Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Quite a Pair

I have a really simple card for you tonight.


I finally got to play with the Saturday challenges.


UP IN THE AIR


I masked an area and sponged using a scallop strip as a template for clouds, removed the mask and scored along the edges of the sponging.

All that was left was to stamp the geese.  There are actually 3 geese on this stamp but I only inked 2 since I thought I would use it as an anniversary card for my hubby this year.  I've told you how he thinks everything should have a duck on it.  Geese are close and they mate for life.  Like we did.  Our anniversary isn't for several months, but it will be ready when it rolls around.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Pines (retired), Teeny, Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Tuxedo Black (Memento), SU Marker (Basic Black) 
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black
Other:  Stampin' Sponge, Simply Scored, Large Scallop Edgelit (for template)

I hope you've had a great day and found some time to stamp.

Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!


32 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is a fantastic card! First, I absolutely LOVE those images! Then the sky is perfect and the layout is so classic and simple! What a perfect anniversary card!

jimlynn said...

WOW! Bonnie, this is breath taking gorgeous! A perfect anniversary card too. So lovely.
Lynn

jimlynn said...

Bonnie, I don't know if my other comment went through correctly but I LOVE this gorgeous card! It's perfect for an anniversary. Breath taking beautiful!
Lynn

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Great job combining three challenges with this one fabulous card!! Love your sponged sky ... and the scoring detail is perfect. Love those geese! Loll xx

Amy V. said...

What a sweet image on a beautifully-created background! This is a perfect anniversary card!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, your sponging is fabulous and I love the geese images.

Jen said...

fab card bonnie.. love the layout!!

Thanks for joining us this week
Jen
"Less Is More"

Sue - said...

That's great. The sky is just perfect and love the idea of geese for an anniversary card.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is gorgeous Bonnie - love the sponging to make your clouds and your flying ducks! Fabulous clean card!

Charlotte said...

Really beautiful card Bonnie! Love the cute clouds and the black detail!
Greetings,
Charlotte

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful CAS card Bonnie! Love your masking, the sky and the geese images.

Cynthia said...

I agree with Ardyth--that sky is perfect! Love the clouds!! Gorgeous card...and Happy Anniversary early! ;-)

Benzi said...

Simple, but it says so much. What a wonderful anniversary card, especially since your husband thinks everything should have a duck on it. LOL That's funny. Great job with the clouds, too.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design & inking behind the birds. I love this style! Have a great day, Shirleyx

Faith A said...

This is a super card Bonnie and is perfect as an anniversary card

laughadaisy said...

Sounds like this will be a perfect anniversary card for your sweetheart. ;-) I love your masking and sponging work. Beautifully done! Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos. ;-)

Aileen said...

Beautiful classy Anniversary card. I love your soft fluffy clouds. x

KayM said...

Oh how beautiful Bonnie!! That is really stunning! Such a lovely take on the color challenge! I hope I have time to do this one too :)

Irene said...

Bonnie, I absolutely love your card, simple it may be but it's stunning.
I love how you have coloured the sky, and the two birds - are just perfect.
luv
irene
xxxx

Lizy Bartaby said...

OMGosh this is stunning Sharon! Wow! I love the clouds and those geese are too sweet!
Thanks for becoming my newest follower...I'm yours! ;)
Lizy xx

Lizy Bartaby said...

And I called you Sharon....don't know why...sorry Bonnie! :/

Deanna Jean said...

Bonnie, what a great anniversary card. Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos.

Allisa said...

Your card might be simple....but it is stunning! Love the clean design!

Jenny Engelke said...

Gorgeous!

Lynn said...

wow...the sponging on this is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Deb said...

Love how you created your clouds! Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is fantastic sponging, Bonnie! A unique image for a classic card! Love it!!

Susan said...

It might be a simple card, Bonnie, but your sponged clouds are just beautiful! Nice to have a card ready months in advance!!

Christina Barnes said...

Wow, Bonnie, your card is so simple yet incredibly stunning. Gorgeous job with the sponging for the clouds. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Dynamic Duos.

Chrissie said...

This is terrific Bonnie.
Many apologies for my tardiness in visiting this time, but I've been away all week!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous ! Simple and wonderful! Nice to have this one done ahead of time for your husband. Too funny he thinks every card should have ... duck or geese.

MaryH said...

Ah, I love these sponged cards. I really appreciate how difficult this look is to achieve (despite reading about how 'easy' it is! It's not so easy until you get the knack of it!). This one is so serene, and you have the colors sponged so beautifully. Love the flying geese too. Gorgeous & so well done. TFS. More inspiration for me to keep trying 'to get' this technique! Hugs