Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Love and some Color Throwdown

Hello all and welcome to Flourishes April Release week! One thing you'll notice, right off the bat, is that this release will have a very feminine feel! It's that time of year when we start to think about honoring the moms in our lives and watching parts of the world turn to spring! So, without further ado, let's sneak peek our first set!

Love and Lace Graphic

What's more beautiful than an antique cameo? This set illustrated by Lauren Pope showcases that feel. Stamp the silhouette in the center of this circle antique lace frame or use one of the six beautifully scripted sentiments inside. It's a timeless and classic image that can honor your mom or any new mom in your life! This set measures 4" by 6". This set is a perfect companion to our Antique Lace background stamp. It's another brand new stamp! See?

Antique Lace Graphic

The design team really pulled out all the stops with this set and showcased it so beautifully!

In addition to the Flourishes sneak peek I am also incorporating this weeks Color Throwdown challenge.   Joan is our hostess this week and she picked a beautiful spring palette!

swatch 187

I began by stamping the lovely Antique Lace background image with white pigment ink on lavender card stock and embossed it with Detail White ep.   I did the same with the round lace image from the set which I trimmed closely to the lace.  I stamped the mother and baby silhouette image on white card stock with a VersaMagic Dew Drop in Spring Pansy and cut it out and layered on top of the lace circle. 

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I used some patterned paper from the Basic Grey Kioshi pad matted with dark brown and wrapped with a faux suede ruffle ribbon and button with twine.  The sentiment was stamped on a tag I created with a Marvy punch.  I used a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch to create the flowers and set a Kaiser adhesive pearl in Champagne in the center of each. 

Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..

mystery blogger graphic

One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win!

With that bit of eye candy, you’ll surely want to see the design team’s cards and creations in full color when you take a trip over to their blogs!

SENIOR DESIGN TEAM

FRIENDS OF FLOURISHES TEAM

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE APRIL RELEASE? Have you checked out our Motherly Love Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which start today at noon with another one ushered in tomorrow at noon!  Both are fast-paced and fun challenges that will give you yet one more chance to win our full April release!   All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

And, don’t forget our New Release Bundle! If you buy all three sets in a bundle, you save 10% off the price. But, this offer only lasts through next Friday, April 20. So… you have to act fast! Just click HERE to see!

See you back here at noon! :-)

49 comments:

Amanda said...

Oh Danielle, I do believe you have stunned me! This is positively dreamy looking :) Why didn't I think of using white EP?? I love, love how your Antique Lace background turned out in white - Amazing!! :)

~ Amanda :)

Wendy Thompson said...

Your card is beautiful Danielle, I think the colours are just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing

joanieg said...

Love the colors and designs! Great Job!

petra,s cards said...

fabulous and colourful card!!! love the way you have stamped the lilac image!!
xx petra

jonim52 said...

Love your color choices and the layout is gorgeous.

Karen W said...

Very clean and simple, great go to card for many occasions.

Anonymous said...

Another real beauty!!! Love the BG dp with this stamp set. The little ring of purple really sets off the cameo. I also like your punched flowers.
Beth Greco

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Danielle!
Hugs and smiles

Theresa said...

Danielle, beautiful...lovely Mother's Day Card and love the colors! Great sets!

Laurie M. said...

Beautiful!!The colors are perfect!

Anonymous said...

Xiomara
Gorgeous card!

Julia Aston said...

Love the lacy look of these beautiful stampings Danielle! the white is wonderful on the purple and that silhouette is so sweet!

Carol Dee said...

That is the most BEAUTIFUL lace set ever! Very realistic. Pretty card, fabulous take on the color throwdown. :) Hugs....

Heather Jensen said...

Love the white embossed lace and pretty embellished tag. :)

hugs~

Yvonne said...

love the colors!

Rosemary said...

so soft and pretty!!

Kerri said...

This is just so sweet, Danielle! Those lace stamps are gorgeous and I just adore that image!

DianneInIdaho said...

I absolutely LOVE the white embossing with the new lace stamp! Your white on lavender is beautiful!

Anne-Elise said...

Love your card! Just beautiful!

Sue D said...

Very pretty and great color combo.

Becky said...

Gorgeous colors and love how you used the lace stamp.

Angel said...

oh my! i love the colors!!! STUNNING card!!!

Janet said...

What great inspiration! I love how you cut out that lacey circle!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Danielle these colors are beautiful, very light and delightful feeling all around. Beautiful card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving your card- the pretty colors really highlight the great image! The pretty flowers are a great embellishment too!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Danielle.

Hugs Riet.xx

Alma Dirpaul said...

Love the colors you chose. Hope to win!

Creations By Crystal said...

Your card is stunning! Love it!!!!

JoanneO said...

Beautiful card. Love your layering and the lilac color!

Peggysuez said...

Very pretty with the white on purple! Lovely card!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful lace stamps and silhouette! Makes for some very feminine cards. So pretty, Danielle!

Kathi said...

I love the soft, pretty colors! Just beautiful how you stamped the lace background on the lilac and embossed in white! Reminds me of an antique lace tablecloth!

Monica said...

Gorgeous card- love the touches of purple. Can't wait for this new set.

Ravengirl said...

How very pretty! Those are great colors together!

ChristineCreations said...

Those sweet little flowers are so sweet! Love how feminine the purples are too. Lovely!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Your card is gorgeous and you nailed that color theme! WOW!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely Stunning, Danielle....I looove the mother and child silhouette and what gorgeous lacy details!!!

Jan Garber said...

The lace is gorgeous! Screams vintage sweetness!

rlovew said...

Gorgeous card! Fabulous use of the colors in the challenge.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the purple with the white lace!!

elizabeth said...

Beautiful card. That image is just stunning.

Tammy Hershberger said...

The lace stamped in white pigment is fabulous, Danielle! Gorgeous card!

Mrs. Hill said...

Just LOVELY! The lace and wreath embossed in white on purple is just stunning. I LOVE the look of the silhouette in a shadow ink style like this. It just makes is so perfect!

Broni said...

Gorgeous, Danielle! LOVE that lace stamped on the lavender!! And all your flowers are SO pretty!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card, Danielle! Love this!

Lori said...

Danielle, this is so sweet! Love the look of the lace stamped on the lavender--so elegant!

Lynn Put said...

This is such a pretty Mother's Day card! Love all of the lace and layered flowers!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love that lacey BG! What a gorgeous card, Danielle!