Monday, September 27, 2021

Dainty Blossom and Butterfly

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I love these Glimmer butterflies from Pinkfresh Studios and they've been
sitting in my NBUS box far too long!
The Glimmer System uses heat and foil to letterpress designs.
This time I used mixed media paper so I could watercolor the butterflies.

I also watercolored these dainty die cuts and let the color run over onto 
mixed media paper for the background.  

Here's a closeup so you can see the shine. Or should I say the glare?

NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff


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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Thinking of You (Alt)
Ink:   Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Lucky Clover, Chipped Sapphire (DI), Blushing Bride (SU)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 series), Blushing Bride 
Other:  Small Butterflies Glimmer Plate and Die (PFS), Gold Foil (Splbnr), Dainty Blossoms Die (PFS), Hemstitch Rectangle Die (Splbnr)


JoAnn said...

Love your card with that beautiful butterfly. You create such great backgrounds with your techniques and I love it. Thanks for sharing.

I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie that glare makes it that much more important that they be delivered - by hand, if possible! Love this sweet little water colored friend of yours - I have two last chrysalis in my dining room as our nights have been so cold! OH that reminds me, I'd better check to see if they've bloomed!
Happy Monday - happy card!

TK said...

Beautiful! And I'm going to call it shine because glare is just too harsh for such a delicate butterfly and card -- perfection!

R's Rue said...

What a beautiful card. I love it.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your delicate watercolored blooms with the foiled butterfly, Bonnie - gorgeous!!

nancy littrell said...

TFS your pretty glimmery foil die cut flowers and butterfly, Bonnie. I can just imagine the pretty shine from the foiling, my friend. TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

Susan said...

Love the soft colours and delicate flower die cuts - a perfect contrast to the shine of the glimmer butterfly!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Bonnie, I love the soft colours from your die cut stamping on the background ♥

Bobby said...

The gold foiling elevates that butterfly to high design, Bonnie. I love how you do those backgrounds with the overrun of ink.

Sandy said...

This is a very interesting design. My first thought was of a dance - all the elements seem to be dancing and the colors are really wonderful adding to the mood of the card. A very nice card Bonnie and it should go to some special. Beautifully created and made.
Sandy xx

Lisa Elton said...

I do love a pretty little butterfly! Wonderful card, Bonnie!

kiwimeskreations said...

This is delightful Bonnie - love your artsy background for the elements that have come together so beautifully in this gorgeous card
Stay safe

Linby said...

So pretty and a great layout. Well done on using the NBUS.

BożenA said...

Once again, we can admire your amazing watercolor background. You're perfect at this, Bonnie. I can see the glow of the butterfly, but I'm sure its glow is actually much greater than in the picture.

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful glimmery watercolored butterfly! Your background has a delicately abstract look to it, and I'm thinking that sure is a good way to assure perfect coordination!

HilaryJane said...

Simply beautiful, I do so love shiny things xx

Ros Crawford said...

I love this Bonnie... I think the mix of elements and the lovely soft colours are divine!

Mac Mable said...

Such a delicate card with the daintiest of elements and the way you did the water colouring looks so pretty x.

Cat Craig said...

I love the bits of color under the spray of delicate blooms.

Loll said...

Pretty blooms Bonnie. LOVE the foiled butterfly ... gorgeous shine! :) xx