Stampin Up Trust God and Mosaic Madness Stamp Sets

It’s the beginning of a weekend and I am ready for it!  I hope everyone has a blessed one!  My card share today features two stamp sets, the Stampin Up Trust God and Mosaic Madness sets.  Also featured on the card is the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Stampin Up Trust God

The base for this card is made with Pool Party Card Stock.  The first layer on the card is a design from the Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Although I like the design, I think it is a bit “loud”.  Therefore, I tried to tone it down by covering it with solid colors that are within the design.  The colors used are Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, and Island Indigo.  I think I was successful in muting the design.

  Stampin Up Trust God


Paper:  Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper (130141), Pool Party Card Stock, Strawberry Slush Card StockWhisper White Card Stock, and Island Indigo Card Stock

Stamps:  Stampin Up Trust God  (126702 – c) and Mosaic Madness (130249 – c) stamp sets [Mosaic Madness images are on the inside of the card – see picture below.]

Ink: Island Indigo Classic Ink (126986) and Strawberry Slush Classic Ink (131178)

Accessories: In Color Dahlia (127556) [in Island Indigo], Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon (retired), and a Martha Steward Border Punch 

 Stampin Up Trust God

STAMPIN’ UP! NEWS – Magnetic Platform Update

Have you been waiting on Stampin’ Up! to fill your order for the Big Shot Magnetic Platform (130658)?  Well, today Stampin’ Up! announced that it has received a shipment of the product and is currently filling backorders.  However, it does not have sufficient inventory to fill new orders.  Stampin’ Up! will let us know when all backorders have been filled and it is able to turn the item back on for ordering.

 God’s Blessings!
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Beverly Polen Stampin Up Trust God


Trust God Stamp Set

Trust God Stamp SetHope you are having a good weekend!  Today’s card features the Stampin’ Up! Trust God Stamp Set, as well as the Secret Garden Stamp Set.  I think the card is very pretty and soothing.

The Trust God Stamp Set is one of my favorites, and I am thankful it is not on Stampin’ Up!’s retiring products list.  My opinion is that the stamp set is great for cards of encouragement and to let friends and loved ones know you are thinking of them.

To make the card, I used VersaMark to randomly stamp the large flower from the Secret Garden Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  The flowers were covered with Pewter Stampin’ Embossing Powder and heat set.

Then I randomly sponged three classic inks around the card stock. I used the returning Soft Sky and Crushed Curry, and the current Melon Mambo classic inks.  I really like the look of blending inks.

Using VersaMark, I stamped the sentiment from the Trust God Stamp Set onto a small piece of Whisper White Card Stock, covered it with the Pewter Stampin’ Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Oval Framelits to cut out the sentiment and a Soft Sky Mat for it.  I added six Basic Rhinestones to give the card a little bling.  Before attaching the sentiment and mat to the card, I attached a piece of Soft Sky Ribbon to the center of the card.  (So glad I still have some of the Stampin’ Up products in the returning colors!)


Stamp Sets:  Trust God Stamp Set (126702 – c) and Secret Garden Stamp Set (129144 – c)

Paper:  Whisper White Card Stock, Crushed Curry Card Stock, and Soft Sky Card Stock

Ink:  Crushed Curry Classic Ink, Soft Sky Classic Ink, Melon Mambo Classic Ink, and VersaMark Ink

Accessories: Pewter  Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Sponges, Soft Sky Ribbon, Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Corner Punch, and Basic Rhinestones


 God’s Blessings!

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Beverly Polen


Stampin Up Trust God – Nature Art

Today seems an appropriate day to use the Stampin Up Trust God stamp set on a card that features God’s nature!  I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and are thankful for blessings. 

I do not know if there is an appropriate name for the technique I used on the card, therefore I am calling it nature art technique.  If you know the name of the technique, please leave me a comment.

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Are you wondering how I created the card’s flowers?  If so, let me tell you that you’ll need some real flowers, their leaves, and Stampin’ Up! Water Color Paper (122959).  These are the flowers and leaves I used:

 Stampin Up Trust God

So what did I do with these flowers and leaves?  I selected a few of each and laid them face down onto the watercolor paper.

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 I then ran the flowers and paper through the Big Shot and this is the result:

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You’ll need some paper towels handy if you try this technique as there is a lot of moisture in the flowers.  After cleaning up the Big Shot, I carefully removed the flowers and leaves. 

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 After the paper dried, I created the “God is Love” card.  Here are two more pictures of the card:


 I hope you try this technique and make the Stampin Up Trust God card!

 God’s Blessings!
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Beverly Polen


Blending Inks Technique – Stampin Up

Today’s post is about blending inks to create beautiful artwork.  This technique is very easy and you can quickly create very attractive cards using the technique, such as the following  three cards.

What is blending inks?   Looking at the cards below, it seems obvious, right?  Regardless, let me share that it is selecting and blending two or more inks to create subtle shades and colors to your paper crafting artwork.

Blending Inks

I have selected one of the three cards to provide you with instructions on the blending inks technique.


Stamp Sets:  Just Believe (120453), Trust God (126702)  [love this stamp set], and a Background Stamp of your choice (I used a retired Stampin’ Up stamp)

Paper:  Basic Black Card Stock (121045) and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Ink (Classic):  Summer Starfruit (126991), Calypso Carol (126983), Primrose Petals (126858), Crumb Cake (126975), and Jet Black StazOn (101406)

Accessories:  Stamping Sponge wedges (101610), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), and Post-It Notes or scrap card stock

 Instructions for the blending inks technique are below the two following pictures.


  • Cut a piece (the size depends on the stamp image used) of Whisper White Card Stock (mine is 4″ x 4-7/8″)
  • Tear the edges of the sticky side of two Post-It Notes, being careful to leave some of the sticky edge available
  • Place the torn Post-It Notes onto the Whisper White Card Stock as shown in the below picture with the opening between the Notes closer to the left side of the card stock

Now you are ready to start blending inks according to the following:

  • Cover a sponge wedge (or blending tool) with Summer Starfruit ink and apply in a circular motion to the upper 1/3 of the opening in the card stock, being careful to avoid lifting the edges of the Post-It Notes
  • Cover a sponge wedge with Calypso Carol ink and apply in a circular motion to the middle 1/3 of the card stock below the Summer Starfruit ink
  • Blend the edges of the two inks (see picture of card), producing a different shade of color
  • Cover a sponge wedge with Primrose Petals ink and apply to the bottom 1/3 of the card stock, blending it with the Calypso Carol ink to create a different shade of color
  • Cover a background stamp with Crumb Cake ink and stamp over the three colors you’ve just blended
  • Remove the Post-It Notes

At this point, you’ll decorate the card stock according to the following:

  • Cover the largest stamp image from the Just Believe Stamp Set  (a floral silhouette) with Jet Black StazOn ink and stamp the image over the blended inks
  • Cover a sentiment from the Trust God Stamp Set with Jet Black StazOn ink and stamp the sentiment on the lower-right side of the card stock
  • Cut an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic Black Card Stock and fold in the middle for a card base
  • Attach the decorated piece of Whisper White Card Stock to the Basic Black card base
  • Using the Elegant Butterfly Punch, cut out a butterfly, decorate it as desired, and attach to the card

You have just learned the Blending Inks Technique!

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen

Use the blending inks technique to create quick and easy cards!

Sympathy Card – Trust God

Sympathy Cards are some of the most difficult cards to make from an emotional standpoint.  It seems as though sorrow is being experienced by so many people around me, including my family. Thus, I made this sympathy card in dedication to those going through the journey of grief (Melissa, Melody, Gwen, Jennifer, and many more). Trust God!!

Trust God Stamp Set

This sympathy card features the Stampin’ Up! Floral District Designer Series Paper and the Trust God Stamp Set. If you cannot see the sentiment, it says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understand.” How very appropriate in times of sorrow. Trust God Stamp Set


STAMP SET:  Trust God (126702)

PAPER:  Floral District Designer Series Paper (DSP) (126919), Baja Breeze Cardstock (111352), Rose Red Cardstock (102544), and Whisper White Cardstock (100730)

INK: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad (102109)

ACCESSORIES: Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding (125583), Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262), Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555), and Sticky Strip (104294)


  • Place two 2″ pieces of White Baker’s Twine in a water and Rose Red ink combination (3-4 drops of ink into a small amount of water). (I use an 8 oz. plastic container that is 1/4″ full with water.) 
  • Allow the white twine pieces to turn Rose Red, remove from the water, and let dry.
  • Create card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″) from Baja Breeze Cardstock, folding in the center.
  • Cut a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of DSP series paper (your choice) and adhere it to the card front (my piece is the daffodil delight DSP).
  • Cut a 5-1/2″ x 4″ piece of another design from DSP (my piece if the floral DSP).
  • Along the 5-1/2″ side of the DSP, mark the 2″ point down from the top on both sides.
  • Mark the center of the DSP on the 5-1/2″ side.
  • Using a pencil and ruler, draw a line from the left 2″ mark to the center mark as well as the right 2″ mark to the center mark.
  • Using a trimmer, cut on the drawn lines.
  • Cut a 2-1/4″ square from Rose Red Cardstock.
  • Cut a 2″ square from Baja Breeze Cardstock.
  • Cut a 1-3/4″ square from Whisper White Cardstock.
  • Adhere the Baja Breeze Cardstock to the Rose Red Cardstock.
  • Stamp your sentiment onto the 1-3/4″ square of Whisper White Cardstock using Rose Red Ink.
  • Adhere the Whisper White Cardstock to the Baja Breeze Cardstock.
  • Cut a 6-1/2″ strip of the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding, add adhesive to the back side of both ends, and adhere it to the triangle piece of DSP, wrapping the ends onto the back side.
  • Adhere the sentiment and mats onto the triangle piece of DSP, placing it onto the center of the paper (see pic).
  • Adhere the DSP onto the top portion of the daffodil delight DSP (see pic).
  • Using the Rose Red twine, thread a piece underneath the Seam Binding on the left side, threading a Vintage Faceted Designer Button and creating a bow. Repeat for the right side.

Sympathy Card - Trust God

On-Line Store Button

God’s Blessings!

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