Friday, July 15, 2011

Just in time!!!

Flourishes' sneek peek week always seems to fly by but today, you're just in "time" to see their FULL JULY LINE UP! That's right, all of Flourishes' stamp sets for July are now LIVE in the Flourishes store! You can CLICK HERE to see, but you'll want to hop on over to see what the rest of the Flourishes Design Team whipped up today -- these creations are truly "timeless!" Check out this new set......



This masculine, all occassion set is perfect for wishing the guys in your life a little cheer. This set penned by Lauren Pope features two beautiful main images plus a handful of accents and four elegantly scripted sentiments. It's great for birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, you name it!

On to my creation!



I have to tell you, I had fun with this one. Why? I just love the little extra elements in this set that add class. I love the damask, the Roman numerals, and the huge clock face. And so, that's what I wanted as the centerpiece. All of the elements I used to create my card are a part of a brand new 123 Create Kit called Timepiece. It features some great elements including Bo Bunny Timepiece paper, some fun sprockets, burplap string and the brown twill I used too! Here's a peek!





For my card details, I just stamped the clock face a few times (once on a dark brown and once on a medium brown paper) using Versamark ink and then embossing with detail copper embossing powder. I stamped the clock face on a lighter tan decorative paper and then paper pieced the clock together, layering as I went. I stamped the damask from the set as well as the Roman numerals for a little background drama, add some stitching and then comes the layering! The mat was created using Spellbinders Labels Thirteen (cut thanks to my Grand Calibur machine). After I was done embossing, I did sand the edges but didn't like the bright white, so I colored the white areas with Copic Marker E33 to tone it down. It almost looks like worn leather, which I thought was a fun look! Add a sentiment, and some brown twill tied with burlap string and adorned with a sprocket and... done!



Here's a close up of the clock face....
And, here's that fun sprocket!
Again, you can find all the elements HERE in the brand new 123 Create Kit called Timepiece!
Want to win this set? All you need to do is comment on all of these ladies' blogs below! Why? Because it's a little game! A game to find out.....



That means, one of these ladies will draw the lucky winner from the comments on their blog for Thursday's Sweet Nature post! So get hopping on over to see what they whipped up and leave them some love in the form of a comment -- you could win a free stamp set!

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Sharon Doolittle
Jan Marie Caruso

Want a chance to win the ENTIRE FLOURISHES RELEASE FOR JULY? You have a FEW ways to win! Check out these challenges below. You have until 5PM Eastern tonight to enter..... so get creating!

Farm Fresh Challenge
Get Sketchy Challenge
Copy Cat Challenge

I should point out that ALL winners will be chosen and announced tomorrow (Saturday) in Flourishes' Winner's Circle post over on the Flourishes blog! With so many chances to win between all the challenges and our Mystery Blogger contest -- YOUR NAME could easily be on the winner's list! So, get creating!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you back here soon!
~Julie



42 comments:

lizlincoln said...

What a beautiful classic clock face. You have certainly done this wonderful stamp justice.

Karen W said...

Gorgeous creation!! I love the new sets plus the papers. What a fun hop this week.

Moira said...

What a great card - my favorite so far! Love how you used the elements from the 123 package for this month. TFS!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Debbie D. said...

Beautiful job on your card creation. The stamp set and the new kit look like a perfect match.

Yogi said...

very nice. that die is perfect for that image.

Theresa said...

Great card. With this stamp set and the kit, one can make some truly perfect and easy cards. How neat is that. Fun hop!

Benzi said...

Awesome work on this masculine card. Kits are wonderful and bring everything together so nicely.

Charlotte said...

Awesome card! Great detail - especially on your clock face. Love the stitching. It adds so much.

Sue D said...

Fabulous card--I like the copper embossing.

Sherry Kushibab said...

That Bo-Bunny paper with this stamp is awesome....love how you stamped the clock face on the patterned paper and the die behind it is 'perfect'..love your card.

lisa808 said...

This is an awesome set!

Yvonne said...

Love this set!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Just wonderful. I'm loving that Kit of the Month with this stamp set.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Julie, very cool shaped frame for the clock. Awesome guy card.

Marissa said...

This card really makes me think of mantle clocks. It's very regal. Thanks for sharing!

Traci M said...

I love the worn look of your clock, Julie, your card is gorgeous!!

Allison Cope said...

Lovin' this card Julie! Cool shape to use with the clock face! Gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

Get out right now!!!! This is incredibly fabulous, beautiful, creative, awesome, handsome. The colors, the copper embossing, the stamped border, the paper... I love this one! You're so darn good, Julie!

Ravengirl said...

I love what you did with your clock face! The copper embossing is perfect here too!

Janet said...

My favorite parts are the embossing and the sprocket.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Julie that is so fantastic! I love the nestie shape and the embellie!!

Pati said...

Great card, sounds like you had fun making it to! : )

Tanya said...

Oh this is stunning! And it does look like leather, how cool!

Maria said...

Love this fabulous masculine card! Gorgeous embossing and sweet little sprocket!

Susan said...

Beautiful card; great images :)

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulously classic, Julie!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This looks like a fabulous antique clock, hanging on the living room wall! Gorgeous design, Julie!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card!

Jodi said...

Really love your card and all the timely details. The clock face is beautiful & the little gear adds just the right touch.

jjocarlson said...

Wow what a sophisticated looking card! I really like this!

Lillian Child said...

This instantly reminded me of the old mantel clock my grandmother use to have. So lovely!

stampqueen said...

Great card - that labels die makes the clock face look like a mantle clock :)

denise g. said...

WOW!! That leather look "clock" is so cool! Great job with this one, Julie. Love the little sprockets & sheaves (without teeth). Happy Weekend!

Linda Carson said...

L-O-V-E this card Julie! The clock looks like the one hanging in my living room!

Cari D. Cruse said...

I love the worn leather look of your mat - it's wonderful! Very beautiful card.

Peggysuez said...

I like the way you highlighted the kit elements in your card, the embossing adds a lot!

Clare G said...

I love all the elements you used and how you highlighted them. It's gorgeous!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I know I'm a day late with this comment, I was gone yesterday. but had to leave a note to your beautiful work!!!

Jo said...

Very nice!!

ChristineCreations said...

So smart to emboss right on the dp. Love the layering of the clock and that great little sprocket too. Elegant design Julie!

dpkennedy said...

Wow! I love this!! The clock face on that die cut is gorgeous! Reminds me of an old mantle clock my parents had! Love this!