179 posts categorized "Donna"

07/07/2020

Tue 07

Christmas in July
by Donna Sledzik

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Hi everyone!  Today I have a clean and simple (CAS) Christmas card for you! 

I love an excuse to start Christmas projects, and Christmas in July is one of my favorite things!

For my card today I wanted to show you how to use everyday dies and make them work all year long.

I began by die cutting the Verdant Leaf twice from watercolor paper. I used watercolor paper because it was a nice contrast from the white cardstock.  I cut one of the leaf images apart and glued them to my cardstock.

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Then I die cut the word "Merry" 3 times from red cardstock and glued them all together to give the word a little more dimension.  Before I adhered the word to my card I stamped my sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and glued that to my card.  Then I adhered the word Merry above my sentiment. 

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To finish the card I added some sequins to the leaves and used foam tape to adhere my card front to a white card base.

That's it for today!  Have a great week.

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06/30/2020

Tue 30

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  The inspiration for the background of today's card came from this video I watched by Mary Beth Shaw. 

To create the background I took a page from a magazine and placed a stencil underneath it. Next I used a sanding block to lightly sand across the the paper. 

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I think dark images work the best and a light hand in sanding is key.  I ripped a few pages before I got the hang of it.  

I glued my image to a piece of cardstock and then trimmed it to fit on my card.  Next I mounted the background on a kraft cardstock mat, then glued it to a white card base.

Using kraft cardstock, I die cut 2 small circles and 1 medium circle from the Geodesic Circle Die set which I glued to my card front.

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Next I stamped, watercolored, and die cut my flowers and leaves then glued them to my card. I spattered the card with gold ink and while this was drying, I die cut my word hello from gold metallic cardstock.  

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To finish the card I adhered the word hello and added Gold Nuvo Drops to the center of the flowers.

That's it for today!  I hope you have a great week.

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06/23/2020

Tue 23

Thank You
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone.  For today's card I have a fun technique that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog, which she called Faux Die Cut Monoprint.  

To create this card I inked white cardstock with Distress Ink Pads.  I rubbed the ink pads directly onto my paper to get good ink coverage.

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Next I die cut my image from the inked cardstock.  I was left with the outline and negative shape of the die cut.  

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I sprayed the die cut outline with plain water and placed it face down on another piece of white cardstock.  I run this through my die cut machine several times to transfer the ink.  Next I gently pulled the die cut off the paper.  If you are having a hard time removing the die cut from the cardstock, heat it with a heat tool to help release the paper.

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On the white cardstock you are left with a watercolor like image of the die cut.  

I decided to place my print behind the negative space of the die cut. To add a little texture to my inked background, I placed a stencil over the cardstock and rubbed through the stencil with a baby wipe to remove some ink. 

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Next I glued the outline die cut to a white card base and trimmed the other inked piece to fit on my card.

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I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock. Next I fussy cut the word and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish the card I glued a few embellishments to the front of my card.

I hoped you enjoyed today's card and thanks for stopping by.

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06/16/2020

Tue 16

Celebrate
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone.  Today I have a clean and simple card for you.  To make this card I started with a piece of watercolor paper and loosely painted a circle.  I die cut the 2 smallest circles from the Bubbles Circle die set and glued those to my painted circle.

Next I adhered my painted card front to a black cardstock mat, which I then glued to a white card base. 

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I die cut the word Celebrate 3 times from black cardstock and glued them all together to add some dimension to the word.  Next I glued the word Celebrate to my card and added some black nuvo drops to finish it off.

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

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05/26/2020

Tue 26

Best Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have another card using products from the new 2020 Garden Party Release.  

To make this card I placed a piece of patterned paper into the new Gracious Leaves 3D embossing folder and ran it through my die cut machine.  Next I lightly sanded the embossed areas so that the design shows up. 

I die cut the outside frame from the Tulip Trio die set from white cardstock and glued it to the embossed panel. I also die cut the words from white cardstock and glued them to the card front.  

I stamped, watercolored and die cut the flower and leaves from the Peony Garden Stamp set and adhered them to the card.

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To finish the card I used foam tape to adhere the card front to a white card base. 

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That's it for today!  I hope you have a great week!

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05/19/2020

Tue 19

Celebrate
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  

My card for today features some dies from the new Memory Box Garden Party release.

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To make this card I die cut the Diagonal Stripe twice on black cardstock.  I trimmed the die cut piece and glued it to white cardstock.  I matted the white cardstock with black paper and used foam tape to adhere it to a white cardbase.  

I die cut the word Celebrate from black cardstock and glued it to my card.

Next I stamped my flowers and leaves onto watercolor paper and painted them with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.  I used colored pencils to deepen the shading on the painted images.  I fussy cut the flowers and leaves and glued them to my card.

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To finish the card I used a white gel pen to add some dots to the flower centers and highlights to the leaves and flowers. Next I added Black Nuvo drops to the centers of the flowers to finish the card.

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

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05/12/2020

Tue 12

Wishing You the Best
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features the Chrysanthemum Field 3D-Embossing Folder.  To create this card I placed a piece of black cardstock into my folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I rubbed across the paper with Distress Oxide ink and used my finger to lightly blend the ink.  I dried the paper and rubbed across it with another color distress ink to deepen the color.  

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I placed the smallest heart from the Double Stitched Loving Heart die set on my inked paper.  Save the cut out heart to use later for another card.  I glued my background to a white card base. Next I die cut the shadow background from the Wishing Jotted Script die with white cardstock and the word Wishing from pink striped paper.  I ended up inking the word wishing with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink to deepen the color. I glued the word on top of the white shadow piece.

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I stamped and white embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and matted it to a piece of white cardstock.  I glued this to my card front and adhered the word wishing above it.

That's it for this card.  I also have a picture of the card I made using the leftovers from this card.

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The background paper on this card was the same paper I used to die cut the word wishing and the heart was the cut out from the first card.  

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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05/08/2020

Fri 08

Hugs Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card fits into this month's challenge, "May Flowers".

I used a resist technique to create this card. It's an old technique that I forgot about and thought it would be fun to revisit it.

I sponged Distress Oxide Inks to white cardstock and blended the colors.

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I used a heat tool to completely dry the ink on my background. It's very important to do this step so that the embossing powder in the next step doesn't stick to your whole background. I used an embossing buddy and rubbed over my whole background so the the embossing powder only sticks to my stamped image. If you don't have an embossing buddy you could brush over the background with baby powder or cornstarch.  

I inked my stamp with Versa Mark ink, stamped the background and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Next I sponged Faded Jeans Distress Ink over the whole background. The embossed image resists the ink and reveals the lighter colors under the embossed image. I used a tissue to wipe any excess ink from the embossed image. I spattered the background with plain water to add some interest to the background.

I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of vellum and adhered it to my card front.  Next I die cut the word Hugs from glitter cardstock and glued that to the card. I adhered my card front to a white cardbase and added some glass baubbles to finish the card.

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

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04/28/2020

Tue 28

Love
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a mixed media type of card for you.  I used washi tape to create the flowers and the leaves for the card and a piece of patterned paper for the vase. So let's begin.

The first thing I did was to adhere a piece of the Rose Bouquet wide washi tape to white cardstock. Next I picked the flowers and the leaves I wanted to use and cut them out.

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Next I chose a piece of patterned paper that I wanted to use for the vase and die cut it from the rectangle die set.  

I used a piece of the new watercolor paper for my background and laid out my design. 

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I made a light pencil line for my table and proceded to watercolor the background.  I wanted a very fluid look for the watercolor so I watered down my paint. 

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Once I was happy with the background I used matt medium to glue down my vase, leaves and flowers.

I used copic markers to add some shading to the flowers and leaves.  Next I used a fine black marker to outline the leaves and flowers to define them. Then I used a white marker to add a higlight to the vase.  

Next I used a stencil and sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink to add some interest to the table and the background. I used a light touch for this.  I only wanted a hint of color.

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The next thing I did was spatter the background with several colors of paint and some gold ink. I might of got a little carried away with the spatters.

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To finish the card I die cut the word Love from gold metallic cardstock and glued that to my card front.  I used foam tape to adhere this to a white cardbase.

I hope you enjoyed this card today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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04/14/2020

Tue 14

Thinking of You
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!

I hope everyone is well and finding some time to be creative during these uncertain times.

For today's card I started by making a background using stencils and texture paste.  I mixed the texture paste with a little orange paint and some glitter glue to give it some sparkle.  I then applied the mixture through a stencil using a palette knife.  I had enough mixture to make a couple backgrounds. I used one today and will keep one for another project.


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After the texture paste dried I used a blending brush to apply some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to my background.  I also spattered the background with dark blue paint. I cut a strip of  glitter paper and glued it to the left side of the background.

Next I stamped several flowers from the Friendship Floral Heart clear stamp set onto watercolor paper and painted them using Zig Watercolor Markers.  I fussy cut the flowers and glued them to my card.

On a strip of black cardstock I white embossed the sentiment and glued this to the card.

To finish the card I added some Lemon Drop Glitter Glue to the center of the flowers.

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Well that's it for today. Please stay safe and healthy!

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