Friends Leaves Border Stamp Layout

Darkroom Door - Friday, March 22, 2019

Hello Darkroom Door fans! 

It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a layout featuring the fabulous new Leaves Border Stamp. This is just the most gorgeous stamp for adding wonderful detail to layouts, cards, art journal pages and more. Here I have incorporated the stamped image on a simple layout using a watercolour look effect.



Instructions:

1. Crop a piece of green cardstock or patterned paper to 8½” x 11¾” to form the base of the layout.

2. Crop a piece of smooth white cardstock to 8¼” x 11½”. Stick down on the green base. 

3. Colour the Leaves Border Stamp with Faber-Castell Big Brush Stamper Pens. Use a different colour for each type of leaf. Here I have used Cobalt Green, Permanent Olive green and May Green. Spritz the stamp with water and stamp across the page slightly above the halfway mark.

4. Scribble the same pens onto an acrylic block and use a soft, wet paintbrush to flick the colours over the layout. Set aside to dry completely.

5. Stamp the Filmstrip Stamp onto an extra piece of smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Cut out this element including the centre pieces and stick down on the page.


6. Add some messy embroidery thread across the layout securing with staples. Use the same pens as in step 3 to colour the matching leaf stamps from the Leaves Rubber Stamp Set. Spritz with water and stamp on the extra white cardstock. Allow to dry before fussy cutting each leaf. Staple the leaves together at the base. Add the leaves and photo to the layout.


7. Stamp some stars from the Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set onto the white cardstock using two of the green pens. Also stamp the Friends Quote Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink. Fussy cut the stars and title. Add to the layout.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Leaves Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Friends Quote Stamp
Archival Ink Jet Black
Faber-Castell Big Brush Stamper Pens: 156 Cobalt Green, 167 Permanent Green Olive, 170 May Green

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Cards using the Carved Leaves Small Stencil

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hi, Connie Mercer here today, sharing some ideas for creating with the Small Carved Leaves stencil. It is a beautiful stencil and just the right size for cards! Here’s 4 card ideas for you: 



Instructions:
Creating the background for the card:
1. Lay the stencil over the cardstock and lightly add colour. I used Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. 
2. Stencil with the Large Mesh stencil in random spots using Archival Jet Black ink. Again lightly.
3. Using the small circle stencil, tape down (off centre) and stencil in 3 shades of colour. I used Brushed Corduroy, Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
4. Adhere the background to coordinating cardstock with dimensional foam squares. Then adhere to a folded card base.
5. Stencil 3 or 4 leaves using the same inks listed above. Shading lightly with the 3 colours of ink.
6. Trim them out. 
 

7. Stamp two leaves, from the Carved Leaves Vol. 2 set, using the same inks, as above.  Dab a little colour, of each shade, and then stamp on off white cardstock. Trim out.
8. Start building your focal point to the side of the stenciled circle.
9. Adhere the leaves, one flat and one with dimensional foam squares.
10. Adhere small pieces of ribbon and buttons.
11. Stamp the sentiment on off white cardstock using black ink.
12. Trim out in a rectangle and mat on coordinating cardstock.
13. Adhere to the center of the ribbons.
14. Add vintage corner to right top corner.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Carved Leaves Stencil
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Darkroom Door Small Circle Stencil
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiments Stamp 
Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint.
Distress Mixed Media heavy stock
vintage corners, buttons, ribbon trim.


Instructions:
1. Tape down (use washi or painters tape) the stencil over the cardstock and spray with Tea Dye Distress Spray Stain.
2. Let it dry a few minutes and then remove the stencil. Take the stencil and turn it over on a journal page (so nothing goes to waste). Makes for cool a design on a journal page.
3. Take Distress Oxides (3 colors, listed below) and dab the card front in the mixture. Dab off and heat set with a heat tool. Keep going to get the desired look for the card background.
4. Mount the card front on coordinating cardstock using dimensional foam squares.
5. Adhere to a folded card base.
6. Stamp the sentiments on off white cardstock and trim out in a rectangle. I used Archival Sepia Ink for this. 
7. Mat rectangle sentiment on brown cardstock and trim out.
8. Stamp succulent on off white cardstock with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide. Trim out succulent image. 
9. Add ribbon trim to the front, breaking up the background.
10. Add the succulent and a button in the center.
11. Splat with Distress Spray Stain.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Carved Leaves Stencil
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiments Stamp 
Darkroom Door Succulents Stamp Set
Distress Oxides Inks: Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint.
Distress Spray Stain: Tea Dye
Archival Ink: Sepia
Distress Mixed Media heavy stock
ribbon, buttons


Instructions:
1. Shade an oblong shape of cardstock (Kraft) and adhere it to a folded card base.
2. Take a piece of corrugated cardstock and tear off until you get an oblong shape, that fits nicely in the center of the card front. 
3. Using two leaves, from the previous card, adhere them to the corrugated piece of cardstock. 
4. Adhere on flat and one with dimensional foam squares. 
5. Wrap twine or natural jute around the corrugated cardstock, several times, and then tie off in a bow.
6.  Adhere corrugated cardstock to card front.
7. Stamp the sentiment on off white cardstock with Archival/jet black ink.
8. Trim out in a rectangle and mat on coordinating cardstock.
9. Adhere to the card front.
10. Speckle with black ink or paint.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Carved Leaves Stencil 
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiments Stamp
Distress ink: Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Paint: DecoArt: carbon black
Distress Mixed Media heavy stock
cardstock: Kraft
twine or jute


Instructions:
1. Using Distress Mixed Media heavy stock, lay the small Carved Leaves stencil on top and tape down (with washi or painters tape).
2. With a pallet knife apply Wendy Vecchi embossing paste to the stencil.
3. Scrap off leaving a smooth finish.
4. Remove stencil and clean with water. Set aside to dry.
5. Using a heat tool apply heat to the embossed leaf images.
6. When the embossing paste has changed colour and is set, mat the card front on coordinating cardstock, with dimensional foam squares.
7. Wrap black twine around the embossed card front and tie off.
8. Adhere to folded card base.
9. Stamp sentiments and trim out to a rectangle. Stamp two sentiment that read nice together.
10. Add vintage corners to each sentiment.
11. Adhere to card front.
12. Add buttons.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Carved Leaves Stencil
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiments Stamp 
Embossing paste: Wendy Vecchi pastel metallic gold
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Mixed Media heavy stock
cardstock: off white, black
vintage corners, buttons, twine or jute

I hope you have enjoyed these ideas! Thanks for stopping by!

Connie

Quick Stamped & Stenciled Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, March 18, 2019

Hi there, it’s Rachel Greig here with you today to share some cards using the latest stamp and stencil release! It’s fun to see how the different stamps and stencils can be used together. Here’s a look at the cards: 



I started by stamping the Portrait Inchies Stamp Set onto Mixed Media Cardstock using Archival Plum Ink, then shaded around the edges slightly using an ink blending tool with the same ink. I then stamped the Friendship Sentiments Stamp onto Mixed Media Cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink and trimmed out a few sentiments individually to use on the card. That’s one thing I love about the Sentiments Stamps, they can be so versatile this way! I sponged Archival Plum ink around the edges of each sentiment to make to blend in with the background and adhered them to the card using foam adhesive. Mount the stamped panel to plum yardstick and wrap some twine around the base. Adhere to a folded Kraft card base to complete. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Portrait Inchies Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Friendship Sentiments Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Plum 
Mini Ink Blending Tool 


The Tall Flowers Stamp Set is perfect for using with a watercolouring technique! I inked the stamp with Sunflower, Poppy and Red Geranium Make Art Ink Pads for the petals and Fern Green Make Art Ink Pad for the stem, then misted the stamp lightly with water before stamping it onto watercolour card stock. If you’d like to blend the inks even further, use a water brush to blend and move the inks around on the card stock until you achieve the watercolour effect you desire. Repeat this using different stamps from the Tall Flowers Stamp Set until you have created a little garden of flowers. Stamp the long Happy Birthday sentiment from the same stamp set onto light green card stock and trim to fit on the left side of the flowers. Distress all the edges with a paper distresser. Mount onto dark green card stock and distress the edges, before wrapping twine around the bottom. Adhere to a folded Kraft card base to complete. 



While I had the inks out from the last card, I created a similar designed card using the small Carved Leaves Stencil with the same Sunflower, Poppy and Reg Geranium inks. First I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Tall Flowers Stamp set down the left side of the cardstock and masked off the sentiment before sponging ink through the stencil on the right side of the sentiment. I alternated the leaves and ink colours to create a collection of leaves. This stencil is very intricate, so be slow and gentle with your sponging to get the most accurate results. I also sponged a small strip of colour down the left side of the sentiment using Poppy ink pad, and masking off the sentiment. Adhere the finished panel onto black cardstock and wraps twine around the left side before adhering to a folded Kraft card base. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Tall Flowers Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Small Carved Leaves Stencil 
Make Art Inks: Sunflower, Poppy, Red Geranium, Fern Green 
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Water Spritzer Bottle 125ml 
Paper Distresser 



I stared this card by stamping the World Map Background Stamp onto beige card stock using Archival Jet Black ink. Using the small Sunshine stencil, I sponged Sunflower and Poppy Make Art Inks through the stencil to create a sun burst. Wrap a torn piece of material around the base to add some texture. Stamp a car from the Classic Cars Vol 2 stamp set onto hot press watercolour paper using Archival Jet Black ink and colour in the car using the Poppy and Red Geranium Make Art Ink Pads and a water brush. Use Pumice Stone Distress Ink for the tyres and metal areas. Trim out the car and adhere to the card using foam adhesive. Stamp the sentiment from the same stamp set and trim. Sponge Pumice Stone ink around the edges before adhering them to the card with foam adhesive. Adhere entire stamped panel to a folded black card to complete! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol 2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Small Sunshine Stencil 
Make Art Inks: Sunflower, Poppy, Red Geranium
Distress Ink: Pumice Stone 
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Paper Distresser 

These new stamps are available now from the Darkroom Door website or check out the store locator for a retailer near you. 

I hope you enjoyed these ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Rachel

Beauty Flower Bed Border Stamp Layout

Stewart Yule - Sunday, March 17, 2019

Hello Darkroom Door fans! 

It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a layout featuring the fabulous new Flower Bed Border Stamp. This is just the most gorgeous stamp for adding wonderful detail to layouts, cards, art journal pages and more. Here I have incorporated the stamped image as an anchor for my photo and fussy cut elements using a watercolour look effect.



Instructions:

1. Crop a piece of kraft cardstock or patterned paper to 8½” x 11¾” to form the base of the layout.

2. Crop a piece of smooth white cardstock to 8¼” x 11½”. Stick down on the kraft base. Spritz the page with water just in the main area of the layout where the photo and embellishments will sit. Spritz with a peach coloured spray mist. Flick some droplets of the colour over the top too. Set aside and allow to dry.

3. Select the spotty stamp from the Watery Washes Stamp Set and ink with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink. Apply the stamp to the layout in a few places. Next apply the same stamp using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

4. Colour the Flower Bed Border Stamp with Faber-Castell Big Brush Stamper Pens. Try using a different colour for each style of leave. Here I have used Deep Scarlet Red, Scarlet Red and Orange Glaze. Spritz with water and then stamp on an extra piece of smooth white cardstock. Allow the image to dry completely before fussy cutting. Stick down on the layout using a strip of double sided tape just down the centre of the piece.

5. Stamp various other leaves and flowers on the extra white cardstock using a combination of the Big Brush Stamper Pens and the Distress Inks. Ink the Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp using the Distress Inks, spritz with water and stamp on the extra cardstock. Allow all images to dry before fussy cutting. Add all of these elements along with the photo to the layout.

6. Stamp the Dreams Quote Stamp onto the extra cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Fussy cut the words and stick down on the layout replacing the word ‘Beauty’ with lettering.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Flower Bed Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Dreams Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Gardening Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon
Faber-Castell Big Brush Stamper Pens: 113 Orange Glaze, 118 Scarlet Red, 219 Deep Scarlet Red

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Stars Border Stamp Gift Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hello lovely people! Teresa Abajo here with a couple of ideas on how to use the awesome new Stars Border Stamp.

The Darkroom Door Border Stamps are just shy of a whopping 12 inches long! This allows for some flexibility with project choice - from cards, to layouts to even girft wrapping as I've done here:



Instructions:
1. Choose some plain gift wrapping paper and wrap it wround your gift to work out best position for the stamped image.
2. Stamp the image using Distress Embossing Ink, then emboss with Mixed Media powder.


3. Wrap the gift and tie with coordinating cord.

Supplies:
Darkroom Door Stars Border Stamp
Ranger Mixed Media Powder: Punch
Distress Embossing Ink
Kaft wrapping paper
Pink cord

Here's a matching card:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Star Border onto a 13.8 x 9.5 cm piece of kraft cardstock.
2. Emboss with Mixed Media Powder.
3. Stamp the Crackle Texture stamp onto white cardstock with pink ink, and the Mesh Texture stamp onto pink cardstock with Embossing Ink. Emboss with white embossing powder, then trim into strips.
4. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using pink ink, trim into a strip then adhere them to the bottom right of the card front. Add some stitching with black thread.
5. Mount the card front onto pink cardstock then onto a folded white card.
6. Embellish with pearls, diamentes and adhesive star gems.

Supplies:
Darkroom Door Stars Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Mesh Texture Stamps
Ranger Mixed Media Powder: Punch
Cardstock: kraft, white, pink
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Embossing Ink
A6 folded white card
Pearls, diamentes and adhesive star gems

The possibility of layering more stars onto this border was too tempting! Here's another card in a boyish colour scheme:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Stars Border stamp across a 13.8 x 9.5 cm piece of white card using black ink. Colour parts of it using your choice of media (I used Ecoline Brush Pens), and add ink spatter in coordinating colours.
2. Stamp a few extra stars from the Stars Stamp Set, colour these in too, then fussy cut.
3. Adhere the extra stars over the border image using foam mounting tape. Include pieces of blue thread under some of the elements.
4. Stamp the Happy Birthday Sentiment Strip stamp onto white cardstock using black ink. Cut one of the words out and adhere to card front using foam tape.
5. Mount the card front onto black cardstock, then adhere to a folded white card.
6. Embellish with star gems.


Supplies:
Darkroom Door Stars Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Stars Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiment Strip stamp
Ecoline markers
Archival Jet Black ink
Adhesive star gems
Cardstock - white, black
A6 folded white card

Thanks for stopping by lovely people! I hope you're inspired to add the Stars Border stamp to your next craft session.

Teresa

Diamonds Large Stencil Journal and Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hello stampers, it’s Robyn Wood with you today sharing some projects using the new Diamonds large stencil. The diamond is a common geometric shape used for stencils but this one has the unique twist of being a little grungy and imperfect. Let me show you some ideas for using the large Diamonds stencil:



Geometric style stencils such as the Diamonds stencil work beautifully to give pattern to the background of an art journal page. This time I have used it over a blue & yellow toned, pre-done page in a Dylusions Dyalog Insert Book.

Instructions:


1. Stencil randomly over page using large Diamonds stencil with Distress Inks and the ink blending tool. I wanted the stencilling to ‘pop’ so have gone for contrasting ink colours.
2. Add a touch of colour to parts of the page using a colour complimentary to the background, in this case I’ve used lime. 
3. Create a horizontal page element over the right-hand side using some printed papers. Give the element some definition with a black Stabilo pencil.
4. Use a flat, dry brush or the top of a Distress Paint dabber to add a border around the page in a colour complimentary to the background. I’ve used blue.
5. Stamp Film Frame stamp onto white card using black Archival ink. Trim closely around the whole stamp then tie the left side with twine.
6. Stamp various flowers from the Tropical Flowers set using Distress Ink. I spritzed the ink before stamping to give a splotchy, watercolour look to the image. Fussy cut.
7. Stamp ‘Aloha’ word onto white card using black Archival ink. Trim closely around the word and glue over the edge of a painted tag.


8. Assemble page elements over the horizontal feature created in step 3. I have glued the flowers down by just the centres so the edges lift a touch for dimension.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Diamonds Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Tropical Flowers Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Film Frame Stamp
Archival ink: Jet Black
Distress Ink: Abandoned Coral, Ripe Persimmon & Picked Raspberry
Dylusions Dyalog Insert Book
Acrylic paint in blue & lime


Of course, this stencil pairs beautifully with stamps to create unique handmade cards. For this one I’ve gone for a vintage look to suit the Penny Farthing bicycle for a small square card.

Instructions:
1. Stamp the centre of the panel of Kraft card with Penny Farthing bicycle using black Archival ink.
2. Sponge pattern around the bicycle using large Diamonds stencil, Distress Inks and the ink blending tool.
3. Ink edges of the square with dark brown ink.
4. Layer panel with black card and mount onto chocolate card base.
5. Stamp ‘Vintage’ onto white card using black Archival ink. Trim closely, mat with black then affix to card using foam tape.
6. Finish card with black gemstones in each corner.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Diamonds Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Penny Farthing Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles Stamp Set
Archival ink: Jet Black
Distress Ink: brown shades


Stencilling with bright, happy colours gives a card an instant lift so that is what I tried for this simple card. For the flower stem on this card, I have used a dark grey ink – it will mean that my flower image will stand out nicely when watercoloured instead of being overwhelmed with black lines.

Instructions:
1. Stencil all over a square of yellow cardstock using large Diamonds stencil, Distress Inks and the ink blending tool. Allow the ink colours to mix slightly.
2. Stamp flower stem from Tropical Flowers stamp set onto white card using Watering Can ink.
3. Colour flower with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks or watercolours, allow to dry and fussy cut. (Fussy cutting means you don’t need to stay within the lines when colouring!)
4. Add flower stem to the centre of a white panel and layer panel with pink card. Add panel to stencilled yellow square using foam tape and affix to square, aqua card base.
5. Finish card with a Happy Birthday greeting from Happy Birthday stamp set.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Diamonds Large Stencil
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Flowers Stamp Set
Archival ink: Jet Black & Watering Can
Distress Ink: pinks & oranges
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks

I hope you have enjoyed learning how these projects came together, until next time!

Robyn

Wander Leaves Border Stamp Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Sunday, March 10, 2019

Hello Darkroom Door fans! 

It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share an art journal page I created featuring the gorgeous new Leaves Border Stamp. Here I have simply stamped using Archival Inks to create a fabulous leafy border at the top and bottom of my art journal page.



Instructions:
1. Use a gel press and acrylic paints to add a lovely background for your art journal page. Here I have used a combination of black and greens on a ‘dirty’ gel press (ie there are some other bits of paints showing up that were not cleaned off my gel press. I love the look that this creates so I rarely clean the gel press between prints)


2. Apply the Leaves Border Stamp the the top and bottom of the page using Watering Can Archival Ink. Stamp again, overlapping the first image, using Jet Black Archival Ink.

3. Stamp the Filmstrip Border Stamp on another piece of kraft paper. (I tore a page from my journal). Cut some rectangles to fit inside the filmstrip from the kraft paper and apply various nature stamps. Stick these rectangles onto the filmstrip and then crop to fit at the top and bottom of the art journal page.


4. Stamp the Central Park Photo Stamp onto a piece of vellum. Tear the edges and staple to the art journal page in the centre. Staple a couple of the torn off strips to the top and bottom of the page. Add some stamped words from the Gum Trees Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink.

5. Stamp the quote, butterflies and stars onto the extra kraft paper. Fussy cut and add to the page.



Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Leaves Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Peeled Paint Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Wander Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Central Park Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Fallen Leaves Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gum Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Succulents Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Portrait Inchies Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, March 08, 2019

Hi crafty folk! It's Teresa Abajo here with a couple of cards I made using the new Portrait Inchies Stamp Set. Before I show you those however, I wanted to address the dilemma these Inchies stamp set present to some of us - to cut or not to cut? I usually like to keep them as one complete sheet so they can be used as a background stamp or if I need only a few images I can still just ink up a smaller section and trim out the stamped images after they have been stamped. To stamp a full sheet you will need either a large block or a stamping tool that takes this large size. 

However if you prefer them to be in smaller stamps, here is a compromise, if you cut them out by hand, this adds little curves and angles that can be used to put the stamp back together like a jig saw puzzle. Which means you can use them as a full background, a horizontal strip, a vertical strip and as individual images, depending on how you cut them. Another option is to cut the sheet in half (horizontally in the middle), so you have two stamps the same size as the Photo Stamps. So the choice is yours!  

Now onto the cards:

This first one uses the set as a complete background for a large (A5) card:



Instructions:
1. Stamp the entire stamp onto some white card using grey ink. Trim to size then mount onto pink cardstock.
2. Stamp one of the images again, and colour it using your preferred medium (I used acrylic paint and some Distress Inks).
3. Cut this image out and adhere it over one of the grey ones on the card front. Embellish with flowers.
4. Stamp the words using black ink, trim into a strip and mount it onto black then pink cardstock. Adhere to card front with foam tape.
5. Adhere the card front to a folded white card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Portrait Inchies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet medley Stamp Set
Archival ink: Watering Can, Jet Black
Acrylic paints
Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Tattered Rose
Cardstock: pink, black, white
Flowers
A5 folded white card

This second card uses a 3 x 3 panel of the inchie images. You can either cut the stamp up into this arrangement, or stamp it and then cut the cardstock.


Instructions:
1. Spritz some Milled Lavender Distress Spray Ink onto a craft sheet and swipe some cream cardstock through it. Cut in half.
2. Spritz some Old Paper Distress Spray Ink onto a craft sheet and swipe one half of the cream cardstock through it. Dry well.
3. Stamp the Inchies onto this piece using black ink. Trim to size.
4. On the other piece of cream cardstock, stamp the Spanish Tiles Background Stamp in the bottom left hand corner using Milled Lavender Distress ink. Stamp the French Script Background using Old Paper Distress Ink. Adhere a strip of old dictionary page down the centre of the card front. Adhere this to a folded cream card.
5. Stamp the Postcards Texture Stamp onto a 9.5cm sqaure of cream cardstock using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. Adhere to card front.
6. Stamp the quote from 1920's Chic Stamp Set using brown ink and adhere to card front.
7. Adhere the 3 x 3 Inchie panel to the card front using foam tape. Embellish with pearls and flowers.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Portrait Inchies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Spanish Tiles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Postcards Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door 1920's Chic Stamp Set
Distress Spray Ink: Milled Lavender, Old Paper
Distress Ink: Milled Lavender, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Tree Branch
Old dictionary page
Adhesive pearls
Flowers
Cream cardstock
A6 folded cream card

Thanks for joining me today!

Teresa

Anniversary Sentiments Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Hi, Connie Mercer here today with 4 ideas using the new Anniversary Sentiments Stamp. This is the coolest stamp ever, easy to store and 13 sentiments on one stamp strip. You can cut it apart or leave it as one stamp (that is what I did). Lots of options! As you will see in my creative examples, you can mix and match the sentiments to meet the needs of your project. 

Take a look at the first card:



Instructions:
1. Place small circle stencil over card front and add color. I used Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio.  
2. Splat the card front with Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise Ink Spray.  Dry with heat tool.
3. Mat card front on coordinating cardstock and then mat on folded card base.  I used turquoise cardstock.
4. Stamp small birds from the Garden Birds Stamp Set on white cardstock.
5. Add color with Archival inks (listed below).
6. Trim out the birds after the colour was added. These can be water coloured, markers or ink, you choose.
7. Stamp under the circle leaves and branches.  Making a place for the birds to sit.
8. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim out.
9. Mat with coloured cardstock and adhere to card front.
10. Add birds with dimensional foam squares.
11. Wrap twine or jute around top of card and tie a small bow.
12. Add more splats if you like.


Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol.1 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Small Circle Stencil Set
Dylusions Ink Spray: Vibrant Turquoise
Distress Ink: Cracked Pistachio
Archival Ink: Coffee, Fern Green and Jet Black (for birds)


Instructions:
1. Stamp the World Map Background Stamp on white cardstock with Archival Cobalt ink.
2. Shade background with Cobalt and Dandelion Archival ink. 
3. Stamp the car and trailer on the background (card front) that was created.  I used Jet Black but the images looks gray.
4. Using the large Mesh stencil and Cobalt ink apply in random spots on the car front. Over car and trailer too.
5. Add yellow hearts to trailer. ( I used watered down acrylic yellow paint).  You can use markers or ink also.
6. Stamp balloons coming from the trailer. 
7. Colour in the balloons with watered down ink or paint.
8. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim out as a flag. I used Cobalt ink.
9. Using dimensional foam squares, attach the flag to the balloons. 
10. Attach card front to a coordinating cardstock colour (I used grey) with dimensional foam squares.
11. Attach card front to folded white cardstock base.
12. Splat black and yellow acrylic paint (watered down slightly) to card front.  I have always used an old toothbrush for this. You have great control of he splat.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Caravans Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Birthday 10th Anniversary Stamp
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cobalt, Dandelion
Acrylic paint: yellow & black (splats)
old toothbrush             


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Arrows Background Stamp using Blueprint Sketch Distress ink on white cardstock.
2. Adhere the background to yellow cardstock with dimensional foam squares.
3. Adhere the card front to a folded white cardstock base.
4. Stamp the Motorcycle and one section of the Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink.
5. Trim the Bold Arrow out.
6. Trim the Motorcycle to a rectangle shape and mat on blue cardstock.
7. Stamp the Bold Arrow in Barn Door and Mustard Seed Distress Ink and trim out.
8. Adhere the Motorcycle rectangle to the card front.
9. Adhere the blue and red Bold Arrow to the card front.
10. Adhere the yellow Bold Arrow over the other two Bold Arrows with dimensional foam squares.
11. Stamp sentiments on white cardstock with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.
12. Emboss with clear coat embossing powder.
13. Mat sentiments on blue cardstock and adhere to card front.
14. Spackle card front with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.
15. Stamp with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink and the straight stitch stamp along the left side of the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Classic Motorcycles Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Arrows Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp
Distress Oxide Ink: Black Soot
Distress Ink: Barn Door, Blueprint Sketch and Mustard Seed
Embossing powder: clear coat

My last project is a tag. This could be used as a book mark or a gift tag. These could be created in advance for future use because of the way the Sentiment Stamp is designed.  What I mean by that is you can highlight any sentiment you wish for the occasion. Let me show you what I mean...


Instructions:
Creating the tag.
1. Stamp two tags on white cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink.


2. Looking at the diagram above you can see where I made the cut and then adhered the second tag to the first one after trimming both tags out.
3. Shade around the extended tag with black ink.
4. Cut out the tag hole (from the second tag) and staple it on the extended tag.
5. Use a craft knife or small scissors to cut out the inside of the tag hole.
6. The Sentiment strip is then added to the front of the extended tag.
7. The extended tag is shaded with black ink around the edges.
8. Using the Large Mesh stencil and black ink the stencil was applied in random spots to give a distressed look.
9. The birds and heart are stamped out on white cardstock.
10. Colour is added with Archival inks and then the images are trimmed out.
11. Add the images to the bottom of the tag.
12. Highlight the sentiments you want to use. 
13. Add twine or jute to pick up the colors used in the extended tag.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fun & Games Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tags Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Distress Oxide Ink: Peeled Paint
Archival Ink: Cobalt, Jet Black, Potting Soil and Red Geranium

I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! As you can see, the Anniversary Sentiments Stamp is useful for so many different types of cards and projects and works well with lots of different Darkroom Door stamps! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Mercer

Flower Bed Border Stamp Card Set

Stewart Yule - Monday, March 04, 2019

Hello Darkroom Door fans! It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a set of cards I created featuring the gorgeous new Flower Bed Border Stamp. The border stamps are so perfect for layouts and art journal pages due to the size but they can also be adapted beautifully for cards. I’ve created one card design but used it wth 3 different colour ways to create a series of cards. Take a look: 



Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 14.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Harlequin Background Stamp. Stamp over this piece. Stick down on the card base.

3. Stamp the Filmstrip Border Stamp on an extra piece of smooth white cardstock using the same ink. Cut out a piece of the filmstrip measuring 14cm long. Cut this piece in half down the centre and stick on the card front with a gap between the pieces.

4. Stamp the Flower Bed Border Stamp twice on the extra white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut a section 14cm long. Stick down on the card front in the centre. Fussy cut some extra flowers from the second stamped image and layer onto the card front.

5. Stamp the Harlequin Background Stamp again onto the extra cardstock and fussy cut a few diamonds. Add to the card front. Also stamp the sentiment, fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam for extra dimension.


Here are a couple more cards I created in the same style but this time adding some colour. For this card I simply coloured the Flower Bed image with coloured pencils.



This time I coloured the image with Jane Davenport Smooth Markers which are alcohol markers similar to Copics.



Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Flower Bed Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Harlequin Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Chevron Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Mesh Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Cactus Flower, Jet Black, Paradise Teal, Rose Madder
Jane Davenport Magic Wands
Jane Davenport Smooth Markers

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp. It really does lend itself so well to whatever medium you choose to colour it with.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda