Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Flourishes October Previews ~ Day 2

 

Hi  all -- time for day two of Flourishes fabulous sneak peeks for October! Today, it's all about the whimsy of those winter months when the temperature drops and the flakes start to fly!

These whimsical snow flakes, from this new set Handmade Snowflakes, are just ready and waiting to be added to all of your winter and holiday themed creations! These hand-drawn flakes, created by Marcella Hawley, offer a dash of charm and style. This 4" by 6" set also offers three scripted sentiments that will give your cards the perfect punch.

I adore winter, and snowflakes are always so fun and can be used for a rustic scene or elegant.  I've done both in the past, but I was feeling elegant today, so I made a pink snowflake card.  I started by diecutting my main panel using Labels 28 (Spellbinders), and while the cardstock was still in the die, I stamped 3 different flakes with Versamark and embossed them with White Embossing Powder.  Keeping the cardstock in the die, I Inked the inside using Spun Sugar Ranger Distress Ink, and then layered it over two more dies which will be listed in the supplies below.  I also added some sparkly twine and Silver String along with a glitterfied punched snowflake and little button.   Lastly, I added 3 little sequins to the snowflakes center giving them an extra pop of sparkle.

Here's a close up so you can see the delicate detail of the snowflakes.  They are exquisite!!


Now, let me share some more news with you.  This set is taking center stage in Flourishes' brand new Class In A Box Kit for October! Here's a peek!

This rustic card kit with country charm comes with the stamp set, plus all the pre-cut paper, embellishments, trim and ribbon needed to make 6 cards -- two each of three designs! Just stamp, and put these beauties together. It's quick and easy card inspiration delivered right to your door! When you're done, save the full-color, glossy instructions to make all of these cards on your own in the future! This kit also features the 6" by 6" paper pack by Bazzill called Nordic Pines. What fun!


Mystery Blogger GraphicThe Design Team created some wonderful creations showing off these Handmade Snowflakes! While you're out and about, don't forget about....
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 of winning!


Do you want to win Flourishes' October Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released October sets…you can play in our Christmas with a Twist Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY October 11th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our October 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 three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through October 18th, so you have to act fast! 
  • Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release. 
  • And, don't forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, October 12th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!

Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we take the lid off our October release and show off a striking botanical beauty that is ready to shine this holiday season!


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Stamps:  Handmade Snowflakes (Flourishes)
Paper:  Classic White (Flourishes)
Ink:  Versamark, Spun Sugar (Ranger Distress), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories:   Tapestry, Labels 28 and Decorative Labels 28 dies (Spellbinders), Iridescent Sequins, Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Button (PTI), Silver Metallic String (Flourishes), Pink String, Glitter, Scor-Tape

40 comments:

frommycraftroom said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Wow! Just when I thought this blog hop couldn't get any better and yet it just did. I love this card in pink, it's a lovely color for these gorgeous snowflakes. Beautifully done.

jonim52 said...

Stunning card! Love the snowflakes.

Diane said...

Stunning!!! Love, love the sift pretty pinks in this design..wow, another gorgeous creation!!

loulou said...

Tosha this card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft pink, white and touches of bling - they are just so pretty together.

Theresa said...

You get the award for "Most Elegant" card today. Love the pink and unique way you stamped and colored "in the die". Beautiful results. Love the gliter and shine!

Anita Christensen said...

Really a beautiful card.

KimCreate said...

OH my GOSH! This card is beautiful! I love how you used pink with the snowflakes! They look great embossed.

Tosha said...

Stunning...simply beautiful you've captured the feel of sweet dreams and wishes flowing from heaven and the hope of them coming true.

Donna Phelan said...

THUD!!! Love the pink and the layering of the dies. This is just one beautiful creation!!! TFS!!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Tosha, your card is absolutely exquisite! Everything about it is so elegant and perfect. Love the colours, love the design, layers and all the perfect accents.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Oh my goodness Tosh! This is SO soft and calming. I just wanna swim around in that creative head and troll for ideas! You're always so clever with layers and colour! Amazing card today!

Nana Griffin said...

Very beautiful and so elegant!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I would never have thought of pink and white for a winter card but this one is pinkastically wonderful

Marisa said...

Gorgeous use of the dies and such a soft feel to this card. Lovely!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Tosh, this is absolutely stunning!

guilinger2 said...

oh, man! This is so gorgeous! what a great use of dies with the snowflakes.

Susan said...

I would have never thought of pink for Christmas but this card is absolutely beautiful. Love everything about it.

ChristineCreations said...

GASP! You rocked this set girl, from the gorgeous soft pinks to the amazing layering and pretty bows...absolutely beautiful!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love your card!!

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Love the white/pink combo and the die cut layers are stunning! TFS

Misti said...

WOWZA!! This is gorgeous!!!

Heather said...

Oh yeah! This is totally elegant! Love the pink and white color scheme; those snowflakes look amazing stamped in white.

Tracy said...

So pretty, love the soft colors you used on this card, is a great girly Christmas card!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous and so frilly in pink and white.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the soft pink and white and the glitter trim too!!

Linda Carson said...

Absolutely stunning! Love your creative style!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your feeling elegant all right... This is gorgeous! I simply adore the feminine and gorgeous feel to this Tosha. Love it all!

Julie Koerber said...

Wowzers ---- this is breathtakingly beautiful! I love all the detailed layers and the little bling with the sequins you added - no detail was left out!

D- said...

OH my gosh this is GORGEOUS. Love that pretty pink and white color combo. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

JoAnn said...

Wow, this is stunning. Love it done in pink. The snowflakes are so detailed. TFS

Janis said...

Exquisite. Simply exquisite.
<3 J

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow so elegant and pretty...love the soft feel.

Bonnie said...

This is just gorgeous!

Tosha said...

Very creative! I really like the touches of red that pop out on the sheet music background.

Tanja said...

Classically pretty card - i love it! It reminds me of Becca Feakin's intricate die work (From her Amazing Paper Grace blog)

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS....love everything about this card!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, love the delicate feel of it!

Makiko Jones said...

Oh my! This is so stunning Tosh! Love the pink and soft look you achieved! Fantastic card!

Greta said...

Just browsing your blog as I love your style, Tosh! Had to stop at this one & I pinned it so I can keep coming back! Pink is my favorite color & I love snowflakes, too. One question--How do you stamp off the edge when the paper is still in the die? Thanks for all your inspiration!

 
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