October 23, 2014

Shine On


I'm stopping by with a new The Alley Way Stamps card!! I whipped this card just yesterday, i was procrastinating about getting a card done and then i saw that the Cure for the Monday Blue's Challenge was extended for a week and i thought hmmm this is a nice photo, so i started planning my card!! (you have until Sunday to play along too!!)

Here's the photo inspiration:

I started by stamping and embossing (in white) a TAWS background stamp over a panel of vellum. After the whole panel was covered i used a craft knife and randomly cut out the inside of some of the triangles. Buuuuttt.... When i placed it over the gold metallic cardstock i was going to use, you could barely see the gold through the cut outs. So i tried cutting the outside of some triangles, but that didn;t work out at all! So i trimmed off the top part of the panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I adhered the small triangle vellum panel to the gold card stock. I added a strip of white card stock with foam tape after i stamped the sentiment Shine On. Next i die cut a circle from white card stock and stamped a snowflake from Snow Daze. I stamped the snowflake in very light pink, added a enamel triangle to the snowflake center and then added the circle to my panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

At this point i had to go to class. When i came back i added the panel to a white card base. And i was looking at the snowflake, the pink was really really really light! Since i already had the enamel triangle in the snowflake center i couldn;t stamp the snowflake again with a darker ink. So i used a light grey Copic marker and colored in the snowflake (it helped a little, but its still on the light side!!)
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
That's all from me today!! Thanks for stopping by and i hope you will stop by tomorrow! There will be lots of inspiration and giveaway's (yes that's plural!!) :D


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Snow Daze, Bitty Borders
Ink: A Muse Studio - Shell. PTI - Smokey Shadow
Enamel Triangle: Basic Grey - Candy Buttons


  1. Loving the mix of gold and pink and the triangle in the center is perfect!

  2. That is perfect! I love that triangle (so sparkly!) and the gold peeping through is just lovely.

  3. Swooning, Dana! So pretty with the vellum, the gold, the triangles and that whisper of pink! The solo triangle: perfect touch. Gorgeous!!

  4. Yay, so happy to see you playing along again Dana! I always love seeing your take on the inspiration images! Love that pink snowflake with the jewelled triangle centre, and the vellum really brings home the rich opulent feel of the image whilst at the same time evoking the white space too - so clever! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!