26 March 2013

DARKROOM DOOR Australian Animals Vol.2

I had the most amazing idea for this stamp set when I was lying in bed one night thinking about what I was going to create. Out of nowhere, an idea started to take shape. Animals...... road signs...... black and orange = road sign cards! And so I set to work the next day making these cards and tags. If you look closely you'll notice I stamped the cards with the chevron background. I wanted to emphasise the road theme without being ghoulish, so I used watermark ink instead of black. For a pop of colour I made some flowers out of mulberry paper and used circles punched from the wilderness montage as the centres. I think these road sign cards would be fun for those hard-to-make-for boys...... of all ages!

Darkroom Door products - DDRS110 Australian Amimals Vol.2 stamp set, DDBS020 Chevron background stamp, Wilderness montage
Ink - Brilliance graphite black, Versa Mark
Paper - orange mulberry
Card - Bazzill, kraft
Embellishments - ribbon, rhinestones
Other - hole punch, circle punch


Method  (cards)

1. Cut two large diamond shapes from orange card and round the corners. Stamp the lizard and koala from the Australian Animals Vol.2 set on the card using black ink.
2. Punch two small holes through each corner and thread with ribbon to make a border. Tie the ends in a bow.
3. Tear circles from the mulberry paper and stack them together to form flowers. Punch circles from the Wilderness montage sheet and affix to the flowers with tape.
4. Stamp kraft card with the chevron stamp using watermark ink.
5. Assemble the cards as shown.

Method  (tags)

1. Cut two diamond shapes from orange card and round the corners. Stamp the platypus and echidna from the Australian Animals Vol.2 set on the card using black ink.
2. Adhere to black card and embellish with square-cut rhinestones.
3. Punch holes through the tops of the tags and tie with ribbon.













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