OCTOBER 2017 RELEASE – DAY 3

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Hello and welcome back to the final day of our October 2017 Release! We are so excited to debut 11 new stamps and 10 coordinating dies for this release. If you’re joining us for the first time today, please note that we are doing things a bit differently for this release.  Our team has not made any cards for our Release Weekend as their stamps are on their way to them as we speak.  However, you will see their gorgeous creations at the end of the month where we will have a fun blog hop with prizes! For today, I have made several cards showcasing our Day 3 sets. We also have a giveaway so make sure to scroll down to see all the details.

****Our Fall 2017 GWP items are now available in our shop****

For this release, preorders are open now! Please note that shipping of all new release orders will begin to ship on Tuesday, October 10th.

We have one free gift with purchase over $100 dollars***(see below for additional GWP details).

PROMOTION: Our GWP (Gift with Purchase) for this release is our new 3×4 Daffodil Greetings set (die not included in promo but available for purchase separately). This promotion does not apply to prior purchases. The threshold amount of $100 (one hundred dollars) is calculated before taxes and shipping. This promotion will continue until October 9 at 11:59pm EST or until supplies last. Limit one incentive package per customer. 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). **There must be a new October release stamp in your order to qualify for our GWP.**

For today, we have three new stamps to show you!

Thankful Chrysanthemum 4x6

Thankful Chrysanthemum, 4×6 Set

Our new Thankful Chrysanthemum set features a stemmed floral and individual buds and foliage. This beautiful set was designed by Eunji Jung.

Celebration Rose Cluster

Celebration Rose Cluster, 4×6 Set

Our Celebration Rose Cluster features a trio of roses in a beautiful cluster. This cluster features larger roses than our Country Rose Cluster set. Main rose heads designed by Eunji Jung. Foliage, compilation and layout designed by yours truly.

Rose Close Up 6x6 Cling

Rose Close Up, 6×6 Red Rubber Cling

This is our newest addition to our Close Up cling stamp series!

Before you go off to shop, please enjoy the cards that I made for today.

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Photo taken against our White Marble Backdrop Board, 12×12 inch

For my first card, I white heat embossed our new Thankful Chrysanthemum set. Then I added vibrant watercolors to color the image (Fuchsia, Lime Green and Gamboge Color Bursts). After I finished painting, I die cut my panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangle dies (small) set. Then I made my own glitter cardstock using our Red Glitter Adhesive paperRed Glitter Adhesive paper.  Next I mounted my painted panel onto my glitter base. Lastly, I added Clear Dew Drops to embellish my card. chrys red glitter 2

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Photo taken against our White Marble Backdrop Board, 12×12 inch

For my next card, I used our Celebration Rose Cluster and Daffodil Greetings sets.

I started off by rose gold heat embossing our Celebration Rose Cluster in the corner of my A2 sized watercolor panel (Canson XL 140lb watercolor paper). Then I masked the rose cluster and partially heat embossed our Daffodil Greetings next to my rose cluster. This is a great way to stretch your floral cluster stamps – add additional florals to create a different/larger floral cluster!

After I heat embossed my customized cluster, I painted them with color bursts. Instead of blending out my first layer of color, I applied a very concentrated amount of paint and added shading to the petals using a second hue. For my roses, I used Alizarin Crimson and Merlot color bursts. For my daffodils, I used Gamboge and Tangerine. For my leaves, I used Lime Green and Terre Vert. For my background, I used Turquoise bursts. After I finished painting, I added stitching to the edges of the panel using our Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (large) set. Next I popped up my white embossed sentiment banner and embellished my card with clear rhinestones.

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Photo taken against our White Marble Backdrop Board, 12×12 inch

For my last project, I merely stamped Rose Close Up and did some no line coloring.

To color, I started off with a first layer of a light copic marker. Then I added more color and depth using 4 color pencils (Faber Castell Polychromos). After I finished coloring this piece, I didn’t have the heart to cut it up to turn it into a finished card (it took me more than an hour to just color this piece). I will likely frame this later on.  However, I still wanted to showcase this piece for today.

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I apologize for the lack of cards today! I am hoping that quality of my work compensates for the quantity (or lack thereof) for today.

***Don’t forget to subscribe to our Youtube Channel because I’ll be updating our channel with more videos on how I made my release cards!***

All of our new October Release items are available for preorder now (with the exception of our GWP item)!

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate our October 2017 release, we’re giving away one October Release set. Just leave a comment during Release Days 1-3 and let us know which stamp was your favorite. This giveaway will close on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7pm EST. The winner will be announced on our blog after.

So that’s it for our October 2017 Release! What was your favorite from this release?Thank you all so much for stopping by and leaving such amazing comments! We hope you enjoyed our Release Weekend!

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Our October Challenge is live! For this month, we have a fun coffee themed Mood Board Challenge so head over there now for a chance to win a $50 spree to The Ton’s shop!” *Gift certificates only apply to The Ton stamps, dies, ink, gilding and embossing powder.

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Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

**This month’s Trending with The Ton post has been postponed to Tuesday, September 29. 

Hello, Rubeena here welcoming you to the another amazing Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The Ton is proud to be a super sponsor and flash sponsor for this blog hop, too. Linking up to the hop will give you a chance to win one of the THREE $10 gift certificates to The Ton shop. One of these will be a flash prize so it’ll be announced sometime during the hop and the remaining two prizes will be announced on the wrap-up post for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. Be sure to link up! You’ll have until Friday, October 2 at 11:59 p.m. PST (3:00 a.m. EST).

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I have two cards to share with you today. Effie designed the coffee cup and the two sentiments for me to use on the cards for this special event.

For the first card, I used the cup to create a background that I printed and cut to 4″ x 5.25″. I used Copic markers to color all the cups. I attached it to a white card base with foam tape and added the sentiment, too. Since I wanted to show off all the bright colors, I kept the background as the main focus.

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These are the colors I used:

Pink: RV17, V05, RV52
Yellow: Y19, Y08, Y04
Blue: BG05, B02, B01
Green: YG07, YG05, YG01
Brown: E29, E25, E35, E33, E53, E51
Gray: C0
and 0 Colorless Blender

For the second card, I used Hey Foxy and the Changing Leaves Couture Mix since it is a fall-themed Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

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I stamped the two fox and colored them with Copic markers and stamped some of the hearts between them. I printed out the sentiment and a coffee cup, which I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut. I matted it down above the hearts with some foam tape. I added the sentiment below the fox and added beads from the couture mix to imitate fall leaves.

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That’s about it for me. Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to link up a fall-theme coffee or tea card to the blog hop for your chance to win one of the MANY prizes, including the three $10 gift certificates to The Ton. Enjoy all the inspiration!

Third Release Giveaway Winner

Happy Saturday, everyone!! It’s been a whirlwind of a week packed with a lot of great cards by our design team and enthusiasm and support from all you fabulous crafters (which we can’t thank you enough for!).

Now for the announcement of our giveaway winner:

third release giveaway winnerCongratulations, Mayra!! Please email us at THETONSTAMPS@GMAIL.COM within 48 hours!

Thank you again for joining us this week!! Hope your weekend is filled with some crafty goodness 🙂

-Effie