Thursday, November 14, 2013

Flourishes New Sets Are HERE!

Here we are at our last day of Flourishes' November Sneak Peek Sets! Do you sometimes look at your blank sheet of card stock and think, “I wish there was a way I could warm it up or add some interest or texture without taking anything away from the main image?  Or have you been longing to get your fingers inky and dabble in the mixed media craze?  Well, we’re ready for you!


With Mixed Media all the rage, why not add a background set to your bag of creative tricks? This pattern and background set offers all kinds of images that can be used on their own, or as a way to add "texture" to your cards or creations. The options are endless! How about trying to layer these images for even more fun? This set measures 4" by 6".

On to my creation -- with a little bit of a tutorial for you! I call this one easy peasy coloring! First, a peek at my card....

You might take a quick glance at my creation and think I grabbed my Copic markers to color this floral up. Nope! I did it using the new So Distressed stamp set! How? 

I decided to let the patterns in this set do the talking, and coloring! I started by stamping the distressed design in Spun Sugar and Angel Pink all over Flourishes Classic White. You can't see it all that well from my photo - but it is a vintage damask type image. 

Then, using a faded and distressed background, I stamped it numerous times using New Sprout ink....

And then, I stamped Flourishes' Lenten Rose over top using the green for the leaves....

And the pink for the flowers.....

And, here's a close up! I took this photo from an angle so that you could see that it is all layered, adding dimension with the paper piecing....

And then, on one of my mats, I used the Spun Sugar ink and stamped the distressed damask again to tie it all together! 

Add some fun decorative paper, a little tag and some fun die cuts and... ta da! All done! I should mention and you probably picked up on this -- I did add some color with Copics to the centers of the flowers but I only used two colors YG21 and YG23. Then, I added some glitter glue as well.

One last look......

And that, my friends, is it! The Flourishes Design Team loved getting inky with this clever set, so hop on over for some creative inspiration.  And, while you’re hopping remember, we have one more day of….


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’ November Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all newly released November sets…you can play in our Grab A Cup Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is TODAY November 15th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our November sets are available now HERE! 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 November 22nd, so you have to act fast!
  • See our coordinating cut files for Friendship & Flowers and also for Grab a Cup!
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog tomorrow, Saturday, November 16th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!


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