Monday, September 9, 2013

Sneak Peek Holiday Topiaries!

Holiday Topiaries


Welcome to Day 2 of our fabulous September release week! Today both of our Friends of Flourishes Team and our Senior Design Team will be showcasing a wonderful new stamp set created by our beloved artist Marcella Hawley. Marcella has packed this beautiful 4x6 stamp set called "Holiday Topiaries" with an array of beautiful holiday decorated greenery and 3 seasonal sentiments to match their holiday vibe. This sweet holiday stamp set will surely make an appearance on your homemade cards, handmade gifts, tags and more this season!


The Timeless Tuesday Challenge this week is... "Make a Good Impression" - Incorporate dry embossing somewhere on your card or project. It could be an embossing folder, stencils, or even a household item for your embossing....just make sure you "Make a Good Impression"! (FTTC237)


I decided to take the beautiful embossing theme to heart and did both dry embossing and heat embossing on this pretty CAS design.  I think texture on a clean design really helps add interest.  I began by using the Silhouette cut-file that will be available for this set and cutting the shape out (love my Silhouette and cut files!), stamping the partridge topiary from the set with VersaMark ink onto Flourishes Classic Ivory, embossed it in gold and then popping it up on our Flourishes Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals die.  


It's finished with some embossing (Spellbinders Holiday Magic), sparkly gold sequins, some pretty gold cording in a bow and a Spellbinders ornament die for the sentiment.  Elegant and also really simple too.  Hope you enjoyed the peek!  


Now... don't forget...
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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, so comment away!

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 Winners Circle where we'€'ll announce all of our winners of this weeks'€™ challenges!

42 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wow, Christine, this card looks buttery soft...it's absolutely stunning! The image embossed beautifully, and I love it paired with the deeply embossed bg layer.

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card! Love this new image.

D- said...

GORGEOUS card. Love your elegant gold colors. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Joyce Casaldi said...

Wow, love all the texture in your stunning monochromatic card!

loulou said...

Your card is beautiful. The white and gold is so elegant.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Stunning Christine! Love the combination of dry and heat embossing and you have added just the right touches of gold with your sequins and gold cord.

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply gorgeous Christine! The gold embossing looks awesome!

Tracy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card!

Marsha J Reed said...

Simply gorgeous! I love the look of your card and I'm so glad to hear there is a Silhouette cut file to go with the stamp set!

Tamara D said...

Christine, your card is amazing. Love the gold!

Vicky said...

What a great card. Love the layout & background.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I like how you used the ornament die for your sentiment! What a great idea! And I think I'll be singing The Twelve Days of Christmas all day now! :)

Mary Ann said...

OH MY!!!GORGEOUS CARD!!!Love the image,The embossing is AWESOME!!!

Becky said...

So very elegant and classy, Christine. The gold embossing is beautiful.

Darlene Gabriel said...

What an elegant card Christine. The gold embossing, cord and sequins look so gorgeous against the ivory background.

Theresa said...

So very elegant! LLove all the gold.

TLady said...

HOW TOTALLY ELEGANT CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!:) SOOOO GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!:)

purusty said...

I love the gold embossing so classy

Juliana said...

Wow!!!
That gold embossing is perfect for this image and card!! Those sequins are the perfect embellishment!
Wonderful card!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Love the embossing and your entire card!

JD/ Jill said...

Stunning card!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Christine.

greetings karin

Karen Letchworth said...

What a beautiful card! You're a very creative and talented artist, and I thank you for sharing and inspiring in this fun blog hop. Thanks for the chance to hop along to win some awesome Flourishes Stamps. have a very blessed week!
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Petti said...

Really love this card~

flourishes said...

Just you average, run of the mill card of perfection from you Ms Christine!
Jan Marie
Flourishes

Karen W said...

Wow this is gorgeous, so elegant and what a fabulous card!

Sue D said...

So elegant and I like the sequins.

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful...love the white base and the use of sequins.

Kathy said...

Wow, Christine, this is just stunning and elegant! I love white on white, it gives it so much beautiful texture with the embossing! Blessings! Kathy

Cheryl O said...

Wow, so classy and elegant! Love it....

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wow... the touches of gold are fabulous. I like the white on white too, just beautiful.

Kris B said...

Stunning CAS card! Beautiful embossed background! Love the gold accents! TFS

Linda Carson said...

Love the soft elegance of this beauty!

Nancee Purdum said...

So beautiful! Lovely creation! :) Nancee

Allison Cope Israels said...

Gold and cream... who would have thought it would look so beautiful together?! Love the rich, almost regal feel of your card Christine! Stunning details as always!

Broni said...

This is SO beautiful in gold and ivory, Christine! I may have to CASE this awesome design!!

Jan Garber said...

My jaw totally dropped when I saw your card! Breathtaking!

Makiko Jones said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love the both embossing you did! Beautiful detail and design!

Heather said...

So beautiful! Love the white on white with the touches of gold! So festive and elegant.

stampqueen said...

Soft and golden - very pretty!!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful embossing, love the texture & the gold. Such a wonderful sentiment too!

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful, classy and elegant, Christine. Love the embossed white CS and gold accents. :)