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.
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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