Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter for CAS Mix Up

Hello and Happy Easter!

Since it's April Fool's Day I thought about wishing you Merry Christmas,
but didn't want to start a panic!  Hee hee.

I'm guessing you're here to see a card?

Using Rubber Band Stamping, Inking with Markers, Watercolor and Die Cuts

This month, Julia is hosting CAS Mix Up and she chose

I've never used this technique so I was excited to try it!

I wrapped some rubber bands around a spare wood stamp block,
inked and gently stamped several times on a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock
with the same color ink, changing direction every time I stamped.

I love the subtle background it made!

The tulip were removed from the wood block so I could use the stamp in the MISTI.
I stamped, moved the color with a water brush, and stamped some more.

When I was happy with the image, I wet the paper around the stamping
and pulled some of the color out for a light wash, adding more ink as needed.

The Design Team has some awesome inspiration for you and our dear Loll
has done a video special for this challenge.
There are other video tutorials at the challenge site to spur you on.

Added to that, Hideko is our Guest Designer.  
I can't wait for you to see what she designed for you!

I hope you'll find some rubber bands and join us in this challenge.
Can't wait to see what you do!

REJOICE!

HE LIVES SO WE MAY LIVE!


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Promise Me (PB), Mini Inspriations 4 (IO)
Ink:   Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs (DI), Pink Pirouette (SU)
Paper:   Neena, Pink Pirouette (SU), Mixed Media (St)
Other:  Rubber Bands on wood block, Stitched Rectangles die (SSS), Scallop Borders #2 (PPP), Sequins


29 comments:

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie. So delicate and so pretty. Love the rubber band technique on the subtle background. You really should frame this beauty x

Carole said...

Beautiful card Bonnie...great background idea...Happy Easter to you. xx

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card. So very nicely done! Happy Easter to you!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Happy Easter, Bonnie!! Just love your tulip trio - so gorgeous in pink! Great rubber band background too!!

Trina P. said...

Such a pretty card, Bonnie. I like how you die cut that top panel. The subtle rubber band background highlights your watercoloured tulips beautifully. Perfect card to celebrate Easter! xx

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful soft colours of your tulips and love your rubber band background. That's such a cool die cut panel :)

nancy littrell said...

I love your soft color on color stamped rubber band background for your pretty watercolored tulips. Your design is a beautiful reminder of our Spring season filled with gorgeous flowers. TFS Bonnie. Hugs....

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Bonnie. The background is so pretty and I love the delicate design of the image. xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Bonnie this card is just sooooo pretty, love your colours and a lovely way your watercoloured it, just gorgeous

Ina Grehan said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Such soft colours for those tulips. Lovely die you used here. Love the lakky band background.

Loll said...

Your pink watercolour tulips are gorgeous! Love the shape of the panel with the pretty scalloped edge. This is such a pretty, dainty card. The tone-on-tone rubber band embossing on your pink background is subtle, but adds just a little something special. LOVE it! Amazing card Bonnie!! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is such a pretty Easter card, Bonnie! Your subtle rubber band background is perfect for your beautifully and softly watercolored/stamped tulips! I love the colors and the way you pulled the colors out for a light wash! Happy Easter to you and to your family! Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

Your pink rubber band stamping over the pink card is so pretty Bonnie! love your watercolored tulips on the pretty die cut panel! Hope you had a lovely Easter! Julia xx

Georgiana said...

Wow! These flowers are beautiful and that is not April's fool joke.

Susan said...

What a perfect card to post on Easter Sunday! Love the beautiful tulips - wonderful watercolouring with a nice wash around them. And the rubber bands made a perfect tone on tone background for them!

TK said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie! Love the simple yet elegant backdrop for your beautiful flowers!

Maxine D said...

What a delight you background is Bonnie - your card is a real feast for the eyes.
Easter blessings to you and yours too
Maxine

Cynthia said...

I haven't tried this technique but it does make an interesting background for this lovely flower image. Thanks for showing!

Daffodil Cards said...

So Beautiful Bonnie, love the shape of the centre die.
Faith
x

Sandy said...

Boo to you - it's the most wonderful Halloween card I have ever seen!@
What day is it?
Sandy xx

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card Bonnie!! Love your soft and subtle background with the rubber band technique (I've never used it before either and am excited to try it!) and your water colored tulips are so lovely!! FABULOUS card my friend!! :0)

MaryH said...

It's a gorgeous arrangement of lovely tulips, and I love the die shape too. Liked how you got the rubber band element on the background too! TFS & have a great week.

Nancy Stislow said...

Beautiful job on the tulips, Bonnie! How I love the rubber band stamping on the card base as well as the soft stamping of the tulips. You always do such a great job with the soft wash around your image too!

Pat said...

I adore these beautifully watercoloured tulips Bonnie, I love both the stitched mats and the extra pretty scallop curved edge on the white mat shows off your great pink elastic band pattern which adds to the whole look without being overpowering. A gorgeous card! x

JoAnn said...

Beautiful Easter card. Love your watercolor flowers, so pretty.

Nance said...

Oh so very pretty! Love all the pink and that die cut! Happy "belated" Easter! Hugs!

Jo Manna said...

Loving the softness and delicacy of this card Bonnie. You banner is brilliant, so smart and the pastel flowers are simply gorgeous. Pink rubber band stamping on pink card stock makes for the perfect compliment. Simply beautiful, love it! hugs xx

Bobby said...

I love the loose watercoloring of the tulips, Bonnie, and I have a brayer on the way to try the rubber band technique.

BożenA said...

It's another card when you've painted flowers so fantastically. I love the look of your flowers !!
BożenA xoxo