Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

My Fabulous Friend – Ton October Challenge

by | Oct 1, 2017 | Birthday, Blog, Challenge Entry, Colored Pencils, Happy Thoughts, Heat Embossing, Thanks, The Ton Stamps

Good day to you and welcome to another edition of Creative Bliss! It’s the 1st of the month and that means a new challenge over at The Ton Stamps! This is my last regular post as a design team member with The Ton, but I will still join them for special occasions and hops. In fact, there is something extra coming later this month that you can begin to preorder next week. Keep an eye out for the news!

This month we are taking our nods from a caffeine inspired October mood board. It worked for me as this is one of my favorite cards. I love to combine different stamps sets, die cut them and weave them around each other to create an arrangement. Only on paper though, this is not a talent I have with real flowers. I’m all about the 2D, no 3D for me, thanks – lol!

  • Stamp mini cluster floral images from The Ton Stamps onto Gina K Artist’s Choice #110 cardstock (perfect for pencils!).
  • Color the images. I used Prismacolor Premier colored pencils.
  • Die cut the images.
  • Copper heat emboss The Ton’s Minor Stripes and Hug in a Mug.
  • Pencil color the mug and die cut.
  • Die cut Concord & 9th’s Heartstring die into heavy white cardstock.
  • Adhere striped background to A2 folded card base.
  • Layer heart panel leaving area near heart free of adhesive.
  • Tuck in floral images under and over each other and edges, adhere.
  • Add Basic Banner and mug.
  • Add any remaining floral clusters to matching envelope. Adhere them well so they make it through the postal system or hand deliver.

You can find this card, and many others by the amazing design team over at The Ton Stamps Challenge Blog. Head on over to enter your own! 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

Supply List

Banners - Basic Coordinating Dies
[ TON ]
Banners - Basic
[ TON ]
Minor Stripes Cling Background – The Ton
[ TON ]
Christmas Mini Cluster Coordinating...
[ TON ]
Peony Mini Cluster Coordinating Die –...
[ TON ]
Peony Cluster Mini Set – The Ton
[ TON ]
Sunflower Cluster Mini Set – The Ton
[ TON ]
Sunflower Mini Cluster Coordinating...
[ TON ]
Floral Banner Mini Set – The Ton
[ TON ]
Floral Mini Banner Coordinating Die –...
[ TON ]
Anemone Cluster Mini Set – The Ton
[ TON ]
Anemone Mini Cluster Coordinating Die...
[ TON ]
Hug in a Mug – The Ton
[ TON ]
Hug in a Mug Coordinating Dies – The Ton
[ TON ]
Couture Color - Noir Dye
[ TON ]
Versamark Embossing Ink
[ TON | AMZUS | 3DC | ELH ]
Gina k Artist's Choice 110lb
[ GNK ]
Heartstrings Die
[ 3DC | C&9 | ELH | SSS ]
Ranger Embossing Powder, 0.5-Ounce...
[ AMZUS | ELH | SBC | SSS ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Quality Art Set - Premier...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
[ AMZUS ]
Prismacolor Premier Pencil Sharpener
[ AMZUS ]

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