Snowflakes Cards and Ornament

Darkroom Door - Monday, October 31, 2016
Hi there, Suzz Czosek here today. I am sharing 3 different cards and an ornament that I have created using the Snowflakes Background Stamp! This stamp is so versatile and had me thinking of how I could bring winter to some of my favorite Darkroom Door stamp scenes. 

I'm in love with the new Wild Africa series and the Lion spoke to me. I created a card based on him in the winter.  I was very inspired by Aslan from Narnia in the C.S. Lewis series. 
 

 
Instructions: 
1. Stamp Reading sentiment from Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set onto white background using Jet Black Archival ink. 
2. Stamp the Snowflake Background over the stamped sentiment using Distress Embossing Ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. 
3. Sponge on Tumbled Glass Distress ink over Snowflakes and sentiment.  
4. Stamp Lion from Wild Africa Volume 2 Stamp Set in Jet Black Archival ink on tissue paper. 
5. Stamp street lights from Montmartre Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival ink on tissue paper. 
6. Apply collage medium to background and tear out street light and cut out lion and apply to background. Apply collage medium over top of tissue paper as well to seal the images. The images will tear once wet and are difficult to move so be careful when placing them on your background. The edges will not show of the tissue paper as the medium will seal them and make them clear. 
7. Mount background to black card base. 

Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Snowflakes Background Stamp

Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Montmartre Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Distress Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder: Clear
Distress Collage Medium: Matte

I decided it would be fun to create a rustic card featuring the Old Truck with a snowy background. 
 
 
Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Woodgrain Background stamp with Vintage Photo Distress ink on white cardstock. 
2. Paint the Snowflakes stamp with white acrylic paint. Stamp over the Woodgrain background. Clean stamp with water to remove all paint. 
3. After the paint has dried, drag Vintage Photo Distress ink pad down across the stamped image and snowflakes to create more streaks of brown ink. Sponge and wipe off excess ink with ink blending tool and wipe. Repeat until you get the effect you desire with the snowflakes and the background. 
4.  Stamp Old Truck Photo Stamp using Jet Black ink on white cardstock. Cut out truck. 
5. Color truck with watercolor pencils and water brush. After dry sponge edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. 
6. Dye piece of burlap with brown and gold dye inks and Distress Spray Stains. Let dry. 
7. Stamp words and postmark from Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set using Vintage Photo ink on white cardstock. Cut out.
8. Assemble card by layering background on white card base.  
9. Place burlap on background. Add twine in circle around burlap. Staple to the card. Add pop dots to truck and place on burlap. Accent with stars and postmark.  
10. Add sentiments with pop dots. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Snowflakes Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Old Truck Photo Stamp
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Distress Paint: Picket Fence
Ink Blending Tool
Watercolour Pencils
Aquash Brush 
Distress Spray Stain: Tarnished Brass, Vintage Photo

I love non-traditional colors for holiday cards as they add a fun and quirky twist to a card.  I decided to try out a coral holiday card using the Snowflakes Background Stamp with the Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set. 
 
 
Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Snowflakes Background using Distress Embossing ink on white background. Heat emboss using Bridal Tinsel embossing powder which is an iridescent embossing powder. The embossing powder doesn't show up in the pictures as shimmering but it has a beautiful shimmer. 
 
Here is a picture of the same embossed background in a variety of colors to give you an idea of the variety of backgrounds you could create. 

 
2. Ink up reindeer stamp from the Christmas Reindeer set with silver ink. Leave stamp facing up with ink on it and kiss the stamp with the snowflake stamp to remove a touch of the silver ink from the reindeer stamp.  Then stamp the reindeer image on white cardstock.  
3. Cut out reindeer. Ink up stamped image with Distress Embossing Ink and emboss using Bridal Tinsel embossing powder. 
4. Tie tiny bell to reindeer. 
5. Stamp Believe sentiment using Hickory Smoke ink. Cut out and apply silver glitter around the edges.  
6. Die cut branches. Apply silver glitter. 
7. Assemble card. Mount background on white card base. Cut doily and place in corner. Attach silvery branches on the bottom. Pop dot reindeer and place on branches and doily. Attach sentiment. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Snowflakes Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Embossing Ink Pad
Embossing Powder: Bridal Tinsel

Distress Inks: Hickory Smoke
Distress Dry Glitter

I love creating ornaments for the holidays that I can attach to gifts or give as a gift. The Snowflakes Background Stamp had me thinking of a three dimensional snowflake. 
 
 
Instructions: 
1. Die cut 6 snowflakes from white cardstock.  
2. Decide what color you want your snowflake to be and sponge over the back of the snowflake with the color of choice. Heat set the color on the back before moving on. This will help when you go to assemble your snowflake. 
3. Stamp snowflake background on the fronts of the die cut snowflakes using Distress Embossing ink. Heat emboss with Bridal Tinsel embossing powder. (You can use clear embossing powder as well, the tinsel just adds a shimmer)
4. Apply the dye ink over your embossed snowflakes. You can either sponge on the dye ink or drag the ink pad directly over your snowflake and sponge over it to apply it evenly. Use a paper cloth to rub off excess on your stamped snowflakes. 


5. Score and fold snowflakes in half. Repeat on all snowflakes making sure the are aligned the same way when scoring them. 
6. Apply adhesive and start connecting the snowflakes together. Repeat until last snowflake is ready to go. 


7. Prepare string with charm. I put glue on my string and covered it in a fine glitter to add a shimmer to my string. You can use whatever you would like for hanging your ornament. Take the string and slide the charm on the string and then loop it in a circle and tie it with a double note and then lay the looped string in the centre of your snowflake before putting the last snowflake together. I used tape, glue stick and touches of tacky glue. Work with what seals best for your to put these together. You could also die cut adhesive sheets to use between the snowflakes. 
 
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Snowflakes Background Stamp
Sizzix Tim Holtz Layered Snowflake Die
Distress Embossing Ink Pad
Embossing Powder: Bridal Tinsel

Distress Inks: Hickory Smoke
Distress Dry Glitter

Thanks for stopping by! 
 

Three Abstract Triangles Background Cards

Darkroom Door - Saturday, October 29, 2016
Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here. Today I have three cards to share that I’ve made with the new Abstract Triangles Background Stamp. I’m a big fan of the Darkroom Door Background Stamps and I’m sure I’ll add this new one to my list of favourites too! It’s a very versatile stamp. I used it for a flower card as well as for Christmas cards. 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Abstract Triangles Background Stamp on a 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6”) watercolour paper panel using Distress Embossing Ink. Heat emboss the print with WOW embossing powder Opaque Bright White.
2.Paint a yellow line as shown with Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade using a water brush.
3. Colour the surface above the yellow line entirely with Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio. The embossing works as a resist.
4. Stamp the caravan and two small trees on scraps of paper with Archival Ink Jet Black and cut out. Tip: With large stamps  (background stamps) and solid stamps (the caravan) I’m always using my MISTI tool nowadays. The MISITI allows me to make as many prints as necessary for a crisp result. 
5. Add shading to the windows of the caravan using Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio.


6. Stamp the Abstract Triangles Background Stamp again using Distress Embossing Ink. Heat emboss with WOW embossing powder  Metallic Gold Rich. Cut a triangle/tree out of that print.
7.  Cut a tree trunk out of white paper. Assemble tree and trunk and decorate the tree with a strip of washi tape . Wrap black hemp cord around the tree, make a bow at the front. 
8. Glue the caravan, the tree and small trees to the panel as shown.
9. Stamp a Christmas wish to the bottom left corner.
10. Attach the stamped panel to a white card.

Here another card I created using the same technique.


It took me a while to colour the card bellow but it was definitely worth the effort, I love the effect ☺


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Abstract Triangles Background Stamp on a watercolour paper panel using Distress Embossing Ink. Heat emboss the print with WOW embossing powder Opaque Bright White. 
2. Colour the print as shown with different colours of Distress Ink using a small water brush. Leave some of the triangles blank.  Tip: embossed prints make colouring within the lines much easier.
3. Trim the print to a 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6”) panel.  Put one of the leftover strips aside to use as an embellishment.


4. Stamp one of the Carved Flowers with Distress Embossing Ink, heat emboss with WOW Embossing Powder White Puff Special and cut out.
5. Attach the flower to the card. Put pink scrappers floss and the leftover strip behind the flower.
6. Glue a bead to the flower centre
7. Attach the stamped panel to a white card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Abstract Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Caravans Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Twisted Citron, Iced Spruce
Dina Wakley Media: printed paper tape
Crate Paper: Snow and Cocoa Christmas Pom Poms
WOW embossing powders: Opaque Bright White, White Puff Special, Metallic Gold Rich

Thanks for stopping by!

Tribal Background Stamp cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, October 27, 2016

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share two cards I have created using the awesome new Tribal Background Stamp.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 10.5cm x 30cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 14.5cm. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Tribal Background Stamp. Stamp on the white cardstock. Allow the ink to dry or give it a quick blast with a heat gun. Apply Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges with an ink blending tool. Stick down on the black cardstock base.
3. Use the Jet Black ink to stamp the giraffe from the Wild Africa Vol. 1 Stamp Set and three tags from the Tags Stamp Set on smooth white cardstock. Fussy cut each image. Punch holes in the ends of the tags. Arrange the tags and attach to the card front. Add the giraffe with 3D foam. Cut off the excess that overhangs the side of the card.


4. Stamp a number from the Big Numbers Stamp Set on white cardstock using Tree Branch Archival Ink. Fussy cut the number and add to the card with 3D foam. Stamp the sentiment from the Wild Africa set and cut out the word ‘wild’. Add to the card with 3D foam. Tie some ribbon on the tags.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Tribal Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tags Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Big Numbers Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Tree Branch
Distress Ink Black Soot


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of green cardstock 16cm x 23cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock to fit in a MISTI (or other stamp positioning system). Line up the Tribal Background stamp with the cardstock. Use Faber Castell Stamper’s Big Brush Pensto colour one line of pattern at a time to create a rainbow effect. Spritz very lightly with water before stamping on the cardstock. Once all lines of pattern have been stamped remove the cardstock from the MISTI and dry with a heat gun. Cut around the patterned background. Distress the edges and ink with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Stick down on the cardstock base.
3. Repeat this process with the zebra stamp from the Wild Africa Vol. 1 set to create a technicolour zebra. Dry with a heat gun before fussy cutting. Add to the background with 3D foam.
4. Stamp another line of pattern from the Tribal Background using the Faber Castell pens. Cut out the pattern strip and add to the base of the zebra with 3D foam.
5. Stamp some of the weeds from the Home Sweet home set using the Faber Castell pens. Fussy cut and add to the area around the zebra’s hooves.
6. Stamp the word ‘Wild’ from a sentiment in the Wild Africa Vol. 1 set using the pens. Add a chipboard speech bubble to the card. Glue the ‘wild’ word on top. Stamp the ‘Party Time!’ quote from the Party Time set using Jet Black ink. Cut out and glue onto the card on the extra Tribal strip.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Tribal Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Party Time Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet home Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade
Misti Original
Faber Castell Stamper’s Big Brush Pens

Thanks for stopping by! 

3 ways with Giraffe Background Stamp

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share three cards I have created using the fabulous new Giraffe Background Stamp and using a watercolour effect with Distress Inks.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 14.5cm. Apply Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge and Wild Honey Distress Inks onto the Giraffe Background Stamp to create an ombre effect. (ie. darkest colour at the top, lightest colour at the bottom). Spritz with a very light mist of water. Stamp on the cardstock. Use a wet paintbrush to ‘smooth out’ the stamped image. This also adds to the watercolour effect. Allow to dry.
2. Use an ink blending tool to apply the Wild Honey ink to this piece bringing it almost all the way in from the sides. Next apply the Rusty Hinge ink but not bringing it in quite as far. Finally apply the Brushed Corduroy ink just on the edges. Distress the edges and apply the Brushed Corduroy ink again.
3. Stamp the filmstrip from the Photography Rubber Stamp Set three times onto smooth white cardstock using Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. Fussy cut all three images. Once the black ink is dry, apply some Rusty Hinge ink with the ink blending tool. Arrange the three filmstrips and staple together. Staple or tape them to the giraffe background piece.


4. On smooth white cardstock and using the Jet Black ink, stamp the giraffe, hoof prints and sentiments from the Wild Africa Vol. 1 Stamp Set as well as three stars from the Stars Stamp Set. Fussy cut all images. Add all images to the card with 3D foam as well as a coil of black wire thread or twine.
5. Cut a piece of black cardstock 15cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base. Attach the card front to the base.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Giraffe Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey

The giraffe seems to be a popular image for baby toys and clothing so I was inspired to create two cute baby cards. They were both created in the same way but using different inks for a girl and boy card.


Instructions: 
1. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 14.5cm. Apply Picked Raspberry Tim Holtz Distress Ink to the Giraffe Background Stamp. Spritz lightly with water and stamp onto the cardstock. Use a wet paintbrush to blend the ink on the stamped images and to create a watercolour look.
2. Use the Picked Raspberry ink to stamp the giraffe, hearts and quotes onto smooth white cardstock. Allow the ink to dry and then fussy cut each image.
3. Punch a 2” circle from white cardstock and glue onto a crochet doily. Add to the card front.
4. Add all other images using 3D foam behind some to create extra dimension.
5. Cut another piece of white cardstock 15cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base. Attach the card front to the base.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Giraffe Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink Picked Raspberry

Here’s the baby boy version.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Giraffe Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink Broken China

Thanks for stopping by! 

African Trees Card

Darkroom Door - Monday, October 24, 2016

Hi there, Joy Taylor here bringing you a simple technique card and pretty much a one layered card. I just adore the latest release from Darkroom Door called Wild Africa, so many possibilities with this release and I am sure you have been seeing loads of inspiration here on the blog and around cyber world.


I took a piece of white card stock, that I taped around the edge to mask off, just eyeballing this, then using Tim Holtz distress inks and applied Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Dried Marigold and Mustard seed, I applied each of these colours fairly heavily, going back and forth between colours so they would blend nicely together, once I was happy with the overall effect, I took off the masking and took out the stamps from the African Trees, I positioned them where I wanted the layout of the scene to be, starting out with one of the trees. I chose to put the masking back on one side of the card stock as I wanted the tree to once inked and stamped to be contained only onto the blended part, so inking up the stamp I stamped out the tree and removed the masking. I then stamped out the giraffes to the other side of the trees as if they were running through the African landscape. I finished off the stamping by stamping out the birds flying in the sunset sky, next was to add some sentiments, by which I took from the word strips, adding 3 of these throughout the scene. Mounted the panel to a white card base and the card was complete.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door African Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 2 Wordstrips
Distress Inks: Seedless Preserves, Fired Brick, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
A5 Smooth white cardstock

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blended Distress Technique Video

Darkroom Door - Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hello! It's Rachel Greig here today with a tutorial showing how to use a blended distress technique with the Giraffe Background Stamp


I used three different Distress Inks on the Giraffe Background Stamp to create a more realistic colouring effect. To see the tutorial, please click on the image below: 


Supplies Used: 
Darkroom Door Giraffe Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Scattered Straw
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
Fine Aquash Brush
Mister Bottle
Background Stamping Block
Mixed Media Cardstock
A5 Kraft Cardstock
Kraft Tag #5
Crinkle Ribbon
Non-stick craft sheet

I hope you'll try this technique! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Window Aperture Card Tutorial Video

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hello! It's Rachel Greig here today with a tutorial showing how to create a window aperture opening on the front of a card using label dies with the Cheetah Background Stamp


I combined the Cheetah Background Stamp with a sentiment from the Wild Africa Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set, and used a Tim Holtz Sizzix die to create the opening on the front of the card. To create the background colour, I used Distress Inks with a Wrinkle Free Distress technique. 


To see the full tutorial, please click on the video image below: 


Supplies Used: 
Darkroom Door Cheetah Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Inks: Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Foam
Mini Distress Ink Storage Tin
Non-stick craft sheet

Mixed Media Cardstock
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Die: Tim Holtz Sizzix Labels Set
A5 Black Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by! 

Cheetah Background Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share two cards I have created using the fabulous new Cheetah Background Stamp.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 14.5cm. Apply the Cheetah Background Stamp using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with black embossing powder.
2. Using an ink blending tool, apply Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. Distress the edges. Ink with Black Soot Distress Ink.
3. Punch a 2” circle from the smooth white cardstock. Apply the Distress Inks as per the background. Stamp just the head area of the cheetah from the Wild Africa Vol. 1 set onto smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Fussy cut the cheetah head and add it to the punched circle. Glue the bottom of the cheetah head piece to the circle so it is not sticking up. Distress the edges and ink with the Black Soot ink. Add to the cheetah background piece using 3D foam.


4. Create a wire thread or twine circle and place around the circular cheetah piece. Staple in place.
5. Stamp a small heart from the Hearts set onto white cardstock with the Jet Black ink. Ink with the Picked Raspberry ink. Fussy cut and add to the left hand side of the cheetah circle with 3D foam. Stamp two of the tiny hearts from the set, ink, fussy cut and add those to the card front with 3D foam also. Stamp the cheetah paw prints, fussy cut and add those too.
6. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock with the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front with 3D foam.
7. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock 15cm x 21cm. Fold in half to create the card base. Attach the card front to this piece.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of white cardstock 15cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut another piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 14.5cm. Centre it on the card base and punch a 2” circle through this piece and the card front. Apply the cheetah background to the card front using Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with black embossing powder.
3. Use an ink blending tool to apply Broken China, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron Distress Inks to the cheetah background piece. Distress the edges and ink with Black Soot Distress Ink. Applt the Black Soot ink to the edge of the circular window also. Stick this piece onto the card front.
4. Use the window in the front of the card as a stencil to draw a faint pencil outline onto the inside back of the card. Stamp the cheetah from the Wild Africa Vol. 2 onto the inside of the card base with Jet Black Archival Ink making sure the head of the cheetah is inside the pencilled in circle. Allow the ink to dry before erasing the pencil line. Also stamp the ‘cheetah’ word from the same set.
5. Stamp two tags from the Tags set onto smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Apply the same Distress Inks as per the background before fussy cutting. Add to the card front. Create a circle from black wire thread or twine and staple to the front of the card.
6. Stamp the sentiment from the Wild Africa Vol. 2 set onto smooth white cardstock with the Jet Black ink. Cut out and ink the edges with the Twisted Citron ink. Add to the card front using 3D foam.
7. To finish, stamp the cheetah paw prints with the Jet Black ink, fussy cut and add to the card with 3D foam.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Cheetah Background Stamp 
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set 
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tags Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Zebra Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hi crafty folk! It's Teresa Abajo here. Isn't it wonderful when your favourite stamp company comes up with a stamp you've been wanting for aaaaages? Ta - dah! I present the Zebra Background Stamp.

http://www.darkroomdoor.com/background-stamps/background-stamp-zebra

I don't know if I can put into words why I've wanted a zebra print for so long - something about it being bold, very recognisable, looks fantastic in black and white…..dunno, but I do know that I LOVE it!

Here it is on a very simple card - just black and white and silver glitter:


I stamped it with black ink, then layered it on silver glitter cardstock then on black cardstock. The word has been die-cut from glitter cardstock then layered onto foam to help it pop out from the background:


The stamped word comes from the Wild Things Quote stamp. This is a card that can be made as you're walking out the door to a party!

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Zebra Background Stamp
White, black and silver glitter cardstock
Archival Jet Black ink pad
Kaisercraft Decorative Dies Fabulous

The Zebra Background is bold and beautiful, and perfect for a card to offer encouragement:


I stamped the Zebra Background in black again, and layered it on black cardstock. I added a splash of pink with the doily, then stamped the elephant from another new set called African Trees in pink. A pink twine wreath and a couple of cirlces from the Simply Circles stamp set, together with the quote from the Wild Africa Vol 2 set complete the card. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Zebra Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set 
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
White, black cardstock
Archival ink: Jet Black, Magenta Hue
Doodlebug paper doily
Pink twine

The splash of pink got me thinking about how this stamp would look stamped in colour. I started with a pink tag:


and soon I had a little collection of handy gift tags:


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Zebra Background Stamp
White and coloured cardstock (to match inks)
Archival Inks 
Various twine, ribbon in matching colours

Lastly, I simply stamped the background onto some mustard coloured cardstock:


Doesn't it look like tiger print? I love that this background can be so versatile!

Supplies used
Darkroom Door Zebra Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Jet Black ink
Mustard and black cardstock
Black ribbon
Brown flowers

Thanks for looking! Now go forth and create!

Zebra Background Card Video Tutorial

Darkroom Door - Friday, October 14, 2016
Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here today with a quick and easy card tutorial using the Zebra Background Stamp


I've used a sentiment from the Wild Africa Vol 1 Rubber Stamp set along with Tim Holtz Sizzix dies to create the card. You can watch how I created the card here in only 3 minutes! 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Zebra Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Pigment Ink Pad: Black Tie
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black 
Background Stamping Block
Smooth White Cardstock
Empty Storage Case
Water-Based Stamp Cleaner
Tim Holtz Labels Dies
Grey sheer ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today! 

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