February 9, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge #201 - Lots of Love


It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #201, so plenty of time still left you to play along!! The Design Team are featuring NEW Mini Tryfolds, stamps perfect for Valentine's Day or any day you want to send some love!!

My card ...oh wait, can't say that! Hold the presses!! It's rare I don't make a card, and well I planned on making a card but a big mistake changed that!!! So to not have to throw away all my hard work I made a tag instead!! :D
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

These new Mini Tryfolds are so adorable! My tag features the Paws to Love set!! I first stamped all the images on white cardstock and then used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to color them. I used: Blender, AB1, AB3, AP1, AP3, PP1, DG3, GB2, GB4, GB7, GB9, IG2, IG6, MB2, PP2, patterYG1. Then I fussy cut them out with sharp scissors.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Because my intentions were to make a card I followed the instruction on the stamp packaging to make the card. I added some pattern paper from Pebbles Garden Party pad, a different pattern for the front, fold and inside.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started with the front of the card and adhered the image in the middle, I also added a little bit of kraft card stock for a ground. With the biggest die I cut through the center of the image, it cut through the image center, the pattern paper and the card cardstock. I did have to run it through my machine a few times!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I moved on to the fold and the second image, but this is were it all went wrong!! Instead of reapeating what I did above for the fold pannel, I did instead it instead on the inside! If you are not familiar with Tryfolds, your top image is on the left top panel, open that to the second fold panel and that opens to the right to reveal the third inside image. Well my card now had a nice window in that inside panel.

Instead of scrapping everything and starting over I instead cut the card part at the folds. So now I have three seperate panels! I went ahead and completed the 'inside' panel and then placed everything in the right order.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

To make the tag I punched wholes in the top of each panel and then used some white ribbon to attach all three pannels together. For a little added interest I added a twine bow around the ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And now you know what NOT to do when making a Tryfold card!! LOL!!


Stamps: Art Impressions - Paws to Love
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Pattern Paper: Pebbles - Garden Party


  1. Sometimes "mistakes" turn out to be the cutest projects ever! Love how this turned out!!

  2. An absolutely brilliant save! I love your soft colours :o)

  3. Love that you turned this into a tag, it's so sweet too! Love how the image builds!