Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Flourishes Sneaks Day 3: Wild Roses!

Hello all and welcome to DAY 3 in Flourishes fabulous January release! Today's set is timeless and romantic and.... all about LOVE!
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With Valentine’s Day almost upon us we couldn’t miss out on giving you another amazing botanical set for the season, Wild Roses. This stunning set features a wild rose and a theme of "love" - perfect to tell those you cherish just how you feel - all year long! This set, illustrated by Sam Pickard with sentiments provided by Dina Kowal, measures 4" by 6" and offers three main images, three sentiments and a sentiment background stamp.

I decided to make that background a focus in my card. So, let's get to it!

When you look at these fabulous roses -- of course -- you want to color them right? Well, yes, you do! But, for my creation, I wanted to show you all how pretty they were on their own. I did that with some fun decorative paper and a little paper piecing! My papers were from Hello Again by Carta Bella plus Style Essentials and Keepin' Cozy -- all from Echo Park! After stamping the single rose and leaf on some decorative paper, I cut those beautiful blossoms out and layered them on the Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval that I die cut from Flourishes Classic White. While my die was still on, I sponged on some Spun Sugar Distress Ink. Add one of the beautiful sentiments from the set and you're almost done! Gotta have some bling and..... see this below?


I love this verse from Corinthians. It makes a wonderful background or border! I used Pistachio Memento Ink. And that, my friends, is about all there is to it!

Today you’ll see some fragrant beauties from our Senior Design Team with this love-themed set, and while you’re enjoying their designs don’t forget to look for our:
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Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is a Mystery Blogger. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

Allison Cope
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Heather Jensen
Julie Koerber -- you are here!
Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan -- she is giving away some wonderful blog candy! 
Tosha Leyendekker

Do you want to win Flourishes’ January Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our January sets…you can play in our Timeless Tuesday Get in Shape Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is January 13th. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our January sets are available for pre-order. You can take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through January 17th, so you have to act fast!
  • And, don’t forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, January 11th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ Mystery Blogger Challenges!
See you tomorrow for a recap of these January beauties!

~Julie
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36 comments:

jonim52 said...

Lovely image, gorgeous design.

Glenda Brooks said...

Very pretty image and your card is just gorgeous using it. Well done!

loulou said...

Very pretty. The paper piecing looks amazing. Just goes to show that you don't have to be a colouring expert to create something beautiful if you have the right stamps.

Sabrina said...

Such a lovely card!!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

A really beautiful card.

Barbara said...

lovely card and you did accomplish your goal. It is so beautiful and simple.

Leslie Miller said...

Your paper piecing looks wonderful and it's a great way to demonstrate how a person can have these beautiful flowers without even knowing how to color. Pretty card, Julie!

stampqueen said...

Very pretty card -love the paper piecing!!

Susie12509 said...

Such a lovely card. Love the color combinations.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous Julie! Love how well this image works with the paper piecing technique. Great job!

Kathi said...

This is oh so pretty!! I love the colors and paper piecing! The pierced oval is beautiful, it looks like a picture frame!

Donna Maligno said...

Love how you used just part of the stamp -- very effective. Visit me at www.craft-deebowz.blogspot.com

Stephanie McKnight said...

I just love this card! Love the paper piercing and colors used.

TLady said...

HOW TOTALLY GORGEOUS JULIE!!!!!!!!!!! You DID what you set out to do---SHOW US HOW BEAUTIFUL THESE ROSES ARE!!!!! The designer paper you used with the Paper Piecing REALLY makes the Roses POP & they look DEMENSIONAL with it!!!!!!!!!! :) FABULOUS JOB!!!!!!!!!!!:)

lisa808 said...

So very pretty.

Barbara said...

Darling card, love the sparkly embellishments and the placement of that gorgeous rose. Nicely done.

Iris said...

Gorgeous card - love the paper piercing and paper piecing. I don't color well so it is good to see beautiful projects which do not require coloring.
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Betty Benton said...

Flowers look beautiful on that frame!

loyaz said...

Love the paper piecing - and - your color combinations - great!
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Donna Phelan said...

STUNNING!!!

Leah said...

Beautiful! I love, love, love the I Corinthians background stamp and the roses and your card is amazing.

Theresa said...

Love the combo of colors and papers! Beautiful Card!!

JoanneO said...

Great card. Love the colors and the paper, too.

Graciellie CH said...

Lovely!

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Janis said...

Fresh and alive. Love this cheery and encouraging card!
<3 J

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polycrafty said...

I like how you worked the flowers into the side of the frame! Beautiful spacing, I feel like the eye can really take everything in and appreciate the parts of this harmonious whole.

Sue D said...

So pretty--I like the paper piecing.

Frances Krug said...

Love the background and how you made the focal image pop.

Rosy Newlun said...

Stunning, and perfect to stamp the sentiments across the pattern paper along the bottom portion of the card. Awesome!

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oooooohh... I like that you paper pieced the flowers, that looks AWESOME! Very pretty indeed!

D- said...

I just love your card with its beautifully colored flowers and sweet sentiment.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

ChristineCreations said...

Just so pretty with the paper piecing. Warm and feminine and classy! Hey - just like you!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Love the soft colors of the flowers and the pretty dp! Just gorgeous! Have a Blessed day!

Silke Ledlow said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love how you stamped onto the design paper...I always forget about that!

Heather Jensen said...

I love your pretty paper pieced flowers. Don't you adore this set? I sure do. :)