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!


Farm Truck Photo Stamp Four Ways

Darkroom Door - Friday, February 23, 2018

Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here today to share some cards created using the fabulous new Farm Truck Photo Stamp. I have used four different mediums to show how you can achieve different looks with the one stamp.



INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 9.5cm x 27cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9cm x 13cm. Apply the Scratches Background Stamp using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Stick down on the card base.

3. On a separate piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the Farm Truck Photo Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink.

4. Apply Distress Oxides onto a heat resistant craft sheet. You can use whatever combination of colours you like. Here I have used Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet. Spritz the oxides on the sheet with water and press the stamped image into the ink. Dry with a heat gun and then repeat until you are happy with the result. Make sure you have a tag or scrap cardstock on hand to swipe up the leftover oxide on the sheet to avoid wastage. Dry with a heat gun and then cut neatly around the edge of the stamped image. Use an ink blending tool to apply Peacock Feathers Distress Ink around the edges.


5. Scribble on the craft sheet next with a white paint pen such as a Sharpie or Posca Pen. Use a soft wet paintbrush to pick up the colour and add some highlights to the lights and windows of the stamped truck image. Flick some white droplets over the image also. Dry with a heat gun and then stick down on the card front.

6. Stamp the sentiment as well as three stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set onto smooth white cardstock. Fussy cut and add to the card using 3D foam behind the sentiment to make it pop.


This next card was created in exactly the same way as the first card but instead of using Distress Oxides I have used Distress Inks. Again you can choose whatever colour combination suits. Here I have used Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Wild Honey. I have flicked some water over the inked image for a water stained look and added some white droplets using a paint pen.



For this next card I have stamped the Farm Truck onto a piece of Canson Cotton Mixed Media cardstock. 


I coloured directly onto the image using Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks and then used a soft wet paintbrush to blend the colours and create a watercolour effect. I scribbled onto a heat resistant craft sheet with the crayons also, picked up the colour with the paintbrush and flicked over the image.


For this final card I stamped the Farm Truck onto Kraft cardstock instead of my usual smooth white cardstock to give it even more of a vintage look. 


I coloured in the image using Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils (any watercolour pencils will do). I then activated the colour using a soft wet paintbrush. I flicked a bit of white paint pen over the image and let that dry. The image was looking a little dark because of the kraft base so I used the white paint pen to add a border inside the stamped one just to break up the darkness a little.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Farm truck Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Chicken Wire Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey
Distress Oxides: Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
Watercolour Pencils
Sharpie Paint Pen White

Thank you for stopping by the blog today to check out my projects. I hope you are feeling inspired to play around with different mediums to create your own vintage farm truck cards.

Cheers

Belinda

Woodlands Photo Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, February 19, 2018

Hi everyone, I'm Heather Telford and I have three cards today made with the beautiful new Woodlands Photo Stamp. I maintain that one can never have too many tree stamps so I am very happy to see this new one! 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp Woodlands Photo Stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper in versafine vintage sepia. Emboss with clear powder.
2. Brayer wild honey distress ink over panel starting in the sky and moving toward the ground.
3. Brayer spiced marmalade distress ink to cover two thirds of panel
4. Place a negative circle mask over the panel and dab out colour with a damp sponge. Repeatedly dab with water then dry with a paper towel to remove colour from the circle. A pale orange moon will remain.
5. Trim panel to edge of stamped design.
6. Stamp 'woodgrain' background stamp on cream cardbase in versafine vintage sepia. Sponge edges with vintage photo distress ink.
7. Mat woodlands panel in brown cardstock, attach to cardbase.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp 
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versafine vintage sepia ink
Distress Ink: vintage photo, wild honey, spiced marmalade 
Clear embossing powder
Brayer

 
Instructions:
1. Stamp Woodlands Photo Stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper in versafine onyx black. Emboss with clear powder.
2. Sprinkle cerulean blue colorburst powder over top of stamped panel. Paint over with water to activate paint.
3. While blue is still wet sprinkle fuchsia powder below blue and blend with water. 
4. Repeat with gamboge, then terre verte and burnt orange over the green. Blend each colour a little with the adjacent colour while still keeping some original colour.
5. Trim panel outside the edge of stamped design.
6. Stamp 'French script' background stamp on black cardbase in versamark ink then emboss in clear powder.
7. Attach woodlands panel to cardbase.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp 
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp 
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versamark ink
Versafine onyx black ink
Colorburst powders:  cerulean blue, fuchsia,  gamboge, terre verte, burnt orange
Clear embossing powder 

 
Instructions: 
1. Place hot pressed watercolour panel in stamp positioning tool against top edge then move ever so slightly down from the edge. (1mm) Stamp Woodlands Photo Stamp in versamark ink.
2. Leave stamp in positioner and push panel up to be flush against the top edge of positioning tool. Stamp again, this time in versafine onyx black ink. Emboss panel in clear powder.
3. Stick a waterproof circle mask ( I die cut mine from frisket film) over the trees where you want the moon to appear.
4. Press broken china, chipped sapphire and black soot distress inks on craft mat to use for painting. 
5. Pick up broken china ink with a paintbrush and paint around the moon. Paint rest of the panel with chipped sapphire ink blending the two blues to make a third blue.
6. Paint area furthest from the moon with black soot ink. Painting over the embossing will reveal a thin line of 'snow' on the branches.
7. Remove circle mask and trim panel to edge of stamped design.
8. Stamp sentiment from 'Trees' set on small piece of hot pressed watercolour paper in black ink. Attach to corner of woodland panel.
9. Mat panel in co-ordinating colour cardstock and attach to white cardbase. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp 
Darkroom Door Trees Rubber Stamp Set 
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versamark ink
Versafine onyx black ink
Clear embossing powder
Distress Ink: black soot, broken china, chipped sapphire
circle die
frisket film

I hope you've enjoyed my ideas! Thanks for stopping by. 
 

Boat Shed Photo Stamp Projects

Darkroom Door - Friday, February 16, 2018

Hi! Suzz Czosek here to share a variety of fun projects using the new Boat Shed Photo Stamp! The new stamp had me thinking of warm sunny days out on the water. 

My first card uses the new Sunshine stencil and allowed me to create a focal point using the rays of sunshine behind the boat shed.


Instructions: 
1. Stamp Boat Shed using black archival ink. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. 
2. Mask image with the stamped mask. Place sunshine rays stencil over masked image. 
3. Sponge yellow die ink over stencil from the shore line up. 
4. Colour the image using watercolour pencils and waterbrush. 
5. Sponge sunshine rays on another piece of white cardstock. 
6. Cut out image and mount on black cardstock. 
7. Line up sunshine rays on main image with background image and cut background rays to fit on card base. 
8. Stamp sentiment with black ink. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. 
9. Cut out sentiment and mount on black cardstock. Using foam tape attach sentiment to main image. 
10. Using foam tape attach main image to background sunshine. 
11. Attach mounted image and background to cardbase. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed 
Darkroom Door Word Block Stamp: Journey 
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Sunshine 
Ranger Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Black Embossing Powder
Watercolour Pencils 

Here's another card using the Sunshine stencil behind the Boat Shed: 


For my next project I created a tag card: 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the boat shed onto white cardstock using black archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. 
2. Stamp the boat shed image onto copy paper with black archival ink. Cut out the boat shed and the dock to use as a mask. (we will use this in a few of the projects, so keep it nearby) 
3. Mix up white acrylic paint with spritz of water to make a runny white mix. Flick that over the stamped image. Repeat until you get a nice spatter of white. 
4. Let paint dry. Place mask over stamped boat shed and dock. You can use re-positionable tape to keep it flat and protecting the stamped image. 
5. Spray Peacock Feathers Distress Stain Spray over the background. Let dry. 
6. Pull up the mask from the image and add red trim and doors using watercolor pencils and waterbrush. 
7. Cut tag from background to desired size. Mine measured 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". 
8. Create card base 1/4" larger from the tag. 
9. Stamp anchor and steering wheel in archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. Cut out using detail scissors. 
10. Stamp sentiment using black archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. 
11. Cut sentiment into tag shape. 
12. Attach tag and elements to top of card with twine. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Sail Away, Simple Sayings Vol. 1
Ranger Distress Stain Spray: Peacock Feathers
White Paint
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Black Embossing Powder
Watercolour Pencil

For this next cad I wanted to create a sunset feel with the boat shed. 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp Boat Shed using brown archival ink on white cardstock. 
2. Place Boat Shed Mask over stamped image. 
3. Cut 3 1/2" circle from cardstock. Use the opening left form the die cut to place over the masked boat shed. Mask along the shore line with another piece of paper. 
4. Sponge yellow die ink in the circle to create the sun set behind the boat shed. 
5. Sponge around the edges of the circle with a light orange die ink to add more shading. 
6. Remove circle mask. 
7. Leave mask over boat shed water and shoreline. 
8. Stamp words over background using brown archival ink. Cut out main image to frame on card. 
9. Place the circle die cut over the sponged sunset. Sponge blue die ink around the edges and on the bottom. 
10. Add color and shading on the boat house and the dock using watercolor pencils and waterbrush. 
11. Mount image on cardbase.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed
Darkroom Door Word Block Stamp: Journey
Ranger Distress Ink:  Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey
Watercolour Pencils
Circle Die Cut
Ranger Archival Ink: Coffee

For my last project I wanted to play with a journal page and layering the images to get some ideas for scrapbooking a vacation layout. 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the boat shed using brown archival ink on newsprint paper. Cut the top and sides of the image and tear along the bottom. 
2. Stamp the palm trees using brown archival ink on newsprint paper. Tear edges around image. 
3. Stamp sentiment using brown archival ink on another sheet of newsprint paper. Tear a larger panel to hold both other torn images. 
4. Tear a larger sheet of newsprint to cover all the different pieces. 
5. Smear blue distress oxide ink on craft mat. Spritz with water. Using an acrylic block smear the water and ink to get dots of blue ink on the mat. Place newsprint paper of all images in the ink to pick up spots of blue in the paper. Repeat the process until you get the desired effect on all sheets of newsprint with stamped images and backgrounds. 
6. Repeat the process from the previous step with a light brown ink. 
7. Stamp over the backgrounds using the splatter stamp and dark brown die ink. Randomly stamp to add splatters. 
8. Drip and splatter dark brown distress stain spray randomly over background. 
9. Assemble layers and place on tan background cardstock as base. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed, Palm Trees
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Splatter
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Enjoy Life
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Frayed Burlap, Broken China
Ranger Archival Ink: Sepia
Ranger Distress Stain Sprays: Ground Espresso 

I hope this has you feeling the warm and sunny weather and inspired to ink up the new Boat Shed Stamp! 


Suzz

New Release January 2018

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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3 ways with Roses Photo Stamp

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Hi, it's Heather Telford here today, happy to be back on the Darkroom Door blog with three ways to work with the lovely Roses Photo Stamp. The techniques are not dramatically different but each has it's own look and feel once completed. 


Instructions:
1. Begin with a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper a little larger than the Roses stamp. Using a stamp positioning tool ink the Roses stamp in Victorian Velvet distress stain and stamp it on hot pressed watercolour paper. 
2. Wipe off the stamp and ink only the centre of the roses with Aged Mahogany distress stain and stamp over the still damp roses.
3. Spritz the panel if you want more blending. Dab the panel with paper towel if it is too wet.
4. Once panel is dry stamp sentiment from Bright Blossoms Vol 1 Stamp Set on panel in black pigment ink. Emboss in clear powder. 
5. Trim panel and mat panel in black cardstock, add a b&w gingham ribbon and attach to white card base.
6. Add some ebony black nuvo crystal drops.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Roses Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Versafine Ink Onyx Black
Embossing powder: clear
Distress Stains: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet
Nuvo crystal drops: Black ebony
B&W gingham ribbon


Instructions:
1. Begin with a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper a little larger than the Roses Photo Stamp. Emboss Roses stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper in clear powder.
2. Paint over embossing with Victorian Velvet distress stain. 
3. Add darker accents or paint over whole roses with Aged Mahogany distress stain.
4. Trim panel and wrap burgandy ribbon around.
5. Stamp sentiment from Bright Blossoms Vol 1Stamp Set  in Crimson Red versafine ink on a small rectangle of watercolour paper. Swipe inkpad round edges of panel then emboss edges and sentiment in clear powder.
6. Pop sentiment up over ribbon and attach roses panel to cream card base.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Roses Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Versamark ink
Embossing powder: clear
Distress Stains: Aged Mahogany, Victorian Velvet
Burgandy ribbon


Instructions:
1. Begin with a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper a little larger than the Roses stamp. Ink Roses stamp in Memento Love Letter ink. Add Memento Rhubarb stalk ink to centres of roses with a marker. Spritz lightly and stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper.
2. Using a water brush or small watercolour brush blend some of the rose petals to soften the edges and spread the colour. It isn't necessary to blend over all the stamping; some white areas help make the petals stand out.
3. Trim rose panel and swipe a versamark pad around the edges. Swipe versamark around edges of small rectangle for a sentiment and the front of a cream card base also. Stamp sentiment from Bright Blossoms Vol 2 Stamp Set in versamark on small panel. Emboss sentiment, card edges and panel edges in gold powder.
4. Add a gold cord to roses panel assemble panels on card base.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Roses Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Versafine Ink Onyx Black
Embossing powder: gold
Memento inks: Love Letter, Rhubarb stalk
Gold cord

I hope you enjoyed these ideas! Thanks for stopping by!

VW Beetle Photo Stamp Project Ideas Part 2

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 08, 2016

Hi there! Today we are sharing six more project ideas using the VW Beetle Photo Stamp! If you missed Part 1, you can see that here

Our first card today was created by Rachel Greig:


Instructions: 
1. Spritz White Linen Dylusions Spray onto a non-stick craft sheet. Press French Script Background Stamp into the ink and stamp onto the front of a folded black card. Repeat until you have stamped around all sides. Set aside to dry. 
2. Stamp the VW Beetle Photo Stamp onto gloss card using Archival Jet Black ink. Colour the car using Squeezed Lemonade Distress Marker. 
3. Sponge around the car using Pumice Stone Distress Ink for the road and Weathered Wood Distress Ink for the sky. Lightly sponge Peeled Paint Distress ink where the green foliage is. 
4. Trim around stamped image and mount onto black card. Mount again onto yellow cardstock and lightly tap the Archival Jet Black ink pad onto the yellow card to add extra texture. 
5. Adhere stamped panel to the front of the black card using foam adhesive to complete! 

Anneke De Clerck has created 3 projects to share with us. Here is her first card: 


Instructions: 

1. Apply a layer of turquoise, yellow and pink acrylic paint on top of the corrugated cardboard using a brayer
2. Stamp the VW Beetle Photo Stamp twice with Archival Ink Jet Black on watercolor paper
3. Color the background on the first print with Distress Ink using a water brush
4. Color the car on the second print the same way. Add accents with a silver pen
5. Cut out the car and adhere to the first print with 3D tape
6. Punch two hearts out of scraps of painted paper
7. Stamp text on a scrap of paper and assemble the card as shown 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Polka Dots Background Stamp with Archival Ink Cobalt on a card panel
2. Stamp the VW Beetle Photo Stamp with the same ink on watercolor paper and cut out.
3. Color the car with Distress Ink Twisted Citron using a water brush
4. Stamp a wish on a scrap of painted paper and assemble the card as shown. 


Instructions: 
1. Apply several colors of acrylic paint to a card panel with a plastic card. Use white paint to make smooth colour transitions 
2. Stamp the Eiffel Tower on the background with Archival Ink Jet Black. 
3. Draw a horizon with a black fineliner, decorate with white dots using a Sharpie pen
4. Stamp text on the background with Archival Ink Jet Black and StazOn Ink Teal Blue
5. Stamp the car on white paper, add accents with a silver fineliner and cut out
6. Stamp the lady on a scrap of painted paper and cut out
7. Adhere the lady and the car to the card as shown

Robyn Wood loved that this stamp can be coloured to give totally different moods to a card – she did this one in hippie style patterns & colours as an ode to the paint job she wished she’d had done to her beetle.


Instructions: 
Stamp Darkroom Door VW Beetle Photo Stamp twice onto white cardstock using black Archival ink. Using markers, colour the image that will be the bottom layer. The beetle will only need the edges coloured as another image is to be layered on top. Trim closely. Colour the second beetle, giving it a hippie style pattern and colouring. Think bright, fluoro colours, paisley patterns, sweeping swirls and huge, fat petaled flowers. Try a Google image search if you need inspiration! Trim closely and layer on top of other image using foam tape. Stamp a white card front all over with a paint splat image from the Darkroom Door Paint Splats set – be sure to clean the paint off immediately. Layer beetle image with bright pink at an angle and attach to card front. 


Instructions: 
Stamp Darkroom Door VW Beetle Photo stamp onto white cardstock using Tuxedo Black Momento ink. Colour the image using Copic markers, the colours used are listed below as a guide. Trim and layer with white, then orange cardstock and mount onto a craft coloured card front. Stamp the word vintage from Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles set onto a scrap of white card using black ink and trim closely. Punch an oblong shape out of orange cardstock and add the word and two brads. Affix to card front using foam tape.

Supplies Used: 
Darkroom Door VW Beetle Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Classic Motorcycles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tour Eiffel Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door 1920's Chic Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Background Stamp
Dylusions Ink Spray: White Linen
Distress Inks: Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Pumice Stone, Broken China, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Marker; Squeezed Lemonade
Archival Ink; Jet Black, Cobalt
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Turquoise, Lemon, Magenta, Ruby, Sky, White, Tangerine
Watercolour Paper
Aquash Brush
White Sharpie 
Silver & Black Fineliner
StazOn Ink: Teal Blue
Faber Castell Pitt pens – various colours
Acrylic paint in fluoro colours 
Memento ink – Tuxedo Black
Copic markers – BG10, BG23, BG32, B00, C1, C3, Y11, YG23, YG25

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

VW Beetle Photo Stamp Project Ideas Part 1

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Hi there! We have six great cards to share with you today using the VW Beetle Photo Stamp

Our first card was created by Teresa Abajo


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the VW Beetle Photo Stamp using Archival Jet Black ink.
2. Stamp the script from the Champs Elysee Stamp set in blue ink, and the cancellation stamp from the Correspondence set in red ink over the image.
3. Spray the image with Distress Spray Stain Antique Linen and allow to dry. Layer this onto some patterned paper from the inside of an envelope, then onto a kraft card.
4. Finish the card off with some twine and a word from the Everyday Life stamp set.

Here are two cards by Belinda Spencer:


Instructions: 
1. Apply the Brushed Stars Background Stamp to a piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Use an ink blending tool to apply Hickory Smoke Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the edges. Stick down on a kraft cardstock base.
2. Stamp the VW Beetle stamp onto another piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using the Jet Black ink. Apply Fossilized Amber and Hickory Smoke inks to the background. Layer on top of a piece of yellow cardstock cut to size. Stick down on the card front.
3. Stamp the VW again on another piece of white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Squish the Fossilized Amber ink onto an acrylic stamping block, add a little water and paint on the VW Beetle image using a soft, wet paintbrush.
4. Create a racing stripe using white cardstock and add stripes to it using textas. Stick down on the VW. Apply the Bingo Numbers to a scrap of white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Choose a number, cut out and add on top of the racing stripe on the VW. 


For this next card, Belinda has created an open hood for the front of the car: 


Instructions: 
1. Apply Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink to the VW Beetle stamp and stamp on a piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size. Squish Hickory Smoke, Lucky Clover and Peacock Feathers Tim Holtz Distress Inks onto an acrylic stamping block or heat resistant craft sheet. Add some water to each colour and apply a wash of colour to the stamped image using a soft, wet paintbrush. Allow to dry.
2. Stamp the VW Beetle again on smooth white cardstock using Hero Arts Neon Purple ink. Squish Wilted Violet Distress Ink onto the clean acrylic block and paint this colour onto the purple stamped VW. Allow to dry or dry with a heat gun. Cut the bonnet/boot open with a craft knife so that it can be lifted. Fussy cut this VW and glue down on top of the first image making sure that the bonnet can still be opened. Create some racing stripes for the bonnet from white cardstock and add to the VW.
3. Stamp the VW for a third time using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut the bumper, headlights and windscreen/roof section. Glue down on top of the purple bug.
4. Stamp the number plate of the bug again using the Neon Purple ink. Fussy cut and glue onto the bumper.
5. Use the Neon Purple ink to stamp the 'hi' from the Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set on the white cardstock. Cut out and stick down under the bonnet.
6. Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp to another piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using Watering Can Archival Ink. Use an ink blending tool to apply Hickory Smoke Distress Ink around the edges. Stick down on top of a kraft cardstock card base. Add the VW Beetle image on top.
7. Using Aquamarine Archival Ink, stamp the 'Hello' from the Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set on to a scrap of smooth white cardstock. Fussy cut and stick down on the card front.


Godelieve Tijskens created these next cards: 


Instructions:
1. This is a 1 layer card, using thick watercolor paper
2. Stamp the VW Beetle Photo Stamp onto the folded watercolor paper, using Archival Ink Jet Black
3. Using a stamping block as a palette, watercolor the image with Distress Inks
4. Choose a large stamp from the Happy Birthday set, and stamp with black ink 


Instructions: 
1. The VW Beetle stamp was inked with Distress Ink Iced Spruce and stamped onto mixed media paper
2. Neocolor II crayons were used to watercolor the image.
3. To get more intense colors I used colored pencils here and there.
4. To add texture I stamped the French Script Texture stamp, using Archival Ink Watering Can
5. The VW Beetle and words were stamped with Colorbox pigment ink Frost White onto black cardstock, and cut out.
6. The pieces were glued onto a green mat, and then onto a white card.


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the VW Beetle stamp onto mixed media paper, using Archival Ink Watering Can
2. Colour the image with pencils. Use many layers to get intense colors. I wanted to put this VW Beetle in a lavender field, so I used a lot of purple.
3. Cut the image out, leaving a border
4. I stamped the lavender sprig from the Art de Fleur Vol 1 set on the forground, using Archival Ink Deep Purple.
5. Words from the All Occasions set were used to turn this card into a Father's Day card. 

Supplies Used: 
Darkroom Door VW Beetle Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Champs Elysee Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Everyday Life Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Art De Fleur Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Stars Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Bingo Numbers Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Aquamarine, Watering Can, Deep Purple
Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, Barn Door, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Tea Dye, Iced Spruce
Distress Spray Stain: Antique Linen
Cardstock: Kraft A5 Card
Ranger Watercolour Paper
Ranger Mixed Media Paper
Colorbox Pigment Inkpad: Frost White
Neocolors II Crayons 
Colored Pencils
Tiny Attacher
Twine

Please find part 2 here! Thanks for stopping by today! 

Skateboard Photo Stamp Project Ideas Part 2

Darkroom Door - Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hi there! Today we are sharing more projects using the Skateboard Photo Stamp! If you missed Part 1, you can find that blog post here. 

Anneke De Clerck has created four different cards using the Skateboard Photo Stamp! Here is the first one: 


Instructions: 
1. Apply stripes of paint on a 6 x 6" (15 x 15 cm) card panel 
2. Add black and white paint on top randomly
3. Create letters and numbers by sponging through stencils using black and white acrylic paint
4. Stamp stains from the Coffee Time set with white paint
5. Stamp flowers from the Whimsical Words set wit black paint, add accents with a white pen
6. Stamp the Skateboard Photo Stamp with Archival Ink Jet Black on watercolor paper and cut out
7. Sponge letters on top with black paint, make drips with diluted light blue, yellow and turquoise paint
8. Color the skateboard with magenta paint
9. Add lime paint to the edges of the skateboard print and adhere it to the painted background using mini staples


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Skateboard Photo Stamp on watercolor paper using Archival Ink Cobalt
2. Color the print with Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron using a water brush
3. Cut a background out of painted paper and glue the stamped print on top
4. Stamp text using Archival Ink Cobalt 


Instructions: 
1. Color Distress Woodgrain Cardstock with Spray Stains Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet 
2. Stamp the Skateboard Photo Stamp on watercolor paper using Distress Ink Wilted Violet 
3. Color the skateboard with Distress Ink Twisted Citron using a water brush
4. Stamp text to the right upper corner using Archival Ink Jet Black
5. Paint wooden numbers with Distress Paint Twisted Citron 
6. Assemble the card as shown, decorate with a paperclip and some ribbon


Instructions: 
1. Pick up a thin layer of lime and sky paint with a brayer, make sure the lime paint is at one side, sky at the other
2. Load the Skateboard Photo Stamp with that paint and make a print
3. Overstamp with Archival Ink Jet Black
4. Stamp mini solid flowers from the Full Bloom Vol 2 set on scraps of paper using sky paint
5. Overstamp with the mini open flowers using Archival Ink Jet Black, cut out
6. Assemble the card as shown 

Godelieve Tijskens has two cards to share: 


Instructions: 
1. I stamped the Skateboard Photo Stamp with Archival Ink Vermillion on smooth watercolor paper
2. I used Distress inkpads and a brush to watercolor the image. A stamping block was used as a palette.
3. The image was stamped once more with black Archival ink. 
4. The cut out legs and board was glued onto the colored image.
5. Words from the Robot Vol 1 set are stamped onto the brick background and cut out too.
6. The image was glued onto black cardstock, and then onto a kraft card.


Instructions: 
1. For this card I used watercolor paper
2. I used a MISTI stamping tool, a handy stamp positioner.  
3. I inked the stamp with Distress Markers and misted with water. I stamped the colors one by one and let them dry inbetween, to avoid that the colors would mix. The colors I used are Rusty Hinge, Festive Berries, Faded Jeans and Hickory Smoke.
4. Then I over stamped the complete image with Archival Ink Watering Can.
5. I layered the image with brown cardstock.
6. Blue photo corners were used as arrows to embellish the card.
7. I glued the panel onto a white card, and stamped the words from the Happy Birthday set with Archival ink too.

Supplies Used: 
Darkroom Door Skateboard Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Skater Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Coffee Time Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Robot Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Rusty Hinge, Pumice Stone
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Sky, Lime, Turquoise,White, Black, Lemon, Magenta
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cobalt, Watering Can, Vermillion
Distress Woodgrain Cardstock
Distress Spray Stains: Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet
Distress Paint: Twisted Citron
Distress Markers: Rusty Hinge, Festive Berries, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke
Ranger Watercolour Paper
Donna Downey Signature Stencils: Mini Numbers Repeat, Mini Alpha Rerun

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Skateboard Photo Stamp Project Ideas Part 1

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Hi there! We have some fabulous new projects to share with you today using the Skateboard Photo Stamp

First are two cards by Belinda Spencer


Instructions: 
1. Apply the Brick Wall Background Stamp onto a piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using Cornflower Blue Ranger Archival Ink. Use an ink blending tool to apply Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans ink. Stamp with quotes from the Skater Rubber Stamp Set using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Stick down on a slightly larger piece of black cardstock and then on a white cardstock card base.
2. Apply the Skateboard Photo Stamp onto another piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using the Cornflower Blue ink for the wall section and Watering Can ink for the ground section of the stamp. Use a white crayon to draw in the mortar on the wall. Use an ink blending tool to add Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans ink to the wall and Hickory Smoke ink to the ground. Stick down on a slightly larger piece of black cardstock. Stick down on the card front.
3. Stamp the Skateboard stamp again on another piece of smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Fussy cut the skateboard and skater. Add some black wire thread or twine to the card front. Layer the Skater and skateboard over the top using 3D foam.
4. Stamp the 'dude' from the Skater Rubber Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink as well as some words from the Photography Rubber Stamp Set. Fussy cut and add to the card.


This stamp also looks great just in black and white: 


Instructions: 
1. Apply the Alphabet Background Stamp onto a piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Use an ink blending tool to apply Black Soot Tim Holtz Distress Ink to the edges. Stick down on a black cardstock card base.
2. Apply the Skateboard Photo Stamp onto another piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using the Jet Black ink. Ink the edges with the Black Soot ink. Add to the card front using 3D foam.
3. Stamp the filmstrip image from the Photography Rubber Stamp Set on a scrap of white cardstock with the Jet Black ink. Cut out and add to the card front using 3D foam. Add a circle of black twine or wire thread around the film strip. Add a metal wings charm on top of this.
4. Stamp the 'rip it up' and the 'dude' from the Skater Rubber Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card using 3D foam. Flick some black ink over the top of the card.


Teresa Abajo has created a cool street scene card: 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Skater image using Archival Jet Black ink onto light brown cardstock and onto blue patterned paper.
2. Fussy cut the legs and skateboard from the blue patterned paper and layer over some cotton gauze that has been coloured black.
3. Adhere this in place over the image on brown cardstock, then onto a piece of blue patterned paper.
4. Stamp the 'hi' circle from the Simply Circles stamp set in black ink, punch it out and adhere to the card.


Lastly, here's a quick and easy card by Rachel Greig: 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp Skateboard Photo Stamp onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Colour the skateboard with Crushed Olive Distress Marker. Colour the jeans with Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky Distress Markers. Sponge around the image with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. 
2. Adhere to black cardstock and use a tiny attacher to add some small staples to the sides of the image. 
3. Stamp the Criss Cross Texture Stamp onto a folded light blue card using Cobalt Archival Ink. 
4. Adhere Skateboard image to card using foam adhesive.  

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Skateboard Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Brick Wall Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Skater Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Criss Cross Texture Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Cornflower Blue, Jet Black, Watering Can, Cobalt
Ranger Distress Ink: Black Soot, Faded Jeans, Hickory Smoke, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood
Distress Markers: Crushed Olive, Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood
White crayon

Thanks for stopping by today! We will have more cards to share with you tomorrow using the Skateboard Photo Stamp - be sure to check them out!