August 30, 2016

Crafter's Companion & Spectrum Noir on HSN TODAY!!

Hello!!

I'm stopping today as a reminder that Crafter's Companion & Spectrum Noir are on HSN TODAY!!! The new Colorista line is available along with lots of other great products!!

First here is the schedule (subject to change)!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
My card today features one of the new Die'sire Create A Card dies! When I saw this die I new exactly what I wanted to do with it!! Basically, I thought it would make for a great stain glass inspired card and I was right! I love how it turned out!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I started with a panel of black cardstock and I used the angel die on the panel. The set also comes with dies for the outside of the images, but I didn't need it for this card but it's nice to have the option!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Next, I ran the panel through my sticker maker. Then I carefully added the angel to a white card base. Then all I had to do was color each area with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens!! I used Red Berry, Blue Topaz, Emerald Green, Holly Leaf, Spun Gold, Rose Quartz, Hearthside, Amethyst, Fig, Moonstone, Pink Champagne, Smoked Quartz, Aquamarine, Macaroon.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

The card needed a sentiment but I wanted to keep it simple so heat embossed the sentiment in white on vellum. Then I trimmed it, notched one end and added it to the card with a staple!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will check out HSN today, there are tons of stamps, dies and the new Colorista collection for adult coloring!!

Dana

Supplies
Die'sire Create a Card - Festive Angels
Stamp: Bebunni - Christmas Present
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens

August 29, 2016

Poppy Stamps Shaker Card

Hello!

This is my second card today! You can find my Crafter's Companion card here.

Today is the last day to enter Poppy Stamps Shake It Up Challenge and I am just making it in before it closes!! I made this last week and thought oh I have all the time in the world before the end of the month.... well it is now the end of the month!! LOL!!



I am also entering this in Darnell's NBUS (Never Been Used) Challenge #7! I got this Poppy Stamp set Ewe Are The Best many, many months ago and when I saw the shaker challenge earlier this month I decided it was time to use it!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps
To start I picked out some pattern paper and I used a Simon Say Stays Frames Die to cut some green and purple pattern paper. From the green paper, I cut out the lamb body twice. To make sure I had the placement right I first added the green panel to the center of a white card base and used washi tape to hold the dies in the right spot. After die cutting the bodies I stamped the Ewe Are The Best on the green panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps

I also die cut the heads and legs from Kraft card stock and then stamped the matching heads. I also stamped the heads on white card stock, fussy cut out the hair and adhered them to the Kraft heads.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps

To assemble the shaker I adhered some acetate to the back of the green panel and then added foam tape around each of the bodies. Then I added a few sequins to the card and with some more foam tape around the rest of the panel I added it to the card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps
I added the purple border around the green panel directly to the card base and then last I die cut a tiny heart and added it above one of the lambs.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Poppy Stamps - Ewe Are The Best
Dies: Poppy Stamps - Ewe Are The Best. Simon Says Stamp - Frames
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Paper - Homegrown
Sequins: Darcies - Iridescent White. Neat & Tangled - Christmas Mix

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and Embossing Paste

Hello!

I have a little peek  today of a new die from Crafter's Companion that will be available tomorrow on HSN!! Well, I actually didn't use the actual die cut on my card instead I used it as a stencil.
Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
First, I used the Die'sire Create a Card Garden Party die and just cut it from some card stock. With some washi tape to hold it in place, I put the die cut over a white card base.

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next I mixed up some white embossing paste with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Soft Jade. The more pen ink you add, the darker the color will be. With a pallet knife I added the embossing paste to my die cut stencil. I scraped up the excess and carefully peeled way the die cut and threw it away. To make your 'stencil' reusable, use the die with a sheet of stencil material!

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I'd like to note that this was the first time I have added SN's Sparkle Pens to embossing paste. The paste dilutes the pen ink so there really wasn't much sparkle. But, next time I'm going to try adding the clear sparkle pen and another color to see if enough of the clear will make the paste sparkle!! So stay tuned!!

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

While the embossing paste was drying, I stamped several of the flower from Sheena Douglass A Taste of India, Mandala and Henna stamp sets. I used Sparkle Pens Harvest Moon, Rose Quartz, Soft Jade and Fig  to color the flowers. Then I used some sharp scissors to fussy cut out the flowers and leafs.
Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

With liquid adhesive I added the flowers to my card and added a few white sequins. From the Kimono - Lotus Flower set I used a Friends sentiment and stamped it above the dried embossing paste.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will stop by HSN this Tuesday and check out all the great new products that will be available from Crafter's Companion!!

Dana

Supplies
Dies: Die'sire Create A Card - Garden Party
Stamps: Kimono - Lotus Flower. Sheena Douglass A Taste of India: Mandala, Henna
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen: Soft Jade, Fig, Harvest Moon, Rose Quartz
Embossing Paste: Wendy Vecchi White (Soft Jade was added to the paste)
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh - Sweet Pea Mix

August 28, 2016

Crafter's Companion Stamping with Watercolor Markers

Hello!!

Crafter's Companion will be on HSN Tuesday August 30th with a ton of product!! The Texture Collection is one of these great products, embossing folders and stamp sets! My card today features the Words of Wonder 2, Basket & Burlap and Walls & Corners stamp sets!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I did a bit of stamping with my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers to create a bright grunge look!! I am so not a grunge kind of stamper, but these sets make it so easy!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Basically I just colored the different Aqua markers on the stamps, spritzed with water and then stamped. Sometimes I would stamp the stamp again just a little off set from the first stamped image. To help get a more watercolor look I also went in with a wet paint brush and pushed the ink around.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

When I was happy with the background stamping I used the Black Aqua marker and colored the sentiment stamps and stamped it with out adding water to the stamp.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
The card still needed a little something, so I added a few black and gold sequins! Last I trimmed the panel and added it to a black card base.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps; Textured Collection - Words of Wonder 2, Basket & Burlap, Walls & Corners
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Card Stock
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers: Rose Pink, Crimson, Red Violet, Orchid, Charcoal, Black
Embellishments: Neat & Tangled Sequins: Black. Simon Says Stamp Sequins: Tiny Gold

August 27, 2016

Spectrum Noir Colorista Card

Hello!!

Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a great weekend!! Today I'm sharing the 3rd project I made with just one colored sheet from the new Spectrum Noir Colorista Adult Coloring Pad. These pad (and other Colorista products) will be available Tuesday, August 30th on HSN!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
This card is the last project I made from one sheet. First I made this card and then this notebook cover. I had a piece of the pad left that was roughly 8 inches by 3 or 4 inches, with a slight curve cut out of it. It wasn't a huge piece but I really didn't want to throw it out either!! So, I decided to cut thin strips from what I had left.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I was able to get four strips from my left overs and I adhered them to a black card base. After trimming off the ends the remaining pieces didn't quite fit all the way across the card, so I decided to add 3 more strips but making each strip that much shorter then the one above it.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next I stamped the sentiment on a strip of black card stock and heat embossed it in white. Then I added it to the card. I thought the card still needed something and I found some colorful pearls that matched to add to the card.

Here is a picture of all three projects made with just one sheet from the Colorista Marker Pad!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek of some great products other then the Colorista that are coming to HSN on Tuesday!

Dana

Supplies:
Spectrum Noir Colorista: Easter Promise Pad. Markers: Magenta, Hot Pink, Nectarine, Lemon, Canary, Pearl Blue, Denim, Cobalt, Cerulean, Cyan, Pear Green, Forest Green, Pistachio, Leaf Green, Lipstick, Burgundy
Stamps: Crafter's Companion Sentimental - Greetings
Doodlebug Designs Mini Pearls - Spring Assortment

August 26, 2016

Crafter's Companion Create A Card Release & Tutorial

Hello!!

This is my second post today, click here to check out a little peek of my Coffee Loving Cardmakers card!

Crafter's Companion has a great new Create A Card (among other great new dies that you can see here, here, and here that release today!! Great new dies perfect for every day and a couple could even be for the holidays!! Stop by the Crafter's Companion blog to see a tutorial I did with the Classic Floral Frame!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Week 3

Hello!

Today I'm on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today, it's my last post as the August Guest! I'm kind of sad, it has been so much fun making Coffee card and sharing them with you! A big thank you to Amy for the opportunity, it been a blast!!!

Here's a little peek of my card, I hope you stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to check out the whole card!! :)




Dana