CottageCutz Autumn Card

COTTAGECUTZ AUTUMN CARD

Hello, my friends!  I had to take another break from Irma cleanup to make this CottageCutz Autumn Card.  My driveway is half full of debris from the storm, and it has yet to be picked up by the county.  I’m trying to be patient, but gee, it has been close to a month!  I’m sure they are working as fast as possible as there was a lot of damage in my county.  I just want to  see a clean driveway!!  On to the card.

I did not know where to begin to create my card, so I decided to use two Splitcoaststampers.com challenges.  One is this week’s Clean and Simple challenge, “Pumpkin Time”, and the other the Color Challenge, “A Peach Twist with Espresso”.

The “Pumpkin Time” challenge is to “show your take on a pumpkin theme”.  The color challenge included three Stampin’ Up! colors:

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Pretty Posies

Hello, crafters!  Thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs to enjoy my Pretty Posies card.

I created this card in honor of a “Featured Stamper” on Splitcoaststampers.com, Diane (HappyinMarco).  Diane has a gorgeous and unique gallery, and it was difficult to choose one card to case.  However, as soon as I saw this beauty, I knew it was the one.

I love the blue colors, butterflies, and leaves on Diane’s card, and I added those elements to my card, but in a different manner.  My main panel is blueish-green and I created it by sponging and blending several Distress Oxide Inks.  Instead of die cut stems and leaves as are on Diane’s card, I embossed my main panel with a stems and leaves embossing folder.  I added two butterflies as she did.  However, mine are from a different die cut, assorted colors, and located differently on the card.  I added a paper flower to my card that I created with ODBD Pretty Posies Die Set.


Paper: Neenah Soler White, PTI Lemon Tart, PTI Hawaiian Shores, and PTI Simply Chartreuse
Ink: Distress Oxide Inks
Accessories: ODBD Pretty Posies Dies, SU Butterfly Dies, CottageCutz Expressions Plus Hello, Sequins, AG Embossing Folder, Sequins, and Prills
Techniques: Sponging and Blending

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


Luke 14:1 – 3

One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.  There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.  Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?”  But they remained silent.  So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away.”

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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Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
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.”

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!


    

  


Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
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.”