December 25, 2016

Happy Holiday!

Happy Holiday!

I hope everyone has a joy filled Holiday!!! I have one last Christmas card to share! I mixed a little Art Impressions and Essentials by Ellen together for an easy card! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions Essentials by Ellen

I started with some watercolor card stock trimmed to fit a white card base. Then I stamped the cute chickens from Art Impressions Dairy Christmas set in brown ink. Then I used the following Distress Markers to color it: Weathered Wood, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Forest Moss, Barn Door, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Blue Print Sketch, Seedless Preserves, Carved Pumpkin.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions Essentials by Ellen

Below the image I stamped the sentiment from Essentials by Ellen Cozy Christmas stamp set, also in brown ink. Then I tied a tiny bow from twine and added it to the card. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions Essentials by Ellen
I used the Weathered Wood marker and lots of water to color around the birds and the sentiment. This helped to ground the image and sentiment. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! And Happy Holidays!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Dairy Christmas. Essentials by Ellen - Cozy Christmas
Distress Markers

December 24, 2016

Mixing Pattern Papers

Hello!!

Happy Christmas Eve!! I'm sharing two cards today that I made a few weeks ago for a challenge, but got behind and didn;t get the photo edited in time! And since tomorrow is Christmas I need to share pronto!!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps
I started by stamping 3 little moose from Poppy Stamps Moose Crossing, yes I said 3! I was first going to use all three on one card but later change my mind and instead just made two cards. The third is sitting on my desk still! Probably going to be hanging out until next Christmas.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps

I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the moose (CG2, DG2, DG3, IG1, IG2, IG4). I stamped and paper pieced a shirt and tie.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps

Then I started mixing pattern papers. I decided to use a stitched rectangle die and cut one pattern for the background and another for the ground. For the ground, I cut a wave in each and discarded the top portions. I adhered the ground patterns on rectangle patterns.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Poppy Stamps


Next, I stamped the sentiment after bending it slightly. I added the moose to each panel with foam tape and then added panels to white card bases. Then I added wood snowflakes!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Poppy Stamps - Moose Crossing
Pattern papers: Echo Park Paper - Season's Greetings
Spectrum Noir Markers
Dies: Gina Marie Designs - Rounded Stitched Rectangle

December 22, 2016

Holiday Stencil & Embossing Paste

Hello!!

It's almost Christmas so I need to share the last of my Christmas cards! This first one I made a few months ago. My mom is into Genealogy and found some relations in Germany. They exchange Christmas cards and she was needing some ideas for this years Christmas card, this was one of the ideas I came up with!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Create A Smile
Last Christmas I think it was I gave her a German Christmas stamp set from Create A Smile. I also got for myself a few other items including the Ornaments stencil. I am entering this into Create A Smile Challenge of the Month - Christmas/Winter.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Create A Smile
I started with a white card base and placed the stencil over it. Then I added some black embossing, scraped off the excess and removed the stencil. I let it dry nice and good (probably overnight to be safe!).
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Create A Smile

Then I applied three colors of Distress Ink, each color highlighting an ornament. Next, I stamped the German Merry Christmas sentiment on a strip of card stock. I cut one end at an angle and added it to the card with foam tape. Last I found some blue, pink and yellow neon sequins that I added to each ornament.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Create A Smile
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Create A Smile - Schone Bescherung
Stencil: Create A Smile - Ornaments
Distress Ink
Seqins

December 21, 2016

Art Impressions Top 10 of 2016

Hello!

This past week the Design Team at Art Impressions are featuring their top ten projects of the year! It was really hard to just pick 10!!! I hope you'll stop by to check out all 10 cards!! Here's one to wet your appetite! And well it's been really, really cold here in Michigan!! :)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana

December 20, 2016

Festive Fun with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils

Hello!

Today I'm sharing a card I made that features Spectrum Noir New ColourBlend Pencils! These are so nice!! They blend beautifully and are so creamy!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started by die cutting a circle from Crafter's Companion's Watercolor card stock. I stamped the image from The Makey Bakey Mice, Festive Fun & Frolics set. Then I used the ColourBlend pencils to color the image. Because I used watercolor card stock I got a nice texture look to the image! I used the following colors: Lemon Grass, Maize, Smoke, Pebble, Yellow Ochre, Spice Brown, Espresso, Bark, Pink Blush, Cranberry, Poppy, Carmine.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next,  I trimmed a snowflake pattern paper from Sara Davies Signature Collection - Festive Wonder. With Antique Linen Distress Ink I inked around the end of the panel. I also lightly inked around the colored circle.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I added the colored circle to the panel with foam tape. From my stash, I found a rusty snowflake, removed the twine that came with it and added it to my card. Then I stamped the sentiment, trimming it to a square and rounding the edges. I added it to the card over the snowflake. Last I adhered the panel to a white card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Makey Bakey Mice - Festive Fun & Frolics
Pattern Paper: Sara Davies Signature Collection - Festive Wonder
Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Diesire: Essential Circles
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils

December 19, 2016

Crafter's Companion Wedding Tutorial

Hello!!

A few days Crafter's Companion had my tutorial on their blog! If you need a wedding card this tutorial is for you! I use Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and Vellum on the background!!

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

Dana

December 18, 2016

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Hello!!

I'm so excited to be part of Taheerah Atchia's Advent Calendar Extravaganza!! It has been so fun seeing all the great projects each day!!


Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah Atchia and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests - each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!

Join in the fun every day at taheerah-atchia.com to see what special surprises await behind the door!

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Honey Bee Stamps is the sponsor today, I didn't have any of their stamps, so I just had to a little shopping!!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Honey Bee Stamps
I started by stamping the bear and two snowmen, along with some hats, ear muffs, and scarfs. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color them all up. I used BG1, BG6, BG7, DR5, DR6, IG1, IG2, JG5, JG6, OR1, OR2. I fussy cut everything and then glued down the hats and scarfs to the bear and snowmen.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Honey Bee Stamps

Next, I used a Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frames die and cut it from black cardstock. I adhere all three images together, making sure they would fit inside the frame. While my adhesive was drying I wrapped some black twine around the frame and tied it in a bow. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Honey Bee Stamps

I found some red and snowflake foiled pattern paper and added it to a white card base. I adhered the frame over the bear and snowmen so it looked like they were a part of the photo frame, then I added it to the card with foam tape. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Honey Bee Stamps

It’s not a party without a prize - and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by Honey Bee Stamps so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post - then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps - Flakey Friends
Spectrum Noir Markers
Die: Simon Says Stamps - Holiday Frames 
Becky Higgins Pocket Kit - Christmas Wishes

December 15, 2016

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Card 2

Hello!

I'm sharing my second card for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I found this super cute image from Darcie's Heart & Home, Yeti to Party, at a scrapbook show this past summer that I knew was perfect for the Winter Coffee Hop!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Darcie's Heart & Home
I started by stamping the bear on watercolor paper and then using my distress markers and water to color. I used Pumice Stone, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Spun Sugar, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple. Then I fussy cut the image and set it aside to dry.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Darcie's Heart & Home

With two circle dies I made a black circle frame and cut some plaid paper for the inside of the frame. From the same paper pad, I picked out the color snowflake pattern and added it to a white card base. Then I added the plaid frame with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Darcie's Heart & Home

I stamped the sentiment on a light pink pattern from the same pad and then wrapped some twine around the tip of the strip. Next, I notched the end and added it to my card at the top left. Last I added the colored image!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Darcie's Heart & Home
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Darcie's Heart & Home - Yeti to Party
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Paper - Holly Jolly Christmas
Distress Markers
Circle Dies

December 14, 2016

2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello!

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

Today, I'm stopping by with my first card for the 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Winter is my favorite season, not just for the snow but for the hot chocolate and hot cider!!



Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Honey Bee Stamps

My card features a stamped and watercolor background, I did this first and was planning on doing something else but as it dried I found these cool foiled die cuts. I started with Honey Bee Stamps Flakey Friends and stamped the hats, scarfs and snowflakes in grey ink. Then I used my Kuretake Watercolors to color the hats and a light blue for the background.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Honey Bee Stamps


While the background was drying I was looking through Becky Higgins Christmas Wishes Pocket Card Kit and found the hot cocoa, mug and snowflake die cuts.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Honey Bee Stamps

I added the background to a white card base and then added the die cuts with foam tape. Last I added a few Neat & Tangled sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps - Flakey Friends
Watercolors; Kuretake
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Winter Wonderland Mix
Becky Higgins - Christmas Wishes Pocket Card Kit

Warm Wishes

Hello !

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today!! Do you have your Christmas shopping done?? I'm done and glad!! More crafty time for me!! Hehehe!!  Well if you happen to find yourself at Michael's make sure you pick up Art Impressions & Hampton Art's Snowman set! The sentiment is for Christmas, but you can still use these images for a winter birthday!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I made two cards with this set, each featuring the two different snowmen in the set! First, I stamped and then die cut them both. Since there is always a chance I could mess something up, I stamp and die cut first before coloring!! To color these cuties I used my Spectrum Noir Markers. I used: DR1, DR6, HB2, HB3, IB2, IB3, IG1, IG3, LG4, LG5, PL4, PL5, PP1.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the background I used a roll of Post-It Note tape and with scissors cut a wave, discarding the top portion. I applied the tape to a white card base, about where I wanted the horizon. Above the tape I used Faded Jeans and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to make the sky. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped and clear embossed the snowflakes. Removed the tape and then stamped the sentiment on each card. Last I just added the snowmen with foam tape!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Hampton Art Snowmen (available at Michael's)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Ink: Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass
Versamark Ink
Clear Embossing Powder

December 9, 2016

Crafter's Companion Merry & Bright Tutorial

Hello!!

I'm on the Crafter's Companion blog today with a Christmas card tutorial! It features some new dies and embossing powder!! 





And make sure you are stopping by CC's blog each day for their Advent Calendar giveaways each day!! There have been some awesome giveaways and you do not want to miss the future ones either!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Dana

December 8, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge #198 - Shake a Little

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #198 - Shake a Little! It's a great little break from Christmas cards and your chance to win some Art Impressions goodies! AI also has a new release to go along with the challenge!! 3 New Mini Shakers!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
My card features the Wheelie Mini Shaker, perfect for that cool guy in your life. I started by stamping the images and using my Spectrum Noir markers to color them. I used: BG6, BG7, CB3, CG2, DG2, EB5, EB6, FS2, FS6, FS9, IG2, LG4, LG5, OR2, OR3, TB4, TB8, TN6.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I used the die to cut the piece that will wobble and fussy cut the larger image out. I added the smaller piece with a small Action Wobbler.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next I trimmed some pattern paper and added it to a white card base. On a strip of darker pattern paper I white embossed the sentiment and then added it to the card. From the same paper I die cut Zoom! twice, this die is included in this set. Last I added the image and wobble to the card!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by Art Impressions blog to play along!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Wheelie Mini Shaker
Mini Action Wobbler
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern paper: Fancy pants - Swagger

December 7, 2016

Vintage Merry Christmas with Art Impressions

Hello!!

Now that Thanksgiving is over it's really time to start thinking about Christmas!! I'm on the Art Impressions blog today featuring the new Christmas Wreath Die and Stamp Set! The included die makes using this stamp a breeze!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the wreath and bow on white card stock, then I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color them both. CG2, DG2, DG3, DR3, DR5. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I placed the outside and inside wreath dies over the image and used some washi tape to hold them in place. I did the same for the bow, running both through my die cutting machine.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From a pattern paper Christmas stack I picked out a vintage pattern and used some Distress Ink Old Paper to ink around the edges. I added the panel to a white card base and then added the wreath with foam tape.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I used Papertrey Ink Banner die with some Kraft card stock. White heat embossed the Merry Christmas sentiment and then added some of the Distress Ink to the banner. This made the Kraft card stock even darker! I added the banner and bow to the wreath and last a few sequins to the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Christmas Wreath Set
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Ink - Old Paper
Pattern Paper: DCWV
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Festive Fall Mix

December 2, 2016

Crafter's Companion Advent Calender

Hello!!

Well, it's December and that means Christmas is right around the corner!! It's also the season for Advent Calender's and Crafter's Companion has a special Advent Calender!! The calendar has a great mix of giveaway's, product specials, tutorials and inspiration, make sure you check out Crafter's Companion blog each day!! Today, I have a tutorial for an easy Christmas Water Color Card set.

My card set features Sara Davies Signature Collection - Traditional Christmas and Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
These cards are easy to replicate and are flat for easy mailing!! Make sure you stop by Crafter's Companion blog to see how I made them!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Dana