Flower Girl Collage Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Hi Stampers, it is Godelieve Tijskens today, sharing 3 card ideas with the Flower Girl Collage Stamp.

My first card is a trifold card in black & white. I love black & white, but of course this would work in any color.



1. Stamp the Flower Girl twice onto smooth paper, using black ink.  I used Archival ink


2. Glue 1 image on the left hand part of a trifold card.
3. Cut around the girl.  Also cut out the basket from this image to use later inside the card.


4. Glue the second image on the right hand flap, making sure that both images line up perfectly when the card is closed.


Because the cardstock is black, a white panel on the inside is necessary for writing space.

5. Ink up the corner of the Roses photo stamp with black ink, stamp at the top of the white card.  
6. Choose a saying, I used a stamp from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 set, stamp it in black too.
7. Glue the cut out basket in place.


8. To keep the card closed you can wrap some ribbon around it.  

Supplies:
Darkroom Door Collage Stamp: Flower Girl
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Roses
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Simple Sayings Vol 2
Ranger Archival Inkpad: Jet Black


My second card is a Mother’s Day card. But it would work for other occasions as well.


1. Ink the stamp with Distress Oxide ink Gathered Twigs
2. Let the ink dry completely. Distress Oxide inks need a bit longer to dry, but you can use a heat tool to speed things up.
3. I love to use coloured pencils, so I took my time to simply colour the image with pencils, quite relaxing for me.
4. I looked for cardstock in 2 matching colours to mat the image, and adhered it to a white folded card.
5. Words from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 set were stamped onto an oval diecut and attached with 3D foamtape.

Supplies:
Darkroom Door Collage Stamp: Flower Girl
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Simple Sayings Vol 2
Ranger Distress Oxide Inkpad: Gathered Twigs
Derwent Procolour Pencils 
Sizzix Tim Holtz Bigz Dies Tag & Bookplates

My third card is a Wishing Well card.


1. Ink the Flower Girl stamp with black Archival ink and stamp over a gel print.


2. I used a gel print from my stash. It was made a while ago with several Darkroom Texture stamps and stencils. The surface is quite rough, hence the distressed stamping, especially on the girl’s skirt.


3. Stamping faces over a print can be tricky.  I use my MISTI to stamp onto acetate first. Then, keeping the acetate in place, I slide the gel print under the acetate and move it around to find a good spot to stamp. After putting the magnets on the card I remove the acetate to stamp the image on the right spot. Acetate is easy to clean and can be used over and over again.


4. Flower Soft was glued on top of the flowers, using bookbinding glue. I also put some Flower Soft in the basket.
5. The panel was glued onto a folded card.
6. The saying is from an early Darkroom Door stamp set: Garden Greetings.

Supplies:
Darkroom Door Collage Stamp: Flower Girl
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Garden Greetings
Ranger Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Flower Soft
Gel Print
Bookbinding Glue

I hope I inspired you with these ideas.  

Thank you for dropping by!

Godelieve

Four Seasons Leaves Border Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, February 25, 2019

Hi, it’s Belinda here today to share a sweet set of cards featuring the stunning Leaves Border Stamp. Here I have used a watercolour effect to create a set of cards featuring colours to represent all four seasons.



‘Spring’ Card


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 29cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 14cm. Stick down on the card base.
3. Using Faber-Castell Big Brush Stamper Pens, apply various colours to the leaves. Here I have chosen a different colour for each style of leaf. Spritz the stamp with water and then apply to the card front. Scribble the three pens (separately) onto an acrylic block. Use a soft wet paintbrush to flick the colours over the card front. Allow to dry. 
4. Add some messy thread to the card front in a co-ordinating colour. Attach with tiny dots of glue.
5. Use the same pens to colour the tiny star stamps from the Hello Baby Vol. 1 Stamp Set. Huff your breath onto the stamp before stamping on extra smooth white cardstock. Also stamp the ‘Hello Baby’ from this set using Jet Black Archival Ink and just cut out the ‘hello’. Use the Alphabet Medley Stamp Set to stamp the ‘spring’ in the same black ink. Fussy cut all elements and add to the card front.


I used exactly the same technique for each of the seasons just choosing different colours to suit. Here’s a peek at the Summer, Autumn and Winter cards.

Summer Card


Autumn Card


Winter Card


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Leaves Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
RANGER Archival Ink Jet Black
FABER-CASTELL Big Brush Stamper Pens:
Spring Card: 156 Cobalt Green, 167 Permanent Olive Green, 170 May Green
Summer: 107 Cadmium Yellow, 113 Orange Glaze, 171 Light Green
Autumn: 113 Orange Glaze, 178 Nougat, 219 Deep Scarlet Red
Winter: 143 Cobalt Blue, 146 Sky Blue, 232 Cold Grey III

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Hearts Border Stamp Journal and Card

Darkroom Door - Saturday, February 23, 2019

Hi, Anneke De Clerck here today to share with you a few projects I made using the brand new Hearts Border Stamp. To start with I did an art journal spread in my large Dina Wakley Media journal. To create the background I was inspired by a video by Kate Crane. In the video she shows how to make gel prints with a ‘distressed wood’ look. You can see that video here

Border stamps are great for larger projects but it’s perfectly possible to use them on cards. Bellow I’m sharing 2 card ideas as well.



To make it easy I worked on loose sheets of paper that I glued into the journal after making the gel prints.


Instructions:
1. Apply stripes of Ruby, Olive, White, Elephant and Turquoise Dina Wakley Media Paint on a large gel printing plate using a brayer. Let this layer dry completely. Put a thin layer of white paint on top and pull a print. Make ghost prints for future projects. Repeat the steps to create a second page. Glue both gel prints into the art journal.


2. Stamps the hearts on the left and right side with the Hearts Border Stamp using Archival Ink Jet Black.
3. Stamp randomly with the Grid Texture Stamp using turquoise paint. 
4. Stamp parts of the Inky Script Background Stamp using white paint.


5. Sponge white paint through the Large Stencil – Dots. Mask off the stamped hearts if necessary. Outline the dots with a white pen.
6. Stamp a bunch of houses from the Carved Houses Stamp Set on white paper using Archival Ink Jet Black. Cut out and adhere to the spread as shown. Add shadow and highlights to the houses with a black Stabilo pencil and a white pen.
7. Stamp the small hearts from the Hearts Border Stamp separately on white paper using Distress Oxide Ink Crushed Olive, Candied Apple and Peacock Feathers. Cut out and glue on top of the black hearts.
8. Stamp the quote straight on the background using stamps from the Alphabet Medley set. Decorate with 3 small hearts.
9. Adhere strips of black and white washi tape and make 3 cross-stitches with red wax cord.


Instructions:

1. Paint stripes on a mixed media card panel with Dina Wakley Media Paint White, Olive, Ruby, Turquoise and Elephant using a flat brush.
2. Stamp hearts on the painted background using the Hearts Border Stamp and Archival Ink Jet Black. Stamp the hearts again on white paper, cut out (except for the tiny hearts) and add this extra layer on top of the hearts on the background.
3. Mask off the hearts and stamp dots randomly with the Dots Texture Stamp and white paint. Highlight some of the dots by overstamping them with white paint using the eraser at the top of a pencil.


4. Stamp the bottom heart on the Hearts Border Stamp separately on a leftover gel print, cut out and attach cord and a bead as shown. Glue in place using 3D dots.
5. Finish the card off by stamping a wish from the Simple Sayings set using Archival Ink Jet Black.


Instructions:
1. Cut a 4 x 7” card panel out of watercolour paper. Threat the panel with an antistatic pad first. Stamp hearts using the Hearts Border Stamp and Versamark Ink. Heat emboss the print with WOW embossing powder Opaque Bright White.
2. Paint the hearts with Distress Oxide Inks Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Cracked Pistachio, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry using a water brush. 
3. Stamp the text on a strip of vellum using stamps from the Alphabet Medley set. Wrap the strip of vellum around the card and attach at the backside. 
4. Apply Dina Wakley Media Paint Ruby, White and Turquoise paint on a sheet of white paper with a brayer. Cut a panel out of it to use as a mat for the watercolour panel. Make machine stitches at the edges. Adhere to a white double card.


Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Hearts Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Houses Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Grid Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Inky Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Large Stencil - Dots
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Versamark Ink
Golden Fluid Acrylics: Titanium White
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Ruby, Olive, White, Elephant, and Turquoise
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks: Crushed Olive, Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Cracked Pistachio, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry
WOW embossing powder: Opaque Bright White
Black Stabilo pencil
White Sharpie

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Flowers Filmstrip Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, February 21, 2019

Hi there! Suzz Czosek here. I am here today to share a few cards created using the new Flowers Filmstrip Stamp. I had fun playing around with a few different ideas with the filmstrip. I think these new filmstrip stamps are going to be alot of fun to create with! 

First up is a camera inspired card. Why not pair up the Capture Life Stamp Set



Instructions: 
1. Stamp Flowers Filmstrip Stamp 2 times on white cardstock using black archival ink. 
2. Colour the images with watercolor pencils and waterbrush. (Use your favorite coloring medium) 
3. Let dry. Cut out the filmstrip.  
4. Cover the entire strips with versamark watermark ink.  
5. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Repeat to apply two coats. 
6. Stamp the sentiment from the Capture Life Stamp Set onto white cardstock with black archival ink. 
7. Heat emboss sentiment with clear embossing powder. 
8. Assemble the card.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Stamps: Flowers
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set: Capture Life
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Clear Embossing Powder
Versamark Watermark Ink
Watercolor pencils
Waterbrush 

A quick and easy card with a great pop with the frame from the filmstrips! 

Next up is a card with multiple filmstrips and a soft color scheme. 


Instructions: 
1. Cut out background cardstock. (4 3/4" x 6 3/4") . 
2. Stamp script from Correspondence Stamp Set with black ink over background randomly. 
3. Stamp filmstrip stamp four times using Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black on white cardstock. 
4. Color with a hint of yellow and shadow with gray. I used my watercolor pencils. Soften with waterbrush. 
5. Stamp sentiment from the Sympathy Sentiments Stamp using black archival ink on white cardstock. 
6. Cut out sentiment and film strips.  
7. Layer filmstrips over stamped background. Cut off edges of filmstrip to fit background. 
8. Assemble Card. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Stamps: Flowers
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Correspondence
Darkroom Door Sentiments Stamp: Sympathy
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Watercolour Pencils 
Waterbrush

I tried this first with just black and white and found it quite striking. I think the filmstrips look beautiful with either effect. 


For my last card I wanted to create a background of the filmstrips.  


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Flowers Filmstrip Stamp four times using Ranger Archival Potting Soil on white cardstock. 
2. Stamp the carnation flower from the Garden Greetings Stamp Set three times using Ranger Archival Potting Soil on white cardstock. 
3. Color the images with pink highlights using your favorite coloring medium. 
4. Stamp the sentiment from Bright Blossoms Vol 2 stamp set on a piece of vellum. (I painted behind the sentiment with a whitewash to help make the sentiment pop) 
5. Stamp the Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp randomly with a mix of light pink and brown dye ink. 
6. After I finished stamping I cut the strips and attached them on the card base. 
7. I finished with a whitewash over the surface of all the stamped pieces to soften the effect. 
8. I cut the carnation out into multiple pieces and layered them to give a dimensional effect. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Filmstrips Stamp: Flowers
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Garden Greetings, Bright Blossoms Vol 2 
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp: Coffee Stain
Ranger Archival Ink: Potting Soil, Rose Madder
Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap 

I hope you have gotten a little inspiration along the way! 

Suzz

Tall Flowers Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hi there, it's Heather Telford from snowy Canada looking forward to the day when flowers are seen around here once more. We have loads of snow so I enjoyed the contrast of stamping spring flowers. These new flowers stamps are great to work with especially as they have nice long bendable stems; you can make one stamp bend this way or that to fill your stamped vase or garden!



Instructions: 
1. In a stamp positioner, place tall daisy stamp from 'Tall Flowers' set on cold pressed watercolour paper panel
2. Ink stem with peeled paint distress ink and flower head with fossilized amber ink then stamp
3. Using markers ink petals of the stamp with spiced marmalade marker, spritz stamp and stamp over initial print
4. Ink petal partially with rusty hinge distress marker close to flower centre, ink centre with ground espresso marker. Spritz with water and stamp.
5. Blend stem, petals and flower centre with fine tip paintbrush and water.
6. When dry restamp flower centre in ground espresso ink.
7. Repeat two more times to add flowers to panel using a stamped and hand cut mask to overlap flowers.
8. Using the mask again to protect stamping add background foliage using a stamp from 'Nature Walk' set inked with weathered wood and tea dye distress ink.
9. Splatter with tea dye ink.
10. Stamp sentiment in brown Stazon ink on vellum strip then wrap around panel before attaching to kraft card base.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Tall Flowers Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Nature Walk Stamp Set
Distress inks: Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Tea Dye
Distress markers: Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Ground Espresso, Forest Moss
Cold pressed watercolour paper
Brown stazon ink
Vellum
Kraft cardstock


Instructions: 
1. Ink delicate flower stamp from 'Nature Walk' set with stormy sky and iced spruce distress inks, spritz stamp with water then stamp several times across cold pressed watercolour paper panel before re-inking and repeating.
2. Use stamp positioner to stamp tall daisy stamp from 'Tall Flowers' set over background foliage. Ink petals first with wilted violet distress ink and stem with forest moss distress ink, spritz stamp then stamp. 
3. Clean stamp and partially re-ink with blueprint sketch distress ink, spritz with water then stamp again. Because the ink is diluted with water the two colours will blend and fill the outline petals. If desired blend more with a paintbrush.
4. Repeat to add more daisies across panel bending the stem to change the orientation of the flower heads.
5. Stamp sentiment in black Stazon ink on vellum strip then wrap around panel before attaching to card base.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Tall Flowers Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Nature Walk Stamp Set
Distress inks: Stormy Sky, Iced Spruce, Wilted Violet, Bluepring Sketch, Forest Moss
Cold pressed watercolour paper
Vellum
Black stazon ink


Instructions: 
1. Trace a circle in pencil on hot pressed watercolour panel.
2. Sponge fossilized amber distress ink around circle then erase pencil line.
3. Using sponging as a guide, stamp small flower heads from 'Tall Flowers' set round the circle in carved pumpkin ink, holding stamp so only flower(not stem) is inked and stamped.
4. Repeat process with small leaves and ferns from 'Leaves' set in fossilized amber, peeled paint, forest moss and tea dye distress inks.
5. Splatter forest moss ink over wreath.
6. Mat panel in orange cardstock, attach to kraft card base and add a raffia bow.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Tall Flowers Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Leaves Stamp Set
Distress inks: Fossilized Amber, Peeled Paint, Carved Pumpkin, Forest Moss, Tea Dye
hot pressed watercolour paper
kraft cardstock, orange cardstock
raffia

The Tall Flowers stamp set is fun to use, I hope you’ll enjoy using it as much as I do! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Heather

Paris Filmstrip Projects

Darkroom Door - Sunday, February 17, 2019

Hello stampers, it’s Robyn Wood with you today sharing some projects using the new Paris Filmstrip stamp. It is wonderful to see Filmstrip images return to the Darkroom Door product range, the card strips were always among my favourites and I love seeing them in stamps. Let me show you some ideas for using the Paris Filmstrip:



The Paris Filmstrip makes for a striking card if stamped simply in black and left uncoloured.

Instructions:
1. Stamp Paris Filmstrip onto white card using black Archival ink. Trim closely around the whole stamp, leaving images intact.
2. Stamp a panel of red cardstock all over with the French script from the Tour Eiffel stamp set using black Archival ink.
3. Add a line of faux stitching around the edge of the red panel using a fine, black pen.
4.  Layer the right side of the panel with a small doyley and tie with ribbon.
5. Attach Paris Filmstrip image over the doyley/ribbon – arrange at slight angle. Trim off the parts of the image which overhang the red card. Attach to white card base.
6. Stamp Je t’aime from the same set onto white card using black Archival ink. Trim closely and layer with red card. Attach to card using foam tape and embellish with small, white pearls.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paris Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Tour Eiffel Stamp Set
Archival ink: Jet Black


Don’t forget that the Paris Filmstrip images are awesome to use on their own, trimmed of the filmstrip framing and this card is one idea for you to try.

Instructions:
1. Stamp a panel of kraft cardstock randomly with the French Texture stamp using Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Sponge edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. 
2. Stamp Paris Filmstrip onto white card using black Archival ink and cut images apart. 
3. Give stamped images some colour by sponging with Distress Inks and layer with black cardstock.
4. Colour a small piece of cheesecloth using Distress Inks then attach to bottom section of kraft panel.
5. Add a strip of torn black cardstock over the cheesecloth then arrange layered images in a group. Tie a length of black ribbon across the kraft panel so it sits just over the bottoms of the images. Attach panel to black card base.
6. Stamp Happy Birthday greeting onto white card using black Archival ink and trim closely. Layer with black cardstock and add to cardfront to finish.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paris Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Tour Eiffel Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain


Decorated tags make great embellishments for journal pages & handy to add to a travel diary. The Paris Filmstrip image easily cuts apart giving you little postcard type images that hit the high points of a visit to Paris.

Instructions:
1. Add some colour to a manilla tag using Distress Oxide inks.  Start by smooshing some inks onto a non-stick craft mat, spritz with a little water and drag the tag through the ink until you are happy with the effect. 
2. Stencil parts of the tag using the Diamonds stencil and white gesso.
3. Stamp the tag with the Paris definition and lights from the Tour Eiffel stamp set using black Archival ink.
4. Stamp the small Eiffel Tower and street sign from the same set onto cardstock using black Archival ink. 
5. Stamp Paris Filmstrip onto white card using black Archival ink and cut images apart.
6. Give stamped images some colour by sponging with Distress Inks. Distress edges lightly and sponge with brown Distress ink.
7. Layered stamped images onto tag, set the Filmstrips images at slight angles for interest.
8. Add a round paperclip over the Paris definition. Add some ribbon to the top of the tag and attach street sign using a Tim Holtz Trinket Pin.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Paris Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Tour Eiffel Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Diamonds
Dina Wakley Gesso - white
Distress Oxide ink: Frayed Burlap, Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood
Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Old Paper, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass

I hope you have enjoyed learning how these projects came together!

Until next time, 
Robyn

Bottles Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hello Stampers, it is Godelieve Tijskens today, sharing some ideas with the fabulous new Bottles stamp set.

First I have created an art journal page with the complete set: 



Before I cut a set of new rubber stamps, I like to stamp the whole sheet a few times.


A sheet fits perfectly on a page in one of my journals.  I stamped the bottles with Versamark ink and heat embossed  with white embossing powder.

Next I used stamps from the Grunge Marks and Wings set to stamp and heat emboss onto the bottles. 


Using an ink blending tool and Dylusions paints I colored the pages.  I used a paper towel to remove the paint from the embossed parts immediately, to keep the embossing white.

Garden Patina Archival ink was used to stamp the Grid Texture stamp and the butterflies.


To add a lighter touch to the bottles I used a white Distress Crayon.


Shadow around and below the bottles was done with a Distress Crayon and a grey pencil.

From an early Darkroom Door stamp set, Ornate Elements, I used the numbers, stamped onto white cardstock with black Archival ink, cut out and glued in place.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets:  Bottles, Grunge Marks, Wings, Ornate Elements
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Grid
Archival Inkpads: Garden Patina, Jet Black
Versamark Inkpad
WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White
Dylusions Paints: Mushy Peas, Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise

Distress Crayons: Picket Fence, Peeled Paint

Pencil
Strathmore Visual Journal

Darkroom Door has lots of beautiful flower stamps.  On this card I used a favourite tulip stamp, also from an early Darkroom Door set, to put in a bottle.


Black Archival ink was used to stamp the bottle and tulip onto watercolor paper. 

Two more tulips were stamped on another piece of watercolor paper to cut out later.


I watercolored the flowers and bottle with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks by taking pigment from the sticks with a wet brush.


I covered the bottle and tulip with a mask to stamp the Spanish Tiles background with Distress Oxide Pumice Stone.  

I removed the mask from the stamped bottle, and because I used a Misti, I was able to restamp the Spanish Tiles in exactly the same place, to get a subtle impression 'behind' the glass.

The card was finished off with the 2 cut out tulips, and by adding words from the Thank You Sentiment Stamps.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Bottles, Full Bloom Vol 1
Darkroom Door Sentiment Stamps: Thank You

Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Spanish Tiles

Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Distress Oxide Inkpad: Pumice Stone
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks

On my next card I wanted to create ceramic vases instead of glass bottles.


First I made a colorful background to stamp the bottles on.

I used Distress Oxide inkpads, pressed them onto my Tim Holtz glass media mat, sprayed water and put the watercolor paper in the puddle to pick up the ink. I repeated this a few times, drying the ink inbetween layers.

To stamp the bottles I used Thistle Archival Ink.


After I had cut out the bottles I used stamps from the Foliage set to decorate the bottles.

At the bottom of a landscape folded card I glued a strip of cardstock in a coordinating color and arranged the bottles on the card.

I added a saying from the Thank You stamp set, also stamped with Thistle Archival ink.

A white gelpen was used on the berries.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Sets: Bottles, Foliage, Thank You
Distress Oxide Inkpads: Carved Pumpkin, Broken China, Seedless Preserves
Archival Inkpad: Thistle
White Gel Pen Signo

I hope I inspired you with my projects.

Thank you for visiting the blog today.

Godelieve

Classic Cars Vol 2 Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Hi from Texas! Connie Mercer here, to share with you some guy cards and a journal page using the new Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set!  This is great for creating cards for the men in your life. They all love cars and especially fast ones. This set also goes great with Classic Cars Vol.1. You will want both sets for sure. They compliment each other so well.
 



Instructions:
1. Start with a grey piece of cardstock for your card front.  
2. Stamp the Grid Background Stamp on the grey cardstock with Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot).
3. Using a spray bottle of water mist the front of the card. The ink will oxidize and create a distressed look. Dab off extra water. Dry with heat tool.
4. Stamp the car (front side view) stamp on card front.
5. Stamp numbers (from Vintage Office) in left top corner of card with Black ink.
6  Stamp the car (side view) on grey cardstock with black ink.
7. Trim out three sides and gently tear off bottom side.
8. Mat on beige cardstock. Repeat the tearing technique on the beige cardstock also.
9. Adhere to card front.
10. Mat the card front on beige cardstock and then black cardstock.
11. Then add to a folded white card base.
12. Speckle card front with white ink.
13. Stamp sentiment on beige card stock and trim out.
14. Shade with black ink and add to card front.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Office Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grid Background Stamp
Cardsock: Letter It by Ranger
Distress Oxide Ink Pad: Black Soot
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Dylusions ink Spray: White Linen 


Instructions:
1. Using the Torn Text Background Stamp and grey cardstock, stamp the image on the cardstock with black ink.
2. Using the Large Mesh Stencil apply in random spots, on the card front, using black ink.
3. Do the same thing with the Large stars stencil, random spots on the card front with black ink.
4. Stamp the car on a smaller piece of grey cardstock and apply the Large Mesh stencil in random spots with black ink.
5. Matt the smaller piece on black cardstock.
6..Adhere to the card front.
7. Stamp sentiment with black ink on white cardstock and trim out.
8. Shade with black ink and adhere to card front with dimensional foam squares.
9. Speckle with white ink.
10. Add card front to a folded white card base.
11. Add three rhinestones to each star on the front of the card.

Products used:
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Large Mesh stencil
Darkroom Door Large Starry Night Stencil
Cardstock: Letter It by Ranger
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Dylusions Ink Spray: White Linen 
Other: black rhinestones


Instructions:
1. Using the Sunshine Background Stamp with grey cardstock, stamp the image using black ink.
2. Adhere a tag to the center of the card front.
3. Stamp the front facing car on white cardstock. Colour in the head lights to match colour of trim on the tag. I used watercolors to achieve this look.
4. Trim out to a rectangle shape.
5. Adhere to card front. Centre the rectangle over the tag.
6. Using the Large Mesh stencil apply random spots on card front.  
7. Add circle sticker (had in my stash).  Mat the card front to beige cardstock and then again on black cardstock.
8. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock with black ink.
9. Trim apart and shade each section with black ink.
10. Add to card front using dimensional foam squares.
11. Speckle with white ink.
12. Adhere to folded white card base.


Products used:
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Sunshine Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Archiva Ink: Jet Black
Dylusions Ink Spray: White Linen 
Cardsock: Letter It by Ranger


Instructions:
1. Create a background using layers and layers of random colors of acrylic paint. Mine started out as a page that I had cleaned the roller from the Gel-Press on.  It has hints of pink and purple under the green and yellow tones. I dulled that with the black paint.  
2. Add texture to the pages with stencils and modeling paste. The white modeling paste applied over paint kinda of takes on the colors of the paint and I lost the look I was going after.
3. So I re-applied the stencil using acrylic paint.  The paint stayed white and I loved it on the black painted spots on the pages. 
4. The sides of the pages were stamped with Stitched Borders set, giving the look that the pages were stitched with a sewing machine.
5. The center was created by stamping the car images on vintage dictionary paper with black ink. When the journal was closed the center paper tore apart. 
6. Stickers were added and stamped with StazonOn black ink. (The stickers have a shiny surface and I wanted to make sure the text was not going to smear.)
7. Add speckles with black ink over the vintage dictionary paper.
8. Shading was added to the center, where the paper tore.
9. Vintage photo corners were added to the vintage dictionary paper.

Products used:
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Vol 1 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Office Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Archival Ink: Jet Black
StazOn Ink: Black
Paint: DecoArt
stickers

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie 

January 2019 New Release Stamps & Stencils

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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Square Stencil Set Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, December 31, 2018

Hi folks! Teresa here, and I have some cards I have created using the new Square Stencil set.

We are well and truly in the grips of the 'silly season' so it's wonderful to come across a product that is practical, time saving and easy to use. I have used the stencil part of the set to create a focal point for a couple of different images and sentiments, and then I have used it to create a colour blocking background. 

Here's how I made these samples:



1. Holding the stencil down firmly, sponge some Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink through it onto a 10 x 14.3 cm piece of white cardstock. While it is still in place, stamp the star cluster from the Christmas Reindeer set repeatedly using the same ink.
2. Remove the stencil, dry the ink with a heat gun, apply an antistatic pad over the area then stamp the word 'cheer' using the same ink. (Distress Oxide stays wet and embosses beautifully!). Sprinkle copper embossing powder over the word and melt with a heat gun.
3. Stamp the bauble and emboss again with copper embossing powder, then fussy cut. Sponge Pumice Stone and Tattered Rose Distress inks over the bauble and tie a silver twine bow at the top. Use foam tape to adhere to the card front.
4. Adhere the card front to a folded white card, then embellish with clear diamentes.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil - Square set
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Season's Greetings Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door Fine Baubles Rubber Stamps
Distress Oxide ink: Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose
Ranger Copper embossing powder
Silver twine
Clear adhesive diamentes


1. Holding the stencil down firmly, sponge some Tea Dye Distress Oxide ink through it onto a 10 x 14.3 cm piece of white card. While it is still in place, sponge just the edges with some Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink.
2. Remove the stencil and spatter some water droplets over the inked area. Allow to sit for a few seconds then blot with a tissue.
3. Stamp the daisy from the Viva la Flora Vol 2 set using black Archival ink. 
4. Add a Tim Holtz Big Chat sticker and a diamente, then adhere this over some woodgrain patterned paper using foam tape. Adhere to the front of a folded white card.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil - Square set
Darkroom Door Viva la Flora Vol 2 Rubber Stamps
Distress Oxide ink: Tea Dye, Hickory Smoke
Archival Jet Black ink
Tim Holtz Big Chat sticker
Clear adhesive diamente
Kaisercraft Woodgrain patterned paper


1. Holding the stencil down firmly, sponge Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink to create some solid blocks of colour.  Dry the ink well with a heat gun and wipe the stencil clean.
2. Repeat the process with Festive Berries and Mermaid Lagoon ink, overlapping some of the sqaures and leaving some areas white.
3. Trim this piece down to 10 x 14.3 cm, then stamp 2019 using the Big Numbers stamp set using black Archival ink.
4. Stamp the sentiment using the stamp from the All Occcasions set using Distress Embossing ink, and sprinkle with white embossing powder. Melt with a heat gun, trim to size and adhere to card front using foam tape.
5. Apply small pieces of striped washi tape then adhere card front to a folded white card using foam tape.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil - Square set
Darkroom Door Big Numbers Rubber Stamps
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber stamps
Distress Oxide ink: Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, Mermaid Lagoon
Archival ink: Jet Black
Distress Embossing Ink
Ranger Fine Detail White embossing powder
Striped washi tape

Thanks for joining us! I hope you have gleaned some ideas to use with the Square stencil set. I look forward to exploring the options with the template part of the set - the square from the centre - to create frames and outlines on some future projects.

Season's greetings and Happy New Year!

Teresa