Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November Sneak Peeks 2 - Friendship and Flowers

Hello again and welcome to Day Two of November Sneak Peeks!  Now that you’re all warm and cozy from our fantastic hot-beverage set yesterday, today we’re going to celebrate all that’s warm and special about friendship.  Introducing….

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This set, Friendship and Flowers illustrated by Sam Pickard will send sunshine to any friend - near or far! With a beautiful pincushion flower at the center of this set, you'll find a beautiful butterfly and beautifully scripted sentiments add just the right touch. Set measures 4" by 6”.  We think it has the perfect heartfelt friendship sentiments in it and we know you’ll love it!


I did some really fun things using the Silhouette Cameo and our cut files that will be available for this Friendship and Flowers set to create this card.  I’ll show you a bit of a mini tutorial on how I did it :).  

Hopefully these pictures won’t be too small for you - but you can click them to see them much larger.  


First I used the butterfly shape that’s designed for the butterfly in this set and singled it out on the screen, replicating 2 extra.  I used these 3 butterflies as the ones I would cut and stamp in Memento Tuxedo Black and then using the negative space from the cut butterflies for working on the  background.   



Counting out the squares on the grid - click and move the butterflies where you want them on what size your cardstock will be  (I knew I wanted mine about 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches).  Then you can turn the butteflies the direction you want them by first clicking on the image so you see the boxed end points.  Then using your curser, click on that little green dot and it will allow you to turn or rotate your image, whatever direction or degree you’d like.  


Now using one of the corner points on the 90 degree angles drag each image to enlarge it.  Dragging it on the corner point keeps the proportions of the image - it just enlarges it.  This way you have a larger windowed butterfly.  Anything hanging over the edge of the red line of the cut file screen won’t be cut, and you’ll be trimming your card stock the size you want.  

Send to Silhouette to cut, and then trim your card stock (I used Flourishes Classic White) the size you want.  

I stamped and embossed the cardstock and popped it up over so pretty chevron paper from My Mind’s Eye - Cambridge Court, and then popped my coloured butteflies over top.  


You can see I’ve used Memento Teal Zeal for the sentiment, Color Made Easy - Tiger Lily cardstock, seambinding and enamel dots as accent.  I really love how it turned out and it opens up a whole new world on the Silhouette machine for using negative space!  


The Design Team did a great job celebrating friendship with this set and we know you’ll be inspired.   And, while you’re hopping and looking at their creations, don’t forget to try to figure out….

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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 Flourishes’ November Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released November sets…you can play in our Grab A Cup Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY November 15th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our November 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 November 22nd, 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, November 16th 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 we know will become a staple element you’ll reach for time and time again.  Don’t distress…it’s coming soon!

30 comments:

Ravengirl said...

What a neat trick you did with your cutting machine. Thanks for sharing it!

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous butterflies. Looking forward to seeing the full set. Thanks.

loulou said...

Fantastic card. Such a great design love the chevron paper peeking out from your negative butterflies. Gorgeous colouring on the stamped butterflies, too

Donna Phelan said...

Lovely card, very pretty! I really need to use my Cameo to it's fullest potential, I like what you have done with this, thanks for the tip! You could even place the stamp butterflies in your cut outs, that would be so pretty too! TFS!!!

Linda said...

Beautiful coloring on the butterflies.

TLady said...

WHAT A SUPER INTERESTING CARD CHRISTINE!!!!!!! That printed paper that you used the silohette on is VERY PRETTY all embossed!!!!!! AND the chevron paper behind... those little tabs of ribbon peeking out on the sides make me think there are MORE BUTTERFLIES to come popping out from behind!!!!!!!! FABULOUS JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

stampqueen said...

Bright and cheerful card - love the butterflys!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card love the design Christine.

gr karin

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty design and papers, like the embossing too!

Nana Griffin said...

Great design! Lovely butterflies.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Oh Christine, I absolutely love this card! Fabulous card design, colours, texture and love those negative die cuts. I don't have a Silhouette but I appreciate the time you took to provide a tutorial for those that do. Love the images and sentiments in this great new set!

Marisa said...

Great sentiment and loveo the honeycomb and butterfly combo!! Great card :)

jj said...

Very tendy with the hexagons, matted negative space and the pretty chevrons. Thanks for the step-by-step.

windinstarsranch said...

I think I'm going to have to ask Santa for a Silhouette for Christmas I though I wanted a go-pro but now I see the error of my ways and have to have one to keep up with your beautiful ideas.

polycrafty said...

Gosh, makes me want a cutting machine! I love how you echoed the butterfly images!

Angelica Schmidt said...

What a gorgeous creation ! Love the cut outs of the butterflies great idea! Thanks for the inspiration! Have a Blessed day!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Darling butterfly windows, very pretty indeed!

Linda Carson said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

Tracy said...

What a fun card!

Sue D said...

Very creative card!

Jacqueline Smith said...


Fabulous card, love the colours! Another great set to have!!

D- said...

LOVE your butterflies. Beautiful card. TFS.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Diane said...

Very pretty...love what you did with the cuts...I wish I had a silhouette...sigh!!

Theresa said...

Lovely card! Wish I had a Cameo. Lovely use of the stamp set and great combo of colors and patterns.

Heather said...

This is really cool! Love all the patterns going on with the embossing and the paper and the cutouts.

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool way to use negative cutouts. I love the embossing in the background and your color scheme.

Leslie Miller said...

How fun, Christine! Everyone's cards are completely different with these sets and I'm loving every one of them. Your honecomb card is a real treat, all fresh and summery, and the first card is a journey of discovery with all the different elements.

Greta said...

What a fantastic card, Christine! I love what you did here!

Heather Jensen said...

How pretty! I love the negative butterfly space and pretty little colored butterflies flying around. :)

Great tutorial!

Silke Ledlow said...

So clever and beautiful Christine! Love this idea and tutorial!