CottageCutz Jolly Snowman Heads Up

COTTAGECUTZ JOLLY SNOWMAN HEADS UP

Welcome!!  I have a card share for you today that should bring laughter for you!  My card is a CottageCutz Jolly Snowman Heads Up card.  This week on Splitcoaststampers.com, there is a Clean and Simple Challenge that is titled, “Head in the Clouds”.  The challenge hostess wanted to see creations around this theme.  I decided to take the challenge literally.  So my card features the CottageCutz Jolly Snowman with his head in the clouds attached by black thread to the snowman’s arm.  I thought a “Heads Up” sentiment would be appropriate.

I wanted a cloudy background for a snowy scene, thus I cut some card stock in scallops of various sizes and used that as a cloud template.  Using the template, I sponged on some blue Hero Arts Distress Oxide inks and spritzed the clouds with water to get the appearance of it snowing.

Subsequently, I cut some snowbanks, covered them with sparkly crystal granules, and attached them to the card base.

Enjoy the card, and let me know if it made you laugh!


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


1 John 1:7

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”

 

Spellbinders Victorian Arch

SPELLBINDERS VICTORIAN ARCH

Hello, and welcome to Guneaux Designs.  Today’s card share features the Spellbinders Victorian Arch Dies.  I have had these dies for over a year but have not used them.  I decided to use them yesterday to respond to a Splitcoaststamper.com challenge related to hand fans.  When I read the challenge, I immediately thought of the Spellbinders Victorian Arch dies as they remind me of a hand fan.

This is a photo of the Spellbinders Victorian Arch dies:

I used the dies and white card stock to cut out the arch.  I decorated the white arch with Nuvo Crystal Drops Bubblegum Blush drops and Heartfelt Creations Crystal Clear sparkly granules.  Subsequently, I cut a second Spellbinders Victorian Arch with white card stock on a foam sheet.  I did not want the small cutouts to come out of the die cut, and the adhesive foam sheet kept them in.  I colored the arch with a light green ink and adhered the first arch over top of the second one.

I cut a piece of designer paper from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Wedding Collection and attached it to my card base made from Stampin’ Up! Mossy Meadow card stock (retired).  I used a Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride marker to outline the roses on the designer paper.  Then I attached the Spellbinders Victorian Arch onto the designer paper.

I wanted a butterfly to fill in the left side of the card.  Therefore, I used the Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings Stamp Set and matching Die to create a butterfly.  Using green and pink Distress Oxide inks, I sponged the colors onto the butterfly and attached it to the arch with its wings raised.

For my “hugs” sentiment, I used a CottageCutz Hugs Phase Die to cut three Mossy Meadow “hugs”.  I adhered the three together and covered them with VersaMark® Watermark Ink.  I added clear embossing powder on the sentiment, heat set it, and attached it to the card.

I would love for you to share your thoughts about the card.  Feel free to leave a comment(s).


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


1 Corinthians 11:4 & 5

“Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head.  And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head – it is as though her head were shaved.”

CottageCutz Mermaid (Elites) Die – Guneaux Designs

COTTAGECUTZ MERMAID (ELITES) DIE – GUNEAUX DESIGNS

Welcome to Guneaux Designs!  Today I am sharing a beautiful card I made featuring the CottageCutz Mermaid (Elites) Die.  I made this card to submit to two Splitcoastampers’ challenges; one is a color challenge and the other a sketch challenge.

Isn’t she beautiful?  I think so!!  She measures 2.2″W x 3″H; a perfect size for an A2 card.  I used products from the Hero Arts May 2017 Monthly Kit to create the background for the card.

The color challenge asked for use of SU Tranquil Tide, Silver, & Pool Party, with “Christmas in July” as dessert!  I passed on dessert to create an “underwater adventure” card.  Plus, I do not own SU’s Tranquil Tide; therefore, I substituted Emerald Envy.

 

The sketch challenge includes five panels plus a sentiment.  My card base is made from SU Pool Party card stock, the first panel is SU Emerald Envy, second is SU Brushed Silver, and third is a panel I created using Hero Arts supplies (from monthly kit) to develop an underwater scene. Panels four and five are the die cut seaweed and mermaid, on which I used the Inlay Technique. The seaweed was die cut from a sparkly paper included in the kit.

Here are the steps I followed to create the card:

I used the CottageCutz Mermaid (Elites) Die to cut out the mermaid.

I started coloring her with copic markers when I decided I wanted to use the Inlay Technique to create her.  Therefore, I attached a strong double-sided tape to the back of her and placed each of the tiny pieces from the cut out into the mermaid.  This is her after I finished.

I continued using copics to color the remaining of her body and her hair.

Notice the bottle of paint in the monthly kit in the picture above.  It looks like a bottle of nail polish.  I call the contents paint, but I am not sure of the composition as it is not described in the kit.  I used it to cover her top and tail (see above photo).  I also used Clear Wink of Stella over these sections.

 

Next I created the background by sponging a piece of white card stock with Hero Arts Oxide Inks.  After finishing, I spritzed water onto a stencil from the kit, laid it over the background, and covered it with a paper towel to quickly remove the excess water. This left the imprint of the stencil.  I added three fish to the panel using the stamps from the kit.

Then I started assembling the card.  I attached the background piece to my card that I had added a piece each of Stampin’ Up! Emerald Envy and Brushed Silver Card Stock.

Within the Hero Arts May Monthly Kit is a gorgeous shinny piece of light weight paper.   You can see it behind the mermaid in the second photo within the steps followed.

I used this paper and two dies from the kit to cut out strips of seaweed.  I added the seawead to the card front and then attached the mermaid on top of them using two layers of foam tape.

I finished the card by adding sequins from the kit and a sentiment.

Here is a tip for you regarding adding sequins to a card.

I typically use glue or glossy accents to attach sequins.  Sometimes this leaves glue or glossy accents on the card around the sequins.  Also, it does not take a lot of pressure to remove them.  This time I added them with glue dots.  They are securely attached, and removing them will be more difficult.  I think this method will allow the sequins to survive the snail mail process.  Try this tip and let me know what you think!


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


1 Timothy 5:8

“If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”