Monday, June 1, 2020

Embossed Vellum for CAS Mix Up

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by.

It's time for a new CAS Mix Up!
We've combined the CAS Mix Up, CAS Watercolour, and CAS Stencil
into one challenge.  We'll be alternating between the three.

This month is Mixed Media.

The very creative Susan is hosting this month and she chose...

She has included some instructional videos at the challenge site.
This technique is one I've wanted to do for a long time!

I stamped and heat embossed these little flowers on some vellum and
used a stylus to press in the petals from the backside.  Not only does it
add extra texture, but it turns the vellum white where you press.
My flowers are pretty small and it's hard to see the white, but
check in at the challenge site and see some great examples from our talented 
Design Team and Guest Designer Bonnie (Paper Crafter at Large).

My mixed media are Embossed Vellum, Stamping, Heat Embossing and Embossing with a Die

I stamped twice so I have another card to share.
This time I added watercolor on the back of the flowers.

Hope to see your embossed vellum card at

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Birthday Blossoms (SU), Happy Snippets (PB)
Ink:   WOW Embossing pad
Paper:   Neenah, Vellum, Crisp Cantaloupe (SU)
Other:  White EP, Stylus, Stitched Rectandle Die (SSS), Pearl Cotton, White Opal Liquid Pearls

Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Birthday Blossoms (SU), Script Sentiments #1 (Inky Antics)
Ink:   WOW Embossing Pad
Paper:   Neenah, Vellum, Grapesicle (MFT)
Other:  White EP, Gansai Tambi Watercolor (Violet), Henstitch Die (Splbndr), Stylus

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Turning the Page June 2020

Time to turn the page on our calendars to a new month.

I make calendars each year for my desk and my family.

I thought I'd set up a regular post on the last day of each month to share them.

I hope you enjoy my “Turning the Page” posts.

Here's our June page.

By the way, the calendars are clipped together and can be displayed on an easel
or hung on a push pin or magnetic hook.  We all have a different way to display them.

If you would like a word document with the calendar, 
email me (bonklass(at)gmail(dot)com.
and I will be glad to send it to you so you can design your own.

If your email address is not in your profile, I have no way to send this to you.

Email link is in my profile on the sidebar.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Fluttering Flowers

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by.

Today I'm playing with the MFT Color Challenge using these colors.

I was lucky to win their last challenge and
I'm excited to have a chance to go shopping!

I don't have the exact colors but I think I came close.

I place the flowers in MISTI and inked with markers, then did the same
with a foliage sprig.

The butterfly is from a NBUS set that was heat embossed and watercolored.

The cardstock was some specialty that I found in my stash.
I love the texture!

MFT Color Challenge 142 - Natural, Sno Cone, Limelight, Jelly Bean Green
NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Flower Silhouettes, Fluttering Friends (MFT)
Ink:   Sahara Sand, Baha Breeze, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive (SU), WOW Emb.
Paper:  Specialty (?), Neenah
Other:  Fluttering Friends Die, Gold EP, Stitched Rectangle Die (SSS)

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Glittery Snowman for Jingle Belles

Hi there.  I'm so glad  you stopped by.

Another card for the Christmas stash.  How's your Christmas stash growing?

I used an acetate image from Stamp On It and some of their Glitter Film.
It makes a super easy card with lots of sparkle!

Jingle Belles is asking for bling.  Glitter is in their list and this certainly has the glitter!

Jingle Belles - BLING on the Holidays

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Scripty Holiday (GKD)
Ink:   Island Indigo (SU)
Paper:   Neenah, Gold Foil (card 2)
Other:  Vintage Hues Acetate, Glitter Film (Stamp On It), Kars Snowflake EF (ret. Cuttlebug), Stitched Square Die (LI), Infinity Circle Dies (HA)

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Wings and Petals

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

Have you seen any butterflies yet?
I saw a couple a few weeks back but none since then.
I hope our butterfly bush will attract some.

I found this little guy in the studio.

He was already watercolored and all he needed was a place to land.

The background was in my background box and I didn't make note of 
how I did it.  My best guess is that it's mixed media paper smooshed in 
Distress ink or SU reinkers.?!

I used a Memory Box die for the background and added some
die cut daisies.  I thought about adding color to the daisies, but decided
I liked them au naturale.

I hope this brings a little bit of a sunshiny feeling to you!

Poppystamps #68 - Winged Things

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Happy Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Neenah, Watercolor, Mixed Media
Other:  Daisy Silhouette Die, Distressed Windham Collage Die (MB), Stitched Butterfly Trio (PS)