Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Get In Shape - Timeless Tuesday 253 and Flourishes Sneak Peek


Hello all and welcome to a very special kick off to Flourishes' January Release! Not only are we ushering the new release in with a fun-filled Timeless Tuesday Challenge but we are showcasing a set designed to honor Flourishes' owner and founder.

INTRODUCING....

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Wisteria, Peonies and Bearded Iris -- all three of these flowers are favorites of Flourishes' founder and owner Jan Marie Caruso. Sentimentally illustrated by Marcella Hawley, these beautiful blooms honor the lady at the helm at Flourishes. Three breathtaking flowers paired with three beautifully scripted words and five accent words. This 4" by 6" set is sure to be one you reach for just to send creations to friends far and wide for any and all occasions! Would you like to win this set along with the other two sets being released this month? All you need to do is play along with us!!! We have a special treat for you today -- two actually! First, in honor of Jan Marie and this very special set, Flourishes' Senior Design Team is joining along in this challenge to give you double the inspiration! As you hop around getting inspired on ways to "Get In Shape", don’t forget to try to figure out….
 
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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 of winning.

Before you head off to comment on some of the fabulous creations both teams have done, I will share with you mine! :) The challenge is GET INTO SHAPECreate a shaped card. I really thought outside the box on this one.  Well, more like my comfort zone.  I used the Peony image from this beautiful set and created my shape using my Silhouette Cameo and the Flowers for Jan cutting files.


I enlarged my peony cutting file to make for a decent size for a card.  (Sorry, I didn't write down the size!) This was cut on some scrap cardstock so that I could trace it on the folded card.  I did this because I wasn't sure where I wanted my fold. Once the cut was traced, I cut it out and cut some patterned paper at the same size to layer at the top. For some additional support, I cut out some Flourishes classic black cardstock with my Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Classic Window die to be adhered to the back panel of the card.  I then cut out another Peony on the Silhouette at the normal size to stamp the image on.  This was done using Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock.  The image was colored using Copics. I then cut out with my nesties a circle to place the Peony on before popping it up over my Ivory seam binding.  I completed the look with some Prima mini flourish pearls and rhinestones.  The inside has the sentiment along with a few pearls and rhinestones.


Thanks for taking a peek and be sure to stop along the beautiful team blogs for your chance to win and see who the mystery blogger may be!
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46 comments:

  1. Beautifully shaped and designed card. What an inspiration to gettiong out of one's comfort zone.

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  2. Oh, this is sooo pretty. That gorgeous ribbon is so shimmery, too.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  3. Very clever!!! I love this new set and can't wait to get it!

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  4. Great shaped card and gorgeous coloring! Love this new stamp set.

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  5. Fantastic card, wonderful original design. What a clever idea to use the enlarged silhouette file.

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  6. Love your beautiful design and that gorgeous flower! So excited about this new stamp set!

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  7. Unique card shape -- wonderful use of the peony cut file and stamp.

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  8. WHAT A SUPER IDEA for a DIFFERENT SHAPED CARD!!!!!!!!!! AND your COLORING IS GORGEOUS!!! I LOOOOOOOVE this peachy color!!!!:) GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!;)

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  9. LOVE the colors of your peony! What a fabulous shape as well....that sentiment is PRFECT! TFS!!!

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  10. What a fantastic idea to make your card shape from your cut file! Your coloring is beautiful Deborah! Fabulous challenge card today!! :)

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  11. Fabulous card! Love how you made the shaped card and the peony looks amazing!!! Beautiful job!!!

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  12. Gorgeous Deborah! Love the way you created your shaped card. Great job!

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  13. Wow, this is absolutely stunning! What a unique shaped card! Your coloring is just beautiful!

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  14. Oh wow, using your Cameo to cut the shape is GENIUS!! Love your colors, love your card!

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  15. How fun is this? I have wanted to do this before and never did. Seeing your GORGEOUS inspiration is the nudge I need to try it too! Beautiful card Deborah!!

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  16. What a clever idea to use the shape of the image for the card base. Truly beautifully coloured.

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  17. Super card and idea. I love shaped cards--hope to have time to play along this week.

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  18. Love the shaped card and the color.

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  19. Beautiful shaped card, Deborah!

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  20. An interesting shape for the card.

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  21. Such a beautiful shape on this card. A blossom within a bouquet. Love that pretty flower and your embellishments.

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  22. I love how you used the enlarged silhouette shape for the card! Awesome design Deborah! Creative and beautiful!

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  23. Lovely card. Such a pretty shape and love the flower!

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  24. What a pretty, fun shaped card. Love that beautifully colored peony too. This is such a beautifully detailed stamp and a great new addition. Love it.

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  25. Lovely shape of a card, and beautiful peony as well. I liked how you added some tiny bling to the inside of your card, nice touch! :)

    Best wishes, Joanne

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  26. What a fantastic idea. You are a very cleaver artist. This card is amazing and so beautiful as well. Great job!

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  27. What a clever idea. Love your shaped card and pretty colored flower. :)

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  28. Very pretty card - love how you colored the peony's!!

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  29. I like how you did the shape of the card, it looks great with the stamp!

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  30. What a great card - especially love the 'shape' work.
    loyaz1@wbhsi.net

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  31. Looks like a fabulous set and wonderful sentiments to go along with it. You've selected my favorite color for your peony. Beautifully colored BTW!

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  32. Gorgeous and I like the shape.

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  33. Deb this is so pretty and oh I like the fancy shape!

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  34. Wow Deb!! WOW!! I love your coloring!! And how clever to use the peony shape!! This is a real stunner!

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  35. Deborah, some mighty creative thought and computations went into Flowers for Jan Marie shape card layering and stamping great finishes. Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatydc

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  36. Oh Deb! It's gorgeous! What a clever way to use the cut files - and I love the end result! Super clever way to create a card base. Your peonies are amazingly coloured - they just pop right off the front! Stunning creation this week!

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  37. Love your wonderfully shaped card...and what a gorgeous peony!!

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  38. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  39. Beautiful card and design!! Love the peonies.

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  40. Very cute!

    http://gracielliedesign.blogspot.com/

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  41. This is amazing - beautifully colored and I love the ribbon and the bling.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  42. Simply gorgeous...love the shape!

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  43. Deborah, this is super creative! I love it! I have SO got to learn to color like this, with lighter colors and deep shading. It gives your peony some dimension.

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