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

Supplies:

Girly, candy toned stenciled tags – STAMPlorations

 

Hello everyone, Sanna here again today with another STAMPlorations mixed media tag set tutorial. This time I chose very girly and candy toned colors for my tags. These tags would work great for anything girly themed – as a summer party present, birthday party or even as a wedding party present tag.

I do not often use pink since I have a very boy dominated household at home, so it was really nice to create something girly for a change!! Here is what I did:

I had a piece of old, misted, book paper  lying on my table so I used that as a starting point for my first tag. I adhered the book paper onto the tag and then took some modeling paste and added yellow and red spray ink droplets on top of the paste.

 Next I mixed the spray ink with the paste to create these cancy color pastes and after that I applied the paste onto the tag thru the Floral Flutes stencil. This might be one of my faves from the new release (among a few other ones ;-)…). I love the pattern it creates!! To keep the stencil from moving around while I apply the paste, I attached the stencil to my working surface with two strips of washi tape.

After that I took the residue paste and a  sheet of music note paper and applied the paste onto that piece of paper using the same stencil like previously.

 Next I took several pages from an old latin book and placed them into a spraying box (just to protect my desk and walls..). Using a red and pink spray ink I first placed the stencil on top of the page and lightly sprayed the spray ink tone over the surface. Make sure to keep a nice distance to the stencil, otherwise the spray will spread underneath the stencil and bild „lakes“ of color and the pattern will not turn out very nice.

 After spraying I removed the stencil and used my heat gun to dry the paper quickly. Then I carefully flipped the stencil upside down and placed the misted surface onto another book page and rolled over the surface with a brayer to make sure the residue ink would soak into the paper. Then I just removed the stencil and dried the paper with a heat gun.

 I repeated these steps with a pink spray ink tone too. This is how the pages look like after misting.

 I then took two flower punches (you could use die cut dies too!) and punched flowers from all of the book pages I had previously treated with the spray ink and a stencil. I wanted to create DIY layered flowers out of the stenciled pages.

For that I needed two big flowers – the first I left untouched, the second I cut open so that I could glue two petals together. That way it forms a „standing“ flower with a smaller diameter. I needed 4-5 smaller flowers to form the center of the flower. I just randomly bent them into half and then once more, forming a very random small flower. I now adhered the flowers together, starting from the biggest one and ending with the very tiny center pieces.

This is how the flowers look like when they are finished. I added some skeleton petals to go with the DIY flowers and some paper ribbon and a piece of lace  for decoration. Finally I added some Nuvo Drops in antique rose tone to add a little sparckle to the tags. I also wanted to add a stamped sentiment to each tag, so I took a piece of white cardstock and stamped a Fond Expressions 2 sentiment with black stamp ink three times onto the paper. Then i took a pink spray ink tone and added some color with my finger to create a toned background for the sentiments. Now all I needed to do was to fussy cut the pieces and attach them to the tag. Some ribbon to go with each tag and I was done. This is what the finished pieces look like:

I hope you enjoyed this little step-by-step tutorial and get inspired to create some stenciled, toned paste background tags yourself.  Don´t forget to join in on our monthly Mixed Media Challenge!!!

This code is still valid – get 20% off your order at the STAMPlorations store with code: STAMPGIRLSANNA !!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Floral Flutes stencil
STAMPlorations – Fond Expressions 2 clear stamp set
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Tutti Frutti
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Fresh Orange
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Rosey
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Marmalade
Modeling paste
Palette knife
Nuvo drops – Antique Rose
Flower punch – Stampin´ Up!
Flower punch – EK success
Skeleton petals
Hero Arts black stamp ink
Lace, paper ribbon, old book paper
Seam binding
Ribbon
Aleene´s Tacky glue