Paris Filmstrip Projects

Darkroom Door - Sunday, February 17, 2019

Hello stampers, it’s Robyn Wood with you today sharing some projects using the new Paris Filmstrip stamp. It is wonderful to see Filmstrip images return to the Darkroom Door product range, the card strips were always among my favourites and I love seeing them in stamps. Let me show you some ideas for using the Paris Filmstrip:



The Paris Filmstrip makes for a striking card if stamped simply in black and left uncoloured.

Instructions:
1. Stamp Paris Filmstrip onto white card using black Archival ink. Trim closely around the whole stamp, leaving images intact.
2. Stamp a panel of red cardstock all over with the French script from the Tour Eiffel stamp set using black Archival ink.
3. Add a line of faux stitching around the edge of the red panel using a fine, black pen.
4.  Layer the right side of the panel with a small doyley and tie with ribbon.
5. Attach Paris Filmstrip image over the doyley/ribbon – arrange at slight angle. Trim off the parts of the image which overhang the red card. Attach to white card base.
6. Stamp Je t’aime from the same set onto white card using black Archival ink. Trim closely and layer with red card. Attach to card using foam tape and embellish with small, white pearls.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paris Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Tour Eiffel Stamp Set
Archival ink: Jet Black


Don’t forget that the Paris Filmstrip images are awesome to use on their own, trimmed of the filmstrip framing and this card is one idea for you to try.

Instructions:
1. Stamp a panel of kraft cardstock randomly with the French Texture stamp using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Sponge edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. 
2. Stamp Paris Filmstrip onto white card using black Archival ink and cut images apart. 
3. Give stamped images some colour by sponging with Distress Inks and layer with black cardstock.
4. Colour a small piece of cheesecloth using Distress Inks then attach to bottom section of kraft panel.
5. Add a strip of torn black cardstock over the cheesecloth then arrange layered images in a group. Tie a length of black ribbon across the kraft panel so it sits just over the bottoms of the images. Attach panel to black card base.
6. Stamp Happy Birthday greeting onto white card using black Archival ink and trim closely. Layer with black cardstock and add to cardfront to finish.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paris Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Tour Eiffel Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain


Decorated tags make great embellishments for journal pages & handy to add to a travel diary. The Paris Filmstrip image easily cuts apart giving you little postcard type images that hit the high points of a visit to Paris.

Instructions:
1. Add some colour to a manilla tag using Distress Oxide inks.  Start by smooshing some inks onto a non-stick craft mat, spritz with a little water and drag the tag through the ink until you are happy with the effect. 
2. Stencil parts of the tag using the Diamonds stencil and white gesso.
3. Stamp the tag with the Paris definition and lights from the Tour Eiffel stamp set using black Archival ink.
4. Stamp the small Eiffel Tower and street sign from the same set onto cardstock using black Archival ink. 
5. Stamp Paris Filmstrip onto white card using black Archival ink and cut images apart.
6. Give stamped images some colour by sponging with Distress Inks. Distress edges lightly and sponge with brown Distress ink.
7. Layered stamped images onto tag, set the Filmstrips images at slight angles for interest.
8. Add a round paperclip over the Paris definition. Add some ribbon to the top of the tag and attach street sign using a Tim Holtz Trinket Pin.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paris Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Tour Eiffel Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Diamonds
Dina Wakley Gesso - white
Distress Oxide ink: Frayed Burlap, Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood
Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Old Paper, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass

I hope you have enjoyed learning how these projects came together!

Until next time, 
Robyn

Bottles Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hello Stampers, it is Godelieve Tijskens today, sharing some ideas with the fabulous new Bottles stamp set.

First I have created an art journal page with the complete set: 



Before I cut a set of new rubber stamps, I like to stamp the whole sheet a few times.


A sheet fits perfectly on a page in one of my journals.  I stamped the bottles with Versamark ink and heat embossed  with white embossing powder.

Next I used stamps from the Grunge Marks and Wings set to stamp and heat emboss onto the bottles. 


Using an ink blending tool and Dylusions paints I colored the pages.  I used a paper towel to remove the paint from the embossed parts immediately, to keep the embossing white.

Garden Patina Archival ink was used to stamp the Grid Texture stamp and the butterflies.


To add a lighter touch to the bottles I used a white Distress Crayon.


Shadow around and below the bottles was done with a Distress Crayon and a grey pencil.

From an early Darkroom Door stamp set, Ornate Elements, I used the numbers, stamped onto white cardstock with black Archival ink, cut out and glued in place.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets:  Bottles, Grunge Marks, Wings, Ornate Elements
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Grid
Archival Inkpads: Garden Patina, Jet Black
Versamark Inkpad
WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White
Dylusions Paints: Mushy Peas, Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise

Distress Crayons: Picket Fence, Peeled Paint

Pencil
Strathmore Visual Journal

Darkroom Door has lots of beautiful flower stamps.  On this card I used a favourite tulip stamp, also from an early Darkroom Door set, to put in a bottle.


Black Archival ink was used to stamp the bottle and tulip onto watercolor paper. 

Two more tulips were stamped on another piece of watercolor paper to cut out later.


I watercolored the flowers and bottle with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks by taking pigment from the sticks with a wet brush.


I covered the bottle and tulip with a mask to stamp the Spanish Tiles background with Distress Oxide Pumice Stone.  

I removed the mask from the stamped bottle, and because I used a Misti, I was able to restamp the Spanish Tiles in exactly the same place, to get a subtle impression 'behind' the glass.

The card was finished off with the 2 cut out tulips, and by adding words from the Thank You Sentiment Stamps.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Bottles, Full Bloom Vol 1
Darkroom Door Sentiment Stamps: Thank You

Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Spanish Tiles

Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Distress Oxide Inkpad: Pumice Stone
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks

On my next card I wanted to create ceramic vases instead of glass bottles.


First I made a colorful background to stamp the bottles on.

I used Distress Oxide inkpads, pressed them onto my Tim Holtz glass media mat, sprayed water and put the watercolor paper in the puddle to pick up the ink. I repeated this a few times, drying the ink inbetween layers.

To stamp the bottles I used Thistle Archival Ink.


After I had cut out the bottles I used stamps from the Foliage set to decorate the bottles.

At the bottom of a landscape folded card I glued a strip of cardstock in a coordinating color and arranged the bottles on the card.

I added a saying from the Thank You stamp set, also stamped with Thistle Archival ink.

A white gelpen was used on the berries.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Bottles, Foliage, Thank You
Distress Oxide Inkpads: Carved Pumpkin, Broken China, Seedless Preserves
Archival Inkpad: Thistle
White Gel Pen Signo

I hope I inspired you with my projects.

Thank you for visiting the blog today.

Godelieve

Classic Cars Vol 2 Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Hi from Texas! Connie Mercer here, to share with you some guy cards and a journal page using the new Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set!  This is great for creating cards for the men in your life. They all love cars and especially fast ones. This set also goes great with Classic Cars Vol.1. You will want both sets for sure. They compliment each other so well.
 



Instructions:
1. Start with a grey piece of cardstock for your card front.  
2. Stamp the Grid Background Stamp on the grey cardstock with Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot).
3. Using a spray bottle of water mist the front of the card. The ink will oxidize and create a distressed look. Dab off extra water. Dry with heat tool.
4. Stamp the car (front side view) stamp on card front.
5. Stamp numbers (from Vintage Office) in left top corner of card with Black ink.
6  Stamp the car (side view) on grey cardstock with black ink.
7. Trim out three sides and gently tear off bottom side.
8. Mat on beige cardstock. Repeat the tearing technique on the beige cardstock also.
9. Adhere to card front.
10. Mat the card front on beige cardstock and then black cardstock.
11. Then add to a folded white card base.
12. Speckle card front with white ink.
13. Stamp sentiment on beige card stock and trim out.
14. Shade with black ink and add to card front.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Office Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grid Background Stamp
Cardsock: Letter It by Ranger
Distress Oxide Ink Pad: Black Soot
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Dylusions ink Spray: White Linen 


Instructions:
1. Using the Torn Text Background Stamp and grey cardstock, stamp the image on the cardstock with black ink.
2. Using the Large Mesh Stencil apply in random spots, on the card front, using black ink.
3. Do the same thing with the Large stars stencil, random spots on the card front with black ink.
4. Stamp the car on a smaller piece of grey cardstock and apply the Large Mesh stencil in random spots with black ink.
5. Matt the smaller piece on black cardstock.
6..Adhere to the card front.
7. Stamp sentiment with black ink on white cardstock and trim out.
8. Shade with black ink and adhere to card front with dimensional foam squares.
9. Speckle with white ink.
10. Add card front to a folded white card base.
11. Add three rhinestones to each star on the front of the card.

Products used:
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Large Mesh stencil
Darkroom Door Large Starry Night Stencil
Cardstock: Letter It by Ranger
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Dylusions Ink Spray: White Linen 
Other: black rhinestones


Instructions:
1. Using the Sunshine Background Stamp with grey cardstock, stamp the image using black ink.
2. Adhere a tag to the center of the card front.
3. Stamp the front facing car on white cardstock. Colour in the head lights to match colour of trim on the tag. I used watercolors to achieve this look.
4. Trim out to a rectangle shape.
5. Adhere to card front. Centre the rectangle over the tag.
6. Using the Large Mesh stencil apply random spots on card front.  
7. Add circle sticker (had in my stash).  Mat the card front to beige cardstock and then again on black cardstock.
8. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock with black ink.
9. Trim apart and shade each section with black ink.
10. Add to card front using dimensional foam squares.
11. Speckle with white ink.
12. Adhere to folded white card base.


Products used:
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Sunshine Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Archiva Ink: Jet Black
Dylusions Ink Spray: White Linen 
Cardsock: Letter It by Ranger


Instructions:
1. Create a background using layers and layers of random colors of acrylic paint. Mine started out as a page that I had cleaned the roller from the Gel-Press on.  It has hints of pink and purple under the green and yellow tones. I dulled that with the black paint.  
2. Add texture to the pages with stencils and modeling paste. The white modeling paste applied over paint kinda of takes on the colors of the paint and I lost the look I was going after.
3. So I re-applied the stencil using acrylic paint.  The paint stayed white and I loved it on the black painted spots on the pages. 
4. The sides of the pages were stamped with Stitched Borders set, giving the look that the pages were stitched with a sewing machine.
5. The center was created by stamping the car images on vintage dictionary paper with black ink. When the journal was closed the center paper tore apart. 
6. Stickers were added and stamped with StazonOn black ink. (The stickers have a shiny surface and I wanted to make sure the text was not going to smear.)
7. Add speckles with black ink over the vintage dictionary paper.
8. Shading was added to the center, where the paper tore.
9. Vintage photo corners were added to the vintage dictionary paper.

Products used:
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol 1 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Office Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Archival Ink: Jet Black
StazOn Ink: Black
Paint: DecoArt
stickers

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie 

January 2019 New Release Stamps & Stencils

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, January 15, 2019
We'd like to introduce NEW Stamps & New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist!  









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Square Stencil Set Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, December 31, 2018

Hi folks! Teresa here, and I have some cards I have created using the new Square Stencil set.

We are well and truly in the grips of the 'silly season' so it's wonderful to come across a product that is practical, time saving and easy to use. I have used the stencil part of the set to create a focal point for a couple of different images and sentiments, and then I have used it to create a colour blocking background. 

Here's how I made these samples:



1. Holding the stencil down firmly, sponge some Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink through it onto a 10 x 14.3 cm piece of white cardstock. While it is still in place, stamp the star cluster from the Christmas Reindeer set repeatedly using the same ink.
2. Remove the stencil, dry the ink with a heat gun, apply an antistatic pad over the area then stamp the word 'cheer' using the same ink. (Distress Oxide stays wet and embosses beautifully!). Sprinkle copper embossing powder over the word and melt with a heat gun.
3. Stamp the bauble and emboss again with copper embossing powder, then fussy cut. Sponge Pumice Stone and Tattered Rose Distress inks over the bauble and tie a silver twine bow at the top. Use foam tape to adhere to the card front.
4. Adhere the card front to a folded white card, then embellish with clear diamentes.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil - Square set
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Season's Greetings Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Fine Baubles Rubber Stamps
Distress Oxide ink: Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose
Ranger Copper embossing powder
Silver twine
Clear adhesive diamentes


1. Holding the stencil down firmly, sponge some Tea Dye Distress Oxide ink through it onto a 10 x 14.3 cm piece of white card. While it is still in place, sponge just the edges with some Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink.
2. Remove the stencil and spatter some water droplets over the inked area. Allow to sit for a few seconds then blot with a tissue.
3. Stamp the daisy from the Viva la Flora Vol 2 set using black Archival ink. 
4. Add a Tim Holtz Big Chat sticker and a diamente, then adhere this over some woodgrain patterned paper using foam tape. Adhere to the front of a folded white card.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil - Square set
Darkroom Door Viva la Flora Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Distress Oxide ink: Tea Dye, Hickory Smoke
Archival Jet Black ink
Tim Holtz Big Chat sticker
Clear adhesive diamente
Kaisercraft Woodgrain patterned paper


1. Holding the stencil down firmly, sponge Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink to create some solid blocks of colour.  Dry the ink well with a heat gun and wipe the stencil clean.
2. Repeat the process with Festive Berries and Mermaid Lagoon ink, overlapping some of the sqaures and leaving some areas white.
3. Trim this piece down to 10 x 14.3 cm, then stamp 2019 using the Big Numbers stamp set using black Archival ink.
4. Stamp the sentiment using the stamp from the All Occcasions set using Distress Embossing ink, and sprinkle with white embossing powder. Melt with a heat gun, trim to size and adhere to card front using foam tape.
5. Apply small pieces of striped washi tape then adhere card front to a folded white card using foam tape.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil - Square set
Darkroom Door Big Numbers Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber stamps
Distress Oxide ink: Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, Mermaid Lagoon
Archival ink: Jet Black
Distress Embossing Ink
Ranger Fine Detail White embossing powder
Striped washi tape

Thanks for joining us! I hope you have gleaned some ideas to use with the Square stencil set. I look forward to exploring the options with the template part of the set - the square from the centre - to create frames and outlines on some future projects.

Season's greetings and Happy New Year!

Teresa

Watercoloured Yuletide Greetings

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Hi there! It’s Autumn Clark here today to share two Christmas cards using the Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set and Spanish Tiles Background Stamp



These cards were inspired by meditative coloring. Using a variety of embossing powders and Distress Inks can yield numerous color combinations for your own card creations. 



Instructions:
1. Emboss the Spanish Tile Background Stamp in red and white embossing powder on two separate panels. 
2. Color the patterns with Fired Brick and Pine Needles Distress Inks using a water brush. Tip: Use the lighter color (red) first then work darker. 
3. Stamp sentiments from the Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set into die cut panels in coordinating inks. 
4. Sponge die cut holly and berries with coordinating inks and layer as shown. 


These traditional colors put me in the festive spirit, but switching up the color palette and embellishments will help you customize your creations. I’m sure you will find coloring your Spanish Tile Background Stamp therapeutic and the result will be beautiful!


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Spanish Tiles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set
Embossing Powder: White & Red
Distress Inks: Fired Brisk, Pine Needles

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Autumn Clark

A Thousand Miles Quote Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, December 10, 2018

Hi! Suzz Czosek here to share a few projects using the brand new Quote Stamp A Thousand Miles. I thought what a lovely inspirational quote for someone who is starting out on something new that might be challenging. Here’s what I have created: 



Instructions: 
1. Lay the small Sunshine Stencil over white cardstock. Sponge Yellow dye ink around the small circle on the stencil.  
2. Sponge orange dye ink around the yellow dye ink, slightly overlapping. Then sponge purple dye ink around the orange dye ink, slightly overlapping. 
3. Blend the overlaps with the lighter colored dye ink.  (example: blend between the purple and orange with the orange ink)
4. Cut the sponged background to fit front of card. 
5. Stamp the A Thousand Miles Quote using black archival ink on right side. 
6..Stamp VW Beetle Photo Stamp using black archival ink on white cardstock. 
7. Color beetle with dye inks and waterbrush. Let dry. 
8. Cut out beetle and adhere to background with foam dots. 
9. Mount inky background to cardbase. 
10. Rub on sentiments along rays of sunshine. 

Supplies used:  
Darkroom Door Sunshine Small Stencil 
Darkroom Door A Thousand Miles Quote Stamp 
Darkroom Door VW Beetle Photo Stamp
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Seedless Preservers
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Idea-ology Tim Holtz Remnant Rub-ons

After I created my beetle card I was still thinking of sunshine and bright colors and decided to use the pretty Eclectic daisy stamp to create an ombre card. 


Instructions: 
1. Ink up a mat with yellow dye ink. Spritz with water. 
2. Dab cardstock onto inky mat and pick up color onto background. Let dry.
3. Ink up A Thousand miles with yellow dye ink on the top third of the stamp. Ink up the middle of the stamp with orange dye ink and the bottom of the stamp with red dye ink. 
4. Spritz the inky stamp with a mist of water and stamp the sentiment in the middle of the inky background. 
5. Ink up the center of the daisy flower stamp with yellow dye ink, the middle with orange dye ink and the edges of the daisy stamp with red dye ink. 
6. Mist the daisy stamp and stamp randomly around the sentiment. 
7. Repeat inking and stamping the daisy around the sentiments. 
8. Cut card front from stamped sentiment and flowers. (I cut mine to a long and narrow card size) 
9. Stamp and cut a second set of flowers to add layers to the original images on the card front. 
10. Attach second layers of flowers to card front. 
11. Add bead centers to flowers with glue and randomly sprinkle glue and beads to front of card. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door A Thousand Miles Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Daisy Eclectic Stamp
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Candied Apple
Seed Beads

After I finished my two cards I made a sweet layout with a photo of my daughter. 


Instructions:
1. Apply crackle paste using the Small Stars Stencil randomly across background. Let dry.  
2. Splatter a mix of olive green and brown sprays across the background. 
3. Stamp sentiment in bottom right of layout. (I heat embossed the sentiment with brown embossing powder) 
4. Stamp Journey Wordblock stamp using brown archival ink on tissue paper.  
5. Stamp Butterfly stamp with brown ink onto white cardstock. Repeat. 
6. Heat emboss stamped image with brown embossing powder. 
7. Cut out butterflies. 
8. Stamp Journey Wordblock Stamp with brown ink on white cardstock. Cut out words for center of butterflies.  
9. Assemble layout with butterflies, photo, tissue paper, and twine. 

Supplies used:  
Darkroom Door A Thousand Miles Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Starry Night Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Journey Wordblock Stamp
Tattered Angels Olive Vine
Ranger Distress Ink Spray: Ground Espresso
Archival Ink: Potting Soil
Brown Embossing Powder
Crackle Paste

The beautiful quote stamps are always a wonderful focal point or addition to any card, art journal or layout. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

Reflection Stamping With Stencils

Darkroom Door - Sunday, December 09, 2018

Hi there! Miss Jane here, today I’m sharing a reflection stamping tutorial using the new small Rectangle Stencil Set with the Nature Walk Stamp Set. Creating this card and getting a perfect reflection was a breeze thanks to the rectangle frame stencil. I also used the inner piece as a stamp to get the reflective image, I loved how sturdy it was to use too!



Steps:


1. Place the rectangle frame stencil in the top section of white card, sponge Distress Oxide salty ocean ink at the top and Distress Oxide lucky clover ink at the bottom, blending them together in the centre.


2. Dab a wet paintbrush over a few areas in the top portion, let it sit for a few seconds then dab the water off using a clean cloth. This removes the top layer of the sponged ink to create clouds.



3. Remove the rectangle frame stencil and secure it below the sponged area so it slightly overlaps the bottom of the sponged area. Sponge Distress Oxide blueprint sketch ink in the top 1/3rd section then fill in the remaining area using the Distress Oxide salty ocean ink.


4. Dab a wet paintbrush over a few areas in the top portion, let it sit for a few seconds then dab the water off using a clean cloth. Try to match up the areas from the top portion, to give the illusion that the clouds are reflecting on the water.


5. Place the rectangle frame stencil over the top area and stamp the Nature Walk field of flowers at the bottom using Distress Oxide black soot ink, sponge along the bottom with the same ink to fill in any gaps.



6. Position the rectangle frame stencil over the bottom section. Stamp the field of flowers image directly on the inner rectangle stencil using Memento tuxedo ink, flip it over and place it at the top of the bottom sponged area in alignment with the top stamped image to create the reflection. Press all over the inked inner rectangle piece to transfer the ink.


7. Sponge the centre with more black ink if needed. 


8. Draw a few lines just below the centre to look like water ripples using a white pencil. Stamp a Nature Walk sentiment in bottom right-hand corner using black ink.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Rectangle Stencil Set
Darkroom Door Nature Walk Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Black Soot, Lucky Clover, Blueprint Sketch 
Ink Blending Tool & Foam
Paint Brush 
White Pencil 

Have a go and see what reflections you can come up with.

Happy creating!
Miss Jane

Days Count Quote Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some cards featuring the brand new Days Count Quote Stamp. I created two backgrounds using one of my favourite techniques: building layers with paint. Thanks to the bold font style of the quote stamp it was perfectly possible to stamp it on top of those rather busy backgrounds. 



Instructions:
1. Cut a card panel out of a sheet of mixed media paper. 


2. In order to add interest to the background start by stamping the rose from the Bright Blossoms Vol 2 stamp set using blushing and fuchsia paint. 

3. Paint the rest of the background by applying blushing, lemon, cheddar, blue and grey paint with a flat brush.

4. Stamp script randomly with the Inky Script Background Stamp using Stazon Ink Teal Blue.

5. Stamp two white spirals with a stamp from the Grunge Marks set using white paint.

6. Stamps letters (D-A-Y-S) randomly using stamps from the Scratched Alphabet stamp set and lemon paint.

7. Stamp the quote on top of the painted background with Archival Ink Jet Black. For a crisp outcome use a stamping platform.

8. Fold a tab from a torn strip of fabric and glue in place.

9. Adhere the panel to a top fold card.


Instructions

1. Cut a card panel out of a sheet of mixed media paper.

2. Mix white paint with a small amount of black paint to create shades of grey. Apply grey and white paint to the background randomly. 

3. Paint color blocks freehand with pink, blushing and grey paint using a flat brush. 

4. Stamp with the Grid Texture Stamp randomly using Archival Ink Watering Can.

5. Stamp marks with various stamps from the Grunge Marks stamp set using white paint, Archival Ink Jet Black & Watering Can

6. Stamp the quote on top of the painted background with Archival Ink Jet Black.

7. Add accents with a white Sharpie.

8. Adhere the panel to a top fold card.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Days Count Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Scratched Alphabet Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Inky Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black & Watering Can
Stazon Ink: Teal Blue
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Blushing, White, Cheddar, Lemon, Fuchsia
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Blah Mange
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Carbon Black, Manganese Blue Hue, Paynes Gray
White Sharpie

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Pinstripe Background Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, December 03, 2018

Hi there, it’s Rachel Greig here today to share some ideas using the Pinstripe Background Stamp. This is a very delicate stamp design that can be used in a number of different ways. Here’s a few ideas: 


For this card I wanted a hint of sparkle and glitter, so I stamped the Pinstripe Background Stamp with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. It just gives a nice hint of glitter without being too dominant for the card. The sentiment is from the Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set, stamped onto Kraft card stock with Vermillion Archival Ink. A couple of grunge board stars covered in Brilliance Gold ink finish it off! 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Pinstripe Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set
Distress Embossing Ink 
Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder 
Archival Ink: Vermillion 
Kraft & Red Cardstock
Brilliance Gold Ink Pad 

Another way to use the Pinstripe Background is for journaling: 


I’ve stamped the Pinstripe Background onto the right hand side page using Archival Jet Black ink to use as journaling lines to write onto. Makes it so easy to journal! The size of the lines are the same as the lines you’ll find in composition notebooks. So now you can create your own notebooks and journaling spaces in your journals! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Pinstripe Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Inky Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterfly Script Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Botanical Script Stamp Set

Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Distress Markers 
Distress Crayons 
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo 

This next card shows how you can create a rainbow background using an embossing resist technique: 



You can read the full instructions for this card here https://www.darkroomdoor.com/blog/4-ways-with-quote-stamps. I’ve also  filmed a video to show you how it can be created using the Pinstripe Background Stamp. Watch here: 


The Pinstripe Background is one of those staple backgrounds that is useful for so many projects, I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Rachel