Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Flourishes Release Week : Spring Blossoms

Hi all and welcome to day 1 of Flourishes April Sneaks! Oh my goodness, where does the time go? We are excited though because our April release brings a bevy of beauty that is ripe for spring. Starting with this little number......


Did you recognize the flow of these flowers? Well, you should! This gorgeous stamp set is the final set in our Blossoms Collection, this beautiful array of spring blossoms illustrated by Marcella Hawley features a bouquet, corner stamps, and pieces to create your own borders or frames. Add in four of all occasion sentiments and you have the perfect set to create cards for every day correspondence. Set measures 4 by 6" and is the perfect companion to sister sets Happily Ever After, and Letters in Blossom. If you like this set, you might also like our Summer Blossoms set featuring summer florals, our Autumn Blossoms set featuring Autumn florals, our our set Winter Blossoms with gorgeous late winter/early spring blooms.


I used Spring Blossoms, coloring it in with Lenten Rose, Dusty Rose, Dahlia, Fuchsia, Poppy, Sweet Pea, Sunflower, Daffodil, Beehive, Terra Cotta, New Leaves, and Olive Green Copic Collections. I fussy cut the image out and popped it up on popdots and placing it on a small die cut for stability, then mounted that onto a piece of old lace I found at a Garage Sale. I matted my background paper on a dark piece of Color Made Easy Rich Brown cardstock, then mounted them on to a lighter Rich Brown cardstock that I cut with a decorative punch along the side of the card. I added some Ivory Laurel Venise lace, some Color Made Easy ribbon from the Poppy Collection, called Basque Red, and a hatpin I made.

I enjoyed this stamp set so much I made two cards! So my second is a little softer and a little more pink!
Once again, I used Spring Blossoms and colored it in with Lenten Rose, Poppy, and Olive Green Copic Collections, that I fussy cut and popped up on popdots. I used the dotted frame image from Flowers and Frames set stamped in Memento Angel Pink (under my popped up flowers) and stamped out my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I used a Antique Frame and Accents, Spellbinder die cut, to center my image and give it some presence and stitched around the card. With some pink ribbon and Kaiser Blush Pearls, my card was complete.

Well, just as we have done in past release weeks, we offer our little guessing game of….



We don’t know which one of these ladies below will be the Mystery Blogger but one will, so leave comments on all of our designers’ blogs and you’ll be in the running to win today’s Spring Blossoms Stamp set!  Want to see all the beautiful things you can create with this gorgeous array of spring blooms? Head on over and see…..

   Amanda Havon
  Christine Okken
  Cindy Lawrence
  Danielle Kennedy
  Heather Jensen
  Julie Koerber 
  Maki Jones
  Silke Ledlow
  Stacy Morgan

As you make your way around blog land to visit Flourishes’ designers, you might notice that some of them are using a brand new 123 Create Kit called… Stationery Noted! Check out the lovelies in this kit!

To find out all the goodies in this color-coordinated, elegant kit, just click HERE! DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?
If you want a chance to win all three of our soon-to-be released sets, you can always play in our Summer Lovin' Challenge – there will be multiple winners here! OR, play along with the gals for this week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Check out the links for the official rules! Also, if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs today, you can pre-order this set (along with the other two sets as well). You can also take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off, when you purchase all three together in a bundle. All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release. So, be sure to stick with us this week as we unveil a whole new host of paper crafting goodies!
We’ll see you back here tomorrow for another new release sneak peek! This one is blossoming with beauty as well!


54 comments:

  1. Both your cards are so feminine, full and breathtaking! Your coloring reminds me to leave more white space :)

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  2. both cards are gorgeous! I don't know which one I like better!

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  3. WOW!!!!!!!!!!! What can I say! But WOW!! So Gorgeous and elegant!

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  4. Two stunning cards Amanda! You are an expert fussy cutter! Love them both.

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  5. Beautiful...love them both...the gorgeous colors of the first and the soft colors of the second...what a beautiful new stamp...Flourishes has outdone themselves again!!

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  6. Wow! Both of your creations are beautiful. The new stamps are amazing.

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  7. Loved them both....thank you for sharing!

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  8. Beautiful cards, beautiful images!

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  9. They're both gorgeous! Beautiful coloring, and LOVE those ribbons!!

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  10. Not one but TWO gorgeous creations! Outstanding beautiful they both are Amanda! Love the fussy cut flowers on the wood grain - clever! Love the soft colours you chose for #2! Both cards are stunning!

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  11. Can't pick between them, both lovely. Your tutorial on creating them is outstanding. Love Flourishes stamps and you have used them beautifully.

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  12. Both cards are just stunning!!! I really love the first one best though!!!

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  13. Amanda, both of these are absolutely breathtaking!!!! OMGosh! Your coloring is off the charts gorgeous!

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  14. OH My, these are just stunning!

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  15. Both of your cards are gorgeous!

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  16. WHERE DO I BEGIN???? You are only the SECOND BLOG I've gone to Amanda & I'm GASPING with DELIGHT!!!!!!!! (I LOOOOOOOOVE FLOWERS!) AND your cards are BREATH TAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) (PERFECT for Mother's day coming up!) (sigh!)

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  17. Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous Amanda! Love this new floral set and love the cards you created with it.

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous Amanda! Love this new floral set and love the cards you created with it.

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  20. Oh my, Amanda, your cards are SO Gorgeous!! Love the new set, and your colouring is wonderful!!

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  21. Gorgeous! I love the blossom series!!!!!

    Tricia

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  22. Both your cards are stunning, gorgeous. This is a very pretty stamp set. Mary L Schreiber

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  23. Your first card is so dramatic and striking! Love love the frame and your coloring ROCKS! The second is the other side where its delicate and soft, beautiful all around.

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  24. A-mazing cards Amanda!! So elegant and gorgeous. Your trimming skill is something I always admire!

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  25. Love your layout, awesome coloring, fabulous image.

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  26. Love your layout, awesome coloring, fabulous image.

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  27. Very pretty projects...love the woodgrain paper on the first.

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  28. Wonderful coloring and bow treatment on both.

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  29. These are just beautiful! I love how the color fades from the inside of the flower to the tips.

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  30. Oh my! This is just beautiful! I love your colors and how the flowers look so real. Beautiful! TFS

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  31. Just a beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Oh My Gosh, Amanda! Two beautiful cards, but my jaw just dropped at your fussy cut one. Love the contrast of delicate prettiness against the rustic background.

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  33. Wow this is fabulous, gorgeous and they are both fantastic!!

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  34. Your pair of cards is simply gorgeous! Love this new stamp set. :)

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  35. These are both gorgeous Amanda! Your coloring rocks!

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  36. Oh my goodness!! These are both gorgeous!!!

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  37. Both your cards are absolutely gorgeous! The flowers are colored beautifully! TFS God bless!

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  38. Two smashingly gorgeous cards, one ready for a rustic setting wedding and the other a care center blessing to a dear one suffering misery through a tough day. Topnotch cards to share for any occasion. mt23stamperatyahoo

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  39. Beautiful cards! Love the stamps.

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  40. WOw! Those cards are gorgeous, I can't stop looking at the "Miss You" card...over the top beautiful!!

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  41. Gorgeous cards Amanda, the coloring is wonderful.

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  42. Gorgeous cards Amanda, the coloring is wonderful.

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  43. I love flowers, and especially spring ones! This set looks scrumptious!! Love that 2nd card especially!

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  44. Wow...your cards are Gorgeous. I love the wood look in the background. Really makes those bold colors stand out. Wonderful job.

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  45. Amanda, both cards are gorgeous! You always use the coolest dies too :) !!! Hugs ~S~

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  46. Stunning colouring and cutting on the bouquet Amanda...so rich looking. Love the die you laid it on too!

    And the corner flowers look so beautiful framing the sentiment!

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  47. WOW! Your coloring on these gorgeous images are just perfect!!!

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  48. Oh....this is soooo pretty! You know I have to have this stamp set, right? Love your coloring! :)

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  49. Both are absolutely stunning! I love how good you are at the detailed cutting. The flowers are colored so well. :)

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Thank You For Your Kind Comments And Please Have A Wonderful Day!!