The Ton’s Fourth Release Blog Hop
Welcome to The Ton’s Fall 2015 Blog Hop! Sorry this post is pretty long… hope you don’t mind! 🙂 I have been beaming all week over the feedback left everywhere. We have put so much work into our projects just for you! I know you’ve been waiting for today so check out our hop list:
We are SO thrilled to be hopping along with such amazing people. If you want more chances to win, be sure to visit The Ton Blog and DT blogs (Jessica, Mayline, and mine) to leave comments on our earlier posts for increased chances to win something from the new release. Comments are still open. You can find my earlier posts here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4. You have until Saturday, Sept. 5 11:59 pm EST for those giveaways.
To qualify for today’s prizes, leave a comment on every stop of the Blog Hop and a random winner will be selected from each blog! Commenting deadline for today’s giveaways will be Sunday, Sept. 6 11:59 pm EST. We have a total of 12 giveaways for this new release and we’re so excited for you to win! All winners will be announced on Tuesday, Sept. 8 on The Ton’s Blog!
The Ton’s Fall 2015 release includes 16 large stamp sets, a mini stamp set, stand-alone dies, and lots of couture mixes. I’ve listed all the products for you:
I have many cards for you today. My first card uses Fresh Cut Dahlias. I wanted to create a bouquet with lots of masking and stamping. I stamped only the second layers in Spun Sugar and did some watercoloring with Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar. I added shading with the coordinating markers. The leaves were stamped and watercolored with Mowed Lawn. I’m really not that great with watercoloring and/or shading so this is an amateur attempt. I shaded the vase with Hickory Smoke and outside the vase with Antique Linen. Still, I love how it came out so I’m proud of myself for trying! 🙂 Now for another shaker card. This might be my favorite card from this whole week! I used both the Polka Dot and Holiday Bows sets for this. I stamped and heat embossed the background with Polka Dot in Stampin Up’s Blushing Bride (retired). I used the cute scalloped frame dies from Sunshine Layers to create a shaker card filled with another mix of my own (each one is linked below). The bow was stamped with PTI inks and then covered with lots of Glossy Accents and Zig Wink of Stella Glitter (hard to photograph). The sentiments are from Hey Foxy. Next up I have a set of foiled cards for you, using Rose Background. This took me some time but I was impressed with how they came out. Through some practice, I learned that I was more successful with foiling smaller images or words versus large images like the ones on this stamp. I wanted to try it anyway and am satisfied with how it came out. I have a foiling post coming soon to my blog so feel free to subscribe to my blog if you want to stay updated. The basics are that I stamped the background four times on copy paper (masking size A2 areas) with my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Copic-friendly). I made a copy of that using my laser printer onto white cardstock and shaded in parts with a black Copic marker. I used my trimmer to cut the cardstock into 4 A2 pieces and then laminated each one with a sheet of foil with my laminator. I ran it a through a few times, while inserted between a folded piece of copy paper (as Jennifer McGuire shows in her blog). I used dies to cut them smaller than A2 and attached them to white card bases. I didn’t add any sentiments because I think the foiled card looks great on its own. I’ll just add my own notes inside when I send these to friends. For the last card, I used the negative of the foil! All I did was add a piece of gold glitter cardstock behind it and attached it all to a card base. Be careful, adding adhesive to a foil sheet removes the foil…how do I know this? I ruined my other negatives! 😉 That’s it for me today! Make sure to visit The Ton, Jessica, and Mayline for more looks at this release! And don’t forget to leave a comment here and on the other seven blogs for chances to win from the new release! You still have time to go back and leave us love on our earlier posts. If you like what you see, you can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, and Twitter. I’m planning two huge giveaways this month! Also, check out my Etsy shop or start your own! 🙂 There’s a sequins giveaway on my Instagram running until Monday, Sept. 7! If you missed my announcement from yesterday, go here. Thanks for visiting! ♥ ♥ ♥ *if there are any links that are not working, please let me know so I can fix them. thanks!
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here). Your purchases help me to run my blog. Thank you!