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).
ALL NEW RELEASE ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE SHOP ON APRIL 6!
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 :)!
DAILY RELEASE 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.
DESIGN TEAM DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS
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
That's it from me today! Hope you enjoyed the Day 1 of The Ton's 2017 Spring Release!
Thank you so much for visiting me today! See you tomorrow for Day 2 of our Spring 2017 Release!
Wishing you a wonderful day!