May 27, 2016

Happy 4th of July

Hello!!

Crafter's Companion has a new release today, two new stamp sets celebrating America and the Fourth of July!! The release is just in time for you to get the stamps to help celebrate the Fourth, I can;t believe that July is just over a month away!!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

The two new stamps are called Independence Day and 4th of July, I used both on my card. On a piece of Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White card stock, I stamped the 4th of July sentiment and the three firecrackers.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I used a few new Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens to color the firecrackers, stars and fireworks. I used Hearthside, Gold and Teacup. It's super sparkly in person, its hard get a good picture of it!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

From my stash I found some chipboard stars and I used my CR11 Spectrum Noir Marker to color them. I trimmed a piece of blue card stock and adhered it to a white card base. Then I trimmed the stamped panel and adhered it to the card. Last I added the colored stars.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Independence Day, 4th of July
Spectrum Noir Markers: CR11
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers: Hearthside, Gold, Teacup
Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Perineum White Card Stock

May 25, 2016

Bowler Babes

Hi!!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today I'm sharing a card featuring the Spare Me Clear Stamp Set available at Michael's. I did a little paper piecing with some pattern paper from Basic Grey.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
First I cut some white card with a stitched rectangle die. Then I stamped the three lady bowlers on the panel and a couple times on different pattern papers. I fussy cut out there shirt and and pants. There was solid colors in the pad, that I used for the bowling balls.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next I used my Spectrum Noir to color the ladies skin and hair. I used CT2, FS2, FS3, GB8, GB10, IG2. I stamped the Bowler Babes sentiment and also added a little grey marker (IB2) for the ground.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I trimmed another pattern paper smaller then the white card card base and adhered it. Over it I added the stamped panel with foam tape. I also have the matching embellishments to the pattern pad and picked out a few to add to the two corners of the panel. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Spare Me (available at Michaels)
Pattern Paper and Embellishments: Basic Grey - Aurora
Spectrum Noir Markers

May 24, 2016

Beauty Comes From Within

Hello!!

This is my second post today, you can click here for my Lawn Fawn card.

Today Crafter's Companion is releasing some new Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy stamps! My card today features the Cherry Blossom set, but you can see all the new sets here.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafters Companion

I stared by stamping the main image on some Crafter's Companion card stock and the sentiment just to the right of the image. Next I stamped the separate cherry blossom's three times on some scrap paper. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils to color everything up! I used 037, 039, 056, 058, 065, 066, 091, 095.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafters Companion

Next I fussy cut out the three blossoms. On the main image I cut a small slit at the bottom left of the the stamped torn edge. Then I tucked the blossoms in the slit and used some glue dots to hold them in place. I trimmed the stamped panel down a little and centered it on a black card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafters Companion

Thanks for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by and see all the new stamps in this new Sheena Douglass release!


Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy: Cherry Blossom
Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils: 037, 039, 056, 058, 065, 066, 091, 095
Crafter’s Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock

Hello You

Hi there!!

I'm stopping by with a card I made for Lawnscaping Challenge - #130 Sparkle It Up!  For my sparkle I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens for my background!!! It's a lot more sparkly in person then in my photo below, these pens pack a LOT of sparkle!!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn
I started by die cutting the stitched shape from watercoloring paper. With a big paint brush I added water to the shape and then I added Ocean Waves and Sage to the panel. Unintentionally I gave the Sage pen a squeeze and a big glob of sparkly ink came out on my panel. At first I was like oh &#*@, but then with a little water I spread it round and it turned out ok! I added a little Ocean Waves here and there and blended it in with the Sage. When it was all dry, I flicked water droplets over it.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn

While the panel was drying I stamped and colored the Starfishes and Jelly Fishes. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color them up! I used CT1, CT3, CT4, GB5, OR1, PL1, PL2, PP1, PP3, PP5. Then I fussy cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn

After the panel was totally dry from the water droplets I punch a whole in the top to make it into a tag. Then I stamped the Hello You sentiment in versamark and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn
Then I went digging around my desk, I had some Lawn Fawn twine that came wrapped around a purchase that I was sure would match and sure enough, once I found it, it was perfect!! I cut 3 smallish lengths and thread them all through the hole at the top of the tag. Then with another longer length, tied a bow around the tails of the twine. Last I added the tag to a white card base with foam tape!

Thanks for stopping by!! I'll be back later this afternoon with a card featuring new stamps from Crafter's Companion!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Scripty Sayings, So Jelly
Dies: Gina Marie Designs
Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1, CT3, CT4, GB5, OR1, PL1, PL2, PP1, PP3, PP5
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens: Sage, Ocean Waves

May 18, 2016

Lifetime of Happiness

Hello!!

This my second post today, click here for my Art Impression post.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Crafter's Companion has a new release from Sara Davies Signature Collection called Love & Romance. Perfect for cards and projects for love, anniversaries, weddings etc. The collection is full of stamps, embossing folders, dies and pattern paper pads!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Today my card features the 6 x 6 pattern paper pad and the Decorative Heart die. I cut the Chevron pattern and adhered it to a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I cut the heart die from Crafter's Companion's Kraft card stock. Then I used the Hearthside Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to color the hearts on the heart. I added the heart to my card base a little off center and trimmed of the over hang.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

On a strip of white card stock I stamped a sentiment from Bebunni Sweet as Rose stamp set. I stamped it with brown ink and then added the strip to my card with foam tape.


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Sara Davies Signature Collection Love & Romance - 6 x 6 Pattern Paper Pad, Decorative Heart Die
Bebunni Stamp - Sweet as a Rose
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Hearthside
Crafter's Companion Kraft Card Stock

It's Not Going To

Hello!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a card featuring a new Clear Stamp set now available at Hobby Lobby! There are several new clear and wood stamps available, so make sure you stop by your local Hobby Lobby to check them all out!! This one is called Chocolate Therapy and has some very funny sentiments to go along with the images in the set!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the ladies and cake image on white cards stock. Then I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the up! If you use SN markers I highly recommend Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth White Card Stock! I've tried a couple different brands of card stock, but CC's brand really works the best!! Color's used: ( I could be a little off with these colors as I can't find my list!! Sorry!!) BP5, BP4, CG3, CT3, CT4, DG2, DG3, EB1, EB2, FS2, FS3, GB8, GB10, HB2, HB3, IG2, IG4, IG6, OR2, TB5, TB6.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Once my coloring was done, I got out my scissors and did some fussy cutting!! When that was done I found some washi tape on my desk, an after Christmas on clearance purchase!! Here I decided to go with a black card base to help show off the gold washi tape!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the washi tape across the card, then added my stamped image with foam tape. Last I stamped the sentiment in white ink at the top right corner.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Thanks for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: At Impressions - Choclate Therapy (available at Hobby Lobby)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Color Box White Ink

May 17, 2016

Best Wishes

Hello!!

I'm stopping in with a card today using a new stamp I picked up at scrapbook show that came through town a couple weeks ago! I picked up quite a few stamps, more then I really need, but it's nice to have all these different stamps in once place!! And of course no shipping charge!! :) I picked up a couple Penny Black stamps and my card today features the Poppy Gems stamp.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black
I started by stamping the poppies in brown in on watercolor card stock. Then I used some Prima Watercolors to color them, all from the Decadent Pies set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black

 I tend to be heavy handed when I watercolor with real paints (verses distress markers or inks). I also have a hard time waiting for each layers to dry. You are probably thinking that's what an heat gun is for, but mine is on the other side of the room and I'm too lazy to keep getting up to blast my paper with some heat!!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black

When I was finally done messing with color, I waited awhile and then used the same colors to flick some blotches all over the panel. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Special Wishes stamp set. Last I added a few sequins and mounted the panel on a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Penny Black - Poppy Gems, Special Wishes
Watercolors: Prima - Decadent Pies
Sequins: Neat & Tangled Fall Festive Mix

May 12, 2016

Art Impression Hobby Lobby Blog Hop

Hello!!

Welcome to the Art Impressions Hobby Lobby Blog Hop!! If you are coming from the fabulous Cheri Burry you are in the right place!! But if your just stopping by my blog you can start at the Art Impressions blog!



Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle and then stamped the image. To color it I used my Spectrum Noir Markers, BP5, BP4, CG3, CT3, CT4, DG2, DG3, EB1, EB2, FS2, FS3, GB8, GB10, HB2, HB3, IG2, IG4, IG6, OR2, TB5, TB6.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next I stamped the sentiment with white ink on a strip of black card stock. I tore the extra at each end of the strip. Then I added the rectangle to a black card base and the sentiment to the bottom right corner. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Last I found some washi tape that matched my coloring!! I added the washi tape to look like it was holding the rectangle and the sentiment on the card!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

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Your next stop on the hope is the awesome Diane Zechmen!!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

May 11, 2016

The Nice Nurse

Hello AI fans!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card that features one of the new Clear Stamp Sets available at Michael's, Get Well. I did a little paper piecing on the nurse and also colored some chipboard from my stash.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by die cutting a big speech bubble from white card stock, then I stamped the nurse from the Get Well set along with the sentiment. Then I stamped the nurse it on some pattern paper and then fussy cut out her nurses uniform. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color her skin, hair and earrings, I used BT2, BT4, FS2, FS3, GB8, GB10, IB2, IB3.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next I cut a stitched rectangle from some other pattern paper from the same paper pad. I found some star washi tape on my table and I added it across the panel. From the paper pad I found cut a strip of star pattern and added that to the card above the washi tape. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then from my embellishment stash I found a few chipboard stars. I colored the stars with the BT2 Spectrum Noir Maker, then used the Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen. Next I added the stamped speech bubble with foam tape to the panel, then adhered the stars. Last the panel was added to a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Get Well (available at Michael's)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Die: Simon Says Stamp - Life Bubble
Chipboard: Teresa Collins Hello My Name Is
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Memories Captured

May 10, 2016

Vintage Sparkle Pens

Hello!!

Today Crafter's Companion is releasing some NEW Sparkle Pen colors, Vintage Hues!! These colors are sooo pretty and there is a lovely metallic set too!! Sparkle Pens can be used on fabric, this is my second prodject using these on fabric, the color and sparkle really looks good on fabric!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
From my local craft store I found these linen canvas pack, I loved the homey look of the dyed linen! First I used Sheena Douglass Taste of India Henna and Mandala stamp sets to stamp the canvas's. For ink I used black Stazon.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next I used many of the new Sparkle Pens to color the images. When using the pens on fabric, remember that the ink will bleed some, especially the more ink you use. So I color just inside the lines, also thick lined images work best to help hide any bleeding. I used Hearthside, Peacock Blue, Onyx Black, Fig, Sand Dune, Ocean Wave, Sage.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

These pens have awesome sparkle and you can see some of it in the picture below. This is a super easy project, if you need a fast gift!! I think i'll look for some simple black frames for these linen canvas's!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Sheena Douglass - Taste of India - Henna & Mandala
Sparkle Vintage Pens: Heartside, Peacock Blue, Onyx Black, Fig, Sand Dune, Ocean Wave, Sage
Linen Canvas
Stazon Ink- black

May 4, 2016

Crafter's Companion on HSN Today!!

Hello!

This is my second post today, click here if you are looking for my Art Impressions post.

Crafter's Companion is on HSN, TODAY!!! HSN is having an all day Craft day and Crafter's Companion will be on several times during the day showcasing Spectrum Noir products along with some great new products!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

My card today features a new stamp that is availble today on HSN. It is a nice big stamp, perfect for backgrounds and coloring!!! After stamping it on some Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Card Stock I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it up! Markers used: BT2, BT4, BT5, CG2, CT1, CT3, CT4, DG2, DG3, DR1, DR5, DR7, LV3, OR1, PL1, PL2, PL4, PP1, PP3, PP5, TB1, TB2, TB3, TB5, TB6.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I used two stitched rectangles to make a frame from black card stock. Next I cut a strip of CC's Heat Resistante Acetate and stamped a sentiment from CC's Flights of Fancy set in watermark ink. Then I heat embossed some white embossing powder.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then I used double sided tape to adhere the acetate to the back of the black frame. Then with more double sided tape added the frame to the butterfly panel, then I just added it all to a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Thanks for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by HSN today, you will not want to miss all the new products, they will be on through the day!!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Butterfly Lullaby, Flights of Fancy
Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock, Heat Resistant Acetate
Hero Arts: White Embossing Powder
Spectrum Noir Markers

Some Bunny Loves You

Hello!

I'm on the Art Impression blog with a card featuring the new Mini Bunny Spinner!! This bunny is so cute and with the sentiment in the set, it doesn't have to be a Easter only stamp set!

First I stamped the front and back bunny and two of the egg. Then I used Spectrum Noir Markers to color them up! I used CG1, CT2, CT4, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, PP2, PP3, TB1, TB2. Then I used the matching dies to cut out the bunnies and eggs. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Next, I ran them all through my sticker machine. I use white embroider floss in between the sticker bunnies! The little eggs go above the bunny and I always make sure my spinner actually spins ok in my window!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the spinner bunny and egg to the white card base, pulling the floss taunt. Then I add the pattern paper on top, this hides the floss holding the bunny in the window. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white card stock and notched the left side. I also die cut some tiny flowers and leaves and used the same Spectrum Noir Makers from above to color them. Then I added the sentiment and then the flowers with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Mini Bunny Spinner Stamp Set & Die
Spectrum Noir Markers
Die: A Muse Studio - Small FLowers

May 3, 2016

Crafter's Companion Sneak Peek

Hello!!

Crafter's Companion will be on HSN tomorrow and today I have a little sneak peek of some stamps!! BUT there will be a lot of new products available tomorrow, you will not want to miss this!!! My card features some new Verity Rose stamps!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started with the image from the Destiny set and stamped it on some Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Card Stock. I also stamped the ticket and flowers from the Accessories set. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the images. I used BT2, BT4, BT5, DR1, DR5, DR7, EB8, FS2, FS3, GB10, IG4, IG6, TB1, TB2, TN2, TN7, TN8.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next I cut the Destiny image with a fancy rectangle die, then fussy cut the ticket and flowers. I added the fancy rectangle to a white card base with foam tape. Then I added the flowers and ticket to the bottom left corner.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Last I added a few sequins and then rounded all for corners. I decided not to add a sentiment, when I need a card I can stamp the right sentiment at that time.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Thanks for stopping by!! I'll be back tomorrow with another card featuring another new product available tomorrow on HSN.

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Verity Rose & Accessories
Spectrum Noir Markers
Die: Spellbinders - Fancy Rectangle
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Festive Fall
Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Card Stock