Fine Baubles cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Hello Stampers, it is Godelieve Tijskens here. Today I'm sharing some cards I made with the Fine Baubles Stamp Set. These stamps are my designs, turned into rubber stamps by Darkroom Door. Love the excellent quality of Darkroom Door's red rubber stamps! The set comes with 4 large and 4 small baubles. On my cards I used the large ones.

Here's how I made them.


1. Stamp the Christmas Word Block stamp onto cream cardstock, using Archival Ink Potting Soil, but keep the bottom corner uninked, where the bauble will be placed later.
2. Sponge with Distress Ink Vintage Photo using an ink blending tool
3. Stamp the bauble onto cream cardstock with Archival ink. Sponge the top and bottom with Distress Ink
4. Stamp the bauble again onto kraft cardstock and once more on cream, to cut apart.
5. Shape the cut out flowers using an embossing stylus and glue the pieces in place.
6. Create a twine bow to attach to the top.
7. Add a piece of twine, and feed it through a punched hole at the top of the background.
8. Layer onto corrugated cardstock and adhere to a cream card.


Supplies:
Darkroom Door Fine Baubles Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Word Block Stamp 
Archival Inkpad: Potting Soil
Distress Inkpad: Vintage Photo

Twine

This card is a bright version of the previous card


1. Create a Distress Oxide background, by swiping the inkpads onto a non stick craftsheet, mist with water and put the paper in this puddle. 
2. Let dry, you can use a heattool, and repeat until you're happy with the result. Let dry completely. 
3. Stamp the Word Block stamp onto the Distress Oxide background, and heat emboss with bamboo and turquoise embossing powder.
4. Stamp and heat emboss the bauble stamp on white cardstock
5. Stamp and heat emboss the bauble stamp once more onto a left over piece of the Distress Oxide paper, and onto white cardstock to cut apart.
6. Glue the cut out pieces together, adhere twine and compose the card.
Photo 4.
7. Add Glossy Accents to the flowers for a finishing touch.


Supplies:
Darkroom Door Fine Baubles Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Word Block Stamp
Distress Oxide Inkpads: Broken China, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber
Embossing Inkpad
Embossing Powder Izink: Turquoise, Bamboo
Glossy Accents
Twine

This 1 layer card was made using the masking technique. Perfect if you want a layered look, but don't like cutting. Although you have to cut some masks first.


1. Stamp the baubles you want to use onto sticky notes, cut them out to create masks. You can use these masks over and over again.
2. Stamp the first bauble using black Archival ink. Cover with a mask before you stamp the second one. Cover again and stamp a third bauble.
3. Color the baubles. I used pencils on this card.


4. After coloring the baubles, cover them again with the masks to do the background.
5. Cover the top and bottom part of the background, to color the center part using a grey pencil.
6. Cover this grey background using sticky notes.
7. Stamp the top part with the Splatter Background stamp using Archival Ink Watering Can.
8. Stamp the bottom part with the Crackle Texture stamp.
9. Draw lines to "hang" the baubles.
10. The circle stamp in the top corner is from the Christmas Reindeer set, stamped with black Archival ink and colored with pencils too.


11. Apply Glossy Accents to the baubles
12. Adhere the stamped piece to a white card.

Supplies:
Darkroom Door Fine Baubles Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Splatter Background Stamp 
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp 
Archival Inkpads: Black, Watering Can
Colored Pencils
Glossy Accents

By the way, the large round bauble from the Brushed Christmas stamp set matches with the large ones from the Fine Baubles set. 


Thanks for visiting Darkroom Door Blog today!

Godelieve

Cacti Stamp Set Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hello, Belinda Spencer here again today with my last instalment of projects using the Cacti Stamp Set! Today I have 3 cards to share. 


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of red cardstock 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Apply the Crackle Texture Stamp to this piece using Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Spritz a little water over the background. Press the Fired Brick ink pad onto an acrylic block. Use a soft wet paintbrush to pick up the colour and add to the card background. Also flick some colour over the surface to create little droplets of colour. Dry with a heat gun. Stamp some 'XO's' over the background using the same ink. Ink the edges of this piece with the Fired Brick ink and stick down on the card base.


3. Choose the roundish cactus in the pot from the stamp set. Apply embossing ink to the stamp and then Lucky Clover for the cactus and Spiced Marmalade for the pot. Stamp on a separate piece of white cardstock and heat set with clear embossing powder. Repeat this process with the separate pot stamp and another cactus. Add a slit to the top of the pot so that the cactus can be slipped in. Add the cacti to the card using 3D foam.

4. Apply embossing ink and Fired Brixk ink to a small heart from the Hearts stamp set. Stamp on white cardstock and heat set with clear embossing powder. Paint a little Fired Brick ink over the heart as in Step 2. Add to the cactus pot using 3D foam.

5. Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Cut out the individual words. Ink the edges with the Spiced Marmalade ink and add to the card.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Lucky Clover, Spiced Marmalade
Distress Embossing Ink
Clear embossing powder


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of lime green cardstock 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Apply embossing ink and Fossilized Amber ink to the Crackle Texture Stamp and stamp on this piece. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Spritz the background with water. Press the Twisted Citron ink pad onto an acrylic block. Lift the colour from the block with a soft wet paintbrush and wash the colour over the background. Add some flicks of colour and then dry with a heat gun. Ink the edges of this piece with the Twisted Citron ink.

3. Choose a cactus from the Cacti Stamp Set. Apply embossing ink and Fossilized Amber ink to the stamp and stamp on a separate piece of smooth white cardstock. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Paint the cactus with various Distress Ink colours. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut.

4. Stamp a heart from the Hearts Stamp Set onto the white cardstock using embossing ink and Peacock Feathers Ink. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Fussy cut the heart. Add some messy embroidery thread to the card front and then staple the heart over the top. Stick down the cactus using 3D foam.

5. Stamp the tiniest heart from the Hearts stamp set onto white cardstock using the Peacock feathers ink. Fussy cut and add them to the card front along with some sequins.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock 15cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Create a background print by using a gel press along with the Mesh Small Stencil and some acrylic paints. Allow to dry and then cut to 10cm x 14.5cm. Ink the edges with black ink. Choose a stamp from the Brush Strokes Stamp Set and apply to the bottom of this piece using Jet Black Archival Ink. Add some weeds from the Home Sweet Home Stamp Set using the same ink. Stick down on the kraft card base.

3. Stamp the two tall cacti onto a separate piece of smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Paint the cacti using various Distress Ink colours. Dry with a heat gun, fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam.

4. Stamp some small stars from the Stars Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front.

5. Stamp the sentiment and add to the card.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brush Strokes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mesh Small Stencil
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles
Acrylic paint

I hope you love this fabulous stamp set as much as me and you are inspired to create your own funky cacti cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Belinda

Let's Stick Together Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Monday, September 11, 2017

Hi! Belinda Spencer back again today to share another project using the Cacti Stamp Set! This time it's an art journal spread. I have created my own cute cacti embellishments for this art journal spread using an
embossing technique as well as watercolour painting with Distress Inks. 


Instructions:
1. Apply some co-ordinating acrylic paint to your art journal pages using a palette knife. Allow to dry.

2. Place the small Crackle Stencil on the background and swipe some texture paste over it using a palette knife. Lift off the stencil and reapply in several places until you have enough texture added to your pages. Allow to dry.

3. Dilute some of the acrylic paint and add over the top of the crackle areas to add some colour. Dry with a heat gun.


4. Use some matte gel paste to add some torn tissue paper across the centre of the spread. Allow to dry.

5. Apply some stamps from the Grunge Marks set using Ranger Archival Inks to add more interest and texture to the background. Add some messy strands of co-ordinating embroidery thread across the centre of the background.


6. Apply clear embossing ink and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to the cactus stamps and stamp on a separate piece of smooth white cardstock. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Select co-ordinating Distress Ink colours and press them onto an acrylic block. Use a soft wet paintbrush to apply the colours to the cacti images. Dry with a heat gun, fussy cut and add to the art journal pages.


7. Stamp the quote from the Cacti Stamp Set on a separate piece of white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Cut out and ink the edges with the Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. Stick down on the art journal page. Use the letters from the Alphabet Medley set to add 'C'mon C'mon' to the pages.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Small Stencil Crackle
Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron
Distress Embossing Ink
Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Chrome Yellow, Jet Black
Clear embossing powder
Acrylic paint
GOLDEN Light Molding Paste
Embroidery thread


Thanks for checking out my art journal pages today using this brilliant new stamp set. I hope you love this stamp set as much as I do.

Cheers

Belinda

Cacti Scrapbook Layout

Darkroom Door - Friday, September 08, 2017

Hi! Belinda Spencer here today to share a layout I have created featuring stamps from the awesome NEW Cacti Rubber Stamp Set. I have created my own cute cacti embellishments on this layout using an embossing technique as well as watercolour painting with Distress Inks.


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of pale green cardstock 8 ½ " x 11 ¾ " to form the layout base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 8 ¼ " x 11 ½ " and stick down on top of the pale green piece from Step 1.

3. Place the small Crackle Stencil on the background and swipe some texture paste over it using a palette knife. Lift off the stencil and reapply until you have enough texture to show around your photo. Swipe some areas with the palette knife to create a more uneven, random look. (Wash your stencil straight away to avoid any texture paste drying on it). Dry the texture paste with a heat gun for a more puffy look or allow it to dry naturally for a crisper look.

4. Spritz the background with a little water and apply diluted acrylic paints with a large soft, wet paintbrush. Allow the colour to pool. Spritz with a little more water to get rid of any sharp edges to the paint. Allow the colour to drift and then dry naturally. This technique is really trial and error. You can try to guide where your colour goes with the direction that you spray the water.


5. Apply some stamps from the Grunge Marks set using Distress Inks to add more interest and texture to the background. Add some messy strands of co-ordinating embroidery thread across the background.


6. Mat your photo on white cardstock and add to the layout using 3D foam.

7. Apply clear embossing ink and Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to the cactus stamps and stamp on a separate piece of smooth white cardstock. Heat set with clear embossing powder. Select co-ordinating DistressInk colours and press them onto an acrylic block. Use a soft wet paintbrush to apply the colours to the cacti images. Dry with a heat gun, fussy cut and add to the layout. Use 3D foam behind some for added dimension.


8. Emboss some heart circles from the Simply Circles set using the same technique and colour as in Step 7. Add to the layout along withthe title and any other embellishments.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Cacti Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Small Stencil Crackle
Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron
Distress Embossing Ink
Clear embossing powder
Acrylic paint
GOLDEN Light Molding Paste

Thanks for checking out my layout today using this brilliant new stamp set!

Correspondence Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, September 01, 2017

Hi, it's Heather Telford happy to be sharing a card on the Darkroom Door blog today. I have pulled out stamps from the vintage style Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set and used the World Map Background Stamp also. This mosaic style card was made for the wedding anniversary of friends of mine. I chose the correspondence and map stamps because they are a couple who love books, travel and literary memorabilia.


To create my background I used a layering technique featuring distress oxide inks. I pressed fossilized amber, broken china and cracked pistachio inks onto a craft sheet. I spritzed with water and pressed my hot pressed watercolour paper onto the ink. After picking up a layer of colour I dried the panel before laying it back into the ink to pick up more colour. By drying the panel in between layers I was able to keep the colours bright and distinct. Once I had layered enough colour I splattered some gold paint lightly over a few areas then let it dry.

I chose several stamps from the Correspondence set and stamped them in versafine onyx black ink onto the distress oxide background. I also stamped the world map stamp so I could cut out a little map panel. The next step was a bit like putting a puzzle together as I trimmed and arranged my stamped and unstamped rectangles to fill a natural coloured card front. Once I was happy with my layout I added black foam to the back of three rectangles for some visual interest. I was left with one little space which I filled with four dots of ebony black nuvo crystal drops.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Versafine Ink Onyx Black
Distress Okide inks: Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio
Gold paint
Nuvo crystal drops: Black ebony
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Black foam sheet

Thanks for stopping by today! 

3 Seasonal Background Techniques

Darkroom Door - Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hi there, I'm Heather Telford and I am happy to be back at Darkroom Door sharing three different techniques for creating colourful backgrounds to use behind the atmospheric path stamp from the Wilderness Vol 2 Stamp Set. I love the pretty overhanging trees in this image and decided to try it over a series of backgrounds to get some seasonal scenes.


My winter scene background was created on glossy photo paper, with the colour from brusho paints. I sprinkled turquoise, violet and prussian blue on a craft sheet, spritzed with water then swiped photo paper through the paint. I think this background was probably the second panel I pulled through the paint because the colours are soft and blended. Once the panel was totally dry I stamped with stazon jet black ink. The sharpness of the image is quite amazing on photo paper and yupo; it's possible to see every little twig.

 
For my summer scene I created an alcohol ink background on yupo paper with meadow and aqua alcohol inks. I dropped the inks on opaque white yupo and let the colours move and blend. I spread and diluted them a little with some blending solution then let the panel dry. I chose the 'path' stamp from the Wilderness Vol 2 stamp set and stamped it in jet black Stazon ink. 


I have recently switched to a new method when stamping yupo and photo paper; I lay the stamp down flat, ink it thoroughly then press the paper panel face down on top. I rub the back of the paper panel all over for a good impression. To complete the summer scene I handwrote a sentiment with a Sakura micron pen.

 
My fall scene background was created with distress oxide inks on glossy photo paper. I pressed the distress oxide inks (spiced marmalade, fossilized amber & a little peeled paint) onto a craft sheet, spritzed the ink, then swiped my photo paper through the ink to pick up colour. The photo paper stays wet for a while so I let it air dry then stamped the wilderness path image in jet black stazon ink. Once again I inked the stamp and laid the paper face down onto the stamp. The stamp clings to the photo paper so I was able to peel up a corner, check the impression and add more ink if necessary as long as I kept one half of the panel firmly stuck to the stamp while I re-inked the other half.

 
I finished all the cards by matting with wood textured white paper and black cardstock before attaching to a white card base.
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Wilderness V2 Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Alcohol inks: Meadow & Aqua 
Distress Oxide Inks: Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint 
Brusho Paints: Violet, Turquoise, Prussian Blue Colourcraft 
Stazon ink: Jet Black 
Sakura Micron Pen - Black
Opaque Yupo paper
Glossy photo paper
White Wood textured cardstock
Black & White cardstock

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Fine Leaves Stamp Set Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, August 21, 2017

Hello stampers, Godelieve Tijskens here. I'm happy to have some of my designs in latest release again! Today I'm sharing cards I made with the Fine Leaves Stamp Set.
 

 
On this card I used the heat emboss resist technique with Distress Oxide inks

1. Attach all stamps to a large stamping block, Misti or any other stamp positioning tool to stamp them all in one go
2. Stamp with embossing ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Don't remove the stamps from the block, because you will use them again in this position later
3. Swipe Distress Oxide inkpads across a non stick craftsheet, mist with water and drag the heat embossed piece through the ink


4. Let dry, or use a heat tool to speed things up
5. To remove the clear embossing, put a sheet of printer paper onto the stamped piece and use a hot iron to melt the embossing off


6. Ink the stamps, which are still attached to the stamping block, with Distress Oxide inks and over stamp the leaves. It doesn't matter if some of the white parts show up, in fact it looks even better that way.
 


7. Stamp and heat emboss a Fine Butterfly onto vellum, cut it out and attach to the stamped piece.
8. Add words from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 set, using black Archival ink.
9. Distress the edges using a paper distresser, and glue the finished panel onto a white card.
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Embossing inkpad
Distress Oxide inkpads:  Broken China, Peeled Paint
Archival inkpad:  Jet Black

Embossing powder:  Clear and white
Vellum
Large stamping block, or Misti, or any other stamp positioning tool
Non stick craftsheet
Paper distresser
Tiny attacher
 

I love to create simple 1-layer cards like this one!

1. Mask the left and right side of a card, using sticky notes
2. Stamp the Grid Background stamp using a light ink, such as Archival Ink Shadow Grey
3. Add color using Distress inks Evergreen Bough and Rusty Hinge with an ink blending tool


4. Stamp a leaf several times, using black Archival Ink. Stamp over the edges onto the sticky notes
5. Add a sentiment from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 set
6. Remove the sticky notes and add tiny dots of Enamel Accents to finish off the card
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grid Background Stamp
Distress Inkpads:  Evergreen Bough, Rusty Hinge
Archival Inkpads: Shadow Grey, Jet Black

Sticky Notes
Mini Ink Blending Tools
Enamel Accents:  Electric Lime, Cheese Puff
 

On this card I used a resist technique again, watercolored with Distress Stains

1. Stamp the leaves with black Archival Ink


2. Use masking fluid onto the parts that you want to keep white. I used masking fluid, but you could use a white crayon
3. Let the masking fluid dry completely.


4. Watercolor the leaves using Distress Stain Twisted Citron & Mowed Lawn
5. Watercolor the background using Distress Stain Iced Spruce & Weathered Wood. Let dry
6. Add texture to the background using the Crackle Texture stamp with Distress Oxide Iced Spruce
7. Stamp Happy Birthday using stamps from the Simple Circles and Happy Birthday sets with Archival Ink Watering Can and cut out
8. Rub off the dried masking fluid to reveal the white cardstock
9. Distress the edges with the Tonic paper distresser 
10. Glue the cut out pieces in place and adhere the finished panel to a white card
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Crackle Texture Stamp
Archival Inkpads: Jet Black, Watering Can
Distress Stain: Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood
Masking Fluid
Circle punch
Tonic Paper Distresser
 
Thanks for stopping by today!  

New Release Stamps and Stencils

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, August 09, 2017
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Watercolour Wildflowers Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Hi, I'm Heather Telford and I am so happy to be sharing another project on the Darkroom Door blog today.  


 
I used two sets to put this card together; floral images from Wildflowers Vol 2 stamp set and vintage details from Correspondence. I began by taping down a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper so it wouldn't warp too much once wet. Then I spritzed water over it and inked a flower stamp from Wildflowers Vol 2 in spiced marmalade, scattered straw and peeled paint distress stains. I stamped it on the wet watercolour paper then spritzed the paper some more so the colour spread and bled all over the panel. Once it had dried somewhat but was still a bit damp I inked the floral stamp with three flower heads in spiced marmalade and peeled paint. I stamped onto the damp paper and let it dry completely. The result was a soft watery background image. 
 
I un-taped the panel and placed it in a stamp positioner to do the next flowers. I picked the stamp with a single bloom and stamped first the flower head in spiced marmalade, then the base of the petals in rusty hinge and finally the stem and leaves in peeled paint stain. Using the stamp positioner gave me the chance to stamp one colour into the next rather than mix them on the stamp. I bent the head of the same flower stamp then repeated the process again. Once the flowers dried I partially inked the letter, postmark and 'from the desk' stamps from the Correspondence set in vintage photo and added them over the floral stamping. To add to the aged look I splattered some water, vintage photo stain and some gold wink of luna ink over the panel. To assemble the card I wrapped the panel with linen thread, matted it in brown cardstock and attached to a natural card base. 

 
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Wildflowers Vol 2 Rubber Stamp set
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp set
Distress Stains: Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Scattered Straw, Vintage photo
Linen thread
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Brown cardstock
Gold wink of luna pen
 

I used a similar technique to create this scene with cattails. I began by adding stain to a wet piece of watercolour paper, this time scattered straw, spiced marmalade, peeled paint and broken china. I spritzed water over the panel so the colours would soften and fill the background. While the panel was damp but not soaking wet I inked the cattails stamp in vintage photo and peeled paint stain and stamped them a couple of times. The images bled into the damp paper to create the look of movement. Once the panel was dry I stamped again over the top in the same two colours. 
 
To finish the card I wrapped linen thread around the card base and attach the watercolour panel over the top.
 
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Wildflowers Vol 2 Rubber Stamp set
Distress Stains: Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Vintage photo, Broken China
Linen thread
Hot pressed watercolour paper

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Coffee Lovers Cards & Giveaway

Darkroom Door - Saturday, March 25, 2017

 
Hello and happy spring (or autumn for those in the Southern Hemisphere!) all of you coffee loving cardmakers! Autumn with you today to share some inspiration with my favorite coffee stamp set, Coffee Time. As a bonus, anyone who comments on this post will be entered into a random draw to win this stamp set.  *** Giveaway now closed. Winners have been announced at the end of this blog post ***


 
Like everyone else, I have been busy creating backgrounds with the new Distress Oxide ink pads.  Here I first created an inky background with water and regular Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then dipped the panel in watered Walnut Stain Distress Oxide.  Finally, I stamped the Polka Dots texture stamp in Faded Jeans Distress Oxide over the partially wet panel and spritzed it with water, more in some areas to create seepage.  
 
 
I stamped the coffee stains with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide, spritzing the inked stamp before stamping. I gave the background flecks of water for more interest.
 
 
I stamped the coffee mug onto scrap inky paper in Sepia Archival ink.  I used a fine black pen to create some artistic interest and a white Galaxy marker to make the reflection in the coffee.  I cut the rubber apart for the word stamp "take time to smell the coffee".  Because the stamps are cling mounted, they easily fit back together to reform the phrase.  I stamped coffee repeatedly across the background and added a strip of tissue tape.
 
 
To finish I stamped a flower from the Fine Flowers Vol. 2 stamp set with Jet Black Archival ink and then watercolored it.  I used the Galaxy marker to add white to the petals. I fussy cut the flower and used foam tape to mount over the coffee cup.

 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Coffee Time Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Texture Stamp
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo 
Distress Oxide Ink: Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans 
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
White Galaxy Marker
Tissue Tape
Foam Tape
Watercolour Card
 
 
For my next card, I centered my design around the takeout cup and used a few die cuts to add dimension.
 
 
To create this background, I dipped my panel into water and regular Vintage Photo Distress Ink, then layered by dipping into puddled Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxides. I inked my sentiment with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide, spritzing with water before stamping each time. When all of the stamping was done, I gave the panel a spritz of water to make sure the chalky look of the Oxides came through. I layered with a dyed ribbon and doily die cut.
 
 
I created a bundle with a handmade flower, a die cut label and vines with a bundle of string beneath.  

 
Here you can see the beautiful chalky background. I applied stickers over the label to for my focal sentiment.
 
 
I stamped the cup in Jet Black Archival ink onto scrap inky paper. I used the Galaxy marker to make the highlights on the cup lid. I finished the card off with splashes of watery gesso.

Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Coffee Time Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide Ink: Walnut Stain , Fossilized Amber, Cracked Pistachio
Various Die Cuts
White Galaxy Marker
Sentiment Stickers
Twine
Foam Tape
Watercolour Card
 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to experiment with mixed media cardmaking. Remember to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win the Coffee Time stamp set. The winner will be announced on April 2nd, 2017! 


WINNERS!! Congratulations to the following 3 commenters: 


jackie P neal: Omg- I absolutely love these stamps- coffee is my drink #CoffeeLove 
Autumn did a beautiful job creating both of these cards with this stamp set! The layering and just the right amount of color added to the stamps- perfect marriage! Bravo Autumn! 
Linda KAddicted to coffee so of course I not only love these gorgeous cards but also that fabulous stamp set! Thanks so much for a chance to win this set :)
SammibugOh wow this card is stunning! The background alone is gorgeous! Now I must have these Tim Holtz distress Oxides! Can't wait for them to arrive in stores, here! Thanks for sharing and for the wonderful inspiration! Thanks, also, for the chance to win this fabulous stamp set!
If this is your name and comment, please email your mailing address to: info@darkroomdoor.com and we will send a Coffee Time Stamp Set out to you :) 
Thanks again to everyone who took the time to leave a comment! 



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