Fountain Terrace

Hello and happy Tuesday everyone! Hope your week has started well! It’s TaeEun here today. I’m sharing two cards with you which I made with the focus on the Scenes: Fountain Terrace cling stamp.

I made two almost-one-layer cards with the Scenes: Fountain Terrace. On my first card I created a poppy field in a park using Fresh Cut Poppies outline. And on the second card I water colored the scene as my main image. I chose the sentiment from Beautiful Day Bicycle, just the right sentiment for the scene of a peaceful park.

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To start off my first card I stamped and colored the poppy field first. I stamped the poppies in Coralline hybrid and the leaves in Soft Garden along with masking when needed. I then colored the image with Copic markers and added some shine on the poppies using a clear glitter pen. The Scenes: Fountain Terrace was stamped in Crystal Pewter after masking the poppy field. I added the sentiment from  Beautiful Day Bicycle in Noir. I glued the panel on a black card base, a thin part of it showing on the left edge. I finished off by adding some sequins from Valentine Frosting, Elf Stockings Couture Mix and Glass Slippers sequins mix.

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For the second card I stamped the Scenes: Fountain Terrace on a mixed media paper using Aqua markers in brown and in green on the trees. I colored the scene using Zig brush markers. I drew some clouds in the sky. I then die cut the panel with Double Stitched Rectangle dies. I used the biggest die, but as I wanted to make the panel slightly smaller than A2, I cut it once again after shifting the die slightly to one corner. You can use our Double Stitched Rectangle small die set which contains in-between sizes. The sentiment was stamped in ombre using True Navy and Ocean Teal. I foam mounted the panel on a navy card base. I liked this as is, so left it without any embellishment.

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The Ton Challenge

The cue word for the March Challenge at The Ton Challenge blog is LUCKY!  One winner will get $50 gift certificate to our Shop. On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

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That’s it from my side today!  Thank you so much for visiting our blog and I hope I could inspire you with my cards today.

Have a happy crafty day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Thoughtful Poppies

Hello everyone!! Brenda, here!! Welcome to my first blog post as a design team member for The Ton!! I was so humbled and honored when Effie invited me to be a part of this amazing team!! The Ton is my favorite stamp company…I just love their beautiful floral designs, so it was a no-brainer for me to say yes. I am new to blogging, so please bear with me…I am always open to ideas or ways to improve. Anyway, on to the card…

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I absolutely love the Thoughtful Poppies stamp set…the way the poppies are drawn is so realistic that it just pops off the page…perfect for adding more dimension. I stamped the image onto heavy white cardstock with black ink and colored with copic markers. Colored pencils combined with copics are my favorite way to make an image pop…so that’s exactly what I did. I highlighted the center of the flower with a yellow gel pen. The Just Saying Hello sentiment is also from the Thoughtful Poppies stamp set. it was stamped with clear embossing powder and heat embossed white embossing powder onto purple cardstock.. I trimmed the sentiment and used a square punch to create the banner end. The sentiment is popped up onto some fun foam for a little dimension. The panel was die cut and then matted with purple cardstock and attached to a white card base. A sprinkling of sequins from the Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix finished off the card. Here are a couple of close-ups…

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That’s it for me today!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Brenda

Love and best wishes

Hello and happy Monday friends, ! It’s Mayline here today with a spring feeling card using a no-line watercolor painting technique. For this card I used  our Beautiful Butterflies 1 stamp set, Always Cherry Blossoms stamp set, Bokeh Burst – Heart stamp set and Brushed Love stamp set.

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To start off, I stamped a cherry blossoms image from Always Cherry Blossoms stamp set  and a butterfly image fromBeautiful Butterflies 1 stamp set using Distress ink “Scattered Straw”on watercolor paper. Next I used watercolor paint for coloring using a no-line watercolor technique.

 

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Next I stamped another butterfly image from our  Beautiful Butterflies 1 stamp set using Distress ink “Scattered Straw”on anther watercolor paper. I then used watercolor paint for coloring using a no-line watercolor technique. After that I fussy cut it and adhered it to the stamped paper with 3D foam tape. Lastly I stamped the word “love” from our Bokeh Burst – Heart stamp set, and stamped “and best wishes” from our Brushed Love stamp set in in Noir dye ink  on the paper.

 

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HOPE YOU JOIN US FOR THE MARCH CHALLENGE AT THE TON’S CHALLENGE BLOG!

THE THEME FOR MARCH IS “LUCKY

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 There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

Thank you for stopping by

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New Design Team Members

Hello and welcome back to our blog! Today’s post is a special one because we are announcing the addition of three new wonderfully talented members to our team! Please join me in welcoming:

Janette Kausen

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Hello, Hello! I am Janette Kausen, I am the wife of my high school sweetheart and the mother of 4 amazing daughters (2 in elementary, 2 in college). We raise our family in the citrus rich community of Exeter, California. We grow oranges, almonds, cherries, grapefruit and recently added persimmons to our commodities. You may have even had our locally grown goodness at your grocer or even at your table. I am an old soul with a Type A personality. Crafting allows me to decompress from the stresses of everyday life. I find my Creative Bliss in being a Paper Crafter, Stamper, Copic & Watercolor Lover, Quilter, Aspiring Modern Calligrapher and overall ProCraftinator! I am so honored to be a part of the talented Ton team. If you’ve followed me for long you know what a huge fan I am! You can follow my blog here.

Here are some of Janette’s wonderful Ton creations:

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Lisa Harrolle

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Hi everyone!  My name is Lisa Harrolle.  I’ve been married to a great guy for almost 30 years and we raised three wonderful young women together.  I’m a mid-western girl, born and raised in Illinois.  I’m self employed and work from home so most days will find me sneaking off to my craft room for a little card making fun.    I started paper crafting back in 2004 when scrapbooking won my heart.  I didn’t really start making cards until a few years ago when I discovered the wonderful non profit organization Operation Write Home who supplied handmade cards to service members overseas.  Making over 100 cards in just a couple months really gets you hooked!   While stamping is a passion of mine, it’s dies that are my true addiction.  I love working with my die cutting machine and building layers onto my cards and I’ve never met a coordinating die set I didn’t need.
I’m so honored to be a member of  The Ton’s design team.  These talented ladies inspire me every day with their creations and I hope I can add a little inspiration to the mix too.   You can find my blog here.
Here are some of Lisa’s gorgeous Ton creations:
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Brenda Noelke
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Hello everyone!! My name is Brenda. I live in a small town in MO. I’ve been married to my wonderful husband, Doug, for almost 20 years (in April)! We have two fur babies, Bailey & Sidney, both golden retrievers!! I must have been a dog in a former life, because I LOVE all dogs. Doug & I own & operate a two-truck, monster truck racing business (he drives, I don’t…wink), which involves a lot of travel on the weekends, putting on shows around the country. I have always had a creative side, especially a love for coloring. I even won a coloring contest when I was in grade school & won several tickets to Six Flags. During high school & college I airbrushed T-shirts at Six Flags. I became involved in papercrafting through scrapbooking, which I did for several years. The last couple of years I have become addicted to card making. I LOVE coloring flowers with all different mediums, including inks, Copic markers, watercolor, Zig watercolor markers, colored pencils, etc. Clean and simple cards that let the stamped image shine are my favorite, that’s why I love The Ton stamps…they are so beautiful!!! I am soooooo excited to be joining this team of talented artists at The Ton!!! My blog can be found here (bear with me, as I am new to this blogging thing), but Instagram is my jam (@mypapercutcreations).
Here are some of Brenda’s stunning Ton creations:
Please join me in welcoming Janette, Lisa and Brenda to our team! We can’t wait to see all the inspiration from these talented ladies!
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WE HOPE YOU JOIN US FOR THE MARCH CHALLENGE AT THE TON’S CHALLENGE BLOG!

THE THEME FOR MARCH IS “LUCKY

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 There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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Hi everyone!   It’s TaeEun here with a very special post. We are so excited to join the super fun 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  The Ton is proud to be a super sponsor and flash sponsor for this hop. You can link up your newly created coffee, tea, and/or cocoa projects with Spring theme for a chance to win many prizes, including three (3) $10 gift certificates to The Ton!

This hop runs from Friday, March 24 – Friday, March 31. Winners will be announced on Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog on Sunday, April 2nd. See all the details HERE.

I made a card using our Tea Party stamp set as main element and added a bouquet of roses using small rose image included in the Scripty Alpha Lower stamp set to give the card a fresh and warm feeling of the Spring 🙂 .

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As I wanted water color the images, I used Bristol smooth paper. I stamped the tea cup set on the right with polka dot first in embossing ink and heat embossed them using Rose Gold embossing powder. After masking the first set, I stemped the mirror image of the cup on the left using the Mirror stamp. I used for this a black pigment ink so that I could heat emboss the cup in Rose Gold as well. I heat embossed the rose pattern on the second cup in rose gold. I masked the cup, then stamped and heat embossed the saucer.

To create the rose bouquet in the vase I used several stamp sets. The vase is from Lone Poppy, stamped in Crystal Pewter. The roses are from the Scripty Alpha Lower stamp set. I stamped three roses, two in Coralline Hybrid and one in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake (I stamped it without cleaning the stamp after using it with Coralline, so that it looks yellow-orange.). To stamp the stems and leaves I masked the roses. I borrowed the stem from Fresh Cut Garden Roses, stamped using Soft Garden and Bright Fern. The leaves are from the Wild Peonies stamp set.

After done with stamping, I colored the image using Zig brush markers and blended Coralline Hybrid and Vanilla Frosted Cupcake on the bottom part of the card. The sentiment is from the Caffeine Crush set. I stamped it in Noir on some white cardstock and again in embossing ink to clear heat emboss it. I cut it in a fishtail banner and matted it with a orange strip I made by blending Coralline Hybrid.

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To assemble the card I cut the front panel using the biggest Double Stitched Rectangle die. To trim the left edge I positioned the die slightly to the right and cut the panel again. I added a strip of rose gold glitter tape on the left edge of the card base and glued the panel flat on it. The sentiment was foam mounted. I finished off the card by adding a few sequins from Flamenco Sunset, I Dream in Peach, Cinderella’s Ride Couture Mix and Glass Slippers sequins mix.

I hope you enjoyed my card today. Don’t forget to hop over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog with a cup of coffee, tea or cocoa ready in your hand 🙂 , as there are so many other participants playing along in this hop.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Hopping!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Designer: Amy Kolling

Hi everyone!  Amy Kolling here for my second guest post this month.  Spring is definitely here where I live so bringing out all the flowers I have from The Ton, Fresh Cut Tulips was at the top of my list!
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This is a wonderful layering stamp set that just gets more beautiful as you stamp the layers!  I started with a trimmed down white panel where I began stamping my tulips in yellow, pink, and berry colors of ink from my stash.  The back of the stamp set packaging gives you a helpful guide to follow when stamping the various layers.  I masked off the middle flower to stamp the ones on either side.  The stems were stamped in shades of green and really made the tulips come to life!
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For a sentiment, I decided to go bold and black because I really wanted it to stand out from the tulips.  My sentiment, from Thanks a Bunch, was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I layered my tulip panel onto some Stone cardstock instead of white that I would normally do.  Just give the layer a different look!  For embellishments, I added a variety of clear sequins with Multi Matte Medium.
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Thanks so much for joining me here today!

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Hello friends^^Eunji here.Today  I am making a floral card using our new Floral Border Coordinating Die.This single die will cut out the inner negative space of our Floral Border image. It is so useful.Then let’s start!!

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I started heat embossing with clear embossing powder with Floral Border Cling Background stamp on 4*6 inch watercolor card stock.And colored using Dr.Ph.Martin & Holbein drawing ink.After it dried cutting out the inner negative space with Floral Border Coordinating Die.Next step is stamping a the girl image stamp from City Girls: Retail Therapy stamp set on watercolor paper and coloring is watercolor paint then fussy cut leaving thin white border.I stamped sentiment stamp on watercolor paper with Noir ink.(which Bokeh Burst – Heart)And I put up paper piece on the card panel.First floral border inner negative space paper piece adhered to the black card stock on white card panel with tape.Next added flora border with foam tape.And I attach a sentiment and girl paper piece to the floral border with foam tape.I drew the shinny image on black card stock with white pen.Lastly added some sequins.I using our Soft Mint Gelato Couture Mix.

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Thank you for stopping by and see you soon~

 

HOPE YOU JOIN US FOR THE MARCH CHALLENGE AT THE TON’S CHALLENGE BLOG!

THE THEME FOR MARCH IS “LUCKY

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 There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

 

Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Lucky”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by March 31, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

PLEASE VISIT THE TON’S CHALLENGE BLOG FOR MORE INFO.

 

 

 

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You Make Me Happy

Hi peeps. Vera here. What attracted me to The Ton on the first place is their flower sets. I think The Ton have some of the most beautiful flower sets that’s available out there. And, one of my favorite is this Sending Peonies set.

And, let me just say that when Effie told us that she’s coming out with coordinating dies for the set, I squealed with delight. I’ve been wanting to use this set to create a card where the flowers actually hanging out of the card, just like my card today.

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I make the card base skinnier than usual card size, so it can still fit on standard size envelope. Stamped and heat embossed the peonies with glittery gold embossing powder and then I colored it watercolor marker. Once that done, I die cut the image and adhere it to the card base.

I think by making the flower hanging out of the card base create a more fun visual interest. then, I thought it was a bit too plain, so I added a butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies 1 (cut with its coordinating dies). The sentiment is from Got You set.

I still feel something missing once I did all of this, so to tie all the design together, I decided to add a little bit more details with random stenciling. Then, I am happy with the result. Sometime it’s a balance of deciding when to add and when to stop.

Here’s a close up look of the flowers. Those glitters really shiny, right?!
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I hope you love this card as much as I love making it. That’s all from me today. Thank you for stopping by here and don’t forget to play along with our current March challenge. You can find all the info and enter the challenge HERE.

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Cheers….. 🙂

Vera

Poppy Bouquet

Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here and I’m taking over the blog today with this beautiful bouquet of layer stamped poppies using our Fresh Cut Poppy stamp set and the new Coordinating Die. I know there are some of you out there intimidated by layer stamping, but this set is very easy to layer. I used both Misti stamping tool and just ordinary acrylic blocks to stamp the images, and I absolutely had no issues.

Let’s take a look at the card!

 

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Here’s how I created this card!

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  • Then I stamped the Stripe Addict Cling Background stamp on the smooth white cardstock in our Lofty Mint and Bright Emerald Dye ink to create the background panel. I used rock-and-roll technique to darken the bottom right corner just a bit. I cut this panel down to 4×5.5″ panel.
  • I die cut the base using the coordinating die and colored in our Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline dye ink using the sponge daubers. I added some interest by applying shimmer pen all over the vase.
  • On a white A2 card base, I adhered the Silver Glitter tape, and the background panel on top. Then I arranged all the dye cut images on the card, some using 3M foam tape to create bit of dimension.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Fresh Cut Poppies Coordinating Outlines stamp set on the black cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed in white. I trimmed it down and adhered it on the card with the foam tape.
  • I finished the card off by adding some Glass Slippers sequins and Clear Dew Drops. I also added some white dots and highlights with white gel pen.

 

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Also…

Hope you join us for the March challenge at The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG!

The theme for March is “Lucky

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 There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

 

Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Lucky”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by March 31, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

Please visit The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG for more info.



 

That’s it from me today! Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoyed the card! Have an amazing day! Happy crafting!

hugs,

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Video: Bokeh Burst Peony Hugs

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Hello everyone! I’m back with another project and video using our Bokeh Burst Round and Wild Peonies stamp sets.

I started off by Rose Gold embossing the large burst stamp from our Bokeh Burst Round set on a white card panel.  Then I embossed the outline images of the peony and leaves (except that one solid leafy image).  Then I colored in the outline images with zig markers. For the peony, I used Sugar Almond Pink and Peach Pink.  For the greens, I used May Green, Cobalt Blue and Marine Green.

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After I colored everything in, I die cut the florals and burst with the coordinating dies. Next I added stitching to the Burst panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Small) set.  I was left with a nice thin frame which I set aside for another project. Next I blended some Caribbean Turquoise Dye Ink onto an A2 side folding base and then adhered the Burst panel onto the base. Next I popped up the sentiment and peonies over my die cut window and finished off the card by adding some Clear Drops in 7mm and 5mm sizes. I went for a scattered look with the drops.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! Thanks for stopping by!

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Have you entered your “lucky” project into The Ton’s Challenge Blog this month? The theme is LUCKY! you have until the end of the month to get your project in to be eligible for a $50 gift certificate to The Ton!