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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Ton Anniversary Release- Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of The Ton's First Anniversary Release! 


For our Anniversary Release, we have 17 new stamps (clear sets and cling background stamps) and 2 new dies (one fabulous coverplate die and a word die). For Day 2's post, The Ton is featuring four new clear stamp sets and two new rubber background sets: Honey Bears, Love and a Dog, Love and a Cat, Purrincess, (all of which were designed by our very own Mayline!!!) Haute Stripes, and Stripe Addict. Mayline created three videos to show you how easy it is to customize your critters. You can check them out HERE, HERE, and HERE

This first card set features the new set Honey Bears! The set features several bears standing and sitting in different poses, with different accessories, and different facial expressions. The possible combinations are endless. How adorable are they!?! I created a set of three cards, using the bears and a new background set being debuted later on this week. To start, I stamped three of the bears onto some watercolor card stock using some black Archival ink so that I could use my watercolors. I then stamped some of the accessories, including the darling scarf and hat, birthday hat and bowtie, and some balloons. I colored them all with my Zig markers, then fussy cut them and laid them aside. 





For the card bases, I stamped a background using a new background set: Tribal Chic Borders. I wanted to keep to a pastel color scheme, so I used Lofty Mint, Blue Diamond, Peach Blossom, and Rose Quartz inks.  I stamped the darling "I love you beary much" from the Honey Bears set using Smoky Quartz ink, then popped up the bears with dimensional adhesive. I accented with a few sequins, including Glass Slipper, Peach Mousse, and My Tutu. Super clean and simple, but those darling bears don't need much.

My next card was so difficult to create, ONLY because there are so many friggin' adorable images in Love and a Cat that I had a hard time deciding which one to use! My card does not do this adorable set justice... So many fabulous, clever possibilities with all of the little kitties and accessories in the set, but alas, I was running out of time. (As usual....) I promise, you've not seen the last of these little mowsers on my blog.

I started with a panel of plain white watercolor card stock. I stamped the little snoozing kitty image (I loved this one, particularly, because my kitties like to sleep like this, too!) using black Archival ink in the corner of my panel, then watercolored him with my Zig markers. I wanted to have kitty dreaming of being naughty, because I wanted to use that fantastic sentiment, so I die cut a "dream bubble" with which to create a shaker. I very lightly traced the circle on the card base, so I would have an idea of where the circle would be on the finished product. I then heat embossed the sentiment in black, to achieve an emboss-resist look. I used all three shades from the Blues Couture Color Collection to do some ombre ink blending, to give the illusion that kitty was dreaming of a fish bowl. I stamped a few bubbles, then colored them in with my white Wink of Stella pen. To fill the shaker portion, I stamped several whole fish and several half-eaten fish, colored them, and cut them out. I added several shades of blue sequins and some Ultramarine seed beads to the shaker.


These cards showcase just a few of the adorable little critters you will find in this release! Aren't they just darling, and so, so clever?! All of the products showcased here today will be available for purchase on The Ton's website on Thursday, January 14 at 7 am EST. I hope that you have enjoyed my offerings, and be sure to hop around to the other DT members' blogs, because their projects are fabulous.

 We are giving away four $15 gift certificates to the shop. Just leave a comment on The Ton Blog to qualify and leave comments on the DT blogs to increase your chances of winning. DEADLINE TO LEAVE COMMENTS: SUNDAY, 1/17/16

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Happy Hopping! Remember, be sure to comment on each blog to increase your chances of winning!! :)


56 comments:

  1. Really cute cards today. I really like the bears a lot. And shakers are my favorite!

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  2. They are way too adorable! Love those bear cards!

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  3. Love your cards. That shaker card is my favorite.

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  4. Your cards are awesome.....like them all.

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  5. Ohhhhhh....loving your bear card though both are AWESOME!!!

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  6. Love the adorable bears and how nice to be able to change them. Dreaming kitty is precious!

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  7. I love the couture sequins. Very nice cards.

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  8. Oh wow! These cards are so cute!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Oh my goodness! This is just the sweetest card ever! Really touching!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  10. I absolutely LOVE all your cards!

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  11. Adorable...that shaker card is awesome.

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  12. Great cards. What a cute shaker card.

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  13. Great cards. What a cute shaker card.

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  14. Your cards are adorable! You did such a wonderful job coloring them too!

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  15. swee-et!!! i love that second card the best.. thanks for sharing! enjoy your ton celebration today and all the best to the future;)

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  16. The CAS cards with the bear are adorable! And the shaker card is so fun and cute!!!

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  17. Beautiful cards!! So adorable!! Love the shaker card!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  18. Sweet bear cards, but I'm extra partial to the kitty shaker!! >^.^<

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  19. Adorable cards! I like your design on the bear cards! Also love the shaker! I love these cute animals! The kitty set is my favorite!

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  20. Adorable set of bear cards and cute kitty shaker.

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  21. Love your cards especially the shaker card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. Love your cards especially the shaker card! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  23. So cute! Fabulous water coloring.

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  24. Beautiful cards, love all the super adorable bears and cat, fabulous watercoloring!

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  25. Sweet cards! I love how you colored that adorable kitty!

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  26. Adorable cards! What a fun idea for a shaker!

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  27. So cute! Just love all of these sets. And all of your cards!

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  28. Love your cards!! Your kitty card is so brilliant!

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  29. Such cute cards!! But, combining a shaker AND a cat stamp, well, you just became the Queen of Everything :)

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  30. Adorable cards! I'm totally in love with all of these sets and the many possibilities of using them. I'm just hoping they don't sell out before I can get my hands on them.

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  31. Oh!!!! your sleeping cat is so so so cut!! You are so creative! And I love your CAS style bear cards!

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  32. Love your cards especially the kitty shaker card. Love it!!!

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  33. Beautiful and fun cards! Great release!

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  34. Your cat is coloured so beautifully and such a clever composition. I am dying at this new release - can just feel my $ leaking away

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  35. Cute cards! Loving the bears stamp set:-)

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  36. Super cute cards! Love the bears!

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  37. Just when I think I have enough stamp sets The Ton does it again... Love them all and your cards are adorbs!

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  38. Adorable cards! I especially love the fish in the shaker bowl!

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  39. Emily, they're all so cute. My fav is the cat shaker card, I love the fish mixed in, such a great detail. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!!

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  40. love your cards. That bad day one is too cute.

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  41. Adorable cards love the ears so cute.

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  42. What fabulous cards! Love the bear cards as they make a perfect card set for gifting - thanks for the inspiration today!!

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  43. These are utterly adorable cards!

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  44. Lovely cards! The shaker card is gorgeous!

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  45. Love the shaker card and the bear cards are so adorable!

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  46. I loVE your cute cards. Love that shaker. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot
    dmcardmaker {at}{Gmail}{dot}{com}

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