Thursday, 8 December 2016

Product Spotlight - Tonic Studios Essentials Stamp sets & Hampton Art Ink Cubes

Hello bloggers and today Caz is here with a few cards that she has made using the Tonic Studios Essentials Flower sets.  We have three different floral sets in stock. 

So let us introduce you to those before we look what Caz has made.

First up is Modern Buttonhole 
Love the fun style on this one.  This is the one
that Caz had chosen to use for today's post.

Traditional Spray is next and you can make some
beautiful blooms with this one.  It feels quite tropical in its style.

And thirdly, Traditional Spray Stamp set 2
which features some gorgeous Roses.  Perfect
for cards for so many occasions.
First up a little description about the stamps and what
Caz loved about using them.

These stamps are Hardened Clear Stamps and make
stamping a pleasure.  Teamed up with a MISTI for perfect placement
or used with a mounting block for manual placement.  Caz loved the
feel of these stamps, the hardness meant they did not "squish" like 
so many other clear stamps do. So the stamped image was clear instead of blurred.

The packaging had nice examples of using the stamps, so often you
buy a stamp set and then are left to inspire yourself and these give
you a starting point.

The three styles of flowers mean there is something for everyone.
Caz loved the quirky feel of the Buttonhole Blooms, but it was hard decision as she saw the potential in all sets. 

This was the first card that Caz made first and you can see
the inkpads that she used too.  This was stamped onto the Elizabeth
Craft Designs Soft Finish cardstock so has some "texture" on the one side
therefore the stamping has texture too.
You can see that Caz has used the packaging example on the front
of the packet for her inspiration.  

A vision in yellow is up next.  These pretty flowers made using the 
Yellow and Orange ink pads from the Hampton Art Cubes
This was added to a small gift bag and tied shut with Tulle.

Lastly Caz got really inky with a bright mustard cardbase that needed toning down a little with some white pigment ink and a stencil.
Caz stamped the sprig in green and then overstamped "off target" in white
to create a shadow effect.

The inkpads were lovely to use.  For the bold/solid stamps you would be best to stamp a couple of times to give a smoother coverage, The MISTI of course would be perfect for this as the placement will be exact.  The colour sets are gorgeous.  Worst part will be choosing which colours to choose!

Pop on over to the website to see the sets and examples that there.
And let us know which set inspires you the most?

Until next time!

Happy Crafting.

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