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The Ton | Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop

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Happy Release Day for The Ton Stamps! Doesn’t this release just blow you away?! If you’ve been hopping through the line up, you just came from Stephanie‘s blog.

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I am so excited to be a part of today’s blog hop and sharing two watercolor cards with some of the new releases! For my first card, I watercolored the beautiful Always Cherry Blossoms stamp set. It comes with a larger twig with all the cherry blossoms flower on it and some loose flowers as well. So I wanted to create a soft, serene look with some of the flowers falling down.

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I stamped the flowers in Toffee Versafine Ink with my MISTI stamping tool, and then watercolored the whole card. When all is dry, I die cut out my watercolor piece with a rectangle stitched panel, and heat embossed the sentiment from the Graceful Rose set in gold.

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For my next card, I feature the new stamp set Graceful Rose. I really loved this large rose and how easy it was to color it! This time I decided to heat emboss the rose in gold on watercolor paper and then paint it with my Gansai Tambi Watercolors. I used a variety of yellow, pinks, and purples to create all the colors in the rose. To add just a little more dramatic effect to the coloring, I also used a dark magenta color pencil to create just a tiny bit more shading. I fussy cut the rose out.

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For the background, I created streaks of watercolor, and heat embossed the sentiment from the Always Cherry Blossoms set in gold. I also added a bow in twine, and created an elevated rectangular panel by adding a double stitched die cut to my background piece and adhering some craft foam beneath it.

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The first card exudes grace and serenity, while this second one oozes sheer beauty and grandeur! What an outstanding release. Your next stop on the hop is Kymona!

Blog Hop Giveaway Details

Four $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs! So be sure to leave comments on all blogs to increase your chances to win. The comment period will close on Saturday, June 18 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter.

If a little lost in the hop, this will help you out.

Cheers,

keeway

 

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  • Janet Labadie
    June 16, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Gorgeous!

  • ~amy~
    June 16, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Such beautiful cards! Love them!

  • Deepa Lakshman
    June 16, 2016 at 5:26 am

    I love the flower embossed in gold. Your coloring on it is gorgeous.

  • Manda
    June 16, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Wow! You’ve really showed off the new stamps perfectly!

  • Michael Bakeler
    June 16, 2016 at 6:12 am

    I really love what you have done with these awesome stamps. The Cherry Blossom stamp card made my heart skip a beat!

  • Dana Gong
    June 16, 2016 at 6:22 am

    So beautiful cards! Your watercoloring is gorgeous!!

  • D.Ann C
    June 16, 2016 at 6:26 am

    What a beautiful pair of cards! I like how you took your twine under the leaf.

  • Kim Faucher
    June 16, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Both cards are amazing! Love the coloring!!

  • Karen B.
    June 16, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Ok. Wow. These are just gorgeous!

  • Helen Gullett
    June 16, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Keeway, your cards are beautiful and elegant with the watercoloring. Love them!

  • Indy
    June 16, 2016 at 7:38 am

    What wonderfully watercolored cards! Fabulously done!

  • Leanne S
    June 16, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Wow! Gorgeous cards.

  • Elise Smith
    June 16, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Your first card is a stunning piece of art! The background is so soft and pretty. I also love how you used a variety of colors to paint the rose on your second card.

  • Nicki
    June 16, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Your cards are stunning and I particularly like the sentiments you chose.

  • Arianna Barbara
    June 16, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Wow! Gorgeus cards!!!!

  • Melissa Friedrich
    June 16, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Beautiful cards, soft and pretty cherry blossoms and the gorgeously grand watercolored rose!

  • Tessy Moon
    June 16, 2016 at 8:58 am

    That rose is so perfectly lovely in every way!!!! I adore how you painted it!!!

  • Becca Yahrling
    June 16, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Your cards are so elegantly beautiful.

  • conil
    June 16, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Two absolutely stunning watercolored cards. You have such extraordinary coloring skills. Gorgeousness.

  • Carla Hundley
    June 16, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Beautiful cards, but
    I love the second one!
    So pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  • Angie Williams
    June 16, 2016 at 9:34 am

    So beautiful! Love the colors. Tfs and the chance to win”

  • Sandy N.
    June 16, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Both cards are stunning – love your water coloring techniques.

  • Nikki Anderberg
    June 16, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Absolutely beautiful cards!

  • Laura Jane
    June 16, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Your water coloring is admirable Keeway! I love how the Graceful Rose is fussy cut and seemingly tied on with the twine. and the subtle rainbow BG adds interest.

  • Lee Higbee
    June 16, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I love your cards. Beautiful!

  • Lee Higbee
    June 16, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Beautiful cards!

  • Teresa Godines
    June 16, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Beautiful coloring of the images. Thank you for the inspiration

  • Rowena
    June 16, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Beautiful cards as always Keeway!!!

  • Christy Velasquez
    June 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Both cards are beautiful and the watercoloring is just gorgeous! Love the idea of stamping the image in another color ink besides black as it gives such a soft look to the watercoloring. Love!

  • Oliev
    June 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Beautiful cards!

  • Jeanne Aitken
    June 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Wow! The rose is just beautiful. The watercolor is just beyond gorgeous. TON is killing me with this release.

  • Judie
    June 16, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Gorgeous delicate colours! Simply beautiful!

  • Christine Canfield
    June 16, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    LOVE that watercolored background!!

  • Vicki
    June 16, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Beautiful!

  • Denise Bryant
    June 16, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Love your beautiful floral cards! Amazing coloring! The cherry blossoms are one of my favorites from this fantastic release!

  • Mom and wife
    June 16, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Very lovely cards. Love your colours

  • Patty Beers
    June 16, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    The coloring on the flowers is beautiful.

  • Marianne B in AZ
    June 16, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Yes. The stamps are very pretty, but there would be no grace and serenity or beauty and grandeur without your amazing talent! Your cards are just gorgeous!

  • Janet D.
    June 16, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Your cards are gorgeous!! So beautiful!

  • Gilda (McStamper)
    June 16, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Beautiful.

  • jennifer k
    June 16, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Gorgeous watercoloring, your cards are stunning!

  • Dana W
    June 16, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I love your tulip card, just stunning!!

  • Marsha S.
    June 16, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Gorgeous cards! Fabulous coloring!

  • Deidra
    June 16, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    You have such fabulous watercolor skills – a balance between soft\delicate and vivid\bold!

  • mary
    June 16, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    the first card is so perfect! I love it.

  • Lydine Arriola
    June 16, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Oh my! Absolutely beautiful cards made Keeway! I love it! You’re coloring is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Ericka Strange
    June 16, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Beautiful cards. Love the cherry blossom. gorgeous.

  • Berina Febin
    June 16, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Beautiful cards!! The cherry blossom stamp is definitely one of my favorites in this release!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

  • Earline
    June 16, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Once again stunning cards. Just stunning.

  • Linda Carson
    June 16, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Wow! Both cards are jaw-dropping gorgeous!!

  • Cynthia Johnson
    June 17, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I absolutely love these cards. The colors are so pretty and so different. The first card is so soft and pretty and the second has those gorgeous bands of color! Great cards and a fantastic release, as usual.

  • Donna
    June 17, 2016 at 4:10 am

    Your cards are so beautifully colored. The shading and streaks of color are just gorgeous!

  • TracyM #6773
    June 17, 2016 at 5:01 am

    ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS cards Keeway!!!
    LOVE your cherry blossoms and rose, such ELEGANT designs, such BEAUTIFUL colours, such DELIGHTFUL sentiments too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION 🙂

  • Wendie
    June 17, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Stunning creations, Keeway! Those cherry blossoms! I need that set! 🙂

  • Lindsay
    June 17, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Beautiful cherry blossoms!!! I just love the new stamps!

  • Miriam Prantner
    June 17, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Fantastic watercoloring on these! Love the background on the second one, but that first one is just stunning! Gorgeous composition and movement!

  • Taunya Butler
    June 17, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    What graceful and amazing and beautiful and super impressive cards!! Love them!

  • Kim Klinkovsky-My Kraft Kloset
    June 17, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Just stunning. Love the softness, colors, and detail. Very pretty.

  • Sue D
    June 17, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Beautiful colors on your cards.

  • Maggie B
    June 17, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    Hi Keeway ~ Your cards are truly both lovely and your description of them fits them both to a tee. I especially love the graceful elegance of the Always Cherry Blossoms card. Simply stunning. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Shona Chambers
    June 17, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    Those blossoms are so beautiful and love how you coloured the rose and background, its divine!!

  • Christy Q
    June 18, 2016 at 5:57 am

    Lovely, soft and elegant cards!!! The last card is my favorite as I love the streaked background you added.

  • Liz mcallister
    June 18, 2016 at 6:09 am

    These flowers are so,beautiful!

  • Roro designer
    June 18, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Love your card. Pretty and elegent

  • Andrea Shell
    June 18, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Oh, my, your cards are gorgeous! You do such a fabulous job watercoloring!

  • Kathy Schweinfurth
    June 18, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Oh, what amazingly BEAUTIFUL cards – simply awe-inspiring!!

  • Chrissie
    June 19, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Wow! Your cards are beautiful, I love them both but the cherry blossom is my favorite as it looks so delicate, thank you for sharing your ideas ☺

  • Judy Kilgore
    June 19, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Such beautiful water coloring on your cards! Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! Thank you!

  • Leigh Penner
    June 27, 2016 at 11:59 am

    These are beautiful!