Birthday Magnolias

Hi all. Vera here today. After experiencing my coldest winter by far in Houston a couple weeks ago, I am ready for the pretty spring weather and all the pretty flowers the season brings. This tropical girl definitely not made for below freeing temperature.

For this card, I started by stamping the flowers from Magnificent Magnolias set with Caviar ink pad. Then colored them all with Copic markers.

Once done, I die- cut all the pieces. I cut a strip of patterned paper and adhere it to the bottom of the card base. Arrange all the flowers and adhere to card base. For the sentiment, I decided to combine sentiment from Peony Laurel and from Grouped Fresh Peonies. I find combining sentiment from different sets is a great way to get more out of your stamp sets.

Looking at this card, I sure wish our magnolia tree will make it. Most of our plants didn’t make it through the one week of freezing temp. Anyhoo… I hope you enjoy today’s card and may your Friday be a good one and you have a great start to the weekend. Cheers…

Magnificent Magnolias

Hi everyone. Hope you all are doing well during this stay at home moment.

I spent this past weekend, crafting quite a bit. I must be on a roll, cause I ended up with 2 cards for today. Hah! Let’s start with the 1st one, shall we?

I decided to show this older but timeless set called Magnificent Magnolia. I haven’t done ink blending for a while, so thought it’s about time to practice again. To start, I adhere two strips of post-it-note for masking on a panel. Blend in The Ton Azurite, Hot Tourmaline and Soft Garden ink with blending brush.

Once that done, remove the strips, splatter some black watercolor. Let dry. Stamp and fussy cut the flowers and adhere to card.  Then I die cut the letters using  Modern Alphas Coverplate Die and colored the letters with Copic. Adhere to panel. Then I adhere the panel  to card base with foam adhesive.

I did the first card with cool colors, so for fun, I made another one with warm colors.

For this one, pretty much same steps and I used Coralline, Iris Blooms, Grand Fuchsia, Soft Garnet. I did added a strip of patterned paper to change the look a bit and for sentiment, I used sentiment from Confetti Borders. I simply love the combo of large and small font. It create a very modern look in my opinion.

So, there you go. 2 cards with same techniques, but different look. I hope you like them and may they help inspire you to get crafty. This is very weird time for sure and we all doing our best to stay safe and sane. And, crafting definitely help me, well when mojo cooperate, because sometime, mojo can be very hard headed and just like, uh, uh, nope, not doing it. Am for sure taking advantage when it decided to play nice & help me create.

That’s all from me today. Hope you all stay safe, stay well and be kind to one another



Video: No Line Magnolias + Giveaway Announcement

Hello and welcome back to our blog! I wanted to pop in today to share this card and video that I made for World Cardmaking Day.  I am also announcing a new giveaway to celebrate today and also announcing the winner of our October Release Giveaway. Be sure to scroll down for all giveaway information.

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This card was a huge experiment for me. I have never done no line watercoloring with such a bold background. I’ve seen so many watercolor artists on Instagram painting this way so I decided to try it out. The artists on Instagram usually draw their images in pencil and then watercolor over their drawing. However, for my project, I stamped our Magnificent Magnolia cluster a light ink (Vanilla Frosted Cupcake or Ballet Slippers will work) and applied watercolor around it and obtained a similar result! I am using Ken Oliver Color Bursts to paint today.

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After I stamped my floral image, I wet the paper surrounding my image with clean water. I wanted to create a blended background first. After I dropped in bits of green (I mixed a bit of lime green, naples yellow and burnt umber) I added a little bit of turquoise for brightness. Then I blended it all together.

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Next I added a bit of shading to my magnolias using diluted black watercolor paint. It’s better to build up your layers of color when you watercolor so you get a richer and better quality result. This does take patience but the result is worth it. For my branches, I used Sepia Color Bursts. Next I added a deeper green to my background for a bold contrast for my magnolias. I used Terre Vert Color bursts.

After I finished painting, I dried the panel completely and added opaque white splatters using Liquitex Acrylic Paint. Then I dried the panel again and stamped my sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink. Next, I trimmed my panel to A2 size and adhered it onto a side folding cardbase. Lastly, I embellished my card using our Clear Rhinestones.

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Hope you all liked my card for today!

October Release Giveaway Winner

The winner of our October Release giveaway is Sharon Clark! Congratulations, Sharon! Please email me at THETONSTAMPS@GMAIL.COM with the stamp of choice from our October Release and a shipping address.

WCMD Giveaway

In honor of this day, we’re giving away one stamp set of choice. Just leave a comment here and let us know which stamp set in our entire collection is your absolute favorite. We’ll pick a winner in a new blog post tomorrow.


Daffodil Greetings 3x4

Daffodil Greetings, 3×4 Photopolymer Clear Set (Designed by Eunji)

This stamp will not be available for purchase until November 2017.

PROMOTION: Our GWP (Gift with Purchase) for our October release is our new 3×4 Daffodil Greetings set (die not included in promo). This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount of $100 (one hundred dollars) is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until October 9 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them). **There must be a new October release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP.**

The Ton Challenge

If you’re getting your craft on today, 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!

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.*


October Caffeine Mood Board

Thanks for stopping by and making The Ton a part of your day!




Magnolias – Alcohol Ink Coloring – Video

Hello, everyone! It’s TaeEun here today sharing a floral card colored using alcohol ink with you. Did you enjoy our Fall Release last week ? Aren’t the new stamp sets awesome? I love them all, but the floral sets including one of my favorite flowers, magnolias have stolen my heart.

For today’s post I’ve created a CAS one layer card using Magnificent Magnolias. The large floral images of this set are great for alcohol ink coloring.

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I started off by silver heat embossing the magnolias on a glossy cardstock. I then colored the magnolias by dripping the alcohol inks on the image. I tilted the paper to move the inks to the direction I wanted. I used Flamingo and Shell Pink for the flowers, and Limeade and Hazelnut for the stems. To create the soft background I applied the rubbing alcohol first and then added Aqua and Pool alcohol ink drops on it and moved the inks to the area I wanted to color. After the panel was completely dry, I stamped the sentiment ‘Many Thanks’ from Large Florals: Carnation in black archival ink and silver heat embossed the small sentiment from Occasion Confetti. I mounted the panel on my light blue cardbase and scattered some Glass Slippers Round Confetti onto the card to finish it off.

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As some of you wanted to see how I color using alcohol inks, I’ve filmed the coloring process. The most important part in this method is to control the amount of alcohol inks to stay inside of the embossed image, which is actually very hard. But there is no reason for discouraging yourself, as the alcohol inks are very forgiving as well. Hope you’ll enjoy my video and give this coloring technique a try!

The Ton’s September Challenge is now live! 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.)


Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I was able to inspire you with my card!

Have a wonderful day!