Altenew Peony Bouquet Birthday Card

Happy Monday!  Did you have a nice weekend?  The weather was wonderful where I live in Florida!  During the weekend I made this gorgeous Altenew Peony Bouquet Birthday Card.  I love the Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamp Set!

Altenew Peony Bouquet Birthday Card

The Altenew Peony Bouquet Stamp Set is a multi-layering group of stamps.  They create a beautiful peony.  To create the three peonies on this beautiful card, I used three different pink inks for the five stamps that create a peony.  I did not like the way the ink appeared on the bottom center peony, so I stamped it again on separate card stock and fussy cut it out.  I have a matching die set for the peonies; however I did not what the white edges that a die cut typically leaves.  I used double-sided foam tape to pop up the flower.

Altenew Peony Bouquet Birthday Card

The frame that the images are on was cut out using the Spellbinders Enchanted Labels.  I think it is a beautiful frame.  I used the Hero Arts Birthday Celebration Stamp Set for the Happy Birthday sentiment.

Altenew Peony Bouquet Birthday Card

I hope I have inspired you with the beautiful card!  Have a wonderful day, and if you have feedback, I would love to hear it.  Leave a message in the comment section.

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MATTHEW 6:22-24

Jesus said:  “The eye is the lamp of the body.  If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.  But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.  If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”

ODBD Quilted With Love

Thanks for stopping by to check out my latest piece of artwork, which features Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Quilted With Love Stamp Set.  The sentiment on the card is from the Quilted With Love Stamp Set.

ODBD Quilted With Love

I made this card for two challenges on Splitcoaststampers –  TLC581, Fancy Piercing, and CAS372, Love the Chips.  Judy (StampingQueenJAR) hosted the TLC581 challenge which is to create fancy paper piercing.  Holly (hbrown) hosted the CAS372 challenge that involves using chipboard.  Both were great challenges!!

(UPDATE:   This card was selected as a Favorite for the week ending April 17 on Splitcoaststampers!)

For TLC581, I hand pierced around the flowers and vase. For CAS372, I made the vase from white chipboard that I cut three of and glued together as the chipboard was not a thick as I wanted.

I decided I would try for a second time to use Brushos.  For some odd reason, it was easier this time.  I used them to create the background behind the flowers.  I angled the application so the paper piercing would show on the bottom portion of the card.

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Stamps: ODBD Quilted With Love and Sunflowers in Checked Vase (unknown company)  Paper: White Chipboard, Glossy White, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight Card Size: A2  Ink: Brushos, SU Tempting Turquoise  Accessories: Brushos, Copics, VersaMark, Clear Embossing Power, Paper Piercing Tool, Microbeads  Techniques: Coloring With Brushos and Copics

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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  Luke 6:38

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