Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Sneaks are Over... the Sets are HERE!

We're back today with our last day of fabulous New Releases for June! After all of those fun-filled sneaks, we're happy to report all of the sets are in the Flourishes store HERE! What fun!  And, the design team is showing off one last set to close out the week. Today's set celebrates the sweet bounty of a fruitful summer garden! Introducing....


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This set is surely berrilicious! Designed with three sweet-as-can-be accent stamps of raspberries, strawberries and cherries, this set can deliver a gift from your garden or cheer to a friend. The gingham background is designed as a perfect fit to our Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames Die. Layer using the die or come up with your own fun ways to combine all of these sentiments and images. With this fresh picked set, the creative options are endless!

On to my creation!

When I first laid eyes on this set, honestly, all I could see was a pocket -- a jeans pocket with something fun sticking out. So, I snipped and stamped and dotted and tied and what's above was the end result! I love the fact that this set is a perfect match to Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames Die -- makes it so easy and fun! I stamped the gingham background using Paris Dusk Memento Ink onto some distressed navy decorative paper. I embossed and sanded to reveal the paper's white core. And then, I cut the gingham out to create my "pocket". I did a second die cut shape, keeping it plain. Then, I attached the gingham to the bigger frame. Add some fun Regal Silver Candi for my pocket's "rivets" and add a little white gel pen for some stitching and you're done with that part! 

Next, I ran a white piece of paper through my die cut machine using just a strip and making sure to thread my paper through so that only the top portion of my strip would be cut and embossed. The result is below --- a fun strip that is the perfect size for my pocket! I stamped the strawberries from the set on the top, colored with Copic markers and then stamped the sentiment on the bottom. The button was fun -- it is actually one of the small wooden buttons Flourishes sells that I colored with R29 Copic marker! I love the fact that nearly all of the wooden buttons are untreated -- making coloring them a breeze! 


Because this set is a perfect match to Flourishes' Strawberry set, I thought it would be fun to add a little stamped liner on decorative paper using that set. I stamped in Love Letter Memento Ink, added a little paper piercing and this is what I got....


Mat it all up and.... ta da! Done! It's a pretty simple creation but honestly -- I tried to add more on the front of the card and didn't really care for the results. So, in this case -- simple is better! :-)

We have some berry-beautiful things to show you with these Berry Sweet Frames, so take a trip on over to visit the Design Team today to see what we have in store for you, and don't forget that today we have one last chance to figure out...
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One of the Design Team Members is today's Mystery Blogger. If you comment on her blog you could be chosen to win today's berry-great set! The more blogs you comment on the better your chances!

Do you want to win Flourishes' entire June Release?

Thanks for joining us for this month's new releases! What a dose of outdoor fun, don't you think? We cannot wait to see what YOU create! Be sure to stop on by and visit the Flourishes Blog tomorrow for the Winner's Circle where we'll announce all of our winners of this weeks' challenges! Hope you're a winner!

~Julie

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25 comments:

Rosy Newlun said...

That pocket in denim color really pops the whole card!!! I love the stitching, too -- superb!

lisa808 said...

Love your jeans pocket. This is my favorite set from this month's new release.

jonim52 said...

Very pretty!

loulou said...

Wow! What a fantastic design. I love the pocket idea - you are a genius. Your strawberries are totally delicious as is the whole colour combination.

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a great little pocket!

stamping sue said...

strawberries are good to eat and stamp!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG...the pocket idea is brilliant Julie!!! Fab card!

Amanda said...

Julie, I love, love, your pocket card! I love how you created the tag piece and colored your strawberries in! :)

Kris B said...

LOVE how you created the pocket! Very cute tag and I love the lace ribbon tied around the pocket! TFS

Linda said...

The strawberries really POP when paired with the denim. So many fun sets this release!!!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I like how you made this a pocket.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely love this pocket idea Julie! Your card is great and the strawberries look good enough to eat.

Heather said...

What an adorable pocket!! And these strawberries are so yummy looking. Makes me think of the berries we've been picking out of our garden the past couple weeks.

TLady said...

WONDERFULLY DONE!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the little jean pocket!!!!!!!! SO SUMMERY!!!!!!!!! :) ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!!!!!!!! :)

Cheryl W. said...

Beautiful card! You've managed to make it elegant with your beautiful coloring and choice of papers and embellishments. I love it!

Becky said...

I just love how you have made a pocket of this frame! Great work and the new sets are wonderful.

Misti said...

This is super sweet, Julie!

Lynne said...

A pocket full of strawberries, how cute

stampqueen said...

Love the pocket!!! The berries look yummy too!!

Traci M said...

This is so creative...and has such a charming feel to it!! Love your distressed colors and little tab pull-out. I agree, the strawberries set is perfect with this!!

Mary-Anne V said...

What a creative way to use the steam and make the card interactive.

Terry said...

Just smashing summer strawberries and denium, Julie! Fun writing paper touch with berries and paperpiercing. Yes, simpler is better- straight strawberries: totally yummie, gorgesly yummy. ie or y, berries are fine. Tasty Thanks 2U! Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahodtcom

Heather Jensen said...

OMGoodness! This is so darn cute! I love that you turned this die cut into a pocket. Very clever way to make that tag. :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

are you kidding me??? This is totally cute and looks like a pocket. Love love the design Julie. Adorable.

Makiko Jones said...

How creative! I love the pocket you made! Such a cute card, Julie!