Thursday, June 9, 2011

Flourishes Sneaks... day 2!

Hi all and Happy Thursday! I don't know about you, but I think nearly every little girl - at one point in her life - has dreamt of becoming a princess complete with tiara and some slippers fit for royalty! Well, Flourishes knew that a set fit for a princess would be something that could be used for "princesses" of all ages! And that, my friends, is part of the second day of Flourishes sneak peeks!

Introducing....
Sparkly and sweet, Flourishes' new Make A Wish set is perfect for all of the "princesses" in your life - young and old! What's more fun than a flowery wand, a sparkly tiara or some flouncy and fine slippers fit for royalty? This set offers four main images, two accents plus seven fun-filled sentiments. What fun!

On to my creation! Before this set was even drawn, Marcella emailed me a photo of a pair of slippers that she wanted to use as "inspiration" for her drawing and I just gasped -- how cute are these?
So, when she penned this set and put her own spin on a set of slippers, I just knew I had to pick that image for my first card! And, as you can see, I was inspired by that first photo she showed me!
All of the papers I used for this creation were from BasicGrey's Sweet Threads collection. I just am in love with this bright and perky paper. I wanted the sentiment strip that I created to look a bit like a scroll announcing the "princess" and used some decorative pins to "hang" it. Add some paper piercing and you can see that's pretty much all there is to the basic card front. After stamping those darling slippers on Flourishes Classic White using Memento Tuxedo Black, I did use Spellbinders Classic Circles die and while the die was still on my shape, I used the die as a guide for some paper piercing and then sponged on some Spun Sugar Distress Ink. My mat is the Spellbinders Blossom die that was cut and embossed and then sanded to reveal the paper's white core. Both shapes were cut thanks to my Grand Calibur machine! The slippers got a little more pizazz. I decided to paper piece every portion and actually layered the flowers on the slippers to give it some dimension!

Here's a close up!
You can see that the center of the flowers have a little razzle dazzle. I did that thanks to some Ranger Liquid Pearls. And that, my friends is it!

The Flourishes gals put on their tiaras to create some sparkling sensations with this set, so stop on over and see...

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber -- you are here!
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Sharon Doolittle



Would you like to WIN this set? YOU CAN!!!! One of the ladies listed above is the....





What that means is, of all the blogs, one of these ladies (as the Mystery Blogger) will pick a lucky commenter that left some love in the form of a comment on her post today showcasing the Make a Wish set. The name chosen will WIN this fabulous set! We'll announce the winner Saturday during our Winner's Circle post at Noon CST!

Want a chance to win the ENTIRE FLOURISHES RELEASE FOR JUNE?

Check back today over at the Flourishes Blog at noon for one of the daily challenges. This one is full of color! So, click on over and see what's in store!


FYI: All of this week's sets will be live in the Flourishes store on Friday morning by 9 AM CST! So, if you don't win and can't wait, pre-order now or know, in just a few days Flourishes will pull off the lid and show you all three new sets!


Tomorrow's set is perfect for those that love garden fresh goodness! Yep, that was your hint! So, be sure to stop back tomorrow to see what I have in store!


30 comments:

Debbie D. said...

Your card is breathtaking .The colors and papers are beautiful.

ecpiercy said...

Julie, what a beautiful card! It's so colorful. Thank you, too, for sharing the inspiration photo.

Cammie said...

I love those slippers! Your paper piecing is fabbo!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Julie!!~

Evette K. said...

We have always called my daughter "The Princess" so this card would be perfect for her. Wow you did a great job on it Julie. Thanks for sharing. Hugs.

The Rubber Maid said...

What a great set and I guess I'll borrow it for Miss Elizabeth's birthday card...it's her to a T. Mom

Beth Miller said...

My all time favorite color combo in the slippers - pink and green can't be beat!

sharman said...

Beautiful color combination. I love how you copies the image. It is breathtaking........

Jacqueline Smith said...

Your card is absolutely breath taken thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

You are killing me with those SHOES!!! LOVE that you PP them!

dpkennedy said...

Your paper piecing truly put this card over the top! It has such beautiful dimension and your scroll idea is amazing! Love this design, you rocked this Julie!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I just love your card!! The papers and colors you used work perfect with the lovely stamp set!

Rosemary said...

wow...gorgeous card! i love how you used the colors from the original slippers for your card!

E. Marie said...

Amazing take on the actual slippers. Lovely.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Pretty Julie, the colors are springy and great layout.

dinosaur said...

Ooh! I love the green shoes!

Ravengirl said...

Love theses darling pieced shoes! And the scroll idea is very clever. Love it!

petra,s cards said...

ooohhhooo gorgeous card!! great collours and love that little shoes!!!
xx petra

Donna said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors. Thanks for the fun hop and the inspiration!

Linda Carson said...

Aren't you clever? Never in a million years would I have thought to paper piece the shoes! Fabulous inspiration in this beauty!

Emily Keaton said...

What a delightful card, Julie!! These colors couldn't be more happy. You've captured Marcella's inspiration perfectly!

Terri said...

That's an great card!!! Love it!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Love this!! Wow! Those slippers are sooooo cute -- the ones on your card, I mean. Well, the inspiration photo, too. Great way to show how this set can be for big girls, too. Fabulous, Julie!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Julie I love what you've done with this card! What a cool inspiration Marcy sent you too...I'd totally want to copy it on paper as well. I just love how the paper piecing looks! Fantastic! I just LOVE that Sweet Threads collection too, I can't wait to dive into it!

Heather said...

Your slippers are absolutely gorgeous!! They are even better than your inspiration picture. Love the dimension and texture they have.

Theresa said...

Great colors and love how you did the slippers. Very Pretty!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh those paper pieced slippers are soooooo amazing!! I also am in love with the Sweet Threads dp!

Kimberly said...

What a great stamp for paper piecing. The dp you used is perfect.

alicaz said...

Wonderful! The green slippers stand out beautifully on the pink background!

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