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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!






love all of this card: wonderful colouring!

Thanks for the great idea for a fun background! I will definitely be trying this. Love this new Rose label die.

So creative! Love the backgrounds. Thanks for sharing.

I love how bright and cheery this is. Really like your coloring tech. :)

lovely card and a wonderful
background. Thanks for the

Donna, I LOVE your card! That paper towel idea is pure genius...never in a million years would I have thought of that! I also love how you did the roses...so pretty! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

Oh, this is SO cute, Donna! I love the idea of label dies - and these are sized at the perfect size - you don't need a thing else!

Such fun technique!! Thanks for sharing! The backgrounds look so pretty and love the colours you used! That antique rose corner is a delight and so elegant!

I love the use of the paper towel. Great idea. Love the rose label.

Love this new die!

Love that background on your card. Great use out of the ink, too. The whole cards is so vibrant and just fits in with spring time. Great inspiration!!!

Wonderful card and sweet die. HUgz

Love the card and thanks for showing the tip. Great product release.

I love the rose label die and the lovely watercolored background using Distress Ink!

Muy linda tu tarjeta me gusta el resultado del fondo, gracias por la oportunidad de ganar. Saludos

Gorgeous card. I'm fascinated by your background technique.

Hi Donna,
What a great technique...and beautiful backgrounds. Love your Rose label card and this sweet release!👏🏻

So soothing and cool, love this cute die, great explanations so clear!

that makes for a beautiful background for your lovely sentiment die cut frame!

Just stunning watercolor and I will never look at a paper towel the same way again! Thank you for the inspiration.

Love everything about this! great backgrounds, and I love the die and your coloring of it.

Love the card and the die is beautiful

I love the fun technique with the paper towel! And the die... brilliant design!

This is lovely! I love the background and that stunning die!

Beautiful background. Sets off the roses so nicely.

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