Happy Saturday!! The celebration continues for The Ton’s Third Anniversary Release!!! I hope you have been hopping along and enjoying all of the inspiration!! There have been so many amazing products revealed this week and they are all available in the shop NOW!!! Effie has really outdone herself on this release!!! Have you placed your order? What is your favorite from the new release?

I am the second of four stops on the hop today. You should have arrived here from The Ton’s Blog. The next stop will be the adorable Amy Kolling!! All the links are also listed at the bottom, so let’s get to my projects!!

I have three cards to share with you today!! Two of them feature daisies!! One of my favorite flowers, so I am in heaven with this release!! The first card combines the Buildable Woodgrain (how innovative is this stamp??!!) with the Fresh Cut Daisies Coordinating Outlines:

Here’s what I put together:

I began by stamping the lines from the Buildable Woodgrain with Found Topaz Dye Ink onto a Panel of kraft cardstock, then used Warm Hazelnut Dye Ink to add in the details. I stamped the Fresh Cut Daisies Coordinating Outline images with Caviar Hybrid Ink and colored them with Copic markers. I added some additional details with colored pencils, Black Nuvo Drops and a yellow gel pen. I fussy cut the images, but the Coordinating Dies are available. Next, the sentiment, from Seriously Amazing was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I love the way this looks “distressed” on the kraft cardstock!! I drew the stems onto the jar with a green marker, then adhered the jar and flowers all together. Then I used foam adhesive to adhere them as one piece above the sentiment. I trimmed the kraft panel slightly, leaving a border at the top when adhered to the white card base. A few sequins and small hearts from the Pink Blossoms Couture Mix finished off the card nicely!!My second card is created with Coming Up Daisies!! If you’ve been following along this week, you know that this is one of my favorite stamps of the release.

Can you see why I love it so much? I started out by stamping the Coming Up Daisies with Versamark Ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder. I used Arteza watercolor markers and a water brush to color the beautiful daisies. Next, I used a Versamarker Pen over the entire image, sprinkled with sticky embossing powder and heat set it. Then I sprinkled clear, fine glitter onto the image and heat set it again. This created the most beautiful sparkle over the entire image!! Now I want to sparkle ALL THE THINGS!! Next, the Hello Word Die was used to cut Hello from white cardstock 5 times and blue cardstock once. I adhered all of these together for lots of dimension. Then I used the same technique that I used on the flowers to coat it in fine glitter. “Just A Note” is also from the Coming Up Daisies set, and was stamped with Crystal Pewter Ink, before the “hello” die was adhered under it. A few sequins from the Mint Sugar Couture Mix and the card was finished!!! I wish you could see all the shimmer and shine!!

Last, but certainly not least, I used a combination one of the dies from the Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies and the Painted Peonies and Coordinating Dies.

Let’s take a look…

I love these new word plate dies!! So many creative ideas are running through my head!! I began by die-cutting the “hello'” from the Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies several times from a panel of white cardstock. Make sure you save the center parts of the e & o…we will be gluing them on later. Next, I used two of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large) to cut a frame for the front of the card. I adhered the frame to the die-cut card base, then adhered a piece of acetate onto the back of that. I glued the centers of the e’s & o’s directly to the acetate, to complete the letters. I stamped the leaves from Painted Peonies with Soft Garden and Bright Fern Dye Inks. The peonies were stamped with Rose Quartz, Hollywood Star Dye Inks and Red Sangria Hybrid Ink, before die-cutting with the Coordinating Die. A combination of Pink Blossoms, Sakura Petals and Pink Bokeh Couture Mixes was placed in the center of the white card base. Dimensional foam adhesive was added to the back of the front panel, then it was adhered to the card base. The die-cut peonies were added to the front of the card with foam adhesive and accented with a clear Wink of Stella marker. A few sequins were placed onto the outside of the card for the finishing touch!!

Be sure to visit the design team member and special guest listed below for some fantastic inspiration. Leave them some love for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!!

The Ton

Brenda Noelke <<<YOU ARE HERE>>>

Amy Kolling

Jenny Lee Yamasaki

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS (January 19-26):
For each day of The Ton’s blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST.

For each Release Day (1 through 3), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are three stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period will close on January 28, 5pm EST. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

For The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release, Effie has released 23 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 9 new couture mixes! There are two new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. *This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until February 1 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs. For orders previously placed containing our new Smooched or XOXO Mini sets: These previous qualifying orders can be added to your new order to qualify for incentive products. Please include original order number in the notes of your second order.

Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet Photopolymer set

Spend $250 or more: Receive our three set 6×8 inch Peony Notes Bundle [Sets A+B+C] (and a Daisy Duet Photopolymer set).

Before you go…don’t forget that the January Challenge is live on The Ton’s Challenge Blog. This month the theme is Cheers!!! Won’t you come & play along with us?


69 thoughts on “The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release – Blog Hop

  1. Beautiful cards! I am crazy about flowers, so this release is right up my alley! I love your compositions, color choices, and techniques. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  2. These are all lovely cards. The second daisy card made me say “Wow” – colors are so soft a pretty. Wish I could see the shine, too.

  3. Lovely cards! The flowers are amazing… so lifelike! Your coloring is awesome and such pretty details on your cards!

  4. This release is soooooo amazing, I only wish I had a tonne of money to spend on The Ton products 😉 Gorgeous cards, I love what you did with the die cut words for the background!

  5. They are all lovely, I really love the colour combinations you have used on each card. My favourite would have to be the peony shaker card. The colours are stunning! So awesome that this stamp is potentially free, i have just ordered lots from the new collection and can’t wait to receive them all and especially this stamp.

  6. Brenda, I THOUGHT I found my favorite card that you created…..but then I kept going further in your post and I found another favorite, but then another! That just shows how talented you are!!

  7. Three stunners! I love the sweeetness of the shaker, the rustic look of the woodgrain background for the daisies and my favorite is that gorgeous Coming Up Daisies!!

  8. Wowza, so beautiful your array of cards! That shaker card is a really awesome design! And the pink & yellow daisies – colored to perfection. And your ‘hello’ card is really pretty; love the unique color combo you did.

  9. Wow… gorgeous cards using the absolutely fantastic new products. Each is so pretty and unique. Love that Buildable Woodgrain set… ingenious!

  10. Amazing inspiration. My favorite is the shaker. Love how your roses pop off the background. Thanks for sharing

  11. Holy cow, I can’t believe all the different, intricate cards you gave us to look at. I agree that the buildable woodgrain is ingenious; I wouldn’t have been able to parse out the layers, but it looks so wonderfully realistic. Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of creativity with us! I’m in awe of all the work you did.

  12. Such beautiful cards! I particularly like the centers of the daisies on the first card and the colors of the second.

  13. The flowers in the jar are wonderful.
    Love the wood grain background.
    The flower behind the flowers on another
    card is so pretty.
    thanks for sharing.

  14. Stunning examples of some amazing products. Thank you so much. I would love to see a video of the glitter technique–I haven’t had much luck with the sticky powder, but maybe an all-over effect might work for me!

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