Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Iris Thank You

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!
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I adore making shaped cards as some of you know so this challenge was awesome! Now I did do a little different with this one than normal and I am not sure I am all for it yet? Usually I use the full die as the framed shape and add card stock to the back. Well this time the die was layed down above the fold and cut just to spice it up a bit. ha!  My Iris from Flowers for Jan is stamped onto Classic White card stock using Memento tuxedo black ink.

Colored with Copic Collections:





My image panel is layered onto Color Made Easy Crocus card stock and Sunflower for another base layer. The thank you sentiment is from Botanical Bookplates Vol 2 stamp set that is punched out with a circle punch. Before I added my image panel layer to the base I added a double layer of the white cotton crochet lace trim and a center layer of the Color Made Easy Sunflower Antique Gold ribbon tied into a bow with a wooden button and some jute twine. The sparkly corner accents are a fun embelishment that I actually dusted off at the first of the year called Candi Voila! 
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.

53 comments:

Janis said...

Gorgeous and with such a delicate die-cut frame. Looks too fragile to even dare touch. I'll just have to look at it. :)
<3 J

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Karen W said...

Very pretty and gorgeous coloring!! I can't wait to get this set!!!

Cammie said...

A gorgeous glimpse of spring on a frigid morning.

loulou said...

Beautiful card. Fantastic colouring of those gorgeous irises and the touch of yellow really makes the card pop.

Sharyn Polesel said...

I love the way you have colored this beautiful Iris stamp....absolutely gorgeous!

Betty Benton said...

Your colors are just beautiful -- we all need a little "springtime" about now!

Katie Sims said...

I am loving the shape of that beautiful card....the top mimics the shape of the iris....you are one smart cookie! And speaking of that iris...your coloring looks amazing! Beautifully done, Stacy! :)

TLady said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE what you've done with this Stacy!!!!!!:) TOTALLY FUN!!! :) AND YOUR COLORING IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! LOVE the SPARKLE TOO!!! :) AND the way you randomly stamped IRIS on the background of the image!!! I had to get a close up to see what you had done! PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!:)

Donna Phelan said...

FANTASTIC! Your touches of yellows really set off the Iris....beautiful dies too!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Beautiful card, Stacy!! Love the colors, so yummy!!!! Fabulous job!!! HUGS!!!!

Lynne said...

This whole card is so lacy and lovely. Your coloring is outstanding

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful Stacy! Love those purple irises and I love the way you stamped the word Iris over your background. Fab new stamp set.

Judy Woodland said...

Your colors are just stunning here! Love the shape of your card - thanks for the great inspiration!!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Beautifully coloured. The irises look real enough to be able to spell the scent. Love the frame, so clever.

Kathi said...

Wow, this is so elegant and delicate looking! Your coloring is just beautiful and I love the pop of yellow!

Marisa said...

Beautifully framed and coloured iris :)

pgc said...

makes me think of spring!

Maria said...

Gorgeous color with those pretty flowers! Such a sweet decorative card...love it!

Cynthia said...

Stunning shaped card, Stacy. Great color combo and beautiful coloring of the iris.

Becky said...

Such beautiful coloring on this card, Stacy. And I love the shape you have used for the base. Can't wait to get this new set.

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely coloring and a beautiful die used.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous colors and coloring, Stacy! I love how you shaped the card with the die too! Blessings! Kathy

Kathy said...

Gorgeous colors and coloring, Stacy! I love how you shaped the card with the die too! Blessings! Kathy

Kathy said...

Gorgeous colors and coloring, Stacy! I love how you shaped the card with the die too! Blessings! Kathy

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors.

Barbara said...

Stacy, your card is gorgeous and that Iris absolutely beautifully colored. What a pleasure being here, thank you for the inspiration.

Barbara said...

I like the use of purple on the frame and then leaving the image on the white. Very nice job on this card.

ChristineCreations said...

I think the shape looks really cool Stacy! Beautiful use of the purple. I have irises that look really similar to this :)

Theresa said...

Love how you framed the flower with the great die cuts. Beautiful!!! Must have this stamp set.

Heather Jensen said...

What an elegant shaped card! Love the purple color palette and splash of yellow in the ribbon. :)

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!! Love the frame and the purple colors!!

polycrafty said...

Gorgeous colors! They remind me of the irises at my childhood house.

Barbara said...

Stacy, your bearded iris card is so sweet and very pretty. Love the "iris" stamped background and your brilliant iris focal image which is beautifully colored. You do have a way with a Copic marker. And by the way, I really love it that you show us exactly the color of the markers you used. That's so helpful. Sweet little thank you sentiment too. This is a wonderful new stamp set. I am looking forward to it.

loyaz said...

Great choice of frame to set off this beautiful creation.

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loyaz said...

Love the die and what a great coloring job

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Liz Williams said...

Flourishes Design team is just one of the best teams out there. How great that all of you who used the iris stamped did it in different colors. I am so loving this set.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous--I like the die you used and your coloring.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your Irises look so real Stace!! Oh my! I LOVE the colors and the touch of sparkle that you added! WOW!!

wei said...

lovely colouring of the sweet image and great details!!!

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers... it's stunning Stacy! I love how you used your die cut for your card base! Your irises are incredibly life like too - WOW! Stunning card creation!

Leslie Miller said...

I just knew you'd do something beautiful with this set! I don't know if I'll have time to visit everyone, but I'm so glad I stopped by here. This is mouth watering, Stacy! Loving the glitter, too!

Diane said...

Beautiful...the Iris in one of my favorite flowers...I love your gorgeous Iris....I think I am going to have to "own" this set!!

D- said...

your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Does that purple frame topside ever pick up on the iris; leaf shape! What an eyecatcher. Way to go, girl!
Of course, the iris from Flowers for Jan is a giggling site this time of year tickling away the fuss of dressing warm for the great out of doors. Thanks for the reminder, spring cometh.
Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatydc.

Graciellie CH said...

Very nice...

Iris said...

Lovely card - beautiful coloring and I love the lacy frame and the wooden button.
isoscia at aol dot com

Rosy Newlun said...

Purple, pink and a touch of yellow - all summery, warm weather, feminine feeling florls. I love this!!!!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card and coloring! Have a Blessed day!

Silke Ledlow said...

Your shaped card is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Julie Koerber said...

GASP! Your coloring on this one Stacy is out of this world!! Beautiful card!!!

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful Stacy!! I love the colors and you colored in the iris perfectly!!

Greta said...

Oh wow--gorgeous, elegant card!

Cheryl said...

This is SO beautiful, Stacy! I love the rich jewel tones, and the bg you made with the Iris text looks fantastic. I personally like the way the card base looks folded down. The shape kind of mimics the shape of the flowers.