Robot Birthday Theme

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hello, it’s Robyn with you today sharing a simple boy themed card. As the mother of sons, I know how hard it can be to create cards for the little (and big) boys in your life. We recently attended the third birthday party for my cousin’s son and he is totally Lego mad – the Darkroom Door Robot Filmstrips were the perfect images to use for his card. 

 
1. Start with a plain coloured A5 card base and add two layers with coordinating patterned paper. The paper needs to run right across the card front.

2. Check where to trim the Filmstrip by laying the strip across the card front so that the images are at an slight angle. 

3. Mount Filmstrip over patterned paper using foam tape.

4. Stamp the ‘Happy Birthday’ image from the Simple Sayings stamp set using black ink onto a scrap of coordinating cardstock. Add to card front as shown.
 

 

Hints:

• This card uses a solid strip of four images.
• Made sure the spacing above and below the filmstrip strip is even. Check before cutting!
• This design can easily be converted to a portrait style card by using the Filmstrips - Robots Vol 1 images.
 
Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Stamp Set
Filmstrips – Robot Vol 2
Ranger Archival Black ink
Patterned paper – Pebbles ‘Party with Amy Locurto’
 
Hope this gives you some ideas for those boys in your life!


Crafty Lady - Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 21, 2014

Hello stampers! We are so excited to be sharing projects using the new Line Art Stamps! Today we are showing off Crafty Lady!

 

     
 

DDLA003 Crafty Lady

 

 

Crafty Lady has a very unique look with an ink pad, rubber stamp and paintbrush in her wavy hair! Awesome to send to your crafty friends! Dawn Lewis coloured her with Copic markers in the sample above to give her a fun quirky look! 

 

Belinda Spencer had fun using Copics to colour Crafty Lady - check out this great card:

 

 

Copics used: 0 Colourless Blender, E00 Skin White, E02 Fruit Pink, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, E35 Chamois, E37 Sepia, E50 Egg Shell, B00 Frost Blue, B02 Robin's Egg Blue, B05 Process Blue, V12 Pale Lilac, V15 Mallow, V17 Amethyst, Y35 Maize, Y38 Honey, YG63 Pea Green, YG67 Moss.

 

 

Lucrecia de Silva, the artist who illustrated these fabulous designs also shares a handmade card with us using her Crafty Lady:

 

 

These are just some of the possibilities using this fabulous stamp! We hope this inspires you! We will be sharing projects all this week using the other Lady Line Art Stamps so please check back soon to see what we have created with Cherry Apple Lady!

 

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Flower Lady - Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 18, 2014

Hello stampers! All week we are sharing projects using the new Line Art Stamps and today we are showing off the beautiful Flower Lady!

 

     
 

DDLA002 Flower Lady

 

 

Flower Lady is so soft and feminine and so versatile! She can be an island girl, a wedding flower girl or bride, garden girl or simply just a lady who loves having flowers in her hair :) Dawn Lewis coloured her with Copic markers in the sample above to give her a summery warm feel. 

 

Joy Taylor has also been having fun with this stamp, here's a beautiful card combining the Flower Lady with the new Splatter Texture Stamp in the background. The red flowers look ravishing! 

 

 

Copics used:
Skin:  E000, E00, E02, E11, E13, R20, R22
Eyes/Eyeshadow/Eyebrows:  B00, B01, B02, W1, W3, W4
Flowers:  R81, R83, R85
Leaves:  YG25, YG93, YG95
White Sharpie Pen

 

Lucrecia de Silva, the artist who illustrated these fabulous designs also shares a handmade card with us using her Flower Lady:

 

 

These are just some of the possibilities using this fabulous stamp! We hope this inspires you! We will continue to share projects using the other Lady Line Art Stamps so please check back on Monday to see what we have created with Crafty Lady - perfect for all us stampers out there! 

 

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Leafy Lady - Line Art Stamp

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hello stampers! This week we are introducing you to our fabulous new range of Line Art Stamps, with six quirky ladies designed by Lucrecia de Silva. Today we are taking a closer look at Leafy Lady:

 

     

 

Leafy Lady has that whole nature/forest/earthy ambience about her. She's stunning! She even has a little nest in her hair with little wrapped eggs ready and waiting to hatch and greet the world :) Dawn Lewis coloured her with Copic markers in the image above. Doesn't she look fantastic!

 

Teresa Abajo created a couple of cards to show how Leafy Lady looks in colour and in monochrome tones. So very stylish!

 

 

 

Lucrecia de Silva, the artist who illustrated these fabulous designs also shares a handmade card with us using her Leafy Lady:

 

 

These are just some of the possibilities using this fabulous stamp! We hope this inspires you! We will be sharing projects all this week using the other Lady Line Art Stamps so please check back tomorrow to see what we have created with Flower Lady.

 

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New Release: Texture Stamps 2

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Introducing 6 NEW Texture Stamps! These Texture Stamps are suitable for art journalling, scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, home decor pieces and more!



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New Release: Introducing Line Art Stamps

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We would like to introduce Line Art Stamps featuring six stunning ladies designed by Lucrecia de Silva


Line Art Stamps are suitable for art journalling, card making, mixed media, collage and more!

Here’s a few ideas on how these stamps can be used:
• Colour with markers such as Copics, Distress Markers, Marvy Le Plume, Tombows or any other type of coloured marker to give the image shading and depth.
• Use collage techniques to create a body for an art journal page.
• Combine with other Darkroom Door stamps for mixed media projects and more!



     
 

DDLA001 Leafy Lady

 
     
 

DDLA002 Flower Lady

 
     
 

DDLA003 Crafty Lady

 
     
 

DDLA004 Cherry Apple Lady

 
     
 

DDLA005 Strawberry Lady

 
     
 

DDLA006 Tropical Lady

 
 

Samples shown coloured by Dawn Lewis.

 

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Feather Pencils

Darkroom Door - Sunday, July 13, 2014
Hi everyone, Connie here with a very cool project that I think even the kids will love - feather pencils!!! Using the Feathers Rubber Stamp Set, this is very easy project and did I mention fun, too!!!! I used my scrap papers and just started stamping feathers.
 
 
Instructions:

 

1. Sharpen a pencil and wrap it with washi tape or paper tape.

2. Stamp out 5 or 6 feathers on Vellum paper.  I had some scraps of Vellum and Kraft.
3. Fussy cut the feathers out. Paying attention to detail.
4. Staple 2 or 3 feathers together and them wrap them on then pencil using twine.  I loved the way this added that rustic look.
5. I added a small piece of felt, to the backs of the feathers, making the feather slide off and on.  When the pencil is used up, just slide off the topper and put it  on another pencil and then re-wrap the twine at the bottom of the feather cluster.
 
 

Supplies Used:

 

Darkroom Door Feathers Rubber Stamp Set

Ranger Archival Ink
Washi or Paper tape (7gypsies)
Other: pencils, twine, button, felt
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
 

Welcome Home Polaroid Frame Card

Darkroom Door - Saturday, July 12, 2014
Hi! It is Anna-Karin here with you today, sharing a card made with the Polaroid Frame Stamp.

 


The Polaroid Frame is such a great stamp and is also perfect for scrapbooking and art journaling, or to frame just about anything. On this card, I used it to frame a little watercolour scene, stamped with the Carved Houses Rubber Stamps. The frame was stamped with Jet Black ink on white cardstock and inked with Pumice Stone. I cut out the centre to make space for the little scene.
 
 
The two houses were inked with Distress Markers, misted 4-5 times with water and stamped on watercolour paper. When they were dry, I painted around them with Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage and also stamped some grass with Bundle Sage. Finally, it was splattered with Pumice Stone (smear on your craft sheet, mist with water and pick up with a paint brush), for some texture. I die cut two clouds and stamped a sentiment from Home Sweet Home on one of them.
 
 
There is another sentiment from Home Sweet Home under the scene. The background is dry embossed and sanded Tim Holtz Core'dinations cardstock and I embellished the card with two Industrious stickers.
 

Supplies Used:

 

Darkroom Door Polaroid Frame Stamp

Darkroom Door Carved Houses Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set

Surfaces: Tim Holtz Core'dinations Colour-Core cardstock; Neenah Smooth Solar White cardstock; Canson Watercolour paper
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Courtyard & Trellis set
Dies: Sizzix: Arrows, Banners, Chevrons & Clouds

Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black

Ranger Distress Ink: Pumice Stone, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage

Ranger Distress Markers: Festive Berries, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen, Stormy Sky
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Borders Industrious Stickers, Chiseled Industrious stickers, Elements Remnant Rubs
 
Thank you so much for looking!
 

Happy stamping!

 

World Adventure Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 11, 2014
Hi, Joy here again, this time sharing a simple layering styled card . . . Here is how it came together.


I chose to mix and match stamps on this card. I used the World Map Background Stamp, inking up with different Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans and Pumice Stone, then spritzing the stamp lightly with water and stamped onto water colour paper. I die cut a circle using part of the stamped image.

Stamp the compass and adventure sentiment from Steampunk Stamp Set onto scratch white card stock in a soft grey, punch out the compass using a circle punch and trim down the sentiment, making sure to leave excess white card stock at the end of the stamped sentiment.

Put this all onto a standard size white card, adding strips of pattern paper from the Teresa Collins Wonderful Collection down the left hand side of the card. Adhere the sentiment 'adventure' with dimensional adhesive and adding enamel dots to match.

Next, adhere the circle map feature and compass.

Needing a little addition to finish the card, I chose to die cut a plane out of black card stock and add Glossy Accents to it, along with some matching word stickers to complete the card.

 
Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Pumice Stone, Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo
Glossy Accents
Mister Bottle
White Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp - Fog Ink
Teresa Collins - Wonderful 6 x 6 Paper Pad
My Minds Eye Enamel Dots
October Afternoon Travel Girl Stickers
Simon Says Stamp Small Plane
Martha Stewart Mini Score Board
Tombow Mono Dot Adhesive
Dimensional Adhesive
Scissors
Fiskars Paper Trimmer

Thanks for stopping by today! Here's hoping it inspired you to create something fun!

Hugs

Thinking Of You Butterfly Card

Darkroom Door - Thursday, July 10, 2014
Hi everyone, it's Hilary here today with a colorful card for you using the "Butterflies" and "All Occasions" Stamp Sets. I used some dry and heat embossing as well as some color blending to create this card which can be used for any occasion. I hope you enjoy!


To make this card, first dry emboss a piece of white heavyweight cardstock with an embossing folder, then gather your inks, choosing the colors you want to use for the background as well as the butterfly, (I chose Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Peeled Paint, for the background to emulate grass & sky), then blend  the inks onto the embossed cardstock using a blending tool. After achieving the look  you want, distress the sides by scraping them with the edge of your scissors, then use Vintage Photo ink to ink the edges. Ink the top of the card with Versamark, sprinkle on clear embossing powder and heat set, (my background took on the appearance of old tiles, which I really liked).  

Next, I used a Sizzix die to die cut a tree branch, which I sanded and heat embossed then adhered to the card front. Then to add a bit of sky, punched a single white cloud from white cardstock and adhere it to the card front as shown.


To create the butterfly, first stamp the chosen butterfly, twice, from the "Butterflies" stamp set and stamp onto white cardstock using Jet Black archival ink. Then choosing your distressing inks, blend colors such as Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey onto your butterflies, until you've achieved the look you want.  Cut out the butterflies using micro scissors, tap butterflies into Versamark ink and again, heat set using a heat tool.  Bend and round the wings up on one butterfly, add a dab of hot glue to the underside and adhere top butterfly onto bottom butterfly for a fun layered 3-D look and adhere to your tree branch.


To finish the card, stamp sentiment onto white cardstock using the "All Occasions" stamp set and Jet Black Archival ink. Adhere as shown. For the bow, I simply spritzed some "Midnight Blue" Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels onto some white crinkle ribbon, then dried with a heat gun. Crinkle ribbon in your hands, then tie into a bow and adhere with a single metal vintage button to the bottom of the tree branch as shown. Finally, adhere the entire card front to your base card, I used 3-D glue dots, for a dimensional effect.

Supplies used:

Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
White cardstock
Embossing folder
Holly branch die by Tim Holtz
Die cut machine such as a Big Shot
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Wild Honey & Peeled Paint
Jet Black Archival ink by Ranger
Clear Embossing Powder by Ranger
Heat Embossing tool
Blending Tool
Crinkle ribbon
Midnight Blue Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels
Cloud Punch by Fiskars
Vintage metal button
Hot Glue, Tombow Power Bond Adhesive and 3-D Glue dots.

Thank you all so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my butterfly card and I hope this inspires you to try your own.