Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Holiday Toparies - Sneak Peek Flourishes September Release



Holiday Topiaries
 
 
Welcome to Day 2 of our 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 4x6 stamp set called "Holiday Topiaries" with an array of beautiful holiday decorated greenery and 3 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! Don't forget...


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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! The more you comment, the better your chances, so comment away!

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE 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!

Our Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week is...
"Make a Good Impression" - Incorporate dry embossing somewhere on your card or project. It could be an embossing folder, stencils, or even a household item for your embossing....just make sure you "Make a Good Impression"! (FTTC237)


How fun is this challenge? I love embossing and I just don't find myself doing that very often.  I was happy to dust off my folders and create this card for the challenge. Before I get on with my card, I wanted to share that today is a big day for my boys as they are BOTH getting braces on!! Oy vey.... I am not sure what the day has in store for me once that gets done, but I have a feeling I will have some cranky boys on my hands.  I've got my Aleve ready...  I never thought we'd be at this stage this early, but I am ok with knocking this part of life out now before the teenage years hit. And luckily, they will not have them in for very long or need them again later! yay!

On with my card:



For my card, I used some SU! red cs for the base, Flourishes Classic Ivory cs,  and Flourishes Color Made Easy cs in the Pistachio collection.  I stamped the image with Memento Black on the Ivory cs, colored it in with the following Copics, and cut it out using Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Hourglass die. The additional Copics would be G28, R59, W1, W4, W6, and some various E's for the small area at the base of the topiary. 





The background was dry embossed using a folder I had from Paper Studio and added some sheer red ribbon before popping up the image and sentiment. The pearls in the ribbon are pearl stamens I had and I just was finding another use for them.  I broke up the sentiment to be on one line which I then snipped the corners to match the base and make the card flow. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure check out the fabulous other creations from both the Senior DT and Timeless Tuesday Team!!
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33 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Deborah! Gorgeous coloring, and I love the embossed bg--it looks like quilted fabric. The pearl stamens are fab, too.

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  2. Great image and awesome coloring, Deborah!
    Such a classy christmas card!!!!

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  3. Very pretty card, great new images!

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  4. LOVE your beautiful card. Love your pretty embossing, too. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  5. Beautiful card. I love the cute topiary image.

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  6. Very pretty Deborah! Love the embossed background and the pretty red bow sets of this great new image perfectly.

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  7. Very pretty. I like the Christmas colors you used.

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  8. Very nice card! Such a great image to work with.

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  9. Lovely card ...love the stamp used with that die. Great combo.

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  10. This is SO pretty and festive, Deborah! Thanks for taking part in this super fun blog hop. I've been SO inspired, and I thank you for participating. Hope you're having a blessed week. If you ever feel like entering a fun challenge, please check us out at Word Art Wednesday (www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - always Anything Goes). I LOVE your cards and I thank you for sharing your talents. This is a really inspirational blog hop.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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  11. Great card! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Very cute card, this set is wonderful!

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  13. Very pretty image and colouring...love the pearl detail.

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  14. Fantastic card! Love the pierced hourglass die and the image is beautiful! The pearl stamens are a lovely touch! TFS

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  15. I love this topiary :) It's just such a fun shape and so pretty! Lovely job Deborah!

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  16. Beautiful in design and coloring! Great job!

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  17. That image is adorable! Love it! :) Nancee

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  18. Great post..very helpful information
    Thanks for sharing.
    Find A Therapist

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  19. Stunning card this week Deborah! I love the glow you placed around your little topiary. Gorgeous details - love that bow!

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  20. The topiary stamps are genius! I love the way they color up and look so pretty on the cards!

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  21. Beautifully colored topiary, so pretty on the die shape! Blessings! Kathy

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  22. This is so pretty, Heather! Beautiful coloring and detail! I love the embossed background design too.

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  23. Very pretty! Great use of the traditional colors and a beautiful image!

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  24. GREAT card with a fabulous bow! TFS!!!

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  25. Your card is GORGEOUS, Deborah! I'm SO grateful to have you share your beautiful art in our challenge. Please stop by again soon. I'd LOVE to see more of your gorgeous art shared in our challenges.
    Hugs,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. I did do the Flourishes Blog Hop every day, but.....no luck for me (which is very customary in my case) but I was SUPER inspired by the hop. And if it got YOU to start playing along in our challenges, I consider myself a big winner anyway! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Karen

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  26. Oh I love your gorgeous, beautiful card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

    luv
    Debby

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