Congratulations

Hello! it’s LauraJane. I have a non-Christmas card today.

I used Haute Wedding Dress paired with Plus One in the Scenes: Grand Stairway Cling Background. I LOVE how the Congratulations Word Die is able to be sculpted into any shape:)

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Here is the full card:

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To make the card:

This card could work for a Wedding, or Anniversary…it sure was fun to create!

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Hope you are inspired to make something you LOVE today:)

LauraJane:)

Die-Cut Stenciling for a Background

Hello! It’s LauraJane. Welcome to a new week:))

I was interested in trying out a technique that Jennifer Mcguire shared, a while ago, for creating a background by using dies to make a stencil.  I’ll share with you the steps in photos using the Holiday Cones Coordinating Dies for the stencil.

Here are the steps to create the background panel:

  • First I repeatedly cut the two smaller branch dies from Holiday Cones Coordinating Dies on CS to makes a stencil.
  • Then Sponged a shade darker than the chosen colored CS..I chose Bright Emerald Dye
  • Next, stamp the coordinating images in an even darker shade…Basil Mojito 
  • For the shadows, I slightly misaligned the stencil and traced the images where the shadow would be with COPIC N1.
  • Trimmed the panel down with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Adhered that onto an A2 sized CS in the same color as the original blue

For the embellishment:

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Hope you enjoyed my card tutorial today.

Have a GREAT week!

LauraJane:)

 

You’re Amazing and Fabulous!

Good morning and happy Wednesday! Keeway here today 🙂 .. I’m finally here to share with you my debut post! It was definitely tough to follow the talented Eunji, Vera, and Emily, but as last on board I hope not to dissapoint!

Today I have two cards to share with you –each with a little different flavor. The first card I have for you is one featuring one of The Ton’s beautiful flower stamps, Mini Wild Florals. These flowers are so fun to stamp, and absolutely perfect for layering and arranging into beautiful shapes.

I chose to stamp leaves with turquoise green and grass green colors, arranging them around the card in random fashion. I then heat embossed the outline of the flowers with silver embossing powder on a separate piece of watercolor paper, and colored them in with zig clean color brushes. I fussy cut them out so that I can layer them on top of the leaves in a circular fashion.

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I then die cut 2 circles, a larger circle on vellum, and a smaller circle on a light grey cardstock, and embossed the “You’re amazing” sentiment from Friggin Fablous stamp set. I added a few more flowers around the sentiment and lastly glued on some 6mm Fairy Pink Sparkling Clear Sequins, to add a bit of light sparkle without overpowering the beautiful flowers.

I added the finished piece to a light pink card stock and intentionally allowed for a small pink border to complete the card. The bright colored flowers just makes me happy!

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The next card I have for you is one featuring the Panda Can’t Even. When I saw this stamp set I knew I just had to do something cute!

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I used the stars in the Friggin Fabulous set to create the red star sunglasses for the panda, which is embossed in red glitter embossing powder. I used the same powder for the ‘fabulous’ sentiment from the Friggin Fabulous set and used a label maker for the ‘you’re’ to add a little balance to the card. I also used the remaining pandas and stars from the Panda Can’t Even set to create my own background on the red cardstock.

I die cut a star out of the red background I made to create the shaker portion of the card. I used the Flamenco Sunset Couture Mix for the sequins, with its gorgeous gold, red, yellow, and little black stars. I absolutely love the colors! Putting it all together, you have a fun and fabulous shaker card!

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and thank you for dropping by!

-Keeway

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

**This month’s Trending with The Ton post has been postponed to Tuesday, September 29. 

Hello, Rubeena here welcoming you to the another amazing Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The Ton is proud to be a super sponsor and flash sponsor for this blog hop, too. Linking up to the hop will give you a chance to win one of the THREE $10 gift certificates to The Ton shop. One of these will be a flash prize so it’ll be announced sometime during the hop and the remaining two prizes will be announced on the wrap-up post for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. Be sure to link up! You’ll have until Friday, October 2 at 11:59 p.m. PST (3:00 a.m. EST).

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I have two cards to share with you today. Effie designed the coffee cup and the two sentiments for me to use on the cards for this special event.

For the first card, I used the cup to create a background that I printed and cut to 4″ x 5.25″. I used Copic markers to color all the cups. I attached it to a white card base with foam tape and added the sentiment, too. Since I wanted to show off all the bright colors, I kept the background as the main focus.

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These are the colors I used:

Pink: RV17, V05, RV52
Yellow: Y19, Y08, Y04
Blue: BG05, B02, B01
Green: YG07, YG05, YG01
Brown: E29, E25, E35, E33, E53, E51
Gray: C0
and 0 Colorless Blender

For the second card, I used Hey Foxy and the Changing Leaves Couture Mix since it is a fall-themed Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

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I stamped the two fox and colored them with Copic markers and stamped some of the hearts between them. I printed out the sentiment and a coffee cup, which I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut. I matted it down above the hearts with some foam tape. I added the sentiment below the fox and added beads from the couture mix to imitate fall leaves.

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That’s about it for me. Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to link up a fall-theme coffee or tea card to the blog hop for your chance to win one of the MANY prizes, including the three $10 gift certificates to The Ton. Enjoy all the inspiration!

Video: Partial Spotlight Die Cutting Technique

Happy Friday, everyone!! It’s Effie here with a video on how to create this pink floral card using a partial spotlight die cutting technique with our Simple Florals set.

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Here is my video!

This technique deviates a bit from the Spotlight Die cutting technique introduced by Jennifer McGuire here.  Instead of using the original stamped image with the die cut images, I did away with the original stamped image. I only used the die cut letters with the partially stamped image inside the die cut.

hello die4I couldn’t leave the die cut letters by itself because there had to be some floral context (otherwise I just had letter with weird shapes and lines in them).  Without the floral images in the background panel, the die cut letters just looked strange!  So the matching florals on the background panel just brings the entire card together.  I stamped the bottom half of the background panel with a line of florals in different sizes and alternated the solid and outlined floral stamps in 4 shades of pink (SSS Doll Pink and Cotton Candy; MFT Hybrid Razzleberry and HA Bubblegum). This ensure variety and more interest in the card.

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I used ME’s die cut letters for the sentiment.  First I spotlight die cute the original stamped image with the die cut letters. Then I die cut additional letters from light pink card stock.  I glued the letters together to create my own embellishment and to create a faux embossed look.  This is a cool technique also since I used light pink card stock for the letters underneath the spotlight die cuts.  This created the light pink hue around the faux embossing.

Then I die cut two rectangular panels from Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Rectangle set (4.5 x 3.25 and 2.5 x 2.25).  I stamped alternating florals onto the larger stitched rectangle.  I adhered my letter embellishments onto the smaller stitched rectangle.  Before I adhered the smaller stitched panel onto the larger background panel, I included a light pink mat behind the smaller panel to match the light pink of the embellishments.  This is a very pink card!

hello die5Lastly,  I stamped the back of the card with our Underwear Drawer sentiment with HA’s Bubblegum dye ink.

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I hope you enjoyed my card and my video! I hope to bring you guys videos on a more regular basis!

-Effie