Introducing... Anemones!

There are some sets that are so touching and fit a purpose that you really needed. Something that conveys those messages of concern and care that is really meaningful, and we think this is one of those beautiful sets.  

We're please to introduce to you....

The latest offering from artist Sam Pickard is a perfect stamp set to have on hand to let your friends in need know that you care. This 4 by 6" set features a beautiful bunch of Anemone flowers, a single stem, plus five beautifully scripted sentiments all with a calm and caring message. We think you'll love it and we're excited for the Design Team to show you what they have in store today...

Mystery Blogger Graphic 

There's another Mystery Blogger to find today. 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.

With only a few days left of school for my son, I knew I had one last teacher's gift to make.  I wanted it to be simple and easy so here's what I came up with...

I started with a rectangle of Flourishes Classic White Cardstock (approximately 4 1/4 x 3).  I used a large Post-It Note to mask of a section of the rectangle, then I used Copic Y15 and air brushed it on, towards the top of the masked area.

Then I took Copic YR16 and airbrushed it towards the center of the area.

Then finally I took Copic R14 and airbrushed it towards the bottom of the masked area.  Then I carefully removed the masks.

Then I took some Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink and stamped my Anemones over top of the air brushed areas.  I wanted some of the flowers to pour over into the white space.  I backed each panel with Flourishes Classic Black Cardstock and added it to a Flourishes Classic White Cardstock card base...  so simple but pretty!

Each card is slightly different...  Some of the airbrushed areas are larger than others.
 Some have single Anemones on them...
 ...and some have the large bouquet image on them!
For the final part of my gift set, I made a simple A2 Card Box to send them in.  You can see the tutorial on how to make that here at Splitcoaststampers.

For the focal image on my box top, I used the beautiful Tailor-Made Classic Keyhole Die and some gorgeous "Tiger Lily" seam binding.  I also used some African Daisy cardstock from the Color Made Easy "Sunflower" Collection to create the base for my gift box.

Now... check out what the rest of my fellow designers have created using the fabulous new Anemones stamp set!


If you would like a chance at winning all four of our soon-to-be released July sets…
  • You can play in our It's Sketchy Challenge – there will be multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY JULY 12th at 5 PM EST. OR, play along with the gals for this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Check out the links for the official rules!
  • All four of our July 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 four together in a bundle.
  • 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!
Join us back here tomorrow for a Summer set that's ready to PARTY!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by:  Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Anemones)
cardstock: Flourishes (Classic White, Black & African Daisy)
patterned papers:  Echo Park
die cut shapes:   Spellbinders
ink:  Memento, Copic
ribbon:  Flourishes
other:  thread.


  1. This is truly gorgeous!

  2. Very beautiful, I love how simple but stunning they are.

  3. Gorgeous clean and simple design and such a wonderful gift.

  4. Love the coloring, gorgeous image.

  5. Such a fabulous idea for a gift, Ally. Your box and cards are really lovely and such a great way to colour them, too x

  6. Love your cards and gift box. Love this technique...unique look and seems so simple.

    These are GORGEOUS ALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I HAVE a Copic Airbrush system! AND I'm involved in the Summer Card Camp 2 right now----I JUST grabbed my COPICS & pulled out THE COLORS for the week!!!!!! MAYBE, I'll give THIS a try!!!!!!!!!:) WOW!!!!!!! THANKS ALLY!!!!!!) LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the BOX TOO!!!!!! :) WHOEVER gets these will be EXTATIC!!!!!!!:)WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  8. What a beautiful gift set! TFS!

  9. What a fabulous box gift set. Love these and you did such a great job. Love the sunny warm colors too. :)

  10. Lovely box set. Who wouldn't love it. Thank you for sharing such detail description of your how to.

  11. Beautiful gift set with this amazingly detailed new stamp image. Love it!

  12. These are absolutely stunning Ally! Love this new image simply stamped onto the beautiful background colours and love how you made each card different.

  13. Fabulous idea for a card set. Simple, yet elegant

  14. These are all lovely! What a wonderful set of cards with a box for someone.

  15. Very nice cards, what a great gift idea!

  16. Great gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Your card set and box are simply gorgeous! What a wonderful gift idea! Thanks for the link to the box tutorial!

  18. Beautiful gift set!!!

  19. Very pretty set of cards--I like the airbrushing.

  20. Wow! So simple but each card looks fabulous! Gorgeous box to hold them, too.

  21. Beautiful and inspirational! I need to try this technique! Looks awesome!

  22. Oh..I love how you shaded the background and then stamped the image!!! BEAUTIFUL!

  23. What a GORGEOUS way to do a clean and simple card! Thanks for sharing, Ally!


  24. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it - thanks for sharing!

  25. Beautiful technique!!

  26. What a stunning set of cards!!! I really do 'want' an airbrush!!

  27. Beautiful work! I love the simple but elegant design you used. I just recently made a card box like this!


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