Splitcoaststampers Techy Challenge

Do you consider yourself a “techy” kind of person?  If so, what is the technology you use the most?  Technology has grown by leaps and bounds, and it seems to change daily. Creating a techy card was a challenge for Monday’s Splitcoaststampers Techy Challenge.  This challenge was to “include some type of technology/electronic on a card, or use  technology to create a card”.  I submitted this “get well” card below for the Splitcoaststampers Techy Challenge.

I used Microsoft PowerPoint (PP) to create the desk, computer, and sentiment on the card. To create the desk and computer, I used the the PP “Insert” “Shapes” functions to create many lines to form the shapes.  I am happy with the outcome.

I  fussy cut the desk and computer and added black brads for the desk drawer knobs. Then I added designer paper from the newly released Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia Paper Collection to the card base.  Afterwards, I used the Stampin’ Up! Hearth and Home Framelits to cut out a window from white card stock.  I attached another piece of the designer paper to the back of the window to create a scene outside of it.  I attached that to the card base.

Then I added foam tape to the desk and computer and attached them to the card.  I had so much fun creating this card, and I hope you enjoy it!


    


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


Matthew 6:1

Jesus said, “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ in front of others, to be seen by them.  If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.”

CottageCutz Gladiolus Flower

Hello, friends, and thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs!  Today I am a guest designer for the Scrapping Cottage Blog, and I have a card for you that showcases the lovely CottageCutz Gladiolus Flower and the newly released CottageCutz Expression Plus Design die, “hello” .

The new CottageCutz Plus Designs dies (i.e., word dies) are fantastic!  I love the script design, and the die cuts are a great size.  For a limited time, these wonderful dies are 25% off!

My color selections of card stock and coloring were selected to coincide with the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge for yesterday.  These are the colors:  Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, and Always Artichoke, which are Stampin’ Up! colors.

I created the card by first stamping with black ink the lovely CottageCutz Gladiolus Flower image onto white card stock and coloring it with copics that closely match the above colors.  I used the matching die to cut out the floral image.

Afterwards, I decided I wanted to create an inlay with the image, so I used the negative of the floral image and a die from the CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Rectangle Set to cut a rectangle.  Additionally, my butterfly from the same floral stamp and die set was on this panel and I wanted to include it.

  

My next step was to use a stencil and oxide inks to create this panel from white card stock.  I decided I wanted a piece of designer paper as a mat for the panel.  I attached the mat to the panel and adhered it to my card base.

 

I created a frame to go around the floral panel with two of the CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Rectangle Set dies.  I attached foam tape to the frame and added it to the card.

Then I added foam tape to the floral image inlay panel and attached it inside the frame.

To complete the card, I added one of the Expression Plus Design scrip dies, “hello”, to the upper left of my card.

I hope you draw inspiration from my card, and leave me a comment!  I love reading comments!


These are the CottageCutz stamps and dies used on the card:

    


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


Luke 14:12-14

“Then Jesus said to his host, ‘When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.  But when you give a banquet invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.  Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.’

Guneaux Designs Irish Blessings

Hello, and welcome to Guneaux Designs!  Today’s theme for the Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers was the “Luck of the Irish”.  I submitted this Guneaux Designs Irish Blessings card for the challenge.

To make the Guneaux Designs Irish Blessings card, I used a heart-shaped die to create a shamrock on a piece of white card stock. Using VersaMark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder, I embossed around the shamrock and added a gold-embossed stem. I stamped greenery on the bottom of the card stock with a Lovely Notes stamp and attached an Irish-themed picture behind the shamrock.

I selected a scrap piece of SU Crushed Curry card stock, cut out a panel with an ODBD die, embossed it with an embossing folder, and attached it as a mat behind the white card stock. I created my sentiment, cut it out with a Sizzix die, and attached it to the card front. I added sequins and attached the front panels to the Gumball Green card base.  That is “clean and simple” to me.

Thanks for stopping by to view Guneaux Designs Irish Blessings card!  Until the next time,

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


 Stamps: CP Lovely Notes

Paper: Solar White, SU Crushed Curry, SU Gumball Green

Ink: SU Gumball Green, VersaMark

Accessories: CottageCutz Double-Stitched Rectangle Dies, ODBD Dies, Sizzix Die, Heart Dies, Embossing Folder, Sequins, Glossy Accents, Foam Tape, Gold Embossing Powder


 HEBREWS 4:14-16

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are — yet was without sin.  Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

CP Paisley Peacock Stamp Set

CP Paisley Peacock Stamp Set

Perfect Reason Collection

Hello, my friends!  Do you like peacocks?  I think peacocks are one of God’s splendid creations.  The males are more beautiful and are typically blue and green.  They are known for their iridescent tails with colorful “eye” markings of blue, gold, red, and other hues.  The large train of feathers is used in mating rituals and courtship displays.  It can be arched into a magnificent fan that reaches across the bird’s back and touches the ground on either side.

I am seeing a lot of peacock stamps being showcased on various crafting websites.  This week I receive some peacock stamps and wanted to feature them on a card.  Therefore my card share today is of a beautiful peacock with his long train of feathers.  It features Catherine Pooler’s (CP) recent released stamp set, CP Paisley Peacock Stamp Set and a matching die set. This set has 21 great stamps, and my card only features 7 of those. Catherine’s Perfect Reason Collection includes this stamp set and matching dies along with three other stamp sets, two other sets of dies, and one stencil.  As of this writing, she has only 15% of her collection available and those will sell fast.

The colors I used when creating this card were SU Pool Party, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, and Encore Metallic Gold.  These colors are those of a Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge to which I submitted my card.  I stamped seven of the stamps in these colors and die cut each piece.  I have 21 die cuts creating the peacock.

To spotlight the body of the peacock, I cut out an oval using a die from the ODBD Ornate Ovals on the top left corner of the Solar White Card Stock.  I attached a piece of SU Perfect Plum card stock behind the oval and attached both pieces into the negative cut out panel.  I then attached the peacock’s body and one wing.

To develop the peacock’s train of feathers, I added each die cut feather in rows.  I included three gold feathers to incorporate a touch of gold for the Color Challenge.

I used Essentials by Ellen Stitching Lines dies to add the embossed border on the card.  I then added clear sequins to the eye and wing of the peacock, and to the top left of the card.

I hope you are inspired by my card featuring CP Paisley Peacock Stamp Set!  Here is a picture of the contents of Catherine’s  Perfect Reason Collection.


          https://www.ellenhutson.com/a-cardstock-neenah-classic-crest-solar-white-25-pk/                   


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Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
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MATTHEW 7:15-17

Jesus said:  “Watch out for false prophets.  They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.  By their fruit you will recognize them.  Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?  Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.”

SU Eat Chocolate Stamp Set

Good afternoon!  I have another card to share with you today.  This card features the Stampin’ Up! (SU) Eat Chocolate Stamp Set that retired years ago.  I created this card for the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS417, for today.  The challenge is to “show chocolate” on a project!

I have had this SU Eat Chocolate stamp set for years and had not used it until today. When I read the text of the Clean and Simple Challenge, I knew which stamp set I would use, but first I had to find it!  I catalog my stamps and store them in alpha order.  However, I could not remember the name of the stamp set, so I had to search to find it.  I have so many of Stampin’ Up! stamp sets and many have not been used.  I used to be one a SU Demonstrator, and when catalogs were issued, I wanted everything in them.  Thus, I have sets that have never been used!  I guess that is a hazard of being an SU Demonstrator!

For the card, I decided to use SU Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip card stock.  I love those two colors together.  I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock in Chocolate Chip Ink.  I cut it out with a SU Decorative Label Punch, and also a Chocolate Chip Card Stock mat for the sentiment.  I tied a turquoise bow and attached it to the bottom of the sentiment.

I then randomly stamped in chocolate chip ink another stamp from the set.  This stamp image says, “So Much Chocolate So Little Time!”.  I wanted a chocolate chip border around the turquoise panel, and I created it with the lovely MFT In and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Dies.  Before attaching each layer, I used a scallop circle punch to cut out the top left corner, which gives the appearance that someone took a bite of chocolate from the card.  LOL

Thank you so much for stopping in and leaving comments about the card!


Supplies used that have not retired:

           


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MATTHEW 7:24-28

While on a mountainside and teaching his disciples, Jesus said, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.  But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.  When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.”

ODBD A True Friend

Have you seen the gorgeous Bearded Iris stamp from the ODBD A True Friend stamp set?  It is a large stamp, but it is gorgeous.  The card I’m sharing with you today spotlights a set of Bearded Irises.

ODBD A True Friend

If you like the Bearded Iris, you can get only that stamp here without the sentiments that come with the stamp set.

Yes, indeed this is a large floral stamp – stamped three times on my card!! This card is for Vicki’s (vdutchr) “So Coral Cantaloupe” Color Challenge, CC592, on Splitcoaststampers!  Vicki picked three colors that are beautiful together!  The colors are SU So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Calypso Coral.  I colored the irises with Copic Sketch Markers that closely match the challenge colors.

I think I overdid it, don’t you? The stamp image is large, and I couldn’t stop with one stamped iris, I had to stamp three (using masking, of course)!!!  Go big, or go home!  Isn’t that the cliche? LOL

Dessert (i.e., extra points) for the color challenge is “dimension”.  I used foam tape to pop up the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Herloom Legacy die cut onto the white card base.  I added clear Wink of Stella to the beards of the irises. Hopefully you can see that.

I am also submitting this card to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog for its ODBDSLC276, Anything that Grows with ODBD.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful, blessed day!


UPDATE – 7-26-16:  This card was chosen as the Splitcoaststampers Favorite for the Color Challenge for last Tuesday!  What an honor!!


SUPPLIES:

STAMPS:  ODBD A True Friend

PAPER:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock and SU Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock (retired)

INK:  Copics and SU Crisp Cantaloupe (retired – used for the sentiment)

ACCESSORIES:  Spellbinders 5 x 7 Herloom Legacy Die (I cut off the top and bottom), Foam Tape, Clear Wink of Stella

A TRUE FRIEND 

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SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen


“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone. For kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior.”  1 Timothy 2:1-3