Stay cool for the summer

Hi friends! How’s thing going. Mayline here today. I’m sharing with you an one layer card I made using Mermaid Vibes stamp set and Palm Tree stamp set. It is a perfect combo to create summery card!!! I love how it turned out.

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To start off I cut some paper in wave shape and covered the bottom of the some white cardstock as a picture shown above. And then I used a blending technique with The Ton’s Couture Color Cali Blue ink. Next I stamped fish image in Noir ink, coral images in Coralline ink, seaweed images in Ocean Teal ink, solid fish image in Crystal Pewter ink, and bubble images in  Noir ink on the panel. Also I stamped bird images fromPalm Tree stamp set in Noir ink on the blue area of the panel. Lastly I stamped a sentiment from  Palm Tree stamp set with Noir ink on the panel.

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Here is my second card using Mini Wild Florals stamp set, Modern Labels stamp set, Darling Flamingos stamp set, and Palm Tree stamp set.

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To start off I stamped a big label image from Modern Labels stamp set in our Noir Dye ink on a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 A2 some white cardstock panel then I covered the label with sticky note for using a masking technique. I stamped leaves from Mini Wild Florals  with Bright Fern ink and Basil Mojito ink around the labels. I then stamped leaves again on another cardstock and cut them using Mini Wild Florals Coordinating Dies and I adhered them down on the panel. Next I stamped flamingos images from Darling Flamingos stamp set using Couture Color  Peony Collection (Ballet Slippers Dye, Hollywood Star Dye and Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid) on separate cardstock. After that I fussy cut them and adhered them to the card panel with foam mounting tape. Lastly I stamped a sentiment from  Palm Tree stamp set with Noir ink on the panel.

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For this month’s new challenge, we have a fun cue word: SUMMER!

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The prize for this challenge will be a $50 gift certificate to our shop!

 

Floral Border Stamps – 2 ways

Hello everyone! It’s Jenny here and I’m back with 4 cards I created using couple of our floral border cling stamps. I absolutely love how our border cling stamps are designed. They are border images built with clusters of beautiful florals images, and they have a hollow space (Can’t quite think of a right term. Ha!) in the middle, perfect to stamp the sentiments or to create shaker cards using the coordinating dies. For today’s projects, I created a set of fun shaker cards, and another set of quick cards with more loose and artistic look. They look very different, but both were so fun to create! I can’t decide which set I like better!


 

Quick & artistic look

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Products used: Sunflower Border Cling stamp (blue card), Poppy Border Cling stamp (pink card), & The New Pretty stamp set (sentiments).

For these cards, I went with simple and quick but artistic look. I started the card by stamping the border stamps on watercolor cardstock in Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed the images with silver embossing powder and taped the edges down to a sturdy board to minimize warping. I sprayed clean clear water to the embossed cardstock and sprinkled Ken Oliver’s Color Burst Powders. If you don’t have the Color Burst Powders or other pigment powders, no worries, use your favorite watercolors. Pre-wetting the watercolor cardstock (wet-on-wet technique) will give you a similar look. After watching the pigment bloom out few more seconds, I sprinkled on more powder and sprayed more water. You could repeat this process until you are happy with it. I was happy with the look, so I used the heat tool to dry the cardstock. The Color Burst powders I used are Peony & Sap Green for the Poppy Border card, and Ultramarine Blue & Prussian Blue for the Sunflower Border card.

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I trimmed the cardstocks down slightly smaller than the A2 size, heat embossed the edges in silver, and stamped the sentiments in Noir Dye ink. I adhered the panels on A2 white card bases, edges dressed up with the Silver Glitter tape (Poppy Border card), and Glossy Fine Silver Adhesive paper (Sunflower Border card). I wrapped the card around with Silver Metallic thread for more dramatic look, and finished it with adding Mixed Clear Dew Drops, Silver Dew Drops, and Glass Slippers sequins.

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Shaker cards

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Products used: Poppy Border Cling Stamp (blue card), Poppy Border Coordinating Die, Sunflower Border Cling Stamp (pink card), Sunflower Border Coordinating Die, Basic Banner Stamp set, Basic Banner Coordinating Dies.

Our floral Border Cling stamps has a hollow space in the middle of the image, making it perfect to create fun shaker cards. You could cut it out with craft knife, but the coordinating die makes it so much easier!

I started the card by stamping the border cling stamps on watercolor cardstock in Versamark ink. I heat embossed the images in silver and colored them with Color Burst Powders. However, this time I spent time coloring each flowers and leaves, blending and building the colors with Water Brushes. The powder colors I used are: Peony, Ultra Marine Blue, Prussian Blue, Violet, Lemon Yellow, Marigold, Sap Green, and Lime Green.

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After the colored panels were good and dry, I die cut them using the largest die from our (Large)Double Stitched Rectangle Dies and also the middle of the panels using the coordinating dies (Poppy & Sunflower). I turned them into shaker frame (double layer of foam tape), filled the frames with shaker bits, closed it up with Glossy Fine Transparent Adhesive paper, and adhered them on A2 white card bases. I filled the Poppy Border shaker card with Blue Lagoon Couture Mix, Fresh Snow Couture Mix, Glass Slippers, and Silver Metallic Sequins. For the Sunflower Border, I filled the shaker up with Pink Diamond Couture Mix, Fresh Snow Couture Mix, Glass Slippers, and Silver Metallic Sequins. I stamped the banner and the sentiment from our Basic Banner stamps in Noir Dye ink, die cut the out with the Coordinating Dies, and adhered them on the card. I adhered some Silver Dew Drops, Glass Slippers, and Silver Metallic Sequins and the cards were complete!

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Hope you enjoyed the cards! That’ all from me today!

Also…

Please join us for this month’s The Ton’s Challenge “Summer” 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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Here is how to play:

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

  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 August 31, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.
  6.  There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

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

 


 

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous day! Happy Crafting!

hugs,

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Framed Anemone Bouquet

Happy Monday Ya’ll! It’s LauraJane today with a cheerful card featuring the Anemone Bouquet.Framed Anemone Bouquet-LauraJane2

I stamped the Anemone Bouquet onto white CS using Caviar Hybrid ink,so I could color with Alcohol markers. Then I cut the bouquet out with the coordinating die. Wrapped teh stems with jute twine and set it aside. Next I cut a small frame with the  3 1/4″ and 2 1/2″, Double Stitched Square Dies (Small)from lime green CS. Mounted the frame and bouquet onto a panel inked with Haute Stripes and Lemon Drop couture ink:) The panel was trimmed with the largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large).

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The sentiment is inked with Noir and is from the Anemone Bouquet stamp set.

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For embellishment, I added a few Apple Green Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by today!

LauraJane:)

Have you seen the August challenge at The Ton Challenge Blog? the cue word is SUMMER. Join in the fun for a chance to win $50* code to TheTon shop! Make sure to use at least ONE stamp from The Ton to be eligible to win.

 

Video: Let’s Celebrate Peony Crush

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Take against our Gray Wood Backdrop Board(12x12in)

Hello everyone and happy Sunday!! I’m back with another card and video created using our Peony Crush cling background stamp.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing the large background stamp on an A2 sized watercolor panel. Then I watercolored each peony using my new Alpine Rose Dr. PH Martin’s Radiant Concentrated Watercolor. For my peony leaves, I used my Grass Green concentrated watercolor from the same set. I also used a bit of blue watercolor paint to add shading and depth to my foliage.

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I set my panel aside to dry while I heat embossed some beautiful butterflies in the same rose gold embossing powder on vellum. I also embossed my sentiment from our Basic Banners set. Once everything was embossed, I die cut the butterflies and banner with their coordinating dies and popped them up onto my watercolored panel. For my butterflies, I bent them a bit at the wings and partially glued them down. This way the wings came off the panel and added some great dimension to the project.

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Next, I adhered my panel onto a side folding A2 cardbase and then embellished my card with some Clear Dew Drops in 7mm and 5mm sizes.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s video and card! Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Hello & Hugs

Hello fabulous friends!!! I hope this Friday finds you all doing well!!

Brenda here with you today…I have a couple of floral cards (my fave!!) created with no-line coloring.

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This first card was created by stamping the stunning Wishful Wildflowers stamp at the top and bottom of a white cardstock panel with distress ink. The flowers were then colored with Copic markers, adding details with colored pencils and a white gel pen. The Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Small) was used to trim down the panel. The Hello Word Die was cut from blue & black cardstock and stacked to create a shadow effect. The “My Fabulous Friend” from Basic Banners was stamped in Noir Ink under the die-cut. Some Glass Slippers Confetti Mix and Nuvo Onyx Black Drops were the finishing touch!!

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The next card was created the same way…

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This time I used the beautiful Always Cherry Blossoms stamp set (this was one of my first Ton stamps & I still LOVE it to this day!!!) with the Hugs Word Die.  The “Sending Sunshine Your Way” is from the Sunflower Cluster Mini Set.

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Thank you so much for spending part of your Friday with me!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Summer will be over before you know it!!

Speaking of SUMMER…that is our theme for The Challenge Blog this month. Link up your summer creations for a chance to win a $50 gift code to The Ton’s Shop!!!

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Wonderful Day

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Hello everyone:)Eunji here. Today I am making a simple floral card for you using our Anemone Bouquet and Vintage Frames stamp set. How did I make this card? I’ll show you! Let’s start~

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I started by stamping the anemone bouquet image and vase stamp on a 4×6 inch size watercolor paper with our Vanilla Frosted Cupcake ink. Then I watercolored the images. I used three hues (ultramarine, violet, pink) for the floral colors. Then I watercolored the background. After everything dried, I added dots using a white gel pen. Next I stamped some frames around the bouquet image with our Crystal Pewter ink. Then I stamped the sentiment with Noir ink. Lastly I adhered the watercolored card panel onto kraft card stock.

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I hope enjoyed my card. See you soon:)

Thank you.

And don’t forget our Monthly challenge, please join us.

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Wildflower Birthday

Hi peeps. How’s thing going. Vera here today. As this post goes up, I’ll be deep in the middle of moving to our new home. It’s been quite a stressful ride to get to here, but it’s finally done. Between packing, get the current house ready for sale, working full time, finding stuff for the new house and getting sick from being too tired, I am so ready for this move to be done.

Hah…. now it comes to unpacking time and organizing the new home. So, while I am dealing with the craziness of the move, I did manage to get my post ready and made this card.

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To make this card I started with stamping the beautiful wildflowers from Wishful Wildflowers a couple times and colored them with Copic. Once I am done with the coloring, I then added some greenery from Mini Wild Florals set.

I love combining sets whenever I can and t his way I can make sure the old set still get some love, too. Done with the panel I adhere it to the card base and from there I start adding various element to add more interest to the card.

And, also honestly because only after I done with the coloring that I realize I have made a card with similar design using this very same set for a post on my own blog. However, since most of my crafting stuff already packed and I didn’t have the time to start over from the beginning, I thought, hey this is a perfect time to show how you can use the same basic design and upgrade it. 🙂

This time, I chose to added banner to my card using the banner from Banners Basic set and some pretty butterflies from Beautiful Butterflies 1 (die cut using the matching dies). Finished with some stripes of silver glitter adhesive paper.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I am hoping that I can totally unpack and back to crafting in 2 weeks. This is the time line I gave myself. Unfortunately I can’t take too many time off at the moment, so I only take 1 day off for the moving day itself and the rest I am going to have to wing it after work and on weekend. Wish me luck that I stay sane during the whole process. 😉 Cheers….

Red anemones for you

Hello Everyone! Anna here and today I’d like to share with you one card I made using Anemone Bouquet stamp set.

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I started off by stamping the Holiday Confetti on kraft cardstock and heat embossed them in gold. Then I stamped the main image from Anemone Bouquet on white cardstock with Caviar, colored it with Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die. Next I stamped the sentiment from Summer Blooms on a vellum paper in Versamark ink and heat embossed in gold. I trimmed it down to a strip using the trimmer.

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I adhered anemone bouquet and sentiment onto the kraft panel . Lastly, I added Dew Drops to finish off the card.

The Ton’s August Challenge is now live! Our theme this month is SUMMER!!!

One winner will get $50 gift certificate 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!

Anna

 

Hitting the Books

Welcome back to The Ton Stamps blog, The Season. Janette here with you today to share Hitting the Books in tribute to all those headed back to school this week and the coming weeks. These cards are perfect for wishing our teacher friends fabulous first days back!

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By changing simple elements of a card you can tweak any card to meet your specific needs. These two have the same base of books, exactly. I stamped Haute Books on 80# Neenah Solar White in Caviar Hybrid Couture Ink and then ran the stamped image through my laser copier. You can’t tell which is which, can you? Funny thing, neither can I!

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Okay, so truth be told, I can’t tell from the pictures, but when I tilt the actual cards in the light the copied set of books shines a touch where the inked set does not. Laser toner, or at least the kind in my HP printer, is Copic compatible. I shaded the books and flowers just a touch with C00, C2 and C4. The flowers are popped up with dimensional adhesive over a Distress Oxide blended background in Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade on Bristol Smooth paper with Ranger mini ink round blenders and foam pads. Water splatters for interest and a few Summer Soiree sequins to set off the sentiment complete this card.

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In addition to Haute Books, this card features City Girls: Book Life and Basic Banners. I also used the same set of Distress Oxides and Bristol Smooth paper, but with Clarity Brushes instead of foam blenders. Clarity brushes offer a delicate light finish. In addition to the Copic colors used above I added E30 and E53 for skin tone. The Basic Banner was stamped, blended and then fussy cut right to the edge of the design. I then used it’s coordinating die to create a black base and give it a bold border against the busy book background. City Girl and banner are both popped with dimensional adhesive and I’ve added a few Glass Slipper sequins.

Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to submit a card for the current Ton “Summer” themed challenge for your chance to win $50 gift code to the shop!

Remember to share your creations made with The Ton products on social media using #TheTon, #TheTonStamps or #TheTonChallenge. You could be featured on Trending with The Ton!

xo, Janette

Random.

Good morning! Emily here with you today with some totally random cards that don’t even remotely go together…. but inspiration struck, so I just went with it. I hope you don’t mind!

For my first project, I was inspired by one of my daughter’s new outfits for school. (They’re starting pre-k in a few weeks…. (wah!) so I’ve been stocking up on clothes. Why don’t they make big girl clothes as cute as little girl clothes???) We purchased a little outfit that had leggings with the prettiest yellow flowers on a gray  background. I thought “I can replicate that with the Fresh Cut Anemones!” And here’s the result!

I started by heat embossing my favorite background- Geometric Lattice Background– using white embossing powder onto some pale gray card stock. I used my blender tool and some Crystal Pewter ink to bring out the embossing on the bottom corner of the embossed panel. For the flowers, I used some yellow card stock from my stash (ahem, massive drawer packed FULL of colored card stock) to die cut the Fresh Cut Anemones. I wanted to do pale yellow anemones, but I am particular enough that I loathe the white edge when you stamp a solid image on white card stock and then layer on a colored background. Totally ruins the effect for me. So, I thought… what better reason to use my colored cardstock? I simply compensated for the lack of “edge” by stamping only the top two layers of the beautiful layered stamps from Fresh Cut Anemones using Vanilla Cupcake and Beach Blondie. I stamped the details in the center with Crystal Pewter and Caviar inks. I stamped the greeting from  Anemone Wishes on a strip of white card stock, then flagged the end. I popped all of the flowers in the corner with some dimensional adhesive, then added a few Shotgun Gray sequins to make the black of the centers pop even more.

For my second card, I decided to completely change gears and pull out the new Mermaid Vibes set. I couldn’t wait to put my Zigs to this pretty girl. I decided to create a “porthole” effect by doing some masking. To start, I cut a panel of A2 sized masking paper, adhered it to the front of the card, then die cut one of the stitched circle dies from the center. I then stamped the waves using Cali Blue and Azurite inks (I left off the top layer since it was primarily on the bottom where it wouldn’t be visible), then used my blending tool to lightly blend some Parisian Blue ink to create a sky. When I pulled the masking paper back, I had a perfectly round little vignette! Masking is like magic to me haha!

For the pretty mermaid, I stamped and heat embossed both the seated mermaid and her seashell throne onto some watercolor paper using silver embossing powder, then colored them both with my Zig markers and damp paintbrush. I added some shimmer to her tail with a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and some Glossy Accents. I stamped the greeting from Mermaid Vibes on the card front using Caviar ink, then popped up the mermaid on her throne on the card front using some dimensional adhesive. The last step was to add some Pixie Pink sequins… I think they look kind of like bubbles!

Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you enjoyed these cards, even if they are totally random! Have an absolutely marvelous weekend, friends!