Video: Stretch Your Stamps – Happy Place Set

Photo taken against our Gray Noise Backdrop Board

Hi, everyone! Today, I have this bright and busy card for you created using our Happy Place stamps. If you’re following us on IG, I did say that I had another card for today but I changed my mind because I fell in love with this project. The blue Smiling Cosmos project peek that you got yesterday will be posted tomorrow on our Youtube Channel (so stay tuned!).

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This card was a bit involved with all the different products used. However, it was really fun to make and I love the bright results. Also, this was a great project to showcase how to stretch your Happy Place stamps! You can just partially ink/emboss the large image from this set to selectively use the florals. I’m a sucker for peonies so this was a no brainer.

I started off by selectively embossing the florals from the large image from this set. I used our Rose Gold Embossing Powder for this. Next I watercolored the peonies using Peony Color Bursts (and Sap Green for the leaves). Once colored, I die cut the florals and then trimmed off the book portions.

Next, I stamped a Toned Hearts panel using our Peony Collection layering inks. Then I die cut a rectangular stitched panel using the third largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Small die collection. This is going to be my sentiment panel. I did not film any of this for time purposes.

Next, I rose gold embossed the sentiment from our Hustle and Grind set onto my stitched panel. Then I popped this panel up on my Toned Hearts background as well as my peony clusters. For an additional pop up color, I stamped and copic colored three butterflies from our Beautiful Butterflies 3 set and popped those up on my card in a visual triangle. Lastly (for the card front), I added some of our Glass Slippers sequins for a bling effect.

Since I added our Beautiful Butterflies 3 to this card, I also decided to add our a Morpho Pop Up Butterfly inside my card for that wow effect. I die cut my two detailed wing pieces onto white cardstock. Then I blended some Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline Dye Ink to the wings. Once assembled, I adhered the two pieces to the inside of my card completing my project.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post! It was a bit more busier than my usual style but I love the results. I hope you guys did, too!

Video: You’re Beautiful Cosmos Card

Photo taken against our White Marble Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back to The Season!! Today, I have a card created using our Today’s Cosmos and some leftover die cut sentiments from a previous project.

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I started off by white heat embossing all of the images from our Today’s Cosmos. The florals in this set are larger than our usual stamps so I really love working with them (especially with watercolor). After everything was embossed, I watercolored the florals using Fuchsia and Merlot Color Bursts. For the leaves, I used Pthalo Green Color Bursts. Once painted, I die cut all the images using their coordinating dies.

Next, I die cut our Geometric Circle Coverplate die onto a white A2 card panel which I adhered onto an top folding A2 base for a white tone on tone effect. Next I popped up each individual letter from my leftover “beautiful” die cut sentiment. These die cuts were leftover from this project. Head over to the link to see how I created them.

Next, I die cut the “you’re” sentiment which is from a die from our Sweetheart Wordplate Die Collection and blended some Lipstick Red Dye ink onto it.

Next, I assembled and popped up all my florals and leaves with some foam tape. Then I added the “you’re” sentiment with a double layer of foam tape. Lastly, I added some Glass Slippers Sequins for some shiny bling!

That’s all from me today! Thanks for stopping by!!

Video: You’re Beautiful Peony Card

Photo taken against our White Marble Photo Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back, everyone! Today, I have a video and card using our Peony Close Up and Color Bursts. I’m not doing my traditional watercolor painting today. Instead, I’ll be squeezing the powder directly onto my project!

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I started off by white heat embossing the stamp onto an A2 sized watercolor paper panel. Then I wet the entire panel with clean water using a spray bottle.

Next, I started squeezing Color Burst pigments directly onto the wet image. I started with Fuchsia, Gamboge and then Pthalo Green. I saturated the paper enough where I did not have to use my water brush that often to control where the pigment went. I let the pigments move more naturally on my project. Whenever there was an accumulation of too much water, I just dabbed it up with a paper towel. Once my panel was “painted”, I dried it with a heat gun.

Before I die cut my sentiment, I added stitching to the edges of my panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles (Large) Die collection. Next, I used our new Sweetheart Wordplate Die collection to create my sentiment for this project. I die cut the “beautiful” directly onto my watercolor panel. Then I die cut the “you’re” on white cardstock.

Next, I adhered my peony panel onto a side folding A2 card base using our strong Double Sided Adhesive. Lastly, I added the “you’re” directly onto the panel completing my project.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Video: Put on Your Power Pumps!

Photo taken against our White Paint Backdrop Board

Hey, everyone! I’m back with another card and video using our new and fabbbbbulous Power Pumps set!!

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I started off by gold glitter embossing our Glass Windows cling stamp onto black cardstock. Next, I stamped our lone Power Pump onto white cardstock using a combination of our layering inks:

  1. Smoky Quartz + Crystal Pewter for the first layer
  2. Caviar Hybrid Ink for the second dark layer
  3. Red Sangria Hybrid for the heel
  4. Combination of Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Beach Blondie, Peach Blossom and Warm Hazelnut for the inside of the shoe

Once my shoe was all stamped out, I die cut it with it’s coordinating die. Then I created a smaller white rectangular panel which I blended some Bright Emerald Dye ink onto. This is going to give my pump a nice glow to emphasize it. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the same set with our Caviar ink.

Then I started assembling my card since all my stamping was complete. I had trimmed my glass windows panel a little bit in the beginning so I mounted that onto a side folding A2 base. Then I adhered the white emerald blended panel onto the base with dimensional foam tape. Next, I mounted the pump using more foam tape and finally added some Glossy Black sequins around the sentiment to complete my card.

How fabulous is this card? I love the clean and chic finish that the Glass Windows background gives to the project.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Video: Poinsettias and Glass Windows Holiday Card

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Photo taken against our Gray Stone Backdrop Board

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another quick holiday card using our Holiday Love Poinsettia and Glass Windows Background Stamp.

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I started off by rose gold heat embossing our Holiday Love Poinsettia. Then I painted the cluster image using Ken Oliver Color Bursts (Alizarin Crimson, Orange, Sap Green and Turquoise ).

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Next I white heat embossed our Glass Windows Background Stamp onto watercolor paper and applied a Sap Green wash onto the embossed panel. I added Terre Vert color burst to the windows/boxes of the design while the Sap Green wash was still wet. Then I added some additional Sap Green and Turquoise to the panel to add a bit of variation to my background.

Once my panel was dried, I die cut our poinsettia cluster with the coordinating die. I also used the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangle Small Die collection to cut the background into a panel slight smaller than A2 size.

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I’ll be quite honest here. After I finished painting my green windowed panel, I almost scrapped the background. I wasn’t in love with it. This background looked amazing when painted with prussian blue so I thought the technique would look great with green on my holiday card. At this point, I decided to push through it and just use the panel since I had already created it. To tone down the business of the bright green background, I used smaller stitched rectangular panel as a point to ground my poinsettia cluster. It totally worked! It made the background work. I’m so happy I didn’t scrap the green background.

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I adhered the green windowed panel onto an A2 side folding base, then I adhered the smaller white stitched panel onto the green panel. Next I stamped my sentiment (which is from the Holiday Love Poinsettia set) onto the white panel using our Caviar Hybrid Ink. Next I popped up my cluster with some dimensional foam tape and completed my card by adding some Glass Slippers sequins over the entire front of my card in visual triangles.

That’s all from me for this post! Thanks for stopping by!!

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Video: Grand Bows Gift Cards

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Photo taken against our Gray Noise Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back! Today, I have two cards using our Grand Bows and Diagonal Stripes background stamp.

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I started off by creating my background panels first. I stamped our Diagonal Stripes onto a white A2 panel with our Valentine Red Dye Ink. Then I white heat embossed the stamp onto an red A2 panel.

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For my first card, I stamped our Grand Bows in Valentine Red and Aspen Cocoa dye inks. Here is a video layering tutorial where I describe the process in more detail. Then I created silver “ribbons” using our metallic Silver Foil Tape. Please note that our foil adhesive products do not contain any metal elements. Next I die cut my red panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Small die collection. I adhered the center panel onto a side folding cardbase. Then I popped up my silver foil strips onto my base with foam tape.

Next I created my tag for my sentiment using our Holiday Chic Tags stamp set and coordinating fishtail tag die. The tag was first stamped with the speckled stamp in our Crystal Pewter Dye Ink. Then I die cut the tag using the fishtail tag die which also leaves pierced edges and gives the tag a beautiful finished look. Then I stamped the sentiment. Once my tag was created, I popped it up onto my card first. Then I popped up my die cut Grand Bow. Lastly, I popped up that thin border that I die cut earlier from our red embossed panel.

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My next card was created in a similar fashion. I just used a different color palette for this one. Instead of silver foil tape, I used our Red Foil Adhesive paper for the “ribbons”. For my bow I used a combination of our Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz dye inks. I also added a Pop Up Poinsettia inside this second card.

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Thanks for stopping by!!

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Video: Holiday Gardenia and Giveaway Winner

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another project and video as well as the announcement for our background stamp release giveaway winner.  Scroll down to see if you’ve won!

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For my card today, I combined our Amazing Gardenia and Holly Branch stamp sets to create a festive Christmas card.

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I started off by rose gold heat embossing the gardenia and branch clusters with our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I painted them with some Ken Oliver Color Bursts (Alizarin Crimson, Wisteria, Sap Green, Terre Vert) using the wet in wet technique. Once dried, I die cut all the clusters using their coordinating dies.

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Next, I stamped our new best selling Modern Plaid background stamp (which is back in limited stock) onto an A2 white card panel with our Smoky Quartz Dye Ink. To give my plaid panel a more polished finish, I die cut the edges to add stitching with the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles die collection. Then I used the three tiered banner from our Basic Banners for my sentiment. I also used the Add On Holiday mini set for the christmas sentiments. The banner was stamped in our Smoky Quartz Dye Ink to match the plaid background. Then I stamped the sentiments in our Light Onyx Ink for a nice dark and crisp look.

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Then I assembled my card using some dimensional foam tape. Lastly, I added some of our Medallion Gold sequins. I even tucked some of the larger 10mm and 8mm sequins into the holly branches for added interest.

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I loved creating this Christmas card using a regular floral stamp set. The holly branches and plaid background really gave it that christmas-y feel! I hope you all enjoyed today’s card and video!

Giveaway Winner

The winner of our Background Stamp Release is…

Stephanie Haley: These background stamps are such a great idea – They’re all so versatile! I especially love the Modern Plaid!

Congratulations, Stephanie! Please email us at HELLO@THETONSTAMPS.COM with “Giveaway Winner” in the subject line within 48 hours to redeem your prize. Please send the background stamp that you would like in the email with your shipping address.

Thanks for joining us today! See you next time!

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Video: Two Toned Peony Duo Card + New Rewards Program

Hello, everyone and welcome back! Today, I have a new card and video and I’d also like to introduce our new rewards/loyalty program!

Here’s how our new program works:

For every dollar you spend, you receive points. You can also receive points for signing up and on your birthday!

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When you accumulate enough points, you get a code to spend on your next order.

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Be sure to sign up today to start earning points!

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Once you click on this tab in your browser, it’ll pull up this pop up window. You can click the “Join Now” button to begin the process!

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It’s so simple! Head over to our site now to sign up. Now let’s move on to our project.

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Photo taken against our Smooth White Wood Backdrop Board

For today, I have another watercolored card for you today using our Peony Duo stamp set.

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I started off by rose gold heat embossing my peony blooms on two corners of my watercolor panel. I had to do a bit of masking for the bottom cluster. I also did some additional masking for the leaves. When you emboss and mask a project several times, you want to make sure you peel off your masks before you apply any heat to your project. If you don’t, the mask will ruin your initial embossing since it will remelt the image (don’t ask me how I know).

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Once I was satisfied with my embossing, I painted in my blooms using a combination of Tangerine and Alizarin Crimson color bursts. I applied a layer of my tangerine first to all of my peonies using a wet in wet watercoloring technique.  I wet the blooms first with clean water. Then I applied the tangerine pigment with a fine tip water brush. I took another brush to blend the color out to the edges of the petals. Once my first layer of color was dried, I moved on to my second color (Alizarin Crimson). For this second layer, I applied the pigment to dry paper and pulled the color out a bit. I made sure not to pull the color out too much because I wanted the tangerine layer to shine through.

For the leaves, I did some messy and loose watercoloring using Pthalo Green and Turquoise color bursts (wet in wet watercoloring). I started by painting the actual leaves with the Pthlao Green. I did not take care to stay in the lines but I made sure that most of the leaves were painted in this shade. Next I added Turquoise to the inner portions of the leaves and also to the edges surrounding my floral clusters.

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Once I finished painting, I dried the panel with my heat gun to prep my panel for some black splatters. Before I actually splattered on my black watercolor paint, I made sure to mask off the blooms with scrap paper. I only added the splatters to the white negative areas of my project. Then I used the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large die collection to die cut the panel into an A2 panel. I mounted the stitched panel onto a side folding A2 base and then stamped the sentiment (from our Watercolor Wreaths) in our Caviar ink.

That is it for today! I hope you enjoyed my project and video!

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Video: Cardinal Sweater Card

Hello and welcome back, everyone! I’m back with another holiday card using our Cardinal Friends and Christmas Sweater background stamp.

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Photo taken against our Smooth White Wood Backdrop Board

I started off by clear heat embossing our Christmas Sweater background stamp onto an A2 brown cardstock panel. Then I stamped this sweet cardinal and foliage cluster onto white cardstock using our Caviar Hybrid (copic friendly) ink. Once I stamped my images, I colored everything in using copic markers.

  • Cardinal Body and beak: R14, R29 R56, Y38 (beak) and E39 (feet)
  • Foliage: YG09, R14 and E23

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Once my coloring was complete, I die cut the images with their coordinating dies. I stamped and colored one cardinal and four foliage clusters (but I only used three). Whenever I use foliage or leaves in my projects, I make sure to stamp and color extras because I usually end up using more.

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Next, I used the third largest circle die in our Double Stitched Circles Large die collection to create a round die cut which my cardinal would rest upon. At the same time, I die cut my sweater panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles Small die collection. This die added stitching to the edges of my panel while cutting it into a size a bit smaller than an A2 panel.

Once all the die cutting was complete, I started assembling my card. I adhered the sweater panel onto a side folding A2 base. Then I popped up the round die cut using foam tape. Then I adhered one of the foliage clusters right onto the round die cut. Next, I popped up the cardinal onto the round piece. Then I used two of the foliage clusters for the top right and bottom left corner of my card. After trimming off the excess foliage pieces, I used the extra pieces to tuck and nestle around the base of my cardinal. This made the base of my cardinal nice and full adding a lot of interest to the midsection of my card.

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Finally, I added some of our Medallion Gold sequins for some shiny interest.  I don’t normally make brown cards but I decided to give it a go today with my cardinal since red and brown coordinate rather nicely together. I was so happy with my results and I’m glad I tried something new today.

If you like cardinals, be sure to check out our Winter Cardinal Set! It features a solid image of a whimsical and folksy cardinal with some foliage elements to create fun winter scenes.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all enjoyed the video!

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Video: Amazing Gardenia Thanksgiving Card

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back!! Did you enjoy our Release Blog Hop? If not, head over to our hop post to check out all the inspiration created by our team and guest designers!  For today’s project, I combined our new Amazing Gardenia with our Autumn Wishes to create a 5×7 inch Thanksgiving Card.

I don’t normally make cards this large but I really wanted to use these two clusters together. It actually come together quite nicely because I got to use the Wonderful wordplate die and I had sufficient room to die cut it on my 7x5in card.  Let’s begin!

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I started off by heat embossing the clusters from both sets in our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored the images using Dr. Ph Martins Radiant Watercolors (Persimmon, Grass Green, Lemon Yellow and Saddle Brown).

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Once everything was painted, I fussy cut the gardenia and die cut the Autumn Wishes images.

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Next I cut a 3.5in x 7in strip of kraft cardstock and die cut the “wonderful” sentiment using the wordplate die from our Bold Amazing Greeting Dies collection. At this point, I thought that the kraft panel looked a bit bare and plain. So I stamped the front of the panel with one of the stamps from our Buildable Woodgrain stamps in our Found Topaz dye ink. This added some nice texture and added some “oomph” to the card.

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Then I heat embossed the “have a” from our Seriously Amazing set onto a piece of white 7x5in cardstock. Next, I started assembling my card. I adhered the white panel (after trimming it a 1/4 in) onto a brown cardbase. Then I adhered the kraft panel strip. Then I assembled  and mounted the floral and branch clusters onto my base using dimensional foam tape. I also added some of my birds for a whimsical effect.

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Lastly, I heat embossed the last part of my sentiment – a banner from our Basic Banners and the “thanksgiving” sentiment from the Add On Holiday Banners mini set. After I die cut the banner, I popped it up onto my card.

That’s all from me today! I hope you enjoyed my project and process video.  Also, there’s still a few more hours left to take advantage of our new release promotion:

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This promotion does not apply to prior purchases*. The threshold amount is calculated BEFORE taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until October 7 2018 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).

Spend $150 or more: Receive a 4×6 Christmas Tree set;
Spend $250 or more: Receive a 6×8 Wonderland Print Bundle (and a Christmas Tree set).
**There must be a new Fall 2018 Release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP promotion.** These GWP products are available for immediate purchase.

Here are some cards created using our new Wonderland Print bundle!

Thanks for stopping by!

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