Good morning again! Happy Wednesday! Today is the third day of The Ton’s Summer 2017 Release. What a release, huh? Such an amazing range of styles represented!
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***
Today, we are focusing on some more absolutely stunning floral stamps:
I have to say, I always feel like Effie can’t outdo the florals from the previous releases, and somehow, she does it every time. I am so in love with these new flowers. Let’s get started on my projects today!
For my first project, I used the absolutely stunning new Large Peony 4 and Large Peony 5 stamps with a little masking to create a beautiful peony cluster that covered the front of an A2 card base in its entirety. They are seriously SO. STUNNING. And, in my humble opinion, if you are not terribly sure of your watercoloring, these are some good florals on which to practice, because the petals are nice and large, which gives you plenty of space to practice your shadows and depth. I started by heat embossing the darker pink flower using some platinum embossing powder, then stamping it again on masking paper and masking it off to add in the other bloom and foliage. I then watercolored it with my Zig markers and a damp paintbrush, going back and adding in more shadows after the first layer had dried.
I didn’t really want to cover up the pretty blooms very much with my greeting, so I cut the gorgeous Brushed Thanks die from some heavy weight vellum, then covered it with Versamark ink and heat embossed holographic embossing powder over the entire die cut, creating some wonderfully subtle sparkle. I used clear dimensional adhesive to adhere the vellum die cut to the front of my card, then added some of the lovely Summer Soiree incentive sequins mix to add just a touch more dimension and sparkle.
For my next card, I wanted to do something a little different than just pull out my watercolors. I’m trying to make sure that I use all of my coloring mediums, and not just the ones I like the most, so I dug out my neglected Copic markers. I heat embossed the beautiful new Poppy Border stamp using some more platinum embossing powder onto a panel of vellum, then used my Copics to color the back of the vellum to create an almost stained glass effect. I added in the sentiment, again embossed with platinum embossing powder, from the Anemone Wishes set that was debuted on Monday.
I added the vellum panel to a plain white card base, adding liquid adhesive just around the very edges of the panel. To cover up the adhesive, I die cut a panel of shimmering aqua glitter card stock using the Double Stitched Rectangles dies to create a pretty frame for the edge.
I love this technique! It’s always nice to try something different, just for a change of pace.
Now, for the fabulous giveaway details:
For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are four stamps 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.
There will be an additional 11 stamps up for grabs for commenters on The Ton’s Design Team Blogs. Just leave a comment on the DT blogs during the release days for a chance to win a stamp set of choice.The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.
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 me today! Be sure to check out The Ton’s blog for all of the details about each individual set and see the incredible inspiration from my teammates.
Meet me back here tomorrow morning, bright and early, because we will be debuting the remaining stamp sets, AND everything that we’ve been teasing you with this week will be available for purchase tomorrow morning at 7 am EST!!! Have a fantastic day, friends!