Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Release Week at Flourishes

Today I have two samples to share with you today from two new sets from Flourishes to be released on Friday! This first one is from Around the Arbor.


I used a technique here I haven't done in a long time. I stamped the image in a sepia tone dye ink then went over it with a wet paintbrush to bleed the lines for a soft watercolor effect. I used stipple brushes and chalk ink to add soft color to the background in lilac and green and used Flower Soft in Lilac, Violet, and Pale Green for the ground around the legs of the bench. I stamped the sentiment in the same sepia toned ink, distressed the edges, and layered it all on a piece of patterned paper from the Wisteria line by Basic Grey. I used some gorgeous purple silk ribbon from Flourishes and voila!

For this card I used the new set Hats off to You.


I stamped the sentiment (love this font!) and then the hat on a Flourishes white panel. I then stamped the hat a second time and cut it out and popped it up over the original. I used a corner rounder on the image panel and layered it on a mat that I cut with a Spellbinders Nestabilitie die. I used some pretty new ribbon from Flourishes and added a couple of buttons all on floral patterned paper from the Origins line by Basic Grey. Make sure you check out all the great peeks from the design team!








This Friday, April 16th at 9 PM CST is our POWER
HOUR Release Party! We'll have games, chat and more reveals for an hour before the sets go live in the store!

And come back tomorrow for another sneak peek!


debby4000 said...

Oh these are fab.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wow! The "bleeding ink" technique and flower soft on your first card are FABULOUS! Love the bold colors and clean layout of the second one! :)

Julia Aston said...

Pretty cards Danielle! love the flower soft around the legs of the bench and what a great sentiment - and the DP on the grad card is super!

Dawn B. said...

These are terrrific Danielle. I love the bleeding look and the flowersoft.. What a great combo.. The second set looks terrific with that paper. Great job.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design on that first one, Danielle! LOVE what you did with the wash on it, and the FlowerSoft around the bench legs is perfect! GREAT grad card on the second one, too!

Julie Koerber said...

I absolutely love both of these Danielle! The first, with its antique feel is just too lovely! And the second with the punch of decorative paper -- just perfect! Hope you didn't burn too much of the midnight oil! :-)

Charlette said...

Just a beautiful card. The bench is so sweet. TFS

Joan said...

Both of these are wonderful, Danielle. I love the background you created on the bench card and the "ground" under each bench leg. Love that grad card too.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful sneaks. Oh I like your vintage and warm feeling on the bench and your grad card is simply perfect.

Makiko Jones said...

Danielle, these are both beautiful!! I love the details you added to each card!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh YUM! Your garden bench is gorgeous! Fantastic use of technique, and oh I love the Flower Soft and gorgeous bow!

Great bow and buttons on the grad card too.

Shirley said...

Beautiful cards! Nice touch using the flower soft!

Leslie Miller said...

I love the effect of your coloring technique on the bench. The card has such a soft and gentle feel. Serene. The purple silk is gorgeous and the bold color adds warmth. The Flower Soft looks great, too! Very cool grad card. Quick yet perfect. I admire a card that looks this great but didn't take all afternoon to make!

Barbara said...

Love both of 'em, Danielle!

Tammi said...

Ooohhh pretty effect, wow and love the sentiment and ribbon too, I've never really checked out Flourishes, but I just might now!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

So classy and beautiful! Love the flowersoft and the crisp simplicity of the grad card!