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. Elise S. says:

    Great release! I’ve enjoyed looking at all the new products and card inspiration this week! These bears are probably my favorite. So sweet!


  2. Michelle Daigle says:

    What a sweet set this is. Great video. The card came out so nice. I love the creativity here. Everyone’s projects are so inspiring. Happy Anniversary!


  3. MaryM says:

    love the release. LOVE LOVE LOVE the “Love a cat” set. Love the hop, my favorites cards were Emily’s flower heart wreath, Mayline’s kitty and Ruby’s use of the wedding dress sold me on that stamp set.


  4. Angela says:

    I’m new to your products and let me just say, I ca’t wait to try some of these gorgeous products!!❤️ Love the flower stamps sets, the sequins and the yummy ink colors! The flower wreath was stunning:))


  5. Lisaerica says:

    Effie, such a cute card. Such a subtle difference yet enough to stand out in the crowd. Really awesome release, I’m still wiping drool of my iPad, lol. These ladies are so darn talented and among the best. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.


  6. Nancy Lynn Kenny Monahan says:

    Dear Effie, I want to congratulate you on your one year anniversary! You deserve all the success which you have earned – enjoy the journey dear! I love the creativity in your card – having the one bear stand out!

    Effie, I’ve said since day one that The Ton is going to be one company to watch out for, and I was right!

    Thank you so much for your contribution to not only this wonderful craft, but all the wonderful people in our community!

    God bless


  7. Barbara says:

    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary. Your stamps are amazing and always so much fun. The background stamps are my favorite and must have them all.


  8. Carla vdM says:

    You had to make a 3rd card to get the bears-background, quite some work…but it is an awesome background and a wonderfull card… the sentiment tooo.


  9. geekfluff says:

    I already ordered this stamp set (and about half the others lol) -this card is amazing but I’m not sure if have your patience!!! Wonderful idea


  10. poconopam says:

    Hey girl!!!! So proud of you Effie! Congrats on your !st year! You already know that I think you ROCK!!!! Love this new release! Hugs-Pocono Pam


  11. Dawn~DesignsByDragonfly says:

    Thanks for sharing your cute cards all week. What a wonderful release.
    Crafty hugs,
    dmcardmaker {at}{Gmail}{dot}{com}


  12. Maggie B says:

    Hi ~ This release has so many wonderful options. I LOVE the set with the Morning Glory flowers. Absolutely stunning (and Laurel did you proud, I have to say!) Thanks so much for the chance to win a wonderful prize!!


  13. Michelle Daigle says:

    Happy Anniversary. This card is great! What a creative use of just 1 stamp. This release is fabulous. I really like all of the floral sets. Nicely done!


  14. Thanh Vo says:

    Happy birthday, The Ton! Congratulations on a very successful year of growth! All the best in the years to come. 🙂 I love this card so much, reminds me of those “find the panda” drawings I’ve been seeing around the web.


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