Sunday, September 9, 2012

Trimmed with Love


Oh so excited to be welcoming you to our first day of FIVE days of New Release Peeks for Flourishes.  One wonderful surprise for you is that we're releaseing our Christmas sets earlier than we usually do!  You're going to see some spectacular sets in the next months to get you ready for all your Christmas cards, packages, and gift giving.  And...even better news with all these new sets coming out we'll have cut files available for the Silhouette, and .svg files available Friday as well.  

Do you love to decorate your tree each Christmas?  Our kids love when the decorations come out and then stories are told about the ornaments.  Each of  the little picture ornaments are pondered over from when they were adorably little, and all of it lovingly goes up on the tree.  Today's set Trimmed With Love celebrates the beauty of a Christmas tree decorated with love. 


How about some Vintage/Victorian style with this pretty set?  I stamped the tree with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock, and then coloured with Copic Markers.  I distressed the card (dp and main image) with some Ranger Distress in Spun Sugar, blending it with the Ink Blending Tool.   I've accented the design with some pretty Color Made Easy seam binding in a bow as well as adding some cream string loop trim.  Then of course, you can't go for a Vintage design without some gorgeous pink Scalloped Lace too.  


Do you see how I added a few ornaments to the tree?   I placed some pretty Kaiser pearls on the tree to tie it all together.  Here are the Copic Collections I used...



+ BG93, BG96, BG99

Now please join the rest of the Senior Design team to see their trees Trimmed with Love!
Details to Remember This week...



Amoung the Senior DT's Blogs you'll find one Talented Lady who's today's Mystery Blogger.  We don't know who it is!  But if you comment on her blog, you could be chosen to win today's set.  The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances!

You can be eligble to win the entire September Release of FIVE Christmas sets by participating in the Any Which Way Sketch Challenge.  Deadline is this Friday September 14th.  

Later this week on Wednesday and Thursday you also have a chance to win with the Noon-Time Challenges - check out the Flourishes Blog at Noon Central Time for an opportunity to win the sets of the day as well!

The good news? If you like what you see on our designers' blogs today, you can pre-order our Trimmed with Love set (along with the other four sets as well) and if you purchase all five sets, you can take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off all our new sets when you purchase it in the bundle.

Keep tuning in - we have a wonderful week in store for you! 

58 comments:

tina said...

What a wonderful victorian-themed Christmas tree.

Tina
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guilinger2 said...

This looks like it was a whole lot of fun to color, gorgeous!

KarinsArtScrap said...

a beautiful christmas card Christine.

greetings karin

lisa808 said...

Your card is so beautiful. It is a Christmas decoration in itself.

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh I'm so glad your release these early....getting ready to make those Xmas cards early this year....and this one is awesome....I love it....

kathy s said...

Christine this is a pretty card- love this tree stamp.

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card!

alicaz said...

Fabulous card! Love the non traditional color scheme and the lace too!

Anonymous said...

So pretty! The added pearls look so good! Love the pink accents and the pretty lace. Great inspiration.

Beth Greco

Sheri said...

I love the soft look of this. So pretty

michemilie said...

You really did a wonderful job! The colors are so different! I love coloring for the holidays!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How pretty! I almost expect to look out my window and see snow! : )

Swr4him said...

Love your emphasis with the pink! Great card.

Anne-Elise said...

So beautiful, Christine! Love your die cuts, the lace and the pretty tag with the bow!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Wow Christine! What a stunning card. Love all the beautiful soft colours you used - especially the pinks and blues! Yum!

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh yes I love the Vintage/Victorian style and this card is a beauty. I love the bow treatment. This tree looks so festive and colourful (your colouring is perfect) The ornament pearls are the best!

Wanda Cullen said...

What a gorgeous tree and am loving the extra pearl "ornaments" you added!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the vintage victorian look to your tree.

dpkennedy said...

Love the pink! Very vintage and beautiful!

Betty Benton said...

Your card and tree are beautiful! I love the "header" you made for your card -- great idea!

TLady said...

OH MY!!!!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!! You did a WONDERFUL JOB on this card Christine! :) GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOVE the soft pink around the edges too! The Victorian feel...! (sigh!) You're making me want Christmas Time! :)

TLady said...

Just wanted to say, WHAT A SUPER BLOG HOP!!!!!! THANKS Christine!!!! :)

Rosemary said...

wow...what a beautiful card!!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous victorian feel! Love it!

Ravengirl said...

How darling! I love the added pearls and how the moon and stars show up so prominently on your tree!

Colleen said...

Christine,
Love the vintage feel. This stamp is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card, Christine. The pink is elegant.

Anonymous said...

Christine,

I really like your card and the coloring is really pretty.

Peggy Lee

Anonymous said...

Hey Christine, what a camp experience you had...unforgettable~we're so thrilled for your trained and training sessions. Camp is the best summer experience which lasts all year through. Thank you for sharing pics and comments.
Did you ever put some coloring smarts into Flourishes' Christmas evergreen to shine on! That Victorian setting simply makes the gentle people look mature a notch or two! Thanks for your extra time to set up Copic colors under the image.
Fire whistle just went off here, again, we have burnt over ten per cent of the state's burned acres in this county since June 26! This fire is north of the highway from the 40K Acre fire two weeks ago. Lightning!6:30 this morning!
mt23stamperatyahoo Keep Looking UP!

Marlena M. said...

Lovely tree and card~the pearls are gorgeous Christine!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so cute!!! Love this tree and the colors you used and the addorable card design

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Mary L Schreiber

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty coloring of the tree and like the lace border and double bow, sweet touches!

Cheryl W said...

A beautiful image, beautifully colored.It has definitely helped me to start thinking about my own Christmas cards!

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love the label die that you have stamped it on...it looks great together!

debbie said...

Love this stamp set and your bright, pastel color combo!

Joan V said...

Ooh, so pretty. I love that special touch with the pearls. Love this image. Thanks for sharing.

Sewflake said...

How clever, love the addition of pearls to the tree. Looks lovely.

Moira said...

Beautiful design - thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

Heather Jensen said...

WOW Christine. I am totally lovin' all the pink. Your bow is stunning. :)

Hugs~

Patti P. said...

I love that you did a vintage theme with this gorgeous tree, the touches of pink are so beautiful. I am already in a Christmas frame of mind and this is just fabulous!!

Alaine said...

Love the pink and blue theme you chose for the ornaments. Very pretty card.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty in pinks and yellows Christine. Your tree looks wonderful!

Teresa Case said...

So lovely, with a vintage feel. Great card.

loulou said...

This is so beautiful. I love your colours and the lace gives it such a lovely vintage feel. cheers Linda

Brenda said...

Gorgeous card!!! I love the added pearls, very vintage.

Karen W said...

Wow this is beautiful!! I love how you colored the tree and can't wait to get these new sets!

Mary-Anne V said...

Pretty card...love the image and ribbon detail.

Miriam Prantner said...

Really pretty! I love that great die that you used and the trims are lovely.

sheila said...

I love the feminine take you took on this image. It is so soft and sweet....and very shabby chic.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - the tree is so pretty and the ribbons and lace is so rich!!!

Liz Williams said...

Fabulous coloring and love the ribbons and lace!!

Tracy said...

This is a really pretty and fun card.

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine, I love how you colored this Christmas tree..just gorgeous! ~S~

Theresa said...

Absolute gorgeous...love the soft Victorisn look.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Such a pretty card Christine. Love the colours and the Victorian feel. The pearls are a perfect touch.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Another gorgeous card, love the victorian theme!

Tammy Hershberger said...

BEAUTIFUL tree, Christine! Gorgeous coloring!