Distress Oxide Resist Christmas Cards

Darkroom Door - Saturday, November 04, 2017

Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today with a Christmas card video tutorial showing a Distress Oxide resist technique using the Dear Santa Quote Stamp

Here's a look at the cards created in the video: 

Click here to watch the video tutorial: 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Dear Santa Quote Stamp

Darkroom Door Dear Santa Vol 2 Stamp Set

Distress Oxide Inks
Clear Embossing Powder
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Darkroom Door Spritzer Bottle 125ml
Non-stick Craft Sheet
Tim Holtz Tonic Stamping Platform 
Paper Distresser 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Christmas Post Collage Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, October 30, 2015

Hi stampers! With only around 6 weeks until Christmas, it's time to start thinking about Christmas cards! Today we are sharing some great ideas using the Christmas Post Collage Stamp

Belinda Spencer has created two cards with a layered and distressed look.

1. Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp to a piece of smooth white cardstock, cut to size, using Potting Soil Ranger Archival Ink. Rub in some Gathered Twigs Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the edges using an ink blending tool. Distress the edges and ink with the Gathered Twigs ink. Stick down on a kraft cardstock base.
2. Cut another piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than the first. Apply the Shadow 6 Up Frame Stamp using Red Geranium Ranger Archival Ink in the centre of this piece. Distress the edges and ink with Festive Berries Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
3. Apply the Christmas Post Collage Stamp three times onto some scrap white cardstock. Stamp it twice with the Potting Soil ink and once with the Red Geranium ink. Cut out all six squares from one of the brown stamped sets. Distress the edges of each square and ink with the Gathered Twigs ink. Stick down on the red Shadow 6 Up frame.
4. Fussy cut some images from the red stamped squares and glue over the top of the brown images on the card front. Cut out the 25 Dec circle from the second lot of brown images stamped and stick down on the card front.
5. Add a coil of red and white twine around the circular image on the card and staple in place. Now the card front can be stuck down on the Woodgrain piece.
6. Stamp the Brushed Stars Background Stamp onto a scrap of white cardstock using the Red Geranium ink. Cut out three of the stars and add to the card using 3D foam.
7. Stamp the 'Merry' from the Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock using the Red Geranium ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam.

Here's another example Belinda created using just two of the squares from the Christmas Post Collage Stamp.

Suzz Czosek has created a soft sweet card with glitter:

1. Stamp image using Ranger Archival Watering Can on white cardstock.
2. Color image using watercolor pencils and waterbrush.
3. Distress edges of stamped image with distressing tool.
4. Stamp snowflakes on white cardbase using Watering Can ink.
5. Accent main panel with buttons, pearls, sequins, twine and glitter.
6. Assemble card.

Godelieve Tijskens has created a tag using the Christmas Post Collage Stamp: 

1. Cut a tag out of kraft cardstock.  Mine is handcut, size is 18 x 9 cm
2. Stamp the image with Archival Ink Potting Soil
3. Use colored pencils to color the image
4. Add texture by using a stencil and Distress Ink Frayed Burlap.
5. Ink the edges with the same Distress Ink
6. On the bottom of the tag I used my good old paper crimper
7. The tag was finished off with stickles on the ornaments, a punched circle as a tag topper, twine and a narrow strip of green cardstock 

Rachel Greig has used the stamp with Distress Markers:

1. Stamp Christmas Post Collage Stamp onto gloss cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink pad. Allow to dry. 
2. Colour the stamped image with Distress Markers. I have coloured directly onto the cardstock, but if you want a softer touch, use a waterbrush to blend the colours. 
3. Mount stamped image onto red and green cardstock. 
4. Stamp the pine leaf from Dear Santa Vol 2 Rubber Stamp set around the edges of a folded kraft card using Archival Olive ink pad. 
5. Mount the stamped image to the front of the card using 3D foam adhesive. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Christmas Post Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Shadow 6 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Stars Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Dear Santa Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Postcard Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Snowflakes Eclectic Stamp
Archival Ink: Potting Soil, Red Geranium, Watering Can
Distress Ink: Festive Berries, Gathered Twigs, Frayed Burlap
Distress Markers
Aquash Brush
Ranger Stickles
Paper Distresser
Kraft Cardstock
Gloss Gardstock
Tim Holtz Stencil: Dot Fade
Coloured Pencils
Circle Punch

We hope this kick starts your Christmas inspiration! Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

5 ideas using Stitched Christmas Stamps

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Hi everyone, Connie here with a card using Stitched Christmas rubber stamp set! The name alone had me hooked!!!
Love the trees and love the sentiments!!! 
 This is a 6" x 5" card.  I used Wendy Vecchi's new ink, called Fern green by Ranger.
I stamped out both tree images and put them in a little envelope and began to build my card around that.


This a "junkin' find and I used the Stitched Christmas set for the sentiment.
Next I created a Christmas card using the Windmill Photo Stamp with the Stitched Christmas sentiments. I put a Texas Christmas swing on it - hope you like!
 I got back into my scraps of paper to make this card.  It makes me feel like I got something for free. I stamped the windmill out on white cardstock and then inked it up with Tim Holtz's inks by Ranger. I used the brown, green and blue shades.
The tag is stuck in a small envelope and I began to build around that. I also used the Dear Santa Montage. The sentiment is from the Stitched Christmas set. Now this one is a delicate and pretty project. Adding a sentiment to your Christmas crafting! I used the sentiments from Stitched Christmas. It was perfect!


Yes those are bird nests that I have collected. The top one is from our yard and the second one from my son's place in Indiana.  They raise chickens and this one has feathers in it.  
Last but not least, here are a couple more Vintage Inspired Christmas Ornaments:
 I used the Dear Santa Montage sheet and Stitched Christmas for the sentiments. The die is by Sizzix called Picture Wheel. The Santa images, on the Dear Santa Montage, sheet are perfect for this. You will need to trim down a little and then tape or glue them to the back of the picture wheel cut out.
After you have the images in, I backed it with a circle of burlap.  I stamped out the sentiment and added embellishments, to complete the ornaments. These are really fun to make!
I hope you have enjoyed all of these projects! Thanks for stopping by!