Earlier this month, Tonic Studios had their Garden Party Release that featured 8 stamps illustrated by Tonia Tkach of floral and critter themes. Although Tonic has had stamps in the past, this was a big step for them to really have a full release of stamps in their collections and it was a fantastic start. You can revisit my previous blog hop post if you would like to see more details! Today we’ll be checking out a few cards that I created using the Celebrate Success stamp set.
Let’s start with the clean and simple one! Here I created a thank you card perfect for a teacher. I stamped the owl and globe from the Celebrate Success stamp set in a black hybrid ink and colored these with my Nuvo alcohol markers. I then used my Scan N Cut to cut out these images.
I used some post-it tape to mask of a narrow horizontal area where I heat embossed several lined images from the Celebrate Success stamp set in white. I then ink blended the area with Blueprint Sketch and Vintage Photo distress oxide inks. I completed the card with a large ‘thank you’ heat embossed in white and the second part of the sentiment just below it in black. The images were added on last with foam tape.
For my second card, I used even more images from the stamp set and this time brought out three critters to color. I also stamped several outfits to pair up each of the critters with as well as many school accessories. This set comes with a lot of images that allow you to mix and match, which makes it fun to play around with!
In this card, I had used my copic markers to color. The images were also cut with my Scan N Cut, however for the outfits I decided to fussy cut them to the edge so that I can put them on my critters without a noticeable white border.
My images were placed on top of a background that I ink blended with Rubber Duck and Lime Burst hybrid inks. I used the Tonic Hooray Banner die for the sentiment ‘hooray’ in white and fishtail banner in kraft. The edges were blended with Soft Suede hybrid ink for a little extra definition, and then added to the card with foam tape.