Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bring the Sunshine - Chrysanthemums


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We are so excited to be back with a new round of beautiful stamps for you this August! Today's stamp set is a new offering from illustrator Sam Pickard and it showcases the unique blooms of the Chrysanthemum flower that is a staple for fall color and bouquets. This 4 x 6 set contains several arrangements of single or grouped flowers, a buzzing bee, plus wonderful sentiments around a sunshine theme. It's sure to bring wonderful cheerfulness to your designs on those crisp Autumn days that are coming. And for even more creative options, we'll have a cut-file available for this set as well.

I really took the sunshine theme to heart and created this really vibrant sunny card.


So, made a dappled sunlight background for these pretty mums to match my MME - Sky's the Limit designer paper.  I stamped the flowers on Flourishes Classic Ivory card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink as well as the little bee.  Then I coloured everything with Copics including the pointillism background.  When I added the sentiment tag it was a bit too cream, so I thought it would be fun to create a sunset effect on the tag with gradiated copic colouring.  


A few enamel dots for accent as well as some pretty seam binding finish it all up.   I really like the idea of "Bring Your Own Sunshine" too.  That's something you and I can do every day!



We want to show of some more of our Chrysanthemum creations to you today and there's a chance for you to win today's set! All you have to do is find:


Hidden among the Design Team's blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today's set! The more you comment, the better your chances.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released August sets…
  • You can play in our Colorful CreationsChallenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY August 16th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our August sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three together in a bundle, this discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
  • All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • Come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday for the Winner's Circle where we'll announce all of our winners of this weeks' challenges!
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Along the way this week as you're hopping you'll notice the beautiful goodies from our new 123 Create Kit called Isabella.  Be sure to check it out. It's our way of pulling together all of your design elements so you can create beautiful things!

If you want to see this kit and all it has to offer in the store, just click HERE. And, one more piece of fun news for you! Just in time for release week shopping, Flourishes is sweetening the deal by offering an.....

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Overstock Sale! If you click HERE, you can take a trip to our SALE page where we've added hundreds, yes hundreds of items! Keep in mind, some items are listed at retail prices. It's only when you add the coupon code OVERSTOCK25 that the 25% will be deducted from your total. This coupon code will ONLY work on SALE  PAGE items. We have inks, paper, embellishments, ribbons and even overstocked stamp sets. On those items with sale prices, you will be able to take an ADDITIONAL 25% off! It's the deal of the season! So click HERE to shop early for the best selection!

Join us back here tomorrow where we'll show you a gorgeous set with a view!

44 comments:

guilinger2 said...

Truly beautiful. I wish my cards turned out looking that awesome!

Kate said...

Gorgeous card and I can't wait to see all the stamps in the set. I just love Sam's designs.

Linda Carson said...

Vibrant and sunny indeed! Beautifully done w/colors, patterns and textures!

Tamara D said...

Your card is fabulous! Love the sentiment

frommycraftroom said...

A lovely bright card. Thank you.

Colleen Howell said...

Very pretty, so colorful and it does look like the sun is shining on it

jonim52 said...

Fab layout, Lovely card, gorgeous image!

Silke Ledlow said...

So pretty Christine! Awesome way to color this image!!!

Theresa said...

Beautiful card! Love the sunset effect on the tag!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Very pretty Christine! Love the colours and this great new image.

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Awesome coloring!!!

HappyCrafter said...

What a pretty card! I love how bright and cheery it is and the dappled light technique is neat.

Kim said...

Pretty card Christine!! I love how you did the sentiment tag with the bright colors and the pretty bright bow net to it!! I love this floral image!!

Nana Griffin said...

Lots of beautiful color! Very lovely card.

Rosy Newlun said...

Hi Christine - what a cheerful, colorful card! I love the point method, used it back in the 70s with a pencil for art class. Yours bring life and texture to the focal image! Sweet embellies top it off ♥

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

Donna Whitten said...

I love your pretty and sunny card!

Pattie J. said...

Another fabulous flower from Flourishes, just a gorgeous image.
Lovely colors and texture.

Tosha said...

What beautiful color choices, they really bring out the idea of sunshine.

Amy Marshall said...

Great card, love the dappled background and the sunset colors on the tag.

Becky said...

Beautiful Christine. Love that new stamp.

TLady said...

WOW CHRISTINE!!!! LOOOOOOOOOVE the different patterned papers & shapes & just the way you did your main image!!! The pointillism is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!:) A VERY SUNSHINEY CARD!!!!!!!:)

Bobbi Miller said...

One of the things I love most about Flourishes, is their floral line of stamps. Outstanding, and this card is no different. With your eye for color combos, and beautiful designs, it's a win for everyone! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card Christine!

JoanneO said...

Looking at this card makes me feel happy with its bright colors. Great layering, too.

Makiko Jones said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous Christine! I love your awesome coloring and how you did the background! Wow!

Petti said...

beautiful card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So fun and summer feeling Christine. I love the rich colors of the flower and the sentiment colors are beautiful.

Heather said...

How fun!! Those papers are so bright and cheery! And I love your sponged sentiment strip.

Marsha J Reed said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors you used.

Helen said...

Great layout, gorgeous colouring, clever dappled background = beautiful card!

D- said...

Your card is beautiful. Great idea to alter your sentiment tag to match your card. TFS.
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Allison Cope Israels said...

Wowsers Christine! A glorious card! I love your spotty-dotty back ground too! Great sunlit sentiment too!

Damohicane said...

Such a lovely card, very bright and happy looking.

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors and patterns.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the ombré sentiment.

shirleydb said...

Love your background technique! You have a real knack with the markers!

Joan V said...

Oh so pretty. I love your dappled background, really brings things together. As usual, your card is stunning.

Heather Jensen said...

What a cheery card! I love these colors and your card design is fabulous. :)

Cheryl said...

I should just copy and paste my comments on your cards--they are all stunning!!! Beautiful coloring on that image--you've given it so much depth, and I love the mix of dp's.

Julie Koerber said...

Love this layout girl! And, there's that pointilism again - you are a true master and artist!

Kris B said...

Such wonderful colors and layers! Great patterns and the flower image is stunning! TFS

Ava Gavloski said...

well designed and beautiful colortones

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love how you colored the sentiment strip, and your fabulous sketch!! Your mums are absolutely stunning. No surprise there!!

Parker said...

The card is so pretty...one that anyone would feel special to receive. This stamp set has so much "flow" to it. The flowers look like they are moving.