Grid Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 16, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here with three cards using the Grid Texture Stamp. This stamp is so perfect to tuck behind an image. I love using it that way. Makes for a stunning focal point on the card.



Instructions: 
1. Sponge a background for the card base using two different colours of Archival ink and the Polka Dots Stencil.
2. Stamp leaves randomly around the card front. Stamp the Grid Texture Stamp in the centre of the card.
3. Stamp one of the large Garden Birds on white cardstock, and trim out. Shade the Garden Bird with Archival inks.
4. Stamp the sentiments, on a practice stamping of the Grid image. Trim out and adhere with foam squares for added dimension. Speckle with black ink or paint.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Garden Birds, All Occasions, Carved Leaves Vol.1
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Polka Dots
Archival Ink: Potting Soil, Cobalt, Jet Black, Buttercup and Fern Green

For this next card I wanted to include the 6 Up Stencil in the design. This is what I came up with


1. Stamp the Boxes 6 upFrame Stamp on white cardstock. Line up the Boxes 6 Up Stencil over the lines. Using the Grid Texture stamp, stamp the image to the inside of each square.
One tip, keep the Grid Stamp straight, makes a difference if you want the grids to be uniform. 2. Stamp the Carved Birds into each grid square. Leaving one open for the sentiment. Mat on red cardstock and then the yellow card base.
3. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim out. Adhere to empty square using foam squares, for added dimension.
4. Speckle with black ink or paint. Easy and so cute!!!

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Grid
Darkroom Door Frame Stamp: Boxes 6 Up
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Brushed Sentiments, Carved Birds Vol. 1 & 2.
Darkroom Door Stencil: Boxes 6 Up
Archival Ink: Fern Green, Cobalt, Saffron, Red Geranium and Jet Black.

The next card is using some of the same stamp sets, just in a different way. 


1. Spray the front of the card base with Dylusions Ink Spray. Dab off excess ink and let dry or use heat tool to speed up drying time. Stamp the Grid Texture stamp in the centre of the card. Stamp the Carved Birds in a stacked position.
2. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim out. Adhere between Carved Birds. This a go to style for me. Super fast card to create when you don't have much time. Speckle with black ink.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Grid
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Carved Birds Vol. 2, All Occasions.
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cobalt and Red Geranium
Dylusions Ink Spray: Lemon Zest

Thanks for stopping by!

Connie Mercer

Butterfly Note Gift Tags

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a sweet set of gift tags featuring the stunning Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp. These are really quick and easy gift tags so you can make up a whole bunch and have them ready to go for that special gift.
 


Instructions:
1. Take the largest tag stamp from the Tags Rubber Stamp Set and stamp onto some smooth white cardstock. Stamp several in the same colour or use a variety of pretty Archival Ink colours. Here I have used Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Chrome Yellow, Magenta Hue and Viridian Archival Inks. NOTE: When using a variety of colours, start with the lightest colour first and clean the stamp between each colour to avoid corrupting the colour.

2. Cut out the tags and ink the edges with the same coloured ink. Cut out the hole at the top of each tag. Using the same coloured ink, apply the French Script Background Stamp over the top of the tag. Also add a Paint Splat using the same ink. Add a length of jute or ribbon at the top.

3. Stamp the Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp using the same ink/s. Fussy cut the butterfly and add to the tag using glue just under the body of the butterfly. 

4. Using the same ink again, stamp the ‘To’ and ‘From’ from the Tags Rubber Stamp Set as well as some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set. Cut out each and add to the tag.





Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Tags Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Chrome Yellow, Magenta Hue, Viridian

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Stamping with Grid & Circles Texture Stamps

Darkroom Door - Saturday, July 07, 2018
Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some projects featuring the brand new Grid and Circles Texture Stamps. I love working with the Darkroom Door Texture Stamps. These are the perfect stamps to add layers and interest to an art journal page or card. I’m very happy to see the collection of Darkroom Door Texture Stamps steadily growing!



Instructions

1. Apply shades of grey and white paint to a card panel using a plastic card. 

2. Stamp randomly with the Circles Texture Stamp using pink paint.

3. Stamp randomly with the Grid Texture Stamp using black ink. My favourite way to use a Texture Stamp is holding the stamp in my hands, bending it and printing small parts of the stamp at one time.

4. Stamp the daisy straight to the card with black ink. Use the MISTI or a similar stamping platform in order to make a crisp print on the painted background.


5. Stamp dots and circles with small stamps from the Grunge Marks set using pink, cheddar and white paint.

6. Stamp black stripes by using a stamp from the Grunge Marks set and black ink. Use the same ink to stamp the sentiment.

7. Finish the card off by adding small dots using a paint marker.


Instructions

1. Die cut a tag out of Ranger Watercolor Paper using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tag & Bookplates die. 

2. Apply small amounts of diluted grey, pink and cheddar paint randomly, spray water on top with a mini mister and let the paint drip. Make sure to leave some white space.

3. Stamp a flower from the Carved Flowers set straight on the tag using black ink. Use the MISTI or a similar stamping platform in order to make a crisp print on the textured paper.

4. Stamp randomly with the Circles Texture Stamp using Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick.


4. Attach blank paper tape to an acrylic block or other non sticky surface and overstamp with the Grid Texture Stamp using cheddar paint. Adhere torn strips of that tape to the tag after drying.


5. Stamp the sentiment using black ink. Add a piece of ribbon as a tag topper.


Instructions 

1. Cut a panel out of Ranger Watercolor Paper. Distress the edges with a paper distresser. Stamp the Grid Texture Stamp on top using Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin.

2. Stamp a flower from the Whimsical Words set on top of the print using black ink. Stamp the word ‘hello’ at the bottom of the card using the same ink.


3. Stamp the flower again on a scrap of watercolour paper using the MISTI. Leave both card and stamp in place while painting the petals and leaves. Overstamp the print after drying. With the help of the MISTI you can easily paint with an opaque paint without loosing any detail of the stamp. On the right you see an overstamped print.

4. Stamp and paint the heart the same way

5. Assemble the card as shown, use a foam dot to attach the flower. 

6. Make a tab by folding a piece of painted ribbon.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Circles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Daisies Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamps
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxides: Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Titanium White, Persian Rose
Golden Neutral Gray N6, N7,N8
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Cheddar
Panduro Acrylic Marker: Azo Pink
Ranger: Watercolor Paper
Dina Wakley: blank paper tape

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Thank You Sentiments Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, July 05, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here to share with you a couple of greeting cards created using the Thank You Sentiments Stamp. This stamp is such a brilliant design. I love the fact that you can use it as a background stamp too. So versatile!!!



Instructions:
1. Stamp the Sentiment Stamp two times, side by side on white cardstock. Trim out the section you would like to be your background for the card. Adhere it to coloured cardstock and adhere to the card base.

2. Stamp out the little bird from the Garden Birds Stamp Set, shade it with colour and trim it out. Adhere it to the card front.

3. Stamp the sentiment out on white cardstock. Trim out and mat it on the same colour of cardstock chosen for the mat. Speckle with black ink.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Saffron, Potting Soil and Cornflower Blue.

The next card is a fun creation!! Using the same principal just in a different way.


Instructions
1. Stamp the Thank You Sentiments Stamp on white cardstock. Trim out six words and shade with ink.

2. Stamp the Mini mason Jar on white cardstock and trim out. Shade the inside with ink. Stamp the small heart close to the bottom of the mason jar. Add the Thank You sentiments inside the jar. Mat on black cardstock then mat on blue cardstock and adhere to the card base. 

3. Add the Thank You under the jar. Add the word "jar!" with stickers. Speckle with white ink or paint.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Cornflower Blue, Red Geranium and Jet Black
Stickers
White paint 

This next card is a small, quick card that is perfect for tucking into a gift bag. The card base is about a 4" x 4".


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Thank You Sentiments Stamp two times, side by side. Trim out a 3" x 3" section. Mat it on coloured cardstock, with foam squares for added dimension. Mount that piece on to a coordinating piece of cardstock and that will be adhered to the card base.  

2. Stamp the small Succulent out on white cardstock. Using two different colour inks, randomly ink up the stamp. Trim out and adhere to the card front. Speckle with black ink.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiment Stamp
Darkroom Door Succulents Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Fern Green and Plum.
Button

Thanks for stopping by!

Connie Mercer

Paint Splat Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 02, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share an art journal page featuring the awesome NEW Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp. This is just the coolest stamp for adding those arty touches to your art journal, cards, layouts and more. Here I have used the stamp on the title page for my art journal.



Instructions:
1. Use a palette knife to spread a thin coat of white gesso over the art journal page. Allow to dry.

2. Use the palette knife again to add some acrylic ink in contrasting colours. Allow to dry in between each colour.


3. Apply some stamps from the Paint Splats and the Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Sets using co-ordinating Archival Ink colours. Add some sweet stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set too. Allow to dry completely (I left overnight).

4. Apply the Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp to the page using embossing ink. Heat set with super fine white detail embossing powder. Repeat until you have three fabulous paint splats on the page.


5. Using Jet Black Archival Ink, stamp some things that make you happy on extra white cardstock as well as the quote. I used butterflies from the Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set as well as Paint Brushes, Paint Tubes and Pen Nibs Eclectic Stamps. Stamp some more stars as well. Add double-sided tape to the back of all images before fussy cutting each one. Stick onto the page.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Tubes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Brushes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Pen Nibs Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Paradise Teal
Hero Arts Neon Ink: Neon Pink, Neon Purple
White gesso
Acrylic paint

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Baby Sentiment Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, June 28, 2018
Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some projects featuring the brand new Baby Sentiment Stamp! In my opinion the new Sentiment Stamps are a great addition to the Darkroom Door collection. I love the narrow strips of text!

Below I’m showing you a few cards on which I used the stamp entirely as well as some cards on which I used parts of the stamp.



Instructions

1. Ink up the Triangles Background Stamp with Distress Ink Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Iced Spruce. Tap straight onto the stamp with the inkpads. Spray with water and put a panel of watercolour paper on top to make a print. Set aside to dry.

2. Overstamp the print with the Stitched Threads Frame Stamp using black ink. Trim the panel to size and distress the edges with a paper distresser.

3. Stamp various sentiments from the Baby Sentiment Stamps using Distress Ink Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China. Cut out and distress the edges with a paper distresser.


4. Assemble the card as shown. ‘Pin’ the sentiments to the ‘notice-board’ using enamel dots.

5. Add black stamping using small stamps from the Hello Baby Vol 1 set.

Here are two cards using the stamp as a strip: 


Instructions

1. Fold 2 cards from a sheet of Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper. Start by stamping a pattern on the cards using small stamps. The spiral is from the Grunge Marks set, the flower is from the Whimsical Words set. Use a light-colored pink ink. Start stamping in the centre of the cards and work your way to the edges.

2. Stamp the Baby Sentiment Stamp on top using black ink. 


3. Round the bottom corners with a corner chomper.

4. Finish the cards off by wrapping black thread around the front of the cards. Decorate with a matching embellishment.


Instructions 

1. Cut a 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) panel out of Ranger Watercolor Paper. Stamp a background with the Triangles Background Stamp as described above.

2. Stamp the Baby Sentiment Stamp on vellum using black ink and trim to size. Wrap the strip of vellum around the card and attach to the back of the card.

3. Mark the word ‘sweet’ with pink thread as shown. Attach it to the card using a mini wooden clothes peg.

Supplies

Darkroom Door: Baby Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door: Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door: Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door: Hello Baby Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door: Grunge Marks Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door: Whimsical Words Rubber Stamps
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Pink Peony
Distress Inks: Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce
Lawn Fawn: Lawn Fawndamentals Ballet Slippers
Ranger: Watercolor Paper
Ranger: Specialty Stamping Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Suitcase Card Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here with a couple of cards using the new Suitcase Eclectic Stamp. This is a great stamp for creating travel themed cards! Here's what I have created: 



Instructions: 
Stamp the Postage Stamps Background Stamp on white cardstock. Use several different colours of ink to mimic the different colours of postage stamps. Mount the background on two different colours of cardstock, bringing in two of the colours from the background. Stamp the Suitcase on white cardstock and trim out. Stamp stickers out for the suitcase using the Correspondence and Vintage Office sets and adhere to suitcase. Add a Paper Dolls image by Tim Holtz/Idea-ology. Brass look alike brads were added to the suitcase using a Pearl Pen by Viva.  Stamp the words World Traveler on white cardstock, trim out and adhere to card front. Speckle with ink splats or paint. Stamp postage cancellation image on front of card.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Suitcase Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Vintage Office, Nomad, Correspondence 
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Postage Stamps
Ranger Archival Ink: Saffron, Cobalt, Jet Black, Potting Soil and Fern Green
Pearl Pen: Viva Decor Bronze
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls 

The next card is called Follow Your Dreams.


This card is created much the same way as the first card. Stamp the background, on white cardstock, using the Tickets stamp by Darkroom Door. Stamp Lady Liberty, with black ink, on the side and adhere to the card base. Stamp two suitcases out, on white cardstock, using Archival (Potting soil) and Distress Oxide (Walnut Stain) and trim out. Overlap the suitcases and adhere to the card front.


Stamp the suitcase with words and stickers from different Darkroom Door sets. Add the paper doll to the card front. Add some color to the flag by using the Cobalt and Red Geranium Archival inks. Speckle the card with ink or paint. Add the Brass look a like brads, to the suitcase, using the Pearl Pen by Viva Decor.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp: Suitcase
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: New York Vol. 1, Nomad 
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Tickets
Archival Ink: Cobalt, Jet Black, Red Geranium and Potting Soil
Distress Oxide Ink: Walnut Stain
Pearl Pen: Viva Decor Bronze
Paper Dolls: Tim Holtz Idea-ology

For this next card, I have used the stamp like a background stamp. Single image stamps make for a fun
card background and are so easy!!!


Instructions: 
Stamp the image several times on white cardstock. You can position the stamp or stamp in random places. I positioned the suitcase to make rows of suitcases. The created background was then adhered to a cream colored card base. One image was stamped out and then trimmed. The carved leaves were stamped to look like they were behind the luggage. The Script Texture stamp was added for a vintage feel. The suitcase was adhered with foam squares and then embellished with Word Bands by Tim Holtz Idea-ology. 


Supply List:
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp: Suitcase
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: French Script
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set: Carved Leaves Vol.1, Mail Art.
Archival Ink: Potting Soil, Jet Black, Fern Green
Tim Holtz/idea-ology: Word Bands

Thanks for stopping by! 

Connie Mercer

Scrapbooking with Butterfly Note Stamp

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 22, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share two different layouts using the stunning new Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp

For my first layout, I have added a ‘kaleidoscope’ (Official term for a group of butterflies) of butterflies in beautiful bright Archival Ink colours.



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of blue cardstock or patterned paper measuring 8½” x 11¾“.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 8¼“ x 11½“. Stick down on the piece from Step 1. Add some stamping using a stamp from the Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set and Viridian Archival Ink. Use the spot stamp from the same stamp set to add some more stamping with the same ink. Flick some more droplets over the layout using a coloured mist Here I have used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mad Hatter Mint Starburst Spray. Allow to dry.
3. On some extra smooth white cardstock, stamp 6 or 7 butterflies using various Archival Inks. Here I have used a combination of Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Deep Purple, Magenta Hue and Viridian. Fussy cut each butterfly. Stick down on the layout using glue just under the body of the butterfly. 


4. Use the Shadow 6 Up Frame Stamp and three of the co-ordinated Archival Inks to stamp 3 squares onto the extra cardstock. Cut out and add to the layout to form a base on which to stick your photo.
5. Stamp some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set onto the extra white cardstock and cut out. Stick down on the layout. Add your photo.


6. Stamp a quote onto the extra cardstock using the Deep Purple ink. Add double sided tape to the back and fussy cut each word. Add to the layout along with some enamel dots, sequins or rhinestones.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Dreams Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Shadow 6 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Deep Purple, Magenta Hue, Viridian

Here is another layout, this time using softer tones of colour. I just love the combination of pretty script text with a gorgeous butterfly silhouette which was just perfect for my baby layout.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of pink cardstock 8½” x 11¾”. Cut a piece of co-ordinated patterned paper a fraction smaller. Ink the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide and stick down on the pink cardstock base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 7¾” x 11”. Place a heat resistant craft sheet on your desk and press the Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide pad onto it. Also add some Picket Fence Distress Ink. Spritz with water and then swipe the white cardstock through it. Dry with a heat gun. Repeat until you are happy with the result. I added a lot more Picket Fence to mine to create a really soft look. Dry with a heat gun and stick down on the layout base.
3. Stamp 7 Butterfly Note butterflies on extra smooth white cardstock using the Hickory Smoke Ink. Also stamp 1 butterfly using Rose Madder Archival Ink (Or try using Aquamarine Archival Ink for a sweet baby boy layout). Fussy cut each butterfly and add to the layout using glue just under the body of the butterfly. 


4. On the extra cardstock stamp the note paper from the Hello Baby Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set using the Hickory Smoke ink. Cut out and crop to suit your photo. Layer with some co-ordinated patterned papers or make your own patterned papers using any of the awesome Darkroom Door Background Stamps. Layer the papers together and add to the layout with a cute paper doily and your photo.
5. Stamp some stars and other sentiments from the Hello Baby Vol. 1 and 2 stamp sets using the Rose Madder ink pad. Cut out and add to the layout. Paint a chipboard title white and add to the layout.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink Rose Madder
Distress Ink Picket Fence
Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers
Belinda

Three Typewriter Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here with cards made using the new Eclectic Typewriter Stamp! This is a fun stamp for card making but I can also see it used for scrapbook pages and other papercraft projects too.



Instructions: 
1. The background of this card was created using the Large Mesh Stencil by sponging two different Archival inks through it, Watering Can and Aquamarine. 
2. The Typewriter was stamped on white cardstock and shaded in with same Aquamarine ink. 
3. The sassy lady was stamped on white cardstock and colored in using Faber Castell pencils. She was shaded and trimmed out. 
4. The Polaroid frame stamp was stamped on white cardstock, stamped and trimmed out. Behind the Polaroid image the French Script Texture Stamp was used for the text. The sentiment was added to the top of the typewriter. 
5. Speckle card front with ink or paint.

Supply List:

Darkroom Door Typewriter Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp 
Darkroom Door Polaroid Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Just My Style, All Occasions
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Mesh
Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Watering Can and Jet Black
Faber Castell/pencils
twine

The next card shares the same beautiful greens and blue colors!


Instructions: 
1. The background was created using the large Polka Dots stencil in the same way as the first card. The stencil was placed on top of the card base and ink was applied with sponges.The background came to life very quickly.
2. The little bird was stamped out on white cardstock, shaded with the same inks that were used for the background and then trimmed out. The typewriter was stamped on white cardstock and shaded with one color and then trimmed out.


3. A cluster was created, in the center of the card, by stamping the Weathered Stripes Texture stamp as a focal point for the typewriter image to be adhered. The little bird was adhered, along with the sentiment, on the typewriter.
4. Speckle the card with ink or paint.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Typewriter Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday, Love Birds, Garden Birds
Darkroom Door Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp
Darkroom Doo Large Stencil: Polka Dots
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress ink: Faded Jeans and Bundled Sage

Sometimes we need a quick card and this was the inspiration behind this design.


Instructions:
1. Applying several colours of Distress Oxide inks to your craft mat, add water and run the white cardstock through the inks. Keep picking up colour until you have the look you love. Let it dry a few minutes or heat dry the inked cardstock. 
2. Stamp the Typewriter on water color paper with Archival Jet Black ink. Use a water paint brush and colour in the Typewriter with one of the Distress Oxide inks used to create the backgroundof the card. 
3. Using the balloons from the 10th Anniversary stamp or the Party Time stamp set, stamp them above the Typewriter and colour in with the Distress Oxide inks used in creating the background of the card. Stamp the sentiment and adhere it to the Typewriter image. Speckle with ink.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Typewriter Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday, Party Time
Distress Oxide Ink: Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Watercolor paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Connie Mercer

Travelers Notebook with Diary Dates Stamp Set

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 18, 2018
Hi there, it's Rachel Greig here today. I'd like to show you some ways to use the Diary Dates Rubber Stamp Set in your travelers notebooks or planners. 



This stamp set has the full set of months, days and numbers so you can keep a journal, whether it's on the road like a travelers notebook, or an every day journal of your every day life! The set also includes a To Do stamp so you can make lists, and a Week stamp if you'd like to do weekly journal entries. 


This is just the beginning of a page in my Webster's Pages travelers notebook where I have stamped the date onto the top of the page. See the stamped circle around the number? That is a stamp from the Watery Washes stamp set, it fits the numbers perfectly so you can add some colour behind them! 


Here's a completed page, this time using the day stamp as well as the dates and month stamps. You can mix and match the stamps however you please and make it work for your journal or planner. I've also stamped the leaves from the Leaves stamp set along the top left and bottom right sides of the pages. I love how stamps look in notebooks! 


I've also stamped more Watery Washes stamps around the edges of the pages to continue the colour theme around the page. The small line from the Watery Washes stamp set also fits underneath the month stamp, like an underline. So it's a great way to use both stamp sets together! 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Diary Dates Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Chrome Yellow
Websters Pages Travelers Notebook 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Rachel