Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome back for our Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed seeing all the new products and inspiration this week by the team.  This week we debuted 24 new stamps (including 3 exclusive incentive stamps), 19 dies, 1 Couture Mix and 6 Backdrop Boards.  Everything is available in our shop now except our incentive products which will be available in July (and our Poppy and Sunflower Border dies which will be available around 6/15).

For our Summer 2017 Release, we have four new gifts with purchase (GWPs) 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 June 22 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive products will automatically be added to qualified orders.

  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Summer Soiree Couture Mix
  • Spend $100 or more: Receive a 2×3 Floral Mini Banner Stamp (and Summer Soiree Mix)
  • Spend $150 or more: Receive a 2×3 Anemone Cluster Mini Stamp (and Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Watercolor Bouquet Set (and an Anemone Cluster Mini stamp, Floral Mini Banner Stamp and Summer Soiree Mix).

For our mega hop today, here is the list of super talented participants:

  1. The Ton <—– You are here!
  2. Laura Sterckx
  3. Tae Eun Yoo
  4. Laurel Beard
  5. Mayline Jung
  6. Svitlana Shayevich
  7. Emily Midgett
  8. Dana Gong
  9. Vera Yates
  10. Svetlana Pavlova
  11. Eunji Jung
  12. Amy Tsuruta
  13. Laura Jane Head
  14. Justine Hovey
  15. Sveta Fotinia
  16. Janette Kausen
  17. Marika Rahtu
  18. Jenny Lee Yamasaki
  19. Amy Kolling
  20. Lisa Harrolle
  21. Lydia Fiedler
  22. Brenda Noelke
  23. Olga Matyushevskaya
  24. Chris Dayton
  25. Anna Kutsenko
  26. Kay Miller

Let’s get started with my projects for today!

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Photo taken against our Bokeh White Backdrop Board

For my first project, I heat embossed our Anemone Bouquet, Marvelous Perfumes and Haute Stacks with our Rose Gold embossing powder. Then I proceeded to watercolor! For my bouquet, I watercolored the image with Color Burst Powders (Peony, Sap Green and Lemon Yellow). I used Cerulean Blue Color Bursts for the vase/bottle and Turquoise and Sap Green for the books.

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After I finished watercoloring, I heat embossed the banner and sentiment in the same rose gold powder.  Then I added Prussian Blue watercolor shading to my banner. Once everything was colored, I die cut everything with their coordinating dies.

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Next I clear heat embossed our Anemone Garden background stamp onto navy cardstock. For a bit more interest, I added stitching to the edges with our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) die set. Lastly, I popped everything up onto my navy embossed panel and added our Clear Dew Drops around my bouquet in 7mm and 5mm sizes.

mountain hop

Photo taken against our Gray Stone Backdrop Board

For my next card, I created a sunset mountain scene with florals in the foreground.  I started off by stamping our new layered Mountains set with our Crystal Pewter Collection Inks. Then I fussy cut the mountain – at the time of the video, I had to fussy cut because I did not have the dies yet but they are available now!

Next I heat embossed two Summer Blooms in our Rose Gold embossing powder and watercolored them with Color Bursts (Peony, Gamboge/Marigold and Sap Green/Prussian Blue).  Next I die cut the florals using the coordinating die.

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Then I watercolored my sunset on separate watercolor paper.  I used Gamboge, Cerulean Blue and Prussian Blue Color Bursts. I had to make sure I didn’t blend the Gamboge and Cerulean Blue too much because I did not want a green sky.

After my sky was completely dried, I ended up trimming the top of my sky panel because there was not enough of the golden portion of the sunset peeking through the mountains. After I trimmed the sky, I added blended some True Navy Dye Ink to the top edge of the sky panel for more depth.  This gave me a nice gradation from gold to deep blue.

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Then I assembled my card by adhering the sky panel onto a heavyweight cardbase. I used our strong Double Sided Adhesive since my sky panel warped after I applied my heat gun to it to speed up the drying process. Next I popped up the mountain with a single layer of foam tape. I then popped the peonies up with a double layer of foam tape. Then I trimmed all the excess floral bits from the edges of my card. I finalized my card by adding Glass Slippers sequins for shine.

GIVEAWAYS

Three $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 here. The comment period will close on Monday, June 12th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on our blog. **Gift certificates can only be applied to The Ton stamps, dies and gilding categories.

That’s all from me today!  I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and videos! Your next stop on our Hop is the sweet and amazing Laura!

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137 thoughts on “Summer 2017 Release Blog Hop

  1. Nancy R. says:

    What a terrific release. Beautiful florals, great images for masculine cards, majestic scenery, and some fun and playful stamps and dies too. Both of your cards today are gorgeous. Love how you mixed sets to create artistic and beautiful scenes.

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  2. Renee Drew says:

    Oh, my, all these new releases are SO tempting! The gifts with purchase make it all even more tempting. What a fun dilemma!

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  3. Barb Macaskill says:

    Such breathtaking cards! I am so in love with the stamps and dies in this release and the designers have created such breathtaking and elegant works of art using them! I have a huge wishlist and can’t wait to be able to purchase and use them! Thank you for letting me be a part of this beautiful and awe inspiring journey!

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  4. Diane Napolitano says:

    I’ve been a stamper for years and have never heard of your company until now. I can’t tell you how much I loved the blog hop which not only introduced me to your stamp line, but also the designers shared so many techniques I’m excited to try 🙂

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  5. Lorie Rask says:

    How lovely! I loved the cards made with the Peony stamp and The Wave stamps. It was grand fun seeing what the different artists did with the same stamp. So much talent.

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  6. Debby says:

    I love the City Girls: book life stamp, and I would love to see more of those. How about Beach Girls with umbrellas, totebags, books, and a chsise lounge? Would also love an Artist Girls or Knitting Girls set! 🙂

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  7. Patt H. says:

    Wow, no one does flowers like The Ton! The stamps are amazing & the DT examples are always so perfectly colored. I love them all!

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  8. Susan Nichols says:

    What a beautiful release! I just recently made my first “The Ton” purchase as I was looking for sequin mixes and yours were beautiful. I am so glad I did. Such a talented group of bloggers on this hop! Really showcased the gorgeous Anenome stamp sets!

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  9. Nicole B says:

    What a great release! There are so many things I want! Give me all the flowers! And the layered wave stamp?! Awesome! This is perfect for those masculine cards we all struggle with. Awesome, awesome awesome release! I need to finalize my purchase asap before it sells out!

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  10. Laurie says:

    The background on your first card (the embossing on the blue) is gorgeous! Love, love, love it!
    Can’t wait to check out the rest of the release!

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