October 23, 2014

Shine On

Hello!!

I'm stopping by with a new The Alley Way Stamps card!! I whipped this card just yesterday, i was procrastinating about getting a card done and then i saw that the Cure for the Monday Blue's Challenge was extended for a week and i thought hmmm this is a nice photo, so i started planning my card!! (you have until Sunday to play along too!!)

Here's the photo inspiration:


I started by stamping and embossing (in white) a TAWS background stamp over a panel of vellum. After the whole panel was covered i used a craft knife and randomly cut out the inside of some of the triangles. Buuuuttt.... When i placed it over the gold metallic cardstock i was going to use, you could barely see the gold through the cut outs. So i tried cutting the outside of some triangles, but that didn;t work out at all! So i trimmed off the top part of the panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I adhered the small triangle vellum panel to the gold card stock. I added a strip of white card stock with foam tape after i stamped the sentiment Shine On. Next i die cut a circle from white card stock and stamped a snowflake from Snow Daze. I stamped the snowflake in very light pink, added a enamel triangle to the snowflake center and then added the circle to my panel.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

At this point i had to go to class. When i came back i added the panel to a white card base. And i was looking at the snowflake, the pink was really really really light! Since i already had the enamel triangle in the snowflake center i couldn;t stamp the snowflake again with a darker ink. So i used a light grey Copic marker and colored in the snowflake (it helped a little, but its still on the light side!!)
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
That's all from me today!! Thanks for stopping by and i hope you will stop by tomorrow! There will be lots of inspiration and giveaway's (yes that's plural!!) :D

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Snow Daze, Bitty Borders
Ink: A Muse Studio - Shell. PTI - Smokey Shadow
Enamel Triangle: Basic Grey - Candy Buttons

October 22, 2014

Fall and Christmas

Hi there!!

Today i'm sharing two cards, yep ... two cards!! Lawnscaping Challenge Blog is having a design team call, so i'm give it a go! A long shot, but well you never know!! I got to playing and couldn't stop with just one card!! The challenge is to show your style! Yeah... my style... i really don;t know how to describe my style. I lean CAS, but not always. I like to color, do different techniques, layer... When i make cards i do what i like to do and i don;t really worry about it fitting in a particular style. :D


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn
I'm going to keep my description short and sweet! I first made a card with a fall color scheme. I inked up the tree branch with a light brown pigment ink, then inked the edges with a darker brown ink. I did the same thing with the owl, only used orange and brown inks. I used the matching die cut for the owl and a stitched rectangle for the branch.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn

I found some pattern paper that looked a little fallish to me and cut it with a large stitched rectangle. I wrapped some twine around it and tied it into a bow. I added the panel to an orange card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn

Last i added the stamped panel (i added a brown arrow next to the owl). The arrow points to the sentiment that i stamped below the panel.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn
For my second card i stamped the Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs and spelled out Merry. I colored the letters red, then added glue, then red glitter. Once the glue was dry i cut out the letters.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn

Next i stamped, colored and cut out the birds. I was originally going to place the letters and birds on a white card base, but i spied a Kraft card base and really like them on it. Before adding everything i stamped tiny hearts with versamark ink and then embossed them with clear embossing powder.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Lawn Fawn

Before i added the letters and birds with foam tape i masked and stamped Christmas on my card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Quinn's ABCs, Happy Feast, Winter Sparrows, Winter Owl, Into the Woods, You're a Hoot,
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Large/Small Stitched Rectangles, You're a Hoot
Pattern paper: Fancy Pants - Happy Go Lucky
Ink: Memento Luxe - Morocco, Rich Cocoa, Pear Tart, Pistachio. Versamark Ink
Embossing Powder: Hampton Art
Twine: May Arts
Glitter: Art Institute Glitter

October 21, 2014

Ho.. Ho.. Ho..

Hello!!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far!! Today i'm playing with one of the new October sets All Wrapped Up!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I played a little with a stencil and embossing paste. I placed a stencil over a white card base, then i moved the stencil about a half turn or so. Instead of the stencil covering the majority of the card base, by turning it i left each of the corners empty.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

Next i die cut a heart from red card stock. I stamped the cute little bird from the Alley Way Stamps on some card stock. I colored her with some distress markers. I cut her out, then added some glitter glue to her hat and sweater.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I also die cut a banner and stamped the Ho.. Ho.. Ho.. sentiment from the TAWS Tag Alongs stamp set. When my embossing paste was dry i added the heart, then the sentiment and last the little birdie!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - All Wrapped Up, Tag Alongs
Distress Markers
Dies: Little B - Hearts. PTI - Banner
Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver
Stencil: The Crafters Workshop
Glitter Glue: Stickles

October 17, 2014

Be Inspired Challenge #58

Hi!!

Time for a new challenge at The Alley Way Stamps Be Inspired Challenge!! We have a fun Halloween inspiration to get you in the Halloween mood!! Don't forget you have like 3 weeks left o play along and you have a chance to win a stamp set and be a guest designer!! Here is the photo inspiration!!


I really loved the blue pick-up truck with the orange pumpkins in the back bed, so i decided to use those as my main colors. I found a chevron die that i haven;t used yet. So cut it from black, blue and orange card stocks. I also cut the chevron pattern from a piece of white cardstock. I pushed out all the the positive pieces from the white panel and i adhered it to a white card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i placed the positive pieces from the blue, black and orange cuts into the negative on my card base. I played around with the placement, but once i liked it i glued them into place.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I really wanted to use this Zombie sentiment from the Bumps in the Night stamp set, in fact i tried using it last week but it wasn;t working for the card i was making. I already had a couple of the brains cut (i used the stamps matching SVG file) and stamped, so i was determined to use the brains and sentiment with this card!! I finished stamping the brains and then used a couple distress markers to color them.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
I cut a stitched rectangle from white card stock and stamped the sentiment off to the side in black ink. Next i added the brains to the other side of the sentiment. I added the stitched panel to my card base with foam tape. I thought it still needed something so i added a few black sequins!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I can't wait to see your take on the Halloween inspiration!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Bump in the Night
SVG File: The Alley Way Stamps - Bump in the Night
Die: PTI - Chevron. Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangles
Distress Makers
Sequins: Neat & Tangle - Black


October 15, 2014

Waffle Flower Challenge October/November 2014

Hello!!

A new challenge is up over at Waffle Flower Challenge!! Play along for your chance to be a guest challenge designer and win a stamp set!!! We have two different categories you can play along with, choose just one or the other ... or combine them together!! You have until November 25th to link up! Plenty of time!! Here are this months categories:



I decided to work with the photo inspiration. I love all the texture in this photo!! I really wanted to play with Feather More Stamps Set, plus this set has texture written all over it!!  I started with the feather dies that goes along with these stamps by die cutting some brown felt.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

Next i pressed a versamark inkpad on the felt, mainly along the edges. Next i added white embossing powder, but before i heated it i used a stiff brush (a well used paint brush that didn;t get washed out well) to brush off some of the embossing powder. Last i carefully heated the embossing powder. I love the the look the embossing powder gave the feathers!! Going to be doing this again!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

Next i stamped some feathers randomly over my white card base with brown inks. I inked the card base lightly with a light brown ink. Then i wrapped twine around the panel, near the top. I added the feathers, tied the twine in a knot around the feather ends.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower Crafts

I used the Holiday Label 1 Die to cut a piece of card stock, i then stamped the matching stamp from the Holiday Labels Merry Stamps set. I stamped it and the sentiment from Holiday Labels Give Thanks Stamp set in brown ink and then lightly inked the label with brown (the label was a little too white against my background). Last i added it to cover the knot and feather ends.

I can't wait to see what you do with the photo for inspiration!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Waffle Flower Crafts - Holiday Labels Merry, Holiday Labels Give Thanks, Feather More
Dies: Waffle Flower Crafts - Feather More, Holiday Label 1
Twine: May Arts
Ink: PTI - Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft

October 14, 2014

Hi!!

Hello!!

Winter and Christmas cards are on my mind!!! Yes, its a sad truth, but i have to start building up my stash and their are lots of goodies to play with!! Today i'm sharing a The Alley Way Stamps card that features one of this months new sets Snow Daze! I am linking this card up to Inkspirational Challenge - Purple with Grey/Silver (which is very hard to photograph!!! hehe!!!


I started with dark purple card stock (i swear its purple!!!) and stamped a few snowflakes from the Snow Daze stamp set in versamark ink. I then embossed the snowflakes with silver embossing powder. Then i cut some white cardstock with a PTI die to create my snow drifts. I added one layer directly to the purple card base and the other shorter one with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps
Next i stamped two snowmen from the TAWS Chill Out set on white card stock, then again on the purple and some dark grey. I paper pieced the scarfs, ear muffs and hat with the purple and grey, then colored the had black.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - The Alley Way Stamps

I added the snowman to my card with foam dots and then found the grey Hi bubble in my 'extra' stash. I love it when stuff you have already matches!! I also added the bubble with foam tape!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'll be back tomorrow with my Waffle Flower Challenge card!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: The Alley Way Stamps - Snow Daze, Chill Out, Spell-check
Embossing Powder: Stampendous - Silver
Die: Papertrey Ink - In the Meadow
Distress Markers

 

October 11, 2014

Have a Rockin' Christmas!

Hiya!!

Ok last card today, i promise!! hehe!! This card is for Winnie & Walters WCMD On Trend: Camera Challenge.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I found some super cute camera pattern paper! I added the pattern paper to my card base. Next i die cut and stamped all the cute little guys from Simon Says Stamp new Winter Friends set. I stamped them all with brown memento ink because i colored them with a copic colorless blender and Inktence colored pencils.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

I also added a little glitter glue to the Santa and big Penguin hats. I arranged all the characters on my card base and placed a white photo frame over them. I wanted to make sure they would fit in the frame before i adhered them all down to my card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

While the glue dried i stamped the sentiment Have a Rockin' Christmas! on the photo frame. Last i added the frame to the card base with foam dots!

Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Winter Friends
Die: Simon Says Stamp - Cold Winter Friends
Pattern Paper: We R Memory Keepers - Snapshots by Teresa Collins
Photo Frame: Jillibean - White
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa
Colorless Blender: Copic
Inktence Color Pencils