28 May 2021

Tonic Stamp Club | Shoot for the Stars Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Tonic Studios today to celebrate the release of this month's Stamp Club bundle - Shoot for the Stars. If you haven't heard of Stamp Club, this is not a subscription but a monthly bundle release of a stamp set and dies that is exclusive to Tonic Studios and inspired by Maria Willis


As mentioned, the bundle this month is called Shoot for the Stars. If you have been following along with Stamp Club, you will know that they released a bundle called Shoot for the Moon previously. This set works perfectly with that set and great news! That set is coming back with this release, so if you missed it before, you have another chance to get it! You can see my cards using that bundle here. As you will see though, you can combine this set with other bundles too, even if you wouldn't necessarily think that they would go together! 


For my first card, I did something a bit odd and combined this month's Stamp Club with last month's. I started off by creating the background. I took a panel of white cardstock and blended on Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves and Black Soot using blending brushes. I let the panel dry completely. 


I took the sparkle like star stamps from the Tonic Studios Stamp Club Shoot for the Stars Stamp & Die Bundle stamp set and stamped them repeatedly across the top half of the panel using Versamark ink. I applied Hero Arts Stain Pearl Embossing Powder and heat set. I then spritzed the panel with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry again. 


I took the whale from the Tonic Studios Stamp Club A Whaley Great Set Stamp & Die Bundle and stamped it on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I coloured it with Copic Markers and splattered on a little more of the shimmer spray.  The sentiment from the set was stamped on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied White Embossing Powder, heat set it and cut it in to a strip. The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base and the whale and sentiment added on top with foam tape. 


My next card uses the dies from the bundle for a full shaker card. I started off by creating the background. I took a panel of white cardstock and blended on Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I then spritzed it with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz and then splattered on Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White Paint for the stars. 


Whilst the panel was drying, I die cut a few of the stars from the Tonic Studios Stamp Club Shoot for the Stars Stamp & Die Bundle from black cardstock to use as my shaker elements. I then die cut the wish word three times - twice from white cardstock and once from Tonic Studios Sugar Crystal Glitter Cardstock with Tonic Studios Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on the back. They were adhered together one on top of another. I then stamped the sentiment (piecing different sentiments together) on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied White Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip. 


I took one of the new Tonic Studios Shaker Pockets and placed the stars on what would be the inside. I then placed the panel inked side down and folded the sides of the pocket around to the back and adhered down (they have adhesive already on them). These pockets are great because they are an easy way to create a full shaker card! The shaker panel was then adhered flat to an A2 black card base with tape runner. I die cut the mountain die from more black cardstock and adhered that on top of the shaker. The sentiment was adhered down and then the sentiment strip added below with thin foam tape. 

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Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.




BLOG HOP:



Here is the full list of participants in the hop today:

Michelle Short - you are here!

GIVEAWAY:

Tonic Studios are giving away the Shoot for the Stars Bundle plus a £50/$50 gift certificate to the Tonic Studios Store (either UK or USA) to one lucky winner. To enter, leave a comment on every blog in the hop by 2nd June 2021 at 11.59pm PST/07.59am BST. The winner will announced by tonic on the 4th June 2021. Good luck!

For the whale card, I debated whether to put it on a galaxy background or not. If you Google 'whale in galaxy' some stunning images show up. I thought though, that with the card I made, it could either be interpreted as a whale in the sky or in the sea (with the stars being sparkles/reflections in the water). The ocean is not usually pink but I'm sure it could be with a little imagination! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Next on the hop is the amazing Jessica! Have a great rest of the day! 

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards!! Thanks for the inspiration

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  2. Fun card designs! I missed out on the shoot for the moon set so glad to hear it's coming back!

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  3. Beautiful cards! Love the whale card!

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  4. Adore the backgrounds theyre so beautiful. Will have to try them with my nuvo ink pads as most of my Tim holtz ones are vintage and sepia pallets

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  5. The colors on your whale are COOL!!

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  6. What pretty cards, Michelle. Love how you did that colorful sky...love the whale, too, though. Nice job on both.

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  7. These really are nice bundles; I like the shaker pouches, I love your ink blending (as always), the dark one is so moody!

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  8. All are delightful and I know I would be thrilled to get one!

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  9. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL SKIES! I love that whale one!

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  10. Michelle, I love both of your gorgeous cards! Your blending is awesome and your coloring on the whale is simply amazing!

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  11. The backgrounds are so beautiful on both of these cards but the whale really caught my eye.

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  12. Love, love, love, the whale card and it's beautiful blended background. The shaker card looks like a northern lights sky. Gorgeous!

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  13. Such gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing...

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  14. Such gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  15. Such gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing...

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  16. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing...

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  17. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing...

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  18. Both of these are so beautiful I can't even pick which is my favorite. That whale is really amazing and I love the backgrounds.

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  19. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Fantastic cards. Love the night
    sky. The whaley sentiment is cute.
    thanks for sharing
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  21. These are both absolutely stunning Michelle! The whale card just sings to my colour loving heart, so so pretty! And that galaxy sky is out of this world. Really amazing! Xx

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  22. Love the way you combined the whale with the stars! Very creative!

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  23. Fantastic cards! Your coloring is amazing.

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  24. Gorgeous cards! I loved how you colored the whale, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing, love Tonic’s sets

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  25. Fantastic cards! I love the backgrounds!

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  26. Both cards are so striking, the whale is lovely against the pretty blended background!

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  27. Wonderful cards! I interpreted the whale in the ocean with reflections in the water. Both cards are gorgeous.

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  28. These are just beautiful! I love the colors!

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  29. Such beautiful backgrounds!!

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  30. What beautiful ink blended backgrounds! Your cards are great! :)

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