Good morning again! Welcome to the final day of The Ton’s Summer Release. We are concluding this week of inspiration and product debuts with a fabulous blog hop with some fabulous guests. You should have arrived at my blog from Svitlana’s post, and your next stop is Dana’s blog.
For The Ton’s Summer 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs and 1 new couture mix! There are four new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***
Now, let’s get started on my final projects for this week’s festivities! The second I saw the artwork for the new Anemone Wishes set, I knew I wanted to use my pencils for some no-line coloring. Using my pencils on colored card stock is one of my absolute favorite techniques. I started by stamping the image using Hampton White pigment ink onto my lavender card stock panel. Next, going petal by petal, I colored the image first with a white colored pencil, then over the top with the colored pencils, using my blender pencil to smooth everything out. It’s amazing what adding that first layer of white pencil beneath the colored pencil does to make the colors really pop off of the colored card stock. After I had finished coloring the entire image, I used my T-ruler to add a white box around the edge to create a frame.
For the greeting, I used the beautiful new Penned Sentiments set. I simply heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I trimmed a bit off of the bottom of the lavender panel and added some strips of pretty turquoise foil to the top and bottom of the card base. The final step was to mount the lavender panel on the card base with some foam tape.
This next card is a bit outside of my normal color scheme, but I kinda love it! I figured that, since I’d done pink and purple anemones all week, I should do some that were more traditionally colored. When I think of anemones, I think of red anemones with black centers, but anemones come in nearly every color of the rainbow! For my last card for this week, I started by stamping the beautiful Anemone Background onto some watercolor paper and heat embossing it in gold, then watercoloring it with my Daniel Smith watercolors, adding a dark gray/light black background wash. After it had dried, I used the largest of the Stitched Rectangles to die cut from the watercolored background.
I die cut the Brushed Love die from some glossy black card stock that I had in my stash, then added two more layers of plain black card stock die cuts and adhered them all together. I heat embossed a coordinating sentiment from the Brushed Love sentiment set using the same gold embossing powder onto some strips of black card stock, then popped them up on the card front. The final step was to add some Matte Gold sequins to create a visual cascade across the front of the card.
Now, for some giveaway fun:
Three $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, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog. **Gift certificates can only be applied to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding categories.
Be sure to hop along to see all of the phenomenal inspiration that our guests have created for you!
Tae Eun Yoo
Emily Midgett-YOU ARE HERE
Laura Jane Head
Jenny Lee Yamasaki
“The Ton’s June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!” *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding.
Well, that’s all for this post! I hope you’ve enjoyed my release posts this week. It’s been a pleasure sharing all of the new products and (hopefully) some inspiration with you! Have a marvelous weekend, friends!
Andi S. says
Gorgeous cards Emily, These florals are so pretty!!
Beautiful cards I love the background floral stamp! You colored it beautifully.
Emily, your work is simply GORGEOUS.
Lindar C says
These cards are beautiful!! I will try your technique with the white colored pencil.
Wow you’ve done a stunning job with your coloring
Wow! Wow! Wow! Awesome cards!!!
lindsay w says
Wow! That’s amazing!
Susan Wareham says
Gorgeous card designs love them so pretty
That second card just takes my breath away! Beautiful.
Amazing designs and impeccable execution. I’m blown away by your work.
Mary Holshouser says
the cards are fantastic.
Love the blue/purple combination.
the red flowers are gorgeous.
the black die cut of Love really
thanks for sharing.
Beautiful cards. I’m just learning about ton stamps, but I’m impressed so far!
Rikki Scott-Morgan says
Wow Emily your cards are gorgeous. In love with the card with the love die cut in black. Thanks for sharing.
Sue LD says
Love the beautiful colors on both of these cards.
Becca Yahrling says
These are both sooo beautiful! I am a huge fan of the purple
and turquoise color combo.
Deb Hudson says
Wow. I want to create like you do! Thank you for the descriptions of your process- expecially with the pencils. I’m going to try it.
D.Ann C says
The colors on these two beauties is fabulous! I especially love the one done in pencils!
Janis Ford says
Swoon! These are gorgeous!
Constance Hildebrand says
The blue/purple combination is hauntingly beautiful…thanks.
OMGoodness your flowers are fabulous.
Sandy N. says
Both of your cards are gorgeous. Love the colors!
María Alba Negrón says
Such lovely cards!
Karen P says
The cards are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Colored pencils???? Amazing….
Susan E Guzy says
thanks for sharing these beautiful cards, love the lavendar one, great coloring!
I am definitely going to try the technique with the colored pencils. I’m sure putting down a layer of white makes the top color layer more vivid. Thanks!
Maria Elena Castilla says
Oh my God Emily your coloring is absolutely fabulous, I wish I can color like you with those color pencils! My favorite card is the love one!
Sharon O says
Beautiful coloring on your anemones!
Tracy A says
Gorgeous cards. Thanks for the tip about stamping with white pigment ink before using pencils on colored cardstock.
Meghan P. says
Gorgeous cards as always! Love your no-line coloring and your background card with the die cut “love” – just beautiful! thanks so much for sharing your talents with this release!
Stanlee R says
Beautiful colors, great cards.
Oh so elegant
Theresa N says
Love your cards
Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for setting the bar high!
Both cards are beautiful, but the second one is just absolutely gorgeous!
Mary-Anne V. says
Wow stunning cards…you’re colouring is fantastic.
Dee Earnshaw says
Wow your cards are stunning. LOVE everything abut them – they are PERFECT:)
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous cards! Love the anemones! Beautiful coloring!
Diane Maki says
Oh, how I am lovin’ your LOVE card! The background of colorful flowers is beyond beautiful.
Alice Haley says
Your pencil work is great! Love the colors..
Barb Macaskill says
I am positive that I can hear the Angels in Heaven singing over these glorious cards! Stunning,magnificent and breathtaking! TFS!
Emily White says
Emily your cards are always so pretty!! I love your color style with florals, I am always inspired by you!!
Anita Falcone says
These are beautiful cards. ThankS
The first card is so tastefully done, and the second is so fun! Love them both!
Wow, these are gorgeous!
Nancy R says
Emily both of your cards are really beautiful. Your first card colored with pencils is so pretty, and thanks for the helpful hint of coloring first with a white pencil when using colored card stock. I must give that a try. Your second card is gorgeous as well!
capturing magic of ordinary days says
So beautiful! I just need to break down and buy the “love” set already!
Diane Napolitano says
There are so many things I love about your cards. Just reading this post I learned so many things. The “no line coloring” shading with white first, etc. The one technique I loved the most is about using a t-ruler to make a border. It really makes the border pop! I still can’t figure out how you made the insides of the petals look so 3-D. When I emboss it never looks like that. And your second card . . . WOW! The water coloring alone is AMAZING, but the whole card together stuns me. Thank you, blog hop for bringing me to your site 🙂
Lorna C says
I just adore your cards, as always! Simply stunning!
Penny Whitlock says
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Cynthia Cole says
Your cards are absolutely beautiful!
Linnea Sundstrom says
just luv what beauty we can create with colored pencils!! lovely!!
Love the cards!
Gilda (McStamper) says
Love your beautiful cards. Your coloring is fabulous.
Patt H. says
Truly beautiful cards!
Maryam's craft says
Love your cards.. they are elegent
your cards are gorgeous – the sympathy card is just perfect, so soft and sensitive. Very nice job on both!
Ericka Strange says
Wow these cards are so stunning! Love the purple flowers with the blue leaves, so soft looking. You created such beautiful depth in the Anemone Background card. So gorgeous!
maxine dumser says
Both cards are gorgeous!
Amazing cards !