SU Ribbon of Hope Card

Hello, crafters!!  Today is the Clean and Simple Challenge, CAS397, on Splitcoaststampers.  Because Breast Cancer Awareness Month is October, the challenge is to include a pink ribbon on a project.  I used the retired Stampin’ Up! (SU) Ribbon of Hope stamp on my card.

SU Ribbon of Hope Card

The card is simple to make and can be replicated just by viewing it.  I used a Tim Holtz Thinlits Die to cut the corner of the front panel.  I used the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Grace’s Strength stamp for the sentiment, which I stamped in the retired SU Lavender Lace Classic Ink (I love this color).   Using SU Elegant Eggplant card stock, I cut out the word, “Hope”, from ODBD Faith, Hope & Love Dies.

If you are or have dealt with breast cancer, this card is in honor of you!  God bless you!!  I was on this journey several years back and can relate to the evil disease and its treatment.


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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“Gray hair is a crown of splendor: it is attained by a righteous life.”  Proverbs 16:31

SU Flower Shop-ODBD Faith, Hope & Love


My card share today features the SU Flower Shop Stamp Set and ODBD Faith, Hope & Love Dies.  This card was made for Splitcoaststampers (i.e., Audrie’s (girlgeek101) Village Hat Shop Inspiration Challenge, IC563. She selected this site from which to draw inspiration  for creating a card.  I was inspired by this lovely hat and it was the driver behind this card.


My faith is always my primary focus, and without it I would be lost!  That’s why I chose FAITH as my sentiment.

Stamps:  SU Flower Shop
Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU Basic Black, and SU Garden Green
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: ODBD Vintage Borders Dies, ODBD Faith, Hope, and Love Dies, IO Foliage Die, SU Pansy Punch, SU Ribbon, Foam Tape

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

LUKE 16:13 (NIV)

Jesus said:  “No one can serve two masters.  Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and money.”

Paper Casting Technique

Have you ever tried the Paper Casting Technique?  It’s fun but challenging!

I used the technique to create this card for a Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge, TLC582, hosted by Sabrina, aka Cook22.  This challenge includes a video on paper casting using bathroom tissue.   Check it out and create a card with the technique.

Paper Casting Technique

I made this card Monday, using the same bird stamp that is on yesterday’s Purple Starling card.  I have been hesitant to upload the card as my bathroom tissue is so wrinkled (of course, I wet it!), that I didn’t like it.  I saw so many beautiful cards in the Splitcoaststampers gallery that were made with this technique that were not wrinkled! Quite frankly, I thought this card is not about to be worthy of the challenge.

After some soul-searching, I decided that I would go ahead and post it since I took the time to create it, and let the chips fall where they may!

Using the technique, I wet (or soaked) 6-double panel pieces of tissue.  Then I stamped the bird into the wet tissue to create an impression.

When the tissue dried, I used all of the below listed inks to stamp the bird image. I first stamped the bird only with turquoise but it didn’t show well. Therefore, I kept adding different colors of ink to the bird portion of the stamp and re-stamping it, until I decided, enough is enough. Then I inked the remainder of the stamp to color the floral portion of the image.

UPDATE:  This card was listed in Splitcoaststampers Favorites for the week ending on April 24!  ” Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you’re in the FAVORITES for the week ending April 24.


Then I thought, this tissue paper will not stick together, so I got out a needle and thread and stitched around the square. That was all for naught as it will still separate. Regardless, I die cut the paper flower and leaves, colored them with Copics, and spritzed them with Glimmer Mist. There was an interesting reaction to the mist and alcohol inks together.  It started fizzing!  At first I thought I had made some champagne! LOL

That’s all folks!  Thanks for viewing and leaving comments!  Don’t forget to check out the technique video!


Stamps: Martha Stewart Bird Stamp  Paper: SU Whisper White, Hello Honey, Pixie Pink, and Unknown Green  Card Size: 5-1/2″ Sq  Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, and Rich Razzleberry; Copic Markers  Accessories: ODBD Pretty Posies Dies; ODBD Faith, Hope, & Love Dies; Sewing Needle; Blue Thread; ODBD Stitched Squares Dies; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; Water; Bathroom Tissue; and Heat Gun  Techniques: Paper Casting


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”  Hebrews 11:6