Flourishes Sneak Peek... Winter Berries!

Hello all and welcome to day one of Flourishes sneak peeks for October! The clock is ticking to get those cards and creations done before the holidays hit. We're happy to report Flourishes has a handful of new sets guaranteed to help you shine this Christmas! Our first set is one that delivers an elegant flair!


Flourishes has taken the beautiful Cotoneaster plant and gave it a holiday flair with this new 4" by 6" set illustrated by Sam Pickard. The long and lean berry spray will add a dash of elegance and pop to all of your holiday cards and creations. We've paired this lovely image with six scripted sentiments crafted by the talented Dina Kowal.

Welcome to our first peek for October everyone!  You are going to love this new stamp set, especially for making some of those handmade holiday cards this year.

Today I chose to take my card in a vintage holiday type direction.  I love mixing all kinds of patterned papers with my stamping projects so I pulled out some fabulous Graphic45 papers and went to town!  
I started off my card using Flourishes Classic Ivory Cardstock for my card base, greeting banner and my stamped image.  After layering and stitching my patterned papers, I matted them with a quick piece of our Classic Black Cardstock.

I wrapped my patterned paper layer with a frilly piece of Satin Pleated Black Ribbon and added a pretty little bow in "Chocolate Brown" Seam Binding Ribbon.  Believe it or not... they actually go together quite nicely!

I stamped both my berry image and my greeting from the new "Winter Berries" stamp set using Memento "Black Tuxedo" ink and then coloured them using the following Copic Collections:
Thanks for joining me today!  The Design Team created some wonderful creations showing off these beautiful winter berries. While you're hopping and looking at their cards, don't forget to try to figure out....

Mystery Blogger Graphic

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 of winning.

Do you want to win Flourishes' October Release?

  • If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released October sets…you can play in our Christmas with a Twist Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY October 11th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our October 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 three sets together in a bundle. This discount will only be available through October 18th, so you have to act fast! 
  • Keep in mind, all of these sets will be live first thing Friday morning in the Flourishes store along with the coordinating cut files for this release. 
  • And, don't forget to come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday, October 12th for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!

Be sure to stop on by tomorrow when we share a set that will have you longing for those days when the snow starts to fly!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

Supplies:
stamps:  Flourishes (Winter Berries)
cardstock:   Flourishes Classic Ivory & Black
patterned papers:  Graphic 45 (Typography)
die cut shapes: Spellbinders
ink:   Memento, Copic Markers
ribbon:  Flourishes
other: thread.

38 comments:

  1. Pretty card - like you I love to mix all the different DP's - this one looks great!!

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  2. Just beautiful, loe the greens you used in the leaves.

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  3. I love your card, so much pretty to take in. Love all the patterned papers you used in your design layout and the winter berry spray is so beautifully colored. Love, love, love it!

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  4. Beautiful, very festive. Love the green leaves, they just make the card pop.

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  5. This is gorgeous! I love the warm feeling of it, and the various DPs make it so cheerful. I was excited to see that the sentiment you used is in this set too!

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  6. Absolutely stunning card. I love the selection of the patterned papers and the black really makes them and the beautiful image pop.

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  7. Love the vintage look of the card! So many wonderful details--the design, the papers, the ribbon, the stitching, and of course the beautifully colored focal point.

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  8. Beautiful...love the DP you used with this new image!

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  9. Very pretty colors, and so cheerful, too!!

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  10. Love Sam's image. Wow, your dp is fantastic and really makes a cheery card. Puts me in a holiday mood. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. What a fun card, and the coloring on the leaves is amazing. It is fun to see this set used as fun and formal.

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  12. Love the plaid dp, Beautiful image and card.

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  13. Love these new Winter Berries. Great combo of pattern papers.

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  14. Love the cozy warm vibrancy of this card Ally! The patterns are awesome together. I love the vivid greens you used on the leaves too!

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  15. Oh how beautiful, Ally! I love all the rich color in the patterned paper, and in your coloring, and the zigzag stitching on the circle is just perfect! I love it!

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  16. Beautiful, I love the plaid DP behind the image.

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  17. Ally, Striking doesn't even begin to cover this card! I love the way the berries just pop of your card with color --- fabulously done!

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  18. Great papers, layout and coloring!

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  19. You always inspire Ally!! I love your bright leaves with the beautiful plaid background!! And the hanging sentiment flag is the perfect addition!! Gorgeous card!

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  20. Fabulous card Ally! Love the mix of designer papers and the beautifully coloured image.

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  21. Quite handsome in coloring, colors, design and textures! That's makes it picture perfect!

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  22. So pretty, Allison. I like the way you cut out the stamped image. :)

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  23. What a fabulous card, Ally! Love your choice of papers, colors and of course coloring! Fantastic trimming job too.

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  24. Gorgeous - what a fab mix of dp!!

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  25. Love your wonderful use of all of the patterns on this card, Ally.

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  26. What a bright and happy combination of colors!

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  27. What a beautiful job of combining these pretty patterned papers together and love the way the image extends out of the circle.

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  28. Gorgeous card Allison!!!

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  29. Pretty card! Love the layers of patterned papers! The image is lovely! TFS

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  30. Beautiful card. Great choice of papers. TFS.

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  31. Love the mix of patterns and colors in your lovely card.

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  32. Love the vintage feel of your card, great DP's, layering and the border trims. The winter berries stamp is just lovely, great coloring!

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  33. Super fun card!! You've inspired me to use different patterns (that I normally wouldn't choose for a holiday card) when creating! And I totally agree about the trims! They absolutely "go" together on this great vintage inspired card! ^_^

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  34. Very nice large image...love the layering.

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  35. Even the name has a wonderful sound to it as you have shown with the card that you created. Loved everything about it! The layers, coloring the stamp.

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  36. What a pretty card. LOVE it. TFS.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    designsbydragonfly.blogspot

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  37. Lovely homey feel to your card. Wonderful!
    <3 J

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  38. Wow... now those are some vibrant leaves, very pretty.

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Thanks for brightening my day. I read each and every comment.
Hugs,
Ally.