Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop for The Ton! We are celebrating the anniversary of The Ton with a special release and a very special blog hop.I am so glad you stopped by to spend some time with me – if you came from Emily’s blog, you are on the right track! If you are just starting with me, no worries – you can still hop along with us and make a full circle.

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I prepared two projects to share with you today, along with a step-by-step video tutorial. Both cards were made using the stamp stamp set called Fresh Cut Roses with couple of brand-new stamps. I also used masking technique to create both cards and you can see how these two cards look by using the same stamp set and technique. Check out the fun video tutorial below to see how I created these two cards.

First card was done with some simple watercoloring and masking. I love how easy it is to create a rose bouquet with this Fresh Cut Roses stamp set. The layers line up easy allowing you to create beautifully layered roses.


For this card above, I used some of Distress Inks and blended the colors with a watercolor brush. You can use any water-based inks or markers you have to create this look. I used Distress Watercolor Cardstock for this project – the paper does not handle well too much water so I made sure not to add too much water to blend colors. If you want to work with many color layers and a lot of water, make sure to use a different watercolor paper.


Second card is something that has a completely different look – but I really love how it turned out! This card uses the same Fresh Cut Roses stamp set as a focal point, along with the Haute Wedding Dress stamp set. I wanted to use the dress in a different way than it was intended. Something fashionable and something bold. So I decided to use the roses as a part of the dress pattern. Wedding dress becomes a spring dress! What do you think?


I used couple of Altenew’s crisp ink pads to layer the beautiful rose images. Blue is my favorite color so I decided to use them for the roses. Using the same masking technique, I covered the outside of the dress image and stamped the rose layers. Very easy to do!

For the sentiment, I used the greeting from the Timeless Iconic Sentiment stamp set. This set is full of cool sentiments and go really well with the rest of The Ton’s stamp line. I simply stamped the greeting with Versamark on a black cardstock and heat set it with Bright White embossing powder from WOW.


So there you have it! Two completely different cards using the same stamp set and technique. Did you enjoy the cards and the video tutorial? I sure hope you did. Don’t forget to check out the full supplies list, giveaway details, and a full blog hop list. Next up in the blog hop is a great watercolor artist, Mayline Jung. Thanks for stopping by!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, or AMZ for Amazon. All the products were personally purchased, otherwise noted. Enjoy shopping and happy creating!


Win awesome giveaway prizes! The Ton is giving away FOUR $10 gift certificates and ONE $25 gift certificate. Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments left on all the blogs. Giveaway closes on WEDNESDAY 1/20/16, 11:59pm (EST) so make sure to leave comments for each blog on this hop. Good luck!


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  1. Beautiful cards! Love the soft colors. The wedding dress used as a spring dress is wonderful. Love the elegant lines of this dress.

  2. Wow!! These are gorgeous cards! Love the floral twist on the not-wedding dress and the soft watercoloring on your first card.

  3. Both cards are so great! I love the watercolor technique on the first one! I also like the shape of the sentiment flag on the second one. Nice change from the usual pointed banner!

  4. Beautiful cards! The first is so soft and ethereal, and the dress just *pops* on the second! Love the blue flowers!

  5. Love, love, love both gorgeous cards! Love the water color card – that’s unique. And the spring dress is lovely with the roses.

  6. Nicole, both are stunning, but I’m in love with the first card. Thanks for the video, sharing and the inspiration.

  7. Your cards are beautiful. LoVe how you added the florals to her dress. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  8. Hi Nicole ~ Your cards are simply amazing. I love the use of the larger flowers on your elegant gown card and the softness of your water colored card. As always, so nicely done. So glad you made a video too….I’ll watch it in a bit. Thanks for sharing your inspiring craftiness!!

  9. thanks so much nicole! love your easy to understand tutorials and inspiration… looks easy when i see you do it… LoL… but i will try…

  10. Both cards are so beautiful, I love the Freah Cut Roses set and the wedding set! Thanks for a great video too!

  11. Your cards are beautiful! I love the soft look of the watercolor on the first. The dress on the second is just fabulous – thanks for your video, too!

  12. Hi Nicole, your cards are adorable….amazing. You have such a great talent, thank you so much for sharing x