October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween

Hello AI fans!!

Happy Halloween!!! I'm on the Art Impressions blog today and have 3 cards to share! Figured I'd go ahead and show you all the cards I made with the Halloween Magic stamp set!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Halloween Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils
These cards are pretty straight forward. I used my Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils to color them all. I don't have the colors, but I used almost all it seams like!! 


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Halloween Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils
I used some Halloween pattern paper on each one. The box of Halloween supplies went home with me last weekend, so I don't remember what companies I used. They are a little older, though!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Halloween Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils
Have a great day!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Halloween Magic
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils
Various Halloween Pattern Papers

October 24, 2018

Happy Anniversary

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! If you need an anniversary card, the Perfect Duet stamp set is, well perfect!! LOL!! It has some great funny sentiments along with a Happy Anniversary sentiment! Paired with the two images, you can't go wrong!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir

My card started by stamping the dancing couple. I colored it with my Spectrum Noir Markers: AP1, AP3, AP4, DP1, DP3, DP4, FS3, FS9, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, TB5, TB7,TN2. Then I fussy cut the image out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir

Next, I stamped the radio, randomly on a gray card base. I cut a white strip of card stock and adhered it across the card to give my dancers a floor. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir

I stamped the Happy Anniversary and heat embossed it on black card stock. I trimmed the card stock and notched one end. Last, I added both the sentiment and couple to the card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Perfect Duet
Spectrum Noir Markers

October 23, 2018

Happy Halloween

Hello!

Today I'm stopping in with a card I made over the weekend. I have a lot to do, catching up and hoping to work ahead, but before I got started I decided to make a card for fun!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Pretty Pink Posh - Halloween
I started with Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Pals, masking and stamping them on card stock. Then I worked on the background, figured I'd save coloring them to last increase I mess up. I kept the masks on that I used when stamping and used some distress ink to color the background. I used Dusty Concord, Walnut Stain, Tea Dye, Picked Raspberry and Black Soot.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Pretty Pink Posh - Halloween

Then I stamped the stars in the set and then splattered some black and white paint, oh and some plain water droplets, too! While everything dried, I found some pattern paper and white heat embossed the Happy Halloween sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Pretty Pink Posh - Halloween

Next, I peeled off the mask and used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the images. I used: BG3, BG4, BG8, BO4, D44, DR6, EB1, EB2, FS6, GB8, IG6, IG9, OR2, OR3, YG1, YG3. Then I trimmed the panel down a little.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Pretty Pink Posh - Halloween

I added purple card stock to a card base and then wrapped some twine around the bottom of my colored panel. I added it and the sentiment panel to the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh - Halloween Pals
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Inks
Pattern Paper: Recollections - Midnight Magic

October 19, 2018

Coffee Loving Card Makers & Cas-ual Fridays Stamp Blog Hop


Hello!!

Coffee Loving Card Makers and Cas-ual Friday's Stamps have gotten together for a special blog hop!! Cas-ual Friday's have several coffee stamps sets that you NEED in your stash!!! If you are here from the fabulous Robyn Jordan! At the end of my post is a the hop list if you want to start at the beginning.

Remember to leave comments along the way to win one of three $25 Gift Certificates to Cas-ual Fridays Stamps!! Commenting to close on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 11:55 pm pacific. Winners will be posted on Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog on Saturday, October 27th.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Cas-ual Fridays Stamps - Coffee

I made two cards, one a fall themed card and the other my first winter card of the season! My first card features Coffee Talk and the To Go Cup Fri-Die. I started with a fall themed pattern paper pad from Recollections and cut the coffee cup from different patterns. Then just assembled the cup.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Cas-ual Fridays Stamps - Coffee

Next, I added a wood grain pattern to a white cardbase. For the sentiment I stamped the Coffee with some very old specialized metallic paint like stuff. I made this card while I was at home, and these paints have been on my mom's craft desk for ages!! It was a little soupy, but it still worked! I painted the coffee and stamped it on white cardstock. When it was dry I fussy cut it out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Cas-ual Fridays Stamps - Coffee

I splattered a few other colors all over my cardbase and when that was dry I stamped the Because Adulting is Hard sentiment. The coffee cup was added with foam tape and last I added the Coffee sentiment to the cup with foam tape.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Cas-ual Fridays Stamps - Coffee

For my second card I went with a winter theme, using Fancy Pants Wish Season pattern papers, ephemera pack and puffy stickers. I started with a pink pattern inking the edges with distress ink. I used the coffee cup dies to cut a couple patterns and then assembled the pieces. Then I wrapped some twine around it and tied it in a bow above the mug wrapper.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Cas-ual Fridays Stamps - Coffee

From the ephemera pack I picked out the Chill sentiment, a snowflake and a flower bunch. I added the cup and cut outs with foam tape. At first I planned on a sentiment, but in the end I liked it with out one and just went with the Chill! Last I added a few puffy stars.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Cas-ual Fridays Stamps - Coffee

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Dana Gong!!! Below is the blog hop links if you get lost!!

Dana



October 18, 2018

Art Impressions Challenge #243 - Add Embellishments

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #243 - Add Embellishments! AI also has some new Windows to the World!! Make sure you stop by the AI blog for more inspiration using these new stamps!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers
My card features the Autumn Window! I colored it with my Spectrum Noir Markers and then cut it out with AI's stitched square dies.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers

I picked out some pattern papers from Echo Park Paper Co - Celebrate Autumn. I added one pattern to a white cardbase and cut a bigger square from another pattern. Then I adhered the color square on top and added it to the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers

For my embellishments I used the Hello Fall sentiment from the Celebrate Autumn Ephemera pack and tied a twine bow. I added the sentiment with foam tape and adhered the bow with liquid adhesive.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Window to the World - Autumn Window
Spectrum Noir Markers
Echo Park Paper Co - Celebrate Autumn

October 17, 2018

One More Candle

Hello!!

I'm on Art Impressions blog today!!! I don't know about you but I need to make more birthday cards!! The Giant Cake card is a perfect set, especially if you are in the mood to color!!

I started by stamping the image and then the sentiment above it. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the image: AG1, AG3, AG5, AP1, AP3, AP4, DR4, EB5, EB6, FS2, FS9, HB2, HB3, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, MB2, MB3, MB4, OR1, OR3, LV3, TN2.  Copic E55, E59



Then I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle. I found some cool kraft and gold foil pattern paper. I added it to a white cardbase. 



I added the the colored panel and then found a black and gold foil heart. I added the heart with a gold envelope shaped paper clip.


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Giant Cake Set
Spectrum Noir Markers

October 10, 2018

Exercise

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card featuring the Dare to be Fabulous stamp set! The sentiments in this set are just hilarious!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers

I started my card by stamping, coloring and then fussy cutting the single lady in the set. I used the following Spectrum Noir Markers: AG1, AG3, AG5, AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4, EB5, EB6, FG2, FG9, MB1, MB3, MB4, TN2.


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers

For my background I used an older Prima stencil and Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate ink to color in the stencil, making the center darker. I stamped the Exercise sentiment in the bottom left corner and then adhered the image with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir Markers

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Dare of to be Fabulous
Spectrum Noir Markers
Prima Stencil
Papertrey Ink - Dark Chocolate

October 4, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hello!!

This is my second post today! You can click here for my Art Impressions post. I am also on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with some ideas for Quilt Inspired Cards!! I hope you'll stop by!! Here is a little sneak peek!!

Dana

Art Impressions Challenge 242 - Vibrant Colors

Hello!!

It's time for the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #242! The challenge is Vibrant Colors!! And AI has some new Flutters!! These are so darn cute!! Check out the AI blog for the other designs!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Interactive Halloween

My card features the Bat Flutter Set. I picked out some vibrant cardstock in the color of a rainbow, but when I added them to a cardbase, I mixed them up so they wouldn't look like a rainbow.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Interactive Halloween

The last color was orange and I stamped the I'm Simply Batty For You sentiment at the bottom right corner. Next, I stamped and color the bat and hat. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers, then the matching dies to cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Interactive Halloween

Each set comes with instructions to assemble the wings and moving mechanism. I die cut a heart from some black cardstock and threaded the tab through a slit in the heard Next, I adhered the bat down with foam tape and the heart with foam tape to the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Interactive Halloween

Last I added the little spider the bottom of the tab and hand wrote PULL at the end. I left everything else plain, because all the fun is in the cute bat and making his wings go up and down!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Bat Flutter Set
Spectrum Noir Markers
Little B - Heart Die

October 3, 2018

We'll be Friends

Hello!!

Today I'm on the Art Impressions with a card featuring the Dare to Be Fabulous stamp set! If you need some quick backgrounds for cards AND you have lots of pattern paper scraps, I have the solution for you!

Cut card stock to your favorite size. Trim pattern paper scraps into strips. Adhere strips randomly to your cardstock panel and trim off overhang! Set aside for later use! I use strips from one pad, so that everything matches!! This helps if you need a quick card and don't want to spend a lot of time on the background!! The background below was made from an old Basic Grey Aurora pattern paper pad.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir

I stamped the group of ladies from the Dare to be Fabulous set and then colored them with my Spectrum Noir Markers! I do have the colors today!! You may have remember from last week my computer was acting up, well it crashed and could not come back! So I'm using an old one until I can sell some purged crafty items! Luckily I backed up my documents and pictures just that day it crashed!! 
The SN markers I used were: AG1, AG3, AG5, AP1, AP3, AP4, EB5, EB6, FS2, FS9, HB2, HB3, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, LV3, MB2, MB4, OR2, OR3, TN2. Copic colors: E25, E57, E59. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir

I trimmed the image and then rounded the corners, then did the same after stamping the sentiment. Then I adhered the pattern paper panel to a white card base and then added the colored image. To make things interesting I added it at an angle!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir

Next, I added the sentiment with foam tape and some black and purple enamel dots. Using panels already adhered with pattern paper can really help you if you need a quick and easy card!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions - Spectrum Noir

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Dare to be Fabulous
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey Aurora