Good morning! Have you enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful stamps and dies that we’ve been creating with this past week? So fun, right?! Nobody does flowers like The Ton. The conclusion of release week means it’s time for our Blog Hop! We have invited so many incredible guests to join in the fun… you’re not going to want to miss any stops! You can start back at The Ton‘s blog post to get the full list. You should have arrived here from Stephanie Klauck‘s blog and your next stop is Taheerah Atchia‘s blog.
The Ton has 18 new stamps, 13 dies and 14 Couture Mixes for their new Spring 2017 Release which includes up to three free gifts with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now!
For my first project, I wanted to focus on the absolutely stunning new Peony Crush background stamp. The detail in this stamp is absolutely incredible, and this new peony image is SO much fun to color. I started by heat embossing the stamp using silver embossing powder onto some Canson Montval watercolor paper.
After heat embossing, I started coloring with my Zigs. I always like to add lots of layers of color to my Zig projects. This ensures a great deal of depth and dimension. I started by coloring the entirety of the flower with Dark Pink and my wet paintbrush, then went back in and added shadows with my Violet Zig marker, blending them out with the Dark Pink and further blending them out with my damp paintbrush.
After I had colored the entirety of the background, I trimmed the panel down to 3.75″x5.5″ to allow room at the top and bottom of my horizontally-oriented card front for some pretty Bright Pink foil. For the greeting, I didn’t want to cover up my peony panel, so I simply die cut the Hugs die from white card stock three times, then adhered them together and adhered them to my card front. Relatively simple layout, and would be much quicker work without the watercoloring! But I truly think there is enough detail on these background stamps that they can stand on their own. Watercoloring is just so therapeutic. 🙂
For my last card for this release, I chose to work with the Wildflower Banner and dies, along with some of the blooms from the Wishful Wildflower set and dies. I started by die cutting and stamping the main image from the Wildflower Banner set, as well as the individual blooms from the Wishful Wildflower set. I stamped with Versafine ink, then heat embossed all of the images with Silver Pearl embossing powder to create a raised pearlescent charcoal. I colored the images with my Zig markers and a damp paintbrush, then stamped the coordinating sentiment from the Wildflower Banner set using the same Versafine/Silver Pearl embossing powder combination.
On my royal purple card base, I heat embossed the Haute Stripes background stamp using the same black and silver pearl embossing combination to be sure that everything coordinated. After I had arranged my floral spray, I adhered it to my card front with some dimensional adhesive, then added a few Shotgun Gray sequins to fill everything out.
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you get a chance to take a look at the entire hop list (which can be found here) because the Design Team and the special guests will absolutely knock your socks off. Seriously, so much talent. Your next stop on the hop is Taheerah Atchia. Go, go, go!
But first!! GIVEAWAY INFORMATION!
Five $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, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.
The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Good luck and happy hopping!
Victoria Dent says
Your cards are so very pretty.
Emily, your cards are beautiful!
Dee Earnshaw says
Wow these cards are amazing – the color combo just ROCKS!!!!
Stunning cards! My wish list is growing by the minute!
Scraps by Gracie says
Ai ai ai, Emily… I’m going to HAVE to get these stamps now. I can not resist the templation any longer after having seen your cards!! 😍
Crimson Owl Creations says
That bright pop of pink is amazing! I LOVE it!
Shirley N says
Isabel Z says
Oh my goodness…your artistry is amazing!
TyLinda Sherrod says
Such bold colors. These are so beautiful!
Love both cards! Absolutely stunning! 😍
Ericka Strange says
Stunning cards! The blue and pink peony crush is gorgeous with the silver embossing. Also love the wildflower banner and the background really makes the flowers pop!
Emily , so dramatic ! So amazing how they all look so real !
So vibrant! I haven’t used a silver or platinum embossing powder since Christmas but you have inspired me to go play with some different metallics! 😍😍😍
Janis Ford says
that silver embossing with those flowers is a perfect match.
Sandy N. says
Absolutely amazing cards. The colors you use are so rich and beautiful, always enjoy seeing the projects you create.
Jen K says
I stopped talking when I saw the pink card – clearly a show-stopper. Amazing color on both cards!
Elise Smith says
These are so beautiful! I especially love those vibrant pink peonies 🙂
melissaf123Melissa Friedrich says
Wow, gorgeous cards! Amazing watercoloring and love the pearl-charcoal heat embossing!
You always bring such beauty into this world.
Katie Mowery says
Okay, can I just say first of all, I am in love with the look and feel of your blog!! Its so dreamy! Its my first visit 🙂 Secondly…those cards!!! Whaaaaatt?!?! They are AMAZING!!!
Gilda (McStamper) says
Wow, your teal and pink card is spectacular. Love the wildflower banner, too. Your coloring talent is amazing.
Your cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Heather Mills says
These are gorgeous!! Specially that first one; stunning!
Tania Lankfer says
Wow! Your peonies are so gorgeous!
Marie Worthing says
Great cards! I absolutely loved the first one. The silver embossing really makes the pink pop :).
Elizabeth G says
WOW i just love the colours of these cards, I think it is a need to buy some zig markers to do some watercolouring of my own. lovely cards Thanks for sharing.
Denise Bryant says
Fabulous coloring and details on these gorgeous cards!
Nives K says
Wow on the first card, that is so bright and gorgeous, they are all awesome
Mirella ROGAN says
Love those bold striking colours, your cards simply pop! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring, these are absolutely fantastic!
Sarah Biswabic says
Your cards are so stunning! I love how vibrant the colors are on the flowers.
Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive says
Wow, what beautiful cards. I love the silver embossing and the bright colors.
Wow!! Stunning!! Love your cards.The first card has such pretty colors and your coloring is stunning. The second card is lovely.
D.Ann C says
Your vibrant colors make these beauties extra gorgeous!
Cynthia Cole says
Your color choices are wonderful on these cards!
Teresa Godines #6857 says
Love your deep colors. TFS
Mary Holshouser says
The cards are beautiful.
thanks for sharing.
Barb Macaskill says
Wow times two! Both of your cards are elegant, stunning,gorgeous and absolutely magnificent! Love the shine from the embossing and your colors are so vibrant and spectacular! Absolutely amazing! TFS!
Maryam's craft says
Sue LD says
Gorgeous floral cards.
Rose W says
Enjoy your cards. Thanks for sharing.
Cynthia Koop says
WOW! Those cards are bright! Beautiful job.
Marlee S. says
Gorgeous cards! Love your coloring!
Angela W says
The new Peony Crush stamp is amazing! I love the card you created with it. I think I NEED it!
Stanlee R says
Wonderful cards. Love the beautiful colors.
Gorgeous cards. I love the colors you chose….stunning!
Stef White says
I love the peony card!!!
Jen K says
Your colors are SO intense in a GREAT way! I LOVE them!!!
Liz mcallister says
The peonies arebeautiful!
LaDonna Shelly says
Mary Ann C. says
Love your bright and stunning color combos!
Your work is so beautiful!
Barbara Brennan says
Your hand colored cards are strikingly beautiful! POW! POP!
Wow! I love the way you embossed these images. The first is so perfectly colored! I love the bright colors you used and you painting is making me envious! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Lisa A creations says
Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!
Love love love your work, Cheers from down under
Beautiful, intense colors. So pretty!
Laura Peddicord says
The flowers on your cards are just gorgeous! I really like the look of the striped background on the one card. Thank you for sharing!
Beatriz (B-arte) says
Beautiful cards !. Many thanks for the inspiration !!
Such beautiful inspiration
Ann Goepfert says
Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway