Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/20

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Hello everyone and welcome back for the second Anniversary Release Mini Hops! I hope you enjoyed seeing all of the new products and inspiration this week by the team and our special guests from yesterday.  This week we released 23 new stamps, coordinating and standalone word dies, 9 new Couture Mixes and additional gilding.  Everything is available in our shop now!

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For this special release, we have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle A+B+C). This promotion does not apply to prior purchases***. The threshold amount is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until January 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per order. No coupon code needed. All incentive prducts 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 $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet set;
  • Spend $250 or more: Receive our Peony Notes Bundle (A+B+C) (and a Daisy Duet set).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**
  • ***If you placed an order for our Smooched or XOXO set in the last few weeks, we will combine that order amount to your new order for a total qualifying threshold amount. Please include your original order number (the order that included Smooched or XOXO Mini) in the notes of your new order.
  • Coordinating dies for these sets are also available now.

If you’re joining us today for the first time during our Release Week, head on over to Days 1, 2and 3 for a more in depth look at our new products!

Today’s mini hop includes:

  1. The Ton —–> You are here
  2. Brenda Noelke
  3. Amy Kolling
  4. Jenny Lee Yamasaki

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For today’s project, I used our new Daisy Duet set. This 4×6 set features two daisies for a large stamped impression making it a really great image to practice coloring on.

Be sure to follow us on YouTube for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!

I started off by heat embossing the large image onto watercolor paper (Canson XL 140lb) using our Rose Gold Embossing Powder. Then I watercolored the image using Color Burst powders. For the petals, I used a combination of Fuchsia and Merlot. I also added a darker red to add shading to my daisy petals. I combined several hues to obtain the dark red shade but I cannot recall what I mixed… Sorry!!

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Here is a WIP photo of daisies. I had worked on a similar piece a few days ago with a different background color.

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For the leaves, I use a mixture of Lime Green and Terre Vert Color Bursts. I also added a bit of Gamboge to add a bit of warmth to my background. Once I finished painting my image and background, I cut out a mask on printer paper for my daisies using the coordinating die. I temporarily adhered it to my painted image and splattered on some Fuchsia watercolor to the area surrounding my daisies.

Next, I stamped the sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink and trimmed my panel to 5.5 x 4 inches. I took a top folding horizontal A2 cardbase and adhered Rose Gold Burnished Foil Tape to the top and bottom edges for a gilded look. Then I adhered my painted panel onto the base and lastly adhered our Clear Rhinestones as embellishments.

I hope you all liked my card! Be sure to join us back here tomorrow (and everyday until January 26) to continue celebrating our Third Anniversary!


For each day of our Third Anniversary blog hop festivities (1/19 to 1/26), we’re giving away a stamp set of choice to a lucky commenter. To qualify, you must leave a comment on each blog stop for the respective giveaway day for which you are entering. The comment period for all giveaways closes on January 28, 5pm EST. 

Thanks for joining us today! You’re next stop is the amazing Brenda!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our third mini hop with giveaways!


Remember our challenge for the month of January! Cue Word: CHEERS


87 thoughts on “Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/20

  1. Annalisa says:

    Ooo, that rose gold embossing powder is delightful, and it works so well with the beautiful fuchsia/merlot flowers that you made! And like the day before, I haven’t seen people working with color bursts much, so it’s really fun to watch you paint and see the amazing results you’re getting!


  2. ambecoming says:

    So beautiful! I love florals, and I especially love these that cover a large part of the card front. You have done a magnificent job. I promise to be back for the video (racing to the deadline finish!)–I want to see everything. I hate doing it in such a rush, but I am keeping a list so I don’t miss anything! Thank you so much for this lovely example and for hosting this hop. And Happy Anniversary if I haven’t said it yet!


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