July 22, 2014

Be Happy

Hi!

Today i have cute and simple card! I used a super old chipboard sticker, you click here to see why i'm mentioning it!! It will be the last card in awhile that has these stickers. Not because i have given up using up completing the whole chipboard sheet and rub on thing, but because its the last 2.5 weeks of the semester and this past weekend there was a nice lull that let me work ahead on my cards. In fact i completed 10 cards this weekend!! I got DT stuff done, did a card for a challenge and a few just for the fun of it. So i'll be showcasing those cards and because making cards over the next couple weeks will be sketchy!!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Ok on to the card! First i used a Tim Holtz stencil and some blue ink and lightly inked up a background that you can't really see in the picture! This is the second card that i've done this on and you would think i would learn to ink it a bit darker...but noooo...!! :D

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i pulled out Bee Unique from The Alley Way Stamps and stamped the bee on some yellow pattern paper. I cut her out and add some wings. I then stamped the tiny flower that is in the same set all over the background. With a black marker i added centers to the flowers.

I added the be happy chipboard sticker, then the bee with foam dots. See, fun and cute! I also made this last week before my weekend card marathon!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana



July 18, 2014

Hello To You

Hi there!!

Today i'm sharing another card i made way back when!! I played with some Avery Elle stamps designed by Heather Campbell, and made this card when i received the stamps, but alas the card stayed in the 'to be blogged' pile for quite some time!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle
I started my taking a strip of watercolor paper, rounded the bottom corners then stamped and masked the little girl, fox and tree stump. She and the fox are sooo cute!!. Next i found a die cut bow from my extra stuff stash and colored the little girl to match it with distress markers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle

I found a green card base and stamped the tiny hearts with versamark ink. Next i die cut the Hello sentiment then stamped the matching stamp. I also stamped 'to you' on the bow and added a sequin.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Avery Elle

I added the strip to my card base and then added the sentiment and bow with foam dots!! I really need to play with set some more!! There has been so many new stamps i can't keep up!! lol!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana



July 17, 2014

Easy Peasy

Hi!!

Guess what?? Its Thursday, which means its almost Friday!! Yay!!! Today i have a super summery card for you!!! I recently found some summer rub-ons and chipboard stickers that are so old, they were probably around in the time of the dinosaurs!!! So i challenged myself to use everything!!! And i mean every image or rub-on!  Here is a picture i took, before i made my card.


I have used a good portion of the rub-ons and only a few of the chipboard stickers. I do have a lonely little rub on 'D' (i must have used part of the sentiment for something else) that i am not going to use, but everything else will make it onto a card... somehow!!! :D

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Ok so to start i pulled out some orange card stock and a tiny star stencil. I placed the stencil over my card base and with a fine tipped black pen colored in the little stars. Next i die cut the rectangle shaped and used a drink, two fruits, flower and 3 little star things all from my rub-on sheet.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Once those were rubbed on my panel, i stamped the sentiment from The Alley Way Stamps set Lemon Squeezy. I used the black pen to draw a lines around the rectangle. I wanted a little more pink, to go with the flower, so i die cut some double ended banners, then colored them with some matching ink. I trimmed the banners to get three and adhered them behind the rectangle panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Last i added the panel to my card base with foam dots. I love how bright and summery this card turned out!! Stay tuned for more cards using these super old rub-ons and chipboard stickers!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana



July 15, 2014

Waffle Flower Challenge June/July 2014 - Take 2

Hi there!!

** This is my second post today! Click here for my TAWS post! **

Today i'm sharing another card for the NEW Waffle Flower Challenge!! Its super easy to play along you just need to use at least one Waffle Flower product and either follow the sketch or the technique challenge. You have until July 25th to play along!! I can't wait to see your project!!

This time around i followed the sketch. You can click here to see my first card where i did the technique challenge.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

I first found some cool orange chevron pattern paper and trimmed it into an angle, making it smaller on the right but wider on the left. I used the pattern paper to base the colors of my flowers. I used the new Loved stamp set and matching dies. I die cut several of the flowers and leaves, then stamped the flowers in shades of yellow and orange.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

I also stamped the leaves in green. I added a strip of wood washi tape to my white card base, at an angle. Then added my pattern paper stripe with foam dots. Then i added the flowers and leaves, some with foam dots. Last i stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Hey Mr set.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to see you play along with use at The Waffle Flower Challenge!

Dana



From Our House to Yours

Hi there!!!

How is everyone doing? The weekend is almost here, yay!!! So the other day i was working on this card, i had this great idea... however after awhile it really wasn;t working out. I was getting tired (it was probably evening) but i didn;t want all my work to go to waste so i whipped up this card before i quit for the evening!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I first stamped the wreath branch several times on my card base. I rotated the stamp a little each time and also stamped it again before re-inking. Next i stamped the little bow and then colored it with a red distress marker. I cut it out and added it to my card with foam dots.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i stamped the sentiment From Our House To Yours inside the wreath. Last i added a few red metallic sequins to the wreath! Super easy and fast!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana















July 13, 2014

Have a Magical Day!

Hi!

I hope your weekend has been great!! I know i'm not ready for Monday, but its going to come along anyway!! :D Today i have a little card to share with you! Another card featuring my 6 Copics, and if you are wondering, i decided not to get anymore! Only because the Simon Says Stamp release was so good!! Maybe one day i'll expand my Copic collection!! :D
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
So for my card i started with a piece of watercolor paper. I light sketched the area for a 4.25 x 5.5 card and then applied 4 different colors of distress ink. I used the applicator to blend the colors together a bit. Then i inked up and stamped the new set from The Alley Way Stamps - Seeing Spots. When the ink was dry i spritz the panel with water, letting it mix the ink together more. When that was almost dry i added drops of gold spray ink.

Next i stamped and colored the dragon from the TAWS Enchanted set. I used some gold Smooch to color the horn tips and spikes running down the dragon's back. Then i die cut a circle from black cardstock, along with 2 double ended banners.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I stamped and embossed half of the sentiment Have A Magical Day, on one banner and the second half on the other banner. I added the circle and banners to my panel and then cut out the dragon and added him with foam dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana















July 11, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge #54 - Take 2

Hi!!

Its time for card for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge! There is still time to play, you could win a stamp set and a Guest Design Spot!! Here is this photo inspiration:


To start i stamped the Seeing Spots background on watercolor paper, then embossing it with clear embossing powder. Next i used distress ink and applicator to color the stamped panel. I trimmed a bit on each side. Then with an ink applicator i inked up the sides of my white card base with green ink.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Then i broke out the In Stitches stamp set and stamped a few images on watercolor paper. I used the ink pads to color the images, just pressing the ink pads onto the paper. I used a slim strip of kraft card stock and adhered it across my card base (the spots panel was adhered to my card base). I cut out the colored images and added them to my card too.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I decided not to pop any of the images, so i would have a flat card. Last i die cut a tag and stamped the I Sew Admire You sentiment on it, then adhered it to the top right corner and trimmed off the extra.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana