Take a trip to the land "Down Under" to see a pair of beautiful botanicals alive in this island continent. In this set called Bloomin' Aussie Florals, Artist Marcella Hawley brings the Golden Wattle and Sturt's Desert Rose to life with these illustrations and pairs them with true Aussie sentiments!
My card uses the gorgeous Sturt's Desert Rose image in a bit of a unique way. You see, they don't typically come in blue; but I decided that they should! *grin* I used a couple of Flourishes Color Made Easy Collections:
They matched up perfectly with Echo Park's For the Record 2 Documented patterned papers. I am a real sucker for tiny floral patterns. I stamped the image on Classic White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored it with the Copic Marker Collections shown in the Color Made Easy Collections. How easy is that?! I did add some pretty Flower Soft to the flower centers for a bit of added texture. I also added pretty green pearls and a sweet Pistachio button, which is brand new to the Flourishes store. Yes, Flourishes now has BUTTONS to match the Color Made Easy Collections! Woot!
Rather than cut my image out by hand (blech), I used this...
A Silhouette Cameo Cut File to coordinate with this set! You'll find the new file HERE. And, if you click HERE, you will see the file in an .SVG format, to make it compatible with other digital cutting machines! We also have a cut file for the set we peeked yesterday called Stitched for You. You'll find the Silhouette file HERE and the SVG file HERE! I am LOVING the time it saves me!
You might think that this is the end of the excitement, but NO! We have more! Fresh off the manufacturing line comes a whole new line of custom dies! (Bet you were wondering about those gorgeous die-cut shapes on my card up there, eh?) These aren't just any shapes. They are special! Why? Because in addition to being nested template dies custom created by Spellbinders Paper Arts exclusively for Flourishes, these dies all offer pierced accents! Say goodbye to piercing templates - these dies do it for you in one step! They are all a part of the fabulous Perfectly Pierced Collection. Here's a peek! The first one is the one I used on my card today.
You'll see the rest of the designers using these dies in their posts today as well. I know we'll get asked if stamp sets are on the way to coordinate with these beauties and the answer is undoubtedly - YES! We just knew that you didn't need a coordinating stamp set to use these dies. We wanted YOU to enjoy them NOW! :-)
So, do you want to win some goodies or what? We'll have not one, not two, not three, not four but FIVE ways to win today. All you need to do is figure out...
And guess what -- today there will be FIVE mystery bloggers! So, the more love you leave in the form of a comment on these blogs below, the better your chances of winning!! We'll be giving away today's set - Bloomin' Aussie Florals plus we'll be giving away one each of our four new die sets! Now, those are some AWESOME prizes! So get hopping and amp up your chance to WIN!
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence <---You are here!
- Danielle Kennedy
- Heather Jensen
- Julie Koerber
- Sharon Doolittle
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
- Tammy Hershberger