Friday, June 8, 2012

Gimme Ten & Celebrate Five!

Hi all! This time next week, Flourishes will be wrapping up its sneak peek week with three new beautiful sets being unveiled! So, to get ready for the big reveal….the DT is ushering in a fun-filled challenge to give you a chance to win each and every one of them! Mark your calendar — the fun starts NEXT WEDNESDAY!! AND....... there's more fun! Today, I kick off a 5th Blogoversary Celebration. If you scroll down, you'll find details on how to enter my challenge. I will have three HUGE prize packs to give away! So, don't miss out!

For Flourishes Challenge....all you need is ten minutes and a dash of creativity to play in our latest Release Week Challenge! It's one that gives you a chance to WIN our entire release for June!
HOW TO PLAY: Let your creativity shine AND don't take a long time to do it! This challenge is all about those 10-minute creations. Clean and simple layouts that can be done in a jiffy is what we are looking for here! Entries must be in by June 15th by 5PM EST in order to be in the running for the entire June Release! If you upload to Splitcoaststampers, please use the keyword FLLCJUN12! Winners will be chosen at random but one lucky person will be chosen to have their card featured here on the Flourishes blog! Just click HERE to find out more!

On to my creations! I actually did two!

I started really wanting to try out some of the brand new Memento inks that I just got!! These colors are truly yummy as you are about to see! I stamped the ferns from Ferns and Fiddles using Versamark Ink and then embossing with clear embossing powder. Afterward, I sponged on some Pistachio ink and then stamped one of the other fern leaves over top to create a kind of background and contrast. From there, add a few score lines, some embroidery thread a sentiment from the set and voila! Easy peasy lemon squeezey!!

Here's a close up!

 My second creation was actually a test drive of the first creation using Teal Zeal ink instead of the lighter green shade. After stamping and sponging, I thought it was too dark for a mostly white I cut out the image and sponged ink all over the panel. I had this sketch scribbled out on a nearby notebook -- so that took some of the thinking out of this one! Add a sentiment, some bling and.... ta da!

While you are out and about hopping around, take a minute to see what our fine designers have created!

So get those creative juices flowing — it could help you win some fantastic polymer! Wait... before you go. Do you want another challenge??

I honestly cannot believe it's been five years since I first posted a card here on Out to Impress! It's been a fun and wild ride and man oh man -- did it go FAST! I've been piling up some goodies for about six months to get ready and I will be giving away not one, not two but THREE prize packs to those that participate in my challenge! The good news is if you take on the Flourishes Challenge you will qualify for mine!

HOW TO PLAY! Choose one of the two challenges or create with both! 
  • Create a ten minute creation
  • Use a resist technique for your creation
  • You can submit up to three cards -- give each portion of the challenge a try or try one of them three times -- makes no difference to me! 
  • When you are done, link your creation up below using the Inlinkz widget!
I'll take entries through next Thursday at 5PM EST. I will draw three winners from the submissions and each of the prize packs has a value of roughly $100 each and will contain stamp sets, single stamps, alterables, mini embossing folders, decorative papers and embellishments! I will say one of the packs will be heavily focused on Christmas sets, papers and embellishments - if you would rather not be in the running for that one -- just leave me a comment and I will make sure that your name isn't in the running for that prize.

Thanks all for stopping by! I soooooo appreciate your visits and your comments! Happy Friday and Happy Stamping!


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