Monday, July 8, 2013

Clearly Dahlias


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Welcome to Day 1 of the Flourishes July Reveal Week!    We are simply giddy about introducing our first of FOUR new stamp sets this month, Dahlias.  Set as though they are fresh clipped from the garden, these breathtaking Dahlias would be a prize on any card or creation. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this 4 by 6" set features two gorgeous main images plus five all occasion sentiments, perfect for all kinds of creations.

Here's the Challenge for today:  Our "Seeing Clearly" challenge this week is to use Acetate anywhere in your project or card (FTTC228).  That's right, it's time to dust off those clear pieces of "paper" and create something fun and unique!  Here's what I did...


Aren't these Dahlias blooms beautiful?  I had so much fun playing with our Clear Cardstock and their gorgeous blooms.  I started with one of our Silhouette cut files that will be available for this set at the release and cut out the shape on our Flourishes Classic White card stock, then stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black.  I stamped a second dahlia and used that to pop up the center blooms.  Then popped all of that up on the clear cardstock with a Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Victorian Oval in Color Made Easy Emerald Coast behind the clear cardstock.  I love how it gives the card a feeling of floating dimension.  


For pretty accents I added some pink seam binding, iridescent string and the sentiment on one of our Tailor Made Classic Tags dies.  


And here is what the inside of the card looks like.  





So, jump on into the challenge today and use your clear acetate elements to make something lovely!  AND...how about 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 Dahlias stamp set!

Today we have both our Flourishes Finest Design Team AND our Friends of Flourishes Team sharing their "Seeing Clearly" inspirations with you!  Take a moment and leave some love on all of our designers' blogs for your chance to win this gorgeous new stamp set.
So see the Flourishes Blog for a full list of contest rules and have fun!

44 comments:

Rosy Newlun said...

Oooo Christine - brilliant combination of lavender and yellow for your dahlias! Beautiful card!!!

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful card. Love your colouring. Thank you.

Jill Norwood said...

Your card is stunning! I love dahlias and these are colored beautifully! I love how you used the clear card stock! :)

Kate said...

I just love this stamp set and it is so pretty with the two colours that you have used.

Karen W said...

Beautiful card, this set is gorgeous and your coloring is perfect for this.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very colourful and gorgeous card Christine.

greetings karin

Theresa said...

What beautiful colors! So perfect for these flowers! Love the card!

Kathi said...

Wow, what a stunning card! Love the colors you used on the flowers, so pretty!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Gorgeous! I love the pretty colors that you used!!! They add so much depth and beauty to your card!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Very pretty Christine! Love the colouring and the layers. What a beautiful new stamp set!

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Christine! Love Dahlia's!

Lynne said...

The pink on the edges give the dalhias a lot of interest. Very pretty.

Marsha Reed said...

Bright, colorful and very pretty!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love the stamp set,Great coloring!!!

TLady said...

OH MY CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!! IF this doesn't put one in a SUMMER MOOD, NOTHING WOULD!!!!!! IT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) LOOOOOOOVE THE COLORS YOU'VE CHOSEN & YOUR COLORING!!!!!! I too like the FLOATING AFFECT!!!!!!!:)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, and gorgeous, your colors are stunning. Mary L Schreiber

Heather Jensen said...

What beautifully colored Dahlias! I love the pink and yellow combination. The clear CS card base looks amazing. :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So springy and pretty Christine. I like the way you colored the Dahlias and oh that clear cardstock is awesome.

Jean Bullock said...

Gorgeous coloring ! Popping the images on the acetate is very effective. Great job.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty and a great way to do a clear card!!

Cheryl said...

OMGosh, Christine...This is SO beautiful! I love the two-toned, dimensional dahlia (orange/yellow and pink are one of my fav color combos), and putting it against the dark teal really makes it POP! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Petti said...

very unique colouring. lovely!

Nana Griffin said...

Very lovely card! Nice work on the flowers.

Pati said...

Pretty card! Lovely color combo of papers & coloring.

Katie Sims said...

You always have the most gorgeous color combinations on your cards and your colored images.....love the way you incorporated the acetate into your beautiful card!

Tamara D said...

Love this set! Your card is simply gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Sharon c I love the colors in your dahlias.

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Love the colors you used on the flowers! Popping up the center bloom added great dimension! Perfect pink bow! TFS

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Great coloring!!!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Lovely!

ScrappySandie said...

Oh, I love your bright and beautiful card...amazing coloring!
Sandie L

alicaz said...

oh wow! Love these colors, papers and stamps too! And I forgot to mention your awesome coloring!

Belinda said...

Just beautiful!!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

I usually stay away from acetate on many cards, but I think I may be giving it a whirl again. Love what you did here. And what unusual colors for the dahlia.

Linda Carson said...

The clear cs adds so much! Beautifully designed and beautifully colored!

Julie said...

Very nice color choices - I love pink and yellow together! Tfs!

Heather said...

Wow! Your dahlias are stunning!!!! Love the dimension and how you placed the flowers on the acetate layer.

loulou said...

Absolutely stunning colouring. I love the dimension too.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the way you colored the flowers!!

Sue D said...

Love how you colored these dahlias!

Silke Ledlow said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Love how you colored this image with the different tones!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful colour and love how you used the accetate.

Ravengirl said...

Oh, how perfect are those dahlias! I love how you can see the pink peeking through the greenery of the buds!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Totally lovin' the vibrant yellow and pink dahlias! Gorgeous Christine!