Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage

Memory Box Reverse Butterfly CollageHello!  Have you had a good week?  For me, I’ve been sick for several days with flu-like symptoms.  I’m feeling better, but not well, and I’m hoping this passes soon as I want to get back to crafting!  I made this card Tuesday morning, but then started feeling rather sick.  Needless to say I wasn’t feeling well enough to post it. Thus, today I am sharing it with you. This card is a Mother’s Day Card and it features the Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage.  The Happy Mother’s Day sentiment is on the inside of the card.

I made the card in response to a Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, CC581 – BLISSFUL WONDERS OF SOFT SKIES WITH PIZZAZZ, using Stampin’ Up! colors.  The title of the Challenge makes it obvious what Stampin’ Up! colors were selected.

BLACKBERRY BLISS, WISTERIA WONDER, SOFT SKY, and PEAR PIZZAZZ.

Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage

(UPDATE:  This card was selected as a favorite on Splitcoaststampers for the Week Ending May 8, 2016)

Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage

I used the Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage Die to make a stencil.  Laying the stencil over the piece of Whisper White Card Stock, I sponged over it the four colors of the challenge.  I added a sequin per butterfly as adding sequins to the card gives extra points, otherwise called “dessert”, for the challenge.

After masking the image, I lightly covered a script background stamp with Soft Sky Ink and I stamped it over the masked image  (if you look closely you can see the script).  I then die cut three sets of flowers and leaves in the four colors and added them to the card. As you can see in the picture below, I added micro beads for the center of each flower.

Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage

You will note the paper piercing around the Whisper White panel.  I used the new Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Pierced Rectangles Dies to accomplish the piercing.  I also used two other ODBD dies to create the floral images; ODBD Bitty Blossoms and ODBD Lovely Leaves.


Side Note:  As a Christian, finding companies with a focus on Biblical verses and other related products is difficult.  However, late last year I discovered Our Daily Bread Designs that focuses on this, and I strongly recommend them if you’re looking for a place that creates products based on faith!


The photo below gives a side view of the card.  I hope you enjoy the card, and will check out ODBD!  Thanks for stopping by and, if interested, I would love to hear about your thoughts on this card.  You can ask questions or leave comments in the bubble at the top-right of the post, or at the bottom of the post, whichever one shows.

Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage

BlogDivider_zpsed339ea1

SUPPLIES USED:

Stamps:  ODBD All Mothers Stamp Set (for inside sentiment) and SU French Script

Paper:  Stampin’ Up! (SU) Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Blackberry Bliss, and Soft Sky Card Stock

Ink:  SU Pear Pizzazz, Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder and Soft Sky Ink

Accessories:   Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage(ODBD) Pierced Rectangles Dies ODBD Bitty Blossoms, ODBD Lovely Leaves, Micro Beads, SU Sequins

Techniques:  Masking and Sponging

BlogDivider_zpsed339ea1

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

 

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.  For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?  Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?  What harmony is there between Christ and Belial?  What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?  For we are the temple of the living God.  As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people”. ”  2 Corinthians 6:14 -16

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!

BlogDivider_zpsed339ea1

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

Our Daily Bread Designs Star Quilt DieOur Daily Bread Designs Star Quilt DieOur Daily Bread Designs Star Quilt DieOur Daily Bread Designs Star Quilt Die

BlogDivider_zpsed339ea1

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

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

Hello, stampers!!  So glad you stopped by as I have for you today a Happy Mother’s Day card featuring Stampin’ Up! (SU) Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp Set, which is retired.  I made the card for the following Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers:

SC588

The Sketch Challenge, SC588, hosted by Carey aka cpayette, was fun but took some time to discern.

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

I was undecided about how to approach the challenge initially. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to use designer series paper or not, and if so, where in the design. Then I found in my cabinet an OLD SU designer series paper (i.e., Sweet & Sour Speciality Designer Series Paper) and I knew the answer to the question I was pondering. To me, this paper is so pretty with Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie as the main colors. You can’t see it in the photo, but the paper comes with one side of all the designs embossed.

(UPDATE:  This card is a Favorite for the Week Ending April 17, 2016 on Splitcoaststampers!)

I then decided I wanted a floral image on the card and decided on the Hibiscus stamp from the SU Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. I have many beautiful Hibiscus bushes in my yard, so they are special to me. Not my favorite flower, but special.

I used the swirly stamp from Everything Eleanor to create my stem after masking the flower. To give the image a little something extra, I used SU Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie Candy Dots and included two bees.

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

I hope you enjoy the card, and thanks for looking and leaving a comment!!

BlogDivider_zpsed339ea1

Stamps: SU Fifth Avenue Floral, SU Everything Eleanor, ODBD Butterfly & Bugs, and ODBD All Mothers  Paper: SU Sweet & Sour SPSP, Rose Red, and Very Vanilla Card Stock  Ink: SU Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black, Rose Red, and Copics  Accessories: Rose Red Ribbon, ODBD Double Stitched Circles Dies, ODBD Butterfly & Bugs Dies, SU Candy Dots, and MISTI  Techniques: Masking and Coloring with Copics

BUTTERFLY & BUGS (CLEAR STAMPS) ALL MOTHERSDOUBLE STITCHED CIRCLES DIESBUTTERFLY & BUGS DIES

BlogDivider_zpsed339ea1

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.”  Ephesians 4:2-3