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


Christmas cards with glitter and colored images – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, it´s time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs guest design team post today. I really like using the Silk Microfine Glitter on Christmas cards and I´d like to share a set of Christmas cards with you today.

Here is another card I created:

Here is how I created the cards:

Step 1: Take two white Soft Finish Cardstock pieces which are cut into a card size and attach Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheets onto them.
Step 2: Die cut with Kaleidoscope and Geometric Background dies from the side where the double sided adhesive is on.
Step 3: Remove one layer of the protective sheet and apply one tone of Silk Microfine Glitter. Attach to the surface by rubbing the glitter with your finger.
Step 4: Now remove the protective sheet from the negative die cut parts and then apply the second glitter colour. Again attach to surface by rubbing with a finger.
Step 5: Stamp birds, bears, trees and stars from the Krista Schneider stamp set, colour with watercolour pencils and add glitter glue for detail. Let dry.
Step 6: Die cut the colored images with the matching die cut die sets.
Step 7: Create sentiment strips with stamping and heat embossing. Ink the paper strips to match the colours of the card backgrounds.
Step 8: Adhere all die cut pieces and the sentiment strip on place with liquid adhesive.

I also used some of the residue pieces to create two more cards. Here they are:

You can find the full start-to-finish tutorial to the above cards, as well as the glitter background cards on the following video:

This is it for this months tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it! Hope to see you next month for this years last tutorial.

Happy crafting,


Christmas card Wednesday, No. 2

Hello and happy Wednesday! Let´s start with another Christmas card idea for today. For this weeks post I´ve created two similar looking cards using the same technique, I just changed the colours a little bit.

Here is a little sneak on how the cards look like.  Now to the steps: I´ve used mainly Tonic Studios product for these cards. My starting point was the Magnificent Magnolia Stamp Set and I used only the smallest stamp images from this set to create these cards. By the way, there is also a matching die set available for these stamps which makes it all very practical. I´ve learned to enjoy the fact that you don´t have to fussy cut each and every stamp image!

I started by die cutting a circle piece to use as a mask on my card base. I used the Circle Layering Die Set for this purpose. Also by Tonic Studios.

I´ve „adhered“ the circle to the card base with a piece of washi tape. It keeps it on place, but is easy to remove without leaving a mark afterwords. Then I´ve just stamped the cute little flowers around the circle with waterproof black ink. I left space between each flower to be able to add more stamping later.

Next I changed the stamp ink color to Field Greens by Hero Arts. I love these shadow inks – they are so easy to stamp with as they are really moist and really soak into the paper. You really get great results every time. So here I´ve stamped leaves between the flowers.

Then I took the Nuvo Watercolour Pencils out (Brilliantly Vibrant set) and colored the flowers with red, orange and pink tones. Starting from the middle with the strongest color and changing towards a lighter tone towards the end of the petals. I did the same with the leaves, using 2 tones of greens. I love how highly pigmented these pencils are. I am not an experienced colourer and I still managed to get a really decent result with these pens!!! After I was finished with the coloring, I removed the circle mask piece.

Next I still wanted to add some brown toned „twigs“ here and there, so I grabbed one more stamp from the stamp set and stamped with brown Hero Arts ink. I again placed the circle piece into the middle to protect the open space. With washi tape you can easily do this! My favorite part is adding Nuvo Drops onto my cards. Here I´ve added some Ruby Slippers and Emerald City Glitter Drops to create additional interest. Also I couldn´t resist applying some Crystal Glaze into the flower centers just for a fun detail! Finally I die cut the word „Frohe“ (= Merry) from golden glitter cardstock with my die cutting machine and used it as a sentiment in the middle of the flower frame. The whole sentiment is one of the German sentiment dies by Tonic Studios which are presented and sold on/via the QVC channel by the lovely Maria Gato. I just used part of the sentiment on this particular card. I then finished the cards with some letter stickers as the word „Weihnachten“ (=Christmas) was way too long for my card size. Otherwise I would have used the die cut sentiment.

The blue card is made in the same manner, just in different colours.

Here are the finished cards. I really liked creating these cards, and the coloring part was not as hard, as I had imagined it to be. I think it is the same like with everything else, when you put your mind to it, you can do it. And if you practise, you get better in time.

Should you get inspired to try this idea out and case my one of my cards, do leave a comment here, I´d love to come over to your blog and take a look at your card(s).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna