247 posts categorized "Donna"

05/12/2022

Thu 12

Hello
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I was so excited when I saw the foil plates and dies in the 2022 May release!

To make the card, I used the Sunburst Hot Foil Plate to add gold foil to white cardstock using a foiling machine.  Next, I used a blender brush to apply Distress Oxide inks to my foiled cardstock.  Because the foil is like a letterpress design that is debossed into the paper, the ink doesn't cover the foil. 

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I trimmed the cardstock and adhered it to a black cardstock mat, which I then glued to a white card base.

Using black cardstock, I die cut the Graceful Poppy Stems and the Sweet Poppy Stem and glued those to the card front. 

Next, I die cut the shadow from the Hello Daily Script die from white cardstock, and the word hello from black cardstock.  I glued the black hello word die to the shadow and adhered it to the card.

On a strip of black cardstock I white heat embossed the sentiment and adhered it to the card.

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To finish the card, I added some yellow sequins for some dimension.  

And that's it for today! Have a great day!

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05/05/2022

Thu 05

Happy Thoughts
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features a great way to use those leftover scraps of paper we all have.

I started by die cutting the Jumbled Line Collage die from a piece of white cardstock.  Next, I trimmed it down to a mini slimline card size and cut strips of paper to weave in between the lines.

I mounted this to a kraft cardstock panel and then glued it to a white card base.

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The flower was die cut 3 times from white cardstock, and glued together to give it more dimension.  I used foam tape to adhere it in place on the card.

Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on another strip of scrap paper.  Using foam tape I adhered it to the card front.

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

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04/28/2022

Thu 28

Hello Friend
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have another spring themed card for you which features some bright colored flowers and foliage.

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I die cut the flowers and leaves from white cardstock, and used Distress Oxide Inks to add color to them.  I used Gold and Black Nuvo Drops for the centers of the flowers.

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Next, I used a blending brush to lightly apply Squeezed Lemonade Ink to a watercolor panel.  I spattered it with gold and black inks.  Once the paper was dry, I used foam tape to adhere my flowers to the card and then glued the leaves in place.

I die cut the words "Hello Friend" from Glossy Black cardstock and the shadow from vellum.  Then I adhered my card front to a white card base.

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

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04/21/2022

Thu 21

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a fun Birthday card for you using more new products from the 2022 Spring release.

I began by die cutting one of the Nested Globes from white cardstock and stenciling on top of it with Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide ink.  Next, I lightly inked around the edge of the die cut with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink.  I also used Hickory Smoke ink and a blending brush to add ink to a White Woodgrain cardstock panel.  This brings out the texture in the cardstock.  I glued my globe die cut to the paper and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

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 I die cut the large leaves from the Exquisite Leaf Set using white cardstock and inked them with Distress Oxide Inks.  I glued the leaves in place over the globe die cut and spattered the card with white and gray inks.

Next, I die cut the shadow from the Happy Birthday Posh Script die from Vellum and the words from gray cardstock.  I glued the words to the vellum, which I adhered to the card.

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

Thanks for stopping by today!

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04/07/2022

Thu 07

Happy Easter
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a quick and easy Easter card for you!

I began by ink blending a white cardstock panel with Distress Oxide Inks.  The colors I used were Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry and Hickory Smoke.  I spattered the background with plain water and white ink.

Next, I die cut the Bunny Egg Collage in the middle of a white cardstock panel, and glued the ink blended background behind the opening in the die cut.  I adhered this to a gray cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

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I white heat embossed the words "Happy Easter" on a strip of gray cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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To finish my card, I adhered some fairy gemstones and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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03/29/2022

Tue 29

Hello Friend
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a simple card with a spring theme.

I started by creating a ink blended background on white cardstock as my base. 

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Allow background to dry completely before going on to stamping.  Once dry, I inked my stamp with Versa Mark Ink and white heat embossed the image.

Next, I inked a sentiment stamp with Versa Mark Ink and randomly stamped the background to give it some dimension.  I used Wilted Violet embossing glaze to heat emboss the random words.  I spattered the background with white ink.

I die cut the words "Hello Friend" from white cardstock and the shadow background from glossy black cardstock.  I glued the white words to the shadow background and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.  Next, I white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and glued it to my card.

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I glued the background to a black cardstock mat and then adhered it to a white card card base.

To finish the card I added some clear fairy dots.  That's it for today's card!

Have a great and creative week!

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03/24/2022

Thu 24

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features a fun technique called Bokeh Technique.  You begin by creating a blended ink background on white cardstock and use circle stencils with white pigment ink or white acrylic paint to create the Bokeh effect.

I used several circle punches to create my stencils.  You could use the Circle Basics Die Set instead. 

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I created my dye ink blended background and dried it completely before using white acrylic paint to do my circles. You're blending doesn't have to be perfect for this technique.

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I used a foam blending tool and a light touch to apply the paint to the background.

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I started with the larger circles first and then filled in with other sizes.  Once I was done with the circles and the paint was dry, I used my ink blending brushes to go over the colors to soften the white paint.  I also spattered the background with gold ink.

Next, I die cut the balloons and the shadow for the Happy Birthday from white cardstock.  I used gold foil paper for the Happy Birthday and glued it to the white shadow die cut.  

I glued the balloon die cut to the card and used a white pen to draw in the strings.  Next, I used foam tape to adhere the Happy Birthday die cut to the card.  

 

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To finish the card, I glued the card front to a gold metallic mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

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

P.S. I just realized the dot for the "i" in the word birthday feel off.  😢


 

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03/17/2022

Thu 17

Good Luck
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Today's card features a few new products from the Spring release.  I used the Layered Impatiens Craft Die and turned the flowers into shamrocks.  

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I used white cardstock to cut my flowers and colored them with copic markers.

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Next, I die cut the Paisley Bloom Leaf Arch die from Gold Mirror cardstock and glued them to a white cardstock panel.  

I used a label maker to create the sentiment and used foam tape to adhere it to the card front.

Next, I glued my shamrocks in place around the wreath.

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The card front was glued to a black cardstock mat and then adhered to a white card base.

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

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02/28/2022

Mon 28

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Monday everyone!  I'm back with another card featuring new products from the 2022 Spring release.

I started by using a Gel Plate to create the background for my card.  I sprinkled some Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders onto the Gel Plate and misted it with plain water.  Next I pressed watercolor color paper onto the Gel Plate to pick up the color.  I dried the paper and pressed it again onto the plate to deepen the color.  When the background was dry, I placed a stencil over the paper and used a baby wipe to remove some of the color.  It's a very subtle look because the watercolor paper absorbs the ink.  Next, I spattered the paper with gold ink.

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Next, I die cut the Exquisite Leaf frame from white cardstock and used a blending brush to add a little gold metallic ink the the frame.  I glued the frame to the background and adhered it to a kraft card base.

I die cut the shadow from the Happy Birthday die from foil paper and the words from white cardstock.  I used foam tape to adhere it to the card front.

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To finish the card, I added some Fairy Drops to the card front. 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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02/06/2022

Sun 06

Thinking of You
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have a fun technique for you.  I watched a YouTube video by Natasha Foote showing this floating shape technique.  

The first thing I did was to die cut the flowers and leaves from white cardstock and inked them with Distress Oxide Ink.  

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Once they were colored, I placed them face down onto a sheet of Gina K Masking Magic Paper.  I tried to place them as close together as possible.  Next, I placed my heart die on top of the images and die cut it.  The images stick to the masking magic which is a low tack paper.  I adhered foam tape to the images and then glued it to my card front.

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I placed it onto my card and lightly pressed it down to make sure everything was glued down.  Next, I gently peeled off the masking magic.

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I spattered the card front with gold ink and adhered it to a black cardstock mat.  Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and glued it to the front of the heart.

I adhered the card front to a white card base, and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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