Flash November Release and Giveaway Announcement

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Hello and welcome back, everyone! We have a flash release today! We’re debuting four new holiday designs and will ship all orders until 12pm EST on Tuesday, November 7. After this time, we have a shipping blackout period until November 28. During this time, our shop will remain open but shipping will resume on November 29.

All new designs are available in our shop now.

I have been doing some stamp carving in my spare time (@craftyeffie) and the designs that I have been creating for this hobby are  inspiring this release. The style is a bit different from what I usually come out with but it is very refreshing.

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Christmas Sweater, 6×6 Clear

This is our first clear background stamp in our collection! Our new Christmas Sweater stamp is a fun and detailed design that is perfect for whimsical holiday cards.

Vintage Christmas Block 4x6

Vintage Christmas Block, 4×6 Photopolymer Clear

Our next design is a large block clear stamp design with beautiful detailing in the negative portions of the block. This design is a perfect stamp for those quick and easy (and beautiful) holiday cards.

Holiday Ornaments 4x6

Holiday Ornaments, 4×6 Photopolymer Clear

Our new Holiday Ornaments set features four festive ornament shapes in two sizes. The larger ornaments feature a whimsical holiday pattern to brighten up your projects this season. Coordinating dies will be available in December.

Folk Art Christmas Tree 4x6

Folk Art Christmas Tree, 4×6 Photopolymer Clear

Our new Folk Art Christmas Tree features a large abstract tree image with festive details within the solid area. The set also features additional elements to embellish your holiday designs. The coordinating die will be available in December.

 

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Our Christmas Sweater design is so fun to emboss or just stamp on its own. Pair this background stamp with our holiday stamps in our collection for chic and sophisticated holiday cards!sweater 2

Supplies used (Gray Card): Christmas Sweater Stamp, Good Tidings Cluster Stamp + Die, Modern Labels Stamp + Die, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Clear Dew Drops

Supplies used (Teal Card): Christmas Sweater Stamp, Holly Branch Stamp + Die, Hampton White Pigment Ink (sentiment), Silver Holographic Sequins, Couture Color Inks (Bright Emerald, Ocean Teal, Valentine Red, Plum Wine, Found Topaz)

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For my next set of cards, I embossed and watercolored our Vintage Christmas Block stamp to create one layered holiday cards. This set features a large vintage font for the sentiment with floral and classical holiday elements.

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For my next card using our Holiday Ornaments, I created a bright holiday card using a candy land color palette. Coordinating dies will be available in December.

Supplies Used: Holiday Ornaments Stamp, Crystal Flurries Stamp, Couture Color Inks (Hollywood Star, Bright Emerald, Soft Amethyst), Glass Slippers Sequins

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For my next set of cards, I embossed our Folk Art Christmas Tree on different colored cardstock for one layered holiday cards.

Supplies Used (Blue Card): Folk Art Christmas Tree, Couture Color Inks (True Navy, Cali Blue, Miami Cool, Grape Crush)

Supplies Used (Red Card): Folk Art Christmas Tree, Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large)

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For my last project, I created tags using the small elements from our Folk Art Christmas Tree.

Supplies Used: Folk Art Christmas Tree, Couture Color Inks (Crystal Garden Collection, Found Topaz, Valentine Red)

So that is all for today! I hope you enjoy my projects. All four new designs are available in our shop now. We will ship all orders until 12pm EST, November 7. After this date, we will not shipping orders until November 29. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.

GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT

For this flash release, we’re giving away one set from our November Release. Leave a comment here by 5pm EST on Sunday, November 5. We will draw a winner and post tomorrow night.

I am also announcing the winner of our October Release Hop Giveaway: JOY MEADOWS

Congratulations, Joy! Please email me at THETONSTAMPS@GMAIL.COM with your choice of an October Release stamp.

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Don’t forget to stop by The Ton challenge blog. We have a new monthly challenge and this month’S theme is ‘Holiday’.

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October Release Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to our October Release Blog Hop! This was a delayed hop as our release came about earlier this month. To ensure our team members and guest had enough time to create we had to push the hop back. I hope the wait was worth it because we have some fabulous inspiration for you using our new October Release stamps! Most of the sets were designed or co-designed by our very own Eunji!

For our hop, we have a shipping discount for domestic orders. Our shipping promo ends on November 1 at 11:59pm. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. For U.S. orders, receive free shipping on orders over $75. Use code “USOCT17” at checkout.

All new stamps are available now with the exception of our Daffodil Greetings which will be available on November 1. We also have a giveaway so be sure to reach the end of this post for more details.

The Ton —–> You are here!
Olga
Anna
Lisa
Janette
Brenda
Tae Eun
Jenny
Laura Jane
Vera
Eunji
Mayline

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For my card today, I used our adorable Autumn Wishes set.

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I started off creating a windows panel from cardstock using our Double Stitched Rectangle (large) and Square (small) dies. I traced the windows onto a separate card panel and blended some bright inks (Beach Blondie Dye, Bright Emerald Dye, Rose Quartz Dye) into the negative portions.

Next I stamped the smaller leaf clusters and birds using our Noir Dye Ink and colored them in using Tombow Dual Tip brush markers. Once everything was colored, I die cut the images using the coordinating dies.  Then I stamped the sentiment onto the windowed panel using our Noir Dye Ink.

Next, I used dimensional foam tape to pop up my windowed panel onto my blended panel. Then I adhered all the branches and sweet birds onto the windowed panel using additional foam tape. Lastly, I embellished my project using our Clear Rhinestones.

GIVEAWAY

We’re giving away one stamp of choice from our October Release to a commenter! To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog on the hop. The comment period will close on Sunday, October 29 at 7pm EST. The winner will be announced on The Ton blog thereafter.

Your next stop on this hop is Olga! Thanks for hopping along, everyone!

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Our October Challenge is live! For this month, we have a fun coffee themed Mood Board Challenge so head over there now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!” *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

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Video: Embellished Poinsettia Banner

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board, 16x16inch

Hey everyone! I’m back with another holiday card using our Poinsettia Banner, Sentiment Jewelry and Brushed Merry sets. For this card, I stretched my Poinsettia Banner set by inlying using the floral section of the image stamp.

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I started off by gold heat embossing the floral section of the Poinsettia Banner image onto the top and bottom edges of a horizontal A2 (4.25 x 5.5in) card panel. Next, I masked the florals and embossed the Sentiment Jewelry stamp across the top portion of the card “embellishing” my poinsettias.

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Once the embossing was complete, I colored in my florals using Tombow Dual Tipped Brush Markers. Next I stamped the Brushed Merry and die cut the sentiment using the coordinating die. Before I popped up the merry onto the panel, I stamped the “Be” from the same set in our Noir Dye Ink and added stitching to the edges of the panel using our Double Stitched Large Rectangle Dies.

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I popped up the Merry onto the panel with foam tape and embellished my card with Clear Rhinestones.

I loved stretching our Poinsettia Banner stamp for this project. I also really enjoyed breaking out my Sentiment Jewelry set to make this card fancy! I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video. Thanks for stopping by!

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THE TON CHALLENGE

Be sure to check out our challenge blog for this month! We have a fun Caffeine Mood Board. Pretty pictures of floral arrangement and a cup of coffee along with some fun and clean elements are filling the mood board. Head on over to The Ton Challenge blog  for more details and inspiration! As always one winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton Shop and get the chance to be a guest designer at The Ton Challenge blog!

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.*

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October Caffeine Mood Board

 

Video: Watercolored Pink Holiday Love Poinsettia

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Hello and welcome back everyone! I created a quick watercolored card using our Holiday Love Poinsettia.

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I started off by white heat embossing the large cluster using Brutus Monroe’s Alabaster white embossing powder. Next I applied Ken Oliver Color Bursts (Peony, Tangerine, Sap Green. Lemon Yellow) to all the elements. I used the wet on wet technique for this card. I started off by applying clean water to the areas I planned on painting. Then I dropped in bits of color using fine tip aqua brushes. I used my clean brush to then blend out my pigment.

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Once I finished painting, I set the panel aside to dry and then stamped my sentiment using our crisp black (and archival) Noir Dye Ink. Next I adhered two strips of Red Foil Adhesive paper to the edges of a side folding A2 base leaving a strip of white showing  on each edge. Then I adhered my panel onto the base and added Clear Dew Drops to embellish my card.

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That’s it for today! Happy Saturday and hope you all have an amazing day!

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THE TON CHALLENGE

Be sure to check out our challenge blog for this month! We have a fun Caffeine Mood Board. Pretty pictures of floral arrangement and a cup of coffee along with some fun and clean elements are filling the mood board. Head on over to The Ton Challenge blog  for more details and inspiration! As always one winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton Shop and get the chance to be a guest designer at The Ton Challenge blog!

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.*

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October Caffeine Mood Board

 

Video: Watercolored Poinsettia Banner

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Photo taken against our Soft Gray Wood Backdrop Board, 16x16inch

Hey everyone, Effie here again! I’m back with another card and video using our Poinsettia Banner set.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel because I update it regularly with videos every week!

 

This is a wonderful set to have if you need to make a quick (and gorgeous) holiday card. Our Poinsettia Banner features a beautiful two and a half tiered banner/ribbon with festive holiday florals integrated into the banner. The set comes with two main sentiments (Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas) and additional add on sentiments that you can stamp in the middle tier. If you want to keep the card more simple, you can forgo stamping any of the add ons. **If you plan on stamping any of the smaller sentiments in that middle tier, make sure that the ribbon in the middle curves upward when you stamp as the sentiments are meant to stamp in that direction. If the middle ribbon is smiling upwards, you’re good to go. If you stamp the banner upside down (curving downwards), you’re going to have a difficult time stamping the coordinating sentiments in that middle section. 

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For my project I started off by gold heat embossing my large Poinsettia Banner on cardstock. Then I colored in the images using Tombow dual tip brush markers. These are waterbased inks that have the ability to blend. They are similar to zig markers but they do not have a real brush tip. Next, I made sure to add shading to my banner to give the image more depth. Once I finished coloring in the banner and florals, I stamped the sentiment using our Noir Dye Ink. Next I die cut the banner using the coordinating die.

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Next I created a watercolored panel for my banner. I created a bright Turquoise (color burst) wash onto an A2 watercolor panel (Canson XL 140lb). I expedited the drying process with my heat gun. Then I splattered clean water drops onto the panel and lifted the color with a clean paper towel. Then I dried the panel once more and splattered some Prussian Blue color burst watercolor onto the panel creating additional texture.

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Photo taken against our Gray Stone Backdrop Board, 16×16 inch

I made sure to dry the panel once more before I popped up my banner onto the watercolored panel with dimensional foam tape. Next I adhered the entire panel onto a side folding A2 cardbase. Lastly, I added Clear Dew Drops (7mm and 5mm) for added interest to the card.  I hope you liked today’s project!

Thanks for stopping by and making The Ton a part of your day!

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THE TON CHALLENGE

Be sure to check out our challenge blog for this month! We have a fun Caffeine Mood Board. Pretty pictures of floral arrangement and a cup of coffee along with some fun and clean elements are filling the mood board. Head on over to The Ton Challenge blog  for more details and inspiration! As always one winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton Shop and get the chance to be a guest designer at The Ton Challenge blog!

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.*

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October Caffeine Mood Board

 

Video: Watercolored Rose Close Up Eclipse Card

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Hi everyone! I’m back with another card and video! Today, I’m watercoloring our Rose Close Up and creating an eclipse card using our Brushed Hugs die.

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I started off by rose gold heat embossing our Rose Close Up cling stamp onto an A2 watercolor panel (Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper). Next I watercolored the large rose using the wet on wet technique. For my paints, I used Peony Color Bursts on the petals and turquoise on the edge to give it a glow. After I finished painting, I set the panel aside to dry. Once it was completely dried, I die cut the Brushed Hugs onto the panel. I also die cut the Brushed Hugs on a separate piece of black cardstock.

I adhered the watercolored panel (minus the hugs die cut) onto a side folding A2 base first. Then I adhered the black die cut in the negative space. I made sure to include all the bits as well. Next I adhered the watercolored hugs but I made sure to offset it just a bit so that the black would peek through. Lastly I added some Clear Rhinestones to add a bit of dimension.

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We are also proud to be one of the many sponsors for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. Our very own Vera is the brainchild of this truly amazing drive. The purpose of this card drive is to collect holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes. Head over to Vera’s blog for more information on how to participate!

Thanks for stopping by and making The Ton a part of your day!

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THE TON CHALLENGE

Be sure to check out our challenge blog for this month! We have a fun Caffeine Mood Board. Pretty pictures of floral arrangement and a cup of coffee along with some fun and clean elements are filling the mood board. Head on over to The Ton Challenge blog  for more details and inspiration! As always one winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton Shop and get the chance to be a guest designer at The Ton Challenge blog!

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.*

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October Caffeine Mood Board

Video: Watercolored Sunflower Garden

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Hey everyone, Effie here! I’m popping in with another card and video today using a project created from our Sunflower Garden and Fresh Cut Sunflowers sets.

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I started off by white heat embossing the large 6×6 cling stamp onto an A2 watercolor panel (Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper). Next I watercolored the petals of my sunflowers using a combination of Gamboge and Tangerine color bursts. For my sunflower centers, I used a combination of Sepia and Burnt Umber color bursts. Next, I created a mixture of Terre Vert and Burnt Umber for a deep olive green which I used to watercolor the rest of my background.

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While this panel dried, I stamped some beautifully layered Fresh Cut Sunflowers and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Inks used on sunflowers: Citrine Collection, Crystal Garden Collection, Found Topaz Dye Ink, Aspen Cocoa Dye Ink

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Next I adhered my layered sunflowers onto the right edge of my watercolored panel. I trimmed off the excess florals and adhered the panel onto a top folding A2 110lb base. Next I created my sentiment banner from our Basic Banners set and coordinating dies (the thanksgiving sentiment is from our Holiday Add On set).  Lastly, I popped up the sentiment banner and added Clear Dew Drops to finish my card.

We are also proud to be one of the many sponsors for the Caring Hearts Card Drive. Our very own Vera is the brainchild of this truly amazing drive. The purpose of this card drive is to collect holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes. Head over to Vera’s blog for more information on how to participate!

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Thanks for stopping by today and making The Ton a part of your fabulous day! I’ll be back tomorrow with another post and video!

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THE TON CHALLENGE

Be sure to check out our challenge blog for this month! We have a fun Caffeine Mood Board. Pretty pictures of floral arrangement and a cup of coffee along with some fun and clean elements are filling the mood board. Head on over to The Ton Challenge blog  for more details and inspiration! As always one winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton Shop and get the chance to be a guest designer at The Ton Challenge blog!

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.*

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October Caffeine Mood Board

 

 

Video: Cornucopia and Sunflowers + Giveaway Winner Announcement

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Hi everyone! I’m popping in again with another card and video. I am backtracking from Christmas cards to show you a fall themed Thanksgiving card for today’s post. Be sure to scroll down to the end of the post to see if you’re the winner of our WCMD giveaway.

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I started off by rose gold heat embossing my Thankful Cornucopia image onto watercolor paper. Then I painted in the images using a fall themed color palette (I used my Holbein watercolor paints). After I painted the image, I set the panel aside to dry while I stamped my layered sunflowers. For the petals, I used our Citrine Collection Inks (Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Beach Blondie and Amber Citrine). For the two step center of my sunflower, I used our Found Topaz and Aspen Cocoa Dye Inks. For the my leaves, I used our Crystal Garden Collection Inks.

Once everything was stamped and painted and dried, I used the coordinating dies (Cornucopia, Sunflowers) to cut everything out. Before I did any assembling, I created a blended panel of Lemon Yellow Dye Ink and Coralline Hybrid Ink. Then I splattered some gold acrylic paint (mixed with a bit of water) onto my panel. Next, I adhered my sunflowers directly onto my blended panel and then popped up my cornucopia onto the bed of sunny florals.

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Before I popped up the cornucopia, I made sure to trim the panel at the top and bottom so that the base would peek out from under the panel. For my A2 top folding base, I used a bright orange cardbase. Lastly, I rose gold heat embossed my sentiment banner and embellished my card with Clear Rhinestones.

WCMD Giveaway Winner

The winner from our WCMD giveaway is Lisa Ainscough! Congratulations, Lisa! Please email me at THETONSTAMPS@GMAIL.COM with your stamp set of choice and a shipping address.

CURRENT PROMOTION

Daffodil Greetings 3x4

This stamp will not be available for purchase until November 2017.

PROMOTION: Our GWP (Gift with Purchase) for our October release is our new 3×4 Daffodil Greetings set (die not included in promo). This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount of $100 (one hundred dollars) is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until October 9 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 October release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP.**

THE TON CHALLENGE

If you’re getting your craft on today, be sure to check out our challenge blog for this month! We have a fun Caffeine Mood Board. Pretty pictures of floral arrangement and a cup of coffee along with some fun and clean elements are filling the mood board. Head on over to The Ton Challenge blog  for more details and inspiration! As always one winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton Shop and get the chance to be a guest designer at The Ton Challenge blog!

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.*

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October Caffeine Mood Board

Thanks for stopping by and making The Ton a part of your day!

Thank you all for stopping by today! I’ll be popping in later this week with more videos.

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Video: No Line Magnolias + Giveaway Announcement

Hello and welcome back to our blog! I wanted to pop in today to share this card and video that I made for World Cardmaking Day.  I am also announcing a new giveaway to celebrate today and also announcing the winner of our October Release Giveaway. Be sure to scroll down for all giveaway information.

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This card was a huge experiment for me. I have never done no line watercoloring with such a bold background. I’ve seen so many watercolor artists on Instagram painting this way so I decided to try it out. The artists on Instagram usually draw their images in pencil and then watercolor over their drawing. However, for my project, I stamped our Magnificent Magnolia cluster a light ink (Vanilla Frosted Cupcake or Ballet Slippers will work) and applied watercolor around it and obtained a similar result! I am using Ken Oliver Color Bursts to paint today.

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After I stamped my floral image, I wet the paper surrounding my image with clean water. I wanted to create a blended background first. After I dropped in bits of green (I mixed a bit of lime green, naples yellow and burnt umber) I added a little bit of turquoise for brightness. Then I blended it all together.

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Next I added a bit of shading to my magnolias using diluted black watercolor paint. It’s better to build up your layers of color when you watercolor so you get a richer and better quality result. This does take patience but the result is worth it. For my branches, I used Sepia Color Bursts. Next I added a deeper green to my background for a bold contrast for my magnolias. I used Terre Vert Color bursts.

After I finished painting, I dried the panel completely and added opaque white splatters using Liquitex Acrylic Paint. Then I dried the panel again and stamped my sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink. Next, I trimmed my panel to A2 size and adhered it onto a side folding cardbase. Lastly, I embellished my card using our Clear Rhinestones.

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Hope you all liked my card for today!

October Release Giveaway Winner

The winner of our October Release giveaway is Sharon Clark! Congratulations, Sharon! Please email me at THETONSTAMPS@GMAIL.COM with the stamp of choice from our October Release and a shipping address.

WCMD Giveaway

In honor of this day, we’re giving away one stamp set of choice. Just leave a comment here and let us know which stamp set in our entire collection is your absolute favorite. We’ll pick a winner in a new blog post tomorrow.

CURRENT PROMOTION

Daffodil Greetings 3x4

Daffodil Greetings, 3×4 Photopolymer Clear Set (Designed by Eunji)

This stamp will not be available for purchase until November 2017.

PROMOTION: Our GWP (Gift with Purchase) for our October release is our new 3×4 Daffodil Greetings set (die not included in promo). This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount of $100 (one hundred dollars) is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until October 9 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 October release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP.**

The Ton Challenge

If you’re getting your craft on today, be sure to check out our challenge blog for this month! We have a fun Caffeine Mood Board. Pretty pictures of floral arrangement and a cup of coffee along with some fun and clean elements are filling the mood board. Head on over to The Ton Challenge blog  for more details and inspiration! As always one winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton Shop and get the chance to be a guest designer at The Ton Challenge blog!

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.*

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October Caffeine Mood Board

Thanks for stopping by and making The Ton a part of your day!

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OCTOBER 2017 RELEASE – DAY 3

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Hello and welcome back to the final day of our October 2017 Release! We are so excited to debut 11 new stamps and 10 coordinating dies for this release. If you’re joining us for the first time today, please note that we are doing things a bit differently for this release.  Our team has not made any cards for our Release Weekend as their stamps are on their way to them as we speak.  However, you will see their gorgeous creations at the end of the month where we will have a fun blog hop with prizes! For today, I have made several cards showcasing our Day 3 sets. We also have a giveaway so make sure to scroll down to see all the details.

****Our Fall 2017 GWP items are now available in our shop****

For this release, preorders are open now! Please note that shipping of all new release orders will begin to ship on Tuesday, October 10th.

We have one free gift with purchase over $100 dollars***(see below for additional GWP details).

PROMOTION: Our GWP (Gift with Purchase) for this release is our new 3×4 Daffodil Greetings set (die not included in promo but available for purchase separately). This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount of $100 (one hundred dollars) is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until October 9 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 October release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP.**

For today, we have three new stamps to show you!

Thankful Chrysanthemum 4x6

Thankful Chrysanthemum, 4×6 Set

Our new Thankful Chrysanthemum set features a stemmed floral and individual buds and foliage. This beautiful set was designed by Eunji Jung.

Celebration Rose Cluster

Celebration Rose Cluster, 4×6 Set

Our Celebration Rose Cluster features a trio of roses in a beautiful cluster. This cluster features larger roses than our Country Rose Cluster set. Main rose heads designed by Eunji Jung. Foliage, compilation and layout designed by yours truly.

Rose Close Up 6x6 Cling

Rose Close Up, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling

This is our newest addition to our Close Up cling stamp series!

Before you go off to shop, please enjoy the cards that I made for today.

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Photo taken against our White Marble Backdrop Board, 12×12 inch

For my first card, I white heat embossed our new Thankful Chrysanthemum set. Then I added vibrant watercolors to color the image (Fuchsia, Lime Green and Gamboge Color Bursts). After I finished painting, I die cut my panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangle dies (small) set. Then I made my own glitter cardstock using our Red Glitter Adhesive paperRed Glitter Adhesive paper.  Next I mounted my painted panel onto my glitter base. Lastly, I added Clear Dew Drops to embellish my card. chrys red glitter 2

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Photo taken against our White Marble Backdrop Board, 12×12 inch

For my next card, I used our Celebration Rose Cluster and Daffodil Greetings sets.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing our Celebration Rose Cluster in the corner of my A2 sized watercolor panel (Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper). Then I masked the rose cluster and partially heat embossed our Daffodil Greetings next to my rose cluster. This is a great way to stretch your floral cluster stamps – add additional florals to create a different/larger floral cluster!

After I heat embossed my customized cluster, I painted them with color bursts. Instead of blending out my first layer of color, I applied a very concentrated amount of paint and added shading to the petals using a second hue. For my roses, I used Alizarin Crimson and Merlot color bursts. For my daffodils, I used Gamboge and Tangerine. For my leaves, I used Lime Green and Terre Vert. For my background, I used Turquoise bursts. After I finished painting, I added stitching to the edges of the panel using our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (large) set. Next I popped up my white embossed sentiment banner and embellished my card with clear rhinestones.

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Photo taken against our White Marble Backdrop Board, 12×12 inch

For my last project, I merely stamped Rose Close Up and did some no line coloring.

To color, I started off with a first layer of a light copic marker. Then I added more color and depth using 4 color pencils (Faber Castell Polychromos). After I finished coloring this piece, I didn’t have the heart to cut it up to turn it into a finished card (it took me more than an hour to just color this piece). I will likely frame this later on.  However, I still wanted to showcase this piece for today.

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I apologize for the lack of cards today! I am hoping that quality of my work compensates for the quantity (or lack thereof) for today.

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All of our new October Release items are available for preorder now (with the exception of our GWP item)!

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To celebrate our October 2017 release, we’re giving away one October Release set. Just leave a comment during Release Days 1-3 and let us know which stamp was your favorite. This giveaway will close on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7pm EST. The winner will be announced on our blog after.

So that’s it for our October 2017 Release! What was your favorite from this release?Thank you all so much for stopping by and leaving such amazing comments! We hope you enjoyed our Release Weekend!

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