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……

Cosmo Beauty

Hi peeps! How’ it going? Vera here today.

I have to say that I really can’t complain about Houston winter. Our winter is very mild compare to so many other part of the country. I appreciate the cold moment we have since it’s rare.

And, the good thing about winter, that  means more time inside the house = more crafting time. Hah!

For today, I play with the beautiful Today’s Cosmos stamp & dies set.

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This is how my mind been working overtime lately. I started the card with the intention of doing watercolor. I stamped & heat embossed the flowers on a piece of watercolor cardstock and then proceed to color them with Copic markers.

Yep, I completely forgot my original plan. As soon as I finished coloring, I was like why this cardstock felt different? Then it dawned on me, duh…. I supposed to watercolor these. Oh well, I am not one to waste material, especially when I already colored it. Part of getting old or just brain working over time? 😉

Before I adhere the flowers, I stamped the white cardstock panel with Peony Close Up Cling background stamp. Subtle but enough to add a bit of interest to the card.

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I adhere the flowers with foam adhesive and curl the edge of the flowers for added interest. Also for the center of the yellow flowers I dotted some Nuvo liquid enamel. Finished by stamping the sentiment.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s card. I have quite a few ideas swirling in my head right now & this weekend I am planning a crafting get together with some friends, so hoping that my mojo cooperate & stay active as I am hoping to get quite a few cards done. See you again next Tuesday. Cheers…

Vera

Birthday Lanterns

Hi peeps. Vera here today with a weekend inspiration from The Ton.

I got to say that from the recent new release, the Special Day Lanterns is one of my favorite. I actually finished today’s cards a couple weeks ago, because I just wanted to keep playing with it.

First, up is this pink card.

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For this card, I started by stamping the lantern with Caviar ink pad on a panel of white cardstock. Then I stamped all the other images using Peach Blossom, Hollywood Star, Soft Garnet, Lemon Drop & Arctic Sky.

After stamping all  the images, I felt it was a bit flat & I always like extra dimension, so I stamped & die-cut one of the lantern using the coordinating Special Days Lantern dies set and adhere it to the panel with foam adhesive. Somehow this little change make the card more fun in my opinion.

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For the sentiment, I used the birthday sentiment from Toned Squares set. After making sure I am happy with the way it looks, I trimmed the panel and adhere it to the card base. Finish by adding some sequins mix from Pink Diamond Couture Mix.

Now, funny story on the next card. It supposed to be my original card for this post. I almost done with it and decided I messed it up when I added the border on the bottom & I wasn’t too happy with the color combo. So, I was going to throw it away. I started the pink card and change the color theme, the whole nine yard.

Well, cleaning up the table & about to toss this card, looking at it again, I ended up changing my mind, thinking that’s it’s not bad after all. So, I finished it & here it is.

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Pretty much, same step as the pink card. This card is a tall card though, measured 3″ x 6.5″ . For the bottom border I partial stamp the frame from Pretty Mail set. Seriousy, when I first stamped it, I was like, darn it I went too far. The card now looks to busy. A couple hours later, I think differently. Hah!

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I finished this card by adding some mixed size dew drops. And the sentiment is from Dearest Peony set.

So, does that ever happen to you? Where you’re going to trash a project & decided to continue & keep it after all? Part of it starts because I am big time into recycling & not being wasteful. So, that part of me, guilt trip myself for throwing good piece of cardstock & force me to really look at it & see if I can save it. I have to say at the end it turned out pretty good after all.

Well peeps, that’s all from me & my method of madness for today. I hope you enjoy today’s projects. Thank you for swinging by here and may your Thursday be an awesome one. Cheers….

Vera

You Are Amazing

Hi peeps! How’s it going? For those of you that celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating with your loved ones. Hubby and I just had a quiet one with just us and the the puppies. This is literally our first Christmas being home and not going anywhere and it’s actually pretty nice & relaxing to stay in our pjs all day long. 🙂

Anyway, with long weekend, that means time in the craft room. I love The Ton large flower sets, and this Gardenia Wishes is no exception. As usual, I decided to try out unusual color combo. I want to combine soft coloring with bold sentiment.

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To start, I stamped the flower with Caviar ink, die cut it and then color it with Copic markers.

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Then put it aside and I work on the card base. For the sentiment I used the Seriously Amazing Sentiments set and stamped it with Italian Denim ink. I love, love the modern look of this set.
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Once I am done with the sentiment, I arranged the flowers on the card and adhere it with adhesive foam. If you look at this flower on the set, you might notice that it looked slightly different on my card. I trimmed the leaves on the right side and tuck them in on the top left and right of the leaf cluster.

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Finished by adding some mixed size dew drops. And, that’s it. I think this card would be great encouragement card for anyone who could use a cheer or a lifting up message. I for one, love reminding my friends that they’re amazing just the way they are. I think it’s important for us to lift each other up, be kind to one another, don’t you agree?

Well peeps, thank you for all your support for The Ton throughout 2018. We’re looking forward to sharing more awesome sets with you in 2019!! I wish you all a great New Year and may 2019 be a year filled with blessings and good health for all. Cheers….

Vera

Christmas Poinsettia

Hi peeps! Vera here today. Only 6 more days till Christmas! And, yes, yours truly is still working on her Christmas cards. Hah… I am a firm believer in that better late than never in this case.  😉

Anyway, for today, I decided to play with the beautiful Coming Up Poinsettia set.

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I ink up the gradient background by using masking tape to cover the border. Once that done, I stamped, heat embossed the poinsettia with Rose Gold embossing powder on a piece of watercolor cardstock. Then I went to town watercolor this beauty. Let dry.

Now, when I am stress out sometime I feel the need to do fussy cutting and that’s what I did here. I don’t know what is it about fussy cutting that help me in calming down my stress or frustration. It’s like cheap therapy. Hah!!

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Once that done, I layer the panel on dark green cardstock and adhere the poinsettia with foam adhesive. Follow by stamping the Merry Christmas sentiment from Good Tidings Cluster set on a strip of cardstock and again adhere to the card with foam adhesive. I just like layering this way. Finish by adding some mix size dew drops.

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This color combo not quite the standard Christmas color, but  not too far off, either in my opinion. Ahh, the beauty of art and crafting,right? You can use whatever colors that make you happy. Try out new combo, just have fun!

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and if you’re behind like me on your Christmas cards, just keep chugging along. 😉 Cheers……

Vera