Jill Taylor

Jill Taylor
Jill Taylor

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Congratulations card with The Ton

Hello there my crafty friends!  I realize this post comes a little behind schedule, but we all know, "life happens" right?  Well... I broke my foot, that's what happened.  A little water on the tile floor and down I go!   But I'm thanking God, because it could have been much worse.  So I finally get to sit down and share this card I made (before I broke my foot) that is a bit different for me, but I really like how it came out.  I used primarily products from The Ton (which I dearly love), and no hand coloring.  Amazing, I know!  If you know anything about me, it's that I love to color.  But the stamps were so fun to use together, that coloring something on it would have detracted from the main elements of the card.
The products I used from The Ton are:  Toned Squares, Vogue Skies, and Pyrotechnics.  I started off by stamping the Toned Squares in 3 inks from The Ton.  I used the Amethyst Minis set (Soft Amethyst and Iris Blooms) and Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid Inks.  Using my Stamp Platform, I stamped all three layers of the stamp twice (vertically next to each other) in order to cover my A2 sized card panel.  It was the first time using this layered stamp for me, and I did mis-stamp my first set of stamping on the left side of the card panel, but as I planned to cover up the base of the card and have the large fireworks stamp at the top, I didn't think it would be noticeable.  Next I stamped 2 images of the Vogue Skies building skyline in Versafine Onyx Black Ink.  I still think there is no equal to this to when you want a really black, crisp image.  I quickly heat set it with my heat tool to avoid smudging.  I die cut the 1st piece out, then did some partial die cutting for the second image (that would leave a segment of plain white cardstock at the bottom for me to apply the silver Glitter Adhesive Paper from The Ton, to look like the light reflecting off water, and a place to mount the first image onto).  The building images are longer than the width of my paper, so I staggered the placement of them to avoid them looking identical.  I also added the image of the Ferris Wheel behind the first image, as a way of balancing the card front with the two big fireworks in the sky.  Next, after seeing where the buildings would be on my card base, I then stamped the 2 fireworks images in Versamark ink.  It was difficult deciding on the embossing powders as I wanted them to sparkle and my supply of sparkly embossing powder is limited.  I decided on a pinkish-gold embossing powder from WOW! called Turkish Nights for the smaller image.  The larger fireworks image was more difficult.  I didn't have any embossing powder that was purple, but I did have red, blue and a previous hand-made mixture that was light pink.  I mixed them together to achieve a color fairly similar to what was on my card (DIY at its finest!).  These embossing powders were Ranger's Blue Tinsel and Stampendous! Red Tinsel.  Not sure what was in the pink mixture I used.  The larger fireworks also had a second stamp of just dots that I decided to use my Metallic Silver Sparkle from WOW! on (hard to see on the photos, but does look pretty cool in real life). I decided to mount the Vogue Skies buildings about 3/4 of an inch up from the bottom of my card base, to leave room for the sentiment.  I adhered the stamped building panel with the water and Ferris Wheel onto my card base, then applied some Scotch 3M foam tape to the back of the other building panel, to give it dimension in front of "the water." 

I then stamped a banner image from Simon Says Stamp in the Soft Amethyst Dye ink from The Ton, followed with the "congratulations" sentiment from an Altenew stamp set I had in Violet Fringe Dye ink from The Ton.  I trimmed the banner piece to fit at the base of my card.  Last of course, I adhered this to my card base and I was done!  
I hope you enjoyed my somewhat different card!  I also hadn't made a card using The Ton's products in a while.  If you'd like to see more of my card creations, I post all of my cards on Instagram, as jktaylor911.  Unfortunately I don't have the time to do a write-up on every card I make.  Besides my DT cards, I pick and choose which ones I think would be most interesting, either product-wise or technique-wise. 

Thank you for visiting my little crafty space.  I hope you check back again to see what I'm up to.
Until then, I wish you many blessings and happy crafting!

Jill

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