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The Ton’s 2017 Anniversary Release Blog Hop: 3 technique cards

Laurel Beard Colorful Cards The Ton Stamps

Hi there! Today I am part of an amazing new release blog hop! I created three very colorful projects using several new stamps sets from the release.   The Ton has 26 new stamps for their 2017 Anniversary Release, which include three free gifts with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s inventive products, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now!  

Let’s take a look at my first card! I’ll be honest. I thought I messed this up! Big time! I watercolored the beautiful floral image from the Dahliah Close up stamp set with some watercolors (I used the MissionGold watercolors). This image is a breeze to color. I love the close up of the floral.

Laurel Beard Dahliah Close Up

After it dried complete, I added some glass slipper sequins and some little drops of Nuvo Drops. White Blizzard Glitter drop (has glitter in in) and Morning Dew Crystal drop (translucent). I took a step back and went, CRAP! I just gave this card chicken pox! But once it dried, I fell in love! The sentiment is from the Fresh Cut Poppies stamp set.

Laurel Beard Dahliah Close UpThe Ton Stamps

Next up – how about some macarons?  The Sweet Macarons stamp set is simply scrumptious.

Laurel Beard Sweet Macarons

I heat embossed the tower of Macarons in white and then applied a wash of watercolor (Color Burst). Finished it off with some more of those gorgeous Glass Slipper sequins and some twine.

Laurel Beard Sweet Macarons

And lastly, how about a rainbow of Morning Glories using the Morning Glory Border stamp?

Laurel Beard Morning Glory Border The Ton Stamps

The fun sentiment is from the City Girls: Special Day stamp set. I adore the whimsical feel of the sentiments from that set… To create the rainbow inking, I used distress inks and added some flicks of my favorite black texture spray.

Laurel Beard Morning Glory Border


Five gift certificates to The Ton’s shop: One $75, two $50 and two $25 gift certificates are up for grabs to those that leave comments on ALL the hop participant blogs.  You have until 1/16 to get your comments in! Winners will be announced on The Ton’s blog

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  1. Laura Buehler says:

    Love these cards! Chicken Pox??? Ruined??? Heck no! That card is the best one of the three! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Alicia Lutman says:

    You nailed the dahlia background card, Laurel…again!

  3. You were a busy bee, my friend!! I can’t even pick a favorite because all three cards are incredibly lovely!!

  4. Preety says:

    Beautiful cards 🙂 love the colors used. The macarons look so yum!! Thanks for sharing

  5. Valerie Breingan says:

    OMGOSH girl thefirst one is just so rich an stunning.Love the different mediums.Well done.

  6. Gorgeous cards, Laurel!!!

  7. Wow whay an amazing array of beautiful colors!

  8. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    Super pretty Laurel! Always love your use of COLOR.

  9. Nives K says:

    Beautiful cards.

  10. Theresa says:

    Love the macaron cake….

  11. The colors are so amazing!

  12. Lou Wittmer says:

    How fun! Great colors!

  13. Your rainbow of morning glories is glorious and the macaroon card is a stunner but the first card is my absolute favorite!! LOVE the background and the flower blows my mind! Absolutely spectacular! TFS!

  14. An amazing array of cards! Love the colours you’ve used and the stamps look wonderful.?

  15. Beautiful cards!! Love the morning glories border card!! Very beautiful!! The dahlia background is very beautiful!! That macroons card is my fav!

  16. love the white embossing and distress look!

  17. Wowza, Laurel! These beauties are divine!! I love them all!

  18. Elise Smith says:

    All of these are gorgeous!! The vibrant colors make me happy 🙂

  19. Oh my goodness!!! Beautiful cards and colouring!!! Love them!!!

  20. Such gorgeous watercoloring! Love your cards today!

  21. Heather P. says:

    Beautiful cards! I LOVE the colors you chose….so bright and happy!

  22. Beautiful cards! Love the emboss resist 🙂

  23. What lovely watercolored cards. Thanks

  24. I like the techniques you used on these wonderful cards.

  25. Laurie Schlichter says:

    Colors are gorgeous and thanks for the succinct list of supplies. I’m a sucker for rainbow colors and watercolor! Just beautiful!

  26. Lindsay w says:

    That dahlia card is beautiful!!

  27. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love the cards.
    the coloring is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  28. Love all the colors of your gorgeous cards! The last one is my favorite and love the ink blending. So pretty! Beautiful job.

  29. Sharon Roselli says:

    The morning glories are a great stamp I need to have it! I too love the sentiments from the city set.

  30. Tara Prince says:

    gorgeous cards!!

  31. Laura Watson says:


  32. Carla Hundley says:

    Beautiful watercoloring on
    all the cards and great designs.
    Carla from Utah

  33. Linda Carson says:

    Outstanding artwork! Each one is unique, creative and down right beautiful!

  34. Teri W says:

    All gorgeous cards

  35. Beautiful cards! Love them all! ❤

  36. Amazing color combos on your gorgeous cards! Love that fabulous Dahlia Close Up design!

  37. What gorgeous backgrounds!

  38. Teresa Godines says:

    Love your beautiful deep colors. Thanks for sharing

  39. shona16 says:

    Laurel ass always beautiful and bright cards. Love them all especially the morning glories. You are a true artist.

  40. Wonderful cards!

  41. Love all 3 backgrounds. The morning glory border stamp is gorgeouus.

  42. Michelle Varol says:

    What lovely cards…

  43. NatQuebec says:

    Wow beautiful colored cards !!

  44. well done Laurel those are really gorgeous watercolored cards, i esp love the last one with that wavy sentiment, perfect fopr a loved one or Valentine’s day

  45. Very colourful indeed Laurel, love all three of them!
    Cheryl Espie

  46. tycodmom says:

    Lovely collection

  47. June ramsamy says:

    Hi Laurel, your cards are just beautiful, love the soft colours.

  48. Gorgeous cards, love the watercoloring, so pretty and elegant!

  49. Susan Wareham says:

    Nice Cards love all the new florals stamps in this release.

  50. Robin H says:

    Oh my – love the florals!!

  51. Chris Handy says:

    Love your cards.

  52. Lesliediana says:

    Who doesn’t want a tower of macarons.

  53. So pretty, Laurel!

  54. Beautiful work with those new released products!

  55. Cynthia Cole says:

    Lovely watercolor cards!

  56. sharon says:

    beautiful watercoloring!

  57. pansy47 says:

    Very pretty colors on your cards!

  58. Miriam Prantner says:

    I’m in love with that floral background, so gorgeous!

  59. Love your gorgeous cards! The last one is so lovely. Rainbows always are my faves.

  60. Love all the gorgeous color! All three are fabulous!

  61. Cornelia (fun stamping) says:

    Such beautifully colored cards !

  62. amyrmccue says:

    No chicken pox, just beautiful!

  63. Lovely set of card, love the raimbow card.

  64. jlingraham says:

    YOu certainly use these beautiful colors well. Both cards are fabulous. THank you for the bit of snow for me here in Florida.

  65. Great cards, very creative. The flower is awesome. I hope I can make one close to it.

  66. Wow! All three are beautiful! Love the artistic look and unique color combos on the first and the last card!

  67. Samantha Johnson says:

    I love that you watercolored those images, stunning.

  68. Amy Cooley says:

    Your colors are so dreamy! Beautiful job showcasing these stamps!

  69. Shannon Myiow says:

    Love the use of water colors! Your cards turned out beautiful

  70. Love the Dahlia.

  71. I love the beautiful flowers!

  72. AL 3 cards are beautiful, as usual! The macaroon card reminds me of a princess party…what fun for young ones!

  73. Kathy BM says:

    Ha ha, love your description of over embellishing – I know that feeling! But you’re right, it has turned out to be a great card.

  74. All simply stunning Laurel, especially your Morning Glory card!

  75. Tania L says:

    Lovely cards!

  76. You make it look so easy. I especially love the rainbow card!

  77. Quite simply said the most stunning stamps and projects. Thank you for the inspiration

  78. Isabel Z says:

    Love, love, love your creations.

  79. Marlee S. says:

    Love your cards!! Your coloring is just fabulous!

  80. Beautiful card designs Laurel!

  81. Cassandra Love says:

    Those cards are breathtaking! You and the Dahlia stamp were meant to be. I love the glass slipper sequins!!!

  82. What a lovely batch of cards! I especially love the rainbow of morning glories!

  83. Great techniques cards!! I adore the pink one.

  84. Love the way you used such different techniques with the stamps! They are gorgeous! I must try this.

  85. Absolutely stunning cards! Amazing backgrounds.

  86. Love the cards, chicken pox and all.

  87. Amy Vitriani says:

    Laurel your cards are just stunning!!! Your watercoloring is just so beautiful. I am in love with this release. Thanks for the inspiration ?

  88. Three beautiful cards! I especially love the third one – rainbow colours are the best!

  89. SusanME says:

    All three of your cards are just beautiful!

  90. All cards are very pretty!Thank you for sharing.

  91. Betty Sue says:

    Laurel, these are beautiful!! I love the macaroons!!

  92. Attard Judie says:

    Amazing bright cards! Love the macaroons one!

  93. Meghan says:

    All of these cards are lovely, the background dahlia was the opposite of ruined! The macaroon birthday card was so pretty, especially with the contrasting pink colorburst to the dainty macaroons. And that distress inked floral card with the bright center for the sentiment was gorgeous!

  94. STUNNNNNNNNNNNNING! I LOVE your cards! The pink behind the macaroon tower makes me SO happy! Great job!

  95. Awesome cards! Love the colors.

  96. Love these cards.
    Very beautiful background.

  97. Your cards are so colorful and pretty! Love them 🙂

  98. Your cards are so beautiful! Love the colors you used on them!

  99. mariannebrinkley says:

    I make some of my best cards during craft-cidents! I love the color wash on your second card. I am going to have to try Color Burst someday.

  100. Linda F says:

    Great cards. The watercolouring is so pretty. Had a giggle about the chicken pox on the Dahlia card – definitely not poxy

  101. Barb A in AZ says:

    Beauiful, vibrant cards. Really love that reverse technique.

  102. Awesome backgrounds and coloring on your cards!

  103. Julia L. says:

    I really like your cards, they have an ethereal quality to them.

  104. Patt H. says:

    I love your “chicken pox” card & what you have created with the Morning Glory border is stunning!

  105. Such beauty and colors that show us many of the new The Ton releases!

  106. Oh so pretty Laurel Your have such a flair for color and design!

  107. Nancy R says:

    Three great cards, Laurel. You always lay down and blend multiple colors is such a pretty way. Love the platter of macaroons too!

  108. Earline says:

    Love the colors on your card lovely

  109. Your cards are gorgeous!!!!

  110. Rainbow happiness!

  111. Wow, loving all three of your cards. The rainbow card is my fav. Thanks for sharing.

  112. Vivian Foo says:

    Gorgeous vibrant colors!

  113. They are adorable all
    my fav is the one with rainbow colors
    soo adorable you made it…
    great post miss lady

  114. Amante del Papel says:

    super beautiful and adorable cards!

  115. These are breathtaking! My favorite is the Morning Glory border stamp with the rainbow Distress Inks. I really like the sentiment you used.

  116. Lisa A creations says:

    Nice watercoloring technique! Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

  117. Your cards are all amazing!

  118. Carey Nusbaum says:

    Truly beautiful cards! Chicken pox?! You made me chuckle! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  119. Jennifer K says:

    Fantastic cards, I love your Dahlia card, it is stunning!

  120. Nana711 says:

    Gorgeous cards and great techniques.

  121. Wow! These are amazing! Great techniques!

  122. Beautiful cards, very pretty. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win.

  123. Rikki Scott Morgan says:

    Wow, what stunning cards Eunji. Love them all thanks for sharing.

    1. Rikki Scott Morgan says:

      Sorry Laurel, your cards are stunning, Posted wrong artist.

  124. Marty Larson says:

    I really love your vibrant colors. I am so intrigued by the MissionGold watercolors. i had to laugh over your chicken pox comment. I love how the sequins add so much to the card. I ordered some. 🙂

  125. Tracie Pond (Creations For Kindness) says:

    Your creations are filled with beauty!!!

  126. Marcela I. Alvarez says:

    I like very much the watercolored background with the white design! love your work.

  127. Jackie P. says:

    These 3 cards are just stunning!! The colours are so rich and vibrant. Love them!! And that first one is far from ruined!!

  128. Laura Peddicord says:

    Your cards are all so different yet they are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your work.

  129. I’m enjoying the watercoloring on your cards!! I love the look it adds!

  130. Kate B says:

    Beautiful watercoloring! Love the cards!

  131. Beautiful stamps and such pretty watercolouring techniques Laurel. I love the all. x

  132. Your watercoloring is beautiful! I love how you colored the morning glory stamp outside of the box!

  133. Barbara says:

    wow, your use of color is great. It just works, I have tried and it looked muddy, yours just works beautifully! It gives me inspiration to keep trying. And the Ton release is fabulous

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