Sunday, March 2, 2014

Wild Blooms Smooshed

I think I need to stay off the Internet!

Not only do your wonderful creations inspire, but they send me in a frenzied search for all kinds of cool toys!

And then I see other things that I have to have too.

This die was one of those things.

But doesn't it make a wonderful quick and easy card?


I had some smooshed paper left over from doing Valentine cards and it worked so well to put behind the negative die cut and butterfly.

I sponged some green on the die cut stems and popped them back in.

CLEAN AND SIMPLE (CAS)

LET'S FEEL IT
(I have pearls and embossed dots and a popped up butterfly)

has opened the playground gates so I'll take my smoosh snippets over to play.

ANYTHING GOES AS LONG AS IT'S BIRTHDAY

ANYTHING GOES WITH PEARLS

Here's a link to the "smooshed" technique.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.  We've been busily enjoying two more of out grandchildren.  Not much creative time but lots of snuggles and fun movies.

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Watercolor Trio (retired)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Other:  Wild Blooms Die (Memory Box), Scallop Trim Corner Punch (retired), Bitty Butterfly Punch, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Sponge Dauber, Basic Pearls, Re-inkers for Smooshed paper (Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry)


39 comments:

Faith A said...

So very pretty.

Yes going around blogs make us "need" so much doesn't it? LOL

Irish Cherokee said...

Egads Bonnie! Just love to see the spell checker go goofy. This card is super nice. That die is to DIE for. Did an amazing job. Love the red butterfly.

Irene said...

Hello Bonnie, Oh I love your card and you are so right the die makes a brilliant card. The smoooched paper technique is fab for your flower and looks so real.
luv
irene
xxxx

MaryH said...

Well, Miss Bonnie, I think you hit the nail on the head with the enabling words! I plead guilty to that too! Now I have this die (thank goodness, else I'd be wanting it after seeing this pretty card). It is beautiful with the way you've used it. I am so loving that smooshed background of your flowers & that dressy punched corner. Your dotted frame set this off to a perfect "T"! Love it! TFS & Happy Sunday.

Marisa said...

Oh I know the dangers of being enabled when going through my reader!! Darling die and a fabulous card :)

Bobby said...

Beautiful, Bonnie. I love the corner punched, and the embossed background. It's a great flower to put your smooshy paper behind.

Bobby said...

I forgot to say I laughed out loud when I saw the "I need to stay off the internet" quote. It can eat up time and get you into financial trouble. Ask me how I know. lol

Loll Thompson said...

So pretty! Love the smooshed paper peeking through the negative die-cut ... and on the butterfly. Pretty colors too. Loll xx

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie. Yes, seeing stuff on other blogs does make you want/need! Gotta be good though or our holiday to New York wont be happening!
Hugs
xx

jimlynn said...

I'm like you with seeing things on the internet and then wanting more! But, glad you got this one because it made into a beautiful card. So pretty.
Lynn

Shana Gaff said...

Very pretty! That's a beautiful die you've used. I am glad that someone somewhere inspired you to purchase it because you made a lovely card with it! :) Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous card.... Love the layout....
HugsSylvie xxx

Benzi said...

Beautiful, Bonnie. And, you're such an enabler. Send money!!! Ha

There's not much better than spending time with grandchildren.

Nonni said...

Hi Bonnie, what an elegant card, I love the look of your flowers. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

Di said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Bonnie! Total perfection - I I now feel you just enabled me to go shopping! :)

Hugs

Di
xx

Doris said...

Uh oh, now you've inspired me to get out my long forgotten brass stencils and start sponging! This card is beautiful, and I especially like the corner punch...which means I also have to get out my corner punch...

Brenda said...

Oh my Bonnie, this card is beautiful! I love that die, and like you I get enabled way to much by being on the internet. lol Hugs!

Sandy said...

Gorgeous Bonnie! You should win every award around with this beauty!!
A truly beautiful card!!
sandy xx

Cynthia said...

Love the flowers!! And the butterfly is just gorgeous!

Aileen said...

Gorgeous Bonnie. Looks so chic. x

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, the temptation of seeing so many stamping toys all over the Internet. I've passed up this particular MB die the couple of times I've had the chance to order some MB dies just because there are so many I want but have to keep the order within my tiny craft budget! This one is a beauty and your card is so lovely!!!

JoAnn said...

Your card is beautiful Bonnie. I love how you placed the colors behind the die-cut. Love the punched corner also. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love that die. And indeed, all this blog hopping is TERRIBLE on the budget, just terrible.

Your card is very awesome. I like the corner punch you used on your focal image too. I'll try to live my life without any of these nice things. I'm gonna try. *sigh*

Greta said...

OK--now I NEED that die--LOL! Gorgeous card, Bonnie!

Susan said...

I agree with you totally, Bonnie. I keep seeing things I want / need!! For example, because of you, I want those stitched rectangle dies!!

I love your card - love the smooshed butterfly and flowers, and they look perfect on that richly coloured mat and cardbase.

scrappymo! said...

This is so effective. I love this die and also love the top corner punched like that!

Wonderful card.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, its so elegant.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

luv

Debby

Kerry said...

I love that die too and you've made a beautiful card with it. Thank you for joining in with our Let's Feel It challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Cathy said...

I love this die too Bonnie, don't have it...yet!LOL. Your card is stunning, love the pretty colours and your gorgeous butterfly, Cathy x

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh how elegant Bonnie! I can see why you wanted it. I so can agree with your beginning statement - half of my stash is because I saw it on someone's blog and I just had to have it. Hmmm...might have to add this one to my list too. Love your beautiful smooshed butterfly too. So glad you've joined us this week at ATS&M. Hugs D

SARN said...

Very pretty card. Elegant and stylish.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Deepti said...

This is so elegant :) love the frame !! Thank you for sharing with ATSM

Darnell J Knauss said...

OMW, I almost missed this one altogether and that would have been too bad because it is one of my favorite Bonnie cards you've done! So pretty! That butterfly looks like glass!! Hugs, Darnell

Jannie said...

LOVE THIS!!!

Thank you for joining us at the "Let's Feel it" challenge at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs
Jannie

Dragon said...

This is a really beautiful card Bonnie. Love your idea with the stems.

Linda said...

Bonnie, this is so gorgeous. Love it.

Patricia said...

Absolutely beautiful, so elegant, I love it

Patricia x

Nancy said...

Agreed.....I see why it was a must have! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us over at Seize the Birthday Bonnie!

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty! Here's another technique, I keep meaning to try...Like you said, I can't get OFF the COMPUTER...maybe if I would spend less time looking at all these beautiful cards everyone makes...like yours...I'd might find a minute or two to make a card (The problem is I'm a slow card maker and it takes me more than a minute or two... (sorry for the rambling) Hope you had a great weekend.