Bonny Blooms & Carnation

Hi all. Vera here to bring you fresh inspiration to start your week. I always enjoy making cads with flower image and of course as usual The Ton new release has plenty of gorgeous sets to play with. For today, I have a couple cards to share. First up, I am showcasing the pretty Bonny Blooms set.

What a gorgeous set, right? I simply stamped the flower and color the image with Copic. Trim the panel a bit and adhere to the card base.

For the sentiment, I used one of the sentiment from Easy Expression and finish by adding some enamel dots.

With fabulous release, I definitely can’t just post 1 card, right? For my second card, I combine Gingham Plaid Layering Dies with Grouped Fresh Carnations.

I started by die cutting all 3 layer of the plaid then did some ink blending on all of them. Of course, as usual, I go for the soft color combination. Adhere all the layers and add to the card base. Nest, stamp, heat embossed, color & die cut the flower from Grouped Fresh Carnations. Adhere to card with foam adhesive. Finish by adding sentiment from Easy Expression and some enamel dots.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s projects and hope it inspire you to create as well. Cheers!

Birthday Magnolias

Hi all. Vera here today. After experiencing my coldest winter by far in Houston a couple weeks ago, I am ready for the pretty spring weather and all the pretty flowers the season brings. This tropical girl definitely not made for below freeing temperature.

For this card, I started by stamping the flowers from Magnificent Magnolias set with Caviar ink pad. Then colored them all with Copic markers.

Once done, I die- cut all the pieces. I cut a strip of patterned paper and adhere it to the bottom of the card base. Arrange all the flowers and adhere to card base. For the sentiment, I decided to combine sentiment from Peony Laurel and from Grouped Fresh Peonies. I find combining sentiment from different sets is a great way to get more out of your stamp sets.

Looking at this card, I sure wish our magnolia tree will make it. Most of our plants didn’t make it through the one week of freezing temp. Anyhoo… I hope you enjoy today’s card and may your Friday be a good one and you have a great start to the weekend. Cheers…

Sending Roses Love

Hi all. Vera here. Happy Wednesday. Since we’ve been dealing with cold weather, I figure we are all looking forwardto beautiful spring weather, thus the inspiration for my card today.

I sure do love playing with layered dies, especially when they’re gorgeous like this Radiant Roses Layering dies. I start by making the background using Grid A2 Coverplate die. I carefully remove it from the die cut plate (this way most of the cutout squares are still intact and I don’t have to put each single one back). Add adhesive to the whole card base and adhere the grid panel.

Next, die cut all the roses pieces from watercolor cardstock and watercolored each layer darker to create depth.

Next, I put all the pieces together.

Next, I work on the sentiment. I die cut the word love using Skinny Alphas Coverplate die. Colored it with Copic since I don’t have dark gray cardstock. Adhere to card. Then, I stamped the word sending from Dream Peony and add it to the card to finish it.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope this card help brightens your day. Stay warm and I wish you all a beautiful day. Cheers.

Rainbow Lilies

Hi there lovely peeps. Vera here today to share a mid week inspiration on behalf of The Ton.

I don’t know about you, but I am always ready for spring flowers. So, for my card today, I decided to play with one of my all time favorite from The Ton, the beautiful Coming Up Lilies set.

To start, I inked up some alcohol ink on the edge of a ruler that’s covered with felt and then swipe it diagonally across Yupo paper. I love creating rainbow background this way. And, the good thing playing with alcohol ink, if you don’t like it, you can always add or dilute more to achieve the tone of color that you want.

Once the background done, I stamped and heat embossed the flower on it with Rose Gold embossing powder. Yupo paper is delicate. You have to keep the heat embossing gun moving, otherwise your paper will get all wavy like crazy. Trim the Yupo paper and then adhere it to the card base. For sentiment, I used the label sentiment from Regal Rose set.

Finished the card by adding some mix size dew drops. This card is surprisingly quick and easy from start to finish. I literally finish this card in less than 30 minutes. You can easily replica this card by using watercolor if you’re not into alcohol ink.

Well peeps, that’s al from me today. I hope you enjoy today’s card and may your day be filled with some rainbow of happiness. Cheers…

Lily Trio

Hi all. Vera here today. I have a couple cards to share today. Well, originally I was going to only make 1 card but as sometime happen, my plan didn’t quite work out and I had to make adjustment.

Let’s get on with the card, shall we?

For this card, I used Lily Trio Layering Coverplate dies. I used white cardstock for all 4 layers of the dies. Then, I colored the bottom layer with Caribbean Turquoise, second layer with Ocean Teal and the third layer with Basil Mojito. Now, this next step is when my plan for 1 card turn into 2 cards.

See, I was coloring the very top layer with Ocean Teal again and trying to make it darker by layering the color deeper. Anyway, when I layered with the other 3 layers, it just didn’t look pretty. So, I put this aside for now and die cut the very top layer one more time from white cardstock and adhere all the layers and adhere them to the card base. To finish, I stamped sentiment from Regal Rose set and add some enamel drops.

Next, I went back to the colored top layer that I put aside and use it to make the second card. It turned out to be a simple card that really doesn’t need much else.

Same thing like the first card. I used another sentiment from Regal Rose set and add some enamel drops. I am actually pretty happy that I ended up with 2 cards. I always have a hard time being wasteful, so whenever I can save a mistake, I do so and try to use it for another card.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. And, I would like to use this chance to wishing you all a very Happy New Year. May 2021 brings you good health, prosperity and many happy little moments that enrich your life. Thank you for all your support for The Ton. We appreciate you. Be safe and let’s welcome the new year with hope & love. Cheers….

Rainbow Christmas Wish

Hi all. Vera here today bringing you some more last minute Christmas card ideas. I have to say this year, I really get into making Christmas cards more than ever. Maybe because of the time I have on my hand or maybe because of the facts that there are many fun products on my stash that really help me get in the mood.

For this card, I used an older set, called Christmas Sweater. I taped several felt square to the side of a thick cardboard and put some alcohol ink drops and then swipe them on a piece of Yupo paper. This is probably one of my favorite way to create rainbow background with alcohol ink.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed the Christmas Sweater on the panel. Trim the panel and adhere to card base. Next, I die cut the word Christmas using Many Sentiments (Holiday) Coverplate dies on a piece of metallic cardstock. Adhere to card base. To finish, I stamped & heat embossed the word Merry from Winter Foliage set.

There, a rainbow colored Christmas card. I know, not your typical Christmas color, but I figure everyone loves rainbow, so why not. Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s card. And, from our house to yours, I wish you all a very merry Christmas. Thank you for all your support for The Ton and here’s to a brighter 2021. Cheers….


Hi peeps! Vera here today. I really been on a roll of making Christmas cards lately. Nothing like last minute efforts to create a pile of them, right?

For today’s card, I am showcasing the pretty Poinsettia Wishes set. To start with, I stamped the poinsettia using Rose Quartz, Soft Garnet and Hollywood Star. For the leaves I used Soft Garden & Deep Emerald. Die cut with the coordinating Poinsettia Wishes die.

Next, I used Pine Sprig Cover die on a green cardstock. I love using this set as filler. At first, I was going to adhere the flowers directly to the card base, but I feel like it’s not quite right. So, I decided to add a scallop panel using one of the frame from the Scalloped A2 Nested die. Adhere this to the card base, then arrange the flowers, leaves & sprig on top.

Oh yes, almost forgot. Lately when I am working with flower image, I love adding some shimmer using metallic watercolor. I think they just add some fun effect to the card. To finish the card, I added sentiment from Easy Expression Holiday set & add some enamel drops. Below, you could really see the pretty shimmer on this card.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I hope you enjoy today’s card. I still need to get my Christmas cards mail out. Really hoping I get to do it soon and not so last minute. Hah! May your day be a good one. Cheers…

Christmas Birdie

Hi all. Vera here bringing you a fun project on behalf of The Ton on this Thanksgiving day.

Let’s get on with the project shall we.

For today’s card, I am playing with my favorite birdie set, the Chickadee Greeting set. I stamped the bird using Vanilla Frosted, Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. I also added additional shade using Copic marker. Put the bird aside.

Next, I die cut the scallop panel using the largest scallop frame from Scalloped A2 nested dies. Adhere panel to card. Then I die cut Pine Sprig cover die. Before separating the sprig I ink blended Soft Garden and Bright Fern. At fist, I was going to just do the sprig, but then I saw that I have leftover Berry Branches that I have stamped for previous project. So, I trimmed the berries, basically cutting it apart and arrange it behind the bird.

For the sentiment I die cut the word Christmas from Many Sentiments Holiday cover die from teal cardstock. Then I stamped the word Merry from one of the sentiment from Winter Foliage set.

Finished by adding some enamel drops. I hope you enjoy today’s holiday card inspiration.

Anyway, that’s all from me today. My husband and I are keeping it safe this year and staying in our bubble. So, no special plan for today. As much as it sadden us that there’s no family gathering for us this year, we’re hoping by keeping it safe, we can celebrate many more Thanksgiving with our family in the future.

Well peeps, however you plan to spend your Thanksgiving, I wish you all a very happy & blessed Thanksgiving. Big virtual hugs!

Christmas Cards

Hi all! How’s it going? Vera here today bringing you some fun ideas as we get ready for the weekend.

I am trying to build up my Christmas cards stash, so for today I am sharing a couple of them. First up is this card I made using Dome Snow Globe die and my favorite the Deer Cover die.

For the frame I used the Scalloped A2 Nested die and adhere it directly to the card base. Next I cut the dome background from Yupo paper and sprinkle it with some alcohol inks and gold foil. Then I die cut the other part of the snowglobe from regular cardstock and inked it up with Spiced Chai & Found Topaz. Put them all together. Finished by adding some enamel drop and adding the sentiment. For the sentiment I used Easy Expressions Holiday stamped in Caviar and Bright Fern.

Now, for my second card, I decided to do slimline card using Candy Cane Stripes Coverplate die.

Once I die cut the background, I adhere it to the card base and then stamped the leaves from Cascade Bits set with Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Hot Tourmaline & Basil Mojito. Die cut them using the coordinating die. And, I paired this design with the Merry Christmas Sentiment die.

Play around with the leaves arrangement and adhere some of the leaves flat to the card and some with foam adhesive. I always like to add dimension to my card.

Well, there you go peeps. A couple Christmas cards. Can’t be too early to start working on them. I hope you enjoy today’s cards and may your weekend starts off wonderfully. Please stay safe and big virtual hugs!


Poppy Hugs

Hi all. Vera here today, bringing you mid week inspiration on behalf of The Ton.

For today’s project, I am showcasing the pretty Poppy Smiles set.

For this card, I started by stamping & heat embossing the image with Rose Gold embossing powder on a piece of watercolor cardstock. Watercolored the flowers and let dry. Once dry, die cut the flower using the coordinating Poppy Smiles dies.

Next, I die-cut the scalloped frame using Slimline Scalloped Nested Dies. On hindsight, yes, I could make my life easier by die-cutting the scalloped frame using the Scalloped A2 Nested Dies, but in all honesty, my craft room right now looks like storm blew through it. Hah… I know this dies set is somewhere on my desk, but instead of spending time looking for it, I just reached for the Slimline set since it’s handy and just be creative and use it to create shorter frame to fit my card.

Then, using the dies as mask, I ink blend some Lemon Drop ink on the frame.

For the sentiment, I die cut the letters using Skinny Alphas Coverplate dies and layered them 3 times to make it stand out more. Then I stamped the sentiment “Sending You” from Poppy Smiles set (the stamp actually said Sending You A and I just trimmed the A out).

To finish, I added some dew drops and added some white dots to the flowers. Oh, in case you’re wondering why the flowers on the finished card look darker than the one in progress shown, it’s because I went back and add another layer of watercolor after I adhere the flowers to the card. I just thought it needs deeper color.

Well peeps, that’s all for me today. Hope you enjoy today’s project and stay tune for a flash release this Friday. Effie really been cranking up some gorgeous sets and we can’t wait to share them with you. Big virtual hugs!!