It seems that when a new Tonic Craft Kit arrives I get a bit extra crafty ... so today I'm sharing a video with 5 finished projects and 3 extra ideas to stretch the use of the kit this month (kit #6) One of the products in the Kit is a Butterfly Die Set designed to create easel cards.
This die set includes 9 dies, 4 of them are butterflies and you can use them to create a wide variety of projects including home decor... you can cut paper, fabric, felt, thin chipboard, leather .. etc...
The butterfly dies size are:
Large butterfly measures: 5x4-1/2" inches
Small butterflies: 1-1/2" inches.
Tiny butterfly: 3/4" of an inch.
Ok, so here I'm also sharing pictures and very brief description of what you saw in the video.
There is a stamp set in the kit with 5 butterfly designs that coordinate with the small dies in the kit.
I found these butterflies perfect to create small and delicate vellum embellishments ... I used subtle colors but remember you can make them in any color, stitch them to the cardstock and add various layers of die cuts to add even more dimension and interest.
I missed doing a bit more of stamping for this video. I got very distracted with the dies and that something that happens very often when you grab a Tonic Studios die set.
So I put together 2 easel cards ...
You could also use the easels to create table place cards, or to add info on tables as the easel is quite big ( 5"x5-1/2") you could even fit a menu on them and add info in both sides of the butterfly.
The easel card assembled measure L :5" x W: 5-1/2". For this card, I used a sheet of teal blue paper in the kit and smooth white cardstock 270 grams. I also used an alphabet stamp from Honey Bee Stamps to customize the sentiment.
I wanted to add a glossy or metallic element to this card so I used Burnished Rose Craft Perfect Cardstock I also use the dark blue cardstock in the kit ...
I kept looking to add a metallic look to butterfly. So here I used a cooper marker and I colored one of the handmade papers in the craft kit. The paper was initially blue...
Then I went for something completely different and I made the CAS card below using the negative die cut.
I use a sentiment from "Adore You stamp set" by Alatenew (every time I think of you . I smile)
I really like this card! It is the kind of card I like to put in the post and I can easily change the sentiment the backing paper and adjusted to any occasion.
I also made a notebook cover! following a few simple steps, this is super easy and quick to make.
To give a better shape to the butterfly, I used the larger butterfly die to emboss a piece of paper . I die cut it and then I added an intricate butterfly die cut on top... You can see that a bit better in the video.
To add color to this butterfly I mixed Nuvo Creative pens, Nuvo glitter pens, white and black fine tip markers ( to add details). As for finishing touch, I used Nuvo Drops.
I was inspired by this month kit image so I used black and blue shades of color.
Yes! Of course you can apply watercolour washes for a more subtle and soft look... This time I went bold.. very bold!
The last thing I did on the video was using the die cuts as stencils. I really wanted to see how the butterfly would look that way so I used Nuvo Mousses ( in spray diluted with water and also in cream) .
If you are tempted to do this you can use any medium you have available and you could transfer that butterfly image on any surface. You can use Distress Inks, Embossing Paste, Acrylic Paints, apply clear Versamark ink and embossing powders and heat emboss the butterflies... the sky's the limit.
That's all for today! I hope you like to supplies, the projects, the video and the tips.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!