Holly Branch

Hello, everyone! Jenny here! Today, I would like to share couple of Christmas card I created using our new Holly Branch stamp set. This set is so versatile and it’s so fun to layer stamp like I did on today’s project, or you could just stamp the outline image and color with any coloring medium you’d like!

Let me show you the cards!

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First, I created the main panels by stamping all the layers on kraft cardstocks. The Couture ink colors I used are: Soft Garden Dye, Bright Fern Dye, Basil Mojito Dye, Valentine Red Dye, Lipstick Red Dye, Found Topaz Dye, and Dark Roast Dye. When all the layer stamping was done, I stamped the outline image slightly off-set in Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Sparkle embossing powder. Then, I stamped the sentiment in Noir Dye ink and trimmed both panels down to 4″x5.5″.

For the first card, I embellished the vertical edges of the stamped panel with Glossy Fine Gold Glitter adhesive paper. I popped it up on a red A2 card base with fun foam. I embellished the card with gold thread and some Deck the Halls Couture Mix and the card was done!

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For the 2nd card, I added light coat of Warm Hazelnut Dye ink (only on 2 corners) and splattered some gold paint over the stamped panel. I let it dry completely and heat embossed the vertical edges with gold sparkle embossing powder. I popped up the panel on a black A2 card base with fun foam. I finished the card by adding some Christmas twine and sequins from Deck the Halls Couture Mix.

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Also…

The Ton’s September Challenge is still on! For this month, we have a fun Mood Board Challenge so head over there now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!” *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s projects! Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

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Video: Gold Flourish Holiday Card

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I’m back with another holiday card using our Holiday Flourish stamp set!

I started off by prearranging my flourishes on my acrylic block (these flourishes look great when clustered together).  Next I gold glitter heat embossed the stamps on two corners on an A2 card panel. I set the panel aside and got to working on my holly leaves. The Holiday Flourishes comes with an outline and solid version of the leaves and berries. For this card, I used the outline leaves. After I heat embossed the leaves, I watercolored them using a No 48 Emerald Green and No 40 Green Zig marker. For the berries, I heat embossed the solid version with Red Tinsel embossing powder.

For the sentiment, I heat embossed the banner and stamped the sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink.  Then I die cut the banner using the coordinating dies.  The tiny sentiment from our Christmas Poinsettia set fits perfectly in the banner!  Once I finished my coloring, I die cut the leaves and holly using the coordinating dies.

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Next I blended some Caribbean Turquoise dye ink onto two corners of my heat embossed panel. Then I flicked on white and gold splatters onto the minty corners using our Hampton White pigment ink and my Finetec metallic watercolors.  You can also use the Zig Starry Night palette which is very similar to the Finetec paints.  If you don’t have either, Perfect Pearls work for this technique as well.   I also added stitching to the edges of my panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangle dies.

Next I assembled my holly leaves and berries and adhered them onto the flourishes which created a gorgeous backdrop for the leaf clusters. Then I popped up the sentiment banner with a double layer of foam tape. Lastly, I finished the card by adhering our Dew Drops in a similar pattern to the flourishes.

I love how the card turned out! Before this card, I don’t think I ever gold heat embossed the flourishes (which is crazy because I heat emboss everything).  I’ll be using the flourishes in this set all year round! That’s all for today, folks! Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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Video: Blue Poinsettia Holiday Card

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Hi everyone! I’m back with a video and post for this subtle blended poinsettia holiday card.

I started off by stamping the poinsettias in our Dusty Blue dye inks.  The centers of the poinsettias were stamped using our Smoky Quartz, Soft Garden and Bright Fern Dye Inks. Then I stamped 8 leaves in our Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz dye inks. I die cut everything with their coordinating dies and then assembled the poinsettias by adhering the leaves behind the florals.

Next I blended some Lofty Mint ink onto two corners of a separate A2 sized card panel using a stencil brush.  Then I stamped the sentiment (From Ours mini set) with our Noir Dye Ink. Next I white heat embossed the different berries and sprigs from our Coordinating Outline sets for our Fresh Cut Poinsettias and Holiday Cones in the same minty corners that I blended earlier.  Next I flicked some black splatters onto the panel – for the splatters, I smooshed our Noir Dye ink onto an acrylic block and added a bit of water and flicked the ink onto the panel with an aqua brush.

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Next I created a glittery border with our Glossy Fine Transparent adhesive paper and Double Stitched Rectangular dies (the two largest dies in the set). I popped up the border and poinsettias onto the blended panel with some foam tape.  Then I added some  Waltz White sequins to embellish the card.  I added some extra sequins to cover up some of the bigger black specks!

Thank you all for stopping by today! Join us here tomorrow for a final guest post from the fabulous Amy Tsuruta!

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Mele kalikimaka!

Hello! Emily here with you today to share some tropical holiday inspiration. I know I can get sick of the same old red and green color combinations, so I thought I would mix it up a little and have some fun with blues, pinks, and mint greens today… It almost reminds me of a hokey tropical shirt, Christmas style. 🙂 Let’s move on to the details!

To start, I heat embossed the Poinsettia Garden background stamp onto some Bristol paper with The Ton’s Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I watercolored the card using my trusty Zig markers and a wet paintbrush, then set it aside to dry. I die cut a rectangular frame using the Stitched Rectangle dies and some Mint Green foil paper, covered the back with acetate, then added foam tape all around the edge for my shaker window.

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For the greeting, I used this gorgeous and classy sentiment from Mistletoe Kisses, stamped once in Red Sangria ink, then again (with the help of my MISTI) with Versamark and heat embossed with holographic glitter embossing powder to make it extra sparkly. Now, time to fill the shaker! I wanted a variety of complementary colors that would go well with my holiday tropical shirt background, so I chose Mint Flora Sequins, Peach Whisper, Rose Gold Sequins, Turquoise and Caicos Sequins, and and Mint Pearl Seed Beads. After I had created my shaker mix, I added my acetate window panel over the top, then adhered my greeting over the top of the shaker window, popping it up with dimensional adhesive.

And there you have it! A holiday card that Clark Griswold would probably go nuts for. 🙂 Mele kalikimaka! Hope everybody has a fantastic week and weekend!

Merry & Bright

Hi peeps. Vera here. Well, look at that, we’re already in the middle of the week. I don’t know about you, but I like Wednesday as it means I am only two days away from the weekend. 🙂

I am still growing my Christmas card stash, so… on to more Christmas card from me. This time, I used Fresh Cut Poinsettia (Coord. Outlines) set. And, am so excited that I finally have the Fresh Cut Poinsettia Coordinating Dies. As much as I love fussy cutting, having the dies definitely help. Especially when you’re short on time.
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For this card, I decided to give my ol’ but goody vellum stash some playing time. The vellum just give you a different look and texture that I do enjoy from time to time.

I first stamp and heat embossed all the images on vellum, then color them on the back side with Copic marker. To add some glamorous touch, I used the beautiful Adhesive Glitter Paper Gold. Seriously, this adhesive paper is perfect for adding pretty, fancy glitter without all the mess.

For finishing touch I stamped sentiment from Mistletoe Kisses set and added texture using liquid enamel around the card. Clean, simple, yet it let the flower shine & take the center stage.

That’s all from me today. Enjoy your day and have a fab day! Cheers…

From Our Family To Yours

Good morning, lovely peeps. Vera here today to start off the week here.

So, I’ve been playing quit a bit with Fresh Cut Poinsettias and usually I go with the non-traditional color, but today I chose a color that much closer to the traditional poinsettia color. It’s not quite red, but more in pinky tone. 🙂

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I am mixing it with Outlines Holiday Cones with sentiment from Mistletoe Kisses set.

I first stamped the poinsettia and then masked it before stamping the leaves and the pine cones, which I color with Copic. For the poinsettia I used Rose Quartz, Hollywood Stars and Cosmopolitan Pink. I cut an opening for the candle, by cutting around the top part of the poinsettia. Then I stamped the candle, fussy cut it and insert it on the slit opening.

Come to think of it, I could just leave the masking on the poinsettia and stamped the candle, but I like adding depth and texture to my card. Also, since I love shimmer, I brushed the poinsettia with shimmer marker. Here’s a closer look to show the pretty shimmer.

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Oh, the pretty strip of glitter is the pink glitter tape from the Sampler Pack. I sure do love this glitter tape, since it allowed me to add glitter without the mess.

That’s all from me today peeps. May your week starts off wonderfully. Cheers….

October Guest Designer: Justine Hovey

Hi Crafters,

It’s Justine again, guest designing today for The Ton. I’m super excited to be back with my first Christmas cards of the season (I’m seriously not over Fall leaves and all those great stamps yet though)! Today I will be using three sets from The Ton to create three clean and simple Christmas cards: Holiday Cones, Scripty Holiday Greetings, and Fresh Cut Poinsettias.

 

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This amazing layering stamp Fresh Cut Poinsettias, provides this gorgeous candle. There is so much you can do with it – stamp it in your favourite colours or stamp it in purple and pink for Advent. I stamped some sprigs from the Holiday Cones over top of the candle to make it look like a wreath and topped it off with a sentiment from the Scripty Holiday Greetings set and some embellishments.

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Also from Fresh Cut Poinsettias, I used the poinsettia stamp and stamped it in three different colours – the last being a red-brown colour to really make it pop. I mounted my panel onto some silver matte adhesive back paper I topped it off with a sentiment from the Scripty Holiday Greetings set and some embellishments.

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This last card is quite similar to the previous card, except I decided to do an elegant white on white look for it and top it off with gold embellishments. See how a lack of paper and a classic gold colour makes it stand out while the silver one looks more blingy?

I hope you enjoyed these three Christmas cards and I will be back for my last post next Saturday.

Pretty Packages.

Hi, friends! Emily here with you today to share a festive holiday card. I have always loved those photos on Pinterest of packages that have been lovingly wrapped and decorated with pine boughs, berries, ribbons, etc, and have great plans for doing something similar with my own holiday gifts, but somehow I am always rushing to get the gifts wrapped and out the door, so the most “extra” I usually get on there is a bow and usually a store bought tag. (I know, I’m awful.) As I was looking through my older sets from The Ton, I saw the Grand Bows set and thought, now that we have the Holiday Cones set, why don’t I whip up a little card to look like one of those beautifully wrapped, Pinterest-worthy packages?

I started by stamping the tone-on-tone “wrapping paper” background using the Poinsettia Garden background stamp and Lipstick Red ink. I added a little ink blending around the edges with the same ink color to make it look a little less flat. Next, I cut two strips of the Green Foil adhesive backed paper and laid them perpendicular to each other in the center of the “gift,” trying to make sure they crossed each other somewhere near the center.

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Next, I stamped the berries and pinecones from Holiday Cones using  Crystal Garden     inks, Red SangriaLipstick Red, and Cocoa Collection trio  inks and the spruce sprigs from Holiday Cones Outlines using Everglade Moss. I fussy cut all of the images out, but you can certainly use dies. Mine just haven’t arrived yet. 🙂 Next, I stamped that beautiful, fluffy looking bow from Grand Bows using the darker two shades of the Crystal Garden trio inks and fussy cut it, as well. I arranged all of the foliage in a nice little cluster beneath my bow, removed the bow, and used Press ‘n Seal to pick up my arrangement to add adhesive. I then laid it back down and added the bow over the top with dimensional adhesive.

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For the greeting, I die cut the “Christmas” from Holiday Word dies three times, once from Silver Glitter paper, and twice from cheap watercolor card stock that I don’t want to use for actual watercoloring (haha!!). I glued them all together, then stamped my “merry” from Mistletoe Kisses (actually part of the “merry & bright” stamp, but I just cut off the portion I didn’t need) using Lipstick Red ink.

And that’s it! Typing it out makes it seem more complicated than it is, but I promise it’s not, especially if you have the dies to make the process go more quickly. But isn’t it so pretty? Would be so nice to package a gift card for someone for Christmas!

Well, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! (It’s Thursday, so I can talk about the weekend, right?) Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

August 2016 Guest Designer: Stephanie Klauck

Hi everyone, it’s Stephanie and I’m back with another card to share using the Grand Bows stamp set from the Ton. These bow stamps amaze me every time I stamp with them. They really look like dimensional 3d bows just by stamping a couple of layers with light and dark ink. I love that just by changing up the colour, you can make them work for lots of different occasions.
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I decided to create a birthday card with the bows on this card and used some aqua, green and pink inks to stamp the them. I started off with the largest bows and stamped two of them in aqua. I then stamped two of the medium size in green and one pink one using the smallest bow. I scattered them around the card front and made sure to leave enough space for the sentiment.

I used the birthday sentiment from the Happiest of Peonies stamp set and placed it on the card front as I stamped the bows to make sure I left enough room for it. Once I had all of the bows stamped with both layers, I stamped the sentiment in black ink.

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I decided to embellish the bows a bit instead of leaving them completely plain, so I used a white gel pen and added some polka dots to all of the bows. I then used a glitter marker and added sparkle to all of the dark areas of the bows. I finished the card by adhering it to a piece of silver glitter cardstock and then added the whole panel to a white top-folding card base. I also added some clear sequins for a bit of detail and dimension.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today. I’ll be back next week with one more card to share! 😉