Gingham Garden DSP Bird’s Nest Card

 Gingham Garden DSP Bird’s Nest Card

Gingham Garden DSP Bird's Nest CardWhile shopping at Michaels recently, I came across this beautiful bird’s nest stamp.  I had to buy it as I love stamps featuring birds.  I created a Stampin’ Up! Gingham Garden DSP Bird’s Nest Card with the stamp.

The stamp image is called Nestled Bird.  After coloring the image with various Copic markers, I realized that the Gingham Garden DSP blue and yellow design goes perfectly with it. Therefore, I used the design for the card’s first layer.

 Gingham Garden DSP Bird's Nest Card

The picture to the right provides a closer view of the bird and nest.  The bird picture below was my inspiration for coloring the bird on the card.  I don’t know what type of bird it is but I found it to be beautiful.    

 

 

 

I used the Stampin’ Up! Framelits Labels Collection (125598) to cut out the colored image and to create a So Saffron mat that is behind the image.  The card base was made from the Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock (131296). 

This picture shows the embossing I use on the back of all my cards.  The circular text says Guneaux Designs and my name is in the center.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Gingham Garden DSP Bird’s Nest Card!  I made it for my brother who has been quite sick lately and I want him to know that I am thinking of him.

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
by
Beverly Polen 

Gingham Garden DSP Bird's Nest Card

  

Color On Color Emboss Resist Technique – Happy Father’s Day

I love the art of blending inks. However, I had not tried before the Color on Color Emboss Resist Technique. After trying it, I now know that I really, really like it and will be using it in future art. The card share I have for you today features this technique for a Happy Father’s Day card.

Color on Color Emboss Resist Technique

SUPPLIES USED FOR THE COLOR ON COLOR RESIST TECHNIQUE, HAPPY FATHER’S DAY CARD (I am listing the supplies I used; however, the supplies you use do not need to be the same, as it is the technique itself that is the subject of this tutorial).

Stamp Sets: Stampin’ Up! Fine Feathers (126517) and an old hostess stamp set, Something to Celebrate (for sentiment)

Paper: Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock (131296), Bermuda Bay Card Stock (131197), and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Ink: You will need three light colors and one darker color – Pistachio Pudding Classic Ink (131177), More Mustard Classic Ink (retired), Coastal Cabana Classic Ink (131175), and Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink (131174)

Accessories: Embossing Buddy (103083), Ovals Collections Framelits (129381), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Sponge Daubers (102892), VersaMark (102283), Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Linen Thread (104199), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Color on Color Emboss Resist Technique

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE COLOR ON COLOR EMBOSS RESIST TECHNIQUE:

1. Cut card stock accordingly:

8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ for card base

5-1/4″ x 4″ for 1st layer

5″ x 3-3/4″ of Whisper White Card Stock

2. Select a stamp that you want to be the main feature of the card. (I used the feather stamp; however, I think it would work best with a solid stamp with few designs within).

3. Select three colors of classic ink that are light shades.

4. Using a sponge dauber, swirl your first light color onto the Whisper White Card Stock.

Color on Color Emboss Resist Technique

5. Swirl your second light color onto the Whisper White Card Stock, and don’t worry about overlapping the colors.

Color on Color Emboss Resist Technique

6. Swirl your third light color onto the Whisper White Card Stock, and then look for places where you want to blend the colors and do that with the daubers. Don’t worry about the look too much as it will completely change when you add the darker color.

Color on Color Emboss Resist Technique

7. AFTER the ink dries, rub the embossing buddy over the complete piece of card stock.

8. Cover your selected stamp with VersaMark and stamp the image randomly on the card stock.

9. Cover with the clear embossing powder and heat set. Let it cool.

10. Swirl you dark color of ink all over the piece of card stock. You may need to do this a couple times or more.

11. Using a paper towel, rub the excess dark ink from the embossed images. Isn’t it cool how the clear embossing takes on the colors?

12. After reaching the desired colors on the colored piece of card stock, use the stamp image to create a center piece for the card.

Color on Color Emboss Resist Technique

13. Adhere the pieces together and add your desired embellishments.

14. Add your sentiment to the card.

Enjoy!!

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
by
Beverly Polen

Color on Color Emboss Resist Technique COLOR ON COLOR EMBOSS RESIST TECHNIQUE – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Happy Birthday Card for Him – Brayer Project – Guneaux Designs

Happy Birthday to my brother!!  I made this Happy Birthday card for him using a brayer.  I don’t create many brayered projects; but when I do, I love the process!

Happy Birthday Card for Him - Brayer Project 

The Happy Birthday card features some of Stampin’ Up!’s new and upcoming Annual Catalog products.  The card base was made with the new 2013-2015 In Color, Pistachio Pudding Card Stock (131294).  The second layer is the new card stock in the Subtles Collection, Soft Sky (131203). The sky was brayered with Soft Sky Classic Ink (131181) and Marina Mist Classic Ink (126962).  The field was brayered with the new 2013-2015 In Color, Pistachio Pudding Classic Ink (131177), Old Olive Classic Ink (126953), Always Artichoke Classic Ink (126972), and another new 2013-2015 In Color, Baked Brown Sugar (131174). 

The stamp image of the mare and her foal is not a Stampin’ Up! product.  However, I love the stamp, and my brother loves horses.  They have always been of big part of his life. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from an upcoming Hostess set, Morning Meadow (129678). 

 

 REMINDER:  There are 18 days left to purchase the Stampin’ Up! retiring stamp sets and retiring accessories.

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Beverly PolenHappy Birthday Card for Him - Brayer Project

 Happy Birthday Card for Him – Brayer Project

Stampin Up Masculine Card – Stacks-of-Millions

Do you need a Stampin Up Masculine Card for the special male in your life?  I have one for you today that features the Stampin Up Stacks-of-Millions Digital Collection Disc (130675) for My Digital Studio (130646).  This Digital Collection Disc is on page 39 of the Stampin Up 2013 Spring Catalog.

Stampin Up Masculine Card - Stacks-of-Millions

If you like the Stampin Up Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (126922), you’ll like the Stampin Up Stacks-of-Millions Digital Collection Disc (130675).  This disc is available as Hostess Dollars for only $9.00 (after meeting purchasing requirements to qualify for Hostess Dollars).  The umbrella design on the disc is slightly different from that in the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP.  Regardless, it provides an umbrella design, which was very enticing to me.

Stampin Up Masculine Cards

 SUPPLIES USED FOR THIS STAMPIN UP MASCULINE CARD:

Paper:  Whisper White Card Stock, More Mustard Card Stock, and Basic Gray Card Stock

Accessories:  My Digital Studio (130646), Stampin Up Stacks-of-Millions Digital Collection Disc (130675), and Bitty Banners Framelits (129267)

 Stampin Up Masculine Cards

Stampin Up Masculine Cards

 

Here are the latest digital downloads for My Digital Studio:

Hello There Kit -- Digital Download
Hello There Kit – Digital Download

Price: $9.95
Label This Garage Designer Template -- Digital Download
Label This Garage Designer Template – Digital Download

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Label This Playroom Designer Template  -- Digital Download
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Serene Silhouettes  -- Digital Download
Serene Silhouettes – Digital Download

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Think Back Photobook Templates -- Digital Download
Think Back Photobook Templates – Digital Download

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 God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
by
Beverly Polen

  Stampin Up Masculine Card

STAMPIN UP MASCULINE CARD

My Digital Studio – Happy Father’s Day

I developed this Happy Father’s Day card with Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio.  Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there who fulfill their responsibilities as a father!!  May you have a blessed day filled with happiness and the respect you deserve as a good dad!

 
 
Supplies Used:
 
Digital Cardstock:  Garden Green, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Digital Designer Series Paper:  Woodland Walk – 10 Digital Stamp Brush Set: Lovely As A Tree – Pine Bough
Accessories:  Soft Suede Baker’s Twine, Early Espresso Brads, and Chocolate Chip Button Latte – Button 1
 
God’s Blessings!
 
 
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
by
Beverly Polen
 
My Digital Studio

Stampin Up Out West Happy Birthday Card – Brayering

It has been a while since I’ve used my Stampin’ Up! brayer, so I decided to use it to create this card, featuring the Stampin Up Out West stamp set, for my special brother who has a birthday Saturday.  He is a horse lover and has had many beautiful, special horses in his lifetime.  Therefore, I wanted a horse stamp for the card.  I chose to use a retiring Stampin’ Up! stamp set, Out West, that met my need for a horse stamp.  The brayering on this card was inspired by Michelle Zindorf, who taught me how to use a brayer.  If you are interested in taking one of her classes (she travels all over the US), click here.

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 As you can see, the card is an easel card.
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Stampin Up Out West
Stampin’ Up! Products Used:
Stamp Set:  Stampin Up Out West
Ink:  More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, and Basic Black ink. Card Stock:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, and Basic Black Card Stock
Accessories:  Antique Brads and Decorative Label Punch
 
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