Guneaux Designs First Blooms

Guneaux Designs First Blooms

Do you have a favorite spring flower?  Mine is a tulip, and when I lived in Northern Virginia, I had a beautiful tulip garden with many varieties and colors.  I miss my garden as living in southwest Florida, tulips are shipped in and will not grow in a garden!  Thus, I get satisfaction by making cards with tulips.  This card is a Guneaux Designs First Blooms card.  It features Penny Black’s First Blooms dies.

I die cut the tulips from white card stock and colored them peach and yellow with green stems using Copics Sketch Markers.  I used a stylus and foam pad to shape the flowers.

The other feature on the card is the gorgeous frame.  I cut the frame from white card stock using the Impression Obsession Ornate Square Frame Dies.  The frame cuts out two square frames and one square.  I wanted to try the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks which I purchased recently.  I used them to color the square and square frame, leaving the ornate frame white.

When assembling the card, I glued four of the ornate frames together and cut another one and added two rows of foam tape to get dimension.  I added this frame on top of the others.

Enjoy Guneaux Designs First Blooms card, and have a wonderful day!


   


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


JAMES 1:12

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

If The Shoe Fits, Wear It

IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT

Have you heard the odd saying, “If the shoe fits, wear it”?   The saying is used as a way of suggesting that someone should accept a generalized remark or criticism as applying to him/herself.  It can be interrupted as sarcasm, but there is a lot of truth to the saying.  If someone is sharing information that seems to fit our behavior, we need to own it, right?  I think so!

To that end, I am sharing a card I created recently for a “Free For All Challenge” hosted by Splitcoaststampers.  The challenge was to make a card that reflects an odd saying like “Happy as a clam”, “In the pink”, “Two peas in a pod”, and so on.  I decided to enter the challenge with this card representing the odd saying, “If The Shoe Fits, Wear It”.

If The Show Fits Wear It

As I read the challenge, my mind started clicking off a lot of odd sayings when “If The Shoe Fits, Wear It” came to mind.  I remembered a OLD stamp I have of a shoe, and decided it would be perfect.  Therefore, I stamped it three times on white card stock, colored the shoe images with copics, and cut them out with a die.

I used a die from the CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Rectangle Set to cut out each shoe. I love the die set as I used to be one who cross stitched regularly.  It is a fun craft using counted-thread embroidery.

If The Shoe Fits Wear It

To assemble the card, I staggered the shoe frames (or boxes) on a piece of yellow card stock that I had cut out with a die from a ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies and scored with a scoring tool.  I created the sentiment, “IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT!” digitally, cut it out using the same CottageCutz Cross-Stitched Rectangle Set, and attached to the card front.  Lastly, I added a few sequins.

I hope you enjoy the card and will return for other Guneaux Designs projects!  If you are a Christian, I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!


    


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


 LUKE 24:45-47

“Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.  He told them, “This is what is written:  The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”

MB Reverse Butterfly Collage Happy Birthday

Hello, my friends, and welcome to Guneaux Designs.  I am happy that you stopped by today to see my MB Reverse Butterfly Collage Happy Birthday card.  Memory Box (MB) has wonderful dies, and this is one of my favorites.  I love butterflies, and seeing them on greeting cards always draws my attention.  I have used the MB Reverse Butterfly Collage Die  before, but as a stencil.  You can see that HERE.  For this card, I used the die to cut out a butterfly panel to attach over another panel that is sponged with various colors.

I used a piece of white card stock and an ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles die to cut out a frame.  Using the frame and Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage die, I cut out the butterflies.  I used the same ODBD die to cut out another piece of white card stock on which I sponged various Stampin’ Up! inks. Subsequently, I dabbed  All Purpose Ink (Frost White) over the panel with a piece of plastic wrap.  This photo shows the result.

I love the effect of using the All Purpose Frost White Ink!  I think it adds so much to a piece of sponged card stock.

I attached the sponged panel beneath the butterfly panel, and then attached both to the card base.  I think this qualifies as a Clean and Simple card.  I hope it does as I am submitting it to a Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge.  Kathy Curry is the hostess of the challenge, and she asked for participants to “show me your favorite winged things this week”.  Butterflies are one of my favorite “winged things”.

To finish the card, I added a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the ODBD Seeds of Today stamp set.  I used the smallest of the ODBD Ornate Ovals die to create a frame for the sentiment, and added it to the card using double-sided foam tape.


SUPPLIES USED

https://www.ellenhutson.com/a-cardstock-neenah-classic-crest-solar-white-25-pk/     

        


Stamping With Guneaux Designs

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


JAMES 5:13-16

“Is anyone of you in trouble?  He should pray.  Is anyone happy?  Let him sing songs of praise.  Is any one of you sick?  He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.  If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.  Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”