The Ton’s December Release: Day 2 (+ Giveaways!)

Good morning! Welcome to day 2 of The Ton’s December 2015 Release! Today, we are introducing Tea Party, Hug in a Mug, Caffeine Crush Sentiment, and But First word die, Coffee word die. If you missed day 1, you can see my post here. The entire release is available for order now! Go to The Ton shop to place your order today. 🙂


**GIVEAWAYS** We will have a total of 8 giveaways for this release, and we’re so excited for you to win! Leave a comment on The Ton Blog and the Design Team blogs for both days for your chance to win one of these prizes. One person will be randomly chosen by each of the Design Team members to win a $10 gift code and one person will be chosen from the comments left on The Ton blog to win a $25 gift code. The commenting period will close on December 11 at 11.59 p.m. EST. Winners will be announced on The Ton blog on December 13.

Here is a list of our blogs (in no particular order):

The Ton Blog
Rubeena (you are here)

I have four cards for you today. For my first card, I am featuring But First word dies. I created the backgrounds with the smooshing technique and distress inks. I sprayed shimmer mist and once it was completely dry, I die-cut the words “but first” from the watercolored cardstock and from plain white cardstock. I added the white ones where the watercolored words were. For one of the cards, I simply stamped and heat embossed the word coffee from Caffeine Crush Sentiment. For the other card, I added parts of a white doily and a teacup (stamped with Fossilized Amber and watercolored with Finetec Gold paints).


For my third card, I stamped the heart from Tea Party in Delicata Gold and watercolored with distress ink. I added some ink splatters of Peacock Feather and gold. The sentiment was heat set with white embossing powder. I added some strips of patter paper, gold vellum, and some washi tape. I finished it off with some sequins.


For my last card, I stamped the cups from Hug in a Mug using a Copic-friendly black dye ink and stamped the latte with a light dye ink. For the “foam art” I stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added shading around the cups with Copic markers and added some details with Finetec Gold paint and dark Kirarina marker. The sentiment was heat set with white embossing powder. I added some coordinating pattern paper in the back before matting it all down.



Be sure to visit the rest of the DT members for more inspiration and to increase your chances of winning. I would love to know what you think of my cards.

Thank you for visiting and for all the love! ?

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  1. TracyM #6773

    December 11, 2015 at 1:06 am

    … BUT FIRST … I have to say … AWESOME!!!
    WOW – your GORGEOUS smooshing and splatters look AMAZING
    a WONDERFUL way to showcase these new stamps & dies!!!
    LOVE your STYLE!!!
    LOVE your cards!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION 🙂

  2. Yuki

    December 10, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Beautiful cards! I feel like you can never have too many coffee-themed cards!

  3. Arianna Barbara

    December 9, 2015 at 5:19 am

    WOW! These cards are absulutely stunning!!!!! Love the backgrounds and colours! Great work!!!!

  4. Shari

    December 9, 2015 at 1:52 am

    All of these cards are awesome, Ruby. I really LOVE that first one. ♥♥♥

  5. Salima Chaudhry

    December 8, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I love your work Ruby. These cards are absolutely stunning

  6. Denise Bryant

    December 8, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Excited about these stamps and dies! Fabulous release! Love your beautiful cards!

  7. Jennifer

    December 8, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Love the coffee and tea stamps!!

  8. D.Ann C

    December 8, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Lovin’ the shimmer mist and the floating hearts card!!

  9. María Alba Negrón

    December 8, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Hi Ruby,

    Gorgeous work as usual!!!

    María Alba

  10. LauraJane:)

    December 8, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    LOVE the vibrant blue energy here today!…I adore the sentiment on the Hearts card:))

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