209 posts categorized "Donna"

04/30/2021

Fri 30

Have a whale of a time
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a fun summer card featuring products from the new Under the Sea release. I love all the products from this release and can't wait to share some fun cards with you.

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I started by creating a background to go behind the shell die cut window on the front of my card. I applied distress oxide inks to my craft mat and spritzed it with water, then I dragged my watercolor paper through the ink. Next, I placed the inked background into the new 3D Waves embossing folder and ran it through the die cut machine.

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I added a little more interest to the background and used a blending brush to add a darker blue ink to the raised areas of the design. Next, I spattered the background with white ink.

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As I mentioned above, I die cut the Grand Scallop Shell in the center of piece of white cardstock. Next I glued the embossed paper onto the back of the die cut shell.  I adhered this to a gray cardstock mat, and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the whales and kelp from watercolor paper and used distress inks to color them. I used foam tape and glue to adhere them to my card front and glued a piece of cheesecloth across the bottom of the shell.

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Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to glue it to my card.

To finish the card, I added fairy drops to look like bubbles.

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I hope you enjoyed today's card and have a great day!

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04/16/2021

Fri 16

Birthday Mail
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone! I have a bright spring card for you today, unlike today's weather, which is snow and rain! 

To make this card, I started by creating a Distress Oxide ink blend on a piece of white cardstock.

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I placed the inked cardstock into a 3D embossing folder and ran it through the die cut machine. Next, I took a sanding block and lightly rubbed over the embossed area revealing the white paper underneath. I glued the background to a white card base.

I die cut "Birthday Mail" shadow and "Wild Flower Stems" from white cardstock. The sentiment was die cut from purple glitter paper and glued to the white shadow die cut.

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I glued the die cut stems to the card front and then used foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the card.

That's it for today! Have a great day!

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04/09/2021

Fri 09

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everybody! Today I have a clean and simple card for you.

  • I started by creating a distress ink background to go behind the butterfly die cut. I blended Citron Distress Oxide and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide on watercolor paper. I inked a piece of corrugated cardboard with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink and stamped into the blended background. 
  • Next, I die cut the Stained Glass Butterfly in the center of a piece of white cardstock.

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  • I I trimmed and glued my inked background to a white card base. 
  • Next, I stamped the word Hello under the die cut window and used foam tape to adhere it to my card base.
  • I die cut a frame from the Square Basic die set, that is slightly smaller than the Butterfly die cut.
  • Next, I glued the butterfly die cut to the back of the frame and then adhered it to the die cut window on the front of the card.

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That's it for today! Have a great weekend!

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03/26/2021

Fri 26

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! Today I have a fun background technique using a Gelli Plate.  This is a gelatin like surface that you can apply paint or ink to and create a print. 

To create the background, I stamped the flower images with Black Archival ink onto the Gelli Plate.

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The ink needs a few minutes to dry before paint is applied to the plate. 

I squeezed 3 colors of acrylic paint onto the Gelli Plate and used a brayer to spread the paint. You only need a small amount of paint for this step. Once the paint is on the plate, I used a few household items to add some texture.

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In the photo above you can see how thin the layer of paint is. I waited a few minutes for the paint to dry, then added a layer of white acrylic paint over the whole plate. I used a brayer to spread the paint onto the plate.

I placed a piece of white cardstock onto the plate and rubbed it with my fingers to transfer the paint to the paper.

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I love all the texture that shows up on the print.

Next, I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper, then painted and die cut them.

I trimmed my printed paper and glued it to a black cardstock layer. Next, I used foam tape to adhere my flowers to the background. I spattered the piece with white paint. When the paint was dry, I adhered it to a green cardstock mat. I glued this to a white card base.

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To finish the card, I stamped the word "hello" and used foam tape to adhere it to the  card front.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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03/19/2021

Fri 19

Hello
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a card which features some loose watercoloring. This is a technique where you create multiple cards easily. 

I stamped my image twice on watercolor paper using a waterproof black ink. I dried it with my heat tool to make sure it was completely dry.

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Next, I watercolored my image, dried it, and then spattered the paper with black, gold and white ink.

I trimmed my watercolored paper and adhered it to a black cardstock layer. I used foam tape to mount it to a white card base.

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To finish the card, I stamped the word Hello on a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed it. I used foam tape to adhere it to my card front.

That's it for today! I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

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03/12/2021

Fri 12

Birthday Mail
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone. Today I have a  birthday card for you which features new Spring products from the latest release.

I began by die cutting several stems from white cardstock and inking them with Ripe Persimmon Distress ink.  

Next, I used the Blooming 3D Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of aqua cardstock. I used  white pigment ink and lightly rubbed it across the embossed paper. I used one of the Nested Globes and die cut a window in the center of the embossed paper. I glued a piece of vellum behind the window.

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Next, I cut a piece of white cardstock to create a mat for the embossed background. I lightly sponged the center of the white paper with Ripe Persimmon ink and used foam tape to adhere my embossed panel to the white cardstock.

I die cut the Birthday Mail Posh Script and glued it to the card. The words were cut from white cardstock and the shadow from a tan piece of cardstock.

I adhered this to a tan cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

To finish the card, I added some white Nuvo Drops to the card front.

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That's it for today! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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02/19/2021

Fri 19

Just a Note
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have another card featuring the new 2021 Spring release.

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To create this card, I stamped the background on brown cardstock, using Distress Oxide Inks.  I used the Misti Stamping platform to do this so I could stamp the image multiple times to build up the color.  I used Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed and Bundled Sage Oxide inks for this card.

Next, I brushed the flowers with a little Mustard Seed ink and used a white gel pen to add some details to the leaves, flower centers and berries. Using white ink, I spattered the paper.

I cut the paper at an angle and glued it to a yellow cardstock layer. Next, I cut a thin strip of gold foil paper and glued that to the yellow cardstock right under the brown background piece. 

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I die cut the background of my sentiment from white cardstock and the words from gold foil paper. I glued the foil words on top of the white background and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish the card, I added a few embellishments and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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02/12/2021

Fri 12

Time to Celebrate by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today's card features new products from the 2021 Memory Box release.

I love that Dave included more slimline dies in this release. It took me a while to warm up to the slimline card design, but now I like it!

To make this card, I started by die cutting one of the Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangles from a piece of watercolor paper.  I used used Distress Oxide Inks to ink the background. Next I spritzed the background with plain water and dried the paper. Once the paper was dry I spattered it with white ink.

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I knew I wanted to use Wildflower and Daisy Stem dies for my card, so I die cut several from white cardstock.  Once I picked the die cuts I was using, I glued them to my background. 

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I know my paper looks very wavy in this picture, but it was still wet. Once it was dry it flattered right out. 

At this point, I felt it needed a little contrast so I die cut a few gray stems from the new solid color cardstock. 

Next, I die cut the Sylvan Butterfly, the background is blue cardstock and the outline is dark gray. I glued only the center of the outline of the butterfly to the background butterfly. I glued black wire to the back of the butterfly for antennas and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish the card, I stamped and white heat embossed my sentiment and added some gray rhinestones. 

That's it for today! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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01/27/2021

Wed 27

Love You
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone, today I have a simple card using a combination of new and old products. 

I began by die cutting the Woodgrain Heart from white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to add color to the heart.

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Next, I created the background using a blender brush to apply ink through a stencil.

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There was ink left on the stencil, so I spritzed it with water and placed it ink side down on anther piece of cardstock. I placed a dry paper towel over the stencil and pressed it into the paper. This way you get two backgrounds.

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I intended to use the first background for my card, but I liked the second one better for this project.

Next, I glued the heart to the left side of the background and trimmed off the excess. Then I adhered the background to a black cardstock layer and used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.

I die cut the word love from black cardstock and glued it to my card. Next, I stamped the word "you" on a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed it. Then I adhered it to my card front.

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To finish the card I added a few sequins and that's it.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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01/22/2021

Fri 22

Sending Love
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! Today I have a Valentine's Day card for you which features new products from the 2021 Valentines release.

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I started by die cutting the Sprinkle Heart Collage from red cardstock and glued it to a strip of patterned paper. Save the little hearts that came out of the die cut for later use. I trimmed the strip and adhered it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut a heart from the same patterned paper I used behind the heart border. From that heart I die cut a smaller heart. I glued the large heart to the card and used foam tape to adhere the smaller heart.  

The Sending Love sentiment was die cut from red cardstock and glued to the small heart.

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To finish the card I glued my leftover hearts to the front of the card. That's it!

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

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