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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Ton Stamps Spring Release- Day 3


Hellooooo! Welcome back to day 3 of The Ton's Spring Release! What did you think of those peonies yesterday, eh?? Totally swoon-worthy, right?! Well, today we have some absolutely fabulous sets to show you. Some really inventive, gorgeously scripty sentiment sets. I unfortunately did not (again, due to some unforeseen issues that came up this past weekend) have enough time to properly play with these incredible sets, but I'll show you what I have and save my other ideas for a rainy day. :) Today, we're showing you the NEW Bokeh Burst line: Bokeh Burst Round, Bokeh Burst Heart, and Bokeh Burst Star. (I am so totally and completely in love with this idea. Effie is a genius!) We also have the amazing new Brushed series to show you: Brushed Hello, Brushed Happy, and Brushed Thanks. These are so gorgeous. And lastly, we have a new floral cling background to show you: Floral Border. Let's get started with the projects, shall we?


This first project is suuuuper simple using Bokeh Burst: Heart. I have plans for using them as they were intended, but I wanted to do something a little simpler for my first project. To start, I stamped that incredible brushed "love" using the darkest shade from The Orchid Collection of Couture Color ink. Next, I used the various sizes of hearts included in the Bokeh Burst: Heart stamp set to create a kind of ethereal trail of hearts that are concentrated on the bottom, both in the dark shades of ink and the size of the hearts. Tip: to make your ink go farther, as well as create that ethereal faded look, stamp off once or twice to get a lighter shade of the same color of ink. To achieve that bokeh look, I stamped off on a sheet of scratch paper for some of the hearts, as well as overlapping some of the hearts to make it look more random. I popped up the panel on a white card base, then added some Glossy Accents over the top of the calligraphic "love" sentiment. That's it! Super clean and simple, but so pretty, I think. 


This next project is a favorite. I love blush colored anything, and blush colored peonies are so very very beautiful.I started with some of the new Loose Peonies stamps and heat embossed all of the flowers and leaves included in the set using gold embossing powder on watercolor card stock. I watercolored them all using a super pale pink Zig marker, a paint brush, and water. My next step was to heat emboss the gorgeous scripty "love" from Bokeh Burst: Heart onto some vellum. I fussy cut it, then arranged my Loose Peonies in a bouquet and adhered them down on a dark heather green card base. (I love the contrast of the super pale flowers with that dark card base!) I used some matte adhesive to adhere my vellum sentiment down. The last step was to adhere some pretty sequins (Peach Whisper and Pastel Pink) to fill out the bouquet.  


This next card is one of my favorites from the entire release. It's so happy and festive... I have been really enjoying this color combination of late, and in my head (well, now on my blog) I've been calling it my "fiesta" color combo. Now, one of the fabulous things about the new Brushed series is that the sentiments are utterly massive. I have always loved handwriting. I think I have pretty nice penmanship, but when it comes to calligraphy, for some reason... I'm hopeless. With the Brushed series, I can get that gorgeous hand-drawn calligraphy look without agonizing over each stroke and giving myself carpal tunnel. One technique that I really love to do with scripty sets like this is to make it look like I wrote the sentiment myself. To do this, I simply stamp my sentiment from Brushed: Happy using Distress Ink (in this case, Wild Honey), then go over it with a wet paintbrush. I took it one step further with this project by adding some shadows of a darker orange in Spiced Marmalade. Doing this makes it appear that you have those enviable calligraphic skills, but in actuality you're a big faker. Teehee! The floral spray from Happiest of Peonies was stamped at various angles all over the edges of the A2 watercolor panel using a very pale gray ink. I then used my Zigs to color and shadow the flowers. The final step was to take a super pale gray (you can't see it as well in the photo as you can in real life) Zig marker and outline both the "Happy" and the flowers. This last step seems unnecessary, but it really adds such a huge impact and makes all of the elements pop off of the paper. 


My last project for today uses the new Floral Border Cling stamp. This stamp is sized just slightly larger than an A2 card, so you get perfect coverage. I stamped and heat embossed it using silver pearl embossing powder onto watercolor paper (my favorite right now is Montval by Canson), then colored in all of the blooms using my Zigs (surprise, surprise). I stamped my greeting, from Sending Peonies, in Noir ink, then used the Double Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the rectangle from the center. (These double stitched dies from The Ton are my first double stitched dies, and I have to say, I'm totally hooked. I love that I can get a useable die cut from both the positive and the negative spaces of my die cut.) I popped up my outer frame on my card base using dimensional adhesive, then glued my interior rectangle directly to the card base itself. The last step was to add a few Glass Slipper sequins. 

That's all for me today! Now, for the details of the GIVEAWAY! Effie is giving away FOUR $15 gift certificates. Be sure to comment on The Ton's Blog as well as on each of the Design Team's blogs to get maximum entries to win!! Have a fantastic day, and enjoy the rest of the DT's projects! They're works of art in card form. 


54 comments:

  1. Wow, these cards are gorgeous! I love the big brushed sentiments with all the pretty peonies!

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  2. GORGEOUS cards Emily!!!
    WOW - there is SO MUCH to LOVE, from your DELIGHTFUL love & hugs and ELEGANT golden love & peonies to your to your BEAUTIFUL Mother's Day card (cheery colours I would use for my Mother and MIL too) and STUNNING floral border FILLED with hugs!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION :)

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  3. Absoultely lovely cards! So many uses for these sets!

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  4. Just beautiful! Such fun releases!

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  5. Your cards are awesome! Floral and Sentiments are very beautiful . Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs;)

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  6. That last floral card is stunning but all of your cards are wonderful!

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  7. What elegant cards!! Simply stunning designs :)

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  8. The hearts are so pretty floating around on your card! And the last card is beautiful!... The pail pink peonies aginst the dark green is quite amazing!!!

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  9. I love these floral cards. I would love to make these for Mother's day.

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  10. Gorgeous cards! Love your beautiful florals!

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  11. I love the white peonies on dark cardstock and the way you popped up the frame on the floral border card!

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  12. These cards are all fabulous, Emily. But the one with the orange happy is really standing out to me. The colors are just gorgeous!

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  13. All of your cards
    are delightful!
    Love that first
    card.
    Carla from Utah

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  14. All of your cards
    are delightful!
    Love that first
    card.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Soooooo pretty!! Loving the new sets!

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  16. Gorgeous cards! Love your use of the brushed sentiments and all those fabulous flowers! Awesome release!

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  17. Wonderful use of those sentiments...but that last card is jaw-dropping gorgeous.

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  18. Wonderful use of those sentiments...but that last card is jaw-dropping gorgeous.

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  19. Stunning cards would to get a card like this in the mail.

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  20. Your coloring skills are spectacular! The last card will be in my thoughts all day. Floral perfection.

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  21. Stunning cards. Love all of the flowers. TFS

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  22. LOVELY cards Emily!1 I LOVE the orange HAPPY with subtle shadowing:))

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  23. Gorgeous cards! Love the font on the new sentiments. LOVE your shaker card!

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  24. Your Happy Mother's Day card is just lovely with the happy colors you chose!

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  25. Love your use of colour and these stamps.

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  26. Wonderful cards! Love the "love" card!

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  27. These are all so pretty, but my favorite is the Mother's Day card. I love those sunny colors!

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  28. So pretty. I just love peonies.

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  29. lovely work, that last card is art!

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  30. I love all these stunning cards! Thanks so much for explaining how you achieved all the gorgeousness! The tip with the gray marker is awesome.

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  31. I love all these stunning cards! Thanks so much for explaining how you achieved all the gorgeousness! The tip with the gray marker is awesome.

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  32. Lots of beautiful floral cards.

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  33. Just beautiful! Load of inspiration in these cards, thanks.

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  34. I love all of your cards, they are so beautiful! My favorite is the last one. I like the die that has the double stitching also. I think it totally makes the card!

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  35. Wow! Great release and amazing cards!

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  36. The colors of your cards are so pretty! Love the floral border stamp

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  37. Your cards are simply stunning!

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  38. Wow!! Gorgeous!! Love your coloring of the flowers!! Very beautiful cards!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  39. I so love that first card the most!

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  40. Love the cards and the pretty cheery colors used.

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  41. love those big brushed sentiments and how you've created with them!!

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  42. Love your Mother's Day card and the vibrant colors you used.

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  43. Wow - your cards are gorgeous!!

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  44. Beautiful cards! Love the bokeh stamping on that first one, just perfect, and the new florals are swoon worthy!

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  45. the cards are all so beautiful.
    I love the first card with the ascending
    hearts.
    thanks for sharing.

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  46. You made forgeous cards to share today! Love every single of them.

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  47. These are all gorgeous! I'm particularly taken by the last one!

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