Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Flourishes Sneak Peeks Day 1: Summer Blossoms!

Hi all and welcome to the very first day of Flourishes Sneak Peeks for JUNE! It's exciting because the sets being revealed this week aren't just unique for June -- they are part of an entire collection of stamp sets that will be released over the next year!

Introducing...


With the Blossom Collection, each set released under this name will be designed to coordinate with the other pieces for all types of occassions! Use one set on it's own or slowly add to the collection -- that's the beauty of it! Want to see today's set?


This beautiful array of blossoms illustrated by Marcella Hawley features a bouquet, corner stamps, and pieces to create your own borders or frames. Add in a trio of all occasion sentiments and you have the perfect set to create cards for every day correspondence. This set is the perfect companion to sister sets Happily Ever After SS199 (watch for it Friday) and Letters in Blossom SS198 (watch for it tomorrow). If you like what you see, this set is available for pre-order now, just click HERE! And, you can buy all three in the New Release Bundle HERE! Keep in mind though, the bundle will only be available through June 22nd!

On to my creation!


For my creation, I knew I wanted a circular centerpiece and so I did stamp using Memento Toffee Crunch ink (one of the new colors) and then colored with a mix of Copic markers. I honestly used way too many collections! I got a little crazy!


I'm sure you could get a similar look without so many colors. Like I said, I just went a little nuts! To mat up my creation, I used some Songbird Paper by Prima, some Champagne seam binding (Flourishes will soon be carrying seam binding so watch for it soon!), some leaf trinket pins, stitching and... ta da! You can't see it very well, but I did stamp the words "Thank You" in the lower right corner of my card. You can see it a lot better in person! I love the almost country charm this image has -- especially when paired with soft papers like this. One more note! After I cut out my image with a Spellbinders Classic Circle Die, I cut and embossed a shape using the Blossom die as well and then sanded to reveal the paper's white core. The white was a bit too much in my humble opinion, so I did go over the sanded area with the YG21 marker to tone it down a bit and match the color of my paper a little bit better to my image. See?
You can see, I also added some razzle dazzle with the help of some glitter glue and... that.. my friends is it!

Want to win this 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!

One quick note!! As you make your rounds today, you might notice some of the gals using some fun paper in shades of sage, blue and yellow! It’s all a part of Flourishes new 123 Create Kit that is being released TODAY… right HERE! Want a peek? Take a look. All this for just $20!



DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN FLOURISHES' ENTIRE JUNE RELEASE? Have you checked out the 10 Minute Creations Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in their Noon Time Challenges, which kick off today and continue noon tomorrow! The noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win the full June 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!
See you back here tomorrow for more Flourishes FUN!


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52 comments:

stampqueen said...

Lovely - I have the new memento ink too - need to try it out!!!

Anne-Elise said...

Oh, these flowers are just gorgeous! Beautiful card and stamps!

Karen W said...

Beautiful card and your colors are fantastic, pretty papers and just gorgeous!

Glenda said...

This is just beautiful! It looks like it has been watercolored. Stunning work!

Ali said...

WOW These cards are just gorgeous..
Plastic cards

loulou said...

Julie, your card is lovely. I especially love the soft colouring it makes the card beautifully feminine. Cheers Linda

Theresa's Studio said...

Great card!! Love everything about your design and colors....Beautiful!!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Julie. I love the soft effect of your colouring, so pretty!

Lin said...

When I think of Flourishes, I think of your beautiful flower stamps....this is a wonderful addition! So many ways it can be used!

Alica said...

Wonderful! The lighter color ink makes it especially soft - looks almost like watercolored. TFS!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful mix of Flourishes combined Copics. Those Flourishes combinations are so so helpful! complimentary! practical!
Your classy subtle border stitching tips the card: wonderful, Julie. Blessings, mt23stamper Keep Looking Up!

Kathy H. said...

Wow! This card is stunning! Beautiful colors!

Janet said...

So pretty. I really like your color choices.

Anonymous said...

Xiomara
Cute card!

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely stunning, Julie!!

Corrinne said...

Oh, so soft & pretty creation! The leaf stick pins are fantastic. I love that you used so many colors - I enjoy doing that, too :)

Happiness!

Sue McRae said...

Really lovely colours on this beautiful card!

Tricia T said...

What a soft and pretty treatment of the stamp. Lovely!

Stacy Morgan said...

Julie this is beautiful! I really like that you stamped the blossom in this other color and then the coloring alone.... wow... Just beautiful girl!

PatsyB said...

As usual, a beautiful card! I know that I would use this stamp constantly!

Theresa said...

I really like how the flowers look when stamped in browns rather than blacks. More natural looking. Great coloring job.

Karen Wilson said...

Isn't this beautiful! Love the little stick pins and the middle of the flowers. Absolutely stunning. TFS!

Carol Dee said...

Lovely floral set, stunning card. Love the technique used.

Sheri said...

Very pretty! Love the way the circular centerpiece stands out above the card.

Sheri

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Amanda said...

Julie, I love the Copic Collections you used because your flowers are gorgeous! Such a soft and romantic looking card :)

~ Amanda :)

Cindy Lawrence said...

Oh, Julie, this is GORGEOUS, girl! Love the soft, romantic feel you've achieved here...STUNNING!

Sue said...

A gorgeous card. Love the colours and centerpiece.

Linda Carson said...

Ms. Julie, there is no such thing as "too much color"!! It's beautifully done!

ChristineCreations said...

Girl, this is so dreamy looking! Almost like chalks it's so soft! Beautifully done!

Nan G said...

Love the soft colors on your card!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous, gorgeous card!

Queen Mary said...

Beautiful Julie! I'm excited about this collection, you all have made it so enticing!

Heather Rogers said...

This is beautiful Julie. I love the pink shading around the image. I will be ordering the new ink colors tonight. :)

Hugs~

Heather said...

soooo pretty! Love that pink paper and the watercolor look to your image. I'm sure the sparkle is beautiful in person.

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Julie. I love the soft colors.
Hugs and smiles

Ravengirl said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you have it outlined in pink. At first I thought it was watercolored!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous

Alaine said...

The effects you have on this card are beautiful and so soft.

dpkennedy said...

This is so soft, romantic, and stunning! Gorgeous card Julie!

Anonymous said...

beautiful! such lovely colouring!
linda

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love the colors. Mary L Schreiber

Tammy Hershberger said...

BEAUTIFUL colors and coloring, Julie! This is so lovely!

lynda said...

Such a beautiful card and gorgeous stamp. Love your coloring...looks like watercolor. Thank you for sharing.

Sally-Ann Huson said...

Wow! the ideas those of you on the Flourishes DT are giving us for this stamp set are amazing and yours is yet another beautiful example. It's gorgeous!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Beautiful card!!

Lisa Novak said...

Stunning!

Unknown said...

Beautifully soft and pretty card!!
Love the design and choice of colors.
Great work,
Hugs
Donna

Anonymous said...

Oh. my. What a beauty!! Love the softness of this.
Beth Greco

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Julie! Love the soft color palette.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous card!

Greta said...

May be crazy, but I say beautiful! Lovely, lovely work of art!

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie,

This is such an AWESOME card!!! Different, magnificent color, masterful composition!

Cariños,

María Alba Negrón
San Juan, Puerto Rico
perfectasimperfecciones@gmail.com