Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/22

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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. For this release, 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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We have two free gifts with qualifying purchases: Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle. 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).

BOTH STAMPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE PURCHASE!

  • Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4×6 Daisy Duet set;
  • Spend $250 or more: Receive our Peony Notes Bundle (and a Daisy Duet set).
  • **There must be a new release stamp in your order to qualify for a GWP.**
  • 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. Amy Tsuruta
  3. Mayline Jung
  4. Maria Peters

For my projects today, I created four cards using our new Coming Up Daisies cluster stamp!

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Photo taken against our White Marble and Smooth White Wood Backdrop Boards

For my first card, I did some watercoloring with zig markers.

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

I started off by stamping the cluster image onto mixed media paper. I had a whole pad lying around so I decided to try watercoloring on this paper. I didn’t use too much water while painting this project so there was minimal warping even though the paper was somewhat light (lighter than cardstock!).

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For my daisies, I used Carmine and Wine Red Zig Markers. For my foliage, I used a combination of Emerald Green, Green and Marine Green Zig Markers. Once I finished painting my daisies, I stamped the sentiment in our Noir Dye Ink. Next I trimmed my panel and then adhered it onto a side folding A2 base. Lastly, I embellished my project using our delicate Clear Rhinestones.

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Photo taken against our White Marble and Smooth White Wood Backdrop Boards

For my next card, I used the large Coming Up Daisy cluster by embossing the corners of my watercolor panel. I embossed the cluster using our Rose Gold embossing powder. Then I loosely watercolored the images using my Holbein watercolors (Opera, Permanent Green #1 and Viridian Hue).

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

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Photo taken against our Smooth White Wood Backdrop Board

 

 

 

Once my panel was dry, I die cut the ornate window using our Modern Labels coordinating dies. I also added stitching to the edges of my panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large set. Next I heat embossed the sentiment (Painted Peonies) in our Rose Gold powder. I then adhered the die cut shape/label onto a side folding A2 base and popped up the painted panel. Lastly, I embellished my project using our Clear Dew Drops.

For my next two projects, I did some VERY loose watercoloring. I will be totally honest here: these two panels were originally stamped as testers! I had no intention of actually turning them into cards but they were on my desk and I really hate waste… I have so many bits and pieces of stamped images and unfinished panels on my desk that I have vowed to start finishing my projects as I go (even if it kills me!!).

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Photo taken against our White Marble and Smooth White Wood Backdrop Boards

So I grabbed this stamped panel (I originally stamped the image onto watercolor cardstock using our Noir Dye Ink). Then proceeded to watercolor with my Color Bursts. For this card, I used a combination of Tangerine, Cadmium Red, Gamboge, Sap Green and Yellow Ochre. Once I finished painting in the cluster, I created a mask of the image on printer paper using the coordinating die. Then I temporarily adhered my mask onto the image and proceeded to splatter Merlot Color Bursts on negative areas for interest.

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Once the panel was dry, I added stitching to my panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large set. Then, I stamped my sentiment onto dark gray cardstock using our Hampton White Pigment Ink. Lastly, I trimmed my sentiment tag and popped it up onto my finished project.

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Photo taken against our White Marble and Smooth White Wood Backdrop Boards

For my pink card, I used the same technique as the tangerine version. The only difference is the colors that I used. For this project, I used a combination of Peony, Sap Green and Terre Vert Color Bursts.

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

GIVEAWAYS

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.

  1. Blog Hop Day 1 (1/19)
  2. Blog Hop Day 2 (1/20)
  3. Blog Hop Day 3 (1/21)

Thanks for joining us today! You’re next stop is the super sweet and talented Amy!

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

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

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76 thoughts on “Third Anniversary Release Blog Hop – 1/22

  1. Annalisa says:

    I love this one stamp 4 ways kind of thing. You’re really encouraging me to try this looser, spatter look. If only I can give up the control! Another day of just beautiful cards. Thanks so much!

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  2. ambecoming says:

    Just beautiful! The stamps are wonderful, and the ways you have done them is so inspiring. I would love to color these! As you have shown, there are so many ways to do them, all beautiful! Thank you.

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  3. ambecoming says:

    Does Maria have a blog? I have tried multiple times and the link takes me to instagram, where I am not signed up, so I can’t comment there. Too bad. Can you relay my appreciation for her very lovely example.

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