Monday, April 3, 2017

The Ton's Spring 2017 Release Day1

Hello and welcome to The Ton's Spring 2017 Release Day 1!!!

For The Ton's Spring 2017, Effie has released 18 new stamp designs (15 clear stamps and 3 cling stamps), 13 coordinating dies and 14 new couture mixes! 

We're so excited to introduce you 5 clear stamps, one cling stamp and 4 couture mixes today.  
Effie designed another beautiful floral layering stamp set with separate outline stamp set. This time it's sunflowers: Fresh Cut Sunflowers and coordinating Outlines. The Sunflower Bouquet is an image you can quickly stamp and color without any masking work with some lovely sentiments. The Sunflower Garden cling stamp has some big sunflowers like our other Garden cling stamps.

Peony Cluster mini and Sunflower Cluster mini are incentive gifts with purchase* (see below) as our new Couture mix Guava Sparkle

Coral Necklace, Violet Sprinkle and Belle's Dress are the other three of our new Couture mixes we want to show you today. 

*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.

**Incentive products will not be available for purchase in our shop until May**
  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
  • Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2x3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava SparkleMix).


I have four cards to share with you today! 

My first card is featuring Sunflower Bouquet. I stamped the image on a Bristol smooth card stock in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake  for no-line coloring. I colored it using Zig brush markers and some gold watercolor on the flower center, added subtle shade in gray around the bouquet and splattered some black and gold watercolor after masking the bouquet. The string was gold heat embossed. I then trimmed both sides of the panel and foam mounted it on the card base, on both sides of which I added Adhesive gold foil paper. The sentiment is from Fresh Cut Sunflowers. I stamped it in Noir on a piece of yellow card stock, cut a fishtail arrow from it using a corner of Double Stitched Square Dies and foam mounted it on the string and added the gold heat embossed bow. 
To finish off I scattered some sequins from Belle's Dress Couture Mix. 

For my next two cards I used Fresh Cut Sunflowers stamp sets.

This card shows how realistic the layering design is. I used for the flower petals Lemon Drop, Beach Blondie and Amber Citrine, for flower center Warm Hazelnut mixed with Amber Citrine, Found Topaz and Aspen Cocoa and for the leaves Caribbean Turquoise, Hot Tourmaline and Ocean Teal. I then fussy cut them all (you can use the coordinating dies, which will be available on Apr. 6th.).
To create the background I stamped the second layer of the flowers and leaves in Crystal Pewter directly on my card base. I used Warm Hazelnut for the flower centers. I blended Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz on the right bottom corner of the card base and arranged the layered sunflowers as shown in the picture. The sentiment is from the Sunflower Cluster mini stamp set. I stamped it in Noir on a strip of white card stock on which I blended  Lemon Drop ink.

As embellishment I used some sequins from Smoked Emerald Sparkling Clear Sequins, Glass Slippers Sequins and Belle's Dress Couture Mix. To finish off I added clear glitter on the flowers.

The sunflower on my next card was colored using black magic technique.

For black magic coloring I used a dark blue card stock. I stamped the solid image from Fresh Cut Sunflowers in Hampton White pigment ink. I then stamped the outline of the sunflower in Crystal Pewter on the solid image as my guide for coloring. Coloring was done with Polychromos colored pencils. I found the image too dark so I decided to add some white accents and outlines using a white gel pen. I die cut the colored panel using a Double Stitched Rectangle die  and foam mounted it on the card base on which I stamped the Freestyle Stripes in  Lemon Drop. The white heat embossed vellum butterflies are from Beautiful Butterflies 3 and Flutter Mini stamp sets. I stamped the sentiment from Sunflower Bouquet in Hampton White pigment ink. To make it brighter I went over the sentiment with a white gel pen. To finish off the card I added some Glass Slippers Round Confetti and some glitter on the flower center and on the body of butterflies.

The last card for today is a shaker card.

I stamped the Fresh Cut Sunflower outlines in Vanilla Frosted Cupcake around the edge along with masking. I stamped the flower center in layer using Cocoa Collection. I then colored all the flower petals with Copic markers. After done with coloring I fussy cut the center part out to make the shaker window.

For the background I made a panel with a soft watercolor wash in yellow and green with some splatter in yellow. I heat embossed iridescent sparkle powder on it and glued it flat on my card base.
The shaker elements are from Belle's Dress, Flamenco Sunset and Candycane Garden Couture Mix.
The sentiment is from Sunflower Bouquet. I silver heat embossed it on the clear acetate and added yellow shade using a gel pen.

So you've seen all my creations for today! Hope you enjoyed my cards :)! 


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 ET. Winners will be announced on The Ton Blog thereafter.


The Ton Challenge for April is open for any projects with The Ton's products as the main image, as we have a ANYTHING GOES challenge :) ! One winner will get $50 gift certificate to The Ton's Shop. On The Ton Challenge blog you can get some awesome inspiration from our fabulous DT members and all the details about the challenge! Hope to see your creations in the gallery !

That's it from me today! Hope you enjoyed the Day 1 of The Ton's 2017 Spring Release
Don't forget to check out the gorgeous inspirations on my fellow DT members blog, if you didn't do it yet! 

Thank you so much for visiting me today! See you tomorrow for Day 2 of our Spring 2017 Release! 
Wishing you a wonderful day!



  1. What gorgeous creations TaeEun using these oh so pretty Sunflower stamps. I love them all but I think my favourites are the Sunflower Bouquet card which really showcases your wonderful colouring skills and the shaker is a great idea and works really well. x

  2. I like the peony cluster set. Very spring inspired.

  3. I like the peony cluster set. Very spring inspired.

  4. Oh my goodness you're so talented. These cards are stunning. Jenny x

  5. Love the chalkboard with the butterfly.
    Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. All beautiful cards. Love the cut out center.

  7. Such an amazing assortment of cards. The many designs of the sunflower is so exciting but now I have to choose a favorite to buy!! Lol

  8. Beautiful projects. The first card is my favorite with all of the gold accents. TFS

  9. The shaker card is so unique, but first of all I loved the golden center of the sunflowers! Great idea!

  10. Sigh...sunflowers and couture mixes! Love at first sight!

  11. So many beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing all the many different ways to use these sunflowers - every card is gorgeous in a different way.

  12. Gorgeous cards! Love the rich colors and the shaker card is so stunning! Beautiful job.

  13. Wow! These are all so gorgeous!! I LOVE that first one with the no-line coloring; absolutely stunning!

  14. Beautiful coloring. Love the sunflowers with gold.

  15. Beautiful cards! They're so bright and cheery :) I love the shaker!!

  16. Oh my goodness, all of these are gorgeous, I don't even know which one I like most! I think the one with the gold elements wins, but they're all fantastic!

  17. I'm always in awe of your creations TaeAun, they're always so incredibly beautiful, and these cards are no exception, everyone is simply gorgeous! Thanks for the tip about Polychromos, I was looking for the colour pencils which work well on dark paper but couldn't remember the name.

  18. Your black magic card is mesmerizing!! Love the shaker and that super elegant bouquet with gold watercolor and gold edges!!

  19. Beautiful cards! Wonderful coloring!!

  20. Love the variety of examples you published. Thanks for sharing.

  21. WOW! A real feast for the eyes, TaeEun! You always seem to raise the bar to new heights and never cease to amaze me with your talents! Every one of your cards are absolutely stunning! I'm in love with your turquoise leaves on the 2nd card and how you used Crystal Pewter to stamp the flowers on to the striking!!!

  22. You can never go wrong with sunflowers! They're just so bright and cheery and remind me of the warm summer sunshine. Your projects are beautiful!

  23. Beautiful variety of sunflower cards.

  24. Wow!! So many beautiful sunflower cards. I love the gold watercolor in the center. Beautiful coloring.

  25. Oooooo I love your blue leaves that looks so awesome

  26. Great sunflowers. Love the gold watercolor that used for the center of your first card.

  27. Your sunflowers are gorgeous! I especially love the no line coloring!!!

  28. I love sunflowers & these are absolutely gorgeous! Your card designs are amazing!

  29. Beautiful cards, just love the sunflowers. Awesome release so far

  30. Thank you for inspiring me to create beautiful things like you do.

  31. All of your sunflower cards are gorgeous! I love the bouquet and the shaker cards the most. Using the Fresh Cut Sunflowers as a frame is beautiful!

  32. You've really showed the versatility of that sunflower stamp, TaeEun. They're all lovely but that first one is amazing.


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