Friday, June 25, 2021

Video: Tonic Studios Stamp Club Release of Sunshine & Sunflowers- Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Hi everybody! It's the last Friday of the month and you know what that means? Yes, release day for the Tonic Studios Stamp Club! This month's release is called Sunshine & Sunflowers and it is gorgeous! The stamp set includes some really lovely sentiments, some beautiful sunflower images and some really fun lady bugs and bees. Some of the dies coordinate with the stamp set but many of them are designed to cut layers of paper so that you can build paper sunflowers. I've got a VIDEO below showing off the whole release especially those layering dies so I hope you'll check that out.

GIVEAWAY: There is an awesome giveaway and one lucky winner will win a $50 gift certificate to Tonic Studios AND the Sunshine & Sunflowers Bundle. All the details for the giveaway are at the bottom of my post. This post is also part of a blog hop so be sure to hop along with us to catch all of the inspiration using this set.

If you want to check this bundle out in the Tonic Studios shop then here you go:

    Tonic Studios USA

    Tonic Studios UK 


Ok! Let's get onto my cards now because there are nine of them! For my first card I used the paper layering sunflower dies that come with the bundle.

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You can watch me make this card in the video below...

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I used almost all of the layering dies on this card including the dies that coordinate with the stamps. 
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This card has a ton of dimension and was really easy to put together!
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On my next card I used the large sunflower corner piece. I stamped it once in black ink and then colored the flowers in with my copic markers.
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After using my copics I added more detail with a black sharpie and some colored pencils.
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I cut the image out using the coordinating die and popped it up on foam tape for dimension.
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The final touches were to add a cute little lady bug, a bee and some nuvo drops.
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This next card has a totally different look from my other cards. I heat embossed the sunflowers in gold onto red cardstock. Then I colored them in with colored pencils.
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I used a black copic marker to color in all of the background space.
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I used the "Happy Birthday" die from a previous release (Happy Hibiscus) to add my sentiment in gold glitter cardstock.
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This next card is a mini slimline card that I used the sunflower layering dies on. This time I did not use the dies that coordinate with the stamps and the result is a more delicate flower.
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I used the Mini Slimline Essential Bundle Die Set from Pinkfresh Studio to cut out the detailed frame on my card.
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I love the sentiments on this card as they perfect for letting a friend know that you care.
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On my next card I heat embossed my image in white embossing powder and then watercolored with my Nuvo Aquaflow pens.
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These pens are so easy to watercolor with. My preference is to use them to add color to my work surface. Then, I add a little bit of water and use a paint brush to watercolor with them.
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I love that lazy little bee. He looks like he's for a flower to nap on.
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This next card shares another way to use heat embossing. This time I paired it with some inkblending for a very easy, bright and happy card.
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After heat embossing I ink blended my card with Distress Oxide inks. Then I sprayed the background with White Iridescent Shimmer Mist from Hero Arts and splattered it with White Glimmer Metallic ink, also from Hero Arts.
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I know I keep saying it, but I really love the sentiments in this set! I would love to receive a card that says I brighten someone's day.
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My next card is another mini slimline card. I went super basic on this card because these stamps are so beautiful that all you need to do is stamp them in black and you've got a gorgeous card.
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I heat embossed the images and sentiment in black onto yellow cardstock. 
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Then, I added a black mat and put all of that on a white mini slimline cardbase.
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I've already shared two mini slimline cards so it only made sense to share an easy slimline card as well.
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To make this card I used Versamark Ink to stamp the Sunflowers repeatedly onto the background. This gave me a crisp but subtle, tone-on-tone look.
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I stamped a sentiment strip from the Sunshine & Sunflowers bundle and then added the HUGS sentiment from the Backgrounds & Borders bundle.
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This next card is a little 3"x3" card that goes with the first slimline card I shared above.
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I cut my flowers out of white cardstock and then ink blended them with Distress Oxide inks.
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The textured piece in the center of the flower is so fun. There are three different sizes of textured centers and if you prefer a smooth center there are three of those too!
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Now, before I go here's a look at the whole Sunshine & Sunflowers Bundle. The stamp and die sets are both 6"x8" which is a nice, large size. The bundle is just $34.99 so you get a lot of bang for your buck!

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Ok, that's all for today. I hope you all enjoyed my video and cards today. Have an awesome day!

Maria.



GIVEAWAY:
One lucky winner will win a £50/$50 Giftcard to Tonic Studios and the Sunshine & Sunflowers Bundle!
To enter comment on the blogs in the hop by 11:59pm PST on June 30, 2021/ 7:59am GST on June 1, 2021
Comment on as many hop stops as possible as every comment is an additional chance to win!
Winner will be announced on July 2, 2021 on IG and FB so make sure you're following all Tonic accounts!


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27 comments:

  1. Your cards are all gorgeous and this bundle is amazing. Congrats on another beautifully designed stamp and die set.

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  2. You are AMAZING, my friend!!! SO many fantastic projects!

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  3. Thank you for showing the die set and creative ways to use it! Your cards are great!

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  4. This is a great release. Have to pop over to Tonic and check out their stamps. Never really thought of them as a stamp brand. You’ve opened my eyes.

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  5. What a beautiful assortment of cards! It's hard to pick a favorite but I really love the You are my Sunshine card.

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  6. These Sunflowers are gorgeous, great ideas for using them. Beautiful cards.

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  7. Great sunflowers and super ideas for the set! Love the corner sunflowers.

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  8. Your cards are gorgeous--so many ways to use one stamp and die set! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  9. wow, absolutely stunning cards Maria, you were busy

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  10. Jennifer McmullinsJune 25, 2021 at 1:03 PM

    Awesome cards Maria , I wish I could colour like you. Your cards are a inspiration and I didn't think you could just use the dies just on there own to make a beautiful cards ♥

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  11. Jennifer McmullinsJune 25, 2021 at 1:05 PM

    What a fantastic prize to win Maria ��

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  12. Some folks just did one or two cards... you are an overachiever with 9 cards. I have to admit I like the embossed and the colored markers the best. Your work is fun and beautiful. Thank you!

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  13. HOLY COW! You made soooo many gorgeous sunflower cards!!!!

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  14. Beautiful creations! Love that cute little bumble bee!

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  15. OMG!!!!! what a wonderful collection of cards - so creative and inspiring:)

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  16. Marisela Delgado said: Dang, girl! You rocked it! What gorgeous cards! That red card was out of this world! Awesome! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  17. Wow, Maria...so many gorgeous cards! Fantastic creativity!! ❤️❤️❤️

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  18. These are all great cards. If I had to pick a favorite that would be the Happy Birthday on dark red cardstock. It is dramatic, beautiful and unexpected.

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  19. Sunflowers are a big part of summer.
    This collection is fantastic. I
    could make so many great cards
    with it - especially since I got
    lots of wonderful ideas on the hop.
    thanks for having the hop
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  20. I so love white stamping/embossing on top of colorful cards.

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  21. I especially like the die cut flowers. The colors you chose are great

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  22. OMG sunflowers are my signature flower,to win this would be amazing.I'm new to this group and just starting out. Thanks for the blog!

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  23. Fabulous cards with these beautiful sunflower designs! Love the die cut layered sunflowers!

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  24. Lovely cards! I especially was taken with the simple black on yellow slimline. Super!

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  25. Wow, stunning cards and I adore Sunflowers so this release is right up my alley.

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