March 6, 2015

Happy Birthday


I'm popping in today with a card i made for the current Marker Pop Challenge #63 - Bright Colors!

I thought this would be the perfect time to use my small Hero Arts Neon ink cubes. I have a bunch of white card stock strips (left overs from my ongoing stamp organization, i have a ton!!) and pulled out a few and i inked up each strip with each of my neon ink cubes, orange, green, pink and blue.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
Next i adhered the stripes together on a white card base. For a little added depth to my background i stamped the outline confetti stamp from Winnie & Walter's The Party, in a light grey ink. Then on another piece of white card stock i stamped several balloons from the same set and then colored them with a few copic markers. Since i planned on cutting out the balloons i didn;t worry about staying in the lines, after cutting them all out i inked the edges with a black marker.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Then it was just about arranging the balloons over the neon strips. I think the green, red and blue colors really pop against the bright neon! I wasn't sure if it was going to work, but all the colors are really bright and intense, so i think that helps. When i was happy with the arrangement i added the balloons with foam dots.

Rather then stamping the balloon string, i used a black pen to add them. Making sure the all ended at about the same area at the bottom of the card. Then i stamped the present with the big bow, colored the bow and then just cut the bow out. I added it to the card were all the balloon strings meet, so it looks like the bow is hold all the strings together.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

I thought the card needed a little sparkle, so i added several tiny dots of glitter glue all around the balloons. Last i stamped the Happy Birthday in black ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will stop by tomorrow as i have special card to share tomorrow!!


Stamps: Winnie & Walter: The Party
Copic Markers
Glitter Glue - Stickles
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black. Versafine - Black. Hero Arts - Neon Pink, Orange, Blue and Green. Papertrey Ink - Soft Stone


  1. Wow, Dana! Great way to use those neon inks! This is definitely bright and fun!

  2. Love the bright colors and the color blocking!

  3. DANA! Yet again, I've fallen behind in commenting (11 posts, to be exact!) but not with gazing and admiring at your always delightful, fresh, innovative creations. This one here: simply more evidence of how marvelous a designer you are! Bold, vibrant, vivid and just plain old celebration fun! Hopefully I can get back to 'regularly scheduled commenting' soon...*real* work using up far too much of my crafting/visiting time...

  4. Dana, this is so bright, colorful and fun!! :) Really love your balloons and design here! Happy weekend!

  5. WOW. Bright and super fun! Love it!
    Happy Friday!

  6. This is AWESOME, Dana! I love the super bright, fun, happy colors!! Thank you for joining us over at MarkerPop for our Bright Colors Challenge!

  7. Wow! Love your bright and cheery card Dana! Glad you played along with us for our marker pop challenge! Hugs, Marie

  8. This is utterly stunning! What a clever way to use the inks, and the strings are seriously perfect. Love it!