Lovely As A Tree-Color Challenge

Last week I made this Lovely As A Tree card in response to a Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.  Barbara aka bejoyce was the host for the Color Challenge, CC577 – Pink Pool in the Meadow!   Barbara picked the wonderful colors of Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, and Mossy Meadow, and she gave us a “dessert” option of having one or more animals on the card.

Lovely As A Tree Color Challenge

(UPDATE:  This card was selected as a Favorite of the Week on Splitcoaststampers for the week ending April 10!)

These colors go so well together and I enjoyed participating in the challenge.  Remember Barbara’s challenge included dessert (i.e., extra points) if animals were included on the card?  Well look closely and you’ll see five squirrels enjoying themselves under the “Lovely As A Tree”.  I decided to offset my image to provide some room on the left side of the card for a ribbon and to use color blocking.

This card was selected as a Splitcoaststampers Favorite!  It’s a favorite of mine as well!

I hope you enjoy the card and thanks for stopping by!!!


Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, ODBD Grace’s Strength;  Paper: SU Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, and Mossy Meadow;  Paper Size: A2;  Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Basic Gray, and Basic Black;  Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched Squares and Pool Party Seem Binding;  Techniques: Sponging



God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

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

Happy Scenes Snowy Scenes

I think that one of the most beautiful scenes in the Northern United States is a beautiful snowy scene that is untouched by tire tracks, foot prints, animal hoof/paw prints, road slush, and more.  The quietness of a landscape with trees that are covered with freshly fallen white snow is a gift from heaven and it certainly is a happy scene.  You can see things in the landscape that you have not noticed before.  If there is a red cardinal in the landscape, that pop of red upon the glistening white snow is breathtaking.

Last week I created a similar scene for my card that I am sharing today.  I created the card in response to a  Inspirational Challenge, IC527.  The challenge involved picking a picture from a particular Pinterest board that inspired you, and then creating a card based on that inspiration.  This is the beautiful picture I chose as my inspiration:

 And this is my inspirational card that I created

Happy Scene Snowy Scene

I was excited to hear that my card was selected for one of the Splitcoaststampers FAVORITES for the week ending January 10.  

To create the scene, I used Stampin’ Up! stamp sets that included trees and one that included the bench in the scene.  The stamp sets are:

  1. Lovely as a Tree (Item #128655)
  2. Happy Scenes (retired)
  3. Branch Out (retired)
  4. Plant Hope (retired)
  5. Pendant Park (retired)

I began by stamping the large tree from the Branch Out Stamp Set into VersaMark Ink and stamping it in four places on the Whisper White Card Stock.  I then embossed these trees (including the branches at the top left and right) with Stampin’ Up! Pewter Embossing Powder (retired).

Using light gray inks, I stamped the remaining trees in the background.  Because the inspirational picture has yellow and orange in the sky portion of the background, I sponged Stampin’ Up! So Saffron and Peach Parfait Ink onto the snowy scene background.  I added a bench into the foreground with red birds (from other stamp sets) on and around the bench.  I added the sentiment from the Happy Scenes Stamp Set.

Once I was satisfied with the scene, I added white acrylic paint to place “snow” within the trees.  I covered the complete scene with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder.

I attached the scene to a piece of Brushed Silver Card Stock which was attached to the Real Red card base.

Enjoy my snowy scene greeting card!

Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

Brayered Greeting Card – Lovely As A Tree

Let me start off my Monday by sharing a beautiful brayered greeting card.  It has been a while since I’ve created a brayered greeting card.  My intend for this card was to create an autumn theme.  Hopefully, that is what you see also.

Brayered Greeting Card

I’m sure you noticed a stamp image that isn’t one from Stampin’ Up!’s.  I’ve had the leaves stamp for several years, and wanted to use it since Stampin Up doesn’t have an equivalent one.  I needed leaves falling from the trees to represent Autumn.  Thus, that stamp came in handy.

To move on, the primary stamp images on this brayered greeting card are from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  This Stampin’ Up! stamp set seems to get featured a lot in brayered greeting cards.  I love the stamp set, and hope it stays around for a long time.

Lovely As A Tree Clear-Mount Stamp Set


Trust God Clear-Mount Stamp Set

The Stampin’ Up! supplies I used in making this brayered greeting card are:

Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree (127793) and Trust God (126702)

Paper:  More Mustard (100946), Lucky Limeade (122926), and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Inks:  Bashful Blue (126960), Marina Mist (126962), More Mustard (126964), Lucky Limeade (126984), Always Artichoke (126972), Crumb Cake (126875), Early Espresso (126974), and White Gel (105021).

 Accessories:  Brayer (102395), Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Brads (119744), 1-3/4″ x 7/8″ Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), and the retired Photo Corner Punch. Buy Stampin Up Products

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen