Lake Wanaka Photo Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 30, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of Photo Stamps! Today we’d like to share some ideas and cards using the Lake Wanaka Photo Stamp! 



This is a detailed stamp which will stamp beautifully with permanent inks like the Ranger Archival Ink. It can be stamped over coloured backgrounds or you could use different colours of ink over a plain background. Lots of options! Here’s a few ideas: 


This card by Rachel Greig was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink onto Specialty Stamping Paper and coloured in with Distress Inks and a water brush. It’s a subtle way to add colour to the image.

Here are some beautiful cards by Heather Telford: 


Heather has created three different cards for different seasons. The real Lake Wanaka (in New Zealand) changes colour with the different seasons and Heather has brought those colours to life in each of her cards! Here’s the other two cards: 



To see how Heather created these cards, please visit her blog here.  


I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! If you’d like to see more ideas using Photo Stamps, please check out the Photo Stamps Pinterest Board.  


You can also find all of our Photo Stamps here.  


Happy creating! 

Birds On Tree Photo Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, August 08, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of Photo Stamps! Today we’d like to share some ideas and cards using the Birds On Tree Photo Stamp.

 

This is a detailed stamp which will stamp beautifully with permanent inks like the Ranger Archival Ink. It can be stamped over coloured backgrounds or you could use different colours of ink over a plain background. Lots of options! Here’s a few ideas: 


This card by Belinda Spencer was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink over a Distress Ink background. Belinda also used the Mesh Background Stamp, Feathers Stamp Set and the sentiment is from the Gum Trees Stamp Set.


This next card by Belinda shows how it can be used for a sympathy card. The circle mask from the Small Circle Stencil Set was used to create a moon in the background. Such a simple yet stunning effect that works so well with this stamp! Other stamps Belinda used were: Splatter Background Stamp, Feathers Stamp Set and the sentiment from the Gum Trees Stamp Set


The Birds On Tree Photo Stamp

can also be used as a border in your journals! Just mask off the top border of the stamp so you only get the trees and it creates a fabulous border! To read the full instructions for all of Belinda’s projects, head over to her blog here.  


Next we have some projects by Connie Mercer: 


Connie has created a wonderful series of cards using this stamp and as they say, great minds think alike as Connie has also used the Feathers Stamp Set at the base of the card! The sentiment is from the Whimsical Words Stamp Set


For this card Connie has stamped the Birds On Tree in 3 different coloured inks and created a filmstrip using the Filmstrip Border Stamp. The sentiment is from the Love Birds Stamp Set. Here are two more cards created in a similar way, but without the filmstrip: 



To see how Connie created these projects, read the full tutorial here.  


I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! If you’d like to see more ideas using Photo Stamps, please check out the Photo Stamps Pinterest Board. You can also find all of our Photo Stamps here.  


Happy creating! 

Teacups Photo Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 19, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of Photo Stamps! Today we’d like to share some ideas and cards using the Teacups Photo Stamp! 

 

This is a beautifully detailed stamp which can be coloured in various different ways. If you want the most detail out of the stamp, we recommend stamping with permanent waterproof ink, such as Archival Ink (oil based) and then colouring with pencils, watercolours, markers and more. Here’s a few ideas: 


This card by Rachel Greig was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink, then coloured with Distress Inks using a water brush. It is an easy technique that produces some stunning results! The sentiment is from the Cup Of Tea Stamp Set.  

This next card created by Dawn Lewis shows how you can colour the Teacups with pencils. 


Dawn used Prismacolor Pencils to colour the teacups and also used a sentiment from the Cup Of Tea Stamp Set

Next we have some projects by Connie Mercer: 


Connie has created a wonderful art journal page using the Teacups as a part of the background! Connie also used the Large Mesh & Dots Stencils, Wonderful Quote Stamp and Coffee Time Stamp Set




To see how Connie created these projects, read the full tutorial here


I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! If you’d like to see more ideas using Photo Stamps, please check out the Photo Stamps Pinterest Board. You can also find all of our Photo Stamps here


Happy creating! 

Gerberas Photo Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Hi there! We have recently released a new series of Photo Stamps! Today we’d like to share some ideas and cards using the Gerberas Photo Stamp

 

As you can see, this is a beautifully detailed stamp which will look lovely stamped in different inks and colours. If you want the most details out of the stamp, we recommend stamping with permanent waterproof ink, such as Archival Ink (oil based). The image below shows the Gerberas stamped with Plum Archival Ink onto cream card stock. 


You can also create some beautiful watercolour effects with this stamp if you use a water-based ink pad, such as Distress Inks. In the image above, the Gerberas were stamped with Distress Oxide ink pads and then a water brush was used to move the inks around slightly to create a watercolour effect. It is an easy technique that produces some stunning results! Of course you can try lots of different colours too! 

Here’s a card by Rachel Greig using that watercolour technique: 


The other stamps used on this card include the Splatter and Marbling Background Stamps, Butterflies Stamp Set and a quote from the Art De Fleur Vol 2 Stamp Set

Here are a couple of cards by Godelieve Tijskens: 


This first card Godelieve stamped the Gerberas onto Kraft cardstock and coloured them in using coloured pencils. It’s a stunning effect! You can read the full tutorial here



In this card, Godelieve stamped the Gerberas with Wendy Vecchi ink pads and coloured in with Distress Oxide Inks. Read the full tutorial here.  


I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! If you’d like to see more ideas using Photo Stamps, please check out the Photo Stamps Pinterest Board. You can also find all of our Photo Stamps here.  


Happy creating! 

Vintage VW Arrow Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, November 02, 2018

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a couple of vintage VW cards created using the awesome new Arrows Background Stamp. I love the pop of colour against the black and white background of the arrows. 



INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 15 x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10.5 x 14.5cm. Using Jet Black Archival Ink, apply the Arrows Background to this piece. Dry the ink with a heat gun and then colour some of the arrow parts using a neon yellow coloured pencil. Stick this piece down on the card base.

3. Apply a couple of paint splats from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set with Neon Yellow Ink on the right hand side of the background. On a separate piece of white cardstock, apply a stamp from the Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set with the Neon Yellow Ink. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut. Stick down at the bottom of the card front. 

4. On an extra piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the VW Beetle Photo Stamp twice using the Jet Black ink. Dry with a heat gun before applying Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink using a blending tool to one of the Beetles. Fussy cut the inked Beetle as well as the lights and bumper from the extra Beetle. Glue the lights and bumper onto the inked Beetle and add to the card using 3D foam.

5. Stamp the sentiment as well as some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set on the extra white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Dry with a heat gun before fussy cutting each element. Add all elements to the card front using 3D foam under the sentiment.


Here’s another card I created in the same manner but featuring the VW Kombi.



Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Arrows Background Stamp
Darkroom Door VW Beetle Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Kombi Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Viridian
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Cracked Pistachio
Hero Arts Neon Ink Pad Neon Yellow
Typo Neon and Watercolour Colour Pencils

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Photo Stamp Card Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, September 03, 2018
Hi there! It’s Rachel Greig here and today I’d like to share 4 cards using the latest Photo Stamps! We have now released over 40 different Photo Stamps, giving you lots of options for creating unique cards! 

The Photo Stamps are sized to fit onto a 6”x4” card front (or similar), with a little room for matting or adding layers and embellishments onto the card, while keeping the Photo Stamp image large for maximum impact. You can keep the card simple by just using the stamp with no embellishments, like I have done here with there Woodlands Photo Stamp: 



For this card I stamped the Woodlands Photo Stamp onto an alcohol ink background using Archival Jet Black ink. It makes a quick and easy card! 

You can also dress up the images with a few embellishments: 



I first stamped the Boat Shed Photo Stamp onto gloss paper using Archival Jet Black ink, then coloured with light Distress Inks. Adhere the stamped image to a piece of embossed cardstock. Wrap some hessian/burlap around the left side of the image and attach a couple of vintage seaside charms using a jump ring. Attach a Tim Holtz Idea-ology compass to the right side of the image. Adhere entire panel to a folded Kraft card. 

The Crayon Resist technique is fun to use with Photo Stamps too, like I have done here with the Farm Truck Photo Stamp:



Stamp the Farm Truck Photo Stamp onto white cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink. Colour in the image with a white crayon where you’d like the image to remain white. I coloured the headlights, windows, side tray and little highlights on the truck and wheels. Then sponge different colours of Distress Inks over the image using an ink blending tool. The Distress ink is a waterbed ink and will resist the wax crayon, leaving the crayon areas white. Trim the image and adhere to black cardstock. Wrap linen ribbon around the right side and tie at the front. Stamp the Criss Cross Background Stamp onto a Kraft card base with Coffee Archival Ink. Adhere stamped panel to the front to complete! 

Another great technique to try is watercolouring with Distress Inks, like I have done here on the Summer Oasis Photo Stamp: 


Stamp the Summer Oasis Photo Stamp onto mixed media cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink. Swipe some Distress Ink pads directly onto an acrylic block and pick up the ink with a waterbrush to colour in the image. Repeat as needed to colour the entire image however you wish! Stamp the Lazy Days sentiment from Seaside Vol 1 Stamp Set in the top right corner with Archival Jet Black ink. Stamp the Shells Background Stamp onto a Kraft card base with Sepia Archival Ink. Adhere to the left side of the card with a stapler or large brads. Adhere stamped panel to the front to complete! 

Supplies used for all cards: 
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Summer Oasis Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Boat Shed Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Farm Truck Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Criss Cross Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Shells Background Stamp
Distress Inks
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Coffee, Sepia
Gloss Paper 
Mixed Media Cardstock 
Alcohol Inks
Ink Blending Tool & Foam 
White Crayon 
Waterbrush 
Hessian, linen ribbon
Metal charms

You can see all of our Photo Stamps here

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Rachel

Summer Oasis Photo Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hello stampers and crafters! Teresa Abajo here with a couple of samples using the new Photo Stamp called Summer Oasis. It's a lovely beachside scene of an umbrella and two chairs, and the first thing I did with it was to create a bit of a messy postcard look with some Distress Ink and some postal stamp images:



Instructions:

1. Apply a thin coat of gesso unevenly on a piece of cream cardstock. Leave some areas uncovered.

2. Apply some Frayed Burlap Distress ink to a scrap piece of acetate, spritz with water and smear this onto the gessoed background.

3. Dry well, then stamp various images from the Correspondence Stamp Set using Frayed Burlap ink and Archival ink in Cobalt and Vermillion.

4. Stamp the Summer Oasis image over the top of the background using Archival Jet Black ink, then trim this piece down leaving a narrow border.

5. Fold an A5 piece of cream cardstock in half and stamp the Mesh Background stamp on it using Frayed Burlap ink.

6. Adhere some coordinating washi tape in the bottom left hand corner of the card front and adhere it to the card base using foam mounting tape.


When I first saw this image I was excited to have another opportunity to create another sunset background. These backgrounds are very easy and are quite impressive.


Instructions:

1. Load the Summer Oasis stamp into a Misti (or similar tool) and stamp it onto cream cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink. Leave the stamp in place but remove the stamped image (you'll be wanting to stamp the image in exactly the same place so take care to replace it in exactly the same spot).

2. Punch a circle from a Post It Note and place it were you'd like your sun to appear (half above the horizon and half below it). Mask off the area under the horizon line with a Post It Note, then apply your choice of Distress Oxide inks to create a sunset. Here I started with Antique Linen, then I applied Spiced Marmalade, then Picked Raspberry and finally Wilted Violet at the top. Blend each colour well.

3. Apply some Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide to the thatched umbrella. (Note: you'll notice that the Distress Oxide inks are opaque in nature and make the stamped Summer Oasis image a little cloudy. We will pop the image back in the Misti and stamp over the top with black ink to make the stamped image clear again).

4. Remove the Post It Note from the horizon line and use it to cover the sky while you work under the horizon. Use the Antique Linen to ink the area, the apply some Spiced Marmalade to the water. Add some Frayed Burlap to the sand area of the image. Remove the Post It Notes to reveal the coloured image.

5. Place the coloured image back in place in the Misti, and stamp again in black ink. This should clarify the Summer Oasis image. Trim this piece leaving a border around the coloured image and adhere to a kraft card.

6. Stamp the words from the Tropical Island stamp set using Versamark ink and emboss using gold embossing powder. Trim down and adhere to card front using foam tape.


Supplies used:

Darkroom Door Summer Oasis Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Correspondence, Tropical Island
Darkroom Door Mesh Background Stamp
Gesso
Distress Ink Frayed Burlap
Distress Oxide ink: Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet
Archival ink: Cobalt, Vermillion, Jet Black

Washi tape
Versamark
Gold embossing powder

Thanks for dropping in today. I hope you will enjoy creating your own Summer Oasis!


Farm Truck Photo Stamp Four Ways

Darkroom Door - Friday, February 23, 2018

Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here today to share some cards created using the fabulous new Farm Truck Photo Stamp. I have used four different mediums to show how you can achieve different looks with the one stamp.



INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 9.5cm x 27cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9cm x 13cm. Apply the Scratches Background Stamp using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Stick down on the card base.

3. On a separate piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the Farm Truck Photo Stamp using Jet Black Archival Ink.

4. Apply Distress Oxides onto a heat resistant craft sheet. You can use whatever combination of colours you like. Here I have used Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade and Wilted Violet. Spritz the oxides on the sheet with water and press the stamped image into the ink. Dry with a heat gun and then repeat until you are happy with the result. Make sure you have a tag or scrap cardstock on hand to swipe up the leftover oxide on the sheet to avoid wastage. Dry with a heat gun and then cut neatly around the edge of the stamped image. Use an ink blending tool to apply Peacock Feathers Distress Ink around the edges.


5. Scribble on the craft sheet next with a white paint pen such as a Sharpie or Posca Pen. Use a soft wet paintbrush to pick up the colour and add some highlights to the lights and windows of the stamped truck image. Flick some white droplets over the image also. Dry with a heat gun and then stick down on the card front.

6. Stamp the sentiment as well as three stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set onto smooth white cardstock. Fussy cut and add to the card using 3D foam behind the sentiment to make it pop.


This next card was created in exactly the same way as the first card but instead of using Distress Oxides I have used Distress Inks. Again you can choose whatever colour combination suits. Here I have used Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Wild Honey. I have flicked some water over the inked image for a water stained look and added some white droplets using a paint pen.



For this next card I have stamped the Farm Truck onto a piece of Canson Cotton Mixed Media cardstock. 


I coloured directly onto the image using Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks and then used a soft wet paintbrush to blend the colours and create a watercolour effect. I scribbled onto a heat resistant craft sheet with the crayons also, picked up the colour with the paintbrush and flicked over the image.


For this final card I stamped the Farm Truck onto Kraft cardstock instead of my usual smooth white cardstock to give it even more of a vintage look. 


I coloured in the image using Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils (any watercolour pencils will do). I then activated the colour using a soft wet paintbrush. I flicked a bit of white paint pen over the image and let that dry. The image was looking a little dark because of the kraft base so I used the white paint pen to add a border inside the stamped one just to break up the darkness a little.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Farm truck Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Chicken Wire Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey
Distress Oxides: Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet
Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks
Watercolour Pencils
Sharpie Paint Pen White

Thank you for stopping by the blog today to check out my projects. I hope you are feeling inspired to play around with different mediums to create your own vintage farm truck cards.

Cheers

Belinda

Woodlands Photo Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, February 19, 2018

Hi everyone, I'm Heather Telford and I have three cards today made with the beautiful new Woodlands Photo Stamp. I maintain that one can never have too many tree stamps so I am very happy to see this new one! 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp Woodlands Photo Stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper in versafine vintage sepia. Emboss with clear powder.
2. Brayer wild honey distress ink over panel starting in the sky and moving toward the ground.
3. Brayer spiced marmalade distress ink to cover two thirds of panel
4. Place a negative circle mask over the panel and dab out colour with a damp sponge. Repeatedly dab with water then dry with a paper towel to remove colour from the circle. A pale orange moon will remain.
5. Trim panel to edge of stamped design.
6. Stamp 'woodgrain' background stamp on cream cardbase in versafine vintage sepia. Sponge edges with vintage photo distress ink.
7. Mat woodlands panel in brown cardstock, attach to cardbase.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp 
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versafine vintage sepia ink
Distress Ink: vintage photo, wild honey, spiced marmalade 
Clear embossing powder
Brayer

 
Instructions:
1. Stamp Woodlands Photo Stamp on hot pressed watercolour paper in versafine onyx black. Emboss with clear powder.
2. Sprinkle cerulean blue colorburst powder over top of stamped panel. Paint over with water to activate paint.
3. While blue is still wet sprinkle fuchsia powder below blue and blend with water. 
4. Repeat with gamboge, then terre verte and burnt orange over the green. Blend each colour a little with the adjacent colour while still keeping some original colour.
5. Trim panel outside the edge of stamped design.
6. Stamp 'French script' background stamp on black cardbase in versamark ink then emboss in clear powder.
7. Attach woodlands panel to cardbase.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp 
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp 
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versamark ink
Versafine onyx black ink
Colorburst powders:  cerulean blue, fuchsia,  gamboge, terre verte, burnt orange
Clear embossing powder 

 
Instructions: 
1. Place hot pressed watercolour panel in stamp positioning tool against top edge then move ever so slightly down from the edge. (1mm) Stamp Woodlands Photo Stamp in versamark ink.
2. Leave stamp in positioner and push panel up to be flush against the top edge of positioning tool. Stamp again, this time in versafine onyx black ink. Emboss panel in clear powder.
3. Stick a waterproof circle mask ( I die cut mine from frisket film) over the trees where you want the moon to appear.
4. Press broken china, chipped sapphire and black soot distress inks on craft mat to use for painting. 
5. Pick up broken china ink with a paintbrush and paint around the moon. Paint rest of the panel with chipped sapphire ink blending the two blues to make a third blue.
6. Paint area furthest from the moon with black soot ink. Painting over the embossing will reveal a thin line of 'snow' on the branches.
7. Remove circle mask and trim panel to edge of stamped design.
8. Stamp sentiment from 'Trees' set on small piece of hot pressed watercolour paper in black ink. Attach to corner of woodland panel.
9. Mat panel in co-ordinating colour cardstock and attach to white cardbase. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Woodlands Photo Stamp 
Darkroom Door Trees Rubber Stamp Set 
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versamark ink
Versafine onyx black ink
Clear embossing powder
Distress Ink: black soot, broken china, chipped sapphire
circle die
frisket film

I hope you've enjoyed my ideas! Thanks for stopping by. 
 

Boat Shed Photo Stamp Projects

Darkroom Door - Friday, February 16, 2018

Hi! Suzz Czosek here to share a variety of fun projects using the new Boat Shed Photo Stamp! The new stamp had me thinking of warm sunny days out on the water. 

My first card uses the new Sunshine stencil and allowed me to create a focal point using the rays of sunshine behind the boat shed.


Instructions: 
1. Stamp Boat Shed using black archival ink. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. 
2. Mask image with the stamped mask. Place sunshine rays stencil over masked image. 
3. Sponge yellow die ink over stencil from the shore line up. 
4. Colour the image using watercolour pencils and waterbrush. 
5. Sponge sunshine rays on another piece of white cardstock. 
6. Cut out image and mount on black cardstock. 
7. Line up sunshine rays on main image with background image and cut background rays to fit on card base. 
8. Stamp sentiment with black ink. Heat emboss using black embossing powder. 
9. Cut out sentiment and mount on black cardstock. Using foam tape attach sentiment to main image. 
10. Using foam tape attach main image to background sunshine. 
11. Attach mounted image and background to cardbase. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed 
Darkroom Door Word Block Stamp: Journey 
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Sunshine 
Ranger Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Black Embossing Powder
Watercolour Pencils 

Here's another card using the Sunshine stencil behind the Boat Shed: 


For my next project I created a tag card: 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the boat shed onto white cardstock using black archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. 
2. Stamp the boat shed image onto copy paper with black archival ink. Cut out the boat shed and the dock to use as a mask. (we will use this in a few of the projects, so keep it nearby) 
3. Mix up white acrylic paint with spritz of water to make a runny white mix. Flick that over the stamped image. Repeat until you get a nice spatter of white. 
4. Let paint dry. Place mask over stamped boat shed and dock. You can use re-positionable tape to keep it flat and protecting the stamped image. 
5. Spray Peacock Feathers Distress Stain Spray over the background. Let dry. 
6. Pull up the mask from the image and add red trim and doors using watercolor pencils and waterbrush. 
7. Cut tag from background to desired size. Mine measured 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". 
8. Create card base 1/4" larger from the tag. 
9. Stamp anchor and steering wheel in archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. Cut out using detail scissors. 
10. Stamp sentiment using black archival ink. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. 
11. Cut sentiment into tag shape. 
12. Attach tag and elements to top of card with twine. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Sail Away, Simple Sayings Vol. 1
Ranger Distress Stain Spray: Peacock Feathers
White Paint
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Black Embossing Powder
Watercolour Pencil

For this next cad I wanted to create a sunset feel with the boat shed. 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp Boat Shed using brown archival ink on white cardstock. 
2. Place Boat Shed Mask over stamped image. 
3. Cut 3 1/2" circle from cardstock. Use the opening left form the die cut to place over the masked boat shed. Mask along the shore line with another piece of paper. 
4. Sponge yellow die ink in the circle to create the sun set behind the boat shed. 
5. Sponge around the edges of the circle with a light orange die ink to add more shading. 
6. Remove circle mask. 
7. Leave mask over boat shed water and shoreline. 
8. Stamp words over background using brown archival ink. Cut out main image to frame on card. 
9. Place the circle die cut over the sponged sunset. Sponge blue die ink around the edges and on the bottom. 
10. Add color and shading on the boat house and the dock using watercolor pencils and waterbrush. 
11. Mount image on cardbase.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed
Darkroom Door Word Block Stamp: Journey
Ranger Distress Ink:  Broken China, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey
Watercolour Pencils
Circle Die Cut
Ranger Archival Ink: Coffee

For my last project I wanted to play with a journal page and layering the images to get some ideas for scrapbooking a vacation layout. 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the boat shed using brown archival ink on newsprint paper. Cut the top and sides of the image and tear along the bottom. 
2. Stamp the palm trees using brown archival ink on newsprint paper. Tear edges around image. 
3. Stamp sentiment using brown archival ink on another sheet of newsprint paper. Tear a larger panel to hold both other torn images. 
4. Tear a larger sheet of newsprint to cover all the different pieces. 
5. Smear blue distress oxide ink on craft mat. Spritz with water. Using an acrylic block smear the water and ink to get dots of blue ink on the mat. Place newsprint paper of all images in the ink to pick up spots of blue in the paper. Repeat the process until you get the desired effect on all sheets of newsprint with stamped images and backgrounds. 
6. Repeat the process from the previous step with a light brown ink. 
7. Stamp over the backgrounds using the splatter stamp and dark brown die ink. Randomly stamp to add splatters. 
8. Drip and splatter dark brown distress stain spray randomly over background. 
9. Assemble layers and place on tan background cardstock as base. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Boat Shed, Palm Trees
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Splatter
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Enjoy Life
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Frayed Burlap, Broken China
Ranger Archival Ink: Sepia
Ranger Distress Stain Sprays: Ground Espresso 

I hope this has you feeling the warm and sunny weather and inspired to ink up the new Boat Shed Stamp! 


Suzz