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!


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 

Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
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!

Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


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.

Glue Stick Resist Technique


Another day and another card share!!  Hello, my friends.  Today’s card share features two items: the Glue Stick Resist Technique, and the ODBD Snowflake Sky Die.

I had never heard of or try the Glue Stick Resist Technique until a challenge on Splitcoaststampers involved using it.  It actually is a fun technique.  It is quite similar to the Color Resist Technique, but using a glue stick instead of VersaMark stamped images covered with clear embossing powder.

To create the card, I applied a SU Glue Stick in a chevron pattern over a piece of water color paper. After the glue dried, I sponged three different colors of blue distress ink onto the panel. Then I removed the glue from the panel with a baby wipe.  If you do not have a baby wipe, a wet paper towel will work.  This photo shows the results, and it is just that simple.

I decided to use the piece of water color paper (i.e., above photo) to cut out a snowflake panel with the ODBD Snowflake Sky Dies.  I really like the outcome.  I also used the ODBD Snow Crystals Dies, which coordinate with the Snowflake Sky Dies, to add two white glitter snowflakes. Then I wrapped this panel with blue ribbon and a bow with a SU Frosted Finishes Embellishment in the center, offsetting the bow.

Paper: Solar White, American Crafts, Water Color Paper

Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Accessories: SU Glue Stick, ODBD Snowflake Sky Dies, ODBD Snow Crystals Dies, SU Ribbon, SU Frosted Finishes Embellishment

Techniques: Glue Stick Resist Technique

Butterfly_1_1God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

1 JOHN 4:7-11

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.  Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.  Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.  This is how God showed his love among us:  He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loves us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

ODBD Holy Night ODBDSLC281

ODBD Holy Night ODBDSLC281 – Let’s Get Sentimental

The reason for the Christmas season means more and more to me each year.  At Christmas, believers in Jesus Christ celebrate His birth.  I have be a Christian since I was a child, and I am so thankful to God for the birth of His only son, Jesus!  His birth was a miraculous one indeed!  But God had a bigger plan for Jesus, other than just to be born.  Jesus was born to die for your and my sins, and if we believe the gospel* about Jesus, we receive salvation.  I believe in Jesus Christ, and I thank God every day for my salvation through Him!

Why am I sharing this?  I am sharing this because today’s card share relates to Jesus’ birth.  It features the ODBD Holy Night Dies that represent what Christians refer to as the Nativity or Manger Scene where Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the town of David.

I created the card to submit to ODBD’s December Shining the Light Challenge, “Let’s Get Sentimental”.  From this card, it is obvious what can cause me to be sentimental!

ODBD Holly Night ODBDSLC281

To create the card, I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock and colored it with three Copic Sketch Markers.  The lines I created with the markers are to represent the light shining down on the Manger Scene from the bright star in the heaven the night Jesus was born.  Upon finishing the coloring, I used two of ODBD Pierced Rectangle Dies to cut out the main panel and a frame to go around the panel.

I attached to the panel the manger scene die cuts made with Stampin’ Up! (SU) Basic Black Card Stock and SU Silver Glimmer Paper.  The stars were made also with SU! Silver Glimmer Paper and Hero Arts Sun Showers Dies.

ODBD Holy Night ODBDSLC281

The sentiment, “Merry Christmas”, is from ODBD Merry Christmas Border Die.  I made it also with the SU Silver Glimmer Paper.

Leave a comment to share what makes you sentimental!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season!

Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock, SU Basic Black and Brushed Silver Card Stock, and SU Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Copic Sketch Markers 0, B16, and B18
Accessories:  ODBD Holy Night Dies,  ODBD Pierced Rectangle DiesHero Arts Sun Shower Dies, ODBD Merry Christmas Border Die,




God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

*The Gospel:  (The Apostle Paul speaking), “Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.  By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you.  Otherwise, you have believed in vain.  For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance:  that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.”  1 Corinthians 15:1-5

ODBD Christmas Candles and Sunburst Background

Today’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC613 involves a color combination of Stampin’ Up! (SU) Real Red, Crushed Curry, and Garden Green.  For “dessert”, the hostess asked for “Christmas Glow”.  To achieve a “Christmas Glow”, I created a card that features Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Christmas Candles and Sunburst Background Dies for the challenge.

ODBD Christmas Candles and Sunburst Background

These are the colors for the color challenge. I began developing the card using a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock to emboss the ODBD Sunburst Background Die.  After embossing the card stock, I laid the die back on the card stock, and using a sponge dauber, I sponged SU Crushed Curry through the die.  I sponged more ink onto the outer sections to made them darker.

After sponging, I die cut a portion of the colored card stock with the ODBD Christmas Candles Dies.  I decided I wanted to use the Inlay Technique to create the candles and holly.  This is a closeup of the result.

To finish the card I added more holly that I die cut with the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Dies.  Using the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Dies, I cut out the Merry Christmas sentiment and added it to the card.

I hope you enjoyed my card and will return for further inspiration!

Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock and SU Real Red and Garden Green Card Stock
Ink:  SU Crushed Curry
Accessories:  ODBD Christmas Candles Dies, ODBD Sunburst Background Dies, Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Dies, Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Dies, Be Creative Tapeand Foam Adhesive
Technique:  Inlay




God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

Jesus said,  “When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it.  Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there.  And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.  That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”  Matthew 12:43-45

Santa’s Sleigh

Hope you had a great weekend and a happy Monday!  Today’s card share is a Christmas Card featuring the Sizzix Santa’s Sleigh Bigz Die.  I made the card in response to Splitcoaststampers’ Saturday Inspiration Challenge.  For an Inspiration Challenge, a website is selected by the hostess of the challenge from which to draw inspiration.  The hostess of Saturday’s challenge, the talented Audrie (a.k.a. girlgeek101), provided this inspirational website.  I selected the ornament category under the house and home drop-down menu on the site.  I found this ornament and fell in love with it.  Therefore, it was the inspiration for my card.

Santa's Sleigh

I created the blue, starry background by sponging Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point and Basic Black ink onto a piece of white card stock.  I used a mask to create the moon and sponged on it Stampin’ Up! Whisper White ink.  Then I used a Silver Gel Pen to create the stars.  I intentionally left some sponge marks in the sky to give it a look of a cloudy sky.

Santa's Sleigh

The primary element on the card is the Santa’s Sleigh that I created with the old Sizzix Bigz Die.  Actually, the die is meant for creating a 3-D pop-up sleigh, but I only wanted one side of the sleigh.  I used pieces of Stampin’ Up! (SU) Real Red Card Stock and SU Gold Foil Sheet that I embossed with a SU Holly Embossing Folder.

For the Santa and his toy bag, I used old Sizzix Santa Set Dies, which are three of the older Sizzlits.  His toy bag contains a gift and teddy bear among other gifts.  I have had both the sleigh and Santa set for years and never used them until I made this card!

Santa's Sleigh

I used the CottageCutz Santa & Reindeer Flying Die to create the black/shadow reindeer flying in the air and pulling Santa’s sleigh.  Of course I had to give Rudolph his red nose!  Unfortunately, one of Santa’s gifts fell out of his sleigh and onto a snow bank! Therefore, Santa is pulling back on the reins to slow down his reindeer so he can retrieve the gift!  Unfortunately, he was not successful and someone will be without a gift on Christmas morning!  LOL


Speaking of the snow banks, I created three of them using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders and white card stock.  I covered each with a strong adhesive (i.e., Be Creative Sookwang Tape), and covered them with retired Stampin’ Up! Chunky Essentials White Glitter.  Using my hand, I pressed firmly on the glitter to adhere it to the adhesive.  Because the adhesive is so strong, the glitter does not fall off.  For the sentiment, I used Our Daily Bread Designs Merry Christmas Border die and adhered the cutout to the bottom snow bank prior to adding the glitter.

The layered snow banks are better seen in this photo.  I adhered them to the card with double-sided foam tape.

This card was great fun to make!  I especially like it because it will be my 2-year old granddaughter’s Christmas card!  Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed week!

Stamps:  None
Paper:  Stampin’ Up! (SU) Real Red, Pacific Point, and Basic Black Card Stock, Neenah Solar White Card Stock, and a SU Gold Foil Sheet
Ink:  SU Pacific Point, Basic Black, and Whisper White Ink and Copic Sketch Markers
Accessories:  Sizzix Santa Sleigh Bigz Die, Sizzix Santa Set DiesLawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, CottageCutz Santa & Reindeer Flying Die, Our Daily Bread Designs Merry Christmas Border,  Silver Gel Pen, Be Creative Sookwang Tape, Retired Stampin’ Up! Chunky Essentials White Glitter, SU Holly Embossing Folder, SU Red and White Baker’s Twine, Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape, Sponges, Daubers, and Black Cord

   Sizzix 'Sleigh 3-D Pop-up' Bigz BIGkick/ Big Shot Die   Sizzix Sizzlits Santa Die Set (Pack of 3)        



God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

Jesus said, “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.  For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”  Matthew 12:36 & 37