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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Ton Summer Release- Day 3


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Good morning! We are back today for the final day of The Ton's Summer Release countdown! All of the fantastic new products that we've been showcasing are available for sale NOW at The Ton's website! Today we are presenting to you the final four stamp sets being released: Darling Flamingos, Sundae Bar, Ice Cream Party Background, and Stand Tall. I have three projects to show you, so let's get started! 


Up first: Darling Flamingos. Flamingos are eeeeeeverywhere. They're so hot, and so very adorable. The detail on these birds is incredible; the layers just really help them pop off of the page and look super realistic. I started by stamping one of the flamingos with the inks from the Ruby Collection and the legs with the Pewter Collection. I stamped the super sweet and encouraging sentiment with sticky ink on a strip of black card stock, then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The background was stamped with the new Minor Stripes background using Noir ink, then die cut with one of the Stitched Rectangles. I popped up the striped die cut and the flamingo using foam adhesive, then added a few Glass Slippers and Strawberry Margarita sequins. I added a sliver of silver glitter paper behind the sentiment strip and adhered it to the card base. 



My next project showcases the fantastic new Ice Cream Party Background. I wanted the color to be very muted and subtle, like wall paper in an ice cream parlor or, in this case, wrapping paper, so I used my Distress Inks instead of my Zig markers. With the Distress Inks, I can dilute the color down with water, then add more dimension and shading if necessary. I colored the background, sticking with chocolate, vanilla, mint, and strawberry colored ice cream, then die cut it using one of the squares from the Stitched Squares die set. I thought the pattern would be cute for a card for a gift bag, so I used the Grand Bows set to create a gift bow, stamped using the lighter two inks from the Ruby Collection and fussy cut it. To create the "ribbon," I trimmed a couple of strips from the Mint foil papers and crossed them at the center of the card, then popped up the bow. The final step was to add the "Happy Birthday" from the Labels collection. Cute, right?


My final project showcases a few of the individual treats included in the Sundae Bar set. I stamped them along the edge of a panel of watercolor card stock using sticky ink, then heat embossed them with the new Rose Gold embossing powder available in The Ton's store. I then used the "you are" and "so" stamps from Thanks a Bunch, then used the Sparklers Alpha to stamp "COOL." I love the versatility of this alphabet set... it's such a simple font that it pairs beautifully with the flourish-y calligraphic fonts that are in so many of the other stamp sets. I colored the treats with shades of pink in an ombre color scheme, then I dropped in some dark turquoise color around the images and greeting to help them stand out even further. A few strips of magenta glitter paper from my stash helped to mat the watercolor panel. I butted it up on the corner of my teal top-folding card base with some dimensional adhesive, then added a few sequins in shades of pink (Pastel Pink, Queens Pink, and Princess Pink)


That's all for me today! Be sure to leave a comment here and on The Ton's Blog to be eligible to win prizes! Comments close at 11:59 on June 16, 2016. Good luck! See you back here tomorrow for the fantastic blog hop! 

46 comments:

  1. Love the watercolored look.

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  2. i really like your ice cream card, "cool"

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  3. Gorgeous cards! Love the striped background for the cute flamingo and the Sundae wrapping paper is so pretty. Super cute "cool" sentiment you created for the stacked ice cream cone. Fun!

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  4. Love the colors you use on your especially your wrapping paper look. Really cute.

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  5. Love the colors you use on your especially your wrapping paper look. Really cute.

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  6. Love the ice cream background with that great big bow.
    Fabulous cards!

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  7. All of your cards are just gorgeous! I love the great colors and the fun look!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  8. All of your cards are super summery and adorable! I love your idea to use the ice cream party background stamp and make it look like wrapping paper. So creative!

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  9. Oh the Sunday Bar wrapped with Grand bow is Fabulous-iuos!!

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  10. The ice cream one is absolutely perfect love the embossing with them. All of them is great

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  11. All your cards are so summery and fun!

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  12. Great use of color! Cheerful.

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  13. Wonderful looking
    cards, so pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  14. Fun cards! I especially love the colors and layout of the Sundae Bar card.

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  15. Great cards. Love the black and white.

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  16. Great cards. Love the black and white.

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  17. The ice cream card with a bow is so cute!!

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  18. Stand tall is so classy and your cool card is both cool and beautiful!

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  19. Stand tall is so classy and your cool card is both cool and beautiful!

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  20. Pretty cards! Love the new designs! Awesome striped background and flamingo card, and yummy ice cream cards! Pretty coloring!

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  21. Fabulous and fun cards! Love the card that looks like a packaged gift.!!!

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  22. Love your cards especially the last one with the beautiful watercolored background!

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  23. Hi Emily ~ Your flamingo card is lovely but those ice cream cards?
    A.W.E.S.O.M.E. These cards tip the scale for my purchases tonight!! The Sundae Bar and Ice Cream Party BG stamps are on my To-Buy List tonight rather than "just" on my Wish List. I have fallen in love with watercoloring and these cards are perfect for that. Thanks for the inspiration! ~HUGS~

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  24. Great cards! Love the striped background on the flamingo card!

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  25. Beautiful cards!! The flamingo is awesome!! Love the ice cream card!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  26. Love the stripe background. The ice cream set is so cute.

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  27. Your colouring is fabulous! I really love the Ice Cream Party Background card!

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  28. There is so much to love in the release. The skinny stripes are calling to me and ice cream is my favorite food. You always amaze with your cards and vivid water coloring.

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  29. Wow! What amazing release! I love all your beautiful cards!!!

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  30. Fun cards! Loving that flamingo over stripes paper :)

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  31. Lovely cards! I really adore the birthday present card - that's just genius!

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  32. Wonderful cards. I love how you colored the last card. Thanks for the inspiration

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  33. You know what's really cool...all of these cars...so different and so appealing, each one of them.

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  34. They are so pretty and wonderful card. Love the Sunday bars

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  35. Fun cards. Love the ice creams so great and perfect for summer.

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  36. The flamingo card had such a striking background, really makes it stand out. The ice cream background stamp with the gift bow was really creative, but my favorite was the blended background with the individual ice creams. Beautiful card.

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  37. FABULOUS cards!!!
    LOVE your ice creams, SO PRETTY and SO COOL, ADORE your ELEGANT flamingo!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing ... I'm SO INSPIRE and TEMPTED by EVERYTHING from this release :)

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  38. Love the backgrounds on all of these cards.

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  39. Wonderful, fun, beautiful and very well done cards - you are super talented!!

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