Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New Release - Handmade Snowflakes!

Hi all -- it's time for day two of Flourishes fabulous sneak peeks for October! Today, it's all about the whimsy of those winter months when the temperature drops and the flakes start to fly!


These whimsical snow flakes are just ready and waiting to be added to all of your winter and holiday themed creations! These hand-drawn flakes, created by Marcella Hawley, offer a dash of charm and style. This 4" by 6" set also offers three scripted sentiments that will give your cards the perfect punch.


I had a lot of fun playing with Handmade Snowflakes and actually made 3 cards that you'll see over the next week or two in this colour palette using this set.  They are all different styles - which shows the versatility of what it can do.    In this first design I thought I would be fun to create a vellum pocket to give the feeling of a frosty window with snowflakes behind it.  

I began by using the silhouette cut files that will be available for this set and cutting out several of the different snowflake shapes in Flourishes Classic White, Color Made Easy Emerald Coast and Cool Neutrals cardstock.  Then I stamped on the snowflakes in Teal Zeal Memento ink, or White Craft ink, embossing the snowflakes in white.  The I began to form my "pocket" with vellum.  Hint for you - tack down your snowflakes where you might want them to go in the pocket before you sew it all together.  What you can't see is that I didn't do that and had to cut open the back of the pocket to move all my snowflakes around where I wanted them.  For fun I also added some pretty Theresa Collins silver sequins in there, and embossed the front of the pocket with a white snowflake as well.  


I've given the pocket a pretty scalloped border with my Spellbinders Scalloped Borders Two that I love so much, plus some embossing in the background that I "frosted" up with my white craft ink, the sentiment is cut with the silhouette file too (so perfect)!  It's a little frosty fun for you today!


And, what's more? This set is taking center stage in Flourishes brand new Class In A Box Kit for October! Here's a peek!


This rustic card kit with country charm comes with the stamp set, plus all the pre-cut paper, embellishments, trim and ribbon needed to make 6 cards -- two each of three designs! Just stamp, and put these beauties together. It's quick and easy card inspiration delivered right to your door! When you're done, save the full-color, glossy instructions to make all of these cards on your own in the future! This kit also features the 6" by 6" paper pack by Bazzill called Nordic Pines. What fun!

The Design Team created some wonderful creations showing off these Handmade Snowflakes! While you're out and about, don't forget about....

Mystery Blogger Graphic

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 Flourishes' October Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released October sets…you can play in our Christmas with a Twist Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY October 11th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our October 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 sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through October 18th, so you have to act fast! 
  • Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release. 
  • And, don't forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, October 12th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!

Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we take the lid off our October release and show off a striking botanical beauty that is ready to shine this holiday season!

40 comments:

frommycraftroom said...

Beautiful. Like the use of vellum. TFS.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How super clever and creative Christine!! Love your snowflake filled vellum pocket. And your color combination is fabulous!! LOVE the angles and sequins too!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Beautiful Maki!! Love the teal with the kraft bg. It's so striking!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful soft look. These snowflakes are gorgeous.

Diane said...

Very pretty...can't wait to see the others you created with this gorgeous set!!

Theresa said...

Love your frosty card. So cool!!

loulou said...

Beautiful card. I love the colour combination and vellum pocket is a fantastic idea.

KimCreate said...

WOW, WOW, I LOVE what you did with the vellum! This snowflake stamps set is fantastic. Just LOVE you card!

Donna Phelan said...

Now that's creative....Clever! And it looks just lovely! TFS!!! (really!!!) :)

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is so pretty Christine! Love the combo of the blue, white and brown. Also love the vellum window you created, thanks for the tip on how to get the snowflakes where you want them. Really like the simple sentiment as well with this great new set.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What a fun pocket!!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Wow Christine! Totally lovin' the shades of blue you used, the cool snowflake pocket and your embossing... so beautifully put together! Love this card!

Marisa said...

Gorgeous colour combo and love the vellum pocket full of them.

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a great design and great idea to do that behind that paper.
it's a gorgeous card Christine.

greetings karin

guilinger2 said...

what a pretty card! I want to CASE it!

Susan said...

Love everything about this card. The vellum and colors especially.

Julie Koerber said...

ooooOOoooo Christine! I love the way you added the little flakes in the vellum pouch -- too creative and cute!

Julie Koerber said...

ooooOOoooo Christine! I love the way you added the little flakes in the vellum pouch -- too creative and cute!

jonim52 said...

Lovely card in blue.

jonim52 said...

Lovely snowflakes in blue.

TLady said...

VERY PRETTY CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!! I am NOT too happy about the coming COLD WEATHER! But, the snow will come whether I want it to or not! SNOWFLAKES ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!:)

Kris B said...

LOVE your card! The gray and teal are gorgeous! The vellum window/pocket is a wonderful idea! TFS

Misti said...

Gorgeous card, Christine! I LOVE that color combo!

Brenda's Card Corner said...

What a neat idea for a card! LOVE IT!

Heather said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the blue and gray color scheme and the touch of vellum. Such a frosty look.

Tracy said...

Great card, I love how the you layered the snowflakes behind the vellum.

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the vellum pocket and your color choice.

stampqueen said...

A pocket full of snowflakes - love it!!! Love the color too!!!

Karen W said...

Wow this is gorgeous, what a beautiful card and stamp set!

Mary-Anne V said...

what a pretty masculine looking card...the vellum pocket is genius!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Super cool with the vellum and colors. I do like blues and silvers. ;-)

D- said...

GORGEOUS card. LOVE how you used the vellum. Love the snowflakes. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the colors and the pretty snowflakes.

Janis said...

Love this dreamy card!! So pretty.
<3 J

Greta said...

I have my eye on the snowflake set--what a gorgeous card! Love your choice of colors & great layout!

Tanja said...

Very clever card, although I would want to break open the pocket to see the flakes better LOL (and put them on my Christmas tree!).

Barbara said...

So many elements in the card that are gorgeous. The texture, the flakes, and the JOY. I want it!

Heather Jensen said...

This is stunning, Christine! I love the embossed teal cardstock and darling little pocket of snowflakes. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine, you always have the neatest ideas...and this card definitely shows it too...just gorgeous!

Makiko Jones said...

Ohhh I love the snowflakes underneath of the vellum! So pretty!!