Sunday, July 1, 2018

Enamor Dance for CAS Mix Up

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you could stop by!

Using stamping, shaped die cuts and watercoloring.

Today's card was for a special friend who likes purple.

And also for CAS Mix Up which I'm hosting this month.

One of my favorite techniques is coloring die cuts.

I've colored with markers, Zigs, Gelatos, Distress Crayons
and sometimes I just smoosh them down into a puddle of color.

I've die cut these beautiful flowers from Tim Holtz watercolor paper.

I used a Distress marker to add color to the center of  a flower then
moved the color with a water brush.  I repeated for each flower.

If you want less intense color, you can scribble on your craft mat or palette with a marker
and pick up the color with a damp water brush.

I always end up with a lot of ink on my mat so I like to smoosh the flowers into it
for more color.

I used the same markers to ink the similar flowers to stamp in the background.

Before adhering the die cuts to the card front, I shaped them a bit and
added some clear Wink of Stella.

Maybe you can see some of the shimmer here.

Our talented Design Team and Guest Designer Susan have come up 
with some wonderful inspiration for you.  Do check them out.
There are tutorials on the challenge site too in case you want more inspiration.

I hope you'll join us at CAS Mix Up.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Enamor (PB), Special Wishes (PB)
Ink:   Wilted Violet, Shabby Shutters (Distress Mini Cubes & Markers)
Paper:   Neenah, Purple (?), Watercolor (TH Distress)
Other:  Shall We Dance Die (PB), X-stitch Borders (GM), Water Brush, Clear Wink of Stella


Nancy Stislow said...

This one definitely has a WOW factor, Bonnie. What vibrant color and so tastefully done with your dimensional flower. I love this!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous die cut flowers, Bonnie! I love the variation in the shades of purple and how you stamped additional blooms in the background...such a pretty card!

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful mix of stamping and colored die cuts Bonnie! So pretty in the purple and green! Julia xx

Carole said...

I love this card! I so like your mix of stamping and die cuts...beautiful x

Mac Mable said...

Such a beautiful card Bonnie. Fabulous colouring of those delicate die cuts and the shimmer is so pretty x.

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie. The flowers are beautiful, such a lovely shade.xx

Loll said...

Beautiful flowers Bonnie. Love the purple with the shimmer. And amazing flowers in the background that adds so much dimension to your card. Having fun with this challenge ... thanks for hosting! xx

nancy littrell said...

Bonnie, I love how you stamped similar flowers in the background of your die cut and watercolored flowers. Such a beautiful and vibrant flower bouquet for your challenge. TFS and hosting this month, my friend. Hugs...

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty, I love those little flowers )

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is such a classy and mature card, Bonnie! I love the combination of the vibrant purple die-cut flowers and the soft violet stamped flowers! Thank you for hosting another fun challenge this month. I'm looking forward to coloring my die-cuts. Hideko xx

Ina G said...

Simply gorgeous Bonnie. My favourite colour! Lovely shimmer. Love the die cut you used here and frame behind it setting those flowers apart for instant stunning result.

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie what a beauty - love the intensity of the colour on your die cuts, which really takes the eye to the whole floral bunch (Using that term loosely, pardon the pun)

JosieD said...

Love the purple flowers and how the cross-stitching and purple mat set them off. Such a pleasing card. And thanks for the extra deets on this coloring. I learned this from you in a class a long time ago and it is my go to technique.

JosieD said...

Oops...forgot to mention how good the shimmmer looks. Will remember to add that to cards.

Susan said...

Love the way the die cut flowers are layered over the similar stamped flowers! Great colouring of the die cuts too. I have a friend who loves purple as well and I always do a purple birthday card for her.

JoAnn said...

Love your beautiful purple flowers Bonnie. Your card is so pretty and I am sure the recipient will love it too. TFS

Brenda in IN said...

These are lovely and the color is so beautiful. The shine makes them pop off the page.

Brenda said...

What a fun challenge Bonnie! I'm gonna have to set aside some time and play along on this one. Love how your card came out! That blooming flower is just gorgeous. Love how you mixed die cut flowers with the flowers on the stamp. Looks amazing. Hugs, Brenda

Trina P. said...

Wonderful card and die cut watercolouring, Bonnie! You've captured the delicate and beauty of these irises perfectly. Your friend is going to love it. xx

BożenA said...

OMG! Amazing, unique, the most beautiful !! I love both the flowers cut out by die and those stamped in the background. A delightful card !!!

Jo Manna said...

What a smart and beautiful combo of stamp and die. It gives this bouquet so much dimension. This purple colour is so rich too. Gorgeous and delightful xx

Susan Joyce said...

Wonderful card Bonnie, I love how pretty and dainty the flowers are and so vibrant in colour.

Linda said...

WOW! This is gorgeous. The colour is amazing (I love purple) and I really like the layered look with the stamping in the background, it adds depth xx

Pat said...

I adore the purple flowers both stamped and die cut Bonne, and the pierced edge to the rectangular mat goes beautifully to make a very elegant card which I'm sure your friend will absolutely love it! x