Friday, May 28, 2021

VIDEO: Tonic Studios Shoot for the Stars Release: Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Hi Everybody. Somehow my blog post (which I've spent hours on, was deleted over night). Please have patience while I rewrite my post. Long story short is that:

-Shoot For the Stars is live!

-Shoot For the Moon is back!

-Many Stamp Club products have been restocked! You can see what is available in the USA or what's available in the UK.

-I've got a VIDEO for you and scroll down to watch it or just CLICK HERE!

-We have an amazing blog hop filled with inspiration from talented crafters! The full blog hop list is at the bottom of my post.

-We have a fantastic GIVEAWAY! Details are at the bottom of my post.

-One of my cards today is a light-up card! I've used EZ-Lights from Pear Blossom Press and they are so easy to use! Amanda (owner of PBP) has generously offered a discount code of 15% off (before taxes and shipping, valid through June 4, 2021, also cannot be combined with any other offers).To receive this discount you must use this link:

    USE THIS LINK FOR DISCOUNT AT PEAR BLOSSOM PRESS

    USE THIS CODE: CARDBOMB15


Ok, on to my cards! Before I put any cards together I sat and had a good play with my Nuvo Shimmer Powders. I knew that I was going to want a lot of galaxy backgrounds so I had fun and made a bunch of them. That made it super easy to make cards with the Shoot for the Star set. All I had to do was grab a pretty background and add some stars.

For my first card I used the largest star and cut it from sugar crystal glitter cardstock.

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I heat embossed the word "super" and die cut "star." I glued my sentiment on top of the star and then added foam tape to the back of my star.

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I used the foam tape to help fix loops of gold thread behind the star. To finish my card off I add gems in moody, iridescent colors.
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I mentioned above that I've got a video for you today and here it is. I hope you will find it helpful!
 
 If you're having trouble viewing this video you can watch it HERE.

Here's a look at what the Shoot For the Stars stamp bundle looks like...

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And, here's a look at the Shoot For the Moon bundle...
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For my next card I started by die cutting the largest star from Holowaves iridescent cardstock. Then I cut the star circle die from a piece of yellow watercolored paper. I took that and used a circle die to cut out the circle of stars.
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I heat embossed part of my sentiment and die cut the word "wish" using the word dies. I layered all of my pieces together using foam tape and attached this focal point to a background that I had watercolored with blue shimmer powder.
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To finish my card off I used the stars that had fallen out of my centerpiece to create a starry background.
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This next card was created in the video I made so please head on over to the video to check that out.
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My panel was inkblended with inks from Pinkfresh Studio.
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The mountains were inkblended with Nuvo Hybrid ink and background was splattered with Glitter Gloss.
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My next card uses another one of the shimmer powder backgrounds that I made. I also splattered it with white acrylic paint and Midas Touch.
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I heat embossed my sentiment in gold and die cut it with a circle die. 

I added stars cut from gold metal sheets onto both my sentiment piece and background to finish my card off.
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This next card has a totally different look to it as I've used the clouts and lightening bolt as the focal points. I lightly inkblended my clouds pink and added a little bit of detail with gel pen. the lightening bolt and stars are all cut from watercolor cardstock that I had watercolored with Solar Flare Shimmer Powder.
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I added some enamel raindrop stickers below the clouds to add to the cloudy/rainy day theme.
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I heat embossed my sentiment in black. The sentiment is from the Happy Mail Envelope stamp set.
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My next card is a light-up card! I used EZ-Lights from Pear Blossom Press and they are so easy to use that I had this card put together in a snap! If you've never used EZ-Lights before I highly recommend them. Each unit comes with a battery, on/off button and three tiny light bulbs to light up your projects. The light bulbs are at the ends of long wires so it's very easy to position the light bulbs right where you want them. Amanda (owner of PBP) has been so generous as to offer everyone a discount on her lights (there are also Halo lights!)! This is a 15% off discount (before shipping and taxes and valid through June 4, 2021, cannot be combined with other offers). To receive the discount you must use the following link and codes:
    USE CODE: CARDBOMB15

To make this 5"x7" card I cut the large moon from the Shoot For the Moon bundle out of Marina Mist Iridescent cardstock (so pretty!).  Next, I die cut the circle of stars from the Shoot for the Stars bundle into black cards stock. I randomly heat embossed the background stamps in gold all over my background.
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I added vellum behind the star die cut and then added my EZ-Light unit so that it would light up.
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I added my moon using foam tape for dimension (notice that it's a perfect fit with the star circle? Wink).
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Here is a close-up with the lights off..
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And, here is a close-up with the lights on! They are really bright in real life! I had my photography lights on when I took this pic but I should've taken one with all of my lights off.
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I wanted to do a clean and simple, astronomical looking card for my next one and the crescent moon from the Shoot For the Moon bundle worked perfectly with the smaller full moons from the Shoot For the Stars bundle.
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I love the round stamps with dots from the Stars bundle so I used those as part of my design. The full moons fit perfectly inside of them.

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I used small stars that I had cut out of metal sheets to cover the dots for a different look.
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This card uses another one of my shimmer powder backgrounds. I splattered it with white acrylic paint and Midas Touch.
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To create the textured moon I added stone drops in white and gray to the die cut moon. I dabbed my finger in the wet drops to add texture.
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The trees along the bottom are from the Shoot for the Moon dies.
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This next card was made using the star string stamp to create the background. I showed how to do that on my video if you're interested.
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I inkblended the background with inks from Pinkfresh Studio and heat embossed the stars in Satin Pearl embossing powder from Hero Arts.
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The sentiment is from the Backgrounds and Borders Stamp Club release.
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My final card is a slimline card. I used the Shoot for the Stars release to create the top half of the card and stamp the sentiment.
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The bottom half of the card was made using the Whaley Great release.
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I knew from the start that I'd be making a scene card like this and I'm so happy with how it turned out.
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That's all for today you guys! I hope you'll join us for our giveaway and continue on with our inspiration filled blog hop (list below).

Have an amazing day!
Maria



GIVEAWAY:

-One lucky winner will win a £50/$50 Giftcard to Tonic Studios and the Shoot For the Stars Bundle!

-To enter comment on every blog in the hop by 11:59pm PST on June 2, 2021/ 7:59am GST on June 3, 2021

-Winner will be announced on June 4th, 2021 on IG and FB so make sure you're following all Tonic accounts!


BLOG HOP LIST:

Maria Willis: You are here.

Sandi MacIver

Daniel West

Jen Kray

Lydia Fiedler

Marie Heiderscheit

Seeka

Ilda Dias

Michelle Short

Jessica Frost-Ballas



PRODUCT SUPPLY LIST:

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards and what an amazing release!

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  2. Wow, such stunning backgrounds, love them all!

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  3. I love every single one of these!!! The stars, moon, everything.

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  4. Beautiful, Maria. 4th card & stardust card are my favorites. Just stunning.

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  5. Maria, Beautiful stamp and die set and your video really brought the bundle to life! I just love the moon and the ink blending with it!

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  6. Love all the backgrounds, beautiful x

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  7. I love, love the one that lights up. All are gorgeous but that one is a stunner! Thanks for the inspiration and for purchase information for the lights! Cannot wait to give it a whirl!

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  8. I love the scuba dive confetti colors!

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  9. HOLY COW! I adore all your skies and stars! THESE are STUNNING!!!!

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  10. Your cards are all great! Appreciate the the video. Color blending is fabulous, my fav is the moon and mountains. The colors are so pretty.

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  11. I love the backgrounds and that Shoot for the Moon bundle is beautiful!

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  12. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  13. So many gorgeous cards! Love the backgrounds...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. These are amazing and so unique. I love the outer space and night sky theme. My kids have been learning about the constellations so this is a fun set.

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  15. Wow so many awesome card designs! Love the light up cresent moon!

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  16. Wow what amazing cards
    the light up designs are fab

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  17. Fantastic collection of cards.
    Love the lightning bolt. The
    phases of the moon is wonderful.
    So many great pieces to this set.
    thanks for having the hop - it
    was wonderful.
    txmlhl9at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Omg these are amazing, I have the first set and I ordered these one last night I'm going to set up my desk and just dive into making a bunch of these cards. I love how you use the whale on the cards very clever and stunning.

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  19. All your cards are gorgeous. I love the backgrounds you have created. You must be interested in astronomy to design such realistic night skies!😉

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  20. Lovely stars release that pairs perfectly with the previous sets. Your galaxy backgrounds and blends are so gorgeous!

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  21. So many beautiful cards, Maria! I would so love to win the Moon set!

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  22. Wow! So many gorgeous cards!

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  23. Shoot For The Stars and Shoot For The Moon sets have great images. So many possibilities! Gorgeous cards. I so love the galaxy backgrounds.

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  24. Gorgeous cards! I love the beautiful backgrounds! Awesome stamps and dies in this bundle!

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  25. Wow! Your cards are so cool! I love all the different backgrounds you created, and the light up card is so fun. :)

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  26. Hi Maria. I looked on IG and FB and could not find the winner of the Shoot For the Stars giveaway from this post. Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks!

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