Thursday, December 13, 2012

Bloomin’ Beautiful!

It's day 2 of Flourishes' Sneak Peeks for December and today brings a beautiful illustration that's a part of a collection that Flourishes is offering to make your world bloom.... all year long! Introducing......

Part of The Blossoms Collection, this beautiful array of late winter blossoms illustrated by Marcella Hawley features a bouquet, corner stamps, and pieces to create your own borders or frames. Add in a trio of all occasion sentiments and you have the perfect set to create cards for every day correspondence. Set measures 4 by 6" and is the perfect companion to sister sets Happily Ever After SS199 and Letters in Blossom SS198. If you like this set, you might also like our Summer Blossoms set featuring summer florals or our Autumn Blossoms set featuring Autumn florals.
Pussy Willows are one of my favorite bushes and they never last long…unless you cut them and bring them in for display!  They dry nicely.  My husband snapped off a big branch one year while mowing the lawn, so I picked it up and stuck it in some water and now I have two large bushes.  They root and transplant very easily. 
I went very simply in my image and design because this is a sympathy card.  I like to keep them simple and elegant without embellishments. 
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First I die cut Flourishes Classic White Card Stock with the Perfectly Pierced Classic Hour Glass die . Then I stamped the corner floral image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers.   I added some white flock to each of the catkins on the pussy willow stems to make them feel realistic.  Then I stamped the sentiment.  To create the mat below the image panel I just traced the outside of the die on to patterned paper and cut it out so it was a little larger than the die cut. 
The patterned paper is all from the MME Sunshine paper pad and just a strip of sheer black ribbon adorns the card. I just love this spray of crocus and pussy willows!   The floral images in this set are so versatile and I will be using it often!
Would you like to try 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 who is the…
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 gorgeous creations that our ever-so-talented design team fashioned using these beautiful blooms!
DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE DECEMBER RELEASE? Have you checked out our Let's Hop Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You have until Friday, December 14th at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! Word on the street is, there might be more than one winner chosen for the Let's Hop Challenge! 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 this set (along with the other two sets as well) and if you purchase all three sets, you can take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off all our new sets when you purchase it in the bundle. What fun! All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release. So, be sure to stick with us this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper crafting goodies!
We’ll see you back here tomorrow for our final new release sneak peek! This one is part of a continuing collection that gives you mix and match sentiments for any and all occasions! All of our new sets will also be live in the Flourishes store -- can you hear us all squeal? We're excited to share! See you tomorrow!

29 comments:

Dianne Guilinger said...

This would be great for a sympathy card.

Linda Carson said...

Oh that's gorgeous! It's CAS but screams volumns!

Amanda said...

This sure is one elegant card! Love it!
Thanks for sharing!

Karen W said...

Beautiful clean and simple card, this would work for so many needs.

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous card! I love the papers and color combo.

Joan V said...

Beautiful card. I love the clean and simple design of your card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous sympathy card! Love the brown and yellow combination. So pretty and warm ~ perfection!
Beth Greco

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Really soft, pretty and subtle.

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is a lovely sympathy card Danielle. Love the simplicity and colours. The corner image and sentiment fit beautifully on the new hour glass die - love it!

naneruth said...

This is so lovely. Love the colors.

Silke Ledlow said...

Such a pretty comforting card Danielle!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

I just LOVE this set, and the sentiments seem like a perfect addition. Beautiful card!!!

JoanneO said...

Great sympathy card. I love the patterned paper and the simplicity of the card.The flower is just perfect for this card.

Rosemary said...

simple, but oh so beautiful!!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful Card Danielle,
So simple yet so elegant!
The perfect card for anyone having difficult challenges in their life. Your colors are so warm and comforting.

Sue D said...

Lovely sympathy card!

TLady said...

VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOVE the little flower in the corner of your die!!!!!!!! :) AND the paper piercing the die does!!!!!! :)

ChristineCreations said...

Simply elegant Danielle! Love the delicate yellow crocuses!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very warm and thoughtful feeling (and not because of the sentiment) your papers and design. Beautiful card.

Pattie said...

The the whole 'feeling' of this card. Great die cut shape too!

Diane said...

How dainty and pretty..love the soft colors!!

Julie Koerber said...

So very clean, classy and elegant! LOVE the soft looking design -- it's so ... YOU!

Shanna Shands said...

Great job. The papers really make the image pop.

zehra said...

Lovely card, so elegant

Anita said...

Thanks for sharing. Your card is lovely.

Mary-Anne V said...

such a great simple design for the occasion. Love the die.

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE how you did this with that die, Danielle! Simply gorgeous!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Gorgeous!!! Love that you used the new die! Great job!

Heather Jensen said...

CAS beauty! Love the classy papers and flowers around your frame. :)