Happy Scenes Snowy Scenes

I think that one of the most beautiful scenes in the Northern United States is a beautiful snowy scene that is untouched by tire tracks, foot prints, animal hoof/paw prints, road slush, and more.  The quietness of a landscape with trees that are covered with freshly fallen white snow is a gift from heaven and it certainly is a happy scene.  You can see things in the landscape that you have not noticed before.  If there is a red cardinal in the landscape, that pop of red upon the glistening white snow is breathtaking.

Last week I created a similar scene for my card that I am sharing today.  I created the card in response to a Splitcoastampers.com  Inspirational Challenge, IC527.  The challenge involved picking a picture from a particular Pinterest board that inspired you, and then creating a card based on that inspiration.  This is the beautiful picture I chose as my inspiration:

 And this is my inspirational card that I created

Happy Scene Snowy Scene

I was excited to hear that my card was selected for one of the Splitcoaststampers FAVORITES for the week ending January 10.  

To create the scene, I used Stampin’ Up! stamp sets that included trees and one that included the bench in the scene.  The stamp sets are:

  1. Lovely as a Tree (Item #128655)
  2. Happy Scenes (retired)
  3. Branch Out (retired)
  4. Plant Hope (retired)
  5. Pendant Park (retired)

I began by stamping the large tree from the Branch Out Stamp Set into VersaMark Ink and stamping it in four places on the Whisper White Card Stock.  I then embossed these trees (including the branches at the top left and right) with Stampin’ Up! Pewter Embossing Powder (retired).

Using light gray inks, I stamped the remaining trees in the background.  Because the inspirational picture has yellow and orange in the sky portion of the background, I sponged Stampin’ Up! So Saffron and Peach Parfait Ink onto the snowy scene background.  I added a bench into the foreground with red birds (from other stamp sets) on and around the bench.  I added the sentiment from the Happy Scenes Stamp Set.

Once I was satisfied with the scene, I added white acrylic paint to place “snow” within the trees.  I covered the complete scene with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

I attached the scene to a piece of Brushed Silver Card Stock which was attached to the Real Red card base.

Enjoy my snowy scene greeting card!


Swallowtail Butterfly

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Stamping With Guneaux Designs

Happy Scenes Stamp Set Happy Winter Snowman

Stampers, I have for you a Happy Scenes Happy Winter Snowman!  I wanted to create a snow scene using the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set along with a snowman (or snow-girl).  The snow-girl is the primary element on my card.  She is a whimsical and delightful snow-girl and is appearing to be shrugging her shoulders.  Maybe she is just trying to keep warm.  What do you think?Happy Scenes Stamp Set Happy Winter Snowman

To create the “happy scene” for this card,  I wanted to use a technique that I’ve not used in a long time. That technique is coloring with Colored Pencils.  I used Prismacolor Colored Pencils to create the sky and snow. As for the snow-girl, the snowman stamp that I used is from the Outlines Rubber Stamps Co.  I loved the Outlines Rubber Stamp Co. stamps and was heartbroken when the Co. went out of business.  🙁

For the trees in the scene, I used Stampin’ Up! Mossy Meadow ink.  I wanted the trees covered with snow, so I used VersaMark Ink on the tree stamp and stamped it over the Mossy Meadow trees slightly off center.  I then added Stampin’ Up! White Embossing Powder.

My “Happy Winter” sentiment from the Happy Scenes Stamp Set is slightly hidden.  I intentionally adhered the sentiment just under the Mossy Meadow twigs at the bottom right corner.  In the upper left corner, I added some Mossy Meadow pine needles and a brown pine cone.  I created all three of these elements with the Our Daily Bread Designs Lovely Leaves Dies.

Happy Scenes Stamp Set

The card’s inside:

Happy Scenes Stamp Set

Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes, Outlines Rubber Stamp Co. Snowman

Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White and Mossy Meadow Card Stock

Ink: SU Mossy Meadow (trees), Marina Mist (bottom of card) and Prismacolor Colored Pencils (not really “ink”)

Accessories: Gamsol 100% Pure Odorless Mineral Spirits, Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Lovely Leaves, ODBD Pinecones, Ranger White Stickles, Stampin’ Up! Embossing Powders

Enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!


Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen


Happy Scenes Stamp Set

HAPPY SCENES STAMP SET

HAPPY WINTER SNOWMAN

Hearth & Home Framelits Dies & Happy Scenes

Thanks for stopping by!  🙂  My share for you today is a Center Step Card that features Stampin’ Up!’s Hearth & Home Framelits Dies and Happy Scenes Stamp Set.  I refer to my card as a Window Frame Wall Mural.  The reason for that is the complete window and frame are a scene instead of a scene outside the window.

Hearth & Home Framelits Dies & Happy Scenes

This card is the first one that I created with the Stampin’ Up! Hearth & Home Framelits Dies.  I ordered the dies many weeks ago and just received them recently.  BTW, if you have this set of dies, notice on the package they arrive in that the dies are called Framelits. However, in the on-line store and the mini catalog the dies are called Thinlits. I don’t know which they are, and it really doesn’t matter to me.  Just a tidbit!

The two columns on the sides of the Center Step Card are enhanced by a wreath that is covered with tiny leaves.  I made the leaves with the Spellbinders Leafy Squares Dies (S4-332). Stampin Up Happy Scenes-Bohemian DSP5 and Spellbinders Leafy Squares  The pictures below give you a closeup of the wreaths which I covered with Stampin’ Up! Crystal Effects.

Hearth & Home Framelits Dies & Happy ScenesHearth & Home framelits Dies & Happy Scenes

The picture below is a closeup of the window that I created with the Stampin’ Up! Hearth & Home Framelits Dies and Happy Scenes Stamp Set. It gives you a better idea why I call the card, Window Frame Wall Mural.  🙂
Hearth & Home Framelits Dies & Happy Scenes Stamp Set

 Hearth & Home Framelits Dies & Happy Scenes Stamp Set

 I hope you enjoyed the card.  Have a wonderful, blessed week.


Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Hearth & Home Framelits Dies & Happy Scenes Stamp Set You can see in the above picture the inside of the card.  It includes a stamped image from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set.

HEARTH & HOME FRAMELITS DIES & HAPPY SCENES STAMP SET

Sunset Scene with Happy Scenes Stamp Set

I have for you today a Sunset Scene featuring the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set.  I used the sponging technique to create my “Happy Scene”.

Happy Scenes Stampin Up


UPDATE:  This card was chosen as one of Splitcoaststampers’ FAVORITES for the week ending on November 8, 2015!  Splitcoaststamper’s comment:   

“Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you’re in the FAVORITES for the week ending November 8, 2015.”


Using the sponging technique, I created the sunset scene first before using the two stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set to complete the scene.  I love using the Stampin’ Up! Sponges for “sponging”.  I have tried other brands of sponges and I do not get the same result.

What is the sponging technique, you ask?  For the purpose of a greeting card, it is the art Sof using a small portion of a sponge to apply ink in a circular motion onto a piece of card stock.  Sponging is used to achieve a scene, background, or other art form.  When applying the sponging technique for my card, I used several Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink Pads.  The inks I used are: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Concord Crush (old ink pad), Marina Mist, Pacific Point, and Early Espresso (used in this order – hope you can read the light text :-)).

After achieving my scene, I applied ink to two of the stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set and strategically stamped them onto the scene.  The two stamps are of trees.

Stampin' Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set

If you have used the Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set, what do you think about the birds on the tree stamp that is shown on the left of my card?  Personally, I think whoever designed the stamp did not have a good sense of proportions.  When I stamped the image onto the card, I covered my stamp to prevent the two birds at the bottom from showing.  Just my spin on the stamp!!!

Stampin Up Happy Scenes Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set Item #139821

I hope you enjoy my card!  Make my day and give me feedback or ask questions on this card or other Guneaux Designs artwork!

ButterflyGod’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

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Beverly Polen

Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set