Hello again! This is my second sneak peek post for today. I’m up on The Ton Stamps blog today with a frosty shaker card and tag to match. I hope you’ll stop by to check them out!
Hi friends! Happy Monday. I’m up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today with a watercolored holiday card and a tip about how to stretch your stamps to get more use out of them! I hope you’ll stop by and check it out!
Hi friends! I’m up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today with a set of “official” nice list stationery. I hope you’ll click over and check it out!
Have a great week! Back soon with some more Christmas cards. 🙂
Today is the day! The Ton Stamps is having a mini-release featuring their Holiday Flourishes stamp set with coordinating dies. You may recognize this stamp set from the Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval boxes that went out last month. Now, you have the opportunity to purchase the stamp set on its own! And, and, AND there are now coordinating dies available! Heck, yes!
Okay, let’s jump into the projects. I made a card, a tag, and a card-tag (hybrid? Completely made up? Yep, probably just the latter.) This post is kinda long, so I hope you’ll bear with me.
When I first received the set. my initial thought was to use all of those gorgeous flourishes (that are so nicely cut with the dies) to frame a shaker window. I haven’t made very many (if any… I can’t remember) pastel holiday cards this year, and this set was just screaming to be stamped in mint, pink, and silver.
I hope you’re still with me at the end of this super long post! Enjoy the rest of The Ton’s DT’s creations… I’m off to go check them out!
They’re really not my favorite cards to make. (I’m sure I’m not the only one.) I had cause to make a couple of sympathy cards recently for a good friend of ours, and I decided that I probably better get a couple in my stash, so I don’t have to be put on the spot like that and try to come up with something quickly.
This one’s pretty simple in design. I used the first set I ever purchased from The Ton Stamps: Fresh Cut Peonies. The blooms are so detailed… just simply stunning. I wanted a bouquet of blooms dripping from the corner on a stark black card base, so I die cut the blooms using Bazzill’s Candy Hearts card stock. I chose to use colored card stock, as opposed to white cardstock, because I didn’t want to bring in that unseemly white edge that comes with die cuts. (I know, I could have fussy cut them, but these blooms have intricate edges, and naptime was almost over!) I love how such a simple alteration of using colored card stock versus white makes such a huge difference in the feel of the card. I stamped the flowers using Hero Arts Pale Tomato, Altenew’s Ruby Red, and PTI’s Scarlet Jewel inks. I die cut the leaves using PTI’s Limeade Ice cardstock, then stamped them with Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, and Ripe Avocado inks. I double heat embossed the “thinking of you” sentiment (from The Ton’s Large Peony 2) using gold embossing powder, then arranged and adhered my flowers in the corner. As an afterthought, I decided to add some flourishes (coming next week in a mini release from The Ton, so stay tuned!) in Delicata Gold ink. A few gold sequins finished it off.
I hope you enjoyed this rather somber card! See you in a few days.