168 posts categorized "Donna"

03/17/2020

Tue 17

Lucky To Know You
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today I have a card for you that could be something other than a St. Patty's Day card. I have several birthdays in March and this card could easily be used for all of them.

To create this card I used apiece of Yupo paper to make an alcohol inked background for my shamrock to sit on.

I only used a few colors to create a very subtle color scheme for my card.

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I used the new glitter paper to cut 3 hearts each, from the Double Stitch Loving Heart Die set and the Double Stitch Happy Heart Die set.  

I glued some thread to my card background and glued the heart die cuts on top of it. Using the same glitter paper I hand cut a stem for the shamrock and glued it in place on the card.

On a strip of black cardstock, I white embossed my sentiment and used foam adhesive tape to adhere it to the card.

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To finish the card I adhered my card front to a black cardstock mat and used foam adhesive tape to glue it to my white card base.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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03/10/2020

Tue 10

Greetings
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a card for you which features many new products from the 2020 Memory Box Spring release.  

To make this card I die cut the Willowbend Collage frame, the Bramble Collage frame and the Cherry Wreath from white cardstock. I cut the wreath in half and colored the flowers and leaves with Distress Oxide inks. 

For the background behind the trees, I used a sheet of paper from the Springtime Bouquet 6x6 pad.  I sponged the paper with Wilted Violet Distress Ink and spattered the paper with gold and white ink.  Once the paper was dry I used foam tape to adhere the Willowbend die cut to the background.  I then used foam tape to glue the Bramble die cut on top of it. 

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I used felt to die cut the bunny from the Bunny Egg Collage die and glued it to the background.

I glued the flowers to the bottom of the card and added pearls to the flower centers.

Next I stamped the sentiment on a strip of cardstock that I had inked with Worn Lipstick Distress oxide ink. I used foam adhesive to glue that to my card front.

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To finish the card, I adhered the card front to a pink cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks for stopping by!

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02/18/2020

Tue 18

Happy Easter
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today is day 2 of the Memory Box Blog Blitz.  There are so many great products in spring release, including new stencils, embossing folders, glitter glues, papers, and of course dies and stamps.  Make sure you check back each day this week to see the designers posts and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize.  

For my card today I created a background using Distress Oxide Inks.  Once I was happy with the background I placed my stencil on top of the paper and used a baby wipe to remove some of the ink.  It gave the background a really soft look.

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Next I die cut the Lacework Egg in the center of the background paper.  I glued the background to a white card base.  I die cut the egg again from pink glitter paper and glued the die cut to egg cut out on the card.  I added some twinkle glitter glue to the egg and die cut the words from the same color glitter paper.

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To finish the card I added some sequins to embellish it.

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Want to win the new Lacework Egg die?  Leave a comment to this post before 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, February 23rd.  One comment will be chosen at random to win the die.  Winners will be announced on the blog on Monday, February 24th at 6 pm EST.  Good luck! 

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02/11/2020

Tue 11

Be Mine Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have one last Valentine's Day card for you.  It's a pretty simple design that you can make at the last minute.

I created this card by embossing white cardstock with the Pinpoint Leaf Plate die and adhered it to a red card base.

Next I created a blended background on white cardstock using Distress Oxide inks.  I die cut the Leafy Heart from that background and glued it to my card front.

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I stamped the sentiment with Versa Ink and heat embossed it with red embossing powder. I trimmed the paper and glued it to a red cardstock mat. I used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish the card I added a few clear epoxy dew drops.

I hope you have a great Valentine's Day! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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02/04/2020

Tue 04

Get Well Soon
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  This months MB blog challenge is Hearts, so I created a get well card using a few new products.  

To make this card I die cut the Get Well Soon Loving Heart Die from a piece of white cardstock.  I created a watercolor background which I glued behind the heart opening.  Then I glued the die cut back into the opening.  

I used watercolor paper and stamped the flower twice from the new Friendship Floral Heart stamp set. Once the flowers were painted and fussy cut, I used foam tape to adhere them to the card.

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I spattered the card front with gold ink and used foam adhesive to glue it to a white card base.

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That's it for today!  I hope you have a creative and fun week!

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01/28/2020

Tue 28

Hugs Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone, today I have a fun resist technique to create backgrounds for your cards. I started with a piece of watercolor cardstock, and filled the background with my stamped images. Next I white heat embossed the images. 

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The embossing powder acts as a resist to the watercolor paint I added to the background.  I did dry my paper in between adding more watercolor to build up a deeper color. I added white paint spatters to the background. 

Next I die cut the Hugs Loving Heart from white cardstock and glued it to a piece of vellum. I trimmed around the outside of the heart and glued it to the card front.  

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I stamped and white embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and glued that to the card. To finish the card I glued a few embellishments to the card.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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01/14/2020

Tue 14

XOXO Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have a cute Valentine's Day card for you featuring many new products.

To make this card I started with red cardstock and placed the Drifting Hearts Stencil over the paper and sponged Versa Mark ink over the stencil.  I removed the stencil and applied clear embossing powder over the stenciled image and heat embossed it.  This gave the hearts a nice glossy shine.  To make the hearts stand out a little more, I sponged Aged Mahogany and Black Soot Distress ink over the embossed hearts. Buff the paper with a tissue to remove any ink that might be on the embossed hearts.

I die cut the heart using one of the new Double Stitched Loving Heart dies. From the heart I die cut the Banded Heart Locket Die.

I die cut the branch and used twine to tie the heart to the branch.

I stamped, colored and die cut the bunny and adhered it to the back of the heart opening. 

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Using foam tape I glued the card front to my white card base.  I did not put adhesive behind the bunny so that I could put the hanging heart behind the bunny.  I glued the branch and hanging heart to the card front and then placed foam tape behind the bunny to adhere it to the card.

To finish the card I stamped and white heat embossed the XOXO.  Then I used foam tape to glue it to the card.

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That's it for today!  I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

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01/07/2020

Tue 07

Love You
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a card for you which features only some of the wonderful new products from the 2020 Valentine's release.  

To create this card I stamped the Friendship Floral Heart in the upper right hand corner of my card and colored it with colored pencils.  Then I placed the Drifting Hearts Stencil over my card and sponged hearts under the stamped flowers.  I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink for the hearts and the edge of the card. Next I spattered the card with blue and white ink. When the ink was dry I glued the card front to a black cardstock mat, and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.  

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I die cut the Love Airy Script from black cardstock and glued it to my card front.  Next I stamp the word you on a strip of black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  

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I hope you enjoy this new release and can see the versatility of all the products.  Even though it's a Valentine's release I feel this card would be a great card for many occasions.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your week!

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12/22/2019

Sun 22

Merry & Bright
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone, I can't believe Christmas is in a few days!  I have my final Christmas card for 2019 for you today! Inevitably, we always need one more card.

To make this card, I placed a piece of painters tape across the middle of a piece of white cardstock.  Using a blender brush I applied green distress inks to my cardstock.

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Once the ink was dry I stamped my image with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.  While the tape was still in place I sponged the edges of the paper with Forest Moss distress ink.  

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Next I peeled off the tape and spattered it with white ink.  I adhered this to a red glitter cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.  

I die cut the word merry from red glitter paper and glued it to my card front.

I stamped the sentiment "and bright" on black cardstock and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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I hope you enjoyed this final Christmas card of 2019!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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12/17/2019

Tue 17

Making Spirits Bright Ornament
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone, today I have a quick last minute ornament for you to make!

I started with a birch slice circle and dry brushed a little white acrylic paint on it. I didn't cover the ornament completely with paint so that some of the wood grain shows through. When it was dry, I lightly sanded the ornament to make it smooth.

Next I stamped my image on the ornament using black pigment ink, then heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

I colored in my stamped image with colored pencils and spattered the background with white acrylic paint.

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To finish the ornament I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  

I tied a piece of twine to the ornament for a hanger.

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That's it!  I told you it was easy.  That's for stopping by today and Merry Christmas to you all.

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