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.” 

Honey Bee Little Pickup Stamp Set

HONEY BEE LITTLE PICKUP STAMP SET

Have you seen the Honey Bee Little Pickup Stamp Set?  I think it is adorable!  The stamp set has matching dies as well.  My card share today features three stamps from the set: 1) the pickup, 2) wooden rails for the truck bed, and 3) hearts.

Before explaining the card, let me share why I have not posted any artwork for several days.  My precious sister passed away on January 10th, and that has occupied my mind and time.  It has been a very emotional time for me so I decided I needed to create a card to get my mind refocused.  Thus, I created this card that I’m sharing.

Honey Bee Little Truck Stamp Set

The card does not include a sentiment; however, it will be a get well card / valentine card for my brother-in-law who just had major surgery and ended up in the ICU.  Yes, there has been a lot of emotional things going on in my life, but I am trying to get back to creating and posting.

On to the card.  I decided to create a scene for the pickup.  I used Neenah Solar White Card Stock on which I created the scene.  After stamping and coloring the truck with various Copic Sketch Markers (i.e., BG10, BG11, and GB23), I masked it to include the wooden rails in a brown ink.  I then masked the rails to include the hearts and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers (i.e., R27, R29, and RV25).  I added two pieces of card stock, one green and the other gray.  The green is for a grassy, sloped  berm, and the gray for a road on which the truck is traveling.  I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders Dies for the two pieces.

Honey Bee Little Truck Stamp Set

I created the tree in the foreground with a tree stamp from the retired Stampin’ Up! (SU) Happy Scenes Stamp Set.  I used the same stamp set to create the pine trees in the background of the scene.  I hand drew the mountains in the background and colored them with grayish Copic Sketch Markers.

Honey Bee Little Truck Stamp Set

Creating this card featuring the Honey Bee Little Pickup Stamp Set was a lot of fun!  I hope you are inspired!  I am submitting the card for the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge.  Carolyn (snowmanqueen) on SCS is the featured stamper.  She has a wonderful gallery of cards.  You can check them out here.


Honey Bee Little Pickup Stamp Set  Honey Bee Little Truck Stamp Set   Honey Bee Little Pickup Stamp Set   Stampin Up Happy Scenes Stamp Set     Honey Bee Little Pickup Stamp Set


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


ROMANS 1:18-20 (NIV)

“The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.”

Guneaux Designs ODBD Seeds of Today

GUNEAUX DESIGNS ODBD SEEDS OF TODAY

Happy Friday, everyone!!  Before I retired I really looked forward to Fridays.  When I got home from a stressful week at work, all I wanted to do over the weekend was rest. Speaking of Fridays, this Friday I have for you a Guneaux Designs ODBD Seeds of Today Greeting Card.  I created this card in response to a Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It Challenge, WT617, to create with something OLD, NEW, BORROWED, and BLUE.  The New Year is precipitating challenges involving something new and I love that idea.

ODBD Seeds of Tomorrow

To satisfy the borrowed element of the challenge, I cased a Valentine card I made in 2012.

ODBD Seeds of Tomorrow

To make this card I did the following:

  • Using my old 2009 Big Shot, retired and old Stampin’ Up! (SU) Hearts Collection Dies, and a folded piece of Daffodil Delight card stock, I cut out my heart shaped card base.  The dies were issued as a new product in the SU Occasions Mini Catalog dated January 4 – April 30, 2012.  That makes them old to me!  LOL
  • Using the new Hero Arts Infinity Nesting Heart Dies, I cut two smaller hearts from Neenah Solar White Card Stock.  I adhered one to the inside of the card, using the Be Creative Doubled-Sided Adhesive.
  • I used the second white heart to stamp, with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, a floral image from the new January 2017 ODBD release, the ODBD Seeds of Today Stamp Set. I used Copic Sketch Markers in shades of purple and yellow to color the image.
  • Using the new Hero Arts Hearts Dies, new ODBD Plum Pizzazz Paper Pad (designer paper), and new (to me)  CottageCutz I Love You Die, I cut two miniature hearts and added my I Love You sentiment.  To satisfy the requirement to use something blue, I added a miniature, really miniature, blue heart at the bottom of the yellow heart die cut.
  • I added double-sided-foam tape to the main panel with the stamped image and adhered that to the Daffodil Delight card base.
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  • I finished the card by adding the smaller hearts and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins.

Have a wondODBD Seeds of Tomorrowerful weekend!!

 

 

 

 


PRODUCTS USED (IN ORDER AS DISCUSSED IN THE POST)

           

          


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


The Glory Returns to the Temple:  “Then the man brought me to the gate facing east, and I saw the glory of God of Israel coming from the east.  His voice was like the roar of rushing waters, and the land was radiant with his glory.  The vision I saw was like the vision I had seen when he came to destroy the city and like the visions I had seen by the Kebar River, and I fell face down.  The glory of the Lord entered the temple through the gate facing east.  Then the Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.”  Ezekiel 43:1-5   (Ezekiel was a Jewish Priest/Prophet who spoke these words.)

Taylored Expressions Floating Hearts Cutting Plate

Six more sleeps until it is Christmas Day!!!  Hello, everyone!  I decided that I am not making any more Christmas cards for this year.  So, I have moved on to a Valentine’s Day card featuring the Taylored Expressions Floating Hearts Cutting Plate.  I love the results of this cutting plate, which shows on the RIGHT side of my card.

To create the card, I sponged SU Classic Inks onto a piece of white card stock using a sponge dauber.  I used Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron, and Lovely Lilac ink.  Using the sponged and colored piece of card stock and the Taylored Expressions Floating Hearts Cutting PlateI die cut the hearts.  Leaving the hearts within the cutting plate, I laid it over a piece of white card stock and pushed each heart out of the plate, ensuring the positioning was the same as the plate.  I added an adhesive to attached them permanently to the card stock.

I used the SU Happy Hearts Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Pink Pirouette card stock and then cut out a heart in the center using a die from the Hero Arts’ Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies I used the same piece of sponged, colored card stock to cut out a heart frame with the same heart dies.  (NOTE: If you are looking for some wonderful heart dies, these will make you happy.  There are 10 dies in the set and they truly nest perfectly within each other.)  As you can see below, I used the heart cutouts to create a heart shaker box.  I inserted some miniature hearts sequins inside the heart, which is covered with a piece of transparency.

I made the “love” sentiment with a die from Hero Arts’ Love Stamp & Cut.  Lastly, I submitted this card for a Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!  Hopefully my card brings you inspiration!


Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card StockSU Pink Pirouette Card Stock, Retired SU DSP

Ink:  SU Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron, and Lovely Lilac

Accessories:  Taylored Expressions Floating Hearts Cutting Plate, SU Happy Hearts Embossing Folder, Hero Arts’ Love Stamp & Cut, Hero Arts’ Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies, and Sponge Dauber

 

        

   DC175 Love Stamp & Cut   


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Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Firm Reliance on Divine Providence!

The birth of Jesus Christ (cont’d):  “All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” — which means, “God with us.”  When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.  But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son.  And he gave him the name Jesus.”  Matthew 1:22-25  (Also see Isaiah 7:14 for the reference prophet.)

Pleated Skirt Fold Technique Tutorial

Hello, and thanks for stopping by!  I hope you had a great weekend!  It’s Monday, and I have for you a tutorial for the Pleated Skirt Fold Technique.  The card I prepared for this tutorial is a response to the two challenges on Splitcoaststamper.com (SCS) as described below.

  1. Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC572) – create a card using the Pleated Skirt Fold Technique, and
  2. Clean and Simple Challenge (CAS362 – Won’t You Call Me Sweetheart) – create a card that includes a heart.

I combined the two challenges and this is the result:

Pleated Skirt Fold Technique

The following two photos provide a closeup of the upper and bottom portions of the card.

Pleated Skirt Fold Technique Tutorial

Pleated Skirt Fold Technique Tutorial

This photo is a side view of the card.

Pleated Skirt Fold Technique Tutorial

Becky Roberts, a long-time Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, provided a tutorial for the first challenge, Pleated Skirt Fold Technique, on SCS.  However, I am not sure if there is access to the tutorial if you are not a member of the Splitcoaststampers.com site.  I just don’t know.  Therefore, I decided to include a tutorial for you today.

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PLEATED SKIRT FOLD TECHNIQUE TUTORIAL

General Supplies Needed:

  • Two-sided paper (I used Stampin’ Up! Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper);
  • Stamp(s) ( I used Stampin’ Up! Gentler Times, I {Heart} Hearts, and You’re A Gem Stamp Sets);
  • Paper Trimmer;
  • Scissors;
  • Adhesive; and
  • Additional supplies needed to decorate a card.  I used:
    • Red Glimmer Paper;
    • Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Basic Gray Classic Ink;
    • Stampin’ Up! Blushing Bride Satin Pleated Ribbon and Clear Trim Tinsel; and
    • Stampin’ Up! Key Trinket.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1.  Cut a 7-3/4″ x 3″ piece of two-sided designer paper.

Pleated Skirt Fold Technique Tutorial

2.  Measure at the top of the upper-right corner of the paper down to the 1-1/4″ point and make a mark.

3.  Measure from the bottom-left side of the paper over to the 3″ point and make a mark.

Pleated Skirt Fold Technique Tutorial

4.  Align these marks in the cutting channel of your paper trimmer

Pleated Skirt Fold Technique Tutorial

5.  Trim this piece off and put to the side.

Pleated Skirt Fold Technique Tutorial

6.  Place the other piece onto your scoring tool, and score at the 3″, 3-1/2″, 5″, and 6-1/8″ marks.

Pleated Skirt Fold Technique Tutorial

7.  Fold a valley fold at the 3″ score line, mountain fold at the 3-1/2″ score line, valley fold at the 5″, and mountain at 6-1/8″.

Pleated Skirt Fold Technique

8.  Crease the fold lines with a bone folder.  Add adhesive to the back of the pleats so they will remain flat.  The piece of paper will look like this after folding and adhering it together.
Pleated Skirt Fold Technique Tutorial

9.  Adhere this to the bottom portion of a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card base.  You’ll need to use scissors to trim off a small piece of the pleated skirt that will overhang on the right side of the card base.

10.  Decorate the remaining portion of your card as desired.

ENJOY!

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Splitcoastampers Color Challenge – Non-traditional Valentine Card

Hello, and thanks for stopping by!  This week I entered Splitcoastampers color challenge to create a card with three Stampin’ Up! colors; Strawberry Slush, Mint Macaron, and Early Espresso.

Splitcoastampers Color Challenge

The challenge included a “dessert” to create a non-traditional valentine card using these colors. Additionally, participants could use non-traditional valentine images. This is the card I created for the challenge.

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge

So, what are your thoughts?  Do you think it’s non-traditional for a valentine card?

When I was in the decision-making process for the card, I thought of a flamingo stamp I have that is included in a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set, Valentine Defined. I further thought about the flamingos and their synchronized mating dance.  Thus, I decided the sentiment had to be Synchronized Love!

Here are additional photos of the card.

Splitcoastampers Color Challenge Non-traditional Valentine Card

Splitcoastampers Color Challenge Non-traditional Valentine Card

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SUPPLIES:

Stamps: SU Valentine Defined

Paper: SU Botanical Gardens DSP, Strawberry Slush CS, Mint Macaron CS, Early Espresso CS, and Whisper White CS

Paper Size: A2

Ink: SU Strawberry Slush, Mint Macaron, and Early Espresso

Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, SU Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, SU Clear Embossing Powder, SU Corner Punch, and Swarovski Crystals

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Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen