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


April 13, 2014

You Make Me Smile

Hey!

Sharing a card that i made using embossing paste and embossing powder! (i know i'm kind of addicted to it!!) The card has a nice gold theme to it, which is popular right now! Though personally i only wear silver, i don't really like gold... but on my cards it looks good!!

I just did a video on how i did the background, you can click here to see it (there just might be a giveaway too but you have to hurry, it ends tonight!!) I'm not going to go into the background detail since the video covers it!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Next i stamped the bird on watercolor paper and colored her (has to be a her with those eyelashes!!) with an opaque gold marker (also used in the video). I cut her out and added her to a strip of Kraft card stock with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I stamped the sentiment You Make Me Smile on the kraft panel. I added a small strip of black card stock to the kraft, then added it to my embossed card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: They Alley Way Stamps - Birds of a Feather, Speak Easy
Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver
Stencil: DCWV
Embossing Powder: Stampendous


April 12, 2014

Inktense Pencils & Copic Blender

Hi!

Today i have a card to share showing a cool technique i stumbled upon. I did a You Tube and Google search and couldn't find anyone else doing this, at least that i could see. So i thought i would do some more experimenting and eventually do a video in the future.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

It all started with a card i made a couple weeks ago, i wanted a quick and easy way to color an image. It turn out so well that after i was done with that card, i made this one.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I cut a piece of watercolor paper to fit my card base and stamped the flower image a couple times on the panel (use ink that will not run with Copics). Then i just used Inktense colored pencils and lightly colored the flowers and leaves. I colored a little bit more in the places i wanted dark, but i did not color all the way to outer edge lines (the tips or edges of the flowers, etc).

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Then i used the Copic Colorless Blender to spread out the pencil, it kind of acts like water, but dosen;t go as far was water would. I used to blender to soften the pencil at the darkest areas and then used it to push light color to the edges of the flowers and leafs. I went back in at a couple places with more pencil and then the blender. And that's it! Its really easy and a quick way to color!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

To finish off the card i stamped the sentiment and added some sequins. Last just adhered the panel to my card base!

Please NOTE: if you try this your self, your Copic tip will stain. This dosen;t bother me, but it could bother other people. When i am done coloring with one color, i rub the Copic off on a scratch paper to get rid of any extra color, it will run clear again!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Penny Black - Charming, Special Wishes
Colored Pencils: Inktense
Copic Colorless Blender
Sequins: Neat & Tangled
Ink: Memento

April 11, 2014

Purr-fect Day!

Hey there!!

Today i have a card i made for Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge #8. Its a sketch challenge (today's the last day!):


I started by die cutting a tag from watercolor paper. I stamped the images, doing a little masking, then coloring them with distress markers. I used a very dark deep pink card base and found some stripe pink pattern paper to match.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I trimmed the pattern paper to cover the bottom half of the card base and used a scrap of Kraft paper as a border btw the card base and the pattern paper. I also die cut a banner from Kraft and stamped the sentiment in brown ink, then added it to my card base along the Kraft border.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I added some twine to the tag and adhered it to my card base with foam dots.Last i added a couple of sequins! (cuz i made a mistake that i needed to hide... i mean i wanted to from the get-go.... really! )  :D

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps


Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Newton Nook Designs - Newton's Antics
Distress Markers: Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet,Aged Mahogany, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye
Sequins: Neat And Tangled - Festive Fall Mix
Dies: Reverse Confetti - Tag Me