143 posts categorized "Donna"

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!

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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!

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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

06/07/2019

Fri 07

Happy Thoughts
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a simple watercolored card for you. 

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To create this card I painted stripes across my card front and then spattered it with same blue paint.  Once this was dry, I used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

Next I die cut the Picture Perfect Flower from watercolor paper and painted the flower and leaves.  I glued the die cuts to my card front once the paint was dry.  

I watercolored a strip of paper to match my flower, stamped and then white heat embossed my sentiment.  I used foam tape to adhere it to my card front.

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To finish the card, I added some black rhinestones to the flower center and that's it!

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

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05/28/2019

Tue 28

Birthday Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

Good morning everyone!

I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend!  We're finally getting a break from our rainy weather and enjoying some sunny days! That's what inspired my background for today's card.

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To create this card, I blended Distress Oxide Inks onto white cardstock. I started with the lightest color and moved down to my darkest color.  Once I was happy with the background I spattered it with plain water and gold ink.

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I die cut the Clarkia Flower Frame from white cardstock and glued it to my background.

I stamped my sentiments on strips of white cardstock and adhered them to the card front with foam tape.  

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I glued the card front to a white card base and finished it off with some Gold Nuvo Drops.

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

Donnasignature

 

05/14/2019

Tue 14

Birthday Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

I hope you enjoyed last week's blog blitz and are as inspired as we are by all the new products!

Here is my card for today using some of the fabulous stamps and dies!

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To create this card I once again went to a alcohol inked background that I had in my stash.  

I die cut the Small Fringed Peony from my background paper and kept the outline of the flower to place back into my die cut.  I also die cut the Scribble Leafy Branch Background 3 times from another piece of alcohol inked paper.  Then I die cut the Scribble Leafy Branch Outline 3 times from white cardstock.

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I adhered my background to a white card base and glued the peony outline back in place in the die cut. Then I glued my leaf background pieces in place and added the white die cut outlines on top of them.  I did trim some of the leaf die cuts to fit the card.

I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock and heat embossed it using white embossing powder.    

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To finish the card I added some epoxy water drop embellishments.  

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!

Donnasignature

 

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05/09/2019

Thu 09

Wishing you the Best
by Donna Sledzik

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying all the designer's posts this week!  There are so many inspiring ideas using these wonderful new Memory Box products.

For my card I decided to use the beautiful new Rose Bouquet stamp set.  This floral image is so much fun to color and I can see using it for many projects.

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To create the card I stamped and colored the image using colored pencils.  Once the coloring was done, I spattered the image and a white card base with black ink.

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I trimmed my stamped image to fit onto my card at an angle. I adhered this to a piece of black cardstock and trimmed the black to only mat two sides of my paper. To finish the card, I glued this to my card base and then added my die cut word "wishing" and my stamped sentiment to the card front as shown.

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Would you like to win your own Rose Bouquet stamp set? Leave a comment to this post by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 12th. One winner will be selected at random to win the new stamp set. All winners will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, May 13th at 6pm EST. Good luck, and I hope you will visit us often this week!

Have a great weekend and good luck!

Donnasignature

 

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05/07/2019

Tue 07

Thank You Card
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone and welcome to day two of the Blog Blitz!  

For my card today I decided to go with the new Antique Corner Rose Label craft die and a fun alcohol ink background.

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I love creating backgrounds to use for future projects. For this card I used a leftover paper towel to make the background. I put the piece of paper towel under my glossy paper when I was using alcohol inks. There was still plenty of ink in the paper towel and I reactivated the ink by squirting blending solution over it. Then I pressed a piece of glossy paper on top of the paper towel and lifted it to reveal my background. I created about 5 backgrounds from that one paper towel. As the paper towel gets drier you can pick up the texture of the paper towel better.

Look at all these fun backgrounds!  It pays not to throw anything away!

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I die cut the Rose Label twice from watercolor paper and painted one of the die cuts using Distress Inks.  I put a piece of tape behind the die cuts to keep them in place.

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Once the painted die cut was dry I glued it onto my background. I stamped the sentiment onto the label of the die cut and glued that in place on the die cut.  I used only the outline from the second die cut and glued that in place on top of the first die cut.

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To finish the card I added a few green Nuvo Drops to the card front.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Would you like to win your own Antique Corner Rose Label die?  Leave a comment to this post by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 12th.  One winner will be selected at random to win the new die.  All winners will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, May 13th at 6pm EST.  Good luck, and I hope you will visit us often this week!

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04/29/2019

Mon 29

Birthday Fishes
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a card for you which features a fun technique using a Gelli Plate.

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The circle background on the card is the piece I created with the Gelli Plate.  

To begin with, I die cut the fish on a piece of white cardstock to make a stencil.  

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I placed my stencil on the Gelli Plate and sponged Pan Pastels over the stencil. 

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Next, I removed the fish stencil and placed a piece of mesh (it came from a bag of onions) over the Gelli Plate and added some blue Pan Pastels in the background. 

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Once I finished my background, I brayered  a thin layer of white acrylic paint over the plate and then pressed a piece of white cardstock onto the Gelli Plate to make a print. Next I die cut a circle shape from the print.  I also stamped, colored and die cut some fish and seaweed to add to the card.  I stamped the striped border and trimmed it to fit the card.

IMG_5309To assemble the card, I spattered a piece of white cardstock with black ink and glued the striped border to the card front.  

Next I glued the circle to right side of the card front. I let it hang off the side and trimmed away the excess.  

Then I glued the fish to the circle and added the seaweed.

I stamped the sentiment onto a white cardstock strip and glued it to the card.

To finish up the card I added some clear dots. 

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Donnasignature

 

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