Monday, July 8, 2013

Flourishes July Release Preview ~ Day 1


Welcome to Day 1 of the Flourishes July Reveal Week! Yeehaw! Are you as excited as I am about seeing what Flourishes has to offer this month?! We are simply giddy about introducing our first of FOUR new stamp sets this month. Don't forget, you'll have many chances to WIN some of our new stamp sets for your very own!



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And this, our first new stamp set.... Dahlias ...are as though they are fresh clipped from the garden. These breathtaking Dahlias would be a prize on any card or creation. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this 4 by 6" set features two gorgeous main images plus five all occasion sentiments, perfect for all kinds of creations. 

I colored the image with Copics and layered it onto some Color Made Easy Card Stock: Sugar Cookie ~ Sunflower and Sea Moss ~ Emerald Coast

I don't have any Acetate on my card, but I created the background, to my image, using the Smackin' Acetate Technique with a Tombow Marker and mister.





Now...on to our challenge... 

Deborah's "Seeing Clearly" challenge this week is to use Acetate anywhere in your project or card (FTTC228). That's right, it's time to dust off those clear pieces of "paper" and create something fun and unique! 
  
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 ensure that you read the challenge specifics carefully. Please clarify in your blog post, how your creation specifically meets our challenge.
  • If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FTTC228.
  • One random winner will be picked from all of the entries to win the entire July release!!!
  • Deadline to enter is next Monday at 6:00 p.m. EST.
AND...here's another way to win this gorgeous new stamp set for your collection...

 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 Dahlias stamp set!

Today we have both our Flourishes Finest Design Team AND our Friends of Flourishes Team sharing their "Seeing Clearly" inspirations with you! Take a moment and leave some love on all of our designers' blogs for your chance to win this gorgeous new stamp set.

Copics:
 



 
 
 
Color Made Easy card stock:




That's it from me today.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for some more inspirational previews!!
Happy Stamping!
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Stamps:  Dahlias (Flourishes)
Paper:   Color Made Easy Card Stock: Sugar Cookie ~ Sunflower and Sea Moss ~ Emerald Coast, Cryogen White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Scallop die (a muse), Border Punch (EK Success), Copics, 491 Tombow Marker, Acetate

38 comments:

Rosy Newlun said...

This is the Happy card on this hop! It has colors to remind me of the rainbow in a stylish and elegant style!!! Lovin' it ♥

frommycraftroom said...

What lovely bright coloured flowers. thank you.

Kate said...

What beautiful sunny colours you have used. I just love this stamp set!

Karen W said...

Very pretty card, I just love this new stamp set.

Theresa said...

Lovely card. Will have to see out that smackin acetate technique.

Kathi said...

Great card! Love the scalloped edge and beautiful coloring!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Tosha! Love your take on the use of acetate for this challenge. Great new stamp set!

Lynne said...

I like the focus on the flowers and the scallop on the side. Nothing to detract from the lovely image.

Marsha Reed said...

Beautiful card! Love the bright colors.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fresh and beautiful Tosha! The background is lovely and I like the scalloped border.

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty! I love the fancy bottom border punch and beautifully colored center focal image. Fabulous, Tosha. :)

Katie Sims said...

What a beauty, Tosh! I have not tried that technique but you definitely have my curiosity up! Your sweetly colored Dahlias are backed beautifully by that beautiful sunny yellow scalloped edge..so cheery! :)

Jean Bullock said...

LOL, my first impression was that this is a lovely clean and simple card. Then .... where's the acetate? LOL, then I read the text. So that's how you created that delicate background! Great job.

Cheryl said...

Tosha, this is so pretty! I LOVE the bright colors you used, and the acetate smashing technique made for a fab background. I've never heard of it before, but now I just have to try it out...soon! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Petti said...

lovely colouring, great card!

Nana Griffin said...

Very lovely! I like the yellow scallop on the side.

#!PinkLady said...

Great job. Simple and clean cut. Love the dahlias... Thank you....

Pati said...

Very pretty coloring of the Dahlias! Love your use of the border punch on this card, a wonderful addition.

Tamara D said...

Nice card!

Anonymous said...

Sharon c Loved the bright colors

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous colors, love the image.

Kris B said...

Beautiful card! Love the image and you've colored it wonderfully! The die cut bottom is an elegant touch! TFS

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!Very Pretty!Awesome coloring!!!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, wonderful coloring. Mary L Schreiber

Diane said...

Very pretty...and I went with orange Dahlias potted up this year, so these look like mine, I even planted them in a teal planter!!

alicaz said...

so pretty! Love these stamp and your card too!

Belinda said...

So pretty live your bright colors!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

These flowers look like they came out of a garden. Really pretty. Like how you incorporated the acetate background!

TLady said...

SO PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!:) LOVE FLOWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Heather said...

Beautiful CAS card! Love that pop of yellow in the scalloped border.

loulou said...

WOW! I love the gorgeous bright colours on the white background - stunning results.

Sue D said...

Such cheery colors!

Silke Ledlow said...

Tosha, this is beautiful...the technique looks great!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card...love the image and the large scalloped border.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the pop of color with the white and the detail of the edge too!!

Ravengirl said...

My goodness, but your dahlias are delightful!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Definitely a fun way to use acetate! Cool back ground effect! Gorgeous Tosh!

 
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