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.



Instructions:

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


Instructions:

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.

Belinda

Filmstrip Stamp Card Set

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Hello, It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a couple of cards I created featuring the fabulous new ‘Filmstrip’ Filmstrip Stamp. I have teamed this stamp with the gorgeous Leaves Border Stamp to create two fun cards.



Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 18.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 18cm. Stick down on the card base.

3. Apply Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to the Leaves Border Stamp. Spritz the stamp with water and stamp on the card front about one third of the way up. Press the Mowed Lawn ink pad onto an acrylic block, pick up the colour with a soft wet paintbrush and flick the colour over the card front. Set aside to dry.


4. Stamp the Filmstrip Stamp onto an extra piece of smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Cut out the filmstrip including the inside of the second rectangle from the left.. Apply the Mowed Lawn ink to some leaves from the Tropical Leaves Stamp Set. Spritz the stamps with water and stamp onto the extra cardstock. Allow to dry and then fussy cut each image. Add two of the leaves to the right hand side of the card. Add the filmstrip to the card using 3D foam. Add the remaining leaves in the cut out area of the filmstrip. 

5. Use the Mowed Lawn ink to stamp the sentiment and some stars. Fussy cut each element and add to the card.


Instructions:

1. Cut a piece of black cardstock measuring 18.5cm x 21cm. Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 18cm. Stick down on the card base.

3. Apply Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to the Leaves Border Stamp. Spritz the stamp with water and stamp on the card front about one third of the way up. Apply the same ink to the seaweed and the bubbles from the Under The Sea Stamp Set, spritz and stamp amongst the leaves border. Set aside to dry.

4. Apply Aquamarine Archival Ink to the Filmstrip Stamp. Stamp on an extra piece of smooth white cardstock. Cut out the strip and add to the card front using 3D foam. 

5. Stamp the seaweed again twice on the extra cardstock using the Peacock Feathers ink. Fussy cut and add to the filmstrip on the right hand side. Stamp some fish and the bubbles from the Under The Sea Stamp Set as well as the sentiment on the extra cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Fussy cut and add to the card.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Leaves Border Stamp
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Under The Sea Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tropical Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Aquamarine, Jet Black
Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers

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

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Doors Filmstrip Traveller’s Notebook Pages

Darkroom Door - Monday, April 01, 2019

Hello Darkroom Door fans! 

It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a couple of pages in my traveller’s notebook featuring the stunning new Doors Filmstrip Stamp. These are pages that I have prepared in advance for when I travel. It is a great idea to prep some pages in your traveller’s notebook before you go and this stamp makes it super easy to create some lovely pages.



Instructions:

1. Apply some watercolour paint to the pages in your traveller’s notebook. Note: I used quite a bit of water with my watercolour paints and the paper was not very good quality so there is quite a lot of warping. I actually like the look of this as it adds to the look of a well travelled and loved notebook. If you don’t like the warping and ‘crunchy’ page then show some restraint with the amount of water used or eliminate the watercolour step.

2. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Doors Filmstrip Stamp and stamp on the left hand side of the notebook. Also apply the same ink to the door stamp from the New York Vol. 2 Stamp Set. Stamp on the right hand side of the notebook.

3. Rule some lines across the two pages for future journaling. Apply the Notes heading from the Everyday Life Stamp Set using the Jet Black ink. Apply various stamps from the New York Vol. 2 Stamp Set over the two pages using Watering Can Archival Ink. Also stamp the Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp using the same ink.

4. Stamp the Doors Filmstrip Stamp onto an extra piece of smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Cut out the filmstrip. Stick down the white cardstock (for added strength) and cut out again. Punch a hole in the top and add some baker’s twine/string to create a cute3 bookmark for your traveller’s notebook.


Here’s a few more pages created with the same stamps: 


Instructions:

1. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the ‘journaling card’ stamp from the Everyday Life Stamp Set. Stamp once on the left hand page and also on the right hand page. Stamp again onto some scrap paper/printer paper. Cut out and attach as a mask over the stamped images on the traveller’s notebook pages. I made a small loop of washi tape to hold each piece in place.

2. Apply Watering Can Archival Ink to the Doors Filmstrip Stamp. Stamp repeatedly over the pages from left to right to cover the whole background. Slightly offset each stamp for a more interesting background. Remove the ‘masks’ over the journaling areas.

3. Apply titles to each of the journaling boxes using the Everyday Life Stamp Set and the Jet Black ink. Add more stamping to the pages using this stamp set as well as the Discover and New York Vol. 2 Stamp Sets.

4. Stamp the ‘negative’ from the Photography Stamp Set twice as well as the Doors Filmstrip Stamp again on some smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Cut out the negatives including the inside. Cut out the filmstrip and tear the top image away. Staple these pieces to the pages and include some strips of Tim Holtz Filmstrip Tape or washi tape.



Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Doors Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Discover Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door New York Vol. 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Everyday Life Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Jane Davenport Watercolours Neutral Palette

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own beautiful pages in your traveller’s notebook. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Filmstrip Stamp Layouts

Darkroom Door - Thursday, March 28, 2019

Hello, It’s Belinda Spencer here with you today to share two layouts featuring the fabulous new ‘Filmstrip’ 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 my layouts in two very different ways.



Instructions:

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. Add some vivid colour to the background by applying Festive Berries Distress Ink to some of the Watery Washes and Grunge Marks stamps, spritz with water and stamp over the layout. Use a soft wet paintbrush to blend the stamped images on the page. Press the Festive Berries ink pad onto an acrylic block. Pick up the colour with the paintbrush and flick over the layout. Allow the ink to dry completely.

4. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink randomly to the Brushed Stars Background Stamp. Hold the long sides of the stamp between your fingers squeezing slightly so that just the centre area of the stamp comes into contact with the layout. Repeat until you have just enough to peek out from the sides of your photo and embellishments.

5. Stamp the Filmstrip Stamp twice onto an extra piece of smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Cut out both filmstrips and add to the layout. Also stamp the negative and the ‘mug shot’ from the Photography Stamp Set as well as a whole bunch of different sized stars from the Stars Stamp Set. Fussy cut each element and add to the layout.

6. Add your photo and other embellishments. Stamp the title on the extra cardstock. Fussy cut the title and add to the page using 3D foam.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Stars Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Grunge Marks Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink Festive Berries


Instructions:

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. Apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Filmstrip Stamp. Stamp repeatedly over the layout from top to bottom making sure to offset each stamp slightly. This forms the background on which each element sits.

4. Add your photos with layers of patterned paper underneath. Stamp the negative from the Photography Stamp Set three times on extra white cardstock. Cut out and cut each one in half. Add the pieces in under the photos to create a frame.

5. Stamp the title, some stars, circles and any other elements you wish on the extra cardstock with the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut each image and add to the layout.

6. Fill some of the blank spaces in the filmstrips with other stamps appropriate for your photos.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Filmstrip Filmstrip Stamp
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Jet Black

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

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

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

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