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Monday, November 9, 2015

The Ton November Mini Release!

Today is the day! The Ton Stamps is having a mini-release featuring their Holiday Flourishes stamp set with coordinating dies. You may recognize this stamp set from the Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval boxes that went out last month. Now, you have the opportunity to purchase the stamp set on its own! And, and, AND there are now coordinating dies available! Heck, yes!

Okay, let's jump into the projects. I made a card, a tag, and a card-tag (hybrid? Completely made up? Yep, probably just the latter.) This post is kinda long, so I hope you'll bear with me.

When I first received the set. my initial thought was to use all of those gorgeous flourishes (that are so nicely cut with the dies) to frame a shaker window. I haven't made very many (if any... I can't remember) pastel holiday cards this year, and this set was just screaming to be stamped in mint, pink, and silver.

After cutting all of the shapes included in the die set, I stamped them all in Silver Delicata ink. I then used Vintage Jadeite ink from Papertrey Ink to stamp the holly leaves, then stamping the outline in Silver Delicata ink. The berries were stamped in PTI's Autumn Rose ink. I die cut a circle from the mint card stock panel, then arranged the flourishes, leaves, and berries the way I wanted without adhering them. I then placed this half-finished panel in my MISTI, placed my flourish and dot stamps where I wanted them, closed the door, and removed the die cuts to begin stamping. This may seem convoluted, but it helps me to get the flourishes placed exactly where I want without the possibility of stamping on my die cuts.

Now, for the background, I heat embossed the sentiment from The Ton's Holiday Lyrics in silver embossing powder onto some Fabriano hot press watercolor. I then took Spun Sugar Distress Ink and blended a halo around the sentiment, then blended some Worn Lipstick around the edges of that to create an ombre effect. For the "shake shake" part of the shaker card, I used Glass Slippers, Pixie Pink, Mojito Sparkling Clear sequins, and Clear Pink Coral seed beads. I adhered everything to an Autumn Rose card base. 

For the tag, I was still in pastel mode, but wanted to change up the mint to aqua. Pink, aqua, and gold is one of my absolute favorite combinations in general, and I think it looks so pretty combined with the lovely holly stamps. Those flourishes are going to be SO versatile... look how gorgeous they are in gold! Anyway, this tag is super simple. Once I had the design laid out, it took maybe 20 minutes to die cut, stamp, and adhere everything. Love it. I used Delicata Gold ink and PTI's Aqua Mist and Autumn Rose. 

Now, this tag is probably my favorite project, as well as the simplest. This color combo is awesome. It looks so cute with a red and black buffalo check bag, but I just couldn't get a good photo of it, so you'll just have to take my word for it. :) I simply heat embossed the sentiment from Holiday Flourishes onto a black 3 1/2x4 inch notecard using Liquid Platinum embossing powder. I then heat embossed the leaves and berries onto black card stock, die cut them, and placed them on the card after heat embossing a few flourishes in the background. Some red Liquid Pearls really pop against that black card stock. Love it.

I hope you're still with me at the end of this super long post! Enjoy the rest of The Ton's DT's creations... I'm off to go check them out!


  1. Love your cards! The shaker colors are so fun!!

  2. Emily, your work with this set is just fabulous! I'm tripping over the colours you used and will probably have to steal all of your ideas :)