Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Flourishes April Release Sneak Peek, Day One

Flourishes has some real lovelies for you this month--you will flip over these gorgeous sets!!! The first  one we're previewing is Orchids!!  Oh, my, goodness, this set is out of this world, folks!


When I started researching orchids for this card, I had no idea there were so many vibrantly YELLOW orchids. Did you? I wanted to do this one in yellow but only if it was accurate, KWIM? So, I was happy to find yellow orchids in every size and shape :)

I stamped my image on Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. Then I did some ticket corner punching on the corners and layered it with yellow and turquoise card stock. I have some patterned paper on there, too, but it's mostly covered up and is barely peeking out.


I thought this gorgeous image called for a luxurious bow to compliment it and a little bling (colored with a Copic marker) to accent the sentiment, which is also from the set. The sentiment oval and mat were cut out with my Grand Calibur and Petite Oval Nestabilities dies and popped up on foam tape.

Here are some other things you might want to know:
  • Flourishes' Spring Is Sprung Challenge is in full swing! You could win Flourishes' ENTIRE April release! Check it out HERE.
  • Join our DT for some chatter, fun, games and prizes! Our Power Hour Release Party starts tomorrow night, April 14th 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 Orchids 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, April 16th. 
  • 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! I have it on good authority that they're going to WOW you :)
Here are the Copic markers I used.


This card is also for Color Throwdown #137. You can get all the details at the Color Throwdown blog.

Thanks SO much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with a preview of another fabulous set that you'll definitely want in your collection.


~Supplies~
Stamps: Orchids (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); Citrus Mat Stack (dCWV)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Petite Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); bling; ribbon; Copic markers

29 comments:

  1. good morning what a lovely card!!! great collouring!!
    love the new sets!!!
    xx petra

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  2. So bright and light love your card.

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  3. Beautiful card, I preordered the sets and can't wait until they get here. Gorgeous cards!!!

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is GORGEOUS!!!!

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  5. I love yellow and never feel I do it justice, but you sure did with your coloring and the copics. Just a stunning card. tfs

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  6. Gorgeous, Barbara! That big yellow bow just sets those orchids off perfectly!

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  7. Gorgeous card Bar! I love the mats behind your flowers and wonderful sketch!

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  8. Oh this is so lovely, Bar! I looove how you colored the flowers and your bow. SOOOO pretty!

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  9. Barbara, I just love your phalaenopsis!! My Dad used to raise and breed orchids. There's even a cymbidium out there somewhere named after me! So I think I'll probably be seeing this stamp set at my house very soon!! Your card is gorgeous!

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  10. This is so stunning! I adore those sunny yellow orchids. Beautiful work. :)

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  11. So beautiful Barbara, absolutely stunning!

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  12. Beautiful! I love the happy, bright yellow.

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  13. This is so pretty Barbara.. I love it in the yellow.. Those are colors I seldom use but love.. Great job.

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  14. Oh, Barbara -- WOW!!! This is heavenly, just HEAVENLY! You Flourishes girls are making this flower-challenged gal want to give it another try with these gorgeous spring beauties today! Seriously. Have always loved your MFT work, but I think this is the sort of stuff in which your genius really SHINES! :)

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  15. Funny you should mention that about all the yellow orchids... I, also, did not realize how many yellow orchids there are. I love how you gave these the spotted throats. Such a cheerful and utterly gorgeous card!

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  16. Beautiful card with stunning colors.

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  17. The yellow is so cheerful and pretty. I like the corner accents, so very pretty.

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  18. Beautiful, Barbara! Those orchids really pop! Lovely colors!

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  19. Your coloring is stunning on this Bar! So full of joy with the yellow and I love the depth to the centers.

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  20. Wow. This is just stunning! Your coloring always amazes me!!

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  21. This is such a bright and pretty card. Looks like it was fun to do.

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  22. WOW, that is a wonderful pop of yellow!! I am not familiar with Orchids but I love your coloring and the image :) A Beautiful card, Barb!

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  23. Absolutely beautiful, Gail.. now I'm going to have to add a few new colors to my Copic Collection!!

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  24. love that orchid stamp. Your coloring is great.

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  25. This bright and sunny orchid just makes me want to smile! What a beautiful creation that's "happy" too!

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  26. This is gorgeous!! You did a beautiful job coloring in those orchids!!

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  27. Beautiful orchards....and like you I didn't know there were yellow orchards....wow...who wouldn't want to have these!!

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