July 25, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge #55 - Take 1

Hiya!!

Its week 2 with the new photo inspiration over at The Alley Way's Be Inspired Challenge!! The photo is positively yummy!!! I really would love a glass of whatever is in those jars!!! Here's the photo:


I love the colors in this photo and i like to think that the drink is a strawberry limeade, so i went in the strawberry direction! To start i stamped the tiny strawberries from the Hey Cupcake stamp set on watercolor paper. I colored them with my distress markers, cut them out and added a little Wink of Stella.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i wanted to see if i could hang them in a circle window and was hoping the would hand nicely! Well it turned out pretty good! I die cut the circle with a spellbinder circle die. Then i cut the next biggest circle die out of some minty green polka-dot paper. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I added twine and twine bows to each of my strawberries, then i glued them to the inside of the card, making sure you could see them in the circle. To hide the twine and give the strawberries a background i added the green circle with foam tape to the inside of the card, kind of like a shadow box. I decided not to adhere the strawberries with foam tape, but instead left them to hand free. They only move if you shake the card.

Last i bent and stamped the sentiment sweetness around the circle and with a grey marker added lines along the card's edge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! You have 3 weeks to play along with us at the Be Inspired Challenge, i hope to see your creations!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Hey Cupcake
Distress Markers: Fired Brick, Barn Door, Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
Copic Multiliner - Grey .5
Ink: Versafine - Smokey Grey
Pattern paper: Dear Lizzy - Neapolitan


July 23, 2014

We Grew by Four Feet

Hi there!!

Today i'm sharing a card that i made for the current challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge. The challenge is a Anything Goes and its their 1st anniversary!! Here is the photo inspiration:


There was a lot of white with little pops of pink and blue, which made me think of babies! So i found some light, almost pastel pink and blue pattern paper. I stamped the little onesie from The Alley Way Stamps Nap Time on the pattern paper. I also stamped a tiny heart in each onesie. I cut them out, colored the hearts with a white gel pen and then set them aside.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i die cut several stars from adhesive card stock. I exposed the sticky side and added some glitter. I pressed the glitter into the adhesive, but you still get some that would come off on your fingers, so i added a thin layer of glossy accent to keep everything in place. I let the stars dry over night.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

When the stars were dry i placed then all over my white card base. Because the photo has both pink and blue i wanted my card to have these colors too. So i decided to have twins! The stamp set has the sentiment We Grew by Two Feet, well with twins you have another set of feet, so i with a grey pen i crossed out Two and wrote in Four.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the card base with the stars above it. I added the two oneise with foam dots (plus a little glue to make sure they stayed on the star).

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Nap Time
Dies: My Favorite Things - Stars
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye - Chalk Studio
Glitter: Art Institute
Glossy Accents


July 22, 2014

Be Happy

Hi!

Today i have cute and simple card! I used a super old chipboard sticker, you click here to see why i'm mentioning it!! It will be the last card in awhile that has these stickers. Not because i have given up using up completing the whole chipboard sheet and rub on thing, but because its the last 2.5 weeks of the semester and this past weekend there was a nice lull that let me work ahead on my cards. In fact i completed 10 cards this weekend!! I got DT stuff done, did a card for a challenge and a few just for the fun of it. So i'll be showcasing those cards and because making cards over the next couple weeks will be sketchy!!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Ok on to the card! First i used a Tim Holtz stencil and some blue ink and lightly inked up a background that you can't really see in the picture! This is the second card that i've done this on and you would think i would learn to ink it a bit darker...but noooo...!! :D

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i pulled out Bee Unique from The Alley Way Stamps and stamped the bee on some yellow pattern paper. I cut her out and add some wings. I then stamped the tiny flower that is in the same set all over the background. With a black marker i added centers to the flowers.

I added the be happy chipboard sticker, then the bee with foam dots. See, fun and cute! I also made this last week before my weekend card marathon!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana



July 18, 2014

Hello To You

Hi there!!

Today i'm sharing another card i made way back when!! I played with some Avery Elle stamps designed by Heather Campbell, and made this card when i received the stamps, but alas the card stayed in the 'to be blogged' pile for quite some time!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle
I started my taking a strip of watercolor paper, rounded the bottom corners then stamped and masked the little girl, fox and tree stump. She and the fox are sooo cute!!. Next i found a die cut bow from my extra stuff stash and colored the little girl to match it with distress markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle

I found a green card base and stamped the tiny hearts with versamark ink. Next i die cut the Hello sentiment then stamped the matching stamp. I also stamped 'to you' on the bow and added a sequin.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle

I added the strip to my card base and then added the sentiment and bow with foam dots!! I really need to play with set some more!! There has been so many new stamps i can't keep up!! lol!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana



July 17, 2014

Easy Peasy

Hi!!

Guess what?? Its Thursday, which means its almost Friday!! Yay!!! Today i have a super summery card for you!!! I recently found some summer rub-ons and chipboard stickers that are so old, they were probably around in the time of the dinosaurs!!! So i challenged myself to use everything!!! And i mean every image or rub-on!  Here is a picture i took, before i made my card.


I have used a good portion of the rub-ons and only a few of the chipboard stickers. I do have a lonely little rub on 'D' (i must have used part of the sentiment for something else) that i am not going to use, but everything else will make it onto a card... somehow!!! :D

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Ok so to start i pulled out some orange card stock and a tiny star stencil. I placed the stencil over my card base and with a fine tipped black pen colored in the little stars. Next i die cut the rectangle shaped and used a drink, two fruits, flower and 3 little star things all from my rub-on sheet.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Once those were rubbed on my panel, i stamped the sentiment from The Alley Way Stamps set Lemon Squeezy. I used the black pen to draw a lines around the rectangle. I wanted a little more pink, to go with the flower, so i die cut some double ended banners, then colored them with some matching ink. I trimmed the banners to get three and adhered them behind the rectangle panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Last i added the panel to my card base with foam dots. I love how bright and summery this card turned out!! Stay tuned for more cards using these super old rub-ons and chipboard stickers!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana



July 15, 2014

Waffle Flower Challenge June/July 2014 - Take 2

Hi there!!

** This is my second post today! Click here for my TAWS post! **

Today i'm sharing another card for the NEW Waffle Flower Challenge!! Its super easy to play along you just need to use at least one Waffle Flower product and either follow the sketch or the technique challenge. You have until July 25th to play along!! I can't wait to see your project!!

This time around i followed the sketch. You can click here to see my first card where i did the technique challenge.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

I first found some cool orange chevron pattern paper and trimmed it into an angle, making it smaller on the right but wider on the left. I used the pattern paper to base the colors of my flowers. I used the new Loved stamp set and matching dies. I die cut several of the flowers and leaves, then stamped the flowers in shades of yellow and orange.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

I also stamped the leaves in green. I added a strip of wood washi tape to my white card base, at an angle. Then added my pattern paper stripe with foam dots. Then i added the flowers and leaves, some with foam dots. Last i stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Hey Mr set.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to see you play along with use at The Waffle Flower Challenge!

Dana



From Our House to Yours

Hi there!!!

How is everyone doing? The weekend is almost here, yay!!! So the other day i was working on this card, i had this great idea... however after awhile it really wasn;t working out. I was getting tired (it was probably evening) but i didn;t want all my work to go to waste so i whipped up this card before i quit for the evening!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I first stamped the wreath branch several times on my card base. I rotated the stamp a little each time and also stamped it again before re-inking. Next i stamped the little bow and then colored it with a red distress marker. I cut it out and added it to my card with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i stamped the sentiment From Our House To Yours inside the wreath. Last i added a few red metallic sequins to the wreath! Super easy and fast!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana