Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Pocket Page with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.  
I have had the best time creating these fun photo film strips that
fit perfectly in a page pocket on a scrapbook page.  I was able to 
scrapbook sixteen photos on one page!  That is success!!
All of the details along with step out photos are on
 the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3LBlog.   
Products used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Black Photo corners, 3D Foam Squares,
1/2" Extreme Double-Sided tape,
Glue Pen and E-Z Runner Grand.
Other: Authentique, Bella  Blvd. stickers, Elizabeth Crafts, Imagine Crafts,
Joy Clair, Darkroom Door


Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer
Guest Designer

Friday, November 15, 2019

Knitting Background Stamp by Darkroom Door

Hi guys!
I am creating with the Knitting Background Stamp by Darkroom Door. 
This coordinates with the
Hand Knitted set beautifully!!
My first project is a card using the Knitting Background as a background.
I was going for a camo background.  I used Distress Oxide inks to create the background.
The background stamp was stamped on white cardstock and trimmed down to
card size.  It was then placed in watered down Distress Oxide ink (3 different
 colors of brown and greens).  I used a heat tool to speed up
the drying of the ink.  The yarn balls were stamped using the same colors of
ink.  They were wrapped in twine to match the ink.  The sentiment was
 stamped out on Kraft cardstock and cut a part in strips.  The sentiment was
added to the card front with 3D adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

This is a really cute idea to do with children.  It is easy too!
Stamp the Knitting Background on Kraft cardstock with the color
of ink you want. I used Archival/Potting Soil.  Trace the mittens
on and then cut out.  Decorate with cotton and embellishments.  Cut two and
then glue twine or jute on one side.  You can cut two of each hand and then
the twine won't show on the back.  That is how these were created.  Speckle with
white acrylic paint for the snow effect. 

Close-up of the Knitting Background!!!
Products used:
Darkroom Door: Hand Knitted and Knitting Background stamp
Ranger: Distress Oxide inks, Archival/Jet Black
 Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hand Knitted Stamps by Darkroom Door

Hi guys!
I have been creating with this fun set.  If you are a knitter this is for you.
My first project is a card that I used several of the knitting
images on.

I started by stamping the yarn ball image in different colors of
Archival  inks. With that being said you could create this card
using your favorite colors.  The knitting needles were stamped in Archival Jet
Black ink to create a border for the card front.  The sentiments were stamped
out on white cardstock and then punched out with a circle punch.  Yes, I used
a punch in the world of electronic cutters.  They still work!!!! 
Mat the circles with coordinating cardstock.  Add to the card front and then
double mat with coordinating cardstock. Add to a folded card.  Complete the card with
twine and black ink splats

The next project is a couple of tags created from the images in the
Hand Knitted Set.  The background for the tag is created using
Distress Oxide inks and water.  The knitting needle stamp is stamped
Archival Jet Black on the tag.  The sentiment is stamped on white cardstock
and then double matted and attached to the tag front.  Super cute to add to a
 hand knitted item!

This knitting basket tag was created with Archival Jet Black ink, stamped
out on white cardstock.  The image was trimmed out and colored
with Distress Markers by Ranger.  The hand knitted by: was stamped
out on white cardstock and added to the basket.
Products used:
Darkroom Door: Hand Knitted set
Distress Oxide ink by Ranger
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
other: twine, wooden heart

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Christmas Tree Stencil by Darkroom Door

Hi guys!!
Today I'm sharing the Small Stencil/Christmas Tree set.  It comes
 with the negative and positive of the Christmas Tree.
  Very cool!

I kinda of went out of the box on this one~let me
show you.  They are really cute and no, they are not
hard to make.  Just your time!
I put together a few pictures to show how they were put

The first two photos (side by side) are showing how to use stencil and how to
position the stencil to make it easy to cut them out.  They are the right way
 for a tree front and a tree back.  Cut them out and glue a Popsicle stick
between the front and back of the tree.  Stick the Popsicle stick in the spool
hole. Cover the spool with pattern paper. Decorate the tree with stamped images
 and moss.  The bottom photos side by side are the same project
except I used the Brushed Christmas set Vol.1 by Darkroom Door.  The only
difference it back of this tree will be Kraft cardstock, no image.  Speckle
the tress with white acrylic paint.  Add twine and small tags to the base of
the spool. 

The card was created using the positive image of the
Christmas Tree as a mask.  I stenciled the Christmas Tree on the card front.
I then covered it with the positive image and stenciled the background
on using the Lrg. Mesh stencil by Darkroom Door.  The Christmas
Tree was covered so mesh pattern wasn't applied to the tree.   I then outlined
with a white uni-ball pen. A Star was stamped out and adhered to the top of
the tree.  The trunk of the tree is covered with some some twigs. The
sentiment was added.  To complete the card I speckled the tree with white
acrylic paint.
The envelope was created using Archival inks, the Small stencil/Christmas Tree
and the Merry Mail set.  This is really easy and fun to create a envelope
that will go perfect with the card.
Products used:
Darkroom Door: Small Stencil/Christmas Tree, Merry Mail,
Brushed Christmas Vol.1, Bird Life and mail Art.

Ranger: Archival inkYou can find all of these HERE.
other:Vintage spools, Popsicle sticks, sm. twigs, Kraft cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by~

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Hochanda ~ today with Darkroom Door!

Hi guys!!
Darkroom Door was on Hochanda today with
some of their awesome stamps.  The show shared five
of my cards.  Just thrills me when this happens!!
You can catch the show HERE ~it is up for 60 days. The episodes
you want to check out are the Let Leonie Loose shows.  She also creates with
the stamps and shows lots of technique and ways to create using
Darkroom Door Stamps.
These are the cards I created that were on the show today~

Turkey Talk with Joy Clair & Imagine Crafts

Hi guys!
It's my turn on the Joy Clair blog today. We are doing a cross
promotion with Imagine Crafts. I got to create with some new products
 (to me) that I really like!!!

The background, for the card, was created using the Falling Leaves Background stamp by Joy Clair.  Each of the leaves were colored in with several different fall colors of Distress Oxide inks.  The Turkey was stamped out on a mix media type background created with watered down Distress Oxide inks.  The Turkey was trimmed out and then double matted on a background created using the Broken Brick Background by Joy Clair.  The size is about 2 1/2" X 2 1/2" .  Twine was wrapped around the bottom of the turkey and then adhered to the card front with dimensional adhesive.  All the stamping was done with Versa Fine Clair / Nocturne ink by Imagine Crafts.  The black splats are created with the irRESISTible Embellisher/Tuxedo Black by Imagine Crafts. 

To complete the double mat the turkey focal in the center of the card.  Double mat on coordinating cardstock and adhere to a folded card.  This is such a fun set and has so many possibilities for creating cute "Thanksgiving" cards or place sitting cards for the special day.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps ~ DT announcement!

Hi guys!!
I have happy news to share !!
I will be creating for Blue Knight Rubber Stamps (6 month term)
starting January 2020.
This is one of the cards I submitted for the DT call~

This is using Family is Everything Stamp by BKRS.
The new 2020 team (6 month term) for Blue Knight Rubber Stamps!!!
Thanks for stopping by~