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

FF16hbrown, Holly Jolly Christmas

This card is my submission for Holly’s (Hbrown) Falliday Fest Challenge, FF16hbrown, on Splitcoaststampers. She asked to see creations with holly leaves and berries.  Thus, my card is titled Holly Jolly Christmas!


Using a piece of SU Shimmery White Card Stock and Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies, I die cut the holly and berries. I had not used this die before, so I was surprised that the die cuts were in several pieces verses one piece. I had hoped to die cut holly and berries from green and red card stock and just drop them into the negative panel in one piece. Well, that didn’t work out.

Therefore, I decided to use a piece of watercolor paper and brushos to achieve a green panel to slip behind the negative panel. That would require that I glue down all of the cuts on the white panel to the green panel. My fingers got sticky just thinking about gluing down all those cuts.

I decided to take another approach. I used another panel of shimmery white card stock and cut out the holly and berries with the Tim Holtz die again (discarded the white cutouts). Then I added a piece of foam adhesive to the back of the panel and pressed down the negative pieces. I die cut the holly again, using the green brushos panel. Because I had added the foam adhesive to the back of the negative white panel, I could easily adhere all the holly and berry pieces to the negative panel. SUCCESS!

To finish the card, I added the panel to the red holly frame die cut, added a bow, and glued glitter in various places! Glad I’m finished with this card!!

Stamps: SU Reason for the Season (sentiment)
Paper: SU Shimmery White, Real Red, and Watercolor Paper
Paper Size: 5×7
Ink: SU Real Red
Accessories: Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies, Spellbinders Holly Frame Die, Brushos, Foam Adhesive, SU Real Red Ribbon, Glossy Accents, and SU Glitter


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood..”  Acts 20:28

ODBD A True Friend

Have you seen the gorgeous Bearded Iris stamp from the ODBD A True Friend stamp set?  It is a large stamp, but it is gorgeous.  The card I’m sharing with you today spotlights a set of Bearded Irises.

ODBD A True Friend

If you like the Bearded Iris, you can get only that stamp here without the sentiments that come with the stamp set.

Yes, indeed this is a large floral stamp – stamped three times on my card!! This card is for Vicki’s (vdutchr) “So Coral Cantaloupe” Color Challenge, CC592, on Splitcoaststampers!  Vicki picked three colors that are beautiful together!  The colors are SU So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Calypso Coral.  I colored the irises with Copic Sketch Markers that closely match the challenge colors.

I think I overdid it, don’t you? The stamp image is large, and I couldn’t stop with one stamped iris, I had to stamp three (using masking, of course)!!!  Go big, or go home!  Isn’t that the cliche? LOL

Dessert (i.e., extra points) for the color challenge is “dimension”.  I used foam tape to pop up the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Herloom Legacy die cut onto the white card base.  I added clear Wink of Stella to the beards of the irises. Hopefully you can see that.

I am also submitting this card to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog for its ODBDSLC276, Anything that Grows with ODBD.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful, blessed day!

UPDATE – 7-26-16:  This card was chosen as the Splitcoaststampers Favorite for the Color Challenge for last Tuesday!  What an honor!!


STAMPS:  ODBD A True Friend

PAPER:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock and SU Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock (retired)

INK:  Copics and SU Crisp Cantaloupe (retired – used for the sentiment)

ACCESSORIES:  Spellbinders 5 x 7 Herloom Legacy Die (I cut off the top and bottom), Foam Tape, Clear Wink of Stella


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SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone. For kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior.”  1 Timothy 2:1-3 

Beach Scene

Today on Splitcoaststampers is a Color Challenge featuring Stampin’ Up! Colors of Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, and Crumb Cake.   I created a beach scene card for the challenge.  The scene features several dies from Impression Obsession, Marianne Design, Frantic Stamper Inc., Cottage Cutz, and Spellbinders.

If you want to play along with the Challenge, you can do so HERE!

Beach Scene

7-10-16 UPDATE:  This card was included in the Splitcoaststampers Favorites of the Week ending 7-10-16!

7-12-16 UPDATE:  This card was selected as Splitcoaststampers FAVORITE for last week’s Color Challenge, CC590!!

To create the card, I used a 4-1/2″ square piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock and sponged on the Crumb Cake sand, Marina Mist ocean, and Soft Sky sky.  Because I wanted to use a surfer, I wanted to make the ocean seem a little rough; therefore, I used Liquid Applique and spread it along the shore and into the water.

After cutting out all of the die cuts that I wanted to include on the card from the solar white paper (see list of supplies for the names of the dies), I used Copic Sketch Markers to color each one, and strategically place each cutout onto the scene.  After finishing that, I cut two Spellbinders Nestabilities Fairmont Labels dies, adhered them together with foam tape, and attached them around the scene.  I then added the flipflops and shells around the labels.  The scene was attached to a Wild Wasabi card base.

Beach Scene

I really like how the card turned out!  I hope you enjoyed it, and will take time to provide me feedback!



Stamps:  None

Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock, Stampin’ Up! Card Stock (i.e., Soft Sky, Pacific Point, and Wild Wasabi)

Card Size:  5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″

Ink:  Various Copic Sketch Markers, Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink (i.e., Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, and Soft Sky

Accessories:  Three Surfers (Frantic Stamper Inc.), Beach Chair and Umbrella (Frantic Stamper Inc.), Lighthouse w/ Clouds (Cottage Cutz – for the birds in the sky), Palm Trees (Impression Obsession), Speed Boat (Frantic Stamper Inc.), Sailboat (Impression Obsession), Flipflops (Impression Obsession), Shell Set (Impression Obsession), Spellbinders Fairmont Labels (for the soft sky frame), Foam Tape, and Liquid Applique

Technique:  Sponging and Coloring with Copics

(To see the products pictured below, click on the links above.)

Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Three SurfersFrantic Stamper Precision Die - Beach Umbrella And ChairCottage Cutz - Die - Lighthouse w/ CloudsImpression Obsession - Die - Palm Trees (set of 4 dies)Frantic Stamper Precision Die - Boat IconsImpression Obsession - Die - Sailboats (set of 3 dies)Impression Obsession - Die - Single Beach Chair (set of 5 dies)Impression Obsession - Die - Mini Shell Set (set of 7 dies)Image 13M - Scotch Foam Mounting TapeMarvy Liquid Applique' - Black


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”  Ephesians 3:12