Friday, May 14, 2010

... the peaks are OVER!

Oh have we had fun this week! The Flourishes' release party last night was a blast and we were so excited to "meet" some fabulous new stampers! As we wrap up the week with a bow, we "introduce" you to a set that we have been swooning over behind the scenes! I should mention, the sets are all LIVE now -- ready for the taking! Just click here to see!

Introducing....



What do you get when you mix the beauty of stained glass images with the fabulous shapes of Spellbinders Nestabilities? A fabulous new set from Flourishes called Beauty Within. This stamp set was designed by artist Becky Fleck to take the guess work out of cutting and trimming an elegant shape. With the help of Labels 11 and Labels 13, you can color to your heart’s content and then trim your image perfectly with these beautiful dies!!

Would you like to win this set? Simply leave a comment here on today's post and you’ll be in the running! Winners will be announced Saturday at 12 PM CST on the Flourishes Blog. If you jump on over to the Flourishes blog, you'll also see a small tutorial on just how easy it is to use the two Nestabilities die sets with this stamp set!

Moving on to my creation! I just love how, with this set, you really don't need a lot in the way of extras on your card, these stained glass beauties "sing" on their own!


After stamping, cutting my shape out with Labels 13 and then embossing, I colored up my image with Copics. I used the Violet, Spring Greens, Water and Delphinium collections grouped by Flourishes. I matted it up on some decorative paper, rounded some corners, added some silver leaf edging on the lower part of my card, added some silk ribbon, and then some bling and... bada bing... done!

And that, my friends, is it! We are so excited to say that some of the Spellbinders’ Designers have teamed up the Flourishes Design Team to show you the beautiful potential of Beauty Within! So, hop on over to see these ladies' cut above the rest creations!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Sharon Doolittle
Terre Frye
Beth Pingry
Margie Higuchi
Holly Simoni
Heidi Blankenship


Thanks so much for joining me this week and sharing in the fun! I'll see you back here soon! :-)

34 comments:

Margie H said...

Hi, Julie!
I really enjoyed this beautiful set - thank you for including us! Great tie in of the purple color :)

Jan Castle said...

WOW Julie...looks like a Copic Dream...love the set!!! Thanks for the chance to win one.
Jan Castle

Karen W said...

Very pretty Julie, I love this new set.

Pam said...

Julie, you create a lovely card, just adore the stamps and flourishes

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Julie this is beautiful and classy! The crisp feeling and your outstanding bow are perfect. The stained glass looks awesome... I do love this card. Power came back on at about 1 am. EEK... Lets hope it stays this time. ugh...

Becky said...

Gorgeous layout and gorgeous coloring.

Yogi said...

pretty card. Nice color combo

Rebecca said...

Love the colours, Love the simple to do aspect too. Very classy card

Allison Cope said...

A beautiful plum creation Julie! Thanks for a great release party last night! I had a great time!

ChristineCreations said...

Julie I just love how you've used the colors and design of the dp to set off the gorgeous coloring! This is a beautiful card!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Julie, your card is Beautiful!! Wonderful job with the Copics and I love the decorative paper with the pretty bow--love that color!!! Julie, thank you so much for the opportunity to play and create along with all of the wonderful Flourishes Designers!! I love the stamp set and had so much fun creating with it!!

Terre said...

Beautiful colors, your card is very stunning.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Julie! I love the wide border using the largest die and your colours and papers are perfect!

Jennifer McGee said...

Gorgeous card. I love the stained glass look - so elegant.

necgmc said...

So creative, enjoy the colors!

Sassette said...

This is beautiful. Love the striking colour of purple with this stamp. Am really loving all the shapes and how well these new stamps work.....super great!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, great card. I am loveing these new stamps to coordinate with the nesties. TFS.

dpkennedy said...

This is so beautiful! Love the variation in colors and your tiny gems! So pretty! Looks great with this dp!

SherylH said...

What a gorgeous card! Love irises and then combined with the nesties layering really makes the card.

leenda said...

STUNNING!

Leslie Miller said...

This is just beautiful, Julie! It's so amazing how perfectly you matched the Copic colors to the paper. Gorgeous papers, too. I'm just loving these stamps!

Sandy said...

Beautiful card! Love the ribbon (great bow!).

stephanie said...

Beautiful card.

Peggy said...

What a beautiful combination of colors!

Teepee said...

Ooooh, what a beautiful set! I'd love to have it.

Pat said...

Julie, I was delighted when I hopped to your blog and found that you lived in Billings. We lived there for 25 years then we moved to Albany OR to be nearer our children. I do miss Montana! I love these new flourishes and love the card that you made with them.

Candi Wood said...

Wow ! absolutely beautiful and great layout and colors!

The Rubber Maid said...

This is gorgeous! Love the magenta like color and that stamp with the die cut is fabulous. Beautious! Mom

Bev J. said...

Gorgeous card-lovely image and the colors are so beautiful!

Rhonda Shiflet said...

This is a beautiful 'must have'. I love purple and this is a fantastic layout. Thank you for sharing.
Rhonda

Trinity Paper Arts said...

Julie, Your card is stunningly beautiful. This release is amazing. I have already purchased two sets and this one will make a great third! Love your magic. Louise Fox

Dawn B. said...

This is stunning.. You picked the perfect paper for the background.. LOVE it.. Such an elegant card Julie.. Thanks for all you did for release week..:)

denise g. said...

WOW! Beauty-ful!! The shape concept is really neat-o. Or maybe it's just your fab coloring and ribbon that makes it so incredible. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

The coloring is amazing! LOVE all the purple. WOW!