April 23, 2014

Scootin' Happy Birthday

Hi there!!

Today i'm sharing a card i made i don;t know how many weeks ago!! I recently cleaned off my craft desk and put all my extra embellishments, die cuts, stickers, paper scraps, etc all in this small dish with semi-high sides. The dish (full of stuff) sits on my desk and is kind of in the way, but as you probably noticed in past posts, i am committed to using up all the stuff in this dish!! And almost everything on this card comes from that dish!! Yay!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

For Christmas i received the remaining Distress Markers i was missing and colored up a storm!! Several of those colored images are in my dish, just hanging out waiting to be used! Well for this card i used one! Cute little Penny Black's Mimi riding on a scooter!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I trimmed the watercolor paper that i stamped and colored Mimi on. One edge i cute with a die, the negative of a notepad (should have flipped it around, but i like it regardless) Next i wrapped black twine around the panel and tied it in a bow.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I also found in my dish a flower journal card from who knows what, from who knows when!!! heheh!! :D I thought the flowers matched the colors i used to color Mimi, so i rounded the corners and adhered my Mimi panel to it. I stamped the simple Happy Birthday sentiment, then i adhered the whole thing to my card base with foam dots.

Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Penny Black - Scooter Mimi, Special Wishes
Distress Markers: Black Soot, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick, Barn Door, Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jean, Tattered Rose, Mustard Seed, Fine Linen, Wild Honey.

April 22, 2014

Magical

Hi there!!

Last week i did a little experiment! I used glue with a stencil!! Yep you read that right! Glue!! I used a nice somewhat thick (you don't what it runny, like Elmer's glue!) white glue that dries clear. I wasn't sure how they well the glue would spread or how it would look after lifting the stencil, but it worked really nice. Probably would work with a stencil that is very detailed though!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Once i lifted the glue i added first the gold glitter (this glitter is big and chunky!!), however i did leave some spots not covered. I quickly shook off the excess and then added purple glitter, then i gently pressed the glitter into the glue a little, figured it would help hold the glitter. Then i shook off the excess purple glitter and put it back in the tube.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I came back much later in the day or the next day (can't remember!) and the glue held the glitter nicely, only a stray fleck or two comes off if you really shack the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Since i didn't really want to cover my lovely medallion (and yes it really is a medallion, though after editing the photos i thought it look like a snowflake! The glitter blurs the edges a bit!) i die cut a banner and stamped the sentiment from the TAWS stamp set Enchanted. I think the sentiment went wonderfully with the sparkle of my medallion!

Thanks for stopping by !!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Enchanted
Glitter: Stampendous
Die: PTI - Double Ended Banner
Stencil: Momenta

April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Hi!

I originally was going to post this yesterday, but then duh! it hit me, wait one more day and post the Easter card ON Easter!! LOL! I made this card for Taheerah's Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge #13.


From the inspiration photo i took away the bunnies and the pink and yellow colors that dominate. I actually had a different plan, but when i sat down and started it morphed into something else.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp

I did a lot of masking and stamping to make my bunny background. I wanted it to be a really full background, so i had 3 bunny masks and 1 ear mask going at once. When the background was don;t i wasn;t sure what i wanted to do with it, color it, color one or two, add a paper peiced bunny.... the ideas were swirly, but i didn;t want to mess it up!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp

As i was thinking about it, i took a pieces of water color paper and stamped, then embossed the Happy Easter in white. Then i used pink and yellow watercolors to color the strip. I thought it was hard to read the sentiment so i added some shadow to the Happy. I added a couple pink sequins and a yellow sequin.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp

When that was done, i thought that the background really needed something so i decided to just color the bunny noses and leave it as that. Kind of less is more!! (and i really didn;t want to try something and have it not work out and all that work down the tube!) Last I added the watercolor panel to my card base with foam dots.

Thanks for stopping by! And i hope you have a wonderful Sunday!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: A Muse Studio - Color Me Happy
Die: Avery Elle - Custom Panels
Watercolors
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts

April 19, 2014

Mr Fix It

Hey there!!

Today i have a card for you made with a NEW stamp set from a NEW stamp set company: Waffle Flower!! My friend Nina Yang is the owner and designer of these new stamps! As soon as i got them i started playing, so you will be seeing more soon!

The first card i want to share is from the Hey Mr. stamp set. My pocket book could only allow for a couple of sets and i choose the Hey Mr. set because while i have a couple 'manly' sets none included tools! I love not just the images but also the sentiments!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

For my card i first stamped the tool box in red ink and added the lock with black ink. I stamped the tools, drill, hammer, screw driver etc. around the tool box. I also added a few tiny nails. Then i added a ground, so they wouldn;t be floating in space. I used a distress marker and water. Next i cut out the top portion of the card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I found some chevron and woodgrain pattern paper and added it to my card base. I stamped the sentiment at the top. Then i added my tool panel with foam dots. I love how it turned out!! A nice, no fuss manly card!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you will check go and check out all of the new Waffle Flower stamps!! p.s. there are metal dies too!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Waffle Flower - Hey Mr.
Pattern Paper: Glitz - Dapper Dan
Ink: Hero Arts - Pale Tomato. Papertrey Ink: Smokey Shadow
Distress Marker: Antique Linen

April 18, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge #51 - Take 2

Hiya!!

Today i have another card for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge #51! The challenge is now 4 weeks long and the current challenge has about a week to go, so there is plenty of time to play along!! The winner gets 2 stamps sets AND gets to be a guest designer in an upcoming Be Inspired Challenge!! Cool, huh?!?!

Here is the inspiration photo:


I started with a red card base and placed a poka-dot stencil over it. Then with a white opaque pen i did a quick sketch inside each dot. I let the ink dry before removing the stencil.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Next i die cut a circle from watercolor paper and stamped the radish image from Veggin out. I colored the radish with distress markers. I also stamped the Rad sentiment on the circle's

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Then i die cut a scallop boarder from Kraft card stock and used the technique discovered by fellow DT team mate Christine. She found an awesome technique to make your own woodgrain paper, it super easy and super cool! I did the same thing in her video with my border, only i used a small brown mini ink pad, which worked perfect with the small border! Click here to check out Christine's video!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I added my banner, circle and a little wood veneer to my card with foam dots. I just love this card!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to submit your own take on the inspiration photo!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps: Veggin Out
Die: PTI - Banner, Avery Elle - Custom Panels
Embellishment: Studio Calico
Distress Markers: Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Barn Door, Fired Brick
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
Pen: Gelly Roll - Opaque Pen

April 17, 2014

Miss You

Hi there!!

Well we ended up getting 3 inches and breaking the record! So now that winter had its last gasp i hope spring will actually stick around!! Today's card uses stencils and i have been think about this card for awahile! In fact i had planned to use another part of the stencil, it was all planned in my head but totally forgot when i actually made the card! Regardless i love how it turned out!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

To start i cut a panel of watercolor paper (ended up using the rough side that i though was the smooth side!!). I placed my stencil over the paper and used 2 yellow distress inks to color in the stencil. When that was done i flipped the stencil over and down a little and used 2 orange distress inks. I did it again and used red distress inks.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I had a little strip left at the bottom, so i added the black strip, felt it really helped ground the panel. I then stamped the Miss You word bubble from The Alley Way Stamps Spell Check set. I cut it out and adhered it to my card base with foam tape!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I love how it turned out!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Spell Check
Distress Inks: Barn Door, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey.
Pigment Ink: Memento Luxe - Tuxedo Black
Stencil: The Crafter's Workshop - Mini Urban Landscape

April 15, 2014

Bee Amazzzing

Hey!

How if everyone today? I typed this up yesterday and as of then, we are supposed to get about an inch of snow today! Blahhh!! That means plants are covered and we just might break this area's record snow fall! I hope it just snows 2 inches, breaks the record then never happens again!! Ok well i guess it will happen again, later this year.... much later, i hope!! Spring is springing and i just don;t want any more snow!!!

But anyway today i'm sharing a card with you featuring The Alley Way Stamps new release stamps!! I went with a nice and bright (and springy) colors today, white and aqua!! I started with stamping the bee on watercolor paper, then masking and stamping her wings and antennae. I colored her with distress markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Then i used some white pigment ink and stamped several hexagons (outlines and solids). I also stamped a couple in a dark aqua color. Then i found some hexagons that surprising matched my card stock!! Yay!! I stamped the sentiment and then added the bee with foam dots!


Nice, easy and cuuute!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps: Bee Unique, Bee Sweet, Bee Happy (this months free mini with $40 purchase)
Ink: Papertrey Ink: Fresh Snow, Hawaiian Shores. Versafine: Onyx Black
Hexagons: Basic Grey - Capture
Distress Markers: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade