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Friday, 27 August 2021

Stamp Club Christmas Rose Blog Hop

Hi friends! I’ve had a break away from social media recently, to align my priorities, rest, spend time with family, and to really think about why I papercraft. Maybe like me, you've allowed negative people to rent space in your head at one time or another, so you might understand when I say - they’ve been chucked out! Today,I’m making a gentle return to social media to celebrate a beautiful release by Tonic Studios and illustrated by my wonderful friend Maria Willis of Cardbomb; The set is called Christmas Rose.
What is Stamp Club?

  • Monthly Stamp release to be launched on the last Friday of every month (holidays permitting).
  • Not a subscription based program.
  • Christmas Rose stamp and die set will only be sold as a bundle.
  • Limited stock available.
  • Retail value £39.99 / $39.99 so you receive a £/$5 savings.
  • Exclusive to Tonic Studios. 
  • Inspired by Maria Willis.
  • Tonic dies are amazing and come pre-cut/separated with no burs.
  • Stamps and dies come in high quality plastic envelopes with a tab for labelling and binder holes on the side and are compatible with all Tonic Studios A5 storage folders.
What you will receive
Christmas Rose A5 6"x8" Stamp Set - inspired by Maria Willis - 4527E
Set includes 18 stamps, including one large Christmas rose stamp and selection of sincere sentiments and additional decorative elements.

Christmas Rose A5 6"x8" Die Set - inspired by Maria Willis - 4528E

Set includes 24 dies including dies to cut around your Christmas rose stamps,a classic verso frame, sentiment dies and several iconic holly elements - everything you need to create beautiful cards for the festive season! Largest Die Size: 132mm x 100mm (5.2" x 3.9")

Giveaway!

  • One lucky winner will win a £50/$50 Giftcard to Tonic Studios AND the Christmas Rose bundle!
  • To enter, comment on every blog in the hop by 11:59pm PST on September 1, 2021/ 7:59am GST on September 2, 2021.
  • Winner will be announced on September 3rd, 2021 on IG and FB so make sure you're following all of the Tonic Studios social media accounts!
The Projects
All three of my projects for the launch focus on the main Christmas Rose centerpiece. I like to craft organically and often one project will lead to other ideas and techniques. As I am unfamiliar with the Hellebore or more commonly known as the Christmas Rose, my inspiration came from real flowers this time. 

Project 1- Happy Holidays
When I think of Christmas flowers, I think white and sure enough I found a beautiful traditional Hellebore. Isn't it beautiful!!

Whoops! If you look closely you can see a couple mistakes. I'm still learning with color pencils and feel it's super important to continue on, chances are, you can fix them! 
I've used the border dies you get in the set and created this wonderful cardbase with it. It's smaller than A2 so will easily fit into an A2 envelope. I enjoyed coloring this card and it's another hour or so of pencil experience. 

Project 2 - Merry Christmas
My next project shouts Christmas bling with gold glitter, and colored on navy card. Once again, I've used a photo for inspiration, which is here: The two-tone colors are breathtakingly beautiful.
Although I didn't capture the flowers transparency, coloring directly onto navy card really bring this floral to life. 
Using a white/light pencil to start. 
As this was a Christmas bling card, I've gold heat embossed that pine stamp multiple times then added some white splatter. After adding our yellow pencil to the image, we mat and layered onto glitter cardstock and a navy A2 card blank. You can see some of my detailed strokes below. 
And the finished card is really beautiful! 

Project Three - Sending peace, happiness and joy
My last project is a loose watercolor. I've also masked the image to elongate it onto a mini-slimline card. I've also used this photo as inspiration when selecting my color palette. 
I love the dusty pink shades in the photo above and the turning of the leaves. My last card is a mini slimline watercolor. I masked off the stamp and elongated the design. It was then loosely watercolored with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. 
The sentiments have been white heat embossed onto black card. I really enjoy creating a loose design and think it has such beauty.  
And those are my cards for today, I hope you've enjoyed them. Next on the hop is the incredibly talented Erica AB! 
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I cannot pick a favorite because I'm in love with the stamp set. I will be hopping right along with you as I'm excited to see what all the other amazing crafters have created. It's such a joy to be part of Stamp Club and I want to thank Maria for inviting me to join her hop. She is one of the kindest people I know and I'm grateful to have her in my life. 
Lots of love, Jen Kray (kittenmoose)
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  1. WOW WOW WOW!! Jen, you are amazing and anyone who says differently is not quite right (in the head, that is) All your cards are stunning and I love them all!

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    1. Hi Erica! You're the sweetest lady and I'm so thankful for your kind and gentle words. I do enjoy a blog hop and Maria's designs are always so easy to create with. I also think you're super wonderful awesome!

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  2. Oh my gosh, not only are the real Hellebores gorgeous, but your creations are amazing!!!! I love how you colored all of them. You are very talented. I have never been crazy about Hellebores, but now that I have seen these perfect specimens, I am in love. I don't think that they do well in my area, and that is why I haven't fallen in love with them before. They just don't do well, then die. I'm going to see if I can find a variety that will do well in my southern California garden. I hope that you love your cards as much as I do. They are soooooo pretty!

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  3. wow, what beautiful cards Jen, each one more stunning that the last.

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  4. Stunning coloring and splatters! I LOVE the gold embossed!

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  5. Marisela Delgado said: Wow! Gorgeous cards and colors! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  6. Beautiful - I especially love the colored pencils on dark cardstock. 💗

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  7. Beautiful stamp set and dies in this awesome Stamp Club selection! I love each of the gorgeous cards you created with these lovely designs!

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  8. Oh my goodness Jen, if we had to play spot the mistake there's no way anyone would have seen them! I just adore your colouring technique, snow effects and compositions here. What a fabulous set of cards. I don't know about winning the stamp set, I'd just like those three cards! Bless you. Xx😘

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  9. Love the use of the gold embossing. The pine boughs
    jump off the card. Fantastic collection of cards.
    thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. All of your cards are amazing Jen! Love them!

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  11. Gorgeous cards! You are incredibly talented.

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  12. I adore all your cards. So different to each other but all still so beautiful. xx

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  13. Such beautiful colouring, you put your skills down but I envy them. Gorgeous Stamps too, thank you for the inspiration x

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Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today. I am thankful for the people in my life and although the world seems upside down at the moment, the joy of craft brings us all together.