Friday 20 November 2020

Tonic Studios Stamp Club 3 - Happy Hibiscus (and video link)

 These are some cards I made with the brand new Stamp Club 3 release :) Happy Hibiscus :)
I have coloured all the images with Tonic Studios Nuvo alcohol markers

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This is a link to my video on YouTube showing how I stamped and coloured this card - enjoy! :)

Thursday 19 November 2020

Tonic Studios Showcase - Spring Florals


This month's Showcase dies from Tonic Studios is a beautiful set of detailed floral dies, dies to create backing plates for each flower, a bee, a humming bird and some debossing sentiment dies. There are so many different ways of using these dies together eg paper piecing, snipping the flowers from the stems and even adding colour to the flowers with watercolour pencils or alcohol markers. For this card I thought I'd show the lovely flowers off on a centre easel. 

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You will need:
Tonic Studios Craft Perfect 6x6 Bright White Card Blank
Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Smooth White Card
Tonic Studios Craft Perfect Mauve Purple Card
Tonic Studios Craft Perfect 6x6 Dream in Colour paper pad
Deluxe Adhesive
3D foam tape
Nuvo Stone Drops - Lady Liberty

How to make it:

1. I have selected these two large dies for my card. The die on the left will cut out the backing plate and the die on the right will cut out a detailed floral image .

2. Die cut the backing plate from Mauve Purple card and the detailed floral die from white card.

3. Cut out the rectangle die from mauve purple card, then tape the sentiment die on top and pass through your die cutting machine. Place the die cut inside the rectangle die with the sentiment die taped into teh centre and follow the groove around the outside with am embossing tool to give a clearly defined border.

4. Glue the white die to the backing plate and add 3D foam tape to the sentiment die cut.

5. Add the sentiment to the white rectangle on the floral diecut.

6. Score and fold the front of the card in half. Measure in 3 cm from each side at the fold and cut away.

7. Cut a piece of lilac patterned paper to 14.5cm x 14.5cm and glue to the inside of the card. Glue the floral die cut to the centre of the easel, taking care not to add glue above the top fold.

8. Make a stopper for the easel by gluing  15cm x 3cm piece of aqua patterned paper to a 15cm x 3.5cm piece of white card. add a narrow strip of lilac patterned paper across the centre. Attach this to the card, 2cm up from the bottom, with 3D foam tape. Die cut and emboss the Thank You in the same way as the Just for You sentiment but in white card an glue to the stopper.

9. Die cut the humming bird as shown to coordinate with the colours of the card.

10. Glue the bird, by the tips of the tail and beak, to the top of the easel and add Stone Drops as shown.

I hope you like this little card and give it a try! Most of all, just have fun! :)

Here are some more photos of different cards made with the same die set - 

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Tonic Studios Mega Mixed Media Sale (Nov 2020)

 Did you know that Tonic Studios have a Mega Sale on Mixed Media products throughout November (2020) with up to 70% off? I have used several of the products in the sale to make a card and have added the names of the products on the video.

I earn a small commission from sales with my affiliate links but it won't cost you any extra. Thanks very much :)

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I have also used the Happy Birthday / Happy Anniversary Decorative Duo Sentiment die

Thursday 12 November 2020

Tonic Studios Designer's Choice 13 - Luxurious Lace Die Set

Tonic Studios' Designer's Choice die set has just been released and it's jam packed with lacy and scalloped dies. No surprises that it's called the Luxurious Lace Die Set!

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( I earn a small commission from sales with the links but it won't cost you any extra - thanks !)

It took me on a trip down memory lane to the time when I used to love lacy border punches but it's so much easier to create these fancy edges using dies.

I have also posted a video showing how to make the card shown above .
If you're not already a subscriber to my channel, you'd be more than welcome to join me there! :)

I've used the dies to create the background layer as well as the scalloped edges to the dresses.

The white pattern in the centre is cut through the card blank. The others have been cut into red card and glued onto the card.

Monday 9 November 2020

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 38 - Floral Gift Wallet (incl video)

 Wow!! Tonic Studios Kit 38 is available now!

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This super kit has all the card, paper and dies you need to create beautiful Floral Gift Wallets. There are also lots of fab Nuvo products too :)

Saturday 7 November 2020

What have we got? - Washi Tape (plus video)

 I have just published the first video on my YouTube channel in another little mini series which I'm calling "What have we got?" In these videos I'll be sharing some ideas to use up some of the craft stash which you may already have. Just by using new ideas with a little bit of older stash you can give it new life!

See below for the video - you can watch on YouTube

Today I'm sharing some uses for washi tape :)
I show lots of washi tape ideas at the start of the video and make a card using several different tapes at the end. I hope you enjoy it.

I have used washi tape on borders, to create panels which I have then die cut, created backgrounds. In the video I show how to make the card in the centre of the photo above.

These are ideas for washi tape which I created a while ago for a magazine. In the video I show you the cards and outline the washi tape ideas :)


Tuesday 3 November 2020

elements Watercolour Half Pan Set - 50 colours - YouTube video


elements Watercolour Whole Pan Set - 42 colours - YouTube video


This is a look at the "elements Watercolour Whole Pan Set - 42 colours

In this video I show you what you will find inside the box, making up the swatches and painting a flower.
"This is a set of 34 richly pigmented, premium watercolour whole pans.
It contains 30 traditional colours, 6 vibrant neon colours, 6 shimmering metallics and a versatile waterbrush. Each rich, creamy paint pan is hand- poured and can be removed from the try for easy access while painting. It includes a blank swatch card to paint yourself and reference the true, dry finish of each unique colour."