Wednesday 11 September 2013

Tonic Studios Verso Christmas Die Sets Wreath Rings Sneak Peek 1!

Jingle Bells! - Santa's Elves at Tonic Studios Towers have been very busy, would you like a sneak peek? It's their new Verso Christmas Die Sets which are unbelievably gorgeous!    Doesn't it combine so well with my Christmas Wreath stamp?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Crafter's Companion
Colouring Mediums: Promarker Pens, Anna Griffin Pigment Ink Pad
Paper & Card: Anna Griffin, textured card, Satin Elegance
Tools: Tonic Studios Decorative Wreath Die Set, Regency Swirls Embossalicious Embossing Folder,  Grand Calibur
Embellishments: Microbeads, satin ribbon, jingle bell,  acrylic flowers, rhinestone crystals, glitter, metal corners

To start this card, I stamped my Christmas wreath image twice onto stamping card and coloured both images with Promarker pens.  Then I cut out one image using scissors for the outer image and a craft knife to remove the centre. I accented this layer with red glitter, tiny red rhinestone crystals and gold ribbon bow from Anna Griffin double satin ribbon.

I cannot even begin to describe how wonderfully versatile this new Christmas Verso Die Sets are.  To start with they create beautiful wreaths (and I love a wreath on a card) which you can choose to either inset into your card, or have as a topper, as the outer ring cuts separately.  This is my first card, and I used the Wreath Rings Set. 

 I cut the outer wreath with the centre removed but I could have chosen to keep the centre in place, as this is an entirely separate die.  I had also covered my paper with a double sided sticky sheet, which can be tricky with an intricate die but wasn't with Tonic quality (I did do a double pass and twisted the die cut around for the second pass, just to be sure).  I then covered the wreath in tiny microbeads - the effect is so textural and quite stunning.

The little lacey corners are another die in this set, which I've chopped into 2 to make a decorative feature.

You can just about see here where I embossed the gold mat with my Embossalicious Regency Swirls Embossing Folder - I love the larger 8" size of this folder and it perfectly complements the Anna Griffin patterned papers that I used. You can see the embossing a little bit more on the picture below.

Here's one last look:

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafter's Companion - Embossing (Embossalicious Regency Swirls)
Craft-room challenge - Trees or Leaves
CountryView Crafts - Layers
Deep Ocean - Goodbye Summer
I ♥ ProMarkers - 3 Different Shapes
Joanna Sheen - Ribbons
Paper Playtime - Use Three Different Papers
Pile it On - Tic Tac Toe (metal, image, bling)

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  1. Stunning and so clever designed, I love the image in the center to. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  2. Gorgeous, traditional with a twist

  3. wow amazing card ... love those lacy corners ... well done ... sorry I have not visited you lately but hope things are settling down with my dear Mum a bit now and I can have a little time to catch up ... hope you have a super weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  4. This is a fab card, love the colours and layout.

  5. This is a fab card, love the colours and layout.

  6. beautiful card,love the colours. sue xx

  7. What a lovely detailed Christmas card!

  8. Beautiful Christmas card, lovely dies!
    Anne x

  9. beautiful card love the dies and all the details and layers
    Carol x

  10. Im loving these cards, very festive

  11. lovely dies....must sit on hands! I feel all Christmassy now x

  12. Lovely card, so much detail and has inspired me to start a Christmas card after I have hopped.

  13. Fabulous detail on this card - love all the layers
    Linda x

  14. A really beautiful card. And a die set that is already on my shopping list. I am already counting down the days when independent retailers will be able to get these LOL.
    Heike xx

  15. A beautiful card, fab detail.

  16. Gorgeous card, succulent colours and delicious textures brilliant. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  17. what a great xmas card ,love those dies,
    Thanks for joining us at the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. and good luck
    tracey x

  18. Such a wonderful detailed creation. Thank you so much for joining us this month at Crafter's Companion Challenge.
    Laine - DT

  19. Absolutely beautiful...Thanks for playing along with us at Joanna Sheen this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  20. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  21. This is really lovely, I like the traditional ornaments and colors. Thank you for joining our 'Tic Tac Toe' challenge at Pile It On Challenge and please come back next week.

  22. Wow this is stunning love the ornament and style of your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

  23. OMG! That is sooooo beautiful!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafters Companion's Embossing Challenge and good luck :0)
    Love Clairebears x

  24. Such a beautiful card - I love all those layers and the traditional colours and colouring all look stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Crafts this month.

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