Sunday, September 8, 2013

September Release - Home for the Holidays!

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Welcome to our September New Release Week at Flourishes!  We're so excited to have five gorgeous new sets to show off to you this month all with a Christmas and Holiday celebration theme!  Can you believe there are only 106 days until Christmas?  We know it's always great to get a jump start on those projects and cards early, so here we are with wonderful inspiration just for you.  From our home to yours, this beautiful Home for the Holidays set offers welcoming words to share this Christmas season. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this stately door is sure to send heartfelt seasons greetings to homes both near and far. The set also offers an accent swag and three beautifully scripted sentiments as well. The set measures 4" by 6".


Because of the wonderful Chrismtas theme of COURSE I had to do a red door!  It's just so festive and welcoming.  We recently painted our front door a dark colour and I love it!  I think this image is so elegant, what a gorgeous door right?  I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Flourishes Classic White card stock.  Then I coloured it up with some rich reds and greens in our Copic Collections, cutting it out with this pretty Spellbinders die - Opulent Ovals.  I've layered it onto Flourishes Color Made Easy Pistachio card stock with some embossing.  The card measures 5 x 5.  


Some finishing details include Kaiser Sparklets, red and green velvet ribbon, and white lace.   You might also be able to see that I added some sparkle pen on the wreath and in the "glass" of the windows.  


And inside I stamped the sentiment and the other gorgeous bough element in the set in Memento Olive Grove ink.    Here's the Copic Collections I used.  









It's such a beautiful set of images that now you'll want to see the rest of our Design Team show off how festive it is today!

Don’t forget to look for:
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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 of winning.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

If you would like a chance at winning all five of our soon-to-be released September sets…
  • You can play in our Get in Shape Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY September 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All five of our September 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 five sets 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!
Join us back here tomorrow for a set ready to decorate your holidays with elegance.  

40 comments:

Marsha J Reed said...

This is so beautiful. I love the Christmas red and green.

guilinger2 said...

beautiful inside and out! I like the way you used the die cut for the focal image!

Antonella said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love how you placed the image inside your spellbinders die, it really adds to the overall elegance of your card. The embossed background and deep greens and reds are fantastic.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Jill Norwood said...

So beautifully done! Love your coloring of this beautiful image and the sentiment! :)

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. That red door is stunning. The way the die frames the image is perfect.

Tamara D said...

Fabulous card! Love the red door!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful and inviting! The die is perfect for this image! ~S~

Barbara said...

Beautiful job on this very detailed stamp. The red door is perfect.

Traci M said...

This just gorgeous, Christine!! I really love th e richness of color and how you highlighted The word, Christ, for the sentiment!! So inspirational!!

Makiko Jones said...

This is so gorgeous, Christine! Love the way you colored the image! All elements are elegant and worked perfectly each other!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Love your beautiful red door Christine! This card is gorgeous. Fabulous colouring and a beautiful backdrop for this great new image.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Christine! Makes me think high society Christmas party. I love your coloring and your sparkle is perfect. Gorgeous girlie.

KimCreate said...

Oooohhhh, pretty card. Your showcased the new stamp beautifully!

Mary Ann said...

GORGEOUS CARD!!!Love the colors,Awesome design,Beautiful coloring!!!

Evette K. said...

This is just an amazing card! Great job of coloring and of course that stamp is just the best ever. Thanks for sharing.

TLady said...

WOW CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!! :) SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS CARD!!!!!!!!!! LOVE those TRADITIONAL COLORS!!!!!!!!!:) Makes me want to open that door to see what's on the other side!!!!!!!!:) AND I LOOOOOOOOOVE what you've done with the INSIDE SENTIMENT!!!!!!!:)

lisa808 said...

I love this image. Your card and coloring are gorgeous.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is a very beautiful card Christine.

greetings karin

Karen W said...

Wow I"m not usually a big red/green fan at the holidays but this is gorgeous, fabulous job on this!

Petti said...

what a stunning card!

Linda Carson said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! Love the rich, bold colors! How do I get on your Christmas card list?????

ScrapaDiddle said...

Your coloring is wonderful and I love your card design too!

Marybeth said...

Wow....this is stunning! Love the red door and the white and red wreath......just gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Beautiful--love the red door and the Joy doormat.

Kris B said...

Amazing! Love the die cut image panel! Beautiful coloring and the velvet ribbon is the perfect touch! TFS

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your image is so beautifully framed Christine!! And, as always, I adore your coloring! WOW!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Fa la la, la la la! This card just totally gets me in the spirit of Christmas. Almost put on some Christmas music today... I know CRaZy! :) Gorgeous colouring - love the die shape Christine!

Belinda said...

Oh my this is just beautiful!!! I love everything Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful image and love how it extends off the card.

D- said...

This card is so pretty. Love your color combo and embossing. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Joyce Casaldi said...

And what a gorgeous shape that is!

Tracy said...

Stunning card, the colors and shapes are just gorgeous.

Vicky said...

Wow what a great card. Love the rted door & the coloring.

Theresa said...

Love how the die frames your door. Beautiful card and design.

Nancee Purdum said...

What a beautiful card! Love it! :) Nancee

Heather said...

Wow!!! This is beautiful! Your coloring is stunning! So vibrant.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - I love a red door too. Our front door is a darker maroon red!!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS! Wonderful coloring! Really gets you in the Holiday mood!

Denise Bryant said...

Love this one! The door is just beautiful!

Heather Jensen said...

Love how the whole card comes together. The die and embossed background adds so much detail. :)