149 posts categorized "Donna"

09/20/2019

Fri 20

Thankful
by Donna Sledzik

 

Hello everyone,

Today I have a card using a resist technique that I'm sure most of you are familiar with.  I stamped the leaf images several times on white cardstock using a Versa Mark Ink pad, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

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I used blending brushes to apply Distress Ink across my cardstock, starting with my lightest color and working down to the darker colors.  

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Once I was done applying the ink to my paper I took a dry paper towel and rubbed across the cardstock to remove any ink that might of stuck to the embossed image. It's so much fun to see the white embossed stand out after you apply the colored ink.

Next I stamped and white embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it to my card front.  I adhered my card front to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to glue it to a white card base.

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To finish the card, I added a button and twine.  That's it for today!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

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09/13/2019

Fri 13

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik

 

Good morning everyone,

Today's card uses an exclusive stamp set that is part of Simon Says Stamptember event. Please check out Laura's post yesterday for more information or hop over to Simon Says Stamp blog. 

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I used a spotlight stamping technique for this card.  

On a white cardstock panel I stamped my image with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I stamped on another strip of white cardstock with black ink and colored that image with colored pencil.

I lightly sponged Antique Linen Distress ink on both panels and spattered them with black and brown inks. Once the ink was dry I used foam tape and adhered my colored strip on top of the stamped panel.  I just matched up my image so it looks like one continuous pattern.  

I die cut the word hello several times from black cardstock and glued them together.  This gives the word a little more dimension. 

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To finish the card, I stamped my sentiment under the word hello and added some black epoxy dots to the card front.  

I hope you stop by the Simon Says Stamp blog to get more inspiration!

Have a great day!

Donnasignature

 

 

 

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08/27/2019

Tue 27

Glad Tidings
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone and welcome to day two of our Holiday Blog Blitz!

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I love the new stamp sets in this release!  I decided to use the "Tidings Wreath" stamp set today and loosely watercolor my stamped image.

I stamped the wreath image onto watercolor paper and used Distress Inks to color the image.  

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I painted the leaves first and let them dry completely before painting the berries.  If the leaves were still wet the green and red paint could bleed into each other.

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Once my paint was dry, I added some shading with colored pencils to help define the leaves and berries.  I also spattered the card front with green distress ink. 

Using foam tape I adhered my painted card front to a white card.  

I stamped and white heat embossed my sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and glued this to my card.

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That's all for today's card! It's a fairly quick card to make!

Do you want a chance to win the new Tidings Wreath clear stamp set?  Leave a comment on this blog post anytime before Sunday, September 1st at 11:59pm EST.  One comment will be selected at random to win the prize.  All contest winners will be announced on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, September 2nd at 6:00pm EST. 

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck!

Donnasignature

 

 

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08/16/2019

Fri 16

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

Today I have a birthday card for for the guys. It's not very often I make a card that men would appreciate.

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To create this card I took a piece of glossy paper and used Archival Ink to stamp the dot border across my paper.  I used a heat tool to completely dry the ink.

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Once the ink was dry, I used blue distress inks to fill in the background.  The Archival Ink resists the dye based ink.  

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Once I was done inking the cardstock, I trimmed it and matted it on white and black cardstock.  Using foam tape I adhered this to a white card base.

I die cut the word happy from white cardstock and white heat embossed the word birthday on a black cardstock strip, then glued these to the card front.

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To finish the card I added some Red Nuvo drops. Pretty simple card, right?  Think of all the color combinations that you can create! 

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Have a great day!

 

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08/09/2019

Fri 09

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I have a fun birthday card for you which features an easy stamped resist background.

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To make the background for this card I placed many rectangle stamps inside my Misti Stamping Tool.  I inked the stamps with Versa Ink and stamped onto white cardstock.  Then I covered the images with white embossing powder and heat set it.  

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I used Carved Pumpkin Distress ink and sponged over the embossed images. The embossing resists the ink and the images are revealed.  I misted the paper with plain water and dried it.  Once it was dry I spattered it with black ink.

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I trimmed the background and adhered it to a piece of patterned paper and used foam adhesive to glue it to a white card.  

Next I stamped, watercolored and die cut the whale.  Using foam tape I adhered it to my card front.

I stamped and white embossed my sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and glued that to my card under the whale.

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To finish the card I just added a few epoxy dots!

I hope you enjoyed today's post and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

 

 

 

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07/19/2019

Fri 19

Merry & Bright
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone,

I couldn't let the month go by without creating a "Christmas in July" card.

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I also wanted to show you how versatile your dies can be.  I used the Birds and Blossoms craft die to create my Christmas Card.  All I did was cut off the flowers from the die cut then added Red Nuvo drops for berries in their place. 

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I die cut the Birds and Blossoms from watercolor paper.  I lightly traced the circle opening on my white cardbase and sponged it with Broken China Distress ink.  I spattered it with clean water and used a paper towel to pick up the water.  This left my background looking like it had snowed.  I used foam tape and adhered my card front to my cardbase.  

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I die cut the pine branches and the holiday lamp post from white cardstock.  I used only the circle with the tree branches and cut away the lamp post.  

All the die cuts were painted with Distress Inks.  I also painted a red strip of paper that I used to white heat emboss my sentiment.  

To assemble the card, I glued the Birds and Blossom into the circle.  Next I glued the pine tree circle on top of that.  The birds were adhered to the card using foam tape.  I spattered the circle area with white acrylic paint and then added my red Nuvo drops.

I used foam tape to adhere my sentiment strip.

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To finish the card, I glued the pine branches to the top left side of the card front and added a red button in the center of the branches.

I hope this inspires you get a jump start on your Christmas cards!  

Thanks for stopping by today!

Donnasignature

 

 

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07/12/2019

Fri 12

Long Time No Sea
by Donna Sledzik

Hi everyone!

Today I have a fun and simple summer card for you featuring both new and old products.  

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To make this card, I started with a white cardbase and spattered it with blue ink.  

Then, I  cut the seal using the Sweet Seal die and the Wave Ribbon Collage background die from white cardstock.  I used the negative part of the wave background and glued those to a piece of white cardstock.  I ended up cutting another wave background because I needed a few more waves for my piece.

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Once the pieces where glued to my paper, I trimmed it to a 2 3/4 " square.  

Next I sponged the background with Distress Oxide Inks and spattered it with white ink.

I sponged the seal with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  I glued a piece of black cardstock on the back side of the seal so that the eyes and nose would stand out.

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I also sponged a 3" square of white cardstock with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and adhered it at an angle to my card front. 

Next I glued my wave panel to the card front and adhered the seal using foam tape.  

I white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock, then glued it to the card front.

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To finish the card, I used some glass baubles for embellishment.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Donnasignature

07/05/2019

Fri 05

Sparkle
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great 4th! My card for today has a 4th of July theme since the festivities will carry over into the weekend.

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To make this card I used a Gelli Plate to create my background.  I die cut the Starry Circle from white cardstock and used it as a stencil.  I placed it on my Gelli Plate and used a white Uni Posca paint pen to fill in the stars.  

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I moved my stencil around the plate and also hand drew some stars to fill in the background.  I let those dry and then spattered the background with gold ink and let that dry.

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I then brayed a thin coat of blue acrylic paint over the top of the plate and placed a piece of white cardstock on top of it.  I pressed the paper down with my fingers to make the print.

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I trimmed the paper and adhered it to a white cardbase with foam tape.

Next, I sponged white cardstock with Candied Apple Distress ind and die cut the Scribble Flower Background.  From white cardstock I die cut the Scribble Flower Outline and glued those to the flower backgrounds.  I hand cut the flower stems from white cardstock and glued them to the back of the flowers.  

I glued the largest flower to the card front and adhered the other 2 flowers with foam tape.

The work sparkle was cut from white cardstock and glued to a strip of black cardstock.  Then I used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

I stamped best wishes and glued that to the card under the word sparkle, and that's it!

I hope you have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

06/21/2019

Fri 21

Birthday Card
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a fun background technique for you to try, which includes blowing bubbles! 

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To create this background you need to mix about a tablespoon of acrylic paint and dish soap in a shallow bowl. Add some water to thin out the paint mixture.  Take a straw and blow into the mixture to create bubbles.  The bubbles will come to a dome shape over the bowl, then you can tap your paper onto the bubbles. You can repeat this process to cover your paper.  

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Once the background was dry, I used foam tape to adhere it to a white cardbase.

Next I die cut the Happy Octopus 3 times from white cardstock.  The waves and the octopus were sponged with Distress Ink.  

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I glued one of the white circle frames to my card front and then adhered the waves and octopus.  Next I glued another white frame on top of the first one.  I adhered an acetate die cut circle to the back of the third frame and glued that on top of the others. 

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I stamped and white heat embossed my sentiments on strips of black cardstock and adhered those to the front of my card.

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To finish the card, I added some dew drops to add a little dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

 

06/14/2019

Fri 14

Wishing you the Best
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone,

This month's challenge is "buttons", and here is my challenge card.

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To create this card, I die cut the Large Cosmos die on the top portion of my card front and saved the flower outline. Next I sponged my card front with Twisted Citron Distressed Oxide ink and misted it with water.  Once it was dry, I spattered the card front with Broken China Distress Oxide ink. 

I sponged a white notecard with Broken China Distress Oxide ink so that the color would show through my die cut on the card front.  I used foam tape to adhere my card front to my notecard.

I die cut the Antique Leaf Label craft die from white cardstock and glued this to my card front.  Next I adhered a button to the center of my flower and used foam tape, only in the center, to glue it to my card. 

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Next I stamped and white heat embossed the word wishing on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it to my card front.  I stamped "you are the best" in black ink right underneath the word wishing.

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

Donnasignature