Backgrounds and Borders BLOG HOP with Tonic Studios

Thanks for joining us on this blog hop with Tonic Studios! If you are just starting the hop, make sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for the full hop list. If you are already continuing the hop, Im sure you have seen so much inspiration already!

I was excited to create with these stamps and dies. There are such bold, graphic options in this set so I used a few of my favorite techniques to make some fun cards.

Color Blocking

I love this technique! If you follow me you know that I use it often. I like to mask off areas of my card front and then ink blend onto it, creating a fun color block look. I get inspired to choose certain colors by searching mood boards online. For this card, I used a coral color and a peach.

After I was done ink blending, I used the large sentiment dies from the set to cut out the words, and turn them into a shaker sentiment by adding a clear plastic window and filling with sequins. Fun!

I also added some details around my sentiment by stamping the graphic triangles and adding some of the perforating dies for some additional texture. Love how this one turned out!

Jumbled Up

I love that you can use the negative and positive cut outs from these sentiment dies. I used the left over letters from the first card on my second one. I decided to arrange the letters in an interesting way along the side of the card.

Again, I used the perforation dies to add some textured circles- some popped up on foam. The background is again ink blended and the black striped were stamped. Very simple, but a fun and interesting design!

Tiny Shaker

This last card was probably the most fun for me to make. I paired the hexagon design stamp with a bright yellow because it reminded me of honeycomb. I love that the set has so many coordinating pieces, so I was also able to fill in some of the honeycombs with a solid black stamp. I also added the perforating die to a few of the hexagon spaces, and cut out a few hexagon windows to add a shaker to.

I reused a few of those hexagon cutouts and popped them up on foam adhesive for a little dimension.

The letters for the sentiment were die cut and a supporting sentiment stamped.

Continue Hopping!

Such a fun stamp and die set!

I hope you enjoyed a little inspiration on this post. Please continue hopping to everyone’s blogs for even more inspiration by following the list of links below.

Amber Rain Davis
Channin Pelletier


One lucky hopper will win a $50 gift card to Tonic Studios and the Backgrounds and Borders bundle! To win, comment on every blog in this blog hop by Feb 3, 2021 11:59am PST . Winner will be announced on Feb 5th, 2021 on FB and IG so make sure you are following all Tonic accounts!

Also, make sure to hop on over to TONIC STUDIOS to check out their STAMP CLUB!

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

74 Comments Add yours

  1. Michele W says:

    Great cards and a great stamp and die set! Love that this set works well for masculine cards. Thanks for showing the versatility of this great set!


  2. sheehey123 says:

    Very clean and simple cards. Love the soft, subtle colors. Perfect!


  3. Georgia Anderson says:

    I liked your use of space and movement.


  4. Anuska Garai says:

    Very versatile stamps and dies set… loved it!!


  5. Kathryn E Waller says:

    Love the cards, a new look.


  6. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Your cards are so pretty! Love the jumbled up sentiment card– so creative!


  7. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Great card- Yes- missing so many faces right now!


  8. Marty B says:

    Oh wow! Love your cards and love how you changed up the letters. Great design!


  9. Henriëtte says:

    Stunning cards Marie Nicole, I love to see how you used the smaller stamps and dies for your cards. Also love your beautiful colour combo’s.
    Gorgeous new bundle with a great versatility!
    Thank you so much for sharing your stunning inspiration, stay safe and have a great weekend.


  10. Dillyb says:

    Great cards, thank you for sharing


  11. dorothyayotte says:

    I love your cards! They are my favorite so far. I really like your fun arrangements and colors.


  12. Sharon Knight says:

    Love your cards. Also love tonic backgrounds and borders.


  13. Roxanne Tellini says:

    I wanted to see someone use the hexagons in multiple dimensions. You read my mind! This is such a versatile set.


  14. Kathy B says:

    Your cards are fabulous!


  15. Kristine says:

    Very creative! I hope I can do the same! Thank you!


  16. Nellie says:

    Beautiful cards!!!


  17. Libby says:

    Love all the shaker card ideas!!


  18. Boryana says:

    Amazing cards!


  19. Mirthe says:

    Very pretty and so versatile!


  20. Julie says:

    What a fun stamp/die set! Your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


  21. April Aguinaga says:

    love the shaker card! so creative!


  22. Maty says:

    Love your take on these card designs. They can be a little more masculine. I especially liked how you created shakers too. Keep up the great work. Thank you for sharing your creations.


  23. Karin Friederichs says:

    These designs make my heart jump for joy. After seeing so much in this bloghop this is again a whole different look. WoW!


  24. Brenda McKinley says:

    Just Love your cards… This stamp set and dies are so great and versatile!


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