August 16, 2017

Crafter's Companion on HSN TODAY!

Hello!!

This is my second post today! Click here if you are looking for my Art Impressions post!

Crafter's Companion is on HSN TODAY!!! It's a 24 hour craft all day on HSN with several full Crafter's Companion hours! Here is the planned schedule:



Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion
There are a ton of new CC products on HSN today! I'm featuring a couple of the new Sheena Douglass Christmas stamps: Festive Greetings and Christmas Snowdrops. I paired these stamps with the Snow Flurry embossing powder from Sara Davies Signature Collection, Festive Wonder.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

I started by stamping the gorgeous rose cluster from Festive Greetings on CC's then using my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it. I used: BO2, BO3, BO4, CG3, DG4, DR7, EB6, JG1, JG4, MG2, MG3, MG5, YG1, YG2, YG3. Then I fussy cut it out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Snowdrops set on a strip of white card stock. With a white card base, I ran the Snow Flurry embossing folder through my die cutting machine.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Crafter's Companion

With Tea Dye Distress Ink I lightly inked the snowflakes with the ink. I adhered the sentiment strip to the card base and then the flowers on top.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure you check out HSN, there are some seriously amazing new products to see!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Crafter's Companion - Sheena Douglass Christmas Snowdrops, Festive Greetings - Available at HSN
Spectrum Noir Markers
Embossing Folder: Sara Davies Signature Collection - Festive Wonder: Snow Flurry
Distress Ink: Tea Dye

You Rule with Art Impressions

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! It's Back to School time of year, whether it's grade school, high school or college, lots of students are going back to school soon! (I'm one of them! But my first day isn't until August 28th! I had classes over the summer that ended this past week so I am now enjoying my 2-week summer vacation!!)

AI's Teacher Rule clear set is the perfect Back to School stamp set! Send a note to a new or experienced teacher! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started with some red pattern paper and a ruler stencil by Tim Holtz. I used Black Soot Distress Ink to ink two rulers. I had originally inked four rulers across a panel, but as I put my card together decided to trim the panel so the white card base would show. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped the standing teacher and then colored her with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I used BP1, BT3, BT4, BT5, CR7, CR11, EB5, EB6, GT2, GT3, JG4, TN3, TN5, TN7, PP2, PP4, PP5, PP6. Then I fussy cut her out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the two stenciled rulers to the left side of a white card base and then stamped the You Rule sentiment at the top right corner. With foam tape, I added the teacher.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

This stamp set is also good during the school year and at the end of the school year. Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Teachers Rule
Spectrum Noir Markers
Stencil: Tim Holtz

August 10, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers -Buttons

Hello!

I'm on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with some great ideas to use those buttons!! We all have them, might as use them!! Here is a little sneak peek! I hope you stop by!!




Dana

August 9, 2017

Making Waves

Hello!!

We are in the tail end of summer so I have to share my summer themed cards before fall gets here!! Today's card features the Sally Swimmer Set and since I had the set out I made two so I could practice my skin coloring!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
After stamping the images on white card stock I stamped them again on different pattern papers (x2). I paper pieced the floaty, bathing suit and cap, before adhering the different pieces I used my Spectrum Noir Markers and Copic markers to color these fun ladies!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I used the following Spectrum Noir markers DR2, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, FS3, FS9, TN3. I keep trying with my SN markers but can never get it to look right. So when I remember (which isn't as often as I like!) I use a few Copic skin tone markers, for this lady I used E25, E57, E59.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

After coloring and adding the piecing I fussy cut out both ladies. I kept a bit of white around each image. Next, I cut the wave pattern paper with a stitched rectangle and added them each to a white card base. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I cut two white stripes and stamped the sentiment in black ink. I added it to the card with foam tape, along with the images. Last I added a few matching dots.


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I hope this inspires you to get out those summer stamps that you haven't used yet and get them inked up!! Summer is almost over!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Sally Swimmer
Spectrum Noir Markers
Copics
Pattern Paper - Carta Bella - Ahoy, There

August 3, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge #214 - Showered With Love

Hello!!

Today is the start of a new Art Impressions Challenge - Showered with Love! The change is to make a wedding or baby card! I created a video tutorial of the card below, make sure you stop by Art Impressions blog and check it out!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana


August 2, 2017

Watercolor background with Art Impressions

Hello !!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with two cards featuring the His & Hers Gardeners! I created a watercolor color background for each card and it was really easy!! If you already create with AI's Watercolor stamps you have the supplies to make your own watercolor background!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started by stamping most, if not all of the images from the His & Hers Gardeners clear set on white cardstock. With my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored them and then fussy cut them all out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

 For the Guy Gardner card, I used AP1, AP3, AP5, FS2, FS6, FS9, GY1, GY2, GY5, IG1, IG2, IG5, IG6, TN2. The Girl gardener I used in addition to the above AB1, AB2, AB3, TN9, TN8.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I trimmed to panels of watercolor cardstock that would fit the card bases. With my images cut out, I could move them around on the panels to plan out what I wanted to paint and where.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For both, I started with the grown and worked my way up. The Guy Gardner got a tree, a bush and a little bit of grass along with a nice blue sky for the background of the scene. When it was dry I stamped the Howdy-hoe sentiment and added my colored images with foam tape. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the Girl Gardner, I did a few bushes and the sky of course! I kept her background a little bit more simple because I was adding more colored images. I stamped the sentiment and the dot swirl and then added everything else with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Last, both panels adhered to white card bases. The Girl Gardner card I did more simple (less layering/shading) and for the guy made it a little involved with the shading! Regardless of your skill level, any water coloring looks good!!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - His & Hers Gardeners
Gansai Watercolors
Spectrum Noir Markers

July 30, 2017

Washi Tape Background

Hello!!

I'm stopping by with a just for fun card I made last weekend! It's for a2zScrapbooking's Monthly Challenge! The challenge is Anything Goes and you have to use a Hero Art product. This challenge is perfect because I've had some new HA stamps waiting to be used!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts
I started with Enjoy the Journey stamp set and stamped the bottle, then started stamping my scene with the ship and different elements in the set all inside the bottle. Off to the side, I stamped the cork and the Oh Ship! word bubble.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts

With my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers I colored the images, I used: AB1, AB3, CR11, EB1, EB2, EB4, EB7, GT1, IG2, MB1, MB2, and Blender. I used IG 2 to shade the sails and the blender to lighten it up a bit. I also used a light blue Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencil for the back ground. It's super light, I just wanted a hint of color in the sky, but the photo light washed it out!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts

Next, I fussy cut out the bottle, sentiment, and cork. I added sentiment bubble and cork to the bottle with foam tape.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts
Then on some tourquoise-y colored card stock, I added a few rows of different Washi Tape, very easy but lots of impact. I picked up this Washi Tape at Micheals it's a cool mermaid theme set! Next, I added the bottle to the card with foam tape and last stamped the I Forgot Your Birthday below the bottle.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Hero Arts - Enjoy The Journey
Washi Tape: Recollections - Enchanting
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils: Denim Blue

July 27, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Texture

Hi!

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 Texture ideas for your cards! I hope you'll stop by, here is a little sneak for you!!


Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #213 - I'll Text You

Hello!!

There's still a week left to play along with Art Impression Challenge #213. The challenge is called I'll Text You and the challenge is to use text only!!

For my card, I kept it some one simple!! It definitely helped that I had a MISTI!! So much that I had enough sentiments to make two cards!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
So I pulled a few colored card stock from my scrap bin and then pulled a ton of AI birthday stamp sets!! I can't find my list of sets used, but really just go to your AI stash and use as many as you can for this challenge!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I stamped the sentiments on the scraps with watermark ink and then embossed them in white. The MISTI helped stamp multiple sentiments at once along with stamping them on different colored card stock too!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I just used some scissors and trimmed the sentiments into squares and rectangles. I pulled out two white card bases and started adhering the sentiments on the cards. Some hung over the edges and some didn't, I trimmed any that hung over.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


Since my card fronts were all sentiments I decided to do a basic image on the inside of each card. So I stamped an AI cake and sentiment below. With my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored the cake, making sure my colors matched my colored cardstock! I just trimmed the stamped panel to a rectangle and adhered it to the inside of both cards!

Super easy and a great way to use up those scraps!! I hope you will play along with us at the Art Impressions challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

July 26, 2017

Too Long to Recover

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a sweet and easy card featuring the new Doggy Kisses stamp set! Some times I just feel like coloring, so I usually pick a set, stamp all the images and color!! The hard part is getting around to making cards with all the images!! LOL!!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
This card was fast and easy because I already had the image colored, it was just about making a card layout for it. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Markers: BP1, CR4, PP1, TN3, TN5, TN7. The image was fussy cut out with a little bit of a white border.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I used some pretty pink pattern paper for the background, trimming it about 1/4 smaller than the card base. Then I trimmed a wide strip of white card stock and stamped the Hope It Won't Take Too Long To Recover sentiment at the bottom middle. 

Before adhering the pattern paper I wrapped black twine several times around the panel. I added the sentiment strip above the twine with double sided tape. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Next, I added the cute doggy to the card above the sentiment with foam tape. Last I scattered 3 black enamel dots around the card.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Doggy Kisses
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: Pebbles - Garden Party
Enamel Dots
Twine: May Arts - Black

July 24, 2017

Word Dies & Masked Background

Hello!!

I'm sharing a card I made this weekend for Neat & Tangled Challenge - Masking. I have a few new stamps that I won and I finally got around to creating with them and today's card features one of those sets: N&T's Calathea.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Neat & Tangled
The challenge is masking so I decided to do some masking with a sentiment die that I've had forever but only used the first time for this card! I cut the Thank You die many times from Simon Says Stamp Masking paper and then added them to a panel of watercolor cardstock.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Neat & Tangled

I created the background in two main steps, after adding the masking thank yous I used Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Ink spray's: Tears on My Pillow Tangerine.  While that was drying I stamped 4 leafs from the Calathea set. Then I fussy cut out each of the leafs for later.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Neat & Tangled
For the second background step I stamped the leafs many times over the masked thank you's I used many different inks for the multi stamped leafs. I inked each row several times, using my MISTI to make sure they stamped in the same place.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Neat & Tangled


I removed the thank you masks and wrapped some black twine around the panel. Then I added 3 of the 4 leafs directly to the card, the 4th was added with foam tape. Over the weekend I played around with some Nuvo Crystal Drops, they were dry when I was making this card so I added a few of the best one's I made. To finish off the card I just added the panel to a card base.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Neat & Tangled - Calathea
Ink: Papertrey Ink - Ripe Avocado, Pine Feather, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss, New Leaf. Hero Arts - Forever Green, Field Greens, Green Hills.
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Tears on My Pillow Tangerine Ink Spray
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Pale Gold
Die: Heidi Swapp - Thank You
Masking Paper: Simon Says Stamp


July 19, 2017

Heartfelt Gratitude

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a little watercolor scene I created with Wooden Chair Mini SetWC Sentiments SetWC Cats, and WC Flower Set 2WC Foliage Set 1.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the chair and the flower pot, then the cat. To stamp and color, I used lots of Distress Markers, I'll list them out at the end.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

To color the images I also scribbled the colors on a palette and used a paint brush to color the images. Going back over areas with more color to add depth and shading. As I stamped the flowers and foliage I used water and a paintbrush to get the watercolor look.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I added just a little bit of blue to background for a sky. Then I stamped the Heartfelt Gratitude stamp in brown ink. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle. From my stash, I found some green paper and added it to a white card base. I added the stamped panel with foam tape and last rounded the corners of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Stamping!!

Distress Markers: Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Rusty Hinge, Gathered Twigs, Tea Dye, Bundled Sage, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Aged Mahogany, Shaded Lilac, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Wilted Violet, Squeezed Lemon.

July 13, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Inking

Hello!!

This is my second post today! Click here for my Art Impressions post! I am also on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with some Inking ideas! I hope you'll stop by, here is a little sneak for you!!


Art Impressions Challenge #212 - Bling, Glitter, or Glossy

Hi there!!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #212!! The challenge is to use some Glitter, Bling or something Glossy or all three!! I went with two of the three!!  There are also 2 NEW Girlfriend stamps too!! My card features the Latte Love set!!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with my background using Crafter's Companion Luxury Cardstock Silver Pack and cuts stripes of the mirror and glitter card stock. The I adhered them to a white card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I stamped the image and decided to do some paper piecing so I did some stamping on different pattern papers. I fussy cut out the different patterns, then I used Spectrum Noir Markers to color the skin, hair, shoes, and cups. I used AB1, AB2, AB3, AG1, AG3, AG5, BO2, BO3, CR8, EB5, EB6, FS2, FS3, FS6, FS8, FS9, GY1, GY2, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG10, PL2, PL5. I also used a couple Copic markers to get a different skin color: E13, E21.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

When I was done coloring I added my fussy cuts and then fussy cut the whole image. I added the image to the card with foam tape. For a sentiment, stamped it on a strip of white cardstock and then notched each end.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Latte Love
Pattern Paper: Recollections - Boho Bohemiem
Spectrum Noir Markers
Cardstock: Crafter's Companion - Silver Pack

July 12, 2017

Art Impressions Hoop Art

Hello!!

Are you a fan of Art Impressions Watercolor Stamps?? Today, I have a noncard idea!! Use your stamps to create some wall decor with an embroidery hoop!! It's super easy!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started with watercolor card stock and the following AI stamps: WC SentimentsWC CatsWC Small ContainersWC Flower. To color the stamps I used Distress Markers. I lost my list of markers I used, but you can see the colors I used in the photo and can customize them to fit your decor!

When I was stamping the cat and container I used AI's stamp positioner. As I stamped the images I would also scribble the marker ink on the palette, using a paintbrush and watercolor to add color and details. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Once everything was dry I placed the inside hoop around the image and lightly traced around the outside of it. Along with this line, I used a bone folder to crease a circle. It's not going to perfect as it's hard to crease in a circle!!! I worked the paper to bend the cardstock at the crease, all the way around the circle. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I cut the paper around the circle leaving about 1/4 between the crease and edge. Then I made cuts all around the circle stopping at the crease. I added double sided tape to the outside of the inside hoop circle. I centered the image on top the hoop and pressed the tabs I cut onto the tape, working my way around the hoop, but also making sure the image stays centered in on the hoop. Last, I added the top hoop, tightening the screw at the top. 

Now you have a pretty handmade decor to add to your wall or give as a gift!!

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Dana