Good morning!!!! This week marks The Ton Stamps’s second anniversary, and boy oh boy, do we have a week chock full of excitement for you! 29 stamp designs. 7 Couture sequin mixes. AND we are debuting a brand new Challenge Blog for you all to play along with! See, I told you this week was going to be exciting! Effie has outdone herself with these fantastic designs. Truly. You’re going to flip. Today, we are debuting six new stamp sets:
Fresh Cut Poppies
Fresh Cut Poppies Outline
Scripty Alpha Upper
Scripty Alpha Lower
For The Ton’s 2017 Anniversary, Effie has released 29 new stamp designs and 7 new couture mixes! There are several exclusive* gifts with purchases that you can obtain with this new release. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 19 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one GWP (Gift With Purchase) package per customer.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Flutter Mini Stamp (and Cotton Candy Puff Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 3×4 Lone Poppy Set (and Flutter Mini Set and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).
*You may be able to find these GWPs at your international retailer. These GWP items will NOT be available at any other U.S. retailer.
Isn’t that fantastic?! Freebies just for shopping! Love it!
For my first project, I chose to work with the absolutely stunning Scripty Alpha Upper and Lower to create a cute, child-friendly card. Now, I know one wouldn’t normally put The Ton’s Couture Stamps and child-friendly together, but I have two three year olds, as well as lots of friends who are still having babies, so I occasionally need a card that is baby- or child- friendly. (Haha!) I started by stamping the bear from Honey Bears using Archival Ink on watercolor card stock. I laid down a mask of the bear, then stamped the balloons (from a set to be debuted later this week!) and did some watercoloring with my Zig markers. After I had finished adding color, I stamped the “Dream Big Little One” using the stunning new Scripty Alpha set. Seriously, such a gorgeous alpha set. You neeeeed it. And they’re so easy to line up. I stamped this panel in a matter of a few minutes using an acrylic block. I trimmed the panel down, then mounted it with foam tape to a panel of coordinating turquoise card stock and placed it on my white A2 card base. Easy peasy!
My other project for today uses the new Thoughtful Poppies set with my beloved Zig markers. After all of the red and green and jewel toned projects of the holidays, I wanted to play with some pretty, springy colors (even though it just started getting cold around my neck of the woods in the last few weeks!). I heat embossed the pretty poppy bouquet onto some watercolor card stock using white detail embossing powder, then watercolored the pretty blooms with my Zig markers and wet paintbrush.
After I trimmed my panel down, I die cut the word “hugs” from the center of the bouquet… let me tell you, it made my heart race a little to die cut over my meticulously-colored bouquet… but all turned out fine. I saved the little negative bits, backed the panel with black card stock that was slightly longer than my watercolored panel, then glued the negative bits back onto the black card stock so that the black cardstock really popped through for a very simple sentiment. To bring out the smaller yellow blooms, I mounted both pieces to a yellow card base.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now for even more fun announcements!
First: The Ton is launching it’s own challenge blog! The Ton’s new Challenge Blog is now live! We’ll be playing with a new monthly challenge that begins on the first of every month. The theme for our first challenge is “Celebrate”!
Here’s a sneak peek of my challenge card:
You’ll hear more details about the stamps used on it later this week! Be sure to head on over to the blog to get all of the details on how you can enter your own project and be eligible to win a prize from The Ton!
For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $50 gift certificate! So there are four $50 gift certificates up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member’s blogs to increase your chances of winning.One stamp set of choice for 7 commenters from each of the Design Team member blogs during Release Week (Days 1-4).
The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter.
Join us back here tomorrow for more gorgeous stamp set reveals, giveaways, and beautiful projects from our Design Team! Have a fabulous day, friends!