Friday, September 11, 2015

NBUS Open Heart






Like most of you , I have a box full of NBUS!

I loved this set when I saw it.

We have some of these little Carolina Wrens that come to visit the feeders.

They're quite apt to perch on the corner of the deck and serenade us.

Noisy little fellas!

I had so much fun doing this card that I did another.

A twofer as Darnell would say.


Addicted to Stamps Challenge
ANYTHING GOES

TIME OUT Challenges
Make Your Mark
I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color the bird and berries

And since I used snippets of  white for the wrens, I'm off to

Pixies Snippet Playground
where Sarn has challenge me to a game of tag.
Let's see who I can catch.....

Gotta run.

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps: Open Heart
Ink: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Markers
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White (1st card), Sahara Sand, Whisper White (2nd card)
Other:  Deckled Rectangles (Spellbinders), Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Color Spritzer Tool, Small Oval Punch, Burlap Ribbon

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted



25 comments:

Deepti said...

Wowzers! These look so stunning, I love how you used Kraft frame and burlap on these cards. Just awesome :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Beautiful cards! Love the natural look of the images paired with craft and burlap!

stampwithsandy said...

Both cards are just gorgeous, Bonnie! With a change of sentiment I think they would make beautiful Christmas cards, too.

JosieD said...

Both cards have such a nice "natural nature" feel to them. I particularly like the stamped off background on the crumb cake and the deckled edges on the first card. You are my heroine!
Josie

KandA said...

I love both of these Bonnie. Super designs and wonderful stamps xx

Faith A said...

Both beautiful cards Bonnie, love the hessian (burlap) on the second card

Barb said...

Both cards are lovely Bonnie. I love how you've presented them with the burlap and the kraft card. We have a little wren hopping around the pots in our garden but it doesn't sing to us. Barbxx

Sue - said...

These are both gorgeous Bonnie! I do like the distressed edge and the deckle edge on the first one. I have to confess I haven't used my set either yet!

SARN said...

Ha ha ha . . . everyone's running round like loonies trying not to get tagged as IT! Thank you for playing along and running into the playground again with these 2 delightful NBUS/Snippets cards Bonnie.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

jimlynn said...

Your twofer cards are wonderful and so pretty. Love that little wren! Really like the distressing on the first card and that burlap piece on the second!
Lynn

Julia Aston said...

What a pretty bird - and the foliage looks lovely behind it!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh, Bonnie this is really beautiful as is your wonderful sunflowers down below .. thanks so much for sharing and for for popping over.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Julie B said...

Two fab cards Bonnie. We used to have wrens visit the cotoneaster outside the kitchen window in our old house, many happy moments watching them hop around the branches.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

Marybeth said...

I love the lighter stamping in the background wow ,that sure makes a beautiful backdrop for this pretty red bird! The burlap is a nice addition to an already beautiful card. Love the bit of white on the bird too!

Maria A. said...

Such lovely cards Bonnie, Love the one with the burlap flag, fabulous rustic detail. You colored this sweet birds perfectly!!
Thank you for sharing.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie. Love the image and I like the banner of burlap on the 2nd one.

Susan said...

Love both of these, Bonnie! So much so that I might have to break down and buy that stamp set! And how many bird stamps does a person need?

Both are beautifully rustic - the burlap tag is a perfect accent and the splatters are great. Not to mention your excellent fussy cutting!

Bobby said...

I love anything with birds and these are darling, Bonnie. I love the torn paper on the first one. I used to do that and after seeing this, I need to do some more.

MaryH said...

Well, I'm behind again, so will have a scroll through here later, but I'm loving BOTH your 2-fers. You've captured the Carolina Wren perfectly, and I love the way it's superimposed over the greenery with the complimentary kraft & stamped framing. Great coloring too. Also on #2, I'm liking the texture of the burlap & of course the stitched matting. Super TWO! TFS & Hugs

Greta said...

These are stunning, Bonnie! Love the images & how you used them!

Maxine D said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie - love how you have used the branches of berries behind the bird in both cards, and on the gray background too.
Blessings
Maxine

Neets B said...

Ooh, loving the sketchy foliage stamps, and the images in these colours work so well with the kraft and neutrals.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

Loll said...

Two beautiful cards using this set Bonnie. LOVE both layouts and design. There's something about the texture of burlap that adds a little extra umph! :) xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awesome cards! So realistic. We have some little birds that look like this who visit the feeder. They make a lot of noise, but it is happy noise. I love these!

Jill Vickers said...

Absolutely stunning cards Bonnie! I love all the elements - the gradient stamping, the tone-on-tone background, the burlap tag , and especially the Carolina wrens - amazing colouring! Thanks so much for taking the Time Out to play along with us! Jill