Thursday, January 21, 2016

Awesomely Artistic Friend

Full Definition of friend

  1. 1a :  one attached to another by affection or esteemb :  acquaintance
  2. 2a :  one that is not hostileb :  one that is of the same nation, party, or group
  3. 3:  one that favors or promotes something (as a charity)
  4. 4:  a favored companion
I have a lot of awesomely artistic friends!

I'm very thankful for each and every one of them too.

That includes you.

For this card I used 2 great Stampin' Up! sets, 
Awesomely Artistic and Butterfly Basics.

The fern from the Butterfly Basics set was stamped off first 
to give some depth to the design.

The dragonfly was stamped on vellum and heat embossed
and also stamped on the design piece.

I ussy cut his wings out of the vellum and adhered them in the center
so they would lift up.

I confess that I pulled out some retired colors for this.

It was like playing with old friends.

I'm going to enter this at

Best Friends
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Awesomely Artistic, Butterfly Basics, Gorgeous Grunge (SU)
Ink:  Certainly Celery, Garden Green, So Saffron, Whisper White (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Cardstock Vellum, Handsome Hunter (SU)
Other:  White EP (SU)


Betty Keefe said...

such a great card Bonnie - love the soft colors - lucky friend who receives this beauty

Barb said...

This really is such a pretty card Bonnie. I like the way you've stamped the background card with the fern. Barbxx

Liz said...

A beautiful card, the dragonfly looks delicate. xx

Mrs A. said...

Beutiful inking and I do accept Dragonflies as being friends with my butterflies.!
Hugs Mrs A.

Loll said...

Look at you go!! LOVE this design. Lots of fantastic techniques and layering, but still CAS. LOVE the coloured background. Love the stamping off to create depth, along with your fussy-cut dragonfly on vellum. Really beautiful CAS Mixed Media card Bonnie. :) xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love this! You're an awesome friend for sharing this!!!

stampwithsandy said...

Gorgeous! Love the shades of green.

Brenda in IN said...

Gorgeous card. I love the fern stamped on the green cardstock behind the matted image. This is a really pretty card along with the definition. a: sums it up for me and says how I feel about my blogger friends. That means you!

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous design Bonnie - love this beautiful card with the wonderful depth in the design.

Greta said...

Wonderful stamping, Bonnie! This is really gorgeous!

Maria A. said...

Bonnie, this card is gorgeous, love the fern image, this are some of my favorite plants to have hanging around in the garden. And the Dragon Fly is just stunning, looks so real, also one of my favorite little critters to see flying around. Love everything about this card, thank you for sharing.

Donna said...

Oh my, Bonnie. This is just so beautifully done. Amazing :)

Bobby said...

Your dragonfly looks so ethereal, Bonnie, like he's going to fly off the card and land on the nearest flower.

OH Babs said...

Beautiful card Bonnie.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a lovely card Bonnie! Great sentiment behind the design and I LOVE what you did with that Dragonfly my friend! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love how you did the dragonfly wings on the vellum. Great artistic background.

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, the dragonfly looks awesome. Like your "friends" definition.

Emma Williams said...

What a beautiful card and I adore how you've created the dragonfly! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us love on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

Sandy said...

Well you certainly are an artistic friend - not to mention that you live in my favorite state!!
Sandy xx

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, it makes me long for summer. Hugs, Brenda