Friday, January 29, 2021

Tonic Studios Stamp Club Release, VIDEO and Giveaway: Backgrounds & Borders!

Hi everybody and welcome to the newest Tonic Studios Stamp Club release: Backgrounds & Borders! This month's release is a really fun one and can be used to create so many different backgrounds using both the stamps and dies. It can also be used to make abstract or modern art. The die set has quite a few uses as well but the most obvious is to create sentiments with the large word dies. Before I get deep into this post I want to let you know that there is a GIVEAWAY and the details are at the bottom of my post.

I've also made a VIDEO for you because I think that might be easier to show many of the different ways that you can use this bundle. Click HERE to watch my video. I do want to let you know that once this bundle sells out it is gone for good. So, if you think you might want to add it to your stash I'd recommend picking yours up quickly. Here are links for that:


I made about a bazillion cards so I'm going to keep my descriptions brief today because I also share all of these cards in the video and explain the techniques that I used. 
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Here's that video I've been talking about...
 
If you're having trouble viewing this video please click HERE to watch it.


This first card was made by die cutting an ink blended background with one of the the die cutting plates. I layered that on top of textured, silver cardstock.
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Next, I added my stamped and die cut sentiments. 

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For this next card I stamped the background out using white ink. The amazing thing about this stamp set is that each patterned stamp strip is designed so that you can stamp it, move your cardstock one inch and stamp again. These stamps also line up from end to end so that you can stamp large areas seamlessly.
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I stamped part of sentiment onto my card.
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Then finished it off by adding the "Smile" sentiment which I created from the letters of the dies in the set.
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This next card was stamped with the hexagon chain stamp in gray ink.
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Then, I filled in the hexagons in by stamping repeatedly with the solid hexagon stamps.
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I finished the card off by using the negative piece of the die cut and backing it with a lighter color of cardstock.
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On my next card I ink-blended a cardstock panel and then stamped the whole background with clear embossing ink. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
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Then, I cut the "hugs" sentiment out nine times. I glued three sets together, three times so that I had three thick die cuts to use.
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I glued the dies to my card with liquid glue.
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I started my next card by clear embossing my background onto watercolor paper. 
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I watercolored the background using my Nuvo Aquaflow pens. Then, I cut "miss you" out of the panel and saved those letters for my next card.
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I die cut the same sentiment in black and inlaid it into my background panel. I added some black rhinestones and that was it.
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My next card has more of a mixed media look. I ink blended the background in oranges. Then I splattered with shimmer and color and stamped on it in both gray and gold embossing.
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I cut extra die cuts in white and then glued them onto the back of the Miss You dies from my previous card.
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I glued those stacked dies onto my card to finish it off.
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This next card was made using dies only.
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I cut the hexagon strip die in mulitple shades of blues, blue-greens and gray. Then I nested them together to build my background.
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I added gold foil hexagons and sentiments.
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This card was made using the exact same technique but different colors.
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I used glittery silver cardstock for embellishement.
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And, added the bold sentiment in white.
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These stamps can also be stamped randomly to create fun designs. I started this card by watercoloring the background with Nuvo aquaflow pens.
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Then I heat embossed my stamps in black randomly on top of the color.
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I added a sentiment from the Happy Mail stamp set on gray cardstock.
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I went for more of a modern art look with my next card. I masked off a circle and then stamped some lines randomly inside.
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I used those lines as guides for watercoloring.
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Last, I added my heat embossed sentiment.
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This is a shaker card that I created using the negative piece of one my die cuts.
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The background was created using the stripe stamps arranged on a diagonal.
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Inside of the shaker I added glitter, stars and some sequins.
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This card was made by repeatedly stamping the background in rainbow colors.
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Then, I mounted the stamped background on black and popped that up on a white cardbase.
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Finally, I added the die cut sentiment.
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My last card is a slimline card. I watercolored the background panel.
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Then I stamped the stripey circle stamps and heat embossed them in white. 
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I used the negative pieces of my die cuts to add the sentiment. The final touch was adding some hearts that I die cut from the Party Animals die set.
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That's all for today you guys! Thanks so much for stopping by and remember to comment below to enter into our giveaway! If you're interested in any of the products that I used today you can check them out below.

Have a great day!

Maria



GIVEAWAY:
One lucky winner will win a £50/$50 Giftcard to Tonic Studios and the Backgrounds & Borders Bundle!
To enter comment on every blog in the hop by 11:59pm PST on February 3, 2021/ 7:59am GST on Feb. 4, 2021
Winner will be announced on February 5th, 2021 on IG and FB so make sure you're following all Tonic accounts!



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68 comments:

  1. Very pretty. These backgrounds are so versatile. Sweet! πŸ’™

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  2. So much inspiration! You make these backgrounds look so fun and easy!

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  3. Your cards did, indeed, put a smile on my face

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  4. they are all great but I love the rainbowcolors so much

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  5. Amazing how many terrific cards you have made using the one die/stamp bundle! Hats off to you!

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  6. The layered work is a great idea, So easy. I also like how you used both the positive and negative from the dies.

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  7. OK....you've sold me....I just ordered!!!

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  8. Incredible cards! The versatility of this set is amazing. I love all of your cards and am hard pressed to pick a favorite.

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  9. I love the variety of all your cards and from just the one set. That’s a true artist!

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  10. WOW! So many cards! You have demonstrated that this is definitely a must-have set!

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  11. I really like the variety of cards you created but the orange watercolor with the black embossed elements really caught my eye. Great for a male card, which I always struggle with. This Tonic set really is a winner. So versatile.

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  12. Amazing stamp and die set. Love your cards and use of color. Thanks

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  13. Soooo many amazing ideas. Love them.

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  14. Wow! This is amazing - the set and the cards. I love o see creations by people who think outside the box and you and Tonic have done so here. Thank you!

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  15. Really great cards. Love your designs

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  16. OMG what a lot of amazing techniques for creating with these new stamps and dies - I can't wait to play with them
    Your cards are wonderful

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  17. I love your cards! All really great ideas! What fun!

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  18. Very interesting and beautiful cards. Tonic has such great sets.

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  19. So creative and love all the modern design elements!

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  20. Wonderful variety of techniques and cards!

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  21. Hi, Maria -OMG 😍😍😍 I am going to be a subscriber after watching that video. Holy smokes! I always forget that I can make my own stencils, despite having seen crafters do that courtesy of a paper run through a die cut machine. Thx for the reminder. I also loved the tip about putting the stamps END TO END - never would have realized that they make a seamless impression. Wow-- what a great way to end my work week: a terrific video. And I have ordered the kit but I would still love to be chosen. Thanks and have a fantastic weekend.
    Lori S in PA

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  22. I think my favorite is the hexagon strip piecing card, but all of these are amazing!

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  23. You've shared a fabulous range of designs with these new background goodies. So many pretty bold designs, the rich colours are so lovely. I can't wait to check out your video, thank you for sharing your wonderful cards!

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  24. Thank you so much for the tips on how to use this set. Tonic Studios does such a great job of creating amazing sets and you do a wonderful job of presenting them.

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  25. Wow! What an amazing variety! And I love them all. :)

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  26. Thankyou for explaining so clearly how to line up the stamps so that it is quick to produce the patterns. Really unique effects and subsequent cards. Great video.

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  27. Wow, amazing all the cards you made with one stamp and die set. Beautiful cards, thanks for all the inspiration.

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  28. I really enjoyed watching you create such a versatile group of cards! The different styles and colors were awesome and gave me a ton of inspiration. TFS

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  29. So many bright and beautiful ideas!

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  30. So many cards and possibilities! This is a great set and must have!

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  31. OMGawsh Maria!!! these are all so inspiring!! So many possibilities!

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  32. All amazing card designs, love the inspiring ideas!

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  33. Marisela Delgado said: Wow! What beautiful cards and colors! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  34. Love these stamps and dies... so many possibilities! Awesome creations! Hard to choose a favorite, but I am really loving everything about your 'HUGS HUGS HUGS' card!

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  35. Wow! What great inspiration... so many fabulous cards and beautiful colors.

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  36. Lovely ideas.. thanks for sharing :)

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  37. All of your cards are nice. The ones that really caught my eye were the HUGS in monochrome. The SENDING SMILES with the dripping and the very last card LOVE & HUGS. Thank you for showing us your techniques and for sharing your creations.

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  38. Your cards are amazing. Truly shows the versatility of this kit. Gotta have it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  39. All of your cards are so gorgeous! Great colors and love the backgrounds...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Maria, this set is incredible! The creativity is endless. So versatile. Love all your cards and thank you for this tutorial!!!

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  41. Very versatile stamps and dies set for beginners at card making world

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  42. Wow, so many creative cards! Love the variety, and yes, as Yvonne said, endless!

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  43. This Tonic Studios Bundle is so cool! Thank you for the tutorial and showing all the fun ways to use this stamp and die set! Your cards are gorgeous!

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  44. Great ideas w these products. Beautifudl cards,

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  45. These are all so gorgeous cards, Maria!!

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  46. You really went to town showing off so many things to do with this set. Wonderful cards and great inspiration!!!

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  47. You hit it out of the ballpark with this one. Love all the great inspiration!!!

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  48. Ohh my what a stunning cards it shows so wel the versatility of this awesome bundle!
    Thank you so much Maria for all the stunning inspiration and great tips in the video, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

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  49. Showcased how versatile this stamp bundle really is

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  50. Normally when I leave a comment I talk about my favorite card. Can't do that here! Lol. You have made so many great and fun cards there isn't room. Instead I will talk about how your video showcases this amazing set. This could keep any papercrafter busy for months! Thank you for all the inspiration. You have a new subscriber.

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  51. Beautiful examples! Love the colors, love the hexagons, love the dies!

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  52. So many ideas! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  53. So many! I feel a beachy vibe coming through :-)

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  54. Your cards are so much fun! I love the colors and patterns on them.
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  55. This bundle is amazing! Love the different color pallets used and especially the sentiments.

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  56. Fresh, vibrant, cheerfull. Love the versatility of this set SO much.

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  57. This stamp set and dies are so great and versatile! Your cards are really neat!

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  58. WOW! I love how bold and colorful your creations are, Maria!!

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