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

Poinsettia Holiday Love

Hi peeps. Look at that. We are at the end of August. 4 months away from Christmas. So, I think it’s safe to say we can go ahead and work on our Christmas card stash. Especially when you have gorgeous set to work with.

For today, I am playing with The Ton beautiful Poinsettia Wreath set.

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I started by stamping the wreath off center on a piece of watercolor paper and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I went to town and watercolor the wreath. This card is my first attempt in watercolor using Tombow marker and I have to say I love the result.

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Once it dry, I stamped the sentiment from an oldie but goodie Holiday Love Poinsettia set. I think the classy  look of this sentiment is the perfect match for the elegant poinsettia. And, of course, I just had to add a little birdie from one of my all time favorite set Nesting Peony. Finished by adding some Pixie Pink Sparkling clear sequins.

Coloring this makes me fall in love with watercolor all over again. Cross fingers that on this long weekend I get time to play and do some watercoloring.

I hope you enjoy today’s card and inspire you to get started with your Christmas card. Thank you all for stopping by here and may your weekend be a great one. Cheers…

Vera

Sending Positive Vibes

Hi peeps! Happy Monday. Vera here. Can you believe it’s already the last week of August? Feel like the older I got,  the faster times slipping by. Yikes…

Anyway, I am here to bring you a colorful inspiration on behalf of The Ton. Today, I am showcasing the new Sunny Folk Garden set.

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To make this card, I started by stamping the butterfly outline on a piece of cardstock and then cut it out using Brother Scan-N-Cut. I used the cut out opening as my stencil. Now, on a hindsight, I should have cut it out of a piece of acetate so I can keep re-using it.

Using the cut out opening on the cardstock, I trace the opening so I can figure out the placement for each butterfly. Then using it as a stencil, I inked up the opening with various ink color. I used The Ton Cali Blue, Caribbean Turquoise, Soft Garden, Lemon Drop, Coralline, Cosmopolitan Pink.

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Once I am done with the coloring, I stamped the butterflies wings and heat embossed it with fine white embossing powder. Now, as you can see the color on the butterflies above looks different than on my card. That’s because after I took this picture and was working on the heat embossing part, I messed up a couple of the butterflies.

Yep, I was so irritated at myself for messing it up after I almost finished, but hey, that’s part of the process. I took a breath and told myself, just take the time to do it all over again.

So, I re-did a couple of the butterflies and by the time I finished blending the ink, they come out a bit different than my original one. I also made slight change of plan. Instead of a flat layer butterfly card, I cut out all the butterfly and adhere them to the card base with foam adhesive. And, I actually like it way better compare to if it’s been a flat one.

Finished by stamping the sentiment on strip of cardstock and again adhere to card bae with foam adhesive. Add some shimmer to the butterfly with shimmer marker.

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I am pretty happy with the way this card turned out. You know, sometime you have an idea in your head and sometime it work out and sometime it doesn’t. This time, it works. Yes, I messed up along the way, but at the end it was a good messed up, because the correction ended up better than the original idea. 🙂

How about you? Do you usually continue or re-do stuff after you make a mistake or you just chuck the whole idea? I am in between. There’s time where I get so frustrated and just chuck it & completely abandon the plan. Depends on my mood & patience on that time. Hah!

Well peeps, I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. May your week starts off wonderfully. Sending positive vibes your way! Hugs.

Vera

 

Lilly hugs

Hi peeps! How’s it going? Vera here to continue sharing my love of The Ton SVG digital cut file. I seriously love them. No, I am not saying it because I am on their design team, but because I genuinely love them and I think you could totally see it in my creations.

I have more cards to share using the cut files. Well, for today, I am playing with Fresh Layered Lily Bundle SVG Cut File. When I saw it, I was like, oh me, me, me… I want it! I love working with flowers in case you couldn’t tell. 😉

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I started by cutting the framed lily with my Brother Scan ‘n Cut. Once that done, I adhere the outline frame to  the card base after laying out all the inside pieces. Then, I colored all the pieces. I actually started by using distress oxide ink.

Then, I wasn’t quite happy with the result and I thought I should add more details with my Copic. Well, I ended up  liking the Copic results more, so I just colored all the pieces with Copic all over again. Apparently it still works to color on top of the distress oxide. 🙂

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Once I am happy with the coloring, then I added more details with white glaze pen. Just drawing a bunch of dots at various sizes. Done with that, adhered all the pieces inside the outline.

For the sentiment, I used the sentiment from Peony Laurel (I used this set a lot!!). Stamped it and fill out the open space of the letter.

I decided the card still need a bit more zing to it, so I covered the flower and sentiment with napkin paper and spray & sprinkle some white paint. And, that’s it.

Have you give the digital file a try? If not, I encourage you to give it a try. They’re so reasonable priced and so easy to use and they work with all kind of cutting machine.

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

Vera

Floral Cards

Hi everyone. Vera here today to start your week with some fresh inspiration from The Ton.

Yesterday, Effie released some new digital cut files and I just had to play with them right away. I used my Brother Scan ‘N Cut to do the cards below.

Let’s start with our layerable Floral Bud coverplate file. This cut file has two cutting coverplate images that you can layer together. But, for my card I just used one layer.

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I started by cutting the Floral Bud cover. Then using it as loose guidance, I dropped some alcohol pearl inks on Yupo paper and spread it over. Once I am happy with the color, I simply laid over a silver foil, rub on it and lifted it up. The foil sticks to the area that still semi wet, creating interesting pattern.

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Next, simply add foam adhesives on the back of the floral bud frame and adhere it to the yupo paper. Then adhere the layered piece to the card base. For the sentiment, I used my favorite sentiment from Wishful Wildflowers set.

For my second card, I used Basic Roses SVG file.
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I simply cut out the floral elements from a piece of white cardstock and before lifting it up from the mat, I colored the pieces with various distress oxide ink pad. I love this tyle as I feel it ha a modern feeling and perfect for clean & simple card.

To finish, I simply stamped the sentiment from Loose Peonies set with Caviar ink pad. I love that I can make these cards quickly thanks to the digital cut files. You could use these files with Cricut and Silhouette as well. Fun, right?

Well peeps, I hope you enjoy today’s cards as much as I enjoy making it. That’s all from me today. May your week starts off wonderfully. Cheers….

Vera

 

Mother’ Day Card

Hi peeps! How’s it going? Vera here. Hopefully this post goes up without a hitch as today I will actually be on my way back from our vacation.

Hubby and I decided to go to Amsterdam to see their famous flower fields. It’s been on our bucket list to go to Keukenhof. With my mind filled with the thoughts of flowers and with the Netherlands where my mom used to live, I made this card below.

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To start with, I colored a piece of Yupo paper with alcohol pearl inks. I really loving this technique to create soft, rainbow background in no time. Then I trim the panel into 3 section, 1 wide and 2 super skinny strip and adhere them to the card base.

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Next, I worked on the flower. I used Beautiful Branches set. Simply stamp, color & die cut it using my Scan ‘n Cut machine. Arrange them on the card and adhere to the card base with foam adhesive.

Next, I stamp the sentiment using the lovely sentiment is from Coming Up Dahlias set. I love this wording. Finish by adding a couple dew drops. Have I mention how much I love using dew drops on my card? Hah…

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Oh yeah, hopefully on this last pic you can see the pretty sheen from alcohol pearl inks. I sure hope my mom will love this card.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Wishing you all a lovely day. Cheer…..

 

 

Have The Best Day Ever

Hi everyone. Vera here. The weather been so lovely here in Texas that I can’t help creating a project with spring feeling to it.

For my card today, I just had to reach this beautiful oldie but goody cover plate, called Best Day Ever. I feel like I didn’t give this cover plate enough love & it’s time to do something about it, because it really is such a pretty & delicate design. 🙂
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I am currently loving playing with alcohol pearl ink and just couldn’t resist to use it to create a pretty, colorful background for this card. I mean, how pretty is this rainbow background?

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I love that you don’t have to have it look perfect. I pretty much just go back and forth a few times and that’s it. I used Yupo paper here and it helps in creating the softer color.

Next, I die cut the design and simply adhere it directly on top of the Yupo paper, trim them to be slightly smaller than the card base.
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I was going to add butterfly to complete the card, but then I just have to use my favorite birdies from Nesting Peonies set.

I really love the way this card turned out. It’s always give me satisfaction when a card turned out exactly the way I envisioned it. Cause you know that’s not always the case. Hah…

I hope you enjoy today’s card as much as I enjoy making it. I wish you a beautiful weather and a beautiful day. Cheers…

Vera

Beautiful Branches

Hi peeps! How’ it going? Phew… this past weekend I went for a much needed crafty retreat. There were close to 50 girls and let me tell you, when that many girls gather, lack of sleep going to happen.

Crafting happened, too though not too much for me. Hah… too busy chatting with everyone. It’s always nice to meet in person friends that you’ve been interacting with online and to catch up with old friends.

Well, this past weekend, The Ton also had an awesome mini release. I was playing with the sets before the trip, which is a good thing, because after the trip, I got sick and didn’t really have time to create.

Anyway, here’s a card that I made using the new Beautiful Branches.

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I just recently got some alcohol pearl ink and was creating a bunch of rainbow background. One of them I used on my card HERE and the other part I used on this card. The alcohol ink dries quickly, which is awesome, as I am not very patient in waiting for ink to dry. I simply trim a small part and adhere it to my card base.

Next, I stamp and color this beautiful flowering branch with Caviar ink pad and then adhere it to the card with foam adhesive. I always like a bit of dimension on my card.
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Next, I stamp the many thanks sentiment from Peony Notes Bundle set and finish the card by adding some Fairy Pink Sparkling clear sequins. I love the way this card turned out as I do love card with lots of white space.

I think the rainbow strip compliment the flowering branch beautifully, don’t you think?

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Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. Thank you for stopping by here and may your mid week be a wonderful one. Cheers….

Vera

Hugs For You

Hi peeps! Happy Monday! Can you believe it that we’re already in the last week of March? Time sure flies isn’t it?

Well, before we fly through this week, I am here today to bring you a creative inspiration from The Ton.

My crafty friends and I try to get together once a month and this past weekend was our monthly meeting. It was fun as everyone were so buzzing with creativity. It never fails to get my creativity going on full blast.

One of the card I worked on was this card.

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Seriously, this Peony Laurel set is one of my favorite. I stamped, colored & die cut the flower. On this card, I really didn’t have any plan on what I am going to do. I often just started with a favorite set & go from there.

Once I finished the flower, I was debating on what next & remember I have this Holiday Chic Tag dies that hasn’t got that much love. So, I decided to use it to ground my sentiment. Die cut the tag & colored it with various ink then die cut the word Hugs using one of the word dies from Peony Laurel coordinating dies set.
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Adhere the flower & the tag to the panel & adhere them to the card base. Then, stamped the other sentiments.

I can’t help but have to use the birdies from Nesting Peonies set. Did I ever tell you how much I love birdies? I love them! 🙂 Oh yes, I also added a little strip of stripes on the bottom. I think it add the perfect finishing touch to this card, so it’s not too plain.

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Well peeps, that’ all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s card & may your week tarts off wonderfully. Cheers….

Vera

Wildflowers Washi Tape

Hi peeps! Yay for Friday. Vera here to bring some more washi tape inspiration. What can I say, I just love playing with them. Who doesn’t love playing with pretty things, right?

Today I am showcasing Wildflowers washi tape.

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For my 1st card, I adhere the washi tape to a piece of soft green cardstock. The beauty of washi tape, you can change its look by the base color you used. Then I die cut the wishes sentiment on the panel using Bold General Greeting Word Plate diesThen, die cut the sweet sentiment from Sweetheart World Plate dies set. Adhere panel to the crd base.

Die cut the wishes sentiment 3 more times from white cardstock to layer the sentiment to make it stand out from the rest of the panel. Die cut sweet sentiment again from gold foil cardstock and adhere to the card. Finish by stamping, heat embossed & die cut a butterfly using Beautiful Butterflies 1 set (adhere it with foam adhesive).

Now, on to the 2nd card. I was inspired by Effie’s card during the release (you can see the post  HERE)

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I adhere the washi tape to a piece of  cardstockand then fussy cut it. Before adhering it to the card base, I blended some Rose Quartz ink to the card base. Then I partially ink up the Mini Hearts Cling Background stamp and stamped the corner of the card for a bit of accent. Adhere the cut out, stamp the sentiment from Dearest Peony set and finished by adding some Rose Champagne Sparkle sequins mix.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. It’s been a pretty crazy hectic week for me, so I sure am looking forward to a quiet weekend to just chill with the doggies. Hope you enjoy today’s inspiration. Have a fabulous weekend everyone! Cheerrrssss……