SU Botanical Builder Dies

Tomorrow is Tuesday, and that means another week has gone by since the last Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  My card for tomorrow’s color challenge features the SU Botanical Builder Dies.  I think the floral dies are so pretty and can be combined in so many ways to create gorgeous flowers.

Vicki Dutcher (vdutchr) is the hostess for this week’s Color Challenge, and she asked us to use Stampin’ Up! colors of Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Emerald Envy. These colors are beautiful together!  Here is my card featuring the colors.

SU Botanical Builder Dies

To create the card, I began by cutting a Solar White card stock panel with the ODBD Majestic Medallion Die (the largest die).  Laying the die over the die cut, I used a Black Copic Multiliner to mark the edges.  Then I used the Saharan Screen Card Panel Die to cut out a Solar White stencil.  I laid the stencil over the Majestic Medallion die cut and, using SU Tempting Turquoise and Emerald Envy classic ink, I alternated sponging the inks across the stencil onto the other die cut.

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The above photo shows the sponging, as well as a white embossed bird and birdcage. Vicki’s challenge included for dessert (i.e., extra points) the addition of a bird.  I also added red cardinals onto the sentiment piece that I made with the ODBD Ornate Ovals Dies (smallest die).  I added the sentiment, One-of-a-Kind, onto this piece in red ink.  The sentiment is from the Altenew One Of A Kind Stamp Set.  The following photo is of the sentiment.

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For the foliage around the flowers, I used the ODBD Lovely Leaves Dies to create the leaves and sponged on Emerald Envy ink with different intensity so they would vary in color.  You can see the variations in the photo below.

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After adhering the flowers to the card, I embellished them by placing Tempting Turquoise and/or Real Red candy dots in the centers.

I hope you are inspired by my card!  Thanks for stopping in and leaving comments!

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Stamps:  Altenew One Of A Kind, SU Aviary (retired)

Paper:  SU Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Emerald Envy Card Stock and Neenah Solar White

Ink:  SU Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, and Emerald Envy Classic Ink, and  Black Copic Multiliner Pen

Accessories:  SU Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, Saharan Screen Card Panel, ODBD Majestic Medallion, ODBD Ornate Ovals, ODBD Lovely Leaves,  IO Cardinal Dies, SU Brights Candy Dots (retired), SU Heat and Stick Powder, SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter VersaMark, and SU White Embossing Powder

SU Botanical Builder Dies6_1   Botanical Builder Framelits Dies Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Saharan Screen Card Panel


Impression Obsession - Die - Mini Cardinals  Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter VersaMark Pad White Stampin' Emboss Powder

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.”  Romans 1:18 & 19

Winter Wonderland Scene

It’s Tuesday and that means it another Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers!  The colors selected for today’s challenge are Stampin’ Up! (SU) Pool Party, Always Artichoke, and Cherry Cobbler!  For extra points (i.e., dessert), I included some “Bling”! My card, a Winter Wonderland Scene, is my submission for the challenge.  This is the third week that I have been a guest designer for the Splitcoaststampers color challenges and I’ve enjoyed it!

Winter Wonderland Scene

My card’s main feature is a Winter Wonderland Scene made with a Cottage Cutz die and Solar White Card Stock.  To break up the white and create a red building, I cut out a second Winter Wonderland Scene using Cherry Cobbler Card Stock.  I cut off the red church from the die cut and adhered it to the original white one.  I also used an Impression Obsession Die to cut and add three cardinals.

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To get extra points (i.e., dessert) for the card, I added various colors of Stickles glue around the scene!  Hopefully it shows up well enough for you to see the bling.

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Finally, I added a poinsettia on the left-bottom corner that I made with Spellbinders dies. I added Gold Flower Soft to the center of the flower.

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Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed your visit!


Stamps:  Retired SU Bright Christmas (for the sentiment)

Paper:  SU Pool Party, Always Artichoke, and Cherry Cobbler Card Stock, and Neenah Solar White Card Stock

Ink:  SU Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink

Accessories:  Cottage Cutz Winter Wonderland Die, Impression Obsession Cardinal Dies, Spellbinders Poinsettias Dies, Gold Flower Soft, Stickles Glue, and Foam Tape

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”  John 1:12 & 13

Power Poppy Apples In Season

Hello, my friends!  This is my second week as a Guest Designer for Splitcoaststampers’ Tuesday Color Challenge.  This week’s challenge is hosted by the wonderful Barbara (bejoyce).  The colors she chose for the challenge are the Stampin’ Up! (SU) colors of Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Mossy Meadow.  Her “dessert” (i.e., extra points) is “Summer Treats”.  For my card, I used the Power Poppy Apples In Season Digital Stamp Set for the image.

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After coloring the image, I used a SU Oval Framelit to cut it out.  I then used Neenah Solar White Card Stock as my card base and cut it into the shape of the largest SU Oval Framelit.  I used the SU colors for some of my coloring and Copics for the remainder.

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I also cut a Daffodil Delight oval in the shape of the largest SU Oval Framelits to add a touch of yellow behind the image.  I allowed three Clear Crystal Drops to dry completely and colored them with a yellow marker before adding them as an embellishment.  I colored around the image with a blue copic marker and added the “Thank You”  sentiment from Catherine Pooler’s Butterfly Notes Stamp set, which is unavailable currently.

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Why did I chose this image as my “Summer Treat”?  The Golden Delicious apples remind me of my family’s summer treat of picking apples and making apple sauce, apple butter, apple pies, and so on.  I loved going to my uncle’s to pick the apples from his many and varied, gorgeous apple trees.

Apple blossoms can be various colors, depending upon the type of apple.  Sometimes, a particular tree, such as a Golden Delicious tree, will produce white blossoms while another could produce white/pinkish blossoms.  Therefore, I added just a touch of pink onto the blossoms.

I hope you enjoy the card and will leave a comment!


Stamps:  Power Poppy Apples In Season Digital Stamp Set and Catherine Pooler Butterfly Notes (sentiment)

Paper:  Neenah Solar White and SU Daffodil Delight Card Stock

Ink:  SU Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, and Copics

Accessories:  SU Oval Framelits, Spellbinders Oval Floral Dies, Clear Crystal Drops, and Foam Tape

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.”  Isaiah 53:5

Altenew Peony Bouquet

I am so honored to be a Guest Designer for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenges during August!  This card is my first card and it’s for this week’s Color Challenge, CC594. The card features the Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set!  This stamp set is gorgeous and it involves the 3 and 4-step stamping technique.

Altenew Peony Bouquet

The Stampin’ Up! colors featured for the challenge are Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, and Pear Pizzazz.

Watermelon Wonder 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock  Peekaboo Peach 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock   Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock

The “dessert” for this challenge is “Flowers or Fruit”.  Thus, I used flowers, the peonies from this gorgeous stamp set (see photo of the set below).

Using the 3 and 4-step stamping technique for this card took more effort as the flowers could only be created using the Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach colors.  So I learned through making the card that all I had to do was adjust the amount of ink I used for each stamp and each step.  For example, the large peony outline stamp was covered twice with Peekaboo Peach ink and stamped twice.  The next stamp, which was solid, was stamped once with Peekaboo Peach ink.  The third stamp, which is one that added dimension, was inked and stamped three times.  Lastly, the second dimensional stamp was inked with Watermelon Wonder twice and stamped twice.

Altenew Peony Bouquet

I used the same process for the peony bud and foliage.  However, I only had one color for the foliage and that is Pear Pizzazz.  I added three pearls that I colored with a copic marker that closely matches Watermelon Wonder.  Lastly, I added the sentiment, Thanks, with a stamp from Catherine Pooler’s Hand Painted Thanks stamp set.


STAMPS:  Altenew Peony Bouquet and Hand Painted Thanks (Catherine Pooler) (SOLD OUT)

PAPER:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock

INK:  SU Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, and Pear Pizzazz, and Memento Tuxedo Black




SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”  Ephesians 1:3