Inky Script Background Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here. Today I have 3 cards to share that I’ve made with the new Inky Script Background Stamp. I’m a big fan of the Darkroom Door Background Stamps. I’m using them on a regular base on my cards and other projects. This new Inky Script Background Stamp is a great addition to the collection! 


Instructions:
1. Ink up the big solid flower from the Full Bloom Vol 2 stamp with Distress Ink Twisted Citron. Spray water on top and make several prints on a watercolor panel.
2. Stamp the Inky Script Background Stamp on top using Archival Ink Jet Black.
3. Color the panel by spraying randomly with Dylusions Ink Spray Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise.  Wipe off excess ink with a paper towel. Keep in mind to leave some white space at the edges.
4. Put the small Circles Stencil on top of the panel and spray water on top. The water will react with the ink. Blot off with a paper towel before removing the stencil.


5. Stamp a leaf from the Tropical Leaves stamp set on a scrap of white paper using Dylusions Paint Fresh Lime, Cut Grass and Vibrant Turquoise.
Cut out and adhere to the card using 3D tape. Attach a piece of white cord to the leaf.
6. Stamp a Birthday Wish from the Happy Birthday stamp set using white paint. Make splashes with white paint.
7. Attach the panel to a white top fold card.


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Inky Script Background Stamp on a watercolor card panel using Archival Ink Jet Black. 
2. Color the panel by spraying randomly with Dylusions Ink Spray Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise, London Blue and Cut Grass. Wipe off excess ink with a paper towel. 
3. Cut a small strip of white paper and attach as shown. Stamp a wish from the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps on top using Archival Ink Jet Black.
4. Stamp the flower collage from the Art De Fleur Vol 2 stamp set on watercolor paper using Archival Ink Jet Black. Color the flower with Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron using a water brush. Cut out and adhere to the card using 3D tape.
5. Attach the panel to a top fold card. 


6. To finish the card off set a blue eyelet using the We R Memory


Instructions:
1. To create this one layer card ink up the big solid flower from the Full Bloom Vol 2 stamp with Distress Ink Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon. Spray water on top and make a print on a watercolor card panel. Use the MISTI and repeat adding layers until you’re happy with the result. Stamp 3 flowers on the panel. 
2. Make 3 masks for the flowers by stamping on masking paper and cutting the prints out. Put the masks on top of the green flowers
3. Overstamp with the Inky Script Background Stamp using Archival Ink Watering Can. Remove the masks.
4. Attach the panel to a white top fold card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door: Inky Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door: Tropical Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door: Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door: Art De Fleur Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door: Full Bloom Vol 2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door: Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door: Small Stencil-Circles
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Distress Ink: Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon
Dylusions Ink Spray: Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise, Cut Grass, London Blue
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise, Cut Grass
Ranger Watercolor Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Adventure Awaits Layout and Card

Darkroom Door - Sunday, November 04, 2018

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a layout and a card created using the awesome new Arrows Background Stamp. I have used this versatile stamp in two ways; as a base to anchor my photo and embellishments on my layout and card and also to create matching arrow embellishments.



INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 8½” x 11¾”. Cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 8¼” x 11½” and stick down on the black cardstock piece.

2. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Arrows Background Stamp and apply to the layout.

3. Use the same ink with the ‘Find Your Way’ quote from the Discover Stamp Set and stamp repeatedly on the background letting the ink fade out as you stamp. Use a black paint pen or diluted black gesso to apply some splats over the background. 

4. On an extra piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the Arrows Background Stamp again along with the Filmstrip Border Stamp, negative strips from the Photography Stamp Set, the Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp and the layout title. Fussy cut all images and tear the edges of the Filmstrip Border. Add all elements to the layout.


Here’s a card made in a similar way: 


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 15cm x 22 cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 14.5cm. Apply the Arrows Background Stamp using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Stick down on the black cardstock base.

3. On an extra piece of smooth white cardstock, use the Jet Black ink to stamp the Arrows Background Stamp again as well as the Compass Eclectic Stamp, the Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp, images from the Discover Stamp Set and the title. 

4. Fussy cut all images and add to the card front.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Arrows Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Adventure Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Compass Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Discover Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink Black Soot

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Vintage VW Arrow Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, November 02, 2018

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a couple of vintage VW cards created using the awesome new Arrows Background Stamp. I love the pop of colour against the black and white background of the arrows. 



INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 15 x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10.5 x 14.5cm. Using Jet Black Archival Ink, apply the Arrows Background to this piece. Dry the ink with a heat gun and then colour some of the arrow parts using a neon yellow coloured pencil. Stick this piece down on the card base.

3. Apply a couple of paint splats from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set with Neon Yellow Ink on the right hand side of the background. On a separate piece of white cardstock, apply a stamp from the Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set with the Neon Yellow Ink. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut. Stick down at the bottom of the card front. 

4. On an extra piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the VW Beetle Photo Stamp twice using the Jet Black ink. Dry with a heat gun before applying Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink using a blending tool to one of the Beetles. Fussy cut the inked Beetle as well as the lights and bumper from the extra Beetle. Glue the lights and bumper onto the inked Beetle and add to the card using 3D foam.

5. Stamp the sentiment as well as some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set on the extra white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Dry with a heat gun before fussy cutting each element. Add all elements to the card front using 3D foam under the sentiment.


Here’s another card I created in the same manner but featuring the VW Kombi.



Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Arrows Background Stamp
Darkroom Door VW Beetle Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Kombi Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Viridian
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Cracked Pistachio
Hero Arts Neon Ink Pad Neon Yellow
Typo Neon and Watercolour Colour Pencils

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

4 Ways with Quote Stamps

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hi there, it’s Rachel Greig here today! We have recently released 4 new Quote Stamps and I have a few cards to share with you to show a few ways they can be used! 

The first card uses the Time Machine Quote Stamp: 


Instructions: 
1. Ink up the Spanish Tiles Background Stamp with warm colours of Distress Oxide ink pads and stamp onto a folded cream card. 
2. Swipe the same colours of Distress Oxides onto a non-stick craft sheet and spritz with water. Place a Size 8 tag into the ink and move around to cover the tag. Dry with a heat tool. Repeat to create a few different layers of colour. 
3. Stamp the Time Machine Quote Stamp onto the tag using Archival Jet Black ink. Tie some ribbon through the top of the tag and adhere to the card with foam adhesive. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Time Machine Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Spanish Tiles Background Stamp
Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Bundled Sage, Squeezed Lemonade
Size 8 Mixed Media Distress Tag
Non-stick Craft Sheet

This next quote is one of my favourites, we called it A Thousand Miles: 


For this I stamped directly onto a journal page that had already been painted with various paints and layers. The Spiral Notebook Frame Stamp was stamped onto the page using Archival Jet Black ink and the A Thousand Miles Quote was stamped inside. All of our Quote Stamps will fit inside the Spiral Notebook Frame Stamp which makes it very versatile to use!

Now for some bright colours using the Look For Stars Quote Stamp: 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Pinstripe Background Stamp onto white cardstock and emboss with white embossing powder. Colour in between the lines using Distress Inks and a water brush. (Tap the ink onto a non-stick craft sheet and pick up the ink with the water brush, then colour in the lines). Use different ink colours to create a rainbow. 
2. Stamp the Look For Stars Quote onto white cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink. Stamp the Quote onto a different piece of white card using Vibrant Fuchsia and Forget-Me-Not Archival inks. Trim around the words shown and adhere over the black stamped quote with foam adhesive. 
3. Stamp some stars from the Stars Stamp set using the same coloured Archival Inks. Trim and adhere to the card using foam adhesive. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Look For Stars Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Pinstripe Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Stars Stamp Set
Archival Inks: Jet Black, Forget-Me-Not, Vibrant Fuchsia 
Distress Inks 
Waterbrush 
Non-stick Craft Sheet

This last card uses rich earthy tones for the Days Count Quote Stamp: 



Instructions: 
1. Stamp the clocks from the Tick Tock Stamp Set using a combination of Plum, Sepia and Coffee Archival inks to cover a piece of cream cardstock. Fill in any space with the Tick Tock stamp using Chrome Yellow Archival Ink. Adhere to a piece of brown cardstock then onto a folded plum card. 
2. Stamp the Days Count Quote Stamp onto cream cardstock with Archival Sepia ink. Trim and adhere to brown cardstock. Ink the edges of the card with the Archival Sepia ink by tapping the ink directly onto the card stock. You can see a video of how that is done here.  


3. Adhere panel to card front with foam adhesive to finish! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Days Count Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Tick Tock Stamp Set
Archival Inks: Sepia, Coffee, Plum, Chrome Yellow 

Here’s a video where I share all of the cards and the new stamps here: 


I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Majestic Mountains Christmas Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, October 29, 2018

Hi there, I'm Heather Telford and I am excited to be sharing some scenic cards today featuring mountains and trees from the new Majestic Mountains Rubber Stamp Set. I love tree stamps so I this set was a must for me. All my scenes are snowy because I am heading into winter soon here in Canada but I can see myself creating with these stamps year round.



Instructions: 
1. Splatter masking fluid over cold pressed watercolour paper. Let dry
2. Place torn post-it note mask across panel. Stamp mountain several times in weathered wood distress ink so the base of stamp overlaps the post-reit.
3. Paint sky in dusty concord and tumbled glass distress stains. Add small amount of mustard seed stain close to mountain edges. Dry panel.
4. Place another torn post it note across panel below base of mountains. Stamp trees in chipped sapphire distress ink so trunks of base of trees overlap post it note edge.
5. Blend stamped trees with water to make trees look more solid. 
6. Paint a line of weathered wood distress stain along base of trees to create a snow bank.
7. Paint diluted weathered wood stain into foreground of scene.
8. Remove masking fluid.
9. Stamp sentiment from Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set in chipped sapphire ink


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Majestic Mountains Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Chipped Sapphire
Distress Stains: weathered wood, dusty concord, tumbled glass, mustard seed
Masking fluid
Cold pressed watercolour paper


Instructions: 
1. Splatter masking fluid over hot pressed watercolour paper. Let dry
2. Partially ink mountain stamp in weathered wood distress stain so base is uneven. Stamp across lower half of panel
3. Stamp small tree repeatedly in front of mountains in memento olive grove ink including second generation stamping to fill the space.
4. Stamp large tree in memento olive grove ink overlapping small trees.
5. Paint sky in stormy sky distress stain taking care to paint to the edge of mountains and tree tops. Dry completely
6. Remove masking fluid
7. Add sentiment from Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set in versafine olympia green ink.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Majestic Mountains Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set
Memento ink olive grove
versafine olympia green ink  
Distress Stains: weathered wood, stormy sky
Masking fluid
Hot pressed watercolour paper


Instructions: 
1. Cut circle mask from frisket film and attach to hot pressed watercolour panel
2. Splatter masking fluid over panel. Let dry.
3. Paint water over whole panel.
4. Paint stormy sky distress stain over panel keeping colour darkest in the top half.
5. While panel is still damp stamp large tree from Majestic Mountains set in memento northern pine ink repeatedly over panel using first and second generation stamping for dark and lighter images.
6. Remove moon mask and stamp one more tree to overlap moon.
7. Dry completely then remove masking fluid.
8. Add sentiment from Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set in versafine olympia green ink


Supplies used
Darkroom Door Majestic Mountains Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set
Memento ink northern pine
Versafine olympia green  
Distress Stains: stormy sky
Masking fluid
Frisket film
hot pressed watercolour paper

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Heather

Vintage Style Pine Cone Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, October 26, 2018

Hi there! Autumn Clark with you today to share some holiday cards featuring the beautiful new Pine Cones Stamp Set.



These cards were all made by using a stamp platform and Distress Ink pads to repeatedly stamp in a variety of colors to achieve depth and variation in each image. Careful fussy cutting and layering builds dimension and blends the Robin and Pine Cones stamps into one focal grouping. Take a look at the details.


Here's a one minute video showing how to a framing effect with the Spanish Tile background stamp.


Instructions for the cards: 
1. Follow the video tutorial above to create backgrounds with the Spanish Tile background stamp. (Color Combos: 1. Antique Linen Distress Oxide, Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.  2. Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide, Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  3. Iced Spruce Distress Oxide, Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.)  Tips: Tap heavily onto the edges of the stamp and lightly on the center.  Blot it away the center with a cloth, leaving a little ink remaining. If the center of your panel has too much color, spritz it with water and lift away the color with a cloth. Blending Distress Oxides with Distress Inks creates beautiful oxidized effects. For the second and third colors, don't cover the image entirely so you will get more variation.

2. Use a stamp platform to apply various colors of Distress Ink onto your Pine Cones stamp set and Robin eclectic stamp, spritzing lightly with water between impressions, changing color as needed to produce shadows. 

3. Fussy cut all images, including stamped sentiments from the Yuletide Greetings stamp set.  

4. Glue base images to background panel as shown, then attach Robin and sentiments with foam tape, tucking in a little bundle of thread beneath your birds.  




Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Pine Cones Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Spanish Tile Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Eclectic Robin Stamp
Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick, Gathered Twigs
Distress Oxides: Antique Line, Aged Mahogany, Iced Spruce
Stamp Positioner

I hope you're inspired to try repeat stamping and see what color combinations you can achieve today!

Autumn

Cat Lovers Blog Hop

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 24, 2018

We are excited to be a sponsor for this years Cat Lovers Blog Hop, hosted by Janis at Her Peaceful Garden!  


Each year Janis and her wonderful team host the Cat Lovers Blog Hop to celebrate cats! We are happy to be one of the sponsors for the hop this year, giving away one of our Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamps


Our creative team has created some fabulous cards using the Sitting Cat to share with you. 

These first cards were created by Godelieve Tijskens: 




These next few cards were created by Belinda Spencer: 





There are loads of prizes to be won during the hop, so to be in the running, head over to Her Peaceful Garden to see how you can take part in the challenge! 


Here’s one last tag by Rachel Greig: 


Enjoy the hop! 

Watercolour Nature Walk Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, October 22, 2018

Hi there, I'm Heather Telford and I am happy to be sharing some cards featuring the gorgeous new Nature Walk Stamp Set. The detail is amazing and the sentiment tiny and delicate. When I opened these I was definitely a happy stamper. I created my cards in an artsy style, sometimes adding sharp detail images and sometimes using looser watery images. I hope you enjoy my approach.



Instructions: 
• Splatter masking fluid on hot pressed watercolour paper panel. Let dry
• Spritz water generously over panel but it doesn't have to be fully wet.
• Stamp round topped wildflowers from Nature Walk set in bundled sage and iced spruce distress stains across two thirds of panel. Let dry
• Ink stamp with chipped sapphire, seedless preserves and dusty concord and stamped it several times across the panel. Let dry
• Rub off masking fluid.
• Stamp sentiment from Nature Walk in versamark on co-ordinating cardstock. Emboss in white powder. Pop up on watercolour panel
• Attach panel to white card base.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Nature Walk Stamp Set
Distress stains: bundled sage, iced spruce, chipped sapphire, dusty concord, seedless preserves 
Versamark ink
White embossing powder
Hot pressed watercolour paper
masking fluid


Instructions: 
• Splatter masking fluid on hot pressed watercolour paper panel. Let dry
• Spritz water generously over panel but it doesn't have to be fully wet.
• Spray crushed olive distress stain on glass mat or craft mat. Swipe wet panel through stain and tilt to move colour around.
• Spray  forest moss distress stain  on glass mat or craft mat.   Swipe corner of panel through stain.
• Ink wildflower stamp in rusty hinge distress stain and stamp onto wet panel. Let panel dry completely
• Stamp same wild flower stamp several times on dry panel in versafine clair shady lane ink.
• Rub off masking fluid.
• Mat panel in co-ordinating cardstock and stamp sentiment on same cardstock in versamark, emboss in white.
• Wrap natural twine around panel and attach to cream card base.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Nature Walk Stamp Set
Distress stains: crushed olive, rusty hinge, forest moss
Versamark ink
Versafine clair shady lane ink
White embossing powder
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Rust coloured cardstock
natural twine
masking fluid


Instructions: 
• Splatter masking fluid on hot pressed watercolour paper panel. Let dry
• Spritz water generously over pane
• Drop aged mahogany and victorian velvet distress stain onto wet panel. Tilt panel to move colour across panel.
• With a paintbrush add antique linen distress stain to damp panel. Let dry.
• Stamp grasses in golden meadow versafine clair ink a little up from base of panel
• Stamp grasses in chianti versafine clair ink to cover base of panel and overlap previous stamping. Let dry
• Remove masking fluid
• Wrap twine around panel.
• Mat panel in co-ordinating cardstock and stamp sentiment on same cardstock in versamark, emboss in white.
• Attach panel to cream cardbase.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Nature Walk Stamp Set
Distress stains: aged mahogany,  victorian velvet, antique linen
Versamark ink
Versafine clair golden meadow & chianti inks
White embossing powder
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Burgandy coloured cardstock
natural twine
masking fluid 

I hope you have enjoyed these cards! Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Heather

Yuletide Greetings

Darkroom Door - Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hello friends! Autumn Clark with you today to share some festive cards featuring the new Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set.  



Instructions:
1. Repeatedly stamp the Snow Flakes Eclectic Stamp with Versamark ink onto a watercolor panel and emboss with silver, gold or white embossing powder.

2. Tap craft mat with Distress Oxide ink pad and spritz with water. Dip embossed panel into ink and dry. Repeat with second and third Distress Oxide color, drying between layers. (Color Combos: 1. Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch onto white embossing. 2. Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet onto gold embossing. 3. Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry onto silver embossing.)

3. Stamp sentiment from Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set in coordinating Distress Oxide pad using a stamp platform. Ink and press the image two or three times for vibrancy. Die cut sentiment.

4. Attach foam tape to layered card and adhere metallic thread in loopy bundles onto foam tape, then adhere die cut sentiment.

Here is a one minute video on the Distress Oxide inking process for you to enjoy.


Here's a look at each card individually:





Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Snow Flakes Eclectic Stamp
Watercolour Cardstock 
Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad

I hope these merry makes have sparked your creativity today!  

Autumn

Shape stencil cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Hi there! It’s Rachel Greig here today sharing a series of cards using the new shape stencils! These stencils include the positive and negative shapes for you to create backgrounds and fun designs with ease!

One of the easiest ways to use these stencils is by sponging ink through the shape to create a focal area for your card. 


Instructions:
1. Secure a piece of white cardstock to your craft mat using a piece of washi tape. Lay the shaped stencil over the top and secure down with washi tape too. 
2. Choose a few colours of Distress Inks in the same shade of colour, ranging from light to dark. Starting with the lights colour, sponge inside the shaped area using an ink blending tool. Cover the entire shape with this colour. 
3. Change the foam on your blending tool to the next Distress Ink colour and sponge the ink around the edges, blending it with the first ink colour. Continue to do this with all of the Distress Ink colours you’d like to use, going from the lightest to darkest. 
4. Place the Ferns stencil over the shape stencil and sponge through one of the Ferns using the darkest Distress Ink colour in your background. Repeat so you have two ferns stencilled within the shaped area. 
5. Lift ff the stencils and it will reveal your stencilled shape! 
6. Adhere panel to folded Kraft card and attach a stamped label from the Happy Birthday stamp set. 

Here are some more cards and samples using the other shapes: 




To see how I have created this effect, you can watch this video: 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Circle Set Stencil 
Darkroom Door Oval Set Stencil 
Darkroom Door Square Set Stencil 
Darkroom Door Rectangle Set Stencil 
Darkroom Door Small Ferns Stencil 
Mini Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
Mini Ink Blending Tool 
Mini Ink Blending Foam


Thanks for stopping by! 

Rachel