Hopefully you have arrived here from Eunji Jung's blog. I'm so glad you stopped by to visit!
I am so thrilled to have been asked to participate as a guest designer for The Ton's wonderful new Fall 2016 release!
This whole release is amazing. The Ton has 23 new stamps for their Fall 2016 Release (18 clear stamps, 5 rubber cling) which include the Christmas Poinsettia set - which is bonus mini 2x3 stamp set which will be included with all orders over $100 (before shipping and taxes). All new release products, (stamps, coordinating dies and gilding) are available now!
Please be sure to hop all of the hop blogs and be sure to comment. The Ton is giving away four $25 gift certificates to random commenters who have commented on all the hop participant blogs. Make sure you get a chance to enter!
Many of you know that I have a huge obsession with the Haute Wedding Dress stamp set. I just love to color that elegant gal! It's definitely been my most used stamp since it arrived in my mailbox last winter. In fact, it is rarely not found on my desk. And many of you know that I have been publicly lamenting the fact that Haute Wedding Dress gal had no "Haute Date". Since January in fact. That's a long time for a such a beautiful and lovely gal to have a gorgeous wedding dress ready with no groom! LOL
But finally, the talented Miss Effie has introduced a companion set. Literally. I now have a companion for the young lady. Two companions, actually; it's always good to have options. *wink wink*.
And I am thrilled.
Save the Date! You're invited to join me to celebrate with the new happy couple: Haute Wedding Dress and Plus One!
Aren't they a stunning couple?
For this card, I stamped the left-facing Plus One, (yes, there are two handsome gentlemen to choose from, so you have lots of options), onto a 3 3/4" x 5" panel of Canson Montval watercolor paper and watercolored him with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, using a paintbrush to pick up my ink from a palette. I added a shadowy wash of blue to ground him. I also added the Congratulations sentiment from the Brushed Cheers set.
The girl is also stamped onto Strathmore Bristol smooth paper, as I wanted a smoother finish for her skin and hair. I used my Zig markers to color her as well, and when dry, added a thin layer of Silver Bo Bunny Glitter Paste to the skirt of her dress, a heavier layer to the bodice. When the glitter paste was fully dry, I carefully fussy cut her out, trimming just inside the ink lines of her dress to make the dress skirt look even more luminous, and added her to the groom panel. I then used foam tape to adhere the painted panel to an accent panel of blue, and to a white A2 card base.
My second card is one that uses the new background cling stamp, Grand Stairway, and the Born Classy clear stamp set. This background stamp is absolutely stunning with all its detail and is ridiculously fun to paint.
I stamped it in black, and again used my Zig markers for watercoloring. The classy, sassy girl is stamped on a separate piece of Montval watercolor paper, with the accent detail added to just the shadowy area of her dress. She is also painted with Zig markers and fussy cut and glued right to the background panel. I heat embossed the Born Classy Happy Birthday sentiment in gold, then used the largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut the panel to fit my white A2 card base.
I did one more staircase card. I was going for the Cinderella theme.
This one is stamped with Versamark onto on smooth hot press watercolor paper, and heat embossed in gold. It is watercolored using distress inks. I stamped one of the shoes from the Shoe Wardrobe Outline 2nd edition on a scrap of card stock with Memento Summer Sky ink, and used really pale Copics to make a "glass slipper". The shoe was fussy cut and glued onto my watercolor panel. The sentiment from Caffeine Crush Sentiments is embossed in gold and added as a strip.
And that's it from me! Your next stop on the hop should be Vera Yates.
The entire order of hop participants is listed here for your convenience.
- The Ton
- Amy Tsuruta
- Mayline Jung
- Emily Midgett
- Laura Sterckx
- Eunji Jung
- Chris Dayton - you are here!
- Vera Yates
- Lisa Harrolle
- LauraJane Head
- Carisa Wiley
- Jenny Lee Yamasaki
- Lydia Fiedler
- Janette Kausen
- Kymona Tracey
- Justine Hovey
- TaeEun Yoo
- Laurel Beard