Friday, September 4, 2015

New Release From The Ton Stamps

Hello friends!!!
I am super excited to be part of The Ton Stamps Fall release blog hop! 
The Ton Stamps design team (Ruby, Jess, Mayline) and a few guests (including me) are in the hop. Here is the order:

                           Virginia Lu -->you are here

In this release, there are so many unique and gorgeous sets. It was hard to pick just one set to create with. But the Leaf set "Autumn Foliage" really caught my eye!
http://www.thetonstamps.com/products/autumn-foliage
I made not one, but two totally different looks with this stamp set. See the possibilities?

My first card was inspired by a photo that I found in an old issue of Martha Stewart magazine. I first stamped the layers for the leaves on a piece of white card stock.  
Happy Thanksgiving
 I then stamped an area and used more intense colors and used a small rectangle die. After popping it up with foam for added dimension, I inked up the edges with a darker shade of green


 I guess you can say this is the "Faux Spotlight Technique". I love the rich and vibrant colors from the foliage
 My 2nd card is more rustic and has a lot of details.
happy T. #1
With masking in the mid section, I loved stamping deep and dark colors on kraft card stock. It looked horrible at first. But with the white layered details (from white chalk ink), the details from the white inks really came through.  
I stamped the sentiment on a piece of ribbon. It is not as clear, but you can still make out the sentiment. I think this gives it a rustic look and it is perfect as a Thanksgiving card. I added dotty details with Liquid Pearl droplets. I decided to stitch on two little buttons that I had been hoarding. 

 My 3rd card is a colorful one with the clear stamp set "Large Peony". Isn't it gorgeous?
http://www.thetonstamps.com/products/large-peony-1
With the help of MISTI, I stamped the peonies in various colors of inks. I then colored the main image with Spectrum Noir color pencils. 
hey my bestie
I loved the sentiment is this set, too. To give this stamped design more interest, I added a folded strip of polka dot paper, sequins and gold Stickles.

GIVEAWAYS
  • Please leave a comment on all 8 stops to qualify for the giveaways. One random commenter/winner from each of the DT members and guest blogs will win one stamp set of their choice from the new release. One random commenter/winner will win three stamp sets of choice from the new release. 
  • Comment period will close on Sunday, September 6 @ 11:59pm (EST).
  • Winners of the giveaways will be announced on The Ton Blog on Tuesday, September 8
I hope that you enjoy this blog hop. Please check out The Ton Stamp and all the hop info here.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Maraiah Crystal Tapac said...

I seriously love peonies! I NEED them!!!

Marcie Sharp said...

Such fab cards Virginia! I just love your style. :)

SabineV said...

love the peonies! gorgeous cards!

Maaike Uijthoven said...

such beautiful work, thank you for sharing them with us

~amy~ said...

gorgeous virginia...love them all...especially the first one. That's awesome spotlighting.

CarlavdM said...

Your fall card looks just lovely with the white on it.

Judie said...

Wonderful cards, but the peony one is simply stunning!

Laura Hill said...

These are wonderfully creative cards. I especially like the first one, where the colors are bright, however you left lots of white space to show them off. It is clear that all the bloggers are really loving the Dahlia stamps in there different formats. You Dahlia card is really beautiful.

Kristie Goulet said...

These are so pretty, Virginia! LOVE them!

Susan Wareham said...

Great card ideas, Love seeing all the different ideas on using these stamps Thanks for sharing

Shan said...

Both of your cards are so pretty. Love that stamp set. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a beautiful and blessed weekend.
Hugs,
Shan

Aslín Santiago said...

I think I just got POSESSED by Fall Spirit!!! What a GORGEOUS stamp set...I want EVERYTHING!!!!!

jan metcalf said...

Enjoying the white outline on the leaves! Very detailed leaf set! Pretty cards!

Sarah Gray said...

This is an awesome release and your cards just make me want these stamps more!! Love the use of the layers on the first card, rustic touches to the second that the beautiful peony on the third - great designs, Virginia :)

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Virginia, I LOVE theses stamps. Your cards are so beautiful and I adore the fall colours you used on them. It really shows the stamps off. Good job!

Anna Izotova said...

Very beautiful cards!!!

Shelly said...

These are so pretty, Virginia!

pcelamaja said...

I just love flowers :)

Claudia Henderson said...

The leaves are great...but I really love the peony one. Great cards you made.

Tess Hackett said...

You are the reason I know about the Ton. I was excited when I saw you were on their blog hop because I love what you create with their stamps. I love all three cards, really love your coloring of the peony.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful cards! I am in love with those leaves!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Clever use of the two step stamp

Kathy S said...

Great us of craft and white over ink.

Lisa K said...

Your leaves are eye-catching! I love what you did to highlight them. The peony is beautiful.

Susan McFeggan said...

Beautiful cards...I think my favorite is your Thanksgiving card. I love fall!

Gloria Lee said...

Hi Virginia!
Your cards are so beautiful!
I love your colors!!!
Leaves make nice autumn mood.
Have a wonderful day!

Jacquie said...

You always select such beautiful color combinations! The leave cards are just gorgeous, and the peony card...stunning!

Noreen Fontana said...

Virginia, I don't think you can make a card that I don't absolutely fall in love with. As always, each and every one of these is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

alexandra s.m. said...

You've done wonders with these new stamps Virginia!
Love your cards!! Thank You~

Sabrina said...

Oh so beautiful and gorgeous!!! I am really loving these new stamp sets!!!

TaeEun said...

what a gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

Scrapthat said...

Just awesome cards! I ADORE that last flower card!! TFS Virginia :D
Dolly

Amy McCue said...

All your cards are lovely. I especially like the peony card. The colors are beautiful!

Annheidel said...

Cool way to use those leaves!

Michael Bakeler said...

Dear Virginia, what elegant cards. All three are so awesome but for some reason, I love the kraft card stock card with the white chalk details. Inspired! :-)

Mary Kay Werry said...

Your colors are amazing - beautiful cards.

Sherry Bahlmans said...

Virginia, love the craft card with the ink layering. Beautiful.

Chris said...

This release is just jaw-dropping. As are your cards!

Piali Biswas said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia!!!! I'm so loving this release of The Tons stamps!! I have list ready to preorder😊

Shirley said...

Wow awesome cards. Pick me to win

Yolanda Nixon said...

I'll have to try the faux spotlight technique. That's a great card

Diane Hoffman said...

Beautiful cards! Love the fall leaves. Thanks you!

Lilian said...

Gah love the flowers!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the spotlight on the first card and the pigment over dye on the second!

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!! I love the kraft and white pigment ink card! Beautiful work as always!! :)

Elizabeth L'Eplattenier said...

Beautiful cards - I love the technique.

Bonita Coons said...

You have sold me on the little leaves set, the cards you have created are fantastic.

NancyLynn said...

I keep forgetting
about using white ink...

Deborah Vasel said...

Two very beautiful, yet different uses with the leaves.
I don't know which I like better.

Lady Fair said...

Wow! Your cards are stunning.

BankerJoy said...

I love the cards

cm said...

Oh my goodness, Virginia...I am swooning over your gorgeous cards. Those leaves...stunning! Oh my! Talk about “tons” of gorgeous happening here! Your creativity showcases this new release (and new-to-me company) fabulously!
~c

Denise Bryant said...

Autumn Foliage and Large Peony... gorgeous designs and beautiful cards!

linda gagne said...

Love the peonies card, very pretty!

Erica Andersson said...

All the cards look great but the one with the peony? Oh, be still my heart! Gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Wonderful cards!love the seasonal leaves
upnurse at aol dot com

Sonya said...

Love both these stamp sets! Beautiful cards.

Donna Cala said...

Your cards are fantastic! Not surprisingly since you are such a great cardmaker, I am falling in love with all the stamp sets.

Janet Lamkin said...

Wow! Beautiful cards--love the leaves!

Becky Taylor said...

These are beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing them.

Gini Morris said...

love these cards especially the peomy thank you for showing different ways to use these stamps

Harriet said...

Three simply beautiful cards.

Jennifer Loftfield said...

Oooo...love the leaves, and the Thanksgiving card turned out so pretty. And the peonies...oh the peonies...

stampinfranni said...

Your cards are sooooo pretty. Love the images and the colors.

Joyce Erb said...

I love your cards! I especially like how you used the white on top for the Kraft card...gonna try that one

Vicki said...

I love the vibrant colors you used here! Beautiful!

Brandy Duncan said...

Love your cards. Especially the peonies. You have inspired me to create.

Brandi R said...

3 beautiful cards! Love the Kraft card the best....though....the colors on the other 2 and the design of the first..... Nope, can't really pick a favorite. I love them all ♥

KariL said...

What gorgeous cards. I love the colours you chose and the focal point you created on your leaf card. Love the white ink layered on the coloured ink adds such nice depth to the images. I love the peony card the cards are beautiful.

Penelope said...

That peony and those leaves are so awesome!

Amare said...

Those stamps are amazing! !

mattntami said...

I like the color choices for the Autumn Leaves card.

LADYLOVE said...

NICE COLORS

Annie C said...

These foliage stamps are gorgeous. Love the way you highlighted them!

Maike von maikreations said...

This is such a wonderful and creative way to use those stamps! ;o) Great release ;o)

cghundley said...

Fabulous work on your
cards! All are lovely.
Carla from Utah

Donna Hawkins said...

Very creative. Love these!

Jennifer Petty said...

So pretty love all the colors you used so pretty. Thank you for sharing with us.

Happy Dance said...

Great cards, Virginia!! I've got to say that this is a great release by The Ton. And your cards are fantastic. I love those leaves, but that Peony is really striking. Your cards are always incredible!!! No matter what, I'm pretty sure that their Polka Dot stamp will find its way into my shopping basket, lol! Have a great weekend! Bev

Teresa Cherka said...

I love the effect of the stamping on the craft stock paper.Beautiful!

vinita jain said...

Love your beautiful creations with lots of white space, a stylish and so much to see and learn always, love them both!

Mateja Povše said...

Beautiful. Love the focal point for both of them :)

Dotty Jo x said...

Totally gorgeous work, Jo x

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW, these are all so gorgeous, Virginia, you really rocked these new stamps!!!

justme81233 said...

What great cards. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing.

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

Gorgeous cards! Love that peony stamp!

cma21317 said...

FABULOUS I love all your cards. that faux technique I must try.

sunnee63 said...

clearly versatile sets! luv your designs!!

jeanietootoo said...

Beautiful ideas..........Love those leaves...it's a "Gotta Have" for me!

Sue Smith said...

I absolutely love the peonies card. However, the rustic leaf card using the white ink on top of the colored was fantastic too. Great job :) Thanks

Sue D said...

Fabulous Fall cards--my fave is the rustic one. Beautiful colors on the peonies card.

Lynnea Hollendonner said...

I just can't get enough of those leaves! They are so gorgeous!

Sue McRae said...

I love anything leafy and the leaves in the stamp set are amazing with all the layering possibilities.

Carolyn Burch said...

First, I LOVE the title of your blog :-) Second....I just got lost for about a half hour admiring your work here and on pinterest......and Yes, Virginia....I am your newest follower via bloglovin'

Unknown said...

Beautiful release! Love it all!

98Arizona said...

I love fall leaves and their colors. Nice work.

conil said...

WOW! Those fall leaves look fabulous on your gorgeous cards. I can almost feel the nip in the air. And that peony card...drooling, big time.

Papermoon Dreams said...

Love your style!! Awesome cards!!

Unknown said...

Would never have thought of stamping on a ribbon! Nice!

Pam said...

These are gorgeous!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the stamps you have used from the release!! Love the kraft card!! It's very very pretty!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

kiwigirl said...

Your cards are beautiful.

Sandra Johnston said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! I love all three cards but the 2nd leaf card with the white ink just grabbed my attention. I am very impressed with the fall release from The Ton and your lovely creations!

greenthumb said...

can't wait to use these stamps.

Izziebear said...

Love all of the beautiful colors on both the flowers and leaves!

Wilma said...

I love the leaves with the chalk veining in the middle. Also the cute buttons.!! Good job.

Bea Connor said...

Great cards!

auntbubbels said...

It's great to see you again Virginia, I love love your creations.

Roxy Timmons said...

Wow all of your cards are stunning Virginia. I so love the Tons layering stamps they r so perfectly layered. Thank you for sharing

Becca Cruger said...

I swear... stick a stamp in your hand and something gorgeous is going to come out. These cards are proof! Love the kraft with the autumn leaves. And that bright, bold, bloom is LOVELY!

fyk said...

Love all of the cards...esp the happy colors in the last one :)

Lyngo said...

Great cards . I love the leaves cards and the flower card is stunning.

Linda Stone said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love the fall leaves!

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Great cards! So bright and colorful! Really digging the white stamped over the color on the leaves!

Glorie said...

Such beautiful cards! Love the peony one.

JewellSparkle said...

You're right so many options, love what you created

Mamarazzi Scraps said...

LOVE those leaves!!!!

crazyfamily56 said...

The details from the stamped leaves are so awesome.

Becky Rohwer said...

Very pretty cards.

thetonstampsblog said...

Virginia, your cards as always are fabulous! Your use of color is just amazing and I am so happy and honored that you're guesting on our hop today!

Donna C said...

Love the fall colors and stamping technique on the thanksgiving cards.

Julia said...

Oh I love the Bestie card!

roxej said...

This is a great release.I also love the fall foliage set. Thanks for the inspiration.

LauraJane:) said...

I'm quit taken with that Leaf set! The coloring on the LG peony is so FRESH and Trendy!

Nancy Woolever said...

Cool techniques

Irene Grau said...

Great cards. Love those leaves!

Tammy L said...

Beautiful cards! I think the first one is my favorite. I just love the colors you used with the leaves!

Sonya said...

Your cards are amazing. Thanks for the inspiration. Making me rethink the peonies.

"glow" said...

sweet virginia! so gorgeous autumn fall leaves.. every one of your cards are gorgeous.. i loved the first card with all those gorgeous shades of greens there.. made it look like a forest and then the intense colors in the middle of the same stamps! wow.. thanks for a gr8 card share as always:)

Ruth said...

So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Gorman said...

I love these!!! Beautiful!

Justine Hovey said...

Wow I just love the thanksgiving card it is just beautiful!

pcm said...

i love that peony!

Mayline Jung said...

Hi Virginia, you made beautiful cards! :D Your second card is my favorite you used beautiful autumn colors and white! This color combo is awesome :D thank you for the inspiration

Craftychris said...

All of these are beautiful! The Kraft card one is my absolute favourite - the rustic feel is awesome! xxx

Ruth said...

The peony card is gorgeous.

Helen Holmes said...

I love, love, love your peony card and the colouring you have done! Super cards

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness Virginia, these are beautiful!! Love the colors on all of them. Marvelous stamping!

Myra Moore said...

Your first card is so simple but yet complex. Very inspiring!

unknown said...

Oh yes Virginia, I see the possibilities. I can't wait to play & create.

Martha M, Tiffin Ohio said...

Your cards are beautiful! Love how you used the white!!

Imaan Ramjan said...

Love these cards! Thanks for all the inspiration! =)

Sandy said...

Beautiful cards. I love peonies and I love your peony card. It is so delicate and love the colors.

Jona Moughty said...

Love the leaf cards - very beautiful. Love the colors too!

chocolateswirl said...

Gorgeous colors. Beautiful cards!

Fran said...

So beautiful. The leaf card is just stunning. Would love to win that set, for sure!

Pam Sparks said...

Gorgeous inspiration Virginia! TFS!

Melissa H. said...

Beautiful cards!

Dee Jay said...

Enjoyed both your projects. Those leaves are fantastic.

Kathleen said...

I am really liking the way you used the white on the leaves - absolutely gorgeous!

anna said...

Hello Virginia,

All I have to say is WOW and AMAZING!!!

Salima said...

Gorgeous card Virginia... absolutely stunning

Heather said...

All of these are so beautiful! I Love those leaves, they're just gorgeous!

Debbie Nutt said...

All the cards are vibrant, but the peonies are my favourite. The lines are so elegant, they stand out alone with the barest of treatments to them. Great job on all!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Beautiful cards! Fab colors, terrific pattern/layout and pretty design!

Kathy Dalgliesh said...

First card id my favorite, but like & need to try stamping on ribbon!

Mary Alice Varallo said...

Great colors and designs!

Charlene Piche said...

Beautiful cards, the autumn colours are so warm and inviting.

Charlene Piche said...

Beautiful cards, the autumn colours are so warm and inviting.

Sheryl Peavy said...

Enjoyed your cards.

Ellen Fisher said...

I especially like your "faux" technique - will definitely try that!

Mae Lapira said...

love how you used the stamp sets!

Connie said...

Thanks, Virginia! Love your cards, but the kraft leaves card set off by the white chalk really caught my eye.

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Fabulous cards! Love those layering stamp sets! Awesome release!

Tracy Lustick said...

The fruity colored peony is my favorite , so light and airy !

Jessica G. said...

Awesome cards!! Don't you just LOVE fall?!!

Veronica Bernal said...

I'm in love with both sets!!! So beautiful!!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Virginia!!!
LOVE your leaves, stamping and colour combos, ADORE your peonies and ELEGANT design!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION :)

Lisa Harrolle said...

Wow, your Thanksgiving cards are so beautiful, especially the first one with the spotlight technique. Seriously loving those new leaf stamps.

Tonya said...

Wow! Your cards are so pretty, the first one is especially so!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I really love your style. The cards were beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Deepti Stephens said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia, I need to try dark colors on Kraft card stock too.. I think it looks amazing <3

Ashley Copper said...

Love your rustic card! I think i am a sucker for anything rustic or country.<3

Bonnie said...

What an amazing set of cards. Love them.

loulou said...

Fab cards Virginia. I love those multiple step leaf stamps. They are fantastic.

Helen Gullett said...

Virginia, you Rock! The leaves are fantastic! I always admire your works :) Thank you for theinspirations!

Amante del Papel said...

you create a beautiful and amazing background, all yout cards are amazing!

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the fall foliage stamp set. Thanks for sharing

Megan said...

That peony card is so striking!

Kara Lynne said...

Each of your cards is gorgeous, Virginia! I love the vesatility of those leaves!! You make me want to see more of "The Ton" stamps!

Helen Arabia said...

I love the vibrant colors used in your first card.

Lucinde said...

Love the leave backgrounds! Great cards :)

Alaska .Kris said...

Awesome leaf projects!

Conny Hillgaard said...


thank you for a great tut. Also I love your fall Cards. Hugs from Denmark

Booshka said...

I love the bright colors of the cards. The first one is my favorite with its tropical flair.

Monica Maier said...

Love the cards, they are so pretty!!!

Elise Sosa said...

Beautiful cards! TFS!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love your cards, so beautiful with all the details. Thanks for sharing 2 very different card looks with the Autumn leaves set and your coloring on the peony is fabulous!

Crafty Time 4U said...

Beautiful cards as always! I love fall and everything that has to do with it! Have a lovely holiday weekend!

Diane said...

I love both cards! Great job. Thanks for the inspiration!

Donna Dacy said...

Your cards are beautiful. One has beautiful colors of leaves. I love love the one on Kraft card stock with the darker colors accented with the white..makes those leaves pop. Your design and techniques are so nice. TFS

Carol Lucas said...

Lovely cards! My favorite is the first thanksgiving card: it's beautiful!

Taunya Butler said...

Oh goodness gracious - these cards are each such a lovely showcase of your talents and the awesome Ton stamps you have used!! Way to go - each of these is so stunning!! So glad you were part of this hop - love and hugs to YOU!!!

ScrappyKsue said...

Love the colors. So pretty.

Tasha Freeman said...

Love your cards! The leaves on craft card stock are awesome!

Patty said...

Wow!! All of your cards are beautiful!!

Dana Joy said...

Virginia you have outdone yourself. These cards are so pretty. Love your choice of colors for each card. Beautiful.

janet said...

Your cards are just amazing! The Bestie card
is just STUNNING. So, so pretty and so happy
with color and joy. Thank you for sharing your
talents with us and for the inspiration. This
blog hop has been so fun!

Marlene Ashbeck said...

I would have never thought to do what you did to create that card....what a great idea and I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

I am so in love with that Autumn Foliage set and I love how you used it with the non traditional colors!

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