Floral Post Collage Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 06, 2012

Happy Friday everyone! We have some great projects to share with you today using the Floral Post Collage Stamp!


Michelle has created an awesome ATC:


Details from Michelle:

I stamped the Floral Post Collage Stamp onto patterned paper with Archival (Plum). I distressed the edges with Distress Ink (Mustard Seed) and swiped the edges with a black inkpad. I dipped the corners directly into Inka Gold. On some card stock I stamped the butterfly stamp and heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then fussy cut the image out. I added an image from Love Letters Montage and a sentiment from Prague Vol 2 Wordstrips.


Teresa has created this fun card:

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Details from Teresa:

Although the beautiful handwriting on this Floral Post stamp screamed vintage to me, I thought I'd challenge myself and create something in brighter colours. The twine I've added reminds me of bundles of old postcards and letters you might find in an attic. I applied some Flowersoft to the flowers to brighten everything up a little and tie it in to the colourful patterned papers I've used.

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Michelle has also altered a wood block:


Details from Michelle:

I found this off-cut of wood lying around and decided to turn it into an ornament. First I covered the entire surface in Inka Gold. I'm not one to get the paints out and make time consuming messy projects, so I loved that it very easily swiped on and gave excellent coverage, no mess and no clean-up!. I sat it in front of the heater for 5 minutes then I stamped the Floral Post on the top, front and back with Brilliance ink and heat set. I used the Friends Collage for the sides. I found some ribbon offcuts to wrap around the ornament (including an old Easter Egg ribbon bow!) and found a trinket from my stash which I framed a Love Letters Montage image in. I added a variety of Viva la Flora Montage images to the ornament and a Photobooth image which I fussy cut. I finished by using a variety of Wordstrips and some paper flowers.


Pretty neat huh! And I have created a simple card:


Details from Rachel:

I have a drawer full of backgrounds that I've created with Alcohol Inks or Distress Inks just waiting to be used, so I pulled one out that was created using a few different colours of Alcohol Inks. Stamped the Floral Post on top and found another background piece that had a few different colours and stamped the Floral Post onto that piece as well. I used the second piece to cut out the flowers, postage stamp and the postmark. (TOP TIP: the postmark fits a 7/8" circle punch perfectly!) Adhered those pieces on top of the first stamped background and put it all onto a red card.

Hope you've enjoyed these ideas with the Floral Post stamp! Have a great weekend!

Bright Ideas with Mr Bright Idea Collage Stamp!

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 04, 2012

This stamp is one of my favourites from our Collage Stamp series...


Mr Bright Idea is all about crazy fun - the weird, the wonderful and whacky! Where all sorts of elements collide to create a fictional character who is a little bit pompus, a little bit regal and a whole lot of steampunk! The way he's been designed allows for a lot of creativity when using this stamp. You can layer, add metal embellishments and highlight all sorts of bits and pieces. And I'm sure we all have someone in our lives who always comes up with the bright ideas (or at least *think* they do! ;) so this stamp is perfect for them!

Let's see what the Creative Team have come up with...


Details from Rachel:

I used the Crayon Resist technique for this one - stamped the image in Archival Jet Black then coloured in the hands and lightbulb with a white crayon. Afterwards I sponged Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Crushed Olive) over the top. I stamped an extra top hat and #31 and large clock to layer them on top with 3D foam adhesive. Added some metal embellishments (Tim Holtz Idea-ology)  to finish it off!

Here's a tag by Teresa:


Details from Teresa:

The new collage stamps are the perfect width for the size 8 tags! This image is fantastic for Steampunk projects - a good opportunity to get grungy and metallic. I punched a circle from acetate and tore it in a zig-zag to look like broken glass. I then gave it a coat of Glossy Accents to make it shine and contrast with the rest of the tag.


A warm card from Michelle:


Supplies used:
Scratches Background Stamp
Mr Bright Idea Collage Stamp
Prague Vol 2 Wordstrip
Distress Inks (Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint)
Jet Black Ink


One more card from Teresa:


Details from Teresa:

Here I've stamped the image directly onto some glassine paper. Because of the waxy nature of the glassine paper, I had to attach it to the card by stitching and stapling it as no glue would work! The cogs are chipboard sponged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink and then some patchy embossing powder to resemble rust.


Hope you've enjoyed these ideas with Mr Bright Idea!!

Butterfly Garden Collage Stamp ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 02, 2012

 Happy Monday! Today we have some gorgeous cards to share with you using the new Butterfly Collage stamp! Lets' take a look... first up is a card by Teresa:


Details from Teresa:

Fussy cutting elements from these collage stamps makes it incredibly easy to create a layered dimensional focal area for a card or other project. All I've done here is stamp the Butterfly Garden collage stamp onto some patterned paper, cut out some butterflies, added some flowers and finished off with a light sponging of ink and some glitter. The butterflies and fern fronds were coloured with Distress Markers.


Isn't it beautiful! Here's a card by Godelieve:


Details from Godelieve:

It is a quick and easy 1 layer card. I masked the frame with post-it notes and used the crayon resist technique with Distress inks. Here's a step by step:


1. Stamp image onto white cardstock with black ink.


2. Colour butterflies with an oil pastel.


3. Sponge over the stamped image with Distress Inks.


4. Embellish with Viva Decor Pearl Pens. All you do is squeeze a little bit of the liquid pearl from the tube to form a round drop. Allow to dry (depending on the size of the droplet, it takes about 10-30 minutes to dry). Adds a nice touch to your projects!


 And last up, here's a card from Rachel:

Details from Rachel:

Stamp the Butterfly Collage onto white cardstock with Jet Black Archival ink. Sponge over the top with Distress Inks. Add some glossy accents to the fern fronds to give it a little dimension and shine. Stamp the butterflies onto a scrap piece of white cardstock, trim each butterfly out and adhere to the main image with a little bit of glossy accents down the body to allow the wings to stand up.

Hope you've enjoyed these cards!

Explore Collage Stamp ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 29, 2012

Today we have a couple of cards to share with you using the new Explore Collage Stamp. This stamp is all about adventure...finding your way... exploring the world...finding your own paradise.


Details from Rachel:

I stamped the Explore Collage stamp onto matt white cardstock with Jet Black Archival ink. Then using a wax crayon, I coloured in areas where I wanted the background to remain white. I then sponged a combination of Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap and Stormy Sky Distress Inks over the top. Since the Distress Ink is a waterbased ink, it will resist the crayon, so the ink will only colour areas where there is no crayon. It gives a nice highlight effect!

Here's a card from Teresa:


Details from Teresa:

This collage stamp has lots of wonderful elements that lend themselves toward a masculine card. I stamped the image in Coffee Archival ink directly onto a size 8 buff tag, covered it with Frayed Burlap Distress Stain, and then sponged over it with various brown shades of Distress Ink. After spattering some water onto it to create the droplet effect, I sprayed it with Goosebumps texture spray. The tag is layered onto some scrunched glassine paper. The overall effect is of a leathery, aged piece of ephemera, and given the images on the stamp, I thought would make a brilliant farewell card for a male colleague who is leaving work to explore the world. The bon voyage is from the All Occasions set, and the arrow is from a pack of Grungeboard shapes.

Here's another cool thing about this stamp... the compass is sized the same as the compass in the Sail Away stamp set, so if you'd like to use the Explore stamp with the full compass, you can do so by combining both of those stamps. You can see an example here on the cover of my Stamping Cruise 2102 album:


Hope you liked these few ideas using the Explore Collage stamp... wishing you all a fabulous weekend!

- Rachel

Music Collage Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 08, 2012

Today we have a couple of cards to share with you using the new Music Collage Stamp. Here's a stunning black and white card from Godelieve:


 Godelieve has combined the Music Collage with some stamps from the Harmony stamp set. Godelieve has a Black and White card series on her blog, you can check out some of her other Black and White cards here.


For my card, I stamped the image twice and used one for the background, then trimmed out several of the panels to layer on top.



Of course this means you could use any of the panels individually for ATC's and other projects too!

Hope you liked these few ideas... wishing you all a fabulous weekend! Don't forget, if you're going to the Scrapbook Expo this weekend - please drop by the Darkroom Door stand! I'll be demonstrating all weekend and would love to see you!

Friends Collage Stamp ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 04, 2012

It's time to start sharing some cards and projects using our new Collage Stamps! Godelieve and Michelle have created some beautiful cards using the Friends Collage stamp:


Details from Godelieve:
I stamped the collage image with Ranger Archival Ink #Jet Black, colored it with a bunch of Distress Markers.
Distress inkpads were used to distress the background and edges.
I added words from the Sweet Treats Word Strips, a punched heart and a button with ribbon to finish off the card.



So gorgeous!! Here's another great card by Michelle:


Michelle used the following supplies:
Friends Collage Stamp
Ranger Archival Plum
Prague Vol 1 Wordstrips

Kaiser Paper


Beautiful projects!!

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