Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Sneaks are Over!

After a few days of peeks and tons of eye candy courtesy of the Flourishes Design Team, I'm happy to say that all of Flourishes' April sneaks are over and all of the sets we've been showing off are LIVE in the Flourishes Store HERE! Today, we bring you one more hop and this one will have you hopping past the garden gate to see a bevy of beautiful roses!

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Garden Gate, illustrated by Marcella Hawley, takes the beauty of a shrub rose and makes it a card maker's delight! The set features one beautiful arched shrub rose branch and a fun-filled,whimsical scene welcoming you beyond the garden's gate. This 4 by 6" set also offers 5 beautifully scripted sentiments.

On to my creation! For starters, this card was made a whole lot easier because I used the brand new 123 Create Kit called Stationery Noted. I love how those kits take the complete guesswork out of trying to match up papers, ribbons and all those little extras! And... here's what I made!

I started with my Silhouette and used the brand new Garden Gate cut file. I cut the image out of Flourishes Classic White and then, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Cut some decorative paper using Spellbinders Labels Thirteen. Color the image with Copics (see list below for the collections that I used), add some paper piercing, some ribbon, enamel dots and... that's all that there is to this card!

Here's a close up showing this sweet sentiment that is a part of this set...
And, here's a close up of those beautiful shrub roses -- Marcella Hawley has such a way with flowers! You can also see I did add some razzle dazzle to the flowers' centers thanks to some glitter glue....

And that, my friends, is it! I love the red shades with that pale blue -- it's kind of calming on one hand with a pop of drama! ;-)

Would you like to win this set? Well, just as we have done in past release weeks, we offer our little guessing game of….


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We don’t know which one of these ladies below will be the Mystery Blogger but one will, so leave comments on all of our designers’ blogs and you’ll be in the running to win today’s Garden Gate Stamp set! Want to see all the beautiful things you can create with this gorgeous array of shrub roses? Head on over and see…..


And.... if you own a Silhouette Cameo, you should know that there are a number of new cut files available too! We have the Bees and Blooms Cut File both for the Silhouette Cameo and in a SVG version as well. We have the Spring Blossom Cut file for the Silhouette Cameo and we also have the Garden Gate in a Silhouette Cameo Cut File as well! What creative fun! You can click HERE to see all of our cut files in the Flourishes store! There are a ton!

Do You Wan to Win Flourishes' April Release?

If you want a chance to win all three of Flourishes new sets, you can always play in our Summer Lovin' Challenge – there will be multiple winners here AND you only have until 5PM EST today to enter!!! OR, play along with the gals for this week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Check out the links for the official rules! You can also take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three together in a bundle. And, while you're shopping, did you check out the WHAT'S NEW PAGE on the Flourishes Store? There is a WHOLE BUNCH of new stuff that you'll want to check out! 

Thanks for joining me this week!!! Hope you had as much fun as I did! ;-) TGIF!
~Julie

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46 comments:

guilinger2 said...

every single element on your card is gorgeous!

Diane said...

I love~love seeing your coloring, I stare it over and over, and hope someday I can get the hang of it!! A gorgeous and colorful card, and love how the blue just sets it all off perfect!!

Rosy Newlun said...

Total elegance - those flowers are showstopping, along with the label and its dots!

Karen W said...

Very pretty, beautiful coloring!

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card!

Mary-Anne V said...

love the elegance of this card with a great colour combo.

TLady said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS USE OF THE KIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Julie you did a FABULOUS JOB on this!!!!!!!!!!! AND your COLORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!! The colors you chose to color with are PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!! (OH, to make cards like this....!) :) SWOOOOONING!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

~ Jo ~ said...

Julie this card is just so beautiful! I love the patterned papers and how beautifully you colored in this gorgeous image!

Hugs,
Jo

Becky said...

This is just stunning! Beautiful colors and beautiful design paper.

Judy Rozema said...

Julie, this is just gorgeous! I too, love red with the lighter blue shades. Your coloring is exquisite! I just purchased a Silhouette, and am very excited about the cut files!

Theresa said...

Lovely creation! Love the layout and colors that you used on this beauty.

lisa808 said...

So pretty.

Lynne said...

Lovely. Flourishes has the best blogs because their designers are top notch. Love your choice of designer paper and the composition. Don't have a Silhouette machine so I guess I am still cutting by hand.

JoanneO said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors of the roses and the background papers.

Cheryl W said...

Such a lovely rose image and you've colored it beautifully. I really like the layout of your card, too, and the papers you selected! Whoever receives this card will definitely ooh and aah over it.

Belinda said...

This is such a sweet card. I love all the beautiful colors. Beautiful job!!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wonderful color combos. Love Love Love... Beautiful job.

DFW said...

A very pretty card, I love the details.

Anonymous said...

Every thing about this card is gorgeous. Mary L Schreiber

ChristineCreations said...

Love how the silhouette file looks with this set! Can't wait to use it that way. Gorgeous girl!

KimCreate said...

Your card with this new set is beautiful. It's always a pleasure to look at what you create! :)

Ravengirl said...

Very pretty! Love the sparkle on your roses!

Sue said...

A stunning card. Love the stamp sets.

Emily Keaton said...

Julie, this is so stunning! I simply adore this new stamp set. Wow!

Sabrina said...

Such a stunning card!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

What a stunning card!! I love everything about it from your coloring to your arrangement of each part and that bow!!!! Is there a secret to your bows? I can't make one that pretty!

Cards By Betty said...

Great card I know I will have to have the garden gate set it looks so homey and all

Connie MacFarlane said...

Your card is so beautiful Julie! I love the way you arranged the branch of flowers and sentiments on the die cut and the way you used the 123 kit.

redwasher1 said...

Incredible coloring!! You do absolutely beautiful work!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty card design.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!! Love these roses !!!

Kris B said...

Such a lovely card! This flower image is so pretty! Great color choices! TFS God bless!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Wowsers! I love the colours of the kit - works perfect with your beautiful coloured roses! Love your card details Julie!

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

so pretty! I love this set too. Guess I will have to get them all!

Helen said...

Beautiful colouring. The red roses just pop against the other soft colours. Love the flowers combined with that label.

Silke Ledlow said...

Julie, this is a BEAUTY! You've matched the roses so perfectly with the new kit...love it!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! Beautiful coloring!

Katie Sims said...

Beautiful coloring, layout, and paper choices! That sentiment is the best!

Jan Castle said...

Nicely done!!!

Tanja said...

Lovely colouring and patterned papers (and beautiful bow!)

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Great coloring!

Makiko Jones said...

Stunning and beautiful card, Julie!! Your coloring and detail are amazing.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fantastic Julie! Love love the red flowes and the sentiment on the die underneath. SImply gorgeous!

Amanda said...

Oh Wow! Your card made me catch my breath, it's so stunning! I love the red Moroccan pattern along the side with the gray Damask! It really makes your red flowers pop! Another perfect card, Julie :)

Heather Jensen said...

WOW Julie! Your flowers with the paper pack look amazing. I like how the red roses pull from the red papers on the side. :)