Sunday, July 26, 2015

Palm Branches and Chevrons

A sweet friend sent me this die for my birthday.

I've had a great time playing with it!

The current Addicted to CAS challenge is

I didn't think I had any chevrons.

But I found the stamp I used on this card.

Then I remembered a NBUS stencil of broken chevrons.

So I pulled out the neglected embossing paste and got busy.

The palm leaves were die cut from a piece of saturated watercolor.

The hello comes from a retired SU set.

It took longer to find the perfect sentiment than to do everything else!

Sometimes I just leave off a sentiment because I can't decide which to put on the card!

Over at the Addicted to Stamps Challenge this week
they're looking for 

I want to make a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT here.
Kylie, of Addicted to and Happy Little Stampers, 
is launching her first release of 
Happy Little Stampers stamps.

I know you'll love these stamps.
You can see them here and even enter for a chance to win the whole release!
She will ship them internationally (mine are on their way).
Ooh, I cant wait to get mine!

The Australian currency is a bit different than other countries, 
so keep that in mind when shopping.
I was pleasantly surprised when the total amount went down when converted.

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Elementary Elegance (retired SU)
Ink:  Garden Green
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press), Whisper White
Other:  Re-inkers (SU), Chevron Stencil (SSS), Embossing Paste (Wendy Vechi), Fancy Palm Die (HA), Large Oval Punch (SU)


Marybeth said...

I love the watercolor branch and the wonderful background made with paste, wow that looks great! Now off to check out that gorgeous hummingbird I caught a glimpse at.

laurie said...

Love your background of chevrons! I didn't think I had any either, but it seems if I dig far enough I usually find something!Your new die is pretty awesome, you will get lots of use out of that!

Sue - said...

Lovely card Bonnie! That die looks very useful!

MaryH said...

One word: OUTSTANDING! TFS & Happy Sunday

alexandra s.m. said...

SUPERB card Bonnie!
I love the colors too ;)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A clever and classy card Bonnie with superb chevrons and love how your foliage die just pops off the background. Simply stunning.
Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at ATCAS
Sarah x

Brenda in IN said...

Hi Bonnie, It's so nice to "meet" you. I loved your comment and especially the part about "if it's sent it passes the pleasure along". That's very sweet and so true. I truly do love this blogger community. This card is so pretty. The palm leaf die is great and I love the color just tipped on the ends. It looks so nice paired with the chevrons.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Great card, LOVE that die!

Kylie said...

Gorgeous design, Bonnie. I love the chevrons in the background! Thank you so much for the shout out for Happy Little Stampers. You are the best! xx

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful designed and fabulously executed card Bonnie!! Love it.

Susanne Vargas said...

Gorgeous card! Have the stamp but now I want the die, too!

Ceal said...

Fabulous card, love the chevron paste. Thanks for playing along with us at ATCAS!

Susan said...

Love the vibrant colours in the branches! They look fabulous against the broken chevron background!

JoAnn said...

Very classy card. Love the chevrons with the embossing paste.

OH Babs said...

I really like this card Bonnie and I can see ideas for other cards. Recently I purchased my first leaf-type die cut and I have only used it once. But I can see me playing with my Brushos and the die cut and an embossing folder - boy I sound creative at 6:30 am. Your posts are always enjoyable and inspiring :) Barb

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your ferns and chevrons go together perfectly, Bonnie! Well done with the paste, too, for adding lovely texture! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

SARN said...

Absolutely DELIGHTFUL. LOVE this CAS die cut and embossed card.

Nicole Diedrichs said...

I really love this CAS design a lot! The green leaves on the white structured card are great! Thank you so much for joining our challenge over at ATSM this week.
Sunny regards from stempelfrida

Deepti said...

The green pops so beautifully over the white on white chevrons :)

Brenda said...

Love this card Bonnie! I love using embossing paste although I don't do it a lot. So I'm loving how your broken chevrons came out. The ferns are perfect, love the watercolor you cut them out with, ferns are always perfect on a card to me. Can't wait to see what you do with your friends new stamps! Hugs, Brenda

Wei Wei Wang said...

Very fabulous design! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Greta said...

The leaves are so beautiful with the stenciled background--love this card, Bonnie!