Monday, September 9, 2013

Flourishes September Release ~ Day 2

 

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! 

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)

 Mystery-Blogger-GraphicDon't forget... 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!
  
I love the partridge, in this set, (I guess it could be a dove too) and the pinecones in that adorable weaved container.  So I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with a variety of colors from the Flourishes Copic Collections.  The white lines in the feathers, of the partridge, were made using a white Sharpie pen, and then colored over with E31 to soften them.  I aged the circle panel by sponging Antique Linen Ranger Distress Ink around the border while the paper was still in the circle die.

For texture, I embossed the poinsettia, that I made using the Poinsettia Spellbinders die, and my framing is embossed.  I also embossed the back panel with a holly bg using a Sizzix embossing folder.


Here's the inside.  Short, Sweet and to the point.  I just love this sweet little boxed tree and wanted to include it on this card too.  :)

Here are the links to the Copic Collection sets I used:  I only used the YR00 from the Burnt Orange Collection, YR02 from the Gerber Collection, E31 and E33 from the Flesh Tones 1 and Y38 from the Sunflower Collection.  I also didn't use the 100 from the Warm Neutrals.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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!
That's it from me today.  Tomorrow I have one of my favorite cards to share with ya'll.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and for the encouraging comments.  They are a blessing!
Happy Stamping!

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Stamps:  Holiday Topiaries (Flourishes)
Paper: Vintage Christmas (MME), Core'dinations, Classic Ivory (Flourishes), Cryogen White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Green Hills (Hero Arts Shadow Ink Mid-Tone), Antique Linen (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, Layered Poinsettia,  A-2 Fancy Ribbon Threader, Square and Circle dies (Spellbinders), Holly Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Rhinestones (Pizzaz Aplenty), Seam Binding Ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique)

36 comments:

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous, Tosh! Beautiful coloring, and the distressed look is fantastic with this image. Love the poinsetta, too!

jonim52 said...

absolutey stunning card. Love the ribbon

D- said...

Very, very pretty card. Your coloring is wonderful. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Joyce Casaldi said...

Oh my...stunning!

loulou said...

Beautiful card. It has such a lovely vintage feel. Your copic colouring is fabulous.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely stunning Tosha! Love your colour palette and your pointsettia accent is gorgeous.

Silke Ledlow said...

Tosh, this is beautiful! Great design in and outside!

Tracy said...

Tosha, this is a beautiful card, love the colors you used, and the poinsettia accent.

Marsha J Reed said...

Such a pretty, pretty card! I love the colors, so soft and beautiful!

Tamara D said...

Fabulous card!!!!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!GORGEOUS CARD!!!Love the image,Awesome coloring!!!

Vicky said...

What an elegant card. Love the ribbon & the flower.

Marisa said...

Gorgeous, Tosh! Love the poinsettia and ribbon treatment.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous colors and coloring especially the bird. Great card!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Another gorgeous card! You have skills!

purusty said...

love your coloring

Karen Letchworth said...

This is delightful, Tosha. The stamp is beautiful, and it looks amazing with the green accents and green background. Just beautiful!
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Petti said...

This is a stunning card!

Juliana said...

That bird is quite stunning!! I love how you colored him!!

Beautiful Card!

Karen W said...

Love it!!! I love you color choices, very elegant!!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous card. I like the poinsettia.

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card....love the image mat (part polaroid with fancy edge makes it very unique).

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Country goodness girlie! I like the warm colors and fun ribbon treatment.

Amy Marshall said...

Beautiful card. I love your coloring and the poinsettia.

Kris B said...

Stunning! Love the layers and the beautifully colored image! Gorgeous poinsettia! TFS

ChristineCreations said...

This is one beauty of a card Tosh. The colouring on the topiary is fantastic and I love the ribbon fed through and the pretty poinsettia and bow!

Nancee Purdum said...

Such a pretty card! I love how you used the stamp on the inside also! :) Nancee

Linda Carson said...

Oh WOW! What an impressive Christmas card! It's just picture perfect!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Love this card Tosh! I love the colouring of your tree and look at your sweet little turtle dove?! Totally lovin' your 3D poinsettia detail too! Fabulous card!

Jan Garber said...

Love the vintage colors and beautiful trims!

Kathy said...

Wow, Tosh, your coloring is gorgeous!!! I love how you did the bird! What a beautiful card design with the background and flower! Blessings! Kathy

Heather said...

This is so gorgeous! Though I have to admit, I could barely drag my eyes aways from that gorgeous bow and poinsettia.

Donna Phelan said...

Such a lovely design.....gorgeous! Coloring and layout are spot in! VERY well done!

Makiko Jones said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card, Tosh! I love your coloring and detail!

Heather Jensen said...

How fancy! The ribbon threaded through the front and poinsettia embellished bow look amazing. :)

Pet73 said...

Your card is stunning! So very beautiful!

 
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