The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 4

Hello and welcome back to blog for the final blog hop of our 4th Anniversary celebration!! We hope you’ve been enjoying our week long celebration. If you missed the previous release days/hops, you can check out our 4th Anniversary Debut post here; Blog Hop Day 1 here; Blog Hop Day 2 here and Blog Hop Day 3 here. Scroll down for giveaway and promo details!

All of our new products are available for purchase now and will begin to ship starting 1/11/19!

Our new Gifted, 6×8 Set is our promotional free gift with purchase GWP set for this release. This set is a free gift with $175* purchase.

This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping and AFTER any gifts codes/giveaway codes are applied. This promotion cannot be combined with other specials, promotions or giveaway codes. This promotion will continue until January 8, 2019 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

**There must be a new Anniversary 2019 Release product in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

Let’s begin our hop! Here’s the fabulous lineup for today:

  1. The Ton<— You are here
  2. Isha Gupta
  3. Anna Kutsenko
  4. Kymona Tracey
  5. Justine Hovey
  6. Brenda Noelke
  7. Ilina Crouse
  8. Mayline Jung

For today, I have two cards!

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

For my first card, I used our Coming Up Peonies and did a little bit of watercoloring with Ken Oliver Color Bursts.

I started off by white heat embossing this beautiful large peony cluster image from our Coming Up Peonies onto watercolor paper. Once embossed, I did a little bit of loose, wet in wet watercoloring. I started off by applying clean water to the largest peony petals.

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Then I dropped in bits of Peony Color Bursts and then some Marigold Color Bursts for a two toned look. I used the same pigments for the peony buds. Once the warm colors were down, I used Lime Color Bursts for the stems and leaves. I made sure to watercolor a little bit outside the embossed lines to give it a more artsy effect.

Once I finished painting, I trimmed my panel into a size that’s slightly smaller than A2. Next I stamped the Good Luck sentiment with Caviar Hybrid ink and then added some Clear Rhinestones to finish my card.

I love the amount of white space of the panel against the bright color bursts!

For my next project, I used our Special Day Lanterns.

This is more of a multi step stamp set and the results are really pretty! In the end, you have a multi toned chic lantern with floral elements and a candle.

I started off stamping the lantern frames. The frames should be stamped in three parts. Once the frames were stamped in our Found Topaz and Aspen Cocoa inks, I stamped the leaves of the florals cluster in Bright Emerald and Ocean Teal Dye Ink. Then there are two 2-step floral clusters consisting of four stamps in total. For the larger cluster, I used a combination of Soft Garnet and Red Sangria. For the smaller cluster, I used Amber Citrine and Coralline inks.

Once the frame of my lantern and floral clusters were stamped, I went ahead and stamped the candle. I used our Crystal Pewter first. Then I used the rock and roll technique to partially ink up the right side of the same candle stamp. I then stamped the candle again giving the image a bit of shading. Then I stamped the flame in Amber Citrine and the two step rope stamps in Warm Hazelnut and Found Topaz inks.

Couture Color Inks

I used the same inks for the two smaller lanterns in my card.

Once my lanterns were complete, I stamped my sentiment with our Aspen Cocoa Ink and finished my card by adding some Bermuda Blue sequins.

GIVEAWAYS – We have giveaways everyday on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from our 4th Anniversary Release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. We’ll choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on our blog by January 12. The comment period for all release giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST. 

Now that you’ve seen my projects, head over to the talented Isha’s blog!

Thank you all for celebrating our 4th Anniversary with us the past few days!! It’s truly amazing to make it this far and I hope to continue to introduce fresh and unique designs to this industry for many more years! Thank you again for making this possible!


64 thoughts on “The Ton Anniversary 2019 Mini Hop – Day 4

  1. Teri S. says:

    Effie, you deserve mega Congratulations as you celebrate the Ton’s 4th Anniversary!! Your Peony stamp you designed & used on your card is so realistic looking & coloured so beautifully that it took my breath away for a moment. I have to say I love those lanterns too. I’ve never seen anything like them anywhere else. Bravo!


  2. Stanlee Runner says:

    Happy 4th anniversary, Effie. As always your designs are gorgeous and your cards are beautiful. Thank you for inspiring all of us.


  3. Rachel Duong says:

    The flower stamps are amazing. Your coloring is so awesome. I love the lantern set with the candle. There is not another stamp like it and it is so unique and love the detail.


  4. Becky Green says:

    GORGEOUS WORK, Effie! LOOOVE the florals you come out with & I SO ENJOYED watching you water color your first card! LOVELY JOB!!! (I NEED some of those larger images you have Effie! LOL AND those Color Bursts!) 😉 I’ve been FASCINATED with the Lanterns! LOVED watching you create your second card & seeing just HOW they’re created! GORGEOUS WORK!!!! 😉 And, “HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” 😉


  5. Billie A says:

    Your flower card is beautiful. I love your coloring technique and color choices. I wouldn’t think to add the marigold. I love the look. Beautiful stunning. The second card is so pretty. I love the way it’s layered and so glad you showed how to do the layering. I wouldn’t know what to do to get the look so glad you showed how. Beautiful cards.


  6. Jessica Colie says:

    Oh my goodness I’m in love with the peonies stamp!
    You did an amazing job watercoloring it.

    It was a joy to watch the painting process and it makes me want to break out my watercolors.
    I love love love the cards.

    Happy Anniversary!


  7. Mary Holshouser says:

    I think the hanging candle holder is my
    favorite of the release. The high heels
    make me miss my “young years” but
    I’m happy not having to be uncomfortable.
    thanks for having the hop.
    Happy 4th anniversary.


  8. Andrea H says:

    What amazing designs, both bang up to date, classy too. Congratulations again on 4 FAB years. Here’s to the next 4 years and more 🥂🍾 tfs xxx oh and thankyoufor ALL the inspiration you’ve given me over the years. Xxx


  9. Melanie Holthaus says:

    Oh wow, those special day lanterns are so cute!! I love succulents and cute geometric room decor so those are so up my alley 😍 all of the stamps you’ve released look so great, awesome work!


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