Friday, April 10, 2009

Woo Hoo -- the stamps are in the store!

Gosh, this week flew by with all the Flourishes sneak peeks! We're sad the fun is over -- but happy to be able to share all three of the new sets in their full glory! Check out....

Sweet Violets

Swing Set
Vintage Wallpaper

While I love all three of the sets, my new favorite Flourishes set has to be Sweet Violets! I love the vibrant color of violets and their truly delicate feel! So, when I made THIS card, I knew I had to keep on going to finish off a set!

So, here it is!

I used the same Bo Bunny paper for all three cards in a deep plum color. One side is the dotted paper, the other side is just plain. The olive green is a decorative paper from Daisy D. These cards are really very simple in design! I cut out a few different size shapes from the Nestabilities Labels Two, stamped my Sweet Violets on top and then colored with Copic markers. I used RV19, V06,V09, and V15 on the flower and FYG2,YG06 and G07 with a touch of E33 on the leaves. Add some buttons, a decorative edge punch, some paper piercing and... that's pretty much it!

On this first card, I used black StazOn and actually stamped one of the sentiments from the set on the ribbon!
This second card, I used a bigger die cut shape, colored with Copics and then added the word "Sweet" from the set onto a tag sized piece to hang off the side of my image! Add the same ribbon, a decorative edge punch (Martha Stewart) and some buttons and... done!

Making cards into a set is something that I really don't do much of - but this one was fun because I actually used just two sheets of DP! Now, next time a friend has a birthday - I have a little set of cards to deliver!

Before I go, one last note! Flourishes is offering it's new release bundle again for all three of these new release sets! Buy all three and get 10% off! They have a second bundle too! Since the new Vintage Wallpaper is a perfect match to the previously released set Thinking of You - you can get all three new releases PLUS the Thinking of You set for 10% off!

Click HERE to head on over to the Flourishes store!

Happy Shopping! ;-)


Denise said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!

mochamama said...

wow, where have I been??! I stopped over and discovered lots of goodies that I haven't seen lately. LOve the new stamp sets and the cards you made Julie are BEAUTIFUL!!

Bev J. said...

Love all the images in the violets set. Your cards are really beautiful and great coloring on the violets.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous set Julie, love the rich colors you used. Missed you at the release. :0)

ChristineCreations said...

This is really a gorgeous set Julie, I love the colors you've combined, they have a real richness...and beautifully colored too!

Diane said...

Beautiful cards Julie!!!
I adore the swing set,so cute!!!

Cheryl said...

These are so beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

These are the most gorgeous cards, and your coloring on them is divine! I could have fainted the first time I saw them. Love the shade of purple you used -- so rich!

Dee Jackson said...

Gorgeous!! Your coloring is fabulous!!

Shirley said...

One of the loveiest sets I have ever seen!