Good morning! Today marks the first day of The Ton’s Spring release. We have an abundance of new stamps (18 to be exact), coordinating dies, and gilding mixes for your creative enjoyment.
The Specifics: For The Ton’s Spring 2017, Effie has released 18 new stamp designs and 14 new couture mixes! There are several 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 April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava SparkleMix)
Today’s focus is particularly sunny: sunflowers! We have a new layering stamp set, a couple of outline sets, and a beautiful background. Let’s get started on my projects!
For my first project, I chose to work with the Sunflower background and the beautiful new Fresh Cut Sunflowers layering set. I didn’t get the dies in time to use them for my release crafting, so, after stamping all of the flowers using the Citrine Collection, Crystal Garden Collection, and Cocoa Collection inks, I fussy cut them and set them aside. I then stamped the new Sunflower Garden background on a panel of white A2 card stock using Beach Blondie, then blended a bit of the same color around the outer edges of the panel. I die cut a small square of linen vellum using the Small Stitched Square dies, then embossed a sentiment from the Fresh Cut Sunflowers using gold sparkle embossing powder. I arranged all of the cut pieces and hid the dimensional adhesive behind the sunflowers. The final step was to add some of the new Belle’s Dress sequins mix.
My last card for today was a fun one to create. I simply stamped the new Sunflower Bouquet using some Versafine and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then used my Distress Inks to watercolor the sunflowers. I chose to use the Distress Inks because the yellows are a bit more muted than those in the Zig line. I simply tapped my Distress pads onto a clear block, then painted them directly onto the Canson Montval watercolor paper. I fussy cut them out (can’t wait to get those dies!) and tied a bit of twine around the stem and did a bow.
I die cut a frame using the Small Stitched Rectangle and the regular Stitched Rectangle using charcoal colored card stock. I adhered my Sunflower Bouquet to the frame, then popped it up on a panel of pale yellow card stock using dimensional adhesive. The last step was to add a greeting using the banner from Thankful Cornucopia that I die cut from watercolor card stock and added some shading with a Zig marker.
Well, that’s all for me today! The rest of the Design Team has an abundance of sunny inspiration upon which you can feast your eyes, so be sure to head over to The Ton’s blog to see all of the product details, gorgeous projects, and links to the other blogs. Not to mention a giveaway!!!!!
For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $25 gift certificate! So there are four $25 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.
The Ton is giving away an additional ten $10 gift certificates! Comments will be chosen from each of our design team member blogs during Days 1-4 of Release Week.
The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.
Also, we have begun our current challenge over at The Ton’s Challenge Blog… the theme is:
Create a project… any project… using your stamps from The Ton and link it up to be eligible to win a $50 gift certificate to The Ton!! You have until April 30, 2017 to get your entries in, so plenty of time to get one, two, or even more entries in!
Enjoy looking at all of the marvelous eye candy! I will be back tomorrow with more inspiration for The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release! Have a marvelous Monday, friends!