Baby Sentiment Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, June 28, 2018
Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some projects featuring the brand new Baby Sentiment Stamp! In my opinion the new Sentiment Stamps are a great addition to the Darkroom Door collection. I love the narrow strips of text!

Below I’m showing you a few cards on which I used the stamp entirely as well as some cards on which I used parts of the stamp.



Instructions

1. Ink up the Triangles Background Stamp with Distress Ink Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Iced Spruce. Tap straight onto the stamp with the inkpads. Spray with water and put a panel of watercolour paper on top to make a print. Set aside to dry.

2. Overstamp the print with the Stitched Threads Frame Stamp using black ink. Trim the panel to size and distress the edges with a paper distresser.

3. Stamp various sentiments from the Baby Sentiment Stamps using Distress Ink Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China. Cut out and distress the edges with a paper distresser.


4. Assemble the card as shown. ‘Pin’ the sentiments to the ‘notice-board’ using enamel dots.

5. Add black stamping using small stamps from the Hello Baby Vol 1 set.

Here are two cards using the stamp as a strip: 


Instructions

1. Fold 2 cards from a sheet of Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper. Start by stamping a pattern on the cards using small stamps. The spiral is from the Grunge Marks set, the flower is from the Whimsical Words set. Use a light-colored pink ink. Start stamping in the centre of the cards and work your way to the edges.

2. Stamp the Baby Sentiment Stamp on top using black ink. 


3. Round the bottom corners with a corner chomper.

4. Finish the cards off by wrapping black thread around the front of the cards. Decorate with a matching embellishment.


Instructions 

1. Cut a 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) panel out of Ranger Watercolor Paper. Stamp a background with the Triangles Background Stamp as described above.

2. Stamp the Baby Sentiment Stamp on vellum using black ink and trim to size. Wrap the strip of vellum around the card and attach to the back of the card.

3. Mark the word ‘sweet’ with pink thread as shown. Attach it to the card using a mini wooden clothes peg.

Supplies

Darkroom Door: Baby Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door: Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door: Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door: Hello Baby Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door: Grunge Marks Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door: Whimsical Words Rubber Stamps
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Pink Peony
Distress Inks: Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce
Lawn Fawn: Lawn Fawndamentals Ballet Slippers
Ranger: Watercolor Paper
Ranger: Specialty Stamping Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Suitcase Card Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here with a couple of cards using the new Suitcase Eclectic Stamp. This is a great stamp for creating travel themed cards! Here's what I have created: 



Instructions: 
Stamp the Postage Stamps Background Stamp on white cardstock. Use several different colours of ink to mimic the different colours of postage stamps. Mount the background on two different colours of cardstock, bringing in two of the colours from the background. Stamp the Suitcase on white cardstock and trim out. Stamp stickers out for the suitcase using the Correspondence and Vintage Office sets and adhere to suitcase. Add a Paper Dolls image by Tim Holtz/Idea-ology. Brass look alike brads were added to the suitcase using a Pearl Pen by Viva.  Stamp the words World Traveler on white cardstock, trim out and adhere to card front. Speckle with ink splats or paint. Stamp postage cancellation image on front of card.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Suitcase Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Vintage Office, Nomad, Correspondence 
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Postage Stamps
Ranger Archival Ink: Saffron, Cobalt, Jet Black, Potting Soil and Fern Green
Pearl Pen: Viva Decor Bronze
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Dolls 

The next card is called Follow Your Dreams.


This card is created much the same way as the first card. Stamp the background, on white cardstock, using the Tickets stamp by Darkroom Door. Stamp Lady Liberty, with black ink, on the side and adhere to the card base. Stamp two suitcases out, on white cardstock, using Archival (Potting soil) and Distress Oxide (Walnut Stain) and trim out. Overlap the suitcases and adhere to the card front.


Stamp the suitcase with words and stickers from different Darkroom Door sets. Add the paper doll to the card front. Add some color to the flag by using the Cobalt and Red Geranium Archival inks. Speckle the card with ink or paint. Add the Brass look a like brads, to the suitcase, using the Pearl Pen by Viva Decor.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp: Suitcase
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: New York Vol. 1, Nomad 
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Tickets
Archival Ink: Cobalt, Jet Black, Red Geranium and Potting Soil
Distress Oxide Ink: Walnut Stain
Pearl Pen: Viva Decor Bronze
Paper Dolls: Tim Holtz Idea-ology

For this next card, I have used the stamp like a background stamp. Single image stamps make for a fun
card background and are so easy!!!


Instructions: 
Stamp the image several times on white cardstock. You can position the stamp or stamp in random places. I positioned the suitcase to make rows of suitcases. The created background was then adhered to a cream colored card base. One image was stamped out and then trimmed. The carved leaves were stamped to look like they were behind the luggage. The Script Texture stamp was added for a vintage feel. The suitcase was adhered with foam squares and then embellished with Word Bands by Tim Holtz Idea-ology. 


Supply List:
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp: Suitcase
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: French Script
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set: Carved Leaves Vol.1, Mail Art.
Archival Ink: Potting Soil, Jet Black, Fern Green
Tim Holtz/idea-ology: Word Bands

Thanks for stopping by! 

Connie Mercer

Scrapbooking with Butterfly Note Stamp

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 22, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share two different layouts using the stunning new Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp

For my first layout, I have added a ‘kaleidoscope’ (Official term for a group of butterflies) of butterflies in beautiful bright Archival Ink colours.



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of blue cardstock or patterned paper measuring 8½” x 11¾“.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 8¼“ x 11½“. Stick down on the piece from Step 1. Add some stamping using a stamp from the Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set and Viridian Archival Ink. Use the spot stamp from the same stamp set to add some more stamping with the same ink. Flick some more droplets over the layout using a coloured mist Here I have used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mad Hatter Mint Starburst Spray. Allow to dry.
3. On some extra smooth white cardstock, stamp 6 or 7 butterflies using various Archival Inks. Here I have used a combination of Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Deep Purple, Magenta Hue and Viridian. Fussy cut each butterfly. Stick down on the layout using glue just under the body of the butterfly. 


4. Use the Shadow 6 Up Frame Stamp and three of the co-ordinated Archival Inks to stamp 3 squares onto the extra cardstock. Cut out and add to the layout to form a base on which to stick your photo.
5. Stamp some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set onto the extra white cardstock and cut out. Stick down on the layout. Add your photo.


6. Stamp a quote onto the extra cardstock using the Deep Purple ink. Add double sided tape to the back and fussy cut each word. Add to the layout along with some enamel dots, sequins or rhinestones.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Dreams Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Shadow 6 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Deep Purple, Magenta Hue, Viridian

Here is another layout, this time using softer tones of colour. I just love the combination of pretty script text with a gorgeous butterfly silhouette which was just perfect for my baby layout.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of pink cardstock 8½” x 11¾”. Cut a piece of co-ordinated patterned paper a fraction smaller. Ink the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide and stick down on the pink cardstock base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 7¾” x 11”. Place a heat resistant craft sheet on your desk and press the Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide pad onto it. Also add some Picket Fence Distress Ink. Spritz with water and then swipe the white cardstock through it. Dry with a heat gun. Repeat until you are happy with the result. I added a lot more Picket Fence to mine to create a really soft look. Dry with a heat gun and stick down on the layout base.
3. Stamp 7 Butterfly Note butterflies on extra smooth white cardstock using the Hickory Smoke Ink. Also stamp 1 butterfly using Rose Madder Archival Ink (Or try using Aquamarine Archival Ink for a sweet baby boy layout). Fussy cut each butterfly and add to the layout using glue just under the body of the butterfly. 


4. On the extra cardstock stamp the note paper from the Hello Baby Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set using the Hickory Smoke ink. Cut out and crop to suit your photo. Layer with some co-ordinated patterned papers or make your own patterned papers using any of the awesome Darkroom Door Background Stamps. Layer the papers together and add to the layout with a cute paper doily and your photo.
5. Stamp some stars and other sentiments from the Hello Baby Vol. 1 and 2 stamp sets using the Rose Madder ink pad. Cut out and add to the layout. Paint a chipboard title white and add to the layout.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink Rose Madder
Distress Ink Picket Fence
Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers
Belinda

Three Typewriter Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here with cards made using the new Eclectic Typewriter Stamp! This is a fun stamp for card making but I can also see it used for scrapbook pages and other papercraft projects too.



Instructions: 
1. The background of this card was created using the Large Mesh Stencil by sponging two different Archival inks through it, Watering Can and Aquamarine. 
2. The Typewriter was stamped on white cardstock and shaded in with same Aquamarine ink. 
3. The sassy lady was stamped on white cardstock and colored in using Faber Castell pencils. She was shaded and trimmed out. 
4. The Polaroid frame stamp was stamped on white cardstock, stamped and trimmed out. Behind the Polaroid image the French Script Texture Stamp was used for the text. The sentiment was added to the top of the typewriter. 
5. Speckle card front with ink or paint.

Supply List:

Darkroom Door Typewriter Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp 
Darkroom Door Polaroid Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Just My Style, All Occasions
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Mesh
Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Watering Can and Jet Black
Faber Castell/pencils
twine

The next card shares the same beautiful greens and blue colors!


Instructions: 
1. The background was created using the large Polka Dots stencil in the same way as the first card. The stencil was placed on top of the card base and ink was applied with sponges.The background came to life very quickly.
2. The little bird was stamped out on white cardstock, shaded with the same inks that were used for the background and then trimmed out. The typewriter was stamped on white cardstock and shaded with one color and then trimmed out.


3. A cluster was created, in the center of the card, by stamping the Weathered Stripes Texture stamp as a focal point for the typewriter image to be adhered. The little bird was adhered, along with the sentiment, on the typewriter.
4. Speckle the card with ink or paint.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Typewriter Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday, Love Birds, Garden Birds
Darkroom Door Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp
Darkroom Doo Large Stencil: Polka Dots
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress ink: Faded Jeans and Bundled Sage

Sometimes we need a quick card and this was the inspiration behind this design.


Instructions:
1. Applying several colours of Distress Oxide inks to your craft mat, add water and run the white cardstock through the inks. Keep picking up colour until you have the look you love. Let it dry a few minutes or heat dry the inked cardstock. 
2. Stamp the Typewriter on water color paper with Archival Jet Black ink. Use a water paint brush and colour in the Typewriter with one of the Distress Oxide inks used to create the backgroundof the card. 
3. Using the balloons from the 10th Anniversary stamp or the Party Time stamp set, stamp them above the Typewriter and colour in with the Distress Oxide inks used in creating the background of the card. Stamp the sentiment and adhere it to the Typewriter image. Speckle with ink.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Typewriter Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday, Party Time
Distress Oxide Ink: Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Watercolor paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Connie Mercer

Travelers Notebook with Diary Dates Stamp Set

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 18, 2018
Hi there, it's Rachel Greig here today. I'd like to show you some ways to use the Diary Dates Rubber Stamp Set in your travelers notebooks or planners. 



This stamp set has the full set of months, days and numbers so you can keep a journal, whether it's on the road like a travelers notebook, or an every day journal of your every day life! The set also includes a To Do stamp so you can make lists, and a Week stamp if you'd like to do weekly journal entries. 


This is just the beginning of a page in my Webster's Pages travelers notebook where I have stamped the date onto the top of the page. See the stamped circle around the number? That is a stamp from the Watery Washes stamp set, it fits the numbers perfectly so you can add some colour behind them! 


Here's a completed page, this time using the day stamp as well as the dates and month stamps. You can mix and match the stamps however you please and make it work for your journal or planner. I've also stamped the leaves from the Leaves stamp set along the top left and bottom right sides of the pages. I love how stamps look in notebooks! 


I've also stamped more Watery Washes stamps around the edges of the pages to continue the colour theme around the page. The small line from the Watery Washes stamp set also fits underneath the month stamp, like an underline. So it's a great way to use both stamp sets together! 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Diary Dates Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Chrome Yellow
Websters Pages Travelers Notebook 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Rachel

Vintage Handwriting Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 15, 2018
Hello there friends, it's Rachel Greig here today with a simple vintage style card using the Handwriting Rubber Stamp Set



This set has a few different elements that can be used in a variety of ways: 

- Use the large handwriting stamp as a background, or press into some thick embossing powder or texture paste to create raised texture. 
- Stamp the pen and postmarks inside journals, planners and notebooks to add a vintage touch! 
- Create a border by stamping the pen repeatedly in different heights.
- Stamp onto envelopes and make your own mail art
- Curl the handwriting background so you only stamp a small section if you just want to add small details to your backgrounds or projects 

These are just a couple of ideas to get you started! Here's a card using all of the stamps in the set together: 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the large handwriting stamp onto light kraft cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink pad. Stamp the postmarks over the top using Archival Red Geranium ink pad. 
2. Sponge around the edges of the card stock with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere panel to folded black card. 
3. Stamp the calligraphy pen 3 times onto light kraft card stock. Trim around each pen and edge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere to card as shown. Trim off any overhanging bits at the bottom. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Handwriting Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pads: Jet Black, Red Geranium 
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Cardstock: Black, kraft

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Rachel

Tea Stained Grevilleas Card Set

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a sweet card set featuring the fabulous new Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set. These stamps are so gorgeous and absolutely perfect for cards, tags, atcs, art journal pages as well as layout backgrounds. I have created three cards in this set featuring stamping on tea stained sticky back canvas.



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock measuring 12.5cm x 18cm. Fold in half to create the card base.
2. Cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 8.5cm x 12cm.
3. Cut a piece of sticky back canvas measuring 8cm x 11.5cm. Make up a strong brew of tea. I used 3 tea bags in about 1½ to 2 cups of boiling water. Let it sit until cold. Dip the sticky back canvas in and remove. Repeat until you are happy with the depth of colour. Set aside to dry completely.
4. Apply a grevillea and leaves from the Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set onto the sticky back canvas using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Allow the ink to dry. Place the Sunshine Small Stencil on the piece and use an ink blending tool to apply Antique Linen ink to create a sun on the canvas. 
5. Use a black journaling pen (be careful to choose one that won’t bleed into the canvas) to draw a freehand border around the edge of the canvas. Stick down on the white cardstock piece from Step 2.
6. Stamp the sentiments on smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Cut out and add to the card front. Tie a bow using a piece of natural jute. Add this piece to the card base using 3D foam for extra dimension.



Here are two more cards I created in the same style:





Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Birthday Word Block Stamp
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink Antique Linen

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own projects using this fabulous stamp set. Don’t forget to share your beautiful creations in the Darkroom Door Inspiration Group on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Stuffed Garden Birds

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 11, 2018
Hi, it's Godelieve Tijskens here today with another project using the Garden Birds Rubber Stamp Set. This time I have created some stuffed birds that you could use as an ornament to hang in your home or even on a Christmas tree. 



To create these cute stuffed birds I recycled a piece of brown packaging paper. Here they are sitting together on a branch.


I applied gesso here and there to the packaging paper using a plastic card. I Sponged Archival Ink Aquamarine through the small Circles stencil. The birds were stamped with black Archival ink.


I machine stitched two layers together, leaving a small opening to stuff the birds with fiberfill. I closed the opening and cut the birds out.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Garden Birds
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Circles
Gesso
Archival Inkpads: Jet Black, Aquamarine
Fiberfill
Sewing Machine

They are so fun to make! Thanks again for stopping by.

Godelieve

Grevilleas Card Set

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a sweet card set featuring the fabulous new Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set. These stamps are so gorgeous and absolutely perfect for cards, tags, atcs, art journal pages as well as layout backgrounds. 

I have created two cards in this set and because I love fussy cutting, each stamped image has been intricately cut out to create the most beautiful embellishments for my cards.



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 28cm. Fold in half to create the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 13.5cm. Apply the Torn Text Background Stamp using Tree Branch Archival Ink to this piece. Use an ink blending tool to apply Antique Linen Distress Ink to the surface and the edges. Stick down on the card base.
3. On a separate piece of smooth white cardstock, apply the grevillea flower stamps using Red Geranium Archival Ink for the flower part and Leaf Green Archival Ink for the stems. Allow the ink to dry before fussy cutting. Also stamp some leaves using the Leaf Green ink and fussy cut them too. Add all images to the card front using 3D foam under the flowers.


4. Press a Candied Apple Distress Ink pad onto an acrylic block. Use a soft wet paintbrush to pick up the colour and flick over the card front. Repeat using Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
5. Stamp the ‘Love’ circle from the Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set onto the extra smooth white cardstock using the Tree Branch ink. Punch out using a circle punch. Punch out a slightly larger kraft circle also. Layer the ‘Love’ circle on the kraft one using 3D foam. Add 3D foam to the back of the kraft circle and add to the card. Glue a twine circle around this piece.
6. Stamp some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set on the extra cardstock using the Red Geranium ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front along with some gold sequins.

Here’s another card I created in the same style:




Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Archival Ink: Leaf Green, Red Geranium, Tree Branch
Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own projects using this fabulous stamp set. Don’t forget to share your beautiful creations in the Darkroom Door Inspiration Group on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Garden Birds Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 04, 2018
Hi, it's Godelieve Tijskens here today to share more cards using the Garden Birds stamp sets! 



Instructions:
I made a square card, size is 15 cm x 15 cm. I started with a thin coat of gesso, let it dry. The bird was stamped with black Archival ink. I used Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks to watercolor the bird, and to add a bit of color to the background. 


I masked the bird, and added more color to the background, using the large Circles stencil to sponge with Archival inks. I also stamped the new Swirls texture stamp with these Archival inks. The poppy stems and sentiment were stamped in black. I removed the mask, added shadow below the bird and stems using a brown Scribble Stick. I distressed the edges of the panel with a paper distresser and adhered the piece to a white folded card.

Supplies I used:
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Garden Birds, Poppies, Simple Sayings Vol 2
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Swirls
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Circles
Gesso
Archival Inkpads: Jet Black, Leaf Green, Aquamarine
Tonic Paper Distresser 


This next project is a quick and easy card. I chose a gel print from my stash. To create this print I had used the Tribal Background Stamp and the large Circles stencil.
I stamped the birds onto the gel print using black Archival Ink, and once again onto white cardstock to cut out. I glued the white birds onto the gel print.


To stamp the sentiment I used the Alphabet Medley set, mixing the large and small letters.
I also stamped the Swirls texture stamp with black Archival ink, holding the stamp in my hand without a stamping block. So I was able to use small parts of the stamp.
A black Micron pen and a white gel pen were used to draw a frame.

Supplies I used:
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Garden Birds, Alphabet Medley
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Swirls
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Tribal
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Circles
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Black Micron Pen
White Signo Gel Pen

Thank you all for visiting Darkroom Door blog today!