Good morning! We are back again today with Day 3 of The Ton’s Spring 2017 Release, and boy, do we have some beautiful stamps to show you today!
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).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until May***
Our focus today is peonies. We can’t get enough of Effie’s peony stamps, and so she graciously obliged with another gorgeous image that pops up in several places today! We have:
Peony Crush rubber background
Mini Heart Print background
Blue Lagoon, Raspberry Sparkle, Kiwi Smoothie couture mixes
For my first project, you know I couldn’t resist coloring up that beautiful peony image. I stamped it onto some Canson Montval watercolor paper, then heat embossed it with The Ton’s Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I colored it with my favorite Zig combination: Tea Rose and Light Carmine. Just creates the perfect coral. (insert the heart eye emoji here) I then did what I call a “waterlogged” wash around the flower… basically, the same colors as the image itself, but very diluted so that it’s just a faint wash of the same color around the flower. You have to be careful with this one, though, because the green and coral can mix and become quite muddy. So not pretty.
I trimmed the edges off of the watercolor panel, then added a strip of red adhesive glitter paper along the edge. I heat embossed the edge of my card base using the same Rose Gold Embossing Powder and the Minor Stripes background. The greeting from Scripty Greetings was heat embossed with the Rose Gold Embossing Powder onto a strip of coordinating hunter green cardstock that I flagged on the end and popped up with some dimensional adhesive. The final touch was to add some Guava Sparkle (one of the gift-with-purchase items!) to add a bit of sparkle.
The next set of cards is near and dear to my heart. I have a confession to make: I had a massive head cold the entire time I was trying to create for this release, so I didn’t get nearly the amount of coloring done that I wanted to accomplish. (It’s amazing how not being able to breathe just sucks the creativity out of you haha) But! The great thing about these images is that they look beautiful in just plain stamped form. That’s where my next project comes in.
From the moment I saw Pretty Mail, I knew I wanted to use it to create a monogram stationery set. I just adore how Pretty Mail, Peony Cluster, and the Peony Crush background coordinate. Using all three of those stamps, I was able to create a pretty, feminine card set, complete with coordinating envelopes!
I started by heat embossing the Peony Crush background using clear embossing powder on charcoal gray card stock. This shows off the incredible detail in the stamp a beautiful subtlety. Next, I die cut a small rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles and stamped the Peony Cluster gift-with-purchase stamp using Versafine ink, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then added a pretty pink monogram using the Scripty Alpha Upper and Hollywood Star ink. I added a pale pink mat around the stitched layer (somehow, having two stitched layers was too much, so I just cut a pink rectangle with my trimmer), then adhered them together. I wrapped some black twine around the charcoal layer a few times, then added the pink matted layer with some dimensional adhesive.
The envelope was a breeze, but I think mailing it out will create such impact. I simply stamped the beautiful frame from Pretty Mail using Smokey Quartz ink on a pink envelope that coordinated perfectly with the pink mat on my monogram card. I added the adorable little “you’ve got pretty mail” on the back flap, again using Smokey Quartz ink. Easy peasy, and so pretty and feminine! These would be quite quick work to make a set using a MISTI.
Well, that’s all for me today! Now, for even more fun stuff… the giveaways!
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, don’t forget to enter into The Ton’s newest Challenge Blog contest! This month, the theme is Anything Goes, so all you have to do is use your stamps and dies from The Ton to create a project (or more!) and link it up to the Challenge Blog. Each entry gets you a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The Ton!
Check out The Ton’s blog post for all of the specific product details, photographs, and the amazing projects created by the rest of the Design Team! Be sure to leave comments on everybody’s posts, because the more comments you leave=more chances to win! I will be back tomorrow with our final release debut post. Don’t forget that you will be able to purchase all of the fabulous products we’ve been showing you all week tomorrow morning at 7 am, EST! Have a fantastic day, friends!