Thursday, March 3, 2016

NBUS and CAS Mix Up

This is the birthday card I made for my grandson Luke.

The background was mopped up from the splatter and overrun
of his brother's play with Brushos.

Jack loves the magic spray and I have it contained in a Lucite
box frame to minimize damage to the studio.

The balloons are from a NBUS stamp set and die from Simon Says Stamp.

I covered the balloons with Crystal Effects for extra texture and shine.

Although I think Luke liked his card, he was much more interested in what was inside.

Thank you for your awesome welcome on the
CAS Mix Up Challenge.

Our good friend Darnell opened her
March NBUS Challenge

In case you're one of the 3 people who don't know Darnell,
we are to use some of that stash we bought and haven't used yet.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
says Touchy Feely
Add some texture to your creation.
I've got shiny balloons.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps: Celebrate (SSS), Sanded (retired SU)
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White, Pacific Point (SU), Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press)
Other:  Celebration Time Dies (SSS), Alphabet Sizzlits (retired), Brushos, Crystal Effects (SU)


Barb said...

I really like this card. I think Balloons are great for birthdays and I love the colours. Barbxx

Marcia HIll said...

Cute card Bonnie, and I love the idea of the box you have to contain the "mess" ... I'm storing up all these ideas for when Addy gets old enough to play with me in my craft room! Thanks for the tip!! :0)

Nance said...

Super card, Bonnie! Happy Birthday to your grandson too! I've been using your box tip for my messy self! Getting busy to play in your new challenge! See you soon!

jimlynn said...

What a fun and cute card for your grandson! I LOVE that background. It's perfect for the cute balloons!

Loll said...

What a sweet card for Luke! :) At eight, they do tend to be more interested on what's inside the card ... too funny! :) Love that "mopped up" background. And the balloons just shine with the glossy accents. Happy Birthday to Luke! xx

Diane said...

What a lovely splash of color for your background Bonnie and fun balloons.

Hugs Diane

MaryH said...

Saw this darling card earlier, but back now to enjoy it more thoroughly. Wonderful work on the brusho background...and can imagine the fun this was to do. Absolutely love the treatment on these happy balloons, and what a perfect card for Luke. He may have liked the inside, but I bet he lingered over the outside too!!! TFS & Hugs.

Barb Ghig said...

I'm sure Luke loved this card, Bonnie! At his age, I think he can really appreciate the artistic elements of your design! Your background is amazing and I love how you added texture and shine to the balloons! Such a fun card!

Maxine D said...

Love the 'mop up' background on this Bonnie - a lovely card.

JosieD said...

What a cute and fun card for an 8 year old big boy! Love the extra mileage you got from the Brushos. Happy Birthday to Luke.

Daffodil Cards said...

How lovely and the fact that his brother had a hand in it too. Aw!

Bobby said...

I am just enamored with all your sprayed, splattered. smooshed, brushoed and mopped up backgrounds, Bonnie.

OH Babs said...

Very cute card Bonnie. How brave to let the grandsons play with Brushos.

Susan said...

A perfect card for an 8 year old boy! I love it that you let your grandsons play with your brushos - I must be a child at heart as I love the magic of them too!

Brenda in IN said...

What a fun card for your grandson's birthday. That background is really wonderful. I love your flamingo card and also that lovely watercolor card from your online class. It is really stunning. I've been missing for a while doing work in my house and stopped to rest today and just visit blogs. I'm having withdrawal pains! I hope to be back soon.

Sandy said...

Wonderful, wonderful colors. Love the background you smart lady!
sandy xx

JoAnn said...

I love the colors and design of your pretty card.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Just a head's up that Luke may not outgrow that--being more interested on what was inside the card than outside. I know my hubby never has. This is fabulous--love that background. "Magic spray" is a good way to describe Brushos.

Pia S said...

I really like the background, looking so cool, a fun monochromatic design with plenty of party feel, perfect for a boy!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card Bonnie!
Thank You so much for your sweet comments and letting me know about the challenge ;)
I really appreciate it!

Linby said...

Love your mop up brushos! Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Gayatri said...

Love the spatter on the background and the glossy "8" Awesome card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Touchy Feely Challenge :) Gayatri xx

Brenda said...

They are always interested in what is in the inside Bonnie! lol At least that is the way it works around here. lol I love the beautiful background you got just from moping up. Your balloons are so fun and I love that you put the age on one. Love it! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

How fun that you made Luke this darling card out of Jack's artwork, Bonnie! They must love having such an artistic and fun grandma to let them play with her stuff!! (Maybe I should have kept my set of Brushos for the twinks instead of giving them away!) Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6!! Hugs, Darnell

Barbara Derksen said...

Hi Bonnie,

Thanks so much for visiting me too :)

Clever of you to combine challenges, that always makes it fun.

Your card is like a little party in itself. Its shiny and splattery and creative. How sweet it was a joint production with your brother. Its original and wonderful. Someone will be very fortunate to recieve this treasure from you!

Pat said...

I love these balloons and the different coloured blues work so well against that great watery background. This is a great card for Luke and his brother's input makes it even better! x

Greta said...

Love the background, Bonnie--such a fun, festive card!

JoAnn said...

Love your card. Such a petty background and the balloons just pop with the shine.