Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Entwined Easel - Craft Kit 07

3/14/2018 12:57:00 pm 0 Comments
Today I am sharing a card made with some of the dies from Craft Kit 07. 
As soon as I saw these dies I knew they would make a lovely addition to my collection. The Tonic Studios Craft Kits come out every month and is packed FULL of yummy products! You can find out all about the subscription options, look at all the video inspiration and everything else you need to know using the links below. 
Some useful links
On the main website there are other tabs for: 
Previous Kits
Inspiration - all the videos for each kit 
There is also a Facebook Group run by Tonic you can find HERE
Craft Kit 07 - Entwined Frames
Gently distress your flowers with any ink you have handy in shades of green and a little orange. 

March's Kit is BEAUTIFUL! I've put all the other elements aside and just used a few of the dies and some of the flowers from Kit 05 for a simple easel card. I really like starting off with plain white cardstock at the moment and adding colour myself, which is what I've done to the entire card here. 
Materials Used: 
Craft Kit 07
Tangerine Die Cutting Machine

Craft Perfect Ultra Smooth Media Card
Essentials Banner - Happy Birthday 
Wings & Things small butterfly
Various Ink Pads - greens/blues/orange
fingers daubers for applying inks

Die cut some of the amazing flowers from the 05 kit and also a small butterfly from Wings & Things. 
The flowers compliment the entwined frame perfectly! 
Make a simple easel card using the square entwined die frames from Craft Kit 07. 
Distress the edges with any inks you have, although I've gone for a nice aqua around the card, the sentiment and the butterfly. 
Don't forget to look at all the other inspiration HERE as the ladies have all made videos of their gorgeous projects. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a really great week. 
Lots of love and hugs
Jennifer xx

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Pin-Ups - Time to drink champagne

2/11/2018 08:29:00 am 0 Comments
Well hello there, and on a Sunday too! This is the last of my Pin-Ups from Tonic Studios, this time it's the 'Time to drink champagne and dance on the table' collection. These ladies are fun and sassy and I am sharing three cards today...
Card 1
Tonic Materials: 
Essentials It's Time to drink Champagne- 2112E
Ultra Smooth Media Card 
Sunshine Yellow Nuvo Alcohol Markers
Fair Skin Tones Nuvo Alcohol Markers
Chilli Red Craft Perfect Card
Jet Black Craft Perfect Card
Midnight Topaz Craft Perfect Card
Ruby Ritz Glitter Card
Craft Perfect Twine
Catherdral Gift Box 
Other Materials:
300gsm Kraft Card
Stars and Striped Paper
Hole Punch

I love the Catherdal Box and as long as you have an A4 die cutting machine the base box only takes 1 sheet of A4 card and is a great size for a gift box! I simply cut the top layers out with Stars and Stripes paper and glitter card for a fun box. 
The die has been paper pieced except for her skin hair and drink which I coloured with alcohol markers and finished off with a bit of twine. The box is big enough to fill with a presents, lots of sweets or even a mini bottle of champagne or wine. 
Card 2 
Tonic Materials: 
Essentials It's Time to drink Champagne- 2112E
Ultra Smooth Media Card 
Sunshine Yellow Nuvo Alcohol Markers
Fair Skin Tones Nuvo Alcohol Markers
Cherry Red Craft Perfect Card
Marigold Craft Perfect Card
Red Velvet Pearlescent Card
Jet Black Craft Perfect Card
Ruby Ritz Glitter Card
Memory Book Maker Cascade Dies
Black Ash Embellishment Mousse 
Other Materials:
Polka Dot Paper
Hearts Paper
White Gen Pen

Cut out the card base with the pearlescent card and then your mat and layers using Craft Perfect Card and patterned papers. 
Cut out the wine bottle and remove the glasses and rub Black Ash Embellishment Mousse over the bottle before hot gluing it to a bow. 
Paper piece your lady, remembering to snip out some colour for her shoes. Glitter card looks amazing and really brings her to life. 
Card 3
Tonic Materials: 
Essentials It's Time to drink Champagne- 2112E
Ultra Smooth Media Card 
Fair Skin Tones Nuvo Alcohol Marker
Jet Black Craft Perfect Card
Amethyst Craft Perfect Card
Fuschia Pink Craft Perfect Card
Rose Platinum Mirror card
Decorative Rivol Die Set
Natural Browns Nuvo Alcohol Markers
Crushed Grape Nuvo Drops
Other Materials
Prima Wood Stamp
Wilted Violet Distress Oxide

I wanted to make a background so dug out my only wooden stamp and used part of it for this technique. It literally took about 60 seconds to make this background for something a little different. 
 Add ink only on the part of the stamp you want to use.
Stamp around the edges if you'll be mat and layering. 
 If you need a full background then you can just add in the middle bit or work your way from top to bottom.
 Die cut or cut card stock to the shape and size required. 
We've paper pieced again and I wanted to show you all the components there are. It looks fiddly but makes such a difference and really doesn't take that long. 
 Die cut your mat and layers, add your background and Nuvo drops for a completed card.
That's it from me this week! 7 cards in 3 days is something. ;) I hope you've liked them and wonder - do you make simple stamped backgrounds like I do? I'd love it if you left me a comment and let me know what you think or how you use stamps for backgrounds.

Lots of love and hugs
Jennifer xx

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Pin-Ups - Hello Sailor!

2/10/2018 06:02:00 pm 0 Comments
Hello and welcome to my Saturday blog post. Today I'm sharing the awesome  Hello Sailor from Tonic Studios.

Now, I have a lot of friends in the military and my baby sister is in the Navy so the image, for me, is one of strength and determination, fun and cheekiness. 
Here are two cards I'm sharing with you today. 
Card 1
Tonic Materials Used

Other Material
Patterned Papers

Paper piecing takes time but it's absolutely worth it as you get so much awesome detail. Here I've used white media card as the backing outline so you can use other mediums on it - like alcohol markers for her mouth and hair. 
Use the DL Layering Tag Dies to create a large tag card. The layers were a little far apart for my liking so I doubled up each layer to cover more of the card. 
Use a hole punch at the top of your tag and add ribbon and twine to hold the card together. Cut out the sentiment to complete your large tag, which I think is cute and fun!

Start off with am A2 card blank - 5.5 inches by 4.25 inches. 
spread your embellishment mousse through the stencil at opposite corners and allow to dry. 
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse works fabulous through stencils and it dries quickly. 
Paper piece your die. Take more care when gluing to glitter and use a strong PVA glue. 
You can add some Alcohol markers to her hair, skin, cheek and lips for a realistic face. 
Die cut the largest star with gold pearlescent card and your patterned paper. We want the star sturdy. Next cut out the largest star #1 and #3 with gold pearlescent card again but this time you're making a gold border to attach and where your die cut sailor girl will sit. 
Place your star in the centre of the card and your lady sitting on it, between the stencilled mousse for a great effect. 
Cut out the sentiment to finish. 
These two cards are relatively simple to make but oh such fun! Have a great weekend and I'll be back tomorrow with one more post. 

Lots of love and hugs
Jennifer xx 

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