April 26, 2017

Baseball is Like .....

Hello!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a card featuring one of the new AI People! The Baseball Set is perfect for a baseball lover who is on the mend!! And it dosesn't have to be a guy either! When with a nice pink baseball uniform the player!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the baseball image and using my Spectrum Noir Markers to color her. I used: CR4, CR6, DR6, EB1, EB2, EB6, EB5, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG10 and the Blender. When I am coloring white I use a little bit of the light grays and the blender to blend them out to the white of the cardstock.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For a background, I found some patterned black and gray paper from Doodlebug and adhered it to a white card base. I stamped the sentiment on a strip of white card stock and adhered that across the card.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

After fussy cutting the image, I added it with foam tape and last added a few pink and gray enamel dots!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Baseball Set
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Doodlebug
Enamel Dots: Recollections

April 20, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge #206 - Make it Mini!

Hello!!

Well, I goofed up! Totally didn't think that today was Thursday and that I had plenty of time to work on my AI Challenge post! Wrong!! LOL!! I'm sorry if you stopped by and found very empty post! Let's try this again!!

It's the second week of AI Challenge #206 - Make It Mini! And it's to help celebrate the 5 New Mini Tryfolds!! And they are adorable!! My card today features the Everything Wonderful set!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

To start I stamped the three images on white card base and used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers to color them. I used: AB1, AB3, AP1, AP3, BG2, BG6, EB7, GB2, BG4, BG7, BG9, LG3, LG4, IG2, IG6. Then I used sharp scissors to fussy cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Next I picked out some pattern papers and planned which ones I would use for each image. In the end I used some pattern paper for the first two images. To make things easier I first used the little dies that come with the set to cut out the openings for the first two images.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I added the pattern paper to the card base, all the Tryfolds come with instructions and followed them to create my cardbase. Then starting with the first and largest image I adhered it to the front of the card. Then with the die cut out the inside oft he present. I did the same thing for the second image on the next flap. For the 3rd image I added the cup cake and stamped the sentiment below it.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you will play along with us and make your own Mini creation!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps; Art Impressions - Everything Wonderful
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Pattern Paper: Memories Captured

April 19, 2017

Find Me Irresistible

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card featuring one of the new AI People stamps, Irresistible Set. These new AI People are so funny!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I stamped the image on white card stock and used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it. if you happen to use SN Markers too, I would suggest using Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Cardstock, it really works the best with SN Markers! The colors I used are as follows: CR4, CR6, CR10, EB5, EB6, FS4, FS6, FS9, GB1, GB4, GT2, GT3, IG2, IG4, IG6, PP5, TB1, Blender. After coloring I fussy cut the image out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I picked out some fancy pattern paper that I thought would look kind of like wallpaper and added the yellow pattern to a white card base. To break up all that yellow I added the pattern paper strips across the card. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Then I stamped the sentiment and trimmed it down to a rectangle. I added the sentiment and image to the card with foam tape.  With the busy pattern paper, I decided not to add enamel dots or sequins! A little hard for me to do!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by! 

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Irresistible Set
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Paper - Petticoats & Pinstripes

April 13, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - Alphabet Stickers

Hello!!

I'm popping in really quick to let you know that I am on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today! My post features a few ways to use or make your own Alphabet Stickers! I hope you will stop by and check it out!

Here is a little sneak peek!!


Dana




April 12, 2017

More Cards with Art Impressions & Therm-o-web

Hello !

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with two cards featuring not only AI stamps but Therm-O-Web foils! I had wanted to get these cards completed in addition to last weeks card but I thought it would take me longer to complete them.

So, in our little Therm-O-Web package I received some liquid Mixed Media Adhesive, not your traditional foil adhesvie but I really wanted to use it so I did a little test and it worked!

For my card below I placed My Favorite Things Scattered Bars Stencil over a white panel. Then with the adhesive I drew lines along each of the chevron bars. I didn't fill each bar with the adesive, just used them as a guide to draw a line. Since this worked well, in the future I want to see what would happen if I did fill the bars or the areas open in a stencil.  But anyway, after doing the lines I lifted the stencil and let the panel dry. Beacuse I used glue I immediatly washed the stencil.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

While the adhesive was drying I stamped the Twins stamp and used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color her. I used: EB1, EB2, EB6, EB5, FS3, FS6, FS9, HB2, HB3, LV2. Then I fussy cut her out. On a black strip of card stock I stamped and white embossed the Thinking of You from the WC Sentiments set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

When my glue was dry, for me it was the next day. I placed some Amethyst Watercolor Deco Foil over the panel. With an embossing tool (it basically has a small metal ball at the end) I rubbed the foil over the raised glue lines. The foil transfered niceley, but I new that it would take me forever to rub all these lines! So, I ended up setting it aside to work on other projects. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Later, when I went back to it and I was rubbing away and I happened to spot my die cutting machine and the light bulb went off!! I ran the pane with the foil through my machine, just like I was die cutting something but with the die. And it WORKED!!! It didn;t even really flatten the glue, but the foil stuck and I just peeled off the foil!! Now that I know it will not take forever to rub the foil I'm deffiently doing this again!!

I had the left over foil and thought it was a still cool pattern so I made another card with it! I just used the Easy Cut Adhesive sheet to add the foil to one side of the sheet and then peeling off the second release paper added it to a white card base! Easy peasy!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I pulled out my Birthday Woot stamp set, stamped it on white card stock and colored it with my Spectrum Noir Markers. i used: EB1, EB2, EB5, EB6, HB2, HB3, LG3, LG5, OR2, OR3. With sharp scissors I fussy cut her out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

On a strip of white card stock I stamped the sentiment and added it and the owl with foam tape. Last I added a few green pearls to the background.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana

April 6, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge #205 - Wish You Felt Better

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Wish You Felt Better Challenge #205. The Challenge is simple, just use felt on your project!! AI is also releasing some NEW AI People stamps, perfect for someone on the mend!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
My card features the Baseball set! And nothing better then a felt baseball for my card!! I just used a circle die to cut some white felt and then used some red floss to stitch baseball like stitching.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I stamped the Baseball lady on white card stock and used my Spectrum Noir markers to color her. I used: CR7, CR11, FS3, FS3, GB1, GB2, GB7, GB9, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG10, True Black. Then I used some sharp scissors and fussy cut her out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For a background I found a nice black and white strip pattern paper and adhered it to a white card base. I stamped the sentiment on a white strip and added it to the card. With liquid glue I applied the felt baseball and then added the fussy cut baseball lady!

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

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions - Baseball Set
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: We R Memory Keepers - Chalkboard
White felt
Red Floss DMC #817

April 5, 2017

Art Impressions & Therm-O-Web

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today here with some Easter inspiration using some awesome Therm-O-Web products!! My card features this year's new Easter Blessings stamp set, Amethyst Watercolor Deco Foil, iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive Sheet and 3D White Foam Sticky Strips.



Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art impressions & Thermoweb
I started with the Easy Cut Adhesive Sheet and the Deco Foil. I already had a die picked out and cut the Adhesive Sheet a little bit bigger than the die, then peeling off one side of the release paper. Then I added the Deco Foil, silver side down and ran it through my die cutting machine.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art impressions & Thermoweb

I set aside the die cut and stamped the cute little bunny with the tulip on some white cardstock. With my Spectrum Noir Markers, I colored him (or her) up! I used CG3, CR5, CR6, DG2, EB1, EB2, FS6, GB8, HB1, HB2, HB3, IG2, LG3, LG5, LV3, PL1, PL2.

Next, I stamped the Easter Blessings sentiment and then trimmed the panel to a strip and fussy cutting out the top part of the bunny and flower. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art impressions & Thermoweb
When I played with the layout of the die cut on a card base there was too much extra space, so I trimmed down the card base. The card roughly measures 4.25 x 4 inches. To apply the die cut I just removed the second release paper and added it to the card, jus love the metallic shine! With the 3D Foam Strips, I added the bunny and sentiment strip along the bottom.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure you have entered and checked out the Therm-O-Web's blog for more inspiration!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Easter Blessings
Spectrum Noir Markers
Therm-O-Web: Amethyst Watercolor Deco Foil, 3D Foam Strips, Easy Cut Adhesive.

March 30, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - Beautiful Borders

Hello!!

I'm popping in really quick to let you know that I am on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today! My post features a few ways to use or make some beautiful borders! I hope you will stop by and check it out!!

Here is a little sneak peek!!





Dana










March 29, 2017

Faux One Layer Card with Art Impressions

Hiya!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a one layer circle card! Ok, technically it's not one layer as my card base and colored image are actually two pieces! BUT,  I wanted to hide the back side of the coloring panel, you really don't want your recipient to see it when they open the card, do you?!?! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
To create a circle card I first cut a circle from white cardstock. Then I scored some white card stock and placed the circle die on top. The die is just a tiny bit above the scored top, this will create the fold.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped the little floating dog from Reel Great Guys stamp set. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers to color him. I used AB1, AB2, AP1, AP2, BG2, BG2, BT1, CR11, EB1, EB2, EB4.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I stamped the gone fishing just above the dog and then adhered the circle to the circle card base. To make the card stand I just trimmed a little bit from the bottom. Otherwise, I kept it pretty simple, figured this would be perfect for a guy and they don't need a lot of sparkle or embellishments!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Reel Great Guys
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Spellbinders Circle Die

March 28, 2017

Thanks A Latte!

Hello!

I made an extra card for the Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop!! There is still time to play along so make sure to link up your Spring Coffee Themed card!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Altenew & Simon Says Stamp & Essentials by Ellen
For this card I used a few different stamp sets. I started with the mug from Simon Says Stamp What's Brewing stamp set and I stamped it many times on white card stock. Then I pulled several of the flower and leaves stamps from Altenew's Adore You set. I stamped the flowers and leaves randomly all over the white mugs, I did make a mask for the top of the mug so I would stamp flowers on the inside of the mug.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Altenew & Simon Says Stamp & Essentials by Ellen
Next I fussy cut out all the mugs and then laid them on a white card base. When I was happy with the arrangement I used some liquid adhesive to glue them down. Once they were try I trimmed off any parts that hung over the edge. I also used some of those extra pieces to add a few more mugs around some of the big plank spaces still left.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Altenew & Simon Says Stamp & Essentials by Ellen

I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the flowers. For the leaves I used LG3, LG5. For the flowers I used the Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers AP1, AP2, BO1, BO2, DP1, DP2, VB1, VB2.  I did some loose coloring leaving some white edges on the leaves and flowers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Altenew & Simon Says Stamp & Essentials by Ellen

For a sentiment I used the Thanks a Latte from Essentials by Ellen, Oh, Frappe stamp set. I trimmed the sentiment to a strip and added it across my card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Altenew & Simon Says Stamp & Essentials by Ellen
Thanks for stopping by!! I'm doing my best to make it through the hop and comment, but now sure I'll make it! So many have already linked up!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Essentials by Ellen - Oh, Frappe, Altenew - Adore You, Simon Says Stamp - Whats Brewing
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers



March 27, 2017

Mixing Pattern Paper Collection

Hello!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for Photo Play Paper Mix/Match Challenge. I almost forgot to post my card, the deadline is tomorrow, so if you want to play along you better hurry!! You can check out their Facebook page for the details!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Photo Play Paper & Jillibean Soup
I wanted to play along because it gave me a good excuse to use the Summer Daydreams collection I got somewhat recently, LOL!! I also used the Paper Dolls collection. After checking out both collections to come up with a way to use them together I decided to use Jillibean Soup stamp set (sorry it doesn't have a name) with a super adorable whale!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Photo Play Paper & Jillibean Soup

To start I used a cool scallop border pattern paper from Paper Dolls and die cut it with a stitched rectangle. Then I adhered it directly to a white card base and rounded the card bases' corners.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Photo Play Paper & Jillibean Soup

I stamped the cute whale on the water pattern paper from Summer Daydreams and then fussy cut it out. From the same collection, I found a couple bubble stickers. I added the whale and bubbles to the card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Photo Play Paper & Jillibean Soup

From the Jilliean set, I stamped the Sea You Soon! in between the scallops. And last added a small flower sticker from Paper Dolls to the whale, making the whale a girl!! LOL!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'll be back tomorrow with a bonus card I made for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Jillibean Soup
Pattern Paper: Photo Play Paper Collections: Summer Daydreams, Paper Dolls
Die: Gina Marie Designs: Stitiched Rectangle


March 24, 2017

2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello!!

Welcome to the start of the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Just a little hop for those Coffee/Tea/Cocoa lovers and Papercrafters (ok so it's really more like a big hop, but you get the idea!!) :)

If you are just stopping by my blog make sure you start at The Coffee Lovers Blog! You can link up your SPRING Coffee/Tea/Cocoa project and leave comments for your chance to win great prizes!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower
I started my card with Waffle Flowers Bear & Bird stamp set, and if you follow the WF blog or Instagram you have seen Nina's loose coloring with Copic markers. I really like the looked and figured it was time to give it a try!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower

First, I stamped the images, placing the bear & bird in the middle and the long flower clusters at each side. On a scrap paper, I stamped one of the round flower clusters and the small coffee cup. Then I picked out 'spring' colors for my loose coloring. I kept the colors simple, a light and a dark, using my Spectrum Noir Markers: EB1, EB2, EB7, GB3, HB1, HB2, LG3, LG5, LY1, LY3, PP1, PP2, TB1, TB4.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower

When my coloring was done I cut out the bear & flowers with a large circle die. I fussy cut out the flower cluster and coffee cup. I used a craft knife to cut the just the bear arms, then I was able to insert the coffee cup between the bear's hands.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower

I added the flower cluster above the bear with foam tape and stamped the You Are Beary Special sentiment on a small die cut circle. Then I adhered some pretty pink and doily pattern paper to a white card base. I added the stamped circles with foam tape and last rounded all the corners.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will play along with us, I look forward to seeing all your Spring Coffee Cards!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Waffle Flower - Bear & Bird
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Pebbles - Garden Party
Spellbinders Circle Dies

March 23, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge #204 - Spring-y Cards

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #204, Spring-y Cards! AI is also releasing several more new Mini Watercolor sets, you can see them all here!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For my little circle card, I used the WC Cats, Sentiments, Flower Set 2, Foilage Set 1, and Small Container. Aren;t these cats so cute?

I started by die cutting a white card base with a circle die. Then I cut a smaller circle from some tiny triangle pattern paper and an even smaller circle from watercolor cardstock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


On the watercolor circle, I stamped the pots, cats, and flowers. I used the following distress markers: Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry, Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss, Riped Persimmon, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Next, I die cut a small banner and stamped the Happiness Grows sentiment. I added the pattern paper circle to the circle card base and then added the stamped circle with foam tape. Below I added the sentiment banner.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - WC Cats, Sentiments, Flower Set 2, Foilage Set 1, and Small Container
Distress Markers
Pattern paper: Pink Paislee - Take Me Away

March 22, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN Today!

Hello!

This is my second post today, click here for my Art Impressions post!

Crafter's Companion is on HSN today, featuring a a lot of great products, one of them are the Create A Card Bases! My card features the Emma card base and Sheena Douglass Wild Rose Briar stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I first cut the biggest card base from brown cardstock and then a smaller on from CC watercolor card stock. Then I stamped the leaves all over the watercolor panel. On a small watercolor piece I stamped the big and small flower three times each. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to color the leaves and flowers. I used Leaf Green, Blossom, Peach, and Moss. When the flowers were dry I fussy cut them out an then adhered the smaller ones on top of the bigger flowers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Next, I adhered the leaf panel to the card base and then adhered the flowers. For a little bit of sparkle I added big gems to the flower centers and scattered smaller gems around the card.

Thanks for stopping by! If you need some new crafty goodies stop by HSN!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Sheena Douglass - Perfect Partners, Wild Rose Briar
Die: Create a Card - Emma Cardbase
Spectrum Noir Markers - Peach, Moss, Leaf Green, Blossom
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock
Jolee's Boutique Gems