Buzzing Bees Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Buzzing Bees Stamp Set! This set includes bees, flowers, honeycomb and some punt sentiments that are fun to use for your cards and projects!  



Let’s take a look at how these stamps can be used: 


For this card, Rachel stamped the sentiment onto card stock and punched out with a 2” circle punch. The bees were stamped and trimmed with scissors. The Honeycomb Background Stamp was stamped with Buttercup Archival Ink and sprayed over the top lightly with Pure Sunshine Dylusions Ink Spray and Shimmer Spray


Connie has also combined the Buzzing Bees Stamp Set with the Honeycomb Background Stamp. Here is her second card:


Connie has also used the Carved Leaves Stamp Set to add some extra foliage. You can read more about Connie’s cards here.  


Anna-Karin has created a beautiful art journal page using the Buzzing Bees Stamp Set! Look at all that texture! Read the full tutorial here



Godelieve has created a sweet card by stamping with Distress Markers. Read more about this card here.  



This next project by Godelieve shows how you can use the Buzzing Bees Stamp Set with photos in a planner! It’s a stunning project and works so well with the photograph of Godelieve’s insect hotel in her garden! What a great idea!


Here’s a closer look so you can see all the little stamped bees. You can read more about this project here.  



This next project by Godelieve is in a black and white theme and includes a tag inside a card.  


A fun way to add an interactive element to your card! Read more about how this was created here.  



Belinda has created a couple of colourful cards using the Buzzing Bees Stamp Set with the Watery Washes Stamp Set and Boxes 6up Frame Stamp! They are great to mix with the Buzzing Bees!


Belinda used Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey Distress Inks to create the fabulous colours on her cards! They work so well with these stamps!! 


Here’s an art journal page from Belinda using the Buzzing Bees with an assortment of other stamps! Its great how stamps can be combined together to create a fun page like this! You can read more about this art journal page and Belinda’s cards on her blog here.  



Suzz Czosek has created a beautiful series of cards and ATC’s using a white and Kraft palette. It’s a stunning combination! Take a look at her other projects: 






Suzz has such a great flair for using splattered to give that final touch too! You can read about Suzz’s cards here.   


If you’d like to see more projects from this stamp set, check out the Pinterest Board!   


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Reindeer Set Small Stencil Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, December 09, 2019

Hi there! Today we are sharing lots of different ways to use the new Reindeer Set Small Stencil!  



This stencil set consists of a reindeer shape stencil and the matching solid shape which can be used as a mask and in lots of other ways. The reindeer can be used facing left or right, depending on what suits your project! We have lots of projects to share with you showing how this stencil set can be used! 


To start with, here’s a really simple and effective idea by Rachel, using Distress Inks to sponge through the stencil. Rachel has used Brushed Corduroy and Ground Espresso Distress Inks. Stamp a sentiment from the Stitched Christmas Stamp Set underneath and add a little red bling to the nose if you’d like it to be Rudolf :) 

Here are some ideas by Connie: 


Connie has used Viva Decor modelling paste through the stencil for this first card then stamped some elements from the Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set.  


For this card Connie used Bead Glitter Gel by Faber-Castell. It gives such a beautiful effect! You can read more about Connie’s projects here


Anna-Karin has created a winter wonderland using the reindeer stencil with texture paste and Distress Mica Flakes! It’s a beautiful scene. You can read the full tutorial on Anna-Karin’s blog here


Christmas doesn’t always have to be traditional colours either, here’s a card by Godelieve using a black and white theme. The white sponging looks really frosty against the black background! See more about this card here


Godelieve used foil for this card which makes the reindeer look glittery when you move it in the light! Read more here.  


Anneke created this card by sponging dark blue paint through the reindeer stencil and after it dried, she placed the reindeer mask over the reindeer, then sponged white paint through the Dots stencil to create the background. The smaller stamps are from the Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set. Read more here.  


It’s really easy to create a winter scene with the stencil and Distress Ink. Anneke used a piece of torn scrap paper to put across the bottom of the card, then placed the reindeer mask in place and sponged blue Distress Inks for the sky. Once the sky is done, swap the stencils around so you can sponge the reindeer shape. To read more about this card, visit Anneke’s blog here.  


If you love gel printing or have some spare gel printed backgrounds, here are some great card ideas! Anneke has used gel prints for the backgrounds for these cards and stamped over the top using a sentiment from Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set. For the reindeer, Anneke sponged embossing ink through the stencil and embossed with white embossing powder. It creates a lovely texture! To read more about these cards, visit Anneke’s blog here.  

If you’d like to see more ideas using our Small Stencil Sets, please check out the Stencils Pinterest Board.  

You can also find all of our Stencils here.  

Happy creating!

Take Flight Small Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Sunday, December 01, 2019

Hi there! Today we’d like to share some project ideas using the Take Flight Small Stamp! This is a fun sized sentiment, perfect for tags, cards and other projects! 



Here’s a few different ways it can be used:


Rachel has stamped the Take Flight Small Stamp with Deep Purple and Aquamarine Archival Inks, and stamped a small tag with the Sunshine Background Stamp using Coffee Archival Ink. Added these to a spotted Kraft card using foam adhesive for some dimension. A fun way to layer up the card! 



For this card, Rachel used the same coloured inks as the first card, but combined it with the Fine Flowers Vol 1Stamp Set and the Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp for a soft watercolour look. 


This is a beautiful spread in a small planner using the Take Flight Small Stamp with Mint Chip Embossing Powder. Godelieve has also embossed the Small Butterflies Stencil

with the same embossing powder, then sponged Distress Inks around the page. To see more about this project, please visit Godelieve’s blog here.  



Here’s a beautiful card by Godelieve where she has sponged ink through the Small Butterflies Stencil and stamped the Take Flight Small Stamp over the top with Jet Black Archival Ink. Godelieve created a border using stamps from Tropical Leaves and Full Bloom Vol 2 Stamp Sets and coloured them with Twinkling H20’s. Read more about this card here.  


For this card Connie has combined the Sunshine Background Stamp with the Take Flight Small Stamp and stamped both in Jet Black Archival ink. A highlight of colour was created by stamping the butterfly in Red Geranium ink on a few areas over the card and using a red card base. 


Connie created a background with Distress Oxide inks and stamped a few butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set over the background. Connie stamped the Take Flight Small Stamp and trimmed it out into separate strips before adhering it onto the card. You can read more about these cards on Connie’s blog here.  



Here’s a cute idea from Godelieve where she has stamped the little butterflies in red and trimmed them out to layer on top of the first stamped image to give it a pop of colour and dimension! Godelieve also used the Honeycomb Background Stamp and Wings Stamp Set. Read more about this card here

These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp can be used! If you’d like to see more Small Stamp projects, check out our Small Stamps Pinterest Board!  


You can find all of the Small Stamps on our website here.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Knitting Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, November 28, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Knitting Background Stamp!



This stamp is a fabulous companion to the Hand Knitted Stamp Set but can also be used on it’s own using lots of different techniques. Let’s take a look at a some ideas: 


Here’s a fabulous idea from Godelieve showing how you can stamp the Knitting Background with Watering Can Archival ink and colour the image with Distress Markers to create images and patterns! For this first card Godelieve has created a Christmas Tree set.  


Here is another variation using the same method as the first card. To read more details on how they were created, please visit Godelieve’s blog here.  



This is another card where Godelieve has coloured the image with Distress Markers, this time using warm tones to create a warm looking knitted jumper! It is such an effective technique!! See more about this card here



For this card, Godelieve has created a pattern like you would see on a knitted jumper, using only black and white. You can read more about this card here.  



Anneke has created a colourful patchwork by stamping the Knitting Background Stamp in different coloured inks, then punching them out with a square punch and adhering them onto a card front. What a great way to create a colourful background! Read more about this card on Anneke’s blog here.  



This is a beautiful card to show how you can create a tone on tone stamping effect using similar ink colours to your background. Anneke first started with a painted background and stamped over the top with a slightly darker ink. It creates a subtle background pattern! Read more here



If you’d to make some crafty themed Christmas cards, here’s a fabulous idea from Anneke! The Knitting Background was stamped in Carnation Red Archival Ink and the sentiment from the Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set

was stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink over the top. A tree was created using red fluffy twine which adds lots of texture! To read more about how this card was made, visit Anneke’s blog here.  



Connie has created a fun set of knitted mittens using the Knitting Background Stamp! How fun are these!!  


For this card, Connie has created a camp-themed background using Distress Oxide Inks, then stamped the Knitting Background over the top. Connie has also created little balls of wool by stamping the ball of wool stamp and wrapping matching real wool around the stamped image. A clever way to add more texture to your card! To read more about Connie’s projects, please visit her blog here.  


Here’s another card where the background was created with Distress Oxide Inks and the Knitting Background was stamped over the top, this time with Watering Can Archival Ink. This card by Godelieve also uses a sentiment from the Hand Knitted Stamp Set and a Tim Holtz Paperdoll. You can read all the step by step instructions on Godelieve's blog here

As you can see, there are so many ways the Knitting Background can be used! If you’d like to see more projects using Background Stamps, check out the Pinterest Board!  


You can find our complete collection of Background Stamps on our website here.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Torn Text Texture Stamp Ideas

Stewart Yule - Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hi there! Today we’d like to share some ideas using the Torn Text Texture Stamp! This is a great stamp for adding text layers to your projects! 



The printed text goes in different directions so it can be stamped in any direction and it’s subtle enough to be combined with other Texture Stamps or just be used as a text layer on your project. Let’s take a look at a few ways it can be used. 


Godelieve has created a foiled Reindeer using the Reindeer Stencil Set with DecoFoil Transfer Gel and Therm-o-web Fancy Foils. Godelieve then used the Reindeer mask to place over the foiled reindeer and stamped the Torn Text Texture Stamp around the edges with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink Pad. To read more about Godelieve’s card, click here.  


This next project is an art journal page where Godelieve has used the Torn Text Texture Stamp to add little text details to her page. Godelieve has also used the Coffee Time & Cup Of Tea Stamp Sets and the Teacups Photo Stamp


Here’s a close up to see the Torn Text stamped around the edges. Read more about how Godelieve created this journal page here.  



Another great way to use the Torn Text stamp is by making custom gift wrap! It looks great stamped onto Kraft paper! Godelieve also used the Great Friend Small Stamp and stamped everything in Thistle Archival Ink. Read more about how Godelieve created this here.  



Godelieve has sponged Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks over the Heart Stencil to create the background. Then stamped the Great Friend Small Stamp in Archival Jet Black ink over the top. The Torn Text Texture Stamp was used around the edges. To see more details about this card, visit Godelieve’s blog here.  

These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp can be used on your cards and for journals and other projects! If you’d like to see more Texture Stamp projects, check out our Texture Stamps Pinterest Board!   


You can find all of the Texture Stamps on our website here.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Hand Knitted Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Saturday, November 23, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Hand Knitted Stamp Set! This set includes some fun sentiments that can be used on cards or tags on your hand knitted items!  



Let’s take a look at how these stamps can be used: 


This card by Rachel uses the ball of wool stamps on the card front to create a background. The basket of wool stamp was stamped onto specialty stamping paper and coloured in with Distress Markers. 


Connie has used the knitting needle stamp to create a border for her card! A clever idea!! The wool was stamped in different shades of blue and green to create the background, while the sentiments were stamped onto circles and matted with card stock before adhering to the card. 


Some of the stamps fit perfectly onto tags which means you can add them to gifts or your hand knitted projects! 


Connie has created a tag using the basket of wool stamp and coloured it with markers. To read more about Connie’s projects, please visit her blog here.  



Godelieve has created a cute card by combining the Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp with the basket if wool stamp! The images were coloured with pencils. Read more about this card here.  



This next card by Godelieve shows how you can create an interactive sentiment using two sentiments stamped onto circles and have it opening to see the second sentiment: 


Godelieve also used the Knitting Background Stamp for the background, along with a Tim Holtz Paperdoll. It makes a great card! You can read more about this card here.   


Anneke has created a colourful tag to tie to your projects using the Hand Knitted By stamp along with the knitting needles and wool stamp. Here’s a closer look at the sentiment: 


There’s space on the tag to write your name. Read more about how Anneke created this tag here.  



Here’s another colourful project from Anneke where she has used the Knitting Background and the basket of wool stamp using colourful inks! Anneke has added some buttons to her card too, a great way to use up some of your left over buttons! Read more about this card here.   



Another great way to use the Hand Knitted Stamp Set is to create gift bags! Anneke has used the Close Knit sentiment along with the small needle and wool stamp and layered it up with the Roses Photo Stamp and Inky Script Background Stamp. What a fun way to give a friend a gift (full of wool and knitting supplies perhaps?) To see how Anneke created this gift bag, please visit her blog here.  

As you can see, there are so many ways the Hand Knitted Stamp Set can be used! 

If you’d like to see more projects from this stamp set, check out the Pinterest Board!   


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Christmas Tree Set Small Stencil Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, November 21, 2019

Hi there! Today we are sharing lots of different ways to use the new Christmas Tree Set Stencil!  



This stencil set consists of a Christmas Tree shape stencil and the matching solid shape which can be used as a mask and in lots of other ways. We have lots of projects to share with you showing how this stencil set can be used! 


To start with, here’s a really simple and effective idea by Rachel, using Distress Inks to sponge through the stencil. Rachel has used Peeled Paint Distress Ink and sponged more ink around the edges so it has a darker edge. While the stencil is in place, stamp the Starry Night Background Stamp through the stencil and emboss with gold embossing powder. Stamp a sentiment from the Stitched Christmas Stamp Set underneath. 

Here are some ideas by Connie: 


Connie has created a card and matching envelope using the Christmas Tree Stencil, then placed the Christmas Tree mask over where she has sponged, to use the Mesh Stencil over the top. A great way to add pattern to your background! 


Connie has also created some Christmas decorations using the stencil and trimming them out! A clever idea and great way to decorate your home! You can read more about Connie’s projects here.



Here are some colourful cards by Anneke where she has inked up the stencil with Distress Ink and pressed it onto the card front! Anneke has used different colours for the inside stencil shape to the outside, so it gives the card more colour and contrast! It’s a wonderful way to use both stencil pieces and create some fabulous quick cards! Here’s two more: 



To see step by step instructions to create these cards, please visit Anneke’s blog here.  



Anneke has also created a fun art journal page using the Christmas Tree Set Stencil with paint! Anneke has also used the Christmas Small Stamp, Christmas Script Background Stamp, Carved House Stamp Set, Checkered & Grid Texture Stamps. Read more about this project here.  



If you’d like to see more ideas using our Small Stencil Sets, please check out the Stencils Pinterest Board.  


You can also find all of our Stencils here.  


Happy creating!

To Be Jolly Small Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, November 18, 2019

Hi there! Today we’d like to share some project ideas using the To be Jolly Small Stamp! This is a fun sized sentiment, perfect for tags and cards for Christmas! 



Here’s a few different ways it can be used:


Rachel has stamped the To Be Jolly stamp with Vermillion and Olive Archival Inks, and stamped a small tag with the Woodgrain Background Stamp using Potting Soil Archival Ink. Added these to a spotted Kraft card using foam adhesive for some dimension. A fun way to layer up the card! 

Here are some more ideas by Connie: 


Connie has created some cute Christmas cards using patterned paper as the base and stamping the words from the To Be Jolly Small Stamp on plain card stock and then stamping the tree separately and trimming it out to attach as an embellishment! It’s a fun way to use this stamp! 


For these tags, Connie has stamped the To Be Jolly Small Stamps with Jet Black Archival ink for the words and Leaf Green Archival ink for the tree, then added some red berries with acrylic paint. 

You can read more about these cards and tags on Connie’s blog here.  


These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp can be used! If you’d like to see more Small Stamp projects, check out our Small Stamps Pinterest Board!  


You can find all of the Small Stamps on our website here.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Honeycomb Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Honeycomb Background Stamp!



This stamp works really well with the Buzzing Bees Stamp Set but can also be used with flowers and many other projects! Let’s take a look at a few card ideas: 


Belinda has created a beautiful embossing resist background by stamping the Honeycomb in embossing ink and using clear embossing powder to emboss it before spraying Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks over the top! Belinda then used the Buzzing Bees, Bottles and Fine Flowers Stamp Sets to decorate the card. 


Here is another variation using the same method as the first card. To read more details on how they were created, please visit Belinda’s blog here.  



Connie has created some beautiful floral cards using the Honeycomb Background with the Beautiful Blooms Stamp Set and the Fine Flowers Stamp Set. For this card, Connie stamped the Honeycomb in white on black cardstock. 


For this card, Connie stamped the Honeycomb over a background created with Distress Oxide Sprays. You can read more about Connie’s cards here.  


For this card, Rachel stamped the Honeycomb Background in Buttercup Archival Ink and sprayed over the top lightly with Pure Sunshine Dylusions Ink Spray and Shimmer Spray. Then embellished the card with stamps from the Buzzing Bees Stamp Set


Godelieve has created a wonderful card using the Honeycomb as a random pattern in the background and leaving a space open in the middle for the Take Flight Small Stamp

sentiment. Read more about Godelieve’s card here.  



For this card, Godelieve clear embossed the Honeycomb Background onto white cardstock then sprayed Pure Sunshine Dylusions Shimmer Spray over the top. It produces a beautiful shimmery effect and looks really pretty in the light! Godelieve then used stamps from Beautiful Blooms, Sweet Treats Vol 1 Stamp Sets and the Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp


Suzz has been having a lot of fun creating little pieces of honeycomb with beeswax and adding them onto her cards to replicate real honeycomb! 


You can see how organic and textural it is having a little slice of beeswax on the card. Suzz has used stamps from the Buzzing Bees Stamp Set too. 


For this card Suzz created a sheet of vintage beeswax using the Honeycomb Background. It really is a fabulous effect! 


Here’s a look at the pieces of beeswax Suzz created for her cards. You can read all the step by step instructions on her blog here.  


As you can see, there are so many ways the Honeycomb Background can be used! If you’d like to see more projects using Background Stamps, check out the Pinterest Board!  


You can find our complete collection of Background Stamps on our website here


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Christmas Script Texture Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hi there! Today we’d like to share some ideas using the Christmas Script Texture Stamp! This is a great stamp for adding layers and writing to your Christmas projects!



This stamp is created from Rachel Greig’s handwriting and contains lots of different words about Christmas, so when you are looking to add some script or text to your Christmas projects this is a great stamp to use! It can be used as a main feature on your card and can be used with many of our Christmas themed stamps



For this card Godelieve has used an embossing resist technique by stamping the Christmas Script Texture Stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossing with clear powder, then spraying over the top with Distress Oxide Sprays. The sprays will resist the embossed stamping, so it will remain white while the rest of the background gets coloured with the spray. It’s a wonderful effect! Godelieve then used the Reindeer Stencil Set and used the Cotton Candy Speckle Embossing Powder to emboss the reindeer shape. Fabulous texture!! To read more about Godelieve’s card, click here.   


Another beautiful card by Godelieve, this time using Pure Shine Dylusions Shimmer Spray over the solid star stencil, and then the Christmas Script Texture Stamp is stamped over the top with Thistle Archival Ink. A warm and pretty effect! Read more about how Godelieve created this card here.  


Anneke has created this pretty Christmas card by stamping the Christmas Script Texture Stamp onto a Kraft card base with white paint, then layering patterned paper on the left side before adding a tree from the Christmas Trees stamp set. The sentiment is from the Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set. Read more about Anneke’s card here.  


Here’s a similar card, this time stamping the Christmas Script in Tea Rose Archival Ink onto a white card base. The tree was created by stamping the Mesh Background Stamp onto white card stock and cutting a tree shape to add to the card. Read more about how Anneke created this card here.  


Here’s a card where Anneke has used the Christmas Script stamp as the focal point. Anneke has used red paint to stamp the Christmas Script on a white card base. Then added a leftover strip of stamped Mesh Background from her other cards, added some twill ribbon and flowers to complete! A great way to use up little bits and pieces in your stash! Read more here.  

These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp can be used on your cards! If you’d like to see more Texture Stamp projects, check out our Texture Stamps Pinterest Board!   

You can find all of the Texture Stamps on our website here.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!