SU Birthday Blooms

Hello and thanks for stopping by!!  My card share today features the SU Birthday Blooms Stamp Set.

(UPDATE:  The WONDERFUL news about this card is that it was selected as the favorite card for the week of those submitted to Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge (see below) last Tuesday).

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As alluded to above, I created this card to submit to a Splitcoaststampers (SCS) Color Challenge, CC580 – Daffodil Island Garden.  The colors for the challenge are Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, and Garden Green, which are Stampin’ Up! colors.  Vicki Dutcher (vdutcher), SCS member, was the wonderful host who selected these colors for the challenge.  I love blues and yellows together, so I enjoyed this challenge; it was a great color combination.

Vicki offered “dessert” if leaves were included in participants’ submission.  As you can see, they are part of the floral image on my card.

I stamped the floral image in VersaMark, added white embossing powder, and heat set it. I used the ZIG pens to watercolor the floral image, using colors as close as possible to those for the challenge. I got a little heavy-handed with the blue color at first, as this was the first time I’ve used the ZIG pens. After completion, I fussy cut the image and adhered it to a double-stitched Whisper White circle that is framed with a Garden Green double-stitched frame.

I used Daffodil Delight card stock for my card base.  I added a piece of designed acetate for the first layer, and it is from an old SU designer series paper (don’t recall the name). Then I used a old and wide piece of blue SU ribbon, stamping on my “Thank You” greeting.

I hope you enjoy the card!



Stamps: SU Birthday Blooms, ODBD Many Thanks
Paper: SU Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, and Watercolor Paper
Paper Size: A2
Ink: ZIG Clean Color Pens, SU Basic Black
Accessories: ODBD Double Stitched Circles, SU Acetate, Blue Ribbon, VersaMark, White Embossing Powder, and Wonder Tape
Techniques: Water Coloring


SU Fifth Avenue Floral

God’s Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs By Beverly Polen

Romans 16:17  

I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.”

Greeting Card Kids Stamp Set


 Living in FL does not allow me to enjoy the beautiful Fall season that I was so use to when I lived in N.VA.  Every year at this time, I have my friend, Sandy, send me pictures of her beautiful surroundings in PA so I can enjoy the Fall colors.  Missing the Fall colors prompted me to produce the following card made with the Stampin’ Up! Greeting Card Kids Stamp Set.  Also, I decided to take a stab at water coloring.  Please let me know what you think!
Greeting Card Kids Stamp Set
Greeting Card Kids Stamp Set
All products used to develop this card are from Stampin’ Up!, and are found HERE.
Stamp Sets:  Greeting Card Kids (item 120633); Got Treats (120627); and Plant Hope (120540)
Classic Ink (Ink Refills):  Pear Pizzazz (119674); Blushing Bride (119676); Pumpkin Pie (119672); Daffodil Delight (121604); Bashful Blue (105146); Marina Mist (121605); More Mustard (101990); Cajun Craze (121603); Always Artichoke 105177); and retired Blush Blossom
Paper:  Watercolor (105019); Cajun Craze (119684); More Mustard (100946); and Pear Pizzazz (119795)
Accessories:  In Color Glimmer Brads (121005; Pear Pizzazz); Photo Corner Punch (119878); and Aqua Painter (103954); 1/16″ Handheld Punch (101227); Sticky Strip (104294); and 2-Way Glue Pen (100425)
God’s Blessings to You!
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Parrish, FL