Birds On Tree Photo Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, August 08, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of Photo Stamps! Today we’d like to share some ideas and cards using the Birds On Tree Photo Stamp.

 

This is a detailed stamp which will stamp beautifully with permanent inks like the Ranger Archival Ink. It can be stamped over coloured backgrounds or you could use different colours of ink over a plain background. Lots of options! Here’s a few ideas: 


This card by Belinda Spencer was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink over a Distress Ink background. Belinda also used the Mesh Background Stamp, Feathers Stamp Set and the sentiment is from the Gum Trees Stamp Set.


This next card by Belinda shows how it can be used for a sympathy card. The circle mask from the Small Circle Stencil Set was used to create a moon in the background. Such a simple yet stunning effect that works so well with this stamp! Other stamps Belinda used were: Splatter Background Stamp, Feathers Stamp Set and the sentiment from the Gum Trees Stamp Set


The Birds On Tree Photo Stamp

can also be used as a border in your journals! Just mask off the top border of the stamp so you only get the trees and it creates a fabulous border! To read the full instructions for all of Belinda’s projects, head over to her blog here.  


Next we have some projects by Connie Mercer: 


Connie has created a wonderful series of cards using this stamp and as they say, great minds think alike as Connie has also used the Feathers Stamp Set at the base of the card! The sentiment is from the Whimsical Words Stamp Set


For this card Connie has stamped the Birds On Tree in 3 different coloured inks and created a filmstrip using the Filmstrip Border Stamp. The sentiment is from the Love Birds Stamp Set. Here are two more cards created in a similar way, but without the filmstrip: 



To see how Connie created these projects, read the full tutorial here.  


I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! If you’d like to see more ideas using Photo Stamps, please check out the Photo Stamps Pinterest Board. You can also find all of our Photo Stamps here.  


Happy creating! 

Abstract 02 Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, August 06, 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 02 Stamp: 



Here is a great card idea from Anneke De Clerck: 


On this card, Anneke has used a resist technique to create a fun background, then added the Cupcake Eclectic Stamp on top. Here you can see how the backgrounds were created before they were made into cards: 


You can read the full tutorial here.   


Next we have some wonderful projects by Connie Mercer. 


Connie has used the Abstract 02 Stamp to create layers in this art journal page. 


This is a great idea to create a border using the Abstract 02 stamp! Connie used a strip of images from the Portrait Inchies Stamp Set over the border. 


Connie has created some bold background prints using the Abstract 02 stamp and coloured the circles in different colours. Very vibrant and fun! 

To read more information on how Connie created these projects, please visit her blog here.  


Next we have some great cards and tag by Robyn Wood: 


A simple border can add a nice touch to a card! Robyn used the Garden Birds and Carved Leaves stamps on this card too. 


Robyn used a gel plate to create the background for this card. Very subtle and adds a nice touch to the card. 


Another great way to add a background element to your tags! You can read more about Robyn’s projects here.  


Here’s another idea from Anneke De Clerck showing how you can create gel printed pages to create a travel journal cover!



How fun would this be to take on your travels!! Here’s a look at how the Abstract 02 stamp looks on your gel plate before making the print: 


So much fun to use! Of course you could use any of the new Abstract Stamps and mix and match to make your own patterns. 

See Anneke's full tutorial 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!  


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


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Candles Eclectic Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 02, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of Eclectic Stamps! One of the new stamps in this release is Candles



This stamp can be used in so many ways, and our Creative Team has had a lot of fun with it, so we have LOTS if ideas to show you! First let’s see what Suzanne Czosek has created:  


Suzz has created some fun gift bags that can be used as little party favours or for gift cards! 



Suzz stamped a tag with the Candles and Emulsion Frame Stamp to put inside the bag and then made a little tag using the Simple Sayings Vol 1 Stamp Set and added it to the bag with some string. The tissue paper inside the bag has also been stamped with the Candles Stamp! So fun! 



These two cards were stamped with the Stars Stamp Set and the Candles Eclectic Stamp. On the second card, Suzz stamped the Candles inside the basic star shape too! Very clever!  


For Suzz’s final card, she has stamped the Candles several times and layered them up with foam adhesive to give it a 3D look. Then added tickles to create a flame for the candles! 

To read more information about all of Suzz’s cards, please visit her blog here


Next we have some wonderful cards by Godelieve Tijskens: 


For this card Godelieve used Make Art Blendable Dye Ink Pads for the background and stamped the Candles over the top. The candles were then coloured in with Distress Markers. The card was finished off with a sentiment from the Birthday Sentiments Stamp! Read more about this card here.  


This is a fabulous shaker card using the Birthday Sentiments Stamp and the Candles Eclectic Stamp in the background, and the Mesh Background Stamp and more candles on the front! Such a fun card to give for a birthday!! Read more about how this card was made here



The candles can also be used with the Birthday Word Block Stamp! Read more about this card here.  

Next we have some fabulous ideas from Anneke De Clerck. The first one shows a pop up card where the candles are used in the centre of the card! 


This is such a fun idea! The Candles stamp was stamped several times in different colours, then trimmed to be put inside the card. Here’s the front of the card: 


And another look inside the card, with the Birthday Small Stamp inside too: 


To read how you can create this pop up card, visit Anneke’s blog here.  



Here’s another idea using the candles inside the Birthday Cake Photo Stamp! Read more here.  



The candles also look great stamped in black over a colourful background! On this card Anneke used a combination of our circle stencils to create the background. The sentiment and balloons are from the Party Time Stamp Set. See more details 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 Eclectic Stamp projects, check out our Eclectic Stamps Pinterest Board!  


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


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Meditation Stamp Set Card Ideas

Stewart Yule - Monday, July 29, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Meditation Stamp Set! This set was designed by Rachel Greig and includes 2 meditation figures, a small and large lotus flower and lots of words and sentiments that can be used together in so many ways! 



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

 

This card by Rachel Greig shows how the figure stamp looks when stamped onto a subtle painted background and layered onto a brighter painted tag. The small lotus flower stamp was stamped onto the book page using a light brown ink. The Scratches Background Stamp was used for the card base to give it a textured look. 

Here are some fabulous cards by Robyn Wood:  


Robyn has stamped the large lotus stamp with Distress Oxide Ink and has used one of the sentiments from the same stamp set.  



For these cards, Robyn has used different sentiments to show how the images can be used for lots of different occasions too. 


Blue is such a calming colour and is perfect to use for these stamps too. Robyn created a few more using this colour scheme to create a set. 



This last card was stamped with Distress Oxide ink then Robyn spritzed the image with water to move the ink around a little to create a watercolour look. 

You can read all about Robyn's cards on her blog here.  


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

Thank You Small Stamp Card Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 26, 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 card ideas using the Thank You Small Stamp: 



Here are some great card ideas from Godelieve Tijskens: 


The Thank You stamp looks wonderful stamped and embossed over a colourful background. Godelieve used flower stamps from the Nature Walk and Grevilleas stamp sets to stamp the background. See more photos and details on Godelieve’s blog here

 

For this card Godelieve has created am ombre background, then die cut a circle from the centre and turned it around to create a positive/negative effect. The Thank You Small Stamp was stamped inside the circle. A clever way to add more interest to your cards! See more details here.  




In this first card Godelieve has sponged ink through the Heart Set stencil and stamped over the top with the Thank You Small Stamp. You can read the full tutorial here.  

These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp will look on your cards! 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! 

Diamond Set Small Stencil Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 22, 2019

Hi there! Today we are sharing two ways to use the new Diamond Stencil Set! This stencil set consists of a diamond shape stencil with the matching solid shape. 

 

There are lots of different ways you can use this stencil set. Here’s a card idea from Godelieve Tijskens: 


Godelieve has sponged ink through the stencil using different Distress Oxide Inks and has created a repeating pattern. She has then used white and black pens to outline the diamond shapes to give them more definition. It’s a stunning way to create a background! 


Godelieve has also used the Typewriter and Pencils Eclectic Stamps, Happy Birthday Sentiments Stamp and Calendar Stamp Set. You can read Godelieve’s full tutorial on her blog here.


This card was created by Rachel Greig and it uses the solid diamond stencil (the loose diamond part of the stencil set). Rachel has brushed black paint onto the stencil and pressed it onto the card front to use the stencil shape as a ’stamp’. It’s a great way to create a painterly shape where you’d like a shape, but are happy with it not being a solid full shape. The painterly effect makes it unique! This technique would work well with any of the shape stencil sets! 

Rachel then finished the card using stamps from the Artist Brushes 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!

Teacups Photo Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 19, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of Photo Stamps! Today we’d like to share some ideas and cards using the Teacups Photo Stamp! 

 

This is a beautifully detailed stamp which can be coloured in various different ways. If you want the most detail out of the stamp, we recommend stamping with permanent waterproof ink, such as Archival Ink (oil based) and then colouring with pencils, watercolours, markers and more. Here’s a few ideas: 


This card by Rachel Greig was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink, then coloured with Distress Inks using a water brush. It is an easy technique that produces some stunning results! The sentiment is from the Cup Of Tea Stamp Set.  

This next card created by Dawn Lewis shows how you can colour the Teacups with pencils. 


Dawn used Prismacolor Pencils to colour the teacups and also used a sentiment from the Cup Of Tea Stamp Set

Next we have some projects by Connie Mercer: 


Connie has created a wonderful art journal page using the Teacups as a part of the background! Connie also used the Large Mesh & Dots Stencils, Wonderful Quote Stamp and Coffee Time Stamp Set




To see how Connie created these projects, read the full tutorial here


I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! If you’d like to see more ideas using Photo Stamps, please check out the Photo Stamps Pinterest Board. You can also find all of our Photo Stamps here


Happy creating! 

Abstract 01 Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 16, 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 01 Stamp


First up we have a clever idea by Belinda Spencer where she has used the Abstract 01 Stamp as stems for the flowers! 


Belinda used flowers from the Carved Flowers and Gardening Vol 2 Stamp Sets, along with the Fallen Leaves Background Stamp to create this card. 

The Abstract 01 stamp is great for adding stamped layers to art journal pages, like Belinda has done in these two art journal spreads: 



Aren’t these amazing!! To read more about Belinda’s projects, please visit her blog here.


Here are some great card ideas from Godelieve Tijskens: 


On this card, Godelieve has used Scribble Sticks to ink up the stamp to create a watercolour effect in the stamping. You can read the full tutorial here.  



For this card Godelieve has created am ombre background, then die cut a circle from the centre and turned it around to create a positive/negative effect. A clever way to add more interest to your cards! See more details here.  



Godelieve has also used the Abstract 01 stamp to add layers to her art journal. Read more about how this page was created here.  


Next we have some wonderful projects by Connie Mercer. Connie has used the Abstract 01 Stamp to create some fabulous bold backgrounds for her cards: 



Connie has stamped the Abstract 01 stamp in two different coloured inks and in different directions to create the background. The shells stamped on top are from the Seashells Stamp Set


Connie has created a more subtle background for this card by using lighter inks. Isn’t it pretty! The stamps used on top are the Artist Brushes and Paint Splats Stamp Sets


Here is an art journal page where Connie has used the Abstract 01 as a part of the background layers. It’s a great stamp to add to your art journal pages! 

To read more information on how Connie created these projects, please 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!  


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


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Cupcake Stamp Card Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 12, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of Eclectic Stamps! One of the new stamps in this release is the Cupcake



Today we have 3 card ideas to share from Belinda Spencer: 


Belinda has used a monochromatic look to her cards and has paired the Cupcake with the Candles Eclectic Stamp, along with the Chevron Background Stamp and Circle Stencil Set. The sentiment is from the Party Time Stamp Set


This next card is made in the same way, but using pink ink colours with the Splatter Background Stamp and Alphabet Medley Stamp for the sentiment. 


For this card Belinda used all three ink colours on the icing of the cupcake and used the Harlequin Background Stamp and another sentiment from the Party Time Stamp Set

To read more details on how these cards were created, please visit Belinda’s blog post 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 Eclectic Stamp projects, check out our Eclectic Stamps Pinterest Board!  


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

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Beautiful Blooms Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Beautiful Blooms Stamp Set! This set was designed by Rachel Greig and includes 4 detailed flower images and 3 sentiments that can be used together in so many ways! 



Our Creative Team had a lot of fun with this set and we have lots to share with you! Let’s start with some projects by Godelieve Tijskens. 


For these cards, Godelieve has used the Short Rectangle Stencil to create a frame for the blooms. You can read the full tutorial here.   



Godelieve has a series called Sunday Scraps, where every Sunday she will create a card out of scraps on her craft table. This card uses strips of cardstock and gel printed pieces and she has stamped the Beautiful Bloom over the top in black ink. See more here.   



This card is a wonderful pop of colour! Godelieve has used different inks to stamp the Beautiful Blooms, then stamped the Birthday Small Stamp and Candles Eclectic Stamp over the top! You can read the full tutorial here.


Godelieve also has a Black & White series on her blog where she creates projects simply in black & white! This is a simple yet stunning tag where the Spanish Tiles Background Stamp is used around the edges of the bloom. Read more here.

Next we have some fabulous projects by Anneke De Clerck:  
 

Anneke has stamped the open bloom several times using Distress Oxide Inks, then masked the blooms to stamp the Checkered Background Stamp over the top. 


This card uses the Arty Triangles Background Stamp in the background. So stunning! Read the full tutorial here.


This set of tags show how striking the flowers stamp over coloured backgrounds! See more photos and details on Anneke’s blog here.  



Here’s a beautiful card showing how the Beautiful Blooms look when stamped with Wendy Vecchi Blendable Make Art Ink Pads. The colours are beautiful! Read more here.

We also have some lovely cards by Connie Mercer:  



Connie has used the Creativity Medium Stencil to sponge a soft background - it looks perfect with the blooms! 


For this card Connie used the Chicken Wire Background Stamp and the Bottles Stamp Set


Connie used the Carved Leaves Vol 1 Stamp Set to create leaves underneath the stamped blooms. Doesn’t it look fabulous!! You can read all about Connie’s cards on her blog here.

As you can see, there are so many ways the Beautiful Blooms 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!