Timeless Tuesday #253: Get In Shape With a New Release!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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.

INTRODUCING....

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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.
The inside sentiment is from the Flowers for Jan stamp set, also. Because I like to be able to stand my cards up, I trimmed a little bit off the bottom of the back panel of the card. This keeps it from rocking or tilting, even though it is only balancing on a small point on the front of the card.

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….

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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.
So, get hopping, and "get in shape!" 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.

~Hugs,

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51 comments :

Katie Sims said...

You know I love this, right? An awesome card for the release and challenge...you really know how to get in shape, dont ya? You are amazing, gf! :)

Frances Krug said...

Love the bright pink and card shape. the coloring on the flower and the bow add that extra punch.

Janis said...

Lovely card and such an elegant shape! Beautiful!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Karen W said...

Very pretty and your flower is beautiful!!

jonim52 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Cammie said...

Stunning and elegant!

loulou said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. I love your delicate pink peonies the great shape die you have chosen and the embossed backing peaking through. That sentiment is so lovely too.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Absolutely stunning! I have been wanting a Peony stamp for quite awhile, and I'm thrilled to see this. Love that gorgeous die and your beautiful coloring!

Betty Benton said...

Very fancy! This peony stamp is just gorgeous!

Maria A. said...

WOW!! I love colors of this gorgeous card, your coloring of the Peony is stunning. The polka dot embossing peeking through the die cuts is a very sweet detail.

TLady said...

You are the third blog I've been to in this hop Cheryl & I can ALREADY SEE that EVERYONE LOOOOOOOOOOOOVES this set!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A GORGEOUS CREATION!!!!!!!!!!!! :) It's something that COULD BE displayed ALL YEAR LONG!!!!!!! It's ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS & OH SO VINTAGE LOOKING!!!!!!:) WONDERFUL JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Donna Phelan said...

What a gorgeous shape and your peonies are so beautiful! Such lovely soft tones! FAB!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, your shaped card is super gorgeous! I love the dies you chose and your peony is colored beautifully!!! Fabulous job!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous shaped card Cheryl! Love the way you framed that beautiful new image.

Lynne said...

Wow! And a great tip to cut a flat spot on the back Love making shaped cards, especially with Flourishes flowers.

Kathi said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous shaped card! Love the soft coloring of the Peony and the subtle shading as well as the silver accents!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Terrific card, beautifully coloured. Love the peonie.

Judy Woodland said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love the soft, feminine colors - Stunning!!!

Julie Koerber said...

Wow.... this is a stunner! Love the shape you chose and how regal this card looks! It's a beauty!

Conniecrafter said...

Such a great, elegant shaped card, and your coloring of the flowers are just lovely, very sweet!

Maria said...

Oh, my! So elegant and very pretty! The flower colored is just gorgeous! Love the touches of glitter, too!

pgc said...

Very Pretty.

Cynthia said...

Peonies are one of my Favorites! Your shaped design is so elegant, Cheryl.

Nana Griffin said...

Very elegant with the shape used!

Becky said...

This is beautiful. I don't think I have seen that shape before but it is gorgeous. Love the rose colors .

Marsha J Reed said...

Very pretty card. Love peonies as did my mother.

ChristineCreations said...

Cheryl this is so stunning! I love the shape! It gives it such a regal touch. Gorgeous colouring on the peonies too!

JoAnn said...

Wow! This is one gorgeous card!

Barbara said...

Beautifully colored peony and love the sentiment inside. Lovely dies too. Love this stamp.

905lovestostamp said...

Cheryl, gorgeous flowers and they are colored to perfection, lovely!!! Your ribbon looks like floral petals, and I like the bit of twine on top too. GREAT choice of shape--what talent!!! :)

Best wishes, Joanne

polycrafty said...

What a gorgeous frame treatment! I love that shape!

Barbara said...

OMgosh! This just takes my breath away. The unusual shape and the coloring is perfect.

Heather Jensen said...

Oh so pretty, Cheryl. I love the ornate framed card and pretty pink color palette. :)

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the pink peony's!

loyaz said...

So pretty in the soft pinks - love it

loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Liz Williams said...

I think this is going to be a "must have" set for me. I love this beautiful peony! Your card is so unique and beautiful.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous shape and I like the soft coloring.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the framed shape so very elegant. Love it all Cheryl.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE the shape and your beautifully colored flowers!! WOW!

Rosy Newlun said...

I love those layers! How beautiful this is ♥

Allison Cope said...

Oh my Cheryl! It's truly beautiful! I love the ornate shape you chose - it feels just right with such a lacy bloom to put on the front! Your colouring is divine! A wonderful shape card this week!

Leslie Miller said...

Holy wow, that is some beauty, Cheryl! Gorgeous flower and the shape you chose is stunning! This sentiment would be nice for a sympathy card. I need this set. Thank you for showcasing it so beautifully!

Diane said...

Wow!!! What a stunner!!! beautiful shape...I am loving this new set!!

D- said...

Your card is gorgeous. You have inspired me to give a shape card a try.
Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Glenda Brooks said...

Oh my goodness; this is stunning!

Theresa said...

Gorgeous card...love your colors!

Graciellie CH said...

Too lovely!

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Iris said...

Lovely card - beautiful coloring and I love the ribbon, button and twine and the sparkle.
isoscia at aol dot com

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS card...love this shape and design!

Sue Lelli said...

OMG! Fab shape with that frame and Love the colors! Your flower is just GORGEOUS!

Deborah Anton said...

Stunning card Cheryl! Love all the purply/pink hues and the die is a perfect background for it!