Tonic Studios September Stamp Release!

Welcome, friends! I hope you are enjoying hopping along with us today to celebrate this new TONIC STAMP RELEASE! I absolutely loved these florals and knew right away that I wanted to watercolor them. I am not an expert at watercolor by any means, but I still find it relaxing and enjoyable.

Watch the Video Tutorial

Stamp and Emboss

I began my card by stamping the florals and embossing them in some gold embossing powder. I used Arches hot pressed watercolor paper to do this on since I knew I would color the images with my watercolors.

After my images were stamped onto my paper, I prepped my Altenew Watercolors by adding some water to the colors I would use to get them moving a bit. I used my watercolor brushes to drop color onto my card front.

Add Color in Layers

Since watercolor is transparent, you can add a light application of color first, and then go back after it has dried to add another layer of color over. I did this several times with different shades to build up some shadows and light spots. Like I mentioned, Im no expert, but I have fun with this medium!

Change Up Your Color Scheme

I loved how my first card turned out, so I decided to create another. This time, I went for darker colors for a more moody feeling card.

I used black for the negative spaces, and then some warmer yellows and reds for the flowers. I also stamped some of the smaller flower images to the corners to fill in more of that negative space and cover more of the card front.

Add a Glitter Sentiment

To finish my cards, I added some die cut sentiments cut out of some of Tonic’s glitter cardstock. I cut the word twice, and offset the back die cut to look like a shadow.

After that, all you need to do is mount your watercolor panels onto a card base and that finishes the card! I think I ended up liking the darker card just a bit more- that black background really makes a statement!

Thanks for stopping by! If you are interested in these new stamps, CHECK THEM OUT AT TONIC!

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Until next time,
Marie Nicole



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61 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautifully painted with fabulous color schemes!


    1. Marie Nicole says:

      Thank you so much!


    2. Dianna L Jacobs says:

      Love to water color. You did a great job!


  2. Sascha says:

    I love that the dies are not connected. Great release. Beautiful Cards


    1. Marie Nicole says:

      Yes, I love that too!


  3. Linh V. says:

    Love your watercoloring. Gorgeous!!


  4. I love how you’ve shown the different color variations for the same card. Thanks for the inspiration.


  5. Patt H. says:

    Wow, the stamps look so different with the dark or light background & are equally gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing on both! I love these cards!!


  6. Anang says:

    So so beautiful 😍


  7. Lois K says:

    Beautiful painting. Love them all


  8. Lois K says:

    Beautiful water coloring. Thanks for sharing


  9. bernietk says:

    Really pretty cards. I think your water coloring looks great!


  10. Queen Mary says:

    I love how different the same set looks and I love the black background!


  11. Vickie D says:

    You color combinations are gorgeous! Beautiful cards!


  12. Arlene Plastine says:

    Lovely cards Marie! I really like both of them so I can’t pick a favorite.


  13. knurse22 says:

    Your card is so colorful, and I like the touches of gold! I also like how you overlapped your sentiment strips. I can’t wait to get this new set in the mail, so I can play! Thanks for the inspiration.


  14. Chris Rasmussen says:

    Such pretty little flowers you have, thank you


  15. Andre M. says:

    Great cards and video showcasing these sets, thanks for sharing your inspiration.


  16. wow, such beautiful painting


  17. Gorgeous cards, Marie! Love the backgrounds! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Take care! πŸ™‚


  18. Susan B says:

    Beautiful water coloring on your cards.


  19. Marisela Delgado says:

    Wow, so beautiful! πŸ’œ


  20. Marianne says:

    I love how you are all using these beautiful florals in different ways. I especially like the colouring of your first card.


  21. Adrienne West says:

    Marie, a girl after my own heart with your lovely water coloring 🎨 Loved your cards – fantastic job!


  22. Carol E. Wortman says:

    This stamp was created to be water colored. Gorgeous!


  23. Jen Kray says:

    I really love the watercolour effects – it’s so different and cool! Thanks for sharing, Marie. Hugs


  24. Debbie Ciola says:

    Your cards are wonderful, I like that you chose to make them totally different with your color combination.


  25. Tracey B says:

    Lovely cards


  26. Brenda Aplin says:

    These 2 cards… wow!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Love love them!!


  27. Savannagh Kacey says:

    Your watercoloring shows such a wide range of possibilities for this stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.


  28. Rachel Vass says:

    Beautiful cards, especially your β€˜moody’ one.


  29. Cindy Holmes says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cards! I so love the color combinations that you chose for each of the cards!


  30. Kailash says:

    Such gorgeous cards!


  31. Boryana says:

    So beautiful cards, Marie! I love them both! This floral set is so gorgeous!


  32. Nandini says:

    Gorgeous cards. I love the color combos. The black background is especially amazing!


  33. quacky7 says:

    The watercolors are really pretty, I like that you used a black background, very different but really adds to the cards.


  34. Jennifer Taylor says:

    These cards are lovely. Love that used gold embossing and a gold die brings it together so beautifully.


  35. Scraporcraft says:

    NIce share of a coloring option.


  36. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Beautiful cards! You did a great job watercoloring!


    1. Jan Baker says:

      Beautiful cards. I don’t watercolor. I’m so intimidated by it. I appreciate what you said about not having to be perfect. I’m going to give it a try. Thank you


  37. Ruth Gauss says:

    Very pretty cards! I love how you’ve used the heat embossed images and the colors that you’ve chosen are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing!


  38. Zlatka K says:

    Gorgeous cards! The watercoloring is so beautiful.


  39. Kathy Eddy says:

    Great painting. I especially like the black background one!


  40. Awesome coloring on these beautiful cards! Love these pretty florals!


  41. alaskablog says:

    I really like your second card. Great job on the watercolors.


  42. Dean H. says:

    Such pretty cards and colors. Thank you!


  43. Crystal LeShae Evans says:

    I just love the watercoloring! Your cards are so pretty I enjoyed seeing how you used this amazing stamp set! Thank you for the inspiration! πŸ’œ


  44. DIANE MILLS says:

    Gorgeous examples for this stamp set x


  45. Ashley Cortez says:

    You did really great on these cards


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