Guneaux Designs ODBD Bird of Paradise

Welcome to Guneaux Designs, and thanks for stopping by to see my latest craft project, the Guneaux Designs ODBD Bird of Paradise (ALOHA) card.  For some time I have looked for a Bird of Paradise stamp and die set.  I was so pleased to see that Our Daily Bread Designs had issued one it its July 2017 release!  This is the card I made with the ODBD Bird of Paradise stamp and matching die.

I submitted this card for a Splitcoaststampers.com challenge.  Lisa’s (Shoe Girl) hosted the Splitcoaststampers.com Thursday “Ways to Use It” (WTUI) challenge, “Let’s Warm It Up”.  The heat that a lot of the US is experiencing was the impetus for Lisa’s WTUI challenge. Therefore, she wanted to see “hot” cards.

The beautiful Bird of Paradise flower came to mind for the challenge as it requires a good amount of sunlight (i.e., hot).  Therefore, the new ODBD Bird of Paradise stamp and matching die were used for my card.

My card has no layers; it’s simply a card base that I die cut the front at an angle with a border die to create a fancy border.  The following photos show the process of developing the card base.

  • I cut an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of white card stock and folded it in the center in order to determine where to place my border die.  Then I unfolded it and placed a Heartfelt Creations Delicate Border Basics Die across the front at an angle.

  • I ran the card stock and die through my die-cutting machine to cut out the border. This photo shows the result.

  • I folded the card base again after cutting the border, and this photo shows the results.

Then I began developing the card.  I first stamped and colored the Birds of Paradise on the front.  Subsequently, I masked the Birds of Paradise and sponged the front and inside of the card base with various inks to create a landscape scene.  I added the sentiment to the inside of the card and it shows as the front of the card when the card is closed.  My personal message to the recipient will be added behind the card front and to a portion of the inside.

Then I stamped, colored, and die cut two Birds of Paradise and attached them to the front with double-sided foam tape. The following photo provides a closeup of the Birds of Paradise.

The next two photos provide a better view of the card front and the shape of the border that I die cut.

May you find inspiration from my card.  Thanks in advance for leaving comments!


Click on the links in the posts to see the main products used.

  • Stamps:  ODBD Bird of Paradise, Catherine Pooler Butterfly Notes (sentiment)
  • Inks:  SU Blues and Greens, Memento Cantaloupe, Memento Tuxedo Black, and Copics
  • Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock
  • Accessories:  ODBD Bird of Paradise Die, Heartfelt Creation Delicate Border Basics Die, Double-Sided Foam Tape

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


Hebrews 13:6

“The Lord is my helper: I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?”

Papertrey Ink Gran’s Garden

Today’s card share features two Papertrey Ink stamp sets – the Papertrey Ink Gran’s Garden and Papertrey Ink Pen and Ink.

I created this card for three challenges on  Splitcoaststampers.com.

1. Technique Lovers Challenge – Use bubble wrap,

2. Clean And Simple Challenge – Create a friendship card, and

3. Color Challenge – Use SU Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, and Pacific Point colors.

I used the Papertrey Ink Gran’s Garden Stamp Set to stamp, and double stamp, the floral images on the card in SU Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, and Pacific Point inks. The sentiment, stamped in Pacific Point ink, is from the Papertrey Ink’s Pen & Ink stamp set.

I had a small piece of bubble wrap that I covered in Daffodil Delight ink and stamped on the upper-left and bottom-right corners.  I adhered three yellow floral sequins over the bubble wrap imprint on both corners.

This is a clean and simply card!  Enjoy!


Stamps: PTI Gran’s Garden Stamp Set, PTI Pen & Ink Stamp Set

Paper: Neenah White Card Stock and SU Pacific Point Card Stock

Ink: SU – Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, and Pacific Point

Accessories: Bubble Wrap, Yellow Floral Sequins, Stamping Mask Paper, Be Creative Tape


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


Hebrews 13:4 & 5

“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.  Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ “

Power Poppy Apples In Season Digital Stamp

POWER POPPY APPLES IN SEASON DIGITAL STAMP

Welcome to Guneaux Designs!  Thanks for stopping in to see the latest project that I created with the Power Poppy Apples In Season Digital Stamp.  (Because the image is digital, I will not show it in my post – copyrighted.)  On Splitcoaststampers today, the Clean and Simple Challenge was to create a “fruity” card to celebrate National Pina Colada Day. This is my submission to the challenge.

I colored with Copic Sketch Markers the Power Poppy Apples In Season Digital Stamp image.  After coloring the image, I laid over it an Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames die to cut the image into frames.  The die used is a single one that cuts the frames simultaneously.  After cutting the frames, I started gluing them to the card base. I added glue to the fourth frame and covered it with clear crystals. Hopefully that can be seen in the photo.

I used a CottageCut Expressions die, Sweet Phrase, to create the sentiment that I offset with red card stock.  I also covered that with glue and crystals.  My last addition to the card is the three pink crystal drops.

Thanks for stopping in to see my Power Poppy Apples In Season Digital Stamp card! Hope to see you back soon!


   


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Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


2 Timothy 3:1-5

“Mark this:  There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lover of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power.  Have nothing to do with them.”


POWER POPPY APPLES IN SEASON DIGITAL STAMP

CottageCutz Mermaid (Elites) Die – Guneaux Designs

COTTAGECUTZ MERMAID (ELITES) DIE – GUNEAUX DESIGNS

Welcome to Guneaux Designs!  Today I am sharing a beautiful card I made featuring the CottageCutz Mermaid (Elites) Die.  I made this card to submit to two Splitcoastampers’ challenges; one is a color challenge and the other a sketch challenge.

Isn’t she beautiful?  I think so!!  She measures 2.2″W x 3″H; a perfect size for an A2 card.  I used products from the Hero Arts May 2017 Monthly Kit to create the background for the card.

The color challenge asked for use of SU Tranquil Tide, Silver, & Pool Party, with “Christmas in July” as dessert!  I passed on dessert to create an “underwater adventure” card.  Plus, I do not own SU’s Tranquil Tide; therefore, I substituted Emerald Envy.

 

The sketch challenge includes five panels plus a sentiment.  My card base is made from SU Pool Party card stock, the first panel is SU Emerald Envy, second is SU Brushed Silver, and third is a panel I created using Hero Arts supplies (from monthly kit) to develop an underwater scene. Panels four and five are the die cut seaweed and mermaid, on which I used the Inlay Technique. The seaweed was die cut from a sparkly paper included in the kit.

Here are the steps I followed to create the card:

I used the CottageCutz Mermaid (Elites) Die to cut out the mermaid.

I started coloring her with copic markers when I decided I wanted to use the Inlay Technique to create her.  Therefore, I attached a strong double-sided tape to the back of her and placed each of the tiny pieces from the cut out into the mermaid.  This is her after I finished.

I continued using copics to color the remaining of her body and her hair.

Notice the bottle of paint in the monthly kit in the picture above.  It looks like a bottle of nail polish.  I call the contents paint, but I am not sure of the composition as it is not described in the kit.  I used it to cover her top and tail (see above photo).  I also used Clear Wink of Stella over these sections.

 

Next I created the background by sponging a piece of white card stock with Hero Arts Oxide Inks.  After finishing, I spritzed water onto a stencil from the kit, laid it over the background, and covered it with a paper towel to quickly remove the excess water. This left the imprint of the stencil.  I added three fish to the panel using the stamps from the kit.

Then I started assembling the card.  I attached the background piece to my card that I had added a piece each of Stampin’ Up! Emerald Envy and Brushed Silver Card Stock.

Within the Hero Arts May Monthly Kit is a gorgeous shinny piece of light weight paper.   You can see it behind the mermaid in the second photo within the steps followed.

I used this paper and two dies from the kit to cut out strips of seaweed.  I added the seawead to the card front and then attached the mermaid on top of them using two layers of foam tape.

I finished the card by adding sequins from the kit and a sentiment.

Here is a tip for you regarding adding sequins to a card.

I typically use glue or glossy accents to attach sequins.  Sometimes this leaves glue or glossy accents on the card around the sequins.  Also, it does not take a lot of pressure to remove them.  This time I added them with glue dots.  They are securely attached, and removing them will be more difficult.  I think this method will allow the sequins to survive the snail mail process.  Try this tip and let me know what you think!


    This Kit is no longer available.


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Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen
Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!


1 Timothy 5:8

“If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

Heartfelt Creations Small Classic Petunia Card

Heartfelt Creations Small Classic Petunia Card

Happy Saturday, and thanks for stopping by to see my card share today that features the Heartfelt Creations Small Classic Petunia Stamp and Die!

I made this card to submit to a Splitcoaststampers challenge, the Ways To Use It Challenge.  The challenge was to use strips of paper on your card.

To create the card, I cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of white card stock and scored it diagonally using a scoring tool. Hopefully you can see the score lines. Then I cut 1/8″ strips of paper and attached them diagonally to the scored piece in a weaved pattern.

I used the Heartfelt Creations Small Classic Petunia Stamps and Dies to cut, color, and form the flowers.  Except for the white flowers, I used copics to color the flowers.  I formed the flowers and their leaves with a stylus and added prills in the centers.  Then I added Heartfelt Creations Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear around the edges.  The Crystal Clear is sparkles.

I attached the flowers to the scored and stripped piece after I added a green piece of ribbon. I added a sentiment from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Petunia Collection paper pad.

I have fallen in love with Heartfelt Creations, and I am enjoying making cards with its products.  I hope you like this one!  Tell me what you think of it!

Have a fantastic weekend!


Stamps: Heartfelt Creations Small Classic Petunia Stamps

Paper: Neenah Solar White and SU Blackberry Bliss Card Stock

Ink: Copics

Accessories: Scoring Tool, Heartfelt Creations Small Classic Petunia Dies, Prills, Stylus, and Crystals


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


Proverbs 3:1-4

“My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong our life many years and bring you prosperity.  Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.  Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”

Hero Arts Underwater Adventure Monthly Kit

Happy Wednesday!!  Did you get a chance to purchase the May Hero Arts Underwater Adventure Monthly Kit?  I was blessed to purchase it before it sold out!  These kits sale out rapidly and are not available again from Hero Arts.  This is how Hero Arts describes the May Hero Arts Underwater Adventure Monthly Kit:

“Join us for an underwater adventure with this month’s May My Monthly Hero Kit! The stamp set has mermaids, undersea life and sentiments that go along with them. You can easily create beautiful scenes with the coordinating dies and frame cuts. Using the stencil you can create the feeling of movement that is subtle or dramatic. There are ink cubes, papers and a specialty iridescent ink that all work together effortlessly. Sequins add a bit of sparkle and with the acetate sheets that are included you can make stunning shaker cards that create a window into your underwater world.”

The kit has wonderful products, and I am sharing a card I made with it.

Here is a photo of the kit:

To create the card, I used three of Tim Holtz’s Distress Oxide Inks to sponge the colors onto a piece of Neehan Solar White Card Stock.  Next, I spritzed water onto the stencil from the kit and laid it over my sponging.  I love the look it gives.  Then I added the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and white embossing powder, which I heat set.

Next, I cut out two fancy ovals using the Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dieswhich is an “add-on” for the Hero Arts Underwater Adventure Monthly Kit.  I glued the two cutouts together for more weight.  (As of this posting, this die is still available.)

I used three of the stamps from the kit to stamp with Black Ink and color with Copic Sketch Markers.

To finish the card, I attached the colored and stenciled piece to an A2 white card base. Then I applied a double layer of foam tape to the oval cutouts and attached them over the stenciled piece.  Lastly, I added the elements in the above photo to the card and three sequins.

Tell me what you think of the card?  I hope you draw inspiration from it!


Because the Reef Border and Frame Fancy Die is the only product that can be purchased as of this posting, I am only showing that product with a link.


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


Hebrews 12:14

“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”