26 May 2013

Thank You

It's always handy to have a few all-purpose designs in your repertoire, cards you can make in bulk or in a hurry for a last-minute event. This is a very simple thank you card which could be customised to suit just about any occasion. The flowers are made with circles of cardstock, crumpled and stuck together in layers; the centre is a ball of tightly scrunched up card. Finish with pretty ribbon and a stamped sentiment........ and you're done!

Stamp - Darkroom Door
Ink - Brilliance graphite black
Card - Core'dinations
Embellishments - ribbon, silver ball chain

20 May 2013


As soon as I laid eyes on the new Darkroom Door triangles background stamp I knew I had to make a baby card. I had a very clear image of what my finished project would look like - pastel inks, brown paper and bunting. I haven't made wrapping paper for a long time but the large triangles stamp made the job quick and easy. The matching card was simply made with a piece of stamped card, a photochip, and a few little extras like buttons and ribbon. Have fun with this stamp! Experiment with patterns and themes; the possibilities really are endless :-)

Darkroom Door products - DDBS029 Triangles background stamp, Hello Baby photochips, Hello Baby wordstrips
Ink - Brilliance moonlight white, Versa Magic sea breeze, Versa Magic Aegean blue
Paper - Marbig 60gsm brown, assorted patterned
Card - Bazzill, kraft
Embellishments - buttons, ribbon, string
Other - sewing needle, embroidery thread, decorative scissors

Method (wrapping paper)

1. Stamp a large sheet of brown paper with the Triangles background stamp. Use three shades of ink and stamp in a block pattern. Repeat until the paper is covered. Roll and tie with string.

Method (card)

1. Stamp kraft card with the triangles background stamp using white ink.
2. Attach a Hello Baby photochip to the stamped card and embellish it with a ribbon bow.
3. Cut triangles from scraps of patterned paper and adhere them across the photochip. Stitch buttons to the bunting for added interest.
4. Cut along one edge of cream card with decorative scissors. Affix behind the kraft card and attach the whole thing to a blue base.
5. Finish with a Hello Baby wordstrip.

16 May 2013


I was so excited to receive the new crackle background stamp from Darkroom Door! The vintage style is right up my alley and this stamp fits that theme to a tee. I've made two cards to share with you: the first is heavy on the romance and would be great for a wedding, engagement or anniversary. The second card is travel related which would be great for a man's birthday or to wish someone special a bon voyage!

Darkroom Door products - #DDBS031 Crackle background stamp, #DDFR002 Window frame stamp, Love Letters photochips, Love Letters wordstrips
Ink - StazOn timber brown, Brilliance graphite black
Paper - Blue Cardigan, K&Company
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - mulberry paper roses
Other - acetate, sandpaper, craft knife, glue, mounting foam


1. Stamp the Crackle background on acetate using brown ink.
2. Stamp the Window frame on cream card using black ink. Use a craft knife to cut out the individual panes and affix the stamped acetate behind the window. Tear a few holes in the acetate "glass".
3. Adhere a Love Letters photochip behind the frame and then attach it to torn patterned paper using mounting foam. Glue flowers along the window sill and add the Love Letters wordstrips.
4. Finish by layering on a second piece of patterned paper and then on the green card front.


Darkroom Door products - #DDBS031 Crackle background stamp, Paris photochips, Paris wordstrips
Ink - Versa Mark
Paper - GCD Studios
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - K&Company copper brad, Cristina Re pearl brad, lace, ribbon
Other - verdigris embossing powder, heat tool


1. Stamp the Crackle background on brown card using watermark ink. Sprinkle the wet ink with embossing powder and heat set.
2. Crumple a Paris photochip into a ball, smooth it out flat, and affix it to the embossed card.
3. Attach the card to torn patterned paper. Embellish with ribbon, lace, brads, and a Paris wordstrip.
4. Affix to card front.