January 16, 2014

Burn Bright

Hey there!!

I'm sharing a card today that i made for the Seize The Sketch Challenge! This is the sketch:

For my card i flipped the sketch up and then instead of slapping on a notched banner i created one with ink. I used some copy paper (b/c its thin) and trimmed it to the width that would fit my stamps and then i notched one end. I used a little repositionable adhesive and adhered it to some pattern paper.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Then i used 3 distress ink pads and my blending tool to add the 'halo' around the banner. I pulled up the banner and decided to keep it to use on another card! Next i stamped the light bulb from The Alley Way Stamps Lighter Then Air set. I colored the light bulb with distress markers, using the same colors as the 'halo'
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Next i rounded the corners of my pattern paper and adhered it to my kraft card base. Last i added 3 wood star veneers. I thought about added glitter to them or color, but decided that anything more what take away from my inking!

I also want to mention that this month is The Alley Way Stamps 3rd birthday and to celebrate, there is a coupon good for January, 25% off your purchase, use code TAWSbirthday3 at checkout!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Lighter Then Air
Distress Markers & Ink: Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey
Embellishments: Recollections - Wood Veneers
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Happy Go Lucky


  1. Dana - clever and gorgeous! You've created the illusion of a tag being added through your stellar inking technique! Inspiring and delightful, as always!

  2. This is very cool! I love how you stamped on the paper and reversed out the shape by sponging! Such a cool idea!

  3. The inking - oh em gee, Dana, that's too clever! I really love how it looks - and how freaking genius of an idea!

  4. Glory be, Dana, I love this! I love how you've made it look like the paper is scorched behind the panel because the love burns THAT brightly!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  5. What a clever way to create your "banner"! Cute card!

  6. genius. love your banner idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  7. FABULOUS!!! such a great way to interpret a sketch! genius!