Sunday, September 24, 2017

Happy News


I have another card to share.

I'll show you all the shine first.

Here's another view so you can read the sentiment better.

I just got this die in the mail.  I'd been wanting it for a long time and
when we went to the mountains, I stopped at The Enchanted Cottage
for a quick trip through.  They didn't have the die in, but ordered it for me
and mailed it for minimal shipping.

I love that store and wish they weren't so far from us!

I used a technique that Loll showed us in this fantastic video and
it's the subject of the Try a New Technique Challenge at Splitcoaststampers
for last week.  Fortunately there is no deadline on these challenges.

Our fantastic friend, Darnell, is having another NBUS Challenge
and since this was my happy bird's first outing, I'll take him over there.

I hope your heart sings today.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Eloquence (PB)
Ink:   Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Shabby Shutters (DI), VersaMark
Paper:   Neena, Tissue, Gold Foil (stash)
Other:  Happy News (PB), Gold EP (SU)


Julia Aston said...

What a delicate die cutting of your tissue Bonnie! SO beautiful with the gold embossed sentiment! Julia xx

Sheri said...

Oh so pretty! I love the gold shine!!

Susan Joyce said...

Fantastic die Bonnie, your card is awesome.

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card the textured look of the die, so pretty.
xx Karen

Craftychris said...

My heart sings after seeing this gorgeous card! A wonderful die and I love all the shine. xxx

Bunny said...

This is just stunning. [Bunny]

JoAnn said...

Beautiful Love the gold in the image and the embossed sentiment. A great technique.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all the shimmer on this fabulous card, Bonnie! What a gorgeous effect on that bird die!!

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful cards, love the shine on the first.

Susan said...

I have that die and you've inspired me to use it with tissue paper one of these days. Love the effect you got with the gold embossing! And what a great sentiment - something we should all keep in mind.

Colleen said...

Bonnie, this is striking! The colors are so pretty and that bird looks so happy chirping away! And I love that sentiment! Have a beautiful day friend! Heart Hugs, Colleen

Diane said...

Really gorgeous Bonnie, nice touch with the gold framing and lovely birds.

Hugs diane

Mac Mable said...

Loved that you have used the tissue technique for the die cut and wow it looks stunning. Great die and worth the wait. Glorious shine with the gold and such a beautiful sentiment too x. Great photos too showing the shine and then the sentiment x

Bobby said...

The colors on your tissue are in just the right places for that lovely die, Bonnie. And the sentiment. It's perfect.

Nancy Stislow said...

Oh is this every beautiful! Love the gold and wasn't sure if that was cardstock or if you used the leafing pen but either way- gorgeous! Just had to look up the Enchanted cottage since I'll be passing through NC this October but sad to say it's way off route.

Susanne Vargas said...

This is indeed a wonderful die and it looks fabulous combined with the tissue paper technique! How nice of them to order and ship it to you!

Loll said...

AMAZING card Bonnie. Love the colours of your watercolour bird and branch. What a beautiful die. No wonder you were excited to finally get it! Love the design with the layered framing. xx

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie how beautiful is this card - love the glitter and shine on it. The die is stunning, and I lvoe your colours

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I have not seen such a great card, Bonnie! The white background and vibrating colors of a bird die on a branch create a stunning effect. I love gold brushes on the paper. The whole makes this card extremely beautiful. I think I'm going to print her picture and put it in the frame in my craft room :-)

Darnell said...

That is an amazing and beautiful die, Bonnie, and wow does it make a statement being cut from your gold-speckled tissue with just the perfect colors! Love the sediment and matting, too!! Thank you so much, my friend, for playing in NBUS Challenge #12! Hugs, Darnell

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, this is so pretty, the gold embossing on the tissue paper is stunning, and I love that die it's a wonderful combination of fine detail and larger areas for colour.

Doris said...

Just what is a "quick trip" through a stamp store??? lol. This card is gorgeous!

Pat said...

This is such a sweet die cut bird Bonnie and I love the prettily coloured tissue paper you have used and a lovely sentiment too. x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful image, beautiful colors with the gold and also love the sentiment on your fantastic card.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Bonnie's photos are beautiful, they have beautiful colors and beautiful light. But in the photos the card is only half as beautiful as in reality !! This is a real work of art! I sit and look at all the details and I can not believe that this miracle was created by human hands. And I can not believe that this miracle is in me now !! It's an amazing feeling and so amazing emotions! Thank you Bonnie!

Lucy E. said...

This is so elegant!
What a lovely card and sentiment!

nanskidrewski said...

Such a beautiful card and sentiment!