Fine Baubles cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hello Stampers, it is Godelieve Tijskens here. Today I'm sharing some cards I made with the Fine Baubles Stamp Set. These stamps are my designs, turned into rubber stamps by Darkroom Door. Love the excellent quality of Darkroom Door's red rubber stamps! The set comes with 4 large and 4 small baubles. On my cards I used the large ones.

Here's how I made them.


1. Stamp the Christmas Word Block stamp onto cream cardstock, using Archival Ink Potting Soil, but keep the bottom corner uninked, where the bauble will be placed later.
2. Sponge with Distress Ink Vintage Photo using an ink blending tool
3. Stamp the bauble onto cream cardstock with Archival ink. Sponge the top and bottom with Distress Ink
4. Stamp the bauble again onto kraft cardstock and once more on cream, to cut apart.
5. Shape the cut out flowers using an embossing stylus and glue the pieces in place.
6. Create a twine bow to attach to the top.
7. Add a piece of twine, and feed it through a punched hole at the top of the background.
8. Layer onto corrugated cardstock and adhere to a cream card.


Supplies:
Darkroom Door Fine Baubles Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Word Block Stamp 
Archival Inkpad: Potting Soil
Distress Inkpad: Vintage Photo

Twine

This card is a bright version of the previous card


1. Create a Distress Oxide background, by swiping the inkpads onto a non stick craftsheet, mist with water and put the paper in this puddle. 
2. Let dry, you can use a heattool, and repeat until you're happy with the result. Let dry completely. 
3. Stamp the Word Block stamp onto the Distress Oxide background, and heat emboss with bamboo and turquoise embossing powder.
4. Stamp and heat emboss the bauble stamp on white cardstock
5. Stamp and heat emboss the bauble stamp once more onto a left over piece of the Distress Oxide paper, and onto white cardstock to cut apart.
6. Glue the cut out pieces together, adhere twine and compose the card.
Photo 4.
7. Add Glossy Accents to the flowers for a finishing touch.


Supplies:
Darkroom Door Fine Baubles Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Word Block Stamp
Distress Oxide Inkpads: Broken China, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber
Embossing Inkpad
Embossing Powder Izink: Turquoise, Bamboo
Glossy Accents
Twine

This 1 layer card was made using the masking technique. Perfect if you want a layered look, but don't like cutting. Although you have to cut some masks first.


1. Stamp the baubles you want to use onto sticky notes, cut them out to create masks. You can use these masks over and over again.
2. Stamp the first bauble using black Archival ink. Cover with a mask before you stamp the second one. Cover again and stamp a third bauble.
3. Color the baubles. I used pencils on this card.


4. After coloring the baubles, cover them again with the masks to do the background.
5. Cover the top and bottom part of the background, to color the center part using a grey pencil.
6. Cover this grey background using sticky notes.
7. Stamp the top part with the Splatter Background stamp using Archival Ink Watering Can.
8. Stamp the bottom part with the Crackle Texture stamp.
9. Draw lines to "hang" the baubles.
10. The circle stamp in the top corner is from the Christmas Reindeer set, stamped with black Archival ink and colored with pencils too.


11. Apply Glossy Accents to the baubles
12. Adhere the stamped piece to a white card.

Supplies:
Darkroom Door Fine Baubles Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Splatter Background Stamp 
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp 
Archival Inkpads: Black, Watering Can
Colored Pencils
Glossy Accents

By the way, the large round bauble from the Brushed Christmas stamp set matches with the large ones from the Fine Baubles set. 


Thanks for visiting Darkroom Door Blog today!

Godelieve

Wonderful Quote Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Sunday, September 17, 2017
Hello wonderful crafters! Teresa Abajo here with a couple of card ideas you can make using the new Wonderful Quote Stamp.

In my first card, I have put the new Sunshine Texture stamp behind it. The quote would also work with most of the other Texture stamps in the range, just remember to use a pale ink so that it doesn't compete with the words for attention.


1. Stamp the Sunshine Texture stamp using Archival Verdigris ink.

2. Stamp the quote over the top using Archival Jet Black, then quickly sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat to melt.

3. Trim down leaving a white border around the stamping, then apply a glue runner around  the edges. Apply copper foil to the glue.

4. Apply dots of glue over the word 'wonderful', allow to dry then apply foil to the glue.

5. Stamp the Sunshine Background stamp onto green cardstock using Versamark ink, and emboss with clear embossing powder.

6. Trim to fit the front of a card and assemble


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Wonderful Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Sunshine Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Sunshine Background Stamp
Archival ink: Verdigris, Jet Black
Versamark ink
Copper foil

I have created a little window for my next card:


1. Stamp the Wonderful Quote stamp onto some heat proof acetate using Versamark ink.

2. Emboss with gold embossing powder.

3. Create a frame for the quote from white cardstock. I used rectangular dies for this step. Sponge some Distress Oxide Frayed Burlap over the frame before adhering to the acetate piece.

4. Sponge various colours of Distress Oxide ink over a 10 x 14.3 cm piece of white cardstock. I have used Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber.

5. Lay the small Wildflowers stencil over this piece and remove some of the colour with a wet wipe. Dry this off, replace the stencil then sponge some Frayed Burlap through the flowers.

6. Adhere the framed acetate piece to the card front using foam mounting tape.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Wonderful Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Wildflower stencil small
Distress Oxide ink: Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Frayed Burlap
Versamark ink
Gold embossing powder

I hope you have enjoyed my projects using this wonderfully inspiring quote! Thanks for looking.

Teresa

Cacti Stamp Set Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hello, Belinda Spencer here again today with my last instalment of projects using the Cacti Stamp Set! Today I have 3 cards to share. 


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of red cardstock 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Apply the Crackle Texture Stamp to this piece using Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Spritz a little water over the background. Press the Fired Brick ink pad onto an acrylic block. Use a soft wet paintbrush to pick up the colour and add to the card background. Also flick some colour over the surface to create little droplets of colour. Dry with a heat gun. Stamp some 'XO's' over the background using the same ink. Ink the edges of this piece with the Fired Brick ink and stick down on the card base.


3. Choose the roundish cactus in the pot from the stamp set. Apply embossing ink to the stamp and then Lucky Clover for the cactus and Spiced Marmalade for the pot. Stamp on a separate piece of white cardstock and heat set with clear embossing powder. Repeat this process with the separate pot stamp and another cactus. Add a slit to the top of the pot so that the cactus can be slipped in. Add the cacti to the card using 3D foam.

4. Apply embossing ink and Fired Brixk ink to a small heart from the Hearts stamp set. Stamp on white cardstock and heat set with clear embossing powder. Paint a little Fired Brick ink over the heart as in Step 2. Add to the cactus pot using 3D foam.

5. Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Cut out the individual words. Ink the edges with the Spiced Marmalade ink and add to the card.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Lucky Clover, Spiced Marmalade
Distress Embossing Ink
Clear embossing powder


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of lime green cardstock 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Apply embossing ink and Fossilized Amber ink to the Crackle Texture Stamp and stamp on this piece. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Spritz the background with water. Press the Twisted Citron ink pad onto an acrylic block. Lift the colour from the block with a soft wet paintbrush and wash the colour over the background. Add some flicks of colour and then dry with a heat gun. Ink the edges of this piece with the Twisted Citron ink.

3. Choose a cactus from the Cacti Stamp Set. Apply embossing ink and Fossilized Amber ink to the stamp and stamp on a separate piece of smooth white cardstock. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Paint the cactus with various Distress Ink colours. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut.

4. Stamp a heart from the Hearts Stamp Set onto the white cardstock using embossing ink and Peacock Feathers Ink. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Fussy cut the heart. Add some messy embroidery thread to the card front and then staple the heart over the top. Stick down the cactus using 3D foam.

5. Stamp the tiniest heart from the Hearts stamp set onto white cardstock using the Peacock feathers ink. Fussy cut and add them to the card front along with some sequins.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock 15cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Create a background print by using a gel press along with the Mesh Small Stencil and some acrylic paints. Allow to dry and then cut to 10cm x 14.5cm. Ink the edges with black ink. Choose a stamp from the Brush Strokes Stamp Set and apply to the bottom of this piece using Jet Black Archival Ink. Add some weeds from the Home Sweet Home Stamp Set using the same ink. Stick down on the kraft card base.

3. Stamp the two tall cacti onto a separate piece of smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Paint the cacti using various Distress Ink colours. Dry with a heat gun, fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam.

4. Stamp some small stars from the Stars Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front.

5. Stamp the sentiment and add to the card.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mesh Small Stencil
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles
Acrylic paint

I hope you love this fabulous stamp set as much as me and you are inspired to create your own funky cacti cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Belinda

Let's Stick Together Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Monday, September 11, 2017

Hi! Belinda Spencer back again today to share another project using the Cacti Stamp Set! This time it's an art journal spread. I have created my own cute cacti embellishments for this art journal spread using an
embossing technique as well as watercolour painting with Distress Inks. 


Instructions:
1. Apply some co-ordinating acrylic paint to your art journal pages using a palette knife. Allow to dry.

2. Place the small Crackle Stencil on the background and swipe some texture paste over it using a palette knife. Lift off the stencil and reapply in several places until you have enough texture added to your pages. Allow to dry.

3. Dilute some of the acrylic paint and add over the top of the crackle areas to add some colour. Dry with a heat gun.


4. Use some matte gel paste to add some torn tissue paper across the centre of the spread. Allow to dry.

5. Apply some stamps from the Grunge Marks set using Ranger Archival Inks to add more interest and texture to the background. Add some messy strands of co-ordinating embroidery thread across the centre of the background.


6. Apply clear embossing ink and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to the cactus stamps and stamp on a separate piece of smooth white cardstock. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Select co-ordinating Distress Ink colours and press them onto an acrylic block. Use a soft wet paintbrush to apply the colours to the cacti images. Dry with a heat gun, fussy cut and add to the art journal pages.


7. Stamp the quote from the Cacti Stamp Set on a separate piece of white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Cut out and ink the edges with the Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. Stick down on the art journal page. Use the letters from the Alphabet Medley set to add 'C'mon C'mon' to the pages.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Small Stencil Crackle
Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron
Distress Embossing Ink
Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Chrome Yellow, Jet Black
Clear embossing powder
Acrylic paint
GOLDEN Light Molding Paste
Embroidery thread


Thanks for checking out my art journal pages today using this brilliant new stamp set. I hope you love this stamp set as much as I do.

Cheers

Belinda

Cacti Scrapbook Layout

Darkroom Door - Friday, September 08, 2017

Hi! Belinda Spencer here today to share a layout I have created featuring stamps from the awesome NEW Cacti Rubber Stamp Set. I have created my own cute cacti embellishments on this layout using an embossing technique as well as watercolour painting with Distress Inks.


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of pale green cardstock 8 ½ " x 11 ¾ " to form the layout base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 8 ¼ " x 11 ½ " and stick down on top of the pale green piece from Step 1.

3. Place the small Crackle Stencil on the background and swipe some texture paste over it using a palette knife. Lift off the stencil and reapply until you have enough texture to show around your photo. Swipe some areas with the palette knife to create a more uneven, random look. (Wash your stencil straight away to avoid any texture paste drying on it). Dry the texture paste with a heat gun for a more puffy look or allow it to dry naturally for a crisper look.

4. Spritz the background with a little water and apply diluted acrylic paints with a large soft, wet paintbrush. Allow the colour to pool. Spritz with a little more water to get rid of any sharp edges to the paint. Allow the colour to drift and then dry naturally. This technique is really trial and error. You can try to guide where your colour goes with the direction that you spray the water.


5. Apply some stamps from the Grunge Marks set using Distress Inks to add more interest and texture to the background. Add some messy strands of co-ordinating embroidery thread across the background.


6. Mat your photo on white cardstock and add to the layout using 3D foam.

7. Apply clear embossing ink and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to the cactus stamps and stamp on a separate piece of smooth white cardstock. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Select co-ordinating DistressInk colours and press them onto an acrylic block. Use a soft wet paintbrush to apply the colours to the cacti images. Dry with a heat gun, fussy cut and add to the layout. Use 3D foam behind some for added dimension.


8. Emboss some heart circles from the Simply Circles set using the same technique and colour as in Step 7. Add to the layout along withthe title and any other embellishments.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Small Stencil Crackle
Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron
Distress Embossing Ink
Clear embossing powder
Acrylic paint
GOLDEN Light Molding Paste

Thanks for checking out my layout today using this brilliant new stamp set!

Celebrating 10 years of Darkroom Door!

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Happy Birthday to us! It has been 10 years since we first opened Darkroom Door!

Our very first stamp sets and paper products debuted at the SIA Trade Show in Sydney. Here's a look at our booth at that show: 


Since then, we have designed well over 1000 stamps and products, and continue to grow our product line each year. Here's a small snapshot of our current product offering:


We've also worked with many amazing artists to bring these products to life by sharing artwork, videos, tutorials and by teaching classes and workshops throughout the world! It has been a wonderful journey so far and we'd like to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for supporting us throughout the past 10 years! Thank you to everyone who has used our stamps, to the amazing artists we have worked with for creating so many wonderful projects to inspire us and to the many stores worldwide who stock our stamps! You have all been instrumental in the success of our business and we send a big heartfelt thank you to you all! 

To celebrate this milestone, we want to share the gifts with you! For the month of September, each order placed through our website will receive a free commemorative birthday stamp! Limit one stamp per customer. No coupon required, we will simply add it in with your order! 


If you'd like to keep up to date with products news and our fun adventures, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube

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We would like to say a big THANK YOU for your support over the past 10 years and for joining us along this creative journey!

Correspondence Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, September 01, 2017

Hi, it's Heather Telford happy to be sharing a card on the Darkroom Door blog today. I have pulled out stamps from the vintage style Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set and used the World Map Background Stamp also. This mosaic style card was made for the wedding anniversary of friends of mine. I chose the correspondence and map stamps because they are a couple who love books, travel and literary memorabilia.


To create my background I used a layering technique featuring distress oxide inks. I pressed fossilized amber, broken china and cracked pistachio inks onto a craft sheet. I spritzed with water and pressed my hot pressed watercolour paper onto the ink. After picking up a layer of colour I dried the panel before laying it back into the ink to pick up more colour. By drying the panel in between layers I was able to keep the colours bright and distinct. Once I had layered enough colour I splattered some gold paint lightly over a few areas then let it dry.

I chose several stamps from the Correspondence set and stamped them in versafine onyx black ink onto the distress oxide background. I also stamped the world map stamp so I could cut out a little map panel. The next step was a bit like putting a puzzle together as I trimmed and arranged my stamped and unstamped rectangles to fill a natural coloured card front. Once I was happy with my layout I added black foam to the back of three rectangles for some visual interest. I was left with one little space which I filled with four dots of ebony black nuvo crystal drops.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Versafine Ink Onyx Black
Distress Okide inks: Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio
Gold paint
Nuvo crystal drops: Black ebony
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Black foam sheet

Thanks for stopping by today! 

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