Guneaux Designs First Blooms

Guneaux Designs First Blooms

Do you have a favorite spring flower?  Mine is a tulip, and when I lived in Northern Virginia, I had a beautiful tulip garden with many varieties and colors.  I miss my garden as living in southwest Florida, tulips are shipped in and will not grow in a garden!  Thus, I get satisfaction by making cards with tulips.  This card is a Guneaux Designs First Blooms card.  It features Penny Black’s First Blooms dies.

I die cut the tulips from white card stock and colored them peach and yellow with green stems using Copics Sketch Markers.  I used a stylus and foam pad to shape the flowers.

The other feature on the card is the gorgeous frame.  I cut the frame from white card stock using the Impression Obsession Ornate Square Frame Dies.  The frame cuts out two square frames and one square.  I wanted to try the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks which I purchased recently.  I used them to color the square and square frame, leaving the ornate frame white.

When assembling the card, I glued four of the ornate frames together and cut another one and added two rows of foam tape to get dimension.  I added this frame on top of the others.

Enjoy Guneaux Designs First Blooms card, and have a wonderful day!


   


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


JAMES 1:12

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

CottageCutz Church Scene

CottageCutz Church Scene

Hello, friends, and welcome to Guneaux Designs!  I am pleased to bring you a card featuring the CottageCutz Church Scene Die.  This Church Scene die is versatile as it can be adapted to create a card for each season of the year (i.e., spring, summer, fall, and winter).  For Christians, Easter is today.  When I think of Easter, I recall memories of my childhood of going to church on Easter morning and getting Easter-related goodies (no, that was not the only reason for going – LOL).  My childhood memories of Easter are the driving force behind my Easter card. This card also features the Stamping Inlay Technique.

CottageCutz Church Scene

To create the card, follow these steps:

Step 1.  Cut out the CottageCutz Church Scene frame from white card stock.

Step 2:  Color the white cut out frame as desired along with the tiny pieces for the church’s door, windows, etc.  I used Copic Sketch Markers to color the cut out.

Step 3.  After coloring the scene and tiny church pieces, turn the frame over and add strips of a strong adhesive.

Step 4.  Turn the church scene frame back over and add the church’s windows, door, etc. that you colored in Step 3.  Ensure these pieces attach well to the adhesive.

Step 5.  Cut a 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of blue card stock.  This will be used for the sky.

Step 6.  Cut out three white clouds using the CottageCutz Lighthouse w/ Clouds Die.

Step 7.  Position the clouds where you want them to show in the sky and attach them to the small piece of blue card stock.

Step 8.   Place the CottageCutz Church Scene Die face down on the blue piece of card stock, ensuring the sky portion of the die is fully covered by the die.

Step 9.  Run this through a die cutting machine and add the blue pieces to the sky section of the church scene frame.  Ensure the pieces adhere well.  I love the clouds behind the tree branches.  (Note the church door, windows, etc.)

Step 10.  Cut a 4″ square of dark green card stock.  Lay the CottageCutz Church Scene Die face down onto the card stock, ensuring the grassy areas of the scene are covered by the die.

Step 11.  Run this through a die cutting machine.  Because this section has tiny pieces along the fence, try to keep the pieces within the die so it will be easier to determine their appropriate location.  To accomplish this, after running the die and card stock through the die cutting machine, lift the bottom cutting board with the die still on it. Take it to your work station, turn it over so the die cuts are facing upward, and use tweezers to carefully remove the pieces and adhere them well to the church scene frame.

Step 12.  After adding all the pieces, the church scene will look similar to the following photo.  At this point, I think the scene comes alive!  The little bunny is now very visible.

Step 13.  Add the scene to a card base and add a sentiment.

(Option:  cut small leaves and attach to the two trees in the scene.)


  


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


MARK 16:6-7

“Don’t be alarmed,” he said.  “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified.  He has risen!  He is not here.  See the place where they laid him! 

CottageCutz Cross With Vine Die

Hello, and welcome to Guneaux Designs!  Today it is my pleasure to be a guest designer again for the Scrapping Cottage Blog.  Because Sunday is the Easter holiday for Christians, I want to  share a card with you that showcases the CottageCutz Cross With Vine Die.

CottageCutz Cross With Vine

You can make this card too by following the instructions below:

  • Cut out the cross, vine, and flowers using the Cottage Cutz Cross With Vine Die.
  • Color the cross, vine, and flowers (I used Copic Sketch Markers), and attach the vine around the cross. (I started with pink flowers following the die image but changed to white.)

CottageCutz Cross With Vine

  • Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of white card stock and use the third to the largest CottageCutz Double-Stitched Oval Die to cut out an oval in the center of the card stock.  If desired, emboss this piece.  The oval cut out will not be used.

CottageCutz Cross With Vine

  • Cut an oval from a piece of purple designer paper using the same die.

CottageCutz Cross With Vine

  • Cut out three ovals using the second and third largest dies from the CottageCutz Double-Stitched Oval Set.  Glue these together.

  • Cut out and color two vines and grass using the CottageCutz Grass, Trees, and Vines Die.  Cut and color purple the flowers from the CottageCutz Cross With Vine Die.  (Note:  after finishing the card, I decided to add three vines with flowers.)

CottageCutz Cross With Vine

  • Cut a 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of purple card stock, fold in the middle for the card base, and begin assembling the card.
  • Adhere foam tape to the back of the piece of white card stock with an oval cut from the center.  Attach this to the center front of the card base.

  • Attach the purple designer paper oval inside the oval on the card front.

  • Attach foam tape to the piece of grass and adhere it to the bottom of the cross.
  • Attach foam tape to the cross and adhere it to the center of the oval on the card front.

  • Attach the three glued ovals onto the card front.

  • Attach the vines with flowers around the oval.

CottageCutz Cross With Vine

  • Add a sentiment if desired.  I added one inside the card.

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


MATTHEW 28:5-7

“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here: he has risen, just as he said.  Come and see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee.  There you will see him.’  Now I have told you.”