March 2, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hello!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!! I did a little organizing and made a few cards! Today i am sharing one that i made for Art Impressions Tie It Up Challenge #154. I got the idea for my card from those car commercials that pop up around Christmas, you know the ones with big red bows on a car and the spokesperson tries to tell you that a car is a great Christmas present! (sure it is, IF your a billionaire!!)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Imressions
So i thought it would be cute to tie up the plane from AI's Michael's stamp set (there is no stamp set name on the packaging), it would be a great card to give to a little boy with a passion for planes! Especially if you happen to also be giving him a give of a toy plane!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Imressions
I started by stamping the plane image with memento ink. Also a little tip for you, have you used similar clear stamps that the ink looks blotchy when you stamp it? Well i have tip that fixes that and its super easy. Here is a picture of the plane image, the one on the right is stamped with black memento ink, a little blotchy, right? On the left, i inked up the stamp first with versamark ink and then inked it again with memento ink, a much smoother stamped image, huh? The versamark ink helps to spread out the ink!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Imressions

Ok anyway, on to my card! I colored the plane red, and in hindsight i should have colored it blue, but what can you do?!?! :D  I used mostly Copic markers except for the black and grey, i used distress markers for those colors. Then i cut out the plane and just the plane, i saved the couple in the plane, figured i might use them another time!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Imressions

I thought i had red ribbon, but i don't so i used red twine instead and wrapped it up like a present and tying a bow on the front. Next i found some sky pattern paper with clouds, birds and rays, and adhered it a card base. In the same paper pad i found a red tiny flower pattern, i added a strip across the card.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Imressions
Next i stamped Happy Birthday from AI's Out to Lunch stamp set, in black ink on the red pattern paper. I also added a couple buttons to the bottom left. Last i added the plane with foam tape.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Michael's Stamp Set (packaging dosent; have a set name), Out to Lunch
Copic Markers
Distress Markers
Jute: Recollections
Pattern Paper/Buttons: Simon Says Stamp Card Kit

February 28, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps March Blog Hop

Hello!

Its time fore a new release over at The Alley Way Stamps!! We have 3 new stamp sets along with a free set with a $40 purchase. For today's blog hop i am featuring the free mini set, Buff.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by stamping the cute buffalo on Kraft card stock with brown ink. Then i used a few brown copic markers to color the buffalo. The markers kind of blurred some of the lines of the buffalo, so i used a brown fine tip copic marker to go back and add the lines back in, along with making his eyes and noses darker. Next i fussy cut him out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I stamped Line Upon Line with brown ink on a Kraft card base. Then i found western looking pattern paper, i cut a strip of it and added it to my card base. I have some wood embellishments that went along with the pattern paper and

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Last i cut a small strip of kraft card stock and stamped the sentiment What's Up. Its from the new Yappy set in this release. I added the strip across the bottom wood and gold embellishment!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Make sure you stop by design team ladies blogs for more inspiration! And of course don't forget to stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog for your chance to win all 3 new stamp sets!!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

This super adorable Mini Set, Buff, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of March 2015.


So, are you ready to hop???!!!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Line Upon Line, Yappy, Buff
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey - Grand Bazaar
Copic Markers
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Dark Chocolate

February 26, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps - Sneak Peek #2

Hi!!

Its almost time for a new release over at The Alley Way Stamps!! Today i have a peek of the new set Yappy!! This is a great set, lots of sentiments that go great with any TAWS stamp set!!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started with Breakfast Club, stamping two of the cups. I used water color paper and colored them with distress markers. With the taller cup i added the tiny dotted chevron that is also in the stamp set. I cut them out and added them to a white card base with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i stamped the dotted heart above the tall cup in red ink. And last i stamped the sentiments from Yappy below the cups.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Super easy and CAS card!! Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog here, for your chance to win this new set!! And don't forget Saturday is the hop when all new sets are reveled!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Yappy, Breakfast Club
Momento Luxe - Love Letter.n Versafind - Black
Distress Markers














February 24, 2015

Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #133

Hello!

Its time for a new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps & More!! This week the challenge is Holiday!! I went with Easter!! I used bright spring like colors because i am so ready for spring!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps -  A Muse Studio
I started with a light blue card base then added a white notched banner with the flat side at the bottom of the card base (oh, i almost forgot, before adding it to the card base i tied a twine bow around it!). Next i die cut several Easter eggs from pattern paper. I also cut some white felt flowers and green felt leaves.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps -  A Muse Studio
Next i arranged the eggs and flowers at the bottom of the card, when i was happy with the arrangement i adhered some eggs directly to the card and a couple with foam dots. I adhered the flowers and leaves on and around the eggs then added a little pink glitter glue to each flower center.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps -  A Muse Studio

Last i inked up the You're Egg-stra Special' sentiment and stamped it above the banner. I just love this sentiment, a perfect little message to send to a special someone for Easter!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps -  A Muse Studio
I hope you will play along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Kellie Stamps - Easter (retired)
Pattern Paper: Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss
Dies: My Favorite Things - Blue Prints #13, A Muse Studio - Color Me Happy, Tiny Flowers
Glitter Glue: Stickles - Fruit Punch
Twine: Hemptique

Woot Woot

Hello!!

I'm popping by with a card i made with The Alley Way Stamps new release stamps!! (Guess what?!?! March is around the corner and so is new TAWS stamps!!). I had the stamps spread out on my table and i was thinking up ideas when i thought, you know i need to give some love to the small little images that are in these sets!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by stamping lots of images all on white card stock. I colored them all with Inktense colored pencils and water, but i didn;t use watercolor paper. Next i cut a small white card stock panel and stamped one birch tree on it, then colored it up with a black Inktense pencil and water too.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

With all the images (which i cut out) i arranged them on my birch tree and when i was happy with the arrangement i adhered them down. Next i stamped the sentiment Woot Woot from Spellcheck, cut it out and added it to the panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I found some orange pattern paper that i added to a white card base. The panel went on next with some foam tape. I also added a few light brown sequins to the panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Moosing You (This months free with a $40 purchase set), Stumped, Branching Out, Spellcheck
Inktense Pencils
Ink: Memento Luxe - Toffee Crunch
Sequins (from a Simon Says Stamp card kit)


February 22, 2015

Wishing You Happy Birthday

Hello!

Today i am sharing a card i made for A Day For Daisies Challenge #115. I've been wanting to play along with their challenges for some time now and i finally got around to printing out a few of the ADFD digi stamps. The challenge is to add glitter, i used black glitter ribbon on my card (see photo below to see the sparkle).
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - A Day for Daisies
I started by using a stitched rectangle die to cut out the image from my card stock. I just love the little girls with the adorable kittens, i colored it with Copic markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - A Day for Daisies

Next i pulled out a pattern paper pad, it had a nice purple that i embossed with an embossing folder. And of course i ended up doing to wrong, so the dots are pressed into the purple side rather then being raised, but oh well, it still works!! LOL

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - A Day for Daisies

I adhered the colored image with double sided tape and then did the same with the glitter ribbon. Next i die cut 2 wishing words from white card stock, one i ran through my small sticker machine to make it easier to adhere the two wishing's together.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - A Day for Daisies

Then i adhered the wishing to the card and stamped 'you happy birthday' to the right of the wishing. Last i added two tiny black glitter above the wishing to dot my i's.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - A Day for Daisies
Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: A Day for Daisies - A Lap Full of Kittens. Simon Says Stamp - Sending and Wishing
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles. Simon Says Stamp - Sending and Wishing
Embossing Folder: Cuttle Bug - Polka Dots
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey - Aurora
Glitter Ribbon: American Crafts

February 21, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hello!

Today i'm sharing a card i made for Penny Black's Simplicity Challenge! This card was inspired by Mayuri card here. I also tried a new technique i learned from the Online Card Class, but it didn;t work quite how i wanted it to!

One of the many techniques in the class was to make a stamped faux tile, only my attempt dosne;t really look like a tile. I think i need to get the super thick embossing powder!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black
I don't have any art inchies that were used for this technique, so i made my own from some thin chip board (think cereal box) and white card stick. I used a  rectangle die to cut each piece, then adhered them together. Then i covered the rectangle with a post it note

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black

Next i used Penny Black's Field of Dreams poppy flower die, i placed over my rectangle and ran it through my Big Shot once. It cut through the post it note and card stock but not the chip board. I learned that a die that more solid shape would be best as i had a little trouble with the steam, but it worked out in the end.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black
I carefully pealed the background post it note, leaving the post it note over the flowers. With a couple distress inks, i added blue ink to the background. When that was done, pealed the flower post it notes off and colored the flowers and stems with Copic markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black

Next i added several layers of clear embossing powder to the rectangle. I think i did four layers, but i still didn;t get a dome or at least a smooth finish over the flower, so it dosent; really look like a tile. But i still like it!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black

I added the rectangle to a white card base and stamped the sentiment below it. Last i used a butterfly punch to add black butterflies.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! (stay warm!!)

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Penny Black - Special Wishes
Copic Markers
Die: Penny Black - Field of Dreams. Lawn Fawn- Stitched Rectangles
Punch: Martha Stewart