Monday 5 August 2013

Sneak Peek - Tonic Studios Antique Frame Gift Tag Die Set

Wowsers,  would you like a sneak peek of the launch of Tonic Studio's fabulous new Gift Tag Dies?  They are gorgeous and I've been lucky enough to have a little play ahead of time! Although I'm sure that you will be using these lovely dies on all your Christmas projects, as we're still in the midst of a glorious heatwave, I just had to use them on a very summary card.

Card Recipe:
Tools: Tonic Studios Antique Frame Gift Tag Die, Label Die, Gothic Border Punch
Stamp: Joanna Sheen Digi Stamp
Colouring Mediums: Promarker Pens, Chalks
Paper & Card: DCWV, Pearlescent, Elegance Satin
Embellishments: brads, crystal bead, homemade cocktail umbrella, grosgrain ribbon

The main focal point is a House Mouse digi-stamp from Joanna Sheen - those mices  little faces are just too sweet (even though the lemon appears to be a bit too sour for their tastes)!  These have been coloured-in with ProMarkers.  Today's been so hot, I wish I was having such a refreshing dip, it looks just the ticket!

Take a closer look at the new Tonic Studios Antique Frame Gift Tag Die which comes complete with a mini layering die.  I used that mini die to cut out the fun, computer generated sentiment, and pearl card to cut and emboss the frame.  

This is using the die as it was designed, however.........................

I can never just leave it at that (I don't really do clean and simple crafting, lol) so here's the same Antiques Frame Gift Tag Die, but this time I cut 2 sets from pearl card and cut one in half vertically and one in half horizontally. I then used these halves as a perfect fit to frame my label die-cut for my focal image.

To make the cute little parasol embellishment, I cut out a small circle of complementary patterned paper, which I then folded in half and then quarters, using a bone folder to create crisp creases.  I opened the circle back up, and folded into quarters again but this time between the existing score lines.  Opening up flat again, I then cut out a small segment, before glueing the ends together, I popped a cocktail stick through the centre and concertina-folded into a brolly shape before topping with a tiny bicone bead.  

Hope you all have a great weekend, and watch out for further sneak peeks coming very soon (the next one will be much more festive, Ho Ho Ho)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Anything Goes - Coffee Break/Food
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Pink & White
Crafts & Me - Anything Goes
Crafty Calender - Anything Goes
Country View Crafts - Quotations & Sayings
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Favourite Colours
Dream Valley - Summer Days
Paper Crafting Journey - Punches and/or Die Cuts
Pin It Now!


  1. I love the fun bright pink shade!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog

    Happy Crafting!

    Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

  2. Ooohhh love this fun card Dips, gorgeous bright colours and fab details. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Photo Inspiration challenge x

  3. Lovely card, stunning colour combination. Thank you for joining us over at Anything Goes for our Coffee/Food Challenge xhugsx Nikki

  4. I love what you have created! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar for our Anything Goes challenge!

    Claire xx
    CCC DT

  5. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge blog!! Hope to see you join us again… we just started a new challenge today!! Kimberly DT – Paper Munch Designs


I love to read your feedback, thank you for taking the time to comment.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...