137 posts categorized "Donna"

05/14/2019

Tue 14

Birthday Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

I hope you enjoyed last week's blog blitz and are as inspired as we are by all the new products!

Here is my card for today using some of the fabulous stamps and dies!

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To create this card I once again went to a alcohol inked background that I had in my stash.  

I die cut the Small Fringed Peony from my background paper and kept the outline of the flower to place back into my die cut.  I also die cut the Scribble Leafy Branch Background 3 times from another piece of alcohol inked paper.  Then I die cut the Scribble Leafy Branch Outline 3 times from white cardstock.

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I adhered my background to a white card base and glued the peony outline back in place in the die cut. Then I glued my leaf background pieces in place and added the white die cut outlines on top of them.  I did trim some of the leaf die cuts to fit the card.

I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.    

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To finish the card I added some epoxy water drop embellishments.  

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!

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05/09/2019

Thu 09

Wishing you the Best
by Donna Sledzik

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying all the designer's posts this week!  There are so many inspiring ideas using these wonderful new Memory Box products.

For my card I decided to use the beautiful new Rose Bouquet stamp set.  This floral image is so much fun to color and I can see using it for many projects.

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To create the card I stamped and colored the image using colored pencils.  Once the coloring was done, I spattered the image and a white card base with black ink.

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I trimmed my stamped image to fit onto my card at an angle. I adhered this to a piece of black cardstock and trimmed the black to only mat two sides of my paper. To finish the card, I glued this to my card base and then added my die cut word "wishing" and my stamped sentiment to the card front as shown.

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Would you like to win your own Rose Bouquet stamp set? 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 stamp set. 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!

Have a great weekend and good luck!

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05/07/2019

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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04/29/2019

Mon 29

Birthday Fishes
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a card for you which features a fun technique using a Gelli Plate.

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The circle background on the card is the piece I created with the Gelli Plate.  

To begin with, I die cut the fish on a piece of white cardstock to make a stencil.  

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I placed my stencil on the Gelli Plate and sponged Pan Pastels over the stencil. 

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Next, I removed the fish stencil and placed a piece of mesh (it came from a bag of onions) over the Gelli Plate and added some blue Pan Pastels in the background. 

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Once I finished my background, I brayered  a thin layer of white acrylic paint over the plate and then pressed a piece of white cardstock onto the Gelli Plate to make a print. Next I die cut a circle shape from the print.  I also stamped, colored and die cut some fish and seaweed to add to the card.  I stamped the striped border and trimmed it to fit the card.

IMG_5309To assemble the card, I spattered a piece of white cardstock with black ink and glued the striped border to the card front.  

Next I glued the circle to right side of the card front. I let it hang off the side and trimmed away the excess.  

Then I glued the fish to the circle and added the seaweed.

I stamped the sentiment onto a white cardstock strip and glued it to the card.

To finish up the card I added some clear dots. 

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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04/25/2019

Thu 25

Wishing Card
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone,

Today I have a card for you which features dry embossing with a die.  Instead of cutting the paper, you emboss it with the die.

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I used this technique for the background behind the Wildflower Circle.  I used the embossing sandwich for my die cutting machine so that the die would not cut through the paper but emboss it instead.  (All die cutting machines have their own instructions for embossing)

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I masked off half of the circle with post-it-notes and sponged distress inks over the embossed circle.  Next I masked off the part I just inked and applied ink over the bottom portion. 


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I die cut the Wildflower Circle in the center of my card front.  I glued the inked background behind the die cut circle and then glued my flower circle back in place on top of the background.   I die cut a second Wildflower Circle and cut away the flowers and used only the frame portion of the die cut.  I inked that with Distress Ink and glued it in place.

I die cut the word "wishing" from white cardstock and the shadow portion of the die from black cardstock and glued that to my card front.  

Next I stamped my sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and used foam tape to adhere that to my card.


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To finish I added some epoxy dots to the flower centers and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

Donnasignature

 

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04/12/2019

Fri 12

Happy Easter
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone!

Easter is fast approaching, but we have time for one more Easter card. 

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To make this card, I die cut the words Happy Easter 6 times and glued them across white cardstock.  

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Once the words were glued down I trimmed my cardstock to 4" x 5 1/2".  

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I die cut the Grass Stitched Circle Frame in the middle of the prepared card front.  Using white cardstock I die cut the Grass Stitched Circle Frame and the Jumping Bunny Circle.

I sponged the grass circle with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and glued it on top of the first die cut I did from the card front.   

I used only the bunny from the circle frame and inked it with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I also inked a strip of cardstock with Gathered Twigs Ink and white heat embossed the sentiment.

I sponged the center of a white card base with Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink. 

Using foam tape I adhered the card front to the card base. Then I applied glue to the circle of the grass die cut and adhered that back into the die cut circle.  Next I glued the bunny behind the grass.

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To finish,I used foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the card front.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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04/05/2019

Fri 05

Happy
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a card for you that follows this month's CAS challenge theme.  It also includes a fun technique!

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I saw a technique on Jennifer McGuire's blog using embossing folders with alcohol inked background papers.  It is so much fun to make backgrounds to have on hand for future projects. (for the background I used for this card, I followed Jennifer McGuire's video using the Pearl Alcohol inks) 

I used my die to dry emboss the alcohol ink background that was done on Yupo Paper.  You use your die with the embossing mat for your die cut machine, so instead of cutting the paper with the die, it embosses it.  Each machine is different so just follow the instructions for the embossing sandwich you will use. (there are many videos on YouTube on dry embossing with your dies).

Once I embossed my image, I took a sanding block and lightly sanded the raised image.  The ink stays on top of the Yupo Paper and can easily be sanded away revealing the white paper.  Tip: I did put the inked side of my paper facing upward when I ran it through my die cut machine because I wanted the flower outline to be raised.  I hand cut around the outside of the circle frame because the die only embossed the image, not cut it.

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I die cut the image again from white cardstock and only used the circle frame portion of the die.  I glued that on top of my embossed piece.  

Using the extra piece of alcohol inked paper that was left over from my embossed image I die cut the shadow piece from the Happy Jotted Script die.  The script was die cut from white cardstock and glued onto the shadow piece.

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I spattered a white cardstock layer with gold ink and glued this to an orange cardstock mat.  This was adhered to a white cardbase using foam tape.

To finish the card I used foam tape to adhere the circle frame to the card front and glued the word happy to the circle.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

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03/29/2019

Fri 29

Happy Easter
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

I hope this weekend you will find some time for crafting.  Today I have a cute Easter card for you if you need some spring inspiration.

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To make this card I die cut the basket circle frame and bunnies from white cardstock and used Distress Oxide Inks to color the die cuts. I used a black marker to add the eyes to the bunny die cuts.  The word happy was die cut from gold metallic cardstock.  I sponged a strip of white cardstock with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink and stamped the word Easter on it and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.

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I sponged a white cardstock layer with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink and then spritzed it with gold ink.  When the ink was dry I adhered the card front to a white cardbase.

Next I glued the bunnies inside the basket and then adhered the whole circle frame to the card front. Next I glued the word happy onto the card front and the word Easter below it.  

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To finish the card I added a pink twine bow to the center bunny and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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03/27/2019

Wed 27

Whale Hello
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

We are finally getting some warm temperatures here in New England so I thought a warm weather card was in order!

 

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I love all the new ocean themed products from the new Memory Box release!  

For my card today I only used the center portion of the Wonderful Whale Frame Die. 

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 I used white cardstock to die cut my pieces and sponged all the elements with Distress Oxide inks.  I misted the waves with plain water to create the look of water droplets.

I glued my background pieces to my card front and then added my whales and circle frame.  I used foam tape to adhere the largest whale to the card.

I stamped the sentiment with Versa Mark ink on a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Using foam tape I glued this to the card.

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I glued the card front to a gray cardstock mat and using foam tape I adhered it to a white cardbase.  

To finish the card I added some Crystal Clear Nuvo Drops to the card!

I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!

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03/13/2019

Wed 13

Birthday Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone,

Today I have a card for you which features another way to use your dies. I've done cards in the past where I used this technique for smaller die elements, but today I am using a frame die to create a stamp.

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Let's make this card...

Using fun foam, I die cut the outside frame from the Wonderful Whale Frame Die.

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I applied removable adhesive to the back of the foam die cut and placed it on an acrylic block.  Next I inked my stamp with Blueprint Distress Oxide Ink and stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock.  

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Next I die cut the Sailboat frame from white cardstock, and used only the center portion and the circle frame from the die cut.  

I inked the circle frame portion of the die cut, the boat, and edges of the sails with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The waves and the clouds were sponged with Blueprint Sketch ink. 

I sponged Barn Red Distress ink onto a strip of white cardstock and heat embossed the saying with white embossing powder.  I also cut a little flag from a scrap of the red inked paper.  

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I glued the circle frame in the middle of the stamped frame and adhered all the other die cut elements within the frame.  

Next I trimmed the card front to a 4 1/4" square and adhered it to a 5" square white cardbase.  

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

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