March 8, 2015



I'm stopping in to submit a card for the Cure for the Monday Blues Challenge #45! Today is the last day, so make sure you get to crafting to play along! Here is the photo inspiration:

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I really liked the pink and orange, along with the Yay on the card or present. The colors reminded me of this bright pink panel that i had made a long time ago, well i found it and it was perfect. With it i found some orange card stock stripes, score!!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

To make the background i used distress ink and a stencil. You can see this video i made here, it describes how i did the same technique but with a different card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I arranged the orange stripes over the watercolor panel and when i was happy with the arrangement i glued them down. Rather then trimming off the edges i wrapped the stripes around to the back of the panel and adhered them down.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

Next i stamped the sentiment Yay (luckily i remember a recent stamp set with the sentiment Yay in it! I hope to eventually have all my stamps organized and cataloged on my computer so i can do a quick search for any sentiment or image i might need!) in black pigment ink, twice. I really wanted it to be black and since its a solid stamp that meant stamping it twice for super good coverage.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
Last, but not least, my card need something else and that was sequins! I think i have everyone of Neat & Tangles sequin mixes, they have such a great mix of colors that i have yet to find a color that i need but don;t have!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle & Shine
Stencil: Heidi Swapp
Distress Inks
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Sweetheart & Pixie Dust Mixes


  1. Yayyyy is right, Dana, for this pretty pink stencil and orange strip card! Fabulous colour combination! Love it!

  2. I love this pink and orange card!! Gorgeous background!

  3. Such a stunning take Dana! Love that stencilled background and those bright orange stripes! Thanks so much for playing to find a Cure For The Monday Blues!

  4. That background....absolutely stunning!!