June 30, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #151

Hello!

It's time for a new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More! And its a favorite one!! Anything Goes!! I decided to play with some new to me Avery Elle stamps i got awhile back!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle
I'm using the the Avery Elle Super set and i wanted to make a more feminine card, so i found some stripe pattern paper with spring like colors. The same pattern paper pad had some pink polka dot vellum paper in it. I thought it was perfect for my feminine super card, it saved me from having to stamp the dot background in the stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle

I added the stripe pattern patter with vellum overlay to a white card base. Next i die cut the cityscape from grey card stock and then stamped the matching stamp in black. I used a versamark pen to add some shading to the cityscape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle

Next i die cut the explosions from some other pattern papers from the pad. Then i stamped the explosion outlines and added Boom and Pow to each. I also cut the spotlight from pattern paper, stamped the outline and added the Happy Birthday sentiment. I add the cityscape, explosions and spotlight to my card with foam tape.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will play along with us over at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

Dana


The Alley Way Stamps July Blog Hop

Hello!

Today is the day for the new The Alley Way Stamps July release stamps!! Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog for more inspiration and your chance to win the three new stamps sets!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I'm featuring the new set Oh, Splat! This is such a fun set, lots of different splats and awesome sentiments to go with them!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started my card by cutting some watercolor paper with a stitched rectangle. I used some Spectrum Aqua Floral markers to color the splat stamps directly, then spritz a little water and stamped them on the rectangle. With a watercolor brush spread the ink from the marker around a bit more. I found that coloring the markers on rubber is better then clear, but its not impossible with clear stamps!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i stamped the Splat Happens sentiment in black ink. I also found some flat neon sequins that i thought went well with the bright colors i used. I added yellow sequins to the yellow splats, green sequins to the green splats and so on.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
After i added the sequins i thinking it needed something else so i added some clear Stickles to the sequin centers. This added a little sparkle i think to the card! I added the panel to a black card base.

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June 29, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps - Sneak Peek #3

Hello!!

It's the last day for Sneak Peeks over at The Alley Way Stamps! Tomorrow the new stamps will be revealed!!! Yay!! Today i am sneaking the new set Old School!! So many fun options in this set!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started with the little game pieces that look very similar to the pieces in the game Sorry. I stamped several on some watercolor paper, then colored them with distress markers. Then i fussy cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

My plan was to have a small pile of the them on my card, but after i placed them on my card i look how they looked spread out a little. So then i thought they really needed fill the whole card, so i stamped, colored and fussy out a bunch more!!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

When i was happy with the placement of the pieces i adhered them down to my white card base. Next i stamped the I'm Sorry sentiment on a double ended banner. When i placed the banner on my card it blended into the card too much, so i cut a strip of black card stock and adhered the banner to it. I added it to the card with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I hope you will stop by tomorrow for The Alley Way Stamps July Blog Hop! We will revealing the new stamps and lots of inspiration!! And of course there will be a giveaway!

Dana


June 27, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hello!

I'm stopping by today with a card i made a earlier this month for Hero Art's Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. The challenge is to pick three in a row and incorporate all in a project. I went down the middle with a stencil, birthday and tag.


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts
I started by cutting a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper. I placed the Hero Arts stencil, Petals Pair over my panel. I used three different blue distress inks and an ink applicator to color and blend the colors over the stencil.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts

Next i stamped the hot air balloon and clouds in brown ink on watercolor paper. (These stamps are from an older Hero Arts set) I colored them all with distress markers, then fussy cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts

Then i cut a tag from watercolor paper and stamped the Happy Birthday vertically on the tag in the same brown ink. I added some blue ribbon to the top of my tag that matched the blues i used on the background.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts
I added one cloud directly to the background, then added the tag and balloon with foam tape. Last i added the other cloud with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!!

Dana




Supply not listed: Hero Arts Stencil: Petals Pair (available at local Joann's)

June 26, 2015

Sweet Wishes

Hello!

This is my second post today! If you are looking for the Art Impressions Blog Hop, click here!

I have a card on The Alley Way Stamps blog today, sharing a card featuring the Slurp set and and 'oldie but goody' set, Line Upon Line!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started with a black card base and stamped Line Upon Line with versamark ink. Then i heat embossed some cool metallic embossing powder! I just love the love of the metallic on black card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next, i found a small piece of extra watercolored paper that i made at some point. I just had enough to fit the cake from the Slurp set. I colored the cake part brown and left the cool watercolor for the icing. Then i stamped the little candle from the set and color it with some distress markers.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I cut an oval from black card stock and stamped then embossed the sweet wishes in white. Then i added the cake and candle with foam tape to my card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana