February 23, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge 202 - Playful People

Hello!!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge 202 - Playful People! AI has also released 4 new clear stamps and they are AMAZING!! Stop by the AI blog to see all 4 stamp sets!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
My card today features the Reel Great Guys stamp set! I started by stamping the guys in the boat on a stitched rectangle. Then I stamped the fish hook sign and added the sentiment inside the sign. I also stamped the fish in the stamp set below the other fishing pole.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color everything. I started with the fish first, color it green. Then I went in with some blues for the water, going over the already colored fish. I was hoping it would look like the fish was under the water and I wanted to make sure it would work before coloring everything else. Well, I think it worked so on to the other color I went! I used: DR1, DG3, CG4, CG5, EB1, EB2, EB5, EB6, FS4, FS6, FS9, GB8, GB9, GT2, GT3, IG1, IG4, IG6, JT3, TN8, TN9. Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers: AB1, AB3.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I found some pattern paper that matched and added it to a white card base. Since this is a guy card I didn't want a lot of 'extra' stuff so to keep it simple and still masculine I added a few matching enamel dots to the panel. Last I just adhered the panel to the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by the AI blog for more inspiration and your chance to play along with our Playful People challenge!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Reel Great Guys
Pattern Paper: Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss
Embellishments: My Minds Eye - Kat & Co Oxford Lane Enamel Dots
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

February 22, 2017

Masculine with Distress Markers

Hello!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with another masculine card!! What can I say I was in the mood! Masculine cards can be tough, but a good way to make it easy is a cool manly stamp and manly pattern paper!! For my card I used Art Impressions Old Guy Club Set with Fancy Pants Swagger pattern paper. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by cutting some watercolor paper with a stitched die. Then I stamped the Old Guys and then used my Distress Markers to color them up: Tattered Rose, Pumice Stone, Ground Espresso, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers, Black Soot, Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Vintage Photo.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I picked out the vintage looking pattern added it to a white card base. From the same pattern paper pad, I cut a strip of wood grain and cut notches in the ends. I folded it in half and added a brad to the center. With some adhesive, I added the embellishment to the corner of my stamped panel. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Last, I added the stamped panel to the card with foam tape. Another tip for masculine is to keep it simple: Pattern paper background, stamped and color image and one embellishment!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions - Old Guys Club
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Swagger
Distress Markers
Recollections - Fall Brads

February 16, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Adhesives & Embossing Powder

Hello!!

I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with my first post! I hope you will stop by and check it out! Here is a little peek of what you will see!!



Dana

February 15, 2017

Art Impressions Masculine Paper Piecing

Hello!!!

Today I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a cute little card for that special golfer in your life, Gordon Golfer!! Sometimes they did a little pick me up or just a hello! I did some simple paper piecing today, the best way to do paper piecing, pick pattern paper from the same paper pad!! Super easy, no matching necessary!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Whenever I do paper piecing I always start with the paper! Since this is a card for a guy I used Fancy Pants Swagger pad. I think golf pants always call for plaid!! A little stamping and fussy cutting and I have a pant and a hat for my golfer!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Since I went with the gray striped background I kept his shirt basic white and added just a touch of color to his outfit by coloring his socks!! To color everything but his hat and pants I used my Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5, BG6, EB5, EB6, FS4, FS6, FS9, IG1, IG2, JG6.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I kept the panel I stamped and colored the golfer on simple and square! So I did the same for the sentiment, though made it into a rectangle. I added the square and rectangle to the card with foam tape and lastly added a few matching enamel dots!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies

Stamps: Art Impressions - Gordon Golfer
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Swagger
Spectrum Noir Markers
My Minds Eye - Wicked & Cut & Paste Enamel Dots

February 9, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge #201 - Lots of Love

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #201, so plenty of time still left you to play along!! The Design Team are featuring NEW Mini Tryfolds, stamps perfect for Valentine's Day or any day you want to send some love!!

My card ...oh wait, can't say that! Hold the presses!! It's rare I don't make a card, and well I planned on making a card but a big mistake changed that!!! So to not have to throw away all my hard work I made a tag instead!! :D
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

These new Mini Tryfolds are so adorable! My tag features the Paws to Love set!! I first stamped all the images on white cardstock and then used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to color them. I used: Blender, AB1, AB3, AP1, AP3, PP1, DG3, GB2, GB4, GB7, GB9, IG2, IG6, MB2, PP2, patterYG1. Then I fussy cut them out with sharp scissors.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Because my intentions were to make a card I followed the instruction on the stamp packaging to make the card. I added some pattern paper from Pebbles Garden Party pad, a different pattern for the front, fold and inside.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started with the front of the card and adhered the image in the middle, I also added a little bit of kraft card stock for a ground. With the biggest die I cut through the center of the image, it cut through the image center, the pattern paper and the card cardstock. I did have to run it through my machine a few times!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I moved on to the fold and the second image, but this is were it all went wrong!! Instead of reapeating what I did above for the fold pannel, I did instead it instead on the inside! If you are not familiar with Tryfolds, your top image is on the left top panel, open that to the second fold panel and that opens to the right to reveal the third inside image. Well my card now had a nice window in that inside panel.

Instead of scrapping everything and starting over I instead cut the card part at the folds. So now I have three seperate panels! I went ahead and completed the 'inside' panel and then placed everything in the right order.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

To make the tag I punched wholes in the top of each panel and then used some white ribbon to attach all three pannels together. For a little added interest I added a twine bow around the ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And now you know what NOT to do when making a Tryfold card!! LOL!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Paws to Love
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Pattern Paper: Pebbles - Garden Party

February 8, 2017

Art Impressions Valentine Wobble Card

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! Send your special someone a card featuring an Art Impressions Valentine Action Wobble card, there are four great wobble sets: Tweetheart Set, Has Hugz Set, Bear Hug Set and Main Squeeze Set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

My card features the Tweetheart set, isn't it soo cute?!?! I started by die cutting a circle from watercolor cardstock and then stamping the full image. On a piece of scrap watercolor card stock, I stamped the small image that will be going on the wobble. With my Distress Markers I colored both images, I used: Fired Brick, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade, Ground Espresso.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I fussy cut out the smaller image and attached it to the bigger image with an action wobble. I found in my stash some cute love birds pattern paper and I added it to a white card base. From the same paper pad, I used a banner die a few times along with one made from the water color card stock. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I added the circle with the wobble to the card base and below added a few banners. For the sentiment, I stamped it on the watercolor banner and added it to the card with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Tweetheart Set
Dies: Spellbinders - Circles. PTI - Banner Die
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye - Happy Go Lucky
Distress Markers

February 1, 2017

Wanna Share?

Hello AI fans!!

Well, it's February and that means Valentine's day is only 14 days away!!! Art Impressions have some great Valentine stamps and today I am featuring the Wanna Share set! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started with the background cutting a panel from watercolor card stock. I applied Distress Inks Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick to the panel, then I splattered some water all over. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


While the panel dried I stamped the lady from the Wanna Share set on some white card stock. Then I used the following Spectrum Noir Markers to color her up: BP4, BP6, CR5, CR11, CR6, EB5, EB6, FS4, FS6, FS9, LG3, LG4, LG5, IG5, IG6. Then I fussy cut out the image.

I placed a Simon Says Stamp Tiny Spaced Heart stencil over the watercolored panel. I colored the stencil with Barn Door Distress Ink. Then I wrapped some gold stripe washi tape three times around the card. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


At the bottom of the panel, I stamped the sentiment. Above it, I adhered the image with foam tape. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Wanna Share Det
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp - Tiny Spaced Hearts
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door
Spectrum Noir Markers