Friday, September 17, 2010

A Grand Finale!

Hi all! Today is what you'd call the Grand Finale for Flourishes September Release! And, today, Flourishes showcases not one, but two fabulous sets drawn by the talented Lauren Pope. One has you daydreaming of places far and wide, the other brings the sweet smell of timeless flowers perfect for any time of the year!

Introducing....


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Both are sets you can turn to for all occassion cards! One set - Windows to the World - might have you saying "Caio" or "Aloha!" The other - Fuchsias in Bloom - is a beautiful and classic set that comes with some beautifully scripted and meaningful sentiments. Would you like to win these sets? Simply leave us a comment over on the Flourishes Blog today HERE!

On to my creations! I just love this new set from Lauren Pope. There's a kind of serenity in each image. For my card, I picked up the Tuscan Villa. I imagine looking at the beautiful hillside with a glass of vino in my hand! ;-) My card is pretty sweet and simple! I stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento onto Flourishes Classic Ivory, colored with Copics (Sunflower, Fields, Falling Leaves, Cool Neutrals, and Poppy Collections grouped by Flourishes). I also used the Y21 from the Sunflower set to accent the oval by just leaving the Spellbinders die on my shape and then highlight the edge with my marker and blending with a Copic Blender Pen. Add some ribbon, a sentiment on a punched oval, some stitching, a punched border and.... voila!

Here's a close up......

On to my second card with the new Fuchsias in Bloom set!

After stamping my image on Flourishes Classic White Card Stock, I used the Petite Ovals Spellbinder die to cut my Fuchsia shape and then colored with Copics, using the Dahlia and Spring Green Collections and then I highlighted with B0000 around the edge of my Fuchsia. The rest is just matting it up! I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder (Victoria)and "debossed" sanding the wrong side of the paper to highlight the indents. Add some stitching, some pink cotton linen ribbon, a Cuttlbug corner die and then... some pearls and.. done!

The rest of the gals on the Design Team has created some breathtaking cards with both of these sets, so you get double the fun when you stop by and say hi to them over at their places on the web! Some of them even have BLOG CANDY to dole out! So, what are you waiting for?

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

  • And.... one last reminder! Did you see all the ways you can help Flourishes celebrate their 3rd birthday? You could end up winning one of three... yes three prize packages valued at more than $150!!! Here are the 3 ways for you to win! "Like" us on Facebook.. just click HERE.. and you will have a chance at winning 10 Flourishes sets (including this release), click on "Join this Site" here on our blog for another chance! Or, get in on our Look Who's 3 Challenge! You can read up on it HERE. You have until TODAY at 5 PM Central!!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week! Hope you had as much fun as I did! :-)

    21 comments:

    Shirley said...

    Love both of your cards. These sets look great!!!

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    Diane said...

    Gorgeous~gorgeous~gorgeous as always!!!

    Emily Keaton said...

    True beauties, Julie!! Your Tuscan take on the windows is just gorgeous.

    Stephanie said...

    Just another beauty!

    Rosemary said...

    oh, love the vine winding its way around the window! so pretty. both cards are gorgeous!

    Janaria said...

    Very pretty cards. . .love your villa view!

    Holly said...

    Simply gorgeous! The first card with the window evokes a feel for the warm vineyards of California or Tuscany.... aaaahhhhhhhh.....

    Tanya said...

    These are both gorgeous! The first took my breath away at the party last night, love it!

    Amanda said...

    Oh Julie, Your definitely "Out to Impress" with both of these beautiful cards!Both are exceptional and perfect! The second one is just so pretty, I love it, and the first one is colored to perefection! Both are perfect! :)

    Ravengirl said...

    What beautiful cards!

    Sandra said...

    beautiful cards!
    Sandra

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    Beautiful! I like the villa and how you colored it so simple. Your Fuchsias is beautiful, and I just adore the corner accents.

    Leslie Miller said...

    You've made two of the most beautiful cards with these sets, Julie! The look is exactly perfect for both of them. Love everything about both! Warm, earthy colors for your Italian villa, and sweet pinks and greens for your fuchsia garden -- gorgeous!!

    Yogi said...

    both cards are beautiful

    dpkennedy said...

    These are just beautiful Julie! Your window is so warm and inviting! I love the corners on the fuchsia card! Very elegant!

    Laura (scrapnextras) said...

    Love your window card...and your colouring is awesome, I keep peeking in the window to see if you're home! Love the pink goodness of your fuschia card...the embossed paper is so cool!

    ChristineCreations said...

    Really love your tuscan window Julie...the ochre yellows surrounding the vines really give it that warm feeling. And the corner dies set off the fuchsias so elegantly!

    Peachy Wessels said...

    What pretty cards. Just love the window scene.

    Anonymous said...

    Here's lookin' at you, babe! from a most handsome window setting! Such a travel bug stimulator from such settings as the mind many muse! Lovely! simply lovely! Happy third b-day from window seats across our globe.
    Keep Looking UP!

    Anonymous said...

    Julie, what a smart choice for Spanish shutters in an oval frame. The inviting look calls for a second eyecapturing glance, one to come back to again and again.
    Keep Looking UP!
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    Janine said...

    Absolutely gorgeous Julie! Hope all is well... Things are good here. Family wedding this past weekend.
    Talk to you soon!!