Video: Watercolored Today’s Cosmos Card + Free Gift Promo

Hello and welcome back, everyone!! I have a new card and video as well as a promotional free gift with purchase. Scroll down for all the details.

For today’s project, I used our new Today’s Cosmos, 6×6 Photopolymer stamp set.

I started off by embossing the blooms and leaves from our Today’s Cosmos onto watercolor paper using our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored the florals using a combination of Peony, Gamboge and Wisteria Color Bursts. For the leaves, I used Turquoise Color Bursts.

Once my panel was painted, I stamped our sentiment (from the same stamp set) with our Plum Wine dye ink. Then I mounted the panel onto a top folding A2 base and embellished the card using our Glass Slippers Sequins.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! I love the big blooms in this set. The large blooms make it easy to create a project (and they’re so easy and fun to color)!

For today’s promotion, we’re including a free 6×8 Mountains Set and a 4×6 Eagle set in every order over $125.** See details below!

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gift codes/giveaway codes are applied. Please check the order subtotal for the threshold amount. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 22, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them). Please be sure to TYPE IN “MOUNTAINS AND EAGLE” IN THE NOTES OF YOUR ORDER TO RECEIVE THIS PROMOTION. Qualifying orders that do not contain this note will not receive the free stamp.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

Birthday card with watercolored peonies

Hello, everyone! Anna here with a floral card featuring the Coming Up Peonies stamp set.

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I started by stamping the image from Coming Up Peonies onto a watercolor paper and heat embossed it using Rose Gold embossing powder. I colored the beautiful bouquet with my Holbein Watercolors and fussy cut it.

To create the background, I ink blended Rose Quartz Dye and Vanilla Frosted Cupcake onto a piece of white cardstock, stamped Modern Plaid Cling Background and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered the vellum panel to the background and foam mounted it on the cardbase.

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Then, I adhered the bouquet of peonies on the vellum panel. The ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment was stamped on a strip of a kraft cardstock with Versamark Ink and heat embossed in white.

Next, I added a few sequins from Pink Diamond Couture Mix to finish it up.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great Friday!

Anna

Video: Put on Your Power Pumps! + Free GWP Promo

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

Hey, everyone! I’m back with another card and video using our new and fabbbbbulous Power Pumps set!!

I started off by gold glitter embossing our Glass Windows cling stamp onto black cardstock. Next, I stamped our lone Power Pump onto white cardstock using a combination of our layering inks:

  1. Smoky Quartz + Crystal Pewter for the first layer
  2. Caviar Hybrid Ink for the second dark layer
  3. Red Sangria Hybrid for the heel
  4. Combination of Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Beach Blondie, Peach Blossom and Warm Hazelnut for the inside of the shoe

Once my shoe was all stamped out, I die cut it with it’s coordinating die. Then I created a smaller white rectangular panel which I blended some Bright Emerald Dye ink onto. This is going to give my pump a nice glow to emphasize it. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the same set with our Caviar ink.

Then I started assembling my card since all my stamping was complete. I had trimmed my glass windows panel a little bit in the beginning so I mounted that onto a side folding A2 base. Then I adhered the white emerald blended panel onto the base with dimensional foam tape. Next, I mounted the pump using more foam tape and finally added some Glossy Black sequins around the sentiment to complete my card.

How fabulous is this card? I love the clean and chic finish that the Glass Windows background gives to the project.

For today’s promotion, we’re adding a Rose Terrace cling stamp to every order over $75. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gifts codes/giveaway codes are applied. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 19, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them). Please be sure to TYPE IN ROSE TERRACE CLING IN THE NOTES OF YOUR ORDER TO RECEIVE THIS PROMOTION. Qualifying orders that do not contain this note will not receive the free stamp.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Blue Birthday Peony

Hi peeps! How’s it going? Vera here, bringing you mid week inspiration on behalf of The Ton.

With the recent anniversary release, there are many beautiful sets for me to play with. But, I have one set that I didn’t get a chance to play with during the release party, the Peony Close Up Cling Background stamp! And, am pretty excited the way my card turned out using this set.

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To start, I stamped and heat embossed the flower with Rose Gold embossing powder on a piece of watercolor cardstock. Then I watercolor the flower with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set. With the winter weather still going strong, I decided to color it with cool tone. Let it dry.

On hindsight, I should have taped the paper before I watercolor it, so the paper stay flat, but I forgot. Luckily, strong good glue, helped to straighten the paper. 🙂 Die cut the word happy using Peony Laurel Coordinating Dies. Pop the word out and adhere the flower panel to the card base.
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I repeat the die cutting process three more times on a white cardstock and layered them to make the word happy stands out more. Then, I stamped and heat embossed the word “Wishing You A” and “Birthday” from Peony Laurel set. Trim the label and adhere to card.
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I finished the card by adding my favorite embellishment, the mix size dew drops. Hah… when it comes to embellishing my flower cards, this is my go to item. I need a box full of them!!

Well, this weekend I am hosting a crafting day with my girlfriends, so I am hoping I can finish a few cards. Lofty goal, I know, as usually we tend to chat more than actually finishing any card. 😉

That’s all for me today peeps. I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. Thank you for stopping by here and may the rest of your week goes on wonderfully. Cheers….

Giveaway Winners

Hello and welcome back! I’m popping in today to announce the winners of our 4th Anniversary Release giveaways! I’m a few days late with this post so I apologize for the delay!

Release Debut Post Giveaway Winner: Becky Green

Blog Hop Day 1 Winner – Susan Young

Blog Hop Day 2 Winner – Linda Knox

Blog Hop Day 3 Winner – Angie Hollins

Blog Hop Day 4 Winner – Ericka Strange

Congratulations to our giveaway winners! Please choose a stamp set from our 4th Anniversary Release and email us at HELLO@THETONSTAMPS.COM within 48 hours to claim your giveaway. Please include GIVEAWAY WINNER in the subject line. Please also include your shipping address in the body of the email.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Special Day Lanterns & Peony Close Up

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of cards showcasing two new stamp sets from our 4th Anniversary Release.

Did you enjoy our Release and mini blog hops? Surely you’ve gotten lots of inspiration while hopping along with my team mates and amazing guest designers! I have chosen two new stamp sets today to showcase, Special Day Lanterns and Peony Close Up cling background stamp.

The first card was made using the smallest lantern image from Special Day Lanterns . I wanted to make a card in a clean and simple style instead of making a scene on the whole panel which you could create very easily using the set.

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I started off by heat embossing three small lanterns on some clear acetate piece in copper embossing powder. I then heat embossed the candle in silver and the flame in gold. Unfortunately I didn’t use a heat-resistant acetate so that my piece get warped a bit even though I was very careful with the heat tool.

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To make the front panel with a subtle texture I heat embossed the Modern Plaid background on a white panel in white pearl embossing powder. I cut off the part where I wanted to place the acetate with the lanterns. The sentiment is from Special Day Lanterns set as well. I stamped it in Noir on the front panel.

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The background was created directly on the white cardbase. I masked off the upper and lower part of the front of the cardbase and blended Lemon Drop, Parisian Blue and Grape Crush on the open area to represent the candle light in the night sky. I splattered white opaque watercolor on it and let it dry. I added some white little stars from Blue Ice Couture Mix.

Next I stamped the floral cluster three times to decorate the lanterns. I stamped the flowers in Soft Garnet, Red Sangria Hybrid ink, Lemon Drop and Coralline Hybrid, and the leaves in Soft Garden on some white cardstock. I fussy cut the floral clusters and set them aside.

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I adhered the acetate piece to the front panel and foam mounted it on the cardbase. The floral clusters were added using some foam adhesives and I went over the flowers with a clear glitter pen to finish off the card.

Next card is showcasing the gorgeous Peony Close Up cling stamp!

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I wanted to have the outlines of the image in coordinating colors. So I stamped the stamen in Lemon Drop, the inner petals in Peach Blossom, the outer petals in Red Sangria Hybrid ink and the leaves in Soft Garden on some watercolor paper. After stamping was done I clear heat embossed the whole image.

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I watercolored the image using Color Burst powders. I used yellow and pink tone to color the peony and colored the background in yellow. After the panel was dry I cut it using the biggest Double Stitched Rectangle die. I then added some depth on the petals using Prismacolor colored pencils.

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I chose the sentiment from Scripty Greetings set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of vellum and added it to the front panel before I adhered it on the white cardbase. I used vellum for the sentiment as I didn’t want to cover the beautiful peony 🙂 !

I finished off the card by scattering some sequins from Sugar Coookie Couture Mix.

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That’s it from me today! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards!

Wishing you all a happy and crafty week!

Hugs,

TaeEun

The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 4

Hello and welcome back to blog for the final blog hop of our 4th Anniversary celebration!! We hope you’ve been enjoying our week long celebration. If you missed the previous release days/hops, you can check out our 4th Anniversary Debut post here; Blog Hop Day 1 here; Blog Hop Day 2 here and Blog Hop Day 3 here. Scroll down for giveaway and promo details!

All of our new products are available for purchase now and will begin to ship starting 1/11/19!

Our new Gifted, 6×8 Set is our promotional free gift with purchase GWP set for this release. This set is a free gift with $175* purchase.

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gifts codes/giveaway codes are applied. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

**There must be a new Anniversary 2019 Release product in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

Let’s begin our hop! Here’s the fabulous lineup for today:

  1. The Ton<— You are here
  2. Isha Gupta
  3. Anna Kutsenko
  4. Kymona Tracey
  5. Justine Hovey
  6. Brenda Noelke
  7. Ilina Crouse
  8. Mayline Jung

For today, I have two cards!

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

For my first card, I used our Coming Up Peonies and did a little bit of watercoloring with Ken Oliver Color Bursts.

I started off by white heat embossing this beautiful large peony cluster image from our Coming Up Peonies onto watercolor paper. Once embossed, I did a little bit of loose, wet in wet watercoloring. I started off by applying clean water to the largest peony petals.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!

Then I dropped in bits of Peony Color Bursts and then some Marigold Color Bursts for a two toned look. I used the same pigments for the peony buds. Once the warm colors were down, I used Lime Color Bursts for the stems and leaves. I made sure to watercolor a little bit outside the embossed lines to give it a more artsy effect.

Once I finished painting, I trimmed my panel into a size that’s slightly smaller than A2. Next I stamped the Good Luck sentiment with Caviar Hybrid ink and then added some Clear Rhinestones to finish my card.

I love the amount of white space of the panel against the bright color bursts!

For my next project, I used our Special Day Lanterns.

This is more of a multi step stamp set and the results are really pretty! In the end, you have a multi toned chic lantern with floral elements and a candle.

I started off stamping the lantern frames. The frames should be stamped in three parts. Once the frames were stamped in our Found Topaz and Aspen Cocoa inks, I stamped the leaves of the florals cluster in Bright Emerald and Ocean Teal Dye Ink. Then there are two 2-step floral clusters consisting of four stamps in total. For the larger cluster, I used a combination of Soft Garnet and Red Sangria. For the smaller cluster, I used Amber Citrine and Coralline inks.

Once the frame of my lantern and floral clusters were stamped, I went ahead and stamped the candle. I used our Crystal Pewter first. Then I used the rock and roll technique to partially ink up the right side of the same candle stamp. I then stamped the candle again giving the image a bit of shading. Then I stamped the flame in Amber Citrine and the two step rope stamps in Warm Hazelnut and Found Topaz inks.

Couture Color Inks

I used the same inks for the two smaller lanterns in my card.

Once my lanterns were complete, I stamped my sentiment with our Aspen Cocoa Ink and finished my card by adding some Bermuda Blue sequins.

GIVEAWAYS – We have giveaways everyday on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from our 4th Anniversary Release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. We’ll choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on our blog by January 12. The comment period for all release giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST. 

Now that you’ve seen my projects, head over to the talented Isha’s blog!

Thank you all for celebrating our 4th Anniversary with us the past few days!! It’s truly amazing to make it this far and I hope to continue to introduce fresh and unique designs to this industry for many more years! Thank you again for making this possible!

Hugs,

The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 3

Hello and welcome back to Day 3 of our 4th Anniversary Release Blog Hops! Today, we have a special guest for our blog, Heba Alsibai from My Little Journal. We’re very excited to have her joining us on our blog today! Her talent is truly amazing. She has really inspired me to begin scrapbooking in a traveler’s notebook.

We have giveaways on all 5 days of our release. Head over to our 4th Anniversary debut post here. Day 1 of our blog hops can be found here. Day 2 can be found here.  

For our 4th Anniversary, we released 9 new stamp designs with coordinating dies. 

All of our new products are available for purchase now and new release orders will begin to ship on the 11th!

Our new Gifted, 6×8 Set is our promotional free gift with purchase GWP set for this release. This set is a free gift with $175* purchase.

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gifts codes/giveaway codes are applied. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

**There must be a new Anniversary 2019 Release product in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

**We’re also issuing DOUBLE REWARDS POINTS for all purchases made from January 4 to January 7, 2019 at 7pm EST. 

Let’s move onto to today’s hop!! For today’s lineup we have some very talented guests who specialize in scrapbooking! Let’s start hopping to check out these projects!

  1. The Ton (Heba Alsibai)<— You are here
  2. Tazhiana Gordon
  3. Marsha Farris
  4. Kira Ness
  5. Susan B.
  6. Olga Matyushevskaya
  7. Ilda Dias

For today’s project, Heba used our Hustle and Grind sentiment set to create this awesome traveler’s notebook spread.



I love Heba’s layouts! I’m always so inspired after watching her videos 🙂

GIVEAWAYS – We have giveaways everyday on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from our 4th Anniversary Release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. We’ll choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on our blog by January 12. The comment period for all release giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST. 

We only have one day left to celebrate! Join us tomorrow for the last day of our blog hops to celebrate Year 4. So head on over to the next stop of today’s hop – the awesome Tazhi!

The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 2

Hello and welcome back to Day 2 of our Anniversary Blog Hops! We’re continuing to celebrate our 4th Anniversary! If you missed Day 1 of our hop, head over here (Our Day 1 hop post contains all the details on our free gift with purchase promo and double points promo going on right now). If you missed our Anniversary Release debut blog post, head over here. All of our new products are available for purchase now and new release orders will begin to ship on the 11th.

Today’s lineup of talented team members and guests are:

  1. The Ton<— You are here
  2. Tae Eun Yoo
  3. Svitlana Shayevich
  4. Laura Jane
  5. Chris Dayton
  6. Amy Kolling
  7. Dana Gong
Photo taken against our White Marble Backdrop Board

For my project today, I used our beautiful Smiling Cosmos set. This is our new 4×6 floral cluster stamp. The actual stamp is large! It almost covers an entire 4×6 panel.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!

I started off by heat embossing the floral image onto watercolor paper with our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I did some loose watercoloring with Ken Oliver Color Bursts. For my cosmos petals, I added three different colors: Cerulean Blue, Indigo and Orchid. I love the three toned look to the petals once the paint finally dried.

Once the petals were painted, I painted the leaves with Olive Green color bursts. There are other smaller foliage and sprig elements in the cluster which I painted with Turquoise color bursts. The painting process went very quickly for this card since the design is more stylized.

Once my panel was dried, I die cut the watercolor panel into a stitched A2 panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large Die Collection. I stamped (Caviar Hybrid Ink) my sentiment from the same set, trimmed it out and then popped it up onto my panel. Next, I mounted the painted panel onto a top folding A2 base and added some Gold Medallion sequins to embellish my card.

That’s all from me today! Your next stop on this hop is our super talented DT member Tae Eun!

GIVEAWAYS – We have giveaways everyday on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from our 4th Anniversary Release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. We’ll choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on our blog by January 12. The comment period for all release giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST. 

We still have two more days of hops left! Join us tomorrow and Tuesday to continue celebrating our 4th Anniversary.

The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 1

Hello and welcome back to The Season! Today is the first day of four blog hops. We’ll continue to celebrate our 4th Anniversary with our team and special guests everyday until January 8th.

For our 4th Anniversary, we released 9 new stamp designs with coordinating dies. All products are available for purchase now and will be ready to ship beginning 1/11/19. Head over here to our Anniversary Release debut blog post if you missed it yesterday!

All of our new products are available for purchase now and will begin to ship on January 11. Be sure to scroll down for promotion and giveaway details!

For our mini hop today, we have some super talented guests joining us!

  1. The Ton <—– You are here!
  2. Amy Tsuruta
  3. Renee Day
  4. Lea Lawson
  5. Janette Kausen
  6. Vera Yates
  7. Jana Millen
  8. Laurel Beard

Now that you’ve seen the fabulous lineup, let’s move on to my projects for today!

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

For my first pair of projects, I used our GWP Promotion stamp: Gifted. This set features three different gift box clusters (in addition to individual gift boxes). I really love this set for it’s ability to customize the different tones for each of the different gift boxes in the clusters since they are spaced out. You can just ink up different portions of each stamp creating a multi toned stamped image.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!

This is our promotional free gift with purchase GWP set for this release. This set is a free gift with $175* purchase.This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gifts codes/giveaway codes are applied. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

**There must be a new Anniversary 2019 Release product in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

**We’re also issuing DOUBLE REWARDS POINTS for all purchases made from January 4 to January 7, 2019 at 7pm EST. 

For my first card, I stamped my gift cluster using a variety of our Couture Color Inks (Hot Tourmaline, Bright Emerald, Cosmopolitan Pink, Azurite, Cali Blue and Hollywood Star).

Once stamped, I fussy cut my stamped image (dies are available). Next, I rose gold heat embossed our Delicate Grid background stamp onto white cardstock. Then I created a border using the two largest dies of our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) die collection. Then I assembled my card by mounting the border onto the rose gold embossed background. I additionally popped up my gift cluster.

For my sentiment, I used our Hugs word die (die cut from black cardstock). I adhered this directly onto my background. The Happy Birthday portion of the sentiment is from our Basic Banners (white heat embossed onto black cardstock and popped up). Lastly, I embellished my project using our Gold Medallion Sequins.

For my second card, the process was almost identical with a different background stamp. First, I stamped our Bare Tones background in Cali Blue ink. Then I die cut a white stitched panel using the second die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large Die Collection. Then I assembled the background panel, white stitched panel and Gifted stamped cluster image together. I added our Gold Medallion sequins to complete my card.

For my next pair of cards, I used our layered Power Pumps set which I am currently obsessed with!

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

My first card was very simple (left)! I stamped the three step layered heels stamps in our Caviar Hybrid Ink, Smoky Quartz (highlight) and Red Sangria Hybrid). The sentiment was also stamped in our Caviar. Lastly, I trimmed my panel which I popped up onto a side folding A2 base.

The second card was created in a similar fashion. I just changed up my ink colors (Azurite, Cobalt Breeze and Vanilla Frosted Cupcake) and added more panels to layer my mats for more contrast. I also added the jeweled element to my shoes (stamped in our Caviar Hybrid Ink and Crystal Pewter).

GIVEAWAYS

We have giveaways everyday on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from our 4th Anniversary Release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. We’ll choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on our blog by January 12. The comment period for all release giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST. 

That is all from me today. Thank you for making The Ton a part of your day today! Your next stop on today’s hop is the talented and awesome Amy!

Hugs,