Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Flourishes Grand Opening & Sneak Peek - day 3!

As we continue Flourishes' Grand Opening Celebration, the company is honoring the talented designers who truly make Flourishes shine! Today's challenge is all about letting the Flourishes designers and Friends of Flourishes inspire YOU!


You'll find our designers and Friends of Flourishes links on my blog roll off to the left and down a bit. Pay them a visit, pick a designer, and choose one of their cards to CASE. Just that simple! Then, you can link up on this post HERE to be in the running for a goody bag full of fun stuff! If you upload to SCS, use the keyword FLLCCEL3.You have until Monday, March 15th at 6 PM EST to upload your cards.

And it was THIS card that inspired me - from Ms. Maki Jones! I love the way she used a Labels 1 Nestabilities die and spun it on the diagonal. I loved the corner accents and all the little extras she added. She made it look too easy! I used a mix of decorative paper, used the same corner punch as her (CB Vintage Dies), added some pearls and I was almost done! The hat in the new Friendly Reminders set (this will be released Friday) was stamped on some Flourishes Classic White card stock, colored with a mix of Copics from the Flesh Tones 1 collection plus Y21. I then added some RV30 and RV32 for the ribbon. I cut it out and matted it with foam tape onto a Petite Oval Nestabilities die that I had masked (with the die) and sponged some Angel Pink Memento ink on. Before I put it all together I used some Rose Silk Ribbon and added my little message! Just that easy peasy! Thanks Maki for the inspiration!

FUN FYI: Most of the designers playing in this challenge today are showing off a brand new, soon-to-be-released set called Friendly Reminders! It will be live in the Flourishes Store right after our Power Hour Release Party which begins Friday night at 9 PM CST in our SCS Member Company Forum! This darling set features three fun-filled focal images plus more than a half dozen sentiments to add to some great "snail mail" for friends!

Want a little sneak peek at Friendly Reminders illustrated by Lauren Pope? You'll just have to hop on over to the rest of the Flourishes Designers!

  • Christine Okken
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Dawn Burnworth
  • Laura Fredrickson
  • Leslie Miller
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Barbara Anders
  • Betty Wright (she'll be uploading later on Wednesday)
  • Cindy Haffner
  • Dee Jackson
  • Maki Jones

  • You'll want to swing back tomorrow as we sneak peek another new set that is full of HOPE and BEAUTY! This gorgeous set drawn by Marcella Hawley is one you won't want to miss! See you then!


    Dawn B. said...

    This is beautiful Julie.. I love the colors you chose.. The layout is perfect for this stamp. This set is so pretty and perfect for spring.

    Cindy Haffner said...


    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    Julie this is so fresh and beautiful. I like the nesstie turned on its side also, and your corner accents are awesome.

    Barbara said...

    Beautiful, Julie!!! You've captured Maki's details just perfectly!

    Makiko Jones said...

    Julie, this is so beautiful!! I'm so happy you cased that card because it is the one of my favorite ones, too!!
    I love the sweet pink colors and beautifully colored image! Now, I have to case back, lol!

    ChristineCreations said...

    ooo this does look so cool with the die on the diagonal! What a beauty Julie!

    Leslie Miller said...

    Oh, my goodness! How pretty! Love the layout and those sweet, feminine colors. Perfect for this ladylike image! Off to see Maki's card now...

    Sue from Oregon said...

    very delicate and feminine!

    Silke Ledlow said...

    Sooooooo beautiful!!! What a unique layout and you showed the new Set off perfectly!!! Awesome card and case - Julie!!! Hugs ~S~

    Laura (scrapnextras) said...

    Love your version of Maki's card! Fabulous in pinks and the corner treatment's are the perfect finish!