Fall Hello

Hi all. How are you all doing? Vera here today and I am bringing you a fall card inspiration.

During the recent release, I didn’t get a chance to play with the Grouped Autumn Foliage, so I decided to do today’s card using this particular set. I love that you can stamp everything quickly.

For the yellow leaves I stamped them with Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop & Peach Blossom. The purple leaves were stamped with Soft Amethyst & Irish Blooms. The teal leaves were stamped with Caribbean Turquoise & Hot Tourmaline. Then I die cut all of them using thecoordinating Grouped Autumn Foliage dies.

Within few minutes I ended up with a bunch of leaves. Then I die cut some alphabets for my sentiment from colored cardstock using the Bold Alphas Upper & Bold Alphas Lower dies.

Then, I simply arrange all the leaves on the card base and then added the sentiment on top of all the leaves.

This card came together pretty quick. Probably the planning took me longer. Well, most of the time that’s the case with me. 🙂

I hope you enjoy today’s card and hope you start to have wonderful fall weather where you live. Thank you so much for stopping by here. Have a wonderful week peeps!

Flower Bouquets

Hi all. Vera here bringing you a couple inspiration using The Ton newest sets that were released just a few days ago.

I was so pleased that I was able to use all 3 new floral sets for my cards today.

For both of my cards today, the sets I used are:
– Stamp: Grouped Fresh Peonies, Grouped Fresh Dahlias and Grouped Fresh Sunflowers
– Coordinating dies: Grouped Fresh Peonies, Grouped Fresh Dahlias and Grouped Fresh Sunflowers

I started by die-cutting the background using Slimline Grid Coverplate and trim it to fit inside my standard size card of 4.25 x 5.5″. Once that done, I stamped and die cut all the flowers. The dahlias were stamped using Peony collection, the peonies were stamped using Amethyst collection and finally the sunflowers were stamped using Vanilla Frosted Cupcake, Lemon Drop & Amber Citrine. Whoops, almost forgot, the leaves were stamped using Soft Garden & Deep Emerald.

Arrange all the flowers and adhere to the card base. Sentiment is from Easy Expression Birthday. At the end I decided to add a bit more sparkle, so I added some metallic watercolor to the the deepest shadow of the flowers and leaves.

The great things of playing with these sets, you’ll end up with enough flowers to make 2-3 cards, depends on your flower arrangement.

For this card, I used one of the rectangle frame from Rectangle A2 Frames Slim Borders Coverplate. I adhere the frame to the card and then arrange the leftover flowers from the 1st card to make this card. For the sentiment I stamped and heat embossed sentiment from Wildflower Bits.

There you go, 2 cards that hopefully showcase the beauty and versatility of the recently release floral sets. That’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s cards and may your week starts off wonderfully.

Cheers…

Slimline Floral Birthday

Hi peeps! Vera here today. Let’s start this week with flower inspiration, shall we?

I am super happy with my card today. When I saw the slimline dies sneak peek, the dainty Scalloped Nested Dies definitely caught my attention right away. Dainty scallop is one of my favorite, whether it’s a border or frame, in my book it just make any design sweeter.

To start, I used the Scalloped Nested Dies on a piece of gray cardtock. Next, I used the Grid Coverpate Dies and trim it to fit inside the scalloped frame. Adhere both panels to card base.

Next, I stamped (with Caviar ink), colored and diecut the lilies from Coming Up Lilies. Still love this set to this day. I added some metallic watercolor to it and it has really pretty shimmer. Under good lighting you can really see it, but on normal light, it’s very subtle.

I finished the card by adding sentiment using Easy Expressions Birthday stamped in Noir and Hot Tourmaline.

So, are you into long cards? I have randomly making them here and there, but seems like right now it’s really the trend. I do enjoy the break of creating with longer space as I always believe in creativity changes or trying something different is a good way to expand our creativity.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. May your week starts off wonderfully. Cheers…

Vera

Roses & Peonies

Hi peeps. Can you believe it’s already the end of August? I feel like this year been fast and slow at the same time if that’s make any sense. It just been a really weird year.

Any way. this past weekend I was in such a crafting mood and ended up with 2 cards for my post today. Yay for me. 🙂

Here’s my 1st card.

For this card, I started by die-cutting the background using 2 of the layer dies from Diamond Plaid Layering Coverplate. For the bottom diamond layer, I cut it from watercolor cardstock. Once cut out, I watercolor it, let it dry and layered it with the thin diamond layer. Trim the edges and adhere to card base.

Next, I worked on the flowers. I used Peony Memories Cardmaking, Rose Labels and Berry Branches and just mix and match pieces from the set. For the peonies I stamped them using Soft Orchid, Orchid Crush, Grand Fucshia & Soft Garden. And the flowers from Rose Labels were stamped with Vanilla Frosted, Lemon Drop, Peach Blossom & Soft Garden. I also added some metallic watercolor to the deepest shadow. It’s hard to see on the still picture, but you can see them more on the short clip of the cards on my Instagram.

The great thing about these sets, once you stamped them, you’ll have enough parts to make several cards. That’s definitely the case with me. After adhering all the pieces to the card I finished by stamping one of the sentiment from Rose Labels using Crystal Pewter.

Now, since I have a bunch of leftover, I continued to make another card.

For this card, I die cut a circle frame from a metallic cardstock using Circle Nested dies. Then I started playing with the flowers leftover. By this time, I wanted an extra color. So, I stamped the Rose Label again using Couture Color Amethyst Collection. I had leftover leaves from Summer Rose from when I was working on the new release projects, so I used them here (stamped with Bright Emerald, Caribbean Turquoise & Hot Tourmaline). Finished by adding sentiment from Easy Expressions set and some enamel drops.

I am really happy with the way these 2 cards turned out and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy making them.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. May you end the month of August with a good note and here’s to September. Cheers…..

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