Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at The Ton Stamps! May your day be filled with those you love, enjoying all the best motherhood has to offer!

Janette here sharing 2 cards that aren’t specific to Mother’s Day, because let’s face it, as much as I always like to be prepared, I’m not. I cover myself by making cards like these that are versatile and can be personalized on the interior of the card to suit the occasion. In this case, Happy Mother’s Day is stamped on the interior of the second card, “Wishing You All Kinds of Happy.”


Today’s cards feature Hello Hummingbird (+ die), and from the newest release, Wishful Wildflowers and Modern Labels (+ dies). Both are watercolored, one with a no-line effect and the other heat embossed in Gold.

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This no-line watercolor card utilizes a heat embossed Modern Label direct onto the Wishful Wildflower image. Be sure to let the watercolor fully dry before embossing or stray specks of embossing powder will create a hot mess.

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The hummingbird is 7 layer stamped in Soft Garden, Deep Emerald and Deep Sapphire for the wings/chest/beak. The back/head is Warm Hazelnut and Coral Cavern. The Throat is Valentine Red and Lipstick Red. You can see a video on the layering technique Effie created here.

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The final touches include Coral Necklace Couture Mix sequins and the most awesome glitter adhesive paper. It has so much depth, but is glossy with a silky smooth finish. No stray flakes here, they are all sealed in! And self-adhesive, YES please!


Card two uses the same images, but changed up just a bit. Instead of no-line, it’s heat embossed. In place of the Modern Label stamp, a Modern Label die is used.


The chipboard die cut shape was then heat embossed 3-4 times with Versamark ink and Gold embossing powder. Easy as can be, just let it cool to the touch between layers.


The Hello Hummingbird also has a touch of heat embossing of his own. The first layers, the wings/chest/beak areas are in Cali Blue, Deep Sapphire and Noir. The back is in Hot Tourmaline and embossed in clear embossing powder for the detail layer. The throat is first two toned in Coraline and Valentine Red, and the detail layer is in Lipstick Red.

Couture Mix sequins from Curtain Call and a white embossed sentiment strip finish off this beauty.

Thank you for visiting today and don’t forget to submit a card for the current Ton Challenge for your chance to win $50 gift code to the shop!

xo, Janette


A handful of Wishful Wildflowers

Hello, it’s LauraJane today. Hope you are having a beautiful day.

For today’s post I have several cards that I put together using the Wishful Wildflowers stamp set and the coordinating dies. After shopping at the new Boutique at The Ton, I simply had to play with the Peony Color Burst powder:)) and was delighted to see how different shades of red/pink could be achieved by varying the amount  of water used to mix with the powder.

These were my first two creative experiments: Using ALL the images from Wishful Wildflowers stamp set.  Both pieces are Heat embossed with Liquid Platinum EP. The top one is Watercolor paper and the bottom is Neenah Solar White 80# smooth.  For the pink one, I simply added more clear water to the paper and to the powder in the well of my pallette.TheTon-LauraJaneAfter playing with the color Burst I decided to use the pink piece and cut all the images out with the coordinating dies.  Then I heat embossed with Liquid Platinum EP the two arching images from Pragmatic Wreaths. Stamped the wreath blooms with Hollywood Star and Lemondrop. Added detail with  several ziggys to the Wishful Wildflower blooms and the wreath foliage. I will list the individual markers I used at the end of this post.Cut them out with the coordinating dies. Also I cut several Geometric Lattice Coverplate Die.

Here is a photo of all the bits and pieces before assembling my cards.TheTon-LaraJane4-18c

I was Thrilled to be able come up with THREE cards using the above supplies! With a panel of Freestyle Stripes thrown in:))TheTon-LauraJane-418a

For the first one, I needed a Wedding card:

I took one Geometric Lattice Coverplate cut from white CS and layered onto a white cardbase. Then I arranged the large cluster of wildflowers with a simple arch from Pragmatic Wreaths. Heat embossed the sentiment with Liquid Platinum EP onto black CS. And Embellished with Valentine Icing Couture Mix.IMG_4270The next one I cut the Geometric Lattice Coverplate from yellow CS. Then layered both arching images from Pragmatic Wreaths and several loose blooms from the colored Wishful Wildflowers . For the sentiment, I cut a 2 1/4″ circle with the Double Stitched Circle Dies (Small), stamped with Noir ink. Finished with Raspberry Sparkles couture Mix.IMG_4275

With a few more colored elements left over, I put together one last card. The panel stamped with Freestyle Stripes, inked with Amber Citrine, was cut with the largest  Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Small). Layered it onto a White panel cut with Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large).  Arranged the last of the blooms and wreath elements, cut in two pieces. Embellished with Glitter tape and  Raspberry Sparkles couture Mix. The sentiment is Liquid Platinum EP onto black CS.IMG_4277

Hope you enjoyed seeing my cards today, and it inspires you to PLAY, experiment and Create something you LOVE!

Thanks for stopping by!


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