Pretty Posies

Hello, crafters!  Thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs to enjoy my Pretty Posies card.

I created this card in honor of a “Featured Stamper” on Splitcoaststampers.com, Diane (HappyinMarco).  Diane has a gorgeous and unique gallery, and it was difficult to choose one card to case.  However, as soon as I saw this beauty, I knew it was the one.

I love the blue colors, butterflies, and leaves on Diane’s card, and I added those elements to my card, but in a different manner.  My main panel is blueish-green and I created it by sponging and blending several Distress Oxide Inks.  Instead of die cut stems and leaves as are on Diane’s card, I embossed my main panel with a stems and leaves embossing folder.  I added two butterflies as she did.  However, mine are from a different die cut, assorted colors, and located differently on the card.  I added a paper flower to my card that I created with ODBD Pretty Posies Die Set.


Paper: Neenah Soler White, PTI Lemon Tart, PTI Hawaiian Shores, and PTI Simply Chartreuse
Ink: Distress Oxide Inks
Accessories: ODBD Pretty Posies Dies, SU Butterfly Dies, CottageCutz Expressions Plus Hello, Sequins, AG Embossing Folder, Sequins, and Prills
Techniques: Sponging and Blending

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


Luke 14:1 – 3

One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched.  There in front of him was a man suffering from dropsy.  Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?”  But they remained silent.  So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him away.”

Card Made With Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window

Card Made With Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window

Welcome to Guneaux Designs.  My project share today is a card made with Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window Die.  I love the Botanic Window Die as it can be used to create various styles of windows and well as non-window projects (i.e., ornaments, etc.).  Here is the card I made with the die.

My card also features the Heartfelt Creations (HC) Classic Petunia Bouquet Stamp Set and Matching Die, and the HC Small Classic Petunia Stamp Set and Matching Die.  

If you click on the above link of the  Botanical Window Die link, you’ll see that I used only the outside portion of the window die on my card.  I added to the back of the window a beautiful floral vellum, and to the front the hanging basket of floral images.

I submitted this card to Splitcoaststampers.com for two challenges; a color challenge and sketch challenge

Thanks for stopping by to enjoy my card made with Heartfelt Creations Botanic Window!


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


John 14:26

Jesus said:  “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

Spellbinders Victorian Arch

SPELLBINDERS VICTORIAN ARCH

Hello, and welcome to Guneaux Designs.  Today’s card share features the Spellbinders Victorian Arch Dies.  I have had these dies for over a year but have not used them.  I decided to use them yesterday to respond to a Splitcoaststamper.com challenge related to hand fans.  When I read the challenge, I immediately thought of the Spellbinders Victorian Arch dies as they remind me of a hand fan.

This is a photo of the Spellbinders Victorian Arch dies:

I used the dies and white card stock to cut out the arch.  I decorated the white arch with Nuvo Crystal Drops Bubblegum Blush drops and Heartfelt Creations Crystal Clear sparkly granules.  Subsequently, I cut a second Spellbinders Victorian Arch with white card stock on a foam sheet.  I did not want the small cutouts to come out of the die cut, and the adhesive foam sheet kept them in.  I colored the arch with a light green ink and adhered the first arch over top of the second one.

I cut a piece of designer paper from the Heartfelt Creations Classic Wedding Collection and attached it to my card base made from Stampin’ Up! Mossy Meadow card stock (retired).  I used a Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride marker to outline the roses on the designer paper.  Then I attached the Spellbinders Victorian Arch onto the designer paper.

I wanted a butterfly to fill in the left side of the card.  Therefore, I used the Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings Stamp Set and matching Die to create a butterfly.  Using green and pink Distress Oxide inks, I sponged the colors onto the butterfly and attached it to the arch with its wings raised.

For my “hugs” sentiment, I used a CottageCutz Hugs Phase Die to cut three Mossy Meadow “hugs”.  I adhered the three together and covered them with VersaMark® Watermark Ink.  I added clear embossing powder on the sentiment, heat set it, and attached it to the card.

I would love for you to share your thoughts about the card.  Feel free to leave a comment(s).


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


1 Corinthians 11:4 & 5

“Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head.  And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head – it is as though her head were shaved.”

DTGD17Benzi – Classic Petunia

Welcome!!  Are you thinking, “What is DTGD17Benzi – Classic Petunia“?  Just seeing the post title without the details would cause me to ask that question!  Let me explain.  DTGD17Benzi is the title of a Splitcoaststampers.com challenge.  It stands for Dare To Get Dirty (DTGD), 2017, hosted by “Benzi”, Brenda, a fantastic artist on Splitcoaststampers.com.  The Classic Petunia is the stamp set and dies I used when creating my card that I am sharing today.

The yearly DTGD challenges are for Club Members only of Splitcoaststampers.com.  If you are not a Club Member, you can become one by signing up on the Splitcoaststampers.com site.  Because the challenges are “secret”, I cannot share the details of the challenge featured on my card.

Here is my card that I made for Brenda’s DTGD Challenge, DTGD17Benzi – Classic Petunia.   The Heartfelt Creations Small Classic Petunia Stamp Set and Dies are the main features on this card.

Here are additional photos of the card:

  

Thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs to see my DTGD17Benzi – Classic Petunia card!


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


Colossians 2:8

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.”

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.’ “