December 31, 2015

For You Mom

Hello!!

Happy New Year's Eve!! Today i have another spring like card to share with you! I'll get back to some winter cards, don't worry, but i was in a warm, spring like mood when i made this card!!!

First i used Crafter's Companion Diesire Essential Square die to cut a piece of white card stock. Next i stamped the image from Mulberry Wood Love You stamp set on the square.
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To color the image i used my Spectrum noir markers, but instead of the usual blending i instead used a stippling technique. Usually you use a black marker, but for this image i used different greys and pinks (BP1, BP3, BP4, BP7, CG1, CG2, CR3, FS6, GB8, GB9, GB10, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, PL1, PL2

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I stamped the For You Mom sentiment above the image. Next i used some clear Sparkle pen to add a little bit of sparkle to the flowers. I decided to make a square card and made a card base from white card stock.
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Next i found some green stripe pattern paper and adhered it to my square card base. Then i added the stamped square to the card with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Dana

December 30, 2015

Thinking of You

Hello!!

I can't believe that it's almost 2016!!! With some good news i received yesterday, it feels like my Christmas vacation between semesters has just started!! Luckily the new semester dosen;t start until the 11th so i still have some time to savor my free time (ok not really free time, i still have to work and do my internship, but no school work to worry about for a little bit longer!!)
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Today i'm sharing a card that features Crafter's Companions new Sparkle Pens! I've been playing with them and figuring how the best way to use them and boy they are fun to use!! You can use them to color directly on your paper or you can use water to dilute the ink a little.

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I started by stamping the gorgeous flower from the Stamp It Australia Floral Fancies stamp set, all over a piece of CC's water color paper. Then i used a clear block and scribbled the Harvest Moon Sparkle Pen. With a water brush i picked up the ink from the block and started color the flowers.

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Before the flowers were dry i applied the Sparkle Pen directly to the flower. This allowed the ink to fan out, reacting to the water in a nice watercolor look. I did this with the rest of the flowers using Red Berry and Cosmos. For the leaves i used Olive Jade.

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For a sentiment i cut a strip of white card stock and stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from the Stamp It Australia Dreamy Daisies stamp set. When my flower panel was dry i added it to a white card base and then adhered the sentiment trip over it with foam tape. Last i added a few black enamel dots to my card.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana

December 29, 2015

Friends

Hello!!

How is everyone? I got some great news last night regarding the next semester and my stress level has gone out the door!! I now can relax and get somethings caught up!! I'm way behind in my commenting so i've started over!! And can you believe it's almost 2016??? It will be Christmas again before i know it!! LOL
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The card features some Spectrum Noir markers and the new Sparkle Pens, both made by Crafter's Companion. I started by stamping Sheena Douglass's Monarch Butterfly stamp three times on a panel of white card stock.

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Next i used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the butterflies (CG4, DR5, DR6, JG1,PL3, PL4). Then i used my Clear Sparkle Pen to add just a touch of sparkle to the butterflies wings. If you like more sparkle, just use a heavier hand when applying.

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For a sentiment i used one from the Kimono Lotus Flower stamp set. Next i trimmed down my panel about 1/4 of an inch and adhered it to a black card base. Last i added a few black sequins.
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Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

December 27, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hello!!

Today i'm sharing a birthday card! Unfortunately Christmas is over and its time to think of birthday's, valentines and spring!!! Ok, there might still be a few winter cards thrown in because winter is not over!!!
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I started by stamping one of the flowers from Crafter's Companion Stamp It Australia's Dreamy Daisies on watercolor paper. Then i used the new Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens to color the flowers. I used a water pen along with the pen, but i used too much water so these flowers don't have much of a watercolor look.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next i cut a strip of vellum and stamped Happy Birthday in versamark ink and white embossed. I wrapped the vellum around a black card base, adhered it on the underside.

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Once the flowers were dry i fussy cut them out and adhered them to my card with foam tape. You can see the the sparkle from the pens in the below picture.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!!! I'm sharing my last Christmas card of the year!!
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I started with Pretty Poinsettia die from Crafter's Companion Signature Collection - Festive Wonder. I cut several petals and a couple leaves from CC's water color paper. Then i played with CC's new Sparkle Pens and colored the petals and leaves, add a little water or use a water brush to lighten the color!

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When the petals were dry, i placed the die back over each petal and inked a little black Distress ink over the little curly q's in the dies. To assemble my flower i just used a piece of scrap paper to adhere my flower layers to. Last i just added the leaves behind the flower.

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Next i added some pretty green pattern paper from the 6 x 6 Festive Wonder pad. Then from black and glitter gold card stock i cut the Merry Christmas die from the same collection. I adhered the gold over the back, just slightly off set.

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I adhered the Merry Christmas on my card base and last added the poinsettia. In the photo above you can see the sparkle from the new Sparkle Pens!!

Happy Holidays!!

Dana

December 24, 2015

Snowflake

Hiya!!

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

I've been creating up a storm, but have been slow in getting things photographed and edited, so be prepared for a slew of cards!!!

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This card features some newer Crafter's Companion pattern papers and dies! They are from the Sara Davies Signature Collection - Festive Wonder. I started with some of the pattern paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad, cutting it to fit a A2 card base.

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Next i used the big snowflake from the collection, Festive Flake to cut a snowflake from the center of the panel. Then i cut it again out of black card stock and white card stock. Then i adhered the panel to my card base. Next i placed the black outline part of the snowflake into the negative space left by the die. I also added a few white snowflake parts and one from the snowflake i cut from the pattern paper.

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Then i cut the big snowflake from the Snowflake Trio set from white card stock. I added this snowflake on top of my card snowflake with foam tape. Last i found a cool white bauble from my stash to decorate the center of the snowflake.

I decided not to add a sentiment to the front, i figured i can add a hello or something inside when i send the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Hello

Hi!!

Today i'm on The Alley Way Stamps blog and i'm sharing non-holiday card. Don;t worry i still have one more holiday card to share!!

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I used Point of View to stamp the chevron background. Since most of the stamps are solid, i used green, gray, and purple pigment ink.

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Next i stamp all the tiny sentiments in the set around the chevrons. I saved the Hello sentiment for the bottom left corner. A nice easy one layer card!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

December 23, 2015

Art Impressions Top 5 of 2015

Hello 

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today sharing my top 5 of 2015! It was fun looking back at my projects this year since joining the team!! And of course very hard to narrow it done to just 5! The AI blog will be closed for the Holidays!! Meanwhile the DT will be working on awesome new stamps, just in time for CHA!!! 

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Thanks for stopping by!! 

Dana

December 22, 2015

Holiday Hello

Hiya!!

Today i'm on The Alley Way Stamps blog, sharing an easy card, perfect for any last minute Christmas cards (yeah, that would be me!!)  ;)
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I cut a stitched oval from Kraft card stock and stamped the cute snowman from Melt Your Heart Out. Then i used my Spectrum Noir Colored pencils to color the snowman!

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For a sentiment i used Happy Everything and i curved the Holiday Hello before adding it to my clear block. Then i just stamped it above the snowman
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Next i found some festive pattern paper and added it to a white card base. Then i added the oval to my card and wa-la, super easy and fast card!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

December 17, 2015

Par-tea On

Hello!

I'm on The Alley Way Stamps blog today sharing a card i made with the new Swee-tea stamp set. TAWS is closing and everything is 40% off, so if you want something you better get it before its gone!!
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I found a smooshed background panel and thought it would work great with the Swee-tea set. I found a fancy scroll sticker and added it to the background panel.

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Next i stamped the tea cup and a few of the flowers, then used distress markers to color them. I cut a strip of black card stock and stamped the Par-Tea On sentiment at one end of the strip. Then i added the strip with foam tape.

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Last i added the tea cup and flowers to the card, some directly to the card, others with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana