Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The April Sneak Peeks are Here!

With April here, so is a new line up of beautiful stamp sets from Flourishes. This release has a little something for everyone and the DT can't be more excited to take the lid off and show you it all!

Introducing.....



This set offers a handful of gorgeous floral and garden images that - just looking at them - gives you that peaceful, easy feeling! Not to mention, the beautiful sentiments included in this set.

With the summer months come a bevy of parties to wish graduates good luck in their next big life adventure. This next set is one that is perfect for this special occasion and even has some images that you could reach for year round!

and also......
When you look at this set -- you think about passing along the "keys" to success! It's a classy and timeless set perfect to tell the grads in your life congratulations!

Now, onto my creations!

This first card I wanted to keep clean and simple after stamping and watercoloring it up. I just love the lattice in this set and how you can repeat it to create super classy borders or backgrounds! I started by stamping onto Flourishes European Watercolor Paper with permanent black ink and then coloring it up by watercoloring with Ranger Distress Inks: I used Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen and Broken China. From here... mat it up, add a sentiment with the help of Labels 8 Nestabilities die, some black silk ribbon, black pearls and some paper piercing! To create the lattice embossed background, I just scored the pattern on my Scor-It board.

Here's a close up of the watercoloring....

I think I am addicted to watercoloring with distress inks! :-)

Now, to my graduation card. I wanted to make a punchy card that would be useful -- so I whipped up this graphical style money card!

The keys in the background were created by just stamping the key image multiple times using Antique Linen Distress Ink. Then, I stamped my gal grad over top using Memento Tuxedo Black.

And, here is the inside! I just folded in the sides of a piece of paper to create my "money folder" and then cut it on the diagonal. I added the same keys on the inside to tie it all together and then, added the year thanks to THIS set! I knew those years would come in handy! ;-)


And that, my friends, is it!

Would you like to win these sets we are sneak peeking today? All you need to do is leave a comment HERE telling your favorite things about Spring! The winner will be announced this Saturday.

Now, don't forget to hop on over and visit our Design Team members. They've been busy whipping up samples with these soon-to-be-released sets!

  • Christine Okken
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Dawn Burnworth
  • Laura Fredrickson
  • Leslie Miller
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Before we go, have you checked out our Twinchie Release Week Challenge? Click HERE for the details! If you play, you could walk away with all 4 stamp sets that we are releasing this Friday!

    Speaking of Friday, we'd love it if you joined us for our POWER HOUR Release Party! It's 60 minutes of fun, games, chatter and giveaways! The party kicks off HERE in our Flourishes Forum over on SCS at 9 PM Central Standard Time!

    Tomorrow's peek is so fanciful and fun, we just know it will be your "go to" set to create gorgeous "all occassion" cards! Thanks for stopping by!!!

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