Baby Lamb and Starry Night

Hello, my crafty friends.  Thanks for stopping by to see my card, Baby Lamb and Starry Night. 

The Ways To Use It Challenge on Splitcoaststampers today is to include stars on a creation.  This card will be submitted for the challenge.

The main feature on this card is the CottageCutz Baby Lamb on Moon Die.  The card design is a Z-Fold with ovals cut out from the first and second sections.  You can see through the ovals to the main feature on the back section of the card.   I have not seen before a Z-Fold card with the first two sections cut out for windows to see through to the main image on the back section.  If there is no such design in the crafting world, I guess I just created a new Z-Fold card design.  LOL!

To create my Z-Fold card, I cut from white card stock the pieces from the lovely CottageCutz Baby Lamb on the Moon Die.

I colored the pieces with Copic Sketch Markers, adding a touch of gray to the moon. Afterwards, I glued the pieces together.

Using the second and third to the largest CottageCutz Double-Stitched Oval Dies, I cut out an oval and frame from white card stock.  I later colored the frame with a yellow copic marker.  I also cut a second frame with the largest and second to the largest dies and colored it yellow.

I colored this oval with two of the new Tim Holtz Oxide Ink Pads (i.e., faded jeans, and broken china).  I used the lighter blue for the center of the oval for the moon’s glow.

Then, I cut a 10-13/16″ x 5-1/2″ piece of white card stock and, on the 10-13/16″ side, scored at the 3-5/8″ and 7-1/4″ measurements.  The 3-5/8″ score line is a mountain fold and the 7-1/4″ score line is a valley fold.  At this point, I did not fold the card stock on the score lines until I finished additional steps.

I wanted to create the appearance of a galaxy; therefore, I sponged three of the Tim Holtz Oxide Inks (i.e., fossilized amber, faded jeans, and broken china) onto the card stock and spritzed it lightly with water.  After drying, I used a toothbrush and diluted white acrylic paint to splatter paint onto the colored card stock.

After that dried, I turned the card stock over and colored the center section with the same inks, spritzed with water, and splattered with acrylic paint. When the card is finished, this section will be the inside center fold.

Before folding on the score lines, I placed the second largest Double-Stitched Oval Die on the first section of the card and the third largest die on the center section, centering them as much as possible.  I ran the card stock and dies through my die cutting machine.

I then folded the card on the score lines, and the following photo shows result.

Next, I assembled the card by attaching the baby lamb and moon onto the oval previously colored and adhered it to the last section of the card.  I used an old star stamp to stamp, emboss, fussy cut, and add to this piece.

Then I added the largest yellow frame to the first section of the card and the smaller yellow frame to the inside center section.

When the card is folded closed, the middle section that was inked on the back will show as the second section.  It does not have a yellow oval frame on it.

I did not add other embellishments to the card as I did not want to distract from the “galaxy” effect on the card.  A sentiment will be added when I know who is the recipient.

I hope you enjoyed my Baby Lamb and Starry Night card!


    

  


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


1 Timothy 2:5

“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men – the testimony given in its proper time.”

CottageCutz Mountain Lodge & Stair Step Card

Hello and thanks for stopping by to see my CottageCutz Mountain Lodge & Stair Step Card.

I made this card to submit to Splitcoaststampers Free For All Challenge (F4A383) last week that was hosted by the sweet Shirley (wannabcre8tive).  Her challenge was to “use something made of Old Wood”. This three, stair-step card is my submission to the challenge.

I used a 5-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ piece of SU paper that is a wood grain DSP to create the stair-step card base. The center step includes a mountain lodge made from “old wood”.  I found a photo of “old wood” on the Internet and down loaded it to modify and print onto card stock. This was used for the main pieces of the mountain lodge. The roof, porch, and steps were made with the SU wood grain DSP.

The back step includes a mountain range landscape that I drew, colored, and added to it three die cut trees. The front step obviously includes die cuts of a deer, jeep, and road.

I had so much fun creating this CottageCutz Mountain Lodge & Three Stair Step Card. The mountain lodge and Jeep took some time to assemble as there are a lot of tiny, tiny pieces to the items.  Regardless, it was worth it.

To create the stair-step card base,

  • Cut a 5-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ piece of card stock
  • Score the piece at the 1-1/4″, 2-1/2″, 4-1/4″, 6″, and 8-1/4″ marks
  • Fold according to the following:
    • 1-1/4″ score is a mountain fold
    • 2-1/2″ score is a valley fold
    • 4-1/4″ score is a mountain fold
    • 6″ score is a valley fold
    • 8-1/4″ score is a mountain fold
  • Decorate to your desire.

I hope you enjoy my CottageCutz Mountain Lodge & Stair Step Card, and will return to Guneaux Designs!


Paper:  White CS, Desert Storm CS, Old Wood CS (Digi), and SU Natural Composition Specialty DSP

Ink:  Copics

Accessories:  CottageCutz Mountain Lodge, Rustic Sign & Trees, Jeep, Spring Grass, and Deer Dies; and Lawn Fawn Road Border Dies

            


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


Ezekiel 38:18-19

“This is what will happen in that day:  When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord.  In my zeal and fiery wrath I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.” 

Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold

Have you searched for instructions on how to make a Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold?  I have searched and searched for a tutorial or video for this card fold, and I have found so many different measurements and names given for the fold.  I do not know what is correct.  However, I wanted to make a card with the fold, thus, I did a lot of guessing.  Here is my creation, and I will share a tutorial below about the card fold.

Step Ladder Center Cut Card

But first, I want to share a little information about the card.  There are three “steps” in the center of the card with each one higher than the other.  The third step in the back is the highest and includes an additional piece of card stock for the main feature of the card.

Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold

The measurements I used for the card resulted in a 5″ x 7″ card, or an A7 size card.  I want to draw your attention to the third step that I mentioned includes an additional piece of card stock.  Look closely, and you will see an inlaid snowflake in white.  Look even closer and you will see twine behind the snowflake.  This technique is called the Twine Inlay Technique.  Here is a tutorial for this technique.  The following photo is a closeup of the results of using the technique.

I prepared this card for submission to a Splitcoaststampers “Technique Lovers Challenge”, which involved using the Twine Inlay Technique. I created this main feature of the card with the Memory Box Alpine Snowflake Die.

Enjoy the card, and leave a comment about it!


STEP LADDER CENTER CUT CARD FOLD TUTORIAL

  • Cut a 7″ x 10″ piece of card stock,
  • With the 7″ side at the top of a cutting tool (henceforth, trimmer) move the card stock to the left to the 1-5/8″ mark,
  • Move the cutting blade of your trimmer down to the 1″ mark,

  • Cut the card stock from the 1″ mark down to the 8-1/2″ mark,

  • The result is a 7-1/2″ cut,

  • Flip the card stock over, not around, so that the BACK that was face down is now face up (if you turn the card stock around 90 degrees instead, the cuts will not line up),
  • With the 7″ side at the top of the trimmer, move the card stock to the left to the 1-5/8″ mark,

  • Move the cutting blade of your trimmer down to the 1″ mark,

  • Cut the card stock from the 1″ mark down to the 8-1/2″ mark, resulting in the cuts on both sides lining up evenly,

  • Place the card stock onto a scoring tool with the 10″ side at the top and the cuts beginning at the 1″ mark against the left of the tool,

  • Beginning at the 1″ mark and at the first cut line, score down to the second cut line,

  • Score at the 2″ and 3-1/2″ within the two cut lines,

  • Score at the 5″ mark from the top of the card stock to the bottom,

  • Score at the 7-1/2″ mark within the two cut lines,

  • With the card stock cut and scored, begin folding the score lines as shown in this photo,

  • The Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold will look like the following after folding.

  • With the card stock standing after the folding, it will look like this:

  • Decorate the card as desired.  If a piece of card stock with the main feature is added to the third step of the step ladder card, cut the piece at 3-11/16″ x 4-7/8″ so it will fit horizontally and vertically.   Of course die cuts or other elements can be added on the third step as a main feature.  Enjoy your creation.

Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


 1 PETER 3:12-15 (NIV)

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.  Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?  But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.  But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

Diamond Fold Card

Hello, my friends, and thanks for stopping by.  I am posting a Diamond Fold Card that I created a few weeks ago.  I made this card for a “Ways To Use It Challenge” on Splitcoaststampers.  The hostess of the challenge asked to see some “fancy fold” cards, which was a great challenge as we tend to get in a rut and regularly use the same folds.  This diamond fold card is a Christmas card and it measures 4″ x 11″ and has 12 folds.

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I used Stampin’ Up!’s “This Christmas Specialty DSP” on the far left and right of the card.  For the middle folds, I used the Stampin’ Up! Holly Embossing Folder to emboss Garden Green Card Stock.  I cut the necessary sections and adhered them to 10 sections of the card.  The main element of the card is the lantern and holly that I made with the CottageCutz Lantern w/ Holly Vine Die.  The card was time consuming but fun!

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Stamps: ODBD Home For The Holidays
Paper: SU Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Wild Wasibi, Brushed Gold, and This Christmas Specialty DSP
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler and Yellow Copics
Accessories: CottageCutz Lantern w/ Holly Vine Die (currently on sale), SU Holly Embossing Folder, My Favorite Things Die-namics Dies, ODBD Double Stitched Squares Dies, Tombow Glue, and Mounting Tape

Thanks for viewing and leaving comments!!


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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Ribbon Of Hope

A blessed day to you, and thanks for stopping by.  My card share today features the Stampin’ Up! retired Ribbon of Hope Stamp, and it is in honor of Marg Mortimer (aka Margscardcrazy) who honors us with wonderful creations on  the Splitcoaststampers site. Marg is the “Featured Stamper” this week on Splitcoastampers, and the challenge is to select one of her card to CASE.  This is my card that I CASEd from one of hers:

Ribbon of Hope

Marg has a wonderful gallery on Splitcoaststampers.  As I strolled through her gallery, I saw this card that she made in 2014.  The card spoke to my heart so I selected it for my CASE in honor of her.

In her description of her card, she shared that she created it for a challenge “to make a card with something missing. To let those who have had a mastectomy or double mastectomy know that they are still a whole person. That it’s not what they now look like that makes them who they are. What makes us who we are is how we treat others, what’s in our heads and what’s in our hearts and how we chose to share that with others.. One, whole, beautiful!”  Well, I’m one of the ladies who she is describing.  

To create her card, Marg said,  “I cut a strip away from the front panel and then backed the front with some acetate and stamped on the inside of the card so that you could see the image through the card window.”  The piece cut out from the front of her card base represented “something missing”.

Therefore, I cut a strip from the front of my card’s base, and instead of cutting off this piece, I folded it to the back to resemble an easel card.  I then added three lovely Our Daily Bread Designs Flower Lattice die cuts to the front and back strips.

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I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock for the card’s inside, and stamped the Ribbon of Hope stamp image in Pink Pirouette ink.  I embossed the image with Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (I believe this powder is unavailable), and attached it to the card’s inside.  I used a sentiment from the Our Daily Bread Designs Healing Prayers to stamp in black Stazon ink onto a piece of window sheet (i.e., acetate) and adhered it to the two front strips.  There is space to write a personal message when you lift the front panel.

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Since Breast Cancer Awareness Month is next month, October, I believe this card is timely.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it.


SUPPLIES (the Ribbon of Hope Stamp is unavailable)

Ribbon of Hope_1  SU Pink Pirouette   HEALING PRAYERS FLOWER LATTICE DIE   Window Sheets

Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn Multi-Surface Inkpad, Jet Black    


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen


Jesus said to his disciples, “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.  People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.  The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”  Luke 6:43-45

Explosion Heart Card

Hola, my friends!  I have for you today an Explosion Heart Card!  Have you ever made one?  This is my first time, and I made it for a Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

If you are a Stampin’ Up! (SU) consumer, do you remember this gorgeous Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Paper (retired)?  It came out in 2009 and is a heavy double-sided Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The colors of the DSP are Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Kraft.  I used the paper to create my Explosion Heart Card!  This photo is the card closed with a ribbon.

Explosion Heart Card

This is the card’s inside after it “explodes”.  LOL

Explosion Heart Card

And, this is a photo of the lovely SU Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Paper.

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UPDATE:  This card was selected as a Splitcoaststampers Favorite for the Week Ending July 17, 2016!


Here are the steps for creating an Explosion Heart Card:

  • Cut an 8-1/2″ square piece of the DSP (or card stock).
  • Score and fold the paper in half.
  • Unfold, score, and fold in half in the opposite direction.
  • Score and fold two corners together to form a triangle.

The first photo is the outside of the DSP after all of the folding, and the second photo is of the inside.

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  • Using your finger, push in the two corners of the triangle just created.

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  • Using a heart shaped die or framelit (I used the next to the largest Stampin’ Up!’s retired heart framelits), lay it onto the folded DSP to trace the heart onto the paper.
  • Place the die/framelit close to the bottom closed portion of the DSP, ensuring the open section is at the top.

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  • NOTE:  Don’t trace the very bottom of the die/framelit as the bottom must stay folded and uncut.
  • Ensure your tracing starts and ends as shown.

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  • Using scissors, cut out the heart ensuring you’re cutting through all the layers.

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  • Decorate the outside and inside of your card as desired.  I added a ribbon to ensure the card stays closed.  If you add a ribbon, add it to the top heart BEFORE you adhere any decoration (e.g,. cardstock, etc.) to that heart.  Refer to the second photo above to see where my ribbon was added.
  • Enjoy your card!

If the instructions are confusing, PLEASE feel free to leave me a question or comment in the comments section or by email (address is in the header of the page).


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.”  Isaiah 29:13