Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Thinking of You - Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection

Hi Everyone

Mandy-Jane here.  Well today I am sharing my last project that I made for Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection.  I really have enjoyed creating all my projects with these fab dies.  They are a great size.

So here's my offering for you.

What I Did

  • Take a 7" x 7" white blank and cut a dark teal piece of card to 6 5/8" x 6 5/8".  Glue to font of card.

  • Cut a 6" x 6" piece of white card.  

  • To create the front aperture; measure and cut 1/2" in from the the outside edges and 2 1/2" across.  Join between the points to cut final inner edge.

  • Next cut a piece of black card at 3" x 5 1/2".  Create a frame by measuring and cutting in 3/8" on all edges.  Glue this frame to the front of the white aperture.

  • Cut a piece of white card at 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and using distress ink colour half blue and half green.  Glue this panel to the centre of card front.

  • Take the frame piece, add 3D foam to the rear and attach to front of card.

  • From black card die cut three solid corn pieces.  Then cut three white ones cutting the detail out using the verso part of die.  Cut off stems from the white die cuts.  Glue these pieces on top of black solids.

  • Add the corn layered die cuts into centre of frame.

  • Die cut the wording in black and teal.  Shadow and glue together.  Add to front of card.

  • Finish with black Nuvo drops.

  • Enjoy!

What I Used

Tonic Studios September Harvest Die Set - 1432E
Tonic Studios Sentiment - Thinking of You - 1255E
Tonic Studios Super Trimmer - 153E
Nuvo Drops - Ebony Black - 650N

We hope you been inspired.

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Best Friends - Autumn Die Collection by Tonic Studios

Hi Everyone

It's another wet day here in not so sunny South Wales!  But it's  not getting us down :)

Today MJ is sharing another on her designs that she made for the launch on Create and Craft TV using the Autumn Die Collection from Tonic Studios.

So here we go..

What I Did
  • Using a cream 8" x 8" card blank cut a piece of brown card at 7 3/4" x 7 3/4" and glue to front.
  • Next emboss a piece of cream card using the chevron embossing folder.  Cut off the border and glue to front centre of card.
  • Using the Autumn Die Collection cut out three yellow maple leaf solid shapes plus two maple leaves with the verso centre.  Glue the two detailed leaves to two solid ones.
  • Cut out 4 branches from brown card.
  • Cut out five yellow solid bramble leaf branches and then use the verso centre pieces on two of them. Glue the two detailed leaves to two solid ones.
  • Cut out five yellow solid oak leaves and then use the verso centre on two of them. Glue the two detailed leaves to two solid ones.
  • Use Distress Inks to colour the two layer leaves - Scattered Straw, Shabby Shutters, Dried Marigold, Ripe Persimmon and Aged Mahogany. Then on remaining leaves colour with the Shabby Shutters ink.
  • Die cut Best Friends from cream card and colour with Dried Marigold and Ripe Persimmon. Die cut another one from brown card.  Shadow together.  Die cut a panel in brown and cream and add wording.  
  • Arrange leaves and branches as you like and glue into place.  Add wording panel to finish using 3D foam pads.

What I Used

Autumnal Oak Die Set -  1431E
September Harvest Die Set 1432E
Modern Chevron Embossing Folder 1440E
Best Friends Sentiment Die - 1241E
Gift of Love Die Set - 779E
Tonic Tangerine Die Cutting Machine

We hope you have been inspired.

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Monday, 1 August 2016

Mixed Media Canvas with Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection

Hi Everyone

MJ here.  I hope you have had a fab weekend.

Today I am sharing a small mixed media canvas I made for the launch of Tonic Studios new Autumn Die Collection.  It is very easy but quite effective.

The dies cut like butter through the funky foam.  On my previous post I had cut the grasses from foam and used as a stamp for the background. 

What I Did
  • Start with a 5" x 7" canvas board.
  • Die cut a tall grass piece from funky foam together with some leafy branches and butterflies.
  • Glue the die cuts to the canvas and allow to dry completely.
  • Paint the canvas and die cuts with two coats of black gesso.  Leave to dry.
  • Next use some gold embellishment mousse added to a little water in a spritzer bottle and spray lightly across canvas.
  • Take Fresh Copper, Aquamarine, Indian Gold, Spring Green and Mother of Pearl embellishment mousses and apply to the die cuts using your finger (or cotton bud) until you are happy with the colours.
  • Enjoy!
What I Used

Autumn Die Collection - Pinecone Season
Autumn Die Collection - Autumnal Oak
Nuvo Embellishment Mousses - Various Colours
Funky Foam
Funky Glue Pen

We hope you have been inspired.

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