Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Tonic Studios Decorative Minis

Hello, welcome to a sneaky peek of the Pick Of The Day which will be available on Ideal World from 9pm this evening and throughout tomorrow and also on Create and Craft.

I'll just show you a few cards I came up with, please get in touch if you need any information on how I made them.

Here, I used the Floral Fancy Set.  I trimmed the main section down for the base that my letters were placed upon then used the pieces that were left over to construct the corners.

This time I've used one of the elements from the Garland Terrace set to make a frame and added a stamped sentiment from the Everyday Stamp Set to go with it.

Finally I've used the Tangled Trellis again with the Everyday Stamp Set alongside the large corners from the Floral Fancy set just to show you that the sets mix and match nicely.

Don't forget to join Jodie at 9pm on Ideal World for more ideas and inspiration.

Karen xx

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Glittery Baubles Using Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter By Tonic Studios

After so many requests asking how we did the glittery baubles on the One Day Wonder shows on Create and Craft and with a little help from my friends Alison and Kate at Tonic HQ we've put these instructions together showing what we did step by step.

Items needed:

Glass Baubles with removable and replaceable tops
Johnsons 'Klear' Liquid Floor Wax
Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter
Syringe or funnel to get the liquid polish into the bauble.

Decorative ribbon

Take the top off one of the baubles

Decant some of the liquid floor wax into the lid

Then using the syringe, pop it into the bauble, swirl it around, covering the hole at the top with your finger so it doesn't spill out.

Once it has a coating inside, tip the rest of the floor wax back into the lid and let the bauble drain for a few minutes.

Either using a clean funnel, a paper cone or just over a sheet of paper, put some of the glitter into the bauble

Again, covering the hole at the top, shake the bauble until the glitter completely covers the inside

Tip out any excess glitter.

Replace the bauble top

 Tie a decorative bow
and your bauble is ready to hang on your tree :) and the best bit is the glitter won't shed everywhere.

I have had some of these on my tree for a few years now and the glitter is still intact on the inside :)

Have a sparkly crafty Christmas

Karen x

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Nuvo Glitters - 12 Stunning New Colours And Glitter Drops Too!!

Good morning crafters, hold on to your hats for a whirlwind day of shows on Create and Craft with Jodie and the wonderful new Pure Sheen Glitter colours from Nuvo at Tonic Studios and the addition of some sparkly Glitter Drops to the ever increasing range.

I'd like to share a few cards I made using the new colours, I hope they show off the colours off well as they are simply stunning in real life :) so very very sparkly.

Along with the Sparkly Scarlet Red Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter, I've used The Girls Night Out Rococo Lace Stiletto Die, The Girls Night Out Lets Party sentiment die and the Topnote Trellis Die Set for the layers.  Finally I added just two little drops of Glitter Drops in the aptly named Ruby Slippers.
This time I've just used Glitter Drops.  I've used Night Sky, Sherbert Shimmer and White Blizzard.  They are a lovely thick consistency so I was able to fill in the flower on the Rococo Nail Varnish very easily. I also the Perfume Bottle and Matinee Purse from the Girls Night Out range layered onto the Deco Oval Trellis Die Set which I used to cut my easel card because of course, due to the pressure on the Tonic Tangerine Die cutting machine, you can easily cut through two layers of card :)

Don't forget to join Jodie this morning and throughout the day to see more of our sparkly inspiration.

Karen xx

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Rococo Music Dies - Dance Tribute, Treble Clef and Perfect Harmony

Good morning all, hope you're having a good day.  As we are in the middle of a Tonic Studios Weekender offer I thought I would share one of the cards I made using a couple of the Tonic Studios Rococo Music Collection Dies along with some of the older Tonic Studios Dies.

This is rather a large card, I took a sheet of A4 Black card and using my Tonic Studios Super Trimmer I scored at the halfway point - 10 1/2cm right the way down the length of the card.  I then turned the sheet and cut at 10cm from the card edge up to the centre score line, flipped my card over and cut at 10cm from the other edge of the card into the centre score line again giving me three panels for my triple easel.  I scored the middle panel in half centrally and each of the outer panels I scored from the corner of the card up to the centre score line so they would angle inwards.  I layered my card base with a gold pearlescent, another black and an inked music sheet from a 12 x 12 I've had for years and years by October Afternoon.

The backing for my Rococo Music Toppers are the Keepsake Indulgence Verso Frames.   I cut the Royal Frame twice in black as a backing and twice in gold for the detailed top layer, I then cut the Regal Frame in opposing colours so the backing in gold and the detailed top layer in black.  One of the foiled Celebration Toppers was inked with Antique Linen and a touch of Walnut Stain on the very edge to blend in with the overall theme, then added to the Regal frame and mounted onto the middle panel.  The Royal Frames were both inked and mounted onto the panels on either side, making sure they are facing the correct way.  Dance Tribute and Treble Clef were cut from gold mirror card and black and drop shadowed before being added to the Royal Frames.  Perfect Harmony was cut from black but backed with gold mirror card.  This was then cut into three separate sections to act as a stop for each of the easel panels so were stuck to the card using 3d foam pads.

I hope you can join Jodie for more inspiration and demonstrations on Create and Craft today for the Tonic Weekender shows.

Karen xx