Skip to main content

Colouring die cuts - Tonic Studios Oasis of Roses sleeve die

Hi everyone. It's been a wee while but I've been beavering away in the background on lots of new stamping projects and they are quite "spooktacular" even if I say so myself. All will be revealed here on my blog on Monday, so I'd love it if you'd pop over and see what crafty fun I've been having.

Today I'm sharing a card that I have coloured with my Nuvo Creative pens but it's not an image but a die cut ...! If you didn't know, I love to cut the majority of my die cuts in white card and then add my own colour to them. It started because a wee while back I had a project in mind but couldn't then find the right shade of card that I wanted to use. The project I am sharing today is the Oasis of Roses sleeve die from Tonic Studios ...

At the bottom of this post, is a 15% discount code to be used in the Tonic Studios shop(s) ...

I began by creating a tent fold card as I felt it was the best way to show off the wonderful die cut. I have cut out the backing plate twice, adding the detail to one of the layers. Both were stuck together and next I grabbed my Nuvo Creative markers and began colouring up a storm.

My sentiment is from the Memory Book Range called "Photos & Filmstrip" which has been cut in to black card, next created a pennant design and then stapled to white card. To tie in the colours, I have twisted Craft Perfect Mauve Purple bakers twine around the sentiment and then added to my card with 3D foam pads.

My final finishing touch was to add some Nuvo sequins in Periwinkle Blue & Diamond over the image plus a few flower centres using Nuvo glitter accents Candy Kisses.

Do you colour your die cuts? If you do, what is your preferred method? I'd love to swap ideas and also try something new, so leave a comment below sharing your ideas and tips.

Enjoy a  15% discount off your order in Tonic Studios. Discount applies automatically at the checkout when you click on the links below:

               15% off Tonic UK shop             15% off Tonic US store
                                        (Does not apply to Tonic Craft Kits)

Many thanks for popping over; I really appreciate each and every visit,

x x x


I’m listing the products I used below to create my project. Click on the shop link/logo or photo to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support.

I'd like to enter my card in to the following challenges:


Popular posts from this blog

Underwater Artist Art Journal Page using Marlene's World Collection from Studio Light

I treated myself a long while ago to the fabulous Marlene's World Collection from Studio Light and sadly have to report that it has stayed hidden in a folder since then. Finally, I had some precious "me time" and decided to get the collection and have a play around with a few of the stamps plus collage/paper piece s. It was the sentiment that really "sang to me" 😍 but not like a Sea Siren does ...! A full "how I did it" is below & also a full list of supplies at the bottom of the post.

Legacy Keep Dies from Tonic Studios to make an album page.

Hi everyone. Have you been enjoying Tonic Studios 17th birthday celebrations on Hochanda? Oh my goodness, so many wonderful die collections and Nuvo products to choose from, each as much fun to 'play' with ... oh yes they are, trust me 😏😍😉 This weekend, Jodie is launching a set of dies called 'Legacy Keeper' which are part of the Memory Book range. For my first project share using these dies, I have used them to create an album page for this album - made using Memory Book 2  ...   The front is decorated with the new Treasured Tome A4 embossing folder creating an embossed acetate layer on top. Gotta go off topic here and say did you see Jodie & Janice trying to pronounce the embossing folders name? So very funny ...! Okay, back to the album ... I often create an acetate layer to act as a protective cover to the front of my albums especially if you have a photograph on the front.

Learning to photograph my craft projects featuring Text(ures) stamps by Lou Collins

Do you know what I find the hardest about blogging and sharing on social media? Taking clear, good photographs. It really is a daily struggle & some days, the struggle can be monumental when doing photography editing.   Recently I’ve been following a few wonderful artists & a few companies, who above being creative, also share their hints and tips about how to get the best shots to show case the project you may have spent hours making.   My subject for this post is the card below …