Father’s Day w/Beer

Father’s Day is fast approaching, but don’t fret! You still have time to whip up a spectacular card for the special dad in your life! Don’t tell dad, but I’ve been known to whip one up the morning of – shhh, our little secret!

Janette here to share with you a card beer lovers will enjoy in yellow tones.  Use darker, rich brown ink shades for a rootbeer lover. The Beer stamp set will make a fabulous rootbeer or even rootbeer float! Yum-O!

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I began layering by stamping in my lightest yellow, The Ton Stamps Vanilla Frosted Cupcake Couture Color. Then onto Beach Blonde and Amber Citrine to finish out the beer. The glass is stamped in Crystal Pewter and then Smoky Quartz. I stamped the froth in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake as a guidline, knowing that I was going to cover it with the Marvy Snow Marker.

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The Marvy Snow Marker is a liquid in a marker type container. Press the tip to expel liquid to coat area. Then use a heat tool and watch as the liquid puffs. I then coated the puff with Clear Wink of Stella for a more realistic effect.

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I stamped the sentiment in Caviar Hybrid ink from the Beer stamp set onto the large banner from Basic Banners and Die cut it. After applying Copics in C00, C2 and C4 to the banner for depth, I fussy cut the beer (dies available) and popped up on a Distress Ink background.

 

I hope I have sparked some creativity in you today with this super easy stamp layering beer mug!

 

Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to submit a card for the current Ton Color Palette Challenge for your chance to win $50 gift code to the shop!

xo, Janette

 

Old and New…

Good morning! Emily here with you today to share some projects created using both our new and a few older sets. I sometimes get so caught up in the new releases that I forget how beautifully the new sets will work in conjunction with the previously released sets. Today, I’ve got a pair of cards for you using some of our newer items with the previously released Marvelous Perfumes. Let’s get started with the details!

For both projects, I stamped and heat embossed the perfume bottles from Marvelous Perfume on some heavyweight vellum. For this card, I used a “stained glass” technique. After stamping and die cutting the pretty perfume bottle with the coordinating dies, I used my Copic markers to color on the back of the vellum. Coloring on the back softens the color tremendously, so if you try this technique, be sure to use bright, deep colors, but the coloring combined with the matte finish on the vellum creates a beautiful softness. I also die cut a banner from the brand new Basic Banners set, heat embossed it with the same platinum embossing powder, and added some shading with my Copics.

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I stamped and die cut several of the previously released Sunflower Cluster stamps onto some watercolor paper and added color with my Daniel Smith watercolors. On the card base, I used my Clarity Stencil Brushes to add a bit of a halo around the edge of the card base using some Azurite ink. I arranged the flowers in a wreath shape and adhered the flowers, perfume, and banner to the card base with dimensional adhesive. A lot of steps, but a pretty finished product, I think!

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For my next card, I die cut, stamped, and heat embossed another of the perfume bottles from Marvelous Perfume on some more vellum. Next, I stamped and die cut the individual blooms from the brand new Watercolor Wreath stamp set using Orchid Crush, Plum Wine, Soft Garnet, Peach Blossom, and Ocean Teal inks. I also stamped one of the pretty Wildflower Cluster stamps (one of the promotional Gift With Purchase sets that you can earn with a qualifying purchase until June 22, 2017!) using Orchid Crush and die cut it with the coordinating die.

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For my card base, I used my Clarity Stencil Brushes and Soft Garnet ink to lightly blend a halo in the top left corner of my card front. After I had arranged my floral cluster and vellum perfume bottle in the corner of the card base, I used Press ‘n Seal to pick it up, then added liquid adhesive to the die cuts behind the perfume bottle and dimensional adhesive to the die cuts in front of the perfume bottle, taking care to overlap some of the flowers with the perfume bottle in order to hide the adhesive! I then stamped a sentiment from the new Penned Sentiments using Plum Wine ink onto a strip of white card stock, which I then notched on the end to create a flagged sentiment strip, which I adhered using dimensional adhesive. The final step was to add a smattering of Pastel Pink sequins.

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Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects… I pulled out a few older techniques and products for this one! Love when everything works together so nicely. ūüôā

Don‚Äôt forget that our¬†June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton‚Äôs shop!‚ÄĚ *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

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Hope you all have a marvelous day, friends!

You are so awesome!

Hello everyone! It‚Äôs Mayline here today!Have you¬†enjoyed our Release Week? I hope you enjoyed.¬†What’s your favorite set in this release? For me, all¬†Anemone flower stamp sets,¬†City Girls: Book Life, and¬†Mountains, and¬†Sunnies.¬†What about you? For today’s card I used the Wave stamp which is one of my favorite set in this release!!¬†

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To start off, I stamped the wave image from wave stamp set in Cali Blue Dye (first lyaer), Parisian Blue Dye (secoud layer), True Navy Dye (third layer) on A2 sized white cardstock and set aside.

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Next I stamped cherry blossom images from¬†Always Cherry Blossoms¬†on the watercolor paper with¬†Noir dye ink and then I colored it using ¬†Color Burst ‚Äst¬†Alizarin Crimson,¬†Fuchsia, Lemon yellow, Sepia, Marigold,¬†Turquoise,¬†Pthalo Green, Terre verte. I then I cut the image using¬†Coordinating Dies. After that I¬†adhered flower images on the panel and lastly I stamped a sentiment from¬†Wave stamp set in Noir dye ink on the panel.

 

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Don‚Äôt forget that our¬†June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton‚Äôs shop!‚ÄĚ *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

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Thank you for stopping by!

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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√ó3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2√ó3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3√ó4 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 Рat 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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Summer 2017 Release – Day 4

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Hello and welcome back to the final day of sneak peeks for our Summer 2017 Release!  We have four new stamps and three dies for today. Once you’ve seen the new products and samples by the team, head over to our shop because everything is available now!!

Before you go shopping, don’t forget to check out our incentive products for this release. 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√ó3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2√ó3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3√ó4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***

Without further ado, here are the final products of our Summer 2017 Release:

I’m so excited to add this Book Life edition to our City Girls Collection. For this set, you can mix and match the elements to create a complete look. ¬†I was inspired to create this set with the books and encouraging sentiments based on studying due to my scholastic background. This is a great set to create uplifting cards for those people in your life that are studying for school or exams. Apart from the scholastic element, the set also comes with a floral cluster that make this a versatile set.

Our new Sunnies set is a fabulous and chic stamp set that features three gorgeous sunglass frames with equally fabulous sentiments.

Our new Watercolor Wreaths set features abstract florals that you can stamp to achieve a watercolored look on your paper crafts.

 

Our new Peony Terrace features an abstract floral design in a large 6×6 pattern .

All new products are now available in our shop! Before you head over,  please enjoy the gallery of samples created by our talented team!

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Tae Eun created a fun and pretty card with the floral cluster in our Book Life set. The addition of balloons add the perfect touch of whimsy to her project.

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Jenny created a fabulous trio of ladies with our new Book Life set.18700847_10155440131354216_6405555201145407190_o

Vera created amazing dimension on her Book Life card by popping up the stacks on her tag. Her subtle Peony Terrace background adds fabulous interest to her card. 18815072_1888374458067214_6036028949992615157_o

Anna perfectly paired her Book Life image with our Beautiful Day Bicycle and Department Store Scene. 18880200_1792476781066066_3360518792312706232_o

Mayline created a pretty rose gold custom floral background using the florals in our Book Life set.

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Janette combined our Anemone Garden and Book Life stamps for her gorgeous encouragement card. 18766610_10209127066718093_6309245387156465229_o

Lisa paired our Sunnies and Watercolor Bouquet for a fashionable and chic project.18836709_1888374128067247_316015436609832659_o

Anna used all three frames from our Sunnies set for her next project. 18880058_846722420128_5232636971247635321_o

Emily paired the adorable heart frames from our Sunnies set with our Tiny Heart Print background stamp.18879982_10155431873044954_4682315346537759540_o

Jenny made a chic and fabulous birthday card with all three frames from our Sunnies set.

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Janette created a fabulous birthday birthday card with our Sunnies set. 18891694_1792476777732733_8849115548247477016_o

Mayline used the loose florals from our Watercolor Wreaths for her next project. 18922570_846722604758_4893635607295601020_o

Emily selectively colored our Watercolor Wreaths stamp for her next project. 18920730_1562295927148784_4119562166369259915_o

Brenda created a bright thank you card for her Watercolor Wreaths card.18738390_1336115866486807_7911749764559104110_o

Eunji created a faux woodgrain card for her Watercolor Wreaths card. 18814805_10155431873254954_763767942641480868_o

Jenny white heat embossed her Watercolor Wreaths for this pretty birthday card. 18738734_1336115859820141_4864480037834447037_o

Eunji created a brightly painted Watercolor Wreath card for her next project.18768551_1496124557126297_6518860851295108853_o

Tae Eun chose to spotlight her beautifully colored Bouquet by popping it up over her Wreath.18815254_1261434250620957_3549537399378394485_o

Laura Jane created a colorful and sunny Watercolor Wreath card.18920994_1265464430217939_1291175850730909198_o

For Laura Jane’s next card, she selective colored her Peony Terrace stamp for a watercolored effect.18814877_10155431872994954_7077630010558253137_o

Jenny embossed her Peony Terrace stamp and added colored accents to her florals.18879895_1554984374546606_6488097125313877003_o

Brenda’s pastel Peony Terrace card is pretty and chic!18815395_1792476784399399_1354756206490775618_o

Mayline created a shaker card with our new Peony Terrace and paired that stamp with our Basic Banners. 18880166_10103567835016839_2420007038557485588_o

I selectively colored our Peony Terrace stamp and created a watercolored effect for my card.

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Emily created a gorgeous pair of cards with our Peony Terrace. By die cutting the sentiment, she was able to create a second card by stretching her supplies!18766578_1496124567126296_7147281525982347760_o

Last but not least is Tae Eun’s beautifully embossed and colored Peony Terrace card.

We hope you enjoyed viewing all of our new products this week!!!

New Stamps

New Dies

All new products are available for purchase in our shop now.**  Don’t forget to check out our new boutique! *Incentive products will be available in July and our Coordinating Border Dies will be available around 6/15.

GIVEAWAYS

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS

Now here are the details for our Daily Release Giveaways! For each Release Day (1 through 4), we are giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on our Daily Release posts (Days 1-4). Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

DESIGN TEAM RELEASE GIVEAWAYS

There will be an additional 11 stamps up for grabs for commenters on The Ton’s Design Team Blogs. Just leave a comment on the DT blogs during the release days (Days 1-4) for a chance to win a stamp set of choice.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. Tae Eun
  6. Laura Jane
  7. Jenny
  8. Janette
  9. Brenda
  10. Lisa
  11. Anna

The festivities are not over yet though! Stop by our blog tomorrow for our Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop. There will be more giveaways and over 20 stops with some super talented special guests!

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Thank you for stopping by and making this a part of your day! We hope you’ll hop along with us tomorrow because there will be some serious eye candy! Have a wonderful day!

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Summer 2017 Release – Day 3

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Hello and welcome back to Day 3 of our Summer 2017 Release! Have you been enjoying our Release Week? If you’re joining us for the first time today, head over to our Day 1 and Day 2 posts. For today we’re showcasing 6 new stamps, 5 coordinating¬†dies and 6 new backdrop board designs! Then join us tomorrow for the last day of our stamp¬†debuts where we’ll be showcasing four new stamp designs and dies. All new products will be available for purchase in our shop¬†tomorrow, June 8 at 7am EST. ¬†We also have some giveaways for¬†this release so don’t forget to scroll to the very end of this post for more¬†information.

Free Gifts with Purchase

 

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).

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***

New Backdrop Boards

We have six new designs to add to our backdrop board lineup! Our new boards will also be available tomorrow at 7am EST.

 

_Bokeh White

Bokeh White Backdrop Board

_Fifty Shades Plaster

Fifty Shades Backdrop Board (Plaster/Concrete Texture)

_Natural White Wood

Natural White Wood Backdrop Board

_Fresh Planks

Fresh Planks Backdrop Board

_Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed Wood Backdrop Board

_Smooth Stones

Smooth Stones Backdrop Board

Let’s begin with Day 3 of our stamp debuts!!

Our new Anemone Garden stamp is the newest addition to our Garden Series cling stamps. It features an artful combination of solid and outline floral images that are great for coloring to easily create beautiful cards.

Our newest floral cluster stamp is our Summer Blooms set which features a gorgeous combination of peonies and anemones.

We are so excited to add two new peony images to our Large Peony collection! They are gorgeous and detailed floral images that are fun to color whether you stamp them in ink or embossed and colored.

Next up is two new border cling stamps: Poppies and Sunflowers!

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Poppy Border Coordinating Die* This die will be available on 6/16

Sunflower Border 4.5x 5.75 CLING water

Sunflower Border, 4.5 x 5.75in Red Rubber Cling Stamp

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Sunflower Border Coordinating Die* This die will be available on 6/16

Now that you’ve seen all the new products for today, please enjoy the gallery of gorgeous cards by our design team. You can visit each team member’s blog for more details on each beautiful project.

18766795_1554976521214058_993705259663436128_oBrenda white heat embossed our new Anemone Garden stamp and colored her anemones a beautiful soft coral.

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Anna heat embossed our Anemone Garden on kraft cardstock and colored her anemones a bright pink with colored pencils.

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Laura Jane turned to her zig markers for her soft lilac Anemone Garden card.18738867_1336115279820199_2952341846677602157_o

Eunji used her Anemone Garden panel as a background and used our Beautiful Butterflies 3 as the focal point for her project.

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For Vera’s next project, she heat embossed our Anemone Garden on fun patterned paper. She added beautiful shading to her florals for interest.

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For my card, I heat embossed our Anemone Garden stamp with our Rose Gold embossing powder. Then I colored in the panel with zig markers (Blush, Peach Pink, Pink, Emerald Green, Persian Green, Marine Green, Shadow Mauve). After I finished coloring in the panel, I embossed the stamens of the anemones with dark embossing powder using the stamen stamps from our Fresh Cut Anemones. Lastly, I embellished the card with our clear Dew Drops. I used our Gray Wood Backdrop Board to photograph my card.

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For my next card, I heat embossed our Summer Blooms onto a watercolor panel with gold glitter embossing powder. Next I watercolored the blooms with Color Burst (Peony, Marigold, Orchid, Sap Green, Lemon Yellow) powders. Then I stamped the sentiment on to the panel. I trimmed the right and left sides of my A2 watercolor panel. Before I adhered my panel onto my base, I added gold glitter adhesive paper to the edges of my base. Then I added our clear Dew Drops. I used our Smooth White Wood Backdrop Board to photograph my card.

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Laura Jane created a soft two toned background to emphasize her watercolored Summer Blooms.

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Tae Eun’s next card features gold embossed Summer Blooms with gorgeous metallic watercoloring.¬†18891609_1889040554667271_4911431432815764871_o

Anna heat embossed her Summer Blooms against a blue and green two toned watercolor washed background. 18837002_1554974047880972_7161142339289513010_o

Brenda created a beautiful wreath of Summer Blooms to accent her sentiment panel .18815236_1792477064399371_6605346762770287205_o

Mayline created a colorful explosion of Summer Blooms accented with Beautiful Butterflies. 18700590_1336115286486865_7680219624158576890_o

Eunji used our Large Peony 4 as a fun and bright base for her Darling Flamingos.  She also used our Sentiment Jewelry as a gorgeous backdrop for her sentiment. 18739090_10155440143334216_3985221795202101968_o

Vera popped up her beautiful Large Peony 4 against a bold black Haute Striped background. 18814740_10155429388979954_3317805102210790296_o

Jenny beautifully colored her Large Peony 4 to create a bright and fun hello card.  18839776_1496116043793815_7729821903345593435_o

Tae Eun’s no line coloring of our Large Peony 4 pairs amazingly well with her glitter accents.18952759_1792477051066039_1571261763984113382_n

Mayilne watercolored our Large Peony 4 a bright red/pink and popped it up against an ombre background. We also love how she created a textured text background by heat embossing a sentiment from our Penned Sentiments set. 18814490_846718677628_1378951577111540203_o

Emily used our Large Peony 4 and 5 to create a beautiful watercolored floral collage. Her vellum Brushed Thanks sentiment is subtle and just perfect against her watercolored panel. 18738372_1336115289820198_5587394290679925153_o

Eunji beautifully watercolored her Large Peony 5 for an alternative and artsy look. 18739216_1496116047127148_6384311335260850681_o

Tae Eun watercolored her Large Peony 5 a bright pink and popped it up against a silver matted cut out background.18766462_10209127076558339_2430046286824604051_o

Lisa popped up her watercolored Large Peony 5 against beautifully blended rays of sunshine.

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For my next card, I heat embossed our Large Peony 5. Then I masked the peony and stamped the outline and solid leaves that come in the same set. Next I watercolored my panel and stamped the sentiment. I adhered the panel onto a kraft cardbase and added clear dew drops to embellish my card.

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Janette created a bouquet by combining a trio of our Large Peony 5 images and then popped it up against a Geometric Lattice background. 18839481_1792477061066038_4216642099243895949_o

Mayline watercolored her Large Peony 5 a bright and beautiful orange and popped it up against a text background created by repeatedly stamping one of our Penned Sentiments.

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Jenny’s wonderfully colored Large Peony 5 is perfectly popped up against a haute striped background.¬†18739222_10155440326069216_9098552719294967174_o

Vera beautifully colored her Poppy Border to create a timeless birthday card.   18768522_10155429389114954_3673983527700841081_o

Jenny added bits of citrine to her Poppy Border for a gorgeous crimson and gold themed project. 18839465_846717509968_2802755485195112997_o

Emily created a fun birthday card by coloring our Poppy Border a bright pink and by adding a gorgeous glitter frame. 18837042_1496116103793809_1633727415322350388_o

Tae Eun’s navy¬†Poppy Border card is perfectly heat embossed and embellished with our Brushed You coordinating die.

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Janette’s coral and citrine Poppy Border pops against her¬†bold black framed base.¬†18739286_10155429388999954_952256769058764787_o

Jenny’s Sunflower Border card is a sunshine filled Sending Hugs card!18922681_1792477067732704_5005708317503342520_o

Mayline also watercolored her Sunflower Border stamp for a sunny encouragement card. 18880150_1556087011103009_8256260064898715206_o

Last but not least is Brenda’s beautifully colored Sunflower Border card.

So that’s it for our new products for Day 3 of our Summer 2017 Release! We hope you enjoyed all the inspiration from our team. Tomorrow is our final day of stamp debuts and it is also Release Day! After we debut 4 final stamps and coordinating dies, everything will be available for sale in our shop at 7am EST (with the exception of our GWP products which will be available next month and our Poppy/Sunflower Border dies which will be available on or around 6/15).  Be sure to join us on Friday for our Release Blog Hop with some super talented guests!

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GIVEAWAYS

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS

Now here are the details for our Daily Release Giveaways! For each Release Day (1 through 4), we are giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on our Daily Release posts (Days 1-4). Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

DESIGN TEAM RELEASE GIVEAWAYS

There will be an additional 11 stamps up for grabs for commenters on The Ton’s Design Team Blogs. Just leave a comment on the DT blogs during the release days (Days 1-4) for a chance to win a stamp set of choice.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. Tae Eun
  6. Laura Jane
  7. Jenny
  8. Janette
  9. Brenda
  10. Lisa
  11. Anna

Thank you all for joining us as we continue to celebrate our Summer 2017 Release! We hope you were inspired by the gallery of projects created by the team.

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Don’t forget that our¬†June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton‚Äôs shop!‚ÄĚ *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

The Ton Challenge Blog

Summer 2017 Release – Day 2

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Hello and welcome back to Day 2 of our Summer 2017 Release! We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post. Today’s designs¬†are a bit different from our usual florals. For Day 2, we’re debuting 6 new stamps and 5 coordinating dies. Everything will be available for sale in our shop on Thursday, June 8 at 7am EST!

Don’t forget to scroll to the very end of this post for giveaway information!

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).

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***

Let’s begin with Day 2 of our stamp debuts!!

This set might be my favorite set of this release. If you’ve been following us for a while, you know I’m obsessed with florals, however this design reached the top of the list. Not only is the design unique and very intricate, it’s so easy to layer! Just line up the bottom and side edges of each layer which will be easier to do if you have a MISTI but is totally doable by free hand stamping also. ¬†This set is also great¬†for creating masculine cards.

Wave stamped in our Sky Blue Collection Dye Inks (regular sized ink pads). These inks are also available in Mini Inks (Sky Blue Minis)!

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Color Printed Layering Guide – Will come with every Wave Stamp Set

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, I had to design a layered Eagle set. Like many of our layering sets, this set comes with a color printed layering guide.

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Our new 3-step layered Mountains set can be a standalone design or can be paired with other nature themed stamps (like our Eagle).  This set is also another great masculine stamp set for the men in your life. It comes with a color printed layering guide.

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Our new layered Beer stamp is a fun and masculine themed stamp set for all the beer lovers out there! This stamp set comes with a color printed layering guide.

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Our new Basic Banners features three intricate banners with versatile sentiment stamps.

Last but not least is our Banners – Holiday Add On set!

We are so excited to add these new masculine sets to our lineup and they’re here just in time for Father’s Day! Now that you’ve seen all the new designs for today, please enjoy the gallery of inspiration by our amazing design team. You can click the link to each team member’s blog posts for more details on each of their projects.

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First up is Emily’s GWP Anemone Cluster card. We love how she created a wrap around wreath around her round die cut sentiment panel.

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We love how Mayline’s created a gorgeous border of crimson and blue florals with our Anemone Cluster GWP set.

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For Tae Eun’s card, she beautifully colored our GWP Anemone Cluster mini set and ensconced them within one of our new Basic Banners.

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Laura Jane created a gorgeous uninterrupted line of florals using our GWP Anemone Cluster mini stamp.

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Jenny colored our GWP Watercolor Bouquet a brilliant blue and popped it up against a multi framed base panel to showcase our new cluster set.

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Eunji created a beautiful deep blue wave reminiscent of traditional japanese paintings.

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For Lisa’s Father’s Day card, she created an extra lush wave by heat embossing¬†extra sea foam around her wave.

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Jenny stamped a beautiful wave against a silver glitter base panel.

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Anna combined and masked our Wave and Mountains sets to create a perfect landscape.

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Brenda’s beautiful sunset is the perfect backdrop for her stamped wave.

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For my card, I created a trio of waves and popped them up onto a cardbase over each other. I added extra dimension for the seafoam with a snow marker. For this photo, I used our Midnight Blues Backdrop Board.

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Mayline created a majestic card by pairing her Eagle with a bright blue wave.

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For Vera’s card, she stamped a minty wave with an Eagle riding said wave. Her majestic card is a beautiful one¬†to give to any service member.

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Anna perfectly framed her mountains and accented her card with our new layered Eagle set.

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Jenny framed her Mountains with a beautiful gold glitter frame and added our majestic layered eagle to complete her card.

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Tae Eun selectively used her mountain layers to create a more abstract landscape. She popped up her beautiful Eagle against a dramatic watercolored sky.

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Marline’s next card is an amazing masculine¬†birthday card created with green mountains and our eagle.¬†18836884_10103562412528549_3895075917955161309_o

For my card, I stamped our Mountains using our Dusty Blue Collection Inks and cut it out. Next I blended a sunset sky using several of our dye inks (Beach Blondie, Peach Blossom, Cali Blue and Miami Cool). Then I heat embossed a multitude of fireworks with our Pyrotechnics set and popped up the Mountains over the fireworks panel. Then I stamped and die cut the eagle (stamped in our Cocoa Collection Inks) and popped it up over my mountain. For this photo, I used our White Brick Backdrop Board.

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Brenda created a beautiful patriotic card using our Eagle set. She incorporated our traditional red, white and blue colors by stamping and coloring our Haute Stripes (background) and Basic Banners.

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Janette’s take on our next patriotic card is a bold and dramatically watercolored Eagle card.

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For Janette’s next card, she created a breathtaking nocturnal scene with our Mountains and custom night sky.

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Laura Jane used our Mountains as a standalone design to create a lovely Father’s Day card.

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Eunji used the three tiered banner from our Basic Banners to create a beautiful special occasion card.

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Emily paired our layered Beer set with our Tea Party set to create an adorable and chic wedding card. We love the customized sentiment created with our Scripty Alphas Lower set.

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For my next project, I created a birthday card by putting candles in my beer! How fun is this?

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For Tae Eun’s next card, she popped her beer up against a striped background (Minor Stripes) and Bokeh Burst Round die cut window. Her custom Cheers sentiment was created with our Vogue Alpha Upper set.

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Vera created a fun one layered birthday card with our new Beer set.

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Mayline stamped a trio of beers for a bright Father’s Day card.

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Anna also stamped an awesome trio of beers but she mixed it up by stamping her beers in differing hues.

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Brenda popped up her beer against a custom backdrop created with the sentiments from the same Beer set.

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Last but not least is Jenny’s beer card! She added gold embossed stripes to accent her Father’s Day card.

So that’s it for our new products for Day 2 of our Summer 2017 Release. We hope you enjoyed all the inspiration for today. Tomorrow we’ll have 6 new stamps and coordinating dies and new backdrop board designs. All new release items will be available for purchase in our shop on Thursday, June 8 at 7am EST (with the exception of our GWP products which will be available next month).  Then join us on Friday for our Release Blog Hop with some talented guests!

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GIVEAWAYS

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS

Now here are the details for our Daily Release Giveaways! For each Release Day (1 through 4), we are giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on our Daily Release posts (Days 1-4). Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

DESIGN TEAM RELEASE GIVEAWAYS

There will be an additional 11 stamps up for grabs for commenters on The Ton’s Design Team Blogs. Just leave a comment on the DT blogs during the release days (Days 1-4) for a chance to win a stamp set of choice.

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. Tae Eun
  6. Laura Jane
  7. Jenny
  8. Janette
  9. Brenda
  10. Lisa
  11. Anna

Thank you all for joining us for Day 2 of our Summer¬†2017 Release! We hope you were inspired by our team’s projects. Make sure to tune in to our¬†blog tomorrow for Day 3 of our Release Week!

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Don’t forget that our¬†June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton‚Äôs shop!‚ÄĚ *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

The Ton Challenge Blog

Summer 2017 Release – Day 1

 

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Hello and welcome to Day 1 of our Summer 2017 Release! We are SO excited to share all of our new products with you. For this release, we have 24 new stamp designs, 19 dies, 1 couture mix and 6 new backdrop board designs (boards will be debuted on Wednesday, Day 3). ¬†Join us for the rest of the week as we’ll continue to debut the rest of our release until Thursday. ¬†We’ll then wrap up Release Week with a fun mega blog hop on Friday, June 9th with some talented special guests and our team.

We have some giveaways for this release! More information on our prizes can be found at the end of this post.

All new products* will be available for purchase on Thursday, June 8 at 7am EST. *Out of the 24 new sets, three of those stamps are incentive/Gift with Purchase (GWP) sets and will not be available for purchase until July (along with their coordinating dies).

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).

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***

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Our new mix is our Summer Soiree Couture Mix! It’s a peachy mix of sequins with additional soft gold holographic sequins for that bling effect.

Floral Banner Mini 2x3 Clear water

Floral Banner Mini, 2×3 Clear Stamp

The first GWP stamp in our release is our Floral Banner Mini Set. It’s a pretty banner set that comes with 7 mini sentiments.

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Anemone Cluster Mini, 2×3 Clear Stamp

The next GWP set is our Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp which can be used as a perfect floral accent for your projects.

Watercolor Bouquet 3x4 Clear water

Watercolor Bouquet, 3×4 Clear Stamp

The last GWP set is our Watercolor Bouquet set which features a gorgeous cluster of abstract florals.

Dies for our GWP sets will be available in July!

Now onto the main part of our release!

I was so excited to finally create a layered anemone set (that I was completely satisfied with) for this release.  When Emily first joined the team, she put in the request for anemones. I put it off since then but finally decided to try my best at creating it for this release. This was a bit of a doozy because of the intricate details of the actual flower.  After many, many, many hours, Fresh Cut Anemones was completed!

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6×6 Color Printed Layering Guide – Comes with each Fresh Cut Anemones, 6×8 Stamp set

I couldn’t release the layered anemone set without the coordinating outline set! This set features five outline images that you can color to create your own gorgeous anemone arrangments.

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Fresh Cut Anemone Coordinating Dies (for layered and outline sets)

I also designed a beautiful bouquet arrangement for our anemones that was different from our usual clustered floral arrangements.  This set comes with 13 sentiments in a classic typewriter font.

Our Anemone Wishes features a large anemone cluster stamp that does away with the need for any masking. Just stamp and color away!

Last but not least for today is our Penned Sentiment set which features 19 versatile sentiments for many occasions.

Now that you’ve seen all the stamps for today, please enjoy the gallery of truly amazing inspiration by our team. You can visit each team member’s blog for more details on each beautiful project.

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First up is Laura Jane’s card created with our GWP Watercolor Bouquet. She selectively colored her stamp to get this gorgeous partially watercolored effect.¬†18839806_1792425491071195_7598676797034037741_o

Next up is Mayline’s gorgeously watercolored card created with our Watercolor Bouquet GWP. She heat embossed the stamp with our Rose Gold embossing powder and chose bright watercolors for her floral images.

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TaeEun created a beautiful centerpiece of Fresh Cut Anemones in contrasting shades of purples, reds and pinks.

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Eunji created a beautiful collage of Fresh Cut Anemones. She created an amazing contrast with her gray and blue shading created with the second and third layer stamps. 18673102_1336114616486932_8333672453990579510_o

For her next card, Eunji created a bouquet of pink Fresh Cut Anemones and added additional watercolored details for great interest. 18839394_1888376931400300_6969878824323092693_o

Anna’s next card is a masked masterpiece where she created a partial background of Fresh Cut Anemones in soft hues.¬†fc anem red

Next up is my card created with our Fresh Cut Anemones. I stamped the florals in our Ruby Collection Inks and Crystal Garden Collection Inks (for the foliage). Next I blended Caribbean Turquoise Dye Ink onto two opposing corners on a white card panel using a stencil brush. Then I arranged the florals and popped them up with foam tape. I heat embossed the sentiment in gold powder and then embellished my card with our Dew Drops. For this photo, I used our Peach Marble Backdrop Board. fc anem collage

For my second card today, I created a collage of Fresh Cut Anemones.  I had stamped and cut out a lot of anemones for my first card so I used the extra pieces to create this project.  I adhered all the florals directly onto a card panel. Then I added stitching to the edges of the panel with our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) die set with the largest die. The sentiment is from a set that will be debuted later this week. Lastly, I embellished my card with our Dew Drops. For this photo, I used our Smooth White Wood Backdrop Board. 18738716_1261381080626274_6903737356285389798_o

Next up is Laura Jane’s bright red Fresh Cut Anemone card. She created a pretty centerpiece with our new layered set.¬†18891421_10209126088773645_6642378441215259792_o

Lisa also created a beautiful Anemone arrangement with our Fresh Cut Anemones. fc anem hum

For my next card, I created a corner arrangement with our Fresh Cut Anemones. I added our Hello Hummingbird to accent the florals. The florals were stamped with our Ruby, Amethyst and Orchid Collection Inks.  The smaller orchid bud was additionally stamped with our Plum Wine Dye ink because I wanted to create more contrast with my florals. My bird was stamped using our Cocoa, Minted and Ruby Collection inks. For my background, I used our Geometric Lattice die. Prior to adhering it onto a cardbase, I adhered some of our Glossy Fine Transparent adhesive paper behind the lattice die cut for some glittery interest. For this photo, I used our Peach Marble Backdrop Board. 18623665_1336114583153602_7682335763133486743_o

Next up is Eunji’s beautiful floral watercolor card created with our Fresh Cut Anemones Coordinating Outline set.¬†18814577_1554928717885505_1731415967352443406_o

Brenda created a pretty corner arrangement of anemone using the Coordinating Outline set. She added a butterfly accent using our Beautiful Butterflies 3 set. 18766672_10155429165829954_6530192220744072157_o

Jenny watercolored our Fresh Cut Anemones Outline set and created additional interest with a double stitched die cut frame. 18839430_1792425497737861_1782184873782083832_o

Mayline created a beautiful watercolored arrangement of bright anemones using the Coordinating Outline set. 18922601_847168481218_5514646928734031327_o

Emily paired our Anemone and Garden Rose outline sets to create a soft and beautiful arrangement of watercolor florals. 18836658_10209209080087221_243719399632842513_o

Janette’s card features our Anemone bouquet against a contrasting and glittery accented background to make her floral bouquet pop.¬†amen bouquet

For my next card, I watercolored our Anemone Bouquet with zig markers (Peach Pink and May Green) and did some partial die cutting to get the vase and floral cluster cut out in one piece. I blended Caribbean Turquoise Dye Ink onto a card panel and splattered some gray watercolor for effect. Then I stamped the sentiment from our Anemone Wishes with our Noir Dye Ink. Lastly I popped up the bouquet with foam tape and added our clear dew drops.  For this photo, I used our White Marble Backdrop Board. 18922672_1792425501071194_9109935093260422685_o

Mayline created a gorgeous crimson Anemone Bouquet for her next watercolor painted card.18921153_847168331518_8657601318407918938_oEmily created a beautiful framed piece of artwork with our Anemone Bouquet.

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For Jenny’s next card, she created gorgeous purple Anemone Bouquet.¬†18766410_1554945544550489_3500931233250161674_o

Next up is Brenda’s beautifully colored Anemone Bouquet card accented with a vellum sentiment piece.¬†18739106_1496081267130626_3847783039571074343_o

Next up is TaeEun’s white embossed Anemone Bouquet card which is¬†popped up against a subtle background stamped with our Anemone Wishes.

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Next up is Eunji’s beautiful watercolored Anemone Bouquet card.¬†18738377_10155440129074216_2157423992200160408_o

For Vera’s next card, she beautifully colored our Anemone Bouquet a bright blue and added a vellum vase.¬†18768263_1888377428066917_1019658155817618364_o

For Anna’s next card, she did some no line watercoloring using our Anemone Bouquet.18739109_10155440129069216_2377773768173232744_o

Vera white heat embossed her Anemone Wishes cluster and added a Basic Labels sentiment. 18814922_10155429165834954_3589997768323693364_o

Jenny created a watercolored crimson Anemone Wishes cluster card for her next project.18880313_1496081263797293_1489331215489771096_o

Tae Eun featured our Anemone Wishes set with some beautiful no line watercoloring.amen wishes purple red

For my next card, I heat embossed the Anemone Wishes cluster stamp and watercolored the florals using Color Burst powders (Orchid/Indigo and Alizarin Crimson/Gamboge). I trimmed my panel and added strips of gold glitter to my cardbase and adhered my watercolored panels onto the base. Lastly, I embellished my cards with our Seaglass Blue and Clear Dew Drops. For this photo, I used our White Brick Backdrop Board. 18839719_10209209101687761_336486257588293481_o

Last but not least is Janette’s beautifully watercolored crimson Anemone Wishes card.

So that‚Äôs it for our new products for Day 1 of our Summer 2017 Release. We hope you enjoyed today’s lineup. For Day 2, we‚Äôll have 6¬†new stamps and coordinating dies.¬†All new products will be available for purchase in our shop on Thursday, June 8¬†at 7am EST (with the exception of our GWP products which will be available next month). ¬†Be sure to join us on Friday for our Release Blog Hop with some talented¬†guests!

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GIVEAWAYS

Daily Release Giveaways

Now here are the details for our Daily Release Giveaways!¬†For each Release Day (1 through 4), we are¬†giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on our Daily Release posts (Days 1-4). Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

DESIGN TEAM RELEASE GIVEAWAYS

There will be an additional 11 stamps up for grabs for commenters on The Ton’s Design Team Blogs. Just leave a comment on the DT blogs during the release days (Days 1-4) for a chance to win a stamp set of choice.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

  1. Mayline
  2. Emily
  3. Vera
  4. Eunji
  5. Tae Eun
  6. Laura Jane
  7. Jenny
  8. Janette
  9. Brenda
  10. Lisa
  11. Anna

Thank you all for joining us for the first day of our Summer 2017 Release! We hope you were inspired by the gallery of projects created by the team. Be sure to stop by our blog tomorrow for Day 2 of our Release Week!

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Don’t forget that our¬†June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton‚Äôs shop!‚ÄĚ *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

The Ton Challenge Blog

The Cat’s Meow

Hi everyone, it’s Lisa here, just stopping by with one final card to close out the month of May.¬†¬† This year is just flying by isn’t it?

For my sweet little card today I used three stamp sets and two background stamps:

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I started out by embossing the Mini Heart Print Cling Background using Hampton White Pigment ink and¬† Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder for a nice tone on tone background.¬† I also stamped the Minor Stripes Cling Background using Orchid Crush Couture Color dye ink to add to the front of the card base. ¬† For a little bit of sparkle I cut a thin strip of The Ton’s Silver Glitter Adhesive Paper in between these two patterns.¬† I love that paper, it’s so easy to use, no glue needed!

After putting together the card front I  started stamping and die cutting the beautiful Pragmatic Wreaths stamp set and the following ink colors:

This is the first time I really had the chance to play with the Pragmatic Wreaths Coordinating Dies and I had so much fun!¬† So many great little pieces, the design possiblities are endless! ¬† I used the thin wreath section to cut out a circle out of white cardstock and that is what I used for stamping that cute little cat from the Purrincess stamp set.¬† I stamped her in The Ton’s Copic friendly Caviar Hybrid ink and¬† I colored her with Copic markers.¬† See the little shadow around the edge to make her pop off the paper?¬† Next I heat embossed some hanging jewels from the Sentiment Jewelry stamp set using clear Versamark ink and¬† Ranger Super-Fine Silver embossing powder.¬† I used the same silver on the sentiment banner.

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After gluing the  kitty circle down, I added dimensional tape onto the back of the wreath to give it a little lift and fit it around the circle.  And of course we needed more bling so I tucked in some sequins from the Raspberry Sparkle Couture Mix.

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Well, that’s all for me today.¬† Tomorrow is June 1st so you know what that means…….a new challenge will be up on The Ton Challenge blog!¬† Stop on over and join us in some fun and a chance to win some $$ for a little shopping trip to The Ton!

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Have a great day!

~Lisa

Guest Designer: Marika Rahtu

Hello! It’s Marika here. Thank you for your kind comments left on the other two of other guest posts. You can find them HERE and HERE. I also want thank Effie for inviting me, it’s really been a blast and I’m looking forward other fun projects that we can do together.

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A few words on this third card here. As you have noticed, I’m a colorist and I usually love to make the coloured image to be my focal point on my cards. As doing so, my cards are usually quite simple. What I love to do, I love to play with different coloring mediums and styles. In this card I used graphical look.

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I was in a need of a masculine card for my dear colleague so I used monochromatic and played with different tones of greys in my work. I used Fresh Cut Tulips stamp set and stamped the tulips with two light inks to get the shape. Then I took out my colored pencils and added details using them. And by the way, if you are a bit scared on coloring, please, don’t be but if you still feel intimidated on shading different images, these layering stamp sets are wonderful way to improve your colouring and shading skills. The sentiment is from the set called It’s cray cray.

Here are the list of colours I used:

Faber Castell Polychromo Pencils: Warm Grey (272), Warm Grey (274), Warm Grey (275), Black (199).

Copics: N7 (for the black strip of card stock on the back)

Thank you so much. Have a great day!

Marika