Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Summer's Treasures

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

The Just Us Girls Challenge had me stumped.  I was in the process of looking for my
candle dies that I thought might work, when I came by this set from The Greetery and I
had an Aha moment.


I die cut all these little images from Neenah Solar White and colored them
with blender brushes and Simon Says inks.

After getting all the parts together, I had fun laying them out in the "curio cabinet".

I had an oops and mixed up the wings so I cut some more to get the right color
on the right wings and ended up with another set.

And after cutting the frame, I had all those little cut outs laying there.

So I made another card.

I sponged the pieces with what was left on the blue blending brush, then 
embossed them and arranged them on a piece of black cardstock.

Just Us Girls #732 - see mood board below, inspired by the colors
Allsorts Challenge #786 - Blooms, Bees & Butterflies (I have the butterflies and bees)


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Curio Labels (Grtry)
Ink:   Whisper White, Guava, Peachy, Sunbeam, Royal (SSS), Emerald Envy (SU)
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Black
Other:  Curio Summer Findings, Curio Divider & Details, Curio Cover Die (Grtry), Black Sharpie, White Gel Pen, Pearls

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Curio Labels (Grtry)
Ink:   Whisper White, Guava, Peachy, Sunbeam, Royal (SSS), Emerald Envy (SU)
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Black
Other:  Curio Summer Findings, Curio Divider & Details (Grtry), Regency Swirls EF (Gemini), Black Sharpie, White Gel Pen


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JoAnn said...

Two great cards with this layout and all the fun images. Your coloring looks perfect. I can't decide if I like the black background or the white background best. They both look fabulous. TFS

Karen said...

I love both cards! These are one of my favorite sets of dies, and you've inspired me to move it up in the To Create list! I love the subtle background on the second card.

Pat said...

Two fantastic cards Bonnie using these pretty die cut butterflies and bee, and love the shells and foliage on the first, and ferns with some extra cute bees on the second, and love the way you have framed it on the first, and the black background on the second really makes everything pop. x

cm said...

Absolutely smitten with your curio cabinet cards, Bonnie; the images you've showcased are delightful. Talk about a fabulous take on the mood board images, colours and vibe! Thrilled you joined us at Just Us Girls! Thank you!

Bobby said...

Your curio cabinet and all its little critters is absolutely delightful, Bonnie. So perfect for our challenge and how great that you got a second card from the leftovers. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

Loll said...

What a great curio cabinet to celebrate Summer!! LOVE all your butterflies, dragonflies, and bees! Bet this was fun to make. Between you, Marcia, and Michele ... I feel like I NEED to have the postal stamps. :) xx

Cat Craig said...

You've made that curio shine, Bonnie. Love both cards, such lovely inking.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Bonnie this is absolutely delightful I love those images and the colours a super card thank you for joining us at Allsorts
lolo x

HilaryJane said...

These are great. I am so glad you managed to use up the left overs with a second card. That one is my favourite. Love the black contrast xx

Marcia Hill said...

Both of these are soooo pretty Bonnie! I love the first one with the colors from the mood board, but I like the 2nd one in different colors and the black framing just as much as the first! Way to go getting two cards from one play day...LOVE them both!! Hugs. :0)

Nstiz said...

Beautifully done! How eye appealing this is. Love the way you colored your images too. This is so well done, Bonnie!

Carol said...

What an absolutely craetive and beautiful way to use our moodboard colors this week! I like how you added in a couple of shells too! Thanks for playing with us this week Bonnie at Just Us Girls!

Lisa Elton said...

You can't beat getting a twofer out of your card making! Two fabulous makes, Bonnie. I like the texture you added to the leftover cut outs on your second card. Thanks so much for playing along at Just Us Girls!

TK said...

Great cards, Bonnie, and they definitely reflect the curio cabinet feel from the mood board!

Christine Alexander said...

Two beautiful cards Bonnie, I love the postage stamp look and all the little insects in each stamp. They look so different with the black and white backgrounds ♥

My Paper Epiphany said...

Two beautiful cards Bonnie! They really reflect the Moodboard perfectly!

I Card Everyone said...

I know I'm late, Bonnie! But I've been without power for two days - had to come to Tom's lab to catch up!
Two darling creations - bet you have oodles of darling die cuts to fill many more of those curio frames!
[while I'm here, thanks so much for the little treat in my mailbox! SO fun!]

Susan said...

Love these cards with all the little sections and the great butterfly dies!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, I love both these cards so much! It's fun to see them because I have similar dies, some of which I haven't used yet. There are so many things you can put in those spaces. I love the frame on the first card. Anything nature themed is close to my heart.

kiwimeskreations said...

Bonnie these cards are beautiful. I love the pieced backgrounds that you layered the flora and fauna on. My mind is spinning now.... thanks for the inspiration

Gail said...

This turned out wonderful!
Perfect for the theme over at Allsorts!
Thank you for joining us this week!

Sandy said...

I sure do like the design of this card and I really like the black frame. It would make a good memory card - summer 2024 - all the little things one can pick up at the beach.
Sandy xx

Vicky Hayes said...

I've been trying to resist this fabulous set ever since it came out! Your card is just beautiful and I can feel my resistance breaking down...!! Vicky x

BożenA said...

Two sweet cards, my dear Bonnie. You filled in the boxes beautifully and created zoological and botanical cards