There is always something new and exciting to discover when you have the time to "surf" the web and read through the various blogs out there on card making. I've seen many new stamp lines that I never knew existed before. One of them is THE TON STAMPS. I saw this card on their blog and thought it was just beautiful; the combination of the stamp design, watercoloring technique and new embossing powder color was a "wow" factor for me. I just had to try it.
I tried to follow the technique outlined in the blog as close as I could. I used the same colors in the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens, and the "Rose Gold" embossing powder from ONE TON. The die-cut sentiment is a Suzanne Cannon die for Elizabeth Craft Designs.
Before I send you to the original blog posting which was the inspiration for this card, I want to tell you what changes I made:
The top panel (6" x6" trimmed to 5.5" x 4.25") was adhered to a piece of brass MirriCard card stock (5.75" x 4.5"). The base card (5" x 6.5") is in cream colored pre-cut card. (The stamp is larger than an A2 size, so there will be some slight trimming of the edges.)
The card edges were lightly embossed, but I decided I wouldn't do it again and wiped as much of it off as I could; I didn't see the necessity of it. I may change my mind at another time. I might consider using a copper metallic pen along the edge of the decorated panel, but only on the edge and not to be seen on the top surface.
Instead of using Rose Gold Washi Tape around the edge of a smaller card size as the frame, I decided to use the copper MirriCard card stock instead.
The sentiment die was used on the same Copper Mirricard card stock and black card stock to be used as a shadow.
Next time, I think I would use more than one color of red for the poinsettias and berries.
Rather than stamping and embossing the sentiment, I used a die cut.
The Ton Stamps: Holiday Border Cling Background Stamp; Rose Gold Embossing Powder
Elizabeth Craft Designs: "Believe" Die by Suzanne Cannon 1049
IMAGINE Crafts' VersaMark ink by Tsukineko
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Watercolor Pens: Scarlet Red; Persian Green; Dark Brown; Dark Grey
Ninja watercolor brush
Zig Wink of Stella Brush Pen in Clear
110# White Card Stock (decorated panel)
MirriCard Card Stock 12 Point in Copper
Black 65# Card Stock
Ranger Glossy Accents with needle-nose fine tip for die cut adhesive
Pre-cut card (6.5" x 5") in cream color
This is the blog posting by Jenny Lee Yamasaki for ONE TON STAMPS that inspired me:
Here is the link to THE TON STAMP blog posting:
It's here that you'll see the step-by-step how-to for Jenny's card. The stamp, "Holiday Border Background" Cling Stamp is foam-mounted red rubber.
This was a fun "first" try at this card design. I hope you'll give it a try as well.
As always, thank you for stopping by.