Alcohol Inked Greetings

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 🙂 .

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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.

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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.

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I mounted the background panel on a pink cardbase and foam mounted the peony on it.

The sentiment was cut using the Love and Hugs word plate die . I cut “hugs” three times from some white cardstock and once from Adhesive Glitter paper Glossy fine Silver.  I stacked them all together and added it to the card. I finished off the card with some silver and clear sequins from New Year Couture Mix.

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For the second card I used the Confetti Balloons stamp set.

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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.

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I white heat embossed the outline and the star confetti pattern of the Confetti Balloons three times on a white cardstock. I then ink blended them in Hollywood Star, Cobalt Breeze and Grand Fuchsia. I fussy cut the balloons and set them aside. You can use the coordinating cut file to cut the image!

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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.

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That’s it from me today! Hope you can find some time to craft!

Stay safe and healthy!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

 

 

April 2020 Release

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!

Everything is available for purchase now.

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:

Morning Glory Cheer, 9x12in Photopolymer Stamp and Coordinating Die (available separately)

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.
Floral Bits 2, 4×6 Photopolymer Set + Coordinating Die (available separately)

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!

Created by Anna using our Floral Bits 2 stamp and 2 Piece Foliage Coverplate die.

Easy Expressions, 6×8 Photopolymer Set + Coordinating Die (available separately)

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.

Easy Expressions Coordinating Die – How cool is this die?!

The coordinating die will cut out the 12 sentiments out in one pass through your die cutting machine.

Confetti Alphas, 6×8 Photopolymer Set

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.

Created by Tae Eun using our Confetti Alphas and Floral Bits 2.  Inks: Ballet Slippers and Hollywood Star.

Mega Confetti Numbers, 6×8 Photopolymer set

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!

Confetti Balloons, 4×6 Photopolymer Stamp

Our Confetti Balloons set features a fun and whimsical balloon design with additional confetti elements that you can stamp and/or emboss inside the outline image. Coordinating SVG cut file available here.

Created by Anna using our Confetti Balloons, Confetti Alphas and Quick Labels stamps.

Created by Vera using our Confetti Balloons and Mega Confetti Numbers.

Lily Fields, 6×6 Photopolymer Set

Our Lily Fields is the newest background stamp in our collection. This stamp features a beautiful and busy background of lovely lilies that are so fun to color.

Created by Brenda using our Lily Fields and Modern Alphas Die.

Created by Tae Eun using our Lily Fields and Willow Alphas (see below).

Created by Brenda using our Lily Fields and Modern Alphas Die.

Coming Up Lilies, 4×6 Photopolymer Set

Our Coming Up Lilies is the newest in our Coming Up Series. Stamp it or emboss it and color the beautiful images to create a floral card! Coordinating SVG cut file is available separately.

Created by Tae Eun using our Coming Up Lilies stamp, Diagonal Stripes cling background stamp and Glass Slippers Round Confetti gilding.

Created by Olga using our Coming Up Lilies and Mega Confetti Numbers.

Bright Peony, 6×6 Photopolymer Set

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!

Created by Brenda using our Bright Peony stamp, Love and Hugs word plate dies and Glass Slippers Sequins.

Created by Anna using our Bright Peony stamp and Thank You word die (you sentiment).

Bountiful Magnolias, 6×6 Photopolymer Set

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.

Cancelled, 2×3 Mini Photopolymer stamp

Our new mini Cancelled stamp is the newest addition to our planner stamp collection.

OMG Sentiments, 4×6 Photopolymer Stamp Set

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.

Willow Alphas, 4×6 Photopolymer Stamp 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).

  1. Olga
  2. Vera
  3. Brenda
  4. Tae Eun
  5. Anna

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!

Hugs,

GIVEAWAY WINNER

Hello, everyone! I’m popping in today to announce the winner of our design team blog hop giveaway winner from our Spring release.

The winner is: JACKIE PARKINS

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

Thank you so much, everyone, for helping us celebrate our Spring Release! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this time.

Be sure to stop by our blog on Thursday, April 9th as we kick off our April release with 13 new stamps and dies.

-Effie

Magnificent Magnolias

Hi everyone. Hope you all are doing well during this stay at home moment.

I spent this past weekend, crafting quite a bit. I must be on a roll, cause I ended up with 2 cards for today. Hah! Let’s start with the 1st one, shall we?

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I decided to show this older but timeless set called Magnificent Magnolia. I haven’t done ink blending for a while, so thought it’s about time to practice again. To start, I adhere two strips of post-it-note for masking on a panel. Blend in The Ton Azurite, Hot Tourmaline and Soft Garden ink with blending brush.
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Once that done, remove the strips, splatter some black watercolor. Let dry. Stamp and fussy cut the flowers and adhere to card.  Then I die cut the letters using  Modern Alphas Coverplate Die and colored the letters with Copic. Adhere to panel. Then I adhere the panel  to card base with foam adhesive.

I did the first card with cool colors, so for fun, I made another one with warm colors.

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For this one, pretty much same steps and I used Coralline, Iris Blooms, Grand Fuchsia, Soft Garnet. I did added a strip of patterned paper to change the look a bit and for sentiment, I used sentiment from Confetti Borders. I simply love the combo of large and small font. It create a very modern look in my opinion.

So, there you go. 2 cards with same techniques, but different look. I hope you like them and may they help inspire you to get crafty. This is very weird time for sure and we all doing our best to stay safe and sane. And, crafting definitely help me, well when mojo cooperate, because sometime, mojo can be very hard headed and just like, uh, uh, nope, not doing it. Am for sure taking advantage when it decided to play nice & help me create.

That’s all from me today. Hope you all stay safe, stay well and be kind to one another

Vera

 

Mother’s Day Lily Bloom

Hello, friends!! I hope this finds you all safe and healthy!!

I have a Mother’s Day card to share with you today featuring the stunning Lily Bloom stamp set!! I like to search Google Images for different types of flowers and this purple and blue color combo really caught my eye!!

I began by stamping the lily from Lily Bloom onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink and colored it with Copics, then fussy cut it out. I also used a white gel pen to add some “dots” to the bloom. For the background, I used a mixture of red and purple alcohol inks with isopropyl alcohol on Yupo paper to match my lily. I die-cut a frame from white cardstock using two dies from the Double Stitched Rectangle (Lg) set.

The sentiment, also from Lily Bloom, was white heat embossed onto a black cardstock strip. The lily, frame and sentiment strip were all popped up with foam adhesive for lots of dimension. A few sequins from the Blue Ice Couture Mix finished off the card!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I hope you are finding time in this craziness to be creative and crafty! For me, it’s a nice distraction to sit down and create something!!

Have a great weekend!!

Brenda

Fill It In Classic Numbers

Hello, crafty friends! Hope you and your family are doing well. It’s TaeEun here today sharing a birthday card featuring our latest lily stamps: Lovely Lily and Lily Bloom as the main image. But I especially wanted to showcase the awesome Fill It In Classic Numbers stamp set by The Ton today.

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The Fill It In Classic Numbers stamp set includes two sets of numbers in a classic font. One set of them has an open line in it which you could fill with Month or the day of the week. I filled the space with a sentiment I chose from Layered Floral Alphas that fits perfectly in the open space!

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To start off I stamped the Lovely Lily and Lily Bloom  in a light ink on a watercolor paper panel and colored the lilies using Mijello Mission Gold watercolor. I added a bit of Payne’s gray in the background and let the panel dry.

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I gold heat embossed the number 5 and 0 with the open space on a strip of vellum and stamped the sentiment from Layered Floral Alphas in Noir filling in the open line of the numbers. To avoid smudging the ink I applied embossing ink on the space where I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it in a clear embossing powder.

I cut the colored panel using a Double Stitched rectangle die, adhered the vellum strip of the back of the panel and foam mounted the panel on a gray cardbase. I finished off the card with some Glass Slippers sequins.

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Thank you so much for looking my card today! I hope I could inspire you with my card!

Have a great day!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Story Rose

Hello, everyone! It’s Anna here with you. Hope you all stay home at this difficult time.

Today I would like to share with you a card I made using Story Rose stamp set.

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I started by cutting out two images with Cricut using Story Rose SVG Coordinating Cut File. I stamped beautiful flower from Story Rose stamps onto them and did some no-line coloring with Holbein watercolors.

To make the background, I splatted an A2 sized card panel with watercolors. Next, I stamped sentiment in Noir on it. “HELLO” was stamped on a label which was made using Quick Labels stamps and coordinating die, Rose Quartz dye.

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I embellished the card with a few sequins from Pink Diamond Couture Mix.

That’s all from me today.

Please, stay safe and healthy!

Anna

Wishing You The Best Birthday

Hi peeps. How are you doing? I hope you all stay safe and stay home during this uncertain time.

I try to keep myself occupied. I thought I’d be doing a lot of crafting, but in reality I feel like I craft less. Kind of hard to craft when I am anxious. But, I do notice that when I actually push myself to sit and just start stamping or coloring, I end up able to let go of my anxiety for a few hours.

I made this card last night and the springy colors reminds me of hope.

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I’ve been playing with Spring Layered Alpha Stamp Bundle and after several tries, finally end up with color combo that I really love. For the letters I used Noir, Caribbean Turquoise, Azurite, Soft GreenSoft Garnet. I love that I can do the whole alphabets with a few extra vowels all at once. Die cut the alphabets using the matching dies.

I stamped , Peony Crush Cling Background to a panel using Soft Green ink pad.
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As you notice it’s pretty bright green. The letters seem to just disappear into the background. So, I put this background aside and was going to go with all white background, because I really want the letters to shine and take the center stage. But, that’s kind of blah… I tried layering it with blue cardstock, but still not quite right.  

I was starting to feel like my mojo not co-operating at this time. Started getting annoyed at myself, then low and behold I remember that little thingy that can make a background looks more subtle. Vellum! Yay…. So, back to the original green peony background. 

Adding the vellum allowed me to keep the pretty background and let the letters take center stage at the same time. After arranging the word BIRTHDAY, I simply add a strip of sentiment on the middle to complete the card.

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Phew… so close to giving up and thank goodness, my brain get a jolt. It made me realize how sometime I just need to look around and open all drawers to figure out what I can find to make things work. 🙂

I think turquoise and green is one of my favorite color combination. And, I still have more letters that I can play with to make another card. I just save those letters in a bowl for future use.

Well peeps, hope you enjoy today’s card & may be it will inspire you to take some time to craft a bit as well. Praying for everyone to make through this period safely. Sending virtual hugs for you all. Have a blessed day everyone.

Vera

 

Beautiful Roses

Hello, crafty friends!! My thoughts are with you at the confusing and difficult time!! I hope that you are staying safe and healthy!!

I have two cards to share with you today using two stunning rose stamp sets from the latest release!! Let’s get started!!

My first card features the beautiful Wild Rose Close Up stamp. This is a large 6 x 6 rose and so much fun to color!! I simply gold heat embossed the Wild Rose Close Up stamp onto Bristol smooth cardstock and watercolored it with Karin Brushmarker Pro markers.

I trimmed it down slightly and adhered it to a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ cardbase. The sentiment, from Story Rose, was gold heat embossed onto a strip of navy blue cardstock and popped up with foam adhesive.

My second card showcases the Story Rose stamp set.

I stamped it onto the lower right corner of white cardstock with Vanilla Frosted Cupcake ink and did some no-line coloring with Copics and colored pencils.

I stamped the Minor Stripes Cling Background stamp onto white cardstock with Noir Ink, cut a strip and adhered it at the top of an A2 cardbase. I trimmed my colored panel slightly and adhered it over the striped strip.

The sentiment, from Lovely Lily, was stamped with Noir Ink and clear heat embossed. A sprinkling of Glass Slippers Sequins completes the card!!

That’ll do it for me today!! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and please stay safe!!!

Brenda

It’s a Girl! It’s a Boy!

Hello, everyone! It’s Anna here with baby cards I made using Floral Balloon stamp set.

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I started by stamping floral balloons on a white cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed them in white. Then I colored images with Holbein watercolors. To cut out balloons, I used Floral Balloon SVG file.

I stamped mini balloons and clouds from Hey There Sentiments in Rose Qurtz (Baby Girl card) and Cali Blue (Baby Boy card) and fussy cut them all. I made “A BOY” and “A GIRL” by ink blending Soft Garnet (girl) and Cobalt Breeze (boy) onto a white cardstock and cut out letters with Modern Alphas Coverplate Die.

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To create the background, I ink blended Rose Quartz and Cali Blue on white cardstock card panels. “Congrats” from Hey There Sentiments and “it’s” from 2d Ed Fill it in Sentiments were stamped in Noir. To embellish my cards, I added a few sequins from Summer Skies Couture Mix and Watermelon Twist Couture Mix.

Thats’ all from me today! Thank you so much for stopping by!