Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Most Wonderful Time of the Month!

Yes, it is! And, I'm not only talking about the holidays, which are upon us, but Flourishes' December Release! It's a time when I get to show off some of Flourishes newest images! So, without further ado, today's set is another with class, style and lots of shape!

Flourishes' newest set Snow Wonderful offers an elegant window into the winter with two beautiful vignettes that capture the serenity of the season. Marcella Hawley's set features a country cottage alive with the winter fires burning and a pair of birds nestled in some greenery. This set features six lovely sentiments and both the images and sentiments are a perfect match with Flourishes' new Tailor-made Classic Keyhole Template Die!  When you look at the stamp set above, how nice is it to know that you have a coordinating die — a “Tailor-made” die — that delivers a beautiful cut and embossed shape each and every time? This die not only coordinates perfectly with Snow Wonderful but with Flourishes' Petals and Peace set as well!

On to my creation! 
I really wanted to keep  my design simple since this image "sings" all on its own! So, I paired some My Mind's Eye paper (Vanity Fair and Breeze) with some fabulous May Arts ribbon, crochet trim and a fun button!  Add some stitching and... the big part of this card is stamping, using my Classic Keyhole die and coloring my image up!  I stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento and then grabbed my Copic markers! I used these collections ---

And, as you can see below, I did add a little glitz to my image with the help of some glitter glue. I also added a sparkle to my birdie's eye with a white gel pen. . One trick I used to create a layer with my Keyhole die? I stamped my image, embossed and then cut along the black line on the stamp so that when I cut a Keyhole shape out of my pink paper, it would be a perfect mat. So easy peasy!

And, here's a peek at my sentiment tag (also using the die set!)

And that, my friends, is it! Want to win this set and matching die? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..
One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win!

Barbara Anders
Julie Koerber -- you are here!
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle 
Heather Jensen
Beate Johns

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN FLOURISHES ENTIRE DECEMBER RELEASE?  Have you checked out our Feminine Flair Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also join Flourishes today over on their blog and tomorrow at noon for two more ways to win! 

Can’t wait until all of the sets are revealed Friday morning? Well, you can pre-order them now if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs! Just click HERE. You’ll also see that we are offering our special New Release Bundle again – 10% off if you purchase all four stamp sets in one bundle!

Thanks all for stopping by! I'll see you back here tomorrow for another sneaky peek! ;-)
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