Darkroom Door & Karen Burniston Blog Hop

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Hello! Welcome to the Darkroom Door & Karen Burniston Blog hop! 



We are so excited that you are joining us in what will be a very creative and inspirational blog hop! 20 artists have joined together to bring you projects using Darkroom Door stamps and Karen Burniston metal dies. Over the course of the hop, you will see so many different ways to combine these awesome products together. There'll be videos and step by step tutorials so you can create the projects yourself too!  
 

This is the first stop on the blog hop. At the bottom of this post you will see the entire list of participating artists. All of the posts are now live, so you can now hop from blog to blog to see all of the creative projects in your own time. Be sure to leave comments along the way, as you'll go in the draw to win a prize from either Darkroom Door or Karen Burniston! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! 


If you ever lose your way along the hop or need to find which artist is next, please come back here to see the list of blogs and the direct links. 

So let's share our first project! This is a tag book by Rachel Greig


This project uses the #1023 Tag Book Pop Up die along with the Fine Butterflies and Fine Flowers Vol 2 stamp sets and Torn Text Background Stamp

The Tag Book Pop Up Die is such a fun die to use to create fun interactive cards! I thought it would be great to show you how to create it too, so you can watch the full step by step tutorial here in this video. 


  

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Fine Butterflies, Fine Flowers Vol 1, Orchids
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Torn Text
Darkroom Door Stamping Blocks
Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Spiced Marmalade
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Watering Can
Waterbrush 

I hope you have enjoyed this first project! 

Here is the list of participating artists in the hop: (click on their name to go to their blog post)

Darkroom Door / Rachel Greig <--- YOU ARE HERE





Frances Byrne



Shelly Hickox



Mary Prasad



Fran Sabad


Kelly Booth


 

Helen Cryer


 
And we can't have a blog hop without a GIVEAWAY!!!!! (now closed) 

Both Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston will be giving away a prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, July 29th, 2018. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter! 

***WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT***

Congratulations to: 

Ann Barnes commented on Darkroom Door Blog:
What a wonderful collaboration, the KB dies are a great way to showcase the amazing stamps. This tag book turned out awesome, I love the rich colors. 

Joy Meadows Commented on Autumn Clark's Blog:

Beautiful creations! Love the bird stamp set so much and the colors you used for them are just so pretty. the tag pop up is gorgeous, too.


Ann & Joy, please email info@darkroomdoor.com with your mailing address to claim your prize! 

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Your next stop on the blog hop is the Karen Burniston blog

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back here to the Darkroom Door blog for a complete list to all the blogs in the hop!

Hope you enjoy the creative inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us!

Arty Circles Stencilled Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 20, 2018
Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share 2 cards featuring the new Arty Circles stencil. On the first card I used the stencil to create a playful background. On the second card I combined the Arty Circles stencil with the matching Arty Circles Collage Stamp. 



Instructions


1. Put the Arty Circles Stencil on top of a card panel. Hold in place using tape. Apply Distress Oxide Inks through the stencil using a blending tool. Pick a different colour for each circle. Mask off the surrounding circles using post it notes.

2. Outline the circles with a white pen. 

3. Stamp the bird on a scrap of cardstock using Archival Ink Jet Black. Cut out and adhere to the card.

4. Stamp a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps in the right upper corner. 

5. Attach the card panel to a double card. Decorate with a small strip of orange washi tape.


Instructions

1. Ink up the Arty Circles Collage Stamp with Versamark ink and stamp on a cream-colored card panel. Heat emboss the print using WOW embossing powder Opaque Bright White. 

2. Put the Arty Circles Stencil on top of the stamped print and sponge through the stencil with Distress Oxide inks as described above. Leave the stencil in place and carefully remove the ink that landed on the embossed areas.

3. Die cut each word from the sentiment 5 x out of cream-colored cardstock. Glue the layers on top of each other. 

4. Attach the card panel to a double card and glue the 3D sentiment in place.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Small Stencil - Arty Circles
Darkroom Door Arty Circles Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp Robin
Distress Oxide Inks: Carved Pumpkin, Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio, Tattered Rose, Squeezed Lemonade, Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Evergreen Bough
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Versamark Ink
WOW embossing powder: Opaque Bright White
Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits: Celebrate

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Arty Triangles Small Stencil Card Set

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a sweet card set featuring the fabulous new Arty Triangles Small Stencil. My cards today demonstrate how perfectly the stencil works with the Arty Triangles Collage Stamp and how easy they are to use together.



Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 14cm x 21cm. Fold in half to create the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 13.5cm. On a heat resistant craft sheet, press down some Distress Inks in various colours. Here I have used Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey. Spritz the inks with water and then place your cardstock on top. Remove from the craft sheet swiping it a little as you remove the piece. Dry with a heat gun and reapply to the craft sheet until you are happy with the depth of colour and layers. Dry with a heat gun.

3. Apply the Arty Triangles Collage Stamp to this piece using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Dry the ink with the heat gun. Place the Arty Triangles Small Stencil over the top making sure to line up perfectly. Secure in place with a little washi tape. Use an ink blending tool to apply Picked Raspberry ink over the top. Reapply until you are happy with the depth of colour. Remove the stencil. Stick this piece on the card base.

4. Use a 2” circle punch to punch a circle from smooth white cardstock. Apply the sheet music stamp from the Melody Rubber Stamp Set over the top using the Jet Black Ink. Dry with a heat gun. Ink the circle using the same inks as the card front in Step 2. Stick down on a bought paper doily or cut one yourself using a punch or die. Stick down on the card front.

5. Stamp a heart from the Hearts Rubber Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black Ink. Fussy cut and add to the punched circle using 3D foam.

6. Stamp a cute bird from the Carved Birds Rubber Stamp Set using the Wild Honey ink. Fussy cut and add tail feathers using embroidery thread. Stamp the Arty Triangles Collage Stamp on smooth white cardstock again. Ink the triangles with the Picked Raspberry again using the stencil. Fussy cut a triangle to add to the carved bird as a wing. Stick the bird on the card front using 3D foam.

7. Stamp a balloon from the Party Time Rubber Stamp Set onto the extra cardstock using the Picked Raspberry and Jet Black inks. Also stamp the music note from the Melody set. Fussy cut both and add to the card. Stamp the sentiment from the Party Time stamp set using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam.


Here’s another two cards I have created in the same style:




Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Arty Triangles Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Arty Triangles Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Party Time Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Birds Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Melody Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey

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

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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

Butterfly Note Gift Tags

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a sweet set of gift tags featuring the stunning Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp. These are really quick and easy gift tags so you can make up a whole bunch and have them ready to go for that special gift.
 


Instructions:
1. Take the largest tag stamp from the Tags Rubber Stamp Set and stamp onto some smooth white cardstock. Stamp several in the same colour or use a variety of pretty Archival Ink colours. Here I have used Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Chrome Yellow, Magenta Hue and Viridian Archival Inks. NOTE: When using a variety of colours, start with the lightest colour first and clean the stamp between each colour to avoid corrupting the colour.

2. Cut out the tags and ink the edges with the same coloured ink. Cut out the hole at the top of each tag. Using the same coloured ink, apply the French Script Background Stamp over the top of the tag. Also add a Paint Splat using the same ink. Add a length of jute or ribbon at the top.

3. Stamp the Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp using the same ink/s. Fussy cut the butterfly and add to the tag using glue just under the body of the butterfly. 

4. Using the same ink again, stamp the ‘To’ and ‘From’ from the Tags Rubber Stamp Set as well as some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set. Cut out each and add to the tag.





Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Tags Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Cactus Flower, Chrome Yellow, Magenta Hue, Viridian

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Stamping with Grid & Circles Texture Stamps

Darkroom Door - Saturday, July 07, 2018
Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some projects featuring the brand new Grid and Circles Texture Stamps. I love working with the Darkroom Door Texture Stamps. These are the perfect stamps to add layers and interest to an art journal page or card. I’m very happy to see the collection of Darkroom Door Texture Stamps steadily growing!



Instructions

1. Apply shades of grey and white paint to a card panel using a plastic card. 

2. Stamp randomly with the Circles Texture Stamp using pink paint.

3. Stamp randomly with the Grid Texture Stamp using black ink. My favourite way to use a Texture Stamp is holding the stamp in my hands, bending it and printing small parts of the stamp at one time.

4. Stamp the daisy straight to the card with black ink. Use the MISTI or a similar stamping platform in order to make a crisp print on the painted background.


5. Stamp dots and circles with small stamps from the Grunge Marks set using pink, cheddar and white paint.

6. Stamp black stripes by using a stamp from the Grunge Marks set and black ink. Use the same ink to stamp the sentiment.

7. Finish the card off by adding small dots using a paint marker.


Instructions

1. Die cut a tag out of Ranger Watercolor Paper using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Tag & Bookplates die. 

2. Apply small amounts of diluted grey, pink and cheddar paint randomly, spray water on top with a mini mister and let the paint drip. Make sure to leave some white space.

3. Stamp a flower from the Carved Flowers set straight on the tag using black ink. Use the MISTI or a similar stamping platform in order to make a crisp print on the textured paper.

4. Stamp randomly with the Circles Texture Stamp using Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick.


4. Attach blank paper tape to an acrylic block or other non sticky surface and overstamp with the Grid Texture Stamp using cheddar paint. Adhere torn strips of that tape to the tag after drying.


5. Stamp the sentiment using black ink. Add a piece of ribbon as a tag topper.


Instructions 

1. Cut a panel out of Ranger Watercolor Paper. Distress the edges with a paper distresser. Stamp the Grid Texture Stamp on top using Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin.

2. Stamp a flower from the Whimsical Words set on top of the print using black ink. Stamp the word ‘hello’ at the bottom of the card using the same ink.


3. Stamp the flower again on a scrap of watercolour paper using the MISTI. Leave both card and stamp in place while painting the petals and leaves. Overstamp the print after drying. With the help of the MISTI you can easily paint with an opaque paint without loosing any detail of the stamp. On the right you see an overstamped print.

4. Stamp and paint the heart the same way

5. Assemble the card as shown, use a foam dot to attach the flower. 

6. Make a tab by folding a piece of painted ribbon.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Circles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Daisies Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamps
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Oxides: Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Titanium White, Persian Rose
Golden Neutral Gray N6, N7,N8
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Cheddar
Panduro Acrylic Marker: Azo Pink
Ranger: Watercolor Paper
Dina Wakley: blank paper tape

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Thank You Sentiments Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, July 05, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here to share with you a couple of greeting cards created using the Thank You Sentiments Stamp. This stamp is such a brilliant design. I love the fact that you can use it as a background stamp too. So versatile!!!



Instructions:
1. Stamp the Sentiment Stamp two times, side by side on white cardstock. Trim out the section you would like to be your background for the card. Adhere it to coloured cardstock and adhere to the card base.

2. Stamp out the little bird from the Garden Birds Stamp Set, shade it with colour and trim it out. Adhere it to the card front.

3. Stamp the sentiment out on white cardstock. Trim out and mat it on the same colour of cardstock chosen for the mat. Speckle with black ink.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Saffron, Potting Soil and Cornflower Blue.

The next card is a fun creation!! Using the same principal just in a different way.


Instructions
1. Stamp the Thank You Sentiments Stamp on white cardstock. Trim out six words and shade with ink.

2. Stamp the Mini mason Jar on white cardstock and trim out. Shade the inside with ink. Stamp the small heart close to the bottom of the mason jar. Add the Thank You sentiments inside the jar. Mat on black cardstock then mat on blue cardstock and adhere to the card base. 

3. Add the Thank You under the jar. Add the word "jar!" with stickers. Speckle with white ink or paint.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Cornflower Blue, Red Geranium and Jet Black
Stickers
White paint 

This next card is a small, quick card that is perfect for tucking into a gift bag. The card base is about a 4" x 4".


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Thank You Sentiments Stamp two times, side by side. Trim out a 3" x 3" section. Mat it on coloured cardstock, with foam squares for added dimension. Mount that piece on to a coordinating piece of cardstock and that will be adhered to the card base.  

2. Stamp the small Succulent out on white cardstock. Using two different colour inks, randomly ink up the stamp. Trim out and adhere to the card front. Speckle with black ink.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiment Stamp
Darkroom Door Succulents Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Fern Green and Plum.
Button

Thanks for stopping by!

Connie Mercer

Paint Splat Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 02, 2018
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share an art journal page featuring the awesome NEW Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp. This is just the coolest stamp for adding those arty touches to your art journal, cards, layouts and more. Here I have used the stamp on the title page for my art journal.



Instructions:
1. Use a palette knife to spread a thin coat of white gesso over the art journal page. Allow to dry.

2. Use the palette knife again to add some acrylic ink in contrasting colours. Allow to dry in between each colour.


3. Apply some stamps from the Paint Splats and the Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Sets using co-ordinating Archival Ink colours. Add some sweet stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set too. Allow to dry completely (I left overnight).

4. Apply the Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp to the page using embossing ink. Heat set with super fine white detail embossing powder. Repeat until you have three fabulous paint splats on the page.


5. Using Jet Black Archival Ink, stamp some things that make you happy on extra white cardstock as well as the quote. I used butterflies from the Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set as well as Paint Brushes, Paint Tubes and Pen Nibs Eclectic Stamps. Stamp some more stars as well. Add double-sided tape to the back of all images before fussy cutting each one. Stick onto the page.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paint Splat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Tubes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Brushes Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Pen Nibs Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Paradise Teal
Hero Arts Neon Ink: Neon Pink, Neon Purple
White gesso
Acrylic paint

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda