Thursday, 27 October 2016

Wedding Invites - Claire Rhodes-Brandon

Sharing a couple of wedding invites today made using the new Invite Die Sets by Tonic Studios. 
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.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Quick and Simple Christmas Card - Ruth Hamilton

It's always good to be able to make a few quick cards in the run up to Christmas and they don't come much simpler than this. I used the Tonic Studios 8x8 Simple Stripes embossing folder ( you can emboss the whole 8x8 piece of card, cut it into strips and make several from the one piece), Fern Leaf die, White PoinsettiaKey Lime Jewel Drops and Ruby Slippers Crystal Drops

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A Little Project with Die Cutting T-Shirt Vinyl - Doda Smith

Hello Tonic Studios fans. You haven't heard much from me lately because I've been settling into my new home and been very busy gardening and other projects around the house. However, it was time for a little Tonic creativity. We have three lots of french doors in our new home, and they currently have bunches of keys with our home builders key ring attached. None too pretty. It was time to make something nice to look at for our bedroom door key. I fell in love with this gorgeous compass die. There are so many things it could be used for. This time,  I decided to use some T shirt flock vinyl for my little project.
I had a bit of a brainwave when using the vinyl this time. The vinyl has an adhesive heat activated backing and then on top of the flock there is a thick layer of heat safe clear plastic which you iron on top of ( it is really intended to be used in an industrial heat press) In the past I have either cut through the layers with a die cutting machine that has a metal shim, or have die cut it on the reverse, then it will cut the vinyl but usually not completely through the thick top layer, or just run it through my machine loads and loads of times to achieve a cut. I wanted to use my Tonic Tangerine machine, and I didn't want to cut the die back to front.  It finally dawned on me I could cut a square of the vinyl to the size I needed, then remove the thick plastic top layer before die cutting, then put the plastic back on top of my diecut to iron it to the fabric. It was so easy and worked a treat. It cut perfectly first time.

I've stuffed my little key fob with lavender so that every time it is handled you get the gorgeous aroma. It makes it weighty too so it hangs nicely.

I hope you like my little project. Why not give die cutting tshirt vinyl a go. It's great for adding a lovely accent to clothing, cushions and more.

If you'd like to see some past flock vinyl projects that I die cut with Tonic dies, here are some links...

Have a lovely day

Mosaic Jewel Drops with Tonic Studios Nuvo Jewel Drops - Mandy Taylor

Hi Everyone

Today I have been playing with Tonic Studios Nuvo Jewel Drops.

The Design Team have made some inspirational projects for you to drool over so check them out on Tonic's Pinterest account. You will love them. 

So here is my card for this afternoon an I hope you like it. I have used the Jewel Drops to create a mosaic effect background for you. So let's get started! 

What I Did

First I took a piece of acetate and laid it over my glass mat so that I could use the squares as a guide. I then took the red and green Jewel Drops and used them to draw squares to form a checked pattern ensuring that colours joined up together. Let dry (I let it dry overnight).
Once the drops are completely dry I broke it into shards.
Take a 7" x 7" white card blank and glue the shards of jewel drops down the right-hand side to form an irregular pattern.

Next cut a piece of red card to 4 1/8" x 6 5/8" and a green piece at 4" x 6 1/2". Layer together and add to the left-hand side of card front.
Die cut leaves from the Autumn Die Collection together with a greeting. Glue in position.

What I Used

Tonic Studios Nuvo Jewel Drops - Strawberry Coulis (643N) and Key Lime (645N)
Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection - Autumnal Oak - 1431E
Tonic Studios Sentiments- Retro Birthday - 1059E
Tonic Studios Funky Glue Pen - 421E

We hope you have been inspired.

Popping By

Monday, 24 October 2016

It's Party Time - Let's celebrate! - Edna Taylor

Hi! and welcome to the blog today.

I nearly forgot about my last sample card for the Invites die and stamp launch so I would like to share it with you today.

I hope you managed to catch Mandy's shows yesterday - she was rocking her demos!

Today's card features a couple of the invite dies and one of the stamps from the collection.

Tonic products used - 

Archway Stripe Invite die
Elegant Stripe Invite die
Beautiful Banner
Invite Banner Stamp
Poinsettia Vine Strip die edge
Dazzling Blue Glitter drops 

The dies have been cut into a panel and also applied to the panel separately to form the design. I've added some fancy edges to complete the main panel using only the tops of the Archway Stripe die to add interest.
The bottom of the card has been cut with the Christmas Strip die 'Poinsettia Vine' edger and
finally some glitter drops and a bow to finish.

Have a good day. 

Catch you soon!

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