118 posts categorized "Donna"

10/19/2018

Fri 19

Good Cheer
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a fall themed card that could be used for many occasions.  I used the same Distress Oxide Ink technique as I did on my previous post for the background behind the leaf.  

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When I play with different ink techniques I like to use a whole sheet of paper to create backgrounds, that way I can quickly use them for other projects. 

For this card I die cut the leaf from metallic gold cardstock and adhered it to my prepared background. Then I glued it to a white and kraft cardstock layer.

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On a strip of metallic cardstock, I inked the horizontal stripe border with Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I adhered it to the letf side of my card front.

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I glued the leaf panel to the card front and stamped the sentiment below it.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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10/12/2018

Fri 12

Wishing Card
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I have a Halloween theme birthday card.  I have several friends that have birthdays in October that share my love of Halloween, so why not a Halloween birthday card!

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To make this card I created a Distress Oxide inked background which I used behind the lamp die cut.  I applied various colors of oxide inks to my craft mat and sprayed them with plain water.  I took a piece of glossy cardstock and ran it through the inks.  I used the heat tool to dry each layer before adding more ink.

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Once the ink was dry on the paper, I used a blending tool with a foam applicator to apply Micro Glaze over the top of the inked paper.  This will brighten up your color and bring out the layers of ink (I forgot to take a picture of the color before the glaze was applied).

Next I die cut the Hanging Lantern Frame from black cardstock and used only the inside circle portion of the die cut.  I lightly applied Prima gold paste wax to the die cut to give it a vintage look.  

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I glued a piece of vellum behind the lantern and adhered the lantern die cut to the circle I cut from my background paper.

Using watercolor paper I inked the background for my card front with the same distress oxide inks and adhered my lantern die cut to the card front. 

I die cut the bats and the word "wishing" from black cardstock and glued those to the card front.  I stamped my sentiment using a couple of sentiments and masked off the words I didn't want to use.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have a great weekend!

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09/28/2018

Fri 28

Halloween Greetings
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I took a break from Christmas cards to bring you a Halloween project!  I did use one of the new holiday dies, Pine Wreath, for a Halloween wreath. It's fun to look for versatility in your stamps and dies.

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I also used washi tape to create my background in keeping with our September's Tape Challenge.  

I die cut the Circle Web Frame in the center of a piece of watercolor paper, and masked off the web and added washi tape across my card to create stripes.

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I used a flat watercolor brush and paint to fill in the stripes.  Once the paint was dry I slowly peeled off the washi tape.  If your tape seems to be hard to lift off, use your heat gun to warm the adhesive on the tape and peel off.

I sponged white cardstock with Twisted Citron Distress ink to create the background behind the web.  I glued that behind the web and adhered this to a black cardstock background piece, which I glued to a white card base. 

I die cut the pine wreath several times from black cardstock and glued them around my circle web.  

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To finish the card I die cut the word greetings from black cardstock and glued that to the card front.  Then I added a spider and orange bling to further embellish the card.

I hope you have a great weekend!

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09/12/2018

Wed 12

Joy to the World
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I'm showing  you how to create the "Tape Challenge" card I did for this month.

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I randomly placed washi tape on a white cardstock  card layer, and die cut the Pine Tree Deer Collage in the middle of the paper.  I also die cut the deer from black cardstock and used only the deer head from that.

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I glued the washi tape background to a white card base and spattered the middle with black ink.  I adhered the black deer head to the card on top of the washi tape.  I spattered the deer with white ink.  

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I stamped and embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and layered that to a kraft and white cardstock mat.

To finish the card,  I added a few snowflake embellishments.

I hope this inspired you to get out that washi tape and join the challenge!

Have a great weekend!

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08/31/2018

Fri 31

Joy Card
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone!

I can't believe it's Labor Day weekend.  I am so happy that the end of summer is in site and hopefully we will have some cooler weather!

For my card today I used the alcohol ink stamped background I created in my last post on August 23rd.

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I inked the edges of the background with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss distress inks. 

I adhered a piece of washi tape to a strip of cardstock and glued that to the center of the background.  Next I glued that to a red cardstock mat and adhered it to a white card base.

I die cut the joy from red cardstock and glued it to a white stitched circle die cut.  I lightly inked the edge of the circle with Peeled Paint distress ink and adhered it to a plain red die cut circle. This I adhered to the card front using foam tape.

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I die cut some pine wreath branches from green cardstock and glued those to the left side of the circle.

To finish the card I added some red beads and clear drops to further embellish it.

I hope you all have a great Labor Day weekend and thanks for stopping by today!

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08/23/2018

Thu 23

Merry Christmas to you
Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have another Christmas card featuring products from the latest holiday release.  

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Since I had my alcohol inks out from my last post, I decided to play with the new Alcohol Lift Ink for my card today.  

I inked a piece of Yupo paper with various green alcohol inks and made a stamp by die cutting the Pine Wreath from a piece of fun foam.  I adhered the die cuts to a clear acrylic block using repositionable adhesive. 

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 I inked the stamp with the alcohol lift ink and stamped into the inked background.  The great thing about this ink is that you can now stamp the image onto cardstock.  I wiped the ink from the background to remove the ink to reveal your stamped image. Tim Holtz has a great video showing how to use this ink pad.  

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You can see the stamped image to the right of the picture ( always clean the ink off your stamp before you apply the ink again, otherwise you will transfer the color to your ink pad).  I will be using that background for another card.

I die cut a circle in the middle of the inked card front and adhered it to a white cardstock mat.  

Using red cardstock I die cut the pine wreath about 5 times and glued the branches around the circle opening.

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I stamped, colored, and die cut the bunny and adhered it to the center of the circle.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed on a strip of red cardstock and glued to the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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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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