Torn Text Texture Stamp Ideas

Stewart Yule - Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hi there! Today we’d like to share some ideas using the Torn Text Texture Stamp! This is a great stamp for adding text layers to your projects! 



The printed text goes in different directions so it can be stamped in any direction and it’s subtle enough to be combined with other Texture Stamps or just be used as a text layer on your project. Let’s take a look at a few ways it can be used. 


Godelieve has created a foiled Reindeer using the Reindeer Stencil Set with DecoFoil Transfer Gel and Therm-o-web Fancy Foils. Godelieve then used the Reindeer mask to place over the foiled reindeer and stamped the Torn Text Texture Stamp around the edges with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Ink Pad. To read more about Godelieve’s card, click here.  


This next project is an art journal page where Godelieve has used the Torn Text Texture Stamp to add little text details to her page. Godelieve has also used the Coffee Time & Cup Of Tea Stamp Sets and the Teacups Photo Stamp


Here’s a close up to see the Torn Text stamped around the edges. Read more about how Godelieve created this journal page here.  



Another great way to use the Torn Text stamp is by making custom gift wrap! It looks great stamped onto Kraft paper! Godelieve also used the Great Friend Small Stamp and stamped everything in Thistle Archival Ink. Read more about how Godelieve created this here.  



Godelieve has sponged Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks over the Heart Stencil to create the background. Then stamped the Great Friend Small Stamp in Archival Jet Black ink over the top. The Torn Text Texture Stamp was used around the edges. To see more details about this card, visit Godelieve’s blog here.  

These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp can be used on your cards and for journals and other projects! If you’d like to see more Texture Stamp projects, check out our Texture Stamps Pinterest Board!   


You can find all of the Texture Stamps on our website here.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Christmas Script Texture Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hi there! Today we’d like to share some ideas using the Christmas Script Texture Stamp! This is a great stamp for adding layers and writing to your Christmas projects!



This stamp is created from Rachel Greig’s handwriting and contains lots of different words about Christmas, so when you are looking to add some script or text to your Christmas projects this is a great stamp to use! It can be used as a main feature on your card and can be used with many of our Christmas themed stamps



For this card Godelieve has used an embossing resist technique by stamping the Christmas Script Texture Stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossing with clear powder, then spraying over the top with Distress Oxide Sprays. The sprays will resist the embossed stamping, so it will remain white while the rest of the background gets coloured with the spray. It’s a wonderful effect! Godelieve then used the Reindeer Stencil Set and used the Cotton Candy Speckle Embossing Powder to emboss the reindeer shape. Fabulous texture!! To read more about Godelieve’s card, click here.   


Another beautiful card by Godelieve, this time using Pure Shine Dylusions Shimmer Spray over the solid star stencil, and then the Christmas Script Texture Stamp is stamped over the top with Thistle Archival Ink. A warm and pretty effect! Read more about how Godelieve created this card here.  


Anneke has created this pretty Christmas card by stamping the Christmas Script Texture Stamp onto a Kraft card base with white paint, then layering patterned paper on the left side before adding a tree from the Christmas Trees stamp set. The sentiment is from the Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set. Read more about Anneke’s card here.  


Here’s a similar card, this time stamping the Christmas Script in Tea Rose Archival Ink onto a white card base. The tree was created by stamping the Mesh Background Stamp onto white card stock and cutting a tree shape to add to the card. Read more about how Anneke created this card here.  


Here’s a card where Anneke has used the Christmas Script stamp as the focal point. Anneke has used red paint to stamp the Christmas Script on a white card base. Then added a leftover strip of stamped Mesh Background from her other cards, added some twill ribbon and flowers to complete! A great way to use up little bits and pieces in your stash! Read more here.  

These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp can be used on your cards! If you’d like to see more Texture Stamp projects, check out our Texture Stamps Pinterest Board!   

You can find all of the Texture Stamps on our website here.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Shells Texture Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, October 14, 2019
Hi there! We’d like to kick of our new release inspiration by sharing some ideas using the Shells Texture Stamp! Our range of Texture Stamps now includes over 40 designs, so there’s lots of options for adding textures and layers to your projects!! Here’s a look at the Shells Texture Stamp: 



This stamp is great for using as a main feature on your card and can be used with many of our Seaside themed stamps.  

The Shells Texture Stamp and the sentiment from Seaside Vol 1 Stamp Set were stamped in Potting Soil Archival Ink onto a natural cream card base. 


The seahorse from Under The Sea Stamp Set was stamped in the same ink onto Kraft card stock and coloured lightly with white Scribble Stick to add some highlights to the seahorse body. 

The Texture Stamps are also great for making smaller gift cards. 



The Shells Texture Stamp was stamped in Viridian Archival Ink  onto white card stock. Stamped sentiments and shells from the Seaside Vol 2 Stamp Set were stamped onto Kraft card stock using Tree Branch Archival Ink


Another way to use Texture Stamps is to combine a few different designs together to create a fun background. On this card, the Shells Texture Stamp was stamped a few times in Cobalt Archival Ink. The Torn Text Texture Stamp was then stamped with French Ultramarine Archival ink and the Map Texture Stamp was stamped with Watering Can Archival Ink


Now that the background is created, the Seaside Word Block Stamp is added over the top, stamped in Watering Can Archival Ink, and splattered with After Midnight Dylusions Ink Spray. The two fish are from the Under The Sea Stamp Set and stamped with Watering Can Archival Ink.


Here you can see the Shells Texture Stamp in the corner of the card. The detail looks amazing when used with an oil based ink like Archival Ink! These inks really show the detail in our stamps! 

To see more of Rachel’s work, visit her website here
These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp can be used on your cards! If you’d like to see more Texture Stamp projects, check out our Texture Stamps Pinterest Board!  

You can find all of the Texture Stamps on our website here.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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