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:
- The Ton
- Taheerah Atchia
- Mayline Jung
- Kymona Tracey
- Justine Hovey
- Brenda Noelke
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Lisa Harrolle
- Laura Sterckx
- Amy Tsuruta
- Olga Matyushevskaya
- Laurel Beard – YOU ARE HERE
- Anna Kutsenko
- Kay Miller
- Vera Yates
- Dana Gong
- Renee Day
- Ilina Crouse
- Tae Eun Yoo
- Amy Kolling
- Eunji Jung
- Janette Kausen
69 thoughts on “The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop”
the postcard on a black background is fascinating
Really pretty cards, Laurel.
Love what you’ve done with the stamp sets. Very different and yes I love the pearly glimmer.
Beautiful cards, especially the dahlias!
Lovely cards. The happy accident dahlia bouquet is my favourite. It looks amazing.
Very creative looks!
Love the pearlescents on the black cardstock! So pretty!
Gorgeous! Love the flower bouquet. The coloring with the Zig markers is so bright and beautiful.
You are so incredibly talented. Wow ❤️❤️
gorgeous cards Laurel!
I love how your work here. Beautiful coloring! This stamp is just lovely.
Beautiful cards! I especially love the watercolored Dahlia Bouquet!
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.
Beautiful florals and fabulous fish!
Dont we love happy accidents
Such sweet cards!
Your “accident” is stunning!
With beautiful stamps even the accidents are beautiful!!
Lovely cards! I love the addition of shine from the pearlescent paint and the foil.
The pearlescents DID turn out great, and I love that heritage rose.
These are all beautiful, Laurel! That black & pearlescent one is very cool!
I love ALL of your cards with this release! So so pretty! TFS!
Love all your different cards they are so unique.
All your cards are beautiful! The fish are so stunning, I love that one!
Hard to believe you only used 2 colors! And I love your happy accident!
Beautiful cards. And the ‘happy accident’ … my favorite!
Accidents Are part of creating!! I love all your cards!! Just Beautiful!!! Thaank you for sharing!!
All of the cards are lovely, but somehow I’m mostly drawn towards your happy accident one – maybe because it’s so unique! 🙂
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!!! 😉
Dahlia bouquet watercolor with colors is over-the-top fantastic. The black and white, not so much.
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?
Exactly! Some people just don’t have any taste, or manners for that matter.
such beautiful work – love it:)
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!
All your cards are beautiful. Each one is colorful and unique.
The pearly glimmer is beautiful. Lovely cards!
I love the pearl colors on the black cardstock, that’s an awesome happy accident! I bet it’s even prettier in person.
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.
So many gorgeous cards!!
Such pretty cards .
I’m loving this!!!!!
What gorgeous cards. I really like the Beta fish. Thanks so much for sharing…
Lovely accident! Very elegant
Fun techniques, great results!
The fighting fish are cool.
Beautiful creations! Each one is lovely 🙂
Fish and flowers are the rage aren’t they!?
Love your take on the new release! Thanks for sharing!
I love all the fish cards! I never thought I would want a fish stamp but this one…. Thank you for sharing.
All of your cards are very beautiful. The black card was so different, but just as stunning! Love them all….thank you for sharing.
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.
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.
Wow! Your cards are simply amazing!!! Fabulous colors!!!
your “accident” card is the best ever – just might have to try this “new” technique!!!
Beautiful cards, Laura! My favorite is the black & pearlescent white! A great accident!!
Such beautiful cards! The bettas are adorable! My favorite is the black with the pearlescent watercolor. It’s definitely a happy accident 😉
Oh wow!! The techniques you used on these cards is so cool!!!!
Beautiful cards and I love the bouquets and the shiny was is pretty too. Love these beta fish and their bright colors. Great job.
Simply gorgeous cards! thank you for the inspiration!
Love your happy accident! Thank you.
I love all your cards. They are all unique and beautiful. I happen to really like the black card.😀
Awesome cards! 🙂
Beautiful cards! I love seeing happy mistakes!
I love all of your cards, but I think my favorite is the Bettas 😍
You made a wonderful set of cards !!
Your cards are beautiful and I love the black background one!
Love all of that silver on the black cardstock!