Video: Happy Engagement Peonies

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Hello everyone and welcome back for another card and video! For today’s project, I created a glittery floral card using our Fresh Cut Peonies, Poppies and Brushed Happy stamps.

First I started by stamping all the blossoms and foliage. For the large peony blossoms, I used my Mini Misti to help me position the second and third layers. I freehanded the rest of the stamping. For the large peony blossoms, I used our Peony Collection Inks and an additional darker hue (Lipstick Red) to get that raspberry hue. For the my greens, I used our Soft Garden, Bright Fern and Basil Mojito inks.

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Once the stamping was complete, I die cut the peonies using the coordinating dies.  For my poppy blossom and leaves, I fussy cut those elements. However, dies for our Fresh Cut Poppies will be available in two weeks!

Next I rose gold heat embossed the large sentiment from our Brushed Happy set and then used the coordinating die to die cut the happy.  Next I created a stitched border panel using our Double Stitched Rectangles (Large and Small). I used the largest die in the Large set and the fourth largest die in the Small set.  I applied some blue glitter adhesive paper to a top folding card base. I positioned the glitter paper so that it would show through the window of my navy border panel.  Next I popped up the border panel onto my card base using foam tape.

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Then I arranged and popped up my flowers and leaves at the corners of my card.  I adhered the Happy sentiment diagonally across my card adhering the areas behind the H and Y onto the florals. Then I embossed the engagement sentiment in the same Rose Gold embossing powder and fussy cut it. Then I popped it up right under the Brushed Happy sentiment. Lastly I added some clear Dew Drops in 7 and 5mm around my sentiment.

That’s all for my card today! I hope you enjoyed today’s post and video.

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Weekend Blog Take-Over With Taheerah Atchia – Day 1!

Hi everyone, and happy Saturday! I’m Taheerah and I blog over at *Fill Your Paper With The Breathings of Your {Heart}* and I’m delighted to be staging a Take-Over of The Ton’s blog today! Over the course of today and tomorrow I’ll be bringing you a few projects that I hope you will love!

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A few words about me, for those who don’t know me!

I’m a 30-plus-a-few Londoner now living in the North West of England with my beautiful cats. I work in IT by day and craft by night! I love all things geeky – having a background in science and working in my profession I guess that can’t be avoided! I’ve always been creative but stamping and cardmaking have truly captured my heart and my imagination. I love experimenting with most styles and am definitely a huge lover of trends. You can find my work on my blog – I’d love it if you stopped by and checked it out! I really thrive on pushing my skills and creative eye to the limit, so my work is frequently packed with techniques, outside-the-box uses of product, and clever details!

I fell in love immediately with The Ton’s unique and highly detailed stamps, particularly those of the diamonds and peonies! I had to add them to my arsenal straight away and couldn’t wait to have a play and show you a project or two! And of course, once you take a look at all the other amazing designs that The Ton has, well, you just have to have them too!

For my first project I’m sharing a piece of wall art featuring Fresh Cut Peonies and Friggin’ Fabulous:

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As you can see, I chose to use the peonies in a watercolour style – how cool is that?! I dampened my watercolour paper and then spritzed the stamps with water after inking to help the ink to spread! I still used all the layer-building capabilities of the stamps but with the soft dreamy look of a watercolour – love!

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I just love the sentiments from Friggin’ Fabulous – and their unique nature too! I used a few of them to build my sentiment to add a bit of a funky touch to an otherwise traditional-looking piece!

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My next project shows off the detailed nature of those peonies and just why I fell in love with them so much:

You're Wonderful Card

I am so completely in love with this card! Lots of layers, funky embellishments and gold and glitter – Heaven! Aren’t those peonies *incredible*?! I stamped them in various tones of creams, pinks and corals!

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If you look closer at the background you should also be able to see the *amazing* detail you can get from the Peony Garden Background stamp – stunning! I heat embossed it with semi-dull clear embossing powder for a subtle finish, almost like a letterpress effect!

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Of course, Friggin’ Fabulous featured for the sentiment again! I can’t get enough of those wonderful brush script words!

I hope you’ve loved today’s projects! Please join me again tomorrow for more – and please do leave a comment and let me know whether you’ve loved what you’ve seen today! Thanks for stopping  by!

Video: Masking Layered Peonies for a Background

Hello everyone, Effie here today! I hope you all have had a fabulous weekend and are enjoying the day off today.  For today, I created this card and a video on how I made it.

peony bg congratsI used our Fresh Cut Peonies layering stamp set and the sentiment from Shoe Wardrobe Filled set.

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I masked a lot in this card and did a little heat embossing for the sentiment.  Here is the video:

It’s my custom to hand stamp (and handwrite) small thank you cards for all of the orders the come in.  It gives me a chance to play with all of my stamps and gives all you fabulous crafters out there a first hand look at some of our stamps.  A couple of months ago I created these thank you cards:

I wanted to create an actual card using the same technique because I absolutely ADORE this look. I’m obsessed with floral backgrounds at the moment. It’s also a different way of using your stamps.  So in addition to creating bouquets and centerpieces, you can create a beautiful vintage looking background too!  It’s so easy to get inspired. Just go onto Pinterest and search for peony backgrounds or floral backgrounds. You won’t be disappointed in what comes up.

For my card, I started off with a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 80lb Neenah Solar White card panel by stamping the layered peonies first in Memento Angel Pink dye ink, Hero Arts Bubble Gum dye ink and My Favorite Things Razzle Berry hybrid ink.  After I stamped the blooms, I created masks for the flowers.

  • Tip #1: Create several masks for your flowers prior to starting your stamping! This will make your life easier 🙂
  • Tip #2: Create some plastic/acetate masks because your dye inks will not bleed through. You can use any plastic you find on packaging for everyday things you buy.

After I created the masks, I temporarily adhered them onto the coordinating blooms on the card.  Then I stamped the leaves and stems with My Favorite Things Spearmint hybrid ink, Hero Arts Green Hills dye ink and Simon Says Stamp Fern Dye ink.

After I finished stamping I die cut the card panel to create the stitched outline around the card panel. I used Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Rectangles – I used the largest die in the set which measures 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.

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Then I used my handy dandy MISTI tool to stamp the Congratulations sentiment (from the Shoe Wardrobe Filled stamp set) onto my card panel. I use the MISTI to help align all my sentiments. I used to stamp all my sentiments crooked before MISTI came into my life 😉  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and then heat embossed it with Ranger Gold Tinsel embossing powder.

After the card panel was finished I adhered it onto some heavy 110lb Neenah Solar White card stock.

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I hope you enjoyed my video, card and post for today! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all enjoy your Memorial Day and to remember all the veterans who have fought for us.

-Effie