February 5, 2016

Hugs and Kisses

Hello!!!

Happy Friday!!! I'm sooo ready for the weekend!!! Today i'm popping in with a little sneak peek of a tutorial i did for Crafter's Companion!! Make sure you stop by CC's Blog to see my tutorial and project!! Can you guess what is??? :)


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

February 4, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge #177 Love, Love, Love

Hello!!

It's time for a new challenge over on Art Impressions blog!! The challenge is Love, Love Love, all to cellebrate two new Valentine stamp sets!!! Though you can use them all year long for love theme cards!!!

Along with the challenge, i have a little tutorial on how i made a shaped card with the new In the Air stamp set. The shaped card was made with a metal heart die! I hope you will stop by to see my tutorial and the new stamp sets!! And of course i hope you will play along with the new challenge for your chance to win some Art Impressions stamps!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana


February 2, 2016

Skip a Beat

Hello!!

I'm stopping by with a Valentine card I made for Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #37! The Challenge is Anything Goes as long as you use at least one SSS product! I decided to use a few SSS products, including a valentine stamp set that saw some ink for the first time!!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I cut a panel of white card stock with a stitched rectangle die, then i used SSS Falling Backgrounds stamp set (the hearts) to stamp a background. I used Kraft ink because picked out a piece Kraft colored pattern paper that i decided to use on my card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

Next i stamped a small heart from SSS Locking Hearts stamp set. I used red ink, second generation to stamp the hearts over the Kraft hearts. Then i added the grid pattern over the hearts and off to the left with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

Then i die cut and stamped three of the hearts from the Locking Hearts set. The two with the kind of heart cut out, i scored down the middle and added foam tape to one side of the heart. This helped the hearts stand out.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp


I stamped the You Make My Heart Skip a Beat in dark brown ink and last added a few clear sequins!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

February 1, 2016

Chin Up Buttercup

Hello!!

It's time for a new challenge at Pinterest Inspired Challenge!! It's a great challenge this month, lots ways to get inspiration!!


Here's the photo:
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I really liked the geometric pattern and the watercolroing of the each triangle. My goal was to do something similar! First i found a stencil with a pattern and then cut a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Darcies Heart & Home
I picked out three distress ink colors that i used for the card, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Peacock Feathers. I placed the stencil over the water color panel, then i added water over the stencil, which i think allowed the color to seep under the stencil a little more! Next time i'm not going to add the water and see if the pattern is a little less blurry!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Darcies Heart & Home

After applying the ink with some water i set the panel aside to dry. I noticed that the stencil had some water and ink still on it so i pressed the stencil on some extra watercolor paper. It looked like i had flicked ink all over, i liked how it looked so i stamped the from Darcie's Heart & Home Buttercup Bee stamp set. In the center of the frame i stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Darcies Heart & Home
The flowers i used on the card came from the same stamp set. I used the same ink colors to color the flowers, then i fussy cut them out. Next i added the watercolor panel to a black card base and a black strip over that. With foam tape i added the frame and flowers, then last a few black enamel dots!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamp - Darcies Heart & Home
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will play along with at the Pinterest Inspired Challenge!!

Dana

January 31, 2016

Friends

Hello!

Can you believe its almost February?!?! Before we know it will be summer!!! Today i sharing a Jumbo tag, which i think would make a great bookmark for a book lover!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I die cut the jumbo tag from white card stock and again from some chipboard. I don't buy chipboard, instead save it from cereal boxes or packaging!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
On the card stock i stamped Crafter's Companion Sheena Douglass Monarch Butterfly stamp with versamark ink several times on the tag. I used a copper embossing powder and heat embossed the butterflies. I colored the butterflies with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens, Smoke Quartz, Harvest Moon, Soft Jade, Blue Topaz.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next i stamped the Friends sentiment from the Kimono Lotus Flower stamp set. I trimmed it to a strip and then notched one end at an angle. I added it to the tag with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Then i just used double sided tape to adhere the card stock tag to the chip board tag. Last i used some brown ribbon to finish it off!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Dana

January 28, 2016

Art Impressions Challenge #176

Hello!!

I'm popping in with a card featuring paper piecing!! Art Impression has a challenge going on right now called Paper Piecing Party, i hope you will get your paper piecing on and play along with us!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by picking out a 6 x 6 pattern paper pad, that way i know everything matches. I stamped the lady in a big coat form the Hobby Lobby exclusive clear stamp set Dare to Be Fabulous, many times on different patterns.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I stamped her one more time on white card stock and after fussy cutting all the pieces i adhered them on the white image. Then i used my Spectrum Noir markers to color her skin and hair. Next i fussy cut her out of the white card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next i dry embossed a flowery pattern and adhered it to a white card base. I cut a strip of another pattern and added it across my card.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Then i cut a stitched oval from white card stock and then stamped the Dare To Be Fabulous sentiment from the stamp set on the oval. Last i added the lady with foam dots. I decided against enamel dots or sequins because it was already busy enough with the patterns and the embossing!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope to see you play along with us at the Art Impressions Paper Piecing Party Challenge!!

Dana


January 27, 2016

At Our Age....

Hello!

Have you played along with AI's Paper Peicing Challenge?? Better get on that!! I'm on the Art Impressions blog and my card features paper piecing, in fact i have a few other cards as well to share in the future that feature paper piecing! What can i say, i've just been in that kind of mood!! :)
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps- Art Impressions
When i plan to paper piecing i pick out a 6 x 6 paper pad and use patterns from that pad. This way everything matches!! For this card i stamped Celeste one a couple didn't patterns and fussy cut out the couch and her pants. And of course i stamped the image on white card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps- Art Impressions

I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color her skin, hair, jewelry and wine. Then adhered the pattern paper to the couch and pants. Since her top already has an animal print i just colored it tan.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps- Art Impressions

I added a pink pattern paper to a white card base. In the top left corner i stamped the sentiment, from a Michaels clear stamp set. I added a strip of black card stock across the card, then added the image with foam tape. Last i added a few light pink enamel dots.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps- Art Impressions

I hope to see you play along with us at our Paper Piecing Party Challenge!!! Happy Stamping!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana