You’re Amazing

Hello everyone!! Brenda, here with you on this Friday morning!! I sure wish the weather here would decide what it wants to do!! It’s been crazy!! 70 degrees one day, then 30 the next. Enough already!!

It was a rainy, dreary day & I decided I needed some bright florals to brighten it up. Usually when I use layering stamps, I use the same color family of inks. I decided to try something different and I love the outcome.


What do you think? So vibrant!! First, I used the largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Large) to cut a white cardstock panel. I layered up the Large Florals: Daisy with Lemon Drop, Coralline and Red Sangria for the petals. For the center of the flowers, I used Lemon Drop & Bright FernSoft Garden & Bright Fern were used to stamp the leaves. The sentiment is from the Bold Amazing Greeting Word Plate Dies. These dies are amazing!! There’s no lining up the letters…they’re already lined up for you!! I popped the entire front panel onto dimensional adhesive and used a combination of Belle’s Dress, Frosted Spearmint, Deck the Halls, Glass Slippers Sequins and Glass Slippers Round Confetti Mix to create the shaker.


For my second card, I wanted to work with the Peony Bouquet set again. I used the bouquet once on a card, but I didn’t get to use the beautiful vase or the coordinating dies.


I started off by heat embossing the flowers from the Peony Bouquet set with The Ton’s exclusive Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I embossed the vase with white embossing powder. I think this is the first time I have used two different embossing powders on the same project, but I really like it!! I colored both images with Zig Clean Color Markers, then cut with the Peony Bouquet Coordinating Dies. The background panel was watercolored with some glitter liquid watercolors. I used the Buildable Woodgrain set, stamped with Crystal Pewter & Smoky Quartz Inks, to create a table top for my floral arrangement. Tha vase is adhered flat to the panel, while the floral bouquet is popped up with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment is from the Most Interesting Card Maker 2.0, and was also embossed in rose gold and cut into a narrow banner. A combination of sequins from the Guava Sparkle & Pink Bokeh Couture Mixes finished off the card.



One more thing, before you go…the February Challenge is going on now over on The Ton’s Challenge Blog!! The theme this month is HEART!! Come play along for a chance to win a $50 gift card to The Ton’s Shop!!!

February Heart

Thanks for hanging out with me today!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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.

TheTon0901 pink WM

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.

TheTon0901 pink CU WM

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.

TheTon0901 yellow WM

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.

TheTon0901 yellow CU WM

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.

TheTon0901 blue WM

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.

TheTon0901 blue CU WM

TheTon0901 All WM

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!





Haute Stacks and Blooms:))

Hello all! LauraJane here to share a fresh card using Haute Stacks and more blooms from Fresh Cut Roses. After seeing the last few buds of summer roses, my card is  blooming with yellows and pinks today:)




Thanks for stopping by:)) Happy Crafting!




After Dinner Mints.

So, I love pastels. My house is entirely made up of cool pastels. Some would (and have) called it the Easter Egg house, probably to tease me. I prefer the after-dinner mint house, but to each his own. After my foray into mint and pink with my baby card for my last post, I wanted to continue with the pastel trend this week. I’ve been playing along with #thedailymarker30day challenge, and these panels both were created during my (extremely therapeutic) daily coloring sessions. (If you haven’t been playing along, you totally should, because it’s amazing.)

The Ton mint and pink cherry blossom WM

This first project uses the stunning Always Cherry Blossoms set. One of my favorite elements of The Ton’s stamp sets is that they usually come with outline stamps in addition to the solid stamps, so you can do as much or as little work as you like. Coloring is one of the things I do to relax, so I obviously opt for the line drawn option as often as possible. I started by heat embossing that lovely cherry blossom branch using The Ton’s Rose Gold Embossing Powder. (I seriously want to rose gold all the things, specifically rose gold all the flowers! That EP is fabulous.) I added a few cherry blossoms gently floating down the card front. After all of the floral heat embossing was finished, it was time to do some watercoloring. I used Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Cracked Pistachio for the watercoloring. The background was done a littler differently, with my Twinkling H2o pearlescent watercolor pots. It has such a pretty pinky, minty sheen in real life. (Insert heart eyes here!) Once I had finished that, I heat embossed the sentiment from Bokeh Burst Round onto some vellum, again using the Rose Gold EP, then fussy cutting and popping it up. A few sequins (Glass Slippers, Pastel Pink, and Wedding Dress) finished it off.

The Ton mint and pink peony border WM

For my next project, I stamped one of my absolute favorite stamps from The Ton: Floral Border, again using the Rose Gold Embossing Powder. In order to combat the somewhat splotchy finished product when heat embossing on watercolor paper, I went over the solid flowers with my Versamark pen and filled in the splotchy sections. Easy peasy. I colored the flowers in three different shades of pink using my Zig markers and a wet painbrush, then coloring in the leaves with shades of dark teal. I then shaded the entire panel with my Cool Green Shadow Zig marker. I love the kind of shabby chic feel the pink and mint and rose gold have. Plus, this gorgeous Floral Border stamp does all of the hard work of masking and layering to create that marvelous border for you.

The Ton mint and pink peony border detail WM

Now, for the greeting. I didn’t want to cover up any of that pretty minty center, nor did I want to cover any of the pretty pink peonies… so my solution was to die cut the “fabulous” right from the watercolored panel. I ended up die cutting the word four times, once with the watercolored panel, and three more times from mint green card stock, in order to glue them together to create a dimensional die cut. The “get well soon” and “friend” were from the Basic Labels set and stamped with Cosmopolitan Pink ink. I laid down my dimensional die cut within the die cut of the watercolored panel, then popped up the labels with dimensional adhesive. The last step was to add some Rose Gold, Dusty Pink Matte, and My Tutu sequins.

The Ton mint and pink suite WM

Here they are together. Nothing quite so pretty and feminine as pink and mint together, eh? And the combo with Rose Gold…. well, it’s just so lovely. Happy August! (BTW- holy moly it’s AUGUST. Where did the summer go!?) I hope you enjoyed these pretty, summery projects! Have a fantastic week! 🙂