Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Celebrate It's Birthday Time with Tonic Timepiece Media Dies :D - Crafti Potential

A fun kind of Art Journal style birthday card, this one is much bigger than my usual favourite size, it was for my mums birthday earlier this year and she said she wanted a really big card :D I was really in the mood to create an Art Journal style background when I made this card, but didn't want to actually create and art journal layout, so I thought why not do a super duper extravagant 8x8 card for mums birthday :D Hope you liked it! It'd work equally well as a canvas piece too for some home decor :D :D

Main products used :D
Watercolour Card

To see the process behind this Art Journal style card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

If any items are out of stock on CraftStash, make sure to add your e-mail to the in stock notification of that product so that CraftStash know you're interested! :D

Lots more photos below :D 

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Decorative Strip Edge Dies - Victoria Dalziel

Good morning everyone, hope you all had a good weekend,talking of weekend did you catch our Jodie on Sunday launching the brand new strip edge dies from Tonic Studios,if you didn't your missing out they are so beautiful they make very elegant cards but also from the DT they show so many different styles they can be really modern and funky.
Join Jodie again if you missed this morning's show you can watch Jodie live at 1pm and 5pm today on Hochanda, but don't forget you can watch missed shows back on the rewind service on Hochandas web site.

Materials used:-
Blossom decorative strip die
Bright White craft perfect 
Blossom Pink craft perfect
White base card white 300gsm
Tag from a gift in a tonic magazine
Decorative papers
Pink satin bow
Nuvo drops - Ivory Seashell

material used :-
Swirl decorative strip die
5x7 white base card tent fold
Pewter grey craft perfect
Bright White craft perfect
Thanks Sentiment strips
Most recent flowers & flourishes
Vintage drops - earl grey
Decorative paper
Strawberry bonbon glitter pen
Water brush pen
Magnificent magnolia stamp/ die set
Fanciful front die set 
Dainty daisy die set

Materials used:-
Blossom decorative strip die
Black 8x8 base card
Blossom Pink craft perfect
Jet Black Craft perfect
Bright White craft perfect 
White craft perfect stamping card
For you sentiment strip
Square pinhole layering die set
Black Nuvo drops
Black fine line pen
Nuvo Alcohol pens 510,512,516

Materials used:-
Swirl decorative strip die
7x7 cream card blank tent fold
Ivory craft perfect
Black Craft perfect
Chilli red Craft perfect 
Fern Green craft perfect
Speciality card golden mosaic
With love sentiment and plaque
Black Nuvo drops
Fanciful front

Materials used:-
Blossom decorative strip die
cream card blank
Decorative papers
Cream satin bow and gem embellishment
Ivory craft perfect
Harvest Gold mirror card- 
For you sentiment
Bay scallop Layering dies
Nuvo drops ivory seashell
Vintage drops - saddle bag

Materials used:-
Blossom decorative strip die
White base card 5x7
Decorative papers
Birthday girl sentiment( circle stepper card set)
Elegant oval Layering die set-
White satin bow
Nuvo drops 
Small daisy flower

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today , anything you need to know or ask just leave a comment here and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Have a great week everyone.

Don't forget our Jodie back on Hochanda today at 1pm xx

See Victoria's original blog post here.

A Time to Treasure Forever and Ever with Craft Kit #15 - Christine Smith

A really quick and simple wedding or anniversary card using the Tonic Craft Kit #15 :D this is a kit that is designed to help you create the perfect little memory book, but the two layering dies fit perfectly on and American A2 sized card (my CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl rectangle dies) Hope you liked this really easy to make card using the stunning papers, stamps, glitter and nuvo drops from the kit :D :D

Check out the Tonic Craft Kit Website for more info on how you can get your subscription or one off kit too :D  And if you want a detailed look through the kit, have a look at my unboxing video over on my Know How channel :D :D 

Main Tonic products used :D 
- Exclusive Die Set
- Exclusive Stamp Set
- Brand new  Chestnut Brown Glitter and Confetti
- Exclusive Hammered Copper Nuvo Expanding Mousse
Copper Blush Nuvo Embossing Powder

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

My Essential Products :D 
If any items are out of stock on CraftStash, make sure to add your e-mail to the in stock notification of that product so that CraftStash know you're interested! :D

Lots more photos below :D 

Feather Strip Die Set Samples - Edna Taylor

Hello and welcome to the blog today.
I have some samples from the launch of the Tonic Studios Strip Dies show to share today.
Here are three cards using the beautiful Feather set. Such a unique design and so versatile for many occasions.

I've used Craft Perfect in Jet Black and Bright White with a shadow of Silver Silk Speciality card stockThe Hello Strip sentiment dieBlack/white Nuvo TwineNuvo Vintage drops Earl Grey
For my second card I've used the beautiful Kaleidoscope Octagonal dies from the Sewing Forever die setOctagonal layering dies Floral FavourMica Mists - Fresh Pear, Nubula BlueNuvo Black Shadow hybrid inkCraft Perfect - Limelight Pearlescent, Teal Blue, Ocean Blue
The stamp is from a Marianne Design set 'Dreams' from my stash.

For my third card I used the main feather die to cut into the card stock across the panel three times.I've used Ultra Smooth white card stock spritzed with water and sprinkled with Nuvo Shimmer powders in Blue Blitz and Cherry Bomb.
The card base and layer was cut from the Bowscale layering die set and I've used the strip edger die for the front white panel. 
The stamp is from my stash. 

Tonic Feather Strip Die Set   3 Dies-622779
There are four sets to choose from, all beautifully designed to make your cards and projects really special.
Tonic Strip Die Sets   Feather  Blossom  Swirl   Floral   12 Dies-217160

Thank you for calling in today.
Have a great day! x 

See Edna's original blog post here.

Nuvo Expanding Mousse Mixed Media Projects - Jennifer Kray

Hi everyone, Today I have a couple projects to share with you using the recently launched Tonic Studios Nuvo Expanding Mousse. 

Unfortunately, I don't have a step by step tutorial as I wasn't sure how either would turn out - sorry! Next time I'll be sure to give a full tutorial when I use it. I did manage to take some pictures - I sometimes do this when I'm prepping projects as I have to make identical sets. 

Project 1 - Dreamer of Dreams - 5"x7" Deep Canvas

The Nuvo Expanding Mousse was added directly to a canvas and primed with gesso and metal embellishments and die cuts were added. White gesso was applied straight over the expanding mousse and the Blue Expanding Mousse used both as a spray and applied directly to the canvas. The white is watered down white acrylic paint as a spray. I was a little disappointed with the hearts as they didn't stand out as much as I'd hoped but it still turned out ok. The project is finished by adding crackle Glaze over the edges of the canvas. 

Tonic Studios Materials Used: 
Tangerine Die Cutting Machine
Tonic Studios Heart Dies
Other Materials: 
5"x7" Deep Canvas
White Gesso
White Acrylic Paint
Black Ink
Metal Embellishments
Crackle Glaze
Mini Art Stones
Dreamer of Dreams Sentiment
Crisscross MDF 
Spray Bottle and Distilled water

Project 2 - Challenge The World, 5"x7" Canvas Board
My Next Project actually started out as a card. I added Nuvo Embellishment and Expanding Mousse to my original panel. 

Once I'd added the Expanding Mousse it became apparent that this was going to be a heavier project and so added my original panel to a canva board. However, the panel was smaller than my canvas which meant that I used a lot of Expanding Mousse to fill in the gaps. This had a wonderful effect which I this point I added a stenciled script but didn't take any photos. This was tricky and should have added it before I started with the Expanding Mousse. 

I left the bottom right blank as I now had a different direction for my canvas. After die cutting some cogs in MDF, I added them to the canvas. You can see how the pieces sort of moulded into the mousse - so cool! 
Black gesso then Expanding Mousse added to metal embellishments - lush!

The Mousse was then added to all my timepiece die cuts. 
After a few layers of Mousse and die cuts. 

You can really see the colours and texture building up now on all the added cogs. 

The rusty effect was something I wasn't expecting and it just blew me away at how easy it was. Simply apply and then use your heat gun to 'expand' the mousse. 

To complete the project some sentiments were added and I love them. My husband said it looks like something you'd fetch from the bottom of the ocean. Happiness achieved, haha! This canvas really does look lush - what do you think?
Tonic Studios Materials Used: 
Tangerine Die Cutting Machine

Other Materials: 
5"x 7" Deep Canvas
Black Gesso
Metal Embellishments - key and wings
Tim Holtz Sentiments
Script Stencil Black Cardstock
Mixed Media Cardstock
Thank you for taking the time to pop over, I can't tell you how much I appreciate this. I'll be back soon! 

Lots of love and hugs
Jennifer xx

See Jen's original blog post here.

Edging Strip Dies - Victoria Dalziel

Good Afternoon everyone, well Tonic Studios have a brand new launch this evening at 6pm on Hochanda the gorgeous border strips 4 x die sets in the collection and they are so pretty, the DT have made stunning cards with these.

Material used:-
Border strip - swirl
Craft perfect Kraft card
Craft perfect Bright White 
Craft perfect jet black
Craft perfect Champagne 
Floral papers
Nuvo drops ivory seashell
Pink satin ribbon
White button embellishment
Flowers created from a tonic craft kit 5
With love sentiment added using a label machine
Sister sentiment
Basic layering oval die set

Card blank is 5x7 Kraft card then a layer slightly smaller going down in size by 1/4 increments using decorative papers to both layers the base card has the edge die cut away leaving a beatiful lacy edge to the card front then the next layer cutting a small scalloped edge and the last layer using the lacy edge and also the stunning detail die that cut into the card stock, showing the pink papers from underneith building dimension to your card.
A sentiment was die cut in black card and placed onto a white scalloped die cut oval this is then placed onto a Kraft card die cut plain edge oval and this is then added to the card with 3D foam pads to finish the sentiment ivory seashell Nuvo drops are added all around the scalloped detail of the oval.
Then some decorative flowers were added to the bottom corner again just adding a bit more interest with more dimension and finally finished with a pale pink satin ribbon and white decorative button, the with love sentiment is printed from a label machine.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, be sure to pop back as I have lots to share with you from this launch xx

See Victoria's original blog post here.

Birthday Trio with Seasonal Frame Dies - Christine Smith

A trio of seasonal cards created using the cute tiny dies in the brand new Frame die sets from Tonic :D :D You already know I like using small dies, but these ones are so versatile because you get the outside edge too (a bit like the snowflakes in the Winter Spruce die set :D) which means you can cut them both together to get the skinny little frame :D And with the little Rose die, all the little bits cut separately, so when you cut into the card you get all the little apertures :D I used a combination of just the interior die and using the two dies together for these card, and I made use of having raised apertures as well as layering the die-cut pieces to add the illusion of even more depth to the cards :D I finished them off with a Lawn fawn sentiment die, I would have used one of the stunning Sentiment Strip dies from Tonic, but I sold quite a few Birthday cards at the weekend, so thought I better stock up a bit :D :D And finally I added some Nuvo drops to complete the cards :D :D Hope you liked them! :D 
Main products used :D Tonic Rose Garden Frame Die SetTonic Autumn Dream Frame Die SetTropical Fiesta Frame Die SetLawn Fawn Happy Birthday Line Border DieCraft Perfect Card Mirror CardCraft Perfect Stain Mirror CardCraft Perfect Specialty PapersCraft Perfect Textured Card Nuvo Crystal Drops - Auburn PearlNuvo Glitter Drops - Ruby SlippersNuvo Jewel Drops - Key LimeTonic Super Trimmer (scoring blade)
To see the process behind this trio of cards, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D

If any items are out of stock on CraftStash, make sure to add your e-mail to the in stock notification of that product so that CraftStash know you're interested! :D
Lots more photos below :D 

See Christine's original blog post here.