Today’s project uses the stunning new set Sending Peonies. I am so grateful that Effie designed these “bouquet” stamps for us, because this way, there’s no masking needed to create a beautiful cluster of blooms! Just stamp and go. I started by stamping the large cluster in the corners of an A2 sized panel of watercolor card stock using Copper embossing powder from Hero Arts. I am not really sick of pink peonies, (how could one ever get sick of pink peonies?) but I did want to do something a little different, so I decided to stick with a fairly monochromatic color scheme and color these peonies a very, very pale shade of peach and coral. I think the oranges are perfect with the copper embossing powder. I used a warm gray Zig marker to outline the bouquets, then spread the color with my wet paint brush so that it gradually faded away. I used a lovely With Sympathy die from Lil’ Inker Designs to cut some chocolate brown card stock, which I then covered in Glossy Accents to add a little textural contrast to the card front. The final step was to add a border, cut from the Pretty Frame Die from Papertrey Ink using cocoa brown glitter paper that I had in my stash. Fairly simple, very flat and easily mailed, but would hopefully bring a smile to the recipient’s face.
My first project utilizes the gorgeous peony bouquet in Happiest of Peonies. I just can’t get enough of that little spray of peonies. (Seriously, SO much fun to color. You’ll see.) I started by heat embossing them in white pearl embossing powder onto some watercolor card stock, then watercoloring them with my Zigs and a wet paintbrush. (again, shocker for you! haha! I’m so predictable…) Anyway, after the blooms were dry, I fussy cut them, then turned my attention to the card base. I had stamped several stripe-y backgrounds using Haute Stripes just to have on hand, and had this black one (stamped with Noir ink) lying on my desk staring at me. What is more classic than pink peonies and black stripes? Reminds me of those mood boards you see on Pinterest. Anyway, I trimmed the panel down, mounted it on my card base, and then worked on my sentiment. I die cut that lovely “fabulous” die using the gold adhesive glitter sheets, then stamped the “have a” and “birthday” labels from Basic Labels using Hollywood Star ink. After that, it was just a matter of arranging everything on my card base. I snipped off one of the little buds and adhered it to the bottom of the card to balance everything out. I didn’t add any sequins, but I think it’s busy enough without them. What do you think?
Helloooooo! Happy Thursday! I love Thursdays. Thursdays are paydays (though only every other week), and the day before the weekend. Yay! Today rocks even more, though, because today is the day you can buy the TWENTY-TWO new products we’ve been teasing you with for the last three days! For our last day, we’re showing you projects made with some new background sets: Pineapple Print Backgorund, Doughnut Party Background, Flamingo Print Background. We also have a couple of clear sets for you: Doughnut Bar and Let’s Mingle Labels. I’ve got a couple of fun cards for you today, so let’s get started!
This first project uses the absolutely darling Flamingo Print Background. Isn’t it just fabulous and so trendy!?! I heat embossed it in gold onto a panel of white A2 card stock, then used my Hollywood Star and Cosmopolitan Pink inks to blend a glorious halo of pink. I concentrated the darkest color around the edge, so as to draw the eye to the center of the card, where my sentiment is. Love the effect it has!
My next card is an homage to my love of carbs. Doughnuts…. who doesn’t love doughnuts?! The only donut missing from Doughnut Bar is a Long John. Mmmm…. I’m making myself hungry. Well, the (incredibly accurate) sentiments are the icing on the cake (doughnut?) of this fabulous little set. To start, I used the “love” from Bokeh Burst: Heart and the Cocoa Couture Color Collection to create an ombre love. I used some little foam pouncers and my MISTI and got a perfectly gradient ombre “love.” I cut the “more than” portion of the sentiment included in Doughnut Bar off and added the “carbs” in the darkest shade of the Cocoa trio. I then masked off about 1/2 inch around the edge of my white 5×5 card base and used my ink blending tools to blend Ballet Slippers and Hollywood Star inks around the top of where I wanted my shaker to be placed to continue the ombre effect.
That’s all for me today! Now for the GIVEAWAY. Effie is going to choose FOUR winners each day from both The Ton’s Blog and the Design Team’s blogs, so be sure to leave a comment on each blog for the maximum number of entries! And remember, all of these products are NOW AVAILABLE for purchase!! Go forth and shop! 🙂
Be sure to come back tomorrow for an amazing blog hop with some fabulous guest designers. It’s going to be fantastic! See you soon!
First up: Happiest of Peonies. This cluster of blooms just sings to my heart. Love love love. This set has some absolutely gorgeous sentiments included with it, and so I was able to complete this card using just one other stamp set from The Ton. (don’t you love when you can use only minimal supplies and still get an awesome finished look!?) I started this project by heat embossing the floral cluster onto a sheet of watercolor card stock with some white satin pearl embossing powder. I then used my trusty Zig markers, a paintbrush, and some water to color and shade the blooms. I wasn’t sure what I wanted when I started, just wanted to color a pretty pile of flowers, but I ended up with some beautiful coral peonies and thought they would look perfect with a navy blue background… very nautical and chic. I heat embossed the Polka Dot Cling background stamp using white embossing powder onto a navy blue card base. I then used the same white embossing powder to emboss the sentiment (also from Happiest of Peonies) onto a vellum rectangle that I die cut with the Double Stitched Rectangle dies.
Well, that’s all for me today! Effie is giving away a $15 gift certificate each day of the release, so Be sure you go to The Ton’s Blog and leave a comment telling Effie which of these fantabulous new peony sets is your favorite… I don’t know if even I can choose one! Be sure to leave a comment on The Ton’s Blog AND the Design Team members’ blogs, because you increase your chances to win the $15 gift certificate to The Ton’s store with each comment!
Have a fantastic day, friends!