Two ways to use the Grevilleas Stamp Set

Darkroom Door - Friday, September 07, 2018
Hi, it’s Heather Telford here today! I have a couple of grevillea cards to share with you using the Grevilleas Stamp Set

This first card shows how you can make a bright and bold card using embossing powders and Brush pigment powders. 



Instructions:
1. Stamp grevillea in versamark ink twice, foliage twice then emboss in silver embossing powder.
2. Sprinkle brilliant red brusho around the flower heads and prussian blue brusho round the perimeter of the panel.
3. Spritz with water, let brusho activate before adding any more. Add more water if necessary, tilt to make paint move.
4. Add more brusho powder or pick up wet paint from panel with paintbrush and move it to an empty area. Let dry
5. Stamp Mesh Texture Stamp four times on white card base with versamark ink (or use Mesh Background Stamp to fill card base), emboss in silver.
6. Stamp sentiment from Happy Birthday Sentiments Stamp in versamark on red cardstock, emboss with silver powder.
7. Mat grevillea panel with red cardstock, attach to card base.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiments Stamp
Inks: versamark
Ranger silver embossing powder
Brusho - brilliant red, prussian blue

The second card features a more true to life colour palette, using Distress Stains.


Instructions:
1. Paint a circle in wild honey distress stain on cold pressed watercolour paper. Let dry.
2. Paint scattered straw distress stain over whole panel. Let dry
3. Ink large grevillea flower in wild honey, ripe persimmon, spiced marmalade and forest moss distress stains. Spritz stamp then stamp on watercolour panel. Spritz stamp again and stamp a paler impression.
4. Repeat previous step to fill base of panel with flowers.
5. Ink foliage stamp with forest moss distress ink. Stamp and restamp for bold and paler images.
6. Stamp sentiment from Happy Birthday Sentiments Stamp in rusty hinge distress ink.
7. Trim and attach panel to natural white card base


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamp
Distress Stains: Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Forest Moss 
Distress Ink: Rusty Hinge 

Hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration! 

Heather

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!

Travelers Notebook with Diary Dates Stamp Set

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 18, 2018
Hi there, it's Rachel Greig here today. I'd like to show you some ways to use the Diary Dates Rubber Stamp Set in your travelers notebooks or planners. 



This stamp set has the full set of months, days and numbers so you can keep a journal, whether it's on the road like a travelers notebook, or an every day journal of your every day life! The set also includes a To Do stamp so you can make lists, and a Week stamp if you'd like to do weekly journal entries. 


This is just the beginning of a page in my Webster's Pages travelers notebook where I have stamped the date onto the top of the page. See the stamped circle around the number? That is a stamp from the Watery Washes stamp set, it fits the numbers perfectly so you can add some colour behind them! 


Here's a completed page, this time using the day stamp as well as the dates and month stamps. You can mix and match the stamps however you please and make it work for your journal or planner. I've also stamped the leaves from the Leaves stamp set along the top left and bottom right sides of the pages. I love how stamps look in notebooks! 


I've also stamped more Watery Washes stamps around the edges of the pages to continue the colour theme around the page. The small line from the Watery Washes stamp set also fits underneath the month stamp, like an underline. So it's a great way to use both stamp sets together! 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Diary Dates Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Watery Washes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Chrome Yellow
Websters Pages Travelers Notebook 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Rachel

Vintage Handwriting Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 15, 2018
Hello there friends, it's Rachel Greig here today with a simple vintage style card using the Handwriting Rubber Stamp Set



This set has a few different elements that can be used in a variety of ways: 

- Use the large handwriting stamp as a background, or press into some thick embossing powder or texture paste to create raised texture. 
- Stamp the pen and postmarks inside journals, planners and notebooks to add a vintage touch! 
- Create a border by stamping the pen repeatedly in different heights.
- Stamp onto envelopes and make your own mail art
- Curl the handwriting background so you only stamp a small section if you just want to add small details to your backgrounds or projects 

These are just a couple of ideas to get you started! Here's a card using all of the stamps in the set together: 


Instructions: 
1. Stamp the large handwriting stamp onto light kraft cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink pad. Stamp the postmarks over the top using Archival Red Geranium ink pad. 
2. Sponge around the edges of the card stock with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere panel to folded black card. 
3. Stamp the calligraphy pen 3 times onto light kraft card stock. Trim around each pen and edge with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere to card as shown. Trim off any overhanging bits at the bottom. 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Handwriting Rubber Stamp Set
Archival Ink Pads: Jet Black, Red Geranium 
Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Cardstock: Black, kraft

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Rachel

Tea Stained Grevilleas Card Set

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a sweet card set featuring the fabulous new Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set. These stamps are so gorgeous and absolutely perfect for cards, tags, atcs, art journal pages as well as layout backgrounds. I have created three cards in this set featuring stamping on tea stained sticky back canvas.



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock measuring 12.5cm x 18cm. Fold in half to create the card base.
2. Cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 8.5cm x 12cm.
3. Cut a piece of sticky back canvas measuring 8cm x 11.5cm. Make up a strong brew of tea. I used 3 tea bags in about 1½ to 2 cups of boiling water. Let it sit until cold. Dip the sticky back canvas in and remove. Repeat until you are happy with the depth of colour. Set aside to dry completely.
4. Apply a grevillea and leaves from the Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set onto the sticky back canvas using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Allow the ink to dry. Place the Sunshine Small Stencil on the piece and use an ink blending tool to apply Antique Linen ink to create a sun on the canvas. 
5. Use a black journaling pen (be careful to choose one that won’t bleed into the canvas) to draw a freehand border around the edge of the canvas. Stick down on the white cardstock piece from Step 2.
6. Stamp the sentiments on smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Cut out and add to the card front. Tie a bow using a piece of natural jute. Add this piece to the card base using 3D foam for extra dimension.



Here are two more cards I created in the same style:





Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Birthday Word Block Stamp
Archival Ink Jet Black
Distress Ink Antique Linen

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own projects using this fabulous stamp set. Don’t forget to share your beautiful creations in the Darkroom Door Inspiration Group on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Stuffed Garden Birds

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 11, 2018
Hi, it's Godelieve Tijskens here today with another project using the Garden Birds Rubber Stamp Set. This time I have created some stuffed birds that you could use as an ornament to hang in your home or even on a Christmas tree. 



To create these cute stuffed birds I recycled a piece of brown packaging paper. Here they are sitting together on a branch.


I applied gesso here and there to the packaging paper using a plastic card. I Sponged Archival Ink Aquamarine through the small Circles stencil. The birds were stamped with black Archival ink.


I machine stitched two layers together, leaving a small opening to stuff the birds with fiberfill. I closed the opening and cut the birds out.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Stamp Set: Garden Birds
Darkroom Door Small Stencil: Circles
Gesso
Archival Inkpads: Jet Black, Aquamarine
Fiberfill
Sewing Machine

They are so fun to make! Thanks again for stopping by.

Godelieve

Grevilleas Card Set

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here with you today to share a sweet card set featuring the fabulous new Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set. These stamps are so gorgeous and absolutely perfect for cards, tags, atcs, art journal pages as well as layout backgrounds. 

I have created two cards in this set and because I love fussy cutting, each stamped image has been intricately cut out to create the most beautiful embellishments for my cards.



Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock measuring 10.5cm x 28cm. Fold in half to create the card base.
2. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock measuring 10cm x 13.5cm. Apply the Torn Text Background Stamp using Tree Branch Archival Ink to this piece. Use an ink blending tool to apply Antique Linen Distress Ink to the surface and the edges. Stick down on the card base.
3. On a separate piece of smooth white cardstock, apply the grevillea flower stamps using Red Geranium Archival Ink for the flower part and Leaf Green Archival Ink for the stems. Allow the ink to dry before fussy cutting. Also stamp some leaves using the Leaf Green ink and fussy cut them too. Add all images to the card front using 3D foam under the flowers.


4. Press a Candied Apple Distress Ink pad onto an acrylic block. Use a soft wet paintbrush to pick up the colour and flick over the card front. Repeat using Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
5. Stamp the ‘Love’ circle from the Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set onto the extra smooth white cardstock using the Tree Branch ink. Punch out using a circle punch. Punch out a slightly larger kraft circle also. Layer the ‘Love’ circle on the kraft one using 3D foam. Add 3D foam to the back of the kraft circle and add to the card. Glue a twine circle around this piece.
6. Stamp some stars from the Stars Rubber Stamp Set on the extra cardstock using the Red Geranium ink. Fussy cut and add to the card front along with some gold sequins.

Here’s another card I created in the same style:




Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stars Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
Archival Ink: Leaf Green, Red Geranium, Tree Branch
Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Candied Apple, Peeled Paint

I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own projects using this fabulous stamp set. Don’t forget to share your beautiful creations in the Darkroom Door Inspiration Group on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Garden Birds Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 04, 2018
Hi, it's Godelieve Tijskens here today to share more cards using the Garden Birds stamp sets! 



Instructions:
I made a square card, size is 15 cm x 15 cm. I started with a thin coat of gesso, let it dry. The bird was stamped with black Archival ink. I used Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks to watercolor the bird, and to add a bit of color to the background. 


I masked the bird, and added more color to the background, using the large Circles stencil to sponge with Archival inks. I also stamped the new Swirls texture stamp with these Archival inks. The poppy stems and sentiment were stamped in black. I removed the mask, added shadow below the bird and stems using a brown Scribble Stick. I distressed the edges of the panel with a paper distresser and adhered the piece to a white folded card.

Supplies I used:
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Garden Birds, Poppies, Simple Sayings Vol 2
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Swirls
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Circles
Gesso
Archival Inkpads: Jet Black, Leaf Green, Aquamarine
Tonic Paper Distresser 


This next project is a quick and easy card. I chose a gel print from my stash. To create this print I had used the Tribal Background Stamp and the large Circles stencil.
I stamped the birds onto the gel print using black Archival Ink, and once again onto white cardstock to cut out. I glued the white birds onto the gel print.


To stamp the sentiment I used the Alphabet Medley set, mixing the large and small letters.
I also stamped the Swirls texture stamp with black Archival ink, holding the stamp in my hand without a stamping block. So I was able to use small parts of the stamp.
A black Micron pen and a white gel pen were used to draw a frame.

Supplies I used:
Darkroom Door Stamp Sets: Garden Birds, Alphabet Medley
Darkroom Door Texture Stamp: Swirls
Darkroom Door Background Stamp: Tribal
Darkroom Door Large Stencil: Circles
Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Black Micron Pen
White Signo Gel Pen

Thank you all for visiting Darkroom Door blog today!

Grevilleas Art Journal Page

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Hello Darkroom Door fans! Belinda Spencer here with you today to share an art journal spread featuring the fabulous new Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set. These stamps are so gorgeous and absolutely perfect for cards, tags, atcs, art journal pages as well as layout backgrounds. I have created this project in the Dina Wakley 8x10 Media Journal using the watercolour paper in the journal.


Instructions:
1. Apply a thin coat of white gesso to the watercolour pages in the journal. Allow to dry. Dilute some Dylusions paint in Fresh Lime and Vibrant Turquoise with water in a palette. Spritz the art journal pages with water and apply the diluted paint using a soft wet paintbrush. Allow to dry.

2. Remove one of the watercolour pages from elsewhere in the journal and cut 4 joined tags from it using actual tags as a template. Apply the same diluted paint to the watercolour tags as per the background and allow to dry. Place the tags on the background (but do NOT stick down yet) and flick the diluted paint over the surfaces. Allow the droplets to dry or speed things up with a heat gun. Stamp the tag piece with various stamps from the Grevilleas Stamp Set using Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink. Allow to dry.

3. Apply Hero Arts Neon Ombre Ink in Chartreuse to Blue (or use a combination of Leaf Green and Paradise Teal Archival Inks) to the script stamp from the Correspondence Stamp Set. Stamp on the background. Repeat several times across the background.

4. Apply white gesso with a latex make-up wedge randomly over the Large Stencil – Circles on the background. Repeat until you have enough to be visible and form a frame around the tags that will be stuck down in the middle of the spread. Allow the gesso to dry. Use a black journaling pen followed by a white paint pen to scribble messy circles around the stencil. The looser you keep your hand the better with this technique so the shakier the better. Try not to let your hand tense up while scribbling.


5. Add some stamping to your pages using some butterflies from the Butterflies Stamp Set as well as the Butterfly Eclectic Stamp and the Jet Black ink. Add some journaling using a black journaling pen. My journaling includes the names of some of the various grevilleas we grow here at home to give my pages a personal touch.


6. Add some twine to the top of the tags and ink the edges with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Glue the tags into the art journal spread. Stamp the title using the Alphabet Medley Stamp Set onto the watercolour paper off-cuts. Cut out each letter and ink with Twisted Citron Distress Ink. Add to the page and draw around the letters using the black journaling pen.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Correspondence Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Archival Ink Jet Black
Dylusions Paint: Fresh Lime, Vibrant Turquoise
Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
Gesso
Sharpie White Paint Pen
Black journaling pen


I hope you are feeling inspired to create your own art journal pages using this fabulous stamp set! Don’t forget to share your beautiful creations in the Darkroom Door Inspiration Group on Facebook

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Belinda

Watercolour Grevilleas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Hi there! It's Rachel Greig here with you today to share a fun watercolour card using the Grevilleas Stamp Set. I really enjoyed designing this set and finding just the right grevillea plants to photograph to turn them into stamps. I've included 4 different Grevilleas at different stages of their maturity, so you have lots of options of combining them together in your projects! 

I thought it would be fun to create a watercolour card using the new Make Art Blendable Ink Pads by Wendy Vecchi. 



Instructions: 
1. Choose the largest grevillea stamp from the set and ink up with Poppy and Red Geranium Blendable Ink pads. Spritz the stamp with water and stamp onto white watercolour card stock. Allow to dry. 
2. Stamp two of the other grevillea stamps either side, using only Sunflower and Poppy Blendable inks, spritz with water before stamping onto the cardstock. Allow to dry. 
3. Stamp up the smaller leaf onto light cream card stock with Fern Green Archival Ink. Fussy cut around the leaves and adhere the end to the base of the grevillea flowers. 


4. Stamp the sentiment from the Thank You Sentiment Stamps onto white watercolour cardstock and die cut with a small tag die. Put some green and orange ribbons through the end and tie in a bow. Adhere tag over the leaves with foam adhesive. 
5. Adhere entire panel to a folded green card to finish! 


Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Grevilleas Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiment Stamps
Blendable Ink Pads: Poppy, Sunflower, Red Geranium 
Archival Ink Pad: Fern Leaf, Jet Black 
Watercolour Card Stock 
Water Spritzer Bottle 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Rachel