Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Flourishes Sneak Peaks Day 1

Hi all and welcome to day 1 of Flourishes' Release Week fun! Today, we have a bouquet that is ripe for the picking and these flowers have a bit of a spring flair! Are you ready for the first peek?



A beautiful single tulip or a bouquet poised and ready to deliver to someone special - that's what you get with this Tulips for Friends illustrated by Marcella Hawley. Paired with six scripted sentiments, this set is perfect for all kinds of cards or creations for your friends! You'll want to stay tuned because we also have a Silhouette and SVG cut file to match this set! All sets and files will be available Friday so, you'll want to stick around and see what we have in store! Would you like to win this set? All  you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out who is the…


One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win!


The first time I'd ever seen a real tulip was in a bouquet my husband sent me when we were dating, and they were the most extraordinary pink I'd ever seen on a flower! So when I think of tulips, I think of those pretty pink ones, so I colored the single tulip like the bouquet I received.

I stamped out my Tulip image in Memento Rich Cocoa on Flourishes Classic White cardstock and chose not to heat emboss my image for a softer look. I colored my tulip in with Flourishes Lenten RoseGreen Grass and Olive Green Copic Collections. I cut out my image with Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals then matted it with Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames, to which I matted that with the largest Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals diecut. I placed all of my diecut layers on top of the large Romantic Rectangles and a Color Made Easy Pistachio cardstock to create my cardbase. I chose to use the Olive ribbon, a clear Sunflower button, some Metallic String and a diecut tag using the Tailor-Made Classic Tags die.
Because this is Day 1 of our release, I got carried away and made two cards, and this is my second one.
I stamped the Tulips out in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored them in with the EvergreenSunflower, and Beehive Copic Collections, then fussy cut it all out. I placed it on popdots over a Perfectly Pierced Frame diecut, matting it with paper from Teresa Collins and Sunflower cardstock from Color Made Easy. I used some Golden Rod ribbon from the Color Made Easy line, two Leaf Pins, an Ivory ButtonIvory Jute Twine and a Tailor Made Classic Tag, for my embellishments.

Before we get to the link list of talented ladies, you should know that if you like what you see on our designer's blogs, you can pre-order Tulips for Friends now right HERE! You can also order all three of our new releases as a part of our New Release Bundle! Click HERE to save 10% on our entire March release when you purchase all three sets in a bundle.

Ok, it's time to head on over and see the fresh picked beauties that our ever-so-talented design team created with our new Tulips for Friends set!

Amanda Havon
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Heather Jensen
Julie Koerber 

Silke Ledlow
Stacy Morgan


THE CLOCK IS TICKING TO WIN OUR MARCH RELEASE! 
If you want a chance to win all three of our brand new sets, you can still play in our Colorful Creations Challenge there will be a trio of winners here! BUT, you have to act fast — the deadline to enter is 5PM EST Friday, March 15th! You can also play in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge and win as well. Just click on the links for the official rules!

Coming up tomorrow -- we'll share one final set in a wildly popular Flourishes collection! It's a collection designed to keep the insides and outsides of your cards -- looking creative and sharp! So, stay tuned!

48 comments:

  1. Wow both the cards are gorgeous and I love the tulips, just beautiful!!

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  2. Gorgeous card, love your design. Love those tulips.

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  3. Your cards are just beautiful. I love tulips.

    Debbie S

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  4. Beautiful cards...your coloring is always so amazing, these look real!!

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  5. Amanda, love both of your creations! Your cards are always amazing. Fantastic colouring on both.

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  6. wow Amanda, both of these are gorgeous! Love the layers on the first one. And what beautiful coloring on your tulips.

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  7. Oh, I love tulips! And that bouquet of them is just gorgeous! Another set for my wish list for sure!!!!

    Tricia

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  8. I love the yellow tulips - great job of shading. They fairly jump off the page and so lifelike you can nearly smell them!

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  9. Stunning cards Amanda! I love the colouring of both your tulip images. Gorgeous details!

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  10. Gorgeous cards Amanda! Love the mono chromatic colour palettes and the layered die cuts. Beautiful new images!

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  11. The tulips make me believe that spring is actually coming! Beautiful!

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  12. Love both cards...but the single pink tulip is simply gorgeous. I love the color combo with the olive green.

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  13. Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  14. WOW! WOW!! WOW!! I'll be buying this set for sure!!!

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  15. Both of your cards are fabulous! The single tulip is just as stunning as the bouquet.

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  16. Hi Amanda,
    Lovely, lovely cards (x two!) Looks like a sweet release! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love both of your fabulous cards! Great coloring on both cards.

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  18. Love the single tulip stamp as well. Great cards.

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  19. Love the Pierced Victorian Oval.

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  20. Loving the looks of this set, and your cards are certainly droolworthy! Beautiful coloring and designs!

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  21. Classic flower for Spring, Tulips, and so beautiful. Love your coloring, especially love the Victorian Oval....thanks for sharing.

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  22. Gorgeous cards! Your coloring is beautiful.

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  23. These are both beautiful, Amanda! I really like what I've seen of this set so far!!

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  24. All that layering on your first tulip card is gorgeous Amanda...and awesome rich yellows and wonderful colouring on your second! Beautiful work!

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  25. Really lovely cards, Amanda - I'm really looking forward to the full reveal of this set!

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  26. Oh My Amanda, what gorgeous cards. The coloring is beautiful and your fancy cutting is just perfect!

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  27. I don't blame you getting carried away w/these gorgeous tulips! Both cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  28. Both cards are gorgeous Amanda!!!!

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  29. gorgeous cards...love the images and how you coloured them.

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  30. Very pretty tulip cards. I like all the special details on both.

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  31. Your tulips looks lovely! I adore them!

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  32. Both of these are wonderful Amanda. Great layers on your single Tulip creation and I adore the yellow flowers.

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  33. OH my what beautiful cards!!! I love tulips!!

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  34. What wonderful cards. The yellow tulips are simply stunning. Cheers.

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  35. These are both beautiful Amanda! I love the design of your first card, with the simple single bloom, and I love the richness and warmth of the yellow bouquet!

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  36. oh wow! Those tulips literally come alive on your cards! Love your coloring and color sense too! TFS!

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  37. Beautiful cards!!! Love all the layers with the pink tulip card and the coloring on both is perfect!!

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  38. I love tulips! This is gorgeous :)

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  39. Lovely cards! Your bows are so pretty! Fantastic coloring on your tulips! TFS God bless!!

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  40. OMGosh, these are beautiful! I especially like the 2nd one with all the yellow. Your coloring is amazing!

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  41. Really really beautiful. I love the golden yellow.

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  42. Great cards....love this tulip stamp....a must have.

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  43. Beautiful cards! Tulips are my favorites! Gorgeous coloring!

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  44. BOTH of your cards are LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!! They have a VINTAGE FEEL to them! FLORAL IMAGE & MAYBE the designer paper used help with that!!!!!!!!!! :)JUST LOVELY!!!!!!! :)

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  45. Two fabulous looking cards Amanda! Love them both :) !!!

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  46. Both are beautiful! Love the soft feminine feel of the first and pretty yellow tones on the second. :)

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