Wellbeing Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hello Stampers, it is Godelieve Tijskens here today, sharing an art journal page and card using the new Wellbeing Medium Stencil.

My first project is a spread in my Dina Wakley Media Journal. Words on this stencil made me think of the quiet walks with our son, enjoying the countryside, trees, wildflowers and birds. These walks are relaxing, and give energy at the same time.  

The page at the left side was colored with Dylusions paints Rose Quartz and Peony Blush.  I love using ink blending tools to apply the paint.  On the fabric page at the right I sponged 3 ovals through a stencil using the same colours. After the paint had dried I sponged parts of the Wellbeing stencil with the darker colour Pomegranate Seed. The dots were done with the new Large Stencil.

On the large cream tag I stamped a gum tree and 2 birds using Thistle Archival Ink. I added rays of sunshine using the small Sunshine stencil with Thistle Blendable Make Art Dye Ink. I chose 2 words from the Wellbeing stencil to sponge on the small cream tag with Archival Ink.

The pink tags were painted with Dylusions paint.  On the small one I stamped a wildflower and words from the Nature Walk set.
A stamp from the Wilderness Vol 2 set was stamped on the large pink tag, using Archival ink Thistle.  To add the word ‘quiet’ below the image I masked the surrounding words on the stencil with sticky notes and sponged with Blendable Dye ink Thistle. I inked all edges of the tags, added twine and glued them in place using bookbinding glue.

Supplies I used:
Darkroom Door Medium Stencil: Wellbeing
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Dots
Darkroom Door Small Stencils: Oval Set, Sunshine
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Gum Trees, Love Birds, Wilderness Vol 2, Nature Walk 
Dina Wakley Media Journal
Dylusions Paints: Rose Quartz, Peony Blush, Pomegranate Seed
Blendable Dye Ink: Thistle
Archival Inkpad: Thistle
Mini Ink Blending Tools

On this card I used the Wellbeing Stencil over a gel print I made earlier. I sponged with Archival Inks Orange Blossom and Watering Can.

With the stencil still in place I outlined the letters with a fine pencil, to make them stand out against the busy background.

A butterfly from the Wings set was stamped twice onto vellum with Versamark ink, heat embossed and cut out. I machine stitched the butterflies in place using zig zag stitches and glued the piece onto a kraft card.

Supplies I used:
Darkroom Door Medium Stencil: Wellbeing
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Wings
Ranger Archival Inkpads: Orange Blossom, Watering Can
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Versamark Inkpad
WOW Embossing Powder Opaque Bright White

I enjoyed making these projects and hope they inspired you.

Thank you for visiting Darkroom Door today!


Sympathy Sentiments Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, April 15, 2019

Hi! Suzz Czosek here today, sharing a series of sympathy cards using the new Sympathy Sentiments Stamp. This stamp has a wonderful variety of sentiments to comfort and show you are thinking of your friends and family during difficult times. 

I like to keep my sympathy cards fairly simple with the sentiment and one main image being the main focus. For my first card I pulled out my favorite Eclectic Butterfly stamp to use over the lovely chicken wire background stamp.  

1. Stamp the Chicken Wire Background Stamp onto white cardstock with gray ink. 
2. Stamp the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp with black ink over chicken wire background.  
3. Color butterfly with your favorite medium. I like to use watercolor pencils and a waterbrush.  
4. Stamp a sentiment from the Sympathy Sentiments Stamp in black ink below butterfly. 
5. Cut card front leaving part of the butterfly wing to be hand cut.
6. Assemble card. 

I did a series of cards using the Wildflowers Vol 2 cattails image over the Shadow 3 Up Frame Stamp.  

1. Ink up the Shadow 3up Frame Stamp with distress oxide ink. Spritz the inked up stamp with water. 
2. Stamp frame onto white cardstock. Let dry. 
3. Stamp French Script Texture Stamps using black or brown ink overlaying stamped rectangles. 
4. Stamp cattails from Wildflowers Vol 2 Stamp Set using black or brown ink, overlapping stamped rectangles. 
5. Cut image to size for cardfront. 
6. Stamp sentiment using coordinating ink to the left of the shadow boxes. 
7. Place cardfront on base of card. 

Here are two more cards created in a similar way. I like to find a design I like and make multiples varying the color combinations, embossing, distressed edges but keeping the same design. It helps to build up a stock of cards to have on hand. 

For the next card I decided to use the Country Windmill Photo Stamp as the main image and pair it with the lovely memories sentiment from the Sympathy Sentiments Stamp.  

1. Stamp the Country Windmill Photo Stamp using black ink on white cardstock. 
2. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. 
3. Stamp sentiment using black ink to the left of the image. 
4. Heat emboss with black embossing powder. 
5. Sponge yellow distress oxide on the bottom fourth of the image. 
6. Sponge pink distress oxide on the next section and repeat with purple and blue distress oxides.  (Hint: To help blend them together go back with the lighter colour and blend up. I took the yellow and blended over the edge of the pink to transition and continued using the lighter color to blend into the darker colour all the way up) 
7. Sprinkle spots of water onto the background. Heat set with heat gun. 
8. Ink entire surface with embossing ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. 
9. Cut out image and mount onto white card base. 

Next up is the beautiful Woodlands Photo Stamp with a vellum overlay for the sentiment:  

1. Stamp the Woodlands Photo Stamp using black ink and emboss with black embossing powder. 
2. Sponge yellow distress oxide from the bottom up and lightening the color to leave top portion white. 
3. Cut out stamped image. 
4. Cut vellum piece to fit width of main image. 
5. Stamp sentiment using StazOn ink. 
6. Lay ruler along top of sentiment and tear vellum away. Repeat along the bottom of the sentiment. 
7. Assemble card. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Sentiments Stamp: Sympathy
Darkroom Door Rubber Stamp Set: Wildflowers Vol 2 
Darkroom Door Frame Stamp: Shadow 3 Up 
Darkroom Door Photo Stamp: Country Windmill, Woodlands
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Chicken Wire 
Darkroom Door Eclectic Stamp: Butterfly 
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink Pad: Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch
Ranger Distress Ink: Mustard Seed 
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Potting Soil, Watering Can
Black Embossing Powder 
Clear Embossing Powder

Versamark Watermark Ink 
Watercolor Pencils
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Pinecones 
StazOn Ink: Black 

I loved having all these different sentiments in one stamp making it easy to finish a card with a touching phrase.  


Friendship Sentiments Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Saturday, April 13, 2019

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here with you to share a few ideas featuring the brand new Friendship Sentiments Stamp. I love adding text to my projects so the Sentiments Stamps are favourites of mine. I’m very happy Darkroom Door added 4 beautiful new Sentiments Stamps to the collection. 

For my first project I created a pocket that holds a small heart. I made this set using only one stamp and one stencil. It’s perfectly possible to make something nice with minimal supplies.

1. To create a pocket for the heart fold a 10.5 x 15 cm card out of mixed media paper. Turn the card so the fold is at the bottom. Cut a strip of 3 cm away from the top of the front part.
2. Stamp a strip of text to the left of the pocket with the Friendship Sentiments Stamp using Archival Ink Tiger Lily.
3. Ink up the Small Stencil – Polka Dots with Distress Oxide Ink Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry. Spray water on top and make a reverse print of the stencil on watercolour paper. Die cut a scalloped strip out of that print using a Sizzix die and attach to the front of the pocket.
4. Machine stitch along both edges to close the pocket. Decorate with a fluffy pompon.

5. Stamp a text pattern on mixed media paper with the Friendship Sentiments Stamp by stamping 3 strips of text next to each other using Archival Ink Tiger Lily. Choose a nice part to cut a heart out. Cut a heart the same size out of white mixed media paper as well. Make a loop with orange ribbon as shown and adhere at the inside of one of the hearts with strong tape. Put both hearts on top of each other. Sandwich a small amount of filling material in between the hearts and make blanket stitches by hand to close the heart.
6. Decorate the heart with 3 mini pompons.

1. Ink up the Roses Photo Stamp using Distress Oxide Ink Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry. Spray water on top and make a print on watercolour paper.

2. As you can see on the photo the outcome of this technique depends on the amount of water used and of the type of paper used. Make a few prints and choose the one you like most to use as a background.
3. Stamp with the Friendship Sentiments Stamp on top of the roses using Archival Ink Jet Black.
4. Die cut a rectangle out of the print using a stitches die. Die cut the same rectangle out of a card panel and apply the inlay technique to assemble the card.
5. Finish off with a button and a Tim Holtz Sculpture Flower.


1. To create the background of this card apply strips of green, blue, pink and orange paint to a gel printing plate and pull both a print and a ghost print. Cut a card panel out of the ghost print.
2. Stamp parts of the Friendship Sentiments Stamp randomly on top using StazOn Ink Teal Blue.
3. Stamp the flower on a scrap of mixed media paper with pink, orange and green paint. Use your MISTI or a similar stamping platform to add layers of paint. Extend the stem of the flower by hand using green paint and a small brush. Cut out and adhere the flower head to the card using 3D dots.
4. Stamp a single sentiment from the Friendship Sentiments Stamp on a white tag. Attach the tag to the stem of the flower with a piece of ribbon. Add glue to the back of the stem and tag to hold in place.

Darkroom Door Friendship Sentiments Stamp 
Darkroom Door Roses Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Daisy Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Polka Dots
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Tiger Lily
Distress Oxide Ink: Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry
StazOn Ink: Teal Blue
Dina Wakley Media Paint: Cheddar, Blushing, Turquoise, Ocean, Lime
Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Persian Rose
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations: On the Edge Scallops Die
Crealies Stiches Die

Thanks for stopping by!


Jolly Jonquils Spring Notecards

Darkroom Door - Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hi there, it’s Rachel Greig here today sharing some beautiful spring themed cards using the Jolly Jonquils Collage Stamp. This stamp has so many wonderful details that you can create quick and yet stunning cards in a flash! I use two different ways to colour the stamp, while keeping some white space in the image to keep it fresh and bright. 

1. For this card I began by placing the stamp on a stamp positioner tool. Spritz the stamp lightly with water and colour the stamp with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks. Use different colours as desired. Mist the stamp again lightly and stamp onto specialty stamping paper. Allow to dry. The stamped image will be a watercolour effect. 
2. Wipe the stamp clean, and then ink up with Archival Jet Black ink. Stamp over the watercolour stamping. The black ink will bring back all the details of the image, and the watercolour stamping will give you colours underneath. If you’d like to add more colour, simply use a waterbrush to spread the colour out or pick up more colour from the Scribble Sticks and colour in the image. 
3. Trim image around the border and adhere to green card stock. I used a Sizzix Deckle Edge die for the green card stock to give that nice deckle edged look. 
4. Adhere stamped panel to a folded white card to complete! 

For this next card, I have used Distress Markers to colour only parts of the image: 

1. Stamp Jolly Jonquils Collage Stamp onto specialty stamping paper with Archival Jet Black ink. Allow to dry. 
2. Colour in the jonquils using Wild Honey and Scattered Straw Distress Markers. Colour in the postmarks using Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold Distress Markers. Colour around some of the swirls around the border too. 
3. Die cut the image with Sizzix Deckle Edge Die. Wrap yellow sheer ribbon around the bottom and tie in a bow. 
4. Adhere yellow mesh to a folded white card, then adhere the stamped panel to the front using foam adhesive. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Jolly Jonquils Collage Stamp
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks Set 1
Distress Markers: Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold 
Archival Jet Black Ink 
Sizzix Deckle Edge Dies 
Stamping Positioner 

As you can see, you can make simple and beautiful cards with the Jolly Jonquils Collage Stamp! Try it with our other Collage Stamps too!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Pretty Pastel Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Hi there, it’s Rachel Greig here today to share two cards using the Flower Girl and Flower Boy Collage Stamps. 

I wanted to create soft pastel colours, similar to old fashioned photo tinting, so I have coloured the images with light colours of Distress Markers and Zig Brush Markers. There are so many elements in the design of these stamps, so it’s easy to build a beautiful colour palette using different colours for the various different elements of the images. 

1. Stamp Flower Girl Collage Stamp onto Specialty Stamping Paper using Archival Jet Black ink pad. Allow to dry. 
2. Colour image using pastel colours of Distress Markers or Zig Brush Markers. Choose different colours for the different areas of the image. If you don’t have any pastel markers, swipe a darker coloured marker onto a palette surface and use a water brush to colour the image, which will dilute the colour and create a watercolour effect. 
3. Die cut a piece of black cardstock using the Sizzix Deckle Edge die. Adhere the stamped image on top. 
4. Adhere to a folded blue/grey card base to complete! 

Here’s another card done the same way, this time using the Flower Boy Collage Stamp: 

I’ve used both yellow and orange pastel markers in the background so it gave it a bit more interest, rather than just having a flat colour. If you wanted more shading, keep adding layers of colouring until you are happy with the result. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Flower Girl Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Flower Boy Collage Stamp
Specialty Stamping Paper
Distress Markers
Zig Brush Markers
Sizzix Deckle Edge Dies 

These cards are quick to make and with such detailed stamps, the cards still have a lot of interesting elements to look at! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


Timeless Tulips Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Hi! Suzz Czosek here with some beautiful spring tulips just for you!  

I was making my own spring garden with the lovely Collage Stamps - Timeless Tulips. I made a series of cards with varying colors and layers. 

For my first inspiration I used a lovely pink with some layers to highlight the beauty of the images.  


1. Stamp Timeless Tulips Collage Stamp with black ink on white cardstock. Repeat.  
2. Paint flowers on both images with distress oxide ink. 
3. Cut flowers out from one image after dry. 
4. Ink up craft mat with pink ink and spritz with water.  
5. Lay stamped image onto pink ink and pick up spots of color over background. 
6. Stamp butterfly with black ink on white cardstock. Paint with ink. 
7. Cut out butterfly. 
8. Attach background image to layer of white cardstock. Distress edges. 
9. Assemble layers. 
10. Attach flower pieces at bottom of petal to card front. 
11. Stamp sentiment and cut out. Attach to card front.  

Next I created a similar card stamped in a lovely muted blue violet. 

1. Stamp the Timeless Tulips Collage Stamp on white cardstock using Blue Violet ink. Repeat. 
2. Stamp Butterfly Garden Collage Stamp on white cardstock using Blue Violet ink. 
3. Colour the butterflies and flowers with a hint of pink. Color the stems with green. (I used watercolor pencils) 
4. Cut out one set of flowers and the butterflies.
5. Attach tiny pearls to center of butterflies bodies. 
6. Attach stamped image to two layers of white cardstock and attach to front of the card. 
7. Attach butterflies and flower petals to front of card. 
8. Stamp sentiment with black ink and attach to card front. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Collage Stamp: Timeless Tulips 
Darkroom Door Sentiments Stamp: Sympathy
Darkroom Door Collage Stamp: Butterfly Garden 
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black, Blue violet
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink: Worn Lipstic
Pearl Accents

I was thinking about masking my flowers and ended up cutting out a set of tulips. They were so lovely that I used them on another card with a hint of script in the background. 

1. Stamp Timeless Tulips using brown ink on white cardstock. 
2. Colour with pink and orange and green accents.  
3. Cut out flowers. 
4. Ink up flowers with versamark or embossing ink. Heat emboss with Vintage Beeswax. 
5. Stamp French Script using brown ink on white cardstock. 
6. Attach flowers over stamped script. 
7. Cut front panel. 
8. Layer front panel on white cardstock and attach to cardbase. 
9. Stamp sentiment using brown ink onto main panel. 
10. Attach twists of twine to front image.  

Supplies used:  
Darkroom Door Collage Stamp: Timeless Tulips 
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: French Script 
Darkroom Door Sentiments Stamp: Sympathy 
Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil 
Seth Apter Vintage BeesWax Embossing 
Versamark Embossing Ink 

Well that Vintage Beeswax gave such a lovely effect I decided to do a whole image embossed with the soft aging. 

1. Stamp Timeless Tulips Collage Stamp using black ink on white cardstock. 
2. Ink up the entire image with embossing ink (Versamark) 
3. Cover with Beeswax embossing powder. Heat emboss.  Repeat the process. (2 layers of beeswax) 
4. Cut image to size. 
5. Mat image on white cardstock and then on a black card base. 
6. Color image with alcohol markers. 
7. Add highlights with a white gel pen. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Collage Stamp: Timeless Tulips 
Darkroom Door Sentiments Stamp: Sympathy 
Seth Apter - Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder 
Copic Markers 
White Gel Pen 
Versamark Embossing Ink 

I hope this has you feeling spring is in the air! 


Flower Boy Collage Cards

Darkroom Door - Sunday, April 07, 2019

Hello wonderful people! Teresa Abajo here with a couple of cards I made using the new Flower Boy Collage Stamp.

The image of the boy in the foreground over the interesting background gave me the idea of making a shaker card:

1. Stamp the Flower Boy image twice onto cream cardstock using a waterproof ink.
2. Use Distress Inks and a waterbrush to colour the images.
3. Fussy cut the boy and flowers from one of the coloured images inside the frame. Adhere acetate to the back of this and put foam mounting tape on the back making a complete 'fence' without any holes where the shaker components can leak out.
4. With this image face down, place the shaker components in the space created by the foam mounting tape fence, taking care not to overfill.
5. Remove the release paper from the foam mounting tape and place the other coloured image down, lining up the stamped images as best you can.
6. Tie some twine around the card front and add a stamped tag with a Happy Birthday sentiment.
7. Adhere this card front to a folded cream card.

Darkroom Door Flower Boy Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Tags Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Stamp Set
StazOn ink Timber Brown
Distess Inks - lots of colours!
Shaker components - eg sequins, small glass pebbles, seed beads, Flower Soft, coarse glitter etc
Cardstock - cream
A6 folded cream card

1. Stamp the Flower Boy image onto kraft cardstock using black ink. Stamp again onto some old book page.
2. Tear a strip of the old book page (include the boy's face in this) and adhere it to the kraft piece taking care to match up the image.
3. Apply small amounts of PVA glue to the area with the flowers and sprinkle with Flower Soft. Allow to dry.
4. Stamp the Plaid Background stamp onto cream cardstock using brown ink. Trim to 10 x 14.3 cm and adhere to a folded cream card.
5. Cut a piece of coordinating patterned paper to 9 x 13.3 cm and adhere to card front. Adhere the stamped kraft piece over this.
6. Adhere scraps of lace and ric rac to the card front. Stamp the sentiment from the All Occasions stamp set in brown ink onto some cream cardstock. Trim to size and adhere to card front with foam mounting tape.

Darkroom Door Flower Boy Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Plaid Background Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Stamp Set
Cardstock - kraft, cream
Patterned paper
Archival ink - Jet Black, Tree Branch
Old book page
Flower Soft Summer Mix
PVA glue
A6 cream folded card 
Lace, ric rac

Thanks for stopping in today - wishing you a crafty day!


Carved Flowers Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, April 05, 2019

Hi Stampers, it is Godelieve Tijskens (stampingmathilda) here today, sharing some ideas with the Small Carved Flowers stencil. The stencil can be used on its own, or combined with the Carved Flowers and Fine Flowers stamps that I designed.  I love that Darkroom Door have released stencils to go with the stamps.

On this card I used the stencil with Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Lift-Ink. First I coloured the Ranger Yupo cardstock using an ink blending tool and felt.  I put a few drops of Ranger Alcohol ink on the felt:  Lettuce, Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper and Stonewashed and started dabbing until I was happy with the result.

To lift the alcohol ink through the stencil I used a mini ink blending tool with foam, and applied drops of Alcohol Lift-Ink onto the foam. Both sides, front and back of the stencil can be used, but because I was going to stamp over the flower I had to find out which side to use, so the stencil and stamped flower would match.  

I did 2 flowers with the stencil and Alcohol Lift-Ink. To stamp the Fine Flower over the top, I used a stamp positioner (I use a sheet of acetate in my MISTI) and black StazOn inkpad.

The saying from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 stamp set was stamped onto a strip of torn paper using black Archival Ink.  I covered it with a strip of torn vellum and machine stitched the layers together before I adhered the panel to a white top folded card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Carved Flowers
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets:  Fine Flowers Vol 1, Simple Sayings Vol 2
Ranger Alcohol Inks: Lettuce, Sunshine Yellow, Red Pepper, Stonewashed
Ranger Alcohol Ink Yupo Cardstock
Alcohol Ink Applicator Felts
Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Foam
Ranger Alcohol Lift Refill

StazOn Inkpad Jet Black

On this card I used the stencil on its own with Distress Oxide inkpads. I started by sponging the tallest flower. To be able to sponge with several colors I used sticky notes to mask parts of the stencil. I also made the stem a bit longer, very easy to do when using a stencil.

To do the other flowers I cleaned the stencil and turned it over.  So the flowers are bending to the other side. I sponged several flowers and added some leaves at the bottom of the panel.  I also stamped the top of a bottle with black Archival ink using a stamp positioner (I use my MISTI and acetate).

The new large Dots stencil was used with Picked Raspberry ink around the flowers. I distressed and inked the edges and glued the panel onto a white card. To finish off the card I stamped words from the Simple Sayings Vol 2 set and adhered it to the card using 3D foam tape. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Carved Flowers
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Dots
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Carved Leaves Vol 1, Simple Sayings Vol 2, Bottles
Ranger Distress Oxide Inkpads: Picked Raspberry, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Tonic Paper Distresser

On these cards I wanted to add texture, using the stencil with a modeling paste. Lots of layers on these cards! After the modeling paste had dried I applied a coat of gesso and pressed the Swirls Texture stamp into the wet gesso here and there.

Next layer was Dylusions Paint Vibrant Turquoise. As I was going for a grunge look I watercolored with a brown Dina Wakley Scribble Stick.

Next I used a brown Distress Crayon, spreading the color with my fingers. Using the small Polka Dots stencil with Dylusions Paint I added some light spots to the card.

To finish off the cards I added sayings, stamped with the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Stencils: Carved Flowers, Polka Dots
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Swirls
Darkroom Door Sentiment Stamps: Happy Birthday
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Gesso: Talens Amsterdam
Dylusions Paint: Vibrant Turquoise, White Linen
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons

Archival Inkpad: Jet Black

There are lots of ways to use this stencil, and there is also a Large Carved Flowers stencil if you’d like to use it on art journals or large projects too. 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Watercolour Stencil Backgrounds

Darkroom Door - Thursday, April 04, 2019

Hi there, Jane here from Miss Jane's Classroom. Today I'm sharing a card created with the small Diamonds Stencil. This card is the closest I can get to doing an 'Arty' card I reckon! I used watercolour paints and the result can be quite unpredictable and messy, so it’s a lot of fun!

To make this card I applied watercolour paints directly to the Darkroom Door Small Diamonds Stencil, they were heavily concentrated because I wanted it to be bright and rich in colour. I placed the stencil on watercolour card face down, I let it sit there for a few minutes so the colours would penetrate the card. I did lift the stencil and a few areas hadn't transferred, so I spray the stencil with water and placed it down on the watercolour card again which worked. Although it doesn’t matter if there’s patchy spots, that just adds to the arty effect! 

I stamped the flower from the Fine Flowers Stamp Set on more watercolour card with StazOn jet black in, gave the image a quick wash of watercolour. I wanted it to be incomplete a little just like the background. The sentiment is from Friendship Sentiment Stamps. 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Small Diamonds Stencil 
Darkroom Door Fine Flowers Vol 1 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Friendship Sentiments Stamp
Watercolour Paints
StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad
Water Mister Bottle 
Watercolour Cardstock

I think I'll go and make more as it was a lot of fun!

Happy stamping
Miss Jane

Doors Filmstrip Layout and Card

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Hello, It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a layout and card featuring the fabulous new ‘Doors’ Filmstrip Stamp. This is such a fun stamp to add the perfect detail to layouts, cards, art journals and more. Check out how I have made this stamp the feature of both my layout and card.


1. Crop a piece of black cardstock to 8½” x 11¾” to form the base of the layout.

2. Crop a piece of smooth white cardstock to 8¼” x 11½”. Stick down on the black cardstock base. 

3. Spritz the layout with water and use a soft wet paintbrush to drift some watercolour paint over the surface in colours of your choice. Flick some droplets of colour over the page too. Set aside to dry.

4. Apply the new Chicken Wire Texture Stamp over the background in several places using Watering Can Archival Ink. Stamp a quote from the Home Sweet Home Stamp Set as well as some hearts from the Hello Baby Vol. 1 Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival Ink.

5. Stamp the Doors Filmstrip Stamp twice on some extra smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Colour the filmstrip using the same watercolour paints as the background. Also stamp two leafy twigs from the Fine Leaves Stamp Set using the same ink. Colour the leaves with the watercolours also. Set aside to dry or use a heat gun to speed things up. Fussy cut all elements and add to the layout.

6. Add your photo to the layout. Stamp the title and add that along with any other embellishments you would like.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Doors Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Chicken Wire Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Fine Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Viridian, Watering Can
Jane Davenport Watercolour Paints


1. Crop a piece of black cardstock to 21.5cm x 23cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Crop a piece of watercolour paper to 11cm x 21cm. Spritz with water and apply watercolour paint with a soft wet paintbrush. Here I have used a lovely soft grey and then flicked over some aqua and yellow. Set aside to dry completely.

3. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Stone Texture Stamp. Stamp repeatedly over the card background as per the example below.

4. Apply the Jet Black ink to the Doors Filmstrip Stamp. Stamp on an extra piece of watercolour paper. Dry the ink with a heat gun and then colour with the same watercolour paints. Set aside to dry completely before cutting out the strip.

5. Tear a strip of printed tissue paper or Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap. Stick the filmstrip on this piece. Stick down on the card front.

6. Stamp some stars and the sentiment on a piece of smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Cut out and add to the card front.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Doors Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Stone Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Journey Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Discover Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap – Terminology
Jane Davenport Watercolour Paints

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful projects using this fabulous stamp.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.