Lily Hugs

Hi peeps. Vera here bringing you more Lovely Lily inspiration as promised on my post from last week.

Although, I have to admit that I made a big whoopsy. As I mentioned on my previous post I made 2 lily cards and will share the next one on today’s post. Well, as I was getting ready to type the post, I realized that I had made that card using some new release sets as well that I simply can’t share, yet. And, I was actually super excited to share that card because I was using quite a few set on 1 card.

Well, I have to wait to share that card till new release time & needless to say, I ended up making another one, so I can keep my promise of sharing another lily card. I really don’t mind at all as I can honestly say lily is one of my most favorite flower to color.

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I decided to do watercolor on this lily and mix it up with some color pencil. Once I am done with the lily, I cut it with Brother Scan ‘n Cut & put it aside. For the background I simply stamped Peony Crush Cling Background with Versamark ink. This such a gorgeous set, I almost don’t want to cover it at all.
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I trim the panel and adhere it to white cardstock base. I like to use white cardstock for base to make it easy writing on the inside. Then, I adhere the flower to the card. I adhere the stem flat with regular adhesive and the petal part with foam adhesive.

For the sentiment I used one of my favorite sentiment from Layered Floral Alpha Bundle and stamped it with Smoky Quartz ink pad.

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During the process of this card, I am reminded that sometime it’s good to try to work with color or method that you’re not used to. I tend to avoid dark color, like this teal, but I am really glad that I give it a try as I actually love the way it look. I would like to encourage you to do the same. Use that cardstock or technique that you normally avoid. Who knows, the result might surprise you.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s card and may your weekend starts off wonderfully. Cheers…….

Vera

Giveaway Winners

Hello, everyone! I’m popping in today to announce the winners of our design team blog hop and Youtube Hop giveaway winners. I know I am a bit late with this post but we are kicking off our first ever retreat this weekend and everything else fell on the backburner!

Sorry for the delay! Without further ado, here are the winners of our February Release Giveaways:

Design Team Blog Hop

  • CONNIE JOHANNS

Youtube Video Hop

  • BETHANNE BLACK
  • NATHALIE BOWERS
  • SABINE V.

Congratulations, everyone! Please email me at HELLO@THETONSTAMPS.COM with “Giveaway Winner” in the subject line by March 11. Please include a stamp of choice from our February Release with your shipping address in the body of the email.

Thank you so much for helping us celebrate our February Release! I hope you enjoyed the inspiration by the team and our special youtube hop guests!

-Effie

Hello, Spring!

Hello everyone! Hope your week and the new month is off to a great start!!! It’s TaeEun here today sharing a couple of floral cards. I mixed and matched newly and previously released items! I chose “Hello, Spring” as the theme for my cards for today. The tiny wild flowers are starting to bloom here. Even though the weather is still rather wintery, we could say “the Spring is just around the corner :)”!

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For my first card I used the beautiful Pink Peonies washi tape as my background.

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I adhered the Pink Peonies washi tape on a white cardstock and cut it into a narrow panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die. On a white cardbase I heat embossed the Confetti border on the bottom in Rose Gold embossing powder and adhered a thin rose gold glitter tape on the top. Then I foam mounted the panel with the Pink Peonies washi tape on the cardbase.

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The Layered Floral Alphas were stamped in Noir and the florals on them in Rose Quartz, Soft Garnet, Soft Garden and Bright Fern. I cut the letters using the coordinating die.

I added the letters for SPRING onto the card using some foam tape. The “HELLO” is from Basic Labels set. I heat embossed it in Rose Gold and adhered it on the card.

I finished off the card by scattering some sequins from Guava Sparkle and Summer Soiree Couture Mix.

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My second card is nearly a one layer card.

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I stamped the Charmed Wildflowers image two times in a black pigment ink on a Canson watercolor paper panel. I also added a solo flower and leaves from the set to fill the gap.

After the stamping was done, I colored the image using Color Burst powders. I added lots of splatters in the colors that I used for the pink and purple flowers and also in white opaque ink. After the panel was dry I cut it using a Double Stitched Rectangle die and mounted it flat on a cardbase.

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I cut the letters for my sentiment using Modern Alphas Coverplate die from Glossy fine transparent adhesive glitter paper and from some white cardstock. I adhered them together and foam mounted them on the card as shown in the picture. My finishing touch was some Glass Slippers sequins.

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That’s my cards for today! Hope I was able to give you some feeling of Spring with my cards :)!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a crafty day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Shades of pink

Hello, everyone! It’s Anna here with a floral card I made using layered stamps.

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I love to create floral clusters using different stamp sets. For this card I used three stamp sets: XOXO Peony, Large Floral Peony and Peony Memories Cardmaking.

I started by stamping beautiful flowers and leaves. The image from Large Floral Peony was stamped in Ballet Slippers, Soft Orchid and Grand Fuchsia. Flowers from Peony Memories were stamped in Soft Orchid, Orchid Crush and Grand Fuchsiaand die cut in one pass using Peony Memories Coordinating Die. And Peonies from XOXO Peony were stamped with Grand Fuchsia and Plum Wine. Then I fussy cut them and Large Peony. All leaves were stamped in Deep Emerald, Everglade Moss and Basil Mojito.

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For the background, I ink blended Peach Blossom on the card panel and stamped sentiment from Hey There Sentiments in Noir.

I adhered all images on the card panel and embellished it with a few sequins from Pink Cosmo Twist Couture Mix.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great Friday, friends!

Anna

Guest Designer: Laura Sterckx

Hi, there! I’m Laura from Making Cards Is Fun. Today I’m proud to be a Guest Designer for The Ton. I decided to feature their brand new Peony Memories Cardmaking Stamp Set. This set is simply beautiful and innovative. It takes the layered stamping technique to a whole new level!

I stamped each layer of the peonies using dye ink from The Ton. For the flowers I used the Ruby Ink Collection and for the leaves I used the Crystal Garden Ink Collection.After adding white and black paint splatters, I stamped a modern sentiment using the Roma Alphas Stamp Set. I also heat embossed the little heart with gold embossing powder.

Finally, I finished off the card with a variety of sequins from The Ton. 

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for stopping by. Sending big hugs! Xoxo 

You Made My Day

Hi all. Vera here. Today, I am so excited to share my card, because I get to play with one of my favorite flower, the lily!

Seriously, the moment I saw the Lovely Lily set, I could feel my creative juice going. I just can’t wait to create with it. And, here’s my first card using this lovely set (I already have another card  made that I will share next week!!)

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For the flower itself, I color it with Copic markers and then put it aside. Next, the fun, part, playing with some foil! To do this part I have a gold foil handy as I have to work fast to do this. I stamped the dots confetti from Confetti Borders set with Versamark and then heat embossed with sticky embossing powder. As soon as the embossing powder melt, I quickly laid the gold foil on top of it and rub it across the border. This is the first time I am playing with the sticky embossing powder and I was’t sure how quick it will cool off, so I just assume I need to work fast.

Hah, when it comes to crafting, I tend to jump in with both feet and just immediately creating project instead of doing some test.

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Done with the border, I temporarily place the flower on the panel, to estimate my sentiment placement. Need to make sure I have enough space. Then, I repeat the step on the sentiment, using sentiment from 2nd. Ed. Fill It In Sentiments. Once I am happy with the foil result, I finished by adding the Lily on the card.

I have to say that it’s pretty rare for me to use bright teal cardstock for my card as I tend to go with pastel color, but I am very happy with the way this card turned out. I think it gives the lily good contrast.
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Also, I love the foil look. It’s not bad for first try. Hah. Also, I finally got myself a hot foil machine, so hopefully I can create even more cards with foil. Cross fingers!

Right now, we are in the middle of our kitchen floor repair from water leak damage from our kitchen sink, so things kind of crazy. They have removed our kitchen island and sink, and not having kitchen sink kind is quite a hassle. Hopefully, I can still sneak some crafting time to keep me sane. Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope your week is going wonderfully. Cheers….

Vera

 

Congrats – Graduation Card

Hello friends & happy Monday!! You know that I’m all about the coloring & stamp layering, but sometimes you need a simpler, graphic card. Especially for a high school or college graduate when you have no idea where the card will end up when they move into a dorm or new apartment!! My best friend’s son is graduating from college soon, so I thought this would be perfect for him!!

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I began by stamping the black background panel with the Confetti Borders stamp set. I stamped it along the top and bottom of the panel with Versamark and heat embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder.

I die-cut “CONGRATS” from gold glitter cardstock with the Modern Alpha dies. (I love how the vowels are doubled in this!) I also cut the letters three more times from black cardstock, stacked and adhered them together for dimension.

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“On your graduation,” from the Add-On Fill It In stamp set, was gold glitter heat embossed onto a black cardstock strip and matted with gold glitter paper. I trimmed the background panel slightly and added a strip of gold glitter paper to the top and bottom of the card base before adhering the background panel. I adhered “congrats” to the background, staggering the letters for a little interest, then the sentiment strip was popped up under it with a black adhesive strip.

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I think this has enough sparkle to be festive, but not so much that it’s not suitable for a guy.

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending some time with me today!! Have a great week!!!

Brenda

February Release Video Hop

Hello and welcome back to our Youtube video hop to continue celebrating our February Release! I have two videos for you today with some giveaways.

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One stamp of choice from our February Release. To qualify, follow all channels participating in this hop. Leave a comment on the two videos on our Youtube channel and on each channel participating in this hop by February 26, 11pm EST. Three winners will be chosen from the comments and will be announced on our blog on February 29.

We have some really talented crafters hopping along with us today (and it’s a very diverse group, too!). We have cardmakers, scrapbookers and even a fabulous planner babe! I hope you enjoy the hop!!

Hop Order:

For a complete supply list, head over to the youtube description box for each individual video.

Video 1:

Leave a comment on our youtube channel to enter our giveaway!

Video 2:

You’re next stop is Mari!

Thanks for watching!!

Peony Memories

Hello everyone!  Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! It’s TaeEun here sharing a couple of cards which are featuring the  Peony Memories Cardmaking stamp set. This stamp set is designed for an easy layering and die cutting of multiple peony flowers and leaves.

I combined the peonies with the Lean Back and the Hey There Sentiments stamp sets from our Anniversary Release.

To start off I stamped the Peony Memories Cardmaking in various color collections. For the yellow ones I used the Citrine Collection, for the blue ones the Sky Blue Collection and for the purple flowers I used Soft Amethyst, Iris Blooms and Grape Crush. The leaves were stamped in  the Crystal Garden and the Pewter Collection.

I cut all the images using the coordinating die and set them aside. This die cuts the whole panel of the stamped images in one pass! Now I have a bunch of flowers and leaves to play with 🙂 !

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For my first card I stamped the Man from the Lean Back  stamp set in Crystal Pewter on a Canson watercolor paper panel. I then colored him loosely in black using wet on wet watercoloring technique. I also did a watercolor wash in black on the bottom half of the panel. After the panel was completely dry I splattered black ink on it and let it dry.

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I cut the panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die slightly smaller than A2 size and foam mounted it on a black cardbase. I arranged the blue peonies and gray leaves as shown in the picture and added them to the card. Some of the flowers were raised using foam adhesives.

The sentiment from Lean Back  set was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock. I finished off the card with three Glass Slippers Round Confetti sequins.

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And here is the next card!

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To create the second card I ink blended the background in Lemon Drop, Peach Blossom, Azurite and Grape Crush (from top to bottom). I splattered white opaque ink on the whole panel and let it dry.

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The sentiment from Hey There Sentiments set was white heat embossed on the background panel. I then added the small clouds to the ink blended sky also by white heat embossing. I then stamped the hot air balloons, in Peach Blossom, Azurite and Grape Crush. The baskets were stamped in Aspen Cocoa.

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I mounted the background panel flat on a soft pink cardbase and arranged the peony field on the bottom of the panel. I mixed yellow, blue and purple peonies and used the green leaves. Some of the peonies were adhered using foam tapes.

To add some shine and sparkle to the card I colored the open area of the hot air balloons using a Stardust clear gel pen and covered the whole balloon with shimmer Pico Embellisher. I finished off the card by scattering some Glass Slippers sequins. 

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That’s it from me today! Hope I could give you some inspiration on how to use our new stamps 🙂 !

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Thinking of You – Lovely Lily

Hello & happy Monday!! I hope you had a great weekend!!!

Are you enjoying the new February Release? You still have today to hop along and comment for your chance to win a stamp of your choice from the new release!! Get started HERE!!!

I have a card to share featuring the Lovely Lily stamp set.

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I absolutely love the possibilities with this stamp!! You can color it and make it into any type of lily you want!!

I colored the Lovely Lily with Copics and colored pencils for some no-line coloring and fussy cut it out. I white heat embossed the greeting onto black cardstock with the 2nd Edition Fill It In Sentiments stamp set. Diluted white gouache was splattered onto the panel.

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Once it was dry, I trimmed the panel slightly and adhered it to a white cardbase. The lily was popped up with foam adhesive and I added some Pink Diamond and Waltz White sequins for the final touch!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Have a wonderful week!!!

Brenda