Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Hello dear friends.

I hope this brightens your day.

Today's card uses a beautiful, elegant die cut from Penny Black.
In fact it's named Elegance.

It's so easy to watercolor die cuts!

I cut the flower from Mixed Media paper and added watercolor using
ink smooshed into the lids of the inkpads adding more color until I was happy with it.

I cheated on the splatters and stamped them with an old wood mount stamp.

A few scored lines on that background and a sentiment finished the base.

optional Easter or Chocolate
(I ate the chocolate, yum)

I'm seeing pink flowers.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Heartfelt (PB)
Ink:   Onyx Black (Versafine), Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron (SU)
Paper:   Neena, Strawberry Slush, Mixed Media
Other:  Elegance Die (PB)


Georgiana said...

Very pretty!

Bobby said...

What a lovely, lacy die cut, Bonnie. The scoring frames the flower beautifully. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! Beautiful! Perfect name Elegance!

MaryH said...

This bright happy color is just like some tulips we have had come up. I love this flower shape, and what a wonderful smoosh of color you managed. The spatters are super too (and I need this stamp!) and the little trims and embellies you've added - just made for a beautiful card that lives up to the name 'elegance'. TFS & Hugs. Happy Easter.

Christine Alexander said...

So clever with the splatters :) mine some times turn out like big puddles on the paper. Love the watercoloured flower, so perfect for spring.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie - love how you have kept the background so discreet so the die cut can shine so beautifully.

Marcia Hill said...

CAS perfection Bonnie and the name of the stamp is perfect it!! And the cheating splatters too!! :0)

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love the effect you achieved with the watercolor on that die cut, it's absolutely stunning! Beautiful design and I love the added little dots. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

JosieD said...

Ahhh, what an elegant card (!) Like the scoring touch and the easy peasy stamped splatters.

Nstiz said...

That beautiful die is so appropriately named, Bonnie. Love what you did with this. You also have such a knack for finding these gorgeous dies! I too like to cheat on the spatter. It's the perfect final touch on this card!

Trina P. said...

Elegant and beautifully watercoloured. I find splatters tricky, and you are so lucky you have a stamp. Lovely card with a great CAS design. xx

Darnell said...

Ooooh, that IS the definition of elegance and so beautifully colored, Bon-Bon! I don't think you are cheating to use your wooden dot stamp cuz if you are, then I am, too! I love the addition of the subtle score lines! Hugs, Dolly

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Elegant it certainly is.

Nance Elaine said...

Ooo! I recognize that flower! Love it in pink! Course I'm partial to pink. You always inspire my friend! Hugs!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Elegant watercolored die cut flower, Bonnie. I love how you used the red strips to frame your flower and buds. Your card would brighten anyone's Birthday. TFS Hugs.

Susan said...

I had to laugh when you said it's so easy to watercolour die cuts! I actually struggle with that and would far rather watercolour a stamped image! Love your pretty and elegant flower die. Great details with the scored lines and the simple stamped gold splatter.

Sandy said...

Wonderful Bonnie! I think your middle name "elegance"!
Sandy xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is a real beauty! Lovely job!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous card ... Bonnie...
Thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx

Mac Mable said...

So adorable and so sweet x

Jeanne H said...

Love your card and that die is a "must have". Thanks for sharing!

Loll said...

Beautiful pink flowers Bonnie. The colours are bright and cheerful. Spring has arrived here ... and on your card. :) xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card - what a pretty flower!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x