112 posts categorized "Donna"

08/17/2018

Fri 17

Snow Much Fun
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

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For today's card I was inspired by Dave's Alcohol Scrunch Background video that he posted on August 10th, on the blog.  If you've not seen it yet, please take the time to do so to see how I created my background.  That was my inspiration for the sky on my card and it worked great with the new product release!

I created my alcohol ink background on Yupo Paper and then die cut the Snowy Circle from that. 

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These backgrounds are so addicting to make and I am sure I will use them in other posts!

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I can see some Christmas and Halloween projects using these backgrounds.

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To make this card I die cut the Mountain Valley die in the center of a white cardstock layer.  I sponged the mountains with Hickory Smoke distress ink and glued the snow circle behind the mountains.  I adhered this to a silver metallic card mat and I used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.  

Next I die cut a stitched circle frame from silver cardstock to frame the mountain scene. 

I stamped, colored, and die cut the penguins and adhered them to the card front using foam tape.

 

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To finish the card I stamped the sentiment, glued the mountain caps on top of the mountains, and added a snowflake embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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08/10/2018

Fri 10

Joy
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to day 5 of  the Memory Box Blog Blitz!

I hope you are enjoying all the design team's inspiring posts!

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There are so many wonderful products in this new release that it was hard to decide what to use!  I loved the simplicity of the Joy Circle die so I thought I would start with that as my focal point.

I began by adhering a piece of plaid washi tape to the left side of my card front. I placed my joy die in middle of the card and die cut it.  This left me with a circle that was cut through the washi tape as well as the cardstock and the die cut image.  I was able to peel off the washi tape from my die cut, but if you have difficulty peeling the tape off, just die cut another one from white cardstock.

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Next I spattered the background with black ink and stamped a few music notes on the card front.  Then I adhered this to a red mat layer and glued it to a white card base.

I glued the Joy die cut inside the circle.

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Next I stamped and embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder on a strip of black cardstock.  The sentiment said "joy to the world" but I masked the word joy and used the rest of the sentiment for my card. I stamped, colored and die cut the bunny and glued it to the sentiment strip of paper.  I used foam tape to adhere it to the card front. 

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I hope I inspired you today!

How would you like a chance to win the Joy Circle craft die?

Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, August 12th.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  The winner will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, August 13th at 6 pm EST.

Good Luck!

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07/25/2018

Wed 25

Christmas in July
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

I know it's hard to think of the holidays when the summer heat is on, but (believe it or not) it's only 153 days until Christmas!  

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To make this card, I used the Wave Ribbon Collage Frame die to create snowbanks instead of waves for my card front.  I just cut away a few wave lines and glued a few wave die cut pieces to create the snowbanks on the bottom.

Next, I cut a background piece of paper the same size as the frame, sponged Broken China Distress Ink onto the paper, and glued the wave die cut onto the sponged paper. I used a white pen to add some snow dots to the background.

I adhered the finished background to a red cardstock mat and glued that to a white cardstock layer.  I die cut a scalloped stitch frame from white cardstock, glued that to a red cardstock layer, and adhered it to a white card base.

I stamped, colored, and die cut the snowman, glued it to the front of the card, and used texture paste underneath the snowman for snow.

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To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment, glued a pom pom to the snowman's hat, and added some snowflakes to the card front.  

I know we're still a long way off from winter, but I hope I've inspired you to get a jump start on your Christmas cards! Like all of you, I'm looking forward to using the new release that's just come out; you can expect to see some of the new products in my next post.

Have a great day!

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07/13/2018

Fri 13

Celebrate
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone,

Today I created a quick summer card for you featuring the new Wave Ribbon Collage die. 

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I started by die cutting the wave collage from white cardstock.  

Next I cut a piece of watercolor paper the same size as my wave panel.  I sponged the watercolor paper with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink and misted it with plain water.  Once the paper was dry I adhered the wave die to the inked watercolor paper.

I stamped, colored and die cut the boat and glued it to the front of the wave panel.

I die cut the waves from white cardstock and glued those in front of the boat.

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Next I glued the prepared panel to a white cardstock mat layer and stamped the sentiment.

I glued the white card layer to red cardstock mat layer which was then adhered to a white card base.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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07/05/2018

Thu 05

Thanks
by Donna Sledzik

Hi everyone!

Today I have another card featuring a few more dies from the 2018 Summer Release.

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For this card I used Blueprint Sketch Distress ink to create the background.  I applied the ink to my glass mat, misted it with water and dipped my white cardstock into the ink.  

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Once the ink was dry, I glued a strip of vellum across the middle of the cardstock and adhered this to a red cardstock mat.  Then I glued this to a white cardbase. 

I die cut the Hutton Wreath from white cardstock and glued that to the card front.  

The word Thanks was die cut from red cardstock for the shadow, and white for the word.  This I glued over the die cut wreath.

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To finish, I used some Crystal Nuvo drops to further embellish the card . 

I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!

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06/27/2018

Wed 27

You Make Me Smile Card
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have another summer card featuring the new Riverbank Oval die.  

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To create this card, I die cut the the Riverbank Oval from white cardstock, using the oval opening as a stencil for my background.

I used a circle punch to create a mask from a post-it-note and placed that over the sky area before I began sponging my inks on the background.

I used tape to secure the oval die card to my card front and sponged the background using Distress Oxide Inks, using Fossilized Amber, Antique Linen, Broken China and Faded Jeans. (I love the soft color the oxide inks give the background!) I misted the background with plain water to give the sponged area some texture.

Once the area was dry, I removed the circle mask and painted the sun in using Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink. 

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Next, I glued the Riverbank Oval die cut over the sponged background and glued my die cut sailboat in place.  I used a sponge to apply Antique Linen ink to the bottom of the boat and painted the waves under the boat with white acrylic paint.  

I stamped the sentiment on a kraft strip of cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.

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I adhered the card front to a pool cardstock layer, which I glued to a kraft card base, and I finished it off with a few clear embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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06/08/2018

Fri 08

"Outta of this world"
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a quick and easy card which is "outta this world".  

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To create this card I started by die cutting the Starry Ring in the center of a piece of alcohol inked cardstock.  I like to make all sorts of backgrounds and then I save them to create cards.  

I glued the die cut piece to a black cardstock mat, which I then glued to a white cardstock strip that had been spattered with gold ink.

Next I die cut the planet from gold metallic cardstock and glued it to the card front.

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To finish the card I stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered the card front to a black card base.

I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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05/30/2018

Wed 30

Have a Blast!
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone,

Today I have a cute card for a boy's birthday!

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To create this card I started with an alcohol ink background.  I used a piece of glossy black cardstock and applied alcohol inks to it.  Once this was dry I spattered gold and white ink to the background.  I die cut the astronaut once from white cardstock and silver cardstock.  I only used the mask from the silver die cut.  I inked the white suit parts with Hickory Smoke distress ink and drew red stripes on the suit.  

The moon and planet I created from a piece of cardstock that I sponged with distress inks and misted with water and hand cut the moon and planet shapes.  I drew in the craters on the planet with colored pencil. 

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I glued the astronaut, planet and moon to the alcohol inked layer and adhered the sentiment to the card front.  

 Then I glued the prepared card front to a white cardstock layer that had been sponged with Vintage Photo ink, spattered with gold ink and had two strips of washi tape adhered to the cardstock. 

To finish the card I stamped the "Happy Birthday" in the bottom right corner of the card and adhered this to a black card base. 

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Thanks for stopping by today!

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05/25/2018

Fri 25

Whale hello there
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone,

I love this whale image and couldn't resist using it once again for a cute card.

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To create this card I used Versa Mark ink to stamp the large and small whale images on gray cardstock.  I spattered the background with white paint and glued the panel to a black cardstock mat.  

Next I stamped the large whale onto watercolor paper then painted and die cut the image.  I stamped the waves using white ink on vellum paper.  I cut the wave image and glued then to the card front.  Next I adhered the whale image on top of the waves using foam tape.

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The sentiment I stamped onto black cardstock and glued it to the top of the card front.  I glued the card front to a white cardbase and added some clear dots to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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05/12/2018

Sat 12

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a fun birthday card for you, featuring the Rolling Wave Collage die and some playful seals.

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To create this card, I die cut the Rolling Wave from a piece of white cardstock, and then glued it onto a background layer which I painted with watercolors.

I stamped, colored and die cut the seals and the ball, then adhered them to the card front using foam adhesive. 

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I then stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the card and glued the card front to a white notecard.

I hope I inspired you to create a few cards!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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