Monday, August 6, 2018

Happy Dragonfly

Hello friends.  Thanks for popping in!

Today's card was a birthday card for our daughter.


I fell in love with this stamp when browsing through the Unity Stamps site.

I pretty much CASEd a sample card there.

I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color the stamp
and it stamped beautifully!

I added some splatters, and clear stones that Starlit Studio added
as a bonus in an order.

This is a large stamp so the card is bigger than my usual.

I was so excited to get it done and clipped on the bag with her
birthday present that I forgot to sign it!

It's not the first time I've forgotten to sign a card. Oops.

DD said not to sign it so she could pass it on.

Challenges:



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Happy (Unity)
Ink:   
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore), Smokey Slate, Basic Gray (SU)
Other:  Zig CCRBM (#31 Cobalt, #36 Lt. Blue, #41 Lt. Green, #94 Gray Brown, #10 Black), Water Brush, Beautiful You Die (Concord & 9th), Gems (Starlit Studio)


24 comments:

Carole said...

A beautiful card Bonnie. very eye catching.

JosieD said...

What a pleasure to start my day looking at this beautiful card! Love the soft colors and the splatters and gems to set it off. How lucky your daughter is to get such a gem of a card...and Happy birthday to her from me.

Marcia HIll said...

I can see why you fell in love with this stamp Bonnie...what a beautiful image and I love how you colored it with the blues and greens!! I'm sure your daughter loved it and probably had a good chuckle too that you forgot to sign it!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

MaryH said...

What a lovely dragonfly image, and you've used it so pretty with the Zigs. I like the outlining in blue, then the coloring in, with the shades of green. The little dewdrops & spatters add a lot of dimension and texture as well. The raised sentiment looks great. Happy Birthday to your daughter! TFS & Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

Your card is beautiful Bonnie, I love the soft watercolouring on the wings and the light splattering of the blues and greens. Darn it, I just received my Unity order, I wish I'd seen this set :)

jimlynn said...

What a beautiful card! I can see why you loved the dragonfly - I do too. SO lovely and I know your daughter loved it too.
Lynn

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie what a beautiful card - love that dragonfly. I am glad i am not the only one who forgets to sign a card :)
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

It really is beautiful, I suspect she was overjoyed with it.
Faith
x

Brenda said...

Oh my, this is so beautiful Bonnie! That dragonfly/butterfly is so stunning and I love the way you stamped it out. Love the "beautiful you" sentiment as well and perfect for your daughter I'm sure! Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

I have tried so hard to achieve this wonderful, watery effect that you achieved here. LOVE this! Also love the colors and the beautiful blending. I may just have to have that stamp after seeing your fabulous card! Wonderful job on the splatters too!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty!!!

Susan said...

Love the watercolour look of the dragonfly! And those clear stones are the perfect embellishment to go with the splatters.

nancy littrell said...

I love the translucent look you achieved on the dragonfly wings with your Zigs. Beautiful image with your splatters, sentiment and framing. Your oops turned into a gift for your DD to share with a friend:-) TFS Bonnie. Hugs...

Loll said...

The colours of that gorgeous dragonfly are amazing Bonnie!! Your DD being able to send this card to someone special is a bonus! :) xx

Jeanne H said...

What a lovely card, Bonnie. Inspirational!

Ina G said...

Oh Bonnie this card is exquisite especially just highlighting the wings. A beautiful dragonfly stamp and you have created a cas beautiful card for your daughter. Love the splatters and those stones. Great sentiment dies too.

Trina P. said...

Like the sentiment... beautiful, Bonnie! Love the colours and splatters. I’ve stopped signing my cards to one if my closest friends so she can pay it forward, too. xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow this is beautiful Bonnie. Love the water colour effect of that beautiful dragonfly. Your daughter will be treasuring this one x.

Mac Mable said...

Maybe DD will not be treasuring it after all and will be passing it on .....LOL x

Cath Wilson said...

I love Unity Stamps - this one is really beautiful!! I bet your daughter was thrilled with it. Hope she keeps it as a treasure :-)

Cath x

Linda said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, I love the dragonfly. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

I can't believe I missed this gorgeous card, Bonnie! The dragonfly is so beautifully translucent that I can feel the lightness of the wings. I'm delightfully surprised to know that you used Zig Markers to color the stamp and got this wonderful result. I'll try that someday.
The spattering and the clear stones are just right to add movement and show off the dragonfly.
Your DD always knows who made this card even without your signature! :-) Hideko

BożenA said...

Oh Bonnie !! This card is amazing !!! Like a beautiful butterfly! I love how you painted it. Unusual colors, great mixing. It made this butterfly as light as the wind that lifts it. What an amazing impression. I love it and I am sure that your daughter will love this card very much.
BożenA

Cheetarah said...

Very pretty Bonnie! Thanks for joining the Craft Stamper Challenge this month! xo Cheetarah