Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Merry Mail by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
I'm creating with a really fun set called Merry Mail  
by Darkroom Door. Another great release!!!

This set is designed for decorating envelopes but I can see
a few cards and tags also!!!

These are small tags with straight stamping.  I used Archival inks by
and speckled with white acrylic paint for a snowy effect.

The little sleigh scene was created using the Small Circle Stencil set and
 the Merry Mail set.  No fancy stamping,  just ink and stamps.  Archival ink and
white and red acrylic paint complete the card.
 Using the stamps in the Merry Mail set  with Archival ink to decorate
the envelope. for that special card.  The envelope is speckled with
white acrylic paint.
Tip:  Best way to get great speckles, water the acrylic paint down and use a old toothbrush to spread the paint.

Another example of the fun stamps that make it easy to decorate the
envelope when sending cards.
Products used: Darkroom Door: Merry Mail, Season's Greeting and Small
 Circle Stencil set
Other: Ranger ink, acrylic paint, twine
See all of the newly released stamps and stencils by
Darkroom Door HERE.

Thanks for stopping by~

Monday, October 28, 2019

Star Set Stencil by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I'm creating with the newly released Small Stencil Star Set by
Darkroom Door.
I created Christmas Ornaments from the positive and negative images in
 this Star Stencil set.

I did  step by step photo's of the bird ornament so you could see the process.
  Let me show you~
First creating the background for the star.

I inked the Starry night BG stamp up with Versa Mark and stamped on Kraft
cardstock.  Apply embossing powder, shake off excess.  Another way to create a
background is to stamp with ink, like I did for the script ornament.

Position the Star image over the embossed background and trim out.

I cut around the Star leaving about an 1/8" over hang.  Stamp the evergreen foliage
on the front of the Star.  Stamp the bird on cardstock, color and trim out.

Attach front and back together with Extreme Double-Sided Tape by Scrapbook
 Adhesives by 3L.  
I added a puff of cotton in the center for dimension.
Add the berries to the front of the ornament with red acrylic paint and a
stylus.  The stylus will give you a perfect dot.
Using the Dylusions/Shimmer Sprays by Ranger, this was sprayed on Kraft
 cardstock using the negative, of the Star image,  then trimmed out like
the above photo shows.

You will have lots of over spray on the stencil.  I used this on a journal page.
I turned the inky mess onto a journal page.  Nothing wasted here.

Products used: Darkroom Door: Star Stencil set (new), Christmas Script BG,
Starry Night BG (new), Bird Life, Merry Christmas, Pine Leaf, Diamond Stencil,
Med. Journey Stencil, Lrg. and Mesh Stencil
All products can be found HERE. Ranger: Archival inks,  Modeling paste, Shimmer sprays and Distress Oxide ink
other: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, glitter pen and Uni-ball white pen

Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Fall cards with Joy Clair and Leisure Arts~

Hi guys!!
It is my turn on the Joy Clair Blog!
I created some fallish (is that a word) cards that make me ready for some
 cool weather and football. 
These cards were created by using the markers as a mixed media type ink.  I scribbled the ink on a non stick mat and added a small amount of water and dabbed the ink on the watercolor  paper.  I dried the paper with a heat tool after each color.  I just kept layering colors (from the markers) until I got a fallish mix of color. Something a cool November day would be proud of.  The images form the Fall, family & Football stamp set were stamped out and colored in with the dual tip markers by Leisure Arts.   
The images were adhered to the card front with Dimensional adhesive and then double matted on coordinating cardstock.  The cards are 3" X 4" /small great for gift bags are football goodies! 

The second card is created using the same technique except I used Distress Oxides inks instead of the dual tip markers.  The background was created the same.  The images were water colored with Distress Oxide ink.  The images were adhered to the card front with dimensional adhesive/foam squares. The card front was double matted on coordinating cardstock and then adhered to a folded card.  This is a 3" X 3" card so it is perfect for a gift bag or used as a card on some game day treats!
Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Great Friend Small Stamp by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
Darkroom Door has released its Fall/Winter stamp and stencil
collection and I got to create with some of the release.  

These small stamps are easy to use.  You can create many cards in
 a short time frame.  That speaks to me~
First up~a set!!!

On the first card the background was created stamping only the top
part of the flower stamp.  I inked the flower with two different colors of
ink and stamped in random spots on the card front.  The centers of the flowers
were created using brown acrylic paint and the small end of a stylus.  Makes
a perfect little circle.  The sentiment was then stamped over the background.
Double mat and adhere with 3D foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
to a folded card.  The second card (on the right) is very quick and easy!!
The flower is inked up with 3 different color ink pads.  Sounds hard but it
 will work great.  Doesn't matter if a little brown get on a leaf, gives the
flower a realistic look.  M
at the flower and pop it up with 3D foam squares.
Stamp sentiment on card front. Double mat and add to a folded card.
Speckle card with black ink to complete the set.

To create the circle, to highlight the stamps, use the Small Circle stencil by
Darkroom Door.  Use your favorite color, with a foam applicator, to create the circle.
Stamp the sentiment in the center with black ink.  Stamp the flower to the side using
three different colors of ink.  Coordinate the cardstock to match the focal of your card.
Double mat with 3D foam squares and adhere to card front. Adhere to a folded card.
Tie with brown twine or hemp twine. Speckle with black ink to complete this card.
Check out all the new stamps and stencils HERE.
Thanks for stoppling by~

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sloth Day with Joy Clair~

Hi guys!!
Today Joy Clair is having an Instagram Hop for Sloth Day!!!

Joy Clair
has the cutest Sloth set that is perfect to
celebrate this day!!

 This card was created with Distress Oxides and Archival ink.  The background was
created using several colors of Distress Oxides watered down.  The paper
was placed in the watered down inks and then a heating tool was used to dry after
each color.  The colors were layered until I got a cool background for the
Sloth card.  The stamps were used with Archival ink and colored in with
 Distress Oxide ink. The card front was added to a folded card.  The sentiment
was adhered with dimensional adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Twine was added and ink splats to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by~
Hope you will join Joy Clair over on Instagram!!!!

Saturday, October 19, 2019

"Give Thanks" Card ~ creating with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!

Hi guys!!
I'm super excited to be a Guest Designer over on the
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog 
until the end of the year. Here is a peek of my supply
box. Can't wait to try so many new (to me) products

 My favorite adhesive for paper crafting!!!
I created a "Give Thanks" card using several Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
products along with stamps (Joy Clair) and inks (Ranger).  For step out instructions
 visit the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog for All the details.
I would love for you to take a few minutes and look at the complete
process of creating the "Give Thanks" card.

Pin It!

Thanks for stopping by~

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Starry Night by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
Sharing my creative work using the newly released stamps
by Darkroom Door.
This blog post is using the Starry Night Background Stamp.
I created a couple of Christmas cards with this gorgeous  background
stamp.  First up is the "Believe" card.

The background was created first and then the other images were stamped
over the background.  Using the Starry Night background stamp,
ink it up with Versa Mark, roll the stamp up (no block) and roll it on the card front.
Emboss with clear embossing powder.  I used a cloud stencil along
 with Pan Pastels to create the clouds.  Stamp the bird house (Bird Life set) on the
 background using Archival ink/Potting Soil.  Add the greenery from the
Merry Christmas set.  The red berries were added with red acrylic paint and
a stylus tool.  Stamp the bird, shade with Distress ink and trim out.  Pop the bird up
with 3D foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  Stamp the sentiment on
the card front.  Double mat on dark green cardstock and add to a folded card. Speckle
with black ink to complete the card.

To create this card start by stamping the Starry Night background with Versa Mark
 on beige cardstock.  Use  Gold Tinsel by Ranger to emboss the star background.
Cut the background into thirds.  Adhere on foil paper (Rinea). Adhere to a folded
beige card.  Using the Brushed Christmas Vol.1 stamp set
stamp the Christmas Tree in library green ink and trim out.  Spray a small section
 of scratch cardstock with Dylusions Shimmer Spray / Lemon Zest and stamp the
small star on the backside of the paper you sprayed.  The ink won't show on the star and
trim out.  Add to the top of the Christmas Tree.  Adhere with 3D foam squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to the card front. Add small pearls to the tree and twine at the bottom
of the card front. Stamp the sentiment and add to card. Speckle with black ink to
complete the card.

Take a look at the complete selection of newly released stamps
and stencils on the Darkroom Door web site.
Thanks for stopping by~

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Milestone Small Stamp by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
Darkroom Door is releasing their Fall/Winter release of stamps
and they have some fun and festive stamps.  Excited to get to share
 the stamps and my creations with you.

Up first is the new Milestone Small Stamp. 
There are four of these size stamps and super cute!!!
I created a couple of projects~

The card size is about  3" x 3".  The card front a sprayed with the new
Shimmer Spray by Dylusions.  This is called Vibrant Turquoise.
I then used Archival Jet Black ink and stamped over the shimmer spray.
  Pearls were added to the card front.  3D adhesive foam squares by Scrapbook
Adhesives by3L
was used to adhere the card front to the card base.

The envelopes were stamped and then sprayed with the shimmer spray.  Very
simple but cute project.  I love this size of cards, so fun to tuck inside a
gift bag.

My next project includes candy :)
These are really fun and the stamp is perfect for saying and giving at the
same time.  

To create a sleeve, for the candy bar to slip in, you will need a brown paper
lunch bag.  Size it down and then stamp the front of it with different
color inks.  I used Ranger inks and went with the colors in the candy wrapper.
The tag is decorated and then stamped with the sentiment.  These go fast and are great
little party favors.

Thanks for stopping by~
Check out the full NEW release at Darkroom Door.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Blue Knight Rubber Stamps ~ October challenge

Hi guys!
 Blue Knight Rubber Stamps is hosting an October challenge
on their Facebook page, Fans of Blue Knight Stamps..  I thought it would
 be fun to join in~

My card is simple but FUN!!! Really all that matters :)

I used the Birthday Fun set and Birthday Wishes set by Blue Knight Rubber
.  The card is simply stamped with Archival inks/black and red.
The center image is double matted and popped up with dimensional
adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  The card front was adhered to
 a folded card.

Hope you will play along~
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Darkroom Door October Challenge~

Hi guys!!
There is a great challenge going on over on the Facebook fan page 
for Darkroom Door.  It is a fun one!!
The challenge using one of the small 
stencils to create a card.

October Challenge: Shaped Stencil Sets!
This month we challenge you to create a project using any of our shaped Stencil Sets!
Your project can be a card, tag, art journal page, scrapbook page, mixed media project... anything goes! Your project just needs to show the use of one of our shaped Stencil Sets. (Circle, Square, Oval, Rectangle, Heart, Diamond, Hexagon, Short Rectangle, Star, Christmas Tree, Bauble and Christmas Reindeer)
Here's how to enter the challenge:
* Create a project using a Darkroom Door shaped stencil set. You can use other products too, but Darkroom Door products must be one of the main elements or features of the design.
* Post a photo here in the Darkroom Door Inspiration group with the tag #darkroomdooroctoberchallenge
* You have until October 31st, 2019 to enter.
* Project must be new and not previously uploaded to the group.
* Create as many projects as you like! (of course you are always welcome to upload ANY other project you create with Darkroom Door products too, not just ones for the challenge! We like to see what you are creating!)
One winner will be picked at random (within the first week of November 2019) and will receive a Rubber Stamp set and stencil (or equivalent) of your choice.
To inspire you, here's some cards where I've used the Circle and Rectangle Stencil Sets!
Good luck and happy creating!!
Hope to see your work~
Thanks for stopping by!!!