Thursday, July 14, 2011

Time for another Sneaky Peak!

Hi all and welcome to day 2 of Flourishes' fun-filled sneak peek week! If you love flowers, today's set that the Flourishes design team is showcasing is sure to make your heart skip a beat! It has beautiful elements to create even more beautiful cards! Want a peek?

Sweet Nature is a set that's actually patterned after Flourishes' ever-popular Thank You set. This gorgeous floral and script set penned by Marcella Hawley features the fizzy blossoms of Ranunculus paired with gorgeously scripted sentiments that are perfect for all occassions! As you'll see when you make the rounds to the designers' blogs, there's even a beautiful scripted accent strip to add to your stamped creations!

On to my creation!

This layout is pretty easy peasy. Not a ton to it -- just an oval cut thanks to a Classic Oval die from Spellbinders, and the Classic Scalloped Oval as well. (Both were cut thanks to my Grand Calibur machine! I love that you can cut and emboss both at the same time!) After I cut my scalloped oval, I did lightly sand the edges to reveal the paper's white core. However, the white was just a little too white. So, I went around the edges with a light rose Copic marker (R30). I liked this effect!


The beautiful Ranunculus were stamped on Flourishes Classic Ivory and colored with Copic markers. I used RV02, RV00, R35 and blended the flowers with RV0000. The stems were colored with YG63, YG03 and YG00. Then, my whole image was accented with RV00 and RV0000 and blended with a Colorless Blender. The rest is just matting it up! My paper is from the BasicGrey Sweet Threads line. And then, I added some Ivory Cotton Linen Ribbon and bling too. If you look at the right side of the card, you'll see the scripted background that is part of the stamp set. I stamped that using Memento Rich Cocoa. And...Viola! Done!

Here's a close up!

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!


Want a chance to win the ENTIRE FLOURISHES RELEASE FOR JULY? Check back today right here on the Flourishes Blog at Noon CST for one of the daily challenges. This one will have you acting like a "Copy Cat!" So click back over at noon to see what’s in store!

FYI: All of this week’s sets will be live in the Flourishes store first thing Friday morning! If you like what you see on the designers' blogs and want the sets before they are fully released, you can pre-order! Just click HERE! We also have the New Release Bundle, which gives you all four of our stamp sets for 10% off!

Stay tuned, tomorrow’s set offers a little something for the men in your life! Who couldn't use a few more masculine images in their stamping stash? Check back tomorrow to see the next sneak peek!

~Julie

46 comments:

Dawn B. said...

Beautiful card Julie. I love the soft colors you chose for your flowers. Great coloring.

Delia said...

Simple is beautiful Julie! Love the bling on the frame! x

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, the papers are perfect with this.

Anonymous said...

Julie your card is beautiful! I love the sparkles around the frame and at the top corner. Ranunculus are stunning flowers.
Beth Greco

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What a good idea to stamp the script on the green paper... it's a nice look for sure. Beautiful card!

jonim52 said...

Lovely card, love the soft colors

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful! Just love the soft colors!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Card, Julie. The papers you used are lovely. I like how you used the background stamp.

Susan said...

Beautiful. Love how you have popped up the heads of the flowers.

Debbie D. said...

Gorgeous. Love the simplicity of the layout.

Theresa's Studio said...

Love everything about your beautiful card. Great coloring. Great layout.

lisa808 said...

I'm always in awe of your coloring.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Just beautiful, Julie! This one has a soft, vintage feel to it...LOVE! So beautifully colored too! :)

Benzi said...

Beautiful set..love that sentiment along with the rose. Nice bling, too. Fabulous card!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the papers you chose and how you stamped the script on the dp.

Angelnorth said...

Great dimension to this lovely flower with the popped up elements - lovely card!

Unknown said...

Love the pretty soft colors!

Leigh M said...

Such a pretty card, Julie. I love your choice of DB to go with your beautifully colored flowers.

Evette K. said...

Julie you and Flourishes have my vote for great stamp and great designer!!!

Linda Carson said...

Love the soft elegance and dimension of this beauty!

Cheryl W. said...

So many great ideas included in the creation of your card. It is really beautiful!

Heather Rogers said...

Stunning Julie. I love the BG papers for this set and your Ranunculus are ever so pretty. I grew some of these when I lived in Iowa. They are one of my favorite flowers. :)
Hugs~

Jan Garber said...

I love the pattern papers and colors!

Charlotte said...

Just lovely. Your card really showcases this beautiful flower! Love the bling around the frame, too.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card. I love this color combo, and your dp is beautiful.

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous card Julie! I love the pop of your blooms! Beautiful!

Emily Keaton said...

What a yummy card, Julie!! Those colors are just delicious. A beautiful new set!!

Yogi said...

very pretty. romantic

Anonymous said...

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Traci M said...

This is so very pretty, I love the two tone of colors that meld so beautifully on your flower image, Julie!! The Thank You set is one of my very favorites, and I saw the resemblance with this set right away!! So excited!!

ChristineCreations said...

I love the popped up blossoms! So pretty Julie! Such soft subtle coloring too. You totally captured pretty in this!

Janet L. said...

You've made a very pretty card! I like the flowers, the colors and the bling!

jjocarlson said...

I am really luvin the different pinks in the flower! Beautiful shading!

Jodi said...

So beautiful! I love how your simple layout really showcases the flowers.

Rosemary said...

what a pretty card... the flowers are so lovely!

denise g. said...

Well, this brought back memories to many years ago and I had planted some Ranunculus. First day they bloomed the little girl across the corner came over and picked them all!!! I was so angry. I marched up and introduced myself to her mother and explained how unhappy I was. Mom apologized profusely, made the daughter apologize and then the next day I THINK she baked cookies for me. See, I came home from work the next evening and Chuck told me about the nice conversation he had with the Mom and about the wonderful cookies she made, of which he ate every one!?! Your posies look so much prettier than the wilting ones clutched in that little girl's sweaty hands. Love the scripted background paper you made. Great layout, too. Thanks for sharing and listening to me reminisce.

Makalah said...

I spy a pretty script background! I like the pinks and greens together in your coloring and paper!

Lee said...

Ooo la la!!! Just stunning coloring!! The blooms look so very realistic!

Pati said...

Very nice, springy flower card!

Leslie Miller said...

Most beautiful shades of pink and green, and absolutely gorgeous coloring of the flowers! Love how you popped up the blooms and buds. I got a kick out of reading Denise G's comment above. First the little girl picked all her flowers, then her husband ate all the cookies! Sometimes you just can't win for losing!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful! I love how you stamped the script on the patterned paper!

Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous! Julie your blooms look wonderful and then popped up is awesome. Very feminine feeling.

Karen said...

This is very pretty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design, Julie! LOVE the pink shading around the flowers, too!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the pink and green!!!

dpkennedy said...

This is oh-so-pretty! I love the wonderful coloring of your flowers and the dimension! Gorgeous!

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