Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome back for our Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed all of the inspiration this week by our team. For this release, we debuted 24 new stamps, 19 dies and 6 Couture Mixes!  Everything is available in our shop now except our incentive products which will be available next month.

For our Fall 2017 Release, we have three 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 September 21 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 (they will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them).

  • Spend $75 or more: Receive a free pack of our new Sugar Cookie Couture Mix;
    Spend $125 or more: Receive a 2×3 Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp (and Sugar Cookie Mix);
  • Spend $200 or more: Receive a 3×4 Good Tidings Cluster Set (and a Christmas Mini Cluster Stamp and Sugar Cookie Mix).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**

We are so excited for you to hop along with us to celebrate this release!

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

For today, I have two cards and videos to share! Let’s start!

blue magnolias

Photo taken against our 12x12in White Marble Backdrop Board

For my first card, I used our new Magnolia Fields cling background stamp.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing the stamp onto an A2 sized watercolor panel.  Next, I painted each magnolia a soft cerulean blue using Ken Oliver Color Bursts to give my florals a nice base color. Then I added three layers of shading to the larger magnolia images using my zig markers (No 36 Light Blue, No 31 Cobalt Blue, No 32 Persian Blue).

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For the smaller florals, I only added the first layer of shading.

blue magnolias 4

Once my florals were complete, I watercolored the background/negative space with a deep Prussian Blue color burst. As I set the panel aside to dry, I created my banner sentiment using our Basic Banners and coordinating die. I only partially embossed the banner because I knew I would be cutting off the right half of it. I didn’t want to use the entire banner because I wanted to change up the way I used this set.

blue magnolias 5

Prior to popping up my banner onto my painted panel, I added stitching to the edges of my painted panel using the largest die in our Double Stitched Rectangles (large) die set. Once the sentiment was popped up, I trimmed the excess which left me with a half banner with great interest. Then I added some shading with watercolor onto my banner to give it a bit of dimension. Lastly, I popped up my panel onto a side folding A2 card and then embellished it with 7mm and 5mm Clear Dew Drops.

nutcracker scene

For my next card, I created a festive scene using our Holiday Ballet set.

I started off by stamping my nutcracker and ballet figures on cardstock with our copic friendly Caviar Hybrid Ink. Then I colored everything in with copic markers. For my ballerinas, I added white gel pen stippling/dots to give their outfits a faux glitter finish. Then I cut my figures out with my electric cutting machine (although dies are available now, I did not have them at the time of making this card). I set my figures aside and proceeded to build my scene.

nutcracker scene 2

For my scene, I started off by stamping our Mountains on a horizontal A2 cardbase with our Pewter Collection Inks. Then I created a mask for my mountains and added shading (Miami Cool Dye Ink) behind them.  Next I stamped the second layer of our Mini Pine Tree multiple times across a separate piece of cardstock in our Everglade Moss Dye Ink.  Then I stamped the third layer of our Pine in our Hampton White Pigment Ink. I trimmed  my pine tree panel and fussy cut the top portion of my line of trees. Then I stamped the bottom portion of that panel with some more pigment ink so that I could heat emboss that area with white embossing powder for a snowy effect.

nutcracker scene 3

Once the heat embossing was finished, I stamped some trees from our Mountains set in our Noir Dye Ink behind my Pine Trees. Then I adhered my line of Pine Trees onto my mountain panel and then ran the entire panel through my big shot machine with the largest die in our double stitched rectangles to add stitching to the edges. Next I stamped the sentiment (Noir Dye Ink), snowflakes (Dusty Blues Collection) and tiny stars (Dusty Blues Collection) in the background. Once the scene was complete, I popped up my figures with dimensional foam tape.


Three new release stamps will be given away to random commenters from the hop participant blogs. To qualify, you must leave a comment on here on this post. Each comment you leave on the hop participant blogs will increase your chances of winning a giveaway.  The comment period will close on Monday, September 11th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on our blog soon after.

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




103 thoughts on “Fall 2017 Release Blog Hop

  1. desperatehousewifecraft says:

    A little late in joining in the party as I was celebrating my own… 😉 but Congratulations on the new release! Your first card me gasping with sheer pleasure 😜 as it is simply gorgeous! Your 2nd card is too cute too! Thanks for the inspiration and the videos Effie. Cheers, Gwendolyn


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