February 26, 2017

Watercoloring not on Watercoloring Paper

Hello!

Today I have a card I made for Altenew Inspiration Challenge. Below is the photo and color inspiration! I decided to do something a little different and watercolor, but not on watercolor paper!! Don't worry it still works, just not as well! But, I like how it looks, so well I just do it!! LOL!! I am also entering this in Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Altenew
I started with Altenew's Painted Flower stamp set, adding just the outline layer flowers to my Misti. Then I first colored the flower parts with Worn Lipstick Distress Marker, then stamped it. Next, I colored the flowers with Picked Raspberry and stamped again. With a water brush, I went over the pink lines pulling the color into the flower, it was helpful to also pull color from the solid parts and add it here and there.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Altenew

I did the same thing with the leaves using the Peeled Paint Distress Marker. For the sentiment I used Brushed Corduroy Marker, stamping it a couple times. The sentiment is from the Ori Kami stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Altenew

With the Brushed Corduroy, I added some dots with the marker and for some added texture some sequins.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Altenew

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Altenew - Painted Flowers, Ori Kami
Distress Markers
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Sweetheart Mix

February 25, 2017

Simple Card to Get the Mojo Flowing

Hello,

I've been in a bit of a slump, not feeling like creating or I feel like creating but continue to mess up and then end up frustrated!! So after a few days away from the craft table, I was ready!! To just ease into it (I didn't want to mess up again and so on!!) I made a really easy simple card!! Before my slump, I wanted to play along with Winnie & Walters 3rd Birthday Bash Challenges! So I used the challenges as a way to bring back my mojo and to just have a little fun for fun's sake!

This card is for the Cute Critter Card Challenge!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
This card is really simple and was really nice to do! Not hard, just easy coloring and die cutting! I got really lucky and won a new W&W stamp set and dies, they came just in time for me to get back into!! I started by die cutting the kitty image from Welcome to the Family, then used my Misti to match up the stamp to the die. Then I used a few Spectrum Noir Markers to color her up! I used FS6, IG1, IG2, IG4.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Next, I die cut a stitched rectangle from some pretty flower pattern paper. From the same pad, I also cut a strip of pink pattern. I used a small doily die with some light pink paper. Then I die cut a circle from white cardstock. I added the kitty to the circle and then added it to the pink doily with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

On the pink paper strip, I stamped the Happy Birthday and then added the pink doily. I added the strip to the pattern paper panel and then adhered that to a white card base. Last I added some glitter enamel dots.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
From here I went on to make several more cards that I will be sharing over the next couple days! It's so nice to create again!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Winnie & Walter- Welcome to The Family
Dies: Winnie & Walter - Welcome to The Family, My Favorite Things - Blueprint #13, Doily - Unknown.
Pattern Paper: Pebbles - Garden Party
Embellishments: KI Memories - Playlist Glitter Dots
Spectrum Noir Markers



February 23, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge 202 - Playful People

Hello!!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge 202 - Playful People! AI has also released 4 new clear stamps and they are AMAZING!! Stop by the AI blog to see all 4 stamp sets!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
My card today features the Reel Great Guys stamp set! I started by stamping the guys in the boat on a stitched rectangle. Then I stamped the fish hook sign and added the sentiment inside the sign. I also stamped the fish in the stamp set below the other fishing pole.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color everything. I started with the fish first, color it green. Then I went in with some blues for the water, going over the already colored fish. I was hoping it would look like the fish was under the water and I wanted to make sure it would work before coloring everything else. Well, I think it worked so on to the other color I went! I used: DR1, DG3, CG4, CG5, EB1, EB2, EB5, EB6, FS4, FS6, FS9, GB8, GB9, GT2, GT3, IG1, IG4, IG6, JT3, TN8, TN9. Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers: AB1, AB3.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I found some pattern paper that matched and added it to a white card base. Since this is a guy card I didn't want a lot of 'extra' stuff so to keep it simple and still masculine I added a few matching enamel dots to the panel. Last I just adhered the panel to the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by the AI blog for more inspiration and your chance to play along with our Playful People challenge!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Reel Great Guys
Pattern Paper: Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss
Embellishments: My Minds Eye - Kat & Co Oxford Lane Enamel Dots
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

February 22, 2017

Masculine with Distress Markers

Hello!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with another masculine card!! What can I say I was in the mood! Masculine cards can be tough, but a good way to make it easy is a cool manly stamp and manly pattern paper!! For my card I used Art Impressions Old Guy Club Set with Fancy Pants Swagger pattern paper. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by cutting some watercolor paper with a stitched die. Then I stamped the Old Guys and then used my Distress Markers to color them up: Tattered Rose, Pumice Stone, Ground Espresso, Peeled Paint, Peacock Feathers, Black Soot, Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge, Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Vintage Photo.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I picked out the vintage looking pattern added it to a white card base. From the same pattern paper pad, I cut a strip of wood grain and cut notches in the ends. I folded it in half and added a brad to the center. With some adhesive, I added the embellishment to the corner of my stamped panel. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Last, I added the stamped panel to the card with foam tape. Another tip for masculine is to keep it simple: Pattern paper background, stamped and color image and one embellishment!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions - Old Guys Club
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Swagger
Distress Markers
Recollections - Fall Brads

February 16, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Adhesives & Embossing Powder

Hello!!

I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with my first post! I hope you will stop by and check it out! Here is a little peek of what you will see!!



Dana

February 15, 2017

Art Impressions Masculine Paper Piecing

Hello!!!

Today I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a cute little card for that special golfer in your life, Gordon Golfer!! Sometimes they did a little pick me up or just a hello! I did some simple paper piecing today, the best way to do paper piecing, pick pattern paper from the same paper pad!! Super easy, no matching necessary!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Whenever I do paper piecing I always start with the paper! Since this is a card for a guy I used Fancy Pants Swagger pad. I think golf pants always call for plaid!! A little stamping and fussy cutting and I have a pant and a hat for my golfer!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Since I went with the gray striped background I kept his shirt basic white and added just a touch of color to his outfit by coloring his socks!! To color everything but his hat and pants I used my Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5, BG6, EB5, EB6, FS4, FS6, FS9, IG1, IG2, JG6.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I kept the panel I stamped and colored the golfer on simple and square! So I did the same for the sentiment, though made it into a rectangle. I added the square and rectangle to the card with foam tape and lastly added a few matching enamel dots!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies

Stamps: Art Impressions - Gordon Golfer
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Swagger
Spectrum Noir Markers
My Minds Eye - Wicked & Cut & Paste Enamel Dots

February 9, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge #201 - Lots of Love

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #201, so plenty of time still left you to play along!! The Design Team are featuring NEW Mini Tryfolds, stamps perfect for Valentine's Day or any day you want to send some love!!

My card ...oh wait, can't say that! Hold the presses!! It's rare I don't make a card, and well I planned on making a card but a big mistake changed that!!! So to not have to throw away all my hard work I made a tag instead!! :D
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

These new Mini Tryfolds are so adorable! My tag features the Paws to Love set!! I first stamped all the images on white cardstock and then used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to color them. I used: Blender, AB1, AB3, AP1, AP3, PP1, DG3, GB2, GB4, GB7, GB9, IG2, IG6, MB2, PP2, patterYG1. Then I fussy cut them out with sharp scissors.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Because my intentions were to make a card I followed the instruction on the stamp packaging to make the card. I added some pattern paper from Pebbles Garden Party pad, a different pattern for the front, fold and inside.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started with the front of the card and adhered the image in the middle, I also added a little bit of kraft card stock for a ground. With the biggest die I cut through the center of the image, it cut through the image center, the pattern paper and the card cardstock. I did have to run it through my machine a few times!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I moved on to the fold and the second image, but this is were it all went wrong!! Instead of reapeating what I did above for the fold pannel, I did instead it instead on the inside! If you are not familiar with Tryfolds, your top image is on the left top panel, open that to the second fold panel and that opens to the right to reveal the third inside image. Well my card now had a nice window in that inside panel.

Instead of scrapping everything and starting over I instead cut the card part at the folds. So now I have three seperate panels! I went ahead and completed the 'inside' panel and then placed everything in the right order.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

To make the tag I punched wholes in the top of each panel and then used some white ribbon to attach all three pannels together. For a little added interest I added a twine bow around the ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And now you know what NOT to do when making a Tryfold card!! LOL!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Paws to Love
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Pattern Paper: Pebbles - Garden Party