Fishing Net Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Friday, June 26, 2015
Hi stampers! Today we have two cards to share by Belinda Spencer and Teresa Abajo using the Fishing Net Background Stamp

This first one was created by Belinda:


INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Apply the Woodgrain Background Stamp onto a piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Distress the edges and add to a kraft cardstock base.
2. Apply the Fishing Net Background Stamp onto a piece of smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black Ink. Dry with a heat gun. Next add white crayon to the net. This is a little time consuming but it doesn’t have to be perfectly within the lines and the end result is well worth it. You can sharpen your crayon with a knife to make it easier.
3. Using an ink blending tool, apply various blue Tim Holtz Distress Inks. In the example Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers inks have been used. Flick some water over the top with your fingers and then dry off with the heat gun. This will also melt the white crayon away so you won’t be left with any shiny residue. Distress the edges, ink with Peacock Feathers and add to the card base.
4. Apply various seaside themed stamps onto white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Dry with the heat gun. Use the crayon resist technique on the larger images and then add some colour with Antique Linen and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks. Flick with water and then dry with the heat gun. Fussy cut each image.
5. Add a couple of strips of hessian to the card front to symbolise the sand. Cluster all of the stamped images on top of the hessian.
6. Stamp a title on white cardstock using Jet Black ink and letters from the Alphabet Medley Stamp Set. Cut out, distress the edges and ink with Peacock Feathers. Add to the card using 3D foam. Add a sprinkling of sequins.

Here is a card created by Teresa Abajo:


1. Stamp Fishing Net Background onto white cardstock with Watering Can Archival Ink Pad. Adhere to grey cardstock then onto a folded white card. 
2. Stamp the Eclectic Anchor Stamp onto white cardstock with Vermillion Archival Ink and trim. Stamp the Eclectic Boat Helm onto white cardstock using Cobalt Archival Ink pad and trim. 
3. Stamp the Checkered and Weathered Stripes Texture Stamps onto white cardstock with Vermillion and Cobalt ink pads. Trim to create little banners. 
4. Adhere rope to front of card as shown. Adhere banners, Boat Helm and Anchor over the rope with foam adhesive onto the card. 
5. Stamp 'Bon Voyage' from All Occasions stamp set onto white card using Watering Can Archival Ink. Trim and adhere to card. 
 
Supplies used for both cards:
Darkroom Door Fishing Net Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Woodgrain Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Seashells Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door All Occasions Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Anchor Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Boat Helm Eclectic Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Weathered Stripes Texture Stamp
RANGER Archival Ink Jet Black, Watering Can, Cobalt, Vermillion
Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass

This is such a perfect background stamp for seaside themed projects. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

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Tree Bark Background Stamp Ideas

Darkroom Door - Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hi! Today we are sharing cards by Belinda Spencer and Robyn Wood using the new Tree Bark Background Stamp!


Belinda has created the first two cards here: 


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Apply the Tree Bark Background Stamp onto a piece of smooth white cardstock cut to size using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink.

2. Use an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Tim Holtz Distress Ink to the background in a circular area to create a focal point and frame around the embellishments. Spray with a little coloured mist and allow it to run down the background.

3. Stamp some leaves from the Leaves Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock using the Jet Black Ink. Dry with a heat gun. Apply the Vintage Photo ink over the top. Flick with water from your fingers and then dry again with the heat gun. Fussy cut the leaves.

4. Tear an image from the Wilderness Vol 2 Filmstrip and ink the edges with the Vintage Photo Ink.

5. Stamp a sentiment from the Gum Trees Rubber Stamp Set using the Jet Black Ink. Cut out the individual words and ink the edges with Vintage Photo.

6. Next assemble the card. Add a coil of Ink Black Prima Wire Thread allowing it to tumble down the card and staple in place. Layer on the leaves, Filmstrip image and quote. Add the card front to a black cardstock base.

Here is another example of how I used this fabulous background stamp in the same style but with different images and colours.


This stamp is so useful for pairing with a variety of the Darkroom Door stamps such as Wilderness, Trees and the Home Sweet Home stamp sets. These next two cards by Robyn show how it can be used with the Garden Inchies and Trees Rubber Stamps:


Stamp Tree Bark background onto white cardstock using Coffee Archival Ink. Trim to suit card front and layer with dark green card. Select three images from the Garden Inchies stamp set and stamp onto white cardstock using Fern Green Archival Ink. Trim the squares closely. Tie some ribbon around the layered background and attach to card front. Affix Garden Inchie squares so that they are at angles to each other. Raise one with foam tape for extra interest.


Create the background by putting a small amount of Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass Distress Paint onto a non-stick craft mat. Spritz with water and drag some cardstock through it until you are happy with the marbled colour. Set aside to dry well. Stamp Tree Bark Background onto the marbled background using Fern Green Archival Ink. Trim to suit card front. Add a strip of gauze to the left hand side of the background and layer with some striped ribbon. Attach to card front.

Stamp large tree from the Trees rubber stamp set onto cream cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink and trim closely. Affix to black cardstock and re-trim the shape. Attach to card front. Trim two images from the Friends & Lovers Photobooth sheet. Distress the edges and ink using Coffee Archival Ink.  Attach to card front so that they are both at an angle. Attach the image at the back using double sided tape and the one at the front using foam tape.

Stamp greeting from the Trees set onto cream cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink. Add a button tied with twine to the left hand side of the wording and trim. Layer greeting with black cardstock and attach to card front using foam tape.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Tree Bark Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Leaves Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Gum Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Garden Inchies Rubber Stamp set
Darkroom Door Wilderness Vol 2 Filmstrips
Darkroom Door Wilderness Montage
Darkroom Door Photobooth: Friends & Lovers
RANGER Archival Ink Jet Black, Coffee, Fern Green
Distress Ink: Old Paper, Vintage Photo
Distress Paint: Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass
TIM HOLTZ Idea-ology Mini Paper Clips

Thankyou so much for stopping by the blog today!

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New Release: Rubber Stamp Sets, Background Stamps, Frame Stamps & Eclectic Stamps!

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Introducing our NEW release including Essentials 17 Rubber Stamp Set Collection, Background Stamps, Frame Stamps and Eclectic Stamps!. Now available from the Darkroom Door website or your favourite stockist!

NEW Rubber Stamp Sets - Essentials 17 Collection 

NEW Background Stamps! 


NEW Frame Stamps! 


NEW Eclectic Stamps! 


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Winter Tree Card Ideas

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Hi stampers! It's Rachel here today to share some cards using the Winter Tree Photo Stamp!


I love the detail of the fine branches in this stamp. For this card I used Distress Sprays on Specialty Stamping Paper to give an ethereal feel to the image, it looks like sunrays are filtering through the branches. The Winter Tree was stamped over this background using Archival Jet Black ink pad. 

I've used a Size 12 Black Tag for the card, just folded in half and stamped with the Checkered Texture Stamp and lightly sprayed with metallic Distress Sprays. 


This card is really quick and easy to make! Emboss a piece of black cardstock using the Sizzix Dot Matix Embossing Folder and adhere to a folded kraft card. Stamp the Winter Tree onto kraft cardstock using Jet Black ink pad, then stamp the Sunshine Background Stamp over the top using Chrome Yellow Archival Ink Pad. Trim and adhere to card. Stamp 'Peaceful' from the Gum Trees stamp set and adhere to card to complete! 

Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Winter Tree Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Gum Trees Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Sunshine Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Prague Vol 2 Wordstrips
Size 12 Black Tag
Distress Spray Stains
Crinkle ribbon
Bingo Number
Sizzix Dot Matix Embossing Folder

Happy stamping! 

Teddy Bear Photo Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Monday, June 15, 2015
Hi stampers! Today we have some projects to share with you that have been created by Michelle Morrison of Michelle's Cards and Stamps. Michelle loves teddy bears and has created some gorgeous cards with the new Teddy Bear Photo Stamp


For this first card, Michelle stamped the bear in a dark brown ink and shaded the image with Copic markers. The bear was trimmed and adhered into a rosy card stock and framed using the Regal Frame Stamp. To add some detail to the background of the card, Michelle used the Postcards Background Stamp and added the word 'Cherish' which was stamped from the Love Word Block Stamp.


This card uses both the Teddy Bear Photo Stamp and the smaller version from the Hello Baby Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set. Michelle stamped both bears using a grey ink and coloured their neck ties with yellow tones of Copic Markers. 'A Great Friend' was stamped from the Friendship Word Block Stamp. 


This card is so rich and warm by stamping the Teddy Bear Photo Stamp with brown ink, then shading again with Copic Markers. Michelle used the Plaid Background Stamp and the Friends Quote Stamp to complete the card. 


To create the different colours, Michelle first stamped the Teddy Bear Photo Stamp with a light brown ink pad, then coloured the bear over the top with blue markers. The bear is framed using the Emulsion Frame Stamp and layered onto the Plaid Background. 'Just For You' was stamped from the Birthday Word Block Stamp. 

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Teddy Bear Photo Stamp
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Postcards Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Plaid Background Stamp
Darkroom Door Regal Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Love Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Friendship Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Birthday Word Block Stamp
Darkroom Door Friends Quote Stamp

Thanks so much to Michelle for sharing these cards with us! 

Vintage Planes Card

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Hi Stampers! It's Rachel here today with a card using the Vintage Planes Rubber Stamp Set!


This stamp set has a great variety of planes and quotes that can be used for lots of different occasions! I've used one of the larger planes and created a sign with one of the quotes to make it look like it's being pulled or dragged by the plane.


Instructions to make this card:

1. Fold A5 sized kraft card in half.

2. Emboss black cardstock using Sizzix Gridlock Embossing Folder and distress the edges with a paper distresser. Adhere to card using foam adhesive.

3. Stamp World Map Background onto Almond cardstock using Archival Potting Soil ink pad. Sponge around the edges with an ink blending tool. Adhere over back cardstock.

4. Stamp plane and quote from the Vintage Planes stamp set onto Almond cardstock using Archival Jet Black ink pad. Trim around the plane and create a banner with the quote. Sponge the edges with Archival Potting Soil ink pad.

5. Punch a hole at the end of the quote and thread some twine through and tie at the front. Position the twine so it loops up to the bottom of the plane. Adhere the plane and quote to card using foam adhesive.

Supplies used: 
Darkroom Door Vintage Planes Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Archival Inks: Potting Soil, Jet Black
Cardstock: Almond, Kraft, Black
Sizzix Gridlock Texture Fades Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by today!

World Map Adventure Card

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Hi there stampers, it's Rachel here today to share a card using the Adventure Quote Stamp and World Map Background Stamp


I love this quote, it's a bit cheeky and suitable for anyone you've had a crazy fun time with! For this card, I created a travel theme by combining it with the World Map Background stamp and a little plane charm. 


Instructions for making the card:

1. Die cut white cardstock with Sizzix Ornamental die. Stamp the World Map Background onto the cardstock using Archival Tree Branch Ink Pad. Sponge around the edges of the cardstock using the Tree Branch Ink Pad, then lightly around the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink to give it a little dark edge. 

2. Stamp the Adventure Quote over the World Map Background using Archival Jet Black Ink Pad. 

3. Wrap black crinkle ribbon around the bottom of the die cut cardstock and adhere to the back. 

4. Put a jump ring onto the end of the aeroplane charm and thread onto some twine. Wrap the twine over the black crinkle ribbon and tie at the front. 

5. Fold an A5 piece of kraft cardstock in half to create your card base. Lightly tap the Black Soot Distress Ink pad around the edges of the card. Marks will show from the ink pad which is what you want, just a random pattern. 

6. Adhere the stamped die cut piece onto the front of the card using 3D foam adhesive to finish! 


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Adventure Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door World Map Background Stamp
Archival Ink: Jet Black, Tree Branch
Distress Ink: Black Soot
Cardstock: A5 Kraft, White
Die Cut: Sizzix Ornamental Die
Other: crinkle ribbon, charm, twine

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 


Buttons Texture Stamp Tags

Darkroom Door - Friday, March 27, 2015
Hi! Belinda here today to share two tags I created using the new Buttons Texture Stamp on kraft tags to create a shabby chic/vintage look.


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Add some Spun Sugar and Picket Fence Tim Holtz Distress Paint as well as Brushed Pewter Distress Stain to a Ranger Non-stick Craft Sheet. Spritz with water using a Ranger Mister Bottle. Swipe a #8 Ranger Kraft Tag through the paint to create a marbled effect. Dry with a heat gun. Press the tag back onto the paint to pick up a little more colour. Dry and repeat until you have adequate coverage. Ensure that the tag is COMPLETELY DRY for the next step.

2. Apply the Buttons Texture Stamp onto the tag using Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink. Sprinkle over some Detail White Stampendous Embossing Powder and shake off the excess. Heat set with a heat gun. Repeat these steps on another kraft tag or piece of kraft cardstock and fussy cut 5 individual buttons. Colour them with a little diluted Spun Sugar Tim Holtz Distress Paint. Dry and then top with Glossy Acents. Allow to dry.


3. Apply the Plaid Background Stamp onto a scrap of kraft cardstock using the embossing ink. Heat set with white embossing powder. Tear off a strip and add to the right hand side of the tag.

4. Layer a crochet doily over the top of the Plaid stamped piece and secure using a tiny attacher.

5. Apply the sweet booties stamp from the Hello Baby Vol 1 stamp set onto kraft cardstock using the embossing ink. Heat set with white embossing powder and swipe through a little diluted Spun Sugar Distress Paint. Cut the booties out and separate. Distress the edges. Add to the tag with a little 3D foam added behind the top bootie.

6. Add the fussy cut buttons to the tag along with some real buttons that have been threaded with pink embroidery thread. Add some ribbons to the top of the card.

7. Lastly heat emboss your sentiment using white embossing powder onto kraft cardstock. Cut out and add to the tag using 3D foam. Add a little hand stitching to the corners of the tag.


Here's another tag I've created in a similar style but this time I have embossed the Buttons Texture Stamp using a clear embossing powder and added Picket Fence Distress Stain over the top.


Supplies used for both tags:
Darkroom Door Buttons Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Hello Baby Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Dressmaker Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Plaid Background Stamp
TIM HOLTZ Distress Spray Stain Picket Fence
TIM HOLTZ Distress Paint Picket Fence/Spun Sugar
TIM HOLTZ Distress Stain Picket Fence/Brushed Pewter
TIM HOLTZ Distress Embossing Ink
RANGER Inkssentials #8 Size Kraft Tags
RANGER Non-Stick Craft Mat
RANGER Mister Bottle
RANGER Glossy Accents
RANGER Melt Art UTEE Clear
RANGER Archival Ink Tree Branch

STAMPENDOUS Embossing Powder White Detail

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and checking out my tags today. I hope they inspire you to get creative with your Texture Stamps too. Don't forget to check back soon for some more inspiration from the Creative Team.

Cheers

Stamped Booklet

Darkroom Door - Thursday, March 26, 2015
Hello, It's Godelieve here with a little booklet I made using the new "Stamp" Quote Stamp on the front cover.


This quote stamp made me laugh, because I really had no clue when I bought my first stamp what I was getting into!


Stamps from the Stamper set and Photography set are used here, to go with pictures from my craft space.


I had no clue that my carved stamps would be turned into Darkroom Door stamps!


I met Rachel a few years ago when she was teaching in the Netherlands.


Leather ribbon was used to close the booklet.


I stamped a sheet of copy paper with the Polka Dots Background stamp and Distress Paints.


I made folds and a cut as shown on the photo.


After stamping and doodling on each "page" glued the pages together.


The cut makes it possible to turn the sheet into a little book


Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Stamp Quote Stamp
Darkroom Door Polka Dots Background Stamp
Darkroom Door French Script Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Photography Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Stamper Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Carved Flowers Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Wildflowers Vol 1 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Full Bloom Vol 2 Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Simply Circles Rubber Stamp Set
Ranger Distress Paint: Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn
Ranger Distress Inkpad: Salty Ocean
Ranger Archival Inkpad: Jet Black
Black pen

Thanks for visiting here today!


Stone Texture Stamp Card

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Hi! Belinda here today to share two cards I have created using the Stone Texture Stamp and some mixed media techniques.


INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock 10cm x 14cm.

2. Apply the Torn Text Background Stamp using Watering Can Ranger Archival Ink.

3. Swipe some gesso over the top using a make-up wedge. You still want to see the text background so don't cover it up completely. Allow the gesso to dry completely.

4. Spray this piece with water using a Ranger Mister Bottle. You want it to be quite wet before adding some watercolour paint with a paintbrush. Give it a light colour wash using a grey paint. Flick some of the paint on with the brush for some more concentrated splatters of colour.

5. Spray and flick on some Brushed Pewter Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain. If you find you have too much colour on your stamped piece you can spray on a little more water or blot with scrunched up paper towel. It's a bit of an experiment to get the amount of colour right. Allow to dry completely or dry with a heat gun.

6. Apply the Stone Texture Stamp over the top using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. Dry with a heat gun.

7. Add some highlights to the 'stone' with a white Uni Posca Pen. Flick some white dots over the top using the same pen.

8. Distress the edges of this piece and ink with Pumice Stone Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Layer onto a piece of yellow cardstock cut to size and inked with Squeezed Lemonade Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

9. Add some yellow Prima Wire Thread or yellow string onto the card front and secure using a Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

10. Stamp a butterfly from the Butterflies Stamp Set onto smooth white cardstock using the Watering Can ink. Use a white wax crayon to highlight some areas of the wings before applying Squeezed Lemonade ink. Buff with paper towel and flick a little Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain over the top. Glue onto the card front.

11. Stamp the 'love' word from the Hearts Stamp Set onto smooth white cardstock using the Jet Black ink. Fussy cut and glue onto the card front.

12. Attach the card front to a base of grey cardstock.

Here's another card I created in a similar style but this time the Stone Texture Stamp was stamped into wet gesso to give even more texture.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Stone Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Butterflies Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Hearts Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Torn Text Background Stamp
RANGER Archival Ink Watering Can, Jet Black
Distress Spray Stain Brushed Pewter
Distress Ink Squeezed Lemonade, Pumice Stone
White Crayon

Thankyou so much for stopping by the blog and checking out my cards today. I hope they inspire you to get creative with your Texture Stamps too.

Cheers