Glückwunsch – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies and happy Saturday!! I hope your weekend is getting along really nicely. We recently celebrated my son´s graduation from high school and of course I had created a DIY gratulation card for that occation for him. Here is what I did:

Since he was wearing a grey suit and was about to receive presents in grey, silver and black colors, I chose to create the card in the same colors.

I first stenciled the background with a Tonic Studios stencil and a grey stamp ink. Next I die cut the „Congratulations“ (in German: Glückwunsch) sentiment background piece from silver mirror cardstock and the main sentiment piece from black cardstock (both by Tonic Studios). I adhered them on top of each other before adhering the layered sentiment onto the card base. For decoration I chose some wooden stars. Have been hoarding them in my stash from my Studio Calico Kit submission times from way back.

And I also created a matching envelope to go with the card by adding some stenciling and stamping onto the white envelope, just leaving a tiny area in the middle empty to be able to add his name there.

It was truly a very special day – not just for him – but also for us, his parents. One proud mom moment :).

Happy, crafty weekend, lovelies,
xxx, Sanna


Glückwunsch card

Hello lovelies and Happy Wednesday! Today I´m going to share a shiny wedding card with you. I´ve used Tonic Studios silver mirror cardstock to create the shiny surface and I love how easy it is to die cut. Here is what I did:Now photographing a mirror card is a little bit tricky. I took plenty of photos to get the silver surface look captured. But in the above photo you can see it pretty well. And I took this photo too, to give you an idea of the contrast of the silver cardstock in combination with the yellows, oranges and pinks on the flower pattern area. Ah, I just love that look! 

So what I did was I first die cut the Romantic Boquet (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) piece from silver mirror cardstock (see the supplies for details!). Then I took a piece of smooth white cardstock and inked it with orange, pink and yellow Distress Ink tones and placed it underneath the die cut boquet. I then took a piece of white watercolor cardstock and sprayed it pink with pink spray ink and then die cut the German Tonic sentiment from it.

I adhered everyting on place with craft glue and for the sentiment I used the Nuvo Glue Pen (Large). Works like a dream with fine, detailed pieces!! Oh, and as a card base I used the Fuchsia Pink Craft Perfect Cardstock. The card measures 16 x 13 cm´s.

Wishing you a great day and happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Clean and simple teen boy birthday card – Tonic Studios

Hello lovelies, today I´d like to share a teen boy birthday card with a video tutorial  with you. For this card I´ve used mainly Tonic Studios product – starting from the paper cutter until the decorational elements, created with Nuvo Mousse.

Here is the card I created:

I used the Tonic Studios Verso Striped Number dies to create the focal point of this card and added a Tonic Studios German die cut sentiment to go with the card. There are now plenty of sentiments available also in German at Tonic Studios which is really great.

For decoration I added some Nuvo Mousse Teal droplets onto the background and finished the card off with some cork stars. All in all this Card is really easy (and quite fast) to make. I kept to a very clean and simple style, since the card IS created for a boy´s birthday.

To give you a better idea of the card creating process, I again recorded a video for you to watch – hope you like it:

There is a full set of number dies available, so you can basically create a card for any occation with them! I really enjoyed creating this card – I am going to need one for a 18th birthday very soon too and I already have the tools for that at home :).

Have a lovely, creative weekend, everyone!
xxx, Sanna