Friday, December 6, 2013

Flourishes December Pre-Release Challenge and Blog Hop

Welcome to the kick-off of our December releases! Today two of the Flourishes Design Teams are ushering in a challenge and YOU could walk away winning all of our new sets for December! Here’s how to get in on the fun. All you need to do is play in the…..Flip it Sketch Challenge!


Next week we’ll be bringing you our December edition of new Flourishes Stamps, that we know you’ll love! Because we know you want a chance to win these great sets, We have two fantastic angled sketches for you to play with. All you need to do is pick one of them and create! Play in the challenge and you could win our whole December Release! THE OFFICIAL RULES:
  • Simply create a card or project inspired by either of the sketches above.
  • Entries need to be in by Friday December 13 at 5 PM EST
  • Those entries using Flourishes Stamps will be counted twice
  • You must link your creation on our InLinkz Widgit to be counted
  • You must have a link to our challenge in your blog post or gallery post
  • Please DO NOT combine challenges from other sites or locations. Only those entries that don’t combine will be in the running. Because this challenge means winning new Flourishes sets we want to see your beautiful creations made specifically for this challenge.
  • If you upload to SCS please use the keyword FLLCDEC13A or FLLCDEC13B
  • We’ll announce the winners on Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post here on the blog on Saturday December 14th, so check back then to find out if you are a winner!

For my card, I am sharing with you a fun set from last months release called Grab a CupAnyone who knows me, knows that I love coffee and any set that has it, speaks to me. :)

Using Flourishes classic cardstock in Ivory for the base and some Echo Park's Reflections - Fall collection for the patterned paper.  I used Flourishes Color Made Easy Tonal Neutrals cardstock to layer and mat with the patterned paper.  Using the cup design, I stamped it and colored it in with my Copics with E81, E84, W0, W1, and W4. The image in the center of the sleeve was stamped in with my Sepia Versafine ink.  The card was completed by stamping the sentiment in Memento  Espresso Truffle fishtailed under the coffee beans using my circle punches to punch it out. And finally, I embossed the 'Coffee' sentiment at the top with my detail white ep, being sure not to worry about the little bits left behind.  I even used my white gel pen to dot a few bits throughout. The look was completed with two pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create! We’ll see you here on Wednesday December 11th when our beautiful December Sneak Peeks start! Have fun creating! And now for some wonderful Sketchy Inspiration, our Design Teams have some great angles to show off to you:
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  1. I told Tosha I had "Tea" on the brain this morning when I made my Orange Scones with Raisins for Breakfast! BUT, we DID have coffee! My hubby's favorite over tea! :) So, your card ALSO goes well with my new scone recipe! YUM!!!!!!!!!!! :) There ARE COFFEE LOVERS too!!!!!!!!!!!!;) LOVE what you've done with this sketch!!! It's ACTUALLY, QUITE INTIMIDATING!!! BUT, you've made it EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) (This set is in Santa's bag for me! :))

  2. Mmmmm... I can almost smell it now! It's gorgeous Deborah! I love the use of the striped paper and your added coffee bean detail is super cute! Fabulous use of the sketch chickie!

  3. mmmmm coffee is the BEST! The DP you picked is such a compliment to the coffee theme! Love the white embossed 'coffee'.

  4. Love coffee and love how you incorporated it's colors in your card.

  5. A coffee lovers dream... Great idea using this set Deb!

  6. Now, I want to run out to Starbucks! :) What a fab card! Love the colors, and the way you embossed the text across two layers! Letting the stray bits of embossing powder stay was a great detail, too!

  7. LOVE the masculine feel to this Deb!! That striped dp is fantastic! Love the white embossed sentiment too!

  8. Fun design Deborah! The perfect warm and cozy feel for coffee!


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