Welcome friends! Today, I am hopping along with Tonic Studios to celebrate the release of their newest Stamp Club set, Compassion & Poppies Bundle. This set of stamps with dies is exclusive to Tonic alone and cannot be found anywhere else. Although it does say club, it may not be what you are used to. No membership, no subscription, it is simply a small set of stamps with coordinating dies released on the last Friday of each month (with holiday exceptions) for $34.99. This month, it is a 6″ x 8″ stamp set including 18 stamps and 17 dies. It is limited edition. Once they are gone, they are bye-bye forever.
This month’s set, Compassion & Poppies, has quickly won a spot on my hot list. The Golden Poppy is the state flower here in California, and they have just begun to bloom for the season on nearby hillsides. On years with super-blooms, the foothills surrounding my home are solid glowing orange with their vibrancy.
*Fun Fact*: Tonic Studio‘s die sets come precut/seperated with no burs and they cut like a dream! Stamp Club sets arrive prepackaged in storage sleeves ready to slip into a Tonic binder of blue or orange.
To create this project stamp and clear emboss the poppy designs in black onto Mist cardstock. Color images with Caran D’Ache Luminance colored pencils in Scarlet, Apricot and White for the blooms with Sepia and Bismuth Yellow for the centers. Color the leaves in Darkest Green, Grass Green and Spring green. Die cut all images, along with a sentiment, and set aside.
Die cut a shaker border from Mist cardstock using the smallest and largest included rectangle dies. Add the tiniest black border to the interior cut panel. Adhere a sheet of acetate (or upcycled clear stamp packaging) over the back opening. While still on the back, add two layers of foam tape to the blue border and center panel. Be sure the tape connects at each edge, with an overlapping second layer to keep sequins locked in place. Fill well with iridescent sequins, remove paper backings and adhere a false back in place to secure the wells of sequins. Then adhere the shaker to a folded card base.
GIVEAWAY: One lucky winner will win a £50/$50 Giftcard to Tonic Studios and the Compassion & Poppies Bundle! To enter comment on each blog in the hop by 11:59pm PST on March 3, 2021/ 7:59am GST on March 4, 2021. Winner will be announced on March 5th, 2021 on IG and FB so make sure you’re following all Tonic accounts!
Thank you so much for spending a bit of your time with me today. I appreciate your time and your support of my crafty endeavors. May you each be well, warm and happy!
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