October 28, 2014

The Alley Way Stamps - Sneak Peek #1


Its the first day of Sneak Peeks over at The Alley Way Stamps!! The November release only a few days away! Today i'm showing a sneak of the new Making Holiday Bright!

This is a great versatile set! You can go holiday, or something for any day!! I decided to make a sun to go with the sentiment A Ray of Sunshine.

I started by taking a circle die cut and placing it over the bottom left corner, then i traced the circle. I used this as a guide when i stamped the rays.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i inked up one of the big triangle with dye ink. I used an array of colors from light yellow to dark orange. I started with a medium orange and then inked the edges with a darker orange. I did this multiple times around the circle i traced. I continued to do this using lighter oranges/yellows each time around.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I found some orange card stock that matched my ink and i die cut it with my circle die. I inked the edge of the circle with the darker orange ink. Then i stamped the sentiment and then embossed it with white embossing powder. I added the circle to my card base with foam tape and then cut off the excess. Last i added a few orange and white sequins.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Thanks for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog today for your chance to win the new Making Holiday's Bright stamp set.


Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Making Holiday's Bright (available 11/1)
Ink: PTI - Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold
Sequins: Neat & Tangle - Festive Fall Mix


  1. Ooooh, very cool card! Love the 'rays'!

  2. OMG, tree as sun rays....Dana, that is just brilliant!! I love how intense the colour is & what a truly fabulous out-of-the-box idea!

  3. That layered stamping adds so much depth! Great card!

  4. I'm late with the sneak peeks, but your peek has my interest piqued (it's been a long day at the bike races *grin*) The rays, the 'array' of colours, the arrangement (see...told you!)...only absolutely awesome!

  5. Dana, I love your sunny & friendly card!
    Even more cause it's cold outside now and I really miss the warmth of our sun.