Friday, November 20, 2020

VIDEO: Tonic Studios Stamp Club- Happy Hibiscus Release!

Hello everybody and welcome to this month's Stamp Club launch from Tonic Studios! This month's release is called Happy Hibiscus. The release is a large, 6" x 8" stamp and die bundle that includes gorgeous, tropical themed stamps, lovely sentiments and a die set that is packed full of useful dies (including stitched square and rectangle dies!). The stamp and die will only be sold as a bundle and there is limited stock so get yours while they're still available because once they sell out they are gone for good! To see all the details of the release you can head over to Tonic Studios (Tonic UK)! We also have an amazing GIVEAWAY for you today too (details at the bottom of my post).

The main stamp in this Happy Hibiscus release is a large, background stamp which can obviously be used as a background stamp. The big surprise of this release is that this background stamp is actually a 3 in 1 concept! When you use the coordinating dies with this stamp you can cut it into two pieces: a floral frame and a floral bouquet. This means that you can use this one stamp as a background stamp, a frame, or a centerpiece. In my first card I will show you what it looks like when used as a background. I also have cards showcasing the floral frame and bouquet later in this post (there's a VIDEO too!).

For my first card I stamped the background stamp in Black Shadow ink onto watercolor cardstock using my Misti. Then, I watercolored it using my Nuvo Aquaflow pens. To add extra shading I also used some watercolors pencils (used as pencils, no water) and a sharpie.
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I heat embossed my sentiments onto black cardstock and adhered them to my card with foam adhesive.
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To finish my card off I added some highlights with white gel pen and some Silver Rain sequins.
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Now that you've seen the main stamp, here's a look at what the whole Happy Hibiscus stamp set looks like. In addition to the background stamp there are also floral borders, a floral heart and some great sentiments in lovely fonts.
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The die set has a coordinating die for every image in the stamp set. It also has two word dies that have background halos for layering and 7 different stitched square and rectangle dies. These stitched are particularly cool because they stitch both the positive and negative pieces of the paper that you die cut. 
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Here's a video I made to show everything included in this Happy Hibiscus bundle as well many cards and projects that I've made.
If you're having trouble viewing this video click HERE.

I've already shown you what the background stamp looks like when you use it as one piece so now let's take a look at what happens when you use the coordinating dies to cut it apart. For my next card I heat embossed the background stamp in silver embossing powder on watercolor paper. I selected a rainbow of Nuvo Aquaflow pens and watercolor washed the whole panel (see below for video) in color.
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There are two dies in the set that cut this large image into two pieces. One die fits tightly to the outer floral frame. The other die fits tightly to the inside to cut out the floral bouquet. These must be cut out separately as the dies would overlap. First I cut out the floral frame and cut that piece down to 4.25" x 5.5". Then, I cut out the center piece and set it aside. I did a pale watercolor wash on another piece of watercolor paper and stamped, "It's your day!" on it. 
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Next, I adhered the floral frame to the watercolored piece with foam adhesive. I used the Happy Birthday dies to cut my main sentiment out of holographic paper with a black background. I popped that up on foam tape too. The final detail was to add some sparkly splatters with my glitter gloss pen and then to add some sequins.
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For my last card I used the floral bouquet from the center of the image. I layered it on top of a stenciled piece of cardstock and cut off the pieces that were hanging off of the edges.
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I layered that piece on top of some silver striped cardstock just to make it a little fancy. You can see the silver cardstock again behind the "For You" sentiment. If you watch the video below I have some die cutting tips as well as a great tip for easily lining these word dies up with the background AND how to do it without using glue!
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After adhering my sentiment dies to my card with foam tape I adhered the whole front panel to a gray card face which was already attached to an A2 sized card base. 
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Here's that video I promised you. It shares how I made both my second and third cards today. It also has a great tip for perfect die cutting every time as well as a tip on how to easily align your word dies and to do it without glue!

  
If you're having trouble viewing this video click HERE.

Ok, that's all for me today you guys but before I go I've got tell you about a fantastic giveaway from Tonic Studios!

GIVEAWAY!!
Tonic Studios will be giving one lucky winner this Happy Hibiscus release AND a $50 gift card to spend at Tonic Studios ( £50 if you're in the UK!)! That is such a fantastic giveaway and someone is going to be so happy! To enter the giveaway you need to comment on every blog in this blog hop (the list of blog hoppers is down below). Get your comments in by 11:59 pm PST on November 25th, 2020. The winner will be announced on the Tonic Studios Instagram and Facebook accounts on November 27th, 2020 (so make sure you're following the Tonic Studios social media accounts). Good luck to you all!


Ok, the blog hop list is below (or just head over to Seeka's blog right now). I've also linked most of the products that I've used today in case you'd like to check anything out. 

Have an awesome day (or evening if you're on the other side of the Earth from me)! Bye for now.

Maria.


BLOG HOP LIST:

Amber Rain Davis

Channin Pelletier

Daniel West

Emily Midgett

Jen Kray

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Taylor

Lydia Fiedler

Maria Willis: You are here.

Seeka: Next.


PRODUCT SUPPLY LIST:


29 comments:

  1. OH MY GOSH, your color combos are so pretty. The first card really stands out to me. It is so exotic and GORGEOUS!!

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  2. Ok, I’m stunned. You are amazing! This set is a must have!!!!!!!!

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  3. Lovely cards with an amazing coloring technique with the black shadowing! Second card is dreamy delicious! Happy Holidays!

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  4. Absolutely stunning projects Maria! Congratulations on another amazing Stamp Club launch.

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  5. Gorgeous card. The blue background
    pops the other colors off the card.
    thanks for the videos with your
    other cards. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. LOVE THE COLORS!!! The first card is gorgeous!!! I could look at that card all day!!

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  7. Amazing bundle and such beautiful cards! The rainbow card is my personal fave. :)

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  8. These are AMAZING! I LOVE your coloring and all the bright colors!

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  9. Amazing colors! Beautiful cards.

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  10. Wow you have been busy... Love all the cards and tags.... and the happy colors sooo pretty

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  11. Marisela Delgado said: Such gorgeous cards and colors! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  12. Beautiful designs and such interesting techniques! What a great way to create a card more quickly, but not less lovely! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

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  13. Wow.. these all are amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. All of your cards looks great, but I LOVE the look of the first one. It really packs a bright punch and looks AH-MAZING!

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  15. So many beautiful cards. I love all of them and appreciate that you showed how many ways this set can be used.

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  16. your cards are stunning - LOVE the coloring

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  17. Wow so many beautiful card's. Love 💟

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  18. Wow these cards are so beautiful how you made them and the colors are just stunning

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  19. Really beautiful cards and love the layout you created on the last one.

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  20. What a wonderful set of cards, Maria! This truly shows clever ways to make the most of this super tropical set!!! Love the first with the tropical feel and the rainbow look! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care! :)

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  21. Great set of cards with this awesome set!

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  22. Gorgeous cards with such beautiful coloring! I love these pretty floral designs!

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  23. Amazing coloring! :) Love your cards.

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  24. Wow! I love every one of your cards. I think you made the most of all of the products. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful ideas.

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  25. I love the watercolor wash frame card. So easy to make and so beautiful.

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    1. I forgot to thank you for the excellent die cutting techniques! The acetate piece can be kept with the dies for future use. And, keeping the die cut in the die will prevent the wonky looking sentiments that cause me frustration.

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  26. This is such a pretty and versatile bundle. I can't wait till mine arrives. Your colors are stunning. I especially like the birthday card where you used the outer part of the stamp with a water color wash and added just a touch of bling

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  27. What a gorgeous mix of cards! Love your watercoloring!

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