Janette Kausen

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The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 4

The Ton’s Fall 2017 Release – Day 4

Day 4 is the final day of new product reveal by The Ton Stamps for the Fall 2017 Release. I’ve created a cozy card combining multiple stamp sets with the Scenes: Fireplace backdrop and another blended card with City Girls: Winter Edition. Don’t think the fun stops here though. Tomorrow brings a spectacular blog hop with Tons of talent!

The Ton Stamps Fall 2017 Release is available now!

For The Ton’s Fall 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies and 6 new couture mixes! There are three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. You can find the details to this promotion here.

View the other talented design team member daily release posts by following the links at the bottom of this post!

Masking, masking, masking is what I have to say about this! Fortunately, that is easy to do by stamping the images onto full stick post paper or Eclipse masking paper and fussy cutting them. I like to store my masks with my stamp set for later use. (There are dies available that you can use to create a similar look by having multiple layers, but you will have a small border around each image)

1. Plan scene out by stamping elements onto scrap paper with no masks. I used Fireplace Holiday Accessories, City Girls: Snow Day, Fireplace Accessories and Scenes: Fireplace.

2. Stamp final images onto Neenah 110# solar white Classic Crest cardstock in The Ton’s Caviar Hybrid Couture Color ink. Stamp pine bough mantle piece in The Ton’s Everglade Moss ink. Use masks as necessary. Remember to stamp the image you want to appear to be in front FIRST and work toward the back.

3. Stamp the final backdrop scene in Memento London Fog, a grey tone, to give the appearance of depth

4. Color scene with Copic markers.

5. To create the stone look I used the tip to tip technique. I held a light-ish grey in my hand and touched the tip to a similarly valued brown tip. Say a C3 and an E53. Don’t get to hung up on the actual color numbers. So many Copics will give you the same look. It isn’t about using exactly what someone else used, but using what you have to create a similar look or feel. When you go to color on your paper the marker will drop the brown first and blend into the grey. It is super fun and gives great effects!

6. Stamp Christmas on the mantle in Versamark and emboss in Gold.

7. Trim card and mount to 4.5″ x 5.5″ folded heavyweight cardstock.

8. Adhere Deck the Halls Couture Color sequins to tree.

1. Stamp City GIrls: Winter Edition onto Bristol Smooth paper in Caviar Hybrid Couture Color ink.

2. Color with Copic markers and die cut.

3. Heat emboss gold sentiments onto thin black cardstock strips.

4. Using Mini Ink Blending tool, start at top and blend down to white with Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink.

5. Adhere sentiment strips to blended panel.

6. Pop Copic-ed girl with dimensional adhesive and apply over strips.

7. Adhere panel to A2 folded card base.

8. Adhere Deck the Halls Couture Color sequins.

If you missed or would like to revisit projects from days 1, 2, or 3 you may click their photos below to take you to them.

The Ton’s September Challenge is now live! We are working a fall mood board for this month and it’s a pumpkin spice lover’s dream! Head over to enjoy the design team and contestant entries. Better yet, join the fun for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop! *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.
Follow this link to see what I was inspired to create.

Blog Hop

For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period will close on Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

 Click through the links below to see what all The Ton and its talented designers have to share with you. Be sure to check back each day this week!

Thank you so much for hopping along today. I hope to see you again tomorrow for the mega hop!

xo, Janette

Remember to comment to have a chance to win some of the generous bounty The Ton Stamps is offering!

The Ton
Mayline
Eunji
Vera
Laura Jane
Jenny
Tae Eun
Brenda
Lisa
Janette <— You Are Here
Anna
Olga

24 New Stamp Designs, Coordinating Dies and 6 New Couture Mixes

Gifts with Purchases

There are three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until September 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders automatically (but will not be shown in your cart at checkout). There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs.

Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix
Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2x3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix)
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until October***

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Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Extended Supply List

Adhesive Glitter Paper - Glossy Fine...
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Everglade Moss Dye
[ TON ]
Better Crafts INK PAD MEMENTO DYE...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink...
[ AMZUS | 3DC | ELH | SSS ]
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Classic...
[ ELH ]
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110# Cover Solar...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive...
[ AMZUS ]
Judikins 15.2-Centimeter by 10-Meter...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Distress Mini Ink Blending...
[ AMZUS ]
Bulk Buy: Ranger Inks (2-Pack) Mini...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam 1 20/Pkg-For...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | 3DC | ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder, Gold
[ ELH | AMZUS | SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Bottle,...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Tombow Xtreme Tough Tabs, 48 Pieces...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SSS ]

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Ton July Challenge – Eat Macarons

Ton July Challenge – Eat Macarons

Today’s installment of cardmaking is a sweet one! Sugary sweetness for The Ton Stamps July Challenge inspiration. This month we are using a mood board. The inspiration graphic can be found just a few scrolls below. The card I created features Macarons that were released early this year and Summer Blooms that were just released last month. I love combining sets. It is a fabulous way to get more mileage from the sets you love. I’ve created a video tutorial, as well. Click here to watch it on Youtube or it is embedded in this post midway down.

I hope you join us and play along. You could win $50 to spend in The Ton Stamps shop!

  • Mask and white heat emboss Macarons across middle of card on Bristol Paper.
  • Mask and white heat emboss Summer Blooms above and below Macarons.
  • Watercolor with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
  • Stamp sentiment in The Ton Noir Couture Color ink.
  • Mat panel on gray A2 cardstock.
  • Adhere adhere matted panel to folded A2 cardbase.
  • Adhere Summer Soiree Couture Mix Sequins.

You can find this card as design team inspiration over at The Ton Stamps Challenge Blog. This month we are using a gorgeous Mood Board. Up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate to The Ton Stamps retail shop.

Come play along and see what all the fuss is about! And even if you choose not to enter, it is a great place to check out inspiration created with The Ton products by the design team and by all the entrants. View contestant entries or enter your own by clicking the blue froggy InLinkz button near the bottom of the post. You can also search Instagram and Facebook using #thetonchallenge!

Thanks to you for popping in and taking the time to read about my latest Creative Bliss!

xoxo, Janette

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D2BA Hello Sunshine

D2BA Hello Sunshine

Monday, Monday, Monday and a sizzling one at that here in the Central Valley of California. Welcome, I am so glad you’re visiting today.

I’m sharing over on the Dare 2B Artzy blog today what I am wishing for on these hot summer days… fresh lemonade, beautiful flowers and relaxing Adirondack style! Head on over to find the creative details here.

Thank you for popping in and keep cool my friends!

You can shop for D2BA goodies here!

Have you found your Creative Bliss today? Do, take time for you!

xxoo, Janette

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The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release – Day 2

The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release – Day 2

Hi hi, friends! I am back with Day 2 of The Ton’s Daily Release posts for the 2017 Summer Release. Today is all about layering stamps. Such awesome effects can be achieved with these. Don’t be intimidated by them. When you stamp on acetate over your image it is a clear trial run. You got this! We’ve got 3 more days of inspiration coming at you!

All new release items will be available in the shop on June 8th (Day 4).

For The Ton’s Summer 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies, 1 new couture mix and 6 new backdrop board designs! There are four new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders.

  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix
  • Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix) 
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix)

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***

DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS: For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.

DESIGN TEAM RELEASE GIVEAWAYS: There will be an additional 11 stamps up for grabs for commenters on The Ton’s Design Team Blogs. Just leave a comment on the DT blogs during the release days (days 1-4) for a chance to win a stamp set of choice.

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS (June 9): Three $25 gift certificates to The Ton’s shop 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. The comment period will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog. **Gift certificates can only be applied to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding categories.

The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.

View the other talented design team member daily release posts by following the links at the bottom of this post!

  • Use Faded Jeans and Candied Apple Distress inks to create background on Bristol paper. Keep at it until you like the result. These inks are super forgiving. It looks like a hot mess until its not!
  • Trim Distress panel to A2 and set aside to dry.
  • Die cut small circle in masking paper for moon. Keep both positive and negative piece.
  • Place negative mask (with open circle) on Bristol paper and Distress Ink with Scattered Straw. Dry.
  • Place positive circle over moon to protect and Distress Ink galaxy in Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves. Dry.
  • Use Copic white or white acrylic paint to splatter stars onto background. Set aside to dry.
  • Stamp Mountains in Iris Blooms, Plum Wine and Caviar inks.
  • Fussy or die cut and adhere to Distressed panel.
  • Trim slightly smaller than A2.
  • Stamp Basic Banner in Caviar Hybrid Ink, die cut and Copic color in C00, C2 and C4.
  • Pop up banner with dimensional adhesive and adhere to Mountains.
  • Mat panel in Silver Adhesive Glitter Paper and black cardstock.
  • Adhere to A2 folded card panel.
  • Adhere Summer Soiree Couture Mix sequins.

The Ton’s June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!

*Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

If you missed or would like to revisit projects from day 1, you may click on the photo below to take you there.

I’ve linked up the fabulous Ton Design Team below. They have created some amazing things. Don’t forget to leave comments to increase your odds of winning the giveaways!

Thank you so much for visiting my slice of Creative Bliss today!

xxoo, Janette

24 new stamp designs, coordinating dies, 1 new couture mix and 6 new backdrop board designs!

Gifts with Purchases

There are four new gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders.

  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix
  • Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix) 
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3x4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix)

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***

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Day 2

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D2BA Birthday Balloons

D2BA Birthday Balloons

Hi there, my friends! Today’s featured technique I’m sharing over on the D2BA blog is masking. So easy with simple shapes – and coloring with Zig markers makes this card a snap. I use full stick Post-It notes, normally in just the standard size. Leave 3 or so layers together, stamp your image onto them, and fussy cut the stack together….

Head on over to the Dare 2B Artzy blog here to find out how I created these Ziggy-fresh Birthday Balloons!

You can shop for D2BA goodies here!

Hope your week is filled with all the Creative Bliss you love!

xxoo, Janette

Shop

I’ll always do my best to link you to shops with products in stock. As you know, inventory levels are always fluctuating and therefor may not be available. Please use the retailer notification buttons to let them know you want more!

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D2BA Love is in the Air

D2BA Love is in the Air

 

Anyone else have an Easter candy hangover? Tell me I’m not alone, gah!

Today, I am sharing a card created with the D2BA Love is in the Air stamp set and Prismacolor colored pencils. I love the texture that pencils offer on a rough surface, paper with tooth. The most important step, for me, with colored pencils is dark and light. The shadows must be deep. The closer to black the better. And the lights must be bright, preferably white.

Head on over to the Dare 2B Artzy blog here to find out how I created this no-line colored pencil card.

You can shop for D2BA goodies here!

Thank you so much for popping in today. I enjoy sharing with you and it gives me all the feels when you enjoy it too!

xox, Janette

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