Christmas Script Texture Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hi there! Today we’d like to share some ideas using the Christmas Script Texture Stamp! This is a great stamp for adding layers and writing to your Christmas projects!



This stamp is created from Rachel Greig’s handwriting and contains lots of different words about Christmas, so when you are looking to add some script or text to your Christmas projects this is a great stamp to use! It can be used as a main feature on your card and can be used with many of our Christmas themed stamps



For this card Godelieve has used an embossing resist technique by stamping the Christmas Script Texture Stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossing with clear powder, then spraying over the top with Distress Oxide Sprays. The sprays will resist the embossed stamping, so it will remain white while the rest of the background gets coloured with the spray. It’s a wonderful effect! Godelieve then used the Reindeer Stencil Set and used the Cotton Candy Speckle Embossing Powder to emboss the reindeer shape. Fabulous texture!! To read more about Godelieve’s card, click here.   


Another beautiful card by Godelieve, this time using Pure Shine Dylusions Shimmer Spray over the solid star stencil, and then the Christmas Script Texture Stamp is stamped over the top with Thistle Archival Ink. A warm and pretty effect! Read more about how Godelieve created this card here.  


Anneke has created this pretty Christmas card by stamping the Christmas Script Texture Stamp onto a Kraft card base with white paint, then layering patterned paper on the left side before adding a tree from the Christmas Trees stamp set. The sentiment is from the Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set. Read more about Anneke’s card here.  


Here’s a similar card, this time stamping the Christmas Script in Tea Rose Archival Ink onto a white card base. The tree was created by stamping the Mesh Background Stamp onto white card stock and cutting a tree shape to add to the card. Read more about how Anneke created this card here.  


Here’s a card where Anneke has used the Christmas Script stamp as the focal point. Anneke has used red paint to stamp the Christmas Script on a white card base. Then added a leftover strip of stamped Mesh Background from her other cards, added some twill ribbon and flowers to complete! A great way to use up little bits and pieces in your stash! Read more here.  

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

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

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Merry Mail Stamp Set Ideas

Stewart Yule - Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Merry Mail Stamp Set! This is such a fun stamp set to use for your Christmas projects! It has been designed so you can decorate your envelopes and parcel that go through the mail, but the stamps also look great to make cards, tags and gift wrap with a postage theme! 



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


These decorated envelopes by Rachel show how the Merry Mail stamps can be used to create some mail art! Rachel also used the Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp to create the air mail edges. 


Anneke has created a fun card by stamping different stamps in different ink colours to cover the card front! It’s a great design! Here’s an envelope to go with it: 


Anneke has used the Plaid Background Stamp  to cover most of the envelope then decorated more with the Merry Mail Set. To read more details, please visit Anneke’s blog here.  

Next we have a great way to create gift wrap!   



Anneke has created banners to put on her handmade gift bags and stamped the banner with Christmas Script Texture Stamp. Anneke then decorated some round circles with the Merry Mail Stamp Set. Here’s a closer look:  


Such a great way to create gift wrap! See more details on how they were made here.  



Connie has also created some great projects using the Merry Mail set! These tags would look great hanging from the tree or used on Christmas gifts! They also look great as a display in your home just like Connie has photographed them here. 


Connie has also created a card, using the Circle Set Stencil to create a circle in the background and a sentiment from the Season’s Greetings Stamp Set



Connie has also created a couple of matching envelopes to send the cards in! To read more about Connie’s projects, please visit her blog here.  



Suzz has created a wonderful series of tags and envelopes with the Merry Mail Set. This first tag shows how you can use a light grey ink, like the Archival Shadow Grey ink pad to make a light background of stamped images. Then stamp over the top with a bold red ink. 


For this tag, Suzz used the Star Set Stencil with gold paint and stamped over the top in red ink. 


This is a fun twist on colours by using green and pink inks. Such a great tag! 

Suzz has also created some fun envelopes, incorporating the Star Set Stencil and Starry Night Stencil into some of them. Each one would be a delight to see in your mail box! 





Lastly, here are some ideas for gift cards using the Merry Mail Stamps in the background and embossing over the top with Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder


Suzz has used the Christmas Reindeer Stamps over the top of the Shadow Grey stamping. 


For this last card, Suzz has used a sentiment from the Brushed Christmas Vol 1 Stamp Set. To see more details on all of Suzz’s projects, please visit her blog here

As you can see, there are so many ways the Merry Mail Stamp Set can be used! We hope there will be lots of decorated envelopes going through the postal system this year!!

If you’d like to see more projects from this stamp set, check out the Pinterest Board!   


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Star Set Small Stencil Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, November 01, 2019

Hi there! Today we are sharing lots of different ways to use the new Star Set Stencil!  



This stencil set consists of a star shape stencil and the matching solid shape which can be used as a mask and in lots of other ways. We have lots of projects to share with you showing how this stencil set can be used! 


Belinda has used the Star stencil to create stars for her journal page and traced around them with a water soluble pencil. Belinda has lots of extra photos and close ups on her blog to show all the details, it’s a wonderful project, you can check it out here.   


Here are some card ideas by Godelieve: 


Godelieve used Distress Oxide Sprays  over the star solid shape to create one background and then pressed the inked up star shape onto another card front. A great way to create two cards from one inking! You can read more about it here on Godelieve’s blog.   


For this card, Godelieve created a layered show star, by sponging two different colours of Distress Oxide Inks and slightly offsetting the stencil to reveal both colours. A great way to ad more depth to the stencil! Godelieve also used the Starry Night stencil for the background. Read more about this card here.  


Another beautiful card by Godelieve, this time using Pure Shine Dylusions Shimmer Spray over the solid star stencil, and then the Christmas Script Texture Stamp is stamped over the top with Thistle Archival Ink. A warm and pretty effect! Read more about how Godelieve created this card here.  

Next we have some ideas from Connie: 


Connie has created a wonderful set of star ornaments using the stencil as a template to cut from and for spraying shimmer sprays through. Its a fabulous way to create unique ornaments for your tree! Connie has also used the Star Set Stencil in this art journal page below. See how Connie created these projects here.  


Next we have some beautiful projects by Suzz: 


Suzz has used the star stencil on fabric with embossing paste! It created such a beautiful texture! Suzz also used a variety of gold, brown and ivory ink sprays to add colour to the linen. Here’s another card using the star stencil on linen fabric:


Suzz has used hessian/burlap behind the linen to give it even more texture and used the Sheet Music Texture Stamp and Christmas Reindeer stamps to stamp around the star. 


For these new few cards, Suzz has sponged yellow ink through the star stencil on white backgrounds and added stamping with Cobalt ink. 


Suzz used the Sunshine stencil over the star stencil to sponge big sun rays over the star. A great idea!! 


This card has a fun mail art theme with the use of the postage marks from the Christmas Reindeer stamp set

These are some beautiful card ideas from Suzz and to read the full detailed instruction for each card, please visit Suzz’s blog here.  


One last card idea from Rachel using the star stencil with Distress Inks and overlaying them side by side to create two stars. You can put the mask stencil over a sponged star while you use the open star stencil to sponge through to create your second star. Very quick card and easy to create a lot for Christmas! The sentiment is from the Stitched Christmas Stamp Set

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!

Starry Night Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Starry Night Background Stamp!



This stamp is great for adding an overall star pattern to your backgrounds and can be used for a variety of occasions such as Christmas, Birthdays, Baby cards and more. It is also great for use in art journals, scrapbooks or pressed into clay and texture pastes. Let’s take a look at a few card ideas: 


For this card, Connie has embossed the Starry Night Background with Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder to give it a glittery metallic shine! Connie also used the Brushed Christmas Vol 1 Stamp Set to stamp the tree and sentiment. 


Here is a another Christmas card idea, using the Starry Night Background as a subtle background this time by clear embossing the stamped image and then sponging inks over the top. Connie has also used the Bird Life and Season’s Greetings Stamp Sets. To read more about Connie’s cards, please visit her blog here.  

Next we have some colourful cards by Belinda:  


Belinda has used the Starry Night Background Stamp to create cards in a one-colour palette for different occasions. To create each background, Belinda placed the mask from the Star Stencil Set onto white cardstock and sponged ink over the top and stamped the Starry Night Background Stamp with the mask still in place. It’s a great way to use the stamp and stencil together! 

Here’s a look at the other cards Belinda has created in a similar way, just using different colours and stamps: 





It’s fun to see how different stamps can be combined together to make beautiful cards! To read about these cards and how Belinda created them, please visit her blog here.  


If you’d like to see more projects using this stamp and our other Background Stamps, check out the Pinterest Board!  


You can find our complete collection of Background Stamps on our website here.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Great Friend Small Stamp Card Ideas

Darkroom Door - Sunday, October 27, 2019

Hi there! We hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Today we’d like to share some card ideas using the Great Friend Small Stamp! This is a fun sized sentiment, perfect for tags and cards.: 



Here’s a few different ways it can be used:


Rachel has stamped the Great Friend stamp with Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber Distress Archival Inks, and stamped a small tag with the Flower Garden Background Stamp using Potting Soil Archival Ink. Added these to a spotted Kraft card using foam adhesive for some dimension. A fun way to layer up the card! 

Here are some more ideas by Godelieve: 


Godelieve has sponged Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks over the Heart Stencil to create the background. Then stamped the Great Friend Small Stamp in Archival Jet Black ink over the top. The Torn Text Texture Stamp was used around the edges. To see more details about this card, visit Godelieve’s blog here.  


For this card, Godelieve has created a one layer card using the Small Circles & Carved Flowers Stencils, then stamping the Great Friend Small Stamp over the top. It looks fabulous and is a great way to make quick cards! Read more about this card here. 

Connie has some cards to share too: 


Connie has used the Circle Stencil on the background and stamped the Great Friend Small Stamp over the top. Another great way to use the stencils with these Small Stamps!  


For these cards, Connie used the flower head to create a background pattern by masking off the stems and stamping the petals all over the card stock. Then stamped the sentiment over the top. For the card on the right, Connie layered up the flower to highlight it and create more depth. Beautiful cards!! You can read more about these cards on Connie’s blog 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!

Festive Ornaments Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hi there stampers! The festive season is almost upon us and we’d like to share some card ideas using the Festive Ornaments Stamp Set! This set includes 4 detailed long ornaments along with lots of vertical sentiments that can be used to create cards and projects in many different ways.! 



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


The ornaments in this stamp set are vintage style glass ornaments and have a lot of detail! The best way to show this details is by stamping with an Archival Ink, which is what Suzz has used on this card. Suzz then added little bits of glitter to each bauble to give it a bit of shimmer.  



In this set we have lots of vertical sentiments which are great for using on the edges of your cards, but here’s another great way to use them - by making a complete background! Suzz has stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment all over the base card to create a text pattern. It looks fabulous! Suzz then stamped the reindeer from the Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set to add over the top.  



For this card Suzz has repeated the same ornament in Plum Archival Ink. The sentiments are from the Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set. It’s a stunning card! To see more details about all of Suzz’s cards, please visit her blog here.  


Here’s a quick card by Rachel where she has stamped the ornaments in Vermillion Archival Ink and added the curly ribbon at the top. The sentiment on the side shows how you can use up your thin strips of card stock with the vertical sentiments in this set!  

As you can see, there are so many ways the Festive Ornaments 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! 

Bauble Set Small Stencil Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hi there! Today we are sharing lots of different ways to use the new Bauble Stencil Set!  



This stencil set consists of a Christmas bauble shape and a ribbon, which can be used together to create a hanging bauble with a ribbon on top. The stencil set also includes the shaped masks too which can be used to draw around, sponge around and use in many other ways. 

Here’s a few card ideas using this stencil set: 


This first card by Rachel Greig shows how you can sponge Peeled Paint Distress Ink through the bauble stencil onto a plain white card front to create some quick and easy Christmas cards! To add the ribbon, tap Distress Embossing Ink through the ribbon stencil area and then heat emboss the wet ink with Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. This creates a beautiful metallic ribbon for the bauble! To finish the card, simply draw the string with a black fine marker and stamp the sentiment from Stitched Christmas Stamp Set in Archival Jet Black ink

Here are some more card ideas by Suzz Czosek: 


Suzz has sponged gold ink through the bauble stencil, then stamped the script from the Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set through the stencil and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Suzz used the same gold embossing to create the ribbon for the top of the bauble, and created this in a separate piece of card stock so it could be cut out and added to add more layers. It’s a beautiful effect! 


Here is a similar card, this time adding the streamers from the Festive Ornaments Stamp Set onto the card front. Very festive!! 


For this card, Suzz used the Snowflakes Background Stamp to stamp inside the bauble and added a real ribbon to the top. The card front was also splattered with gold ink spray to add some more colour! Suzz also stamped one of the vertical sentiments from the Festive Ornaments Stamp Set and added it to the side of the card. It looks wonderful!! 


If you’d like to really make your baubles shine, here’s a fun way to do that! Simply press embossing ink or VersaMark ink inside the bauble to ink up the bauble shape and emboss with Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder! Repeat until you have covered the card stock how you want it. Add some real pieces of red twine or string. The sentiment is from the Brushed Christmas Vol 1 Stamp Set


Here is a similar version, however this time the Snowflakes Background Stamp was stamped inside the baubles and embossed with Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder. Then Suzz placed the bauble mask over the baubles to stamp the script stamp from the Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set

These are some beautiful card ideas from Suzz and ones you can create in bulk if needed! To read the full detailed instruction for each card, please visit Suzz’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!

Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, October 18, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp!



This looks like a bold stamp when shown in the packaging, but it can be used to create some soft and subtle effects too. It all depends on the ink and supplies you use! Which makes it a great stamp to have in your stash, as it can be used with watercolour, embossing powders and to create some fun cross hatch patterns. Let’s take a look at a few card and envelope ideas: 


First, here’s a look at how the Diagonal Stripes look when stamped and embossed. The stripes look amazing embossed in red embossing powder, making it great for Christmas cards! You could also emboss it on white card stock to make it look like a candy cane! The sentiment on this card is from the Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set. 


Here is a another embossed background, this time using the Mint Chip Speckle Embossing Powder, which gives it a much more soft and subtle look, while still having texture from the embossing powder. The Birthday Sentiments Stamp was stamped in Viridian Archival ink, which matches perfectly with the Mint Embossing Powder! The small butterflies are from the Fine Butterflies Stamp Set


For an even softer look, try a watercolour technique. For this card, the Diagonal Stripes Background was inked up with Brown China and Dusty Concord Distress Markers, then spritz the stamp with water before stamping it onto mixed media card stock. It creates a watery look to the stripes which makes a beautiful background! Try this in different colour combinations! The other stamps used on this card are the Fine Flowers Stamp Set and Take Flight Small Stamp.


The Diagonal Stripes can also be used for mail art! Cut a piece of scrap card stock to use as a mask on your envelope so the stamp only stamps around the edges. Do this by measuring your envelope and cutting a piece of card stock that is about a centimetre smaller on all sides. Place this mask on the centre of the envelope so you can only see the edges showing. Ink up the stamp with red and blue markers and stamp onto the envelope. On this card, Rachel has misted the stamp with water before stamping to give it a watercolour look. 

If your envelope is larger than the stamp, you can use the same method as above, and stamp the left and top sides first, then repeat to do the bottom and right sides. Fill in any gaps with a water brush and ink or by masking and stamping additional times. 

Combine the Diagonal Stripes Background with the Merry Mail Stamp Set to create some fun Christmas envelopes! 


Another fun technique is to create a cross hatch background by stamping the Diagonal Stripes in two different directions with two different ink colours. The background for this card was created with Fossilized Amber and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks. The Great Friend Small Stamp was stamped with Archival Garden Patina, Sunflower and Fern Green inks which matched the background. 

As you can see, there are so many ways the Diagonal Stripes Background can be used! If you’d like to see more projects using Background Stamps, check out the Pinterest Board!  


You can find our complete collection of Background Stamps on our website here.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Milestone Small Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Hi there! Our latest release of stamps includes 4 new 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. Today we’d like to share some ideas using the Milestone Small Stamp



This is a versatile stamp that can be used for lots of different occasions to celebrate a special milestone. It could be for a special age birthday, a new promotion at work, a retirement, or a special achievement someone has been working towards! This sentiment 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:


Rachel has stamped the Milestone stamp with Aquamarine and Tiger Lily Archival inks, and stamped a small tag with the Swirls Background Stamp using Potting Soil Archival Ink. Added these to a spotted Kraft card using foam adhesive for some dimension. A fun way to layer up the card! 

Here are some more ideas by Connie: 


Connie has created little 3x3 inch cards. She first spritzed Dylusions Shimmer Spray (Vibrant Turquoise) onto white card stock and stamped the Milestone Stamp over the top with Archival Jet Black ink. A fun and quick way to make a series of cards! 


Here’s a fun idea to wrap some chocolates and use the Milestone Stamp as a tag. These could be used as party favours or for gift giving to a friend or colleague. You can read how Connie’s projects were 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!

Shells Texture Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, October 14, 2019
Hi there! We’d like to kick of our new release inspiration by sharing some ideas using the Shells Texture Stamp! Our range of Texture Stamps now includes over 40 designs, so there’s lots of options for adding textures and layers to your projects!! Here’s a look at the Shells Texture Stamp: 



This stamp is great for using as a main feature on your card and can be used with many of our Seaside themed stamps.  

The Shells Texture Stamp and the sentiment from Seaside Vol 1 Stamp Set were stamped in Potting Soil Archival Ink onto a natural cream card base. 


The seahorse from Under The Sea Stamp Set was stamped in the same ink onto Kraft card stock and coloured lightly with white Scribble Stick to add some highlights to the seahorse body. 

The Texture Stamps are also great for making smaller gift cards. 



The Shells Texture Stamp was stamped in Viridian Archival Ink  onto white card stock. Stamped sentiments and shells from the Seaside Vol 2 Stamp Set were stamped onto Kraft card stock using Tree Branch Archival Ink


Another way to use Texture Stamps is to combine a few different designs together to create a fun background. On this card, the Shells Texture Stamp was stamped a few times in Cobalt Archival Ink. The Torn Text Texture Stamp was then stamped with French Ultramarine Archival ink and the Map Texture Stamp was stamped with Watering Can Archival Ink


Now that the background is created, the Seaside Word Block Stamp is added over the top, stamped in Watering Can Archival Ink, and splattered with After Midnight Dylusions Ink Spray. The two fish are from the Under The Sea Stamp Set and stamped with Watering Can Archival Ink.


Here you can see the Shells Texture Stamp in the corner of the card. The detail looks amazing when used with an oil based ink like Archival Ink! These inks really show the detail in our stamps! 

To see more of Rachel’s work, visit her website here
These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp can be used on your cards! If you’d like to see more Texture Stamp projects, check out our Texture Stamps Pinterest Board!  

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

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!