It's my turn on the Sizzix UK blog again and this time I've shared a Happy Birthday card using Darkroom Door stamps and Sizzix dies. Click here to jump over to the Sizzix UK blog to read the details on how it was created!
1. Create a green card base by trimming the cardstock to 240mm x 150mm and fold in half.
2. Ink the Darkroom Door French Script Background stamp using Venetian Orange Archival ink and stamp onto the top left and bottom right corners. Ink the Darkroom Door Flourish Background Stamp using the same ink pad and stamp onto the bottom left and top right corners. Sponge around the edge of the card using Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
3. Use white cardstock to cut one piece from the Sizzix Baroque die 656633. Ink the flower from Darkroom Door 'Bold Blossoms' stamp set using Distress Markers (Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door) and stamp onto the die cut cardstock. Squeeze some Viva Decor Transparent Gloss Gel onto the petals and allow to dry.
4. Sponge the edges of the die cut cardstock using Crushed Olive Distress Ink. Wrap bakers twine around the base of the cardstock and tie at the front. Adhere to card using foam adhesive.
5. Create some labels using the Sizzix Pillow Box with Labels die 658268. This die has three different sized labels on it so you can choose the one that suits your sentiment!
6. Sponge around the edges of the die cut label using Crushed Olive Distress Ink. Stamp the sentiment from Darkroom Door 'Orchids' stamp set using Archival Jet Black ink. Adhere to card using foam adhesive.
Hope you have enjoyed today's idea! Thanks for stopping by!
Hi there! Today I'm sharing more ideas using Darkroom Door stamps and Sizzix dies together. One of my favourite dies is the Sizzlits Paper Rosette. It's so easy to use and if you're looking for some extra texture and dimension for your project, this is the die to use! I think my favourite way to use it is to create flowers:
Here's how I made this card:
1. Trim Yellow cardstock to 12cm square. Ink up the Darkroom Door Postcards Background stamp using Venetian Orange Archival Ink and stamp only a small portion of the stamp onto the centre of the yellow cardstock.
5. Sponge Peeled Paint Distress Ink around the edges of yellow cardstock
and adhere to 13cm square piece of green cardstock. Tap Olive Archival
Ink onto the edges of the green cardstock to give it a textured look.
Adhere panel to folded 14cm square cream card.
6. Cut two flowers using the Paper Rosette Sizzlits die using orange cardstock. Fold into flowers and adhere to the card using a strong glue. I used Glossy Accents.
I love that you can cut thick pieces of grungeboard, chipboard, fabric and lots of other materials using this die.
Here's how I made the card:
Arc De Triomphe
1. Fold a 210mm x 150mm piece of dark brown cardstock in half to form a horizontally opening card.
2. Die cut Grungeboard with Tim Holtz 'Ornamental' die. Sponge with Forest Moss and Stormy Sky Distress Ink. Stamp French Script Background Stamp over the top with Archival Jet Black inkpad.
3. Punch a hole on the left and right sides of the grungeboard using a Crop A Dile. Thread black ribbon through both holes.
4. Adhere Grungeboard to card using foam tape. Finish wrapping the ribbon around the inside of the card and tie on the right hand side of the card as shown.
5. Stamp Arc de Triomphe from the DDRS050 Champs Elysee stamp set onto Fawn Cardstock with Jet Black ink. Trim and sponge edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere to left side of grungeboard.
6. Stamp the little flower from the same set onto Fawn cardstock using Sepia ink three times. Trim around each flower and sponge the edges. Adhere to the grungeboard.
7. Stamp ‘Paris’ from the ‘Cafe de Paris’ stamp from the Champs Elysee stamp set using Jet Black ink. Distress the edges with a paper distresser and adhere to the grungeboard with foam adhesive.
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...
1. Stamp 'Splatter Background DDBS009'
onto folded blue card using Archival Sepia ink pad. Sponge around the
edges of the card using the Sepia ink pad with an ink blending tool.
2. Cut the Styled Label from grungeboard. Stamp the quote from 'Artist DDRS027'
stamp set onto the label using Archival Jet Black ink pad. Sponge
around the edges of the grungeboard using Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
3. Pierce a hole at the top and bottom of the label using an awl and insert two decorative brads.
4. Adhere grungeboard to front of card using foam adhesive to complete!
Here's a second card using the same die:
1. Stamp 'Mesh Background DDBS016'
onto folded cream card using Archival Sepia ink pad. Lightly sponge
around the edges of the card using the same ink with an ink blending
2. Tear a strip of kraft glassine paper and sew onto the bottom of the
card using a zig zag stitch on your sewing machine. Crumple up the edges
of the paper to give it more texture.
3. Trim an image from the 'Wilderness Montage DDMN006' and ink around the edges with Archival Sepia ink. Adhere to left side of card as shown.
4. Cut the Styled Label from grungeboard. Stamp quote from 'Vintage Automobiles DDRS033'
stamp set onto the label using Archival Sepia ink pad. Sponge the edges
of the grungeboard lightly with Sepia ink using an ink blending tool.
5. Pierce a hole at the left and right sides of the label using an awl and insert two decorative brads.
6. Adhere grungeboard to the card using foam adhesive to complete!
Hope you've enjoyed these cards and ideas! Now it's over to you... I'd love to hear your feedback on what Sizzix dies you love! Please let me know in the comments!
I'll look forward to sharing more ideas with you soon.