Saturday, December 26, 2020

Shoot for the Moon!

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Merry Day After Christmas!

I've been doing some Gel Press projects lately with my Splash inks - you've seen them on my blog recently - and I find with these inks, that I can't bear to throw my brayer cleaning sheets away!

The inks have an acrylic component but also have transparency (why I love them so much) and the colors mix so beautifully, that they create little Nordic landscapes on the copy paper I roll my brayer on! When I am done printing, I cut these down and stash them with my gel prints for later use on a card, and that's what I have for you today! They have such a northern lights look about them, that I wanted to create a nature scene with this gorgeous new stamp club release. I was super duper torn about whether to use the moon stamp or the amazing embossing moon dies, but I saved the embossing dies for another day. What I can tell you is if you love lunar images, you will love this bundle!

I took the brayer cleaning sheet that looked like an icy fjord - snowy hills surrounding a lake reflecting the aurora borealis to me, and I stamped the tree image from the bundle several times - in the foreground in black ink, and in the background - Rocky Slope - to make it look dimensional. Then I used Metropolis to stamp the moon image, and cut it with the matching die. I made the moon pop out of frame a bit to make it look even bigger. Such pretty, classic images. Just a note when stamping over acrylic inks - be sure and heat set it or let it air dry for a bit, because acrylic is non-porous - I have a very thin layer here, but I still heat set the inks to make sure I didn't smudge them. Smudging is one of my life skills.




Here's what the full release looks like - these bundles are not a subscription - just a while-supplies-last monthly release inspired by my talented friend Maria. So when they are gone, they are gone. Here's what the bundle looks like - see the amazing embossing dies for the moon shapes? The crescent moon and the trees both cut and emboss. Genius.


What I love about these is the packaging is also the storage, which is pretty much my favorite. So it comes in the envelope you see above, which then goes into this snazzy zippered binder, which also comes in a beautiful pale blue here. Like everything Tonic produces, it's very well made. 





I hope you had an amazing Christmas/Hanukkah/Friday, and had a chance to see the Grand Conjunction on Monday. What a year. 

What's funny is, New Year's will look exactly the same for me this year. Staying home - in bed by ten! :) Take that, 2020! I hope yours is whatever you want it to be.
Shoot for the Moon: Stamp Club
[ TNC ]
Tonic Studios - A5 Ringbinder Die...
[ TNC ]
Premium Dye ink Pad : Rocky slope –...
[ PNK ]
Premium Dye ink Pad : Metropolis –...
[ PNK ]
Gel Press 5 x 7 REUSABLE GEL PRINTING...
[ SSS ]
Niji Splash Ink - BLICK art materials
[ BLIC ]
Speedball Soft Rubber Brayer - 3-1/2"
[ BLIC ]
Pre-Cut & Scored Cardstock
[ CTC ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]

Here's some more inspiration and a chance to win! Leave a comment on each blog and you will be entered to win a $50 Tonic gift card AND this bundle!

 Me :) >> Lydia Fiedler << Me :)

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27 comments:

  1. cool storage approach ... and lovely card

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  2. It is reminiscent of a fjord! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I love that awesome background you used for your scene! Beautiful card with these awesome stamps and dies! Great colors!

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  4. Love this card! So many options in this set.

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  5. Amazing. Just amazing. I need this in my life. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

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  6. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Cool card.. it so fun to play with gel plates. I just live the release.. the ideas are endless with it

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  8. Your card is so beautiful! I love how you created the sky- the colors are gorgeous and the moon really pops!

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  9. Oh my gosh. So stunning! And not surprisingly already sold OUT IN. US

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  10. Well, that sold out lickety split! Love your card and the aurora borealis background!

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  11. Thank you for the tip about setting the acrylic inks before stamping over them. I have so much to learn. Beautiful card!

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  12. Wow! The dimension in that plate is gorgeous, grabbed my eye I immediately, I thought it was well planned. A.ma,zing!! Love it when things just happen. This die and stamp set is so organic and beautiful. Cant wait to see more examples in the future.

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  13. This set is fantastic! You have me intrigued about the Splash Ink! I have always like Tonic’s quality of products. Thanks for sharing your pretty card!

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  14. What a gorgeous background for this stunning, huge moon! I'm totally bummed that this kit has sold out before I got my hands on one...

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  15. What a fresh card and the techniques for creating the Northern lights... I loved how you created the magic and with so much newness.. This reminds me of my trip to Iceland and that is what all the great cats are supposed to do. Trigger the best memories in all of us.. Love it totally.. 😍 😍 😍 😍Thank you for sharing with us

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  16. Oh wow, what an amazing background, shows how versitile the stamps and die set is. Love how you have used essentially a waste piece of card for your background, looks stunning, thank you for your idea.

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  17. Thank you Lydia! I actually have 2 gel plates that I've never used, I'll have to try these and actually purchase a couple more last night. Love the project even if I did miss out on the dies.
    Merkey Campbell

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  18. looks love all the colors looks like the northern sky! So inspirational

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  19. Your background with the brayer cleaning sheets looks like the aurora boreal is......fantastic!

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  20. Love love love your background with the trees and moon in front, looks fab.

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  21. This card is just so cool! I am in love with that background, so unique!

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  22. Wow, just love your background,looks amazing with the stamps and dies on it, fabulous inspiration

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  23. Love your background, the die cut and stamps look amazing on it

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  24. Love the sky! Wish my cards turned out like that! Very cool. Keep creating!

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  25. What a beautiful card I love how you have done the background, thank you for sharing

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