Happy Tuesday & welcome back to day 2 of The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release!! Does anyone else have problems with masculine cards? Raising my hand!! Well, I don’t think I will have that problem any longer. Today we are creating with sets that are great for guys!! I have three cards to share with you today!!!

Here is a look at the stamp sets we are highlighting…coordinating dies are also available for all of these!!!

The first card I made will be going to my dad for Father’s Day. This set has some fantastic sentiments and the mug is so easy to layer and is so realistic.

I have a feeling I will be using this Beer set a lot!! First, I stamped the “Happy Father’s Day” sentiment onto white cardstock with the Misti using Cali Blue Ink. The stamped panel was then cut with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large). I stamped the beer mug with Beach Blondie, Amber Citrine, Found Topaz, Crystal Pewter, Smoky Quartz & Light Onyx Inks. for the final layer of “foam”, I used Versamark ink and Silver Pearl Embossing Powder for a little sheen. This was also cut with one of the dies from the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large) and matted with a piece of blue cardstock, leaving a tiny border. I then coated the entire mug with Glossy Accents. I stamped the banner from Basic Banners and used the Holiday Add-On set to stamp the sentiment, both with Caviar Ink. Copic markers were used to shade the banner for a little extra dimension and also to outline the sentiment. I used a stylus and some Beach Blondie Ink to put small dots between the words on the background panel. The smaller panel was popped up with some fun foam and attached to the larger panel, then adhered to a top-folding card base. Nuvo Morning Dew Crystal Drops were then used around the mug to create a bubble effect. I think my dad will really enjoy receiving this for Father’s Day!! It really has a lot of shine in real life!! Here are a couple of other angles…


My next card is created with the Wave stamp. This stamp is so unusual…I’ve never seen anything like it!!

See what I mean? There are so many possibilities!! I chose to create a card that would be great for many occasions…wedding, anniversary, graduation, travel, etc. I began by cutting a circle from a post-it to create a mask and placed it where I wanted the sun to be setting. Clarity Stencil Brushes were used with Soft Amethyst, Cali Blue, Rose Quartz & Beach Blondie inks to create the colors of the sunset. I removed the mask and brushed Beach Blondie to color the sun. Next, I stamped the Wave with Cali Blue, Parisian Blue & Deep Sapphire inks. Molding paste was placed in the areas where the “foam” would be (white areas) and sprinkled with glitter. I used some Stickles (Frosted Lace) with the molding paste and along the top of the wave. After letting everything dry overnight, I drew in a small island with palm trees using a black Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker. The sentiment is from the Watercolor Wishes incentive set stamped using Noir ink. 

And now for the 3rd card…

How about that eagle?!!!! So awesome!! I used the Eagle layering stamp using Warm Hazelnut, Spiced Chai, Dark Roast, Amber Citrine, Found Topaz, Crystal Pewter, Smoky Quartz, and Noir Inks. What a cool stamp set!! I die-cut the eagle with the Coordinating Die. The Basic Banners set was used with Caviar ink to stamp the banner and sentiment, then also die-cut from the Coordinating Die. Next, I die-cut and red & white striped piece of patterned paper with the Double Stitched Rectangle Die (Small) and matted with blue and red cardstock. I splattered some blue ink across the panel and adhered the eagle and banner with some foam adhesive. I used a white gel pen to accent the banner and sentiment, then used some Glass Slippers Round Confetti for a little shine.

Here are some more details about the Summer Release…

For The Ton’s Summer 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs and 1 new couture mix! There are four 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 June 22 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.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix

Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)

Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).

Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***

Three $25 gift certificates to The Ton’s shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog. **Gift certificates can only be applied to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding categories.

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four 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.

There will be an additional 11 stamps up for grabs for commenters on The Ton’s Design Team Blogs. Just leave a comment on the DT blogs during the release days (days 1-4) for a chance to win a stamp set of choice

Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 3 of this fabulous release. Check out the spectacular creations of the rest of design team…

The Ton – Effie Cho

Laura Jane










The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton’s blog thereafter.

The Ton’s June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop! *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding.

42 thoughts on “The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release – Day 2

  1. Yowza! The glint of the sunset on that wave and the added 3d texture are jaw dropping fabulous! You need to have Effie make your island into a stamp for those of us who can’t draw, please!!!

  2. Awww!!! You’re great!!! All your cards are simply AWESOME!!! I’m definitely in love for your wave card!!! It’s simply breathtaking!!!

  3. Wow these cards are just so gorgeous. I have so many wonderful ideas on how to make masculine cards. Thank you:)

  4. Love the texture on the foam of the wave.
    The mug of beer is amazing. I need
    that one for my son-in-law.
    thanks for sharing some fantastic

  5. Great cards. The beer card is perfect for Dad. The waves and beautiful sky are amazing. Love the eagle card, too. Thanks for your fabulous inspiration.

  6. Great cards! Love the Father’s Day card with the background you created but my favorite is the wave and the beautiful sunset you created. Stunning job with the added embellishments!

  7. What beautiful cards! Love how you used the banner stamp on the beer mug for father’s day – just perfect! And that ocean sunset card is just absolutely stunning! Those layered waves with the sunset sky is just beautiful – thanks so much for the inspiration!

  8. All three of your cards are fabulous! I love the sunset you created behind the wave with the little island in sight! Your Father’s Day card looks great. The patriotic card is perfect for those serving in the military. Great job on all three cards!

  9. Beautiful cards!!I’m not American but your third card is unique and so very well done. It’s just like something you’d see in a magazine. Your second card is my favourite with the beautiful sunset and palm tree silhouettes in the background. Again, something all your own!!

  10. Talk about a realistic beer! Your card looks like we could take a sip! All your cards are fantastic. Great job!

  11. You girls are really pushing me towards having a nice cold beer with all these fab beer cards 😉 These layering stamp sets are fab, and so detailed! I have to say, though, I am loving your wave card – it looks totally real!

  12. You girls are really pushing me towards having a nice cold beer with all these fab beer cards 😉 These layering stamp sets are fab, and so detailed! I have to say, though, I am loving your wave card – it looks totally real! Almost like a picture, just better 🙂

  13. I love all these new fabulous layering sets, they are so wonderful and unique. I absolutely love your wave card, it is my favourite on all the design team blogs. Your background colouring, the texture on your wave and your little island are all just totally awesome. Thank you for the fabulous inspiration.

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