Gazette Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hi, it's Belinda Spencer here today with some cards I've created using the new Gazette Texture Stamp

1. Cut a piece of pink cardstock 13.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 13cm. Apply the Gazette Background Stamp to this piece using Watering Can Archival Ink. Press down the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink Pad on a heat resistant craft sheet. Spritz with a little water. Swipe this piece through the colour. Allow to dry. Ink the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock 9cm x 125cm. Colour this piece with the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide as in Step 2. Dry with a heat gun. Apply the Gazette Texture Stamp on top using the Watering Can ink. Ink the edges with the Hickory Smoke ink and stick down on the card front.
4. Apply the mannequin from the Dressmaker Stamp Set onto smooth white cardstock using the Watering Can ink. Stamp again using the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink. Cut out the whole 'grey' mannequin. Stick a small
piece of torn tissue wrap on top to form the skirt. Cut out the top only of the Worn Lipstick mannequin. Layer over the top. Add some messy embroidery thread to the card front before adding the layered mannequin using 3D foam.
5. Swipe another piece of white cardstock through the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. Dry with a heat gun. Stamp a butterfly and the sentiment on this piece. Fussy cut both and add to the card front.

Here are three more cards featuring the Gazette Texture Stamp created using the same techniques.

I made a little bow tie from the triangles in the Arty Triangles Collage Stamp!

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Gazette Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Gazette Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Dressmaker Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Skater Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Robin Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Arty Triangles Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Friends Quote Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Rose Madder, Watering Can
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Hickory Smoke
Distress Oxide Ink: Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick

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
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!  

Sunshine Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, August 18, 2017

Hello happy people! It's Teresa Abajo with a couple of cards I made using the awesome new Texture Stamp called Sunshine.

The Sunshine stamp is a great way to embellish the focal point of a card, scrapbook page, art journal page or any other project.

In my first sample I have used it to draw the eye to the butterfly in the centre of the card:

I stamped the Stitched Threads Frame stamp using Archival Jet Black ink, and then stamped the Sunshine image in the centre of it using Distress Oxide Broken China. I used some of the words from the Dream Catchers stamp set for the bottom of the card.

I then stamped one of the images from the Butterfly stamp set in black ink on a gel print I made with one of the new stencils - Large Circles. I fussy cut the butterfly, then stitched it in place in the centre of the Sunshine with a sewing machine.

I left lots of thread attached to the butterfly and loosely wound it around and secured it in place with a few adhesive diamantes.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sunshine Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Dream Catchers stamp set
Darkroom Door Butterflies Stamp Set
Distress Oxide Broken China ink
Archival Jet Black ink
Black cotton thread
Adhesive diamantes aqua

In this second sample, I have used the Sunshine Texture stamp to centre a bit of an eccentric design:

I stamped the Sunshine Texture stamp using Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick ink in the centre of a white card front. Then I stamped a few of the stars from the Stars set using Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry ink and fussy cut them.

I stamped the word Celebrate from the Brushed Sentiments set using Versamark ink, and sprinkled some pink embossing powder on the bottom of the letters and some gold embossing powder on the top of the letters, before melting it with a heat gun and fussy cutting the word.

Then I assembled the card by balancing the word toward the right with the large star toward the left of the Sunshine image. The two smaller stars were adhered under the word and some adhesive diamantes placed here and there around the focal points.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sunshine Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stars Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Stamp Set
Distress Oxide ink - Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry
Embossing powder - pink, gold
Adhesive diamantes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed seeing how useful the Sunshine Texture Stamp image can be!

New Release Stamps and Stencils

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, August 09, 2017
We'd like to introduce 16 NEW Stamps & 12 New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist

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Stencil blog hop winners!

Darkroom Door - Monday, August 07, 2017

Thank you to everyone who stopped by all the blogs this past week in our Stencil Blog Hop! it was wonderful to read all of your messages and enthusiasm for the new stencils and the artwork that was created by our wonderful contributing artists! 

We would now like to announce the winners (drawn at random) from each of the blogs. If you see your name and comment below, please email us: with your choice of 3 stencils and your mailing address so we can ship out your prize! 

Here are the winners: 
Alison Bomber 
I've already been admiring the new stencil line - especially those gorgeous Wildflowers and Blossom - so it's fantastic to see them in action here as well as in the hands of the amazing team. A great addition to your range, and thank you so much for the chance to win some! Alison x 

Heather Miller
So many amazing projects!! Wow! Each one showcases so many ways to use the stencils... I want them all now! You are very talented!

Peg Hewitt
Such pretty cards, I'm really loving all the different projects with these new stencils!

Jackie P Neal
WOW and WOW! Robyn, your showcasing of these stencils is just incredible!!! If I had to pick a favorite card, tag, journal spread,etc. I don’t think I could! Each is as lovely as the last! Great work and fabulous inspiration!! Thank you for sharing!!

Wat een prachtige pagina Anneke, supermooi, zoals we van jou gewend zijn ! Die stencils zijn prachtig, en ik ben ook al benieuwd naar je kaartjes ! Groetjes, Enny

These are both so gorgeous, Autumn!! You've showcased the stencils so perfectly!! The first card is stunning!! I love the colors and texture!! The second one is so beautiful!! I love the stencil bumping technique - need to try that!! Love these!

Sara Barker
Ooh, la, la! Amazing samples! I thoroughly enjoy the neutral journal page! Great use of that wonderful stencil and crackle paste! Two fabulous designs from you, Teresa!

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