September 3, 2015

Jingle Bells

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Click here if you are looking for my Art Impressions post or here for The Alley Way Stamps post! (yes its a busy day on the blog!! )  :)

I hope everyone is having a great day! I'm back with a sneak peek of some new Christmas dies from Crafter's Companion. The new collection is Edge'ables Christmas Only Words and i am showing off the Jingle Bells die.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started with a cut file by Sweet Afton called Christmas Bell. I used my Silhouette software to make the file into a card. I cut the card from some grey card stock and Crafter's Companion Silver Starlight Shimmering card stock. Then i cut the holly from green card stock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

From some Candy Red Shimmering card stock i cut the Jingle Bells die. After adhere the grey and Starlight layers together, i added the Jingle Bells to the front of the card. I trimmed off the over hang. As a final touch i added three red pearls to the holly leaves for berries!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'll be back with another project, show casing another die from this release!!

Dana


Wish Big

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This is my second post today, you can click here for my Art Impressions post. I'll be back later today with another post too!!

I'm on The Alley Way Stamps blog today sharing a card i made with a stamp set from the new September release!! Party Pooper is this months Free with a $40 purchase stamp set!

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I started by stamping the cute little kitty and balloon on some water color paper. I colored them up with distress markers and some water. Then i fussy cut the cat out and set it aside to work on the background.

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For the background i added a Chevron stencil over a white card base. With the fine tip end of the distress markers used on the balloon i colored in the chevrons.

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Next i added some Wink of Stella to the balloon, then i turned it over and added some foam tape to the back. Apparently the Wink of Stella wasn;t dry and reactivates the distress marker. I got some of it on the my card base (of course!). To hide it, or make it blend in better, i scribbled some of the marker on a clear block and then added some water with a paint brush. Then i flicked some of the ink over the card base.

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I added the kitty to my card, then used the Wish Big sentiment from Livin' Fossil stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana



Art Impressions Challenge 167

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It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #167. The challenge is Southern Style, to celebrate two new stamps available at www.artimpressions.com!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For my card i'm using the Long Horn Set. I pulled out some pattern paper that has a nice southern kind of feel too it and on some leather pattern paper i stamped the long horn. Now the brown leather pattern is a bit dark and the long horn was hard to see at first. But to help him stand out i used two Spectrum Noir markers to add shadows. I also stamped the image on two other pattern papers and fussy cut out the blue for the ribbon and hat. For the horns and snout i used a yellowy patter.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I fussy cut out the long horn, then set him aside to work on the background. I picked a flowery pattern from the same paper stack and placed a stencil over it. With some distress ink i applied a bit of ink to part of the stencil.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next i stamped the sentiment Happy Birthday to Moo in brown ink. I added the panel to a white card base, then added the long horn with foam tape over the stenciling.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to see you showing off your Art Impressions Southern Style!

Dana


September 2, 2015

Sail Away

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I'm popping in tonight to share a just because card, i wanted to play along with Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #26. The challenge is Pastels and ends tomorrow, so i had to get it posted and entered.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I decided to play with the SSS Sailing stamp set. For the pastel part of the challenge i pulled out a paper pad from Michael's that is pastel and has a shimmer to it.  I stamped the waves and boat from two of the blues in the stack. For the boat i used a light grey card stock and a pale red, pink and blue from the pastel stack.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

Next i fussy cut out everything and inked the edges. I arranged all the elements on a white card base. When i was happy with the arrangement, i stamped the Sail Away With Me sentiment. Then i adhered all the stamped images. Last i added a few sequins that matched the blues and pink.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'll be back tomorrow, i have 3 posts to share through out the day!!

Dana


Live Laugh Love!

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I'm on the Art Impressions blog to today with a card featuring clear stamps Live Love Laugh, available at Hobby Lobby! I'm thinking more fall and winter cards, so when i went to color this fun lady i went with red and brown.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I stamped the single lady in the stamp set and colored her with Spectrum Noir markers. Then i fussy cut her out. With a black marker i colored all the edges, don;t forget this step and it adds a nice finish look to your image!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next i got out my pattern paper collection and used my image to find some paper and patterns to find something that looked good with her. I used a framed die from Simon Says Stamp to cut the hounds tooth pattern, discarding the small frame that cuts too.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I also found a dark reddish orange card base and added an octagon strip to one side of the card. Then i wrapped some twine around the hounds tooth and tied it in a bow. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Last i a stamped the Live Love Love! sentiment from the set and then adhered the colored image to the hounds tooth pattern.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana



September 1, 2015

Pinterest Inspired Challenge #2

Hello!

It's the first of September and that means its time for a new challenge at Pinterest Inspired Challenge! We have a great water colored pattern for you this month! And our sponsor this month is The Alley Way Stamps and i just happened to use a TAWS set on my card!

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I love the triangles, pattern and the water colored look of this pattern. The Alley Way Stamps has a great triangle stamp set called Tri-Me. With distress markers i colored a couple different sizes of triangles, then spritz them with water before stamping. I tried to match the colors as best as i could.

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After i finished my stamping i cut it with a stitched rectangle and adhered it to a black card base. Next i used an Amazing die from Taylored Expressions. I cut it several times from white card stock and once from white, then glued all the layers together. Last i found some purple stickers to spell out UR.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will play along with us at Pinterest Inspired Challenge!!

Dana

August 31, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps September Blog Hop

Hello!

It's time for new stamps at The Alley Way Stamps!! See below for the details on how you can win all 3 new stamp sets!! My card features stamps from the It's My Party stamp set!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started with a purple card base, a stencil and some clear embossing paste. After applying the paste and removing the stencil i added chunky gold glitter to the embossing paste, lightly pressing the glitter into the paste.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Once the paste was dry i tapped off the extra glitter, i even used a dry paint brush to help brush off any loose glitter. Next i cut a strip of black card stock and stamped the Birthday Wishes sentiment in white ink. Then i adhered the strip to my card base.

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Next i stamped the super cute turtle holding a present. I colored her with Spectrum Noir Markers, then fussy cut her out. then is stamped the balloon three times, colored them and cut them out. One balloon i colored with a Gold Wink of Stella pen

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Last i added the turtle and the balloons to the card, tucking the balloon strings behind the turtle.

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Make sure you stop by The Alley Way Stamps blog for your chance to win all three new stamps!!!


This mini set, Party Pooper,  is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of September 2015l!! 



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