Saturday, August 10, 2019

Tonic Studios Garden Party Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaways + 15% Off!

Hello, you guys! Today is such an exciting day because it is day two of the Tonic Studios Garden Party Release Blog Hop (View Day One of the hop Here)! If you haven't heard yet, Tonic has just released eight new stamp sets that are absolutely fantastic. There's a sentiment set with 45 different stamps, a gorgeous floral background, multiple floral sets and critters with interchangeable (and totally adorable) outfits! I've got a video for you at the end of today's post so make sure stay tuned until the end.

GIVEAWAYS & DISCOUNTS!

For this hop Tonic Studios is generously gifting a $25 USD or 25 pound gift certificate (depending on your market) to one lucky commenter on every blog in this hop! So, please leave me a comment below and just keep commenting throughout the hop to increase your chances of winning! In addition, guess what I have for you... Yep, an epic discount! If you're interested in doing a little shopping please use these links for an automatic 15% Discount off of your purchase (Craft kits and Gift cards are the only exclusions)!



PEONY BLOOM & CELEBRATE SENTIMENTS

For my first card I decided to use the gorgous Peony Bloom stamp set. I heat embossed it in silver on watercolor cardstock. 
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Then I used my Nuvo Aquaflow Pens and a paint brush to watercolor the floral images and leaves. I love the combination of blues and pinks (which can make the most stunning purples) so that's what I decided to do here. I added some yellows and oranges to the center of the flower and a light shade of yellow to the tips of the petals. I will link to the sets that I've used at the bottom of my post but the exact colors that I've used are...
  • Flower: 900, 904n, 911, 918, 925, 926
  • Leaves: 904n, 927, 935

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After my watercoloring dried I fussy cut it out and adhered it with foam adhesive to a black background that had been brushed and splattered with Pure Platinum Embellishment Mousse. The camera didn't pick up the sheen but the background of this card has a nice, subtle shimmer to it. I heat embossed the sentiment in white. Seriously, this sentiment is one of the nicest things you can say to somebody and I love it!
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To finish the card off I added some gorgeous Dream Drops in Indigo Eclipse. These drops dried with a pearlescent, purplish hue and were the perfect final touch for this card.
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CELEBRATE FRIENDSHIP & CELEBRATE SENTIMENTS

For my second card I wanted to showcase some of the adorable new critter stamps. All of the stamps on this card (except for the sentiment) come from the Celebrate Friendship set. This is just one of three new stamp sets that feature fun animals. These sets coordinate and the sizes are matched perfectly which means you can mix and match the sets and swap all of the outfits around between the animals! These sets are also fantastic for scene building!
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I started this card by using my Tonic Stamping Platform and some masking paper to build my scene.  I used the Nuvo Black Shadow ink as it's safe to use with alchohol markers. It works well with watercolors as well so if you're looking for a great hybrid ink-this is it! If you're curious about how to build a scene and get the most out of your stamps please watch the video below as I share how to do this.
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I used my Nuvo Alcohol Markers (and a few Nuvo pencils) to color my card. The cow is so cute in her purple heart dress! But, there are so many clothes to choose from that I could easily have made this cow a boy too. 
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After coloring my card I put it back into my stamping platform and used it get my sentiment lined up straight. I stamped it in the Black Shadow ink and that finished off my card.
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If you would like to see how I made this card from start to finish here's a video for you:





That's all for today you guys. Thank you so much for joining us for this hop. You will be continuing on to see what the talented Zina Redo has to share with us today. Remember to leave a comment below to enter to win a gift certificate from Tonic Studios. I'm also linking to all of the products that I've used today (below the list of hoppers) so that you can check them out if you'd like. If you end up shopping remember to use the discount links I shared at the top of my post. If you prefer to use the links I'm sharing below then use code: CARDBOMB15 to make sure that you get your discount. 

Have an amazing day you guys!
Maria





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45 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards. I really love that background on the first, and it sets the flower off beautifully.

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  2. Your cow is adorable, your flower is gorgeous, but I seriously love your treatment on the background of the floral card. That Embellishment Mousse is beautiful, I am going to try that technique, because I would love to see that shimmer IRL. I bet it's stunning!

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  3. Love your cards! I'm not sure I have the patience for the one layer card.

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  4. Stunning cards, particularly love the peony card, beautiful colouring

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  5. Beautiful colors in the flower. when
    it is pictured laying down it looks
    like it could be plucked off the card
    and put in a vase of water. Love the
    farm critters. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Beautiful cards. I can't wait to see if I can do this.

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  7. I love your coloring on the peonies!!

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  8. I love the electric colors on the Peony image!

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  9. The peony card is beautiful and cow card and sentiment are adorable n

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  10. I love how big the blooms are in the set you used for the first card! Super cute scene card you made with the cow :-)

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  11. Love the silver embossing on the Peony card as it really highlights all the details of the stamp and your coloring. Just beautiful. The cow card and sentiment are adorable and love the scene you built.

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  12. I like how the peony flower stands out of the dark background. Love the greens of the leaves

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  13. Thanks for the video for showing your blending technique. Great cards!

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  14. You've shared two lovely cards with these new products, thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Love the peony’s and the colour combinations.

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  16. The unusual look of the first card is stunning!

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  17. Your flower card is stunning! Adorable cow card, love the scene!

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  18. Stunning background for the flower and I LOVE THE CRITTER SCENE!

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  19. Beautiful cards! I am in love with the first one - the watercoloring is gorgeous!

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  20. Beautiful peony card and a sweet garden scene! Awesome cards!

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  21. The flower is really beautiful. I love Peonies, but can't grow them where I live, so they are extra special.

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  22. The white swiping on the edges of the card looks very cool.

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  23. Stunning colours this big floral stamp set is gorgeous love peonies

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  24. Love the Peony Bloom card! Colors are so striking against the black background.

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  25. Your flower card is absolutely gorgeous! You do such amazing work.

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  26. Beautiful cards! Love the flower on the black background, it stands out so well that way. And love the cow on your other card, so cute!

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  27. Gorgeous peony card!

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  28. The background on both designs are beautiful, the first really shows the peony off beautifully. Do love the fun on the second design x

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  29. FABULOUS cards!
    LOVE your CUTE cow and WONDERFUL scene - WOW - LOVE your STUNNING peony too, such a BOLD and BEAUTIFUL design!
    THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING :)

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  30. Oh, love the floral with the black background. Stunning.

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  31. Both cards are are gorgeous.. thanks for the video tutorial..

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  32. Gorgeous cards! The first one has a very striking design, the second one is adorable :-)

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  33. Love both of the cards but that first one is stunning. Good work!

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  34. Beautiful first card!
    Love the black background
    with the colorful flower.
    Cute second card.
    Carla from Utah

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  35. I really like the dark background for your bright flower! And the little critter card is so cute

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  36. WOW !! Love your cards. The peony flower is stunning on the dark background, and the little cow card is absolutely darling. :)

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  37. I like the bold dark colors on your flower card.

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  38. Cute farm yard scene and I like how pretty the flower is against the dark background.

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  39. The colored flower again the black background is striking.

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  40. Your peony is simply stunning!! Wow!! It's gorgeous!! I love those purples on the black! The farm scene is an adorable design. Your coloring is awesome!! Great job on both!!

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  41. The Peony card is stunning, gorgeous colors. Love the cute cow card, these critters are such fun.

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  42. I really can't wait receiving those stamp-sets. Your coloring seems so easy thank you very much for your Tutorial.

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  43. Such a different color combo, looks stunning.
    Love the second card too, lovely scene building.

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  44. Marisela Delgado said: awesome cow. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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