Thursday, December 6, 2012

Let's Hop!


Hi all and welcome to the kick off of Flourishes' December release! Today the entire Flourishes Design Team is ushering in a challenge and YOU could walk away winning all of Flourishes' new sets for December! Here's how to get in on the fun. We're going to HOP and at each designer's blog, there is another clue for our progressive challenge! 

If I am your first stop on the hop, you'll need to travel back to the Flourishes blog HERE to get your first clue and follow the hop through each of the designers' blogs. By the end of the hop, you'll have 8 "ingredients" that you'll need to use when creating your cards for this Let's Hop Challenge. Follow the "recipe" and you'll be in the running! 

So, let's get on to clue number 2.....


STEP 2: For this step of the progressive challenge, you'll need to use a floral. It's just that simple! Use a floral image, a floral accent, a floral decorative paper, etc. Just make sure somewhere on your card you have something with a floral flair. 

On to my creation...

I decided to go a wee bit overboard on the floral with this one - I have a floral decorative paper (Meadowlark Prima paper) and then, my image is a floral as well! I started by cutting out the shape of the bell flower using the With Gratitude Silhouette Cameo Cut File. After that, I stamped the flower on the shape using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I colored up my flower with Copic makers (see supply list below for colors). The rest is matting it up! I used the brand new Flourishes Custom Die called Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals and used not only the largest die in the set but the small tag die as well. 

Here's a peek at that lovely piercing that is a part of the die. No piercing template or piercing tool needed for this one! 



And, here's a peek at the cute little tag! The sentiment "Hello" is from Flourishes stamp set called Cherry Blossoms. I tied it on using some Silver Cording and wrapped it around a bow that I made using  the Elderberry ribbon from the Crocus Color Made Easy Collection. 


And that, my friends, is it! If you want to try your hand at winning Flourishes' December Release, you have until Friday, December 14th at 5PM EST to get your entry or entries in! To enter, simply link your creation up to THIS POST over on the Flourishes Blog using the Inlinkz Widget. You can also check out that post for more on the official rules! 

Again, if I was your first stop, be sure to go back to the Flourishes Blog for the first clue and the start of the hop! If you've already made it through - hop on over to your next clue, which will be


Before you go.... if you've been watching Flourishes' Gambler Sale at all, you should know that prices on Flourishes Sale Page HERE have now dropped to...... 


So get these goodies at rock bottom prices before they are gone! 


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25 comments:

Janine said...

Hi Julie!!! I clicked on the link below and saw pics from Shipshewana!!
Brought back great memories!!

How are you?? Think about you often!

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the colors and everything. What a fun hop!!

Joan V said...

Oh, what a pretty card. I love the die with the piercing. So much lovely details to your card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful card. Love how you added the small tag on the ribbon.

Heather Jensen said...

WOW Julie! Love the pretty purple hues. Your bow is perfect and the image is stunning. That is my all time favorite stamp set. :)

Hugs~

Silke Ledlow said...

Just GORGEOUS Julie! Love your color choice :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! I really like the ribbon treatment that you used!

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty Julie! I love the soft vintage look of this!

KimCreate said...

I don't think you went overboard on the florals. I love it!

Wanda Cullen said...

Oh my...this is stunning! LOVE all the floral elements and gorgeous details!

Cheri said...

This is gorgeous, Julie. And not too many flowers at all! Your colors are stunning....and I love the tiny details.

Betty Benton said...

Stunningly beautiful!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Your card is gorgeous. The color palette is perfect for it and the bow really accents the image.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Julie! The lavendar colors and your layers are wonderful.

Shanna Shands said...

I am so jealous of you having a cameo. I would love to be able to cut out stamps using an electric cutter. But On the other hand, I love the flower paper in the back (I think it is Prima) and the purple seam binding ribbon is perfect!

Ravengirl said...

How gorgeous!

TLady said...

Julie, you MIGHT have thought you went "over board" with the floral thing BUT, I ASSURE you, you DIDN'T!!!!!!!!!!!!! It DOES make me want to give the card a SNIFF to see if it is FLORAL SCENTED though! LOL :) I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) AND PURPLE TOO!!!!!!!!!!! :)

ChristineCreations said...

Julie, you ROCKED this card girl. It's stunning. And I'm not normally a purple girl. But this is just SO pretty!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done! The colors are just so pretty- love the pierced die too!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! So antique and vintage looking, and fabulous coloring!

Greta said...

Overboard, but gorgeous!!

Marlena M. said...

Lovely floral card!

Karen Letchworth said...

Step #2 - Floral....GOT IT!
Thanks, and I'm off to the next stop.
Blessings,
Karen

P.S. Come play with US at:
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Your card is GORGEOUS Julie. Love all the flowers and details and the new dies. Beautiful colors.

Diane said...

Stunning card...such a pretty vintage feel to it...love it!!