Thursday 24 March 2016

Tonic Studios | Floral card using Nuvo Crystal drops and floral dies

Last week I had the chance to play with the Nuvo Crystal Drops from Tonic in preparation for the shows at Create and Craft USA. And I will be honest, I was truly surprised at how good and versatile these are. You see, I have used some similar products in the past, but I have never achieved a good result. With these, straight out of the bottle, bam, perfect 3d dome effects every time!

But making beautifully domed embellishments is not the only thing you can make with them, you can actually use them as paints. In fact all the colour elements of this card have had the Nuvo drops treatment over them.

The obvious use for the Nuvo Crystal drops is to add three dimensional dome like dots, perfect for the centres of the flowers. Here I used Ivory Seashell that creates perfect pearls of practically any size you would want! (I would say that 1cm or 1/2" in diameter is about as big as I would go.)

But I also used the Nuvo Drops to colour in the die cut flowers, which were die cut out of plain white card using the Entwining Trellis Buttercup and Daisy set. I used Violet Galaxy for the flowers and Bottle Green for the inside bits. I used a make up sponge I dabb small amounts of the Bottle Green Nuvo Drop making sure that I blended it nicely all over the card.

The green circle was die cut out of a green card, but the shade was wrong for the green on the flowers that I already done. Using the Bottle Green Nuvo Drop i covered the whole area.
You can see the beautiful pearlescent sheen through out, thanks to the fact that both the Violet and the Green are pearlescent drops.

The Cherish the moment is part of the Sew Pretty  Cherish the Moment Rectangle Frame
 and the circle of the Have a Beautiful Day Circle Sew pretty set.

If you like to put pearls and enamel stickers, you should give the Nuvo Drops a try!

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