76 posts categorized "Donna"

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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01/13/2017

Fri 13

Thinking of you
by Donna

Hello everyone!

The weather is exceptionally mild today, so it inspired me to create a spring like card.

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My card today can be used for many different occasions, and the clean and simple style makes it easy to create.

I used a new die from the 2017 release, and die cut it from white cardstock, which was then adhered to a larger gray cardstock layer.  For the banner I stamped the sentiment on a strip of White cardstock and mounted that to a Sugar Plum strip of cardstock.  

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I added a button, twine and some bling to finish the card!  

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

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01/07/2017

Sat 07

Grateful Hearts Card
by Donna

Hello everyone!

Donna here, with a card featuring some new products from the 2017 Memory Box Spring Collection! 

I hope you've enjoyed all the blog posts this week and have left comments on each post for a chance to win a prize!  Be sure to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the Grateful Hearts die.

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To create this card I die cut watercolor paper and Licorice cardstock using the new Rectangle Basics dies.  Sponge the watercolor paper with Spun Sugar distress ink and mist with water.  Once the ink was dry I spattered the paper with black ink.

The Grateful Hearts, I die cut using silver metallic cardstock and glued to the center of the card front.  I added red stickles to one of the hearts in the die cut.  The sentiment I typed on the computer and glued to the handle of the grater along with a twine bow.

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To finish the card, I used white embossing powder for the happy birthday sentiment on a strip of licorice cardstock. Glue the "Happy Birthday" to the bottom right hand side of the card.  I added some washi tape to the top left and bottom right of the card front. Glue the card front to a licorice cardstock layer, which was the adhered to a white card base.

Remember to leave a comment on the blog posts this week for a chance to win prizes!  You have until 11:59 pm EST on January 8th to leave your comments!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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12/30/2016

Fri 30

Happy Valentine's Day
by Donna

Good morning everyone!

I hope you all had a great holiday! Today I have a card for you which features a few new dies from the Memory Box Valentine release. It's hard to believe we are already moving on from Christmas!

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To make the card, I die cut the Happy Valentines Day Elegant Script, using red glitter paper.  From silver glitter paper I die cut the Classic Hearts and glued them to a white cardstock layer.  Adhere the Happy Valentine die cut over the top of the hearts. 

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I glued this card front to a red glitter cardstock layer and adhered this using foam tape to a white card base.  To finish the card, I embellished it with white sequins.

A few die cuts and you have a quick and easy card!

There are so many beautiful dies in this new release and I hope you are inspired by all the design teams posts this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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12/16/2016

Fri 16

Reindeer Card
by Donna

Happy Friday everyone!

Christmas is creeping up on us!  I have a quick and easy project for you today, in case you need to make any last minute cards to send out before the holidays arrive.

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To create this card, I die cut the Reindeer Scalloped Circle Frame from white cardstock and glued this to a kraft cardstock base which has been spattered with white and black paint. I used a corner round pumch to round the right side corners of the card and stamped my sentiment on the bottom.  

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I adhered a ribbon to the left side of the card and tied some bells with twine for further embellishment.  

It really was quick and easy!  

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend.

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12/09/2016

Fri 09

Secret Cabin Card
by Donna

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Good morning!

We're well into the Christmas season so I thought this Christmas card would be a perfect project for today. 

To create this card I die cut the Secret Cabin from a white cardstock layer.  I inked a branch stamp using Forest Moss Distress Ink and randonly stamped around the cabin die cut.  I then inked the edges of the card layer with the same ink and glued this to a crimson cardstock layer.  Adhere this to a white card base and glue the wreath to the card front and the embellishments to the wreath.

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This card is fairly easy to create and I hope it inspires you make a few of your own.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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