Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sneak Peeks.... day 2 & Release Party News!

We hope you are enjoying the sneak peeks that the design team is helping to usher in! Before I get too far ahead of myself and show you the next sneak, the DT has an invitation for you!

release party invite

Be sure to join the DT tonight on Splitcoast as we chat, reveal all four new sets, share samples along with some fun and games! You can join us just by clicking HERE.

Now to the next set in our sneak peek line up! This set is an earthy, breath of fresh air that's perfect for note cards, guy cards or those creations when you just want a more organic look!

Ferns Graphic

This set, Ferns & Fiddles, was hand drawn with pen and ink by Marcella Hawley and then set into polymer. It features a handful of different ferns and a fiddle. While getting ready for this set, I wasn't aware that a fiddle (a.k.a. fiddlehead) is the unfurled fronds of a young fern that's edible. You learn something new everyday! I do know, this set has it all -- beautiful fronds and fiddles that are sure to give your card a real natural and earthy feel!

Want to win this set? Simply leave a comment on this post. You also still have a chance to win all four of the new releases with the Sunshine and Blue Skies Challenge! Just click
HERE, if you want to get in on the fun!

Moving on to my creation!
I just love the earthy feel of this set, so when I picked up these decorative papers from Webster's Pages, I knew that I wanted to create a rustic and aged look with my stamped image.

I used the Decked Edge Rectangle (did you see this die is on sale -- big time?) to create my shape, and while the die was still on my cut paper, I used Antique Linen Distress Ink and sponged on my background color. I then used the same ink with the background strip from the Thank You set to create my collage style background. After that, I stamped a few of the leaves from the set and colored them up with the Evergreen Copic Collection. I then used some Pesto Adirondack ink to stamp the sentiment in the corner and... voila!

Here's a close up....
To create my card, I matted it all up, added some stitching and THIS lovely cotton linen ivory ribbon. Pretty easy peasy.

I'm sure you won't want to miss what the design team created with this beautiful set! So, hop on over and see....

  • Christine Okken
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Dawn Burnworth
  • Laura Fredrickson
  • Leslie Miller
  • Stacy Morgan

  • You'll have to swing back tomorrow for our final sneak peek day. Not only will all the sets be live in the Flourishes store, but we'll share a sweet set that could just take your breath away! Until then, Happy Stamping and we hope to see you tonight at Flourishes' Release Party!

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