Good morning!!!! This week marks The Ton Stamps's second anniversary, and boy oh boy, do we have a week chock full of excitement for you! 29 stamp designs. 7 Couture sequin mixes. AND we are debuting a brand new Challenge Blog for you all to play along with! See, I told you this week was going to be exciting! Today, we are debuting ten new stamp sets:
Beautiful Butterflies 1, 2, 3
Brushed Love, Hugs, You
Dahlia Close Up
The New Pretty
For The Ton's 2017 Anniversary, Effie has released 29 new stamp designs and 7 new couture mixes! There are several exclusive* 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 January 19 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one GWP (Gift With Purchase) package per customer.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2x3 Flutter Mini Stamp (and Cotton Candy Puff Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 3x4 Lone Poppy Set (and Flutter Mini Set and Cotton Candy Puff Mix).
*You may be able to find these GWPs at your international retailer. These GWP items will NOT be available at any other U.S. retailer.
For today's projects, I've focused on the new Oscar and Oscar Superlatives, Brushed You, The New Pretty, and Beautiful Butterflies 1 and 2. Let's get started!
For my first card, I simply heat embossed the middle layer of the clever new Oscar set using gold glitter embossing powder onto some black card stock. I heat embossed the greeting (these new Oscar and Oscar Superlatives sets are great for guy cards!) using white embossing powder. I trimmed it down, added some strips of gold glitter paper to the edges of the card base, some white strips of card stock along the edge of the main panel, and popped it up with some dimensional adhesive. Simple, but most guys don't notice all of those details, anyway! :)
For my next project, I used the pretty Brushed You sentiment with some Distress Inks to create a hand-lettered look on my next project! I used my MISTI to double stamp the large "you" from Brushed You onto some watercolor card stock, then ran over it with a wet paintbrush, smoothing out the rougher, splotchy areas and adding more ink where necessary. It looks like I watercolored it myself, right? Love it!
For the flowers, I used the same Distress Inks to do some no-line coloring... I stamped the poppies from Fresh Cut Poppies Outline in various shades of blue (did you know that poppies come in a huge variety of colors? Go search Pinterest! I was amazed! I thought they only came in red and yellow!) then tapped my Distress Ink pads onto an acrylic block to add the shading and dimension. I trimmed down the bottom, then added a strip of teal foil to the bottom of my card base to add a little extra pop of turquoise. Loving these Brushed sets!
My next project is one that I sneaked in my blog post for yesterday's release... I used two of the new Beautiful Butterflies sets (1 and 2) and the The New Pretty sentiment set. I started by embossing that encouraging greeting from The New Pretty set in silver onto some Bristol card stock. Next, I used Rose Quartz, Blue Diamond, and Soft Amethyst inks to blend a pretty, ethereal background over the embossed sentiment.
Now, for the butterflies. I used the outline images from Beautiful Butterflies 1 and 2 to heat emboss them onto some vellum using holographic embossing powder. I then fussy cut them all out and placed them in a cascade down the front of my card, popping a few of them up using clear dimensional adhesive. A few sequins from the new sequins mix debuted yesterday, Princess Glam, finished it off.
For each Release Day (1 through 4), The Ton is giving away a $50 gift certificate! So there are four $50 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.One stamp set of choice for 7 commenters from each of the Design Team member blogs during Release Week (Days 1-4).
The comment period for all giveaways will close on Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter.
Well that's all for me today! Don't forget to check out the new Challenge Blog and enter your own fabulous projects!