Spanish Tiles Background Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, November 09, 2018

Hi, it’s Anneke de Clerck here. Today I have a few cards to share that I’ve made with the new Spanish Tiles Background Stamp.  Because Christmas is around the corner I decided to create Christmas cards. I’m always challenging myself to get the most out of my stamps. In my opinion many of the Darkroom Door Background Stamps look great on Christmas Cards and the new Spanish Tiles Background Stamp is no exception.



Instructions:
1. Cut 3 panels, size 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6”) out of Distress Specialty Stamping Paper. Stamp the Spanish Tiles Background Stamp on the panels using Chrome Yellow on the first one, Rose Madder on the second one and Ballet Slippers on the third one.  In order to end up with crisp prints I would recommend using your MISTI or other stamping platform.
2. Stamp 9 trees on scraps of white paper with one of the large trees from the Christmas Trees stamp set. 
I worked with the following inkpads/color combinations:

On the Chrome Yellow background: Archival Ink Cobalt, Chrome Yellow and Tea Rose


On the Rose Madder background: Archival Ink Rose Madder, Tiger Lily and Tea Rose 


On the Ballet Slippers background: Lawn Fawn Ink Ballet Slippers, Archival Ink Tiger Lily and Cornflower Blue

3. Fussy cut out each tree. Attach a strip of white paper at the bottom of each tree to create tree trunks.
4. Stamp a wish from the Yuletide Greetings stamp set on top of three of the trees using Archival Ink Jet Black.
5. Adhere the trees to the stamped backgrounds as shown, use 3D tape except for the tree in the middle.
6. Attach the panels to white top fold cards.


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Spanish Tiles Background Stamp on a card panel using Archival Ink Viridian. 
2. Stamp a Christmas wish from the Yuletide Greetings stamp set on top of the background using Versamark ink. Sprinkle WOW embossing powder Fuchsia Fusion on top. Tab off the excess powder and heat set with a heat tool. 
3. Apply Versamark ink to the edges of the card by tabbing directly with the inkpad to the edges. Heat emboss the edges the same way as described for the text
4. Finish the card off by adhering a few sequins and an embellishment.
5. Attach the panel to a white card.


Instructions:
1. Mask off the bottom of the card with a torn strip of masking paper.
2. Stamp a reindeer from the Christmas Reindeer stamp set using Versamark ink. Heat emboss the print with WOW embossing powder Opaque Bright White. 
3. Color the background with Distress Oxide Ink Worn Lipstick using a blending tool. Overstamp with the Spanish Tiles Background Stamp using Distress Ink Ripe Persimmon. Carefully wipe away the ink on the reindeer.
4. Remove the mask at the bottom and stamp a wish from the Yuletide Greetings stamp set with Archival Ink Jet Black directly on the card.
5. Stamp an inchie from the Christmas Inchies stamp set on a scrap of white paper with Archival Ink Jet Black.  Cut out and glue in place.
6. Attach the panel to a white top fold card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Spanish Tiles Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Yuletide Greetings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Inchies Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Rose Madder, Tea Rose, Chrome Yellow, Cobalt, Cornflower Blue, Tiger Lily, Viridian
Lawn Fawn Inkpad: Ballet Slippers
Versamark Embossing Ink
Distress Oxide Inks: Worn Lipstick, Ripe Persimmon
WOW embossing powders: Opaque Bright White, Fuchsia Fusion Regular WH11R
Ranger Distress Specialty Stamping Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Inky Script Background Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Hi, it’s Anneke De Clerck here. Today I have 3 cards to share that I’ve made with the new Inky Script Background Stamp. I’m a big fan of the Darkroom Door Background Stamps. I’m using them on a regular base on my cards and other projects. This new Inky Script Background Stamp is a great addition to the collection! 


Instructions:
1. Ink up the big solid flower from the Full Bloom Vol 2 stamp with Distress Ink Twisted Citron. Spray water on top and make several prints on a watercolor panel.
2. Stamp the Inky Script Background Stamp on top using Archival Ink Jet Black.
3. Color the panel by spraying randomly with Dylusions Ink Spray Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise.  Wipe off excess ink with a paper towel. Keep in mind to leave some white space at the edges.
4. Put the small Circles Stencil on top of the panel and spray water on top. The water will react with the ink. Blot off with a paper towel before removing the stencil.


5. Stamp a leaf from the Tropical Leaves stamp set on a scrap of white paper using Dylusions Paint Fresh Lime, Cut Grass and Vibrant Turquoise.
Cut out and adhere to the card using 3D tape. Attach a piece of white cord to the leaf.
6. Stamp a Birthday Wish from the Happy Birthday stamp set using white paint. Make splashes with white paint.
7. Attach the panel to a white top fold card.


Instructions:
1. Stamp the Inky Script Background Stamp on a watercolor card panel using Archival Ink Jet Black. 
2. Color the panel by spraying randomly with Dylusions Ink Spray Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise, London Blue and Cut Grass. Wipe off excess ink with a paper towel. 
3. Cut a small strip of white paper and attach as shown. Stamp a wish from the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps on top using Archival Ink Jet Black.
4. Stamp the flower collage from the Art De Fleur Vol 2 stamp set on watercolor paper using Archival Ink Jet Black. Color the flower with Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron using a water brush. Cut out and adhere to the card using 3D tape.
5. Attach the panel to a top fold card. 


6. To finish the card off set a blue eyelet using the We R Memory


Instructions:
1. To create this one layer card ink up the big solid flower from the Full Bloom Vol 2 stamp with Distress Ink Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon. Spray water on top and make a print on a watercolor card panel. Use the MISTI and repeat adding layers until you’re happy with the result. Stamp 3 flowers on the panel. 
2. Make 3 masks for the flowers by stamping on masking paper and cutting the prints out. Put the masks on top of the green flowers
3. Overstamp with the Inky Script Background Stamp using Archival Ink Watering Can. Remove the masks.
4. Attach the panel to a white top fold card.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door: Inky Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door: Tropical Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door: Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door: Art De Fleur Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door: Full Bloom Vol 2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door: Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps
Darkroom Door: Small Stencil-Circles
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Distress Ink: Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon
Dylusions Ink Spray: Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise, Cut Grass, London Blue
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise, Cut Grass
Ranger Watercolor Paper

Thanks for stopping by!

Anneke

Adventure Awaits Layout and Card

Darkroom Door - Sunday, November 04, 2018

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a layout and a card created using the awesome new Arrows Background Stamp. I have used this versatile stamp in two ways; as a base to anchor my photo and embellishments on my layout and card and also to create matching arrow embellishments.



INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 8½” x 11¾”. Cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 8¼” x 11½” and stick down on the black cardstock piece.

2. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Arrows Background Stamp and apply to the layout.

3. Use the same ink with the ‘Find Your Way’ quote from the Discover Stamp Set and stamp repeatedly on the background letting the ink fade out as you stamp. Use a black paint pen or diluted black gesso to apply some splats over the background. 

4. On an extra piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the Arrows Background Stamp again along with the Filmstrip Border Stamp, negative strips from the Photography Stamp Set, the Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp and the layout title. Fussy cut all images and tear the edges of the Filmstrip Border. Add all elements to the layout.


Here’s a card made in a similar way: 


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 15cm x 22 cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 14.5cm. Apply the Arrows Background Stamp using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Ink the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Stick down on the black cardstock base.

3. On an extra piece of smooth white cardstock, use the Jet Black ink to stamp the Arrows Background Stamp again as well as the Compass Eclectic Stamp, the Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp, images from the Discover Stamp Set and the title. 

4. Fussy cut all images and add to the card front.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Arrows Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Adventure Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Bold Arrows Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Compass Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Discover Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink Black Soot

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

Vintage VW Arrow Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, November 02, 2018

Hi, it’s Belinda Spencer here today to share a couple of vintage VW cards created using the awesome new Arrows Background Stamp. I love the pop of colour against the black and white background of the arrows. 



INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 15 x 22cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10.5 x 14.5cm. Using Jet Black Archival Ink, apply the Arrows Background to this piece. Dry the ink with a heat gun and then colour some of the arrow parts using a neon yellow coloured pencil. Stick this piece down on the card base.

3. Apply a couple of paint splats from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set with Neon Yellow Ink on the right hand side of the background. On a separate piece of white cardstock, apply a stamp from the Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set with the Neon Yellow Ink. Dry with a heat gun and then fussy cut. Stick down at the bottom of the card front. 

4. On an extra piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the VW Beetle Photo Stamp twice using the Jet Black ink. Dry with a heat gun before applying Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink using a blending tool to one of the Beetles. Fussy cut the inked Beetle as well as the lights and bumper from the extra Beetle. Glue the lights and bumper onto the inked Beetle and add to the card using 3D foam.

5. Stamp the sentiment as well as some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set on the extra white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Dry with a heat gun before fussy cutting each element. Add all elements to the card front using 3D foam under the sentiment.


Here’s another card I created in the same manner but featuring the VW Kombi.



Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Arrows Background Stamp
Darkroom Door VW Beetle Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Kombi Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Viridian
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Cracked Pistachio
Hero Arts Neon Ink Pad Neon Yellow
Typo Neon and Watercolour Colour Pencils

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Cheers

Belinda

New Release Spetember 2018

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, September 25, 2018
We'd like to introduce NEW Stamps & New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist!  


Watch Rachel share some ideas using the new Stamps Sets here! 





Our NEW Small Stencils are a great way to create sponged or inked background shapes for your projects! 



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Darkroom Door & Karen Burniston Blog Hop

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Hello! Welcome to the Darkroom Door & Karen Burniston Blog hop! 



We are so excited that you are joining us in what will be a very creative and inspirational blog hop! 20 artists have joined together to bring you projects using Darkroom Door stamps and Karen Burniston metal dies. Over the course of the hop, you will see so many different ways to combine these awesome products together. There'll be videos and step by step tutorials so you can create the projects yourself too!  
 

This is the first stop on the blog hop. At the bottom of this post you will see the entire list of participating artists. All of the posts are now live, so you can now hop from blog to blog to see all of the creative projects in your own time. Be sure to leave comments along the way, as you'll go in the draw to win a prize from either Darkroom Door or Karen Burniston! The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! 


If you ever lose your way along the hop or need to find which artist is next, please come back here to see the list of blogs and the direct links. 

So let's share our first project! This is a tag book by Rachel Greig


This project uses the #1023 Tag Book Pop Up die along with the Fine Butterflies and Fine Flowers Vol 2 stamp sets and Torn Text Background Stamp

The Tag Book Pop Up Die is such a fun die to use to create fun interactive cards! I thought it would be great to show you how to create it too, so you can watch the full step by step tutorial here in this video. 


  

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Fine Butterflies, Fine Flowers Vol 1, Orchids
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Torn Text
Darkroom Door Stamping Blocks
Distress Oxide Ink Pads: Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Spiced Marmalade
Archival Ink Pad: Jet Black, Watering Can
Waterbrush 

I hope you have enjoyed this first project! 

Here is the list of participating artists in the hop: (click on their name to go to their blog post)

Darkroom Door / Rachel Greig <--- YOU ARE HERE





Frances Byrne



Shelly Hickox



Mary Prasad



Fran Sabad


Kelly Booth


 

Helen Cryer


 
And we can't have a blog hop without a GIVEAWAY!!!!! (now closed) 

Both Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston will be giving away a prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, July 29th, 2018. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter! 

***WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT***

Congratulations to: 

Ann Barnes commented on Darkroom Door Blog:
What a wonderful collaboration, the KB dies are a great way to showcase the amazing stamps. This tag book turned out awesome, I love the rich colors. 

Joy Meadows Commented on Autumn Clark's Blog:

Beautiful creations! Love the bird stamp set so much and the colors you used for them are just so pretty. the tag pop up is gorgeous, too.


Ann & Joy, please email info@darkroomdoor.com with your mailing address to claim your prize! 

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Your next stop on the blog hop is the Karen Burniston blog

Remember, if you find a link that doesn't work, you can always hop back here to the Darkroom Door blog for a complete list to all the blogs in the hop!

Hope you enjoy the creative inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us!

Postmarks Background Stamp Cards Part 2

Darkroom Door - Monday, April 16, 2018

Hi, it’s Emilia Hsu here to share some more cards featuring Postmarks Background Stamp. If you missed my first post using this stamp, you can find it here.  

When making cards, I have a habit of taking step-by-step photos. Hope you find them helpful. 

Here is a simple card with blue houses from the Carved Houses stamp set:


 
Instructions:
1. Stamp Postmarks Background Stamp onto white cardstock using Archival Sky Blue inkpad. Sponge it around the edges with a blending tool.
2. Stamp some greetings from All Occasions in line using Archival Cobalt and Cornflower Blue inkpad.
3. Stamp Carved Houses onto the background by using the same blue inkpads. Each roof is cut apart from the house for easy inking. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Postmarks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Caravans Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad: Sky Blue, Cobalt, Cornflower Blue

Here is a pink card with the very adorable caravan from the Carved Caravans Stamp Set:


Instructions:
1. Stamp Postmarks Background Stamp onto white cardstock using Archival Pink Peony inkpad. 
2. I found some postmarks stamps from other Darkroom Door sets and stamped them onto the background with Archival Rose Madder inkpad. Sponge the background around the edges with an blending tool.
3. Stamp the caravan from Carved Caravans and a stripe from Tribal Background Stamp on white stamping paper, cut out and adhere to the background. I separated Tribal Background Stamp into many stripes and put them in Storage Case so I could use one as a stand alone border stamp. 
4. Stamp some circles from Simply Circles and punch them out. Adhere them with foam onto the background


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Postmarks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Caravans Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tribal Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pad: Pink Peony, Rose Madder

Here is a greeting card with the New York Vol 1 stamp set: 


Instructions:
1. Stamp Postmarks Background Stamp onto white stamping paper using Archival Peat Moss inkpad. Stamp the hand written letter from Correspondence and the postmark from New York Vol 2 on the background. Sponge it around the edges with distress inkpad. 
2. Stamp the Statue of Liberty from New York Vol 1. stamp set. Cut it out and color it with distress ink and white pen. Adhere it onto the background with foam. 
3. Make “greetings from New York” wordings from these stamp sets.
4. Sponge the cardstock and stamp Postcards Texture Stamp randomly around the edges. Mount the background panel onto it. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Postmarks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Correspondence Stamp Set
Darkroom Door New York Vol 1 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door New York Vol 2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Postcards Texture Stamp
Archival Ink Pad: Peat Moss, Cobalt, Jet Black 

Here is a quote card with London bus


Instructions:
1. Sponge a white stamping paper with Distress Antique Linen. Fold up the Postmarks Background Stamp and use partial image as a stamp with various Distress inkpads 
2. Create a quote panel with Grid Background Stamp and Wander Quote Stamp. Tear the edges off and distress it a bit. Adhere it onto the background with foam
3. Stamp the street scene from London Vol 1. stamp set. Stamp a bus and cut it out. Adhere it onto the background with double-sided tape. 
4. Sponge the cardstock and stamp Scratches Texture Stamp randomly around the edges. Mount the background panel onto it.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Postmarks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Grid Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Wander Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door London Vol 1 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Scratches Texture Stamp
Distress Ink Pads

I hope you enjoyed these ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Emilia 

Postmarks Background Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, April 09, 2018

Hi, it’s Emilia Hsu here to share some cards featuring Postmarks Background Stamp. When making cards, I have a habit of taking step-by-step photos. Hope you find them helpful. 

Here is a card with a vintage airplane



Instructions:
1. Ink Postmarks Background Stamp randomly with Oxide Broken China and Frayed Burlap inkpad and stamp onto white stamping paper. 
2. Stamp the airplane from Vintage Planes and stamp the dialog bubbles from Robot Vol1. Cut them out and adhere foam on the back. 
3. Sponge the cardstock and stamp Scratches Texture Stamp randomly around the edges. Mount the background panel onto it. Stamp the sentence “spread your wings and fly” by using Archival Jet Black inkpad. 


Stamps used: 
Darkroom Door Postmarks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Vintage Planes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Robot Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Oxide inks: Broken China, Frayed Burlap

Here is a card with a stack of suitcases from the Nomad Stamp Set: 


Instructions:
1. Firstly create your own postmark washi tape. Put the medical tape line by line on a backing paper from Cling Foam. Stamp Postmarks Background Stamp using Archival Acorn inkpad and heat set the tape with a heat gun. 
2. Tear up the tape and use them to cover the cardstock in different way. Stamp some postmarks with Archival Vermillion and sponge around the edges with distress inkpad 
3. Stamp the stack of suitcases from Nomad, cut it out and sponge it with a blending tool. Stamp and cut some wordings from Nomad. Mount these images with foam onto the cardstock. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Postmarks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Nomad Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Inks: Acorn, Vermillion 

Here is a card with the Classic Cars stamp set: 


Instructions:
1. Create the background by embossing Postmarks Background Stamp with white embossing powder and apply Oxide Aged Mahogny inkpad onto it. Wipe the ink off to reveal the white image. 
2. Stamp the car from Classic Cars. To color the car, create a masking and draw some hightlights with the white crayon. Sponge the car with Distress Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood inkpads. Cut it out and adhere it onto the background with foam.
3. Sponge the cardstock and stamp Chevron Texture Stamp randomly around the edges. Mount the background panel onto it and add some sentences from Classic Cars. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Postmarks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Classic Cars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Chevron Texture Stamp
Archival Inks: Acorn, Vermillion 
Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Oxide Inks: Aged Mahogany
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood
White Crayon

Here is a card with the Bicycle Photo Stamp


Instructions:
1. Create the background by embossing Postmarks Background Stamp with gold embossing powder and apply Oxide Black Soot inkpad to cover it up. 
2. Stamp Bicycle Photo Stamp, sponge and distress the edges. Punch a stripe of vellum paper and adhere it to the bicycle panel. Mount the panel onto the background. 
3. Stamp Journey Word Block Stamp with Archival Potting Soil Inkpad and cut some words out. Adhere them below the bicycle panel. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Postmarks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Bicycle Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Journey Word Block Stamp
Gold Embossing Powder
Archival Inks: Jet Black, Potting Soil 

I hope you like these ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by!

New Release Stamps and Stencils

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, August 09, 2017
We'd like to introduce 16 NEW Stamps & 12 New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist






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Snowflakes Cards and Ornament

Darkroom Door - Monday, October 31, 2016
Hi there, Suzz Czosek here today. I am sharing 3 different cards and an ornament that I have created using the Snowflakes Background Stamp! This stamp is so versatile and had me thinking of how I could bring winter to some of my favorite Darkroom Door stamp scenes. 

I'm in love with the new Wild Africa series and the Lion spoke to me. I created a card based on him in the winter.  I was very inspired by Aslan from Narnia in the C.S. Lewis series. 
 

 
Instructions: 
1. Stamp Reading sentiment from Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set onto white background using Jet Black Archival ink. 
2. Stamp the Snowflake Background over the stamped sentiment using Distress Embossing Ink. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. 
3. Sponge on Tumbled Glass Distress ink over Snowflakes and sentiment.  
4. Stamp Lion from Wild Africa Volume 2 Stamp Set in Jet Black Archival ink on tissue paper. 
5. Stamp street lights from Montmartre Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival ink on tissue paper. 
6. Apply collage medium to background and tear out street light and cut out lion and apply to background. Apply collage medium over top of tissue paper as well to seal the images. The images will tear once wet and are difficult to move so be careful when placing them on your background. The edges will not show of the tissue paper as the medium will seal them and make them clear. 
7. Mount background to black card base. 

Supplies Used:

Darkroom Door Snowflakes Background Stamp

Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wild Africa Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Montmartre Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Distress Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder: Clear
Distress Collage Medium: Matte

I decided it would be fun to create a rustic card featuring the Old Truck with a snowy background. 
 
 
Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Woodgrain Background stamp with Vintage Photo Distress ink on white cardstock. 
2. Paint the Snowflakes stamp with white acrylic paint. Stamp over the Woodgrain background. Clean stamp with water to remove all paint. 
3. After the paint has dried, drag Vintage Photo Distress ink pad down across the stamped image and snowflakes to create more streaks of brown ink. Sponge and wipe off excess ink with ink blending tool and wipe. Repeat until you get the effect you desire with the snowflakes and the background. 
4.  Stamp Old Truck Photo Stamp using Jet Black ink on white cardstock. Cut out truck. 
5. Color truck with watercolor pencils and water brush. After dry sponge edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. 
6. Dye piece of burlap with brown and gold dye inks and Distress Spray Stains. Let dry. 
7. Stamp words and postmark from Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set using Vintage Photo ink on white cardstock. Cut out.
8. Assemble card by layering background on white card base.  
9. Place burlap on background. Add twine in circle around burlap. Staple to the card. Add pop dots to truck and place on burlap. Accent with stars and postmark.  
10. Add sentiments with pop dots. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Snowflakes Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Old Truck Photo Stamp
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Archival Ink: Jet Black 
Distress Paint: Picket Fence
Ink Blending Tool
Watercolour Pencils
Aquash Brush 
Distress Spray Stain: Tarnished Brass, Vintage Photo

I love non-traditional colors for holiday cards as they add a fun and quirky twist to a card.  I decided to try out a coral holiday card using the Snowflakes Background Stamp with the Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set. 
 
 
Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Snowflakes Background using Distress Embossing ink on white background. Heat emboss using Bridal Tinsel embossing powder which is an iridescent embossing powder. The embossing powder doesn't show up in the pictures as shimmering but it has a beautiful shimmer. 
 
Here is a picture of the same embossed background in a variety of colors to give you an idea of the variety of backgrounds you could create. 

 
2. Ink up reindeer stamp from the Christmas Reindeer set with silver ink. Leave stamp facing up with ink on it and kiss the stamp with the snowflake stamp to remove a touch of the silver ink from the reindeer stamp.  Then stamp the reindeer image on white cardstock.  
3. Cut out reindeer. Ink up stamped image with Distress Embossing Ink and emboss using Bridal Tinsel embossing powder. 
4. Tie tiny bell to reindeer. 
5. Stamp Believe sentiment using Hickory Smoke ink. Cut out and apply silver glitter around the edges.  
6. Die cut branches. Apply silver glitter. 
7. Assemble card. Mount background on white card base. Cut doily and place in corner. Attach silvery branches on the bottom. Pop dot reindeer and place on branches and doily. Attach sentiment. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Snowflakes Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Embossing Ink Pad
Embossing Powder: Bridal Tinsel

Distress Inks: Hickory Smoke
Distress Dry Glitter

I love creating ornaments for the holidays that I can attach to gifts or give as a gift. The Snowflakes Background Stamp had me thinking of a three dimensional snowflake. 
 
 
Instructions: 
1. Die cut 6 snowflakes from white cardstock.  
2. Decide what color you want your snowflake to be and sponge over the back of the snowflake with the color of choice. Heat set the color on the back before moving on. This will help when you go to assemble your snowflake. 
3. Stamp snowflake background on the fronts of the die cut snowflakes using Distress Embossing ink. Heat emboss with Bridal Tinsel embossing powder. (You can use clear embossing powder as well, the tinsel just adds a shimmer)
4. Apply the dye ink over your embossed snowflakes. You can either sponge on the dye ink or drag the ink pad directly over your snowflake and sponge over it to apply it evenly. Use a paper cloth to rub off excess on your stamped snowflakes. 


5. Score and fold snowflakes in half. Repeat on all snowflakes making sure the are aligned the same way when scoring them. 
6. Apply adhesive and start connecting the snowflakes together. Repeat until last snowflake is ready to go. 


7. Prepare string with charm. I put glue on my string and covered it in a fine glitter to add a shimmer to my string. You can use whatever you would like for hanging your ornament. Take the string and slide the charm on the string and then loop it in a circle and tie it with a double note and then lay the looped string in the centre of your snowflake before putting the last snowflake together. I used tape, glue stick and touches of tacky glue. Work with what seals best for your to put these together. You could also die cut adhesive sheets to use between the snowflakes. 
 
Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Snowflakes Background Stamp
Sizzix Tim Holtz Layered Snowflake Die
Distress Embossing Ink Pad
Embossing Powder: Bridal Tinsel

Distress Inks: Hickory Smoke
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