Hi everybody and welcome back for another Timeless Tuesday Challenge AND a sneak peek at one of the new stamp sets for September! Trust me...you will NOT be disappointed! To get us started, lets take a look at this new set...
Welcome to Day 2 of our 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! Don't forget...
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
- 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!
"Make a Good Impression" - Incorporate dry embossing somewhere on your card or project. It could be an embossing folder, stencils, or even a household item for your embossing....just make sure you "Make a Good Impression"! (FTTC237)
Ok, now that we have all of the details down, let's get to the challenge today...I am the hostess this week, and as stated above, I am challenging you to "Make a Good Impression"! Here is my card for this challenge using the awesome new Holiday Topiaries set...
My image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on to Flourishes Classic White card stock. I colored my image with Copics then fussy cut it out. My sentiment panel is more white card stock die cut with Spellbinder's Classic Square die and embossed on the lower half with a large polka dot pattern using a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder. I stamped my sentiment from the same Holiday Topiaries set in red ink, added some gingham ribbon and matted it using some red card stock. More layers were added using some green card stock and green polka dot patterned paper. The polka dot paper is embossed with another Spellbinders square die and I sanded it a bit for a little detail. The card base is die cut from a Spellbinders Square Swatches die. Here is a closer look at this adorable new topiary stamp...
Coloring this little image couldn't have been easier. I'll even give you a little tip....you can color the entire tree with your lightest color green then go back with your darker greens and add random dots in between the leaves....it really gives you some dimension and makes those detailed leaves really pop. Then add your red dots for berries and call it a day! I did add some Ranger Glossy Accents on the berries to give them a little extra shine. Seriously....just few minutes and you can have this tree all colored in....simple as that! Here are the Copic Color Combinations I used....
And YG67, G28.
I hope you found some inspiration here to create your own dry embossed project, but make sure you check out all of the designers' blogs....and prepare to be "Impressed"! Don't forget to link up your project for a chance to win an awesome prize! I can't wait to see what you create! Until next week...have a great one!
Paper: Flourishes Classic White card stock, Red card stock, Green polka dot paper from My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland 6x6 pad
Stamps: Holiday Topiaries set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Red ink, White ink
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Squares and Square Swatches sets
Embossing folder: Polka dot folder from Lifestyle Crafts
Ribbon: Red Gingham-Michael's