A Thousand Miles Quote Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, December 10, 2018

Hi! Suzz Czosek here to share a few projects using the brand new Quote Stamp A Thousand Miles. I thought what a lovely inspirational quote for someone who is starting out on something new that might be challenging. Here’s what I have created: 

1. Lay the small Sunshine Stencil over white cardstock. Sponge Yellow dye ink around the small circle on the stencil.  
2. Sponge orange dye ink around the yellow dye ink, slightly overlapping. Then sponge purple dye ink around the orange dye ink, slightly overlapping. 
3. Blend the overlaps with the lighter colored dye ink.  (example: blend between the purple and orange with the orange ink)
4. Cut the sponged background to fit front of card. 
5. Stamp the A Thousand Miles Quote using black archival ink on right side. 
6..Stamp VW Beetle Photo Stamp using black archival ink on white cardstock. 
7. Color beetle with dye inks and waterbrush. Let dry. 
8. Cut out beetle and adhere to background with foam dots. 
9. Mount inky background to cardbase. 
10. Rub on sentiments along rays of sunshine. 

Supplies used:  
Darkroom Door Sunshine Small Stencil 
Darkroom Door A Thousand Miles Quote Stamp 
Darkroom Door VW Beetle Photo Stamp
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Seedless Preservers
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Idea-ology Tim Holtz Remnant Rub-ons

After I created my beetle card I was still thinking of sunshine and bright colors and decided to use the pretty Eclectic daisy stamp to create an ombre card. 

1. Ink up a mat with yellow dye ink. Spritz with water. 
2. Dab cardstock onto inky mat and pick up color onto background. Let dry.
3. Ink up A Thousand miles with yellow dye ink on the top third of the stamp. Ink up the middle of the stamp with orange dye ink and the bottom of the stamp with red dye ink. 
4. Spritz the inky stamp with a mist of water and stamp the sentiment in the middle of the inky background. 
5. Ink up the center of the daisy flower stamp with yellow dye ink, the middle with orange dye ink and the edges of the daisy stamp with red dye ink. 
6. Mist the daisy stamp and stamp randomly around the sentiment. 
7. Repeat inking and stamping the daisy around the sentiments. 
8. Cut card front from stamped sentiment and flowers. (I cut mine to a long and narrow card size) 
9. Stamp and cut a second set of flowers to add layers to the original images on the card front. 
10. Attach second layers of flowers to card front. 
11. Add bead centers to flowers with glue and randomly sprinkle glue and beads to front of card. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door A Thousand Miles Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Daisy Eclectic Stamp
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Candied Apple
Seed Beads

After I finished my two cards I made a sweet layout with a photo of my daughter. 

1. Apply crackle paste using the Small Stars Stencil randomly across background. Let dry.  
2. Splatter a mix of olive green and brown sprays across the background. 
3. Stamp sentiment in bottom right of layout. (I heat embossed the sentiment with brown embossing powder) 
4. Stamp Journey Wordblock stamp using brown archival ink on tissue paper.  
5. Stamp Butterfly stamp with brown ink onto white cardstock. Repeat. 
6. Heat emboss stamped image with brown embossing powder. 
7. Cut out butterflies. 
8. Stamp Journey Wordblock Stamp with brown ink on white cardstock. Cut out words for center of butterflies.  
9. Assemble layout with butterflies, photo, tissue paper, and twine. 

Supplies used:  
Darkroom Door A Thousand Miles Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Starry Night Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Journey Wordblock Stamp
Tattered Angels Olive Vine
Ranger Distress Ink Spray: Ground Espresso
Archival Ink: Potting Soil
Brown Embossing Powder
Crackle Paste

The beautiful quote stamps are always a wonderful focal point or addition to any card, art journal or layout. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Days Count Quote Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some cards featuring the brand new Days Count Quote Stamp. I created two backgrounds using one of my favourite techniques: building layers with paint. Thanks to the bold font style of the quote stamp it was perfectly possible to stamp it on top of those rather busy backgrounds. 

1. Cut a card panel out of a sheet of mixed media paper. 

2. In order to add interest to the background start by stamping the rose from the Bright Blossoms Vol 2 stamp set using blushing and fuchsia paint. 

3. Paint the rest of the background by applying blushing, lemon, cheddar, blue and grey paint with a flat brush.

4. Stamp script randomly with the Inky Script Background Stamp using Stazon Ink Teal Blue.

5. Stamp two white spirals with a stamp from the Grunge Marks set using white paint.

6. Stamps letters (D-A-Y-S) randomly using stamps from the Scratched Alphabet stamp set and lemon paint.

7. Stamp the quote on top of the painted background with Archival Ink Jet Black. For a crisp outcome use a stamping platform.

8. Fold a tab from a torn strip of fabric and glue in place.

9. Adhere the panel to a top fold card.


1. Cut a card panel out of a sheet of mixed media paper.

2. Mix white paint with a small amount of black paint to create shades of grey. Apply grey and white paint to the background randomly. 

3. Paint color blocks freehand with pink, blushing and grey paint using a flat brush. 

4. Stamp with the Grid Texture Stamp randomly using Archival Ink Watering Can.

5. Stamp marks with various stamps from the Grunge Marks stamp set using white paint, Archival Ink Jet Black & Watering Can

6. Stamp the quote on top of the painted background with Archival Ink Jet Black.

7. Add accents with a white Sharpie.

8. Adhere the panel to a top fold card.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Days Count Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Scratched Alphabet Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Inky Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black & Watering Can
Stazon Ink: Teal Blue
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint: Blushing, White, Cheddar, Lemon, Fuchsia
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Blah Mange
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Carbon Black, Manganese Blue Hue, Paynes Gray
White Sharpie

Thanks for stopping by!


Time Machine Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hello stampers! It is Anna-Karin here with you today sharing an art journal page made with the new Time Machine Quote Stamp. This is a wonderful sentiment and it works well for cards, art journaling pages and scrapbooking layouts.

The beautiful sentiment is the focal point of this art journaling page, and I wanted it to be surrounded with a field of wildflowers. The wildflowers from the Nature Walk Stamp Set fitted well with the message of valuing both memories and dreams. Wildflowers also make me think both of visiting my grandmother, where we used to pick a lot of wildflowers, and also of going for walks in nature as an adult. There is something about the beauty and resilience of a wildflower, which makes them very special to me.

I worked in my Small Creative Flip Journal and started out by white embossing the sentiment on the page. It looks nicer if the sentiment isn’t right in the middle of the page, but instead a little to the left or right.

White emboss two of the flowers from the Nature Walk set, bending the stems a little to give them more life and movement. Ink the page with Distress Ink, using an ink-blending tool.

Splatter the page with water droplets to create texture. 

Stamp a shadow for the white embossed flowers, by inking the stamp with Hickory Smoke and stamping it a little to the side of the original impression. Use the same stamp with Forget-Me-Not ink to make it look like there are more flowers further away. Stamp a field of grass around the flowers with two shades of green Archival ink. I also used the bird stamp from the African Trees set to stamp birds in the sky.

I just love this sentiment, and it is so true. Another idea would be to use it on a vintage or steampunk page together with, for example, a clock such as the Pocket Watch Eclectic stamp, or perhaps the cool Mr Bright Idea Collage Stamp.

Stamping a shadow gives dimension to the flowers. Don’t worry too much about getting it exactly right.

The Nature Walk set comes with lovely small sentiments and I stamped them here and there on the page.

Stamping a field of grass and wildflowers is such fun, and I like having these types of happy and hopeful pages in my art journal. They make me smile as I look through a journal.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Time Machine Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Nature Walk Stamp Set
Darkroom Door African Trees Stamp Set
Ranger Dylusions Small Creative Flip Journal
Ranger Distress Ink: Mermaid Lagoon, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Ground Espresso, Hickory Smoke
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Forget-Me-Not, Fern Green, Leaf Green
embossing ink
Embossing powder: white

Die: Simon Says Stamp Clipping Heart
Embellishment: Tim Holtz idea-ology Journey Design Tape

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it inspired you to add sentiments and words to your projects. Thank you so much for looking!

Happy stamping!


4 Ways with Quote Stamps

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hi there, it’s Rachel Greig here today! We have recently released 4 new Quote Stamps and I have a few cards to share with you to show a few ways they can be used! 

The first card uses the Time Machine Quote Stamp: 

1. Ink up the Spanish Tiles Background Stamp with warm colours of Distress Oxide ink pads and stamp onto a folded cream card. 
2. Swipe the same colours of Distress Oxides onto a non-stick craft sheet and spritz with water. Place a Size 8 tag into the ink and move around to cover the tag. Dry with a heat tool. Repeat to create a few different layers of colour. 
3. Stamp the Time Machine Quote Stamp onto the tag using Archival Jet Black ink. Tie some ribbon through the top of the tag and adhere to the card with foam adhesive. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Time Machine Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Spanish Tiles Background Stamp
Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Bundled Sage, Squeezed Lemonade
Size 8 Mixed Media Distress Tag
Non-stick Craft Sheet

This next quote is one of my favourites, we called it A Thousand Miles: 

For this I stamped directly onto a journal page that had already been painted with various paints and layers. The Spiral Notebook Frame Stamp was stamped onto the page using Archival Jet Black ink and the A Thousand Miles Quote was stamped inside. All of our Quote Stamps will fit inside the Spiral Notebook Frame Stamp which makes it very versatile to use!

Now for some bright colours using the Look For Stars Quote Stamp: 

1. Stamp the Pinstripe Background Stamp onto white cardstock and emboss with white embossing powder. Colour in between the lines using Distress Inks and a water brush. (Tap the ink onto a non-stick craft sheet and pick up the ink with the water brush, then colour in the lines). Use different ink colours to create a rainbow. 
2. Stamp the Look For Stars Quote onto white cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink. Stamp the Quote onto a different piece of white card using Vibrant Fuchsia and Forget-Me-Not Archival inks. Trim around the words shown and adhere over the black stamped quote with foam adhesive. 
3. Stamp some stars from the Stars Stamp set using the same coloured Archival Inks. Trim and adhere to the card using foam adhesive. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Look For Stars Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Pinstripe Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Stars Stamp Set
Archival Inks: Jet Black, Forget-Me-Not, Vibrant Fuchsia 
Distress Inks 
Non-stick Craft Sheet

This last card uses rich earthy tones for the Days Count Quote Stamp: 

1. Stamp the clocks from the Tick Tock Stamp Set using a combination of Plum, Sepia and Coffee Archival inks to cover a piece of cream cardstock. Fill in any space with the Tick Tock stamp using Chrome Yellow Archival Ink. Adhere to a piece of brown cardstock then onto a folded plum card. 
2. Stamp the Days Count Quote Stamp onto cream cardstock with Archival Sepia ink. Trim and adhere to brown cardstock. Ink the edges of the card with the Archival Sepia ink by tapping the ink directly onto the card stock. You can see a video of how that is done here.  

3. Adhere panel to card front with foam adhesive to finish! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Days Count Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Tick Tock Stamp Set
Archival Inks: Sepia, Coffee, Plum, Chrome Yellow 

Here’s a video where I share all of the cards and the new stamps here: 

I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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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Using Quote Stamps for Cards and Art Journals

Darkroom Door - Thursday, April 05, 2018

Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today sharing 4 cards and an art journal page using the new Quote Stamps! When I'm working on projects, I'll often make extra backgrounds or have left overs from experimenting with inks and other products. I keep these backgrounds to use on later projects. When I want to make some quick cards, I'll pull out my stash of these pre-made backgrounds and all I need to do is add some stamping on top. Quote stamps are great to use in this way, as they are the perfect size for a card front and look great over different styles of backgrounds! 

Here's some ideas to show you. 

I had been making backgrounds with Distress Oxide inks on tags. To make the tag fit the card, I simply tore the bottom edge and sponged the bottom edge with more ink to blend it in. I stamped the I Am Creative Quote Stamp over the top using Archival Jet Black ink. Mounted it onto some green card stock then onto a folded white card base. I added some orange splatters with a paint brush and watered down orange paint. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door I Am Creative Quote Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxide Inks: Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Broken China 
Distress Mixed Media Tags
Dina Wakley Paint: Tangerine

This background was created with Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet Distress Inks. Both inks were swiped onto a non-stick craft sheet and misted with water, before placing the white card stock down into the ink and moved around. Lift up the card stock and dry with a heat tool before stamping the Heart Of You Quote over the top with Archival Jet Black ink. Adhere to a white card base with foam adhesive, then add some pearl drops to the corners. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Part Of You Quote Stamp
Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet 
Archival Ink: Jet Black 


This card is super simple to make and only uses the Postmarks Background Stamp and the Along The Way Quote Stamp. Both stamps were stamped onto Kraft card stock using Archival Potting Soil ink pad. Adhere the quote to black card stock and add two metal arrows to each side. Adhere over the stamped background and mount onto black card stock, then onto a folded cream card. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Along The Way Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Postmarks Background Stamp
Archival Ink: Potting Soil
Metal Arrows: American Crafts
Cardstock: Oatmeal

This card is a great stash buster card, using gel prints and embossed card stock. If I have random pieces of card stock left over, I will often use embossing folders to create patterns in them and save them for layering onto cards. It creates texture without making the background too busy, especially if you're adding a colourful background on top like I have here. 

The background was created by gel printing with with Circles stencil. If you've ever tried gel printing before, check out my video here to give you some ideas. 

The Say Yes Quote Stamp was stamped over the top using Archival Jet Black ink pad. All of the pieces were mounted onto black card stock then onto a folded white card base. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Say Yes Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Small Circles Stencil 
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black 
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz Sizzix Rays
Dina Wakley Media Paints 

For one last idea, here's how you can use Quote Stamps in your art journal, along with using extra painted backgrounds from your stash. 

Simply layer and collage them together in your journal to create a page! 

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


Say Yes Quote Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some projects featuring the brand new Say Yes Quote Stamp. I‘m really fond of the quote. In my opinion it’s suitable on many occasions.

Below I’m sharing a mixed media card and a card on which I used Distress Oxide Inks in rainbow colours. Thanks to the bold font style of the stamp it’s perfectly possible to stamp on top of a rather busy background. 


1. Stamp on white tissue paper with various Darkroom Door Background Stamps using green, blue and turquoise paint. 

2. Cut small strips out of the stamped tissue paper and create a collage with those strips. Use matte medium both for adhering and sealing.

3. Brush a wash of gesso on top of the dried collage.

4. Stamp with the Grid and Postcards Background Stamp on tissue paper using Archival Ink Jet Black. Cut parts out of those prints and adhere randomly to the background.

5. Stamp with Distress Ink Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon inkpads on a craft sheet. Spray water on top and put parts of the card into that puddle to add colour. Make drips as well. Repeat until you’re happy with the result.

6. Stamp randomly with parts of the Checkered Background Stamp using white paint.

7. Stamp the quote using Archival Ink Jet Black.

8. Finish the card off by stamping 3 circles with white paint.

Supplies used
Darkroom Door Say Yes Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Background Stamp 
Darkroom Door Plaid Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Numbers Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Abstract Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Buttons Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Circles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Grid Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Postcards Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamps
Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime, Mushy Peas, Vibrant Turquoise, and Cut Grass
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Titanium White, Sky Blue Light
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Matte Medium


1. Put the small Polka Dots stencil onto special stamping paper. Apply Distress Oxide inks through the stencil using a blending tool. Start on top with Abandoned Coral and alternate colours every 2 rows. Use a scrap of text paper to mask off the part that’s already done. 

2. Stamp the quote stamp on top using Archival Ink Jet Black.

3. Cut a banner out of special stamping paper. Stamp the word ‘happens’ using the same Distress Oxide inks as for the background. Hold stamp and banner in place using the MISTI or a similar stamping platform. Stamp in steps, ink up the letters one by one while masking off the rest with tape.

4. Attach the banner to the card using mini staples. Finish off with a black fineliner.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Say Yes Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Small Stencil-Polka Dots
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxides: Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet

Thanks for stopping by!


I Am Creative Tag

Darkroom Door - Saturday, March 31, 2018

Hello, it is Anna-Karin here with you today sharing a tag made with the new I Am Creative Quote Stamp. This is such a fun quote and it fits me well since there is almost always a certain level of creative chaos on my desk. I actually often quite like it, since I tend to find interesting bits and pieces to use on projects, and some of them made their way onto this tag.

I wanted the sentiment to take up most of the space on the tag, but to be surrounded by odd bits and pieces and lots of textures and splatters. The background is actually made up by two tags, one of which I found in my scrap box from a project when I had made too much glittery sand and prepared a tag for the future with the left-overs. Glitter and paint had been mixed into Texture Paste to make it look like glittery sand. Sequins were pressed into the paste before it dried.

I started out doing a Distress Oxide background on another manila tag. Smear the oxides on a non-stick craft sheet, mist with water and press the tag into the ink. You can mist more water on the tag to blend the oxides. Dry with a heat tool and repeat until you are happy with the look. 

Emboss the I Am Creative stamp with Gun Metal powder on the tag.

Give the words a shadow with a marker. I used a Black Soot Distress Marker first, and then went over it again with a permanent marker. Stamp with the Dots Texture Stamp and Jet Black ink. Distress the edges and run the black ink pad over them. 

Next, stamp the background with the Splatter Texture Stamp and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide.

Ink the leaf that looks like a feather from the Tropical Leaves set with Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon and mist with water. Stamp and repeat until you have enough feathers.

The shadow makes the words stand out better from the background. As you can see, I worked quickly and didn’t worry about getting it perfect.

I cut fringes into the feathers to give them more dimension and texture. Adhere the two tags together and tie with a piece of dyed cheese cloth that I found on my desk. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door I Am Creative Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Splatter Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Tropical Leaves Rubber Stamps
Ranger: Manila Tags
Watercolor Paper
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Faded Jeans
Ranger Distress Ink: Mermaid Lagoon, Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Embossing powder: Ranger Gunmetal
Ranger Distress Marker: Black Soot
Permanent black marker
Glitter: Ranger Tim Holtz: Distress Glitter Dust Vintage
Sequins: 28 Lilac Lane: Neutrals Sequin Mix
Ranger White Texture Paste
Tim Holtz Distress Matte Medium
Ranger Distress Paint: Antique Linen

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it inspired you to let the words be focal points on a project and to mix seemingly random bits and pieces together. Thank you so much for looking!

Happy stamping!


Part Of You Quote Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Hi! Suzz Czosek here. Today I am sharing a few projects using the beautiful quote stamp Part of You

For my first card I incorporated the boat shed with the lovely sentiment. 


1. Stamp the Boat Shed Photo Stamp using a gray archival ink.
2. Color image using watercolor pencils an waterbrush.
3. Paint background using blue dye inks and waterbrush.
4. Dry background.
5. Stamp Part of You using black archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder.
6. Assemble card.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Part of You Quote Stamp

Darkroom Door Boat Shed Photo Stamp 

Ranger Archival: Jet Black Ink, Watering Can 
Watercolor Pencils, 
Ranger Distress Ink: Broken China

For my next card I wanted to highlight the sentiment with a soft background texture. 


1. Spray the background of white cardstock with a light colored mist. 
2. Stamp the Part Of You Quote Stamp using black archival ink.
3. Place the small Butterfly Stencil over the sentiment and smear translucent embossing paste over the butterfly and slightly beyond the edges of the butterfly. I wanted uneven edges around the butterfly but keeping it close to the edge to allow the stucco effect to show on the card front.
4. Let dry completely.
5. Sponge distress ink over the embossed butterfly. Sponge around the edges to highlight the rough edges and the center of the butterfly.
6. Assemble card.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Part of You Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Small Stencil Butterflies
Ranger Distress Spray: Antique Linen
Ranger Distress Ink: Tattered Rose
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Translucent Embossing Paste

For my last project I wanted to play with a journal page using the sentiment.

Instructions: (Let dry between steps) 

1. Paint a swatch of white gesso in the center of a journal page. (Mine is part of an old ledger)
2. Add random stars using the small Starry Night stencil and crackle embossing paste. 
3. Spritz with Pink, Gold, and Antique Linen sprays to get the desired colors and spots as desired.
4. Stamp the Part Of You Quote Stamp using black archival ink.
5. Spray cheese cloth with gold spray.
6. Trace heart shape using watercolor pencils randomly across surface and around the sentiment.
7. Use waterbrush to soften the traced images.
8.Stamp script using gold ink randomly across surface. 
9. Using stick pins attach pieces of cheese cloth with baubles and charms. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Part of You Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Small Stencil Starry Night
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Ranger Distress Spray: Antique Linen
Tattered Angels: Pink Coral, Gold Shimmer Spray
Ranger Archival Ink: Black
Watercolor Pencils
White Gesso
Cheese Cloth
Idea-ology Tim Holtz Baubles & Charms

This lovely sentiment is so versatile and I can see using it for sympathy cards, journal pages and layouts remembering loved ones.


Along the Way Quote Stamp Tags

Darkroom Door - Monday, March 26, 2018

Hi there, it's Helen Chilton here with you today, using the new Along the Way Quote Stamp to make a card and tag.  

I love Distress Oxides, especially using them with a stencilled or stamped gesso background on kraft card. The colours show up slightly differently on the gessoed areas. 

Stamp the leaf from the Fine Leaves stamp set in gesso onto kraft cardstock. When dry dip into Distress Oxides that have been rubbed onto a craft mat and spritzed. I used about 5 colours. Build up layers until you're happy.

Colour a panel of white card with some of the same Distress Oxides - I used Broken China, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade. Splat with water and blot. Stamp the quote in black over the top. Then add twiddly bits - brads, wired beads, fibres, doodling etc.

The next two projects use similar techniques. I like stamping repeatedly all over the cardstock to build up a background. Then use the same stamp as your focal point and it all ties in together. It's an especially useful technique if you only want to use one stamp.

Stamp the Along The Way Quote Stamp repeatedly onto a glossy cardstock panel in several different colours - I used VersaFine Clair inks, but you could also use Distress inks. Add black edging and scratchy lines with a credit card.

Use some of the same inks to colour a background panel of glossy card and stamp quote over the top. Add black edging.

You get an impression of the whole image with odd details (in this case words) jumping out at you.

Similar technique here, except colour the glossy card first and then stamp over in same colour inkpads not quite as many times as before. Die cut quote panel coloured with cotton wool balls to add texture.

Supplies List:
Darkroom Door Along the Way Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamps
Distress Oxide inkpads: Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves, Spiced marmalade, Peeled Paint
VersaFine Clair inkpads: Summertime, Warm Breeze, Golden Meadow, Purple Delight
Cardstock: glossy white, kraft


Thanks for stopping by!