December 25, 2014

I Heart You


I hope everyone is having a Happy Holiday!! I made a card for the Curtain Call Challenge a few days ago and am entering this at the last minute! The challenge is called Candy Cane. I was thinking of the red and white stripes of candy cane in the photo when i made my card (also thinking of Valentine's Day!) I am also entering this in Shopping Our Stash Red Alert Challenge since it turned out i used a bunch of red on my card!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black
I started by making my background first. I placed a stencil on a white card base and i used Distress paints for the first time. I learned that the paints don't work very well with stencils, the paint runs under the stencil. Even though i didn;t get the smaller stripes i still got stripes so i am happy with the background.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black

I set the card base aside to dry, then die cut a heart from white card stock. I stamped the cute Mimi image, then i inked up just a few hearts on the outer edges to fill in the rest of the heart. Then i colored her and the hearts with Copic markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black

Next i stamped and embossed the I Heart You sentiment in the bottom right. I thought the card was too red, so i trimmed the card base and added a strip of green on one side. Last i added the heart with foam dots.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black
I hope you have a wonderful day!! Happy Holidays!!!


Stamps: Penny Black - I Heart You, Mimi's Love
Distress Paint: Barn Door
Embossing Powder: Ranger - Liquid Platinum
Stencil: SSS - Peppermint Stripe


  1. Merry Christmas. Very festive looking even if it isn't a Christmas card.
    Just finished Christmas lunch so everyone chilling on the sofa full to bursting!

  2. This design is just charming! Love the allusion to the candy cane and the image is just adorable. The image is well colored and cutting it with the heart die was a great choice. Thanks for accepting the RED ALERT Challenge here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  3. Such a happy card! Congrats on the Penny Black Facebook mention!

  4. This is such a cute image! Love it, and love those great bold stripes!

  5. That's a happy accident! And that little girl...omg precious!

  6. Belated Merry Christmas, Dana! How cute is that little girl image! Sweetness to the max...and placing her inside a heart adds to the sweetness! Fabulous!

  7. Thanks for joining in the RED challenge at Shopping our Stash! I am loving the candy cane stripes in the background! Great job on that technique...the colouring is fabulous too!