156 posts categorized "Donna"

11/19/2019

Tue 19

Merry & Bright
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone, today I have a simple card that's made with a few dies and a stamp.

I took a piece of patterned paper from the new 6"x 6" paper pad, and die cut the Holly Double Arch in the center of the card front. I glued this to a slightly smaller piece of white cardstock and adhered it to a black cardstock mat. I used foam adhesive to glue that to a white card base.

Next I die cut the word "merry" from red cardstock and glued this in the center of the card.

I masked off the word merry from a sentiment stamp, and stamped the remainder of the sentiment onto black cardstock.  I white heat embossed the sentiment and adhered it to my card front using foam adhesive.  

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To finish the card, I added some red rhinestones to the die cut. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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11/12/2019

Tue 12

Joy Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a cute Christmas card to inspire you to get a start on your holiday card making. 

To make this card I started by die cutting the Starry Burst die onto watercolor paper.  I sponged over the paper with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and misted it with plain water.  The water helps the ink blend and settle into the rays of the burst. Next, I spattered the background with white paint.

 

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Next, I die cut the Pine Tree Hill from watercolor paper and glued this to my inked card front.  I trimmed away the excess on each side of the trees to fit the inked panel.  

I stamped the word "Joy" with red ink, die cut it, and used foam tape to glue it to my card.  I also stamped the sentiment in red ink under the trees.  

The deer were stamped, colored and die cut and I used foam tape to adhere them to the card.

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To finish the card I mounted the card front to patterned paper mat and glued this to a white card base.  

I hope you all have a great week, and find some time to make some cards!

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10/30/2019

Wed 30

Boo to you!
by Donna Sledzik

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Good Morning!  Today I have a quick and easy Halloween card for you!

To make this card I used the spider web stencil and placed it on the corner of my watercolor paper and sprayed across the stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide Spray. 

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Once the ink was dry, I adhered the paper to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to glue this to a white card base.

Next I die cut the large ghost 3 times from white cardstock and glued those to my card front.

I sponged Craved Pumpkin Distress ink on a strip of white cardstock and used foam tape to glue this to my card.  The word "Boo" I die cut from the new Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet die set, and glued that to the orange strip.  

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To finish the card I stamped the sentiment, "to you" under the orange strip.  The sentiment said "Happy Birthday to you",  but I masked off the Happy Birthday and only stamped, "to you" on my card.  

Thanks for stopping by today and have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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10/23/2019

Wed 23

Boo Card
by Donna

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Hello everyone, today I have a cute Halloween Card for you which uses several stamps to create a wreath around an adorable ghost. I used the Gina K Wreath Builder Template to create my wreath.  I picked my main stamp image to begin building my wreath.  

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I started by placing my template in my Misti Stamp Platform, and then placed a 4"x 4" piece of watercolor paper into the template.  I stamped my first image and then rotated my paper 4 times to begin to create my wreath.

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I picked several other stamp images to fill in my wreath.  Once I was done with my stamping, I watercolored the wreath.  I fussy cut the center of the wreath and glued it to a black cardstock mat.

I die cut the ghost and the word BOO from white cardstock.  I glued the word BOO to a strip of black cardstock and adhered the ghost and the word to the front of the card.

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To finish the card I adhered the card front to a white card base using foam adhesive.

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

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10/19/2019

Sat 19

Christmas Stocking
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning and welcome to Day 6 of the Holiday Blog Blitz!  There are so many exciting products in this holiday release, including paper and washi tape!

For my post today I used the Scalloped Stocking die and made a cute place setting project.  You could also use this as a gift card holder or an ornament for your tree.

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I die cut the stocking from patterned paper from the new 6" x 6" paper pad. I also cut another stocking from red cardstock.  I die cut the stocking toe and cuff from white felt.  

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Next, I sewed the stocking pieces together and embellished the stocking with more new die cuts (see below).  

The Snowman Background and the Antique Pine Label were die cut from white cardstock and the Scribble Snowman Outline and the word Joy were cut from black cardstock.  The pine branches were cut off the label and inked with Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint distress inks.

I glued the snowman outline to the snowman background then added ribbon around his neck for a scarf.  I glued the snowman to the front of the stocking and added a nose, eyes and buttons to him. The eyes and buttons are black Nuvo Dots and the nose was cut from orange cardstock.

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I glued the pine branches to the stocking cuff and finished it off with red buttons.  I glued the word Joy to the front of the snowman.

That's it for today's project!

Want to win your own Scalloped Stocking craft die?  Leave a comment to this post by Sunday, October 20th at 11:59pm EST.  One winner will be selected at random from the comments to win the die. Winners from the blitz will be posted on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, October 21st at 6:00pm EST.  

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!

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10/12/2019

Sat 12

Happy Birthday
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a clean and simple Birthday/Halloween card. I have so many birthdays in October, it's fun to combine them with Halloween.

To make this card I die cut the smallest Stylish Frame in the center of a piece of white cardstock.  I die cut the frame again, along with the medium frame from silver cardstock.  I wanted the medium frame to be a little smaller so I cut a section off.

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I sponged Distress Oxide Inks onto the center of my white card base and then adhered my card front to that.

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I glued my die cuts to the front of my card and die cut the witch from black glitter cardstock. I stamped my sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and white heat embossed it.  Using foam tape I glued it to my card front.

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That's it!  It's a very clean and simple card.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

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09/27/2019

Fri 27

Happy Halloween
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a Halloween card which uses many new products from the holiday release.

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To make this card, I used black cardstock to die cut cut the house and fence from the Haunted Hill Oval Frame.  I also die cut the Petite Leaf Frame from black cardstock. I used vellum to die the ghosts.  

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For the background of my card I used an acrylic painted piece of paper that I had saved from another project.

I glued the leaf frame to the painted background and trimmed it.  Then I glued several leaves back in place from my die cut.  Next I adhered the house, hill and ghost to the panel.  I spattered the panel with gold ink.

I glued an orange and striped piece of paper to a white cardbase and spattered it with black ink. Next I glued my die cut panel to the card front using foam tape.  

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To finish the card, I stamped "Happy Halloween" on the card front.

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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