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

I'm Silently Correcting...

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card featuring the NEW Teachers Rule Stamp Set! This set is so so awesome! I love all the sentiments, they are spot on!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the sitting teacher on white cardstock and then used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color her up. I used: BG3, BG6, BG10, BT3, BT4, BT5, CR7, CR11, CT1, CT4, DR1, DR6, DR7, EB5, EB6, GB8, OR1. Then I fussy cut her out leaving a small white border.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I found some pattern paper that has office type forms and added it to a white card base. From white cardstock, I die cut a circle and added it to the card. With foam tape, I added the colored image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For a sentiment I stamped the I'm Silently Correcting Your Grammer on a strip of card stock. I trimmed it down a little and notched one end. The nonnotched end is tucked under the image and-and adhered with foam dots. Last I added a few cork dots that I found in my stash.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions - Teacher's Rule
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spellbinders Circle Die
Pattern Paper: Pink Paislee - Take Me Away
Recollections Cork Dots

March 16, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - DIY Stamping

Hello!!

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

Here is a little sneak peek!


Dana

March 15, 2017

Easter Blessings

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today and Easter is fast approaching and Art Impressions has a new Easter Blessings set that is perfect for your Easter cardmaking! When I got this set I stamped all them images and colored them together. Then over time made the cards with each image. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For this cute bunny holding an Easter egg, I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color him. I used CR5, CR6, CT4, EB1, EB2, FS6, GB5, GB8, HB2, HB3, LG4, LG4, LV3, TB3, TB4. After coloring I fussy cut the bunny. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I pulled out an old Doodlebug Easter sticker sheet and decided to use some of the flowers from the sheet. From my stash, I found some green washi tape and I added it across a white card base. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

With foam tape, I added the bunny and flowers. I also stamped the Easter Blessings, trimmed it to a rectangle and added it to the card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Easter Blessings
Spectrum Noir Markers
Old Doodlebug Easter Sticker Sheet

March 9, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge 203 - Let's Watercolor

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge 203 - Let's Watercolor. There are new Watercolor Stamps for 2017 and the DT are showing off the new stamps, but you can still play along just do some watercolor!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started my card by cutting a panel of watercolor card stock. Then I pulled out my Distress Markers (colors used are at the end of the post) and these AI Watercolor sets: Wooden Chair Mini Set, WC Flower Set 2 and WC Foilage Set 2.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Now, I'm not the greatest at water coloring, BUT practice helps!! So don't be discouraged!! And watercolor is very forgiving!! When I do chairs, or pots and other objects I like to color the stamp with my Distress Marker, stamp it and then give it a couple minutes to dry. Then I pull the color out with a little bit of water, also adding more color with the marker. I find that this helps keep the detailed lines better.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Make sure to check out the Art Impression blog for Watercolor Wednesday, for video on how to watercolor with AI stamps! It's a great resource for learning how to do AI watercolor!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
When I was done with all my watercolors I stamped the To A Dear Friend sentiment from the new WC Sentiments set. Last I tied some twine around the panel and adhered it to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will play along with us and do some watercolor!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Wooden Chair Mini Set, WC Flower Set 2 and WC Foilage Set 2, WC Sentiments
Distress Markers: Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord, Abandoned Coral, Shaded Lilac, Twisted Citron, Ripe Persimmon, Blueprint Sketch, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Rusty Wedge.

March 8, 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.

HSN is having an all day craft event and Crafter's Companion will be on showing off some great new products along with CC's  tried and true Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Aqua Markers and ColourBlend Pencils!  My card today features the ColourBlend pencils! These are awesome pencils!! I have been using these more and more and they just blend so nicely!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I kept the card fairly simple to show off the fabulous coloring!! The gorgeous butterfly is from Sheena Douglass All A Flutter Stamp Set and I stamped it with brown ink on CC's Kraft Cardstock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then I colored each butterfly with my ColourBlend pencils! I used Pumpkin, Nectarine, Passion Fruit, Lake Blue, Saffron, Twilight Blue, Sangria, Boysenberry, Fireweed.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Just to jazz it up a touch I threaded some pretty dark pink ribbon around the colored panel. I thought about a sentiment but in the end didn't want to cover up the butterflies!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by HSN today to check out these pencils along with all the great new products!!

Dana

Supplies
Crafter's Companion:
Sheena Douglass - All A Flutter Stamp Set
Kraft Card Stock
ColourBlend Pencils


Happy Easter with Art Impressions

Hello!!

It's time to start thinking about Easter!! My card combines the Windows to the World Bunny in Tulips and the Window Die to make a sweet little Easter card!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with some pretty pattern paper, that to me looked like some cool wallpaper. The idea is that you are inside looking outside through the window. I trimmed the paper to fit a white card base and then placed the Window Die off to the left, securing it with washi tape. It took a few runs through the die cutting machine to cut through both layers. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I cut the Window die again from some brown card stock. To the back side of the window I placed a piece of acetate, this replicates a real window. With a little liquid adhesive, I inserted the brown Window over the acetate. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped the Bunny in Tulips and used my Distress Markers to color it. I used Gathered Twigs, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Peeled Paint, Milled Lavender, Shabby Shutter, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw. I used a fancy square die to cut it out, then I placed it on the inside of the card so you can see through the window. Last I stamped the Hoppy Easter sentiment from the Hoppy Easter Stamp Set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps - Art Impressions - Bunny in Tulips, Hoppy Easter 
Dies - Art Impressions - Window Die
Distress Markers
Pattern Paper - Echo Park - Petticoats & Pinstripes

March 7, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN March 8th

Hello!!

Crafter's Companion will be on HSN this coming Wednesday, March 8th! There are a LOT of new products and today I'm sharing a card I made with new Leonie Pujol crafty goodies!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started with one of the new embossing folders, Love Lines and I used some Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to color the indent side of the embossing folder. I used Crimson, Bud Green, Orange, Yellow, Peacock Blue, Purple, basically repeating ROYGBV until all the lines were filled in. I only spritzed water twice, too much and your colors mix too much and you get a brown mess.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then, I placed a panel of Crafter's Companion Watercolor cardstock in the folder and made sure to hold it in place as I ran it through my die cutting machine. I pulled it out and set the panel aside to dry.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

While the background was drying I cut a big black heart from the Funky Heart Base Die. From the Folk Art Fun stamp set I stamped the banner and the Follow Your Heart inside on watercolor cardstock. I added some shading with my Charcoal Aqua Marker. A little fussy cutting and I'm ready to finish my card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I added the embossed and watercolor panel to a white card base. Then I added the black die cut heart to the card, but I added it off center. I added the sentiment with foam tape and last added a few scattered black sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by tomorrow for another project featuring some new Crafter's Companion craft goodies!! And of course tune in to HSN to see it all and get it before it;s gone!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Leonie Pujol - Folk Art Fun
Dies: Leonie Pujol - Funky Heart Base
Embossing Folder - Love Lines
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Black

March 4, 2017

Alcohol Markers on Kraft Cardstock

Hello!!

I'm popping in real quick to share a card I made for Cupcake Inspiration Challenge. I saw the challenge on Carol, Just Me:c blog and had to play along!! Cat's are my favorite and I just got Winnie & Walter's Welcome to the Family, it has an adorable little kitty!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
I kept it clean and simple, first stamping the kitty in the middle of the Kraft panel. Then I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment below the kitty and then used W&W's The Party set and stamped a few balloons above the kitty. I used a fine tip black pen to draw the string from the balloons to the kitties tail.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the cat and balloons. I kept it really simple, I just used IG2, and IG4 for the cat, IG6 for the ground. The Balloons are just one color each, BT7, DR3, CT1, OR3, LG3, LV3.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Last I added a clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen to the balloons for a little sparkle!! Then I trimmed the panel 1/4 inches around so it was a little smaller than the white card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps; Winnie & Walter - Welcome to the Family, The Party
Card Stock: Crafter's Companion - Kraft
Spectrum Noir Markers & Sparkle Pen

March 3, 2017

Pattern Making with Stamps

Hello!

I'm playing along with another Winnie & Walter Challenge!! My card today is for the Pattern Making Challenge! I made a basic pattern, and went with bright colors to color it! To show off the pattern, I left everything else simple!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
I started with one of the stamps from Winnie & Walter's Scenery: The Party Hangover and added the party decor from The Party stamp set. I don't know what these things are, but I thought they were cool looking! To make the pattern I just stamped everything multiple times.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

To color, I used several Distress Markers (colors are listed at the end of this post). I went with a light and dark color, not worrying about blending anything as I wanted graphic looking images, plus I didn't use watercolor paper, so no blending was going to happen anyway!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Next, I cut a strip of white card stock and stamped Happy Birthday and adhered it to the panel. For a little sparkle, I added some small black rhinestones to the top of the party decor. I also added a couple rhinestones next to the sentiment. Last I adhered the panel to a white card base!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Winnie & Walter - The Party, Scenery: The Party Hangover
Distress Markers: Wilted Violet, Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint, Shaded Lilac, Mermaid Lagoon, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Candied Apple
Embellishments: Recollections - Black Rhinestones

March 2, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - Dies

Hello!

I'm just popping in quick to let you know that I am on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today!! My post features a few ways to use your dies and my card creates a background with dies! I hope you will stop by and check it out!

Here is a little sneak peek!







Dana

March 1, 2017

Stenciling Over Pattern Paper with Art Impressions

Hi!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card featuring the new Nuts About You clear stamp set. Don't put away your valentine stamp sets, love happens all year long!! This set has a few sentiments that would be great for someone you love or even a great friend!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by cutting some pattern paper with a stitched rectangle, then I placed the Tiny Heart Stencil by Simon Says Stamp over the panel. With some dye ink that matched I inked the tiny hearts, then removed the stencil and inked around the edge. From the same paper pad, I die cut some clouds from a white pattern paper and edged them lightly with the same ink I used for the tiny hearts.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped the image with the two squirrels and using my Spectrum Noir Markers and Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers to color them! I used: (SN) EB1, EB2, EB5, EB6, GB8. (SNI) AP1, AP3, CR11. When I was done coloring them, I fussy cut them out and then used a black marker to color the edges.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the stenciled panel to a white background and figured that my squirrels needed a ground to lift off from so I hand cut a wave from some Kraft card stock. There was some overhand on the three sides that I just trimmed off. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Then I added the squirrels and clouds with foam tape, trimming off the overhand of the clouds. Last I stamped the sentiment and trimmed it to a basic rectangle and added it to the bottom left of the card with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Nuts About You
Pattern paper: Pebbles - Garden Party
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp - Tiny Hearts
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Melon Berry
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Clouds 1 & 2, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle