Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia Candle

I love beautiful poinsettias, and today my card features the Heartfelt Creations Sparkling Poinsettia Candle stamp.  I created the card for last week’s color challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  The hostess, Barbara (bejoyce), provided a wonderful color combination for the challenge. She selected SU Hello Honey, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, & Pear Pizzazz.  Her dessert was water coloring.

Romans 1:29-31

“They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.  They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.  They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.  Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such tings deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”

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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).

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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

Painting Stamps With Brushos

Have you ever painted stamps with brushos and stamped your images onto card stock?  Well, I had never painted stamps with brushos until this week.  But there is a L O N G story about my ordeal with using brushos, and if you’re interested, keep reading.

There were two challenges for yesterday, Monday, on Splitcoaststampers.  So I made this card to submit for the two challenges: 1) TLC575 – Painting Stamps With Brushos – Hosted by Karen Dunbrook, and 2) CAS366 – Glittery Sentiment – Hosted by Holly (hbrown).

Painting Stamps With Brushos-

The easy challenge was to add glitter to a sentiment. I added a glitter glue to the word, LOVE, in my sentiment.  Hopefully you can see the sparkle, but if not, here’s a closeup of the sentiment.

Painting Stamps With Brushos

Now, on to what I considered a difficult challenge!  Painting stamps with brushos! This technique is a water coloring technique.  LOVE was NOT what I felt in responding to the challenge!!  First, I have NEVER used brushos, and I hadn’t planned to for a while! Yes, I had brushos on hand, but I had them sitting in a drawer, untouched!!  When I read the details about the challenge, I hit the panic button! Yes, I did!!  Sure I could have passed up this challenge and waited on the next one. Well, you have to know me. I don’t turn down a challenge!

So I first thought, “How in the world am I going to use brushos; I hardly know what they are!”  Then I told myself, “You’re not one to be defeated; get those “things” out of the drawer and get to it”.

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Well, I listened to “self”, got out the brushos, opened the box, and stared at those little white containers. Then I thought, “I saw a Jennifer McGuire video recently and she said NOT to open the containers.”  So, I wondered how am I to get to those “brushos”?  So I searched and searched to find that video again!  When I found it, that thing got watched over and over again.  Boy, does she make it look so easy. WRONG!!

As she instructed, I punched holes in the lids of those white containers and then looked at the name of the color on each container.

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Boy, some of those names, like Gamboge!  I headed to my computer to look for a definition of Gamboge.  Well, the internet told me that Gamboge is a yellow pigment. OK, I can work with that, I thought.  So I tapped some crystals onto my acrylic block!  “What? That’s not yellow!”, was my thought.

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Yeah, I know, get to the point!!  Well the point to all of my rambling is to say I had a terrible time painting my stamps with brushos. I brushed brushos on so MANY stamps, stamped them onto watercolor paper, and through them in the trash. I thought that it was the size of the stamp that was defeating me. Determined to not be defeated, I thought, “Get out the smallest stamp you can think of and get brushing!”  So I did.

And this card is the result of two days of struggling, when I had time to struggle! Just remember that word “LOVE” in the sentiment on my card when commenting, please!! Thank you so kindly!

If you’ve never used Brushos, I really am not the person to teach you, or at least not at this point!!  But give me time!!  However, you can go to Jennifer McGuire’s videos on YouTube.com, and you’ll find plenty of instruction there.

Oh, one last thing, here’s a photo of my acrylic block after finishing.  The pigment crystals dried up.  Add a touch of water and you can use them again.  How cool is that?

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Stamps: SU Thanks for Caring, SU Nature Walk

Paper: SU Whisper White and Concord Crush

Card Size: A2 

Ink: Brusho Crystal Colors, SU Rose Red Marker

Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colors, Water Color Brush, Acrylic Block, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles, MISTI, and SU Dazzling Diamonds

Techniques: Painting Stamps


Swallowtail Butterfly


“Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.”  Psalm 55:22

Water Coloring Technique – Stampin’ Up! Bold Butterfly Framelits

I hope everyone had a blessed and safe New Year!  Mine was uneventful, which is just what I wanted.  Today’s card features a water coloring technique and is a Happy Birthday Card that features the Stampin’ Up! Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies.



Have you ever been inspired to create a piece of artwork based on something you saw on a website (e.g., websites featuring jewelry, clothes, shoes, purses, etc.)?  It is a fun process, and that process was used for creating this card.

Yesterday’s (1/2/15) Inspirational Challenge on the Splitcoaststampers.com website involved using punches or die cuts for a basic shape, and then picking a favorite medium and several colors to get a beautiful confetti effect. The Etsy.com website, The Wildlands, was to be viewed for inspiration.  This item inspired me to use the Stampin’ Up! Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies (item #138135) to create my project.  Check out the site as you will find such beautiful artwork featured there.

Water Coloring Technique SU Bold Butterfly Framelits4_1The Water Coloring Technique required using an adhesive tape (e.g., Frog Tape, a Painters’ Tape) from which to punch or die cut an image.  After cutting out an image, what is left (i.e., the tape’s negative cutout)  became a “mask” that is attached to a piece of water color paper.  After attaching the mask, the image is to be water colored.

A better explanation of the technique can be found in this YouTube video by Lydia (aka; Understand Blue) who was the wonderful hostess for this challenge.  Her video provides a wonderful tutorial on the technique.  Stop by and watch it.

This is a closeup of the water colored butterflies.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have my tape adhered correctly to my piece of water color paper, so the colors bled.  🙁  But, I gave it my best shot as water coloring is not my forta.

Water Coloring Technique SU Bold Butterfly Framelits3_1I added three Swarovski® crystals to the butterfly body to give it some dimension.

The photo below is one of the inside of the card.  I added some doodling along with stamp images from Stampin’ Up! Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set (item # 123759).


Don’t forget to watch Lydia’s video and try the technique!


God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Water Coloring Technique - SU Bold Butterfly Framelits