December 13, 2017

Christmas Duo

Hello AI fans!!

I'm on the Art Impressions with two Christmas cards, I used Ugly Sweater and Cheers to You. These were the color at about the same time, so I decided to similar backgrounds with them by splitting up a watercolor panel and using some pattern papers!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
First, I stamped the images and used my Spectrum Noir markers to color them up. I used AG1, AG3, AG5, CT1, CT4, DR4, DR6, DR7, IG2, IG4, RB1, RB2, RB4, Black. Then I used some basic circles to cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For the background, I cut a panel of watercolor cardstock and did some ink smooshing with Distress Ink, Barn Door & Peeled Paint. I also used some splatters of black from a black ink spray I happened to have on my desk!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

While that dried I stamped the sentiments for each card, one on a small die cut circle. The other from a strip of cardstock that I notched one end. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
When the watercolor panel was dry I cut it in half, but at an angle. That way each card gets half a watercolor panel. I added some pattern paper to the other half of each card, each one getting their own pattern.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

The pattern paper was added directly to each card base and the watercolor half was added with foam tape. Last, I just added each stamped circle and the matching sentiment!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions - Ugly Sweater, Cheers to You
Distress Ink: Barn Door, Peeled Paint
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Paper Co

December 12, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Card 2

Hello!!

Today I have another card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! I managed to up another card for the hop ... because .... well when you're in the mood to create, you do!! Especially when Finals Week is looming and you know you will not get any card making done during said week!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - W Plus 9 Designs
I'm writing this up last night, which means Finals Week, Day 1 is done!!! This is also going to be short and sweet because I have to get back to studying for today's exams!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - W Plus 9 Designs

For my card, I decided to some watercolor stamping, first some smooshing on watercolor card stock. Then I used W Plus 9 - Heartfelt Holiday stamp set and stamped the oval wreath.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - W Plus 9 Designs

Next, I used the matching dies to the set along with the dies and stamps to Pretty Poinsettias and watercolored some flowers, a cup, stocking, and a snowman. Oh, and I used my Distress Markers for the stamping.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - W Plus 9 Designs

After it had all dried I layered everything around the wreath, some directly to the card, others I popped on foam tape. Rounded the corners and added it to a white cardbase!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Don't forget to link up your Winter Coffee themed project!!

Dana

December 8, 2017

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

Hello!!

It's time for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! Yay!!! Link your winter coffee/tea/hot coco themed project for your chance to win some great goodies!! There is a great list of sponsors and over course tons of coffee inspiration!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I started my card off with the background using an embossing folder to get a letterpress like look! Know, I have to admit that I went this way because I'm lazy! It's finals week next week so everything I've been doing has been with time in mind!!! It's also the look that you get when you use the magnetic platform with my Big Shot. I just didn't want to get out my extra long regular platform or my Gemini for that really strong emobossing!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

But anyway, I really like how it turned out regardless! I used Crafter's Companions Contemparay Fold embossing folder and ink up one side with Hero Arts Red Royal ink. I love the faux letterpress look that resulted!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Orginially I was going to stamp the cup red, and do an all red card, but decided it would pop better in green. So I stamped the coffee cup from Echo Park Paper's But First Coffee stamp set with Papertrey Ink Ripe Avocado. I used my MISTI so I could ink it multiple times since I was using CC's watercolor cards stock and its textured. I used it for the background and wanted all the white to match.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

For the sentiment I used Avery Elle's Noel stamp set and stamped the Noel in the same red mentioned above. I also stamped a cluster of berries in the set. Then I trimmed the sentiment and notched each end and fussy cut out the berries.  I wrapped some red & white bakers twine around the cup and added the berries under the bow. Last I added the cup and sentiment to the card with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you will play along with us! Can't wait to see all the winter coffee projects!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Echo Park Paper - But First Coffee. Avery Elle - Noel
Embossing Folder: Crafter's Companion - Sara Davies Signature Collection Scandinavian Chrismtas - Contemorary Folk
Ink: Hero Arts - Red Royal. Papertrey Ink - Ripe Avacado

December 6, 2017

Happy Howl-idays!

Hello AI Fans!!

Today I'm on the Art Impressions blog with an adorable card, perfect for the dog lovers in my family!! The new Santa Paws stamp set is a must-have for any dog lover or if your receipts are dog lovers!!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started with some Echo Park Paper Co pattern paper, that is a colorful sheet of music! Perfect for my howl-ling, I mean singing pooches!! I stamped said pooches on some white cardstock and then colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers. I used: AB1, AB3, AG1, AG3, AG5, BO2, BO3, BP6, BP7, CR8, CR11, CT4, DP1, DP3, EB1, EB2, EB6, EB5, IG1, IG3, IG6, IG8, IG10, OR3, TN2, TN6.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I cut out the image with a stitched oval. I also cut a much smaller oval from some white cardstock. I stamped the Happy Howl-day's! sentiment on the smaller oval.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the pattern paper to a white card base and then adhered the colored oval with foam tape. The sentiment oval was added with adhesive to the right of the image. Last I scattered a few sequins across the card for a little sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Santa Paws
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Paper Co - Holly Jolly Christmas
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Classic Christmas Mix
Die: My Favorite Things - Stitched Ovals

November 30, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers & Art Impressions

Hello!!

Today, I'm on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and the Art Impressions blog!! I figured I would just give you a sneak peek at both projects all in one post! I hope you take a few minutes and stop by both blogs!!

First Coffee Loving Cardmakers post features some great ideas using Chipboard!!



And second I have a tutorial on Art Impressions blog feature NEW stamps!!




Dana

November 23, 2017

New Art Impressions at Michaels Stores

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Art Impressions has some new stamps Michaels stores!! To help celebrate the AI DT has some inspiration for you using these new sets! Stop by the AI blog to see it all!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
My card features one of the new Girlfriend sets. I stamped the image on some watercolor and then used Distress Markers to color it. With a stitched rectangle I cut the image out, along with a much smaller rectangle that I then stamped the sentiment.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Luckily I had some Christmas paper that matched, using another stitched rectangle to cut it out. I placed it on a black card base, then layered a strip of red pattern paper over it.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I added the stamped image and the sentiment with foam tape. I decided to not add enamel dots or sequins because it's really all about the image!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

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