Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome back for our Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the new products and inspiration this week by the team.  This week we released 18 new stamps (including 2 exclusive incentive stamps), 13 dies and 14 Couture Mixes.  Everything is available in our shop now except our incentive products which will be available in May.

 

 

For our Spring 2017 Release, we have three new gifts with purchases that you can obtain in your order. This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until April 15 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order.
Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Guava Sparkle Couture Mix
Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Sunflower Cluster Mini Stamp (and Guava Sparkle Mix)
Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Peony Cluster Mini Stamp (and Sunflower Cluster Mini Set and Guava Sparkle Couture Mix).

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We have more eye candy in store for you today by our team and some super special guests who are helping us celebrate this release!

  1. The Ton <—- You are here
  2. Brenda Noelke
  3. Svitlana Shayevich
  4. Lisa Harrolle
  5. Chris Dayton
  6. Miriam Prantner
  7. Janette Kausen
  8. Justine Hovey
  9. Laura Jane Head
  10. Amy Kolling
  11. Tae Eun Yoo
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Eunji Jung
  14. Isha Gupta
  15. Jenny Yamasaki
  16. Kay Miller
  17. Vera Yates
  18. Stephanie Klauck
  19. Emily Midgett
  20. Taheerah Atchia
  21. Mayline Jung
  22. Laura Sterckx
  23. Laurel Beard

tropical wildflowers

For my card today, I went all out with our new wildflower stamps: Wishful Wildflowers,  Wildflower Banner and Modern Labels.

I started off by gold heat embossing the four corners of my card panel with the large floral portion of the Wildflower Banner stamp.  Then I heat embossed the individual blooms from our Wishful Wildflowers in the same gold powder. Next I colored in all the blooms with the same yellow and orange zig markers (50 Yellow, 52 Bright Yellow, 57 Orange). For my foliage I chose a minty green (No 45 Pale Green) which gave it more of a tropical look (which was not something that I was expecting but was pleasantly surprised at).

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Next I heat embossed my Modern Label and sentiment.  When all the embossing and coloring was complete, I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.  Before I assembled everything onto my panel, I added stitching to the edges of my colored panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles die (large) set. Then I popped up the label in the center of my colored panel and then created clusters with my individual wildflowers at the top and bottom edges of my label.

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For my next two cards, I white heat embossed our Peony Crush background stamp on a watercolor panel and watercolored with color bursts. However my technique for the card shown on the right utilized a different technique.  My video shows how I made the card on the right.

For the card shown on the right: After I heat embossed the background image,  I started painting the peonies with my color burst powders. I started off by wetting the area I was planning on painting on first with water. Then I dropped a little bit of color (Peony color burst) onto the wet areas.

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Once I finished watercoloring my panel, I set it aside to dry. While that was drying, I white heat embossed my You’ve Got sentiment (from our new Mini Mail set) onto black cardstock and then cut it out to create a sentiment panel. Next I used our Pretty Mail word plate to die cut the bottom portion of my panel.

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Next I adhered some Turquoise Foil Adhesive Paper underneath the window onto a cardbase and then adhered the watercolor panel onto the base with our strong double sided adhesive.  I popped up my black sentiment piece above my die cut Pretty Mail and that completes my card!

That’s all from me today! I hope you enjoyed my cards and hope you’ll hop along with us. Before you leave here, this is a reminder that there are more giveaways today!

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAYS:
Five $25 gift certificates to our shop will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton’s Blog Hop post here. The comment period will close on Monday, April 10th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter here.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and videos! Your next stop on our Hop is the fabulous Brenda!

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143 thoughts on “Spring 2017 Release Blog Hop

  1. Tam says:

    Very pretty card and I like the fact you used color burst in your palette instead of on the card. I have only used mine one time because I hate putting them on the paper.

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  2. Tanner Alina says:

    I love to heat emboss flowers stamps and color with Zig markers and this new release just makes me dream about these stamps hopfully next month ill buy them.They are sooo cute.

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  3. Diane says:

    That Floral Pretty Mail card is spectacular! Thank you for sharing, I need to try a few of those color bursts! 🌸💕💕

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  4. Sandy N. says:

    This has been a terrific release. It will be difficult trying to decide what to purchase. I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful projects the design team created.

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  5. Giada says:

    Love your videos, Effie! Your cards are amazing, especially the first one – you used “gold” in an elegant and unique way. Beautiful release!

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  6. Elise S. says:

    Oh wow! I am speechless! Your cards are simply stunning. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the DT has created 🙂

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  7. Anne Sturgeon says:

    My first visit to The Ton. Thanks to Kay Miller… what a beautiful bunch of floral cards. I like your style very much. Thanks for the intro and for a chance to win an awesome prize.

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  8. Melissa Friedrich says:

    Gorgeous cards, love to watch you watercolor especially with the Zigs but the color burst palette you made looks fun and very pretty too!

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  9. Paula Fantroyal says:

    iIAM A NEWBIE. I want to launch out into the deep in learning. The directions are excellent. Retired and would love assistance with supplies.

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  10. Monique C. says:

    I love all the new stamps and older ones too! Sooo many pretty goodies like new sequins and adhesive foil?!?! I want it all! LOL, thanks for all the great inspiration! =)

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  11. Mirella ROGAN says:

    I love blog hops, thank you for organising such a fun event full of inspiration! I love all the cards you’ve shared (together with the team) over the last few days – the new release is awesome! What you’ve shared today is so lovely, too! ❤

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  12. D.Ann C says:

    Love the coloring on your cards and the 3d effects! Another fabulous release that fills up my wishlist and the hop provided oodles of fabulously gorgeous eye candy!!

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