September 29, 2016

Crafter's Companion Hello Banner from Card Base Die

Hello!

Today I'm sharing a little banner I made with Crafter's Companion's Card Base die. I made this a couple months ago, which I am sure you can tell by the nice green foliage in the background!! This would also be a great as a holiday banner!!

I am also entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I started by cutting five strips of card stock that are a little bit wider than the die. I am using the Nicole Card Base Die. Then I folded each strip in half, one at a time I placed the die ontop of and just above the fold and die cut it.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

From a Verity Rose A4 Luxury Paper Pad, I used the die to cut out five pieces. Next, I pulled out some twine and placed each of the five card bases around the twine and adhered the two sides together. This allows each banner to move along the twine as needed.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

After all five banners were adhered I added the pattern paper to each. Last I pulled out some brown alpha stickers and spelled out Hello. This is super easy and can be easily personalized!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Die: Crafter's Companion - Nicole Card Base Die
Pattern Paper - Verity Rose A4 Luxury Paper Pad
Hemptique Twine
Glitter Alpha Stickers

September 28, 2016

Art Impressions Stacker Stamp & Slider Die

Hello!!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card featuring the Elephant Stacker stamp set and matching Slider die! Speaking of Stacker's have you seen the collaboration between Art Impressions and Simon Says Stamp??? The Terrier Stacker is so adorable, make sure you grab it, once it's gone it's gone!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
To start my card I stamped the Elephant Stacker on some white card base and used my Spectrum Noir Marker's to color them! To make the elephants interesting I did vary the grey's I used when coloring them. I used: IG 1, IG2, IG4, IG6. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I used the Slider die and cut the frame from some polka dot pattern paper. I trimmed the stamped piece to fit inside the slider, along with another piece to cover the elephants. To tease the recipient I punch a circle at the top, so you can see one elephant and as you pull the panel down you can see the other elephants!! 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
All the pattern paper I used on this card comes from the same paper pad, Teresa Collins You Are My Happy. This makes mixing patterns easy, they already match!! :)  I picked one pattern for the card base and a few other patterns I cut into flags. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the sentiment, I first cut a white flag from Avery Elle's Dotted Die, then stamped the sentiment. I added all the flags to the card and then the Slider with the elephants to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Elephant Stacker
Die: Art Impressions - Slider
Collection Pack - Teresa Collins - You Are My Happy
Spectrum Noir Markers

September 27, 2016

Crafter's Companion Birthday Gift Card Holder

Hello!

I'm stopping by with a cute little gift card holder! It's super easy to make up even if you need it last minute!! I used some great Crafter's Companion products, including one of the new Die'sire Classiques 12' dies!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started by picking out some pattern paper from the Verity Rose A4 Luxury Paper Pad. I cut the paper to 3 3/4 x 7, then scored it at 2 7/8 and 5 3/4. Then I folded the smaller section in and used a stapler at each side. This creates the pocket for the gift card.

I picked out some matching polka dot paper from my stash and used the Classiques Scallop Loop Edge Die. I trimmed the paper so there was a bit of card stock below the scallop. With black ink, I stamped the Happy Birthday from Just for Men's Rock Star stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Next, I added this part of the scallop with the sentiment on the front flap of the holder. I added another section of the scallop to the inside, this covers the stables. To keep the holder close, I just wrapped some twine around it and tied it in a bow.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Just for Men - Rock Star,
Dies: Die'sire Classiques 12" - Scallop Loop Edge
Pattern Paper: Verity Rose - A4 Luxury Paper Pad
Twine: May Arts

September 23, 2016

Spectrum Noir Coloring in Grey Tones

Hello!

Today I'm sharing a card I made featuring one of the new Crafter's Companion Colorista Background Stamps. There are four different backgrounds, for my card I used Loved with Butterflies.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started by stamping the background on Crafter's Companion Premium Ultra Smooth white cardstock. Then I went to town coloring, LOL!!! It takes a few days working on it, but I really love how it turned out! I went with gray tones in coloring this, no color what so ever!!! I used IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, IG10. I also used Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, Onyx Black to add just a touch of sparkle!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Next, I trimmed a piece of vellum and then white heat embossed a sentiment. I used Special Friend from Everyday with Barkley.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I trimmed the background to fit a card base and then wrapped the vellum around the panel adhering it on the back side. Then I just added the panel to a white card base. Very easy way to finish and show off your coloring!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Loved Butterflies
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen
Vellum




September 22, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge #193 - Cards to DIE for

Hello,

It's the second week of Art Impressions Cards to DIE for challenge!! AI just release some awesome new dies, the Placecard Pals, and Snowflake set. Make sure you stop by the AI blog for some great projects showcasing these products!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
My card today features the Snowflake die! These dies come attached to each and before they get separated I decided to try embossing with them! I used a tan mat available from Sizzix and ran the snowflakes through my die cutting machine on some watercolor card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua marker and added some ink to a pallete, with water I added the red ink over the all the snowflakes I embossed. I think this helps the embossed snowflakes stand out a bit.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I found some red card stock that matched and cut some snowflakes with it. I trimmed the snowflake panel down and tied some twine around it, then added it to a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
With brown ink, I stamped Warm Your Heart sentiment. I first stamped it in a light Kraft colored ink, then again with a darker brown ink, this gives a nice halo look to the sentiment! Last I added the red snowflakes randomly on the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will play along with us at the AI Challenge!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Warm Your Heart
Die: Art Impressions - Snowflakes
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers: Scarlet
Twine: May Arts


September 21, 2016

Art Impressions Robe Sinner Card

Hello!!

TGIF .... ok not really, BUT this would be a perfect card to send to a good friend, maybe invite them to a weekend getaway or pick me up after a tough week! I used the Robe Spinner stamp set and used stickers to make my sentiment!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the front and back images and then using my Spectrum Noir markers to color it. I used FS1, FS3, GB10, IB2, IB3, TN4. Then I used the Blender marker to add polka-dots to her pajamas. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I used the matching dies and cut the images out. To make the spinner, first I run each side through my sticker machine. I added white thread to the sticky back side and then added the front, sandwiching the thread between the two images. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

To a white card base, I added some pattern paper (adhere with removable adhesive), then used a circle die  and cut a window from the front. With a slightly bigger circle, I cut a circle frame from white cardstock. I removed the pattern paper layer and added my spinner, then adhered the pattern paper this time with double sided permanent tape. Then I just used some liquid glue to add the white frame.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From an alphabet sticker sheet I added TGIF with foam tape. Last I rounded each of the corners to go with my circle window!

Thanks for stopping by!!  


Dana 

Supplies
Stamps & Die: Art Impressions - Robe Spinner
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey
Spectrum Noir Markers

September 20, 2016

My Favorite Things Stamping & Masking

Hello!

This is my third and final card for My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest! This is my favorite card of the three! I love cats and love the Catitude stamp set!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things
I wanted a swirl of kitties!! So I lightly drew in a swirl starting at the center, this line helped me keep the cats going in the direction of the swirl. Before I started stamping on my panel I first stamped the cats on a full sticky post it and fussy cut them out. As I stamped the cats on my panel I used the post it note cats to mask off what I had already stamped.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things

The next step was to color the cats. I wanted to keep them simple because there were so many!! So I went with a simple cartoon-like style of leaving some white space while coloring. To make sure I liked the style and colors I picked out I first stamped all the cats on a scrap piece and colored them first. I ended up liking the coloring so I figured I would use these cats on another project!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things

The Spectrum Noir Markers I used were BG5, BG6, BT7,CD4, DR4, EB5, EB6, GB3, IG1, IG4, IG7, OR3, PL5, PP1, TN2, TN4, TN7.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things
Next, I used MFT's faux washi tape die from Blue Prints #13 and die cut some purple card stock. I stamped and heat embossed the You Have the Right Cat-itude sentiment. Then I added it to my card base with foam tape. Last I added a wood heart and three bronze sequins!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Catitude
Die: My Favorite Things - Blue Prints #13
Spectrum Noir Markers
Embellishments: Project Life Becky Higgins Wood Heart. Neat & Tangled Festive Fall Sequin Mix.