Monday, July 8, 2013

Dahlias

Welcome to Day 1 of the Flourishes July Reveal Week! Yeehaw! 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! And this, our first new stamp set....


 We are joining along with the Timeless Tuesday girls today while we are showing you our newest release.  The challenge this week is to use Acetate anywhere in your project or card (FTTC228). That's right, it's time to dust off those clear pieces of "paper" and create something fun and unique!

As you can see here, I used a piece of acetate from the backing of one of my stamp sets since I didn't have clear cardstock.  I backed a piece of kraft cardstock behind the acetate.  I then ran into the problem of how I was going to adhere it to my die cut cardstock.  First, I took a piece of Score Tape and adhered the acetate  to the cardstock behind the flower so you can't see it.  Then, I stitched the left side to hold it in really well.  And I love the way that little bit of stitching looks too!




SUPPLIES USED:  
DahliasGraphic

 ...are as though they are fresh clipped from the garden. These breathtaking Dahlias would be a prize on any card or creation. Illustrated by Marcella Hawley, this 4 by 6" set features two gorgeous main images plus five all occasion sentiments, perfect for all kinds of creations. AND...here's one way to win this gorgeous new stamp set for your collection...



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 Dahlias stamp set!
Now...on to our challenge...

Today we have both our Flourishes Finest Design Team AND our Friends of Flourishes Team sharing their "Seeing Clearly" inspirations with you! Take a moment and leave some love on all of our designers' blogs for your chance to win this gorgeous new stamp set.
Have fun!

CHALLENGE RULES

HOW TO PLAY: Everyone can PLAY and anyone can WIN! Here's how you can win…
  • Create a new card or paper-crafted project fitting the challenge. Flourishes stamps are not required, but if you've got them, why not use them?
  • Why not use Flourishes stamps on your creation?!? You will receive two ballots towards our weekly prize if you use our stamps! Hooray!
  • Include a link back to this challenge in your blog post or gallery upload.
  • Please ensure that you read the challenge specifics carefully. Please clarify in your blog post, how your creation specifically meets our challenge.
  • If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FTTC228.
  • One random winner will be picked from all of the entries to win the entire July release!!!
  • Deadline to enter is next Monday at 6:00 p.m. EST.
I also used the fun color combo over at MOXI FAB for the Tuesday Trigger.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather

49 comments:

Rosy Newlun said...

How sweet and pretty! You know, the stitching is what caught my eye first! It's just a gorgeous addition! I love your colors (Moxi Fab:) and what a precious card!

frommycraftroom said...

Gorgeous card. Pretty colour choices. Thank you.

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful! You work so well with these bright colours and your dahlia looks stunning on the acetate ... i love dahlias but they are always full of earwigs!

Karen W said...

Gorgeous card, I'm so excited about this stamp set, her flowers are the best anywhere!!!

Kathi said...

This is just beautiful! I love Dahlias so this is going to be a must have set for me! Love the use of the acetate and your stitching really sets it off!

~amy~ said...

super pretty heather!!!!

Theresa said...

Love the stiching for attaching the acetate. Beautiful Card!!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

VERY pretty, Heather! I really like the way you incorporated the acetate. I may have to try that!!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous Heather! Love everything about this card - the colours and beautiful colouring, the stitching and just the touch of acetate - love the way you layered it.

Lynne said...

Bright yellow is certainly summer. The flowers are lovely. Like that you can use the dahlias with or without the vases.

Lisa H. said...

soooo beatiful, Heather. LOVE the yellow, greens and Kraft combo. Makes my heart happy!!

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS Heather! Love the papers, colors, piercing and stitching, and those dahlias are just beautiful...nicely done!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!Love your colors!Great stamp!!!

Marsha Reed said...

Beautiful card! Love the stitching.

Katie Sims said...

Aren't you smart to use the backs on one of your stamps sets! I love how you stitched on the edge of your acetate and of course, I love the papers you used and that fab coloring! I think I could spot one of your cards anywhere! :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Heather I do love how you can put colors cardstocks together and make it look awesome. Beautiful colors, coloring and I like the clear cover you added. Beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Oh, Heather, that dahlia is gorgeous in yellow, and I love the pretty summer color dp's with the bit of kraft. I didn't know you could sew through acetate! That's a great way to attach it! Hope you're having a great week!

Jean Bullock said...

Great solution for the acetate panel. The stitching does look great. I also wanted to let you know that when I saw this card, my first reaction was that it made me feel happy to see it. Great job. Not every card makes me feel that way.

Petti said...

Great card! It's pretty!

Nana Griffin said...

Gorgeous and love the colors used!

Angel said...

Absolutely beautiful, Heather! Can't wait to get this set - it's stunning!

Pati said...

Fun flowery color combo. I like how you brought kraft & acetate into it. The little stitching on the die to hold it together adds so much! I like your piercing on the die cut too.

Becky said...

So pretty, Heather. I always love your cards and often look for inspiration.

Tamara D said...

Lovely work! The dahlias are beautiful and can be used so many ways.

Maria said...

Such a pretty card, Heather! Beautiful dahlias and wonderful stitching!

Kris B said...

Beautiful! Such pretty colors and the stitching on the die cut label is a wonderful accent! Perfect colored dahlias! TFS

jonim52 said...

Lovely card, lovely image.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

Love these beautiful, yummy colors! Such a pretty card with those wonderful dahlias. I have never thought to stitch on acetate before, but I love how it looks!

Davi said...

SOO Beautiful Heather! I love the colors and prints of dp you chose to go with the gorgeous image! Very clever way to used the acetate too :)

Diane said...

Beautiful card...and love all the stitching on it, too!!

alicaz said...

great colors and coloring too! Love the stitching between the layers!

Belinda said...

So pretty!

Linda Carson said...

Picture perfect!

Mona Pendleton said...

So beautiful! Fab job coloring the gorgeous blossoms!

Shannon White said...

Oh Wow!! This is Soo Beautiful Miss Heather!! Love your Pretty Dahlias and how you added the acetate! Soo Clever and Creative too! Love it! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

TLady said...

SOOO LOVELY HEATHER!!!!!!!!! PERFECT!!!!!!;)

Heather said...

So pretty!! I reuse my stamp packaging as my acetate, too. It's the perfect way to recycle. : ) Your flowers are gorgeous and the stitching on the side is a genius idea to help adhere the acetate.

loulou said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous colouring. I love that stitching too.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love all of the stitching and patterns you put into this card, the dahlia image is so beautiful!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - love the colors!!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--great coloring, paper choice and stitching.

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh...this is another gorgeous design! Love the colors and your use of the Clear CS!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great use of the colours from the challenge and I love how you used a kraft mat to make the image pop.

Ravengirl said...

This is darling! I love all the stitching and the die cut!

Dawn Easton said...

So so pretty, Heather! Beautiful layout and stitching! Gorgeous flower!

Allison Cope Israels said...

How clever of you to layer your acetate and die cut shape - love it! Gorgeous card for this week's challenge!

Cath said...

Hey Heather! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

StephInOK said...

Gorgeous card! Congrats on being Moxie Fab! :)

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