Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dear Friend

I used Loll's Watercolor Splash Technique for the background of this card.

I stamped the flowers n the background and messed them up
decided that I needed to add some dimension.
So I stamped the flowers again on a snippet of watercolor paper,
watercolored, fussy cut them out and added them atop with dimensionals.

The punched butterfly is coated with Inka gold.
Love that shine!

For the card base I used a Lil' Inkers die and embossed it
instead of cutting it.

There's a Linky Party going on at Virginia's View.

Virginia is asking for a newly created card with a theme of

 "miss you", "hello"...any types of friendship card. 

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog
Simply include a butterfly somewhere on your project!


I haven't played at Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge in ages.
Grab My Button.
The challenge this time is 
Butterflies + T is for Texture and/or Teal.
I have texture.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
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Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Butterfly Basics, Birthday Blooms (SU)
Ink: Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Spun Sugar (Distress), Black Archival (Ranger), Distress 
Paper: Watercolor (Arches 140 lb. cold press for design, Strathmore 140 lb. cold press for card base)
Markers (Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Scattered Straw)
Other:  Aqua Painter (SU), Cascadia Butterfly Die (MB), Stitched Mats Rectangles Die (Lil' Inker), Jade Inka Gold, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Pearls (SU), Crochet Thread


Mac Mable said...

The prettiest of colours and the technique is gorgeous. Such a beautiful pop of bright pink in the flowers. I actually thought the delicate hint of colour on the flower (top RHS), with a hint of the outline was genius and love it!

Desire Fourie said...

Bonnie this is just pure spring delight. Adore your awesome stamping and colouring.
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My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a pretty card this is Bonnie! I LOVE the background panel you made and the embossed frame, looks fabulous! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
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Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card Bonnie - quite forgot about Loll's technique - it makes sure a lovely background for your pink flowers!

JosieD said...

Love the colors you used for the background -- that technique sure makes a nice look to set off the main image. Good "save" on the flowers -- and love your honesty!

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie! I love all the texture you've used.
Em x

Mrs A. said...

I don't know what you did to mess up but the remedy looks gorgeous. Love the pretty colours. Thankyou for fluttering by with your lovely black butterfly. Hugs Mrs A.

jimlynn said...

Love the background technique on this beauty and the dimension on the flowers! SO pretty with that gorgeous shiny butterfly too.

JoAnn said...

Love the background and the pretty flowers with dimension. TFS

Loll said...

Gorgeous card, my friend. LOVE the soft background ... your bright flowers just pop. Great save with adding a second layer. :) xx

Barb said...

A lovely card Bonnie. I really like the way you have raised the flowers. They stand out beautifully. Barbxx

Anke said...

Wonderful card Bonnie, so lovely.

Maxine D said...

Beautiful!! Love the soft colours with the bright flowers.

Kath Stewart said...

Your card is so beautiful the soft colours in the background with the pop of flowers and butterfly...thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

Love your water colouring, a beautiful card.

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! Great job with that background panel!

Julia Aston said...

How pretty Bonnie! I love Loll's background technique!

Susan said...

Love the soft colours! And you made me laugh when you crossed out "messed up the flowers" and changed it to "needed to add dimension" - don't we all make mistakes and find a solution with a reason!

nancy littrell said...

Love your splashed background, fussy cut flower fix and dry embossed die stitched layer. I have never tried using my dies that way. Great texture. TFS Bonnie.

Judy Corner said...

Beautiful card. Judy x

Sandy said...

I just wanted you to know I am here!! I can only say beautiful so many times without making myself crazy!
Sandy xx

Greta said...

Beautiful background & flowers, Bonnie!

alexandra s.m. said...

How Bonnie, you know how much I love it when you pull out the watercolors ;)
Beautiful card!!

Heidi Stamps said...

Those pretty pink flowers just pop against the lovely and soft background. The small bow is darling. :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hi Bonnie,
what a wonderful watercolor background. Such delicate and spring. I love the extra dimension that you've added to the flowers. Super card.

Macarena said...

What a beautiful watercoloring. I love all the colors used. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

TK said...

Well, I love those watercolored flowers, and they work beautifully popped up too!

laurie said...

Such a soft and gorgeous the blooms!

Anke said...

Beautiful card, so lovely.


MaryH said...

The background looks so pretty with these dimensional & summery colored flowers. I like the subtle outline to the right of the flowers...and once again, you've triumphed with the water coloring!!! TFS

Jingle said...

This is lovely. I really love that background! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Kimbo said...

This is beautiful Bonnie. I love the dimension on the flowers. Thanks for entering the Butterfly challenge this time, Kim guest DT x

Robyn Oliver said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie