Thursday, May 12, 2011

3 in a Row Challenge

Flourishes wanted to spice things up for you this Release Week! We are all so excited about our four new sets and we wanted to ramp up the action to give you even more chances to win them!They will have a different challenge Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at noon CST! The winner gets all four new release sets!

What's today's challenge?








HOW TO PLAY: See this grid above? All you need to do is make a card or creation by using the items in the straight line of your choice. You can take it veritcal, horizontal or even diagonally. For instance, want to take the first column up and down, your card would need to have a button, bling and a die cut shape. Want to take the bottom row? Your creation needs a die cut, lace and at least one pearl! It's just that easy! With four stamp sets on the line, what are you waiting for? There are a few rules -- so click on over HERE for a peek!





On to my creation! I looked at the grid and picked the bottom horizontal row which meant I had to use a die cut, lace and a pearl on my creation. Easy peasy! I, of course, used Flourishes brand new set called Wedded Bliss!






    For my creation, I chose a black and white "black tie" feel and just used plain solids -- no decorative paper needed on this one! I started by cuting out a circle using Flourishes Classic White card stock and a Spellbinders Classic Circle die (cut thanks to the Grand Calibur machine). I stamped my main image on it, embossing as well. Then, I took that circle and traced a line in pencil to create a guide line for my stamped circle frame. I used the corner flourish from the Wedded Bliss set-- how fun is that? I added some of the lace from the new 5th Avenue 1,2,3, Create Kit, some 1/2" black ribbon, and where oh where are my pearls?

    You can see here! I used some pewter colored pearls around my frame and also on the ribbon laced sentiment tag that I created with the Ribbon Tags Trio die from Spellbinders. Add some paper piercing and... Voila!!






    Need a little more inspiration? Barbara Anders also has a sample for you to peek at and get those creative juices flowing!

    Don't have time to compete in the challenge? You can still win!



    Just by leaving a comment here on this post or on Barbara's 3-in-a-Row Challenge post, you'll have a shot at winning the entire release as well! One of us is the MYSTERY BLOGGER! You don't know which lady it is, so leave a comment on both blogs and one lucky name will be randomly drawn from the comments on the mystery blogger's 3 in a Row Challenge post! You have until Friday at 3PM CST to comment. That person will win THE ENTIRE FLOURISHES RELEASE! We'll announce who the mystery blogger was and the winner on Saturday in our Winner's Circle Post at 12 Noon CST! What an easy way to try to win!

    Happy creating and commenting! See you back here tomomrrow for more Flourishes Release Week FUN!


47 comments:

petra,s cards said...

wauw what a stunning card!! great image!!
xx petra

dpkennedy said...

I love the stamped frame you created! Julie this is so elegant and beautiful! Love it!

Sandy M said...

Beautiful card!! This stamp set is the most elegant one I have seen for wedding cards.

Pattie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Julie! I love a crisp black and white card and that little touch of lace is lovely!

Emily Keaton said...

Julie, your card is so stunning! Sophisticated and classic. So far I like the new release format--I just hope I have some time to play along in some of the challenges. :)

Ravengirl said...

What a beautiful creation! I totally get the "black tie" feel of your card!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card!!

terri d. said...

Your card is perfect, love the black and white combo. I can see this new release is going to be amazing!

Dani said...

Beautiful card! I just love these new images!

Lynna said...

Great card and a neat challenge! If I can get back into my craft room, then I'm gonna give this a shot!

TFS

stampqueen said...

Beautifully stunning card!!! I love the way you used the flourish to make a circle!!! Ok lets see if I can get something together this afternoon!!!! (on only 4 hours sleep - I am still trying to wake up..... :)

Linda Carson said...

Love the classy elegance of this beauty!

denise g. said...

Have I ever told you how stinkin' CLEVER you are??? That stamped frame around the circle is gorgeous! If it was closer to me, it would have drool on it. Your lace is luscious. Your black and white is classy and I like the whole thing. And I'm especially impressed that you didn't use any patterned paper on this one.

Angel said...

What a cool set!!! Classy crd! Love the changes!!!!!

Jackie said...

Beautiful Frame and I love the pearls added to the skirt. Of Course the whole thing is wonderful.

kathy s said...

This set looks amazing- love love love your card-so classic and this image divine-great way to use corner stamps too thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win

beadz said...

Julie, your card is so elegant! Love it!
Gini

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Julie this is gorgeous, love the border around the circle.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

A very elegant looking card. I really like the silhouette of the bride and groom toasting each other. Pretty circle border too.

E. Marie said...

I really like your card. Love the design behind the image circle and that lace is absolutely gorgeous!!

Anita Hovey said...

How elegant. A beautiful wedding card.

pmm said...

What a beautiful & elegant card! The challenge looks like fun- will have to try it!

ecpiercy said...

What an elegant card! ...and I really like this three-in-a-row idea for a challenge. Thanks for sharing!

Tanya said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love the black and white, so elegant. And that image, swoon, gorgeous!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful elegant card! Love the design!

Charlotte said...

Oh, LOVE that stamped circle frame! And, the color combo. You can never go wrong with black and white. It's so elegant.

Mildred said...

Such a fun challenge. And a very beautiful card. Classy without using any patterned paper.

Susan said...

Beautiful card. Love the stamped "flourishes" in the background. :)

Isha said...

Lovely card. I hope to get time to play this fun challenge. Wish I had flourishes stamps thou, to double my chances.Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

Anonymous said...

Oh my!! This is so stunning!! Just love the flourish stamp that you border the image with! SO elegant!! Definitely one to case!! Wow.
Beth Greco

Theresa said...

Great card for the challenge. Will try to get a card made for this fun challenge.

gloflo said...

Thanks for the chance to win the new releases.

lisa808 said...

Looks like an elegant set.

Doris said...

What a great idea for a challenge! Can't wait to try it!

petra,s cards said...

what a beautiful wedding what couple does not want Sun elegant wedding invitation received, I think the background behind the super couple! love the new reales totally awesome!
xx petra

Traci M said...

I love this set, and you showcased it so well with these classy colors! The circle border is so elegant, too!! What a gorgeous wedding card!

Grace said...

Julie the way you used the corner stamp to create your frame is sheer genius! What an elegant and beautiful card! Fantastic job!!!

Mrs Ham said...

Black and white card are always my favorite. I like how you used the corner stamp to create the frame for this wonderful image.

Theresa said...

Such an elegant card...love the use of black and white.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Love what you did with the design!

alicaz said...

wonderful! Very stylish and I love how you used the little corner stamp to border the image!

Anonymous said...

Love the black and white color scheme. It gives anything a more formal look. But the stamped edge around the circle was the best! I think that using Spellbinders and Flourishes should make a perfect marriage!

terri d. said...

Love the elegant black and white color combo. This new release is truly awesome!

Lin said...

OH MY, this is classy, Julie - I ADORE how you used that flourishy corner to make your frame! Absolutely stunning!

Cindy Holshouser said...

I love the new release sets so much. Expecially the wedding silhouettes. Just linked my 3 in a row card. Crossing my fingers:)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Gorgeous! This is a perfect anniversary or wedding card! Love the elegance! the stamped circle frame is a great touch as well as the pearls in her dress! Love the lace!

Lea L. said...

This card is so elegant and pretty!! I just love the beautiful stamped medallion in the background!!