Sunday, January 6, 2019

The Ton's 4th Anniversary Blog Hop - Day 2


Good morning!  Welcome to Day 2 of The Ton's 4th Anniversary Blog Hop!




I'm glad you're here!  Hopefully you have already begun the hop, and have arrived from Laura Jane's blog, but if you have not, and would like to start today's hop from the beginning, please click HERE.  The entire list of today's hop participants is listed at the bottom of this post as well.

I'm very happy to be participating as a guest in today's hop.  I'm glad to have a chance to congratulate and celebrate my friend Effie, and I wish her much continued success!  Her company, The Ton Stamps, is celebrating 4 years this month and Effie has introduced 9 new designs for this release. She is also offering some free gifts with purchase promotions to celebrate as well. Head over to The Ton Stamps' blog for more details. 

There are also giveaways each day on these mini hops! Win a stamp of choice from The Ton's new release. To enter, leave a comment on each blog each day. Effie will choose one winner per day (4 winners total) and announce the winners on The Ton's blog by January 12. The comment period for these giveaways will close on January 11 at 7pm EST. 

Today a have several cards to share with you.  My first was uses the new Peony Close Up Cling Background stamp.


This is an amazing 6"x6" rubber cling stamp, that is just gorgeous, and so much fun to color!
I chose to use my Original MISTI to stamp this large peony onto a piece of Fabriano Artistico cold press watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  I then chose Daniel Smith watercolors as my coloring medium.  


After painting, and when fully dry, I trimmed the panel down to 4.25" x 5.5" and adhered it to a top fold A2 card base.  I die cut the word "wishes" from white cardstock using Bold General Greetings Word dies, leaving the letters in tact within the negative.  I used a blending brush to add Red Sangria ink to the lower half of each letter before removing them from the negative.


I added foam tape to the back of each of the letters, then used the negative as a template for placing the letters on my watercolored panel, carefully adhering the letters in place, then lifted the negative away from the panel.  



I stamped the happy birthday from Nesting Peonies also on white cardstock with Red Sangria ink, and trimmed it down to nestle in above the E and S of wishes, and added it to my panel with foam tape.  

I also played around with Today's Cosmos set.


This set has such amazing detail, that I decided to just let the images do all the talking, so I stamped it with embossing ink onto vellum and heat embossed it in white.  I added the vellum over a pink card base and added a few clear gems.


I loved the veining on the embossed leaves from Today's Cosmos, so I decided to make anniversary cards using only the leaves.  I set up the stamps in my Original MISTI to stamp slightly off the A2 card panel. I stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed. Then I rotated the panel in the MISTI and did the same to the other side.  I was able to stamp multiples and heat emboss with different colors.  I then reset my stamps to fill in the openings and did the same:  stamped and embossed one side, then the other on each panel.

I used the Double Stitched Rectangle dies to trim the panels down, cut coordinating mat layers and assembled my cards by using a layer of foam tape between the card base and the matted focal panel.


That's all from me today, but there's more to see in today's hop!
Leave a comment to be entered in today's giveaway, then continue on in the hop to Amy's blog!

Here are today's hop participants:


Thanks for hopping!!  
Have a fantastic day

69 comments:

  1. Love your cards, especially the peonies!!! They are my favorite flower! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  2. Striking, beautiful and elegant- stunning cards!

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  3. I love the new peony stamp. You created a beautiful card with this stamp - looks like I need to do some more shopping. LOL

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  4. WOW! I love the masking and card design! Just great creativity!

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  5. Peonies are my favorite flower and this stamp set is awesome. Your cards are beautiful.

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  6. Oh no...how much more can the peonies stamp keep looking better with each post I go to. Well again these are AMAZING cards. I'm just pleased I don't have to pick a favourite one lol. The difference in the last picture really shows the gorgeouseness of tgiscdie... Beautiful TFS xxz

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  7. Thanks for sharing these beautiful cards.

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  8. Wowzer. There are all so beautiful. What a perfect match... Effie and Chris.

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  9. The embossing effect is so beautiful and I love the soft colors.

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  10. Those anniversary card are spectacular, so simple and perfect for anniversary cards.

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  11. Fantastic cards.
    Hope you can use the negative
    piece in another card.
    It is beautiful too.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. Wow, these are gorgeous. I like the look of coloring the lower part of the letters. Beautiful! I could use a pile of the anniversary cards, busy time of year in my family....

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  13. GORGEOUS WORK! THANK YOU for showing us how you did the sentiment on your first card! I'm hearing so much about those brushes. I wonder if The Ton will start carrying them? I LOVE The Ton's Florals! AND the background Florals are WONDERFUL! You can REALLY SEE the layers of color you added to your first card! A SUPER JOB, Chris!!! ;)

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  14. Wow! You've been very busy! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

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  15. stunning collection of cards - truly inspiring:)

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  16. Such a beautiful set of cards!! The Peony Close Up is gorgeous!

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  17. Love your cards today, especially the first one

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  18. I love the new peony stamp. You created a beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

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  19. Love the simple design of the anniversary card.

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  20. Love the card with the Peony Background stamp - love the colors you used as well

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  21. I am not really familiar with The Ton but with designer cards like these, I know I'm going to be better acquainted! Gorgeous!

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  22. Beautiful, unique cards. I love the Peony Closeup stamp. Your coloring is gorgeous.

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  23. Beautiful set of cards!!! I'm totally in love for the colouring of your first one!!!

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  24. I love that peony. It is a wonderful stamp and I adore the coloring.

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  25. What wonderful coloring you did. I'm enjoying your work!

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  26. The embossing adds so much interest. I need to remember to do it. Thanks

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  27. All are stunning! Love how you interpreted these stamps!

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  28. Each card has its own unique style of elegance. Lovely.

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  29. Your peony card is so fabulous! Love the gorgeous coloring & the cosmos is a stamp set I need for sure! Thanks for the great tip on using the negative for the letter spacing!

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  30. Very pretty cards. Your peony card is beautifully colored.

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  31. Beautiful cards. Dont you love those new blending brushes?!

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  32. Pretty cards. But that peony card!!!!

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  33. I love your cards!! The colors are fantastic!!

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  34. Chris, these are just so stunning! Love your water coloring...looks like it’s so real!

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  35. Beautiful cards! Really loving these gorgeous floral designs! The peony and cosmos designs are absolutely fabulous!

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  36. What beautiful cards! I LOVE that first one; gorgeous!!

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  37. Beautiful cards! I LOVE your coloring and design for the peony card! I also like how the white embossing brought out the veining in the second card and I would have never thought to just use the leaves on your last set of cards! So pretty!

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  38. These are all lovely, but that peony is OUTSTANDING!!! I'm in LOVE!!

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  39. I love what you did with the watercolors. You are an amazing artist. The peony is absolutely stunning.

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  40. Gorgeous cards and love the first one the most!

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  41. The peony card is gorgeous!This stamp is definitely a favorite in this release. Everyone's version is beautiful and different.

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  42. Such beautiful cards Chris, I have to admit this peony background stamp is a stunner!

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  43. Fantastic cards!! The floral one is just gorgeous! <3

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  44. Chris, all your cards are AMAZING!!!

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  45. Today's Cosmos is really pretty. I love how like you said the veining shows. It is very beautiful with the white embossing powder on the mauve paper.

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  46. Gorgeous cards. I really love the leaves on the anniversary card. Excellent work because although they look easy to do they appear elegant and like it took a great deal of time and work to complete.

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  47. Gorgeous cards, Chris! They are all amazing and showcase those beautiful new floral sets perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful inspiration!

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  48. Love your watercoloring and tips on placing the large letters!! Perfect!! Thanks for all the great inspiration.

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  49. Chris, all 5 of your cards are awesome! I especially like the first card, not just because that stamp set is going on my wish list, but your coloring is beautiful! The 4 cards made with the Today's Cosmos are wonderful too!

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  50. Beautiful cards, I especially love the first one - such fab colouring!

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  51. great way to not lose the sentiment on your first card!

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  52. Pretty cards. I love flower cards and the creative colors they can be and yours are so pretty.

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  53. Beautiful cards! I love the watercolored peony the best but they are all lovely. I like the look of the vellum too. Well done! TFS!

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  54. That is a must have flower!!!

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  55. This is so pretty! I love what you did with these cards.

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  56. Beautiful watercolouring on the first Chris and love the embossing onto vellum which is very pretty, and finally your leaves frame the sentiment to give a very elegant look on the third. x

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  57. Really beautiful water coloring! Love your cards

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  58. Your cards are lovely. I especially love the first card--beautiful image and incredible watercoloring.

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  59. Wow, your cards are just great. Your watercoloring is beautiful!

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  60. Gorgeous set of cards! Really drawn to that second card. I love the white and pink together.

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  61. thanks for showing how you added the Sentiment
    never think to put the negative like you did
    so clever
    and the Color of the Alphabet I love it and your coloring of the Flower
    WOOOWWWW SO MUCH ADORABLE your first Card
    Love love love
    Hugs
    Monika

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