Sparkling Poinsettias

Sparkling Poinsettias

Every Saturday, the Splitcoaststampers site has an inspiration challenge.  Yesterday’s challenge showcased the Agraria San Francisco website.  I selected the Lavender and Rosemary group for my inspiration, and this is the card I made using the Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettias stamp and die.

I’m not sure that it can be seen in the above photo, but I started my card by stamping two Holly Strips with Golden Glitz Pigment Ink down the center of the lavender panel. This was to represent the strips of a gold design in this picture.  It is obvious in the photo below.


Matthew 12:25-28 (Jesus and Beelzebub, the Prince of Demons)

Jesus healed a demon-possessed blind and mute individual and was criticized by the Pharisees who said that Jesus could only cast out demons by Beelzebub, the prince of demons.  “Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.  If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself.  How then can his kingdom stand?  And if I drive out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your people drive them out?  So then, they will be your judges.  But if I drive out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.”


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Heartfelt Creations Wedding Card

Hello, and thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs.  I am still cleaning up around by home from IRMA damage, but I had to take a break to create a card for my niece who is getting married this weekend.  My card, a Heartfelt Creations Wedding Card, features the following stamps and dies:

The colors my niece chose for her wedding are red and burlap.  Therefore, I tried to develop the card around her colors.

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Card Made With Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window

Card Made With Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window

Welcome to Guneaux Designs.  My project share today is a card made with Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window Die.  I love the Botanic Window Die as it can be used to create various styles of windows and well as non-window projects (i.e., ornaments, etc.).  Here is the card I made with the die.

My card also features the Heartfelt Creations (HC) Classic Petunia Bouquet Stamp Set and Matching Die, and the HC Small Classic Petunia Stamp Set and Matching Die.  

If you click on the above link of the  Botanical Window Die link, you’ll see that I used only the outside portion of the window die on my card.  I added to the back of the window a beautiful floral vellum, and to the front the hanging basket of floral images.

I submitted this card to Splitcoaststampers.com for two challenges; a color challenge and sketch challenge

Thanks for stopping by to enjoy my card made with Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window!


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


John 14:26

Jesus said:  “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

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.”

Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval-Shaped Card

Thanks for stopping by today to see my latest creation, my Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval-Shaped Card.  If you have followed my site, you know that I love making cards in the shape of cutting dies.  For this card, I used the Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval Dies to create the card shape.

There are three dies in the Eyelet Oval set.  For the purpose of understanding which of the three dies used for each step of creating the card, I’ve given each die a name as shown in this photo.

To create the card base for my Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval-Shaped Card, I folded in half a 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of 110 lb. white card stock and placed it onto a cutting plate.  I laid the scallop oval die onto the card stock with the left side of the die outside of the edge of the cutting plate.  This was done to assure the left side of the card base remained connected after cutting it.  I then centered the intricate oval die onto the card stock.  The top cutting plate was placed in the same position as the bottom cutting plate as shown in this photo.

I ran the cutting sandwich through my die-cutting machine only twice as I did not want the back of the card base to cut, but to leave an impression.  The heavier weight of the card stock helped to achieve an impression instead of a cut.  As a result, I fussy cut around the impression on the back of the card base, which was not difficult at all.

Using the scallop oval and oval dies, I cut two Tempting Turquoise (Stampin’ Up! color) scalloped ovals and attached one to the card front and one to the card back to stabilize the card base.  The following photo shows this.

Then I used the oval die to cut from white card stock an oval.  I sponged Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade, and Fossilized Amber Ranger Distress Oxide inks onto the oval, blending as necessary.  I attached that to the back of the card front.  You can see the colors peeking through in this photo.  You can also see the beautiful flowers I created with the Heartfelt Creations Small Classic Petunia Stamps, Dies, and Prills.

The beautiful butterfly on the card front was made with the Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings Stamp Set and Butterfly Medley Dies.  

I finished the card with adding the “love” sentiment that I cut from Tempting Turquoise card stock using a Hero Arts word die.

I am submitting this card for the Tuesday Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.

What do you think of my Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Oval-Shaped Card?   


    

    


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


Isaiah 41:10

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Otterly Awesome

Essentials by Ellen has some fantastic stamps and matching dies.  Her Otterly Awesome stamp set and matching die are so adorable!  I am sharing a card I made that showcases the Otterly Awesome stamp set.

But first, I want to share that my two-year old granddaughter LOVES to craft with me, and I LOVE spending time with her crafting.  She and I have been crafting together since she was a little over one-year old.  She is amazing and has learned so much in that short time. She knows how to put paper and a die onto my die-cutting machine and turn the handle to cut out the items.  I could fill this post with information about her crafting skills, but I will stop.  But I will say that one day she will be a fantastic card maker.  You can see one of her cards at the bottom of this post.

Aren’t the otters so cute!!  Mommy otter is holding her little otter baby while enjoying the water in this ocean scene.  When die cutting the mommy otter, her arms are cut so she is able to hold her little one.

To make this card, I:

  • Stamped, colored, and die cut the two otters,
  • Placed the baby otter in mommy otter’s arms, popping up the baby with foam dots to give it some dimension,
  • Stamped, colored, and die cut the fish, starfish, and clam shell,
  • Used the Otter Ware Stamp Set to stamp and color the seaweed onto a white card stock base,
  • Used copic sketch markers to color the ocean,
  • Attached the otters to the card base,
  • Stamped the sentiment using stamps from both stamp sets, and
  • Added sequins to the card.

I enjoyed making this fun card, and my granddaughter loved the stamps and dies also. She created the following card.  I sponged some color onto the card base for her, and she selected, stamped, die cut, colored, and attached the items where she wanted them.  If you have never seen a pine tree in an ocean, you can now say you have!

I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend remembering the ones who have defended our great country, the USA, and sacrificed their lives so we could have freedom!


    


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


1 Thessalonians 4:13  & 14

“Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope.  We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”