Guneaux Designs Strumming Guitar

What does the word, strings, bring to your mind?  For me, it is my Dad’s old Gibson Dove Custom guitar.  That thought generated this Guneaux Designs Strumming Guitar card.

Why would the word strings come to my mind?  It is because today’s Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge was to think of strings when creating and submitting a card for the challenge.  The image showcased on this Guneaux Designs Strumming Guitar card is a digital image that I downloaded and colored.  I used Copic Sketch Markers in shade of browns and blues to color it.

I wanted to add a couple elements to the guitar that reminded me of my Dad’s guitar, which I have now because of his passing.  The two elements are the bird on the right and the white panel at the bottom right of the guitar.  I added white Crystal Drops to these elements to give them the look of mother of pearl.  My Dad’s guitar has a mother of pearl dove and other mother of pearl elements on it.  I thought the Crystal Drops would be perfect to replicate that.

After finishing with the image, I used a die from My Favorite Things to cut the white panel, and attached it to a turquoise card base.  Because the Guneaux Designs Strumming Guitar card is a clean and simple one, that’s all, folks!  Thank you for stopping by!

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

MATTHEW 5:8-10

“Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘I will come and heal him.’ The centurion answered and said, ‘Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed… ‘When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!’ 

Thinking Of You With A Grateful Heart


Do you have someone who you think of with a grateful heart?  Is it a family member?  I often think how very grateful I am for my son-in-law.  He is so good to me and looks out for me regularly.  If I have something in my home that has broken, he is right there to make repairs.  I am so grateful for him, and I want to share my feelings with a card!  My card share today is a “Thinking Of You With A Grateful Heart” greeting card that I will drop in the mail to him!

The card features Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal stamp set and matching dies. My inspiration for this card is this tee shirt on this Website.  The website was selected by Stef (SmilynStef) from who hosted today’s Inspiration Challenge.

To create the card, I cut two 3-3/4″ x 5″ pieces of white card  stock.  Using the matching dies, I cut out the bird and branch with the first piece of card stock.  I ran that piece through the Big Shot to emboss it with the Stampin’ Up! Wood Grain Embossing Folder. I then laid this piece over the second piece of white card stock, and traced around the cut out with a pencil to provide an outline of the bird and branch which I would color.

After tracing, I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal Stamps to layer three blue inks on the head of the bird.  (BTW, it is no longer a cardinal – it’s a Blue Jay!)  I only wanted the head of the bird stamped because I would create a scene similar to the one on the tee shirt, my inspiration piece.

To create the scene, I used several Copic Sketch Markers in blue shades.  I added the mountains with shades of gray, and the trees in Stampin’ Up! Brilliant Blue Classic Ink.  I hand drew the flying birds on the Blue Jay as well as on the top panel.  After adhering the pieces together, I added some Nuvo Duck Egg Blue Crystal Drops across the top-left of the card.

My sentiment, “Thinking of You With A Grateful Heart”, is from the retired Stampin’ Up! Happy Scenes Stamp Set.  I stamped it with VersaMark and embossed it with WOW! White Puff Embossing Powder.  I used two sets of die cuts (ODBD Lavish Layers Dies, and Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies) to cut out the sentiment and a mat for it.

Enjoy the card, and I would love to get your feedback!  Leave me some happy notes in the comment section!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Thinking Of You With A Grateful Heart   Thinking of You With A Grateful Heart  Stampin Up Happy Scenes Stamp Set         

1 Corinthians 11:23 – 26 (NIV)

Apostle Paul was writing to the church of Corinth:  “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you:  The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”  For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”

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