Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Flourishes Sneak Peeks Day 1: Summer Blossoms!

Hi all and welcome to the very first day of Flourishes Sneak Peeks for JUNE! It's exciting because the sets being revealed this week aren't just unique for June -- they are part of an entire collection of stamp sets that will be released over the next year!


With the Blossom Collection, each set released under this name will be designed to coordinate with the other pieces for all types of occassions! Use one set on it's own or slowly add to the collection -- that's the beauty of it! Want to see today's set?

This beautiful array of blossoms illustrated by Marcella Hawley features a bouquet, corner stamps, and pieces to create your own borders or frames. Add in a trio of all occasion sentiments and you have the perfect set to create cards for every day correspondence. This set is the perfect companion to sister sets Happily Ever After SS199 (watch for it Friday) and Letters in Blossom SS198 (watch for it tomorrow). If you like what you see, this set is available for pre-order now, just click HERE! And, you can buy all three in the New Release Bundle HERE! Keep in mind though, the bundle will only be available through June 22nd!

On to my creation!

For my creation, I knew I wanted a circular centerpiece and so I did stamp using Memento Toffee Crunch ink (one of the new colors) and then colored with a mix of Copic markers. I honestly used way too many collections! I got a little crazy!

I'm sure you could get a similar look without so many colors. Like I said, I just went a little nuts! To mat up my creation, I used some Songbird Paper by Prima, some Champagne seam binding (Flourishes will soon be carrying seam binding so watch for it soon!), some leaf trinket pins, stitching and... ta da! You can't see it very well, but I did stamp the words "Thank You" in the lower right corner of my card. You can see it a lot better in person! I love the almost country charm this image has -- especially when paired with soft papers like this. One more note! After I cut out my image with a Spellbinders Classic Circle Die, I cut and embossed a shape using the Blossom die as well and then sanded to reveal the paper's white core. The white was a bit too much in my humble opinion, so I did go over the sanded area with the YG21 marker to tone it down a bit and match the color of my paper a little bit better to my image. See?
You can see, I also added some razzle dazzle with the help of some glitter glue and... that.. my friends is it!

Want to win this set? 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!

One quick note!! As you make your rounds today, you might notice some of the gals using some fun paper in shades of sage, blue and yellow! It’s all a part of Flourishes new 123 Create Kit that is being released TODAY… right HERE! Want a peek? Take a look. All this for just $20!

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN FLOURISHES' ENTIRE JUNE RELEASE? Have you checked out the 10 Minute Creations Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in their Noon Time Challenges, which kick off today and continue noon tomorrow! The noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win the full June release! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!
See you back here tomorrow for more Flourishes FUN!

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