Mood Board Inspired

Hello everyone! It’s LauraJane today, sharing a card that was inspired by the Mood Board at The Ton Challenge Blog .   I can’t seem to move away from the beautiful, FRESH colors on this board chosen by Effie.

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If you haven’t seen the board here it is:

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SCRUMPTIOUS, RIGHT?!?

I reached for the newly released Sunflower Border Cling and the MISTI, several Zig markers in colors coordinating with the Mood Board. 021,026,041,045,046,050,069,098,200,202,220,222,230

My favorite paper to use with the Cling stamps and ZIGs is by RANGER, Gloss Finish. When using the MISI, the color pools in unexpected places adding to the watercolor look without adding any water.  After the background was colored to my satisfaction, I used the Sunflower Border Coordinating Die to cut the center from the panel.

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I LOVE how this turned out! I hope you are inspired to created something YOU LOVE, today.

Creative Hugs,

LauraJane:)

Remember, you can join the fun at The Ton Challenge Blog until the end of July:)) Make sure you use at least one product from The Ton with a creation inspired by the Mood Board for this month to be entered to win a $50 shopping spree to The Ton’s store!

Happy Early 4th of July

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Hello and welcome back to our blog! Before I begin with my card, I have a small product announcement: our Summer 2017 Release Incentive Products are now available for sale in our shop!

For today, I have a patriotic card for an early Fourth of July card created with our new Eagle and Mountains sets.

I started off by die cutting my eagle shape onto cardstock. I kept it within the panel with some washi tape because this prevented the shifting of the piece of cardstock as I stamped my layers. The reason I die cut my panel first before stamping the actual eagle was to ensure that my stamping was precise and that it coordinated with the die.

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I stamped the body of my eagle starting with the third layer in our Dark Roast ink. Then I stamped the first two layers with Warm Hazelnut and Found Topaz. The head was stamped with Crystal Pewter (our lightest gray ink). The tail was stamped with our Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. The beak was stamped with Amber Citrine. The feet were stamped in Amber Citrine and Peach Blossom. The details on the head (eye and beak) and talons were stamped with our Noir dye ink. Once my eagle was completely stamped, I took the washi tape off from behind the panel and set the eagle aside as I stamped my mountains.

For my Mountains, I used our Pewter collection inks. I added landscape details by stamping the trees with our Noir dye ink. Next I die cut the mountains using the coordinating die.

Next I used Alizarin Crimson and Indigo Colorbursts to create a watercolored background.  After I dried my watercolor panel, I splattered some clean water drops onto the panel and lifted color off the panel with a paper towel. This helped create some texture to the background.

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Then I created a top folding horizontal cardbase and adhered silver glitter tape to the top and bottom edges. Then I adhered my watercolor panel onto the base and popped up my mountains and eagle over my background. Next I stamped my banner and sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink and then die cut the banner with its coordinating die. I added shading to the banner with my zig markers (haze blue and light gray). Once the banner was complete, I popped it up under my eagle.

I hope you enjoyed my card and video! Thanks for stopping by and have a happy and safe holiday!

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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