317 posts categorized "Donna"

05/23/2024

Thu 23

Hugs
by Donna Sledzik

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Hi everyone!  For today's card I did a spotlight technique using embossing folders.

I began by dry embossing a white cardstock panel using the Cheerful Floral 3D embossing folder.  Next, I used a blending brush and turquoise dye ink to lightly go across the raised embossed image.  I didn't mind that some of the ink went into the background.  I wanted a soft look to the background. I mounted the background to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

For the center spotlight image, I die cut a circle from Teal cardstock and placed it in the embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  I ran a white pigment ink pad over the embossed circle to highlight the embossing.  I used foam tape and glued it to the card matching the embossed flowers on the background.

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I spattered the background with teal ink to add a little interest to it.

I stamped the word "hugs" in black ink, die cut it with the coordinating die and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

The butterfly was die cut from white cardstock and inked with green and teal dye inks.  I glued this to the card just above the word "hugs".

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To finish the card, I added some clear Fairy Drops to give it a little sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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05/16/2024

Thu 16

Just a Note
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I have a fun Spring themed card for you today featuring dies from the 2024 Gladiola release.

I began by die cutting the background panel, flowers and leaves from white cardstock.  

Next, I used a blending brush to apply blue ink to the background panel, and yellow and green inks to the flowers and leaves.

I spattered the background panel with plain water and heat dried the paper.  Next I spattered the background with white ink, dried it, and then adhered it to a white card base.

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The flower petals were glued together to form the Gladiola.  I glued the leaves in place on the card front and then used foam adhesive to glue the flowers in place.

The sentiment was die cut from black cardstock and glued to the white cardstock shadow die cut using foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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I added some clear Fairy Crystals to finish the card.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

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05/09/2024

Thu 09

Kindness Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features stamps and stencils from the Spring Cheer release.

I started by die cutting the Vintage Tray Die from Gina K Designs masking magic paper.  I placed the mask on a white cardstock panel, and used a blending brush to apply light blue ink around the edges of the blocks.  This creates a nice shadow around the blocks.

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I left the mask in place and stamped the Cheerful Flower with black ink.  I used a heat tool to dry the image before using the coordinating layering stencils to add color to the stamped image. I used dye inks and blending brushes for the coloring.  I followed the steps on the stencil guide to add color to the stamped image.

To add some texture to the panel, I inked the back side of the Altenew Grip Mat with white ink and stamped it across my panel.  

Next, I spattered the background with white and gold inks.  Once the inks were dry, I removed the mask from the paper. I trimmed it and glued it to a thin black cardstock mat.  This was glued to a pink cardstock mat and then adhered to a white card base.

I stamped and die cut the word kindness from white cardstock and glued it to the card.  Underneath the word I stamped the words "changes everything".

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To finish the card I added some Fairy Drops for more texture, and that's it!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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04/25/2024

Thu 25

Happy Birthday Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Once again, today's card features products from the new 2024 Gladiola Release. 

I began by die cutting the Celeste Plate from one of the foil papers from the new Glimmering Gladiola paper pads.  I glued that to a black cardstock mat, and adhered it to a white card base.

I die cut the Whimsical Gladiola from white cardstock, and used Distress Ink to add color to the die cuts. 

Flowers: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries

Leaves: Peeled Paint and Forest Moss

Once the die cuts were dry, I glued them together and used foam tape to adhere it to a white cardstock panel that I spattered with gold and black ink.  That panel was glued to a gold metallic cardstock mat and adhered to the card front.

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To finish the card, I adhered a Happy Birthday Circle Tab to the card, and that's it!

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I hope you were inspired by today's card!  Thanks for stopping by!

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04/11/2024

Thu 11

Gladiola Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I'm using new products from the 2024 Memory Box Gladiola release.  These flowers are so beautiful and I can't wait to make more cards with them!

I began by die cutting the Celeste Plate from white cardstock so I could use it as a stencil.

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I used a blending brush to add Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to the card panel.

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Next, I spritzed the background with plain water, dried it, then spattered the background with gold and white ink.  Once this was dry, I used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

All the flowers and leaves were die cut from white cardstock, and Distress Ink was used to add color to them.

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Next, I glued all the flower pieces together and arranged them on my card front.  I glued everything in place and used foam tape to adhere the center flower to the card.

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To finish the card, I glued a sentiment tab to the card and that's it for today!

Have a great day!

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04/04/2024

Thu 04

Happy Birthday Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Thursday everyone!  Today's card features more new products from the Spring Cheer Release.  

I began by creating a background for my card, by die cutting a circle in the middle of a piece of masking paper.  I used Gina K Designs, Masking Magic Paper and Masking Magic Strips.

I placed the die cut masking paper over a white cardstock panel and then adhered 1/8" masking strips across the circle.  I used a blending brush to apply purple inks to the circle. I started with the lightest purple on the top and ended with the darkest purple.

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I removed the strips of masking paper, leaving the die cut circle mask in place and lightly inked around the edge of the circle.

I removed the masking paper and glued the background panel to a gold metallic mat.  Next, I used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

I die cut the Clara Blooms from white cardstock and used a blending brush to add color to the flowers and leaves.

I arranged the flowers and leaves around the circle and glued them in place.  

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To finish the card, I glued a Happy Birthday Foil Strip to the canter of the circle.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

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03/27/2024

Wed 27

Happy Easter Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a cute Easter card for you using new products from the 2024 Spring Release.

I started by adhering colored cardstock strips of paper to white cardstock and die cutting an egg shape from the it.

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I die cut the Pinpoint Daisy Background on a white cardstock panel and glued it to a gold metallic mat.  Next, I adhered it to a white card base. 

The die cut egg was glued to the center of the prepared background and the "Happy Easter" was die cut from white cardstock and glued to the egg shape.

The Cute Layered Bunny was die cut from white cardstock, I added brown ink for a little color to the bunny and glued the layers together.  The eyes, nose and whiskers were added with a black marker and a pink colored pencil was used to add color to the ears and cheeks. I used foam tape to add him to the card front and glued on a white pompom for the bunny tail.

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That's it for today!  Have a Happy Easter!

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03/06/2024

Wed 06

Happy Easter Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features a fun technique called Blackout Embossing.  I watched several YouTube videos featuring this technique and I thought I would give it a try.  I felt the  3D embossing folder from the new spring release would be perfect for this technique.

I began by dry embossing white cardstock using the Cheerful Floral 3D embossing folder.  Next, I used blending brushes and dye ink to add color to the debossed side of the embossed image.

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I know this picture looks like it's the embossed side of the paper, but it's not.  You don't have to be precise with the coloring because the final step uses a dark ink to cover the background.  Usually, black ink is used to fill in the background, but I went with a dark blue ink to give the card a more spring like look. 

You need to use a pigment or foam ink pad for the next step.  Keep the ink pad flat in your hand and gently swipe over the embossed image.  I went in both directions across my paper and it took several times to cover the background.  The 3D embossing folder allows you to pick up color on the raised areas of the image.

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See how dramatic the black inked background looks?  I'll use this for another card.

Next, I spattered the background with gold ink

I cut a strip of vellum to go across the bottom of the card and used gold metallic cardstock to die cut the "Happy Easter" words which I glued to the vellum strip.

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To finish the card, I added some gold fairy crystals and jewels.

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

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02/19/2024

Mon 19

Happy Easter Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features new products from the 2024 Spring Cheer Release.

I began by die cutting the Vertical Line Collage on the left side of a white cardstock panel.  Next, I adhered it to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.

The Layered Chicks were die cut from colored cardstock, glued together and adhered to the card with foam tape.

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The Happy Easter was die cut from black cardstock and glued to the card front.

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

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02/05/2024

Mon 05

Greetings
by Donna Sledzik

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Hi everyone, today's card features more new products from the new 2024 January Anemone release.  I decided to use the Anemone Bloom as my focal point for my card.

The anemone was die cut from white cardstock and I used Distress Inks to add color to the images.  

Flower: Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks

Leaves: Peeled Paint Distress Ink

Flower Centers: Black Soot Distress Ink

I glued the anemone together and put it aside while I worked on the card background.

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I dry embossed cream cardstock using the Anemone Drift 3D embossing folder.  This was glued to a black cardstock mat and then adhered to a cream woodgrain card base.

Using a circle layer die, I die cut a circle from the Anemone Plaid paper pad and glued it to the card.  

Next, I used foam tape to adhere the Anemone Bloom to the card and spattered it with gold ink.

The word "Greetings" was die cut from gold metallic cardstock and the shadow from black cardstock.  I glued the word to the black shadow die cut and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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To add some interest to the card, I finished by adding some black embellishments to it.

Thanks foe stopping by today and have a great week!

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