Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tulips for Friends


Welcome to day 1 of Flourishes' Release Week fun! Today, we have a bouquet that is ripe for the picking and these flowers have a bit of a spring flair! Are you ready for the first peek?  I know you're going to love....

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A beautiful single tulip or a bouquet poised and ready to deliver to someone special - that's what you get with this gorgeous set -- Tulips for Friends --- illustrated by Marcella Hawley.


I decided to go a little vintage-old world feel with this pretty single tulip bloom.  The Silhouette Cut File that will be available with this set is perfect for this beautiful effect.  One of my best friends from college loves purple tulips, so I was thinking of her when I made this.  I surrounded the bloom by lots of cream and texture, Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock, the Perfectly Pierced Hourglass Die, Spellbinders Exquisite Circles die, Fireflies Embossing folder, and some gorgeous velvet and lace (this link in white - out of stock at the moment in cream).  In real life, these purple colours match a little more closely.  



I wanted to do something a little more soft and dreamy for the sentiment, so I inked the words in VersaMark ink, embossed with clear embossing powder and then used an Aqua Marker in purple (on sale :)  and watercolored around the sentiment to take advantage of the resist technique.  Such a lovely sentiment don't you think?  Here's the Copic's I used.  



Would you like to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out who is the…


One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! Before we get to the link list of talented ladies, you should know that if you like what you see on our designer's blogs, you can pre-order Tulips for Friends now right HERE! You can also order all three of our new releases as a part of our New Release Bundle! Click HERE to save 10% on our entire March release when you purchase all three sets in a bundle. Ok, it's time to head on over and see the fresh picked beauties that our ever-so-talented design team created with our new Tulips for Friends set!

THE CLOCK IS TICKING TO WIN OUR MARCH RELEASE!

If you want a chance to win all three of our brand new sets, you can still play in our Colorful Creations Challenge – there will be a trio of winners here! BUT, you have to act fast — the deadline to enter is 5PM EST Friday, March 15th! You can also play in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge and win as well. Just click on the links for the official rules! Coming up tomorrow -- we'll share one final set in a wildly popular Flourishes collection! It's a collection designed to keep the insides and outsides of your cards -- looking creative and sharp! So, stay tuned!

46 comments:

Divinity said...

pretty details :)

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, this set is fantastic! I just love Flourishes flowers!

jonim52 said...

Very pretty card, love the tulips!

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card. Your coloring skills are just amazing!

Debbie S

Diane said...

Gorgoeus...love the single tulip, and the vintage feel of your card!!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, love the tulip. With all the die cuts and lace this really gives it the vintage look. Thanks for sharing your talent!

KarinsArtScrap said...

very beautiful card Christine and great stamps.

greetings karin

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card Christine! Love the design and the shading on the sentiment.Beautifully colored also.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I love the tulip with the bulb still attached - what a great image. And the fonts on that sentiment -- SWOON! I think this set just went from my wish list to my "must have" list!

Allison Cope Israels said...

So pretty Christine! I love the wash of purple over your sentiment to match your beautiful tulip! Cool die cuts and embossing elements too!

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is so pretty Christine! I love all the layers and textures. Loving this tulip images on this new set!

guilinger2 said...

The tulips make me believe that spring is actually coming! Beautiful!

Lynda said...

Lovely card...can't top Flourishes flowers!

Betty Benton said...

Love all the cream behind that beautiful purple tulip -- just gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring of the flower, love that the roots are still on it, such a neat way to highlight the sentiment! Lovely textured background

JoanneO said...

Love your beautiful card! Great color on the flower. I like your layering, too.

Else49 said...

Just a lovely way to show the single tulip.

Mary Jo Stew said...

Purple tulips are my favorite. I really like the cream color combination with the purple.

Leslie Miller said...

Loving the looks of this set! What a beautiful card. You and Flourishes have done it again!

Pattie J. said...

Beautiful idea. so different, and so eye catching. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Beautiful, Christine! I love the color you've used on this delicate tulip...it's beautifully done!

Lin said...

What a perfect card for spring! Cannot wait to see the full reveal of this set - tulips and daffs mean spring to me!

Nancy said...

Christine, you've accomplished the old world feel with your gorgeous card. The coloring on your purple tulip and watercolored sentiment is beautiful.

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful, beautiful!!

Kathy Jones said...

WOW!! Love the white detailing and the way you've done the sentiment is SO COOL (I may have to 'borrow' that idea!). Your tulip is beautifully coloured and cut out perfectly!! :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful texture and softness to this card...wonderful!

Sue D said...

Very pretty tulip card--I like the dreamy sentiment.

Ravengirl said...

Purple tulips are my favorites as well! Thanks for making this beautiful card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh very classy with the single Tulip Christine, love the lace touches.

marilynwillauer said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors!!!

Amanda said...

Christine, your tulip is amazing! I love the soft hue you chose to color it and the beautiful card design and details! :)

~ Amanda

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colouring. Cheers.

dpkennedy said...

Great sentiment treatment! Very pretty Christine!

alicaz said...

so soft and pretty! Perfect spring card!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!

Emily Keaton said...

Just love your purple tulip!

Kris B said...

Love your tulip! Wonderful coloring! I love all the layers and lace! TFS God bless!!

Cheryl said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! All those soft, creamy layers, along with the lace and pierced sentiment panel are beautifully vintage, and your coloring on that tulip is fantastic. Love the watercoloring over the sentiment, too.

Shanna Shands said...

Fun colors.

Jan said...

Beautiful card love the tulips.

Theresa said...

Love the tulip and clever shading of the card.

naneruth said...

This is lovely.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the layering... very elegant!

Anonymous said...

This card is gorgeous. Mary L Schreiber

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful!

Heather Jensen said...

WOW! I see loads of pretty details. The embossed background and feminine lace look amazing with the soft purple Tulip. :)