Hello, everyone and welcome to our Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed our Release Week! We had so much introducing all of our new products to you this week: 15 new stamps, 13 new Couture Mixes and 14 new Couture Color Inks.
The festivities are not over yet because we have an amazing blog hop for you today packed with talented special guests and our awesome design team – a total of 15 stops!
- The Ton <—- You are here 🙂
- Vera Yates
- Amy Tsuruta
- Emily Midgett
- Lisa Harrolle
- Eunji Jung
- Laura Sterckx
- Mayline Jung
- Laurel Beard
- Jessica Frost Ballas
- Ruby Naz
- Stephanie Klauck
- Keeway Tsao
- Kymona Tracey
- Michelle Short
So for today, I made two cards to celebrate our Summer 2016 Release.
First up is my faux watercolored art print card created with our new Haute Stacks. This set might be my favorite of this entire release! I achieved the watercolor look by first inking up my stamp with the distress ink, spritzed some water and stamped on my watercolor panel. Then I took a water brush and proceeded to blend the color. I did this for each layer and for the stack of books. For my peonies, I used Spun Sugar for my first layer, Abandoned Coral for the second and Fired Brick for the third layer.
After I finished stamping my stack of books with a gray distress ink, I added some additional shading to some of the books with black watercolor paint. This gave the card the more artsy feel that I was aiming for. Next I die cut my panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangle dies. I finished the card by adhering some Glass Slippers sequins.
I started off by blending my card panel with our Cali Blue Dye Ink, Azurite Dye Ink and Soft Amethyst Dye ink. Then I heat embossed the fireworks display with our Rose Gold embossing powder and a silver glitter embossing powder.
Next I stamped the skyline at the base of my panel with our Noir Dye ink. I then stamped the Statue of Liberty and sentiment from our Vogue Skies over my skyline. Next I created a black border frame using the two largest dies from our Double Stitched Rectangle dies. This would serve as my shaker window. After I adhered the acetate under the frame, I filled up the window with our new Black Tie Affair Couture Mix. The card was complete after I closed up the window.
We also have some giveaways to celebrate our hop: Four $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters. You must comment on each hop participant blog to qualify for the giveaway. The comment period will close on Saturday, June 18 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter.
Thanks for checking out our hop post for today! Your next stop is Vera. Be sure to check out all of the other stops on the blog for some amazing inspiration for our Summer 2016 Release!