Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Ton November 2017 Release - Vintage Christmas Block

Hello everyone! 

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you featuring a very unique stamp set from The Ton. The Ton had a mini release of 4 clear stamp sets this month. Effie's designs for this release were inspired by her own stamp carving art (If you want to see Effie's hand-carved stamps, visit her on instagram @craftyeffie.) The new holiday stamps are very unique and different from other stamps from The Ton. 

Christmas Sweater
Folk Art Christmas Tree

Holiday Ornaments
Vintage Christmas Block

For today's card I used Vintage Christmas Block.

I went with a vintage look like the name of the stamp says.

I stamped the block image on a beige cardstock (Almond Cream from Bazzill) in brown ombre using Found Topaz and Dark Roast dye ink. The black mark on the dark brown part wasn't intended. I tried the stamp using black StazOn on Yupo before I made this card, and the stamp wasn't perfectly clean :). It was an accident but I liked it. I colored the tiny images using Polychromos colored pencils, added some glitter using Spica Glitter pens. I outlined the sentiment and drew the snow on the letters using a white gel pen. It's hard to see in the pic but the letters have glittery coat of a clear glitter pen. To finish off the card I added a thin frame cut from a gold glitter paper.

I don't know why but the close up picture looks a bit bluish :)...

This is a holiday stamp set with which you could create a set of Christmas cards in minutes.  Some metallic or glittery heat embossing of this block image and you have a festive Christmas card in hands! 

If you already have some items of the new release, don't forget to play along at The Ton's November Challenge. The theme is HOLIDAY! 
As always one winner will get a $50 gift certificate* to The Ton shop!

* Gift certificates are only valid on The Ton Stamps, Dies, Ink and Gilding Section in our shop.

I want to enter this card into Addicted to Stamps and More #268: HOLIDAY

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Wishing you all a wonderful day! 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Flower Challenge #14 - CAS Reminder

Hello again! 

I'm popping in to share two CAS (clean and simple) cards with you! The theme of November at The Flower Challenge is CAS. I've made two cards using EunJi's digital stamp Camelia, which I showed in this post on Monday.

I foiled the image so I have golden outlines, not black ones. After I printed the images in black on some mixed media paper I covered it with Thermoweb gold foil and ran it through a laminator. I should have done it two times. After only once it left some areas without foil, as you can see in the close up picture.

I colored the images using watercolor and fussy cut them all out. The gold foiled purple panel, which I used for background is a patterned paper. The white front panel was cut along the line of the floral image and I added a few score lines for some interest. The front panel is foam mounted on the cardbase. I added the floral image onto the card and added the purple sentiment banner. The white heat embossed sentiment is from Daffodil Greetings set from The Ton.

My second card was made in the same way like the first one. I arranged the floral elements here and cut the front panel along the axis of the arrangement.

So now it's your turn!
Create some CAS floral card and link up in the gallery at The Flower Challenge :)!

Thank you so much for looking! Please don't forget to hop over to The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my team mates!

Have a great day!

Christmas cards in sets - The Ton


Today I'm on The Ton's blog with two sets of Christmas cards.
I usually make one card with a design. But this time I played around with the same design and made 4 cards in two different designs.

Hope you could stop by The Ton's blog to see how I made them.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Later today I have one more scheduled post. See you again soon :)!


Monday, November 13, 2017

Bright Paeonia & Camelia - EunJi's digital stamps

Hello everyone! Hope you had a restful weekend.

Today I have two cards to share with you. I'm guest designing for EunJi's digital stamps. She released 4 stamp sets on her Etsy shop DotBStamp last week and today's cards are featuring Bright Paeonia and Camelia from the new release.

On my first card I watercolored the Bright Paeonia.

I printed the image in gray on a mixed media paper and watercolored it. I kept the flower in yellow and orange with a little of coral color and added gold on the flower center. The sentiment, stamped in Noir, is from Celebration Rose Cluster set from The Ton. I sprayed Sparkle Shimmer Spritz all over the panel.  I die cut the colored panel with a Distressed Edges die from Spellbinders and foam mounted it on the kraft cardbase. Some Medallion Gold sequins are my finishing touch.

For my second card I used one of the images from Camelia.

The image was printed in gray on a mixed media paper. I watercolored the camelia in pink and purple. This time I colored the petals almost flat so the flower has a simple look. I added sparkle using a clear glitter pen, drew the outline in gray Spica Glitter pen and added white accents using a white gel pen. To pop up the image I added gray shade using C Copics. I cut the right edge of the panel and glued it flat on the cardbase on which I adhered a strip of purple glitter paper. The sentiment from Basic Labels set from The Ton was stamped in Grape Crush and foam mounted onto the card. The purple glitter strip and purple bakers twine embellish the sentiment label. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Valentine Icing, Royal Garden Party and Violet Sprinkle Couture Mix. 

Hope you enjoyed looking today's cards :)! EunJi is sharing her gorgeous cards made using Camelia and Bright Paeonia sets on her blog! So hope you could stop by her blog!

I want to enter the first card into Addicted to Stamps and More #267: Make your Mark.

Thank you so much for looking!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Circles

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

Today is Seize the Birthday Thursday :)! And of course I have a birthday card to share with you :)! 

The Toppings option for this challenge is CIRCLES !
As always you may link up any newly created birthday card in our gallery, if you want to.

I have created three circle windows on my card.

To start off I stamped Rose Bouquet from The Ton's October Release in Tattered Rose and twisted Citron DI on Bristol Smooth paper, watercolored, and fussy cut them. The front panel with circle windows was cut with my Cricut and dry embossed using Fabric Weave EF by Spellbinders.
To create the blended background I used Twisted Citron, Peacock Feather, Fossilized Amber and Broken China DOX. The front panel was foam mounted on the cardbase. I then placed the bouquets into the circle windows. The banner is from Thankful Cornucopia set from The Ton and the sentiment is from Penned Sentiments also from The Ton. I gold heat embossed them and cut the banner using coordinating die. After I glued the banner onto the card, I added some clear Dew Drops to finish off the card.

That's it from my side. Please hop over to the Seize the Birthday Blog. There are gorgeous inspiration cards from my amazing team mates and our surprise party guest Becca Cruger waiting for you!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you play along!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Flower Challenge #14 - CAS

Hello everyone! 

A new challenge at The Flower Challenge has started today! The theme for this month is CAS (Clean and Simple).

This is my take on our cue word.

This Daffodil Greetings stamp set is from The Ton. It was an incentive gift in October Release and will be available soon.
I started by stamping the image in copic-friendly Caviar Hybrid ink. After I masked the image and the sides of the image using torn papers, I blended Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feather and Broken China DI, splattered clear water and dabbed it off with paper towel. I then colored the daffodil using Copic markers and stamped the sentiment from Tulip Bouquet in Noir. To finish off I added some sequins from Flamenco Sunset, Belle's Dress and Glass Slippers from The Ton.

That's it from my side. I enjoyed creating this CAS one layer card! Hope you'll join us at The Flower Challenge!!! Please don't forget to visit The Flower Challenge blog for more inspirations!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Guest Designing at CAS(E) this Sketch #246

Hello everyone!!! Hope your November is starting off well! 

Today I have a special card to share with you!!! I had the honor of being a winner at CAS(E) this Sketch in last Summer even twice !!! with this and this card! And today I have a GD spot at CTS 246! :) 

This is the artistic sketch which Leigh Penner created! Isn't it awesome ?!!! 

The splotchy background is just screaming for alcohol inks :)! 

I created the background on Yupo paper using Sunshine Yellow, Mountain Rose, Hazelnut and Gold mixative. The leaves were cut with Sizzix Thinlits Garden Greens dies from some white cardstock and glued flat on the Yupo panel.

The sentiment was cut with hello word die from The Ton from black cardstock and was heat embossed in Extreme Peacock EP. To place my sentiment I cut a small rectangular frame from the same light gray cardstock I used as my cardbase. I foam mounted it onto the card and added the sentiment. Some sequins from Cinderella's RideFlamenco Sunset Couture Mix and Medallion Gold sequins were my finishing touch.

Huge thanks to CAS(E) this Sketch for having me! It was fun to play with the sketch again!

Hope you like my card!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Have a crafty day!