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.

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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

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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.

***Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel because I’ll be updating our channel with more videos on how I made my release cards!***

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

GIVEAWAY

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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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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October 2017 Release – Day 2

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Hello and welcome back to Day 2 of our October 2017 Release! We are so excited to debut 11 new stamps 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 Day 2 sets. We also have a giveaway so make sure to scroll down to see all the details.

For our October 2017 Release, preorders will open on Monday, October 2nd at 7am EST and 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).

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

PROMOTION: Our GWP (Gift with Purchase) for this 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.**

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Photo taken against our Smooth White Wood 12×12 inch Backdrop Board

For my first card today, I created a floral border using our Daffodil Greetings. This set made it so easy to create a border design. After I embossed my florals, I painted them using Prussian Blue, Terre Vert and Lime Green/Naples Yellow Mix color burstsblue daff 2

Now onto the rest of the release!

Autumn Wishes 4x6

Autumn Wishes, 4×6 Set

Our new Autumn Wishes set features several branch clusters and adorable bird images to create seasonal scenes that are perfect to send fall greetings to your loved ones.  This set features three branch clusters in varying sizes allowing you to stamp them separately or together to create a larger more connected branch. This set was designed by yours truly.

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Autumn Wishes Coordinating Dies

Rose Bouquet 4X6

Rose Bouquet, 4×6 Set

Our new Rose Bouquet set features two beautiful bouquets of roses and individual buds and foliage designed by Eunji Jung.  This set is so versatile and fun to color (and is probably one of my favorites in this release).

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Rose Bouquet Coordinating Dies

Wishful Rose 4x6

Wishful Rose, 4×6 Set

If you liked our Dearest Peony stamp set, you may also like our new Wishful Rose set! Our new Wishful Rose features a single large rose head ground upon a background of solid leaves. This image is an easy color as the main image is large and the cluster work is intricate yet simple and so simple to stamp.  Main rose head designed by Eunji Jung. Stem and foliage design and layout designed by yours truly.

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Wishful Rose Coordinating Die

Pretty Plumeria 4x6

Pretty Plumeria, 4×6 Set

If you like tropical florals, our new Pretty Plumeria set is just perfect! This set features a  combination of plumeria clusters and individual florals making this a very versatile set. Main florals designed by Eunji Jung. Smallest cluster and foliage designed by yours truly.

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Pretty Plumeria Coordinating Dies

Please enjoy the gallery of cards that I created to showcase our new designs!

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Photo taken against our Natural Wood 12×12 inch Backdrop Board

For my first card, I was channeling my inner Kay Miller! With so many stamps to showcase, I had to draw inspiration from this amazing community. For this card, I stamped the cluster branches on a watercolor panel in our Noir Dye Ink (which can be used to watercolored over). Then I dropped in different shades of reds, oranges, yellows and browns onto my branches using the wet on wet watercolor technique. Once I was satisfied with the amount of color, I set the panel aside to dry. Then I splattered brown watercolor paint all over my panel.  Lastly I stamped the sentiment in our Dark Roast Dye Ink and mounted the panel onto a side folding A2 base.

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Photo taken against our Smooth White Wood 12×12 inch Backdrop Board

For my next card, I created a scene using our new Autumn Wishes.  I started off by blending cards onto an white A2 cardstock panel using our Arctic Sky Dye Ink and a homemade cloud stencil. Since my ink was light, I stamped my branch clusters directly onto my clouds and colored the images in with a combination of yellow, orange and brown zig markers. After I stamped the sentiment, I stamped additional birds on a separate card panel, colored them in, cut them out and popped them up on my branches. Lastly, I adhered my colored panel onto a dusty blue side folding A2 base.

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How adorable are these birds!!

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Photo taken against our Peach Marble 12×12 inch Backdrop Board

My last Autumn Wishes card is more simple than my first two projects. I gold heat embossed my branch clusters onto the top and bottom edges of an A2 watercolor panel. Then I added watercolor paint and stamped the sentiment in our Dark Roast Dye Ink. Next I trimmed the left and right edges and mounted the panel onto an A2 side folding kraft card base.

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Photo taken against our Gray Wood 12×12 inch Backdrop Board

For my next card, I rose gold heat embossed the different images from our new Rose Bouquet set onto the edges of my A2 watercolor panel. Then I painted the images with color burst paint and stamped the sentiment with our Noir Dye Ink.  Lastly, I mounted the panel onto a side folding base and embellished it with clear rhinestones.rose bouquet2

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Photo taken against our  Gray Noise 16×16 inch Backdrop Board

For my next card, I did some selective masking with the bouquet images from our Rose Bouquet and Modern Labels (all stamped with our Noir Dye Ink). Next I watercolored the images, stamped the sentiment and added stitching to edges of my panel using our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (large). Lastly, I mounted the panel onto an A2 base and added our Clear Dew Drops (7mm and 5mm).

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

For my next card, I white heat embossed my Wishful Rose and did some loose watercolor painting with my color bursts. Once I finished painting, I stamped the sentiment in our Noir Ink and added Clear Dew Drops.

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Photo taken against our Champagne 16×16 inch Backdrop Board

For my last card, I rose gold heat embossed the large floral cluster from our Pretty Plumeria. I did some more loose watercoloring using a combination of Fuchsia, Gamboge, Terre Vert and Lemon Yellow color bursts. Next, I stamped the sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink, trimmed the edges of my panel adhered it to a cardbase. Prior to mounting the panel, I added Burnished Rose Gold foil tape to my base. Lastly I added Clear Dew Drops to embellish my card.

That’s all from me today! I hope you liked my projects! Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel because I’ll be updating our channel with more videos on how I made my release cards!

GIVEAWAY

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 Day 2 of our October 2017 Release! Join us tomorrow for the final day of sneak peeks where we will be debuting 3 new stamps.  Preorders are also opening at 7am EST tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow!

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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: Blended Peony Crush Background

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Hi everyone! Effie here again with another project and video. For today’s card, I used our Peony Crush Cling Background stamp.

I started off by heat embossing this large stamp onto an A2 cardstock panel with our Rose Gold Embossing Powder.  Then I chose a jewel tone palette for my inks to blend onto this background. For my colors, I used Hollywood Star Dye (but I went over it with Cosmo Pink Hybrid later on), Beach Blondie Dye, Peach Blossom Dye, Coralline Hybrid, Soft Amethyst Dye and Cali Blue Dye inks. I had so much fun choosing this color palette. It was also a nice break from watercoloring (but not for too long- I’ll be back with a painting video soon)!

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After I finished blending my panel, I added stitching to the edges with the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) die set.

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Next I stamped my sentiment (which came from our Sunnies set) onto navy cardstock using our Hampton White Pigment Ink. I trimmed by sentiment panel into a strip and created an additional sentiment accent strip using our Burnished Rose Gold Foil Tape.

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I adhered my sentiment strip onto my blended panel and then embellished my card with our Clear Rhinestones in our 3, 4 and 5mm sizes.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my video and project.  Make sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel because as I update it regularly each week. I will see you next time!

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Video: Pink Magnolia Fields

pink magnolias

Hi everyone, Effie here! For my project today, I created a pink watercolored Magnolia Fields card.

I started off by rose gold heating embossing the large image onto watercolor paper (Canson XL 140lb). Then I watercolored the blooms using Peony Color Bursts. Before I put any pigment down, I always wet the area I plan to paint with clean water.  Then I apply my color burst paint in tiny bit intervals because Color Bursts are extremely vibrant. When I paint in this fashion, I find that I get a better blend with my colors which gives me a nice base to add details.

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After I apply my first bit of color, I use a second clean fine tip brush (that is slightly wet) to blend the pigment out. Occasionally, I will just flick my brush in short, quick upward strokes to add texture to my petals. If your paper is not wet enough, the strokes will will have more defined edges. If your paper is sufficiently wet, the strokes will blend away a bit. Both results are beautiful. I encourage you to practice and decide what style you prefer. You can also combine both techniques for more diversified results.

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After I finished painting my blooms, I painted my branches with Merlot Color Bursts. I originally wanted to paint them with my Sepia Bursts but the Merlot bursts in my palette looked sepia. I only realized after I started putting the color down onto my panel that I used the wrong color. At this point, there was no turning back so I just colored the rest of the branches in Merlot and I thought the results came out just fine.  For my leaves, I used my Lime Color Burst and then Prussian Blue for the background. Once the watercoloring was complete, I set the panel aside to dry .

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Next, I created my own glitter cardstock using our Blue Glitter Adhesive Paper. I simply adhered the paper onto cardstock and cut it into a strip that measured approximately 1in x 5.5 inches. Next, I white heat embossed my sentiment using our new Occasion Confetti set onto navy cardstock. This set features gorgeous large sentiments in a bold scripty font. Then I adhered the sentiment strip onto my glitter strip using Glue Dots. Then I adhered the whole thing onto my watercolored panel. Next I adhered my watercolored panel onto a top folding A2 cardbase. Lastly I added our Clear Dew Drops in 7mm and 5mm sizes to complete the card.

I hope you all enjoyed today’s post and video! If you enjoyed the video, be sure to subscribe to our Youtube Channel because as I update it regularly each week.  Thanks for stopping by and making The Ton a part of your wonderful day!

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Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome back for our Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed all of the inspiration this week by our team. For this release, we debuted 24 new stamps, 19 dies and 6 Couture Mixes!  Everything is available in our shop now except our incentive products which will be available next month.

For our Fall 2017 Release, we have three new gifts with purchase (GWPs) that you can obtain in your order. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until September 21 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. 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).

  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix;
    Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2×3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix);
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**

We are so excited for you to hop along with us to celebrate this release!

  1. The Ton <—— You are here!
  2. Vera Yates
  3. Olga Matyushevskaya
  4. Svetlana Pavlova
  5. Mayline Jung
  6. Justine Hovey
  7. Jenny Lee Yamasaki
  8. Anna Kutsenko
  9. Svetlana Fotinia
  10. Janette Kausen
  11. Svitlana Shayevich
  12. Eunji Jung
  13. Amy Tsuruta
  14. Laura Jane Head
  15. Amy Kolling
  16. Tae Eun Yoo
  17. Laurel Beard
  18. Brenda Noelke
  19. Taheerah Atchia
  20. Isha Gupta
  21. Dana Gong
  22. Lisa Harrolle
  23. Kay Miller

For today, I have two cards and videos to share! Let’s start!

blue magnolias

Photo taken against our 12x12in White Marble Backdrop Board

For my first card, I used our new Magnolia Fields cling background stamp.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing the stamp onto an A2 sized watercolor panel.  Next, I painted each magnolia a soft cerulean blue using Ken Oliver Color Bursts to give my florals a nice base color. Then I added three layers of shading to the larger magnolia images using my zig markers (No 36 Light Blue, No 31 Cobalt Blue, No 32 Persian Blue).

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For the smaller florals, I only added the first layer of shading.

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Once my florals were complete, I watercolored the background/negative space with a deep Prussian Blue color burst. As I set the panel aside to dry, I created my banner sentiment using our Basic Banners and coordinating die. I only partially embossed the banner because I knew I would be cutting off the right half of it. I didn’t want to use the entire banner because I wanted to change up the way I used this set.

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Prior to popping up my banner onto my painted panel, I added stitching to the edges of my painted panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) die set. Once the sentiment was popped up, I trimmed the excess which left me with a half banner with great interest. Then I added some shading with watercolor onto my banner to give it a bit of dimension. Lastly, I popped up my panel onto a side folding A2 card and then embellished it with 7mm and 5mm Clear Dew Drops.

nutcracker scene

For my next card, I created a festive scene using our Holiday Ballet set.

I started off by stamping my nutcracker and ballet figures on cardstock with our copic friendly Caviar Hybrid Ink. Then I colored everything in with copic markers. For my ballerinas, I added white gel pen stippling/dots to give their outfits a faux glitter finish. Then I cut my figures out with my electric cutting machine (although dies are available now, I did not have them at the time of making this card). I set my figures aside and proceeded to build my scene.

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For my scene, I started off by stamping our Mountains on a horizontal A2 cardbase with our Pewter Collection Inks. Then I created a mask for my mountains and added shading (Miami Cool Dye Ink) behind them.  Next I stamped the second layer of our Mini Pine Tree multiple times across a separate piece of cardstock in our Everglade Moss Dye Ink.  Then I stamped the third layer of our Pine in our Hampton White Pigment Ink. I trimmed  my pine tree panel and fussy cut the top portion of my line of trees. Then I stamped the bottom portion of that panel with some more pigment ink so that I could heat emboss that area with white embossing powder for a snowy effect.

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Once the heat embossing was finished, I stamped some trees from our Mountains set in our Noir Dye Ink behind my Pine Trees. Then I adhered my line of Pine Trees onto my mountain panel and then ran the entire panel through my big shot machine with the largest die in our double stitched rectangles to add stitching to the edges. Next I stamped the sentiment (Noir Dye Ink), snowflakes (Dusty Blues Collection) and tiny stars (Dusty Blues Collection) in the background. Once the scene was complete, I popped up my figures with dimensional foam tape.

GIVEAWAYS

Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on here on this post. Each comment you leave on the hop participant blogs will increase your chances of winning a giveaway.  The comment period will close on Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on our blog soon after.

That’s all from me today!  I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and videos! Your next stop on our Hop is the amazing Vera!

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