Tuesday, September 23, 2014

In Everything Give Thanks

Recently I bought some alcohol inks
and I've been playing with them a bit.

I used a NBUS die from Impression Obsession to cut out some little leaves.

I used just one on this card. More seemed to be too much.

Addicted to Stamps
is looking for Holiday cards.


This will be sent for Thanksgiving.

Cuttlebug Mania
is looking for die cuts done on a manual machine.

Cuttlebug Mania

I used my Big Shot to cut the leaf.

The Mixed Media Challenge
is looking for Fall Colors with the option of metal or leaves.

I have used stamp and ink, Alcohol Ink Background, Die Cut, Dry Embossing & twine.

Darnell's NBUS Challenge

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

The Leaf was in my NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) box.

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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Happy Harmony 
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Alcohol Inks (Adirondack)
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Solar White (Neena)
Other:  Stitched Mats Squares (Lil' Inkers), Little Leaves Die (Impression Obsession), Linen Thread

All supplies are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted


Irene said...

Hello Bonnie

Your card is wonderful, I love the embossing and little leaves. Just brilliant.


Shery said...

I love the elegant simplicity of your card, Bonnie! I admire your restraint with the just using one die-cut leaf. (I would have most likely gone leaf crazy and used a bunch!) That one leaf (fabulously colored with alcohol inks) is just perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! :o)

Liz said...

I love the CAS design of this card. Simply stunning! x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

So many times less is more. A very beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining our 150th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I thank God for your participation and I pray you will have a day filled with joy.

Carole Robb Bisson

Neets B said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie. I love all the stitched frames and that little bow on the leaf stem is the perfect touch. Thanks so much for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. LOVE the beautiful fall leaf --- wow!! Loll xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful, Bonnie! I'm so CASEing the layout of your moving card with the double framed embossing using your dies to frame out your sediment and then the kraft stitched base. Genius!! And that's not even talking about that extraordinary leaf tied in a bow!! Thank you for playing again in my NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

Jannie said...

Hello Bonnie, this is simply gorgeous!

Thank you so much for joining us at the "Anything Die-cut" challenge at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Katie Melhus said...

This is gorgeous Fall goodness, Bonnie!

Sue said...

This is such an elegant card Bonnie really lovely ..huggles Sue xxx

Faith A said...


Irish Cherokee said...

PERFECT CAS card Bonnie. Nothing to describe that is not visible and perfect in itself. The sentiment speaks. - Jim

Sue - said...

Bonnie this is gorgeous!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful CAS card Bonnie! I love the leaves you did with the alcohol inks, you have them looking amazing! I love the debossed mats too, give a nice look to the sentiment. Hugs, Brenda

Deepti said...

This is such a pretty card, love the fabulous stitched lines and the debossing, the colors on the leaf are fab. Thank you for sharing with ATSM and MMCC

laurie said...

Love the embossing on the card, and the leaf is pretty on it's own, for sure!

I just bought the tiny IO leaves, now I have both sets. I'm so pleased with them, as the embossing really shows so well. And of course, they are perfect for the alcohol inks too!

Karren said...

Just beautiful - I love all the detail you've created without any bulk.

Greta said...

Perfectly designed card, Bonnie! Wish I could use my alcohol inks successfully!

maria f. said...

Oh, yay, Bonnie. Wonderfully CAS and yet encompassing the elements of mixed media. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining us this month at MMCC.

Shona Chambers said...

This is such a lovely card and I love anything with the stitched look. And your experiment with the alcohol inks is incredible!!

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE this, Bonnie! Very pretty. The leaf looks so real with the alcohol inks. Aren't they fun to play with?!

Susan said...

Love the way you used the stitched frames on this. My order from Lil Inkers arrived while I was on holiday - I must get busy and use them - thanks for the inspiration!

Julie Beech said...

Love this little CAS beauty. The embossed detail gives dimension without the bulk and the little leaf is fabulous.
So pleased you joined us at ATSM this week. :)

Kimbo said...

Simply stunning Bonnie. I just love everything about it

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous, I love the leaf on it's own it stands out so beautifully. I've been MIA for a while as we moved (downsized which was a lot of work). Life is just getting back to normal but I will have company for a couple of weeks to keep me busy with fun. Cheers, Shirleyx

sanna said...

fabulous CAS card!! I love the contrast of the bright leaf against the white simple background! thanks for joining in with MMCC :)

Cynthia said...

Looooove this card! Bonnie, that leaf is absolutely gorgeous!!

jimlynn said...

Clean and simple perfection! Love the look of the alcohol ink on those leaves. Very pretty card.