Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tonic Studio Presents Two Very Different Ways

Today it’s my turn to post a project on Blog Tonic USA and here on my blog. I love it when a die is so versatile it can be used for Christmas cards during the holidays and for birthday cards anytime of the year! I also love fun folds so I am sharing two fun folds and also two uses for the Christmas Present Rococo Die. My first card is a four way card I learned how to make here. I cut two sides out of holiday cardstock from Tonic’s Winter Wonderland 8x8 Premium Paper Pack and two sides out of dark green cardstock. I die cut a large circle in the center of all four sides with a die from the Circle Layering Die Set. I die cut the Christmas Present twice out of dark green cardstock and applied the new soon to be released Nuvo Garnet Red Glimmer Paste to both sides. I attached a piece of thread between the layers as I glued them together. When you put the four sides together, the sparkly ornament hangs down on the thread and swings freely. I added my holiday wishes for everyone – Peace, Joy and Love – cut out from the Christmas Wishes 8x8 Paper Pack as shown in this view:

My second card is a 21st birthday card with a fun pop up center that I learned how to make here from the brilliant Edna on our sister Blog Tonic in the UK.  For the front of the card, I die cut two Christmas Presents but colored them with Pink Opal and Sapphire Blue Glimmer Pastes for a sparkly pastel finish. I die cut and attached the Happy Birthday Pansy Topper and added some English Mustard Crystal Drops and pre-made Purple Rain Glitter Drops (made on mini glue dots for so easy attachment whenever you are ready to use them.) The real fun part of this card is on the inside. Take a look:

 I discovered in coloring the front birthday presents using my finger tool with the soon to be released Glimmer Pastes that the negative image left on the paper below the die cut is even prettier than the positive die cut! I just love the look left behind! Check it out on the close up picture below. I die cut Happy (from the same Happy Birthday Pansy Topper Set) and the 21 with numeral dies from the Advent Treat Squeeze Box Set.

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Tonic Studios and Nuvo Products Used: Christmas Present Die, Circle Layering Die, Happy Birthday Pansy Topper Die Set, Advent Treat Squeeze Box Die Set, Garnet Red, Pink Opal and Sapphire Blue Nuvo Glimmer Pastes, Tonic Winter Wonderland and Christmas Wishes 8x8 Premium Paper Packs, Tonic Tangerine Die Machine, Tonic Advantage V Blade Trimmer, Tonic Funky Glue Pen; Other: mini glue dots

I am entering these cards in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


Krisha said...

I love the dangling present card! I'll have to check out the link to see how to make one. Thanks for sharing it.

kiwimeskreations said...

Very clever use of the dies Karen - and two fabulous cards

Verna Angerhofer said...

Two great ways of using that present die. Both cards are wonderful!

Celeste Goff said...

Gorgeous cards Karen! Such a clever way to make use of those dies!

Gayatri said...

Wonderful cards, Karen! LOVE the spinner one. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge! Gayatri xx