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

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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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Postage Stamp Frame Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Hi there! Today we are sharing some great ideas on how you can use the Postage Frame Stamp

Connie Mercer has used a masking technique to add the Fallen Leaves into the centre of the frame:


Stamp on white cardstock using the Postage Stamp Frame Stamp.  Select the ink color of your choice (I used a light blue). Make a mask for the Postage Stamp Frame (stamp the Postage Stamp a second time and cut out the middle). Place the mask over the first Postage Stamp print and stamp the Fallen Leaves Background in the centre of the Postage Stamp Frame.  Stamp out the leaves, Robin bird, sentiment and cut them out. Stamp Script on Post card. Stamp Special Delivery on Postage Stamp Frame. Adhere to front of card. Adhere leaves, sentiment and bird.

The Postage Stamp Frame Stamp also fits perfectly around the Photo Stamps, as you can see here in this card by Robyn Wood:


Stamp Postage Frame directly onto card front using Brilliance Black ink and emboss with clear powder. Place the stamp at an angle with the top left hand corner leaning to the left slightly. Stamp Star Flowers Photo stamp onto gloss cardstock using Archival Jet Black.  Colour the flowers using markers. I used Tombow pens in green, pink and lilac. Give the background some colour by sponging with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Trim the flower image to 6.5 cm x 10.2 cm and mount onto pink cardstock leaving a thin margin. Then mount over the frame image. For something different I used foam tape between the flower collage and pink layer to give some height and then double sided tape between the pink cardstock and card front. Trim some wording from Bright Blossoms Wordstrips and add to the left hand side of the flowers. Add a snippet of ribbon and a button to the lower, right hand side for balance.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Postage Stamp Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Star Flowers Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simple Saying Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Robin Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Fallen Leaves Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Wordstrips 
Distress Ink: Antique Linen
Clear embossing powder
Tsukineko Brilliance Ink: Graphite Black
Tombow markers: pink, green, lilac

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Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, July 06, 2015
Hello! Today we are sharing 4 fabulous cards using the Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp! The first two cards were created by Teresa Abajo: 


Stamp the Ornate Frame in grey ink, then cut out the centre. Adhere an image from the Sweet Treats Vol 1 Filmstrip and a word from the Sweet Treats Wordstrip. Apply Liquid Pearls to cupcake. 


Stamp the Ornate Frame in grey ink, then cut out the centre. Mask off the frame shape and stamp over the top with Scratches Background. Adhere this piece over a Prague Photochip image, then onto a piece of grey card that has been stamped with Brick Wall Background. Add a word from the Prague Wordstrip. 

Belinda shows how the Ornate Mirror looks when used with white and gold embossing powder:


Apply the Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp onto smooth white cardstock using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with white embossing powder. Use a blending tool to apply Tattered Rose and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks over the top. Flick with water and then dry with the heat gun. Fussy cut around the edge of the frame and cut out the centre. Crop a Love Letters Photochip to fit and adhere the frame over the top. Ink the edges of the frame with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp onto white cardstock using Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink. Dry with the heat gun. Ink the background with the Pumice Stone ink. Spray over some pink mist and flick with water. Dry again with the heat gun. Spray over a little gold mist. Add 3D foam to the back of the frame piece and add to the woodgrain background. Glue on a sprinkling of antique gold sequins.
5. Stamp a sentiment from the Hearts Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock using the Distress Embossing Ink. Heat set with Princess Gold Ranger Embossing Powder. Fussy cut the word and glue onto the front of the frame. 

 
Create this card like the one before, this time using the Flower Garden Background Stamp for the background and using Princess Gold Embossing Powder for the Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp. 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Ornate Mirror Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Flower Garden Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Scratches Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Brick Wall Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Love Letters Photochips
Darkroom Door Prague Photochips
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Vol 1 Filmstrip
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Wordstrip
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 2 Wordstrip
Ranger Archival Ink Watering Can
Ranger Embossing Powder White Super Fine Detail
Ranger Embossing Powder Princess Gold
Distress Ink: Picked Raspberry, Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose
Distress Embossing Ink
Liquid Pearls: Silver Pearl 

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Herringbone Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, July 02, 2015
Hello! We are sharing projects created with the new Herringbone Background Stamp here on the blog today! These cards will come together quickly which means that you can easily make a bunch for different occasions or to bundle as a gift for someone special.
 
First card today by Rachel Greig shows how to use it with Hero Arts paint daubers:


Ink the stamp completely using Yellow Hero Arts paint dauber. Lightly dab onto the stamp in random areas with an orange paint dauber, then with a red paint dauber. Stamp onto white cardstock. The paints will mix together a bit and give a watercolour painterly effect. Die cut white cardstock using Sizzix Sassy Labels & Stitched Frames label die and stamp with a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set using Vermillion Archival Ink pad. Wrap red ribbon around stamped Herringbone panel and adhere to folded red card. Add stamped label onto card with foam adhesive. 

Robyn Wood has created some great cards using the Herringbone Background Stamp:


For this card, stamp Herringbone Background onto white cardstock using Rose Madder Archival Ink. Layer with purple cardstock and attach to card front. Select a section of three horizontal images from the Art De Fleur Vol 2 Filmstrip and trim to fit across the card front. Trim a greeting from the Sweet Treats Wordstrip and ink around the edges using a marker or ink pad. Affix to card front using foam tape.


Stamp Herringbone Background onto white cardstock using Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Trim to suit card front and sponge around the edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink. Place a strip of cardstock, then ribbon along the lower edge of the stamped image. Affix to pale green card front. Trim out an image from the Sweet Treats Montage sheet and distress the edges. I used a sanding block for a different effect. Add to card front so that the image sits at an angle and use foam tape for height. Trim a greeting from the Sweet Treats Wordstrip and add to card front.

This next card uses an embossing resist technique: 


Stamp Herringbone background onto white cardstock using Versamark ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Sponge with Squeezed Lemonade and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks using an ink blending tool. The embossing will resist the ink and give a variegated effect to the background. Wipe background with a tissue to remove any ink left on the embossed areas. Trim background panel to fit a white card front and layer with green cardstock. Stamp greeting from Bright Blossoms stamp set with Graphite Black Brilliance ink and emboss with clear powder. Trim wording closely and cut a V in the end for a flag type effect. Sponge the edges of the greeting with Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink and adhere to card front. Add a paper flower and accent with a button.

For our last card, Robyn has stamped the Herringbone Background onto a marbled backgrounds, it adds instant interest to the image.


Create a background by adding a small amount of Squeezed Lemonade, Barn Door and Ripe Persimmon Distress Paint onto a non-stick craft mat. Spritz with water to make the paint runny and drag some cardstock through the paint to create a marbled background. Allow to dry well. 

Stamp Darkroom Door Herringbone Background stamp using Archival black ink. Trim to approx. 9 x 12 cm. Create a bit of interest by cutting the bottom edge of the pattern to give a zig-zag effect. Layer onto a 13 cm square of orange card and tie with red grosgrain ribbon. Mount the piece onto a 14 cm square yellow card front. Stamp the word ‘hello’ with the Darkroom Door Scratched Alphabet stamp set using Jet Black Archival ink and trim out closely. Affix to card front so that the word just overlaps the red ribbon.

Try this: The background technique gives a wonderful, random effect. Create a bunch of backgrounds at the same time to save mess and it will mean you have a nice stack on hand for future projects. Try spritzing the paint with glittery spray ink of similar tones for a different effect.

Supplies Used: Darkroom Door Herringbone Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Bright Blossoms Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Scratched Alphabet Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Art De Fleur Vol 2 Filmstrip
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Montage
Darkroom Door Sweet Treats Wordstrip
Distress Paint - Squeezed Lemonade, Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon
Archival Ink: Rose Madder, Jet Black, Vermillion
Distress Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Non-stick Craft Mat
Hero Arts Paint Daubers
Sizzix Sassy Labels & Stitched Frames Dies #658793
Versamark clear ink
Clear embossing powder
Tsukineko Brilliance Ink: Graphite Black

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Clocks Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Hi stampers! Today we are sharing some projects using the new Clocks Background Stamp! This stamp has layers of different sized clocks that can be stamped as a complete background, or you can also punch out or trim some of the complete clocks from the artwork. Very versatile stamp! 

This first card by Rachel Greig shows how it looks stamped as a complete background:


Stamp Clocks Background Stamp onto kraft cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink pad. Sponge around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere to folded black card. Stamp quote from Tick Tock Rubber Stamp Set onto kraft cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink pad. Emboss a piece of black cardstock with a script embossing folder and distress the edges with a paper distresser. Adhere the stamped quote to the embossed cardstock and mount onto card using foam adhesive. 

Connie Mercer has created a colorful card with the Clocks Background Stamp: 


Stamp the Clocks Background Stamp on white cardstock with a combination of Jet Black and Vermillion Archival inks. Stamp leaves from the Carved Leaves Rubber Stamp Set in green ink and cut it out.  Stamp the sentiment from Simple Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set and cut it out. Sponge around edges of stamped images with light brown ink. Embellish with Die-cut of clock (Tim Holtz) and clock button. Add twine and sentiment to complete! 

Robyn Wood has created a few cards to share with us today:


Stamp Clocks background onto white card using Archival Jet Black ink. Trim to suit a black card front. Sponge edges with Fired Brick Distress ink. Tie with red ribbon and mount onto card front. Stamp quote from Etched Flowers stamp set using Archival Jet Black ink and trim closely. Sponge edges with Fired Brick Distress ink and layer with black card stock. Attach to card front with foam tape.


Stamp Clocks background onto white card using Archival Jet Black ink. Draw over some areas of the background using a white crayon. Lightly spritz background with Peacock Feathers Distress Spray and allow to dry. The wax from the crayon will resist the spray ink so that some areas will remain white. Wipe lightly with a tissue to remove any residual spray from the crayon. Layer background with dark purple cardstock and mount onto card front. Stamp wording and a small car from the Vintage Automobiles set onto white cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Trim and layer with dark purple cardstock. Affix wording to card front with double sided tape. Layer vintage car with a larger piece of black cardstock using foam tape, leaving room for the next step. Tear the bottom edge and affix some buttons so that they sit in a jumbled line underneath the car image. Affix a folded piece of ribbon to the upper left edge. 


Stamp Clocks background onto white card using Archival Jet Black ink. Sponge card using Squeezed Lemonade and Crushed Olive Distress Inks. Leave some areas a lighter colour for interest. Trim background to approx. 14.5 x 10.5 cm and round the corners on one of the long edges. Luckily the pattern of the background works however it is orientated so there is no right way up. Sponge edges with Soot Distress Ink. Trim out a piece of patterned paper with similar tones and an abstract pattern. Sponge with Crushed Olive Distress Ink and round the bottom corners. Trim out two images from the Prague Montage sheet and distress the edges. Affix to patterned paper piece and tie the top of the paper with some ribbon. Affix to Clocks background. Prepare a green card front measuring 15cm square by sponging edges with Crushed Olive Distress Ink. Stamp randomly along the top and bottom of the card with Mesh Texture stamp using Crushed Olive Distress Ink. Affix a strip of lace to the bottom edge of the card front and place the assembled clocks piece over the top Add a word trimmed from the Prague Vol 2 Wordstrips mounted with foam tape.

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Clocks Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Tick Tock Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Simple Sayings Rubber Stamp Set

Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Etched Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Vintage Automobiles Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mesh Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Prague Montage
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 2 Wordstrips
Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Vermillion
Ranger Distress Ink: Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, Black Soot
Ranger Distress Spray Stain: Peacock Feathers
Ranger Ink Blending Tool
White Crayon

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Brushed Stars Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Hi Stampers! Today we are sharing projects created with the Brushed Stars Background Stamp

This first card was created by Connie Mercer:


Stamp Brushed Stars Background Stamp on white cardstock using Archival Ink by Ranger.  Stamp the Mason Jar on white cardstock and cut it out.  A mask was made (stamped a second Mason Jar and cut out the middle) to place over the trimmed Mason Jar.  The Brushed Stars was stamped over the mask resulting in the red stars being inside the jar. Shaded the stamped images and embellished to finish the card! 

Teresa Abajo has created three cards to share with us:


Stamp the Star Background in grey ink, then in black ink just slightly offset to create the shadow effect. Spatter a little Brushed Pewter Distress Stain Spray in the lower right hand corner. Stamp the Vinyl Record Eclectic stamp in black ink embossed with clear powder, then add the sentiment from the Rockstar Stamp Set.


Paint some scrap card with Dina Wakley's Acrylic Paint in Night. Stamp the Star Background with Versamark ink and emboss with gold embossing powder. Trim down to a square shape and mount onto some tan coloured card. Stamp Thank You (from the Thank You stamp set) in navy ink. Use one side of the Stitched Thread frame stamp to stamp a border in navy under the sentiment.


Stamp the Brushed Stars Background using white pigment ink on kraft cardstock. Tie some twine around the card front, then adhere to a white card. Stamp the Checkered Texture Stamp onto white card with brown ink and cut a star from it. Stamp one of the flowers from the Spiral Flowers set and cut out with a circle die. Stamp the word 'smile'  from the Whimsical Words set and fussy cut. Adhere all the elements to card.

Suzz Czosek has also created some great projects with the Brushed Stars, especially with the American 4th July celebrations coming up in a few days! 


Paint the Brushed Stars Background Stamp using Ranger Broken China Distress Paint with a foam brush. Stamp it on a canvas bag. Stamp the New York Volume I Statue of Liberty with Ranger Archival Ink Watering Can on Ivory paper.  Cut out the image and add a touch of blue with watercolor pencils.  Stamp U.S.A using Ranger Archival Ink Vermillion on the bag. Using a layering stencil add the number 4 with white embossing paste. When dry lay stencil back over the paste and sponge on red ink. (Vermillion and Ranger Distress Ink Aged Mahogany were used). Add a few touches of ribbon, twine and ribbon on the top of the bag. A quick gift bag to bring to a 4th of July Celebration.


Ink up the Brushed Stars Background Stamp using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink and stamp on white cardstock. To soften the stars use a foam brush and brush watered down picket fence paint over the surface. Let dry. Stamp Darkroom Door New York Volume I - Statue of Liberty using Ranger Archival Black Ink onto the surface. Shadow around the image with a blue watercolor pencil and a waterbrush. Stamp U.S.A using Ranger Archival Vermillion Ink.  Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock using red ink. Stencil the #4 on the card using white embossing paste. After dry lay stencil and mask all around the stencil to protect the rest of the background and spray with red mist spray. Accent with touches of ribbon.A matching card to go with the gift bag for the 4th of July Celebration.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Brushed Stars Background Stamp
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Rockstar Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Spiral Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Thank You Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door New York Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Mason Jar Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Threads Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Vinyl Record Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Texture Stamp

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Sewing Spools Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 29, 2015
Hi Stampers! Today we are sharing projects created with the Sewing Spools Background Stamp

This first card was created by Teresa Abajo: 


Stamp using brown ink on cream card twice. Colour each spool a different colour using Distress Inks and a sponge, then punch each one out and adhere it back in place using either glue or foam mounting tape. Vary the height of each spool, and add lengths of thread and cotton gauze underneath for added interest. The sentiment comes from the Doilies Stamp Set. 

The next card was created by Suzz Czosek: 


Stamp Sewing Spools Background Stamp with Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink. Sponge edges of cardstock using same ink and distress with distressing tool. Die cut dress form. Stamp Background of dress form with Tea Dye ink and Floral Garden Background Stamp. Sponge edges with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink. Stamp Eclectic Butterfly Stamp using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink. Cut out butterfly and attach to back of dress form. Cut bottom of dress form stand and attach behind dress form. Stamp Stylish using Tea Dye Distress Ink and cut to size and attach pin. Accessorize dress form and butterfly with snaps, zipper and chain. Mount image on white cardstock base sponged with Tea Dye ink. 

Lastly, here's a card by Rachel Greig:


Stamp the Sewing Spools Background onto light pink cardstock using Magenta Hue Archival Ink pad. Mount onto white cardstock and wrap cream and pink lace around the bottom. Adhere to folded pink card. Stamp the quote from the Stitched Borders Stamp Set onto cream cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink pad and trim the words into 3 separate sections. Distress the edges with a paper distresser and adhere to card using foam adhesive. Stamp the sewing machine from the Dressmaker Stamp Set onto cream card using Archival Jet Black ink and trim before adhering to card with foam adhesive. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Sewing Spools Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Stitched Borders Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Dressmaker Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Doilies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Flower Garden Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterfly Eclectic Stamp
Distress Ink Pads

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