Monday, 20 November 2017

Classic Roses

Good afternoon everyone ,well Tonic Studios have a brand new launch today Dots and drops frames on Hochanda, so I better show you what I have been up to.
Materials Used :-
Dots & Drops- Classic Rose
Xmas seasons greetings Stamp set -Festive friends
Ornate Frame-Layering die set
Bright White craft perfect card stock
Cherry Red craft perfect card stock
Bottle green nuvo pearl drops
Nuvo Black shadow ink pad
Stamping platform or block
Matching satin bows

The card base is a large card 10"x7" created from A3 card stock 300gsm
Then the mat layer is cut from cherry red craft perfect .
You need to cut the base of the Ornate frame out in white craft perfect and also the next layer down in the same card stock but you will be placing the classic rose detail Die into the centre  of this die  as  you want to cut into the card you  don't want to cut out of the card stock on this layer.
 Now in the next layer cut the plain panel in Cherry red and then cut the same die again in bright white and then cut the rose detail out of the white layer glue these together with wet glue leave to dry and once dry cut though both layers with the smaller middle die this will now give you a frame ,place 3D foam pads to the back of the frame and place onto the larger oval panel  this also needs 3D foam underneath to add depth and dimension to the card.
Now the small die cut for the centre will need to be stamped with the seasons greetings stamp from the festive friends set ,ink the stamp taking the ink pad to your stamp with gentle tapping cover the stamp with Nuvo Black Shadow ink and then press firmly on the card to get an even stamped image bearing in mind if you are lucky enough to have the Tim Holtz stamping platform if your first attempt isn't stamped out evenly you can go back ink the stamp once again and stamp over the first impression. If you haven't got the TH stamping platform I would highly recommend it  makes life so much easier and they are available all over the trade now at very good affordable prices.
 Once all the layers are place on the card it's now time to add the nuvo drops  bottle green has a beautiful pearl shimmer to it if your not confident in placing the drops next to each other do every other drop and when they are dry then fill in where you have missed, it stops them merging together if you are not confident. To finish the card add a saving & organza  ribbon and a little rose gem .

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Hibiscus Sunset

Good morningood everyone sharing a couple of cards with you today from Tonic Studios Silhouette  Hibiscus Sunset Die set.
Materials used :-
Jet black craft perfect
Bright White craft perfect
Yellow craft perfect
Fuschia Pink craft perfect 
Water colour card
Black Base card stock 300gsm
Basic square layering die set
Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens
Nuvo Waterhouse
Nuvo Aqua shimmer pen
Bright white nuvo drops
Will's hand Dream
Silhouette  - Hibiscus sunset  die

The card was created with mat and layers and forming a frame to go around the main sunset die cut using the basic square layering die sets The card blank is 8x8 .
 First cut the sunset die in black craft perfect and emboss as there is a beautiful floral detail to this die then glue this to the water colour card now with the Aqua flow pens I added the colour to a glass mat and picked up the colours with a water brush started the darker areas first gradually going to lighter shades and once finished added a little Nuvo Glimmer  to certain areas.
The large flower bottom right I die cut the scene again and snipped out the flower with scissors and backed on another piece of water colour card and coloured with the Aqua flows as before then shaped the flower a little and placed back on the main die cut with foam pads just to add a little depth and dimension.
To finish the card Will's  hand was die cut in Fuschia Pink craft perfect and white craft perfect and placed on the card and then the bright white nuvo drops were added 3 to the top and 3 to the bottom.

Material used :-
Black Base card stock 300gsm
Bright white craft perfect 
Jet black craft perfect
Double sided sticky sheets
Nuvo gold / copper guiding flakes
Nuvo gold Mousse
Sea shell nuvo drops copper nuvo drops
Jasmine sunset layering die
Layering die set
Silhouette Hibiscus Sunset Die set 

The card base  was created cutting cutting two the same size and placing a score line across the back panel this created the hinge for the front panel to stick to so you can create shaped card bases then cut the next layers with the same die in white card stock to make a frame for the Hibiscus Sunset  to sit.
Cut the Hibiscus  Sunset out in black craft perfect and emboss the detail .
Now add a little gold Nuvo mousse to the raised embossed area within the die cut just apply this with your finger.
Now you will need to cut a piece of double sided sticky to the same size as your die cut  peel one side of the backing off and with the gold flakes cover half of the sheet in a straight line then carefully rub the remaining flakes off and back in the pot then with the other half spread the copper flakes and again rub the excess off.
Now place the die cut on top with wet adhesive and place on  the frame to the card.
Don't forget to keep the little bird when you cut the die as you can now add that back in at the end and then finish off adding the Nuvo drops to each side of the card.

Materials used :-
Silhouette Hibiscus Sunset Die set 
Square layering die sets
Will's hand enjoy
White base card stock
Cornflower blue Craft perfect
Bright White craft perfect
Pistachio green craft perfect
Orange craft perfect
6x6 inky background papers
Oyster grey craft prefect
Orange nuvo drops
The card is 8"x8" in white 300gsm card with mat and layers create a wide frame using the basic square layering die sets.
Choose a suitable inky background for this card I chose a paper pad from my stash that had different inky papers.
Then die cut the Silhouette Hibiscus Sunset  in bright white craft perfect and apply wet glue to the reverse and stick down on top of the patterned paper then cut the detail Die out again in pistachio green and then paper piece the green foliage  back into the scene and then cut the detail out in the orange craft perfect and again paper piece the flowers adding a little wet glue to the area you are placing the card back into the scene.
Die cut the bird in Oyster grey and place it back into the scene.
Finish the card by adding Will's hand enjoy with the case die cut in orange craft perfect and the top layer in orange craft perfect then finish the card adding pumpkin nuvo drops.

Thank you for  visiting my blog today be sure to pop back later today as I have a brand new launch to share with you all xx

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Bunnies,babies,bunting & balloons

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog ,today I am sharing a couple of cards created for Tonic Studios  using the Silhouette  die sets - Babies,Bunting,,Balloons & Bunnies such a  cute die .
Materials used :-
Silhouette  Babies,Bunting,Balloons & Bunnies  die set
Base card stock 280gsm
Basic scalloped and straight edge oval layering dies
Rococo Petite- layered cloud die set
 Fuschia Pink craft perfect
Blossom pink craft perfect
Oyster grey craft perfect
Bright White craft perfect
New Baby sentiment
 Cloud dies from 
Organza pink ribbon

This card is created from a card stock 280gsm and it's just a matter of score lines really then a little mat and layering you will need a score board or a scoring tool on a paper trimmer and you will be scoring on the short side mark with a pencil at 1 1/2" score at 3" ,4 1/2",7 1/2", 9" and mark at 10 1/2" then down each side mark at 3 1/2" then with a ruler mark from the 3 1/2" at the side to the 1 1/2" mark at the top do this on each corner and trim the corners off  you will also need to put some extra score lines in as can be seen bin the photos  below to show.
This is what it should look like with all the score lines in place you just need to trim the corners off.
Score lines go across at an angle from top 1 1/2" down to 4 1/2" and again back the other way and repeat at the oposite end.

You can have the card fold this way or the opposite it's up to you

This just gives you another style of card

The card then has some mats added in pinks glued flat to so the card will fold up I wouldn't use anything more than a 280gm card as it will have a tenancy of cracking along the fold lines, once all the score lines are in place you need to go over all the folds with a bone folder to achieve a lovely clean crisp finish.
The baby outfit is cut in Blossom pink craft perfect for the base layer and then the detail Die is cut with bright white craft perfect card then cut the detail out in the fuchsia pink craft perfect card stock and snip the detail  out and layer on top of the white detail layer you will then need to die cut the bunny with Grey card stock snip out and back the bunny on a darker  grey card and cut free hand with scissors this is then added to the white detail layer.
Then add the New Baby sentiment to one side and the clouds and balloons to the opposite  side and finish the card with a pink Organza bow and pink and white  craft perfect striped bakers twine and add the little dummy I am sure that this card would stand out on the mantlepiece  and be a true keepsake.

Materials to create this card :-
Silhouette  die set Babies,Bunting,Balloons & Bunnies
Bowscale layering die sets
Basic oval layering die sets
Sew pretty two die set- Cherish the moment
Will's hand Cherish sentiment
Craft perfect Bright White card stock
Craft perfect kraft card
Craft perfect chocolate brown 
Polka dot papers
Blue fine liner pen

The card was created cutting two the same size from the Bowscale die set and then scoring about 1" deep across this will be the back of the card this is forming a hinge for the front panel to adhere  to then it's just a matter of cutting different sizes in different co-ordinating colours.
The sew pretty die is cut in white craft perfect and with a blue fine liner pen add the faux  stitching around the edge , next cut the next layer in Kraft card these are added to the card with 3D foam pads now cut the babygrow  using the outer edge die in white craft perfect and then with the detail Die you need to draw around the die with a pencil on polka dot paper and cut out free hand then by eye you need to chop off the bottom part of the babygrow to look like a T shirt but make sure the white base is slightly longer than the polka dot layer so you have a fine border and also trim off the baby's feet each side then cut a small scallop oval for the centre of the T,shirt

Now you will need to die cut the detail part of the die and snip with the scissors to cut out the bunny and the balloons  the bunny is then glued to a piece of chocolate brown card stock and trimmed with scissors you need to cut two Balloons with Kraft card and back on white card and again trim with scissors this is then glued to the oval then with the balloons you trimmed off earlier they need to be backed with blue card stock and trimmed free hand and placed at the top of the card and then adding the cherish sentiment to the bottom of the card in cornflower blue Craft perfect and bright white craft perfect.

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Until next time

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Follow your Heart

Good evening everyone,So tonight i am sharing a couple of cards with you from Tonic Studios Silhouette  die sets.
 Material used to make this card:-
Silhouette  die set - Follow your Heart
Will's Hand- Cherish
 Flowers & heart strips die set
Jet black craft perfect
Cherry red craft perfect
Gold mirror card Craft perfect
Aqua flow Glimmer pen
Patterned paper from my stash
Die cutting Machine
 300gsm card base

The card is made from A4 card stock in cream and you place the card on a score board so your scoring down the short edge and score at  1",2",3",4" flip the card and score again as previously.  Then you just need to add strips of black card to each section with a slight border.
This then looks like a DL card when folded flat but spring up to look very Dimensional  then cut the hearts strip in red and gold mirror card and slightly off set to create a slight shadow and glue to each outer edge of the card.
Now the base of the heart is cut from paper from my stash and then the detail Die is cut from gold mirror card and black craft perfect these are glued together with a slight shadow you will then need to cut the detail Die again in red card stock and paper piece the unberella and  rose. 
The heart is placed on the card with 3D foam pads and with the Glimmer Aqua flow pens you will need to go over the rose and unberella just to add a hint of shimmer. To finish the card you need to add a small bow to the heart and add the cherish sentiment from Will's Hand in gold mirror card and cream card again with a slight drop shadow.

Materials used :-
Silhouette die - Follow your Heart
Tonic A4 embossing folder - Annabel
8x8 card blank in white 3oogsm
Craft perfect Silver Mirror Card
Craft perfect Bright White card stock
Craft perfect grey card stock
Banner die set - Congratulations !
Nuvo Silver embossing powder
Anti static pad
Heat gun
Nuvo clear ink pad
Stamping platform or Acylic block
Die cutting Machine

The card is 8"x 8" with mat and layering in silver mirror card and bright white craft perfect the white craft perfect has been embossed with Tonic Studios Anna below embossing folder then with the Fanciful Florals set you will need to die cut 4 in white card and 4 in silver these are glued flat with wet glue with a slight drop shadow  and just placed on the card to look like one giant corner die
Now die cut the heart with Grey craft perfect card and then cut the detail Die in silver mirror craft perfect and bright white craft perfect these are clued flat with wet glue with a slight drop shadow and carefully snip away the unberella  with scissors the heart is then placed on the card and to finish the card add the banner die set and stamp the banner with the congratulations stamp that comes with the  banner die and heat with a heat gun using nuvo clear ink pad and nuvo silver embossing powder  and add a decorative bow and heart charm.
Thank you for visiting my blog this evening

Until next time xx

Friday, 17 November 2017

Baby Boy

Good afternoon everyone, welcome to my blog ,Today I am sharing a cute baby boy card created using Tonic Studios Silhouette  babies balloons, Bunting and bunnies die set which is adorable.
 Materials used to create this card:-
Craft perfect- cornflower blue
Craft perfect - Bright white
craft perfect- kraft card
Craft perfect -  french blue
White A3 300gsm base card stock
Nuvo natural Twine
Basic layering & scallop circle dies
Hole punch
Essentials Baby boy sentiment
Essentials New Baby sentiment
Basic square layering die sets

The card base is just A3 white card stock 300gsm scored in half trimmed down the the width you want the card and then measure in each side from the top how much you want to trim the corners off but try and measure it so that both sides are even.
Then die  cutting the square layers in cornflower blue,kraft card & bright white  for your layers glue the top white layer flat to the Kraft card then add foam tape to the reverse and stick this to the blue base layer then add foam tape again to the blue layer and place on the card.
Now with a fine liner pen go all the way around the white top layer and free hand add faux stitching  just to draw the eye in towards the focal point. To the top of the card you need to add the circle die cuts so score each circle in half and glue the two circles together with wet glue once dry place over the top of the card and with a good hole punch, punch a hole right through the circles and the card now thread the natural Twine through and tie a bow this has also  had the Faux stitching added around the edge of the white circle. 
Now we are ready to cut the baby grow out in cornflower blue for the outer base die then with the inner detail Die cut out with white craft perfect glue these flat with wet glue now cut the detail Die out again in French  blue craft perfect and with a pair of scissors snip off carefully the booties,dummy,star,mitten and balloon.
Then cut the same die cut again in Kraft perfect card stock and snip the bunny out then back it with a darker brown and cut around free hand with scissors just for a finishing touch I added white and black nuvo drops for his eyes and a little satin bow around the neck before sticking the outer layer down make sure you back the balloons with Kraft card.
To finish the card add the baby & boy sentiment  these are two different sentiment sets the baby is from the New Baby die set and the Boy is from another baby boy die set just a little snipping required.

Thank you for joining me today
 Please keep your eyes peeled as I have many more blog posts for this launch and next week a brand new launch so keep a look out.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Hooray - Twins

Good afternoon everyone,welcome to my blog,today I am Sharing another creation with you from Tonic Studios Silhouette  die sets and the card I am sharing is the Baby die set

Materials used :-
Silhouette- Babies,Bunting ,balloons & Bunny die set
Ribbon & Bows Layering die sets
Banner die sets 
Alphabet  die sets
Blossom Pink craft perfect 
Cornflower Blue craft perfect
White craft perfect
Pistachio craft perfect
Decorative mini buttons
Baby backing papers
White 300gsm base card stock
Simple type Attraction upper & lower case

The card base is created using the Ribbons and bows die set cutting two of the largest outer layers and scoring the back piece to create a hinge on the back part of the card this is then glued to the front panel giving you the beautiful shaped card base. You will need to cut the same size again in the pistachio craft perfect card and then add the next layer and add the detail to the die cut this is then added to the card front base.
To create the two  baby grows  you will need to cut the largest outer die in pink and one in blue,you will need to snip off the balloons each side then draw around the inner detail Die with a pencil on patterned baby themed papers and cut out free hand with scissors. This is then glued flat to the larger base so you have a lovely contrasting border around the patterned paper.
The baby grows then had mini decorative buttons applied with a hot glue gun.
Then the finishing touches were added using the Banner Die Set Hooray and then adding twins from the Alphabet die set - simple type attraction upper & lower case.
Absolutely adorable die sets perfect for card making ,scrapbooking, box making for baby gifts the list is endless.

Thank you for visiting my blog today be sure to pop back very soon I have loads more samples to share with you from these die sets. 

See you soon xx


Good morning everyone,Today I would like to share a card with you  from Tonic Studios brand new Silhouette die sets launched last night on Hochanda with lots of shows for today although stock is flying out, i am not surprised as they are fabulous dies and something a little different.

Materials needed to create  this card :-
Twisting Veranda layering Die set
Will's hand sentiment set -Dream
Craft perfect - Teal Blue
Craft Perfect  Jet Black
Basic square layering die sets
Base card stock black 300gsm
White stamping card stock
Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens
Nuvo Alcohol markers
Nuvo shimmer pen
Nuvo Deluxe glue
Nuvo crystal drops - White
Silhouette Die set  -  Hibiscus sunset

These are the 3 different Silhouette dies in the collection .

The card base is made cutting two of the outside edge from the Twisting Veranda die  and then putting a score line in the top half of the card about 1" deep right across the card and then placing wet delux nuvo glue onto the tab and then place the front section of the card to this it will give you a few seconds to grab but it's a very good strong adhesive. Then you need to cut the same die again in craft perfect Teal card stock  and cut into this layer with the next size down with the detail Die this is then glued to the front of your card base.
The Hibiscus Sunset is cut of of Jet Black craft perfect card stock and placed on a piece of white stamping card this layer was cut using the  basic square layering die sets  making sure you have a lovely white border and then you need to cut another layer  in jet black so that once it has been coloured  it can be fixed to the card using 3D foam pads.
 Once the black die cut is stuck to the stamping card it's time to start colouring I must admit I have used both Aqua flows and Nuvo Alcohol  pens with this card.
I started out with the Ocean
I placed the darker blue on my glass cutting mat and picked up the colour with a water brush going from dark to light once this section was coloured I went over the blue ocean part with the Aqua shimmer pen. I then worked my way up the scene with a strong orange Alcohol  pen and then gradually went with lighter orange tones and blended them in. All the green foliage  and flowers were coloured with Nuvo Alcohol  pens with the flowers having a touch of shimmer pen added.
 Then to finish off the card a sentiment was added from Will's Hand Sentiments -Dream and then white nuvo drops added just to finish.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post today,be sure to pop back over today and tomorrow as I have plenty more samples to  share with you from this launch.

Catch you soon xx