June 23, 2017

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



Hello!!

Today is the day for the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! I can't wait to see all the great summer and coffee themed cards!! My card is a little tongue in cheek, fun card! Last hope I won a gift card and got some new Hero Arts stamps that I really wanted to use sooo....

To-da!!! Coffee and a shark!!! What could be better and more summery!?!?!? :D

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Simon Says Stamp
I started with a panel of watercolor paper, placing a Simon Says Stamp Waves stencil on top. Then with three different Distress Inks, I watercolored in the open spaces of the lower half of the stencil. I controlled the water I used as I didn't want too much bleeding going on.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Simon Says Stamp

While that was drying I found a gray scrap card stock and I stamped the shark head from Hero Arts Killer Messages set on it in gray ink. With my versamark marker, I colored the inside of the mouth and added a little shading. With a white opaque pen, I colored in the teeth!!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Simon Says Stamp

My coffee cup came from Waffle Flower's Bear & Bird stamp set, I colored it with one of the blue Distress Inks. Then I fussy cut it and the sharks head out. I placed both on my panel and when I liked their placement I added them with foam tape.  With Distress Markers, I added the fishing pole and fishing line.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Simon Says Stamp

My sentiment came from My Favorite Things Stay Cool stamp set, I thought it went really well with my shark and coffee card!! I cut a strip of the sentiment and added it across the bottom of the card with foam tape!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Hero Arts Simon Says Stamp
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope everyone has fun for this Summer Coffee Hop, I can't wait for all the inspiration!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Hero Arts - Killer Messages, Waffle Flowers - Bear & Bird, My Favorite Things - Stay Cool
Distress Ink: Salty Ocean, Faded Jean, Peacock Feathers
Distress Markers: Hickory Smoke, Gathered Twigs
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp - Waves
Ink: Versafine - Smokey Grey

June 21, 2017

Exhausting Being This Fabulous

Hello!!!

Well, it's starting to get warm and feel like summer so I figured it's time for a summer card!! AI has several clear sets that were available at Micheals and now available at artimpressions.com! My card today uses Beach Babes!
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I started by stamping the three ladies image on some white card stock and used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it. The majority of these colors are the newest colors available! I used: AP1, AP2, AP3, BO1, BO2, BO3, DP1, DP2, DP3, GY1, GY2, GY3, MB1, MB3, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6. I used a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die to cut them out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For a beachy feel, I found some pretty sand and shell pattern paper and added it to a white card base. For the sentiment, I die cut a smaller rectangle and stamped it at the bottom. I adhered it to the back of the ladies so you could just see the sentiment below them. Then I added it directly to the card base.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I got the pattern paper from a paper pack collection and inside was also a sticker sheet, which I found an anchor sticker. Since I didn;t need it to be an actual sticker I added some baby powder to the back so it wouldn't be sticky. I added a little twine to the anchor and from my stash, I found a wooden circle anchor. I added both to the corner of the ladies rectangle.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Beach Babes
Spectrum Noir Markers
Carta Bella - Ahoy There Collection Pack
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles

June 15, 2017

Coffee Loving Cardmakers - Baker's Twine

Hello!!

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

I am on the Coffee Loving Card Makers blog today with some ideas for using Baker's Twine! I hope you will stop by and check it out!! Here is a little sneak peek for you!


Dana

Art Impressions Challenge #210 Let's Distress

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions Challenge #210 Let's Distress! Along with the challenge, there is a new release of Windows to the World and a new Frame Die!! I have two projects today, one featuring the frame die and new Window and another that follows the Let's Distress challenge using one Distress Marker.
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
The frames are really easy to use, just die cut, fold, and adhere the tabs! You want to use double sided pattern paper as you will see both sides. For the Window frame, I just stamped the cat window and colored it with my Spectrum Noir Markers. Trim it and adhere the frame over it show you can see the image. Really very easy!! The die even comes with a little stand that you adhere to the back, it folds flat for gift giving!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

For the other project, I stamped some of the new Watercolor stamp sets all with the Black Soot Distress Marker. I went with a black and white theme, using just that marker to watercolor. I cut the frame from black cardstock and then added a white ribbon to the back to make it an ornament/decor! Perfect for any cat lover!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stop by, break out your favorite distress products and play along with us!!

Dana

June 14, 2017

Paper Piecing with Art Impressions

Hello!!

I'm on the Art Impressions blog today! Father's day is right around the corner and today's card is perfect if you need a quick card at the last minute. I used FDMD Set, Gordon Golf Set with a little paper piecing.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I stamped Gordon on a white card base and on a piece of white cardstock. Then I stamped it a third time on some different pattern paper from some DoodleBug Designs pattern papers. I fussy cut out his shirt and pants. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

With my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored everything else. I used BT5, BT6, EB5, EB6, FS2, FS6, FS9, IG2, IG4, IG6. Then I fussy cut out Gordon. 

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions
I added him to the card with foam tape and with a gray marker I added a little bit of ground for Gordon to stand on. Last I stamped the #bestdadever sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Gordon Golfer
Spectrum Noir Markers
Doodlebug Designs Pattern Paper

June 7, 2017

Art Impressions Bug Buster

Hello!

I can't believe it's June already!! Of course with June comes Father's day and I start thinking about all the manly cards I should make!! Today I'm on the Art Impressions blog with a fairly easy but interesting card to share. Sometimes after coloring your image you just want to make a card without getting bogged down with some technique heavy!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started with the Bug Buster stamp set, this is a perfect set to have on hand, could easily be a father's day card or a birthday card!! I stamped the image on white cardstock and then used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color it up! I used EB6, FS4, FS6, FS9, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG10, TB3, TB4, TB8, TB9, True Black. Then I used sharp scissors and fussy cut him out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions


From a strip of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in black ink. Then I made a white card base. From my paper stash, I found a white wood grain and added it to the card. From the same stack, I found some blue polka dot pattern that matched. To make it interesting I added the sheet with one corner pointing down at about the middle of the card. Super duper easy, but adds a little interest being at an angle and having two patterns!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I added the sentiment strip across the card with foam tape and then added the image on top, also with foam tape. Since this is a more manly card I left off any embellishments!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Thanks so much for stopping by!! 

Dana 

Supplies
Stamps: Art Impressions - Bug Buster
Spectrum Noir Markers
Pattern Paper: DoodleBug Design - Kraft in Color

June 1, 2017

Art Impressions Challenge #209 White Space is Nice Space

Hello!

It's the second week of Art Impressions #209 White Space is Nice Space Challenge, plenty of time to still play along! AI also has two new clear stamps sets available at Micheals! My card features the Our Big Birthday Wishes set.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

I started by stamping the big image and used my Spectrum Noir markers to color it. I used: AB1, AB2, AB3, AG1, AG2, AG3, BG9, BG9, BG10, BO1, BO2, BO3, CR7, DP2, DP3, DP4, GY1, GY2, GY3, IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, MB1, MB2, MB3, MG3, MG5. Then I fussy cut the image out.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Since the challenge is White Space I couldn't add any pattern paper, so after some thinking I decided to do a white on white. First I stamped the sentiment on a white card base I placed a stencil over the base and pressed some versamark ink into the spaces of the stencil. I wanted a rough/nonperfect edge so I didn;t ink all the way to the edge, I also inked around the sentiment. Then I added white embossing and melted it with a heat tool.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Art Impressions

Last I added the stamped image with foam tape. I decided against adding anything, instead letting the image and background take the stage!

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

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Art Impressions - Our Big Birthday Wishes (available at Micheals)
Spectrum Noir Markers
Stencil: Sweet Stamps - Checker Flower
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts -White