If you haven’t heard about the grouped Layering stamp sets yet, you have to check them out! It is an ingenious layering system, which helps you layer multiple images at the same time. There are coverplate coordinating dies for these stamp sets, which cut the whole panel of stamped images in a single pass through your die cutting machine!
I then started assembling my card. I mounted the background panel flat on a pink cardbase and arranged the floral clusters. I adhered the leaves flat on the background and raised the flowers using some foam tape. The letters were added with foam adhesives. The small sentiment is from Layered Floral Alpha stamp set. I white heat embossed it on a strip of yellow cardstock and added it to the card. To finish off I scattered some Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins.
I cut the flowers using the coordinating die, arranged them on a piece of A2 sized paper, secured the arrangement with a piece of Press’n Seal wrap and adhered foam tapes on the back of the floral arrangement.
Using the grouped layering stamp sets and coordinating dies you can stamp and cut the floral elements and sentiments only with several steps. I really love to have the finished florals in my stash for my next projects!
Hello and welcome back! I’m popping in to announce the winner of our Spring Release blog hop giveaway!
The winner is TERRI SANDOVAL! Please email me at HELLO@THETONSTAMPS.COM within 72 hours to claim your giveaway. Please include GIVEAWAY in the subject line and in the body of your email, include your stamp of choice (excludes 9x12in stamps) and mailing address.
Thank you to everyone else who participated in celebrating our new release with us!
I have an eclipse card to share with you today that features the Coming Up Lilies stamp set!! The “Coming Up” stamps that Effie designs are among some of my favorite stamps of all time, and this one is no exception! I think I did such a good job on the eclipse portion of the card, that it’s really hard to see in photos…lol! You have to look really close!
I began by stamping the Coming Up Lilies stamp onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink and colored it with Copics. I die-cut “hello” from the panel with one of the dies from the Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies. I die-cut the letters five more times from yellow cardstock and stacked them behind the colored ones. (Be sure to save the insides of the letters to add them back in.)
I adhered the panel slightly askew to an A2 size panel of yellow cardstock and trimmed the excess. I adhered the stacked letters back into the negative areas, then added some shimmer pen and clear glaze. Once it was dry, I added a sentiment strip, from Floral Bits 2, which was stamped in Noir Ink.
I thought the lilies looked a little dark, so I used a yellow gel pen to add some dots to the lilies. A few sequins from the Belle’s Dress Couture Mix was the finishing touch!!
Can you see the “hello”? It’s under the sentiment strip! With the glimmer and glaze, it shows up really well in person…it’s just really hard to capture in photos!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe out there!!
I adhered the larger rectangle to a white A2 cardbase. The die-cut letters were adhered onto the smaller rectangle and I matted it with white cardstock. It was popped up in the center of the card with foam tape.
I arranged the floral die-cuts in opposite corners of the smaller rectangle and adhered them with a combination of liquid and dimensional adhesive.
Hello and welcome to our stop on the #spreadjoynotgerms mega blog hop! You should have arrived from Jen Carter’s blog. We are so excited to be one of the many sponsors on this hop.
During these crazy and uncertain times, I think we all need a little pick me up so I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the beautiful inspiration from this hop. In addition to eye candy, there are prizes from 31 sponsors including a $20 gift certificate from our shop (applicable to our stamps, dies, ink and gilding)! Scroll down for more prize info or head over here or here for full details of this hop.
Both stamps were designed using our new patent pending grouped layering technology. All you have to do is choose your inks, line up the strategic markers on each layer and stamp away! The layering is effortless and quick! Then cut out all the images at once, in one single pass using the coordinating die.
For my morning glories I used our Peony Collection, Citrine Collection and Crystal Garden Collection (plus Basil Mojito Ink) layering inks. For my sentiment, I used our Caviar Hybrid (non staining) and Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid inks.
For my background, I stamped our Mini Dots cling background stamp onto an A2 white cardstock panel using our Caviar Hybrid ink. This is one of my favorite background stamps because it’s neutral, subtle yet so chic and modern.
Once everything was stamped and die cut, I popped up all the florals, leaves and sentiment to complete my card!
PRIZES: There are 31 Sponsors including our $20 gift code to our shop. The prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blogs and all the comments. Deadline to enter is April 24 for prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on Catherine and Alexandra’s blogs.
Thanks for stopping by! The next stop on this hop is Nanette Tracy.
Hello, crafty friends! Hope you’re all doing well. It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of greeting cards I colored using alcohol ink. Over the long Easter weekend I pulled out my alcohol inks again and played with them 🙂 .
My first card is featuring the Bright Peony stamp set from our April Release. It’s a gorgeous huge flower. Of course I couldn’t resist to color this peony with my alcohol ink 🙂 .
I started off applying Shell Pink and Flamingo alcohol ink with lots of rubbing alcohol on an alcohol ink cardstock to make a soft pink panel. After the panel was dry I heat embossed the Bright Peony in silver on it. I then started coloring the peony. I dropped Raspberry, Flamingo and Shell Pink alcohol ink on the petals and moved the ink by tilting the panel. I used Slate alcohol ink for the leaves. I splattered silver Mixative on the panel and let it dry.
Actually I wanted to use the whole panel. But I didn’t like the pink background, so I decided to cut the flower off from the panel. Instead I created an extra background. I silver heat embossed the Geometric Lattice cling background on a white cardstock panel and ink blended Hollywood Star on the four corners of the panel.
I mounted the background panel on a pink cardbase and foam mounted the peony on it.
I started off by creating the alcohol inked background panel. I applied rubbing alcohol and a few drops of Flamingo, Raspberry and Pool alcohol ink on a YUPO panel and moved and dried the ink using a blower.
The sentiment is from Mega Confetti Numbers set. I stamped “HAPPY” in Grape Crush and the small sentiment in Grand Fuchsia on the background panel. The dye inks don’t dry easily on YUPO. So I sprinkled clear embossing powder on it and carefully heat set it.
I drew the strings for the balloons with a purple Sharpie pen on the background panel and foam mounted the balloons on it.
That’s it from me today! Hope you can find some time to craft!
Hello and welcome back, everyone! Today, we’re releasing 13 new stamps with some coordinating dies. To celebrate our new release, earn triple points on all of your purchases from today, noon EDT until April 14, noon EDT.
SHIPPING: New release orders will begin shipping around April 16. Please note this is an approximate ship date. I will try to ship sooner if possible but there is possibility that this date may get pushed back a few days. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
We have a giveaway for this release so be sure to scroll all the way down for more details.
Let’s introduce our April release! First up is the newest addition to our grouped layering stamp collection:
Use the bars and squares in each cluster to align each layer perfectly and easily. Then use the coordinating single die to die cut all of the images out in one shot!
Our new PATENT PENDING Strategic Alignment Marker Grouped Layering Stamp concept allows you to quickly and easily stamp and cut several floral and foliage layers in no time.
For a limited time only, we’re selling a bundle of our new grouped layering stamps. In this bundle, you’ll receive our Morning Glory Cheer set (plus coordinating die) and two future release grouped layering stamps – Rose Patch and Poppy Wishes. Both sets are also 9x12in grouped layering stamps. This limited bundle will also include the coordinating dies for both sets. Our Rose Patch will be released in May. Our Poppy Wishes will be released in June. This bundle will only be available for purchase until April 14.
If you purchase this bundle, PLEASE READ THE DETAILS BELOW ON HOW THIS BUNDLE WILL SHIP:
When you purchase this bundle, you’re purchasing all three new grouped layering stamps and their dies. We will ship the Morning Glory Cheer + Coordinating Die around April 22 (plus any other items in your order that you have purchased).
The Rose Patch and Poppy Wishes (and their coordinating dies) stamps will ship together (but separate from Morning Glory Cheer) around April 28th.
Next up is another PATENT PENDING grouped layering set: Floral Bits 2! This is the second edition of our floral bits collection (you can check out the first edition here).
You can stamp and die cut these beautiful images to use them as standalone floral bits or add them to other clusters!
Next up is our Easy Expressions grouped layered stamp and die. This design uses a similar layering concept but applies to the concept to a sentiment design. There are 12 layering sentiments and an additional 6 standalone sentiments.
The coordinating die will cut out the 12 sentiments out in one pass through your die cutting machine.
Our Confetti Alphas are perfect for creating custom cards or layouts for celebratory occasions! This set also features delicate confetti corner stamps to embellish your project.
Our Mega Confetti Numbers feature similar confetti dusted numerals as our Confetti Alphas. However, these numbers are large!! This stamp set also features sentiment stamps to coordinate with the number stamps for all of those special occasions!
One of our new 6×6 stamps in our April Release is our Bright Peony stamp! This beautiful stamp was used in our March 2020 Retreat and our attendees loved it! The large bloom is great for practicing coloring techniques!
Here’s a sample that I created to teach a watercolor technique using our Bright Peony!
Our Bountiful Magnolias was also one of the stamps given to our retreat attendees for one of the watercoloring classes taught at our March 2020 retreat! This beautiful floral features a large floral bloom and smaller foliage elements.
Colored by Effie.
Our new mini Cancelled stamp is the newest addition to our planner stamp collection.
Our new OMG sentiment set features bold OMG and Hello sentiments that you can pair with some of the more sassy add on sentiments included in the set.
The newest addition to our alphabet stamp collection is our Willow Alphas! these skinny alphas come in thin and thick alphas so that you can vary the look of your sentiments on your papercrafts.
That is all of our 13 new designs! I hope you enjoyed the gallery of inspiration by our team! Let me know in the comments which stamp is your favorite. Don’t forget to leave a bit of love for our design team on their respective blogs for a chance to win a stamp set of choice from our April 2020 Release (excludes 9x12in stamps).
GIVEAWAY: Comment period ends on April 15th. The winner will be announced on our blog around April 17th.
Thank you all so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing the new designs. We’re going to continue to celebrate our April Release with a two day Instagram Hop on the 10th and 11th at 3pm EDT each day. So be sure to join us on IG tomorrow for some more inspiration!