Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Flourishes October Release Preview ~ Day 1


Hello all and welcome to day one of Flourishes sneak peeks for October! The clock is ticking to get those cards and creations done before the holidays hit. We're happy to report Flourishes has a handful of new sets guaranteed to help you shine this Christmas! Our first set is one that delivers an elegant flair!  Winter Berries...


Flourishes has taken the beautiful Cotoneaster plant and gave it a holiday flair with this new 4" by 6" set illustrated by Sam Pickard. The long and lean berry spray will add a dash of elegance and pop to all of your holiday cards and creations. We've paired this lovely image with six scripted sentiments crafted by the talented Dina Kowal.

I know Winter Berries are traditionally red, but I wanted a pop of sparkly white, so I left mine plain and added some Opaque White Glitter.  I stamped the Winter Berries image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored them with Copics, and ink distressed the background using Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain Ranger Distress ink.  Lastly, I added some red string and a sweet little Enamel Dot (Teresa Collins).


Mystery Blogger GraphicThe Design Team created some wonderful creations showing off these beautiful winter berries. While you're hopping and looking at their cards, don't forget to try to figure out....


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!

Here's the Link to the Copic Collection I used:


Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we share a set that will have you longing for those days when the snow starts to fly!



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Stamps:  Winter Berries (Flourishes)
Paper:  Flourishes Classic Kraft, Handmade Holiday (Simple Stories), Cryogen White
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress)
Accessories:  Copics, Quickie Glue Pen, White Opaque Micro Fine Glitter (Glitter Ritz), Red String (Olive Manna), Memorabilia Enamel Dot (Teresa Collins) 

40 comments:

stampqueen said...

Beautiful vintage look - love it!!!

aileen (mum) said...

Wonderful idea leaving the berries white, looks very effective, eyecatching card

Kate said...

Beautiful stamp and I love the vintage approach you took for the image, very Christmassy!

Barbara said...

Your card is strikingly beautiful and your coloring and sponging is gorgeous! Love that you used designer papers for embellishments along with that sweet red bow. So rich looking, love everything about it including the little white berries and the simple "Joy" sentiment. This card is gorgeous!

Kerin said...

I love the warm colors of this card, and the distressing really highlights the leaves & berries. Love the added dimension of the string too, it makes it look like you could pick them right off the card!

loulou said...

Gorgeous vintage style. Fantastic colouring I love how the berry branch seems to glow.

Cammie said...

An absolutely stunning card! Love the vintage look.

Diane said...

Soft and lovely...loving the layers of paper!!

Joan V said...

Oh, Tosha, this is so, so gorgeous. I love the warm feeling this card sends. Oh, and that darling little twine bow is awesome.

Wanda Cullen said...

Wowzers, this is such a gorgeous card!! Love your great coloring/shading of the berry branch!

Tosha said...

Hi Tosha,
What a beautiful card, very vintage. I like how the burst of red grabs your attention. Thanks for sharing.

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGOEUS! Love the stamped image on the Kraft CS!!!

Tracy said...

This is a great card, love the colors you used, so striking.

jonim52 said...

Absolutely stunning!

Becky said...

Fabulous as always, Tosh! Love the antique look you achieved with the sponging. Beautiful design. Can't wait to get my hands on this set!

ChristineCreations said...

This is amazing Tosh! The warmth and richness gives it a whole different look and the double bow on top with the twine is perfection!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I love all the warm distressing and pretty dps, and the "hanging" branch is fab!

Rea said...

Beautiful, love the vintage feel, shading, and cute twine bow. This image is so pretty and versitile.

Julie Koerber said...

OOOOOOoooo! Love this earthy, grungy almost "Tim Holtz" feel! You have really helped those berries to take center stage... and do it with style! Lovely creation!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Good golly that's gorgeous Tosh! I love the kraft with the inking... totally awesome effect! Gorgeous card!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Oh Tosha, I absolutely love this card. It is so stunning. Love the way you coloured and stained it, love the DP's and the pretty accents.

Linda Carson said...

This is absolutely stunning! Stunning, stunning, stunning!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful vintage vibe, Tosha. I love the red twine bow on your berries. :)

Makiko Jones said...

This is fabulous, Tosh! Love the warm colors and the use of the papers! The red twine is just perfect!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love this, Tosh! Your sponged background is just stunning!

Liz Williams said...

I love how you've used this stamp, Tosh. Love your choice of colors.

Sue D said...

Love the coloring!

Nancy said...

OH MY!!! What an absolutely Stunning card!!!

Kris B said...

Adore this card! Love the vintage feel! The craft and dark red look amazing together! This image is lovely! TFS

frommycraftroom said...

I like the way you coloured this. TFS.

Donna Phelan said...

Sooooooo pretty, love the sponging and colors that you chose! The colors are so rich and deep, great stamping and coloring!

Theresa said...

Your designs are so unique and creative. Love the combo of patterns and vintage coloring of the image. Love your "Style".

Mary Gillmarten said...

Hey Tosh, I really like this! Loverly!

guilinger2 said...

This card is a real standout!

Barbara said...

Oh, this is such an amazing card. I love what you have done with the colors and shading. I like them all, but this one....... special!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Vintage feeling and beautiful!

D- said...

LOVE your BEAUTIFUL card. Wonderful colors together. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

Janis said...

Love the antiqued look. Wonderful card!
<3 J

Mary-Anne V said...

wow very nice...the image on kraft and the berries coloured white makes such a great impression.

Bajalizzy said...

great card - love the grey enamel dot accent for the ribbon.

 
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