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Good Luck Teacher Card

I can’t believe that it is August and that it is almost time to send the kids back to school!  It feels like summer just flew by.  With school starting in only a few weeks, it is time to start thinking about gifts and cards for the teachers.  I decided to create a fun card that we can drop a gift card into to help with any additional supplies that the teacher might need.

Here’s what you will need:

Here’s how to put it all together:

Take a piece of the watercolor paper and stamp your image onto it with the clear ink.

Add embossing powder and then shake off the excess.  If there is any left over, you can use a small brush to carefully brush it away.  Heat set it when you are done.

Using your Nuvo Aqua Flow pens, add color to the image where you want.  To lighten it in areas, use the water brush with water after it initially dries.  Dab it with a paper towel and some of the color will be removed and it will be a lighter image.

 

Once the main image is dry, put 1-2 drops of Aqua Flow background colors onto the glass mat with some water.  Using the water brush, lightly add the softened colors to create your background.  Allow this to dry completely.

 

Stamp your sentiment, sprinkle with silver embossing powder, and heat set.

 

Trim down the image to a square that will fit on the front of your card base with some room around it.

Take your card base and tape down some baker’s twine to create a loopy decoration.

 

Add pop dots to your stamped piece and add it over the twine.

Add Nuvo drops and allow them to dry.

All that is left to do is add your gift card and a note to the teacher and you are all set!

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Birthday Wishes Card by Marisa Job

Hello friends! I have been having so much fun with my Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. They are great for coloring and creating water colored backgrounds. The colors blend beautifully with water using the Nuvo spray bottle and Nuvo water brush.

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

Other Supplies: White, Purple and blue cardstock, white watercolor cardstock, Ranger Distress Inks, purple silk ribbon, heat tool.

Instructions:

1. Create a 6” x 6” card base from purple cardstock. Die cut a 5 ½” x 5 ½” square with Scalloped Square die set from white watercolor cardstock.

2. To create the water colored background, scribble with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens on glass cutting mat. I used Aqua Splash, Indigo Dawn and Azure Blue Aqua Flow pens. Spray water on top with Nuvo Light Mist Spray Bottle and then apply white watercolor cardstock on top to capture color. Dry wet cardstock with heat tool. Repeat this process several times until colors are darker.

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3. Die cut Posy Pillar Strips from white cardstock. Color with Aqua Flow pens as background. Glue to card with Funky Glue Pen. Color inside the die cuts with Aqua Splash pen and Nuvo Water Brush.

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4. Mat water colored square with blue cardstock and adhere to card front.

5. Die cut flowers with Apple Blossom die set from white cardstock. Color flowers and leaves with distress inks and dauber. Shape petals with Floral Crafters Tool set, glue layers together and then adhere to card as pictured. Embellish center of flowers with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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6. Create a bow with purple silk ribbon and glue under flower.

Have a great day!!

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You Are Amazing Card by Heidi Blankenship

Hello everyone!  Heidi here today.  Have you seen the beautiful mandala garden stones that are very trendy right now?  I think they are so beautiful and the intricate designs are amazing.  I wanted to create a card that would resemble the look of the mandala garden stones.  The Nuvo Crystal Drops are perfect for creating the little dots of paint.

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Here is what you will need to create your card:

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To start, place the stencil on top of the mixed media paper.  You can use a low-tack tape to hold the stencil in place.  Then, use a palette knife to apply the Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum.  Remove the stencil and set paper aside to dry.  Wash the palette knife and the stencil right away.

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Next, apply the Nuvo Crystal Drops.  To create a rainbow pattern use the Nuvo Crystal Drops in this order Gloss – Carnation Pink, Gloss – Ripened Pumpkin, Gloss – Dandelion Yellow, Gloss – Apple Green, Gloss – Caribbean Ocean, and Gloss – Crushed Grape.  Start in the center and work your way out to the edge of the design.  Then set aside to dry. Applying light pressure to the bottles will create smaller drops and a little heavier pressure will create the larger drops.  If you need to, practice making different size drops on a piece of scratch paper.

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Here is a close up to see the dimension from the mousse and drops.

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The sentiment was stamped onto black cardstock using VersaMark ink.  Then add Nuvo Glitter Embossing Powder – Silver Moonlight and use a heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  Fussy cut the banner ends of the paper using the Tim Holtz – 5 Inch Mini Snips. To add some dimension to the sentiments add foam squares to the back and then add to the card front.

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To finish off the card add scor-tape to both sides of a piece of white craft foam.  Adhere the card front to the craft foam.  Then adhere the card front to a black A2 top folding card base.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

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Flowery Easel Card

IMG_4061Giving a handmade card to someone is nice but creating a card with a fancy fold for someone can really show how much they mean to you!  Creating an easel card can be fun and easy when using the new Balustrade in Bloom Flip-Flop, Easel & Frame Die set.

 

  • Cut a piece of 8 1/2 x 11″ cardstock to 5 1/4 x 10 1/2″.  Score it at 5 1/4″.  Fold top portion in half to create the easel.  Position the die as shown…..you can see that only one side of this die has a cutting blade and the other side just cuts small slits.  The cut portion will create the easel effect
  • This is what your easel card will look like once you fold it!  Now it’s time to decorate the card.

 

  • Using the Woodland Aster die set, create some flowers to decorate the card.  After die cutting the flowers, sponge with Victorian Velvet Distress ink and shape the flowers!

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Here is a close-up of the flowers………

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Here is a look from the side of the Easel Card.  These kind of cards are super easy to create when using the Flip-flop, Easel & Frame Die range from Tonic Studios!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Cupcake & Treat Box by Marisa Job

Hello Friends! This is such a cute box die set, very simple and fun project to make. I was able to fit 2 Nuvo Crystal Drops bottles in this box for a present for one of my friends.

 

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

Other Supplies: Teal Metallic Cardstock, White Cardstock, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Adhesive Sheets, Pink Silk Ribbon, Sponge Dauber.

Instructions:

1. Die cut Cupcake & Treat Box base from teal metallic cardstock. You need to die cut 2 pieces for the box base.

2. Die cut decorative pieces from white cardstock. Color with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. I used 3 colors, Royal Aubergine, Pink Flambe and Orange Blush. I also used a sponge dauber to mix colors together.

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3. Die cut decorative background pieces from white cardstock and double adhesive sheet. Adhere colored decorative pieces to adhesive background pieces and then cover exposed sticky areas with Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter.

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4. Adhere decorative pieces to box with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive glue. Assemble box by folding scored lines and gluing at the tabs.

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5. Die cut small tag from die set. Tie box together with a ribbon.

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Thanks for visiting!

Marisa 

 

 

 

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On Your Big Day Card by Marisa Job

Hello Friends! I had a great time making this card using Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and Nuvo water brush. The colors are bright and blend beautifully with a little water from the water brush. The flowers, leaves, and frame were die cut with Tonic’s beautiful dies.

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Tonic Studios Supplies:

 Other Supplies: White cardstock, foam squares, Versamark embossing ink, black ink pad, Ranger Distress inks, heat gun. 

Instructions: 

1. Die cut card base using Swirling Frame layering die set from white cardstock.

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2. Die cut a smaller piece from watercolor cardstock for the background. Stamp Vine Flourish using Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Versamark and Nuvo white embossing powder and then heat set.

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3. Color background with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and Nuvo water brush. Dry with heat gun and adhere to card base with Funky Glue pen.

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4. Stamp Henna Tag with Versamark and Nuvo white embossing powder and then heat set. Color with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and Nuvo water brush. Stamp sentiment with black ink. Die cut Henna tag with oval die and adhere to center of card using foam squares.

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5. Die cut flowers and leaves using Beautiful Blooms Woodland Aster die set from white cardstock. Color with distress inks, shape with Floral Crafters tool set and then adhere to card as pictured. Embellish center of flowers with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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Have a great day!

Marisa 

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Glitter Place Cards by Smitha Katti

Hello Crafty friends! Today I am sharing a fun way to glitter up your cardmaking! These cards would be perfect for any wedding themed occasion.

Supplies used:

I started by trimming my cardstock to measure 5 by 3.5 inches. When folded each place card will measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches in size. Next step is to add the glitter! This is super easy to do, just add glue to the edges of the card and then sprinkle with the glitter. The Nuvo pure sheen glitter comes in a great array of colors, but this soft gold one is my favorite!Next I went ahead and die cut a bunch of labels using the Essentials Big Scallop Layering Basics Die set. I simply love the scalloped edge of this die and thought it would be perfect to use here. I then trimmed each label in the middle to create two halves.Onto each half label you then add your guest ‘s names. You can print the name or have a calligrapher hand letter them for you. Then using a strong tape adhesive, adhere the label onto the glittered card base. The finished place cards look simple yet shiny! The contrast between the plain cardstock and the glitter really catches the eye. You can easily make a bunch of these in one afternoon. And this would be great craft to do with a friend- one of you adds the glue and the other adds the glitter.

This photo really doesn’t do complete justice to the glitter. In real life it is super soft and shimmery something that is tough to capture on camera.

Thanks for crafting with me today!