Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sneak Peek Day 3: Magnolias!

Hi all and welcome to the final day of Flourishes’ Release Week! And, guess what? If you like what you’ve seen, I’m happy to report that all three of Flourishes’ new sets for March are in the Flourishes store!! Just click HERE to see for yourself! Are you ready to see our last set being revealed today? It's a beauty with blossoms that are just about as lovely as you can get without being the real thing!

Introducing...


Marcella Hawley's newest set called Magnolias features lush and sweeping flowers so sweet, you can almost smell their pure fragrance! This 4" by 6" set features a beautiful focal image, a corner floral piece and a border of leaves, allowing you to stamp and create accents in a whole host of ways. This set also features six touching sentiments perfect for all occasions.

On to my creation! Once you set your sights on this set, you'll see how beautifully versatile it is! There is a row of leaves and a corner stamp that are just gorgeous. So, for my card, I decided to pair the two to make a frame for one of the sentiments in this set!

After stamping with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Flourishes Classic White, I used Copic markers and actually used one of the soon-to-be released collections that Flourishes is putting together! This one is called Pistachio and -- I just love the shades of green in it! It might just be one of my new favorite collections for leaves! I also used one of the new Iced Aqua collections to highlight around my image and sentiment and then, the magnolia itself was colored with the lightest shades from the Sweet Pea and Sunflower collections. See?


After I was finished coloring, you can see that I did add some razzle dazzle with the help of some glitter glue and paper piercing. Speaking of Papers -- I used Kaisercraft's Bonjour and the darker green is from BasicGrey's Indie Bloom paper pack! Add some fun wrinkled ribbon and a little heart shaped bling and.... ta da! Want a close up? 



And that, my friends, is it! Would you like to win the Magnolias 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 our 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! With that bit of eye candy, you’ll surely want to see the design team's cards and creations in full color when you take a trip over to their blogs!
DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN FLOURISHES ENTIRE MARCH RELEASE?  Have you checked out the Pinter-Inspiration Color Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in their Noon Time Challenges! Wednesday, we unveiled our Round and Round Challenge HERE. And, yesterday they shared the Front and Back Challenge HERE!  Both are fast-paced noon time challenges that will give you yet one more chance to win our full March release!   All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

And, don’t forget Flourishes' New Release Bundle! If you buy all three sets in a bundle, you save 10% off the price. But, this offer only lasts through next Friday, March 23. So… you have to act fast! Just click HERE to see!

Well, I hope you had fun sharing a little creativity this week with me! I have lots up my sleeve so be sure to check back! I'll have more fun headed your way tomorrow. See you then! TGIF!!!

53 comments:

mitzilynn said...

I love magnolias! and all the beautiful Ideas! You did a great job!

Wendy Thompson said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card. I love it.

flourishes said...

Julie this is Grand. I love the use of the smaller images in the stamps set. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Jan Marie
Flourishes

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Simply gorgeous! I love magnolias and can see this set in my near future!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so pretty, love the colors

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Oh my, love the Magnolias ... especially as they're ready to bloom in the trees around my house, so I can smell the fragrance as I look at your post. I agree, that Pistachio Copic color is luscious ... I have it and look forward to using it with this release. Thank you for the inspiration.

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Cheryl O said...

Beautiful card with the pink and green combo. I like how you switched things up a bit with the other stamp. It's nice the see the versatility of the sets....

Sar Tann said...

Love the frame , there are so many things you can do with that idea. The detail work on this card is simply beautiful. Wonderful job. :)

cikotu1@yhoo.com

Dawn B. said...

You have the patience of a saint cutting that all out. This is beautiful Julie. Great job.

Monica said...

Really lovely card! Love this beautiful stamp set.

Karen W said...

very pretty, I love those leaves!

petra,s cards said...

verry lovely and elegant card love the way you have used the stunning magnolia!!
xx petra

Barbara said...

I just LOVE how you framed the sentiment, Julie! Gorgeous card!!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! Wonderful coloring and shading of the square wreath!

Liz Williams said...

Thanks for showing some versatlity with this stamp set. Very nicely done.

Betty Benton said...

No time to color the flowers -- this stamp set will still allow you to make a beautiful card! Thanks for showing that example!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Beautiful!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! I LOVE that you used the smaller images and the frame you created. Simply beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Carole said...

I love magnolias and how you framed the image, very lovely card.

Sue D said...

Great idea to make a frame. I like the papers you used.

ChristineCreations said...

I love how classicly elegant this looks as a frame. Beautifully done Julie!

alicaz said...

so sweet! Lovely colors and coloring too!
TFS

Trisha said...

Gorgeous card, Julie. Love your coloring on this image and the sweet touch of sparkle.

Linda Carson said...

gorgeous, gorgeous and beyond gorgeous!!

Amanda said...

Oh Julie, I love that you used the leaves stamp in the set to further inspire us stampers! Sometimes I don't know what to do with the other stamps in a set, so this gives me ideas :) I love the frame idea :)
By the way, I think this is my absolute new favorite stamp set. It just makes me swoon it's so beautiful, and the DT is showing it off so well :)

Brenda said...

What a very pretty card - love the coloring you did.

Wanda Cullen said...

Amazing leafy frame to highlight this great sentiment! Love it!

Alyssa S said...

What a fantastic frame! Love this!

Mrs. Hill said...

I love the idea of the frame. It would never have occurred to me to have just one bloom in one corner. Love the simplicity!

Karen L said...

Love that leaf border and the fresh colors you used!

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous!! i love the colors of the leaves!! Awesome!!!

Cheryl Winget said...

Oooooh, the frame was a lovely idea. Georgeous!

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful card! TFS.

Kathi said...

This is so pretty! I love how soft these colors are together. What a wonderful idea to frame the sentiment. Your coloring is just beautiful!

Naomi said...

GORGEOUS card! LOVE the colours and LO!

Hugs,
Naomi

Holly said...

OOOOHHHHH! I love your frame with the leaves and the single magnolia blossom!

Joann said...

I love your card! Could use it for so many different ideas. Well done

Rosemary said...

oh that frame is so pretty!! lovely card...

debbie said...

Very clever use of the smaller stamps. I just love your card. TFS!

Greta said...

Wow--gorgeous card! Love the leaf frame & your coloring is fantastic!

stampqueen said...

Cool card - makes a great frame!!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty Julie. I love the wreath frame. :)

Carol E said...

Your card is stunning, thank you for sharing it.

cassie said...

very pretty!

Evette K. said...

If I had the ability I would buy your stamps everyday of the week!! The cards have been fabulous as usual Julie, you are such an inspiration to me. TY for sharing your talents with all of us. ekciampo

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Patti J said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love that you used the smaller images! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I am loving this new magnolia stamp set.

Margie F.

Cindy Lawrence said...

So beautiful, Julie! I LOVE how you used the leaves to frame the sentiment...just gorgeous!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, the sparkle is wonderful. I like the framing idea too! :0)

Sharon Harnist said...

Great new set and gorgeous card, Julie!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE how you framed this up, Julie! Beautiful design!

dpkennedy said...

This is one gorgeous creation Julie! Using the leaves to create a frame is fantastic!