Saturday, July 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Bonnie!


Hi everyone.  Today is my dear friend Bonnie's (Stamping with Klass) birthday. Happy Birthday to you Bonnie!!  Wishing you the best birthday ever, my friend!

Here is the card I sent her and thankfully, she received it on time.  I just never know what's going to happen with the mail delivery between Canada and the U.S. :)

For this card, I started with the background.  I had smooshed up some left over blue ink to create the first layer.  Then I used a monoprint of this leafy vine stencil using brushos (turquoise, lime green and leaf green).  Happy how it turned out.

The daisy die-cut is also a NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) for me.  I bought it because I saw both Bonnie and my friend Linda (Life in the Craft Lane) make gorgeous cards with it.  I HAD to HAVE it! :)  I die-cut two for each flower on the card, colouring them with my Zig markers.  Then I shaped the petals, cut off the stem from one of the flowers, and layered the flower head over top of the other to create some depth and interest.  I repeated for the second flower.

A simple white frame, stamped with Happy Birthday using the same Zig markers I used for my flower stems, and the card was ready to assemble.

My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, colouring using zig markers, die-cutting, smooshing and stencil monoprint with Brushos ... so I'm heading over to CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Markers.



Thanks for stopping by for a visit, and if you have time, please drop by and wish Bonnie a happy birthday!







Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Brushos:  Turquoise, Lime Green, Leaf Green; Zigs
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Mini Climbing Vine stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), Bashful die (Penny Black), stylus and mat for shaping, Rectangle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Markers

25 comments:

Julie B said...

So pretty, love your background. :)

Linda said...

Beautiful card and I am sure Bonnie loved it.

Betty Keefe said...

another of your wonderful cards, Loll - and lucky Bonnie to be receiving it.

Bonnie said...

I'm glad we enabled you to get this fantastic die, my friend! This is even more gorgeous in person! Thanks so much!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning Loll, you get better and better. It's like looking out a window at a pretty summer scene! Have a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

sandie said...

I adore those daisies and the wash background is perfect for them, thanks for visiting my blog whilst I was on hols x

Petra Swart said...

Oh, your daisies are so pretty, Loll!!! I really love the bg you created!!!! This is so beautiful!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Mac Mable said...

Stunning card, lots of interest and the prettiest of colours. I bet Bonnie loved it? x

Debbie said...

This showed up in my Pinterest feed and I immediately fell in love with it. Happy Birthday, Bonnie - hope you love your card as much as I do and that you have a wonderful day!

Barbara said...

what does NBUS mean? Lovely Card!

Brenda said...

Wow! Love this card Loll!!! I bet Bonnie did too!!! I can see why you had to have that daisy die, I am loving it too. I love the way you colored them and I love the blue background and the leaves. Just a beautiful scene! Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

This one is absolutely charming, Loll! I just smiled when I saw it and bet Bonnie will LOVE this. The dimensional flower against that fantastic background works so well! Your designs are always a treat to see!

Susan said...

Love the dimension you achieved with the double layer of flowers! Great colours and framing too.

Susanne Vargas said...

So fresh and summery and simply fabulous is this card! Perfect for Bonnie! I will pop over there now and wish her a happy birthday!

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Loll - love the dimension of the daisy with the double layers.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the leaves in the background.
You know how much I love this die, so happy you love it too xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Very beautiful card. I love the beautiful background, different from those that usually you create. Among other things, because this card is so unique. Bonnie is confident delighted.
hugs,
BozenA

Sue said...

Stunning card, Loll. The background and layered daisies look amazing! x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolored and stenciled background for your pretty colored die cut daisies. I'm sure Bonnie will treasure her card and your friendship :-) TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

I just looked...I do have that vine stencil :-)

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my, these daisies are so sweet, and I love your background, Loll! The monoprinting of your leafy vine stencil is the perfect touch for your scene! I'm sure Bonnie is going to treasure this lovely card!

JosieD said...

Beautiful card, Loll! And so right for Bonnie. Love the way you pull elements together and look is still CAS....with WOW.

MaryH said...

A perfect sunny & happy card for our Bonnie! Love the dimension of the sunflower layers over that beautifully smooshed sky background. It's so pretty in the framing too. TFS

Anita in France said...

So gorgeous, Loll ... fresh, sunny, and deliciously CAS ... what a lovely card for the lovely Bonnnie! Hugs, Anita :)

Bobby said...

I can't believe you didn't have this die. I've had it for ages, but then I'm a daisy nut. I love it also done as black-eyed Susans.

Donna said...

Such a lovely card. I'm sure Bonnie loved it. x