July 26, 2017

Too Long to Recover

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a sweet and easy card featuring the new Doggy Kisses stamp set! Some times I just feel like coloring, so I usually pick a set, stamp all the images and color!! The hard part is getting around to making cards with all the images!! LOL!!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
This card was fast and easy because I already had the image colored, it was just about making a card layout for it. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Markers: BP1, CR4, PP1, TN3, TN5, TN7. The image was fussy cut out with a little bit of a white border.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I used some pretty pink pattern paper for the background, trimming it about 1/4 smaller than the card base. Then I trimmed a wide strip of white card stock and stamped the Hope It Won't Take Too Long To Recover sentiment at the bottom middle. 

Before adhering the pattern paper I wrapped black twine several times around the panel. I added the sentiment strip above the twine with double sided tape. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Next, I added the cute doggy to the card above the sentiment with foam tape. Last I scattered 3 black enamel dots around the card.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Doggy Kisses
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Pebbles - Garden Party
Enamel Dots
Twine: May Arts - Black

July 24, 2017

Word Dies & Masked Background

Hello!!

I'm sharing a card I made this weekend for Neat & Tangled Challenge - Masking. I have a few new stamps that I won and I finally got around to creating with them and today's card features one of those sets: N&T's Calathea.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Neat & Tangled
The challenge is masking so I decided to do some masking with a sentiment die that I've had forever but only used the first time for this card! I cut the Thank You die many times from Simon Says Stamp Masking paper and then added them to a panel of watercolor cardstock.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Neat & Tangled

I created the background in two main steps, after adding the masking thank yous I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Ink spray's: Tears on My Pillow Tangerine.  While that was drying I stamped 4 leafs from the Calathea set. Then I fussy cut out each of the leafs for later.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Neat & Tangled
For the second background step I stamped the leafs many times over the masked thank you's I used many different inks for the multi stamped leafs. I inked each row several times, using my MISTI to make sure they stamped in the same place.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Neat & Tangled


I removed the thank you masks and wrapped some black twine around the panel. Then I added 3 of the 4 leafs directly to the card, the 4th was added with foam tape. Over the weekend I played around with some Nuvo Crystal Drops, they were dry when I was making this card so I added a few of the best one's I made. To finish off the card I just added the panel to a card base.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Neat & Tangled - Calathea
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Ripe Avocado, Pine Feather, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, New Leaf. Hero Arts - Forever Green, Field Greens, Green Hills.
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Tears on My Pillow Tangerine Ink Spray
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Pale Gold
Die: Heidi Swapp - Thank You
Masking Paper: Simon Says Stamp


July 19, 2017

Heartfelt Gratitude

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a little watercolor scene I created with Wooden Chair Mini SetWC Sentiments SetWC Cats, and WC Flower Set 2WC Foliage Set 1.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the chair and the flower pot, then the cat. To stamp and color, I used lots of Distress Markers, I'll list them out at the end.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

To color the images I also scribbled the colors on a palette and used a paint brush to color the images. Going back over areas with more color to add depth and shading. As I stamped the flowers and foliage I used water and a paintbrush to get the watercolor look.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I added just a little bit of blue to background for a sky. Then I stamped the Heartfelt Gratitude stamp in brown ink. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle. From my stash, I found some green paper and added it to a white card base. I added the stamped panel with foam tape and last rounded the corners of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Stamping!!

Distress Markers: Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye, Bundled Sage, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Aged Mahogany, Shaded Lilac, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Wilted Violet, Squeezed Lemon.

July 13, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Inking

Hello!!

This is my second post today! Click here for my Art Impressions post! I am also on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with some Inking ideas! I hope you'll stop by, here is a little sneak for you!!


Art Impressions Challenge #212 - Bling, Glitter, or Glossy

Hi there!!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #212!! The challenge is to use some Glitter, Bling or something Glossy or all three!! I went with two of the three!!  There are also 2 NEW Girlfriend stamps too!! My card features the Latte Love set!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with my background using Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock Silver Pack and cuts stripes of the mirror and glitter card stock. The I adhered them to a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped the image and decided to do some paper piecing so I did some stamping on different pattern papers. I fussy cut out the different patterns, then I used Spectrum Noir Markers to color the skin, hair, shoes, and cups. I used AB1, AB2, AB3, AG1, AG3, AG5, BO2, BO3, CR8, EB5, EB6, FS2, FS3, FS6, FS8, FS9, GY1, GY2, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG10, PL2, PL5. I also used a couple Copic markers to get a different skin color: E13, E21.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

When I was done coloring I added my fussy cuts and then fussy cut the whole image. I added the image to the card with foam tape. For a sentiment, stamped it on a strip of white cardstock and then notched each end.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Latte Love
Pattern Paper: Recollections - Boho Bohemiem
Spectrum Noir Markers
Cardstock: Crafter's Companion - Silver Pack

July 12, 2017

Art Impressions Hoop Art

Hello!!

Are you a fan of Art Impressions Watercolor Stamps?? Today, I have a noncard idea!! Use your stamps to create some wall decor with an embroidery hoop!! It's super easy!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with watercolor card stock and the following AI stamps: WC SentimentsWC CatsWC Small ContainersWC Flower. To color the stamps I used Distress Markers. I lost my list of markers I used, but you can see the colors I used in the photo and can customize them to fit your decor!

When I was stamping the cat and container I used AI's stamp positioner. As I stamped the images I would also scribble the marker ink on the palette, using a paintbrush and watercolor to add color and details. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Once everything was dry I placed the inside hoop around the image and lightly traced around the outside of it. Along with this line, I used a bone folder to crease a circle. It's not going to perfect as it's hard to crease in a circle!!! I worked the paper to bend the cardstock at the crease, all the way around the circle. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I cut the paper around the circle leaving about 1/4 between the crease and edge. Then I made cuts all around the circle stopping at the crease. I added double sided tape to the outside of the inside hoop circle. I centered the image on top the hoop and pressed the tabs I cut onto the tape, working my way around the hoop, but also making sure the image stays centered in on the hoop. Last, I added the top hoop, tightening the screw at the top. 

Now you have a pretty handmade decor to add to your wall or give as a gift!!

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Dana


July 11, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN TODAY!

Hello!!

Crafter's Companion is on HSN TODAY!! Tons of great new products to check out!! Today, I'm sharing a card I made with Die'sire Classiques - Doily Corner die. This is just one of several different fancy corner die.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started with a panel of watercolor cardstock and Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers. I pulled out a palette and one at a time scribbled the markers on it, spritz it with water and pressed the panel to the ink. I let each color dry, then added the next color on top. I used Orange, Scarlet, Magenta, and Evergreen.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

When the panel was dry I die cut the corner dies in each corner creating a doily square. Then I added it to an aqua card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
From the aqua cardstock, I used the Happy Birthday circle dies from Sara Davies Signature Birthday Party Collection. I cut it again from black cardstock and adhered the aqua one on top. I also added a few rhinestones around the circle. Last, I just added it on top of the doily with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

July 7, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN July 11th

Hello!

Crafter's Companion is on HSN next week with lots of great new products!! So get your credit card ready!! LOL!! Today, I'm showing a little peek of new Edgeable dies! These are really long dies, great for big cards or even scrapbooks pages. My card features the Thank You Very Much die.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I started with Crafter's Companion watercolor card stock and die cut the sentiment at the top, then folded it. To help the 'Very Much' part stand out I added some teal metallic cardstock under the front of the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I colored a Sheena Douglass Monarch Butterfly stamp with a Spectrum Noir Aqua Marker, Slate. I also used the same color to add a few splatters. While that was drying I stamped another butterfly with the Black marker.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

After the black butterfly was dry I used Rose Pink and Teal to color the butterfly, using the water to blend the two colors together. When it was all dry I fussy cut the butterfly out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I added the butterfly to the card and then to add a little sparkle I found some light blue rhinestones that matched.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Sheena Douglass Monarch Butterfly
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers: Rose Pink, Teal, Slate, Black
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock

July 5, 2017

Udderly Mooovelous

Hello!!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog featuring a card with the new Funny Farm clear stamps Udderly Fantastic! These new stamps are just hilarious and they have the perfect images to go with them! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle and stamped the cute cow with the coffee cup. Then I stamped the Udderly Moovelous sentiment at the top left corner. With my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored her up, using: EB1, EB5, EB6, FS6, FS8, GB8, IG4, TN1, True Black. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I picked out some pattern paper and cut it with a stitched rectangle and then added it to a white card base. I cut two pattern paper strips and added them to the card. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I added the bossy cow panel to the card with foam tape. Last I added a few enamel dots and left it there!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Udderly Fantastic
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Trend Setter
Dies: Gina Marie Designs - Stitched Rectagles

June 30, 2017

LePetite Market and Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils #2

Hello!!

Well, it's the last day of the Coffee Loving Card Makers Summer Blog Hop!! I have one last card to share! It's another card featuring a digi stamp from hop sponsor LePetite Market, this one is from the Hipster set. I used the same summery pattern paper colors I used with my previous Le Petite Market card I shared earlier this week, you can check it out here. I actually printed and colored 3 images, but the third isn't coffee themed so I'll share it next week!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - LePetite Market
I picked a little different pattern papers, but still from the same collection pack and based the colors off them. I colored her with Cream, Peach, Eggshell, Saddle Brown, Pink Blush, Raspberry, Antique Rose, Ivy, Alpine, Lemon, Mustard, Seal Grey.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - LePetite Market

After coloring her I cut her out with a stitched rectangle die. Then I added my paper layers, I started with a grey cardbase and added multi-circle pattern paper about 1/4 smaller then the base. Then I trimmed some pink pattern paper a into a rectangle. Along the bottom I stamped the sentiment from MFT Stay Cool stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - LePetite Market

 After adhering that I added the stamped and colored image rectangle on top with foam tape. To finish it off I added a few black and grey sequins!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - LePetite Market
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Don't forget to get your project linked up!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: LePetite Market - Hipster, My Favorite Things - Stay Cool
Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils
Pattern Paper: Photo Play Paper - Summer Daydreams
Die: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle
Sequins: Lawn Fawn - Lawn Ornaments

June 29, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - Fussy Cutting

Hello!!

This is my second post today! Click here for my Art Impressions post! I am also on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today with some Fussy Cutting ideas!! I hope you'll stop by, here is a little sneak for you!


Thanks!

Dana

Art Impressions Challenge 211 - Create a Background

Hello!!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Create a Background challenge!! AI also has a new release of 4 fun clear stamps, Funny Farm!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
My card features the Udderly Fantastic stamp set! All these sentiments are so funny!! My card started with the background, to created it I placed a stripe stencil over some water color card stock. Then I used a three Papertrey Ink ink pads to color the open areas. I went with the dark color in the middle, then the middle tone on each side and the lightest card at the edges. I watched the amount of water as I didn't want the ink to leak out too much!! When it was all dry (I left the stencil where it was) I used a black pen to trace the open stripes.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the image, I die cut a stitched rectangle and stamped the cow with the coffee up. I used watercolor cardstock and the same ink above along with a few other colors to watercolor the image. In the top left corner, I stamped the sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I added the colored image to the background with foam tape and found a few gems that matched and added them to the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Udderly Fantastic
Stencil: Heidi Swapp Stripes
Die: Gina Marie Designs - Stitched Rectangle
Papertrey Ink ink pads: Hibiscus Burst, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft, Fine Linen


June 28, 2017

Masculine card with Art Impressions

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a masculine card can be tough, but AI has lots of option to help you out! My card today features the Catching Z's Set, perfect for a fishing fan!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the image on white cardstock and the sentiment below it. With my Spectrum Noir Markers, I colored him up! I used: CR8, EB5, EB6, FS4, FS6, FS9, GB1, IG2, IG4, IG6, JG2, JG3, TB3, TB4, TB8.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I fussy cut just around the top part of the image. To a white card base, I added some blue zig zag pattern paper then added the image with foam tape. I just trimmed off the overhang at the bottom and sides. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Super easy card for your favorite guy!! Add a sentiment to the inside for any occasion!!

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Catching Zs
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: DoodleBug Designs - Kraft in Color

June 27, 2017

LePetite Market & Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils

Hello!!

I'm stopping by with another card for the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! So many great projects so far!!! I'm not going to be able to see them all, I have 4 tests this week (yikes) but going to randomly pick projects to visit throughout the week!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - LePetite Market
I was checking out the Sponsors for the list (wow, there is a lot) and I checked out LePetite Market's Etsy shop and holy moly, super cute, adorable images!! So I treated myself to a couple, ok so maybe 4 sets, but seriously I could really buy it all!!! This weekend I made a couple cards with some of the digis, two coffee related and one not so that one I'll share next week!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - LePetite Market

My card today features an image from the Alice in Wonderland, I thought Alice was so cute and unless I told you it was Alice it could be any cute girl with a tea cup!! So great versatility!! I used my Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils to color her, using Cream, Peach, Eggshell, Saddle Brown, Pink Blush, Raspberry, Antique Rose, Lunar Yellow, Lemon, Mustard, Pistachio, Sage.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - LePetite Market

If you are new to digis's I unzipped the file, copied this image and pasted it in Word. Resized the image and printed!! Since this is a Summer hop I picked out some summery pattern paper from Photo Play Paper called Summer Daydreams. I actually printed 3 images and used the pencils to color them all, and I just picked out the colors that matched the papers!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - LePetite Market
When I was done coloring I cut Alice out with a circle die and then added the sun rays pattern paper to a white card base. I cut a strip of the kiwi and strip paper also adding that to my card. For a sentiment, I used Oh, Frappe stamp set by Essentials by Ellen, trimming it to small strip and added it to the card. Last I added the Alice circle with foam tape and rounded the corners!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to link up your summer coffee project!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: LePetite Market - Alice in Wonderland
Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils
Pattern Paper: Photo Play Paper - Summer Daydreams

June 23, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



Hello!!

Today is the day for the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! I can't wait to see all the great summer and coffee themed cards!! My card is a little tongue in cheek, fun card! Last hope I won a gift card and got some new Hero Arts stamps that I really wanted to use sooo....

To-da!!! Coffee and a shark!!! What could be better and more summery!?!?!? :D

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Simon Says Stamp
I started with a panel of watercolor paper, placing a Simon Says Stamp Waves stencil on top. Then with three different Distress Inks, I watercolored in the open spaces of the lower half of the stencil. I controlled the water I used as I didn't want too much bleeding going on.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Simon Says Stamp

While that was drying I found a gray scrap card stock and I stamped the shark head from Hero Arts Killer Messages set on it in gray ink. With my versamark marker, I colored the inside of the mouth and added a little shading. With a white opaque pen, I colored in the teeth!!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Simon Says Stamp

My coffee cup came from Waffle Flower's Bear & Bird stamp set, I colored it with one of the blue Distress Inks. Then I fussy cut it and the sharks head out. I placed both on my panel and when I liked their placement I added them with foam tape.  With Distress Markers, I added the fishing pole and fishing line.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Simon Says Stamp

My sentiment came from My Favorite Things Stay Cool stamp set, I thought it went really well with my shark and coffee card!! I cut a strip of the sentiment and added it across the bottom of the card with foam tape!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Simon Says Stamp
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope everyone has fun for this Summer Coffee Hop, I can't wait for all the inspiration!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Hero Arts - Killer Messages, Waffle Flowers - Bear & Bird, My Favorite Things - Stay Cool
Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Faded Jean, Peacock Feathers
Distress Markers: Hickory Smoke, Gathered Twigs
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp - Waves
Ink: Versafine - Smokey Grey