Monday, March 30, 2015

The Ton's Second Release Blog Hop & GIVEAWAY

Good morning! Finally, the day you've been waiting for has finally arrived! If you've been keeping up with the sneak peeks and release news, then you know that The Ton is introducing NINE sets in their second release. Today, we'll show you all the sets and the full cards the team has created. Pre-orders are open online, with anticipated shipping date to be on April 13.

And now for our promised Blog Hop, Skip and Jump and Bauble giveaway today! 



The rules are simple:
  • Comment on each blog in the Blog Hop, Skip and Jump.  At each stop, let us know what your favorite stamp set is and your favorite card! The order of the Hop will be as follows:
  • Optional: Follow The Ton on Instagram (@TheTonStamps) and like us on Facebook
Here's a quick look at all the stamps in the release (click to see larger view):


PRIZE: Stamp set of your choice from the second release and the gorgeous earrings in the photo below!


Here's my first card (sneak peek #3):



The flowers and leaves from SIMPLE FLORALS were stamped with Ranger Archival Ink in French Ultramine on watercolor paper and watercolored using Distress Inks. I stamped the sentiment from FRIGGIN FABULOUS with Versamark and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I took black cardstock and added splatters of white and gold inks, fussy cut the flowers and leaves and arranged them onto the cardstock using foam tape for dimension. I finished it off with some Matte Gold and Princess Pink sequins. 



This is my second card (sneak peek #10):



For this card, I took the word "awesome" from FRIGGIN FABULOUS and stamped it in Hero Arts Black dye ink on white cardstock to create a fun background. I took the flowers and leaves from SIMPLE FLORALS and with some masking, I stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed it on vellum using white embossing powder. I watercolored with Akashiya Sai Watercolor Brush Pens, which were so fun and easy to use! I added a sentiment from THANKS A BUNCH and the heart from PANDAS CAN'T EVEN on a die-cut tag. I added pink twine and attached it below the floral arrangements, much like a tag you see when you receive gifts!



 
And, I made another card introducing the amazing peony set, FRESH CUT PEONIES




The trick to finding the right colors for layering stamps is, well, to practice different combinations! For these peonies, I used Mama Elephant's Piggy Bank, Memento's Rose Bud and Stampin' Up's Melon Mambo (from lightest to darkest shades). I stamped the leaves in Stampin' Up's Old Olive and Mossy Meadow and stamped the vase in a gray dye ink (sorry, I can't even remember which one!) and used a craft knife to cut inside of it. I wanted to create a shaker card and fill it with Glass Slippers sequins. The peonies were fussy cut and arranged over the stem and leaves using the foam tape for dimension. I added the sentiment "miss you so much" from a sassy sentiment set, IT'S CRAY CRAY.





The peony set comes with a tutorial on the website. :-) 


Remember to leave comments on all three blogs, letting us know what stamp set is your favorite and what card is your favorite at each stop! Thanks so much! Comments will close on Friday, April 3 at 11:59 p.m. Winner will be randomly chosen and announced sometime on Saturday, April 4. Once announced, the winner will have 48 hours to contact The Ton

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38 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful cards! I love every set, I really like all the bold sentiments!

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  2. I have been WAITING for a peony stamp set like this. They're my favorite flower ever!

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  3. Love the first card, great color contrast! Love this stamp set the most

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  4. AMAZING cards, Ruby! Love them!

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  5. My favorite set is the fresh cut peonies. I love you second card! Love how you stamped the background!

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  6. I love the vase shaker - it is such a creative idea! My fave set us still the pandas, but I have lots of inspiration for thrbothers as well.

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  7. Awesome cards. My favorite set is the Fresh Cut Peonies--love the shaker vase you made with these.

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  8. Love the peonies stamp set! Really love your second card with the sentiment background and lovely flowers

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  9. These cards are each stunning !!!!!! Wow !!! I am in love with the beautiful colors, design and stamps !!!!

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  10. Wow! I couldn't tell you which I liked better!! Love the bright pop of color against the black and b/w backgrounds, but I especially love the shaker vase with those lovely peonies! FAB!!

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  11. Oh wow! LOVE all these!!!! So hard to pick a favorite. LOVE this set (on of my favs from this release). I guess I'm gonna have to pick the last card as my fav. Love shakers and this on is quite creative. Love how it's played with the stems in the vase....AWESOME ♥

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  12. WOW!
    Gorgeous work!
    Love the new release!

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  13. All three cards are super gorgeous! Love them

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  14. Wow! All three of these are gorgeous and hard to figure out which one would be my favorite since they are amazing. Let's see... if I had to only pick one it would be the last card of where you created a shaker into the vase along with those gorgeous flowers and for my favorite stamp set it would be Fresh Cut Peonies but I also love some other ones as well.

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  15. WOW!!! That first card is stunning with the bright colors against the black, but they're all awesome. I need the friggin' set baddddd.

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  16. Love it! Beautiful cards Ruby. My favorite is your 2nd card. Love the bright watercolor flowers and the background.

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  17. What gorgeous cards! Those peonies are to die for and I just love that bold sentiment background you created!

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  18. I cannot for the life of me choose a favorite stamp set during this new release!! Pandas, peonies, underwear, it's all cray cray awesome!!! haha Your cards are so gorgeous!! Especially love that peony shaker you created!!! What a great idea to make a shaker out of the vase!!! LOVE your color combo too!!!

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  19. I love the Simple Florals set and your gorgeous card! The dark background really makes those lovely flowers pop!

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  20. WOW! That is such an AWESOME VASE LOVE your Peonies card! My favorite stamp set is the Panda Cant even. :)

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  21. wow your cards are gorgeous.. awesome designing..

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  22. I am really crazy about the peonies - they are one of my favourite flowers and finally there's a stamp set out there that does them justice!! Beautiful cards as always Ruby!

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  23. All of your cards are so bright and beautiful (as always)!!! ;)

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  24. Oh my! Stunning first card! Gorgeous second card, and lovely 3rd card! Those stamp sets are all awesome!

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  25. Beautiful cards Ruby! I'm so happy to be working with you and Effie! A dream team, for sure! ;)

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  26. Oh my! Fresh Cut Peonies has my heart! They are absolutely gorgeous and I can see them being used over and over again! Watercolored, colored pencils, markers, you name it! Gotta have this set!

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  27. Beautiful cards!! My favorite is the second! Love the new release, especially the panda bears and The Most Interesting Cardmaker set!

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  28. WOW Ruby, these flower cards are GORGEOUS!!!!! I love love love that cluster flowers with beautiful bright colors! You are so talented!

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  29. I love the shaker freash peony card the best

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  30. Hopped over from Darnell's blog to take a closer look at your NBUS card. I love your Peonies shaker card, though all your cards are stunning !

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  31. These are so so pretty! I really love the vellum card and how the colors just pop! The peonies set is just gorgeous!

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  32. All of your cards are beautiful. My favorite is your CUTE vase shaker one. LoVe it. Thanks for sharing.
    My favorite stamp set from the release is Pandas Can't Wait.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  33. wow such great cards...its hard to pick just one as my fav. Ok if I must I have to say its the first with the bright blooms on the black background. I love the Fresh Cut Peonies set the best.

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  34. the layering on these stamps is BEAUTIFUL!!!! luv the vase card!

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  35. I love all the flowers,but I gotta say the peonies are my favorite. They are so beautiful!

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous and you used my favourite set, the Peonies, in such a fabulous way and love how the glass bowl is a shaker!!! And the embossed/watercoloured flowers are stunning. Wish I could afford to buy one set, let alone the whole lot!!!!!

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  37. They turned out beautiful! I am officially drooling over the peonies and friggin fabulous stes.

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  38. I LOVE the I miss you like cray cray card!!!! So awesome and so full of life and color!! And my fave stamp set from this new release is those pandas - so fun and cute!!!

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