Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hi all and welcome to day three of Flourishes ever-so-festive sneak peek week -- one full of Christmas themed surprises! Today offers a look at the season through the eyes of a child. We all know that Lauren Pope knows how to capture children with her delightful silhouettes and this set is no exception!

Introducing....
What's better than watching the joy of a child during the holiday season? This set penned by Lauren Pope, called A Season of Celebrations, captures that wonder in the form of whimsical silhouettes. Children opening packages, decking the tree, or taking time out for a sled down the hill. Add in four sentiments and you have a perfect set to share in your Christmas cards and creations!

On to my creation!
I knew when I started my creation that I wanted to use THIS fabulous paper as my inspiration - it's My Mind's Eye Breeze and has some lovely shades of blue in it! This card couldn't be more simple. I stamped on Classic White using Vivid Teal, added some glitter, cut my image out with a Spellbinders Classic Oval, added some fun teal twill ribbon and a crystal Sparklet and the rest, my friends, is simply matting it all up! The sentiment from the set was stamped and punched thanks to a Stampin' Up Oval punch. My main image was matted on a shape cut (thanks to my Grand Calibur) using a Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die. After I embossed my die cut image, I did use a sanding block to reveal the paper's white core. Mat it up on a layered card front that's been accented with a little ivory stitching and... voila!

Here's a close up for you!

And that's all there is to it! Want to win this set? Be sure to hop on over to the blogs below. Why? Because it is one big guessing game and you need to figure out…. 


One of the lovely ladies on our blog list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So, head on over and see how our fabulously talented DT used this whimsical set that captures the joy of the holidays through the eyes of a child!

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


There are more ways to win Flourishes' ENTIRE RELEASE! Have you checked out the Heavy Metal Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how! Did you see the Name Game Challenge posted yesterday at noon? Click HERE to check it out! And, be sure to click back today at noon over on the Flourishes Blog when Flourishes will have another very talented guest hostess helping to usher in one very fun-filled challenge! You have a shot at winning Flourishes' entire October Release! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in the Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

Can’t wait until all of the sets are revealed Friday morning? Well, you can pre-order them now if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs! Just click HERE. You’ll also see that Flourishes is offering its special New Release Bundle again – 10% off if you purchase all four sets in one bundle!

Thanks all for stopping by! I'll see you here back here tomorrow with another festive sneak peek!

~Julie

34 comments:

Amanda said...

Ooh Julie this is just such a pretty card!!! I love your papers they're just perfect with your image!! I love all the sparkle!! :)

lizlincoln said...

I love this silhouette stamped in teal. This seems to be the "it" colour this Christmas. What a wonderful creation Julie.

Truth said...

I love th sentiment; it fits the image so well. Nice, cool colors for winter.

Sue C

petra,s cards said...

this one is soooo perfect and stunning, great colours and papers you have used!!!
its goes on my wischlist!!
xx petra

Anonymous said...

Very nice card! I really love this set! Greetings from Anne-Elise

Irene said...

Great card and use of DP to let a fantastic new stamp shine! Thanks for sharing your talents!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love this stamp and you showcased it so well! Just a gorgeous creation!

Pam said...

I just adore this image & you've made a gorgeous card with it!

ecpiercy said...

Julie, another beautiful card! Love the turquoise with this stamp.

Kelly Massman said...

love it!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You are the Queen is stunning, simple elegance!! It's not a fancy layout but it has TONS of Wow power. Love the monochromatic; and the stitching. Gorgeous card!!
Beth Greco

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Julie. I love the colors you chose on this card. Great job.

Theresa said...

Love everything about your card. Great choice of colors, ribbon, papers, and layout.

ChristineCreations said...

Isn't this awesome paper? We were in the same mood with this pack :) You have the perfect bow with that twill too!

Tina Gilliland said...

FABULOUS colors you chose!! So NEED this set!! Your card is beyond beautiful!!

Ravengirl said...

How sweet! I love that Flourishes is putting out another silhouette set. Those kids are so darling!

Betty Benton said...

What a fun card -- I grew up in Southwest Mississippi and never got to experience sledding!

ladybugg61 said...

Teal seems to be the colour of choice for these lovely images - your card is lovely!

Barbara said...

Julie, I just love this! You monchromatic color combo is PERFECT for this image!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Julie! I love the shades of blue and the gorgeous bow!

Janet said...

I like your color choices. It gives your card a vintage feel, while being a non-traditional color choice for the holidays. Love it!

Debbie D. said...

So very pretty...love that little bit of sparkle.

Tami Mayberry said...

Great card! I always like solid stamps...way eay to "color" ;) TFS!

stampqueen said...

Oh how pretty - I gotta have this set!!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I just *love* the colours you used on this card! Beautiful!

Tanya said...

Oh wow, this is beautiful! Flourishes has the most beautiful silhouettes!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Julie! LOVE the turquoise!

Emily Keaton said...

Julie, that's adorable! What a fun design. :)

Naomi said...

Wow, Julie, this is GORGEOUS! Love the colours and this new set is a real STUNNER!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Julie this is so sweet and beautiful. The hint of sparkle is perfect.

lisa808 said...

Such sweet images.

Leslie Miller said...

This set is just darling! Love your card. Love everything I've seen from this release!

Moira said...

beautiful card - love that teal color!

Renee VanEpps said...

Gorgeous stamp! Love your card, very sparkly and cute :)