Tuesday 6 August 2013

Sneak Peek - Tonic Studios Elegant Vine Square & Bauble Tag Die

HoHoHo - would you like to see what Santa's delivered early to Tonic Studios Towers? It's their new Elegant Vine Square Die Set which I've used with Bauble Tag Die, combined with the Antique Frame Tag Die.  

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Joanna Sheen House Mouse, Kanban
Colouring Mediums: Promarker Pens, VersaMark, Encore Metallic Ink Pad, Peebles Inc Chalks
Paper & Card: Stardream, HOTP, Mirror, Glitter
Tools: Tonic Studios Elegant Vine Square Die Se, Bauble Tag Die, Antique Frame Tag Die,  Grand Calibur
Embellishments: Sheer Ribbon, Crystal Button, Jingle Bell,  crystal beads, pearls, pins, brads, eyelet

As I've admitted previously, I'm not really a Clean & Simple (CAS) card-maker, I really enjoy using lots of different techniques and effects on my cards, and this one includes the following (can you spot them all?): 

Paper piecing ● Ribbon threading ● Stitching ● Dry Embossing ● Stamping (digital and traditional)  Manual Die Cutting ●  Eyelet Setting ●  Masking ●  Accenting ●  Decoupage ●  and (of course) Hat Pin Making!

So let's have a closer look at some of these.  To create the focal point, I used a Joanna Sheen Digi-stamp which I resized to fit onto my tag.  I printed the image out three times, twice onto Elegance Satin stamping card and once onto a small piece of patterned HOTP paper. I coloured the image in with Promarker pens, decoupaged the mouse, then cut out and paper-pieced the ribbon from the patterned paper.  Then, I masked the image, chalked the tag with shimmery Peebles Inc chalks and rubber stamped small snowflakes all over the background using the gorgeously rich Encore Metallic ink pad in purple.  Finally, I printed the Merry Christmas sentiment onto an offcut of stardream card, with I die cut using the tag element from Antique Frame Tag die set.  The tag has been mounted onto the new Tonic Studios Elegant Vine Square, and I used a craft knife to cut into each side of the tag so that I could thread my sheer ribbon through it.

Do you like my bling-tastic ribbon embellishment charm? I've had some glittery Jingle Bells in my stash for ages, and I attached one to the crystal button using jump rings before stitching it to the ribbon bow.  I made the hatpins myself and if you'd like to have a go, take a look at my Tutorial on More Decorative Hatpins.

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  1. exquisite card dips, love EVERYTHING about it, just adore HM, cute image, beautifully embellished card, Fi xx

  2. Love how you have showcased that sweet mouse. Just beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  3. What a creation with so much to admire! Beautiful embellies too, what a treat! Jo x

  4. Hi Just popped on over from CRAFTY CATZ to say thanks for playing along with us this week...super card, love the dazzle detail x carol

  5. Wow, such fabulous design and detail for this happy little mouse. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at PCJ Challenge.

  6. Wow Dips.... totally stunning as your creations always are.
    Sandra x

  7. Hi Dips, wow so many techniques used! Beautiful creation with cute image. love those jewelleries.
    Thank you for playing bingo at Craft-Room Challenge,good luck;-))m

  8. Lovely card, love all the embossing.

  9. Gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Punches/Dies challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey Design Team http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/

  10. Stunning card and such a lot of work gone into it

  11. Im loving this card, the die is so nice, and I love house mouse :D

  12. Lovely eye candy on this card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  13. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Craft-room, so many great elements..Esther xx

  14. gorgeous card, thanks for sharing your tip and Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  15. Oh I absolutely love your card. Great details with the stitching, ribbon and embellies and absolutely love your tip too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx


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