Trio of Cards

Hi peeps! How’ thing going? Vera here today. Right after hurricane Harvey, I managed to get out of Houston for a bit to meet up with my whole family. I haven’t seen  my brothers for 3 years, so this was a big deal for me.

Anyway, after a few weeks of no crafting, I am back in full swing and I actually have 3 cards to share with you today. Booyah! 😉

First up is this magnolia beauty featuring the Magnolia Fields Cling Background stamp.

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I start by stamping the image to a card panel and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then add some coloring with Copic markers. Once that done I adhere the panel to  the card base and add the sentiment from Occasion Confetti set and hat embossed it with the Rose Gold embossing powder.

Then I stamped, colored the bicycle and the flowers from Beautiful Day Bicycle set and die-cut it using its matching dies. I really love the way this card turned out and yes, I have a friend in mind to whom  this card will go to.

Next, I played with the new Waterfall set.

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On a piece of cardstock panel, I stamped the waterfall image and the sentiment. Adhere the panel to the card base. Then I realized that this waterfall scene is perfect to combine with the majestic Eagle set. Having the Eagle matching dies definitely help making this card in a jiffy. Now, I have a masculine card handy (which is very rare for me).

And, last but not least, I played with City Girls: Book Life stamp & its coordinating dies.

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I stamped and colored the girl with the book image first, die-cut it and then adhere directly to the card base. Oh and I kind of guessing where I want the sentiment and stamped that before I glued down the image. I also popped the book for extra dimension. Once that done, I stamped the Anemone Cluster Mini image, colored and die-cut it using the Anemone Mini Cluster dies. Adhere the image with pop-dots. And, voila, I am done.

So, there you go. 3 cards from me today that I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy making them. That’s all from me today. I have my mom in town staying with me for a while, so I am treasuring my moment with her. May your Friday  be a fabulous one. Cheers…

Vera New

 

Fall 2017 Release layering stamps

Hello Everyone! Anna here and today I’d like to share with you two card I made using The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release layering stamps.

I used Waterfall stamp set to create my first card.

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For the first one, I stamped waterfall with Blue Diamond and Ocean Teal Dye. The rocks were stamped with Aspen Cocoa Dye and Dark Roast Dye. Then I stamped branches with Dark Roast Dye, leaves with Everglade Moss Dye and blossom with Peach Blossom Dye, Coral Cavern Dye, Lipstick Red Dye. Mini waterfalls were heat embossed in white.

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Next I stamped sentiment with Noir and embellished my card using Sugar Cookie Couture Mix ( It’s a free gift with the purchase of $75 or more at The Ton’s shop).

For the second card I created a flower bouquet using Fresh Cut Carnations and Pragmatic Wreaths stamp sets.

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First off, I stamped three flowers from Fresh Cut Carnations with Soft Orchid Dye, Orchid Crush Dye, Plum Wine Dye, Bright Fern and Everglade Moss Dye and fussy cut them. Then I stamped images from Pragmatic Wreaths with Everglade Moss Dye, Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Arctic Sky Dye and cut them out with Coordinating Dies. I adhered my bouquet to a card base.

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I stamped a banner image with Banners – Basic and embossed it in Rose Gold. Then I cut the banner using Banners – Basic Coordinating Dies. The sentiment was stamped with Noir. Lastly, I added few Dew Drops to finish off the card.

The Ton’s September Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun Mood Board Challenge so head over there now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

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Have a wonderful Thursday! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Anna

Guest Designer: Daria Grushina

Hi everyone, Daria here and I am very happy to join The Ton Blog again today!

For today’s card, I got to play with The Ton’s Sunnies stamps and it was such a pleasure to do so. I think it is a really unique one.

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Here, I took of the sentiments “Hello Gorgeous” and used it to create a border on my card base, sort of pattern paper. Love the contrast achieved. I stamped one of the sunglasses right on top, so part of the sentiment picks through. To add some interest to the project, I stamped another pair of glasses onto scrap paper, colored the flowers, fussy cut them and again adhered with foam tape. I think, these glasses turned out pretty cool. What do you think?

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I am simply in love with all the sentiments. Someday, I will make a card using just sentiments from this stamp set.

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That’s all from me. Thanks so much for staying with me, hope you have got some ideas to try. If so, be sure to tag me and The Ton in social media. We’ll be very excited to see what you create.

Xoxo,

Daria

Adding Color to Kraft Cardstock

Hello everyone, Lisa here.  I thought I’d stop by today and share a couple of cards I made using some of The Ton’s new Fall Release Christmas stamps on kraft cardstock.  I love the rustic look of kraft but admit I don’t use it too much because I’m not always sure how to add color.    Any color looks bright and vibrant on white cardstock but kraft is a little trickier.  The more I use it though the more I’m beginning to understand that whatever you do on white cardstock you can also do on kraft.

For my first card today I stamped the beautiful new Holiday Love Poinsettia on the bottom and the cute Christmas Mini Cluster stamp set on top using The Ton’s Copic friendly Caviar ink.   The Christmas Mini Cluster is a free gift with the purchase of $125 or more at The Ton.  This free gift is offered thru September 22nd or while supplies last.  It won’t officially go on sale until October.  I love that the Christmas Cluster Mini coordinates so well with the other poinsettia stamp sets at The Ton.  After stamping the poinsettias I did some partial masking to cover the flowers and then stamped a label outline from the Modern Labels stamps set.

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Using a few different shades of red and green Copic markers I colored in all of the poinsettias.  Copics work great on kraft cardstock and they look almost as vibrant as when you use them on white.  I actually think the coverage is a lot easier on Kraft.   I added some gold splatters by using Ranger Tarnished Brass Distress Stain.

To house the sentiment I used the Basic Banners Stamps and coordinating dies, embossing them with Ranger Gold embossing powder on red cardstock.   The sentiment is from the coordinating Banner Holiday Add-On stamp set.

To add some extra interest to this card,I diecut the finished card front using The Ton’s Double Stitched Rectangle Large dies then attached the outside stitched piece directly to a white card base.  I raised up the center of the card front with Foam Mounting Tape then added the finished banner.  For a little more gold shine I  glued on some sequins from The Ton’s Belle’s Dress Couture Mix.

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For my second card today I stamped directly onto kraft cardstock using The Ton’s new Christmas Wreath Builder stamp set and Everglade Moss ink for the first layer.  I stamped the second layer twigs with Found Topaz ink then embossed the third layer using The Ton’s Hampton White Pigment ink and Ranger Superfine White embossing powder for some snowy pine branches.  I flicked some little snowflakes onto the kraft card front using some Gesso medium and a little water.  I like this look for snow much better than white ink because it’s brighter, adds texture to the card and dries really fast.

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On a separate sheet of kraft I stamped some holly leaves using Bright Fern ink and Basil Mojito ink.   The berries are stamped with Lipstick Red  and  Found Topaz for the branches.   I handcut these images and the center of the wreath because I don’t have the coordinating dies yet but they sure are on my wish list!

I stamped some Lipstick Red Haute Stripes on a piece of white cardstock and glued it directly to a white card base.  Then I positioned the sentiment so it would show through the center of the wreath and stamped it with The Ton’s  Noir black ink.

When the Gesso flecks dried I poked two small holes into the kraft piece and thread some natural twine through for a secure bow.  Then I cut a round edge on the right side my finished kraft card front and popped it up on the card base with Foam Mounting Tape.  For the finishing touches I added the stamped holly and berries along with some red sequins from The Ton’s new Deck the Halls Couture Mix.

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So, what do you think? Are you a fan of kraft cardstock?   Do you know of any other techniques that work great on kraft cardstock?  If you do, drop me a note down below in the comment section and share your experience.   We’d love to hear what tricks you have up your sleeve.

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Just a reminder:  our September Mood Board Challenge is now live! Head over to The Ton Challenge Blog for more details on how you can win a $50 shopping spree to our shop!” *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

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That’s all for today my friends.   Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa

Many Thanks with How-To Video

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday! It’s Mayline here today sharing a floral card using Magnolia Fields Cling Background stamp and a How-to Video.

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Instructions:

  1. Create an A2 sized panel from 300g watercolor paper
  2. Stamp an images from Magnolia Fields Cling Background stamp in Noir Dye Ink on the watercolor panel.
  3. Color the images using Color Bursts. (Alizarin CrimsonCerulean Blue, MarigoldPrussian BlueTerre VerteSepiaBurnt Umber)
  4. Stamp a sentiment in Hampton White Pigment ink on the black cardstock.
  5. Cut the back cardstock in banner shape.
  6. Stamp same image on another watercolor paper and color them.
  7. fussy cut few flower images.
  8. Adhere them on the same shape of the image in the panel. (See How-To video)
  9. Adhere the banner on the panel.

 

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The Ton’s September Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun Mood Board Challenge so head over there now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!” *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

Thank you for stopping by!

 

GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Hello, everyone! I’m popping in to announce winners from our Fall 2017 Release Giveaways!

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAY- A Stamp of Choice to 4 winners

  1. Penny Whitlock
  2. Nora N
  3. Deb Selby
  4. Sandra Gregg

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS –  A Stamp of Choice to 3 winners

  1. Jill Taylor
  2. Trina P
  3. Brandy Duncan

Congratulations, ladies! Please email us at THETONSTAMPS@GMAIL.COM with the Release Category that you’ve won within 48 hours to claim your giveaway.

Thank you everyone for leaving such amazing comments during our Release Week!

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2017 FALL COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP

 

clhHello Coffee Loving Peeps! It’s LauraJane today. The Ton is proud to be a super sponsor and flash sponsor for this hop. You can link up your newly created FALL THEMED coffee, tea, and/or cocoa projects for a chance to win many prizes. Effie, owner of The Ton, is generously giving a stamp set of choice to three winners!

The FALL hop runs from Friday, September 15 – Friday, September 22. Winners will be announced on Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. Winners will be posted to the FB group and included in the winners post on Sunday, September 24.. See all the details HERE.

I have a fun card today with a special BREW …stick around to read how I created the coffee inside the cup🙂

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Fall always reminds me of the summer I witnessed a migration of MONARCH butterflies …way back in 1981, hence the butterflies on my card.

The coffee BREW in the cup is a mix of  Honey Gold Glitter and Metallic Copper Penny Nuvo DROPS painted on with a paint brush.

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There you go! Enjoy the HOP folks!

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

Don’t forget that our September Mood Board Challenge is now live! Head over now for more details on how to win a $50 spree to our shop!” *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

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Guest Designer: Daria Grushina

Hi everyone!

Daria here and I am very happy to join The Ton Blog today as a guest designer for this month. Thank you so much Effie for the invitation. I have got to play with three stamp sets from the summer release: Anemone Wishes and Basic Banners. It was a great pleasure!

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I think you will agree that gorgeous flower clusters are The Ton’s signature, and I couldn’t pass on those.  With Anemone Wishes stamp set, it is so easy to create sophisticated cards plus you have got great sentiments.

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For my card, I stamped the flowers with black ink into my card base to create grounding for my future flower clusters.

Then, I stamped, colored and fussy cut multiple flowers and leaves from the bouquet.  When it was done, I adhered them with foam adhesive for added dimension. I also tried to follow the rule of three – creating visual color triangle that is more pleasing to the eye.

Although, there are some really awesome sentiments in the set, I’ve wanted to use some from Basic Banners. I like that you can mix and match all kind of phases with this one. But here, I’ve decided to go with a simple one, as my background was already quite busy, I’ve needed something less complex to balance it.

That’s all from me. Thanks so much for staying with me, hope you have got some ideas to try. If so, be sure to tag me and The Ton in social media. We’ll be very excited to see what you create.

Xoxo,

Daria

Happy Holiday

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Hello friends:)Eunji here. What did you think about our Fall Release?? Today I am making a holiday card for you using our new stamp called Cozy Poinsettias. Let’s take a look at my card.

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To start off, I stamped the poinsettia image stamp on an A6 sized watercolor card stock panel with Noir ink. Then I stamped more leaves and berries around the poinsettia image with our Everglade Moss, Bright Fern , Valentine Red , Aspen Cocoa ink. Some of the images came from our Mini Wild Florals stamp set. Next I stamped the same poinsettia cluster on watercolor paper and then colored it in with watercolor paint. After it dried, I added more detail with a white gel pen. Next I fussy cut the poinsettia (but coordinating dies are available).  Next I stamped the glasses from our Sunnies stamp set on watercolor paper with Noir ink. Then I fussy cut the image (dies available here though) and drew in some eyes with a black pen. Next I adhered the sunglasses and and poinsettia image onto the card panel with foam tape. Lastly I stamped the sentiment onto the card panel and added some sequins from our Deck the Halls Couture Mix.

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Thank you for stopping by and see you soon.

And please join our Monthly challenge. For this month, we have a fun Mood Board!

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Magnolias – Alcohol Ink Coloring – Video

Hello, everyone! It’s TaeEun here today sharing a floral card colored using alcohol ink with you. Did you enjoy our Fall Release last week ? Aren’t the new stamp sets awesome? I love them all, but the floral sets including one of my favorite flowers, magnolias have stolen my heart.

For today’s post I’ve created a CAS one layer card using Magnificent Magnolias. The large floral images of this set are great for alcohol ink coloring.

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I started off by silver heat embossing the magnolias on a glossy cardstock. I then colored the magnolias by dripping the alcohol inks on the image. I tilted the paper to move the inks to the direction I wanted. I used Flamingo and Shell Pink for the flowers, and Limeade and Hazelnut for the stems. To create the soft background I applied the rubbing alcohol first and then added Aqua and Pool alcohol ink drops on it and moved the inks to the area I wanted to color. After the panel was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment ‘Many Thanks’ from Large Florals: Carnation in black archival ink and silver heat embossed the small sentiment from Occasion Confetti. I mounted the panel on my light blue cardbase and scattered some Glass Slippers Round Confetti onto the card to finish it off.

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As some of you wanted to see how I color using alcohol inks, I’ve filmed the coloring process. The most important part in this method is to control the amount of alcohol inks to stay inside of the embossed image, which is actually very hard. But there is no reason for discouraging yourself, as the alcohol inks are very forgiving as well. Hope you’ll enjoy my video and give this coloring technique a try!

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The Ton’s September Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun Mood Board Challenge, so head over there now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!

(Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.)

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I was able to inspire you with my card!

Have a wonderful day!

TaeEun