Welcome to Day 2 of Flourishes fabulous September release week! Today both of our Friends of Flourishes Team and our Design Team will be showcasing a wonderful new stamp set created by our beloved artist Marcella Hawley. Marcella has packed this beautiful 4x6 stamp set called "Holiday Topiaries" with an array of beautiful holiday decorated greenery and 3 seasonal sentiments to match their holiday vibe. This sweet holiday stamp set will surely make an appearance on your homemade cards, handmade gifts, tags and more this season!
For my card, I chose to work with a natural color palette. The card base is Classic Ivory, the layers are from the Evergreen Color Made Easy Collection, and the patterned papers are from Teresa Collins' Fabrications paper pad. The fancy die-cut layer was made with Spellbinders new Captivating Squares die set. I centered that with Spellbinders Classic Squares.
I wrapped a length of Natural Striped Cotton Ribbon, green velvet, and some Gold Metallic String around the center of the card, tying the Gold Metallic String off in a pretty bow. I centered the bow with an Olive Button, and added a Leaf Trinket Pin and pearl stick pin for flair.
I stamped the topiary image on Classic Ivory with Memento Espresso Truffle ink, and colored it with the following Copic Marker Collections:
I then cut the image out and popped it up with double-sided foam tape.
Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day. Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances, so comment away!
- Allison Cope
- Broni Holcombe
- Cheryl Lea
- Christine Okken
- Cindy Lawrence <---You are here!
- Deborah Anton
- Heather Jensen
- Jenny Gropp
- Julie Koerber
- Katie Sims
- Maki Jones
- Silke Ledlow
- Stacy Morgan
- Tosha Leyendekker
- Kathy Roney, our September guest designer
DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?If you would like a chance at winning all five of our soon-to-be released September sets…
- You can play in our Get in Shape Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY September 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
- All five of our September sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all five sets together in a bundle. This discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
- All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
- Come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!
Thanks for stopping by today, friends!