Monday, June 10, 2013

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and Sneak Peek


Hi all and welcome to day 1 of Flourishes' fabulous sneak peeks and PLUS you'll get an opportunity to WIN our entire new June release just by playing along! For the remainder of this week we will be sharing our newest stamp sets with you! Aren't you excited?! I sure am!

Since Sneak Peek Day 1 overlaps with the Timeless Tuesday Challenge, we have some amazing projects showcasing our newest beautiful floral stamp set by Marcella Hawley today... This stunning new stamp set, called Picking Wildflowers,  features a glorious spray of wildflowers along with some wonderfully heartfelt sentiments. It will be a 'must-have' on your shopping list this week!


PickingWildflowersGraphicFor this challenge, create a card or project that moves or opens in a non-traditional manner (FTTC224)! In other words, create a card that doesn't just open normally. Maybe it has a third panel like a tri-fold card or it has a greeting tag that pops up when you pull a ribbon! There are lots of fun tutorials you can try out. Here are just a few examples of some great card tutorials that will fit perfectly for this week's challenge:





I chose to make a card using the Diamond Fold technique.  It was super easy and fun!!  And I think it showcases these wildflowers beautifully!!



Now, I have a confession to make.  I love coloring with Copics, and even took a class a year-and-a-half ago, and I really enjoy working with them.  However, I struggle with combining colors and working the whole numbering system.  Since joining the Flourishes DT, I've been using their Copic Collections, and man oh man!!  It makes the coloring easy peasy!!  I use to take quite a bit of time marking samples on paper trying to get the right color combos.  With the Flourishes Copic Collections, all the combinations are made for you.  I'm in love with coloring again!!  I've included the list, of Collections I used, toward the end of this post.

Now, about my card, I wanted to share that I used the Perfectly Pireced Classic Hourglass Die for my sentiment, and the dp is Remarkable by My Mind's Eye.   I also made my own tassel using Black Jute and a collection of beads (Fire Mountain Gems).


 
Here's a look at the card open.  I didn't add any decorations or sentiments to the panels because I wanted the flowers to be the main attraction.

That's it for my project today.

Today we have both our Flourishes Finest Design Team AND our Friends of Flourishes Team sharing their "Open Sesame" inspirations with you! Take a moment and leave some love on all of our designers' blogs.
Come and hop along and visit with all of our super talented designers and join us in our challenge this week for a chance at winning our ENTIRE new June release!! Yup... that's right... you could win our entire new release just by playing along.

CHALLENGE RULES

HOW TO PLAY: Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN! Here's how you can win…
  • Create a new card or paper-crafted project fitting the challenge. Flourishes stamps are not required, but if you've got them, why not use them?
  • Why not use Flourishes stamps on your creation?!? You will receive two ballots towards our weekly prize if you use our stamps! Hooray!
  • Include a link back to this challenge in your blog post or gallery upload.
  • Please clarify in your blog post, how your creation specifically meets our challenge.
  • If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FTTC224.
  • One random winner will be picked from all of the entries.
  • Deadline to enter is next Monday at 6:00 p.m. EST.

AND...another way to win...


You need to find out who today's Mystery Blogger is! Hidden among the Design Team is one Designer who has this set to give away. Comment on that blog and you could win today's beautiful Picking Wildflowers set! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thanks for dropping by!!
Be sure to stop by tomorrow too.  This week it's all about nature.  And I'm a HUGE nature lover so I'm looking forward to sharing my projects!!

Happy Stamping!


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Stamps:  Picking Wildflowers (FLLC)
Paper:  Cryogen White and American Crafts
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Dies ~ Perfectly Pireced Classic Hourglass Die (Flourishes), Lacey Square (Spellbinders), Copics, Scor-Pal, Rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty), Black Jute, Beads and Wire (Fire Mountain Gems)

33 comments:

Rosy Newlun said...

I'm in LOVE! Must give this technique a try as soon as possible! I love what you've done with it - the choice of dp for the panels, the beautiful colors you achieved using the Flourish recommended combos, and the striking black tassel with charms -- uber GREAT!!! Thanks for sharing ♥

jonim52 said...

Amazing card. Absolutely gorgeous!

loulou said...

Totally stunning. The gorgeous purple and orange look stunning against the soft polkadot background and the black trim just sets everything off perfectly.

Karen W said...

I love this, great shape and beautifully done!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Wow, what a unique fold, lovely!

Katie Sims said...

Mercy! Tosha, your card is incredible! Love your image extending past your die (I don't know how you kept from lopping off that tiny stem!) and it is colored beautifully! Your card fold and papers are so striking, it really does show off your image perfectly! And the handmade tassel and beads just take it over the top! I love what you did here, but also what you didn't do...leaving those panels alone was so smart to let your image shine! :)

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous diamond fold card Tosh! Your colour palette and designer papers set off this great new image beautifully.

Julie Koerber said...

One word -- BEEEE-U-TEE-FUL! Love how this fold really makes the poppy image pop! Beautiful coloring as well!!!!

Becky said...

WOW!! This is Stunning!

Judy Rozema said...

This fold is so amazing -- WOW! It looks incredibly difficult. You have always amazed me with your card designing talents, and this is no exception. Love it, Tosh~!

Sabrina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love your beads too!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Tosh...this is such a beautiful showy card! All those panels opening up really show off how gorgeous the arrangement is. And that tassel is awesome too!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Goodness me Tosha! This is stunning! Love the scalloped details and your colour scheme is to die for! Wow... your poppies just POP off that card front! Gorgeous card - love the style you chose!

Deborah Anton said...

Amazing card Tosh! I agree with you on the coloring.. these collections make it oh so easy! Your creations are never short of gorgeous!

Heather Jensen said...

I knew this would look amazing! I can tell you put a lot of work into this beauty. I especially like the decorative tassel you added to the bottom. :)

TLady said...

OOOOoooooOOOOOooo! This makes me think of a WEDDING CARD!!!!!!!! I know you're thinking, "WHAT?" I have a friend who's son is getting married & they're going to decorate their home in Japanese! THIS IS FABULOUS!!!!! IF I made a card like this, they could USE IT to DECORATE TOO!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS for the INSPIRATION!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Petti said...

wow...what a stunning card!

Lynne said...

Your card is beautiful and I love how it opens. You are right, the Flourishes system for copics is a huge help that I use all the time. Everything about Flourishes is top notch.

Donna Jones said...

Great card, love this fold. Great colouring and fussy cutting. Love that you didn't over decorate the panels :-)

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday.
Hugs
Berni, GDT

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Tosha! The black matting rocks and your fold is super cool. Beautiful!

Susie said...

Tosh, I have a confession to make as well. I also have taken Copic classes and have my intermediate certification but struggle with the same issues you stated. I have about 250 colors so what I like about the coloring system is to hop over to the Flourishes site and look at the colors they've put together, go to my case, and pull out what I want - Tada!

Your card today is nothing less than beautiful, Tosh. I'm so inspired by all the lovely cards, the new stamp set, and all the fancy folds. I can't wait to get started!

Conniecrafter said...

such cool design, and lovely coloring!!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous card--love this fold.

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!

Ravengirl said...

What a gorgeous card! I think the flowers are the focal point for sure. I think the side panels look great covered with the patterned paper.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!!

Heather said...

Gorgeous!! And what a fun card style.

Makiko Jones said...

Wow, Tosha!! This is amazing! Beautiful folding and coloring! Fantastic take on the challenge!

Kris B said...

Stunning! Your flowers are colored so beautifully! This is an amazing fold! TFS

Leslie Miller said...

Scrumptious coloring, and I love your intricate out of the box cutting! Who would imagine, when you see it folded, that the card would open out to such an elaborate creation? A beauty, Tosh!

dpkennedy said...

Wow! Jaw dropping gorgeous!

Silke Ledlow said...

Holy smokes...this is amazing! I love this...all the details are perfect!

 
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