Neat & Tangled / Tonic Collaboration - Day 2

Hi Friends!  Welcome back for Day 2 of our collaboration with Tonic USA!  Each day this week we will be 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.

Today Kay and Danielle are sharing with us. 

First we have Kay:

My card today uses the Magical Day stamp set and dies and the So Many Sentiments stamp set from Neat and Tangled, along with some beautiful Pink Opal Glimmer Paste from Tonic Studios!

This is my first time using the Glimmer Paste and let me tell you, I want to run out and buy one of every color now! That stuff is so fun! I also had the pleasure of using the Tim Holtz Stamping Platform for the first time. I love it!


I used the Geometric Blooms stencil and spread the Pink Opal Glimmer paste over the top of it to create this sparkly pretty background for my unicorn.


I colored the unicorn with Copic Markers and cut it out with the coordinating die. I stamped the sentiment from So Many Sentiments stamp set onto black card stock. It was heat embossed with white, then cut out with the banner die from Scalloped Dies.  I adhered the unicorn and the sentiment with foam tape to the beautiful sparkly Glimmer pasted background!


Really such a fun and easy way to fancy up a card! I'm hooked! :)

Next up is Danielle:

Hello friends! I am absolutely obsessed with the Nuvo Jewel Drops - these dry with a translucent finish which are gorgeous! I typically use them to create droplet like embellishments on my cards, but I wanted to do something different for today!

I took out my Geometric Circles stencil and placed it over my card front. I squirted three pretty big blobs of Nuvo Jewel drops (in Limoncello, Pale Periwinkle, and Rose Water) around the middle of the stencil, and used a plastic card to scrape it across the stencil to make it smooth. I didn't worry about neatly covering the whole front, as I wanted a more free form look to the pattern. I also didn't worry about the colors mixing, as I was hoping they would blend together a bit. You can see the results below!

I love how soft and lovely this turned out!  I then finished it off with some sentiments from the So Many Sentiments stamp set. 

Because of how the Nuvo Jewel Drops are designed, they dry with the most dreamy translucent, shiny finish!

I hope this inspires you to use your products in new ways!

52 comments

  1. I love all the shimmer on the unicorn card! And the sentiments on card 2 are just perfect!

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  2. I love the sparkle of the unicorn card and I LOVE the idea with the NUVO drops! Have never thought of that and is now a technique I will use!

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  3. Beautiful cards! Love the shimmery look to the Glimmer Pastes! And the soft colors of the Jewel Drops are lovely!

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  4. Two very different cards and both of them are stunning. I love the bright colors on the unicorn card and the soft, subtle colors on the second one are really lovely.

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  5. Wow..the glimmer paste background adds to the magical look of card and the nuvo paste bg is so dreamy !

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  6. Love the great background ideas.

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  7. Lovely cards! I had not thought to use Nuvo Drops like that - thanks for the great idea. Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  8. The unicorn is standing so proud -
    he has a beautiful background
    showing him off.
    thanks for sharing some great
    cards. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Beautiful cards! I've never thought of using Nuvo Drops with a stencil but now I can't wait to try this out.

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  10. Oh, wow, both cards are amazing! The backgrounds are definitely swoon-worthy! I would have never thought to use the drops over a stencil, and I can't wait to try it!

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  11. Love the shimmer!! Both cards are lovely!

    [hmnelson15{at}frontier{dot}com]

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  12. Oh my, the shimmer in the Kay's Glimmer Paste background is gorgeous ... so magical with that wonderful unicorn! Such cool use of Nuvo Drops, Danielle ... soft, subtle, soothing ... that background really allows the sentiment to shine! Anita :)

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  13. Wow - that pink-a-licious glitter background on the first card - gorgeous! And I, like most other folks commenting, would not have thought to try the drops over a stencil! Look out world... :)

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  14. Wow! I love both the stencilled backgrounds of these cards - the shimmer of the first is beautiful and the glossy pastels of the second are so pretty!

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  15. Fabulous projects!!! So much fun and inspiration!!!

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  16. Wonderful stenciled backgrounds, great cards!

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  17. Mmmm! That pink opal glimmer paste!! Is it crazy that I want to do some shoes and my nails in it! I never would have thought to use the jewel drops on a stencil. How cool is that look?!! Gotta try it!

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  18. Love all the glitzy goodness with these Tonic products. I often spread White Blizzard Glitter drops with my finger over ephemera pieces to add sparkle, so I'm loving these techniques.

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  19. such pretty cards and clever use of the nuvo drops

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  20. Oh, I love how you used the nuvo drops across your back ground.. Totally going to try that!

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  21. I have never thought to use Nuvo drops for a background-it looks amazing. I love the shimmery glittery goodness of the paste too. Amazing cards ladies.

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  22. I have never used glimmer before. It looks just perfect on this card. I like how you kept the fur all sorts of shades of pink. I have only tried rainbow. NICE

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  23. FAbulous. Love your products together.

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  24. Oh, I just love the pink sparkly glimmer paste! What a neat background for that fun unicorn.

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  25. Love the sparkle on Kay's card (& the color is so rich!).
    And Danielle's card is gorgeous. The shine of the Nuvo
    Jewel Drops is just fabulous.

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  26. Love this collaboration! These projects are simply fabulous!!! ♥

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  27. Oh no, I seriously think I need some of that glimmer paste! All the sparkle and color is just gorgeous...and that unicorn card is adorable!

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  28. FTR, I love both cards. You want to make me use my stencils again (so goal achieved!).

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  29. Both cards are awesome! Fantastically sweet and sparkly. And, how clever to use Nuvo drops on a stencil - never thought of that.

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  30. Love your innovative use of Nuvo Drops! So beautiful! The unicorn card is adorable. Love the glimmer!!!

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  31. Wow! Gorgeous cards!! The unicorn one is just super vibrant, shimmery and stunning!! <3

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  32. Oh my! These cards are both gorgeous! The glitter paste provides the perfect backdrop for the lovely unicorn and I absolutely love the way the nuvo drops were used!

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  33. More sparkly glimmer paste and eeek...what a cute unicorn! I have two little girls who are unicorn-crazy so this one really caught my eye!

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  34. Wow, I am going to buy some Nuvo today :) These cards are great! Cannot put into words how gorgeous they are.

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  35. Two lovely projects! Using the Nuvo Drops with stencils is brilliant! Thank you for great inspiration.

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  36. WOW, Kay's card is absolutely perfect - pink, glitter and unicorns, what more does a girl need? ;-) I would have never thought to use Nuvo drops through a stencil, but I am loving the result, so I'll definitely have to give that a try! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  37. Wow! What stunning cards! I just love the wonderful stencil which is highlighted so well with the beautiful effects of the Nuvo products. I can't wait to try them myself! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

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  38. wow! love the cards!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  39. Wow!!! Two beautiful cards!!! I love unicorns and Kay's card is really cuuuteeee!!!

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  40. Kay's Glimmer Paste background is gorgeous; perfectly magical for her proud unicorn! The use of the Nuvo Drops is pure genius...innovative and top-notch stunning! I may have to add an assortment of these to my collection after seeing their versatility beyond being droplets! WOW!
    ~carol

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  41. Kay, I love that glimmer paste! It's perfect for your card! Danielle, I love your idea - I would have never thought to use the Nuvo Drops that way!

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  42. I absolutely must have the sentiment and unicorn sets, love love love and the the simplicity on the other card, so very beautiful and full of meaning, inspiring.

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  43. Wow, that is one fun and vibrant sparkly background behind the unicorn and I love the idea of using the Nuvo drops through a stencil! The background looks amazing!

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  44. The Unicorn on glimmer background is real fairytale!

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  45. Lovely cards and
    the Unicorn card
    is gorgeous!
    Carla from Utah

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  46. These are beautiful! I love the looks with the stencil background!

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  47. Oh my goodness ! How wonderful is this unicorn !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  48. Gorgeous looks created on these cards...so pretty.

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