122 posts categorized "Donna"

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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08/23/2018

Thu 23

Merry Christmas to you
Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have another Christmas card featuring products from the latest holiday release.  

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Since I had my alcohol inks out from my last post, I decided to play with the new Alcohol Lift Ink for my card today.  

I inked a piece of Yupo paper with various green alcohol inks and made a stamp by die cutting the Pine Wreath from a piece of fun foam.  I adhered the die cuts to a clear acrylic block using repositionable adhesive. 

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 I inked the stamp with the alcohol lift ink and stamped into the inked background.  The great thing about this ink is that you can now stamp the image onto cardstock.  I wiped the ink from the background to remove the ink to reveal your stamped image. Tim Holtz has a great video showing how to use this ink pad.  

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You can see the stamped image to the right of the picture ( always clean the ink off your stamp before you apply the ink again, otherwise you will transfer the color to your ink pad).  I will be using that background for another card.

I die cut a circle in the middle of the inked card front and adhered it to a white cardstock mat.  

Using red cardstock I die cut the pine wreath about 5 times and glued the branches around the circle opening.

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I stamped, colored, and die cut the bunny and adhered it to the center of the circle.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed on a strip of red cardstock and glued to the front of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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