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Tonic Studios Premium Magazine bonus cards

10th July 2020

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Tonic Studios Premium Magazine bonus cards

The brand-new Tonic Studios Premium Magazine is out now! There were so many wonderful designs that we couldn’t fit them all into the magazine! So here are some bonus cards made by Christine Smith using the new Tonic Designer Choice range!

For you

You’ll need
Designer’s Choice #8 die set
white 13.5cm-square card blank
Tropical Paradise Craft Perfect 6×6” Paper Pad
Bright White, Lucky Shamrock Glitter & Lime Light Pearlescent Craft Perfect Cardstock
vellum
For You Sentiment Strip die
Mambo Melon Nuvo Glacier Paste
manual die-cutting machine
3D foam pads

Step by step

  1. Trim a piece of white cardstock to a 13 cm square and lay out two decorative panels with the flower border in the middle.
  2. Line the middle panel in the centre of your square panel of cardstock and tape in place. Evenly space the other panel and the flower border and tape these down, as well as taping them together. Then die-cut this panel.
  3. Remove the dies, making sure the two side dies stay together. Then, line the taped together dies on the other side and finish cutting the design. Keep all the little flowers that fall out.
  4. Die-cut your sentiment from white and Lucky Shamrock cardstock. Cut the small diamond border die from Lucky Shamrock as well. Then cut a strip of Lime Light to go behind the diamonds and another narrow strip for an extra border.
  5. Take a pink piece of Tropical Paradise paper and trim two strips slightly wider than the width of the flower channels in your white cardstock. Then add some Mambo Melon glacier paste onto them to give them a shimmery finish. Add some to some of the tiny white flowers too to tie everything together.
  6. Adhere the two pink paper strips directly behind the flower apertures, and slot back in some random Mambo Melon flowers. Use 3D foam pads to place it onto a piece of the dark green paper from the paper pad.
  7. Trim off the excess paper, and attach this to your card front, finishing by affixing the sentiment and decorative strips.

Top tip: Cutting the backing die for a sentiment from vellum really helps it stand out on a card front because it slightly diffuses the background design

Thanks for everything

You’ll need
Designer’s Choice #8 die set
white 13.5×10.5cm card blank
Tropical Paradise Craft Perfect 6×6” paper pad
Bright White, Lucky Shamrock Glitter & Lime Light Pearlescent Craft Perfect Cardstock
vellum
You’re the Best Floral Frame Die Set
Mambo Melon Nuvo Glacier Paste
manual die-cutting machine
3D foam pads

Step by step

  1. Trim a piece of white cardstock to 13x10cm and with the rectangle in portrait orientation, die-cut one of the decorative panels across the centre.
  2. Die-cut the scalloped edge and interior detailed panel from Lime Light cardstock, along with the sentiment from both white and Lucky Shamrock and multiple flowers from white cardstock, including the small flowers from one of the borders.
  3. Trim a pink piece of Tropical Paradise paper down to just wider than the width of the decorative die-cut channel in the white cardstock. Then add some Mambo Melon glacier paste onto it to give it a shimmery finish. Add some to some of the tiny white flowers too, to tie everything together.
  4. Take the dark green Tropical Paradise paper and trim some narrow strips about 5mm wide, and use these to accent the die-cut channel in the card front.
  5. Using 3D foam pads, mount the pink paper behind the die-cut area so that it shows through. Snip the Lime Light die-cut in half to give you two corner shapes, and add them to opposing corners of the card front.
  6. Shadow the sentiment, adding the white on top of the glitter, adhere this to the top third of the card front, and then finish with a scattering of large and small flowers, laying them in a diagonal line across the front to draw your eye.

Top tip: Spruce up any patterned paper with a little bit of a co-ordinating Nuvo glacier paste, you can then add this elsewhere on the card front to tie everything together

The Designer’s choice sets are available from Tonic’s website now, and don’t forget that issue 12 of the magazine is available now from supermarkets, WHSmith, independent retailers or online from www.craftstash.co.uk or subscribe and save at www.moremags.com

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