A Million Thanks

Hi peeps! How’s it going at  your corner of the world? Vera here today. I am currently enjoying the mild winter weather in the South. Seriously, we were celebrating Christmas in short sleeve T-shirt because it was so warm.

Now that the festivity has passed and time for setting up new year’s resolution. One of my new year’s resolution is to be better at mailing out my handmade cards. I think snail mail is a dying art and it’s important to keep it alive. Like, by actually mailing out thank you card. I tend to just email people a thank you note, but the actual card would be more awesome, right?

So, with that in mind, I start to build up my thank you card stash. Start with this beauty from Always Cherry Blossoms set.

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I first use my Silhouette to cut the curved panel. My poor Silhouette, I used to use it all the time when I used to submit for publication and now it’s been sitting quietly on my desk for a while and only been used now & then. Hah… I actually used it this time just to make sure it’s still working!

Then, I stamped the cherry blossoms branch on the card panel a few times, varying the angle to get different look and colored them with Copic marker. Before adhering the panel to  the card base, I stamped the sentiment which I got from Happiest Peonies set.

Adhere panel with foam tape and add some mixed size dew drops. I really love the fun detail this dew  drop embellishment add to a card. The mix size is definitely the way to go in my book. I always love mixing size. On the flowers itself, I added some liquid enamel for extra texture.

Well peeps, there you have it. A clean but elegant thank you card. I hope you like the card and with that I also want to thank you for all your support for The Ton in 2016. It’s been a pleasure for me bringing ideas for you through The Ton. Thank you for stopping by here and here’s to a fabulous 2017!

Vera

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!!

Hello, my name is Emily…

…and I’m addicted to flowers. Peonies from The Ton, to be exact.

I am so terribly, utterly thrilled to be doing my first post as a Design Team member for The Ton Stamps, and so it took me a few tries to create a card with which I was satisfied. (Perfectionist, much?) Anyway, The Ton’s peony stamps are amongst my favorite stamps… ever…. so I had to create a card marrying my two favorite things: peonies and watercolor.

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I started with a sheet of my favorite Strathmore cold press watercolor paper and heat embossed the blooms and leaves from Peonies 1, 2, and 3 with gold embossing powder. Peonies are out of season right now, so I wanted to come up with a color scheme that was a bit more seasonally appropriate than my typical pink peonies. (Oh, is there anything lovelier than a pink peony?) I decided on a red, black, and white color scheme with touches of gold, and so used my Zig Clean Color markers and Distress Inks in various shades of red and pink to watercolor my flowers. After they and the leaves were dry, I fussy cut them out and went to work on the background.

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I wanted something relatively simple for the background, so as not to detract from the flowers, and so I grabbed the Polka Dot background… that thing is awesome. I hate having to try to line up dinky little polka dot stamps to cover my card front, and this massive 6×6 stamp makes life simpler. Anyway, I stamped the full stamp on some 6×6 card stock so that I could trim the sides down to the optimal size. For the sentiment, I took a strip of black card stock and heat embossed the sentiment (from Large Peony 3) in gold, then trimmed it down and cut flags on the ends. Tip: if you’re using an anti-static powder tool on black card stock, use a regular white pencil eraser after heat embossing to remove that unsightly white halo of powder.

The large scale of these fabulous blooms lend themselves well to large cards; in this case, I was able to create a 5×7 card. I arranged the blooms in a sort of swag on the polka dot panel, popping up the middle bloom to add some dimension. I adhered everything onto a black card base. I think I might be giving this one to my cousin for her wedding… These large cards are great for truly special occasions, and the wedding of my bff is a perfect excuse for this super-sized card!

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I hope you have enjoyed my first post! I am so very excited and honored to be here amongst such talented ladies. Have a fabulous week, friends!

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Hello friends, Mayline here to share my lovely cards.

For the first card that I made, I used our Fresh Cut Peonies stamp set (flowers and leaves) and the Get It Girl stamp set (Sentiments). I stamped the leaves from Fresh Cut Peonies all around of card edges as a border! Doesn’t this card lookso pretty?

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I also made a second card for today. Yeah~ you know I love The Ton’s Shoe Wardrobe stamps 😉 Do you wish you could be a shoe designer? I wish I could. Even though you cannot be a real shoe designer, you can design your own shoe wardrobes or shoe arrangements with The Ton Shoe Wardrobe stamps like I did for my second card 😀

I stamped several shoes from the Shoe Wardrobe 2b. Ed. Outline and then used some Zig Clean Color Real Brushes to color those shoes. For the shoes in the middle, I also used a white gel pen to draw a cute flower pattern!
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For my last card for today, I created another floral card 😀 I love this card’s color combination. What do you think? I stamped the flowers from our  Mini Wild Florals set and the sentiment is, again, from our Get It Girl stamp set. I used Plumberry and Stargazer pigment inks from Mama elephant.

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Thanks so much for visiting 😀

Mayline