Thursday, February 10, 2011

Let's just write a letter.....

As card makers, it's in our creative blood to love sending snail mail. We create with whimsy in hopes that those on the receiving end of our creations will feel the joy we felt creating the cards and gifts. Well, today as Flourishes unveils their second set for February, they honor cardmakers far and wide and give them an elegant set for their all occassion cards!

Introducing.....

From the Desk Of Graphic

This beautiful set by Marcella Hawley gives you three focal images to send some love in an envelope. Blooming Dogwood branches arching over letter-writing supplies, a packet of treasured letters tied in ribbon, and a desktop bouquet give you plenty of options. There's even a tiny inkwell. Add in four beautifully scripted sentiments, and this set is sure to be one you reach for when it comes time to create an all-occasion card! Would you like to win this set? Simply leave a comment on today's post over on the Flourishes Blog and you'll be in the running!

On to my simple creation!

When I saw these stacked letters tied with a beautiful bow, I just knew it would be a favorite of mine! I stamped it up on watercolor paper and used watercolor pencils. Add some paper piercing and some beautiful BasicGrey paper and you're almost done! The ribbon is actually THIS ribbon -- but I colored it with a Copic marker - V09 - to get it to match my paper. I also added a button from the BasicGrey Jovial collection.

Don't you love this sentiment? It says "To send a letter is a good way to go anywhere without moving anything but your heart." How sweet is that?
There you go... a sweet and simple creation that is ready to stuff in an envelope and send! :-)

OTHER FLOURISHES FUN THIS WEEK!

  • Flourishes’ Winter Thaw Challenge is in full swing! You could win Flourishes’ ENTIRE February release! Check it out HERE.
  • Save a BUNDLE with Flourishes new release bundle! Purchase the entire release for 10% off! You can check it out HERE!
  • Would you like to get your hands on our new sets NOW? Pre-order them HERE!
  • Did you check out our SALE page? It's a Gambler's sale and each week prices drop another 5% until everything is gone! Click HERE to see what's on sale! Everything is now 15% OFF!
Now be sure to hop on over and see all the beautiful creations our design team and design guests whipped up using the From the Desk Of set!




  • Barbara Anders


  • Christine Okken


  • Cindy Lawrence


  • Danielle Kennedy


  • Dawn Burnworth


  • Leslie Miller


  • Stacy Morgan


  • Jan Marie Caruso


  • Sharon Doolittle



  • Oh, before I forget -- THERE'S A PARTY TONIGHT AND....
    release party invite

    Join Flourishes' DT with some chatter, fun, games and prizes! The Power Hour Release Party starts tonight, February 10th at 9 PM Central Time! You’ll find the party at the Flourishes’ Member Company Forum on SCS! And… after the party, you can check out the new sets live in the Flourishes store! How much fun is that?

    Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with one final look at this month's sets. So.... stay tuned!

    21 comments:

    petra,s cards said...

    what a gorgeous card!!!
    xx petra

    stampqueen said...

    Wonderful card - love the watercoloring!!

    Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

    Wow, Julie, this is really WONDERFUL! Your coloring is perfect, and what great images!! I'm drooling already but have to wait until tonight! :-)

    Janine said...

    Hey Julie!!! How are YOU!!!? Long time no hear from! How's your pooch doin?
    Gorgeous card!!

    Silke Ledlow said...

    So soft and beautiful Julie! I love this new Set :)!!! Hugs ~S~

    Emily Keaton said...

    SO lovely, Julie! Beautiful colors and great work with this new set. :)

    Heather Jensen said...

    Beautiful Julie. I love this set. :)
    Hugs~

    Dawn B. said...

    LOVE the colors you chose Julie.. That ribbon on your letters looks like you could just pull the strings and untie. Great card for this set..

    Tammy Hershberger said...

    Simply LOVELY! Beautiful layers and mix of papers with that pretty customized ribbon!

    ChristineCreations said...

    Such pretty colors and such pretty coloring lady!

    Amanda said...

    Oh my word, Julie!! This is simply put - An Amazing Card!! Your coloring is so pretty and soft!! A Beautiful card for any receiver :)

    Yogi said...

    both this card and the one in the post below are really pretty.

    Brook said...

    Wonderful card. I love your DP and the colors you chose.

    Cindy Haffner said...

    So PRETTY Julie!!!

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    Classy Julie... This sentiment is one I just think is so sweet and you showcased it perfectly.

    dpkennedy said...

    Your water coloring is so soft and pretty! This card is just beautiful!!

    denise g. said...

    BEAUTIFUL! Love the image and how you used it to make the most divine card. The sentiment gets me all mushy. I hope your doggie is on the mend. I may not have gotten any Valentines done (SO sorry, Red Hot Mama), but I did take a couple minutes how my supper is in the oven to check in on ya. Between work and s-n-o-w adjusting, it's been a busy week. C'Mon Friday!

    Leslie Miller said...

    This is quite beautiful, Julie. Your coloring makes the image look very real. I love the quotes in this set.

    Betty Wright said...

    Beautiful, Julie! The colors and designare just wonderful! Looks so real, too!

    Barbara said...

    Just beautiful, Julie! I love how you did the sentiment at the bottom!

    Merry said...

    Such a stunning card....coloured beautifully.