Daisy Eclectic Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, August 03, 2015
Hi stampers! It's time to take a look at how our new Eclectic Stamps can be used! Today we are sharing projects created with the Daisy Eclectic Stamp

Connie Mercer has created two beautifully layered cards:


Instructions:
Stamp Gazette Background Stamp on white cardstock.  Trim out. Shade around edges with brown ink. Mount on dark cardstock and then mount to pattern paper.  Stamp Daisy Eclectic Stamp on white cardstock.  I used marker pens to add the color to the rubber stamp.  Trim out. Stamp Carved Leaves directly on  the card front. Place the Daisy between the leaves and adhere to card front. Stamp sentiment from Whimsical Word Rubber Stamp Set on white cardstock and trim out. Adhere to card front. Add corners.


Instructions:
Stamp French Script Background Stamp on a dark color cardstock or paper. Trim out.  Stamp the Daisy Eclectic Stamp, Carved Leaves Vol 1 (long leaf and medium single leaf) on white cardstock and trim them out. I inked the Daisy up with marker pens.  Arrange elements on front of card and adhere. Color Daisy with Wink of Stella for shimmer. Add rhinestones and corners to card front. Stamp sentiment from Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set and trim out. Add to card front.

Anneke De Clerck has some bright painted cards to share:

 
Instructions:
Paint the background with green and light blue acrylic paint. Load the Daisy Eclectic Stamp with magenta, lime and orange acrylic paint using your fingers and stamp on a white panel. Glue that panel to the background. Stamp the birthday sentiment from Simple Sayings Stamp Set to the bottom of the card with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'. Add details with a black fineliner and finish off with enamel dots.
 
 
Instructions:
Stamp the Daisy Eclectic Stamp with Versamark Ink on a gelli plate print. Heat emboss with WOW embossing powder 'Opaque Bright White'. Stamp the birthday sentiment from Happy Birthday Stamp Set  with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'. Add a washi tape tab.
 
 
Instructions:
On this card I used the "iron-off" resist technique. Paint the background with turquoise acrylic paint. Create rows of red dots with paint and a needle tip applicator. Stamp the Daisy Eclectic Stamp with Versamark Ink on a painted panel. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Add a coat of gesso on top and overstamp with the Mesh Background Stamp and StazOn Ink 'Teal Blue'.Remove the embossing powder on the flower using an iron and a paper towel. Add black and white details with fineliners and adhere the panel to the background. Stamp a birthday sentiment from Happy Birthday Stamp Set to the bottom of the card with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'. Finish off with cord, beads and a lime paper scrap.

Suzz Czosek has created a stunning set of gift tags and cards:


Instructions:
Spray Mists over mixed media paper. Mix in yellows, orange, and pink sprays. Let dry. Cut tag from inky background. Stamp Daisy Eclectic Stamp using Versamark on tag. Heat emboss with white embossing paste. Repeat two more times. I added a little to the stem with a versamark pen and drew in the rest of the stem and embossed with white embossing powder. Stamp sentiment from Melody Stamp Set using StazOn ink on vellum. Tear vellum on angle and attach to tag. Spritz ribbon and attach to top of tag.


Instructions:
Stamp Criss Cross Texture Stamp in lime green ink on white cardstock. Mask stem of flower with post it note. Ink up flower with pink ink. Color stem using green Ranger Distress Marker. Stamp flower over Criss Cross background. Cut flower panel and distress edges with distressing tool.  Stamp Thank You from Bright Blossoms Vol 2 Stamp Set using Orange dye ink.  Sponge edges using green ink. Mount on card. Repeat with Blue and Orange Dye ink. 


Instructions:
In up flower with soft pink dye ink. Color stem with green marker. Spritz stamp with water. Stamp onto white cardstock. Stamp Memory Quote Stamp using gold ink. Cut panel and attach to white cardbase.  

To add some extra interest to the card, you could also stamp the Splatter Texture Stamp using gold ink on card randomly as shown below.


Supplies Used: 
Darkroom Door Daisy Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Melody Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gazette Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Criss Cross Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Splatter Texture Stamp
Ranger Distress Ink: Twisted Citron
Distress Markers
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Magenta Hue
Paper Distresser
Memento Ink:  Bahama Blue, Tangelo
Versamark Ink
Stampendous Needle Tip Applicator
Paper: Quick Quotes
Wink of Stella
Rhinestones
WOW Embossing Powder
Acrylic Paint

Thanks for stopping by today!

Palette Blending Technique with Patchwork Butterfly

Darkroom Door - Sunday, August 02, 2015
Hello, it’s Robyn Wood with you today sharing a card featuring the Darkroom Door Patchwork Butterfly Collage Stamp. I love how interesting this stamp is – it has snippets of many of the Background Stamps miniaturised as pattern for the wings.


For this card I used a palette blending technique to watercolour the butterfly with dye based stamp pads. I find this a handy technique to use when you want to get the colour just right and you don’t have markers that suit. I modelled my colour choices on the Cairns Birdwing Butterfly, it has a beautiful graduation of blues, yellows and greens on the wings plus a pop of red near the head.

Instructions:
1. Stamp Patchwork Butterfly using black ink onto white cardstock.
2. Add small amounts of Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean Distress Ink to a non-porous surface. I used a clear stamp block so you could see the colours but a non-stick craft mat works well. Pick up a bit of colour from each patch with the Aquash brush and use the block surface as a mixing palette to create a couple of different colours.


3. Colour the wings, adding a pop of red marker near the head and trim out closely.
4. Stamp notecard twice using French Script Texture stamp and Watering Can ink. Make the image disappear a little first by wiping the wet stamp with a baby wipe or tissue prior to stamping.


5. Stamp two corners with Coffee Stain Eclectic stamp using Weathered Wood ink.
6. Distress the edges of the journaling card and sponge with Weathered Wood ink.
7. Add two torn strips of washi tape to card base and affix journaling card. Affix coloured butterfly at an angle.
8. Stamp the words from Wildflower stamp set using black ink and affix to card. Add a bit of torn washi tape for interest.

Hints:

• Any paper with a soft abstract pattern will work, just alter the ink colours to match.

• If the paper doesn’t have a line border – draw one in using a fine black pen.

• Use a damp paint brush if you don’t have an Aquash brush.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Patchwork Butterfly Collage Stamp

Darkroom Door Wildflower Stamp Set Vol 1

Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp
Ranger Archival ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Ranger Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed
Red Marker
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Aquash Brush
Prima Epiphany Journaling Notecard
Washi tape, black card base

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed learning how I made this card. Don’t forget that we would love you to upload your own Darkroom Door projects to our new Darkroom Door Inspiration Facebook page.

August ATC Swap Theme - Neon!

Darkroom Door - Saturday, August 01, 2015
The theme for the August Darkroom Door Artist Trading Card swap is Neon!

Things just got a little brighter around here! Use any Darkroom Door rubber stamp or paper product to create ATC's with a neon/fluro colour palette!

Here are some ATC's to get you inspired. Belinda Spencer has used the Paint Tubes Eclectic Stamp, Paint Splats, Alphabet Medley and Artist Rubber Stamp Sets to create this ATC. Belinda stamped onto Watercolour Paper with Archival Jet Black ink and used Hero Arts Neon Ink Pads and Ink Sprays to add the Neon colours! What a vibrant and fun ATC!


Susie has gone back to the 80's music scene with her Neon Music ATC! Susie used the Rockstar Rubber Stamp Set, Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set, Mesh and Dots Texture Stamps. A groovy ATC! 

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

Due date: 31st August, 2015.

We look forward to seeing your creations!

Unlock the artist within!

Steampunk Inchies Rubber Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 31, 2015
Hello! One of the most popular styles of Darkroom Door stamps has been the 'Inchies' series, which includes Garden Inchies, Christmas Inchies, Travel Inchies, Seaside Inchies and now we have added a new set to this series called Steampunk Inchies

Teresa Abajo and Suzz Czosek have created some fantastic cards to show how these stamps can be used. 

Here are Teresa's cards:


Instructions:
Without cutting up the stamps into individual inchies, stamp the entire plate of Steampunk Inchies onto mint paper using Coffee Archival ink. Cut one 3x3 inchie arrangement and one 1 x 6 inchie arrangement for each of the cards. Mount these onto dark brown card.
For the square card, stamp the Torn Text Background stamp onto dark brown card using Aquatic Splash VersaMagic ink. Cut down to fit a 15 x 15cm kraft card and adhere. Stamp the Grid Background stamp onto mint paper with Coffee ink, sponge with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink, tear a strip and adhere to card. Add layers of corrugated cardboard and hessian, and then the mounted inchie images. Embellish with chipboard cogs and the word from the Steampunk stamp set. Spatter with Tarnished Brass Distress Stain.


Instructions:
For the long tall card, stamp the cogs and word from the Steampunk Stamp Set using Coffee ink onto a 10 x 21cm kraft card. Stamp the Grid Background stamp onto mint paper with Coffee ink and sponge with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. Adhere to card under a scrap of corrugated cardboard. Add rows of stitching with the sewing machine in between each image, and allow the threads to hang. Adhere this to the card and embellish with chipboard cogs.

Here are Suzz's cards:


Instructions:
Stamp Steampunk Inchies using brown ink on ivory cardstock. Repeat on second panel. Cut out photobooth image. Mount image on brown cardstock. Cut out words form Art De Fleur Wordstrips. Sponge edges of word and mount on brown cardstock. Die burlap panel with spray. Layer panel of Steampunk Inchies with burlap and panel of inchies and photobooth image on top. Attach words with embellishments.  


Instructions:
Stamp panel of Steampunk Inchies using Jet Black ink on white cardstock. Cut inchies out and mount on black cardstock. Stamp sentiment from Welcome Home Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock. Cut panel and mount on black cardstock. Attach inchies along right side of sentiment. Attach white panel to black cardstock. Attach inchies along left side. Assemble card. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Steampunk Inchies Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Welcome Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Grid Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Photobooth
Darkroom Door Art De Fleur Wordstrip
Archival Ink: Coffee, Jet Black
Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy
Distress Stain: Tarnished Brass

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Tool Shed Rubber Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, July 30, 2015
Hi there! Today we are sharing projects created with the new Tool Shed Rubber Stamp Set! This set has some quirky sentiments and a bunch of different tools, perfect for creating cards for builders, mechanics, tradies, and your household handy person! 

Belinda Spencer has re-created the look of a real tool shed by using the Corrugated Background Stamp for the background of her card: 


Instructions:
1. Apply the Corrugated Iron Background Stamp twice onto smooth white cardstock using Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink. Lightly swipe Brushed Pewter Tim Holtz Distress Stain over the top. Dry with a heat gun.
2. Crop the two background pieces into panels to fit the card base. Ink around the edges of each piece using Hickory Smoke Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Add some rust in patches using Rusty Hinge Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
3. Add all panels to the card base. Flick with water as well as black and orange mists. Dry with a heat gun. Stamp the square nut from the Tool Shed set in the corners of some pieces using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink.
4. Swipe the Brushed Pewter Distress Stain over a scrap of smooth white cardstock. Dry with a heat gun. Apply three tool stamps over the top using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Apply the Hickory Smoke and Rusty Hinge inks to the tools as per the iron panels. Cut out the tools.
5. Stamp the handle of the saw again onto kraft cardstock with the Jet Black ink. Cut out the handle and layer on top of the other piece. Ink with the Hickory Smoke ink.
6. Add three Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners to the card front. Add 3D foam to the back of the tools and hang them from the hitch fasteners.
7. Stamp a quote on kraft cardstock and add to the card with 3D foam.


For a quick card, Rachel Greig has used the tools in a row:


Instructions:
1. On the stamp set, there's a line of tools in a row. You can cut these out separately, or keep them together as one stamp. I've kept mine together so it's easy to create quick cards as the tools remain lined up perfectly. I can always cut them out later, or mask off the tools separately when stamping if I only need one tool. 
2. Stamp the tools and sentiment onto light blue cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink pad. Mount onto black cardstock. Adhere to folded blue card using 3D Foam adhesive. 

Suzz Czosek has created a rusty look to her tools for this card: 


Instructions:
Stamp Woodgrain Background Stamp using brown ink on white cardstock. Distress edges of woodgrain panel using a paper distresser. Sponge with brown dye ink. Stamp Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp over woodgrain background using brown ink. Stamp tools using Ranger Watering Can Archival Ink and heat emboss using silver embossing powder. Cut out images and sponge with brown dye ink. Repeat with nuts and bolts images. Layer tools over background. Attach some twine using staples.

Susie Campbell has created a great wall hanging that can be put up in the tool shed!


Susie has also created a  matching card: 


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Tool Shed Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Background Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Distress Ink: Hickory Smoke, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain
Distress Stain Brushed Pewter
Ranger Embossing Powder: Silver
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Hitch Fasteners

Thanks for stopping by!

Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Hello there! Today we are sharing lots of fabulous project ideas using the Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set! This stamp set has 11 stitch designs that you can use as borders or to add some faux stitching to your projects! The length of each stitched border stamp is over 6" (150cm) in length, long enough to cover a usual card front in one go. These stamps would also work well in art journals! 

Teresa Abajo has created three projects to show the different stitches:


Instructions:
Stamp the XXX and Hearts stitched borders onto white cardstock with Archival Red Geranium ink pad. Mount onto black and red cardstock, then adhere to folded white card. Stamp the large open heart from the Hearts Stamp set onto white card and trim around the outside and the inside of the heart. Adhere over stamped stitches. Stamp 'Love' from the Hearts Stamp set onto white card using Archival Red Geranium ink pad and trim around the letters. Adhere over heart to complete. 


Instructions:
Stamp the block zig zag stitched border onto white cardstock using Archival Magenta Hue, Venetian Orange and Monarch Orange Ink pads. Stamp the straight stitch stamp in between using Archival Monarch Orange ink pad. Mount onto orange tag. Stamp sentiment from Happy Birthday Stamp set and adhere to tag. Adhere flowers and leaves. Thread ribbons and twine through top of tag to complete. 


Instructions:
Stamp Roses Photo Stamp onto white cardstock using Archival Watering Can ink pad. Adhere to pink cardstock. Wrap lace and silver mesh around the stamped image. Stamp the flower Stitched Border onto white cardstock using Watering Can ink. Trim and adhere to lace. Add small silver gems to the centre of the stitched flowers to add some bling! Add word from Bright Blossoms Word strip and adhere entire panel to folded white card.  

Connie Mercer has created some beautiful cards using the Stitched Borders Stamps:


Instructions:
Stamp Sewing Spools Background stamp on white cardstock using several different colors of ink. Trim out and stamp around the edges with the straight stitch from Stitched Borders set in black ink. Stamp out the Stitched Threads Frame in black ink and trim out. Make a mask of the frame and place it over the stamped frame. Add the different Stitched Borders using different color inks. Adhere to front of card. Add buttons and sentiment. Mount on matching pattern paper.


Instructions:
Stamp French Script Texture stamp on the pattern paper in two places. Use the straight Stitched Border stamp around the front of the card. Stamp out sentiment using 'love' from Simple Sayings Stamp set and 'you' from Thank You Stamp Set and adhere to front of card. The heart embellishment is by Tim Holtz/Sizzix. Stamp half scallops from the Stitched Borders set at the bottom of the card. Stamp out x's and use them as embellishments on the card. Stamp one heart in bottom corner. 

Susie Campbell has created a soft and pretty tag using a combination of real laces with the Stitched Borders Stamps:


Instructions:
Using one of my favourite colour palettes as the starting point, I gathered together a selection of ink pads, trims, lace, leather, beads, a button and thread that all tied in well with together. I used a piece of 'Mixed Media Cardstock' by Ranger as the base and stamped a selection of trims from the 'Stitched Borders' stamp set, leaving spaces to add ribbon, lace and threads later. There is a separate panel affixed to the top section of the card which features a punched border along it's edge. The card was then embellished with the trims, leather hearts, lace, pearl stickers, thread, a dated label and button. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Thank You Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Sewing Spools Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Roses Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Friends Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Wordstrip
Ranger Archival Ink
Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock
Aquash brush
Sizzix Hearts Die
Paper: Fancy Pants
Ribbons and Lace

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Coffee Time Rubber Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 27, 2015
Hi there! Today we are taking time to smell the coffee with lots of stunning projects using the Coffee Time Rubber Stamp Set

Susie Campbell has used rich colours to create this card:


Instructions:
Create a background on white cardstock using the hearts and cross stitch borders from Stitched Border stamp set, along with the coffee cup, coffee stain and coffee beans.  Swipe edges with beige and dark brown inks. Stamp the take away coffee cups twice and colour with water colour pencils and a water brush. When dry, trim to size. Stamp the coffee bean border stamp a few times and fussy cut around the borders. Stamp the sentiment, 'Take time to smell the coffee' onto a separate panel and swipe edges with beige and dark brown ink. Affix the sentiment, take away cups and coffee beans to the background panel and layer onto fabric. Mount onto dark red card and embellish a take away cup with dark red heart. 

Susie has created a tag, perfect for adding to wrapped gifts! 


Instructions:
Create a background on a shipping tag using the coffee beans stamps along with the word stamp, 'Spill the beans!'. Swipe the edges of the tag with beige ink. Stamp the coffee cup onto patterned paper and trim around the image. Layer this onto tag along with a small paper doily. Choose an image from Sweet Treats montage, trim it and affix it to a small tag that has been coloured with ink. Add this to the tag. Embellish with ribbon, lace and a few scattered dark brown coffee beans. 

Connie Mercer has created two fun cards to share:


Instructions:
Stamp travel coffee mug on Kraft cardstock. Cut out. Stamp sentiment and cut out. Stamp coffee beans on cardstock mat. Stamp stitched border down all sides of mat. Create card. Add corners and small ink splats. Girl image is from Graphic 45 paper.


Instructions:
Stamp  Gazette Background on white cardstock.  Trim out.  Stamp two coffee cups on white cardstock and cut them out.  Cut out the centre part of the coffee cup and use it as a mask, while stamping the Flourish Texture stamp over the cup.  Use a Stamp Marker pen and color in the flower and stem. Stamp on white cardstock and cut out. Stamp sentiment.  Create card.  Add Coffee Stain Eclectis stamp.  

Next we have some fabulous cards by Anneke De Clerck:


Instructions:
Apply pink, orange, magenta, titanium buff and white paint to a card base with a key card/plastic card. Create squares by sponging through the 'Mini Mosaic Squares' stencil with white paint. Add numbers with StazOn Ink 'Cherry Pink' and the 'Schoolhouse' stencil. Paint a scrap of paper with white paint and stamp the coffee cup on top with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'. Cut out and adhere to the bottom of the card. Outline the squares with a black fineliner and stamp the text in the right upper corner.
 

Instructions:
Apply pink, orange, titanium buff and white paint to the background with a key card/plastic card. Overstamp randomly with white coffee stains. Paint three scraps of paper: one with pink, one with orange and one with magenta paint. Use a nearly dry brush and don't clean the brush in between for a shabby look. Stamp the coffee cups on top. Cut out a pink saucer and an orange and magenta cup. Use an exacto knife to cut out 'the coffee' from the lower cup, in order to pile the cups. Arrange/layer saucer and cups to the card. Glue down and use foam tape to adhere the upper cup. Stamp the text to the bottom of the card with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'. Draw dashes with a fineliner. Add a Tim Holtz Sculpture Flower to finish off.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Coffee Time Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Daisies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gazette Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Flourish Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp
Aquash brush
Black Fude Ball pen
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Staz On Ink: Cherry Pink
Watercolour Pencils
Paper: Graphic 45
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Schoolhouse
The Crafters Workshop Stencil: Mini Mosaic Squares
Royal Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Pink, Orange, Titanium White, Titanium Buff
Golden Acrylics: Fluorescent Magenta

So... after seeing all of these wonderful projects, I think it's now... coffee time! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Enjoy Life Bicycle Tags Card

Darkroom Door - Sunday, July 26, 2015
Hi there! Suzz here today with a card using the new Shipping Tags Frame Stamp


Instructions: 
Stamp the shipping tags three times using black ink.  Cut the three layers of the tags out. Ink up the bicycle image from the Enjoy Life set and leave face up. Place top tag onto image to center bicycle in the tag.  Use scrap paper layer over stamp with tag on top and cover then rub on image from inked up stamp.  This allows you to keep your hands ink free and get a crisp image and position it! 
 
Stamp on the second and third tag bits of the stone from the same image along the edge that will be peeking out.  Distress edges of each tag and then tape them together into position. Punch hole and attach twine and charm.
 
Stamp two background panels using the Stone Background in black ink. Wait for the ink to dry and add a white coat of paint. Water the paint down to create a whitewash effect which softens the background.
 
Stamp Enjoy from Enjoy life. Cut out sentiment. Distress edges. Pop dot tags and place sentiment behind them and attach to panel. Layer with black cardstock and place on stone background on black card base.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Shipping Tags Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Stone Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Enjoy Life Rubber Stamp Set
Twine
Charm
White paint

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Embossed Happy Birthday Card

Darkroom Door - Saturday, July 25, 2015
Hello there, Joy here today bringing you another card creation, this time using two lovely Background Stamps which happen to be from the latest collection, Clocks and Herringbone.


I chose to add only parts of the background stamps on my card, the background feature was the Herringbone, that I embossed on white card stock with white embossing powder, then adding some soft blending with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, splashing this surface with some water droplets.

Setting that aside to work on the rest of the card, I then took some vellum and stamped out the Clock background stamp with Versamark ink, also embossing this with white embossing powder, die cutting a circle feature and setting aside..

To add more colour to the card, I took out the Butterflies stamp set, stamped out a butterfly also with Versamark Ink and embossing with white embossing powder onto water colour paper, colouring the butterfly with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, cutting out with a pair of scissors..

Time to assemble the card, adding teeny tiny pieces of foam mounting tape to the vellum, making sure to add to the under side where the embossing lied as so it would not be seen from the front, the circle was mounted so that some of the vellum hung off the side of the card stock.

Stamping out a sentiment from the Happy Birthday stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and trimming one end into a flag, adding this to the card along with the butterfly and finishing off the card with a scattering of sequins completed a cheerful birthday card.


Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Herringbone Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Clocks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Pumice Stone
White Embossing Powder
Vellum
Versamark Ink Pad
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Zig Markers
Sequins

I hope that you enjoyed seeing this creation today and that it inspires you to use your background stamps in different ways.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Dream Catchers Rubber Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 24, 2015
Hi there! We have four great projects to share with you today using the Dream Catchers Rubber Stamp Set

First card was created by Rachel Greig:


Instructions:
Stamp Dream Catcher and sentiment onto lilac cardstock using Pearlescent Purple Brilliance ink pad. Distress edges with paper distresser. Adhere to purple cardstock and distress edges with paper distresser. Adhere sentiment to bottom of dream catcher. Adhere entire stamped panel to folded dark purple card. Add small drops of Frosted Lace Stickles to stamped dream catcher to make it look like it has some beads, and allow to dry. 

Robyn Wood has created two fabulous cards to share with us: 


Instructions:
Stamp a Dream Catcher image onto pale blue cardstock using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Over-stamp the image with a feather from the Feathers set using Versamark clear ink. Brush lightly with Pearl Ex to reveal the image of the feather. Remove any excess Pearl Ex using the brush or a tissue. Heat the image to remelt the clear embossing powder which will incorporate any powder sitting on top of the embossed areas and give an extra shimmer to parts of the image. Stamp wording from the set using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Trim out the phrase and attach to over the dream catcher. Assemble card using a black layer and brads.


Instructions:
Stamp Dream Catcher image onto white cardstock using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.  Layer with light teal cardstock and attach to dark teal card front. Glue a few seed beads over the Dream Catcher to give a scattered bead effect. Stamp wording onto white cardstock using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Layer with dark teal cardstock and attach to card front with foam tape.

Belinda Spencer has created this beautiful card:


Instructions:
1. Spritz some water onto a piece of watercolour paper cut to size. I used the reverse side of the watercolour paper as it is smoother than the front.
2. Spray on some Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Ink Spray. Spray on a little more water. Blot with a paper towel. Flick a little more water over the top using your fingertips. Dry with a heat gun.
3. Apply the Dream Catcher stamp using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Dry with a heat gun.
4. Using Peacock Feathers Tim Holtz Distress Ink, apply a paint splat from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set multiple times around the feathers of the dream catcher.
5. Distress the edges of this piece and ink with Peacock Feathers. Stick onto a piece of kraft cardstock and distress the edges again.
6. Cut a piece of blue cardstock and apply the Splatter Background Stamp over the top using the Jet Black ink. Distress the edges. Ink with Peacock Feathers and stick down on a kraft cardstock base. Layer the other pieces on top.
7. Stamp three feathers from the Feathers Rubber Stamp Set onto Ranger Shrink Plastic using Jet Black Staz On ink. Allow to dry completely. Cut out the feathers and apply heat with a heat gun until they have shrunk. Take care not to let them curl up too much as they shrink.
8. Glue onto the card and add a metal charm on top.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Dream Catchers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Feathers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Splatter Background Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray: Vibrant Turquoise
Ranger Shrink Plastic
Ranger Watercolour Paper
Ranger Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon
Ranger Stickles: Frosted Lace 
Tonic Paper Distresser
Brilliance Ink: Pearlescent Purple, Graphite Black
Versamark clear ink
Clear embossing powder
Pearl Ex – Antique Copper
 
Have a great day!