Summer 2016 Release – Day 1

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Hello and welcome everyone to Day 1 of our Summer 2016 Release!  We are so excited to introduce 15 new stamps, 14 new inks and several Couture Mixes this week.  As usual, we’ll  have a wonderful gallery of inspiration from our amazing design team here each day until Wednesday, June 15 when everything will be available for purchase at our shop.  Then we’ll have a fabulous blog hop with some super special guests on Thursday, June 16.

Each design team member has also set up personal blog posts with more details on their projects for each card for each Release Day so be sure to check out their posts as well!

We have some fun giveaways for our release so be sure to make it to the end of our post for more details 🙂

Let’s get started!

We have two fabulous new Couture Mixes to share with you today: Starstruck and Just a Dream.

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Now for our stamps! We have five new stamps debuting today.  First up, we have our Always Cherry Blossoms clear stamp set.

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Always Cherry Blossoms, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

This is a wonderful cluster (no need for masking!) stamp set of beautiful blooming cherry blossoms. The set comes with 5 additional separate blooms so you can stamp the florals individually.  This set is perfect for coloring with different mediums.

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Wild Cherry Blossoms, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set

Our Wild Cherry Blossoms set is a versatile set containing solid and outline images of beautiful cherry blossom blooms.  You can create your own custom scene with this set.  This is a great set for coloring and/or stamping!  The blossoms in this set are slightly larger than the blooms in our Always Cherry Blossoms set. 

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Cherry Blossom Garden, 6×6 Red Rubber Background Cling Stamp

Our new Cherry Blossom Garden background stamp is a new addition to our Garden Series background stamps.  This gorgeous print follows the rest of our Garden cling stamps with a gorgeous interplay of solid and outline blooms.

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Graceful Rose, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set – Designed by Eunji Jung

Our next set is a gorgeous and Graceful Rose, designed by our very own Eunji.  This oversize beautiful bloom is perfect for coloring with your favorite mediums!

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Lucky Tulip, 4×6 Clear Stamp Set – Designed by Eunji Jung

Our final set for the day was also designed by the fabulous Eunji.  Our new oversized Lucky Tulip is gorgeous and comes with four different and versatile sentiments.

I hope you loved these five sets!  Now without further ado, please enjoy the gallery of amazing inspiration by our talented design team!

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First up is Emily’s card!  She created a gorgeous watercolored card with our Cherry Blossom Garden background stamp.  That subtle blue wash makes the gold embossed blossoms pop!13323705_10154269543244216_2359373130543957409_o

Next up is Vera’s beautifully colored card also created with our Cherry Blossom Garden background stamp.  Her shading takes the background print to another level!13346118_949598511805213_2079785578788569406_o

Next is Eunji’s striking watercolored card created with our new Always Cherry Blossoms and Cherry Blossom Garden as a subtle backdrop.

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Eunji’s next card is a fabulous and colorful shaker created with our Wild Cherry Blossoms and Wild Mini Florals.  The two toned cherry blossoms with the blue leaves create such a cool background!13416802_1610494605930952_3889866132506888762_o

Mayline’s card is a similar background with gorgeous and brighter colors created with our Wild Cherry Blossoms.  Doesn’t this card remind you of spring?

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Next is my card created with our Wild Cherry Blossoms.  I stamped the blossoms in our Rose Quartz and Ballet Slippers dye ink; the branch in Aspen Cocoa dye ink; and the leaves in our Soft Garden dye ink.  Then I heat embossed the stamens and sentiment.  Next I shaded in the blossoms using one pink metallic color pencil. I also added shading to the branch and leaves. For the finishing touch, I added some Glossy Fine Gold Glitter adhesive paper to the top edge of my card base.

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I’ll be uploading a tutorial on how I colored these blossoms on our Youtube channel in the near future! Make sure to subscribe to our channel so you don’t miss it!

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Mayline’s next card is so pretty with her coral and red cherry blossoms created with our Always Cherry Blossoms set.  She created such a busy and beautiful background with the cluster stamp in this set! 13415679_770266114178_7609628271421487742_o

Emily’s nontraditional take on the colors of her cherry blossoms in this next card is absolutely swoon worthy!  Her purple and silver card created with our Always Cherry Blossoms is genius. The purple foil tape at the edge of her base adds a gorgeous finishing touch to the card. 13415686_1610494615930951_8575833140921735045_o

Mayline’s next card uses some beautiful no-line watercoloring techniques to create an beautiful and abstract project with our Always Cherry Blossoms13416761_924464499384_3105847936269749074_o

Jessica’s next card created with our Always Cherry Blossoms is so pretty and summery! 13433106_949598405138557_4653538288556589793_o

Eunji’s next card create with our Always Cherry Blossoms is graphic and gorgeous.

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Next up is my card which I created using our Always Cherry Blossoms.  I stamped the cluster and individual blossoms on black cardstock using our Hampton White Pigment Ink.  Then I colored in the florals and leaves using colored pencils.  Next, I adhered some Glossy Black sequins.  For the finishing touch, I added strips of Glossy Black Glitter adhesive paper to the edges of my cardbase.

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Eunji’s next card created with our Graceful Rose is a dramatic piece of watercolored art.  13415637_770266139128_8598849295575084814_o

Emily’s next card created with our Lucky Tulip is beautiful with her deep color contrasts.  That Geometric Lattice die is the perfect backdrop for her amazing tulip. 13415425_1610494602597619_7307350421225949662_o

Mayline’s next card created with our Lucky Tulip is simple but super pretty.  Her combination of sentiments as a backdrop with her Label sentiment create a perfect statement. 13320416_922561233544_7368072549004702893_o

Jessica’s next card is a bright and beautiful watercolored card created with our Lucky Tulip set. That strip of black glitter tape finishes the card off wonderfully!13412129_1768361116715773_4262033398307408819_o

Ruby’s next card is a watercolored wonder with an amazing pink and yellow contrast created with our Lucky Tulip set. 13416751_949598418471889_1169519199766490744_o

Eunji’s next card, created with our Lucky Tulip set, keeps with her dramatic watercoloring style. Bold and beautiful!

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Next is my Lucky Tulip card. I channeled my inner Eunji for this one 😉  First, I heat embossed the floral and sentiment using Rose Gold Embossing Powder.  Then, I watercolored the tulip and leaves using Colorburst watercolor powders.  Next, I painted the background with black and turquoise hued bursts. Then I added some stitching around the edges using the larges die in our Double Stitched Square dies – the final card is 5×5.  Then, I finished the card by adhering some Glass Slippers sequinstulip213308214_10154269563514216_3598495224565315737_o

Last but not least is Vera’s card. She created a lovely light blue floral with our Lucky Tulip in that gorgeous soft style that she has.  That strip of black glitter tape adds a beautiful finishing touch.

Thank you all for joining us on Day 1 of our Summer 2016 Release!  I hope you are all inspired by the team’s amazing work.  All of our new stamps, inks and mixes will be available for purchase on Wednesday, July 15 at 7am EST.

GIVEAWAYSWhat’s a release without giveaways? We have some fun daily giveaways to celebrate our new Release!

  • Daily Release Giveaways: We have three $15 gift codes for three commenters chosen at random for comments left on The Ton blog.  You can increase your chances of winning one of these gift codes by leaving comments on the Design Team blogs.
  • DT Daily Release Giveaways – We’ll have one $10 gift code for each DT member for comments left on their blogs during Days 1-3 of release week – That means an extra chance of winning an additional six $10 gift codes to the shop! You can check out there amazing work in more detail and leave additional comments to increase your chances of winning more gift codes.
  • **The comment period for the Daily Release and DT Daily Release giveaways will close on Friday, June 17, at 11:59pm.***

Be sure to join us tomorrow because we will be debuting six new stamps, more ink and Couture Mixes!  Thank you everyone for stopping by!!!

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106 thoughts on “Summer 2016 Release – Day 1

  1. kathystamps101 says:

    Effie I am soooo excited about this release. I’ve just started my collection of your inks and love them. Now I have so many more to save up for. What a wonderful challenge. I love your stamp sets also. They are not just clones of everything else on the market. So refreshing. Thank you for having a fresh look – repeatedly.

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  2. kathystamps101 says:

    I am soooo excited about this release. Such beautiful stamps and inks. The Lucky Tulips and Wild Cherry Blossoms are my favorite florals, love the ice cream and pineapple, dang I love them all. What’s a girl to do? Thanks for having and giving us a fresh look again and again.

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