103 posts categorized "Donna"

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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04/30/2018

Mon 30

Happy Thoughts
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for some card making fun.  I have a bright, fun, happy card to go with our beautiful spring weather.

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To create this card, I stamped the floral wreath image on watercolor paper, using Versa Mark ink pad and then heat embossed the image using white embossing powder.  

I sponged the whole stamped background piece using several colors of Distress Oxide Inks.  I started in the center of the paper using Fossilized Amber ink, next Carved Pumpkin and finished with Picked Raspberry.  With a dry tissue, I wiped across the embossed image to remove any ink left on top of the embossing.

Next, I removed ink from the leaves and flowers with a paintbrush and plain water.  I loaded my paint brush with the water and painted inside the flowers and then blotted them with a dry paper towel. I continued this process for all the leaves and flowers.  Not all of the ink will be removed, but they will be noticeably lighter. I saw a video that Jennifer McGuire did, and since then have seen many more on YouTube.

I dried my paper and then went in with colored pencils to add some contrasting color to the stamped image.  This is a small image so you don't see as much detail as in a larger stamped imaged.  I used a blender pen to soften the colored pencil. 

I spattered the paper with pain water, blotted that it with a dry towel, and spattered it with gold ink. 

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I die cut the word "happy" from gold foil paper and glued this to a strip of vellum paper. I adhered this to the card front and gold embossed the word "thoughts" underneath the vellum strip.  

To finish the card, I used foam adhesive to adhere the card front to a white cardstock mat, which I then glued to a pink mat.  These I glued to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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04/25/2018

Wed 25

Happy Birthday to You
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone.

Today I have a card that features another new die from the spring release, and a beautiful embossed background paper from Birch Press Design called Cabbage Rose red handmade paper.

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To create this card I die cut the Cheery Flower Collage in the center of a white cardstock mat layer. Then I cut my red embossed paper slightly larger than the white card layer and glued that to the red paper. 

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I spattered the front of the card with gold ink and adhered my stamped sentiment using foam adhevesive.  

To finish the card I added some black epoxy embellishments to the flower centers. 

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Have a great day!

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04/11/2018

Wed 11

Seas the day
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a clean and simple card for you featuring one of the new dies from the spring release.  

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To make the card I die cut the Sailboat Circle Frame from watercolor paper.  I did not use the sky portion of the die cut.  The water, boat and sails were all colored with distress oxide inks.  

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The card front is watercolor paper that I sponged with Distress Oxide Ink.  I started sponging the ink from the center outward, having my darkest color in the center and fading the color as it went out to the edge of the paper.  I misted the Smash stencil with plain water and then placed the stencil, water side down, onto the inked watercolor paper.  I placed a piece of paper towel on top of the stencil and lightly pressed it down. Leave this in place for a minute or so and then lift off the stencil.  I used a heat tool to dry the paper.  Once the paper is dry you see a soft look where the water on the stencil removed some of the ink.

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To assemble the card I glued the Sailboat Circle Frame die elements to the card front, and stamped the sentiment on a black strip of cardstock, and adhered that to the card.  I adhered the card front to a black cardstock mat, which I then glued to a white card base.

To finish off the card I used a black marker to add some details to the boat and water. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card!

Have a great day!

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03/24/2018

Sat 24

To the Sweetest
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

I hope you're having a great weekend.  Today I have a cute card which can be used as a Easter card or an all occasion card, and the best part of all, it's quick and easy!

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To make this card I stamped the bunny in the center of a piece of white cardstock.  I masked the bunny and then stamped the cake stand to make it look as if the bunny was standing on it.  I colored the stamped images with colored pencils and mounted this to a piece of black cardstock, and then adhered it to a piece of green cardstock.  

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I used foam adhesive to glue it to a white notecard, that has washi tape adhered on the right hand side of the card.  I stamped the sentiment underneath the mounted image.

To finish the card I added a pom pom to the bunny and a few black epoxy embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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03/15/2018

Thu 15

Bee Yourself
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a card for you featuring some new products from the Memory Box Spring 2018 release.

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To create this card I die cut the Honeycomb Stitched Circle Frame in the center of white cardstock.  Next I die cut the Sweet Honeybee and Forget Me Not Blooms from watercolor paper and painted them.  I also painted a piece of watercolor paper to place behind the die cut honeycomb circle.

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I spattered the white cardstock layer, that the honeycomb was die cut from, with black paint and glued the yellow watercolored piece behind the circle.  I then glued the honeycomb circle frame into the die cut circle and glued this to a lilac cardstock layer.  Using foam tape I adhered this to a white card base. 

 I glued the flower stem to the card and then adhered the bee and flowers using foam adhesive.  To finish I glued pearls to the flower centers to add some dimension.

The sentiment I stamped with black ink in the bottom right hand corner.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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02/26/2018

Mon 26

Sea you Soon
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Today's card is a reminder that beach days are soon to come.  

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To create this card I die cut the new Underwater Sealife die in the center of a piece of white cardstock.  I used distress oxide inks to color the die cut and spattered the cardstock with distress ink.  I also die cut the Under the Sea Collage from white cardstock and used only the fish from that die cut.  I cut another piece of white cardstock the same size as the die cut card layer and sponged distress oxide inks on it.  I stamped the sentiment on the bottom right corner of the card front and then used foam tape to adhere it to the inked background. 

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I glued the card front to a white cardstock mat, which was then adhered to a sky notecard.  To finish the card I glued a few epoxy embellishments to the front.

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Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great week!

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02/21/2018

Wed 21

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have another spring birthday card for you.  We had 6" of snow over the weekend, but today is a beautiful sunny day with temperatures in the high 60s!  I am happy to say the snow is gone!  So today's card was inspired by spring colors and flowers.

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I started this card by sponging the white cardstock layer with Broken China Distress Oxide ink.  I misted it lightly with plain water and dried it with a heat tool.  Then I used Heidi Swapp's gold ink to spatter the background.

Next I die cut the Jumbo Peony and Fine Cut Leaves twice from watercolor paper which had double sided tape applied to the back of the paper.  I did this to keep all the tiny parts of the flowers and leaves inside the die cut, since I wanted them to be a solid image.

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To color the flowers and the leaves I used Distress Oxide inks and Claritystamp brushes to apply the ink.  I like using the brushes to achieve a nice soft color.  Once I was done coloring the die cuts I glued them to the card front.  

I die cut the Happy Birthday from watercolor paper and adhered it to the card front.

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To finish the card, I glued the card front to a white cardstock layer which was then adhered to a Peony notecard using foam tape.  I glued on a few epoxy embellishments to complete the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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02/09/2018

Fri 09

Floral Bloom Card
by Donna Sledzik

Hi everyone!

 It has been a rough week with all this winter weather, so I'd like to inspire you with a spring themed birthday card.

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To create this card I die cut the Floral Bloom Oval Frame three times, once from watercolor paper and twice from gold metallic paper.  I kept the inside pieces from the watercolor die cut and taped them in the back to keep the pieces in place.  I sponged the die cut with Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint Distress inks.  

For the card front I applied Antique Linen, Peeled Paint and a little Picked Raspberry distress ink to the paper and misted it with water to blend the inks. I spattered the card front with gold ink.  Once the paper was dry I glued the watercolor die cut to the card front.  I only glued the oval frame and not the flowers so that I could tuck some of the gold die cuts behind the flowers.

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I took one of the gold die cuts and glued it on top of the watercolor one, and the second one I cut the flowers and leaves apart and tucked them behind the other flowers.  Once the flowers were in place,  I glued all the other flowers down.  

I stamped and embossed the sentiment on a strip of cardstock and sponged the edges with Peeled Paint distress ink.  Using foam tape I adhered this to the card front.

To finish the card I glued the card front to a green cardstock layer and adhered this to a white card base.  I added some pink Nuvo dots to add a little texture.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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01/29/2018

Mon 29

Sending my Llove
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning!

I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for a new week, hopefully including some card making!  I hope to inspire you with another cute Llama card.

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To make this card, start by die cutting the heart frame from white cardstock and glue this to a white cardstock layer that was cut the same size as the frame.  Tie a ribbon around the card layer and adhere this to a black card base.

Die cut the grass circle frame and a plain circle the same size for the background from white cardstock.  Sponge the plain circle with Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron Distress inks and mist with water to blend the inks.  Stamp, color and die cut the llama and glue that onto the inked circle.  Adhere the grass circle die cut on top of the circle and glue this to the card front using foam adhesive.  

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To finish the card, stamp the sentiment in the bottom right corner and embellish the card with pink pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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