ODBD Steampunk Gears

Today I have a card share for you, and it features the ODBD Steampunk Gears Dies. This card is not my typical artwork, and making it was out of my comfort zone. However, I wanted to make it for a Splitcoaststampers.com Dare To Get Dirty Challenge. Unfortunately, I cannot share the details of the Dare To Get Dirty Challenge per Splitcoaststampers.com.  If you are a Club Member, you already know the details.  If you are not, you can join Splitcoaststampers as a Club Member so you can participate in the challenges.

To create the card, I die cut the gears using the ODBD Steampunk Gears Dies.   I covered the gears with VersaMark® Watermark Ink and embossed them with Copper, Green, Black, Pewter, and Yellow embossing powder.  Then I attach two or more gears together with adhesive.

I sponged several Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks (e.g., blues, greens, yellow, brown, orange, etc.) onto a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock.   I stamped over the sponged on ink some text and designs.  Then I began adding the gears to the panel. On three sets of gears, I added one or two layers of foam tape.  In addition to the foam tape, I attached the gear sets to the card stock with black brads.

After adding the gears, I added a sentiment.  I attached it with two gears and black brads.

I cut a piece of copper foil and added it to the back of the above panel.

To finish the card, I cut an A2 piece of black card stock and added the above to the card base.

Considering I was out of my comfort zone making this card, please share how you think I did.  Thanking you in advance for your comments.

Click on the links within this post to access the supplies I used.


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


John 14:13 & 14

Jesus said, “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father.  You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

Guneaux Designs ODBD Bird of Paradise

Welcome to Guneaux Designs, and thanks for stopping by to see my latest craft project, the Guneaux Designs ODBD Bird of Paradise (ALOHA) card.  For some time I have looked for a Bird of Paradise stamp and die set.  I was so pleased to see that Our Daily Bread Designs had issued one it its July 2017 release!  This is the card I made with the ODBD Bird of Paradise stamp and matching die.

I submitted this card for a Splitcoaststampers.com challenge.  Lisa’s (Shoe Girl) hosted the Splitcoaststampers.com Thursday “Ways to Use It” (WTUI) challenge, “Let’s Warm It Up”.  The heat that a lot of the US is experiencing was the impetus for Lisa’s WTUI challenge. Therefore, she wanted to see “hot” cards.

The beautiful Bird of Paradise flower came to mind for the challenge as it requires a good amount of sunlight (i.e., hot).  Therefore, the new ODBD Bird of Paradise stamp and matching die were used for my card.

My card has no layers; it’s simply a card base that I die cut the front at an angle with a border die to create a fancy border.  The following photos show the process of developing the card base.

  • I cut an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of white card stock and folded it in the center in order to determine where to place my border die.  Then I unfolded it and placed a Heartfelt Creations Delicate Border Basics Die across the front at an angle.

  • I ran the card stock and die through my die-cutting machine to cut out the border. This photo shows the result.

  • I folded the card base again after cutting the border, and this photo shows the results.

Then I began developing the card.  I first stamped and colored the Birds of Paradise on the front.  Subsequently, I masked the Birds of Paradise and sponged the front and inside of the card base with various inks to create a landscape scene.  I added the sentiment to the inside of the card and it shows as the front of the card when the card is closed.  My personal message to the recipient will be added behind the card front and to a portion of the inside.

Then I stamped, colored, and die cut two Birds of Paradise and attached them to the front with double-sided foam tape. The following photo provides a closeup of the Birds of Paradise.

The next two photos provide a better view of the card front and the shape of the border that I die cut.

May you find inspiration from my card.  Thanks in advance for leaving comments!


Click on the links in the posts to see the main products used.

  • Stamps:  ODBD Bird of Paradise, Catherine Pooler Butterfly Notes (sentiment)
  • Inks:  SU Blues and Greens, Memento Cantaloupe, Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copics
  • Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • Accessories:  ODBD Bird of Paradise Die, Heartfelt Creation Delicate Border Basics Die, Double-Sided Foam Tape

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


Hebrews 13:6

“The Lord is my helper: I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?”

If The Shoe Fits, Wear It

IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT

Have you heard the odd saying, “If the shoe fits, wear it”?   The saying is used as a way of suggesting that someone should accept a generalized remark or criticism as applying to him/herself.  It can be interrupted as sarcasm, but there is a lot of truth to the saying.  If someone is sharing information that seems to fit our behavior, we need to own it, right?  I think so!

To that end, I am sharing a card I created recently for a “Free For All Challenge” hosted by Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge was to make a card that reflects an odd saying like “Happy as a clam”, “In the pink”, “Two peas in a pod”, and so on.  I decided to enter the challenge with this card representing the odd saying, “If The Shoe Fits, Wear It”.

If The Show Fits Wear It

As I read the challenge, my mind started clicking off a lot of odd sayings when “If The Shoe Fits, Wear It” came to mind.  I remembered a OLD stamp I have of a shoe, and decided it would be perfect.  Therefore, I stamped it three times on white card stock, colored the shoe images with copics, and cut them out with a die.

I used a die from the CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Rectangle Set to cut out each shoe. I love the die set as I used to be one who cross stitched regularly.  It is a fun craft using counted-thread embroidery.

If The Shoe Fits Wear It

To assemble the card, I staggered the shoe frames (or boxes) on a piece of yellow card stock that I had cut out with a die from a ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies and scored with a scoring tool.  I created the sentiment, “IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT!” digitally, cut it out using the same CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Rectangle Set, and attached to the card front.  Lastly, I added a few sequins.

I hope you enjoy the card and will return for other Guneaux Designs projects!  If you are a Christian, I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!


    


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


 LUKE 24:45-47

“Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.  He told them, “This is what is written:  The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”

MB Reverse Butterfly Collage Happy Birthday

Hello, my friends, and welcome to Guneaux Designs.  I am happy that you stopped by today to see my MB Reverse Butterfly Collage Happy Birthday card.  Memory Box (MB) has wonderful dies, and this is one of my favorites.  I love butterflies, and seeing them on greeting cards always draws my attention.  I have used the MB Reverse Butterfly Collage Die  before, but as a stencil.  You can see that HERE.  For this card, I used the die to cut out a butterfly panel to attach over another panel that is sponged with various colors.

I used a piece of white card stock and an ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles die to cut out a frame.  Using the frame and Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage die, I cut out the butterflies.  I used the same ODBD die to cut out another piece of white card stock on which I sponged various Stampin’ Up! inks. Subsequently, I dabbed  All Purpose Ink (Frost White) over the panel with a piece of plastic wrap.  This photo shows the result.

I love the effect of using the All Purpose Frost White Ink!  I think it adds so much to a piece of sponged card stock.

I attached the sponged panel beneath the butterfly panel, and then attached both to the card base.  I think this qualifies as a Clean and Simple card.  I hope it does as I am submitting it to a Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge.  Kathy Curry is the hostess of the challenge, and she asked for participants to “show me your favorite winged things this week”.  Butterflies are one of my favorite “winged things”.

To finish the card, I added a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the ODBD Seeds of Today stamp set.  I used the smallest of the ODBD Ornate Ovals die to create a frame for the sentiment, and added it to the card using double-sided foam tape.


SUPPLIES USED

https://www.ellenhutson.com/a-cardstock-neenah-classic-crest-solar-white-25-pk/     

        


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


JAMES 5:13-16

“Is anyone of you in trouble?  He should pray.  Is anyone happy?  Let him sing songs of praise.  Is any one of you sick?  He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.  If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.  Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” 

ODBDSLC284 Anything Goes With ODBD Stamps

Hello, my friends, and thanks for stopping by to see my card creation for today.  My card features the recently released Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Tulips Stamp Set.  I love this stamp set, and its matching die.  I plan to submit this card for the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge, “ODBDSLC284 Anything Goes With ODBD Stamps”.

I am submitting the card also for today’s Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge found here.  I seldom respond to the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenges, but today’s sketch is great, so I had to respond.

(This card won the Our Daily Bread Shining The Light Challenge Award!}

To create my card, I stamped the tulip image onto Neenah Solar White card stock and colored it with copics in shades of peach and green.  I cut out the finished tulip with the matching tulip die.

I used some beautiful paper from Papertrey Ink to create the panels for elements 1 – 5 of the sketch.  I stamped a sentiment from the ODBD Tulips stamp set onto the same paper, and assembled the card.

I want to share with you that this stamp set and matching die is on sale as a bundle for only $23.72.  Where else can you get a stamp set and matching die for so little money?  Typically, a die can cost as much as $20!  You can also purchase the stamp set and die separately if necessary.

Thanks, again, for stopping by Guneaux Designs.  I hope you are inspired by my beautiful card!


SUPPLIES USED:

Stamps:  ODBD Tulip Stamp Set

Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock and Papertrey Ink Vintage Linens (no longer available)

Ink:  Copic Sketch Markers in shades of peach and green, and Memento Tuxedo Black 

Accessories:  ODBD Tulip Die, Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies Foam Tape, and Double Sided Adhesive Tape 



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


JAMES 1:19-22

“My dear brothers, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.  Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.  Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.”

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.