Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Flourishes Sneaks Day 1: Winter Berries

Hello all and welcome to day one of Flourishes sneak peeks for October! The clock is ticking to get those cards and creations done before the holidays hit. We're happy to report Flourishes has a handful of new sets guaranteed to help you shine this Christmas! Our first set is one that delivers an elegant flair!


Flourishes has taken the beautiful Cotoneaster plant and gave it a holiday flair with this new 4" by 6" set illustrated by Sam Pickard. The long and lean berry spray will add a dash of elegance and pop to all of your holiday cards and creations. We've paired this lovely image with six scripted sentiments crafted by the talented Dina Kowal.

On to my creation!

This card is pretty straight forward -- so let's get to it! I started by stamping this beautiful spray of berries using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink and then, I colored using Copic markers (look below for the supply list!). I had so much fun adding dimension with a stippled background. If you ever want a lesson from the queen of this technique, you need to check out THIS tutorial from Christine Okken! I just wanted a soft background and had fun with all those dots! ;-) When I was done coloring, I also accented the berries with a white gel pen. 

The fun thing about this card is also the sentiment. I stamped using Versamark ink and then embossed using gold detail embossing powder onto a shape that was cut thanks to the coordinating Silhouette cut file for this set. This set has shapes for the sentiments -- making it appear that you have a custom die for these beautifully scripted words! These cut files for this release will be live Friday -- so be sure to check them out! And that, my friends, is it!

The Design Team created some wonderful creations showing off these beautiful winter berries. While you're hopping and looking at their cards, don't forget to try to figure out....

Mystery Blogger Graphic
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 of winning.

Do you want to win Flourishes' October Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released October sets…you can play in our Christmas with a Twist Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY October 11th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our October 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 sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through October 18th, so you have to act fast! 
  • Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release. 
  • And, don't forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, October 12th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!

Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we share a set that will have you longing for those days when the snow starts to fly!

~Julie

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