Monday, January 22, 2018

The Ton’s 3rd Anniversary Release Blog Hop 1/22



I'm so excited to be joining The Ton and their design team to celebrate their 3rd Anniversary!  You should have arrived here from The Ton!

Giveaway information Effie is giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST

In case you missed it, the hop runs for a week starting Friday, January 19th:

Jan 21st

I have two cards to share with you today so let's get started!  The first one features:


City Buildings Cling Background
Seriously Amazing Sentiments


I was definitely encouraging my inner Tim Holtz on this one.  I tend to be a clean and crisp designer but knew that I wanted the City Buildings to be more grungy teamed up with the ultra awesome Seriously Amazing Sentiments.  Both have been stamped with Distress Oxide Black Soot.  I used a sheet of paper from the Pinkfresh Studio Boys Fort collection, which was already distressed looking.  I'm going to squirrel this one away for my boy who heads back to NYC this week.

Next up is a card that features the Kind, Fierce and Brave Mini set:


I teamed up the sentiment with The Ton's Flamingo Print cling background.  I love how this one turned out.  I've been pretty smitten with the pale pink + hot pink color combo.  The sentiment has been heat embossed in gold on a vellum heart.

That's it for me, I can't wait to see how Mayline Jung was inspired...she's your next blog!

In case you get lost along the way, here's today's hop listing:

January 22
Amy Tsuruta 💗

Thanks so much for stoppin' by!


60 comments:

Unknown said...

Love your stamps and love these background stamps!!

Kim Faucher said...

Love how you did your backgrounds

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! LOVING the Flamingos!!!!!!!!!!1

Lagene said...

Great cards, I absolutely love the pink flamingos, love the vellum heart!

jan metcalf said...

I love the way you used the buildings as a background!!!

Deborah Kaye said...

Wonderful cards! The cityscape is fabulous!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Fabulous cards!

Patti Bailey said...

Awesome cards....love that grunge look!

Patti H. said...

Wow, the cityscape card is sooooo beautiful! Love the distressed look on this one. Pure perfection! I love those pink flamingos also!

Sue D said...

Love the backgrounds on both of these cards.

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love the City Buildings background!

Dina C. said...

I love those flamingos and the city buildings.

Joy Meadows said...

Very nice cards, Amy! I love the first one with the city scape background!!

SD pooja said...

Both your cards have wonderful bgs ! Loved them.

Oliev said...

Great cards!

Sue D said...

Both of your cards are amazing. I love the vellum sentiment heart over the flamingo background... so pretty. And you aced the grunge look on your first card. Creating such diverse looks certainly signifies channeling your inner talents! TFS.

Susie G. said...

Great cards. Love the pink combination.

Unknown said...

The background of your City Buildings is amazing! Those sentiment really are "seriously amazing"!

Trina P. said...

Way to change it up... the building stamp looks so good grunged up and distressed. Awesome masculine card, Amy.

Jen said...

Great job with the City Buildings card - it looks good grunged up!

Tracey McNeely said...

No Amy these cards are amazing! ;)

Dee Earnshaw said...

these cards are so lovely esp the first one - very inspiring:)

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

The flamingos card is really lovely !
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Becca Yahrling said...

The City Buildings stamp is really awesome! I love
how big it is. And your card using it is 'amazing'. :-)
Those flamingos are my fave, tho, being a Florida girl.
We love our Flamingos. :-) Sweet card!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty. Love how you colored the city background. Thanks for sharing

cghundley said...

Love the background
stamping on the first
card, looks neat. Lovely
second card.
Carla from Utah

samantha's cards said...

I love how your city scape background turned out, really awesome.

Earline said...

Love both of your cards beautiful

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous cards. Thanks so much for sharing...

DeeZinesByD said...

Love the Tim Holtz inspired card!

pcm said...

love your grungy city!

Mirella said...

These are really cool, I especially like the city buildings card - the background is fab!

Arianna Barbara said...

Great card!!! Love so much your flamingos!!!

Stefanie White said...

Those flamingos are awesome! I really like your cards, completely different color schemes that show off your versatility!

Lisa said...

LOVE that city background! So cool and love that you grunged it up... and of course those flamingos with that awesome sentiment..

Kara Lynne said...

I love the details of that city background and the great grungy look you gave it! Fantastic sentiment on that second card, and so fun with the flamingos!

I Card Everyone said...

this looks like the perfect foggy day in a neighborhood I'd love to live in, amy ...fabulous!
=]

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful cards Amy! I love the city background. The flamingoes are lovely.

D.Ann C said...

Oooh! I hadn't notices the 'yea, I'm talking to you' sentiment before... Love it paired with your sweet card! I also love the smoggy look of your city!!

Unknown said...

I really like that grunge look. Great job!

phlower said...

Two very different looks on these cards, but you are rockin' both of them! Love the grunge look, but also love the pretty pink flamingoes. Great job!

sabell said...

Great cards! Love the City Buildings.

Colleen said...

Both cards are unique and gorgeous!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the cityscape.
It has a vintage feel to it.
The heart and flamingos is
a fun card.
thanks for sharing.
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Sue Wareham said...

Nice Card designs great new products

Robin said...

Love the sentiments!

kalgm4 said...

Love your city buildings card! :-) Great work!

Unknown said...

I've seen so many of the florals, I really appreciate seeing some of the other stamps in action. That buildings one is really cool. Thanks so much for sharing!

Fikreta said...

very nice cards!

Jan said...

cute cards!

Kris in Alaska said...

Those flamingos are just so fun!

Mateja M said...

Super cute :) Thank you for the inspiration!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love you building background in the first card!

Judie said...

Gorgeous cards!

Karthikha said...

Awesome cards!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I love the background on your first card.

bev p said...

The color combination of the flamingo card is just magical. Thank you so much.

Helen F. said...

WOW, these two are awesome cards, Amy. Great city-scape background, but my Florida lovin' heart really 'needs' that Flamingo stamp ;-)

Quillish said...

Such beautiful background for your lovely cards Amy! Very inspiring :)

Sheila said...

The sayings and background stamps are must haves!! Great Cards!