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Monday, June 13, 2016

The Ton Summer Release- Day 1

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Hellloooooo! Welcome to Day 1 of The Ton Stamps's Summer Release. We are showcasing some stunning new floral stamps today: Wild Cherry Blossoms, Always Cherry Blossoms, Cherry Blossom Garden Background, Graceful Rose, and Lucky Tulip. I have three cards to show you today, so let's get started with some flowery goodness! 

My first card is quite traditional in it's color scheme and composition. I simply heat embossed my Cherry Blossom Garden Background stamp onto a piece of watercolor card stock using gold embossing powder. (Tip: when heat embossing large solid images onto watercolor paper, such as the solid flowers in this background, it is handy to have a Versamark pen. If your images do not emboss perfectly on the textured paper, you can simply go over them with your Versamark pen, add more EP, et voila!) I colored the pretty flowers using a very pale, peach-y pink Zig marker, adding in a lovely contrasting turquoise background. After giving sufficient time to dry, I die cut the panel with the largest of the Stitched Rectangles die set. The warm gold embossing lent itself very well to some of the new Copper foil in The Ton's Gilding section, so I die cut the "fabulous" die from it and some regular card stock and glued them all together to make a dimensional die cut. The "have a" and "birthday" were stamped in Aspen Cocoa ink and fussy cut. Some Peach Whisper sequins finished it off. 


My next card goes in completely the opposite direction. Deep purple blooms are juxtaposed with pale gray leaves and darker gray branches. I began by heat embossing the branches from Always Cherry Blossoms in a cascade down one side of a panel of watercolor paper using silver embossing powder. I colored the image using my Zig markers and a wet paintbrush. A strip of purple foil along the opposite edge of the florals was the only embellishment needed for this card. Love how this one turned out! 


My final card for today uses the absolutely stunning bloom from Lucky Tulip. If I'm honest, this might be one of my new favorite images to color. Its petals are large enough that you can really add quite a bit of depth to the shading. Someone with Copic skills that exceed my own would really be able to recreate some of those neat dotted tulips. Alas, my skills are nowhere near sufficient. Anyway, back to my project. I simply heat embossed the gorgeous bloom onto a sheet of watercolor card stock, then colored it with my deepest pink Zig marker, but also using a fuchsia-y purple color to add even more depth and shadows, while also using a wet paintbrush to really get a nice blend of colors. I fussy cut the entire image. I used some of the new matte gold foil papers to die cut the Geometric Lattice cover plate. Let me tell you, that stuff cut like butter on this fairly intricate die. Plus, it's super thin, so when you lay it on the paper, it lays practically completely flush with the card stock. I popped up the tulip on the background, then added the sentiment (also from Lucky Tulip) that I'd heat embossed in that same warm gold onto a strip of black card stock. A few sequins (Glass Slippers, Queens Pink) were the final finishing touch.  


I hope you all have enjoyed these projects. This release is going to be fabulous! So many fun new goodies coming out! Now, Effie has generously given each Design Team member a $10 gift code to give away on each personal blog, as well as three $15 gift codes for comments left on The Ton's blog! All you have to do is comment on each blog to be eligible to win. Comment once per day on each blog for maximum chances to win!! The comments will close on Friday, June 19 at 11:59 pm EST. Let us know what you think of the sets being released! We love to hear your feedback!

Have fun looking at all of the rest of the Design Team's projects. Some serious eye candy for you... :) See you back here tomorrow with more goodies! 


71 comments:

  1. Emily, your cards always pop right out of my computer! I would love to see a video of how you create such vivid colors and wonderful shading. I love your blush flowers as well.

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  2. You have used amazing color combinations. Gorgeous cards.

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  3. Stunning cards - love the bold colors. The purple & grey one is my favorite since purple is my favorite color ... and you just don't see this color combo enough.

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  4. All of your cards are beautiful! My favorite is the purple cherry blossoms! Fun and unique and really pretty too!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  5. Wow what a stunning array of beauty here!

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  6. such beautiful work! love the gold!

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  7. such beautiful work! love the gold!

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  8. So vibrant. Love all your cards

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  9. WOW! absolutely stunning. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  10. What beautiful cards. Love the purple cherry blossoms.

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  11. WOW!! Gorgeous and elegant cards.

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  12. Cannot to get some of these stamps love your cards

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  13. Cannot to get some of these stamps love your cards

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  14. Eunji's peony is SO LOVELY on the lattice background. Beautiful cards today Emily:))

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  15. The gold embossing on your cards is stunning!

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  16. Stunning cards. Thank you for such wonderful inspiration.

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  17. Swoon...Effie must be over the moon about your card samples because your showing her stamps off to there very best advantage. Wow!

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  18. Beautiful cards. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  19. You did fantastic job all of your cards. I think you have more than sufficient skills and am envious of your talents. Beautiful!

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  20. Absolutely stunning!
    I am in love with the Cherry Blossoms set.
    Ang

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  21. All of your cards are stunning, I love the purple and silver grey together its so elegant! My favourite is the lucky tulip, it is such a beautiful flower and you coloured it to perfection, I just love it!

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  22. OH WOW!!!! Your cards are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful!!!

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  23. These stamp sets are awesome and the colours you've used are perfect.

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  24. These stamp sets are awesome and the colours you've used are perfect.

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  25. These are all so pretty! I love the metallic embossing.

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  26. What fabulous purple cherry blossoms!

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  27. Each card is so different, but each is equally gorgeous. I'm thrilled about this new release!

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  28. Each card is so different, but each is equally gorgeous. I'm thrilled about this new release!

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  29. Your cards are so gorgeous!! Love the colors you used!!

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  30. Such stunning cards - you've showed the new stamps off perfectly!

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  31. Gorgeous floral cards. I like the colors.

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  32. Love the Lucky Tulip stamp. Very pretty cads.

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  33. They are all beautiful. Purple is one of my favorite colors.....just stunning.

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  34. Beautiful cards. I especially love the pink and gold.

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  35. Beautiful cards. I especially love the pink and gold.

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  36. Beautiful cards with gorgeous color combos and awesome coloring!

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  37. Amazing cards! Love your beautiful coloring of these exquisite designs!

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  38. These flowers are gorgeous in every color, but especially the gold and the purple.

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  39. Oh my goodness they are just stunning! Your tulip card is gorgeous!

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  40. Gorgeous cards!! Really love the purple and silver card!!

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  41. Oh MY GOODNESS - such beautiful cards, so pretty and full of wonderful and vibrant colors!! Awesomely done!! These stamps are so lovely - The TON knows what they are doing!! SO excited for this release!!

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  42. I love your purple
    card, lovely flowers!
    Great coloring on
    all of them.
    Carla from Utah

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  43. Beautiful cards!! Love the second card!! The silver embossing and the purple look lovely together!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  44. Perfection. The cards are all beautiful. Love the new release.

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  45. Perfection. The cards are all beautiful. Love the new release.

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  46. So much gold on the first card! I love it! These are all beautiful cards! Loving the Ton right now! I need to buy all of these!

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  47. The gold is stunning on both cards!' Love all three!

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  48. The gold is stunning on that first one... I love all three cards!

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  49. I love the rose & tulip stamp sets! So pretty!!

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  50. I LOVE the purple and silver card!!!! Gorgeous!!!

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  51. Cherry blossom stamps need to come live at my house!

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  52. Wow, these are beautiful cards! The colors are awesome! I agree with you, that tulip stamp is fantastic!

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  53. Such pretty cards! That tulip is my favorite card and stamp. The cherry blossoms are right behind.

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  54. Such pretty cards! That tulip is my favorite card and stamp. The cherry blossoms are right behind.

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  55. The tulip card is a favorite! Great work!

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  56. The tulip card is a favorite! Great work!

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  57. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING cards!!!
    LOVE the BEAUTIFUL flowers, LOVE your GLORIOUS embossing, DELIGHTFUL colours and designs!!!

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  58. All 3 cards were absolutely stunning! I simply cannot choose a favorite.

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