The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop

Hi friends!

Today I’m honored to join The Ton 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 blog. New release products can be purchased now and all new release orders will begin to ship on Monday, April 9.

You probably came from Brenda Noelke. If not – you may consider starting from the beginning at The Ton’s blog.


For my first card I used beautiful Large Dahlia 1 Stamp Set. This set has several beautiful outlined floral images, perfect for coloring. That’s actually what I did here – colored the biggest dahlia using waterbased markers.

The Ton Large Dahlia colored with Arteza markers. Card by @craftwalks.#theton #thetonstamps #card #cardmaking #artezamarkers #dahlia #handmadecards

The flower was stamped using Deep Sapphire Dye ink, for leaves I used Everglade Moss Dye ink.

I colored with Arteza markers, which I bought recently and now am testing (and loving them so far).

After coloring the flower and leaves I decided to add small blue shades which turned out with almost completely covered blue background lol. Well.. I wanted more clean and white card and it turned out more dramatic. But it’s ok with me. I love blue and I love dramatic cards.

I tied a blue hemp twine around the panel and foam mounted the sentiment (white embossed on a black stripe) onto it.  Lastly I added several white crystals and foam mounted the panel onto a rustic cream card base.


It’s not a surprise that I’m a sucker for realistic layering stamps! New The Ton Beautiful Bettas Steamp Set is definitely one of those. I made a card with dual red and blue design using this amazing set.

The Ton Beautiful Bettas. Card by @craftwalks #card #theton #tonstamps #cardmaking #bettas #bettafish

The red betta was stamped using Soft Garnet Dye, Red Sangria Hybrid and Lipstick Red Dye inks from The Ton. For the red part of the background I blended  Soft Garnet Dye and added splatters of Lipstick Red Dye ink. The same ink was used to stamp the sentiment in the right top corner.

The Ton Beautiful Bettas. Card by @craftwalks #card #theton #tonstamps #cardmaking #bettas #bettafish

For the blue betta were used The Ton Cali Blue Dye, Azurite Dye, Deep Sapphire Dye inks. Cali Blue Dye ink was blended onto the background in the right bottom corner. And splatters of Deep Sapphire Dye ink were added in that area too. For the blue sentiment I used Deep Sapphire Dye ink as well.

The Ton Beautiful Bettas. Card by @craftwalks #card #theton #tonstamps #cardmaking #bettas #bettafish

I foam mounted the panel onto a white card base and added several clear droplets to finish off the card.

I like how dual this card looks (if it’s the correct way to say). I was hesitating where would I put a sentiment and decided to make two mirror ones, since everything else is mirrored too. And I’m glad I decided to make this experiment. I really like how it turned out.


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.



The next stop in the blog hop will be Lisa HarrolleIf you got lost, please go back to The Ton blog.


  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
  19. Ilina Crouse
  20. Tae Eun Yoo
  21. Amy Kolling
  22. Eunji Jung
  23. Janette Kausen




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    April 4, 2018

    the idea of fish is wonderful

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    Patti Bailey

    April 4, 2018

    Really pretty cards. Thank you for sharing!!

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    Lisa Ainscough

    April 4, 2018

    Just love the two cards you’ve made.
    The larde dahlia card is so very lovely.

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    Sharon O

    April 4, 2018

    Beautiful cards! Love the coloring and the placement of the sentiments on the betta card. So unique.

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    Linda F

    April 4, 2018

    Wow! Your large dahlia is absolutely stunning. Amazing colouring.

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    Jan Metcalf

    April 4, 2018

    The blue really sets off your red flower with stunning results!

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    joy meadows

    April 4, 2018

    Love the new release from The Ton! Your cards are gorgeous; love the dahlia!!

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    Amy Tsuruta

    April 4, 2018

    Your use of color is always perfect! Love these!

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    Mary McCaslin

    April 4, 2018

    Your coloring on this large Dahlia is fabulous! I think THIS is the stamp I love most now!

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    April 4, 2018

    My favorites of the 2018 Spring Release Hop are the golden fish and diamonds pattern…the line contouring the fish and the pattern of the diamonds make the fish and the diamond move into life

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    April 4, 2018

    Your colors are really standing out

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    Jennifer Sikes

    April 4, 2018

    my favorite fish card to date. loved thr red and blue.

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    Jennifer Sikes

    April 4, 2018

    Lovely, espscially the fish.

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    Cynthia Cole

    April 4, 2018

    Your cards are beautiful!

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    Lindar C

    April 4, 2018

    Gorgeous cards!

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    Terri (Blindstamper)

    April 4, 2018

    Both cards are stunning! Love the vibrant colors.

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    Dana M

    April 4, 2018

    Stunning cards! Bright, happy and vibrant. You achieved so much depth and texture in your coloring of the dahlia – amazing!

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    Lea Lawson

    April 4, 2018

    These are both gorgeous! I love the color juxtaposition of the beta fish card…so lovely!

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    Kristin McCann

    April 4, 2018

    The large Dahlia is just stunning! I love the reds! Thanks for sharing

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    Robin Phelps

    April 4, 2018

    Stunning colors on the large dahlia! Really beautiful cards

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    April 4, 2018

    Such a stunning Dahlia! Thank you for the inspriation!

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    Laura Casselman

    April 4, 2018

    I love how your experiment turned out! Please do more!

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    Becca Yahrling

    April 4, 2018

    Beautiful cards. Love how the flower card turned out.

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    Linda K

    April 4, 2018

    Love your vibrant red dahlia card.

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    April 4, 2018

    Love both of your cards!! But I have to admit I’m a huge flower girl!! Your dahlia Card Is extremely Stunning!! WOW!! Thank you for sharing!!

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    Rema DeLeeuw

    April 4, 2018

    Beautiful projects and release!

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    Mirella Rogan

    April 4, 2018

    Your dahlia card is lovely, but that second one is simply genius – I love how you mirrored everything, including the sentiment!

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    Tara Prince

    April 4, 2018

    Both cards are amazing. The large Dahlia is stunning!!

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    Becky Green

    April 4, 2018

    I think your experiment with the markers is WONDERFUL! I can’t get over the lines you did to get this affect! It’s GORGEOUS! It looks SO ARTISTIC! And the depth you gave this flower is FABULOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS WORK! AND your second card is AMAZING ALSO! I LOVE the mirrored image & I also LOVE how you did your sentiment! ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENT! SUPER JOB, Svitlana!!! 😉

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    Cindy Evanoff

    April 4, 2018

    I appreciate the work you put into your cards. They are lovely.

  31. Reply

    Kirsty Vittetoe

    April 4, 2018

    What a cheerful and interesting post with great work!

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    Dee Earnshaw

    April 4, 2018

    beautiful work – love it:)

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    Susan O'Halloran

    April 4, 2018

    Two beautiful, colorful cards! Love the big, bold dahlia on the blue background. And the card with the mirrored bettas in two colors is so clever!

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    Monica Donaldson

    April 4, 2018

    Gorgeous cards. Love the colours

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    cyndi morris

    April 4, 2018

    Gorgeous cards. Your coloring on the Dahlia is stunning.

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    April 4, 2018

    The dahlia is so pretty, I love the color!

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    Cheryl Rigney

    April 4, 2018

    Clever use of the Bettas!! Gorgeous Dahlia!!

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    Sue Smith

    April 4, 2018

    Fantastic coloring on your dahlia flower. Beautiful cards.

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    Iris M Soscia

    April 4, 2018

    Gorgeous cards – your coloring is amazing.

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    Jeanne Beam

    April 4, 2018

    Very beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing…

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    April 4, 2018

    Wow…love the colors on both these cards…so vivid and gorgeous

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    April 4, 2018

    Wow…love the colors on both these cards…so vivid and bold!

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    Teri S.

    April 4, 2018

    Oh Svitlana, your dahlia just leaps off the page with that gorgeous depth of colour! Wow! Your Betta card is so pretty. I like the way you did the pink on one side & the blue on the other. I’d not have thought to do that, but I sure like it. What a beautiful release!

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    Jen K

    April 4, 2018

    Your coloring on the Dahlia is amazing. It looks no-line to me but you used a dark blue. I’m going to have try that. Great inspiration!

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    Debbie Selby

    April 4, 2018

    The dahlia card is stunning.

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    April 4, 2018

    Have to say that both cards are beautiful, but I love the topsy/turvy design and colors of the betas. That card is very unique and eye catching.

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    Karthikha Uday

    April 4, 2018

    Oh my! Stunning creations!! The floral one is just super gorgeous!

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    Kris Reeves

    April 5, 2018

    Truly amazing!

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    April 5, 2018

    Your watercoloring with markers is amazing! I really love both your cards they are beautiful. TFS

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    April 5, 2018

    Love your coloring! Super cute cards!

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    April 5, 2018

    Света, необыкновенной красоты открытки! Рыбки мои любимицы:)

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    April 5, 2018

    This is such amazing coloring on the cards. Gorgeous output.

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    Nanci Wilson

    April 5, 2018

    Very beautiful!

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    April 5, 2018

    I love all of the new ideas!

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    Stanlee R

    April 5, 2018

    Absolutely amazing cards, they are both so dramatic.

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    April 5, 2018

    The dahlia card is so striking! Love it!

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    Arianna Barbara

    April 5, 2018

    Wow! Both your cards are simply amazing!!! Fabulous colors!!!

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    Donna Goggin

    April 5, 2018

    I love bth of these cards. They look so realistic. The fish appear to be swimming and you colored the flower so it looks so real.

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    Donna Goggin

    April 5, 2018

    I love both of these cards. They look so realistic. The fish appear to be swimming and you colored the flower so it looks so real.

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    April 5, 2018

    two such lovely cards, Svitlana – the dahlia is amazing!

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    Patt H.

    April 5, 2018

    Your Large Dahlia card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors, & those Bettas are awesome also. Great cards!

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    ELizabeth Motyka

    April 5, 2018

    love the beta fish mirror images, your dahlia colrrs are gorgeous

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    Ericka Strange

    April 5, 2018

    Gorgeous cards! Love the bright dahlia so pretty with the red and blue. The beta fish are also beautiful great job!

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    Connie Hinkle

    April 5, 2018

    Beautiful, beautiful cards ?

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    April 5, 2018

    WOW!! Your cards are stunning!! I cannot believe you used water based markers to color in that dahlia!! It is so breathtaking!!

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    Tracey Magner

    April 5, 2018

    Hi, OMG, Your first card is just STUNNING, that Dahlia is a beautiful stamp, and the colors you picked are so pretty. You are such a talented colorist, this flower looks so real, I would frame this and hang it on your wall it is just so gorgeous. The 2nd card is also beautiful, I have to tell you I have never heard of Betta fish until this blog hop, but they are beautiful fish, so much better than goldfish right, lol. Again, the colors and the coloring, just amazing. Thanks for an awesome post today.

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    Stephanie Stratton

    April 5, 2018

    The large dahlia is stunning and the color in the betas is so vibrant! Thank you.

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    Maryam crafter

    April 6, 2018

    Both cards are so extremely pretty,

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    Kelsey Thomas

    April 6, 2018

    Love the colors of your cards! 🙂 Great job!

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    Stacey Kowbel

    April 6, 2018

    Fabulous cards! I love your colouring – and the colours are so vibrant!!!

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    April 6, 2018

    Gorgeous cards. Love your colors.

  72. Reply

    Connie Hinkle

    April 6, 2018

    These are some of the most beautiful cards I’ve ever seen ?

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    Sue D

    April 6, 2018

    Love the vibrant colors.

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    Diane. T

    April 6, 2018

    Very pretty colors! Beautiful card!

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    Marjorie DUMONTIER

    April 7, 2018

    Oh my goodness Svitlana !! Once again, I’m completely blown away by your talent !!

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    Joy G

    April 7, 2018

    What vibrant, beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us!

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    April 7, 2018

    Wow! These both look so life like! Beautiful work!