Happy Tuesday! Didn't you just love Flourishes new Home for the Holidays stamp set that was revealed yesterday? Well, just wait until you see today's reveal! Gorgeous! Oh, what am I saying...every day this week there will be a new stamp set revealed, and there is no way I could choose a favorite among them. You'll just have to see them for yourself. ;)
Welcome to Day 2 of our fabulous September release week! Today both our Friends of Flourishes Team and our Design Team will be showcasing a wonderful new stamp set created by our beloved artist Marcella Hawley. Marcella has packed this beautiful 4x6 stamp set called "Holiday Topiaries" with an array of beautiful holiday decorated greenery and 3 seasonal sentiments to match their holiday vibe. This sweet holiday stamp set will surely make an appearance on your homemade cards, handmade gifts, tags and more this season! Don't forget...
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, so comment away!
- Allison Cope
- Broni Holcombe
- Cheryl Lea
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Deborah Anton
- Heather Jensen
- Jenny Gropp
- Julie Koerber
- Katie Sims
- Maki Jones
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker
- Kathy Roney, our September guest designer
Timeless Tuesday Challenge, my sweet friend, Katie, is our hostess, and she is challenging us to...
"Make a Good Impression"
So, incorporate dry embossing somewhere on your card or project. It could be an embossing folder, stencils, or even a household item for your embossing...just make sure you "Make a Good Impression!" (FTTC237).Flourishes Classic White Cardstock with a brick embossing folder and an embossing diffuser to keep the oval area unembossed for my image. Then, I stamped the conical topiary from the new Holiday Topiaries stamp set inside the oval with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored it with Copic markers and added tiny white hightlights on all the berries with Copic Opaque White and a toothpick. I cut an oval from a piece of copy paper, then used the negative die cut as a mask so I could sponge Antique Linen Distress Ink just inside the edges of it. The sentiment is stamped onto an oval cut with Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval Template Die, and sponged with Antique Linen, also. The holly leaves were cut with a Spellbinders die and the berries were punched with a 1/4" hole punch, then covered in Glossy Accents. After heavily distressing the edges of the white, embossed cs, I matted it with a Christmas dp, added a strip of glitter ribbon, then popped up the sentiment over it. Finally, I glued it to the Capers card base, which is from the Color Made Easy Evergreen Paper Collection.
On the inside, I used the same embossing folder for the background layer and cut the larger Victorian Oval die for the sentiment, which is from the Sentimental Christmas stamp set, and is stamped in Memento Olive Grove ink. I added a fancy rectangle die cut for personalization, and matted it with an oval cut from the same dp I used on the front of the card.
I hope I made a good impression. ;) And, I hope you'll play along and "Make a Good Impression, too! And, remember you don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here. But, wait...
DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?
If you would like a chance at winning all five of our soon-to-be released September sets:Thanks for stopping by, and have an "impressive" week!
- You can play in our Get in Shape Challenge. We will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY September 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
- All five of our September 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 five sets together in a bundle. This discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
- All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
- Come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday for the Winner's Circle where we'll announce all of our winners of this weeks' challenges!
I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Embossed