71 posts categorized "Donna"

05/26/2017

Fri 26

Whale Hello There
by Donna

Hello everyone!

Since this weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season, I thought I would create a fun summer themed card for you today.

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To create this card I used blue alcohol inks on glossy cardstock to make a background for the whale to hang out on. I stamped the whale and waves on watercolor cardstock and colored the images using distress inks.  The colors of distress ink I used were: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Pumice Stone and Worn Lipstick. 

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To assemble the card I cut out the whale and the waves.  I cut around the whale fin and tucked the waves under it. Glue these to the alcohol background layer and adhere it to a licorice cardstock layer.  Using foam adhesive I glued this to a white card base. Stamp the greeting on the bottom right corner of the card and you're done.

Pretty easy right?

 Thanks for stopping by today and I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend!

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05/19/2017

Fri 19

You're my Anchor
by Donna

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I have a cute summer card featuring a few new stamp sets from the May release.  There are so many cute images that it makes it hard to figure out which ones I wanted to use.

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To make this card, I started with a piece of watercolor cardstock and stamped the waves using Blueprint Sketch distress ink.  With clear water and a paint brush, I brushed over the waves to activate the ink and give a watercolor look to the waves. Next, I spattered the paper with the same Blueprint  Sketch ink and die cut a frame using the Octagon Layers dies. After that, I sponged the frame with Vintage Photo ink and glued it onto the card front.  I stamped the sun inside the frame and watercolored it; the boat, I stamped once on watercolor paper and once on a piece of washi tape and cut them both out.  I only needed to cut the bottom of the boat from the washi tape, and I adhered it to the watercolor paper boat.  

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I stamped my sentiment and anchor using black ink and added a black marker line from the anchor to the boat.  To finish the card, I glued the card front to a Crimson cardstock layer and glued this to a white card base.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend!

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04/28/2017

Fri 28

Ocean Card
by Donna

Hello everyone!

Today I have a ocean theme card for you, featuring some of the summer dies that were just released.

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To make this card I die cut the Seaweed Collage,Windswept Stems and the Swimming Seahorses from watercolor paper and painted them with watercolors.  For the background behind the Seaweed Collage I embossed watercolor paper with the Family of Fish die and watercolored that.  Once it was dry I spattered it with white paint and glued it to a white card base.

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I used foam tape to adhere the seaweed collage die cut to the card and glued the other die cuts in place.  To finish the card I glued some cheesecloth and shells to the bottom of the card and then sprinkled some sand across the cheesecloth.  I added some glass drops to further embellish the card and you're done!

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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04/21/2017

Fri 21

Veggie Card
by Donna

Happy Friday everyone!

For today's card I felt like coloring,so I broke out the veggie stamps and created a fun card.

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To make this card I stamped the veggie images onto watercolor paper using black ink.  To create the oval in the center of the stamped paper I used two Oval die layers.  I wanted to spotlight the center oval so I only painted those images, and the outside frame images I painted with watered down gray paint.

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To finish the card I glued the frame to a licorice cardstock layer and adhered that to a white card base.  Using foam tape I adhered the painted oval in the center of the frame.  The sentiments I stamped on licorice cardstock and embossed them with white embossing powder.  The orange dots are Nuvo dimentional paint.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!  

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04/14/2017

Fri 14

Happy Easter
by Donna

Good morning everyone!

It is hard to believe Easter is this weekend!  Last weekend our yard was covered in snow, and now Easter Sunday is supposed to be 80 degrees. Welcome to New England!  Let's make an Easter card in honor of this crazy season. 

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To make this card die cut the egg in the middle of a white cardstock layer and removed the Happy Easter Egg die cut. Using Wilted Violet distress ink, sponge a watercolor card layer that is cut slightly bigger than the egg layer. Spatter with gold ink and plain water.  Using a Krylon Gold pen, ink the outside edges of the watercolor paper. Glue the white die cut egg layer to the watercolor paper, spatter with gold ink, and adhere the Happy Easter die cut into the egg cut out.  For the flowers, die cut the Antilles Floral Border and the Climbing Vine several times from watercolor paper.  Color the flowers and the vines using distress inks. Cut the flowers off their stems and layer two flowers on top of each other to create each bloom, and cut the vines into pieces to fit around the egg shape.

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To assemble the card, tie a green ribbon around the card front and glue the vines, bow and flowers to the card. Glue this to a white card base using foam tape. The centers of the flowers are made with gold nuvo crystal drops.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you all have a Happy Easter!

P.S. I am sorry that I didn't realize the Happy Easter Egg die that I used was discontinued, but you can create the same look using the the Half a Dozen Egg die set and the Happy Easter Journal Script die.  

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03/31/2017

Fri 31

Oceanside Lighthouse
by Donna

Hello everyone!

Today I have another card for you featuring the Oceanside Lighthouse and Waves die.  I told you this would be one of my favorite dies!

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To make this card I started by painting a watercolor a piece of paper that is die cut using the Rectangle Basics Set. I die cut the lighthouse twice, once from a red stripe piece of patterned paper and once from licorice cardstock.  I saved the windows from the licorice die cut and cut the top of the lighthouse. Glue the top to the striped lighthouse and adhere it to the painted background.  Insert the licorice cardstock windows into the lighthouse. Punch a circle from a yellow scrap piece of paper and glue this to the card front. I used the Seaweed Stalks die and watercolor paper to cut the elements on the side of the lighthouse. They were painted with watercolors. 

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Glue the seaweed stalks and the wave to the prepared card layer. I added some details to the lighthouse with paint and a black ink pen. Spatter the scene with white acrylic paint.  I added texture paste to the bottom of the scene and sprinkled it with sand.  

To finish the card, adhere the prepared card layer to a larger rectangle using foam tape and adhere this to a white card base.  Stamp your sentiment below the scene.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

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03/24/2017

Fri 24

Happy Birthday
by Donna

Good morning everybody!

I have a simple birthday card for you today featuring the Happy Birthday Elegant Script die.  By changing the background colors of card, it could be used for a female or male birthday card.

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To make this card I sponged white cardstock with Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon Distress inks.  The ink was applied darkest at the top and lightest towards the bottom.  Similar to an ombre effect. I placed a stencil over the inked cardstock and sponged over the stencil with Wilted Violet Distress ink, keeping the color the darkest at the top.

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Once the ink was dry I spattered the card with white acrylic paint.  Using licorice cardstock I die cut the Happy Birthday and glued it to the prepared card front.  Adhere the card front to a licorice cardstock layer and use foam tape to glue this to a white card base.  To finish the card I embellished the front with some sequins and used a silver pen to color the stars on the die cut.

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I hope you enjoyed todays card!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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03/10/2017

Fri 10

Oceanside Lighthouse Card
by Donna

Good morning everyone!

I hope you're enjoying all the new dies featured in our blog blitz this week, as well as all the creative projects!  I love lighthouses, so the new Oceanside Lighthouse and Waves will quickly become a favorite die of mine!

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To make this card I cut two pieces of watercolor paper the same size and ran one through the die cut machine using the Cool Cloud Collage die.  I watercolored the plain paper layer.  The die cut paper was inked lightly with vintage photo ink and misted with water (do not ink the clouds). Cover the clouds with a scrap piece of paper and spatter the paper with black ink.  Die cut the lighthouse and waves from watercolor paper.  The solid wave and lighthouse were painted with watercolors. 

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Glue two strips of washi tape to the top left corner of the cloud die cut panel and use foam tape to adhere this to the watercolored panel.  Once again using foam tape adhere the lighthouse to the card front.  Glue the waves in place and add some pieces of cheesecloth to the card front. Tie a piece of jute around the card front and embellish with a button. Glue the card front to a Crimson cardstock layer and adhere this to a White card base. To finish the card, add Black epoxy dots to the top right corner.

I hope you enjoyed todays card and don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the new Oceanside Lighthouse and Waves die.  You have until Sunday, March 12th at 11:59 p.m. EST to leave your comments.

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by today!

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02/10/2017

Fri 10

Sending Love
by Donna

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a card for you which has a spring like feel to it.  It is wishful thinking, considering yesterday we got over 18" of snow!  One can dream.

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To create this card I sponged Spun Sugar Distress ink over a stencil onto watercolor paper.  While the stencil was still on the paper I lightly misted it with water to soften the color.  Once this has dried spatter the background with black watercolor.  The watercolor dries softer than black ink which gives it more of a dark gray look.  I used watercolor paper to die cut the other card elements and painted them with watercolors. Watercolor a strip of paper to match the tire swing and stamp the sentiment using Versa Ink and emboss with white embossing powder.

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Once all the watercolored die cuts were dry I glued them to the front of the card.  I used the Grateful Hearts Die and Sugar Plum cardstock to create the hearts.  Adhere the card front to a Licorice cardstock layer, and glue this to a Sugar Plum card base using foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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01/27/2017

Fri 27

Sending Love
by Donna

Hello everyone!

Today  I have a card for you which mixes the old with the new.  Sometimes with all the new products being shown, we forget about all the older dies and stamps we have in our stash. 

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The first thing I did to create this card is die a watercolor paper card layer, using the Cool Cloud die.  Next I sponged a piece of Sugar Plum cardstock, with Picked Raspberry Distress ink and misted it lightly with water to blend the ink.  The Little Balloon is die cut from Silver glitter cardstock, as is the heart.  The edges of both die cuts are lightly sponged with black ink.

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To assemble the card I placed a piece of washi tape on the left side of the cloud card layer and glued that to the pink card layer.  Glue this to a Licorice cardstock layer and adhere to a white notecard.

Stamp the sentiment "sending love" in the bottom right corner of the card.  I cut a banner from white cardstock and stamped the "xoxo" and glued this to a pink button.  I glued some clear dots to the card front for a final embellishment.

I hope you have a great weekend!

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