Boxes Frame Stamp & Stencil Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hello! It's Rachel Greig here today sharing 3 cards using the new Boxes series of Frame Stamp and Stencils! These stamp and stencil combo makes ink blending so easy! 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp onto white yardstick using Archival Jet Black ink. Lay the matching stencil over the stamped image and place some washi tape on the sides to keep the stencil in place. 
2. Using Distress Ink and an ink blending tool, sponge the ink over the stamped image, leaving some areas white. Change colours of ink and fill in the white areas until the entire piece is sponged with ink. For this card I used Shaded Lilac and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks. 
3. Stamp inside the boxes using different stamps from the Wings stamp set. You can leave the stencil in place for this step, however if you are using larger stamps, sometimes it can be harder to press down onto the stencil to get a complete image, so it can better to use post it notes to mask the area if needed rather than using the stencil. 
4. Remove the washi tape and lift off the stencil.
5. Adhere some textured mesh onto a white folded card. Adhere the stamped panel to the front to complete. 

Here are some more cards using the Boxes 12up and Boxes 6up Frame Stamps and Stencils: 



As you can see, you can create cards for all sorts of occasions using a variety of stamp sets! 

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 6up Frame Stamp

Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Stencil
Darkroom Door Boxes 12up Stencil
Darkroom Door Boxes 6up Stencil 

Darkroom Door Wings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Under The Sea Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol 1 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol 2 Stamp Set
Distress Inks
Archival Jet Black ink

Thanks for stopping by! 

Mixed Up Cards

Darkroom Door - Sunday, January 14, 2018

Hi, it's Liesbeth Fidder here today with two cards using the Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp and Mixed Boxes Stencil


For the first card, I used the stamp and stencil together, like Rachel showed us on Facebook Live. If you haven't seen it, you can watch here. 


I masked the rectangles and stamped the images from the Tour Eiffel, Montmartre and Notre Dame stamp sets using black StazOn ink (the best option if you use bleach) and I bleached the buildings and other imaged  here and there with some chlorine and a small synthetic brush. The white accents in the word 'Paris' is made with a white gel pen.

This next card was made a little different:


First I stamped the Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp with black ink. After that I used the stencil... but not at the same place. I put the stencil a little bit to the right and to the top so it was slightly off centre. Then I sponged the rectangles using Distress inks Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. After that I did the same on the other side, so I put the stencil a little bit to the left and bottom of the card, and sponged with the same colours. 


I masked every rectangle and stamped the different laces from the Lace stamp set and the text. I highlighted the text with a white marker.


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Mixed Boxes Stencil 
Darkroom Door Tour Eiffel Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Montmartre Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Notre Dame Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Lace Stamp Set
Staz On Jet Black
Distress Inks
White marker

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Liesbeth

Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Hello Darkroom Door fans! It's Belinda here today to share a couple of cards with you featuring the Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp. First up is a card where I have used my favourite watercolour effect technique followed by a card that is very bold and striking. This stamp really is very versatile.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of green cardstock 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Stick down on the card base.
3. Apply the Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp onto the card front using Jet Black Archival Ink.
4. Use a little washi tape to hold the card in place on your work surface. Place the Boxes 3 Up Stencil over the top of the stamped image. You will find that they perfectly match. Secure in place with a little more washi tape. Grab a couple of pieces of thin paper such as printer paper. Use these to mask off two of the boxes at a time so you can individually ink each box. Apply Twisted Citron Distress Ink to the top box first using an ink blending tool. Next apply Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to the middle box and Lucky Clover Distress Ink to the bottom box. This gives a lovely ombre effect. Flick some water over the surface using your fingers and then leave to dry.
5. Place the feather from the Feathers Stamp Set onto an acrylic block. Place the acrylic block on top of the card front so that you can see the inked boxes underneath. This provides a guide for inking up the feather stamp. Use the same green Distress Inks to ink up the feather to co-ordinate with the boxes. Spritz the stamp with a little water and apply on a separate piece of smooth white cardstock. Use a soft wet paintbrush to blend out the colours a little. Dry with a heat gun and then use a fine black journaling pen to draw an outline around the feather. Fussy cut.
6. Glue a chipboard arrow onto the stem of the feather. Wrap some twine around the length of the arrow and tie off to secure.
7. Stamp the compass from the Sail Away Stamp Set onto the extra white card stock using Tree branch Archival Ink. Use a circle punch to cut out and then glue onto the card front. Add a little coil of twine to the centre of the compass image. Stick down the feather using 3D foam under the feather part.
8. Stamp the sentiment and the little 'north arrow'from the Sail Away Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival Ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Boxes 3 Up Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Sail Away Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Feathers Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Party Time Rubber Stamp Set

Archival Ink: Jet Black, Tree Branch
Distress Ink: Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron

 
Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of black cardstock 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Stick down on the card base.
3. Apply the Boxes 3 Up Stamp to the card front using Jet Black Archival Ink taking care to centre it.
4. Apply the Boxes 3 Up Stamp again to an extra piece of smooth white cardstock using the same ink. Stamp the Fallen Leaves Background stamp over the top using the same ink. Cut out the individual boxes. Add to the card front using 3D foam.
5. Stamp the Fallen Leaves Background Stamp again on the extra white cardstock. Cut out some individual leaves and add to the card front using 3D foam.
6. Stamp some butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set onto the extra white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and glue onto the card front.
7. Stamp a sentiment using Red Geranium Archival Ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front using 3D foam.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Fallen Leaves Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Archival: Jet Black, Red Geranium

Thank you for stopping by the blog today to check out my projects. I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own projects combining the Boxes 3 Up Stamp and Stencil.

Cheers,
Belinda

Boxes 3 Up Christmas Cards

Darkroom Door - Friday, December 22, 2017

Hello Darkroom Door fans! It's Belinda Spencer here today to share a couple of cards with you featuring the Boxes 3 Up Small Stencil, and considering the time of year, they just happen to be Christmas cards! This is just the coolest stencil that can easily be used on its own or matched up perfectly with the Boxes 3 Up Frame Stamp.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of red glitter cardstock 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Stick down on the card base.
3. Secure your card front to your work surface with a little washi tape. Place the Boxes 3 Up Stencil over the top taking care to centre it on the cardstock. Secure the stencil also with a little washi tape. Use an ink blending tool to apply Festive Berries Distress Ink over the stencil. Leave the stencil in place for the next step.
4. Apply Red Geranium Archival Ink to the small Christmas text stamp from the Christmas Reindeer Stamp Set. Stamp in the top box of the stencil. Repeat for the remaining boxes. You will find that this stamp fits perfectly in the boxes of the stencil.
5. Apply the Festive Berries ink to a reindeer from the same stamp set. Spritz with water and stamp onto another piece of smooth white cardstock. Blend the colour on the stamped image a little with a soft wet paintbrush to ensure even coverage. Dry with a heat gun. Add tiny droplets of water to the reindeer's back and let it sit for a few seconds. Use the very corner of a piece of paper towel to just touch the top of each water droplet to suck up all of the water. This will leave you with cute little spots on the reindeer's back. Dry with a heat gun and fussy cut.
6. Apply a large star from the Stars Stamp Set onto the extra white cardstock using Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. Also stamp three small stars, a bauble and the sentiment and heat set with the Gold Tinsel powder. Fussy cut all images and add to the card front using 3D foam behind some for added dimension. Glue the bauble to the reindeer's antlers.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Boxes 3 Up Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Red Geranium
Embossing Powder Gold Tinsel
Distress Embossing Ink

Distress Ink Festive Berries


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of green cardstock 14cm x 20cm. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm. Stick down on the card base.
3. Secure your card front to your work surface with a little washi tape. Place the Boxes 3 Up Stencil over the top taking care to centre it on the cardstock. Secure the stencil also with a little washi tape. Use an ink blending tool to apply Twisted Citron Distress Ink over the stencil. Leave the stencil in place for the next step.
4. Choose some small stamps (stars and baubles are perfect) from the different Christmas Stamp Sets. Use the Twisted Citron ink to stamp the chosen images into each of the boxes. Stamp repeatedly until the whole box is covered. Remove the stencil.
5. Use a stamp positioning tool to stamp each layer of the Christmas Tree from the Christmas Trees Stamp Set onto an extra piece of smooth white cardstock. Start with the Mowed Lawn ink for the bottom layer. Spritz the stamp with a little mist of water before applying to the cardstock. Next use the Lucky Clover for the second layer. Remove the cardstock from the stamp positioning tool and completely dry with a heat gun. Place back in the stamp positioning tool to apply the third layer of the tree using Distress Embossing Ink. Remove from the stamp positioning tool, sprinkle with Gold Tinsel Embossing Ink and heat set. Fussy cut the tree.
6. Next stamp the pot from the Gardening Vol. 1 Stamp set as well as some stars and the sentiment using the Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set all with the Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. Fussy cut all images and add all to the card front.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Boxes 3 Up Small Stencil
Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Merry Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gardening Vol. 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Christmas Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Lucky Clover, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron
Distress Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder Gold Tinsel

 
Thank you for stopping by the blog today to check out my projects. I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own projects using the fabulous Boxes 3 Up Stencil.

Belinda


 

New Release Rubber Stamp Sets, Line Art Stamps, Frame Stamps and Stencils

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, November 08, 2017

We'd like to introduce 12 NEW Stamps & 4 New Stencils! Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist! 



We have created 4 new Frame Stamps with matching stencils! These Frame Stamps can be used with the stencils to create beautiful sponged or coloured boxes for stamping into! Combine them with our rubber stamp sets and the options are endless!




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Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Hello there! Today we are sharing lots of fabulous project ideas using the Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set! This stamp set has 11 stitch designs that you can use as borders or to add some faux stitching to your projects! The length of each stitched border stamp is over 6" (150cm) in length, long enough to cover a usual card front in one go. These stamps would also work well in art journals! 

Teresa Abajo has created three projects to show the different stitches:


Instructions:
Stamp the XXX and Hearts stitched borders onto white cardstock with Archival Red Geranium ink pad. Mount onto black and red cardstock, then adhere to folded white card. Stamp the large open heart from the Hearts Stamp set onto white card and trim around the outside and the inside of the heart. Adhere over stamped stitches. Stamp 'Love' from the Hearts Stamp set onto white card using Archival Red Geranium ink pad and trim around the letters. Adhere over heart to complete. 


Instructions:
Stamp the block zig zag stitched border onto white cardstock using Archival Magenta Hue, Venetian Orange and Monarch Orange Ink pads. Stamp the straight stitch stamp in between using Archival Monarch Orange ink pad. Mount onto orange tag. Stamp sentiment from Happy Birthday Stamp set and adhere to tag. Adhere flowers and leaves. Thread ribbons and twine through top of tag to complete. 


Instructions:
Stamp Roses Photo Stamp onto white cardstock using Archival Watering Can ink pad. Adhere to pink cardstock. Wrap lace and silver mesh around the stamped image. Stamp the flower Stitched Border onto white cardstock using Watering Can ink. Trim and adhere to lace. Add small silver gems to the centre of the stitched flowers to add some bling! Add word from Bright Blossoms Word strip and adhere entire panel to folded white card.  

Connie Mercer has created some beautiful cards using the Stitched Borders Stamps:


Instructions:
Stamp Sewing Spools Background stamp on white cardstock using several different colors of ink. Trim out and stamp around the edges with the straight stitch from Stitched Borders set in black ink. Stamp out the Stitched Threads Frame in black ink and trim out. Make a mask of the frame and place it over the stamped frame. Add the different Stitched Borders using different color inks. Adhere to front of card. Add buttons and sentiment. Mount on matching pattern paper.


Instructions:
Stamp French Script Texture stamp on the pattern paper in two places. Use the straight Stitched Border stamp around the front of the card. Stamp out sentiment using 'love' from Simple Sayings Stamp set and 'you' from Thank You Stamp Set and adhere to front of card. The heart embellishment is by Tim Holtz/Sizzix. Stamp half scallops from the Stitched Borders set at the bottom of the card. Stamp out x's and use them as embellishments on the card. Stamp one heart in bottom corner. 

Susie Campbell has created a soft and pretty tag using a combination of real laces with the Stitched Borders Stamps:


Instructions:
Using one of my favourite colour palettes as the starting point, I gathered together a selection of ink pads, trims, lace, leather, beads, a button and thread that all tied in well with together. I used a piece of 'Mixed Media Cardstock' by Ranger as the base and stamped a selection of trims from the 'Stitched Borders' stamp set, leaving spaces to add ribbon, lace and threads later. There is a separate panel affixed to the top section of the card which features a punched border along it's edge. The card was then embellished with the trims, leather hearts, lace, pearl stickers, thread, a dated label and button. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Thank You Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Sewing Spools Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Roses Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Friends Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Wordstrip
Ranger Archival Ink
Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock
Aquash brush
Sizzix Hearts Die
Paper: Fancy Pants
Ribbons and Lace

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Enjoy Life Bicycle Tags Card

Darkroom Door - Sunday, July 26, 2015
Hi there! Suzz here today with a card using the new Shipping Tags Frame Stamp


Instructions: 
Stamp the shipping tags three times using black ink.  Cut the three layers of the tags out. Ink up the bicycle image from the Enjoy Life set and leave face up. Place top tag onto image to center bicycle in the tag.  Use scrap paper layer over stamp with tag on top and cover then rub on image from inked up stamp.  This allows you to keep your hands ink free and get a crisp image and position it! 
 
Stamp on the second and third tag bits of the stone from the same image along the edge that will be peeking out.  Distress edges of each tag and then tape them together into position. Punch hole and attach twine and charm.
 
Stamp two background panels using the Stone Background in black ink. Wait for the ink to dry and add a white coat of paint. Water the paint down to create a whitewash effect which softens the background.
 
Stamp Enjoy from Enjoy life. Cut out sentiment. Distress edges. Pop dot tags and place sentiment behind them and attach to panel. Layer with black cardstock and place on stone background on black card base.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Shipping Tags Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Stone Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Enjoy Life Rubber Stamp Set
Twine
Charm
White paint

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Brushed Daisies Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Hi stampers! Today we have a fantastic assortment of projects to share using the Brushed Daisies Rubber Stamp Set

First a shadow stamped card by Rachel Greig:


Instructions:
Ink up the daisy stamp using Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade and Mowed Lawn Distress Markers. Stamp onto cream cardstock twice without reinking to get a lighter shadow effect. Stamp 'Dream' with Jet Black Archival Ink. Sponge Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges and adhere to green cardstock. Mount onto red cardstock and wrap twine around the bottom. Adhere to folded green card. 

Anneke De Clerck has created some beautiful projects to share with us. First an art journal page: 


Instructions:
1. Spray Distress Spray Stains 'Twisted Citron' and 'Mermaid Lagoon' to the top of the pages, spray water on top and let the ink drip.
2. Dry with a heat gun. Apply light blue and lime acrylic paint through stencils (Tim Holtz Layering Stencils 'Tiles' and 'Splotches'). Create letters with Distress Ink 'Mermaid Lagoon' and 'Twisted Citron' and the Donna Downey Signature Stencil 'Alphabet Rerun'.
3. Overstamp the spread randomly with parts of the 'Mesh Background Stamp' and Distress Ink 'Mermaid Lagoon'; parts of the 'Polka Dots Background Stamp' and white + turquoise paint; parts of the 'Flourish Background Stamp and white paint; parts of the 'Dots Texture Stamp' and white paint.
4. Stamp the daisies with Archival Ink Jet Black. Add highlights with a white gel pen and draw stems with a black pen. Punch tiny dots and hearts out of paper scraps. Stamp part of the 'Stitched Threads Frame Stamp' to the bottom of the fuchsia heart. Attach letter stickers, hearts and fuchsia dots as shown.
 

Instructions:
1. For this project I worked on a 5 x 5" card (12.5 x 12.5 cm) that I glued into a wooden shadow box after decorating. I upcycled a small wooden tray/coaster from the home deco store into a shadow box, just by putting it upright :)
2. Apply gesso to the paper with a plastic card. Add small amounts of light blue, lime and turquoise acrylic paint (Dina Wakley Media Paint) the same way. Stamp the daisies with
pink and orange paint. Stamp small dots randomly with white and turquoise paint. 
3. Punch circles out of vintage book paper and attach to the card with gel medium. Color the
circles with gesso and paint using your fingers. Create shadow with a charcoal pencil. Stamp black and white circles with paint using lids. Draw black details with a fineliner. Stamp words with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'.
4. Add black paint to the edges of the card.
 

Instructions:
lnk up the flower stamp with Distress Markers 'Twisted Citron', 'Spun Sugar', 'Victorian Velvet' and 'Ripe Persimmon'. Spray a small amount of water on top with a mini mister before stamping. Stamp dots in 'Ripe Persimmon' using the same watercolor technique. Apply gesso to vintage book paper and Distress Ink 'Mowed Lawn' to a scrap of paper. Punch circles out of these papers and attach to the card. Stamp sentiment with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'. Add details with a black and white fineliner. Create white dots with paint using a needle tip applicator.

Connie Mercer has created two stunning cards:


Instructions:
Stamp Postage Stamp Frame Stamp on white cardstock using Jet Black or Cobalt Archival ink. Stamp the large Daisy Flower in the centre of the frame. Stamp another Daisy Flower using a different color ink and cut it out. Use pop up adhesive and secure it over the stamped Daisy Flower in the frame.  Add embellishments and city and date stamp. Add sentiment. Add card front to layered pattern papers.
 

Instructions:
Stamp out the large Daisy in black ink and cut it out. That will be the mask for the Daisy when the background is stamped. Ink up large Daisy stamp with Distress Marker pens and stamp on cardstock. Cover stamped image with mask and stamp the Polka Dot background directly on top of mask. That will give you the Polka Dot background without disturbing the Daisy.Mat on cardstock. Add zig zag stitched border to bottom of card. Add sentiments and rhinestones to the center of the Daisy.

Robyn Wood has used a mix of bright Distress Ink colours to create a vibrant, happy card.


Instructions:
Stamp the two smaller daisies from the Brushed Daisies set randomly over some white card using Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon. Trim to suit pink card front and affix. Stamp greeting from Simple Sayings set using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Mount the greeting on a strip of cardstock that has been torn at one end and tied with twine. Affix to card front using foam tape.

Try this:  Use a different combination of Distress colours to change the mood, a monochromatic palette can be particularly stunning.

Supplies Used: 
Darkroom Door Brushed Daisies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mesh Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Flourish Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Postage Stamp Frame Stamp
Ranger Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Vintage Photo, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron
Ranger Distress Markers
Ranger Distress Spray Stains
Paper: October Afternoon
stickers and rhinestones
Clear embossing powder
Tsukineko Brilliance Ink: Graphite Black 
White Gesso
Dina Wakley Media Paint
Gel Medium

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

Open Book Frame Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 17, 2015
Hello, today we are sharing ideas using the Open Book Frame Stamp! It was fun for us to go through the collection of Darkroom Door stamp sets to see how many different options we could come up with for images and words to fit within the pages of this stamp. 

Belinda Spencer shares a fabulous layered card using quotes from the Bookworm Stamp Set:


Instructions:
1. Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp onto a piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using Sky Blue Ranger Archival Ink. Use a blending tool to apply Weathered Wood Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the edges. Distress the edges and add more ink.
2. Apply the Open Book Frame Stamp onto the Woodgrain piece using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink.
3. Stamp the Open Book Frame Stamp three more times onto some book paper torn from an old book using the Jet Black ink. Ink each one with Old Paper Tim Holtz Distress Ink and cut out. Crease each piece down the centre and then layer on top of the base using a small piece of double-sided tape in the centre of each.
4. Stamp the Open Book Frame Stamp again on a piece of vellum. Add the quote stamp from the Bookworm Stamp Set on the left hand side. Carefully dry the ink with a heat gun ensuring that you don’t buckle the vellum. Cut out and add to the top of the stack.
5. Add some hand stitching to the centre of the pages of the book to hold everything securely in place.
6. Next start to shape the book to give it a 3D effect. The pages can easily be held in place using double-sided tape.
7. Create a bookmark by threading some beads onto beading wire and gluing into the centre of the book.
8. Stamp another quote from the Bookworm Stamp Set onto some smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Ink with Old Paper Distress Ink, cut out and add to the right hand side of the book.
9. Apply the Torn Text Background Stamp onto white cardstock using Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink and cut to size. Use a blending tool to apply Old Paper Ink. Distress the edges, ink again and add to a kraft cardstock base. Add the Woodgrain piece with the book on top.


Robyn Wood shares a card using the Brushless Watercolour technique:


Instructions:
Assemble card base by punching the long edge of a dark pink piece of cardstock which has been cut to suit the card front. If the design allows, thread with thin ribbon.  Attach to coral coloured card front.
Trim a piece of pale green cardstock to approx. 7 cm high by the width of the dark pink piece. Stamp with Dots background stamp using Fern Green Archival Ink. Attach to card front.
Stamp Open Book frame onto white card using Black Archival Ink and trim closely.
Stamp the left hand page with a quote from the Etched Flowers rubber stamp set using Jet Black Archival ink.
Give the image some shape by bending the ‘pages’ back slightly and create a slight fold through the spine. Attach to card front using double sided tape at each side and the spine and foam tape at the middle of the pages. Aim to get a slight rise over the middle of each page and have the book image flat in the centre and each side.
Use a brushless watercolour technique for flowers. Colour a flower from the Carved Flowers set with Distress Markers and spritz lightly with water before stamping onto white card. Try using two different shades of the same colour on the petals for a different effect.
Trim closely and affix to card.
Tie a bow in some pretty ribbon and add to the stems of the flowers.
The brushless watercolour technique takes a little practice to get a light spritz of water, you want a fine beading that doesn’t cause the ink to run too much and ruin the design.

Here's a card by Rachel Greig using a masking technique with the Love Letters Vol 1 Rubber Stamps:


Instructions:
1. Stamp Torn Text Background Stamp onto folded beige card using Jet Black Archival ink. Ink around edges of card using same ink. 
2. Emboss pink cardstock with embossing folder and distress edges with a paper distresser. Adhere to card with foam adhesive. 
3. Stamp Open Book Frame Stamp onto cream cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink. Stamp quote from Bookworm Stamp Set on right hand page. Mask around left hand page with post it notes and stamp gentleman from Love Letters Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival ink. 
4. Sponge around edges of book pages with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere to card.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Open Book Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Dots Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Etched Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bookworm Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Love Letters Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black, Fern Green, Sky Blue, Watering Can
Distress markers in pinks and green
Distress Ink: Old Paper, Weathered Wood, Vintage Photo
Paper Distresser

The possibilities are endless with this awesome new frame stamp. Make sure you share any of your wonderful creations with this stamp in the Darkroom Door Inspiration group on Facebook.

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and checking out our cards today! 

Mason Jar Frame Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Hi there! We have lots of fabulous projects to share with you today using the Mason Jar Frame Stamp
 
The first project by Belinda Spencer shows how to create a watercolour effect using Dylusions Ink Sprays.


Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock to size.
2. Apply the fern leaf stamp from the Leaves Rubber Stamp Set using Leaf Green Ranger Archival Ink.
3. Spray a little Polished Jade Dylusions Ink Spray into a dish and add some water.
4. Using a soft, wet paintbrush, wash the colour over the cardstock piece. Allow to dry.
5. Apply the Mason Jar stamp onto smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Stamp the Butterfly Garden Collage Stamp over the top using the same ink. Cut out the mason jar.
6. Use various Dylusions Ink Sprays like watercolours to paint the inside of the mason jar.
7. Stamp the mason jar lid again onto smooth white cardstock using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with Silver Ranger Embossing Powder Super Fine Detail. Cut out and add to the top of the mason jar.
8. Tie some string around the neck of the jar and stick the whole piece down on the colour washed background piece using 3D foam.
9. Stamp two tags from the Tag Rubber Stamp Set onto kraft cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Add a sentiment using the Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set. Add to the card front using 3D foam.
10. Stamp another butterfly from the Butterfly Rubber Stamp Set and colour with ink sprays as before. Once dry, cut out and add to the card front.
11. Attach the card front to the base.

Connie Mercer has combined the Mason Jar Frame Stamp with stamps from the Seaside Collection to create a sea themed card:


Stamp Mason Jar on pattern paper of your choice. Cut out and ink edges for shading using Ranger Distress Ink. Stamp out Seashells using ink colors of your choice. Cut them out and shade edges. Stamp a few of the Seashell images inside the  Mason Jar. Stamp the Carved Leaves and cut them out.Take a small piece of cheese cloth and wet it with a water spray bottle. Use Distress Ink to shade the cheese cloth. Dry with heat gun. Arrange the elements around the Mason Jar. Adhere and add a little shimmer with a glitter pen. Add sentiment. 

Anneke De Clerck has created some very delicious cards by combining the Mason Jar with Sweet Treats Vol 2 Rubber Stamps! 


To create the background make rough brush strokes with pink and orange acrylic paint. Load parts of the Checkered Background Stamp with white paint and stamp randomly. Stamp the Mason Jar Frame Stamp with Archival Ink Jet Black on white paper. Stamp again on masking paper and cut out the centre. Stamp the licorice all sorts from Sweet Treats Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set through this mask with black ink. Colour with pink and orange paint. Add shadow to the edges of the jar with Distress Ink Weathered Wood and a water brush. Use white paint to add highlights. Cut out and attach the jar to the card with foam tape. Decorate with white cord and some matching beads. Stamp text in right upper corner.


Paint the background with orange, fuchsia, pink, yellow and light blue paint as shown on the picture. Load parts of the Polka Dots background stamp with white paint and stamp dots randomly. Stamp the Mason Jar frame stamp with Archival Ink Jet Black on white paper. Only ink up the sweets on the stamp (I used tape to mask the rest of the image) and use the same mask as for the previous card to stamp through. Color the candy with paint. Add shadow and highlights to the jar with Distress Ink Weathered Wood, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass and a water brush. Cut out and attach to the background with foam tape. Stamp text on a paper scrap, cut out and adhere to the jar. Decorate with blue cord and some beads.

 

Robyn Wood has created a trio of butterflies with the Mason Jar:


Assemble card base by adding a torn strip of light teal card stock to the left hand side of a craft coloured card front. Overlay with a darker teal piece approx. 7.5 x 13 cm. Stamp Mason Jar Frame onto white cardstock using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Sponge with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Use a grey ink or marker to colour bottle cap. Closely trim the bottle shape and tie some twine around the cap. Mount onto card front using foam tape. Stamp three butterflies from the Wings set using Jet Black Archival ink onto white cardstock. Do two largish ones and a small one for balance. Colour the butterflies using markers and trim closely. Stamp some words from the Wildflower set onto pale blue cardstock and trim closely. Assemble butterflies and words onto jar outline to check placement before permanently attaching with double sided tape or liquid glue. Apply adhesive to just the centre of the butterflies so that the wings can be bent forward slightly. Affix black rhinestones to the top left and bottom right corners of the dark teal cardstock.

Rachel Greig used the Buttons Background Stamp with the Mason Jar to create a jar full of buttons! I'm sure many of us have one of these in real life! 


Stamp French Script Background Stamp onto pink card using Archival Magenta Hue ink pad. Adhere embossed white cardstock to left side of card. Run the card front through the sewing machine without thread to create a dotted border around the card. Stamp Mason Jar onto white cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink pad. Stamp Buttons Background Stamp over the Mason Jar image using various colours of Distress Markers. Colour in each button with Distress Markers. Wrap thin ribbon around top of jar and adhere to card using foam adhesive. Stamp Thank You from Thank You Stamp set onto white label using Jet Black ink pad, sponge around edges with Magenta Hue ink and attach to card. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Mason Jar Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterfly Garden Collage Stamp
Darkroom Door Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Tags Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set 
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wings Rubber Stamp set
Darkroom Door Wildflower Vol 1  Rubber Stamp set
Darkroom Door Thank You Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Checkered Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Buttons Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Magenta Hue, Leaf Green
Tsukineko Brilliance: Graphite Black
Embossing powder: Clear, Super Fine Detail Silver
Ranger Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Embossing Ink, Tumbled Glass
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Non-stick Craft Sheet
Twine, black rhinestones, markers
Dylusions Ink Spray: Fresh Lime, Lemon Zest, Polished Jade, Squeezed Orange
Distress Markers

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