Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Flourishes March Release Sneak Peek, Day One

Today is day one of Flourishes' March sneaks and we've got a gorgeous set to preview for you today. But don't we always?


I actually have a Lenten Rose blooming right now--it's so nice to see these gorgeous flowers in late winter when there's nothing else blooming--it lets us know that Spring really *is* around the corner. The images in this set are a great size for coloring and I had such fun doing it!


I stamped the image on Classic White card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink before coloring with Copic markers. Then I "fussy cut" it out. For the card base, I'm using Basic Grey's Kioshi paper, around which I machine stitched. With more patterned paper and Spellbinders' Petite Oval Nestabilities and my Grand Calibur, I cut out the next element, matting it with a scalloped layer. I stamped the sentiment at the top of that element, and tied a silky ribbon under it (it's really a dark purple, not black--I couldn't get it the right color without washing the image out). Finally I popped my image up on foam and added some flat back pearls for balance.

Here are some other things you might want to know:
  • Flourishes' The Cut Above the Rest Challenge is in full swing! You could win Flourishes' ENTIRE March release! Check it out HERE.
  • Join our DT for some chatter, fun, games and prizes! Our Power Hour Release Party starts tomorrow night, March 17th at 9 PM Central time! You'll find the party at the Flourishes' Member Company Forum on SCS! New sets will be available for purchase after the party!
  • Save a BUNDLE with Flourishes new release bundle! Purchase the entire release for 10% off! You can check it out HERE
  • You can win this set by leaving a comment on the Lenten Rose post on the Flourishes blog.
  • All winners with be announced in the Winner's Circle post on the Flourishes blog at 12 noon CST on Saturday, March 19th. 
  • Pre-order for March releases is now open! Get all the information HERE!
Now, be sure to hop around and see what the rest of the Flourishes team has for you using this set! 
This card is also for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge. Get the details at the Color Throwdown blog.


Thanks SO much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with another set sneak. You're going to love it, too :)

~Supplies~
Stamps: Lenten Rose (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); Elegant Eggplant (SU!); Kisosh 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Petite Oval and Petite Scalloped Oval Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); ribbon, flat back pearls, foam dots (craft store); Copic markers; sewing machine

29 comments:

  1. love the colours of your card and that rose looks gorgeous

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  2. Wowee! Love how you paired these flowers with the patterns of Kioshi! Makes me think of a wallpapered parlor from days gone by. The white margin around the flowers really helps them pop. Great card, Bar!

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  3. Love the way you cut out your flowers Barbara.. This is beautiful. Great card..

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  4. Beautiful, Barb! Lovely colors, DSP and bow...love it! I love how you've showcased this beautiful image.

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  5. Oh Barbara, this is beautiful! I love the purple bow and your fancy cutting job is fabulous!! I can never seem to keep it equal all around the edges.
    Beth Greco

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  6. What a gorgeous card. Love this image...off to check out everything for this month. Your LO and papers are perfect with the rose. Tfs

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  7. Oh this is beautiful! Love your coloring and the paper is perfect.

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  8. Beautiful card! Love your colors and the new image is wonderful!

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  9. Barbara you did a beautiful job on this one... for sure. and taking the time to cut out the flowers was will worth it...
    Very nice!

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  10. really pretty. Such a wonderful floral stamp

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  11. WOW!! Barb, this is an AMAZING card!! I love your design and papers! And not to mention a fabulously colored AND Cut image!!! :)

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  12. Barbara you paired perfect paper with this card...love the layout and the soft purples...so stunning!

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  13. Lovely card, Barbara! Your colouring is perfect. And that bow shows up on my screen as a deep and gorgeous purple - yum!!

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  14. Perfectly coordinated papers and LOVELY as heck stamps!! Off to check those out! Of course, your coloring is as amazing as always! Perfect!

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  15. Ooh...that is SO prettyI I really love the image and your coloring, of course, looks amazing. That purple ribbon is very rich looking,too!

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  16. Gorgeous! Flourishes is the best for floral images--just stunning!

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  17. Barbara this is lovely. The paper you used is great. Spring feeling all around.

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  18. Gorgeous card, Barbara!
    Hugs and smiles

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  19. Gorgeous card, Barb! Love that richly colored ribbon and your awesome cut-work! :)

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  20. Oh my word...another gorgeous design. You're such a huge inspiration!

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  21. This is SO pretty!! I love the way the deep purple bow complements but doesn't overpower your gorgeous flowers!!

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  22. Another absolutly stunning design! Love your color choice for the roses, so beautiful!

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  23. Incredible card Barbara! Just simply stunning!

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  24. Beautiful. Love the way you cut the roses out.

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  25. GORGEOUS! LOVE the Kioshi paper with these colors... it's perfect! Those flowers are stunning, GF!

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  26. Beautiful, Barbara! Wonderful coloring, pattern, and design! Lovely card!

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  27. That purple is so pretty and I love your layout! Gorgeous card!

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  28. Love the stamp and your colors &DP are yummy!
    Jan Gavin

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Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!

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