Archive for October 11th, 2011

October Release Sneak 2

Today’s release,  Meet Me Under the Mistletoe,  grabbed my heart the minute Marcella sent us her concepts.  The final image is just beautiful.  I knew immediately what I wanted to do with this set.  Mistletoe is just so romantic and I wanted my first card with this set to be one that could be for the most wonderful person in your life, newlywed or 20 years down the road.  So I did just that.  This card is elegant, romantic, and soft.  I think I will send it to a dear friend that recently wed her knight in shining armor.

Here’s the card.

   It is white on white embossing with the mistletoe in pastel colors.  I just love texture on texture and especially when it is all white, well almost all white.  The two embossing folders are Cuttlebug, Kaisse’s Brocade and the smaller one is Sizzix, Frame Hearts & Vine.  I deeply embossed them both by running them thru the Grand Calibur a few times.  The mistletoe image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, of course on Flourishes Classic white paper, cut with Spellbinder Labels 18 which I also embossed.  While still in the die, I gently shaded the image area with Memento Angel Pink.  I then colored with these Copics……just a light touch.  Working on Flourishes Classic White I can control the saturation and maintain the lovely pastels without using only pastel markers.  No, I did not use every color from these collections, but a lot of them!

Then I added just a light touch of Sakura, Gelly Roll glitter pen.  Each of the berries was colored again very  lightly using the Cool Neutrals and a Ranger White Essential pen so they would pop.  The inside has just a simple stamped image of the mistletoe and the sentiment Merry Kissmas!

Check the  Flourishes Blog  for the details to have a chance to win sets from this release.  More there is a

There are more ways to win OUR ENTIRE RELEASE! Have you checked out our Heavy Metal Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how. You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges that we will post starting today and again tomorrow! Be sure to check back! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

Can’t wait until all of our sets are revealed Friday morning? Well, you can pre-order them now if you like what you see on our designers’ blogs! Just click HERE. You’ll also see that we are offering our special New Release Bundle again – 10% off if you purchase all four sets in one bundle!

Be sure to check all of the Flourishes Design Team

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Stacy Morgan
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle

Again thanks for looking in today for our 2nd day of release, there is more to come.  I hope to see you tomorrow.


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