July 29, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps - Sneak Peek #2


Today i'm sharing a sneak peek of one of the new sets coming out July 31st from The Alley Way Stamps!!! This is going to be an awesome release!! Today's sneak is of a sentiment set, with maybe a stamp or two from a stamp set that will be on The Alley Way Stamps blog for tomorrows sneak!!

Recently i watched this video - Easy Galaxy with Distress Paints by Kristina Werner and knew i wanted to do something similar with today's card! The only trouble?? I only have one Distress Paint and its Picket Fence (the white)..... So to use what i had on hand i tried it out with Distress Inks instead.... and it turned out pretty nice... though it is kind of hard to go wrong with Distress Inks!!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
So any way to make my galaxy background i pressed Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord and Tumbled Glass onto my craft mat. Then i added some pearlized water and pressed my watercolor paper in to it. Suffice to say it didn't do as well as the paint in Kristina's video... maybe i needed more water or well maybe just the paint, haha!!!  I continued to add water and ink, until i had most of my panel covered, at one point i used tooo much water and lightly dabbed the extra off.

I let it dry for a few minutes and then pressed the Black Soot ink pad on my mat, added water and pressed the panel into it! It was a hot mess!! It really turned more grey, rather then black and a transparent grey at that! But i continued to add ink, touch of water and pushed the panel around in the ink until i was fairly satisfied! I realized it wouldn't get much darker unless i had some Distress Paint. :D

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I let it dry a bit and then dabbed some of my white Distress Paint on my mat added water and pressed my panel in it, just like Kristina...... it wasn't very dark! (probably because my background is more of a grey, then black!) I repeated this several times but it just wasn;t working much, so i set it aside to totally dry! When it was i used some white opaque ink spray and flicked some ink over, that worked a bit better!!! Let that dry and my background is done, just have to do some stamping!!!

While my panel went through its drying periods, i worked on the remaining elements for my card. I stamped the little aliens from The Alley Way Stamps Bubbling Over stamp set on to watercolor paper. I added water then used the same inks mentioned above, starting with the pink and working my way to the darker colors. I was really messy with it, just dabbing ink here, there, everywhere!! I knew i was going to cut them out, so i didn;t worry about staying in the lines!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I stamped the You're Out of This World sentiment in black pigment ink, let it dry, then cut it out. I covered it with Wink of Stella, so there is a very nice simmer to the strip. I also used a circle die to cut out a black circle.

When the background panel was good and dry i stamped the stars and a little curly q all over. (these stamps are new too!! Stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog tomorrow for the sets official sneak!!) I used a black glitter pen to cover the stars! There is a lot of sparkle on this card!!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Last i just put all my elements together on the card panel. The circle went on first, then i added the sentiment strip and little aliens with foam dots. Added the panel to a card base and wa-la an out of the world kind of card!!!

Thanks so much stopping by!! Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog for your chance to win this new set and see the other amazing projects from the Design Team!!


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Out of This World (available 7/31), Bubbling Over
Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot, Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass
Distress Paint: Picked Fence
Markers/Pens: Marvy -Black Twinklette, Gelly Roll, Wink of Stella - Clear
Ink Spray: Studio Calico - Mr. Heuy's Opaque White


  1. Pretty and cute!
    Great way to use
    this stamp.
    Carla from Utah

  2. ERMAGERD! I love it! This is such a perfect 'galaxy' background, and those ALIENS! Super cute :)

  3. Out of this world awesome, Dana! Your 'galaxy' turned out wonderful with all the swirls and curls of colour, and populated with those cutie-patootie aliens...seriously fabulous! All this creativity you have is going to open some interesting doors for you, my friend...very interesting doors!