Hi everyone! I'm so excited to be joining
the Sizzix UK blog each fortnight to share ideas on how Sizzix dies and embossing folders
can be combined with Darkroom Door rubber stamps and paper products! I've been using Sizzix dies for over 10 years now and continue to love them! Back in 2001 I started a monthly crop night called 'Midnight Madness' where a group of crafters would get together in a local community hall to craft away and chat into the night. I always brought along a red Sizzix die cut machine (remember those?) for everyone to use on the night. I've now progressed to the Big Shot machine and enjoy finding new ways to combine the dies and folders with Darkroom Door stamps. So I'm looking forward to sharing ideas with you using the both of them together!
One of my favourite dies is Styled Labels 656642. There's two different labels on this die, both perfect size for card making! Many of Darkroom Door's quote stamps fit perfectly into this die, so naturally I tend to use this one a lot. Today I have two cards to share showing how I stamp quotes onto the die...
I'm excited to be teaching some workshops next week at the Sydney Paper Crafts Festival on April 5-7, 2013. Here's the details on the classes with the details on how you can book in:
Viva La Shimmy Canvas!
Join me to create two different home decor canvases - one for the girls and one for the guys! I will share stamping techniques using a variety of mediums to add shimmer and style to your projects. You’ll use a range of products including the new Viva Decor 3D Stamping Paint and Glitter Paste, Darkroom Door rubber stamps and stencils, Ranger inks and Idea-ology trinkets. You'll learn mixed media techniques that can be applied to your scrapbooking, card making and any other paper crafts. In class you will have the use of many different coloured paints so you can tailor your canvas to your own colour tastes.
Distress Paint Tag Mini Books!
Create two different Tag Mini Books using a variety of products including Tim Holtz Distress Paints and Distress Inks, Darkroom Door rubber stamps, old book pages, Idea-ology trinkets and embellishments. I will share hints and tips on using the new Distress Paints along with ideas on rubber stamping to create beautiful multi page cards and books from mega-sized tags! The techniques you learn in class can be applied to your scrapbooking, mixed media and any other paper crafts. In class you will have the use of many different coloured Distress Paints so you can tailor your books to your own colour tastes.
For information on class times and prices, click here.
To book or for further information, please contact Rachel on 02 4388 4595 or by email: email@example.com
Click here for more information on the Sydney Paper Crafts Festival.
Hope to see you there!
A few months ago Craft Stamper Magazine featured the Darkroom Door Garden Inchies stamp set in their Stampers Challenge section in their June 2012 issue. I contributed two projects to the article. One was a decorated box:
The metal corners were also highlighted with Copper Inka Gold to bring out the detail.
The Garden Inchies were stamped onto a background I created using alcohol inks. So easy and fun to do!
I also created a pendant using a couple of Scrabble tiles. Just stamped the Inchies onto the back using Staz On ink, then coloured in with Adirondack Pigment pens. Cover with a sealer such as Mod Podge and let it dry. Add the clasp once it's all dry.
For more information on these projects and to see what the other artists created, check out a back issue of the magazine!
Thanks for stopping by!
Anna-Karin Evaldsson - South Africa
Belinda Spencer - Australia
Connie Mercer - USA
Godelieve Tijskens - Belgium
Hels Sheridan - UK
Liesbeth Fidder - Netherlands
Marjie Kemper - USA
Melissa Phillips - USA
Rachel Greig - Australia
Sephi Kemp - Australia
Susie Campbell - Australia
Suzanne Czosek - USA
Teresa Abajo - Australia
I'm so honoured and excited to be working with these artists this year! It's going to be a very creative and inspiring year ahead!
The 2012 Scrap It TV Christmas Special has been showing all week on TV4ME! We've had such great feedback on the Scrap It TV Facebook page and here on my blog. Thanks so much for watching!
As you can see, this technique is perfect for the Word Block stamps! It really makes each word stand out to create a colourful card!
Good news - I've made the instructions into a PDF download so you can refer to it whenever you please. As a bonus, I've also included step by step instructions to create a different card using the same technique with a flower stamp.
Download CustomInkPads (1.3 MB)
I hope you enjoy this technique! Thanks again for watching!
Recently I filmed a few segments for the Scrap It TV Christmas Special at the Darkroom Door studio. All the presenters filmed their segments on the same day in the studio, so it was a lot of fun hanging out and watching each project being filmed.
The Scrap It TV Christmas Special will be on your TV screens on Sunday 16th December at 6pm on free to air channels 64 and 74!
Hope you will tune in!