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 

Thanks for stopping by~

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!!

Published in Creative Scrapbooker ~ Spring 2021

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~


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.

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~

Creative Time: 60 Minutes
Skill Level: Beginner
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~