Book List Planner Pages

Darkroom Door - Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a fun planner spread featuring the fabulous new Bookshelf Border Stamp. I wanted to create a page or two in my planner to keep track of all the books I read in a year and this stamp just added the perfect touch.


Instructions:

1. Choose two planner page inserts and stick together at the back using washi tape. Apply the Bookshelf Border Stamp across the bottom of the pages using Jet Black Archival Ink.

2. Apply the Torn Text Background Stamp around the edges of the pages using Watering Can Archival Ink. Doodle a border around the inside edge of this using a black journaling pen.


3. Apply Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink to a stamp from the Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set. Spritz with a little water and add to the top of the left hand page. Repeat for the other page. Use the ‘spotty’ stamp from this set to add some more colour around the pages.

4. Stamp some quotes from the Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set over the pages using Cracked Pistachio and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks.


5. Stamp the title on smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink and the Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set. Fussy cut and add to the pages. Add some freehand borders around each letter/number using the black journaling pen.

6. Stamp a couple of quotes to add to the bottom of each page.


7. Add your books!


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Bookshelf Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Distress Ink: Cracked Pistachio, Hickory Smoke

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own planner book list pages. I wonder how many books you will read this year?!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Artist Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here with you today sharing two cards using the new Artist Brushes and Artist Palette Stamp Sets! I have designed a lot of 'art supplies' stamps over the years and it seems stampers love them and keep requesting more! This time I wanted the stamps to be as large as possible, so they could be used as bold centrepieces for cards or on art journal pages, scrapbooks, mixed media pieces and more. 

I had a lot of fun designing these and now it's even more fun being able to use them! Here is my first card from the Artist Brushes set: 


Instructions: 
1. Choose 3 co-ordinating Archival ink pads (I chose Chrome Yellow, Fern Green and Aquamarine) and stamp the little brushstroke stamp repeatedly all over a piece of white card stock. I started with the Chrome Yellow ink and left some white spaces to allow me to stamp the other colours to fill in the gaps. Distress the edges with a paper distresser and adhere to a folded white card. 

2. Stamp the large paintbrush onto white card stock using Archival Jet Black ink. Lightly colour the handle of the brush with Antique Linen Distress Marker. Trim the brush image with scissors. Squeeze out some paint from Dina Wakley Media Lemon, Lime and Sky tubes of paint to make it look like the brush has been dipped in paint. Allow to dry, and adhere to the front of the card. 

3. Stamp the sentiment onto white card stock with Archival Jet Black ink and trim around the edges. Distress the edges with a paper distresser and adhere to the card with foam adhesive for a little dimension. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Artist Brushes Rubber Stamps
Archival Inks: Jet Black, Chrome Yellow, Fern Green and Aquamarine 
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Lime, Lemon, Sky

Next up is a card using the Artist Palette Stamp Set:



Instructions: 
1. Create a background using Distress Oxide inks on Specialty Stamping Paper. To do this, swipe the inks onto a non-stick craft sheet and ist with water. Place the paper into the ink and move around a little before lifting up. Allow to dry. Adhere to black card stock then onto a folded white card. 

2. Stamp the brushes in jar stamp onto white card stock with Archival Jet Black ink. Swipe some light colours of distress ink onto a non-stick craft sheet and pick up the ink with an aquash brush to colour in the brushes on the image. Repeat until the entire image is coloured to your liking. Trim around the image with scissors and adhere to the card with foam adhesive. 

3. Stamp the sentiment onto white card stock with Archival Jet Black ink and trim around the edges. Adhere to black card stock then onto the card with foam adhesive for a little dimension. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Artist Palette Rubber Stamps
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxide Inks
Specialty Stamping Paper
Aquash water brush 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Rachel

Vine Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Hello, it is Anna-Karin Evaldsson here today sharing an art journal page made with the new Vine Border Stamp. I love these big border stamps since they are full of potential for fun techniques. The stamps are 11.8 inches long, and are therefore perfect for scrapbooking layouts, or, as in my case, for art journaling. At the same time, they will work just as well for cardmaking and other smaller projects too. 


I wanted the ivy to take centre stage on my art journal page and decided to stamp it repeatedly to let it almost flow down the page from the top left. The page was done on a cotton-rag watercolour paper in my Dina Wakley Media Journal. The technique works best on watercolour paper, but you can try other surfaces too.


I worked on a page that I had previously coloured with Infusions Coloured Stains, for a soft watercolour background. You can also use watercolour paint or Distress Ink. If you use Infusions, mist lots of water on the page before and after sprinkling it with the Coloured Stains and dab off some of the colour with a paper towel.


Ink the Vine Stamp up with Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss. Mist it repeatedly with water before stamping. Leave the stamp in place for a few seconds to give the ink time to transfer to the paper. Experiment with the amount of water. I tried to get some of the impressions more detailed and others more dissolved. Repeat until you are happy with the look.


When the ink is dry, you can add shadows and extra details with a Forest Moss Distress Marker.


Randomly stamp the French Script Texture Stamp here and there on the page with brown ink.


I really love this Wander quote and stamped it on natural sticky-back canvas. Cut out the words and ink the edges.


Glue the sentiment to the page with Matte Medium. As you can see, the stamping picks up the texture of the canvas.


A word from Gum Trees stamp set was also stamped on canvas, cut out and inked. The butterflies were die cut from another piece of blue Infusions coloured watercolour paper, just to give more life to the page.


I also splattered the page with a blue and a brown Dina Wakley Scribble Stick. The opaque colours contrast nicely with the watercolours. Just dip the Scribble Stick in water and flick a paint brush against the tip to create splatters.

Adding some details and shadows with a marker gives interest and dimension to the watercolour stamping. You can also dissolve the lines with water if you would like to, but I left them as they were.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Vine Border Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Wander Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Gum Trees Rubber Stamps
Ranger Dina Wakley Media Journal
Ranger Natural Sticky-Back Canvas
Canson watercolour paper
Ranger Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Ground Espresso
Ranger Archival Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Palette
Ranger Distress Marker: Forest Moss
Ranger Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Coloured Stains: Paper Artsy Infusions: Golden Sands, A Bit Jaded
Sizzix Tim Holtz Dies: Tiny Shapes
Ranger Distress Matte Medium

The Vine Border stamp looks really nice with a watercolour stamping effect, but it also has amazing detail, which you will see if you stamp it without misting with water and / or with a different ink.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you so much for looking.

Happy stamping!
Anna-Karin

Harry Potter Bookshelf Layout

Darkroom Door - Monday, March 12, 2018

Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a layout featuring the fabulous new Bookshelf Border Stamp. This is just the coolest stamp for adding wonderful detail to layouts, cards, art journal pages and more. Here I have incorporated the stamped image as an anchor for the Open Book Frame Stamp as well as a silhouette photo of my son reading one of his Harry Potter books.


Instructions:
1. Crop a piece of black cardstock to 8½" x 11¾" to form the base of the layout.

2. Crop a piece of smooth white cardstock to 8¼" x 11½". Choose some Distress Oxides and squish the pads onto a heat resistant craft sheet. Spritz with water and then place the smooth white cardstock onto the colour. Remove (swiping it slightly through the ink) and dry with a heat gun. Repeat this process, drying after each inking, until you are happy with the result (or you have run out of ink!). Stick down on the black cardstock base.

3.Stamp a quote from the Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set over the background using one of the Distress Oxide inks that was used to create the background.

4. Stamp the Bookshelf Border Stamp onto a separate piece of smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Fussy cut and stick down on the background.

5. Stamp the Open Book Frame Stamp on another piece of smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Stamp the Torn Text Background Stamp over the top using the same ink. Fussy cut and add to the layout along with some torn book paper (NOT from a Harry Potter book!) and some die cut/fussy cut images relating to the theme of the layout.

6. Stamp the title using the Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set and a co-ordinating Distress Oxide ink. Also stamp some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set using co-ordinating Distress Oxide Inks. Fussy cut all images and add to the layout.

7. Add a stamped quill from the Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Bookshelf Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Open Book Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Oxide: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey


I hope you have fun playing with this stamp and creating some layouts for the bookworm in your life.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda
 

Seashells Border Stamp Art Journal

Darkroom Door - Friday, March 09, 2018

Hello Darkroom Door friends, Fiona Paltridge here with you again to share an art journal page I have created featuring the new Seashells Border Stamp. Last time I was sharing with you, I created a layout using the Polka Dot Circle stencil and right at the end of the video you saw me "cleaning off" my stencil into my art journal. Well this is the basis of my next creation. I often clean off my stencils and stamps into my journal and then when it comes time for me to create a little something i can open it up and already have some inspiration in a background.



And this was exactly that, I opened my journal and was immediately inspired to create an "Ocean" scene. The video below shows you how I went about this and created some textured stamping and some stamping with spray inks! The Darkroom Door stamps are of such high quality that they really don't mind if you try out something a little less conventional and if anyone is going to do something non conventional .... it'll be me. It's the best way to play!



Watch the video here: 
 
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Large Stencil - Polka Dots
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Grunge Marks 
Darkroom Door Border Stamp: Seashells
Darkroom Door Acrylic Stamp Block: 315mmx65mm
Ranger Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Ranger Dylusions Spray
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger Dylusions Art Journal - 8x8"
Modelling Paste or Heavy gesso
White card stock

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Fiona
 
 

Butterflies Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, March 08, 2018

Hello! Autumn Clark with you today to share a couple of encouragement cards using the new Butterflies Small Stencil. I’ve enjoyed using different mediums with these stencils to create unique layering effects.


Instructions:

To start, I dipped a watercolor panel in a variety of Distress Inks to create a grungy background.

Next I used the open stencil and sponged a mix of Vintage Photo and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides.

Then I spritzed the sponged butterfly and let the inks bleed down the page.

I lined up the image and taped the stencil down, then added the detail stencil back in place. I applied modeling paste through the stencil. As the paste dries, it will lift some of the sponged ink and tint the paste.


I added a few strips of tissue tape to frame my sentiment from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set, which I stamped in Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto scrap inky paper. I stamped circles from the Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set and the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp in Watering Can Archival Ink randomly along the background.


Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Butterflies Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set 
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap
Distress Oxides: Vintage Photo, Iced Spruce
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Tissue Tape
Archival Ink: Watering Can

For the second card I used followed the same techniques with light and springy colors. 


Instructions:

I dipped a watercolor panel in a variety of Distress Inks to create a light watercolor background.

I sponged Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide through the open stencil.

Next, I lined up the image and taped the stencil down, then added the detail stencil back in place. I applied modeling paste through the stencil. When the paste was dry, I sponged it with Antique Linen Distress Oxide for contrast.


I stamped the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp at the top of my panel, then used the second detail butterfly from the small stencil set to do a monoprint. To do this, I applied Evergreen Bough Distress Ink directly to the stencil and spritzed it with water, then used it as a stamp. This gave me three different butterfly images to fill my card.

I added a few strips of tissue tape to frame my sentiment from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set, which I stamped in in Evergreen Bough Distress Ink onto scrap inky paper.


Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Butterflies Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Pumice Stone, Evergreen Bough, Antique Linen
Distress Oxides: Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Tissue Tape


I hope you’re inspired to play with this gorgeous stencil! Thanks for dropping by today! 

Autumn

Boxes 12 Up

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Hi there! It's Liesbeth Fidder here today to share two cards using the Boxes 12up Frame Stamp and matching stencil. I am showing two different ways you can use it. Here is the first card: 



Instructions: 
I stamped the Boxes 12 up Frame Stamp with black ink on a piece of white cardstock. Using the matching stencil, I sponged with Distress inks Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral and Aged Mahogany through the stencil into the boxes. I stamped (through the stencil) the Compass Eclectic Stamp and Flourish Texture Stamp using the same colours of Distress ink. With a 1 inch punch, I punched out 12 squares out of sticky masking paper and masked the squeres. I stamped the French Script Background Stamp several times with black ink. I removed the masks. On a seperate piece of white paper I stamped the text 'The journey is the reward' from the Journey Word Block Stamp and the globe from the Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp and cut them out. I glued the words on a small piece of black paper and added it onto the card with glue. I finished this card with black, yellow and dark red cardstock.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Stencil 
Darkroom Door Compass Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Flourish Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Journey Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp
Distress Inks: Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral, Aged Mahogany
Archival Ink: Jet Black
1" square punch

Here is my next card: 


Instructions: 
First I stamped the Boxes 12 up Frame Stamp onto white cardstock with black ink. Using the stencil, I laid it off centre to the stamped squares and sponged the card with Distress inks Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon and Wild Honey. I sponged it part by part and started every time in a corner, and I moved the stencil until the background was completely covered with the stencil. I sponged one corner of each square with a bit of Chipped Sapphire, using the stencil. After that I masked the squares with masking paper and stamped the images from Seashells and Sail Away stamp sets. I finished with some highlights using a white gel pen. I glued it onto a white card.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Stencil 
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Sail Away Rubber Stamps
Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Wild Honey, Chipped Sapphire
White gel pen

I hope you like these ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Liesbeth 

Polka Dots Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, March 05, 2018

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some projects featuring the new small Polka Dots stencil. This stencil has a very beautiful and interesting design. It’s different from other dots stencils because of the beautiful extra lines inside the dots.

Below I’m sharing 3 techniques using the small Polka Dots stencil to create backgrounds for cards. But of course you can use parts of the stencil in combination with paint to create layers on your cards or art journal pages as well.

On the first card I’ve used the ‘stamping with a stencil’ technique. The result is a reverse print of the stencil. Love the outcome!


Instructions
1. Ink up the Polka Dots stencil with Distress Oxides Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral. Stamp with the inkpads directly on the stencil. Spray water on top with a mini mister and put a watercolour card panel on top. Rub over the panel with your hands and wait a few seconds before removing it to let the ink soak into the paper.

2. Stamp randomly with the Alphabet Texture Stamp using Archival Ink Jet Black. 

3. Stamp a flower from the Etched Flowers set on a paper scrap using Distress Oxides Worn Lipstick and Carved Pumpkin. Cut out and decorate with machine stitches.  Stamp a birthday wish from the Happy Birthday set to the bottom corner. Fold 2 tabs from painted ribbon and attach tabs and flower to the card with 3D tape.

To create the background of the second card I used the new Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray by Ranger. The Resist Spray is a textured spray that dries clear and is water resistant.


Instructions
1. Work on a protected area because the spray is very difficult to remove from f.i. a craft sheet.  As Tim Holtz recommends I made a spray box from a cardboard box. The upright sides of the box prevent the spray from flying all around and damaging things on your worktable. Put a panel of watercolour paper in the box, lay the stencil on top and spray through the stencil with the resist spray. Rinse the stencil immediately with water. 

Let the sprayed layer dry, it only takes a few minutes.


2. Spray Distress Spray Stains Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron on top.  Move the panel to blend the colours. Let dry.

3. Stamp a flower from the Fine Flowers Vol 2 set on a scrap of watercolour paper. Colour the print with Distress Ink Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon using a water brush. Cut out. Stamp the flower one more time - straight onto the background - in order to retain all the details of the stamped image.  Glue the coloured flower on top of this print.

4. Finish the card off with a sentiment from the Simple Sayings stamp set. 

On the following cards I used the Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium ‘Crazing’ by Ranger. This medium is a crackle gel and dries translucent with a subtle crackle matte finish. 


Instructions
1. Apply Crazing Medium through the Polka Dots stencil using a palette knife. Let air-dry.


2. Scribble on the background with various colours of Distress Crayons. Use a wet brush or your finger to blend the colours. 

3. Stamp the birds on white stamping paper, cut out and adhere to the background.

4. Punch 2 circles out of paper scraps and make a small hole in each circle using a Crop-a -Dile. Stamp a birthday wish from the Happy Birthday set on the pink circle.

5. Wrap black thread around the card and attach the circles as shown.

To make this final card create the same background as for the previous card using different colours of Distress Crayons.


1. Stamp the car and text with Archival Ink Jet Black on white stamping paper and cut out. Colour the back window of the car with Distress Ink Weathered Wood using a water brush. Stamp the leaves from the Carved Leaves Vol 2 using Distress Oxides and cut out. 

2. Wrap black thread around the card and assemble as shown.

Supplies used
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Polka Dots
Darkroom Door Etched Flowers Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Carved Birds Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Alphabet Texture Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxides: Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin
Distress Inks: Weathered Wood, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Crayons: Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Spray Stains: Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium Crazing  
Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray 


Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Starry Night Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Saturday, March 03, 2018

Hi, Godelieve Tijskens here, sharing 2 cards I made using the Small Starry Night Stencil.
 



On the first card I used the stencil to create a starry background.
 

I have chosen Carved Pumpkin and Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide inks to sponge a background onto smooth watercolor paper.  I applied several layers to get intense colors. I used my heat tool to dry the ink completely before the next step.
 

I switched colors to sponge the stars through the Small Starry Night stencil using mini ink blending tools.
 

To cut the tag I used a Sizzix die.  
 

Words and brushes from the Artist Palette stamp set were stamped with black Archival ink onto the tag. I inked the edges with black ink and attached black ribbon and twine to the top. The starry background was glued onto a white card. To put the tag in place I used 3D foam tape.
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Starry Night
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Artist Palette
Distress Oxide Inkpads: Carved Pumpkin, Evergreen Bough
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Mini Ink Blending Tools
Sizzix Die: Tim Holtz Alterations Tag & Tie
 
On this next card I used the stencil to create a starry sky. 

 
First I applied light modeling paste using the small Mesh stencil and a plastic card. I avoided the top left corner, for the stars. After the paste had dried I applied a coat of gesso. I painted this piece with Dylusions Paints Chopped Pesto and Periwinkle Blue.

While the paint was still wet I have put the Small Starry Night stencil in place and used a baby wipe to lift the paint in the top left corner through the stencil. Gesso makes it easy to lift the paint.
 
The car and words from the Classic Cars set were stamped with black Archival ink. I heat embossed these with clear embossing powder.  Archival ink can be embossed if you work quickly. The car was cut out, and adhered to the background with 3D foamtape. The panel got a black mat, and was glued onto a white card.
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencils: Starry Night, Mesh
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Classic Cars
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Gesso
Dylusions Paints: Periwinkle Blue, Chopped Pesto
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Clear embossing powder
Baby wipes 
 
I hope you enjoyed my ideas! Thanks for stopping by.

Godelieve

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:



Instructions:

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.


Instructions:

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
Gesso
Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Distress Oxide ink: Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet
Archival ink: Cobalt, Vermillion, Jet Black

Washi tape
Versamark
Gold embossing powder

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