Chicken Wire Gift Card Set

Darkroom Door - Monday, May 13, 2019

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a sweet set of gift cards featuring the fabulous new Chicken Wire Texture Stamp.



The Texture Stamps are great to use as a background feature for smaller gift cards! Although I’m using the Chicken Wire Texture Stamp for all of these cards, you could use any of the Texture Stamps in the same way! 


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 17cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 8cm. Place into a stamp positioning tool and secure with the magnets provided.

3. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the stamp and stamp onto the card front in the stamping platform.

4. Use the same black ink to stamp the outline heart from the Hearts Rubber Stamp Set on an extra piece of smooth white cardstock. Fussy cut the heart and place on top of the card front in the stamp positioning tool. Apply the jet black ink to the chicken wire stamp again and gently stamp onto the heart. Remove the card front and the heart from the tool. Add the heart to the card front using 3D foam making sure the chicken wire image lines up. Stick down on the card base.

5. Stamp some leaves from the Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set and a flower from the Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set onto the extra cardstock. Use watercolour paints or inks to add some colour. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut. Add to the card front. Stamp the sentiment, fussy cut and add that to the card front also using 3D foam.

I used exactly the same technique for each of the cards in this set. Take a look at these examples:




Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Chicken Wire Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Robin Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gardening Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Jane Davenport Watercolour Paints

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Peeled Paint Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Saturday, May 11, 2019

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a sweet set of cards featuring the fabulous new Peeled Paint Texture Stamp. I used heat embossing to add extra gorgeous texture to these cards.




Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 12.5cm x 19cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 12cm x 9cm. Apply the Gazette Background Stamp to this piece using Rose Madder Archival Ink. Stick down on the card base.

3. Create some gel press backgrounds using acrylic paints or grab some from your stash (You could also use some patterned paper or cardstock) Cut a piece measuring 8cm x 11cm. Apply the Peeled Paint Texture Stamp to this piece using embossing ink. Heat set using fine white detail embossing powder. Stick this piece down on the card front.

4. On some extra matching gel press backgrounds, stamp a flower from the Fine Flowers Stamp Set, a butterfly from the Butterflies Stamp Set as well as some stars and the sentiment. Fussy cut each stamped image. Add to the card front using some 3D foam under the flower and the sentiment.


I used exactly the same technique for each of the cards in this set. Take a look at these examples:



Here’s a slightly different card, still using an embossing technique, but different colours and theme. 


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 11.5cm x 19cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 11cm x 9cm. Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp to this piece using Watering Can Archival Ink. Use an ink blending tool to apply Hickory Smoke Distress Ink around the edges. Stick down on the card base.

3. Take some gel press backgrounds from your stash or create new ones. (You could also use some patterned paper or cardstock) Apply the Peeled Paint Texture Stamp twice to this piece using embossing ink. Tear around the stamped images and layer them on the card front. Roll the edges of these pieces slightly to add more dimension.

4. On some extra matching gel press background, stamp two butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set using the Watering Can ink. Fussy cut the butterflies and add to the card front along with a twine circle. Stamp the sentiment on smooth white cardstock using the Watering Can ink. Fussy cut and add to the card using 3D foam.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Peeled Paint Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Gazette Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Season’s Greetings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Rose Madder, Watering Can
Embossing Powder Super Fine White Detail
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Ink Hickory Smoke

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, May 09, 2019

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share with you a few cards I made with the new Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp. To create my samples I didn’t go for the traditional colours of fallen leaves. In my opinion the print looks fabulous when stamped in black on white paper. This black and white design matches my colourful style perfectly. But I also used colourful paint to ink up the stamp and I love that outcome too.



Instructions
1. To create the background, paint stripes on a card panel with lime, turquoise, yellow and pink paint using a flat brush.
2. Stamp randomly with the Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp using pink, lime and turquoise paint.
3. Stamp leaves from the Fine Leaves Stamp Set randomly using Archival Ink Jet Black
4. Stamp the Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp twice on white paper with Archival Ink Jet Black. Punch 2 circles out of those prints and 2 circles out of white paper as well. Cut 2 stems out of white paper. Assemble the flowers as shown and glue onto the background. Adhere the top flower with 3D tape.
5. Finish the card off by stamping 2 sentiments from the Friendship Sentiment Stamps along the stems.

My second sample is a clean and simple one.


Instructions
1. Colour a card panel using pink, yellow, turquoise, blue, fuchsia and magenta paint. Cut in half and distress the edges with a paper distresser.


2. Stamp parts of the Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp and Dandelions Eclectic Stamp on top using Archival Ink Jet Black.  Attach the panel to a top fold card.
3. Stamp a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps on a strip of white paper and glue in place. Finish the card off by adding marks with a white Sharpie.


Instructions 
1. Add dots to a card panel by applying lime, pink and orange paint through the Small Stencil – Polka Dots.
2. Stamp the Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp twice on a scrap of paper with pink paint. Overstamp both prints with the cup and saucer from the Coffee Time set and Archival Ink Jet Black. Cut the cup out of one print and the saucer out of the other and assemble as shown. Use 3 D tape to adhere the cup.
3. Stamp the text with stamps from the Alphabet Medley Stamp Set using Archival Ink Jet Black.


Instructions
1. Stamp a pink background with the Plaid Background Stamp using Lawn Fawn Ink Ballet Slippers.
2. Ink up the flower with Distress Crayons Twisted Citron, Ripe Persimmon and Worn Lipstick. Spray water on top and make a print on watercolour paper using your MISTI or a similar stamping platform. To add more detail overstamp the centre of the flower with Distress Ink Mowed Lawn. Enlarge the stem by hand with Distress Ink Mowed Lawn and a water brush.


3. Make 2 prints on white paper with the Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp using Archival Ink Jet Black. Tear 2 strips out of those prints. Set a pink eyelet in one of the strips. Adhere the strips to the bottom of the card. Attach orange cord to the eyelet and wrap around the card as shown. 
4. Finish the card off by stamping a sentiment from the Friendship Sentiment Stamps using Archival Ink Jet Black.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Coffee Time Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Friendship Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Plaid Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Daisy Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Dandelions Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Small Stencil Polka Dots
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Lawn Fawn Ink: Ballet Slippers
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Persian Rose
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Cheddar, Lime, Lemon, Turquoise, Blushing
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Candy Floss
Golden Fluid Acrylics:  Manganese Blue Hue, Fluorescent Magenta
Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn
Distress Crayons: Ripe Persimmon, Twisted Citron, Worn Lipstick

I hope I could give you a few ideas on how to use this versatile Fallen Leaves Texture Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Pebbles Water Effect Copic Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, May 03, 2019

Hi there, Jane Clark here from Miss Jane's Classroom, today I'm sharing a card using Darkroom Door Pebbles Texture Stamp

 

I must say I had heaps of fun creating this card, well, most of my cards I enjoy making, but this one especially because I wanted to create an effect of a pebble bottom river with clear water flowing over it. I must admit it was a little time consuming but rewarding, plus great calming colouring therapy!

Instructions: 


Stamp Darkroom Door Texture Stamp Pebbles all over smooth white card with Memento gray flannel ink, don't be too concerned if the images overlap because we will disguise that.


Start colouring each pebble in a random pattern using Copic markers - E55, W-5, T4 and C4 or any greys or light browns you may have.


Colour over the entire top of the shaded pebbles with Copic marker B95, this will disguise any white areas remaining.


Create depth in the pebbles by adding shadows in between some pebbles using a W-7 Copic marker. Add more shadows by shading a few pebbles, just colour the right-hand side, don't need to be neat. Go over the top again with the B95 marker if you feel the shading is too strong.


Highlight the left-hand side of a few pebbles using a white Prismacolor pencil, once again, don't be too concerned about being neat. Create a flowing stream of clear water over the pebbles by lightly drawing long wavy lines across the image, let them swirl around the pebbles like in a stream.

To finish the card I stamped Darkroom Door Adventure Quote Stamp and a fish from the Under The Sea stamp set on shrinky dinks using StazOn jet black ink. I cut the sentiment into a tag and cut the fish out, leaving a small border and a hole at the top to create a tag as well. I added the shrinky dinks tags to the card with a wavy piece of wire.


Supplies used:
 
Darkroom Door Pebbles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Adventure Quote Stamp
Memento Ink: Grey Flannel 
Copic Markers: E55, W5, T4, C4, B95, W7
White Prismacolour Pencil
StazOn Ink: Black 
Shrink Plastic 

Have a go at creating your own pebble floor, you really can't go wrong, just keep adding layers until you're happy. 

Happy Stamping
Miss Jane

My Home Chicken Wire Layout

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Hello Darkroom Door fans! 

It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a layout featuring the fabulous new Chicken Wire Texture Stamp. This stamp is perfect for those smaller projects such as cards and artist trading cards but it also adds the most wonderful texture and interest to layout backgrounds.



Instructions:

1. Crop a piece of white cardstock to 8½” x 11¾” to form the base of the layout.

2. Crop a piece of patterned paper or cardstock to 8¼” x 11½”. Stick down on the white cardstock base.

3. Apply Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink to the Chicken Wire Texture Stamp. Stamp several times on the layout to create a frame for your photo and embellishments.

4. Use a quote from the Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set and the jet black ink to add more interest to the background. Stamp several times allowing the ink to fade out a little before re-inking the stamp.


5. On an extra piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp some images to be used as embellishments. Here I have used leaves from the Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp set, a dandelion from the Bold Blossoms Rubber Stamp Set, a bird from the Garden Birds Rubber Stamp Set and the outline heart from the Hearts Rubber Stamp Set. Stamp the Chicken Wire Texture Stamp over the heart with the same ink. Next apply colour to the images using watercolour paints or inks. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut each element.

6. Apply Viridian Archival Ink (or other co-ordinating ink) to the Filmstrip Filmstrip Stamp. Stamp onto the extra cardstock. Fussy cut and stick down on the layout. Add your layers of matching patterned paper on top.

7. Add all of the fussy cut images from Step 5 as well as your photo. Stamp your title, fussy cut and add that using 3D foam. Add any other embellishments you choose.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Chicken Wire Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bold Blossoms Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Viridian
Jane Davenport Watercolour Paints

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Circles Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share cards featuring the Circles Texture Stamp. As soon as I saw this awesome stamp I knew I had to create something seaside related! I’ve also created another card with a garden bird theme! 



Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 13.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 13cm. Apply the Circles Background Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink. Ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Stick down on the card front.

3. Cut another piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 9cm x 12cm. Apply the Circles Texture Stamp using embossing ink. Heat set with white embossing powder.

4. Press the Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides onto a heat resistant craft sheet. Spritz with water and place the embossed cardstock piece onto the surface. Drag a little as you pull the piece away. Dry with a heat gun and repeat this process until you are happy with the coverage. Flick a little water over the surface and dry with the heat gun again. Stick down on the card front.

5. Using Jet Black Archival Ink, stamp the starfish from the Seashells set on an extra piece of smooth white cardstock. Fussy cut and add to the card front.

6. On the extra piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the Arty Circles Collage Stamp using the Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide. Add double-sided tape to the back and then cut out 4 of the circles. Also stamp the star circle from the Simply Circles set using the same ink. Cut out and add all circles to the card.

7. Heat emboss a stamp from the Seaside Inchies set. Repeat Step 4 with this piece. Add to the card using 3D foam along with some messy embroidery thread. Add some sequins and ‘water droplets’ using Nuvo Crystal Drops. Stamp a sentiment and add to the card.


Here’s another card created using the same techniques:



Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Circles Texture Stamp

Darkroom Door Circles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Arty Circles Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Seaside Inchies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Embossing Powder Super Fine White Detail
Distress Oxide: Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers
Distress Embossing Ink
NUVO Crystal Drops
Sequins
Embroidery thread

Here is another card where I have used the stamp to create some interest on my background and to differentiate the sky from the ground.


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 13.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 13cm. Apply the Circles Background Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink. Ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Stick down on the card front

3. Cut another piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 9cm x 12cm. Take a piece of scrap printer paper (or other thin paper) and mask off the bottom quarter of this piece. Apply the Circles Texture Stamp using Paradise Teal Archival Ink slightly overlapping the scrap paper. Remove the scrap paper to reveal a flat base to the stamped image. Now place the printer paper over the top section of the piece to mask off the ‘sky’ portion. Apply the Splatter Background Stamp using Tree Branch Archival Ink. Allow the ink to dry or dry with a heat gun.

4. Replace the scrap printer paper to mask off the ‘ground’ area. Place the Arty Circles Small Stencil over the ‘sky’ area and apply Peacock Feathers Distress Ink using an ink blending tool. Repeat this process for the ‘ground’ section using the Arty Triangles Small Stencil and Antique Linen Distress Ink. Use a black journaling pen to add a messy freehand border around the edge.

5. Using Jet Black Archival Ink, stamp a house from the Carved Houses set, a bird from the Garden Birds set and some leaves from the Fine Leaves set on extra smooth white cardstock. Also stamp the music note and the quote from the Melody set. Fussy cut all images. Apply Wild Honey and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks to the bird using an ink blending tool. Add all images to the card front along with some messy embroidery thread.

Here are two more cards using the same method: 



Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Circles Texture Stamp

Darkroom Door Splatter Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Houses Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Melody Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Circles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Arty Circles Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Arty Triangles Small Stencil
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Paradise Teal, Tree Branch
Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Black Soot, Gathered Twigs, Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Grid Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 16, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here with three cards using the Grid Texture Stamp. This stamp is so perfect to tuck behind an image. I love using it that way. Makes for a stunning focal point on the card.



Instructions: 
1. Sponge a background for the card base using two different colours of Archival ink and the Polka Dots Stencil.
2. Stamp leaves randomly around the card front. Stamp the Grid Texture Stamp in the centre of the card.
3. Stamp one of the large Garden Birds on white cardstock, and trim out. Shade the Garden Bird with Archival inks.
4. Stamp the sentiments, on a practice stamping of the Grid image. Trim out and adhere with foam squares for added dimension. Speckle with black ink or paint.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Garden Birds, All Occasions, Carved Leaves Vol.1
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Polka Dots
Archival Ink: Potting Soil, Cobalt, Jet Black, Buttercup and Fern Green

For this next card I wanted to include the 6 Up Stencil in the design. This is what I came up with


1. Stamp the Boxes 6 upFrame Stamp on white cardstock. Line up the Boxes 6 Up Stencil over the lines. Using the Grid Texture stamp, stamp the image to the inside of each square.
One tip, keep the Grid Stamp straight, makes a difference if you want the grids to be uniform. 2. Stamp the Carved Birds into each grid square. Leaving one open for the sentiment. Mat on red cardstock and then the yellow card base.
3. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim out. Adhere to empty square using foam squares, for added dimension.
4. Speckle with black ink or paint. Easy and so cute!!!

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Grid
Darkroom Door Frame Stamp: Boxes 6 Up
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Brushed Sentiments, Carved Birds Vol. 1 & 2.
Darkroom Door Stencil: Boxes 6 Up
Archival Ink: Fern Green, Cobalt, Saffron, Red Geranium and Jet Black.

The next card is using some of the same stamp sets, just in a different way. 


1. Spray the front of the card base with Dylusions Ink Spray. Dab off excess ink and let dry or use heat tool to speed up drying time. Stamp the Grid Texture stamp in the centre of the card. Stamp the Carved Birds in a stacked position.
2. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim out. Adhere between Carved Birds. This a go to style for me. Super fast card to create when you don't have much time. Speckle with black ink.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Grid
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Carved Birds Vol. 2, All Occasions.
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cobalt and Red Geranium
Dylusions Ink Spray: Lemon Zest

Thanks for stopping by!

Connie Mercer

Stamping with Grid & Circles Texture Stamps

Darkroom Door - Saturday, July 07, 2018
Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some projects featuring the brand new Grid and Circles Texture Stamps. I love working with the Darkroom Door Texture Stamps. These are the perfect stamps to add layers and interest to an art journal page or card. I’m very happy to see the collection of Darkroom Door Texture Stamps steadily growing!



Instructions

1. Apply shades of grey and white paint to a card panel using a plastic card. 

2. Stamp randomly with the Circles Texture Stamp using pink paint.

3. Stamp randomly with the Grid Texture Stamp using black ink. My favourite way to use a Texture Stamp is holding the stamp in my hands, bending it and printing small parts of the stamp at one time.

4. Stamp the daisy straight to the card with black ink. Use the MISTI or a similar stamping platform in order to make a crisp print on the painted background.


5. Stamp dots and circles with small stamps from the Grunge Marks set using pink, cheddar and white paint.

6. Stamp black stripes by using a stamp from the Grunge Marks set and black ink. Use the same ink to stamp the sentiment.

7. Finish the card off by adding small dots using a paint marker.


Instructions

1. Die cut a tag out of Ranger Watercolor Paper using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tag & Bookplates die. 

2. Apply small amounts of diluted grey, pink and cheddar paint randomly, spray water on top with a mini mister and let the paint drip. Make sure to leave some white space.

3. Stamp a flower from the Carved Flowers set straight on the tag using black ink. Use the MISTI or a similar stamping platform in order to make a crisp print on the textured paper.

4. Stamp randomly with the Circles Texture Stamp using Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick.


4. Attach blank paper tape to an acrylic block or other non sticky surface and overstamp with the Grid Texture Stamp using cheddar paint. Adhere torn strips of that tape to the tag after drying.


5. Stamp the sentiment using black ink. Add a piece of ribbon as a tag topper.


Instructions 

1. Cut a panel out of Ranger Watercolor Paper. Distress the edges with a paper distresser. Stamp the Grid Texture Stamp on top using Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin.

2. Stamp a flower from the Whimsical Words set on top of the print using black ink. Stamp the word ‘hello’ at the bottom of the card using the same ink.


3. Stamp the flower again on a scrap of watercolour paper using the MISTI. Leave both card and stamp in place while painting the petals and leaves. Overstamp the print after drying. With the help of the MISTI you can easily paint with an opaque paint without loosing any detail of the stamp. On the right you see an overstamped print.

4. Stamp and paint the heart the same way

5. Assemble the card as shown, use a foam dot to attach the flower. 

6. Make a tab by folding a piece of painted ribbon.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Circles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Daisies Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamps
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxides: Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Titanium White, Persian Rose
Golden Neutral Gray N6, N7,N8
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Cheddar
Panduro Acrylic Marker: Azo Pink
Ranger: Watercolor Paper
Dina Wakley: blank paper tape

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Crackle Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, August 28, 2017

Hi, It's Belinda Spencer here today with some cards using the new Crackle Texture Stamp


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 13.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 13cm. Apply the Crackle Background Stamp to this piece using Watering Can Archival Ink.  Apply Hickory Smoke Distress Ink around the edges. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9cm x 12.5cm. Apply the Flower Garden Background Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink. Apply Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Inks around the edges. Stick down on the card
front.
4. Stamp the Crackle Texture Stamp on another piece of white cardstock using the Watering Can ink. Apply Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Add a coat of Glossy Accents to this piece and set aside to dry.
5. Apply the Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp on smooth white cardstock using Distress Embossing Ink. Heat Set with Super Fine Details Silver Embossing Powder. Apply Black Soot ink over the top. Use paper towel to buff the frame and remove any ink from the embossed areas. Fussy cut the frame and stick down over the 'crackle' piece from Step 4. Add to the card front using 3D foam.
6. Apply two more coats of Glossy Accents to the 'mirror' part of the frame. Make sure you allow them to dry completely in between coats. You should end up with a lovely cracked mirror effect.


7. Stamp some butterflies and the sentiment on white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Crackle Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Flower Garden Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Imperfection Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Glossy Accents
Embossing Powder Silver Super Fine Detail
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke
Distress Embossing Ink


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of white cardstock 13.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut another piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 13cm. Apply the Crackle Background Stamp to this piece using Watering Can Archival Ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9cm x 12.5cm. Spritz with a little Winter Grey Kaisermist and also some water. Blot away the excess with scrunched up paper towel. Dry with a heat gun. Add the Crackle Texture Stamp using Watering Can Archival Ink. Apply Hickory Smoke ink using an ink blending tool in the stamped area to create a slightly darker area. Also ink around the edges of this piece with the Hickory Smoke ink.
4. Stamp a flower from the gorgeous Fine Flowers Stamp Set on white cardstock using the Watering Can ink. Press Candied Apple and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks onto an acrylic block and spritz them (separately) with a little water. Use a soft wet paintbrush to paint the colours onto the stamped flower. Also add some flicks of colour to the flower and the crackle background. Dry the flower with a heat gun. Fussy cut the flower and add to the card front using 3D foam along with some messy embroidery thread. Use a white paint pen to add some splashes of white across the card front also.
5. Stamp your sentiment on white cardstock using the Watering Can ink. Fussy cut and add to the card.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Crackle Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Watering Can
Distress Ink: Candied Apple, Hickory Smoke



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 13.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 13cm. Apply the Crackle Background Stamp to this piece using Jet Black Archival Ink.  Apply Candied Apple Distress Ink around the edges. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9cm x 12.5cm. Spritz with a little water followed by Charcoal and Winter Grey Kaisermists. Blend with a little more water then blot away the excess with scrunched up paper towel. Flick some water over the top to create a water stained look. Dry with a heat gun. Apply the Crackle Texture Stamp over the top using the Jet Black ink. Stick down on the card front.
4. Stamp the Pretty Poppies Collage Stamp onto another piece of smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Press the Candied Apple and Black Soot Distress Ink pads onto an acrylic block and spritz each separately with a little water. Use a soft wet paintbrush to paint these colours onto the main poppy. Keep adding colour until you have the depth of colour required. Dry with a heat gun. Fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam along with some messy red embroidery thread. Add a little messy black embroidery thread to the centre of the poppy and glue on a metal button.
5. Use a white paint pen to add some white splashes over the front of the card. Stamp a sentiment using the Jet Black ink on white cardstock. Fussy cut and add to the card.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Crackle Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Pretty Poppies Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
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Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Candied Apple


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Brick Wall Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 25, 2017

Hello wonderful crafters! Teresa Abajo here to share a couple of projects I've made using the new Brick Wall Texture Stamp

The bricks make a fantastic background for a wide variety of themes, and they're not gender or age specific, so they can be used for just about anything!

Here's my first card:


Stamp the Brick Wall Texture stamp in the centre of the card front with Archival Watering Can, then stamp the flower from the Poppies set and colour it with Dina Wakley's Scribble Sticks and a waterbrush.

Fussy cut the flower and adhere it to the bottom right of the card front, and stamp the word Remember, cut it out and adhere it to the top left hand side over a torn scrap of book page. Slip a scrap of ribbon under the flower.

Mix some Fossilized Amber Distress Paint with a touch of Black Soot, water it right down and paint over the whole card front to help it look aged.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Brick Wall Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Poppies Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Watering Can
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
Waterbrush
Ribbon
Distress Paint: Fossilized Amber, Black Soot

This second sample has the Brick Wall Texture stamp over some gel prints I made with the new Large Circles Stencil:


Stamp the bricks with Archival Jet Black, then stamp the skater image from the Skater set onto a lighter coloured gel print. Then fussy cut the skater.

Stamp a few splats from the Paint Splats stamp set with Versamark ink, and emboss them using yellow/orange embossing powder. Adhere the skater to this piece and stamp the sentiment from the Happy Birthday set and adhere this to the top left hand side.


Distress the edges of the gel prints and don't apply adhesive to them so they will roll up and create extra dimension. Painted scraps of hessian and adhere this under the edges at the top and bottom of the card front.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Brick Wall Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Skater Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats stamp set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday stamp set
Darkroom Door Large Stencil - Circles
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Embossing Powder: Yellow/Orange
Gel Press gel plate
Acrylic paints
Hessian scraps

Thanks for looking and I hope you will love the Brick Wall stamp as much as I do!