Hi all! Last week I received a package filled with Tonic goodies. Lots of fun stuff including the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. There are so many options with this product. In this video I’m showing you how to create a pearlescent ombré background with a stencil. I’ll be showing more techniques in upcoming videos. 😀

The Embellishment Mousse is very thick. At first it may seem impossible to use with stencils. However, the more you work with it, the more it spreads nicely. I used an old daisy stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop. However, the Bold Daisy stencil from Hero Arts would be a great alternative! You can also rub the products directly onto paper using your finger. Or if you add water to it, it can be used as paint since it’s water based.

Create Pearlescent Backgrounds with Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and Stencils

It leaves a beautiful pearlescent metallic finish which I think is fantastic. 💛 In total there are 24 colors. I got 6 of the softer, pastel colors. I used Peony Pink, Coral Calypso, Lemon Sorbet, Spring Green, Aquamarine and Lilac Lavender. These are perfect for Spring themed cards, don’t you think?

Create Pearlescent Backgrounds with Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and Stencils

I colored one of the bunny images of the Honey Bunny Boo set from Heffy Doodle. I stamped little butterflies around the bunnies with The Ton’s Couture Color Ink. This is my favorite ink because it comes in so many colors and because they give a solid impression every single time. Finally, I finished off my card with Nuvo’s Shimmer Pen and a coat of Crystal Glaze.

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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. ⭐️✨

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. 💡🤔 Jusin Timberlake has brought sexy back but now I’m bringing punches and patterned paper back. Hahah. 😂 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! ❤️

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Happy Monday, friends! Remember I asked you for paper trimmer recommendations last week? Well, after reading your comments and doing a lot of research, I found the perfect tool. 🙂 Want to find out which paper cutter I’m talking about? Make sure to watch the video below and read my blog post for a quick summary.

Lots of crafty people have been recommending the Tonic Guillotine 12 Inch Paper Cutter ( EH | TNC | SSS | AMZUS )! I decided to contact Tonic and let them know I would love to try out the tool and post a review to share my thoughts. They were happy to send me the machine in return for a demo video. So, a big shout out and thank you goes out to Tonic Studios for their generosity and kindness. 🙂 That being said, keep in mind this review is 100% honest. I would never ever share products on my blog that I don’t like!

The trimmer I’m talking about is the Tonic Guillotine 12 Inch. Many card makers have been using it for years (including my card making muse Kristina Werner – she’s the reason I got into card making 8 years ago, lol!). The detachable measuring bar makes it easy to cut paper up to 12 inch/31 cm. This makes this paper cutter perfect for all paper crafters out there including scrapbookers and of course… CARD MAKERS!

I covered a lot of information in my video, so here’s a quick summary to refer to whenever you’re in doubt. 🙂

  • At first this trimmer seemed big and heavy to me! However, it’s not. You can store the measuring bar and even the Kushgrip comfort handle under the base. This makes the tool compact, portable and lightweight.
  • Say goodbye to fuzzy edges! The Guillotine machine gives you a clean, crisp and fine cut every single time.
  • The blade is self-sharpening so there’s no need to switch blades. That way you actually save money over the months and years!
  • Remember to press down the safety guard/finger guards when cutting. That way you can hold the paper in place easily.
  • The half inch markings and measuring bar on the top, middle and bottom of the trimmer make it fast and easy to cut paper to your desired size.

That’s it for now! Thanks for watching my video. I’ll be back soon with new card making videos. Next Saturday, actually! See you then. Xo

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