Monday, September 10, 2012

Time for the sneaks to begin!

Hi all and welcome to day one of Flourishes Sneak Peeks for its Christmas release! We are starting early because we have FIVE new sets to unveil and want to make sure you see all of them in their full glory! Get ready for a fun and festive week ahead! There is definitely something for everyone on tap this week.Today, we start with a classic Christmas image and we know that it will be a favorite for years to come!

Introducing....



A beautifully adorned Christmas tree perfect for the season - that is what you get with this offering from Marcella Hawley called Trimmed With Love! Decked to perfection, this set features not only a main focal image but a mistletoe wreath, perfect for tags or packages, a handful of sentiments to adorn your cards or creations plus a trio of greetings designed to fit our Tailor-made Classic Tags Dies.

I stamped the large beautiful decked out tree on Flourishes Classic White card stock with Memento Rick Cocoa ink.  I used a sponge with the same ink to darken the edges of the panel…along with some distressing.   I then stitched around the panel and wrapped it with some kraft jute that I colored with a Copic Marker to make it a nice rich brown.

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I stamped the sentiment on a die cut from Fancy Tags Two by Spellbinders.   I inked the center with the die in place.  I added a few buttons from Basic Grey Jovial to the kraft jute and mounted it all on patterned paper from Authentique Wonder.
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…..

  

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! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to see the beautiful creations the ladies whipped up, comment and earn a chance to win this stunning set!
   
DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE SEPTEMBER RELEASE?
Have you checked out our Any Which Way Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! Play along in tomorrow's Timeless Tuesday challenge -- which is sure to be a fun one! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which kick off Wednesday and Thursday at noon! Our noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win our full September 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!
The good news? If you like what you see on our designers' blogs today, you can pre-order our Trimmed with Love set (along with the other four sets as well) and if you purchase all five sets, you can take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off all our new sets when you purchase it in the bundle.

The set our designers will peek tomorrow is a true classic -- think timeless beauty! You'll have to join us tomorrow to see for yourself!

51 comments:

tina said...

So beautifully elegant.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Would not have thought to stamp the tree in one color! Beautiful.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful!

Gloria Westerman said...

How I love how you coloring this with just ink....so clean and elegant...awesome job...and I hope this sentiment come with it...

jonim52 said...

Gorgeous, love the stitching.

alicaz said...

Wow! Great idea - this tree looks great without coloring too! LOve the die you used for the sentiment - very festive!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! The tree is so elegant looking without colouring it. Beautiful card. Love the buttons.
Beth Greco

Sheri said...

Oh my! What a different twist on this beautiful tree. You really made a beauty. Congrats!

Swr4him said...

Love the sepia tone!

michemilie said...

Wow. you've done a great job! Love the subtle beauty with a touch of color from the buttons. You have great ideas!

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful Christmas tree! Love the tag, the buttons and the stitching too!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Allison Cope Israels said...

So rich and beautiful Danielle! Love all the fine and delicate details! I'm gunna have to CASE this one ;)

Sue D said...

Simple elegant stamped in cocoa and with the fancy tag.

Betty Benton said...

Wow! You've shown us just how beautiful this tree can be when it is just stamped and no other color is added! Love your card!

TLady said...

Ooooo! VERY NICE!!!!!!!!! Kinda "Earthy!" Maybe, for those who live in the Country, like me! :) BEAUTIFUL JOB!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

ChristineCreations said...

The button and twine combo is so great with the neutrals. Great way to show off the versatility of the stamp Danielle!

Rosemary said...

so very elegant!!

Linda Carson said...

Most excellent artwork!!

Ravengirl said...

Really lovely! Thanks for showing the image simply stamped!!

Colleen said...

Danielle,
This could be made in mass and be just as beautiful as if it were colored up. Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

Love your card! Very different but classy.
Mary H.

Anonymous said...

Love your card. I really seeing the different ways the stamp can be used while visiting the teams blogs.

Peggy Lee

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous flourish and buttons Danielle!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card. Love that stamp.
Mary L Schreiber

Lea L. said...

This is really pretty! I love the scripty sentiment!!

debbie said...

Love this stamp and your rendition! So hope I win it, lol!

Sewflake said...

I like the stitching around the edges and the buttons with twine you added.

Joan V said...

Love the simplicity of this card. And the buttons add the perfect touch. Thanks for the inspiration.

Moira said...

Gorgeous creation-love the buttons as the bit of color added to your design!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh so pretty Danielle. I love that button trio. :)

Hugs~

Patti P. said...

I am in love with the rustic look of your card, the buttons, twine and distressing make for a gorgeous card.
Love seeing all of the different examples.

Alaine said...

The uncolored card was great!Worked so well with this image.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

How cool, never thought to not color the tree. This looks awesome Danielle!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Danielle, color sneekers to ya! What an idea of simple elegance in a Flourish feature Christmas tree stamp to snap the eye back to the image from the color spots four or five times! Nice go, girl! Creative! mt23stamperatyahoo Keep Looking UP!

Teresa Case said...

Your card is delightful!

loulou said...

What a great idea to not colour the beautiful image and lets the gorgeous design speak for itself. Love the stitching and distressing too. cheers Linda

Brenda said...

Beautifully elegant!!! You have really shown how wonderful this stamp is all on it's own.

kathy s said...

wow- that's all I can say -thanks for sharing

Karen W said...

So soft and elegant. Gorgeous tree and card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great simply stamped image and use of jute and buttons.

Miriam Prantner said...

So elegant and timeless! Love how this looks and those buttons/twine are perfect!

sheila said...

this is such a refined and elegant card! I love the restrained take that you used with this image. It is an image that can be used both simply or elaborately!

stampqueen said...

Great card - I already have some vintage style cards in mind for this set now :)

Liz Williams said...

I always enjoy seeing this fabulous DT in action on sneak peeks. This tree is fabulous done in the white. Love it.

Tracy said...

I like how this card turned out, thanks for the inspiration.

Silke Ledlow said...

Danielle, I love how you stamped the tree in the background and brought out the sentiment...brilliant! ~S~

Theresa said...

Very elegant ....love the tree in one color..and the square design.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Danielle! I love how stunning this image is even uncoloured.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Love this card, so fabulous.

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE the stitching, and the fact that you colored the jute to give everything a nice mono-chromatic look!