September 15, 2017

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello!

It's time for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hophttp://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/2017/09/2017-fall-coffee-lovers-blog-hop/!! Yay!!! It's been a touch warm the past day or two, but it was feeling very fall like before that!! I'm ready for the fall!! Make sure you link up your coffee card on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co

A new sponsor not only generously included a prize for the hop but also a coffee stamp set for the Design Team!! You can check out the But First Coffee set on their website!! Or buy it on scrapbook.com

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co

This is a fabulous coffee set, it has two coffee images and five coffee themed sentiments, along with a tiny coffee bean image and a row dots! I'm going to be using it a lot!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co
I decided to create cute card set, perfect to give as a gift!! I started with 3.5 x 5-inch card bases from Kraft cardstock, my card set includes 5 cards so everything I did 5 times!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co

Next, I pulled out Fancy Pants Happy Go Lucky pattern paper pad and selected 5 different patterns that all went together. I trimmed each pattern so they were about 1/4 inches smaller than my card bases. With a circle dies, I cut 5 kraft circles.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co
Then, with brown ink, I stamped the coffee cup from the set (using my MISTI to make stamping them a lot easier!!) With sharp scissors I fussy cut them all out leaving a small white border around them.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co
To help decorate the cups I found that the small leaf from the Waffle Flowers Give Thanks stamp set was the perfect size. I die cut the leafs out and then stamped them with PTI's Ripe Avocado ink. With some twine, I tied tiny little bows and adhered them to the stems of the leafs. Then with foam adhesive, I added each leaf to each of the coffee cups, then adhered the cups to the Kraft circles.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co
With the help of my MISTI, I stamped each of the sentiments on the different pattern paper panels. The MISTI helped so I could stamp multiple times on the more busier patterns! Then I just adhered the panels to each of the Kraft card bases!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Don't forget link up your FALL inspired coffee card!!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co - But First Coffee. Waffle Flowers - Give Thanks
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Ripe Avacado
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Happy Go Lucky
Hemptique twine

September 13, 2017

Latte Love with Art Impressions

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions today! Fall is around the corner and the new Girlfriend set Latte Love is perfect for fall and winter!! I went with fun colors because fall doesn't mean that you have to go with dark colors!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started by stamping the image on white cardstock and then using my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it. I used: BG3, BG6, BG10, BP1, BT3, BT4, BT5, CR1, CR3, CR4, CT1, CT4, DR1, DR6, DR7, EB5, EB6, GT2, GT3, JG4, OR1, OR4, PP2, PP4, PP5, PP6, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN5, TN7.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I fussy cut out the image leaving a small white border. For the sentiment, I stamped it on a strip of white cardstock. Then I cut some pattern paper from Pink Paislee's Take Me Away with a stitched rectangle. With adhesive I added the sentiment to the pattern paper panel, trimming off the over hang.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

To spice up the card a bit I added the rectangle at quite an angled. All but one corner were over the card edges, those got trimmed off. Last I just added the image with foam tape.

Happy Stamping!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Latte Love
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Pattern: Pink Paislee - Take Me Away
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Die

September 7, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Markers

Hello!!

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


Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #216 - Off Kilter

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #216! The challenge is to have something Off Kilter! AI also has a new Halloween release! Lots of great new Halloween stamps!! My card features the Happy Haunting stamp set!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I decided to go Off Kilter with my pattern papers! I picked out a few different patterns and cut them into 2-inch strips. Then I layered them over a card base, just so I would know that they all covered the card base okay. With liquid adhesive, I added glue to parts that over hanged other patterns, this way all the strips adhered to each other.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I set it aside to dry and then stamped the adorable owls from the Happy Haunting set. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color them! I used DG3, DP2, DP4, DP4, EB1, EB2, EB6, IG6, IG8, IG10, MB1, MB3, MB4, RB1, RB2, RB3. With sharp scissors, I fussy cut out the owls.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

When the pattern papers were dry I adhered the off kilter patterns to a white card base, let that dry and then trimmed off the over hang. From white cardstock, I die cut a banner and stamped the Happy Haunting sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the banner and the owls to the card with foam tape. The card needed a little something so added a few orange, clear and black rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by and play along with us!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Happy Haunting
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Authentique - Thrilling

September 6, 2017

Art Impressions & Marvy Product Swap!

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today and this week we are doing a product swap with Marvy and I have not one, but two cards to share with you today!! I paired a bunch of Marvy products with AI's Udderly Fantastic stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions



I started by using the Easy Chalkboard Marker on heavy cardstock and on a think chipboard like material. This pen is amazing, basically, make a chalkboard out of anything!! I just used it on paper but I can imagine it would be awesome on other materials, too!! I did two layers on the heavy card stock and chipboard and both held up wonderfully!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

When it was all dry, I die cut the chalkboard paper with a stitched rectangle, then placed a Heidi Swapp stencil over the panel. With Bistro Chisel Chalk Marker set I basically used the stencil as a guide to make my circles. I set the panel aside to dry.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped the jumping cow twice, since I am making two cards. To color the cow I used Marvy's Le Pluma markers, they are permanent alchohol based ink and I was impressed on how well these colors blended! I used OR823, OR821, OR822, OR820, R810, 812. For the spots, I used my Spectrum Noir markers, GY2, GY5 and for the skirt, I used IG5, IG6, IG8. I also used the chalk markers on the ballons, hat and skirt trim to help tie it in with the background. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For this card, I used the Bistro Chalk Marker Broad Tip markers. I actually made this background first. I found that I used to much chalk ink and it would leak under the stencil. I still liked to look, less perfect can be nice too! I used the Minz Pointz Circles from The Crafter's Workshop.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For both cards, I die cut a whtie circle and added it to each panel. I also die cut two banners and stamped the sentiments. I added the banners and the images with foam tape. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Since my backgrounds are made with chalk markers and can be easily scraped off I would suggest using a clear scealer like modge podge or similar. I don't have any at hand so I can't give it try, but I would think that would keep the chalk in place!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Dana

August 31, 2017

New Spectrum Noir Marker Colors

Hello!

I'm sharing an easy card that's all about the coloring!! In fact, the majority of the colors are new Spectrum Noir Marker colors!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started by stamping the image from Crafter's Companion Sheena Douglass Groovin 60's Just Truckin Stamp Set. Then I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color it, I used: AP1, AP3, BO2, BO3, BO4, DP1, DP2, DP3, DP4, EB5, EB6, FS3, FS9, GY1, GY2, PV4, RB1, RB2, VB1, VB2, VB3, YG1, YG2, YG3. When I was done I trimmed the panel down.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I pulled out some gray cardstock to make a card base, then trimmed some purple cardstock about 1/4 inches shorter than the card base. Next, I adhered the colored panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

For a sentiment, I stamped the Live It Up from the RPM stamp set. I trimmed it down to a small rectangle and then adhered it to the card with foam tape.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I kept everything clean and simple so the image and coloring are the stars of the show! Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Sheena Douglass Groovin' 60s - RPM, Just Truckin'
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern paper: Echo Park Paper Co - Homespun

August 30, 2017

On the Bright Side

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today I have a card that features the new Doggy Kisses clear stamp set! If you or your recipient loves dogs you're going to want this set!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started by stamping the dog with the cone image on the white card base, then using my Spectrum Noir Markers. I used: EB5, EB6, IG1, IG2, IG4. Then I fussy cut the dog out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From some pattern paper, I picked out a pattern and added it to a white card base. From a lighter pattern (it pretty much looks white in the photo!) I used a stitched rectangle die and then stamped the sentiment at the top left corner. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the rectangle to the card and then cut a strip of different pattern paper and added it to the card. Then I added the dog with foam tape and lastly added a few black enamel dogs.

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

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Doggy Kisses
Pattern Paper - Glitz - Dapper Dan
Spectrum Noir Markers
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles

August 24, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Layering Product

Hello!

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


Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #215 - Orange & Purple

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #215! The challenge is to use Orange & Purple! Art Impressions also has new Halloween wood stamps now available at Hobby Lobby!! I have two cards to share, both featuring the Halloween word stamp.


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I first made the above card, but ended up not using a lot of orange or purple so I made a second card (keep scrolling for that card!) To make the background I placed a white card base on a lined mat, making sure the card was straight. With a straight scrap piece of paper I lined it up to lines on the mat, then lined up the edge of the wood stamp to the scrap paper, then stamped. This way I was able to stamp my rows and keep them all straight!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From my stash I used some chipboard hearts and circle alpha hearts for this card. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the Halloween.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For the second card I used more orange and purple papers and kept my stamping simple. I found a cool detailed corner die from my mom's stash (i'm home for a brief summer break, and its almost over!! :( ugh!!!). More circle alpha's, because that's the only alpha that my mom had and matched!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For a little sparkle I added Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to the open spaces of the die. I kept the stamped Halloween uncolored since the rest of the card was so colorful and layered.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure you stop by and play along with the Art Impressions Orange & Purple challenge!!

Dana

August 23, 2017

It's Your Day

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a fun and clean card for you! It's not really simple because it's a lot of paper piecing but definitely a fun card!! 

I started by stamping the Party Girls Set on a white panel. Then I stamped the image many more times on different pattern paper from Me and My Minds Eye Hooray paper pad. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
With sharp scissors, I fussy cut the ladies tops, bottoms and balloons. Then with a black marker, I colored the edges of all the fussy cutting.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

With my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored the ladies skin, shoes, and hair, oh and the confetti! I just matched the colors to the pattern paper. I used CR8, DR4, DR7, EB5, EB6, FS3, FS4, FS6, GY1, IG10, JG5, PP2, TN7, TN8.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

After coloring, I used a liquid adhesive to adhere the paper pieced clothing and balloons. Liquid because I can move the paper around to line everything up correctly. Last I stamped the sentiment below the ladies and adhered the panel to a white card base. If you do this directly on a card base the coloring will show on the reverse side, to hide this I do all my stamping and coloring on a panel that gets's adhered to the card base!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Party Girls
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye - Hooray!
Spectrum Noir Markers

August 16, 2017

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!!! It's a 24 hour craft all day on HSN with several full Crafter's Companion hours! Here is the planned schedule:



Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
There are a ton of new CC products on HSN today! I'm featuring a couple of the new Sheena Douglass Christmas stamps: Festive Greetings and Christmas Snowdrops. I paired these stamps with the Snow Flurry embossing powder from Sara Davies Signature Collection, Festive Wonder.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I started by stamping the gorgeous rose cluster from Festive Greetings on CC's then using my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it. I used: BO2, BO3, BO4, CG3, DG4, DR7, EB6, JG1, JG4, MG2, MG3, MG5, YG1, YG2, YG3. Then I fussy cut it out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Snowdrops set on a strip of white card stock. With a white card base, I ran the Snow Flurry embossing folder through my die cutting machine.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

With Tea Dye Distress Ink I lightly inked the snowflakes with the ink. I adhered the sentiment strip to the card base and then the flowers on top.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure you check out HSN, there are some seriously amazing new products to see!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Sheena Douglass Christmas Snowdrops, Festive Greetings - Available at HSN
Spectrum Noir Markers
Embossing Folder: Sara Davies Signature Collection - Festive Wonder: Snow Flurry
Distress Ink: Tea Dye

You Rule with Art Impressions

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! It's Back to School time of year, whether it's grade school, high school or college, lots of students are going back to school soon! (I'm one of them! But my first day isn't until August 28th! I had classes over the summer that ended this past week so I am now enjoying my 2-week summer vacation!!)

AI's Teacher Rule clear set is the perfect Back to School stamp set! Send a note to a new or experienced teacher! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started with some red pattern paper and a ruler stencil by Tim Holtz. I used Black Soot Distress Ink to ink two rulers. I had originally inked four rulers across a panel, but as I put my card together decided to trim the panel so the white card base would show. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped the standing teacher and then colored her with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I used BP1, BT3, BT4, BT5, CR7, CR11, EB5, EB6, GT2, GT3, JG4, TN3, TN5, TN7, PP2, PP4, PP5, PP6. Then I fussy cut her out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the two stenciled rulers to the left side of a white card base and then stamped the You Rule sentiment at the top right corner. With foam tape, I added the teacher.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

This stamp set is also good during the school year and at the end of the school year. Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Teachers Rule
Spectrum Noir Markers
Stencil: Tim Holtz