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Watercolour love

I wanted to do a little watercolouring (you can also use Distress Inks if you prefer.  The Stamp Sets are from The Ton, which make amazing quality and beautiful stamps and dies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) First I cut the Watercolour paper 1 cm smaller than the card blank, and a piece of black cardstock 0.5 cm smaller than the card blank.

2) Next, take the Heart Background stamp, stamp it with versamark ink and stamp the Watercolour paper and then cover with the white embossing powder, gently tap off the excess powder and heat with a heat gun.

3) Colour the heart background as you choose using Watercolour paints, Aqua Markers or Distress Inks, set aside to dry.

4) Stamp the “love” Sentiment in versamark ink and apply black embossing powder, gently tap off the excess powder and heat with a heat gun.

5) Line up the “love” Sentiment Die and cut out the love stamp.

6) Use your tape runner and tape the back of the Watercolour paper, affix to the black card. Again, apply the take from the runner to the back of the black card and affix to the card blank.

7) Apply glue to the back of the cut out live Sentiment and affix to the centre of the Watercolour paper on a diagonal, choose another smaller Sentiment from the stamp set and apply below the love Sentiment in the bottom right of the card using black ink.

8) Apply Black diamanté embellishments to decorate the card.

Hope you’ve enjoyed this fun little project!

 

 

For this card you will need the following supplies:

Brushed Love Stamp

Brushed Love Die

Black Embossing Powder

– Card Blank

Black Card Stock

Watercolour Paper

Heart Background Stamp

– White Embossing Powder

– Versamark Ink

– Embellishments

– Watercolour paints, Distress Inks or Aqua Markers

– Heat Gun

Glue, tape runner

– Black Ink

 

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A little bit of colouring…

Well, I’ve been busy lately with orders but have so many card design ideas buzzing around in my head that I have to pause now and then and do come colouring for them so that I can focus and get back on task. Below is what I had in my mind last night so I thought I would share my work in progress.  The image is Haute Wedding by the Ton Stamps and has a coordinating die. When I get the project finished I will be sure to post it too!

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The Ton “Celebrate” Challenge

Ok, so I’m totally excited about The Ton stamps launching new stamps and ‘Couture Sequins mixes’, and with that a new Challenge Blog, so of course it was the perfect reason to play with a stamp set I hadn’t used before and some fun items and create a new card!

The theme of the challenge is “Celebrate” so I chose the Pyrotechnics set from The Ton as the main stamps on the card, the sentiment is from the Born Classy Stamp set, also by The Ton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To make this card I used an 8″x8″ cream card base (cut down to 7″x7″), with a 6″x6″ piece of gold glitter cardstock with a  a 5.5′” square piece of black card used for stamping.

I stamped a variety of the firework shapes using the Perfect Pearls Medium, and then dusting with a variety of colours of Perfect Pearl Dusts.  I then highlighted some of the fireworks by stamping using Versamark and heat embossing with Gold Nuvo Embossing Powder, to add that extra bit of celebration to the card I heat embossed the sentiment in gold as well.

This was a fun little project as it was my first time using Perfect Pearls, I LOVED them!

Hope you enjoy and make sure to hop on by and check out The Ton Challenge for yourself!

 

Colleen

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Introducing “The Ton Stamps” Holiday Bow Stamps

A friend introduced me to this incredible line of Stamps, Dies, Inks and more! They are amazing, awesome quality and take your card making to the next level with their couture designs and layering stamps.

Maple Syrup Designs is the only Canadian retailer where these items can be purchased and I am thrilled to share them with you!

Over the next few weeks and months will feature more of The Ton products to share their supplies and ideas with you.