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Tonic Craft 42 - Spring Wreath With Vianney Luna

Hello! My name is Vianney, and today I want to share a simple, but effective, card made with this month’s craft kit, Spring Wreath! What a juicy, fresh, and gorgeous kit. It is jam-packed with all sorts of embellishments, tools, floral dies, and gorgeous papers! Let’s get started:

Step 1

First, we will use a piece of the watercolor card and our gorgeous Aqua Flow brush in Just Peachy. If you haven’t yet done so, go ahead and unscrew the brush pen top, remove the green guard, and screw the brush top back on. Ready to go!

Wet your paper for a simple wet-on-wet technique. I sprayed mine with water, but you can also use a brush.

Then, add color from the Aqua Flow brush by squeezing it from up high, or even just touching the paper’s surface.

You can make the project more organic by spraying with more water after dropping the color. Just go for it! Too much, you can remove it with paper toweling, too little…add more ink!

I took a moment to dry the surface, and in using a heat tool…you can also move the water and ink around for an even more artsy look! Make sure it is dried completely.

Step 2

Let’s prepare our card base and trim our watercolored layer. I cut the card base from the golden craft perfect cardstock, cut to a standard A2 size card (8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored and folded at 4 ¼”). I trimmed the watercolored layer to 4” x 5 ¼”. Set these pieces aside for now.

Step 3

Next, we will do some die cutting, I will use one of the layering spring wreath dies and these papers:

I will cut the outer shadow layer from the coral paper, and the inner layer with the insert from the golden pearlescent paper.

Then adhere the layers together.

Step 4

I will now choose a sentiment and stamp it on a piece of smooth white cardstock.

I’ll use the banner die from the kit to cut out the stamped sentiment.

I trimmed the very edge off of the banner, and cut another banner from the golden cardstock. Trim the end off of this piece, too. This is just a style choice, you can also leave the banner intact.

Layer and adhere the pieces to make a pretty drop shadow. Put aside.

Step 5

Bring card base and all other pieces back, lay them out to see where you would like to place the fluttering butterflies die.

Once you find a good spot, tape the die down, and run the watercolored topper through a die cutting machine.

Step 6

Now we can adhere our watercolored layer to our card base. By the way, the butterflies that cut out from the topper are so cute!!!

Step 7

Next, add dimensional adhesives to the back of the die cut wreath piece. Add double the thickness of dimensional adhesive to the banner die cut.

Add the floral die cut piece in the bottom left corner.

Then top with the sentiment banner.

Step 8

Finish your pretty card off with the Carnation Pink Nuvo drops.

Step 9

Let the drops dry and sit back and admire your gorgeous, juicy, Spring-inspired card!

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