Thursday, October 22, 2020

Christmas Bush with Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!
I'm creating with the new set by Darkroom Door called 
Christmas Bush!



This set would be great using the traditional colors of
Christmas or using the stamps like a silhouette image.
I have an example of both~


I started with background stamps on white cardstock for
both cards. A great starting place!

This card was created with two inks, Distress Oxide and Archival
Jet Black. Very simple and festive.  I used a stamping platform
on this one, so I could re-stamp, to insure a good strong
 black impression.

On this one I used the small ink pads by Ranger so I 
could get ink where I wanted and didn't want :):) ~ I
only have a few small inks but did have the colors I needed
.

Products used:
Darkroom Door: Christmas Bush, Christmas Script BG, Torn Text BG,
Lots of Labels, Christmas Reindeer, Filmstrip.
other: Ranger: Archival, Distress Oxide ink.
Thanks for stopping by~
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Monday, October 19, 2020

Slimline card with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

 Hi guys!!
It's my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today!
I'm sharing a Slimline card using PhotoPlay Paper Co. (Confetti Collection)
 along with awesome adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Take a look~


All the details can be found over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Blog along with step out pictures.



The beautiful Confetti paper is added to the inside of the
envelope and stars stamped on the front of the envelope
makes for a very festive card set!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie



Creative Time: 40 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

E-Z Runner Grand White Permanent Dispenser
Crafty Foam Tape 108′
3D Foam Strips
3D Foam Squares Regular Size

Other
Patterned Papers, Die Cuts and Stamps: PhotoPlay Paper Co. (Confetti Collection); Craft Dies: Kat Scrappiness (Rectangle Slimline Die) and Gina Marie Designs (Scalloped Slimline Die); Flatback Pearls


Friday, October 16, 2020

Small Stamps by Darkroom Door~

 Hi guys!!
I have four newly released Small Stamps to share with 
you by Darkroom DoorThey are adorable!!!!


Cute, right?


Each one of these cards are created with the same steps.
The background is a stencil with Distress Oxide ink. I
then stamped over the backgrounds using the Number Medley set.
Highlights were added and colored in with Distress
Oxide inks.  The sentiment (small stamps) were stamped over
the mixed media background. They measure about 4 1/2 X 4 1/2.
A really cute size!!

Products used: Darkroom Door: Biggest Hugs, Make the Most
Enjoy the Magic and Love and Sunshine.
 Buzzing Bees, Number Medley, Sketchy Stars, Fine Leaves.
Darkroom Door stencils: Diamonds stencil sm., Mesh stencil lrg., 
Brick Wall stencil sm., Arty Circle sm., Sunshine stencil sm.
Other: Distress Oxide, Archival ink, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thanks for stopping by~
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Gerbera Daisy Stamps by Darkroom Door~

 Hi guys!!

Today I'm sharing cards made with the Gerbera Daisy
set by Darkroom Door.  Very cool set!!!!


I created two cards with a mixed media vibe.


The background is colored with Distress Oxide ink.  All
of the elements are colored with Distress Oxide. Archival ink
is used to stamp the images.  The sentiment is stamped on top
of the Gerbera Daisy.  Very easy and striking card!!


The same process was used to create this card. The Distress Oxide
 inks are great watercolors.  One of my favorite ways to use
them.  
Products used: Gerbera Daisy, Number Medley, Fine Leaves,
Grunge Marks and Brick Wall stencil small.
Other: Distress Oxide inks, Archival inks, acrylic paint,
 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
Thanks for stopping by~
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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Sketched Alphabet by Darkroom Door~

 Hi guys!
I have more Darkroom Door to share with you!!!
I'm showcasing Sketched Alphabet.  I think you will 
love this set!!!

When I trimmed out this set I decided to keep the
stamps in strips.  I may cut each letter out separately
at a later date.  My vision was using this set as a background.
With that said here is my first card~


The stamps were stamped in strips.  The background, along with the
letters, are colored with Distress Oxide ink.  The typewriter is stamped with 
Archival ink and colored with Distress Oxide ink.  It is them trimmed out. 
The same process was used with the pencil stamp.  Sketchy Stars are
 added along with the sentiment.

Even though the stamps are in strips, they worked great for
this design.  I stamped the letters, trimmed then out , colored
 and then adhered to the card front.  The leaves are stamped
over the mixed media background.  Sketchy Stars were added for
excitement! Being HOME is exciting!!

Products used: Sketched Alphabet, Garden birds, Carved Leaves,
Bird Life. Typewriter, Spiral Notebook, Pencils, Sketchy Stars.
Other: Distress Oxide, Archival ink, TH idea-ology/Big Chat.
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Thank for stopping by~
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Monday, October 5, 2020

Television and Sketchy Stars stamps by Darkroom Door~

 Hi guys!!
Today I'm sharing cards made with the Television and 
Sketchy Stars Eclectic stamps by Darkroom Door.
Here is a look at the release~


I will be sharing the bottom two at a later date so come back!!!


A mixed media background was created and then stencils and the 
Television stamp was embossed and placed on the card front.
Products used: Television, Sketchy Stars, Take Flight,
 Number Medley and the Brick Wall stencil small.
Other: Distress Oxide, Archival ink and black embossing
powder by Ranger.  Adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


Background for card was created with the Sketchy Stars
and then embossed. Elements added to create the card. The Television
is stamped and then a scene is added to the screen. 
Products used: Darkroom Door: Television, Sketching Stars,
Dream Big Sentiment stamp and Montage sheet (retired). 
Other: TH paper Dolls, embossing powder, Distress Oxide and
 Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L.


Created a background using stencils and then added vines and stars
Products used: Sketchy Stars, Lots of Labels, Fine Leaves and
Awesome Med. Stencil.
Other: Distress Oxide, Archival ink and clear embossing powder
 by Ranger.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L was used for the adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by~
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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Card Kit by Photo Play Paper with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today!!
I always love it when it is my turn~
Today I have a collections cards that were created from a card
kit by Photo Play.  It is a themed kit for Birthdays called Confetti.
It comes with the supplies to create 8 cards!!! Wow!!!
Sure makes it easy to put them together with the great adhesives
by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. 
I have a tutorial over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog 
and it shows the different kinds of adhesive I used for different 
die cuts and embellishments.
 
Hope you enjoyed these Confetti Birthday cards and inspire you to break
 open a card kit!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Creative Time: 30 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
HomeHobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen
Other: Card Kit: Photo Play Paper (Confetti Card Kit); Twine
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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Filmstrip Stamps, more inspiration by Darkroom Door~

 Hi guys!!
I have some more projects to share using the newly
released Flimstrip/Butterflies by Darkroom Door.
This is really a fun one!!!


Easy bookmarks embossed and colored with Distress Oxide inks.
Add the eyelet long with the coordinating twine or
ribbon and that's it!!! Done!!!



Stamp four Filmstrips out on white cardstock and trim.  Cut at
an angle at each corner and staple or tape together. Repeat for each
corner.  The inside is a mixed media quote for the day!


Products used: 
Darkroom Door: Filmstrip/Butterflies, Make the Most, Fine Leaves,
Butterflies and Number Medley.
Other: Archival and Distress Oxide inks.
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Runner Grand White Permanent, Adhesive
Dots, Glue Pen.

Thanks for stopping by~
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

National Coffee Day!!!

 Hi guys!!
I'm hopping (all by myself) celebrating 
National Coffee Day!! Lots of prizes and inspiration will be 
found over at Coffee Loving Cardmakers!!  So get your coffee and settle in~


 I'm creating with
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps, Darkroom Door and
 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. 

                                 I have some quick and easy steps to creating this card for your
                                                                     coffee lov'in friends!!!


Step 1:  Create a background for your card using Distress Oxide inks.
I used 3 brown tone colors.  I was going for a coffee color~
Stamp the image using Archival ink/Jet Black.


Step 2: Color in the image with Distress Oxide inks watered down.
They work just like watercolor paints. So easy!! Stamp a couple background
 images over the focal (cup and books). I used a light gray ink and black when
 doing this.


Step 3: Use 3D adhesive to add dimension to the card front.  Double mat and
adhere with tape runner.




Products used:
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps: Beau-tea-ful
Darkroom Door: Number Medley, Lots of Labels
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: Crafty Foam Tape 108'
E-Z Runner Grand White Permanent Dispenser
Other: Tim Holtz Distress Mixed Media Heavystock,
Distress Oxide ink, Archival ink, Stampers Anonymous 
#Hashtags.

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Monday, September 28, 2020

Film Strip Stamps by Darkroom Door~

Hi guys!!
I'm sharing some new stamps by Darkroom Door
called Filmstrip Stamps.


 I'm creating with the first two~
This is a really creative take on the film strip stamp. 
No limitations here.


The first card is a slimline card.  To create the background a Darkroom 
Door stencil (Mesh) was used.  The Filmstrip is embossed and
trimmed out. The coloring is Distress Oxide inks.  You
know I love to add color with the inks!!

The second card is over sized to accommodate for the length
of the Filmstrip stamp.  I wanted to use the entire image.
The background is created using Distress Oxide inks.
I have six colors on the the card.  Fine Leaves were stamped
 and then colored with left over Distress Oxide that was used
for the card background. I used the Take Flight small stamp
for the sentiment.
I have more to share, so come back:):)
Thanks for stopping by~

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

New Stencils by Darkroom Door~

 Hi guys!!
Darkroom Door is launching a new release and it is fabulous!!!
I will be showcasing the Small Stencils.  They are about a 4"X6" size.
Just the right size for a card front.



I started with the Moon Stencil~

Products used:
Darkroom Door: Moon Stencil, Number Medley, Sketchy Stars,
Dream Big and Torn Text.
Other: Ranger, TH Idea-ology and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Next up is the Rainbow Stencil and the Sun Stencil~
Products used: 
Darkroom Door: Sun Stencil, Rainbow Stencil, Sm. Handwritten
Script stencil, Love & Sunshine Small Stamp and Grunge Marks.
Other: PanPastels, Ranger and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Last is the Cloud Stencil~
Products used: 
Darkroom Door: Cloud Stencil, Love and Sunshine Small Stamp, 
Biggest Hugs Small Stamp. Grunge Marks, Wellbeing Med. Stencil,
Bird Life.
Other: Ranger, DecoArt and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thanks for stopping by~
Check out all of the new release at Darkroom Door.
Connie

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Mixed Media Tags with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~

Hi guys!!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today.
I have some mixed media tags to share using the Creative Photo
Corners Black to create flowers from.  Very fun and so pretty!!!


I have a full tutorial on the flowers and the tags over on the
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.  The flowers are really easy!!
You will need a pack of the corners and the great thing is
they come in different color so that means different color flowers!!!
That is a win win for sure!!
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Creative Time: 60 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
Other:
Stamps: Darkroom Door; Ink: Ranger Ink (Distress Oxide Inks); Buttons; Tags; Library Envelope; Twine; White Paint
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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Mixed Media Background with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L~


Hi Guys!!
Today is my day over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog
I have a really cool background technique to share using the

I have all the details over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.
It really is worth taking a look.
Here is a little teaser~
I used PanPastels to add color to the E-Z Squares, to create the look 
of a brick wall.  Check it out ~

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer
Creative Time: 40 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate
Other products: WOW embossing powder, PanPastels, Distress Oxide ink, Darkroom Door stamps and A Jillian Vance Design stamps.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Darkroom Door September 1st new release~



Hi guys!!
I thought this day was never gonna come :):)
But IT is here.
September 1st Darkroom Door stamp and
stencil release.  Take a look~


Love all of these and they will pair nicely with sets already in the
line.  Really love the Christmas Bush set !!!

The Stars and old TV really speak to me.  I have all kinds of
ideas in my head!!!!

 Aren't these COOL?  I really think they are!!!

These are just so cute and make it so easy and fast to create a
4" x 4" card.  They fit perfectly.  These also pair well with many
stamps in the DD Store.
Love these!! The rainbow is God's Promise, to us, not to 
flood our land. 
Sun, Moon, Clouds/rain and Rainbow ~ well done!!
Thanks for stopping by~
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