February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Hello!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!! I'm single so no celebrations for me, but I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a Valentine card to share with you!! It features the Valentine Mail, part of the Windows to the World stamp line. 
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the image on white cardstock and using my Spectrum Noir Marker to color it. I used: AB1, AB3, AG1, AG2, AP2, BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, BO4, CT1, CT3, CT4, LG1, LG2, LG4, LG5, PP1, PP2, PP4, PP5, RB1, RB2. I did a bit of quick coloring, leaving some white areas as I colored which helps to give it a light fresh spring-like feel to the image!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I trimmed the image down to make a square and round the corners. Next, I decided to use up some old stickers that I have had forever!! They are from SRM Stickers called We've Got Your Borders Valentine. I checked and they show up on their website, but currently out of stock. Not sure if this means to do still carry them or not because I really have had these a long time!! 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I basically added the border stickers one after each other across a white card base! Then I added the stamped image to the center with foam dots and last rounded just the bottom two corners!

Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Valentine Mail
Spectrum Noir Markers
SRM Stickers

February 9, 2018

CLC & Gracielle Designs Collaboration


Hello!!

I'm excited to be hopping with designers from Coffee Loving Cardmakers AND Gracielle Designs!! Gracielle has designed an amazing coffee digi stamp set called Coffee & Love! You can hop along to see lots of different takes on this fab stamp set!!

If you arrived from the amazing Dana Gong blog, you are in the right place!! If you get lost you can check out the blog hop list on the CLC blog or Gracielle blog! You can also find the beginning of the hop if you want to start there!! Oh, and don't forget to leave comments along the way for your chance at 2 $10 gift cards to Gracielle Designs Etsy shop!!


Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Gracielle Designs
Ok! On to my card!! I started by printing out the image and sentiments!! Being a digital stamp you can resize them to fit your needs!! Then I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the image, I used: AB1, AB2, AB3, AP1, AP2, AP4, BG3, BG4, BG6, BG7, BG8, BT9, CG2, DG3, DR7. Then I fussy cut around the image and one of the sentiments.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Gracielle Designs

For my background, I used the leftover negative of a foil transfer! For the other project, I used a stencil and added liquid adhesive from Therm O Web, kind of like embossing paste! But since its glue as soon as your done, wash it! I let the adhesive totally dry! Also, note that depending on how careful you are or want to be some glue can get under the stencil. It can give a nice not perfect/aged look to it. The stencil I used was Simon Says Stamp Dots and Lines.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Gracielle Designs

When the adhesive was dry I added Therm O Web's Deco Gold Foil to the panel. The gold sticks to the adhesive. What's left over is the negative part of the stencil on the transfer foil and this is what I used on my card. I just added the transfer foil to a piece of adhesive cardstock and that panel was added to a white card base.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Gracielle Designs
Next, I added a strip of brown cardstock with foam dots along with my colored image on top. I applied some light brown ink to the sentiment as the white cardstock was too stark against the card. The sentiment went next to the coffee cup and last I added a few sequins and cork dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop in the hop is the super talented Erin Theim!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Gracielle Designs - Coffee and Love
Spectrum Noir Markers
Therm O Web: Liquid Adhesive, Gold Deco Foil
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Festive Fall Mix
Cork Dots: Recollections
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp - Dots & Lines

February 8, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Stitching & Sewing

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! Here is a little sneak peek, I hope you will stop by!!


Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #225 - Sweet Treats

Hello!

It's the second seek of Art Impressions Challenge #225! AI also has a great new release! A new Easter set and a St. Patricks set!! My card today features the Shamrock set!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started by stamping the dancing lady and couple clovers. I used my Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolour Pencils. Instead of water, I used a Recollections Blender Pen. It gives a watercolor look, but its a lot easier with no drying time! (note that the pencils stain the pen and I always have a scrap piece for the times when I have too much color on the pen.)

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

After coloring the image I cut it out with a My Favorite Things Oval Stitched die. Then I stamped the sentiment Get Your Green On! just to the left of the image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I found some pattern paper that matched and added it to a white card base. I added a few stripes of other pattern papers along with a heart sticker.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Then I added the oval with foam tape. I fussy cut two clovers and added them to the oval. Last I rounded each corner.

Thanks for stopping by!! Make sure you stop by and play along with our challenge for your chance to win some AI goodies!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Shamrock
Pattern paper: We R Memory Keepers - Teresa Collins Snapshots Collection
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils
Blender Pen

February 7, 2018

Laugh Out Load

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with a fun card featuring the Lots of Love stamp set! The set has three different sentiments that go great with the image and sure to get a laugh and smile!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the image and then die cutting it out with a stitched rectangle. With my Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils, I colored the image. I used Jade, Emerald, Carmine, Rose Red, Petal, Carnation, Vintage Blue, Royal Blue, Denim Blue, Reef Blue, Buttercup, Honey, Pewter, Black, Sea Urchin, Admiral Blue, Spice Brown, Bark, Yellow Ochre, Paprika, Cream, Ginger.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I stamped the We're Laugh Out Loud Hilarious sentiment in the upper right corner. Then I picked out some pattern paper and adhered it to a white card base. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Next, I added the colored panel to the card, but to add a little interest I added it at an angle and trimmed off the overhang. Last I added a few colorful buttons with a strong liquid adhesive.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps - Art Impressions - Lots of Love
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Die

January 31, 2018

Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils & Art Impressions Stamps

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! Are you a fan of coffee? If so you need the Latte Love set! It has a great girlfriend image and a couple different sentiments!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions, Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils
I started my card by stamping the image and then using Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils to color. I used Pumpkin, Nectarine, Denim Blue, Royal Blue, Pink Blush, Vivid Pink, Pewter, Black, Mustard, Saffron, Cherry Red, Saddle Brown, Paprika, Amazon Green, Forest Green, Spice Brown, Bark, Yellow Ochre, Espresso, Admiral Blue, Anemone. After coloring I fussy cut the image out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions, Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils

If you are strapped for time the Kraft Foil paper pad from Bazzill is great to have on hand! It has Kraft cardstock with gold foil in a bunch of different patterns! A great way to have a cool background without the work!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions, Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils

I picked out the polka dot pattern and added it to a white card base. From a leftover strip, I flipped it over and stamped the sentiment Take Life One Cup at a Time. Then I added it to the card base and then the ladies with foam tape.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions, Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Latte Love Set
Pattern Paper: Bazzill Basics - Kraft Foil
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils

January 25, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Doilies

Hello!

I'm on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today and I have an Art Impressions post that you can see here! Below is a little sneak peek of my CLC card, I hope you will stop by!!





Dana