Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose Patriotic Card

HEARTFELT CREATIONS BOTANICAL ROSE PATRIOTIC CARD

Hello, my stamping friends!  A heartfelt thank you for stopping by Guneaux Designs.  If you have stopped by in the last several weeks, you may have noticed that I have used Heartfelt Creations products to create a few cards.  I have fallen in love with their products!  🙂  This card share today is a Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose Patriotic Card.  

This card is for this week’s Color Challenge, CC640 on Splitcoaststampers. The hostess chose a wonderful color combination of SU Dapper Denim, Real Red, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.  As a “dessert” option, she asked for something patriotic.

When I think of the word, patriotic, the American flag comes to mind.  However, the definition of patriotic is, “of, like, suitable for, or characteristic of a patriot”, or something that represents the love of one’s country.  Giving thought to that, I decided not to use a flag image, but to use the National Flower of the United States, which is a rose. The rose was designated the official flower and floral emblem of the United States in 1986. Thus, I made a white paper rose the main feature of my card.

To create my card base, I decided to fold the front in the form of a “V” for victory.  Then as I was adding the patriotic ribbon, I realized that the form of the card front with the ribbon appears as a metal that one would receive for a significant achievement (e.g., gold medal for the USA). That reinforced my thought process regarding how to decorate the card.

The white sentiment is difficult to read as it is a small print and embossed.  It says, “It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. George Washington”.  I love the sentiment and am in total agreement with it.  The sentiment is from an ODBD stamp set, God Bless America.With all of that being shared, when I look at the card, patriotic is the word that quickly comes to mind. I hope you enjoy the card!


Stamps: Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose, Heartfelt Creations Large Classic Petunia, ODBD God Bless America

Paper: SU Real Red and Neenah White Card Stock

Ink: SU Craft White, SU Smoky Slate, Copics, and VersaMark

Accessories: Heartfelt Creations Botanical Wings Dies, Heartfelt Creations Large Classic Petunia Dies, Prills, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Ribbon


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


James 1:22

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.”

CottageCutz Happy Father’s Day Card

Are you looking for a design for a Father’s Day Card?   I suggest a side-step card with masculine elements.  That was my choice for my card, “CottageCutz Happy Father’s Day Card“.  Why did I title my card, CottageCutz Happy Father’s Day Card?  Because I used several CottageCutz masculine dies to create my card.  The Scrapping Cottage, the maker of CottageCutz dies, has so many wonderful dies from which to chose for any occasion.  Check out its on-line store and blog.

The CottageCutz dies I used to create my card are the Fishing Pole & Boat Die, Jeep Die, Campfire Clothesline Die, Woodlands Dies, Rustic Sign & Trees Die, and Spring Grass Die.  These and other dies used are listed near the end of this post.

I was feeling lazy when I made my card, so instead of cutting card stock and scoring it manually to form my card base, I used the Our Daily Bread Designs Side Step Card Die to create my side-step card base from white card stock.  Then I cut a 3-1/2″ x 4″ piece of white card stock to attach to the back step of the base.  Using various inks, I sponged the sky, water, and grass areas.

For the back step of the card, I die cut the fishing pole and boat from white card stock, colored the pieces with Copic Sketch Markers, glue together the pieces, and attached them to the step.

For the second step, I die cut the tent and flag with the Campfire Clothesline Die and from red, brown, and tan card stock; glued the pieces together; and attached them to the step.  For the first step, I die cut from white card stock the jeep, colored the pieces with Copic Sketch Markers, and set aside.  I used the Spring Grass die to cut from green card stock several pieces of grass and attached them to the three steps.  Using the Lawn Fawn Road Border Dies, I cut the road from gray and yellow card stock, glued them together, and attached onto the first step.  Then I attached the Jeep.

Using the Rustic Sign & Trees Die, I die cut the tree on the left side of the card with green and brown card stock, attached the pieces together, and added to the card base.  I then die cut the sign from the Woodlands Dies, colored it with Copic Sketch Markers, added foam tape to the back, and attached it in front of the tree.  That finished my card.

I love the card!  What do you think of it?


     

   

  


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


James 1:19

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

Hero Arts Underwater Adventure Monthly Kit

Happy Wednesday!!  Did you get a chance to purchase the May Hero Arts Underwater Adventure Monthly Kit?  I was blessed to purchase it before it sold out!  These kits sale out rapidly and are not available again from Hero Arts.  This is how Hero Arts describes the May Hero Arts Underwater Adventure Monthly Kit:

“Join us for an underwater adventure with this month’s May My Monthly Hero Kit! The stamp set has mermaids, undersea life and sentiments that go along with them. You can easily create beautiful scenes with the coordinating dies and frame cuts. Using the stencil you can create the feeling of movement that is subtle or dramatic. There are ink cubes, papers and a specialty iridescent ink that all work together effortlessly. Sequins add a bit of sparkle and with the acetate sheets that are included you can make stunning shaker cards that create a window into your underwater world.”

The kit has wonderful products, and I am sharing a card I made with it.

Here is a photo of the kit:

To create the card, I used three of Tim Holtz’s Distress Oxide Inks to sponge the colors onto a piece of Neehan Solar White Card Stock.  Next, I spritzed water onto the stencil from the kit and laid it over my sponging.  I love the look it gives.  Then I added the sentiment with VersaMark Ink and white embossing powder, which I heat set.

Next, I cut out two fancy ovals using the Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dieswhich is an “add-on” for the Hero Arts Underwater Adventure Monthly Kit.  I glued the two cutouts together for more weight.  (As of this posting, this die is still available.)

I used three of the stamps from the kit to stamp with Black Ink and color with Copic Sketch Markers.

To finish the card, I attached the colored and stenciled piece to an A2 white card base. Then I applied a double layer of foam tape to the oval cutouts and attached them over the stenciled piece.  Lastly, I added the elements in the above photo to the card and three sequins.

Tell me what you think of the card?  I hope you draw inspiration from it!


Because the Reef Border and Frame Fancy Die is the only product that can be purchased as of this posting, I am only showing that product with a link.


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


Hebrews 12:14

“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”