Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

Janette Kausen

Creative Bliss

The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

by | Apr 4, 2018 | Blog, Colored Pencils, Copic, Giveaway, Happy Thoughts, Heat Embossing, The Ton Stamps

Florals are my weakness. I am such a sucker for them. Every. Single. Time. The Ton Stamps has a release my credit card sizzles, regardless of my spending status at the given moment. I need all the florals in my life. Badly. The Spring 2018 Release is no exception. There is even a Pop-Up Peony die! OMGosh, I have to have it!

Let the spending commence! All new release items are available now!

The Ton has 14 new stamps, coordinating dies and 5 standalone dies for their new Spring 2018 Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchases (GWP). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blog. New release products can be purchased now and all new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.

New Release Stamps

To view the complete list of products, including companion dies, head to The Ton Stamps!

Beautiful Bettas
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Large Florals Heritage Rose
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Coming Up Dahlias
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Large Dahlia 1
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Large Dahlia 2
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Large Dahlia 3
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Dahlia Bouquet
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Dahlia Garden Cling Background
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Wild Dahlias
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Peony Duo
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Toned Squares
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Blooming Peony Garden Cling Background
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Nesting Peonies
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Peony Laurel
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I created just one card today, but because I need all the flowers, I chose one image with several. I have a tendency to lean toward the same, predictable, bright color palettes. With this design I went with a more peachy/apricot…. turned out almost fall feel. It is important to me to stretch myself beyond the colors I reach for so often in an effort to grow my abilities. Brights would have been beautiful too, but I am sure enjoying the softness of this color scheme.

I’ve ramped up the contrast in this image to emphasize how I blend. Each petal’s color is built with a light hand, layers and with 3-4 shades of color.

Full supply list linked below.

I began by stamping Dahlia Bouquet in The Ton’s Caviar Hybrid ink with my Misti on Canson Mi-Teintes white paper. I left the stamp mounted in the Misti. I went on to color with Prismacolor Pencils using the darkest shades in the shadowed areas and blending out to lighter and whiter shades. Once finished, I restamped the image in the Misti to crisp up the black lines adding definition. I then Copic colored around the image with BG0000, a very light ink. Mi-Teintes is not the best for blending with Copics so I dribbled drops of Colorless Blender in the open spaces to add texture and blend further. I matted the image on Faded Brick cardstock and Rose Gold heat embossed a sentiment.  Lastly, I tossed on a few Glass Slipper sequins for the requisite sparkle.

Blog Hop

Giveaway: Three new release stamps 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 Friday, April 6 at 5pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!

xo, Janette

Project Supplies

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!

Dahlia Bouquet
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Glass Slippers Sequins - 10, 8, 6, 5,...
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Couture Color - Caviar Hybrid
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1. Rose Gold Embossing Powder – The Ton
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Versamark Embossing Ink
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Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
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Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored...
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Prismacolor Quality Art Set - Premier...
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Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils,...
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Prismacolor Colored Pencils Box of...
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Canson Mi-Teintes Tinted Paper white...
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Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Faded...
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Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Black Onyx
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COPIC Sketch Marker BG0000, Snow Green
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COPIC Various Ink Refill 0, Colorless...
[ ELH | AMZUS | SSS ]
MISTI - Original
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