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.”

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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!

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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.

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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