Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thanks a Bunch Zinnias

Welcome to day one of Flourishes June Sneak Peeks. We have some fun in store for you this release. A reminder about our Star Spangled challenge that gives you the chance to win our entire release. We have a Mystery Blogger for you today, one of the Design Team members is our mystery stop so make sure to comment on all the DT blog's for your chance to win the set of the DAY... Zinnias.


Today we are showing you Zinnias. Marcella sure can draw a flower oh my word. This is becoming one of my favorite flower sets. This first card is fairly simple using some scrap dp that I had in my stash. I used the new Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares for my framing. The Copic collections for the flower that I used are Robins Egg, a touch of Azure and Green Grass. Very simple but oh so pretty don't you think?
This is a gift that I made for a friend of mine. Inside is a fresh flower for her to plant outside in her flower garden. I used the Birdcage temlate from My Time Made Easy. The corner flower on the birdcage is the single flower in this set. However I stamped it out a few times and cut in layers to layer the flower up so its popped out. It really does look cool this way and I plan to make more layers like this.
For my card I used a fancy scalloped white ribbon and tied it off with a silver ribbon slider. I hope you enjoyed my sneaks today. Be sure to check out the DT creations:
Christine
Cindy
Julie
Leslie
Dawn
Danielle
Barbara
Sharon

Be sure to check out Flourishes Blog later today at noon central time for the challenge of the day and your chance at winning the entire release! Have a great day.

57 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

I'm just smitten with your first card in those pretty blues, and then your lovely set -- wow! What a nice way to present a gift. The birdcage is fabulous!

petra,s cards said...

ooohhhhooo what a loveley cards, and your collouring is just perfect,this new realese is gorgeous!!!!
xx petra

Passioknitgirl said...

I love the birdcage and accompanying card, but I kept having to go back to look at the blue zinnia card. It's so beautiful. I love the richness of it. Thanks for sharing.

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous cards! I really love the colors in your blue one!

Debbie said...

WOW!!!!! I am speechless and for me that is hard... Absolutley GORGEOUS cards and project

Hugs
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Oh oh, oh so lovely! That bird cage with a flower inside and on the side; that's brilliant! Your cards are stunning too. Love that you stamped and cut out the flower (must have taken awhile to cut out though). All of them are so pretty!
Beth Greco

Karen W said...

Beautiful card!! This new set is fantastic!

Cammie said...

Your projects are beautiful showcases for this wonderful new stamp set.

Mary Ann T said...

Hi. That blue zinnia is a direction I wouldn't have thought of going, but it's very eyecatching and I really like it.

Peachy Wessels said...

Beautiful cards and projects! I love your use of color and the layering on the flower - wow!

Dawn B. said...

Oh my gosh Stacy this is awesome. She is going to love love love this. I would have never thought to put a plant inside but what a perfect gift. Great job..

Debbie D. said...

Oh my goodness what lovely creations. Thank you so much for sharing.

Diane said...

Wow...what a lucky friend!!! Stunning set...love the colors your chose!!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What a beautiful color blue! I just love this image and can't wait to see what else is coming....!

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING Stacy!!~

dpkennedy said...

I love the blues on the first card...the delicate matting and pretty crochet ribbon is gorgeous! The bird cage is amazing! Love the flowers on it and the matching card-stunning!

Cindy said...

Wow, I'm sure your friend will LOVE this!

ecpiercy said...

Love the layers! Love the Zinnias!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, Stacy! Each of your creations is so beautiful. First, you wowed me with those blue zinnias - very striking! Then I saw the birdcage and its accompanying card, and I thought, "This is such a hallmark of Stacy's - 3D paper sculptures!" Thanks for sharing them with us.

Marcy said...

I just love the blues and how the card is done. You have done a beautiful job with this stamp.

Barb said...

Love both cards! The frame and rich colors on the first one are so beautiful and what a fabulous gift box. . .so creative to make it into the shape of a birdcage. . .just darling!

Alaine said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the blues and purples. Gorgeous!

Tanya said...

Amazing projects! Love the birdcage with the plant, how cool is that? You coloring is gorgeous as always! :D

Sewflake said...

So many sweet crations. I see you choose blue too. They are lovely.

Yvonne said...

All the projects are beautiful!

Rosemary said...

wow... incredible projects! love the simplicity of the first card!!

Donna said...

What lovely projects. That birdcage is very unique and the matching card is fantastic!

Kerri said...

WOW, girl!!! These are so GORGEOUS!!! I just love the images, and your coloring looks so beautiful! I am loving that fab birdcage too!

Makalah said...

Wow - you have extra treats for us! Love the single blossom with leaves tucked into the corner of the birdcage project, and the blue zinnias are my fav! super pretty!

Julie Koerber said...

Stacy, you've done it again... made a gorgeous creation that acts as a gift. I don't know how many hours in the day you have but gosh, can you share? HA!! These are all just stunners from the colors you picked to the way you colored up those beautiful flowers!

Tiffany said...

Those zinnias look fab on anything! Great projects@

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful designs!

Evette K. said...

WOW....you have me at the color blue with that card. Both cards use the Zinnia stamp with such stunning results. Fantastic job.

Rita Ansley said...

This card is perfect. I enjoy seeing other papercrafts that use the same stampes. This give me sone ideas.
Rita Ansley

Kathy Bradley said...

Stacy,
How pretty - blues are my favorite and your card is so pretty! And, what an awesome set you made.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Both of your cards have a very nice elegant feel to them, that first one is just gorgeous with those blues..just beautiful.

luvthatstampin said...

Great cards! An what a sweet gift idea for your friend. I'm sure she will feel so blessed to get that gift.

Angel said...

gorgeous! love that bird cage! your cards are stunning! and we move in next week! can't wait!

Marisa said...

Fabulously framed first card and that bird card is amazing!! Great showcase :)

Emily Keaton said...

What a fabulous pair of super creative projects, Stacy!! I love your choice of zinnia colors in both projects. Looks like you had fun--and it looks like this is a truly versatile set!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Jiminy Crickets girl! You totally sold this set to me....must have!! Stunning design and that birdcage is a WOW!

Theresa said...

Lovely cards....would not have thought of blue zinnias but is is beautiful!

ChristineCreations said...

Both projects are so gorgeous Stacy! Your coloring and the color combination on the first blue/green card is stunning, and the birdcage and card are just over the top gorgeous! Beautifully done with this set!

Ravengirl said...

Beautiful cards and I adore your birdcage! The zinnia accents are just perfect!

dinosaur said...

I really like the blue zinnia card. Nicely done!

Gailanne said...

The detail on the zinnias is nicely matched by that of the frame you've used.

Jacqueline Smith said...

What an outstanding beautiful card thanks for sharing with us.

Designing with Debbie said...

Two beautiful cards. The coloring is stunning. Great work thanks for sharing

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful artwork w/beautiful colors!

Grace said...

Oh Stacy you have me in love with this new release! Your first card is so gorgeous and one of my favorite color combos... the birdcage is simply AMAZING!!!! What a beautiful set with another great card but LOVE the fist one!!!! You totally rocked this release!!!!

creativearts said...

I love the zinnias done in teal colors! The other card is also lovely but really love the teals! I really love this new release.

stampqueen said...

Love both the cards and the birdcage - what great stuff!!!!
Wonderful coloring!!!

Barbara said...

Fabulous projects, Stacy!!

Heather said...

ooohhhh . . . love the blue! Everyone else has shown the flowers in yellow or red which have been beautiful, but I'm a blue girl and these zinnias look stunning in blue. Thanks for taking a different route.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful cards with a beautiful image! Love zinnias. My father always had a huge garden of them. I especially like the card with the vase full of them.

alicaz said...

oh wow! so stunning! The card is great and I love the zinnias on the cage - at first I thought it's a pre-made flower! Amazing!

Beth Miller said...

What a clever bird cage !!