Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome back for our Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the new products and inspiration this week by the team.  This week we debuted 24 new stamps (including 3 exclusive incentive stamps), 19 dies, 1 Couture Mix and 6 Backdrop Boards.  Everything is available in our shop now except our incentive products which will be available in July (and our Poppy and Sunflower Border dies which will be available around 6/15).

For our Summer 2017 Release, we have four 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 June 22 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.

  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix
  • Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).

For our mega hop today, here is the list of super talented participants:

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

Let’s get started with my projects for today!

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Photo taken against our Bokeh White Backdrop Board

For my first project, I heat embossed our Anemone Bouquet, Marvelous Perfumes and Haute Stacks with our Rose Gold embossing powder. Then I proceeded to watercolor! For my bouquet, I watercolored the image with Color Burst Powders (Peony, Sap Green and Lemon Yellow). I used Cerulean Blue Color Bursts for the vase/bottle and Turquoise and Sap Green for the books.

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After I finished watercoloring, I heat embossed the banner and sentiment in the same rose gold powder.  Then I added Prussian Blue watercolor shading to my banner. Once everything was colored, I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.

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Next I clear heat embossed our Anemone Garden background stamp onto navy cardstock. For a bit more interest, I added stitching to the edges with our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) die set. Lastly, I popped everything up onto my navy embossed panel and added our Clear Dew Drops around my bouquet in 7mm and 5mm sizes.

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Photo taken against our Gray Stone Backdrop Board

For my next card, I created a sunset mountain scene with florals in the foreground.  I started off by stamping our new layered Mountains set with our Crystal Pewter Collection Inks. Then I fussy cut the mountain – at the time of the video, I had to fussy cut because I did not have the dies yet but they are available now!

Next I heat embossed two Summer Blooms in our Rose Gold embossing powder and watercolored them with Color Bursts (Peony, Gamboge/Marigold and Sap Green/Prussian Blue).  Next I die cut the florals using the coordinating die.

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Then I watercolored my sunset on separate watercolor paper.  I used Gamboge, Cerulean Blue and Prussian Blue Color Bursts. I had to make sure I didn’t blend the Gamboge and Cerulean Blue too much because I did not want a green sky.

After my sky was completely dried, I ended up trimming the top of my sky panel because there was not enough of the golden portion of the sunset peeking through the mountains. After I trimmed the sky, I added blended some True Navy Dye Ink to the top edge of the sky panel for more depth.  This gave me a nice gradation from gold to deep blue.

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Then I assembled my card by adhering the sky panel onto a heavyweight cardbase. I used our strong Double Sided Adhesive since my sky panel warped after I applied my heat gun to it to speed up the drying process. Next I popped up the mountain with a single layer of foam tape. I then popped the peonies up with a double layer of foam tape. Then I trimmed all the excess floral bits from the edges of my card. I finalized my card by adding Glass Slippers sequins for shine.

GIVEAWAYS

Three $25 gift certificates to our shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment here. The comment period will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on our blog. **Gift certificates can only be applied to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding categories.

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

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ZIGGY coloring on Fresh Cut Sunflower Outlines

Hello Everyone, it’s LauraJane today.  Thanks for stopping in:)

I’ve been in a ZIG marker watercoloring mood these past few rainy days and thought the Fresh Cut Sunflowers Coord. Outlines would be just the ticket to help cheer the cloudy day blues. Coloring with ZIGs is relaxing . The ZIGs are very forgiving on the Bristol Smooth 100lb paper. Adding a bit of water moves the color around…if I don’t like the result I simply dab it off with a dry paper towel and add another layer ZIG Clean Color.

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To begin,

I stamped the Fresh Cut Sunflowers Coord. Outline images onto Bristol Smooth 100lb paper with Vanilla Frosted Cupcake Dye. Then got My favorites Ziggys out.

  • 028 Pale Pink
  • 043 Olive Green
  • 046 Mid Green
  • 047 May Green
  • 050 Yellow
  • 052 Bright Yellow
  • 065 Mid Brown
  • 067 Mustard
  • 071 Flesh Color
  • 098 Pale Dawn Gray
  • 099 Cool Gray 1

Only two blooms and 4 leaves were needed for today’s card. But I like to stamp extras just in case something goes belly-up in the process 🙂

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I turned the camera on to video my process of coloring.  I made a short video of just two leaves getting colored. I LOVE coloring leaves as much as the blooms:))  You can watch HERE.

 

The full video coloring flowers and leaves is HERE

 

When finished coloring, I used the Fresh Cut Sunflowers Coordinating Dies to quickly cut them out.  I was tickled with how HAPPY and cheerful they look!

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For the card:

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Then I arranged my flowers and leaves and decided to quickly stamp and color two of the STEM images from the same set….cut them out with the Coordinating Dies. Adhered all the bits and pieces into place with Tombow Mono and Foam dimensional tape. Tied some blue floss for embellishment and finished with Laura’s Dreamy Blues Couture Mix.

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Well, as I write this post it is still raining, but I feel better after coloring these pretty SUNNY Fresh Cut Sunflower blooms! I encourage you to give Zig markers ar try. We would LOVE to see your creations. Remember to share on IG and FACEBOOK with #thetonstamps so we can find it easily.

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Here is a TALKING video sharing what ZIG I’m using while coloring the first Sunflower:)

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Video: Zig Colored Wildflower Banner

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Hello, everyone! Today I have a zig colored Wildflower Banner card for you.

I started off by stamping our Wildflower Banner stamp on cardstock in our Noir Dye Ink. Then I colored the florals in with zig markers (No 200 S. Almond Pink, 202 Peach Pink, 25 Pink and 27 Dk Pink).  The leaves were colored with Pale Green, May Green, Emerald Green, Green and Marine Green. I made sure to blend each shade into each other.  For the banner, I used Shadow Mauve. After I colored everything in, I die cut the image with the coordinating die.

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Next I created a background wash on watercolor paper using Ken Oliver’s Turquoise Color Bursts. After I was satisfied with the intensity of my background, I splattered clean water onto the wash. I let the drops sit for about 20 seconds, then I dabbed the water with a clean paper towel which lifted the color creating amazing texture. I dried the watercolor panel with my heat gun and then added stitching to the edges of my panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) set. Then I adhered the panel onto an A2 card base using strong double sided adhesive. Next I popped up my floral image with some foam tape. Finally, I embellished the card with our Clear Dew Drops in our 7mm and 5mm sizes.

Our Wildflower Banner set is great for mass producing beautiful floral cards. During the actual design process, my goal is to create stamps that make it effortless for you to make gorgeous cards. Sometimes you don’t have a particular card in your stash that you might need to make last minute. This set (and our other cluster floral sets) is perfect in that situation since you don’t need to spend additional time masking off floral elements to create one image. All you need to do is stamp and color!

I created different versions of this card below using different mediums:

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For this card, I stamped the floral image onto watercolor paper with black pigment ink and then clear heat embossed the image. Then I watercolored the florals using Peony and Wisteria Color Bursts. wildfl banner4

Other Supplies Used: Glass Slippers Sequins

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For my final card I stamped the floral image on cardstock using our Caviar Hybrid Ink. Then I colored the image in with copics. Then I heat embossed the image again with our rose gold embossing powder. I originally saw this technique on Stephanie Klauck’s fabulous blog! Other Supplies Used: Glass Slippers Sequins, Mini Mistiwildfl banner5

That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed my video and post. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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Video: Love and Hugs Watercolor Peony

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Hello everyone, Effie here! Today I have a video on how I watercolored our Large Peony 2 with colorburst powders.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing our Large Peony 2 and leaves on watercolor paper. Then I watercolored the images using my Marigold Colorburst. After the paint dried, I die cut the images with their coordinating dies. Next I rose gold heat embossed the sentiment from our Brushed Love set and die cut the sentiment with the coordinating die. The Sending and Hugs portion of the sentiment is from the same set and I white heat embossed them onto gray cardstock. Then I fussy cut them into “labels”.

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Next I blended some Caribbean Turquoise and Miami Cool Dye Inks onto a card panel using a stencil brush. Then I trimmed the panel on each side (except the top) and popped it up onto a side folding A2 cardbase.  Then I popped up my peony, leaves and sentiment with foam tape. Lastly, I embellished my card using our 7 and 5mm Clear Dew Drops.

I made additional variations of this card using our other Large Peony and Brushed sentiment sets.

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For this card, I used our Large Peony 1 and Brushed You sets. I colored in the peony using my Wisteria Colorbursts.

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For this card, I used our Large Peony 3 and Brushed Hugs set. I colored this peony in using my Peony Colorbursts.

The leaves for all three cards were colored using a combination of Terre Vert, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre and Prussian Blue Colorbursts.

That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and video!

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Don’t forget to stop by our Challenge Blog! Anything Goes this month for a chance to win $50 to our shop!

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Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome back for our Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the new products and inspiration this week by the team.  This week we released 18 new stamps (including 2 exclusive incentive stamps), 13 dies and 14 Couture Mixes.  Everything is available in our shop now except our incentive products which will be available in May.

 

 

For our Spring 2017 Release, we have three new gifts with purchases 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 April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava Sparkle Couture Mix).

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We have more eye candy in store for you today by our team and some super special guests who are helping us celebrate this release!

  1. The Ton <—- You are here
  2. Brenda Noelke
  3. Svitlana Shayevich
  4. Lisa Harrolle
  5. Chris Dayton
  6. Miriam Prantner
  7. Janette Kausen
  8. Justine Hovey
  9. Laura Jane Head
  10. Amy Kolling
  11. Tae Eun Yoo
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Eunji Jung
  14. Isha Gupta
  15. Jenny Yamasaki
  16. Kay Miller
  17. Vera Yates
  18. Stephanie Klauck
  19. Emily Midgett
  20. Taheerah Atchia
  21. Mayline Jung
  22. Laura Sterckx
  23. Laurel Beard

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For my card today, I went all out with our new wildflower stamps: Wishful Wildflowers,  Wildflower Banner and Modern Labels.

I started off by gold heat embossing the four corners of my card panel with the large floral portion of the Wildflower Banner stamp.  Then I heat embossed the individual blooms from our Wishful Wildflowers in the same gold powder. Next I colored in all the blooms with the same yellow and orange zig markers (50 Yellow, 52 Bright Yellow, 57 Orange). For my foliage I chose a minty green (No 45 Pale Green) which gave it more of a tropical look (which was not something that I was expecting but was pleasantly surprised at).

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Next I heat embossed my Modern Label and sentiment.  When all the embossing and coloring was complete, I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.  Before I assembled everything onto my panel, I added stitching to the edges of my colored panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles die (large) set. Then I popped up the label in the center of my colored panel and then created clusters with my individual wildflowers at the top and bottom edges of my label.

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For my next two cards, I white heat embossed our Peony Crush background stamp on a watercolor panel and watercolored with color bursts. However my technique for the card shown on the right utilized a different technique.  My video shows how I made the card on the right.

For the card shown on the right: After I heat embossed the background image,  I started painting the peonies with my color burst powders. I started off by wetting the area I was planning on painting on first with water. Then I dropped a little bit of color (Peony color burst) onto the wet areas.

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Once I finished watercoloring my panel, I set it aside to dry. While that was drying, I white heat embossed my You’ve Got sentiment (from our new Mini Mail set) onto black cardstock and then cut it out to create a sentiment panel. Next I used our Pretty Mail word plate to die cut the bottom portion of my panel.

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Next I adhered some Turquoise Foil Adhesive Paper underneath the window onto a cardbase and then adhered the watercolor panel onto the base with our strong double sided adhesive.  I popped up my black sentiment piece above my die cut Pretty Mail and that completes my card!

That’s all from me today! I hope you enjoyed my cards and hope you’ll hop along with us. Before you leave here, this is a reminder that there are more giveaways today!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS:
Five $25 gift certificates to our shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Blog Hop post here. The comment period will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter here.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and videos! Your next stop on our Hop is the fabulous Brenda!

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Video: Bokeh Burst Peony Hugs

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Hello everyone! I’m back with another project and video using our Bokeh Burst Round and Wild Peonies stamp sets.

I started off by Rose Gold embossing the large burst stamp from our Bokeh Burst Round set on a white card panel.  Then I embossed the outline images of the peony and leaves (except that one solid leafy image).  Then I colored in the outline images with zig markers. For the peony, I used Sugar Almond Pink and Peach Pink.  For the greens, I used May Green, Cobalt Blue and Marine Green.

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After I colored everything in, I die cut the florals and burst with the coordinating dies. Next I added stitching to the Burst panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Small) set.  I was left with a nice thin frame which I set aside for another project. Next I blended some Caribbean Turquoise Dye Ink onto an A2 side folding base and then adhered the Burst panel onto the base. Next I popped up the sentiment and peonies over my die cut window and finished off the card by adding some Clear Drops in 7mm and 5mm sizes. I went for a scattered look with the drops.

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Hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! Thanks for stopping by!

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Have you entered your “lucky” project into The Ton’s Challenge Blog this month? The theme is LUCKY! you have until the end of the month to get your project in to be eligible for a $50 gift certificate to The Ton!

Video: Happy Engagement Peonies

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Hello everyone and welcome back for another card and video! For today’s project, I created a glittery floral card using our Fresh Cut Peonies, Poppies and Brushed Happy stamps.

First I started by stamping all the blossoms and foliage. For the large peony blossoms, I used my Mini Misti to help me position the second and third layers. I freehanded the rest of the stamping. For the large peony blossoms, I used our Peony Collection Inks and an additional darker hue (Lipstick Red) to get that raspberry hue. For the my greens, I used our Soft Garden, Bright Fern and Basil Mojito inks.

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Once the stamping was complete, I die cut the peonies using the coordinating dies.  For my poppy blossom and leaves, I fussy cut those elements. However, dies for our Fresh Cut Poppies will be available in two weeks!

Next I rose gold heat embossed the large sentiment from our Brushed Happy set and then used the coordinating die to die cut the happy.  Next I created a stitched border panel using our Double Stitched Rectangles (Large and Small). I used the largest die in the Large set and the fourth largest die in the Small set.  I applied some blue glitter adhesive paper to a top folding card base. I positioned the glitter paper so that it would show through the window of my navy border panel.  Next I popped up the border panel onto my card base using foam tape.

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Then I arranged and popped up my flowers and leaves at the corners of my card.  I adhered the Happy sentiment diagonally across my card adhering the areas behind the H and Y onto the florals. Then I embossed the engagement sentiment in the same Rose Gold embossing powder and fussy cut it. Then I popped it up right under the Brushed Happy sentiment. Lastly I added some clear Dew Drops in 7 and 5mm around my sentiment.

That’s all for my card today! I hope you enjoyed today’s post and video.

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There is still time to enter our February Challenge for a chance to win a $50 gift card to our shop. The cue word for this month is LOVE!

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Video: Blended Floral Wedding Card

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Hey everyone! I’m back with another card and video using our Floral Border Cling Stamp and new coordinating die.

First I started off by rose gold heat embossing the floral border image onto an A2 sized card panel. Then I die cut the panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles (Small) set and I also cut out the empty area within the border with the coordinating floral border die. Next I colored in the floral panel with zig markers (S. Almond Pink, Peach Pink and May Green).

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Next I masked the edges of another A2 card panel and blended some minty inks (Lofty Mint and Caribbean Turquoise) onto the inner portion of that panel. To add some interest to the panel, I added stitching to the edges with the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles (Large) set. Then I rose gold heat embossed the sentiment and then popped up the floral panel onto the blended panel with foam tape. Then I heat embossed a butterfly image from our Beautiful Butterflies 1 and colored it in with an Orange and Lemon Yellow zig marker. I fussy cut the butterfly and popped it up next to my sentiment with a double layer of foam tape.  Lastly I embellished my card with some Glass Slippers sequins.

That’s all for my project today!

DIE RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT

We are planning a rather large die release in a couple of weeks. So if you’ve been waiting for coordinating dies for some of our older sets, the wait is almost over! Here’s a complete list of the dies that will be coming out:

  1. Always Cherry Blossoms
  2. Wild Cherry Blossoms
  3. Happiest of Peonies
  4. Beautiful Butterflies 1, 2 and 3
  5. Flutter Mini Set
  6. Large Peony 1,2, and 3
  7. Beautiful Day Bicycle
  8. City Girls: Special Day and Park Life
  9. Brushed Love, Hugs and You
  10. Bokeh Burst Heart, Round and Star
  11. Darling Flamingos
  12. Doughnut Bar and Sundae Bar
  13. Graceful Rose and Lucky Tulip
  14. Fresh Cut Poppies, Thoughtful Poppies and Lone Poppy
  15. Haute Books and Haute Stacks
  16. Tea Party and Hug in a Mug
  17. Sweetest Macarons and Macarons
  18. Love and a Dog and Love and a Cat
  19. Morning Glory Border Die
  20. Wild Morning Glories
  21. Party Fans
  22. Sending Peonies
  23. Vintage Frames
  24. Vogue Skies

I’m still waiting to approve proofs but if you want to be the first to find out when these dies will be available, make sure you’re following us on Instagram or Facebook as we update our feeds daily with stock and new release updates.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!!

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Don’t forget there’s still time to participate in our Challenge Blog for this month. The theme is LOVE! Head over to participate for a chance to win a $50 gift card to our shop!

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Video: Holographic Birthday Folk Art Florals

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Hi everyone! I’m back with another card and video using our Folk Art Florals and Birthday Word dies!

I started off by painting white heat embossing our Folk Art Florals 6×6 background stamp onto a watercolor panel.  Next I added a rainbow of watercolors (Schmincke and Winsor & Newton paints) onto the panel. I made sure to blend each color into each other for a smooth transition. As the panel was drying, I die cut my Birthday word dies from a separate piece of cardstock.  Then I blended some Cali Blue Dye Ink onto the bottom portion of the die cuts to get some smooth and light color onto my sentiment.  If you watched the video, you saw me blend Parisian Blue dye ink onto the cardstock prior to die cutting. I wasn’t satisfied by the amount of color on it after the words were cut out so that’s why I blended the additional Cali Blue after die cutting.

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I added stitching to the edges of my painted panel with the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies. Next I die cut a circle using the third smallest dies in our Double Stitched Round Dies. Then I stamped the roses from our Scripty Greetings set. I used our Peach Blossom Dye, Coralline Hybrid, Hollywood Star Dye, Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid and Bright Fern Dye inks to stamp the florals.  Then I adhered the florals into a mini wreath at the top of my round window.  Next I adhered the word dies over the window.  Before I adhere the painted panel onto an A2 side folding cardbase, I applied some of our Silver Holographic adhesive paper behind the window.  Lastly, I embellished my card with our Silver Holographic sequins!

Don’t forget our new Challenge Blog! You can enter your projects for a chance to win a gift code to our shop!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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Video: Morning Glory Hugs

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Hi everyone! I’m back with another card and video using our new Morning Glory Border and Brushed Hugs stamp sets.

I started off by stamping our Morning Glory Border stamp on watercolor paper (Strathmore 300 Series Cold Press) with our Noir Dye Ink.  It’s an intense black ink and is waterproof when it dries! I started watercoloring the florals and foliage with Schmincke and Winsor & Newton watercolor paints. For the flowers, I blended a red and yellowish paint. For the leaves, I stuck to one green watercolor paint. Generally, I like using different shades of one color to add more depth to my painting but I chose to keep the leaves simple on this card.

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After the panel was dry, I die cut it using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangle dies to add stitching to the edges. The largest dies cut the panel into an A2 (4.25in x 5.5in) panel.  Then I heat embossed the large hugs sentiment over the painted panel and then completed the sentiment by stamping the “sending big” in our Noir dye ink.  I embellished the card by adding our Dew Drops (7mm and 5mm) around the sentiment.

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Don’t forget our new Challenge Blog! You can enter your projects for a chance to win a gift code to our shop!

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That’s all for today and I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! See you next time!

 

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