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.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY 2017!!!  I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS!


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

    


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


2 Corinthians 3:17

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”

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  

July 4th God Bless America

Today’s Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS383, “Good Ole Red, White & Blue” is to create a card with any theme, technique, and/or any embellishment, but to use only Red, White and Blue colors!   Red, white, and blue means one thing to me – July 4th and God’s blessings upon America.  Therefore, I created this card, July 4th God Bless America.  I tried to keep this card as simple as I could, which is difficult for me.

July 4th God Bless American

I used the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) God Bless America flag stamp covered with black ink to stamp a flag image onto white paper. I colored it with copics and cut out the star with ODBD Star Dies. Hopefully you can see the star embossing on the white card base that I created with a Stampin’ Up! Stars embossing folder.

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SUPPLIES

Stamps:  ODBD God Bless America

Paper: Neenah Solar White, ODBD Old Glory Paper

Ink:   Copics, SU Brilliant Blue (retired), and Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched Stars, ODBD Sparkling Stars, ODBD Pierced Rectangles, SU Lucky Stars Embossing Folder

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SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.”  Psalm 37:7 

Happy 4th of July – Zentangle

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY – ZENTANGLE

Happy 4th of July, everyone!!  I hope your day is filled with blessings!  May those of us who live in the wonderful USA be grateful as we celebrate our country’s birthday.  God bless the USA!

My Happy 4th of July card features tangling.  I created the design, therefore, there is no official name for the tangle.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the current Stampin’ Up! Hostess stamp set, the Morning Meadow.  The sparkles are from the Stampin’ Up! retired July Fourth stamp set. The “USA” is from an old Sizzix alphabet set that I have.  I have had this set of dies for years, and I foresee keeping and using it for many more.

The picture to the right shows more clearly the tangling I designed.  It is very simple and easily duplicable.

 

 ENJOY YOUR DAY!

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
by
Beverly Polen

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY – ZENTANGLE

Stampin Up Courage Stamp Set – 4th of July 3-D Card

As I shared in my last post, I love the Stampin Up Courage stamp set that retired recently.  Having family members who were in the military and a Dad who loved the American Flag, I especially like this stamp set.  Personally, I think it was a mistake to retire the Stampin Up Courage stamp set.  Regardless, it’s retired, but I am featuring it on my card share for today.  This is my Stampin Up Courage Stamp Set – 4th of July 3-D Card.

Actually, I CASEd (i.e., copy and share everything) myself in making this card.  I made a similar card in 2010 for a special son-in-law who at the time was on active duty with the Army.  God took him home a year ago last month and I really miss him.

As for the card, it is a three-dimensional card.  It may not appear to be based on the photo, so let you share why it is.

I decided that I wanted each piece on the military-related image to be raised at varying levels.  So I stamped the image onto scrap paper and numbered what part of the image that I wanted at what level.

The picture to the right explains.  I numbered as “1” the item I wanted raised with one layer of Stampin Up Dimensionals (i.e., adhesive foam), “2” for those with two layers of dimensionals, and so on.  I re-stamped the image, applied various ink colors, and cut out the pieces.  I then attached the pieces according to the “map” in the photo.

The following picture shows the process of attaching the pieces for the first level, which is the American Flag in the background.

 

Moving to the 2nd level, I attached the saluting soldier using two layers of dimensionals.  That is shown in the picture to the right.

Moving to the 3rd level, I attached the praying soldier with three layers of dimensionals.  However, I did make one change.  I wanted the helmet and the American Flag on the soldier’s uniform to be raised a level above the soldier.  Therefore, I added four layers of dimensionals to the helmet and one to the flag. The following picture reflects this and the completed image.

Stampin Up Courage

 The following pictures provide a better view of the dimensional elements.

Stampin Up Courage

Stampin Up Courage

The final product of the Stampin Up Courage card includes Real Red Card Stock as the base, Whisper White Card Stock for the 1st layer, and Night of Navy Card Stock as the 2nd layer.  Included is the sentiment from the Stampin Up Courage stamp set.

Stampin Up Courage

If you enjoyed the card and tutorial, please let me know by leaving a comment.


P.S.  This card was cased by Carman Conners in 2014 She issalome000on Splitcoaststampers.com.  However, she failed to provide me credit and copied my card exactly!  In 2016, I left a note on her blog about this, and she then added a link to my site.  

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
by
Beverly Polen

STAMPIN UP COURAGE STAMP SET – 4TH OF JULY CARD