Happy 4th of July 2017

Happy 4th of July 2017, everyone!!  I have a fireworks card to share for this day in which we celebrate the independence of United States of American from the British Empire!!  What a blessing this day was on July 4, 1776!

I created this card in response to a challenge to create a card “Show Your Patriotism!”.  Fireworks came to mind when I read the challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  When I lived in northern Virginia, we got the enjoy the fireworks on the mall in the District of Columbia!  What a treat that was!

To create the card, I embossed a piece of white card stock with a retired Stampin’ Up! (SU) Stars Embossing Folder and then used a Hero Arts die to cut twice the “fireworks” in the center of the card.  (You can see how I did this HERE.)  I mixed a retired SU Brilliant Blue Ink with a White Glitter Gel and applied it to some of the firework “sparkles”.  I added a piece of SU Red Glimmer paper behind the card front to show through the sparkles.  I added the sentiment, celebrate, and two brad stars.  I then attached this piece to a Brilliant Blue card base.


Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock, SU Brilliant Blue Card Stock (unavailable), and SU Red Glimmer Paper

Ink:  SU Brilliant Blue (unavailable)

Accessories:  SU Stars Embossing Folder (unavailable), Hero Arts Die from the December 2016 Monthly Kit, CottageCutz Expressions Plus Celebrate Die, Star Brads, Glitter Gel


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
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2 Corinthians 3:17

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SU Mouthwatering

Happy Monday, my friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!!  My card share today is one I created for a Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  I used the Stampin’ Up! (SU) Mouthwatering Stamp Set to create a card in response to the challenge.  The challenge was to create a card with “cool and sweet treats”, which is quite appropriate for yesterday.

SU Mouthwatering

To create the card, I stamped the watermelon from the SU Mouthwatering Stamp Set in a light color so I could then color it with red and green Copic Sketch Markers.  I fussy cut the image and covered it with VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder, heating it with a heating tool.

Then I scored a piece of SU Basic Black Card Stock and added a white dot on each intersection with my white gel pen.  I found a piece of SU White Ribbon that I had previously dyed with a SU Real Red Reinker.  I added this piece and a piece of green ribbon around the black card stock and a piece of SU Wild Wasabi Card Stock that I adhered the black card stock to.

That was adhered to my card base that is White Linen Card Stock by Essentials by Ellen.   Foam tape was added to the watermelon cutout and attached to the card.  The card was an easy one to make.

SU Mouthwatering

The sentiment, You’re So Sweet, at the bottom of the card is from the SU Sweet Cake stamp set.  Enjoy and have a wonderful day.  Leave a comment – I enjoy reading them!SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

My prayer is not for them alone.  I pray also for those who will believe in me {Jesus} through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.  (Jesus is praying for all believers.)  John 17:20-21

Happy 4th of July – Courage

Happy July 4th, my stamping and crafting friends!!!  Today for the “Technique Lovers Challenge” on the Splitcoaststampers website is a featured “Everything Old Is New Again” technique called Reverse Masking!  Here is a tutorial for the technique.  My Happy 4th of July – Courage card is submitted for the challenge.

SU Courage Stamp Set

Using the Stampin’ Up! (SU) Stars Dies, I cut a mask of the largest star.  I laid the mask over my white card base and sponged SU Real Red Ink in the form of the mask; a star. Loving the old SU Classic Ink, Brilliant Blue, I decided to cover the image from the SU Courage Stamp Set (retired) and stamped it over the sponged red star.  I then covered the sentiment with the same ink and stamped it below the image.

To give the appearance of fireworks, I sprinkled red and blue brushos around the card and then spritzed with water.  This is a clean and simple card to make, and I hope you enjoy it.

Have a wonderful, fun, and safe 4th of July as we celebrate Independence Day!  God bless the USA.

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  John 14:6