Hello all and welcome to a very special kick off to Flourishes' January Release! Not only are we ushering the new release in with a fun-filled Timeless Tuesday Challenge but we are showcasing a set designed to honor Flourishes' owner and founder.
Wisteria, Peonies and Bearded Iris -- all three of these flowers are favorites of Flourishes' founder and owner Jan Marie Caruso. Sentimentally illustrated by Marcella Hawley, these beautiful blooms honor the lady at the helm at Flourishes. Three breathtaking flowers paired with three beautifully scripted words and five accent words. This 4" by 6" set is sure to be one you reach for just to send creations to friends far and wide for any and all occasions! Would you like to win this set along with the other two sets being released this month? All you need to do is play along with us!!! We have a special treat for you today -- two actually! First, in honor of Jan Marie and this very special set, Flourishes' Senior Design Team is joining along in this challenge to give you double the inspiration! As you hop around getting inspired on ways to "Get In Shape", don’t forget to try to figure out….
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.
Jenny Gropp - you are here!
Occasionally a set comes out that you just instantly know is going to be a favorite! A real go to set that you can just see using over and over... today we are revealing the set Flowers for Jan. It's gonna be in my top favorites for a good long while! I just love it, the florals, the sentiments... just lock me in the room with paper, ink and some Copics along with this set! With Katie as our hostess this week challenging us to make a shaped card, which I love doing along with such a pretty new stamp set, this TImeless Tuesday had me all smiles!
Look how pretty that flower stamped! Of course I'm using Copics and my go to ink is Memento, Tuxedo Black in this case. I stamped the flower and sentiment, then taped the Keyhole Die over it and traced the inside of the die with a pencil. I then hand cut around the image, allowing the flower elements to stick outside. I later ran the die through using brown paper to get a fitted layer.
You can see I added a soft background using the 2 Copic Markers in the picture. I added several layers of R000 until I got the shading I wanted.
TIP: If you use pencil to trace the dies and hand cut, erase all pencil marks before coloring with Copics. Otherwise the pencil will not come up after a Copic has gone over it!
Here are the Copics I used to color the image. I wanted to leave more white tips than I did.... but my hand was faster than my mind!
And the finishing Copics.... I always like to throw a little random yellow or brown in leaves. G43 and G46 are most certainly my most used leave colors.
On the inside, I simply stamped a portion of the pretty peony in the corner. I added a layer to my liner as well using Perfect Layer Rulers.
Here's the up close. The Spellbinder's Die Lattice Rectangles is used to create the card base, I used the largest die in the nesting set and it will fit nicely in an A2 envelope.
- Stamps by Flourishes: Flowers for Jan - NEW
- Dies by Flourishes: Tailor-Made Keyhole Die Set #CD001
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cameo Coral SU
- Paper: Brown Bazzill Heavy Weight- Candybar, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Echo Park 6x6 This and That
- Other: Spellbinder's Lattice Rectangles #S4-319, Copcis, Bow Easy Tool, May Arts White Wrinkle Ribbon, Foam Tape, Perfect Layer Rulers