October 29, 2013

Coloring Flowers with Dye Ink

Hi there!!

Today i'm sharing a little card that features coloring with dye ink technique. Its a pretty easy technique, i just press the ink onto a clear block, add water and color! A couple of weeks ago i cleaned up my craft table and found these flowers that i had stamped and colored, and i told my self i'm making a card with these! They are not allowed to hand around anymore!! I don;t really remember what i planned to do with them, but they were already colored and i just had to make something with them!

Designed by Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

First i cut all the flowers out! (knocked out some recorded TV shows while i was at it!!) Next i wanted to use some new goodies that i had gotten recently, one being an embossing folder from Life Style Crafts. I used it to dry emboss some kraft, then i used a watermark pen and colored in every other arrow row.

I adhered the kraft panel to my cardbase and then started arranging my colored images. For a sentiment i pulled out a Simon Says Stamp set and die and added Wishing You Happy Birthday! on kraft.

Designed by Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I adhered most of the flowers directly on the kraft panel, for a couple others i used foam dots. I adhered the kraft panel on some PTI orange cardstock. I really like coloring with dye inks, you can get some great rich color, which i think makes these flowers look great!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Year of Flowers Collection. Simon Says Stamp - Sketchy Banner
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Orange. The Paper Studio - Kraft
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Various colors

October 25, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop - Get Bloggin

Hello everyone!

*** This is my second post today, click here if you are looking for my Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop post ***

It's my day on Sweet Stamp Shop blog, and i have some tips and mini tutorials about your blog and Pinterest! Click here to check it out!! If you are visiting from Sweet Stamp Shop, Welcome!! I'm also entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - The theme this week is Halloween!

Today's card features the SSS set Frank and Zombie!! I stamped Frank and colored him with Distress Markers and cut him out. I stamped the Happy Halloween from the Zombie set onto Frank. (for Frank's cape i used a clear block, water, paint brush and the marker to color his cape, i didn't want full strength black to washout the details of his cape!)

Designed by Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Sweet Stamp Shop


I added purple and orange stripe washi tape to my cardbase. Then i adhered a piece of green ribbon. Then i added a few grey enamel dots and last adhered Frank with foam tape!!

Sweet Stamp Shop - Designed by Dana Warren


Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure you stop by Sweet Stamp Shop and check out my post today!!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop - Frank, Zombie
Markers: Ranger Distress Markers - Shabby Shutters, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade
Washi Tape - Target
Ribbon - American Crafts
Enamel Dots - My Mines Eye - Wicked

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop Challenge

Hello!

*** This is my 1st of 2 posts today, if you are looking for my Sweet Stamp Shop post, click here ***

Its time for Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop Challenge! The challenge this month is Tags!! PTI provided this picture for inspiration!

                                      October-Blog-Hop
I pulled out a PTI Love Lives Here: Holiday stamp set, the matching dies and Tag Sale #5. I die cut the tags from rustic cream cardstock and inked the edges. I then stamped the sentiment on each tag.


Next i die cut several stockings and mittens and stamped them with their corresponding stamps. I added tiny twine bows to the stockings and used twine to 'hook' the mittens together. I also added some frosted glitter to the mittens cuffs.



Last i adhered the mittens and stockings to the tags and added some twine to the top of the tags.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Love Lives Here: Holiday
Ink: PTI - Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream
Die: Love Lives Here: Holiday, Tag Sale #5
Twine: May Arts

October 16, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop - October Release

Hello!

Its time for Sweet Stamp Shop - October Release and it is a good one!!! And not only are there new stamps there is Sweet Stamp Shop FLAIR!!!  Make sure you visit the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog and soak up all the inspiration the Design Team has to offer! I made just a few projects for the new release (ok well really its a lot), so i'll keep the 'how to' to a minimum! Enjoy!

3 new sets this month are:

Sweet Stamp Shop - Whats For Dinner

Sweet Stamp Shop - Happy Hour

Sweet Stamp Shop - Speedy Greetings



Ok first up i used Speedy Greetings for 2 Christmas cards and 1 Baby card! (yep a baby card!! LOL) The ideas just kept coming! This first Christmas card i used my Silhouette to cut the heart panel, then started stamping and coloring away! I popped the main panel (but not the heart), added some twine and washi tape!
Sweet Stamp Shop - Speedy Greetings

Sweet Stamp Shop - Speedy Greetings


Next up is the Magic of Christmas card. I stamped, colored then cut out several of trees from the Speedy Greeting set. I inked up the pattern paper edges, then added some glitter brads to a sticker and pop it up on foam tape. I added some trees flush with the cardbase and other on foam tape. It makes me want to go cut down a Christmas tree!!!

Sweet Stamp Shop - Speedy Greetings

Sweet Stamp Shop - Speedy Greetings


Now for my baby card, i had this idea since Nicole showed the design team the set. I used a Silhouette file and modified it, cut the wedges out of pale pink and blue cardstock. Stamped the little Special Delivery car and then assembled my spinner. For the sentiment i just typed it up in Word and printed it out and then adhered the spinner to my cardbase with foam tape. I thought this would make a great 'hey, were pregnant card!'

Sweet Stamp Shop - Speedy Greetings

Sweet Stamp Shop - Speedy Greetings


Next is the What's for Dinner stamp set! This set is so versatile!! First i made a little menu for a traditional Christmas dinner at my house! I cut the menu shape from a Silhouette cut file and added the little tabs that keep the menu on the holder. I did a little stamping and then added the menu details on the lines.

Sweet Stamp Shop - Whats For Dinner

Sweet Stamp Shop - Whats For Dinner

BUT it dosen;t stop there, so as i making this i thought i don;t want my guests to just throw the menu away, i mean i slaved over the Silhouette, and the stamps and ink..... LOL (i know sooo hard huh?!?) So i decided that the menu can be made into an ornament.

As you can see in this picture (below)  i pulled the twine bow out about half way. (the extra is hidden under the menu and the menu is meant to sit on each plate) You can pull the twine all the way so it can hang on a tree or peg.

Sweet Stamp Shop - Whats For Dinner

 I flipped over the menu and added photo adhesives, so all i have to do is tell my guests to take this home, print out and trim a photo, then peal off the adhesive backing and adhere the photo. Then hang it on the tree and have a memory of this years Christmas!

Sweet Stamp Shop - Whats For Dinner


Next i used the What's for Dinner set to make some food sticks. There are easy to make, die cut 2 sizes of scallop circles, stamp, then adhere the two together with thick foam tape. Then i inserted the lollipop sticks between the foam tape. I decided not to adhere the circles to the sticks, this way i can just throw way the used stick and use the circles again!

Sweet Stamp Shop - Whats For Dinner

Sweet Stamp Shop - Whats For Dinner

 I think these are perfect for buffets or pot luck dinners. Its a great way to let your guests or for you to let other pot luck eaters know what kind of food is in the dish. I don't know how many times i've been at pot lucks and get back to my seat and find i can't eat half of it because its a vegan dish or a fish dish, cuz you know you can't always tell! (and now you know i'm a picky eater! LOL) :)

Sweet Stamp Shop - Whats For Dinner

Last but not least is the Happy Hour stamp set!! This set has some amazing sentiments and images! First up is a Happy New Year's card. I stamped and embossed the fireworks in clear, then colored in and around each one with some dye ink pads and a paint brush. Then i added these awesome vintage buttons to the fireworks centers. I also stamped and embossed one of the twinkles and you can just make them out in the photo below.

Sweet Stamp Shop - Happy Hour

Sweet Stamp Shop - What's for Dinner

Next card features probably my favorite sentiment! It is so true! LOL First i stamped the dashed circles and the smallest circle in gray and pink all over my cardbase to make my background. Then i die cut the rectangle (its actually a button card die). Then with a hole punch, punched away across the top and made my own Punch Card!! Then i stamped the sentiment, added some enamel dots and adhered it all to my card base!

Sweet Stamp Shop - What's for Dinner

Sweet Stamp Shop - What's for Dinner


The Happy Hour set is not just for ... well happy hour!! Its makes great Christmas cards to!! And i had some help with some new Sweet Stamp Shop FLAIR!!! Yay! Its so awesome!!  For this card i stamped up my background using the various circles, dots and sparkles in the Happy Hour set. Next i added the twine and it looked like a gift package so i die cut a tag, stamped it and added Got Santa? flair!

Sweet Stamp Shop - Happy Hour

Sweet Stamp Shop - Happy Hour

On the inside i cut a pocket for a gift card, stamped the presents and a sentiment from Speedy Greeting. I also die cut a tiny heart tag and added for you with a black pen, tying it to the twine on the inside of my card!!

Sweet Stamp Shop - Happy Hour

And for my last card today, i'm featuring some more of that amazing Sweet Stamp Shop flair! This particular one has a green Hello bubble and i thought it went great with the Cityscape set. I inked the buildings up with black pigment ink. For the solid buildings i inked them up, THEN wiped them over the ink pad, then stamped them.... gives them a cool almost sketched look to them!!

Sweet Stamp Shop - Cityscape and Flair

Sweet Stamp Shop - Cityscape and Flair


Whewww this is a long post!! But i hoped you enjoyed it as much as i enjoyed playing with these amazing new stamp sets and new flair!! Stop buy the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to see all the other wonderful cards and projects done up by the Design Team!

And make sure you stop by the Sweet Stamp Shop and pick you up these sweet sets!! AND use coupon code OR25 to get 25% off the new stamps!! Sweet!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

October 13, 2013

Coloring With Inktense Watercolors

Hello!!

Today i'm sharing a card using Inktense Watercolors! They are so nice, i really need to use them more often! These watercolors are so intense and perfect for coloring some zombies! Yep, i said zombies!! Tonight is the premier of AMC's The Walking Dead!! And in celebration i made a zombie card with some Sweet Stamp Shop stamps!!

I've been busy this weekend, either in the craft room or at work. I took a little time away from some DT stuff to make this scary card!! LOL And coloring with  Inktense watercolors was awesome, the green is a perfect skin color for zombies!!!

I first stamped both the boy and girl zombies onto some watercolor paper. I used green for the skin, red for the eyes, brain and the patch on the girl zombie. I also used purple inktense watercolor for the girls hair. After they had dried, i cut them out.

Sweet Stamp Shop - Zombies

Next i stamped NOM a couple times with watermark ink on my brown cardbase. Then i stamped the sentiment Happy Halloween and embossed it in white. Last i adhered the zombies with foam tape!

Sweet Stamp Shop - Zombies

The inktense watercolors are so easy to use, i colored in most spots lightly and then went back in and colored the shaded areas a little harder, laying down more color. Then i used water to smooth it all out. I am sure if i really colored it in, it would be that more intense!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay tuned next week, there is new Sweet Stamp Shop stamps and they are AH-mazing!!!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop - Zombies
Ink: Watermark ink. Versamark - brown
Watercolors: Inktense
Embossing Powder: Hampton Art - White.


October 11, 2013

Jinger Adams & Hampton Art Blog Feature - Giveaway

Hi everyone!

Popping in real quick to let you know that the whole amazing Hampton Art Design Team is being featured on the Hampton Art blog today!! We got to play with some amazing Jinger Adams goodies and have a ton of inspiration for you! Cards, Scrapbook layouts, albums, oh my!!



Make sure you stop by there is an awesome giveaway!!!

Have a great day!!

Dana

October 5, 2013

World Card Making Day 2013 - Using Sticker's on Your Card

Hello!

Happy World Card Making Day!!! I have a cute card to share featuring a easy way to use a sentiment border sticker. Using stickers on your card is super easy, but also easy to forget about! I am also submitting this card Moxie Fab World's Stickers and Tape Challenge!

I have a few stickers on hand (ok so a lot, but whose counting??!? LOL) I decided to use this sentiment banner sticker and i also wanted to use dog and cat image from Simon Says Stamp. (they are so darn cute!)


First i stamped the image on watercolor and colored the image with distress markers. Then i cut out the image, leaving a small border.


I added the sticker to a strip of red pattern paper and adhered this strip across the cardbase. Next i placed the colored image on my cardbase and was like ok, now what! :) they needed some 'ground' to sit on. SO i hand cut a wavy edge with my scissors from white cardstock and adhered this across my cardbase.


Then i added the colored image with foam tape. But i thought it really needed something more, that it so far just using the sticker on my card along i with my image wasn;t enough. So i found on my desk some tiny clear buttons, i scattered them on my card and really like it, thought they looked like snow! So i adhered them down!

I hope you like my easy card using stickers!! Hopefully this will inspire you to find and use some of those stickers on your next card! (i know you have them!!)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Furry Christmas
Distress Markers: Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen, Black Soot, Barn Door
Sicker: SRM Stickers - We've Got Your Banner: Christmas
Vintage buttons.

October 4, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop - Die Cut Embossing Technique

Hey everyone!

Today i have a Get Bloggin' post up on Sweet Stamp Shop Blog and i'm talking about Blog Content Tips & Tricks. I hope you will stop by and take a look! If you are stopping here from SSS blog, howdy! Nice to have you!! In my post today i am featuring a Sweet Stamp Shop stamp and the Die Cut Embossing Technique. I'm also submitting this card to Moxie Fab World - All That Glitters is Gold Challenge.

Ever since i saw the die cut embossing technique at Jennifer McGuire's Online Card Class, i new i had to give it a try! To start i die cut several small star's. Then i inked each one with watermark ink and with tweezers, dipped them into a pile of gold embossing powder. I used tweezers also when i heated the embossing powder.

Sweet Stamp Shop - Die Cut Embossing Technique

To melt the embossing powder over the entire star, i held the star, in the tweezers, with one point between the tweezers pointers, rather then the paper between the tweezers. (hopefully this makes since, lol)

After the first layer i did another layer of embossing powder, this made the embossing powder nice and smooth. I also used watercolor paper as it is thicker then my cardstock and held up nicely with embossing powder on top of it. Isn;t this die cut embossing technique neat?!?!

Sweet Stamp Shop - Die Cut Embossing Technique

Make sure you die cut a few extra! I had one fly away somewhere where it will never be seen again!! (aka the floor! LOL)

Sweet Stamp Shop - Die Cut Embossing Technique

Next i trimmed some red and white pattern paper and adhered it to my Kraft cardbase. Then i adhered a strip of red pattern paper. I adhered the gold stars, some with foam tape and last stamped my sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed learning about the die cut embossing technique and i hope you will stop by Sweet Stamp Shop's blog today and check out my Blog Content Tips & Tricks post!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop - Holiday Sentiments
Die: Simon Says Stamp
Ink: Versamark Ink, Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot
Embossing Powder: Stampendous - Champagne
Pattern Paper: Authentique Collection - Lovely, Valentine. Teresa Collins - Stationary, Noted Music Paper