SU Secret Garden & Splitcoaststampers

Hello, stampers!  Are you having a good Wednesday?  I’m in my craft room creating and having fun.  Today’s card share features the Stampin’ Up! (SU) Secret Garden and Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge, CC575,  Blushing Blissful Brides ~ DO THE MACARON-A!  


(Update:  This card was included in Splitcoaststampers Favorites for the week ending on March 27, 2016.)

The SU colors selected for the Color Challenge are Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, and Blackberry Bliss

SU Secret Garden and Splitcoaststampers

Creating this card took some time as it involves using SU’s White Craft Ink as the initial layer of ink for the flower in the center.  This flower is from the SU Secret Garden Stamp Set.

I am not sure of the name for this technique, but I’ll explain how I did it. Normally this technique is not used on a dark piece of card stock like Blackberry Bliss.  A craft color of card stock (i.e., Crumb Cake) is typically used.  However, I decided that I wanted to use the technique on a die cutout (i.e., ODBD Layered Lacey Squares) from Blackberry Bliss card stock.

To use the technique, I first covered the floral stamp with VersaMark Watermark Ink, added SU White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.  Using a dry Aqua Painter, I applied SU Whisper White Craft Ink over each petal, being careful to stay inside the embossed petals lines.  I allowed the Whisper White Craft Ink to dry before I used the SU Blushing Bride Marker to color the petals of the flower.  It took several layers of ink, and it’s still not what I wanted.  However, I did the best I could.  That’s all, folks – it’s that simple, but time consuming!

Here are more photos:

SU Secret Garden and SplitcoaststampersSU Secret Garden & Splitcoaststampers

SU Secret Garden & Splitcoaststampers

I had to include this poor quality photo below.  I was outside taking photos of the card when a breeze whipped up and blew my card over just as I was snapping the photo.  I caught the card just as it was falling.  A flying card makes a blurred photo.  LOL

SU Secret Garden & Splitcoaststampers

Enjoy and come back soon!



Stamps:  SU Secret Garden and Trust God (sentiment)

Paper:  SU Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, and Blackberry Bliss

Card Size:  A2

Ink:  VersaMark Watermark Ink, SU Whisper White Craft Ink, SU Blushing Bride Marker, SU Mint Macaron Reinker

Accessories:  SU White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, ODBD Layered Lacey Squares, ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles,  SU Organza Ribbon (dyed Mint Macaron), and a dry Aqua Painter


Swallowtail Butterfly

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him”  James 1:12


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!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen Stampin Up Trust God


Brayered Greeting Card – Lovely As A Tree

Let me start off my Monday by sharing a beautiful brayered greeting card.  It has been a while since I’ve created a brayered greeting card.  My intend for this card was to create an autumn theme.  Hopefully, that is what you see also.

Brayered Greeting Card

I’m sure you noticed a stamp image that isn’t one from Stampin’ Up!’s.  I’ve had the leaves stamp for several years, and wanted to use it since Stampin Up doesn’t have an equivalent one.  I needed leaves falling from the trees to represent Autumn.  Thus, that stamp came in handy.

To move on, the primary stamp images on this brayered greeting card are from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set.  This Stampin’ Up! stamp set seems to get featured a lot in brayered greeting cards.  I love the stamp set, and hope it stays around for a long time.

Lovely As A Tree Clear-Mount Stamp Set


Trust God Clear-Mount Stamp Set

The Stampin’ Up! supplies I used in making this brayered greeting card are:

Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree (127793) and Trust God (126702)

Paper:  More Mustard (100946), Lucky Limeade (122926), and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Inks:  Bashful Blue (126960), Marina Mist (126962), More Mustard (126964), Lucky Limeade (126984), Always Artichoke (126972), Crumb Cake (126875), Early Espresso (126974), and White Gel (105021).

 Accessories:  Brayer (102395), Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Brads (119744), 1-3/4″ x 7/8″ Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), and the retired Photo Corner Punch. Buy Stampin Up Products

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
Beverly Polen