Monday, June 10, 2013

Let the Flourishes Sneak Peeks Begin!

Hi all and welcome to day 1 of Flourishes’ fabulous sneak peeks! We have some fun new stamps to show off and.... a way for you to WIN the entire new June release.Since Sneak Peek Day 1 overlaps with the Timeless Tuesday Challenge, we have some amazing projects showcasing our newest beautiful floral stamp set by Marcella Hawley today…
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This stunning new stamp set features a glorious spray of wildflowers along with some wonderfully heartfelt sentiments. It will be a ‘must-have’ on your shopping list this week!

AND…another way to win…


You need to find out who today’s Mystery Blogger is! Hidden among the Design Team is one designer who has this set to give away. Comment on that blog and you could win today’s beautiful Picking Wildflowers set!

Ok, on to my card and the challenge! All you have to do to play along in FTTC224 and make a card that  moves or opens in a non-traditional manner with a creative fold or a tri-panel or a pop up -- you choose! If you want some inspiration, the Flourishes blog has some fun links HERE! 

Now to my card! I chose to do a Joy Fold Card. There's a tutorial HERE. And, way back when, I did a fun alternative that you can check out HERE! For this latest card, however, I kept it simple since the image I used was a bit larger!

So, you can see that I stamped the Picking Wildflowers main image using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. And then, I colored up my image with Copic markers keeping it all on the soft side (See Collections I used below). I had never seen pink poppies before but they do exist and are quite lovely! See? Sigh.... 


And here's a peek at how the joy fold works - it's three panels that are basically two folded pieces of paper matted together like this....

Here's the one side with an embossed panel......


And here's what it looks like when my card is fully open!


There's not a ton to this card. Most of it was making my layers all match up. I did add a sentiment tag using the Classic Keyhole Die from Flourishes ( it is on back order but should be back in stock soon!). I added some cream seam binding, gold cording, a gold brad and a bit of bling! You can also see that I did add a little paper piercing as well. 


And that, my friends is it! A relatively easy card that has the "wow" factor when it comes to the fold! If you need more inspiration, you have plenty of it today. Today both the Friends of Flourishes and Senior Design Team are showing off creative folds and this beautiful brand new set called Picking Wildflowers!  And remember -- if you leave comments on their blogs - you could win this set thanks to the "Mystery Blogger!"

If you want to play along, just click HERE   for the official rules! You have until next Monday at 6 PM to enter! We can't wait to see all the fun folds you come up with. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another fun-filled peek. This one takes the nature lovers to heart! It's a beauty!

~Julie



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39 comments:

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Stunning Julie!! I honestly have never seen pink poppies before. And living in central California I can be a bit biased towards orange ones...go figure. :) Your card is exquisite with your beautiful coloring and texture!! WOW!

Rosy Newlun said...

Such a feminine and dainty card, full of romance! I just am drawn to embossing, like you did on the back panel, the touches of gold, and the text effect on the other side panel. I also love the soft colors you used to color your flowers!!! ♥

Rosy Newlun said...

Such a feminine and dainty card, full of romance! I just am drawn to embossing, like you did on the back panel, the touches of gold, and the text effect on the other side panel. I also love the soft colors you used to color your flowers!!! ♥

loulou said...

This card is so beautiful Julie. I love the colouring technique you have used with the copics. It has such a gorgeous vintage look. Love the inside too.

Karen W said...

Wow Julie this is fabulous, I love how elegant and soft and pretty this is. I"m so excited about this stamp set, can't wait to get this one.

@JoyceCasaldi said...

Lovely!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful card!Love the embossing,AWESOME coloring!!!

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous card!

Katie Sims said...

Julie, I just have to say....this looks just like a beloved vintage keepsake! I LOVE the way you colored this image, the embossed panel, the sentiment treatment, and the seam binding too..yep, I love everything about it! :)

Betty said...

So Pretty Julie. Love the coloring and layers.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely stunning Julie! Your card is soft and romantic and the colouring is gorgeous. You have set off this great new image perfectly.

Becky said...

Just STUNNING! Such soft colors and gorgeous design.

Sabrina said...

Your pink poppies are absolutely stunning and breath takingly beautiful!!

ChristineCreations said...

Wowieee! I honestly thought there weren't pink poppies but WOW! I want those! You showcased this beautifully...I love how you tipped the stamp too...so elegant and feminine Julie! Gorgeous colouring!

Allison Cope said...

That's one pink-a-licious card Julie! Totally in love with your colouring and the inside of your card is a stunning as the outside! Truly a beautiful creation!

Deborah Anton said...

This is an awesome card technique Julie! I will have to try it. I just love all the textures and soft colors used. And turning the image sideways gives it all a whole new look on this set! Beautiful!

Heather Rogers said...

This is beautiful Julie. I like the pretty embossed panel and softly colored wildflowers. The gold twine looks so pretty on your bow, it gives that little extra something to the bow. :)

TLady said...

I'M WOWWWWWED JULIE!!!!!!! :) I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOVE ALL THE PASTELS & YOUR GORGEOUS COLORING!!!!!!!!!! :) This would be LOVELY AS A WEDDING CARD!!!!! :)

Petti said...

I love this card a lot! Simply stunning!

Lynne said...

Love this set already. Your card is awesome as is you coloring and tutorial. Always enjoy your blog.

Donna Jones said...

Beautiful colouring, love your pink poppies and turning of the stamp, pretty inside too :-)

Bernardine Cuttino said...

So lovely with the pastels. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday.
Hugs
Berni, GDT

Susie said...

Julie, I love the embossing you've paired with the new stamp set. It's gives such a wonderful soft look to those beautiful, beautiful pink poppies.

Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous Julie! Fabulous delicate feel with the pinks, and the fold is rather elegant. Pink poppies do look fabulous. And even if there was no photo that is the beautiful of ink you can color whatever you want. hee hee

Sue D said...

Very elegant--I like your coloring and the embossing.

Diane said...

Can you be "in love" with a card...because I am!! Wow, what a gorgeous, stunning card!!! I have pink poppies in my garden, and some double pinks that bloom late...so this card "speaks" to me...love it!!

Dianne said...

This is soooo beautiful it takes my breath away, this card is just stunning inside and out, love the colors, thanks for always inspiring me..

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the poppies in pink!!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Love the soft coloring! Neat fold! TFS

Heather said...

This is so gorgeous!!! Love your pink poppies and how soft your coloring is. And the inside is just as beautiful.

Unknown said...

This is super beautiful Julie!! I love the soft colors and elegant style! Fantastic take on the challenge too!

Leslie Miller said...

I knew you'd have something stunning with this set. Your coloring is so soft and pretty. Love the pink poppies. They come in many colors, but pink is one of the prettiest.

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous flowers, gorgeous card!

Alica said...

Stunning! Love how you stamped the bouquet on an angle and your coloring is amazing! The embossing gives the card an extra elegant touch!

dpkennedy said...

I love your placement of this image and your pink poppies are stunning! The inside and great fold design are perfect too! Real beauty!

Angel said...

Beautiful, Julie! What a gorgeous set!! And love that fun fold!

stamping sue said...

what a pretty in pink card!!!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Silke Ledlow said...

Julie, I love this fold idea...your image looks gorgeous! Perfect color choice :) !!!

Misti said...

WOWZA!!! This is fabulous!!!