Friday, August 9, 2019

Tonic Studios Garden Party Blog Hop


Hello everyone. It's Blog Hop time! Today I'm part of the Tonic Studios Garden Party Release Blog Hop- Day One. That's right, tomorrow there will be an entirely new set of people and inspiration to check out, so be sure to check them out too. We on the Design Team have been anticipating this release and I'm sure this hop will be filled with fun projects to get your creative juices flowing.

There is a giveaway too. Tonic Studios is giving away a $25 or 25 pounds gift certificate (depending on which continent you are shopping from) to one person in the comments section of each stop along the blog hop. That is incredibly generous of Tonic Studios, and in appreciation, we should all leave a comment below, shouldn't we? (wink wink) One winner from each stop along the hop will be chosen so comment here there and everywhere to increase your chances!

I also have a 15% off discount link for you to shop at Tonic Studios. It is an affiliate link but at no cost to you, I get a small commission and you get a discount. (USA CLICK HERE!) and (UK CLICK HERE!) TO SAVE MONEY!  Winners will be announced on the Tonic Studios Blog on Friday August 15th with instructions on how to claim your prize.

Now- on to the project... Today I am using the NEW Celebrate Friendship and Botanical Burst stamp sets to create a unique card, mixing the fun cutesy image with the more elegant floral background. To learn how I created this card, continue reading.



I started my project with a piece of heavyweight white cardstock cut to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches, and I masked a portion of the cardstock to keep that section bare white and free from stamping. While my card panel was still masked, I loaded it into my stamp positioner and aligned the medium sized cluster of florals from the NEW Botanical Burst stamp set. I tried to position it in the center of the panel to stamp this imaged with sage green ink. Leaving the masking in place, I also used my Nuvo Blender Brush to add some more sage green ink. Coloring the cluster of flowers with a haze of green.

Once the masking paper was removed and the ink had a few moments to dry, I then took the "blessed" word die from Tonic Studios from the Will's Hand collection and cut it directly from my background panel, making sure to keep all of the pieces both positive and negative.

I also cut that same word die from some white craft foam. This will help to pop up my sentiment. You could also cut it from cardstock multiple times and layer them together to build some dimension.

I applied a piece of white copy paper to the back of my card panel... The same panel that I have just cut holes in. This piece of copy paper is attached to the back of the area where I cut out the word die using Nuvo Tape Runner adhesive and a good amount of it. Using plenty allows for the area to remain sticky and helps us arrange our camouflage puzzle.

I first attach the white craft foam in its place. I used a small amount of Nuvo Deluxe Liquid adhesive where there were areas that did not appear to have tape runner adhesive in place. I used it's flexibility to wrap the text to match where it was cut from. I then added all of the negative pieces to the areas where they came from flat to the card panel using the same liquid adhesive. Last but not least, I used liquid glue to adhere the cardstock portion to fill in the camouflage effect and make it appear as though it's popping out of the background.



I then used tear tape adhesive and gray craft foam to pop up the entire card panel on to its card base. I used a gray card base cut to size A2 in a side folding or landscape orientation.

To add some cuteness to this project, I stamped the little pig, the bee and a little flower from the Celebrate Friendship stamp set in a light gray hybrid ink onto bright white watercolor paper. I used my watercolor pencils to color my images along with a blender pen to draw out the color. I also added a little bow tie to the pig. I felt like he needed to dress up a little for the occasion.

Once these images where completely dry I used some non serrated scissors to cut them out. Be careful, that squiggly tail can be a real pain. Once they were all cut out, I popped them up using Craft Perfect foam squares.


For the sentiment, I stamped the "you make the world a nicer Place" sentiment from the NEW Sentiments stamp set also from Tonic Studios using Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink onto a dark green cardstock that I felt coordinated, as well as dressed it up a little bit. I used white embossing powder to heat emboss the words. It was cut down using a wire guide paper trimmer into a strip and attached it to the card using those same Craft Perfect Adhesive Foam Squares.

I hope that you enjoyed my blog post today, and hope that I've inspired you to create something cute with these fun products that Tonic Studios has created for us with this release. I have listed the rest of the blog hop below, continue on and don't forget to comment to win a $25 gift card to Tonic Stuidos.

Thank you for visiting my blog today,

Koren





57 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card! I do love your tone in tone stamping with the shadowed background. Thank you very much for your inspirations!

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  2. A lovely card with lovely soft colours this collection of stamps go so well together.

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  3. A lovely card with lovely soft colours this collection of stamps go so well together.

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  4. Lovely colours, I love this little piggy :)

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  5. Lovely colours, I love this little piggy :)

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  6. I love how you've combined the stamp sets, and kept the colour of the floral one neutral to make the word and piggy stand out.

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  7. Such a great idea to layer the “blessed” that way!

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  8. Fabulous card Koren, thanks for sharing x

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  9. Lovely mix up of both stamp sets, cute and floral x

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  10. Awwww, so cute - loving the little piggy 🐷 xxx

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  11. What a fabulous card! Love the cute piggy.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Great card. Such a cute little piggy!

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  13. Karen, you know I love everything you do but this little critter and that bee is fabulous!! I love the pastel colors and the sentiment. That little bow tie is a real winner!!

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  14. aww this card is super cute - thanks for sharing

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  15. What a sweet card, and the sentiment is just perfect!

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  16. Wow. This card is amazing. LOVE the color job! So delightful!

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  17. The piggy in the plants looks so cute! I love how you colored the piggy!

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  18. Just darling! I love this pig and your coloring is fabulous!

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  19. Such a sweet card. I especially am intrigued with you color pencil technique.

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  20. Love this fun card, with the cute little pig. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  21. Love this adorable card! The piggy just makes it so sweet.

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  22. Aww such a darling card!! Love the cute pig and your coloring :)

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  23. Love the combination of both stamp sets what a great idea.

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  24. Marisela Delgado said: Cute card. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  25. How adorable with his sweet little bow tie! Lovely card.

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  26. Wow! I love the cross between the beautiful florals with the cute little animals!

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  27. Darling card. The piggy brought a smile to my face, so very cute.

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  28. Such an inspiring card and love the soft colors on your card..

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  29. It is exciting to find all these new blogs with this launch. Your card is so different ... such subtle colours. Amazing

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  30. Awww. That’s such a sweet card with lovely colouring! x

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  31. What a cute little piggy. Lovely colours used in the card 😊

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  32. Super sweet piggy, and what a quick and easy way to give him a background!!! Love it!

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  33. So sweet with the soft colors and the adorable pig.

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  34. So cute!! That piggy is adorable!

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  35. So adorable card! Little piggy is such a cutie :)

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  36. The different stamp sets work well together. A gorgeous card, well done!

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  37. Love how you combined a critter with these flowers, I would not think of that. Great card!

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  38. Hi Kori,
    Your card is very pretty. I liked the cute pig on it. The colors you used all worked together to make a beautiful card. ��♥️��

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  39. What a great card - love your concept of the monotone background and then the adorable pig - brilliant!

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  40. So adorable! I love that little piggy! My pot bellied pig passed away last week and this is such a darling card. I love piggies! Great card and use of this adorable stamp set!

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  41. Love the card. The critters are adorable. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  42. Lovely design and coloring on this sweet card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  43. That's one lovely card with beautiful technique

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  44. Love the use of the green for
    the flowers. The way the
    stamping on the sentiment
    matches up with the flowers
    is wonderful. Cute little
    piggy. thanks for sharing
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  45. Awesome card! I love that you combined the florals with the piggy.

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  46. Sweet card! I love the dimension with the sentiment raised up, and the adorable pig! Pretty plants for the background!

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  47. You added a bit of wimsey to the beautiful floral stamp set. Love the large Blessed sentiment camouflaged in the design and that pig so cute!

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  48. The pig is very cute. I like the way you colored him.

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  49. Love your card and this little piggie is so cute! Great job.

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  50. DELIGHTFUL card!
    LOVE your little pig, LOVE your eclipse sentiment in the background too, subtle with the perfect amount of POP!

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  51. Such a cute card! I love the florals with the piggie.

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  52. Such a lovely technique, love how the sentiment kinda stands out.

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