August 31, 2016

Whooo's Havin' a B-day!

Hello,

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with another quick card using a scrapbooking pocket kit. You might remember this card set, well I made another card with the same pocket cards from the kit! I pulled out a few of the cards, looking at the different patterns to find help me choose my colors for coloring!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the cute owl from the Birthday Whoot Set on watercolor paper. The distress markers that I matched to the journal cards and used to color the owl are Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon, Pumice Stone, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Ground Espresso, Brushed Corduroy.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
After coloring the owl I used sharp scissors to fussy cut him out. The scrapbook kit has these cool cut out cards in various shapes and one had a speech bubble. I trimmed off the bottom part of the card, just keeping the speech bubble part of it. I stamped the Look Whoo's Havin' a B-day sentiment in the bubble. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I added the scrapbook card I picked out with numbers running down one side to a white card base. Then I added the owl and the speech bubble to the card with foam tape. And wa-la a super easy card! I recently picked up a couple other pocket kits (on clearance of course!) and I'm sure I;ll me using them before long!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Birthday Whoot Set
Distress Markers
We R Memory Keepers - Hip Hip Hooray Kit

August 30, 2016

Crafter's Companion & Spectrum Noir on HSN TODAY!!

Hello!!

I'm stopping today as a reminder that Crafter's Companion & Spectrum Noir are on HSN TODAY!!! The new Colorista line is available along with lots of other great products!!

First here is the schedule (subject to change)!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
My card today features one of the new Die'sire Create A Card dies! When I saw this die I new exactly what I wanted to do with it!! Basically, I thought it would make for a great stain glass inspired card and I was right! I love how it turned out!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I started with a panel of black cardstock and I used the angel die on the panel. The set also comes with dies for the outside of the images, but I didn't need it for this card but it's nice to have the option!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Next, I ran the panel through my sticker maker. Then I carefully added the angel to a white card base. Then all I had to do was color each area with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens!! I used Red Berry, Blue Topaz, Emerald Green, Holly Leaf, Spun Gold, Rose Quartz, Hearthside, Amethyst, Fig, Moonstone, Pink Champagne, Smoked Quartz, Aquamarine, Macaroon.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

The card needed a sentiment but I wanted to keep it simple so heat embossed the sentiment in white on vellum. Then I trimmed it, notched one end and added it to the card with a staple!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will check out HSN today, there are tons of stamps, dies and the new Colorista collection for adult coloring!!

Dana

Supplies
Die'sire Create a Card - Festive Angels
Stamp: Bebunni - Christmas Present
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens

August 29, 2016

Poppy Stamps Shaker Card

Hello!

This is my second card today! You can find my Crafter's Companion card here.

Today is the last day to enter Poppy Stamps Shake It Up Challenge and I am just making it in before it closes!! I made this last week and thought oh I have all the time in the world before the end of the month.... well it is now the end of the month!! LOL!!



I am also entering this in Darnell's NBUS (Never Been Used) Challenge #7! I got this Poppy Stamp set Ewe Are The Best many, many months ago and when I saw the shaker challenge earlier this month I decided it was time to use it!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps
To start I picked out some pattern paper and I used a Simon Say Stays Frames Die to cut some green and purple pattern paper. From the green paper, I cut out the lamb body twice. To make sure I had the placement right I first added the green panel to the center of a white card base and used washi tape to hold the dies in the right spot. After die cutting the bodies I stamped the Ewe Are The Best on the green panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps

I also die cut the heads and legs from Kraft card stock and then stamped the matching heads. I also stamped the heads on white card stock, fussy cut out the hair and adhered them to the Kraft heads.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps

To assemble the shaker I adhered some acetate to the back of the green panel and then added foam tape around each of the bodies. Then I added a few sequins to the card and with some more foam tape around the rest of the panel I added it to the card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps
I added the purple border around the green panel directly to the card base and then last I die cut a tiny heart and added it above one of the lambs.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Poppy Stamps - Ewe Are The Best
Dies: Poppy Stamps - Ewe Are The Best. Simon Says Stamp - Frames
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Paper - Homegrown
Sequins: Darcies - Iridescent White. Neat & Tangled - Christmas Mix

Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and Embossing Paste

Hello!

I have a little peek  today of a new die from Crafter's Companion that will be available tomorrow on HSN!! Well, I actually didn't use the actual die cut on my card instead I used it as a stencil.
Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
First, I used the Die'sire Create a Card Garden Party die and just cut it from some card stock. With some washi tape to hold it in place, I put the die cut over a white card base.

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next I mixed up some white embossing paste with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Soft Jade. The more pen ink you add, the darker the color will be. With a pallet knife I added the embossing paste to my die cut stencil. I scraped up the excess and carefully peeled way the die cut and threw it away. To make your 'stencil' reusable, use the die with a sheet of stencil material!

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I'd like to note that this was the first time I have added SN's Sparkle Pens to embossing paste. The paste dilutes the pen ink so there really wasn't much sparkle. But, next time I'm going to try adding the clear sparkle pen and another color to see if enough of the clear will make the paste sparkle!! So stay tuned!!

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

While the embossing paste was drying, I stamped several of the flower from Sheena Douglass A Taste of India, Mandala and Henna stamp sets. I used Sparkle Pens Harvest Moon, Rose Quartz, Soft Jade and Fig  to color the flowers. Then I used some sharp scissors to fussy cut out the flowers and leafs.
Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

With liquid adhesive I added the flowers to my card and added a few white sequins. From the Kimono - Lotus Flower set I used a Friends sentiment and stamped it above the dried embossing paste.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will stop by HSN this Tuesday and check out all the great new products that will be available from Crafter's Companion!!

Dana

Supplies
Dies: Die'sire Create A Card - Garden Party
Stamps: Kimono - Lotus Flower. Sheena Douglass A Taste of India: Mandala, Henna
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen: Soft Jade, Fig, Harvest Moon, Rose Quartz
Embossing Paste: Wendy Vecchi White (Soft Jade was added to the paste)
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh - Sweet Pea Mix

August 28, 2016

Crafter's Companion Stamping with Watercolor Markers

Hello!!

Crafter's Companion will be on HSN Tuesday August 30th with a ton of product!! The Texture Collection is one of these great products, embossing folders and stamp sets! My card today features the Words of Wonder 2, Basket & Burlap and Walls & Corners stamp sets!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I did a bit of stamping with my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers to create a bright grunge look!! I am so not a grunge kind of stamper, but these sets make it so easy!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Basically I just colored the different Aqua markers on the stamps, spritzed with water and then stamped. Sometimes I would stamp the stamp again just a little off set from the first stamped image. To help get a more watercolor look I also went in with a wet paint brush and pushed the ink around.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

When I was happy with the background stamping I used the Black Aqua marker and colored the sentiment stamps and stamped it with out adding water to the stamp.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
The card still needed a little something, so I added a few black and gold sequins! Last I trimmed the panel and added it to a black card base.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps; Textured Collection - Words of Wonder 2, Basket & Burlap, Walls & Corners
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Card Stock
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers: Rose Pink, Crimson, Red Violet, Orchid, Charcoal, Black
Embellishments: Neat & Tangled Sequins: Black. Simon Says Stamp Sequins: Tiny Gold

August 27, 2016

Spectrum Noir Colorista Card

Hello!!

Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a great weekend!! Today I'm sharing the 3rd project I made with just one colored sheet from the new Spectrum Noir Colorista Adult Coloring Pad. These pad (and other Colorista products) will be available Tuesday, August 30th on HSN!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
This card is the last project I made from one sheet. First I made this card and then this notebook cover. I had a piece of the pad left that was roughly 8 inches by 3 or 4 inches, with a slight curve cut out of it. It wasn't a huge piece but I really didn't want to throw it out either!! So, I decided to cut thin strips from what I had left.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I was able to get four strips from my left overs and I adhered them to a black card base. After trimming off the ends the remaining pieces didn't quite fit all the way across the card, so I decided to add 3 more strips but making each strip that much shorter then the one above it.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next I stamped the sentiment on a strip of black card stock and heat embossed it in white. Then I added it to the card. I thought the card still needed something and I found some colorful pearls that matched to add to the card.

Here is a picture of all three projects made with just one sheet from the Colorista Marker Pad!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with a sneak peek of some great products other then the Colorista that are coming to HSN on Tuesday!

Dana

Supplies:
Spectrum Noir Colorista: Easter Promise Pad. Markers: Magenta, Hot Pink, Nectarine, Lemon, Canary, Pearl Blue, Denim, Cobalt, Cerulean, Cyan, Pear Green, Forest Green, Pistachio, Leaf Green, Lipstick, Burgundy
Stamps: Crafter's Companion Sentimental - Greetings
Doodlebug Designs Mini Pearls - Spring Assortment

August 26, 2016

Crafter's Companion Create A Card Release & Tutorial

Hello!!

This is my second post today, click here to check out a little peek of my Coffee Loving Cardmakers card!

Crafter's Companion has a great new Create A Card (among other great new dies that you can see here, here, and here that release today!! Great new dies perfect for every day and a couple could even be for the holidays!! Stop by the Crafter's Companion blog to see a tutorial I did with the Classic Floral Frame!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Week 3

Hello!

Today I'm on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today, it's my last post as the August Guest! I'm kind of sad, it has been so much fun making Coffee card and sharing them with you! A big thank you to Amy for the opportunity, it been a blast!!!

Here's a little peek of my card, I hope you stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to check out the whole card!! :)




Dana

August 25, 2016

Spectrum Noir Colorista Post It Note Cover

Hello!

Today I am sharing a project I made with new Spectrum Noir Colorista products! These products are geared toward the Adult Coloring market, but you don't have to be into coloring books to like these products!! This project was made with a part of one page in one of the new SN Colorista coloring pads.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I first used a part of the sheet on this card, there was still a lot of sheet left so I decided to cover a big Post-It note pad to take with me this semester. I still had a little bit left over and used that to make another card that I will share with you in a couple days!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

My Post-It notepad measures 6 x 4 inches and I have used about half of the paper or so. It was part of a pack of 3. This cover was super easy to make and would work for any size Post-It note pad! I trimmed my colored sheet to the size of my pad, doubling the 4 and added 1/4 inches to account for the cover.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Since my pad is thin, I scored at 4 inches and again at 4 1/4. If your pad is thicker just measure it and add the measurement to your overall length.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I used double sided tape to adhere the notepad to the cover. When I use all the pages, I'll just adhere another pad on top!

Because I plan on taking this notepad with me to class (for quick notes in class and at the library) and the pad would  probably end up in my textbook or need to slip it into my backpack, I kept the cover embellishment free! I don't want to add embellishments just to have them pop off!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I even think the inside or the back of the coloring sheet is pretty! But if you think differently you can always line the sheet before adding the notepad!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Spectrum Noir Colorista: Eastern Promise Pad. Markers: Magenta, Hot Pink, Nectarine, Lemon, Canary, Pearl Blue, Denim, Cobalt, Cerulean, Cyan, Pear Green, Forest Green, Pistachio, Leaf Green, Lipstick, Burgundy.

August 24, 2016

Art Impressions & Spectrum Noir Coloring

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today !!! Do you need a birthday or just because card for that special guy in your life?? Especially one who kills bugs for you? If so, then the Bug Buster stamp set is perfect for you!! There are a few other hero's in this group, maybe your guy will fit them better!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
First, I stamped the image on white card stock, then it's time to color him up. However, this time I didn't what to will-nilly color him. So, I pulled down my 6 x 6 paper pads and found some pattern paper that I liked and I matched my Spectrum Noir markers to the paper. I used BGR3, BGR4, BGR5, DR3, DR5, DR6, EB1, EB2, EB6, FS1, FS3, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, IG10, TN7, TN8, TN9. When I was done coloring I fussy cut out the Bug Buster.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From the paper pad I used a stitched banner die and cut two and layered the striped one on the blue layer. At the top of the banner, I stamped the sentiment.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I adhered the layered banners on a white card base and then added the Bug Buster with foam tape. Last I found some cork dots and added a few to the card. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Bug Buster
Spectrum Noir Markers
Die: Gina Marie Designs - Drop Pennant
Embellishemnts: Recollections - Cork Dots

August 23, 2016

Spectrum Noir Colorista Blog Hop

Hello!!!

Welcome to my blog! If you are coming from the fabulous Mari Kocjancic, you are in the right place! If you just stopping by my blog, you can start at the beginning at Spectrum Noir!

Have you seen the peeks of a great new line from Spectrum Noir??? If not, it's called Spectrum Noir Colorista and its the latest and greatest in the Adult Coloring crafting segment!!! This new collection is debuting August 30th on HSN!!!

Spectrum Noir even has a free online coloring class!! Check it out here! It's free!!! Also, make sure you comment all along the hop, a Colorista Prize Pack is up for grabs!!!


Here is the schedule (subject to change)




The Colorista collection includes so many great products!! Awesome coloring pads (some with colorable glitter!!!), alcohol markers (these have finer points than the Spectrum Noir Markers), colored pencils and more!!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
My card features the Colorista Markers and a page I colored from the Eastern Promises coloring pad. I actually made 2 cards and a Post It note cover from this one page. I'll be sharing the other card and cover later this week!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

It all started with coloring the sheet, included in the color pad is a blank sheet that you can use to protect the page below the one you are working on. I used the Colorista Markers to color the sheet, they are alcohol and very similar to the Spectrum Noir Markers. The Colorista Markers have two tips, both have a much finer point than the SN Markers. They blend just like the SN markers. These Colorista Markers are great too if you are thinking about getting the SN Markers, a great way to try them out!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
After coloring my page I pulled out a few circle dies and cut the circles from the page. Next, I pulled out a black card base and played around with the circle placement. When I was happy with it I heat embossed a sentiment on the card base in white.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I added the circles to the card with foam tape and trimmed off the overhang! A very easy card made with a coloring sheet!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will stop by later this week for two more projects I made with the remaining colored sheet!! Your next stop in the hop is the awesome Nicole Bretherick!!

Dana

Supplies
Spectrum Noir Colorista: Eastern Promise Pad. Markers: Magenta, Hot Pink, Nectarine, Lemon, Canary, Pearl Blue, Denim, Cobalt, Cerulean, Cyan, Pear Green, Forest Green, Pistachio, Leaf Green, Lipstick, Burgundy.
Stamps: Crafter's Companion Stamping Australia - Dreaming Daisies
Dies: Die'sire Essentials - Circles


August 19, 2016

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Week 3

Hello!!

It's Friday and that means its time for my August Guest post over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!! I used a mix of stamps, pattern paper and embellishments on today's card!! I hope you will stop by and check it out!!!

Here is a little peek:





Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

August 18, 2016

Art Impressions - Challenge 191

Hello!

It's time for a new challenge at Art Impressions!! The theme is Too Cute to Spook and it coincides with a new Halloween release!! There are three new fabulous sets!! My card today features the Howl-oween Set and boy I can not get enough of these dogs and cat faces!! So cute!!

My card features the dog dressed up in a rabbit costume!! I love it!! Hehehe!!! I'm not going to go into details like I usually do, because along with the new challenge I have a tutorial on the AI blog showing how I made this card!!

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

Dana

August 17, 2016

Emboss Risist & Watercolor

Hello!!

This is my second card today, it's my day on the Art Impressions blog sharing a card featuring wobbles and a spinner!

This card I made for Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge - Embossing! I used SSS Falling Hearts background for my embossing and the Magical Birthday (this year's free birthday set) stamp set.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I started by heat embossing the hearts with white powder. When I pressed the stamp onto the watercolor paper I pressed too hard and the rubber around the lower hearts also pressed versamark ink into the paper. At first, I was going to try to wipe away the powder, but I finally decided that I liked how it looked circling the hearts!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

Next, pulled out my Zig Kuretake Gansai watercolors and made a rainbow with them. While that was drying I stamped the Unicorn from the Magical Birthday set. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it and then fussy cut it out.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I cut a strip of white card stock and stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment, then adhering it to my watercolored panel. I added the unicorn with foam tape and then pulled out a few bright buttons and white sequins. When I was happy with their placement I used a liquid adhesive to adhere them in place. Last I added the panel to a black card base.

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Falling Hearts, Magical Birthday
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White
Buttons: Doodlebug Designs - Lady Bug Garden Assortment
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Sweetheart Mix