Wedding Sentiments Cards

Darkroom Door - Sunday, March 24, 2019

Hi there, it's Heather Telford, happy to be back on the Darkroom Door blog with some wedding themed cards today. I incorporated the Tall Flowers and the Nature Walk set again because they are so beautiful and work so well behind the versatile Wedding Sentiments Stamp.



Instructions: 
1. Spritz water generously over hot pressed watercolour paper panel.
2. Ink daisy stamp in wild honey and forest moss distress inks.
3. Stamp onto wet panel, restamp several times without re-inking to get paler images.
4. If images are not bleeding into surrounding area add more water.
5. Blot panel dry with paper towel then let dry completely.
6. Stamp wedding sentiment stamp on vellum in versamark ink, emboss in gold powder
7. Wrap vellum strip around flower panel and attach to card base.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Tall Flowers Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wedding Sentiments Stamp
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Vellum
Versamark ink
Gold embossing powder
Distress inks: Wild Honey, Forest Moss


Instructions: 
1. Stamp delicate flower from Nature Walk set in versamark ink across watercolour paper panel. Emboss in silver powder
2. Ink same stamp in Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink, spritz with water then stamp across panel to get gradually paler images.
3. Repeat step 2 with Milled Lavender ink.
4. Isolate desired sentiment from Wedding Sentiments Stamp by placing tape over adjacent sentiments. Ink with versamark, remove tape and stamp on watercolour paper strip, emboss with silver powder
5. Sponge Milled Lavender ink around edge of sentiment
6. Wrap silver ribbon around stamped panel, attach sentiment over top and pop up centre of sentiment panel with foam.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Nature Walk Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wedding Sentiments Stamp
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Versamark ink
Silver embossing powder
Distress inks: Milled Lavender, Blueprint Sketch, Frayed Burlap
silver ribbon


Instructions: 
1. Ink tall daisy stamp in worn lipstick, abandoned coral, forest moss and peeled paint distress ink, spritz lightly with water and stamp in centre of hot pressed watercolour paper panel.
2. Stamp daisy on masking paper three times, cut out and position one over stamped image.
3. Stamp daisy again to the right and to the left of original image.
4. Blend stamping with water and brush to fill in some of the outline image. Dry panel and cover daisies with masks.
5. Ink Woodgrain Background Stamp in weathered wood and frayed burlap distress inks, stamp then blend with water,
6. Tape off either side of chosen sentiment on Wedding Sentiments Stamp, ink with shady lane versafine ink, remove tape, stamp on strip of watercolour paper.
7. Punch holes in sentiment strip, attach linen threads, fasten to back of stamped panel
8. Attach panel to card base with foam backing.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Tall Flowers Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wedding Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Hot pressed watercolour paper
Masking paper
Versafine Clair Ink: shady lane
Distress inks: worn lipstick, abandoned coral, forest moss, peeled paint, weathered wood, frayed burlap
linen twine
fun foam

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Helen

Anniversary Sentiments Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Hi, Connie Mercer here today with 4 ideas using the new Anniversary Sentiments Stamp. This is the coolest stamp ever, easy to store and 13 sentiments on one stamp strip. You can cut it apart or leave it as one stamp (that is what I did). Lots of options! As you will see in my creative examples, you can mix and match the sentiments to meet the needs of your project. 

Take a look at the first card:



Instructions:
1. Place small circle stencil over card front and add color. I used Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio.  
2. Splat the card front with Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise Ink Spray.  Dry with heat tool.
3. Mat card front on coordinating cardstock and then mat on folded card base.  I used turquoise cardstock.
4. Stamp small birds from the Garden Birds Stamp Set on white cardstock.
5. Add color with Archival inks (listed below).
6. Trim out the birds after the colour was added. These can be water coloured, markers or ink, you choose.
7. Stamp under the circle leaves and branches.  Making a place for the birds to sit.
8. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim out.
9. Mat with coloured cardstock and adhere to card front.
10. Add birds with dimensional foam squares.
11. Wrap twine or jute around top of card and tie a small bow.
12. Add more splats if you like.


Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol.1 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Small Circle Stencil Set
Dylusions Ink Spray: Vibrant Turquoise
Distress Ink: Cracked Pistachio
Archival Ink: Coffee, Fern Green and Jet Black (for birds)


Instructions:
1. Stamp the World Map Background Stamp on white cardstock with Archival Cobalt ink.
2. Shade background with Cobalt and Dandelion Archival ink. 
3. Stamp the car and trailer on the background (card front) that was created.  I used Jet Black but the images looks gray.
4. Using the large Mesh stencil and Cobalt ink apply in random spots on the car front. Over car and trailer too.
5. Add yellow hearts to trailer. ( I used watered down acrylic yellow paint).  You can use markers or ink also.
6. Stamp balloons coming from the trailer. 
7. Colour in the balloons with watered down ink or paint.
8. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim out as a flag. I used Cobalt ink.
9. Using dimensional foam squares, attach the flag to the balloons. 
10. Attach card front to a coordinating cardstock colour (I used grey) with dimensional foam squares.
11. Attach card front to folded white cardstock base.
12. Splat black and yellow acrylic paint (watered down slightly) to card front.  I have always used an old toothbrush for this. You have great control of he splat.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Caravans Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Birthday 10th Anniversary Stamp
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cobalt, Dandelion
Acrylic paint: yellow & black (splats)
old toothbrush             


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Arrows Background Stamp using Blueprint Sketch Distress ink on white cardstock.
2. Adhere the background to yellow cardstock with dimensional foam squares.
3. Adhere the card front to a folded white cardstock base.
4. Stamp the Motorcycle and one section of the Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink.
5. Trim the Bold Arrow out.
6. Trim the Motorcycle to a rectangle shape and mat on blue cardstock.
7. Stamp the Bold Arrow in Barn Door and Mustard Seed Distress Ink and trim out.
8. Adhere the Motorcycle rectangle to the card front.
9. Adhere the blue and red Bold Arrow to the card front.
10. Adhere the yellow Bold Arrow over the other two Bold Arrows with dimensional foam squares.
11. Stamp sentiments on white cardstock with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.
12. Emboss with clear coat embossing powder.
13. Mat sentiments on blue cardstock and adhere to card front.
14. Spackle card front with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.
15. Stamp with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink and the straight stitch stamp along the left side of the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Classic Motorcycles Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Arrows Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp
Distress Oxide Ink: Black Soot
Distress Ink: Barn Door, Blueprint Sketch and Mustard Seed
Embossing powder: clear coat

My last project is a tag. This could be used as a book mark or a gift tag. These could be created in advance for future use because of the way the Sentiment Stamp is designed.  What I mean by that is you can highlight any sentiment you wish for the occasion. Let me show you what I mean...


Instructions:
Creating the tag.
1. Stamp two tags on white cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink.


2. Looking at the diagram above you can see where I made the cut and then adhered the second tag to the first one after trimming both tags out.
3. Shade around the extended tag with black ink.
4. Cut out the tag hole (from the second tag) and staple it on the extended tag.
5. Use a craft knife or small scissors to cut out the inside of the tag hole.
6. The Sentiment strip is then added to the front of the extended tag.
7. The extended tag is shaded with black ink around the edges.
8. Using the Large Mesh stencil and black ink the stencil was applied in random spots to give a distressed look.
9. The birds and heart are stamped out on white cardstock.
10. Colour is added with Archival inks and then the images are trimmed out.
11. Add the images to the bottom of the tag.
12. Highlight the sentiments you want to use. 
13. Add twine or jute to pick up the colors used in the extended tag.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fun & Games Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tags Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Distress Oxide Ink: Peeled Paint
Archival Ink: Cobalt, Jet Black, Potting Soil and Red Geranium

I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! As you can see, the Anniversary Sentiments Stamp is useful for so many different types of cards and projects and works well with lots of different Darkroom Door stamps! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Mercer

Thank You Sentiments Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, July 05, 2018
Hi, Connie Mercer here to share with you a couple of greeting cards created using the Thank You Sentiments Stamp. This stamp is such a brilliant design. I love the fact that you can use it as a background stamp too. So versatile!!!



Instructions:
1. Stamp the Sentiment Stamp two times, side by side on white cardstock. Trim out the section you would like to be your background for the card. Adhere it to coloured cardstock and adhere to the card base.

2. Stamp out the little bird from the Garden Birds Stamp Set, shade it with colour and trim it out. Adhere it to the card front.

3. Stamp the sentiment out on white cardstock. Trim out and mat it on the same colour of cardstock chosen for the mat. Speckle with black ink.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Saffron, Potting Soil and Cornflower Blue.

The next card is a fun creation!! Using the same principal just in a different way.


Instructions
1. Stamp the Thank You Sentiments Stamp on white cardstock. Trim out six words and shade with ink.

2. Stamp the Mini mason Jar on white cardstock and trim out. Shade the inside with ink. Stamp the small heart close to the bottom of the mason jar. Add the Thank You sentiments inside the jar. Mat on black cardstock then mat on blue cardstock and adhere to the card base. 

3. Add the Thank You under the jar. Add the word "jar!" with stickers. Speckle with white ink or paint.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Cornflower Blue, Red Geranium and Jet Black
Stickers
White paint 

This next card is a small, quick card that is perfect for tucking into a gift bag. The card base is about a 4" x 4".


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Thank You Sentiments Stamp two times, side by side. Trim out a 3" x 3" section. Mat it on coloured cardstock, with foam squares for added dimension. Mount that piece on to a coordinating piece of cardstock and that will be adhered to the card base.  

2. Stamp the small Succulent out on white cardstock. Using two different colour inks, randomly ink up the stamp. Trim out and adhere to the card front. Speckle with black ink.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiment Stamp
Darkroom Door Succulents Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Fern Green and Plum.
Button

Thanks for stopping by!

Connie Mercer

Baby Sentiment Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, June 28, 2018
Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here today to share some projects featuring the brand new Baby Sentiment Stamp! In my opinion the new Sentiment Stamps are a great addition to the Darkroom Door collection. I love the narrow strips of text!

Below I’m showing you a few cards on which I used the stamp entirely as well as some cards on which I used parts of the stamp.



Instructions

1. Ink up the Triangles Background Stamp with Distress Ink Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Iced Spruce. Tap straight onto the stamp with the inkpads. Spray with water and put a panel of watercolour paper on top to make a print. Set aside to dry.

2. Overstamp the print with the Stitched Threads Frame Stamp using black ink. Trim the panel to size and distress the edges with a paper distresser.

3. Stamp various sentiments from the Baby Sentiment Stamps using Distress Ink Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio and Broken China. Cut out and distress the edges with a paper distresser.


4. Assemble the card as shown. ‘Pin’ the sentiments to the ‘notice-board’ using enamel dots.

5. Add black stamping using small stamps from the Hello Baby Vol 1 set.

Here are two cards using the stamp as a strip: 


Instructions

1. Fold 2 cards from a sheet of Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper. Start by stamping a pattern on the cards using small stamps. The spiral is from the Grunge Marks set, the flower is from the Whimsical Words set. Use a light-colored pink ink. Start stamping in the centre of the cards and work your way to the edges.

2. Stamp the Baby Sentiment Stamp on top using black ink. 


3. Round the bottom corners with a corner chomper.

4. Finish the cards off by wrapping black thread around the front of the cards. Decorate with a matching embellishment.


Instructions 

1. Cut a 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4”) panel out of Ranger Watercolor Paper. Stamp a background with the Triangles Background Stamp as described above.

2. Stamp the Baby Sentiment Stamp on vellum using black ink and trim to size. Wrap the strip of vellum around the card and attach to the back of the card.

3. Mark the word ‘sweet’ with pink thread as shown. Attach it to the card using a mini wooden clothes peg.

Supplies

Darkroom Door: Baby Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door: Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door: Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door: Hello Baby Vol 1 Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door: Grunge Marks Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door: Whimsical Words Rubber Stamps
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Pink Peony
Distress Inks: Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce
Lawn Fawn: Lawn Fawndamentals Ballet Slippers
Ranger: Watercolor Paper
Ranger: Specialty Stamping Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

New Release May 2018

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 16, 2018
We'd like to introduce NEW Stamps & New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist!  


Our NEW Sentiment Stamps are a strip of different sentiments that can be used as an entire strip or you can cut each sentiment into individual stamps! The choice is yours! The different sizes of sentiments give you lots of options for fitting them onto your cards and tags. 

Sentiment stamps measure approximately 178mm x 36mm (7" x 1.4")  




Our NEW Small Stencils can be used on their own to create quirky fun backgrounds and they also conveniently match the Collage Stamps with the same name. Simply stamp the Collage Stamp first and place the stencil over the top to sponge ink through the stencil. It's a great way to colour the stamped image quickly and easily!


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