Abstract 04 Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, September 20, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of stamps called Abstract Stamps! As the name suggests, these stamp designs are abstract in style so they can be used to add layers, borders or any extra element to your projects without being a specific subject matter. They are fabulous for gel printing, creating texture in thick embossing powders and clay, or simply used as stamps for your card and art journals. 

We have released 4 new ones and today we’d like to share some card ideas using the Abstract 04 Stamp



Here are some great project ideas from Belinda Spencer: 


On this card, Belinda has used the Abstract 04 Stamp as a strong element in the background. It really makes an impact on the card! 


Belinda has used a monochrome palette on this scrapbook page with the Abstract 04 Stamp used to add some texture to the background. Simply stunning!! 


For this art journal page, Belinda created a collaged and painted background, and stamped the Abstract 04 Stamp on top. It created the perfect base for the Gum Trees Stamps to sit on top.  

To read more about Belinda’s projects, visit her blog here.  


Next we have some wonderful projects by Connie Mercer. 



Connie’s inspiration for these cards was to create a little squirrel hole in the middle of the stamp to make it appear like wood. Connie also used the Polka Dots stencil (to create the sponged squirrel hole), Carved Leaves Vol 1 Stamp Set and Robin Eclectic Stamp


A great idea for the Abstract Stamps is to create bookmarks! Connie created a series of bookmarks with the Abstract 04 Stamp and sponged words from the Awesome & Creativity Stencils. 


Connie has used all four Abstract Stamps on this art journal page! It’s a great way to create texture and detail on your pages! 

To read about Connie’s projects, please visit her blog here


Next we have some projects by Robyn Wood: 
 

Robyn has created some fabulous texture by clear embossing the Abstract 04 Stamp and dusting Perfect Pearl mica powders over the top to create metallic embossed texture. It’s a fabulous technique and looks great with the Abstract Stamps! 


Robyn has used the Abstract 04 Stamp in the background of her art journal page by gel printing with the stamps. It creates some fun texture to the background! To read how Robyn created her projects, visit her blog here.  


These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp will look on your projects! If you’d like to see more Abstract Stamp projects, check out our Abstract Stamps Pinterest Board!  


If you’d like to watch how the Abstract Stamps can be used on the gel plate, check out this video here.  


You can find all of the Abstract Stamps on our website here.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Bird Houses Stamp Set Project Ideas + Video

Darkroom Door - Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Bird Houses Stamp Set! This set was designed by Godelieve Tijskens and includes 4 different styles of bird houses, which can be used on their own or combined with the Bird Life and Garden Birds Stamp Sets



Let’s take a look at how these stamps can be used: 


This is a tag where Godelieve uses the Woodgrain Texture Stamp to add some texture to the bird house! Very clever!! Godelieve shares a full tutorial on her blog here.  



Here is a Christmas version! This would be great to use on gifts or to hang from your Christmas Tree. See more details here.  



The Bird Houses set includes a pole stamp so you can stand the houses on a pole. Another way to use the poles is to create a fence! Godelieve has used the poles on this card with the Chicken Wire Background Stamp to create a fence :) The other stamps used in this card are Carved Birds Vol 1  & Vol 2, Gardening Vol 2 and a sentiment from the Bright Blossoms Vol 1 stamp set. See more details on Godelieve’s blog here.  

Next we have some ideas from Connie Mercer.  



Connie has combined the Bird Houses with the Fallen Leaves Background Stamp to create a real garden feel! It looks fantastic!! Connie has also used the Film Frame Stamp and Thank You Sentiments Stamp



For these cards, Connie has created a background using the Bird Houses and then one of the Bird Houses as the focal image of the card. A clever way to create continuity in the card design!! 


Connie has created some rustic gift tags that are great to use on presents and gifts!! Connie says the trick is to stamp the bird house on the fold of the yardstick and trim around the image so then it opens to a small card :) 

To read house Connie created all of her projects, please visit her blog here.  


 

Here’s a card by Godelieve where she has combined the Bird Houses with the Bird Life Stamp Set and Abstract 01 Stamp. Godelieve coloured the images with pencils. You can read more about it on her blog here.  




The Bird Houses also look great in art journals! This is a fabulous page by Godelieve where she has used all 4 bird houses against a colourful stencilled and stamped background. Read about it here.  


We also have a video to share from Vicky Papaioannou where she uses the Bird Houses in an art journal page. It’s a beautiful tutorial! Watch here


As you can see, there are so many ways the Bird Houses Stamp Set can be used! If you’d like to see more projects from this stamp set, check out the Pinterest Board!   


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Christmas Small Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, September 09, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of stamps called Small Stamps! These stamps are just a bit smaller than our Quote Stamps, and each Small Stamp has a fun element added into the design. We have released 4 new ones and today we’d like to share some ideas using the Christmas Small Stamp



This is a fun Christmas stamp that can be used on the front or the inside of cards, on gift tags or gift wrap! Here’s a few different ways it can be used on cards:


Godelieve has combined the Christmas Stamp with the Bird Life Stamp Set to create a beautiful bird themed Christmas card. See more photos and details on Godelieve’s blog here.



This card uses the Pine Cones Stamp Set and the small Stars stencil in the background with the Christmas Small Stamp embossed over the top. See more about this card here.  



Here’s a fun card by Anneke De Clerck using up some scrap paper and washi tapes! Read more here.  



Lastly, here’s a card using some die cuts with the Christmas sentiment! You can read how this card was created here


These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp can be used! If you’d like to see more Small Stamp projects, check out our Small Stamps Pinterest Board


You can find all of the Small Stamps on our website here


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Short Rectangle Set Small Stencil Ideas

Darkroom Door - Saturday, September 07, 2019

Hi there! Today we are sharing lots of different ways to use the new Short Rectangle Stencil Set! This stencil set consists of a rectangle shape stencil with the matching solid shape - which is shorter than our original Rectangle Set Stencil. 



This shorter version is a great size for US size card bases and for creating a more art gallery style format on your cards where you can have the same border on the top and left and right sides, but having a larger area at the bottom which is often how many photographs or artwork pieces are framed.   

There’s also lots of other ways to use this stencil and we’d like to share a few ideas from Godelieve Tijskens! 



For these cards, Godelieve has used the Short Rectangle Stencil to create a frame for the Beautiful Blooms stamps, by tracing around the stencil and drawing a frame. It looks wonderful! You can read the full tutorial here.  

 

For this card Godelieve has used the Short Rectangle Set Stencil to create a patchwork background by sponging different Distress Oxide Inks through the stencil until the background was covered. It’s a great way to add different colours to create a base for your card. To read more about this card, visit Godelieve’s blog here.  




This is another example of creating a patchwork background, but this time it’s in an art journal! Godelieve has used the Dina Wakley Media journal and sponged different coloured inks to cover the entire background. Then she has used the stencil to mask the area and then stamp and stencil inside using other Darkroom Door stamps. 


It’s a great way to create a patchwork art journal page! Read more on Godelieve's blog here.  


If you’d like to see more ideas using our Small Stencil Sets, please check out the Stencils Pinterest Board.  


You can also find all of our Stencils here.  


Happy creating!