Tonic Studios June Stamp Club BLOG HOP!

Die cuts or stamped images? Which option is your favorite on a card?

For today’s blog hop featuring Tonic Studios Stamp Club, Im sharing two cards- one that features this month’s stamp set, and one that features some of the dies for this month! Let me know which one you love best!

Watch the Video Tutorial

Using Stamps on Your Cards

First up, my stamped card! I stamped and colored the images from this month’s stamp set with Acorn Brown ink from Nuvo. Then, I colored using the Nuvo Aqua Flow pens. These pens are filled with liquid watercolor and they are reactive with water, so you can apply them onto your paper and then use a brush or water brush to spread that color and achieve a watercolored look on your images!

*TIP: I get best results with these Aqua Flow Pens when I use them with Bristol Smooth Paper!

After coloring the stamped images, I cut them out using the coordinating dies from the Stamp Club set. Then, I arranged them over a background I created and adhered it all to a mini slimline sized card base.

Create a Card with Die Cuts!

My second card is made in much the same way as my first, but this time I used the dies from the Stamp Club set on the front. Instead of stamping and coloring, I die cut the flower and leaf layers out of white paper and then ink blended the color on. You could also cut the flowers out of colored cardstock, but I like the freedom of being able to change my mind about what color to use. Starting with white paper also gives me the option to coordinate my colors if I use the same ink on both the die cuts and the background.

The background for this card is made in much the same way I created my first background. For more details on the creation of my backgrounds, watch the video I posted at the beginning of this post!

That’s it for today’s Stamp Club cards from me! Please make sure to continue hopping by following the list of links below!

Maria Willis
Erica Andersson-Burke
Emily Midgett
Marie Heiderscheit
Daniel West
Natasha Vacca
Channin Pelletier
Sandi MacIver
Jen Kray
Ilda Dias


One lucky hopper will win this month’s Stamp Club release as well as a $50 gift card to Tonic Studios! To be eligible to win, comment on the blog posts in the hop; the more blogs you comments on, the more chances to win! Comments must be left on post by 11:59pm PST June 30th, and winner will be announced on July 2, 2021 on Tonic Studio’s FB and IG. Make sure you are following those social media accounts!

AND, if you are interested in this month’s Stamp Club or any of the items I used to create the cards in today’s post, I have a list of links below.

Until next time,
Marie Nicole

25 Comments Add yours

  1. kgbcat says:

    Both cards are fabulous, but I am more of a die cutter than a stamper so I have to go with the die cut card as my favorite. Love this Stamp Club!


  2. MJ Sinsel says:

    Beautiful use of the die cuts for this set. Wonderful Inspiration – Thank you!


  3. jshixon says:

    Gorgeous cards, but I think I like the one made of the die cuts. You can control the colors and the shades as well as making it 3D. Glorious !


  4. bernietk says:

    Love that you have the choice to stamp and color or layer with the same set! Beautiful cards!


  5. Lyn Sanders says:



  6. beautiful color combos and these gorgeous cards


  7. Dr. Beverlee K Furner says:

    I would not of even thought of a white sunflower but it is super gorgeous. Thank you.


  8. I LOVE the fall colors of your sunflowers! Gorgeous cards!


  9. Linda BL says:

    Very pretty cards. Like the stamped sunflowers and the gorgeous die cut flowers!


  10. Dee Earnshaw says:

    your cards are lovely – so very creative with these stamps and dies


  11. Marisela Delgado says:

    These dies are fabulous!


  12. Beautiful cards and great tip on the Bristol paper. Thanks!! ❤️❤️❤️


  13. roxanne tellini says:

    My favorite color is bright lemony yellow; but I like these cards because the sunflowers are NOT bright yellow. They are unique and just really pretty. Well done.


  14. Love the layering. The cards are fantastic.
    The little bee flying in is a fun idea.
    thanks for sharing


  15. Lori A. says:

    I’m in awe of the coloring!


  16. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Your die cute sunflowers are so pretty. I really like how you shaded them. I forget to shade…


  17. Rachel R. says:

    I love how multiple crafters can be given the very same supplies, and their creations can be so different. 🙂


  18. Pamela Conner says:

    I like the tone on tone of the yellow’s such a peaceful look.


  19. Gorgeous cards! I love these beautiful sunflowers and the colors you used! Pretty backgrounds too!


  20. Donna Walls says:

    The cards are beautiful, there is no way I could pick a favorite


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