Stretching your stamps!

Good morning! Emily here with you today on how I use my stamps from The Ton to create some lovely framed prints for my craft room. I have always wanted to have a room where I could have pink accents… My husband isn’t huge on pink (though what man is, amirite?), so all of our common areas in our old house were to be pink-free. However, I now have a craft room all to myself, so I have been accenting the pretty aqua and white color scheme with touches of pink. Very shabby chic. I absolutely adore the shape of the new peonies (Large Peonies 4 and 5), so I wanted to use them as some artwork for my walls. Let’s get started on the details!

I wanted to do some no-line coloring using my colored pencils for these projects, because my Zig markers fade far too quickly and, well, I honestly don’t have enough confidence with my Daniel Smith watercolors to try no-line watercoloring haha! I believe Prismacolors are lightfast, meaning they won’t fade (or at least not as quickly as Zigs). I started by stamping the flowers and foliage from Large Peony 4 and 5 on some Strathmore paper specifically designed for pencil coloring using some very pale gray ink. I then used my Prismacolor pencils and blender pencil to color all of the images.

I then die cut each flower with their coordinating dies (Large Peony 4 dies and Large Peony 5 dies). I purchased some inexpensive 5×7 frames from my local big box store. I cut some white shimmer paper in 5×7 and 4×6, then added a 4.25×6.25 mat of black card stock to frame the edges of the peonies.

Here they are mounted on the wall by my blogging calendar and my milk glass hen-on-nest collection. Don’t they look so pretty on the wall?? I think these would be a great gift idea, as well. I love how generously sized the Large Peony line is from The Ton… they make beautiful cards and beautiful artwork, too!

I hope I’ve inspired you to put your own stamps from The Ton to work outside of a card front! Have a marvelous day!!

Floral Shaker Cards

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great week so far 🙂 ! It’s TaeEun here today with two floral shaker cards. Using beautiful floral stamps and coordinating dies you can assemble a shaker card easier than you might think!!!

I’ve picked Wildflower Banner and Large Peony3 for my cards.

Let’s take a look at my first card.

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To start off I’ve made the alcohol ink background panel on Yupo paper. I sprayed rubbing alcohol on Yupo and added alcohol inks on it by dripping and spread them by blowing. I used pink, yellow and green shades, as I planed to color the florals in the same color scheme. Set the alcohol ink panel aside, I stamped Wildflower Banner on a Bristol smooth paper in embossing ink and heat embossed it in gold. I colored it using Zig brush markers and clear glitter pen. Did you know that we have a Boutique section in our shop where you can buy the Zig brush markers and glitter pens as well? The sentiment is from Wildflower Banner stamp set as well. I stamped it in Noir and clear heat embossed it for some shine.  I die cut the image with Coordinating die and once again from a white fun foam. The frame was cut using two of the Double Stitched Rectangle dies (Large) from Adhesive foil paper gold and from a white fun foam as well.

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Now it’s time to assemble the shaker card! I adhered a piece of clear acetate under the frame and the Wildflower Banner image using Liquid glue and then the die cut fun foam underneath. I put Belle’s Dress and Guava Sparkle Couture Mix into the wells and mounted the background panel. To finish off I added some dots on the flower centers using Pico embellisher.

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On the second card I used coordinating dies to make a shaker window.

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First I die cut a A2 sized watercolor cardstock with the Coordinating dies for the large peony and a leave from Large Peony3 as shown in the picture. I left the right edge uncut so that I can build the well for the shaker elements. I stamped and gold heat embossed the image on the positive die cuts and colored them with Zig brush markers. I mounted the peony and the leave on my card base.  I then colored the negative die cut panel with some Distress inks and splattered gold watercolor.

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To assemble the shaker card I added the clear acetate sheet and foam adhesives under the front panel, put Medallion Gold sequins mix, Princess Glam, Violet Sprinkle and I Dream in Peach Couture Mix in the shaker window and mounted the card base with the colored images on the front part of the shaker card. I die cut the sentiment from Adhesive foil paper gold using hugs word die and added some branch cut with Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies which I colored with gold watercolor. To finish off I added a strip of pink glitter tape on the right edge.

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THE TON CHALLENGE

The Ton Challenge for May is a Tic Tac Toe challenge🙂 ! Can you find a combination on our Tic Tac Toe board which you like to try? One winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton’s Shop. On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our guest and fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

 

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That’s it from me today! Hope I could inspire you with my cards!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

TaeEun

Video: Love and Hugs Watercolor Peony

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Hello everyone, Effie here! Today I have a video on how I watercolored our Large Peony 2 with colorburst powders.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing our Large Peony 2 and leaves on watercolor paper. Then I watercolored the images using my Marigold Colorburst. After the paint dried, I die cut the images with their coordinating dies. Next I rose gold heat embossed the sentiment from our Brushed Love set and die cut the sentiment with the coordinating die. The Sending and Hugs portion of the sentiment is from the same set and I white heat embossed them onto gray cardstock. Then I fussy cut them into “labels”.

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Next I blended some Caribbean Turquoise and Miami Cool Dye Inks onto a card panel using a stencil brush. Then I trimmed the panel on each side (except the top) and popped it up onto a side folding A2 cardbase.  Then I popped up my peony, leaves and sentiment with foam tape. Lastly, I embellished my card using our 7 and 5mm Clear Dew Drops.

I made additional variations of this card using our other Large Peony and Brushed sentiment sets.

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For this card, I used our Large Peony 1 and Brushed You sets. I colored in the peony using my Wisteria Colorbursts.

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For this card, I used our Large Peony 3 and Brushed Hugs set. I colored this peony in using my Peony Colorbursts.

The leaves for all three cards were colored using a combination of Terre Vert, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre and Prussian Blue Colorbursts.

That’s all for today! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and video!

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Don’t forget to stop by our Challenge Blog! Anything Goes this month for a chance to win $50 to our shop!

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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