How about a quick birthday card using the new Darkroom Door Simple Sayings stamp set?
The sentiment style had me thinking of a CAS design focusing on the sentiment. I paired the sweet sentiment with a little bouquet of flowers. This card is ready to send off to our niece for her birthday.
She started by spraying Dylusions Ink Sprays on the right-hand page and then pressed the left page into it to absorb the excess. She stamped all the birds onto clear packaging paper so she could move them around on the page while deciding where they would eventually end up. It's a good way to 'audition' a stamp without making a commitment.
After making perches for each bird using the background stamps and a few spare (Dylusioned) tags, Marjie added stencils, masks, and a bit more stamping to fill the page.
These birds are such fun to play with, and come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes! Though they are solid, each one has openings that allow your background colors to show through. Great stamps designed by Godelieve!
You can find the Carved Birds Vol 1 & Vol 2 stamp sets here!
Hi everyone! It's Sephi here! I love the new Darkroom Door rubber stamps sets and I was lucky enough to receive the Travel Inchies stamp set. I couldn't resist a vintage/collage look when I settled down to make my samples and I have two cards to share with you.
The first is all about my love of found objects, and I had fun raiding my collections for suitable items: a squashed bottle cap here, an old pen nib there. Oh, and lots of beeswax :-)
Ink - Distress
Paper - white, kraft
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - bottle top, pen nib, shell, postage stamps, vintage ribbon
Other - beeswax, heat tool, water mister bottle
1. Coat the Travel Inchies stamp with Distress inks (use a
variety of colours). Mist the stamp with water and gently press it onto
white paper. When the ink has dried cut fourteen inchies from the
2. Arrange the inchies on torn kraft paper. Collage over the top with found and vintage objects.
3. Use alphastrips to create the 'explore' sentiment. Melt beeswax over the design with a heat tool.
4. Adhere the kraft paper to black card and then to the card base.
For my second card I dug out my old, neglected watercolour pencils and
did a little painting. I also simplified the embellishments - just a
simple bird charm - and arranged travel-related wordstrips around the
edges of the card......
Darkroom Door products - DDRS121 Travel Inchies Ink - StazOn jet black
Paper - K&Company, white
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - bird charm
Other - water colour pencils, paintbrush, water mister bottle, matches
1. Stamp the Travel Inchies on white paper using black ink. Watercolour the inchies and then douse the paper with water. Scrunch the paper into a ball, smooth it flat and set aside to dry.
2. Carefully scorch the stamped paper with matches before mounting on torn map paper.
3. Affix a bird charm with glue and attach the Prague wordstrips as shown.
4. Mount on folded card.
Hi everyone! It's Belinda here today! As soon as I saw Godelieve's adorable Carved Birds stamps I knew exactly what I wanted to create with them.
Kids' party goodies!
So I set about creating a birthday card, thankyou card, cupcake box decoration, cupcake topper, gift tag and goodies bag.
I coloured the various stamps in the set using Tim Holtz Distress Markers, spritzed with water and then stamped onto white cardstock. This gave them a lovely watercolour effect.
I created the backgrounds by drowning some white cardstock in Dylusions Ink Sprays and water and allowing to dry completely. I then cut to size and applied the Chevron background stamp with embossing ink before heat embossing with white embossing powder. For the cards I added the backgrounds to kraft bases before adding torn strips of kraft and chevron washi tape on top.
For the fun cupcake topper I simply punched two circles from the coloured backgrounds and glued them together with a toothpick in the middle.
To create the sentiments on all of the pieces, I stamped both the Smile and the Creativity Word Blocks on white cardstock with Pickled Raspberry Tim Holtz Distress Ink and cut out the individual letters as required.
I then finished off each item by adding some googly eyes (that I found in the kids' craft supplies. Sssh. Don't tell!)
I hope I have given you some ideas for your next child's party.
Hi everyone, Connie here with a fun and quick card project using Darkroom Door products and the Tim Holtz Picture Wheel by Sizzix.
So get your supplies in front of you ~ photo booth, word strip, French Script Background Stamp and the Sizzix die. You'll need ink too:):).
First run your Sizzix die through your Big Shot machine using white cardstock. Then ink around the edges with black ink, for shading. I use one that is really dry so I get a good shade, not a dark line.
Select photo's (from photo booth sheet) with two people. You will need 6.
Then cut them apart, like I have shown in the photo.
Now for the fun part. Use your Tim Holtz /Tiny Attacher ( best way) and staple them in the frame and then cut off the excess.
This is how the back will look.
And here is my finished card. The size is 5" X 5" on Kraft cardstock. I stamped my patterned paper with the French Script Background Stamp. Love that look!!!
We'd also like to intriduce two new stamp ranges - 'Electic Stamps' and 'Quote Stamps'. These are available as single stamps and are suitable for card making, art journals, scrapbooking, mixed media and more!