Hello everyone! We’re suffering from a heat wave here in Belgium and seeing Sunny Studio’s Fall 2018 Release, makes me long for autumn. 🍁 🍂 I can’t wait for cooler temperatures and overall sweater weather.

In today’s video I’m doing some autumn inspired ink blending using Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Mini Distress Inks. I’m also pairing the brand new Fall Kiddos and Happy Harvest sets from Sunny Studio. These images are simply adorable and are so much fun to color.

First I masked off a border at the top and bottom of my card. I cut a piece of Heffy Doodle Memo Tape in half. Easy and fast! You could also use masking paper or sticky notes. Whatever works for you! 😀 Then I ink blended a pretty background with Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber Mini Distress Inks.. Like I mentioned in the video, take your time to blend away. Also make sure your blending foam is saturated with ink.

Next I colored images from the Fall Kiddos and Happy Harvest sets from Sunny Studio. I used Copic Sketch Markers. I adore coloring with these markers. In the past I was always scared to color with alcohol markers because it seemed quite intriguing at first. Totally unnecessary because coloring is so relaxing and therapeutic!

After stamping a sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I added a coat of sparkle to the images with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen. Out of all the glitter pens I tested, this one is my favorite. It is the sparkliest in my opinion and it looks even better with a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze on top! 💫 To finish off this card, I applied some Tonic Nuvo Drops here and there.

That’s it for now. Thank you so much for stopping by. See you soon! 😘

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Happy Monday, friends! When I first started card making, heat embossing was one of the first techniques I learned. For today’s card, I decided to pick out some shades of turquoise glitter embossing powder and make an ombre background. The Basic Backgrounds stamp set from Sunny Studio is a great set to make stunning backgrounds. 💛

I used three different embossing powders from Wow! Embossing Powder: Atlantic Seaspray, Under the Sea and Long Island Teal. All of these powders have a beautiful gold glitter. 😍 Sadly enough, I wasn’t able to catch the gorgeous sparkle on camera but I guarantee you… it’s so pretty in real life.

I colored some images from the adorable Beach Babies set from Sunny Studio. I really like how the hair turned out! Like I mentioned in the video, I learned a lot from the free Markers 101 coloring class from Kit and Clowder. I recommend checking it out since it’s FREE! 🌈

Ombre Heat Embossing Ft. WOW! Embossing Powder

To finish off the card, I used Tonic Nuvo Drops. Honestly, I’ve had these for a while but I’ve always been too scared to actually use them! Because once you apply the product to your card, it’s there to stay – LOL! 😄 However, I got over the fear and just started to have fun with them. Nowadays, I apply the Nuvo Drops randomly and just stop whenever it feels right.

That’s it for now, my friends. Thanks for stopping by. Sending big, big hugs! 💕

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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. 💗✨

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.

Sparkly Unicorn Cards Ft. Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads + A REVIEW

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.

Sparkly Unicorn Cards Ft. Tonic Nuvo Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads + A REVIEW

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. 😊 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.

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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. 😍

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. 💛

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Happy Wednesday, friends! A couple of days ago, I picked up some new Lawn Fawn goodies. I ordered these from Erwtje, a Belgian online shop. The Beam Me Up set inspired me to create a galaxy background. Honestly, I was a bit afraid since I have never tried ink blending a galaxy background. But I think I did pretty well considering this was my first attempt. 🌌

I stamped and colored images from the Beam Me Up set with Copic Markers. These aliens are so much fun, don’t you think? 💜

Galaxy Background with Distress Ink and Tonic Nuvo Drops

These Distress Inks are the perfect combination to ink blend a galaxy background. Just layer all the colors together and keep blending until you’re happy with your result. I flicked some water droplets for some dimension. Then I used the Snowy Backdrop die from Lawn Fawn. As you can see you don’t specially have to use that die for winter themed cards. I filled up the little holes with a variety of Tonic Nuvo Drops. I paper pieced the stars with Black Sapphire Glitter Card Stock from Tonic.

Galaxy Background with Distress Ink and Tonic Nuvo Drops

For the black border, I created my own black card stock by ink blending Black Soot Distress Ink. However, this is optional since you could use black card stock and just skip this step. I don’t have a lot of black card stock left so I thought I’d save some by creating my own!

That’s it for now. I had so much fun creating this galaxy card even though it was a bit out of my comfort zone. Thanks for stopping by. Big hugs. 💌

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