Hi, all! How are you doing? My Summer Break is nearby and I’m excited. 😄 I can’t believe I’ll finally be graduating as a preschool/kindergarten teacher. I’m already sending out my cover letter to nearby schools. Fingers crossed I can start working as a teacher in september. 🤞🏻🍀

In today’s video I’m showing you how to create an ink blended and stenciled beach scene featuring the Beach Babies set from Sunny Studio. These cute images are so much fun to color. ☀💛

I started out by stamping and coloring some of the images from the Beach Babies set. While coloring I noticed I need to expand my Copic marker collection for more skin tones and hair colors. Do you have any recommendations? After I was done coloring these kids, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Ink Blending A Beach Scene Ft. Sunny Studio Stamps

Next, it was time to ink blend the beach scene with Distress Ink and masking paper. I used Tumbled Glass and Broken China for the ocean. For the sand, I used Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. I added more dimension to these pieces with a stencil and brown Copic markers.

Ink Blending A Beach Scene Ft. Sunny Studio Stamps

Finally, I stamped a sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I curved this clear stamp so it would match the circle shape. To finish this card off, I added a coat of sparkle with the Clear Overlay Spectrum Noir Pen and Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. 💫

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by. Big hugs. 💌

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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.

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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.

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. 😍

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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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.


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Hi, crafty friends! Sorry I’ve been MIA lately. But guess what? On Tuesday, I’ll be finishing up my 9-week internship at kindergarten. I’ve had so much fun and I’m sad to say goodbye to the kids, but I’m looking forward to graduating in June and more crafty time this Summer Break. 💛

While my internship has been keeping me busy, I’ve had the chance to check social media now and then. I’m always on the hunt for new product that makes me happy so when I saw Hello Bluebird’s feed pop up, I was giddy. Talk about cuteness overload. 😍 I picked out a few stamps for upcoming blog posts and video tutorials.

For this card, I mixed and matched different designs. I used McGregor’s Garden and Springtime to create a cute Spring themed scene. I also created my own patterned paper with the Country Gingham Background.

Stamped Springtime Scene Ft. Hello Bluebird Stamps

I started by stamping a flower from the Springtime stamp from Hello Bluebird. Then I used masking paper and slowly built up the scene. When masking, remember you want to stamp the images you want to be at the front first and take your time to fussy cut the paper. It’s quite therapeutic. 🙃 I combined the Springtime set with McGregor’s Garden. I love how these stamps can be mixed and matched!

Stamped Springtime Scene Ft. Hello Bluebird Stamps

After coloring my masked Spring-themed scene, I created my own patterned paper with the Country Gingham Background stamp from Hello Bluebird. I simply heat embossed the pattern with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from WOW and added color with Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade. These inks blend like butter!

Finally, I added some sparkly touches here and there with a Tonic Nuvo Aqua Flow Pen in Glitter Gloss and a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. I 💛 my Tonic products.

That’s it for now! I’ll be back soon. Big hugs. 💌

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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.

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Happy Friday, friends! On Wednesday I shared a watercolored flower card in honor of The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release. At the time when I made this card, I was feeling sick and couldn’t do a video. However, I’m feeling much better so I made another watercolored flower card. This time with a video. ❤ Especially for you!

In this video, I’m showing you how to do easy watercoloring with ZIG Clean Color Real Markers. I only used one marker for each shade and a water brush. If I can do this, YOU can do it, too! 😀

I used the beautiful Peony Garden Cling Background stamp from The Ton. I heat embossed the design with WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder. Think of all the other embossing powders you could use. The possibilities are endless.

Easy Watercoloring with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers

To do this easy and fast watercoloring, I recommend using a good watercolor paper. I always use the Canson XL Watercolor paper. It’s very heavy weight (140lb) and can handle a lot of water. These ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers are perfect for fast watercoloring since you only need to use one color for each shade. For this card I used Yellow, Light Carmine and Light Green.

First I laid down some color to the flowers. I usually apply the color to the top or bottom edges of the design. Then I used a Pentel Aquash Brush to blend out the colors. Any water or paintbrush will work, though! Next, I went back in with the same marker to add a little bit of extra shading here and there. Finally I did some more blending to remove any harsh lines and create a nice and smooth gradient. Easy!

Easy Watercoloring with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Once the watercolor piece was dry, I die cut a sentiment from the Bold General Greeting Word Plate set from The Ton. I adhered some gold glitter card stock to the back of that paper and put everything together. Quick and easy just like the watercoloring. In total this card took me about 30 minutes to make. Pretty quick, right? 😊

That’s it for now. Make sure to leave a comment if you have any questions. Big hugs. 💌

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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.


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