Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Single Iris Sympathy

This was my first time inking this NBUS stamp.

I love the easy watercolor look that I got
by inking the stamp with markers.


I couldn't decide whether I liked it better on the white base or the Eggplant base.

So I did it both ways.


CAS on Sunday
is looking for a Sympathy card this week.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
says ANYTHING GOES this week.

Addicted to Stamps Challenge
also says ANYTHING GOES this week.


I'm happy you could stop by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Single Iris
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, SU Markers (Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green)
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Other:  Stitched Mats Rectangles Die (Lil' Inker), Basic Pearls

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


26 comments:

Deepti said...

These are gorgeous :) framing adds a lot of difference ! Thank you for sharing with ATSM

Rahmat said...

Bonnie, both cards are stunning, but if I have to pin down it will be the white one, its pure delight! Thank you for joining us at ATSM!

sandie said...

I thought this was water coloured! Lovely serene look and beautifully CAS and I have looked a few times and I am not sure what base either. I think the eggplant gives a more dramatic look but the white a soft feel, so I guess it would depend who it was going to?? Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Cynthia said...

This is quite possibly the most perfect sympathy card ever. I am, of course, totally going to steal the idea. I love the white one for its simplicity, but the Eggplant base is really beautiful too.

Cornelia W said...

Hi Bonnie, this is such a wonderful CAS card - so elegant and perfect for a sympathy card (although I hope you won't need it any time soon....) Thanks so much for playing with us at ATSM. I hope to see you there next time, too! Hugs, Cornelia DT

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful Iris, and I love the organic effect you achieved with your markers! Both cards are stunning, Bonnie!
So glad to have you with us this week at ATSM and I hope you play along again soon!

Benzi said...

Both are beautiful and that is such a lovely iris, Bonnie.

Toni said...

Very classy

jimlynn said...

Both are gorgeous - and really do look like it's been watercolored! I love it on the eggplant as it gives it a very elegant look. Of course the white is beautiful too.....so either one's a winner!
Lynn

laurie said...

Love, love this card....on both eggplant and white!

Julene Matthews said...

Very beautiful stamp. Lovely card.

Brenda said...

Both cards are stunning Bonnie! I love that iris stamp. Hugs, Brenda

Faith A said...

I've been away for a few days so haven't been able to comment, now I can say WOW to your latest cards.

LOVE LOVE LOVE them, love the colours and what you have done to make them so beautiful.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

So very beautiful cards.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous cards Bonnie. It's amazing how using the same stamp, colors and sentiment look so different by changing up the framing. Both are lovely, but you know me ... I LOVE my white space :) I think the focus is more on the iris with the all white background. Loll xx

Jules said...

Hi Bonnie

Not the sort of card anyone likes to send .. .. but if you have to then to send one this beautiful would be so appreciated.

Gorgeous stamp and I love both cards.

Hope you have had a good week.

Love Jules xx

Susan said...

Irises are one of my favourite flowers so I love your card - a perfect restrained sympathy card (which is what I think sympathy cards should be). I like it on both cardbases equally well!

Cathy said...

Such pretty cards Bonnie, perfect image for the sentiment, Cathy x

Jo Nevill said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

MaryH said...

I can't decide either! Both are lovely. This is a wonderful stamp for a sympathy card, just as you've done it. Yummy watercolors. TFS & Hugs.

Irene said...

Hello Bonnie,

I absolutely adore both of your cards, the watercollour effect is stunning.

luv
irene
xxxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I adore them both, Bonnie! Isn't that marker/spritz technique the best?! This stamp is fabulous for it and I love the pearl accents!! Hugs, Darnell

Marisa said...

Gorgeous iris and card :)

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous and I love the look of inking with markers.... and fun to do!

Sandy said...

Beautiful Bonnie - really gorgeous.
Sandy xx

Greta said...

Congrats on your well-deserved win, Bonnie!