February 28, 2018

Crafter's Companion Graphic Markers

Hello!

I'm stopping by with a quick card today. If you are looking for my Art Impressions post, click here. Yesterday Crafter's Companion released Spectrum Noir Graphic Markers! You can click on the link to be taken to the markers or see more info at Spectrum Noir's site.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Spectrum Noir
These are NOT new colors! So if you have the original or Illustrator markers you do not necessarily have to get these markers too (unless you just want to! haha). The Graphic markers have the classic nib and broad chisel nubs and 25% more ink. They are geared toward the student/design artists who might use them a lot for their artwork.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Spectrum Noir

My card today features these markers and the new SN Premium Marker Pad. I challenged myself to use only the sets that received, Industrial, Tints, and Basics. The actual Graphic Markers I used on this card are AG3, BT2, CR11, CG1, PP1, RB2, RB4.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Spectrum Noir

To start I die cut a panel from the Marker pad with a stitched rectangle. Then I used the circle and butterfly from Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua Best Wishes stamp set. I did second generation stamping so they stamped lighter then the black ink I used. Then I used the big flower set from Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua My Sunshine stamp set. Then I used the above Graphic Markers to color the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Spectrum Noir

Next, I stamped the Thank You sentiment from Best Wishes and added metallic silver sequins. Last I mounted the panel on some grey cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by! I if you are new to Spectrum Noir or an artist or know someone who is, I would suggest taking a look at these markers!!

Dana


Easter Blessings

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! Easter is fast approaching! AI has lots of Easter sets, a new one last year is Easter Blessings with super cute images!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
First, I stamped and colored the rabbit in the sunflower. I used the following Spectrum Noir markers to color the image: CT1, CT3, CT4, EB1, EB2, FS7, LG2, LG3, LG5. Nest I fussy cut the image out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From my stash, I found some old DoodleBug orange flower pattern paper, which I adhered to a white card base. Then with watercolor cardstock, I used distress ink to make the paper yellow and orange, trimming it so the orange pattern paper could be seen on the sides.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the panel, then wrapped some twine around it. I added the sentiments and a few sequins and last added the bunny.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps - Art Impressions - Easter Blessings
Distress Ink
DoodleBug Designs

February 27, 2018

W & W 4th Birthday Bash - Watercolor with a Twist Challenge

Hello!

I'm back with my last card for Winnie & Walter's Birthday Bash Challenges! This card is for the Watercolor with a Twist, basically, do some watercoloring and some other type of coloring. I did some watercolor smooshing and used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the images.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
I started with watercolor cardstock and used low tack tape to make a small rectangle. Then I used Distress Inks Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed and a piece of acetate to smoosh the color in the rectangle. When I was happy with the colors I set it aside to dry.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Next, I stamped two party decor, a big one and small one from The Party stamp set. I used BO1, BO4, OR2, OR3 to color both, then I fussy cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

When my watercolor was dry I removed the tape and used my MISTI to stamp the Every Day is a Party With You sentiment in pigment ink. I adhered black twine to the back of each decor and then added them to the card with foam tape. With liquid adhesive, I folded the twine over the top and adhered it to the back side. When they were dry I added the watercolor panel to a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps - Winnie & Walter - The Party
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed
Twine - May Arts

W & W 4th Birthday Bash - Four Challenge

Hiya!!

Here again with another card for the W & W Birthday Bash! This time it's the 4 Challenge. I made a baby card and to follow the challenge used 4 images (from the Welcome to the Family set), 4 pattern papers, 4 sequins and I only used 4 different markers to color the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
I started by die cutting and stamping the images. Then I colored them with my Spectrum Noir Markers, BG6, CR4, IG2, RB1. To add shading, I waited until my coloring was dry, then went back in with the same color to add another layer for shading.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Then I picked out four different patterns from Crate Paper - Little You pad. I cut them into strips and fit them next to each other across the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

From the paper pad I cut out the Sweet Dreams Little One sentiment rectangle and arranged the four animals around the sentiment. Last I added 4 clear sequins.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I have just one more card for the Birthday Bash to share in just a little bit!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Winnie & Walter - Welcome to The Family
Spectrum Noir Marker
Pattern paper: Crate Paper - Little You

W & W 4th Birthday Bash - Anything But a Card Challenge

Hello!!

I'm stopping by with more projects I made for Winnie & Walter's Birthday Bash! For the Anything But a Card Challenge I made a box for cards. I happened upon this video through Instagram. The box dimensions would not quite fit an A2 card, but know that I've made one I can play adjusting the measurements to fit several A2 cards.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
I'm not going to go it to details on how I made it, you can watch the video for that!! I made the box out of Kraft cardstock and then cut some purple cardstock to fit on top.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
From W & W The Party set I stamped the party hat outline in a dark color and the stripe in a smaller purple. I also stamped the fancy edge along the bottom edge and then fussy cut it out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

On a strip of Kraft cardstock I stamped Hooray It's your Day and then added it to the purple panel. I added twine to the panel wrapping it around and tieing it like a package. Then I added the party hat with foam tape. Last I adhered the panel to the top of the box.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Winnie & Walter - The Party
Twine: Hemptique
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Royal Velvet, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding

February 25, 2018

W&W 4th Birthday Bash - Inspiration Challenge

Hello!!

This is my second W & W Birthday Bash card, for the Inspiration Challenge. Another baby card using light and light dark pink with white and kraft. Here is the Inspiration photo:

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
I started by white embossing the big bubbly border stamp from Scenery: The Party Hangover on some dark pink cardstock. From light pink cardstock, I die cut a stitched rectangle. I added the dark pink panel with foam tape and trimmed off the excess at the sides and top. Then I added the panel to a Kraft card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Next, I stamped and die cut the cut bear and rabbit from Welcome to the Family. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the image. From The Big, The Bold, and the Happy I stamped and embossed the Happy on the dark pink. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

From the Family set, I stamped Little One on a Kraft strip and added it below the Hello. Last I added a strip of kraft cardstock across the top of the card and the colored image with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Thanks for stopping by!! I'll be back tomorrow with more W & W birthday bash cards!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Winnie & Walter (see above for the sets)
Embossing powder: Crafter's Companion - White

W & W 4th Birthday Bash Repetitive Stamping Challenge

Hello!

This month is Winnie & Walter's Birthday, I played along in previous years and thought I better play along again this year for good luck!! Plus I really needed some baby cards and challenges are a great way for me to get some cards made!! I did 5 of their 10 challenges. If you want to play along, get cracking because you have until Wednesday to play along!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
The first challenge I did was Repetitive Stamping. I started with one of the border stamps from the Scenery: The Party Hangover set. With my MISTI I moved the cardstock panel around to get the creative stamping happening, changing the colors with every new stamping. The stamp isn't long enough on the diagonal, but I figured I would add some cardstock or something to cover that area up.

Next, I stamped and die cut the super cute giraffe from Welcome to the Family stamp set. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color him up!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

I picked out some shimmering paper from Crafter's Companion that matched my stamping and added it to the panel on the diagonal. Then I stamped the sentiment from The Big, The Bold and Blessings along with The Big, The Bold and the Happy.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

I used Altenew inks to stamp the background and I thought that the little giraffe needed something so I used one of the inks to color some twine and then tied it in a tiny bow and adhered it to the giraffe. Last, I added the giraffe to the card with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!! I'll be back in a little while with my second W&W Birthday Bash card!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Winnie & Walter - See above
Ink: Altenew
MISTI
Pink Cardstock - Crafter's Companion

February 22, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Border Stamps

Hello!!

This is my second post today, click here for my Art Impressions post. I'm also on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today! Here is a little sneak peek, I hope you will stop by!!


Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #226 - Anything Goes

Hello!!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Anything Goes challenge #226! My card features the Road Trip stamp set! Great for cards and scrapbooking road trips!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with navy cardstock and die cut it with a stitched rectangle. Then I added a pink and white washi tape to the navy cardstock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I used a fancy stitched die to stamp two of the road trip images. On scrap paper, I stamped two of the trip signs. Then I used my Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils to color the images.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the signs to the images and then added them to the card with foam tape. Next, I stamped the sentiment and trimmed it and added it in between the images. Last I added the navy panel to a grey card base!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps - Art Impressions - Road Trip
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils

February 21, 2018

Speedy Recovery

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! The Catastrophy Set is perfect if you are a cat lover or know one!! Several images and lots of funny sentiments are perfect for cat lovers!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the cat with the collar and then using my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it. I used: BO3, BO4, GB3, IG2, Blender. Then I used a stitched rectangle to cut out the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I picked out some pink and gold pattern paper, one pattern was pink with gold dots and I used a stitched rectangle to cut it out and adhered it to a grey card base. From a pink triangle pattern, I cut just a little bit bigger than the stamped rectangle.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I found from my stash some gold washi tape and I added three stripes of it on the polka dot paper lengthwise. Then I added the image and other pattern paper on top with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I stamped the Wishing Your Furry Friend a Speedy Recovery sentiment and notched one end. I added the sentiment with foam tape. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps - Art Impressions - Catastrophy
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern paper: My Minds Eye - Fancy That
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies

February 20, 2018

Crafter's Companion on HSN March 7th

Hello!!

Crafter's Companion will be on HSN March 7th with a ton of great new products!! Like a TON!! Today I have a card featuring a new Stamps by Chloe, doing some watercoloring stamping and die cutting!!  Check out Crafter's Companion website here for a peek at some of the new products coming to HSN!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started with Blossoming Foliage stamp set and did some watercolor stamping!! It's a super easy and fun technique. With Blossom, Scarlet, Leaf Green, and Moss Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers I colored the leaves and flower stamps, spritzed some water and then stamped them on CC's Watercolor Cardstock. If need I would recolor the image, spritzed and stamp again if I didn't have enough color.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I set assigned the background to dry and then moved on to the flowers. I used Blossom and the smooshing technique on some watercolor cardstock. Then I used the Layered Flower die to cut a few flowers, then I adhered a few layers together and added a black enamel dot to the center.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I stamped two leaves with the same watercolor stamping technique mentioned above and fussy cut them out. When my panel was dry I wrapped some black twine around it a few times and tied it in a knot.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Last I added the flower and leaves on top of the twine. I used a clear block to hold it in place until it was dry. Then I could 'fluff' up the flower petals.

Thanks for stopping by!! I'll be back later in the week another card featuring new products that will be available March 7th on HSN!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Stamps by Chloe - Blossoming Foliage
Die: Stamps by Chloe - Layered Flower
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
Crafter's Companion - Watercolor Cardstock
May Arts - Black Twine.

February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!! I'm single so no celebrations for me, but I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a Valentine card to share with you!! It features the Valentine Mail, part of the Windows to the World stamp line. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the image on white cardstock and using my Spectrum Noir Marker to color it. I used: AB1, AB3, AG1, AG2, AP2, BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, BO4, CT1, CT3, CT4, LG1, LG2, LG4, LG5, PP1, PP2, PP4, PP5, RB1, RB2. I did a bit of quick coloring, leaving some white areas as I colored which helps to give it a light fresh spring-like feel to the image!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I trimmed the image down to make a square and round the corners. Next, I decided to use up some old stickers that I have had forever!! They are from SRM Stickers called We've Got Your Borders Valentine. I checked and they show up on their website, but currently out of stock. Not sure if this means to do still carry them or not because I really have had these a long time!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I basically added the border stickers one after each other across a white card base! Then I added the stamped image to the center with foam dots and last rounded just the bottom two corners!

Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Valentine Mail
Spectrum Noir Markers
SRM Stickers

February 9, 2018

CLC & Gracielle Designs Collaboration


Hello!!

I'm excited to be hopping with designers from Coffee Loving Cardmakers AND Gracielle Designs!! Gracielle has designed an amazing coffee digi stamp set called Coffee & Love! You can hop along to see lots of different takes on this fab stamp set!!

If you arrived from the amazing Dana Gong blog, you are in the right place!! If you get lost you can check out the blog hop list on the CLC blog or Gracielle blog! You can also find the beginning of the hop if you want to start there!! Oh, and don't forget to leave comments along the way for your chance at 2 $10 gift cards to Gracielle Designs Etsy shop!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Gracielle Designs
Ok! On to my card!! I started by printing out the image and sentiments!! Being a digital stamp you can resize them to fit your needs!! Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the image, I used: AB1, AB2, AB3, AP1, AP2, AP4, BG3, BG4, BG6, BG7, BG8, BT9, CG2, DG3, DR7. Then I fussy cut around the image and one of the sentiments.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Gracielle Designs

For my background, I used the leftover negative of a foil transfer! For the other project, I used a stencil and added liquid adhesive from Therm O Web, kind of like embossing paste! But since its glue as soon as your done, wash it! I let the adhesive totally dry! Also, note that depending on how careful you are or want to be some glue can get under the stencil. It can give a nice not perfect/aged look to it. The stencil I used was Simon Says Stamp Dots and Lines.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Gracielle Designs

When the adhesive was dry I added Therm O Web's Deco Gold Foil to the panel. The gold sticks to the adhesive. What's left over is the negative part of the stencil on the transfer foil and this is what I used on my card. I just added the transfer foil to a piece of adhesive cardstock and that panel was added to a white card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Gracielle Designs
Next, I added a strip of brown cardstock with foam dots along with my colored image on top. I applied some light brown ink to the sentiment as the white cardstock was too stark against the card. The sentiment went next to the coffee cup and last I added a few sequins and cork dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop in the hop is the super talented Erin Theim!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Gracielle Designs - Coffee and Love
Spectrum Noir Markers
Therm O Web: Liquid Adhesive, Gold Deco Foil
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Festive Fall Mix
Cork Dots: Recollections
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp - Dots & Lines

February 8, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Stitching & Sewing

Hello!

This is my second post today, click here for my Art Impressions post. I'm also on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today! Here is a little sneak peek, I hope you will stop by!!


Dana