September 19, 2018

Sale!

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card featuring the Shop Set! It's a big stamp so it can be a challenge to use on a card! It also has lots of coloring milage! Perfect to color when you need some down time!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers

I started by stamping and coloring the image. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers: AG1, AG3, AG5, AP1, AP3, AP4, BG2, BG4, BG6, BG7, BO2, BO3, BO4, EB5, EB6, HB2, HB4, IG2, IG4, IG6, LY1, LY3, IG8, LV3, MB2, MB3, MB4. Then I fussy cut around the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers

From my stash, I found this busy pattern. They can be hard to use, but I really liked it behind this image. I added it to a card base and used a black cardstock strip to break up the pattern a little.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers

I added the image with foam tape and last the Sale sentiment. I kept the sentiment short and simple because of the busy pattern paper and a busy image!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers


Thanks for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Shop Set
Pattern paper: W R Memory Keepers - Snapshots
Spectrum Noir Markers

September 17, 2018

MFT - Innovative Master

Hello!!

This is my second card for My Favorite Things SuperStar Challenge. It's for the Innovative Master challenge! Basically, I stamped two MFT images and cross stitched them! I've been a cross stitcher for about 20 years, about 5 years more then I've been paper crafting! I've been wanting to try this for awhile, some might not think its innovative, but I think at least is unique!!

Because the design is a stamp (MFT's Cat-itude) and not a design made for cross stitch I used 28 count white Evenweave, this makes half cross stitches easier. This also helped with the actual stitching, because there were lines that fell in between stitches, so I had to decide whether to stop the image or go outside the line. And of course, curves are always a challenge even if you are making a design specifically for cross stitch!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things - Cat-idtude - Cross Stitch

But, anyway I used DMC thread (colors used at the end) and I picked the colors from a current cross stitch project. I stitched it over the weekend. When I was done I used My Favorite Thing Stitched Oval die to cut the fabric.

Then I created a frame with the same die and one smaller. I cut it from Kraft cards stock and I inked the edges with Papertrey Ink's Classic Kraft ink. From gray cardstock, I freehand cut the metal pieces at the top of an embroidery hoop.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things - Cat-idtude - Cross Stitch

I also cut some cardstock with the largest oval and adhered it to the back of the stitching. That way it has some support. Then I adhered the kraft 'hoop' and metal pieces.

While that all dried, I worked on my card base. I was going for a wallpaper like look. First I used a watermark pen and ruler to add the lines. Then from the Cat-itude set, I stamped the little flower three times each with watermark ink. I wanted subtle stamping but still wanted to see it.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things - Cat-idtude - Cross Stitch

When my hoop was dry I added it to the card with foam tape. Last I rounded the corners. I decided not to add a sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Cat-itude
Dies: My Favorite Things - Stitched Ovals
Watermark Pen and Ink
DMC thread: 977, 3826, 223, 224, 221, 975, 433, 938, 310
28ct White Evenweave fabric

MFT - Clean & Simple

Hello!!

I'm stopping by with two cards that I made for My Favorite Things Stamps SuperStar contest. This card is for the Clean and Simple challenge and I'll post the other one shortly after in a different post!

My mojo has really really been lacking, like a lot!! And I've tried everything without much change, so I thought maybe doing these challenges would help!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things - Ocean Fun

Anyway, for the Clean & Simple Challenge, I used MFT Ocean Fun. I started by stamping the different ocean creatures using different inks. For each one, I used at least two ink pads or a pad with multiple inks. A list of inks used is at the end of this post. When that was done I fussy cut them all out. On a couple of the fish, I used a few Spectrum Noir Markers to add a few freckles!

Next, I used a circle die and lightly sketched it on a panel of white cardstock. Then I used Distress Ink and a wave stencil and inked in where the circle is. When I was done I erased any pencil marks.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things - Ocean Fun

From another panel, I cut the same circle in the same spot. I added two of the fish to the back of the panel, so you could see them from the front of the window. Near the bottom, I stamped the sentiment Keep Swimming in black ink. I also stamped some blue bubbles and waves.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - My Favorite Things - Ocean Fun

I added this panel to the inked panel with thick foam tape. Then I added the other fish, two of them with a thinner foam tape. I added a few metallic sequins and last I added the panel to a blue card base.

Thanks for stopping by!! I'll be back shortly with my other MFT card!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Ocean Fun
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado, Winter Wisteria, Summer Sunrise, Smokey Shadow, Spring Moss, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy. Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean. Hero Arts - Ombres Dolphin & Mermaid
Sequins: Paper Studio - Light Gold, Turquoise, Metallic Brown
SSS Stencil: Wave

September 12, 2018

Just the Guys

Hello!!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a masculine card featuring the Old Guys Club! It's great paired with a masculine paper collection. It's also a great way to make easy cards, since the embellishments or stickers all match. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir

Started by stamping the old guys and coloring them with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I used AG1, AG3, AG5, BG1, BG4, BG6, BO2, BO3, BO4, HB2, HB3, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, MB1, MB3, MB4. For the dark skin, I used Copic E25, E44, E57, E59.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir

Next, pulled out Echo Park Paper Co That's My Boy paper collection pack. I added the orange pattern to a card base, then trimmed down my colored image and added it to the card. The collection pack has a sheet of stickers and I picked out a sentiment sticker that I added above the image and a couple stars and banner stickers adding them with foam tape. With stickers, I always add baby powder to the back so they are not sticky anymore. I do this because I always lay the items down to see how I like the placement and I always move stuff around, so this way I can do that before committing!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Old Guys Club
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper Collection: Echo Park Paper Co - That's My Boy

September 8, 2018

Watercolor Smooching

Hello!!

Today, I'm sharing my last 'summery' card!! Then its time to start thinking about fall, Halloween, Christmas, and babies!! I am really low on baby cards and need to make some!! I am also entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Watercolor Smooching

Anyway, I started with Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses, and stamped a mermaid and some fishes on white cardstock and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I used BO1, BO2, BO3, BT1, CT2, EB1, FS2, FS9, GT1, GT2, GY1, GY2, GY3, IG2, PP1, PP4, PP6, TN3, VB1, VB2. Then I fussy cut out the images.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Watercolor Smooching

I had done some watercolor smooching for another project and I always use up all the ink so I will get a couple extra watercolor smooch panels. I used one for the card, it was quite a full panel, so I trimmed it a bit adding a wave at the top.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Watercolor Smooching

I white heat embossed the sentiment An Ocean Full of Thanks to the middle of the panel, then added it to a blue card base. I added the mermaid and fish with foam tape and lastly added a few sequins.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Hero Arts Mermaid Kisses Watercolor Smooching


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

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Mermaid Kisses
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Winter Wonderland, Little Things from Lucy's Cards - Mermaid

September 7, 2018

Watercolor Stamping with Crafter's Companion

Hello!!

I have to get in my last two 'summery' cards in before we get too far into fall!! I'll share the very last one in a couple days!! I am also entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion - Watercolor Stamping

I started with a watercolor panel, square and my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers. I used Navy, Marine, and Kingfisher. I added a little bit of water to the ink and free handed the circles alternating between light, medium and dark colors. I went round and round until the square panel was filled.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion - Watercolor Stamping

While that dried I used Sheena Douglass Hidden Stars stamp set to do some watercolor stamping. The starfish and seahorse has a solid image and then a detailed image. I used my Misti to get the stamping right. I inked the solid stamps with the markers, spritz with water and stamped. When they were almost dry I did the same thing with the details stamp, but used brown.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion - Watercolor Stamping

I repeated the above for the seaweed and coral. When everything was dried I fussy cut them out. I added a strip of vellum across the card and then arranged the sea life on top. Last I added a few matching sequins. I decided not to add a sentiment because I like how it looked without one!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Sheena Douglass - A Little Bit Scenic - Hidden Stars
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock
Vellum
Blue Sequins


September 6, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hello!!

I'm on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today!! I have some great ideas for stamping on felt! Below is a little sneak peek! I hope you will stop by and check it out!!