March 5, 2015

Your Teepee or Mine?


Today i am stopping in with a card i made with The Alley Way Stamps new Wigwam stamp set! Such a cute set and it goes great with the other sets released this month!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started with all the tiny little western shapes, these shapes actually fit in the teepee, so you can arrange them how every you might like on your teepee. But for my card i laid them all out on my mat into three rows, i used all of the little images from Wigwam and Buff except for two. they just didn't fit into my three rows that i made to match the size of my clear block.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i inked up the rows and stamped them on a panel of watercolor paper. I repeated this until the whole panel was covered. I new i wanted a watercolor look, so i added some water to the panel and used some die inks and water to add color to the background. But it was really too light, i wanted more intense color. So instead i pressed each ink pad on my panel, here and there, starting with the lightest color and working my way to to darkest color. Then with a paint brush and water i spread and diluted the color a little. The result a more intense watercolor background.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
While the panel was drying i stamped the teepee from Wigwam on some Kraft card stock. I used a brown and red copic marker to color in/shade a few areas of the teepee and then cut it out. Next i found some red card stock and added it to my now dry watercolor panel. I added the teepee with foam tape to the left of the card and stamped the sentiment to the right.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Stamps: The Alley way Stamps - Wigwam, Buff (this months free set with a $40 purchase)
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Terracotta Tile, Tropical Teal, Summer Sunrise, Poppy Red. Versafine - Black
Copic Markers



  1. Loving the 'fabric' you created for the background, looks fantastic!

  2. What a fantastic background and teepee! Such a cool card!

  3. Ohhh that background! Such fab colours!