June 28, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Vellum

Hello!!

This is my second post today, click here for my Art Impressions post! I am also on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with some great ideas for using Vellum! Here is a little sneak peek! I hope you will stop by the CLC blog to see my project!!



Art Impressions Challenge #235

Hello!!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #235- Patriotic Colors! You still have a week to play along for your chance at some AI goodies!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For my card, I decided to do some inlay die cutting, of course with some red, white and blue!! I started with a red panel and die cut some stars into it. Then I cut the same stars from white and blue cardstock. Then I inlayed them into my panel and cut some more stars. Those I filled with kraft cardstock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I used the His & Hers Campers stamp set and stamped the lady sitting in a camping chair. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color her, except for the skin instead of using a few Copic markers. Then I fussy cut her out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

On a strip of black cardstock, I white embossed the sentiment. then I added it to the card with foam tape. Then I added my image with foam tape too. I left the rest simple because the background is the show piece!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - His & Her Campers
Spectrum Noir Markers
Copic Markers
My Favorite Things - Star Dies

June 27, 2018

Swagger

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I'm on Art Impressions blog today!! If you know someone who has broken a leg, the Swagger Set is the perfect stamp set for a get well card! 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the image and coloring him with my Spectrum Noir markers. I used: AG1, AG2, AG4, EB6, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, TB6, TB7. He is fairly easy to color, then I just fussy cut him out!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From My Mind's Eye Hooray! paper pad I picked out a polka dot pattern and added it to a white card base. Then I used a square die to cut two different sized squares from two different patterns. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and used small square die to cut it out. I added the two pattern squares to the card with double-sided tape. Last I added the sentiment and image with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Swagger
Spellbinders Square Dies
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye - Hooray!

June 26, 2018

You're Sweet

Hello!

I'm stopping in real quick to share a card I made for Pinkfresh Studio's June Challenge! I actually made this earlier in the month, but just realized the end of the month is almost here and I really needed to get it posted!! The challenge is bows or particular color palette. You can check out the challenge here!



Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Pinkfresh Studio

I really wanted to use the Fruitastic stamp set and even though the colors are not fruit colors, I thought it would be a nice challenge to see if they would work with these colors. So I matched the colors as best as I could to several inks I have.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Pinkfresh Studio

To start I stamped and die cut all the fruits in the set, I realized that it would not be enough to make my fruit wreath. So I stamped and die cut another set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Pinkfresh Studio

Next, I used a Kite Stencil - Torn Edges and used the same light pink, yellow and blue inks that I used for my fruit as my watercolors. I was careful to not use too much water as I didn't want the water to run under the stencil and loose the torn edge look.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Pinkfresh Studio

When that was dry I added it to a white card base and then started arranging the fruit in a wreath. I adhered the fruit to the card, except for a four of the smallest fruits, I added those with foam tape. Last I stamped the You're Sweet sentiment to the center of the wreath!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps & Dies: Pinkfresh Studio: Fruitastic & Matching Die
Stencil: Kite Stencil - Torn Edges
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Soft Stone, Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet, Blueberry Sky, Harvest Gold

June 23, 2018

Stamping For Families


Hello!

Today I am participating in a special Stamping For Families hop, awareness for the children being separated by our awful President and congressional Republicans. I don't go into politics on my blog even though it's disaster after disaster with Trump. The more people that are aware of this the better! The more people that can see others are out here and do not stand for this, the better! We can all do something, big or small, it all matters! Call your representatives, make a donation or volunteer! Everything and anything makes a difference!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant
On to my card, I started with a chevron background die from Papertrey Ink. I used it to cut out a white chevron from felt and then cut it multiple times from colored felt. With adhesive, I adhered it to a white card base and filled in the chevron with different colors.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant

Then I used Mama Elephants In My Heart stamp set. I colored all the little children with Spectrum Noir and Copic Markers. Then I fussy cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant

One of the sentiments in the set really spoke to me. A message to anyone affected by Trump and the Republicans: May You Be Protected In All That You do And Know That Our Thoughts Are Always With You. Basically, you are not alone! I stamped and white embossed this on black cardstock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant

I added the sentiment to the card and arrange the kids around the sentiment. So the kids were not lonely I added a few of the tiny images in the set, the butterfly, snail, and turtle.

You can check out other crafters in the link up below! Some are having giveaways! You can participate too by adding a card to the link up!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my post. If your a fellow resister, hello and welcome. If you're not, well stay if you want but I hope you will wake up and see what is really going on around you. Children need their families!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Mama Elephant - In My Heart
Die & Felt: Papertrey Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Copic Markers (skin colors)



June 20, 2018

Brighten Your Day

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I'm on the Art Impressions blog today!! Have you seen the 2 new Funny Farm stamp sets yet? My card features the Guinea Pig Out set!! 

I started by stamping one of the guinea pig images on watercolor cardstock. Then I used my Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils and an alcohol blender pen to activate the pencils.  I used: Clay, Bison, and Gravel. Then I fussy cut him out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I have lots of older 6 x 6 pattern paper pads that have leftover strips of paper. I can't throw them out, so instead, when I have time first I trim them to make sure they are straight. If they are really wide I will cut them in half. Then I added the strips to a panel in random order. The extra on the sides I trim and throw away (these are too small to use). I keep these panels on hand for one when I need a fast card or two if I just feel like making an easy, no thinking card!! I know we all have days like that!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

So, I picked out one of my premade backgrounds and added it to a white card base. From black cardstock, I cut a circle and added it to the card with foam tape. On a strip of white cardstock, I stamped the Sending You a Grinny Pig to Brighten Your Day.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the sentiment strip with foam tape and then added the cute guinea pig above the sentiment and on top of the circle with foam tape. Last I scattered a few sequins across the card.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Guinea Pig Out
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils
Alcohol Blender pen

June 15, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Lil Inker Designs

Hello!

The Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Lil' Inker Designs have gotten together for a Sponsor Solo!! Lil' Inker just had a new release, with some great new coffee stamps and dies!! Lil' Inker was generous and sent the CLC DT the Super Coffee Stamp & Die!


Stop by the CLC blog for the list of designers, leave comments at each blog for your chance at 2 Super Coffee Stamp & Die Bundles!

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Lil' Inker Designs

I started with the Lil' Inkers Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern Die and the Darling Diamonds stamp set. I did one card in more manly colors, then later decided to do a more feminine card! I used my MISTI and PTI inks to stamp the diamonds in the stitched pattern. Along the bottom, I stamped the Drink Coffee Be Awesome sentiment.

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Lil' Inker Designs

Next, I stamped and die cut the super cup. For the guy's cup I used my Spectrum Noir markers, but for the gals cup, I did some paper piecing. For both, I cut a strip of black cardstock and added it to each card and then added the super coffee's on top.

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Lil' Inker Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Make sure to stop by the CLC blog for all the great inspiration and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win this stamp set and die!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps & Dies: Lil' Inker Designs - Super Coffee, Circles & Diamonds Stitched Pattern, Darling Diamonds
Papertrey Ink
Spectrum Noir Markers

June 14, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Square Punches

Hello!!

This is my second post today, click here for my Art Impressions post! I am also on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with some great ideas for using Square Punches! Here is a little sneak peek!! I hope you will stop by the CLC blog to see my project!!


Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #234 - Odd Animals

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #234 - Odd Animals! AI has two new Funny Farm stamps! Make sure to stop by the blog to check out these sets and the great projects by the DT!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
My card features the Guinea Pig Out set! I started by stamping the two Guinea Pigs sharing the cake on watercolor cardstock. To color I used my Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils, but instead of using water to activate the pencil I used an alcohol blender pen. Then I fussy cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From some summery pattern paper I cut out circles from different patterns, then one circle from a white wood pattern. On the white wood circle I stamped the It's Your Birthday Pig Out! sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I arranges the pattern paper circles on a black cardbase. When I was happy with an arrangement I added the guinea pigs and sentiment with foam tape. Last I rounded the edges.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Don't forget to stop by the blog and play along for your chance at some AI goodies!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Guinea Pig Out
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Place - Summer Dreams

June 13, 2018

Crafter's Companion on HSN Today!

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This is my second post today, click here for my Art Impressions post!

Crafter's Companion is on HSN today, with some great crafting goodies!! HSN is also having a weeklong craft sale, so make sure to tune and check out their website!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Today's card features another Create A Card die, Spring Garden. I started by die cutting some white cardstock and then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the flowers and leaves. I used AP1, AP2, AP4, HB2, HB3, OR2, OR3.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I made 5 x 5 card base from black cardstock. I placed the colored panel over the card base. With the Birthday Wishes stamp from CC's Beautiful Bloom set I marked with a pencil where I liked the sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then I set aside the colored panel so I could stamp and white heat emboss the sentiment directly onto the black card base. With foam tape, I adhered the colored to the card base. Last I added some pearls to the flower centers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to stop by HSN for some great crafty goodness!! I'll be back tomorrow with two posts, again!! Busy times!! :)

Dana

Supplies

Die: Crafter's Companion - Create A Card Die: Spring Garden
CC Premium White Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Markers
CC Stamp Set: Beautiful Bloom
CC White Embossing Powder

Ribbiting

Hello!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card featuring the Toad Wiggle Wobble stamp set!! These Wiggle Wobbles are so cute and fun!! Great way to add an interactive feature to your card!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started by stamping the cute lady toad and then die cutting all the pieces with the matching dies. The set comes with some white brads and I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color them green, along with coloring all the images. I used AG 1, AG3, AG5, CT1, CT4, DR1, DR5, GY1, GY2, LG1, LG3, YG1, YG3. I used the brads to assemble lady toad!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I did the background! I used a Hero Arts Floral Fillagree stencil and placed it over a white card base. I used washi tape to hold it in place. Then I used the SN markers I used above to color in the stencil. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Then I stamped the sentiment I Find You Quite Ribbiting on a strip of grey cardstock and added it to the card. From my stash, I found decorated acetate shapes, a star and arrow that I added to the card too.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Last, I added the lady toad with a wobble. Not only does she wobble, but her arms and legs will dance too!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps - Art Impressions: Toad Wiggle Wobble
Spectrum Noir Markers
Hero Arts - Floral Filagree Stencil

June 12, 2018

Crafter's Companion on HSN Tomorrow

Hello!!

I'm stopping by today with a card I made with Crafter's Companion Create A Card dies coming to HSN, TOMORROW! It's not the usual all 24hr craft day (next one is in July!), but they have some great CC goodies!! AND HSN is having a crafty sale all week long, check it out here!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started with the Create A Card - Love is in the Air and cut it out from Crafter's Companion Shimmering Cardstock, Rose Pearl. I also cut the extra loose flowers from another piece of the cardstock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

With my Spectrum Noir Marker PV4, I colored the petals on the loose flowers to make them darker. Then I added them on top of their matching flowers. Some of the small flowers, that didn't have a matching loose flower, I just colored the petals with the marker. Then I added a mix of clear, and black rhinestones to the flowers centers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I made a card base from white cardstock and added a panel of CC's Pearl White shimmering cardstock. From Black Pearl, I used CC's Classiques Only Word Dies - Upper and Lower to spell out Love You.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then I added my pink layer on top of the Pearl White, just adhere it around the edges. I tucked in the Love You letters inside the heart, adhering them to white pearl. And wa-la! An easy way to get an elegant looking card!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with my usual Art Impressions card and later in the day, another Create A Card!

Dana

Supplies:
Dies: Create A Card - Love is in the Air, Classiques - Only Word Dies: Alpha Decorative Lower & Upper
Spectrum Noir Marker - PV4
CC's Shimmering Cardstock: Black Pearl, Pearl White, Rose Pearl
Black and Clear Rhinestones

June 6, 2018

Playtime!

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impression blog with another summer card for you! It finally cooled off a little, but I know it will warm up! This card features the Tan It set!! 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the summer lady and the extra behind stamp on white cardstock. Then I used my Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils to color her up! I used: Linen, Cream, Cider, Royal Blue, Reef Blue, Black, Pewter, Daisy, Mustard, Pumpkin, Carmine, Jade.  I die cut her out with a fancy rectangle. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

With the matching die I cut out her behind. Then I added it with an action wobble! Then I trimmed up some pattern paper from Carta Bella Soak Up the Sun Collection. I added it to a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I added the stamped and colored panel to the card. I decided to not use the sentiment in the set, instead used a couple stickers from the collection pack, Playtime, and Adventure! This comes in handy if you happen to need a quick card!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Tan It Set
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils
Carta Bella - Soak Up The Sun Collection