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How To Make Backgrounds & Borders Stamp Cards | Tonic Studios

Backgrounds & Borders is the new addition to the Tonic Studios Stamp Club and you’re gonna want to grab it! Learn how to create fun and unique handmade cards and leave comments along the hop to enter to win!

Tonic Studios Backgrouns & Borders Stamp & Die Bundle

If you made your way here from my friend, Vicky Papaioannou’s blog, then you arrived at the beginning of the hop. For more deets on the release visit the US and UK Tonic Studios pages.

I have a set of three cards to showcase Tonic Studios Backgrounds and Borders Stamp and Die Bundle.

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Backgrounds and Borders Stamp & Die Bundle

Tonic Studios has wowed me again with their Backgrounds and Borders Stamp & Die Bundle. Their bundles designed with efficiency and ease of use in mind.

Simply load a border stamp in your MISTI or another stamp positioner, stamp, shift your cardstock exactly 1″, and repeat to create a full background. Plus, the dies work within the negative space of the borders, and just look at those word dies. Yes, please!

The Tonic Studios Stamp Club is released on the last Friday of each month. It’s not a subscription-based program. However, each stamp and die bundle is a limited release. So get your Backgrounds and Borders Stamp & Die Bundle before it’s gone.

Herringbone & Heartfelt Corsage

Don’t you just love the charming hand-drawn herringbone pattern? It was difficult to choose one pattern so I mixed two in my first card.

Tonic Studios Heartfelt Corsage

To start, I stamped a full background panel with Altenew Pastel Sunrise and Winter Lake Crisp Dye Inks. Then I die-cut Miss and You from the background panel.

Tonic Studios Backgrounds & Borders Stamp & Die Bundle

Next, I swiped Winter Lake ink onto a separate piece of white cardstock to back the negative die-cut sentiments. Finally, I stamped the largest bouquet from Tonic Studios Heartfelt Corsage in Winter Lake ink and Copic colored the image.

Copic Markers

Flower Petals | Y32, YR02, E93
Leaves | YG23, YG67
Stamen | B97

Heartfelt Corsage was the first Stamp Club set. Unfortunately, it’s sold out so I made a note I made a note of that on the listing below.

HUGS. That is all.

My second card showcases the amazing word dies included in this bundle. This clean and simple design was a result of me smearing the ink on my stamped background panel.

Hugs. That is all.

I LOVE negative space sentiment strip die-cuts like this. Simply, cut your cardstock to the size of the die, align the edges of the cardstock to the die, tape it in place, and run it through your die-cutting machine for a perfect sentiment strip every time.

Tonic Studios Backgrounds & Borders Stamp & Die Bundle

Here I used Neenah Epic Black 165lb cardstock for a hefty feel without the need to stack multiple die-cuts. The sub-sentiment is just printed directly onto the 4.25 x 5.5-inch card front. Clean, simple, and effective.

Use Your Leftovers

Of course, I couldn’t let the herringbone letters from my first card go to waste, so I repurposed them on my last card. This hexagon stamp works with the hexagon die. Vary the look of the pattern by changing the amount of space between the stamped images.


The solid hexagon stamp colors two hexagons at a time allowing for quick coloring. Here I used Altenew Pastel Sunrise and Chamomile Crisp Dye Inks.

Thinking of You Card

Negative space sentiment die-cuts add a modern vibe to this card and inlaying the herringbone letters from the first card add one more pop of soft color. That’s a wrap on the cards. Do let me know your favorite in the comments. Now let’s get to the prizes!

・・・ Thank You ・・・


One lucky winner will win a £50/$50 Giftcard to Tonic Studios and the Backgrounds & Borders Bundle!

Tonic Studios Backgrounds & Borders Stamp & Die Bundle

To enter, comment on every blog in the hop by 11:59 pm PST on February 3, 2021/7:59 am GST on Feb. 4, 202. The winner will be announced on February 5th, 2021 on IG and FB so make sure you’re following all Tonic accounts!

Watercolor Stamping

Try your hand at stamping with watercolor. This technique is super easy and produces unique results.

Featuring Tonic Studios Heartfelt Corsage, but this can be done with any stamp set. Learn more here.

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Channin Pelletier
Daniel West
Erica Andersson-Burke
Ilda Dias
Jen Kray
Laura Bassen
Maria Willis
Marie Heiderscheit
Vicky Papaioannou


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  1. Brenda McKinley says:

    Those stamps and dies are so versatile… You can do so much with them. Love your cards!

  2. Karin Friederichs says:

    Such a clean design. What different ways to use this stamp & die set.

  3. It never seizes to amaze me the beautiful cards that are created. LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE!

  4. These stamps and dies are so diverse! I love your cards.

  5. Judy Lambert says:

    Great talent and products really are cool!!

  6. Monica Bagchi says:

    Very versatile stamps and dies. Beautiful cards!

  7. I love these! There are so many great ways to use these stamps/dies!

  8. Rob Keogh says:

    I love, love, love these stamps and dies, thanks for the inspiration with these beautiful cards.

  9. Love the simplicity of these. Very pretty

  10. Simple and georgeous

  11. Such clean and simple fun!

  12. Lovely designs, thank you for sharing with us.

  13. Nina Salem says:

    Lovely design thank you for sharing!

  14. I LOVE this set! Your cards are great. I especially like the black and white Hugs card.

  15. Margaret McGettigan says:

    I love the way you got more bang for your buck by using the positive and the negative. Great to be intro new crafters to follow on YouTube.

  16. Roxanne Tellini says:

    These are some FUN cards. My favorite of the backgrounds are the hexagons; did you just stamp them or are they embossed with powder? I can’t quite tell as they look slightly dimensional. The minimalist card is great too. It makes me laugh. (it makes me think of a certain sci fi character’s line “I have spoken.”)

  17. Beverly Baxley says:

    I appreciate these designed cards and like the simplicity of the graphics. Looking forward to seeing more of your art.

  18. Sharon Knight says:

    I really like these cards. Simple but cool. Love the border and die set!

  19. Gorgeous palettes on these elegant designs, fab showcase of the new Stamp Club!

  20. Hugs to you for sharing

  21. Love your cards as always. You help me think outside the box.

  22. Bev Karolak says:

    Beautiful cards Amber! Love the hexagons. 🙂

  23. Joni Mastronardi says:

    What fun cards.

  24. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Very pretty cards and fun to use up left overs for card making too : ) Fun and inspirational!

  25. Awesome cards and love your color choices.

  26. Awesome cards Amber, I realy can’t say wich one is my favorite. I love them all.
    Great background and border bundle.
    Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration, stay safe and have a great weekend.

  27. Kathryn E Waller says:

    Love the HUGS1

  28. Amy Miller says:

    Love the mix of floral and geometric, beautiful cards!

  29. Boryana Y says:

    Wonderful cards! This stamp and die set looks so versatile!

  30. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Awesome cards! I love the yellow hexagons!

  31. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    I really like geometric stamps but don’t know how to use them. Awesome cards and really fun backgrounds.

  32. Yvonne Boucher says:

    Love your cards, Amber. This is such a versatile release!

  33. Love the clean and simple designs, especially the HUG set! I love making a bunch of backgrounds at one time to save for later.

  34. Michele W says:

    Great cards! My favorite is the clean and simple “Hugs That’s all” card but I really liked all the cards and the great block letter word dies. Thanks for sharing!

  35. Mary Anne Feller says:

    The floral card … sigh❤️

  36. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such gorgeous cards. Love the colors and designs…
    Thanks for sharing…

  37. Anuska Garai says:

    Very versatile stamp & die set🤗

  38. Ann Kulseth says:

    Love the inspiration… beautiful cards.

  39. Shubhangi Chopra says:

    Great Ideas and lovely cards..

  40. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome cards! Love the designs of these stamps and dies! I love the way you used the sentiments!

  41. Marisela Delgado says:

    Such cool cards!

  42. Susan YOUNG says:

    I really like the Hugs and that’s all card, super clean and simple.

  43. April Cowans says:

    Thank you for sharing. I don’t usually make my own backgrounds but now I am inspired to give it a try !

  44. I have many border and pattern stamps that often go unused. Thanks for the inspiration.

  45. Carrie Erickson says:

    Lovely cards! I absolutely love the floral card. So beautiful.

  46. JoAnne Rebello says:

    Amber. Your clean graphic style warms my heart.

  47. Linda Stead says:

    Great ideas! Thank you. I love the idea of Hugs That is all. So simple and could be used with a lot of different sentiments.

  48. Thank you for the inspiration.
    The stamps and dies are great.
    I have ideas going through my brain already.

  49. Lisa Achilles says:

    Love this kit. The hugs card is my fav.

  50. Karen Warnes says:

    Fantastic! Thank You!

  51. Lori Spitzer says:

    Well, Amber, you done it again! Nailed it! I adore that floral card and the cool subtle background in that light peach color. The color scheme of that card is to be emulated and revered. 😍 Then there is the hilarious “that is all” subtext of the “HUGS” card. Made me laugh out loud, it did. And if you can’t find something good to say about a hexagon design, then what can you say? About anything? Wow – I would give my eye teeth to have your design sense. You got it lady! Up, down and in spades! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for inspiring so many of us so much!!

  52. Kimberly Hopper says:

    Those are great, thanks for the inspiration!

  53. Rose Johnson says:

    Great stamp set and so many creative ways to use!

  54. Giselle D. says:

    I love those big sentiments. I prefer CAS cards and this stamp and die set is perfect for that style. Awesome cards as usual!

  55. Georgann S says:

    Thanks for the reminder to use negative space. Lovely cards!

    1. These cards are so simplistic but very effective, thank you so much for your inspiration and sharing it with us.

  56. Love the versatility of this set.

  57. Brenda L Kuder says:

    I love your cards! I think it is a great stamp and die bundle!

  58. Beautiful cards and terrific kit! Thanks for the ideas!

  59. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Fabulous work – love how you don’t let anything go to waste – very inspiring

  60. Great set. Love the variety.

  61. Tina Cuetara says:

    This is a very creative Tonic set. Thanks for the ideas.

  62. Patricia K Valker says:

    These are grand!

  63. Charlotte Taylor says:

    Love the cards and your color combinations.

  64. Christie Brooks says:

    Oh, I do like the soft colors used with the flowers. The purple Miss You really pops. This set is so versatile! Tonic did it again!!

  65. Sharon Nichols says:

    Love the way you have used these backgrounds and borders. Very inspirational!

  66. Angel Heart says:

    You have such soft and pleaseant approach Amber and I thoroughly enjoy watching you create.

  67. Andrea Liliom says:

    The rose one is truly my favourite! So simple and yet the colour combination is so good! Thank you for the inspiration!

  68. These are so lovely! Of course I missed a video because I love watching you bring these products to life! I love these stamp club products!

  69. Clare Brabander says:

    The hexagon card is my favorite. Great stamp set.

  70. Heat embossing is one of my favorite techniques so your cards filled my heart with happy! Thanks for sharing your talent

  71. Genia Goltz says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cards! The border stamps and dies are awesome, just like your work! 😍

  72. Charmaine Blue says:

    Love the stamp and die set. I really liked the third card. Thanks

  73. Sheri Kempke says:

    These new border stamps are awesome–love all the projects you made using them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  74. Katie Baird says:

    Amazing cards! I love this latest set from Tonic Studios. It’s so versatile and I already have so many ideas! Thanks Amber!

  75. Marcia McMahon says:

    Those are beautiful. thank you for the ideas and various ways to use the stamp and dies. Also thank you for the supply list, it is nice to know I have most ofthe supplies and this will not break my banks!

  76. Karin Boschaart says:

    great cards, showing we often overthink our cards.

  77. Fantastic cards, as always, Amber! You are such an inspiration!

  78. Bernadette says:

    These are pretty amazing stamps and dies! Love these backgrounds!

  79. Really cool cards. 💕