Guest Designer: Amy Kolling

Hi everyone!  It’s Amy Kolling here for my first guest post for The Ton!  I am so excited for this month and the opportunity to work with all The Ton’s awesome stamps.  For my first project, I decided to use the adorable Panda Can’t Even stamp set.  
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One of the hardest things about the Panda Can’t Even stamp set was choosing which panda to use!  I created my card with a certain person in mind…..my daughter.  I stamped the panda with black ink and hand trimmed out (but there are dies!).
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To start my card, I adhered a piece of black/white striped paper to a top folding white notecard.  To a white cardstock panel, I blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to the center in a circular pattern.  The beauty of clear stamps is that you can curve them.  So for my sentiment, I curved the “you’re the greatest” sentiment and stamped it with black ink.  I stamped a few stars in red ink and then added some random dots with a black micron pen.  My panda was added to the scene with foam adhesive.
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To finish, I added 2 pinked edges of black cardstock to either side and adhered the whole panel with foam adhesive to the striped notecard.
Thanks so much for joining me here today!
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Also…

HOPE YOU JOIN US FOR THE MARCH CHALLENGE AT THE TON’S CHALLENGE BLOG!

THE THEME FOR MARCH IS “LUCKY

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 There is a $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry!

 

Guest Designer: Taheerah Atchia

Hi everyone, Happy Saturday! It’s Taheerah and I’m so happy to be joining you again for one final time this month as The Ton’s Guest Designer! I’ve had such a great time sharing my creations with you!

One thing I’ve always loved are the layering stamp sets that The Ton come out with. They’re always so well thought out and the level of detail is astounding! When I saw the Party Fans stamp set I completely fell for how fun it looked, and I knew I just had to have some fun with it myself:

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I went with one of my favourite colour combos -pink, mint and gold! Layering the fans really helped them come to life!

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Once I’d stamped all my fans, I set about adding some additional touches to them. I’ve often seen the party fans that have gold foil accents in various patterns, so that’s what I set out to create with the help of my Quickie Glue Pen and some gold glitter!

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I added some extra accents from the Friggin Fabulous set – an oldie but goodie! I then finished up with sentiments from the Brushed You stamp set. I love how there’s a ton going on on the card, but the sentiment really helps lead the eye and doesn’t let you get distracted too much by all the sparkle!

I hope you’ve loved seeing my work here this month! I’ve had such a great time and I want to thank Effie for inviting me to spend some time with you again. Please head on over to my blog to see some of my other work! Thanks for stopping by!

Guest Designer: Taheerah Atchia

Hi everyone, Happy Wednesday! It’s Taheerah and I’m so happy to be joining you again this month as The Ton’s Guest Designer! I’ve been having a ball so far!

The Ton does flower designs like nobody else. There’s always something different or unique about them that sets them apart. The Dahlia Close-Up Cling Background stamp is a perfect example and I couldn’t wait to ink it up:

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With such a striking background, you don’t want the sentiment to distract too much, so I opted for one of the quotes from the Timeless Icons Sentiment stamp set. The subtle look of the sentiments matched the elegance of the design perfectly.

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I’ve barely scratched the surface with both of these stamps! This card design could be easily turned into a coordinating set, and you could still keep it fresh by altering the colours of the embossing powder and watercolouring, and changing up the sentiments too!

I hope you’ve loved my work here today! I’ll be back again soon with something new to share – or head on over to my blog to see some of my other work in the meantime! Thanks for stopping by!

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.

guest_day3_clI went with some watercolor using distress ink using the layered flowers and leaves. It’s so much fun and I love the result. All the layers give a perfect dimension to the flowers and leaves. To create the subtle tone on tone background, I stamped the Stripes background onto a Gray cardstock using similar color of ink.

Hope you got inspired. Happy crafting!

December Guest Designer: Amy Tsuruta

Hi all, it’s Amy Tsuruta again!  I’m back with another project.  It’s my final post as a guest designer and I wanted to do a big shout out to Effie!  Thank you so much for inviting me to play this month.  I had so much fun!  Let’s get to my project, shall we?

I have to be honest, I still haven’t sent out my holiday cards yet.  So I was in search of a fun design and decided to ink up the Darling Flamingos Set.

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I managed to use 6 different colored ink pads on this!  I love those flamingos and how they magically transform as you add each layer.  The Merry Christmas is from the Mistletoe Kisses set.  I didn’t want the Let’s Flamingle to get lost in the design so instead of stamping it underneath the Merry Christmas, I stamped it below the trio of flamingos.

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Thanks so much for stoppin’ by!

November Guest Designer: Stephanie Klauck

Hi everyone, it’s Stephanie here with a card to share using some of the amazing new stamps with the Haute Wedding Dress stamp set. I love the Haute Wedding Dress stamp set because there are so many fun ways to color and embellish the dress. I love thinking of fun new ways to dress it up to make it look unique every time. For today’s card I went way out of the box and coloured the dress with a galaxy design. 😉

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I stamped the image on Strathmore Toned Gray paper and coloured it in with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I am having so much fun experimenting with my colored pencils and this dress is the perfect canvas. I love how how this dress turned out even though it is a little wild lol!

I stamped the Grand Stairway background onto a white cardstock panel with Versamark ink and then I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I trimmed it down so it would fit on the card base with a small border and then I adhered the stamped image on top. I wanted it to kind of look like she was coming down the stairs so I adhered it to the panel, letting it overlap the bottom left corner and then trimmed off the excess.

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I stamped a sentiment from the City Girls: Retail Therapy stamp set onto white cardstock, trimmed it down and adhered it onto the card front. I then added the panel to a grey card base and finished it by adding clear sequins.

Thanks so much for joining me today on the blog! 😉

November Guest Designer: Stephanie Klauck

Hey everyone, it’s Stephanie and I am super excited to be back on The Ton Stamps blog today with a new card. When the newest release came out and I saw the amazing ladies and gent stamps, I was so excited. I love colouring the dresses and creating scenes and I could not wait to ink up the new stamps.

For my card today I used the Plus One stamp set and Born Classy stamp set for the main two images and then I added some greenery from the Floral World stamp set to look like mistletoe. I knew when I stamped the images that I wanted to make the card holiday themed, but I didn’t want to stamp a sentiment on the card front and take away from the scene. So I stamped the ‘mistletoe kisses’ sentiment from the Mistletoe Kisses stamp set on the inside of the card and then I stamped the mistletoe on the card front, to go with it. 😉

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I did all of the stamping on Kraft card stock and then I coloured in the man and the woman with my Prismacolor pencils. I have been having so much fun falling back in love with coloured pencils (or pencil crayons as we call them in Canada) and the fashion images from The Ton are perfect to practice with and learn about shading and dimension and achieving sparkle! I coloured her first with holiday reds for her dress and some white gel pen detail to make it look shimmery and sparkly.

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I then coloured her hair and skin and stamped the handsome tuxedo guy beside her. I coloured him with coloured pencils as well and gave him a standard black tuxedo with white shirt (so classic and timeless) and then I coloured his bow tie to match her dress. I love how the images pop off of the Kraft paper once they’re coloured.

I cut down the panel a bit, adhered it to some silver sparkle card stock and then I adhered the entire thing to a white top-folding card base. I completed the card by adding some clear sequins for some added detail and dimension.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! I’ll be abck later this month with some more cards to share. 😉

October Guest Designer: Justine Hovey

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Hi everyone!

It’s Justine here designing for The Ton Stamps for the next few weeks. I am so excited to get started and show off some of the cards I designed using the Morning Glory Garden Cling Stamp. I used this stamp in FIVE different ways to make FIVE very unique cards.

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This card was created by heat embossing the Morning Glory Garden Cling Stamp in white embossing powder. I simply went over the embossing with distress inks and the embossing resisted the colour to make this really pretty background. I added a simple sentiment using the Basic Labels stamp and topped it off with some Nuvo drops!

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This card is similar to the first one but I used the masking technique to stamp only a certain area of the card. This technique gives you so many possibilities when using the background stamps – just mask off an area and add distress ink and you will create a beautiful card every time. I added a simple sentiment using the Basic Labels stamp and topped it off with some Nuvo drops!

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For this card I used vellum, which gives an elegant look to every card. I embossed it using copper embossing powder and added a sentiment using the Vintage Frames stamp set in the same colour.

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For this card, I cut out one of the flowers from the Morning Glory Garden Cling Stamp. This allowed me to have an embellishment for my card. It also gave me another idea that you can colour in this background stamp and create your own patterned paper! Anyway, I stamped the sentiment from the Brushed Thanks stamp, distressed the edges in yellow ink, and I added the flower.

 

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For my last card, I did the obvious – simply stamped the beautiful background as it is. You can play with the vibrancy of the pattern by adding a piece of vellum for texture. Similar to the copper embossed card, I used the Vintage Frames to add a sentiment.

 

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I hope you enjoyed my video as well as the 5 cards for today. I will be back next Saturday for another post.

 

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

September Guest Designer: Maria Krumbaek

Hello peeps!
It’s Maria from Krumspring – I am super thrilled to be guesting here on The Ton blog this month. I have a lot of colourful cards, that I can’t wait to share. These stamps are awesome!

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Today I am keeping it mostly yellow. The summer in Denmark is over and I need that sun, so what better way to keep it alive than through some summer-inspired cards?

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I decided to use these fantastic ice creams from the Sundae Bar set, as sunbeams around the triangle sun (you will see lots of triangles in my cards ). I think it created such a happy, fun look. Then I added the text from the same set – I have already used that textstamp a lot!

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For my second sunshine card, I combined the Hey Foxy set with the leaves from the Fresh Cut Tulips set. I also added a text stamp from Floral World. I like how these two lovey dovey foxes sits there happy in the sunshine.

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Thank you so much for having me Effie, and I can’t wait to be back here next week with some more cards! Have a happy day!

Love Maria