Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tim Holtz Woodland Tree for Merry Monday

Hello crafty friends.  I hope you're having a good weekend!


I didn't think I'd get a card done for Merry Monday this week,
but I got this idea and you know how that goes...

I knew I wouldn't be able to think about anything else until I tried it.

Fortunately, the idea worked out.

Here's the Merry Monday Challenge that Marcia chose.
My background piece is Inka Gold Smoosh with blue and gold.
(Not exactly turquoise but pretty close.)

The tree is die cut from copper foil.

I used a Floating Inlaid Die Cut technique that I first saw Nancy Stislow do.

Of course I had to get that die and CASE her tag.

Thanks for the inspiration and the enabling, my friend!


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  
Ink:   
Paper:   Naturals Ivory (retired SU), Copper Foil (SU), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Other:  Woodlands Die (TH), Inka Gold (Steel Blue, Gold), Acetate


36 comments:

Loll said...

Wow ... gorgeous colours from your inka gold background Bonnie. Those colours look so good with the copper accents. Great job with the floating die-cut. I haven't done that yet, but it is SO COOL!! Nancy is one talented crafter and I am always inspired by her makes. She is good at enabling too! :) xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a very clever design Bonnie! I LOVE that the die-cut is half inlaid and half floating and it looks great in copper against that beautiful background you created! I hope you're having a great weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Maura R said...

Nancy - I love this bg and the copper tree is so perfect - what an eye-catching card! Thanks for mentioning linking to the CAS mix-up challenge on my card at splitcoast. I thought I had linked up already - but had actually linked to the watercolor challenge by mistake - so now I fixed it - thanks!! And thanks for the nice comment too.

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Bonnie! I had to enlarge your photo so I could see the technique you used and I'm blown away...it is so cool!! And I just love that tree in copper! Stunning card my friend!! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday! :0)

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Bonnie! I had to enlarge your photo so I could see the technique you used and I'm blown away...it is so cool!! And I just love that tree in copper! Stunning card my friend!! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday! :0)

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful, beautiful card Bonnie - looks like a winner to me!

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty, I just love the colours you used.

JosieD said...

Oh, Bonnie, this card is literally breath taking. I can't stop looking at it. The bg -- the foil -- the die itself and the inlaid technique from Nancy -- the whole thing. And, honestly, a nice break from CAS allowing for an almost full card size bg, which looks like such a beautiful, realistic sky with your smooshing. You topped yourself with this one, and that is saying something.

Daffodil Cards said...

Love the copper on the blue, a beautiful card.
Faith
x

Barb said...

What an absolutely beautiful card Bonnie and a really clever technique. Thank you for sharing. Barbxx

Nancy Stislow said...

This turned out so beautiful, Bonnie! Love the color combination! You always have such a great eye for color! I just love that die and use it a lot. Thanks for the nod too!

Mac Mable said...

Yes I know exactly what you mean when you get an idea.....Amazing card Bonnie. The background is brilliant and all set off with the stand out copper tree die cut x

Brenda in IN said...

Oh wow, the background gives the impression of mountains and it's perfect to showcase the tree. The tree is beautiful in the copper and a great die too. The smooshing is just wonderful!

Viv's Visuals said...

Simply fabulous Bonnie - love it.

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card Bonnie and thank you so much for your guidance.
I wasn't aware of CAS Colour on-going challenge but I have rectified that thanks to you!
Much appreciated ;-)
xx

Linda said...

Bonnie, this is so beautiful. Love how it looks like mountains in the background. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning card, Bonnie! Just love your smooshed background - perfect for your metallic tree!!

Sandy said...

Wonderful Bonnie! We have been gone for the last 2 weeks so I am terribly behind!
Sandy xx

MaryH said...

This is one fab smooshed background, and the perfect gold tree to adorn it too! Just the very image of what this kind of tree looks like on an icy but sunny snow day. You've got a super look with this one, Miss B! Love it! TFS & Hugs

nancy littrell said...

OMG Bonnie...Your smooshed blue and gold background reminds me of a beautiful sky in the mountains. The perfect backdrop for your gorgeous floating gold foil die cut tree...my favorite tree too because of Nancy s. TFS your beauty my friend. Hugs..

Colleen said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie...Wow those colors are so pretty together...I need to find me some of that copper paper!! Thank you for sharing this at Merry Monday, I am so glad we still get you in the gallery!! Hugs my friend!

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love that background and the pretty copper foil die cut tree. TFS

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely background and I like the gold tree...so elegant!

AlisonC said...

That background is fabulous as looks like mountains and the floating technique is very cool. Tree die envy here. Fab all round. X

jimlynn said...

I think one word would sum up this entire card.......WOW!!!!! This is gorgeous Bonnie. I could say "wow" a hundred times and it still wouldn't be enough.
Lynn

Di said...

Wow Bonnie, what a stunner of a card! I already have that wonderful die - NBUS of course! Thanks for reminding me and I'll hop over to the link! This has to be a winner over at MM - it's just perfection!

Hugs

Di xx

Susan said...

After seeing Nancy and several other people use that die, I had to break down and buy it too, Bonnie! Love what you did with it - it looks fabulous in copper. Great Inka Gold smooshing!

Karen L K said...

What a great looking card! Such a nice smooched background and the tree and floating lnlaid die cut looks great too.

Betty Keefe said...

CONGRATS on your win Bonnie - i told you it would a winner!!!

Gramma Sarah said...

Bonnie, this is over the top gorgeous!!! Must try floating inlay....keep up the inspirations. Sarah

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations with your win...This really is one stand out card x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love that background--it makes me think of the mountains. That foil tree is very striking.

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved win, Bon Bon! This card is utterly spectacular!! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

Congratulations on your well deserved win, Bonnie. Your card is gorgeous and I love that technique.

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous card for the challenge Bonnie - love that copper tree! Julia xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I've seen this card before, but I did not have time to comment :-( It's amazing. I love the background, it looks like heaven, so uneasy and amazing.
Hugs,
BożenA