Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Card Featuring Guneaux Designs' Polished Sliced Rock Technique

Last week I posted a video featuring another version of my new technique called Sliced Rock.  The version in that video is called "Polished Sliced Rock Technique".  The video is posted HERE for you to refer to for the supplies used for the technique and the card below. 

I think this card is beautiful!  Additionally, the card's fold is different from any I've seen.  Note the ribbon that ties the card shut.  The ribbon is the new Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, and it is great to work with!

This is a closeup of the card's element that I created with my new technique.

This is the first portion of the card's inside:

This is the second portion of the card's inside:

So....are you interested in learning how to make this card?  Convey your interest in the comments section, and I'll post complete details.

God's Blessings!

Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Monday, June 18, 2012

Polished Sliced Rock Technique

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a good Father's Day weekend!  Today I am sharing my second version of my Sliced Rock Technique.  This version is called "Polished Sliced Rock".  Here is an example of a flower that is colored by using the technique:

The card created with the above example will be in tomorrow's post.  Below is a video that instructs you on how to create artwork using the Polished Sliced Rock Technique.

The next upcoming video about this technique is for the Feathered and Polished Sliced Rock version.  Don't forget to come back for that!

God's Blessings!

Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day - My Digital Studio

Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there who fulfill their responsibilities as a father!!  May you have a blessed day filled with happiness and the respect you deserve as a good dad!

I developed this Happy Father's Day card with Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio.

Supplies Used:
My Digital Studio
Digital Cardstock:  Garden Green, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Digital Designer Series Paper:  Woodland Walk - 10
Digital Stamp Brush Set: Lovely As A Tree - Pine Bough
Accessories:  Soft Suede Baker's Twine, Early Espresso Brads, and Chocolate Chip Button Latte - Button 1

God's Blessings!

Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Flag Day!

HAPPY FLAG DAY!!!  Did you know that on June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes adopted the Stars and Strips as the official flag of the United States (U.S.)?  That's true!  Consequently, a law was enacted that designated today as Flag Day.  

Flag Day is a day that the President of the U.S. calls on U.S. Government officials to display the flag of the U.S. on all government buildings, and urges people of the U.S. to observe June 14 as Flag Day to celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of our official flag. 

This day is important to my family as it also is my late Dad's birthday.  He LOVED the American Flag, and displayed it everywhere he could as well as purchased anything that had the flag on it.  This card is in celebration of both special events.
Does my flag look like it's waving in the wind like the one above?  I meant for it to. 
God bless the United States of America, and may we look upon our flag in a special way today.

God's Blessings

 Guneaux Designs

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

My Digital Studio Scrapbook Page

It has been a while since I posted a scrapbook page that I developed with My Digital Studio (MDS), therefore, I made one and am sharing it with you today.  After using the Stampin' Up! MDS, I think I will not return to paper scrapbook pages as the software is easy to use and you can create pages a lot faster than when using paper.

The theme of this scrapbook page is my spring flowers.  I planted a Butterfly Bush this Spring, and it truly is attracting butterflies; some that I've not seen often. 

The background paper is from the Twitterpated Kit Digital Download (129332), Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Twitterpated - 7 design.  The Opacity of this design was set at 62, which means to degree to which the paper is opaque.

Can you see what the second layer is?  Look closely and you'll see it is a picture of a Hibiscus flower.  I enlarged the picture to cover the background paper and set the Opacity at 42.  It is a picture of the same Hibiscus plant, but a different flower than that in the right photo box.

The other pictures are of my Peach Cobbler Butterfly Bush, which is attracting beautiful butterflies. 

If you've not tried the My Digital Studio Express Trail for 30 days FREE, I strongly encourage you to do so. 

I hope you enjoy the scrapbook page.  If you have questions, click on the "Ask Questions" button along the bottom of the header of this blog.

God's Blessings!

Guneaux Designs

Monday, June 11, 2012

Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bordering on Romance, and Bitty Banners Framelits

What are your thought about the new Stampin' Up! Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003)?  I really like them.  Actually, all of Stampin' Up! Framelits are really great.  The largest framelit from the Apothecary Accents Framelits was used to produce the centerpiece of this card, which is explained at the end of this post.

This card measures 5-3/4" by 5-1/2", and the card base is Old Olive Cardstock (100702).  The beautiful new Raspberry Ripple Cardstock (126842) from the 2012-2014 In Color Collection is featured on the top portion of the card.  The sentiment is from a retired stamp set and it rests on another new In Color cardstock, Summer Starfruit (126839) and the Raspberry Ripple Cardstock.  Both were made with one of the Bitty Banners Framelits (129267).

This picture provides a different view of the card.

Card's Centerpiece

The following steps were followed to create the centerpiece:

1.  Cut from Whisper White cardstock the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit to create a stencil.

2.  Lay the stencil over a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock and, using daubers, pounce Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, and Old Olive Classic Ink within the stencil.

3.  Cover the largest floral stamp from the Bordering on Romance stamp set with Raspberry Ripple (126856) and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers (100079).  Stamp this image onto the center of the piece below.

4.  Embellish this piece with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117305).

5.  Cut the same framelit from Raspberry Ripple cardstock (5-1/2" x 4-1/4").   Embellish with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175).   Adhere this piece on the upper part of the card base. 

6.  Adhere the centerpiece (step 4) into the Raspberry Ripple cardstock.

7.  Cut another framelit (same size) from Summer Starfruit cardstock (126839).  Following the impression left on the negative, cut out the frame and attach it over the centerpiece.


God's Blessings!

Guneaux Designs

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Guneaux Designs' Sliced Rock Technique - Unpolished

I was playing around with my Stampin' Up! rubber stamp supplies recently and developed a technique that I call the Sliced Rock Technique, which is demonstrated in the video below.  I'm sure you've seen how beautiful sliced rock can be with various patterns and colors.  I think the most beautiful ones have a center pattern that is repeated in the outer layers in varying colors.  You can find images of sliced rock here, if interested.

I call this version Unpolished Sliced Rock Technique.  I used one of the floral stamps from the Stampin' Up! Fabulous Florets Stamp Set for my center image. 

The video below demonstrates the Guneaux Designs Unpolished Sliced Rock Technique


God's Blessings!

Stamping With Guneaux Designs

Monday, June 4, 2012

Video Promised for Today

My friends, I promised you a video today regarding a new technique I developed.  I have worked all day trying to get the video uploaded.  I'm having difficulty with my video editor (Power Director) and I'm afraid it may be tomorrow before I get the video up.  I pray for your understanding!

God's Blessings!
Guneaux Designs

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Cherry on Top, Floral District DSP, and Labels Collection Framelits - Happy Birthday

Don't you love making Stampin' Up! greeting cards for people who are very special to you?  I sure do.  This card is just that ~ a happy birthday card for a very special friend.  It features the new Hostess Stamp Set, A Cherry On Top (125971).  Also featured are the beautiful Floral District Designer Series Paper (126919) and Labels Collection Framelits (125598).


  • Cut a 6" x 12" piece from a 12" x 12" piece of Rich Razzleberry Card Stock, folding it in a 6" square so it opens from the bottom up. 
  • Cut a 5-3/4" square of Floral District DSP, round the edges with the  Stampin' Up! Corner Punch (119871), and adhere to the card base.
  • Using the two largest Labels Collection Framelits, cut two frames; the largest with Rich Razzleberry Cardstock and second one with Lucky Limeade Card Stock.
  • Cover the cake dish top stamp image from the A Cherry On Top Stamp Set with VersaMark ink and stamp onto Whisper White Card Stock.
  • Emboss it with White Embossing Powder (109132).
  • Using Rich Razzleberry and Lucky Limeade inks, stamp the cake dish pedestal and cupcake bottom and top images on the Whisper White Card Stock in appropriate location (see pics).
  • Using Real Red ink, stamp the cherry on top of the cupcake.
  • Cover only the cake dish top with Crystal Effects (101055) and let dry.
  • Cut out the images as one piece and adhere it the Lucy Limeade Card Stock.
  • If desired, place a ribbon bow onto the pedestal.
  • Place foam dimensionals on the back of the Lucky Limeade frame.
  • Adhere it to the Rich Razzleberry frame.
  • Adhere that to the Floral District DSP.
The following pictures are of the recipient of this beautiful card!  Happy Birthday, Lin!

God's Blessings!

Guneaux Designs

Friday, June 1, 2012


Would you like to learn about a new technique I developed using Stampin' Up! Products?  Then you need to return to my blog on MONDAY, June 4th!  I'll have a video to give you explicit instructions on the technique! 

Tie a string around a finger as a reminder to come back (lol)!

God's Blessings!!

Guneaux Designs

Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Catalog is Here!

You've waited and waited!  Now, the launch of the new Stampin Up! 2012-2013 Catalog is here! 

Things to Remember:

The Stampin' Up! ordering system will be down today until Noon Mountain Time to transition to the new catalog.

You may begin ordering at Noon Mountain Time (2:00 p.m. Eastern, 1:00 p.m. Central, 11:00 a.m. Pacific).

Around Noon Mountain Time and maybe a few hours afterward, there most likely will be heavy traffic on the ordering system.  Don't be surprised if there is a delay when ordering. 

Happy New Year to Stampin' Up!

God's Blessings!

Guneaux Designs