Welcome to Day 1 of our Spring 2016 Release!! I am so excited that this day is finally here! This release is a bit of a doozy because I could not stop designing and I’m too impatient to withhold the designs for a later release. So with that said, we have 22 new stamps (clear and cling) and several new Couture Mixes and sequin colors to show you throughout the week! For today, we’re revealing five stamps. All new products will be available for immediate purchase on Thursday, April 7 at 7am (EST).
We also have some daily giveaways so make sure you reach the bottom of the post for more details on this.
For our Gilding debut today, we have two new Couture Mixes and two new sequins colors.
Now for STAMPS!! We are showcasing two layering sets and three sentiment sets today.
Our Fresh Cut Tulips feature three tulip blooms, two leaves and a stem that are three steps each and one dainty vase. I based the design of this set on “broken” or “viral” tulips (google it!). I wanted to introduce a sexier and unique tulip to the crafting world so I couldn’t resist designing these. As usual, our Fresh Cut Tulips will come with a color printed layering guide 🙂
Our next featured set is our Hello Hummingbird!
Our new Hello Hummingbird is a seven step stamp set. I was a little anxious about designing this one because birds are a little out of my comfort zone. However, I decided to just go for it and love the final results! This stamps set will also come with a color printed layering guide.
Next up are our three new sentiment sets: Basic Labels, Family Labels and Basic Sentiments. I wanted to design some staple sentiment sets with classic fonts for our collection that could be used for any papercrafting occasion.
Now that you’ve seen the stamps, please enjoy the gallery of amazing inspiration by our Design Team! All design team members have prepared individual blog posts with more details on how they created their release cards and their supply lists.
Next up is my card! I gold heat embossed the second layer of the body of our hummingbird on some white cardstock. Then I stamped the focal hummingbird with our Couture Color Inks (Cocoa Collection, Soft Garden, Bright Fern, Hollywood Star and Cosmopolitan Pink) on separate cardstock. Next, I colored in the bird’s eye with a black pen. Then I fussy cut the little guy and popped it up on the center of our heat embossed panel. Next I gold heat embossed the sentiment on a banner which I created from black cardstock. Then I arranged the die cut flowers and foliage which was stamped from our Mini Wild Florals around my banner. I trimmed my embossed panel and adhered it onto a side folding black cardbase. I finished off the card with a mix of our Glass Slippers sequins.
Next up is another card I made using our Hello Hummingbird set and Morning Glory Garden Background Stamp. First I heat embossed the morning glory stamp on vellum with gold glitter embossing powder. Then I colored behind the vellum with copic markers and adhered the panel onto a side folding white cardbase. I then stamped my hummingbird with the same recipe as my previous card (above) on separate cardstock and fussy cut the bird. Next I popped the bird up onto my vellum panel. Next, I stamped the sentiment with our Cosmopolitan Pink Hybrid Ink and accented the sentiment flag with our Gold Glitter Adhesive Paper. I adhere the gold paper and sentiment flag together and popped it all up onto my panel.
Next up is my card where I repeatedly masked the tulips to stamp the entire panel. I started from the bottom to the top of the panel in various collection of inks (Peach Blossom, Coralline and Coral Cavern; Ruby Collection; Peony Collection; Orchid Collection; Crystal Garden Collection). Then I die cut the panel using the largest dies in our Stitched Rectangle dies. I gold heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock, fussy cut the sentiment, then popped it up with foam tape. Lastly, I adhered some sequins (Light Citrine, Call Me Maybe Red, Creme Brûlée) to my panel to finish the card.
For my last card, I repeatedly stamped the closed tulips to create a field of tulips on my panel. I used our Peony and Crystal Garden Collection Inks to stamp the panel. The sentiment is from a set which will debut tomorrow. I did stamp the sentiment with our Cosmopolitan Pink ink. Next, I trimmed the top portion of the panel to create a thin window where I adhered some silver glitter tape (which was adhered onto the cardbase). Lastly, I added some Glass Slipper sequins to polish off the card.
Eunji’s last card is colorful and bright with her boxed arrangements and Family labels.
I hope you all enjoyed the inspiration from our team today. For tomorrow, we have five clear sets debuting and if you like floral stamps, you won’t want to miss Day 2!
DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAY: Make sure to leave a comment on this post (and all subsequent Release posts this week – four altogether) to enter our Daily Release Giveaway! We are giving away four $15 gift codes to our shop. To qualify for the Daily Release Giveaway you must leave a comment here. You can increase your chances of winning by leaving additional comments on the design team member blogs. The comment period for the Daily Release Giveaway will end on Sunday, April 10 at 11:59pm and winners will be announced thereafter.
Here is a complete list of all of our team member blogs if you wanted to hop on over to check out more details on how they created their beautiful cards and leave them comments to increase your chances of winning our Daily Release Giveaway.
We also have a fun release blog hop on Friday, March 8 with more giveaways and some super special guests and design team members! See you all tomorrow!