Thursday, September 15, 2011

Medallion Motif


Welcome to day two of Flourishes New Release Week.  Up today is this beautiful Medallion set.  Oh the possibilities with this set. As you will see today this set is a must have.  The sentiments are perfect for many different occasions. 

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I started off just making a card for project today.  I stamped my Medallion Motif with Versafine ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used Spellbinders Grand Labels Twenty Three  and my Grand Calibur to cut out my card shape.  The paper I chose is from the Kaiser Craft Hunt and Gather collection.  I added a button and some May Arts Celery Crocheted Trim  from the Flourishes ribbon collection.






Then I had some more fun with this set.  I had seen a pillow in the Pottery Barn store that was very similar to this only it was navy blue with white motifs. They had a price tag of $39. 

I stamped my Medallion Motif with Versafine ink onto some twill fabric I had.  I let it dry for a day.  Then I added the buttons and made it into a pillow.  I made two of these for my daughter as a housewarming gift.  It was so easy and the materials were less than $5. 

That’s right — one of our designers on the link list below is the Mystery Blogger! So, you’ll want to leave comments on all of their blogs. Why? Because one of them will be choosing one lucky comment on today’s post and that commenter will win this set!
OTHER WAYS TO WIN!
Do you love a good challenge? If so, you’ll have to tune back here to the Flourishes blog at noon for one of our special Noon Time Challenges! This one promises to be great fun and if you play along, you could win Flourishes ENTIRE SEPTEMBER RELEASE!

Did you check out our Color Challenge yet? You could also win our release that way too! Click HERE for all the details! We’ll announce ALL of the winners Saturday in our Winner’s Circle Post – check back Saturday, September 17th  at noon CST to see if you’re one of the lucky names chosen!

WHEN CAN YOU SHOP?
You might ask, when can we get our hands on these new sets? They will be ready for the taking— first thing Friday morning! Can’t wait? Well, if you like what you see on the designers’ blogs and want to pre-order the sets, you’re in luck – you can! Just click HERE to visit our “Shopping” page! We also have our New Release Bundle as well – 10% off all four of our new sets when you buy them in a bundle!
Tomorrow’s set is one for those who love to savor the flavors of life! Yep, that was your hint – so be sure to check back!

47 comments:

  1. wauwwwww this is fabulous!!! soo pretty and elegant sooo many different cards !!!!
    xx petra

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  2. You card is SO stunning! Love the black, green, & cream colour combo as well as the shape of the card...so ELEGANT! The cushions that you made for your daughter's housewarming are FABULOUS, what a wonderful idea! Love the new set!

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  3. Great work. Love your card and pillow.

    Tina

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  4. Wow this is stunning!! I love this medallion!

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  5. Your projects are gorgeous, Dawn! Love this set!

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  6. Wowza, Dawn! That Medallion is gorgeous, but you made it look even better. How genius to make decorate a pillow with it :D

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  7. Beautiful! Love the card and especially that pillow....would be absolutely lovely on a green couch.

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  8. Oh my, I'm loving the pillow!!! So brilliant. Great card too. I can't wait to show this to my daughter.
    Beth Greco

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  9. Oh my, I will have to do some pillows now - those are awesome!!!
    And I love the card too - black on kraft is perfect!!!

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  10. What a fabulous card - I love it, and I love your idea of using the stamp to decorate a cushion. It's awesome. Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, Anne P

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  11. love that gorgeous card..the colors are fabulous!!! Wow....that pillow is amazing. GREAT idea!

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  12. WOWEEE!!! the card is just stunning and that pillow??? fabulous!!

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  13. Whoa! Your artistic talent knows no bounds! Beautiful, creative & inspirational!

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  14. Okay, now I HAVE to have this set!!! I love it stamped on kraft in black--so elegant. And, you pillow is to die for!!! Your daughter will love them.

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  15. This is stunning, love the pillow too!

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  16. Quite elegant! Love the colors. And, talk about think outside the box! Great idea to use the stamp on the pillow. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Love the pillow, so shabby and cool. Your card is beautiful! The black really pops with this medallion!

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  18. Great contrast on your gorgeous card, and how creative is that pillow? Super work, Dawn!

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  19. I'm completely in awe! Love black & cream & it's perfect for the medallion! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Simple yet elegant ... and the pillow is great.

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  22. Oh Dawn, this is simply AMAZING!!! I love, love what you did with your card!! And I love your pillow!!

    *Shh, I am stamping on fabric too, for October's Limelight spot ;) Great minds think alike!! :) I'm so glad you went first, it gives me confidence that it will work :)

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  23. What a wonderful way to use the stamps! I love the fabric pillow! Has me wondering what all the others would look like on a little swatch of canvas....hmmm...adding this set to my wish list!

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  24. Ok lady, I have two questions for you... 1. how come you are so stinking creative???? and 2. why don't you live closer so I can tap into some of that amazing creativity! Your cards this release rock but that pillow.... oh my! :-)

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  25. Wow Dawn absolutely gorgeous. Love the medallion motif you've used, but am soooo loving the cushion you've made its just amazing. You are definitely a very creative person.

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  26. What an elegant looking card. Love the black and white. The pillow is gorgeous too!!! I love the shape of your card also. I guess I have to break down and buy that big dies set.

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  27. Wow!!! Fabulous projects using this wonderful stamp... thanks for sharing!

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  28. Wow, that pillow is awesome! Great decor item! I really love the medallion stamped in black and left uncolored, gorgeous!

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  29. Wow Dawn, wow wow wow. That cushion is gorgeous. I would buy this stamp for just this one project. It would make great Christmas placemats as well.

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  30. Dawn - you card is fabulous! I love the shape of it, and the green on the bottom. Awesome pillow, too!

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  31. What an elegant card! Love the green and black.

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  32. Wonderful card and love the pillow!

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  33. Beautiful projects.....great stamp.

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  34. Gorgeous projects. Love the pillow. Great idea!

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  35. Your card is exceptionally elegant, and even more so with your papers, colors, and design. I love the Hunt and Gather paper. Brilliant idea with the pillow! The card and pillows together will make a fabulous gift!

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  36. I love the versatility of your projects - the pillow is simple but elegant!

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  37. You are the SWEETEST mom :) What a gorgeous housewarming gift...so fashionable, and those buttons are so awesome. I just can't believe how awesome that pillow turned out! The card is just beautiful too friend. It all ties together wonderfully!

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  38. The card is beautiful and so elegant, Dawn! And that pillow is FAAAABULOUS! What an awesome idea!

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  39. Oh my goodness, you have outdone yourself!!. Nothing beats black and white on a card and I'm running off to see if I have any stamps that would work on pillows. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Wowzers! That pillow is gorgeous! I love your card too-the big button is awesome! You rock Dawn!

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  41. Dawn, these projects are awesome. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift - and easy on the pocketbook!

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  42. GORGEOUS projects, Dawn! You are so darned creative...A-MAZING! :)

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  43. What a beautiful project, Dawn...I love your pillow and such a great gift from mom to daughter!! All the projects are over the top!

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  44. How very very elegant!!! As always!

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  45. WOW!!!! GORGEOUS uses of that lovely Medallion!

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Thank you so much for sharing your comments with me. I really appreciate it.. Have a great stamping day..