Thursday, August 11, 2011

Flourishes August Sneak Peek, Day Two


Italian Garden GraphicAre you ready for another really gorgeous veggie set? Marcella Hawley has done it again! This set is Italian Garden and has so much going on!

For my project today, I decided to make a little gift set of some of the bounty from my garden. I canned some spicy tomato based bread dipping sauce and thought this was a perfect way to gift a jar. Here’s the set, with a card and a simple tag.

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I stamped the image on
Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic markers. I used the Poppy Collection for the tomatoes, and markers from the Copper Collection and the Sunflower Collection for the other images. The I cut it out with my Grand Calibur and my Labels Eighteen Nestabilities, sponged it with Distress Ink before popping it up on foam. For the bottom of the card base, I stamped the three herb images from the set in Soft Suede ink, stamped off once. I tried Versamark but it didn’t show up as much as I wanted. A little stitching and some homey gingham ribbon finished it off! The tag is very simple, cut with my Cricut and the image stamped lightly with the sentiment overstamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. The image was cut with Standard Circle Nesties and the mat with Blossom Nestabilities.

Here’s a closeup of the card.

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And, don’t forget the
Shades Of Sunset Challenge is still going on on the Flourishes blog. You have a chance to win the entire August release if you play along. This month we have not three, but FOUR new stamp sets to share! Deadline is August 12th at 5pm so what are you waiting for? 

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Also, be sure to check out the inspiration provided by the rest of the Flourishes Senior Design Team and remember, one of us is today's 

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If you don't want to miss your chance to win today's prize, it's a good idea to comment on every card that the design team has for you today, right? Right! Just sayin'..

  • Barbara Anders (you are here!)
  • Christine Okken
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Julie Koerber
  • Leslie Miller
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Sharon Doolittle
  • Tammy Hershberger
  • Makiko Jones


    Thanks so much for stopping by today!

    ~Supplies~
    Stamps: Italian Garden (Flourishes)
    Paper: Classic White (Flourishes);
    Kraft (SU!); Hello Luscious 6 x 6 pad (Basic Grey)
    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Soft Suede (SU!); Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
    Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur machine, Labels Eighteen, Standard Circles, Blossom Nestabilities (Spellbinders);
    ribbon, foam dots, sewing machine

    brownwendysignature
  • 41 comments:

    1. Fabulous! Perfect fall colors for the upcoming season. I just bought some red and white gingham ribbon and am excited to use it. Your projects are inspiring!

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    2. WOW! I simply HAVE TO HAVE this new stamp set! Gorgeous image...I love your colouring, the patterned paper, and that red gingham ribbon!

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    3. What an adorable card and gift set! This will be a great must-have stamp set!

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    4. wauw barbara this is tooo enjoy!!! verry stunning card, colours and image!
      xx petra

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    5. Beautiful! ...and what a wonderful use of this set!

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    6. Love this new image Italian Garden... and the way you used it again as a background on the tag.. very nice...!

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    7. What a wonderful gift set!! Love the layout of the card and your coloring is phenomenal!!!

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    8. This is gorgeous...got to have this set...so many possibilities.

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    9. Very nice gift set--are you going to share the recipe?

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    10. Love this set - tomatoes are my favorite summer food.

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    11. Your card and gift tag set are so pretty! Makes me hungry just looking at them. The herbs at the bottom in the lighter colour are such a nice touch. Lovely colouring on the image.
      Thanks for sharing! :)

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    12. Great use of this stamp set. Lovely work on your projects.

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    13. Pure perfection, Barbara! The card, the tag, your coloring....everything!! I love this new set!!

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    14. What a beautiful gift set! I love these images, and I love the way they are stamped on kraft! Loving the gingham, sigh, this set looks amazing!

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    15. I love this card - the colors are so warm and inviting. I can almost smell some yummy homemade pasta sauce bubbling on the stove!

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    16. Oh Barbarb your creations are STUNNING!!!!!!!! Flourishes supplied the GREAT images but you did them justice. Thanks for sharing. Your work is so good. ekciampo@yahoo.com

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    17. Very cute card, great stamp set!!

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    18. Wonderful gift set and so thoughtful. I bet the sauce is good. The tag is a perfect for the jar.

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    19. Love this set. The colors are wonderful.

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    20. What a great stamp set, I must have this one. Your projects are beautiful, I'd love to try your dipping sauce, it looks great and I'm hungry. thanks for the inspiration

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    21. What a beautiful set! Your work as always, magnificent!

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    22. Gorgeous AND yummy! :) Love the gingham with the BG papers!

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    23. Mmmm....I'll bet the sauce is as yummy as the card!

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    24. Awesome gift set - sounds yummy too! Aother great stamp set to put on the wish list....

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    25. What a lovely gift set! I adore the herbs you have stamped on the bottom of your card!

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    26. Oh YUM! I had to eat lunch after drooling over this beauty!

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    27. Awww-this is just so lovely!

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    28. what a pretty card. Love the set so far.

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    29. Well, that is just awesome, Bar! What a perfect little package! I would love to receive a gift like this. Mmm... my mouth is watering for bread sticks and dipping sauce!

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    30. Love this one. Your coloring is amazing. The stamped bottom with the herbs is fabulous. :)

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    31. Awesome gift set, Bar! Looks delicious! I may need that recipe! Beautifully done!

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    32. Oh that sounds and looks completely delicious Barbara! I love how the presentation shows off on this gorgeous gift!

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    33. One word pretty much sums up everything - the set, your card & tag, your colouring, your paper choices...

      YUMMY!!

      Have to go make a toasted tomato sandwich now... mmmmm, extra mayo!

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    34. Lovely card and tag! Your recipe sounds delicious and I'm sure the recipient will love everything made.

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    35. Ohhh yum!!! I love that bg stamping of the herb garden images!!

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    36. I love your projects, the kraft looks great with the reds and greens and the gingham ribbon.

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    37. This is so beautiful!!! I love how you colored the image!

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    38. This is so gorgeous and YUMMY! Love it!

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    39. Adorable set! That dipping sauce sounds delish! Love it!

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

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