Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom Release + Giveaway

Hello again, everyone! 
Today I have one more special post. I had the honor and pleasure to play with the newest Build-A-Flower set by Altenew. This time the creative people at Altenew have designed Sakura Blossom aka cherry blossom and 3D dies. A bundle paired with Cherry Blossom and Green Field Mini Cube set is also available. The Build-A-Flower set includes 1 stamp set and 1 coordinating die set which are only sold as a set. 

This Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom set features layered cherry blossoms and leaves and the accompanying die have score details to help you create 3D flowers. 



I've made two cards. The first one is featuring the 3D sakura blossoms. 


I started off by stamping the second and the third layer of both big and small flowers on Canson mixed media paper in light pinks from Cherry Blossom mini cube set. I then blended the colors out using a wet brush and added some opera pink watercolor on the center area before I cut them using 3D dies. The stamens were cut also from mixed media paper. I watercolored the center of the stamen in opera pink and added yellow dots on the stamen using Pico Embellisher. I set them all aside and started making the branch. I cut the shape of the branch with my cutting machine three times from a brown cardstock and stack them all together. I then gold heat embossed the branch and added bronze embossing powder only partially on it to give it some shade. 


To create the small rectangle panel I dabbed white pearl acrylic paint on a white cardstock using crumpled cling wrap. Once it was dry I blended blue and green DI on it. The acrylic paint resists the ink blending and create some gorgeous marbling on the panel. I adhered a textured white cardstock on my cardbase and foam mounted the small rectangle panel. I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black and assembled the cherry blossom branch. I finished off the card by adding White Blizzard Nuvo drops on the flower center.


The second card is a one layer card. 


To create this I started off by making masks for the flowers and leaves using the dies in the  Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom set. After I placed the masks as a floral cluster I blended light blue and light green DOX on the panel. I added some pink halo over the flowers using Worn Lipstick DOX and splattered clear water. I then colored the flowers and leaves with acrylic paint. I used plenty of the paints to create some texture on the image. Once it was dry I added shades below the image using C1 - C3 Copic markers and splattered soft pink pearl acrylic paint on the panel. The sentiment was gold heat embossed. To finish off I scattered some clear iridescent sequins. 



GIVEAWAY

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificates to four lucky winners. Leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win one of four $30 gift certificates. Winners will be announced on January 26th on both blogs. (Two winners chosen from the card blog post, two winners chosen from the scrapbook blog post.)

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Wednesday, 01/24/18 at 11:59pm EST, who will win a $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store. The winner will be announced on this post on Thursday 01/25/18.

Thank you so much for looking! Hope I was able to inspire you with my projects!
And many thanks to Altenew for having me as a guest for this Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom Release!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
TaeEun


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The Ton's 3rd Anniversary Release - Day 2

 

Hello and Welcome to Day 2 of The Ton's 3rd Anniversary Release! 
If you missed the reveal of Day 1, please click here

Today we have five clear stamps, one rubber cling background stamp and three new Couture Mixes to share with you! Effie designed again a gorgeous lady in a marvelous dress for Haute Gala Dress set. You can unleash your creativity on her dress! Timeless Peonies Print is a background stamp when you stamp all the layers. Or you can leave the layering floral cluster as it is. Painted Peonies is a bigger version of the layering floral cluster of the Timeless Peonies Print set. The Peony Bouquet is again a pretty outline image of a bouquet and a vase, great for coloring addicts :)! Delicate Polka Dots is a rubber cling background stamp. The Most Interesting Cardmaker is a sentiment set. You'll love the fun sentiments from this set! 

Today's Couture Mixes are Pink Cosmo Twist, Sakura Petals and Misty Mint














- Gift with Purchases * -
  • Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4x6 Daisy Duet set
  • Spend $250 or more: Receive our Peony Notes Bundle [A+B+C] (and a Daisy Duet set).

-Incentive products are available for purchase separately-




  *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 products will be added to qualified orders automatically (They will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them). 

**There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs. 

***If you placed an order for our Smooched or XOXO Mini 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.


 ALL NEW RELEASE ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE SHOP TOMORROW !


I've made three cards for today's reveal. 
The first one is featuring Haute Gala Dress set. I used a panel created using Timeless Peonies Print for this card. 



I started off by stamping the layers of Timeless Peonies Print. I stamped first the background in Ballet Slippers and stamped the peony cluster in Soft Orchid, Orchid Crush and Grand Fuchsia. The leaves were stamped in Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. I then silver heat embossed the lady on the stamped panel and once again on a white cardstock. I die cut them using the coordinating die. I heat embossed the lady from the stamped panel in iridescent embossing powder to add some sparkle. I colored the head and the arm part of the lady on the white cardstock with Copic markers and fussy cut it to paper piece it on the lady cut from the stamped panel. I glued the negative die cut on a cardbase and blended Hampton white pigment ink on the edge of the die cut area to mute the colors around the lady. I then foam mounted the lady onto the card and added some flower sequins from Sakura Petals Couture Mix. The sentiment is from Haute Gala Dress. I stamped it in Noir



On my next card I colored the Peony Bouquet using Prismacolor colored pencils. 


I stamped Peony Bouquet in embossing ink on a kraft cardstock and colored it using Prismacolor colored pencils. I then heat embossed the image in white with the help of MISTI tool. To tie the twine around the stems I cut two slits next to the stems. I trimmed the panel down and foam mounted it on a cardbase. The sentiment was gold heat embossed on a die cut leave from Large Peony4 and tagged to the ribbon. To finish off I scattered some sequins from Misty Mint Couture Mix.  


And this is the last card for today! A CAS design! 


Painted Peonies can be such a gorgeous main element of a CAS card. I stamped the flowers in Cali Blue, Azurite and Deep Sapphire and the leaves in Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. I cut it using the coordinating die and set it aside. I silver heat embossed the sentiment from Painted Peonies on my gray cardbase. To add some texture I dry embossed a circle around the sentiment using a die from Bokeh Burst round set and scored three lines. The Painted Peonies cluster was then foam mounted. To finish off I coated the roses with a clear glitter pen and added some sequins from Misty Mint Couture mix and Light Blue Topaz Sparkling clear sequins mix. 




DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS

For each Release Day (1 through 3), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are three stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton's Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member's blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period will close on January 28, 5pm EST. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

THE TON CHALLENGE

The Ton's January Challenge is a cue word challenge! CHEERS is the theme! Play along and get 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.)




That's it from me today! Hope you enjoyed today's reveal of The Ton's 3rd Anniversary Release! 

Don't forget to check out the gorgeous inspirations on my fellow DT members blogs!!! 
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hope to see you tomorrow too! 
Hugs,

TaeEun


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Ton's 3rd Anniversary Release - Day 1




Hello and welcome to The Ton's 3rd Anniversary Release Day 1!!!

For The Ton's 3rd Anniversary Release, Effie has released 23 new stamp designs, coordinating dies, two word plate dies and 9 new couture mixes!

Today we are so excited to introduce you 10 clear stamp sets inclusive two clear stamps which you can get with purchases (s. below for further information), two bold word plate dies and three new couture Mixes. 
Effie has designed a new layering floral stamp set. This time it's Fresh Cut Daisies! A Coordinating Outlines set for the Fresh Cut Daisies is also available. There is a large version of one of the daisy images as a separate stamp set, Large Florals: Daisy. Coming Up Daisies is a cluster of some pretty daisies. For some wintery greetings we have the Winter Cardinal set. Using Buildable Woodgrain you can create your own woodgrain design. How unique is that?! Riotous Wildflowers is a background stamp filled with gorgeous floral image outlines. It's great for some relaxing coloring! Seriously Amazing is a sentiment set in a big and bold font. Along with the gorgeous stamps Effie releases two word plate dies this time : Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies and Bold Amazing Greeting Word Plate Dies. I'm pretty sure you'll love the Word Plate Dies!!! The coordinating dies for the stamp sets will be available as well. 

Daisy Duet and Peony Notes Bundle (A+B+C) are gifts with purchases for 3rd Anniversary Release. They are not mini stamps. Daisy Duet is a 4 x 6" stamp with two big daisies. With the three stamps (6 x 8") of Peony Notes Bundle you can create a beautiful layered floral cluster image. 
And today's Couture Mix is Pink Blossoms, Lilac Blossoms and Mint Sugar. 

















- Gift with Purchases * -
  • Spend $125 or more: Receive a 4x6 Daisy Duet set
  • Spend $250 or more: Receive our Peony Notes Bundle [A+B+C] (and a Daisy Duet set).

-Incentive products are available for purchase separately-




  *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 products will be added to qualified orders automatically (They will not show up in your cart but will be added to orders as we pack them). 

**There must be at least one new release stamp in your order to qualify for these GWPs. 

***If you placed an order for our Smooched or XOXO Mini 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.


 ALL NEW RELEASE ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE SHOP ON January 18 (DAY 3) !

I have five cards to share with you today! Lots to say and many pics:)! So let's get starated! 

The first card is featuring Riotous Wildflowers and Bold Amazing Greeting Word Plate Dies. 



I stamped Riotous Wildflowers on a Bristol smooth panel in a light ink and colored it using Arteza brush pens. I've been experimenting with various color combinations recently and here I tried purple and teal together. I added yellow on the flower centers and lightly on the background too. Once done with coloring I cut the sentiment using Bold Amazing Greeting Word Plate Dies from the colored panel and from some purple fun foam. I added thin teal glitter tape on the top and bottom of the cardbase and adheared the panel onto it. I then mounted the sentiment raised on top of the purple foam die cuts. 


To add some shine I covered the die cut sentiment with shimmer Pico embellisher and scattered fine glitter on it before it dried. Some clear Dew Drops were my finishing touch.


Next is a card made with Coming Up Daisies and Buildable Woodgrain.


To create my own woodgrain pattern I stamped the elements of the Buildable Woodgrain set in Warm Hazelnut and Found Topaz. The daisies of  Coming Up Daisies were stamped in Caviar hybrid ink and colored using Copic markers. I coated the daisies with WOS clear glitter pen and added shine on the flower centers using clear glitter glaze pen and yellow glaze pen. I cut the right side of the panel along the outline of the image. 
I stamped the sentiment from Large Florals: Daisy in Noir on the woodgrain panel and clear heat embossed it. I then glued the panel on the cardbase and foam mounted the floral panel on it. 
To finish off I scattered some sequins from Pink Blossoms and Lilac Blossoms Couture Mix. These sparkling sequins are so pretty! 


My third card for today is featuring  Large Florals: Daisy set. It is actually a layering stamp but I used the third layer as my guide and watercolored the gorgeous daisy flower. 


To start off I stamped the third layer of the daisy in Soft Orchid and the second layer of the leaves in Soft Garden on a watercolor paper and watercolored the image. I added some golden dots on the flower center using gold Pico embellisher. The sentiment is from Peony Notes set, which is one of our gift with purchase items. Peony Notes bundle includes various sentiments in big scripty font and I love them! I trimmed down the panel and mounted it flat on a white cardbase. The finishing touch on this card were some sequins from Pink Blossoms and Glass Slippers


As we're in the midway of the winter this Winter Cardinal set could be a great addition to create some winter greeting cards. 


This pretty cardinal is a design, Effie once hand carved. The delicate branch pattern in the cardinal image makes it so unique. To start off I stamped the bird in Lipstick Red and added some darker shade by dabbing Pink Derby on some area on the stamp using a finger dauber. I stamped the wing and tail partial stamp in Spiced Chai, the area between eye and beak in Noir.  I colored his legs using brown sharpie pen and the eye with a black glaze pen and a white gel pen. I then clear heat embossed the whole bird again. After I masked the cardinal I gold heat embossed the branch. I added watercolor wash on the background in payne's gray and gold. Once it was dry I stamped the sentiment from Winter Cardinal set in Noir and clear heat embossed it. I trimmed down the panel slightly and mounted it on a dark red cardbase on the border of which I adhered thin strip of Adhesive Foil Paper Gold. To finish off I added Medallion Gold sequins.



The last card for today is showing Riotous Wildflowers again, in red, navy and silver! I love this stamp. There is also coordinating dies for the floral clusters of this!!! How awesome is that! 



I started by heat embossing the image in silver on a Bristol smooth panel. I then colored the flowers using Color Burst powders. I quite saturated the flowers with the pigments to have the intense colors.
For the silver leaves I used pearl colors by Fine Tec.


The sentiment is from Peony Notes. I stamped it in True Navy on a white cardstock and clear heat embossed it. As I didn't want to cover the beautiful florals I fussy cut the sentiment. To add some more interest I added a silver strip made using Adhesive Glitter Paper Glossy Fine Silver and a thin navy strip underneath the sentiment. I finished off the card by adding some clear Dew Drops.



DAILY RELEASE GIVEAWAYS


For each Release Day (1 through 3), The Ton is giving away a stamp set of choice from the new release! So there are three stamps up for grabs! To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton's Daily Release posts. Leave a comment on each Design Team member's blogs to increase your chances of winning. The comment period will close on January 28, 5pm EST. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton’s blog.

THE TON CHALLENGE


The Ton's January Challenge is a cue word challenge! CHEERS is the theme! Play along and get 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.)




That's it from me today! Hope you enjoyed the Day 1 of The Ton's 3rd Anniversary Release! 
Don't forget to check out the gorgeous inspirations on my fellow DT members blogs, if you didn't do it yet! 
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
See you tomorrow!
Hugs,
TaeEun