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!

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Darkroom Door - Wednesday, August 09, 2017
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Texture Stamp Art Journal Pages

Darkroom Door - Friday, May 19, 2017
Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here with you today, sharing some art journal pages using the latest Texture Stamps. One of the things I love about Texture Stamps is how you can use them to add details and layers to your projects. They can be used in a subtle way, just as a hint in the background, or they can be used as a more dominant part of the page, depending on what your project calls for! 

Here I have 6 art journal pages to share, showing how the Texture Stamps can be used in the background, but still bringing detail to the pages. 

This first page shows how the Map Texture Stamp creates a vintage background for the page: 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Map Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Journey Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Montmartre Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
Distress Crayons
Distress Inks
Tim Holtz dies

For this next page, I've used the Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp:


Although you may not be able to see it in the photo, the Corrugated Iron was stamped with Brilliance Copper ink so it has a metallic sheen to it. Looks great in real life with the Steampunk theme! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Steampunk Squares Collage Stamp
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black
Book pages
7Gypises tissue wrap
Distress Crayons

Next up I paired the Alphabet Texture Stamp with the Typewriter Collage Stamp. I like it when layers relate to each other. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Alphabet Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Typewriter Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia
Distress Inks
Distress Spray Stain: Antiqued Bronze
Tim Holtz Dies

For this next page, I could have used the Alphabet Texture Stamp, it would have worked well with the book theme, but instead I used the Numbers Texture Stamp to go with the 'time' theme of the quote. 


I do love how the Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp adds that extra element - coffee and books together are an ideal combination! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Numbers Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Clocks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Book Stack Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia, Coffee

Now for something a bit more colourful! This one uses the Triangles Texture Stamp:


I started this page by collaging old sewing patterns onto the background and noticed the little notches on the pattern. The Triangles Texture Stamp follows that idea. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Triangles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Art de Fleur Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Oxide ink pads
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black

Lastly, here's a page using the Postage Stamps Texture Stamp:


I went with a letter theme for this one, perfect for the Postage Stamps! 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Postage Stamps Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Criss Cross Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Chevron Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Love Letters Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Ornate Elements Rubber Stamp Set
Dina Wakley Paints
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Sepia, Coffee
Distress Inks
Waterbrush

Hope you have enjoyed these ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Alphabet Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Hi, it’s Anneke de Clerck here. Today I have two cards to share that I’ve made with the new Alphabet Texture Stamp. I’m a big fan of the Darkroom Door Texture Stamps. I use them often on my cards, in my art journals and on my mixed media projects. Stamping with texture stamps is a simple way to add interest to a project.


Instructions
1. Paint a card panel as shown with pink, orange, yellow and magenta paint using a flat brush. Make sure to leave some white space.
2. Overstamp the painted background randomly with the Alphabet Texture stamp using light blue paint.
3. Attach a strip of blank paper tape to a non sticky surface and overstamp with the Alphabet Texture Stamp using violet paint. Let dry and add pieces of torn tape to the card.
4. Stamp the tulip twice on white paper, cut out and glue to the card. Stamp the wish straight onto the card.
5. Finish the card off with a button.


Here's another card:


Instructions
1. Apply green paint to the top of a card panel, spray water on top and let the paint drip. Repeat this step using yellow, pink, orange and light blue paint. Dry with a heat gun in between steps. 
2. Load the Alphabet Texture Stamp with several colors of paint using your fingers and stamp randomly.
3. Attach a strip of blank paper tape to a non sticky surface and overstamp with the Alphabet Texture Stamp using Archival Ink Jet Black. Adhere the strip to the bottom of the card
4. Create marks by stamping with a lid and white paint and by scribbling with a black pen.
5. Stamp the Daisy on a scrap of paper, cut out and glue to the card.
6. Finish the card off with embroidery thread and buttons. 


Supplies
Darkroom Door Alphabet Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Daisy Eclectic Stamp 
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Talens Amsterdam Acrylic Paint: Persian Rose, Sky Blue Light, Primary Yellow, Azo Orange, 
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Quinacridone Magenta, Permanent Violet Dark
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime
Dina Wakley Media: paper tape

Thanks for looking!

Anneke

Triangles Texture Stamp Projects

Darkroom Door - Monday, March 06, 2017
Hi, it's Belinda Spencer here today to share my projects featuring the fabulous new Triangles Texture Stamp. I have created both a watercolour effect card as well as a funky art journal stamp with this stamp.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of white cardstock 14.5cm x 22cm and fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock to 10.5cm x 14cm. Apply Distress Inks in Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron and Wild Honey to the stamp. Spritz with water and apply to this piece of cardstock. Ink the edges with the Twisted Citron ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock measuring 9cm x 12cm. Using the same technique as step 2 with the Triangles Texture Stamp, apply the stamp to this piece. Squish the three ink pads onto an acrylic stamping block or heat resistant craft sheet making sure they don't touch (or do one colour at a time). Spritz the ink with water and use a wet paintbrush to flick the colours over the surface of this piece. Dry with a heat gun. Ink the edges with the Twisted Citron ink. Stick down on the card front. Draw a rough border around the edge of this piece using a co-ordinating gel pen.


4. Use these same ink colours on the pineapple stamp from the Tropical Fruit Rubber Stamp Set. Spritz with water and stamp on an extra piece of smooth white cardstock. Dry with a heat gun. Flick the colours over the
surface of the pineapple image as per step 3. Dry again with the heat gun. Add 3D foam to the back of the pineapple.
5. Add some strands of embroidery thread to the front of the card in co-ordinating colours. Add the pineapple on top using the 3D foam to hold the thread in place. Add tiny drops of glue to hold the thread in place where you need to.
6. Apply the Twisted Citron ink to one of the flags on the Bunting Border Stamp. Spritz with water and stamp on a piece of smooth white cardstock. Flick the three inks over the surface. Cut out and add to the pineapple using 3D foam.
7. Stamp the 'Yay!' sentiment from the Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set using the Wild Honey ink. Fussy cut and add to the flag using 3D foam.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Triangles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Triangles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Bunting Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Tropical Fruit Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Wild Honey
Kaisercraft Gel Pen
Embroidery thread


1. Apply some Dylusions paints of your choice to the art journal page. Here I have used Fresh Lime, Funky Fuschia and Vibrant Turquoise applied with a palette knife.
2. Once the paint is dry, add some heavy white gesso in places using a palette knife also. Don't cover all of the paint though as you want to see some of that lovely colour peeking through. Allow to dry or speed things up with a heat gun.
3. Apply the Triangles Texture Stamp to the page in various places using a neon ink pad such as Hero Arts Neon Ombre Ink. Next apply the stamp again in various places using Jet Black Archival Ink. Allow to dry.


4. Apply the VW Beetle, quote and various stamps from the Simply Circles Stamp Set onto book paper using the Jet Black ink. Add a droplet or two of Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink re-inker to an acrylic stamp block. Add a little water to dilute. Use a soft, wet paintbrush to paint the beetle with this ink as well as highlight the word 'adventure' on the quote (or the key word in whatever quote you use). Dry with a heat gun before tearing around the edges of these pieces. Add to the art journal page using a gel medium or matte medium. 


5. Use Distress Crayons to add some colour around the edges of the page. Blend the colours with a wet paintbrush. Dry with a heat gun.
6. Once the page is dry, add a little more gesso with a palette knife to blend the edges of the images and tie everything in together. Apply the 'adventure' word from the Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink over the page. Draw a border around the page using a black journal pen. Highlight some of the stamped triangles by drawing around them with a white pen.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Triangles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Adventure Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door VW Beetle Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime, Funky Fuschia, Vibrant Turquoise
Distress Crayons: Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
Distress Ink Re-inker Cracked Pistachio
Gesso
White Posca pen
Hero Arts Neon Ombre Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have been inspired by my projects using the Triangles Texture Stamp.

Cheers

Belinda

Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Saturday, March 04, 2017

Hi, Connie Mercer here with three different cards using the new Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp


Instructions:
1. On white cardstock spray London Blue Dylusions ink on one side and Postbox Red on several different spots on the other side of the cardstock. 
2. Using the Corrugated Iron Texture stamp and the inked & sprayed cardstock, stamp over the sprayed ink using Jet Black Archival ink. Stamp several times depending on the size of the card front. I stamped four times making a rectangle.
3. Cut a section out and that will be the card front.
4. Mat on black cardstock.
5. Still using the cardstock that you inked and sprayed on, stamp three stars using the Stars stamp set.
6. Stamp one large star using Red Geranium Archival Ink, and the other two with Jet black. Trim out the stars.
7. Stamp the words "follow your dreams" from the New York Vol 1 Stamp Set, on scrap cardstock that is left over from the sprayed and inked pieces.
8. Mat the words in black cardstock.
9. Position the stars on the card front and adhere using dimensional adhesive.
10. Adhere the words in the middle of the stars.
11. Wrap twine around the words and tie off.
12. Add pearls to card front.
13. Splat with White Linen Dylusions ink spray. Take the lid off and hit the spray tube to add splats to the card front.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door New York 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Archival ink: Red Geranium, Jet Black.
Dylusions Ink Spray: London Blue, Postbox Red, White Linen.
Divine Twine
Pearls


Instructions:
1. Add a piece of white cardstock to a white card, creating a card front.
2. Using Ranger Distress Stains: Fossilized Amber and Lucky Clover, spray over the card front. Drips and splats are all good.
3. Ink up the Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp with Archival Jet Black and stamp the image in the center of the card front. The stamp moved and smeared, but the smear added to the charm, so it stayed.
4. Stamp two birds (lots to choose from) from the Carved Birds Vol.2 stamp set on the card front, using Archival Jet Black.
5. Using a scrap piece of white cardstock mist with the Fossilized Amber Distress Stain.
6. Stamp the word "friendship" from the All Occasions stamp set and trim it out.
7. Adhere under the birds with dimensional adhesive.
8. Wrap twine around the word and tie off.
9. Roll up the bottom corners of the stamped card front.
10. Add a vintage photo corner to top right corner.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Birds Vol.2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Archival ink: Jet Black.
Distress Spray Stain: Fossilized Amber, Lucky Clover.
Twine
Vintage corner


Instructions:
1. On a scrap piece of white cardstock spray it with Dylusions Postbox Red Ink Spray. If it drips or puddles, great!
2. Using the Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp and Archival Jet Black, stamp in the middle or side of the sprayed cardstock. 
3. Mount that piece on black cardstock.
4. Adhere the black cardstock to a white card, creating a card front.
5. Using the scrap pieces from the sprayed cardstock, stamp heart shapes, using Archival Red Geranium and Rose Madder inks. Stamp 5 or 6 depending on how full and layered you want the card to look.
6. Stamp the word "love" from the Hearts Stamp Set on the left over scrap cardstock and trim the word out.
7. Layer the hearts at the bottom of the card front. Add dimensional adhesive to some of them.
8. Wrap twine around one of the hearts and tie off.
9. Splat the card front with Dylusions White Linen Ink Spray. Remove the lid and tap on the tube to get the splats.
10. Add a vintage white corner to right top and roll the left top corner of the card front.

Supply List:
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Archival: Jet Black, Red Geranium, Rose Madder.
Dylusions Ink Spray: Postbox Red, White Linen.
Divine Twine

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Mercer

Postage Stamps Texture Stamp Projects

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hi, it’s Anneke here. Today I have two projects to share that I’ve made with the new Postage Stamps Texture Stamp. It’s a great stamp to use on correspondence themed cards/projects.


Instructions
1. Stamp the Postage Stamps Texture Stamp randomly on a grey board panel using white paint.
2. Put a stencil on a sheet of paper, apply light modeling paste through it. Punch 3 circles out of that  paper and color with light blue paint.  
3. Colour a scrap of watercolor paper with Distress Ink Broken China. Overstamp with the Postage Texture Stamp. Tear away the bottom of the print.
4. Colour an image from the Photobooth Friends & Lovers sheet using a Distress Marker. Put a piece of ribbon underneath.
5. Adhere strips of Dina Wakley Media tape to a scrap of paper. Punch a heart out of that paper. Make a tab using Dina Wakley tape. Sew a cross stich on top using red thread.
6. Make a print with the Plaid Texture Stamp using red paint. Punch a heart out of that print.
7. Arrange each item on the grey board and glue in place.
8. Make dots with red paint using a Needle Tip Applicator, add white and black accents with a pen.
9. Stamp text at the bottom with Archival Ink Jet Black.
10. Finish the panel off with a stamped pen, a chitchat sticker and a binder clip.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door: Postage Stamps Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door: Plaid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door: Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door: Photobooth Friends & Lovers 
The Crafters Workshop stencil: Mini Art Is
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Titanium White, Sky Blue Light, Red 
Distress Ink Pad: Broken China
Distress Marker: Broken China
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Chitchat
Dina Wakley Media Tape


Instructions
1. Colour a 15 x 20 cm card panel with a brayer using black paint. 
2. Stamp leaves and flowers with Versamark Ink. Heat emboss with white embossing powder. Heat emboss one of the Carved Flowers with fuchsia embossing powder.  Colour the Scribbled Flower with Distress Ink Picked Raspberry using a water brush. Cut out flowers and leaves.
3. Fold a pocket from a size 9 tag, stamp the Postage Stamps Texture Stamp on the front using Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry.  Add some extra color with the same ink using a water brush. Close the pocket by machine stitching the edges. Attach number and ribbon.
4. Stamp parts of the French Script Background Stamp on 2 scraps of vellum and put these ‘letter’ inside the pocket. 
5. Arrange each item on the panel and glue in place. 
6. Stamp text straight on the panel with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.  
7. Finish off with a vintage post stamp.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Postage Stamps Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Golden Fluid Acrylic: Carbon Black
Versamark Ink
WOW embossing powder: Opaque Bright White, Primary Fuchsia Fusion
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Mini Plaquettes

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Numbers Texture Stamp Projects

Darkroom Door - Sunday, February 26, 2017
Hi, it's Belinda Spencer here today to share my projects featuring the awesome new 'Numbers' Texture Stamp. This stamp is so cool and I have used it on a Valentine's Day card, a boy card and a girly layout just to show how very versatile it is.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 14.5cm x 22cm and fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock to 10.5cm x 14cm. Apply the Harlequin Background Stamp using Red Geranium Archival Ink. Use an ink blending tool to add Fired Brick Distress Ink. Ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock measuring 9cm x 12cm. Apply the Numbers Texture Stamp on the right hand side of this piece using Jet Black Archival Ink. Use the ink blending tool to apply the Fired Brick ink. Ink the edges with the Black Soot ink. Stick down on the Harlequin stamped piece.
4. On a separate piece of smooth white cardstock and using the Red Geranium ink, stamp the large outline heart from the Hearts Stamp Set as well as three tiny outline hearts. Stamp the vintage telephone from the Vintage Office Stamp Set in the Red Geranium ink also. Using Jet Black ink, stamp the "I {heart} you" quote from the Hearts Stamp Set and the "hello" from the Brushed Sentiments Stamp Set. Fussy cut all elements.
5. Assemble all fussy cut elements on the card front and play around with the arrangement until you are happy with it. Stick down all elements and use 3D foam behind the telephone.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Numbers Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Harlequin Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Office Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Red Geranium
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Fired Brick


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 14.5cm x 22cm and fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10.5cm x 14cm. Apply the Torn Text Background Stamp using Deep Purple Archival Ink. Ink around the edges with Mermaid Lagoon, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. Stick down on the card base.
3. Cut another piece of white cardstock measuring 9cm x 12cm. Apply various blue and purple Distress Inks to a heat resistant craft sheet. Spritz with water. Place the cardstock face down in the inks. Remove and dry with a heat gun. Repeat this process until you are happy with the depth of colour achieved or you have used up all of the ink. Use a white Posca Pen or some diluted gesso to flick some white spots over the surface. Ink the edges with Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire inks.
4. Apply the Numbers Texture Stamp to the inked piece using Jet Black Archival Ink. Stick this piece onto the card front.
5. Stamp the large 'criss cross' star from the Stars Stamp Set on some smooth white cardstock using the Deep Purple ink. Cut out the centre of the star and discard. Cut around the outside of the remaining outline of the star adding in a small border. Glue and staple onto the card front.
6. Using the Deep Purple ink, stamp a star circle and punch out. Use the Jet Black ink to stamp a skater boy and a sentiment. Fussy cut and add all elements to the card with 3D foam.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Numbers Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Skater Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Deep Purple, Jet Black
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Faded jeans, Mermaid Lagoon

Next up is a pretty, girly layout I created to celebrate my daughter's 10th birthday.


Instructions:
1. Crop a sheet of smooth white cardstock to 29.5cm x 29.5cm. Stick down on a 12" x 12" sheet of pink cardstock or patterned paper.
2. Using embossing ink, apply the Numbers Texture Stamp to the background. Heat set with white embossing powder. Repeat these steps until you have created an interesting background.
3. Spritz the background with water before spraying on a mist in the colour of your choice. Spray on some more water to create lovely pools of colour. Blot the excess with some scrunched up paper towel. Dry with a heat gun.
4. Using embossing ink again, stamp the "Bunting" Border Stamp on another piece of white cardstock. Heat set with white embossing powder. Cut out the bunting. Using a mix of different texture stamps, apply them to each flag of the bunting with embossing ink. (Use scrap paper to mask off flags either side of the one you are working on) Place the bunting on a heat resistant craft sheet. Spritz with water followed by a grey spray mist. Blot away the excess colour from the bunting using scrunched up paper towel. Use a wet wipe to remove any colour residue from the embossed areas. Dry with a heat gun. Stick down on the layout.


**TIP** Spray some water on the leftover mist on the heat
resistant craft sheet. Swipe some tags or art journal pages through the excess
colour. Now you have instant backgrounds ready to go for future projects.


5. Add your photo and patterned paper layers to the layout. Add some strands of pink embroidery thread across the layout. Add a chipboard banner painted with white gesso. Add some stamping to the background using Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Mask your photo using a scrap of paper and apply some pink splatters over the layout using the pink mist. Add some white splatters using a white paint pen or diluted gesso.

6. On some smooth white cardstock, stamp some stars, numbers and quotes using the Picked Raspberry ink. Fussy cut each element and add to the layout along with any other embellishments to suit.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Numbers Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Triangles Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Bunting Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Big Numbers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Everyday Life Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine White Detail
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry
Distress Embossing Ink

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have been inspired by my projects using the Numbers Texture Stamp.

Map Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hi, Connie Mercer here sharing some cards using the new and pretty cool Map Texture Stamp. This stamp is beautiful stamped in Cobalt ink, giving it that blue print look. Keeping that in mind, that was my inspiration for this first card. One is good but lets try stamping it three times, side by side:
 


 
Instructions:
1. Using the Map Texture Stamp and white cardstock, stamp three images with the Cobalt ink.
2. Trim the three stamped images to 2 1/4" x 3 1/4".
3. Mount the three map images on dark blue cardstock. (7 1/4" X 3 1/2")
4. Using the Season's Greetings set, stamp the word PEACE on the lower bottom panel, in Cobalt.
5. Splat with black ink or black acrylic paint, all three panels. Both work great. Let dry.
6. Using the Arty Triangles Collage Stamp and Cobalt ink, stamp on white cardstock.
7. Select three or more triangles and trim them out.
8. Attach a piece of twine over the first and second panel with the Tiny Attacher.
9. Add the triangles to the twine, creating a banner.
10. Attach the dark blue cardstock mat to white cardstock, creating a card front.
 
The finished card is a hope for PEACE around the world.  
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Map Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Arty Triangles Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Season's Greetings Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink Pad: Cobalt
Archival Reinker: Jet Black (for the splats)
Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
Divine Twine

For these next two cards, I have combined the Map Texture Stamp with the World Map Background Stamp. Both stamps were designed from the same original map, so the co-ordinate really well together. 
 
 
Instructions:
1. Using the World Map Background Stamp and Cobalt ink, stamp on white cardstock (6 1/4" X 4 1/4" size).
2. Stamp the Map Texture Stamp on white carstock with Fern Green ink. Trim out to 2 1/4" X 3 1/4" (approximately).
3. Mat with Green cardstock. 
4. Stamp a small heart and color it in with Cobalt ink. Use a paint brush and squeeze a small amount of ink, on the inside lid.  Pick up the ink color with the paint brush and fill in the small heart.
5. Adhere heart to Map Texture Stamp piece.
6. Stamp the sentiment from the Whimsical Words stamp set vertically on the card front, in Cobalt ink. 
7. Adhere the Map Texture Stamp piece to the World Map Background card front.
8. Speckle card with black ink splats or acrylic black paint. Both work fine.
9. Add twine to front of card. Staple both ends of twine to attach. 
 
 
To make a second card, that will coordinate with the Cobalt card, just switch the ink color to Fern Green. 
 
 
Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Map Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set 
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set 
Ranger Archival Ink Pad: Cobalt, Fern Green
Archival Reinker: Jet Black (for the splats)
Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher
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New Release: Rubber Stamp Sets and Texture Stamps

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Introducing our NEW Essentials 21 Collection of Rubber Stamp Sets and 6 new Texture Stamps!  

Now available for pre-order from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist


Here are a few ways the new stamp sets can be used! We will be sharing full projects on the blog using these fabulous new stamps so please add our RSS feed to your blog reader so you don't miss a thing!




The New Texture Stamps are perfect for creating random patterns on art journal pages, cards, scrapbook layouts or using as a bold image on card fronts and more! 


Now available for pre-order from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist! 

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