Anniversary Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome to our first ever Anniversary Blog Hop!  Can you believe that an entire year has passed?  We certainly can’t.  We’re turning one on the 19th and in celebration of this day, we have a full lineup of extremely talented designers and tons of inspiration for you today as you hop around.

  1. The Ton <—- You are here!
  2. Amy Tsuruta
  3. Vera Yates
  4. Laurel Beard
  5. Keeway Tsao
  6. Laura Sterckx
  7. Eunji Jung
  8. Virginia Lu
  9. Emily Midgett
  10. Nicole Picadura
  11. Mayline Jung
  12. Taheerah Atchia
  13. Jessica Frost Ballas
  14. Stephanie Klauck
  15. Ruby Naz

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For today, I created these cards using our new Honey Bears set (which was designed by Mayline).  I used a repeated stamping and masking technique.

The entire panel was stamped with the same bear stamp in Light Onyx dye ink. However, I did stamp one black bear in Noir dye ink.  This black bear also has a different expression and some rosy cheeks on it which I stamped with our Ballet Slippers dye ink.  I chose to emphasize one bear in the crowd as the theme for my card. The sentiment I chose, which can be found in our new Timeless Icons set, quotes Coco Chanel, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”  So I wanted to create one bear that was different from the rest.

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This card was a bit involved because of the amount of masking that needed to be done to get this effect.  I actually had to re-do the card two times before I was able to complete the final project.  Remember to mask off the appropriate areas as you stamp or else you’ll end up with a non-masked image and you’ll have to re-do your card!

Third time was the charm for me!  After the masking was finished, I created the sentiment strips using regular pink card stock and dark pink glitter paper.  I popped it up with some foam tape and then finished the card by adhering some Medallion Gold sequins in the 8, 6, 5, and 4mm sizes.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s video as I enjoyed making the card!  Be sure to leave a comment here and the other hop participants for a chance to win one of four $10 gift certificates and one $25 gift certificate as blog hop prizes. Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all the blogs. DEADLINE TO LEAVE COMMENTS: WEDNESDAY 1/20/16 by 11:59pm.

Your next stop is Amy’s blog! Enjoy the rest of your hop!



131 thoughts on “Anniversary Release Blog Hop

  1. Arina O says:

    I just love that stamp set – Timeless Icons! As soon as I saw it in the release line-up, I added it to my “crafty wishlist.” Beautiful release and happy birthday!


  2. Michelle Daigle says:

    Thank you for the video. I was curious to see how that was accomplished. Nicely done and very creative. The sentiment is one of my favorites. My other favorite is…Life is a journey, not a destination.


  3. Sarah Lindsay says:

    I am loving the new releases especially the timeless icons sentiments and cannot wait to get my hands on them! I’m from London and have only just found out about thetonstamps but had to get my hands on the fresh cut stamps set and cannot wait to get some more, they don’t really do layered stamps like these in England. Also the delivery time is not bad either!


  4. TracyM #6773 says:

    YOU are ONE-OF-A-KIND Effie 🙂
    LOVE your BEAR-riffic card design and FABULOUS release!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st Anniversary too … WOW – the year has flown by so fast but on the other hand, it feels like I have known you, your team and your products FOREVER!!!


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