Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sneaks Day 1: Tulips For Friends!

Hi all and welcome to day 1 of Flourishes' Release Week fun! Today, we have a bouquet that is ripe for the picking and these flowers have a bit of a spring flair! Are you ready for the first peek?

Introducing.....

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A beautiful single tulip or a bouquet poised and ready to deliver to someone special - that's what you get with this gorgeous set -- Tulips for Friends --- illustrated by Marcella Hawley. Paired with six scripted sentiments, this set is perfect for all kinds of cards or creations for your friends!

On to my creation!
To start my card, I made it easy and picked up Flourishes' 123 Create Kit called Vintage Finds! I love, love, love the antique flavor this paper offers and the yellows are neutral enough and very classy. I thought this would be a fun backdrop for a bouquet of yellow tulips. I started by cutting out the tulip bouquet shape using the soon-to-be-released Tulips for Friends Cut File. I stamped the bouquet with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Flourishes Classic White, colored it with Copic Markers (see list of colors below!), then, the fun began -- add a little Perfectly Pierced Window (embossed and sanded). I added a tag with a little bow and wooden button. The sentiment is actually from the Zinnias stamp set. Add a ruffle trim and a sanded and embossed background and... ta da!

Here's a close up of the little tag.....

Here's a peek at my colored tulips!

And, I did stamp the inside of my card a wee bit....
And that, my friends, is it! Do you 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 who is the…


 

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!

Before we get to the link list of talented ladies, you should know that if you like what you see on our designer's blogs, you can pre-order Tulips for Friends now right HERE! You can also order all three of our new releases as a part of our New Release Bundle! Click HERE to save 10% on our entire March release when you purchase all three sets in a bundle. Ok, it's time to head on over and see the fresh picked beauties that our ever-so-talented design team created with our new Tulips for Friends set!

The clock is ticking to win Flourishes' March Release!

If you want a chance to win all three of Floruishes' brand new sets, you can still play in the Colorful Creations Challenge – there will be a trio of winners here! BUT, you have to act fast — the deadline to enter is 5PM EST Friday, March 15th! You can also play in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge and win as well. Just click on the links for the official rules!

Coming up tomorrow -- we'll share one final set in a wildly popular Flourishes collection! It's a collection designed to keep the insides and outsides of your cards -- looking creative and sharp! So, stay tuned!

~Julie

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44 comments:

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Julie! Love the gold and black colour combo. Your beautifully coloured tulips just pop off the great background.

guilinger2 said...

The tulips make me believe that spring is actually coming! Beautiful!

Ravengirl said...

How beautiful! You and Marcella never fail to impress! I love how you finished the inside of your card!

Sabrina said...

Very elegant!Love the ruffle.

Lynda said...

Beautiful card, Julie. I love the embellishing you did and the coloring is exquisite.

Betty Benton said...

Loving how you used just a corner of the tulips on the inside of your most beautiful card!

Diane said...

Love this...love the beautifully colored tulips, love the polka dot background...love the ruffled trim...very pretty!!

JoanneO said...

Great card! Love the tulips, the layers and the matching ruffle!

Else49 said...

First one lucky!!! I just love tulips so would love to win this stamp set for sure.

Pattie J. said...

Pop-in tulips on a lacy table cloth. Well done. good vintage feeling.

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful! I love the paper and your flowers really pop against the black and white.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Another beautiful card, Julie, with this amazing new set! I LOVE this card, and I love the polka dots as such a dramatic contrast. Gorgeous! Thanks!

ChristineCreations said...

OK...GORGEOUS! :) The b & cream and yellow is stunning together!

Lin said...

A really lovely card, Julie - love how the black makes them pop even more, and the embossing adds some fun texture, too! Eagerly awaiting the reveal of this set!

Linda Carson said...

Oh how lovely!! It's picture perfect in design and style!!

Kathy Jones said...

GASP!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I just adore this Julie!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

love the pleated ribbon and the black polka dot paper behind the pretty image.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Julie! I like the deep yellow and the black together. This is wonderful.

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Julie. Beautifully coloured, love your layout and colours. The pleated ribbon is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

This definitely cheers me up! Those tulips are gorgeous and you did pretty good coloring them, too. Pleat is neat. Love how you layer your pretty papers. Inside looks great, too. Doubt your next "peak" will top this one, but I'll wander back by just to let you know what I think. denise g.

Nancy said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Julie. The tulips just pop against that black background.

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Fantastic card. I simply love the polka dots. Cheers.

Amanda said...

Oh Julie, this is a surefire winner kind of card! I love all the colors, textures and the sanded embossing you did! A stunning card that I'm pinning on Pintrest :)
~ Amanda

marilynwillauer said...

WOW what a gorgeous card, who wouldn't be cheered up with this beauty!!!
Love your coloring, dies, and ribbons, just beautiful!!
Yes I think I would feel so lucky to win 'Tulips for Friends'. Thank you for the chance!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card--I like the colors and the background.

dpkennedy said...

Wow! I love this!! The gorgeous flowers pop on that polka dot mat and the texture of the sanded embossed background is fabulous!!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,Love your colors...

alicaz said...

oh wow! Stunning! Yellow tulips on the black polka dot background really pop! Really a work of art!

Emily Keaton said...

Love how you used that pretty ruffled trim! So very beautiful!

stampqueen said...

STUNNING - love the balck with the vintage yellows - may need to look at that kit too!!!

Kris B said...

Gorgeous! Love all the layers and the ruffled ribbon is really pretty! TFS God bless!!

Cheryl said...

WOW!!! This is STUNNING! Gorgeous coloring on the image, pretty ribbon and ruffles, and the sanded embossing gives the card a wonderful vintage look. Just beautiful!

Sue from Oregon said...

this is so so lovely!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning!
I love every detail on this card...so very gorgeous!

Jan said...

Love the colours on the card. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Love the sophisticated look of your beautiful tulip card.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful image and card.

naneruth said...

Nice! I like the inside too.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love the rich color combo!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful card, Julie. Mary L Schreiber

TLady said...

OH MY!!!!!!!!!!! THIS CARD would CHEER ANYONE up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Brenda said...

Beautiful!!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

So STRIKING...love the colors Julie!

Heather Jensen said...

Amazing! I love the ruffled ribbon and sanded edges. Very shabby chic! :)