Good afternoon everyone ,well Tonic Studios have a brand new launch today Dots and drops frames on Hochanda, so I better show you what I have been up to.

Materials Used :-
Dots & Drops- Classic Rose
Xmas seasons greetings Stamp set -Festive friends
Ornate Frame-Layering die set
Bright White craft perfect card stock
Cherry Red craft perfect card stock
Bottle green nuvo pearl drops
Nuvo Black shadow ink pad
Stamping platform or block
Matching satin bows




The card base is a large card 10"x7" created from A3 card stock 300gsm
Then the mat layer is cut from cherry red craft perfect .
You need to cut the base of the Ornate frame out in white craft perfect and also the next layer down in the same card stock but you will be placing the classic rose detail Die into the centre of this die as you want to cut into the card you don't want to cut out of the card stock on this layer.
Now in the next layer cut the plain panel in Cherry red and then cut the same die again in bright white and then cut the rose detail out of the white layer glue these together with wet glue leave to dry and once dry cut though both layers with the smaller middle die this will now give you a frame ,place 3D foam pads to the back of the frame and place onto the larger oval panel this also needs 3D foam underneath to add depth and dimension to the card.
Now the small die cut for the centre will need to be stamped with the seasons greetings stamp from the festive friends set ,ink the stamp taking the ink pad to your stamp with gentle tapping cover the stamp with Nuvo Black Shadow ink and then press firmly on the card to get an even stamped image bearing in mind if you are lucky enough to have the Tim Holtz stamping platform if your first attempt isn't stamped out evenly you can go back ink the stamp once again and stamp over the first impression. If you haven't got the TH stamping platform I would highly recommend it makes life so much easier and they are available all over the trade now at very good affordable prices.
Once all the layers are place on the card it's now time to add the nuvo drops bottle green has a beautiful pearl shimmer to it if your not confident in placing the drops next to each other do every other drop and when they are dry then fill in where you have missed, it stops them merging together if you are not confident. To finish the card add a saving & organza ribbon and a little rose gem .


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