Wooden Tulip Tag

Darkroom Door - Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hi, it's Godelieve today. I want to share a wooden tag, stamped with Distress Paints.

I stamped the Dots and French Script texture stamps with Distress Paints.  Painted the edges of the wooden tag. After the paint had dried, I stamped the tulip in red and green. The sentiment was stamped with Archival Ink Jet Black.
I love how well the texture stamps work with Distress Paints.
Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Paints: Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Thanks for visiting today!

Brushstroke Bike Tags

Darkroom Door - Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hi, Connie here with a couple of cards, that can be tied on a gift bag, using four different Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets. These are examples of how well the sets work together.

These are really simple to make. Start by stamping the road on the cardstock. I used the wavy stroke from the Brush Strokes stamp set. Then I stamped the bicycle from Enjoy The Ride set on the road. Then the splats from the Paint Splats set, for the sun. I did all the stamping with Ranger/Wendy Vecchi Archival inks. 
I shaded all around the cardstock with several different Tim Holtz Distress inks until I achieved the look I was after. I matted the cardstock with different pattern papers. I use what I have left over from other projects.
I set an eyelet in the corner and added twine. The stars and hearts are from the All Occasions set as is the sentiment.
Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Enjoy The Ride Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Pattern paper
Cardstock: white
Thanks for stopping by!

Carved Caravans Layout

Darkroom Door - Friday, September 12, 2014

Hello stampers! Today I have a scrapbooking layout to share with you made with the new Carved Caravan Stamp Set, designed by Godelieve Tijskens.

The stamps made me think of all the camping holidays we had has children, so I decided to make a layout about those memories. The Carved Caravan set has lots of cute little details, which you can use to build up scenes: umbrellas, chairs and a table, a barbeque, carpets, banners and cool drink bottles.  I die cut tags from patterned paper to make a home for the smaller stamps and for my title. The background is Prima patterned paper, with quite a bit of inking to colour the map print.
The caravans were stamped on Prima patterned paper with Cobalt Blue, Potting Soil and Red Geranium Archival Ink and cut out.
I also cut out the windows and placed a mica sheet behind and a little curtain made from lace. 

The title was stamped with the scratched Alphabet set and I also stamped butterflies using Wildflower Vol. 1 and Saffron ink. They were cut out and layered two together, so that it looks like they are fluttering across the page. 
I love these smaller stamps in the Carved Caravan set, such fun scenic elements. 
Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Carved Caravans Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wildflowers Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Scratched Alphabet Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door New York Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Surfaces: Prima: Cartographer A4 pad
Dies: Sizzix: Tag Collection
Ranger Archival Ink: Cobalt Blue, Potting Soil, Vermillion, Saffron
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat stickers, Elements Tissue Tape; US ArtQuest Mica; twine; ribbon
Thank you for stopping by at the blog today!
Happy stamping!

Emulsion Frame & Feathers Card

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Hi! Belinda here today to share with you a card I created using the Emulsion Frame Stamp. I have used a stamp layering technique to combine the frame with some feathers from the Feathers Rubber Stamp Set and the French Script Background Stamp.


1. Apply the Chevron Background Stamp onto a piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using Aquamarine Ranger Archival Ink. Rub in some Peacock Feathers Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the edges using an ink blending tool. Distress the edges. Ink again with the Peacock Feathers ink. Stick down on your black cardstock base.

2. Apply the Emulsion Frame Stamp onto a piece of smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink.

3. Stamp the peacock feather from the Feathers Rubber Stamp Set inside the frame using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Mask the bottom edge of the frame with some scrap paper before you stamp the feather so that you don’t obscure the bottom of the frame.

4. Use Tim Holtz Distress Markers to colour the feather image.

5. Apply Crushed Olive Tim Holtz Distress Ink all over the background of this piece using an ink blending tool. Flick water over the surface using your fingertips. Dry with a heat gun. This will cause the colours to blend a little and leave some lovely water stains.

6. Apply the French Script Background Stamp over the top using Olive Ranger Archival Ink.

7. Flick some Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray in Vibrant Turquoise over the top. Remove the spraye from the bottle and add some more colour, allowing it to run a little from the top of the feather.

8. Tear around the outer edge of the frame and ink with Peacock Feathers Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Stick down on your card front.

9. Stamp another feather onto white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Fussy cut the feather and bundle together with some real feathers and a metal brush pen top. Tie up with string and add to the card front.

10. Cut out your sentiment from various Wordstrips in a ransom note fashion and add to the card. 

TIP: Add double sided tape to the back of your Wordstrips before cutting words and letters out. Then you just need to peel off the backing and stick on. Much easier than trying to add tape to the back of a tiny letter.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Emulsion Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Feathers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Chevron Background Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Jet Black, Olive
Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray Vibrant Turquoise
Ranger Distress Ink: Crushed Olive, Peacock Feathers
Ranger Distress Markers: Broken China, Dusty Concord, Pine Needles
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Findings Pen Nibs

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and checking out my card today. 


First Class Typewriter Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 29, 2014

Hello, it's Susie here. I've been having fun playing with Typewriter Collage Stamp. Having a secretarial background in my distant working life, I can relate well to this stamp!

1. Stamp Typewriter collage stamp on the bottom left corner of a piece of watercolour paper (smooth side). Add scripted text images from both the Correspondence and Vintage Office stamp sets with red and grey ink.
2. Stamp postmark stamp (Correspondence) twice, in red ink.
3. Stamp the three rubber stamp images and ink well (Vintage Office) with black ink and 'First Class' label with red ink on white card. Trim to size.
4. Layer sections of vintage text around the Typewriter collage image. Add two mini paper clips to the edge of work.
5. Stamp scripted text on edges of a separate page of vintage text and affix collage work to this.
6. Embellish with stamped images, vintage postage stamp, punched vintage text and a pen nib.
7. Finally, mount onto folded watercolour card.


A simple colour palette can help tie elements together. Using neutral colours (white, taupe and grey) with a splash of red helps to make focal images really pop.

Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Typewriter Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Vintage Office Rubber Stamps
Ink Pads: Red Brick (VersaMagic), Onyx Black and Smokey Gray (VersaFine)
Watercolour paper, vintage novel and postage stamp
Tim Holtz pen nibs and mini paper clips

Thanks for visiting Darkroom Door today!

Sydney Filmstrip Card

Darkroom Door - Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hello, it’s Robyn joining you today to share a simple but effective card using the Darkroom Door Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp with Sydney Filmstrips. 
The Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp is the perfect size for adding little bits of grungy texture to a background. The gorgeous black and white pictures from the Sydney Filmstrip suit this texture perfectly.

1. Start the card by tearing around a piece of pale brown cardstock to suit a darker brown card front.  Ink the torn edges with brown Distress Ink and add some sponging to parts of the card stock.

2. Randomly stamp across the piece with Weathered Stripes Texture stamp using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.

3. Tie a length of ribbon across the bottom of the cardstock and adhere to card front.
4. Affix a length of Sydney Filmstrip at an angle.  Trim flush with the sides of the card front.
5. Add a word from the Seaside Wordstrips and a couple of buttons to finish.
Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door  Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Sydney Vol 2 Filmstrips
Darkroom Door Seaside Wordstrips
Ranger Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Chipped Sapphire
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ribbon & buttons
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this card – any of the beautiful Darkroom Door Filmstrips with landscape oriented images would work perfectly with this design. 
Until next time,

3D Patchwork Butterfly Card

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hi, Connie here with a 3D card using the Patchwork Butterfly Collage Stamp. This is a very cool technique that makes the design really pop off the front of the card. 

1. These are the sizes I worked with, 5" x 3 1/2" , 4" x 2 1/2", 3" X 1 1/2" . Cut all three sizes out of cardstock or pattern paper.
2. Stack them together on top of each other, putting the smallest in the middle on top.
3. Take a small piece of adhesive and place it in the middle on the back of each piece of cardstock to keep the stack together. This means the stack doesn't move while I stamp the image.
4. Stamp the image on top of the stack. The stamp will stamp onto all three panels.
5. Take the stack apart and matt each section with cardstock.
6. Put the stack together again and you will be pleasantly surprised at the image.  It looks 3D.
7. Mist with brown spray mist. 
8. Add embellishments and sentiment.
9. Adhere card front to card.
Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Patchwork Butterfly Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamps
Ranger Archival Ink
Trims, flowers, stick pin
Jillibean Soup pattern paper
Thanks for stopping by!

Elegant and Stylish Corsetry Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hello, Lynne here today sharing two cards featuring the Corsetry Stamp Set.

1. Tear panel approximately the size of 6"x4" cardbase. Repeatedly stamp Floral Texture Stamp with London Fog ink. With Tuxedo Black ink, stamp lace along top edge. Adhere this panel to cardbase and sponge Distress Ink onto the edges. Trim the top edge with velvet ribbon, ric rac and a paper flower.

2. Tear a second, smaller panel, sponge Distress Ink onto the edges.  On this panel, second and third generation stamp the Floral Texture Stamp with London Fog ink pad.  Continue stamping on this panel with Tuexdo Black ink and lace stamp, stamped along the edges to create a border.  In the middle of the panel stamp corset. Trim the panel with laces.

3. Stamp Floral Texture Stamp with Jet Black onto muslin.  Fray the edges before adhering to cardbase with Gel Medium.

4. Adhere the smaller stamped panel to card base.

5. Stamp postal mark and label  from the Montmartre stamp set onto white cardstock.  Ink edges.  Adhere to cardbase, embellishing label with pearl sticker. 

Lace stamps create pretty borders around an image.

1.Repeatedly stamp French Script Background Stamp onto white cardstock with London Fog ink pad, then stamp label from the Montmartre stamp set with Jet Black ink on the top corner.  Stamp lace along the top edge.
2. On a different piece of white cardstock, repeatedly stamp Floral Texture Stamp with London Fog ink pad then stamp lace around the edges with Gray Flannel ink pad, creating a border.
3. Stamp corset onto white cardstock with Jet Black ink.  To create a pretty detail, re-ink only the top edge of the corset and stamp onto mulberry paper.  Fussy cut the detail then apply Gel Medium only along the bottom edge before layering over the main image. With Gray Flannel inkpad, stamp lace around the edging to create a border.
4. Tear each stamped panel around the image. Apply Distress Ink and Paint to all edges. 

1. Sandwich torn black lace and decorative handmade paper between the cardbase and second panel.
2. Onto scrap cardstock stamp Texture Floral Stamp then use a punch to punch out two tags.  Onto the tags stamp Stylish and Elegant words from the Corsetry stamp set with Jet Black ink. Apply Distress Ink to edges and embellish one of the tags with a pearl sticker. Thread through ivory jute twine before adhering to corner of the smallest panel, embellishing with a lace rose.
3. Stamp Floral Texture Stamp onto muslin, fray the edges for a lovely effect before layering with various laces and trim.
4. Stamp postal mark from Montmartre stamp set onto a piece of the scrap stamped cardstock. Cut out, ink the edges then adhere to the stamped muslin. Finally embellishing the card with a pearl sticker.

Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Corsetry Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Lace Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Montmartre Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Floral Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background
Ranger Gel Medium
Memento London Fog, Grey Flannel, Tuxedo Black Ink Pads
Staz-on Jet Black Ink Pad
Distress Ink Black Soot
Other: white cardstock, pearl stickers, muslin, paper blossom, ric rac, lace, velvet ribbon, ivory jute twine, lace rose, pearl stickers, tag shaped punch, mulberry paper, floral handmade paper, black lace.
Thank you for your visit to the Darkroom Door blog today!
Until next time,

Typewriter Collage Stamp Card

Darkroom Door - Monday, August 25, 2014

Hi! Belinda here today to share with you a card I created using the fabulous Typewriter Collage Stamp with lots of distressed and torn layers of book paper in keeping with the 'type' theme.


1. Swipe some gesso over a piece of book paper using a make-up wedge. Allow to dry completely.

2. Apply the Tyoewriter Collage Stamp onto the book paper using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink.

3. Tear around the image and ink the edges with Antique Linen Tim Holtz Dustress Ink. Crinkle the paper up a bit.

4. Layer the stamped piece onto to more pieces of gessoed book paper torn to size. Ink all pieces and crinkle slightly. Stick down onto the black cardstock base.

5. Stamp some leaves from the Leaves Rubber Stamp Set onto some scraps of book paper. Scrunch up a little and then staple together with a piece of Tim Holtz Filmstrip Ribbon on top. Add a sentiment cut from a Wordstrip.

6. Place the Tim Holtz Schoolhouse Layering Stencil over parts of the card and apply some Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Black Gesso using a make-up wedge.

7. Attach the leaf cluster to the bottom left hand side of the card.

8. Cut out an image from the Friends & Lovers Photobooth sheet. Sand around the edges and ink with Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Distress the edges and apply the Antique Linen ink again. Add to the top right hand side of the card. Staple on a couple of pieces of Tim Holtz Filmstrip Ribbon and attach a Tim Holtz Hinge Clip.

9. Cut out a sentiment using random letters from various Wordstrips. Add a Tim Holtz Stencil Type letter and tie some twine onto the hinge clip.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Typewriter Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Friends & Lovers Photobooth
Darkroom Door Venetian Wordstrips
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 2 Wordstrips

Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Tree Branch

Ranger Black Gesso

Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Black Soot

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Schoolhouse
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Filmstrip Ribbon, Stencil Type, Hinge Clips

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and checking out my card today. Don't forget to check back tomorrow for some more inspiration from the Creative Team.


Bold Blossom Colourful Tags

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 22, 2014

Hi stampers, it's Godelieve here, sharing some tags I made featuring the Bold Blossoms Stamp Set.

After stamping the Bold Blossoms on textured cardstock, I used the stamps without reinking them on these white tags. I loved the pattern, caused by the textured cardstock.
I colored the tags on my craftsheet with Distress Inks and water. I stamped the flowers again, with Archival inks. The French Script Texture stamp and Thank You Word Block were also stamped with Archival inks. I used blue pearls and flowers from my stash, and black twine to finish off the tags.

Supplies used:  

Darkroom Door Bold Blossoms Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Thank You Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Archival Inkpads: Jet Black, Carnation Red, Fern Green
Distress Inkpads: Evergreeen Bough, Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry
Thanks for dropping by today!