Live Laugh Love Card

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I'm catching a plane to Amsterdam today... and really looking forward to teaching at the Art Journey retreat this weekend!!! Hopefully I'm not too jet-lagged! I checked out the weather forecast, looks like there's a pretty high chance of snow on the day I arrive. Would be nice to have a little snow falling around! I love snow, not so fond of rain when I'm trying to take pictures, so I'll take the snow! I'll hopefully be updating my RGP Blog during my travels, so if you want to see pictures from the trip, jump over to the RGP blog to see what I'm up to!

In the meantime, here's a card from Michelle. I was lucky enough to receive this for my birthday a few days ago!! Thanks Michelle!!


Darkroom Door Supplies:
Wordstrips Prague Vol 1
Background Stamp (Star)
Pearlescent Paper (Pink Gerberas 12up)

Other supplies:
Cardstock (pink, white, musk)
Personal Stamp Exchange (Fushsia) Ink pad


  • Stamp Star background on musk and white cardstock using Fushsia inkpad
  • Cut two strips of white card and create a scallop edge
  • Mount Pink Gerbra square on pink and musk card
  • Build layers of card as shown
  • Mat Wordstrips on musk and white cardstock, adhere with 3d tape
  • Finish with ribbon


While I'm away there'll still be lots of projects from the Creative Team uploaded to the blog here... so be sure to check back every day! It's been a big creative month for the ladies!!! They're creating up a storm :)

Plaid Photobooth Card

Darkroom Door - Monday, February 08, 2010

I don't know what's more exciting for today.... this card or that it's my birthday!!! haha.. I know the answer.... Jill's card! Check it out:


Darkroom Door Supplies:
Plaid Background Stamp
Ladies Photobooth
Prague Vol 2 Wordstrips

Notes from Jill:
Using the Plaid background stamp, I have stamped it toughly onto kraft cardstock and heat embossed it it gold.  I love the gold and kraft together and think it looks fabulous with the grungy sepia tone photobooth images.  A little bit of vintage papers, a grunged up photobooth image, a spot of glitter and you're done!


Isn't it gorgeous!! Thanks Jill!

Venetian Gondolas Cards

Darkroom Door - Saturday, February 06, 2010

Creative Team members Godelieve and Michelle have created two different cards using the Venetian Gondolas Photo Stamp... check them out:

Here's Godelieve's card:


Darkroom Door Supplies:
Venetian Gondolas Photo Stamp
Venetian Wordstrip
Venetian Vol 1 & Ornate Elements Rubber Stamps (for the envelope)

Notes from Godelieve:

I stamped the photo stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
The stamped image and wordstrip are colored with Ranger Distress Inks
A small piece of cardstock, embossed in the Cuttlebug is used at the right hand side.

I decorated the envelope with a stamped border from the Ornate Elements set and the gondola from the Venetian Vol 1 stamp set.



Great card Godelieve! Love the embossing and coloring of the image and Wordstrip!!

Here's Michelle's card:


Darkroom Door Supplies:
Star Background Stamp
Venetian Gondolas Photo Stamp
Wordstrips Prague Vol 2
Distress Ink: Faded Jeans
Marvy Le Plume Pen: Salvia Blue

Other supplies:
Cardstock (blue, white, gloss white)
Baby Wipe or Tissues


  • Stamp Venetian Gondolas on gloss cardstock with Versamark ink.
  • Colour over whole surface with Marvy Le Plume pen. Allow to dry.
  • Wipe over surface with baby wipe or tissue. Colour over water and sky again to intensify these areas. Wipe again.
  • Stamp Star Background with Faded Jeans on Blue cardstock. Mat on white and blue cardstock.
  • Adhere Venetian Gondolas onto card and embellish with ribbons and Wordstrip.

Michelle also wanted to mention that she's not sure how the Marvy Pens would react long term from being in contact with baby wipes. An alternative resist method would be to use an inkpad and brayer over the Versamark ink with a water-based inkpad (such as Distress Ink, Adirondack etc)


Such different looks from the same stamp! Thanks so much for sharing these cards - aren't they gorgeous!

Roses Card

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Today we are sharing a card created by Godelieve using the Full Bloom Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set.




The subtle Plaid Background, with the Blue/Beige hues of the Roses... just stunning!


Darkroom Door Supplies:
Plaid Background
Full Bloom Vol 1 Stamps
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser


  • The plaid background was stamped with Colorbox pigment ink.
  • I stamped the roses on top of the background with Memories Black, and colored them with pencils, using the same colors as the cardstock.
  • I used Tim Holtz paper distresser on the edges
  • Card was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
  • A blue strip is glued on the bottom part of the card, I stamped Happy Birthday from Full Bloom Vol 2.
  • Tied ribbon around the card.


Have a creative day! 

Full Bloom Plaid Flower Card

Darkroom Door - Monday, January 25, 2010

What a gorgeous combination Michelle has used to create this card:


Darkroom Door Supplies:
Plaid Background Stamp
Full Bloom Quartet Vol 2 Paper
Full Bloom Montage
Full Bloom Wordstrips
Distress Inkpad - Dusty Concord

Other supplies:
White, Green & Purple cardstock
White ribbon



  • Stamp Plaid Background Stamp on patterned paper
  • Adhere ribbon, distress edges with ink and mount on purple cardstock, then mount on white cardstock
  • Adhere to green card
  • Mount Montage on cardstock in order of purple, white, green purple then adhere to card
  • Mount greeting on cardstock in order of purple, white, green, purple and adhere under Montage

Isn't it gorgeous! Thanks for sharing Michelle!!

Country Cottage Card & ATC's

Darkroom Door - Saturday, January 23, 2010

Godelieve has created some fab projects using the Country Cottage Photo Stamp and Plaid Background Stamp together! Here's a card:


Darkroom Door Supplies:
Country Cottage Photo Stamp
Plaid Background Stamp
Wilderness Wordstrips
Distress Ink Frayed Burlap (on the wordstrips)

Other supplies:
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink - Creamy Brown
Glossy photo paper
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Linen thread and button

And here is a set of ATC's using the same stamps, but different technique:


Darkroom Door Supplies:
Country Cottage Photo Stamp
Plaid Background Stamp
Wilderness Wordstrips
Distress Ink Frayed Burlap (on the wordstrips and edges)

Other supplies:
Talens Ecoline & Perfect Pearls background
Memories Black Inkpad (for Country Cottage stamp)
Colorbox Fluid Chalk - Chestnut Roan (Plaid stamp)
Colored pencils
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
QuicKutz photo corner
Making Memories mini brads

It's great to see the same stamps used in different ways! Thanks for sharing Godelieve!!

Photobooth Timeless Love Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, January 22, 2010

This card created by Melissa Phillips is SO gorgeous! Imagine making one of these for Valentine's Day! (and remember that Photobooth is on sale right now until the end of Jan 2010!)

Darkroom Door Supplies
Ladies Photobooth 
Gentlemen Photobooth 
Dots Background Stamp 
All Occasions Rubber Stamps 
Prague Vol 1 Wordstrip 
Antique Linen Distress Ink 

Other supplies:
Vintage book print, cream patterned paper, cream cardstock, twine, buttons, trim, mica flakes, chipboard heart, acrylic paint, brown ink, red ink, trinket pin



  1. Create card base from cream cardstock.  Ink edges to distress.
  2. Stamp Dot Background stamp on cream patterned paper using red ink, trim to fit front of card, ink edges, and adhere.
  3. Cut book print paper to fit front of card, ink edges, and adhere.
  4. Distress edges of Photobooth images using sandpaper, stick trinket pin through upper area of Gentlemen Photobooth card, adhere both images overlapping slightly, with the Ladies Photobooth image adhered using dimensional adhesive.
  5. Paint a small chipboard heart with cream acrylic paint, sand edges to distress, stamp with Dots Background stamp, ink edges to distress, coat with mica flakes, and adhere to the center of Photobooth images.
  6. Cut “timeless” from wordstrip, ink to distress, and adhere to upper left corner of Ladies Photobooth image.
  7. Adhere a strip of cream trim along seam of book print and stamped paper.
  8. Thread a few buttons with twine and adhere along top edge of cream trim.
  9. Stamp “love” on cream cardstock, punch out to form a tag, ink to distress, and adhere under one of the buttons.

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us Melissa!

Live Laugh Love Artist Trading Card

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gorgeous Artist Trading Card created by Michelle Loffler

Darkroom Door Supplies:
Plaid Background Stamp
Prague Vol 2 Wordstrips
Ladies Photobooth (on special this month! 50% OFF until 31st Jan 2010!!)
Marvy Le Plume II Marker: Laurel Green

Other supplies:
Ribbons, flowers, brads, circle handpunch, corner punch
Patterned paper (scraps) and pale green cardstock


  • Round corners of ATC with corner punch
  • Cut strips of green cardstock
  • Stamp Plaid Background Stamp on pale green patterned paper
  • Drag pen along edges of all paper and cardstock
  • Adhere Ladies photobooth, ribbons and embellishments
Love it! Thanks for sharing Michelle!

Plaid Heart Card

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, January 19, 2010

With Valentine's Day just around the corner... Godelieve has shown us a great way to use the Background stamps to create gorgeous Valentine wishes!!


Darkroom Door Supplies:
Plaid Background Stamp
Full Bloom Vol 1 Stamps (Rose)
Full Bloom Vol 2 Stamps (Hugs & Kisses)

Notes from Godelieve:

- I stamped the plaid background with Colorbox Fluid Chalk #Warm Red, and cut a heart shape. 
- The Rose from Full Bloom Vol 1 was stamped and heat embossed.  I colored it with twinkling H2Os
- Hugs & Kisses was created using the tiny words from Full Bloom Vol 2 stamp set


Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us Godelieve!

Far & Away Wilderness Card

Darkroom Door - Friday, January 15, 2010

Godelieve has created this fab card with the following supplies:

Darkroom Door Plaid Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Wilderness Photochips
Darkroom Door Wilderness Wordstrips
Marvy Le Plume II Pens - Laurel Green & Burnt Umber

Here's some instructions from Godelieve:

- I inked up the Plaid background stamp with Marvy LePlume Pens Laurel Green and Burnt Umber
- Wilderness Photo was machine stitched on green cardstock.
- Words and ribbon were attached with another row of stitches.


A great way to use the Marvy Pens! Remember we have 25% off all Marvy Pens until the end of January 2010!