Thursday, 20 October 2016

Wedding Invitation - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome.
Thank you for joining me today.

I have another card to share using the Invite die and stamp collection from Tonic Studios.
This time I've made a wedding invitation that is fairly quick to make considering you might have multiples to do.
The finished card measures 5 1/2 x 4 3/8" when folded and the flap is 2 3/4" deep.
I've rounded the corners on the flap to give a more finished look.

Tonic products used - 
Lovebird and Heart Invite die set
Beautiful Banner invite die set
Invite Banner stamp set
Frond Finesse swirl
Emerald City Glitter drops

When opened the folded card reveals the invitation and a little more decoration.

I hope you will have tons of fun with your Invites but if you are stuck for inspiration just check out Tonic's blog, FB page, Pinterest page and Tonic Gold for more examples made by the team.

Have a good day! 

Just to Say Handmade Card - Sian

This step-by-step shows how I created the above card, it features the new Nuvo Sparkle Dust in colours Cinnamon Spice and Fresh Kiwi.

I absolutely loved working with these as they give you a consistent, subtle texture and beautiful shimmer instead of the harshness you normally get with a glitter.

1. I cut a large square piece of card and used my bone folder to score a line in the centre to create a base layer. I then cut a rusty orange piece of card to sit on top of this, 5mm smaller than the card base and a light green layer 5mm smaller than the orange piece. I matt and layered this onto the card base.

2. I die cut the Fallen Leaves Die from the Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection twice, one to be used as background detail, and one to be featured and used with the glitter. I used spray mount to create a consistent glue area onto the item and added a generous amount of Sparkle Dust to the leaf, I used the rusty orange colour for the branch. Once I had finished with each colour I careful put it back into the pot, so not to waste it.

3. I die cut a panel for the background using white card. I then cut two of the Tonic Just to Say sentiment dies, one to be used as a shadow and one to feature the Sparkle Dust. Again, I used spray mount and dusted the fine glitter on top of it.

4. I cut one of Tonic’s circle pattern dies into the white panel to give it an extra detail. I also die cut a small circle to sit behind it, dusted it with sparkle dust and used glue to attach it to the card.

5. I die cut another leaf and sprinkled it with Sparkle Dust, then added some lovely gingham ribbon around the bottom and created a bow to compliment the card, I then added the leaf, once dry and secured it with string and a ribbon for a more shabby chic effect.

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Sian x

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

It's Party Time - Edna Taylor

 Good morning and welcome to the blog today.
A big hello to my new follower, thank you for joining me, it's lovely to have your company.
I hope you enjoy your visits. :)

Today's card carries on with sharing the great Invites die collections. They are super versatile and sized to suit both large and smaller format cards. My card today is 7 x 7 3/4" to give you an idea of scale.

Tonic products used - 
Harrop layering dies (for card base)
Retro Fern embossing folder
Delicate Daisy Invite die set
Happy Birthday Invite die set
Beautiful Banner Invite die set
Invite Banner stamps
Balustrade in Bloom (for edge detail)
Red Berry Crystal drops 

I've used the Balustrade in Bloom floral edges to complement the card design.
The stamped sentiments are slightly raised to give extra dimension and the decorative elements are cut both inside the card stock and outside to give an idea how much versatility you can have with these sets.
I used the Retro Fern embossing folder on one of my layers for added interest and texture.

Hope you enjoy this one today.!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Wedding Card - Edna Taylor

 Good morning and welcome to the blog today.

I have another of the cards I made for the Tonic Studios Invite launch to share with you.

Tonic products used -

Swirling Frames layering dies (for card base)
Ivory Seashell drops
Light gold Glitter

I lined the card with pearlescent paper to match the ivory tone and printed a faux wedding invitation to finish

I highlighted the roses with Pure Sheen glitter, die cut another wedding invite from gold metallic card and snipped out the word to apply to the ivory die cut on the card to pull the design together.

I hope you enjoy this one today.
Don't forget to catch the demos on Create & Craft and check out Tonic's FB page, Tonic Gold, Tonic Blog and Pinterest for lots more inspiration.

Have a super day!

Big 50 - Tonic Studios Card

 Hi :) I made a card for a friend who has just turned 50. I used the Tonic Studios Kings Cross die set but only used the front part and added it to the card with 3D foam squares. The background dies are from  the Swirling Frame set. 

Monday, 17 October 2016

Wedding Invites - Claire Rhodes-Brandon

Sharing a couple of wedding invites today made using the new Invite Die Sets by Tonic Studios. They're being launched on Create & Craft tomorrow (Oct 17th).
Each die set is verso edged and designed to interchange perfectly with every other die set in the range! Mix and match the inner detail dies or the outer edge dies to create your very own unique invite design!
These are fun versatile dies that also have coordinating rubber stamps.
Hope you can catch some of the shows tomorrow which are on at 9am, 12pm and 2pm on Create & Craft.

You're Invited - Edna Taylor

Good morning and welcome to a new week on the blog.
I have a card to share today using the brand new Invite Dies from Tonic Studios that are being launched today on Create & Craft.

Tonic products used - 
Ribbons and Bows Layering dies
Parquet Trellis Invite (for the background)
Beautiful Banner
Invite Banner stamps
Petal Pairs #3 punch set
Frond Finesse swirl
Ivory Seashell drops
Essentials Romantic Cottage card stock

The gorgeous trellis die is perfect for making larger layers and I've used it as my background for the Beautiful Banner die and stamp.
The stamps fit perfectly onto the banner die and I've 3D'd it to add dimension. 

Don't forget to check out Tonic's FB page, Tonic Gold and Tonic's blog for more inspiration and fun ways to use these gorgeous new dies.
The shows are on today at 12 noon, 2 and 10 pm. 

Have a great week!