April 18, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge #51 - Take 2


Today i have another card for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge #51! The challenge is now 4 weeks long and the current challenge has about a week to go, so there is plenty of time to play along!! The winner gets 2 stamps sets AND gets to be a guest designer in an upcoming Be Inspired Challenge!! Cool, huh?!?!

Here is the inspiration photo:

I started with a red card base and placed a poka-dot stencil over it. Then with a white opaque pen i did a quick sketch inside each dot. I let the ink dry before removing the stencil.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Next i die cut a circle from watercolor paper and stamped the radish image from Veggin out. I colored the radish with distress markers. I also stamped the Rad sentiment on the circle's

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

Then i die cut a scallop boarder from Kraft card stock and used the technique discovered by fellow DT team mate Christine. She found an awesome technique to make your own woodgrain paper, it super easy and super cool! I did the same thing in her video with my border, only i used a small brown mini ink pad, which worked perfect with the small border! Click here to check out Christine's video!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I added my banner, circle and a little wood veneer to my card with foam dots. I just love this card!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to submit your own take on the inspiration photo!!


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps: Veggin Out
Die: PTI - Banner, Avery Elle - Custom Panels
Embellishment: Studio Calico
Distress Markers: Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters, Barn Door, Fired Brick
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
Pen: Gelly Roll - Opaque Pen


  1. I LOVE that polka dot paper you created with the sketchy dots!

  2. This has F.U.N. written all over it!! Brilliant, Dana!! Happy Spring!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. LOL! I love the pun :) Who woulda thunk a radish on a card could be so perfect? :) Love the scribbly dots!

  4. Rad card, indeed, Dana! What a cool technique to make the dots (see what I mean...you are soooo clever!) and the border/sentiment combination are delightful! The exclamation embellie = super sweet!