|Someone's having a birthday....|
Hey folks! It is time for me to blog again - seems to be longer and longer in between each one and I always promised myself that I would never start my posts with that particular apology!
|All the feels for this brightness for Tonic's 2nd Birthday!|
Time is fleeting (as I am sure you are aware) and I would love to spend more time on here. Something for the to do list I think.
|Love the way these kits have a split personality sometimes...more on that later.|
But I don't want to take too much away from Tonic because that is so not fair when someone has a birthday! Tonic is two years old and to celebrate, Craft Kit #24 is all about birthdays. In their usual clean and fresh style, they have come up with some fantabulous goodies for us - don't you just love when someone has a birthday but we get the pressies! This should become the new thing.
|The clever folks over at Tonic make sure that everything goes together beautifully.|
I have made a few cards and tags this time and had a great chance to play with some of the brightest colours. I won't do an unboxing because the best one by far can be found here and I do urge you to subscribe to this wonderful kit. You can do that here. I love the fact that you never know what you are going to get. It really helps creativity.
|Tonic's birthday and we get the pressies - win!|
So what have I made this month.....
|Sometimes limiting yourself to just one colour makes for more fun and creativity.|
|I would not be me if I did not stitch something!|
While I was thinking about orange, I decided to have a bit of a clash for the next one with a combo that is bright and fun and one which my nana would not have dreamed of.
|This is glitter card stock and boy does it!|
Red and orange together have such amazing energy! I went through my sewing stash to find some ribbon that Minnie Mouse would wear in a heartbeat to add to the brightness and fun.
There was plenty of orange card left over for some woven stripes which actually look quite sporty.
|There are some really cute balloon shaker blisters in the kit this time and some really vibrant glitter (you get a couple of bottles from a selection so they will vary).|
|A Minnie Mouse bow if I ever saw one!|
|As you can see, the vines and leaves are very simple and easy to do. Start with a wavy line and then add little teardrop shaped leaves.|
I die cut the words from glitter card scraps. There are some little star dies too and these give a bit of Hollywood to your tag too.
|That glitter tho...|
Next up I thought about inlaying the die cuts. You get a pad of double sided papers in the kit too and this made a perfect background....
|I think that this one shows what is happening.|
Now I did mention that these kits often have a split personality. If you are not really a fan of bright, you can tone it right down with the other products as the next few cards show.
|Muted and bright in the one box!|
I have cheated a bit on this one and brought some kraft card (not in the kit) to marry with the pad paper and that awesome glitter pen.
|The glitter pen works beautifully with the paper in the pad.|
I actually traced around the balloon die with a fine black marker and then coloured with different patterns.
|Jute twine and kraft card will mute any amount of brightness! The juxtaposition looks great together too.|
And of course a birthday without presents is not going to work and it is easy to make a matching tag.
|Again, simply trace around the die itself and then colour in!|
|It doesn't have to be complicated and no drawing skills are necessary.|
|This is a great card to use the offcuts. Nothing goes to waste!|
|Without the pen lines, these can look a bit flat for my taste.|
And of course, there had to be a tag too!
|Another great offcut make.|
|Ribbon from the sewing stash again.|
For this one I took the star stamp and stamped a border in black ink just off the card at random. The glitter pen in the kit added a pop of colour. I left a bit of room under the stamped bit to add a name.
|That orange ribbon is a real attention stealer!|
Have fun with your crafting and I will see you next time!