May 27, 2014

Welcome Little One


I hope everyone at a lovely long weekend!! (at least everyone in the US!!) We had great weather here in Michigan and of course lots of great food! But its the start of a new week and have to get back at it!! It also means the start of my second summer class - Precalculus!! Ugh!! Its going to be a tough couple months that i am not looking forward to, but i got to do and i have to pass!! Ok enough of that!! On to the card!!!

I decided to make a baby card for my stash and i wanted to do a little watercoloring! To use soft yet bright colors i decided to use PTI inks as my watercolors!  To start i stamped one of the star backgrounds from Star of the Show set from The Alley Way Stamps. I stamped it with versamerk ink and then embossed it with white embossing powder.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps
Then i stamped 4 of different baby images from Nap Time (are these not the CUTEST baby images, like ever?!?!) hehehehe, anyway i pulled out my PTI inks and experimented to find the right mix of colors. Generally a light and dark color, then with some water colored the images. I cut them out and set the aside.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

I used the darkest colors from the images to do my background. First i used big brush to wet down my star panel, then i pressed the ink pads onto clear blocks. With a wet paint brush i picked up each color and dabbed it around randomly. When the ink was down i brushed the panel with a wet brush to mix the colors, adding color to particular areas if they needed it!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps

For my sentiment i found a already cut double ended banner. I stamped the Welcome Little One sentiment and added it to my panel with foam dots. I did the same with the baby images once i liked there arrangement. Last i rounded the corners!

I love how the colors turned out!! I hope everyone has a great week! Make sure you stop by later this week as we have a new The Alley Way Stamps release coming up!!


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Nap Time, Baby Talk, Star of the Show
Ink: PTI - Harvest Gold, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, New Leaf, Spring Moss, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding
Die: PTI - Double Ended Banner
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White


  1. This is precious. I didn't realize you were on the TAWS team. Good for them:-)

  2. So darn cute, Dana! The star background is a perfect pairing for these wee image. A-DOR-A-BLE!! Pre-calculus = not so adorable! You'll do just fine...and when the math becomes too much, just head for the craft room and get the other side of your brain working!

  3. That soft & beautiful & perfect!!!
    Precalculus...made me throw up a little in my mouth. Better you than me, girly :)

  4. This is absolute perfection Dana! I adore the background of soft, beautiful colors. The baby elements are perfect too...coloring, fussy cutting, dimension...this card is a winner Dana!