Celebration Rubber Stamp Set Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, December 21, 2015
For anyone who loves fireworks and a little bubbly, the Celebration Rubber Stamp Set is the perfect addition to the Darkroom Door stamp range! With two different fireworks, popping champagne, clinking glasses and a lot of different sentiments, it's a great set to have on hand, especially if you'd prefer to send out New Years cards instead of Christmas cards!

Here are some project ideas to inspire you. First, a card by Rachel Greig:


Instructions:
1. Stamp different fireworks using light colours of Archival Ink pads onto white gloss cardstock. Trim and mount onto light blue cardstock.
2. Stamp the champagne glasses onto white gloss cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink pad. Trim around image. Colour the champagne with an Antique Linen Distress Marker. Adhere the image onto the fireworks background using 3D foam adhesive.
3. Stamp 'Celebrate' onto white card using Archival Jet Black ink pad. Trim and mount onto light blue card.
4. Mount stamped panel onto folded black card. Mount sentiment onto bottom of card using 3d Foam adhesive.

We love how Belinda Spencer has created the Sydney fireworks scene with her card!


Instructions:
1. Apply the fireworks stamps onto a piece of smooth white cardstock using embossing ink. Heat set with various neon embossing powders.
2. Stamp the Sydney Harbour Bridge from Sydney Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set onto the bottom of this piece using embossing ink. Heat set with silver embossing powder.
3. Using an ink blending tool, apply various shades of blue and purple inks starting with the lightest colour at the bottom and ending with the darkest shade at the top for an ombre effect. Buff with paper towel to remove any excess ink from the embossed areas. Flick a little water over the top using your fingertips and allow to dry. Flick some Brushed Pewter Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain over the top too and set aside to dry.
4. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Cut out, distress the edges and ink with a neon pink ink. Add to the card using 3D foam.

Here are another couple of projects I created with the same stamp set.



Suzz Czosek has created the perfect New Years scene with gold glitter and fireworks!


Instructions:
1. Splatter gold mist over white cardstock.
2. Stamp Fireworks from Celebrate Stamp Set using gold ink.
3. Apply gold embossing paste over small stars stencil and sprinkle with gold glitter while wet.
3. Stamp champagne bottle and glasses using gray ink. Cut out pieces.
4. Stamp the year on the label on the bottle using the numbers from Home Sweet Home in gold ink.
5. Stamp the Champagne image using gold on the background.
6. Pop dot the images and attach over the background.
7. Stamp the sentiment using gray ink.

The Celebration stamp set also works well with the Happy New Year Word Block Stamp!


Instructions:
1. Stamp New Year Word Block using Silver Ink.
2. Cut stamped words to fit inside ATC.
3. Cut ATC from black cardstock.
4. Stamp clock from Tick Tock set using Ranger Archival - Jet Black Ink.
5. Stamp Sentiment from Celebrate Rubber Stamp Set using black ink.
6. Stamp year using numbers form Tick Tock set in black ink.
7. Cut out center of stamped clock.
8. Place clock on side of ATC and trace the opening onto the stamped words background.
9. Cut out opening on stamped words background.
10. Insert baby picture (Hello Baby Paper Collection) inside of clock face.
11. Stamp fireworks using pink and lavender colors in background.
12. Assemble ATC.

Another great card by Suzz combining the Happy New Year Word Block with the Celebration set!


Instructions:
1. Stamp New Year Word Block on white cardstock using gray ink.
2.  Stamp Emulsion frame over stamped words using gray ink.
3. Cut around edges of frame and distress with distressing tool.
4. Spray white cardstock with blue mist. Cut piece for background of the card.
5. Stamp the year using black ink on the blue mist background. Cut little banners with the numbers.
6. Stamp champagne with black ink and cut out. Color with gold mist.
7. Stamp stars using black ink on blue background. Cut out and apply randomly to background.
8. Die twine with gold mist.
9. Layer framed stamped words over blue background on white cardbase.
10. Attach stars, champagne, twine and numbers to card.
11. Splatter gold mist over entire card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Celebration Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Sydney Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tick Tock Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Postage Stamp Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy New Year Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Emulsion Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Sydney Montage
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Filmstrip Vol 2
Ranger Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Chrome Yellow, Aquamarine, Rose Madder
Ranger Silver Embossing Powder
Distress Embossing Ink
Distress Ink: Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Marker: Antique Linen
Distress Spray Stain Brushed Pewter, Tarnished Brass
Ranger Tags #8 Black
Paper distresser
Neon Embossing Powders
Gold glitter

Thank you for stopping by today! If you're on Facebook, please join our Darkroom Door Inspiration Group to see more ideas from other talented stampers using Darkroom Door stamps! 

Party Time Rubber Stamp Set Project Ideas!

Darkroom Door - Friday, December 18, 2015

Hi there stampers! It's time to get your party hats on and enjoy these fun projects using the Party Time Rubber Stamp Set

Teresa Abajo has created 4 cards using the different stamps in the set: 


Instructions:
Stamp the party hat image in the centre of a piece of white cardstock using black ink. Mask this image off, and stamp the sentiment in Archival Aquamarine repeatedly to cover the entire piece of cardstock.
Sponge the piece with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Remove the mask and colour the dots on the hat with Fossilized Amber Distress Marker. Sponge Scattered Straw over the rest of the hat. Apply Orange Peel Stickles over the trim on the hat. Stamp the long streamers around the top of the piece, then mount onto black cardstock, then onto a white card.


Instructions:
Spread a couple of tiny drops of Dylusions sprays into a circle/oval shape on a craft mat. Press cardstock onto the circle to pick it up off the craft mat. Repeat with other colours if desired. Stamp the balloon in black ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp the sentiment on the opposite side of the circle. Mount onto black cardstock, then onto a white card.


Instructions:
Stamp the streamers in green ink across the top of a piece of white cardstock. Stamp the sentiment in black ink onto a scrap of white card, mount with black then adhere to card front. Apply adhesive pearls that have been coloured with Copic markers onto the streamers. Mount with black cardstock, then onto a white card.


Instructions:
Using Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers, apply colour directly to stamp, huff with some breath onto the stamp to remoisten the ink and stamp onto a piece of white card. Apply the same purple colour to the sentiment stamp, huff and stamp onto white card. Trim and mount with black cardstock, then adhere to card front with foam tape. Doodle a border around the card front and the sentiment, then mount onto black cardstock then onto a white card.

Joy Taylor has used a resist technique for her card:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the larger balloon with Versamark Ink in the centre of a trimmed piece of white card stock.
2. Emboss with White Embossing Powder and heat set.
3. Take out ink colours that will blend well, in this case I used some dye inks.
4. Splatter some water over the top to have the ink react just a little.
5. Work on the sentiment, which I wanted the balloon to be the highlight, so I stamped the Happy Birthday from the Party Time set with Versamark Ink onto some Vellum with White Embossing Powder and heat embossed.
6. Wrap the sentiment banner around the card front and secure.
7. Add clear sequins to give the card just a little something else more festive.

Belinda Spencer has some fun watercolour  cards to share:



Instructions:
1. Apply colour to the balloon stamp using Faber-Castell Stamper’s Big Brush Pens. Spritz with a little water and apply to smooth white cardstock. Repeat until you have three different coloured balloons. Fussy cut each balloon.
2. Stamp the Splatter Background Stamp onto a piece of white cardstock using Aquamarine Ranger Archival Ink. Apply a light coat of gesso over the top. Distress the edges and stick down on a kraft cardstock base.
3. Layer the balloons onto the card front using 3D foam to create dimension.
4. Stamp the sentiment onto some scrap white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Cut out and add to the card along with some silver sequin stars.

Anneke De Clerck has created lots of bright and cheery cards - perfect for a party theme! 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the word 'Party Time'  as shown with Archival Ink Jet Black.
2. Create a background by sticking washi tape on a 10 x 10 (4 x 4") card panel. As washi tape is transparent, the text shows through.
3. Stamp the big balloon on white paper with fuchsia and orange paint, load the stamp by using your fingers. Cut out and adhere to the panel with 3D tape.


Instructions:
1. Brayer several colors of pink and beige paint on a gelli plate, 'stamp' the balloon randomly into the wet paint and make a monoprint. Cut a square panel out of that print to use as a background.
2. Stamp 3 balloons on scraps of paper with paint: one with fuchsia paint and two with a mixture of green and purple paint. 
3. Cut out and add accents with a black fineliner. Decorate each balloon with light green waxed cord and adhere to the card as shown.
4. Stamp the text at the bottom with Archival Ink Jet Black. 
 

Instructions:
1. Stamp the Crackle Background Stamp on a blue/green monoprint from your stash with Versamark. Heat emboss with WOW embossing powder 'Opaque Bright White'.
2. Load the balloon stamp with fuchsia and orange paint using your fingers. Make a fist and second print on a white paper scrap. 
3. Cut out and adhere to the background, use 3D tape for the upper balloon. Stamp the text with Distress Ink Twisted Citron on white paper, cut out and put in place.
 

Instructions:
1. Stamp a row of balloons, use different colors of paint. Add black and white accents with fineliners.
2. Stamp the text with Archival Ink Jet Black. Draw a black line with a fineliner.
3. Attach the stamped panel to a 10 x 20 (4 x 8") card with 3D tape.


Instructions:
1. Dry brush gesso on a corrugated cardboard panel. Stamp the words 'Party Time' at the bottom of the photo in black. Stamp the festive garlands in the right upper corner with pink paint.
2. Glue the photo on the cardboard. Stamp the large balloon with pink paint. Cut out, poke a hole in the balloon and adhere a piece of cord.
3. Put the balloon in place with 3D tape, use a mini staple to attach the cord.

And lastly, an warm card by Rachel Greig using a custom ink pad:


Instructions:
1. Create a custom ink pad using Cut N Dry Felt and various re-inkers. Stamp the streamers along the top of cream cardstock using this ink pad. It gives the streamers a multi coloured look! 
2. Stamp the large balloon in red and yellow inks onto the cream cardstock. Stamp another red balloon on another piece of cream card and trim around the balloon and mount over the first red balloon with 3D foam adhesive to make it pop from the page. Mount cream card onto yellow cardstock. 
3. Stamp Party Time sentiment in red onto cream card and mount onto yellow card. 
4. Wrap red striped ribbon around the bottom of the balloons. Adhere the sentiment over the top. Adhere stamped panel to a folded red card.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Party Time Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Splatter Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Crackle Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Photochips
Ranger Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Jet Black, Watering Can
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw
Distress Marker: Fossilized Amber
Stickles
Dylusions Ink Sprays
Cut N Dry Felt
White Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Vellum
Clear Sequins
Versamark ink
Golden Acrylics: Fluorescent Magenta & Fluorescent Orange
Washi Tape
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics
Waxed Cord
Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers 

Thanks for joining the party today! 

Stars Rubber Stamp Set Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Hi stampers! Today we have lots of colourful projects using the Stars Rubber Stamp Set

First, Joy Taylor shows how to stamp onto vellum and colour with Distress Inks:


Instructions:
1. From the Stars stamp set, I took out 2 stars that really stood out. For the larger star, I decided to use some vellum and white embossing and trim around the star.
2. The next star I stamped and applied white embossing powder once again, this time stamping onto scratch piece of white card stock.
3. Taking out Distress Inks, Twisted Citron, Blueprint Sketch and Hickory Smoke, applying heavily over the embossed stars with Mini Ink Blending Tool.
4. Spritzing and adding droplets of water of the distress ink, causing it to wick.
5. Trim these inked stars out and adhere all stars in a collage effect to the top right hand corner of a trimmed white card, making sure to add a little extra with sewing thread under the vellum star.
6. Next, work on the sentiment area, deciding the card really needed something else for those stars to stand out, so I took some white card stock, trimmed to about 1 inch wide and added black glitter tape and a stamped sentiment from the Happy Birthday stamp set, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
7. Finishing off the card with a scattering of clear sequins.

Liesbeth Fidder is in the festive spirit and created two Christmas cards with the Stars! 


Instructions:
I took a white double card and draw a vertical line on the middle of the front  with a pencil. I stamped the big mesh star at the centre of the card with pink ink, and onto a piece of masking paper as well, and masked the star. I stamped the other two stars using two different red inks and after that I removed the mask. I cut away the paper on the right side of the pencil line (except of the stars of course). The text was stamped with black ink. I sprayed the inside of the card with water first, and also with pink and red Dylusions spray, let dry well. Erase the pencil line if necessary. I finished the card by adding a bit of Stickles on the stars and the inside edges.

Here's a similar card with blue tones:


Instructions:
This card is made almost the same way, with three different stars in three different colours of blue ink. This time I finished the card with one of the small stars from the Stars stamp set, and with Stickles again.


Connie Mercer has created two vintage style cards using the Stars:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Stars on coordinating paper. On a regular size card, two medium and two large fit nicely. Fussy cut them out and add shimmer to them. There are several different ways to do that, glitter or glitter pen.  
2. Thread four buttons with twine and adhere them to the center of the stars. 
3. Stamp a sentiment for the center of the card from the Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set.  4. Place the Stars and the sentiment on the front of a matted card. Arrange to your liking. Add corners. Speckle with white texture spray. Card size is 5 x 5.
 

Instructions:
1. Stamp the Pine Leaf, two times, in Evergreen Ink. Fussy cut them out. Shade with ink if you like. 
2. Stamp two Stars, a medium and large in red and black ink. Fussy cut them out. Stamp the sentiment from the Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp Set and fussy cut it out. Add shimmer to the Stars, Pine Leaves and the sentiment. 
3. Use the straight stitch stamp from the Stitched Borders set to outline the mat.  
4. Stamp each side with the French Script Texture Stamp. Adhere the mat to the card and all elements to the card front. Add corners and sentiment. Speckle with white texture spray.
 
Here's a card by Rachel Greig using masking:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the large mesh star using Archival Vermillion Ink onto white cardstock. Stamp again onto a post it note and trim around image to create a mask. Place over the stamped star on the white cardstock. 
2. Stamp the crackle star using Archival Cornflower Blue Ink, and again onto a post it note to create a mask for that star too. Place the mask over the star. 
3. Stamp the striped star using Archival Vermillion ink and again, create another mask for this star. 
4. Stamp the sketched outline star on the left side of the white cardstock using Corbflower Blue ink and create a mask for this star. 
5. With all four masks in place over the four stamped stars, randomly stamp the smaller stars around the edges in both the Vermillion and Cornflower Blue ink pads. Lift off the masks when finished. 
6. Stamp sentiment from Party Time Rubber Stamp Set onto white card and mount onto light blue cardstock. Adhere over stamped stars with foam adhesive. 
7. Mount stamped panel onto light blue cardstock and then onto a folded red card. 

To finish off, Suzz Czosek has created a wonderful festive card with lots of glitter! 


Instructions:
I started with a mix of splatters of silver and gold. I then stamped some stars using the Stars Rubber Stamp Set in silver and gold inks. (Tsukineko Glitz). I fussy cut a bunch of the different stars in shapes and sizes to layer in the mix. Then because I wanted even more glitz and glamour for the card, I sprinkled liberally the Stampendous Gold Luxe Mix over the surface.  I also stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set in the pretty silver ink.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Party Time Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Yuletide Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Pine Leaf Eclectic Stamp
Distress Ink: Twisted Citron, Blueprint Sketch, Hickory Smoke
Dylusions Ink spray: Funky Fuchsia; Cherry Pie; London Blue; After Midnight
Stickles glitter glue: pink and blue
White embossing powder
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Memento Luxe: Lilac Posies; Morocco; Love letter; Bahama Blue; Teal Zeal; Nautical Blue. (Every other ink like Distress will work as well)
StazOn ink: Jet Black
Versamark Ink
Authentique
Wink of Stella/shimmer pen
irRESISTible/white
buttons and twine
Black glitter tape
Clear sequins
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Poppies Rubber Stamp Set Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, December 11, 2015
Hi stampers! Today we have a lot of beautiful projects to share with you using the Poppies Rubber Stamp Set! The flowers and pods in this set can be used in a variety of ways using lots of different colouring mediums. 

Teresa Abajo has created two cards using Distress Markers and Dina Wakley Media paints:


Instructions:
1. Apply Barn Door, Aged Mahogany and Forest Moss Distress Markers directly to the stamp, huff some breath onto the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamp onto watercolour cardstock. 
2. Spread some of the colour around with a water brush to fill in the white areas on the image. 
3. Stamp the sentiment using the same technique. 
4. Scribble a little colour onto an acrylic block, mix with water and flick onto the cardstock around the poppy image.
5. Ink the French Script Background Stamp with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and stamp randomly around the image. 
6. Stamp a doily from the Doilies set into the top left hand corner of the piece. 
7. Adhere some tea-stained lace over the doily image, add a Tim Holtz Trinket Pin. Mount this panel onto some black cardstock, then onto a white card.


Instructions:
1. Apply a light coat of gesso to white cardstock and dry well. Spray with water, then add a small amount of Dina Wakley acrylic paints (Lime, Lapis, Sky) to create the background. When dry, stamp the poppy buds in green ink.
2. On a separate piece of cardstock, apply gesso then add a small amount of Ruby paint and spread it around with a spatula. Spray with Distress Spray Stain in Aged Mahogany. Stamp the poppies onto the red backround and fussy cut the heads. 
3. Sponge Ground Espresso Distress Ink on the edges, gently encouraging them to curl up slightly. 
4. Cut a frame from black cardstock and stamp the Woodgrain Texture Stamp using white ink. Mount the frame over the background, and adhere flowers in place with some hanging over the edge of the open frame. Adhere some dark red seed beads with Glossy Accents. 
5. Stamp the sentiment from the Everyday Life set in black ink, trim and adhere at the top of the frame. Adhere frame and background to a white card.

Godelieve Tijskens shows how to stamp with Distress Paints:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Poppies using Distress Paint Forest Moss.
2. Cover the flower with a mask to stamp the buds using the same Distress Paint.
3. Apply a thin layer of Distress Micro Glaze to the petals, and also here and there on the background
4. Colour the background with Distress Stains. The Micro Glaze will resist the ink, so the petals will stay white, and the background gets a distressed look
5. Stamp the words onto a paper strip and compose the card.

Rachel Greig has a simple card idea using one poppy with a simple sentiment: 


Instructions:
1. Stamp Poppy onto white gloss card using Jet Black Archival Ink Pad. Colour the petals using Victorian Velvet and Scattered Straw Distress Markers. 
2. Stamp sentiment beside the poppy using Jet Black Archival Ink. Lightly scribble underneath the sentiment with Victorian Velvet Distress Marker. 
3. Adhere stamped panel onto blue card, then onto a folded pink card. 

Here are some great ideas from Robyn Wood, the first one uses alcohol inks. The mottled mix of alcohol inks gives a unique colouring to each flower head.


Instructions:
1. Colour a piece of gloss cardstock approximately 10x15cm with Alcohol Inks and a blending tool. I used Salmon, Watermelon and Peach Bellini but any poppy coloured combo will work. 
2. Stamp three times with closed poppy image using Jet Black Archival ink and trim out the flower heads. 
3. Trim a piece of coloured cardstock for the cardfront and stamp with just the stem part of the poppy image to create a trio of stems using olive Archival ink. This will allow you to move the flower heads around a little when attaching. 
4. Attach flower heads so that they point outwards and cover the bottom of the flower stems with half a paper doily. 
5. Layer with contrasting colour and attach to card base. Stamp Birthday Word Block onto white card using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Trim out one of the words, layer with cardstock and attach to doily with foam tape. You can choose to ink only a portion of the Word Block stamp if you wish to be selective, but I like having the extra words all ready to go for other cards.


The pods from the Poppies stamp set are such a simple, graphic image that is perfect for this simple card.

Instructions:
1. Stamp the Pods onto a kraft cardstock base using Jet Black Archival ink. 
2. Stamp the word Hugs onto a small manilla tag using the same ink, tear the end of the tag and add a coloured brad. Attach to card front. 


Poppies are always such happy flowers and come in a wide variety of colour variations. I used my trusty Google image search to have a look at a bunch of different images for colouring inspiration for this card.

Instructions:
1. Stamp poppy flower three times onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival ink. 
2. Watercolour the images using an Aquash brush and Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Ripe Persimmon. Give the flowers some dimension by varying the depth of colour. 
3. Punch the flowers with a circle punch so that parts of each image is cut away differently and mount onto a flag shaped layer using foam tape, staggering slightly for interest. 
4. Stamp the layer for the flag shape with the Sending Sunshine greeting using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Attach flag shape and wrap with twine and a button. Attach to white card base measuring 20 x 21cm. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Poppies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Doilies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Everyday Life Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Birthday Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Texture Stamp
Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon, Ground Espresso
Distress Paint: Forest Moss
Distress Stain: Peeled Paint, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Aged Mahogany
Distress Markers: Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany and Forest Moss
Distress Micro Glaze
Ranger Archival ink: Jet Black, Olive
Ranger Alcohol Inks: Salmon, Watermelon, Peach Bellini
Ranger Blending tool & felt
Gesso
Dina Wakley Media Acrylic paints: Lime, Lapis, Sky, Ruby
Aquash brush
Tsukineko Brilliance Ink: Graphite Black
Clear embossing powder
Gloss cardstock
Watercolour Cardstock
Glossy Accents
Paper doily
1 3/4" circle punch

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a creative weekend! 

Gardening Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Hi stampers! Our Gardening Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set includes lots of iconic garden images . . . from the picket fence to the watering can and gloves! There are so many ways these stamps can be mixed together to create wonderful projects! Let's take a look at what our artists have created. 

Godelieve has created two different cards, the first one using the picket fence, pot plant and quote:


Instructions:
1. Apply a thin coat of gesso to a watercolour card, using an old credit card. Let it dry.
2. Colour the background with Distress Stain Seedless Preservers and Victorian Velvet, and the green inks on the bottom of the card. Let the ink dry.
3. Use a stencil and a baby wipe to remove some of the purple ink
4. Stamp the fence onto kraft cardstock using black ink. Cut out using a craft knife
5. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock using black ink, cut apart, ink the edges
6. Ink up the flower stamp using Archival inks Orange Blossom, Olive and Rose Madder. Stamp it twice. Watercolour the pots with Distress Ink Rusty Hinge. Cut out
7. Glue everything in place
8. Round the corners

This next card shows a great way of using the watering can with the little flowers! 


Instructions:
1. Use watercolour paper for this 1-layer card
2. Stamp the watering can and words, using Archival Ink Watering Can (of course!)
3. Stamp a flower garden, using the small flowers from this set with Archival Inks  Vermillion, Aquamarine and Fern Green
4. Press the Distress Ink onto a clear stamping block to use it as a palette
5. Use a wide brush to apply clear water to the background, so the Distress Ink will spread very easy.  On this card the sky was done with Peacock Feathers, the grass with Mowed Lawn. Remember the the colours will look much softer once they are dry
6. Distress Ink Hickory Smoke was used to colour the watering can
7. Let the ink dry completely before adding the waterdrops using a Distress Marker Hickory Smoke
8. Round the corners for a softer look


Belinda Spencer has two fabulous cards to share: 


Instructions:
1. Apply Aquamarine Ranger Archival Ink to approximately three quarters of the Scratches Background Stamp and Leaf Green to the remainder. Stamp on a piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size.
2. Using an ink blending tool, add sky and grass to the background with blue and green inks. In the example the following colours have been used: Crushed Olive, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn and Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Distress the edges and ink again. Stick this piece down onto a kraft cardstock base.
3. Apply the picket fence stamp from the set onto a piece of smooth white cardstock using Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink. Rub in Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink with an ink blending tool. Fussy cut the fence and add to the card front using 3D foam.
4. Add Archival Inks to the pot plant and flower stamps and stamp onto cardstock. Fussy cut and add to the card front with 3D foam.
5. Stamp the sentiment onto card stock with Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink, cut out, distress and ink the edges. Add to the card front with 3D foam.

Here is another card using the watering stamp and painted with watercolours.


One last card by Rachel Greig using the watering can as a flower pot! 


Instructions:
1. Stamp watering can onto cream cardstock using Watering Can Archival Ink. Mask the watering can and stamp the single flowers over the can using Chrome Yellow and Red Geranium Ink Pads. 
2. Using a Hickory Smoke Distress Marker, lightly draw around the base of the watering can, making it look like it's sitting on something. Lightly water colour inside the watering can using the same pen with an aquash brush. 
3. Sponge around the cardstock using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Mount onto black cardstock. Wrap flat linen ribbon around the base and tie at the front. Frey the edges of the ribbon. 
4. Stamp the sentiment onto cream cardstock and sponge around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Mount onto black cardstock. 
5. Stamp the picket fence along the bottom of a folded yellow card using Sepia Archival Ink pad. Adhere the stamped images to the card using 3D foam adhesive. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Gardening Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Texture Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Chrome Yellow, Cornflower Blue, Jet Black, Leaf Green, Monarch Orange, Olive, Red Geranium, Sky Blue, Watering Can, Orange Blossom, Rose Madder, Vermillion, Fern Green
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Crushed Olive, Mermaid Lagoon, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Peacock Feathers, Hickory Smoke
Distress Stain: Seedless Preserves, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
Distress Marker: Hickory Smoke
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil:  Scribbles
Babywipes
Gesso 
Aquash brush
Watercolour Paper

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope these projects have given you some great ideas on how you can use the Gardening Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set

Gardening Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Hi stampers! Today we are sharing projects created with the Gardening Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set

Belinda Spencer has created 4 cards with a stunning watercolour effect: 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the plant pot stamp onto the smooth side of some watercolour paper using Monarch Orange Ranger Archival Ink.
2. Stamp the pot again onto some scrap printer paper (or any thin paper). Create a mask with this piece by cutting away the ?back? section of the pot. Use some washi tape to attach the mask over the pot on the watercolour paper.
3. Apply Leaf Green Ranger Archival Ink to the plant stamp and Potting Soil ink to the soil section of the stamp. Stamp onto the watercolour piece with the mask attached. Remove the mask and you have potted the plant. It might take a couple of attempts before you get the plant looking right in the pot so maybe try it out on scrap paper first so you don?t waste any watercolour paper.
4. Paint the pot plant using Lyra Aquacolour Crayons (watercolour paints or water soluble pencils would work too). Allow some of the colour to wash over the background too. Flick some of the colour over the top to create some splats of colour.
5. Tear the edges and ink with Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
6. Apply the Mesh Background Stamp onto another piece of watercolour paper using Tree Branch Ranger Archival Ink. Wash some watercolour over this piece too. Once dry, tear the edges and ink with Antique Linen. Layer the pot plant piece over the top.
7. Apply the Torn Text Background Stamp onto a third piece of watercolour paper using Tree Branch Ranger Archival Ink. Use watercolours to add highlights and shadows to the individual pieces of torn paper. Distress the edges and ink with Antique Linen. Layer the other two pieces on top. Add to a kraft cardstock base.
8. Lastly, apply the sentiment onto a piece of smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Cut out, distress the edges and ink with Antique Linen. Add to the card using 3D foam.

Here are three more projects by Belinda created with this same stamp set. 




Godelieve Tijskens has created 3 fun cards with the Gardening Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set: 


Instructions:
1. Create a grid by scoring the paper on a Scor-Pal. Or draw lines using a ruler and pen if you don't own a Scor-Pal
2. Choose several Distress inkpads to stamp the tiny flowers inside the scored squares
3. Ink the edges with black ink
4. Stamp the saying and one more flower on a strip of paper using black ink
5. Attach the strip to the stamped panel, using a Tiny Attacher and glue the panel onto a folded card

Here's a close up so you can see the score lines which have formed a grid pattern: 


Here's a fun ATC: 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the plant at the bottom of the ATC using Archival inks Olive and Potting soil
2. Stamp a bunch of flowers with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet
3. Watercolour the leaves with Distress Ink Peeled Paint, and the background with Weathered Wood.
4. Add splatters using Distress Ink Hickory Smoke with a really wet brush
5. Adhere an image from the Montage sheet Love Letters to the ATC
6. Ink the edges with Archival Ink Watering Can
7. Stamp the words with black ink on a watercoloured strip and glue it onto the ATC.


One more card created by Godelieve: 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the flowerpot several times using Archival Ink Orange Blossom. Stamp the tiny flower on one of them.
2. Cut the pots out and make a slit in each pot to stack them. Tape the pile together at the back to keep them in place.
3. Colour the pots using Distress Ink Frayed Burlap and an ink blending tool
4. Stamp soil and tools using Archival Ink Potting soil. Cut the tools out.
5. Watercolour a background using Distress inks Broken China, Peeled Paint and Frayed Burlap.
6. Use the Stone Background stamp and Distress Inks to add texture to the background
7. Stamp the words with Archival Ink Potting Soil
8. Glue the pots and tools in place
9. Choose a "gardener" from the Photobooth sheet and glue the image in place
10. Attach to a white folded card.

Lastly, here's a long skinny card (or bookmark!) by Rachel Greig:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the shovel using Watering Can Archival Ink and the rake using Potting Soil Archival Ink Pad. Trim around both images. 
2. Adhere rake and shovel to green cardstock. Stamp the dirt seedling upside down on the bottom of green cardstock so you only get the dirt. Sponge Potting Soil Archival ink around the edges of green cardstock. 
3. Stamp the 'Gardeners know all the dirt' quote on cream cardstock with Watering Can Archival Ink Pad and trim around each word. Adhere over shovel and rake using 3D foam adhesive. 
4. Adhere stamped panel to folded kraft card. Ink edges with Potting Soil Archival Ink Pad. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Gardening Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mesh Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Flower Garden Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Stone Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Photobooth
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Leaf Green, Monarch Orange, Potting Soil, Sienna, Tree Branch, Watering Can, Olive, Orange Blossom
Ranger Inkssentials Watercolour Paper
Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Dusty Concord, Hickory Smoke, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap, Broken China
Distress Spray Stain: Brushed Pewter
Tiny Attacher
Scor-Pal
 
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your green thumbs will enjoy these projects! 

Links
  Save RSS feed

  Shop
  Facebook
  Twitter
  Google+
  YouTube
  Pinterest
  Instagram
  Flickr