Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New Release - Winter Berries

Hello all and welcome to day one of Flourishes sneak peeks for October! The clock is ticking to get those cards and creations done before the holidays hit. We're happy to report Flourishes has a handful of new sets guaranteed to help you shine this Christmas! Our first set is one that delivers an elegant flair!


Flourishes has taken the beautiful Cotoneaster plant and gave it a holiday flair with this new 4" by 6" set illustrated by Sam Pickard. The long and lean berry spray will add a dash of elegance and pop to all of your holiday cards and creations. We've paired this lovely image with six scripted sentiments crafted by the talented Dina Kowal.


I decided to go a completely different direction from my normal routine with this card.  Rather than colour it in the traditional sense, I decided to ink the Winter Berries with VersaMark Ink coming from each corner of the Candy Pink Color Made Easy Cardstock, and then emboss with white.  I took a Copic from my Black Cherry Collection and added accents to the berries and shadows under the leaves being careful not to touch the embossing.  It adds just that bit of depth that really works on a CAS design.  


Then to give it some glitter and glitz which is always great on a Christmas card - I laid down a thin line of 1/8 inch Scor Tape, and covered it with glitter burnishing the glitter down to the tape to make pretty sparkly strips.  I embossed the beautifully scripted sentiment onto Candy Pink cardstock cut with one of the smaller die from our Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals dies, this fits perfectly in this lovely Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two die, which is the perfect little bit of flare for the design.  And it has very little bulk so it's perfectly mailable too!  

The Design Team put together some wonderful creations showing off these beautiful winter berries. While you're hopping and looking at their cards, 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 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 share a set that will have you longing for those days when the snow starts to fly!

37 comments:

stampqueen said...

Wow that is a bright and scrumptious pink!!! Love it!!

aileen (mum) said...

I totally love the colours you have used. Such an eye catching Christmas card. I would absolutely love to receive this in the mail this Christmas. Well done

Barbara said...

I'm loving this sneak peak hop, lots of fun, inspiration and excitement to see the new stamp sets. Love the card you created using this new stamp, really pretty and very creative design layout too.

Rosy Newlun said...

This is so bright and cheerful Christine! I do so love how you created the frame with scor tape and gitter It adds such pizzaz!!!

Pauline said...

Would of never thought of doing this in pink - wow - gorgeous Christine!

loulou said...

Gorgeous card. I love how the little bit of shading really makes the embossing pop. Such a great technique. I'll definitely have to give this a try.

Cammie said...

Stunning! Love the white embossing on the hot pink!

Diane said...

all I can say is "WOW", this if just gorgeous...love the pretty white!!!

Joan V said...

Wow, Christine, this is awesome. I love the ribbon placement on your card. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing.

Silke Ledlow said...

Christine, this card is STUNNING! I love how you used this new set!!!

Tracy said...

This is beautiful, love the colors you used.

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous card in white!

Becky said...

Berries and Candy Pink! Just beautiful !

Cheryl said...

OMGosh! OMGosh! This is AMAZING, Christine! This is SO elegant! The shading under the leaves is incredible and I love the white embossing and silver strips. I'll be casing this one very soon, for sure!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a beautiful card Christine.

greetings karin

Rea said...

So unique and love the white embossing.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Totally lovin' the hot pink Christine! Love the white and sparkle too! Gorgeous design and card today!

Julie Koerber said...

Gorgeous with a capital G! This color is just beautiful and love the way the image pops with the white embossing! You get to see this image in a whole new way!

Sue D said...

wow--very elegant with the white embossing and the glittery strips.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How clever, creative and stunning Christine!! Oh my how brilliant this winter berries image looks against the hot pink!! Love the way you think out of the box!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is gorgeous Christine! Love the white against that fabulous pink and the great glitter stripes you created.

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful Christine! Love the rich color!

Heather Jensen said...

This is stunning, Christine. I love the bright color. :)

Makiko Jones said...

Gasp!! Your card is amazing, Christine! Love the embossed images and shadows. The glitter lines are just perfect!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

You have given this image so much dimension just by adding the shadows to it. Beautiful monochromatic card!

guilinger2 said...

This really looks awesome with the pink!

Liz Williams said...

Love the white on this beautiful color.

Nancy said...

WOW!!! What a stunning card. I absolutely LOVE the pink card and white embossing!!!

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Love the pink! Would be great for my sis who actually has a pink Christmas tree! Love the glittery border! TFS

frommycraftroom said...

What a great colour combo for Christmas. TFS.

Theresa said...

Another great design! Great color and use of glitter with scor-tape. Must try that.

Donna Phelan said...

Absolutely gorgeous embossed in white, the leaves look so delicate done in this manner! Great pairing with the pink. I know lots of people who would just love getting this card in their mailbox. Well done!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you used the image more like a frame without colouring it!

Barbara said...

A stunning card! These stamps are so detailed and beautiful. They look great just stamped or embossed. I love your choice of the pink here.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Outstanding idea with the shadows and LOVE the embossing with the vibrant paper. Beautiful girlie!

D- said...

I love your pretty colors and design. Clean and simple yet very elegant. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

Janis said...

Beautiful and bright! Love it.
<3 J