Peony Terrace

Hi Peeps! How’s it going? Vera here today to starts off the week at The Ton blog.

During the release week, I made a card where I stamped on patterned paper and I received quite a few comments on it where people mentioned what a neat idea that is. So, I thought for my card today, I want to show another stamping on patterned paper technique.
When stamping on patterned paper, it’s important to keep in mind the pattern on the patterned paper itself. You don’t want to use patterned paper that has busy pattern here your stamp image would be lost among the pattern. And, you also want to consider the theme of the card.

For my card, I am using the beautiful Peony Terrace Cling Background stamp. And, since I plan on making sympathy card, I chose words pattern paper, so the flowers would stand out against the word pattern and it also convey the feeling of calmness.

I simply heat embossed the image with white embossing powder and then adding some colors with Copic markers to accentuate the flowers more.

Once that done, I adhere the panel to the card base and added sentiment from Basic Labels set. Finished by adding a couple Seaglass Blue Dew Drops. I am really loving the way this dew drop looks on this card. The color simply match the mood of the card.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I hope you enjoy today’s card and thank you so much for stopping by here. May your week starts off wonderfully.

Vera New

Peony Garden with the MISTI

Hello! It’s LauraJane today:) Here we are in the middle of September already!  I’m inking up the Peony Garden Cling Background stamp with the full sized MISTI for today’s card.

JUST A NOTE for the MISTI stamping and clings..I should have taken the black foam piece out of the MISTI before taping the paper down. With the extra bulk I could see that the hinges were straining…OUCH!! Otherwise using the MISTI and clings is the best way to get lovely inking variations:)))

img_1906I started out by inking the stamp with Lemon Drop  and Vanilla Cupcake  on watercolor paper.

img_1908Then I selectively re-inked with Coral Cavern and Lipstick Red.


img_1914On the third inking I used Lipstick Red on two of the solid images and carefully spritzed with water before stamping….that lower bloom got just a bit too much water://

Not to worry though. As you may see, in the other corner, the big yellow peony is getting a bit of detail coloring from zig clean color brush markers…Yellow and Blush. I’m LOVING the looks of that one!!

  • At this point, I decided to trim the panel down and continued coloring the leaves and spaces between the bloom.
  • Then kissed it with with a touch of splatter.
  • Burnished Rose Gold Foil Tape and some thinner tape from the  Sampler Pack – Foil accented the panel nicely! The tapes are very easy to work with and has become my GO-To finish these days:))

Here is the finished card:


I encourage you to experiment with your ink variations on those cling backgrounds and MISTI!! The results are very rewarding:))

Thanks for stopping by!!







Guest Designer: Virginia Lu

Hi, this is Virginia Lu from Yes, Virginia… blog. I am happy to be back again to share some new stamp projects with the ton stamps.  You know, when creativity strikes,  you just got to do what you got to do! And this was the case for me with the large cling stamp “Wild Peony Garden”. This 6”x6” inch cling stamp provides endless possibilities. If you see my two cards today, you will know what I mean.
My first card is a clean and simple one. I stamped the cling stamp with various colors of inks (with the help of MISTI): pink, orange and yellow.
Card #3
I love using smaller ink pads to ink up the stamp and do selective stamping. Once that is done, I thought it looked really bold, so I “toned it down” with a strip of pattern paper (from Brighton Pier, Studio Calico).
I then completed the design with a stapled gold thread and sequins. Easy, huh? Doesn’t this card reminds of you of some celebrity’s designer dress?
My 2nd card was created in a bit of an unusual fashion. But the result was totally worth it!
Thank You
I started out with  light kraft card stock (from Michael’s), then I inked up the stamp with white chalk ink. I love the look of white chalk ink, but I am not patient enough to wait for the chalk ink to dry. So I clear- embossed it! You can definitely emboss it with white embossing powder. But I like the more opaque and soft look from the white chalk ink and clear embossing. After that, I took the sponges (rolling them up into a small ball) and inked up with Distress Ink one tiny area at a time. In order to add shades and keep the design defined and interesting, I applied bright colors ( Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed). As you may know, this is the so-called “Emboss Resist” technique. It almost never fails to yield to a good result.
thank you (close-up)
I applied an SRM Sticker sentiment on vellum and completed it with gold thread and sequins.
I hope this colorful post inspires you to try a large cling stamp such as the awesome “Wild Peony Garden”. You will be amazed what you can do with it! Thanks for stopping by!