Guest Designer: Isha Gupta

Hello everyone. It’s Isha again! I am honored to be a guest designer for The Ton this month and I totally enjoyed creating with their stamps. Well!! As all good things come to an end, today is my last post here but you will be seeing more creations by me using these amazing designs. Thank you Effie for inviting me over.

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For today, I used the “Fresh Cut Poppies, Thoughtful Poppies and Freestyle Stripes Cling Background” stamps from the new release. Did you check the 2017 Anniversary release yet? It’s awesome and there are lots of various styles to choose from.

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Hope you got inspired. Happy crafting!

Video: Holographic Birthday Folk Art Florals

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Hi everyone! I’m back with another card and video using our Folk Art Florals and Birthday Word dies!

I started off by painting white heat embossing our Folk Art Florals 6×6 background stamp onto a watercolor panel.  Next I added a rainbow of watercolors (Schmincke and Winsor & Newton paints) onto the panel. I made sure to blend each color into each other for a smooth transition. As the panel was drying, I die cut my Birthday word dies from a separate piece of cardstock.  Then I blended some Cali Blue Dye Ink onto the bottom portion of the die cuts to get some smooth and light color onto my sentiment.  If you watched the video, you saw me blend Parisian Blue dye ink onto the cardstock prior to die cutting. I wasn’t satisfied by the amount of color on it after the words were cut out so that’s why I blended the additional Cali Blue after die cutting.

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I added stitching to the edges of my painted panel with the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies. Next I die cut a circle using the third smallest dies in our Double Stitched Round Dies. Then I stamped the roses from our Scripty Greetings set. I used our Peach Blossom Dye, Coralline Hybrid, Hollywood Star Dye, Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid and Bright Fern Dye inks to stamp the florals.  Then I adhered the florals into a mini wreath at the top of my round window.  Next I adhered the word dies over the window.  Before I adhere the painted panel onto an A2 side folding cardbase, I applied some of our Silver Holographic adhesive paper behind the window.  Lastly, I embellished my card with our Silver Holographic sequins!

Don’t forget our new Challenge Blog! You can enter your projects for a chance to win a gift code to our shop!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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Video: Morning Glory Hugs

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Hi everyone! I’m back with another card and video using our new Morning Glory Border and Brushed Hugs stamp sets.

I started off by stamping our Morning Glory Border stamp on watercolor paper (Strathmore 300 Series Cold Press) with our Noir Dye Ink.  It’s an intense black ink and is waterproof when it dries! I started watercoloring the florals and foliage with Schmincke and Winsor & Newton watercolor paints. For the flowers, I blended a red and yellowish paint. For the leaves, I stuck to one green watercolor paint. Generally, I like using different shades of one color to add more depth to my painting but I chose to keep the leaves simple on this card.

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After the panel was dry, I die cut it using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangle dies to add stitching to the edges. The largest dies cut the panel into an A2 (4.25in x 5.5in) panel.  Then I heat embossed the large hugs sentiment over the painted panel and then completed the sentiment by stamping the “sending big” in our Noir dye ink.  I embellished the card by adding our Dew Drops (7mm and 5mm) around the sentiment.

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Don’t forget our new Challenge Blog! You can enter your projects for a chance to win a gift code to our shop!

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That’s all for today and I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! See you next time!

 

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Trending with the Ton

Hello, everyone! LauraJane here today for our monthly Trending with The Ton post.

If you’re new to this feature, this is where we spotlight a few projects that we’ve noticed. Don’t be discouraged if we haven’t featured you yet; we’re always on the lookout for fabulous creations featuring The Ton…but, to increase your chances of being spotted, tag your social media posts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube) with #theton or #thetonstamps.

If we share your work on a Trending with The Ton post, we’d love for you to display our badge proudly!

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Today’s Trending with the Ton highlights are from our Facebook Page Wall.

First up is: Homemade Cards From Erin using our HUG in a MUG  set in a delightfully cozy way..LOVE the way you have colored the teapot Erin!

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Next we have a LOVELY card from Kevin Devine, coloring the Happiest Of Peonies with my personal favorite mediums, Zig Clean Color Brush Markers..also known as ZIGGYs. Kevin embossed the Peonies and sentiment with Rose Gold EP. The BOLD black and white background really makes the peonies pop!

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And next is a Gorgeous in Lavender card by Michelle Borsack  inking the  Large Peony 2 stamp in black and again in gold to achieve a golden glow .clarity2bsympathy2b12bwm1

Last but not least, I found two projects from Nancy Penir  on Instagram.

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Nancy use the Marvelous Cling Background in gold as a backdrop to the cozy cup from TEA PARTY..I LOVE the golden Round Bokeh Burst  on vellum:)

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This Gorgeous tag from Nancy has the Sending Peonies adorning the Haute Wedding Dress in shades of autumn! Have you seen the coordinating Die  for our Bride?

LOVELY projects everyone:)

After all the excitement of the new Fall Release we  can’t wait to see what YOU come up with YOUR new stamps and The Ton Goodies!!  Whether they be our couture stampsdies, or gilding, be Sure to remember to ##### your lovely work with  #theton or #thetonstamps on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube to better your chances of being spotted:))

Hope you Have a HAPPY day Crafting!!

LauraJane

 

September Guest Designer: Maria Krumbaek

Thank you so much for all the love and kindness. It’s been so much fun guesting this month! 🙂
For this post I made two bright cards. I actually had only planned the one, but then I saw a picture of a map on a striped background and thought “Oh my God! That is such a perfect card with the awesome Floral World stampset” – So I made an extra. Ha ha…
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For this card I used the Large Peony 2 stamp. It’s just so great. I love a big flower. I did mix it up with the colouring though. Instead of colouring with shadows and a more realistic take – I mixed it up to give it a more random puzzle-ish look (I know – that was such a great explanation ha ha).
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And the map card. I used the broad end of the Copic markers to make the stripes and then I heat embossed the Floral World. I feel like making this card in a green version, a blue one, a purple one…. Those stripes can make the map pop in a cool way I think. I also want to do the embossing in gold and silver and ….
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I went all in on sequins this week to make them a bit more glittery/sparkly because I feel like The Ton Stamps are such an elegant, girly brand – and every girl needs their sparkle!
That’s all from me – thank you Effie for having me.
I will keep on playing with your beautiful stamps.
Love Maria

Lovely Peony Bloom

Hi there lovely peeps. How’s thing going? Vera here today.

For today, I sure would like to wish you all a lovely day. To convey my message, I played with Peony Garden Cling Background and made this card.
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I venture out and played with some unusual color combo. I used Cali Blue, Caribbean Turquoise, Bright Emerald, and Miami Cool ink pad to color the flowers. I wouldn’t say that this is my typical color combo and honestly it took me a while to decide whether I like it or not. Yes, it finally grew on me, although I wouldn’t say this is something that I’d do often. It is unique though, at least for me.

I dabbed the ink pad directly on the cling background stamp. I simply wiped the area where I don’t want the color and even if there’s some overlap that’s okay. That’s the beauty of using various color on one piece of stamp. Once that done, I trimmed the panel in angle and finish the card by stamping the sentiment from Graceful Rose and of course, I couldn’t do without sprinkling some Bermuda Blue sequins and Soft Mint Gelato Couture Mix.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope my card inspire you to try out new color combination that you normally wouldn’t consider. Thank you so much for stopping by here and we appreciate all your support for The Ton. Enjoy your Friday!

Clear Flora Shaker

Hi! It’s LauraJane:).

My card for today began as a simple coloring panel that ended up as a shaker using Clear Flora Couture Mix.

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I do believe I could use the Clear Flora Couture Mix on every card I make..the many clear bloom shapes enhance with a subtle touch of flowers. Got to LOVE that!

Have a Great Day!

LauraJane:)

 

 

July Guest Designer: Yoonsun Hur

Hello crafty friends, Yoonsun here! I am so excited to be a guest for The TON today! I want to share with you my watercoloured flower card with the new Graceful Rose stamp set.
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For my card today, I used no-line watercolouring technique. First I stamped the large sized rose from the Graceful Rose set on an A2 sized watercolour paper panel in Antique Linen Distress ink. I then coloured it with Distress inks using a paint brush:

Petals: Festive Berries & Wild Honey
Leaves: Mowed Lawn & Twisted Citron
Sprig: Gathered Twigs & Vintage Photo
I added some red ink splatters, then stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the watercoloured panel using VersaFine Onyx Black. Once the panel was dry, I mounted it on an A2 sized white card base using double-sided tape.

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Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!!

Video: Thank You Bouquet

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Hello everyone, Effie here! I am back today with a card making video as part of my 2016 New Year’s Resolution to create more videos for my cards. For today’s post and video, I created a large bouquet of flowers with several of our sets (Fresh Cut Peonies, Fresh Cut Dahlias, Fresh Cut Roses, Mini Wild Florals, Vintage Frames).  The video is a bit long because there was a lot involved in making this card (but well worth it!).

First, I started by stamping all of my floral elements.  I stamped our layered peonies in our Ruby, Orchid, Peony and Minted Couture Collection Inks.  Then I stamped my dahlias in our Citrine and Coral (I substituted the Spice Chai for our Red Sangria Ink – can you tell I love my food and beverages from my product names??) Couture Collection Inks.  Then I stamped the leaf clusters and other foliage in our Minted Collection Inks.

I heat embossed the vase in gold embossing powder and stamped and masked the stems inside the vase. After I finished my stamping, I fussy cut the vase and created a gold foil accented ribbon, bow and tags. The tag was created using a tiny sentiment from our Vintage Frames set.  This was a very labor intensive card – not something you can easily mass product but the final bouquet was created with a lot of effort and love.

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Next, I arranged my vase, florals and foliage on my 4×5 1/2 inch panel.  For any type of floral arrangements, I recommend that you plan your arrangements first (without adhesive), take a photo of your final bouquet and then adhere everything on your panel as planned.  This will save you some time from needless rearrangements. I also recommend that you use non-permament/repositionable adhesive because you may want to move some of the elements around later on.

Next, I created an A2 side-folding card base from white cardstock.  I used our gold foil tape and adhered strips to the right and left side for some bright gold foil accents.  The foil accents in the different parts of the card (sides, ribbon, bow and tag) bring the entire project together for a chic and polished finish.

I love how this bouquet turned out.  I was actually ecstatic over the results because the peonies, dahlias and foliage all came together so nicely.  My vision for our Fresh Cut series of stamps was to ensure that all the floral elements worked well with each other.  I’m excited that I have finally built up our floral collection to be able to create such a cohesive bouquet!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and video!  I missed a post for last week so I will be posting another video before this week is over.  So I hope you’ll return to check out my next project (and the rest of the DT projects this week) and maybe even subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!

-Effie

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