Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Accents and Labels

I have a card share today that is not my normal type of card.  It is an Art Deco card featuring the Spellbinders Astoria Decorative Accents and Labels Dies.

I created the card for Splitcoaststampers’ Inspiration Challenge hosted by Steph (SmilynStef).  She picked this great site, “I don’t wear dresses”, from which to draw inspiration when creating. This photo on the site was my inspiration for the card.  It is a portrait of a noblewoman, ca. 1580.  You can read about the portrait HERE and see a larger picture of her HERE.

I love the red and gold in the woman’s dress and its high collar. I thought the red die cut panel would be a good representation of the high collar as well as reflecting the color of her dress. I used SU Brush Gold Card Stock to reflect the gold in the dress. I also used SU Gold Metallic Tape behind the red panel. To the left of the card, I added ribbon flowers and some beads above and below the flowers.


I enjoyed making the card, and I hope you enjoy viewing it.



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

ISAIAH 45:22-25

“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God and there is no other. By myself I have sworn, my mouth has uttered in all integrity a word that will not be revoked; Before me every knee will bow; by me every tongue will swear.  They will say of me, ‘In the Lord alone are righteousness and strength.’  All who have raged against him will come to him and be put to shame.  But in the Lord all the descendants of Israel will be found righteous and will exult.”

Lattice Ornaments Christmas Bells

Hello, my friends!!  My card share today features the Spellbinders Lattice Ornaments Christmas Bells dies.  I made this card to honor this week’s Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers, the lovely Jan (i.e., Precious Kitty).  It is a pleasure to be inspired by and case one of Jan’s cards!   She is a wonderful person who creates beautiful artwork and leaves the nicest comments on my work posted on Splitcoaststampers. Jan’s “Ornament and Plaid” card is the card I selected to case.  This is my card:


I love the Christmas ornament and plaid paper on Jan’s card.  Therefore, I created a card with two ornaments and a plaid panel.  However, my ornaments are bells and except for the white and red, the colors I used are different.  Also my card features the “Inked Inlay” technique.


The following provides a closeup of the inked inlay technique used.  I first colored with Copics a piece of card stock in various colors.  I simply colored with back and forth strokes of each color.  Then I die cut the bell from this paper and a piece of white card stock.  I added a strong adhesive behind the die cut on the white card stock, and laid the colored die cut bell over the white, matching the exact image.  Then I pushed the colored pieces through the white card stock to create the inlay.


I used the same colored piece of card stock to die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment to place at an angle on the embossed, white card stock.


I hope you enjoy the look of the card featuring the inlay technique.

Paper: Neenah Solar White, Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid, SU Real Red

Ink: Various Copic Markers

Accessories:  Spellbinders Lattice Ornaments Dies, Impression Obsession Merry Christmas Die, Essentials by Ellen Stitches Plate, Shimmer Mist, Martha Stewart Glitter Acrylic Craft Paint, SU Curvy Corner Punch

Techniques: Inked Inlay


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13

Happy Birthday – Falliday Fest

Thanks for stopping by, my friends!  My card share today is a Happy Birthday card that I made for the Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest.  Dr Sonja’s (Sonja Van Laar) Falliday Fest Challenge (FF16DrSonja) is related to a card drive for Hospice of St. Francis in Melbourne, FL.  She asked for birthday cards with wrinkles.  The technique she recommended to get wrinkles is the Faux Silk Technique (tutorial).


This Happy Birthday card is a gate-fold card that I created using the Spellbinders Die mentioned below.  I cut the gate fold from Tempting Turquoise Card Stock and adhered to it a panel made with the same Spellbinders die using SU Flock Together DSP.

To get wrinkles on the card, I followed the Faux Silk Technique.  Once the tissue was dry, I wrinkled it and adhered it to the center piece of the card.  I stamped the SU Happy Birthday Greetings stamp in Tempting Turquoise ink and onto the tissue paper.

Stamps: SU Happy Birthday Greetings

Paper: SU Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla, and So Saffron Card Stock, and SU Flock Together DSP

Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise

Accessories: Spellbinders 5×7 Reflective Moment Dies, ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies, Tissue Paper, Stick It Adhesive Sheet, Foam Tape

Techniques: Faux Silk Technique


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

Jesus said to his disciples, “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.  People do not pick figs from thorn-bushes, or grapes from briers.  The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things our of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”  Luke 6:43-45