All the best – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies, today I`m again sharing another Tonic Studios product based card. I am totally in love with the very delicate German sentiment dies which will be available in April. Here I´ve again used the „All the best“-one, this time with blue paper. I love how it really jumps off the card against the pink and gold toned background.

I´ve created the background by first stamping the rose images onto white cardstock, then pouring white embossing powder on top and heat setting with a heat gun. Next I took a blending brush out and applied pink, green and golden Nuvo Embellishment Mousse tones on top of the embossed roses fairly randomly. The mousse blends really nicely with a blending brush and the embossing powder resists it really well.

That resulted in this resist technique background. After that I added the die cut sentiment which I adhered with the Nuvo Glue Pen again. Works really well!! For additional interest I cut the paper into strips leaving open areas in between the stripes, that way the white card base peeks thru those areas and creates a nice contrast to the card. For finishing touches I adhered some silver Nuvo sequins here and there.

That´s all from me for today. I hope you get inspired to try some of the techniques out yourself!!! See you soon with more projects, so hope you´ll drop by for more :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:


Be Brave Artist Trading Coins – STAMPlorations


Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share another mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog today. It´s so good to be back after the summer break! Today I´d like to share my take on artist trading coins – here are the finished coins:
Now to the steps:

Step 1: Die cut 2,5 inch sized circles from kraft cardstock. Next take border stickers (from older stash) and adhere onto the circles – position as you prefer. Now take the „Barley“ stencil and apply iridescent medium thru the stencil onto the circles. Let dry properly before moving over to the next step. 
Step 2: Spray golden spray pink (preferedably with a little glimme in it for a nice shine) onto the circles and after the spray ink has dried, apply brown ink ont the stenciled areas with a foam. This way the stenciled pattern shows thru much better. Next fussy cut suitable paper pieces and adhere onto the coins with a paper glue. I used handmade paper with leaf patterns for this purpose.

Step 3: Now add a stemped sentiment. I used the „Woodland friends“ stamp set for this purpose. Stamping onto a irregular surface using a stamping tool like Misti or similar, will help to create a perfect stamp image.
Step 4: Decorate with additional border sticker pieces, glitter glue dots, fussy cut pieces of old book pages and white gel pen. Add as many little details as you.
I hope you have enjoyed my take on Artist Trading Coins. See you with another tutorial next month! Until then, happy crafting!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies: