Third Release Day 4: Heart Diamonds

Hey everyone, welcome to Day 4 of our Third Release Sneak Week!  We’re coming to an end with only one more day left (the week went by quickly right?).  It’s been an exciting week and we can’t even believe all the amazing comments that you have left us!  We all THANK YOU for returning to our blog each day this week and supporting our new release!

Now let’s get on to some colorful goodness 😉

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For today, the Couture Mix we’re showcasing is: Royal Garden Party!

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The soft and dark jewel tones of these sequins are so striking on their own but when you mix them together… Don’t they remind of a royal afternoon tea party?

Next up, our stamp set for today is our Heart Diamonds layering stamp set!

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Heart Diamonds, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our Heart Diamonds set is our latest installment in our Layered Diamond collection.  I find myself using the outline stamp in this set more so than I have our Round or Princess Cut Diamonds because the heart outline stamp is just so fabulous!! The layering’s not too shabby either 😉

Our Design Team has created some amazing cards to really show off the different techniques you can use with this pretty set.

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Mayline used watercolored the outline stamp in our Heart Diamonds set and created her own fabulous faceted necklace.

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Is this jaw dropping or what? I know mine dropped when I saw this 😉

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Here are a few variations Mayline created with this set.

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A gorgeous red necklace.

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And a beautiful yellow one. Don’t you want a necklace just like these? You can make them yourself because Mayline created a cool video showing you how she created this card!

*****Mayline also has her own Youtube channel! You guys should check it out because she some really great videos on some previous cards that she’s made.  You won’t be disappointed!*******


Ruby’s first card of the day is CAS and GORGEOUS!! She layered her heart diamonds in four different colors to create a row of heart gems! Her layers are perfect aren’t they?

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For her next card, Ruby created an awesome shaker card with our heart gems! Her watercoloring is pretty on point isn’t it?  The sentiment is from a set that will debut tomorrow!

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For her next card, Ruby created some extra texture and chose some awesome trio colors to showcase our new layered gem set!  The sentiment is in a set that will also be debuted tomorrow!

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For Ruby’s last card, she watercolored a fabulous teal and gold card with a ton of interest!  She used the sentiment that come in our Pyrotechnics set which debuted yesterday.


Jess created a simple but beautiful contrasting navy, white and silver card with some beautiful watercolor effects and colored layering. What do you guys think of her color choices?? Pretty amazing right?


Last but not least, Jess created a super cool galaxy card with to showcase our new Heart Diamonds set.  How cool is this?

I hope you all enjoyed the eye popping  gallery of DT inspiration cards for today! Leave us a comment below and enter into a chance to win our giveaway which is a stamp set of your choice from our new release.  If you leave a comment on each of our Sneak Peek posts, that’ll count as an additional entry into our giveaway. So that’s five total entries for our giveaway!  You can find our debut post here , Day 2 post here and Day 3 post here.  You have until 11pm (EST) tomorrow night (June 5) to enter our giveaway.

Increase your chances of getting your hands on some of our new sets by entering Jess’ 500 Instagram Follower giveaway.  Check out this post for more details on her giveaway.

We only have one more day left to reveal two more stamp sets in our new release.  Along with our final reveal on our blog, all of our new stamps will be available for preorder at 7am (EST) with a ship date of June 15.  However, our Couture Sequin Mixes will be available to ship right away when they go live tomorrow morning.

Thank you again for stopping by!! I hope you’ll join us tomorrow for the reveal of our last two stamps set. We promise, it will be fabulous 😉

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Gala Invitation Couture Sequin Mix!

Hi, Jessica here with a card I created using the Round Diamonds Stamp Set.  I based the color scheme off of the gorgeous colors in the Gala Invitation Couture Sequin Mix!

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I love the shades of coral along with the sparkly clear peachy color and the metallic gold!   Here’s what I came up with!

Jessica Frost-Ballas The Ton Round Diamonds Gala InvitationI started of by stamping the diamond shapes and the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat-embossing it with Hero Arts white embossing powder on Tim Holtz watercolor paper.  Then I mixed Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon distress ink on a craft sheet to create a peachy color.  If you’re trying to recreate the color it’s approximately two smushes of ripe persimmon and one smush of picked raspberry…ha, I know, very technical.  I wet the paper thoroughly and then painted on the distress ink!  I let it dry on its own so the edges would be softer.  Once it was dry I went a little crazy… 😉

I started off by dripping water onto paper and then blotting it to create the lighter dots.  I also spritzed and dripped some Hero Arts gold spray onto the paper concentrating the larger spots in the bottom right of the card.  I spritzed on a little Tsukineko Shimmer spray; then I decided I wanted a little more color so I flicked on a little distress ink.   For this color it was more of an even mix of the picked raspberry and ripe persimmon.  I also wanted a little more gold…so I stamped the diamond outlines with versamark and heat-embossed them with Ranger Enchanted Gold embossing powder.  It’s a paler gold with a little bit of sparkle and was just what I was looking for!  Next, I glued on a sprinkling of Gala Invitation sequins!

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To finish the card I glued strips of gold glitter paper to the sides of a top-folding A2 card base made from Neenah Solar White cardstock.  Then I trimmed half an inch off the long sides of the watercolor piece and adhered it to the card front with foam mounting tape for a little more dimension.

I’m really pleased with the way it turned out and I hope you like it, too!  I love the way the white pops on the peach background and I love the sparkle from the sequins.  Thanks so much for visiting!


Re-Blog: Ruby’s Sparkle and Shine Post

Happy Monday Night, everyone!  Today we’re re-blogging Ruby’s amazing Sparkle and Shine blog post – sorry it’s a little late (been busy today). Ruby has two beautiful cards which she created with the Round Diamonds set. You can visit her blog to check out all her amazing cards. I’ll let her take it from here 😉

Good morning! I have a fabulous post today featuring stamps and sequins from The Ton! My project includes layered stamping from Round Diamonds. I would love for you to visit their blog, share with friends, and spread some love! Feel free to use the social media icons at the bottom of this entry to share/repost!  ♡ ♡


For my first card, I tried some masking with the gem outline stamps and did some watercoloring with Distress Inks in Pickled Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Evergreen Bough on watercolor cardstock. I added a top layer using some Gansai Tambi watercolors. I added a bunch of splatters using the same Distress Ink colors and stamped “you are a rock” in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink since it is waterproof. Of course, I added matching color sequins to finish off the card. I finished it off with some Wink of Stella in clear!





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For my second card, I decided to tone it down and use neutral colors. I created a multiple circles shaker card filled with Shotgun Grayand black sequins. The gems were stamped using Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink in Charcoal and Ranger Archival Jet Black ink. I separated the “sparkle more & shine bright” sentiments and stamped them on opposite sides.


I finished it off with Glass Slippers sequins in different sizes and more Wink of Stella. It works so well with these gems since gems sparkle, right?! 🙂


You can find all the sequins here! There are so many different colors and sizes.

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I can’t believe I’ve had over 10,000 views on my blog. That’s so exciting! Currently there’s a giveaway on my Instagram. I wish I could do it more often but shipping adds up for an unemployed student 🙂 Happy crafting, my friends!