January 14, 2014

Just a Little Bit of Love

Hey there!!

Well yesterday my Christmas break officially came to an end as the new semester started! It should be a fun semester 3 academic classes and a dance exercise class! Yep you read it right dance exercise! I needed 1 credit to make it to the full time minimum and i wanted to take the easiest class available and i figured any lost weight will be an extra bonus, YAY!!

Today i have a card for The Runway Inspired Challenge and for Keep It Simple Challenge: Text.

I started with some pattern paper that has text, the word love, very tiny loves!! Next i die cut a heart from a full adhesive post it note. I adhered it in the center of the pattern paper panel. Next i use dye ink and an ink applicator tool to ink up the area around the post it note heart.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Next i used various ink colors to stamp several different hearts. All the hearts are from various The Alley Way Stamp sets, the specific sets are listed below. I stamped off a couple of the hearts and also used a tiny circle and star cluster to stamp around the blue cloud in the same ink (but you can;t really see it in the picture!)

I also added tiny dots of glitter glue. After i was done stamping and inking, i pulled up the post it note heart and with a fine black pen i added some lines, dashes and dots to outline the heart.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Last i die cut the sentiment love from blue glitter paper. To make it pop more from the card i die cut it 3 more times from white cardstock, then run 2 of them and the glitter one through my sticker maker machine. I adhered each layer together, then because i didn;t like the white edge i used a black marker to color all the edges. I then adhered the love to my card base.

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 - Enchanted, Once Upon a Time, Hey Cupcake, In Stitches
Die: Simon Says Stamp - Life, Family, Love (set of 3). Papertrey Ink - Heart Prints
Ink: Distress Ink - Faded Jeans. Papertrey Ink - Pure Poppy, Spring Rain
Glitter Paper: The Paper Studio
Glitter Glue: Stickles
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye - Love Me


  1. Beautiful, just beautiful Dana. A nice mix of graphic and whimsy all at the same time. Thanks for playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge ;-)

  2. Um, Dana, like holy cow. It may be my meds, but somehow your process makes it look like your hearts and the love die are floating above your card!! It's sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Oh I really love this! That blue die cut sentiment is so nice!

  5. This is SO lovely, Dana! I adore the use of text background and the inking is superb! Thanks so much for playing with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

  6. WOW, Dana! I agree with Darnell (no meds, though), your heart does appear to be floating in a lovely, dreamy blue cloud! What a great technique! And the patterned paper: perfect! I think something similar is in my stash so I'll be sifting through once I'm home. LOVE this!! Your semester sounds wonderful - a nice balance of academic and play!!

  7. Love your card Dana. The background is so perfect with the die cut sentiment. The distressing and repeat stamping are wonderful too.

  8. Beautiful card! Absolutely love the background!!

  9. Now that's motivation to exercise! Cool :)
    I absolutely LOVE the sponging you did - it really makes everything pop!

  10. This card is just stunning! I love the way the eye is drawn straight to the center! :)

  11. Dana you are rocking the TAWS! Such wonderful designs! I love the subtle inking and of course the stacked die cut sentiment...the hearts are the perfect touch :)