Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Ton April Release

Hi everyone. We are celebrating The Ton's April 2020 Release with 13 new sets (with delayed shipping - see The Ton's post for more details).

I am trying to balance my time between watching news and self care by not watching news and doing something fun, which this past weekend means lots of watercoloring. This release has some of my favorite sets that I can guarantee go to my always keep stash.

Let's get on with it, right away, shall we? For my first card, I am showcasing this gorgeous Lily Fields set. I am so in love with this set.



I started by stamping and heat embossed the image on Master Touch watercolor cardstock. I was curious to see how this set would look on the line patterned watercolor cardstock. All I can say, I totally lost myself in coloring this. When I looked at the clock it was literally almost midnight. I just didn't want to stop.

Once I am done with the panel, I adhere it to the card base. For the sentiment, I stamped & heat embossed "Sending" from Peony Laurel set on a piece of vellum and die cut the letter for the word "LOVE" using the Modern Alphas Coverplate Dies. Finished by adding some jewel enamel drop.




If my first card, all feminine and flowery, my second card is more on the festive side, using Confetti Balloons, Mega Confetti Numbers & Confetti Alphas.




I started by stamping the first balloons with Amber Citrine ink pad. Then, I created a couple mask for the balloon and stamped the other balloons repeatedly in Soft Garnet, Soft Garden, Caribbean Turquoise, Azurite & Soft Amethyst. Then I stamped the sentiment, number and the corner confetti. Since I am into jewel enamel drop, I used it here for a little extra oomph.

So, there you go, a couple cards that I hope help brighten your day and hopefully inspire you to get crafty. Now, for more fun stuff, how about a giveaway?  The Ton is giving away 1 stamp from our April Release (excludes 9x12 stamps). Simply leave a comment on all design team member blogs by midnight 4/15. Winner will be announced on The Ton blog.

My teammate has created some amazing projects. Please check them out and leave some love. We appreciate you joining us and I am sending you  big virtual hugs. Be safe & be kind.

The Ton
Olga
Vera <-- you are here
Brenda
Tae Eun
Anna

33 comments:

Mirella said...

These are really lovely, love the lilies and the balloons! Another fantastic release!

Dee Earnshaw said...

super cards - LOVE your Lillies card - beautifully colored

Laurie said...

Lillies are one of my favorites. Love that you did the gray background.

sharon g said...

Your lilies are just lovely. I love how you colored them.

Melissa Leftrick said...

Such gorgeous colors! Thank you for sharing such a pretty card!

Diana Gehrt said...

I really like the balloons! Simple but effective.

Karthikha said...

Gorgeous floral card with lovely colors! And the 8th birthday is super cool :)

Lisa Byers said...

I can see how you could get lost in this stamp, it's beautiful. You did a wonderful job watercoloring this image. It's breathtaking!!

Connie Johanns said...

Very nice coloring! they look like chalk.

nancy dempsey said...

Love the balloons. The Lily Fields stamp is amazing and your card is gorgeous!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous. Love that Lily Flelds set.

Mrsfish02 said...

These new florals are amazing. Love how you colored yours. I also am loving the confetti stuff. Especially the alphas. Great release!

MadeByMeghanK said...

These lilies are GORGEOUS! I LOVE the birthday card too! What FUN balloons!!!

Kailash said...

Such a pretty card with the floral image, love the balloons too!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Gorgeous Lily Fields card.

Jennifer C. said...

I love those balloons! They are so airy and festive. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards, Vera!

Ms. Tamp said...

Wanted to see the confetti stamps in use. I like the look of the balloons.

cghundley said...

Oh lovely colors
on the flowers
and love the
balloons.
Carla from Utah

Dana M said...

Beautiful and festive cards! Gorgeous colors, compositions and watercoloring.

Jean said...

Simply stunning! You rocked this release!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous color combo for the lilies, and I love the awesome balloons! Fabulous cards!

Helen said...

Stunning cards, Vera! Your lilies have such a soft, delicate look and the balloons are so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing! Stay safe!!

Isabel Z said...

I love your use of color!

Patti H. said...

The lilies are so beautiful! Lve all the colors you used & the softsimple coloring on your balloons is wonderful! I need that set!!

Jackie said...

Those lilies are beautiful, I love the colors you used on them and those balloons are wonderful!

Nora Noll said...

What STUNNING lilies!! I LOVE the coloring. Your balloon card is so fun too. Great design.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are awesome! Love the balloons with confetti!

AndreaH said...

Absolutely Stunning lillie card, the cours are amazing. The balloon card is just as special too. Xx

Lagene said...

Gorgeous creations, I especially love the beautiful lilies!

Teri S. said...

You are right Vera, the Lily Fields is a great stamp set & you've watercoloured it beautifully! Watercolour is my favourite medium. I can see how you've lose track of time with it. It's such a feminine looking card with the delicate shades of mauves & blues. I have to say the Confetti Balloons & the Confetti Alphabets are two of my faves from this incredible release. I really like the ways you just put dots of colour on the balloons in the shade you stamped the outline . Very different & unique & I really really like it. Thanks!

Annette Reed said...

These are so pretty! I love your lilies. They are colored beautifully. That balloon set is my favorite of the release. I really like what you've done with it.

Heather said...

Ooo . . . your lilies are sooooo gorgeous!! And that birthday card is so fun with these awesome balloons!

Valerija said...

Wonderful cards. Love them both!
Valerija xx

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