November 20, 2014

Hand-Stitched Gift

Hello,

I'm stopping by to share a card i made for The Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge. When i saw that the photo inspiration had pin cushions in it, i knew exactly what stamp set i was going to use!! The Alley Way Stamps In Stitches set has a pin cushion, i pulled out a little snowflake paper to make a card to go along with a handmade stitch gift.


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I started by stamping the pin cushion on a blue/grey snowflake pattern paper then cutting it out. I also stamped it on a tan snowflake patter paper, just cutting the cushion top out which i adhered to the blue/grey cushion.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I cut a stitched oval and then stamped the 'A Hand-Stitched Gift' sentiment. I added the pin cushion with foam tape, then set the oval aside. Next i added a strip of the blue/grey pattern paper along the right side, then added the tan snowflake paper to the rest of the card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I used a few snowflakes from the Winter's Butterflies set and stamped around where the edge of the oval would be. Next i added the oval with foam dots and for a final touch added a few matching enamel dots.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Oh, i almost forgot, i used the Gabfest set to spell out and stamp For You on the inside of the card. I also added a couple snowflakes!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Winter's Butterflies, In Stitches, Gabfest
Pattern Paper: Close To My Heart - Frosted
Enamel Dots: Basic Grey - Candy Buttons
Die: My Favorite Things - Stitched Ovals

 

November 18, 2014

Merry & Bright

Hi there!!!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!! Next week is Thanksgiving!! I have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving, one one hand i love the family time and a big dinner, on the other hand it means work because i have a retail job that makes me think fondly of my old full time 8-5, weekends off and holiday's off office job!!! But then i remember just 2 more years i'll have a degree and a holiday's off!!!!

So anyway on to the card! I made this card for Virginia's View's Challenge #9 - All Things Metallic


I started by die cutting the flower from a gold metallic card stock. I also die cut it from a dark green card stock, which i then cut off the leaves and added them over the gold leaves. I adhered the whole thing on black card stock, then i trimmed off the excess card stock. I also used some gold smooch to color the flower center.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

For my background i used The Alley Way Stamps Line Upon Line stamp set. I colored it up with a red distress marker, spritz it with pearlized water and stamped it on water color paper. I trimmed it up and added it to a dark brown card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I stamped the sentiment (from the TAWS All Wrapped Up set) along the bottom. Then i used foam tape to adhere the flower and as a last metallic touch i added gold enamel dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - All Wrapped Up, Line Upon Line
Die: Die-namites - Winter Poinsettia
Enamel Dots: Recollection - Witches Dust
Distress Marker
Gold Smooch

 

November 15, 2014

Waffle Flower Challenge October/November 2014 Take Two

Hi!!

I'm stopping by today because its half way through the Waffle Flower October/November Challenge! There is still plenty of time to play along!! We have two different challenges, do one or the other or both!! There is a photo inspiration challenge and a designer challenge!





For this card i did the designer challenge: White Space!! I started by die cutting a circle from a post it note. I placed the negative on a white card base. I also placed post it notes around the circle post it, so i wouldn;t get any extra ink on my card base. However the corners were not covered and of course the bottom left corner got ink on it!!! (sigh!!)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

So i started inking up the circle with a light blue distress ink, then layered a darker blue at the bottom. Last i added just a touch of black ink to the bottom of the circle. Next i peeled away all the post it notes (and here is when i found out about that one corner with ink on it!!! :P)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

Next i wanted to add some embossed images to my circle. First i used my anti-static bag, and liberally applied the powder to the circle. Then i stamped up the reindeer and a couple snowflakes from the Holiday Labels - Merry Stamp set with versamark ink. I added white embossing and melted it with my heat gun. Even with the anti-static bag some embossing powder stuck to the ink, however it wasn;t much and to me it looks like snow!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

Once the embossing was cool, i added glossy accents to the circle and yes that is a lot of glossy accents AND my hand hurt like heck squeezing the bottle!! Then added a pinch of glitter to the wet glossy accents. While that was set aside (like way aside so i wouldn't accidentally mess it up!!!) i inked up the snow globe base from the Merry set and stamped it in black ink.

Inside the base i stamped Joy in black ink and To The World in blue ink. I cut it out and when the glossy accents was dry i added it to my circle with foam dots. And wa-la a snow globe on your card!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

Ok so now i have to address the ink on the corner! Just rounding the corner wouldn;t work, so i trimmed off probably about a quarter of an inch off the bottom. Then i decided to add the same ink i used on the globe along the bottom of a card base. I added the panel the globe was on to the base with foam tape. Since the challenge is white space i didn;t do anything else, in fact i put it in a clear bag so nothing would get on it!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will stop by the Waffle Flower Challenge and play along with us!!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Waffle Flower Crafts - Holiday Labels - Merry
Die: Spellbinders - Circle
Ink: Distress Ink: Broken China, Salty Ocean, Black Soot
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White
Glossy Accents

November 14, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge #59

Hi!!

I'm popping in real quick to share a card for The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge #59. Its a new challenge with a nice fall theme. For my card i went with the fall colors and used a TAWS set that was on the top of my stamp pile!

I am entering this into Inkspirational Shine Challenge, and yes their is shine on my card (i used perfect pearls). I thought i had taken pictures that would show the shine, but apparently i only thought i did, so later today i'm going to take a picture of the shine and update this post, so check back for my shine proof!!! hehehe!!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
It started with the Tri- Me stamp set and i stamped the triangles all over a white card base with orange, yellow and brown inks. Next i used two different color perfect pearls powders to color the triangles (i used pigment ink so the powders sticks to the ink nicely).

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i die cut a triangle and used yellow pigment ink to color it. Then i stamped the Just For You in brown ink. With all the triangles shiny i wanted to tone it down a little so i wrapped the card with twine. I also found some wood veneer triangle and added them to the card base. I added the die cut triangle with foam dots and wa-la!

Edited to add this photo! It was hard to get the shine, you can see the copper like shine to the triangles, tilt the card another way and other triangles would shine.



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Tickle Me Happy, Tri-Me
Perfect Pearls: Copper, Bronze
Memento Luxe Ink: Dandelion, Toffee Crunch, Morocco. Versafine: Vintage Sepia

 

November 11, 2014

Merry Christmas (yes, again)

Hello!

So its November .... which means December and Christmas is around the corner. I'm ramping up my Christmas card making to prepare for a Holiday Bazaar in the beginning of December so be prepared for lots and lots of holiday/winter cards!!

I am entering this card into Moxie Fab World's Tree-mendous Trees Challenge!
Dana Warren - Kraft paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Today's card started with a background that i made months and months ago, for whatever reason it didn;t work then so it went into my 'extra's bowl.' I pulled it out to use in my on going quest to use up the ton of stuff in my 'extra's bowl.'
Dana Warren - Kraft paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

The background is black and i used a flower from The Alley Way Stamps  Flower Show and stamped it in white ink all over the panel. I pulled out Making Holiday's Bright stamp set and used three triangles to make Christmas trees. I used the swipe technique on the solid triangle.

Dana Warren - Kraft paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I found a white card stock piece and just cut a simple wave into one edge. I added the snow and trees with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner. Last i found some gold washi tape and added a short strip to a card stock piece, then die cut three tiny stars. I added them to the tops of the trees!
Dana Warren - Kraft paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Having a background already done sure does speed up the card making processes!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Making Holidays Bright, Flower Show
Washi Tape: Sandylion
Die: Simon Says Stamp
Ink: Memento Luxe - Pistachio


November 6, 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello!!

Popping in real quick to share new The Alley Way Stamps creation!! It features this month's Free with a $40 purchase mini stamp: Winter's Butterflies. First of all this card looks much better in person!! It just didn;t photograph well, i tried it with a white background and a red background, and well ... the white background was the better of the two, but not perfect!!

I am entering this card into Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I started by stamping the snowflakes with a light grey ink, all over my card base. I decided to add a panel of Kraft across the bottom and i used the Christmas sentiment from Making Holiday's Bright a new November stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

It still needed something so i used the cute robin bird from Chill Out, colored him with a red inktense colored pencil and a Copic colorless blender. I added the kraft panel with foam tape then added the bird after i cut her out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

But, yep you guessed it it still needed something! I used a wink of stella glitter pen on the snowflakes. Not that you can, at all!! But its there!! I swear!!! hehehe!!!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Winter's Butterflies (November's Free with a $40 purchase mini set), Chill Out, Making Holiday's Bright
Inktense Colored Pencils
Copic Colorless Blender
Wink of Stella - Clear Glitter Pen
Ink: PTI - Soft Stone

 

November 4, 2014

You're Tea-riffic

Hello!!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far!! I'm sharing a card i made with one of the new The Alley Way Stamps November stamp sets! The Tea Par-tea has the cutest tea cups and tea pot!! I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday's Challenge - Anything Goes
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
The first inclination when i see tea cups (at least for me) is pink, green and white, so i decided to try something different. It started with some dark brown card stock and white embossing powder, i wasn;t sure how it would turned out but sometimes you just have to try (there is always a trash nearby if it dosen;t work!!) :D

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I started by stamping and embossing the tea cups and tea spoon on dark card stock. I wanted some color in the cups, so i stamped them again on pink and green card stock. I cut out the pink flowers (inside the lines, so each piece would fit inside the embossed flower/leaf).

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I found some pattern paper with doilies with a brown background (its like Karma!!!) I also dug out some doilies that were still new in the package, i folded it in half. I added the pattern paper to the top half of and the brown card stock to the bottom half. I placed the doily were the pattern paper meets the card stock.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I stamped the sentiment and embossed it in white along the bottom of the card. I added the tea cups and spoon on the doily.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Tea Par-tea
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Happy Go Lucky