Happy Friday, friends! A while ago I posted swatches of the complete Tonic Nuvo Hybrid Ink Pad Collection on Instagram. Back then I was still busy working for college but since that has finally slowed down a bit, I’m here with a review on these inks. Oh and I’m also sharing a video on how to make sparkly ink blended backgrounds. ūüíó‚ú®

I used stencils (Abstract Triangles from Simon Says Stamp and Madison from Winnie & Water) and Tonic Nuvo Hybrid Ink Pads alongside with Tonic Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste to create my own sparkly backgrounds.

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These ink pads can be easily used for ink blending. They blend effortlessly and give even and smooth coverage. For the blue background, I used Polar Ice from the Sea Siren set with the Abstract Triangles stencil from Simon Says Stamp. I also decided to create an ombre background using Pink Sherbet and Panama Rose with the Madison stencil from Winnie & Walter. To make these backgrounds pop, I added a coat of Moonstone Glimmer Paste from Tonic.

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I thought these backgrounds looked dreamy and magical so I decided to use the Magical Unicorns stamp set from My Favorite Things. It’s an oldie but goodie. ūüė䬆I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic markers. Then, I heat embossed a sentiment with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from WOW. Finally I finished off this card with Tonic Nuvo Confetti. This confetti is usually used for shakers so it was a bit tricky to adhere these teeny tiny embellishments.

Review

In total, Tonic released four sets of three mini diamond ink pads: Tropical Fruits, Rose Garden, Sea Siren and Sunset Serenade. That means there are twelve colors available.¬†These are¬†hybrid¬†inks which means they are permanent and fast-drying. The Nuvo ink pads can also be used with alcohol markers¬†and¬†water-based markers or paint since they are waterproof and smudge proof. On top of that, the Nuvo Hybrid Ink Pads can be used with stencils since they’re easy to blend.

These ink pads are available for purchase at Tonic Studios UK for £9.99 per set or at various USA based crafty shops like Simon Says Stamp ($12.99 per set), Amazon and Tonic Studios USA ($8.99 per set). I have links to all of the ink pads at the bottom of this blog post.

In the video, I showed you different techniques and swatches. Here are some still shots of the swatches. Which set is your favorite? Mine is¬†Tropical Fruits because of the bright and happy colors. ūüėć

Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads - Sunset Serenade

Set shown above: Sunset Serenade (Carrot Stick, Rich Rosewood and Royal Plum)

Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads - Sea Siren

Set shown above: Sea Siren (Polar Ice, Laguna Bay and Spring Heather)

Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads - Rose Garden

Set shown above: Rose Garden (Pink Sherbet, Dried Oregano and Spanish Sangria)

Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads - Tropical Fruits

Set shown above: Tropical Fruits (Panama Rose, Rubber Duck and Lime Burst)


That’s it for today. I hope you find this review helpful. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon. Big crafty hugs. ūüíõ

Supply list

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Adding finishing touches to cards with Tonic Nuvo products

Hi, friends. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know I’m a big fan of adding finishing sparkly touches to my cards. Sequins are my favorite embellishments out there since they’re available in many different colors and sizes. However, lately I see so many crafters using – and praising, Nuvo Drops. I purchased a couple of these a while ago and this time I finally got around to using them along with other Tonic products. ‚≠źÔłŹ‚ú®

Make sure to watch the video tutorial below. Check the supply list at the end of this blog post for links to all the products I used to make this card.

Patterned paper and punches were the first card making products I ever purchased along with stamps and ink. Because die cuts are more popular than punches lately, I haven’t used my punches in a couple of years. I own a lot of patterned paper but rarely use it. Since I’m still trying to get my creative mojo flowing again, I decided to challenge myself. ūüí°ūü§Ē Jusin Timberlake has brought sexy back but now¬†I’m bringing punches and patterned paper back. Hahah. ūüėā Anyway, I used a Fiskars circle squeeze punch and some pretty patterned paper from Pinkfresh Studio. Don’t you just love the patterned paper I used? It has this collage and airy feel to it which I think is really great.

Adding finishing touches to cards with Tonic Nuvo products

The Bitty Bears stamp set from My Favorite Things is one of my favorite stamp sets out there. There are so many options with these cute little fellas. I actually colored more bears than just this one. I think I’ll be using those on future cards. To add some dimension to the cupcake I used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen and a coat of Nuvo Crystal Glaze.¬†I also used Tonic’s Gold Dust glitter card stock to add more interest and sparkle to the sentiment banner. The sparkle on this card stock is so vibrant and the glitter doesn’t rub off. To finish everything off I used Nuvo Drops to ‘pimp’ some clear sequins. This is a fun way to cover up the little hole and to bring your sequins to the next level.

Adding finishing touches to cards with Tonic Nuvo products

That’s it for now. I hope you enjoyed this card making video. Let me know in the comments if there’s any type of product you haven’t used in a while. Go ahead and set yourself a little challenge. Big hugs! ‚̧ԳŹ

SUPPLY LIST

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Happy World Card Making Day, my friends! This is my first blog post for today. I’ll be sharing another one in a couple of hours! Last year I wasn’t able to do anything in honor of World Card Making Day so I thought I’d make up for that this year.

I’m joining Simon Says Stamp today to share some WCMD happiness. The lovely Susan from SSS, invited card makers from around the globe to make a Christmas/holiday card for the Simon Says Stamp blog to celebrate WCMD! More information about giveaways and linking up your own creations can be found at the end of this blog post.

I started out by creating an ink blended winter sky with Tumbled Glass ( SSS ), Broken China ( SSS ) and Faded Jeans ( SSS )Distress Inks. Then I stamped winter trees with the Modern Trees set from My Favorite Things ( SSS ). I ended up adhering 4mm sequins to serve as Christmas baubles. Doesn’t that look cute?

I colored three bears from the Bitty Bears set from My Favorite Things ( SSS )with Copic Markers. I colored one of the bears with darker shades of gray to have some variation. Creating shakers is so much fun! It’s one of my favorite techniques. In the past I created shakers in various ways but my favorite way to make shakers is with Fun Foam and acetate!

For the base of my shaker, I die cut a frame using the Pierced Rectangles die cut set from Spellbinders ( SSS )and Icy Mint card stock from Bazzil ( SSS ). Next I created a frame using Fun Foam ( SSS ). You could also use foam tape but make sure to coat the edges with kitchen flour or anything else that removes static cling (Martha Stewart Powder Tool, Embossing Buddy, etc). After adhering some acetate ( SSS ) I adhered the shaker piece to my card. Eep! Look how fun it turned out! If I say so myself, lol!

GIVEAWAY

Like I mentioned in the beginning of this blog post, this card is part of Simon Says Stamp’s special blog post in honor of World Card Making Day. In total there are 19 designers from around the globe who are joining these festivities! YOU can link up your own Christmas/holiday card in an InLinkz over at the Simon Says Stamp blog. Random winners will be chosen to win one of 10 $50 gift cards for the Simon Says Stamp store¬†as well as a one subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Good luck!

MORE INSPIRATION

Below you will see the list of designers participating in this awesome event and the countries each will represent. I suggest checking out all these blogs.

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Hi, friends! Today I have another card for you featuring Distress Inks. Lately I’ve been enjoying these inks so much. In this video, I’m showing you how to create a Fall inspired blended background and I’m featuring some stamps from My Favorite Things’ September 2017 Release.

I started out by masking off my white card stock to create a panel for my Fall scene. I used Carved Pumpkin ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS ) and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS ) to blend the background. It’s very important to really saturate your blending foam so you can do effortless and flawless blending!

After adding subtle water splatters, I stamped the trees from the Modern Trees stamp ( ELH | SSS | HLM ) with Archival Jet Black Ink ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS ). The new Bitty Bears stamp set from My Favorite Things ( ELH | SSS | HLM )is simply adorable. I colored only two bears this time, but I’m planning on making more cards so I can use all of them!

This card came together relatively quick! After stamping a sentiment, all I had to do was add some shimmer and shine with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen ( ELH | SSS | AMZUS ) and Glossy Accents ( ELH | AMZUS | SSS ). I also adhered a cute die cut heart for an extra touch of cuteness!

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by today and I’ll see you soon. Xo

SUPPLY LIST

I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Spellbinders and Amazon. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.