Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday #228 AND a Sneak!

Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday!  This is absolutely my favorite time of the month....reveal time!  Welcome to Day 1 of Flourishes July Reveal Week AND our Timeless Tuesday Challenge! Since the beginning of Reveal Week coincides with the Timeless Tuesday challenge you are going to get to see creations from both the Senior Design Team AND the Friends of Flourishes Design team, so you are going to have more inspiration than you know what to do with!!  :)  The wonderfully talented Deborah is our hostess this month and the theme of the challenge is "Seeing Clearly" (FTTC228).  All you need to do is incorporate acetate in your card!  Piece of cake, right?  You can check out all of the details here.  But first, are you as excited as I am about seeing what Flourishes has to offer this month?!?  We are simply giddy about introducing our first of FOUR new stamp sets this month.  Don't forget, you'll have many instances to WIN some of our new stamp sets for your very own!  So let's get started!!  Here is our first new stamp set...




Don't these look as though they have been fresh clipped from the garden?  These breathtaking Dahlias would be a prize on any card or creation.  Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this 4" x 6" set features two gorgeous main images plus five all occasion sentiments, perfect for all kinds of creations!   And here is one way to win this gorgeous new stamp set for your very own...





You need to find out who today's Mystery Blogger is!  Hidden among the Design Team is one Designer who has this set to give away.  Comment on that blog and you could win today's beautiful Dahlia stamp set!  



Now, on to our Timeless Tuesday Challenge....


I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this Dahlia image!  Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers so I was ecstatic to see this stamp set.  The acetate was a bit of a challenge because I have not really done much in the past with it.  I made a little acetate window for the sentiment.  My first attempt to heat emboss on it ended up a warped and jumbled up mess but I was not going to be deterred!  I tried again with much better success.  The key is to let your heat gun heat up for a bit before you start embossing and then to move your heat gun on and off of your image until your embossing powder has melted.  I did still have a tad bit of warping but by the time I adhered it to my die cut, you really can't tell!  And speaking of die cut....SIGH...this is the newest member to my die family....isn't she beautiful?  I recently purchased this at my most favorite stamp store ever, Impressive Ideas.  It is a bit of a trip for me, but so totally worth it!  The ladies there are the nicest people and the store is chock full of stamps, paper, ink, ribbon, dies...you name it!  The minute you walk in, you just feel at home!  I can't wait for my next trip there!  The die set is from Marianne Design and it came with all of the dies to make this card plus one more that I didn't use! I have been saving her for a really special card and this stamp set was perfect! I edged that gorgeous panel in another favorite of mine, the Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing pen.  If you have read many of my posts, then you know I have a love affair with this pen...it really gives it a classy edge, don't you think?  And speaking of classy....here is a close up of this amazing stamp image...


The detail in this image and the sentiment is unbelievable and I cannot tell you how fun it was to color!  You are wanting this set now, right?  Well, you can win it....all you have to do is get those fingers to typing and leave some blog love for our design team!  Remember, one of them is the Mystery Blogger!  And after you finish with that, then get those fingers inky and enter our Timeless Tuesday Challenge!  C'mon, it'll be fun AND you could win a prize that way too!!  With all of the beautiful inspiration you are sure to find with all of these wonderful designers, there is no reason not to play along!  I am so glad you stopped by today and I'll be looking for your creations!  Have a great day and remember to check  the Flourishes site tomorrow for Day 2 of Reveal Week!

~Katie

Supplies:

Stamps:  Dahlias
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo BlackRanger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Krylon 18KT Gold Leafing Pen, Versamark 
Paper:  Flourishes Classic White card stockFlourishes Clear Cover card stock, My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart" and "Be Happy" 6x6 paper pads
Dies:  CreaTables Square Set by Marianne Design
Other:  Pearls and White Embossing Powder from SU!, Atyou Spica clear pen
Copic color Combinations:

 

 
 
 

And YR30, YR31, RV69, Y18, YG01


35 comments:

  1. Your first two pics didn't show up for me, but the exquisite dahlia card did -- took my breath away! I love the layers and colors you chose to use!!!

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  2. I can't see the first two pics either. However your card is gorgeous the white background makes the red pop. Thank you.

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  3. Totally gorgeous and I love this stamp set!!

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  4. Beautiful card! Great stamp!!

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  5. What an absolutely elegant and stunning card! Beautiful coloring and I love how you used the acetate!

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  6. Katie, this card is absolutely stunning! Love the way you coloured the beautiful Dahlia image and the touch of gold is perfect on your beautiful die cut layers.

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  7. I agree, this is a stunning card. The die cuts are fabulous, the colors lucious and the new stamp set wonderful.

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  8. Gorgeous card! Love the colors and love the dahlia!

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  9. Such an elegant beauty! I knew you would have such a classy design. I love the gold details and pretty die cut card base. :)

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  10. Wow!!! Okay I think I NEED this die now. Fabulous new shaped die, love the lattice feel to it. Now on to your Dahlia.... THUD!!!! Your coloring is rich, gorgeous and perfect girlie. I can tell you love it just looking at this. Gorgeous use of the acetate. Had to giggle at your embossing attempt, glad you stuck with it as this is fabulous. Impressive ideas is an awesome store the owner is super sweet and they do like Flourishes there. ;-)

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  11. Well, Girl, you did it again--it's GAWJUS!!! You've made that dahlia look so dimensional with all the wonderful shading. Fab composition on the card layout, too. Oh, and I can't forget...your signature gold edging rocks! Guess I'm going to have to break down and get that die...it is beautiful! I thought it was only one die, but now that I know there are multiple dies, it's definitely worth the investment. I'd love to see your "warped and jumbled up mess!" I've done that before, too. ;) Have a wonderful week!

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  12. Fantastic. Love the die cut. Thanks so much for telling us about the gold leafing pen. I had no idea it existed and it added a special touch to the card. Definitely on my wish list. The heat embossing on the acetate looks great - I'm glad you didn't give up on it. Wonderful job.

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  13. This card makes me speechless! Love every detail of the card!

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  14. WOW! Lovely use of the dies, beautiful flowers, wonderful addition of the gold leafing. Just WOW! Beautiful!

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  15. Words can't describe how gorgeous this card is!

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  16. Gorgeous coloring, fabulous image.

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  17. Stunning!! Such a beautiful die cut frame and the flowers are colored so perfectly!! I love the gold leafing! TFS

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  18. WOW!GORGEOUS CARD!!!Love the design,Great coloring!!!

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  19. Katie, this is BEAUTIFUL! Wow! Gorgeous frame, super way to use acetate, and that flower is sooooo pretty. Lovely card! Hugz!

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  20. Oh Katie you are a delight. Beautiful stamp and I can see why you wanted that die. Uh-amazing!!!! I so wish we had a local stamp store. :-( If Flourishes doesn't sell out of this set after everyone sees your card I'll be surprised. Another stunner sweetie. Hugs!

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  21. Beautiful card. Thanks for the hints on using embossing on acetate.

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  22. What an absolutely stunning card, Katie. That die is "to die for", no pun intended of course. LOL. Your coloring on the dahlia is beautiful. And the window sentiment turned out great in the end.

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  23. OK!!! DONE FELL OFF MY SEAT with this card!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! It makes me SMILE!!!!!!!!!!!:) LOVE IT!!!!!:)

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  24. You're right, this dahlia set is gorgeous and so is your card! That little bit of gold pen is the perfect finishing touch.

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous. I love how the sentiment appears to just float. The gold gives such an elegance to the finish and your colouring of the dahlias is stunning.

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  26. Katie, this card is so beautiful. Can you give us more info on the dies you used..it looks like 2, and I want to make sure I order the correct ones. Thanks for sharing you gorgeous work.

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    1. Hi June! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. The die package I have just states Marianne Design CreaTables Square Set but the designer is Anja van Laar and when I Googled the set it came up as Anja's Squares by Marianne Design. Hope this helps! :)

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  27. Katie, I think your card is STUNNING!!! Love it...so elegant! Hugs ~S~

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  28. This is gorgeous--love the die you used.

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  29. Beautiful card - love how you colored the dahlias and love that die too!!!
    I really enjoy both the stamp stores in Atlanta - but as its about 5 hour drive from me I don't get there often...sigh.....

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  30. Katie, Many thanks. I'm so glad I asked because it wasn't the dies I was looking at after all. I'm so glad I signed up to follow your blog. You're an inspiration!!!

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  31. So pretty, love the placement of the flowers and perfect die cut choice. I love the versatility of this stamp.

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  32. wow this card blew me away...it looks so pretty to put in a frame..great job!

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  33. What a gorgeous card! The detail is amazing!

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  34. Holy canoly... you never cease to amaze me Katie! Totally love the die you used to create your clear window design! Your colouring of the dahlias is just eye-popping! Another incredibly beautiful creation!

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