Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Winter Berries

Hello all and welcome to day one of Flourishes sneak peeks for October! The clock is ticking to get those cards and creations done before the holidays hit. We're happy to report Flourishes has a handful of new sets guaranteed to help you shine this Christmas! Our first set is one that delivers an elegant flair!


Flourishes has taken the beautiful Cotoneaster plant and gave it a holiday flair with this new 4" by 6" set illustrated by Sam Pickard. The long and lean berry spray will add a dash of elegance and pop to all of your holiday cards and creations. We've paired this lovely image with six scripted sentiments crafted by the talented Dina Kowal.

A rather clean and simple card today using Winter Berries. I had these scraps of designer paper from Bo Bunny that just kept looking at me so I put them to use. Stamped my sentiment and leaves onto Classic White Card Stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Colored with Copic Collections:



I then die cut the panel using Tailor Made Classic Keyhole Die and sponged around the panel before I removed the die. Added some flourished pearls and a wooden button jute twine bow to finish it off. Voila!

The Design Team created some wonderful creations showing off these beautiful winter berries. While you're hopping and looking at their cards, don't forget to try to figure out....

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 of winning.

Do you want to win Flourishes' October Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released October sets…you can play in our Christmas with a Twist Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY October 11th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our October 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 three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through October 18th, so you have to act fast! 
  • Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release. 
  • And, don't forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, October 12th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!

Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we share a set that will have you longing for those days when the snow starts to fly!


39 comments:

aileen (mum) said...

Love the layout, looks great.

Kate said...

Gorgeous card and I am really looking forward to seeing the whole set.

Barbara said...

I love how you've used this new stamp. What a pretty and creative card and love the fact that you were able to use these gorgeous scraps of paper so creatively. Beautifully embellished and designed.

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Great way to use up your scraps, love the banner strips. A very festive card. Can't wait to get this set.

loulou said...

Great CAS design. I love how you have framed the sentiment with the leaves and berries.

Cammie said...

Stacy, what a gorgeous showcase for this new stamp set-an absolutely stunning design!

Diane said...

Beautifully done, very unique and different and I LOVE it!!

Joan V said...

Oooooh, Stacy, this is GORGEOUS. Clean and Simple is always good, and I love the pearl bling you added. Thanks for the inspiration.

Silke Ledlow said...

Stacy this is beautiful! Love how you showed off this sentiment!

Tracy said...

This is a fun and festive card!

jonim52 said...

Very pretty, love the image and the design of your card.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the strips of DP/washi paper? Great colors!!

Becky said...

Beautiful selection of papers you have used, Stacy. I like the smaller elements you used from the set too.

ChristineCreations said...

Love the strips of dp and I love how you used this die tipped like this! Awesome Stac!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, Stacy! I love the bright scraps against all that white, and what a cool way to use the Keyhole die cut!

Rea said...

So clever! Love how you used pieces of the image to frame the sentiment.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Totally lovin' your card today Stacy! I love the distressed sentiment and the layers of cool banner patterned papers! Love it's simple but rustic feel! Beautiful!

Julie Koerber said...

Love those strips of dp! They just pop and are such a beautiful accent to that gorgeous spray of berries that you colored up so nicely!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

So charming Stace!! Love how you highlighted the sweet little leaves and berries. Lovely!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Great card Stacy! Love how you have showcased this great sentiment with the pretty DP's and berry sprays.

Linda Carson said...

Excellent artwork! Love your take on this new set!

Heather Jensen said...

Love your long patterned flag banners, Stacy. The pearl bling adds a nice touch too. :)

Makiko Jones said...

This is such a lovely card! Love the design and detail you did. The sentiment panel is just perfect!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

What a beautifully simple cas card, Stacy! Your bright banners are gorgeous and accent the sentiment panel wonderfully.

Liz Williams said...

What a clever design and love how you worked those pearls into it.

Liz Williams said...

What a clever design and love how you worked those pearls into it.

Liz Williams said...

Stacy, this is a great design and love how you worked those pearls into it.

Sue D said...

Wonderful card design.

Nancy said...

Beautiful CAS card Stacy!!!

Kris B said...

Fantastic CAS card! Love it when I can find a use for scraps! This is beautiful! TFS

Sue from Oregon said...

Very classy Stacy!

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous card. TFS.

Theresa said...

Great creative use of scraps with this great stamp.

Donna Phelan said...

Your banners of DP really make this whole card POP! Love how you stamped the images around your sentiment on that die, very pretty!

guilinger2 said...

I really like the way you used the banners with the stamp, very cool!

Barbara said...

Using only part of this stamp worked out so well. The strips of paper just add to the total effect. Wonderful!

D- said...

Your card is wonderful. Great use of banners to accent your image. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
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Janis said...

Love this card so much!!! The bright holiday colors and the shading on the greeting BG are just perfect.
<3 J

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you used only part of the image...very creative.