236 posts categorized "Donna"

06/25/2021

Fri 25

Hello
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!

Today's card starts with a watercolor background I found in my stash of papers.  I often create various backgrounds and put them in a basket for future use.

I trimmed the watercolor background and mounted it onto a piece of blue cardstock. Next I adhered it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the Bubble Border die from blue cardstock and only used the circles to create bubbles on the background. I sponged white ink over the circles to soften the color and spattered the background with white and orange inks.

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Next, I die cut the jellyfish from watercolor paper and added color to them with orange distress inks. I used foam tape to glue them to the card.

To finish the card, I stamped the word "Hello" in the bottom right hand corner of the card.

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That's it for today! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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06/18/2021

Fri 18

Thinking of You
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a bright and colorful card for you!

I started by die cutting all my elements from watercolor cardstock and figuring out my card layout. 

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Next I used Distress Inks to add color to the die cuts.  

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I spritzed the circle die cut with plain water to add interest to the background.  I think I liked it better before I added the water. Lol

Next, I die cut the boat from black cardstock and glued it to the circle.  

I adhered the circle to the Pinpoint Burst background and then adhered this to a black cardstock mat.

Next, I glued the flowers and the leaves to the card front and stamped my sentiment on a vellum strip of paper which I adhered to the card. I added some yellow Nuvo Drops to the flower centers.

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To finish the card, I used foam tape an adhered it to a white card base.

That's it for today! Have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

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06/11/2021

Fri 11

Thank You Dad
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Since next week brings us Father's Day, I thought it would be a good time to do a masculine card.  I love the Wood Grain Plank die and figured it went well with the Toolshed 3D embossing folder.

I started by die cutting the wood planks twice from white cardstock.  Next, I glued them onto another piece of cardstock to create my background.

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Once the glue was dry I used distress inks to add color to the wood grain background.  I added the inks to my craft mat and sprayed them with plain water.  Then I dragged my paper through the inks.

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Next, I took a piece of red foil cardstock and embossed it using the Toolshed 3D Embossing Folder.  I used a sanding block to lightly sand the top layer of the paper to highlight the embossed images. I sponged Walnut Distress Ink over the embossed paper to give it a distressed look. 

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I cut the embossed paper at an angle and mounted it on a piece of black cardstock. Next, I glued that to my wood grain background and adhered it to a black cardstock mat and mounted it to a white card base. 

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I die cut the word Dad and the gears from black cardstock and glued them to the card. 

To finish the card I stamped "thank you" on a strip of white cardstock and adhered that to the card front.  

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That's it today! I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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05/28/2021

Fri 28

Celebrate
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! Today's card celebrates the unofficial start of the Summer season, so I went with a patriotic color scheme.

I started by applying Antique Linen Distress Ink to my craft mat and misting it with water. Next, I took a piece of watercolor paper and dragged it through the ink. I wanted a very subtle application of ink, so one swipe was enough, and then I dried the ink with my heat tool.

Next, I glued red and blue strips of cardstock to the left side of the inked paper and spattered it with white and black ink.

I die cut the Spiral Shell from watercolor paper. I lightly sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink on the shell outline and used Chipped Sapphire, Barn Door and Antique Lined for the shell background. I spattered the shell background with plain water and dried it with a heat tool. 

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I glued the shell outline to the shell background and used foam tape to adhere it to the card front.

Next, I white heat embossed the word celebrate and glued it to the shell.

I used foam tape to adhere the card front to a white card base.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

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05/21/2021

Fri 21

See You Soon
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today's card features more new products from the new Under the Sea release. 

I started by partially die cutting the Jumbled Line Collage on white cardstock. I wanted it to fit an A2 size card.

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I glued the die cut background to a light blue piece of cardstock, then adhered it to a red cardstock mat. 

Next, I embossed a navy blue piece of cardstock using the Waves 3D embossing folder. I lightly sanded the paper to reveal the raised lines of the waves. I trimmed across the waves so that the boat I'm adding would look like its sailing on the ocean.

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*I changed the background paper behind the die cut to a lighter color. I forgot to take a picture of it.

Next, I die cut the boat from white cardstock and used colored pencils to color it. I cut a slit in the waves to insert the boat.

I used foam tape to adhere the waves and boat to the card front.

I used a scrap of red cardstock to make a flag for the boat.

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To finish the card I white heat embossed the sentiment on red cardstock, used a circle die to cut out the shape and glued it to the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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05/14/2021

Fri 14

Long Time No Sea
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday! Today I have another Summer themed card featuring new products from the new Under the Sea release.

To create the background for the card, I began by adhering scrap strips of blue cardstock to a piece of white cardstock.  

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I trimmed the background and embossed it with the Waves 3D embossing folder. Next I lightly rubbed a white pigment ink pad over the embossed background and spattered it with orange and white paint.

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Using watercolor paper, I die cut the octopus and fish. Next I used Distress Ink to color the die cuts. The rope was cut from kraft cardstock and inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

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To assemble the card, I used foam tape to adhere the embossed background to a white cardstock mat. I glued blue cardstock strips to each end of the white cardstock and adhered it to a white card base.

Next I glued the rope die cut to the card front and used foam tape to adhere the Octopus and Fish.

On a strip of black cardstock I white embossed the sentiment and glued that to the card using foam tape.

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To finish the card, I glued some Fairy Drops to look like bubbles.

That's it for today! I hope you have a great day!

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04/30/2021

Fri 30

Have a whale of a time
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a fun summer card featuring products from the new Under the Sea release. I love all the products from this release and can't wait to share some fun cards with you.

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I started by creating a background to go behind the shell die cut window on the front of my card. I applied distress oxide inks to my craft mat and spritzed it with water, then I dragged my watercolor paper through the ink. Next, I placed the inked background into the new 3D Waves embossing folder and ran it through the die cut machine.

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I added a little more interest to the background and used a blending brush to add a darker blue ink to the raised areas of the design. Next, I spattered the background with white ink.

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As I mentioned above, I die cut the Grand Scallop Shell in the center of piece of white cardstock. Next I glued the embossed paper onto the back of the die cut shell.  I adhered this to a gray cardstock mat, and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

Next, I die cut the whales and kelp from watercolor paper and used distress inks to color them. I used foam tape and glue to adhere them to my card front and glued a piece of cheesecloth across the bottom of the shell.

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Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to glue it to my card.

To finish the card, I added fairy drops to look like bubbles.

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I hope you enjoyed today's card and have a great day!

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04/16/2021

Fri 16

Birthday Mail
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone! I have a bright spring card for you today, unlike today's weather, which is snow and rain! 

To make this card, I started by creating a Distress Oxide ink blend on a piece of white cardstock.

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I placed the inked cardstock into a 3D embossing folder and ran it through the die cut machine. Next, I took a sanding block and lightly rubbed over the embossed area revealing the white paper underneath. I glued the background to a white card base.

I die cut "Birthday Mail" shadow and "Wild Flower Stems" from white cardstock. The sentiment was die cut from purple glitter paper and glued to the white shadow die cut.

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I glued the die cut stems to the card front and then used foam tape to adhere the sentiment to the card.

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

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04/09/2021

Fri 09

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everybody! Today I have a clean and simple card for you.

  • I started by creating a distress ink background to go behind the butterfly die cut. I blended Citron Distress Oxide and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide on watercolor paper. I inked a piece of corrugated cardboard with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink and stamped into the blended background. 
  • Next, I die cut the Stained Glass Butterfly in the center of a piece of white cardstock.

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  • I I trimmed and glued my inked background to a white card base. 
  • Next, I stamped the word Hello under the die cut window and used foam tape to adhere it to my card base.
  • I die cut a frame from the Square Basic die set, that is slightly smaller than the Butterfly die cut.
  • Next, I glued the butterfly die cut to the back of the frame and then adhered it to the die cut window on the front of the card.

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That's it for today! Have a great weekend!

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03/26/2021

Fri 26

Hello Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone! Today I have a fun background technique using a Gelli Plate.  This is a gelatin like surface that you can apply paint or ink to and create a print. 

To create the background, I stamped the flower images with Black Archival ink onto the Gelli Plate.

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The ink needs a few minutes to dry before paint is applied to the plate. 

I squeezed 3 colors of acrylic paint onto the Gelli Plate and used a brayer to spread the paint. You only need a small amount of paint for this step. Once the paint is on the plate, I used a few household items to add some texture.

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In the photo above you can see how thin the layer of paint is. I waited a few minutes for the paint to dry, then added a layer of white acrylic paint over the whole plate. I used a brayer to spread the paint onto the plate.

I placed a piece of white cardstock onto the plate and rubbed it with my fingers to transfer the paint to the paper.

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I love all the texture that shows up on the print.

Next, I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper, then painted and die cut them.

I trimmed my printed paper and glued it to a black cardstock layer. Next, I used foam tape to adhere my flowers to the background. I spattered the piece with white paint. When the paint was dry, I adhered it to a green cardstock mat. I glued this to a white card base.

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To finish the card, I stamped the word "hello" and used foam tape to adhere it to the  card front.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!

Donnasignature

 

 

 

 

 

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