89 posts categorized "Donna"

12/08/2017

Fri 08

Merry and Bright
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

I hope you are all having a great week and getting into the holiday spirit!  Today I have a quick and easy card to help you with one of your favorite holiday traditions.

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To create this card I sponged Lucky Clover Distress Ink on white cardstock and misted it with water.  Once the ink was dry I spattered the card front with gold paint and adhered this to a cranberry cardstock mat layer, which is glued to a white card base.

I die cut the "May Your Days" from white and cranberry cardstock.  From the cranberry die cut, I trimmed the words merry and bright and glued those on top of the white die cut.  I adhered this to the card front, then painted the star gold and glued that above the word "may".

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I hope you have a great weekend!

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11/30/2017

Thu 30

Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Now we are officially in Christmas mode, so I have a fairly easy Christmas card for you to make in honor of the season.

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  • Die cut the "Snowy Tree Circle" in the middle of a white cardstock card layer.
  • Die cut a second tree circle from white cardstock and cut off the tree to use on the card.
  • Glue the die cut card layer to a cranberry card base and spatter the center of the circle with white acrylic paint.
  • Add green glitter to the trees and used foam tape to adhere the extra tree. 
  • Die cut and colored the elf and then used foam tape to adhere him to the card front. 
  • To finish the card, stamp the sentiment and add a few snowflakes.

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired to create a few holiday cards for yourself!

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11/17/2017

Fri 17

New Enchanting Snowglobe Deep Edge Die
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday!

Today I am featuring the Enchanting Snowglobe Deep Edge Die from the new Winter 2017 Collection from Memory Box.

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If you have been following the blog posts this week, you have seen so many creative projects using the new Deep Edge dies.  These dies are designed to cut through many layers of material. Felt, fabric and acetate are just some of many examples!

For my project I used a combination of felt, thin cork board and heavy weigh watercolor paper.  I was able to cut through three layers of each material using the new metal shim that was designed to use with the deep edge dies.  That way you can prep several projects at once.

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I die cut the trees, house and "Let it Snow" from heavy weight watercolor paper and inked them with distress inks. To incorporate different textures I die cut the snow hill and globe from felt and the base of the snow globe from metallic cork paper. I glued them together and moved onto the snow! I dotted on white acrylic paint to create a snowing effect, as well as adding some to the house and trees. While the paint was wet I added my favorite part, glitter! I felt like the ornament was missing something but was not sure what. I was looking around my craft room and came across some batting and thought "this could work as smoke!". I torn a small piece off and glued it beneath the chimney to add some more dimension to the house. Lastly, to give the ornament a finished look and add stability I cut an addition snow globe from felt and placed my string in between the two layers.  

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Want a chance to win your own deep edge die?  Leave a comment to this post as well as the other designer posts through Friday, November 17th.  Three people at random will be chosen from all the comments to win the deep edge die of their choice.  The more days you leave a comment, the more chances you have to win! (Limit one comment per person per day).  Good luck!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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11/08/2017

Wed 08

Dashing Through the Snow
by Donna Sledzik

Hi everyone!

Today I have a Christmas card featuring a cute elf from the Playtime Elves clear stamp set along with his reindeer friend from the Dashing with Reindeer clear stamp set.

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To create this card, I started by sponging Broken China Distress Oxide onto watercolor paper.  I misted the ink lightly with water and dried with the heat tool, and spattered the background with white and black ink.  

Next, I die cut the frame from white cardstock.  The frame was cut using one of dies from the Scalloped Stitch Fancy Frame die set.  The frame is rectangle shape, so I cut a piece off to form a square instead.  This was glued to the card front at an angle. 

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I stamped the elf, the reindeer, and Christmas lights from watercolor paper and colored and cut them out.  I glued a piece of twine from the elf to the reindeer and used foam adhesive to adhere them to the front of the card.  I applied some texture paste underneath the sleigh and sprinkled it with glitter.  

I stamped and embossed the sentiment on licorice cardstock and cut it out by following the curved line of the saying.  Using foam adhesive, I glued this to the card.

To finish the card, I glued a piece of washi tape to a strip of white cardstock and adhered this to the back of the card front.  Using foam tape, I adhered this to a Cranberry notecard.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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10/30/2017

Mon 30

Halloween Greetings
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have my final Halloween card for the 2017 season. 

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I was playing with alcohol ink backgrounds, and thought this one looked like a great Halloween background.  

To create this background I took Butterscotch, Terra Cotta, Lettuce, Purple Twillight and Gold Metallic Mixative alcohol inks and added drops of each ink onto Yupo paper.  Then I brushed across the paper with rubbing alcohol and dried it with my heat tool. To add a little more interest to the background I spattered it with rubbing alcohol and dried it once again with the heat tool.  

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I die cut the spider web in the top right hand corner of the card and mounted this to a white cardstock layer.  The word "Greetings" was die cut and embossed with gold embossing powder and then glued to a strip of vellum paper.  I adhered this to the card front and then stamped and embossed the word "Halloween" to the card front. 

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To finish the card, I glued a spider to the web and mounted my card front to a Licorice cardstock layer, which I then adhered to a white card base.

I hope you enjoyed todays card and have a Happy Halloween!

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10/20/2017

Fri 20

Trick or Treat
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a great Halloween card for you, which mixes new with old.  The Halloween Sideshow stamp set is one of my favorite Halloween sets.

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To create this card use the smallest rectangle from the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die set to cut three rectangles from white cardstock, save the cardstock for a card layer. Ink the cut rectangles using Twisted Citron distress ink. Mist them with water and let dry.  Using the Circle Web Collage die, cut two webs from Licorice cardstock, cut them apart and glue onto the sponged rectangle pieces.  

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Using foam tape I adhered the saved white die cut card layer to a Licorice cardstock layer, which is glued to a white card base.  I spattered the card with black ink.  

I inserted the rectangles back into place on the card front.  Because the white cardstock layer is popped up and the rectangles are glued flat to the Licorice cardstock layer, they create a window.  In the window I placed the stamped and colored Halloween images and the sentiments,  which were stamped on Licorice cardstock strips and embossed using white embossing powder. 

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To finish the card I added some orange Nuvo Dots, and that's it!

I hope you enjoyed todays card, and have a great day!

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09/29/2017

Fri 29

Halloween Greetings
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone,

Today I have another Halloween card using dies from the fall release.  These little mummies are so cute!

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To make this card,  I used a piece of watercolor paper as my card front and used Wilted Violet distress ink to watercolor the background. 

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Next, I die cut the mummies and pumpkins from watercolor paper and colored them with distress inks.  The mummies were lightly sponged with Black Soot distress ink and the pumpkins were painted using Carved Pumpkin distress ink.  I glued scrap pieces of black cardstock behind the mummies eyes. Using Licorice cardstock, I die cut the word "greetings" and inked it with Versa Mark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.    The word Halloween was stamped in the upper left corner of the card and embossed with black embossing powder.

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To finish the card, I glued a piece of washi tape to the bottom of the card front and adhered the mummies and pumpkins to the card, using foam tape to raise some of them from the card surface.

The word "greetings" was glued to a strip of vellum and then adhered to the bottom right of the card.  To finish off, I glued the card front to a Concord Grape notecard and then the card was done!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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09/20/2017

Wed 20

Happy Halloween
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning!

Welcome to day three of the Halloween Blog Blitz!  This week there will be many Halloween card ideas featuring the new dies, as well as a chance to win prizes!  So come back each day to be inspired by the design team!

For my card today, I am featuring several new dies to create my Halloween scene.

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For my card I die cut the Circle Web Collage, in the center, top portion of a white piece of cardstock.  The Curved Stitched Hillside, I also cut from white cardstock and lightly inked the edge with black ink.  I die cut the House Trio from Licorice cardstock and glued them behind the hill.  For the background behind the spider web, windows and doors, I sponged white cardstock with several colors of distress ink and glued them behind the die cuts.

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I adhered the spider web card front to a licorice cardstock layer using foam tape,and glued that to a persimmon card base.  I once again used foam tape to glue the houses and hill to the card front.  The card front is spattered with black ink.  The sentiment I stamped and embossed on a licorice strip of cardstock.  

Would you like a chance to win the Circle Web Collage die?  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Sunday, September 24th at 11:59 pm EST.  One comment at random will be chosen to win!

Thanks for stopping by today and Good Luck!

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09/13/2017

Wed 13

Happy Halloween
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a Halloween card which features some new dies from the fall release.  Next week there will be a blog blitz showcasing the 2017 fall release so please come back and check it out.

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To make this card, I started with a piece of licorice cardstock  which was die cut using one of the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles.  The rectangle die I used was a little smaller than my licorice layer so I got a thin frame when I cut it out.  I glued the frame to a white card base.  Next I die cut the spider web in the center of the licorice die cut rectangle.  For the background behind the spider web I used a scrap piece of acrylic painted paper from another project.  

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I glued this spider web layer to the card base and then spattered the card front with orange paint.  The bats were die cut from white cardstock and adhered to the card front.  I stamped the Happy Halloween on a strip of persimmon cardstock and glued to the card.  

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To finish the card I added some black bling to the bats eyes and a black button.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

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09/08/2017

Fri 08

Christmas Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a Christmas card featuring one of the new stamp sets from the fall release.  The images lend themselves so well with the slider dies!

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To create this card I started by inking the top portion of a piece of cardstock using Broken China Distress Oxide ink.  I then adhered this to a white card base and stamped my sentiment on the bottom of the cardstock.  

Next, I die cut white cardstock with the stitched trees, inked them with Mowed Lawn Distress ink, and glued them behind a piece of white cardstock that has been cut with the Stitched Curved die.  After that, I cut the slider in the hill and attached this to the card front using foam tape. Next, I stamped, colored and die cut the bear, Santa hat, and trees. 

I used the penny method to create the sliding bear and placed it in the slider. (There are many ways to create slider cards, which you can easily find on YouTube.) 

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To finish the card, I spattered it with white ink and added some red bling to the trees.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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