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The Ton Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop + Video and GIVEAWAY

HELLO!!! Welcome to the Ton’s Summer 2016 release blog hop! I am always thrilled to be a guest designer for anything that has to do with The Ton’s line! I think it is absolutely amazeballs! And the brilliance behind the line is a dear friend. Before I get on with today’s project and the giveaway, let me share with you all the links to all the designers on the hop just in case you get lost along the way!

You should have arrived to my blog by way of Mayline!  I have made a bunch of projects and videos with this release, but since this is a blog hop and there are lots of blogs and projects to see, I’ll be posting the rest of my creations over the next several weeks! I have two cards to share with you today! One of them has a video to go along with it so how about we start with that one…

My first card features one of my favorite sets from the release…  Vogue Skies!  I begged for a skyline stamp set and look at this gorgeous set she created! It far exceeded my expectations! I paired the skyline image from the set with some Faber Castell Gelatos and some glossy black sequins (I know, I used sequins, can you believe it?)

You can watch the video right here on my blog or over on my youtube channel in HD by clicking HERE! And if you haven’t already, I’d love it if you would subscribe to my channel to stay up to date on all my crafty videos! 🙂

And a few close ups of the card (I made this card to send to my parents once I move, sniff sniff):


Totally off topic, do you see the red blob underneath the word away??? Doesn’t it look like someone doing a fist bump in the air? See the legs, the body and the arm going up in the air? LOLOLOL! SO FIST BUMP TO THIS RELEASE!


Goodies used:

Onwards and upwards as they say! Let’s move on to my next project.  My next card features The Lucky Tulip stamp set. How GORGEOUS and detailed is this tulip image. Swoon….. I kept this card simple. I stamped the image with Versamark ink and heat set it with The Ton’s Rose Gold embossing powder (double swoon) and watercolored the image with my Mission Gold Watercolors.


I fussy cut out the tulip and popped it up with foam dimension onto a card panel I sprayed with some Brutus Monroe Liquid Elements in the color Guilded and some Picked Raspberry Distress Spray. I stamped the sentiment with Noir Black ink and voila, card is finished! Check out the sparkle of the Rose Gold embossing powder!


Goodies used:

That’s all I’ve got today! LOL! But wait! That’s not true! I did mention GIVEAWAY!!!! Be sure to hop on over to my friend Jess!!!!! I’m sure she has something amazing in store for you!


Four $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs. You have until the end of the day 6/18 to leave your comments.  The winners will be announced after! 

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  1. Awesome cards, Laurel! Fist bump!! 😉

  2. laurel, lovely card. I like how the gelatos work. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Janet Labadie says:

    Gorgeous? ! So colorful.

  4. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    Hey Chickie! Awesome cards!

  5. Love the skyline. The card is beautiful.

  6. Deepa Lakshman says:

    Love the gelato background and the gold embossing on the flower is beautiful.

  7. Dear Laurel, I love your sending hugs card. I imagine that will be used frequently. Your tulip card though floored me. Wow, it is so bold, and beautiful! I love your work!

  8. These are so beautiful!
    Oh, and that fistbump… pareidolia – where the mind perceives a specific image in a random pattern. There. Now you have some fun trivia for your new friends when you get settled into your new place. : )

  9. Dana Gong says:

    Love your watercoloring! just amazing!

  10. Great video Laurel! Your cards are both gorgeous!

  11. Cards are great! Love seeing a video on your process!

  12. Amy Cooley says:

    Two beautiful cards with such gorgeous color!

  13. WOW!! Absolutely magical backgrounds on both of these lovely cards!! LOVE Vogue Skies! TFS!

  14. Laurel, LOVE both cards! They are fantastic and beautiful.

  15. These are wonderfully done!

  16. Two pretty cards! Your videos are always so fun to watch and listen to.

  17. Leanne S says:

    Wow! Love them both.

  18. Elise Smith says:

    Beautiful cards! I love the vibrant colors on each one.

  19. Wow! Gorgeus cards!!!!

  20. Beautiful cards, love the gelatos and the watercolor tulip, so very pretty!

  21. Becca Yahrling says:

    Wow, your cards are both so boldly beautiful and elegant. Stunning works of art.

  22. Amazing backgrounds on both cards. The skyline card reminds me of a beautiful sunset. The coloring on this floral card is gorgeous.

  23. Carla Hundley says:

    Cute fist pump indeed!
    Love the watercoloring
    on both cards.
    Carla from Utah

  24. Angie Williams says:

    Beautiful cards! I love your work. Tfs and the chance to win.

  25. Sandy N. says:

    Gorgeous cards! You did a fab job on The Lucky Tulip card – WOW!

  26. Vicky H. says:

    Oh Laurel, your cards are so beautiful!!

  27. Teresa Godines says:

    Beautiful backgrounds on both of your cards. Thanks for the inspiration

  28. Laura Jane says:

    Brilliant night sky Laurel! And I love all the splatters behind the Lucky Tulip, so prettily colored too!

  29. Lee Higbee says:

    Oh, man, I love these cards! Thanks for shari

  30. Rowena M. says:

    Thanks for sharing your technique!!! Your cards are beautiful

  31. Jeanne Aitken says:

    Love that NY skyline and the gelatos!! That rose gold embossing powder is just gorgeous!!! Beautiful!

  32. Loved the technique with the gelatos….such an awesome idea on how to use them. And your second card made me swoon! That tulip image is just gorgeous!

  33. Teri W says:

    Love the colors

  34. Oliev says:

    Gorgeous cards!

  35. Awesome cards! The second one is amazzzzinng!!!

  36. Mom and wife says:

    Very pretty cards. Love your colours and every detial.

  37. christine canfield says:

    gorgeous coloring!

  38. Denise Bryant says:

    Fabulous cards with amazing colors! Love that gorgeous tulip!

  39. Love the cityscape. Great stamp set and your background is perfect for a 4th of July scene.

  40. Thanks for the video, love gelatos but never get the result I am hoping for, your video will help! Your floral card is amazing!

  41. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    What beautiful cards. Love the background with the city scene. The flower card is gorgeous.

  42. Jennifer K says:

    Both of your cards are stunning, I just love that Lucky Tulip stamp!

  43. Wow!! Your backgrounds are gorgeous!!

  44. Thank you for “pushing” for the skyline stamp. That has been a missing piece in my collection.

  45. Michelle says:

    I’m enchanted by floral stamps!!! Your work on the lucky tulip is beautiful.

  46. Marsha S. says:

    Wonderful cards and fabulous colors! Love the tulip card!

  47. Mary says:

    The watercolors on the skyline cards are gorgeous.

  48. Adore the new tulip! Massive image and beautifully done! Great video, thank you!

  49. Beautiful cards made! Loving the huge floral! Thanks for sharing!

  50. Ericka Strange says:

    Great cards and I love love the backgrounds especially the gelatos with the skyline. So pretty and fun.

  51. Beautiful cards!! The skyline card is awesome!! Love the second card!!
    Moxie Craftie

  52. Gorgeous cards Laurel! The cityscape is fantastic!

  53. The skyline card is absolutely beautiful! The stamp is great but with the bright Gelatos it becomes breathtaking. Thank you for sharing!

  54. Earline says:

    Love your tutorial on this card it really help me. Love all of your tutorials really thanks for all you do.

  55. Linda Carson says:

    I adore your tulip card! It’s quite stunning!

  56. I love these 2 totally different cards. I love that rose gold embossing powder also. That tulip is just gorgeous!

  57. mandalj says:

    Love the background of your first card, and the tulip is just fabulous!

  58. Donna says:

    You make everything look so easy. The gorgeous colorful sky looks great with the skyline. But, it is The Ton florals that suck me in every time. The tulip is just gorgeous!

  59. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW – WONDERFUL cards Laurel, FABULOUS photos too!!!
    LOVE your AWESOME sky & cityscape, ADORE your GLORIOUS tulip!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION 🙂

    1. TracyM #6773 says:

      PS – THANK YOU for sharing your calorie-free video too, I enjoyed watching you in action and your Mother will LOVE getting this card too. My parents live ever-so-far away, so I’m sending {{{HUGS}}} your way because I know how hard it can be. Thinking of you as you start your next adventure, I KNOW you will make it a WONDERFUL one 🙂

  60. Lindsay says:

    I love the bold colours behind the skyline and your soft pretty flower watercolour!

  61. Miriam Prantner says:

    Love that cityscape set on the first card and fantastic splatter and painting on the second!

  62. maureenchandler says:

    Great card – love seeing how gelatos work and need to get mine out and play!

  63. Your skyline card made me gasp with delight – such a stunning card!!

  64. I agree. Amazeballs! That skyline is incredible and love the watercolor background. And that flower card is stunning. Just beautiful.

  65. D. Wisnicki says:

    amazing colours! i’m so in love with the tulip! it’s a must have

  66. Sue D says:

    Wow–your cards are fabulous!

  67. Maggie B says:

    Hi Laurel ~ Love both of your cards for different reasons. Love the fun, artsy effect of the Gelatos in the first card, that I know your Mom will love and treasure. Your second card is elegant and stunning with your beautiful watercoloring and gold embossing. You always know how to add that extra touch with the spritzing and spraying (I always seem to make a stinkin’ mess!!). I’ll be praying for your strength as you start this new adventure in your life and just think…..you’ll have a free place to stay when you go on vacation to FL!! Love & HUGS ~ Maggie

  68. Your colouring skills are always incredible and I especially love your background behind the city, the colours are gorgeous!!

  69. Christy Q says:

    Wow, stunning backgrounds, Laurel! I love the gold splatters on your second card, such a delightful effect.

  70. Liz mcallister says:

    Your flower is so pretty! Pinning

  71. Roro designer says:

    Very lovely card. Thanks for sharing your video.

  72. Fabulous cards! I love the watercolored skyline, and that tulip is drop-dead gorgeous!

  73. Oh, what amazingly BEAUTIFUL cards – just awe-inspiring!!

  74. Shirley says:

    Great video and lovely cards. I really like watching your gelato videos, thank you!

  75. Judy Kilgore says:

    Love your style. Absolutely stunning cards!! Thank you!

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