Good morning! Today I’m honored to be hopping along to celebrate the gorgeous Happy Hibiscus release from Tonic Studios! This beautiful Stamp Club bundle is SUPER versatile and a must-have for your craft stash!
The Happy Hibiscus bundle contains a 6×8 stamp set with a huge A2 floral panel, coordinating dies and stand-alone sentiment and stitched shape dies! And the stamp concept is super neat!
If you look closely you’ll see that the design of the inner floral arrangement of the large A2 stamp isn’t connected to the outer arrangement (though it is one solid stamp). One of the coordinating dies cuts out the inner arrangement so that it can be used on its own. Another coordinating die cuts around the inside of the outer frame (that sounds super confusing, I know but it makes sense when it’s in front of you). But what that means is that you can use the floral frame or the inner bouquet completely separate from each other or joined together as one large floral panel! You can see how closely the die cuts the floral frame in the banner at the top of the post which makes it perfect for creating a shaker card or allowing the sentiment to take center stage in the middle of the frame! Just lots of fun options here! And at $34.99 the Happy Hibiscus is a fantastic deal!
Originally I intended to take advantage of those coordinating dies…but I had so much fun coloring my panel that I couldn’t bring myself to cut it apart when I was finished! 😉
I’m not sure I’ve ever spent quite so long coloring a card before but I think it was time well spent! 🙂 To start I placed the large floral stamp in my MISTI and stamped it with copic-friendly black ink. I left the stamp in my MISTI and then colored the image with copic markers. After I finished coloring I went back with my black copic marker and colored the negative space as well. Then I placed the panel back inside my MISTI and stamped it again with versamark and then heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder! I love that crisp edge that the embossing gives it!
While I pondered cutting the panel up I die-cut the sentiment and outline using black cardstock and gold glitter cardstock. I adhered them together and then decided to leave the panel as is and just adhered the sentiment with foam mounting tape. Finally I added a few metallic gold sequins to finish the card!
I am excited to try using that large stamp in the three different ways it can be used and have lots of ideas for the other elements as well! The Happy Hibiscus bundle is only available while supplies last and I anticipate it selling out quickly so if you’re interested I’d head over and snag yours quick! And while you’re there check out their big mixed media sale! Lots of fun nuvo products are on sale right now!
To celebrate the release Tonic Studios is giving away a $50 gift card and the Happy Hibiscus bundle as a prize to one blog reader selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop so make sure you leave a comment at each hop stop for the most chances to win! Please comment before 11:59PM PST on November 25th! You should have arrived from Jen and Kelly is your next stop!
Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy the hop!!