Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Flourishes Grand Finale!

Hi all! I hope you've enjoyed all the sneak peeks this week! Today, we get to take the lid off the entire release AND share some fun things that are also in the Flourishes store as well! Are you ready? We are so excited we can hardly stand it! For starters -- all the stamp sets that we have shown off this week are now in the Flourishes store HERE! Remember, you can take advantage too of the New Release Bundle and save 10% when you purchase all four sets in a bundle!

Speaking of deals.. if you are looking for some great sale items... HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT FLOURISHES' GAMBLER'S SALE? All items on their sale page dropped another 5% -- they are now 25% off! Click HERE to see the savings!
Today, all the designers are showing off a set that was inspired by the Land Down Under! Yes, Flourishes Fans -- we are talking about Australia! Our own Kathy Jones, who hails from Australia,  helped develop this set concept, which has two beautiful botanicals as the  centerpiece of the set!
Take a trip to the land "Down Under" to see a pair of beautiful botanicals alive in this island continent. In this set called Bloomin' Aussie Florals, Artist Marcella Hawley brings the Golden Wattle and Sturt's Desert Rose to life with these illustrations and pairs them with true Aussie sentiments!

And.... to serve as the perfect partner to this set, Flourishes has a Silhouette Cameo Cut File to coordinate with this set! You'll find the new file HERE. And, if you click HERE, you will see the file in an .SVG format, to make it compatible with other digital cutting machines! They also have a cut file for the set we peeked yesterday called Stitched for You. You'll find the Silhouette file HERE and the SVG file HERE! Fun stuff!

On to my creation! 

I just think this floral is gorgeous! I used the Silhouette cut file and cut out the shape from Flourishes Classic White, I stamped my image using Rich Cocoa ink and then colored it up with Copic markers (see the supplies used below to see which collections I used!) Add some fun decorative paper - a mix of My Mind's Eye papers, add some Melon seam binding ribbon, some bling and paper piercing and... you're done! Just that easy peasy!

Here's a close up! You can see that I did add some glitter glue to the center of my flowers to add a little extra pizzazz! 


And here is the sentiment -- spelled the way the Aussies spell it! 


If you look closely, you'll notice a new die cut shape on my card -- yep -- I used one of Flourishes' new custom dies called Perfectly Pierced Classic Windows! These dies are so cool! Why? Because in addition to being nested template dies custom created by Spellbinders Paper Arts exclusively for Flourishes, these dies all offer pierced accents! Say goodbye to piercing templates - these dies do it for you in one step! They are all a part of the Perfectly Pierced Collection! And, here's a peek!

Perfectly Pierced Classic Windows

Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals

Perfectly Pierced Classic Hourglass

Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames


You'll see our designers using these dies in their posts today - what fun! I know we'll get asked if stamp sets are on the way to coordinate with these beauties and the answer is undoubtedly - YES! We just knew that you didn't need a coordinating stamp set to use these dies and so, we wanted YOU to enjoy them NOW! :-) So, do you want to win some goodies or what? We'll have not one, not two, not three, not four but FIVE ways to win today. All you need to do is figure out...


And guess what -- today there will be FIVE mystery bloggers! So, the more love you leave in the form of a comment on these blogs below, the better your chances of winning!! We'll be giving away today's set - Bloomin' Aussie Florals plus we'll be giving away one each of our four new die sets! So get hopping and amp up your chance to WIN!
If you want a chance to win the entire stamp set release for November, don't forget about the Be Progressive Challenge that closes today at 5PM EST!!  There is still time to enter! Thanks for stopping by this week and joining me for all the fun! Happy Stamping!

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60 comments:

Betsye Rose said...

Love the way you used pop dots to emphasize the layers on your card.

ktfabian said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the color combination, the design...I just love it all!

Jan Castle said...

Julie, your rose card is absolutely beautiful! The dies really add a lovely embellishment too. Thanks for the chance to win the Aussie set!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Karen W said...

Beautiful card Julie, this new set is fantastic and the dies are great!

Colleen said...

beautiful card creation
Thank you for this opportunity
ColleenB.

Tammy Hershberger said...

GORRRRRRGEOUS card, Julie! LOVE how you used the new die behind the flowers, and beautifully colored!

Anonymous said...

Ooohhhh! Love the plaid backdrop for the rose! This is a stunning combination. Love that Silhouette files are now available and being canadian, we like to see that "u" in there. :-) Thanks for the inspiration. This is a layout I'd love to case.

Beth Greco

Alina said...

Nice card! Beautiful stamps and great coloring!

Anonymous said...

I love your card. The color combo is beautiful. I love the new dies. That's so cool that they're already pierced. The stitching is a nice touch.

Anonymous said...

I love your card. The colors are soft and beautiful. What a great color combo. I love the new dies. That's so cool that they're already pierced. The stitching is nice.

Colleen said...

Julie,
This is amazing, love the way your coloring makes it pops off the dp. That die is an excellent partner.

Tosha said...

Thank you for sharing, your card is lovely it has such a vintage feel about it.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely lovely Julie! I love all of the beautiful pinks that you have used on your card to showcase this fabulous new floral image. Excited about the great new die cuts as well.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a pretty card, Julie! I really like the new dies. What a great release!!!

Tricia

Betty Benton said...

Beautiful card! The papers you have chosen are gorgeous -- and how terrific are those new dies with the piercing feature! Exciting reveal today!

TLady said...

WHERE ARE ALL THE COMMENTS?????
Julie! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! :) There is NOTHING BETTER than a FLORAL IMAGE!!!!!!!!!!!! :) AND you colored it PERFECTLY adding WONDERFUL DEPTH!!!!!! LOOOOOVE that glitter glue in the center! :) I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the PATTERNED PAPERS you used!!!!!!!They're PERFECT!!!!!!!! STITCHING & PAPER PIERCING! (sigh!) AND the way you used that DIE!!!!!!!!!!! (heaven!)

Allison Cope Israels said...

Good golly that's one stunning pink beauty Julie! Lovin' the new dies and your patterned papers are so pretty! Awesome card creation!

Lynda said...

Very pretty...love the new dies and how the design team is using them.

Carol Dee said...

Very pretty card. The new die sets are fabulous.

guilinger2 said...

I love the flowers and the
dies! Great coloring, too!

Jary said...

I love this flower!! And the die you cut to go behind it is perfect!!!

Nancy said...

GORGEOUS Card!!! Love your colors. I think this is my favorite set. And those new dies are to die for!!!*Ü*

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the pinks!!! (and I am not normally a pink person!!!
The sets and dies are wonderful for this release!!!

Misti said...

Julie, your card is so pretty! I'm lovin' the idea of the Nestabilities that are already pierced!!!

HappyCrafter said...

This looks great! Love how you used the cut file, and your bow is really well done.

Crystal said...

So very pretty, Julie ! Love your color choices and coloring! Those dies are wonderful !

K. Joy said...

Oh how very pretty, I love how used the new die on this one! And the sewing and the ribbon... I need to take ribbon tying lessons from you, it looks like! ;) Beautiful card, thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the die you used and the piercing.

Rosemary said...

your card is just so pretty!!

Pattie J. said...

your mix of colors are unusual. but the right orange and pink works. Love how the new dies and image just pops off the page...thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Wow! What a finale! I love the new dies and your card is stunning. You've saved the best for last!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the layout of this card. The flowers are gorgeous, love how you placed the die.

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card. Mary L Schreiber

Shanna Shands said...

Love the fussy cut of the flowers.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

I love all the detailing all around the outside. Wonderful colouring. Cheers.

ChristineCreations said...

Gorgeous {{{pinks}}} Julie :)

And I love the Moroccan feel to this die. Always so perfectly done with your sanding too.

dpkennedy said...

Your card is gorgeous! Love the gingham and lovely pinks!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty pink flowers and ribbons Julie. All the piercing is wonderful to boot. Beautiful card.

lindagrady said...

Love the look of your card. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing floral image; just love it!

denise g. said...

Happy Friday! Pretty card, but it's those new dies that are catching my eye - WOW! Will be looking forward to seeing what you do with them, clever girl.

Linda Carson said...

So lovely! The papers, coloring, design and embellishments work perfectly! Fabulous artwork!

Lori said...

I just love the die you used and dp, perfect!! Great card!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love all the different patterned papers you used esp the mat behind the flower image.

Cheryl W said...

This card is outrageously beautiful. I just love this image. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous design, Julie!

christi said...

love all of the dies that you used plus such vivid colors absolutely gorgoeus.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wow! This card is a knockout! Love your dp and how you have colored those gorgeous roses. Stunning!

Stampin_melissa said...

Such a lovely card, I can easily see this as a Mother's Day card!

Nan G said...

Gorgeous colors! Love the background dp and the new die!

Becky said...

So pretty! Love the beautiful bow.

Helen F said...

So pretty! I love the layers and the use of patterned papers. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary said...

Very pretty card...

Debbie Minter said...

Love the layout and colors!

Diane said...

Very pretty...love the contrast of the colors...so perfect...pretty ribbons, too!

Greta said...

Beautifully done! Love the new dies!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just beautiful- love your layout- love the coloring (beautiful!) and LOVE the piercing on the new dies....Oh they are wonderful!

Terry said...

Julie,
You keep on inspiring me....thank you.

Anne-Elise said...

Another gorgeous card, Julie! The flowers are so beautiful! Love the new die cuts too! These are a must have!! Hugs

Terry said...

Happy BDAy, Julie! Blessings as you encourage blog crafting land! What a celebration you will share with fam these amazingly warm balmy autumn days!
Enjoy celebrating freedom in thankfulness this weekend.
Thanks for all you share with us in Flourishes tutorials and blogland tips for stamping sweet treats. Have a wonderful special day starting a most exciting new birthday year.
Keep Looking UP!

Heather Jensen said...

Absolutely stunning Julie! I love the new SB dies you used and your flowers are colored perfectly. :)

Hugs~