Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Guiding Light & Antique Map


Oh what a fantastic few days ahead we have for you!  Seriously, I'm just giddy!  I truly think that this May Release at Flourishes is one you're going to be drooling over.  Today's two sets are just so beautiful!  A gorgeous background and a stunning masculine set.  I have such a thing for nautical images too.  And these are beautifully drawn by Lauren Pope.   I actually made 3 cards with these sets, but I'm only going show you two today.  The other one I'll save for the release party :) 


Isn't this a fabulous manly set?  It's called A Guiding Light And the sentiments are SO meaningful.  I stamped the clipper ship on Kraft and colored with copic markers, then I added white prismacolor pencil to the sails to make them shimmer crisp white and to add foam to the waves.  I love how that turned out!

Part of this set is a fantastic sailors knot as well and I embossed it over my *waves*.  I added twine wrapped around and some linen stitches to keep it very masculine. 


I've roughed up the edges and added the very lovely masculine tones from the 7 Gypsies - Gypsy Market pack of designer paper. 

Next I have a collage-feel card that showcases the Antique Map set. 

I embossed the map on the Prism Iced Teal cardstock and then bleached out areas of the map.  Then came back and added sponged in Craft ink so it would take on the tones of this perfect piece of Webster's Pages paper (isn't it cool how even the compass matches on the DP?).  I also took the compass from the stamp set, stamped it again on Chocolate Chip and embossed it and cut it out as part of the focal piece, bleaching it again  - it takes on the perfect yellow tones.  Isn't this sentiment amazing too?  It's from the Guiding Light set.  Below you can see the shimmer of the embossing. 


Would you like to win this set and background stamp? Simply leave us a comment on this post and you might walk away with these two new beauties! We'll announce all the daily winners in our Winner's Circle here on the Flourishes Blog this Saturday at 12 PM CST.

WHAT'S NEW THIS WEEK!

  • You might notice that with each set, there's a link to the Flourishes store. Starting today, all of our new release sets will be available for pre-order!! You won't get to see the FULL set until Friday, but if you like what you see from our design team samples, and don't want to wait to get your hands on these new offerings, you can be the first to order! Just click HERE to visit our store home page to see all the pre-order sets.
  • The New Release Bundle is also making a comeback! From now through Friday, May 21st, when you purchase all four of our new sets, you'll be able to get them in a bundle for 10% off! Click HERE to check out this great deal!
  • Our POWER HOUR Release Party is also being switched up a bit! Join us THURSDAY, MAY 13th at 9 PM Central Standard Time as we not only take off the lid on all of our sets, but showcase cards and projects you've never seen before! All the chat, games and giveaways will wrap in 60 minutes when all the stamp sets we've been sneak peeking go live in the Flourishes Store! You can join the party HERE in the SCS Flourishes Forum!
  • If you still want a chance to win all four of our new stamp sets, please click HERE to check out our Release Week Make It Manly Challenge!

So, be sure to set sail and see what our fabulous design team created....

Cindy Lawrence, Danielle Kennedy, Dawn Burnworth, Julie Koerber, Laura Fredrickson, Leslie Miller, Stacy Morgan

Recipe:  Giving My Life Direction:  Stamps:  Flourishes - Guiding Light;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, White Craft Ink;  Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, 7 Gypsies - Gypsy Market DSP; Accessories:  Copic Markers - Spruce Collection, Flesh Tones Two Collection, Prismacolor Pencils, Hemp, Linen Thread, Corner Rounder, Piercer, Dotted Wavy Border Punch, White Embossing Powder, Octagonal Nestabilities, Big Shot, Dimensionals

Guiding Light:  Stamps:  Flourishes -  Guiding Light, Antique Map;  Ink:  VersaMark, Chocolate Chip;  Paper:  Prism Iced Teal, Frosted Yellow, Webster's Pages - Triple Pack:  Seaside, Garden Gala, Nature's Storybook, Chocolate Chip;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 13 Nestabilities, Dotted Wavy Border Punch, Antique Brads, Wide Striped Grosgrain, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, Bleach, Dimensionals.

29 comments:

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE what you've done with the first card, Christine!! The waves you created and the rounded corner along with the twine and "x's". Fabulous card! The second one is nice too, but the first one is stunning.

Melody said...

Great card! I love your coloring and the colors you used. Very masculine. I love how you used the border punch.

Dawn B. said...

I really like how you embossed the map..That looks so neat. These are great cards Christine..

Anonymous said...

Wow these cards are stunning! I'm really loving this set!! I especially like the x's you added to the side. What a perfect masculine embellishment!
Beth Greco

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Totally STUNNING!!! Love both of these....especially the pop of that red striped ribbon on the second one. I have that ribbon and I'm going to have to keep that in mind for my next beachy card!

Emily Keaton said...

What great cards you've made with these two new sets, Christine! I just love what I'm seeing :)

Julie Koerber said...

Both are absolutely beautiful Christine! I love how you bleached the map on the second card -- way cool! It got me thinking about all the things you could do with that one! Fabulous inspiration my friend!

ashjoy said...

That ship is just amazing. Beautiful cards!

Lynda said...

Wonderful masculine set! Your creations are marvelous, Christine.

Beate said...

Beautiful cards Christine! Love the masculine feel of the first card. Love the waves, the coloring, everything!
Hugs and smiles

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

These are beautiful! The splashing waves and the white sail are perfect! I like the springy colors of your second card. I agree this months sets are awesome!

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the masculine feel of this new stamp set!

dclouser said...

Amazing cards! Absolutely love these images and the way you showcased them!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow these cards are beautiful
the card above I like the most
very beautiful stamps
like how you finished of
great card

karin

Yogi said...

wonderful cards. Looks like a great set

dpkennedy said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! I love the first one with the cross stitches and the waves! It's stunning!

leenda said...

WOW! Excellent artwork Christine!

Cassie_lu said...

both are outstanding and it was also great to see the set being used with some bright colors too

Anonymous said...

Finally, someone, Flourishes, is taking masculine cards seriously.
Beautiful work, Christine. Exemplary. Kudos to Flourishes.
Peace.
Becky Johnson
princes729@aol.com

Michele Boyer said...

These are truly fabulous, Christine! I was ohhh-ing and ahh-ing over the first before I realized there was a second just as stunning! Love them both!

Leslie Miller said...

These cards are both so very beautiful and inspiring, Christine. The first is enough to knock me over, but then there's the second card... I love the colors, the papers, the collage look, and just the whole wonderful and fresh nautical package!

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christine!!! I love this ship image and what you did with it! The background stamp is awesome too!!! Wowzers! Great cards!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What absolutely STUNNING cards, Christine!!! I soooo love the new stamps and your have created such gorgeous designs with them!!!! The ship is spectacular and I love the map image as the background!!! Beautiful colors and details, too!!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

These are both fantastic cards, Christine! Love the white pencil 'foam' and sails on the first, and the pop of red striped ribbon and embossed map on the second...FABULOUS!

Silke Ledlow said...

Love your take on this Set :) so so beautiful!!! Perfect manly man cards!!! Hugs ~S~

Rebecca said...

Guiding light is such a wonderful masculine set. My DH's family are all Cape Breton's and half of them are fishermen. This set would make some very awesome cards for them.

Rose Ann said...

Perfect masculine cards, Christine!! I always have such a tough time with them, and you make it look easy with these incredible creations!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

I love the way you added the pencil on the first and the soft "sea" colours make the second so perfect! Beautiful!

Sue D said...

Great cards! I like the x's you made on the first. This is great for masculine cards.