Scissors Eclectic Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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



This stamp is great for any maker - from quilters, scrapbookers, card makers, or any type of maker who uses scissors! Connie Mercer has created some fabulous cards using this stamp, let’s take a look:  


This first card shows how it can be used with the Needle & Thread Eclectic Stamp, which is also a new stamp. Connie has also used the Postage Stamp Frame Stamp and the Gazette Background Stamp, along with the Plaid Texture Stamp


This is a beautiful soft card using the Scissors Eclectic Stamp with the Handwriting Stamp Set. The soft greys make it a simple yet stunning card. 


The Scissors Eclectic Stamp is great to use with the Sewing Spools Background Stamp! I love the stamping and colouring Connie has used for the background here, it’s quite soft but has a grungy look with that type of background stamp! Love it! Here’s another card but with a different sentiment: 


To read more information about all of Connie's cards, please visit her blog 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!

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!

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! 

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! 

Typewriter & Suitcase Eclectic Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today to share a couple of ideas using the Typewriter & Suitcase Eclectic Stamps! These vintage style stamps were created from my own collection of typewriters and suitcases that I have in my home. In fact this suitcase is one that my Mum used to use in her childhood! It's fun to have them in stamps and be able to use them in my own creations - and you can too! 

Here's a card using the Typewriter stamp: 



Instructions: 

1. Stamp the Alphabet Medley Background Stamp onto light blue cardstock using Aquamarine Archival Ink. Adhere to a folded black card base. 

2. Stamp the Typewriter Eclectic Stamp onto white cardstock and colour using Broken China Distress Ink and a waterbrush. Trim around the image and adhere to the card. 

3. Stamp a sentiment from the All Occasions Stamp set onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Trim the edges so it fits in the typewriter section as if it's a piece of paper coming out of the typewriter. Adhere to the typewriter image. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Typewriter Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Background Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Aquamarine
Distress Ink: Broken China
Waterbrush

Next I wanted to show how you can use the Eclectic Stamps in your own notebook. I have been journaling in a Websters Pages Traveler's Notebook. The pages in this grid book are beautiful for stamping onto. 


I simply stamped the Suitcase Eclectic Stamp onto the bottom of the page using Potting Soil Archival Ink, then adhered a Tim Holtz Paperdoll to the top. I love this guy, looks like he's ready for his school year ahead! 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Suitcase Eclectic Stamp
Archival Ink: Potting Soil
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperdoll 
Black Pen
Websters Pages Traveler's Notebook 

Thanks for stopping by today! If you'd like to see more ideas using our Eclectic Stamps, check out our Eclectic Stamps Pinterest Board

Rachel

Paint Splat Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a set of cards featuring the Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp. This stamp just adds that perfect arty touch to your projects and eliminates the mess of using actual paints. Here I have used the stamp on three very different styles of cards; boy, arty and vintage.



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 29cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm. Apply the Brick Wall Background Stamp using Watering Can Archival Ink. Allow to dry. Use an ink blending tool to apply Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide. Ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink and stick down on the card base.
3. Stamp the Paint Splat on the ‘brick wall’ using a purple ink such as Hero Arts Neon Purple. Add more stamps from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set as well as the Skater Rubber Stamp Set to create graffiti on the wall.
4. Stamp a boy from the Skater Rubber Stamp Set on some extra smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Stamp again using Neon Blue and Neon Purple inks. Cut out the baseball cap stamped in blue and stick onto the image stamped in black. Carefully cut out the purple skateboard too and add to the black image. Fussy cut the whole black stamped image and add to the card front using 3D foam.
5. Stamp a sentiment on white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card using 3D foam.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Brick Wall Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Skater Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Distress Ink Black Soot
Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke
Hero Arts Neon Ink: Neon Blue, Neon Orange, Neon Pink, Neon Purple


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 14.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm. Place the Crackle Small Stencil over the top and apply Hero Arts Neon Inks in Neon Orange, Pink and Purple using an ink blending tool. Ink the edges with the Neon Purple and stick this piece onto the card base.
3. Cut a piece of extra white cardstock measuring 7cm x 10.5cm. Apply the Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp using Neon Pink ink. Apply more paint splats from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set using the various neon inks. Use a Neon Yellow paint dauber to add your own paint splats. Allow to dry.
4. Stamp the Regal Frame Stamp onto extra white cardstock using embossing ink. Heat set with gold embossing powder. Cut out the centre of the frame and then fussy cut the outside. Stick down over the piece of art created in Step 3. Add the whole piece to the card front using 3D foam.
5. Stamp some sentiments and add to the framed art work.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Regal Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Mail Art Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Small Stencil Crackle
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Ranger Embossing Powder Princess Gold
Distress Embossing Ink
Hero Arts Neon Ink: Neon Orange, Neon Pink, Neon Purple
Hero Arts Neon Ink Dauber Neon Yellow


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 14.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm. Apply the French Script Background Stamp using Watering Can Archival Ink. Use an ink blending tool to apply Antique Linen Distress Ink. Ink the edges with the same ink. Dry the ink completely with a heat gun or leave overnight to ensure it is completely dry for the next step.
3. Apply the Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp to the inked piece from Step 2 using embossing ink. Heat set with black embossing powder. Apply other ink splats from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set in the same way. Stick this piece down on the card base.
4. Stamp the postcard from the Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set on extra smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Dry the ink with a heat gun. Use the ink blending tool to apply the Antique Linen ink. Cut out and add to the card front. 
5. Stamp the feather and pen nib from the Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set as well as the ink bottle. Use a contrasting colour for the feather. Dry the feather with a heat gun and then apply an ink splat over the top using the embossing ink. Heat set with the black embossing powder. Also stamp a bulldog clip and sentiments. Fussy cut all images and add to the card front. Use the Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set to create your own sentiment for the card and stamp it in the same colour as the feather.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mail Art Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Ranger Embossing Powder Black Super Fine Detail
Distress Ink Antique Linen
Distress Embossing Ink
Hero Arts Ombre Ink Pool to Navy

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers
Belinda

Butterfly Note Gift Tags

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a sweet set of gift tags featuring the stunning Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp. These are really quick and easy gift tags so you can make up a whole bunch and have them ready to go for that special gift.
 


Instructions:
1. Take the largest tag stamp from the Tags Rubber Stamp Set and stamp onto some smooth white cardstock. Stamp several in the same colour or use a variety of pretty Archival Ink colours. Here I have used Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Chrome Yellow, Magenta Hue and Viridian Archival Inks. NOTE: When using a variety of colours, start with the lightest colour first and clean the stamp between each colour to avoid corrupting the colour.

2. Cut out the tags and ink the edges with the same coloured ink. Cut out the hole at the top of each tag. Using the same coloured ink, apply the French Script Background Stamp over the top of the tag. Also add a Paint Splat using the same ink. Add a length of jute or ribbon at the top.

3. Stamp the Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp using the same ink/s. Fussy cut the butterfly and add to the tag using glue just under the body of the butterfly. 

4. Using the same ink again, stamp the ‘To’ and ‘From’ from the Tags Rubber Stamp Set as well as some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set. Cut out each and add to the tag.





Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Tags Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Chrome Yellow, Magenta Hue, Viridian

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Paint Splat Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 02, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share an art journal page featuring the awesome NEW Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp. This is just the coolest stamp for adding those arty touches to your art journal, cards, layouts and more. Here I have used the stamp on the title page for my art journal.



Instructions:
1. Use a palette knife to spread a thin coat of white gesso over the art journal page. Allow to dry.

2. Use the palette knife again to add some acrylic ink in contrasting colours. Allow to dry in between each colour.


3. Apply some stamps from the Paint Splats and the Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Sets using co-ordinating Archival Ink colours. Add some sweet stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set too. Allow to dry completely (I left overnight).

4. Apply the Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp to the page using embossing ink. Heat set with super fine white detail embossing powder. Repeat until you have three fabulous paint splats on the page.


5. Using Jet Black Archival Ink, stamp some things that make you happy on extra white cardstock as well as the quote. I used butterflies from the Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set as well as Paint Brushes, Paint Tubes and Pen Nibs Eclectic Stamps. Stamp some more stars as well. Add double-sided tape to the back of all images before fussy cutting each one. Stick onto the page.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Tubes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Brushes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Pen Nibs Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Paradise Teal
Hero Arts Neon Ink: Neon Pink, Neon Purple
White gesso
Acrylic paint

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Suitcase Card Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here with a couple of cards using the new Suitcase Eclectic Stamp. This is a great stamp for creating travel themed cards! Here's what I have created: 



Instructions: 
Stamp the Postage Stamps Background Stamp on white cardstock. Use several different colours of ink to mimic the different colours of postage stamps. Mount the background on two different colours of cardstock, bringing in two of the colours from the background. Stamp the Suitcase on white cardstock and trim out. Stamp stickers out for the suitcase using the Correspondence and Vintage Office sets and adhere to suitcase. Add a Paper Dolls image by Tim Holtz/Idea-ology. Brass look alike brads were added to the suitcase using a Pearl Pen by Viva.  Stamp the words World Traveler on white cardstock, trim out and adhere to card front. Speckle with ink splats or paint. Stamp postage cancellation image on front of card.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Suitcase Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Vintage Office, Nomad, Correspondence 
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Postage Stamps
Ranger Archival Ink: Saffron, Cobalt, Jet Black, Potting Soil and Fern Green
Pearl Pen: Viva Decor Bronze
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls 

The next card is called Follow Your Dreams.


This card is created much the same way as the first card. Stamp the background, on white cardstock, using the Tickets stamp by Darkroom Door. Stamp Lady Liberty, with black ink, on the side and adhere to the card base. Stamp two suitcases out, on white cardstock, using Archival (Potting soil) and Distress Oxide (Walnut Stain) and trim out. Overlap the suitcases and adhere to the card front.


Stamp the suitcase with words and stickers from different Darkroom Door sets. Add the paper doll to the card front. Add some color to the flag by using the Cobalt and Red Geranium Archival inks. Speckle the card with ink or paint. Add the Brass look a like brads, to the suitcase, using the Pearl Pen by Viva Decor.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp: Suitcase
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: New York Vol. 1, Nomad 
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Tickets
Archival Ink: Cobalt, Jet Black, Red Geranium and Potting Soil
Distress Oxide Ink: Walnut Stain
Pearl Pen: Viva Decor Bronze
Paper Dolls: Tim Holtz Idea-ology

For this next card, I have used the stamp like a background stamp. Single image stamps make for a fun
card background and are so easy!!!


Instructions: 
Stamp the image several times on white cardstock. You can position the stamp or stamp in random places. I positioned the suitcase to make rows of suitcases. The created background was then adhered to a cream colored card base. One image was stamped out and then trimmed. The carved leaves were stamped to look like they were behind the luggage. The Script Texture stamp was added for a vintage feel. The suitcase was adhered with foam squares and then embellished with Word Bands by Tim Holtz Idea-ology. 


Supply List:
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp: Suitcase
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: French Script
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set: Carved Leaves Vol.1, Mail Art.
Archival Ink: Potting Soil, Jet Black, Fern Green
Tim Holtz/idea-ology: Word Bands

Thanks for stopping by! 

Connie Mercer

Scrapbooking with Butterfly Note Stamp

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 22, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share two different layouts using the stunning new Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp

For my first layout, I have added a ‘kaleidoscope’ (Official term for a group of butterflies) of butterflies in beautiful bright Archival Ink colours.



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of blue cardstock or patterned paper measuring 8½” x 11¾“.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 8¼“ x 11½“. Stick down on the piece from Step 1. Add some stamping using a stamp from the Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set and Viridian Archival Ink. Use the spot stamp from the same stamp set to add some more stamping with the same ink. Flick some more droplets over the layout using a coloured mist Here I have used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mad Hatter Mint Starburst Spray. Allow to dry.
3. On some extra smooth white cardstock, stamp 6 or 7 butterflies using various Archival Inks. Here I have used a combination of Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Deep Purple, Magenta Hue and Viridian. Fussy cut each butterfly. Stick down on the layout using glue just under the body of the butterfly. 


4. Use the Shadow 6 Up Frame Stamp and three of the co-ordinated Archival Inks to stamp 3 squares onto the extra cardstock. Cut out and add to the layout to form a base on which to stick your photo.
5. Stamp some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set onto the extra white cardstock and cut out. Stick down on the layout. Add your photo.


6. Stamp a quote onto the extra cardstock using the Deep Purple ink. Add double sided tape to the back and fussy cut each word. Add to the layout along with some enamel dots, sequins or rhinestones.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Dreams Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Shadow 6 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Deep Purple, Magenta Hue, Viridian

Here is another layout, this time using softer tones of colour. I just love the combination of pretty script text with a gorgeous butterfly silhouette which was just perfect for my baby layout.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of pink cardstock 8½” x 11¾”. Cut a piece of co-ordinated patterned paper a fraction smaller. Ink the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide and stick down on the pink cardstock base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 7¾” x 11”. Place a heat resistant craft sheet on your desk and press the Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide pad onto it. Also add some Picket Fence Distress Ink. Spritz with water and then swipe the white cardstock through it. Dry with a heat gun. Repeat until you are happy with the result. I added a lot more Picket Fence to mine to create a really soft look. Dry with a heat gun and stick down on the layout base.
3. Stamp 7 Butterfly Note butterflies on extra smooth white cardstock using the Hickory Smoke Ink. Also stamp 1 butterfly using Rose Madder Archival Ink (Or try using Aquamarine Archival Ink for a sweet baby boy layout). Fussy cut each butterfly and add to the layout using glue just under the body of the butterfly. 


4. On the extra cardstock stamp the note paper from the Hello Baby Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set using the Hickory Smoke ink. Cut out and crop to suit your photo. Layer with some co-ordinated patterned papers or make your own patterned papers using any of the awesome Darkroom Door Background Stamps. Layer the papers together and add to the layout with a cute paper doily and your photo.
5. Stamp some stars and other sentiments from the Hello Baby Vol. 1 and 2 stamp sets using the Rose Madder ink pad. Cut out and add to the layout. Paint a chipboard title white and add to the layout.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink Rose Madder
Distress Ink Picket Fence
Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers
Belinda