Thursday, September 12, 2013

Flourishes September Release Preview ~ Day 5




 


We've arrived at the last day and "that's a wrap" on our September New Releases! We know you've enjoyed this fun and festive week peeking at five fantastic new sets. Our last set is ready for all your pretty packaging. This 4 x 6 set illustrated by Marcella Hawley is the perfect companion for any gift or Christmas greeting, wrapping it up in style with a fancy bow, jingle bells, elegant flowers, Christmas boughs, a terrific tag, as well as two seasonal sentiments.

How fun is this image!!  And it has so many possibilities!!  I didn't include any of the embellishments because I wanted you to see the beautiful little knot in the middle, and see the dimension you can get with it by burnishing.  I even put together a small tutorial to show you how I got such depth on the bow.  Although in real life, you can see the "puffiness" of the bow a whole lot better.  Before I start the tutorial, I want to let you know the black background was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder onto Black Magic Core'dinations Cardstock, and rubbed over with a sanding block.  I also embellished, a bit, with some Memorabilia Enamel dots.

Now for the tutorial...

 

 I stamped the image 3 times onto Memorabilia Cardstock by Teresa Collins, and colored them a bit with a light Copic (BG10) that is just a shade darker than the paper.  

 

Next I cut out the full image, then the bow with the tails, then just the double bow.
 Sorry the color is so yellow...I took these late at night and didn't edit till the morning.  By then I had pieced the bow, so no do-overs.



 

 Next you will need a foam mat and a stylus.  First, use your stylus to outline the bow.  All the edges and little shading lines.  Then turn your image face down, and in a circular motion,  rub the stylus in between the lines.  It should puff out the bow.  I turned mine over again, and rubbed the stylus on the inside of the loops so it looked more dimensional.

 

If you click on the photo you can see the dimension a bit better.


Now to assemble:  I use Scotch Mounting tape.  It's a bit thin, which works great for this type of layering, because I wanted a double layer of tape on the base, and a single layer on the next two bow pieces.


 Here's the bow assembled.  Can you see the dimples in the bow?  The depth?


One more close-up.
Well, that's it for me.

Mystery Blogger GraphicThe Design Team is showing off their creative Christmas packaging on their blogs. Don’t forget to look for: Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our LAST 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.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

All our amazing September sets are now available in the Flourishes Store as well as the companion cut-files. Take a look at the sets HERE. If you would still like a chance at winning all five of September sets…
  • You can play in our Get in Shape Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is TODAY September 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • Play along in our Timeless Tuesday Challenge Make a Good Impression, you can win our entire new release in this challenge as well! See link for rules.
  • You can save on all five of our September sets! 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 ONE week only!
  • Come back to the Flourishes Blog tomorrow for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
  Thanks so much for joining us this week and for your wonderful support of Flourishes!



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Stamps:  That's a Wrap (Flourishes)
Paper:  Memorabilia (Teresa Collins), Black Magic (Core'dinations), Classic Ivory (Flourishes)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:  Memorabilia Enamel Dots, Stylus, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Foam mat, Sanding Block, Copic  

36 comments:

Diane said...

Elegant and gorgeous...love how you have layered it!!

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. Love the blue on the black. Fantastic work on the paper piecing and layering. Thank you for the details of how your created the lovely bow.

Karen W said...

Very pretty and elegant!! I love the layers.

Petti said...

love this ! the bow just pop up of the screen!

Donna Phelan said...

YOWEZA!!! How fantastic! Love the dimension and layer and color of the ribbon and bow. Thanks for sharing the technique! Have an awesome Friday the 13th! :)

Theresa said...

Tosh, your dimensional bow is beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial. This would be great to make for small gift boxes! Love your color combo and use of embossing.

Mary Gillmarten said...

Love the patterned paper, love the dimension, love your card, thanks for the tutorial!

Mary-Anne V said...

gorgeous dimension...thanks for the tutorial.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning Tosha! I love how you created the 3D effect on this great new image. Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration!

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful dimensional bow and card, Tosh! Thank you for showing how you layered the bow. Love the embossed background too.

Lin said...

Gorgeous, Tosh! Love your color choices here!

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful card. I like the colors you used. Thank you for the tutorial on the bow.

Belinda said...

This is so pretty, love your tips on put the bow together!

Heather said...

I wish I could see this for real, 'cause I can imagine that the dimension is awesome. It's so hard to capture things like that in a photo. Thanks for the tutorial.

Tracy said...

Love this card and thanks for tutorial. It is always great to see the steps of how something really great has been created.

Linda Carson said...

Oh that's gorgeous! Love the added dimension!

Nana Griffin said...

Beautiful! Great job paper pieceing.

Sue D said...

Great paper piecing and I like the embossed and sanded background.

Heather Roque said...

Beautiful and elegant card!

Karen Letchworth said...

This layering technique is awesome, Tosh! Thanks for all the great techniques you've shared during the hop, and may God bless you! I've really enjoyed myself on this blog hop, and love Flourishes Stamps more than ever!
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Sierra Winters said...

This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I have loved every stop on this amazing blog hop.
Sierra Winters
www.sierrasgift.blogspot.com

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh..this bow looks so real Tosh! The colors are striking and I love that embossed background! Thank you for the tutorial :) !!!

Tamara D said...

Stunning! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Amy Marshall said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I really liked how you did your background. Beautiful bow.

Donna Whitten said...

Wonderful card. Love the embossed background.

Kris B said...

Your bow looks amazing! Thanks for the tutorial! Love the embossed sanded background! TFS

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful texture and design! Love it!

D- said...

Your card is GORGEOUS. Great tutorial. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Luanne said...

I know I don't comment as much anymore, but I just have to say I love what you've done with all these beautiful Flourishes stamps. This card especially gorgeous! You continue to inspire me all the time! Thank you!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, like the dimension you gave to it!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous with all the added dimension! I think you just enabled me to have to HAVE this set! :-)

Heather Jensen said...

WOW, Tosh! I love your 3D bow. The embossed CS looks amazing as well. :)

Barbara said...

Tosha, how clever, I love your tutorial to puff the bow. Wonderful idea! Love the paper and the coloring too. Beautifully done.

Anonymous said...

So Pretty! Really love how you made that bow look so puffy. Thanks for sharing the details of how you did it. That embossed background is gorgeous! nise

Allison Cope Israels said...

That is one gorgeous 3D bow! Don't ya just love making things pop off your cards? The whole card pops - gorgeous design Tosh! Loved all your creations this week.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh I love the paper you used for the bow, that is awesome. The dimension is perfect, beautifully wrapped card.

 
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