Today I have two cards which feature three of the Flourishes newly released Christmas sets.  The first card is made with the large poinsettia image in the “Poinsettia and Boxwood” set.  It also uses one of the sentiments in the “Holiday Greetings” set.

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The images were all stamped using Ruby Red classic ink and VersaMark.  (I have two VersaMark pads.  One is kept clean.  The other is almost black as I often use it to put VersaMark on a stamp that already has ink on it.  Such was the case here.  Because of the “dirty” VersaMark ink, it changed the color of the Ruby Red ink to more of a brownish color.)  The flowers and sentiment were stamped on Basic Grey’s “Two Scoops” designer paper and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  Two of the four cutout flowers were stamped on the darker of the two pink papers in the series.  (This was also how the background panel was made.)  One flower was stamped on the plaid and one on the dotted design.  The patterned flowers were cut out in whole.  The pink flowers were cut out around selected petals.  I watercolored the centers of the smaller pink flowers with Ruby Red reinker.  Once it was dry I added Stickles.

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Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood – Set of 10 Stamps

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Flourishes Holiday Greetings – Set of 19 Stamps

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The second card uses the new “Sleigh Ride” set.

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So where’s the sleigh?  Well I just couldn’t resist those cute little miniature images.  I made a scene, sparkled it up with my Stardust Clear Glitter Pen and some Stickles and framed it with a metal tag.

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I finished the card with some dotted May Arts ribbon and Kaiser rhinestones.

Flourishes Sleigh Ride – Set of12 Stamps

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Last month Flourishes offered a discount on the new releases – this month they’re offering you an even better deal! From now through Monday, October 13, get 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER!!! So, now is the time to load up on that great Basic Grey paper and matching brads, or perhaps some luscious ribbon.  To get the discount you must put this code in the promotion code box at checkout: RSC88  Now, because you have to put that code in the promotion code box, you will not be able to enter the code for which design team member inspires you.  So…just send Flourishes an e-mail at [email protected] and they will reward your favorite designer!

To see more cards or projects made with this week’s new releases, check out the other Flourishes Design Team and Friends of Flourishes blogs:

Barb Schram

Faith Hofrichter

Julie Koerber

Linda Duke

Leslie Miller

Cindy Lawrence

Joan Bardee

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Poinsettia Card

Stamps: Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood and Holiday Greetings

Papers: Whisper White, Basic Grey Two Scoops DP

Inks: Ruby Red Classic and Reinker, Handsome Hunter Classic, VersaMark

Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Stickles, Gold Cording, Aquapainter, Heat Gun

Winter Wonderland Card

Stamps: Flourishes Sleigh Ride

Papers: Real Red, Whisper White

Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Bashful Blue Classic, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Only Orange, Certainly Celery Markers, Stardust Clear Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen, Copic Multiliner 0.1

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder, Metal Tag, Snowflake Brad, Kaiser Rhinestones, May Arts Dotted Ribbon, Stickles, Blender Pen

 

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