May 31, 2017

Some Bunny Loves You

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! Looking through my cards still waiting to be posted I found this one spring card that I figured I'd share before summer really gets going!! I used Easter Blessings but the set has a non-Easter sentiment, Some Bunny Loves You so you can use these super adorable images all year round!! I used very spring colors for my card but could use more summer or fall colors to really stretch this stamp set!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with a panel of watercolor card stock and used Lindys Stamp Gang Magical's to watercolor a bit of yellow to it. The magicals are a powder and you just add it to water, gesso, embossing paste or whatever you want to add a tint too! I used the Bonjour Butter color.

While the panel was drying I picked out a die to create a window in the panel. Before die cutting (because my panel was wet) I lightly traced it on a white card base, where the window would be. In this area, I applied some Hero Arts Bubble Gum with an ink applicator. Then I placed a Tim Holtz stencil, Lace over it and applied more ink!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped the little bunny and colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers. I used: CG3, CR1, CR4, CR6, DG2, HB1, HB2, PL1, PL2, PL3. Then I fussy cut him out. The sentiment Some Bunny Loves You was stamped at the bottom of the pink lace and my pencil trace line of the window was erased.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
When my background was dry I die cut the window out and added it to the card base with the pink lacey part showing through. I added the little bunny to one corner of the window and lastly added a few sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Easter Blessings
Spectrum Noir Markers
Stencil: Tim Holtz - Lace
Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals - Bonjour Butter
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins - Sweet Pea Mix
Hero Arts - Bubble Gum Ink
Papertrey Ink - Half and Half die

May 25, 2017

Coffee Loving Card Makers - Do It Yourself Flowers

Hello!!

I'm on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today with several Do It Yourself Flower ideas! I created my flowers with stamps and an unexpected stamp! Stop by the blog to check it out, here's a little sneak peek!



Dana

May 24, 2017

Art Impressions & Distress Marker Watercoloring

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a card featuring the Watercolor Clay Pot set. I used my Distress Markers to color the images. I want a more spring-like feel so I used pinks as my main color!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by coloring the pot with a distress marker and stamping it on watercolor paper. I used some water and a paint brush, along with many other markers to color the pot. With the foliage I did the same thing, adding details and shading until I was happy with the image. The Distress Markers I used where: Weathered Wood, Festive Berries, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I used Papertrey Ink's Half & Half die to cut out the image. I found some pattern paper from Echo Park Paper that matched the colors I used and added one pattern to the card base and strip of another pattern in the middle.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the image the card with foam tape, trimming off the extra at the top. Then I scattered some matching sequins across the card. I decided to go without a sentiment for the front when a card is needed I can stamp a sentiment on the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Clay Pot
Distress Markers
Sequins: Pretty Pink Post  Sweet Pea Mix. Neat & Tangled Fall Festive Mix
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Co - PettiCoats & Pinstripes
Die: Papertrey Ink - Half & Half

May 18, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge #208 - Dot's & Stripes

Hello!!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #208 - Dots & Stripes! AI also has new interactive die and stamp sets, the PopCards!! My card features the Oldie Popcard stamp set and die set along with the PopCard Template.
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I started by stamping the all the images in the set. Then I used the following Spectrum Noir Markers to color the images, BG3, BG6, BG10, BP1, CT1, CT4, TB3, TB4, TB5, OR1.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
With washi tape I adhered the matching dies to the colored images. I also cut the template from white cardstock. I threaded each layer onto the template. The stamp set has instructions and the AI video channel has a video or two using these stamps and dies.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added some polka dot paper to the inside of the white cardbase. About 3/4 the way down at the crease I cut 2 slits like the instructions indicate. Then I added the Oldie on the template to the inside of the card along with strip that attaches the raised square to the Oldie. This moves the Oldie when you open the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the outside of the card I added the pink strip paper, along with a strip of polka dot paper. I die cut a white circle and a scallop circle from some pattern paper. Then I stamped the sentiment on the circle and added it to the scallop circle, then added that to the front of the card!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Oldies PopCards
Dies: Art Impressions - Oldies Popcards, PopCards Template
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Doodle Bug & My Minds Eye


May 17, 2017

Art Impressions AI People with Spectrum Noir Markers

Hi!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a card featuring one of the new AI People! These new stamps make perfect Get Well cards!! My card features the Crutches set.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by picking out some pattern paper from Echo Park Paper Co. Petticoats & Pinstripes. Then I picked out some similar Spectrum Noir markers to color the image. I used BP6, BP7, CR4, CR6, DR4, EB5, EB6, GT2, GT3, IG2, IG4, IG7.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added a pink pattern paper to a white card base, then I cut a stitched rectangle from a blue pattern. I added the stitched panel to the middle of the card. From white card stock I die cut an even smaller stitched rectangle. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I fussy cut the image and then added it to the card with foam tape. Last I stamped the sentiment on the white rectangle and also added it with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Crutches Set
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Paper Co. 

May 10, 2017

Quick Mother's Day Card

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with quick little Mother's Day card!! If you haven't yet made one, this might be the thing for you!! I used the FDMD Set, perfect to have on hand for your Mother's Day AND Father's Day cards!! 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with a watercolor panel that was a little bit smaller than 4 inches. Then I used the leafy stamp from the WC Foliage Set 1 along with the Distress Marker Forest Moss. I would color the stamp with the marker, then stamp along the panel. Stamp several at a time, then add a little bit of water with a paintbrush. I did this all the way around the square panel. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I used the flower cluster from the Flowering Mailbox set to stamp pink flowers all around the panel. I did it the same way I did the leaves, only with Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar. You can customize by using any leaf and flower stamp you want. And any watercoloring marker will work too!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I stamped the Mother's Day sentiment in the middle of the square panel. Then I used a little bit of Picked Raspberry and water to color the hearts. I added a few sequins to the panel and then added it to some light pattern paper and a card base.

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope all the Mom's (and Dad's who are the moms!) have a great Mother's Day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - WC Foliage Set 1, Flowering Mail Box, FDMD Set
Distress Markers: Forest Moss, Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar
Pattern Paper: Echo Park Paper - Petticoats & Pinstripes
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh - Sweet Pea Mix

May 9, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN - TODAY - Video

Hello!

Have you been watching HSN?!?! Lots of great products from Crafter's Companion!! This is my second post today, this time featuring the 3D Embossing Folders that are available on HSN! They will be on HSN at 8pm EST, TONIGHT!!

I was able to make a video with my Ipad for the first time! The video shows how I made the card, but I didn;t include on the video (I have to see about putting together multiple videos together still!!) how I did the embossing and using the gilding wax. But it's super easy, I used my Gemini to run the embossing folder through. You get awesome embossing with these folders!! Then I used a foam ink applicator and the gold Gilding Wax (it's really like ink or very light embossing paste!) to add the gold to the background!!

But anyway here is the video! Enjoy! Below are a few photos of the finished card!!




Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies:
Crafter's Companion: 3D Embossing Folder - Regency Swirls. Gilding Wax, Shimmering Cardstock - Coastal Pearl, Mixed Media Dies - Graceful Butterflies

Crafter's Companion on HSN TODAY!!

Hello!!

Crafter's Companion is on HSN TODAY!! You better run to the TV or HSN.com to get your hands on some awesome new Crafter's Companion crafty goodies!! This is my first of two posts today! I'll be back this afternoon!!

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
My card features the Today's Special Circle Centre Create A Card die! I first cut the base from Kraft cardstock, then again using the matting pieces and the flower background. I inked around the edge of the flower background with Distress Ink. and then added it to the card with foam tape.

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Next, I cut the Thank You So Much circle twice from Kraft cardstock. I used the same Distress Ink to ink up both sentiments, that way they are darker than the Kraft and easily read! Then I added both sentiments to each side of the circle.

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

For the flower, I used Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Lily and did some watercolor stamping with it! Once all my stamping and watercolor was done I die cut the lily and leaves out with the matching dies. Then I just assembled the lily flower with some liquid adhesive.

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Last, I added the lily to the card along with a few orange rhinestones for some sparkle.

Dana Warren -Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Thanks for stopping by!! I'll be back in a bit with a card featuring the new 3D Embossing folders!!

Dana

Supplies
Crafter's Companion: Create A Card Die - Circle Centre (available today on HSN!) Sheena Douglass - Perfect Partners Lily. Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers, Watercolor Cardstock.
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain

May 8, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN - Tomorrow

Hello!

Stopping by today with a card and a reminder that Crafter's Companion will be on HSN TOMORROW!! CC has a Today Special, some fabulous Create A Card Dies. I posted about one die here, the circle die and today I have a card featuring the Shutter Card die. You get BOTH in the Special!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
If you get these dies you are going to want to use heavy cardstock!! I used the Shetter die with some black cardstock and then used the matting dies to cut some pretty pattern paper. I added all but the center one to the card.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
Next, I pulled out Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Dragonfly Dance stamp and die set. I stamped the dragonflies on white card stock and then used the matching dies to cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

With my Spectrum Noir Markers, I colored in the dragon flies with colors I thought matched my pattern paper. I used: DP2, DP4, JG1, JG7, PL1, PL2, PL3.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I stamped the You're in My Thoughts sentiment on the center panel and then added it to the card. Last I added the dragonflies and a few sparkly rhinestones.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I'll be back tomorrow with a couple more posts featuring these new Create A Card dies and the new 3D Embossing folders!! And make sure you get over to HSN all day to pick these great new products for yourself!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Crafter's Companion - Sheena Douglass - Perfect Partners - Dragonfly Dance, Create A Card Dies (available May 9th on HSN), Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Recollections - Boho Boeheim



May 6, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN May 9th

Hello!

May 9th is right around the corner and I have another project featuring new 3D Embossing folders! These folders will be available from Crafter's Companion on HSN on May 9th!! It's a day long craft show on HSN and you are going to want to tune in! There is a ton of new products coming from Crafter's Companion!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
The folders measure almost 5 x 7 and I usually don't make cards this big but the embossing is so gorgeous that I had to show it all off! I trimmed some white card stock with one piece at 5 x7 and another to 5 x 7.5 inches, folding this at the 1/2 inch. This fold makes the fold on the card, and I just adhered the 1/2 inch piece to my 5 x 7 piece.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I ran the 3D embossing folder with some Crafter's Companion watercolor cardstock and ran it through my Gemini. Then I used several AquaBlend pencils (watercolor pencils) to color the different embossed flowers and leaves. A little water to get the watercolor look and I got a nice soft 3D background! I used Oregano, Petunia, Azalea, Hyacinth, Crocus, Sky Blue, Banana, Cherry Aegean Blue, Chrome Orange, Opal Blue, Pink Tulip, Jungle Green.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
I cut a white circle and stamped the So Sweet sentiment and then punched a hole at the top. Then I wrapped some twine around the embossed and colored panel, threading the twine through the sentiment circle. I fed the twine in a bow and to make sure the circle stayed put I added a touch glue behind the circle. Last I added the panel to my 5 x 7 card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion


Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana


May 3, 2017

Sorry You're Sick with Art Impressions

Hell!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a fun card featuring one of the new AI People!! A couple of the new sets are guys and we all know how well guys deal with being sick!! Haha!!  Today I'm using the Better Soon set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For this card, I started by die cutting a couple circles from white card stock. One for the image and the smaller for the sentiment. I used the following Spectrum Noir Markers to color the image: CR5, CR6, CR8, CR11, CR10, EB5, EB6, GB1, GB4, GT2, GT3, Blender.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Before I colored him up I picked out some pattern paper so I could match the image colors to the pattern paper. I went with My Minds Eye Hooray 6 x 6 pad.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

After adding the pattern paper to a white card base, I added the circles with foam tape and lastly added a few black enamel dots. Kept it simple since this is a card geared more toward a guy!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Happy Stamping

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Better Soon Stamp Set
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye - Hooray
Spectrum Noir Markers
Enamal Dots - Doodlebug - Beetle Black