Penny Black On The Lake

Penny Black On The Lake

I have for you today a card made with the Penny Black On The Lake stamp.  Penny Black makes gorgeous stamps, and I have had this stamp for many months and not used it.  I was not sure if I could make a nice card with it.  I decided to take a chance and see what I could create with it.  I think I made a beautiful card featuring the Penny Black On The Lake stamp.

I wanted to use fall colors to create the card, so I used several Stampin’ Up!’s (SU) inks (i.e., pads and markers).

Luke 10:18-20

Jesus said: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.  I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy: nothing will harm you.  However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

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Lighthouse Greeting Card


Hello, my friends, and thanks for stopping by to see my Lighthouse Greeting Card. Lighthouses have a special meaning to me and I love including them on my cards when possible.  Lighthouses to me are symbolic for the Word.

This Lighthouse Greeting Card was made in honor of the Featured Stamper for last week on Splitcoaststampers.  Sharon (aka shendrian) was the Featured Stamper, and I selected this gorgeous card of Sharon’s to case.  I love her red lighthouse and, therefore, I created a red one.

Isn’t the blue wavy panel gorgeous?  I created it with a We Are Memory Keepers Wave Embossing Folder and Hero Arts Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink.

The lighthouse image was made with an old Rubber Stampede, Thy Word is a Lamp stamp.  I love the stamp, and looked for it on line to link to my post.  Unfortunately, I could only find it on eBay or Etsy.

May the verse on the card bring you joy today!

Stamp:  Rubber Stampede, Thy Word is a Lamp

Paper: Neenah White

Ink: Salty Ocean Distress Oxide

Accessories: CottageCutz Double-Stitched Oval Dies, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Water, Spritzer, Wave Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, Paper Piercing Tool, Foam Tape


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

Psalm 119:105 & 106

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.  I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.”

Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace

Hello, crafters!  Thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs.  My card share for you showcases Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace, which is a “Make it Market Mini Kit”.  The Kit includes Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace stamp set & index label, Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace die collection, Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace stencil collection (set of 3), and Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace paper collection (18 A2 sheets).  I used one of the Lovely Lace stencils in the kit to create this card.

Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace

I used the following stencil from the kit, and sponged Tim Holtz’s Oxide Inks onto a piece of white card stock.

Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace

After sponging on the colors over the stencil, I used the Spellbinders Curved Borders Two dies to cut off the upper right corner.

Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace

Then I stamped my sentiment at the top right corner of a white A2 card base.  The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Pen & Ink stamp set.

Paertrey Ink Lovely Lace

I used foam tape to attach the floral piece to the card base.

Papertrey Ink Lovely Lace

See the paper rose at the bottom left of the card?  I made it with the Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose Stamp Set and Botanical Wings Die Set and attached it to the card.  To finish the card, I added a few sequins.

I am submitting this card for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge for this week.

May you find inspiration from this card!  Thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs!


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

 Revelations 22:12 & 13

Christ said, “Behold, I am coming soon!  My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

Card Making Tapestry Technique

Have you heard of the Card Making Tapestry Technique?  I had not until this week when I was responding to a Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge to create a project using the Card Making Tapestry Technique.  A video tutorial for the  Card Making Tapestry Technique was provided, and its instructions were basically as follows.

  • Sponge distress inks onto a piece of white card stock, blending the colors.
  • Before the ink dries, use a white pigment ink and stamp an image(s) over the colored card stock.
  • Cover the complete card stock panel with a clear embossing powder and heat set.
  • If the ink dries too quickly, stamp a VersaMark Ink Pad over the complete piece of card stock and heat set.

This is the card I created for the Card Making Tapestry Technique challenge.

That should be easy, right?  Now, the real story.  When I stamped my images in SU Whisper White Pigment Ink (or Craft) onto the distress inked panel, the images would not show up. I do not know why, but others had the same problem.  Thus, my first panel was introduced to my trash.

Therefore, I started over.  I cut a white card stock frame using the ODBD Lavish Layers Die.  I decided to try Catherine Pooler’s new inks to cover the frame.  They are great, luscious inks and it took very little to sponge the colors onto the frame.  Using the Whisper White ink, I stamped my images onto the colored frame.  The pigment ink showed and I covered the images with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  However, the inks dried too quickly for the rest of the frame and the embossing powder did not stick.

No big deal, right?  I covered the complete panel with VersaMark Ink, added clear embossing powder, and heat set it.  I finished the card by laying the colored frame into the negative of the frame and adhered this to a SU tempting turquoise card base.  I want to try this technique again with different colors.  Why don’t you try it!  Enjoy!


Stamps: ODBD You Bless Me

Paper: Neenah White Card Stock and SU Tempting Turquoise

Ink: SU Whisper White, Catherine Pooler Party Dress, Fiesta Blue, and Tiara

Accessories: ODBD Lavish Layers Dies, VersaMark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder



MATTHEW 6:25-27

Jesus said:  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body what you will wear.  Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

Guneaux Designs Blooming Garden


Hello and welcome to Guneaux Designs!  I hope your New Year has started off with love, kindness, and everything good!  Today, my friends, my card share, Guneaux Designs Blooming Garden Greeting Card, features the Penny Black Blooming Garden Stamp Set.  This stamp set is new to me, and I expect it will be used frequently.

I am not sure of the type of flower the image is, but I think it is beautiful.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah Solar White Card Stock that I cut using Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Pierced Rectangles Dies.  Using various Copic Sketch Markers, I colored the floral image in shades of light and dark pink and green.  I used a Dapper Denim Stampin’ Up! (SU) Marker to draw a frame for the floral image. The sentiment, from ODBD Faith Card Sentiments, is stamped in the SU Dapper Denim color.  This photo provides a closeup of the flowers.
After I finished with the sentiment and floral image, I attached the piece to a die cut piece of SU Dapper Denim Card Stock that I cut using the ODBD Lavish Layers Dies.  I used the Be Creative Sookwang Double-Sided Tape to adhere this piece of card stock. Have you ever used this double-sided tape?  It is the strongest double-sided tape that I have come across, and it comes in several widths.  If you have not used it, give it a try; I think you will be impressed!

I am submitting this card to the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge for this week. The color combination for the challenge is Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, and Dapper Denim. I think the combination is a great one!  If you have not entered the Splitcoaststampers Challenges, I encourage you to give it a try.  It is lots of fun!

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!


Guneaux Designs Blooming Garden                  

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

Shining as Stars:  “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life – in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.”  Philippians 2:14-16

Scented Stain Glass Window

Hello, friends!!  The card I am sharing today is a Scented Stained Glass Window card. I started developing the card in response to a faux stained glass challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  As I created the card, it evolved into more than a faux stained glass challenge response.

Scented Stained Glass Window

As I started thinking of other Splitcoaststampers challenges for the week, I decided to incorporate all of these challenges, but the faux stained glass would be the primary focus for the card.

MIX190 – Ky (Scrapacat) is the hostess of the challenge to create a card with faux stained glass. I began my window by stamping and coloring (with copics) a purple Gladiolus flower, which is from Our Daily Bread Designs. Upon completion, I used a MICRON pen to draw my wonky pieces of “glass”.  I used two greenish Copic markers to color the glass.

TLC630 – Judy (StampingQueenJAR) hosted a challenge to add texture to a card by using a technique and not an embellishment. The technique I used is the stain-glass window technique. The texture I added was a flavorful embossing powder. It smells like Vanilla and it is a retired Stampin’ Up! powder!

WT601 – Carla (Covington Crafter) hosted a challenge to create a card that “Mmmmm, Smells Good!” by adding or creating a scented embossing powder.  I used three layers of SU Vanilla Scented Embossing Power, and I was surprised that it had not lost its scent as it is old. I was wrong, mmmmmm, my card smells GOOD!

F4A343 – Shirley (wannabcre8tive) hosted a challenge to get “Swirly” by creating a card with swirls. The front panel, my hand-made cathedral window, is covered with swirls made from a Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder.

Scented Stained Glass Window

Whee, that was a lot of work, but does my card ever smell good!  If interested in seeing all the wonderful comments made about this card, you can see them HERE!



  susweetsugarplum  gardengreen  Copic Sketch Markers  eleganteggplantink

Spellbinders Shapeabilities 'Ribbon Banners' Dies    Sakura Pigma Micron Pens (Set of 6)

suembossing-buddy  versamark   scotch-double-sided-foam-mounting-tape


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.  But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”  Hebrews 3:12-13