Sunday, September 11, 2011

Punches, Lady Serene & Speedy The Cat Challenge #72

Hello again and welcome.  Today I'm sharing a card I made for this week's Speedy The Cat challenge - using a punch.  For my card this week, I wanted a soothing feel to it since this weekend is so emotional for everyone.

I pulled out my retired Lady Serene set and stamped the main image twice: once on Mark's Finest Papers Corn Husk card stock and then again on some scrap designer paper.  Once I had select areas of the main image colored with prismacolor markers, I cut out the stamped designer paper pieces and glued them down to "color" the dress and fan.  Once the flowers and butterfly were also colored, then layered, I added some Making Memories flower brads and adhered the panel over some die cut scallop layers.    For my final touches, I punched some leaves and butterflies using my Martha Stewart punches and glued them down before adding some primas with bling centers and a popped up butterfly with a bling body.

If you haven't participated in one of the Speedy The Cat challenges before, you really should.  Each week a winner is drawn from all of the entries for a free stamp set and who doesn't love free stuff!! 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: MFP Lady Serene
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Bliss Blue
Card Stock: MFP Corn Husk, Stampin Up! Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue, GinaK Designs Digital Jersey Shore Designer Paper, White
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Martha Stewart Punches, Bling, Primas, Glue Dots, Mini Pop Dots, Making Memories Flower Brads, Stipple Brush, MFT Jumbo Scallop Die-namic, Computer, Printer


  1. oh Bonnie- this is so beautiful! love all the gorgeous blues- great coloring & lovely details!

  2. beautiful soothing colors. i like the banner look under the main image. Thanks for playing in this weeks challenge to use a punch over at Mark's Finest Papers. We appreciate you.

  3. Bonnie this is exquisite. From the color to the layout to the fabulous image it is breathtaking. Beautiful work. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week. It is a joy to visit and see what you made for us. Good luck in the stamp drawing. Looking forward to seeing you play again with us next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  4. Oh what a beautiful Japanese image! I love the added flowers at the bottom, great embellies! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog during MFP's blog hop and leaving such a sweet comment, Bonnie!

    What beautiful work you have done with this stunning image! That folded fan is divine!!

  6. This is sooo pretty, Bonnie...I love the image and how you added the fan and butterfly....I'm lovin all the blue, too!!!!!

  7. Bonnie what a beautiful card. I love the oriental image. Great work. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.