Lovely Summer Blooms

Hello everyone! It’s Jenny here today! Hope you are all doing well and staying cool. 🙂 Due to the recent weight gain (as one of the side-effects of the medications I’m currently taking), I started doing my daily walks to get back in shape. While I do my walks, I very much enjoy the summer blooms all around my neighborhood. I live in Southern California, and we are blessed with greenery and flower blooms all year round here, but this is the time when everything is in full bloom and so gorgeous! On that note, I created 2 cards for today’s project, featuring the Summer Blooms stamp set, the Coordinating Die, Basic Banner Stamp set, and the Coordinating Dies from our latest release. It was so much fun to create these cards and I hope you’d enjoy them!


Let’s take a look at the first card!



I started by stamping the Summer Blooms and one of the image from the Basic Banners in Noir Dye ink on a watercolor paper. I colored the images using the Zig markers first, let it dry completely, and I added some details with color pencils here and there. I die cut both images with the Summer Blooms Coordinating die and the Basic Banner Coordinating Dies. The Zig markers I used are: 024 Wine Red, 050 Yellow, 051 Lemon Yellow, 023 Scarlet Red, 041 Light Green, and 044 Deep Green.


For the background panel I ink blended using the Lofty Mint and the Caribbean Turquoise Dye inks. I also drew in a rectangular frame using the T-ruler and a Sharpie marker. I gave a bit of dimension around the frame with Copic markers. (C2, C1, C00, and 0) I adhered the background panel on a top folding A2 sized white card base and adhered the Summer Blooms image and popped up the banner on top with foam tape. I added some white gel pen details on the image. I also added some shimmer here and there with the Sparkle marker. I finished the card by adding some Glass Slippers Confetti and Mixed Dew Drops.


Here is the second card!


I kept this card fairly simple. I stamped the Summer Bloom Image on a white smooth cardstock in our Copic-friendly Caviar Hybrid ink. I colored the image with Copic markers. The colors I used are: R89, R39, R37, R35, YR09, YR16, YR17, Y15, Y13, YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01, BG13, BG11, B0000, and 0. Then I stamped the sentiment in our Noir Ink, and adhered the panel on a top folding A2 sized white card base.


Next, I made a black rectangular frame using the largest and the 2nd largest die from the (Large)Double Stitched Rectangle dies and popped it up using the foam tape. I think the dark bold frame gave a finished look to the card. Then, I added some white gel pen details and finished the card by adding some Glass Slippers sequins and the Mixed Dew Drops.




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To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the Mood Board you see above.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
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That’s all from me today! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the cards!

Happy crafting! Stay cool!



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