Introducing... Chrysanthemum

We are so excited to be back with a new round of beautiful stamps for you this August!  Today's stamp set is a new offering from illustrator Sam Pickard and it showcases the unique blooms of the Chrysanthemum flower that is a staple for fall color and bouquets.  This 4 x 6 set contains several arrangements of single or grouped flowers, a buzzing bee, plus wonderful sentiments around a sunshine theme.  It's sure to bring wonderful cheerfulness to your designs on those crisp Autumn days that are coming. And for even more creative options, we'll have a cut-file available for this set as well on Friday.

So we want to show of some of our Chrysanthemum creations to you today and there's a chance for you to win today's set! All you have to do is find:

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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.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?
If you would like a chance at winning all three of our soon-to-be released August sets…
  • You can play in our Colorful Creations Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY August 16th at 5 PM EST.  Check out the link for the official rules!
  • All three of our August 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 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!

Along the way this week as you're hopping you'll notice the beautiful goodies from our new 123 Create Kit called Isabella.  Be sure to check it out. It's our way of pulling together all of your design elements so you can create beautiful things!
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If you want to see this kit and all it has to offer in the store, just click HERE. And, one more piece of fun news for you! Just in time for release week shopping, Flourishes is sweetening the deal by offering an..... 

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Overstock Sale! If you click HERE, you can take a trip to our SALE page where we've added hundreds, yes hundreds of items! Keep in mind, some items are listed at retail prices. It's only when you add the coupon code OVERSTOCK25 that the 25% will be deducted from your total. This coupon code will ONLY work on SALE  PAGE items. We have inks, paper, embellishments, ribbons and even overstocked stamp sets. On those items with sale prices, you will be able to take an ADDITIONAL 25% off! It's the deal of the season! So click HERE to shop early for the best selection!
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Hey everyone!  You are going to LOVE this new stamp set!  It's so jam packed with not only gorgeous images but some beautiful sentiments too!  Here's what I created using the new Chrysanthemum stamp set...

I began with a piece of Flourishes Classic White Cardstock (yup! I did!) and I stamped each one with a chrysanthemum image using Memento "Rich Cocoa" ink.  I took a few of the Chrysanthemum stamp set sentiments, inked them up with the Rich Cocoa ink again, stamped off on a scrap piece of paper and stamped them on the back ground.  I also created a mini panel using the single Chrysanthemum image as well.
I used the following Copic Collections to colour in my chrysanthemums:
 


I added a touch of simple Gold Metallic String and some gold pearls to each card...
I hope you have a great time hopping along and checking out all of the amazingly talented members of the Design Team.  Your next stop is...  Christine Okken.

Join us back here tomorrow where we'll show you a gorgeous set with a view!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

Supplies:
stamps:  Flourishes (Chrysanthemums)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic, Bazzill
die cut shapes:  Spellbinders
ink:  Memento, Copic, Ranger
string:  Flourishes
pearls:  Micheals
other:  thread.

41 comments:

guilinger2 said...

These are truly beautiful, like a piece of art. It would be hard to part with a card this pretty!

Linda Carson said...

Wow! Both cards are quite lovely! Love the colors, coloring and your background!

Kathy Jones said...

WOW Ally!!!! These are absolutely Stunning!!! Love, love, love the colour combo and how you used these stamps!! :)

Tamara D said...

Beautiful cards!

frommycraftroom said...

Lovely pair of cards. Your colouring is amazing. Thank you.

Colleen Howell said...

I love both of them, the way you softened your background and the flowers as well

jonim52 said...

Lovely card, gorgeous image!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful!

Theresa said...

Lovely cards! Great use of the stamps and color.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely stunning Ally! Love the vintage feel of these cards and the beautiful way that you coloured the focal image. Thanks for the inspiration!

HappyCrafter said...

These are fabulous! What great images and the warm colours and sharp design are very impressive

Kim said...

I love your card and this set!! I like the vintage look with the cream paper. Beautiful coloring of the flowers!!

Nana Griffin said...

So very pretty! Wonderful coloring on the flower.

Rosy Newlun said...

Ally, your flowers JUMP off the soft and lovely vintage-y feel of the background. And the sentiments ARE written beautifully - love them!

Joyce Casaldi said...

So soft and pretty! Lovely!

ChristineCreations said...

Girl, these cards are so great! I really love how the cocoa ink gives the flowers a different feel when coloured. Really warm creative designs! Thanks lady again for jumping in :)

Pattie J. said...

a super image with super coloring. soft and pretty.

Becky said...

That is the most gorgeous Chrysanthemum ever!!!

lisa808 said...

Pretty samples.

TLady said...

WOW ALLY!!!!!!!! :) Your cards are GORGEOUS!!!!! They look VINTAGE!!!!!! AND the images are colored WONDERFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!! They look like I could just PICK THEM OFF THE PAGE!!!!!!!!:)TOTALLY STUNNING!!!!! :)

Bobbi's Paper Trail said...

WOW... this is such a pretty card. They look like you can just touch and smell them. Beautiful work! TFS

JoanneO said...

I love the two cards. The colors are so right and the brown really works. Thanks for sharing the cards.

Makiko Jones said...

Both cards are so stunning, Ally! Love the soft flower image you created...They are bold, yet delicate at the same time. Beautifully done, girlfriend!

Petti said...

Love both cards!

Heather said...

So beautiful!!! Love the vintage feel to these and those gorgeous mums really pop against the neutrals.

Marsha J Reed said...

This is so beautiful! I love the mums.

Helen said...

Just beautiful, Ally! Gorgeous colouring....and I love that stamped panel!

Terry said...

Fall tones feature Flourishes Chrysanthemum floral art eyecatchingly. Great stamp for guy card or an entire bouquet gracing a non-occasion greeting. Good go, Ally. Keep Looking UP!

D- said...

I love all of the wonderfully creative ways you used this set on your card.
Simply gorgeous. TFS.
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Terry said...

Fall tones feature Flourishes Chrysanthemum floral art eyecatchingly. Great stamp for guy card or an entire bouquet gracing a non-occasion greeting. Good go, Ally. Keep Looking UP!

Damohicane said...

Such a pretty card with beautiful colors.

shirleydb said...

I love how you incorporated so many different stamps into one card and it is so stunning!

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like your coloring and the panel stamped in cocoa.

Sewflake said...

Stunning color!

Angel said...

So beautiful!! Love the warm colors!

Joan V said...

Oh my goodness, these cards are just beautiful. Allison, I just love your style. Sam has really done a beautiful job illustrating this flower. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl O said...

Love the stamp, love the card!!!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty! I love how you stamped the single flower to make patterned paper. This has a pretty vintage vibe to it as well. :)

Kris B said...

Gorgeous! Love these flowers! The background you made with the smaller flower is very pretty! TFS

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Stunning!! Stunning!!! Stunning!!!! Love how your sketch with the bloom on the vertical panel and the pop of the flower! How creative, gorgeous, and oh so striking!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are gorgeous! wow... love love the warm feeling of these.