The Ton Summer Kick Off Blog Hop + Video and Giveaway

Hello and welcome to our Summer Kick Off Blog Hop!! While this hop is not specific to any theme, we wanted to host a special blog hop with our design team to show off some projects made with our products released in the last few months. We’ve had so many flash releases in the last few months that I wanted to finally organize a property blog hop with our team to show off some of our stamps and dies.

We have some giveaways for this hop! Be sure to scroll through this post for more details.

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Vera
Anna
Tae Eun
Olga
Eunji
Mayline
Brenda

Let’s move on to my project!

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Photo taken against our Champagne Backdrop Board, 16in x 16in

For my card, I used our Nesting Peonies stamp set. This is the sweetest set ever! It features a beautiful peony tree cluster with a trio of adorable chickadees.

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Nesting Peonies, 4×6 Photopolymer Set

I started off by stamping this beautiful cluster onto a piece of watercolor paper (Canson XL 140lb Paper) using our archival Noir Dye Ink. I stamped this image around the outer edges of my panel to create a border.

Next, I prepared my panel to do some wet in wet watercoloring. For this technique, you are merely adding wet watercolor paint to a wet portion of your watercolor paper. To prepare my panel, I used a #16 Filbert Brush (Blick Scholastic Wonder White) to apply a wash of clean water to my panel. Then I started dropping in my watercolor paint (Dr. Ph Martin’s Radiant Liquid Watercolor) using a Pentel Aqua Brush. I started off by dropping in bits/dots of Alpine Rose to one half of the panel. Then I took a second, clean waterbrush to loosely blend the color out.

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Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board, 16in x 16in

Once I was satisfied with the amount of blending, I continued to add a wash of clean water to the unpainted portion of my panel. Then I repeated the process to add color to the other half of the panel. Once I finished adding my Alpine Rose hue, I added additional dots of Persimmon color to create two tone peonies. I blended this color out in the same manner as the Rose.  I made sure to confine most of the warm colors to the peony areas of my stamped panel however, this project consisted of loose watercoloring so I did not take much care to stay within the lines!

Next, I applied Sap Green and Juniper Green in the same manner to the leaves of my panel. *All watercolors are from Set A of the Radiant Collection.

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Once I finished painting, I used my heat gun to dry the panel. Then I die cut the panel using the largest dies from our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (large) collection to add stitching to the edges of my panel. Next, I white heat embossed our sentiment onto black cardstock. After I cut the sentiment into a strip, I created a corresponding Ribbed Soft Gold Glitter Adhesive Paper strip that I used behind my original sentiment strip. Then I stamped my chickadees onto some more watercolor paper, painted them and then die cut them using coordinating dies. I adhered everything onto a top folding A2 base. Lastly, I used our Medallion Gold sequins to brighten up the card even more.

GIVEAWAYS:

We’re giving away a stamp set for each stop on the hop! Participants must leave a comment on each blog to qualify. *Does not include bundles.* Comment period will close on Sunday, June 10 at 11:59 pm and the winners will be announced here on The Ton blog sometime after.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s card! Your next stop is the talented Vera. Don’t forget to leave a comment here and on each stop on the hop for a chance to win a stamp set of choice to our shop!

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50 thoughts on “The Ton Summer Kick Off Blog Hop + Video and Giveaway

  1. Sue Busch says:

    Totally awesome! This is –without even having to think about it –my favorite stamp set from The Ton! Love it! And love being about to have matching dies for the stamp set. Your card is so beautiful –the coloring and the colors! Love it!

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  2. Betty Hall says:

    The stamp is beautiful , love it. Love you card and the watercoloring on it as well. Beautiful card. Hope you have a blessed day.

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  3. Maura R says:

    Beautiful card – I love the “messy watercoloring” , the sweet birds, and the gold and black accents – just lovely!

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  4. Andrea H says:

    I love this Peonies stamp as Peonies are my favorite flower, mine in the garden have just opened and are the most beautiful purple ever, [ wish I could show you ] I love the watercolour effect you have done with the wet on wet method, I’ve not tried watercolouring like this so I’m looking forward to trying it out, Thankyou for sharing your great talent and also for the inspiration you give me. xxx

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  5. Becky Green says:

    SUPER CARD, Effie! I LOVE the fun water coloring & your floral images! WHERE did you get your palette???? I LOVE IT! If you don’t already offer it, it would be something to consider! (Going to see if you already offer it now!) 😉 I think the hop was GREAT!!! EVERYONE did a FABULOUS JOB!!!!!!!!!!!! 😉 I only WONDER, HOW did I miss the release of the butterflies????? I am subscribed to your blog! (MAYBE, it just wasn’t released till today?) BUUUT, I am IN LOVE with your images! Thank goodness, my birthday is coming!!!! LOL

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  6. becab33324 says:

    Pretty card, Effie. Being a birdie lover, I adore those
    chickadees (and just saw my first one up in Canada
    on vacation! So cute!!).

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  7. Audrey Snow says:

    This stamp set is so versatile and I love the loose water coloring technique together with those adorable little chickadees. It’s a beautiful card.

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  8. Jen K says:

    This stamp set is so versatile, the chickadees are really cute. Thanks for the loose watercoloring video; I need more practice with that technique. I had a fun time and got lots of inspiration from the blog hop – thank you.

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  9. Karina says:

    I love it, watercoloring is my favorite medium and you coloring inspired me every time to go and practice. Love the colors you chose for this card thank you

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  10. Angie McKee says:

    No one does flower stamps like The Ton! They are ALL just insanely gorgeous……and those little chickadees? Absolutely darling!

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  11. Deepa Robbins says:

    Such a different messy water colour kind of look! I love it, especially the little bird in the corner! You have such great products! I’m saving up for my next haul!

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  12. jktaylor911 says:

    Love this set and your card is so lovely, like all of yours of course. You are so talented! Love the Backdrop boards featured as well.

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  13. Mary Holshouser says:

    I’ve always loved peonies. Had a garden
    full of them at one time and really miss them.
    Your coloring is so pretty. Love the
    way they circle the card. thanks for
    having the hop – need ideas for the
    future. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)ccom

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  14. Rebecca W says:

    Thanks for doing a little hop and a giveaway!!! I like the addition of the little birdies among the frame of flowers, very sweet! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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