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**Video: Layered Waves – The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop

Layered Waves and a video! I don’t mind if I do! Welcome to The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release blog hop. You should have arrived to me by way of Tae Eun Yoo. The Ton has 24 new stamps for their new Summer 2017 Release, which includes up to four free gifts with purchases.  All products are available NOW!

When I saw the Waves stamp set from The Ton Stamps, I about fell off my chair! Well, I probably WOULD have fallen off my chair had I not been sitting on the floor! It’s brilliant, unique and a flat out a must have! For me, it’s just about all I needed to create a unique card set!

I first sat down, and started stamping with them the traditional way, in the three layer process. Then I thought, why not try and create a watercolored scene with it! So allow me to introduce to you “a wave caught in a storm” – 🙂 I made the one on the bottom first and then thought I’d try and recreate it on video!

You can watch the video right here on the blog or over on my youtube channel in HD by clicking HERE!

A close up of the watercolored waves made on video:

Now let’s take a look at the other cards I made stamping the layered waves the traditional way, stamping each layer one by one. I used distress inks for this but added a bit of texture to that third layer.

For the third layer, I stamped it with GESSO! I did this because it really gives that layer some texture and dimension and brings that final layer to life! I simply brushed on some white gesso with a paint brush, stamped and let it dry! I immediately cleaned off my stamp and brush by running it under warm water, not allowing time for the gesso to dry on my stamp. See the texture on that third layer?  Down there towards the bottom?  Nom Nom….. I am loving that.

And a look at all the cards I created using the Waves stamp. I really couldn’t put this stamp down. My parents are here visiting and my mom went thru all of my cards and took all of my wave cards (except for the Father’s Day one because that’s for my Daddy). The sentiments used on the cards are from the Penned Sentiments stamp set.

The next person on the hop is Mayline Jung!


Three $25 gift certificates to The Ton’s shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To quality, just leave comments on all blog hop participants posts by Monday, June 12th. Winners will be announced on The Ton’s blog. (Gift certificates will apply only to The Ton stamps, dies, ink and gilding.

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  1. This,is,so gorgeous. I thought I could save myself some money, but I need this stamp!

  2. June K says:

    Beautiful. Thanks for the video

  3. Super pretty!

  4. Sue LD says:

    wow–your wave cards are awesome!

  5. nurse6b says:

    I love this wave stamp and love how you made the stormy wave!!

  6. Beautiful those waves look so real! I may need this one too!

  7. Ok, now I know I must have this stamp. Too beautiful.

  8. tsurutadesigns1 says:

    Oh boy, you rocked those waves.

  9. Stacy White says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous and I love it! Running directly over to the ton and making a purchase!

  10. Lindar C says:

    I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your water color waves!! I am so glad this stamp set is easy to line up. Mine is on its way to me and I will definitely give this technique a try. Thanks for the video!

  11. I must have this wave stamp set! Your cards show it off beautifully x

  12. How absolutely beautiful! Who woulda thunk that a wave stamp could be so gorgeous… The Ton and you, Laurel!

  13. dpglasser says:

    These are so beautiful! They look like paintings!

  14. Wow! Wow! Wow! Awesome cards!!!

  15. Jennifer K says:

    I love this stamp and the cards you created are amazing!!! I love the different techniques that you showed us in the video for this stamp. I think the foiling looked totally amazing and the Gesso did as well, both are such brilliant ideas.

  16. lindsay w says:

    This stamp is crazy! Love how life-like the waves seem

  17. Susan Wareham says:

    Your right It is very cool so a unique stamp set. Great cards!

  18. Your designs are so inspiring. What beautiful interpretations with this amazing stamp. Must have!!

  19. thanks for the video on the wave.
    It is a powerful stamp and will
    make fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing.

  20. Ann D. says:

    I love how you have used the wave stamps!

  21. Rikki Scott-Morgan says:

    Wow Laurel these cards are stunning, I love how you used this stamp so inspiring. Thanks for sharing

  22. Maggie B says:

    Hi Laurel ~ This card and stamp set are absolutely amaze-balls!! I’ve never seen anything like this wonderful layering set from Efie and I love that you’ve taken it a step (or 2) further and added Gesso and foil to give it a more textured look. Thanks for taking us out of our creative boxes….this is a must have! ~HUGS~

  23. Carla Hundley says:

    How beautiful these wave
    cards are! Love the texture
    of the Gesso.
    Carla from Utah

  24. donna mikasa says:

    Wave-a-licious! Such beautiful cards, Laurel!

  25. Deb Hudson says:

    I gasped when I first saw this card it is so beautiful! Thank you so much for the video. I could do that!

  26. Becca Yahrling says:

    Awesome set of cards. 🙂

  27. What a fabulous set — especially that terrific stormy wave!! I have bookmarked this to come back and watch the video when I have the stamp. Thanks for the fab inspiration!!

  28. Janis says:

    Simply gorgeous!

  29. Constance Hildebrand says:

    The crashing wave stamp is unique and quite beautiful. Thanks.

  30. tinstar05 says:

    WOW those wave cards are fabulous, love how you made one that looks like it’s so real I could touch it.

  31. I love this technique and card! Thanks for the video.

  32. Sandy N. says:

    Great interpretations of the waves.

  33. María Alba Negrón says:

    Fantastic Card!!!

  34. I love that stamp set & I love all of your fabulous cards! No two cards were alike because of the variations you used. I can’t buy this just yet….and I hope it doesn’t run out because I plan on buying it very soon!

  35. lynnlouisehall says:

    Love the wave….

  36. Karen P says:

    Thanks for sharing the video with th wave stamp set. I. Really like what you did with the distress inks and the water.

  37. vickidavis557 says:

    Loved your video! So informative. Another way to look at this stamp with the technique you demonstrated. Thank you!

  38. wonderful stamp set, and your work with it is just sublime!

  39. Lorraine Buttner says:

    Extraordinary card! Stunning! BRILLIANT! (Can you tell how much I LOVE THIS CARD!) I knew I wanted this stamp as soon as I saw the reveal, but now I really can’t wait for it to arrive in the post so I can give this technique a try. Thank you so, so much for sharing.

  40. The wave stamp just blew me out of the water! *hahaha pun intended

  41. Maria Elena Castilla says:

    Wow, your father’s cards are like the perfect storm, your blending and coloring are stunning!

  42. Sharon O says:

    OMG, this is gorgeous! I love all the effects you got from experimenting! Great ideas, thanks!

  43. Mary-Anne V. says:

    Wow look at these fabulous cards…amazing wave stamp.

  44. Unique and Beautiful cards!!!! Wonderful stamp!!!!!!!!!!
    Paper Hugs,

  45. Tracy A says:

    I have to get the Wave set. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for the video.

  46. Meghan P. says:

    Love this beautiful set of cards! Love the layered ocean set and how beautiful looks in a watercolor style! Thanks so much for sharing!

  47. Stanlee Runner says:

    Gorgeous cards. Love this release.

  48. jlingraham says:

    Waves of beauty!!

  49. Gorgeous, very summery!

  50. creativeunblock says:

    Oh my, these cards are so pretty! I think I feel the salt spray! What a clever layering stamp, and I love all the different techniques used.

  51. Theresa N says:

    love the waves…..

  52. Glenda says:

    Those waves leave the perfect place for a sentiment. I really love the different ways the waves can look! Thanks for teaching us…

  53. i live in the desert now and your misty wave made me miss a stormy day on the shore. Very Creative.

  54. Excellent! Fantastic video and your “storm wave” — WOW just WOW!

  55. Dee Earnshaw says:

    OMG love your video – so many possibilities and I am so inspired to create my own amazing wave:)

  56. Gail O. says:

    Totally love thes wave cards! Gorgeous. Can’t wait to try the stamp set.

  57. Watched your video this morning on your wave cards loved it can’t wait to play with mine.

  58. Gorgeous cards! This Layered Waves set is amazing! I love your idea of adding gesso. Love the texture it adds! This set would be perfect for me to create some cards to send to my brother, as he loves the ocean. Can’t wait to get this set!

  59. Bonnie Johnson says:

    What beautiful cards you created with that stamp set. I love the way you used the gesso and the foiling technique. I need to get this set.

  60. Diane Maki says:

    Who knew a wave could be so awesome? Thanks for your takes on the stamp.

  61. Alice Haley says:

    Vibrant and exciting!

  62. I am totally in love with your waves cards! I am dying to get my hands on this set along with the eagle and mountains! TFS!

  63. Nancy R says:

    Beautiful use of that gorgeous wave stamp, Laurel. Thanks for the helpful video too!

  64. Enna says:

    Surf’s up! I love what you did with this set! Can’t wait to play with it.

  65. Anita Falcone says:

    I love these waves , they look like waves.

  66. Beautiful cards. This is a cool stamp.

  67. I ran off in such a hurry after seeing the wave, I cant remember if I left a comment! You made me buy it instantly! 🙂 So GOOD!!

  68. lisascreativeniche says:

    I love the use of these waves and how each sentiment changes the feel of the image!

  69. Lorna C says:

    Simply stunning, the watercolour gives such an atmosphere to the card, love it!

  70. SabineVDK says:

    Gorgeous!!!! I love the techniques. thank you for showing!

  71. Diane Napolitano says:

    The way you colored the wave and used the stamp set with different techniques is awesome. Thanks for sharing. The cards are beautiful!

  72. Penny Whitlock says:

    I love layered stamps. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Have a blessed day!

  73. omg!! These are gorgeous! So cool how many different looks you gave them all… loving these new “background” sets that steal the show…

  74. Cynthia Cole says:

    Your cards are awesome!

  75. kdunbrook says:

    love these and thanks so very much, for showing us other applications for the stamp set!
    happy stamping,

  76. Donna says:

    Love your beautiful cards, so many layers! Thanks for sharing your talents!

  77. Good2bT says:

    Love the drama of your waves!

  78. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    ooooooo! ahhhhhh! L U V what you did with the watercoloring!!!!!

  79. Shanna says:

    Love the cards!

  80. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Love your beautiful cards.

  81. Your xards are so gourgous .love them all so unique waves.

  82. Patt H. says:

    So beautiful!!

  83. Laurie says:

    Your watercolor waves are fantastic! Love this!

  84. Gorgeous waves. Love the colors you used. So pretty!

  85. mjmarmo says:

    Just lovely!

  86. Girl – your hot big mess as you call it is unbelievable. I saw that card and just had to watch the video. That is freakin’ gorgeous!!! LOVE this stamp set, may just have to go get that one and recreate your card. BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for the great video too. 🙂

  87. maxine dumser says:

    Amazing !!!!love your ♥️

  88. NatQuebec says:

    They are all beautiful in their was. 😊

  89. Stamping jan says:

    Late viewing but this is fantastic stamp. I just ordered it and another via your blog.
    Love your videos and the delightful sense of humor… thanks

  90. Marsha Chapman says:

    Did anyone have difficulty getting the Wave stamp to accept ink well?

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