Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Partial Die Cut Bouquet for CAS Mix Up

Hello Friends. Happy New Year!
I'm so glad you stopped by!

We're off on a new challenge for the New Year at
where the very talented Hideko is our host this month at

We have two fabulous Guest Designers this month...
Tristan of Tinstar Designs

Tristan and our fabulous Design Team have
lots of inspiration for you.

For this card, I've stamped this floral bouquet using 
Distress Markers to ink it up.  I've swiped some of the ink on a
palette and picked up color with my waterbrush to add
to the petals, buds and stems.

I've used the matching die to cut just the top of the flowers and
added them on top of a piece of Japanese paper that my dear friend Joanna
sent me.  I have been hoarding that paper and taking it out to look at
then putting it safely away.  It was perfect for a backdrop for
these flowers, so I braved cutting a piece.

My mixed media are Partial Die Cutting, Inking with Markers, Stamping, Watercoloring, 
and Heat Embossing

Hope you come join us at CAS Mix Up

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Bouquet of Thanks (SSS), Banner Sentiments (PTI)
Ink:   Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs (DI and DM), Wow Embossing pad
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Basic Black (SU), Japanese Paper, Neenah
Other:  Bouquet of Thanks Die (SSS), White EP


Nstiz said...

Partial die cutting is one of those skills I never mastered. Love the gorgeous blooms over a partially cut background. Wonderful painting too!

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful colors you used for your flowers and the background is so pretty. I, too, hoard pretty, special paper but this was a perfect time to use yours.

nancy littrell said...

Love your beautifully watercolored partial die cut flowers, Bonnie. The texture from your rice paper is perfect for your mixed media card. TFS your gorgeous floral card, my friend. Hugs..and Happy New Year. Nancy

Pat said...

Very pretty partially die cut flowers Bonnie and love the bright purple and the gorgeous Japanese paper you used, and the white on black sentiment really pops. x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Bonnie, your die cut flowers are perfect on that Japanese paper. Great choice in saving it for this card :)

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. I like how you partially cut just the top of the flowers. Your coloring is lovely. TFS
Happy New Year.

I Card Everyone said...

So lovely, Bonnie! This is one of my favorite techniques - hope to play along!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So Very Beautiful.
Faith x

Linda said...

This looks so pretty, those blooms are gorgeous xx

Barb Ghig said...

I can see why you saved that gorgeous Japanese paper...It's perfect for this card, Bonnie! Beautiful watercoloring and I love your color palette! Another really fabulous card!

Jo said...

Delightful and perfect. This bouquet truly honours this background Japanese paper, so happy you waited for these superbly painted blooms. Definitely a very special card for a special day. Happy New Year xx

BożenA said...

Dreamlike card, I love your work with watercolor. I perfectly understand your love for Japanese paper. I also have a few things that I received from my craft friends and I'm afraid to use them so as not to spoil them because I know that they are unique to me.

Bobby said...

Beautiful, Bonnie. I love the technique and hooray for using that fabulous paper.

Loll said...

So beautiful, Bonnie! I LOVE those flowers and they look amazing in shades of purple. Great work with the partial die-cutting. The Japanese paper background is gorgeous! xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Love the colouring on thjs card too:) I do that with Japanese paper too lol!!! It looks fabulous behind the partial die-cutting!

Susan said...

Great job on the partial die cutting! It sounds really tricky so I'll have to look at the videos and give it a try. Love the floral bouquet and the lovely colours - so nice to look at when it's grey and pouring with rain here!

TK said...

Beautiful flowers, and perfect in purples -- love that paper too, obvious to see why you're hoarding it!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your flowers are colored so beautifully, Bonnie! Wilted Violet is my favorite color among Distress Inks. :-)
The partial die-cutting is perfect for showing off those pretty petals against the fabulous, textured, Japanese paper!
Hideko xx

Ros Crawford said...

This is so pretty!! I love the distress ink coloured flowers!

Ina G said...

Oh Bonnie your blending skills look amazing on that beautiful 'purple' flower and wow that Japanese paper is the perfect background here. No wonder you looked at it and tucked it away for safe keeping. So glad you were finally brave enough to put scissors to it. What a stunning card.

Sandy said...

My grandmother always said "pretty is as pretty does" and Bonnie - no one does pretty like you!!
Sandy xx

Trina P. said...

Blue may be my favourite colour, but for some reason, purple and green is my favourite floral colour combo. That Japanese paper is gorgeous and a wonderful complement to your beautiful flowers. Great job partial die cutting as well.

Mac Mable said...

What a beautiful card and the flowers look amazing. I can see why you wanted to keep the japanese paper Bonnie but what a fabulous use you made of it x.

Susan Joyce said...

Lovely colours for the flowers Bonnie, pretty design.