Sandi MacIver, Paper Craft Artist -

Tonic Studios Dainty Daisies and Aqua Flow Pens

Hi there and welcome back.  Today I’m sharing more cards created with the Tonic Studios Dainty Daisies and Aqua Flow Pens as I’m the guest designer over at Tonic Studio’s blog today.

Tonic Studios Dainty Daisies and Aqua Pens

In particular I’m sharing how I created these beautiful watercolor backgrounds and all the embellishments for three cards only using four of the Aqua Flow Pens.  You know me, I like everything to match!.

I used the “Emboss Resist” technique, wherein I white heat embossed background images before I started water coloring.  The embossed portion will “resist” the ink allowing the white image to pop out.  It’s one of my favourite techniques.


Tonic Studios Dainty Daisies and Aqua flow Pens

Card #1

For the first card I pretty much used the Ink Smooshing technique (video below showing all three cards).  Then I created these exquisite overlays of daisies and leaves white heat embossed on Vellum.  I went with a bold single layer sentiment and added a sprinkling of embellishments with the Dragon Scales Dream Drops.

Tonic Studios Dainty Daisies and Aqua Flow Pens

Card #2

Is bold and beautiful and perhaps a little masculine?  By repeatedly stamping and embossing the leaf I created this eye catching wallpaper with a very faint watercolor background behind.  The Will’s Hand double cut “Enjoy” sentiment is super easy to cut and layer and the black belly band really makes it pop.

Tonic Studios Dainty Daisies and Aqua Flow Pens

Card #3

Finally, I had to use this adorable little flower cluster from the Magnificent Magnolia stamp set to create this wallpaper background.  After creating the background I went in and coloured each flower and leaf with the Aqua Flow Pens.

What I love about these pens:  no mess:  The ink/water/brush are all in one unit.  Easy to take with you for crafting on the go, and a lovely selection of colours.

Here’s a quick video showing how I created the backgrounds.  If you are reading this in an e-mail you may need to CLICK HERE to watch – or watch it in HD on my Youtube Channel here.

Thanks so much for visiting me today and I hope you enjoyed the project.  I’ve listed the products I used below.  Clicking on the image will take you directly to the product.  Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase through my link, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you so very much for your support, it helps to keep my blog and YouTube channel running and I truly appreciate it.

P.S.  if you do place an order through my affiliate links, please E-Mail Me with the date and amount along with your name and address as I would love to send you a thank you card.



for the Tonic Studios Dainty Daisies and Aqua Flow Pens Cards and the Ink Smooshing Technique:


Nuvo – Aqua Flow Pens – Summer…
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Nuvo – Aqua Flow Pens – Ocean Air – 897n
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Nuvo – Aqua Flow Pens – Water Brushes…
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Tonic Studios – Easy Clean Mat…
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Tonic Studios – Surfaces – Easy Clean…
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Tim Holtz – Glass Media Mat – 1914eUS
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Nuvo – Tools – Light Mist Spray…
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Nuvo – Dream Drops – Dragon Scales -…
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Nuvo – Adhesives – Deluxe Adhesive -…
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Nuvo – Tools – Stamp Cleaning Pad – 973n
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Nuvo – Clear Mark Embossing Pad – 101n
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Nuvo – Embossing Powder (Fine) -…
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Tim Holtz – Non-Stick Micro-Serrated…
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Tim Holtz – 8.5″ / 22cm Trimmer – 160e
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