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!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Ton November Challenge - Holiday

Hello everyone!!!

It's November 1st and it's time for a new challenge at The Ton Challenge blog!!!
For this month we are having a cue word challenge and the cue word is


The Ton's Fall 2017 Release includes lots of beautiful and unique holiday stamp sets. For this challenge I chose Holiday Love Poinsettia from the Fall Release. And I challenged myself to use untraditional color combination: aqua, magenta, brown and gold. 

I started by heat embossing the Holiday Love Poinsettia image on some Bristol smooth paper in gold pearl EP. I watercolored the image mainly in aqua and cut it with the coordinating die. The stripes was stamped using Haute Stripes cling stamp in Pink Derby on a white cardstock. I heat embossed the stripes in Iridescent EP for some sparkle. The sentiment is from City Girls: Winter Edition. I stamped it repeatedly on a strip of white cardstock in Pink Derby as well and glued it on the striped panel. For the background I splattered clear water on the dark brown shimmer panel and heat embossed it in gold. I foam mounted the striped panel on the brown panel and added Holiday Love Poinsettia on it. I embellished the card with some sequins from Medallion Gold and Glass Slippers and added tiny dots on the center of poinsettias using gold Pico Embellisher.

I can't say I'm happy with the result but the color combination is quite interesting though :)... will try that again someday.

Please stop by The Ton Challenge blog for more inspirations from my team mates and the guest designer for this month. And play along! As always one winner will get a $50 gift certificate to The Ton Shop!

Thank you so much for looking!
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Seize the Birthday - Kraft Card Base

Hello everyone! Hope you are doing well! 

Today starts a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! The Toppings option for next fortnight is 

Kraft Card Base

As I love to color using colored pencils on kraft cardstock, it wasn't a hard decision to do it again for this challenge :). 

To start off I stamped the floral cluster stamp from Florets set by Penny Black on my kraft card base using an embossing ink. I stamped it twice on two diagonal corners. I then colored one cluster on left top corner using Prismacolor colored pencils. After done with coloring I white heat embossed the image with the help of MISTI. The sentiment is also from Penny Black. I white heat embossed it onto the card. For some more interest I dry embossed a deckle frame using Distressed Edges die from Spellbinders. Some holo clear sequins were my finishing touch.

That's it from my side. Now it's your turn to play along! If you don't want to do with Toppings option, you may enter any newly created birthday card as always!

Please stop by Seize the Birthday blog for more inspirations from my team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Becca Cruger!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
See you in the Seize the Birthday gallery :)!

The Ton October 2017 Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!! Are you enjoying The Ton's October 2017 Release Blog Hop?
If you arrived here from Brenda's blog, you are right on track. If you want to start from the beginning of the hop, please hop over to The Ton's blog.

The Ton has released 11 gorgeous stamp sets and coordinating dies in this month which are available in The Ton's shop. Our design team member EunJi is designing digital stamps and some of her designs were used for this release.  I shared some of them already on my previous posts. If you want to take a look at them, click here, here and here.

Today I want to share my projects featuring Tulip Bouquet, Wishful Rose and Country Rose Cluster stamp sets.

Let's get started!

Tulip Bouquet
For my first card I watercolored Tulip Bouquet in the vase.

I usually do no-line coloring when I color flowers on my cards. But this time I tried to color black outlined image. I stamped the vase and the Tulip Bouquet in black archival ink and colored it. I did loose watercoloring using wet on wet coloring technique. I narrowed down the colored panel and foam mounted it on the light blue cardbase. I added white-blue bakers twine with a bow and the sentiment on the front panel. The sentiment stamped in Noir is from Tulip Bouquet as well. I clear heat embossed the sentiment and fussy cut it.  I added some Glass Slippers round Confetti to finish off the card.

My second card is featuring Wishful Rose. I planned to color a blue rose with Copic markers. So I stamped it in light blue ink on a Neenah Solar white panel.

Wishful Rose

I colored the Wishful Rose with Copic markers.  To keep the image mainly in blue I used bluegreen colors for the leaves. I then colored the image again with Polychromos colored pencils to add details. On the solid leaves around the image I added gray. After done with coloring I cut the panel along a curved line and the outline of the image and rounded a corner to mount it on a dark gray cardbase with some foam adhesive. The sentiment was white heat embossed on the cardbase. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Smoked Emerald and Blue Lagoon Couture mix.

For my next card I used Country Rose Cluster. The sentiment is from Celebration Rose Cluster.
I stamped the Country Rose Cluster on each corner of my watercolor paper panel to create a rose border. I used here a gray archival ink.
Country Rose Cluster
Celebration Rose Cluster

After I stamped the  Country Rose Cluster in gray archival ink on the watercolor paper, I watercolored them mainly in pink and purple. I added a bit of yellow and orange on some of the roses. After done with coloring I cut the panel using Double Stitched Rectangle die. The sentiment from  Celebration Rose Cluster was stamped in Noir. I mounted the panel on a white cardbase and glued some Glass Slippers round Confetti to finish off the card.

That's it from my side! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards today! 


We're giving away one stamp of choice from our October Release to a commenter! To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog on the hop. The comment period will close on Sunday, October 29 at 7pm EST. The winner will be announced on The Ton blog thereafter.


For our hop, we have a shipping discount for domestic orders. Our shipping promo ends on November 1 at 11:59pm. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. For U.S. orders, receive free shipping on orders over $75. Use code "USOCT17" at checkout.


The next stop is Jenny's blog! She has awesome projects to share with you! 
Below is the complete hop list! 

The Ton
Tae Eun - It's me :)! 
Laura Jane

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Enjoy the Hop!!!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Scabiosa Bouquet - EunJi's Digital Stamp

Hello everyone! Hope your week started off well :)! 

Today I have two cards to share with you. I'm guest designing again for EunJi's Etsy Shop "DotBStamp", where you can find her beautiful digital stamps. Today's digital stamp is called Scabiosa Bouquet

I chose watercolor as my coloring medium for today's cards. I'm practicing watercoloring these days and I'm loving it more and more. It takes very long for me to finish one project, but it doesn't hurt my wrist and hands which is the case with pencil coloring :)!

For my first card I combined the vase and the bouquet.

I printed the image out on mixed media paper and watercolored it. I added a little bit of pearl watercolor for some shine. I wanted a dark background but wasn't brave enough to make it even darker than that :)! I added some faux splatters using a white gel pen, cut the panel using Double Stitched Rectangle die. The sentiment is from Penny Black. I stamped it in ombre using Dark Roast and Noir dye inks. I foam mounted the panel on a chocolate brown cardbase and finished my card off by adding some Medallion gold sequins by The Ton.

For my second card I created a floral border by adding the bouquet image four times.

This was also printed on a mixed media paper. I then watercolored the image. For this card I used Daniel Smith Hero Arts Palette I've gotten with a monthly kit last year. For the subtle background I used light blue and gray Zig brush markers. After done with coloring I cut the panel using an A2 size Double Stitched Rectangle die, stamped the sentiment from Lucky Tulip set by The Ton in Noir and mounted it on a white cardbase. To finish off the card I added some White Blizzard Nuvo Drops on the center of the flowers.

The Scabiosa Bouquet is one of my favorite digital stamps by EunJi. Beautifully arranged delicate flowers are perfect for coloring with any medium.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope you enjoyed my cards! Please stop by EunJi's blog and her Etsy shop for more inspiration!

Have a wonderful week!