November 27, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps - Sneak Peek #1

Hello!!

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope everyone has a wonderful day with lots of food and family!!! I'll be eating lots of turkey and pumpkin pie then going to work (i work in retail). In the meantime i'm sharing a Sneak Peek of The Alley Way Stamps December release!! Today's set is called With Wondering Awe and it's a super cute set!!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by using my Silhouette to cut several sheep from white card stock. I stamped the sheep on each one and then used copic markers to color them. To create a herd of sheep i added them to my card base in several rows.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I cut a strip of white card stock and stamped the sentiment Have You Herd? in black ink. I added this to the card with foam dots. Next i stamped the tiny holly cluster from the Breakfast Club, colored them with copic markers and cut them out. I added them to a few sheep and the sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
On the inside i answered the sentiments question by using alpha stickers to spell out It's Christmas Time! I just love how this card turned out!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog to see more inspiration with this new stamp set!!

Have a great day and try not to eat too much!! hehe!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - With Wondering Awe, Breakfast Club
SVG Cut File: The Alley Way Stamps - With Wondering Awe
Copic Markers
Alpha Stickers: Authentique - Petite Type Square


November 26, 2014

Owl I Want for Chrismtas

Hello!!

I'm stopping in today with a card i made for the Lawnscaping Challenge and yep another Christmas card!! (there's going to be a lot of them for awhile now!!) :) The challenge is to use numbers and i had planned to use some alpha stickers since i have a ton of numbers i never use. But i spied some pattern paper that had numbers on it, so used that instead!


I trimmed down the pattern paper, rounded two of the corners. I decided to use a red card stock and added a strip of gold sparkle washi tape off to one side. I added the pattern paper to the other side with only a small portion covering the gold.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn
The used the Lawn Fawn Winter Owl stamp set, cutting, coloring and then cutting out the cute owl. Next i cut a circle from white cardstock, then i stamped the sentiment and hearts. I used gold smooches to color the hearts.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn

I found a piece of brown paper and hand cut a branch. I added the circle to my card with foam dots, then added the branch and owl.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Winter Owl
Washi Tape: Sandylion
Pattern Paper: Chic Tags - Good Tidings, Twinkle

November 25, 2014

You're Tea-riffic

Hiya!!

I'm playing along with Addicted to CAS today and the challenge is a sketch!! I am also playing along with Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark Challenge. I was flipping through my stamps and i decided to play with new Tea Par-tea set from The Alley Way Stamps.


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I started by stamping the tea pot and tea cup on watercolor paper. I used my distress markers and water to color the images by just drawing a light line around the inner edges, then adding water and working the ink out toward the middle of the image. To make areas darker, i would add more marker and just a bit of water. Once everything was colored and dry i cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i found some green polka-dot pattern paper that i thought went well with the tea pot. I trimmed it down and following the sketch added some twine and tied it in a bow. (you can see that i moved the elements of the sketch down, rather then it being in the middle). Then i adhered the panel to a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I added the tea pot and cup to my card with foam tape. For the sentiment i first die cut a banner and then stamped 'You're Tea-riffic' on it. I also added it to my card base with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I hope you have a great day!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Tea Par-tea
Ink: Versafine - Smokey Gray
Pattern Paper: Simple Stories - Vintage Bliss
Distress Markers: Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Aged Mahgony


November 24, 2014

You're a Deer

Hello!

Happy Monday!! Hopefully everyone has a great week! The next two weeks will busy for me with class, thanksgiving, work and a project i have to get done over the next two weeks.... so i've been busy in the craft room getting all my projects done for the next 2 weeks so i can get the posts created and spend most of my time getting my project done!

Today i'm sharing a card i made for My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge. I need to add some Christmas cards to my stash and i am loving the MFT Jingle All the Way set, so the challenge is a good excuse to use them!! Here's the sketch:

I was going to use pattern paper and had a panel cut out and two corners rounded, but eventually i decided not to use it. Instead i traced the panel with a black pen on my Kraft card base. I placed a MFT stencil over my card base and i pounced a ink applicator over the stencil with white ink. I placed a piece of scrap paper along my black edges so i would only have the stencil pattern inside my black lines.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things
Next i die cut and stamped the little deer from the Jingle All The Way stamp set. I colored him with Copic markers (yes, i splurged a few weeks ago and got a few more colors, browns and blues). I die cut a heart from pattern paper and then stamped and embossed the sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things

I cut a strip of stripped pattern paper and notched one end. I added a strip of kraft card stock to the center of the pattern paper and then i added it to my card base. I added the heart with foam tape, then the little deer. Last i added a couple plastic snowflakes with red sequins on top.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Jingle All The Way
Stencil: My Favorite Things - Scattered Bars
Ink: PTI - White
Pattern Paper: DCWV - Home For Christmas
Sequins & Snowflakes: Lawn Fawn - Lawn Ornaments

November 20, 2014

Hand-Stitched Gift

Hello,

I'm stopping by to share a card i made for The Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge. When i saw that the photo inspiration had pin cushions in it, i knew exactly what stamp set i was going to use!! The Alley Way Stamps In Stitches set has a pin cushion, i pulled out a little snowflake paper to make a card to go along with a handmade stitch gift.


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by stamping the pin cushion on a blue/grey snowflake pattern paper then cutting it out. I also stamped it on a tan snowflake patter paper, just cutting the cushion top out which i adhered to the blue/grey cushion.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I cut a stitched oval and then stamped the 'A Hand-Stitched Gift' sentiment. I added the pin cushion with foam tape, then set the oval aside. Next i added a strip of the blue/grey pattern paper along the right side, then added the tan snowflake paper to the rest of the card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I used a few snowflakes from the Winter's Butterflies set and stamped around where the edge of the oval would be. Next i added the oval with foam dots and for a final touch added a few matching enamel dots.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Oh, i almost forgot, i used the Gabfest set to spell out and stamp For You on the inside of the card. I also added a couple snowflakes!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Winter's Butterflies, In Stitches, Gabfest
Pattern Paper: Close To My Heart - Frosted
Enamel Dots: Basic Grey - Candy Buttons
Die: My Favorite Things - Stitched Ovals

 

November 18, 2014

Merry & Bright

Hi there!!!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!! Next week is Thanksgiving!! I have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving, one one hand i love the family time and a big dinner, on the other hand it means work because i have a retail job that makes me think fondly of my old full time 8-5, weekends off and holiday's off office job!!! But then i remember just 2 more years i'll have a degree and a holiday's off!!!!

So anyway on to the card! I made this card for Virginia's View's Challenge #9 - All Things Metallic


I started by die cutting the flower from a gold metallic card stock. I also die cut it from a dark green card stock, which i then cut off the leaves and added them over the gold leaves. I adhered the whole thing on black card stock, then i trimmed off the excess card stock. I also used some gold smooch to color the flower center.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

For my background i used The Alley Way Stamps Line Upon Line stamp set. I colored it up with a red distress marker, spritz it with pearlized water and stamped it on water color paper. I trimmed it up and added it to a dark brown card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I stamped the sentiment (from the TAWS All Wrapped Up set) along the bottom. Then i used foam tape to adhere the flower and as a last metallic touch i added gold enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - All Wrapped Up, Line Upon Line
Die: Die-namites - Winter Poinsettia
Enamel Dots: Recollection - Witches Dust
Distress Marker
Gold Smooch

 

November 15, 2014

Waffle Flower Challenge October/November 2014 Take Two

Hi!!

I'm stopping by today because its half way through the Waffle Flower October/November Challenge! There is still plenty of time to play along!! We have two different challenges, do one or the other or both!! There is a photo inspiration challenge and a designer challenge!





For this card i did the designer challenge: White Space!! I started by die cutting a circle from a post it note. I placed the negative on a white card base. I also placed post it notes around the circle post it, so i wouldn;t get any extra ink on my card base. However the corners were not covered and of course the bottom left corner got ink on it!!! (sigh!!)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

So i started inking up the circle with a light blue distress ink, then layered a darker blue at the bottom. Last i added just a touch of black ink to the bottom of the circle. Next i peeled away all the post it notes (and here is when i found out about that one corner with ink on it!!! :P)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

Next i wanted to add some embossed images to my circle. First i used my anti-static bag, and liberally applied the powder to the circle. Then i stamped up the reindeer and a couple snowflakes from the Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp set with versamark ink. I added white embossing and melted it with my heat gun. Even with the anti-static bag some embossing powder stuck to the ink, however it wasn;t much and to me it looks like snow!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

Once the embossing was cool, i added glossy accents to the circle and yes that is a lot of glossy accents AND my hand hurt like heck squeezing the bottle!! Then added a pinch of glitter to the wet glossy accents. While that was set aside (like way aside so i wouldn't accidentally mess it up!!!) i inked up the snow globe base from the Merry set and stamped it in black ink.

Inside the base i stamped Joy in black ink and To The World in blue ink. I cut it out and when the glossy accents was dry i added it to my circle with foam dots. And wa-la a snow globe on your card!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

Ok so now i have to address the ink on the corner! Just rounding the corner wouldn;t work, so i trimmed off probably about a quarter of an inch off the bottom. Then i decided to add the same ink i used on the globe along the bottom of a card base. I added the panel the globe was on to the base with foam tape. Since the challenge is white space i didn;t do anything else, in fact i put it in a clear bag so nothing would get on it!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will stop by the Waffle Flower Challenge and play along with us!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Waffle Flower Crafts - Holiday Labels - Merry
Die: Spellbinders - Circle
Ink: Distress Ink: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Black Soot
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White
Glossy Accents