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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Trying new things…

Hi friends! Emily here with you today. My post is brought to you by my newly determined effort to try new things. Today, I’m trying to use stamps in my arsenal that are under-loved, as well as getting a taste of some new paper to use with my Zig markers.

I wanted my focus today to be on the Morning Glory Garden background stamp. I absolutely adore this stamp, and it’s one that I haven’t used nearly as much as I’d like. So I pulled it out and heat embossed it on some of my favorite watercolor paper, then watercolored it with palest blue, purple, and pink Zig markers and my wet paintbrush.

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My next step was to take an A2 panel of pale gray card stock and die cut a circle in the upper center using the Double Stitched Circle dies. I then used dimensional adhesive to pop up the frame, adding a flagged strip of white card stock that had been stamped with this lovely sentiment from Timeless Icons using Smoky Quartz ink. Some Smoked Amethyst, Light Blue Topaz, and Glass Slippers sequins scattered about finished it off and added just a hint of sparkle.

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This next card is a little different for me, in both layout and technique. Now, I’ve been on the search for the perfect watercolor card stock to use with The Ton’s background stamps since the day after I received my first background stamp (the Peony Garden background). I wanted something smooth that would still take the color and the water beautifully, but would also allow the solid areas to heat emboss cleanly. You can see that the texture of the watercolor paper in the photo above didn’t really give me that perfectly smoothly embossed solid morning glory.  I’ve experimented with different brands, different weights, hot vs cold press…. but I’ve never tried Smooth Bristol, because it isn’t technically watercolor paper. Well, I’m here to tell you… for the background stamps from The Ton, it’s completely perfect. It’s also a nice, bright white, which makes me really happy.

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I heat embossed the Morning Glory Garden background again on an A2 sized sheet of Smooth Bristol card stock, then colored it the same way I normally would with my Zig markers and wet paintbrush. (For me, the key is to move quickly before the color has a chance to seep into the paper and be unwilling to move with the wet paintbrush. As long as I move quickly, the color moves almost as well as it does with normal watercolor paper. Score!) I colored the morning glories in more shades of pale pink, blue, and purple, then heat embossed a few of the single morning glories from Wild Morning Glories and colored them with coordinating Zig markers, then fussy cut them out.

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I cut two strips of the same pale gray card stock from the previous card, then popped them up on either side of the watercolored panel. (I was a little sad to cover up so much of the pretty flowers, but the design wants what the design wants.) The sentiment, from Loose Peonies, was stamped again using Smoky Quartz ink on a strip of white card stock. I adhered the loose morning glories down so that they were peeking out from behind the sentiment strip, then added a few Glass Slippers sequins to create a nice visual cascade down the front of the card.

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And there you have it! Two nice and clean cards, both with a little dimension to add some more interest. I hope you’ve enjoyed my post today and find some of my tips useful! Happy Thursday, friends!

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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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! 🙂

You’re Amazing and Fabulous!

Good morning and happy Wednesday! Keeway here today 🙂 .. I’m finally here to share with you my debut post! It was definitely tough to follow the talented Eunji, Vera, and Emily, but as last on board I hope not to dissapoint!

Today I have two cards to share with you –each with a little different flavor. The first card I have for you is one featuring one of The Ton’s beautiful flower stamps, Mini Wild Florals. These flowers are so fun to stamp, and absolutely perfect for layering and arranging into beautiful shapes.

I chose to stamp leaves with turquoise green and grass green colors, arranging them around the card in random fashion. I then heat embossed the outline of the flowers with silver embossing powder on a separate piece of watercolor paper, and colored them in with zig clean color brushes. I fussy cut them out so that I can layer them on top of the leaves in a circular fashion.

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I then die cut 2 circles, a larger circle on vellum, and a smaller circle on a light grey cardstock, and embossed the “You’re amazing” sentiment from Friggin Fablous stamp set. I added a few more flowers around the sentiment and lastly glued on some 6mm Fairy Pink Sparkling Clear Sequins, to add a bit of light sparkle without overpowering the beautiful flowers.

I added the finished piece to a light pink card stock and intentionally allowed for a small pink border to complete the card. The bright colored flowers just makes me happy!

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The next card I have for you is one featuring the Panda Can’t Even. When I saw this stamp set I knew I just had to do something cute!

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I used the stars in the Friggin Fabulous set to create the red star sunglasses for the panda, which is embossed in red glitter embossing powder. I used the same powder for the ‘fabulous’ sentiment from the Friggin Fabulous set and used a label maker for the ‘you’re’ to add a little balance to the card. I also used the remaining pandas and stars from the Panda Can’t Even set to create my own background on the red cardstock.

I die cut a star out of the red background I made to create the shaker portion of the card. I used the Flamenco Sunset Couture Mix for the sequins, with its gorgeous gold, red, yellow, and little black stars. I absolutely love the colors! Putting it all together, you have a fun and fabulous shaker card!

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and thank you for dropping by!

-Keeway

New Jewel Toned Sequins

Happy Monday, everyone!  I have a quick post today to introduce 10 new jewel toned sequins which have been added to the shop today!

We have six new sparkling clear sequins:

We have also added the following opaque sequins:

We hope you like our new lineup! Everything is now available in the shop! You can find them in our New Arrivals section or our Sequins section.

-Effie

Secret Garden

Hello friends, happy Thursday!  Mayline here to share a floral card and a how-to video that I made for you. Do you like  coloring? My answer is YES! I do. Recently, coloring books made for adults are popular. For today’s card, I was inspired by the secret garden coloring book cover. My card images are more simple than the book cover image because the size of card is 4 1/4 x5 1/2. As you can see from the images below, that is how the panel looks like before coloring. I stamped flowers and leaves from our Simple Florals stamp set all around the card edges using a masking technique.

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Here is the card after coloring. I stamped the sentiment from our Friggin Fabulous stamp set on the center of card. For the coloring, I used Zig Clean Real Brush: No. 03, 25, 29, 32, 36, 40, 43, 46, 50, 53, 70, 84. Lastly, I added our sequins Engine Red Sparkling ClearGlass Slippers 5mmTriple Purple Crown 6mm,  and Medallion Gold 6mm to finish off the card.

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Here is a video showing you how I made today’s card.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card and my how-to video!

Thank you for stopping by

-Mayline

 

 

Third Release Day 3: Pyrotechnics

Welcome to Day 3 of our Sneak Peek Week!  I hope you’re enjoying our new release so far 🙂  We have nine sets in total to show you this week with a giveaway at the end! If you’re joining us for the first time, you can check out our debut post here which has all the details on our giveaway and our Sneak Week, Preorder and Ship Date schedule.

curtain call2Let’s get on with our new products for today!  Our featured Couture Sequin Mix for today is: Curtain Call!

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These colors reminded me of beautiful, vintage brocade curtains.  I also chose to release this mix today because they pair very nicely with the stamp set which we’re showcasing today – PYROTECHNICS!

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Pyrotechnics, 6×8 Clear Stamp Set

This is the first 6×8 set that we’re introducing into our third release so far (we have a couple more at the end of the week so make sure you check back each day).  Create some awesome layered fireworks on your next card with our new Pyrotechnics stamps set!  We hope you love our DT inspiration cards!

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Jess created some really eye popping cards with this new set. She layered a few of the stamps from Pyrotechnics to create a realistic fireworks display.  She’s become quite the master at distress ink blending 😉  Isn’t that silver embossing against the dark night sky just stunning?

Here are some variations from Jess.

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jessicafire5    Jess last card using Pyrotechnics has a more abstract floral feel with the colors she chose.

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Mayline created this gorgeous card for yesterday’s reveal and we just had to repost it today because she used the Pyrotechnics set to create a unique background!

What do you think of our new fireworks set?  Leave us a comment and tell us what you think!  Don’t forget, we have a giveaway at the end of our Sneak Week on Friday, June 5.  Leave one comment on each of our Sneak Week posts to increase your chance of winning a stamp set of your choice from our third release.  You can find our third release debut post here, and our Day 2 post here.

If you want to increase your chances in winning more stamps from our new release, Jess is hosting her own giveaway.  Head on over to her Instagram to this post of hers which has all the details on how to enter her giveaway.

All of our new release stamp sets will be available for preorder on Friday, June 5 at 7am (EST) and all preorders will ship on June 15. Thanks for stopping by everyone! I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak post. We have three more stamp sets left to showcase this week.  We hope to see you tomorrow!

-Effie

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Grateful for You

Hi! Rubeena here with a card for you featuring Simple Florals and Thanks a Bunch.

I took one of the larger flowers and with some masking, stamped four times using different dye inks on size A2 white cardstock. Then, I stamped some leaves around it. The outline stamps for the flowers and leaves were inked with VersaMark and heat embossed in gold. I die cut pretty borders on two sides.

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Using different stamps from Thanks a Bunch, I formed the sentiment “I am grateful for you” and stamped it in VersaMark and heat embossed in gold on vellum. I fussy cut around it and added foam tape to give it dimension over the flowers. I added an assortment of sequins in matching colors around the sentiment.

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I added the finished white piece over a size A2 light blue pattern paper and glued that onto the card base.

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Thanks for stopping by and leaving love! I appreciate the support as always.

Have a great day!

Big Deal

Hello! I hope you’ve been enjoying all the cards that the team has been creating with the new release. Today’s card features the Friggin Fabulous set!

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For this card, I created a messy watercolor background and splattered some specks of black and white color over the lighter mint background. I created a fun sentiment from the words in the set, stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed using black embossing powder. I stamped some of the stars in Versamark ink and heat embossed them using teal embossing powder. To finish the look, I added Lemon Chiffon and Peach Mousse sequins to match the patterned paper in the back. What do you think?

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Don’t forget our Blog Hop from Monday! Leave comments for a chance to win a great prize!

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New Couture Mix: Spotlight

Hey everyone, Effie here. I just wanted to introduce our new Couture Mix: Spotlight, which contains a chic mix of confetti and sequins!

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This glamorous mix contains the following:

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I based this couture mix off of the mix I used in one of my prior shaker cards, however I added the Shotgun Gray sequins to our new mix!

This mix is totally different from our Watermelon Twist couture mix which we released last week which is much more a bright, springy mix!

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Thanks for stopping by everyone. Make sure you stop by our blog tomorrow for some fabulous news!

-Effie