You’re Amazing

Hello everyone!! Brenda, here with you on this Friday morning!! I sure wish the weather here would decide what it wants to do!! It’s been crazy!! 70 degrees one day, then 30 the next. Enough already!!

It was a rainy, dreary day & I decided I needed some bright florals to brighten it up. Usually when I use layering stamps, I use the same color family of inks. I decided to try something different and I love the outcome.

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What do you think? So vibrant!! First, I used the largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Large) to cut a white cardstock panel. I layered up the Large Florals: Daisy with Lemon Drop, Coralline and Red Sangria for the petals. For the center of the flowers, I used Lemon Drop & Bright FernSoft Garden & Bright Fern were used to stamp the leaves. The sentiment is from the Bold Amazing Greeting Word Plate Dies. These dies are amazing!! There’s no lining up the letters…they’re already lined up for you!! I popped the entire front panel onto dimensional adhesive and used a combination of Belle’s Dress, Frosted Spearmint, Deck the Halls, Glass Slippers Sequins and Glass Slippers Round Confetti Mix to create the shaker.

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For my second card, I wanted to work with the Peony Bouquet set again. I used the bouquet once on a card, but I didn’t get to use the beautiful vase or the coordinating dies.

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I started off by heat embossing the flowers from the Peony Bouquet set with The Ton’s exclusive Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I embossed the vase with white embossing powder. I think this is the first time I have used two different embossing powders on the same project, but I really like it!! I colored both images with Zig Clean Color Markers, then cut with the Peony Bouquet Coordinating Dies. The background panel was watercolored with some glitter liquid watercolors. I used the Buildable Woodgrain set, stamped with Crystal Pewter & Smoky Quartz Inks, to create a table top for my floral arrangement. Tha vase is adhered flat to the panel, while the floral bouquet is popped up with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment is from the Most Interesting Card Maker 2.0, and was also embossed in rose gold and cut into a narrow banner. A combination of sequins from the Guava Sparkle & Pink Bokeh Couture Mixes finished off the card.

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One more thing, before you go…the February Challenge is going on now over on The Ton’s Challenge Blog!! The theme this month is HEART!! Come play along for a chance to win a $50 gift card to The Ton’s Shop!!!

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Thanks for hanging out with me today!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Quick and Easy Holiday Cards

Hello everyone! I’m back with several card videos today featuring quick and easy holiday cards using some of our new stamps from this season. A few of the cards were featured in our recent releases. However, they’re accompanied by videos today(YAY!!)! Be sure to follow us on YouTube for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!

Poinsettia Banner on Kraft

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For my first card, I used our Poinsettia Banner stamp set.

I started off by stamping the Poinsettia Banner image and sentiment onto white cardstock using our Noir Dye Ink. Then I colored in the poinsettias, foliage and banner with Tombow Dual Tip markers (#885, 296, 133 and 95). Once I finished coloring, I die cut the image using the coordinating die.

Next I took an A2 kraft card panel and swiped some Warm Hazelnut Dye Ink across the entire card front. Then I added stitching to the panel using the two larges dies from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Large) Die set. I adhered the panel onto a side folding cardbase and then popped up my main image onto the panel. Lastly, I embellished the card using our Clear Dew Drops.

Holly Branch Border Card

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For my next card I created a festive border using our Holly Branch set.

I stamped the outline holly branch in a border pattern onto an A2 card panel using our Noir Dye Ink. Then I stamped the solid images within the outline image using the outline image as a guide to easily add stamped color onto the holly clusters. The inks that I used to stamp the clusters are Soft Garden Dye, Valentine Red Dye and Warm Hazelnut Dye Inks. Next I stamped the sentiment from the same set in our Noir Dye Ink.

I created a top folding card base and added Yellow Gold Burnished Foil Tape to the top and bottom edges. Next I trimmed my stamped panel at the top and bottom edges and mounted it onto my base. Lastly I embellished my card using our Clear Dew Drops.

Two Folk Art Christmas Tree Cards

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For my blue Folk Art Christmas Tree card, I started off by stamping the large tree image onto white cardstock (A2 size) with our True Navy Dye Ink. Then I embossed the image with clear embossing powder. Next I sponged on different shades of ink (Cali Blue Dye, Miami Cool Dye, Italian Denim Dye and Grape Crush Dye) onto the white areas surrounding my tree. Then I added stitching to the edges of the panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched (Large) Rectangles die set. Lastly, I mounted the panel onto a side folding base.

For my red Folk Art Christmas Tree card, I white heat embossed the tree onto a red card panel. Then I clear heat embossed some of the small elements in the areas surrounding the tree. Once my embossing was complete, I added stitching to the edges of my card and mounted the panel onto a side folding A2 cardbase.

So that completes my holiday card post featuring four quick and easy cards that you can make last minute if needed. Thanks for stopping by and happy holidays, everyone!!

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Video: Holiday Love Poinsettia Background

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Hello and welcome back! I am back with a one layered Christmas card. For today’s project, I created my own floral background using our Holiday Love Poinsettia.

Be sure to follow us on YouTube for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!

I started off by stamping the Holiday Love Poinsettia image twice onto a piece of watercolor paper (Canson XL 140 LB watercolor paper). I positioned the stamp onto my panel while it was nestled into my Mini Misti. I stamped the image once, rotated my panel and then stamped the image again in embossing ink. Then I rose gold heat embossed the two images.

This card was actually a complete mistake! My panel was originally 4.5x6inches when I started this project. After I stamped the poinsettia image twice, they overlapped just a little bit. This is why I decided to create a background pattern.  I originally wanted to stamp the two images separately and then die cut them to utilize them differently. Once I saw they overlapped (after I spooned on the embossing powder), I couldn’t die cut one without compromising the other image. So to save my panel, I just went forward and embossed the rest of the panel using the different edges of the Holiday Love Poinsettia stamp to create a background panel. It was a happy accident!

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Once the panel was completely embossed, I watercolored the images using my Color Bursts (Rouge, Lime Green, Terre Vert, Cadmium Red, Turquoise) and two fine tip aqua brushes. Once I finished painting, I set the panel aside to dry. Then I die cut the panel using the two largest dies from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Large) to create some texture with the stitching.  I taped the border panel and inner negative piece together on the back and then mounted the panel onto a side folding A2 cardbase using our strong double sided adhesive sheets (which I trimmed into several strips).

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Next I die cut my sentiment using our Holiday Word dies onto our new Ribbed Glitter Adhesive Paper. Lastly, I embellished my project using our Clear Rhinestones.

Our new Ribbed Glitter Adhesive Paper packs come in two different variety packs (Mixed Pack 1 and Mixed Pack 2). Each pack contains 5 sheets featuring five different hues. These new glitter packs differ from our original Glitter Adhesive Papers in that they have a textured effect to them.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s card and video!!

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Don’t forget that our December Challenge is now live!  We have a fun holiday themed mood board with great inspiration from our talented team. You have through Dec 31st to stop by and enter your cards for a chance to win!  One winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton’s Shop!* *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello everyone, Effie here! We are so excited to be a part of our dear friend Taheerah’s fabulous Advent Calendar Extravaganza!

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Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

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For my project today, I combined several of our stamps to create a bright and fun Christmas card!

Follow us on YouTube for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!

I started off by heat embossing our Folk Art Florals in a festive silver glitter embossing powder onto some regular white cardstock.  After I heat embossed the panel, I colored in the florals and foliage using zig markers (Carmine Red, Emerald Green and Beige).

Next I stamped the adorable Nutcracker image from our Holiday Ballet set in our Noir Dye Ink on a separate piece of cardstock and then colored him in (Carmine Red, Persian Blue, Flesh, Sugar Almond Pink and Wink of Stella Gold and Clear Glitter). After coloring him in, I used the coordinating die to cut him out. I set him aside to stamp two Holly Branch clusters. For these clusters, I used the following inks: Soft Garden Dye, Bright Fern Dye, Valentine Red Dye, Spiced Chai Dye and Warm Hazelnut Dye. Once I finished stamping, I used the coordinating die to cut out both branches.

Next I stamped our classic Holiday Bows. I used the second smallest bow and used a combination of Valentine Red and Spiced Chai Dye Inks. After I finished stamping the bow, I die cut the image. Then I white heat embossed my sentiment onto black cardstock and cut out the sentiment panel.

Once everything was stamped and die cut, I started assembling my card. I trimmed my floral panel and adhered it onto a red panel which was mounted onto a side folding A2 card base.  Next I popped up my holly branches using foam dots. Then I adhered the nutcracker within the holly clusters. Next I popped up the bow and adhered the sentiment.

Once I assembled the card, I added my finishing touches by embellishing my project using our Glass Slippers Sequins in various sizes.

Giveaway

It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! For today’s prize, we are sponsoring a gift that you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back totaheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as ours in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2017 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!

Thank you all for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed today’s project and video!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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

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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!
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Anna
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Janette
Brenda
Tae Eun
Jenny
Laura Jane
Vera
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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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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.

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

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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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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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