Neat & Tangled / Tonic Collaboration - Day 5

Can you believe we are already at the end of our week-long collaboration with Tonic USA?  All week we have been sharing projects featuring N&T and Tonic products on both the Neat & Tangled and Tonic USA blogs, there are also two big prizes to be won.

Here at Neat & Tangled we'll be selecting one lucky comment from our collaboration blog posts to receive a $75 credit to spend at Tonic. AND, Tonic will select a commenter from their blog to win a $75 credit to the Neat & Tangled store.  We'll announce the winner on Monday, so you still have time to get your comments in.

Today, Daria and Keeway are sharing with us.  First we have Daria:

Hello Dear Friends, happy to join this fun collaboration today, and to see you here. 


I've wanted to try out gilding flakes for some time. SO, when I've got a chance, I came up with to backgrounds and two cards.


I free painted a heart for one and just scribbled for another one with a Nuvo Glue Pen. Combined with Gilding Flakes in Gold they became a perfect background for my projects. You probably know how much I love gold accents...


Look at all the shine...


I used the Geometric Circles cover plate to make two flowers for one, and I used just a part of the die-cut cover plate for the other. Love from the Love Notes die took a central part as a sentiment.


Next is Keeway:


Hi! Its Keeway and I made a fun AWESOME card for our collaboration with Tonic Studios. I personally use several of Tonic products including their embossing paste, embossing powders, and their stamping platform in so many of my projects frequently, but this is my first time trying out the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and I have to say I absolutely LOVE it!


I knew that I wanted to use something out of our stencil collection, so I picked one of my all-time favorites, the Geometric Blooms, to work with. I started my project by blending a bright and warm background with Candied Apple and Spiced Marmalade oxide inks. Then, I laid my stencil on top of my blended background and spread the Mother of Pearl mousse with a palette knife. I made sure the mousse filled out the open areas from the bottom but gradually lessened the amount the mouse as I worked upwards. 


The mousse was so easy to work with! The hardest part was letting it sit and dry since I was so eager to complete the project. But, I was patient, and I came back to my project in less than 30 min. For my sentiment I heat embossed a sentiment picked out of the So Many Sentiments stamp set in white onto a peach/pink card stock I found in my scrapbox. Then I replaced the word 'awesome' in the sentiment with the large die cut 'Awesome'. I die cut the word 4 times, and the backing once out of red card stock. The strong colors really bring out the word even with such a shiny and bright background. Hope you have an awesome day!

And that's a wrap!  We really hope you enjoyed this collaboration, our designers definitely did!  Remember you have through the weekend to leave comments on this week's posts to be entered to win a $75 credit to the Tonic store.  Don't forget to leave comments on the Tonic USA blog too to be entered to win the $75 credit to the N&T store.  

44 comments

  1. Love love the colors combo on both cards, I really like this collaboration both the stamps and Tonic products are well presented :)

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  2. I'm borrowing phrases from both designers' cards as my response: LOVE your AWESOME cards! The shimmer of the gilding flakes on Daria's...the pretty palette of Keeway's enhanced with the mousse...simply stunning, both!
    ~carol

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  3. I love the artsy designs of these beautiful cards.

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  4. Some lovely and clever designs here, I love all the sparkle and shine! Thanks so much for sharing so much lovely inspiration!

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  5. Beautiful cards! The guilding flakes card is amazing and the mouse card is Beautiful!

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  6. Wow beautiful cards! I love the gold on the cards!

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  7. Fantastic cards Keeway and Daria! So many great techniques to try!

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  8. Those are beautiful and so creative!

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  9. Wow! Wow! Wow! All these cards are simply gorgeous!!! Great colouring technique!!!

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  10. Such creative cards, love them all!

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  11. The gold in the background looks very cool. Very old world cool. Nice

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  12. These are FABULOUS!!! Always love the inspiration here ♥

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  13. What a gorgeous finale ... the gilding flakes on Daria's cards are stunning ... and the soft sponged colours with the Mother of Pearl shimmer in Keeway's stencilling is just luscious! Thanks for a great week! Anita :)

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  14. Beautiful cards! I love the textures and dimension! Great mix of products with this collaboration!

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  15. Love all the gold gilding, so elegant and the pearly shine from the the embellishment mousse is so pretty! Thanks for a fab week ladies!

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  16. Super beautiful and elegant cards! Love the gold :)

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  17. Gorgeous and stunning. Love the combination of the sentiment with the gold background. The mousse and Awesome card is fabulous. I love the colors Keeway selected.

    [hmnelson15{at}frontier{dot}com]

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  18. Wonderful projects! Love all that gold shine. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  19. I can see a rooster's head in the heart.
    Thought it was fun. Love the shading
    on Keeway's card. Fantastic projects.
    thanks for sharing.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Beautiful cards, I don't use my gilding flakes enough.

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  21. Another pair of fabulous projects. Love the effects of the mousse and the gilding flakes.

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  22. Wonderful cards. I like the use of gilding flakes on the Love cards and the mousse on the Awesome card.

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  23. Great projects...so unique and I love the shimmer and shine!

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  24. Gorgeous cards! I love the free-form heart with the gilding flakes! The last card using the mother of pearl mousse has such a beautiful sheen on the colorful background! I would love to try some of these products!

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  25. Great projects...so unique and I love the shimmer and shine!

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  26. Love the cards. They are awesome.

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  27. Marrying these products is a match made in heaven.

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  28. Lovely cards! Wonderful showcasing of the Tonic products!

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  29. Daria's cards are so beautiful with the gilded backgrounds, and Keeway's card is making me want to try the Mousse too!

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  30. Terrific cards. They all have an artistic and graphic quality - so pretty!

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  31. Gorgeous cards! Especially with golden accents!

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  32. These are beautiful and the metallic is just stunning.

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  33. Lovely cards
    and the metallic
    adds a dash of
    sparkle!
    Carla from Utah

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  34. Those gold gilding flakes add a beautiful bit of sparkle and shine to this gorgeous card!

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  35. I am loving the gold and sequins for a bit of glitz!

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  36. I love the unique look of Daria’s cards !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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