Weathered Stripes & Splatter Card

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hi there! Suzz here today with a birthday card using the Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp and Splatter Texture Stamp!

I started with a lovely layer of pretty blue mist on white cardstock. I stamped the Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp using white chalk ink. I turned the stamp the other direction and created a grid pattern with the same white ink. I then added a layer of splatter and hearts using Ranger Archival Ink - Hydrangea. 
The sentiment is from the Simple Sayings Rubber Stamps Set and it was stamped using the same lovely purple ink. I finished it with a tiny strip of white rosettes. After I finished I realized this would be a lovely anniversary or wedding card too. Something to keep in mind for a future card.
Supplies Used: 
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamps Set
Darkroom Door Weathered Strips Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Fun & Games Rubber Stamps Set
Darkroom Door Splatter Texture Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink - Hydrangea
Chalk Ink Pad
Thanks for stopping by!

Textured Tags using Damask Texture Stamp

Darkroom Door - Sunday, January 18, 2015
Hello, it’s Robyn with you today sharing a sweet pair of tags featuring the Damask Texture Stamp. The Damask Texture is great for adding small patches of pattern to your projects.

I started with two tags which had been coloured using a paint marbling technique. One was done using yellow and pink while the other was done using different blues with a touch of yellow. I tend to do a whole bunch of these at once so they are ready to go when inspiration strikes! I also find that doing a batch in one go limits the mess I need to clean up.

To create the blue tulip tag –
1. Stamp Damask Texture into the middle of the tag using clear Versamark ink and emboss with clear powder. I stamped at a slight angle for added interest.
2. Sponge with Distress Inks. I used Squeezed Lemonade in the middle, Peacock Feathers at the top and Salty Ocean at the bottom.  Wipe over the embossing with a tissue to remove any excess ink.  Flick with a little water to add to the distressed look.

3. Stamp the open tulip twice from Full Bloom Vol 1 set using Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold and Peeled Paint Distress inks. Trim closely and add to the tag with stems overlapping.  Tie a small bow and add to stems.
4. Stamp greeting onto the bottom of the tag.
5. Add some ribbon to the top and a punched strip to the bottom to finish.

To create the pink lavender tag –
1. Stamp Damask Texture onto the top and bottom of the tag using clear Versamark ink and emboss with clear powder. I stamped at a slight angle for this one as well.
2. Sponge with Distress Inks. I used Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry at the top and bottom and Picked Raspberry all around the tag. Wipe over the embossing with a tissue to remove any excess ink. 

3. Stamp the lavender sprig from the Art De Fleur Vol 1 set using Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. Stamp a second time without reinking for a ghost effect.
4. Stamp the greeting from Art De Fleur Vol 1 set using black Archival ink.
5. Tie a small bow and add to stems. Some ribbon tied to the top of the tag will finish it off.

Paint marbling is done by dabbing a small amount of Distress Paint onto a non-stick craft sheet, spritzing with water and then dragging the tag through the runny paint. It can create beautiful, marbled effects.

Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Damask Texture Stamp

Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 1 Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Etched Flowers Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Art De Fleur Vol 1 Stamp Set

Ranger Archival Jet Black ink pad
Versamark ink
Clear embossing powder
Ranger Distress Inks – Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord
Ranger Distress Paint – Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean
Ribbon and Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch

I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this lovely pair of tags. They are perfect to add to a gift or if you make a couple more they can become the gift itself.  

Until next time,

Wild and free Leafy Lady

Darkroom Door - Friday, January 16, 2015
Hello, Lynne here today sharing a card where I have used the Leafy Lady Line Art Stamp and two of the new Texture Stamps.

1. Onto a Kraft card base repeatedly stamp the Splatter Texture Stamp with Staz-on. Next, apply copper acrylic paint to the stamp and repeatedly stamp onto the card base.

2. Repeatedly stamp the Flourish Texture Stamp onto a panel of wax paper. Scrunch the paper to create texture.

3. Stamp Leafy Lady onto mulberry paper (I had a beautiful piece flecked with silver and gold). Tear around image before layering, along with the stamped wax paper and torn pieces of handmade paper, onto the Kraft cardbase.  

4. Stamp sentiment from Wilderness Vol 1 Rubber Stamp set onto tissue paper twice. Tear around words. Adhere wild and free to wooden piece. Attach to card with raffia and jute twine bow. Adhere second wild onto cardbase. 

5. Finally embellish card with burlap, crochet lace, wooden button and bark butterfly.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Leafy Lady Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Splatter Texture Stamps
Darkroom Door Flourish Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Wilderness Vol 1 Rubber Stamps Set
Staz-on Ink Pad: Timber Brown
EcoGreen craft acrylic paint Pure Copper
Idea-ology Mini Fasteners
Golden Gel Medium
Prima Bark Butterfly Icon

Happy Stamping!

Robin Door Hanger

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Hi, Connie here today with a project to hang from your door knob, using the Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamps Set and Robin Eclectic Stamp. These projects could be used as key chains too!! Not hard to make but so fun!

I took some sticks from the yard and tied them together to make a base for the Carved Leaves and Robin to sit. The leaves are embossed and the Robin is stamped with Archival Ink.  After the images are cut out, arrange them on the sticks. 
I used hot glue to adhere the Leaves and Robin. Goes really fast once you have it laid out like you want it.
These would look for pretty on a Christmas Tree also!
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Robin Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Love Birds Rubber Stamp Set

Ranger Archival Ink
Embossing Powder: Ranger
Other: twigs, nuts, berries, twine, old keys.
Thanks for stopping by!

2015 Rachel Greig Stamping Cruise

Darkroom Door - Monday, January 12, 2015


Hi stampers! It's a very exciting day today as we set sail on the 2015 Rachel Greig Stamping Cruise! It has been over a year since we started planning this adventure, so we are excited to be finally boarding the ship and setting off to New Caledonia and Fiji! The Darkroom Door warehouse has been a hive of activity recently as we packed up all of the class kits, goodie bags and workshop supplies that we need for the cruise. Here's a sneak peek at what we've been up to:


We look forward to sharing more when we return! In the meantime, the blog will still be updated with new projects, so be sure to drop by while we sail the high seas! See you when we return in 10 days!

Birdie Bookworm Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, January 09, 2015
Hi! Suzz here today with a card using the new Bookworm Rubber Stamps! As a child you would always find my nose buried in a book. They took me many different places and on many adventures. This sentiment in the Bookworm made me laugh as there have been many times something didn't get done because of a good book! 
1.  Stamp over background with the Torn Text Background Stamp in Sepia Archival Ink.
2. Sponge around the edges with the same ink pad.
3. Stamp books using Sepia Archival Ink Pad on white cardstock. Color with watercolor pencils and a waterbrush.
4. Stamp bird and color with watercolor pencils.
5. Poke hole in top of books. Tie twine around books.
6. Mount image on brown card base. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamps Set
Darkroom Door Robin Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Sepia Archival Ink Pad
Watercolour Pencils
Aquash brush
Have a great day! 

Splatter Warm Wishes Card

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Hi! Belinda here today to share a bright and happy birthday card created using the Splatter Texture Stamp.

For this project, I needed to create a quick birthday card for someone to brighten up their day. I began by applying the Splatter stamp onto white cardstock using Aquamarine Ranger Archival Ink. I tore around the edges and then inked with Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I also applied the Splatter stamp onto another piece of white cardstock again using the Aquamarine ink and layered the two pieces together. I slipped half a crochet doily in under the right hand side and then flicked some paint from a white Posca Pen over the top. For the Carved Flower, I used Mini Distress Ink pads in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Mowed Lawn to colour the stamp before spritzing lightly with water. I then applied it to some white cardstock to create a watercolour look. I stamped the Splatter Stamp over the top of the image again using the same coloured inks before fussing cutting. I gave the edges a little colour using Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I added a sweet wire leaf by twisting some Prima Wire Thread around the stem of the flower and shaping it into a leaf. Finally I added some little butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set stamped with Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink onto white cardstock.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Splatter Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bold Blossoms Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black, Aquamarine
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass

Thankyou so much for stopping by the blog and checking out my card today. Don’t forget to come back soon to check out more inspiration from the creative team.


Green and Gold ATC Swap Gallery

Darkroom Door - Monday, January 05, 2015
Hi stampers! Here are the ATC's we received for the Green & Gold ATC swap. Each artist used any Darkroom Door rubber stamp or image using green and gold colours to create their ATC's. The different techniques and ideas are always inspiring! Check them out:

Thanks again to all the artists who took part in the swap!

If you're keen to join in our monthly Artist Trading Card swaps, please click here for all of the info!

January ATC Swap Theme - Eclectic Stamps!

Darkroom Door - Thursday, January 01, 2015
Happy new Year! 

We are very excited to be hosting another year of Artist Trading Card swaps with a new bunch of themes to get you inspired! 

The theme for January is Eclectic Stamps!

Create ATC's using any Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp as the main feature of your ATC. You can use any stamping technique and any other embellishments to complete your ATC's. 

Here's a couple of ATC's to get you inspired. This first one is created by Belinda Spencer using the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp:

Susie Campbell has been creative with the Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp by using it as a frame for a highlighted spot on her ATC, then combining it with other Darkroom Door stamps:

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

Due date: January 31st, 2015.
Look forward to seeing your creations!


Darkroom Door - Monday, December 29, 2014

Hi everyone! It's Connie here today. I have a fun project for you using the Photobooth images. This is one of my truly favourite products. I find myself adding them whenever I can. This is a cute idea for a friendship gift too.

1. Make a hole in the middle of the star and screw a 7 Gypsies knob in. I used a ice pick to make my hole and then it was easy to screw in the star. This will act as a picture stand, so the star is standing.
2. Cut a Star out of pattern paper and add it to the center of the Star cap with a foam pop-up.
3. Glue the small ruler to the Star.
4. Decorate the center with an image from the Friends & Lovers Photobooth sheet. 
5. The sentiment comes from various Wordstrips. You could easily stamp a sentiment also.
6.  It is all glued with hot glue. The project takes less than 10 minutes to put together, once you have your supplies gathered.
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Friends & Lovers Photobooth
Darkroom Door Wordstrips
Maya Road: Star cap, small ruler, cassette tape charm
Paper: Graphic45
Other: flower, twine.
Thanks for stopping by today!