Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Ton 5th Anniversary 2020 Release

Hello and welcome to The Ton's 5th Anniversary Release !!!

Effie has designed 8 new stamp sets for this release. As always super unique and beautiful!!! We have a outlined floral cluster stamp - Charmed Wildflower, a layering large flower stamp - Large Florals: Peony and some fun sentiment stamp sets - Hey There Sentiments, Fill it In Sentiments along with unique or fashionable stamp sets - Lean Back, Lifetime of Love, Vintage Type. The 3 x 4" XOXO Peony set is the gift with purchase item.

* The free GWP (gift with purchase) for this release is our 3x4 XOXO Peony set. This set is free with a $50* purchase
* Spend $75* and receive our XOXO Peony and 3x4 Chickadee Greetings stamp.

Restrictions apply. GWP promo ends on 1/31/2020
  • Threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping.
  • Must type GWP in order notes. Order must include a new Anniversary Release stamp.
  • Does not apply to prior orders. No rainchecks.

I made two cards to share with you.

My first card is featuring  Large Florals :Peony set. This stamp set has a large peony flower in three layers and a leaf image in two layers. 

I stamped the peony in Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink and the leaves in Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. I fussy cut them and set them aside. There are coordinating cut files in The Ton's shop, if you can use a cutting machine.

To create the background I colored an YUPO panel in Flamingo and Shell pink alcohol ink. I added lots of rubbing alcohol and moved and dried the inks using a blower.
I adhered the background panel on a light gray cardbase and the leaves on it. the flower was added using some foam tapes.
The sentiment is from Large Florals :Peony set as well. I white heat embossed it on a strip of gray cardstock. I finished off the card with three Glass Slippers sequins.

The next card is showcasing Lifetime of Love stamp set. It's a great set to celebrate a wedding or anniversaries. I worked with a digital version of the stamp set, as I haven't received the stamp set at that time. The stamp has arrived while I was coloring the image :) .

I printed out the image arranged as shown in the picture. Surely you can stamp the scene as you want using the elements included in the stamp set like the bridal veil, the pattern of the dress or the bow tie for the bridegroom. I colored the image using Copic markers. I used B34, 37, 39, 99 and V99 for the dress and colored the suit in cool gray. I colored the skin and the hair only very lightly. 

I gold heat embossed the pattern of the dress and covered the dress and the veil with some glitter using a clear glitter pen.
I ink blended the background in Violet Fringe, True Navy and Parisian Blue and splattered gold and white watercolor on the panel while covering the image.
After the background was dry I cut the panel using the Double Stitched Rectangle die and mounted it on a navy cardbase. The sentiment from the same stamp set was gold heat embossed on a strip of vellum and adhered on the card. Some  Glass Slippers sequins were my finishing touch.

That's it from my side! Hope I could show you the beauty of the new stamp sets!
One winner will receive a stamp of choice from our new Anniversary 2020 Release. Leave a comment on our blog and team member blogs for a chance to win. Comment period closes on Jan. 27th at midnight EST. Winners will be announced on our blog on January 30th.
Are you enjoying the new release?
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Thank you so much for stopping by and looking my cards!
Tomorrow is the first day of the three day long Instagram hop with many amazing crafters!

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Seize the Birthday #181 - Stencils


Today is the Seize the Birthday Thursday and we are having the second challenge of this year! Our lovely boss Nancy chose the Toppings option this time and she wants us to use some Stencils. 

I'm not good at using stencils for my cards. So this topping was challenging for me. Fortunately I remembered that I have a stencil and the matching stamp set by Penny Black. The stamp set is a simple floral branch, called Softly (30-319) and the stencil is Promenade (25-001)

I white heat embossed the Softly image two times on a Canson XL watercolor paper panel. I applied lots of water on it and sprinkled Orange and Lemon Yellow Color Burst powder on the flowers. I moved the panel to blend the colors and sprayed pearl water on it. I helped the colors go on the flowers with a brush and let the panel dry. I colored the leaves in Sepia.

After the panel was dry, I stenciled the Promenade image using Nuvo Glimmer paste on it and let it dry.  The sentiment is from Good Wishes (30-541) set by Penny Black. I stamped it in a black pigment ink and clear heat embossed. I trimmed down the panel and foam mounted it on a kraft cardbase. I finished off the card by adding some clear iridescent sequins.

That's it! Now it's your turn to play along! If you don't like to take the Topping, you may enter any birthday themed project into our gallery!

Please don't forget to visit Seize the Birthday blog to get more inspiration from my team mates and our surprise party guest  Joyce Mehrberg from Cards by the Sea!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Fillable Tag with Pocket - Pinkfresh Studio

Hello everyone!

Today I'm on Pinkfresh Studio blog with a couple of cards I made using Essentials: Fillable Tag with Pocket stand alone cuts. Using this tag die set you can create pretty tags with a pocket. The set includes also some small cut out patterns and a window die. I used this set to create two cards for today. 

Hope you could stop by Pinkfresh Studio blog to take a closer look!

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Flower Challenge #40 - Shaped Cards - Reminder

Hello everyone! How are you! Hope you're having a great week so far! 

It's already time for a reminder card for the latest Flower Challenge with the theme "Shaped Card". I'm afraid I'll say soon... it's already December... lol.

This month we are being sponsored by Alex Syberia. I'm sure, most of you already know about her beautiful digital designs she sells on her etsy shop. She is also an awesome card maker with amazing coloring skills. If you missed her creations, here is the link to her Instagram account.
The winner of this challenge will get two of her lovely digital images!!! 

I chose Winter Bouquet digital stamp from her etsy shop . I've made a circle card as my first DT card. This time I've made a tri-fold card using the same image. 

To make the cardbase I used a 12x12" panel in navy. I cut the panel into a trapezoid. The long side measures 5.5" and the short one 2.25". I folded the panel in accordion fold to make a trifold card.

I printed the Winter Bouquet digital stamp four times. I resized the images and made two pairs, one of each pair being a mirror image. I colored the floral image using Copic markers. I chose some cold colors like blue, violet and cool gray. 

I adhered a thin strip of Adhesive Glitter paper Glossy Fine Silver (The Ton) on the top edge of the cardbase panel and arranged the two of the colored Winter Bouquet images. I adhered them using some foam tape on the front side. I then took the mirror images and glued them on the back, so that the colored bouquets could be seen on both sides.

The sentiment was cut using Handlettered Greetings die set (SSS) from some heavyweight white cardstock, stacked together and added to the top edge of the card. I finished off the card by adding some white splatter dots using a white gel pen.

It was so much fun to do something different. I hope you're inspired by my card and will play along with us this month! 

Please visit The Flower Challenge blog! My amazingly talented team mates are showcasing some gorgeous DT cards! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a great one! 

Monday, January 13, 2020

LOVE trio - The Ton

Hello and Happy Monday everyone!!!

Today I'm on The Ton's blog with a card trio in the same layout.
It has started with one card design idea, then it turns into a card duo in my mind, but while I was making the cards I decided to add one more :) !

Hope you could stop by The Ton's blog for more details!
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Share the Love - Penny Black

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a great weekend! 

I have three more cards to share with you that I made using some goodies from Share the Love Release by Penny Black

This release is full of love and includes lovely items which will help you to make some pretty Valentine's Day cards. For my cards for today I've used cute floral mini stamp sets. Let's take a look!

My first card is featuring Potted Passion (30-659) stamp set and the Heart Border die (51-592) from this release.

I started by stamping the Potted Passion (30-659) image on a Neenah solar white cardstock in Memento black ink and coloring it using Copic markers. I colored the heart flowers in RV colors, the leaves in YGs and The pot in C colors. I highlighted the cute hearts using a white gel pen.

To create the front panel with the main image peeking out from a side, I sketched a rectangle and cut it using a kraft knife. I then cut a corner of the panel using Heart Border die (51-592).  The middle panel was cut using one of the dies from Stitches of Love die set (51-597) from a pink cardstock.

I chose a soft pink cardbase and stamped the sentiment from Potted Passion (30-659) stamp set repeatedly on it in Tattered Rose DI for more interest.

I mounted the pink panel flat on the cardbase and the front panel with the main image on it using some foam tape. For the sentiment I colored a strip of white card stock in some dark RV Copic markers and white heat embossed the sentiment from Potted Passion (30-659) stamp set on it. I finished off the card with some clear iridescent sequins.

The next card is showcasing Tenderness (30-655) stamp set. It is a mini stamp set with small roses in different sizes. There is also a coordinating Cut out (51-601)

I white heat embossed the small flowers and leaves on a watercolor paper and colored them in yellow and orange using Mijello Mission Gold watercolor. I cut them using the coordinating Cut out (51-601) and set them aside.

To create the background I colored two diagonal corners of an A2 sized watercolor paper panel in yellow and orange with a bit of yellow green Color Burst. After the panel was dry I cut it using the largest die from Stitches of Love die set (51-597). This die set includes five rectangle dies with different stitch patterns; very versatile!

The sentiment from Love Language set (30-667) was stamped in a black pigment ink on a piece of white cardstock and clear heat embossed. I cut the panel using one of the dies from Stitches of Love die set (51-597).

Now it's time to assemble my card. I mounted the background panel flat on a yellow cardbase, foam mounted the sentiment panel onto the center of it and arranged the small flowers as shown in the picture. To finish off I scattered some yellow and clear sequins on the card. 

The last card is showing the pretty flower from Dear Friend stamp set (30-663).

I gold heat embossed the flower on a watercolor paper and colored it using Color Burst in blue, purple and pink. I cut it with the coordinating Cut Out (51-599) and set it aside.

To create the background in matching colors with the flower, I ink blended an A2 Neenah Solar White panel in Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry DI, splattered clear water and tapped it with a paper towel. I also splattered white ink on it.

After the background panel was dry I dry embossed it with the whole set of Stitches of Love die (51-597). I cut a white frame using two dies from the same set.

I adhered the background panel on a white cardbase and mounted the frame and the flower on it using some foam adhesives. The sentiment is also from Dear Friend stamp set (30-663). I white heat embossed it on a strip of navy cardstock and added it onto the card.

That's the cards I wanted to share with you today! Hope you liked looking them!

Wishing you a restful and crafty weekend, my friends!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Shaped Cards - Penny Black

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a great week so far and getting used to say or write 2020 instead of 2019 😄 !!!

Today I have a trio of shaped floral cards to share with you. I used some of the new floral cling stamps from Share the Love release by Penny Black.  You may noticed already... the Valentine's day is coming ❤️! 

The first card is showcasing the beautiful wreath out of roses, called Winsome Wreath cling stamp (40-721).

I stamped the Winsome Wreath on a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock in black Memento ink. 
I created the background first using smooshing technique. I used Distress inks in yellow, pink, light blue and light green. I applied the ink colors on a piece of clear acetate sheet, sprayed pearlized water (water mixed with some pearl pigments) and pressed it onto the stamped panel. I repeated the process until I was happy with the result. 

After the stamped panel was dry, I started coloring the image using Copic markers. I colored the roses mainly in R30s and added a touch of orange using some YR colors. The leaves were colored in YG and G Copic markers. I also added a little bit of shadow in C colors. After the coloring was done, I stamped the image once again to get a crisp outline. I could do it as I left the stamp in the MISTI tool. 

The sentiment is from Hug me (30-668) mini sentiment set which I heat embossed in Liquid Platinum directly on the colored panel. I partially cut the image using a Double Stitched circle die (The Ton) and fussy cut the part where the roses are. I traced the shape of the panel on a extra piece of white cardstock and cut it to mat the colored panel. I made a circle cardbase using the same circle die I used for the partial die cutting and adhered the colored panel on it.

I finished off the card by scattering some clear iridescent sequins and covering the roses with glitter using a clear Wink of Stella pen.

My second card is a heart shaped card and is featuring Passionate Blooms cling stamp (40-718). This floral arrangement is in a heart shape, so I followed the original shape to make the card.

To create the card shape I first cut two hearts from a Bristol vellum paper using my Cricut. On one heart panel I stamped the Passionate Blooms in Tattered Rose (big flowers) and Antique Linen (small flowers and leaves) Distress ink.

I colored the image using Zig brush markers and a water brush as shown in the pictures. I know, I'm posting many pictures today :). I went wild and took too many pictures so that I couldn't pick only two or three from them 😁.

I decided to go with the light blue background which shows the heart shape of the card. The sentiment is from Hug me (30-668) mini sentiment set. I stamped it in a black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it. 

I adhered the upper edge of the two heart panels to make them into a card and finished off the card by adding some clear rhinestones.

Next circle card is showcasing Rose Romance cling stamp set (40-719). This stamp set includes two stamps ; one simple rose wreath that I used for my card and a small heart with a string.

I cut a circle from some Canson watercolor paper and gold heat embossed the Rose Romance image on it. I colored the rose wreath with Mijello Mission Gold watercolor. I also colored the area outside the wreath in red, pink and orange and splattered the same colors and white watercolor on the panel.

Next I gold heat embossed the sentiment from Love Language stamp set (30-667) on a piece of watercolor paper and watercolored it in the same colors I used for the main panel. I then cut it with a stitched circle die. 

To create the red circle cardbase I cut two circles slightly larger than the front panel from some heavyweight red cardstock and adhered them on an edge. I mounted the front panel flat on the red cardbase and foam mounted the small circle piece with the sentiment on it. I finished off the card by adding three red rhinestones to it.

I had a blast coloring the Penny Black floral images! It was challenging to me to make some shaped cards using them but it was also fun to do.

The January challenge over at The Flower Challenge is all about shaped cards !  If you're inspired by my cards today, please don't forget to link up your shaped cards into The Flower Challenge 😊!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!!!
Have a great day!