Friday, November 6, 2015

Crystal Flurries from The Ton ( and win a $10 gift card for The Ton)

Hello there!
I am popping in for a quick share....these cards were made a while ago when I was part of The Ton Blog Hop. I have a  $10 gift card that is going to you--one of the commenters (details at the end of this post)! Today's projects were made with The Ton Stamp set "Crystal Flurries"
http://www.thetonstamps.com/collections/spotlight/products/crystal-flurries
 
My first card: "Let It Snow".
let it snow
I used Distress Inks (Broken China, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves). I purposely stamped the sentiment from the lightest shade of blue to the darkest. I love that snowy effect.

My 2nd card: "Walking in a Winter Wonderland".
 wallkinng in the winter wonderland
I silver-embossed the sentiment and stamped snowflakes with various inks. I used Pico Embellishers (white) for the dotted details. Love that stuff!
With the final touches such as sequins and thread, it came together easily. These snow flake stamps are amazing. The details and design are simply gorgeous! I see endless possibilities in this!

 You can shop at The Ton here.

And because you are AWESOME, I will pick a random comment (from this post only) to win a $10 Gift card to The Ton Shop. Please comment before Nov. 9, 12:01 am Eastern Time. Please mention what types of stamps that you like from The Ton Shop.


Hope you are having a great day. Dr. John's travel post is coming up next!
Thanks for stopping by!


65 comments:

LauraJane:) said...

So I was AHHHHing! over your card with pretty blue bow and pinned it. But was thinking, "how will I ever tie a bow like that and mail it?"... Then scrolled down and find an even prettier, mint green card with thread bow, your signature bow;) Love the TON snowflakes!

Charlene said...

OK Virginia, now you've done it.........I have to get this set! These are stunning!!!!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh these are gorgeous! Love the mix of colors!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful snowflake cards - love how they cascade from the top with the blues. i love these snowflakes but also their flower stamps.

Brenda said...

The colour combo on that first card is simply fabulous Virginia!

Karen King said...

Beautiful, elegant cards! Those snowflakes are fabulous.

conil said...

Wow! Both of these cards are truly beautiful. Perfect colors, embossing and embellishments. The sentiment on the first card is a brilliant ombre effect. Make me cold just to look at them.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are both so soft and pretty, I can almost feel the stillness of a snowfall! If I win I have one word for you: peonies!!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards! I have trouble blending. I end up with blender tool marks--like all the round circles. You did a great job. Love the color combos. TFS!

Babetta Lawrence said...

I love snowflakes (not the cold that comes with them, lol) but I love snowflakes and what you did with the ombre effect is absolutely stunning! This would
be the one for me!

Susie Locicero said...

I love the ability to color and the 3d effects of The Ton stamps. Breathtaking cards.

Susie Locicero said...

I love the ability to color and the 3d effects of The Ton stamps. Breathtaking cards.

Swimmom said...

Love these snowflakes! Beautiful cards!

Pat Pritchard said...

Beautiful card. Just received The Ton Holiday Bows stamp and dies for next years Christmas cards. I've been playing with them and really love the 3D effect.

Jill R. Buehrer-Mac Aughney said...

Thanks for the opportunity!! I'd have to say "Fresh cut Dahlias" or "Autumn Foliage" are what I like the most.

RobinPDX said...

I just got that very stamp set and can't wait to use it! thank you for such beautiful examples!! I love the variety of options with this stamp set--so many different snowflakes to make.

Justine Hovey said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I love the background on the first one and love the different look of each snowflake on the second one. Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win $10 at the Ton :) Love the stamps!

Shannon White said...

I have been drooling over the bow stamps and now I want these too!

Emma Rose said...

Gorgeous cards, really pretty colours.

Noreen Fontana said...

Oh Virginia, I love these! I just bought my first stamp sets from The Ton a few weeks ago. Peonies, of course, and the bow, of course, and one with lots of love sentiments. So, now it looks like I will be getting more! LOL Thanks for sharing your art.

ccheney said...

I really like the bow set. I have seen so many people make such beautiful cards with that set. I love the snowflake set also...anything Christmas...I am just getting ready to start my Christmas cards lol

Nora N. said...

How lovely!! I love the technique you used on both of these cards. They are so pretty!!

Kim S said...

Ton stamps are slowly becoming my favorite store!! I haven't gotten the snowflake ones yet, but they are on my wish list. Thanks for the opportunity!

pcm said...

gorgeous! The ton has such beautiful flowers! and now snowflakes? swoon!

ThePurplePlace said...

Love these cards and the blouses colors your used! I tend to love snowflakes stamps and have fallen in love with several stamps and dies from this store! :)

Lynnette Flagler said...

Those cards are gorgeous. Love love love the snowflakes

ldiggs said...

Your cards are always so beautiful, and these are no exception! Love them all!

Laurie in MN said...

The flower stamps always catch my attention. The new Ribbon staps were genious. Looking at the snowflake stamps, I would never had thought of the lovely card designs I have seen using those stamps.

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, love both of your cards!! Your blending looks fabulous with the snowflakes and love this new set from TON as well as their gorgeous florals!! Thanks for the chance to win- hugs!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love these cards! Great colors!

Lisa said...

Oh, how PRETTY!! Love them both Virginia, but the second is my fave!!

Terri said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors. Thank you for the chance to win.

RachelFromTheWa said...

Very pretty and I love the color combinations! The Crystal Flurries and Holiday Lyrics by TON are both wonderful!

Michele Slater said...

Beautiful cards! I love these snowflake stamps! Thank you for the chance to win and for all the inspiration on your blog!

Alma Ross said...

Love your cards. Those snow flurries are perfect!

Jeannine Kennedy Thames said...

I love your snowflake stamps and cards! They Rock!

Kristie Goulet said...

These are gorgeous cards, Virginia!
I love The Ton's bow stamps and the holly and flourish stamp set Catherine had designed for the SOA box.

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Beautiful, but warm Christmas Cards. I was putting off buying a snowflake stamp set as I haven't seen one yet that was entirely snowflakes. well....I have now. I enjoy clear stamps best, mostly florals, but since Christmas and Winter upon us, I'm liking the snowflakes too, can be used all winter long. And here in Nebraska, I can count 5 months of winter weather. Yucky. Cold. Good thing though...I stay in my craft studio and play.

Vikki Hein, southern Oregon said...

Oh, my these are so pretty! Your ink blending makes those snowflakes pop! Gonna try to imitate these soon.

Denise Bryant said...

gorgeous snowflake cards! I love The Ton's awesome floral stamps!

Samantha Coleman said...

I love some of the beautiful colors you chose. The cards came out amazing.

Melissa (Mel's Card Corner) said...

Awesome cards, Virginia!! I used the Holiday Lyrics set on a card I made last night. :) As for my favorite type of stamps from The Ton -- ALL OF THEM! LOL

WYHSbndmomX2 said...

Yes!! I LOVE the snowflake set. They came in the SOA box. I love the colors you used, too. I'm going to use shades of blue and another with shades of purple. Love all your cards!!

Laura Watson said...

Love the snowflakes and of course the bows!

Gracie said...

Oh WOW!!! I think these cards are absolutely stunning. The artwork in the stamp images are incredibly detailed, they look simple at first glance but when you see the projects they take your breath away! I really do need to buy them all!
Happy Stamping
Laurie Ann Grant

Pat Collins said...

I love ALL the Ton stamps! My favorites are the bows and these snowflakes. Love your cards!

Dawn Turley said...

WOW - awesome stamp set and your cards are simply stunning Virginia.

jbatik2000 said...

I love the flower layering stamps. Your cards are gorgeous. Thanks for the holiday inspiration.

Shirley Myles said...

I love both the snowflake cards but I think I like the second card slightly better with the variety of ink colours, thanks for the inspiration!!

Erin said...

Gorgeous! Thank you so much!

Асель Бапанова said...

I love your card!!!
All of the Ton Stamps are awesome especially "Crystal Flurries", Autumn Foliage, and all with Diamonds! Thanks for a chance to win!

Erin (CelticCrafter) said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!!!! Thank you so much for sharing, and for the opportunity to win! I absolutely love all of The Ton Stamps, but if I had to choose, I'd say any of the shoe stamp sets, crystal flurries, and of course the bows!! Haha! Beautiful cards, again!!!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Virginia, your card is so pretty and I have to try the blusey background because its so pretty! Love your site and your husband's!

Sandy said...

You always make such beautiful cards. I love the colors you used on your cards and the silver embossing makes it so classy. The Ton has such wonderful products. I love all their floral stamps, they are so beautiful.

Tammy J said...

O wow I Love the cards and the stamp set is awesome. I can't afford their stamps so waiting for someone to get tired of theirs.

Christine Kosmak said...

These cards are just gorgeous! I will have to try and go have a look at The Ton site and see how many of their stamps etc that end up swan diving onto my "never ever gonna end" wish list!! lol! I just need to win lotto so I can buy all of the things I want/need/must have etc!! Being on a carer's pension doesn't leave much to spend on supplies etc!! Thanks for the slim chance of winning a $10 gift to spend!

Tammy said...

The snowflakes are lovely. But I am waiting to purchase the christmas bow stamp. They look wonderful.

Jacquie Southas said...

The Ton snowflakes are fabulous - love your cards, Virginia. The snowflakes and Holiday Lyrics set are on my wish list.

Helen Gullett said...

Virginia, your snowflake card is beautiful! I love your technique :) Oh I have a long wish list from The Ton ;) My favorites are all the layering flower stamp sets they have! Thank You!

Else49 said...

Thank you Virginia for showing these lovely snowflakes. With winter coming you really do get in the 'mood' with them.

Barb Gallagher said...

I love the Ton stamps - they are a thinking stamper's kind of stamp. You have artistic stamps, often layered in color, that can be a gorgeous focal point or an all over dramatic background. It is easy to pick out Ton stamps when looking at multiple sets. Sometimes I like a stamp that is an easy complete picture but I reach for the Ton when I want to "play" like an artist and come up with my own unique design.

Jeanie said...

Love, love, LOVE the Ton stamps -- they are so unique and so detailed! I especially love the Holiday Lyrics stamp set; I've not seen another like it on the market. And I just bought the Holiday Bows -- can't wait to ink up that one!

Linda S. said...

Your cards for winter are truly beautiful. I especially like the first one with such soft colors. The snowflakes are gorgeous, and look so delicate.

Virginia Lu said...

Thanks, everyone, for your sweet comments. This giveaway is now CLOSED. I appreciate your positive feedback!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Love the Ton Fall Folliage!!