Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Flourishes New Releases!!! Day One!

The new stamps from Flourishes are hot off the presses and boy are they beautiful! My "go to" stamp set today was the set called Lace and Trims. It is a realistic looking stamped image of beautiful vintage lace that was actually created from an heirloom piece handed down in Jan Marie Caruso's family (one of the owners of Flourishes LLC.)

I couldn't wait to open up this set and see just how it stamped! Believe me, it did not disappoint!

Basically, there are two stamps on this card! The lace, which was stamped in a light tan ink (Fawn, CTMH) and then cut out around each edge. The saying is from the new I Love Roses set. I thought this lace background and a sentiment was really all this card needed! Add some pretty decorative paper, a punched edge, some self adhesive pearls and some pretty satin ribbon and you are pretty much done! The saying was stamped on a layered tag cut out with the help of a Sizzix tag die.

Here's a close up of the lace! I did use a craft knife to cut the inside part of the lace out. And, here's a fun tip for you! If you cut this out entirely and then put the lace piece face down on a piece of craft foam, you can round the edges and make the lace look even more realistic by running a large ball stylus over every edge. The stylus will push your paper down into the craft foam and it will, in essence, emboss the edges! Do you see what I mean?

Want to see the entire set? I am in love with it! I just think it's a classy way to add some pizazz to either your card or even as a background stamp!
I can't wait to see what the other design team members cooked up! Be sure to check out these blogs to see!

Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Jan Marie Caruso
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Sharon Doolittle
Betty Wright
Christine Okken
Cindy Haffner


Before I let you go, there are still sale items over at the Flourishes store and there is a new release bundle! If you buy all three - you get 10% off! Maybe you can drop a hint for some Christmas gifts!! LOL!

Remember, if something you see inspires you when you hit the Flourishes store, please use my promotional code - juliek when you check out! Thanks so much! I'll be back tomorrow with another look at some of the new releases! See you then!

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