Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flourishes Sneaks Day 2: Letters in Blossom!

Hi all and welcome to day 2 of Flourishes Sneak Peeks! Hope you loved Summer Blossoms as much as I did. That's for sure going to be one of my "go to" sets! The next set in Flourishes' new Blossom Collection features beautiful letters perfect for monograms, short sentiments, even name cards! And, it offers the alphabet -- from A to Z -- in pure florally embellished perfection!

Introducing...


Doesn't the look of that letter just make you want to sigh? This 6" by 8" set is larger than the standard Flourishes set -- offering a nice size monogram to create gorgeous correspondence, monogrammed items, or even home decor. This set is the perfect companion to sister sets Happily Ever After SS199 and Summer Blossoms SS197! 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!

I knew when I first set sights on this set that I wanted to use it to create easy yet elegant monogrammed creations! And so, with just a few items, I *think* I pulled it off! I stamped the letter "T" using Memento Toffee Crunch ink and colored it up with Copic markers. I used these collections!

When I was finished coloring, I did cut out my letter using Spellbinders Classic Circles LG die and then the Classic Scalloped Circle LG dies for the mat. I embossed the scalloped circle and then, using a sanding block, sanded to reveal the paper's white core. The actual card base was run through my Grand Calibur with THIS beautiful brocade embossing folder. On the bottom, I scored some vertical lines using my Scor-Buddy to give it some depth. Add some melon colored seam binding accented with some Prima crystals and... ta da! Easy peasy lemon squeezy! I am thinking of the friends that I can use this set for to create personalized cards in a flash!

Here's a close up of the darling little floral adorned letter!


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! So... make some time to see the A-B-Cs of how the design team used this set!
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 the Noon Time Challenges, click HERE to check out the Pop It Challenge and tune back in today over on the Flourishes Blog at noon for our last Noon Time Challenge! The noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win Flourishes' 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 at noon for more Flourishes FUN!

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41 comments:

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Love your white background with the red ribbon! This letter set is another must have!!

lisa808 said...

OMG, what a beautiful preview!

jonim52 said...

Love the embossed white background.Elegant card.

Kary said...

What a wonderful set to make your own monogrammed cards!! Your card is so Gorgeous. The red ribbon is stunning and the embossed background is just lovely. But I love that little letter J most!

Monica Edwards said...

Out to impress well you my dear have definitely lived up to your name and then some - GREAT JOB!!

Hugs
Monica

Anonymous said...

That's just gorgeous!! Love the embossing folder and stripes at the bottom. Beautiful colouring and I always like your sanding.
Beth Greco

Karen W said...

Fantastic hop and cute sets and wonderful creation!!

Cammie said...

Beautiful elegant card--nothing easy peasy looking to it. Love the bright pop of color with white embossing.

Teri said...

Beatiful card!

Liz Williams said...

Love your beautiful coloring on this.

stamping sue said...

Lovely card.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Carol Dee said...

Simply lovely. reat way to showcase theh pretty floral initials.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Julie! Love the embossing and how your monogram has center stage.

Becky said...

Gorgeous card Julie..Love the different embossing.

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Julie! Thanks for sharing :)

Cindy Lawrence said...

This is just beautiful, Julie! Love all the white, gorgeous texture, and beautifully shaded monogram!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

This is such a pretty set!!! I really like your card. It is easy to copy. : )

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Julie. I like the embossing, so elegant.

Karen Wilson said...

Very pretty! Love the simplicity of this, yet it's so elegant too!!

Theresa said...

Great use of the monogram and embossing. This is a must have set!

Theresa said...

Like this embossing folder a lot. Your card really shows it off nicely. thanks as always for sharing.

Linda said...

Beautiful card and love the background. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

michemilie said...

the letter really stands out, but the embossed background doesn't take a back seat either! Wow. Love the subtle with wow factor!

Anonymous said...

Xiomara
Very cute!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous, Julie!! Stunning and a classic look! Clean with texture - I love it!! That really shows off your monogram perfectly!! :)

~ Amanda :)

Allison Cope Israels said...

Simply beautiful Julie! Love the embossed detail! Yum!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, Mary L Schreiber

Susan said...

The use of the embossed white background is a perfect companion to this beautiful monogram. Lovely!

Cheryl said...

So pretty! Love that embossed background and the tilted ribbon tail!

Linda Carson said...

Quite lovely!

Queen Mary said...

Gosh, everyone is making such beautiful stuff with these letters - at first I wasn't sure about them, but with the blog hop and being able to see the various uses, it's growing on me -- which is bad because I don't "need" another alphabet set -- but it's so perfect!

stampqueen said...

What a great idea for a quick card and/or set of cards!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Girl, this is gorgeous. Such a sharp design! I love the scoring section on the bottom combined with the embossing. So lovely! This will be a lovely gift for your friend too :)

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the embossing.

Sue McRae said...

Such a pretty card! Love the texture from the embossing!

Emily Keaton said...

This is stunning, Julie!

Greta said...

Wowzer! This is fantastic! I love elegant monogram cards, so I "need" this set--LOL!

Ravengirl said...

I love the look of this classy monogrammed card!

Sue said...

A beautiful card.

Beate said...

Great card, Julie! Love the texture you added, your coloring (of course) and the pop of red from the ribbon.
Hugs and smiles

Denise Marzec said...

I love this set!...love love LOVE!....and what you've done with it looks terrific! All that white space really shows off the image.