Holiday Ornaments

Hi everyone! How’s it going? Vera here today. This past week been quite a whirlwind as this is the last week of Caring Hearts Card Drive (The Ton is one of the generous sponsor for the card drive). Let just say, every night after work, I sleep, eat, breath cards.

As of last night I have unpacked about 15,912 cards. Yep, my dining room been taken over by cards.

Anyway, since I am surrounded by Christmas cards, of course for today I also have to go with Christmas theme. Using the beautiful Holiday Ornaments set I made 2 cards that I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy making them.

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For this first card, I simply stamped the ornaments in various colors and then covered them with Sparkle Noir sparkle marker. Finished by stamped the sentiment & adding some sequins from Blue Ice Couture mix.

Next I went with watercolor.

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I just love this color combo! I first watercolor the card panel and then let it dry. Once it dry, I stamped and heat embossed the ornaments and hand drawn the lines with glitter pen. For the embellishment, just like t he first card, I used Blue Ice Couture mix.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. May your Friday be a fabulous one. Cheers….

Vera New

 

 

Trio of Cards

Hi peeps! How’ thing going? Vera here today. Right after hurricane Harvey, I managed to get out of Houston for a bit to meet up with my whole family. I haven’t seen  my brothers for 3 years, so this was a big deal for me.

Anyway, after a few weeks of no crafting, I am back in full swing and I actually have 3 cards to share with you today. Booyah! 😉

First up is this magnolia beauty featuring the Magnolia Fields Cling Background stamp.

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I start by stamping the image to a card panel and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then add some coloring with Copic markers. Once that done I adhere the panel to  the card base and add the sentiment from Occasion Confetti set and hat embossed it with the Rose Gold embossing powder.

Then I stamped, colored the bicycle and the flowers from Beautiful Day Bicycle set and die-cut it using its matching dies. I really love the way this card turned out and yes, I have a friend in mind to whom  this card will go to.

Next, I played with the new Waterfall set.

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On a piece of cardstock panel, I stamped the waterfall image and the sentiment. Adhere the panel to the card base. Then I realized that this waterfall scene is perfect to combine with the majestic Eagle set. Having the Eagle matching dies definitely help making this card in a jiffy. Now, I have a masculine card handy (which is very rare for me).

And, last but not least, I played with City Girls: Book Life stamp & its coordinating dies.

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I stamped and colored the girl with the book image first, die-cut it and then adhere directly to the card base. Oh and I kind of guessing where I want the sentiment and stamped that before I glued down the image. I also popped the book for extra dimension. Once that done, I stamped the Anemone Cluster Mini image, colored and die-cut it using the Anemone Mini Cluster dies. Adhere the image with pop-dots. And, voila, I am done.

So, there you go. 3 cards from me today that I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy making them. That’s all from me today. I have my mom in town staying with me for a while, so I am treasuring my moment with her. May your Friday  be a fabulous one. Cheers…

Vera New

 

Peony Terrace

Hi Peeps! How’s it going? Vera here today to starts off the week at The Ton blog.

During the release week, I made a card where I stamped on patterned paper and I received quite a few comments on it where people mentioned what a neat idea that is. So, I thought for my card today, I want to show another stamping on patterned paper technique.
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When stamping on patterned paper, it’s important to keep in mind the pattern on the patterned paper itself. You don’t want to use patterned paper that has busy pattern here your stamp image would be lost among the pattern. And, you also want to consider the theme of the card.

For my card, I am using the beautiful Peony Terrace Cling Background stamp. And, since I plan on making sympathy card, I chose words pattern paper, so the flowers would stand out against the word pattern and it also convey the feeling of calmness.

I simply heat embossed the image with white embossing powder and then adding some colors with Copic markers to accentuate the flowers more.

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Once that done, I adhere the panel to the card base and added sentiment from Basic Labels set. Finished by adding a couple Seaglass Blue Dew Drops. I am really loving the way this dew drop looks on this card. The color simply match the mood of the card.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. I hope you enjoy today’s card and thank you so much for stopping by here. May your week starts off wonderfully.

Vera New

Peonies Birthday Shaker Card

Good morning and happy Easter! Vera here to share a fun shaker card. I am so into shaker card at the moment. Especially with having several fabulous couture mix from The Ton. They are simply so pretty and I couldn’t resist playing with them.

Here’s a look at the card:

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I start with a panel that I trimmed slightly smaller than the card base. Then using my mini MISTI (which is available at The Ton shop under boutique) and the MISTI Creative Corner I draw the gray stripes using the wide end of my Copic.

Once that done, I die cut the rectangle opening using Modern Labels Coordinating Dies, adhere the acetate piece and stamped the sentiment from Modern Labels. I love all the beautiful sentiment on this set.

For the shaker, I used the Disco Spring Couture Mix and added a little bit of Periwinkle Seed Beads and Fairy Pink Sparkling sequins.

For the flower, I used Peony Cluster Mini. For now, this set is not available for purchase till May 2015. But, you will get it for free with any purchase of $150 and more. I didn’t get a chance to play with it during the release week, and been itching to play with it, because it is a pretty awesome set.

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I stamped the image twice, heat embossed them with Rose Gold embossing powder and then color them with Copic. Then die cut them using the coordinating dies and adhere them to the front of the shaker opening.

I hope you find this card as fun and enjoy it as much as I enjoy making it. Well, peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you all have a beautiful weekend and if you celebrate Easter, happy Easter and may you have a blessed one. Till next time….

Vera New

You Make Me Happy

Hi peeps. Vera here. What attracted me to The Ton on the first place is their flower sets. I think The Ton have some of the most beautiful flower sets that’s available out there. And, one of my favorite is this Sending Peonies set.

And, let me just say that when Effie told us that she’s coming out with coordinating dies for the set, I squealed with delight. I’ve been wanting to use this set to create a card where the flowers actually hanging out of the card, just like my card today.

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I make the card base skinnier than usual card size, so it can still fit on standard size envelope. Stamped and heat embossed the peonies with glittery gold embossing powder and then I colored it watercolor marker. Once that done, I die cut the image and adhere it to the card base.

I think by making the flower hanging out of the card base create a more fun visual interest. then, I thought it was a bit too plain, so I added a butterfly from Beautiful Butterflies 1 (cut with its coordinating dies). The sentiment is from Got You set.

I still feel something missing once I did all of this, so to tie all the design together, I decided to add a little bit more details with random stenciling. Then, I am happy with the result. Sometime it’s a balance of deciding when to add and when to stop.

Here’s a close up look of the flowers. Those glitters really shiny, right?!
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I hope you love this card as much as I love making it. That’s all from me today. Thank you for stopping by here and don’t forget to play along with our current March challenge. You can find all the info and enter the challenge HERE.

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Cheers….. 🙂

Vera

Let’s Celebrate You

Hi peeps!! How are you all doing? Vera here today. Hope those of you that lives up North is  staying warm. As a tropical girl, I can’t imagine bracing the kind of cold from winter storm. Although, I think the snowy landscapes are very pretty, I like to enjoy them from afar.

Here on my neck of the wood, we’re enjoying a spring kind of weather. And, that means, time for flowers! Hah! Like I need excuse to make floral card, right?

For today, I play with Thoughtful Poppies. I kind of waited last minute to make this card as I was waiting for this set coordinating dies to arrive. It arrived yesterday. Cutting it close, didn’t I? 😉

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But…. it’s so worth it!! I’ve been wanting to do partial die-cut technique with this set and I just love the way it turned out.

I first stamped and heat embossed the poppies image with white embossing powder. Then, I did the partial diecut by marking on the panel where I want it to stop cutting and line up those marks to the edge of the cutting plate. Once that done, I cut the straight line with my trimmer. Color the image with Spectrum Noir watercolor markers and the shimmer markers.

The sentiment is from Lucky Tulip. Also, for extra glitz, I added a couple strip of silver glitter paper. Here’s a close up of the poppies.

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I am so excited over all the dies that been added to the store. Have you checked them out? I think dies make such a big difference in extending a stamp value. A much as I love fussy cutting, dies help me in cutting down the time to finish my project.

Anyway, that’s all from me today. And, don’t forget to play along with our March challenge. This month is “Lucky” and you have till the end of the month to play along. So, join us and may your day be an awesome one. Cheers….

Vera

A Million Thanks

Hi peeps! How’s it going at  your corner of the world? Vera here today. I am currently enjoying the mild winter weather in the South. Seriously, we were celebrating Christmas in short sleeve T-shirt because it was so warm.

Now that the festivity has passed and time for setting up new year’s resolution. One of my new year’s resolution is to be better at mailing out my handmade cards. I think snail mail is a dying art and it’s important to keep it alive. Like, by actually mailing out thank you card. I tend to just email people a thank you note, but the actual card would be more awesome, right?

So, with that in mind, I start to build up my thank you card stash. Start with this beauty from Always Cherry Blossoms set.

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I first use my Silhouette to cut the curved panel. My poor Silhouette, I used to use it all the time when I used to submit for publication and now it’s been sitting quietly on my desk for a while and only been used now & then. Hah… I actually used it this time just to make sure it’s still working!

Then, I stamped the cherry blossoms branch on the card panel a few times, varying the angle to get different look and colored them with Copic marker. Before adhering the panel to  the card base, I stamped the sentiment which I got from Happiest Peonies set.

Adhere panel with foam tape and add some mixed size dew drops. I really love the fun detail this dew  drop embellishment add to a card. The mix size is definitely the way to go in my book. I always love mixing size. On the flowers itself, I added some liquid enamel for extra texture.

Well peeps, there you have it. A clean but elegant thank you card. I hope you like the card and with that I also want to thank you for all your support for The Ton in 2016. It’s been a pleasure for me bringing ideas for you through The Ton. Thank you for stopping by here and here’s to a fabulous 2017!

Vera

Mistletoe Kisses

Hi peeps. Vera here today for hump day take over on The Ton blog. Only 4 more days till Christmas! Hah…. I haven’t even get my presents wrapped. And…. yep, still need to clean my house, too, to get it ready for Christmas dinner.

Anyhoo…. house cleaning can wait, right? When there’s card making to be done, we need to get the priority right. Hah! 😉 Just kidding. I am just procrastinating at starting the cleaning chore.

Instead, I played and made this fun card.

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I stamped and heat embossed the Poinsettia Garden Background on a piece of watercolor cardstock, then colored it with ZIG Kuretake watercolor brush. Love their brilliant colors. Once that done, I trimmed the panel and put it aside.

Next, I stamped Minor Stripes Background directly on the card base using versamark. I wanted to add pattern without overwhelming the whole design. So, subtle pattern is the way to go. Then, I adhere the poinsettia panel on the card base and stamped  the mistletoe sentiment from Mistletoe Kisses vertically on the side of the panel. I used misty here, so I can re-stamped the sentiment a couple times to get the white ink to really show up.

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And, I am really into playing with liquid enamel, right now. So, I added some liquid enamel to make my card for extra texture and also to make it more festive.

Actually, this is the 1st year in a while where I am actually short of Christmas cards. So, yep, this one being used right away.

I hope you enjoy today’s inspiration and I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas. May your Christmas be merry & joyful. Hugs to you all!

Vera

 

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy

Hi peeps! How’s it going? Vera here. Am so happy it’s Friday.  Today, I have a set of mini cards to share with you that I hope you’ll love as much as I do.

Here’s a look of the trio mini card that I made using  Dog Life  with its coordinating dies, and Love And A Dog.

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Now, those that  knows me, know that I am a big time Pug lover. So, when Effie showed me this puggy drawing while she’s working on the set, I literally squealed with joy. And, I also love unicorn, so what better way than combine both of my love, right? Here comes….Pugnicorn!!

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Oh yeah, the Pugnicorn rainbow horn is also shimmer with pretty glitter. After all they’re magical creature. 😉 The pretty sequins here is Bellini sequins.

Next, a Frank Sinatra pug. LOL, I don’t now, the hat just make me think of Frank Sinatra. On this card, I used Yellow Belly sequins.

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Last, but no least is this super snazzy pug. Isn’t he looks so stylish with its top hat and tie?? The Rock The Boat Blue sequins are the perfect complement to bring more happy color to this card, don’t you think?

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I love making mini cards. Sometime, when I don’t feel like I have much mojo, the small space make it workable & open my mind. It’s a trick that works well for me. I hope these cards make you smile. That’s all from me today and may your weekend starts off wonderfully!!

Merry & Bright

Hi peeps. Vera here. Well, look at that, we’re already in the middle of the week. I don’t know about you, but I like Wednesday as it means I am only two days away from the weekend. 🙂

I am still growing my Christmas card stash, so… on to more Christmas card from me. This time, I used Fresh Cut Poinsettia (Coord. Outlines) set. And, am so excited that I finally have the Fresh Cut Poinsettia Coordinating Dies. As much as I love fussy cutting, having the dies definitely help. Especially when you’re short on time.
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For this card, I decided to give my ol’ but goody vellum stash some playing time. The vellum just give you a different look and texture that I do enjoy from time to time.

I first stamp and heat embossed all the images on vellum, then color them on the back side with Copic marker. To add some glamorous touch, I used the beautiful Adhesive Glitter Paper Gold. Seriously, this adhesive paper is perfect for adding pretty, fancy glitter without all the mess.

For finishing touch I stamped sentiment from Mistletoe Kisses set and added texture using liquid enamel around the card. Clean, simple, yet it let the flower shine & take the center stage.

That’s all from me today. Enjoy your day and have a fab day! Cheers…