Für Mama – Tonic Studios

Hello and Happy Saturday! Today I´m stopping by to share a Mother´s Day card with you, created using some Tonic Studios products as well as some older flowers from my craft stash as well as older patterned papers.

Recently I had a lovely person stay in my studio who volunteered to organize my paper stash by color. And while she was doing it, I discovered so many forgotten paper treasures! I am more  a b-side-crafter when it comes to papers and how my papers are not only sorted by color, but also have the b-side facing the front in the folder. Heaven for me :)!

So I have started de-stashing my papers by using them :). And I just love this background paper in combination with the strong pink cardstock and the older flowers. These are really old – they go back to around 2006-2007!!! In my opinion they work really well with the Tonic Studios German Sentiment Die, Nuvo Glitter Drops and the background paper :).

And tomorrow is Mother´s Day, so what better theme to share a card about. This card was really easy to make – just adhere the papers, die cut the sentiment from a residue piece of inked paper, add some Nuvo Drop details, layer the flowers and attach together with a brad and adhere everyting on place. That´s pretty much it!

Wishing you all a great weekend and Mother´s Day!!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Zum Muttertag – Tonic Studios

Hello and happy Friday!! Today I´d like to share a vintage style Mother´s Day card with you. This again was built together from various older pieces from my paper stash, also again featuring some of Just A Gild With Ideas digi/hybrid papers.

The background piece again is from a paper pack cover sheet which I saved. It makes for a perfect card background here. I then added some fussy cut hybrid paper elements in a cluster as a focal point to the card. The „Zum Muttertag“ (=for Mother´s Day) sentiment is a German sentiment die by Tonic Studios. I die cut it from a watercolor paper I had misted with purple spray ink.
There are glossy details added with the Tonic Crystal Gloss in the middle of the card (No. 1) and also some tiny Nuvo Glitter Dorp details here and there in the flower elements. This card would be perfect for a grandmother for example.

That´s my crafty share for today, hope to see you around, I´ll be sharing another fun card project this weekend here on my blog.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Cards with Nuvo Mousse – Tonic Studios

Hi there everyone, today I´d like to share a set of simple and easy to do cards, created with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

I started by applying the mousse with a palette knife onto the silicone sheet (my working surface) and added some water to the paste. This way it becomes more fluid and can be applied like a watercolor.

For the first card I just added two shades of the mousse, creating a very random pattern with the Nuvo water tank brush. Next I added random splatters with with the same brush.

A few days ago I had stamped images with the Magnificent Magnolia stamp set onto white cardstock and colored them with Nuvo Highly Pigmented Watercolour Pencils (Brilliantly Vibrant and Hair & Skin Tones sets).  Then I took the matching die cut set and die cut all the flowers and leaves. I had quite a few, so you will be seeing them showing up on various future cards :).

After die cutting I took a flower tool kit out and formed the flowers with the tool into a more dimentional form.

Then I adhered a leaves and a flower piece on top of each other onto the card base. Die cut a scalloped circle from Pearl Ripple cardstock to go with the flower and decorated with card with Nuvo Crystal Drops. For finishing touches I added golden sequins with Nuvo Glaze very randomly to the background.

For finishing touches I die cut the German sentiment (= for mum) from Black Velvet Cardstock and adhere that in place. I love the contrast the mousse, the flower and the black sentiment create!

and here is the finished card:

For the second card I did pretty much the same, except I painted circles with the Nuvo Water Tank Brush and added another sentiment. This one is also one of the German sentiments by Tonic Studio (these are available at QVC) and it says: „You can do it“.

For decoration I added two tones of sequins here – green and golden ones.

I hope you enjoyed todays card ideas! Be sure to stop by from time to time for more ideas, tutorial and projects!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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One background, two cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s time to share another guest post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. For today´s post, I´ve created two love themed cards that can be used for example for Mother´s Day.

What I did, is I created only one background piece with heat embossing and inking technique and with a clever trick I got two cards out of just one background piece. Here is what I did:

Step 1: Take a piece of Soft Finish White Cardstock and cut it into a card size. It can be slightly bigger, so you can adjust the size after finishing the background.
Step 2: Take the Love Sentiments clear stamp set and stamp with embossing ink onto the cardstock piece. Don´t worry, if the images are not perfectly aligned. That only makes the background look more interesting.
Step 3: Stamp 2-3 rows and then pause to apply white embossing powder over the stamped images. Apply the powder and heat set with a heat tool. Then repeat stamping and embossing, until you reach the bottom of the card.
Step 4: For additional fun interest, add also some crosswise stamping across the cardstock surface.

Step 5: Now take a Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink and apply it all over the cardstock piece with a blending tool.
Step 6: Next place the inked piece into your die cutting machine and die cut 15 little hearts with the Buttons die cut die from it. Make sure this time the die is aligned nicely to from 3 rows of hearts next to each other.
Step 7: Then take two white card bases and a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Cut a slightly smaller piece of the adhesive than the size of the card to leave some white space around both edges. Cut two pieces in the same manner.
Step 8: Take the embossed and inked negative piece and adhere it onto a piece of adhesive, but don´t touch the adhesive areas. This way the glitter will better stick to the surface later.

Step 9: Remove the protective cover sheet of the adhesive and apply Light Brown Silk Microfine Glitter onto the open areas. Remove residue with the brush and polish the surface with your finger.
Step 10: Adhere this piece onto the card base. Then repeat the steps 8-10 with the die cut hearts and the Clear Double Sided Adhesive and the glitter.
Step 11: Finally, take a leftover piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock, the Love Sentiments stamp set and stamp sentiments using a black stamp ink. Cut into banners and adhere with a paper glue onto the cards. For detailed steps, see the attached video.

This way you have just created a positive and negative card using the exact same technique and still you have two slightly different cards as an end result. Also now you can give one card to your Mum and the second one to your Mother-in-law or your Grandmother. I hope you have enjoyed this months card idea and the video.

Wishing you a great time crafting & see you next month!
xxx, Sanna

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Purple toned Mother´s Day card

Hello everyone, I hope you are enjoying your Saturday. There´s one post that totally slipped my mind and I forgot to post it here. Mother´s Day is a while back already, but I´m still going to share this little card step-by-step idea here today with you.

I´ve used quite a big selection of Tattered Angels spray inks on this card. Mainly to color the Krumspring Stamps heart stamp with them (all tone in tone, except for the bright blue tone). For even more spray ink tones check the Canvas Corp Brands store 😉 …

This is a very monochromatic card and I could not resist adding a layer of iridescent creative medium on top of the misted background. This gives the background nice dimention and adds a beautiful shine to the card when you tilt it.

Then a selection of pink/purple stay ink tones to color the heart adds a really nice centerpiece for the card. I still love using wood veneer on my projects. I am sadly slowly but surely running out of the Studio Calico figures – they are/were really great and work on so many projects. Too bad I didn´t buy more back in the day ;-).

I´ll leave you with a short start-to-finish video to go with the card – hope you enjoy it!

Wishing you a lovely, relaxing weekend!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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