Ribbon Of Hope

A blessed day to you, and thanks for stopping by.  My card share today features the Stampin’ Up! retired Ribbon of Hope Stamp, and it is in honor of Marg Mortimer (aka Margscardcrazy) who honors us with wonderful creations on  the Splitcoaststampers site. Marg is the “Featured Stamper” this week on Splitcoastampers, and the challenge is to select one of her card to CASE.  This is my card that I CASEd from one of hers:

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Marg has a wonderful gallery on Splitcoaststampers.  As I strolled through her gallery, I saw this card that she made in 2014.  The card spoke to my heart so I selected it for my CASE in honor of her.

In her description of her card, she shared that she created it for a challenge “to make a card with something missing. To let those who have had a mastectomy or double mastectomy know that they are still a whole person. That it’s not what they now look like that makes them who they are. What makes us who we are is how we treat others, what’s in our heads and what’s in our hearts and how we chose to share that with others.. One, whole, beautiful!”  Well, I’m one of the ladies who she is describing.  

To create her card, Marg said,  “I cut a strip away from the front panel and then backed the front with some acetate and stamped on the inside of the card so that you could see the image through the card window.”  The piece cut out from the front of her card base represented “something missing”.

Therefore, I cut a strip from the front of my card’s base, and instead of cutting off this piece, I folded it to the back to resemble an easel card.  I then added three lovely Our Daily Bread Designs Flower Lattice die cuts to the front and back strips.

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I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White Card Stock for the card’s inside, and stamped the Ribbon of Hope stamp image in Pink Pirouette ink.  I embossed the image with Stampin’ Up! Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (I believe this powder is unavailable), and attached it to the card’s inside.  I used a sentiment from the Our Daily Bread Designs Healing Prayers to stamp in black Stazon ink onto a piece of window sheet (i.e., acetate) and adhered it to the two front strips.  There is space to write a personal message when you lift the front panel.

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Since Breast Cancer Awareness Month is next month, October, I believe this card is timely.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it.

SUPPLIES (the Ribbon of Hope Stamp is unavailable)

Ribbon of Hope_1  SU Pink Pirouette   HEALING PRAYERS FLOWER LATTICE DIE   Window Sheets

Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn Multi-Surface Inkpad, Jet Black    

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Jesus said to his disciples, “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.  People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.  The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”  Luke 6:43-45

Cottage Cutz Autumn Centerpiece

Today is my last day as a guest designer for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge.  I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity and am grateful for it!   I enjoyed working with such talented ladies!  Today’s Color Challenge is hosted by Mary Marsh (aka MaryR917), and she chose these gorgeous fall colors for the challenge:  Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Garden Green.  Her dessert (i.e., extra points) is “Fall”.  The card I designed for today’s challenge features the Cottage Cutz Autumn Centerpiece Die!  

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These are the colors for the challenge, and they are from Stampin’ Up (SU):

Chocolate Chip 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Cajun Craze 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Crushed Curry 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock Garden Green 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock

When using the Cottage Cutz Autumn Centerpiece Die, it does not cut out as one piece as the picture (see below) of the die may represent.  It cuts out 19 pieces, of which 6 need to be cut more than once.  Despite this, it’s a wonderful die!  Instead of using card stock of the colors for the Color Challenge, I used Neenah Solar White card stock and colored each piece with Copic Sketch Markers and a couple of SU Markers!  I did use card stock for the sentiment, though.  The sentiment is from an Impression Obsession Die – Holiday Top Word Edgers.

I assembled the card using Kittie Caracciolo’s Bendi Frame technique.  Here’s the tutorial for the technique.  Can you see in the following photos that the top frame is bent?  This allows for more dimension on a card.  Once you’ve checked out the tutorial, you’ll understand.

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When the card is stood up and under a light, the light shines through the bend on the frame and gives a nice presentation.  Cottage Cutz Autumn Centerpiece-3_1

To include more of the Chocolate Chip ink, I used an old SU tool, the Color Spritzer Tool (retired) and spritzed the ink onto the white panel.  I did the same on the frame but didn’t like it so I sponged on Cajun Craze ink. I attached the frame with two layers of foam tape in order to raise the frame higher to get more pieces attached.  To finish the card, I added foam tape to the ends of the sentiment and attached it to the frame.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card and are inspired!   Come back soon!!


Paper:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock and SU Crushed Curry Card Stock (sentiment)

Ink:  Copic Sketch Markers, SU Chocolate Chip Marker, SU Crushed Curry Marker

Accessories:  Cottage Cutz Autumn Centerpiece Die, Impression Obsession Holiday Top Word Edgers Dies, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, ODBD Pine Cones Dies, and Foam Tape

 Copic Sketch Markers  Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers Regals Stampin' Write Markers


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  For it is written:  “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”  Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar?  Where is the philosopher of this age?  Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?”  1 Corinthians 18-20

Rose Flower Fairy

Last week on Splitcoaststampers there were many “Dare To Get Dirty (DTGD)” challenges. To participate in the challenges, you had to be Fan Club Member (i.e., pay a small amount for access to information).  I created this Rose Flower Fairy card in response to Susie’s (aka susieaustralia) challenge, DTGD16susieaustralia.

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The Rose Flower Fairy stamp is one I’ve had for years but never used.  It came in handy for the challenge.  Because the challenge is a secret on Splitcoaststampers, I cannot share what it entailed.  However, you can easily guess just by viewing the Rose Flower Fairy card.  If you’re a Fan Club Member, you don’t have to guess as you already know!

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This is a closeup of the cute fairy and her rose:

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Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Happen, Inc. Rose Flower Fairy

Ink:  Various Copic Sketch Markers

Paper:  Neehan Solar White

Accessories:  ODBD Pierced Rectangles, VersaMark, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, Clear Crystal Drops, Foam Tape

SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Praise God that, “He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities”.  Psalm 103:10

ODBD A True Friend

Have you seen the gorgeous Bearded Iris stamp from the ODBD A True Friend stamp set?  It is a large stamp, but it is gorgeous.  The card I’m sharing with you today spotlights a set of Bearded Irises.

ODBD A True Friend

If you like the Bearded Iris, you can get only that stamp here without the sentiments that come with the stamp set.

Yes, indeed this is a large floral stamp – stamped three times on my card!! This card is for Vicki’s (vdutchr) “So Coral Cantaloupe” Color Challenge, CC592, on Splitcoaststampers!  Vicki picked three colors that are beautiful together!  The colors are SU So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Calypso Coral.  I colored the irises with Copic Sketch Markers that closely match the challenge colors.

I think I overdid it, don’t you? The stamp image is large, and I couldn’t stop with one stamped iris, I had to stamp three (using masking, of course)!!!  Go big, or go home!  Isn’t that the cliche? LOL

Dessert (i.e., extra points) for the color challenge is “dimension”.  I used foam tape to pop up the Spellbinders 5 x 7 Herloom Legacy die cut onto the white card base.  I added clear Wink of Stella to the beards of the irises. Hopefully you can see that.

I am also submitting this card to the Our Daily Bread Designs blog for its ODBDSLC276, Anything that Grows with ODBD.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful, blessed day!

UPDATE – 7-26-16:  This card was chosen as the Splitcoaststampers Favorite for the Color Challenge for last Tuesday!  What an honor!!


STAMPS:  ODBD A True Friend

PAPER:  Neenah Solar White Card Stock and SU Crisp Cantaloupe Card Stock (retired)

INK:  Copics and SU Crisp Cantaloupe (retired – used for the sentiment)

ACCESSORIES:  Spellbinders 5 x 7 Herloom Legacy Die (I cut off the top and bottom), Foam Tape, Clear Wink of Stella


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SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone. For kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior.”  1 Timothy 2:1-3 

Happy Birthday Greeting Card Purple Starling

Thanks for stopping by!  I’m sharing with you today a beautiful happy birthday greeting card featuring a Purple Starling.  I created the card in response to two Splitcoaststampers Challenges: 1) Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simply Card Challenge, CAS373, which is to create a happy birthday card; and 2) Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge, IC541, Birds of a Feather.  This challenge involved viewing this Birds of a Feather site, selecting a photo of a bird, and developing a card based on how  the photo inspired you.  I selected this photo of a Purple Starling as my inspiration, which resulted in this card.

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UPDATE:  This card was included in Splitcoaststampers Favorites of the Week ending April 25!  “Congratulations! In the General Stamping forum, you’re in the FAVORITES for the week ending April 24.

The bird on my card isn’t a starling (I think), but it’s a bird and I colored it shades of purple, although it looks blue in the photo. There are so many beautiful birds on the Birds of a Feather site that it was difficult to pick just one for inspiration.

The bird stamp that I used is one from Martha Stewart.  The card, outside border, and center piece are in the shape of one of the new Spellbinders Fairmont Lables Dies. I created the border using Brushos.  (I’m starting to like Brushos!!)  To add something extra, I attached three SU Candy Dots to the bottom corner of the card.

Happy Birthday Greeting Card Purple Starling

Enjoy and TFL and commenting!!  If you have questions about the card, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section and I’ll get back to you!  Have a blessed day!


Stamps: SU Rose Wonder, Martha Stewart Clear Bird Stamps  Paper: SU Whisper White  Card Size: 5-1/2″ Sq  Ink: Copic Markers and SU Elegant Eggplant Marker  Accessories: Copic Markers, Brushos, SU Candy Dots, and Spellbinders Fairmont Labels  Techniques: Coloring With Brushos and Copics

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God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  Psalm 23:4

Hot Wax Painting Technique

Hello, crafters!  I have for you a piece of art featuring the hot wax painting technique.

Last weekend Splitcoaststampers, namely Audrie (girlgeek 101), hosted an “Inspiration Challenge”, IC539 – Seaweed Kisses.   Audrie provides two options for this Challenge.  I chose Audrie’s Challenge #1 – “Select any picture, or journal, on the Seaweed Kisses site, and create something brand new, totally unique, and reflecting your own personal style using it as your inspiration.” Seaweed Kisses is the WEBSITE chosen for the challenge.

I chose THIS as my inspiration piece.  As soon as I saw the page, I immediately thought of hot wax painting. On the site, the lady is creating wrapping paper with craft paper (not card stock) and paint. The tubes of paint brought to mind hot wax painting. Can’t explain the connection; just was inspiring.

Hot Wax Painting Technique

For the journal item, I cut a 5″ x 7″ piece of chipboard and glued to it a piece of DSP.  I heated my mini craft iron, placed it into the containers of three colors of wax paint to melt them (selecting one color at a time), and applied the hot wax over the DSP.  It took many, many times of dipping into the wax and applying it to the paper to get my “somewhat” desired result. I would let the wax dry and then reapply over and over.

Hot Wax Painting Technique I then copied pages of my Bible that I wanted to use as my journal. After cutting each piece, I used Cherry Cobbler ink for the edges and the words I wanted on the pieces – With God All Things Are Possible!  To add some extras, I colored and die cut three butterflies.  BTW, this is only the second time I’ve used hot wax paint, so I may have used it incorrectly, but it is what it is.

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Hope you enjoy my piece of art!  I sure had fun creating it!


Stamps: ODBD Trois Jolies Papillons;  Paper: SU Whisper White Thick Card Stock and a 5″ x 7″ piece of Perfectly Artistic DSP;  Size: 5″ x 7″;  Ink: Copics and SU Cherry Cobbler;  Accessories: Encaustic Wax Paint; Mini Craft Iron; Hot Glue Gun; Alpha Stencils; ODBD Little Lamb Die; ODBD Tres Papillons, Lavish Layers, and Filigree Frames Dies; Copies of Selected Scriptures; Coping Machine; and Chipboard;  Techniques: Hot Wax Painting



God’s Blessings!!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

“Then [Jesus] said to Thomas, ‘…Stop doubting and believe’ “  John 20:27