Thursday, December 15, 2011

We make a great pear!

Me and this new stamp set I mean!  I just love today’s Flourishes sneak peek!  Pears are one of my favorite fruits, and they come in several colors, making them fun to color!
Pears Graphic
This set contains several pear images and sentiments.  I used the largest image and colored it with Copic Markers on Flourishes Classic White card stock.  I used Spellbinders dies Standard Circles large for the main image and the Picot Edge Circle for the mat which is a great gold card stock I’ve had forever.  It’s not too shiny but it’s got the perfect amount of gloss to set off those pretty pears. 
Then I covered the pears in micro beads.  I wanted them to look like frosted fruit, like the kind I have in a bowl for decoration.  I coated them in Crystal Effects then poured on the Martha Stewart micro beads.  It’s messy, look out!  But the effect is gorgeous.  See the close up below!
DPK_SneakPeek_Pears_wm
See the beads? Aren’t they pretty!  I love the look, but the card is really heavy now, extra stamp you know, lol!
DPK_SneakPeek_Pears_closeup
The paper is from Authentique and I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the red striped and black papers.   I finished it off with a wide green velvet ribbon. 
Want to win this set?  Someone is the Mystery Blogger…so make sure you comment on every DT creation today!
mystery blogger graphic
You can also win the entire release by joining in the Release Week Feminine Flair Challenge
HOW TO PLAY: Lace, pearls and flouncy ribbons – these are the things that make up a creation with a truly feminine flair. That’s what is at the heart of this month’s challenge. To enter, let’s see how you add a dose of femininity to your cards or creations! Link your project up on the Flourishes blog (using our inlinkz widget). If you upload to SCS, please use the key word FLLCDEC11. Use Flourishes stamps if you have them, but if you don’t please play anyway! The winner will receive our entire December release. You have until December 16th at 5 PM Eastern time to submit.
**Check the noon time challenge on the Flourishes Blog today for yet another chance to win! 
Happy hopping!
Barbara Anders
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Danielle Kennedy (you are here)
Dawn Burnworth
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle
Heather Jensen
Beate Johns
Jan Marie Caruso

37 comments:

Luanne said...

oh my gosh! one amazing card Danielle. I love the layers of scalloped lace, the color is just gorgeous and your pear just shine.


Luanne
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vickisunshine said...

Beautiful card. Wonderful colouring and layout. Those beads make it look so pretty.
Hugs
Vicki x

petra,s cards said...

stunning card i just love the special effect the little beads!!!
xx petra

Karen W said...

Beautiful card and these sets are just fabulous!!

Dawn B. said...

This is gorgeous. I bet in real life it rocks. Great job Danielle. I really like the sparkle.

Beate said...

Gorgeous! I love the beads you added. Wonderful card.
Hugs and smiles

Teri said...

This is REALLY gorgeous!

Theresa said...

Love the beads on the pears....super card! Worth the extra stamp. Great design!!

J.Beare said...

BEAUTIFUL! You always amaze! I love the sparkle and the spring time feel!

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Danielle! I love the microbeads on the pears!

Amanda said...

Oh Danielle, what a beautiful card, you've created! I have micro beads and have been hoping for some inspiration and I'm so excited to try them out after seeing your card!! I love the papers and borders, they really add that special something :) But I can't stop thinking about your pears and how you made them look!! I love it :)

PamS said...

I love what you did to your pears...the beads are a fabulous touch.

ChristineCreations said...

Swoon! A knock-out lady! Truly a gorgeous card.

Jan Garber said...

The best cards always cost so much to mail, huh!? I love those beads, so well worth every penny! Beautiful colors!

Linda Carson said...

Get out! Frosted fruit! Brilliant & creative idea! Gorgeous artwork!

Tanya said...

Oh, this is amazing! I'm glad you included the closeup, it looks awesome!!

Naomi said...

WOW, a GORGEOUS card and those microbeads on the pears are absolutely STUNNING! LOVING this new set...so beautiful!

Happy Holiday Hugs,
Naomi

Emily Keaton said...

Pears are tops at our house, too! LOVE those seed beads--what a great effect. :)

Rosemary said...

stunning card... love the addition of the sparkly beads!!

Janett said...

This is the most beautiful card I have seen ina long time.

Ravengirl said...

Whoa! that is gorgeous! Love the microbead look!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! The micro beads are just perfect! Greetings from Anne-Elise

Sewflake said...

They look just like holiday frosted fruit. Very pretty! Don't you just love those little beads rolling all over the place? So worth it.

Janet L. said...

Gads! That's amazing! The beads really look wonderful!! You're a clever gal!

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful and delicious pears!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Wow Danielle! I just adore you card! Love your felt ribbon and you use of mini beads! Stunning card!

Yogi said...

gorgeous. Love the velvet ribbon and border. lovely

Rene said...

oh I just love all the beads... what a stunning job.. TFS

stampqueen said...

WOW - I Love the beads!!!!

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! this is Absolutely Incredible and So Beautiful!! Holiday Hugs, Ila

Anonymous said...

What a pear you make indeed!!! This is smokin'!! Just love the look of the beads on there. Wow I'm loving your creations!!!
Beth Greco

Julie Koerber said...

WOW Danielle.. that is a beauty! I love the way you colored this and that glitz with the beads is so fabulous -- definitely worth the extra stamp! ;-)

Cindy Lou said...

Oh my! I simply adore this card and I am so impressed with the beads you placed on the pears! They are so cool and give a wonderful look to the image. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, that is a really stunning effect with the microbeads! GREAT design, Danielle! Just beautiful!

Barbara said...

FABULOUS idea on "frosting" the pears! I'm so going to CASE this idea, LOL! Gorgeous card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

your pears look awesome, I adore that extra sparkle to them.

Heather Jensen said...

I LOVE the sparkle you added to your pears. So very pretty. :)