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

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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!

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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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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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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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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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! 

Very Versatile Sentiment Stamp Sets

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Hi crafty folks! Teresa here with a bunch of cards I made using the very very versatile Happy Birthday & Thank You Rubber Stamp Sets!


With the variety of sizes and font styles, there's a Happy Birthday or Thank You to suit every recipient, and every style of card. 









Supplies Used:
Darkroom Door Happy Birthday Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Thank You Rubber Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Film Frame Stamp
Darkroom Door Checkered Texture Stamp
Darkroom Door Postcards Texture Stamp

These sets are everything a cardmaker could want - I just couldn't wait to add them to my craft arsenal!

Thanks for stopping by.

Postcard Texture Stamp Cards

Darkroom Door - Saturday, April 25, 2015
Hi stampers! Recently we released the Postcards Texture Stamp and today we have some cards to share to show how it can be used. 

Joy Taylor shows how it can be used as the main feature of a card. While it's still in the background, the image is bold and takes centre stage on the card! Perfect mail theme for all the mail enthusiasts out there!


Susie Campbell has created an altered envelope using the Postcards in the background layer. This shows how the stamp can be used with a collage to add some extra detail. 


As you can see, the Postcards Texture Stamp is a very versatile stamp and can be used in many ways. 

Happy stamping!