Bright and Happy Sunflowers

Hello Everyone! It’s Jenny here taking over the blog today! Sunflowers are so bright and happy, and I just love our new beautiful sunflower themed stamp sets. I created 2 sunflower cards using many of our products, including our new Sunflower Garden Cling stamp, Modern Labels Stamp set, and the coordinating dies.

Here is the first card!

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I created a bright & cheerful card, mainly focusing on the flowers and let the leaves fade to the background. I stamped the Sunflower Garden Cling stamp on the Bristol Smooth cardstock with Mini MISTI stamping tool in our Beach Blondie Dye Ink and colored the flowers with Zig markers. I blended the colors out using the Aqua Water brushes. I waited for the panel to dry and cut it down slightly smaller than the A2 size.

By the way, you can now do the one stop shopping at our Boutique! We carry fabulous craft supplies such as the Zig markers, MISTI, the water brushes and many more! All the products from our shop and Boutique are all linked up. Just click and shop! 🙂

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Then, on a A2 sized card base, I adhered the Glossy Gold Adhesive Glitter paper. Next, I die cut “hello” on the watercolored panel using our Brushed Hello Coordinating Die and adhered the entire panel onto the card base. I also stamped the sentiment (from our Fresh Cut Sunflower stamp set) in Versamark, heat embossed in gold, and adhered it to the card using foam tape. I finished the card by adding some sequins from our new Belle’s Dress Couture Mix.


 

Moving on to the 2nd card!

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I created this card using our new Modern Labels, Sunflower Cluster Mini stamp set, and the coordinating dies. I love the Sunflower Cluster Mini products so much and they will be available at the shop in May!

I started the card by stamping the Sunflower Cluster Mini stamp twice on the Bristol Smooth cardstock in our Noir Dye ink. I first colored the flowers with Zig Markers. When it was dry, I blended Vanilla Frosted Cupcake Dye and Beach Blondie Dye ink on the leaves, using the ink blending tool. I also added some gold dots with the gel pen and Polychromos color pencils here and there to create more depth.

 

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Then I stamped one of the label image and the sentiment from our Modern Label stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed in gold. I die cut the label image using the coordinating die. I also die cut the frame using the largest layer of the Large Double Stitched Dies and the 2nd largest die from the Small Double Stitched Dies. I created the gold glitter background panel with the Glossy Gold Adhesive Glitter paper and the 2nd largest die from the Small Double Stitched Dies. Then I assembled all the elements on the A2 sized black card base and finished the card by adding the Gold thread and some sequins (Belle’s Dress Couture Mix & Deep Sage sequins).

 

That’s all from me today and I hope you enjoyed today’s project!

Also, there’s still time to submit your project for our monthly challenge!


Hope you join us for the April challenge at The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG!

The theme for April is “Anything Goes“

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There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!
Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Anything Goes”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by April 30, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

Please visit The Ton’s CHALLENGE BLOG for more info.


 

Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Hugs,

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Tea For Mom

Hi everyone, Lisa here.   This is my very first blog post as designer for The Ton and I’m so excited to be here!   Since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, I thought I’d share a Mother’s Day card with you.  I make quite a few Mother’s Day cards to send to my sisters, my mom, of course and also to a very special woman who is actually my best friend’s mother.  She has been like a second mother to me for many years so she’s at the top of my Mother’s Day list every year.   I made this especially for her and because she’s a tea lover,  I made a cup of tea using the Tea Party stamp set and Tea Party Coordinating Dies.

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I started out by first die cutting all the pieces to my tea cup.  I find that it is easier for me when I die cut small images first and then stamp them.  I stamped the cup with The Ton’s Lofty Mint for the background and Bright Emerald flowers.  The saucer is also in Lofty Mint and the cup and saucer are both outlined with Caviar ink.  I stamped the heart steam with Crystal Pewter.   For the base and handle of the cup I stamped with clear Versamark ink and embossed with Metallic Platinum Sparkle powder by WOW.  Ooops, don’t forget the tea!  I used a Copic marker to color the tea.  Isn’t that little tea tag cute?  I just made a little slit along the rim of the cup and added a thin string.  Then I hand cut a little white piece of card stock for the tag.  I searched through my stamps to find the tiny little word “LOVE” from a sentiment in the Dearest Peony stamp set and it fit perfectly.

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After adding some light ink splatters, to the card base, I  used the Haute Stripes Cling Background stamp to create a checkered table cloth.  After stamping the stripes horizontally onto a 4.25 x 5.5″ piece of white cardstock in Bright Emerald ink, I cut it in strips.   Then I adhered the strips to the card front staggering the colors so that it formed a checkerboard pattern.

The Peony Cluster Mini, stamped and die cut were added to the top of the card using dimensional tape.  The were colored using a variety of pink Copic markers.

For the sentiment I combined words from the Fresh Cut Tulips and Flutter Mini stamp sets and stamped them in Caviar ink.

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For a finishing touch, I added some clear sequins from the Glass Slippers Sequins Mix.

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Just a quick reminder, there’s still time to enter your cards into The Ton’s April Challenge!  You could win $50 to spend at The Ton Store and for this challenge, Anything Goes!!  Head on over and find out the details today.  Good Luck!

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I hope you enjoyed this card today, thank you so much for stopping by.  I look forward to coming back and posting more fun projects  soon using all of the wonderful goodies from The Ton.

Have a great day!

Lisa

Hello Gorgeous

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Hello crafty friends^^Eunji here.Today I made a perfume card using our new Marvelous Perfumes stamp set. Let’s start~

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I started by stamping the berry and leaf stamps from our Holiday Cones (Coord. Outlines) set on watercolor paper. Then I watercolored and and also used color pencil to add detail. Next I fussy cut the images leaving a thin white border (but dies are available for our Holiday Cones). In total, I colored four berry branches and nine leaves. Next I stamped the perfume image from our Marvelous Perfumes stamp set on watercolor paper and then colored it using watercolor paint. Next I stamped the same stamp on watercolor paper with Noir ink then fussy cut the image. I used the ribbon on that image and adhered it to the perfume bottle with foam tape.  Next I added the butterfly from our Beautiful Butterflies 3 stamp set which I stamped with our Iris Blooms ink on card stock then fussy cut. Next I adhered all the berry branches, leaves and perfume bottle onto a card panel with foam tape. Then I splashed yellow watercolor paint onto the card panel and also stamped the butterfly stamp all around with our Lemon Drop ink. Lastly I stamped  the sentiment stamp with our Noir ink.

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Thank you for stopping by.

See you soon~

The Ton Challenge – Anything Goes

There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the theme “Lucky”.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
  2. Display the cue word/inspiration photo on your blog post and include a link to this challenge in the body of your post.
  3. There is no limit to the number of projects you wish to enter into the challenge.
  4. The winning project will be chosen based upon detail, composition and aesthetics.
  5. Enter your card by March 31, 2017 by 12:55pm EST.

PLEASE VISIT THE TON’S CHALLENGE BLOG FOR MORE INFO.

Sunflowers

Hello and happy Friday everyone! It’s TaeEun here today to share three sunflower cards with you.

For The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release Effie designed another gorgeous layering floral stamp set and Garden cling background stamp featuring Sunflowers: Fresh Cut Sunflowers and Sunflower Garden cling stamp. As it gets warm here in northern hemisphere, these stamp sets provide perfect images for cards sending sunshine to recipients :).

On my first card I’ve created DIY background using layered sunflowers.

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To start off I stamped the sentiment from Fresh Cut Sunflowers in Noir. I then started stamping the first solid layer to fill the A2 panel along with masking. I used Lemon Drop, Amber Citrine and Lofty mint. I stamped the second layer with the same ink. It is hard to see in the picture but IRL you can see the subtle layering. I then stamped the flower centers using the inks from Cocoa Collection. The third layer of sunflowers was heat embossed in gold for some shine :)! I filled in the empty area with some sequins from Belle’s Dress and Hot Cocoa Couture Mix.

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The main image of my next two cards is Sunflower Garden cling stamp.

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On my second card for today I heat embossed the Sunflower Garden in multicolor using yellow, green and gold embossing powder on a yellow cardstock. I then colored the image with Prismacolor pencils. (Btw in The Ton’s shop we have now Boutique section, where you can find crafting supplies like colored pencils.) I made a panel with a piece of Adhesive foil paper Gold from which I cut out the outline of the big sunflower of the Sunflower Garden with a cutting machine and foam mounted it on the colored panel. The sentiment is from Macarons set. I gold heat embossed it on a dark brown cardstock and added it on the card on a nest of golden thread. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Medallion Gold Sequins.

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My last card was made using spotlight coloring technique.

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First I stamped the Sunflower Garden in embossing ink on a white cardstock and heat embossed it in silver. I then die cut the panel with three dies of the Double Stitched Square dies so that I got four parts of my panel cut. I then colored the central square and a frame using acrylic paints as shown in the picture. I glued the uncolored parts flat on the card base and added the colored parts using some foam adhesives. The sentiment is from Chandelier stamp set. I silver heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock, added a mat of Glossy fine silver adhesive Glitter paper and mounted it on the card. Finishing touch for this card was some beautiful Dew Drops.

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THE TON CHALLENGE

The Ton Challenge for April is open for any projects with The Ton’s products as the main image, as we have a ANYTHING GOES challenge 🙂 ! One winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton’s Shop. On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

That’s it from me today! Hope I could inspire you for a crafty weekend!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Guest Designer: Svetlana Pavlova

Hello! Svetlana here again for my final guest designer post and I hope you are all having a good day! Today I have prepared two cards for you!
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The first card is a shaker card! To create this card, I used the “Wishful Wildflowers” stamps. I’ve stamped the floral arrangements twice on the same place on the base of the card. Then with a circle die I diecut out the circle for the shaker window.
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I used copics to color the flowers and only colored the leafs on the inside panel, I really wanted the inside panel to stand out. I’ve added the sequins and the sentiment and the shaker card is complete.
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For my second card, I used Fresh Cut Sunflowers Coordinating Outlines clear stamp. On the watercolor paper I’ve stamped sunflowers with water-soluble ink and used the same ink to color the images.
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Once it was all dry I used a black marker to outline the flowers and leafs. For the background I used zig watercolor pens. Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a lovely day!
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Playing with the Color Burst inks

Hello Everyone! Anna here today with a couple cards I made using Color Burst inks.

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For the first one, I took a piece of watercolor paper and spritzed with Yellow Ochre, Burnt Orange and Terre Verte Color Burst paints.  Then I sprayed over the spritzed Color Burst with water. I laid some paper  towel over the watercoloured background. I peeled back the paper towel after a few seconds and left to dry.

Next I created a vellum panel. I stamped beautiful tulips from the Fresh Cut Tulips stamp set on that panel and embossed them with white embossing powder. I covered the Color Burst background with the vellum panel.  I stamped the Congratulations sentiment from the Macarons stamp set onto black card stock and heat embossed in white. In the end I added a few Dew Drops.

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For my second card I used Always Cherry Blossoms stamp set, Merlot and Indigo Color Burst paints. The watercoloured background was done the same way. These Always Cherry Blossoms flowers were again embossed on vellum with white embossing powder. Next I fussy cut all images and adhered these to the card. Lastly I stamped the sentiment with black ink.

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The Ton’s April Challenge is now live! Anything goes for this month so head over now to join the fun for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

Anna

Cityscapes Missing You

Welcome to The Ton Stamps blog this hump day. Yes, it is Wednesday folks…. already. Good news is, its that much closer to the weekend – yay!

Let’s get to the card I, Janette, am sharing as my first design team post!

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I began by white heat embossing the Sunflower Garden background cling stamp onto Bristol paper and Zigging it for a sunset effect. Bristol paper is the only paper I use with my Zigs, I highly recommend it. They blend on it remarkably well.

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I then stamped and fussy cut Vogue Skies in Caviar Hybrid ink and added the “Miss You” sentiment to the A2 trimmed background.

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Once the layers were adhered, I added Black Night sequins for a thought bubble detail. Adding the mat to this card made it slightly larger than A2, but it sure framed it nicely!

Thank you for visiting today! Don’t forget to check out the new Boutique section over at the The Ton shop or this month’s challenge, “Anything Goes!”

xox, Janette

A handful of Wishful Wildflowers

Hello, it’s LauraJane today. Hope you are having a beautiful day.

For today’s post I have several cards that I put together using the Wishful Wildflowers stamp set and the coordinating dies. After shopping at the new Boutique at The Ton, I simply had to play with the Peony Color Burst powder:)) and was delighted to see how different shades of red/pink could be achieved by varying the amount  of water used to mix with the powder.

These were my first two creative experiments: Using ALL the images from Wishful Wildflowers stamp set.  Both pieces are Heat embossed with Liquid Platinum EP. The top one is Watercolor paper and the bottom is Neenah Solar White 80# smooth.  For the pink one, I simply added more clear water to the paper and to the powder in the well of my pallette.TheTon-LauraJaneAfter playing with the color Burst I decided to use the pink piece and cut all the images out with the coordinating dies.  Then I heat embossed with Liquid Platinum EP the two arching images from Pragmatic Wreaths. Stamped the wreath blooms with Hollywood Star and Lemondrop. Added detail with  several ziggys to the Wishful Wildflower blooms and the wreath foliage. I will list the individual markers I used at the end of this post.Cut them out with the coordinating dies. Also I cut several Geometric Lattice Coverplate Die.

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For the first one, I needed a Wedding card:

I took one Geometric Lattice Coverplate cut from white CS and layered onto a white cardbase. Then I arranged the large cluster of wildflowers with a simple arch from Pragmatic Wreaths. Heat embossed the sentiment with Liquid Platinum EP onto black CS. And Embellished with Valentine Icing Couture Mix.IMG_4270The next one I cut the Geometric Lattice Coverplate from yellow CS. Then layered both arching images from Pragmatic Wreaths and several loose blooms from the colored Wishful Wildflowers . For the sentiment, I cut a 2 1/4″ circle with the Double Stitched Circle Dies (Small), stamped with Noir ink. Finished with Raspberry Sparkles couture Mix.IMG_4275

With a few more colored elements left over, I put together one last card. The panel stamped with Freestyle Stripes, inked with Amber Citrine, was cut with the largest  Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Small). Layered it onto a White panel cut with Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large).  Arranged the last of the blooms and wreath elements, cut in two pieces. Embellished with Glitter tape and  Raspberry Sparkles couture Mix. The sentiment is Liquid Platinum EP onto black CS.IMG_4277

Hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today, and it inspires you to PLAY, experiment and Create something you LOVE!

Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)

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Peonies Birthday Shaker Card

Good morning and happy Easter! Vera here to share a fun shaker card. I am so into shaker card at the moment. Especially with having several fabulous couture mix from The Ton. They are simply so pretty and I couldn’t resist playing with them.

Here’s a look at the card:

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I start with a panel that I trimmed slightly smaller than the card base. Then using my mini MISTI (which is available at The Ton shop under boutique) and the MISTI Creative Corner I draw the gray stripes using the wide end of my Copic.

Once that done, I die cut the rectangle opening using Modern Labels Coordinating Dies, adhere the acetate piece and stamped the sentiment from Modern Labels. I love all the beautiful sentiment on this set.

For the shaker, I used the Disco Spring Couture Mix and added a little bit of Periwinkle Seed Beads and Fairy Pink Sparkling sequins.

For the flower, I used Peony Cluster Mini. For now, this set is not available for purchase till May 2015. But, you will get it for free with any purchase of $150 and more. I didn’t get a chance to play with it during the release week, and been itching to play with it, because it is a pretty awesome set.

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I stamped the image twice, heat embossed them with Rose Gold embossing powder and then color them with Copic. Then die cut them using the coordinating dies and adhere them to the front of the shaker opening.

I hope you find this card as fun and enjoy it as much as I enjoy making it. Well, peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you all have a beautiful weekend and if you celebrate Easter, happy Easter and may you have a blessed one. Till next time….

Vera New

Peonies outside my window.

Good morning! Emily here with you today for a quick project with lots of white space and pops of bright color. We recently moved, and while the house to which we moved has beautiful landscaping, I find myself missing my the peonies that were outside our dining room window. They are starting to come up now, and we had some beautiful deep pink peonies to enjoy every year (and the best part was they require absolutely no gardening knowledge, which is a perfect plant for this black-thumbed indoor-girl!). I don’t name my cards, but if I were, I would call this one “Peonies Outside My Window” in honor of those lovely, low-maintenance blooms!

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To start, I had a portion of silver-embossed Peony Crush background lying on my desk left over from the release last week. After discovering that it was the perfect size to go behind the new rectangle die from the Modern Labels die set, I simply finished coloring it with my Zig markers (which are now available in The Boutique! One stop shopping!). Next, I die cut the rectangle from Modern Labels coordinating die set (I absolutely love how Effie included a beautiful stitched edge on the exterior of each of the dies. Those little extra details are so wonderfully thought out.) from an A2 panel of white card stock.

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After adhering my peony panel to my window, I thought it looked a little plain, so I stamped the peony from Dearest Peony using the same silver embossing powder (love that the peonies in this new release all coordinate!) and colored it again with the same Zig markers, fussy cutting it right down to the embossing and rearranging the leaves a bit to suit the shape of my card better. After I had adhered the peony to my card front, I stamped the greeting from Modern Labels onto some strips of white card stock using Caviar ink. The final touch was to add a smattering of Glass Slippers sequins to the card front.

Well that’s all for me today! A reminder: don’t forget to get your project linked up to The Ton’s challenge blog. The theme for April is Anything Goes, so just use whatever stamps and/or dies from The Ton you want to create a project, link it up, and you could win a $50 shopping spree to The Ton!

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Have a marvelous day, friends, and a wonderfully happy Easter!