Thursday, October 10, 2013

New Release - Star of Bethlehem

Well dear stamping friends, the sneaks are over and we're taking the lid off Flourishes' October Release! Are you ready to see all three of these sets in their full glory? Well, they are all live, right now, in the Flourishes store HERE!

Now on to our final offering, one that is a gorgeous display of botanical beauty!


Named after the star that lit the way for the birth of Jesus, this beautiful star-shaped flower embraces a meaning of purity, hope and happiness. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this set offers a beautiful and sweet scented way to ring in the Christmas season. This 4 by 6" set also offers four scripted sentiments perfect for your seasonal creations!


I was thinking about the night sky and the star that would have lit up the sky leading the shepherds and wise men to Jesus, so I wanted to combine a deep blue with pretty yellow for this card.  I began by using the Silhouette Cut File for this set cutting from Flourishes Classic White cardstock and then stamped the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then in coloured it up with Copics giving the background of the flowers some deep blue.  The designer papers are Echo Park Reflections that I chose for their tones and the elegance of the patterns, all this is on a base of True Blue Cardstock.  I also embossed the sentiment in gold, which you will probably recognize as lyrics to the Christmas Carol "We Three Kings".  



For accents I added some Gold Metallic StringSequins, and some True Blue Seam Binding.  




And now, Flourishes is also unveiling something else that's new...... just in time for Christmas!


You'll want to grab a copy for sure! This full-color 20 page catalog features dozens of sample ideas, photos of all of Flourishes Christmas stamp sets plus three fun-filled, step-by-step tutorials designed to help with your holiday gift giving! Just click HERE to see our new catalog in the Flourishes store!

While you're hopping about and seeing all the beautiful things our design team created using the Star of Bethlehem set, don't forget to try to figure out.....

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 October sets…you can play in our Christmas with a Twist Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is TODAY October 11th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our October sets can be ordered now and if you order all three, you can save a bundle with our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all three sets together. This discount will only be available through October 18th, so you have to act fast! 
  • Every one of our new sets has a coordinating cut file to go with them! So click HERE to see the Winter Berries file,  HERE for the Star of Bethlehem and HERE for the Handmade Snowflakes Silhouette Cut file! These cut files make creating so much fun!
  • 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!
Thank you so much for joining us! The design team had a blast showing off these new designs -- hope you did too!

29 comments:

Barbara said...

What a beautiful, bold color palette and paper layers to pop your floral image on. Very striking card and sentiment and beautifully embellished too.

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous Christine! It does look royal w/the rich color combo and gold embossing!

Karen W said...

Lovely set and gorgeous card! Definitely going on my wish list.

Mary-Anne V said...

Beautiful blue with yellow and I love the banners under this pretty image.

Diane said...

Wow...very gorgeous, the beautiful star flowers and the paper you have choosen, are a perfect match!!

loulou said...

Stunning card. I love the gorgeous colour combination and how you have coloured the flowers. That blue shading really makes the image pop.

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is gorgeous Christine! Love the colours, the pretty ribbon and cord and the gold embossing and sequins add the perfect touch to showcase this lovely new image.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful colors, love the gold embossed sentiment in your "night sky'. Those flowers are fabulous, love the placement of the stamp itself and your coloring too! Just Fab!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous--I like papers you used and the sequins.

Tracy said...

Great card, I love the color combo. This is a very pretty stamp set.

stampqueen said...

Ok - now I have that song running through my head :) Its one of my favorite Christmas songs so that's ok, if a bit early :) Beautiful color combination!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty. I adore these colors and wonderful design.

Julie Koerber said...

Love the blue backdrop Christine -- makes these gorgeously colored flowers just POP! The layout is divine too!

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Great color combo and layout.

D- said...

I just love your pretty card. I LOVE blue and your color combo just makes me happy. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

Parker said...

Using the entire Star of Bethlehem stamp, cutting it, and popping it up was a great choice.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous Christine.

greetings karin

JoAnn said...

So pretty and your coloring is fabulous. Love the sentiments with this set.

Allison Cope Israels said...

So striking Christine! I love the blue and gold colour combination! It's so vivid and bright. Someone's going to have a very happy card in their mailbox this holiday!

Janis said...

Love how the blue around the blossoms really makes that white pop!
<3 J

TLady said...

WHAT AN ELEGANT, GORGEOUS CARD CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

KimCreate said...

Another beautiful Colorful card by you! Very pretty! Nice new stamp set!

Kris B said...

Very pretty! Lovely non-traditional colors! The sentiment is from one of my favorite Christmas songs! The flower image is beautiful! TFS

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely dp used on your lovely card!

Greta said...

Stunning creation! Not an expected color combo, but it's wonderful & I love the damask background paper!

Tanja said...

Pretty card, thanks for sharing.

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful card! I love the gold accents. :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous! The colors are striking Christine!

Makiko Jones said...

So beautiful!! Your coloring and card are stunning!