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Friday, April 8, 2016

The Ton Stamps Spring Release Blog Hop!

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Hello! Welcome to The Ton Stamps's Spring Release Blog Hop! If you're going in order, you should have arrived from Amy Tsuruta, and your next stop is Laura Sterckx. Well... have you all placed your orders? Wasn't that a phenomenal release?! Effie really outdid herself. I so appreciate all of the exceptionally kind comments some of you left on my blog posts... They really were so lovely to read, and I appreciate each and every one of them. Today, I have just two projects to show you, both using some of the new flower stamps released yesterday. (Shocker, I know!) Let's get started!

My first project utilizes the gorgeous peony bouquet in Happiest of Peonies. I just can't get enough of that little spray of peonies. (Seriously, SO much fun to color. You'll see.) I started by heat embossing them in white pearl embossing powder onto some watercolor card stock, then watercoloring them with my Zigs and a wet paintbrush. (again, shocker for you! haha! I'm so predictable...) Anyway, after the blooms were dry, I fussy cut them, then turned my attention to the card base. I had stamped several stripe-y backgrounds using Haute Stripes just to have on hand, and had this black one (stamped with Noir ink) lying on my desk staring at me. What is more classic than pink peonies and black stripes? Reminds me of those mood boards you see on Pinterest. Anyway, I trimmed the panel down, mounted it on my card base, and then worked on my sentiment. I die cut that lovely "fabulous" die using the gold adhesive glitter sheets, then stamped the "have a" and "birthday" labels from Basic Labels using Hollywood Star ink. After that, it was just a matter of arranging everything on my card base. I snipped off one of the little buds and adhered it to the bottom of the card to balance everything out. I didn't add any sequins, but I think it's busy enough without them. What do you think? 


My next project is a favorite from this release. I saw a piece of fabric on Pinterest last week (for some reason didn't pin it, so I don't have the photo for you, sorry) that had a white floral pattern with a solid pink background and knew that I could recreate it with my stamps. To start, I stamped and embossed the Floral Border Cling background stamp with Versamark and clear embossing powder. I then used my darkest pink Zig marker to watercolor in the background, adding in some cloudy, watercolor-y spots (I have no idea what the technical term for that is) here and there to make it look less flat. 


Now, here comes the super fun part. I couldn't just leave the flowers alone. I can't have just flat flowers anymore... gotta have some shading and dimension. So, I used my silver and clear Wink of Stella brush pens to add not only shading, but sparkle, too!! I was so excited to discover that the WoS blend pretty well on watercolor paper. (I should have known since people use them to blend Zig markers all the time, but I'm a goober at times. Let's call it mom-brain.) After that, the only thing left to do was to heat emboss my sentiment (from Brushed: Thanks) onto vellum and fussy cut it. I popped it up with some clear dimensional adhesive to make certain the ends didn't get lost on those sparkly white flowers. 


There's a little bit better shot of how sparkly the flowers are! Love it! 

Now, to end the week with a bang, Effie is generously giving away three $25 gift codes to The Ton's shop! All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment on The Ton's blog post, as well as each blog along the hop. (You must comment on each blog to be eligible! Don't forget!) Here is the list of Blog Hop participants:


Emily Midgett <----- You are here! 

The winners for the three gift codes will be chosen randomly, and you have until Wednesday, April 13 at 11:59 pm EST to leave your comments on all of the blogs to be eligible to win! Happy Hopping!! :) 

97 comments:

  1. I love your color combos!! And the vellum sentiment!

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  2. I love your color combos!! And the vellum sentiment!

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  3. Gorgeous cards!! Love the striking contrast between the flowers and the graphic stripes..

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  4. your cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  5. Wow Emily! Your cards are striking....man....that black w/pink? Love it.

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  6. wonderful cards Emily - the first one is fantastic - love it!!!!

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  7. Love the black and pink...my fave

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  8. I really live your use of black in both cards!

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  9. Both cards are beautiful. I agree that the pink & black are very classy & elegant.

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  10. Love your use of black. It makes the stamped flowers just pop. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I love this great color combination! Very pretty and fresh!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  12. Great ideas on ways to use these terrific new stamps.

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  13. Love the Tanks you card! - BTW - your first image does not show :(

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  14. Love how the pink & black pop!

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  15. Like the color combo's. Very nice cards

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  16. Gorgeous cards! I want both of those sets, please!

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  17. They are gorgeus! Love the colors and your designs.

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  18. Fantastic pops of color on these gorgeous cards! I am really loving how you fussy cut the large Thanks too. I'll be trying that real soon!! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  19. Addicted to The Ton!! You are part the blame!! :P

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  20. Fabulous cards...wow!!! This release is exceptional!!!

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  21. Love the colors on the card! Beautiful

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  22. Fantastic cards! I especially like the first one, just beautiful!

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  23. Lovely cards -- the hot pink is so striking against the black & white!

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  24. Love the black with the pops of color....so modern and fun. Great release!!

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  25. Love your color combos! These are gorgeous!

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  26. Beautiful cards! Love the colors and the stripes! Great job!

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  27. Thanks for sharing. Both cards are stunning and bold.

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  28. Your cards are so beautiful. I love how the black just highlights the stamped images.

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  29. That hot pink card is stunning!! I love that you choose black & grey flowers to pair with the pink. TFS

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  30. Oh Wow!! Loved it! Both cards are super gorgeous n totally different from each other. :)

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  31. Both these cards showcase you considerable talent so well.

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  32. Both these cards showcase you considerable talent so well.

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  33. These are so pretty. Love the beautiful floral stamps used.

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  34. Lovely work on
    both cards. Really
    like the colors
    on the first one.
    Carla from Utah

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  35. Lovely work on
    both cards. Really
    like the colors
    on the first one.
    Carla from Utah

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  36. I'm loving the peonies!! Beautiful card!!!

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  37. Your colors are awesome and really make the cards come alive. Thanks.

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  38. Gorgeous cards. Love the striped one with the beautiful flower. Awesome job.

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  39. Love the colour combos!! The striped background is lovely against the pink!

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  40. These cards are awesome! I can't wait for my peonies to arrive so I can try to make cards as striking as yours.

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  41. Gorgeous cards! I love the pretty pink with the bold stripes!

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  42. Love the hot pink card - goes so well with the black.

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  43. Awesome cards! Love the beautiful peony stamp and the gorgeous Floral Border! Fabulous sentiments too... love everything in this release!!!

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  44. Your cards are so beautiful love the colors you use.

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  45. Your cards are so beautiful love the colors you use.

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  46. So many fun possibilities with different colors! Great work there!

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  47. Awesome idea to use the silver WoS to create shadows!!! I hardly ever use mine because I just can't come up with ideas on how to use it. This is perfect!

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  48. Fabulous cards. I like the striped background on the first one.

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  49. The black on both cards makes them very elegant!

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  50. Wonderful cards! Love your color combos!

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  51. Lovely cards! I just can't get enough of the dark stripes with flowers look! Love!

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  52. Its stunning, the color is amazing

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  53. Wow! These are so bold and awesome! Love them!

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  54. The black, white and pink are so stunning in these cards! Love the peonies!

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  55. Both so beautiful, I especially love that hot pink you used with the gorgeous floral frame!!

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  56. Love the cards and that vibrant pink is amazing!

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  57. LOVE the first card-stripes and flowers look SO beautiful together!

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  58. The thanks card is so eye catching.

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  59. Great cards, I love the color combo and the layout of your cards

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  60. I love those peonies, too! Yes, I already ordered! So happy! Can't wait to get them. Your water coloring is just beautiful. I think I will try to duplicate yur card when my happy mail gets here!! Best form of compliment!!

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  61. BEAUTIFUL cards Emily!!!
    LOVE your GORGEOUS flowers, LOVE your B&W with the POP of pinks too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION :)
    PS - I'm not sure if it's my pc or not, but I can't see the photo at the top of your post

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  62. Wonderful cards! Love how bold and graphic they are!

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  63. Your cards are so different and fabulous. I love the combos you have used.

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  64. I love how you colored the background rather than the
    stamps on the second card.
    Both cards are great.
    thanks for sharing

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  65. Beautiful florals! Your color choices are eye popping!

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  66. Stunning cards!! Love the colors you have used!! The flowers are gorgeous!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  67. Wow! Great job on these. I had been wondering about the floral background stamp. I was concerned about the solid flowers and how they would look stamped. Now I know. They look fabulous!

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  68. Two fabulous cards! Those floral stamps are just amazing!

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  69. striking design and colors!

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  70. The striped background with the peonies is fantastic! so chic!

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  71. Both cards are great! My favorite one is the one with the stripes background in it, just make the flowers pop. Keep up the wonderful cards! :)

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  72. Beautiful color choices & the stripes with the peonies is really striking. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. Such gorgeous cards! Love the bright cheerful look of both cards!

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  74. I just love all the peonies - such a beautiful flower. Thanks for sharing your cards!

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  75. Oh that second card is striking!

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  76. Love these beautiful cards, great color combos!

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  77. Beautiful! The combination of black and pink is really striking!

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  78. Hard to pick which one I love more because I love them both

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  79. What darling of a card! Perfectly! Great!

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  80. Thanks for 2 beautiful cards. The poenies look great against the stiriped background.

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