Thursday, 5 May 2016

Celebrate - Edna

Hello and welcome to the blog today.
So glad you could call in. I have another sample card to share from the Tonic Studios Patterned Panel Craftinator.

Tonic Products used -
Sunflower Burst Patterned Panel
Celebrate Mini Moments Sentiment
Sunburst Gazania Beautiful Blooms
Magnolia floral accent 
Rectangle layering dies
Ice White Glitter
Essentials Gracious Grey card stock 

I've glittered the layer behind the panel to add sparkle and interest.

Thank you for calling in today. Have a good one!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Patterned Panel - Vibrant Damask - Victoria Dalziel

Good afternoon crafters, I seem to be in a pastel mode at the moment mint and pale blue being my favourite colours maybe I'm thinking about summer and warmer days to come so today yep you guessed correctly pale blue it is from Tonic Studios Patterned Panel launch over on create and craft

Dies used:
Vibrant Damask - Patterned Panel Die Set
Beautiful Blooms- Woodland Aster
Ornate Frame - Layering Die Set
Everyday Mini Decorative Stamp Set

The card was very simple to put together it's A5 in size which is A4 card stock scored and folded in half with a light blue layer at the back to show through the Damask die cut which I just cut twice I didn't actually pattern match this one there is a very fine line down the centre if you look carefully but as I was covering the centre with a larger topper you wouldn't notice the join in the card but if it was to be a plain card I would have pattern matched the design which just takes a little time to line up if you havn't done it before but once you have your away,
I then cut the oval and detail Die in the centre from the ornate frame die set and stamped the sentiment with clear versa mark and sprinkled with silver nuvo embossing powder over the stamped sentiment and heat embossed from the back to leave a smoother finish but this is personal choice.
I then put the card together in the centre with foam pads to add a little depth and dimension
I cut the Beautiful Blooms Woodland Aster I absolutely luv this bloom I cut the base in blue and then cut the detail in white and shaped the Aster with Tonics ball tool and sponge mat it's a fabulous flower forming kit and I don't know what I did before I bought it, it's an essential piece of kit if you are wanting to make flowers for your cards and projects and why not make life easier with the correct tools.
To finish the card I added the satin bow and glued the Aster to the centre of the bow with a hot glue gun and added nuvo drops.

Thank you for taking the time to visit today be sure to pop back soon as I have more samples to share with you

Victoria xx

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Congratulations - Edna

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I hope you had a relaxing Bank Holiday weekend and are ready to get into the busy week ahead.

I have another of my sample cards to share from the Tonic Craftinator show. Join Jodie at 5.00pm and 9.00pm today on Create & Craft for more great demos and inspiration.

Tonic products used -
Vibrant Damask Patterned Panel
Rococo butterfly
Circle and Pinhole layering circle dies
Silver mirror card
Congratulations sentiment
White Blizzard crystal drops

Additional products used - tulle and organza ribbons, acetate to back the card front

The panel was cut into the front of the card twice, overlapping where the design matched to form a wider panel. I backed this with a sheet of acetate for rigidity. The inside back of the card was matted with black card stock. 
The large dazzler was made with the White Blizzard crystal drops. I squeezed a good amount of the drops onto a spare piece of acetate and allowed it to dry thoroughly before attaching to the ribbon bows with hot glue. 

Nice and simple but hopefully effective. :) 

Thank you for joining me today.
Have a great week!

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

How to make a banner with the Garland Fayre die set - Ruth

The Garland Fayre die set contains 10 different dies which can be used to make bunting. There are plain and scallop edged outline shapes as well as decorative dies which can be used to cut a pattern within the outline die cut. For this card I have used the plain and scalloped outline dies.

To make this card you will need;
A4 white card
Tonic Studios Garland Fayre die set
Tonic Studios Cuddly Bears die
white card 
coral card
Funky Glue 
Tonic Studios V Blade Trimmer
die cutting machine

How to make it:
 1. Score and fold the A4 white card in half.

 2. Place the folded edge against the top of the trimmer and make 4cm long slits at 4cm in from each edge.

 3. Open the card and score from the end of each slit down to the end of the slit below.

4. Fold this part to the inside of the card.

 5. Cut a piece of striped paper to measure 14cm x 20cm. Go in 3.25cm from each edge at the top and cut down 4cm. Cut across from the end of one slit to the other and remove the piece in the centre.

 6. Glue this piece to the card front.

7. Take a piece of twine which is longer that the gap in the card, tie a small bow at each end and glue to each side of the card. 

8. Place the scalloped edge dies on the white card and cut out with your die cutting machine. Repeat this again so that you have 2 triangle die cuts.

9. Do the same with the plain edged dies on spotty patterned paper.

 10. Snip the tops off the patterned die cuts.

 11. Glue the spotty die cuts to the white die cuts.

 12. Use the letters from the Clarice die set to cut out Hello from white card and glue to the bunting.

 13. Repeat with coral coloured card and glue to the bunting beside the white letters but offset slightly. Fold over the tab at the tops of the bunting, add glue to the backs of these and attach to the twine across the top of the card.

14. Layer two die cut ovals and add white Cuddly Bears die cut on top. Glue to the centre of the card. Cut out the oval patterned shape from the Tangled Trellis die set , cut it in half and glue half in at each side of the layered ovals. Add Crystal Drops to the bears' noses and at either side of the oval.

Monday, 25 April 2016

How to make an easel card with the Twisting Veranda layering die set - Ruth

The Twisting Veranda Layering die set from Tonic Studios has 11 dies in the pack, some of which cut out a solid shape and others which cut out the pattern only (verso). I've used dies from this set to make this easel card and you can see the steps in making it below.

You will need:
Tonic Studios Twisting Veranda die set
Tonic Studios Delicate Daisy die set
Tonic Studios Sew Pretty "Have a Beautiful Day" die set
Tonic Studios Filigree Flourish die set
Funky Glue
3D foam squares
white card
black card
pink card
die cutting machine

How to make it:

1. Score and fold a piece of white A4 card in half and place the outline die which is 3rd from the outside in the set on top. Secure with masking tape so that all of the die is on the card except for a little section at the top.

2. Pass the card and die through your die cutting machine and when you remove it, it will look like this.

3. Score down the centre of one of the shapes.

4. Fold in half to give the easel base.

 5. Using the same outline die, cut another shape in white card and one in black.

 6. Take the corresponding size of "verso" die (the one which only cuts the pattern) and tape it on top of the white die cut. Pass through the die cutting machine.

 7. Take the next smallest verso die, tape on top and pass through the machine.

8. Finally repeat the last step with the next smallest verso die from the set.

9. Take the small outline die which fits inside the last step and cut out two shapes - one black and one white.

 10. Using the corresponding verso die cut the pattern into the black shape and glue this piece directly on top of the white shape. Attach this to the centre of the card with 3D foam squares.

11. Spread glue on the front folded part of the easel and attach the die cut panel on top so that the bottom of the panel is glued to the folded part of the easel as shown.

12. Die cut "Have a Beautiful Day" from white and black card.

 13. Glue the white sentiment on top of the black one, offsetting slightly to create a shadow effect and glue to the centre of the card.

14. Cut two more of the smaller solid shapes from black and white.

15. Add the pattern in the centre of the black one with the small verso die. Glue the black shape onto the white shape and attach to the bottom of the card with 3D foam squares to act as a stopper for the easel. Die cut the Filigree Flourish shape shown from black card and snip in half. Glue the halves to each side of the base beside the stopper.

16. Decorate with flowers made from the Entwining Trellis " Delicate Daisy set.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Beautiful Blooms and Faith dies - Edna

Hello and good morning.

I'm officially on holiday but have scheduled a few posts so hopefully they will behave and pop up on the blog at the right time. :) 

I have two cards to share today using the fabulous new Beautiful Blooms and Faith Die collections from Tonic Studios.

Two totally different styles but that's what it's all about, having fun and playing with these very versatile products.
Onto the cards ... 

Tonic Products used -
Sweet Melia Beautiful Blooms
Memento Gift of Love frame for the flowerpot
Mini Moments Congrats sentiment
Violet Infusion Glitter
Purple Rain Crystal Drops

The flowers have been cut from patterned paper in my stash and gently shaped for some dimension. I trimmed the Memento die to form the flower vase that I cut out of some fabulous crinkly metallic paper from my stash. 
The sentiment has been glittered with Pure Sheen Violet Infusion but it doesn't show up too well in the pic. 
I loved this simple take on the dies - makes a change for me. :) 

Onto my second card.
I've used one of the Faith dies from the collection. I'm sure you can guess which one. :)

Tonic Products used -
Rococo Font die
Ornate Frame layering dies
Twisting Veranda 
Assortment of flower dies - Radiant Roselily, Delicate Daisies, Gerbera daisy centre. The whole collection of Tonic flower dies work so well together and really complement one another.
Rhubarb Crumble/ Ivory Seashell and Dandelion yellow Crystal drops
Tonic sentiment stamp
Essentials card stock - Magnificent Magenta and Heated Hues collections.

I cut the top from the font with mid brown card stock and backed it with a darker brown.  I embossed the die cut for more detail and adhered it to the card with Collal gel glue.
I arranged my flowers to form a loose bouquet and cut fine strips of green to act as the foliage. 

Thank you for calling in today.
Have a good one! 

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Beautiful Blooms and Faith dies - Edna

Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
I have two cards to share using the new Tonic dies from the Beautiful Blooms and the Faith collections respectively.

Tonic products used -Twisting Veranda layering dies for card base and layersSweet Melia Swirl Beautiful BloomsApple Blossom Beautiful BloomsFrom Me to You topper die setRipened Pumpkin Crystal drops

My second card features the lovely Intricate Window and New Life Cross Rococo dies from the Faith Collection. The cross is the first Verso Rococo die which means it can be left in your card stock or cut out of it. I've cut it out on this occasion and 3D'd it in front of the window for some dimension. 

Other Tonic products used - Thinking of you Idyllics Garland Fancy die setWedgewood Blue Crystal Drops

I kept this card very simple inlaying the window onto a background that matched the cross. The intricacy of the design just speaks for itself so I added only a little ribbon draped around the cross as an embellishment. 
The papers are from Tanya Whelan's 'Wild Rose' collection.