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The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Ton Stamps Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop. I have 4 cards to share with you today, each using a different and simple technique.

The Ton has 14 new stamps, coordinating dies and 5 standalone dies for their new Spring 2018 Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchases (GWP). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. New release products can be purchased now and all new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.

First up is the duo of cards using the Dahlia Bouquet stamp set.

For my first card, I watercolored in the traditional way, using just two colors of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for the florals.

This second card was a happy accident. I thought I could watercolor on black cardstock using the metallic gansai watercolors. So I carefully watercolored each area in pink, green, etc….. LOL! When it dried – yea – all pearlescent white! But that’s ok!!!! LOOK HOW GORGEOUS.

I actually love this organic look… AND SO SHINY!!!!!


Next up is the Heritage Rose stamp set. What a large BEAUTIFUL rose…. And  VERY EASY layering stamps to layer!

To add a little extra, I took a Deco Foil Adhesive pen and scribbled in some adhesive here and there. Some following the lines of the rose, some not…. Then I pressed some Radiant Red Deco Foil into it and voila….. I did the same with the leaves, using turquoise foil. OHHH! And the “HELLO” is from the General Bold Word Plates die and I lined it with this amazing Ribbed Glitter paper… Self adhesive people….. Comes in a variety of colors. I’ll be showcasing that more later on.


And lastly, Beautiful Bettas! How unique is this stamp set. I kept this card so simple just so you can see these gorgeous fish and all the detail.

Isn’t this so cool???? Also another layering set very easy to layer.



Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post as well. You’ve got until April 6th at 5PM to get those comments in.  Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

Blog Hop Order:

  1. The Ton
  2. Taheerah Atchia
  3. Mayline Jung
  4. Kymona Tracey
  5. Justine Hovey
  6. Brenda Noelke
  7. Svitlana Shayevich
  8. Lisa Harrolle
  9. Laura Sterckx
  10. Amy Tsuruta
  11. Olga Matyushevskaya
  12. Laurel Beard – YOU ARE HERE
  13. Anna Kutsenko
  14. Kay Miller
  15. Vera Yates
  16. Dana Gong
  17. Renee Day
  18. LauraJane
  19. Ilina Crouse
  20. Tae Eun Yoo
  21. Amy Kolling
  22. Eunji Jung
  23. Janette Kausen

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  1. the postcard on a black background is fascinating

  2. Patti Bailey says:

    Really pretty cards, Laurel.

  3. Lisa Ainscough says:

    Love what you’ve done with the stamp sets. Very different and yes I love the pearly glimmer.

  4. Sharon O says:

    Beautiful cards, especially the dahlias!

  5. Linda F says:

    Lovely cards. The happy accident dahlia bouquet is my favourite. It looks amazing.

  6. jan metcalf says:

    Very creative looks!

  7. joy meadows says:

    Love the pearlescents on the black cardstock! So pretty!

  8. Lisa K says:

    Gorgeous! Love the flower bouquet. The coloring with the Zig markers is so bright and beautiful.

  9. Pam Sertich says:

    You are so incredibly talented. Wow ❤️❤️

  10. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    gorgeous cards Laurel!

  11. I love how your work here. Beautiful coloring! This stamp is just lovely.

  12. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful cards! I especially love the watercolored Dahlia Bouquet!

  13. Marcia L Rollins says:

    The dahlia bouquet “accident” just took my breath away! The others are very lovely but I can’t get over how stunning the ethereal look of the Dahlias is.

  14. Sue D says:

    Beautiful florals and fabulous fish!

  15. Jennifer Sikes says:

    Dont we love happy accidents

  16. Cynthia Cole says:

    Such sweet cards!

  17. Lindar C says:

    Your “accident” is stunning!

  18. nurse6b says:

    With beautiful stamps even the accidents are beautiful!!

  19. Dana M says:

    Lovely cards! I love the addition of shine from the pearlescent paint and the foil.

  20. Terri (Blindstamper) says:

    The pearlescents DID turn out great, and I love that heritage rose.

  21. These are all beautiful, Laurel! That black & pearlescent one is very cool!

  22. Kristin McCann says:

    I love ALL of your cards with this release! So so pretty! TFS!

  23. Love all your different cards they are so unique.

  24. Elaine Cook says:

    All your cards are beautiful! The fish are so stunning, I love that one!

  25. Laura Casselman says:

    Hard to believe you only used 2 colors! And I love your happy accident!

  26. becab33324 says:

    Beautiful cards. And the ‘happy accident’ … my favorite!

  27. Rema DeLeeuw says:

    Beautiful cards!

  28. Accidents Are part of creating!! I love all your cards!! Just Beautiful!!! Thaank you for sharing!!

  29. All of the cards are lovely, but somehow I’m mostly drawn towards your happy accident one – maybe because it’s so unique! 🙂

  30. Tara Prince says:

    Gorgeous cards!!

  31. FOUR CARDS FOR US!!!! SOMEONE had FUN doing these! LOL SUPER JOB!!!! Your first floral card is LOVELY done the “traditional” way. Your second card, looks almost like the chalk board technique with shimmer! 😉 Your third card is GREAT with the foiling! Such a SUPER IDEA!!! 😉 AND your fourth card does show us just how BEAUTIFUL these Betta Fish are! LOVE the layering of colors with these! SUPER WORK, Laurel!!! 😉

  32. Cindy E. says:

    Dahlia bouquet watercolor with colors is over-the-top fantastic. The black and white, not so much.

    1. Justine says:

      The second part of your comment was so unnecessary. Even if a card is not to your taste, why not just say nothing instead of putting others artwork down?

      1. Laurel Beard says:

        Exactly! Some people just don’t have any taste, or manners for that matter.

  33. Dee Earnshaw says:

    such beautiful work – love it:)

  34. Susan O'Halloran says:

    A quartet of lovely cards! I am in love with both of the dahlia bouquet cards — so different from each other and yet so beautiful. Happy to read that you used Zig markers for the colorful bouquet — they are my go-to markers for coloring. Can’t wait to try them out with this stamp! Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. cyndi morris says:

    All your cards are beautiful. Each one is colorful and unique.

  36. Monica Donaldson says:

    The pearly glimmer is beautiful. Lovely cards!

  37. Tommie says:

    I love the pearl colors on the black cardstock, that’s an awesome happy accident! I bet it’s even prettier in person.

  38. Sue Smith says:

    Oh my GOSH !! you have been busy 🙂 The bouquet is absolutely beautiful with the soft coloring, however, the same bouquet on black card stock is fabulous. I love it. All your cards are beautiful.

  39. Cheryl Rigney says:

    So many gorgeous cards!!

  40. Iris M Soscia says:

    Such pretty cards .

  41. I’m loving this!!!!!

  42. Jeanne Beam says:

    What gorgeous cards. I really like the Beta fish. Thanks so much for sharing…

  43. Michelle says:

    Lovely accident! Very elegant

  44. Jen K says:

    Fun techniques, great results!

  45. The fighting fish are cool.

  46. Beautiful creations! Each one is lovely 🙂

  47. Kris Reeves says:

    Fish and flowers are the rage aren’t they!?

  48. Saniyah says:

    Love your take on the new release! Thanks for sharing!

  49. I love all the fish cards! I never thought I would want a fish stamp but this one…. Thank you for sharing.

  50. All of your cards are very beautiful. The black card was so different, but just as stunning! Love them all….thank you for sharing.

  51. Teri S. says:

    Self adhesive glitter paper? Sign me up! I love anything watercoloured & your dahlias are just lovely. Your happy accident card has an almost ghostly affect & is very cool. Your rose is outstanding! The detail in that stamp is something else! The foil just gives it that bit of kick. Beautiful. And the Betta fish. The more I see that set used in this blog hop, the more I want it. The Ton is new to me & I am so impressed with what I’m seeing in this release.

  52. Stanlee Runner says:

    Gorgeous cards, I love seeing the same stamp used by different designers, you each give me a unique look and make me think out side the box. Thanks for the inspiration.

  53. Wow! Your cards are simply amazing!!! Fabulous colors!!!

  54. Betty says:

    your “accident” card is the best ever – just might have to try this “new” technique!!!

  55. Patt H. says:

    Beautiful cards, Laura! My favorite is the black & pearlescent white! A great accident!!

  56. Such beautiful cards! The bettas are adorable! My favorite is the black with the pearlescent watercolor. It’s definitely a happy accident 😉

  57. Oh wow!! The techniques you used on these cards is so cool!!!!

  58. Beautiful cards and I love the bouquets and the shiny was is pretty too. Love these beta fish and their bright colors. Great job.

  59. mjmarmo says:

    Simply gorgeous cards! thank you for the inspiration!

  60. Stephanie Stratton says:

    Love your happy accident! Thank you.

  61. Donna Goggin says:

    I love all your cards. They are all unique and beautiful. I happen to really like the black card.😀

  62. Kelsey Thomas says:

    Awesome cards! 🙂

  63. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful cards! I love seeing happy mistakes!

  64. Connie Hinkle says:

    I love all of your cards, but I think my favorite is the Bettas 😍

  65. You made a wonderful set of cards !!

  66. Joy G says:

    Your cards are beautiful and I love the black background one!

  67. lisascreativeniche says:

    Love all of that silver on the black cardstock!

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