Thursday, April 18, 2013

Beyond the Garden Gate

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Hi all! Just like we do every Friday after our release, our designers pick up their favorite new sets and let their creativity go crazy with a "Free for All Friday!" The goal is to show off those new images and give you even more ideas on how to use them!

On to my creation!
I had to use this image from Flourishes' new set called Garden Gate. I just think it is so sweet and pretty at the same time! I used the new Garden Gate Silhouette file to start and cut out my shape from Classic Ivory Card Stock and I stamped it in Toffee Crunch Memento Ink. After that, I reached for my Copic markers and went to town coloring!  (See supplies list below for a peek at the colors that I used!) Add some paper piercing, a cut, embossed and sanded die cut shape (Labels Seventeen by Spellbinders) and then a little fun with some crochet trim, a doily, some seam binding ribbon and a schnazzy and blingy button!
And that, my friends is it! I left the inside empty for a sentiment in the future. I've been doing that more and more these days -- leaving the inside blank or the outside void of a sentiment. That way, I have a card ready for pretty much anything - birthday, thank you, thinking of you, get well -- you name it! 

Before I go --  you should know that time is running out for Flourishes' New Release Bundle Bargain! Today is the last day to get all of the new sets at 10% off when you purchase them in a bundle. If you want to know more, just click HERE to see the bundle in the Flourishes store!

Ok, now it's time to hop on over and see.....

Hope you have a fabulous weekend and that you have some fun plans! I have a ton -- it's opening weekend for my daughter's softball team - YAY! I got invited to a movie with a friend - YAY! I am going to an reunion with some old co-workers -- YAY! And, some friends asked me out for a girl's night. OK -- that's a lot of fun planned. Hope you can find some in your neck of the woods this weekend! :-) See you back here soon!

~Julie

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14 comments:

Dianne said...

BEAUTIFUL Miss Julie, the colors are gorgeous, your layout is fantastic, those 2 beautiful ribbons, the
schnazzy I love that word bling just sets if off, just a fabulous card. Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend..

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty card!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful weekend! :) Your card is so pretty. I like the idea of leaving the sentiment for the inside, too!!

Tricia

Becky said...

Gorgeous card. I just love this fence with those gorgeous colors.

TLady said...

WOW JULIE!!!!!!!!!!! With the doiley added, it makes me think of a GRANDMA'S GARDEN!!!!!!!!! I can just picture her now in her straw hat picking some of those PRETTY FLOWERS you've colored!!!!! :) BEAUTIFUL Julie!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you won't have time to read that I LOVE THIS!!! Beautiful image, perfect coloring and sweet frou-frou. It is S-N-O-W-I-N-G here and I want spring! While I love to see pretty posies here on your blog, I would rather not be wearing long johns in the middle of April to do it. Have Fun and best of luck to Miss Ellie! (My nephew has only played one high school Varsity baseball game so far. I think 5 have been canceled!) Sure hope the weather cooperates so it's a pleasant experience for her and her "cheerleaders". denise g.

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply GORGEOUS!!! I love this soft and feminine look! Have fun at your reunion...it's always fun to catch up with good old friends :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Allison Cope Israels said...

B.E.U.T.ful card Julie! Love the doily layer with your image! Gorgeous details!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So vintage feeling, and that lace doily is awesome. Very pretty Julie.

ChristineCreations said...

Wowee girl.. you'll need a weekend to recover from your weekend! Sounds like lots of fun.

Romantic feeling card lady! Warm and inviting!

Amanda said...

Fabulous! Simply Fabulous! I love your colors and how you colored everything :)

Heather Jensen said...

So very pretty Julie! I love the pink and green color combo along with your fabulously colored image. :)

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the soft colors and lace layers!!

Makiko Jones said...

Oh Julie, this is so gorgeous!! I love the pretty detail and design! Your coloring is fantastic as always.