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Friday, September 23, 2016

The Ton September Release: Day 1



Today marks the first day of The Ton's September release! We have so many elegant and fantastically versatile sets to showcase for you over the next few days... 23 to be exact! AND new sequins!  All new products are NOW AVAILABLE!!! If you spend over $75, Effie has created a beautiful new Couture Mix called Hazelnut Kisses that will be included in your order. If you spend over $100, Effie will include our 2x3 Layered Christmas Poinsettia mini stamp into your order as a free gift with your purchase. The incentive stamp will be included in your order until supplies last. This does not apply to prior purchases. Over the next several days, the Design Team will be giving you some fantastic inspiration, both for holiday and every day occasions. Today, we are showcasing Fresh Cut Garden Roses, Fresh Cut Garden Roses Outlines, Scripty Greetings, Scripty Holiday Greetings, Thankful Cornucopia, Dog Life, and the Christmas Poinsettia incentive set. Let's get started! 


For my first project, I couldn't wait to break into those fantastic new roses... The original Fresh Cut Roses set is stunning, but definitely has a more stylized, artistic feel. These roses are a touch more realistic in their shading. I love that Effie has given us the outlines, as well, because you all know how I love to color flowers. :) Those will be coming at a later date, I can assure you. 



I started by stamping all of the roses from Fresh Cut Garden Roses using Hollywood Star, Cosmopolitan Pink, and Pink Derby inks, then stamping the foliage using Bright Emerald, Hot Tourmaline, and Ocean Teal inks. The combination of that deep pink and luscious teals make my heart go pitter patter. I fussy cut them, (but you could use the coordinating dies) then added my sentiment from Scripty Greetings (a must-have set if ever there was one... so gorgeous and so many uses) on a rectangular card stock panel using Ocean Teal. I double stamped it with teal using my MISTI, then added clear holographic embossing powder over the top to really make it sparkle. 


Before adhering my flowers behind my sentiment panel, I decided I needed a bit more sparkle to tie into the sparkly embossing powder on the sentiment, so I added two strips of the Glossy Transparent Glitter paper to the bottom 1/4 of the card front. I popped up the sentiment panel, then adhered my flowers behind it using scor-tape. 

For my next project, I pulled out Dog Life. I have several friends who have dogs that they consider family, and so it's always good to have a pet sympathy card on hand, just in case. The sweet sentiment and adorable expressions on the pups' faces make this set an adorable addition to The Ton's lineup. 


I started by heat embossing one of the pups and some angel wings onto watercolor paper using silver embossing powder. I colored him with Zig markers, adding some Spectrum Noir shimmer pen to the wings, then fussy cutting them. I knew I wanted to create a kind of angelic halo around him, so I first heat embossed the sentiment (isn't that sentiment just precious?) at the bottom of a rectangular panel to ground the image, then used my Clarity Stencil Brushes and Blue Diamond ink to create an angelic halo behind where I wanted to adhere the pup. I used some Post It notes to mask over the sentiment, then used the Bokeh Burst Round stamped with silver ink to complete the angelic halo. 


For the card base, I used Crystal Pewter and Smokey Quartz inks to stamp the little doggy footprints and bones to create my own patterned paper to add a little interest to the background. I popped up the sentiment panel to add some more dimension and, for a final touch, added a touch of Glossy Accents to the pup's little black nose. Gotta make it authentic. 

The next card showcases Thankful Cornucopia. I'm not one to send out Thanksgiving cards, normally, but this set definitely changes my mind on that one... Look at the detail! Incredible! I love those chalkboards all over Pinterest, the ones that have little touches of color everywhere... I tried to emulate that in a sort of "black magic" technique, but as I am lacking in colored pencils, I had to make do with a white colored pencil and some colored sparkly gel pens. 


I began by heat embossing that stunning cornucopia image onto a black card base. I then used a white Prismacolor pencil, a white gel pen, and a chalk marker that I found in my stash to add in shading and depth. After I had added the shading, I wanted some more depth and variation, so I used some sparkly gelly pens that I have had for ages on the corn, sunflowers, and leaves. I also went back in with a White Wink of Stella and colored the pumpkins. 


I decided it needed more dimension, so I used my White Prismacolor pencil and my T-ruler to add a frame around the edge of the card base. Simple, but effective. For the greeting, I used the "so thankful and grateful" sentiment and banner from Thanksgiving Cornucopia, heat embossed them onto black cardstock, fussy cut it, and popped it up. Totally flat and easily mailed. Love that. 


My last project is a simple little tag made with the darling incentive set that Effie is giving away to customers who spend $100. The little layered poinsettias are a perfect size for gift tags. I stamped the bottom layer in Lofty Mint, then heat embossed the second layer with some sparkly teal embossing powder. The leaves were stamped with Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline inks. I fussy cut everything, stamped the included greeting on a strip of pale gray card stock, then created the tag base. I cut 1/4" strips of Silver Foil, laid them on a panel of bright aqua card stock, then die cut it at an angle using the Square Stitched dies. I created a little hanger by folding another strip of pale gray card stock in half and adhering the bottom part of it to the stitched square. 


Leave a comment on The Ton blog on each day of Release Week (1-4) for a chance to win one of four $25 gift codes to the shop. There are additional $10 gift code giveaways that you can also win by leaving comments on the Design Team member blogs on each day of Release Week, so there are an additional 7 gift codes up for grabs! The comment period for the Daily Release and DT Giveaways will close on Thursday, September 29 at 11:59 PM. Winners will be chosen at random and announced thereafter. Be sure to comment on all of the blogs to have the maximum chances to win!

Well, that's all for me today! We have lots more in store for you, so stay tuned! Have a great day, friends! 


28 comments:

  1. Loving the black & white cornucopia!

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  2. The doggie with the wings is SO adorable and the colors used, totally love it! I really like how you did the cornucopia. Thanks for sharing

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  3. Love your cards! They are all so striking! Love that little angel doggie.

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  4. Just fabulous , I must adopt these pups 😂😂

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  5. Love your cards. That doggie with the wings is so beautiful!!!

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  6. Wonderful cards and so many different techniques and styles you used!

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  7. Wonderful cards and so many different techniques and styles you used!

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  8. I LOVE the look of the white cornucopia on the black paper!!! And the color of your roses...fabulous!!!

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  9. All your cards are wonderful. Right now, I have Christmas spirit; I love the tag with the glitter layer. What a great set Effie is offering.

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  10. Oh wow! Beautiful cards and colours!!!

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  11. These are all beautiful! The card with the doggie on it is just so sweet and touching too. I love it!

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  12. Oh my goodness, that black on white cornucopia is stunning! The others are lovely, too

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  13. Gorgeous cards! Love that sweet pup and your pretty, soft coloring!

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  14. Terrific job on
    all of your cards.
    Beautiful coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  15. Beautiful variety of cards/tag with these new products! My fave is the floral birthday card.

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  16. Wow, beautiful cards, love them all - the chalkboard cornucopia is amazing!

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  17. Wow, beautiful cards, love them all - the chalkboard cornucopia is amazing!

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  18. Whoa!! These cards are just amazing!! Wow! Wow!!

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  19. I am really enjoying this new release! Your cards are fabulous. :D

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  20. I am really enjoying this new release! Your cards are fabulous. :D

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  21. I love all your cards. That doggy stamp makes me cry but it's so sweet to give to someone who has lost their furbaby. The black and white cornucopia blew me away. I'm sitting here wondering where to get a white chalk marker. I so want to do this! Also, I love the colors on the poinsettia card. All are just beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful cards, I especially love your adorable doggie and your cornucopia. Gorgeous work!

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  23. Gorgeous works of art. I really love the chalk cornucopia ... so unique & stunning.

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  24. Love that black cards so unique. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  25. Awesome cards, the little dog is so cute!

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  26. MAGICAL cards and tag - WOW - LOVE them ALL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your STUNNING INKY INSPIRATION :)

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  27. Oh my gosh!! 4 stunning cards!! Your pet sympathy is so sweet with the angel wings! The black background on the Cornucopia is my fav!

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