May 6, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Hello!! 

Mother's Day is just around the corner and i wanted to share a nice and easy card that can be quickly made for your Mother!! When i started i had something else in mind, but after 3 tries i figured it wasn;t going to work and that i need some new cutting plates for my big shot!!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by die cutting a panel from watercolor paper, then i stamped First Bloom Window with black versafine pigment ink. I messed up the stamping so i turned it over and stamped it better the second time!! LOL!!! Hey, it happens, and the back is just as good as the front!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

To color the Window i used Spectrum Aqua markers (floral set), they are new to me and this was my first time using them. I did use some distress markers for the pots and to deepen the color of the bunny. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Since my other die cutting wasn;t working to spice up the card i added a little sparkle with a Wink of Stella to the flowers. Next i stamped the Mother's Day sentiment from the FDMD Set. With a pink marker and water i colored in the hearts at the sentiment.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Distress Markers
Spectrum Aqua Markers - Floral
Wink of Stella

May 5, 2015

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #143

Hello!!

It's time for a new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More!! The challenge this week is Holiday's!! Our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps and i am using the Spring Bird digital stamp. Make sure you play along with us for your chance to win 7 digi stamps!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Bugaboo Stamps
I started by resizing the spring bird in Word, then i added my own sentiment, Happy Mother's Day. I picked out  fancy font from Word and moved the bird around until i liked the layout of the bird and sentiment. Then i printed it out and colored it up with Copic markers. I didn;t color the bird with any kind of bird in mind, if it matches a real bird out there it was not intentional!! hehehe!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Bugaboo Stamps

I cut the bird out with a stitched rectangle. Next i wrapped some brown bakers twine around one side of the rectangle and tied it in a bow. Then i added a few glitter gems around the bird.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Bugaboo Stamps

Next i found some pattern paper that matched the brown bakers twine, but i wanted it to be a little lighter so i went over the paper with a white pigment ink. This muted the paper nicely. I added the pattern paper to a white card base and last added the bird panel with foam tape!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Bugaboo Stamps
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will play along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps - Spring Bird
Copic Markers
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Fresh Snow
Twine: Jillibean - Bean Stalks Red/Brown
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey - Fact

Make A Splash

Hello!!

How is everyone doing? It was very nice Sunday and i spent the whole day outside working in the garden! I wanted to get a few things done, but well the sunshine and fresh air was calling my name!! We a bit of rain coming, so that will be good for the seeds i planted!! And while its raining i can be inside catching up!! LOL!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Anyway today i am sharing a card featuring  The Alley Way Stamps ! i am using a couple of the new May release stamps Something's Fishy and Gill-Friend (this months free set with a $40 purchase). I am also entering this over at Craft Your Passions Challenges - Always Anything Goes!

I started by making my background, i pulled out some shimmer card stock in three different shades of aqua. I placed a stencil over each one and used 3 different shades of blue ink to lightly ink the wave stencil.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i die cut bunch of circles from each of the three colors, i also used three different sized circles! Apparently i had a thing for 3s that day!! hehehe!! When everything was cut i adhered them to a white card base.

Then i stamped the cute dolphin from Gill-Friend on some water color paper. I used one of the blue inks i used on the background to stamp the dolphin, then used a grey distress marker to color him up. I cut him out and then used a similar colored distress marker to ink the edges.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I cut a strip of grey card stock and stamped a few water drops and the Make A Splash sentiment, then embossed them with white embossing powder! Then i added the grey strip and dolphin to my card with foam dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Something's Fishy, Gill-Friend
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist
Cardstock: Recollections - Sophia
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp - Wave

 

May 1, 2015

Art Impressions & Tombow Blog Hop

Hello!!

Welcome to the Art Impressions & Tombow Blog Hop!!

You should have gotten here from Beth Watson's blog but if you stumbled across my blog stop by the Art Impressions' Blog to start! My post is photo heavy, but i think its worth it!! :)


For my project i made a present shaped card. I started with a present cut file that i manipulated to make a card. I cut the base from white card stock and the different pieces from a pattern paper pad.

To assemble my card i first scored a line on the back piece about an inch and half from the top. Next i used Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. This glue is great when you need a really good strong hold!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions & Tombow

While my card base dried, i stamped and colored my image, but i'll go into a little more detail in just a second. I cut a some strip paper for the present and used Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive, you can see i used it on the back of side of the pattern paper.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions & Tombow

I used the same adhesive for the pattern piece for the lid of the present.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions & Tombow

Next i used the Multi Liquid glue to add the three bow pieces to the card. It works great with smaller pieces that the tape runner is too big for.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions & Tombow

Next i wanted to cover the point where the ribbon pieces come together, i don;t like how it looked. So i found a grey button from my stash. To adhere it i used Tombow's New Adhesive Dots, which works great with adhereing embellishments!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions & Tombow

Last i just needed to adhere the stamped panel. While my card base was drying i stamped Art Impressions Girlfriends Out to Lunch set. I used distress markers, water and a paintbrush to color the image. Next i stamped the 'Happy Birthday' above the two ladies.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions & Tombow

I added three strips of Tombow Foam Tape to the back of my stamped panel and adhered it to the center of the present card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions & Tombow

And here are a few pictures of the finished card!! It was really fun to make! Using a cut file cuts down on the time and the adhesives are so easy to use! And of course doing some fun coloring!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions & Tombow

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions & Tombow





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The Art Impressions prize includes: Elephant Set, Cat Big Mouth, The Queen Set and Joy Found Window.

To win, enter on the Rafflecopter above! You have until May 5th at 11:50 EST to enter. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on May 6th 2015.

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Your next stop is the talented Daniella Hayes.

The hop list in case you get lost or want to start at the beginning
Dana Warren  (You are here!)

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions: Girlfriends Out to Lunch
Adhesives: Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive, Tombow Adhesive Dots, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Tombow Foam Tape
Pattern Paper: Craft Smith - Blackberry Lemon
Cut File: Presents by Echo Park Paper Co

April 30, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps May Blog Hop

Hello!!

It's time for a new release over at The Alley Way Stamps!! Yay!!! ANNNDD the semester is officially over!! Now i can relax, be lazy, craft all day ..... ok, i was dreaming there for a minute! Haha!! I will have more craft time and i'll be applying to a program at a local university, so i'll still be doing stuff and of course there's work! But anyway back to the release!! It ROCKS!! All these new sets go great together you will want all of them!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Today i am featuring the new Gill Friend set! It's this months FREE set with a $40 purchase!! For your chance with all 3 new sets make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps for the details!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started my card by pressing a couple aqua inks onto my craft mat and spritzing it with water. Next i pressed a watercolor panel into the ink, then set it aside to dry. On a piece of white card stock i stamped and masked several of the fish and seaweed. I used memento black ink for the outline images and an orange pigment ink for the solid coral like stamp. The stamps i used to make my scene came from all of the new sets.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

After i was done stamping i colored up the image with copic markers. Then i trimmed three sides and cut out around the fish and seaweed from the top of the scene. Next i stamped and cut out the little fish hook from the Gill Friend set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I wrapped some twine around the hook, added the hook to the watercolor panel with foam tape. Then adhered the twine up to the top of the panel and folded it over.  Next i added the watercolor panel to a white card base and then adhered the scene panel with foam tape.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Then i stamped the 'hooked on you' sentiment from Gill Friend above the hook and stamped the explanation point above one of the fishes (i just love his wide eyes!!)

Thanks for stopping by! The hop list is below, make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team and there wonderful projects!!

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This super adorable Mini Set, Gill-Friend, is FREE when you spend $40.00 
or more during the month of May 2015.


So, are you ready to hop???!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Alphabet Soup, Gill Friend, Little Fellas, All Washed Up, Somethings Fishy
Copic Markers
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist. Memento Luxe - Morocco

April 29, 2015

The Queen

Hiya!!

It's my day on the Art Impressions Blog! For my card today i used The Queen Set from the new Vintage collection and paired her up with some gold pattern paper!! 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping her on some white card stock, i colored her arms and hair with Copic markers. Then i stamped her again on some pink pattern paper and again on some white card stock. I cut out the collar and cuffs from the white card stock and then cut her dress out of the pattern paper.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I cut my colored image with a square die, then adhered the dress pieces. Next i added the white collar and cuffs, so you get a bit of dimension with all the layers without using foam tape!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
The pattern paper i am using all comes from the same paper pad, Blush Glam by Craft Smith. I cut a pink strip and added it to the cut rectangle, then added some pink twine that i tied in a knot. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


For the card base i added a white and gold pattern, it is so shiny!! I added The Queen panel to the card base with foam tape. Then i cut a small rectangle and stamped the sentiment (an awesome sentiment by the way!!), that got added to the card with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - The Queen Set
Copic Markers
Pattern Paper: Craft Smith - Blush Glam
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangles. My Favorite Things - Blue Print #13

April 28, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps - Sneak Peek #2

Hello!!

How is everyone doing? It's the last week of the semester and i am so ready for the end! Just a few more days!!! :D But it's almost time for the May release over at The Alley Way Stamps!! I am just loving this release, all the sets go together so well!! I'm showing a sneak of Something's Fishy!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by pressing a few ink pads onto my craft mat and then spritzing a little water. I pressed a white card base into the ink, then set it aside to dry.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

While my card base was drying i stamped the mama and baby whales on some card stock that has a shimmer to it. I used a versamark marker to add a little shading to the whales, then i used a white opaque pen to add a some dots to the whales.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

When my card base was dry i placed a wave stencil over it and sponged on some white pigment ink. Then i used spray ink to flick spots all over the card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I added the whales with foam tape and last stamped the 'I Love You a Tone' sentiment to the bottom right! Aren;t these whales so cute!! I just love them!!

Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog for your chance to win this new set!! And make sure you stop by Thursday for your chance to win all 3 new sets from the May release!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Something's Fishy, All Washed Up, Little Fellas (shhh, this card just happens to show off a few of the other new sets coming out this month!!)
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Fresh Snow
Stencil: Simon Says Stamps - Waves Stencil
Spray Inks: Heidi Swapp - Teal, Mint Green