March 24, 2017

2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello!!

Welcome to the start of the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Just a little hop for those Coffee/Tea/Cocoa lovers and Papercrafters (ok so it's really more like a big hop, but you get the idea!!) :)

If you are just stopping by my blog make sure you start at The Coffee Lovers Blog! You can link up your SPRING Coffee/Tea/Cocoa project and leave comments for your chance to win great prizes!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower
I started my card with Waffle Flowers Bear & Bird stamp set, and if you follow the WF blog or Instagram you have seen Nina's loose coloring with Copic markers. I really like the looked and figured it was time to give it a try!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower

First, I stamped the images, placing the bear & bird in the middle and the long flower clusters at each side. On a scrap paper, I stamped one of the round flower clusters and the small coffee cup. Then I picked out 'spring' colors for my loose coloring. I kept the colors simple, a light and a dark, using my Spectrum Noir Markers: EB1, EB2, EB7, GB3, HB1, HB2, LG3, LG5, LY1, LY3, PP1, PP2, TB1, TB4.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower

When my coloring was done I cut out the bear & flowers with a large circle die. I fussy cut out the flower cluster and coffee cup. I used a craft knife to cut the just the bear arms, then I was able to insert the coffee cup between the bear's hands.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower

I added the flower cluster above the bear with foam tape and stamped the You Are Beary Special sentiment on a small die cut circle. Then I adhered some pretty pink and doily pattern paper to a white card base. I added the stamped circles with foam tape and last rounded all the corners.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Waffle Flower
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will play along with us, I look forward to seeing all your Spring Coffee Cards!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Waffle Flower - Bear & Bird
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Pebbles - Garden Party
Spellbinders Circle Dies

March 23, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge #204 - Spring-y Cards

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #204, Spring-y Cards! AI is also releasing several more new Mini Watercolor sets, you can see them all here!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For my little circle card, I used the WC Cats, Sentiments, Flower Set 2, Foilage Set 1, and Small Container. Aren;t these cats so cute?

I started by die cutting a white card base with a circle die. Then I cut a smaller circle from some tiny triangle pattern paper and an even smaller circle from watercolor cardstock.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


On the watercolor circle, I stamped the pots, cats, and flowers. I used the following distress markers: Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Dusty Concord, Picked Raspberry, Tea Dye, Rusty Hinge, Forest Moss, Riped Persimmon, Tumbled Glass, Pumice Stone.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Next, I die cut a small banner and stamped the Happiness Grows sentiment. I added the pattern paper circle to the circle card base and then added the stamped circle with foam tape. Below I added the sentiment banner.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - WC Cats, Sentiments, Flower Set 2, Foilage Set 1, and Small Container
Distress Markers
Pattern paper: Pink Paislee - Take Me Away

March 22, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN Today!

Hello!

This is my second post today, click here for my Art Impressions post!

Crafter's Companion is on HSN today, featuring a a lot of great products, one of them are the Create A Card Bases! My card features the Emma card base and Sheena Douglass Wild Rose Briar stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I first cut the biggest card base from brown cardstock and then a smaller on from CC watercolor card stock. Then I stamped the leaves all over the watercolor panel. On a small watercolor piece I stamped the big and small flower three times each. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Then I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to color the leaves and flowers. I used Leaf Green, Blossom, Peach, and Moss. When the flowers were dry I fussy cut them out an then adhered the smaller ones on top of the bigger flowers.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Next, I adhered the leaf panel to the card base and then adhered the flowers. For a little bit of sparkle I added big gems to the flower centers and scattered smaller gems around the card.

Thanks for stopping by! If you need some new crafty goodies stop by HSN!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Sheena Douglass - Perfect Partners, Wild Rose Briar
Die: Create a Card - Emma Cardbase
Spectrum Noir Markers - Peach, Moss, Leaf Green, Blossom
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock
Jolee's Boutique Gems

I'm Silently Correcting...

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card featuring the NEW Teachers Rule Stamp Set! This set is so so awesome! I love all the sentiments, they are spot on!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the sitting teacher on white cardstock and then used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color her up. I used: BG3, BG6, BG10, BT3, BT4, BT5, CR7, CR11, CT1, CT4, DR1, DR6, DR7, EB5, EB6, GB8, OR1. Then I fussy cut her out leaving a small white border.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I found some pattern paper that has office type forms and added it to a white card base. From white cardstock, I die cut a circle and added it to the card. With foam tape, I added the colored image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For a sentiment I stamped the I'm Silently Correcting Your Grammer on a strip of card stock. I trimmed it down a little and notched one end. The nonnotched end is tucked under the image and-and adhered with foam dots. Last I added a few cork dots that I found in my stash.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions - Teacher's Rule
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spellbinders Circle Die
Pattern Paper: Pink Paislee - Take Me Away
Recollections Cork Dots

March 16, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - DIY Stamping

Hello!!

I'm popping in quick to let you know that I am on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today!! My post features a few ways to some creative stamping! I hope you will stop by and check it out!

Here is a little sneak peek!


Dana

March 15, 2017

Easter Blessings

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today and Easter is fast approaching and Art Impressions has a new Easter Blessings set that is perfect for your Easter cardmaking! When I got this set I stamped all them images and colored them together. Then over time made the cards with each image. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
For this cute bunny holding an Easter egg, I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color him. I used CR5, CR6, CT4, EB1, EB2, FS6, GB5, GB8, HB2, HB3, LG4, LG4, LV3, TB3, TB4. After coloring I fussy cut the bunny. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I pulled out an old Doodlebug Easter sticker sheet and decided to use some of the flowers from the sheet. From my stash, I found some green washi tape and I added it across a white card base. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

With foam tape, I added the bunny and flowers. I also stamped the Easter Blessings, trimmed it to a rectangle and added it to the card with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Easter Blessings
Spectrum Noir Markers
Old Doodlebug Easter Sticker Sheet

March 9, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge 203 - Let's Watercolor

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge 203 - Let's Watercolor. There are new Watercolor Stamps for 2017 and the DT are showing off the new stamps, but you can still play along just do some watercolor!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started my card by cutting a panel of watercolor card stock. Then I pulled out my Distress Markers (colors used are at the end of the post) and these AI Watercolor sets: Wooden Chair Mini Set, WC Flower Set 2 and WC Foilage Set 2.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Now, I'm not the greatest at water coloring, BUT practice helps!! So don't be discouraged!! And watercolor is very forgiving!! When I do chairs, or pots and other objects I like to color the stamp with my Distress Marker, stamp it and then give it a couple minutes to dry. Then I pull the color out with a little bit of water, also adding more color with the marker. I find that this helps keep the detailed lines better.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Make sure to check out the Art Impression blog for Watercolor Wednesday, for video on how to watercolor with AI stamps! It's a great resource for learning how to do AI watercolor!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
When I was done with all my watercolors I stamped the To A Dear Friend sentiment from the new WC Sentiments set. Last I tied some twine around the panel and adhered it to a white card base.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will play along with us and do some watercolor!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Wooden Chair Mini Set, WC Flower Set 2 and WC Foilage Set 2, WC Sentiments
Distress Markers: Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Gathered Twigs, Forest Moss, Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord, Abandoned Coral, Shaded Lilac, Twisted Citron, Ripe Persimmon, Blueprint Sketch, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Rusty Wedge.