Guest Designer: Laura Sterckx

Hi, everyone! I’m Laura Sterckx from Making Cards Is Fun and I’m honored to be guest designing for The Ton. I’ll be using the Peony Close Up Cling Stamp to create a beautiful rainbow card. 

Photo taken against our Smooth White Wood Backdrop Board

First I stamped and heat embossed the peony on Canson Watercolor Paper. You could also use regular card stock, but since I originally wanted to do some watercoloring, I decided to use watercolor paper. 

Then, I created a rainbow background with Distress Oxide Inks. This was super easy and fast to do since these inks blend beautifully and effortlessly. To finish off this card, I die cut the hello greeting from the Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies from The Ton. I added dimension to these letters with Fun Foam.
That’s it! Which card is your favorite? Do you prefer the black or the white version? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

Guest Designer: Sveta Fotinia

Hello everyone! I’m here today with my last third card as a guest designer. Last time I promised you to tell who got the card with the gold glitter dress.
This card card I made for a special women, my fitness trainer who turned 70 this year (wow!). She trained me when I was a school girl, then I back to her a year ago and a few months later I find out that I’m pregnant (yay!). Now we both hope that my baby Eva will also join her aerobics school in a few years. 
Now let’s back to the card I made for today. I went with the black and white and 1 color scheme again this time using blue color. Delicate Polka Dots Cling Background is always a good idea, especially for the flowers. Classic look of black on white polka dots I completed with fussy cut anemones from Anemone Wishes Stamp set, that I colored using watercolor brush pens. For the sentiment I used the same stamp set.
Finally to complete the card with an eye catching accent I added silver glitter to the flowers.
Thanks Effie and everyone who took time to stop by here and/or leave kind comments. 
Hugs, Sveta.


Hello everyone! I’m so happy to show you my second card as a guest designer. This time I want to highlight the Haute Gala Dress stamp set. 
The stamp itself  is pretty large so this card is also made folding pale grey standard size cardstock in a half and making a cut it by the longer side. I stamped outline image with black ink and the inner part of gorgeous lady in a dress heat embossed with gold glitter embossing powder. I decided to stay on a clean and simple side, so added a sentiment in black and few sparkles in gold. Combination of grey, black and gold I completed with touch of white making white borders around the card with white gel pen.
Do you like to know to whom this card was presented? If yes – leave a comment below and I will tell you the story in my next guest post.
Thanks for your kindness and comments!

Guest Designer: Svetlana Pavlova

Hello! This is Svetlana and I am back for my Guest Designer post.


For today, I have such a summer, city card with a flowerbed. To make this card, I used the “City Girls: Book Life” set of stamps and the background stamp “City Builings Cling Background“.

First I stamped flowers, pasted with camouflage paper and then stamped out the city with gray inks . Flowers are colored with watercolor markers. After that I added a sentiment to the banner and some sequins.The card is ready!


I’m so glad and happy that I was given a chance to work with the stamps from the new release! Thank you very much for the invitation!


Guest Designer: Svetlana Pavlova

Hello everyone! I’m very glad to be invited by your blog today! For this occasion I prepared two cards with amazing “Fresh Cut Daisies” stamps.
I decided to make the first card in the classical version, simply multilayered by stamping flowers with three different shades. For the volume of the composition, I sticked one flower using adhesive foam tape, and the rest just stamped on the card pad.
As for the second card, I made a similar card with watercolors.
I just shaded each layer with water and stamped with other inks after.  Then I added the splashes and sequins. Gorgeous stamps, flowers look so realistic! I’m in love with them!
Thanks for joining me today for my guest post for The Ton. I will be back in two weeks with another post!

Guest Designer: Daria Grushina

Hi everyone, Daria here and I am very happy to join The Ton Blog again today!

For today’s card, I got to play with The Ton’s Sunnies stamps and it was such a pleasure to do so. I think it is a really unique one.


Here, I took of the sentiments “Hello Gorgeous” and used it to create a border on my card base, sort of pattern paper. Love the contrast achieved. I stamped one of the sunglasses right on top, so part of the sentiment picks through. To add some interest to the project, I stamped another pair of glasses onto scrap paper, colored the flowers, fussy cut them and again adhered with foam tape. I think, these glasses turned out pretty cool. What do you think?


I am simply in love with all the sentiments. Someday, I will make a card using just sentiments from this stamp set.


That’s all from me. Thanks so much for staying with me, hope you have got some ideas to try. If so, be sure to tag me and The Ton in social media. We’ll be very excited to see what you create.



Guest Designer: Daria Grushina

Hi everyone!

Daria here and I am very happy to join The Ton Blog today as a guest designer for this month. Thank you so much Effie for the invitation. I have got to play with three stamp sets from the summer release: Anemone Wishes and Basic Banners. It was a great pleasure!


I think you will agree that gorgeous flower clusters are The Ton’s signature, and I couldn’t pass on those.  With Anemone Wishes stamp set, it is so easy to create sophisticated cards plus you have got great sentiments.


For my card, I stamped the flowers with black ink into my card base to create grounding for my future flower clusters.

Then, I stamped, colored and fussy cut multiple flowers and leaves from the bouquet.  When it was done, I adhered them with foam adhesive for added dimension. I also tried to follow the rule of three – creating visual color triangle that is more pleasing to the eye.

Although, there are some really awesome sentiments in the set, I’ve wanted to use some from Basic Banners. I like that you can mix and match all kind of phases with this one. But here, I’ve decided to go with a simple one, as my background was already quite busy, I’ve needed something less complex to balance it.

That’s all from me. Thanks so much for staying with me, hope you have got some ideas to try. If so, be sure to tag me and The Ton in social media. We’ll be very excited to see what you create.