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

June 21, 2017

Exhausting Being This Fabulous

Hello!!!

Well, it's starting to get warm and feel like summer so I figured it's time for a summer card!! AI has several clear sets that were available at Micheals and now available at artimpressions.com! My card today uses Beach Babes!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the three ladies image on some white card stock and used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it. The majority of these colors are the newest colors available! I used: AP1, AP2, AP3, BO1, BO2, BO3, DP1, DP2, DP3, GY1, GY2, GY3, MB1, MB3, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6. I used a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die to cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For a beachy feel, I found some pretty sand and shell pattern paper and added it to a white card base. For the sentiment, I die cut a smaller rectangle and stamped it at the bottom. I adhered it to the back of the ladies so you could just see the sentiment below them. Then I added it directly to the card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I got the pattern paper from a paper pack collection and inside was also a sticker sheet, which I found an anchor sticker. Since I didn;t need it to be an actual sticker I added some baby powder to the back so it wouldn't be sticky. I added a little twine to the anchor and from my stash, I found a wooden circle anchor. I added both to the corner of the ladies rectangle.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Beach Babes
Spectrum Noir Markers
Carta Bella - Ahoy There Collection Pack
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

June 15, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Baker's Twine

Hello!!

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

I am on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today with some ideas for using Baker's Twine! I hope you will stop by and check it out!! Here is a little sneak peek for you!


Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #210 Let's Distress

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #210 Let's Distress! Along with the challenge, there is a new release of Windows to the World and a new Frame Die!! I have two projects today, one featuring the frame die and new Window and another that follows the Let's Distress challenge using one Distress Marker.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
The frames are really easy to use, just die cut, fold, and adhere the tabs! You want to use double sided pattern paper as you will see both sides. For the Window frame, I just stamped the cat window and colored it with my Spectrum Noir Markers. Trim it and adhere the frame over it show you can see the image. Really very easy!! The die even comes with a little stand that you adhere to the back, it folds flat for gift giving!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the other project, I stamped some of the new Watercolor stamp sets all with the Black Soot Distress Marker. I went with a black and white theme, using just that marker to watercolor. I cut the frame from black cardstock and then added a white ribbon to the back to make it an ornament/decor! Perfect for any cat lover!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stop by, break out your favorite distress products and play along with us!!

Dana

June 14, 2017

Paper Piecing with Art Impressions

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! Father's day is right around the corner and today's card is perfect if you need a quick card at the last minute. I used FDMD Set, Gordon Golf Set with a little paper piecing.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I stamped Gordon on a white card base and on a piece of white cardstock. Then I stamped it a third time on some different pattern paper from some DoodleBug Designs pattern papers. I fussy cut out his shirt and pants. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

With my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored everything else. I used BT5, BT6, EB5, EB6, FS2, FS6, FS9, IG2, IG4, IG6. Then I fussy cut out Gordon. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I added him to the card with foam tape and with a gray marker I added a little bit of ground for Gordon to stand on. Last I stamped the #bestdadever sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Gordon Golfer
Spectrum Noir Markers
Doodlebug Designs Pattern Paper

June 7, 2017

Art Impressions Bug Buster

Hello!

I can't believe it's June already!! Of course with June comes Father's day and I start thinking about all the manly cards I should make!! Today I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a fairly easy but interesting card to share. Sometimes after coloring your image you just want to make a card without getting bogged down with some technique heavy!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started with the Bug Buster stamp set, this is a perfect set to have on hand, could easily be a father's day card or a birthday card!! I stamped the image on white cardstock and then used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it up! I used EB6, FS4, FS6, FS9, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG10, TB3, TB4, TB8, TB9, True Black. Then I used sharp scissors and fussy cut him out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


From a strip of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in black ink. Then I made a white card base. From my paper stash, I found a white wood grain and added it to the card. From the same stack, I found some blue polka dot pattern that matched. To make it interesting I added the sheet with one corner pointing down at about the middle of the card. Super duper easy, but adds a little interest being at an angle and having two patterns!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the sentiment strip across the card with foam tape and then added the image on top, also with foam tape. Since this is a more manly card I left off any embellishments!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Bug Buster
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: DoodleBug Design - Kraft in Color

June 1, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge #209 White Space is Nice Space

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions #209 White Space is Nice Space Challenge, plenty of time to still play along! AI also has two new clear stamps sets available at Micheals! My card features the Our Big Birthday Wishes set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started by stamping the big image and used my Spectrum Noir markers to color it. I used: AB1, AB2, AB3, AG1, AG2, AG3, BG9, BG9, BG10, BO1, BO2, BO3, CR7, DP2, DP3, DP4, GY1, GY2, GY3, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, MB1, MB2, MB3, MG3, MG5. Then I fussy cut the image out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Since the challenge is White Space I couldn't add any pattern paper, so after some thinking I decided to do a white on white. First I stamped the sentiment on a white card base I placed a stencil over the base and pressed some versamark ink into the spaces of the stencil. I wanted a rough/nonperfect edge so I didn;t ink all the way to the edge, I also inked around the sentiment. Then I added white embossing and melted it with a heat tool.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Last I added the stamped image with foam tape. I decided against adding anything, instead letting the image and background take the stage!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you will play along with us!!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions - Our Big Birthday Wishes (available at Micheals)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Stencil: Sweet Stamps - Checker Flower
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts -White