Anniversary Sentiments Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Hi, Connie Mercer here today with 4 ideas using the new Anniversary Sentiments Stamp. This is the coolest stamp ever, easy to store and 13 sentiments on one stamp strip. You can cut it apart or leave it as one stamp (that is what I did). Lots of options! As you will see in my creative examples, you can mix and match the sentiments to meet the needs of your project. 

Take a look at the first card:



Instructions:
1. Place small circle stencil over card front and add color. I used Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio.  
2. Splat the card front with Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise Ink Spray.  Dry with heat tool.
3. Mat card front on coordinating cardstock and then mat on folded card base.  I used turquoise cardstock.
4. Stamp small birds from the Garden Birds Stamp Set on white cardstock.
5. Add color with Archival inks (listed below).
6. Trim out the birds after the colour was added. These can be water coloured, markers or ink, you choose.
7. Stamp under the circle leaves and branches.  Making a place for the birds to sit.
8. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim out.
9. Mat with coloured cardstock and adhere to card front.
10. Add birds with dimensional foam squares.
11. Wrap twine or jute around top of card and tie a small bow.
12. Add more splats if you like.


Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiments Stamp
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol.1 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Small Circle Stencil Set
Dylusions Ink Spray: Vibrant Turquoise
Distress Ink: Cracked Pistachio
Archival Ink: Coffee, Fern Green and Jet Black (for birds)


Instructions:
1. Stamp the World Map Background Stamp on white cardstock with Archival Cobalt ink.
2. Shade background with Cobalt and Dandelion Archival ink. 
3. Stamp the car and trailer on the background (card front) that was created.  I used Jet Black but the images looks gray.
4. Using the large Mesh stencil and Cobalt ink apply in random spots on the car front. Over car and trailer too.
5. Add yellow hearts to trailer. ( I used watered down acrylic yellow paint).  You can use markers or ink also.
6. Stamp balloons coming from the trailer. 
7. Colour in the balloons with watered down ink or paint.
8. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim out as a flag. I used Cobalt ink.
9. Using dimensional foam squares, attach the flag to the balloons. 
10. Attach card front to a coordinating cardstock colour (I used grey) with dimensional foam squares.
11. Attach card front to folded white cardstock base.
12. Splat black and yellow acrylic paint (watered down slightly) to card front.  I have always used an old toothbrush for this. You have great control of he splat.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Caravans Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Birthday 10th Anniversary Stamp
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cobalt, Dandelion
Acrylic paint: yellow & black (splats)
old toothbrush             


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Arrows Background Stamp using Blueprint Sketch Distress ink on white cardstock.
2. Adhere the background to yellow cardstock with dimensional foam squares.
3. Adhere the card front to a folded white cardstock base.
4. Stamp the Motorcycle and one section of the Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink.
5. Trim the Bold Arrow out.
6. Trim the Motorcycle to a rectangle shape and mat on blue cardstock.
7. Stamp the Bold Arrow in Barn Door and Mustard Seed Distress Ink and trim out.
8. Adhere the Motorcycle rectangle to the card front.
9. Adhere the blue and red Bold Arrow to the card front.
10. Adhere the yellow Bold Arrow over the other two Bold Arrows with dimensional foam squares.
11. Stamp sentiments on white cardstock with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.
12. Emboss with clear coat embossing powder.
13. Mat sentiments on blue cardstock and adhere to card front.
14. Spackle card front with Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink.
15. Stamp with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink and the straight stitch stamp along the left side of the card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Classic Motorcycles Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Arrows Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp
Distress Oxide Ink: Black Soot
Distress Ink: Barn Door, Blueprint Sketch and Mustard Seed
Embossing powder: clear coat

My last project is a tag. This could be used as a book mark or a gift tag. These could be created in advance for future use because of the way the Sentiment Stamp is designed.  What I mean by that is you can highlight any sentiment you wish for the occasion. Let me show you what I mean...


Instructions:
Creating the tag.
1. Stamp two tags on white cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink.


2. Looking at the diagram above you can see where I made the cut and then adhered the second tag to the first one after trimming both tags out.
3. Shade around the extended tag with black ink.
4. Cut out the tag hole (from the second tag) and staple it on the extended tag.
5. Use a craft knife or small scissors to cut out the inside of the tag hole.
6. The Sentiment strip is then added to the front of the extended tag.
7. The extended tag is shaded with black ink around the edges.
8. Using the Large Mesh stencil and black ink the stencil was applied in random spots to give a distressed look.
9. The birds and heart are stamped out on white cardstock.
10. Colour is added with Archival inks and then the images are trimmed out.
11. Add the images to the bottom of the tag.
12. Highlight the sentiments you want to use. 
13. Add twine or jute to pick up the colors used in the extended tag.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Birds Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fun & Games Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tags Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Distress Oxide Ink: Peeled Paint
Archival Ink: Cobalt, Jet Black, Potting Soil and Red Geranium

I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas! As you can see, the Anniversary Sentiments Stamp is useful for so many different types of cards and projects and works well with lots of different Darkroom Door stamps! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Mercer



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