Guest Designer: Taheerah Atchia

Hi everyone, Happy Wednesday! It’s Taheerah and I’m so happy to be joining you again this month as The Ton’s Guest Designer! I’ve been having a ball so far!

The Ton does flower designs like nobody else. There’s always something different or unique about them that sets them apart. The Dahlia Close-Up Cling Background stamp is a perfect example and I couldn’t wait to ink it up:

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With such a striking background, you don’t want the sentiment to distract too much, so I opted for one of the quotes from the Timeless Icons Sentiment stamp set. The subtle look of the sentiments matched the elegance of the design perfectly.

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I’ve barely scratched the surface with both of these stamps! This card design could be easily turned into a coordinating set, and you could still keep it fresh by altering the colours of the embossing powder and watercolouring, and changing up the sentiments too!

I hope you’ve loved my work here today! I’ll be back again soon with something new to share – or head on over to my blog to see some of my other work in the meantime! Thanks for stopping by!

SO SUZY & THE TON MIRROR STAMPING COLLABORATION

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Hello friends. How’s it going? Eunji here today and I’m sharing a project as part of our February event: Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamps and My Sweet Petunia.

There is a list with links to everyone’s post on the So Suzy Stamps blog so you can come back and see the inspiration on a daily basis. You can get more information about this event and about the prizes on the So Suzy Stamps blog as well. We will also be sharing the cards on Facebook and Instagram, just in case you miss a blog post.

This is the seventh post on The Ton blog about mirror stamping, so I guess you know already how the Mirror Image Stamp works. But if it is the first time for you, you can watch a video tutorial here.

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Here is the card I made for this event. I used our Hello Hummingbird, Holiday Cones (Coord. Outlines) and Sparklers Alpha Set. I started by stamping the bird image stamp from our Hello Hummingbird  (the one the right with my MISTI) onto my white watercolor paper like usual. Then I removed the white watercolor paper and placed the Mirror Image Stamp in its place. Without moving the bird stamp, I inked the bird up and stamped it onto the Mirror Image Stamp. Next, I simply laid the white watercolor paper onto the Mirror Image Stamp. Next I stamped a bunch of berry images from our  Holiday Cones (Coord. Outlines) around the bird image. Then I colored with Ken Oliver color burst blue, turquoise, ultramarine watercolor powders. Everything else was colored with watercolor paint. Next I stamped the tiny sparkler images from our Sparklers Alpha with some Smoky Quartz ink. Lastly I stamped the sentiment with our Noir ink and added some Cabernet Sequins-Mixed sequins.

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Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to check out the giveaways.

GIVEAWAYS

We have prizes from My Sweet PetuniaThe TonSo Suzy Stamps and Simply Charming Everyday.

  • 3 – MISTI’s in your choice of Original or Mini
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to The Ton
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to So Suzy Stamps
  • 1 – Memory MISTI Tote
  • 2 – Regular MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Mini MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Bunkie Bags

And one more!!Please join our monthly challenge.The prize for this challenge will be a $50 gift certificate to our shop!

 

So Suzy Stamps Surprise Birthday Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello and welcome to our stop on Suzy’s Birthday Blog Hop!  I’m so excited to be a part of today’s hop because Suzy is a great friend of mine.

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For my birthday card to Suzy, I created a one layer, springy and bright card using our Brushed Cheers and Fresh Cut Garden Rose stamp set.

I started off by stamping the large cheers sentiment in our Valentine Red Dye Ink onto a top folding A2 sized cardbase.  Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the same Brushed Cheers set in our Noir Dye Ink.  I added some glitter to the large Cheers sentiment using some clear wink of stella.

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Next I stamped some some three layer roses and foliage near the bottom edge of my card base using our Ruby and Crystal Garden Collection Inks. I stamped additional roses and foliage and then die cut them using the coordinating dies. I arranged and popped them up at the bottom edge of the card base. I made sure to leave some of the background roses visible for additional depth.

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The order of the hop is as follows:

  1. Justine Hovey
  2. Kymona Tracey
  3. Josefine Fouarge
  4. Jennifer Loftfield
  5. Martha Lucia Gomez
  6. Effie Cho <—- You’re here!
  7. Iliana Myska
  8. Steph Ackerman
  9. Giada Rigamonti
  10. Cornelia Wenokor
  11. Henriette van Mierlo
  12. Terri Burson
  13. Olesya Kharkova
  14. Monica Taylor
  15. Janis Ford
  16. Ceal Pritchett
  17. Lydia Fiedler

GIVEAWAYS

When: February 20th – 5am Mountain Time
Giveaway winner announcement: February 22nd

So thanks for stopping by and I wish the happiest of birthdays to my friend, Suzy!!!

Your next stop on the hop is Iliana.

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SO SUZY & THE TON MIRROR STAMPING COLLABORATION

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Hi everyone, I hope you have a wonderful weekend. YES! it’s my ( Mayline’s) turn to share a project as part of our Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamps and My Sweet Petunia.

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Can you see my dirty MISTI in the picture? I have used it for 2years and it is  one of my must-have item. I bought MISTI at the beginning of March 2015 from My Sweet Petunia. Why I remember? At that time I often messed up my card because of lack of stamping skill. I could not stamp a sentiment  exact position that I wanted or stamped it out of center. Also when I stamp a solid image I could not stamp it well. You know what I mean. So when I discover MISTI I ordered it imminently and since then without MISTI I cannot imagine in my card-making life.  At that time many Korean crafter asked me what is it? where you get it? So I always gave them the link of My Sweet Petunia website.

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A new evolution stamp is on my hand!! It’s MIRROR STAMP from the So Suzy Stamps !!! It’s cool tool and amazing. I can reverse stamp images. For sure it’s going to be my must-have item! Also.. one of my must-have item is the Noir Dye Ink from The Ton.

OK! Are you ready to take a look at my card? Here is the card for this event! I use my favorite stamp set “Haute Wedding Dress

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I started this card with the Folk Art Florals Background stamp that I stamp on a some white cardstock penal using our Smoky Quartz Dye ink . And set aside.

Next I stamped the girl in the dress from Haute Wedding Dress using Mirror stamp on separate A2 sized  white cardstock (I followed the instructions from the Mirror Image Video .) and stamped the girl in the dress using  Noir Dye Ink  on the same cardstock. So two girls faced each other.

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After that I stamped flowers from So Suzy Stamp”Ranunculus Outline stamp” using a masking techniques on the stamped paper I then colored them using Zig brush markers. Next I fussy cut only white space of  paper as you can see in the picture above.

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Next, I adhered them together. To finish off I stamped a sentiment from  Born Classy stamp set in our Noir Dye ink on the penal.

 

GIVEAWAYS

We have prizes from My Sweet PetuniaThe TonSo Suzy Stamps and Simply Charming Everyday.

  • 3 – MISTI’s in your choice of Original or Mini
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to The Ton
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to So Suzy Stamps
  • 1 – Memory MISTI Tote
  • 2 – Regular MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Mini MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Bunkie Bags

All you need to do, is comment on everyone’s post throughout the month.  We will be announcing the winners on February 28th.


WE HAVE A CHALLENGE BLOG USING THE TON STAMPS

Join us for the month of February. The prize for this challenge will be a $50 gift certificate to our shop!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Colorful Floral Border Shaker Card

Hello everyone! It’s Jenny here and I’m back with a colorful shaker card using the Floral Border Cling Background stamp and our new Floral Border Coordinating Die. This new die cuts the center of the image which makes it perfect to create shaker cards! I also used our new Beautiful Butterflies1 stamp set, Birthday Word Dies, and some Dew Drops.

Let’s take a look at the card I made!

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  • I started the card by stamping the Floral Border Background Cling stamp on Bristol Smooth paper in Versamark ink. I heat embossed in white and colored with Gansai Tambi and Mijello Mission Gold watercolors. I sprayed the entire panel with shimmer spray and splattered the white ink. I set it aside to let it dry completely.
  • While the watercolored panel was drying, I stamped the butterfly images from our new Beautiful Butterflies1 stamp set on vellum in Versamark and heat embossed in white and silver. I fussy cut the butterflies and set it aside.
  • I adhered the Silver Adhesive Glitter paper on the fun foam and die cut the sentiment using our Birthday Word Dies.
  • When the watercolor panel was completely dry, I die cut the center of the image using our new Floral Border Coordinating Die. I adhered acetate and foam tape on the back to create the shaker frame. Then I filled the shaker with Crystal Flora, Glass Slippers sequins, and Fresh Snow Couture Mix. I sealed the shaker frame with a smooth white cardstock and wrapped & tied the shaker with the silver thread.
  • Then I adhered the shaker on a A2 sized card base and rest of the elements. I finished the card off by adding some Silver and Mixed Clear Dew Drops.

 

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Also…

WE HAVE A CHALLENGE BLOG USING THE TON STAMPS

Join us for the month of February. The prize for this challenge will be a $50 gift certificate to our shop!

RULES:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Love”. You may use our team’s cards for inspiration but it’s not required!

  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 February 28, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

 


 

That’s it from me today! Hope you enjoyed the card and thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

hugs,

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Video: Blended Floral Wedding Card

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Hey everyone! I’m back with another card and video using our Floral Border Cling Stamp and new coordinating die.

First I started off by rose gold heat embossing the floral border image onto an A2 sized card panel. Then I die cut the panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles (Small) set and I also cut out the empty area within the border with the coordinating floral border die. Next I colored in the floral panel with zig markers (S. Almond Pink, Peach Pink and May Green).

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Next I masked the edges of another A2 card panel and blended some minty inks (Lofty Mint and Caribbean Turquoise) onto the inner portion of that panel. To add some interest to the panel, I added stitching to the edges with the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles (Large) set. Then I rose gold heat embossed the sentiment and then popped up the floral panel onto the blended panel with foam tape. Then I heat embossed a butterfly image from our Beautiful Butterflies 1 and colored it in with an Orange and Lemon Yellow zig marker. I fussy cut the butterfly and popped it up next to my sentiment with a double layer of foam tape.  Lastly I embellished my card with some Glass Slippers sequins.

That’s all for my project today!

DIE RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT

We are planning a rather large die release in a couple of weeks. So if you’ve been waiting for coordinating dies for some of our older sets, the wait is almost over! Here’s a complete list of the dies that will be coming out:

  1. Always Cherry Blossoms
  2. Wild Cherry Blossoms
  3. Happiest of Peonies
  4. Beautiful Butterflies 1, 2 and 3
  5. Flutter Mini Set
  6. Large Peony 1,2, and 3
  7. Beautiful Day Bicycle
  8. City Girls: Special Day and Park Life
  9. Brushed Love, Hugs and You
  10. Bokeh Burst Heart, Round and Star
  11. Darling Flamingos
  12. Doughnut Bar and Sundae Bar
  13. Graceful Rose and Lucky Tulip
  14. Fresh Cut Poppies, Thoughtful Poppies and Lone Poppy
  15. Haute Books and Haute Stacks
  16. Tea Party and Hug in a Mug
  17. Sweetest Macarons and Macarons
  18. Love and a Dog and Love and a Cat
  19. Morning Glory Border Die
  20. Wild Morning Glories
  21. Party Fans
  22. Sending Peonies
  23. Vintage Frames
  24. Vogue Skies

I’m still waiting to approve proofs but if you want to be the first to find out when these dies will be available, make sure you’re following us on Instagram or Facebook as we update our feeds daily with stock and new release updates.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!

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Don’t forget there’s still time to participate in our Challenge Blog for this month. The theme is LOVE! Head over to participate for a chance to win a $50 gift card to our shop!

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Stay Strong

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Hello friends^^Eunji here. Today I am sharing a poppy card for you with our new Fresh Cut Poppies, Fresh Cut Poppies (Coord. Outlines), Beautiful Butterflies 3 stamp sets. Let’s start~

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I started off by stamping the poppy image stamp from our Fresh Cut Poppies (Coord. Outlines) with our Ballet Slippers ink on a 4×6 sized watercolor paper panel.  Then I colored with drawing ink and color powder. First I applied clean water on the poppy image with a paint brush and then colored with color powder after the red drawing ink. After it dried, I drew a line with grey color paint. Then I stamped the poppy petal image stamp from our Fresh Cut Poppies with our Light Onyx and Noir inks. Then I colored another poppy and leaf image. Then I splashed some olive color drawing ink on a card panel. Next I stamped a butterfly image from our Beautiful Butterflies 3 with our Crystal Pewter ink. Lastly I stamped the sentiment with our Noir ink and added some black color sequins from our Night Sequins-Mixed.

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Thank you for stopping by and see you soon.

Hugs;)

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So Suzy & The Ton Mirror Stamping Collaboration

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Hi peeps. How’s it going. Vera here today as it my turn to share a project as part of our February event: Mirror Image Event with So Suzy Stamps and My Sweet Petunia.

Throughout February we’re sharing fun inspiration on daily basis. There’s a list with links to everyone’s post on the So Suzy Stamps blog so you can come back and see all the projects. You can get more information about this event and about the prizes on the So Suzy Stamps blog as well. Of course, are also sharing our projects on Facebook and Instagram, just in case you miss a blog post.

Let’s get on with my card:

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I started this card with the Ice Cream Party Cling Background stamp that I stamp on a panel of cardstock using a light gray ink pad. Then I color them all with Copic markers. Once that done I added some shimmer to all the ice cream with Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker. Adhere the panel to card base.

Then come time to work on the mirror image. I chose the pug from Dog Life set, cause you know it, I love pugs. 🙂 I stamp the 1st pug like normal, then I stamp the 2nd pug using the mirror image stamp.

My post is the 5th here on The Ton blog for mirror stamping, so most likely you already know how the Mirror Image Stamp works. In case you need a refresher, you can watch a video tutorial here.

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I repeat the process on the bandana. Then color, fussy cut the images and adhere them to the card using pop dots. Finish  by stamping the sentiment from I Got You set.

Here’s a close  up look  of the puppies.

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GIVEAWAYS

Woot!! We have amazing prizes from My Sweet PetuniaThe TonSo Suzy Stamps and Simply Charming Everyday.

  • 3 – MISTI’s in your choice of Original or Mini
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to The Ton
  • 4 – $25 Gift Certificates to So Suzy Stamps
  • 1 – Memory MISTI Tote
  • 2 – Regular MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Mini MISTI Covers
  • 2 – Bunkie Bags

All you need to do, is comment on everyone’s post throughout the month.  We will be announcing the winners on February 28th.

The Ton Challenge

The theme for our February challenge is LOVE ! On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope you will play along & can’t wait to see your creations in the gallery of The Ton Challenge blog!

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Thank you for stopping by here & may your Wednesday be a good one! Cheer….

Vera

Happy Valentine’s Day

Hi Friends! Happy Valentine’s Day! I wish you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebration. Today I am (Mayline) sharing a clean and simple card with you using our  Vogue Skies stamp set (City View), Panda Can’t Even stamp set (hearts) and Brushed Love stamp set (sentience).

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To start off, I created a pink background. I blended distress inks (Picked raspberry), Hero arts neon pink, and our couture color Grand Fuchsia on the A2 watercolor panel. And set aside. Next I stamped a city view image from our  Vogue Skies stamp set using The Ton  Noir Dye Ink on the some  white cardstock. I then stamped hearts from Panda Can’t Even stamp set in Grand Fuchsia above the building. After that I cut the stamped paper in an angle as you can see from the images above.

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Next I adhered the background and stamped penal. I then stamped the sentiment from Brushed Love stamp set in Hampton White Pigment ink on the black cardstock. After that I cut it in a banner shape and adhered it on the penal.To finish off, I adhered the panel to A2 sized top folding black card base.

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WE HAVE A CHALLENGE BLOG USING THE TON STAMPS

Join us for the month of February. The prize for this challenge will be a $50 gift certificate to our shop!

 

RULES:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Love”. You may use our team’s cards for inspiration but it’s not required!

  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 February 28, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

 

Thank you for stopping by

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Border shaker made Easy

Hello! It’s LauraJane:) today.  Boy do I have a super easy shaker card thanks to the Floral Border Cling Background and the new Coordinating Die . Take a look!

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When Effie said she had this NEW die available, I said,”YES Ma’am! and Thank YOU!!”  Fussy cutting out the middle of the Floral Border Cling Background was never my favorite thing to do. The new Coordinating Die makes it so simple.

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Here is how I made the card:

Here’s a closer look:

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At this point I realized that the Congratulations Word Die was too long for the short end of my panel…so I carefully did some surgery and cut after the first “t” and before the “s” and spliced them together on the card front. Saying, “Congrats” for an anniversary, or a retirement, or maybe a new home:)) I’ll decide later and place the rest of the sentiment on the inside of the card.

I finished the card by sprinkling a few sequins and flowers from the same two mixes from above.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and understood my instructions.

Don’t forget we have a CHALLENGE BLOG too!

Join us for the month of February.

There is a Whopping $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 CUE Word “LOVE”. Used at least one stamp from The Ton:)

Have a Super day!

LauraJane:)