New Release January 2018

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

We'd like to introduce NEW Stamps & New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist






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Mixed Up Cards

Darkroom Door - Sunday, January 14, 2018

Hi, it's Liesbeth Fidder here today with two cards using the Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp and Mixed Boxes Stencil


For the first card, I used the stamp and stencil together, like Rachel showed us on Facebook Live. If you haven't seen it, you can watch here. 


I masked the rectangles and stamped the images from the Tour Eiffel, Montmartre and Notre Dame stamp sets using black StazOn ink (the best option if you use bleach) and I bleached the buildings and other imaged  here and there with some chlorine and a small synthetic brush. The white accents in the word 'Paris' is made with a white gel pen.

This next card was made a little different:


First I stamped the Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp with black ink. After that I used the stencil... but not at the same place. I put the stencil a little bit to the right and to the top so it was slightly off centre. Then I sponged the rectangles using Distress inks Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. After that I did the same on the other side, so I put the stencil a little bit to the left and bottom of the card, and sponged with the same colours. 


I masked every rectangle and stamped the different laces from the Lace stamp set and the text. I highlighted the text with a white marker.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Stencil 
Darkroom Door Tour Eiffel Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Montmartre Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Notre Dame Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Lace Stamp Set
Staz On Jet Black
Distress Inks
White marker

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Liesbeth

Pointy Petals Tags

Darkroom Door - Friday, January 12, 2018

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share two tags I made with the wonderful Pointy Petals Line Art Stamp. Already one of my favourite stamps!

On the first tag I created a background using the Small Circles Stencil, definitely another favourite of mine! 


Instructions

1. Die cut a size 9 tag out of watercolour paper. Put the Small Circles Stencil on top and apply heavy gesso through the stencil using a palette knife. Let air-dry. 

2. Apply a small amount of pink, lime and turquoise paint randomly and spray water on top with a mini mister to dilute the paint and to create drips. Stamp randomly with the Abstract Triangles Background Stamp using lime paint.


3. Stamp the Pointy Petals Line Art Stamp with Archival Ink Jet Black on mixed media paper. Make a mask/stencil on masking paper by stamping the flower and cutting out the petals. Put the mask on top of the image on the mixed media paper.


4. Use the eraser at the end of a pencil to stamp dots on the petals. Work through the mask using pink paint. Remove the mask and paint the centre of the flower and the leaves with lime and turquoise paint. Doodle on the petals with a white pen. Cut the flower out and adhere to the tag as shown.


5. Decorate the tag with black thread and a charm. Paint white ribbon (seam binding) with lime, turquoise and pink paint and use as a tag topper.

On the second tag I used a foiling technique with transfer foil.


Instructions

1. Die cut a size 9 tag out of watercolour paper. Apply a small amount of diluted pink, orange and yellow paint randomly and spray water on top to create a watercolour effect. Let the paint drip. 

2. Create numbers by sponging through a stencil with lime paint. Stamp randomly with the Checkered Background Stamp using pink paint. Create dots by sponging through a stencil with white paint.

3. Stamp the Pointy Petals Line Art Stamp straight on the tag with Versamark ink. Treat the surface with an anti static pad first. Sprinkle WOW bonding powder over the stamped image. Shake of excess and heat with a heat gun. Immediately place foil on top. Start dabbing gently and continue by rubbing all over. When the image has cooled down, remove the foil.

4. Finish the tag off with a button and sculpture flowers. Paint white ribbon with pink, yellow and orange paint and use as a tag topper.

Supplies used
Darkroom Door Pointy Petals Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Background Stamps: Checkered & Abstract Triangles 
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Circles
Dylusions: Fresh Dots Small stencil
Donna Downey Signature Stencil: Mini Numbers Repeat 
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Versamark Ink
WOW: Bonding Powder WX01
Heidi Swapp: Silver Reactive Foil
Dylusions Paint: Tangerine Dream, Rose Quartz, Lemon Zest, White Linen
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Lime, Turquoise
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Pixie Dust

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Springtime Sprouts Line Art Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Hello crafty people! Teresa Abajo here with a couple of ideas for the new Springtime Sprouts Line Art stamp.


The lines on these new Line Art images are thick and lovely, making them perfect for paper piecing techniques. I chose to use some gel printed papers on these samples, but you could use commercial designer papers or even create your own patterned paper using stamps, inks and paints.


Step 1

Create some patterned paper by gel printing using the Mesh Large Stencil and acrylic paints.

Step 2

Stamp the Springtime Sprouts image onto a 9 x 13.3 cm card front using Archival Jet Black. Stamp the image again onto the gel printed paper, and fussy cut the 'cup' part of each flower. Adhere these in place on the card front using glue.

Step 3

Layer the card front onto a 9.5 x 13.8 cm piece of gel printed paper, then onto some coordinating cardstock, then onto a folded white card.

Step 4

Apply adhesive diamonds over the end dots of each flower.


Step 5

Adhere a Tim Holtz Quote Chip or other stamped quote over the stem of the flowers.

This image is also versatile in that it can be used with the flowers growing upwards in the example above, or growing down as in the example below:


Step 1

Create some patterned paper using a gel plate and acrylic paint.

Step 2

Stamp the Criss Cross Texture Stamp using Evergreen Bough Distress Ink in the centre of a 9 x 13.3 cm card front.

Step 3

Stamp the Springtime Sprouts image onto the card front using Archival Jet Black. Stamp the image again onto the gel printed paper, and fussy cut the 'cup' part of each flower. Adhere these in place on the card front using glue.

Step 4

Layer the card front onto some coordinating cardstock, then onto some gel printed paper, then adhere to a folded white card.

Step 5

Apply Nuvo Crystals Drops to the end dots of each flower.


Step 6

Adhere a Tim Holtz Quote Chip or other stamped sentiment over the stem of the flowers.

Do you prefer growing up or hanging down?

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Springtime Sprouts Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Criss Cross Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Mesh Large Stencil
Archival Jet Black ink
Evergreen Bough Distress Ink
Gel printing plate
Acrylic paints
Tim Holtz Quote Chips
Adhesive diamonds
Nuvo Crystal Drops Red Berry

I hope you've enjoyed this look at Springtime Sprouts. Thanks for looking!

Teresa
 

Sweet Bloom Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, January 08, 2018

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share two cards featuring the new Sweet Bloom Line Art Stamp. I’m a big fan of large flower stamps so I was very pleased with the release of the beautiful Line Art Stamps. On both cards I used homemade embossed paper. I created the paper using a dry embossing technique with the Small Circles Stencil. It’s super easy to do and I love the outcome.


Instructions
1. Stamp a bunch of prints using various background stamps. Put a small amount of paint on a gelli plate and pick that paint up with a brayer. Roll gently over the background stamp to ink it up. Make prints on white paper and on painted paper.


2. Stamp the flower on white paper and partially on 8 different background prints. Put the flower together as shown using the paper piecing technique. Because of its bold lines, this technique works very well with the Sweet Bloom Line Art Stamp. 

3. Dry emboss a white cardstock panel using the Small Circles Stencil. I used my Cuttlebug and made the following sandwich: A plate, C plate, foam or embossing mat, cardstock, stencil, foam, B plate.


4. Attach the flower to the dry embossed cardstock. Adhere that panel to a card using 3D tape. Decorate the card with die cut crosses.


Here's a second card using the patterned pieces as a background instead: 


Instructions
1. Punch 24 inchies out of the stamped background prints. Use 10 cm wide double-sided adhesive tape to attach the inchies to a card panel. Lay a pattern out first before glueing everything down. Go for a nice balance between the different colors/patterns.

2. Stamp the Sweet Bloom Line Art Stamp on the dry embossed paper with Archival Ink Jet Black, cut out and adhere to the background.

3. Finish the card off with buttons and sculpture flowers.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sweet Bloom Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Background Stamps: Checkered, Polka Dots, Plaid, Circles, Fun Flowers & Flourish
Darkroom Door Circles Small Stencil 
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Dylusions Paint: Peony Blush, Tangerine Dream, Rose Quartz, Lemon Zest
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Lime, Turquoise
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Mermaid, Wisteria

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Tropical Leaves and Birds Cards

Darkroom Door - Sunday, January 07, 2018

Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today to share a card and tag using the Tropical Leaves and Tropical Birds stamp sets! I loved designing all of these stamps and it has been great to finally get to play with them! 

Here's a quick one layer card using the Tropical Leaves stamp set: 



Instructions: 
Ink up the leaves with either Fern Green or Library Green Archival Ink and stamp around the edge of white card stock. Stamp a sentiment from the Tropical Island stamp set in the centre. Adhere to folded green card! 

How simple is that! Certainly a great way to make quick cards! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Tropical Leaves Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Island Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Fern Green, Library Green, Jet Black 
Cardstock: White, green 


Instructions: 
Stamp the Macaw bird onto Specialty Stamping Paper using Archival Jet Black ink. Allow to dry. Colour with Wild Honey, Broken China and Antique Linen Distress Markers. Stamp sentiment beside the bird with Archival Jet Black ink. Trim the image and mount onto black card stock then onto a painted size 8 tag. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Tropical Birds Stamp Set
Specialty Stamping Paper 
Distress Markers: Wild Honey, Broken China, Antique Linen
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Sky, Lemon
Size 8 Tag

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! 

Tropical Flower Ladies

Darkroom Door - Friday, January 05, 2018

Hi there! It's Belinda Spencer with you again today sharing more projects using the Tropical Flowers Stamp Set! I am loving this set and can't seem to stop using it! Today I have another card and art journal page to show you. 


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 15cm x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10.5cm x 14.5cm. Apply Neon Purple Hero Arts Neon Dye Ink to the Fallen Leaves Background Stamp. Stamp on this piece. Use an ink blending tool to apply Wilted Violet Distress Ink. Ink the edges with the Wilted Violet Ink also. Stick down on the card base.

3. Cut another piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Stamp the Scratches Background Stamp on this piece using the Neon Purple ink. Use the ink blending tool with the Wilted Violet ink again to apply the colour to this piece. Ink the edges also. Stick down on the card front.

4. On a separate piece of smooth white cardstock, apply the Strawberry Lady Line Art Stamp using Jet Black Archival ink. Use watercolour pencils to add colour to her face and blend with a soft wet paintbrush. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut removing the strawberry from her head. Stick the head onto the card front.

5. Stamp about 13 of the small frangipani flowers on the extra piece of cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Colour these with the watercolour pencils also. Blend the colour with the soft wet paintbrush. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut. Stick down on the 'Frangipani Lady'.

6. Stamp three butterflies and colour with the watercolour pencils as before. Dry with a heat gun, fussy cut and stick down on the card front.

7. Stamp the sentiment using Rose Madder Archival Ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Tropical Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Strawberry Lady Line Art Stamp
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Fallen Leaves Background Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Rose Madder
Distress Ink: Wilted Violet
Hero Arts Neon Ink Neon Purple
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils

One of my favourite things to do right now is practice drawing faces in my art journal inspired by the stunning art work of Jane Davenport. I have in fact been learning to draw faces again in her fabulous workshops which you can find on her website here: https://janedavenport.com/online-workshops/ I was totally inspired by the beautiful Tropical Flowers Stamp Set to create a 'Tropical Girl' in my journal


Instructions:

1. Sketch out your girl in your art journal. (I have used the small Jane Davenport art journal).

2. Stamp some of the tropical flowers from the Tropical Flowers Stamp Set in her hair using Jet Black Archival Ink. Dry with a heat gun.

3. Apply Distress Inks to an acrylic block or heat resistant craft sheet. Use a soft wet paintbrush to pick up the ink and paint the flower images.

4. Paint the rest of the girl using whatever mediums you prefer. Here I have used a combination of watercolour pencils as well as Jane Davenport products. Use a white fine point Sharpie paint pen to doodle around the flowers to 'anchor' them into the hair.




Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Tropical Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Festive Berries, Picked Raspberry,  Squeezed Lemonade
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
Jane Davenport Sparkle Markers
Jane Davenport Art Journal Small
Sharpie Fine Point White Paint Pen

I hope you love this fabulous stamp set as much as me and you are inspired to create your own Tropical style projects.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Tropical Flowers Stamp Set Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, January 04, 2018

Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here today to share some projects with you featuring the stunning new Tropical Flowers Rubber Stamp Set using my favourite watercolour stamping technique.


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 15cm x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10.5cm x 14.5cm. Apply Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to the Woodgrain Background Stamp. Give a very light mist of water from a spray bottle and stamp on the white cardstock piece. Ink the edges with the Picked Raspberry ink and stick down on the card base.

3. Cut another piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Apply Carved Pumpkin Distress ink to one of the stamps from the Watery Washes Stamp set. Spritz with water and apply to this piece. Use a soft wet paintbrush to blend the ink in the stamped image a little more. Repeat this process once more and then dry with a heat gun. Use the same technique to apply the spotty stamp in the set to the background using both the Carved Pumpkin and Picked Raspberry inks. Stick down on the card front.

4. On a separate piece of white cardstock, stamp the large hibiscus from the Tropical Flowers Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival Ink. Press the Picked Raspberry Stamp Pad onto an acrylic block or heat resistant craft mat. Use the wet paintbrush to pick up the ink and paint onto the stamped flower image. Reapply until you are happy with the depth of colour. Use the paint brush to flick both of the inks across the flower. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut.

5. Stamp some butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink. Colour the same way as the flower. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut.

6. Add some messy orange thread to the card. Stick the flower on top using 3D foam. Glue on the butterflies.

7. Stamp the sentiment on the extra white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card using 3D foam


Here are another two cards, created in a similar way, but using the Brushed Sentiments stamp set for the words: 




Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Tropical Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Picked Raspberry
Hero Arts Neon Ink: Neon Pink, Neon Yellow 
Embroidery thread


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 15cm x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10.5cm x 14.5cm. Apply Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink to the Woodgrain Background Stamp. Give a very light mist of water from a spray bottle and stamp on the white cardstock piece. Ink the edges with the Carved Pumpkin ink and stick down on the card base.

3. Cut another piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Apply Wilted Violet Distress Ink to the Plaid Background Stamp. Spritz with a light mist of water and stamp at the bottom of this piece. Spritz a little water onto the rest of this piece. Squish the Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto an acrylic block or heat resistant craft sheet. Use a soft wet paintbrush to pick up the ink and apply to the card to create a watercolour wash of colour on the background. Dry with a heat gun. Ink the edges of this piece using the corresponding inks. Stick down on the card front.

4. On a separate piece of smooth white cardstock, apply the Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink. Fussy cut the jar cutting off the lid. Place a small slit under the rim of the jar to slide the flower stems in.

5. Stamp the Bird of Paradise flowers onto the separate piece of white cardstock using the Jet Black Archival Ink. Squish Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron inks onto the acrylic block/craft sheet and paint the flowers.

6. Ink the leaves from the Tropical Leaves Stamp Set with Distress Inks. Spritz with water and stamp on the separate white cardstock piece. Use the paintbrush to blend the colour on the stamped images. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut.

7. Add the leaves and flowers to the mason jar by sliding the stems through the slit created under the rim of the jar. Secure in place using glue. Add 3D foam under the flower heads to make them stand out. Paint the water in the jar using Peacock Feathers ink. Dry with a heat gun. Tie some orange thread around the neck of the jar. Stick down on the card front using 3D foam.

8. Stamp the sentiment on the extra white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card using 3D foam.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Tropical Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Plaid Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Carved Pumpkin, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet

Hope you've enjoyed these cards! I have more projects to show you using this stamp set, drop by tomorrow to see them! 

Belinda
 

Watercolour Cards with Tropical Birds Stamp Set

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Hi stamping folk! It's Teresa Abajo here to show you what I've made using a new stamp set called Tropical Birds Rubber Stamp Set.

First up is a card using the flamingo stamp:


Step 1

Lightly sponge some Weathered Wood ink in the centre of a 9.5 x 13.8 cm piece of smooth white cardstock. Mask off the top part using a Post It Note and sponge Broken China ink on the bottom part of the card front. This will become the water. Spatter a few droplets of water over the sponged area, then blot dry with some paper towel.

Step 2

(Note: I used a Misti stamp positioning tool for this next step. If you don't own one then you could carefully apply the inks to the stamp then stamp all the colours in one go.)

Apply Pumice Stone ink to the legs and beak of the flamingo and stamp these onto the card front. Wipe the stamp clean, then apply Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink to the feathers of the flamingo and stamp this. Spread the pink around a little using a water brush.

Step 3

Apply Twisted Citron Distress ink to the grass image and stamp onto the card front, carefully lining up so that the centre of the grass lines up with the water line.

Step 4

Wipe the stamp clean then apply Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink to the stamp in a patchy manner. This allows some of the lighter green to show through the darker green grass.

Step 5

Dry the card front well, then stamp the words using Archival Jet Black ink. Add a few spots of Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew and allow to dry.

Step 6

Mount this onto some black cardstock then onto a 5 x 7 inch kraft card.


Materials used:
Darkroom Door Tropical Birds Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, Broken China, Pumice Stone
Distress Oxide Ink: Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint
Archival Jet Black
Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew

Next up is a card using the Toucan stamp. Toucans have black feathers and a wildly colourful bill, which makes the toucan image in this set super quick to colour.


Step 1

Stamp the toucan image using Archival Jet Black ink onto smooth white cardstock. Colour using Ecoline markers and a water brush (or any other colouring medium of your choosing).  

Step 2

Stamp the words close to the toucan, then trim down and mat with black cardstock.

Step 3

Stamp the Mesh Background stamp onto a 9.5 x 13.8 cm piece of white cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink. Add some spatters using similar colours to the toucan image. Mat this onto black cardstock, then adhere the toucan image at an angle.

Step 4

Take short scraps of ribbon in colours similar to those used on the toucan and stitch together. Adhere these to the card front using a mini attacher.


Step 5

Adhere the card front to a white card and add a couple of sequins to the bottom right hand corner.

Materials used:
Darkroom Door Tropical Birds Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mesh Background Stamp
Archival Jet Black ink
Talens Ecoline Brush markers
Mini Attacher
Scraps of ribbon
Sequins

Thanks for looking and stay crafty!

Teresa

Watercolour Cards with Tropical Leaves Stamp Set

Darkroom Door - Monday, January 01, 2018

Hello Darkroom Door fans! Happy New Year! It's Belinda Spencer here today to share some projects with you featuring the stunning new Tropical Leaves Rubber Stamp Set using my favourite watercolour stamping technique. The leaves in this set are so beautiful and lend themselves beautifully to a watercolour look.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of 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. Stick down on the card base.

3. On a separate piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink. Place the Boxes 3 Up Small Stencil over the top and apply Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to the boxes using an ink blending tool. Spritz a little water on your fingertips and flick the water over the image. Dry with a heat gun and then cut out the boxes. Stick down on the card front using 3D foam.

4. Apply Distress Inks to the various leaves from the Tropical Leaves Stamp Set and spritz with water. Stamp on the extra piece of white cardstock. Use a soft wet paintbrush to blend the stamped images a little. Flick some more ink over the top using the paintbrush and then dry with a heat gun. Fussy cut all of the leaves.

5. Stamp the flower pot from the Gardening Vol. 1 Stamp Set using the Jet Black Ink. Colour the pot with watercolour pencils and blend with the paintbrush. Dry with a heat gun and fussy cut.

6. Stamp the Sitting Cat on the extra cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Colour with the watercolour pencils and blend with the paintbrush. Dry with the heat gun and fussy cut. Arrange all fussy cut pieces on the card front and stick down. Use 3D foam behind some elements to add dimension to the card.

7. Stamp the sentiment on the extra white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card using 3D foam


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Tropical Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gardening Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gum Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 3 Up Small Stencil
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of green cardstock 14cm x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Squish three different green Distress Inks onto an acrylic block or heat resistant craft sheet. Spritz water onto the white cardstock. Use a medium soft wet paintbrush to pick up the ink and add to the cardstock to create a wash of colour. Dry with a heat gun. Ink the edges of the cardstock with green ink. Stick down on the card front.

3. Use the three green inks to ink up the Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp. Ink the stamp from lightest at the top to darkest at the bottom to create an ombre effect. Spritz with water and stamp on a separate piece of smooth white cardstock. Dry with a heat gun, fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam.

4. Use Tree branch Archival Ink to stamp the Compass Eclectic Stamp on the extra cardstock. Use a die or punch to cut out. Ink the edges with Twisted Citron Distress Ink. Add to the card front.

5. Apply the green inks to a variety of leaves from the Tropical Leaves Stamp Set, spritz with water and stamp on the extra cardstock. Smooth out the ink on the stamped images using the wet paintbrush. Flick some water over the surface of the images and then dry with a heat gun. Fussy cut all of the leaves and glue together. Add a wood veneer or chipboard arrow to the stems of the leaves and wrap with jute and coloured thread. Stick down on the card front using 3D foam behind the leaves.


6. Stamp a sentiment using the Tree Branch ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Tropical Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Compass Eclectic Stamp
Archival Ink: Tree Branch
Distress Ink: Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron

Thank you for stopping by the blog today to check out my projects. I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own projects using this gorgeous stamp set.

Cheers

Belinda

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