Friday, September 09, 2011

Flourishes Pre-Release Challenge

I know a lot of folks aren't really ready to say the four little letters F-A-L-L, but if you look down fashion runways, it's here and trend reports are already raving about the new "in" colors! So, as we get ready to turn up the shades of the season in our closets, why not incorporate some of those "it" colors in our cards as well?

These are the yummy colors that Pantone says are in for the fall season ahead!

HOW TO PLAY: Simply incorporate one or more of these colors on your card or creation and you'll be in the running! After you create your card, be sure to go to the Flourishes Blog and link up using our Inlinkz widget. You’ll need to share your link there to be in the running! You have until September 16th at 5PM EST to enter! This month we have 3 new stamp sets to share. The previews start next Wednesday and just think, you could WIN them all!

Now, when you make the rounds to our fabulous designers, you might notice something about their creations! A handful of them are using Flourishes brand new 123 Create Kit called Garden Girl! It's hot and trendy and guess what? It uses some of those fabulous "in" colors for fall! Check it out!

With this kit you get a 6 by 6 Bo Bunny Garden Girl Paper Pack, matching Bo Bunny jewels, 10 fun-filled daisy charms, 2 yards of 1/2" purple May Arts ribbon, 2 yards of olive green wrinkled May Arts ribbon and one yard of beautiful pleated satin ribbon in a lush chocolate brown! All of this for just $17. Think of the fun you'll have creating with all of these goodies! You can click HERE to pick up your kit before they are gone!
Time is movin' ON! OMGoodness, it's almost Christmas! People who know me well know this is almost true for me, LOL! BUT, for the time being we're going to savor Fall and what better way to do it than with this wonderful color palette and Flourishes September 1,2,3 Create Kit!

I chose to use the September flower from Flourishes A Year In Flowers, Set 3. I stamped it on Classic White card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, then colored it with Copic makers and cut it out with my Grand Calibur machine and a Labels Eighteen Nestabilities die. Before I took it out of the die, I sponged it lightly around the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink then layered it on a Labels Fourteen Nestabilities die. Then I popped it on on some fabulous paper from the kit, tied on a bow from the gorgeous ribbon included, and added some flat backed pearls, also included in the kit. All of this is on a base of Classic Ivory card stock.

So, now's the time to show us your fall colors. You can get all the details at the Flourishes blog HERE.   Need a little inspiration to get you on your creative way? Check out what our DT whipped up with these ever-so-pretty fall shades! You won't be disappointed, I'm sure :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I can't wait to see what you create!

Stamps: Year Of Flowers, Set 3 (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic Cream, Classic White (Flourishes); Early Espresso (SU!); September 1,2,3 Create Kit (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Labels Seventeen, Labels Eleven Nestabilities (Spellbinders); ribbon, pearls (Flourishes September 1,2 3 Create Kit)


  1. Hi Barbara,
    I love your card - your coloring is great and I love the way that the colors you have chosen harmonise together. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Anne P.

  2. Ohhh baby smokin gorgeousness!! Love your flowers, layout. Great colours too.
    Beth Greco

  3. Oh this is one beautiful package! The flowers you picked are just lovely the way you have them cloored! and the BOW, need I say more? It's just beautiful!!

  4. This is beautiful Barbara. I LOVE this set with these colors. They are perfect for the challenge. Great job.

  5. Great color combo ;) Love the layout too...gorgeous card!

  6. This is simply Gorgeous!! I love, love the papers you chose from the paper pack, they have all those lovely fall jewel toned colors I love. Your coloring is always so perfect too, I love it! :)
    - I'm so ready for fall :)

  7. I LOVE how you've used this kit! You picked the perfect set - colored it beautifully and paired it with the best papers too. Awesome Bar!

  8. Gorgeous card, girlfriend! LOVE that big, beautiful bow and the Asters are lovely! (I almost used that stamp, too!)

  9. Gorgeous card! Fabulous colors and paper! It's going to be a great season if these are the colors in vogue!

  10. Pretty pretty, great set to use with the kit. I like the big ribbon bow also, just so pretty.

  11. Lovely card--you're inspiring me!

  12. Beautiful card, can't wait for the new stamps!!


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