Good morning again! Welcome to the final day of The Ton’s Summer Release. We are concluding this week of inspiration and product debuts with a fabulous blog hop with some fabulous guests. You should have arrived at my blog from Svitlana’s post, and your next stop is Dana’s blog.
For The Ton’s Summer 2017, Effie has released 24 new stamp designs and 1 new couture mix! There are four new 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 June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will be added to qualified orders.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until July***
Now, let’s get started on my final projects for this week’s festivities! The second I saw the artwork for the new Anemone Wishes set, I knew I wanted to use my pencils for some no-line coloring. Using my pencils on colored card stock is one of my absolute favorite techniques. I started by stamping the image using Hampton White pigment ink onto my lavender card stock panel. Next, going petal by petal, I colored the image first with a white colored pencil, then over the top with the colored pencils, using my blender pencil to smooth everything out. It’s amazing what adding that first layer of white pencil beneath the colored pencil does to make the colors really pop off of the colored card stock. After I had finished coloring the entire image, I used my T-ruler to add a white box around the edge to create a frame.
For the greeting, I used the beautiful new Penned Sentiments set. I simply heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I trimmed a bit off of the bottom of the lavender panel and added some strips of pretty turquoise foil to the top and bottom of the card base. The final step was to mount the lavender panel on the card base with some foam tape.
This next card is a bit outside of my normal color scheme, but I kinda love it! I figured that, since I’d done pink and purple anemones all week, I should do some that were more traditionally colored. When I think of anemones, I think of red anemones with black centers, but anemones come in nearly every color of the rainbow! For my last card for this week, I started by stamping the beautiful Anemone Background onto some watercolor paper and heat embossing it in gold, then watercoloring it with my Daniel Smith watercolors, adding a dark gray/light black background wash. After it had dried, I used the largest of the Stitched Rectangles to die cut from the watercolored background.
I die cut the Brushed Love die from some glossy black card stock that I had in my stash, then added two more layers of plain black card stock die cuts and adhered them all together. I heat embossed a coordinating sentiment from the Brushed Love sentiment set using the same gold embossing powder onto some strips of black card stock, then popped them up on the card front. The final step was to add some Matte Gold sequins to create a visual cascade across the front of the card.
Now, for some giveaway fun:
Three $25 gift certificates to The Ton’s shop 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 Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog. **Gift certificates can only be applied to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding categories.
Be sure to hop along to see all of the phenomenal inspiration that our guests have created for you!
Tae Eun Yoo
Emily Midgett-YOU ARE HERE
Laura Jane Head
Jenny Lee Yamasaki
“The Ton’s June Challenge is now live! For this month, we have a fun color palette challenge so head over now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!” *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding.
Well, that’s all for this post! I hope you’ve enjoyed my release posts this week. It’s been a pleasure sharing all of the new products and (hopefully) some inspiration with you! Have a marvelous weekend, friends!