Border shaker made Easy

Hello! It’s LauraJane:) today.  Boy do I have a super easy shaker card thanks to the Floral Border Cling Background and the new Coordinating Die . Take a look!

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When Effie said she had this NEW die available, I said,”YES Ma’am! and Thank YOU!!”  Fussy cutting out the middle of the Floral Border Cling Background was never my favorite thing to do. The new Coordinating Die makes it so simple.

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Here is how I made the card:

Here’s a closer look:

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At this point I realized that the Congratulations Word Die was too long for the short end of my panel…so I carefully did some surgery and cut after the first “t” and before the “s” and spliced them together on the card front. Saying, “Congrats” for an anniversary, or a retirement, or maybe a new home:)) I’ll decide later and place the rest of the sentiment on the inside of the card.

I finished the card by sprinkling a few sequins and flowers from the same two mixes from above.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and understood my instructions.

Don’t forget we have a CHALLENGE BLOG too!

Join us for the month of February.

There is a Whopping $50 Gift card that will go to the winning entry:))
Here is how to play:

To participate in our challenge, create a paper crafting project based on the CUE Word “LOVE”. Used at least one stamp from The Ton:)

Have a Super day!

LauraJane:)

 

 

 

 

Addicted to Coloring #2

Hello and happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a restful and joyful Thanksgiving, if you are in the US 🙂 ! It’s TaeEun here today sharing three cards I made with love to Coloring once again. I’ve named my debut-post as Addicted to Coloring and I thought it would be fun to make another version of that.

Today I used the big tulip image from Lucky Tulip stamp which EunJi from our team has designed. I love coloring bold floral images. And this tulip is definitely one of my favorites. Did you know that we have Dew Drops in our Shop now?  Today’s cards are featuring all three variations of Dew Drops we have : Clear, Seaglass blue and Silver Dew Drops.

Let’s start with this purple card!

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This tulip was colored using Zig markers and water brush. I added some shade around the flower and splatters all over the water color panel using silver Gansai Tambi which can be seen better in close-up picture. I then cut the panel along the extended axis of the flower and around the flower. For the card base I took a piece of textured purple card stock, stamped the Haute Stripes Cling background in embossing ink and silver heat embossed it. I really like how the texture of the card stock made some pattern on the embossing. I adhered the purple panel flat on the card base and then the water color panel using some foam tape on that. The word fabulous was cut from some purple foam and “YOU ARE” from the Basic Labels was stamped in Noir dye ink on some white card stock, cut and foam mounted on the card. For the final touch I added a few clear Dew Drops mixed with two Seaglass blue Dew Drops.

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On my second card I colored the tulip using Copic markers first. After Copic coloring I went in with Polychromos colored pencils to add red details on this yellow-red hybrid tulip and some shadows.

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I decided to make a front panel with a window for the tulip. So I made a cutting file for that and cut a water color card stock which I colored in green and blue shades using some Distress inks with my Cutting machine. The sentiment from Scripty Greetings stamp set was stamped in Noir dye ink. I added white shadow to it using a gel pen. After I foam mounted the front panel, I scattered some clear Dew Drops on the card and finished it off.

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The last card shows three tulips colored with alcohol inks.

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To start off I heat embossed the tulips using some silver glitter embossing powder. I masked the tulip in the middle to stamp the other two. I then applied the alcohol inks by dripping and tilted the Glossy cardstock to move the ink in the desired direction. After alcohol ink was dry, I mounted the panel on the card base and added a strip of purple  Glitter Tape. The Sentiment was cut using our Thank You word die from some purple foam and once more from silver glitter paper which I made using our Silver Adhesive Glitter Paper. I glued the silver sentiment on the purple foam and mounted it onto the card.  To finish off the card I added three Silver Dew Drops on the purple glitter strip and scattered tiny flowers from Candy Cane Garden Couture Mix.

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Here you can see once again three different coloring projects together: watercoloring, alcohol ink coloring and copic coloring with added details using colored pencils. Which one do you like most? Anyhow I had so much fun making them :).

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!! Hope you could find some time for relaxing coloring today!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Pretty Packages.

Hi, friends! Emily here with you today to share a festive holiday card. I have always loved those photos on Pinterest of packages that have been lovingly wrapped and decorated with pine boughs, berries, ribbons, etc, and have great plans for doing something similar with my own holiday gifts, but somehow I am always rushing to get the gifts wrapped and out the door, so the most “extra” I usually get on there is a bow and usually a store bought tag. (I know, I’m awful.) As I was looking through my older sets from The Ton, I saw the Grand Bows set and thought, now that we have the Holiday Cones set, why don’t I whip up a little card to look like one of those beautifully wrapped, Pinterest-worthy packages?

I started by stamping the tone-on-tone “wrapping paper” background using the Poinsettia Garden background stamp and Lipstick Red ink. I added a little ink blending around the edges with the same ink color to make it look a little less flat. Next, I cut two strips of the Green Foil adhesive backed paper and laid them perpendicular to each other in the center of the “gift,” trying to make sure they crossed each other somewhere near the center.

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Next, I stamped the berries and pinecones from Holiday Cones using  Crystal Garden     inks, Red SangriaLipstick Red, and Cocoa Collection trio  inks and the spruce sprigs from Holiday Cones Outlines using Everglade Moss. I fussy cut all of the images out, but you can certainly use dies. Mine just haven’t arrived yet. 🙂 Next, I stamped that beautiful, fluffy looking bow from Grand Bows using the darker two shades of the Crystal Garden trio inks and fussy cut it, as well. I arranged all of the foliage in a nice little cluster beneath my bow, removed the bow, and used Press ‘n Seal to pick up my arrangement to add adhesive. I then laid it back down and added the bow over the top with dimensional adhesive.

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For the greeting, I die cut the “Christmas” from Holiday Word dies three times, once from Silver Glitter paper, and twice from cheap watercolor card stock that I don’t want to use for actual watercoloring (haha!!). I glued them all together, then stamped my “merry” from Mistletoe Kisses (actually part of the “merry & bright” stamp, but I just cut off the portion I didn’t need) using Lipstick Red ink.

And that’s it! Typing it out makes it seem more complicated than it is, but I promise it’s not, especially if you have the dies to make the process go more quickly. But isn’t it so pretty? Would be so nice to package a gift card for someone for Christmas!

Well, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! (It’s Thursday, so I can talk about the weekend, right?) Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

Rose Terrace and Word Dies

Hello everyone!  TaeEun here today and I have four cards to share with you.

For my cards for today I used Rose Terrace Cling Background stamp as the main image, which I’ve been loving since I got it. This stamp can make a beautiful background, and there is a part of it which you can stamp as a standalone rose cluster with three gorgeous roses, if you mask off the other part. I’ve combined these two ways to make my cards.

theton1010-rose-terraceToday’s cards are also featuring our new basic word dies. In the Fall Release in September 5 more basic word dies in beautiful scripty font have been added to our die collection. They are hugs, hello, happy birthday, congratulations and thank you, very useful sentiments for many occasions!

Now to my projects! Grab your coffee or tea and enjoy!

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I played with my beloved alcohol inks again to create this loose look of my first card. At first I stamped the rose cluster part I mentioned above from the Rose Terrace Cling Background stamp on a piece of white cardstock to use it as my guide. I dripped alcohol inks onto the expected area for roses (Poppyfield, Sunshine yellow, Sunset orange) and leaves (Botanical, Citrus) on a glossy cardstock, and then added some droplets and splatters of Aqua. I let it aside for a while to dry and then stamped the rose cluster with an embossing ink and heat embossed it in gold. Unfortunately it wasn’t completely dry so that the gold embossing isn’t perfect. But I think it’s okay for a loose look :).

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For the sentiment I die cut “thank” from the Thank you word dies from the alcohol ink panel. I then trimmed the panel down a bit and mounted it flat on a dark red card base. I took “you” from the Loose Peonies stamp set, gold heat embossed it on a vellum, punched a circle out and glued it on the card. The final touch was a few sequins from the Santa’s Sneeze Couture Mix and Glass Slippers Sequins.

For the rest of today’s cards I stamped the Rose Terrace Cling Background stamp in our Rose Gold Bangle pigment ink  on some gray or white cardstock as background and let it dry. I then prepared the rose cluster as my focus in various ways.

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For my second card I stamped the rose cluster using Spectrum Aqua Markers and a spray of pearlized water. I then fussy cut the roses and branches, which I stamped several times, and arranged them on the card as shown in the picture. I wanted the main image to stand out, so I took the hello die cut, heat embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder as my subtle sentiment. For some sparkle I scattered a few sequins from Glass Slippers Sequins Mix.

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In this card the rose cluster was heat embossed with our Rose Gold embossing powder on some watercolor cardstock and colored using Zig markers. I colored the top and left parts of the card base directly using our Lofty Mint dye ink pad and then using embossing ink to clear heat emboss it. I then added the grey background panel with the Rose Terrace Cling Background in Rose Gold Bangle pigment ink and foam mounted a thin strip of some mint glitter paper. The fussy cut rose cluster was mounted using some foam adhesive as well. The hello was die cut three times from a gray cardstock and once from the mint glitter paper. I stack them up with the mint glitter sentiment slightly offset. The sequins I used here are from Glass Slippers, Garden at Dusk and I Dream in Peach Couture Mix.

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I tried to catch the shine of our Rose Gold Bangle pigment ink in my close-up picture, which wasn’t that easy . I hope you can guess the metallic shine here!

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The rose cluster of my last card for today was heat embossed in Rose Gold embossing powder on a gray cardstock. I fussy cut it and mounted it on the card using foam adhesive in upper part and flat in lower part. The “birthday” from happy birthday word dies was cut two times from some gray cardstock and once out of navy cardstock and glued together. The navy die cut was adhered slightly offset. “HAPPY” from the Basic Labels stamp set was heat embossed in Rose Gold embossing powder.  To finish off I added three clear gems.

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That’s it from me today. I hope you enjoyed seeing my cards and got some inspiration for your own projects!!!

Wishing you all a good start into the week!

Hugs,

TaeEun

 

Stencil from Petal Cut Peony Standalone dies

Hello It’s LauraJane, I have a card using the Petal Cut Peonies Standalone dies as a Stencil.

I’m thrilled with how it turned out!

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I made a short video sharing the process of creating the card. Hope you enjoy it:))

 

LauraJane:)