Timeless Tuesday #228: Seeing Clearly & It's Reveal Week!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Welcome to Day 1 of the Flourishes July Reveal Week!  Yeehaw!  Are you as excited as I am about seeing what Flourishes has to offer this month?!  We are simply giddy about introducing our first of FOUR new stamp sets this month.  Don't forget, you'll have many instances to WIN some of our new stamp sets for your very own! And this, our first new stamp set....


...are as though they are fresh clipped from the garden.  These breathtaking Dahlias would be a prize on any card or creation. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this 4 by 6" set features two gorgeous main images plus five all occasion sentiments, perfect for all kinds of creations.

AND...here's one way to win this gorgeous new stamp set for your collection...


You need to find out who today's Mystery Blogger is!  Hidden among the Design Team is one Designer who has this set to give away. Comment on that blog and you could win today's beautiful Dahlias stamp set!

Now...on to our challenge...

This week our hostess is the super talented Deborah, and her challenge is Seeing Clearly.  You just need to create a project or card that incorporates acetate. It could be a card base, embellishment, layer, etc. For my project, I made a magic card. You can find the tutorial I used on the SplitcoastStampers site.
This is what the card looks like closed. I just LOVE the new Dahlia stamp set! Even uncolored, this image is beautiful.

Before making this card, I had never seen the "magic" actually work in a magic card. And, even though I made this card, and I know exactly how the magic works, it is still amazing to see. I added the two little tabs on the top and bottom on the right side of the card to keep the acetate from shifting too much over the colored image.

Ta Da! It's magic! ;) Isn't that just the coolest!!!  As pretty as the Dahlia was uncolored, it's stunning with color. And, it was so easy to color with Copics, I ended up coloring three of them (so you'll see it again in later projects). I used my Copic airbursh to color the blue background. 


The magic is all happening on the front of a top-fold card, so there is also a sentiment on the inside. And, the little dahlia in the vase is a portion of the second image in the Dahlia set. 

Today we have both our Flourishes Finest Design Team AND our Friends of Flourishes Team sharing their "Seeing Clearly" inspirations with you!  Take a moment and leave some love on all of our designers' blogs for your chance to win this gorgeous new stamp set.

You are definitely going to want this set!!! Here's how to play along for a chance to win it:

CHALLENGE RULES

HOW TO PLAY: Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN!  Here’s how you can win…
  • Create a new card or paper-crafted project fitting the challenge.  Flourishes stamps are not required, but if you’ve got them, why not use them?
  • Why not use Flourishes stamps on your creation?!? You will receive two ballots towards our weekly prize if you use our stamps!  Hooray!
  • Include a link back to this challenge in your blog post or gallery upload.
  • Please ensure that you read the challenge specifics carefully.  Please clarify in your blog post, how your creation specifically meets our challenge.
  • If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FTTC228.
  • One random winner will be picked from all of the entries to win the ENTIRE July release!!!
  • Deadline to enter is next Monday at 6:00 p.m. EST.
Thanks for stopping by today and we look forward to seeing what you create!  
Have fun hopping along and good luck!

~Hugs,
 
Supplies:

Plus these Copics: C2, RV63, YG00, BG10
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47 comments :

Rosy Newlun said...

Shiver me timbers...how'd she do that? Colored, uncolored - yes! Beautiful dahlias. I'll have to look this technique up while I'm scratching my head :D

frommycraftroom said...

What a cool card. Beautiful. I'll have to check this out. Thank you.

Kate said...

What a clever card. I love what you did with this!

Karen W said...

Wow this is so cool. What a wonderful idea and beautifully done. I can't wait to get this stamp set, I love it!

jonim52 said...

Love your card, and the new set looks amazing!

Kathi said...

What a cool card! I've never seen this technique before, it is just awesome! You have really done a stunning job with it!

Theresa said...

What a magical card...Beautiful!!

Jessi Fogan said...

!!!!!!
Seriously! I don't have words. Just so incredible, Cheryl!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Very cool! Great card Cheryl, love the way you coloured this beautiful new image.

Lynne said...

Nifty construction. Love the explosion of color when you pull the hidden card.

Marsha Reed said...

Gorgeous card! I agree that the flower is beautiful colored or uncolored. I've not seen a hidden card before. Love it!

Katie Sims said...

Cheryl, you really knocked this one out of the park! Love, love, love this awesome card design....you are going to have to show me how you did that!! And, your coloring...mercy, it is gorgeous!! You made those Dahlias come to life!! :)

Anonymous said...

Your card is stunning gorgeous. Mary L Schreiber

Heather Jensen said...

That is awesome! Love your magic card! I have never seen that before. The image looks so pretty on the blue paper. :)

Jean Bullock said...

How pretty! Very effective use of the acetate. Sometimes I like just the stamped outlines too. We can get distracted by the pretty colors and not noticed the beautiful line work.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh my goodness... this is so stinkin cool! I love the black and white hiding the color version. I need to try this magic technique, beautiful card Cheryl.

Petti said...

what a great sliding card!

Nana Griffin said...

A great idea! Lovely.

Anonymous said...

Sharon c WOW ! What can I say but "How did you do that?" Great card!

Pati said...

Very cool!! Lovely card!

Tamara D said...

Love this card! You do fabulous work!!!

Kris B said...

Your card is amazing! Beautiful and magical! TFS

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!Beautifully done!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, that is just too cool, very pretty decorating the inside also!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

That really does look like magic and I can't for the life of me figure out how it works, so I guess I'll have to go check out that tutorial. WOW, this is utterly gorgeous. Beautiful coloring and design. I just love Flourishes' florals!

Diane said...

Very cool magic card....what a pretty and elegant card!!

ScrappySandie said...

Wow! What an amazing card...I still haven't figured it out! Love the vintage look and your coloring is fantastic!
Sandie L

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Love those magic cards! This one is really special.....I have always done them cutsie for children. I love your paper choices and color combo. Such an elegant card, Cheryl.

Belinda said...

Beautiful card!

Margaret said...

How'd you do that????? It's great! I've never seen that technique before. Is there a tutorial somewhere?

Scrappy Scatty said...

popped across to see your magic card too its fab xx

Juliana said...

I haven't seen this technique in YEARS!! And I have never seen it this beautifully done!
Not only is your dahlia colored so very very beautifully, but the entire card is lovely!

Julie said...

Whoa that was amazing ! Great job!

TLady said...

HOW TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE MECHANICAL CARDS & YOU'VE MADE IT IN PERFECT COLORS THAT MAKE IT SEEM VINTAGE, FROM THE ERA MECHANICAL CARDS WERE POPULAR!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!:)

Heather said...

How fun!!! And beautiful. I've never actually tried the "magic" card trick, but it does give such a cool touch. I love your elegant die and that damask paper.

loulou said...

Your card definitely is magic. Love the gorgeous rich colours you used.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the frame you created! This card is just BEAUTIFUL, Cheryl!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - wonderfully colored!!!

Sue D said...

Wow--fantastic!!

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS!!! This is so cool...love this idea!!!

Rea said...

Lovely card and creative use of that gorgeous stamp.

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow I love how the image changed colour...I admire your ability to do this since I do not have the patience.

Ravengirl said...

That is amazing! So clever!

Debbie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Cheryl!! I've seen magic cards on blogs and thought they are great! Someday I'll try one. Yours is amazing!!!

Carmen Mitchell said...

Looks great I will have to go and take a look at that template I have had clear cards for ages and don't know what to do with them guess it is time to learn!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Good golly Cheryl! This is brilliant!!! Totally love your magic card! Gotta try this technique again soon - your card is stunning!