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Tonic Studios Shoot for the Moon Stamp Club Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello! I’m excited to be part of a blog hop for Tonic Studios December release. This month they are releasing the Shoot for the Moon Stamp and Die Bundle which was inspired by Maria Willis. Read to the end for a chance to win! Let’s get some basic info out of the way first.

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The monthly stamp release happens on the last Friday of every month unless there’s a holiday. It’s not a club or subscription based program but a small monthly stamp release. There’s a 6×8″ stamp and die set that contains 15 stamps and 11 dies, including 2 embossing plates. There’s limited stock available, so once it sells out, it gone for good.

These products are exclusive to Tonic Studios so you can’t get them anywhere else. They come in high quality plastic envelopes with a tab for labeling and binder holes on the side are compatible with the A5 Ringbinder Die Case in Duck Egg Blue and Orange.

1. Cut a large piece of watercolor paper into quarters or use pre cut pieces. Mine were 4 1/2” x 6” after cutting.

2. For each of three pieces, rub Distress Oxides on Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat. Spritz with water. Place one piece of watercolor paper on it.

3. Pick up paper and heat with a heat gun. Repeat this process several timesuntil you start to get a nice texture on your paper.

4. Splatter on some water then some of the distress oxide colors, white gouache and perfect pearls mixed with water. Allow to dry completely.

Distress Oxide Inks

Panel 1 used Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke and Black Soot. Panel Number 2 was Black Soot and Hickory Smoke. Panel 3 used Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey.

4. Once dry, cut panel one to 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”. Die cut panel 2 from the taller mountains. Die cut panel 3 from the large quarter moon.

5. Run panel 3 back through machine with an embossing mat to get the texture from the open circles. Blend a little Wild Honey Distress Oxide on the raised areas. You can see it in the photo above.

Quality Dies

These dies come already separated so none of those annoying burs here! They cut very well too.

6. Add a little distress oxide color to the die cut edges.

7. Cut spare paper from panel 3 to place behind the openings in the moon. Add Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone to the remaining portion of panel 3. Die cut the stars from this panel once dry. You may need a metal shim and to run it through your machine a few times.

8. Determine placement of sentiment. Stamp with Embossing and Watermark Ink, sprinkle on White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.

9. Adhere the moon with one layer of foam tape and the mountains with two layers.

10. Add stars throughout with liquid adhesive.

11. Add Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard throughout the background and along edges of mountain and moon.

12. Place panel on an A2 card base with a strong adhesive since it will be pretty warped.

You might also want to check out the Happy Mail Envelope Stamp Set and the Banners and Strips Die Set.

One lucky winner will win a £50/$50 Giftcard to Tonic Studios and the Shoot for the Moon Bundle! To enter comment on every blog in the hop by 11:59pm PST on January 3, 2021. The winner will be announced on January 5th, 2021 on Instagram and Facebook so make sure you’re following all Tonic accounts!

Thanks for visiting!

Maria Willis

Michelle Short

Mindy Eggen


Amber Rain Davis

Daniel West

Ilda Dias

Jen Kray

Jennifer Kotas

Lydia Fiedler

60 thoughts on “Tonic Studios Shoot for the Moon Stamp Club Blog Hop & Giveaway”

  1. Shhhhh, don’t tell, but this is my favorite card, background and feeling from the card of the entire hop!! Wow. Looking close is amazing, I’ll bet its gorgeous in person!, love it!

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  2. Gorgeous card, I loved how you explained each step with so much clarity. The two panels that you’ve created are so beautiful. I love the final look of the moon on the star studded sky which is perfect. I think not only stamp set is an amazing product but I got to add tonic products to my stash as well.. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Thank you for sharing this with us

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  3. Thank you for sharing, I love your card. Now don’t shoot me, but at first glance, I saw something eating your moon. Too much wine for me. lol Love your card.

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  4. I like the thin layer of green glitter edging the mountains; giving just that hint of highlight without being overdone. Your cards look fantastic! Keep creating!

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