123 posts categorized "Donna"

12/14/2018

Fri 14

Winter Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Can you believe how fast Christmas is approaching?  I hope my card today inspires you to get your Christmas cards done, if you haven't done so already.

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To create this card I took a white card base and spattered it with gold ink.  

On another piece of white cardstock, I stamped the Christmas words background using gold ink and glued this to the card front.

Next I die cut the Winter Frame from white and gold cardstock.  I covered the back of the white die cut with foam tape to keep all the pieces in place and glued the gold frame and snowflakes to the white die cut.

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I adhered a piece of washi tape to the card front and glued the winter frame die cut on top of it. 

Using white cardstock I die cut the Pine Wreath and used 3 of the branches to embellish the card front.  

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To finish the card, I added gold pearls to the pine branches and stamped the word wishes on white cardstock and glued that to the card.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by!  Have a great weekend!

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12/07/2018

Fri 07

Believe
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have another Christmas card that is fairly easy to mass produce.

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To create this card I lightly sponged white cardstock with Vintage Photo ink and misted it with plain water.  Once the background was dry, I inked the Christmas words with Fired Brick distress ink and randomly stamped the background paper.  I did not mount my stamp on a block and instead used my fingers and pressed the stamp onto the background to get that random look.

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I die cut the deer circle from white cardstock and saved the background pieces to use later.  I inked the deer die cut with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Stampendous Antique Gold embossing powder.  

I die cut a slightly smaller circle from double sided tape and adhered that to the back of the deer die cut.  That way I could glue the background pieces back in place.  Before I mounted this this to the card front I put some string behind the circle and then glued it to the card.

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I stamped the word believe on a strip of red cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Using foam tape I glued this to the card.

To finish the card I adhered the card front to a red cardstock layer and glued this to a white notecard.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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11/30/2018

Fri 30

Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope this weekend will bring you some time to create!  Christmas will be here before you know it!  I think the card I have for you today will inspire you to get your Christmas cards made!

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To make this card I began with a white notecard and adhered a silver cardstock layer to the front.

Next I die cut the Snowy Circle from white cardstock on the right hand side of the paper.  The snow background die cut I inked with Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress ink.  I glued the white cardstock onto the silver card layer and then glued the inked snow background in place.  

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I die cut three trees from the Pine Forest Frame, inked them with Peeled Paint Distress ink and glued them to the left of the snow background.  

Next I stamped, colored and die cut the bunny and snowballs and adhered them to the card front.

I inked the striped border stamp with red ink and stamped it on a strip of white cardstock, which I then adhered to the front of the card using foam tape.

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To finish the card, I stamped Merry Christmas and added some sequins to further embellish the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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11/23/2018

Fri 23

Believe
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone!

Now that Thanksgiving is over it's on to our next holiday season!  My Christmas card today is a fairly quick and easy one for you to mass produce.

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To make this card I stamped the smallest solid triangle from the That's Acute Triangle stamp set, several times using different colors of Distress Oxide Inks.  Once I was done with the stamping I took a fine point black marker and added some details to make them look like Christmas trees.

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I die cut the shadow portion of the word believe from white cardstock and the script part from red cardstock.  Next I inked the red die cut with versa ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.  I glued the word believe to the shadow background and then adhered that to a strip of vellum paper.  I wrapped the vellum strip around the card front and adhered to the back of the paper.

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I stamped fa la la on a black strip of cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I adhered this to the front of the card using foam tape.  I glued the card front to a red cardstock mat and adhered this to a white notecard.

To finish the card I added some black epoxy embellishments to the card front.

I hope you have a great weekend!

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10/26/2018

Fri 26

Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a Christmas card showcasing some of the new products from the 2018 Holiday Happenings release.

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To make this card I began by stamping the Typewriter Holiday Elements background with Versa Mark ink on a white cardstock and heat embossed it using clear embossing ink.

Next I sponged over the embossed image with Candied Apple Distress ink.

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 I cut my card front to size and die cut the Snowy Circle in the center of the paper.  I die cut another Snowy Circle from white cardstock to use behind the trees. 

I glued a piece of silver metallic cardstock behind the prepared card front, then glued the white snowy circle in place.

I inked several of the solid triangle stamps with green distress inks, misted them with water and stamped them on white cardstock.  Once they were dry I stamped the triangle line images on top of the corresponding trees and die cut them.  I spattered the trees with white ink before adhering then to bottom edge of the snowy circle.

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I used foam tape to adhere some of the trees to add some dimension to the card.

I stamped the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Using foam tape I glued it across the bottom of the trees.

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To finish the card I added a black mat behind the card front and glued it to a white cardbase.  I also a glued a star to the top of the middle tree.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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10/19/2018

Fri 19

Good Cheer
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a fall themed card that could be used for many occasions.  I used the same Distress Oxide Ink technique as I did on my previous post for the background behind the leaf.  

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When I play with different ink techniques I like to use a whole sheet of paper to create backgrounds, that way I can quickly use them for other projects. 

For this card I die cut the leaf from metallic gold cardstock and adhered it to my prepared background. Then I glued it to a white and kraft cardstock layer.

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On a strip of metallic cardstock, I inked the horizontal stripe border with Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I adhered it to the letf side of my card front.

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I glued the leaf panel to the card front and stamped the sentiment below it.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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10/12/2018

Fri 12

Wishing Card
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I have a Halloween theme birthday card.  I have several friends that have birthdays in October that share my love of Halloween, so why not a Halloween birthday card!

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To make this card I created a Distress Oxide inked background which I used behind the lamp die cut.  I applied various colors of oxide inks to my craft mat and sprayed them with plain water.  I took a piece of glossy cardstock and ran it through the inks.  I used the heat tool to dry each layer before adding more ink.

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Once the ink was dry on the paper, I used a blending tool with a foam applicator to apply Micro Glaze over the top of the inked paper.  This will brighten up your color and bring out the layers of ink (I forgot to take a picture of the color before the glaze was applied).

Next I die cut the Hanging Lantern Frame from black cardstock and used only the inside circle portion of the die cut.  I lightly applied Prima gold paste wax to the die cut to give it a vintage look.  

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I glued a piece of vellum behind the lantern and adhered the lantern die cut to the circle I cut from my background paper.

Using watercolor paper I inked the background for my card front with the same distress oxide inks and adhered my lantern die cut to the card front. 

I die cut the bats and the word "wishing" from black cardstock and glued those to the card front.  I stamped my sentiment using a couple of sentiments and masked off the words I didn't want to use.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have a great weekend!

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09/28/2018

Fri 28

Halloween Greetings
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I took a break from Christmas cards to bring you a Halloween project!  I did use one of the new holiday dies, Pine Wreath, for a Halloween wreath. It's fun to look for versatility in your stamps and dies.

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I also used washi tape to create my background in keeping with our September's Tape Challenge.  

I die cut the Circle Web Frame in the center of a piece of watercolor paper, and masked off the web and added washi tape across my card to create stripes.

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I used a flat watercolor brush and paint to fill in the stripes.  Once the paint was dry I slowly peeled off the washi tape.  If your tape seems to be hard to lift off, use your heat gun to warm the adhesive on the tape and peel off.

I sponged white cardstock with Twisted Citron Distress ink to create the background behind the web.  I glued that behind the web and adhered this to a black cardstock background piece, which I glued to a white card base. 

I die cut the pine wreath several times from black cardstock and glued them around my circle web.  

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To finish the card I die cut the word greetings from black cardstock and glued that to the card front.  Then I added a spider and orange bling to further embellish the card.

I hope you have a great weekend!

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09/12/2018

Wed 12

Joy to the World
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I'm showing  you how to create the "Tape Challenge" card I did for this month.

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I randomly placed washi tape on a white cardstock  card layer, and die cut the Pine Tree Deer Collage in the middle of the paper.  I also die cut the deer from black cardstock and used only the deer head from that.

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I glued the washi tape background to a white card base and spattered the middle with black ink.  I adhered the black deer head to the card on top of the washi tape.  I spattered the deer with white ink.  

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I stamped and embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and layered that to a kraft and white cardstock mat.

To finish the card,  I added a few snowflake embellishments.

I hope this inspired you to get out that washi tape and join the challenge!

Have a great weekend!

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08/31/2018

Fri 31

Joy Card
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone!

I can't believe it's Labor Day weekend.  I am so happy that the end of summer is in site and hopefully we will have some cooler weather!

For my card today I used the alcohol ink stamped background I created in my last post on August 23rd.

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I inked the edges of the background with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss distress inks. 

I adhered a piece of washi tape to a strip of cardstock and glued that to the center of the background.  Next I glued that to a red cardstock mat and adhered it to a white card base.

I die cut the joy from red cardstock and glued it to a white stitched circle die cut.  I lightly inked the edge of the circle with Peeled Paint distress ink and adhered it to a plain red die cut circle. This I adhered to the card front using foam tape.

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I die cut some pine wreath branches from green cardstock and glued those to the left side of the circle.

To finish the card I added some red beads and clear drops to further embellish it.

I hope you all have a great Labor Day weekend and thanks for stopping by today!

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