Summer Oasis Photo Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hello stampers and crafters! Teresa Abajo here with a couple of samples using the new Photo Stamp called Summer Oasis. It's a lovely beachside scene of an umbrella and two chairs, and the first thing I did with it was to create a bit of a messy postcard look with some Distress Ink and some postal stamp images:


1. Apply a thin coat of gesso unevenly on a piece of cream cardstock. Leave some areas uncovered.

2. Apply some Frayed Burlap Distress ink to a scrap piece of acetate, spritz with water and smear this onto the gessoed background.

3. Dry well, then stamp various images from the Correspondence Stamp Set using Frayed Burlap ink and Archival ink in Cobalt and Vermillion.

4. Stamp the Summer Oasis image over the top of the background using Archival Jet Black ink, then trim this piece down leaving a narrow border.

5. Fold an A5 piece of cream cardstock in half and stamp the Mesh Background stamp on it using Frayed Burlap ink.

6. Adhere some coordinating washi tape in the bottom left hand corner of the card front and adhere it to the card base using foam mounting tape.

When I first saw this image I was excited to have another opportunity to create another sunset background. These backgrounds are very easy and are quite impressive.


1. Load the Summer Oasis stamp into a Misti (or similar tool) and stamp it onto cream cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink. Leave the stamp in place but remove the stamped image (you'll be wanting to stamp the image in exactly the same place so take care to replace it in exactly the same spot).

2. Punch a circle from a Post It Note and place it were you'd like your sun to appear (half above the horizon and half below it). Mask off the area under the horizon line with a Post It Note, then apply your choice of Distress Oxide inks to create a sunset. Here I started with Antique Linen, then I applied Spiced Marmalade, then Picked Raspberry and finally Wilted Violet at the top. Blend each colour well.

3. Apply some Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide to the thatched umbrella. (Note: you'll notice that the Distress Oxide inks are opaque in nature and make the stamped Summer Oasis image a little cloudy. We will pop the image back in the Misti and stamp over the top with black ink to make the stamped image clear again).

4. Remove the Post It Note from the horizon line and use it to cover the sky while you work under the horizon. Use the Antique Linen to ink the area, the apply some Spiced Marmalade to the water. Add some Frayed Burlap to the sand area of the image. Remove the Post It Notes to reveal the coloured image.

5. Place the coloured image back in place in the Misti, and stamp again in black ink. This should clarify the Summer Oasis image. Trim this piece leaving a border around the coloured image and adhere to a kraft card.

6. Stamp the words from the Tropical Island stamp set using Versamark ink and emboss using gold embossing powder. Trim down and adhere to card front using foam tape.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Summer Oasis Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Correspondence, Tropical Island
Darkroom Door Mesh Background Stamp
Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Distress Oxide ink: Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet
Archival ink: Cobalt, Vermillion, Jet Black

Washi tape
Gold embossing powder

Thanks for dropping in today. I hope you will enjoy creating your own Summer Oasis!

Farm Truck Photo Stamp Four Ways

Darkroom Door - Friday, February 23, 2018

Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here today to share some cards created using the fabulous new Farm Truck Photo Stamp. I have used four different mediums to show how you can achieve different looks with the one stamp.


1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 9.5cm x 27cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9cm x 13cm. Apply the Scratches Background Stamp using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Stick down on the card base.

3. On a separate piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the Farm Truck Photo Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink.

4. Apply Distress Oxides onto a heat resistant craft sheet. You can use whatever combination of colours you like. Here I have used Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet. Spritz the oxides on the sheet with water and press the stamped image into the ink. Dry with a heat gun and then repeat until you are happy with the result. Make sure you have a tag or scrap cardstock on hand to swipe up the leftover oxide on the sheet to avoid wastage. Dry with a heat gun and then cut neatly around the edge of the stamped image. Use an ink blending tool to apply Peacock Feathers Distress Ink around the edges.

5. Scribble on the craft sheet next with a white paint pen such as a Sharpie or Posca Pen. Use a soft wet paintbrush to pick up the colour and add some highlights to the lights and windows of the stamped truck image. Flick some white droplets over the image also. Dry with a heat gun and then stick down on the card front.

6. Stamp the sentiment as well as three stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set onto smooth white cardstock. Fussy cut and add to the card using 3D foam behind the sentiment to make it pop.

This next card was created in exactly the same way as the first card but instead of using Distress Oxides I have used Distress Inks. Again you can choose whatever colour combination suits. Here I have used Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Wild Honey. I have flicked some water over the inked image for a water stained look and added some white droplets using a paint pen.

For this next card I have stamped the Farm Truck onto a piece of Canson Cotton Mixed Media cardstock. 

I coloured directly onto the image using Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks and then used a soft wet paintbrush to blend the colours and create a watercolour effect. I scribbled onto a heat resistant craft sheet with the crayons also, picked up the colour with the paintbrush and flicked over the image.

For this final card I stamped the Farm Truck onto Kraft cardstock instead of my usual smooth white cardstock to give it even more of a vintage look. 

I coloured in the image using Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils (any watercolour pencils will do). I then activated the colour using a soft wet paintbrush. I flicked a bit of white paint pen over the image and let that dry. The image was looking a little dark because of the kraft base so I used the white paint pen to add a border inside the stamped one just to break up the darkness a little.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Farm truck Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Chicken Wire Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey
Distress Oxides: Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
Watercolour Pencils
Sharpie Paint Pen White

Thank you for stopping by the blog today to check out my projects. I hope you are feeling inspired to play around with different mediums to create your own vintage farm truck cards.



Gel Printed Mail Art Envelope Video

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Hello! It's Rachel Greig here with you today to share a fun gel printed mail art envelope using stencils, stamps and Dina Wakley Media Paint! It's so much more fun to send and receive decorated envelopes for your card or other mail items! 

I've created a full video tutorial so you can watch how it all come together. But first, here's a look at the front and back of the envelope: 


And some close ups: 

To see how I have created it, watch the video here: 

Hope this inspires you to create some fun envelopes to send out to your friends and family! If you do, we'd love to see your creations! Please join us in the Darkroom Door Inspiration Group where you can share your creations with other like minded crafters :) 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Small Butterflies Stencil
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Tags, Stitched Borders, Mail Art, Sydney Vol 2 
Ranger Gel Plates - 3 Pack Assorted
Dina Wakley Paints: Buff, Olive, Peacock, Sedona 
Medium Brayer
Archival Inks: Jet Black, Leaf Green 
Plain Envelope

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Woodlands Photo Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, February 19, 2018

Hi everyone, I'm Heather Telford and I have three cards today made with the beautiful new Woodlands Photo Stamp. I maintain that one can never have too many tree stamps so I am very happy to see this new one! 

1. Stamp Woodlands Photo Stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper in versafine vintage sepia. Emboss with clear powder.
2. Brayer wild honey distress ink over panel starting in the sky and moving toward the ground.
3. Brayer spiced marmalade distress ink to cover two thirds of panel
4. Place a negative circle mask over the panel and dab out colour with a damp sponge. Repeatedly dab with water then dry with a paper towel to remove colour from the circle. A pale orange moon will remain.
5. Trim panel to edge of stamped design.
6. Stamp 'woodgrain' background stamp on cream cardbase in versafine vintage sepia. Sponge edges with vintage photo distress ink.
7. Mat woodlands panel in brown cardstock, attach to cardbase.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp 
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versafine vintage sepia ink
Distress Ink: vintage photo, wild honey, spiced marmalade 
Clear embossing powder

1. Stamp Woodlands Photo Stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper in versafine onyx black. Emboss with clear powder.
2. Sprinkle cerulean blue colorburst powder over top of stamped panel. Paint over with water to activate paint.
3. While blue is still wet sprinkle fuchsia powder below blue and blend with water. 
4. Repeat with gamboge, then terre verte and burnt orange over the green. Blend each colour a little with the adjacent colour while still keeping some original colour.
5. Trim panel outside the edge of stamped design.
6. Stamp 'French script' background stamp on black cardbase in versamark ink then emboss in clear powder.
7. Attach woodlands panel to cardbase.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp 
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp 
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versamark ink
Versafine onyx black ink
Colorburst powders:  cerulean blue, fuchsia,  gamboge, terre verte, burnt orange
Clear embossing powder 

1. Place hot pressed watercolour panel in stamp positioning tool against top edge then move ever so slightly down from the edge. (1mm) Stamp Woodlands Photo Stamp in versamark ink.
2. Leave stamp in positioner and push panel up to be flush against the top edge of positioning tool. Stamp again, this time in versafine onyx black ink. Emboss panel in clear powder.
3. Stick a waterproof circle mask ( I die cut mine from frisket film) over the trees where you want the moon to appear.
4. Press broken china, chipped sapphire and black soot distress inks on craft mat to use for painting. 
5. Pick up broken china ink with a paintbrush and paint around the moon. Paint rest of the panel with chipped sapphire ink blending the two blues to make a third blue.
6. Paint area furthest from the moon with black soot ink. Painting over the embossing will reveal a thin line of 'snow' on the branches.
7. Remove circle mask and trim panel to edge of stamped design.
8. Stamp sentiment from 'Trees' set on small piece of hot pressed watercolour paper in black ink. Attach to corner of woodland panel.
9. Mat panel in co-ordinating colour cardstock and attach to white cardbase. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp 
Darkroom Door Trees Rubber Stamp Set 
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versamark ink
Versafine onyx black ink
Clear embossing powder
Distress Ink: black soot, broken china, chipped sapphire
circle die
frisket film

I hope you've enjoyed my ideas! Thanks for stopping by. 

Boat Shed Photo Stamp Projects

Darkroom Door - Friday, February 16, 2018

Hi! Suzz Czosek here to share a variety of fun projects using the new Boat Shed Photo Stamp! The new stamp had me thinking of warm sunny days out on the water. 

My first card uses the new Sunshine stencil and allowed me to create a focal point using the rays of sunshine behind the boat shed.

1. Stamp Boat Shed using black archival ink. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. 
2. Mask image with the stamped mask. Place sunshine rays stencil over masked image. 
3. Sponge yellow die ink over stencil from the shore line up. 
4. Colour the image using watercolour pencils and waterbrush. 
5. Sponge sunshine rays on another piece of white cardstock. 
6. Cut out image and mount on black cardstock. 
7. Line up sunshine rays on main image with background image and cut background rays to fit on card base. 
8. Stamp sentiment with black ink. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. 
9. Cut out sentiment and mount on black cardstock. Using foam tape attach sentiment to main image. 
10. Using foam tape attach main image to background sunshine. 
11. Attach mounted image and background to cardbase. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed 
Darkroom Door Word Block Stamp: Journey 
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Sunshine 
Ranger Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Black Embossing Powder
Watercolour Pencils 

Here's another card using the Sunshine stencil behind the Boat Shed: 

For my next project I created a tag card: 

1. Stamp the boat shed onto white cardstock using black archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. 
2. Stamp the boat shed image onto copy paper with black archival ink. Cut out the boat shed and the dock to use as a mask. (we will use this in a few of the projects, so keep it nearby) 
3. Mix up white acrylic paint with spritz of water to make a runny white mix. Flick that over the stamped image. Repeat until you get a nice spatter of white. 
4. Let paint dry. Place mask over stamped boat shed and dock. You can use re-positionable tape to keep it flat and protecting the stamped image. 
5. Spray Peacock Feathers Distress Stain Spray over the background. Let dry. 
6. Pull up the mask from the image and add red trim and doors using watercolor pencils and waterbrush. 
7. Cut tag from background to desired size. Mine measured 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". 
8. Create card base 1/4" larger from the tag. 
9. Stamp anchor and steering wheel in archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. Cut out using detail scissors. 
10. Stamp sentiment using black archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. 
11. Cut sentiment into tag shape. 
12. Attach tag and elements to top of card with twine. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Sail Away, Simple Sayings Vol. 1
Ranger Distress Stain Spray: Peacock Feathers
White Paint
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Black Embossing Powder
Watercolour Pencil

For this next cad I wanted to create a sunset feel with the boat shed. 

1. Stamp Boat Shed using brown archival ink on white cardstock. 
2. Place Boat Shed Mask over stamped image. 
3. Cut 3 1/2" circle from cardstock. Use the opening left form the die cut to place over the masked boat shed. Mask along the shore line with another piece of paper. 
4. Sponge yellow die ink in the circle to create the sun set behind the boat shed. 
5. Sponge around the edges of the circle with a light orange die ink to add more shading. 
6. Remove circle mask. 
7. Leave mask over boat shed water and shoreline. 
8. Stamp words over background using brown archival ink. Cut out main image to frame on card. 
9. Place the circle die cut over the sponged sunset. Sponge blue die ink around the edges and on the bottom. 
10. Add color and shading on the boat house and the dock using watercolor pencils and waterbrush. 
11. Mount image on cardbase.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed
Darkroom Door Word Block Stamp: Journey
Ranger Distress Ink:  Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey
Watercolour Pencils
Circle Die Cut
Ranger Archival Ink: Coffee

For my last project I wanted to play with a journal page and layering the images to get some ideas for scrapbooking a vacation layout. 

1. Stamp the boat shed using brown archival ink on newsprint paper. Cut the top and sides of the image and tear along the bottom. 
2. Stamp the palm trees using brown archival ink on newsprint paper. Tear edges around image. 
3. Stamp sentiment using brown archival ink on another sheet of newsprint paper. Tear a larger panel to hold both other torn images. 
4. Tear a larger sheet of newsprint to cover all the different pieces. 
5. Smear blue distress oxide ink on craft mat. Spritz with water. Using an acrylic block smear the water and ink to get dots of blue ink on the mat. Place newsprint paper of all images in the ink to pick up spots of blue in the paper. Repeat the process until you get the desired effect on all sheets of newsprint with stamped images and backgrounds. 
6. Repeat the process from the previous step with a light brown ink. 
7. Stamp over the backgrounds using the splatter stamp and dark brown die ink. Randomly stamp to add splatters. 
8. Drip and splatter dark brown distress stain spray randomly over background. 
9. Assemble layers and place on tan background cardstock as base. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed, Palm Trees
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Splatter
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Enjoy Life
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Frayed Burlap, Broken China
Ranger Archival Ink: Sepia
Ranger Distress Stain Sprays: Ground Espresso 

I hope this has you feeling the warm and sunny weather and inspired to ink up the new Boat Shed Stamp! 


Artist Palette Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Hi, it is Godelieve Tijskens today, sharing two projects using the Artist Palette Rubber Stamp Set. I think we all need this set!

On my first card I combined stamps from the Artist Palette set with the small Sunshine Stencil. Here's how I made it:

- Create a background on smooth watercolor paper using Distress Paints and water on a craft sheet. I chose bright yellows. Let dry.

- Sponge the bottom part of the background through the small Sunshine stencil. Archival ink works great on acrylic paint. Ink the edges. The blue ink I used turned green on the yellow background.

- Stamp the palette on smooth cardstock using Archival Ink Shadow Grey and cut out. Stamp the brushes once more, using black ink and cut them out. 

- Make a tiny cut in the palette for the black brushes, and put them in place. Color the brushes with Distress Markers

- Add dots of Enamel Accents to the palette

- Stamp the quote with black ink, and cut apart

- Stamp the large word "ART" from the set onto the palette, to replace "art" from the quote

- Arrange the elements on the background and glue everything in place

- Glue the finished panel onto green cardstock, and then onto a white card.

Supplies I used:
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Artist Palette
Distress Paints: Wild Honey, Mustard Seed
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Sunshine
Archival Inkpads: Shadow Grey, Jet Black, Forget-Me-Not
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Distress Markers
Enamel Accents: Classic Cherry, Cheese Puff, Lemon Twist, Electric Lime, Caribbean Coast, Blue Ribbon, Pink Gumball, White, Black

My second project is a triptych. But the panels could be used separately to create 3 cards. Here's how I made it:

- Score the black cardstock to create a trifold

- Cut 3 pieces of smooth white cardstock to size

- Color the panels, using Distress Paints and ink blending tools

- Stamp the paint tubes, jar and palette with Archival inks. Use several colors to ink the "paint" 

- Add color to the paint tubes, by sponging the same Archival inks through a mask. Cut the tubes out

- Yellow panel: Stamp the lines from the Calendar set using black Archival ink, and "ART" at the top of the panel

- Cut a circle from white cardstock, large enough to stamp the quote on it with black ink. Glue the circle and paint tube in place and adhere the panel to the black card

- Blue panel: Choose a stamp from the Brush Strokes set to stamp the background 

- Glue the jar and paint tubes in place 

- Stamp "create" from the Simply Circles set using Dandelion Archival ink and "ART" with black ink. Cut these out and glue them in place on the blue panel

- Red panel: Stamp the Splatter Background stamp onto the sponged background using Archival ink.

- Glue the paint tubes and palette in place and add some Grunge Marks in black.

Supplies I used:
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Artist Palette, Calendar, Simply Circles, Brush Strokes, Grunge Marks
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Splatter
Distress Inkpads: Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Candied Apple, Broken China
Archival Inkpads: Jet Black, Dandelion, Leaf Green, Carnation Red, Manganese Blue
Ink Blending Tools
Sizzix Tim Holtz Framelits: Stitched Circles

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Artist Brushes Art Journal and Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, February 12, 2018

Hi, it’s Anneke de Clerck here today to share some projects featuring the brand new Artist Brushes Rubber Stamps. In my opinion these beautiful artsy stamps can be used in many ways. I made an art journal spread in my large Dylusions journal and a set of cards using the beautiful brushes from the set. I also created a pattern on a card with only one small stamp from the set.

1. Add a coat of gesso to both pages first. Put the Large Circles Stencil on top of one page and apply light modeling paste through it using a palette knife. Repeat on the other page. Do not put any paste on the edges. Let dry completely.

2. Color the circles with lime paint and let dry. Apply a mixture of cobalt teal paint and glazing liquid to both pages. Wait for 2 minutes and remove most of the glaze layer using baby wipes. Repeat this step using raw umber paint. The glaze gets into all the nooks and crannies, love the effect on the texture paste. 

3. Stamp text to the edges using Distress Oxides Broken China and Cracked Pistachio.

4. Stamp a collection of brushes on white paper with Archival Ink Jet Black and cut out. Color the handles using Distress Ink Weathered Wood and Iced Spruce. Color the bristles using lime and cobalt teal paint. Add details with a white pen. Stamp the Mason Jar Frame Stamp on gesso-ed book text and cut out. Stamp with the Alphabet Texture stamp on top of the jar using Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio. Make a spit in the lid using a cutter and slide the brushes through it as shown.

5. Stamp 2 mini jars on gesso-ed book text, cut out and color randomly with diluted lime and cobalt teal paint. Stamp the words ‘lime’ and ‘teal’ on small tags using stamps from the Alphabet Medley stamp set. Adhere to the jars using hemp cord. 

6. Stamp the Sweet Bloom Line Art Stamp 3 X on gesso-ed book text and cut out. Glue flowers and jars in place as shown. 

1. Stamp 3 backgrounds with the Polka Dots, Checkered and Plaid Background stamp using light blue, lime and pink paint. 

2. Stamp the large brush from the Artist Brushes set 3 X on white paper and cut out. Color the handles with Distress Ink Weathered Wood and Iced Spruce. Color the bristles using pink, light blue and lime paint. Add details with a white pen. Wrap hemp cord around the brushes and glue them in place.

3. Overstamp the background with text from the Artist Brushes set and marks from the Grunge Marks set using Archival Ink Jet Black.

4. Finish the cards off with sculpture flowers and scraps of painted ribbon.


Create a background with the brush strokes stamp from the Artist Brushes set using various colors of Distress Oxide inks. Overstamp with a quote from the Artist Brushes set using Archival Ink Jet Black.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door: Artist Brushes Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door: Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door: Grunge Marks Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door: Alphabet Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door: Mason Jar Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door: Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door: Sweet Bloom Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door: Plaid, Checkered, Polka Dots Background Stamp
Darkroom Door: Large Stencil – Circles
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Cobalt Teal, Raw Umber
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Mermaid, Candy Floss
Golden: Light Modeling Paste, Gesso, Acrylic Glazing Liquid
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxides: Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron
Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Iced Spruce

Thanks for stopping by!


Botanical Script Cards

Darkroom Door - Sunday, February 11, 2018

Hi, I'm Heather Telford and I am happy to be sharing here on the Darkroom Door blog today. I have chosen one of the floral stamps from the new Botanical Script Rubber Stamp Set and coloured it in a couple of different ways. 

1.Stamp flower from Botanical Script set on hot pressed watercolour paper in vintage photo ink. With a small damp watercolour paint brush blend the ink from the outline of the petals into each petal one at a time. 
2 .Press some abandoned coral distress ink on your craft mat. While each petal is wet pick up some abandoned coral ink and drop it into the petal. Blend and with brush and add extra ink in the areas you want darker. Dry petals.
3. Paint the centre of the flower with water to intensify the vintage photo ink. When dry paint the middle with black soot ink.
4. Paint over the leaves and lace with water to intensify the colour.
5. Mat panel with co-ordinating brown cardstock and wrap some linen thread around panel.
6. Attach finished panel to a natural coloured card base.

Supplies used
Darkroom Door Botanical Script Stamp Set
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Vintage photo distress ink
Abandoned coral distress ink
Black soot distress ink
Linen thread

1. Stamp whole flower stamp from Botanical script set on hot pressed watercolour paper in versafine smokey grey ink. Stamp the flower again on a scrap of the same paper making sure to include all the flower; the rest of the image will not be needed.
2. On larger panel stamp sentiment stamp from same set below floral image in versafine smokey grey ink.
3. Paint the flower on the larger panel in broken china distress stain. Let dry. Paint petals of second flower one by one with broken china distress stain and add mermaid lagoon distress stain to darken the petals and add definition. Layer colour until it is intense.
4. Dry panel then paint liquid metal 'Metallic Sky' over the petals.
5. Paint centre of flower with 'wink of luna' black marker taking care to leave centre pattern white.
6. Cut out the painted flower and pop it up over flower on larger panel. Mat panel with co-ordinating cardstock and attach to natural coloured card base.

Supplies used
Darkroom Door Botanical Script Stamp Set
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versafine smokey grey ink
broken china distress stain
mermaid lagoon distress stain
black wink of luna marker
Ken Oliver Metallic Sky liquid metal 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Butterfly Script ATC's and Decoration

Darkroom Door - Friday, February 09, 2018

Hi, it's Helen Chilton here working with the lovely Butterfly Script stamp set. The images are just the right size for ATCs so that's what I created first.

1. Stamp the images in Archival black on glossy card and colour with Distress inkpads. 
2. Cut to size and layer onto kraft cardstock. Add stitching (wobbly in my case!) and white highlighting.

4. Stamp the background in the Distress colours with the butterfly stamp and then overstamp one of the quotes in black. I've added three lines of stitching here.
5. Stamp and colour extra butterflies to all ATC's give dimension.
6. Add white doodling to the text for fun.

For my second project I converted what was a Christmas decoration into a little butterfly house.

1. Paint your house inside and out whatever colours you choose and stamp, cut and colour some butterflies - I used coloured pencils. 
2. Cut a piece for the background and stamp with one of the scripts in Distress inkpads. Add text in black.

3. Assemble house and add details: embossing on the edges, glitter on the butterflies.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Script Rubber Stamp Set
Archival inkpad: Jet Black
Distress Inkpads
White Marker
Coloured pencils
Stickles: Star Dust
Sewing machine

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 


Vintage Colouring with Distress Markers

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Hello! It's Rachel Greig here today sharing a series of cards using the new Butterfly Script and Botanical Script stamp sets. These sets feature collage style images that can be coloured and layered in many different ways which makes them fun and versatile to use! Today I'm using Distress Markers to create a vintage style series of cards. 

Here are two cards using the Butterfly Script stamp set:

You can watch how I have coloured the stamps in this video here: 
As you can see, it's a quick and easy technique with beautiful results! 

Here are two cards using the Botanical Script stamp set: 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Butterfly Script Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Botanical Script Stamp Set
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Distress Markers: Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Victorian Velvet
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia
Specialty Stamping Paper

I hope this inspires you to pull out your markers and create some beautiful cards of your own! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!