194 posts categorized "Donna"

11/20/2020

Fri 20

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a fun card for you which features water stamping on a blended distress oxide background.

To make the background I used a blending brush and applied distress oxide inks to the cardstock. You want to make sure you get a good amount of ink on the paper for the water stamping to work.

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I placed my stamps in a Misti Stamping tool, misted it lightly with plain water and stamped on the cardstock. I dried the paper and then repeated the stamping to cover the background. I used smaller stamp images to fill in the open areas.

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Next, I die cut the Bountiful Wreath in the center of the background and adhered the background piece to white cardstock that was cut to the same size as the card front. I glued the die cut center piece of the wreath in place in the open space. Now it looks like a white white die cut wreath.

Next I picked a pink glitter paper for the word "Merry" but it was a little too light, so I colored the paper with a copic marker to darken it. Then I die cut the word Merry once from the glitter paper and two times from white cardstock. I glued all the words together ending with the glitter word.

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Next, I stamped, colored and die cut the bunny and used foam adhesive to adhere it to my card.  I stamped and white heat embossed the word Christmas on a strip of black cardstock and glued it in place on the card. The word merry was glued to the card just above the bunny image.

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Next I mounted the card front on a black cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.

I added some sequins to finish off the card. That's it for today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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11/13/2020

Fri 13

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a Christmas card featuring products from the 2020 Memory Box  Christmas release.

The first thing I did to create this card was to brayer Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink onto the flat side of the Snowy Forest 3D embossing folder.  I placed white cardstock into the folder and ran it through my die cutting machine.  

Next, I used white cardstock to die cut the Pinpoint Snowflake

I was going to do a traditional slimline card, but the dimensions weren't right for my design so I just modified it a bit. There's no rules in making cards, right? 

I made my card base and then cut layers to fit within that size card. I die cut the snowflake background in half to fit the length of my card and glued it behind the embossed image.

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I die cut Merry Christmas from red cardstock and glued it to my card front. 

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To finish the card, I added some snowflakes for a little dimension. That's it!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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11/06/2020

Fri 06

Wishing you a Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone! Now that it's November, it's time to start thinking about Christmas cards. 

For today's card, I started by die cutting several trees from watercolor paper using the new Pine Tree Collage die and used watercolors to paint each tree.

Next, I stamped and white heat embossed my sentiment on white cardstock. I placed a circle mask for the moon under the sentiment and sponged my paper with Red Distress Oxide Inks, leaving about an inch of plain white on the bottom of my cardstock. To finish, I spattered the paper with plain water to give it the look of snow. 

I used black cardstock to die cut the Santa and sleigh and glued it in place over the moon.

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Next, I glued the trees in place along the bottom of the inked portion of the background.  Once the trees were glued in place, I spattered the card front with white paint.

I adhered the card front to a piece of patterned paper and glued that to a white top folding card base.

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To finish the card, I added texture paste under the tree line and sprinkled glitter on it while it was still wet.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

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10/23/2020

Fri 23

Wishing Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a fun technique for you called " Die Cut Letterpress". I saw this technique on Jennifer McGuire's blog: Here. I used the new Mistletoe Wreath Die for my card.

I die cut the Wreath 3 times from cardstock and once from vellum. Next I glued them all together, with the vellum wreath on top.  This forms our faux letterpress die. You want the vellum die cut on top to have a non-porous surface to ink the die cut.

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Next I inked the vellum side of the die cut with Distress Oxide Inks and placed it ink side down onto a piece of watercolor paper. I lightly misted the watercolor paper with plain water before I placed my die cut down. I ran this through my die cut machine as if embossing a die cut. All machines are different so just follow the instructions for embossing.

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The die cut will peel right off the paper. You can wipe the ink off it and use it again.

I spattered the background with the green inks and sponged the edges of the card with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I used various sized hole punches to create the berries and glued them around the wreath.

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I die cut the shadow portion of the word wishing from kraft cardstock and the writing portion from white cardstock. Next I glued the word to the shadow and adhered them to the card.

I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of kraft cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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To finish the card, I used foam tape to glue the card front to a kraft mat and adhered that to a white card base.

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

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10/09/2020

Fri 09

Grateful
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone! Today I have another fall themed card for you. The colors are very similar to my last card I posted. I guess I liked that color scheme. 

To create this card I started by using a stencil to dry emboss the card background. I used 110 lb. cardstock and ran it through my die cut machine as if I was embossing a die cut.  

Next I stamped the pumpkin and multiple leaves from the Halloween Pumpkin clear stamp set. I only used the leaves on the top portion of the pumpkin image. I used Copic Markers to color my images. Once they were all colored, I fussy cut them.

Copic colors used: B99, BG34, BG32, BG11, YG97, YG95, YG63, R27, YR07, YR04 and Y35.

I also colored a 1" strip of white cardstock with a Copic Markers, BG34 and B99. I stamped and gold heat embossed the word grateful on the strip. I also die cut the Scribble Leafy Branch Outline 3 times from white cardstock and colored them with the same color markers.

I placed my strip across my card front and and arranged my leaves and die cuts around it. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I went back and glued everything in place.

 

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09/29/2020

Tue 29

Autumn Slimline Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  If you like coloring, this card is for you!  I used Copic Markers for my card but colored pencils or watercolor would work just as well.

I stared by stamping my image, then colored it with Copic Markers and die cut it with the matching die.  I like to color my image first and then figure out my background. 

The Copic Marker colors I used are: BG34, BG32, BG11, YG97, YG95, YG63, R27, YR07, YR04, Y35, C00, and C1.

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I picked an aqua colored cardstock to match the berries in the stamped image, then sponged the edges of the cardstock with Broken China Distress Ink.  Next I stamped my sentiment using black ink and spattered the background with gold ink.  I also spattered my stamped image with the same ink.

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To finish the card, I layered the background to a kraft cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.  I used foam tape to adhere the stamped image to the card.

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

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09/22/2020

Tue 22

Boo Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a clean and simple Halloween card for you. I took several elements from the new dome dies to create this simple card.

To begin, I used gray cardstock and die cut only the haunted house from the Haunted House Dome Layer Die. Next I die cut the Winter Wood Dome from black cardstock and glued the haunted house behind it.  After I glued the die cut to white cardstock, I adhered the card front to a gray cardstock mat.  The matted card front was then mounted to a white card base. 

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To finish the card I die cut the pumpkin from orange cardstock and glued that to my card. Next I used black cardstock and white embossed the word Boo. I used a 1" circle punch to cut out the word and glued it to the top of the dome.

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That's it for today!  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

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09/08/2020

Tue 08

Trick or Treat
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have another Halloween card featuring a few more products from the new Memory Box release.

I started by lightly sponging white cardstock with Carved Pumpkin Distress ink and spattering it with black ink.  

Next I cut 3 strips of patterned paper, inked the edges with Black Soot Distress ink and glued them to the card front. This is a good way to use up those scraps of paper we all have!

I sponged white cardstock with Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress inks, then stamped and die cut the Trick or Treat sign.  I inked the edges of the die cut with Black Soot Distress ink and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

The bats were die cut from white cardstock and inked with Black Soot Distress ink, then glued to the card.

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To finish the card I adhered the card front to a black card base.

That's it for today!  Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

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09/04/2020

Fri 04

Trick or Treat
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a Halloween card for you featuring new products from Memory Box. I started by sponging a piece of black cardstock with Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Inks. Once the ink was dry I spattered the paper with orange, white and black inks.

I die cut the Jack o Lantern Bucket from orange cardstock and the background of the pumpkin from black cardstock. Using Black Soot Distress Ink, I lightly sponged the edges of the pumpkin. I glued the black background behind the jack o Lantern and used foam tape to adhere it to my card front.  

Next I used white cardstock and die cut many ghosts. I used the ghost dies from the new Haunted House Dome Layer Die and an older die called Floating Ghosts. I lightly inked the edges of the ghosts with Black Soot Distress Ink and then glued them to my card as if they were coming out of the pumpkin.

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I white heat embossed the words Trick or Treat on my card and then glued the card front to a orange patterned paper mat. Next I used foam tape to adhere this to a white card base.

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That's it for today! Have a great Labor day Weekend!

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08/25/2020

Tue 25

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have another Christmas card for you featuring new dies from the 2020 Christmas release. I really love the new Forest Pine Branch die! I'm sure you'll see me use it in many more projects.

To make this card, I die cut the Pointed Pine Needle Frame in the center of my white cardstock panel. Then I die cut frame, colored it and glued it back in place to assemble the card. Next I used Versa Mark Ink and stamped the word background on the panel and white heat embossed it.  Next I sponged over the paper using Simon Hurley's Woof dye ink pad and glued the card front to a white card base. 

I die cut the Forest Pine Branch 3 times from white cardstock and sponged them with Distress Ink. For the branches I used Gathered Twig and the pine needles were Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss.  For the frame I used Old Paper Distress ink.  Once everything was colored I cut some branches apart to place on my card.  I glued the frame in place first and then went on to fill in with my branches.

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I die cut the words Merry Christmas once from Red Foil Paper and twice from white cardstock. I glued the 2 white pieces together and added the red foil piece on top. This gives the words some dimension. Next I glued the words to the center of the card front.

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To finish the card I added some red pearls for berries. And that's it for today!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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