Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sneak Peeks.... day 2 & Release Party News!

We hope you are enjoying the sneak peeks that the design team is helping to usher in! Before I get too far ahead of myself and show you the next sneak, the DT has an invitation for you!

release party invite

Be sure to join the DT tonight on Splitcoast as we chat, reveal all four new sets, share samples along with some fun and games! You can join us just by clicking HERE.

Now to the next set in our sneak peek line up! This set is an earthy, breath of fresh air that's perfect for note cards, guy cards or those creations when you just want a more organic look!

Ferns Graphic


This set, Ferns & Fiddles, was hand drawn with pen and ink by Marcella Hawley and then set into polymer. It features a handful of different ferns and a fiddle. While getting ready for this set, I wasn't aware that a fiddle (a.k.a. fiddlehead) is the unfurled fronds of a young fern that's edible. You learn something new everyday! I do know, this set has it all -- beautiful fronds and fiddles that are sure to give your card a real natural and earthy feel!

Want to win this set? Simply leave a comment on this post. You also still have a chance to win all four of the new releases with the Sunshine and Blue Skies Challenge! Just click
HERE, if you want to get in on the fun!

Moving on to my creation!
I just love the earthy feel of this set, so when I picked up these decorative papers from Webster's Pages, I knew that I wanted to create a rustic and aged look with my stamped image.

I used the Decked Edge Rectangle (did you see this die is on sale -- big time?) to create my shape, and while the die was still on my cut paper, I used Antique Linen Distress Ink and sponged on my background color. I then used the same ink with the background strip from the Thank You set to create my collage style background. After that, I stamped a few of the leaves from the set and colored them up with the Evergreen Copic Collection. I then used some Pesto Adirondack ink to stamp the sentiment in the corner and... voila!

Here's a close up....
To create my card, I matted it all up, added some stitching and THIS lovely cotton linen ivory ribbon. Pretty easy peasy.

I'm sure you won't want to miss what the design team created with this beautiful set! So, hop on over and see....


  • Christine Okken
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Dawn Burnworth
  • Laura Fredrickson
  • Leslie Miller
  • Stacy Morgan


  • You'll have to swing back tomorrow for our final sneak peek day. Not only will all the sets be live in the Flourishes store, but we'll share a sweet set that could just take your breath away! Until then, Happy Stamping and we hope to see you tonight at Flourishes' Release Party!

    16 comments:

    Cheryl O said...

    Nicely done, and a different, creative twist!!!

    Robin Kirkpatrick said...

    Beautiful card, Julie. Very peaceful, so the sentiment is just perfect.

    Cammie said...

    Julie, your card is gorgeous! You've highlighted the beauty of this stamp perfectly!

    Donna said...

    Very pretty! I love ferns so this will be a fun set. Very usable for manly or feminine cards. Looking forward to the release!

    Yogi said...

    very nice. I really love that fern image.

    Shirley said...

    Beautiful card!...love the deckled edge!

    sfread171@hotmail.com

    Stacy said...

    Just got done teaching yoga and this card just continues that warm, relaxed feeling that I get from class! Beautiful.

    Nerina said...

    Gorgeous! I really like the writing mixed with the image - so classic and aged. Your DP mix is perfect - soft and earthy! Gorgeous, gorgeous card!

    ChristineCreations said...

    Love all the beautiful greens and patterns Julie! This has such a organic peaceful feel!

    Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

    So unique ... love it!

    Melisa Waldorf said...

    Oh wow!! I really like this set. It looks like it will be so unusual. Enter me in the drawing, I would love to win it!
    melisa.waldorf@yahoo.com

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    Julie this is so pretty and soothing! Wonderful card.

    stampqueen said...

    Beautiful card - the soft moss greenare very nice!!!

    Leslie Miller said...

    Julie, you've made the most beautiful cards with this set. You've really got a feel for it. Oh, how I love this card! So natural and soothing.

    Anonymous said...

    Love this card!! So soothing and your colouring is divine!!!
    Beth Greco

    Joan B said...

    Wow, this is so peaceful and restful. and beautiful.