Flourishes 2013 FLIP: Happy Thoughts!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hello all! This is an exciting day for Flourishes -- it's the first day folks can shop and qualify for the next fun-filled, money saving club we call.....


Otherwise known as the Flourishes Loyalty Incentive Program! How do you become a member? Starting TODAY, the next time you go shopping in the Flourishes online boutique and spend $100 on a single purchase (not including taxes or shipping), you will receive this beautiful stamp set called Happy Thoughts! It was penned by artist Sam Pickard and the fabulous sentiments were the creative genius of Dina Kowal! Keep in mind, you can't purchase this set -- the only way you can get your hands on this lovely floral spray of Hydrangeas and these beautifully scripted sentiments is to become a FLIP member!
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 AND.... that beautiful stamp set is only just the beginning! When you become a FLIP member, it's your pass to BIG SAVINGS!


On the first of every month, for one day only, we’ll have a sale you will FLIP over! ONLY members are able to cash in on this sale: 15% off nearly everything in the store! (Sale does not apply to gift certificates, Silhouette Cameo Machines or Copic Markers). A day or two before the sale, you’ll receive an email with a special “members only” coupon code to use on the first of the month. Just insert this code in the coupon code box at the time of check out, hit “apply” and 15% will automatically be taken off your entire order! This promotion expires July 31st, 2014. Customers receive benefits only from the time they qualify. So, unfortunately, you can’t make up for lost time. One more reason why you should become a FLIP member soon! Now it wouldn't be fair if we showed you this gorgeous set and didn't show you amazing samples thanks to our team of fabulous designers! Hop on over and see what these ever-so-talented ladies created using this exclusive set!

Here's my sample:

I used the hydrangea spray stamp on a Twisted Circular Easel Card. The image is perfect for a little watercoloring!

I stamped the image onto watercolor paper, then colored it with Copics. For a watercolor effect I just grabbed a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a BrushStix foam brush and went to work. I cut the shapes with Spellbinders dies, edged the image circle with Stickles, and used a Pearl Pen on the outer edge of the front of the card. A small grouping of flowers on the inside worked well as a stopper for the card front. The sentiment is from the same set. Happy Thoughts is the perfect name for this set because all the sentiments really are Happy Thoughts, aren't they! :D
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As I was adding the alcohol to the image, I noticed that the back of the paper was starting to look interesting, and I thought you might like to see how it looked. I almost used the "flip" side of the image for this card, but then you wouldn't have seen the beautiful details in the stamp. But, I'm definitely going to try this again in the future. ;) And, speaking of the future, you can check back here next Tuesday to see this same stamp on another card, but with a different look! The Happy Thoughts stamp set is going into my stack of favorite stamps, for sure! I love it!

Remember, the only way to get your hands on this beautiful new set called Happy Thoughts is to become a FLIP member. When you qualify, this stamp set is our gift to you! Coming soon, we'll be adding a Silhouette Cut File to the store, just for this set! Fun stuff!

Thanks for stopping by, and have Happy Thoughts today!

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

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Maria said...

Gorgeous circular card with beautiful coloring technique! Love all the pretty colors for the hydrangea spray!

Cheryl said...

Great technique Cheryl, it really turned out amazing...and just like a watercolor painting...awesome!

Allison Cope said...

What a cool technique Cheryl! Lovin' the style of card you created - so have to try that one! Another AMAZING card creation girl!

ChristineCreations said...

What a totally cool effect Cheryl! Beautiful design!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my gosh, what an incredibly cool effect Cheryl! I see a tutorial coming! LOL! What a beauty of a card!

Leslie Miller said...

Love the look of this gorgeous card! Very interesting to use alcohol to get a watercolor effect with your Copics. I read a tutorial once about watercoloring regular inks with alcohol, too. Always mean to try that. Thanks for the reminder. Your image turned out just beautiful -- even on the backside! Sort of a Monet look.

Deborah Anton said...

This is so stunning Cheryl! I love this technique you did and the backside would have been just as beautiful!

Heather Jensen said...

This is stunning, Cheryl! I love watercolor look you got from using alcohol and the purple hues are beautiful. :)

Donna S said...

Beautiful card.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow your coloring just turned out stunning, such a gorgeous effect and your highlighting just tops it all off, Lovely!

Stacy Morgan said...

This is so cool, have yet to try these folded easels... awesome design.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Cheryl, so pretty and feminine.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx