You Make Me Happy

Hi peeps. Vera here. What attracted me to The Ton on the first place is their flower sets. I think The Ton have some of the most beautiful flower sets that’s available out there. And, one of my favorite is this Sending Peonies set.

And, let me just say that when Effie told us that she’s coming out with coordinating dies for the set, I squealed with delight. I’ve been wanting to use this set to create a card where the flowers actually hanging out of the card, just like my card today.

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I make the card base skinnier than usual card size, so it can still fit on standard size envelope. Stamped and heat embossed the peonies with glittery gold embossing powder and then I colored it watercolor marker. Once that done, I die cut the image and adhere it to the card base.

I think by making the flower hanging out of the card base create a more fun visual interest. then, I thought it was a bit too plain, so I added a butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies 1 (cut with its coordinating dies). The sentiment is from Got You set.

I still feel something missing once I did all of this, so to tie all the design together, I decided to add a little bit more details with random stenciling. Then, I am happy with the result. Sometime it’s a balance of deciding when to add and when to stop.

Here’s a close up look of the flowers. Those glitters really shiny, right?!
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I hope you love this card as much as I love making it. That’s all from me today. Thank you for stopping by here and don’t forget to play along with our current March challenge. You can find all the info and enter the challenge HERE.

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Cheers….. 🙂

Vera

So Suzy Stamps & The Ton Collaboration Hop Day 2

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Hello and welcome back to Day 2 of our Collaboration Hop with the fabulous So Suzy Stamps!  If you’re joining us for the first time today, be sure to check out Day 1 because that is where most of the action is and where you can leave comments to win our collab giveaways. We are still celebrating the hop today (Day2) and tomorrow (Day 3) and you can find some of the hop participants from yesterday posting throughout this week to celebrate!

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For today, I created a faux watercolored card using Suzy’s beautiful cling Peony stamp and the rose stamp from our Scripty Greetings set.

I started off by coloring Suzy’s Peony stamp with three shades of pink Zig markers (No. 200 S. Almond Pink, 202 Pink Peach and 27 Dark Pink). Then I spritzed a little bit of water onto the stamp and stamped right onto my watercolor panel.  I did this a few times to cover the edges of my panel with beautiful pink watercolor peonies.  Next I added some smaller watercolor florals using the larger semi solid rose stamp from our Scripty Greetings set. I colored this stamp with the 202 Pink Peach and 27 Dark Pink.  I spritzed onto the stamp twice and stamped around the larger peonies to make the floral arrangements fuller.  The two sizes of the Peony and the Rose complement each other very nicely!

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I applied the same technique to the leaves: I colored the leaves with a green zig marker, spritzed water and stamped along the florals. Once the “watercoloring” was finished, I stamped the sentiment onto the panel with our Noir Dye ink using my Mini MISTI. Then I trimmed the watercolor panel about an eighth of an inch at the top and bottom edges.

Next I stamped our Minor Stripes onto a separate card panel with our Crystal Pewter dye ink. I trimmed two strips and applied those striped strips onto the top and bottom edges of a top folding A2 card base. I also adhered two strips of Silver Holographic Adhesive Paper below the gray stripes to add a bit of sparkle and interest to my card. After I adhered the watercolor panel onto the base, I glued on some new Silver Holographic sequins onto my card.

Thank you everyone for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other hop participant blogs that have posts for you today as well!

  1. The Ton <—- You are here!
  2. So Suzy Stamps
  3. Emily
  4. Ceal
  5. Giada
  6. Laura Jane
  7. Josephine
  8. Justine
  9. Martha
  10. Monica
  11. Nupur
  12. Olesya

There are giveaways! $25 GC So Suzy Stamps, $25 The Ton and a fabulous Bunkie Bag that can hold your MISTI and other stamping supplies while you’re on the go!  Leave a comment on the blogs from Day 1 of the hop by November 24, 11:59PM EST.  Winners will be announced on November 25th in time for some Black Friday Shopping!

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Trending with the Ton

Hello, everyone! LauraJane here today for our monthly Trending with The Ton post.

If you’re new to this feature, this is where we spotlight a few projects that we’ve noticed. Don’t be discouraged if we haven’t featured you yet; we’re always on the lookout for fabulous creations featuring The Ton…but, to increase your chances of being spotted, tag your social media posts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube) with #theton or #thetonstamps.

If we share your work on a Trending with The Ton post, we’d love for you to display our badge proudly!

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Today’s Trending with the Ton highlights are from our Facebook Page Wall.

First up is: Homemade Cards From Erin using our HUG in a MUG  set in a delightfully cozy way..LOVE the way you have colored the teapot Erin!

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Next we have a LOVELY card from Kevin Devine, coloring the Happiest Of Peonies with my personal favorite mediums, Zig Clean Color Brush Markers..also known as ZIGGYs. Kevin embossed the Peonies and sentiment with Rose Gold EP. The BOLD black and white background really makes the peonies pop!

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And next is a Gorgeous in Lavender card by Michelle Borsack  inking the  Large Peony 2 stamp in black and again in gold to achieve a golden glow .clarity2bsympathy2b12bwm1

Last but not least, I found two projects from Nancy Penir  on Instagram.

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Nancy use the Marvelous Cling Background in gold as a backdrop to the cozy cup from TEA PARTY..I LOVE the golden Round Bokeh Burst  on vellum:)

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This Gorgeous tag from Nancy has the Sending Peonies adorning the Haute Wedding Dress in shades of autumn! Have you seen the coordinating Die  for our Bride?

LOVELY projects everyone:)

After all the excitement of the new Fall Release we  can’t wait to see what YOU come up with YOUR new stamps and The Ton Goodies!!  Whether they be our couture stampsdies, or gilding, be Sure to remember to ##### your lovely work with  #theton or #thetonstamps on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube to better your chances of being spotted:))

Hope you Have a HAPPY day Crafting!!

LauraJane

 

Lovely Peony Bloom

Hi there lovely peeps. How’s thing going? Vera here today.

For today, I sure would like to wish you all a lovely day. To convey my message, I played with Peony Garden Cling Background and made this card.
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I venture out and played with some unusual color combo. I used Cali Blue, Caribbean Turquoise, Bright Emerald, and Miami Cool ink pad to color the flowers. I wouldn’t say that this is my typical color combo and honestly it took me a while to decide whether I like it or not. Yes, it finally grew on me, although I wouldn’t say this is something that I’d do often. It is unique though, at least for me.

I dabbed the ink pad directly on the cling background stamp. I simply wiped the area where I don’t want the color and even if there’s some overlap that’s okay. That’s the beauty of using various color on one piece of stamp. Once that done, I trimmed the panel in angle and finish the card by stamping the sentiment from Graceful Rose and of course, I couldn’t do without sprinkling some Bermuda Blue sequins and Soft Mint Gelato Couture Mix.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope my card inspire you to try out new color combination that you normally wouldn’t consider. Thank you so much for stopping by here and we appreciate all your support for The Ton. Enjoy your Friday!

Addicted to Coloring ?

Hello and welcome to The Ton blog today!

It’s TaeEun hosting the first Post as the newest DT member! I can’t say how much excited I am to be here with you!!! I’m looking forward to having fun and inspiring crafty experience with all of you and amazingly talented The Ton DT members! 

For whom doesn’t know about me and my card making style, I decided to show my love to color (mainly pretty floral images :)) in my first post.

I’ve chosen Nr.3 of the Large Peony collection as the main image and used a leaf from the Large Peony 1 to create my composition. I colored the image using 3 different coloring media. The Large Peony Collection with big and bold flower images is great to color with any coloring medium.

Let’s get started with the first card colored using Alcohol inks.

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To start off I stamped the image with an embossing ink on a glossy cardstock and heat embossed it using our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. This gorgeous embossing powder gives lovely light peach shade and I chose the color scheme for my flower consistant to it. The coloring of a heat embossed image using alcohol inks is possible, as the raised outlines keep the ink inside of the image. After dripping the ink onto the image, I carefully tilted the paper to move the ink to the desired direction. I used Sunshineyellow, Lemonade, Pink Sherbet and Shell Pink for the flower, Citrus and Botanical for the leaves.

For the background I stamped the Haute Stripes Stamp using Rose Quartz Dye ink on my card base. After stamping the sentiment from the Thanks a Bunch set in Noir Dye ink, I foam mounted the fussy cut flower image on the lower right corner.  My choice to embellish this card was  Cinderella’s Ride Couture Mix and of course I Dream in Peach Couture Mix.

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The second card for today has the same layout like the first one, but this time I’ve water colored the flower using Glitter brush pens.

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The peony was heat embossed in Rose Gold and the leaves in green. I wanted some yellow shade in the flower, so I used yellow Glitter brush pen beside Solar red and Pink Champagne to color it. For the Haute Stripes I used this time Lemon Drop Dye ink.  The red and yellow sequins I added are from the Flamenco Sunset Couture Mix. And this card features also one of the must-have-sequins: Glass Slippers.

Here is the close-up! I wish I could have caught the shimmer in the picture.

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The last card I have for today shows the same image colored with Prismacolor pencils on kraft. Blue pencils on a kraft cardstock is one of my favorite combinations.

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For this one layer card I stamped the peony in our Azurits Dye ink and the leaves in Soft Garden Dye ink. I then colored the flower petal by petal in blue shades with some purple accents. After I’ve finished coloring, I added beige border to pop up the image. The sentiment ‘grateful’ in Grape Crush Dye ink and ‘for you’ in Hampton White Pigment ink are from the Thanks a Bunch stamp set. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Midnight Frost Couture Mix and Glass Slippers sequins.

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Thank you so much for taking a walk along with me through this long post today!!!

I hope you enjoyed my cards and I could inspire you to have some coloring time!!!

Happy Crafting!

TaeEun

 

 

 

You are fabulous! (Haute Stacks)

Hello, everyone! It’s Jenny here taking over the blog today. Hope you are having a wonderful week! I would love to share a beautiful shaker card I created using our Haute Stacks stamp set, “fabulous” word die, lots of gorgeous sequins, gold foil adhesive paper, and glitter tape!

Here is the card!

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  • I started the card by stamping  the larger haute stack image in our Noir Dye ink on a A2 sized Arches cold press watercolor paper.  I colored the image and the background with Peerless Watercolors (Lip Smackin’ Pink, Bubble Gum, Blush Rose Pink, and Mixed Berry) and distress inks (Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose). I also splattered Gansai Tambi Starry Colors (Champagne gold and White gold) and let it dry completely.
  • I layer stamped the peony and leaves images using The Ton Couture Color inks. The colors I used are: Orchid Collection, Peony Collection, and Ruby Collection for the peonies. I used Crystal Garden Collection for the leaves. The 3 different shades in each of these fabulous Ink collections go so well together! After layer stamping all the peonies and the leaves, I fussy cut them out.
  • I die cut a black frame and adhered rose color glitter tape from our sample pack all to add some sparkle! I love our glitter tapes and you can see I use them quite often on my projects. I adhered acetate and foam tape on the back to turn the frame into a shaker frame.
  • I filled the shaker frame with Rose Gold Mirror Ball Couture Mix, Burnt Caramel sequins, Creamy Toffee sequins, Cabernet sequins, Dulce sequins, Glass Slippers sequins, and Pink Petal Flora sequins. I think they are so lovely mixed all together! I closed up the shaker with the haute stack watercolored panel and adhered the shaker on a black card base.
  • I die cut the word “fabulous” on our Matte Gold Adhesive Foil paper. I removed the backing and adhered it on the middle of the card. Using the adhesive paper makes it so much easier to adhere delicate word dies on the projects!
  • I adhered the layer stamped peonies and the leaves on 2 corners of the card. On the top left corner, I also added gold embroidery thread and the sentiment from our Basic Labels. I finished the card off by adding some sequins.

 

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That all for today! Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

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Foil In-Laid Petal Cut Peonies

Hello! It’s LauraJane, Hope your weekend was fabulous!

Today I have a card that uses the In-Laid die cut technique with the Petal Cut Peonies Standalone Dies. The task could be pretty challenging without the help of a household product, Press’n Seal. Here is a card I made previously with regular colored cardstock. For today, I’m using  Adhesive Foiled Papers.

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The Process:

 

  • Moving on to the peonies,I started out by cutting two large blooms from Petal Cut Peonies Standalone Dies on Adhesive Foil Paper – Purple .Very carefully, with the paper cuts still in the metal dies, I firmly pressed plastic PRESS’n SEAL over the entire bloom backing. Gently pulling the die out of the metal and flipped it over, leaving the whole die cut on the PRESS’n SEAL.
  • Repeat this entire step with Adhesive Foil Paper – Light Pink  (Now I have Four cut peonies, two in Purple, and Two in Light pink)
  • Next, I peel off the outline of one bloom from the PRESS’n SEAL, leaving some of the inner cuts on the plastic, a small stylus can be used to help push the inner cuts from the outline.
  • Now place the outline cut on the card front and piece, or In-lay, the smaller inner cuts back inside the outline using the lighter or darker foil paper for contrast. The adhesive foil makes it a clean and simple task to stick everything together:))
  • I also cut the leaves from Adhesive Foil Paper – Apple Green  and Mint .
  • Layer the greenery around the blooms. Remember, the adhesive Foil Paper makes this SUPER easy!IMG_1170
  • I ended up stamping a repeat of a smaller sentiment in the same ink as the polka-dots after quickly masking off the area..
  •  I Embossed the main sentiment from Graceful Rose in Liquid Platinum on vellum.

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I encourage you to give this In-Laid die cut technique a try! It is well worth the effort.

LauraJane:)

Coloring on Kraft

Hello and Happy Friday to ya! It’s LauraJane sharing a card I have been coloring along for the #thedailymarker30day challenge with Kathy Rac. There has been so much amazing coloring going on in the galleries:)) I’m sad to see the challenge come to an end.

The this card I chose the Happiest of Peonies set…. plus the lone bloom from Sending Peonies, because I kind of missed the edge of my Neenah Desert Storm Kraft CS and needed another bloom to balance it out. Ha! (Never fear, one can always create a mask and add more flowers right??)

I used the Couture Color – Hampton White Pigment on Kraft for the stamped images.and set the heat tool on it for a few minutes. Then grabbed the Spectrum Noir Aqua markers for a change from the Ziggys. I LOVED how these markers blended on the paper!

This was all that I colored the first night.

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The next morning I added more colors, being careful to leave just a bit of uncolored areas in each petal for a highlight.

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The last morning I realized I had forgotten to color the middle of each bloom. So I added deeper shades as you can see below . Then I went a bit DOT crazy for the background.

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To finish the card I trimmed it down with the  Double Stitched Rectangle Dies, matted it with some Dark green CS and mounted it on a piece of CS stamped with Minor Stripes Cling Background in Smoky Quartz Dye.

The sentiment is from Sending Peonies inked in Everglade Moss.

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This one just makes me HAPPY DANCE:)) Some cards just do that for me:)

Hope it inspires you to create something that makes you HAPPY too!

LauraJane:)

 

 

 

June Guest Designer: Melania Deasy

Hi everyone! It’s Deasy here. I’m so excited to share my first card as The Ton’s June Guest Designer. I played with the Happiest of Peonies. This stamp sets is so gorgeous and I love the sentiment!!

First, I stamped the florals with Versamark, added gold embossing powder, colored it using watercolor and then I cut it out with my scisssor.

To color the background, I’m used some Dye Ink with a blending tool then I splashed some water with my brush. Then I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Black. For the embellishment, I add some clear sequins.

I’ll be back with some more posts this month as the June Guest Designer!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Gray leaves?

Hi, friends! Emily here today with a pair of love-y cards with a very non-traditional, yet feminine, color scheme. Color is one of my most favorite elements of coming up with a card design. I get so inspired by a new and exciting color combination. If you’ve seen much of my work before, you know that I’m pretty literal when it comes to floral color schemes. I don’t venture too much outside of the “pink/purple flowers, green leaves, contrasting background” box. Today, I thought I’d mix it up a bit and use a neutral for the leaves.

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For this first card, I used that fabulous floral swag from Happiest of Peonies to create a floral border, which I heat embossed with white satin pearl embossing powder around the edge of an A2 sized piece of watercolor paper (which I die cut from the Double Stitched Rectangle dies). I then used my Zig markers to color those beautiful peonies in shades of pink. Effie’s video from last week reminded me of how wonderfully the Zig markers blend with each other, as well as with water. So, instead of just using one marker and blending and shading with a wet paintbrush, I used the Sugared Almond Pink and Pink markers to color the large hot pink peonies. I started by laying down the darkest color towards the center of the flower, then used just the tip of my light pink marker to pull that color out, then, after cleaning the tip off on some scratch paper, I used the full strength pale pink to complete the blend. I did blend all of the flowers a little bit further with my wet paintbrush, as well.  I used just the Sugared Almond Pink for the large pale pink peonies, and the buds are just colored with the Pink Zig marker. Now, those neutral leaves: I used Light Gray to color them, doing some light blending with my wet paintbrush. The Zig Clean Color line has quite a few grays, and I tried to take into account the cool grays vs the warm grays. The white pearl embossing powder has a bit of a cool, silvery look to it, so I made certain to choose all cool colors. The pinks have undertones of blue, and the Light Gray marker is definitely one of the cooler grays in the bunch. The sentiment from Brushed: Happy was heat embossed in silver on vellum, then popped up with clear dimensional adhesive. The finishing touch was a few sequins: Glass Slipper and Light Plum.

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My next card combines the beautiful peonies from Sending Peonies with one of my all time favorite images from The Ton: Haute Wedding Dress. I started with another A2 watercolor panel die cut with the Double Stitched Rectangle dies and heat embossed the floral swag from Sending Peonies in the corners. I colored the flowers and leaves using the same method as the previous card, letting the smaller flowers fade into the background a little more with the pale pink, and blending the two pinks together to create a beautifully vibrant pink for the large flower. I normally use a blue or other contrasting color for the halo around the edge of the flowers, but this time I wanted to maintain a somewhat monochromatic look, so I laid down some of the Lilac marker and pulled the color out with my wet paintbrush.

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I heat embossed that stunning bride from Haute Wedding Dress using the same white satin pearl embossing powder on watercolor paper, colored it using the same Light Gray that was used for the leaves, and then fussy cut it. The more I looked at it, the more I thought it needed a little something extra, so I mixed up some Perfect Pearls with water on an acrylic block and brushed it over the dress to add some great dimension and shimmer. I then used dimensional adhesive to pop the girl up off of the page so that she wouldn’t blend in with the somewhat busy background. The “congratulations” sentiment (also from Haute Wedding Dress) was heat embossed in silver, in keeping with the rest of the cool tones in on the card.

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The final touch was a smattering of Glass Slippers sequins all over the front.

Well, what do you think of using gray for the leaves? I think I’ve found a new favorite color combination. Might try it again with a warm gray and some coral or red flowers… hmm….

Hope you have a great week, friends!