Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sneak Peek Day 2: Botanical Bookplates!

Welcome to day 2 of Flourishes Sneak Peeks for our March Release! Today I am helping to unveil not only a brand new stamp set but a coordinating die to make sure that your image is cut and embossed perfectly, each and every time. Are you ready for a peek?

Introducing....
And, it's matching die....
Flourishes' new Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1 set might scream spring, but pair it with this matching die and you're sure to create beautiful cards all year long with Violas and Snowdrops that are as beautiful as those in real life! This new set illustrated by Marcella Hawley features two large focal images plus two smaller bookplate versions that are perfect for tags, or adornments on cards or creations. Add in 5 beautifully scripted sentiments, and you have the makings of beautiful creativity. Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1 was designed to match our Tailor-made Classic Bookplate Die for a perfectly cut and embossed image each time!

On to my creation!

Ok, I have to admit, my card today was inspired by a couple of Flourishes designers! Both Barbara Anders and Stacy Morgan create with "white" beautifully. I have ALWAYS admired how they can use white in such a way to make the color they do have on their cards POP. So, I "tried" to make that work on my card today! I started with a main panel that I embossed with one of Flourishes new folders called Diamond Shadows. I also used Cindy Lawrence's tutorial on how to create a fancy border on the side of my card! If you  haven't checked it out, you should! Just click HERE. After I stamped my main image on Flourishes Classic White with Tuxedo Black Memento, I colored with some of the soon-to-be released Copic Collections from Flourishes! I used Clematis and New Fields. And then, after I was finished, I did use the lighter shades from the.... 

to shade around my flowers. And, then, the centers of my violas were done with the....
From there, add a matching ribbon, a pearl brad and some lovely lace and you're almost there! The  sentiment stamped on a strip is also from this set! The orange paper is from BasicGrey's Indie Bloom and the purple is a strip from my scrap bin. 



Would you like to win our new Botanical Bookplate Vol. 1 and Classic Bookplate Die set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..
 

One of the ladies on the link 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 what are you waiting for? Hop on over and see…….
DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN FLOURISHES' ENTIRE MARCH RELEASE?  Have you checked out their Pinter-inspiration color challenge?  Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in their Noon Time Challenges! Yesterday at noon, they unveiled the Round and Round Challenge -- click HERE for details!  And, today at noon, Flourishes will share another fast paced way to win the entire March release! So get those fingers inky and good luck! See you back here soon!

38 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

wow, this is so beautiful

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - looks great as a tag!!!

jonim52 said...

Fabulous white background, makes the focal image pop!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Julie.. That ribbon is so pretty with this stamp.

Beate said...

Julie, your coloring looks amazing! I love that you used one of the bookplates as a tag.
Hugs and smiles

petra,s cards said...

wauw beautiful!!!!! love the colour combo in combination whit that tag and lovely image!
xx petra

Ita said...

This is a lovely card and i just adore the purple I am looking fordward to folling your blog
Ita from Ireland

Kary said...

I love the colours you used on your card!! Fabulous colouring on the flowers and they look beautiful. Great card!!

Lin said...

Julie, I love the shades of blue you used here - my faves. Your card is fantastic, and I must have this set!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

You really captured that clean, fresh look with your beautifully embossed background and poor of gorgeous purple! Fab job on the fancy border too, my friend!

Sue D said...

Very pretty! I like the white embossed background and the pearl brad on the ribbon. Great coloring.

Wanda Cullen said...

Love the clean, freah look with the pop of color on the ribbon and tag! Gorgeous card, Julie!

Karen W said...

Great idea using this for a tag, very pretty!

Carole said...

Great tag, love the color combo.

Brenda said...

What a fun idea to use the bookplate as a tag! Love it!!!

Betty Benton said...

Love the shadow around the flowers and how it coordinates with the colored layer of your card. The blues are fabulous and like you said, with the white background the colors definitely pop!

maryc1254 said...

Very pretty card. The white embossing makes the violets pop.

Marlena M. said...

Wonderfully embossed panel! Beautiful card.

Kathi said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the image made into a tag! Your coloring is beautiful, I love how you shaded around the flowers, really makes them pop! That embossing folder is beautiful too, along with the ribbon and pearl brad!

Mrs. Hill said...

I love the tag idea. And I agree on the white cardstock. I never seem to get it right, but YOU did! Great job!

Ravengirl said...

Yay, I love what you did with the "white". It looks amazing and I am a huge fan of lots of white space.

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely! Your white worked perfectly!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! I love the embossed white background and beautifully colored tag!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful, Julie! I love the images in this set, but with the bookplate die -- superb!

Debbie Dunham said...

very pretty card!

Rosemary said...

so lovely!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Julie, I like that textured bg. Beautiful coloring, so vibrant.

denise g. said...

Dies and folders! Oh My!! This bookplate die is really kinda cool and your card is beautiful (well done with the white!). Of course, everything looks better when Julie uses it. {sigh} Not feelin the love flowin out of my studio lately, but I sure am feelin the heat wave. It's actually bugging me so much, because I feel like I missed all kinds of important stuff - my Mom's birthday, your Mom's birthday and I'm thinking 4th of July should be here any minute. 80 degrees in the winter in the mitten is just crazy! Hope your shamrocks aren't wilted way out yonder.

flourishes said...

By George I think you've done. You achieved the "white space" quiet beautifully I'd say. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Jan Marie
Flourishes

ChristineCreations said...

Very fun color combination Julie, and I just got that embossing folder....can't wait to use it!

lisa808 said...

The pretty image tag along with the dark ribbon and white background make for a very nice card.

Monica said...

How beautiful. The blues & contrast with the white are so striking.

Becky said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful card.

Barbara said...

You rocked it ALL, girlie! Your coloring is gorgeous and does indeed POP! Perfect job on that edge, too!

Amanda said...

I love your white card! I think you created it perfectly! I love Barbara's, Silke's and Stacy's white cards too, and want to keep it simple like they can, too. I think you did a superb job and I love that it draws your eye to the hanging tag :)

Naomi said...

Wow, what a BEAUTY! Love the embossing on white, the lace, the striking colour combo and your GORGEOUS colouring job on the violets!

Naomi
xoxo

Shelly Schmidt said...

Another fabulous card- I love the layout and love your pretty colors...I may just have to have this set and die......!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous design, Julie and fantastic coloring!