Bird Houses Stamp Set Project Ideas + Video

Darkroom Door - Thursday, September 12, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Bird Houses Stamp Set! This set was designed by Godelieve Tijskens and includes 4 different styles of bird houses, which can be used on their own or combined with the Bird Life and Garden Birds Stamp Sets



Let’s take a look at how these stamps can be used: 


This is a tag where Godelieve uses the Woodgrain Texture Stamp to add some texture to the bird house! Very clever!! Godelieve shares a full tutorial on her blog here.  



Here is a Christmas version! This would be great to use on gifts or to hang from your Christmas Tree. See more details here.  



The Bird Houses set includes a pole stamp so you can stand the houses on a pole. Another way to use the poles is to create a fence! Godelieve has used the poles on this card with the Chicken Wire Background Stamp to create a fence :) The other stamps used in this card are Carved Birds Vol 1  & Vol 2, Gardening Vol 2 and a sentiment from the Bright Blossoms Vol 1 stamp set. See more details on Godelieve’s blog here.  

Next we have some ideas from Connie Mercer.  



Connie has combined the Bird Houses with the Fallen Leaves Background Stamp to create a real garden feel! It looks fantastic!! Connie has also used the Film Frame Stamp and Thank You Sentiments Stamp



For these cards, Connie has created a background using the Bird Houses and then one of the Bird Houses as the focal image of the card. A clever way to create continuity in the card design!! 


Connie has created some rustic gift tags that are great to use on presents and gifts!! Connie says the trick is to stamp the bird house on the fold of the yardstick and trim around the image so then it opens to a small card :) 

To read house Connie created all of her projects, please visit her blog here.  


 

Here’s a card by Godelieve where she has combined the Bird Houses with the Bird Life Stamp Set and Abstract 01 Stamp. Godelieve coloured the images with pencils. You can read more about it on her blog here.  




The Bird Houses also look great in art journals! This is a fabulous page by Godelieve where she has used all 4 bird houses against a colourful stencilled and stamped background. Read about it here.  


We also have a video to share from Vicky Papaioannou where she uses the Bird Houses in an art journal page. It’s a beautiful tutorial! Watch here


As you can see, there are so many ways the Bird Houses Stamp Set can be used! If you’d like to see more projects from this stamp set, check out the Pinterest Board!   


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Christmas Small Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, September 09, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of stamps called Small Stamps! These stamps are just a bit smaller than our Quote Stamps, and each Small Stamp has a fun element added into the design. We have released 4 new ones and today we’d like to share some ideas using the Christmas Small Stamp



This is a fun Christmas stamp that can be used on the front or the inside of cards, on gift tags or gift wrap! Here’s a few different ways it can be used on cards:


Godelieve has combined the Christmas Stamp with the Bird Life Stamp Set to create a beautiful bird themed Christmas card. See more photos and details on Godelieve’s blog here.



This card uses the Pine Cones Stamp Set and the small Stars stencil in the background with the Christmas Small Stamp embossed over the top. See more about this card here.  



Here’s a fun card by Anneke De Clerck using up some scrap paper and washi tapes! Read more here.  



Lastly, here’s a card using some die cuts with the Christmas sentiment! You can read how this card was created here


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


You can find all of the Small Stamps on our website here


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Short Rectangle Set Small Stencil Ideas

Darkroom Door - Saturday, September 07, 2019

Hi there! Today we are sharing lots of different ways to use the new Short Rectangle Stencil Set! This stencil set consists of a rectangle shape stencil with the matching solid shape - which is shorter than our original Rectangle Set Stencil. 



This shorter version is a great size for US size card bases and for creating a more art gallery style format on your cards where you can have the same border on the top and left and right sides, but having a larger area at the bottom which is often how many photographs or artwork pieces are framed.   

There’s also lots of other ways to use this stencil and we’d like to share a few ideas from Godelieve Tijskens! 



For these cards, Godelieve has used the Short Rectangle Stencil to create a frame for the Beautiful Blooms stamps, by tracing around the stencil and drawing a frame. It looks wonderful! You can read the full tutorial here.  

 

For this card Godelieve has used the Short Rectangle Set Stencil to create a patchwork background by sponging different Distress Oxide Inks through the stencil until the background was covered. It’s a great way to add different colours to create a base for your card. To read more about this card, visit Godelieve’s blog here.  




This is another example of creating a patchwork background, but this time it’s in an art journal! Godelieve has used the Dina Wakley Media journal and sponged different coloured inks to cover the entire background. Then she has used the stencil to mask the area and then stamp and stencil inside using other Darkroom Door stamps. 


It’s a great way to create a patchwork art journal page! Read more on Godelieve's blog here.  


If you’d like to see more ideas using our Small Stencil Sets, please check out the Stencils Pinterest Board.  


You can also find all of our Stencils here.  


Happy creating!

Lake Wanaka Photo Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 30, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of Photo Stamps! Today we’d like to share some ideas and cards using the Lake Wanaka Photo Stamp! 



This is a detailed stamp which will stamp beautifully with permanent inks like the Ranger Archival Ink. It can be stamped over coloured backgrounds or you could use different colours of ink over a plain background. Lots of options! Here’s a few ideas: 


This card by Rachel Greig was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink onto Specialty Stamping Paper and coloured in with Distress Inks and a water brush. It’s a subtle way to add colour to the image.

Here are some beautiful cards by Heather Telford: 


Heather has created three different cards for different seasons. The real Lake Wanaka (in New Zealand) changes colour with the different seasons and Heather has brought those colours to life in each of her cards! Here’s the other two cards: 



To see how Heather created these cards, please visit her blog here.  


I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! If you’d like to see more ideas using Photo Stamps, please check out the Photo Stamps Pinterest Board.  


You can also find all of our Photo Stamps here.  


Happy creating! 

Abstract 03 Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of stamps called Abstract Stamps! As the name suggests, these stamp designs are abstract in style so they can be used to add layers, borders or any extra element to your projects without being a specific subject matter. They are fabulous for gel printing, creating texture in thick embossing powders and clay, or simply used as stamps for your card and art journals. 

We have released 4 new ones and today we’d like to share some card ideas using the Abstract 03 Stamp



Here are some great card ideas from Connie Mercer: 


On this card, Connie has created a full background using the Abstract 03 stamp and used the small Wildflowers Stencil to create a nice silhouette flower image over the top. 


These next cards are like a paper piecing project using various Abstract Stamps to create a grid of pattern! 



On these two cards, Connie created backgrounds again using the Abstract 03 and the Criss Cross Texture Stamp with a Succulent Stamp on top. 

To read more about Connie’s cards, visit her blog here.  


Next we have some wonderful projects by Anneke De Clerck. 


This card was created with Distress Oxide Inks to colour the background and the tissue paper, then stamped over the top using the Abstract 03 Stamp with Watering Can Archival Ink. The sentiment from the Tall Flowers Stamp Set looks great next to the Abstract Stamp! To read more about this card, visit Anneke’s blog here



This next card shows how good the Abstract Stamps look when embossed. It gives a nice texture to your card. Here’s a close up: 


Anneke also used the small Polka Dots Stencil for the background and the bear from Hello Baby Vol 1 Stamp Set. It’s a great baby card! Read more about it here.

The Abstract Stamps look great in art journals to add layers to your pages! To read how Anneke created this page, please visit her blog here.


Next we have some great cards and journal pages by Robyn Wood: 


Robyn has used Distress Oxide inks to create a fun colourful background for this card! The Happy Quote was stamped and trimmed to go over the top. 



Robyn used a gel plate to create the backgrounds for these journal pages and finished off with some stamping. Of course you could use any of the new Abstract Stamps and mix and match to make your own patterns. 

See Robyn's full tutorial here.


These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp will look on your projects! If you’d like to see more Abstract Stamp projects, check out our Abstract Stamps Pinterest Board


If you’d like to watch how the Abstract Stamps can be used on the gel plate, check out this video here


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


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Hand Stamped Small Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of stamps called Small Stamps! These stamps are just a bit smaller than our Quote Stamps, and each Small Stamp has a fun element added into the design. We have released 4 new ones and today we’d like to share some ideas using the Hand Stamped Small Stamp



This is a stamp that can be used on your projects where you can sign the dotted line to say who it stamped by. It could be used on the back of cards, on tags that are attached to projects or on a gift box of cards like Godelieve has made here: 


Godelieve has used the Nature Walk, Grevilleas and Garden Greetings Stamps to decorate the front of the box. See more photos and details on Godelieve’s blog here. 

Here’s what the stamp looks like when stamped on the back of some cards: 


You can see there’s lots of room to sign your name. You could use your full name or just your first name. 


Here’s another great idea, to use it as a design element for the front of your cards: 


This is a similar card design to the handmade box Godelieve had made above. You can read the full tutorial here.


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


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


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Scissors Eclectic Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of Eclectic Stamps! One of the new stamps in this release is Scissors



This stamp is great for any maker - from quilters, scrapbookers, card makers, or any type of maker who uses scissors! Connie Mercer has created some fabulous cards using this stamp, let’s take a look:  


This first card shows how it can be used with the Needle & Thread Eclectic Stamp, which is also a new stamp. Connie has also used the Postage Stamp Frame Stamp and the Gazette Background Stamp, along with the Plaid Texture Stamp


This is a beautiful soft card using the Scissors Eclectic Stamp with the Handwriting Stamp Set. The soft greys make it a simple yet stunning card. 


The Scissors Eclectic Stamp is great to use with the Sewing Spools Background Stamp! I love the stamping and colouring Connie has used for the background here, it’s quite soft but has a grungy look with that type of background stamp! Love it! Here’s another card but with a different sentiment: 


To read more information about all of Connie's cards, please visit her blog 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 Eclectic Stamp projects, check out our Eclectic Stamps Pinterest Board!  


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


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Bird Life Stamp Set Card Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Bird Life Stamp Set! This set was designed by Godelieve Tijskens and includes a bird house, bird bath, nest, branches and 3 cute little birds that can be used together in so many ways! 



Let’s take a look at how these stamps can be used: 


This is a little booklet created by Godelieve using just one sheet of paper. Since there are so many stamps in the Bird Life set, you can make lots of little scenes to decorate the pages! Godelieve shares a full tutorial on her blog here.    



This card shows how the little birds fit into the bird bath stamp. The background was stencilled using the Short Rectangle, Butterflies, Arty Circles and Wellbeing stencils! See more details here.   


This card shows how you can stamp the branches a few times to make a complete tree! The little birds look great sitting on the branches! See more details on Godelieve’s blog here


Next we have 4 ideas from Suzz Czosek.  


Suzz has combined the Book Stack Photo Stamp with the birds! It’s a great combination and they look so sweet sitting on the different books! 


For this one Suzz used the Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp and French Script & Chicken Wire Texture Stamps to create a background. Then stamps the branches and bird and layered them on top. Its a beautiful card! 


These are some sweet placards for a table setting at a dinner party! Such a great idea! 


Suzz has created a wire for the little birds to sit on and created a bookmark! Another great idea! You can read more about Suzz’s projects on her blog here.  


Next we have some fabulous cards by Connie Mercer: 



Connie has created a set of cards combining lots of the stamps to use to create backgrounds and then as a main feature image for the cards. Aren’t they pretty! 


Connie has also created an art journal page and combined the Bird Life stamps with the Friends Quote Stamp! She has created a hanging bird box with the bird house stamp in that set too by trimming off the post. 


Our final project to share is a scrapbook page where Connie has used photos of birds splashing around in a bird bath! Perfect stamps to use for this layout! 

You can read all about Connie’s projects on her blog here.   


As you can see, there are so many ways the Bird Life Stamp Set can be used! If you’d like to see more projects from this stamp set, check out the Pinterest Board!   


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Hexagon Set Small Stencil Ideas

Darkroom Door - Sunday, August 11, 2019

Hi there! Today we are sharing lots of different ways to use the new Hexagon Stencil Set! This stencil set consists of a hexagon shape stencil with the matching solid shape. 

 

There are lots of different ways you can use this stencil set. Here’s a some ideas from Anneke De Clerck: 


Anneke has created a patchwork background by sponging Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paints through the stencil. Doesn’t it create a colourful background! Anneke has used the Fine Leaves Stamps over the top and a sentiment from Simple Sayings Vol 1 Stamp Set. Read more about it here.


Here’s another patchwork style background, but this time Anneke has stamped different Background Stamps through the stencil to create a variety of patterns. You can read how it was done here.



Next is a sweet journal cover using the Inky Script Background Stamp through the Hexagon Stencil. It adds a nice touch to the front of the notebook! 


It gives a lovely texture! Read more here.  



Anneke sponged Distress Ink through the stencil to create three coloured shapes, then cut them out to make a nice background for her card! The colour really pops with the black and white stamping on top! Read more on Anneke’s blog here.  



This is a journal page by Godelieve Tijskens where she has traced around the hexagon stencil and then sponged ink inside using a gradient effect. Texture Stamps were stamped inside to add some pattern. You can read more on Godelieve’s blog here.  


If you’d like to see more ideas using our Small Stencil Sets, please check out the Stencils Pinterest Board. You can also find all of our Stencils here


Happy creating!

Birds On Tree Photo Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, August 08, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of Photo Stamps! Today we’d like to share some ideas and cards using the Birds On Tree Photo Stamp.

 

This is a detailed stamp which will stamp beautifully with permanent inks like the Ranger Archival Ink. It can be stamped over coloured backgrounds or you could use different colours of ink over a plain background. Lots of options! Here’s a few ideas: 


This card by Belinda Spencer was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink over a Distress Ink background. Belinda also used the Mesh Background Stamp, Feathers Stamp Set and the sentiment is from the Gum Trees Stamp Set.


This next card by Belinda shows how it can be used for a sympathy card. The circle mask from the Small Circle Stencil Set was used to create a moon in the background. Such a simple yet stunning effect that works so well with this stamp! Other stamps Belinda used were: Splatter Background Stamp, Feathers Stamp Set and the sentiment from the Gum Trees Stamp Set


The Birds On Tree Photo Stamp

can also be used as a border in your journals! Just mask off the top border of the stamp so you only get the trees and it creates a fabulous border! To read the full instructions for all of Belinda’s projects, head over to her blog here.  


Next we have some projects by Connie Mercer: 


Connie has created a wonderful series of cards using this stamp and as they say, great minds think alike as Connie has also used the Feathers Stamp Set at the base of the card! The sentiment is from the Whimsical Words Stamp Set


For this card Connie has stamped the Birds On Tree in 3 different coloured inks and created a filmstrip using the Filmstrip Border Stamp. The sentiment is from the Love Birds Stamp Set. Here are two more cards created in a similar way, but without the filmstrip: 



To see how Connie created these projects, read the full tutorial here.  


I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! If you’d like to see more ideas using Photo Stamps, please check out the Photo Stamps Pinterest Board. You can also find all of our Photo Stamps here.  


Happy creating!