203 posts categorized "Donna"

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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01/15/2021

Fri 15

Big Hugs
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a clean and simple card featuring new products from the new 2021 Valentines release.

I die cut the Sweet Bay Collage from white cardstock and spattered it with gold ink. Next I glued it to a kraft cardstock layer which I then adhered to a white card base. 

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I die cut the background of the words "Big Hugs" from navy blue cardstock and the words from gold foil paper. I glued the words on top of the background and adhered it to the card front. That's it for today!

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

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01/05/2021

Tue 05

Hugs
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! Welcome to day two of the 2021 Memory Box Valentines Day release and blog blitz. 

Instead of a card, I decided to make a quick home decor item for Valentine's Day. I used a Tim Holtz wood vignette box as the base for my project.

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I started by painting the box with white acrylic paint. Once it was dry I sanded the edges of the box for a distressed look. I also sponged the edges with black ink. 

Next I die cut the word "HUGS" from red cardstock and glued them to the front of the box. I stamped the "xoxo" with black ink under the words.

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To finish the project I wrapped ribbon around the box and added a bow to the top. That's it! A quick and easy project.

Would you like a chance to win the new Twiggy HUGS die? Just leave a comment before 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, January 10th for a chance to win. One comment will be selected at random to win the die, and all winners will be posted on the blog  Monday, January 11th at 5pm EST.

Good luck and have a great day!

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12/18/2020

Fri 18

Warmest Wishes Ornament
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! Today I have fun ornament for you.  I had some birch slices left over from another project and decided to make ornaments. They are very simple to do and great for a last minute gift.

To make these ornaments, I stamped my image with black pigment ink and colored the image with colored pencils. I heat set the stamped image with a heat tool before coloring the holly. 

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I used a white paint pen to add snow dots to the background and added twine for the hanger.

I made a second ornament for those who like a little added glitz. All I did was add glitter around the edge of the ornament. 

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This is my last post for for 2020. I wish you all Happy Holidays and hopefully a great 2021.  Thank you so much for all the kind comments through the year. I will see you all next year!

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12/11/2020

Fri 11

Peace Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! Today's card is a fairly simple card to make. I started with a piece of green cardstock and gold heat embossed the wreath image.

Then I used a blender brush and Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink to deepen the color green. 

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I also used a paint brush and the same green to deepen the color of the leaves. You can add as much detail to your image as you want, but I really wanted to keep it simple.

Next I used a white gel pen to add color to my berries and spattered the background with white acrylic paint.

I die cut the word "peace", once from gold foil paper and twice from white cardstock. I glued all the words together ending with the gold word on top.

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I gold embossed the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and glued that to my card. 

I adhered the card front to a white card base and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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12/04/2020

Fri 04

Be Merry
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! Today I have a fun Christmas card featuring this cute snowman die which is part of the new 2020 Christmas Release.

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To make this card, I started by inking the word stamp with Speckled Egg Distress ink and stamped it onto watercolor paper. Next I die cut the snowman in the center of the background paper. I saved the hat, nose and scarf from the die cut to color and glue back into place on the snowman. I inked the edges of the paper with Speckled Egg Distress ink and glued this to black cardstock, leaving a border around the watercolor paper. 

Next, I colored the nose, scarf and the hat band with copic markers and glued them in place on the die cut image.  The hat band was a thin strip cut from the hat.

I used white acrylic paint to lighten up the snowman's body and spattered the paper to have it look like snow. I used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the snowman.

Once the paint was dry, I stamped the sentiment in black ink under the snowman.

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Next I used the Pinpoint Snowflake craft die on a piece of watercolor paper and glued that to a black cardstock mat.  I glued a strip of red patterned paper to the left side of the snowflake background and adhered it to a white card base.

I stamped and white heat embossed the words "be merry'' on a strip of black cardstock and glued that to the card.

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

Well, that's it for today! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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11/20/2020

Fri 20

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a fun card for you which features water stamping on a blended distress oxide background.

To make the background I used a blending brush and applied distress oxide inks to the cardstock. You want to make sure you get a good amount of ink on the paper for the water stamping to work.

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I placed my stamps in a Misti Stamping tool, misted it lightly with plain water and stamped on the cardstock. I dried the paper and then repeated the stamping to cover the background. I used smaller stamp images to fill in the open areas.

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Next, I die cut the Bountiful Wreath in the center of the background and adhered the background piece to white cardstock that was cut to the same size as the card front. I glued the die cut center piece of the wreath in place in the open space. Now it looks like a white white die cut wreath.

Next I picked a pink glitter paper for the word "Merry" but it was a little too light, so I colored the paper with a copic marker to darken it. Then I die cut the word Merry once from the glitter paper and two times from white cardstock. I glued all the words together ending with the glitter word.

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Next, I stamped, colored and die cut the bunny and used foam adhesive to adhere it to my card.  I stamped and white heat embossed the word Christmas on a strip of black cardstock and glued it in place on the card. The word merry was glued to the card just above the bunny image.

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Next I mounted the card front on a black cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

I added some sequins to finish off the card. That's it for today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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