106 posts categorized "Donna"

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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01/19/2018

Fri 19

Llama fun
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Llamas are all the rage right now and I couldn't wait to play with this new stamp set, "Llama Love".   This card covers two of my favorite things, llamas and coloring!

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This card was so easy to make!  Simply stamp the llamas on white cardstock in a random manner and color with colored pencils!  Use could use any coloring method that works for you. I used a gray marker to add shading behind the llamas to give them some depth.

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Once you have the images colored, adhere the card front to a black cardstock layer and glue that to a white notecard.  

To finish the card stamp and emboss your sentiments on black cardstock and glue it to the card front along with embellishments.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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01/13/2018

Sat 13

Sending my love
by Donna Sledzik

Hi everyone,

Welcome a final bonus day of our Blog Blitz!  I hope you've enjoyed all the creative posts using the latest Memory Box products.  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so I hope to inspire you to create a cute card for that special someone.

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For my card today I wanted to use this cute seal, so that was my starting point.  I die cut him from gray cardstock and inked the edges with Hickory Smoke distress ink.  To have the facial features show up I glued a piece of black cardstock on the back of the die cut.  

Next I die cut the Stitched Heart Frame and the Heart Frame from silver glitter paper. I only used the heart cut outs from the die cuts and saved the other parts for another project.  I die cut the Stitched Heart Frame once again using white cardstock and only used the frame portion for this project. 

I stamped and embossed the sentiment on black cardstock.  Now that all the components of my card are done it is time to create the background.

I sponged Candied Apple distress ink onto white cardstock and misted it with plain water.  Once this is dry I spattered the background with black ink.

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Adhere all the die cuts to the card front as shown.  I used foam tape to glue the seal and the sentiment onto the card.

To finish the card I glued the card front to a black card layer which was then adhered to a white card base.

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Would you like a chance to win the Sweet Seal die?  Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, January 14th, by 11:59pm EST.  Winners will be posted on the blog on January 15th.  Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by!

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12/29/2017

Fri 29

Happy New Year
by Donna Sledzik

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Next up is New Years, and I hope it is a happy and healthy one for all of you!

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For my New Year's card I die cut the Woodland Oval from black cardstock and embossed it with aged black embossing powder from Stampendous.  It gives the die cut a nice shimmer and texture.

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To create the background for the card I sponged Broken China Distress Oxide Ink over a white cardstock layer, using masks for the moon and the hills.  

Remove the masks and use the circle that the mask was cut from as a stencil and ink the moon with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink.  I used the reverse mask and inked the hills with the same ink.

I spattered the background with white acrylic paint.  Once the paint was dry I glued my die cut to the background.  

I sponged Broken China Distress Oxide ink onto a white cardstock strip and stamped the saying with black ink.  Using foam adhesive I adhered  the sentiment to the card front.

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To finish the card I glued the card front to a white card base and embellished the card with some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Donnasignature

12/14/2017

Thu 14

Build a Snowman
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

We're getting close to Christmas!  I love making cards this time of year with the  wonderful dies and stamps from Memory Box which are so inspiring.  For today's card I couldn't resist using the cute "Build a Snowman" die set.  

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To make this card I used texture paste and the Snowflake stencil to create the background of the card front.  Once the texture paste dried, I glued the card front to a red cardstock mat and glued that to a white card base. 

I die cut all the card elements from watercolor paper and used distress inks to color them. For the fur on the snowman's hat and the snow in the background I used a Snow Writer, which puffs up once it is heated with a heat tool. I assembled the snowman and then adhered him to the snowglobe.  Once the snowglobe was assembled I added the snow to the background. 

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Before I glued the snowglobe to the card front, I tied twine around it and embellished it with a bow and bell.  

To finish the card I glued a snowflake to the top right of the snowglobe.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

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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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