Hand Knitted Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Saturday, November 23, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Hand Knitted Stamp Set! This set includes some fun sentiments that can be used on cards or tags on your hand knitted items!  



Let’s take a look at how these stamps can be used: 


This card by Rachel uses the ball of wool stamps on the card front to create a background. The basket of wool stamp was stamped onto specialty stamping paper and coloured in with Distress Markers. 


Connie has used the knitting needle stamp to create a border for her card! A clever idea!! The wool was stamped in different shades of blue and green to create the background, while the sentiments were stamped onto circles and matted with card stock before adhering to the card. 


Some of the stamps fit perfectly onto tags which means you can add them to gifts or your hand knitted projects! 


Connie has created a tag using the basket of wool stamp and coloured it with markers. To read more about Connie’s projects, please visit her blog here.  



Godelieve has created a cute card by combining the Sitting Cat Eclectic Stamp with the basket if wool stamp! The images were coloured with pencils. Read more about this card here.  



This next card by Godelieve shows how you can create an interactive sentiment using two sentiments stamped onto circles and have it opening to see the second sentiment: 


Godelieve also used the Knitting Background Stamp for the background, along with a Tim Holtz Paperdoll. It makes a great card! You can read more about this card here.   


Anneke has created a colourful tag to tie to your projects using the Hand Knitted By stamp along with the knitting needles and wool stamp. Here’s a closer look at the sentiment: 


There’s space on the tag to write your name. Read more about how Anneke created this tag here.  



Here’s another colourful project from Anneke where she has used the Knitting Background and the basket of wool stamp using colourful inks! Anneke has added some buttons to her card too, a great way to use up some of your left over buttons! Read more about this card here.   



Another great way to use the Hand Knitted Stamp Set is to create gift bags! Anneke has used the Close Knit sentiment along with the small needle and wool stamp and layered it up with the Roses Photo Stamp and Inky Script Background Stamp. What a fun way to give a friend a gift (full of wool and knitting supplies perhaps?) To see how Anneke created this gift bag, please visit her blog here.  

As you can see, there are so many ways the Hand Knitted Stamp Set can be used! 

If you’d like to see more projects from this stamp set, check out the Pinterest Board!   


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Christmas Tree Set Small Stencil Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, November 21, 2019

Hi there! Today we are sharing lots of different ways to use the new Christmas Tree Set Stencil!  



This stencil set consists of a Christmas Tree shape stencil and the matching solid shape which can be used as a mask and in lots of other ways. We have lots of projects to share with you showing how this stencil set can be used! 


To start with, here’s a really simple and effective idea by Rachel, using Distress Inks to sponge through the stencil. Rachel has used Peeled Paint Distress Ink and sponged more ink around the edges so it has a darker edge. While the stencil is in place, stamp the Starry Night Background Stamp through the stencil and emboss with gold embossing powder. Stamp a sentiment from the Stitched Christmas Stamp Set underneath. 

Here are some ideas by Connie: 


Connie has created a card and matching envelope using the Christmas Tree Stencil, then placed the Christmas Tree mask over where she has sponged, to use the Mesh Stencil over the top. A great way to add pattern to your background! 


Connie has also created some Christmas decorations using the stencil and trimming them out! A clever idea and great way to decorate your home! You can read more about Connie’s projects here.



Here are some colourful cards by Anneke where she has inked up the stencil with Distress Ink and pressed it onto the card front! Anneke has used different colours for the inside stencil shape to the outside, so it gives the card more colour and contrast! It’s a wonderful way to use both stencil pieces and create some fabulous quick cards! Here’s two more: 



To see step by step instructions to create these cards, please visit Anneke’s blog here.  



Anneke has also created a fun art journal page using the Christmas Tree Set Stencil with paint! Anneke has also used the Christmas Small Stamp, Christmas Script Background Stamp, Carved House Stamp Set, Checkered & Grid Texture Stamps. Read more about this project here.  



If you’d like to see more ideas using our Small Stencil Sets, please check out the Stencils Pinterest Board.  


You can also find all of our Stencils here.  


Happy creating!

To Be Jolly Small Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, November 18, 2019

Hi there! Today we’d like to share some project ideas using the To be Jolly Small Stamp! This is a fun sized sentiment, perfect for tags and cards for Christmas! 



Here’s a few different ways it can be used:


Rachel has stamped the To Be Jolly stamp with Vermillion and Olive Archival Inks, and stamped a small tag with the Woodgrain Background Stamp using Potting Soil Archival Ink. Added these to a spotted Kraft card using foam adhesive for some dimension. A fun way to layer up the card! 

Here are some more ideas by Connie: 


Connie has created some cute Christmas cards using patterned paper as the base and stamping the words from the To Be Jolly Small Stamp on plain card stock and then stamping the tree separately and trimming it out to attach as an embellishment! It’s a fun way to use this stamp! 


For these tags, Connie has stamped the To Be Jolly Small Stamps with Jet Black Archival ink for the words and Leaf Green Archival ink for the tree, then added some red berries with acrylic paint. 

You can read more about these cards and tags on Connie’s blog here.  


These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp can be used! If you’d like to see more Small Stamp projects, check out our Small Stamps Pinterest Board!  


You can find all of the Small Stamps on our website here.  


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Honeycomb Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Honeycomb Background Stamp!



This stamp works really well with the Buzzing Bees Stamp Set but can also be used with flowers and many other projects! Let’s take a look at a few card ideas: 


Belinda has created a beautiful embossing resist background by stamping the Honeycomb in embossing ink and using clear embossing powder to emboss it before spraying Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Inks over the top! Belinda then used the Buzzing Bees, Bottles and Fine Flowers Stamp Sets to decorate the card. 


Here is another variation using the same method as the first card. To read more details on how they were created, please visit Belinda’s blog here.  



Connie has created some beautiful floral cards using the Honeycomb Background with the Beautiful Blooms Stamp Set and the Fine Flowers Stamp Set. For this card, Connie stamped the Honeycomb in white on black cardstock. 


For this card, Connie stamped the Honeycomb over a background created with Distress Oxide Sprays. You can read more about Connie’s cards here.  


For this card, Rachel stamped the Honeycomb Background in Buttercup Archival Ink and sprayed over the top lightly with Pure Sunshine Dylusions Ink Spray and Shimmer Spray. Then embellished the card with stamps from the Buzzing Bees Stamp Set


Godelieve has created a wonderful card using the Honeycomb as a random pattern in the background and leaving a space open in the middle for the Take Flight Small Stamp

sentiment. Read more about Godelieve’s card here.  



For this card, Godelieve clear embossed the Honeycomb Background onto white cardstock then sprayed Pure Sunshine Dylusions Shimmer Spray over the top. It produces a beautiful shimmery effect and looks really pretty in the light! Godelieve then used stamps from Beautiful Blooms, Sweet Treats Vol 1 Stamp Sets and the Mini Mason Jar Eclectic Stamp


Suzz has been having a lot of fun creating little pieces of honeycomb with beeswax and adding them onto her cards to replicate real honeycomb! 


You can see how organic and textural it is having a little slice of beeswax on the card. Suzz has used stamps from the Buzzing Bees Stamp Set too. 


For this card Suzz created a sheet of vintage beeswax using the Honeycomb Background. It really is a fabulous effect! 


Here’s a look at the pieces of beeswax Suzz created for her cards. You can read all the step by step instructions on her blog here.  


As you can see, there are so many ways the Honeycomb Background can be used! If you’d like to see more projects using Background Stamps, check out the Pinterest Board!  


You can find our complete collection of Background Stamps on our website here


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Christmas Script Texture Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hi there! Today we’d like to share some ideas using the Christmas Script Texture Stamp! This is a great stamp for adding layers and writing to your Christmas projects!



This stamp is created from Rachel Greig’s handwriting and contains lots of different words about Christmas, so when you are looking to add some script or text to your Christmas projects this is a great stamp to use! It can be used as a main feature on your card and can be used with many of our Christmas themed stamps



For this card Godelieve has used an embossing resist technique by stamping the Christmas Script Texture Stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossing with clear powder, then spraying over the top with Distress Oxide Sprays. The sprays will resist the embossed stamping, so it will remain white while the rest of the background gets coloured with the spray. It’s a wonderful effect! Godelieve then used the Reindeer Stencil Set and used the Cotton Candy Speckle Embossing Powder to emboss the reindeer shape. Fabulous texture!! To read more about Godelieve’s card, click here.   


Another beautiful card by Godelieve, this time using Pure Shine Dylusions Shimmer Spray over the solid star stencil, and then the Christmas Script Texture Stamp is stamped over the top with Thistle Archival Ink. A warm and pretty effect! Read more about how Godelieve created this card here.  


Anneke has created this pretty Christmas card by stamping the Christmas Script Texture Stamp onto a Kraft card base with white paint, then layering patterned paper on the left side before adding a tree from the Christmas Trees stamp set. The sentiment is from the Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set. Read more about Anneke’s card here.  


Here’s a similar card, this time stamping the Christmas Script in Tea Rose Archival Ink onto a white card base. The tree was created by stamping the Mesh Background Stamp onto white card stock and cutting a tree shape to add to the card. Read more about how Anneke created this card here.  


Here’s a card where Anneke has used the Christmas Script stamp as the focal point. Anneke has used red paint to stamp the Christmas Script on a white card base. Then added a leftover strip of stamped Mesh Background from her other cards, added some twill ribbon and flowers to complete! A great way to use up little bits and pieces in your stash! Read more here.  

These are just a few ideas to show how this stamp can be used on your cards! If you’d like to see more Texture Stamp projects, check out our Texture Stamps Pinterest Board!   

You can find all of the Texture Stamps on our website here.  

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Merry Mail Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Hi there stampers! Today we have lots of wonderful projects to show you using the Merry Mail Stamp Set! This is such a fun stamp set to use for your Christmas projects! It has been designed so you can decorate your envelopes and parcel that go through the mail, but the stamps also look great to make cards, tags and gift wrap with a postage theme! 



Let’s take a look at how these stamps can be used: 


These decorated envelopes by Rachel show how the Merry Mail stamps can be used to create some mail art! Rachel also used the Diagonal Stripes Background Stamp to create the air mail edges. 


Anneke has created a fun card by stamping different stamps in different ink colours to cover the card front! It’s a great design! Here’s an envelope to go with it: 


Anneke has used the Plaid Background Stamp  to cover most of the envelope then decorated more with the Merry Mail Set. To read more details, please visit Anneke’s blog here.  

Next we have a great way to create gift wrap!   



Anneke has created banners to put on her handmade gift bags and stamped the banner with Christmas Script Texture Stamp. Anneke then decorated some round circles with the Merry Mail Stamp Set. Here’s a closer look:  


Such a great way to create gift wrap! See more details on how they were made here.  



Connie has also created some great projects using the Merry Mail set! These tags would look great hanging from the tree or used on Christmas gifts! They also look great as a display in your home just like Connie has photographed them here. 


Connie has also created a card, using the Circle Set Stencil to create a circle in the background and a sentiment from the Season’s Greetings Stamp Set



Connie has also created a couple of matching envelopes to send the cards in! To read more about Connie’s projects, please visit her blog here.  



Suzz has created a wonderful series of tags and envelopes with the Merry Mail Set. This first tag shows how you can use a light grey ink, like the Archival Shadow Grey ink pad to make a light background of stamped images. Then stamp over the top with a bold red ink. 


For this tag, Suzz used the Star Set Stencil with gold paint and stamped over the top in red ink. 


This is a fun twist on colours by using green and pink inks. Such a great tag! 

Suzz has also created some fun envelopes, incorporating the Star Set Stencil and Starry Night Stencil into some of them. Each one would be a delight to see in your mail box! 





Lastly, here are some ideas for gift cards using the Merry Mail Stamps in the background and embossing over the top with Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder


Suzz has used the Christmas Reindeer Stamps over the top of the Shadow Grey stamping. 


For this last card, Suzz has used a sentiment from the Brushed Christmas Vol 1 Stamp Set. To see more details on all of Suzz’s projects, please visit her blog here

As you can see, there are so many ways the Merry Mail Stamp Set can be used! We hope there will be lots of decorated envelopes going through the postal system this year!!

If you’d like to see more projects from this stamp set, check out the Pinterest Board!   


Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Star Set Small Stencil Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, November 01, 2019

Hi there! Today we are sharing lots of different ways to use the new Star Set Stencil!  



This stencil set consists of a star shape stencil and the matching solid shape which can be used as a mask and in lots of other ways. We have lots of projects to share with you showing how this stencil set can be used! 


Belinda has used the Star stencil to create stars for her journal page and traced around them with a water soluble pencil. Belinda has lots of extra photos and close ups on her blog to show all the details, it’s a wonderful project, you can check it out here.   


Here are some card ideas by Godelieve: 


Godelieve used Distress Oxide Sprays  over the star solid shape to create one background and then pressed the inked up star shape onto another card front. A great way to create two cards from one inking! You can read more about it here on Godelieve’s blog.   


For this card, Godelieve created a layered show star, by sponging two different colours of Distress Oxide Inks and slightly offsetting the stencil to reveal both colours. A great way to ad more depth to the stencil! Godelieve also used the Starry Night stencil for the background. Read more about this card here.  


Another beautiful card by Godelieve, this time using Pure Shine Dylusions Shimmer Spray over the solid star stencil, and then the Christmas Script Texture Stamp is stamped over the top with Thistle Archival Ink. A warm and pretty effect! Read more about how Godelieve created this card here.  

Next we have some ideas from Connie: 


Connie has created a wonderful set of star ornaments using the stencil as a template to cut from and for spraying shimmer sprays through. Its a fabulous way to create unique ornaments for your tree! Connie has also used the Star Set Stencil in this art journal page below. See how Connie created these projects here.  


Next we have some beautiful projects by Suzz: 


Suzz has used the star stencil on fabric with embossing paste! It created such a beautiful texture! Suzz also used a variety of gold, brown and ivory ink sprays to add colour to the linen. Here’s another card using the star stencil on linen fabric:


Suzz has used hessian/burlap behind the linen to give it even more texture and used the Sheet Music Texture Stamp and Christmas Reindeer stamps to stamp around the star. 


For these new few cards, Suzz has sponged yellow ink through the star stencil on white backgrounds and added stamping with Cobalt ink. 


Suzz used the Sunshine stencil over the star stencil to sponge big sun rays over the star. A great idea!! 


This card has a fun mail art theme with the use of the postage marks from the Christmas Reindeer stamp set

These are some beautiful card ideas from Suzz and to read the full detailed instruction for each card, please visit Suzz’s blog here.  


One last card idea from Rachel using the star stencil with Distress Inks and overlaying them side by side to create two stars. You can put the mask stencil over a sponged star while you use the open star stencil to sponge through to create your second star. Very quick card and easy to create a lot for Christmas! The sentiment is from the Stitched Christmas Stamp Set

If you’d like to see more ideas using our Small Stencil Sets, please check out the Stencils Pinterest Board.  

You can also find all of our Stencils here.  

Happy creating!