Thursday, July 14, 2011

Time for another Sneaky Peak!

Hi all and welcome to day 2 of Flourishes' fun-filled sneak peek week! If you love flowers, today's set that the Flourishes design team is showcasing is sure to make your heart skip a beat! It has beautiful elements to create even more beautiful cards! Want a peek?

Sweet Nature is a set that's actually patterned after Flourishes' ever-popular Thank You set. This gorgeous floral and script set penned by Marcella Hawley features the fizzy blossoms of Ranunculus paired with gorgeously scripted sentiments that are perfect for all occassions! As you'll see when you make the rounds to the designers' blogs, there's even a beautiful scripted accent strip to add to your stamped creations!

On to my creation!

This layout is pretty easy peasy. Not a ton to it -- just an oval cut thanks to a Classic Oval die from Spellbinders, and the Classic Scalloped Oval as well. (Both were cut thanks to my Grand Calibur machine! I love that you can cut and emboss both at the same time!) After I cut my scalloped oval, I did lightly sand the edges to reveal the paper's white core. However, the white was just a little too white. So, I went around the edges with a light rose Copic marker (R30). I liked this effect!


The beautiful Ranunculus were stamped on Flourishes Classic Ivory and colored with Copic markers. I used RV02, RV00, R35 and blended the flowers with RV0000. The stems were colored with YG63, YG03 and YG00. Then, my whole image was accented with RV00 and RV0000 and blended with a Colorless Blender. The rest is just matting it up! My paper is from the BasicGrey Sweet Threads line. And then, I added some Ivory Cotton Linen Ribbon and bling too. If you look at the right side of the card, you'll see the scripted background that is part of the stamp set. I stamped that using Memento Rich Cocoa. And...Viola! Done!

Here's a close up!

Want to win this set? All you need to do is comment on all of these ladies' blogs below! Why? Because it's a little game! A game to find out.....

That means, one of these ladies will draw the lucky winner from the comments on their blog for Thursday's Sweet Nature post! So get hopping on over to see what they whipped up and leave them some love in the form of a comment -- you could win a free stamp set!


Want a chance to win the ENTIRE FLOURISHES RELEASE FOR JULY? Check back today right here on the Flourishes Blog at Noon CST for one of the daily challenges. This one will have you acting like a "Copy Cat!" So click back over at noon to see what’s in store!

FYI: All of this week’s sets will be live in the Flourishes store first thing Friday morning! If you like what you see on the designers' blogs and want the sets before they are fully released, you can pre-order! Just click HERE! We also have the New Release Bundle, which gives you all four of our stamp sets for 10% off!

Stay tuned, tomorrow’s set offers a little something for the men in your life! Who couldn't use a few more masculine images in their stamping stash? Check back tomorrow to see the next sneak peek!

~Julie
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