New Tonic background dies and what you can do with them

New Tonic background dies and what you can do with them

Didn’t we just have Creativation? So many of the newly introduced items are already out there. Today, I’m playing with some of them: the new Tonic background dies. They come in different patterns and every pattern has an individual border. These are all interchangeable, which gives you a huge variety of combinations. Here is my first time playing with them: What do you think? Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use my links to shop. No worries though, you won’t pay anything extra. Thanks for your support 🙂 …

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Creativation 2019 Recap – Are you ready?

Creativation 2019

Have you seen all the videos and pictures from Creativation yet? I know, I haven’t shared much, but others uploaded some amazing insights. It was such a busy weekend for me, now that I participated not only as a Content Creator, but also as a Retailer (yay!). And that was an entirely different experience. I definitely have some exciting news for my shop (makerdeli.com) and I brought back a variety of art and craft supplies. Because it is so much, I broke up the videos to four parts. And if you listen closely, you might hear something about two give …

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Stretch your dies – How to make a card using Tonic’s Keepsake Book Maker

Stretch your dies - How to make a card using Tonic's Keepsake Book Maker

Have you seen the Keepsake Book Maker die yet? It comes with a variety of sizes so you can create journals in any size. But besides books, you can also create unique cards with it. Stretch your dies – isn’t it great when you can use something for more than it’s intended use? That’s what I tried in this video: This way you’re getting a different shaped card in a super easy way, no measuring, nu fuzz 😉 Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use my links to …

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Let’s get ready for Creativation 2019

Creativation 2019

Hi everyone, Creativation 2019 is starting in just one week. All the vendors will showcase the latest and greatest during classes and on the show floor. I will be there from Thursday till Monday and share everything with you – unless you’re going yourself then, of course, I’d love to meet you there! In case you don’t know what Creativation is – it’s THE yearly event for the crafting industry. It’s organized by the AFCI (Association for the Creative Industry) and allows retailers, designers, teachers and other crafty professionals to get a look at the latest trends. As a designer/ …

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Mono printing with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

Mono printing with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! Let’s start it with some fun and that includes mono printing for me. I was curious about the Nuvo Aqua Flow pens and if you could do more with them, besides coloring images. So I grabbed my petite Gel Press and started coloring that. Here is a quick video showing all the details. What do you think? So many options and it’s so easy. That technique is also great for creating a bunch of blank cards and then add a sentiment later on, once you need a card. Supplies Used Some of my links …

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Whimsical Christmas card using PaperArtsy stamps and paints

Whimsical Christmas card using PaperArtsy stamps and paints

So close to Christmas and I can’t wait for a few days off to relax, calm down and end the year with a big sigh. But before we are there, here are a few more Christmas cards, in case you need some last minute ideas. The theme over on the PaperArtsy blog is clean and simple Christmas cards, so I decided to use one of the latest Zinsky Art sets and create some whimsical Christmas cards. Not entirely clean and simple, but as simple as it can get in my craft room 😉 I decided to color these adorable bears …

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Sparkly Christmas shaker card with a woven background for Tonic

Sparkly Christmas shaker card with Tonic

Alright, let’s try something different. There is so much gorgeous paper out there and I always wonder: I don’t want to cover it with paint and other mediums, so what can you do with it? I’m a fan of woven patterns, so I decided to create a card using a woven paper background. And I ended up making it into a shaker card. Here you can see how everything came together. Unfortunately, my camera decided to not record the part where I put together the shaker card – but you might have seen that before. Just some dimensional adhesive and …

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Snowflakes and Silver – creating a winter scene using Emerald Creek embossing powder and stamps

Snowflakes and Silver with Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, this months challenge theme over at Emerald Creek is Snowflakes and Silver. What an exciting combo! How would you approach it? If you have an idea, think about joining the challenge 😉 I grabbed some winter colors, a snowflake stamp and as a contrast some of the fluorescent embossing powder. You can see all the details here: See? Snowflake stamps and silver embellishments 😉 Works just fine. I can’t wait to see your interpretation of the theme! Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use my links …

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Doing my Thing – Thank You Cards with n*studio

Doing my Thing - Ink Smooshed Thank You Cards with n*studio

Aren’t we all good in “doin’ our thing”? Perfect theme, if you ask me. The problem was that I couldn’t decide which of my favorite techniques to show you… mono printing, layering, something snarky…? So many options. At the end, I decided to go with a variety of techniques using watercolor inks (Distress Inks, etc). I created a few “Thank You” cards as I needed them anyway 😉 In addition, I love to create videos, so here is my “doin’ my thing” video for the thank you cards that I made. Nathalie’s foam and rubber stamps were perfect to add …

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Clean and simple mixed media cards with Tonic Studio

Clean and simple mixed media cards with Tonic Studio

Hi and welcome to a new post for Tonic Studios USA. This time I wanted to create some clean and simple mixed media cards – one specific for Christmas and another that can be used year round. It’s super easy and fun. Here you can see how these came together. Just imagine what options you have by just switching up colors. I hope you enjoyed my quick video and want to try that technique yourself. Close Ups Some of my links are affiliate links which means I earn a small commission, if you use my links to shop. No worries …

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