Hey friends! It’s Laura here and I am thrilled to be back with two cards and one video in honor of the Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop from The Ton. It’s so nice that this celebration happens to be planned today because I just finished my exams and that means my Summer Break has officially kicked off! Effie – the owner of The Ton couldn’t have picked a better date to organise this blog hop. Ha! 🙂
Here is a full list of all the hoppers who are participating in this blog hop!
- The Ton
- Vera Yates
- Amy Tsuruta
- Emily Midgett
- Lisa Harrolle
- Eunji Jung
- Laura Sterckx ==> YOU ARE HERE 🙂
- Mayline Jung
- Laurel Beard
- Jessica Frost Ballas
- Ruby Naz
- Stephanie Klauck
- Keeway Tsao
- Kymona Tracey
- Michelle Short
In today’s blog post I will be sharing one card with a video and an extra card without a video. For my first project, I used the brand new Sundae Bar stamp set. I mixed some ink colors together to create a soft ice cream background that matches my signature style.
I wanted to keep the design clean and simple by creating a background with the Sundae Bar stamp set. I paired up a couple of inks from The Ton. What I like about this stamp set is that these sundaes and popsicles are so easy to customize with the sprinkles stamps.
After finishing my background, I die cut a circle to create a sequin shaker. As usual, I created a pocket with the Fuse tool from We R Memory Keepers and I filled it up with a mix of sequins from The Ton. I spent quite a long time on mixing and matching sequins. I picked out colors that matched with the inks.
Every time I make a card for a blog hop for The Ton, I reach out to the Love and a Dog stamp set. It’s one of my favorite stamp sets. And every time I use that dog, I color him with a Copic N0 marker and there Colorless Blender. And every time I color that dog, I have to add the flower crown. Ha! 🙂 I just can’t resist it. I simply can’t use the dog without giving it a flower headband. Finally, I adhered a couple of sequins and I added a bit of Glossy Accents here and there.
For my second card, I used the Darling Flamingos stamp set from The Ton. A while ago, I asked Effie if she could design a flamingo layering stamp set and voila! She has outdone herself. It’s one of the most beautiful layering stamp sets I have ever seen and I was beyond excited to add it to my collection.
I really wanted to highlight the flamingo on this card so I stamped a few hearts behind it. Did you notice that the colors match the patterned paper perfectly? 😉 Don’t ask me how long I spent on finding the perfect combo. After all of the stamping and building my card up, I had to stamp a sentiment. I thought an all-pink sentiment would be too bright. So instead I stamped part of the sentiment in black and I heat embossed the other part of it with Florida Sunset embossing powder from WOW.
Since this is a blog hop to celebrate the June 2016 Release from The Ton, I have a great giveaway to share with you! Four $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs. Comments must be left by Saturday, June 18 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced shortly after. Good luck! 🙂
Like I mentioned before, this is a fun blog hop filled with lots of inspiration and giveaways. Your next stop on the hop is Mayline Jung. A full list of hoppers can be found at the beginning of my post. Happy hopping!
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