Monday, November 28, 2022

Sunflowers by Darkroom Door~ An Art Journal Page.

I'm showcasing my last project from the NEW RELEASE
by Darkroom Door.  This set is called Sunflowers!
So pretty!!  Great for cards too.

These are big images and that makes them perfect for an art 
journal page. Let me show you~

The background is created with watered down Distress Oxide inks.
The stencil is added next for the brick wall. I stamped the Sunflowers
in random spots doing one big one and four smaller ones.  I
stamped a large and small Sunflower and colored them with Distress
Oxide inks and then trimmed out.  Those were placed over two of
the stamped Sunflowers adding dimension to the page. 

The NEW Mini Marks are added along with numbers from
 the Number Medley set.  The Elegant Ladies Collage Sheets
were added (just pieces) in random spots.  The sentiment is from
the Sunflower set and is embossed on black cardstock and
added to the journal page.  The last thing I did was speckle the
page with white acrylic paint (using an old toothbrush). 
I just realized the four products that I got to work with go
so well together.  That is great designing Rachel!!!

All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie/Contributing Artist

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Silhouette Stag with Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Here is my 4th Christmas card for Blue Knight
Rubber Stamps
.  I'm using the Silhouette Stag to 
create this quick and simple card.

The background is the Checkered stencil by Darkroom Door . The 
Silhouette Stag is masked of with a circle stencil, then the sunset is
put in with panpastels.  The image is stamped with Archival/Library Green.
Such a great color for this card.  The sentiment is from the 
Christmas Koala set.
 All adhesive used is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

All of my November Christmas cards!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Thanks for stopping by!
Connie/DT member

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Lovely Lantern and Background Builder Stamps with A Jillian Vance Design~

I'm guesting for A Jillian Vance Design for the months of
November and December.  I'm creating
with the Lovely Lantern Die and the
Background Builder Stamps Love those bad boys :):)

I have all the details over on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog.
I used distress oxide ink with an embossed Background Builder
Stamp to get the background for the cards.  The two together create
a resist. 

Other A Jillian Vance Design products used are: Jingle All the Way
 Stamp set
, Stitched Dot Rectangle Die, Classic Candle Dies and
Scattered Snow & Stars Background Builder Stamps.
All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Clipboard Frame Stamp by Darkroom Door~

Today I have a couple projects to share using the NEW
Clipboard Frame stamp by Darkroom Door.
The stamp reminds me of a vintage clipboard so
that was the inspiration.  I use them to showcase
favorite photos and ephemera.

 I have all sizes, of clipboards,
 hanging on my wall so it was easy.  Love them!

First project ~ a tag!!!

 This is a mixed media style tag using many stamp sets
by Darkroom Door, to get a messy background.  I'm using
Distressed Oxide ink in the blues & brown tones.  Blue and
Brown look great together.  The Clipboard is stamped out with 
Distress Oxide also. The grunge marks are added using
Archival black ink by Ranger.  Sets included are:
Clipboard (NEW)
Vintage Office, Number Medley, Faded Circles and
You Matter (NEW).

Second project ~ card.

I'm using the Layered handwriting background stamp as
my background for the clipboard frame stamp. It is matted
on black cardstock. The Clipboard (NEW) is decorated with the Number
Medley stamp set and the Small  Wildflowers stencil.  Also added is
 stamps from Vintage Office and You Matter (NEW) Sentiment
stamp. The girl photo is from the Elegant Ladies Collage sheets.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Stay tuned for more NEW RELEASE projects using 
Darkroom Door products.
All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Connie/Contributing Artist

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Santa is coming to the Ranch Card ~ Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L

Today I have a fun Christmas card to share with you
using the 3D Foam Strips by Scrapbook Adhesive
by 3L.  As always I have ALL the details 
on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog.

This card was so fun to create.  There is some prep work, but so 
worth it.  You will need to build a landscape to add the trees, deer
 and the star of the card the COW.

Check out the tutorial here using 3D Foam Strips. So perfect for
those hard to reach areas. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie/DT Member

Creative Time: 90 minutes
Skill Level: Advanced

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
E-Z Runner Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser
E-Z Runner Permanent Strips Refill
3D Foam Strips
Crafty Foam Tape 108′
3D Foam Squares White Mix

HomeHobby by 3L®
Dual Tip Glue Pen

other: stamps: KatzelKraft, Darkroom Door and Blue Knight Rubber Stamps., ink: Ranger, embossing powder: WOW!

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Away in a Manger with Blue Knight Rubber Stamps and Black Friday Sale!!

My #3 Christmas card for Blue Knight Rubber Stamps is using 
the Away in a Manger set.  Just a reminder for the month of
November the design team will be creating Christmas cards.

I used a circle stencil to mask off the manger after the background
stamp (Matthew 1) was stamped over white cardstock.  Then the 
Away in a manger way stamped over the background and colored
with panpastel and colored pencils. The sentiment is (Love was Born)
stamped and added to the card front.  

Mat the card front on black cardstock and then a folded card
base. The last thing is speckle the card front with
black acrylic paint (use an old  toothbrush). Works really good:).


Black Friday sale…
25% off of all stamps!
November 21-29 2022
The sale code is … Thankful Thank you all for being such wonderful customers and fans of Blue Knight Rubber Stamps
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Blog

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Mercer/DT Member

Friday, November 11, 2022

2022 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop~

Hi guys!
You know I can't stay away from this
fun Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It continues to grow and
 inspire me with awesome coffee art work. 

I have a couple of cards to share using some of my favorite
products.  I'm using Coffee Stamps & Dies by Blue Knight
Rubber Stamps and 3D foam adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L.

Both cards are created with Distress Oxide ink for a mixed media
style card. It is so fun and so EASY to get really
cool backgrounds that a full cup of joe looks like it belongs there :)

Using the Coffee Dies on this one I was able to add to the travel 
coffee mug a sleeve and pop it up with 3D Foam adhesive.  
Love the look!! I used Distress Oxide to make a mixed media
card background. The sentiments are from the One Line Sentiments
by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps friends rock. and happy any day.

Coffee Makes Me, Coffee and Coffee Dies by Blue Knight Rubber

The second card~

Again I'm using the Distress Oxide for the background
and Coffee stamps and dies to get my image. The 
word coffee is embossed with black embossing powder 
and adhered to the card front with the Dual Tip Glue Pen.
Simple but fun!

I have a $25 prize package by Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L  to give away to
some lucky card maker!!! Just leave me a comment and a winner
 will be chosen.

This will come from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and 
EVERYONE can comment for a chance to win.
Karen Day you are the winner!!!
Please email me at

Thanks for stopping by !!

Hey guys!!
Check out Blue Knight they are hopping too.
Lynn got crafty :):)

Thursday, November 10, 2022

One Line Sentiments/thank you. by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

My second Christmas card for Blue Knight Rubber Stamps is a 
fun one.  I used the One Line Sentiments / Thank You.
Yep, for Christmas!! It worked along side other stamps by
Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.

See what I mean!!!  I ended up using 4 different stamp sets to
create this card.  The background is called Brick Wall by
Darkroom Door.  The Policeman is stamped over the
stenciled Brick Wall.  I used a stamping platform to achieve
this.  The Evergreen Tree is from the Bridge Over
set.  This is also stamped over the Brick Wall

The  Santa hat is from the Christmas Koala set.  To make the hat
fit the Policemen's head, trim the corners on both sides of the
hat until it is the right size.  Add the sentiments to the front of the card.
 To complete the card speckle with white acrylic paint.  All adhesives used
are by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie/DT Member

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Lovely Lantern, Vintage Style with A Jillian Vance Design!

I'm guest designing this month and December for
an old friend ~ A Jillian Vance Design.  I'm working with
a Christmas die called Lovely Lantern.  

I used vintage text paper for the background and distressed with
white acrylic paint.  I have all the details over on the
A Jillian Vance Design Blog.  

Other A Jillian Vance Design products used are :  Classic Candle Die,
Stitched Dot Rectangle Die and Light of Christmas Stamp set. 
All adhesive is Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
I hope you will take a look and enjoy!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Regal Buck with Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

For the entire month we, at Blue Knight Rubber Stamps,
will be sharing Christmas cards using some
of our favorite stamps.  Today I'm sharing a card 
created with Regal Buck.

The background was stamped with the 1 John 4 stamp and then the 
Pine Cone Swag is stamped in the corners and edges.  A mask of the 
Regal Buck was used before the background was stamped.  The
Regal Buck was then stamped and colored with panpastels.  The wreath
around the Regal Bucks neck is tricky.  The wreath is stamped with
Archival / Library Green and trimmed out.  To make the wreath go
behind the neck of the Regal Buck you will need to make a on both
sides of the Regal bucks neck with an x-acto knife.  Cut a small "v" at the 
top of the wreath and the wreath will slip right into the slits on the
side of the Regal Bucks neck.  The wreath is from the Lampost

Mat on black cardstock and then a white folded card base.
All adhesive is by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thanks for stopping by!
Connie/DT Member

Creating a Plaid Background with your Adhesive on the Outside ~ Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I have been seeing this technique around so I thought I
would give it a try.  Pretty easy and loved the 
results.  It is taking the E-Z Runner Grand Repositionable
Dots Dispenser
by Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L to create a
plaid look for the background of the card.

Basically you are putting the adhesive down and rubbing it off.
I have all the details over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
I hope you will take a look ~ it's a fun one.