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
Divine Twine
 
Thanks for stopping by today!

Connie Mercer

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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Woodgrain Texture Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Saturday, December 05, 2015
Hi stampers! Today we are sharing projects using the Woodgrain Texture Stamp

First card by Rachel Greig shows how great it looks with the Wilderness Collection! 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Woodgrain Texture Stamp onto white cardstock using Sepia Archival Ink Pad. Trim closely to the image and distress the edges with a paper distresser. Sponge Sepia ink around the edges. 
2. Adhere stamped image to kraft cardstock. Distress the edges and sponge with ink. Attach a paper clip to the right side. Adhere two small images from the Wilderness Montage sheet using foam adhesive. Adhere a metal arrow (Tim Holtz idea-ology) using glossy accents. 
3. Stamp 'adventure' from the Wilderness Vol 2 Rubber Stamp set onto kraft cardstock using Sepia Archival Ink and trim to create a little banner. Sponge around the edges with the same ink pad and adhere to the Woodgrain background using 3D foam adhesive. 
4. Tear a piece of corrugated card slightly larger than the stamped panel. Rub Sepia ink on the top grooves and around the edges. Adhere the stamped Woodgrain panel to the corrugated card using glossy accents to firmly keep it in place. Wrap twine around the bottom and tie in a knot at the front. 
5. Adhere to a folded brown card to complete! 

Godelieve Tijskens has created a music card with the Woodgrain Texture Stamp and Rock Star Rubber Stamp Set! 


Instructions:
1. On smooth watercolor paper, stamp the Woodgrain Texture stamp using Watering Can Archival Ink. 
2. Stamp the guitar from the Rockstar Stamp Set in Jet Black Archival Ink below the Woodgrain Texture.
3. Use the Jet Black ink also to stamp the words and star.
4. Watercolor the guitar with Distress Ink Festive Berries, using an acrylic block as a palette.
5. Ink the edges of the watercolor paper, and adhere to a gray folded card.

Belinda Spencer has created three different themed cards using the Woodgrain Texture Stamp, which shows how versatile this stamp is! 


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Woodgrain Texture Stamp using Potting Soil Ranger Archival Ink onto smooth white cardstock. Distress the edges of this piece and ink with Festive Berries Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
2. Cut another piece of smooth white cardstock slightly larger than the first. Using Red Geranium Ranger Archival Ink, apply the Christmas text stamp from the Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set repeatedly over the cardstock until it is all covered. Distress the edges of this piece and ink with the Festive Berries ink.
3. Layer the woodgrain piece on top of the text piece and stick down onto a kraft cardstock base.
4. Apply Distress Inks to the Pine Leaf Eclectic Stamp. Spritz with a little water and stamp onto white cardstock. Allow to dry and then fussy cut.
5. Add a coil of wire thread or string to the card and then layer the pine leaf over the top.
6. Apply the new Christmas Post Collage Stamp onto white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Cut out the 'Peace Love Joy Christmas' Circle from Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set and add to the centre of the wire coil using 3D foam.
7. Stamp the 'Joy' word from the Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock using the Red Geranium ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front on top of the pine leaf.
8. Apply the Brushed Stars Background Stamp onto some scrap white cardstock using the Red Geranium ink. Cut out three of the stars and add to the card using 3D foam.

Here are a couple more cards I have created with the Woodgrain Texture Stamp to show how versatile this stamp is. 



Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Rockstar Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wilderness Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Stars Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Christmas Post Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Pine Leaf Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Wilderness Montage
Archival inkpads: Watering Can, Jet Black, Sepia, Potting Soil, Red Geranium
Distress Inkpad: Festive Berries, Gathered Twigs, Iced Spruce, Pine Needles
Acrylic Block
Aquash Brush
Corrugated Cardstock
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Arrows

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Sheet Music Texture Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, December 03, 2015
Hi there! It's time to get a little groovy and share some projects using the Sheet Music Texture Stamp

This first card by Rachel Greig shows how it can be combined with the Rockstar Rubber Stamp Set:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Sheet Music Texture Stamp onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink Pad. 
2. Adhere to black cardstock, then to a folded red card. 
3. Stamp the guitar from the Rockstar Stamp set onto whote cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink Pad and trim around the image. 
4. Stamp 'Rock & Roll' from the Rockstar Stamp Set with Vermillion Archival Ink and trim around the image. 
5. Adhere the guitar and sentiment to the card using 3D foam adhesive. 

Liesbeth Fidder has a great idea using the Sheet Music Texture Stamp with the Dance Quote Stamp and Vinyl Record Eclectic Stamp:


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Sheet Music Texture Stamp and the Dance Quote Stamp onto a (very) glossy double card using Jet Black Archival Ink. 
2. Stamp the Vinyl Record Eclectic Stamp on a seperate piece of glossy paper, with the same ink pad and cut out. Cut in half and glue the pieces at the right and left sides of the card as shown. 
3. Sponge the edges of the card with a little bit of black ink.

Robyn Wood lives in a very musical household, so the Sheet Music Texture Stamp is the perfect stamp for her! 


Music really does bring joy into life! It can uplift the soul and calm the spirit. I have used this quote from the Harmony Stamp Set many times for various music teacher gifts but it is also great for lots of different occasions.

Instructions:
1. Stamp Darkroom Door Sheet Music Texture Stamp onto a manilla shipping tag using Versamark ink and emboss with white powder. Place the image at a slight angle for a bit of interest. 
2. Spray with ink and allow to dry, I used Kaisercraft Mist in yellow and orange. 
3. Stamp quote from the Harmony Stamp Set onto a scrap of vellum using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and carefully heat emboss with clear powder. Tear closely and affix to tag using tiny brads. 
4. Tear the bottom of the tag, add a button and a twist of ribbon. Two lengths of deep red seam binding at the top gives it a pop of colour to finish.


Our house is filled with music as both sons and my husband are musicians and I find that musical images, particularly sheet music often creep into my art journals and cards.

Instructions: 
1. Trim a piece of white cardstock for the card front, stamp the Sheet Music Texture Stamp into the centre using Versamark ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Paint with runny blue watercolour, try to get some interesting spatters happening by tapping a watery brush over the cardstock and allow to dry. (If you don’t have watercolour, ink a patch of craft mat with blue Distress ink and spritz with water.) 
2. Stamp viola image from Darkroom Door Harmony stamp set and colour with Copic markers in browns, creams and grey. Trim closely and affix over sheet music image using foam tape. 
3. Add a wordstrip word as a greeting. Mat white card twice with different shades of blue and affix to card front.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Sheet Music Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Harmony Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Rockstar Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Music Wordstrip
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Vermillion
Glossy Cardstock
Embossing Powder: White, Clear
Tsukineko Brilliance Ink: Graphite Black
Tsukineko Versamark Clear ink
Kaisercraft Mist – yellow, orange
Vellum, brads, seam binding
Copic markers – T2, E35, E55, YR21
Blue watercolour

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Polka Dots Texture Stamp Project Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, November 30, 2015
Hi stampers! We have lots of projects to share with you today using the Polka Dots Texture Stamp! This is such a fun stamp and looks great as backgrounds for cards or adding layers and texture to art journals and more! 

Here's a card by Rachel Greig:


Instructions:
1. Stamp Polka Dot Texture Stamp onto white cardstock using Saffron Archival Ink Pad. Stamp 'hello' from Bright Blossoms Vol 1 Rubber Stamp set over the top using Jet Black Archival Ink Pad. Distress the edges with a paper distresser. Adhere to mustard cardstok. Distress edges of mustard cardstock and attach a paperclip to the top and bottom for decoration. 
2. Stamp flower twice from Bold Blossoms Stamp Set onto blue cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink Pad. Distress edges using a paper distresser. Adhere to folded mustard card. 
3. Adhere stamped Polka Dot panel to from of card with 3D foam adhesive to complete! 

Godelieve Tijskens has created two vibrant cards using the Polka Dots Texture Stamp:


Instructions:
1. On smooth watercolor paper I swiped Distress Inkpads Ripe Persimmon and Peacock Feathers
2. The Polka Dots Texture stamp was stampen on top, using gesso
3. The paper was cut to size and glued onto a black card
4. The Daisy and sentiment were stamped with black Archival ink, cut out and glued onto the colorful panel.


Instructions:
1. The Polka Dots Texture stamp was first stamped with Distress Paint Vintage Photo on kraft cardstock
2. Broken China and Antique Line Paint were used to stamp the second and third layer.
3. The image and wordstrip on this card are from the Sweet Treats Collection.
4. The card was embellished with a leather ribbon and messy stitching.

Susie Campbell has two mixed media art journal pages to share incorporating the Polka Dots Texture Stamp:


Instructions:
1. Firstly gather together a variety of neutral coloured papers along with a pretty floral. Then add a small image to use as a focal point (I used a butterfly postage stamp), a paper doily, fabric scraps including sheer organza, leather, buttons and calendar washi tape to your collection.
2. Stamp Polka Dots Texture Stamp onto a small panel of vintage paper using taupe coloured ink. Use a variety of papers and the stamped panel to compose the first layer of work. Affix some panels with glue stick and others with washi tape. Stamp Polka Dots in another section of the work (I did a second generation stamp to give a faded appearance).
3. Add other layers of paper if required and add machine stitching using a complimentary coloured thread. I used circular motions of sticking to tie in with the Polka Dots stamp and doily.
4. Stamp quote from Darkroom Doors Enjoy Life stamp set onto doily and gently heat set the ink. Affix small focal image to doily, along with fabric scraps, lace and a button to embellish the doily and add to work. Embellish the rest of the work with a leather heart, button and lace.


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Polka Dots Texture Stamp three times - first, second and third generation stamping on the lower section of vintage paper panel to add a variation in depth of colour. I used paper from an encyclopedia.
2. Find a black and white image of a person, trim it so that their eyes are the focal point. Position this in place and stamp the Top Hat from the Steampunk Stamp Set above it. Add a thin layer of white paint just below the face, when dry stamp the airship from the same stamp set. Add a touch of taupe paint to help blend the paint to the colour of vintage paper.
3. Stamp  the New York sign (Steampunk stamp set) on plain vintage panel, trim to size and affix to work.  
4. Layer work onto another piece of torn vintage paper, torn black scrapbooking paper and a thin layer of card (small than the other panels - to add strength to layers in preparation for machine stitching).  I added Archival Vermillion Ink Pad to the torn black scrapbooking panel for contrast of colour.
5. Add matching stitching to frame and make connections between the elements on the page.
6. Stamp 31 from Steampunk Stamp Set using Vermillion ink, trim to size and add to work. Affix postage stamp to the lower section of work. Layer work onto sheet music, encyclopedia paper and cream card.  Stamp 'exploration', 'adventure' and 'small cog' from Steampunk Stamp Set twice to complete work.  

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bold Blossoms Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Enjoy Life Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Steampunk Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Daisy Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Vol 1 Filmstrips
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Wordstrips
Archival Ink Pads: Jet Black, Saffron, Vermillion
Distress Inkpads:  Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers
Distress Paint:  Vintage Photo, Broken China & Antique Linen
Distress Marker Black Soot
Gesso Talens Amsterdam
Tonic Paper Distresser
Tiny Attacher
Leather ribbon
Sewing machine
Patterned papers
Heat Tool
Thread
Collage Glue Stick
Paper Doily
Buttons, Lace, Postage Stamp, Fabric Scraps, Washi Tape 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

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