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.

September 19, 2016

My Favorite Things Christmas Die in a Non Christmas Way

Hello!!

This is my second card for My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest!! I wanted to use MFT's Christmas Tree Cut Out die, but not for a Christmas card!!  I hope you like what I came up with!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things
First, I cut a piece of watercolor paper to fit a card base. Then I used the Christmas Tree die multiple times on the panel. The die has a square tree trunk, but I didn;t want this to be cut, so it either hung over the panel or I made sure that cutting plate did not cover the trunk!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things

Next, I collected all the pieces and placed them on my craft mat. I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers, Blossom, Moss, Sunset and Kingfisher with some water to splatter the ink randomly over all the pieces.  I let each color dry before adding a new color!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things

While the splatter was drying I stamped and die cut the bear and sign from MFT's Cool Day. Then I used my Aqua Markers to color them. I used the colors I mentioned above along with Charcoal and Slake.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things
When everything was dry I added tree cut out panel to a black card base with foam tape. Then I randomly added the splatter tree pieces into some of the cut outs. These were adhered directly to the card base. I added a black strip of card stock to the card and then added the bear and sign. Last I added a few sequins and a snowflake!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Cool Day
Dies: My Favorite Things - Cool Day, Christmas Tree Cut Out
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
Sequins: Lawn Fawn Ornaments

September 18, 2016

Halloween Watercoloring with a Stencil and Distress Inks

Hello!

I'm sharing a card I made for My Favorite Thing's Card Design Superstar Contest! When I heard about the contest, I made a plan for each card and with small variances along the way they all turned out pretty much how I planned them in my head!! With this first card, I wanted to do some watercoloring with a stencil, but probably not the way you are thinking!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things
I started by picked out three Distress Inks: Abandoned Coral, Black Soot, Dusty Concord. Then I placed MFT's Scattered Bars on my craft mat and pressed the three different inks onto the stencil. (start with the lighter color first!!) I trimmed some watercolor paper to fit a card base and added some water to the panel. Wait until the panel is damp, too much water and you can't see the pattern of the stencil on your panel. Next, I just press the damp panel on the stencil and ink.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things

The panel will not pick up all the ink, so I always have extra panels ready to go and do up a few more panels until most of the ink is gone! When all the panels were dry, I just picked the best one for my card today.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things

Next, I cut two MFT stitched ovals from white card. On the smaller oval, I used the Dusty Concord first and then added black around the edge. The bigger oval got the Abandoned Coral and black around the edge. On the smaller oval, I heat embossed the I'm Bats About You sentiment in white.

From my stash, I found some purple polka dot and black chevron washi tape and added it to my panel. Then I added the ovals to the card, trimming off the overhand from the larger oval.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things
I stamped the bat, moon and one cloud from MFT's Witch Way To The Candy stamp set. Then I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color them! I used FS6, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, LY2. I fussy cut them out and used a black marker to color the edges. Then I added them to the card with foam tape. Last I added a few black and pink (yes, amazingly I was able to match the Abandoned Coral to some enamel dots in my stash!!) enamel dots. Last I added the panel to a white card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Witch Way To The Candy
Stencil: My Favorite Things - Scattered Bars
Die: My Favorite Things - Stitched Oval Stax
Spectrum Noir Markers
Enamel Dots: My Minds Eye - Cut & Paste Sweet. Doodlebug Sprinkles - Beetle Black
Distress Ink: Abandoned Coral, Black Soot, Dusty Concord