SU Polka Dots & Paisley & Paisley Prints

I enjoyed last week’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge so much that I made a second card using the color combination.  This card features two retired stamp sets; SU Polka Dots & Paisley & Paisley Prints.  The card can serve as a thank you or valentine card.  I added a “thanks” sentiment; however, that can be removed and a valentine sentiment added.

I used the Stamping Color Resist Technique to create the front panel on the card. Using VersaMark Ink, I stamped the paisley stamp from the SU Polka Dots & Paisley Stamp Set around the piece of Neenah Solar White card stock.  I also used VersaMark Ink to stamp a heart around the card.  The heart stamp is from Catherine Pooler’s Candy Cane Stamp Collection.

I then added SU Clear Embossing Powder onto this panel and heat set it.  Using the colors of the Color Challenge (i.e., SU Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, and Wild Wasabi), I sponged the ink around the white card stock panel and rubbed off the ink on the embossing. I think it is amazing how the clear embossing powder turns white!  This process is the Color Resist Technique.

I then used two paisley heart stamps from the SU Paisley Prints stamp set, inked them with Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi, and stamped them onto white card stock.  I cut out the hearts using the Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies.  I embossed the two small hearts with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and adhered the three hearts onto the panel with double-sided foam tape.  I used the ODBD Thanks Die to cut out my “thanks” sentiment and finished the card.

Feedback I received from Splitcoastampers members is located HERE!


   

     

      THANKS DIE


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


 REVELATION 22:12-13 (NIV)

The writer of Revelations, St. John The Divine, shared the Word of God through Jesus Christ:  “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.” 

SU Rose Garden Thinlits Inlay Thank You Card

Hello, my friends!  Thanks for stopping by to view my latest project; SU Rose Garden Thinlits Inlay Thank You Card!  As the title indicates, I used the Inlay Technique to create the card.

I made this card for two reasons: 1) to thank my wonderful daughter who always looks out for me, and 2) to respond to a Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge.  The colors for the challenge is SU Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, and Wild Wasabi.

Creating the card, I first used the SU Rose Garden Thinlits Dies to cut out a White, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, and Wisteria Wonder Rose.

I took the negative of the Soft Sky cut out and adhere it to my card base.  Then I attached the White Rose cut out within the Soft Sky cut out.

Using the Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, and Wisteria Wonder cut out pieces, I inlaid them into the White Rose cut out.

I stamped my Thank You sentiment onto a cut out using Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Many Thanks Stamp Set and ODBD Layered Lacey Ovals Dies.  To embellish the card, I added Clear Wink of Stella onto the rose and attached Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder enamel dots (SU retired product) on two corners.  I then added three butterflies I cut out with a retired Sizzix Butterfly Wings Embosslit.

Hopefully you are inspired by my card, and leave a comment!  


     

SU Rose Garden Thinlits Inlay Thank You Card    SU Rose Garden Thinlits Inlay Thank You Card  


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


 JAMES 1:19-21

James writes to the twelve Jewish tribes that are scattered among the nations:  “My dear brothers, take note of this:  Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.  Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.”

Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold

Have you searched for instructions on how to make a Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold?  I have searched and searched for a tutorial or video for this card fold, and I have found so many different measurements and names given for the fold.  I do not know what is correct.  However, I wanted to make a card with the fold, thus, I did a lot of guessing.  Here is my creation, and I will share a tutorial below about the card fold.

Step Ladder Center Cut Card

But first, I want to share a little information about the card.  There are three “steps” in the center of the card with each one higher than the other.  The third step in the back is the highest and includes an additional piece of card stock for the main feature of the card.

Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold

The measurements I used for the card resulted in a 5″ x 7″ card, or an A7 size card.  I want to draw your attention to the third step that I mentioned includes an additional piece of card stock.  Look closely, and you will see an inlaid snowflake in white.  Look even closer and you will see twine behind the snowflake.  This technique is called the Twine Inlay Technique.  Here is a tutorial for this technique.  The following photo is a closeup of the results of using the technique.

I prepared this card for submission to a Splitcoaststampers “Technique Lovers Challenge”, which involved using the Twine Inlay Technique. I created this main feature of the card with the Memory Box Alpine Snowflake Die.

Enjoy the card, and leave a comment about it!


STEP LADDER CENTER CUT CARD FOLD TUTORIAL

  • Cut a 7″ x 10″ piece of card stock,
  • With the 7″ side at the top of a cutting tool (henceforth, trimmer) move the card stock to the left to the 1-5/8″ mark,
  • Move the cutting blade of your trimmer down to the 1″ mark,

  • Cut the card stock from the 1″ mark down to the 8-1/2″ mark,

  • The result is a 7-1/2″ cut,

  • Flip the card stock over, not around, so that the BACK that was face down is now face up (if you turn the card stock around 90 degrees instead, the cuts will not line up),
  • With the 7″ side at the top of the trimmer, move the card stock to the left to the 1-5/8″ mark,

  • Move the cutting blade of your trimmer down to the 1″ mark,

  • Cut the card stock from the 1″ mark down to the 8-1/2″ mark, resulting in the cuts on both sides lining up evenly,

  • Place the card stock onto a scoring tool with the 10″ side at the top and the cuts beginning at the 1″ mark against the left of the tool,

  • Beginning at the 1″ mark and at the first cut line, score down to the second cut line,

  • Score at the 2″ and 3-1/2″ within the two cut lines,

  • Score at the 5″ mark from the top of the card stock to the bottom,

  • Score at the 7-1/2″ mark within the two cut lines,

  • With the card stock cut and scored, begin folding the score lines as shown in this photo,

  • The Step Ladder Center Cut Card Fold will look like the following after folding.

  • With the card stock standing after the folding, it will look like this:

  • Decorate the card as desired.  If a piece of card stock with the main feature is added to the third step of the step ladder card, cut the piece at 3-11/16″ x 4-7/8″ so it will fit horizontally and vertically.   Of course die cuts or other elements can be added on the third step as a main feature.  Enjoy your creation.

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


 1 PETER 3:12-15 (NIV)

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.  Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?  But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.  But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.  Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

Impression Obsession Sleigh Scene

Hello, stampers!  Happy Monday to you!  Today’s card share features the Impression Obsession Sleigh Scene Dies.

Impression Obsession Sleigh Scene

I used the Inlay Technique to create the Sleigh Scene on the card.  First I used a few copic sketch markers in blue, lavender, and aqua to color on a piece of white card stock.  I overlapped the colors for a good blend.  Then I die cut the scene from this colored piece, as well as from a piece of white card stock.  I also used the colored paper to cut my sentiment.

After the positive and negative of the Impression Obsession Sleigh Scene die were cut out, I adhered the pieces of colored card stock into the white Sleigh Scene, which is the Inlay Technique process.  I think it turned out great.  I added double sided foam adhesive tape on this piece to adhere it to the front of the card base that I embossed with the Stitches Cover Plate by Ellen.  To add the look of snow, I used the Marvy Uchida Snow Maker to add snow on the card.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments!  I hope you have a blessed week!


Paper:  Neenah Solar White

Ink:  Copic Sketch Markers

Accessories: Impression Obsession Sleigh Scene Die, Stitches Cover Plate by Ellen, ODBD Merry Christmas Border Die, Double-Sided Foam Tape, and Marvy Uchida Snow Maker

      MERRY CHRISTMAS BORDER DIE       SNOW MARKER


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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

The birth of Jesus Christ:  “This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about:  His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.  Because Joseph was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.  But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to Him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”  Matthew 1:18-21 

ODBD Christmas Candles and Sunburst Background

Today’s Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC613 involves a color combination of Stampin’ Up! (SU) Real Red, Crushed Curry, and Garden Green.  For “dessert”, the hostess asked for “Christmas Glow”.  To achieve a “Christmas Glow”, I created a card that features Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Christmas Candles and Sunburst Background Dies for the challenge.

ODBD Christmas Candles and Sunburst Background

These are the colors for the color challenge. I began developing the card using a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock to emboss the ODBD Sunburst Background Die.  After embossing the card stock, I laid the die back on the card stock, and using a sponge dauber, I sponged SU Crushed Curry through the die.  I sponged more ink onto the outer sections to made them darker.

After sponging, I die cut a portion of the colored card stock with the ODBD Christmas Candles Dies.  I decided I wanted to use the Inlay Technique to create the candles and holly.  This is a closeup of the result.

To finish the card I added more holly that I die cut with the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Dies.  Using the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Dies, I cut out the Merry Christmas sentiment and added it to the card.

I hope you enjoyed my card and will return for further inspiration!


Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock and SU Real Red and Garden Green Card Stock
Ink:  SU Crushed Curry
Accessories:  ODBD Christmas Candles Dies, ODBD Sunburst Background Dies, Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Dies, Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Dies, Be Creative Tapeand Foam Adhesive
Technique:  Inlay

   CHRISTMAS CANDLES DIES   SUNBURST BACKGROUND DIE   

      


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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

Jesus said,  “When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it.  Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there.  And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.  That is how it will be with this wicked generation.”  Matthew 12:43-45

Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and I am enjoying making Christmas cards.  I think Christmas cards are my favorite to make!  My card share is a Christmas card that features the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies.  These dies are corner dies, and I love them.

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The poinsettias on the bottom right of the card were created with one of the Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies.  I used the Inlay Technique to create that corner.  But first, I embossed a piece of white card stock with the Stampin’ Up! Falling Snow Embossing Folder.  Then I cut out the corner of the embossed white card stock with the Tim Holtz’s poinsettias die.  I removed the pieces from the white card stock and adhered two 2.5″ pieces of a very strong adhesive to the back of the piece of card stock where the cut out is located.

Using the same die and pieces of Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Always Artichoke card stock, I cut out the poinsettias’ petals and holly leaves and berries.  Trying to keep the cut out pieces within the die with both the red and green card stock, I laid them over the cut out section on the white card stock, matching them exactly.  Then I used a Paper-Piercing Tool to push each piece onto the white card stock, thus creating an inlay.

The holly and berries were made with the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens dies and adhered to the top left corner of the card.  The Merry Christmas sentiment in the center at an angle is from the Catherine Pooler Hip Holiday Stamp Set which is currently unavailable.


Stamps: Catherine Pooler Hip Holiday (sentiment – unavailable)

Paper: SU Real Red and Always Artichoke, Neenah Solar White

Ink: SU Real Red

Accessories: Tim Holtz Mixed Media Christmas Dies, Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Dies, SU Softly Falling EF, Be Creative® Sookwang Adhesive, and Paper-Piercing Tool

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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence! 

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul.  He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  Psalm 23