Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 06, 2015
Hello! Today we are sharing 4 fabulous cards using the Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp! The first two cards were created by Teresa Abajo: 

Stamp the Ornate Frame in grey ink, then cut out the centre. Adhere an image from the Sweet Treats Vol 1 Filmstrip and a word from the Sweet Treats Wordstrip. Apply Liquid Pearls to cupcake. 

Stamp the Ornate Frame in grey ink, then cut out the centre. Mask off the frame shape and stamp over the top with Scratches Background. Adhere this piece over a Prague Photochip image, then onto a piece of grey card that has been stamped with Brick Wall Background. Add a word from the Prague Wordstrip. 

Belinda shows how the Ornate Mirror looks when used with white and gold embossing powder:

Apply the Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp onto smooth white cardstock using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with white embossing powder. Use a blending tool to apply Tattered Rose and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks over the top. Flick with water and then dry with the heat gun. Fussy cut around the edge of the frame and cut out the centre. Crop a Love Letters Photochip to fit and adhere the frame over the top. Ink the edges of the frame with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp onto white cardstock using Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink. Dry with the heat gun. Ink the background with the Pumice Stone ink. Spray over some pink mist and flick with water. Dry again with the heat gun. Spray over a little gold mist. Add 3D foam to the back of the frame piece and add to the woodgrain background. Glue on a sprinkling of antique gold sequins.
5. Stamp a sentiment from the Hearts Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock using the Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with Princess Gold Ranger Embossing Powder. Fussy cut the word and glue onto the front of the frame. 

Create this card like the one before, this time using the Flower Garden Background Stamp for the background and using Princess Gold Embossing Powder for the Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Flower Garden Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Brick Wall Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Love Letters Photochips
Darkroom Door Prague Photochips
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Vol 1 Filmstrip
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Wordstrip
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 2 Wordstrip
Ranger Archival Ink Watering Can
Ranger Embossing Powder White Super Fine Detail
Ranger Embossing Powder Princess Gold
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose
Distress Embossing Ink
Liquid Pearls: Silver Pearl 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Herringbone Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, July 02, 2015
Hello! We are sharing projects created with the new Herringbone Background Stamp here on the blog today! These cards will come together quickly which means that you can easily make a bunch for different occasions or to bundle as a gift for someone special.
First card today by Rachel Greig shows how to use it with Hero Arts paint daubers:

Ink the stamp completely using Yellow Hero Arts paint dauber. Lightly dab onto the stamp in random areas with an orange paint dauber, then with a red paint dauber. Stamp onto white cardstock. The paints will mix together a bit and give a watercolour painterly effect. Die cut white cardstock using Sizzix Sassy Labels & Stitched Frames label die and stamp with a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set using Vermillion Archival Ink pad. Wrap red ribbon around stamped Herringbone panel and adhere to folded red card. Add stamped label onto card with foam adhesive. 

Robyn Wood has created some great cards using the Herringbone Background Stamp:

For this card, stamp Herringbone Background onto white cardstock using Rose Madder Archival Ink. Layer with purple cardstock and attach to card front. Select a section of three horizontal images from the Art De Fleur Vol 2 Filmstrip and trim to fit across the card front. Trim a greeting from the Sweet Treats Wordstrip and ink around the edges using a marker or ink pad. Affix to card front using foam tape.

Stamp Herringbone Background onto white cardstock using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Trim to suit card front and sponge around the edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Place a strip of cardstock, then ribbon along the lower edge of the stamped image. Affix to pale green card front. Trim out an image from the Sweet Treats Montage sheet and distress the edges. I used a sanding block for a different effect. Add to card front so that the image sits at an angle and use foam tape for height. Trim a greeting from the Sweet Treats Wordstrip and add to card front.

This next card uses an embossing resist technique: 

Stamp Herringbone background onto white cardstock using Versamark ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Sponge with Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks using an ink blending tool. The embossing will resist the ink and give a variegated effect to the background. Wipe background with a tissue to remove any ink left on the embossed areas. Trim background panel to fit a white card front and layer with green cardstock. Stamp greeting from Bright Blossoms stamp set with Graphite Black Brilliance ink and emboss with clear powder. Trim wording closely and cut a V in the end for a flag type effect. Sponge the edges of the greeting with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink and adhere to card front. Add a paper flower and accent with a button.

For our last card, Robyn has stamped the Herringbone Background onto a marbled backgrounds, it adds instant interest to the image.

Create a background by adding a small amount of Squeezed Lemonade, Barn Door and Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint onto a non-stick craft mat. Spritz with water to make the paint runny and drag some cardstock through the paint to create a marbled background. Allow to dry well. 

Stamp Darkroom Door Herringbone Background stamp using Archival black ink. Trim to approx. 9 x 12 cm. Create a bit of interest by cutting the bottom edge of the pattern to give a zig-zag effect. Layer onto a 13 cm square of orange card and tie with red grosgrain ribbon. Mount the piece onto a 14 cm square yellow card front. Stamp the word ‘hello’ with the Darkroom Door Scratched Alphabet stamp set using Jet Black Archival ink and trim out closely. Affix to card front so that the word just overlaps the red ribbon.

Try this: The background technique gives a wonderful, random effect. Create a bunch of backgrounds at the same time to save mess and it will mean you have a nice stack on hand for future projects. Try spritzing the paint with glittery spray ink of similar tones for a different effect.

Supplies Used: Darkroom Door Herringbone Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Scratched Alphabet Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Art De Fleur Vol 2 Filmstrip
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Montage
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Wordstrip
Distress Paint - Squeezed Lemonade, Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon
Archival Ink: Rose Madder, Jet Black, Vermillion
Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Non-stick Craft Mat
Hero Arts Paint Daubers
Sizzix Sassy Labels & Stitched Frames Dies #658793
Versamark clear ink
Clear embossing powder
Tsukineko Brilliance Ink: Graphite Black

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sydney Filmstrip Card

Darkroom Door - Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hello, it’s Robyn joining you today to share a simple but effective card using the Darkroom Door Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp with Sydney Filmstrips. 
The Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp is the perfect size for adding little bits of grungy texture to a background. The gorgeous black and white pictures from the Sydney Filmstrip suit this texture perfectly.

1. Start the card by tearing around a piece of pale brown cardstock to suit a darker brown card front.  Ink the torn edges with brown Distress Ink and add some sponging to parts of the card stock.

2. Randomly stamp across the piece with Weathered Stripes Texture stamp using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.

3. Tie a length of ribbon across the bottom of the cardstock and adhere to card front.
4. Affix a length of Sydney Filmstrip at an angle.  Trim flush with the sides of the card front.
5. Add a word from the Seaside Wordstrips and a couple of buttons to finish.
Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door  Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Sydney Vol 2 Filmstrips
Darkroom Door Seaside Wordstrips
Ranger Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Chipped Sapphire
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ribbon & buttons
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this card – any of the beautiful Darkroom Door Filmstrips with landscape oriented images would work perfectly with this design. 
Until next time,

Scratches Wilderness Card

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hi! Belinda here today to share a card I created using the brand new Scratches Texture Stamp.

For this project, I wanted to create a textured and layered look to co-ordinate with the scratchy look of the Texture Stamp. The Wilderness Filmstrips image was perfect for this as the scratchy looking branches of the trees in the image matched the texture stamp. I simply stamped the Scratches Texture Stamp with Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink onto smooth white cardstock, tore around the edges and then inked over the top with Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I added a few Glimmermist splatters too. I layered this piece on top of a torn piece of corrugated cardstock as well as an embossed piece of white cardstock before adhering to the card front. I stamped an image from the Bold Blossoms Stamp Set onto acetate with Jet Black Ranger Archival and then cut out. I sanded, distressed and inked a Wilderness Filmstrips image and then created a cluster on the card with the acetate image and some Tim Holtz Filmstrip Ribbon. Finally I added my sentiments from the Wilderness Wordstrips.

Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Scratches Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Bold Blossoms Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wilderness Vol 1 Filmstrips
Darkroom Door Wilderness Wordstrips
RANGER Archival Ink Jet Black
TIM HOLTZ Distress Ink Antique Linen
TIM HOLTZ Idea-ology Filmstrip Ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and checking out my card today. I hope I have inspired you to create a layered and distressed look using your stamps too.


Textured Blossoms Tags

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Hello, it's Godelieve here. I had a chance to play with some of the new Texture Stamps using modelling paste. Here are the tags I made.



First I applied a layer of modelling paste onto the tags. I pressed the Texture Stamps into the paste. Cleaned the stamps immediately. After the paste had dried, I coloured the textured surface with Distress Paint, sprayed water to blend the colors.




I embellished the tags with Filmstrips and Wordstrips from the Bright Blossoms Collection, ribbon, tulle and a punched heart.


Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Stamps: Dots Texture Stamp, French Script Texture Stamp, Harlequin Texture Stamps
Darkroom Door Paper Products: Bright Blossoms Wordstrips, Bright Blossoms Filmstrips
Distress Paint: Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Broken China
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Modelling paste


Thanks for visiting!


Playing Quote Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Sunday, February 09, 2014
Hi everyone! It's Godelieve here today! Here are some cards I made with Darkroom Door's Playing Quote stamp. I love the quote and the handwriting font.

A colorful background on this card.

First I stamped the Pansies Photo Stamp with gesso. Left it to dry and colored the paper with Distress Stains. The gesso resists the stains. On the edges I used my Tonic Paper Distresser. I also pierced the edges.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door stamps: Playing Quote Stamp, Pansies Photo Stamp
Distress Stains
Archival ink - Jet Black
Tim Holtz Designer Ruler
Tonic Paper Distresser

Another tag, stamped with Darkroom Door's Playing Quote stamp.
I stamped with Archival Ink - Coffee and sponged with Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap and a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.

I added a Photobooth image from Darkroom Door, and stamped a little photo corner (from Darkroom Door's Noel Rubber Stamp Set) to fill the empty space.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door stamps: Playing Quote Stamp, Noel Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Photobooth: Friends & Lovers
Inkpads: Ranger Archival - Coffee, Ranger Distress Stains, Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap
TCW stencil: Quatrefoil
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Tonic Paper Distresser
Inkssentials kraft tag


On this card I combined the quote with Robot Vol 2 Filmstrips.
The quote was stamped with Archival ink on an acrylic background from my stash.
Supplies used:
Acrylic Paint
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Hope you enjoy these ideas!


Friends Come In All Shapes And Sizes

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Hi all! Belinda here today to share a couple of cards I created using the Friends Quote Stamp.
For my first card, I wanted to create a vintage style card using lots of images from the Friends and Lovers Photobooth sheet.
Products used:
I cut each Photobooth image to 3.5cm x 3.5cm to make sure I could fit them all on my card front. I then sanded around all of the edges and rubbed in Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink to give them a really aged look.
For the quote stamp, I first stamped a sewing pattern image from the Dressmaker Stamp Set all over a piece of white cardstock cut to size. I then stamped the quote over the top using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. I restamped the quote on another piece of white cardstock and cut out the individual letters for 'friends', 'need' and 'style' to layer over the top using 3D foam.
My second card couldn't be more different from the first. It just goes to show the versatility of the stamps!
This time I created a cheeky side step card using the Robot Collection and lots of bright colours.
I sprayed some Dylusion Ink Sprays onto smooth white cardstock to create the background for the quote. Once it was completely dry, I embossed the quote stamp over the top with black embossing powder.
I drew some speech bubbles and added cute quotes from the Robot Collection Wordstrip to make the robots come to life.
Products used:
Thanks for checking out my cards today.

Ferns Photo Stamp Tags

Darkroom Door - Thursday, November 07, 2013
Hi stampers! Sephi here with a project featuring the beautiful Ferns Photo Stamp. As you can see from the photo below, I've made a trio of tags to demonstrate the ways you can use this stamp to create three unique backgrounds. The first tag is embossed, the second faux watercolour, and the third is a soft chalkboard effect.


1. Stamp the Ferns on white card using Versa Mark ink. Sprinkle with embossing powder and melt with a heat gun. Trim around the image and round the corners.
2. Cut a circle from a Wilderness photochip and affix to the tag. Cut a wordstrip into three pieces and affix also.
3. Punch a hole through the tag and tie with ribbon. Finish with a large dragonfly charm.



1. Stamp the Ferns on yellow card using several shades of Distress ink. Spritz with water and set aside to dry. Trim around the image and round the corners.
2. Affix a Wilderness filmstrip and wordstrip to the tag.
3. Punch a hole through the tag and tie with ribbon. Finish with a gold butterfly charm.



1. Smear white ink over burgundy card. Stamp the Ferns using pale pink ink. Trim around the image and round the corners.
2. Cut Wilderness images from the montage sheet and affix to the tag, along with a Wilderness wordstrip.
3. Punch a hole through the tag and tie with ribbon. Finish with several small leaf charms.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Ferns Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Wilderness Filmstrips & Photochips
Ink - Versa Mark, Brilliance Moonlight White, VersaMagic Pixie Dust,
Distress spiced marmalade, Distress peeled paint, Distress fired brick
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - charms, ribbon
Other - verdigris embossing powder, heat tool, hole punch

I hope you enjoy playing with the Ferns as much as I have :-)

Seaside Scrapbook Pages

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Hi guys, it's Connie here! We went to the beach recently and that gave me a chance to scrapbook with the Seaside Collection by Darkroom Door. I used the Photochips, Montage and Word strips on the layouts~

Here is the first one~

I cut the Photochips into an award shape using a die, also the journal card is from the Everyday Stamp set.  Love making the banner using the Montage sheet.
Here is the second one~

You can find the Seaside Collection HERE

Thanks for stopping by today!

Robot 3D Card!

Darkroom Door - Sunday, July 07, 2013
Hi everyone! It's Belinda Spencer here wishing you a happy sunday and...
HAPPY 7th BIRTHDAY to my beautiful boy William!!!
7 on the 7th of the 7th!!
Of course I had to make him a special card for such a special occasion. :-)

The Darkroom Door Robot Collection is just perfect for boys cards so I created a side step card using this very cool collection.
Did you count the robots?
Yep there are seven of them. :-)
To start, I wanted to create the impression of a starry sky.
(You can see a strip down the centre where the stamping didn't meet but that is okay because I knew I would be chopping it up.)
To create this effect I simply applied the Splatter Background Stamp onto specialty stamping paper with embossing ink. I then heat set some holographic embossing powder.
Next I rubbed Faded Jeans Distress Ink into it and sprinkled with some Glimmermist. I kept applying ink and Glimmermist until I had the depth of colour I wanted. I even left some swirl marks from the blending tool to add to the effect. I smudged the stamping a little too but that was okay because it made it look like the stars were moving. Even accidents have their uses. LOL
Here you can see the background cut up and added to the side step card base I created.
Next it was a matter of adding all of the elements.
The chipboard stars are by The Dusty Attic. I have painted them with white gesso and then added Viva D├ęcor Glitter Paste over the top.
I used a craft knife to cut away the background from the Robots Filmstrip leaving just the frame with the robots.
Thankyou for checking out my Robot Collection card today!
I hope my son likes it!
Belinda :-) xo
Darkroom Door products used: