Friday, 29 July 2016

Scenic Circle with Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection

Hi Everyone

I know 'two blog posts in one day!' The reason for this is that I am busy, busy at work tomorrow and haven't learned the ancient art of scheduling 😆

I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this project.  I love creating scenes using stamps but this time I am using the fabulous NEW Tonic Studios Autumn Die Collection to achieve my end result.  So let's get the dies, some funky foam, an acrylic block and some inks and play!

What I Did

  • Take an 8" x 8" card blank and the second largest circle die and make your shaped base by leaving the edge of the die hanging over the fold a fraction and run through your machine. (You will need an A4 format die cutting machine such as the Tonic Tangerine).  With fold to the top score horizontally across and fold.
  • Next using the same die cut out three circles in white.  Add one circle to the front bottom edge of the card to make an easel card.
  • Using the verso die (next one down) cut this design from both the remaining white circles.  Then take the next size circle down and cut out the centre.
  • Cut two green circles from the circle die used first (larger one being used).  Stick one of the detailed frames to a green circle and glue to inside base of the card (you may need to trim this a little before where the fold is).
  • Using smaller circle die, die cut the centre from the remaining green circle.  Glue the other detailed frame to this.  Add 3D foam to the rear - put aside ready.
  • Cut two smaller white circles from the die set and glue one to the inside base of card.
  • Take some funky foam and the reed die and cut out an image.  Use a temporary glue adhesive on the rear of the die cut and stick to an acrylic block.  This is now our stamp to create the scene.  Stamp on to the white circle in various greens and lastly with black,  Leave space to one side.  Now use some distress ink and colour the back ground to add sky.
  • Die cut some ivy leaves, branches and reeds in black card and a small butterfly.
  • Stick the top frame piece to top front of card.  Add the stamped circle to the centre. 
  • Arrange die cuts and glue in to position.
  • Die cut a greetings panel and add the greeting to suit.  Raise on 3D foam for the stopper.
  • Enjoy!

What I Used

Autumn Die Collection - Pine Season - 1430E
Autumn Die Collection - September Harveset - 1432E
Layering Die - Celtic Dream - 209
Funky Foam and Acrylic Block
Distress Inks - Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint and Black Soot
Papermill Direct Card Stock
Tonic Tangerine Die Cutting Machine

We hope you have been inspired.

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NEW Autumn Die Collection from Tonic Studios - Stunning!

Hi Everyone

Sorry it’s been a while since blogging last but we have been experiencing problems with Blogger!  But we are now back in the room and raring to catch up with some lovely projects starting with Tonic Studios NEW Autumn Die Collection and Embossing Folders.

As usual they have come up trumps with this oh so usable Autumn Die Collection.  Each die is individually fabulous but use them together to create  scenes etc. and you have the WOW! factor in your hands.

Join Jo on Friday 29th July at 8pm on Create and Craft TV for the introduction of these Autumn Die sets. These dies create perfect centerpieces on your cards and paper craft projects. There are four die sets in the range; the Pine Cone Season Die set, the Autumnal Oak Die set, the September Harvest Die set and the Fallen Leaves Die set.

Here is my first project for you using both the dies and embossing folders together with Nuvo Embellishment Mousses.

What I Did

  • Use an 8” x 8” cream card blank.  Cut a 7 3/4” square from caramel card and glue to front.
  • Next cut a 7” x 7” brown square and a 5” x 5” brown square.  Use an embossing folder for both squares.  Using a mixture of the Nuvo mousses gently add layers of colour until you are happy with it.  Glue the large square to card front.  Cut a piece of caramel to 5 1/8” x 5 1/8” and adhere to rear of smaller embossed square.  Add to card front with 3D foam pads.
  • Die cut a selection of the bramble leafy branch in brown and some of the more delicate leaf branches in caramel.
  • Take the bramble leaves and cut off the leaves.  Apart from one set of the medium brown leaves, place them into an embossing folder and emboss.  Using the Nuvo mousses colour the embossed leaves as before.  Glue the leaves in sets of four by forming a cross shape.  Glue large embossed at bottom, then the plain brown medium leaves and lastly the small embossed leaves.  This will form the larger flower.  Add to front of card with the caramel leaves.
  • The small flower is made in this same manner but just using two layers of the smaller leaves to form the bloom.
  • Die cut a panel to mount a greeting on to finish.  I also added some string loops and Nuvo drops.
  • Enjoy!

  • What I Used

     Tonic Die Set - Autumnal Oak - 1431E
    Tonic Die Set – Fallen Leaves - 1433E
    Tonic Embossing Folders – Retro Fern - 1442E
    Tonic Embossing Folders  - Layered Leaves -1441E
    Nuvo Embellishment Mousses – Fresh Copper, Indian Gold , Mother of Pearl

    We hope you have been inspired.

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