Monday, April 18, 2016

Purple, Silver and White for Merry Monday

Good Merry Monday morning.


We have a great challenge this week from Debbie.


This was actually the 2nd card I did.

I had a sheet of purple Origami paper that I decided to sacrifice use from my hoard.

It has a bit of a textured foil look.  You can see on the solid ornament.

I stenciled a flourish to "hang" the ornament from by
sponging Encore silver metallic ink through the stencil.

I used the last bit of foil (it had ornaments cut from the middle) to
add a thin layer behind the design piece.

Here's the first card.


I had it all made and set to post then looked closer at the challenge.

Oops! That said silver not gold!

Fortunately I had just enough of that gorgeous purple paper to do
another card using silver.



I have used Stenciling, Stamping, Heat Embossing and Die-cuts


Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge




I hope you'll pull out your purple, silver and white and join us at

Merry Monday

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Mixed Christmas Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:  Encore Silver, Encore Gold
Paper:  Solar White (110 lb. Neena), Origami Paper (gift)
Other: Flourish Stencil (TH), Stitched Mats Rectangles (LI), Classic Ornament, Swirl Ornament, Crisp Bows (MB), Silver or Gold EP (SU)



37 comments:

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Purple huh? Well.... now the wells are a'churning. No matter what I come up with it won't be as fabulous as these fancy pants purple ornaments!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beautiful cards, Bonnie, and LOL - you're like me, reading with my imagination and not my eyes. Love both the silver and the gold versions!

Sid said...

Now that is really bonnie, Bonnie !!

Daffodil Cards said...

Both GORGEOUS cards. I miss words too, then can't understand later why the story isn't what I thought LOL.

Julia Aston said...

So pretty Bonnie! love the flourish stamp you used for the 'branch'! Julia xx

Linda said...

Bonnie, such a beautiful ornament in that paper. Gorgeous card. Have a great week.

Barb said...

Two beautiful cards instead of one! Gorgeous baubles and I like the way you've used the scroll. Barbxx

Marianne said...

Lol. At least you now have 2 stunning cards for your stash!

Mac Mable said...

Both fabulous cards and had a little chuckle about the gold and silver...Easily done, I know from experience too x Loving the purple rich colour and excellent use of the special origami paper x

Margaret said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, with a capital G!

jimlynn said...

Both are beautiful and so elegant looking! Can't decide if I like it better in the silver or the gold since they're both so lovely.
Lynn

Maxine D said...

Fabulous use of the colours Bonnie to make an awesome card.
Blessings
Maxine

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love that magnificent purple bauble Bonnie! A great CAS design! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

nancy littrell said...

How fun to end up with 2 beautiful purple ornament cards instead of one. TFS for sharing them both my friend.

Loll said...

Gorgeous cards ... both in silver and gold. :) LOVE that purple foil paper --- no wonder you were hording it! :) xx

MaryH said...

Ah! So very regal with the purple (a color I seldom think to use). It is most elegant as you've used on the ornament. I do like the look of the warmer gold, but it looks stunning in silver too. Brilliant idea to stencil the flourish hanger too..lovely design. I'm so glad you had enough of the paper to create a 2nd one that met the criteria. Two beauties for your 2016 Christmas Stash! TFS & Hugs

Notes by Nina said...

I Love that stunning flourish Bonnie, this is such an elegant card.

Marie B. said...

Good thing you looked closer, Bonnie...how embarrassing that could have been...lol! Both cards are beauties, of course! :)

Susan said...

I love the purple with both the silver and the gold - fabulous design and fabulous origami paper!

Brenda said...

Wow, I love these cards Bonnie! That purple papers is amazing and oh so beautiful!!! Love that you stenciled the flourish to hang your ornament on and love the colors you chose. Just beautiful cards! Hugs, Brenda

Maria A. said...

Both this cards are amazing Bonnie, your "mistake" is gorgeous too.
Lucky you still had enough of this beautiful purple paper to make another ornament.
This challenge has my favorite color, I LOVE ALL SHADES OF PURPLE so, I'm going to get busy.
Thank you for sharing.
Maria.

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's positively purpley gorgeous in both silver and gold, Bonnie! I love the design with the flourish from the stencil!! Funny that we both went retro with our posts, me with the mesh and you with the Origami paper. I've got a pack of that around here somewhere, too! Hugs, Darnell

Sybrina K said...

Bonnie, This is absolutely gorgeous... just stunning! I love the design, and you chose the perfect card to sacrifice that origami paper. And, thanks for the kind words you left when visiting my blog. :)

Heather said...

A gorgeous CAS card Bonnie, a beautiful design with the bronze image along with the beautiful sentimet!!


hugs
Heather xx

JD/ Jill said...

I like both the silver and the gold version. Both are very nicely done!

Judy Corner said...

Oh WOW! you are so good at the CAS style! And what a lovely Blog you have. Judy x

JoAnn said...

Love your shiny purple ornament Bonnie. Such a pretty card.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hi Bonnie,
This bauble looks stunning !! Great combined background and lace Christmas ornaments to give a great effect. Great card, congratulations idea.
Thank you for sharing in the HLS CC.
hugs,
BozenA

Karen D said...

Wow! What a gorgeous, ornament Bonnie. The texture is amazing. It looks like metal.

Sandy said...

So much sparkle and so perfect for Christmas!
sandy xx

Greta said...

Both versions are gorgeous, Bonnie! Love the creativity of using the flourish for your branch!

Barbara Godden said...

Those ornaments are awesome, I too cut mine from the middle of my purple paper. I am so glad others make booboos, I have done it twice now on a DT forgot the stash item, note to self read FIRST. Your cards are gorgeous in both silver and gold.

Margaret said...

Stunning!

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Bonnie! What awesome paper you used for the ornament! Have a great day!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Beautiful, Bonnie - just love that shiny purple ornament! Hope you're having a super weekend :)

Alison C said...

It always pays to be wearing glasses I find! Both are lovely and now you have one extra for your stash. The purple paper is gorgeous, I'm not surprised you wanted to hang on to it.

cards said...

So pretty, I love all the shimmer and shine.