Hello all and welcome to a very special kick off to Flourishes' January Release! Not only are we ushering the new release in with a fun-filled Timeless Tuesday Challenge but we are showcasing a set designed to honor Flourishes' owner and founder.
Wisteria, Peonies and Bearded Iris -- all three of these flowers are favorites of Flourishes' founder and owner Jan Marie Caruso. Sentimentally illustrated by Marcella Hawley, these beautiful blooms honor the lady at the helm at Flourishes. Three breathtaking flowers paired with three beautifully scripted words and five accent words. This 4" by 6" set is sure to be one you reach for just to send creations to friends far and wide for any and all occasions!
For the first Timeless Tuesday Challenge of 2014, my good friend, Katie, is challenging us to "Get in Shape!" That is...get your card in shape! Whew! That's so much easier than getting ME in shape! ;-)
Isn't that peony a beauty? I stamped it on Classic White Cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, die cut it using the out-of-the-box technique, colored it with Copic markers, and did my shading with Prismacolor pencils. It is popped up on the card base with foam squares. The card base is from Flourishes Candy Pink Paper Collection (the Sweet Tart shade), and I cut it with the Spellbinders Gold Majesty Circles die, adding a sprinkling of Stickles for some subtle sparkle. I backed the base with white cardstock that I first dry embossed with a Swiss Dot embossing folder. To tone the white down just a little bit, I inked the embossing folder with Memento Angel Pink Ink before embossing, then afterward, I spritzed a silver Shimmer Spray over it. I made a seam binding and twine bow and topped it with a clear button.
Would you like to win this set along with the other two sets being released this month? All you need to do is play along with us!!! We have a special treat for you today -- two actually! First, in honor of Jan Marie and this very special set, Flourishes' Senior Design Team is joining along in this challenge to give you double the inspiration! As you hop around getting inspired on ways to "Get In Shape", 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.
- Allison Cope
- Cheryl Lea
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Deborah Anton
- Heather Jensen
- Jenny Gropp
- Julie Koerber
- Katie Sims
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker