Monday, September 9, 2013

Holiday Sneaks Day 2 and a Challenge too!

Holiday Topiaries

Welcome to Day 2 of Flourishes' fabulous September release week!  Today both of our Friends of Flourishes Team and our Design Team will be showcasing a wonderful new stamp set created by our beloved artist Marcella Hawley.  Marcella has packed this beautiful 4" x 6" stamp set called "Holiday Topiaries" with an array of beautiful holiday decorated greenery and three seasonal sentiments to match their holiday vibe.  This sweet holiday stamp set will surely make an appearance on your homemade cards, handmade gifts, tags and more this season!

Like I said, today the Timeless Tuesday gals are joining us and to have a little fun, they've ushered in a fun challenge, one that if you play along with could have you walking away with all FIVE of Flourishes new sets for September! So, the challenge was FTTC 237  Make a good impression! All you need to do is use dry embossing somewhere on your card or creation!

On to my card!

You can see, the embossing on my card is somewhat minimal. I wanted the sentiment to have just a splash of embossing with an embossed snowflake at the center. Just that simple!

On to the details of my card! I stamped my topiary using Rich Cocoa Memento ink on Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock and then... I colored it up with Copic Markers! (See my supply list below) I rounded some corners, added some gold cording, a tag, a little bling and.. ta da! The paper is a mix of scraps that I had in my stash. I honestly need to stock up on some Christmas papers instead of digging through my stash! ;-) And that, my friends is it!

 Before I go... don't forget...

  Mystery-Blogger-Graphic

Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day.  Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! If you want to know more about this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge, just click HERE for all the official rules! And... when it comes to the Mystery Blogger, the more you comment, the better your chances, so comment away! Lots of ways to win!

Do you want to win Flourishes' entire new release?

If you would like a chance at winning all five of our soon-to-be released September sets…
  • You can play in our Get in Shape Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY September 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All five of our September sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all!  Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all five sets together in a bundle.  This discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
  • All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • Come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!

We'll see you back here tomorrow when Flourishes unveils another fun-filled holiday set PLUS a new Class in a Box that is JAM PACKED with holiday ideas! Fun stuff! See you back here tomorrow

~Julie
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34 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh, Julie, this card is Amazing! Love the embossed tag and fun papers, and you color like nobody's business! OMGosh, I am so in awe of the way you give so much life to an image with just a few strokes of a marker!

jonim52 said...

Stunning card!

D- said...

Oh this is a GORGEOUS card. Very pretty. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a gorgeous card! Wouldn't winning this entire release be an amazing early Christmas gift!

loulou said...

Wonderful card. I love your embossing tag and your colouring of the sweet topiary is beautiful.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Julie! Love the embossed tag.

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful! Love your color choices!!!

Marsha J Reed said...

Very pretty card.

Tracy said...

What a fun card, love the cheery papers and happy little topiary.

Tamara D said...

Very beautiful card!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a cute tree! I think I need one of these for my front porch... : )

Vicky said...

Love this card. The tre is just perfectly colored.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love the image!!!

Theresa said...

Lovely...great papers and colors on your card!!

purusty said...

love the coloring & the omage

Juliana said...

Beautiful!!!
That tag is brilliant!!!
Wonderful Christmas Card!

ScrapaDiddle said...

What a beautiful card. Love your coloring!

Karen Letchworth said...

SUCH a sweet card, Julie. You're a very creative and fun stamper and did a lovely job with this sweet new stamp. Thanks for taking part in this fun Blog Hop. I'm really being inspired at EVERY stop.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Petti said...

Thanks for sharing. Pretty card!

Karen W said...

Very nice, this set is great!! Very pretty card and I will be adding this to my wish list!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very nice...love how you embossed over the sentiment!

Sue D said...

Cute--I like the fun papers you used.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Julie this is so cute and sweet. The tag is totally cool, great job.

Kris B said...

Wonderful card! Beautiful image, great tag! Love the non-Christmas papers!! TFS

ChristineCreations said...

I love the embossing on the sentiment tag. It is just the right touch. Such great coloring on the topiary box too girl...and I love the warm glow too!

Nancee Purdum said...

Such a pretty card! Love it, and that image! :) Nancee

Linda Carson said...

It's simply charming!

Allison Cope Israels said...

This card just says "happy & warmth" all in one! I just love the "glow" you created surrounding your tree. Beautiful patterned papers and design. Fabulous card Julie!

Jan Garber said...

You're awfully good with just using your scraps! Beautiful card!

Kathy said...

Your coloring is just gorgeous!!! Beautiful way to showcase this image! Blessings! Kathy

Heather said...

So pretty! Love the combination of papers you used.

Donna Phelan said...

Sooooooooooooo Pretty, just LOVE it!!!

Makiko Jones said...

Such a pretty card and image! I love how you colored it and your choice paper! Fantastic work as always!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh my, Julie, this is stunning. Love the pretty papers and embossed tag. :)