Winter Tree Card Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Hi stampers! It's Rachel here today to share some cards using the Winter Tree Photo Stamp!


I love the detail of the fine branches in this stamp. For this card I used Distress Sprays on Specialty Stamping Paper to give an ethereal feel to the image, it looks like sunrays are filtering through the branches. The Winter Tree was stamped over this background using Archival Jet Black ink pad. 

I've used a Size 12 Black Tag for the card, just folded in half and stamped with the Checkered Texture Stamp and lightly sprayed with metallic Distress Sprays. 


This card is really quick and easy to make! Emboss a piece of black cardstock using the Sizzix Dot Matix Embossing Folder and adhere to a folded kraft card. Stamp the Winter Tree onto kraft cardstock using Jet Black ink pad, then stamp the Sunshine Background Stamp over the top using Chrome Yellow Archival Ink Pad. Trim and adhere to card. Stamp 'Peaceful' from the Gum Trees stamp set and adhere to card to complete! 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Winter Tree Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Gum Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Sunshine Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 2 Wordstrips
Size 12 Black Tag
Distress Spray Stains
Crinkle ribbon
Bingo Number
Sizzix Dot Matix Embossing Folder

Happy stamping! 

Amsterdam Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Hi stampers! It's Rachel here today with some projects using the Amsterdam Vol 1 and Amsterdam Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Sets!


The Amsterdam Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set has lots of different images that can be used separately or combined together to create a collage. Here's a quick card I created by stamping the large bicycle image onto an alcohol ink background. The postmark was stamped a few times onto a folded kraft card before adhering the stamped bicycle image to the card. I finished it off by stamping 'Amsterdam' onto a yellow cardstock and trimming before adding it to the card. 


Liesbeth Fidder has created a vibrant card using this same stamp set. Liesbeth stamped a collage background using the smaller stamps from this set. Then stamped the large bicycle stamp and mounted it to be the centre piece of the card. With all the colours, it creates an amazing result! 


Amsterdam Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set includes images that are typically Dutch, such as a windmill, tulips and the terraced houses. Here's a simple card using the windmill and postmark stamped onto an alcohol ink background. The postmark stamp fits a 1 1/4" circle punch. 


Liesbeth has created another vibrant card using this set using the tulips and the famous Van Gogh quote.


Amsterdam is such a beautiful and vibrant city, I am so happy to have created stamps from my travels there! I hope you all enjoy them! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Carved Pods Projects

Darkroom Door - Thursday, June 04, 2015
Hi stampers! It's Rachel here today with some projects using the Carved Pods Rubber Stamp Set, designed by Godelieve Tijskens!


I love the bold images in this set, they can be used so many different ways. First I wanted to share some cards that are simple to make, but look stunning by allowing the Carved Pods to stand out. I stamped the pods onto patterned paper and onto a vibrant yellow painted background. You could easily create lots of different painted backgrounds and stamp the pods over them for a bold print. The pods would also work well with monoprinting with gelatine plates!


I combined the stamped pods with sentiments from the Happy Birthday and Thank You stamp sets. 


Godelieve has also created some projects using these stamps. She has experimented with resist techniques and stamping with Distress Paint. Here's a look at what she's created:





Check out Godelieve's blog for more details on each of these projects here, here and here!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Very Versatile Sentiment Stamp Sets

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Hi crafty folks! Teresa here with a bunch of cards I made using the very very versatile Happy Birthday & Thank You Rubber Stamp Sets!


With the variety of sizes and font styles, there's a Happy Birthday or Thank You to suit every recipient, and every style of card. 









Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Thank You Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Film Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Postcards Texture Stamp

These sets are everything a cardmaker could want - I just couldn't wait to add them to my craft arsenal!

Thanks for stopping by.

Vintage Planes Card

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Hi Stampers! It's Rachel here today with a card using the Vintage Planes Rubber Stamp Set!


This stamp set has a great variety of planes and quotes that can be used for lots of different occasions! I've used one of the larger planes and created a sign with one of the quotes to make it look like it's being pulled or dragged by the plane.


Instructions to make this card:

1. Fold A5 sized kraft card in half.

2. Emboss black cardstock using Sizzix Gridlock Embossing Folder and distress the edges with a paper distresser. Adhere to card using foam adhesive.

3. Stamp World Map Background onto Almond cardstock using Archival Potting Soil ink pad. Sponge around the edges with an ink blending tool. Adhere over back cardstock.

4. Stamp plane and quote from the Vintage Planes stamp set onto Almond cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink pad. Trim around the plane and create a banner with the quote. Sponge the edges with Archival Potting Soil ink pad.

5. Punch a hole at the end of the quote and thread some twine through and tie at the front. Position the twine so it loops up to the bottom of the plane. Adhere the plane and quote to card using foam adhesive.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Vintage Planes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Archival Inks: Potting Soil, Jet Black
Cardstock: Almond, Kraft, Black
Sizzix Gridlock Texture Fades Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by today!

New Release: Rubber Stamp Sets, Photo Stamps, Texture Stamps and Quote Stamps!

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Introducing our NEW release rubber stamps, including the NEW Essentials 16 Collection, NEW Photo Stamps, NEW Quote Stamps and NEW Texture Stamps! All Darkroom Door stamps are suitable for art journalling, scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, home decor pieces and more!

NEW Rubber Stamp Sets - Essentials 16 Collection 

NEW Photo Stamps! 


NEW Quote Stamps! 


NEW Texture Stamps! 


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