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Tue 07

Thank You Card
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone and welcome to day two of the Blog Blitz!  

For my card today I decided to go with the new Antique Corner Rose Label craft die and a fun alcohol ink background.


I love creating backgrounds to use for future projects. For this card I used a leftover paper towel to make the background. I put the piece of paper towel under my glossy paper when I was using alcohol inks. There was still plenty of ink in the paper towel and I reactivated the ink by squirting blending solution over it. Then I pressed a piece of glossy paper on top of the paper towel and lifted it to reveal my background. I created about 5 backgrounds from that one paper towel. As the paper towel gets drier you can pick up the texture of the paper towel better.

Look at all these fun backgrounds!  It pays not to throw anything away!


I die cut the Rose Label twice from watercolor paper and painted one of the die cuts using Distress Inks.  I put a piece of tape behind the die cuts to keep them in place.


Once the painted die cut was dry I glued it onto my background. I stamped the sentiment onto the label of the die cut and glued that in place on the die cut.  I used only the outline from the second die cut and glued that in place on top of the first die cut.


To finish the card I added a few green Nuvo Drops to the card front.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Would you like to win your own Antique Corner Rose Label die?  Leave a comment to this post by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 12th.  One winner will be selected at random to win the new die.  All winners will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, May 13th at 6pm EST.  Good luck, and I hope you will visit us often this week!






Lovely palette on this pretty card. Fab use of the paper towel to create the pattern.

What a beautiful effect by this paper towel background. I must try this!

A fabulous background! Love it!

Very pretty!!! Fun background and I love the roses!

The colors on your card are soft, feminine and just so lovely. These new message dies are very fun!

Beautiful card! Love these new dies with room for a sentiment.

Súper Hermoso. Gracias por compartir Bellezas y de poder obtener ganar un Die en Blog blits.

Love this pretty die and the way you colored the flowers! Beautiful card!

This is a lovely watercolour card Donna, thanks for the chance to win the beautiful label die : )

Very pretty card!!! I always have room for more rose dies in my collection!!!

I like your use of leftovers.

Your antique rose card is stunnng! Thanks for the paper towel tip

Very pretty background and love how you created. Lovely card - thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks, Donna, for the great tip on using the paper towel to make backgrounds! Your card is lovely & my eye was drawn immediately to that fab background. Love this card!!

I love how you got so many beautiful prints!! That's pretty awesome and your card is just divine. That's a very pretty new die and I sure appreciate the chance to win it.

Such a clever use of your paper towels! I love the colors! Thanks for the chance to win.

That die is great and so is your background making. Amazing what beautiful things can come from simple materials!

Beautiful card with a great technique!

Pretty flowers and I like how you created the background.

I love the paper towel texture and great use of your leftover ink! Awesome card design, Donna! Thanks for all the tips.

I love this - and I never would have thought to reactivate a paper towel with blending solution. So clever! And I love the texture it left, too. Beautiful card.

Another great die. I love those spiral roses!

Beautiful card! I love the background.

So beautiful! Love all of the colors.

What a lovely card you’ve created with this new die! Thank you for all the explanations for making so many wonderful backgrounds.

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