Art Journal page – Tonic Studios

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! Today I´d like to share a art journal page with you, created using various Tonic Studios products. I recently purchased the Tonic Kit #21 and there were so many lovely mixed media goodies in there, I just had to use them on my art journal for a fun play time. Here are the results:

Here is what I did:

I started by taking a piece of white cardstock that had some yellow residue ink bits on it. I took the “Linking Rings” stencil from the Tonic Craft Kit #21 and placed it on top and then started adding two tones of Distress Ink with an ink blending tool on top of the previous layer. This is what it looked like in the end.

Next I took the Layered Circle Die Set and die cut the paper into two same sized pieces with my die cutting machine. One of the sizes in the die set matches the Artist Trading Coin size, I used that particular one.

Next I took the blue Embellishment Mousse that came with the kit and applied some of the mousse with a palette knife thru the second stencil that came with the kit onto the surface and let that layer dry properly. Then I used a black marker to add some details to the coins (faux stitching around the edges and some hand written words from a quote I wanted to use).

I adhered the coins onto a page that already had some spray ink on it. I always dabb residue inks and paints and other media onto white pages and use those as my starting point for other projects, like I did here too. Next I finished the quote with a black marker and then moved on to adding details to the page using Posca pens in various colours.

Here is what the finished journal page looks like:
I really enjoyed the playtime with my Tonic Craft Kit in my art journal!!! Wishing you a lovely day and a great rest of the week!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Christmas card Wednesday, No. 5 – Tonic Studios

Hello everybody and welcome to another Christmas Card Wednesday. Today I have again prepared a Christmas card for you:

For this card I used plenty of Tonic Studios product again. I´ve added a colored Magnificent Magnolia stamp image (die cut with the matching die set) as a focal point to the card. I also die cut a “Alles Gute Layering Die Set” piece from white cardstock and fussy cut it into a half, leaving all pieces on place for additional fun detail. Then I took some Citrus Green Embellishment Mousse and colored some of the negative areas with a water tank brush and the mousse. This adds a nice additional shine to the card.

The card is matted with blue embossed paper from the Tonic Craft Kit #06 and a red washi tape adds to the colour combination on the left side of the card. Finally I finished the card off with Black Velvet carstock die cut German sentiment. These are available at the QVC channel.

This was this weeks Christmas card idea. I hope you enjoyed it! See you again next week with more ideas (there might be a set of cards coming up then..).

Have a great crafty week,
xxx, Sanna


Cathedral boxes – Tonic Studios

Hello everybody and happy Wednesday! Today I´d like to share some Cathedral Gift Boxes I created with that Tonic Studios die cut die.

I´ve used the Cathedral Gift Box die (this set contains 30 dies in total!!) in combination with the papers from Tonic Craft Kits #6 and #7. I am totally in awe about the high quality of the embossed papers, as I rolled them thru my die cutting machine several times to make sure the die cuts were perfect and NOTHING happened to the embossed paper surface. The flower pattern was still there after all the die cutting was done.

I started with the very basic forms form the kit. Die cutting first the box itself (you will need a A4 sized die cutting machine for this purpose!!) with the blue papers from Tonic Craft Kit #6. After that I die cut the “cathedral window” looking pieces and adhered them onto the box base with Tonic liquid glue.

I decorated the box – after adhering it together (which was really easy to do!) only with blue felt snowflakes I already had in my stash and then added some Nuvo Glitter Drops here and there for addtional sparckle.

For the second box I piced the filigrane window pieces and die cut the two “windows” into the box shape. Here I again used the lovely blue papers from the Tonic Kraft Kit #6. To make sure I got really good die cutting results with the window pieces, I rolled the die cut thru the machine 3 times. That way the small pieces practically fell off on their own :).

I also added two “window”  pieces which I die cut form white cardstock and adhered them with Nuvo glue pen onto the solid sides of the box. Then I finished the box with some Harvest Moon Glitter Accents (this is a gorgeous color in combination with teal and white!) drops.

The last box was die cut from the lovely light pink paper that came with the Tonic Craft Kit #7. This time I used the flower die cut window piece in the same manner like on the teal toned box: two windows die cut directly from the box and two white die cut pieces added to the solid areas fo the box. I again made sure the die cuts were through and ran the pieces thru the machine several times. I finished this box off by adding some Sherbert Shimmer Nuvo Drops here and there for decoration.

Also on the top of the boxes I either added some paper flowers or a die cut tag attached to the box with a matching tiny wooden clothespin. These boxes are so much fun and will make great gift boxes for occations to come.

I always find it quite hard to build boxes together without instrucktions, but this one is very, very easy to build together. I didn´t need any instrucktions for this one :). So if I can do it, you can do it too :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Glückwunsch – Tonic Studios

So I have been creating with the Tonic Craft Kit 07 abit during Easter and today I´m sharing a card that resulted from my playtime.

For this card I used a white card base and a raspberry pink cardstock from Tonic Studios. The lovely stamp image is from the Tonic Craft Kit 07 and I´ve stamped it with embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. After heat embossing I colored the image with the Nuvo Watercolour pens (blue tones) and Nuvo Alcohol Markes (in pink tones) and also with the Shimmer Powder (green tones). Finally I die cut this image with the die cut dies that came with the Kit 07. Also the German sentiment is by Tonic Studios (available at QVC) and it is also colored with the Shimmer Powder. In the end I just added a faux stitching around the edges to highlight the card a little bit more.

I am not much of a colorer, but I still liked playing around with the different pens, I am thinking, the more I practise, the better the results will get in time. Oh, I also sneaked some Nuvo Glitter Drops to the flowers to add a slight sparckle here and there.

That´s it from me for today, see you around with more projects soon,
happy crafting,


Congrats – Tonic Studios

Hello there, everyone and happy Easter!! I recently received the Tonic Studios Craft Kit 07 and did a little play with the Shimmer Powder that was in the kit. I recorded a short video with some ideas, how this product can be used, so I am sharing it here with you today:

Also, after editing the video, I used some of the bits and pieces of paper I had created during testing the product, and created a set of cards. I really, really adore the green tones of this powder! And the best part, it comes with lots of shimmer too! If you haven´t tried the kits and the powders yet, you are missing out in my opinion :). Besides, this green toned powder works sooo well in combination with pink. It creates a perfect spring color tone combo:

I´ve also used some delicate butterflies on some of the cards – these are from the Tonic Craft Kit 06. I love how the stencil image turned out with the powder!

On this card I used the negative stencil image (from the video) and added some color to that piece using the pink Nuvo Glitter Marker from the Northern Lights Glitter Marker set. This also came with the Tonic Craft Kit 06, but is also available separately at the Tonic Studios store, if you are interested. I´ve added all the links to the used product at the end of this post, if you are interested on a particular product.

Here I used the powder with the stencil and embossing powder to create a fun resist background with it.

Finally, on my last card I used the light green background piece from the video and applied some Pink Opal Glimmer Paste thru the same stencil onto the surface for more interest and texture. There are also tiny dots here and there to decorate each card. I just cannot get enough of the Nuvo Drops  – <3 them!!!

Wishing you all a lovely Easter time with you loved ones!!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna