The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop – And A Giveaway!

By Taheerah | 4th April 2018 | 82 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday!

Don’t you just love happy accidents?

Also known as, I need to get my eyesight checked.

Why, you might ask? Well, it has something to do with mistaking fish for flowers.

I kid you not.

When it came to choosing a few sets to play with from The Ton’s Spring 2018 release, I really was spoilt for choice! Effie is a master at creating amazing stamp sets, and when I first glanced at the release I picked out what I thought were three floral sets. Turns out one of the sets featured fish, not flowers.

Don’t ask me how I made this mistake. I’m gonna blame it on fatigue or being between several things when I made my selection. But really, I think I just didn’t have a clue what a Betta was and assumed it was some type of flower I’d never heard of. I’d heard of Siamese Fighting Fish, but had never heard to them being referred to as Betta Fish.

Thankfully I spoke with Effie when my goodies arrived, and a casual conversation about the sets led to me learning something new – luckily before I committed design to paper!

Anyway, let’s move on and never speak of this moment of idiocy again.

I have a couple of cards for you today for The Ton’s release, and a fun giveaway to boot! Let’s get straight to it!

Hello, Lovely Siamese Fighting Betta Fish Card by Taheerah Atchia

I’m starting with that amazing Beautiful Bettas stamp set and created this awesome underwater scene! Seriously, aren’t these fish amazing? So beautiful and realistic!

Hello, Lovely Siamese Fighting Betta Fish Card by Taheerah Atchia

I started with creating a pale blue watercolour was on my card panel, complete with splatters and water droplets!

Hello, Lovely Siamese Fighting Betta Fish Card by Taheerah Atchia

I stamped each of the fish with various combinations of ink, spritzing my stamp with water for the first two layers for a beautiful watercolour-like blend! This large guy has my favourite combo, so I had to give him some Nuvo Crystal Drops water bubbles to honour him!

Hello, Lovely Siamese Fighting Betta Fish Card by Taheerah Atchia

I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops in a few different colours to each fish, and also used my Wink of Stella brush marker to add some shimmer to the water too! I wish you could see all that shimmer and sparkle in real life – the pictures really don’t do it justice!

Hello, Lovely Siamese Fighting Betta Fish Card by Taheerah Atchia

Gotta say I’m really glad I accidentally chose this set – it is so stunning!


My second card uses the Dahlia Bouquet stamp set and taps into my new (rediscovered) love of floral stamps:

Sending You Love And Positive Energy Floral Card by Taheerah Atchia

I stamped just a portion of the bouquet in the corner of my cardstock, then stamped it 3 more times, rotated the cardstock by 90 degrees in my MISTI. Perfect placement every time – thank you MISTI!

Sending You Love And Positive Energy Floral Card by Taheerah Atchia

I did some loose watercolouring of the florals, and added a few little shimmer and Nuvo Drops details to accent the results and help lift the design.

Sending You Love And Positive Energy Floral Card by Taheerah Atchia

Sending You Love And Positive Energy Floral Card by Taheerah Atchia

This is quite a muted palette for me as I was going for a more vintage feel, but I still wanted it to have some glam!

Sending You Love And Positive Energy Floral Card by Taheerah Atchia

I combined two colours of the Versafine Clair inks to make a sort of custom blue-black colour for my sentiment. A really fun way to stretch your inks! 


The Ton Spring 2018 Blog Hop Graphic

So it really wouldn’t be an Blog Hop without a prize! The Ton is celebrating their release with the following prizes up for grabs:

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 6th April at 5pm EST. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

How awesome is that?!

Here is your hop order:

The Ton
Taheerah Atchia
Mayline Jung
Kymona Tracey
Justine Hovey
Brenda Noelke
Svitlana Shayevich
Lisa Harrolle
Laura Sterckx
Amy Tsuruta
Olga Matyushevskaya
Laurel Beard
Anna Kutsenko
Kay Miller
Vera Yates
Dana Gong
Renee Day
Ilina Crouse
Tae Eun Yoo
Amy Kolling
Eunji Jung
Janette Kausen

See More From The Ton!

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 9th April 2018.

Thanks for stopping by – and good luck!


Hello, Lovely Siamese Fighting Betta Fish Card

Sending Love And Positive Energy Floral Card

82 thoughts on “The Ton’s Spring 2018 Release Blog Hop – And A Giveaway!”

  1. Hi Taheerah, Love the new releases by Ton. The Betta fighting fish look amazing on the blue watercolour background but I was surprised they were stamped on white card stock but this really made them ‘pop’. I love using my stamp positioning tool to get a good image and support when doing two step or three step stamping. The Dehlia image is fabulous too, I think you have really allowed the Dahlia image to create the design rather than the colour. The sentiment is awesome I need this in my craft stash. It would be awesome to be able to put this sentiment onto cards I send to other women who are suffering from breast cancer. To be able to put ‘Sending you love and POSITIVE ENERGY’ would be amazing. Thank you for sharing these designs with us crafters. :O)

  2. Oh my. These are fantastic. I would
    Of chosen the betta set to start with. I have always wanted someone to make one. I have them as my screensaver in my phone.

  3. Both of your cards are fantastic but the colors on these fishes !!!!!

  4. Hi Taheerah, I was just shopping over at the Ton for the first time last week, weird huh? I needed a pair of great “lips” and I remembered your card where you did the Rocky Horror Lips and the other Lip card, I loved those (one of my favorite post from you, those 3 cards) so I came back to your blog, found the post and went thru it so you could get the commission for it, I haven’t received them yet, can’t wait. Now on to your awesome cards, the first one I have to tell you I have never heard of Betta fish either, I am so glad you made the mistake because your Betta fish are the coolest fish I have ever seen, those colors are stunning, I also love how you have the bubbles flowing out of the big fish, so cool. The second card is so beautiful, I love how you used only a portion of the flower stamp, thank god for the Misti, what did we do before that was discovered. Your watercoloring is so pretty on that card, so soft and light and I do feel like you nailed the vintage / glam look. As always Taheerah another awesome post. Thank You.

  5. Beautiful cards and I love the vivid colors pf the beta fish! The soft floral card is also gorgeous. Beautiful job!

  6. Love your color choices with the florals and fishes! A white card with beautiful pops of color are always the prettiest! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Both cards are beautiful. I too had to take a second look at the Beta stamp set. Your creation with it is stunning. Thank you for sharing.

  8. Had to chuckle at your mistake, as at first glance when I saw the set…. I thought it was flowers also! Beautiful cards! Love the colors you used for the fish, and the lovely floral card too!

  9. That’s a beautiful betta card, love the colors and their variations! And ya, they also look like flowers, so nothing wrong.. maybe the fish can turn out to be flowers, thinking out of the box! 😀

  10. I love the Bettas! I have had many through the years and they are beautiful. The floral card is beautiful and I love the sentiment.

  11. Your Betta card is awesome? I had to look twice to see that it was His & not a flower also. Your creation is beautiful! Love the way you used the Dahlia Blossom too. Love that stamp!

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