Video: Watercolored Today’s Cosmos Card + Free Gift Promo

Hello and welcome back, everyone!! I have a new card and video as well as a promotional free gift with purchase. Scroll down for all the details.

For today’s project, I used our new Today’s Cosmos, 6×6 Photopolymer stamp set.

I started off by embossing the blooms and leaves from our Today’s Cosmos onto watercolor paper using our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored the florals using a combination of Peony, Gamboge and Wisteria Color Bursts. For the leaves, I used Turquoise Color Bursts.

Once my panel was painted, I stamped our sentiment (from the same stamp set) with our Plum Wine dye ink. Then I mounted the panel onto a top folding A2 base and embellished the card using our Glass Slippers Sequins.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! I love the big blooms in this set. The large blooms make it easy to create a project (and they’re so easy and fun to color)!

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Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

Birthday card with watercolored peonies

Hello, everyone! Anna here with a floral card featuring the Coming Up Peonies stamp set.

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I started by stamping the image from Coming Up Peonies onto a watercolor paper and heat embossed it using Rose Gold embossing powder. I colored the beautiful bouquet with my Holbein Watercolors and fussy cut it.

To create the background, I ink blended Rose Quartz Dye and Vanilla Frosted Cupcake onto a piece of white cardstock, stamped Modern Plaid Cling Background and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I adhered the vellum panel to the background and foam mounted it on the cardbase.

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Then, I adhered the bouquet of peonies on the vellum panel. The ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment was stamped on a strip of a kraft cardstock with Versamark Ink and heat embossed in white.

Next, I added a few sequins from Pink Diamond Couture Mix to finish it up.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great Friday!

Anna

Blue Birthday Peony

Hi peeps! How’s it going? Vera here, bringing you mid week inspiration on behalf of The Ton.

With the recent anniversary release, there are many beautiful sets for me to play with. But, I have one set that I didn’t get a chance to play with during the release party, the Peony Close Up Cling Background stamp! And, am pretty excited the way my card turned out using this set.

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To start, I stamped and heat embossed the flower with Rose Gold embossing powder on a piece of watercolor cardstock. Then I watercolor the flower with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set. With the winter weather still going strong, I decided to color it with cool tone. Let it dry.

On hindsight, I should have taped the paper before I watercolor it, so the paper stay flat, but I forgot. Luckily, strong good glue, helped to straighten the paper. 🙂 Die cut the word happy using Peony Laurel Coordinating Dies. Pop the word out and adhere the flower panel to the card base.
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I repeat the die cutting process three more times on a white cardstock and layered them to make the word happy stands out more. Then, I stamped and heat embossed the word “Wishing You A” and “Birthday” from Peony Laurel set. Trim the label and adhere to card.
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I finished the card by adding my favorite embellishment, the mix size dew drops. Hah… when it comes to embellishing my flower cards, this is my go to item. I need a box full of them!!

Well, this weekend I am hosting a crafting day with my girlfriends, so I am hoping I can finish a few cards. Lofty goal, I know, as usually we tend to chat more than actually finishing any card. 😉

That’s all for me today peeps. I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. Thank you for stopping by here and may the rest of your week goes on wonderfully. Cheers….

Giveaway Winners

Hello and welcome back! I’m popping in today to announce the winners of our 4th Anniversary Release giveaways! I’m a few days late with this post so I apologize for the delay!

Release Debut Post Giveaway Winner: Becky Green

Blog Hop Day 1 Winner – Susan Young

Blog Hop Day 2 Winner – Linda Knox

Blog Hop Day 3 Winner – Angie Hollins

Blog Hop Day 4 Winner – Ericka Strange

Congratulations to our giveaway winners! Please choose a stamp set from our 4th Anniversary Release and email us at HELLO@THETONSTAMPS.COM within 48 hours to claim your giveaway. Please include GIVEAWAY WINNER in the subject line. Please also include your shipping address in the body of the email.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Special Day Lanterns & Peony Close Up

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of cards showcasing two new stamp sets from our 4th Anniversary Release.

Did you enjoy our Release and mini blog hops? Surely you’ve gotten lots of inspiration while hopping along with my team mates and amazing guest designers! I have chosen two new stamp sets today to showcase, Special Day Lanterns and Peony Close Up cling background stamp.

The first card was made using the smallest lantern image from Special Day Lanterns . I wanted to make a card in a clean and simple style instead of making a scene on the whole panel which you could create very easily using the set.

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I started off by heat embossing three small lanterns on some clear acetate piece in copper embossing powder. I then heat embossed the candle in silver and the flame in gold. Unfortunately I didn’t use a heat-resistant acetate so that my piece get warped a bit even though I was very careful with the heat tool.

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To make the front panel with a subtle texture I heat embossed the Modern Plaid background on a white panel in white pearl embossing powder. I cut off the part where I wanted to place the acetate with the lanterns. The sentiment is from Special Day Lanterns set as well. I stamped it in Noir on the front panel.

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The background was created directly on the white cardbase. I masked off the upper and lower part of the front of the cardbase and blended Lemon Drop, Parisian Blue and Grape Crush on the open area to represent the candle light in the night sky. I splattered white opaque watercolor on it and let it dry. I added some white little stars from Blue Ice Couture Mix.

Next I stamped the floral cluster three times to decorate the lanterns. I stamped the flowers in Soft Garnet, Red Sangria Hybrid ink, Lemon Drop and Coralline Hybrid, and the leaves in Soft Garden on some white cardstock. I fussy cut the floral clusters and set them aside.

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I adhered the acetate piece to the front panel and foam mounted it on the cardbase. The floral clusters were added using some foam adhesives and I went over the flowers with a clear glitter pen to finish off the card.

Next card is showcasing the gorgeous Peony Close Up cling stamp!

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I wanted to have the outlines of the image in coordinating colors. So I stamped the stamen in Lemon Drop, the inner petals in Peach Blossom, the outer petals in Red Sangria Hybrid ink and the leaves in Soft Garden on some watercolor paper. After stamping was done I clear heat embossed the whole image.

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I watercolored the image using Color Burst powders. I used yellow and pink tone to color the peony and colored the background in yellow. After the panel was dry I cut it using the biggest Double Stitched Rectangle die. I then added some depth on the petals using Prismacolor colored pencils.

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I chose the sentiment from Scripty Greetings set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of vellum and added it to the front panel before I adhered it on the white cardbase. I used vellum for the sentiment as I didn’t want to cover the beautiful peony 🙂 !

I finished off the card by scattering some sequins from Sugar Coookie Couture Mix.

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That’s it from me today! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards!

Wishing you all a happy and crafty week!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Happy New Year’s Eve

Hello everyone!!! Hope you’re enjoying the last day of the year of 2018 with your family and friends! It’s TaeEun here today with a New Year’s card and the last floral card of this year 🙂 .

I’ve made a tunnel card decorated with beautiful floral border from Certificate of Awesomeness stamp set.

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I started by making three panels. First I blended Cobalt Breeze and Blue Diamond on the first panel and Grape Crush and Cobalt Breeze on the second panel. I applied the colors on about two thirds of the upper part of the two panels. To apply the colors on the base panel I masked the border using masking tape and blended Italian Denim, Grape Crush and Plum Wine. I splattered white opaque ink on all of the panels and let them dry.

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The first two panels were cut using Double Stitched Rectangle dies making a window while the window of the second panel is smaller than the one of the first panel.

I gold heat embossed the floral border image and small floral cluster from Certificate of Awesomeness set two times. I colored the images using Zig brush markers and a clear glitter pen and cut them with coordinating dies.

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The happy die cut was cut with Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies from some white cardstock, which was adhered on the first panel. I stamped Happy New Year sentiment from Banner Holiday Add On set in Cobalt Breeze.

I arranged the floral clusters and foam mounted them on every panel as shown in the picture.

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Now I started assembling the card into a tunnel card. I cut two thin strips of light weight cardstock and folded them in accordion shape. I attached the sides of each panel to the accordion strips to connect them together.

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I finished off the card by adding some clear Dew Drops.

As I love coloring floral images, I have one more card featuring Amazing Gardenia to share with you. I watercolored the big gorgeous gardenia image a while back. And Now I’m glad I could turn it into a card before the year ends 🙂 .

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I did some no-line coloring on Amazing Gardenia and cut it using the coordinating die. I then blended Peach blossom and Crystal Pewter dye ink on a white cardstock. After the panel was dry I heat embossed our new Modern Plaid background stamp in Rose Gold Embossing powder on it. I love this background stamp! It gives every background panel a unique look!

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I cut the background panel using two Double Stitched Rectangle dies to make the frame. The frame was then foam mounted on a gray cardbase and the center panel was adhered flat. I then added the gardenia and the gray sentiment strip. The sentiment is from Most Interesting Cardmaker set.

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I finished off the card by scattering some sequins from Cinderella’s Ride and Deck the Halls Couture Mix.

 

Thank you so much everyone for your love and support throughout this year!

Wishing you all a happy and crafty New Year !!!

Hugs,

TaeEun

You Are Amazing

Hi peeps! How’s it going? For those of you that celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating with your loved ones. Hubby and I just had a quiet one with just us and the the puppies. This is literally our first Christmas being home and not going anywhere and it’s actually pretty nice & relaxing to stay in our pjs all day long. 🙂

Anyway, with long weekend, that means time in the craft room. I love The Ton large flower sets, and this Gardenia Wishes is no exception. As usual, I decided to try out unusual color combo. I want to combine soft coloring with bold sentiment.

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To start, I stamped the flower with Caviar ink, die cut it and then color it with Copic markers.

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Then put it aside and I work on the card base. For the sentiment I used the Seriously Amazing Sentiments set and stamped it with Italian Denim ink. I love, love the modern look of this set.
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Once I am done with the sentiment, I arranged the flowers on the card and adhere it with adhesive foam. If you look at this flower on the set, you might notice that it looked slightly different on my card. I trimmed the leaves on the right side and tuck them in on the top left and right of the leaf cluster.

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Finished by adding some mixed size dew drops. And, that’s it. I think this card would be great encouragement card for anyone who could use a cheer or a lifting up message. I for one, love reminding my friends that they’re amazing just the way they are. I think it’s important for us to lift each other up, be kind to one another, don’t you agree?

Well peeps, thank you for all your support for The Ton throughout 2018. We’re looking forward to sharing more awesome sets with you in 2019!! I wish you all a great New Year and may 2019 be a year filled with blessings and good health for all. Cheers….

Vera

Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope Santa left you some goodies under the tree this morning!!

Brenda here with a couple of cards to share with you today!! The first is a holiday card (I look at it as getting a jump-start on next year…lol!!) and the second would make a great thank you card for after the holidays.

Let’s start with the holiday card…

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I started by stamping the Wonderland Print stamp set with Soft Garden, Bright Fern, and Valentine Red Inks, then cutting the image out with the Wonderland Print Coordinating Dies. Next, I stamped the Diagonal Stripes Cling Background stamp with Valentine Red Ink onto pale pink cardstock. The largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies was used to die-cut the background panel. I had good intentions of making this into a shaker card. I wanted to stamp the sentiment onto the acetate, but there was just too much static and the embossing powder stuck all over the acetate sheet. (Even after using an anti-static powder tool.) So, I white heat embossed the sentiment, also from the Wonderland Print set, directly onto the background panel. A red marker ws used to create a shadow, so the letters stood out more. I popped up the die-cut image with foam adhesive. The Sugar Cookie Couture Mix was sprinkled inside the die-cut. Lastly, Ruby Slippers Glitter Nuvo Drops add some bling to the berries and centers of the flowers.

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The next card could be a thank you card or just thinking of you…

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Holy sparkles, Batman!! I used so much glitter paper for this card!! It is very eye-catching though! I die-cut the Snowflake Layering Coverplate Dies from white & blue glitter paper and adhered them directly onto a panel of silver glitter paper. I popped the white snowflakes back onto the panel with foam adhesive, rotating them slightly. The sentiment, from Blizzard Hugs, was white heat embossed onto blue cardstock and trimmed into a rectangle. It was then adhered with foam tape.

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That’s it for me today!!

Wishing you a very merry holiday season and a Happy New Year!!!

I’ll see you soon!!!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Hi friends, it’s Mayline here with you today. Today is Christmas Eve and it’s the most wonderful time of the year! I thought you have already done to make Christmas cards. So, today I am sharing New Year greeting card using Delicate Grid Cling Background stamp, Holiday Chic Tags Stamp Set, Holiday Chic Tag Coordinating Dies, Vogue Skies Coordinating Dies, Star Trails stamp set, Vogue Alpha Lower stamp set and Vintage Christmas Block stamp. If you haven’t prepared it yet today’s card will help you have new year greeting card ideas.

Here is my New Year card for you. Ta-da! It’s not a traditional look greeting card but I love this modern style? or cute? card.

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Instructions:

Today is my last posting for 2018. Wishing you a magical and blissful holiday! Have a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year! See you next year 🙂

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

 

Video: Last Minute Embossed Christmas Cards + Discount Code

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Hi, everyone!! I’m back with a quick pair of embossed holiday cards using our Blizzard Hugs stamp set! Christmas is literally around the corner and you guys are probably running around with last minute prep and errands (I’m totally projecting here). So I made this quick holiday card for those who are a bit pressed for time but need a design with impact.

I basically white heat embossed the smallest and mid sized snowflakes from our Blizzard Hugs all over an A2 red card panel. Before I started stamping, I made sure to position the mid sized snowflake somewhere a bit off center on my panel. This will serve as my focal point later on since I die cut the inner negative space with the coordinating die. Before I started die cutting, I added some smaller snowflakes in the empty/negative areas.

Once everything was white embossed, I die cut that mid sized snowflake using the coordinating die. I also die cut the entire panel with the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Small die collection. This die cut my panel into a smaller than A2 sized panel with stitching around the four edges.

Next, I popped up the embossed panel onto a side folding A2 cardbase. Then I stamped my sentiment with our Caviar Hybrid ink onto white cardstock which I trimmed into a banner. Lastly, I popped it up onto my base and added some Gold Medallion sequins to embellish my card.

Here’s a 30% discount code for some last minute shopping needs “BYE2018“. You can use this code on our stamps, dies, ink and gilding products with a minimum purchase of $75 (before taxes and shipping). This code will expire on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 11:30pm EST. This code cannot be used on prior purchases or combined with other offers.

Please do not post this code in any facebook groups or Instagram or make it public anywhere. Thank you so much for your cooperation!!

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