Welcome back for the final Flourishes October sneak peek! Another fabulous set from artist Marcella Halsey. This month is chocked-full of Christmas goodness so I'm one happy camper, how about you?
The last set we have to show you is Christmas Candles. I love candles, although I have this fear of fire so I don't burn them--I have candle warmers in pretty much every room, though, especially at Christmas. This votive image is so festive, don't you think?
This card is a two-in-one. It's a card and a gift--of an ornament. I stamped the votive image on Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with these Copic collections: Poppy, Evergreen, and Fields. Then I cut it out with my Grand Calibur and a Labels Ten Nestabilities die and sponged the edges. Then I popped it up on two sizes of Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornaments die cuts. For the bottom layer. I cut the patterned paper and then trimmed around the embossed line with scissors so the red layer ended up as a mat. I punched a hole near the top and added a seam binding loop for hanging, secured with a button and some baker's twine. The sentiment was stamped on a 2011 Heirloom Ornament die cut, embellished with red pearls, and popped up on foam.
And here's the inside, with a sentiment from the set, plus I added an ornament from Holiday Sparkles.
Be sure to check out the inspiration provided by the rest of the Flourishes Senior Design Team and...one of us is today's
Commenting on the designer's blogs will get you the chance to win today's set. Just sayin'...;-)
- Barbara Anders (<-- you are here!)
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence
- Danielle Kennedy
- Dawn Burnworth
- Julie Koerber
- Stacy Morgan
- Tammy Hershberger
- Sharon Doolittle
- Jan Marie Caruso
Here's a few things you'll want to know about this release:
- Take advantage of a special limited time only deal and grab up all four of our New Release Sets for October at 10% off the total price until October 21st, 2011. Get all the details HERE.
- Don't forget the Heavy Metal Challenge is still in progress until 5 PM tonight, October 14th, 2011. You still have time!
- A new kit is also being released today--Sunshine. Get all the deets at the Flourishes Blog.
- All winners will be announced on Saturday, October 15th, at Noon CST on the Flourishes Blog.
Flourishes is decking the halls to get ready for the Christmas season and we’ve stocked the shelves with a brand new 2011 Flourishes Christmas Catalog. This 20 page full color catalog offers a look at not only every Flourishes Christmas set that is available, but a handful of tutorials showcasing projects that are perfect for the Christmas gift giving season. It even offers a sneak peek at some of our Christmas sets for November! At just $6, this catalog is a must have!
OK, I think that's all from me! Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Stamps: Christmas Candles (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic White (Flourishes); Cherry Cobbler (SU!); Season's Greetings 6 x 6 (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Labels Ten Nestabilities, 2010 Heirloom Ornaments, 2011 Heirloom Ornaments (Spellbinders); seam binding, button, baker's twine, Copic markers, flat back pearls