Coloring Large Stamp and Die using Alcohol Ink

Hello everyone! Can you believe it’s already April ?!!! Time goes by so fast! Hope your April is off to a great start!!! It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of cards to share with you. I chose  Peony Close Up and Pop-Up Butterfly die-Monarch for today’s cards and colored them using alcohol ink.

Let’s start with Peony Close Up card! I love all Close Up cling stamp series and this Peony Close Up is my absolute favorite.

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I started by applying light wash of pink alcohol ink on a glossy cardstock panel. I used Shell Pink and Flamingo along with lots of rubbing alcohol to lighten the color. After the first layer was dry, I gold heat embossed the Peony Close Up on the panel.

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I then added more alcohol ink on the petals. This time I used also Sunset Orange to add a little bit of orange to the pink colors. I worked on petal by petal to define them in different shades. For the greenery I used Haselnut instead of green. I used a micro applicator to add color on small areas.

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After the colored panel was completely dry, I cut the “hugs” using Love and Hugs Word Plate die from the panel and from some light pink fun foam. I then started assembling the card by adhering the panel on a white cardbase. I inlaid the sentiment, raised using the fun foam die cut. The small “sending” is from Brushed Love stamp set. I made a fishtail banner using a scrap of glossy cardstock on which I applied Shell Pink alcohol ink. I gold heat embossed the sentiment on it and foam mounted it onto the card.

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To finish off I colored the stamen using yellow Stickles and added Medallion Gold sequins and one pink sequin from Guava Sparkle Couture Mix.

The second card is featuring the huge butterfly wing die cut of Pop-Up Butterfly die-Monarch.

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To start off I’ve created a background panel in blue and purple. I first applied Blending solution on a Yupo panel, dropped Amethyst, Pool and Sail Boat on it and blended them together by blowing them.

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I cut the half monarch butterfly using Pop-Up Butterfly die-Monarch from a Yupo panel and colored it with the same alcohol ink colors without diluting them. After the alcohol inks were all dry, I splattered silver Mixative on the butterfly and the background panel.

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I glued the background Yupo panel on a dark blue cardbase, added two thin strips of Glossy Fine Silver Adhesive glitter paper on the middle of the panel and foam mounted the circle with a sentiment from Butterfly Wings-Monarch stamp set, stamped in Iris Blooms. I cut one more monarch butterfly from some blue fun foam to raise the Yupo butterfly. I completed the card by adhering the butterfly on the background.

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That’s it from my side. Hope I could inspire you with my cards today!

Thank you so much for looking!

Have a wonderful week!






Love You

Hi everyone! It’s Mayline. Today I am sharing a pair of cards using Tulip Bouquet stamp set,  Sending Peonies stamp set, and Brushed Love Coordinating Die & Brushed You Coordinating Die. These two cards,  I used a no-line colouring method which is one of my favourite techniques.


Instructions for both cards (sending love & thinking of you):

  1. Create an A2 sized panel from watercolour paper.
  2. To make a floral border panel, use Sending Peonies stamp set (or Tulip Bouquet stamp set) with Distress ink “Scattered Straw” on the panel.
  3. Use a no-line watercolour technique to colour the images.
  4. Die cut black cardstock using Brushed Love Coordinating Die (or Brushed You Coordinating Die) to get words ‘love’ (or ‘you’)
  5. Adhere Brushed Love die-cutting pieces to the panel using 3D tape.
  6. Stamp sentiment ‘sending’ from Sending Peonies stamp set (or ‘thinking of’ from Brushed You stamp set ) on the panel using Noir ink.




I placed these cards side by side then they show like this “love you”. It becomes a perfect floral card set!  If you have Brushed You or Brushed Love stamp set, you should have Brushed Love Coordinating Die or Brushed You Coordinating Die. Even if you don’t have these stamp set, you can use these Coordinating Dies as a standalone die. I used these dies (sometimes, with coordinating stamps) many times/ways as photos shown below.

Now The Tone has 50% off sale on all of our coordinating dies including Brushed Love Coordinating Die and Brushed You Coordinating Die. So, it’s a good chance to have them with half price! Don’t miss out! “USE CODE “CUT50”


Thank you for stopping by!



Sending Hugs – Pink Peonies Washi

Happy Hump Day!! Spring has sprung!! It is wonderful to see the sun shining and hear the birds chirping!!

I long for the time when I can plant some flowers in my yard. In the Midwest, they say you aren’t safe from frost until after Mother’s Day. So, I guess I’ll have to continue to plant flowers in my craft room until then…HA!


For today’s card, I chose to use the stunning new Pink Peonies Washi Tape. I love that I can fake the look of a watercolored panel using Effie’s beautiful original watercolor paintings!

I began by applying the Pink Peonies Washi to two white cardstock panels. I fussy cut the florals from one of the panels and cut a heart from the center of the other one using the Heart Jigsaw Die. I die-cut the heart again from some glitter rose gold paper and only used the thin outline. I adhered the washi covered cardstock and the thin outline to a panel of pink cardstock. The fussy cut flowers were adhered around the heart image. The sentiment was die-cut from glitter rose gold paper using the Love & Hugs Word Plate Dies and adhered as shown. A few sequins from the Pink Diamond and Summer Soiree Couture Mixes were the perfect finishing touch!



Thanks so much for stopping by!! Enjoy the rest of your week and I’ll see you soon!!!


Hugs For You

Hi peeps! Happy Monday! Can you believe it that we’re already in the last week of March? Time sure flies isn’t it?

Well, before we fly through this week, I am here today to bring you a creative inspiration from The Ton.

My crafty friends and I try to get together once a month and this past weekend was our monthly meeting. It was fun as everyone were so buzzing with creativity. It never fails to get my creativity going on full blast.

One of the card I worked on was this card.

Seriously, this Peony Laurel set is one of my favorite. I stamped, colored & die cut the flower. On this card, I really didn’t have any plan on what I am going to do. I often just started with a favorite set & go from there.

Once I finished the flower, I was debating on what next & remember I have this Holiday Chic Tag dies that hasn’t got that much love. So, I decided to use it to ground my sentiment. Die cut the tag & colored it with various ink then die cut the word Hugs using one of the word dies from Peony Laurel coordinating dies set.

Adhere the flower & the tag to the panel & adhere them to the card base. Then, stamped the other sentiments.

I can’t help but have to use the birdies from Nesting Peonies set. Did I ever tell you how much I love birdies? I love them! 🙂 Oh yes, I also added a little strip of stripes on the bottom. I think it add the perfect finishing touch to this card, so it’s not too plain.

Well peeps, that’ all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s card & may your week tarts off wonderfully. Cheers….


Cards with Coming Up Daisies

Hello, everyone! Olga is here with you! I created a couple of cards using Coming Up Daisies set.


I stamped the daisies repeatedly with Noir Dye and applied the coordinating dies to it. Than I colored it.


I blended the cardstock with Distress Oxide for the background. I applied the Double Stitched Circle Die and Double Stitched Rectangle Die to it. I also used Pink Peonies Washi Tape for background.


I used Basic Banners set and coordinating dies for the title. I decorated my card with Rose Champagne Sparkle Couture Mix for the finish.


Next card. I stamped City Buildings Cling Background with Watermark ink and embossed it with Clear Powder. Than I blended it with Lemon Drop Dye.


I used Love and Hugs Word Plate Dies for the title. I decorated my card with Dew Drops.

I hope you like my cards! Have a nice day!



Daffodil Greeting

Hello, everyone! Anna here and today I would like to share with you a card I made using Daffodil Greetings stamp set.


To start, I stamped beautiful daffodils onto a white cardstock with Caviar ink. I colored all images using Copic markers and fussy cut them all.

To create the background, I took A2 sized white cardstock and ink blended Vanilla Frosted Cupcake and Lofty Mint onto it. I cut out kraft panel with Geometric Circles Coverplate Die.

Next, I arranged my daffodil bouquet on my card.


To make a sentiment I cut out “Sending” from gold glitter cardstock with Love and Hugs Word Plate Dies and stamped “best wishes on …” from Dearest Peony onto a stripe of black cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white.

I added a few Dew Drops to embellish my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!


Dry Embossing using Dies – featuring Washi Tapes

Hello and welcome to The Season! Hope your week is off to a great start!

It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of cards I made using our new floral washi tapes. I love love love the floral washi tapes!!! They are beautiful and you have endless possibilities to use them to embellish your projects! I cut out the floral images of the washi tapes and used them like die cut floral elements for both of my cards today. I created the background for the beautiful floral elements by dry embossing the panel using dies.

The first card is featuring Pink Peonies washi tape.

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I adhered the Pink Peonies washi tape on a white cardstock and fussy cut the floral clusters from it. I set them aside and started making the background panel.

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To create the background I dry embossed a white A2 sized panel using Geo Mountain Coverplate die B. I then applied an embossing ink on the half of the panel and sprinkled Rose Gold embossing powder on the panel and heat set it.

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I die cut the sentiment using Bold Amazing Greeting Word plate die and Sweetheart Word plate die from white cardstock. I heat embossed the upper part of “fabulous” in Rose Gold and foam mounted the letters on the background panel. I then arranged the small flowers and leaves from Pink Peonies washi tape around the letters and added “you’re” die cut, stacked three times, on the “fabulous”. I went over the “you’re” die cut with a clear glitter pen to add more shine.

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The second card is showcasing Wildflowers washi tape.

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Here again I adhered the Wildflowers washi tape on a white cardstock and fussy cut the floral images. The background panel is a shimmer cardstock. I dry embossed it using Double Stitched Circle dies. I also cut a circle frame using two of the Double Stitched Circle dies from a dark gray cardstock as a base of my wreath.

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I adhered the dry embossed background panel on a gray cardbase and foam mounted the dark gray frame on it. I then arranged the floral elements I cut from the Wildflowers washi tape in a wreath on the circle frame.

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The sentiment is from Painted Peonies set. I white heat embossed it on a circle vellum piece. I adhered the vellum on a gray circle and foam mounted it on the center of the card. I finished off the card by scattering some Glass Slippers Round Confetti.

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Dry embossing with dies adds interesting texture on your background!

That’s it from my side today! Hope I was able to inspire you with my cards :)!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderful week!


Washi Tape Giveaway Winners

Hello, everyone! I’m popping in to announce the winners of our Washi Tape Giveaway! The winners are:

  • Marcia Rollins
  • Mary Smith
  • Tricia Podomore

Congratulations, ladies! Please email me at HELLO@THETONSTAMPS.COM within 48 hours to claim your washi tape prize. Please include your shipping address and which washi tape you would like in the body of your email.

Thank you for your patience in waiting for this post. The last couple of weeks have been crazy with packing orders.

Happy Saturday!

Sending Hugs

Hi everyone! It’s Mayline.  Today I am sharing a card made with Smiling Cosmos stamp set,  Special Day Lanterns, and Love and Hugs Word Plate Dies.



  1. Create an A2 sized panel from watercolor paper.
  2. Blend the bottom of the panel using Cali Blue Dye ink
  3. Stamp cosmo image from Smiling Cosmos stamp set using the same ink Cali Blue Dye ink
  4. Stamped lantern images from Special Day Lanterns using  Noir Dye Ink on another watercolor paper.
  5. Stamp a second layer of flower & leaves image from Special Day Lanterns stamp set above the lantern image using green and red distress ink and then color them with watercolor paint over the stamped image.
  6. Use Special Day Lanterns Coordinating Dies to get the image.
  7. Use Love and Hugs Word Plate Dies to cut the word “sending hugs” using black cardstock.
  8. Adhere all pieces of die-cutting and image to the panel.




Thank you for stopping by!

Birthday Peonies

Good morning everyone!! Spring is in the air today with this bright, floral birthday card!!


I started by stamping the Coming Up Peonies onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink and colored them with Copic markers. I added some additional shading and details with colored pencils and a white gel pen, then fussy cut the image. For the background, I stamped the Modern Plaid Cling Background Stamp onto light blue cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The frame was cut from white cardstock using the two largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lg). The sentiment, from Gifted, was white heat embossed onto a black cardstock strip. The frame, peonies and sentiment strip were all popped up with foam adhesive. Lastly, a few sequins from the Belle’s Dress Couture Mix add a little sparkle.



Thanks for stopping by!! Sending spring vibes your way!!