Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Season That Sparkles.... day 1!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas over at Flourishes! In the debut sneak peek for Flourishes' October release, you'll see they combined the beautiful imagery of the Nutcracker Suite with the age old story of the Little Drummer Boy. This combination of two Christmas Classics is sure to bring that touch of whimsy to your Christmas cards and creations!

Introducing....


This set is drawn by Lauren Pope and will add a rich and regal touch to your Christmas cards! And.. as a bonus, a background stamp will be unveiled with this set on Friday called Musical Score. It's a timeless classic featuring the words of "Angels We Have Heard On High." Now, don't forget to march on over to visit these fine designers!

Leslie Miller
Christine Okken
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Stacy Morgan
Cindy Lawrence
Jan Marie Caruso

Now, to my creation! I had so much fun whipping this up. My son actually collects nutcrackers so I raided his stash to serve as my inspiration!

I stamped my nutcracker using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Flourishes Classic White cardstock. I then masked my image and sponged a mix of Antique Linen and Tea Dye distress inks all over. I took off the mask and then used Copic markers to color up my nutcracker! I used these collections: Warm Neutrals for the boots, the lightest peach marker from the pastels set,
the Poppy collection for the red tones, Spring Green for the lighter green shades along with Y28, G17, and G28 to finish off the detail! I also used the Copic Spica gold pen to add some razzle dazzle to the crown and drum. I added some red rhinestones to give some sparkle to my drummer. Add some fun ribbon and a little pizazz with the help of a silver Finishing Touches Stunning Slide. Then, it's time to mat it all up! I used June Bug Basic Grey for the polka dot and the other paper was one I had in my decorative paper drawer. It was a distressed ivory that I then stamped the new Musical Score background on using Vivid Red ink! I love, love, love this background -- so classic! The sentiment is also from the Muscial Score set! Yes -- there are sentiments included with this background!

Do you want to win this set and the Musical Score background? All you need to do is leave a comment HERE over at the Flourishes Newsletter on the Christmas Drummer post and you'll be in the running!

MORE FUN AT FLOURISHES...

  • It is Tuesday afterall, and that means another Timeless Tuesday challenge! Today our Friends of Flourishes team used this set and background for a super duper fun sketch that you can try and play along with! There is even a $10 Gift Certificate on the line! Click HERE to check out the challenge!

  • Since we are talking about challenges, did you see our A Season That Sparkles Challenge? If you play, you will have a chance at winning all SIX of our new releases for October. That's one valuable prize - you could even call it an early Christmas present! Click HERE for the details.

  • One last fun fact to throw your way.... Mark your calendars for our RELEASE PARTY coming up this Friday! It's our power hour of fun with games, goodies, and prizes up for grabs! We'll host it in the Flourishes Forum over on Splitcoast HERE from 9 to 10 PM Central Standard Time. As the party wraps, all of our sets that we peek this week will be put in store for your shopping pleasure!

It's going to be a fun week at Flourishes! Tomorrow's release is one that might have you singing a little bit of the 12 days of Christmas! You'll see why when you come back tomorrow!

20 comments:

Karen W said...

Oh I can't wait that is like my favorite hymn. I will want that set immediately. Wonderful cards the past week, beautiful and classy as always.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oooh, I love this! Your coloring is just beautiful! Great minds on the distress inks too! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

He looks so cute Julie! I like the music notes down the side and great ribbon slider touch!

Deb Neerman said...

Just gorgeous, Jewels!

Makiko Jones said...

I love old fashioned Christmas card you created, Julie!! The ribbon is just perfect for those colors. Wow!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

This is awesome! Love the reds and the way you did the background on an angle! So bright and festive!

Janine said...

Hi Julie!! Love your card... Flourishes is putting out some lovely stuff lately!

Barbara said...

Love this, Julie! So colorful and Chistmas-y!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Julie!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I love that your son collects Nutcrackers, that's really a fun collection!

The card is awesome Julie, The angles really make the most of both sets. And I love the rich antique-ing of the colors too.

acreativeneed said...

Love that background Julie!! Looks like another gorgeous set is on the way!
smiles, Deena

NancyK said...

So beautifully done - nice coloring with the image and the background!

Silke Ledlow said...

So beautiful - Julie!!! I love these colors!!! Perfect coloring and design!!! Hugs ~S~

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a wonderful card with the bg and the bright traditional colors!!! I'm sure enjoying my first Flourishes release hop!!

Leslie Miller said...

Love the vintage look of this with the music background in red on the ivory paper. Such a great combo with the colors you chose for your nutcracker. Wonderful ribbon treatment, too. This set is so cool!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love the take of the little drummer boy on your card...everyone went in a different direction and it's awesome. Mom

Our Little Inspirations said...

I'm already seeing all the fun possibilities of this great new stamp set! Your card is wonderful, with the unique angle of the dsp, the perfect coloring and the pretty ribbon slide! Awesome!! I wonder how this would look in navy?! hmmmm........... :)

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful rich tones with a fabulous vintage feel, Julie!!! Lovely card!!!

Latisha said...

Wow Julie this knocked my socks right off...love it!!

Connie M. said...

Oh this is just so bright and cheery, Julie!! How fun!! Can't wait to get my hands on this set!!