Lilies Love

Hi peeps. How’s it going? Vera here today bringing you mid week inspiration.

I’ve been with The Ton for quite a while and there are just some sets that are really stands out and goes to my all time favorite pile. One of them is the gorgeous Coming Up Lilies. I puffy heart this set.

Lilies is one of my favorite flower and they’re so pretty and fun to color. For my card, I stamped and colored the flower. For extra details, I added some dots using white gel pen.

Next, I die cut the word love using Tall & Skinny Alphas Coverplate from white cardstock twice and from silver glitter paper once. Layered and adhere to the panel. Next, I stamped the sentiment Thinking of You from Large Floral Peony set. Then adhere the completed panel to the card base.

Finished by adding some Pixie Pink Sparkling Clear sequins. I realized that it’s been a while since I use any sequins on my card. So, I am glad that I get to use them again.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s card. Thank you for swinging by here and big virtual hugs to you all!

Just Saying Hello

Hi there creative peeps. Vera here today. Happy 1st of July. As crazy as 2020 been, I am pretty amaze that the first half of the year already passed. Time really flies, doesn’t it?

Anyway, I am bringing you a fun inspiration on behalf of The Ton. I am showcasing the gorgeous Lovely Peony Layering dies.

I started by die-cutting all the layers from a piece of white cardstock and then coloring the layers using Bright Emerald, Caribbean Turquoise and Hot Tourmaline. For the leaves I used Soft Garden & Bright Fern. This is my favorite way of coloring layered die-cut pieces. I just love the color gradient achieved by doing it this way.

Except for the very top layer, I die-cut it from colored cardstock. Then I put them all together. Next, I die-cut a rectangle frame using Double Pierced Rectangle A2 Coverplate and I used the second of the largest frame.

Next, I adhere the layered flower with foam adhesive. For the sentiment I used one from Easy Expressions stamp & dies that I saved from my last project for The Ton.

Finished by adding a few mixed size dew drops. I love the way this card turned out, maybe because I get to use one of my favorite color?? Hah… I was going to say my favorite color, but then I realize I have more than 1 favorite color. 😉

Well peeps, hope you enjoy today’s card I know it’s been a weird, crazy time, however I wish you all a wonderful July and that you can find something in good every day. Hugs…

Roses & Peonies

Hi all. Vera here.

I really been enjoying playing with the layered flower sets from The Ton and for my post I decided to play with Rose Patch & Peony Memories Cardmaking set. I was only planning to do 1 card, but since I have quite a few flowers to play with, ended up with 2 cards.

For the flowers I stamped Rose Patch in Bright Emerald, Caribbean Turquoise and Hot Tourmaline. For the leaves I used Soft Garden, Bright Fern and Deep Emerald. Then I stamped the Peonies with Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star and Red Sangria.

Once I have all the pieces stamped, I die cut them using the matching Rose Patch and Peony Memories Cardmaking dies. Next, I simply paying with the pieces and arrange them on the card.

The beauty of using these layered flowers sets, you are most likely ended up with enough pieces to make 2 cards. I mean, you could definitely use them all in 1 card, but hey, I love the idea of getting 2 cards done at the same time. 🙂

Before adhering the flowers, I added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom of the cards and then adhere all the pieces.

For the sentiment for my 1st card, I used the 2nd Edition Fill In Sentiment and finished the card by adding some enamel drops.

Once I finished the first card, I used the remaining flowers and leaves on the 2nd card.

For the sentiment on the 2nd card, I used one of the sentiment from Easy Expressions and die cut it using the coordinating dies. I have to admit I rarely die cut my sentiment, but this set really grows on me and I love having the extra sentiments ready to use for the next card.

Well peeps, that’s all I have for today. Hope you enjoy the cards & may your week starts off wonderfully! Cheers…

Vera

Hi all. Welcome to a new week. Vera here to start your week with some inspiration from The Ton.

I am pretty excited that with the recent release, The Ton now offering quite a few basic shape dies, like circle, square and rectangle dies. With my cards today, I want to show a couple different way of using these basic dies.

For my cards, I am using the Double Pierced rectangle A2 Coverplate die.

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Once I die cut the rectangles, I cut them in half. Put aside one of the half set. Working on the first half set, I colored each layer with Copic. I could die cut them from various color cardstock as well, but I like using white cardstock and then colored them.

Then on the card base, I arrange the layer flip flop of each other. Like the top layer with the open side (since I cut them in half) facing to the right, the second layer open side facing to the left and so on.

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Next, I stamped and die cut the Outlined Leaves set. Put aside and from a piece of watercolor cardstock die cut a bunch of leaves using Leafy Bits Coverplate dies. Watercolor the pieces and let dry. Next, I simply arranged and adhere the leaves to the card. Finished by die cutting the thanks sentiment from the coming soon Many Sentiments dies. Due to manufacture delay, we were going to release this set in May, but had to postpone and I already had this card done by the time we found out. Trust me, this sentiment dies set is worth the wait.

Next, I made another card using the other half the rectangles and this time I just adhere them the way they come.

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Then I stamped and die cut the leaves from Bountiful Leaves set. I love, how quickly these leaves come together! I stamped them using Caribbean Turquoise, Hot Tourmaline and Ocean Teal. Arrange the leaves on the card. Same thing, the sentiment from the coming soon Many Sentiment dies set.
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Well, there you go. I hope these cards help you to think different way to use the basic shape dies. I am definitely excited to explore more option to get more out of these dies. That’s all for me for today. I wish you a happy Monday and that your weeks starts off wonderfully. Cheers….

Magnificent Magnolias

Hi everyone. Hope you all are doing well during this stay at home moment.

I spent this past weekend, crafting quite a bit. I must be on a roll, cause I ended up with 2 cards for today. Hah! Let’s start with the 1st one, shall we?

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I decided to show this older but timeless set called Magnificent Magnolia. I haven’t done ink blending for a while, so thought it’s about time to practice again. To start, I adhere two strips of post-it-note for masking on a panel. Blend in The Ton Azurite, Hot Tourmaline and Soft Garden ink with blending brush.
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Once that done, remove the strips, splatter some black watercolor. Let dry. Stamp and fussy cut the flowers and adhere to card.  Then I die cut the letters using  Modern Alphas Coverplate Die and colored the letters with Copic. Adhere to panel. Then I adhere the panel  to card base with foam adhesive.

I did the first card with cool colors, so for fun, I made another one with warm colors.

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For this one, pretty much same steps and I used Coralline, Iris Blooms, Grand Fuchsia, Soft Garnet. I did added a strip of patterned paper to change the look a bit and for sentiment, I used sentiment from Confetti Borders. I simply love the combo of large and small font. It create a very modern look in my opinion.

So, there you go. 2 cards with same techniques, but different look. I hope you like them and may they help inspire you to get crafty. This is very weird time for sure and we all doing our best to stay safe and sane. And, crafting definitely help me, well when mojo cooperate, because sometime, mojo can be very hard headed and just like, uh, uh, nope, not doing it. Am for sure taking advantage when it decided to play nice & help me create.

That’s all from me today. Hope you all stay safe, stay well and be kind to one another

Vera

 

Layered Floral Alphas Birthday

Hi peeps. Happy Friday. Vera here.

I am excited to share today’s card as the idea for this card been swirling in my head for a while.

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For this card, I want to have a soft background and after going back and forth on several image, I decided to go with Transformation. I can honestly say this is one of my all time favorite set from the Ton.
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Adhere the panel to the card base. Next, I stamped all the layers from Layered Floral Alpha Stamp Bundle and die cut the alphabets using the matching Layered Floral Alphas Coordinating Coverplate. I love that I ended up with enough alphabets to make a few cards. At first, I was going to arrange them straight, but then I realize the stagger look would make it more interesting.

For the word happy I partial stamped the happy birthday sentiment from Macarons set. And, of course, I have to add some mix size dew drops to finish the card.

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I am very happy with the way this card turned out. It’s soft looking, totally my style. What do you think of this Layered Floral Alphas set? I for one looking forward to play more with this set and create different look simply by changing the color I used. So fun!

Well peeps, that’s all for me for today. Hope you enjoy today’s card and may your weekend starts off wonderfully. Cheers y’all!

Vera

Sending Butterfly Hugs

Hi all! Vera here. This past few weeks I’ve been totally swamped with cards as Caring Hearts Card Drive was in full swing and just ended last week. So, pretty much every evening after work I spent my time unpacking and sorting through thousands of Christmas cards.

So, when it times to create, I feel like I need a little break from Christmas cards to avoid feeling burn out. I need some fresh break. Needless to say, I turn to one of my all time favorite from The Ton, the Transformation.

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To start, I stamped and heat embossed the butterfly image. Then I watercolor this beauty and once it dry, die cut it using the matching Transformation dies.

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Before adhering the butterfly to the card base, I stamped the card base with Delicate Polka Dots Cling Background. I want the butterfly to be the focal point, but didn’t want plain background either. So, this delicate polka dots is perfect for what  I have in mind.

Once that done, I adhere the body of the butterfly directly on the card base and pop up the wing with foam adhesive. Finished by stamping the sentiment (from Peony Laurel set) with gold ink. Clean design with a pop.

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Well peeps, that’s all from me today.  I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration as much as I enjoy making it. Thank you so much for swinging by here. Cheers….

Vera

 

Sending Tropical Hugs

Hi peeps. How’ it going? Vera here and today I am bringing a tropical inspiration.

I know, it’s fall season, but I can’t help thinking tropical as I’ve  been feeling homesick lately. I came from a tropical country and I grew up with coconut trees lining up our front yard. So, when I saw this Palm Close Up set, I know I have to have it.

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I started by inking up the card panel with various ink color. Once that done, I stamped and heat embossed the palm leaves. I just love the way the leaves look. It feels calming to me personally.

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Next, I adhere the adhesive glitter gold paper to a piece of cardstock and run it through the die cut machine with the word hugs from Love & Hugs Word Plate Dies set. I die cut 3 more set from a plain cardstock  to layer it up to make it stand out more.

Finish the card by die cutting the word sending and adhere it to the card. By using the gold embossing powder it takes what would be a very simple card to a next level where it also looks elegant. Just because something is simple doesn’t mean it has to be boring, right?

I hope you enjoy today’s card and maybe in a small way it also makes you feel relax and dream of the tropical soft breeze.

Oh yes, don’t forget that Caring Hearts Card Drive is in full swing right now. If you’d like to bring joy to others and brighten the elderly Christmas season please consider mailing in some handmade holiday cards to the card drive. The Ton is one of the generous sponsor. Here’s the link for the card drive details: http://lingshappyplace.blogspot.com/2019/10/2019-caring-hearts-card-drive.html

Have a blessed day!

Vera

Sending Peony Hugs

Hi here lovely peeps. Vera here.

I know that I need to build up my Christmas card stash and I need to get busy doing that, however I can’t help it & find myself still playing with the the everyday flower set. After all you can’t have too many just because cards, right?

For today, I play with this pretty Peony Dreams Cluster set.

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To start, I stamped and heat embossed the flower with The Ton Rose Gold embossing powder on a piece of watercolor cardstock and then watercolor it. I really love this color combination. In my book you can’t go wrong with blue, aqua and green combo. A dash of pink help brighten the whole scheme.

I am impatient, so I used my heat gun to speed up the drying time. Once that done, I die cut the sentiment using Love and Hugs Word Plate dies set. I layered the sentiment 3 times to make it stand out a bit more.

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For the top layer of the word hugs I die cut it from Gold Adhesive Foil Paper. Love the extra shine it adds to the card. For finishing touch I added my favorite embellishment the mixed size dew drops.

I enjoy the process of making this card and I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration from The Ton. Thank you for stopping by here and may your Friday be a good one. Here’s to a fab weekend, peeps. Cheers….

Vera

Thankful & Blessed

Hi peeps! What day is it? Hah… Sorry, I can’t help it. It’s hump day!! And I am bringing you mid week inspiration from The Ton.

For today, I am playing with the gorgeous Autumn Sweater set. When I first saw this set, I was like oohh, this would be a fun one to play with and I was right.

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To start with, I colored a panel of cardstock with various ink pad from The Ton. Starts from the bottom to the top, I used Plum Wine, Cosmopolitan Pink, Coralline, Lemon Drop, Soft Garden and Ocean Teal. I used long strip post it note to mask each stripe (each about 1″ wide).

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Next, I lined it up with the stamp’s line, stamped and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder.

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Then I trimmed the card panel slightly smaller than the card base and adhere it to the card base. I have to admit, this is the rare time I used jewel tone color ink pads and papers. Usually, I am not a fan of jewel tone and was pleasantly surprised that when I was looking at which colored cardstock to use for the base, this teal colored cardstock won. I am really happy at how lovely this card turned out. Great reminder that sometimes it’s good to step out of your comfort zone. 🙂

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That’s all from me today, peeps. Hope you enjoy today’s card as much as I enjoy making it. Hope your Wednesday is a good one. Cheers…

Vera