ODBD Holly Night Nativity Scene

Hello, my friends!  Thank you for stopping in to see my latest card featuring the ODBD Holly Night Nativity Scene.  I made this card for the Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest Challenge, FF16UnderstandBlueB, to use the salted watercolor technique on a card (link to a tutorial is below).


I am sccod-buttono blessed by Our Daily Bread Designs, Angie Crockett, as she selected this card for the ODBD Customer Card of the Day!  I am so grateful to ODBD for such an honor!!




Stamps: ODBD Delightful Decoration (sentiment)

Paper: Solar White, SU Glossy White, Basic Black, Silver Foil, and Brilliant Blue Card Stock

Ink:   SU Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, and Whisper White (sentiment)

Accessories: ODBD Holy Night Dies, Water, Silver Watercolor Brushes, Salt, and Foam Tape

Techniques: Salted Watercolor  (Click HERE for a tutorial)


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Paul’s Charge to Timothy:  “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”  1 Timothy 6:17-18

SU Birthday Blooms

Hello and thanks for stopping by!!  My card share today features the SU Birthday Blooms Stamp Set.

(UPDATE:  The WONDERFUL news about this card is that it was selected as the favorite card for the week of those submitted to Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (see below) last Tuesday).

Birthday Blooms_1

As alluded to above, I created this card to submit to a Splitcoaststampers (SCS) Color Challenge, CC580 – Daffodil Island Garden.  The colors for the challenge are Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, and Garden Green, which are Stampin’ Up! colors.  Vicki Dutcher (vdutcher), SCS member, was the wonderful host who selected these colors for the challenge.  I love blues and yellows together, so I enjoyed this challenge; it was a great color combination.

Vicki offered “dessert” if leaves were included in participants’ submission.  As you can see, they are part of the floral image on my card.

I stamped the floral image in VersaMark, added white embossing powder, and heat set it. I used the ZIG pens to watercolor the floral image, using colors as close as possible to those for the challenge. I got a little heavy-handed with the blue color at first, as this was the first time I’ve used the ZIG pens. After completion, I fussy cut the image and adhered it to a double-stitched Whisper White circle that is framed with a Garden Green double-stitched frame.

I used Daffodil Delight card stock for my card base.  I added a piece of designed acetate for the first layer, and it is from an old SU designer series paper (don’t recall the name). Then I used a old and wide piece of blue SU ribbon, stamping on my “Thank You” greeting.

I hope you enjoy the card!



Stamps: SU Birthday Blooms, ODBD Many Thanks
Paper: SU Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, and Watercolor Paper
Paper Size: A2
Ink: ZIG Clean Color Pens, SU Basic Black
Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched Circles, SU Acetate, Blue Ribbon, VersaMark, White Embossing Powder, and Wonder Tape
Techniques: Water Coloring


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Romans 16:17  

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.”

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, CC576

Splitcoaststampers has a Color Challenge, CC576, posted here today, and the colors being featured are Tempting Turquoise, Tangelo Twist, and Whisper White.  What do you think about Tempting Turquoise and Tangelo Twist together?  At first I was hesitant about the colors, but after I began creating, I realized how well they go together.  BTW,  I do not have any Tangelo Twist, so I substituted Tangerine Tango.

This is the card I made for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, CC576:

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, CC576

(Update:  This card was chosen as a Splitcoaststampers’ favorite.)

These are the steps I took to make the card:

  • I began the card by spreading Tim Holtz’s Distress Ink – Broken China and Ripe Persimmon – (close to Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango) onto my Rangerink non-stick craft sheet, being careful to not blend the colors.
  • Then I spritzed the craft sheet with water mist until bubbles formed.
  • I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White card stock and laid it, front side down, onto the ink.
  • I slightly, very slightly, touched the back of the card stock in several places to ensure ink transferred to the card stock.
  • I used the heat gun to ensure it was dry.

This photo is my first try.  Somehow, I don’t know how, I got the orange mixed into the blue.  Needless to say, that piece went into the trash and I started over following the above steps.

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge CC576

  • After achieving the color mixture I wanted, I used Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) two largest Double Stitched Rectangles Dies (CBD123) to cut out three die cuts.
  • I only used the largest and smallest die cuts to adhered to the front of a Whisper White (thick) card stock, as shown in the following photo.

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, CC576

  • Next, I added adhesive foam to two frames, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White, made with the Spellbinders Nestabilities Astoria Decorative Element Dies (S5-254)
  • Before adding the Whisper White frame, I stamped the images onto the frame.
  • I adhered the third frame die cut that I mentioned above to the inside of the card as shown in the below photo.

Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, CC576

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!



Stamps:  Studio g Blessed
Paper:  SU Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, and Tangerine Tango Card Stock
Card Size: A2
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink and SU Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Double Stitched Rectangles Dies (CBD123), Spellbinders Nestabilities Astoria Decorative Element Dies (S5-254), and Rangerink Non-Stick Craft Sheet


Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28