New Release Rubber Stamp Sets, Line Art Stamps, Frame Stamps and Stencils

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, November 08, 2017

We'd like to introduce 12 NEW Stamps & 4 New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist! 



We have created 4 new Frame Stamps with matching stencils! These Frame Stamps can be used with the stencils to create beautiful sponged or coloured boxes for stamping into! Combine them with our rubber stamp sets and the options are endless!




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Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Hello there! Today we are sharing lots of fabulous project ideas using the Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set! This stamp set has 11 stitch designs that you can use as borders or to add some faux stitching to your projects! The length of each stitched border stamp is over 6" (150cm) in length, long enough to cover a usual card front in one go. These stamps would also work well in art journals! 

Teresa Abajo has created three projects to show the different stitches:


Instructions:
Stamp the XXX and Hearts stitched borders onto white cardstock with Archival Red Geranium ink pad. Mount onto black and red cardstock, then adhere to folded white card. Stamp the large open heart from the Hearts Stamp set onto white card and trim around the outside and the inside of the heart. Adhere over stamped stitches. Stamp 'Love' from the Hearts Stamp set onto white card using Archival Red Geranium ink pad and trim around the letters. Adhere over heart to complete. 


Instructions:
Stamp the block zig zag stitched border onto white cardstock using Archival Magenta Hue, Venetian Orange and Monarch Orange Ink pads. Stamp the straight stitch stamp in between using Archival Monarch Orange ink pad. Mount onto orange tag. Stamp sentiment from Happy Birthday Stamp set and adhere to tag. Adhere flowers and leaves. Thread ribbons and twine through top of tag to complete. 


Instructions:
Stamp Roses Photo Stamp onto white cardstock using Archival Watering Can ink pad. Adhere to pink cardstock. Wrap lace and silver mesh around the stamped image. Stamp the flower Stitched Border onto white cardstock using Watering Can ink. Trim and adhere to lace. Add small silver gems to the centre of the stitched flowers to add some bling! Add word from Bright Blossoms Word strip and adhere entire panel to folded white card.  

Connie Mercer has created some beautiful cards using the Stitched Borders Stamps:


Instructions:
Stamp Sewing Spools Background stamp on white cardstock using several different colors of ink. Trim out and stamp around the edges with the straight stitch from Stitched Borders set in black ink. Stamp out the Stitched Threads Frame in black ink and trim out. Make a mask of the frame and place it over the stamped frame. Add the different Stitched Borders using different color inks. Adhere to front of card. Add buttons and sentiment. Mount on matching pattern paper.


Instructions:
Stamp French Script Texture stamp on the pattern paper in two places. Use the straight Stitched Border stamp around the front of the card. Stamp out sentiment using 'love' from Simple Sayings Stamp set and 'you' from Thank You Stamp Set and adhere to front of card. The heart embellishment is by Tim Holtz/Sizzix. Stamp half scallops from the Stitched Borders set at the bottom of the card. Stamp out x's and use them as embellishments on the card. Stamp one heart in bottom corner. 

Susie Campbell has created a soft and pretty tag using a combination of real laces with the Stitched Borders Stamps:


Instructions:
Using one of my favourite colour palettes as the starting point, I gathered together a selection of ink pads, trims, lace, leather, beads, a button and thread that all tied in well with together. I used a piece of 'Mixed Media Cardstock' by Ranger as the base and stamped a selection of trims from the 'Stitched Borders' stamp set, leaving spaces to add ribbon, lace and threads later. There is a separate panel affixed to the top section of the card which features a punched border along it's edge. The card was then embellished with the trims, leather hearts, lace, pearl stickers, thread, a dated label and button. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Thank You Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Sewing Spools Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Roses Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Friends Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Wordstrip
Ranger Archival Ink
Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock
Aquash brush
Sizzix Hearts Die
Paper: Fancy Pants
Ribbons and Lace

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Enjoy Life Bicycle Tags Card

Darkroom Door - Sunday, July 26, 2015
Hi there! Suzz here today with a card using the new Shipping Tags Frame Stamp


Instructions: 
Stamp the shipping tags three times using black ink.  Cut the three layers of the tags out. Ink up the bicycle image from the Enjoy Life set and leave face up. Place top tag onto image to center bicycle in the tag.  Use scrap paper layer over stamp with tag on top and cover then rub on image from inked up stamp.  This allows you to keep your hands ink free and get a crisp image and position it! 
 
Stamp on the second and third tag bits of the stone from the same image along the edge that will be peeking out.  Distress edges of each tag and then tape them together into position. Punch hole and attach twine and charm.
 
Stamp two background panels using the Stone Background in black ink. Wait for the ink to dry and add a white coat of paint. Water the paint down to create a whitewash effect which softens the background.
 
Stamp Enjoy from Enjoy life. Cut out sentiment. Distress edges. Pop dot tags and place sentiment behind them and attach to panel. Layer with black cardstock and place on stone background on black card base.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Shipping Tags Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Stone Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Enjoy Life Rubber Stamp Set
Twine
Charm
White paint

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Brushed Daisies Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Hi stampers! Today we have a fantastic assortment of projects to share using the Brushed Daisies Rubber Stamp Set

First a shadow stamped card by Rachel Greig:


Instructions:
Ink up the daisy stamp using Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade and Mowed Lawn Distress Markers. Stamp onto cream cardstock twice without reinking to get a lighter shadow effect. Stamp 'Dream' with Jet Black Archival Ink. Sponge Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges and adhere to green cardstock. Mount onto red cardstock and wrap twine around the bottom. Adhere to folded green card. 

Anneke De Clerck has created some beautiful projects to share with us. First an art journal page: 


Instructions:
1. Spray Distress Spray Stains 'Twisted Citron' and 'Mermaid Lagoon' to the top of the pages, spray water on top and let the ink drip.
2. Dry with a heat gun. Apply light blue and lime acrylic paint through stencils (Tim Holtz Layering Stencils 'Tiles' and 'Splotches'). Create letters with Distress Ink 'Mermaid Lagoon' and 'Twisted Citron' and the Donna Downey Signature Stencil 'Alphabet Rerun'.
3. Overstamp the spread randomly with parts of the 'Mesh Background Stamp' and Distress Ink 'Mermaid Lagoon'; parts of the 'Polka Dots Background Stamp' and white + turquoise paint; parts of the 'Flourish Background Stamp and white paint; parts of the 'Dots Texture Stamp' and white paint.
4. Stamp the daisies with Archival Ink Jet Black. Add highlights with a white gel pen and draw stems with a black pen. Punch tiny dots and hearts out of paper scraps. Stamp part of the 'Stitched Threads Frame Stamp' to the bottom of the fuchsia heart. Attach letter stickers, hearts and fuchsia dots as shown.
 

Instructions:
1. For this project I worked on a 5 x 5" card (12.5 x 12.5 cm) that I glued into a wooden shadow box after decorating. I upcycled a small wooden tray/coaster from the home deco store into a shadow box, just by putting it upright :)
2. Apply gesso to the paper with a plastic card. Add small amounts of light blue, lime and turquoise acrylic paint (Dina Wakley Media Paint) the same way. Stamp the daisies with
pink and orange paint. Stamp small dots randomly with white and turquoise paint. 
3. Punch circles out of vintage book paper and attach to the card with gel medium. Color the
circles with gesso and paint using your fingers. Create shadow with a charcoal pencil. Stamp black and white circles with paint using lids. Draw black details with a fineliner. Stamp words with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'.
4. Add black paint to the edges of the card.
 

Instructions:
lnk up the flower stamp with Distress Markers 'Twisted Citron', 'Spun Sugar', 'Victorian Velvet' and 'Ripe Persimmon'. Spray a small amount of water on top with a mini mister before stamping. Stamp dots in 'Ripe Persimmon' using the same watercolor technique. Apply gesso to vintage book paper and Distress Ink 'Mowed Lawn' to a scrap of paper. Punch circles out of these papers and attach to the card. Stamp sentiment with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'. Add details with a black and white fineliner. Create white dots with paint using a needle tip applicator.

Connie Mercer has created two stunning cards:


Instructions:
Stamp Postage Stamp Frame Stamp on white cardstock using Jet Black or Cobalt Archival ink. Stamp the large Daisy Flower in the centre of the frame. Stamp another Daisy Flower using a different color ink and cut it out. Use pop up adhesive and secure it over the stamped Daisy Flower in the frame.  Add embellishments and city and date stamp. Add sentiment. Add card front to layered pattern papers.
 

Instructions:
Stamp out the large Daisy in black ink and cut it out. That will be the mask for the Daisy when the background is stamped. Ink up large Daisy stamp with Distress Marker pens and stamp on cardstock. Cover stamped image with mask and stamp the Polka Dot background directly on top of mask. That will give you the Polka Dot background without disturbing the Daisy.Mat on cardstock. Add zig zag stitched border to bottom of card. Add sentiments and rhinestones to the center of the Daisy.

Robyn Wood has used a mix of bright Distress Ink colours to create a vibrant, happy card.


Instructions:
Stamp the two smaller daisies from the Brushed Daisies set randomly over some white card using Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon. Trim to suit pink card front and affix. Stamp greeting from Simple Sayings set using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Mount the greeting on a strip of cardstock that has been torn at one end and tied with twine. Affix to card front using foam tape.

Try this:  Use a different combination of Distress colours to change the mood, a monochromatic palette can be particularly stunning.

Supplies Used: 
Darkroom Door Brushed Daisies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mesh Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Flourish Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Postage Stamp Frame Stamp
Ranger Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Vintage Photo, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron
Ranger Distress Markers
Ranger Distress Spray Stains
Paper: October Afternoon
stickers and rhinestones
Clear embossing powder
Tsukineko Brilliance Ink: Graphite Black 
White Gesso
Dina Wakley Media Paint
Gel Medium

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Open Book Frame Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 17, 2015
Hello, today we are sharing ideas using the Open Book Frame Stamp! It was fun for us to go through the collection of Darkroom Door stamp sets to see how many different options we could come up with for images and words to fit within the pages of this stamp. 

Belinda Spencer shares a fabulous layered card using quotes from the Bookworm Stamp Set:


Instructions:
1. Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp onto a piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using Sky Blue Ranger Archival Ink. Use a blending tool to apply Weathered Wood Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the edges. Distress the edges and add more ink.
2. Apply the Open Book Frame Stamp onto the Woodgrain piece using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink.
3. Stamp the Open Book Frame Stamp three more times onto some book paper torn from an old book using the Jet Black ink. Ink each one with Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Ink and cut out. Crease each piece down the centre and then layer on top of the base using a small piece of double-sided tape in the centre of each.
4. Stamp the Open Book Frame Stamp again on a piece of vellum. Add the quote stamp from the Bookworm Stamp Set on the left hand side. Carefully dry the ink with a heat gun ensuring that you don’t buckle the vellum. Cut out and add to the top of the stack.
5. Add some hand stitching to the centre of the pages of the book to hold everything securely in place.
6. Next start to shape the book to give it a 3D effect. The pages can easily be held in place using double-sided tape.
7. Create a bookmark by threading some beads onto beading wire and gluing into the centre of the book.
8. Stamp another quote from the Bookworm Stamp Set onto some smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Ink with Old Paper Distress Ink, cut out and add to the right hand side of the book.
9. Apply the Torn Text Background Stamp onto white cardstock using Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink and cut to size. Use a blending tool to apply Old Paper Ink. Distress the edges, ink again and add to a kraft cardstock base. Add the Woodgrain piece with the book on top.


Robyn Wood shares a card using the Brushless Watercolour technique:


Instructions:
Assemble card base by punching the long edge of a dark pink piece of cardstock which has been cut to suit the card front. If the design allows, thread with thin ribbon.  Attach to coral coloured card front.
Trim a piece of pale green cardstock to approx. 7 cm high by the width of the dark pink piece. Stamp with Dots background stamp using Fern Green Archival Ink. Attach to card front.
Stamp Open Book frame onto white card using Black Archival Ink and trim closely.
Stamp the left hand page with a quote from the Etched Flowers rubber stamp set using Jet Black Archival ink.
Give the image some shape by bending the ‘pages’ back slightly and create a slight fold through the spine. Attach to card front using double sided tape at each side and the spine and foam tape at the middle of the pages. Aim to get a slight rise over the middle of each page and have the book image flat in the centre and each side.
Use a brushless watercolour technique for flowers. Colour a flower from the Carved Flowers set with Distress Markers and spritz lightly with water before stamping onto white card. Try using two different shades of the same colour on the petals for a different effect.
Trim closely and affix to card.
Tie a bow in some pretty ribbon and add to the stems of the flowers.
The brushless watercolour technique takes a little practice to get a light spritz of water, you want a fine beading that doesn’t cause the ink to run too much and ruin the design.

Here's a card by Rachel Greig using a masking technique with the Love Letters Vol 1 Rubber Stamps:


Instructions:
1. Stamp Torn Text Background Stamp onto folded beige card using Jet Black Archival ink. Ink around edges of card using same ink. 
2. Emboss pink cardstock with embossing folder and distress edges with a paper distresser. Adhere to card with foam adhesive. 
3. Stamp Open Book Frame Stamp onto cream cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink. Stamp quote from Bookworm Stamp Set on right hand page. Mask around left hand page with post it notes and stamp gentleman from Love Letters Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival ink. 
4. Sponge around edges of book pages with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere to card.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Open Book Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Etched Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Love Letters Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black, Fern Green, Sky Blue, Watering Can
Distress markers in pinks and green
Distress Ink: Old Paper, Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo
Paper Distresser

The possibilities are endless with this awesome new frame stamp. Make sure you share any of your wonderful creations with this stamp in the Darkroom Door Inspiration group on Facebook.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and checking out our cards today! 

Mason Jar Frame Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Hi there! We have lots of fabulous projects to share with you today using the Mason Jar Frame Stamp
 
The first project by Belinda Spencer shows how to create a watercolour effect using Dylusions Ink Sprays.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock to size.
2. Apply the fern leaf stamp from the Leaves Rubber Stamp Set using Leaf Green Ranger Archival Ink.
3. Spray a little Polished Jade Dylusions Ink Spray into a dish and add some water.
4. Using a soft, wet paintbrush, wash the colour over the cardstock piece. Allow to dry.
5. Apply the Mason Jar stamp onto smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Stamp the Butterfly Garden Collage Stamp over the top using the same ink. Cut out the mason jar.
6. Use various Dylusions Ink Sprays like watercolours to paint the inside of the mason jar.
7. Stamp the mason jar lid again onto smooth white cardstock using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with Silver Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Detail. Cut out and add to the top of the mason jar.
8. Tie some string around the neck of the jar and stick the whole piece down on the colour washed background piece using 3D foam.
9. Stamp two tags from the Tag Rubber Stamp Set onto kraft cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Add a sentiment using the Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set. Add to the card front using 3D foam.
10. Stamp another butterfly from the Butterfly Rubber Stamp Set and colour with ink sprays as before. Once dry, cut out and add to the card front.
11. Attach the card front to the base.

Connie Mercer has combined the Mason Jar Frame Stamp with stamps from the Seaside Collection to create a sea themed card:


Stamp Mason Jar on pattern paper of your choice. Cut out and ink edges for shading using Ranger Distress Ink. Stamp out Seashells using ink colors of your choice. Cut them out and shade edges. Stamp a few of the Seashell images inside the  Mason Jar. Stamp the Carved Leaves and cut them out.Take a small piece of cheese cloth and wet it with a water spray bottle. Use Distress Ink to shade the cheese cloth. Dry with heat gun. Arrange the elements around the Mason Jar. Adhere and add a little shimmer with a glitter pen. Add sentiment. 

Anneke De Clerck has created some very delicious cards by combining the Mason Jar with Sweet Treats Vol 2 Rubber Stamps! 


To create the background make rough brush strokes with pink and orange acrylic paint. Load parts of the Checkered Background Stamp with white paint and stamp randomly. Stamp the Mason Jar Frame Stamp with Archival Ink Jet Black on white paper. Stamp again on masking paper and cut out the centre. Stamp the licorice all sorts from Sweet Treats Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set through this mask with black ink. Colour with pink and orange paint. Add shadow to the edges of the jar with Distress Ink Weathered Wood and a water brush. Use white paint to add highlights. Cut out and attach the jar to the card with foam tape. Decorate with white cord and some matching beads. Stamp text in right upper corner.


Paint the background with orange, fuchsia, pink, yellow and light blue paint as shown on the picture. Load parts of the Polka Dots background stamp with white paint and stamp dots randomly. Stamp the Mason Jar frame stamp with Archival Ink Jet Black on white paper. Only ink up the sweets on the stamp (I used tape to mask the rest of the image) and use the same mask as for the previous card to stamp through. Color the candy with paint. Add shadow and highlights to the jar with Distress Ink Weathered Wood, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass and a water brush. Cut out and attach to the background with foam tape. Stamp text on a paper scrap, cut out and adhere to the jar. Decorate with blue cord and some beads.

 

Robyn Wood has created a trio of butterflies with the Mason Jar:


Assemble card base by adding a torn strip of light teal card stock to the left hand side of a craft coloured card front. Overlay with a darker teal piece approx. 7.5 x 13 cm. Stamp Mason Jar Frame onto white cardstock using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Sponge with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Use a grey ink or marker to colour bottle cap. Closely trim the bottle shape and tie some twine around the cap. Mount onto card front using foam tape. Stamp three butterflies from the Wings set using Jet Black Archival ink onto white cardstock. Do two largish ones and a small one for balance. Colour the butterflies using markers and trim closely. Stamp some words from the Wildflower set onto pale blue cardstock and trim closely. Assemble butterflies and words onto jar outline to check placement before permanently attaching with double sided tape or liquid glue. Apply adhesive to just the centre of the butterflies so that the wings can be bent forward slightly. Affix black rhinestones to the top left and bottom right corners of the dark teal cardstock.

Rachel Greig used the Buttons Background Stamp with the Mason Jar to create a jar full of buttons! I'm sure many of us have one of these in real life! 


Stamp French Script Background Stamp onto pink card using Archival Magenta Hue ink pad. Adhere embossed white cardstock to left side of card. Run the card front through the sewing machine without thread to create a dotted border around the card. Stamp Mason Jar onto white cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink pad. Stamp Buttons Background Stamp over the Mason Jar image using various colours of Distress Markers. Colour in each button with Distress Markers. Wrap thin ribbon around top of jar and adhere to card using foam adhesive. Stamp Thank You from Thank You Stamp set onto white label using Jet Black ink pad, sponge around edges with Magenta Hue ink and attach to card. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Mason Jar Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterfly Garden Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tags Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set 
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wings Rubber Stamp set
Darkroom Door Wildflower Vol 1  Rubber Stamp set
Darkroom Door Thank You Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Checkered Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Buttons Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Magenta Hue, Leaf Green
Tsukineko Brilliance: Graphite Black
Embossing powder: Clear, Super Fine Detail Silver
Ranger Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Embossing Ink, Tumbled Glass
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Non-stick Craft Sheet
Twine, black rhinestones, markers
Dylusions Ink Spray: Fresh Lime, Lemon Zest, Polished Jade, Squeezed Orange
Distress Markers

What would you like to put in this Mason Jar Frame Stamp? 

Thanks for stopping by!

Shipping Tags Frame Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Hi Stampers! Today we have two cards to share with you using the Shipping Tags Frame Stamp! Connie Mercer and Teresa Abajo have created cards showing how the tags can be layered and combined with other stamps. The Shipping Tags would also be great for stamping onto envelopes to create your own address label! 

Let's take a look at Connie's card: 


Stamp Shipping Tags Frame Stamp on manilla cardstock. Using a stamp positioner, stamp the windmill inside the Shipping Tags. The Shipping Tags were then cut out and adhered to pattern paper. Shade the Shipping Tags and adhere to a manilla card base, stamped with the Brushed Stars Background Stamp. Shade and embellish to finish! 

Here is Teresa's card:


Stamp the Shipping Tags Frame Stamp onto cream card. Stamp the French Script Texture Stamp inside the tags. Add some spatters of Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain. Stamp a butterfly from the Wings set and colour with Distress Markers. Attach to card over a twine wreath. Stamp 'Enjoy nature' from the Gum Trees Stamp Set. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Shipping Tags Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Stars Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Country Windmill Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gum Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Markers
Twine

We'd love to hear how you'd use this stamp! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Postage Stamp Frame Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Hi there! Today we are sharing some great ideas on how you can use the Postage Frame Stamp

Connie Mercer has used a masking technique to add the Fallen Leaves into the centre of the frame:


Stamp on white cardstock using the Postage Stamp Frame Stamp.  Select the ink color of your choice (I used a light blue). Make a mask for the Postage Stamp Frame (stamp the Postage Stamp a second time and cut out the middle). Place the mask over the first Postage Stamp print and stamp the Fallen Leaves Background in the centre of the Postage Stamp Frame.  Stamp out the leaves, Robin bird, sentiment and cut them out. Stamp Script on Post card. Stamp Special Delivery on Postage Stamp Frame. Adhere to front of card. Adhere leaves, sentiment and bird.

The Postage Stamp Frame Stamp also fits perfectly around the Photo Stamps, as you can see here in this card by Robyn Wood:


Stamp Postage Frame directly onto card front using Brilliance Black ink and emboss with clear powder. Place the stamp at an angle with the top left hand corner leaning to the left slightly. Stamp Star Flowers Photo stamp onto gloss cardstock using Archival Jet Black.  Colour the flowers using markers. I used Tombow pens in green, pink and lilac. Give the background some colour by sponging with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Trim the flower image to 6.5 cm x 10.2 cm and mount onto pink cardstock leaving a thin margin. Then mount over the frame image. For something different I used foam tape between the flower collage and pink layer to give some height and then double sided tape between the pink cardstock and card front. Trim some wording from Bright Blossoms Wordstrips and add to the left hand side of the flowers. Add a snippet of ribbon and a button to the lower, right hand side for balance.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Postage Stamp Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Star Flowers Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Saying Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Robin Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Fallen Leaves Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Wordstrips 
Distress Ink: Antique Linen
Clear embossing powder
Tsukineko Brilliance Ink: Graphite Black
Tombow markers: pink, green, lilac

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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!

Brushed Stars Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Hi Stampers! Today we are sharing projects created with the Brushed Stars Background Stamp

This first card was created by Connie Mercer:


Stamp Brushed Stars Background Stamp on white cardstock using Archival Ink by Ranger.  Stamp the Mason Jar on white cardstock and cut it out.  A mask was made (stamped a second Mason Jar and cut out the middle) to place over the trimmed Mason Jar.  The Brushed Stars was stamped over the mask resulting in the red stars being inside the jar. Shaded the stamped images and embellished to finish the card! 

Teresa Abajo has created three cards to share with us:


Stamp the Star Background in grey ink, then in black ink just slightly offset to create the shadow effect. Spatter a little Brushed Pewter Distress Stain Spray in the lower right hand corner. Stamp the Vinyl Record Eclectic stamp in black ink embossed with clear powder, then add the sentiment from the Rockstar Stamp Set.


Paint some scrap card with Dina Wakley's Acrylic Paint in Night. Stamp the Star Background with Versamark ink and emboss with gold embossing powder. Trim down to a square shape and mount onto some tan coloured card. Stamp Thank You (from the Thank You stamp set) in navy ink. Use one side of the Stitched Thread frame stamp to stamp a border in navy under the sentiment.


Stamp the Brushed Stars Background using white pigment ink on kraft cardstock. Tie some twine around the card front, then adhere to a white card. Stamp the Checkered Texture Stamp onto white card with brown ink and cut a star from it. Stamp one of the flowers from the Spiral Flowers set and cut out with a circle die. Stamp the word 'smile'  from the Whimsical Words set and fussy cut. Adhere all the elements to card.

Suzz Czosek has also created some great projects with the Brushed Stars, especially with the American 4th July celebrations coming up in a few days! 


Paint the Brushed Stars Background Stamp using Ranger Broken China Distress Paint with a foam brush. Stamp it on a canvas bag. Stamp the New York Volume I Statue of Liberty with Ranger Archival Ink Watering Can on Ivory paper.  Cut out the image and add a touch of blue with watercolor pencils.  Stamp U.S.A using Ranger Archival Ink Vermillion on the bag. Using a layering stencil add the number 4 with white embossing paste. When dry lay stencil back over the paste and sponge on red ink. (Vermillion and Ranger Distress Ink Aged Mahogany were used). Add a few touches of ribbon, twine and ribbon on the top of the bag. A quick gift bag to bring to a 4th of July Celebration.


Ink up the Brushed Stars Background Stamp using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink and stamp on white cardstock. To soften the stars use a foam brush and brush watered down picket fence paint over the surface. Let dry. Stamp Darkroom Door New York Volume I - Statue of Liberty using Ranger Archival Black Ink onto the surface. Shadow around the image with a blue watercolor pencil and a waterbrush. Stamp U.S.A using Ranger Archival Vermillion Ink.  Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock using red ink. Stencil the #4 on the card using white embossing paste. After dry lay stencil and mask all around the stencil to protect the rest of the background and spray with red mist spray. Accent with touches of ribbon.A matching card to go with the gift bag for the 4th of July Celebration.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Brushed Stars Background Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Rockstar Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Spiral Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Thank You Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door New York Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mason Jar Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Vinyl Record Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Texture Stamp

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