Monday, June 10, 2013

Unfolding Wildflowers

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Hi all, and welcome to Day 1 of Flourishes fabulous sneak peeks and PLUS you'll get an opportunity to WIN our entire new June release just by playing along!  For the remainder of this week we will be sharing our newest stamp sets with you!  Aren't you excited?!  I know I am :)

Since Sneak Peek Day 1 overlaps with the Timeless Tuesday Challenge, we have some amazing projects showcasing our newest beautiful floral stamp set by Marcella Hawley today... This stunning new stamp set features a glorious spray of wildflowers along with some wonderfully heartfelt sentiments.  It will be a 'must-have' on your shopping list this week!  

For this challenge, create a card or project that moves or opens in a non-traditional manner (FTTC224)!  In other words, create a card that doesn't just open normally.  Maybe it has a third panel like a tri-fold card or it has a greeting tag that pops up when you pull a ribbon! There are lots of fun tutorials you can try out and you can see today's post on the Flourishes Blog for lots of links and ideas.


I've been seeing so many of these cascading fold cards around that I thought I'd give one a try.  I began by using a Silhouette Cut file to create the card base on Color Made Easy Pistachio Cardstock - which made everything really easy to put together, especially because it includes all the panel pieces.  Then I stamped the pretty Picking Wildflowers stamp onto Flourishes Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out with our Perfectly Pierced Classic Windows Die, then coloured with Copics.   And finishing details include lace, seam binding and pearls.  

I stamped a few extra pieces for the poppies and the butterfly so I could pop up those pieces on the design, which works especially great for a extended fold design like this.  


You can see that I also stamped the wildflower image on the white panel layer with Teal Zeal Memento ink.  And then the little front sentiment cut out with our Perfectly Pierced Hourglass Die.   


And here's how I attached  the front Classic Window panel to the front of the card, just a strip of cardstock folded every 1/4 inch and attached to both pieces.  This way it has some "give" for when you close or open the card and stays out front.

Today we have both our Flourishes Finest Design Team AND our Friends of Flourishes Team sharing their "Open Sesame" inspirations with you!  Take a moment and leave some love on all of our designers' blogs.
Come and hop along and visit with all of our super talented designers and join us in our challenge this week for a chance at winning our ENTIRE new June release!!  Yup... that's right... you could win our entire new release just by playing along.

CHALLENGE RULES

HOW TO PLAY: Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN!  Here’s how you can win…
  • Create a new card or paper-crafted project fitting the challenge.  Flourishes stamps are not required, but if you’ve got them, why not use them?
  • Why not use Flourishes stamps on your creation?!? You will receive two ballots towards our weekly prize if you use our stamps!  Hooray!
  • Include a link back to this challenge in your blog post or gallery upload.
  • Please clarify in your blog post, how your creation specifically meets our challenge.
  • If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FTTC224.
  • One random winner will be picked from all of the entries.
  • Deadline to enter is next Monday at 6:00 p.m. EST.
AND...another way to win...


You need to find out who today's Mystery Blogger is!  Hidden among the Design Team is one Designer who has this set to give away.  Comment on that blog and you could win today's beautiful Picking Wildflowers set!  

41 comments:

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Oh Christine!! I LOVE the blues and greens with the splash of pink. I've never used that color combo before, but I will in the future!! It's absolutely charming!! Beautiful coloring!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card and great colouring Christine.
love the shape from the card as well.

greetings karin

Rosy Newlun said...

Oh, Christine! I can't stop examining your creation -- it's EXCEPTIONALLY OUTSTANDING!!!!!! If I even knew how to begin, I would attempt a CASE. Thanks so much for sharing ♥

loulou said...

Stunning card. I love the gorgeous colour combination and your blending is perfect on the poppies but especially that butterfly.

Francie in Montreal said...

Ever so pretty! Love your card, the colours and the interesting design.

jonim52 said...

Oh wow, what an amazing card.

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, I love that shape and the stamp set and your coloring are fabulous.

Pauline said...

WOW!This is amazing Christine. Love your project today, fabulous colouring, and love the colour combo.
I love anything nature, can't wait for this release.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Stunning!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Wow, this is stunning!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful card!Love the design,Awesome coloring!!!

Katie Sims said...

Oh my gosh...I never even thought about using a silhouette card base! I am going to try this one, for sure! Your beautiful blues and greens go so well with your wildflowers image and your coloring is always over the top! What a great fun fold card! :)

Betty said...

Just stunning! Love the colors and layout. Great job by all the Flourishes DT. Wonderful inspiration.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous Christine! Love your colour palette and the new wildflower image is beautiful. Will have to try one of these cards too.

Becky said...

What a stunning card Christine! Such an awesome design.

Julie Koerber said...

Christine, this creation is just breathtaking! Love the colors you used and how you brought his fold to life and made it a work of art! Well done lady!

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured and a great fold!! Wonderful card.

Misti said...

A-mazing!!! This is gorgeous!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Stunning card and so striking with the green base! Love it!

Sabrina said...

What a beautiful card and such beautiful colors!

TLady said...

GASP!!!!!!!! CHRISTINE this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE the COLORS & COLORING! LOVE the FOLD! LOVE the IMAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!! (sigh!) UNBELIEVABLE GORGEOUSNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Allison Cope Israels said...

Wowsers Christine! I am in awe of your cascading card! Each layer is so bright and beautiful! Love the colours of blue, green, white and a splash of pink you used! Awesome layered poppies. GORG-EOUS!

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful blues and greens and a pop of pink Christine! That cascading card is just awesome with your neat little technique to make the front panel always pop. Gorgeous!

Heather Jensen said...

WOW Christine! I love the card shape and pretty colored image. This almost makes me want a Silhouette. :)

Petti said...

Gorgeous card!

Lynne said...

Beautiful. I tried to make this style and really botched it but your card is so pretty I will give it another go.

Donna Jones said...

Love that cascade fold card, great colouring of the wild flowers :-)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Now this is a fun fold Christine. Summer feeling with the green and blues, wonderful coloring as always.

Cheryl said...

Christine, this is AMAZING! The sky blue and grass green colors are perfect for a summer card, and your coloring is beautiful.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous card--love this fold!

Diane said...

Stunning card...gorgeous coloring, gorgeous choice of a card...wow!!

alicaz said...

Oh wow! So pretty and elaborate! Looks like a lot of work, but well worth it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Holy smokes...this is amazing! I love this card!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful color combo and I love those flowers!!!

Kris B said...

Stunning card! What an awesome fold! Your image is colored perfectly and I love the green and blues you used! TFS

Heather said...

Gorgeous!!! Love your colors and your coloring!! And I don't think I've ever seen that kind of fold. It's beautiful.

Makiko Jones said...

Thud!! Christine, this is super gorgeous!! Love the fabulous fold and your beautiful detail!

Leslie Miller said...

A gorgeous card and a fabulous fold, Christine! To receive this would be a real treat. I think my favorite part of the whole thing is your coloring of the butterfly. Exquisite!

guilinger2 said...

your card is beautiful, and looks so intricate.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous design and love the rounded edges your die compliments it so well and such lovely coloring!