Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Full Bloom Wisteria

Hi peeps.

It's almost time for the Wisteria to bloom around here.

That's what this Penny Black stamp makes me think of.


This is such a versatile stamp!

I used it HERE for a Christmas card.

We used this stamp for a card at class last weekend.

This little image was from a test piece.

The Flower Challenge was on my mind, so I cut a piece of the image
and used that sketch.  It's one of my favorite layouts.

I hope it's OK to add the sentiment.  I knew this would be perfect for my DB & SIL 
for their anniversary.

Here's the card we did in class.

Using the MISTI makes inking this a breeze!

I raided my butterfly box so they could add a little something extra to the card.

I tend to do this little butterfly in multiples to have on hand.
Colored with Rich Razzleberry is my favorite, but they had many choices of colors.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Full Bloom (PB), Beautiful Butterflies (PTI)
Ink:   Concord Crush (SU), SU Markers (Lavender Lace, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz)
Paper:   Neena (110 lb.), Concord Crush, Whisper White (SU)
Other:  Stitched Shaped Framelits (SU), EF (retired SU. Can't remember the name.)


29 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

both cards are wonderful but the first one is my favorite - that little embossed strip is just perfect in the background

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Ooh, they are both stunning Bonnie! LOVE the partial embossing on the first and that darling little focal piece! I love how you embossed the frame on the second one too and that lovely little butterfly sets it off perfectly! Have a lovely evening and a wonderful Easter weekend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Carole said...

Two beautiful cards Bonnie...love the sentiment on the first one...hard to choose between them both they are both so lovely.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both of these cards, Bonnie - gorgeous wisteria!!

MaryH said...

This great stamp looks totally different with the varied colors & placement of the design. Looks stunning over the pretty embossing border too. Love the class card very much, and the butterfly is a super additional embellie. Bet it was a fun class! TFS & Hugs

Anke said...

Both cards are beautiful, Bonnie. I love the first one with the wonderful sentiment.

Hugs
anke

Maria A. said...

Bonnie, what a gorgeous way to use the sketch at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, love this image with the embossing in the back, the sentiment is very lovely too.
Both cards are beautiful, thank you for playing along at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us again next time.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Marcia HIll said...

Two beautiful, beautiful cards Bonnie...I love that image you used! Great layouts on both of them too! CAS perfection at it's best...love them both!! :0)

Jane Knudsen said...

What a stunning card! Now I have to go in search of this stamp! Don't you hate it when other crafters enable you! Have a Happy Easter!

Daffodil Cards said...

Both are stunningly elegant and beautiful cards Bonnie.
Faith
x

Jo Manna said...

These two cards are so classy, love the subtleness. The first is perfection for the anniversary of your friends!
The horizontal embossed strip really catches my eye, beautiful xx

Mac Mable said...

Loving the texture of the dry embossing.Such a pretty stamp and the prettiest of colour. Yes the Misti is fabulous but it's how you execute it and your cards are amazing x

Susan said...

Lucky you, having wisteria about to bloom! Beautiful use of the Flower Challenge sketch! And a lovely anniversary card as well.

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Susan, I LOVE your PB wisteria image. So beautifully colored and both cards are such wonderful designs. Your DB and SIL will LOVE their very special card. TFS and making me add your stamp from PB to my wishlist. Hugs..

Loll said...

Gorgeous cards Bonnie. Love both version. The flower stamp is perfect for wisteria, and you've watercoloured to perfection. xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What gorgeous cards. This is great to show off how one stamp looks different in different settings.

Gramma Sarah said...

Oh yes, beautiful flower cards. Love wisteria. And I am another one who "hates" it when other crafters enable us!! Will look for a similar stamp. Your watercolor is awesome.

Nancy Stislow said...

This is just gorgeous, Bonnie! Every time I see your gorgeous designs I somehow have to have the stamp! Another one for my wish list. Love the clean look of these, so tastefully done and the embossed background looks fabulous with it.

Darnell said...

That is a sweet and versatile stamp, Bonnie, and I just love how you have shown us what it is capable of doing! Your cards are sensational!! Enjoy the Easter weekend and that wisteria when it pops out in all its glory!! Hugs, Darnell

Viv's Visuals said...

Hi Bonnie. back to the cold and wet of England - typical Easter holiday weather! Have left Mr Mojo on a sunbed somewhere as I simply have no ideas at all so instead am just playing a quick catch up round blogland.
These are two lovely cards. Can't keep up with all the gorgeous stamps there are about but think I may have to invest in a little Wisteria!

Sandy said...

So sophisticated and so very "Klassy" - beautifully done!!
Sandy xx

Christine Alexander said...

after seeing all these gorgeous cards that PB stamp is now on my must have list. you are right so versatile.

Julia Aston said...

Two beautiful designs using this lovely wisteria stamp Bonnie! LOVE that anniversary sentiment too! Julia xx

Bobby said...

These are both lovely, Bonnie. I love the cropped image with the embossed background.

OH Babs said...

Happy Easter Bonnie! I am commenting on the small wisteria which I think is charming. Less is more. Perfecto.

Viv said...

Two gorgeous cards Bonnie!the first is just perfect for our challenge too. Love the embossing and such delicate stamping and design too.Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Brenda said...

Oh my word, both of these cards are stunning Bonnie! I love that embossing folder you used on the first card. I agree, this stamp set looks like it could be used in so many different ways and seasons! It is such a beautiful stamp and I am totally in love with it. lol Hugs, Brenda

Pat said...

I adore both these cards using the beautiful Wisteria Bonnie. You have used the sketch so cleverly and I really love the embossed border and the pretty little square on top, and the second larger focal image and gorgeous butterfly is accompanied perfectly by that delightful embossed background. x

SARN said...

I love the delicately embossed strip behind the focal image. Fab xxx