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Archive for May 8th, 2012

Flourishes May Release Day 1

Hello Blog Friends,

Flourishes is ushering in three new beautiful sets this month.  Today we have a wonderful favorite that Marcella Hawley has penned. This beautiful set is filled with glorious detail.  So I will share with you a peek at Hydrangea.

Here is my creation.

This card was an experiment the entire way.  I made two cards just in case I messed up, I would not have to start from scratch.  To get a myrid of shades of blue I used my Copic Air compressor and so many shades of blue I cannot possibly post them here.  I applied ink to a piece of FLLC Classic White card stock and a piece of vellum,  spraying each color onto the two different layers of card stock.  Then I stamped my image onto the paper with Memento black ink.  I used my Copic blender to remove the color from the leaves, then colored them in using  a new Copic collection group, Pistachio.  It’s my new favorite green.  To brighten the card I applied dots to the flowers using a White Inkessential pen, to give them centers and definition.  The images from both the card stock and vellum were “fussy cut”.  I cut some additional flowers from the vellum and used small dimensional dots to give the image more depth.    I used a piece of bright blue cardstock that I cut using the Grand Calibur scallop circle, punched the entire piece with a Martha Stewart All Over punch, Stained Glass Pattern.  I edged the piece of white card stock with Spellbinder edgeabilities Classic Petal.  I used the Edge Only and Insert A dies.   A piece of ribbon bow and a jewelry finding into which I inserted a Clear stick pin that I colored with a blue Copic was the final touch.  I have to say this was a fun process and I am happy with the results.

Now you need to visit the Flourishes Senior Designers and see their wonderful creations.

There is more good new.  Flourishes is having a Spring Cleaning Sale!  Embellishments, Spellbinders, Embossing Folders, Tools and Paper.  Get a 15% off using the code SPRINGCLEAN at the time of checkout!  This sale will end on Sunday night at midnight May13,2012 EST.  New CHA is coming up very soom and we want to make room for the products that we will purchase at the summer show.

You also want to remember we have a Mystery blogger, so be sure to leave a love note to have a chance at each stop you make during the hop.

Head to the Flourishes Blog at Noon Today for the Noon-Time Challenge and your chance to win this set!
Play in our Home Sweet Home Challenge for your chance to win the entire May Release!
And all these sets are available for pre-order CLICK HERE!

Thank you for stopping in to visit.

Ciao,

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