About Beverly

Hi! I am Beverly Polen, owner and designer for Guneaux Designs, a rubber stamping home-based business of direct sales of top-quality rubber stamping products. We create create beautiful artwork (e.g., greeting cards, scrapbook pages, 3-D paper crafts, and more) that features Stampin' Up! (SU) products . Making greeting cards for my family and friends is something I love and have done for years. Initially, I made cards using various software. Then in 2005, I was introduced to hand-made cards, using rubber stamps. I jumped in with both feet. In 2006 I was introduced to SU stamp sets. I was amazed that there were stamp sets with coordinating stamps. No more buying individual stamps, playing the mix and match game. I was so impressed by the quality of the SU products that allowed me to make beautiful and creative greeting cards. I have been hooked ever since and my creativity continues to blossom.

Heartfelt Creations Classic Wedding Bells

Welcome to Guneaux Designs!  I hope you are having a good week.  As for me, I made my first Christmas card for 2017, and it features the Heartfelt Creations Classic Wedding Bells.  Wedding bells on a Christmas card, you say?  Yes, they are wedding bells!  The Heartfelt Creations Classic Wedding Bells are so beautiful and are perfect for a Christmas card as well as a wedding card.   Here’s my card:

To create the bells on the card, I covered the stamp with VersaMark Ink, stamped the image onto white card stock, covered the image with some gold and glittery embossing powder, and heat set it.  I used inks and a dauber to color them.  I used the Heartfelt Creations Classic Wedding Bells die to cut out the image, as well as three additional sets.  I glued the four sets of bells together for dimension.

My next step was to use the Heartfelt Creations Festive Holly Collection designer paper to cover a red card base.  I first covered the card base with a piece of beige designer paper from the collection.  Then I cut a piece of holly, poinsettia, and cardinal designer paper from the collection, and cut that into two pieces using the Heartfelt Creations Classic Border Basics dies.  One of the pieces is on the top left of the card, and the other on the bottom right of the card.  I used the same die to cut the two red borders.

I created the sentiment using Microsoft Word, and cut it out using flag dies.  Then I assembled the card.

If you are looking for great designer paper, check out Heartfelt Creations paper collection.  Their designer papers are so beautiful, and they can do most of the work for you when creating cards.

Enjoy, and I would love to know what you think of the card!


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God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


Romans 1:18 & 19

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God has made it plain to them.”

Layered Die Cuts Technique – Guneaux Designs

Welcome to Guneaux Designs, and thanks for stopping by to see my card share today that showcases a Layered Die Cuts Technique.  This technique can be somewhat time consuming; however, it depends on the die you use.  This is my card using the Layered Die Cuts Technique.

 

The Layered Die Cuts Technique entails the use of the cut outs from a die.  For my card, I use a Neat & Tangled Scalloped Cover Plate Die and cut out the pieces from white card stock and multiple colors of card stock.

I laid the white die cut over a white panel and temporarily attached them together.  Then I began adhering the colored card stock cut outs in the appropriate spaces.  I glued a second layer of cut outs on each row.  Three or more layers would be best for dimension.  This would be easier to accomplish with a less-involved die.

To finish the card, I added various colors of sequins and a “grateful” sentiment that I cut from a piece of hologram paper that was adhered to a piece of foam.  The bottom three rows are covered with embossing accents.

I added the colorful panel to a turquoise card base using foam adhesive.

What are your thoughts about the card?

 



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God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


Romans 1:16

” I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the  salvation to everyone who believes:  first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.”

Power Poppy Apples In Season Digital Stamp

POWER POPPY APPLES IN SEASON DIGITAL STAMP

Welcome to Guneaux Designs!  Thanks for stopping in to see the latest project that I created with the Power Poppy Apples In Season Digital Stamp.  (Because the image is digital, I will not show it in my post – copyrighted.)  On Splitcoaststampers today, the Clean and Simple Challenge was to create a “fruity” card to celebrate National Pina Colada Day. This is my submission to the challenge.

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers the Power Poppy Apples In Season Digital Stamp image.  After coloring the image, I laid over it an Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames die to cut the image into frames.  The die used is a single one that cuts the frames simultaneously.  After cutting the frames, I started gluing them to the card base. I added glue to the fourth frame and covered it with clear crystals. Hopefully that can be seen in the photo.

I used a CottageCut Expressions die, Sweet Phrase, to create the sentiment that I offset with red card stock.  I also covered that with glue and crystals.  My last addition to the card is the three pink crystal drops.

Thanks for stopping in to see my Power Poppy Apples In Season Digital Stamp card! Hope to see you back soon!


   


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Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


2 Timothy 3:1-5

“Mark this:  There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lover of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power.  Have nothing to do with them.”


POWER POPPY APPLES IN SEASON DIGITAL STAMP