Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Flourishes Sneak Peeks Day 1: Chrysanthemum

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Hi all! I am so excited to be back with a new round of beautiful Flourishes stamps for you this August! Today's very first stamp set is a new offering from illustrator Sam Pickard and it showcases the unique blooms of the Chrysanthemum flower that is a staple for fall color and bouquets!  This 4 x 6 set contains several arrangements of single or grouped flowers, a buzzing bee, plus wonderful sentiments around a sunshine theme.  It's sure to bring wonderful cheerfulness to your designs on those crisp Autumn days that are coming. And for even more creative options, Flourishes will have a cut-file available for this set as well on Friday.

On to my creation! I have no idea what has gotten into me lately but I crave making simple cards. I think after battling this so much, I need to conquer my fear of making a good CAS card! I look back at some of my first cards, they were all this way -- clean and simple.  Funny how our styles and thoughts change! Ok, moving on! Here's what I came up with!

I stamped my image on Flourishes Classic White and then started coloring it up with Copic Markers. (See below for list of Collections used!). I did shade and blend around the image using BV0000 and BV000. After I was done, I matted the main image on some brown card stock from the Rich Browns Collection and then again on some rust decorative paper from My Mind's Eye. Add some sparkle to the bee's wings thanks to some glitter glue, some paper piercing and add the sentiment thanks to a flag-style sentiment strip. I also added three little clear rhinestones that I colored up with the YR07 Copic marker. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Here's a close up!

Want to see some of the other Chrysanthemum creations from the design team? Scroll down, and keep in mind if you comment on their creations there's a chance for you to win today's set! All you have to do is find:

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Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day.  Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set!  The more you comment, the better your chances.
 

Do you want to win Flourishes' August Release?

If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released August sets…
  • You can play in the Colorful Creations Challenge – there will be multiple winners! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY August 16th at 5 PM EST.  Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three August sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three together in a bundle, this discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
  • All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • Come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!

Along the way this week as you're hopping you'll notice the beautiful goodies from our new 123 Create Kit called Isabella.  Be sure to check it out. It's our way of pulling together all of your design elements so you can create beautiful things!

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 If you want to see this kit and all it has to offer in the store, just click HERE. And, one more piece of fun news for you! Just in time for release week shopping, Flourishes is sweetening the deal by offering an..... 


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Overstock Sale! If you click HERE, you can take a trip to Flourishes' SALE page where they've added hundreds, yes hundreds of items! Keep in mind, some items are listed at retail prices. It's only when you add the coupon code OVERSTOCK25 that the 25% will be deducted from your total. This coupon code will ONLY work on SALE  PAGE items. They have inks, paper, embellishments, ribbons and even overstocked stamp sets. On those items with sale prices, you will be able to take an ADDITIONAL 25% off! It's the deal of the season! So click HERE to shop early for the best selection! 

Join me back here tomorrow where I'll show you a gorgeous set with a view!

~Julie
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