May 17, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Rhinestones & Pearls

Hello!

This is my second post today, click here for my Art Impressions post! I am also on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with some great ideas for using Rhinestones & Pearls on your projects! Here is a little sneak peek!! I hope you will stop by the CLC blog to see the whole card!!





Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #232 - Playing Dress Up

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #232 - Playing Dress Up. They have 2 new Girlfriend stamps!! My card features the Sunny Shades set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started by stamping the image on watercolor paper, then I used my Distress Markers to color it. I can't find my list of colors I used, but these are the most likely colors: Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso, Riped Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin, Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Fossilised Amber, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Pumice Stone.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I used a square die to cut out the image. Then I used picked out scraps from Fancy Pant's Memories Captured 6 x 6 paper pad. I made sure each strip was straight and I adhered them to a white card base. I didn't worry about how wide the stripes were, the goal was to use up scraps!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I adhered the stamped square, at an angle to the card. I stamped the Your So Cool sentiment and then cut it out. From my stash, I found some small black glasses which I added with a strong adhesive and the sentiment just above it.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure you check out the Art Impression's blog for inspiration using these Girlfriend stamps and play along for your chance at some AI goodies!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Sunny Shades
Distress Markers
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Memories Capture
Eyeglass Embellishment

May 16, 2018

Crafter's Companion's AquaTint Pens

Hello!

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

I'm stopping by with a card I made featuring Crafter's Companion products that were available earlier this month on HSN. I just checked HSN and it looks like the whole bundle of AquaTint pens are still available! Yay!! You can find more information about the pens themselves on Spectrum Noir's website!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started by running some watercolor cardstock in the Brocade embossing folder through my die cutting machine. Then I added Amethyst, Pink Garnet, Aquamarine AquaTint ink to a piece of acetate. If you don't use all the ink, let it dry and you can reactivate it with water down the road!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

With a wet paintbrush, I added water to the embossed panel, then added each of the colors to the panel. I wanted the color to be intense, but you could, of course, add water to the ink to light the color. I added water here and there as needed to help the ink spread and mix with each other. When I was happy with the panel I set it aside to dry.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I stamped the Thank You So Much and heat embossed it in white on a strip of black cardstock. The sentiment came from the Joyful Phrases stamp set.

When my panel was dry, I trimmed it up so it would be 1/4 inches smaller than an A2 card base. I added it to the black card base with liquid adhesive and then added the sentiment strip with foam tape. Last I added a few black enamel dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Most of these products were available on HSN, you can keep checking HSN.com to see if they come back in stock or keep your eye on Crafter's Companion's website as sometimes they get stock and add it to their store!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Joyful Phrases
Embossing Folder: Crafter's Companion - Brocade
Embossing Powder: Crafter's Companion - White
Black Enamel Dots

Gotta Garden

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions Blog today with a fun garden card!! It's finally starting to get warmer and spring tulips and such are blooming. If you or a friend are gardeners then AI's Gotta Garden is the perfect set to have on hand! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started my card by stamping the lady, tools, and gnome on white cardstock. Then I used my spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolor pencils. I used Anthracite, Oregano, Apricot, Cypress, Rose, Umber, Ginger, Ebony, Fossil Grey, Midnight Gray, Strawberry, Carrot, Pineapple, Black Umber.  Instead of using water to activate the pencil I used a basic alcohol blender marker. This gives similar results, but a lot easier, no guess on how much water to use. The pencils will stain your pen just so you are aware!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I fussy cut out the gnome/tools and then used a square die to cut out the lady. From my leftover stash, I found some paper that I had used some green ink of some kind to make a splatter background. I cut it into a square and added it and the lady square to a black card base. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the Crazy Gardening Lady sentiment below the squares. Then I added the gnome and tools with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Gotta Garden
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolor Pencils
Crafter's Companion White Embossing Powder

May 11, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmaking & Joy Clair Stamps Blog Hop


Hello!!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Joy Clair Stamps are having a Collaboration Blog Hop!! Joy Clair has some great coffee stamps and both design teams have some great inspiration for you!!  You should have come from the talented Becca Cruger, or you can start at the beginning with Joy Clair's Blog!  Make sure you comment at each stop for your chance to win a Joy Clair Gift Card!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Joy Clair Stamps
I used the Coffee Lovers stamp set and Photo Play Paper Gypsy Rose pattern paper and stickers. First I picked out a couple different patterns and stamped the coffee cup, then I fussy cut them out and adhered the coffee wrap. Then I cut a circle and stamped the I Love You. I stamped the Latte on the coffee wrap.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Joy Clair Stamps

Next, I picked out the butterfly pattern and trimmed it about 1/4 shorter than the black card base. From a different pattern, I cut a small rectangle and wrapped some twine around it and tied it in a bow. I added this to the card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Joy Clair Stamps

Then I added the coffee cup with foam tape and the sentiment. I also added a flower and couple heart stickers, though I always use baby powder on the back so they are not sticky anymore. Sometimes like with the hearts I add them with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Joy Clair Stamps

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is the fabulous Erin Thiem!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Joy Clair Stamps - Coffee Lovers
PhotoPlay Paper Collection - Gypsy Rose
May Arts Twine

May 9, 2018

Teenie Weenie Hug

Hello!! 

Today I have a card featuring one of the new Twist Ties! The Dog Twist Ties are soooo cute!!

The packaging comes with directions, so I'm not going to go into a lot of detail on how the card was made, just what I did a little different from the directions!! The main thing I did differently was stamping the dogs on the white card base, then again on some scrap paper. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color just the dogs on the scrap paper: CR7, RB1, RB2, RB3, RB4. Then I fussy cut the dogs out. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I used the matching dies to cut out the heart and top part of the dogs. Then I added the pattern paper to the front panels and then used the dies again. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I added the dogs to the front matching them up to the die cuts. If you bring the two front panels together they twist around each other.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the inside of the card, I added a flower pattern and then stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock. On one end I wrapped some twine around it and tied it in a bow. Then I added the sentiment with foam tape. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Dog Twist Ties
Spectrum Noir Markers
Echo Park Paper - I'd Rather Be Crafting

May 8, 2018

Art Impressions & Layton's Legacy Card Drive

Hello!!

I'm stopping by today for Art Impressions, they are one of the sponsors of Layton's Legacy Card Drive and Fundraiser blog hop! It's such a wonderful cause, you can stop by Lea's blog for all the information on the card drive, fundraiser and hop! I went with the woodland part of the challenge, using a birthday stamp for an encouragement card!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping and die cutting the owl from the new Owl Flutter set. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color each image. I used AP1, BO2, BO4, RB1, RB2, RB4, Blender. Then I followed the directions from the packaging to assemble the owl and the pull tab.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From some old Jillibean Soup Camper themed paper I cut a square from the woodland pattern. I cut a slit in it and threaded through the pull tab. With foam tape, I adhered the owl and added foam tape to the back of the square, including making a 'track' for the pull tab. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I added some matching green polka dot pattern paper to a white card base. From some woodgrain paper, I masked and stamped the sentiment to read Wishing You OWL the Best! 

I added the woodland square with the owl to the top right corner and then added the sentiment below this with foam tape too. You can see the photos below, the owl's wings up and then down!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you stop by Lea's blog for all the info and the hop list!!

Dana