November 16, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - Get Funky With Fabric

Hello!

This is my second post today, click here for my Art Impressions post! I'm also on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today with some fun ideas using Fabric!! I hope you'll stop by!! Here is a little sneak peek for you!!



Dana

Art Impressions Challenge 221 - Tag It

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #221 - Tag It! Pretty straight forward challenge, make a tag!!! :)  AI also has NEW holiday clear sets!! (You're going to want them ALL!!)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

My card features the new Santa Paws set!! This set is sooooooooo adorable!!! If you are a dog lover or know dog lovers you are going to need this set!!

I started by stamping the three single dogs from the set and using my Spectrum Noir Markers to color them up. I used: AP1, AP2, AP3, BT2, CR2, CR4,  DR4, DR6, IG1, IG2, IG4, TN1, TN2. Then I fuss cut them each out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From a Christmas pad I picked up on clearance last year I mixed and matched different patterns for the background and the tag. Each card got a background pattern and a tag pattern.

I added the dogs to each tag and either stamped the sentiment on the tag or on a banner that was added to the tag. Each tag also was topped with some brown bakers twine.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Each background paper was cut with a stitched rectangle die and added to a white card base. Then I added the tags with the dogs and sentiments. I kept it pretty simple since the pattern papers are busy. With AI's snowflake die I did add gold snowflakes to the dachshund card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Stop by AI's blog with your own tag to win some great prizes!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Santa Paws
Pattern Paper: Recollections - Santa Belt
Baker's Twine: Jillibean Soup
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle. Art Impressions - Snowflakes. STAMPlorations - Tag O' Coffee.

November 15, 2017

3rd Annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

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This is my second post today, if you are looking for my Art Impressions post, click here.

If you arrived here from the wonderfully talented Cornelia Wenokor you are in the right place!!

Welcome to STAMPlorations 3rd Annual Giving Thanks, Blog Hop! I'm so happing to be a guest designer representing the Coffee Loving Card Makers!! (check back tomorrow for some more STAMPlorations & Coffee goodness!!)

Even though any time is okay to be grateful and/or thankful, it's just that kind of season with it being fall and Thanksgiving around the corner! Even with life's hardships, there are always things to be thankful, even the small things! I am so thankful for all my crafty friends, family and most especially my mom! I am currently in a Bachelor program and it is happening in a big part to my mom!!





Okay, on to my card!! I started with STAMPlorations Tag O'Coffee die set and cut some masking paper with the coffee dies. From watercolor cardstock I used a stitched rectangle die to cut a panel.

Next, I placed my mask with the coffee dies taken out, the negative I think. I started with the coffee one in the center, using Distress Ink Frayed Burlap, Tea Dye and a tiny bit of Walnut Stain. I did the same thing with the coffee cup with the straw, one on each side of the cup. 


I used Frayed Burlap to ink all around the edge of the panel, leaving the center mostly white. With Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate ink I stamped one of the sentiments from STAMPlorations Words of Gratitude over the center coffee. It says Let Our Lives Be Full of Both Thanks & Giving. 


Then I added a bit of water to some Walnut Stain and added some splatters all over the panel. While that dried I thought about added some enamel dots or sequins, but after trying them out I really preferred the card without them!


Thank you so much for hopping along! Your next stop is the wonderful Amy Almeida!! If you get lost or find a broken link or find more info on some the fabulous giveaway, check out the start of the hop at STAMPlorations!


Dana

Coloring With Hero Arts Ink

Hello!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with cards featuring some no line coloring using the Long Horn set and the Armadillos Set. Originally I was going to use my Distress Markers to color the images, but as I was deciding what ink to use with my no line coloring picked out some Hero Arts ink and used them to color the images.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Since the Hero Art inks are a dye ink I thought they would act similar to other dye inks. But this was not the case. Coloring with the ink was a bit of challenge, it dried quickly and didn't spread as easily, but I made it worked and I really liked how it turned out!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I stamped both images on watercolor cardstock with Hero Arts Cup of Joe after stamping it off first. Then I used the following Hero Arts inks to color the images: Cup of Joe, Butter Bar, Soft Apricot, Fresh Peach, Green Hills. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

With a stitched rectangle I cut out each image and then used Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to ink up each pannels, even over the images a little bit. This made the cardstock a little less white. I picked out some western-esk pattern paper and inked the edges with the Frayed Burlap. From my stash, I found some denim fabric tape and added it to each panel. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
With Papertrey Ink's Classic Kraft (stamped twice) I stamped the sentiment on each panel. I also found some wood embellishments and I added them and the colored images to each panel. last I adhered each panel to a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Long Horn and Armadillo Sets
Ink: Hero Arts - Cup O' Joe, Butter Bar, Soft Apricot, Fresh Peach, Green Hills. Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap. Papertrey Ink - Classic Kraft
Die: Ginia Marie Designs - Stitched Rectangles
Pattern Paper: Crate Paper - Cool Kid

November 8, 2017

You've Goat This

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I'm on the Art Impressions blog today!If you need or like making funny cards the Old Goat set is just what you need!! Today's card has a bit of masculine feel and it's all because of the pattern paper I picked out!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with Crate Paper Cool Kid pattern paper pad and picked out a pattern for the background, along with another matching pattern that I die cut out with a notepad die cut. I did the same with some white cardstock. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I stamped the four goats in a row and then colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers. I used EB6, EB7, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG5, MB1, MB2, RB1, RB2, RB3. Then I fussy cut them out with sharp scissors.

I adhered the background pattern paper on a white card base. Then I stamped You've Goat This on the white notepad. I added it and the pattern notepad to the card with foam tape. With more foam tape I added the goats! Can you tell I like my foam tape??? :) 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I thought the card still needed something so I went through my button collection and picked out a few that matched. I adhered them to the card and wa-la it was done!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Old Goat Set
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Crate Paper - Cool Kid
Die: PTI - Notepad Die

November 2, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - Sentiment Stamps


Hello!!

This is my second post today, click here for my Art Impressions post! I'm also on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today with some Sentiment Stamping ideas for your cards or projects!! I hope you'll stop by!! Here is a little sneak peek for you!!



Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #220 Third Dimension

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #220 - Third Dimension! The challenge goes great with the new Pop Card release!! 5 new sets!! Perfect interactive card with a surprise inside for your recipient!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
My card features the Singing Snowman set! Perfect for the holidays!! The first thing I did was stamp and color the images in the set! I used my Spectrum Noir markers: AB1, AB3, AG1, AG3, AG5, DR4, DR6,  HB2, HB3, IG1, IG2, IG4, JG5, JG6, MB2, MB4, TB1, TB4. Then I used the dies that come with the set to cut everything else.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I also cut a template with the Pop Card Template die, you do need this to make the pop card work! For this card I turned it on the side and then following the instructions included made two cuts at the crease and pressed it in.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I added some cute music pattern paper to the inside of my card. After assembling the snowman on the template I added it to the inside of the card, along with a strip of cardstock adhered to the pressed in pieces mentioned above.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

With a circle die I cut a window in the card front and some pattern paper. I lined up the circles and adhered the pattern paper to the front. With matching paper I die cut a smaller circle and stamped the sentiment, then added it to the front of the card, trimming off the extra.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I also cut a few snowflakes with the snowflake dies that come with the set. These along with the cute bird are adhered to the front of the card.

You can see the snowmen through the window, and when the card is open the pop up! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Singing Snowman Pop Up Cards
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Paper - Holly Jolly Christmas