August 28, 2016

Crafter's Companion Stamping with Watercolor Markers

Hello!!

Crafter's Companion will be on HSN Tuesday August 30th with a ton of product!! The Texture Collection is one of these great products, embossing folders and stamp sets! My card today features the Words of Wonder 2, Basket & Burlap and Walls & Corners stamp sets!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I did a bit of stamping with my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers to create a bright grunge look!! I am so not a grunge kind of stamper, but these sets make it so easy!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Basically I just colored the different Aqua markers on the stamps, spritzed with water and then stamped. Sometimes I would stamp the stamp again just a little off set from the first stamped image. To help get a more watercolor look I also went in with a wet paint brush and pushed the ink around.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

When I was happy with the background stamping I used the Black Aqua marker and colored the sentiment stamps and stamped it with out adding water to the stamp.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
The card still needed a little something, so I added a few black and gold sequins! Last I trimmed the panel and added it to a black card base.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps; Textured Collection - Words of Wonder 2, Basket & Burlap, Walls & Corners
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Card Stock
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers: Rose Pink, Crimson, Red Violet, Orchid, Charcoal, Black
Embellishments: Neat & Tangled Sequins: Black. Simon Says Stamp Sequins: Tiny Gold

August 27, 2016

Spectrum Noir Colorista Card

Hello!!

Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a great weekend!! Today I'm sharing the 3rd project I made with just one colored sheet from the new Spectrum Noir Colorista Adult Coloring Pad. These pad (and other Colorista products) will be available Tuesday, August 30th on HSN!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
This card is the last project I made from one sheet. First I made this card and then this notebook cover. I had a piece of the pad left that was roughly 8 inches by 3 or 4 inches, with a slight curve cut out of it. It wasn't a huge piece but I really didn't want to throw it out either!! So, I decided to cut thin strips from what I had left.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I was able to get four strips from my left overs and I adhered them to a black card base. After trimming off the ends the remaining pieces didn't quite fit all the way across the card, so I decided to add 3 more strips but making each strip that much shorter then the one above it.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next I stamped the sentiment on a strip of black card stock and heat embossed it in white. Then I added it to the card. I thought the card still needed something and I found some colorful pearls that matched to add to the card.

Here is a picture of all three projects made with just one sheet from the Colorista Marker Pad!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek of some great products other then the Colorista that are coming to HSN on Tuesday!

Dana

Supplies:
Spectrum Noir Colorista: Easter Promise Pad. Markers: Magenta, Hot Pink, Nectarine, Lemon, Canary, Pearl Blue, Denim, Cobalt, Cerulean, Cyan, Pear Green, Forest Green, Pistachio, Leaf Green, Lipstick, Burgundy
Stamps: Crafter's Companion Sentimental - Greetings
Doodlebug Designs Mini Pearls - Spring Assortment

August 26, 2016

Crafter's Companion Create A Card Release & Tutorial

Hello!!

This is my second post today, click here to check out a little peek of my Coffee Loving Cardmakers card!

Crafter's Companion has a great new Create A Card (among other great new dies that you can see here, here, and here that release today!! Great new dies perfect for every day and a couple could even be for the holidays!! Stop by the Crafter's Companion blog to see a tutorial I did with the Classic Floral Frame!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Week 3

Hello!

Today I'm on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today, it's my last post as the August Guest! I'm kind of sad, it has been so much fun making Coffee card and sharing them with you! A big thank you to Amy for the opportunity, it been a blast!!!

Here's a little peek of my card, I hope you stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to check out the whole card!! :)




Dana

August 25, 2016

Spectrum Noir Colorista Post It Note Cover

Hello!

Today I am sharing a project I made with new Spectrum Noir Colorista products! These products are geared toward the Adult Coloring market, but you don't have to be into coloring books to like these products!! This project was made with a part of one page in one of the new SN Colorista coloring pads.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I first used a part of the sheet on this card, there was still a lot of sheet left so I decided to cover a big Post-It note pad to take with me this semester. I still had a little bit left over and used that to make another card that I will share with you in a couple days!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

My Post-It notepad measures 6 x 4 inches and I have used about half of the paper or so. It was part of a pack of 3. This cover was super easy to make and would work for any size Post-It note pad! I trimmed my colored sheet to the size of my pad, doubling the 4 and added 1/4 inches to account for the cover.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Since my pad is thin, I scored at 4 inches and again at 4 1/4. If your pad is thicker just measure it and add the measurement to your overall length.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I used double sided tape to adhere the notepad to the cover. When I use all the pages, I'll just adhere another pad on top!

Because I plan on taking this notepad with me to class (for quick notes in class and at the library) and the pad would  probably end up in my textbook or need to slip it into my backpack, I kept the cover embellishment free! I don't want to add embellishments just to have them pop off!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I even think the inside or the back of the coloring sheet is pretty! But if you think differently you can always line the sheet before adding the notepad!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Spectrum Noir Colorista: Eastern Promise Pad. Markers: Magenta, Hot Pink, Nectarine, Lemon, Canary, Pearl Blue, Denim, Cobalt, Cerulean, Cyan, Pear Green, Forest Green, Pistachio, Leaf Green, Lipstick, Burgundy.

August 24, 2016

Art Impressions & Spectrum Noir Coloring

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today !!! Do you need a birthday or just because card for that special guy in your life?? Especially one who kills bugs for you? If so, then the Bug Buster stamp set is perfect for you!! There are a few other hero's in this group, maybe your guy will fit them better!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
First, I stamped the image on white card stock, then it's time to color him up. However, this time I didn't what to will-nilly color him. So, I pulled down my 6 x 6 paper pads and found some pattern paper that I liked and I matched my Spectrum Noir markers to the paper. I used BGR3, BGR4, BGR5, DR3, DR5, DR6, EB1, EB2, EB6, FS1, FS3, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, IG10, TN7, TN8, TN9. When I was done coloring I fussy cut out the Bug Buster.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From the paper pad I used a stitched banner die and cut two and layered the striped one on the blue layer. At the top of the banner, I stamped the sentiment.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I adhered the layered banners on a white card base and then added the Bug Buster with foam tape. Last I found some cork dots and added a few to the card. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Bug Buster
Spectrum Noir Markers
Die: Gina Marie Designs - Drop Pennant
Embellishemnts: Recollections - Cork Dots

August 23, 2016

Spectrum Noir Colorista Blog Hop

Hello!!!

Welcome to my blog! If you are coming from the fabulous Mari Kocjancic, you are in the right place! If you just stopping by my blog, you can start at the beginning at Spectrum Noir!

Have you seen the peeks of a great new line from Spectrum Noir??? If not, it's called Spectrum Noir Colorista and its the latest and greatest in the Adult Coloring crafting segment!!! This new collection is debuting August 30th on HSN!!!

Spectrum Noir even has a free online coloring class!! Check it out here! It's free!!! Also, make sure you comment all along the hop, a Colorista Prize Pack is up for grabs!!!


Here is the schedule (subject to change)




The Colorista collection includes so many great products!! Awesome coloring pads (some with colorable glitter!!!), alcohol markers (these have finer points than the Spectrum Noir Markers), colored pencils and more!!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
My card features the Colorista Markers and a page I colored from the Eastern Promises coloring pad. I actually made 2 cards and a Post It note cover from this one page. I'll be sharing the other card and cover later this week!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

It all started with coloring the sheet, included in the color pad is a blank sheet that you can use to protect the page below the one you are working on. I used the Colorista Markers to color the sheet, they are alcohol and very similar to the Spectrum Noir Markers. The Colorista Markers have two tips, both have a much finer point than the SN Markers. They blend just like the SN markers. These Colorista Markers are great too if you are thinking about getting the SN Markers, a great way to try them out!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
After coloring my page I pulled out a few circle dies and cut the circles from the page. Next, I pulled out a black card base and played around with the circle placement. When I was happy with it I heat embossed a sentiment on the card base in white.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I added the circles to the card with foam tape and trimmed off the overhang! A very easy card made with a coloring sheet!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will stop by later this week for two more projects I made with the remaining colored sheet!! Your next stop in the hop is the awesome Nicole Bretherick!!

Dana

Supplies
Spectrum Noir Colorista: Eastern Promise Pad. Markers: Magenta, Hot Pink, Nectarine, Lemon, Canary, Pearl Blue, Denim, Cobalt, Cerulean, Cyan, Pear Green, Forest Green, Pistachio, Leaf Green, Lipstick, Burgundy.
Stamps: Crafter's Companion Stamping Australia - Dreaming Daisies
Dies: Die'sire Essentials - Circles