Friday, August 19, 2011

Water Ya Up To???

Hi all and TGIF!!! It's Flourishes FRIDAY! And, today the Flourishes gals have another look at some of the stamp sets released last week! I will say that the clock is ticking for you to get your hands on the New Release Bundle. That special deal will end tomorrow at Noon CST! What's in the bundle? Only all four of Flourishes' newly released sets for August at 10% off the retail price! You can click HERE to check it out.

On to my creation!


This card is easy peasy -- want to know why? Because with the exception of some fun little bling and Flourishes' brand new stamp set Wild For Watermelon, all of the items that I used to create my card are in Flourishes new 1,2,3 Create Kit called Trendsetter! If you want to see all this kit has to offer, just click HERE!

I did stamp my watermelon on Flourishes Classic White using Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored it up using Copic Markers and I picked up the Holly, Dahlia and Spring Greens Collections grouped by Flourishes. I shaded using the Warm Neutrals collection and then - when I was done coloring - I cut out my image using a Spellbinders Classic Oval die. While the die was still in place, I did sponge some Antique Linen Distress ink around the oval. The rest is matting it up! My mat was created using Spellbinders Labels Eighteen (cut thanks to my Spellbinders Grand Calibur). After I embossed, I did use a sanding block to sand and reveal the paper's white core. Add some stitching and faux stitching thanks to a white gel pen and... voila.. done!

While you're hopping around today, you'll want to make the rounds to all the Flourishes gal's blogs today to see what they cooked up using the new sets! Stop on over and see.....

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger

Thanks so much for stopping by! TGIF!!! Hope you're able to kick up your feet and enjoy all the weekend has to offer! ;-)
~Julie

12 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Just gorgeous, love your coloring and your use of the dies is fabulous!

NancyK said...

Julie - this watermelon set is one of the cutest summer sets I've seen in awhile. Love your card!

Barbara said...

This is beautiful, Julie! That sentiment cracks me up every time I see it!

petra,s cards said...

beautiful card!!!!
xx petra

Yogi said...

nice card, nice coloring. I love that set.

Leslie Miller said...

Your coloring on this is just awesome, Julie! Yup, I see what you mean about great minds... tee hee!

ChristineCreations said...

Oooo yummy looking lady! I love the patterned spellbinders framing...really great. And the perfect little bow too!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Julie! I LOVE how that Labels 18 frames the oval so perfectly... I think I need one of those! Gorgeous coloring, too!

denise g. said...

This is sreamin' summer even if the calendar is reminding me that fall isn't that far off. Love your coloring -- have I ever told you that before? The coffee gift card was so you! Is that a present for yourself for surviving the summer with the kiddos, much deserving mama? Happy Weekend!

Janine said...

Love it! I love watermelon!! M favouritest fruit!!

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Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Looks yummy!