October 19, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - Layering 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 Layering Stamp ideas for your cards or projects! I hope you'll stop by!! Here is a little sneak peek for you!!


Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #219 - Stamp A Scene

Hello!!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #219 - Stamp a Scene. AI also has a great new Mini Tryfold release, two Christmas and one Halloween sets!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
My card features the Winter Window set! You get clear stamps, dies and of course instructions on how to make your mini tryfold card!! I started by stamping the three images on white cardstock and coloring them with my Spectrum Noir markers. I used: AG2, AG3, AG5, CR8, CR1, CT4, DR7, GB3, JG5, MB1, MG3, MG4, MG3, MG4, MG5.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Then I pulled out Echo Park Paper Co. paper pad Season's Greetings. I picked out a few patterns I liked. I especially liked this old paper like pattern, so I pulled out my Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and added ink to each image after die cutting them out with square dies.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I also added some ink to the edges of the different pattern papers. With the matching dies I cut the colored images first then holding them in place on my card use washi tape to hold dies in place to cut through the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I can adhere my pattern paper and colored images to each card panel and to the inside. For a sentiment I stamped and inked a light pattern paper, die cut and added it below the kitten.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Winter Window
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern paper: Echo Park Paper Co. - Season's Greetings
Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap

October 18, 2017

Rock & Roll Action Wobble

Hello!!

Today I'm on the Art Impressions blog sharing a fun card featuring the Rock & Roll Mini Shaker set! The mini shakers are super cute and great for easy interactive cards!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the image on some white cardstock and then just the smaller image on a piece of scrap paper. Then I used my Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils to color it up! I used: Espresso, Cider, Black, Vintage Blue, Sea Urchin, Violet Pearl, Cream, Royal Blue, Bark, Reef Blue, Velvet, Deep Purple, Eggshell, Pewter.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

With the matching die, I cut out the small image. With a fancy square die, I cut out the main image and then stamped the Happy Birthday and Rock & Roll sentiments. With a mini action wobble, I attached the smaller image that I die cut over the bigger image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

From some gold embossed Kraft cardstock, I adhered the fancy square with the wobbly image. I also used the small star dies in the set and cut out some gold mirror stars. Then I just adhered them to the card and last rounded the corners of the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps & Dies: Art Impressions - Rock & Roll
Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils
Sizzix - Framelits Fancy Labels
Bazzill Basics - Kraft Foil

October 7, 2017

Happy World Card Making Day 2017

Hello and Happy World Card Making Day!!

I'll be crafting later today, first I have a few errands to run! I had a little downtime this week and did some crafting for just fun and did some watercoloring stamping!! I've been doing a lot of coloring with my SN markers and I was in the mood to play with my SN Aqua markers!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I trimmed some Crafter's Companion's watercolor paper to fit a card base. Then I pulled out Sheena Douglass's Hummingbird stamp and a few Aqua Markers. I used Magenta, Sea Green, Aquamarine, Gold, Yellow, Scarlet, and Black.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I used the markers to color the hummingbird, using all the colors but black. I spritzed the stamp a couple of times with water and then stamped. There is plenty of ink on the stamp, so I just moved the hummingbird around and stamped again.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

The watercolors blended together fabulously! I continued to do this until the panel was filled. With the fine tip end of the black marker, I added in the eyes! So nice to have that fine tip for the details!!

Next, I colored the sentiment with the black aqua marker and stamped it without water because I didn't want it to run too bad. It did just a touch and that's what I wanted! Water would have made it unreadable!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I added the stamped panel to a white card base and then added the sentiment strip with foam tape. Last I added a few black and grey sequins for a little sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Sheena Douglass - Hummingbird
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Black. The Paper Studio - Grey
Crafter's Companion Watercolor Cardstock

October 5, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - Canvas, Cork & Burlap

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 Canvas, Cork & Burlap ideas for your cards or projects! I hope you'll stop by!! Here is a little sneak peek for you!!

Dana

Art Impression Challenge #218 - Jiggle A Little

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #218 - Jiggle A Little!! AI also has a great NEW release of a new product called Wiggle Wobbles! My card features the Flamingo Wiggle Wobble!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the images in the set. You do have to stamp the leg and wing twice! Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it. I used: AB1, AB2, AB3, DP1, DP2, DP3, EB3, EB5, FS4, FS9, MG2, MG3, MG5, TN2. With the matching dies that come with the set I die cut all the pieces out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

The set includes mini brads to get you started, but you can buy a big pack on AI's website! I just assembled flamingo with the brads and she is ready to go!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I pulled out some grey cardstock and made a card base with it. From a Christmas pattern paper pad, I found some cool non-Christmas patterns and cut them with a stitched rectangle. I adhered the pink to the front and the cool green to the inside of the card. With a circle die, I cut a window through the front of the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of green pattern paper and trimmed it up and added it below the window on the front of the card. Last I added the Flamingo to the inside of the card with a mini action wobble (more wobbles can be purchased on AI's website!). And wa-la an adorable wobble with awesome action!!

Thanks for stopping by!! Make sure you check out Art Impressions blog to see the other fabulous designs by the DT play along to win some AI goodies!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Flamingo Wiggle Wobble
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Paper - Holly Jolly Christmas
Dies: Spellbinders - Circle. Gina Marie Designs - Stitched Rectangle

October 4, 2017

Old Goats Club

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the Old Goat set. This one is an easy card to make so it would be perfect to do this up as a card set!! 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the jumping goat on watercolor cardstock. Then I colored it with my Spectrum Noir Markers:   AG1, AG3, CT1, CT4, CR7, MB1, MB3, MB4.  I fussy cut him out, next.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For a sentiment, I die cut a speech bubble and then stamped the Welcome to the Old Goats Club sentiment. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

The background was super easy!! Washi tape!! This roll has been running around my desk just waiting for me to use it!! I lined up a white card base on my mat and then added the stripes of washi tape. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

To finish it up I added the sentiment and the goat with foam tape. To make this a card set, just stamp and color images all at once. Then die cut and stamp the sentiment bubble, add the washi tape and the image and sentiment to each card. 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

September 27, 2017

I Got You Cake

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! AI has some hilarious stamps and the Old Goat Stamp Set is no exception! I just love the sentiment on my card today! So funny and goes so well with the goat on the cake image!! 

I started by picking out some pattern paper. That way when I color my image I can match the colors if at all possible!! I picked a colorful polka dot pattern from Fancy Pants, Memories Captured pad. Then I used a stitched rectangle to cut it out. 


Next, I stamped the goat image on some white cardstock and then used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it. I used: AB1, AB2, AB3, AP1, AP2, AP3, BO2, BO3, BO4, DP2, DP3, DP4, EB5, EB6, EB7, GT2, GT3. Then I used a rounded stitched rectangle to die cut the image and did the same thing after stamping the sentiment. 


I found some yellow backers twine that matched and wrapped it around my patterned panel and tied it in a bow. I adhered it to a white card base. Then I added the stamped image with foam tape and the sentiment off to the left of it, trimming off the overhand along the bottom. 


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Old Goat Set 
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern paper: Fancy Pants - Memories Captured
Twine: Doodlebug - Bright Doodle Twine
Dies: Gina Marie Designs - Rounded Stitched Rectangles. Lawn Fawn - Stitched rectangle.

September 22, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello!!

Today is the last day for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! I'm just squeaking in with a second card! At the end of today I will have taken two exams, yesterday two exams, so yeah! A crafty break for me tomorrow and its back to studying getting ready for one exam late next week!! But enough about exams!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I've been seeing a few people using Ranger's Perfect Pearls and I have been really wanting to use them as I have 4 colors. And this is the perfect time to use them as they are very fall colors!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

So I cut a stitched rectangle from black cardstock. With Ranger's Perfect Medium I stamped the solid leaves from Penny Black Foliage Fancy stamp set. I stamped them all over the cardstock. Then I used the different Perfect Pearls colors and added them to the watermark leaves. I used Perfect Copper, Gold, Bronze, and Pearl.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

After whipping off the extra powder I stamped the outline leaves in Perfect Medium on each leaf. Then I added black embossing powder and heated it up. I went back in with a little bit of each of the pearls to do a little touch-up. It's hard to see in the photos but I really love the shine the powder gives off and the shine of the embossing powder.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp

With Simon Says Stamp Coffee Cup dies I cut a cup from Kraft cardstock. I used some distress ink to darken the cup and color the heart red. From the Kraft cardstock I cut a strip and stamped the sentiment Friendship Has its Perks from Simon Says Stamp What's Brewing stamp set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Simon Says Stamp
I wrapped some black twine around the leaf panel and then added the sentiment strip. I tucked it the coffee cup behind the twine and then added the panel to a Kraft card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - What's Brewing. Penny Black - Foliage Fancy
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Coffee Cup
Ranger Perfect Pearls & Medium
May Arts Twine
Black Embossing Powder

September 21, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - Fabulous Felt

Hello!!

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



Dana

Art Impression Challenge #217 - Flowers & Foliage

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #217 - Flowers & Foliage! AI has several NEW Watercolor sets and to help celebrate all the DT is using some of the new sets to create there project featuring Flowers & Foilage!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
My card uses the WC Bird Bath Set and WC Branches Set along with a couple older (but not really THAT old WC) sets, WC Sentiments and WC Birds Set. I started by die cutting some watercolor cardstock with a scalloped circle.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I went to town stamping and coloring!! I used AI's Stamp Positioner to help place the birdhouse, bird, and nest in just the right place! It really helps a lot!! I used just a few Distress Markers with the stamping and coloring! Kept it simple! I used: Fired Brick, Evergreen Bough, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint. I just used my paintbrush and Peeled Paint on a clear block to add leaves to my tree branches!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

While the scalloped circle was drying I made a 3.5 x 5 Kraft card base and found some matching pattern paper from Fancy Pants Wish Season.  I trimmed the paper so it was about 1/4 inches short on all sides. Then added it to the card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I added the stamped circle to the card with foam tape, trimming off the overhang. I stamped the Happiness Grows in the bottom right corner and lastly added a few white sequins.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you will stop by and play along with us!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: WC Bird Bath SetWC Branches SetWC SentiemntsWC Birds Set
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Wish Season
Distress Markers
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle
Pretty Pink Posh - Sweet Pea Sequins.
AI's Stamp Positioner

September 20, 2017

It's Been Ruff

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today!! If you or someone you know loves dogs, you have to have this Doggy Kisses set! Not only is it cute, but it's also sooo funny! Perfect for the dog lover who happens to be under the weather!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started off by stamping the dog withholding the bear, doesn't he/she look warm and cozy and oh so cute?!?! I also stamped kleenex box and teacup. With my Spectrum Noir Markers, I colored them all up. I used DR1, DR6, DR7, IG1, IG2, JG5, JG6, TB4, TB5, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN6, Blender. Then I fussing cut out each image, leaving a small white border.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I picked out some pattern paper from Echo Park Paper Co. Petticoats and Pinstripes pad. I went with a pink for the background and a lovely flower pattern strip. From a yellow and white pattern, I cut a circle.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


After playing with the arrangement I went with putting the circle behind the flower pattern strip and then added the images with foam tape. To the right of the circle, I stamped the sentiment Heard it's Been Ruff.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps - Art Impressions - Doggy Kisses
Spectrum Noir Markers
Echo Park Paper - Petticoats & Pinstripes

September 15, 2017

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello!

It's time for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! Yay!!! It's been a touch warm the past day or two, but it was feeling very fall like before that!! I'm ready for the fall!! Make sure you link up your coffee card on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co

A new sponsor not only generously included a prize for the hop but also a coffee stamp set for the Design Team!! You can check out the But First Coffee set on their website!! Or buy it on scrapbook.com

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co

This is a fabulous coffee set, it has two coffee images and five coffee themed sentiments, along with a tiny coffee bean image and a row dots! I'm going to be using it a lot!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co
I decided to create cute card set, perfect to give as a gift!! I started with 3.5 x 5-inch card bases from Kraft cardstock, my card set includes 5 cards so everything I did 5 times!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co

Next, I pulled out Fancy Pants Happy Go Lucky pattern paper pad and selected 5 different patterns that all went together. I trimmed each pattern so they were about 1/4 inches smaller than my card bases. With a circle dies, I cut 5 kraft circles.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co
Then, with brown ink, I stamped the coffee cup from the set (using my MISTI to make stamping them a lot easier!!) With sharp scissors I fussy cut them all out leaving a small white border around them.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co
To help decorate the cups I found that the small leaf from the Waffle Flowers Give Thanks stamp set was the perfect size. I die cut the leafs out and then stamped them with PTI's Ripe Avocado ink. With some twine, I tied tiny little bows and adhered them to the stems of the leafs. Then with foam adhesive, I added each leaf to each of the coffee cups, then adhered the cups to the Kraft circles.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co
With the help of my MISTI, I stamped each of the sentiments on the different pattern paper panels. The MISTI helped so I could stamp multiple times on the more busier patterns! Then I just adhered the panels to each of the Kraft card bases!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Don't forget link up your FALL inspired coffee card!!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps - Echo Park Paper Co - But First Coffee. Waffle Flowers - Give Thanks
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Ripe Avacado
Pattern Paper: Fancy Pants - Happy Go Lucky
Hemptique twine

September 13, 2017

Latte Love with Art Impressions

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions today! Fall is around the corner and the new Girlfriend set Latte Love is perfect for fall and winter!! I went with fun colors because fall doesn't mean that you have to go with dark colors!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started by stamping the image on white cardstock and then using my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it. I used: BG3, BG6, BG10, BP1, BT3, BT4, BT5, CR1, CR3, CR4, CT1, CT4, DR1, DR6, DR7, EB5, EB6, GT2, GT3, JG4, OR1, OR4, PP2, PP4, PP5, PP6, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN5, TN7.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I fussy cut out the image leaving a small white border. For the sentiment, I stamped it on a strip of white cardstock. Then I cut some pattern paper from Pink Paislee's Take Me Away with a stitched rectangle. With adhesive I added the sentiment to the pattern paper panel, trimming off the over hang.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

To spice up the card a bit I added the rectangle at quite an angled. All but one corner were over the card edges, those got trimmed off. Last I just added the image with foam tape.

Happy Stamping!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Latte Love
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Pattern: Pink Paislee - Take Me Away
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Die