June 28, 2020

Journals for Life - Plant Lady

Hello and Happy Sunday!!

I'm stopping in with a card featuring a new stamp sets from Journals for Life! I picked these up not too long ago and was determined to use them! I have a bad habit of buying but not inking up the stamps!! I'm a sucker for plant themed stamps and have a few, some of which haven't seen ink yet! But I was determined not to let that happen and actually made two cards with these stamps!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Journals for Life - Plant Lady

There are two Plant Lady stamp sets, a 4x6 and 3x4. I used both on today's card. First, I stamped the plant and watering can images and used my Copic markers to color them up. Then I fussy cut each out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Journals for Life - Plant Lady

Next, I cut a panel of white card stock with a stitched rectangle. With an orange ink from Catherine Pooler, I stamped a background with all the sentiments from the two sets.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Journals for Life - Plant Lady

I adhered the panel to a green card base and then added a strip of black card stock. Last I added the plants and watering can with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Journals for Life - Plant Lady

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'll share my second card featuring these sets later in the coming week!!

Dana

June 27, 2020

Papercrafters Unite Against Racism

Hello!!

I'm participating in a Papercrafters Unite Against Racism Blog Hop. Justine Hovey organized the hop and you can start at her blog or if you are from Jill Cameron Creations you are at the next stop! There are also crafter's hopping along on Instagram and on You Tube! You can get all the info on Justine's blog!


Like the majority of the US and the world, I am so upset, mad, disappointed, sick and so much more with the racial disparities in America, the police that continue to kill Black Americans. I really don't have the right words to express how I feel. In the past I have stayed quite, maybe a comment here or there. However, this is not enough, I've made donations, continued to speak out where in the past I would stay quiet. It's not a lot but I believe every little bit helps and I'm hopeful that we are working to make Black Lives Matter! A few places I like to check in to educate myself and ways to help! ACLU, Innocence Project, The Good Trade (places to donate and ways to be active)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant

My card features Mama Elephant's Three Amigo stamp set. I cut a stitched rectangle from white card stock and then stamped the three amigos, do a tiny bit of masking with one tale. I colored the images with my Copic markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant

For the signs I printed the three words from Word, leaving room between each so I could stamp the paper around each. Then I fussy cut out each little paper. Since they were printed on copy paper, they were flimsy. So I adhered them to card stock, then added them to my card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant

Next, I used my Copics to add a ground and a very light blue for the sky. Then I adhered the panel to a black card base. I kept things simple as not to distance from the Black Lives Matter message!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Mama Elephant

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop in the hop is Mansi Bhatia!! 

Dana


June 26, 2020

Graciellie Designs - Words of Hope

Hello and Happy Friday!

 Today I have a card featuring Graciellie Designs new Words of Hope digital stamp set! Gracie has a new May/June Bundle 2020 Bundle and its on SALE!!! Yay!! I would snap this up now, its full of gorgeous images and fabulous sentiments! Please note my Graciellie Designs links are affiliate links.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

I added the lone orchid image to a word document, then made it bigger. I also added an leaf and a sentiment. Then I printed it out and used my Copic markers to color it the images. With sharp scissors I fussy cut the flowers and leaves out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

Next, I used a Crafter's Companion background die to cut some light purple card stock. I adhered this panel to a black card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

I trimmed the sentiment and added it to my card, then I added the orchid and leaves to the card with foam tape. Then for some sparkle I added some purple rhinestones following the pattern of the purple background die cut.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

June 23, 2020

Graciellie Designs - Words of Hope

Hello!!

I'm popping by with a card featuring Graciellie Designs new digital stamp set Words of Hop!! Gorgeous Orchid flowers with amazing sentiments!! Not one to miss!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Wow Embossing Powder

I started with the Anne Frank sentiment, placing it in the middle of what will be my card panel. Then I added two flower clusters and a few of the single flower and leaves. They went around the edge the of the panel. Then I printed it out!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Wow Embossing Powder

Next, I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the panel. I used my copic markers to color it up. I went with purples and after checking out google, I kept the center dark and did the petals in a light purple, a little hard to see in the photos, but its there!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Wow Embossing Powder

Then I used a versamark ink pad to add watermark ink around the edge of the colored panel. Then I used Wow Embossing Gold heat embossing powder. Blasted it with a little heat, and wa-la  a sweet gold edge for my Orchids!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Wow Embossing Powder

I added a few matte purple gems to the panel and then adhered the whole panel to a black card base with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Wow Embossing Powder

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

June 17, 2020

Graciellie Designs - Barbecue King

Hello!!

Today I'm sharing a card featuring Graciellie Designs new Barbecue King digital stamp set!! Perfect for fathers day!! It's coming up, so grab this set and get your card ready for you dad!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Father's Day

I started by resizing the different foods to fit on the grill, then I added the tongs. After printing the images I used my Copic markers to color them up. Then I fussy cut out the grill and tongs.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Father's Day

I also printed out the Happy Father's Day sentiment, trimmed it to a strip. From my stash of pattern papers I pulled out a red pattern and a black pattern. I used a stitched rectangle to cut both patterns.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Father's Day

For the black pattern panel I ran it through the die cutting machine with the die, but at about half the size. I added the black to the red panel and then added the sentiment with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Father's Day

Then I added the grill and tongs to panel with foam tape. Last I added the panel to a grey card base!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Graciellie Designs - Father's Day

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana