Friday, July 1, 2022

Dragonfly Friend for NBUS

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

Today I have the honor of Guest Designing at my good friend Darnell's 


My NBUS is this dragonfly die from Simon Says Stamp.

I've cut him from watercolor paper. I love the detail on the wings!

The body was embossed after smooshig it in VersaMark ink.
I embossed it twice to get a good thick coat.

The wings have some sparkle from a little glue and fine glitter.

He's placed on a piece of alcohol ink from my stash.  To get the swirly pattern
I used lots of 91% alcohol with the inks and my TH puffer to move the
color around.

I can't wait to see what's in your NBUS box or basket!  Don't inspire me too much
or my stash will grow even more!

NBUS #39 - Never Before Used Schtuff

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Mon Ami (CAS-ual Fridays)
Ink:   Dapper Denim
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Yupo, Watercolor (TH)
Other:  Etched Dragonfly, Midnight Teal EP (Lindy's), Glitter (Sweet Poppy), Alcohol Ink (Monsoon, Shell, Gold Mixative-Ranger), Stitched Hexagon Layers Dies (MB), Linen/Canvas Cover Plate (PTI)


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kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Bonnie this is a fabulous card - love the AI background.
I have a rather large NBUS pile, but forget to post over on the challenge when I use them - the pile has grown this month as a local papercraft shop was closing down and the stock was reduced.....

I Card Everyone said...

By now you KNOW I love these little guys! We have lots of bi-winged ones at our favorite fishing hole - not one any more delightful than yours, Bonnie!!
Now why haven't used my own hitchhiker die in a while? I should remedy that soon! xx

Bobby said...

I love your sweet shimmery dragonfly, Bonnie, and that alcohol background is amazing.

Brenda in IN said...

I love AI backgrounds and this is a beauty. The dragonfly looks right at home on it. I like the way you framed him (her).

Brenda said...

This card is gorgeous Bonnie! I'm in love with your background, kind of reminds me of water swirling around with the reflection of the sun in it. Love that dragonfly, his wings are gorgeous with the texture and sparkle. Your frame just draws the eye right in. Hugs, Brenda

Ida said...

This is gorgeous! Love the background behind the dragonfly and of course the shimmery dragonfly itself.

Nstiz said...

WOW! I definitely LOVE this! Your background looks like that wonderful marbled designer paper! Love that you topped it with a dragonfly too! Beautiful card, Bonnie!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Congrats on guest designing at NBUS, Bonnie! You always inspire me, NBUS or not, and I love the dragonfly!!

Susan said...

Lovely bit of AI background for your sweet little dragonfly! Great hexagonal framing!

Di said...

What a stunning card Bonnie! Perfect in every way! As always. Adore the background, am determined to resist the lovely MB die set you used for the frame as well! Err, so far!


Di xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your dragonfly looks awesome flying over the gorgeous AI sky, Bonnie! Love the hint of light pink in the sky! The hexagon frame perfectly frames the sweet little dragonfly.
Hideko xx

Leslie Miller said...

Sublime, Bonnie! The AI background is so ethereal, and what a gorgeous dragonfly die!

TK said...

Love this sweet dragonfly die and the AI background highlights it perfectly!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. Love that beautiful AI background. Your dragonfly is beautiful with the textured wings ... so sparkly! xx

BoลผenA said...

I have some dragonfly dies, but this dragonfly is so cute with a big head just like it really is. Because of their big heads, dragonflies always reminded me of aliens, hehehe ...
I love how her wings sparkle and the background smooshing AI looks just amazing. Stunning design.

Trina P. said...

So beautiful! The AI background is gorgeous and has amazing movement.

Trina P. said...

Me again… congratulations on GD! ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Jo said...

This is so precious and very special for me dear friend. Love the pure clean appeal with a touch of sophistication, a BEAUTY!! xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, love the AI background and the hexagon frame sets it and the dragonfly off perfectly, I can see all of the detail on the wings, gorgeous! Cathy x

Vikki H said...

The dragonfly works beautifully with your watery AI panel! Love the clean look of your card!