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!

Splatter Christmas Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, November 21, 2014
Hi! Belinda here today to share a Christmas card I made using the Splatter Texture Stamp with heat embossing to create snow!

For this project, I wanted to use the texture stamp to create the look of snow on a Christmas card. I began by applying the Brick Wall Background Stamp on smooth white cardstock with Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. I then applied Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Tim Holtz Distress Ink with an ink blending tool before flicking it with water. Once dry, it was time to create the ‘snow’. I stamped the Splatter Texture Stamp onto the brick wall background with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink and heat set with white embossing powder. I then applied the same technique to a Dear Santa Photochip. To add to the snow effect, I cut out the front of Santa’s sled to make a fun shaker box full of white sequins. To finish I added a sentiment from the Dear Santa Wordstrips.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Splatter Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Brick Wall Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Dear Santa Photochips
Darkroom Door Dear Santa Wordstrips
RANGER Archival Ink Jet Black
TIM HOLTZ Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany
TIM HOLTZ Distress Embossing Ink

Thankyou so much for stopping by the blog and checking out my card today.


Sweet Treats Polaroid Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Hi, it's Godelieve, showing some cards I made with the new Polaroid Frame Stamp.
1. The Polaroid Frame was stamped in different colors Archival ink and cut out.
2. I stapled them onto 3 of the Sweet Treats Photochips.
3. I chose words from the Sweet Treats Wordstrips, cut them out with scissors.
4. I attached paper flowers from my stash to the frames, using brads.
5. On white cards I stamped the doilies in matching colors and glued the decorated frames onto the cards.
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Polaroid Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Doilies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Photochips
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Wordstrips
Archival Inkpads: Plum, Orange Blossom, Cornflower Blue
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Paper flowers
Thank you for visiting Darkroom Door blog today!

Dance in the Rain Card

Darkroom Door - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Hi! Belinda here today to share with you a card I created combining the Peeled Paint Background Stamp, Central Park Photo Stamp and Dance Quote Stamp to create many layers of texture.

1. I really wanted to accentuate the look of peeling paint on the background of this card so I first stamped a master image of the Peeled Paint Background onto some smooth white cardstock using Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink.

2. I applied Pumice Stone Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the edges, distressed and then added more ink. I applied white gesso to some book paper using a make-up wedge and once dry stamped the Peeled Paint Background twice more using the same ink.

3. I tore the stamped book paper into strips and glued onto the master background creating tattered and torn bits all around the edges. For the next layer, I applied the Central Park Photo Stamp onto smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Staz On, inked with the Pumice Stone ink again, distressed the edges and applied on top of the background.

4. I layered a Photochip of the same image over the top after sanding, distressing and inking the edges. I knew I wanted to use the fabulous new Dance Quote Stamp so I flicked some Glimmermist over the top of the layered pieces to simulate the look of rain.

After stamping the Dance Quote Stamp onto white cardstock, I realized it would hide too much of the background if I applied it as is. So I decided to cut and paste it like a ransom note. I wanted to make sure the words ‘Life’ and ‘dance’ really stood out so I mounted them on black cardstock before adding to the card with 3D foam.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Peeled Paint Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Central Park Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Dance Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door New York Photochips
Ranger Archival Ink Watering Can
STAZ ON Jet Black
Ranger Distress Ink Pumice Stone

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and checking out my project today. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for some more inspiration from the Creative Team.


Dear Santa Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hi everyone! It's Sephi here! If you're running out of creative steam and struggling for Christmas ideas, here are four Santa cards with a vintage twist. I used a combination of Dear Santa paper products and frame stamps to build the cards, as well as festive embellishments like luscious red candy canes and delicate pearl-filled silk flowers. These cards are a cinch to make; the time consuming part is hand-cutting the frames, but the effort is well worth it because they look fantastic paired with the photochips. Enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas!



1. Affix patterned paper to the card fronts. Cut four small triangles from the reverse side of each sheet of paper and adhere them to the corners of each card.
2. Stamp the frames on cream card using black ink and carefully cut-out. Adhere a Dear Santa photochip behind each frame before attaching them to the cards.
3. Embellish with ribbon bows, plastic candy canes and pearl-filled silk flowers.
4. Affix a Dear Santa wordstrip to each card.

Ink - Brilliance graphite black
Paper - Graphic 45
Card - Bazzill 
Embellishments - Heidi Swapp silk flowers, ribbon, acrylic candy canes, pearl beads
Other - craft knife

Enjoy The Ride

Darkroom Door - Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hi everyone, it's Godelieve here with a new card, made with the new stamp set Enjoy The Ride

I stamped the bike on acetate using StazOn ink and stapled it onto a Wilderness Photochip.
This set comes with great words.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Enjoy The Ride Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Wilderness Photochips
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
StazOn inkpad: Jet Black
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Thanks for stopping by!

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 :-)

Creating cards with ATC's

Darkroom Door - Monday, October 28, 2013

Hi stampers! It's Godelieve here today. I started this card with two ATCs.

On the first ATC I stamped the Journey Quote stamp on a Distress Ink background and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I distressed the edges and glued it onto green and black cardstock.


I have cut one image of Sydney Photochips to ATC size, inked it with Distress Ink #Bundled Sage.  Distressed the edges.  I punched a hole in the tiny tab (Sizzix Die) before I stapled it onto the ATC.


The World Map was stamped on an acrylic background and glued onto my card.  
I adhered the ATCs and  added two arrows ( a stamp from the Robots 2 set)

I used:
Darkroom Door Stamps:  Journey Qoute Stamp, World Map Background stamp, Robots Vol 2 Set
Darkroom Door Photochips: Sydney
Ranger Distress Inkpads:  Bundled Sage, Weathered Wood
Ranger Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Tonic Paper Distresser
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Bigz Die: Tiny Tabs & Tags
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher

Thanks for looking!

Beauty Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Belinda here again with an art journal page to share using the BRAND NEW Beauty Quote Stamp. I had so much fun getting inky with this page. It really is nice to just play with stamps and inks and mists without actually have a clue how it is going to end up.

I started this page probably more than a year ago. I remember having some scraps of torn book paper left over from another project and didn't want to waste them so I glued them onto a page in my art journal. I added some Distress Inks and maybe a bit of mist and gessoed over a harlequin stencil in places. Then I wasn't sure what my next step would be so the journal was closed and set aside...for months!
When I received the fabulous Beauty Quote Stamp I knew I had to get my journal out again. But of course I had to add many more layers. So many, in fact, that you can barely see the original layers. LOL
I used the Harlequin Background Stamp to start with and applied in random places on the page using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. I then heat set with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE). Next I rubbed in Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Wild Honey and Seedless Preserves.
My next step was to apply Dylusions Ink Sprays in Crushed Grape and Lemon Zest and let them drip down the page. Once they were dry, I added some images from the Bright Blossoms Photochips that I had cut out, sanded and inked. I added some torn strips of Tim Holtz washi tape and stamped some butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set. I used a script style stencil and swiped over some Viva D├ęcor 3D Stamp Paint in white and allowed to dry. I dry brushed on some gesso before applying the quote stamp in the centre of the page using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. To ensure the larger words really stood out, I traced around the edges of the letters with a white Posca pen.
My final step was to add some relevant words cut from the Prague Wordstrips.
It just goes to show that there is so much fun to be had by just playing with your supplies rather than having a set plan in mind. I know that this has inspired me to create more art journal pages and have more fun just getting inky. I do hope you get some inspiration from this too. Just don't forget to 'play' now and then.
Darkroom Door Products used:
TIM HOLTZ Distress Ink: