July 31, 2015

Festive Hugs

Hello!

This is my second post today, if you are looking for my The Alley Way Stamps post, click here.

Today i also have a sneak peek of some new Christmas stamps by Crafter's Companion that will be available next week. It's never to early to start on your Christmas cards, i really need to get started on my fall and Christmas cards!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started by stamping the adorable Santa and Reindeer from the new Santa's Helper stamp set,  on some white card and then used Spectrum Noir markers to color them up (CG1, CG2, DG2, CB10, EB5, GB8, EB1, EB2,CR10, DR3, DR5, IG1, IG2, FS2, TN2, GB5, CT3, TB1, Blender).

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next i found some striped pattern paper that matched my colored image. I adhered my colored panel to a white card base, then trimmed the striped paper and added it to the left of my image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then i used Die'sire Essential Dies - Circles to cut a small circle. I stamped one of the sentiments in the set on the circle. Last i added the circle to my card with foam tape.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana



The Alley Way Stamps August Blog Hop

Hello!

It's time for new stamps at The Alley Way Stamps!! And your going to love these!! Super cute penguin that can be dressed up in lots of different costumes, perfect for any occasion!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by cutting a matching SVG, there are some matching SVGs of the penguin in different get ups! This one has little bear ears (hehe, he's so cute!!), i stamped the penguin from Penguins on Parade, then the ears, the glasses and then the sweater and Christmas tree from Everyday's a Holiday. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color him up.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i found some plaid pattern paper that i thought went great with with the penguin in is Christmas sweater! The pattern paper pad had some journaling cards and i trimmed one out and stamped the sentiment from Everyday's a Holiday.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I added a strip of Kraft card stock accross the plaid paper, then i added some twine around the paper and tied it in a bow. I cut out the journaling scallop circle, then trimmed off the top half. Then i tucked it under the Kraft strip.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Then i added the penguin to the card and last three enamel dots below the sentiment.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Make sure you stop by the other designers blog to see there takes on the new stamps and then stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog for your chance to win all three new stamp sets!!

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


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

July 28, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #155

Hello,

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!! The challenge this week is a photo for inspiration! Our sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps and i used the Chibi Flowerpot Peeker image.


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Bugaboo Digi Stamps
I pasted the image to a word document and then typed in a Happy Birthday beside the flower pot. When i was happy with the font and placement i printed it and the image out on white card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Next i used a stitched rectangle die and cut the image out. I used Copic markers to color the image. Then i added the rectangle panel to a white card base. I thought about adding sequins or enamel dots or even twine or ribbon, but finally decided less was more.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Bugaboo Digi Stamps

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you play along with at Addicted to Stamps and More for your chance to win some digi stamps!

Dana

Best Wishes

Hiya!!

This is my second post today, click here if you are looking for my The Alley Way Stamps post!

Today is the release of the new Flights of Fancy by Morgan Fitzsimons at Crafter's Companion! The CD is full of digital stamps, pattern papers, printable embellishments and more!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I printed out one of gorgeous images, they are so detailed and colored her up with Spectrum Noir Pencils (005, 009, 042, 039, 037, 056, 058, 047, 089, 095, 078, 080, 082, 089, 104, 112). The soft coloring you get when you use colored pencils is just fabulous and i love the look it gave this image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I used a silver sharpie to add a little shine to her beading, arm band and headdress. Next i fussy cut most of the image, leaving the bottom ink or so still surrounded with white card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then it was time to work on my background! I am so ink to water coloring right now and to i love the smooshing technique, so easy!! First i die cut a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper. Next i used Spectrum Aqua Markers Magenta and Orchid to color a clear block (i did each color separately, letting them dry in between), spritzed some water and used a small piece of acetate to add the color to the watercolor paper.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

When it was dry i adhered the watercolor panel to a black card base. Then i added the colored image to the card with foam tape, some tiny sequins and last added the sentiment strip after i rounded the corners.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana





The Alley Way Stamps Sneak Peek #1

Hello!!

It's almost time for a new release at The Alley Way Stamps and you are going to LOVE it!! Its so cute and there are so many possibilities!!! I'm peeking the new Penguins on Parade stamp set.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started with a black card base and i stamped one of the border stamps from Bitty Borders repeatedly over the card base. Then i added some Wink of Stella to some of the triangles, not that you can really see it!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i cut the matching SVG, then stamped the penguin and the cow costume. The stamp set has lots of different options to dress up your penguin! I used Spectrum Noir markers to color him up.

I cut a strip of white cards stock and added it to my card base with foam tape. Then i die cut a small piece of black card stock. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the set.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i added the sentiment strip to the white strip and then the cow. Last i added a few white enamel dots to finish off the card.

Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog today for your chance to win Penguins on Parade!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana



July 27, 2015

Get Well Soon

Hello!

Today i'm stopping by with a sneak peek of a new CD collection coming to Crafter's Companion. The CD is called Flights of Fancy by Morgan Fitzsimons, its full of printable pattern papers, images, embellishments and digital stamps!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
My card features just one of the many digital stamps, sentiments and a printable pattern paper. I started by printing these elements on white card stock. Then i used Spectrum Noir markers to color the little baby dragon (GT4, CT1, CT3, CG1, DG2, CG2, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, EB1, EB2, GB10). I used a stitched oval to cut out the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then i trimmed down the wood grain pattern paper that i had printed to fit a white card base. I added the oval to the card with foam tape. The sentiment prints out in a rectangle with rounded corners, but i wanted it to be a little bit smaller, so i trimmed it down with a paper trimmer. Then i added it to my card.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Last i found some enamel dots that matched the light brown and green i used and added them a few to my card.

Have a great day!! Tomorrow will be a busy day on my blog and i hope you will stop by!!

Dana




July 26, 2015

Dearest Friend

Hello!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I've been super busy and a bit stressed for the past week or so working on my schooling. I've gotten some bad news, then some teeny tiny bit of hope and am just waiting for what i hope is good news! But while i wait i have to set into motion a back up up plan, which hasn;t been fun! I ready for everything to work out and get back to normal!! I'll be catching up on my blog reading and commenting soon!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Today i'm sharing a card i made with lots of Crafter's Companion goodies! Not too long ago i tried using alcohol markers with stencils and i am loving the results! I've made backgrounds in the past, but this time wanted to make more of a focal image this way!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started by die cutting a piece of CC's Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock with a stitched rectangle die. Then i placed the Wildflower Decorative Stencil by Sheena over the panel. I used washi tape to hold the stencil in place.

Next i used Spectrum Noir markers to color in the stencil (CG1, CG2, DG2, LV1, LV2, PL1, PL2, PL4, PL5). The ink bleeds a little under the stencil and you get a nice watercolor like look, which i like a lot!! I used different colors to add a little shading and depth to the flowers.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Then i stamped the Dearest Friend sentiment in black ink in the lower right corner. For a little texture i added three black sequins. Last i added Wink of Stella to the flowers to give the card a little sparkle, then just adhered the panel to a black card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana