Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Serendipity Thistle

Hello friends. I hope you are having a great day!


I was playing with this beautiful Serendipity Thistle stamp for last month's class
and had an extra that I stamped different color dots on trying to decide 
which color to go with.  I ultimately decided on the pale yellow,
but liked how it looked with all the different colors.

The thistle stamp, which includes the butterfly,
was so easy to ink with markers.

The MISTI is such a great tool for this technique!

I die cut around the bottom and put the design on a piece of
mauve cardstock.  It looked like it needed a little something else,
so I scored the bottom of the mauve piece.

Serendipity has a blog hop on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Mary always has some good sales and if you comment
on all the blogs of the Design Team, you get a chance to win a 
gift certificate to Serendipity.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Thistle (Serendipity), Tulips (Technique Tuesday)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Markers  (Picked Raspberry, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade), SU Marker (Cajun Craze)
Paper:   Neenah, Sweet Sugarplum (ret. SU)
Other:  Scallop Borders 2 (PPP from Serendipity), Simply Scored (SU)


22 comments:

Colleen said...

Oh I love that thistle, Bonnie (not in my garden though, but definitely on paper *wink!) I love your background paper and scoring it really adds a lot of dimension, I thought you had stamped a pin stripe! Fun card with beautiful colors! Heart Hugs, Col

Brenda in IN said...

Whoa, you got ahead of me with your cards. I love that watercolor card with the birch trees and the lamppost card is so pretty. This thistle card is lovely. I do like the yellow splatters and the scalloped bottom. Adding the scores along the bottom just finished off the card perfectly.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very very pretty! Lovely in these colors with the splashes of dots.

Pat said...

Ooh Bonnie, I love this thistle in such a pretty colour and a gorgeous butterfly too. I adore that scalloped curved mat and matching paper too, and the different coloured splatters go beautifully. x

MaryH said...

This is such a pretty & versatile stamp...It looks lovely in the bright pink and I like the different color spatters on this one too. Also like the curved bottom edge design with the scoring. At first I thought it was some colored corrugated paper. Very lovely, Miss B. TFS & hugs

JoAnn said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Love the scored mauve piece and the scallop rounded edge. Your thistles are colored beautifully. TFS

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful card Bonnie - love that beautiful stamp and how you have used it. The coloured dots are fun and perfect for the background. Love the way you have mounted the image panel
Blessings
Maxine

Mary Dew Lee said...

So beautiful! I love all the different color dots and you are so right - the scoring adds just a perfect subtle touch!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful, Bonnie. You do wonders with that MISTI stamping/inking technique. Lovely colours and design. xx

Loll said...

LOVE this thistle. So pretty with the splatters. Beautiful card Bonnie. Guess where I just went shopping??!! :) xx

Susan said...

I really love that thistle stamp - just might have to buy it!! Beautiful colours and great splattering to match them. I like the scalloped bottom edge too, allowing the pink background to have more space than just a thin border.

Nstiz said...

Love that stamp, Bonnie and you did a terrific job with it. Love the multi colored splatter with this adding so much interest to it. What fabulous colors you used on this too!

Ina G said...

Oh Bonnie this is beautiful! I so love that stamp and was so envious when Loll won hers. I just have to have it as I have seen so many gorgeous cards with it. Love the colouring and that butterfly is so bright and pretty. Love the scallop die too. Great background DP.

Marcia Hill said...

Lovely, lovely card my friend! Those Thistles are so pretty and the butterfly too! And I really like all the different colors splatters too and also your scored bottom piece...so much to keep the eye moving on this beautiful card Bonnie...LOVE it!! :0)

nancy littrell said...

Your Gorgeous colored thistle and butterfly will make someone feel Much Better! I love your splatters and die cut border too. TFS Bonnie. Hugs.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very lovely. I'm a fan of splatters and you do them so well.

Linda said...

So pretty Bonnie. Love those thistles and that beautiful butterfly.

Brenda said...

I so love this stamp and I adore this card Bonnie! The butterfly looks like it could just fly right off the card. I the colors you used are so pretty and I really love the splatters. Love the bottom edge you die cut and love the embossing on the mauve cardstock. I just love, love, love this card! Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty, Bonnie! Love the delicately stamped/marker-inked thistle and butterfly! The beautiful spatter adds a soft flow/movement. And what a great eye for design you have - adding the scored lines to the bottom portion of the mauve panel! Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

Now I know I looked at your card Bonnie and admired it...but what I didn't do was comment on it...So sorry x. Absolutely beautiful card with great colours. That stamp is wonderful and so is your card x.

Bo┼╝enA said...

Oh, every time your card with this punch looks stunning. You mobilized me to reach my supplies and work with this stamp. I am afraid, however, that I will not be able to achieve such beauty as you in this card.

Jo said...

What beautiful vivid colours to this summer card. Genius idea to score the matching coloured card stock, giving such a country finish. Lovely xx