Pretty Plumeria

Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here taking over the blog today! Have you seen our gorgeous October 2017 products? Oh my! I am so in love with the most beautiful floral images and super excited to showcase one of them on my project today! I chose Pretty Plumeria stamp set, because plumeria is very special flower to me. My husband and I had a small but beautiful wedding on the sands of Maui, so my bouquet was nothing but all Plumeria and my hair was decorated with tons of Plumeria as well. It truly brought back the happy memories while I was creating this project. 🙂

Let me show you the card!



I started off by stamping few images from the Pretty Plumeria stamp set on a watercolor cardstock in Versamark. I sprinkled Silver Pearl embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. I stamped the main center Plumeria cluster first, heat set, and masked the image and added on the other smaller images. Masking was very minor, I just used small pieces of Post-it notes and didn’t even have to fussy cut. Then, I colored the image with Stabilo 68 pens. I blended out the pigments with Clear Sparkle pen instead of clear water for shimmer effect. When the coloring of the image was done, I added tiny bit of shadow on the flowers with Light Gray Zig marker. Also, I added blue background with Turquoise Green Zig maker. I let it dry completely.


Next, I die cut the panel down with the largest die from our Small Double Stitched Rectangle Dies and stamped the sentiment (borrowed from Summer Blooms stamp set) in Noir Dye ink. Then I added some natural color twine on the panel and popped it up on a mint color A2 sized top folding card base. I dressed up the card with some Dew Drops and my project was complete!




Be sure to check out our challenge blog for this month! We have a fun Caffeine Mood Board. Pretty pictures of floral arrangement and a cup of coffee along with some fun and clean elements are filling the mood board. Head on over to The Ton Challenge blog  for more details and inspiration! As always one winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton Shop and get the chance to be a guest designer at The Ton Challenge blog!

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That all from me today! Hope you enjoyed today’s project and that I was able to inspire you to go create something beautiful. Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!



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!


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!




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.





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.





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



Floral Border Stamps – 2 ways

Hello everyone! It’s Jenny here and I’m back with 4 cards I created using couple of our floral border cling stamps. I absolutely love how our border cling stamps are designed. They are border images built with clusters of beautiful florals images, and they have a hollow space (Can’t quite think of a right term. Ha!) in the middle, perfect to stamp the sentiments or to create shaker cards using the coordinating dies. For today’s projects, I created a set of fun shaker cards, and another set of quick cards with more loose and artistic look. They look very different, but both were so fun to create! I can’t decide which set I like better!


Quick & artistic look



Products used: Sunflower Border Cling stamp (blue card), Poppy Border Cling stamp (pink card), & The New Pretty stamp set (sentiments).

For these cards, I went with simple and quick but artistic look. I started the card by stamping the border stamps on watercolor cardstock in Versamark ink. Then I heat embossed the images with silver embossing powder and taped the edges down to a sturdy board to minimize warping. I sprayed clean clear water to the embossed cardstock and sprinkled Ken Oliver’s Color Burst Powders. If you don’t have the Color Burst Powders or other pigment powders, no worries, use your favorite watercolors. Pre-wetting the watercolor cardstock (wet-on-wet technique) will give you a similar look. After watching the pigment bloom out few more seconds, I sprinkled on more powder and sprayed more water. You could repeat this process until you are happy with it. I was happy with the look, so I used the heat tool to dry the cardstock. The Color Burst powders I used are Peony & Sap Green for the Poppy Border card, and Ultramarine Blue & Prussian Blue for the Sunflower Border card.



I trimmed the cardstocks down slightly smaller than the A2 size, heat embossed the edges in silver, and stamped the sentiments in Noir Dye ink. I adhered the panels on A2 white card bases, edges dressed up with the Silver Glitter tape (Poppy Border card), and Glossy Fine Silver Adhesive paper (Sunflower Border card). I wrapped the card around with Silver Metallic thread for more dramatic look, and finished it with adding Mixed Clear Dew Drops, Silver Dew Drops, and Glass Slippers sequins.



Shaker cards



Products used: Poppy Border Cling Stamp (blue card), Poppy Border Coordinating Die, Sunflower Border Cling Stamp (pink card), Sunflower Border Coordinating Die, Basic Banner Stamp set, Basic Banner Coordinating Dies.

Our floral Border Cling stamps has a hollow space in the middle of the image, making it perfect to create fun shaker cards. You could cut it out with craft knife, but the coordinating die makes it so much easier!

I started the card by stamping the border cling stamps on watercolor cardstock in Versamark ink. I heat embossed the images in silver and colored them with Color Burst Powders. However, this time I spent time coloring each flowers and leaves, blending and building the colors with Water Brushes. The powder colors I used are: Peony, Ultra Marine Blue, Prussian Blue, Violet, Lemon Yellow, Marigold, Sap Green, and Lime Green.



After the colored panels were good and dry, I die cut them using the largest die from our (Large)Double Stitched Rectangle Dies and also the middle of the panels using the coordinating dies (Poppy & Sunflower). I turned them into shaker frame (double layer of foam tape), filled the frames with shaker bits, closed it up with Glossy Fine Transparent Adhesive paper, and adhered them on A2 white card bases. I filled the Poppy Border shaker card with Blue Lagoon Couture Mix, Fresh Snow Couture Mix, Glass Slippers, and Silver Metallic Sequins. For the Sunflower Border, I filled the shaker up with Pink Diamond Couture Mix, Fresh Snow Couture Mix, Glass Slippers, and Silver Metallic Sequins. I stamped the banner and the sentiment from our Basic Banner stamps in Noir Dye ink, die cut the out with the Coordinating Dies, and adhered them on the card. I adhered some Silver Dew Drops, Glass Slippers, and Silver Metallic Sequins and the cards were complete!





Hope you enjoyed the cards! That’ all from me today!


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To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the monthly theme.

  1. You must use a Ton product as the main focal point of your card or tag.
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Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous day! Happy Crafting!