Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Wild Vines

Hi there.  I'm glad you stopped by.

Today I have a Twofer plus one. all done with a stamp that
a dear friend sent me for my birthday.
I've been having a lot of fun with it!

My Twofer using the same stamp for two different designs and two different occasions 
(an encouragement card and a Halloween card).

First up stamped on a background that I did using this technique.

You can see where I got an ugly streak on the background.  I stamped the vine
over the streak and heat embossed then die cut and added the sentiment.
I thought this was a good sentiment for these times and for
ugly streaks in a background!

For my twofer...

My friend Nance came for a visit a week or so ago and I cut this
spider web frame from one of the dies she brought. 

These vines worked well on a Magicals background from my stash.
They make me think of running into those spider webs hanging
from the trees in the Fall.

It's a good Halloween card for someone who thinks spiders are
really creepy!

And a threefer...

Lots of shine on this as it has a lot of copper embossing.

My sweet friend also sent me this awesome sentiment stamp.
More good words to live by.

If you made it to the end, we'll add perseverance to that list!

A brand new and fun challenge from Dar & Diane
Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge - Anything Goes Halloween


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Wild Vines (Lavinia), Choose Joy (PTI)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black 
Paper:   Neenah, Grout Gray (MFT)
Other:  Double Pierced Rectangles Dies (AE), Black EP

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Wild Vines (Lavinia)
Ink:   VersaMark
Paper:   Neenah, Grout Gray, Black Licorice (MFT)
Other:  Black EP, Cobweb Mini Cover Plate (CP), Lindy's Magicals Screaming Banshee Black, Dangling Spider Die (MB)

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Wild Vines, Keeping Faith (Lavinia)
Ink:   VersaMark, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet (DI for smoosh)
Paper:   Neenah Natural, Copper Foil (SU)
Other:  Copper EP 


Christine Alexander said...

love mix of cards you careated with that stamp Bonnie, I've just started building up my collection of Lavinia stamps :)
your card with the streak looks like shadowing behind the stamp and meant to be there :)

Vickie Y said...

Love your spooky spider and web card! Thank you for sharing with us at the Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.

oldpunca said...

Fantastic silhouettes twofer and perfect use of the same stamp also on the third card. I'm admiring backgrounds on the twofer as well.

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous use of that gorgeous stamp Bonnie - love all three cards
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous and creative use of the 'vine' stamp Bonnie.
Your first card looks amazing with great techniques and you've turned the streak into a beautiful card Bonnie x.
What a fun Halloween card. The magical background is perfect for that fabulous die cut web and the vines are such a fun and 'spooky' idea....I love it! x.
The copper embossing on your third glorious card looks eye catching and beautiful Bonnie and I like how you used the vines to peep out from that wonderful sentiment x.
I so enjoyed reading your post Bonnie and what fabulous inspiration with tons of creativity and I am so glad you are enjoying using your new 'goodies' xxx.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOO HOO!! Bonnie, I'm so happy to see your awesome card in the gallery of TWO OLD BATS HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE.
Love, love those big spiders they look like Black Widows with the classic hour glass design on their backs.
Fabulous background too.
Thank you for playing along, hope you join us again next time.
Stay healthy and safe.

I Card Everyone said...

I think spiders are creepy ALL YEAR LONG!! Bonnie, this vine is so pretty, one would never think to use it in a Halloween design - but it works, fabBOOlously!
Wonderful words today, my friend and three wonderful cards!

Darlene said...

WOW these are awesome Bonnie! And a THREEFER to boot! LOL What fabulous ideas & wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our *NEW* Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back next month. Remember, you can play as many times as you’d like!! If we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE.

Please stop in for a visit!

Lori Kobular said...

All three of your cards look wonderful, what a nice stamp you got! The Halloween one is great with the spider web! Thanks for sharing with us at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge!

nancy littrell said...

OMG..2 amazingly different cards using the same gorgeous stamped beautiful and one spooky card. Loved your 3rd beautiful card with your inspiring sentiment so beautifully framed and stamped with copper embossing. TFS your wonderful post, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Brenda in IN said...

You are so creative, Bonnie. Using the vine three ways is awesome. Love that first card and the sentiment. The Halloween card is fantastic and the vine looks spooky on that card and so lovely on the other cards. Gorgeous copper with a wonderful sentiment.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, wow, three fabulous cards and very creative use of the squiggly foliage for your Twofer. It looks fantastic in your Halloween card. Amazing how something so pretty can turn so creepy with a little creativity. I'm super happy to see your card in our Two Old Bats Halloween gallery!

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!!! What awesome cards created from the same vine stamp that I would have thought of only using for "pretty" cards!! Your 1st card is so pretty and I didn't even know the darker streak was an oops, but just thought it was a shadow from the vine! The Halloween card is FABULOUS as is your 3rd definitely used this stamp to it's full potential Bonnie!! Hugs. :0)

Nstiz said...

3 incredible designs! You must create and design at the speed of light! I'd have never thought of these cards with that stamp and how gorgeous they are. What's really amazing is they are so totally different. And once again, you post and I have an incredible desire to do some retail therapy!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous threefer with that silhouette stamp, Bonnie - just love them all but especially all the gold in card three!!

Trina P. said...

I’m always impressed with your creativity for the twofer challenges, and once again, you don’t disappoint Using the same vine on the Halloween card is brilliant and so fun! And then you had to show off with a bonus third. 😂ha, ha A wonderful trio of cards! 👏

Diane said...

OMGosh, these are fabulously creative, who would of thought to make a Halloween card with that stamp and I LOVE it! Thank you for joining our Two Old Bats Halloween challenge!
Diane TOBHC DT {Nellies Nest}

Ros Crawford said...

I am drooling!! They are stunners Bonnie... Your backgrounds are so amazing and beautifully done!

Kara Lynne said...

Such a creative and fun post, Bonnie! I love each one of your three cards! The dark mark lends itself to be the shadow for your vine on your first card, and the squigliness of the vine works perfectly for your creepy spiders. Great sentiment in copper, where the vines are now the flourish in the background. Wow! Your backgrounds enhance each one beautifully! Thanks for joining in the fun with the Twofer Card Challenge!

Sandy said...

Sometimes I have so many good words to live by that I just fall on the couch in a heap and read a good book! All of your cards are winners but I must admit, your Halloween cards needs to go into a Hall of Fame!
Sandy xx

Jo said...

Three very different cards. Such a classy stamp and you've mastered the threefer theme. Love all three, can't decide. Great job and beautiful cards, bravo! xx

TK said...

Three beautiful cards, Bonnie, and you've made lemonade with the lemon on card #2 -- congrats on the save :o)

Anita in France said...

Gosh, you've made that one vine image look so different on each card, Bonnie! It's soft and dreamy against the stencilling (I thought the streak was there to highlight it!) ... spooky and eerie with the spiders, web and that atmospheric magicals background ... and rich and shimmery with the centrepiece sentiment on your bonus threefer! Fabulous ... all three! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Darnell said...

Wonderful inspiration for a lovely vine stamp, Bon! Your Threefer are all knockouts and show your amazing range with both backgrounds and dies! I love them all! I didn't even notice the streak because I love the pink and yellow together. That spider web die is perfect (ly creepy) with your schparkly Magicals background. And I love that inspiration sediment with the pastel background, the vines peeping out, and all that delicious copper! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #32! Keep safe and well! Hugs, Dikku ... oops, Dolly

Loll said...

STUNNING cards made with your Lavinia vine stamp Bonnie! The backgrounds of the first two cards are so creative and beautiful. I have just spent an hour watching a few of Eileen's videos. The magical background is just the perfect look for that amazing spiderweb die-cut. What fun you and Nance must have had! Love the third with the amazing words so elegant with gold embossing. xx

BożenA said...

So stunning three designs, Bonnie. I love all the cards and the use of this vine stamp is amazing. Each card has a different look, but it always looks perfect. The card with spiders is so funny, I didn't think I could like the Helloween card that much :-) There is no Helloween tradition in Poland, so I don't make these cards. But this card really convinces me!
BożenA xoxo

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wonderful threefers, Bonnie! All three cards have a completely different look and even the same wild vines images look different. I especially love the Halloween card. The Magical background is perfect for the spooky sky and the vine silhouette has a witchy feel to it. The echoing VersaMark stamping on the card base is subtle but very effective.
Hideko xx

Happy Dance said...

Don't think of it as a 'streak,' think of it as intentionally placed shadowing for your vine! It's a very pretty card, and the sentiment is so perfect for so many of us in these uncertain days. Your Halloween car is spider-licious, if you like, not so much! But they look pretty darn amazing sitting on that vine, and on the web. Two cool backgrounds, too! Perfect Halloween card. Love the copper embossing on your threefer! The bit of vine peeking from the corners really draws the eye in toward your sentiment. Very pretty. Stay safe my friend. xo Bev

Bobby said...

What an interesting vine stamp, Bonnie. And so versatile as you've shown with the wonderful uplifting card and the creepy, spidery Halloween card.