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.
The 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.
- Allison Cope
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Heather Jensen
- Julie Koerber
- Maki Jones
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker
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!
Stamps: That's a Wrap (Flourishes)
Paper: Memorabilia (Teresa Collins), Black Magic (Core'dinations), Classic Ivory (Flourishes)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)