The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop


The Ton has 14 new stamps, coordinating dies and 5 standalone dies for their new Spring 2018 Release which includes up to two free gifts with purchases (GWP). For more information on The Ton’s incentive gifts, head over to The Ton’s blogNew release products can be purchased now and all new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.

I went out on a limb creating this card:) Those 'irises' are actually BEAUTIFUL BETTAS


When I first saw this stamp set, I thought it was a floral set.. it is not..but could be... those are fish tails. Inked with Soft Orchid, Orchid Crush, Grand Fuchsia, and Plum Wine.



For my next card I used the LARGE DAHLIA 1.

This is a GORGEOUS bloom that comes in two sizes, perfect for coloring!

Practicing with alcohol markers, I played with some no-line coloring. 
Then I fussy cut the Large Dahlia and leaves

That spectacular background is the newest GWP set: Toned SquaresInked with Soft Garden, Vanilla Frosted Cupcake and Beach Blonde




Enjoy the rest of the hop!


BlogHop Order:

  1. The Ton
  2. Taheerah Atchia
  3. Mayline Jung
  4. Kymona Tracey
  5. Justine Hovey
  6. Brenda Noelke
  7. Svitlana Shayevich
  8. Lisa Harrolle
  9. Laura Sterckx
  10. Amy Tsuruta
  11. Olga Matyushevskaya
  12. Laurel Beard
  13. Anna Kutsenko
  14. Kay Miller
  15. Vera Yates
  16. Dana Gong
  17. Renee Day
  18. LauraJane  <<You are here!
  19. Ilina Crouse
  20. Tae Eun Yoo
  21. Amy Kolling
  22. Eunji Jung
  23. Janette Kausen


Blog Hop Giveaways
Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Friday, April 6 at 5pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

PRODUCT LINKS
Beautiful Bettas

Heritage Rose

Coming Up Dahlias

Large Dahlia 1

Large Dahlia 2

Large Dahlia 3

Dahlia Bouquet

Dahlia Garden

Wild Dahlias

Peony Duo

Toned Squares

Blooming Peony Garden

Nesting Peonies

Peony Laurel

63 comments:

levkoi said...

flower on the card as alive

Patti Bailey said...

Beautiful cards

Nirvanacoffeegoddess said...

Such a beautiful trio of cards.
Love the dahlia stamp so very pretty.
Cheers
Lisa

loulou said...

Wonderful cards. Love your fish irises.

jan metcalf said...

I LOVE how you used the fish as flowers!! Awesome card and the sentiments are wonderful too!

~amy~ said...

LOVE your work! Gorgeous projects!

MaryFran said...

How creative! Beautiful inspiration and thank you for sharing!

Cynthia Cole said...

Wow, your cards are amazing!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your cards are beautiful.

Lea Lawson said...

Beautiful cards! I love how you turned the fish tails into orchid petals...I thought they looked exactly like that when I saw them!

Kristin M. said...

Love the fish as flowers! So so beautiful! Love the colors!

SD pooja said...

Beautiful cards !! Dahlia is so so realistic I could lift it !

Robin said...

Love how you changed the fish to flowers! Really lovely

Dana M said...

Fantastic cards! Beautiful design and I love the fish as flowers!

Pat said...

What a very clever change of use on the first one LauraJane, and then the gorgeously coloured Dahlia and the Toned Squares go perfectly. x

ljcasselman said...

Great pairing of the squares and floral. At first glance I thought the Bettas were Irises!

Becca Yahrling said...

Beautiful cards. Love the green & yellow
color palette and that gorgeous BG design.

dyeandpigment said...

I thought the fish were florals too when I first saw them so excited to see how you used them in this way. Also love the toned squares. Thanks for the inspiration.

Bea said...

Beautiful-love the dahlia!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful cards!

Mirella said...

These are so innovative and beautiful! I love how you used the fish as flowers, and your second card is absolutely stunning!

ibecircled.blogspot.com said...

I love the Idea for flowers from the fish tails!! And not to Mention I Love Purple!! Great Card Creations!! Thank you for sharing!!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful flower!!

Mary Fielder said...

What a unique way to use the fish tails. Beautiful card.

TLady said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Your fish tails look like Orchids! STUNNING & CREATIVE!!!!;) AND your second card--- I LOOOOVE the Toned Squares! GENIUS, & they make a LOVELY BACKGROUND! Your Dahlia is LOVELY TOO! I LOVE the size of the image! BIGGER IS BETTER IN ART!!! ;)I also LOVE the colors you've used on BOTH of your cards! SUPER JOB Laura!!! ;)

Dee Earnshaw said...

such beautiful work - love it:)

Cynthia Evanoff said...

The "iris/fish" is great...it is something that I possible would have done!

phlower said...

I think the images in the first card look like parrot tulips -- big, ruffled, and multi colored. Just lovely! The dahlia card is gorgeous -- love the use of the toned squares to make a background.

Joy Meadows said...

Your cards are so beautiful, Laura Jane! The first one is really innovative and the second one is just amazing! Looks so real. I love the background stamp, too.

Ellen10102 said...

Wow! Your work is outstanding! The layers and pop! You've introduced me to new stamps. Yeah! Maybe I'll win some. Fingers crossed. Thank you

Cyndi said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful coloring -- so realistic.

Unknown said...

Great take on the fish stamp!

Bethany said...

That dahlia card is fabulous!

Tommie said...

Those tones squares make the most beautiful background!

Sue Smith said...

WOW!! Creative way to use the fish stamps. Love your cards, and I really, really like the background stamp on the floral card.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Lovely cards!! Such a creative way to use those Bettas.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I love your beautiful ideas!

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my goodness! These are so rich and gorgeous, Laura Jane! Beautifully done!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing..

Iris said...

Such lovely cards - clever use of the beta stamps.

Jen said...

So creative to use your fish as flowers!

Sarah said...

Very impressed with your fish flowers. Love creative thinking outside the box, even better when the results are stunning. TFS

Karthikha said...

Beautiful creations! And your fish turned flowers card is so creative and pretty :)

Kris in Alaska said...

Stunning!

Unknown said...

loving the detail and color choices!

MJ said...

Lovey cards. Beautiful coloring on the flower card! Thank you for sharing.

Joyannie said...

You uses of colors are vibrant and refreshing, which makes your centerpiece stand out, and the use of embedded layers makes your work alive

Teri S. said...

Great use of the Betta stamps. I at first thought they were a type of orchid, or even an Iris. This is such a fun stamp set. Your yellow dahlia is so realistic! I looks like one that blooms in our yard each summer. The toned squares are a wonderful background for it too. As a side note, I don't know if you are in touch with Renee, whose site I just came from, but I feel so bad as I couldn't find a way to leave a comment.

Stanlee Runner said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the unique use of the beta stamp. So creative.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! I'm totally in love for your stunning cards!!! Your colouring technique is amazing!!!

Nora Noll said...

WOW!! I LOVE that fun background you created with the squares. Your cards are beautiful!

Nanci said...

Great cards! I do love the Beta Stamp Set! Thanks for sharing

stratton24 said...

Beta fish as flowers! Thinking that all along. Like iris or an orchid. Nice, thank you!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful cards and I love how you used the beta fish to make flowers, so pretty and bright. Gorgeous dahlia and I love the yellow. So pretty with the background.

Donna said...

Wow I love both your cards. Your shading is superb.

Maryam said...

Amazing background and design. Amazing as your usual

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome cards! :) Love that you used the bettas to make flowers. So cute.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love your colouring style!

Connie Hinkle said...

Love how you made the Bettas into flowers, and perfect coloring on the dahlia 😍

Sue D said...

Clever iris card and pretty Dahlia.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

These flowers are so beautiful !’
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Joy Golinski said...

Your cards are lovely!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

So pretty! Love the squares on the background!