Are you ready for more Flourishes fun? If you missed yesterday’s Timeless Tuesday post, you missed the kick start of Flourishes August release! (And a chance to win it!) So, click HERE to check that out! Today, our fabulous designers are showing off a set that is fresh picked. It’s a bouquet of goodness fresh from the flower garden!

Freshly snipped from the garden, these herbs and florals are ready to be enjoyed. This set illustrated by Marcella Hawley features three different bouquets all designed to be set in an old fashioned mason jar for a down home feel. This 4″ by 6″ set also features two perfect all occasion sentiments as well. Wait until you see just how gorgesous this set is! If you like what you see on today’s designers’ posts, this set is available for pre-order now HERE!

Our design team has some hand-picked inspiration — just for YOU!

I was a bit of a last minute Nellie and made my card yesterday. I saw the gorgeous creations my team mates had already done and decided to use the image that had been used the least. I have to tell you, I LOVE all three bouquets. I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock, cut and embossed with the 4th smallest of the Card Creator Matting A Basics dies. The image was colored with Copic Markers (V12, V14, V17, Y15, Y17, G20, G21, G24, G82, G85, G94, YG11, YG13, YG17, BG000, BG11, C1) and the edges were sponged with Antique Linen and  Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

The image was adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with the next bigger Matting Basic B die. Two pieces of white cardstock were cut and embossed with the Lace Doily Motif die. One end of each piece were cut off and the pieces were assembled for a rectangle background. The image layers were adhered ove the Lace Doily rectangle.

The edges of a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks patterned paper were sanded and stitched. Sheer Satin Ribbon was tied through a hole in the image layer and around the the patterned paper before the layers were adhered to the card base. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with embroidery thread. Small Rhinestones on the Lacey Doily Rectangle and the sentiment finish off the card.

A sentiment from the new set was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with an insert die from the Fancy Framed Tag Two dies. The embossed part was sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped with the main image in the same ink. The oval was adhered to a tag, cut and embossed with a Fancy Framed Tags One die.


Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..

One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So what are you waiting for? Head on over and see…..

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE? Have you checked out our Birthday Wishes Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which kick off today and continue noon tomorrow! Our noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win our full July release! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

53 Responses to “Flourishes Sneak Peek – Garden Picks”

  1. This is beautiful, Beate; what a lovely bouquet. And how clever of you to extend the square Lacey Doily to become a rectangle!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the coloring!

  3. What a gorgeous card Beate! I love the die that you used and the image is so beautifully colored. Hugs! mojca

  4. These stamps look very pretty and your card is gorgeous. I love the die cut frame too, so cleverly recreated into a rectangle (and I’ve looked hard) and I can’t see where the two pieces come together.

  5. wauw what a stunning inspiration, love the colours flowers and your background is fabulous! thanks for the lovely inspiration!
    xx petra

  6. You might of been a last minute Nellie, but you would never know it, the card is stunning….so soft and pretty…and I love it!! Loving your ribbon bow, too, just sets it off perfect!!

  7. So pretty and serene!! Just love this one. The doily motif is the perfect backdrop. Beautiful colouring.

  8. So pretty Beate, I love the mason jar holder for this lovely image, and the lacy frame is the perfect backdrop!

  9. Beautiful job on coloring and love how you matted it!

  10. That is beautiful card. I like the colours you used.

  11. Magnificent those flowers look amazing!

  12. Very pretty and nicely framed.

  13. Wow, Beate! This card is so delicate and beautiful. You did a wonderful job with the coloring, as always. Just lovely!

  14. This is stunning Beate. I love everything about this, beautifully done! 🙂


  15. Beate, this is stunning — you made a bunch of herbs look so incredibly elegant! 🙂 Love the layout and that gorgeous frame!

  16. Hi Beate! So Gorgeous card.
    God Bless 🙂

  17. I absolutely adore your image … the colours are just perfect and my favourite … beautiful card

  18. Another beautiful card Beate. I can never have too many flower stamps. I just wish my coloring was as beautiful as yours.

  19. You’ve showcased this new set with gorgeous style! Love it!

  20. Your card is a beautiful showcase of these lovely stamps!

  21. Absolutely stunning Beate! Love this new image and your colouring is perfect as well as all of the beautiful layers.

  22. Beautiful coloring Beate. Your cards are always so elegant! Wonderful layout!

  23. Simply beautiful Beate! Hugs ~S~

  24. Such a Beautiful and Refreshing card!! Thank You for the tutorial too!!

  25. Beate, this is gorgeous! I’m so glad you used this image. It looks like mostly herbs to me and I love them!!

  26. Beate, this card is just lovely. The lacy rectangle gives it a very homey feel.
    Jan Marie

  27. Beautiful card..I love the purples you used…just perfect. I also love the sheerness of the is so complimentary to the flowers.

  28. This is absolutely stunning, Beate!! I love how you colored the beautiful bouquet…perfect as always!! The entire design is just gorgeous!! Happy Wednesday 🙂

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  29. Wow this is really pretty, I love it!

  30. Your card is gorgeous as always! Love that jar!

  31. Oh, Beate, this is gorgeous! I love your extension technique…so clever and such a beautiful look. Always love your work, and this new set is definitely on my “must-have” list! Love it!

  32. Well for last minute you are pretty amazing! I love the softness to the background and the pretty edged organza bow!

  33. Beautiful work Beate, gorgeous job on your coloring!! I just love the stamps from Flourshes, they are so rich looking when colored!!!

  34. Stuuning card, I am loveing this set. Fingers crossed.

  35. This is gorgeous Beate! I love the lace frame you used!

  36. Beautiful and so fresh. I adore this fancy framing, beautiful Beate.

  37. Over and Over I enjoy your wonderful creativity. copics and spellbinders are an unbeatible combination. I have fallen in love with Flourishes. They have the coolest stuff!

  38. OH my word, this card is just stunning! Beautiful design and beautiful coloring.

  39. Lovely image. So pretty with the touch of purple.

  40. What a beautiful card. Love the bouquets ina jar.

  41. Oh my, such Gorgeous coloring of the wild flowers and that is just too cool how you made a rectangle out of that die, there is no way I can tell that it had been cut!

  42. Beautiful card…love the mat it is so detailed.

  43. Beautiful Beate, love that mason jar, and those gorgeous wild flowers. ….thanks for sharing

  44. Your card is stunning Beate. I love the flowers in the jar. That reminds me of my Grandmother’s house when I was a little girl. She didn’t have any vases so always used Mason jars for flowers.

  45. Oh goodness Beate…your cards are always just unbelievably gorgeous!! the frames just add to it and I love the colors you chose!

  46. awww… what a beauty! love love this, Beate!

  47. So soft and beautiful, Beate! Love the frame and soft shading!

  48. Beautiful card, lovely image, love the soft colors & shading, Just Beautiful!

  49. Love that simple bouquet with the ferns – beautiful!!!

  50. Oh so lovely!!

  51. Simply stunning Beate! Love the lavender colour and your die cut frame! Beautiful!

  52. Absolutely Beautiful

  53. Beautiful card. Cannot figure how you made the square into a rectangle such a neat idea. Keep the ideas coming you are my favorite designer…

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