Robin Eclectic Stamp - 4 ways!

Darkroom Door - Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hi there! It's Teresa here today showing you four cards using the Robin Eclectic Stamp! I started to create just one, then just couldn't stop! Here's a look at the different ways the Robin stamp can be used:

 

 

I used the Sunshine Background Stamp behind the Robin. Love how that looks! The sentiment is from the Love Birds Rubber Stamps Set. 

 

Used a different sentiment from the Love Birds Rubber Stamps for this card. 


 

I used the Scratches Texture Stamp behind the Robin on this card, along with another sentiment from the Love Birds Rubber Stamps on the circle tag.


 

By now I'm loving this Robin stamp so I decided she needed a crown! I used the French Script Texture Stamp behind her first, then added a sentiment from the Wings Rubber Stamps Set. 

 

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Robin Eclectic Stamp

Darkroom Door Love Birds Rubber Stamps

Darkroom Door Wings Rubber Stamps

Darkroom Door Scratches Texture Stamp

Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp

Darkroom Door Sunshine Background Stamp

 

Hope you've enjoyed these! Happy stamping!

 

Boat Helm Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hi stampers! It's Rachel here with a couple of cards using the new Boat Helm Eclectic Stamp! This stamp is such a great addition to the Eclectic Series!

 

 

This card shows a quick and easy way to use the Boat Helm. Simply stamp the Boat Helm onto light blue cardstock using Archival Coffee ink pad. Stamp the sentiment from Seaside Vol 1 Rubber Stamps underneath using the same ink pad. Sponge Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the edges of the cardstock and adhere to royal blue cardstock. Distress the edges of the royal blue cardstock using a paper distresser. Tie a reef knot around the left side using twine. Mount entire panel onto folded light blue card. Lightly tap the Walnut Distress ink pad directly onto the edges of the card to give it a weathered look.

 

Here's another card using the Boat Helm stamp:

 

 

Stamp the Seashells Background onto beige cardstock using Archival Coffee ink pad. Distress the edges with a paper distresser. Wrap brown netting around the centre of the stamped background panel and adhere in place on the back. Stamp the sentiment from the Sail Away Rubber Stamp Set onto beige cardstock using Archival Coffee ink pad. Trim to make a banner. Sponge the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Stamp the Boat Helm onto beige cardstock and trim around the image with small scissors. Adhere onto royal blue cardstock and trim again to leave a small border. Adhere the boat helm to the left side of the background. Adhere the sentiment banner over the netting, tucking it under the boat helm. Adhere the entire stamped panel onto a folded royal blue card.

 

Supplies used:


Darkroom Door Boat Helm Eclectic Stamp

Darkroom Door Shells Background Stamp

Darkroom Door Sail Away Rubber Stamps

Darkroom Door Seaside Vol 1 Rubber Stamps

Archival Ink: Coffee

Distress Ink: Walnut Stain

Paper Distresser

Brown Netting

Cardstock: Beige, Royal Blue, Light Blue

Twine

 

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

 

Believe Christmas Card

Darkroom Door - Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hi stampers, Joy here bringing you a Christmas card using the new Snow Flakes Eclectic Stamp.


I chose to go with one of my favourite combo colours of grey (silver) and soft blue.

I wanted the Snow Flakes to be pretty much the centre of attention on the card, with just a few additions..

So stamping the Snow Flakes with a pretty soft blue, then a slight overlay of stamping using a phrase stamp from the Christmas Reindeer stamp set, in a soft grey ink.

I felt the card just need a little more touch, so I stamped out an inchie from the Christmas Inchies stamp set in grey ink tone, punching it out of white card stock and adding some silver thread behind, adding it just above the Snow Flakes.


Finishing off the card by adding a silver embossed sentiment from Yuletide Vol 2. stamp set, a splattering of silver mist and a few additions of sequins to make it a true festive card.

Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Snow Flakes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Christmas Inchies Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamps
Ink: Sea Glass (Simon Says Stamp), Fog (Simon Says Stamp), Smoke (Simon Says Stamp) and Versamark
Card Stock: White Card Stock
Embossing Powder: Silver Glitter Embossing Powder Zing
Silver Thread
1 inch Square Punch
Cutter Bee Scissors
Fiskars Trimmer
Foam Tape
Multi Matte Medium
Mr Huey's Silver 
Sequins

I sure hope this card provides you all with some inspiration for some quick Christmas cards to create.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Hugs

Dirt Bike Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, October 17, 2014

Hi! Belinda here today to share a card I created with a teenager in mind using the awesome new Dirt Bike Eclectic Stamp.


Instructions:

1. Apply the Alphabet Background Stamp onto some white cardstock cut to size, using Cornflower Blue Ranger Archival Ink. Rub in some Weathered Wood Tim Holtz Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.

2. Next stamp the Scratches Background onto a separate piece of white cardstock cut to size, using Coffee Ranger Archival Ink. Rub in some Gathered Twigs Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Tear the top of the paper and stick down on top of the other piece at the bottom to form the ‘ground’. Flick some water over the background using your fingertips. Dry with a heat gun.

3. Apply Some splats from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set using the Coffee ink.

4. Stamp the Dirt Bike into some white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Cut the bike out and add 3D foam to the back. Stick down on the background.

5. Flick some Kraft Tattered Angels Glimmermist over the card and dry with a heat gun.

6. Create a ‘ransom note’ style sentiment by cutting the required letters from the Robot Wordstrip. Sand the edges of each letter and apply Weathered Wood ink. Stick down on the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Dirt Bike Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Robot Wordstrip
Ranger Archival Ink: Coffee, Cornflower Blue, Jet Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Weathered Wood
Tattered Angels Glimmermist Kraft

Thankyou so much for stopping by the blog and checking out my card today. I hope this gives you some ideas for those hard to create for teenagers in your life.

Don’t forget to check back soon for some more inspiration from the Creative Team using the gorgeous new release stamps.

Cheers

Autumn Impressions Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hi, it's Godelieve here. Autumn has arrived at the northern hemisphere, and it inspired me to create a spread in my art journal, using the Fallen Leaves Background, Carved Leaves Stamp Set and Robin Eclectic stamp.
 

 
To do the background:
- I used gesso with the Bubble layering stencil from Tim Holtz.  
- Left this to dry and painted the sky with diluted Distress Paints in blue and red.
- I sponged the grass and the edges of the pages with Distress Inks
 


I stamped the Fallen Leaves Background twice with Archival Ink Jet Black, colored with Distress Paints.  
 

 
I have used these to cut the circles for the trees, the torn strips at the bottom of the pages, and to cut single leaves
 

 
I stamped the bird on tissue paper, and adhered it to the page using matt gel medium
 
 
I stamped the Carved Leaves using Watering Can Archival Ink and cut them out.  I also cut the trunks from brown cardstock. I glued everything in place to create an Autumn scene.
 
I removed the Fallen Leaves stamp from the stamping block, inked it with grey Archival ink and stamped onto the pages here and there.  I added words, using Tim Holtz seasonal Chitchat stickers and Darkroom Door Alphastrips.  I finished off the pages with some doodling.
 
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Fallen Leaves Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Dooor Robin Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Cream Alphastrips
Distress Paints: Salty Ocean, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint
Archival Inkpads: Jet Black, Watering Can
Distress Inkpads: Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, Brushed Corduroy
Tim Holtz Seasonal Chitchat Stickers
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Bubble
Gesso
Gel Medium Matt
 

Thanks for visiting Darkroom Door Blog today!

 

Rose Eclectic Birthday Card

Darkroom Door - Thursday, October 09, 2014

Hello, it’s Robyn joining you today with an elegant card featuring the brand new Rose Eclectic Stamp.
 

 
Instructions:
 
1. Stamp the Rose Eclectic stamp twice onto parchment paper using black pigment ink and emboss with clear powder. Stamp and emboss the Happy Birthday greeting from the Full Bloom Vol 1 stamp set at the same time.
 
2. Die cut one of the rose images using a Spellbinders oval die and emboss the edges using an embossing mat if you have one.
 
3. Colour each rose using Picked Raspberry Distress ink and an Aquash brush for a soft watercolour effect. The die cut image doesn’t need much colour but you will see a little of the edges when the top image is mounted with foam tape.
 
4. Mount the second rose onto some cardstock to give it some stability on the finished card.  Trim out closely and adhere on top of the oval one using foam tape. 
 
5. Die cut a pale pink layer using the Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die and emboss the edges using an embossing mat if you have one.
 
6. Assemble card using foam tape between the top rose and the oval and also between the pale pink labels die cut and the darker pink card layer. This gives the card some lovely dimension.

7. Finish the card by adding some self adhesive pearls, don’t forget a tiny one for the ‘i’ in birthday!
 
Hint:


• Use the oval die cut Rose as colouring practice as you will only see the edges.
• Add a spot of liquid adhesive under each of the pearls to keep them in place.
 
Supplies Used:


Darkroom Door Rose Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Black pigment ink
Clear embossing powder
Ranger Distress ink: Picked Raspberry
Aquash Brush - medium
Spellbinders Classic Ovals & Labels Eighteen
Rubber embossing mat
Parchment paper & cardstock
Adhesive pearls, ribbon
 
I hope you have enjoyed learning how I made this card, thanks for visiting today!


Brushed Christmas Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Hi stampers! It's Rachel here today with a few quick cards using the new Brushed Christmas Vol 1 and Brushed Christmas
Vol 2
Stamp Sets.

 

 

 

These two stamp sets are so easy to use. Usually stampers need to make a larger quantity of cards for Christmas, so here are some ideas that can be created quickly but still give stunning results.

 

 

1. Stamp Christmas Tree from Brushed Christmas Vol 1 stamp set onto kraft cardstock using Archival Olive ink pad.

2. Stamp the small star on top of the tree using Archival Vermilion ink pad. Stamp the sentiment underneath the tree using the Archival Vermilion ink pad.

3. Adhere to red cardstock, then onto a folded green card. 

 

 

1. Stamp the round bauble from Brushed Christmas Vol 2 onto white cardstock using Archival Vermilion ink pad. Stamp it again onto a post it note and trim around the image to create a 'mask'.

2. Place the post it note mask over the stamped red bauble. Stamp a different bauble on the left using Archival Olive ink pad. Lift off the mask sheet and you'll see the Olive ink only stamped around the red bauble, making it look like it's behind the red bauble.

3. Stamp the sentiment underneath the baubles using Archival Olive ink pad.

4. Make a small hole in the bauble hangers and thread silver ribbon through and wrap over the top of the cardstock. Adhere panel to red cardstock, then onto a folded green card.

 

Here's a similar idea, using gold bows:

 

 

1. Stamp the round bauble from Brushed Christmas Vol 2 onto white cardstock using Archival Vermilion ink pad. Stamp it again onto a post it note and trim around the image to create a 'mask'.

2. Place the post it note mask over the stamped red bauble. Stamp a different bauble on the left using Archival Olive ink pad. Lift off the mask sheet and you'll see the Olive ink only stamped around the red bauble, making it look like it's behind the red bauble.

3. Stamp the sentiment to the right using Archival Olive ink pad.

4. Make a small hole in the bauble hangers and thread gold cord through the holes and tie a bow.

5. Use a corner rounder punch to round the bottom left and top right corners. Adhere panel to green cardstock and do the same.

6. Mount onto a folded red card to finish.

 

Supplies used:


Darkroom Door Brushed Christmas Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Brushed Christmas Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set

Archival Ink: Vermilion, Olive

Silver Ribbon

Gold Cord

Cardstock: Red, Green, White, Kraft

 

I hope these cards give you a few ideas for your Christmas creations this year!

 

Anchor By The Sea Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, October 03, 2014

Hi! Belinda here today to share a card I created using the fabulous new Anchor Eclectic Stamp with heat embossing.


Instructions:

1. Apply the Splatter Background Stamp onto some white cardstock cut to size, using Coffee Ranger Archival Ink. Rub in some Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Ink using a blending tool. Distress the edges and ink with the Old Paper ink. Stick down on a kraft cardstock card base.

2. Cut a piece of vellum to size, tear the top and bottom and layer over the top of the splatter background.

3. Apply the lighthouse stamp from the Seaside Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock using the Coffee ink. Add white crayon to the lighthouse to highlight. Rub in the Old Paper ink as well as some Peeled Paint and Weathered Wood using the blending tool. Flick some water over the top using your fingertips. Dry with a heat gun. (The heat from the heat gun will melt away the white crayon). Tear the edges and add this piece over the top of the vellum.

4. Layer some shreds of hessian and knotted kitchen twine over the bottom of the image.

5. Stamp some ‘weeds’ onto white cardstock using the Coffee ink and then fussy cut.

6. Apply the Anchor stamp onto white cardstock using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. Sprinkle over some Stampendous Fran-tage Aged Copper Embossing Enamel and heat set. Cut out the anchor and add to the card front along with the fussy cut weeds. Add some sequins to finish.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Anchor Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Seaside Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Splatter Background Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink Coffee
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood

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

Don’t forget to check back soon for some more inspiration from the Creative Team using the gorgeous new release stamps.

Cheers

New Release: Essentials 15 Collection, Background Stamps and Eclectic Stamps!

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Introducing our NEW release rubber stamps, including the Essentials 15 Collection, new Background Stamps and new Eclectic Stamps! All Darkroom Door stamps are suitable for art journalling, scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, home decor pieces and more!

 

Essentials 15 Collection

 




NEW Background Stamps!

 


New Eclectic Stamps!

 

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Corsetry Dressmaker Canvas

Darkroom Door - Friday, September 26, 2014

Hello, Lynne here with a canvas using the wonderful Corsetry Stamp Set. Although this set works beautifully on its own, I was keen to use it in conjunction with the Dressmaker Stamp Set
 

 
Instructions:


1. Stain the canvas - I used dissolved walnut ink crystals but you could substitute with Distress Stain in Vintage Photo. Heat set. 
2. Stamp advertisement (Corsetry set) repeatedly onto tissue paper with Staz-on ink pad. Plan the placement of the tissue paper before adhering to the canvas with Slap It On, ensuring the stamped tissue wraps around the edges of the canvas. Leave to dry.
 

 
3. Apply dissolved walnut ink crystals (or substitute) to white cardstock. Stamp corset with Staz-on onto tissue paper. Flip the tissue paper over before adhering to stained cardstock with Slap It On.  Leave to dry. 
 
 
4. Stamp onto the stained cardstock, other dressmaking elements with Versafine or Memento ink.  Cut out and ink edges.
 
 
5. Before adhering lace to the canvas, swipe some Distress Paint Vintage Photo on the edges of the canvas. Plan composition before adhering the stamped elements.  Add interest by folding the stamped measuring tape, wrapping thread around the thread spool and adding a piece of torn, tea-stained vintage lace.  To the corset, stitch a button to a piece of tea/coffee stained seam binding.
 
 
Hints:

* Generously apply Slap It On to the canvas and onto the tissue paper after adhering. 
* For composition purposes I wanted the corset to face in the opposite direction than if I had stamped directly onto cardstock. To remedy this I stamped onto the tissue paper, flipping it before adhering to the stained cardstock.
* Using a variety of brown inks brings contrast to the stamped elements when they rest side by side on the finished canvas.
 
Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Corsetry Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Dressmaker Rubber Stamp Set
Staz-on Timber Brown
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Memento Rich Cocoa
Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Distress Paint Vintage Photo
Indigoblu Slap It On
White cardstock
Heat gun
Extras:- canvas, dissolved walnut ink crystals, lace, tissue paper, seam binding, button, thread and silicone glue
 
Thank You for visiting the Darkroom Door Blog today!
 
Until next time,