March 23, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge #204 - Spring-y Cards

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #204, Spring-y Cards! AI is also releasing several more new Mini Watercolor sets, you can see them all here!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For my little circle card, I used the WC Cats, Sentiments, Flower Set 2, Foilage Set 1, and Small Container. Aren;t these cats so cute?

I started by die cutting a white card base with a circle die. Then I cut a smaller circle from some tiny triangle pattern paper and an even smaller circle from watercolor cardstock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


On the watercolor circle, I stamped the pots, cats, and flowers. I used the following distress markers: Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry, Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss, Riped Persimmon, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Next, I die cut a small banner and stamped the Happiness Grows sentiment. I added the pattern paper circle to the circle card base and then added the stamped circle with foam tape. Below I added the sentiment banner.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - WC Cats, Sentiments, Flower Set 2, Foilage Set 1, and Small Container
Distress Markers
Pattern paper: Pink Paislee - Take Me Away

March 22, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN Today!

Hello!

This is my second post today, click here for my Art Impressions post!

Crafter's Companion is on HSN today, featuring a a lot of great products, one of them are the Create A Card Bases! My card features the Emma card base and Sheena Douglass Wild Rose Briar stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I first cut the biggest card base from brown cardstock and then a smaller on from CC watercolor card stock. Then I stamped the leaves all over the watercolor panel. On a small watercolor piece I stamped the big and small flower three times each. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to color the leaves and flowers. I used Leaf Green, Blossom, Peach, and Moss. When the flowers were dry I fussy cut them out an then adhered the smaller ones on top of the bigger flowers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Next, I adhered the leaf panel to the card base and then adhered the flowers. For a little bit of sparkle I added big gems to the flower centers and scattered smaller gems around the card.

Thanks for stopping by! If you need some new crafty goodies stop by HSN!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Sheena Douglass - Perfect Partners, Wild Rose Briar
Die: Create a Card - Emma Cardbase
Spectrum Noir Markers - Peach, Moss, Leaf Green, Blossom
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock
Jolee's Boutique Gems

I'm Silently Correcting...

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card featuring the NEW Teachers Rule Stamp Set! This set is so so awesome! I love all the sentiments, they are spot on!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the sitting teacher on white cardstock and then used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color her up. I used: BG3, BG6, BG10, BT3, BT4, BT5, CR7, CR11, CT1, CT4, DR1, DR6, DR7, EB5, EB6, GB8, OR1. Then I fussy cut her out leaving a small white border.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I found some pattern paper that has office type forms and added it to a white card base. From white cardstock, I die cut a circle and added it to the card. With foam tape, I added the colored image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For a sentiment I stamped the I'm Silently Correcting Your Grammer on a strip of card stock. I trimmed it down a little and notched one end. The nonnotched end is tucked under the image and-and adhered with foam dots. Last I added a few cork dots that I found in my stash.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions - Teacher's Rule
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spellbinders Circle Die
Pattern Paper: Pink Paislee - Take Me Away
Recollections Cork Dots

March 16, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - DIY Stamping

Hello!!

I'm popping in quick to let you know that I am on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today!! My post features a few ways to some creative stamping! I hope you will stop by and check it out!

Here is a little sneak peek!


Dana

March 15, 2017

Easter Blessings

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today and Easter is fast approaching and Art Impressions has a new Easter Blessings set that is perfect for your Easter cardmaking! When I got this set I stamped all them images and colored them together. Then over time made the cards with each image. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For this cute bunny holding an Easter egg, I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color him. I used CR5, CR6, CT4, EB1, EB2, FS6, GB5, GB8, HB2, HB3, LG4, LG4, LV3, TB3, TB4. After coloring I fussy cut the bunny. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I pulled out an old Doodlebug Easter sticker sheet and decided to use some of the flowers from the sheet. From my stash, I found some green washi tape and I added it across a white card base. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

With foam tape, I added the bunny and flowers. I also stamped the Easter Blessings, trimmed it to a rectangle and added it to the card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Easter Blessings
Spectrum Noir Markers
Old Doodlebug Easter Sticker Sheet

March 9, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge 203 - Let's Watercolor

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge 203 - Let's Watercolor. There are new Watercolor Stamps for 2017 and the DT are showing off the new stamps, but you can still play along just do some watercolor!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started my card by cutting a panel of watercolor card stock. Then I pulled out my Distress Markers (colors used are at the end of the post) and these AI Watercolor sets: Wooden Chair Mini Set, WC Flower Set 2 and WC Foilage Set 2.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Now, I'm not the greatest at water coloring, BUT practice helps!! So don't be discouraged!! And watercolor is very forgiving!! When I do chairs, or pots and other objects I like to color the stamp with my Distress Marker, stamp it and then give it a couple minutes to dry. Then I pull the color out with a little bit of water, also adding more color with the marker. I find that this helps keep the detailed lines better.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Make sure to check out the Art Impression blog for Watercolor Wednesday, for video on how to watercolor with AI stamps! It's a great resource for learning how to do AI watercolor!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
When I was done with all my watercolors I stamped the To A Dear Friend sentiment from the new WC Sentiments set. Last I tied some twine around the panel and adhered it to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will play along with us and do some watercolor!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Wooden Chair Mini Set, WC Flower Set 2 and WC Foilage Set 2, WC Sentiments
Distress Markers: Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord, Abandoned Coral, Shaded Lilac, Twisted Citron, Ripe Persimmon, Blueprint Sketch, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Rusty Wedge.

March 8, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN Today!!

Hello!!

This is my second post today, click here if you are looking for my Art Impressions post.

HSN is having an all day craft event and Crafter's Companion will be on showing off some great new products along with CC's  tried and true Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Aqua Markers and ColourBlend Pencils!  My card today features the ColourBlend pencils! These are awesome pencils!! I have been using these more and more and they just blend so nicely!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I kept the card fairly simple to show off the fabulous coloring!! The gorgeous butterfly is from Sheena Douglass All A Flutter Stamp Set and I stamped it with brown ink on CC's Kraft Cardstock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then I colored each butterfly with my ColourBlend pencils! I used Pumpkin, Nectarine, Passion Fruit, Lake Blue, Saffron, Twilight Blue, Sangria, Boysenberry, Fireweed.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Just to jazz it up a touch I threaded some pretty dark pink ribbon around the colored panel. I thought about a sentiment but in the end didn't want to cover up the butterflies!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by HSN today to check out these pencils along with all the great new products!!

Dana

Supplies
Crafter's Companion:
Sheena Douglass - All A Flutter Stamp Set
Kraft Card Stock
ColourBlend Pencils