April 19, 2018

Art Impressions - Challenge 230

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impression Challenge 230 - Good Goes Around! Easy peasy, just create an uplifting card with 'circles' somehow incorporated on or in your card!! AI also has a great new release of Circlet Mini Tryfolds! Basically Tryfolds in circle form! You can make a circle card or a regular rectangle card, your choice!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

My card today features the Cabin Circlet set and I made a circle tryfold card!! I folded some cardstock just like I would for a regular tryfold card. Then I went further and die cut the card with my largest circle die, the folded card needed to be just inside the die on the two folded sides. You can adjust the folding of your card based on the size of your circle die.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped each of the circle landscapes on watercolor cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils to color it. But instead of water I used a basic colorless blender, it acts like water without the water! I used the follow pencils on the images Parakeet, Pineapple, Black Umber, Anthracite, Regal Blue, Fossil Grey, Ginger, Ebony, Cypress, Apricot, Umber, Midnight Blue, Oregano.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I used smaller circles to die cut out each image, I did a little planning as for front image I wanted a frame for it. I used the biggest circle to cut out the pattern paper and then started adhering the paper and using the dies that come with the set to cut in the 'window' areas for the first two layers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Once I had everything cut and adhered I just trimmed the bottom of the circle card to make sure it would stand up okay.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you stop by the AI blog for more great inspiration by the DT and play along for your chance to win some goodies!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Cabin Circlet
Pattern paper: Glitz Design - Dapper Dan
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils
Colorless Blender

April 18, 2018

Pack Your Bags

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! Warm weather has to come sometime, right??  The Pack Your Bags stamp set is a great way to get in the warmer weather mood!! Especially if it involves a vacation!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

There are some great images and sentiments in this set. I started by stamping the guy with the suitcases on a die cut circle. Then I used my Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils to color the image. I used the following pencils to color the image: Rose Red, Denim Blue, Royal Blue, Saddle Brown, Russet, Cream, Cider, Sage, Holly, Pewter, Black, Espresso

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped the Pack Your Bags sentiment on a small circle die. I layered some pattern paper from Carta Bella - Ahoy There Collection over some gold glitter cardstock. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Then I added the stamped circle, but just a little off the card trimming off the overhang. Then I added the sentiment and a couple of wood ship themed circles. 


Thanks for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Pack Your Bags
Spectrum Noir Colour Blend Pencils
Carta Bella - Ahoy There Collection

April 13, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Little Acres Creations Blog Hop


Hello!

Welcome to Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Little Acres Creations Blog Hop!!  Little Acres Creations has a new coffee themed stamp set, Cafe Dreamers that both DT are featuring today!  Little Acres Creations is also celebrating their Birthday, check out this blog post for all the details and the
giveaways!!



If you came from the fabulous Dana Gong, you are in the right place! Make sure you check out the whole hop, you can win 2 & $10 Little Acres Gift Certificates. You can start at Little Acres blog if you just happened by!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Little Acres Creations

I love the gazing up to the same stars sentiment so I decided to make a night sky. First I masked off a bit of the bottom and a frame around the top and sides. Then I layered Distress inks in the rectangle I made, I used Picked Raspberry and Peeled Paint, then added Black Soot on top. I added water on top to blend the colors, then hit it with a heat gun. I continued to add Black Soot, water and then heating it until I was happy with the look.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Little Acres Creations

Next, I used white acrylic paint and flicked the paint. With a dried wipe I dabbed at the droplets, it kind of flattens out the platters. When that was dried I went in with a sparkle pen and added sparkly dots for a little shimmer.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Little Acres Creations

Then I stamped the cute mouse on the cup and used Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, Tea Dye and Walnut Stain to color the cup and mouse. With white ink, I stamped the It Helps to Know We're Gazing Up at The Same Stars.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Little Acres Creations

With the When I Miss You ... sentiment I masked off the When and stamped the rest at the bottom of the cup and then stamped just the When above the rest of the sentiment. I fussy cut the image and then added it the card with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Katie Brooks!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Little Acres Creations - Cafe Dreamers
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Tea Dye, Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint
Crafter's Companion - White Acrylic Paint

April 11, 2018

Group Hug!

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions Blog today sharing two cards featuring the Bench Set! Figured I better get these up while its still winter! Well, maybe not technically still winter but here in Western Michigan in snowed 7 inches last week, soooo... I think these cards are still relevant!! LOL!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art ImpressionsDana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
To color both images I used my Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolor pencils. I can't find my list of colors I used (I'm sure I'll find it next week!, LOL), but it was a lot! I usually color with a darker pencil for the shadows and lighter for the other areas. Instead of using water to activate the pencil, I used a colorless blender marker. You can pick up a basic one at Micheals, but know that it will stain your nib. After coloring I fussy cut out each image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the first card, I used some blueish woodgrain pattern paper and added it to a white card base. Then I added a strip of brown cardstock and added the Bench image with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


I found a watercolor doily on my desk from another project and stamped the Group Hug sentiment. Then I added it to the top of the card with foam tape and trimmed off the excess. Last I added two snowflake brads, but I cut off the legs and used foam tape and glue to adhere them to the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

The second card I found some star constellation pattern paper and cut it with a stitched rectangle. Then I white embossed the sentiment Sending Hugs Your Way!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


From the same pattern paper, I added some colorful strip paper and then added the image with foam tape. This one I kept a little more simple buy not adding any embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Bench Set
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolor Pencils
Pattern Paper: Craft Smith - Ice Crystals. Basic Grey - Aurora
Crafter's Companion - White Embossing Powder

April 5, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Journal Cards

Hello!!

I'm on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with some great ideas using Journal Cards! Here is a little peek, I hope you will stop by!!


April 4, 2018

Road Trip

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog featuring AI's Road Trip set! This set is great for travel cards or even scrapbook pages with travel themes!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started my card started with the stamp set, I stamped several of the images and then used my Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils to color them. I can't find my list of pencils I used but it was a lot of different colors! These pencils are great for color, then blend wonderfully!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

After coloring I fussy cut out each of the images. I found a pretty pink map pattern paper from Fancy Pants Designs Trend Setter pad. I covered a white card base with it and picked out a solid sheet from the pad and notched one end of it.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I added three lines of gold polka dot washi tape and then added the notched panel with foam tape, but off to one side. Then I played around with the different buildings and how I arrange them. When I was happy I adhered them to the card, some with foam tape and others directly to the solid notched panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the sentiment, I stamped the Are We There Yet? and cut it out into a rectangle shape. Then I added it to the card. 

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Road Trip
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils
Pattern paper: Fancy Pants Designs - Trend Setter

March 30, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & A2Z Scrapbooking Hop


Hello!

Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers & a2z Scrapbooking Collaboration Blog Hop!! If you arrived here from the super talented Dana Gong, you are in the right place!! The beginning and hop list is at the a2z Scrapbooking blog!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts

a2z Scrapbooking sells mainly Hero Arts products, including Hero Arts digital files. They have a few coffee themed products, for my cards I used Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digital Kit and Sugertree Stamps Hug in a Mug Digital Stamps.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts

After printing out different images and sentiments from both files, I decided to make a matching card set. To color some of the images I used my Spectrum Noir Markers: AG1, AG3, AG5, AP1, AP3, AP4, EB5, EB6, MB1, MB3, MB4.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts
I used these same colors through the cards, along with pink and grey cardstock. Some cards I also used a chevron stencil and a stitched oval die. I also used Hero Arts Color Layering Bird & Branch and Just For You by Lia along with HA ink Bubble Gum, Field Greens, and Forever Greens.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts
I made a 'coffee' battery to go with the Low Battery Need Caffeine sentiment. the red lightning bolt is from Waffle Flower Stamps Rain Check set.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts

Your next stop in the hop is the wonderful Erin Thiem!! There is a prize on a2z Scrapbooking blog so make sure you stop by there!! AND Coffee Loving Cardmakers have a prize, leave a comment at each stop for a chance to win the CLC prize!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts
Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana