Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hi, it's Belinda Spencer here today to share three cards featuring the gorgeous new Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp. This is such a cute stamp and I have used it in three very different ways.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock 15cm x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10.5cm x 14.5cm. Apply the Abstract Triangles Background Stamp to this piece using Jet Black Archival Ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Select the zebra stamp from the Wild Africa Vol. 1 Stamp Set and ink just the grassy area with Leaf Green Archival Ink. Stamp at the bottom of this cardstock piece. Apply some other weeds from the Home Sweet Home Stamp Set using the same Leaf Green ink. Use an ink blending tool to apply some Peeled Paint Distress Ink to this area.
4. Apply Aquamarine Archival Ink to the Scratches Background Stamp and stamp in the 'sky' area of the card front. Use the ink blending tool to apply a combination of blue Distress Inks. Flick some water over the surface and allow to dry. Stick down on the Abstract Triangles piece.
5. Stamp the seaweed from the Under The Sea Stamp Set onto scrap white cardstock using the Leaf Green ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front. Use Distress Inks to stamp two flowers from the Gardening Vol. 2 Stamp Set. Fussy cut and add to the card.
6. Stamp the Sitting Cat onto scrap white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Colour in with watercolour pencils and use a wet paintbrush to blend the pencil marks. Dry with a heat gun before fussy cutting. Add to the card front using 3D foam.
7. Stamp three of the smallest butterfly from the Butterflies Stamp Set on white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Colour with watercolour pencils as per the cat. Once dry, fussy cut and add to the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Abstract Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Under The Sea Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gardening Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Jet Black, Leaf Green
Distress Ink: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey
FABER-CASTELL Watercolour Pencils


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 15cm x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10.5cm x 14.5cm. Apply the Abstract Triangles Background Stamp to this piece using Jet Black Archival Ink. Ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9cm x 13cm. Use the zebra stamp from the Wild Africa Vol. 1 Stamp Set and ink just the grass with the Jet Black ink. Stamp at the bottom of this piece. Also add some weeds from the Home Sweet Home Stamp Set using the same ink. Hand draw a border around this piece using a black journaling pen. Stick down on the card front.
4. Stamp the Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp on another piece of smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam.
5. Stamp three small butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set as well as the quote from the Wild Africa Vol. 1 Stamp Set onto the scrap white cardstock using Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card.
6. To create the speech bubble you can start with a chipboard one and cover it with white cardstock stamped with the cheetah head from the Wild Africa Vol. 1 Stamp Set. Or you could create your own hand drawn speech bubble. Add to the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Abstract Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink Black Soot


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp to this piece using Plum Archival Ink. Use an ink blending tool to apply Seedless Preserves Distress Ink all over this piece. Ink the edges with the same ink. Stick down on the card front.
3. Apply the Regal Frame Stamp onto white cardstock using embossing ink. Heat set using gold embossing powder. Use the ink blending tool to apply Aged Mahogany Distress Ink to this piece. Fussy cut around the outer frame. Stick down on the card front using 3D foam.
4. Stamp the Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp onto smooth white cardstock. Colour in with watercolour pencils. Use a soft wet paintbrush to blend the colours. Once dry, fussy cut the cat and add to the card front with 3D foam.
5. Stamp a fish from the Under The Sea Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Hand draw a speech bubble around it using a black journaling pen. Fussy cut and add to the card. Stamp the bubbles from the same stamp set using the Jet Black ink. Cut out the two largest bubbles and add to the speech bubble above the cat's head.
6. Stamp the same fish again and fussy cut the head and tail only. Stick down on white cardstock and draw the bones between them. Fussy cut and add to the card. Stamp a sentiment using the Alphabet Medley Stamp Set and add to the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Regal Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Under The Sea Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Plum
RANGER Embossing Powder Princess Gold
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Ink: Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Seedless Preserves

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have been inspired by my cards using the Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp.

Cheers

Belinda

Mini Mason Jar Shaker Card

Darkroom Door - Monday, May 22, 2017

Hello crafty stamping people! Teresa Abajo here with a shaker card idea and two more cards using the new Mini Mason Jar Eclectic stamp

This stamp appealed to me immediately - a smaller version of an old favourite, the Mason Jar Frame Stamp, and which crafter doesn't love mason jars? I thought it would be fun to create a shaker card: 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Mini Mason Jar onto a 9 x 13.3 cm piece of white card using black ink. Carefully cut out the parts of the jar that would be glass.
2. Stamp a few little stars in Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink, then spatter some Broken China here and there. Stamp some script under the jar using the Broken China ink.
3. Adhere a piece of clear acetate to the back of the cut out, then outline the space using foam mounting tape. Apply the foam tape as close as possible to the hole without going over it. The foam tape will be what keeps the sequins in place, so make sure to close off any gaps when you make your little corral.
4. Add a mixture of sequins to the corral BEFORE removing the backing paper from the foam tape. This prevents any sequins from sticking to the tape.
5. Again using Broken China Distress Oxide ink, stamp the Dots Texture stamp onto 9.5 x 13.8 cm piece of white card, then spritz with water. Allow the ink to spread over the piece, adding more ink to the edges as necessary. When completely dry, remove the backing paper from the foam tape and adhere this piece over the cut out jar, lining the edges up carefully.
6. Mount this onto a 10 x 14.3 cm piece of white card, then onto a white card.
7. Stamp Happy Birthday onto a piece of card with some Broken China Distress Oxide wash on it using Magenta ink, then adhere to the card over the jar.
8. Create a banner using twine and washi tape and adhere to card under the jar.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Champs Elysee Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Oxide ink: Broken China, Fossilized Amber
Archival ink: Jet Black, Magenta Hue
Sequins
Foam tape
Washi tape
Twine

This next sample is a seaside themed tag that can be used as a gift tag or be placed on the front of a card:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Mini Mason Jar using black ink and cut out.
2. Stamp seaweed and the shell inside the jar using Distress Inks.
3. Stamp the Woodgrain Texture stamp toward the bottom and the quote toward the top of a piece of kraft cardstock, leaving room to adhere the mason jar image underneath.
4. Stamp a tag from the Tags stamp set using Watering Can Archival ink, then stamp a portion of the French Script Background stamp on it before tying it to the top of the jar with some twine.
5. Mount this onto some black cardstock, then onto a white piece. Punch a couple of circles of cardstock and adhere them to the top of the tag for reinforcement. Punch a hole in these and tie some twine through it.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Seaside Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tags Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Distress inks: Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap, Spiced Marmalade
Archival inks: Jet Black, Watering Can, Vermillion
Twine 

This next idea came to me when I looked at one of my craft shelves - a bunch of jars holding all sorts of goodies:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Mini Mason Jar onto a 13.8 x 9.5 cm piece of white cardstock three times using Watering Can Archival ink. Stamp it another couple of times onto a spare scrap of cardstock. These are the spares that will be cut out later.
2. Create a mask using a Post-It®Note, and use a few different stamps to put things into each jar.
3. Colour the images in with the new Scribble Sticks, then cut the two spares out and mount them onto the card front. I tied a little twine around the top of one of the jars.
4. Stamp the sentiment onto the top right hand corner before mounting this piece onto some black cardstock then onto a white card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Fruit Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Buttons Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Sewing Spools Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Background Stamp
Archival ink Watering Can
Dina Wakley Media - Scribble Sticks
Twine 

Thanks for looking. I hope you've enjoyed my samples with this cute little stamp!

Teresa
 


 

Texture Stamp Art Journal Pages

Darkroom Door - Friday, May 19, 2017
Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here with you today, sharing some art journal pages using the latest Texture Stamps. One of the things I love about Texture Stamps is how you can use them to add details and layers to your projects. They can be used in a subtle way, just as a hint in the background, or they can be used as a more dominant part of the page, depending on what your project calls for! 

Here I have 6 art journal pages to share, showing how the Texture Stamps can be used in the background, but still bringing detail to the pages. 

This first page shows how the Map Texture Stamp creates a vintage background for the page: 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Map Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Journey Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Montmartre Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
Distress Crayons
Distress Inks
Tim Holtz dies

For this next page, I've used the Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp:


Although you may not be able to see it in the photo, the Corrugated Iron was stamped with Brilliance Copper ink so it has a metallic sheen to it. Looks great in real life with the Steampunk theme! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
Book pages
7Gypises tissue wrap
Distress Crayons

Next up I paired the Alphabet Texture Stamp with the Typewriter Collage Stamp. I like it when layers relate to each other. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Alphabet Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Typewriter Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia
Distress Inks
Distress Spray Stain: Antiqued Bronze
Tim Holtz Dies

For this next page, I could have used the Alphabet Texture Stamp, it would have worked well with the book theme, but instead I used the Numbers Texture Stamp to go with the 'time' theme of the quote. 


I do love how the Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp adds that extra element - coffee and books together are an ideal combination! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Numbers Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Clocks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Book Stack Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia, Coffee

Now for something a bit more colourful! This one uses the Triangles Texture Stamp:


I started this page by collaging old sewing patterns onto the background and noticed the little notches on the pattern. The Triangles Texture Stamp follows that idea. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Triangles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Art de Fleur Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Oxide ink pads
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black

Lastly, here's a page using the Postage Stamps Texture Stamp:


I went with a letter theme for this one, perfect for the Postage Stamps! 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Postage Stamps Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Criss Cross Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Chevron Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Love Letters Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Ornate Elements Rubber Stamp Set
Dina Wakley Paints
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia, Coffee
Distress Inks
Waterbrush

Hope you have enjoyed these ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

A Moment in Time Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hello, it is Anna-Karin here with you today, sharing an art journal page made with the new Stunning Camera Eclectic Stamp. I love photography and old cameras, and this vintage camera stamp is really wonderful, and works for so many different types of projects. It is great for both cardmaking, art journaling and scrapbooking.


I wanted more than one impression of the camera on my page and got the idea of stamping it four times, using the four inks in Tim Holtz Mixed Media Palette. The detail in this stamp is really amazing and as you can see, it looks great in a variety of shades, and doesn’t just have to be stamped in black. A blue, orange or pink camera would look awesome too. For my project, I worked in my Dina Wakley Media Journal, on a burlap page. The journal has watercolour, burlap, canvas and kraft pages. It’s a really fun journal.


Start by stamping the camera four times with the four colours in Tim Holtz Archival Ink Mixed Media Palette. I used Specialty Stamping Paper, since it picks up details really great, but you can also use other papers. 


Cut the cameras out and ink the edges with Ground Espresso.


The Photography set works great together with the Camera Eclectic stamp. Stamp words and a sentiment on tags die cut from inked manila cardstock. I found the inked paper in my scrap box and think it was inked with Antique Linen and Pumice Stone. Ink the edges with Ground Espresso.


Stamp the Filmstrip Border stamp on acetate and cut out.


Staple the filmstrip to the burlap and layer the cameras on top. I glued the cameras with Matte Medium. 


Glue the tree small tags to the upper edge of the page. If you want to you can add some string to them too.


One thing I really like with this camera stamp is that it has a fair amount of white space, which you can colour if you’d like to. I didn’t do that here, but you can easily add colour to this camera.


I sometimes like to use photos in my art journals, and here I picked a teenage one of myself, which I also thought worked good together with the sentiment.


I wanted another fabric element on the page and cut out a studio photo background from one of Tim Holtz’s Eclectic Elements fabrics. 


I added Design Tape and Small Talk sticker to finish the page.

Supplies:
Darkroom Door Camera Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Border Stamp
Ranger Dina Wakley Media Journal
Specialty Stamping Paper
Mixed Media Cardstock
Tim Holtz Mixed Media Palette Ink Pad
Ranger Distress Ink: Ground Espresso, Pumice Stone, Antique Linen
Tsukineko: Stazon Jet Black
Dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz: Tag Collection Framelits
Ranger Distress Medium Matte
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Small Talk Stickers, Vintage Design Tape; Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements Fabric

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thank you so much for looking.

Happy stamping!

Anna-Karin

Collaged Dandelions Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, May 15, 2017
Hi, it’s Anneke de Clerck here. Today I have two cards to share that I’ve made with the new Dandelions Eclectic Stamp. I’m very fond of flower stamps, use them very often on all kinds of projects. I’m sure this beautiful Dandelions stamp will become a new favourite of mine!


Instructions
1. Create a big flower on the right by sponging lime paint through a Stencil Girl Products Stencil.
2. Add small squares randomly by applying orange paint through a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil. 
3. Stamp text using parts of the Friendship Word Block stamp and light blue paint. Make sure to overlap the previous layers and to leave enough white space while proceeding.
4. Make fuchsia dots by sponging Fluorescent Magenta through a Dina Wakley Media Stencil. Scribble on the dots with a white pen.
5. Stamp tiny dots with the Dots Texture Stamp and pink paint.
6. Use the MISTI to stamp the Dandelions on the painted background.
7. Add black and white marks as shown with Posca pens.
8. Finish the card off by making white splashes. 


Supplies
Darkroom Door Dandelions Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Friendship Word Block Stamp
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Linen
Dina Wakley Media Stencil: Paint Comb-Circles
Stencil Girl Products Stencil: S296 Bautista
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime
Royal Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Persian Rose, Azo Orange, Sky Blue Light
Golden: Fluorescent Magenta
Archival Ink: Jet Black


Instructions
1. Create a background by collaging random papers to the card panel using Matte Medium. I used Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap Postale, vintage book text, patterned tissue paper and postage stamps.
2. Apply a small amount of heavy gesso on top using a pallet knife. Do not cover the collage entirely.
3. Add lime and light blue paint randomly, spray water on top and let the paint drip.
4. Overstamp that background using the Plaid and Flower Garden Texture Stamp, pink and orange paint. 
5. Stamp parts of the Dandelions Eclectic Stamp randomly with white paint.
6. Stamp flowers using a stamp from the Fine Flowers Vol 2 set.
7. Add black stamping with stamps from the Correspondence set.
8. Use the MISTI to stamp the Dandelions with Fluorescent Magenta. Overstamp with Archival Ink Jet Black.
9. Add white details with a Posca pen.


Supplies
Darkroom Door Dandelions Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Plaid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Flower Garden Texture Stamp
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Tissue Wrap Postale
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Sky Blue Light, Titanium White, Persian Rose, Azo Orange
Golden: Fluorescent Magenta
Archival Ink: Jet Black

Thanks for stopping by!
Anneke

Layered Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hi, it's Belinda Spencer here today to share my projects featuring the fabulous new Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp. I love this sweet stamp so much and have used it on four cards. On the first card I have used it on its own but on the remaining cards I have teamed it up with the Mason Jar Frame Stamp. They were made for each other!


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock 15cm x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10.5cm x 14.5cm. Apply colour to the Harlequin Background Stamp using the Scarlet Red Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pen. (You could also use Distress Ink for this). Spritz with a little water and apply to the cardstock piece. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9cm x 13cm. Colour a stamp from the Bold Blossoms set with the Scarlet Red pen as well as the Nougat pen. (Again, you could use Distress Inks for this). Spritz with water and apply to the cardstock piece. Scribble the pens onto an acrylic stamping block and pick up the colour with a soft wet paintbrush to flick the colour over this piece. Stick down on the card front.
4. Apply the Mini Mason Jar stamp onto some white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Choose a stamp from the Foliage Stamp Set and colour with the same pens (or Distress Inks). Spritz with water and stamp inside the mason jar. Fussy cut the jar and add to the card front using 3D foam.
5. Stamp three butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set and colour with the pens. Fussy cut and add to the card front. Stamp a sentiment and add that to the card too.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Harlequin Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bold Blossoms Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Foliage Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
FABER-CASTELL Stamper's Big Brush Pens: 118 Scarlet Red, 178 Nougat


Instructions: 
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 16cm x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10.5cm x 15.5cm. Apply Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink to the Splatter Texture Stamp, spritz with water and stamp on the edge of this piece. Repeat until the edges are covered. Ink the edges of this piece with the same ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9cm x 14cm. Apply Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks to a stamp from the Watery Washes Stamp Set. Spritz with water and stamp on this piece. Use a soft wet paintbrush to blend the colours. Squish the stamp pads onto an acrylic stamping block and use the paintbrush to flick colour over the background. Stick this piece down on the card front.
4. Stamp both the Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp and the Mason Jar Frame Stamp onto smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival ink. Choose a flower from the Fine Flowers Stamp Set. Stamp the smaller version of the flower in the Mini Mason jar and the larger version in the larger Mason jar. Use Distress Inks to paint the jars. Cut out and add to the card front using 3D foam under each.
5. Stamp two butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set onto white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Paint with Distress Ink, fussy cut and add to the card. Choose a sentiment from the Brushed Sentiments Stamp Set. Ink with Jet Black ink and stamp onto white cardstock. Fussy cut and add to the card.


Here are two more cards I have created using the same
techniques to create a trio of flower jar cards.





Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Mason Jar Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Splatter Texture Stamp
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, Wilted Violet

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have been inspired by my cards using the Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp.

Cheers

Belinda

Two Step-through Bicycle Eclectic Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Hello stamping folk! Teresa Abajo here with a couple of ideas using the new Step-though Bicycle Eclectic Stamp.

There are so many occasions when a bicycle stamp is handy - it's the quintessential fun, carefree and happy icon. I was also thrilled to have another image to use with all the awesome sentiments in the Enjoy the Ride stamp set! Other sentiments such as Happy Birthday or Thank You would also work with this image.

Here's the first card:


Instructions
1. Stamp the bicycle using black ink on the centre of a 13.3 x 9 cm piece of white cardstock. Mount this onto some black cardstock then onto a folded white card.
2. Stamp the chevrons a couple of times using Aquamarine ink. Use the second generation impression so that the chevrons are lighter.
3. Using the green Scribble Stick, draw a couple of lines under the bike for the ground. Spread the colour out using a water brush. Dry well.
4. Apply a little yellow Scribble Stick to an acrylic block, pick up the colour with the water brush and add short strokes to indicate flowers. Repeat with the orange and red Scribble Sticks.
5. Stamp the sentiment using black ink, trim to size, mount onto black cardstock, then onto the card front.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Step-through Bicycle Eclectic stamp
Darkroom Door Chevron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Enjoy the Ride Rubber Stamp Set
Archival ink Jet Black, Aquamarine
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
Aquash brush - broad

This next card uses a partial image that is highlighted using die cut circles and sequins
 

Instructions
1. Stamp the chevron image using Broken China Distress Oxide ink.
2. Stamp the bicycle onto white cardstock using black ink. Die cut with a circle die. Mount this onto a slightly larger circle that has been cut from black cardstock.
3. Add some spatters with some Broken China Distress Oxide ink and water to a 9.5 x 13.8 cm piece of white card. When dry, adhere the bicycle image to the left hand side.
4. Stamp the sentiment on the bottom right hand corner using black ink, then mount this piece onto some black cardstock, then onto a folded white card.
5. Use little dots of Glossy Accents to adhere sequins to the card. Add some blue enamel dots.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Step-through Bicycle Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Chevron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Enjoy the Ride Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Oxide ink Broken China
Archival ink Jet Black
Circle dies
Tim Holtz Distress Splatter brush
Glossy Accents
Sequins
Enamel dots

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Sitting Dog Eclectic Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, May 05, 2017

Hi, it is Godelieve today. I'm sharing two cards I made with the Sitting Dog Eclectic Stamp from the new release. How cute is that dog?


On the first card I stamped the dog with Archival Ink Potting Soil. I've cut the dog out and watercolored him with Distress Inks Frayed Burlap and Worn Lipstick.


The coloured background was coloured on a non-stick craft sheet with Distress Oxide inks. After the paper dried I have cut it to size and distressed the edges. Then I stamped the Playing Quote stamp using Distress Oxide Ink Walnut Stain.

Before I composed the card, I have stamped some marks from the Grunge Marks set with Distress Oxide Ink Walnut Stain. I also stapled down a strip of corrugated cardboard for the dog to sit on.


I thought the dog needed something to play with, so I stamped the circles stamp from the Grunge Marks set and used a circle punch to cut a ball.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sitting Dog Eclectic Stamp 
Darkroom Door Playing Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Stamp Set 
Archival Inkpad: Potting Soil
Distress Inkpads: Frayed Burlap, Worn Lipstick
Distress Oxide Inkpads: Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain
Tonic Paper Distresser
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Circle Punch

If you read my blog, maybe you know that I love simple black and white cards. So my second card had to be a black and white one.


I used black Archival Ink to stamp the cute dog, and cut him out. 


But I wanted to add a bit of color, so I gave him a little red heart, it is a stamp from the All Occasions set. I heat embossed it with red embossing powder.

On the white panel I stamped a lady from the Just My Style set and words from the Art De Fleur Vol 2 set. I used a black pen to draw a frame.

Black twine was used as a leash. I made two small cuts, so the leash could go behind the lady's back.

I used a white gel pen to draw a line onto the black card and glued the dog in place with 3D foam tape.


Supplies:
Darkroom Door Sitting Dog Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Just My Style Stamp Sets
Darkroom Door Art De Fleur Vol 2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door All Occasions Stamp Set
Archival Inpad: Jet Black 
Embossing Inkpad
Embossing Powder: Ranger Rich Red
Black and white pen

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Crayons Eclectic Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Hi stamping folk! It's Teresa here sharing some samples I made with the new Crayons Eclectic Stamp.

I have to admit, I went a little crazy! I guess this stamp just made me happy :) Once I set up my big 12 x 12 Memory Misti, it was just easy to stamp up a few of these crayons in a row so I had a few to colour in. I used Archival Jet Black ink so that I could use water based colouring media without having to worry about the ink smudging. I used Ecoline Brush Marker pens and a water brush to colour, but you could use Distress Markers, Distress Crayons or even the new Scribble Sticks.


For this first sample, I coloured everything using grey and black and then added a pop of colour. I stamped the Crayons onto a colourful piece gel printed paper I had in my stash, then cut out just the one crayon and glued it in place. The sentiment was stamped using the Alphabet Medley stamp set. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Crayons Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Archival ink Jet Black
Ecoline Brush Marker pens
Waterbrush
Gel printed paper
Misti stamp positioner


This next sample is certainly colourful. I chose a bright colour scheme and coloured each crayon. I stamped the sentiment, cut it into strips and mounted each one with black cardstock before adhering to the card front with foam mounting tape. Mounting it up actually allows the eye to peek underneath the words slightly so that the crayons are more visible.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Crayons Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Quote Stamp
Archival ink Jet Black
Ecoline Brush Marker pens
Waterbrush
Misti stamp positioner


This next sample is another that uses some gel printed paper from my stash. I used only part of the Stand Out Quote stamp.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Crayons Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Stand Out Quote Stamp
Archival ink Jet Black
Ecoline Brush Marker pens
water brush
Gel printed paper
Misti stamp positioner


This next card uses a custom colour combination - I asked the intended recipient for her favourite colours and made the card with these in mind. I love that we can make someone feel special with a handmade card!

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Crayons Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door String Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Archival ink Jet Black
Ecoline Brush Marker pens
water brush
Splatter brush
Gel printed paper
Misti stamp positioner


The last card is my favourite - I love when I can use ALL my colours on a project! The spatters add a fun element, and this sentiment from the Wilderness Vol 2 set is perfect for it: 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Crayons Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Wilderness Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival ink Jet Black
Ecoline Brush Marker pens
water brush
Splatter brush
Gel printed paper
Misti stamp positioner

Thanks for looking. I hope you've enjoyed these ideas!

Three Paint Drips Cards

Darkroom Door - Sunday, April 30, 2017
Hi, it's Belinda here today to share three cards featuring the fabulous new Paint Drips Eclectic Stamp. I loved creating with this stamp so much. I just love those drips combined with actual drips on my projects to create an awesome layered effect.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of red cardstock 14.5cm x 29cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 14cm x 14cm. Spritz the carstock with water. Choose three Distress Inks and press the ink pads onto acrylic stamping blocks. Use a soft wet paintbrush to apply drips of these ink colours onto the cardstock surface. Lift the cardstock to make the colours run. Flick some of the ink colours over the surface. Dry with a heat gun.
3. Apply the same ink colours to the Paint Drips Eclectic Stamp (It is easier to use the Mini Distress Ink pads for this technique). Spritz with water and stamp over the top of the ink on the cardstock. Ink the edges of this piece. Stick down on the card front.
4. Apply the quote from the Brushed Sentiments Stap Set at the top of the card using Jet Black Archival Ink.
5. Stamp five small butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set onto some scrap white cardstock. Use an ink blending tool to apply the Distress Ink colours. Flick some water over the top and dry with a heat gun. Fussy cut and add to the card front along the top line of the paint drips.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Drips Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Aged Mahogany, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 15.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 15cm. Apply diluted Distress Ink colours as per the previous card. Flick the colours over the surface and dry with a heat gun. Use the same ink colours to apply the Paint Drips Eclectic Stamp. Staple on some messy embroidery thread in co-ordinating colours. Stick down on the card base.
3. Apply a sentiment from the Brushed Sentiments Stamp Set at the bottom of the card front using Jet Black Archival Ink.
4. Stamp the Patchwork Butterfly Collage Stamp on another piece of white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Dry with a heat gun. Apply the same Distress Ink colours as per the card front using an ink blending tool. Flick water droplets over the surface and dry with the heat gun again. Fussy cut the butterfly and add to the card front.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Drips Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Patchwork Butterfly Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Aged Mahogany, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of white cardstock 15.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut another piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 15cm.
3. Press the Broken China Distress Oxide ink pad onto a heat resistant craft sheet. Spritz with water until beads of colour form. Swipe the cardstock through the ink until you have enough coverage. Flick water over the surface of the cardstock before drying with a heat gun.
4. Use a sot wet paintbrush to run some diluted Broken China Distress Ink down the card front allowing it to run to the bottom of the piece. Dry with a heat gun.
5. Apply three Distress Ink colours to the Paint Drips Eclectic Stamp. Spritz with water and apply to the card front. Stick down on the card base.
6. Use the same Distress Ink colours on the Fancy Flourish Eclectic Stamp. Spritz with water and stamp on another piece of white cardstock. Blend the colour a little with the soft wet paintbrush. Dry with a heat gun. Fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam.
7. Stamp five of the smallest butterfly from the Butterflies Stamp Set onto white cardstock using the same Distress Ink colours. Dry with a heat gun. Fussy cut and add to the card.
8. Apply the Creativity Word Block Stamp onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Cut out the required words and add to the card front.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Drips Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Fancy Flourish Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Creativity Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxide Broken China

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have been inspired by my cards using the Paint Drips Eclectic Stamp.

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