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….

Vera

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!

Vera

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!!

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…..