Hello Crafters, this is Victoria Dalziel here.
For those who don’t know me, I am part of the design team for the UK Tonic Studio’s Create and Craft shows for the past four years and I absolutely love the versatility in the products Tonic produce especially dies.
Papercraft continues to be an amazing journey in which I find joy in sharing my creations and knowledge for over 15 years.
I also teach craft classes locally and we always had fun and plenty of giggles and for me, that is what crafting is fun!
Today I’m sharing some of the cards I created using Susan Tierney Cockburn Die sets launched very recently on Create and Craft here
I have to say are an absolute joy to create with and the most realistic flower dies on the market.
Susan’s Garden die collection would be available on Create and Craft here and exclusively until the end of the month. Then you might be available to find it on the Tonic shops in the UK and the USA.
My Cardmaking Process
- To create the flowers and leaves I used Tonic Smooth – Textured Card and I applied colors using alcohol markers.
- To colour the basket and galvanized bucket, I use the Tonic Embellishment Mousses so that they really look realistic.
- Nuvo Crystal Glaze was used on the Holly Leaves using a Nuvo paintbrush. These just need 10/15 mins to dry but leave a natural sheen to the leaf.
- To shape each flower I used different sized stylus (ball tools) and a foam pad this gives real natural shape to the flowers and leaf.
- For the tiny little flowers used for the centre of flowers a very tiny ball tool was used and shaped on an eraser as it was something firm but not very hard.
- I also added Pollen to the centre of the flowers by adding wet glue and sprinkling a small amount of pollen over. Then, I tapped off the excess pollen back into its container.
- Nuvo drops were added to the holly berries ( Berry Bush, Red Berry, Autumn Red, Rhubarb Crumble, Plum Pudding are all good Nuvo Drop choices for these winter berries).
- To add highlights to the centre crease line of the leaves and to add extra colour shade to the fern leaf or centre of flowers, I used Pan pastels.
Last but not least have fun creating!
- A really good pair of tweezers and a quilling tool is ideal to roll the centre of any flowers.
- Wet glue preferably Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive was used to glue all the flowers.
Thank you very much for having me today!