Archive for February 10th, 2009

Living in Color-Day 1

When the art in this release was put on polymer, our designers just couldn’t contain their excitement for these images. It’s a new style. It’s got a new flavor. We hope you find it just as tasty as we do!

So, without further ado. Introducing our first peek!  Our theme for this month is Living In Color and this first set will wet your appetite to do the same.


For those of you that were at the Flourishes Release Party last month on our SCS forum, you know that the hint was given that one of the new sets contains a Peacock.  I am here to tell you that we do indeed have a beautiful peacock in our set that will be released on Friday at our Release Party on Flourishes SCS forum.  I hope you will join us for the chatter, fun and games and there will be lucky winners as well.

Strut Your Stuff is a creation by our newest artist, Lauren Pope.  When Lauren first interviewed with us, one of the items was for her to draw from her own conceptions a possible set for Flourishes.  The only requirement was that it be a 4″ x 6″ set.  What Lauren drew would become  a set and Strut Your Stuff was born.

The rarest of all peacocks is a pure white one.  There is one actually known as Whitey and he is said to be the most perfect of his species.  This card is  designed after a  photograph I have of a wonderful, rare, and regal all white peacock.  


Here is  my impression of this beautiful bird.  I imagine that it is as regal and majestic as a king or queen in  full coronation regalia.  This close up shows you some of the detail of the card….a lone feather was stamped multiple times using Brilliance White ink on vellum, then detailed with a Stardust pen to give it just a bit more of that dazzling wonderment of regal robes, then pearls of varying sizes were added.  The bird was stamped the same way and attached to gray cardstock.

Want to see more of the regal creature…….


            Here you can see the detailing to the image.  I used my Ranger White Essential and the Stardust pen in clear to add more depth and dimension to the bird.  The image was first stamped onto the vellum in Brilliance white and embossed with white ultra detail powder.  In real life the image just shimmers, but that shimmer is hard to catch by the camera.  

  The front of card shows the full majesty and regalness I wanted so to capture…you will notice that there is no sentiment …anything I attempted detracted, so that will be left to the inside of this card.

So here is my Regal White Peacock!

strut-your-stuff-release-2b1Now it is off to the coronation ball, don’t you think?


Supplies:  Strut Your Stuff

Papers: Vellum, Silver and gold mirror cardstock, white  and gray cardstock.

Kaiser Flat back pearls, ranger White Essential pen, Saukara Stardust pen(clear); Ribbon of dubious ancestory…(not sure how it got invited to such an elegant affair..LOL)

Pop glue dots

Viola! That’s it for my part of the sneak for today.  I invite you to visit all of the Flourishes Designers for their Sneaks..it is worth it…I know, I have seen their cards!  These ladies are all stars and their work this month is just as elegant but quite diverse ,so here is the list of their blogs:
Just check out their blogs!

Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Nancy Kirk

And, don’t forget to leave a comment on the Flourishes Newsletter for your chance to win a Strut Your Stuff set of your very own! The comments will close at midnight eastern and the winner will be announced there on tomorrow’s post!

You can come back and see if you won… AND.. check out tomorrow’s peek!

Want a hint for that set? You’ll want to unwrap this surprise!

Mark your calendar too for our Release PARTY!!!! We’ll host it on our Flourishes Forum on Splitcoast from 7 to 9 PM Eastern! Watch for more sneaks, games and goodies to giveaway! This party will also be the prelude to the launch of our sets in the Flourishes store! We’ll also announce the winner of our In Living Color Challenge. If you haven’t entered – click HERE to find out how you can win all three of our February stamp sets! That contest closes at 5 PM Eastern!

Today my wish is that your day be filled with blessings and your mojo overflowing.



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