Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal

Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal

Hello, and thanks for stopping by Guneaux Designs!  I greatly appreciate your visit, and hope you are inspired by my creations.  My creation for you today is a card that features the Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal Stamp Set.  I made this card in response to a challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com (SCS).

Each Sunday, SCS selects a member of the site to serve as the “Featured Stamper” for the week.  Other members may CASE one or more of the Featured Stamper’s cards and post it into the related gallery.  My card is a CASE of Karen’s (aka. Art Deco Diva) card featuring the same cardinal.  You can see hers HERE.

Luke 20:45-47

“While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, “Beware of the teachers of the law.  They like to walk around in flowing robes and love to be greeted in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets.  They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers.  Such men will be punished most severely.”

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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 Splitcoaststampers.com 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.”

Hero Arts Cardinal

I am blessed to have another day, a day to share this beautiful card I made featuring Hero Arts Cardinal Stamp Set.

The very talented Mary (MaryR917) is the host today for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, CC600. She asked the design team to pick a favorite challenge that they hosted between #501 and #599, and we can select their colors for this challenge. I selected the colors of Karen Barber’s Color Challenge, CC509. For that challenge, she selected SU Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, and Old Olive.Hero Arts Cardinal

These are the steps I followed to made my card:

~Cut a circle from my card base and stamped on it multiple times using three-step stamps of a cardinal.
~Used one application of Cherry Cobbler for the first stamp, two for the second stamp, and multiple times for the third.
~Stamped the branch with Old Olive multiple times to make the branch darker.
~Stamped the pine needles with one application of Old Olive.
~Masked the cardinal and branch and sponged Soft Sky around them.
~Ran the front of the card base through my Big Shot using the SU Holly EF.
~Attached a piece of white card stock behind the card base front and adhered the cardinal piece back into the circle that I previously cut out.

Hero Arts Cardinal~Cut poinsettias from Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive card stock using the Cottage Cutz Poinsettia & Holly Die.
~Assembled and adhered the flowers together and added flower soft in the centers.
~Attached the flowers to the card base.

Hero Arts Cardinal~Cut a ribbon banner and stamped on it Merry Christmas, added foam tape, and attached to the card base.
~Added three light green sequins to the card.


Enjoy and thanks for viewing and leaving comments!


    119685s 131203s  131181s  126966s 126953s  DOUBLE STITCHED CIRCLES DIES    holly-ef

Flower Soft - DIAMOND GOLD  Flower Soft Accessories - GLUE  Nuvo Crystal Drops - Autumn Red


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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Isaiah 40-8 

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stand forever.”