Postage Stamp Framp Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Hi there! Today we are sharing some great ideas on how you can use the Postage Frame Stamp

Connie Mercer has used a masking technique to add the Fallen Leaves into the centre of the frame:


Stamp on white cardstock using the Postage Stamp Frame Stamp.  Select the ink color of your choice (I used a light blue). Make a mask for the Postage Stamp Frame (stamp the Postage Stamp a second time and cut out the middle). Place the mask over the first Postage Stamp print and stamp the Fallen Leaves Background in the centre of the Postage Stamp Frame.  Stamp out the leaves, Robin bird, sentiment and cut them out. Stamp Script on Post card. Stamp Special Delivery on Postage Stamp Frame. Adhere to front of card. Adhere leaves, sentiment and bird.

The Postage Stamp Frame Stamp also fits perfectly around the Photo Stamps, as you can see here in this card by Robyn Wood:


Stamp Postage Frame directly onto card front using Brilliance Black ink and emboss with clear powder. Place the stamp at an angle with the top left hand corner leaning to the left slightly. Stamp Star Flowers Photo stamp onto gloss cardstock using Archival Jet Black.  Colour the flowers using markers. I used Tombow pens in green, pink and lilac. Give the background some colour by sponging with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Trim the flower image to 6.5 cm x 10.2 cm and mount onto pink cardstock leaving a thin margin. Then mount over the frame image. For something different I used foam tape between the flower collage and pink layer to give some height and then double sided tape between the pink cardstock and card front. Trim some wording from Bright Blossoms Wordstrips and add to the left hand side of the flowers. Add a snippet of ribbon and a button to the lower, right hand side for balance.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Postage Stamp Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Star Flowers Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Saying Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Robin Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Fallen Leaves Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Wordstrips 
Distress Ink: Antique Linen
Clear embossing powder
Tsukineko Brilliance Ink: Graphite Black
Tombow markers: pink, green, lilac

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Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 06, 2015
Hello! Today we are sharing 4 fabulous cards using the Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp! The first two cards were created by Teresa Abajo: 


Stamp the Ornate Frame in grey ink, then cut out the centre. Adhere an image from the Sweet Treats Vol 1 Filmstrip and a word from the Sweet Treats Wordstrip. Apply Liquid Pearls to cupcake. 


Stamp the Ornate Frame in grey ink, then cut out the centre. Mask off the frame shape and stamp over the top with Scratches Background. Adhere this piece over a Prague Photochip image, then onto a piece of grey card that has been stamped with Brick Wall Background. Add a word from the Prague Wordstrip. 

Belinda shows how the Ornate Mirror looks when used with white and gold embossing powder:


Apply the Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp onto smooth white cardstock using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with white embossing powder. Use a blending tool to apply Tattered Rose and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks over the top. Flick with water and then dry with the heat gun. Fussy cut around the edge of the frame and cut out the centre. Crop a Love Letters Photochip to fit and adhere the frame over the top. Ink the edges of the frame with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp onto white cardstock using Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink. Dry with the heat gun. Ink the background with the Pumice Stone ink. Spray over some pink mist and flick with water. Dry again with the heat gun. Spray over a little gold mist. Add 3D foam to the back of the frame piece and add to the woodgrain background. Glue on a sprinkling of antique gold sequins.
5. Stamp a sentiment from the Hearts Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock using the Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with Princess Gold Ranger Embossing Powder. Fussy cut the word and glue onto the front of the frame. 

 
Create this card like the one before, this time using the Flower Garden Background Stamp for the background and using Princess Gold Embossing Powder for the Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Flower Garden Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Brick Wall Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Love Letters Photochips
Darkroom Door Prague Photochips
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Vol 1 Filmstrip
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Wordstrip
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 2 Wordstrip
Ranger Archival Ink Watering Can
Ranger Embossing Powder White Super Fine Detail
Ranger Embossing Powder Princess Gold
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose
Distress Embossing Ink
Liquid Pearls: Silver Pearl 

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July ATC Swap Theme - Texture Stamps!

Darkroom Door - Sunday, July 05, 2015

The theme for the July Darkroom Door Artist Trading Card swap is Texture Stamps!

 

Darkroom Door Texture Stamps are the perfect size for ATC's! Use one or more of these stamps in your ATC this month. You can combine it with other Darkroom Door stamps, embellishments and use any technique or stamping medium.


Here are some ATC's to get you inspired. Belinda Spencer has the Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp along with the Leaves and Gum Trees Rubber Stamp Sets for her ATC:


Susie Campbell has used a watercolour technique with the Buttons Texture Stamp, then combined it with the Little Ladies and Dressmaker Rubber Stamp Sets.


For the full details on how you can participate in this month's swap, click here.

Due date: 31st July, 2015.

We look forward to seeing your creations!

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Herringbone Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, July 02, 2015
Hello! We are sharing projects created with the new Herringbone Background Stamp here on the blog today! These cards will come together quickly which means that you can easily make a bunch for different occasions or to bundle as a gift for someone special.
 
First card today by Rachel Greig shows how to use it with Hero Arts paint daubers:


Ink the stamp completely using Yellow Hero Arts paint dauber. Lightly dab onto the stamp in random areas with an orange paint dauber, then with a red paint dauber. Stamp onto white cardstock. The paints will mix together a bit and give a watercolour painterly effect. Die cut white cardstock using Sizzix Sassy Labels & Stitched Frames label die and stamp with a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set using Vermillion Archival Ink pad. Wrap red ribbon around stamped Herringbone panel and adhere to folded red card. Add stamped label onto card with foam adhesive. 

Robyn Wood has created some great cards using the Herringbone Background Stamp:


For this card, stamp Herringbone Background onto white cardstock using Rose Madder Archival Ink. Layer with purple cardstock and attach to card front. Select a section of three horizontal images from the Art De Fleur Vol 2 Filmstrip and trim to fit across the card front. Trim a greeting from the Sweet Treats Wordstrip and ink around the edges using a marker or ink pad. Affix to card front using foam tape.


Stamp Herringbone Background onto white cardstock using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Trim to suit card front and sponge around the edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Place a strip of cardstock, then ribbon along the lower edge of the stamped image. Affix to pale green card front. Trim out an image from the Sweet Treats Montage sheet and distress the edges. I used a sanding block for a different effect. Add to card front so that the image sits at an angle and use foam tape for height. Trim a greeting from the Sweet Treats Wordstrip and add to card front.

This next card uses an embossing resist technique: 


Stamp Herringbone background onto white cardstock using Versamark ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Sponge with Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks using an ink blending tool. The embossing will resist the ink and give a variegated effect to the background. Wipe background with a tissue to remove any ink left on the embossed areas. Trim background panel to fit a white card front and layer with green cardstock. Stamp greeting from Bright Blossoms stamp set with Graphite Black Brilliance ink and emboss with clear powder. Trim wording closely and cut a V in the end for a flag type effect. Sponge the edges of the greeting with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink and adhere to card front. Add a paper flower and accent with a button.

For our last card, Robyn has stamped the Herringbone Background onto a marbled backgrounds, it adds instant interest to the image.


Create a background by adding a small amount of Squeezed Lemonade, Barn Door and Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint onto a non-stick craft mat. Spritz with water to make the paint runny and drag some cardstock through the paint to create a marbled background. Allow to dry well. 

Stamp Darkroom Door Herringbone Background stamp using Archival black ink. Trim to approx. 9 x 12 cm. Create a bit of interest by cutting the bottom edge of the pattern to give a zig-zag effect. Layer onto a 13 cm square of orange card and tie with red grosgrain ribbon. Mount the piece onto a 14 cm square yellow card front. Stamp the word ‘hello’ with the Darkroom Door Scratched Alphabet stamp set using Jet Black Archival ink and trim out closely. Affix to card front so that the word just overlaps the red ribbon.

Try this: The background technique gives a wonderful, random effect. Create a bunch of backgrounds at the same time to save mess and it will mean you have a nice stack on hand for future projects. Try spritzing the paint with glittery spray ink of similar tones for a different effect.

Supplies Used: Darkroom Door Herringbone Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Scratched Alphabet Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Art De Fleur Vol 2 Filmstrip
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Montage
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Wordstrip
Distress Paint - Squeezed Lemonade, Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon
Archival Ink: Rose Madder, Jet Black, Vermillion
Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Non-stick Craft Mat
Hero Arts Paint Daubers
Sizzix Sassy Labels & Stitched Frames Dies #658793
Versamark clear ink
Clear embossing powder
Tsukineko Brilliance Ink: Graphite Black

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Clocks Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Hi stampers! Today we are sharing some projects using the new Clocks Background Stamp! This stamp has layers of different sized clocks that can be stamped as a complete background, or you can also punch out or trim some of the complete clocks from the artwork. Very versatile stamp! 

This first card by Rachel Greig shows how it looks stamped as a complete background:


Stamp Clocks Background Stamp onto kraft cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink pad. Sponge around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere to folded black card. Stamp quote from Tick Tock Rubber Stamp Set onto kraft cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink pad. Emboss a piece of black cardstock with a script embossing folder and distress the edges with a paper distresser. Adhere the stamped quote to the embossed cardstock and mount onto card using foam adhesive. 

Connie Mercer has created a colorful card with the Clocks Background Stamp: 


Stamp the Clocks Background Stamp on white cardstock with a combination of Jet Black and Vermillion Archival inks. Stamp leaves from the Carved Leaves Rubber Stamp Set in green ink and cut it out.  Stamp the sentiment from Simple Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set and cut it out. Sponge around edges of stamped images with light brown ink. Embellish with Die-cut of clock (Tim Holtz) and clock button. Add twine and sentiment to complete! 

Robyn Wood has created a few cards to share with us today:


Stamp Clocks background onto white card using Archival Jet Black ink. Trim to suit a black card front. Sponge edges with Fired Brick Distress ink. Tie with red ribbon and mount onto card front. Stamp quote from Etched Flowers stamp set using Archival Jet Black ink and trim closely. Sponge edges with Fired Brick Distress ink and layer with black card stock. Attach to card front with foam tape.


Stamp Clocks background onto white card using Archival Jet Black ink. Draw over some areas of the background using a white crayon. Lightly spritz background with Peacock Feathers Distress Spray and allow to dry. The wax from the crayon will resist the spray ink so that some areas will remain white. Wipe lightly with a tissue to remove any residual spray from the crayon. Layer background with dark purple cardstock and mount onto card front. Stamp wording and a small car from the Vintage Automobiles set onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Trim and layer with dark purple cardstock. Affix wording to card front with double sided tape. Layer vintage car with a larger piece of black cardstock using foam tape, leaving room for the next step. Tear the bottom edge and affix some buttons so that they sit in a jumbled line underneath the car image. Affix a folded piece of ribbon to the upper left edge. 


Stamp Clocks background onto white card using Archival Jet Black ink. Sponge card using Squeezed Lemonade and Crushed Olive Distress Inks. Leave some areas a lighter colour for interest. Trim background to approx. 14.5 x 10.5 cm and round the corners on one of the long edges. Luckily the pattern of the background works however it is orientated so there is no right way up. Sponge edges with Soot Distress Ink. Trim out a piece of patterned paper with similar tones and an abstract pattern. Sponge with Crushed Olive Distress Ink and round the bottom corners. Trim out two images from the Prague Montage sheet and distress the edges. Affix to patterned paper piece and tie the top of the paper with some ribbon. Affix to Clocks background. Prepare a green card front measuring 15cm square by sponging edges with Crushed Olive Distress Ink. Stamp randomly along the top and bottom of the card with Mesh Texture stamp using Crushed Olive Distress Ink. Affix a strip of lace to the bottom edge of the card front and place the assembled clocks piece over the top Add a word trimmed from the Prague Vol 2 Wordstrips mounted with foam tape.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Clocks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Tick Tock Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Etched Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mesh Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Prague Montage
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 2 Wordstrips
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Vermillion
Ranger Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Black Soot
Ranger Distress Spray Stain: Peacock Feathers
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
White Crayon

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Brushed Stars Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Hi Stampers! Today we are sharing projects created with the Brushed Stars Background Stamp

This first card was created by Connie Mercer:


Stamp Brushed Stars Background Stamp on white cardstock using Archival Ink by Ranger.  Stamp the Mason Jar on white cardstock and cut it out.  A mask was made (stamped a second Mason Jar and cut out the middle) to place over the trimmed Mason Jar.  The Brushed Stars was stamped over the mask resulting in the red stars being inside the jar. Shaded the stamped images and embellished to finish the card! 

Teresa Abajo has created three cards to share with us:


Stamp the Star Background in grey ink, then in black ink just slightly offset to create the shadow effect. Spatter a little Brushed Pewter Distress Stain Spray in the lower right hand corner. Stamp the Vinyl Record Eclectic stamp in black ink embossed with clear powder, then add the sentiment from the Rockstar Stamp Set.


Paint some scrap card with Dina Wakley's Acrylic Paint in Night. Stamp the Star Background with Versamark ink and emboss with gold embossing powder. Trim down to a square shape and mount onto some tan coloured card. Stamp Thank You (from the Thank You stamp set) in navy ink. Use one side of the Stitched Thread frame stamp to stamp a border in navy under the sentiment.


Stamp the Brushed Stars Background using white pigment ink on kraft cardstock. Tie some twine around the card front, then adhere to a white card. Stamp the Checkered Texture Stamp onto white card with brown ink and cut a star from it. Stamp one of the flowers from the Spiral Flowers set and cut out with a circle die. Stamp the word 'smile'  from the Whimsical Words set and fussy cut. Adhere all the elements to card.

Suzz Czosek has also created some great projects with the Brushed Stars, especially with the American 4th July celebrations coming up in a few days! 


Paint the Brushed Stars Background Stamp using Ranger Broken China Distress Paint with a foam brush. Stamp it on a canvas bag. Stamp the New York Volume I Statue of Liberty with Ranger Archival Ink Watering Can on Ivory paper.  Cut out the image and add a touch of blue with watercolor pencils.  Stamp U.S.A using Ranger Archival Ink Vermillion on the bag. Using a layering stencil add the number 4 with white embossing paste. When dry lay stencil back over the paste and sponge on red ink. (Vermillion and Ranger Distress Ink Aged Mahogany were used). Add a few touches of ribbon, twine and ribbon on the top of the bag. A quick gift bag to bring to a 4th of July Celebration.


Ink up the Brushed Stars Background Stamp using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink and stamp on white cardstock. To soften the stars use a foam brush and brush watered down picket fence paint over the surface. Let dry. Stamp Darkroom Door New York Volume I - Statue of Liberty using Ranger Archival Black Ink onto the surface. Shadow around the image with a blue watercolor pencil and a waterbrush. Stamp U.S.A using Ranger Archival Vermillion Ink.  Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock using red ink. Stencil the #4 on the card using white embossing paste. After dry lay stencil and mask all around the stencil to protect the rest of the background and spray with red mist spray. Accent with touches of ribbon.A matching card to go with the gift bag for the 4th of July Celebration.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Brushed Stars Background Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Rockstar Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Spiral Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Thank You Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door New York Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mason Jar Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Vinyl Record Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Texture Stamp

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Sewing Spools Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 29, 2015
Hi Stampers! Today we are sharing projects created with the Sewing Spools Background Stamp

This first card was created by Teresa Abajo: 


Stamp using brown ink on cream card twice. Colour each spool a different colour using Distress Inks and a sponge, then punch each one out and adhere it back in place using either glue or foam mounting tape. Vary the height of each spool, and add lengths of thread and cotton gauze underneath for added interest. The sentiment comes from the Doilies Stamp Set. 

The next card was created by Suzz Czosek: 


Stamp Sewing Spools Background Stamp with Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink. Sponge edges of cardstock using same ink and distress with distressing tool. Die cut dress form. Stamp Background of dress form with Tea Dye ink and Floral Garden Background Stamp. Sponge edges with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink. Stamp Eclectic Butterfly Stamp using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink. Cut out butterfly and attach to back of dress form. Cut bottom of dress form stand and attach behind dress form. Stamp Stylish using Tea Dye Distress Ink and cut to size and attach pin. Accessorize dress form and butterfly with snaps, zipper and chain. Mount image on white cardstock base sponged with Tea Dye ink. 

Lastly, here's a card by Rachel Greig:


Stamp the Sewing Spools Background onto light pink cardstock using Magenta Hue Archival Ink pad. Mount onto white cardstock and wrap cream and pink lace around the bottom. Adhere to folded pink card. Stamp the quote from the Stitched Borders Stamp Set onto cream cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink pad and trim the words into 3 separate sections. Distress the edges with a paper distresser and adhere to card using foam adhesive. Stamp the sewing machine from the Dressmaker Stamp Set onto cream card using Archival Jet Black ink and trim before adhering to card with foam adhesive. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sewing Spools Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Dressmaker Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Doilies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Flower Garden Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Distress Ink Pads

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Fishing Net Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 26, 2015
Hi stampers! Today we have two cards to share by Belinda Spencer and Teresa Abajo using the Fishing Net Background Stamp

This first one was created by Belinda:


INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp onto a piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Distress the edges and add to a kraft cardstock base.
2. Apply the Fishing Net Background Stamp onto a piece of smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black Ink. Dry with a heat gun. Next add white crayon to the net. This is a little time consuming but it doesn’t have to be perfectly within the lines and the end result is well worth it. You can sharpen your crayon with a knife to make it easier.
3. Using an ink blending tool, apply various blue Tim Holtz Distress Inks. In the example Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers inks have been used. Flick some water over the top with your fingers and then dry off with the heat gun. This will also melt the white crayon away so you won’t be left with any shiny residue. Distress the edges, ink with Peacock Feathers and add to the card base.
4. Apply various seaside themed stamps onto white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Dry with the heat gun. Use the crayon resist technique on the larger images and then add some colour with Antique Linen and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks. Flick with water and then dry with the heat gun. Fussy cut each image.
5. Add a couple of strips of hessian to the card front to symbolise the sand. Cluster all of the stamped images on top of the hessian.
6. Stamp a title on white cardstock using Jet Black ink and letters from the Alphabet Medley Stamp Set. Cut out, distress the edges and ink with Peacock Feathers. Add to the card using 3D foam. Add a sprinkling of sequins.

Here is a card created by Teresa Abajo:


1. Stamp Fishing Net Background onto white cardstock with Watering Can Archival Ink Pad. Adhere to grey cardstock then onto a folded white card. 
2. Stamp the Eclectic Anchor Stamp onto white cardstock with Vermillion Archival Ink and trim. Stamp the Eclectic Boat Helm onto white cardstock using Cobalt Archival Ink pad and trim. 
3. Stamp the Checkered and Weathered Stripes Texture Stamps onto white cardstock with Vermillion and Cobalt ink pads. Trim to create little banners. 
4. Adhere rope to front of card as shown. Adhere banners, Boat Helm and Anchor over the rope with foam adhesive onto the card. 
5. Stamp 'Bon Voyage' from All Occasions stamp set onto white card using Watering Can Archival Ink. Trim and adhere to card. 
 
Supplies used for both cards:
Darkroom Door Fishing Net Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Anchor Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Boat Helm Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp
RANGER Archival Ink Jet Black, Watering Can, Cobalt, Vermillion
Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass

This is such a perfect background stamp for seaside themed projects. 

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Tree Bark Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hi! Today we are sharing cards by Belinda Spencer and Robyn Wood using the new Tree Bark Background Stamp!


Belinda has created the first two cards here: 


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Apply the Tree Bark Background Stamp onto a piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink.

2. Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink to the background in a circular area to create a focal point and frame around the embellishments. Spray with a little coloured mist and allow it to run down the background.

3. Stamp some leaves from the Leaves Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock using the Jet Black Ink. Dry with a heat gun. Apply the Vintage Photo ink over the top. Flick with water from your fingers and then dry again with the heat gun. Fussy cut the leaves.

4. Tear an image from the Wilderness Vol 2 Filmstrip and ink the edges with the Vintage Photo Ink.

5. Stamp a sentiment from the Gum Trees Rubber Stamp Set using the Jet Black Ink. Cut out the individual words and ink the edges with Vintage Photo.

6. Next assemble the card. Add a coil of Ink Black Prima Wire Thread allowing it to tumble down the card and staple in place. Layer on the leaves, Filmstrip image and quote. Add the card front to a black cardstock base.

Here is another example of how I used this fabulous background stamp in the same style but with different images and colours.


This stamp is so useful for pairing with a variety of the Darkroom Door stamps such as Wilderness, Trees and the Home Sweet Home stamp sets. These next two cards by Robyn show how it can be used with the Garden Inchies and Trees Rubber Stamps:


Stamp Tree Bark background onto white cardstock using Coffee Archival Ink. Trim to suit card front and layer with dark green card. Select three images from the Garden Inchies stamp set and stamp onto white cardstock using Fern Green Archival Ink. Trim the squares closely. Tie some ribbon around the layered background and attach to card front. Affix Garden Inchie squares so that they are at angles to each other. Raise one with foam tape for extra interest.


Create the background by putting a small amount of Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass Distress Paint onto a non-stick craft mat. Spritz with water and drag some cardstock through it until you are happy with the marbled colour. Set aside to dry well. Stamp Tree Bark Background onto the marbled background using Fern Green Archival Ink. Trim to suit card front. Add a strip of gauze to the left hand side of the background and layer with some striped ribbon. Attach to card front.

Stamp large tree from the Trees rubber stamp set onto cream cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink and trim closely. Affix to black cardstock and re-trim the shape. Attach to card front. Trim two images from the Friends & Lovers Photobooth sheet. Distress the edges and ink using Coffee Archival Ink.  Attach to card front so that they are both at an angle. Attach the image at the back using double sided tape and the one at the front using foam tape.

Stamp greeting from the Trees set onto cream cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Add a button tied with twine to the left hand side of the wording and trim. Layer greeting with black cardstock and attach to card front using foam tape.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Tree Bark Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gum Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Inchies Rubber Stamp set
Darkroom Door Wilderness Vol 2 Filmstrips
Darkroom Door Wilderness Montage
Darkroom Door Photobooth: Friends & Lovers
RANGER Archival Ink Jet Black, Coffee, Fern Green
Distress Ink: Old Paper, Vintage Photo
Distress Paint: Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass
TIM HOLTZ Idea-ology Mini Paper Clips

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New Release: Rubber Stamp Sets, Background Stamps, Frame Stamps & Eclectic Stamps!

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Introducing our NEW release including Essentials 17 Rubber Stamp Set Collection, Background Stamps, Frame Stamps and Eclectic Stamps!. Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist!

NEW Rubber Stamp Sets - Essentials 17 Collection 

NEW Background Stamps! 


NEW Frame Stamps! 


NEW Eclectic Stamps! 


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