Tool Shed Rubber Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, July 30, 2015
Hi there! Today we are sharing projects created with the new Tool Shed Rubber Stamp Set! This set has some quirky sentiments and a bunch of different tools, perfect for creating cards for builders, mechanics, tradies, and your household handy person! 

Belinda Spencer has re-created the look of a real tool shed by using the Corrugated Background Stamp for the background of her card: 


Instructions:
1. Apply the Corrugated Iron Background Stamp twice onto smooth white cardstock using Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink. Lightly swipe Brushed Pewter Tim Holtz Distress Stain over the top. Dry with a heat gun.
2. Crop the two background pieces into panels to fit the card base. Ink around the edges of each piece using Hickory Smoke Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Add some rust in patches using Rusty Hinge Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
3. Add all panels to the card base. Flick with water as well as black and orange mists. Dry with a heat gun. Stamp the square nut from the Tool Shed set in the corners of some pieces using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink.
4. Swipe the Brushed Pewter Distress Stain over a scrap of smooth white cardstock. Dry with a heat gun. Apply three tool stamps over the top using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Apply the Hickory Smoke and Rusty Hinge inks to the tools as per the iron panels. Cut out the tools.
5. Stamp the handle of the saw again onto kraft cardstock with the Jet Black ink. Cut out the handle and layer on top of the other piece. Ink with the Hickory Smoke ink.
6. Add three Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners to the card front. Add 3D foam to the back of the tools and hang them from the hitch fasteners.
7. Stamp a quote on kraft cardstock and add to the card with 3D foam.


For a quick card, Rachel Greig has used the tools in a row:


Instructions:
1. On the stamp set, there's a line of tools in a row. You can cut these out separately, or keep them together as one stamp. I've kept mine together so it's easy to create quick cards as the tools remain lined up perfectly. I can always cut them out later, or mask off the tools separately when stamping if I only need one tool. 
2. Stamp the tools and sentiment onto light blue cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink pad. Mount onto black cardstock. Adhere to folded blue card using 3D Foam adhesive. 

Suzz Czosek has created a rusty look to her tools for this card: 


Instructions:
Stamp Woodgrain Background Stamp using brown ink on white cardstock. Distress edges of woodgrain panel using a paper distresser. Sponge with brown dye ink. Stamp Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp over woodgrain background using brown ink. Stamp tools using Ranger Watering Can Archival Ink and heat emboss using silver embossing powder. Cut out images and sponge with brown dye ink. Repeat with nuts and bolts images. Layer tools over background. Attach some twine using staples.

Susie Campbell has created a great wall hanging that can be put up in the tool shed!


Susie has also created a  matching card: 


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Tool Shed Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Corrugated Iron Background Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can
Distress Ink: Hickory Smoke, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain
Distress Stain Brushed Pewter
Ranger Embossing Powder: Silver
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Hitch Fasteners

Thanks for stopping by!

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!

Coffee Time Rubber Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 27, 2015
Hi there! Today we are taking time to smell the coffee with lots of stunning projects using the Coffee Time Rubber Stamp Set

Susie Campbell has used rich colours to create this card:


Instructions:
Create a background on white cardstock using the hearts and cross stitch borders from Stitched Border stamp set, along with the coffee cup, coffee stain and coffee beans.  Swipe edges with beige and dark brown inks. Stamp the take away coffee cups twice and colour with water colour pencils and a water brush. When dry, trim to size. Stamp the coffee bean border stamp a few times and fussy cut around the borders. Stamp the sentiment, 'Take time to smell the coffee' onto a separate panel and swipe edges with beige and dark brown ink. Affix the sentiment, take away cups and coffee beans to the background panel and layer onto fabric. Mount onto dark red card and embellish a take away cup with dark red heart. 

Susie has created a tag, perfect for adding to wrapped gifts! 


Instructions:
Create a background on a shipping tag using the coffee beans stamps along with the word stamp, 'Spill the beans!'. Swipe the edges of the tag with beige ink. Stamp the coffee cup onto patterned paper and trim around the image. Layer this onto tag along with a small paper doily. Choose an image from Sweet Treats montage, trim it and affix it to a small tag that has been coloured with ink. Add this to the tag. Embellish with ribbon, lace and a few scattered dark brown coffee beans. 

Connie Mercer has created two fun cards to share:


Instructions:
Stamp travel coffee mug on Kraft cardstock. Cut out. Stamp sentiment and cut out. Stamp coffee beans on cardstock mat. Stamp stitched border down all sides of mat. Create card. Add corners and small ink splats. Girl image is from Graphic 45 paper.


Instructions:
Stamp  Gazette Background on white cardstock.  Trim out.  Stamp two coffee cups on white cardstock and cut them out.  Cut out the centre part of the coffee cup and use it as a mask, while stamping the Flourish Texture stamp over the cup.  Use a Stamp Marker pen and color in the flower and stem. Stamp on white cardstock and cut out. Stamp sentiment.  Create card.  Add Coffee Stain Eclectis stamp.  

Next we have some fabulous cards by Anneke De Clerck:


Instructions:
Apply pink, orange, magenta, titanium buff and white paint to a card base with a key card/plastic card. Create squares by sponging through the 'Mini Mosaic Squares' stencil with white paint. Add numbers with StazOn Ink 'Cherry Pink' and the 'Schoolhouse' stencil. Paint a scrap of paper with white paint and stamp the coffee cup on top with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'. Cut out and adhere to the bottom of the card. Outline the squares with a black fineliner and stamp the text in the right upper corner.
 

Instructions:
Apply pink, orange, titanium buff and white paint to the background with a key card/plastic card. Overstamp randomly with white coffee stains. Paint three scraps of paper: one with pink, one with orange and one with magenta paint. Use a nearly dry brush and don't clean the brush in between for a shabby look. Stamp the coffee cups on top. Cut out a pink saucer and an orange and magenta cup. Use an exacto knife to cut out 'the coffee' from the lower cup, in order to pile the cups. Arrange/layer saucer and cups to the card. Glue down and use foam tape to adhere the upper cup. Stamp the text to the bottom of the card with Archival Ink 'Jet Black'. Draw dashes with a fineliner. Add a Tim Holtz Sculpture Flower to finish off.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Coffee Time Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Brushed Daisies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gazette Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Flourish Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Coffee Stain Eclectic Stamp
Aquash brush
Black Fude Ball pen
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Staz On Ink: Cherry Pink
Watercolour Pencils
Paper: Graphic 45
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Schoolhouse
The Crafters Workshop Stencil: Mini Mosaic Squares
Royal Talens Amsterdam Acrylics: Pink, Orange, Titanium White, Titanium Buff
Golden Acrylics: Fluorescent Magenta

So... after seeing all of these wonderful projects, I think it's now... coffee time! 

Thanks for stopping by 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! 

Embossed Happy Birthday Card

Darkroom Door - Saturday, July 25, 2015
Hello there, Joy here today bringing you another card creation, this time using two lovely Background Stamps which happen to be from the latest collection, Clocks and Herringbone.


I chose to add only parts of the background stamps on my card, the background feature was the Herringbone, that I embossed on white card stock with white embossing powder, then adding some soft blending with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, splashing this surface with some water droplets.

Setting that aside to work on the rest of the card, I then took some vellum and stamped out the Clock background stamp with Versamark ink, also embossing this with white embossing powder, die cutting a circle feature and setting aside..

To add more colour to the card, I took out the Butterflies stamp set, stamped out a butterfly also with Versamark Ink and embossing with white embossing powder onto water colour paper, colouring the butterfly with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, cutting out with a pair of scissors..

Time to assemble the card, adding teeny tiny pieces of foam mounting tape to the vellum, making sure to add to the under side where the embossing lied as so it would not be seen from the front, the circle was mounted so that some of the vellum hung off the side of the card stock.

Stamping out a sentiment from the Happy Birthday stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and trimming one end into a flag, adding this to the card along with the butterfly and finishing off the card with a scattering of sequins completed a cheerful birthday card.


Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Herringbone Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Clocks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Ink: Pumice Stone
White Embossing Powder
Vellum
Versamark Ink Pad
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Zig Markers
Sequins

I hope that you enjoyed seeing this creation today and that it inspires you to use your background stamps in different ways.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Dream Catchers Rubber Stamp Set Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 24, 2015
Hi there! We have four great projects to share with you today using the Dream Catchers Rubber Stamp Set

First card was created by Rachel Greig:


Instructions:
Stamp Dream Catcher and sentiment onto lilac cardstock using Pearlescent Purple Brilliance ink pad. Distress edges with paper distresser. Adhere to purple cardstock and distress edges with paper distresser. Adhere sentiment to bottom of dream catcher. Adhere entire stamped panel to folded dark purple card. Add small drops of Frosted Lace Stickles to stamped dream catcher to make it look like it has some beads, and allow to dry. 

Robyn Wood has created two fabulous cards to share with us: 


Instructions:
Stamp a Dream Catcher image onto pale blue cardstock using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Over-stamp the image with a feather from the Feathers set using Versamark clear ink. Brush lightly with Pearl Ex to reveal the image of the feather. Remove any excess Pearl Ex using the brush or a tissue. Heat the image to remelt the clear embossing powder which will incorporate any powder sitting on top of the embossed areas and give an extra shimmer to parts of the image. Stamp wording from the set using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Trim out the phrase and attach to over the dream catcher. Assemble card using a black layer and brads.


Instructions:
Stamp Dream Catcher image onto white cardstock using Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.  Layer with light teal cardstock and attach to dark teal card front. Glue a few seed beads over the Dream Catcher to give a scattered bead effect. Stamp wording onto white cardstock using Graphite Black Brilliance ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Layer with dark teal cardstock and attach to card front with foam tape.

Belinda Spencer has created this beautiful card:


Instructions:
1. Spritz some water onto a piece of watercolour paper cut to size. I used the reverse side of the watercolour paper as it is smoother than the front.
2. Spray on some Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Ink Spray. Spray on a little more water. Blot with a paper towel. Flick a little more water over the top using your fingertips. Dry with a heat gun.
3. Apply the Dream Catcher stamp using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Dry with a heat gun.
4. Using Peacock Feathers Tim Holtz Distress Ink, apply a paint splat from the Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set multiple times around the feathers of the dream catcher.
5. Distress the edges of this piece and ink with Peacock Feathers. Stick onto a piece of kraft cardstock and distress the edges again.
6. Cut a piece of blue cardstock and apply the Splatter Background Stamp over the top using the Jet Black ink. Distress the edges. Ink with Peacock Feathers and stick down on a kraft cardstock base. Layer the other pieces on top.
7. Stamp three feathers from the Feathers Rubber Stamp Set onto Ranger Shrink Plastic using Jet Black Staz On ink. Allow to dry completely. Cut out the feathers and apply heat with a heat gun until they have shrunk. Take care not to let them curl up too much as they shrink.
8. Glue onto the card and add a metal charm on top.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Dream Catchers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Feathers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Paint Splats Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Splatter Background Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray: Vibrant Turquoise
Ranger Shrink Plastic
Ranger Watercolour Paper
Ranger Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon
Ranger Stickles: Frosted Lace 
Tonic Paper Distresser
Brilliance Ink: Pearlescent Purple, Graphite Black
Versamark clear ink
Clear embossing powder
Pearl Ex – Antique Copper
 
Have a great day!

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! 

Stitched Threads Frame Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, July 10, 2015
Contributing artists Teresa Abajo, Suzz Czosek, Anneke De Clerck and Belinda Spencer have all created amazing projects to share with you today using the Stitched Threads Frame Stamp! It's easy to see how versatile this stamp is when you see how each artist has used it. Let's take a look at the cards. 

Teresa has created a bright birthday card: 


Create a background by scraping Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints over a scrap of cardstock. Using black ink, stamp the Stitched Threads Frame Stamp, then the number '10'  using numbers from the Big Numbers set. Stamp the sentiment using a stamp from the Happy Birthday Stamp Set.

Suzz has combined the Stitched Threads Frame with Dashing Gents Rubber Stamps and Texture Stamps:  


The background was stamped a few times using the Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp in Ranger Archival Ink Blue Cornflower. Stamp the stripes vertically. Re-ink the stamp and stamp horizontally. This creates a  plaid pattern. Position and repeat to be visible after placing frame and image.
 
Stamp the handsome gent from the Dashing Gents using Ranger Archival Black ink.  Cut the image and highlight with a touch of blue.  Stamp the Stitched Threads using Ranger Archival Black Ink. Cut frame of stamped image out. Distress inside and out of the frame. 
 
Apply tissue tape in background. Splatter blue ink across surface of card. Stamp numbers from Home Sweet Home Stamp set in top right using black ink. Pop dot gentleman image and place on background. Pop dot frame and place over gent. String twine in and around images. Stamp sentiment from New York Volume 2 stamp set and place along side of frame.

Anneke has created two striking cards using the Stitched Threads Frame: 


Stamp the Stitched Threads Frame Stamp with Archival Ink Jet Black. Use a large acrylic block with grid pattern or a stamp positioner to position/centre the frame on the card. Stamp the flowers from Whimsical Words set, heart from the Hearts set and word from Simple Sayings set with the same ink. Color with acrylic markers. Add accents with a white Sharpie. 


Stamp the Stitched Threads Frame Stamp with Archival Ink Jet Black. Stamp a banner (Carved Caravans set) in the right upper corner with pink and orange paint. Die cut letters from painted paper and attach to the card. Stamp the word 'Birthday' from Happy Birthday stamp set. Add penwork with a black fineliner.

Belinda has created a unique Christmas card by combining the Stitched Frame stamp with the Stitched Christmas stamp set: 


INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Apply the Stitched Threads Frame Stamp onto smooth white cardstock using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Cut the cardstock to size, distress and ink the edges with Black Soot Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Using the Jet Black Ink, stamp two Christmas trees from the Stitched Christmas Stamp Set onto this piece. Also add three stars.
2. Apply the Peeled Paint Background Stamp onto another piece of cardstock cut to size. Distress the edges and ink with Black Soot. Layer the frame piece on top of this one. Spray with some water and then add a couple of sprays of Cut Grass Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray. Flick some more water over the top, blot with paper towel and then dry with a heat gun.
3. Stamp another Christmas tree onto a scrap of white cardstock. Spray with water and a little of the Cut Grass Ink Spray. Dry with a heat gun, cut out and add to the frame with 3D foam. Flick a little black paint over the top of the card.
4. Stamp a sentiment onto white cardstock. Cut out, distress the edges and ink with Mowed Lawnd Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Add to the card front with 3D foam. Add the whole card front to a black cardstock base. 

Lastly, here's a general every day card by Belinda using the Stitched Frame Stamp with the Feathers stamp set:


Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Caravans Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stitched Christmas Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Feathers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Dashing Gents Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Big Numbers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Home Sweet Home Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door New York Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Peeled Paint Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Cornflower
Dylusions Ink Spray Cut Grass
Distress Ink: Black Soot, Mowed Lawn, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass
Distress Spray Stain Tumbled Glass
Dina Wakley Media Paints
Stamp positioner tool
Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Die 'Block Talk Alphabet'

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Shipping Tags Frame Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Hi Stampers! Today we have two cards to share with you using the Shipping Tags Frame Stamp! Connie Mercer and Teresa Abajo have created cards showing how the tags can be layered and combined with other stamps. The Shipping Tags would also be great for stamping onto envelopes to create your own address label! 

Let's take a look at Connie's card: 


Stamp Shipping Tags Frame Stamp on manilla cardstock. Using a stamp positioner, stamp the windmill inside the Shipping Tags. The Shipping Tags were then cut out and adhered to pattern paper. Shade the Shipping Tags and adhere to a manilla card base, stamped with the Brushed Stars Background Stamp. Shade and embellish to finish! 

Here is Teresa's card:


Stamp the Shipping Tags Frame Stamp onto cream card. Stamp the French Script Texture Stamp inside the tags. Add some spatters of Tumbled Glass Distress Spray Stain. Stamp a butterfly from the Wings set and colour with Distress Markers. Attach to card over a twine wreath. Stamp 'Enjoy nature' from the Gum Trees Stamp Set. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Shipping Tags Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Brushed Stars Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Country Windmill Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wings Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gum Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Distress Markers
Twine

We'd love to hear how you'd use this stamp! 

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