Tuesday, September 10, 2013

FTTC237 Blue Topiaries


Welcome to Day 2 of our fabulous September release week! Today both of 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!
Holiday Topiaries

You know how the color blue is my favorite! Most of the time blue is the first color I go for when I create a card, go figure. hee hee I stamped the topiary onto Classic White card stock using a clear embossing powder. Dumped my silver embossing powder over the top and flicked off the excess and heat embossed the image until shiny.

Colored with Copic Collections:



 I matted a few layers with Color Made Easy True Blue collection onto Spellbinders Resplendent Rectangles.  Then added some white crochet lace trim and Color Made Easy Delft blue ribbon tied off with two blue bells and some silver cord. This fits perfectly into the Dirty Dozen Christmas challenge this month of Silver Bells! Voila!!!
Mystery-Blogger-Graphic
 
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!

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…
  • 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!
Our Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week is...
"Make a Good Impression" - 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)

37 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oooo, Stacy...I had to click on the pic to get a nice, close up view of this card. GORGEOUS! I love the silver embossing on the image, and all that blue looks fantastic. I'm not a "blue" person, myself (I lean more toward green), but this card might be a turning point for me! ;) Love it!

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Stacy! Love the beautiful image and the blue frame! Have a great day! Hugs

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card, love the new images!

D- said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE your beautiful blues. Blue is my fav. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Joyce Casaldi said...

The blue is stunning Stacy!

loulou said...

Fantastic card. I love this gorgeous blue.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely love this stunning blue card Stacy! You have showcased this great new image beautifully.

Silke Ledlow said...

Stacy, I love all this royal blue! Simply gorgeous!

Tracy said...

Oh Stacy, this is striking, love the colors and design.

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful card and I love that you chose blue. It's my favorite, too.

Tamara D said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the blue!

Vicky said...

What a great idea to use something other than red & green. This is a very elegant card.

TLady said...

HOW PRETTY STACY!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOVE THAT COLOR BLUE TOO!!!!!! AND I LOOOOOOOOVE TOPIARIES ALSO! :) Your card is WONDERFUL!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOVE all the Silver Embossing!!!!!!:)

Theresa said...

Love all the blues! A Beauty of a card!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Would never have picked those colors but wish I would have!

purusty said...

cant say its my favorite color but its a nice change from traditional

bensarmom said...

Stacy, this is just amazingly gorgeous! Love the attention to details that you have. The silver ep is outstanding!

Karen Letchworth said...

Gorgeous card, Stacy. Thanks for being part of this fun blog hop. I love Flourishes Stamps, and I'm enjoying seeing all these lovely samples using the new sets.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Petti said...

Lovely frame for the image. Pretty card!

Juliana said...

What a beautiful BLUE!!!!
Very rich and festive!!! The touch of silver is beautiful!!!!

Lovely card, Stacy!

Karen W said...

I love the blue, it's fantastic!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty in blue!

Mary-Anne V said...

wow how beautiful...love this shade of blue and the wonderful use of little bells.

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! What a stunning card!

Amy Marshall said...

I love the shape of the card and the silver ep, I never would have thought of that. Beautiful card.

Kris B said...

Gorgeous! Love the blue! Pretty die cut border! TFS

ChristineCreations said...

There is so much rich blue here that is just gorgeous Stacy. What a wonderful design! The silver embossing is really great too!

Nancee Purdum said...

So pretty! The blues are so gorgeous! :) Nancee

Linda Carson said...

Whoa! Love the rich blues and silver on this beauty! Beautiful shape choice also!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Awesome use of blue on a holiday card! I love the embossed image in silver - so festive! Gorgeous die cut and ribbon details ~ fabulous Stacy!

Donna Whitten said...

What a pretty shaped card! I love it.

Jan Garber said...

So pretty! These new topiary images are gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Oh Stacy, I just love the blues and silver together! Beautiful coloring and I just love that card shape! I didn't know blue was your favorite! :-) Blessings! Kathy

Heather said...

Ooooo . . . this is so fun in blue!! Gives a different feel than the traditional colors.

Makiko Jones said...

This is gorgeous, Stacy! I always love Blue Christmas and this is just perfect! I want a topiary just like this IRL, lol.

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful blue framed card and silver embossed image. :)

Deborah Anton said...

What a fun non traditional card Stacy! Love all the blue!