Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Flourishes Release Week Begins!

I have two fantastic sets to show you today for the April Releases at Flourishes

The first is a perfect set for those celebrating a very special accomplishment in their life.  Graduation!  It has some great elements that can stand alone or be used together to create a great card, or set of cards for those in your life.  It could also be used for back-to-school or teacher cards as well. 

I have a clean and simple design for you with the set, Hats Off to You


I actually started this card with the ribbon....I just love the stripe to this ribbon in the Flourishes Store.  I stamped one of the sentiments from the set "Hats off to you" in white Craft ink on Kraft cardstock.  On the main panel I stamped all the hats as if the whole class were throwing them up.  I added the sentiment around the main scalloped circle in a curve.  One of the best things about clear stamps is that you can curve them and see where you are stamping.  The piercing is with an Ecstacy template. 


Simple, but also easily re-creatable in case you have a lot of Congrat's cards to make, and you could easily use your own grad's colors. 

Around the Arbor

Now for the very beautiful set Around the Arbor, this set combines beautiful items in a garden that you'd want to relax in, along with some lovely sentiments.  I call this one Secret Garden.  :)


I started by coloring in the trellis and gorgeous vining roses with Copic markers (Daffodil Collection, Tiger Lily Collection, Evergreen Collection, Poppy Collection, and Flesh Tones).  I framed it with the Spellbinders Foliage Frame, and then took some pretty scalloped ribbon in Apple Green, and attached it behind the frame with Scor-Tape in a diagonal pattern like the trellis design. Here's another angle.


And a closeup, you can see some of the glittery touches I added with my Stardust pen ...


And there are so many other pretty parts to this set too!  Be sure to stop by my Design Team sisters to see their beautiful creations with these sets.

Want to win these great sets ???  Go to the Flourishes Blog to enter your name on today's post.  We'll be drawing for all the winners on Saturday there! 

21 comments:

Marisa said...

Fun colours and layout for the Grad card and I love the arbor and the way you have framed it. Great set of cards :D

Cindy Lawrence said...

Beautiful cards, Christine! Love the soft colors and wonderful layout of the first one, and that second one is just TO DIE FOR in every way! Gorgeous! :)

stampqueen said...

Love, Love, Love the arbor card - there goes my budget again!!!! Beautiful coloring!!

Lori Craig said...

Beautiful, Christine. Really drawn to the graduation card - though I don't think I need any this year. Loved the stamped images on that one. Gorgeous arbor, too!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Fabulous cards Christine, I can't believe it's already graduation time! Love the rose trellis, absolutely gorgeous!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH! These are GORGEOUS Christine!!! That arbor card is my fav...SO beautiful!!

ashjoy said...

Beautiful!

Julie Koerber said...

This is absolutley gorgeous! Love the color scheme and this fabulous layout!

Charlette Finley said...

Both your cards are just wonderful. The blue grad card so nice. And the garden arbor wonderful job on the coloring. TFS

cristinoel said...

I love your rose arbor card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine your grad card is wonderful! I like the colors and the little piercing down the side. Your secret garden is beautiful! Fun layout and I like the ribbon panelled bg. Beautiful.

Traci M said...

Oh my, I can see why you'd want to use that crisp striped ribbon as your start to the graduation card, and your arbor card is gorgeous, breathtaking!!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, that arbor is stunning! The diecuts and your coloring are amazing! I also love the soft blue on the grad card and the way you used the brads!

Makiko Jones said...

Christine, I love both of your cards...beautiful and elegant. You coloring on the arbor is absolutely stunning!!

Shirley said...

Great set of cards! the coloring and papers are just right!

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Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Such a fun grad card with all the blue!!That arbor card is stunning
the way you framed it!!
~Chris

leenda said...

Wonderful, wonderful!!

Francie G. said...

Wow! Christine, such beautiful creations! Fab graduation card so soft and pretty! The second card is just gorgeous! Amazing coloring!

Leslie Miller said...

Love your design for the grad card! Very creative use of the stamps with the sentiment in the background and the curved congratulations. Stunning arbor card! Looks JUST like a secret garden. I could walk right into it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Two more BEAUTIES!!! Awesome sneak peaks!!! Hugs ~S~

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful Christine! You always add such amazing detail to your creations!