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 'm slowly going through all my memory sticks & folders on hard drives called either "photos to edit" or "phone dump" and have been sorting them. I didn't realise how many I had & also how many projects I hadn't shared!

Today I'm sharing four projects made with the Tonic Studios Centre Piece Sentiments die sets. These are large sentiments that create a commanding statement on your cards.

Tonic Studios Centre Piece Sentiments by Lou Sims


Tonic Studios Centre Piece Sentiments by Lou Sims

As soon as I saw this sentiment I just knew what I wanted to do. Quickly grabbing my Tonic Studios Sammy Takes It Easy stamps & dies, (now retired), I created my background.

Tonic Studios Centre Piece Sentiments by Lou Sims

I die cut the sentiment 3 times from Pewter Grey Craft Perfect cardand an additional layer from black card. I layered the 3 grey layers on top of each other & used the black layer as my drop shadow. The sentiment was then placed on to vellum. As a final finishing touch, I added a layer of Nuvo Shimmer Gloss.

Tonic Studios Centre Piece Sentiments by Lou Sims

I then stuck the stamped, coloured & die cut images around the sentiment, using the letters as gluing points. Once dry, I added it to the centre of my card with 3D foam. All the images have been coloured with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens.


Tonic Studios Live for the Moment sentiment by Lou Sims

I have die cut the sentiment from Craft Perfect classic white card numerous times and over laid them on to my background. I did make sure that one of the sentiments was placed in the centre ready for my black card layer.

Tonic Studios Live for the Moment sentiment by Lou Sims

Using the largest heart from the Scribble Frames, (now retired) - die cut from Craft Perfect Ruby Red mirror card - I added this over the focal point. Next I cut the sentiment again from black card, layering it on top of the white layer.

Tonic Studios Live for the Moment sentiment by Lou Sims

This is a quick & easy card to make but still packs a punch for it's simplicity of design.


Tonic Studios Scribble Frames dies by Lou Sims

For this card, I wanted to show that you don't have to use Christmas stamps at Christmas! I've used the Winter Birds A5 stamp set from Tonic Studios (again retired) & am quite chuffed with how it has turned out.

Tonic Studios Scribble Frames die sets by Lou Sims

I've stamped lots of the elements, cut them out and coloured with pinks & greens. All coloured with Nuvo Creative pens & hybrid inks. A few Scribble Heart die cuts were added as a finishing touch.


Tonic Studios Centre Piece Sentiments by Lou Sims

Using the stunning Peony Bloom stamps from Tonic Studios (retired sadly), I created my background colouring with Nuvo Aqua Flow pens. Once dry, I die cut the image in to squares using layering dies. I added the outer frame to my card blank but still wanted to do something else to the inner square panel.

Tonic Studios Centre Piece Sentiments by Lou Sims

Taking the outside edge of the sentiment, I die cut this in to the background panel. Next I mounted the panel to black card adding to bottom layer with 3D foam pads. The outside sentiment was then raised higher with 3D foam pads.

Tonic Studios Centre Piece Sentiments by Lou Sims

Finally I die cut the main sentiment from white & black card layering on top of each other. This was then placed in to the sentiments frame layer. A few white splatters and my card was finished.


KarinsArtScrap said…
these are very beautiful cards Lou but the one with the red flowers is stunning
Gr Karin

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