The Ton’s Mini Release

Good morning! The Ton is having a mini release today featuring Holiday Flourishes and the coordinating dies. You can visit The Ton Blog to see all the details and see our beautiful gallery of projects by all the Design Team members (including our newest 4!) Over there, I have two cards on display, but I decided to make a bonus card for you. 🙂 We also have new couture mixes, which will be perfect for your holiday cards. The best part is that all of these products are available for order today!

I used non-traditional holiday colors for all my cards. I’m participating in the Share Handmade Kindness by Jennifer so I’ll be sending these out for the Caring Hearts Card Drive this year. 🙂

For my first card, I was inspired by a color palette that included a few shades of purple, gray, black, and beige. I stamped and cut the images and colored with Copic markers. The berries were coated with a layer of Glossy Accents (my favorite thing to do!) Using a fancy scalloped border die, I prepared the top layer. The sentiment is from Holiday Lyrics. The bottom piece was blended using Distress Inks in Pumice Stone, Victorian Velvet, and Shaded Lilac.

flourishes 1

flourishes 2

For my second card, I stamped the images with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I colored with Distress Inks in Pickled Raspberry, Crushed Olive and Peacock Feathers. I meant for the berries to look more pink, but I think I accidentally mixed the green with pink. 🙂 Either way, I was happy with the results. Once it was dried, I added glossy accents over the berries and the centers of the holly. Then I sprinkled some glitter on it. I stamped the sentiment on vellum with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with red embossing powder. I matted it down in the center of the card.

flourishes 3

flourishes 4

For my last card, I wanted to do something bright and cheerful. I loved how my card came out in this CASE post so I wanted to recreate it. The colors didn’t blend well because I used Bristol instead of watercolor paper (I have so much of my cardstock cut that sometimes they get mixed up). Anyway, I didn’t want it to go to waste. First, I stamped the sentiment from Holiday Lyrics in the center and the images from Holiday Flourishes with VersaMark Ink and heat set with white embossing powder. I added color with Peerless watercolors and then sprayed with white pigment and shimmer sprays. I left it overnight to dry (it can dry sooner) and then I added some clear sequins. I added it on top of a striped black and white pattern paper (loving the contrast!). That’s all.

flourishes 5
flourishes 6
Thanks for visiting and be sure to visit the other ladies! Thank you for your patience and all the love! ?

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  1. Daria Grushina

    November 22, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Ruby, your cards are always so bright and full of color!!! I love that 🙂

  2. Miriam Prantner

    November 11, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Beautiful cards! This is a great set, I love how versatile the images/flourishes are!

  3. The Craft Bunny (Amy)

    November 9, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    This stamp set is so pretty!! I love love the last card you made!

  4. Roxy

    November 9, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Wow all r all so beautiful love the colors you used.. So beautifully original

  5. doudou2106

    November 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Beautiful cards!!! Lovely colors and designs

  6. conil

    November 9, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I do believe you’ve put this new set to fabulous work. Love the non-traditional colors of the first card. It’s so unique and truly lovely. The watercoloring on both the second and third cards is nothing short of masterful. Gorgeous , a treat for the eyes.

  7. Keeway Tsao

    November 9, 2015 at 9:21 am

    What a fun and modern look to your cards!! I love them!

  8. Jessica

    November 9, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Love all the color palettes you used! 🙂 Gorgeous as always!!

  9. Berina

    November 9, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Beautiful cards!! Love the colors you have used!!

  10. Shelly

    November 9, 2015 at 8:31 am

    WOW! Absolutely STUNNING cards, Ruby!! Love them!

  11. Helen Gullett

    November 9, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Gorgeous Christmas cards, Rubee! Love the watercoloring 🙂

  12. glow:)

    November 9, 2015 at 7:45 am

    hey ruby… absolutely gorgeous!!! cards… sweet… i so admire your carding ways:) sending love like always..

  13. Lou Wittmer

    November 9, 2015 at 7:30 am

    Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing. Just ordered this set and a couple of other “must haves”.

  14. Hetty

    November 9, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Wow, those are stunning cards!

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