Guneaux Designs Strumming Guitar

What does the word, strings, bring to your mind?  For me, it is my Dad’s old Gibson Dove Custom guitar.  That thought generated this Guneaux Designs Strumming Guitar card.

Why would the word strings come to my mind?  It is because today’s Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge was to think of strings when creating and submitting a card for the challenge.  The image showcased on this Guneaux Designs Strumming Guitar card is a digital image that I downloaded and colored.  I used Copic Sketch Markers in shade of browns and blues to color it.

I wanted to add a couple elements to the guitar that reminded me of my Dad’s guitar, which I have now because of his passing.  The two elements are the bird on the right and the white panel at the bottom right of the guitar.  I added white Crystal Drops to these elements to give them the look of mother of pearl.  My Dad’s guitar has a mother of pearl dove and other mother of pearl elements on it.  I thought the Crystal Drops would be perfect to replicate that.

After finishing with the image, I used a die from My Favorite Things to cut the white panel, and attached it to a turquoise card base.  Because the Guneaux Designs Strumming Guitar card is a clean and simple one, that’s all, folks!  Thank you for stopping by!


The primary supplies used for this card are:

       


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


MATTHEW 5:8-10

“Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘I will come and heal him.’ The centurion answered and said, ‘Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed… ‘When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!’ 

ODBD Heart and Soul Collection

Hello, my friends!  So glad you stopped by today to see my clean and simple card I made with the ODBD Heart and Soul Collection designer paper.  I created this card for Splitcoaststampers KelliJo’s Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS416, to create a sentiment-only card.  My card consists of designer paper, a sentiment, and crystal drops. I simply used a piece of designer paper that I stamped with a “You’re So Loved” sentiment using VersaMark Ink and White Embossing Powder.  I added crystal drops on two corners and adhered the paper to a white card base.

This is the Our Daily Bread’s Heart and Soul Collection Designer Paper that I used.  I’ve identified the design I used on the card in the picture.

This is the stamp set I used for the sentiment.

Now this is a very Clean and Simple card, don’t you agree?  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed week!


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


MATTHEW 6:1-4

Jesus said:  “Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them.  If you do you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.  So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men.  I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.  But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret.  Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Paper Purse Card with SU Paisley Petals

Welcome, my friends!  Yesterday I free-handed a Paper Purse Card with SU Paisley Petals DSP.   I designed this paper purse card for a challenge to create a card in a shape other than the normal rectangle or square.

Paper Purse Card with SU Paisley Petals

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Using my personally-designed template, I created the paper purse card base and handles with Marina Mist card stock.  I used Stampin’ Up!’s lovely retired Paisley Petals DSP on the front and back of the card base.  I made the top flap on the paper purse card with the same DSP using an Impression Obsession 6 in 1 frames die.  The die is one die that cuts out 6 different frames and they nest together perfectly.  I used the 6 frames cut from the two DSP designs, and alternated them on the flap.  I attached that onto a piece of Old Olive card stock.  I attached the flap to the card base with foam tape.  I created a Tangerine Tango rose with a Swarovski Crystal in the center and attached it to the purse flap.

Paper Purse Card with SU Paisley Petals

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Using an ODBD oval die, I cut out two ovals to which I added the sentiment and two Swarovski Crystals.  The paper purse card folds like a regular card and there is plenty of room on the inside for a personal message.  The card measures 7″ x 5-1/2″.

Paper Purse Card with SU Paisley Petals

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Get inspired to design a paper purse card!  Thanks for stopping by!


     

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


1 JOHN 4:10

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

ODBD Dresden Quilt Die

Happy Friday, my friends!!!  My project for you today features Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Dresden Quilt Die.  The ODBD Dresden Quilt Die was released, among other wonderful products, on April 1.  The ODBD’s product release focused on quilts through dies, stamps, and designer paper.  Below is a picture of the ODBD Dresden Quilt Die. If interested, you can purchase the die by clicking on the above link.

ODBD Dresden Quilt Die

Here is the card I made using the die.  If you look closely at the die and card, you’ll notice that I made a modification to the die cuts.

ODBD Dresden Quilt Die


(MAY 1, 2016 UPDATE:  This card was in the favorites for the week on Splitcoaststampers.com)

(MAY 3 , 2016 UPDATE:  As noted below, I entered this card into Our Daily Bread Designs’ Shining The Light Challenge.  I just learned that this card is the winner for the challenge!!  I am so surprised and grateful to ODBD!  Thank you so much to the team that made the decision.  You can see the related information HERE!)


I think the colors of the ODBD designer papers really look great on the card.  I made the card yesterday in response to a “Ways To Use It” Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  The Challenge, WT581, Playing Safe, was hosted by Toni (aka ravengirl) and was in recognition of National Playground Safety Week. The challenge was to “break out some of your favorite toy images” and feature one in a project.

When I read the challenge, I started reminiscing about my children as youngsters and how they loved sitting at the table with Mom, putting together puzzles, one of their favorite “toys”!  Well, the word, puzzle, was the trigger for me and my project.

I immediately thought of ODBD’s April Release related to quilts.  Why?  To me, crafting with the ODBD released quilt dies requires putting together a “puzzle”, and it takes time, or at least for me.  Therefore, the quilt represents the puzzles my children loved.  And they were in a safe environment, as they were sitting with me playing with puzzles and not playing on the playground!  Of course they had other favorite “toys” and certainly played on a playground!


I am also entering this card for the Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC273 O-D-B-D Recipe Challenge.  The recipe challenge is to use 4 items, materials or techniques beginning with each letter in ODBD.  The following is my response:

O – Old Glory Paper Pack

D – Dresden Quilt Die

B – Buttons

D – Double Stitched Rectangles Dies


I hope you enjoyed my card, and thanks for leaving comments!

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SUPPLIES USED TO CREATE THIS CARD

Stamps: ODBD Quilted With Love (sentiment)
Paper: ODBD Americana Quilt Collection, ODBD Old Glory, SU Marina Mist and Very Vanilla
Card Size: A2
Ink: SU Real Red
Accessories: ODBD Dresden Quilt Die, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, Buttons, Embroidery Thread, and Lace Ribbon

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SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’.’ ”  Luke 10:27 

Our Daily Bread Designs Star Quilt Die

Welcome, my artistic friends!  Today I’ve created for you a Mother’s Day card that features Our Daily Bread Designs Star Quilt Die.  At the beginning of April, Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) released a new set of stamps, dies, and paper that focus on sewing and quilting.  You can see the gorgeous new items HERE.

I purchased the new products when released, but haven’t used them until I made this card.  Actually, I was a little intimidated by the many pieces to the dies.  Now that I’m made this card, I feel more confident.

Our Daily Bread Designs Star Quilt Die

I LOVE Our Daily Bread Designs products!  This quilting release is so beautiful and reminds me of days gone by when I would sit and watch my dear Mom produce quilts, embroidery pieces, and develop other beautiful crafts.


UPDATE:  This card was included in Splitcoaststampers Favorites for the Week ending April 24!


Our Daily Bread Designs Star Quilt Die

The above photo gives you a closeup of the “quilt”.  Although Our Daily Bread Designs released designer paper to go with the dies in the release, I decided to use Stampin’ Up! Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper for this design.  After die cutting the quilting frame, I added SU Crystal Effects to give it some shine.  If you look closely, you can see that.  I also added a green embroidery thread knot in the center of the “quilt”.  I thought that would be quite appropriate.

Our Daily Bread Designs Star Quilt Die

This closeup shows the bottom portion of the card.  I used Our Daily Bread Designs Quilted With Love Stamp Set for my sentiment, “Love you to pieces!”.  I used VersaMark ink and a green embossing powder on the sentiment.  I love the two pairs of scissors and spool of thread die cuts that are from Spellbinders.  I wrapped green embroidery thread around the spool and threaded it through the green pair of scissors to make it appear that the thread is being cut.  Both pairs of scissors are highlighted with SU Crystal Effects.

Lastly, I created this card in response to a Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge, seen HERE.  (I almost forgot  to mention that!)

I hope you’ve enjoyed the card and will check out the sewing/quilting release from Our Daily Bread Designs!   Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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SUPPLIES USED:

Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs Quilted With Love;  Ink: SU Blushing Bride and Rose Red; VersaMark Watermark Ink;  Paper:  SU Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper; and Blushing Bride, Rose Red, and Garden Green Card Stock; Card Size: 4-3/4″ x 6-1/4″; Accessories:  Our Daily Bread Designs Star Quilt Die, Our Daily Bread Designs Beautiful Borders Dies, Spellbinders All Stitched Up Dies, Embroidery Thread, SU Crystal Effects, Embossing Powder

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SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:  to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”  James 1:27

Paper Casting Technique

Have you ever tried the Paper Casting Technique?  It’s fun but challenging!

I used the technique to create this card for a Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge, TLC582, hosted by Sabrina, aka Cook22.  This challenge includes a video on paper casting using bathroom tissue.   Check it out and create a card with the technique.

Paper Casting Technique

I made this card Monday, using the same bird stamp that is on yesterday’s Purple Starling card.  I have been hesitant to upload the card as my bathroom tissue is so wrinkled (of course, I wet it!), that I didn’t like it.  I saw so many beautiful cards in the Splitcoaststampers gallery that were made with this technique that were not wrinkled! Quite frankly, I thought this card is not about to be worthy of the challenge.

After some soul-searching, I decided that I would go ahead and post it since I took the time to create it, and let the chips fall where they may!

Using the technique, I wet (or soaked) 6-double panel pieces of tissue.  Then I stamped the bird into the wet tissue to create an impression.

When the tissue dried, I used all of the below listed inks to stamp the bird image. I first stamped the bird only with turquoise but it didn’t show well. Therefore, I kept adding different colors of ink to the bird portion of the stamp and re-stamping it, until I decided, enough is enough. Then I inked the remainder of the stamp to color the floral portion of the image.


UPDATE:  This card was listed in Splitcoaststampers Favorites for the week ending on April 24!  ” Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you’re in the FAVORITES for the week ending April 24.


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Then I thought, this tissue paper will not stick together, so I got out a needle and thread and stitched around the square. That was all for naught as it will still separate. Regardless, I die cut the paper flower and leaves, colored them with Copics, and spritzed them with Glimmer Mist. There was an interesting reaction to the mist and alcohol inks together.  It started fizzing!  At first I thought I had made some champagne! LOL

That’s all folks!  Thanks for viewing and leaving comments!  Don’t forget to check out the technique video!

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Stamps: Martha Stewart Bird Stamp  Paper: SU Whisper White, Hello Honey, Pixie Pink, and Unknown Green  Card Size: 5-1/2″ Sq  Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, and Rich Razzleberry; Copic Markers  Accessories: ODBD Pretty Posies Dies; ODBD Faith, Hope, & Love Dies; Sewing Needle; Blue Thread; ODBD Stitched Squares Dies; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; Water; Bathroom Tissue; and Heat Gun  Techniques: Paper Casting

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SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6