Book Spines Frame Stamp Layout and Card

Darkroom Door - Saturday, December 01, 2018

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a layout and a card created using the awesome new Book Spines Frame Stamp. I have used this stamp in two very different ways to show how versatile it is.



Instructions:

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

2. Apply the Book Spines Frame Stamp to the bottom left hand side of the layout using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Also stamp some books from the Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set next to the Book Spines using the same ink. Dry with a heat gun. Apply a thin coat of clear gesso to the whole layout and allow to dry.

3. Add a few drops of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink Re-inker to a paint palette and dilute with a little water. Spritz the background with water and then use a soft wet paintbrush to add the colour to the background. Once you are happy with the coverage dry with a heat gun. Add a few splatters with the same ink too. Dry with a heat gun again.

4. Use various stamps from the Everyday Life, Mail Art and Steampunk Rubber Stamp Sets with the Jet Black ink to apply ‘titles’ to the book spines. Use a white paint pen or gel pen to add some doodling to the spines. Stamp a quote from the Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set on the right hand side.

5. Stamp the Filmstrip Border Stamp on some extra smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Cut out one side and add to the layout at the bottom of the books to form a ‘shelf’. Also stamp the Spiral Notebook Frame Stamp, the hot air balloon and gentleman from the Steampunk set, some stars from the Stars set as well as the title using the Alphabet Medley set. Fussy cut all images and add to the layout along with the photo.


Next here is a card idea: 


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 Woodgrain Background Stamp at the bottom of this piece using Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink. Stamp the Alphabet Background Stamp in the top section using the same ink. Dry with a heat gun. Use an ink blending tool to apply Hickory Smoke Distress Ink around the edges. Stick down on the card base.

3. On an extra piece of smooth white cardstock, use Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink to stamp the Book Spines Frame Stamp twice. Cut out one whole Book Spines image and apply the Hickory Smoke ink using the ink blending tool. Stick down on the card front.

4. From the second stamped image, cut out individual book spines. Use various Texture Stamps and Archival Inks to add patterns to the books. Use the ink blending tool to ink with co-ordinating Distress Inks. Add to the card front using 3D foam under some of the books.

5. Apply the Journey Word Block Stamp to the extra white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Cut out some of the words to use as titles on the book spines and stick down on the spines. Stamp a sentiment and add to the card.



Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Book Spines Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Spiral Notebook Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Journey Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Everyday Life Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mail Art Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Chevron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Marbling Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Postcards Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Star Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Swirls Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp
Archival Ink: Cobalt, Jet Black, Library Green, Plum, Watering Can
Distress Ink: Aged Mahogany, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke, Peeled Paint
Distress Re-inker Tumbled Glass

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Aussie Style Glass Dome Christmas Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a couple of Aussie style Christmas Cards featuring the stunning Glass Dome Frame Stamp. I tried to create the look of a typical Australian Christmas in the blistering heat with these card with bright colours using Distress Inks. 



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 Christmas Script Background Stamp to this piece using Aquamarine Archival Ink. Apply a stamp from the Watery Washes Stamp Set to the bottom of this piece using the same ink. Dry with a heat gun.

3. Place the Sunshine Small Stencil over the stamped piece. Apply Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the top using an ink blending tool until you have the depth of colour required. Ink the edges of this piece with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Stick down on the card front. 

4. On an extra piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the Glass Dome Frame Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink. Stamp the dome again on a piece of thin printer paper. Cut out the inside of the dome on the printer paper and use this piece as a mask. Place over the top of the image stamped on the cardstock and secure with a little bit of washi tape. Apply the Jet Black ink to the Surfboards Photo Stamp and stamp in the glass dome taking care not to have any of the frame around the surfboards image showing. Remove the mask and dry the image with a heat gun. Colour in the image using watercolour pencils and use a soft wet paintbrush to blend the colours. Cut out the dome once dry.

5. Stamp the Surfboards Photo Stamp again on smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Dry with a heat gun. Colour in the surfboards with the watercolour pencils, blend with a paintbrush and then dry with a heat gun. Fussy cut the surfboards and add to the glass dome using 3D foam. 

6. Apply Distress Inks in Candied Apple and Mowed Lawn to the holly stamp in the Yuletide Vol. 1 Stamp Set. Stamp onto the extra smooth white cardstock. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut. Stick down on the left hand side of the card front. Stick down the glass dome using 3D foam.

7. Stamp the ‘Christmas’ sentiment from the Season’s Greetings Stamp Set using the Candied Apple ink. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut. Add to the card front using 3D foam. Stamp the ‘Down Under’ using the Alphabet Medley Stamp Set and the Mowed Lawn ink. Cut out and add to the card front with 3D foam. Stamp some Stars from the Stars Stamp Set using the Candied Apple ink. Fussy cut and stick down on the card front also.


Here’s another card I’ve called: ‘Christmas Down Under’ Summer Heat Glass Dome


1. Cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Apply the Christmas Script Background Stamp using Pale Ochre Archival Ink. Ink the edges with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. Stick down on the card front. Glue on some messy yellow embroidery thread.

3. Stamp the Glass Dome Frame Stamp on some extra smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Place the mask created for the previous card over the top and secure with a little washi tape. Use the Jet Black ink to stamp the Winter Tree inside the dome. Dry with a heat gun.

4. Place the Sunshine Small Stencil over the top and secure with washi tape. Apply Distress Inks in order of the lightest at the bottom to darkest at the top. Here’s what I used starting from the bottom: Fossilized Amber/Wild Honey/Abandoned Coral/Candied Apple. Remove the stencil and the mask and dry the ink with a heat gun. Next apply the Fossilized Amber ink lightly over the dome with an ink blending tool. Use Walnut Stain ink to colour the base of the dome. Cut out the dome and add to the card front using 3D foam.

5. Stamp the sentiment and stars as per the first card. Fussy cut and add to the card front.

Here’s a closer look at the main image and the layers: 



Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Glass Dome Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Christmas Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Surfboards Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Winter Tree Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Season’s Greetings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Small Stencil - Sunshine
RANGER Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Jet Black, Pale Ochre
Distress Inks: Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple, Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Walnut Stain, Wild Honey
Watercolour pencils

I hope you love the fabulous Glass Dome Stamp as much as I do. The fun is in finding which stamps you can fit inside!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.

Cheers

Belinda

Glass Snow Dome Christmas Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, November 19, 2018

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a couple of wintery Christmas Cards featuring the stunning Glass Dome Frame Stamp. I have tried to create the look of a snow globe for these cards because who doesn’t love a snow globe! I do!



Here’s a closer look at the first card: 


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of aqua cardstock measuring 14 x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10 x 13.5cm. Using Watering Can Archival Ink, apply the Splatter Background to this piece. Apply a stamp from the Watery Washes Stamp Set to the bottom of this piece using the same Watering Can ink. Dry the ink with a heat gun. Apply Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide around the edges using an ink blending tool. Stick down on the card base.

3. Take another piece of smooth white cardstock large enough to accommodate the Glass Dome Frame Stamp. Apply Cracked Pistachio and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxides to a heat resistant craft sheet. Spritz liberally with water and then swipe the cardstock through the colour. Dry with a heat gun and then reapply until you are happy with the result. Clean the craft sheet and then apply Picket Fence Distress Ink. Spritz with water and swipe the same piece through this. Again continue until you are happy with the result remembering to dry in between each application. 

4. Stamp the Glass Dome on this piece using the Watering Can Archival Ink. Dry the ink with a heat gun and then cut out the dome.

5. Use a stamping platform to apply the large Christmas tree from the Yuletide Vol 1 Stamp Set to an extra piece of smooth white cardstock using Olive Archival Ink. Remove this piece from the stamping platform and dry with a heat gun. Place this piece back on the platform in the same position and stamp the tree again using embossing ink. Remove from the platform and heat set with Shabby White Embossing Enamel. Fussy cut the tree and add to the glass dome with 3D foam. Add the glass dome to the card front using 3D foam also.

6. Stamp some small stars from the Stars Stamp Set using Viridian Archival Ink. Stamp a slightly larger star using the Watering Can ink. Also stamp the leaves from the Merry Christmas Stamp Set twice using the Watering Can Ink. Stamp the sentiment using the Viridian ink. Stamp the holly leaves from the Yuletide Vol 1 Stamp Set using both the Viridian and Watering Can inks. Fussy cut all elements and add to the card front.

7. Use a white paint pen to flick ‘snow’ over the surface of the card.


Here’s another card I created in the same manner including a sweet little wintery scene.



Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Glass Dome Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Splatter Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Season’s Greetings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Viridian, Watering Can
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Ink Picket Fence
Distress Oxide: Cracked Pistachio, Hickory Smoke
Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel

I hope you love the fabulous Glass Dome Stamp as much as I do. The fun is in finding which stamps you can fit inside!

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today.

Cheers

Belinda

Spiral Notebook Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, November 12, 2018

Hi stampers, it is Godelieve Tijskens today, sharing cards with the Spiral Notebook Frame Stamp. There are many possibilities with this stamp, let me show you a few ideas: 



I always love the layered look you can get on a card using the masking technique. The Spiral Notebook stamp works very well with this technique. If you never used masking before, maybe this is the perfect stamp to try it. It looks complicated to do, but is very easy. 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Spiral Notebook stamp at an angle on the bottom of a white folded card, using black Archival ink. Cover the stamped image with a post-it note to stamp the second above the first one. Cover this print too with a mask to stamp the notebook a third time.
2. Remove the masks. The images appear 'behind' each other.
3. Decorate the first notebook cover with flower stamps. Scribble with Distress Markers onto the Nature Walk stamps to ink them up. Use a stamp platform to be able to re-stamp to build up the colors.  
4. Start with the light colours. Use darker colors where you want them: at the base of the flowers, tip of the leaves, one side of the stem, … Keep adding color until you are happy with the result.
5. While the masks are still in place, sponge a bit of color around the flowers, using Distress Oxide ink and a mini ink blending tool.


6. To decorate the second notebook place a mask on top of the first one. 
7. Ink another stamp from the Nature Walk set with Distress Markers.  I used 3 shades of green here.  
8. Stamp the Grid Texture stamp on this notebook, using Archival Ink Shadow Grey
9. Mask again to stamp and sponge on the third notebook.


10. Mask all notebooks and use the Plaid Texture stamp with a bright Archival inkpad to stamp around the notebooks.
11. To finish off the card, add shadow around the notebooks, using a pencil and add words from the Nature Walk set. 


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Spiral Notebook Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Nature Walk Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Plaid Texture Stamp
Archival Inkpads: Jet Black, Shadow Grey, Dandelion
Distress Oxide Inkpad: Broken China
Distress Inkpad: Antique Linen

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This next idea uses gel printing. 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Spiral Notebook over a gel print.  I used a gel print from my stash, it was made with acrylic paints and the Large Circles Stencil.
2. Cut the stamped notebook out, ignoring the binding rings, you can cut these off.
3. Decorate the cover with the 'Being Creative' quote stamp and the pen from the Artist stamp set.  Glue a few paper strips behind the cover and add a paper clip.
4. Stamp the Spiral Notebook again on matching cardstock.
5. Glue the gel print notebook in place, lining up the binding rings, and adhere the panel to a cream folded card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Spiral Notebook Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Artist Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Circles

Archival Inkpad: Jet Black


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This last card shows how to create an open notebook:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Spiral Notebook stamp onto white cardstock using black Archival Ink.


2. To stamp the left page you can use a stamp positioner.  I used my Misti with a sheet of acetate.  
3. The Spiral Notebook was first stamped onto the acetate.


4. Now I was able to slide the white cardstock under the acetate to the right spot, so the binding rings would line up.
5. I removed the acetate and stamped the Spiral Notebook again.
6. To stamp the lines I used the Calendar stamp with Archival Ink Shadow Grey.
7. Red, yellow and blue Distress Inks were used to sponge the rainbow colors.  You get orange and green where the colors overlap
8. The 'Look for Stars' quote was stamped at the left page using black Archival ink
9. On the right page I used several stamps from the Stars set.  They are stamped onto white cardstock using black Archival Ink and cut out.
10. The Spiral Notebook was cut to size, and glued onto a folded card. 


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Spiral Notebook Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Stars Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Calendar Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Look for Stars Quote Stamp
Archival Inkpads: Jet Black, Shadow Grey
Distress Inkpads: Candied Apple, Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed
Mini Ink Blending Tools
Stamp Positioner

I hope you enjoyed seeing some possibilities with this stamp, and thanks for dropping by today.

Godelieve

New Release Spetember 2018

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, September 25, 2018
We'd like to introduce NEW Stamps & New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist!  


Watch Rachel share some ideas using the new Stamps Sets here! 





Our NEW Small Stencils are a great way to create sponged or inked background shapes for your projects! 



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Boxes 6up Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Hi there! It’s Teresa Abajohere today to share two cards using the Boxes 6 Up Frame Stamp and matching stencil.



Instructions: 
1. Stamp the island silhouette from the Tropical Island stamp set using Archival ink. I used a MISTI stamp positioning tool because I planned to stamp this image again over the top of all the sponging in the last step.
2. Tape the edges a piece of white cardstock down to a craft sheet with painter's tape, then tape the Boxes 6 Up stencil over this to prevent any movement.
3. Sponge some Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink in the area you want a moon to appear. Use a circle punch or die to cut a circle from a Post It Note and place it over the moon.
4. Sponge some Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink over the Post It Note and the rest of the image, keeping an area under the moon a little lighter to look like moonlight reflecting on the water.
5. With the stencil still in place, spatter some water droplets over the sponged ink then blot with paper towel. Remove the stencil and dry well.
6. Apply a spray fixative or Distress Micro Glaze over the image, then replace this piece into the MISTI and stamp the island silhouette image again in black ink. This ensures a sharp, well-defined image.
7. Stamp the sentiment over the moon and emboss with clear embossing powder. Trim the edges to neaten and adhere to the front of a white card over some kraft cardstock.
8. Stamp some of the leaves from the Tropical Leaves stamp set using Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Oxide Inks. Fussy cut and adhere to the card. Add a raffia bow.


Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Small Stencil Boxes 6 Up 
Darkroom Door Tropical Island Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Leaves Stamp Set
Distress Oxide ink: Antique Linen, Faded Jeans, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
Archival ink: Jet Black


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Boxes 6 Up Frame stamp onto a piece of white card using Archival ink. Tape this down to a craft sheet using painter's tape.
2. Align the Boxes 6 Up stencil over the stamped image and tape down with painter's tape to prevent movement.
3. Sponge through the stencil with Old Paper, Bundled Sage and Forest Moss inks, creating a gradient in each square.
4. Stamp the wildflower images onto the sponged areas with the stencil still in place. It may be necessary to press the stamp down a little harder than usual to ensure the ink gets right up to the edge of the stencil.
5. Remove the stencil and trim the edges of this piece. Mount onto copper, then sage green cardstock, then adhere to the front of a card.
6. Stamp the sentiment onto sage green cardstock and emboss with copper embossing powder. Adhere to card front with foam tape and embellish with flowers.


Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Boxes 6 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Small Stencil Boxes 6 Up
Darkroom Door Wildflowers Vol 2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Saying Stamp Set
Distress Oxide ink: Old Paper, Bundled Sage, Forest Moss
Archival ink: Jet Black

Hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! Thanks for stopping by! 

Teresa

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 

Boxes Frame Stamp & Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hello! It's Rachel Greig here today sharing 3 cards using the new Boxes series of Frame Stamp and Stencils! These stamp and stencil combo makes ink blending so easy! 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp onto white yardstick using Archival Jet Black ink. Lay the matching stencil over the stamped image and place some washi tape on the sides to keep the stencil in place. 
2. Using Distress Ink and an ink blending tool, sponge the ink over the stamped image, leaving some areas white. Change colours of ink and fill in the white areas until the entire piece is sponged with ink. For this card I used Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. 
3. Stamp inside the boxes using different stamps from the Wings stamp set. You can leave the stencil in place for this step, however if you are using larger stamps, sometimes it can be harder to press down onto the stencil to get a complete image, so it can better to use post it notes to mask the area if needed rather than using the stencil. 
4. Remove the washi tape and lift off the stencil.
5. Adhere some textured mesh onto a white folded card. Adhere the stamped panel to the front to complete. 

Here are some more cards using the Boxes 12up and Boxes 6up Frame Stamps and Stencils: 



As you can see, you can create cards for all sorts of occasions using a variety of stamp sets! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 6up Frame Stamp

Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Stencil
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Stencil
Darkroom Door Boxes 6up Stencil 

Darkroom Door Wings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Under The Sea Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol 1 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol 2 Stamp Set
Distress Inks
Archival Jet Black ink

Thanks for stopping by! 

Mixed Up Cards

Darkroom Door - Sunday, January 14, 2018

Hi, it's Liesbeth Fidder here today with two cards using the Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp and Mixed Boxes Stencil


For the first card, I used the stamp and stencil together, like Rachel showed us on Facebook Live. If you haven't seen it, you can watch here. 


I masked the rectangles and stamped the images from the Tour Eiffel, Montmartre and Notre Dame stamp sets using black StazOn ink (the best option if you use bleach) and I bleached the buildings and other imaged  here and there with some chlorine and a small synthetic brush. The white accents in the word 'Paris' is made with a white gel pen.

This next card was made a little different:


First I stamped the Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp with black ink. After that I used the stencil... but not at the same place. I put the stencil a little bit to the right and to the top so it was slightly off centre. Then I sponged the rectangles using Distress inks Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. After that I did the same on the other side, so I put the stencil a little bit to the left and bottom of the card, and sponged with the same colours. 


I masked every rectangle and stamped the different laces from the Lace stamp set and the text. I highlighted the text with a white marker.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Stencil 
Darkroom Door Tour Eiffel Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Montmartre Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Notre Dame Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Lace Stamp Set
Staz On Jet Black
Distress Inks
White marker

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Liesbeth

Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Hello Darkroom Door fans! It's Belinda here today to share a couple of cards with you featuring the Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp. First up is a card where I have used my favourite watercolour effect technique followed by a card that is very bold and striking. This stamp really is very versatile.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of green 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. Stick down on the card base.
3. Apply the Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp onto the card front using Jet Black Archival Ink.
4. Use a little washi tape to hold the card in place on your work surface. Place the Boxes 3 Up Stencil over the top of the stamped image. You will find that they perfectly match. Secure in place with a little more washi tape. Grab a couple of pieces of thin paper such as printer paper. Use these to mask off two of the boxes at a time so you can individually ink each box. Apply Twisted Citron Distress Ink to the top box first using an ink blending tool. Next apply Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to the middle box and Lucky Clover Distress Ink to the bottom box. This gives a lovely ombre effect. Flick some water over the surface using your fingers and then leave to dry.
5. Place the feather from the Feathers Stamp Set onto an acrylic block. Place the acrylic block on top of the card front so that you can see the inked boxes underneath. This provides a guide for inking up the feather stamp. Use the same green Distress Inks to ink up the feather to co-ordinate with the boxes. Spritz the stamp with a little water and apply on a separate piece of smooth white cardstock. Use a soft wet paintbrush to blend out the colours a little. Dry with a heat gun and then use a fine black journaling pen to draw an outline around the feather. Fussy cut.
6. Glue a chipboard arrow onto the stem of the feather. Wrap some twine around the length of the arrow and tie off to secure.
7. Stamp the compass from the Sail Away Stamp Set onto the extra white card stock using Tree branch Archival Ink. Use a circle punch to cut out and then glue onto the card front. Add a little coil of twine to the centre of the compass image. Stick down the feather using 3D foam under the feather part.
8. Stamp the sentiment and the little 'north arrow'from the Sail Away Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival Ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 3 Up Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Sail Away Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Feathers Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Party Time Rubber Stamp Set

Archival Ink: Jet Black, Tree Branch
Distress Ink: Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron

 
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. Stick down on the card base.
3. Apply the Boxes 3 Up Stamp to the card front using Jet Black Archival Ink taking care to centre it.
4. Apply the Boxes 3 Up Stamp again to an extra piece of smooth white cardstock using the same ink. Stamp the Fallen Leaves Background stamp over the top using the same ink. Cut out the individual boxes. Add to the card front using 3D foam.
5. Stamp the Fallen Leaves Background Stamp again on the extra white cardstock. Cut out some individual leaves and add to the card front using 3D foam.
6. Stamp some butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set onto the extra white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and glue onto the card front.
7. Stamp a sentiment using Red Geranium Archival Ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Fallen Leaves Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Archival: Jet Black, Red Geranium

Thank you for stopping by the blog today to check out my projects. I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own projects combining the Boxes 3 Up Stamp and Stencil.

Cheers,
Belinda