Jul 24, 2018

Darkroom Door Stamps and Karen Burniston Die Cuts Blog Hop


I am absolutely busting with joy today!  I've had the great privilege to work with new die cuts by Karen Burniston and images by Darkroom Door stamps.  My favorite thing is combining stamping with die cuts!  The dies I chose to work with are super fun and interactive, so I decided to break out of my grungy norm and do some bright and happy projects.  I hope you like them.  This post is power packed, so grab a cuppa, then make sure to see the list of other bloggers joining the hop at the bottom of this post.

Both Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston will be giving away a prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, June 29th, 2019. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter!


For my Twist Panel Pop-Up card I knew I wanted to use the small birds from the Garden Birds stamp set to decorate my pop-up panels.  


Rather than cutting apart the stamps, I embossed the entire sheet in white.  This was super easy and gave me a "coloring sheet" of birds to work with.  I tapped a Distress Ink rainbow onto my mat then used my water reservoir brush to watercolor the images.


I had an absolute BLAST coloring these cuties!  (The trick is to extend the color beyond the image for easier cutting.)  Of course, I had a ton of ink left on my mat, so I decided to dip the pop-up panels into the inks to make a fun background for my birdies.  I still had ink left, so I dipped some other scraps and then embossed some Fine Flowers Vol. 2 images onto those.  This card is bursting with color and fun when you open it!





I also got to work with the Tag Pop-Up Die Set.  I decided to use Distress Oxides to switch it up a little and show both techniques.



I knew I wanted to use the Friendship Flowers stamp set to do a resist of some sort.  I die cut my pop-up panels from watercolor paper and embossed the flowers in white.  (See how I positioned the flowers so that the stems extended the perimeter of the panel?)  I used a rainbow of Distress Oxide colors.  Tapping the pads on my mat, then spritzing with water and dipping the panel into the pooled ink.  I did one color at a time and dried between colors.  Oxides work really well this way.  Last I stamped around the white embossing in colored inks for more variation.  


I embossed the sentiment and floral collage from Botanical Script in black and colored the image with Oxides.  I repeated the dipping process with the other die cut elements to complete the tag book.  These are so much prettier in person!  I will do some videos on Instagram (@sewpaperpaint) so you get the full effect.  :)




Huge thanks to Karen and Rachel for making this hop a reality.!  Make sure to visit these other incredible designers along the hop:


Both Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston will be giving away a prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, June 29th, 2018. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter!

Autumn Clark >>>> YOU ARE HERE :)

106 comments:

Helen said...

These are lovely!

Mary Prasad said...

Love all the layering and colors! Fabulous projects!

StampOwl said...

loving your colorful creations

Teresa Abajo said...

LOVE the watercolour look!

Jennifer Newling said...

The little birds are very popular, they look fantastic painted.

Tania Godwin-Evans said...

Love the colours you used here and those birds are just stunning. May need to CASE this one

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely beautiful my multi-talented friend! Love the bright happy colors you used on these and WOW such fun insides!!

Tania Godwin-Evans said...

Love everything about these two projects and when I get my hands on the supplies will have to CASE them both

NancyR said...

Beautiful watercolor cards. Love the birds.

Connie Mercer said...

Autumn your cards look amazing. Awesome work!!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Both are just Awesome !! Those colors on first one are so pretty and cheerful.

Betty4 said...

Your creation is gorgeous, as usual. No matter what you make I love it! The bright colors say SUMMER.

Linda said...

Interesting color combinations.

cosie said...

These are so beautiful and love that you used oxides for one of your fabulous creations.

Debbie said...

beautiful colors!!

Kelly Booth said...

These re Amazing Love the inkiness so Fun!!!!

Jackie P Neal said...

Wow WOW WOW! Autumn! I just LOVE your popping colors with those inks on those birds! I first looked and said, what gorgeous watercolors and then as I read further down I saw they were the Distress inks and well, just gorgeous!
And then.... even further along are the great new stamps and dies and your color play with Oxides! You really showed all of Darkroom's and Ellen's new products to the max! Great post!
hugs,Jackie

Amy said...

These are gorgeous! Love the luscious colors on the card, and that tag is just too cool.

Jane said...

Wow. Those birds are the cutest ever! I absolutely love the colors you used. And how much fun is that to open up the card with the pop ups. I am going to have to win the prize, so I can order those dies and stamps! Thank you for your inspiration.

Debbie said...

Your cards are beautiful!!

Dorthe said...

Oh they are gorgeous Autumn- the sweet -jewel-colors and the embossing , I love what you did.
Hugs, Dorthe

Hopeful Author said...

Your colors are amazing!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Oh, those birdies! I just love them. And I think I could
color them this way. And I have all those colors, too. :-)
Now to get that birdie set! Love your beautiful creations.

sansuey said...

Gorgeous and this inspires me to try your technique to get such beautiful colors!

Lyn C said...

LOVE the random bright colors on this, and that pop out die is my favorite, thanks for new ideas for using it.

Jen said...

Beautiful creation Autumn.
Thanks for sharing

Polly said...

Your tag pop up card is so cute!! Love your samples.

Sonya Knoll said...

I love the colors!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, stunning!! Wow, Autumn, I love, love both of these!! I'm so addicted to the KB dies and you've showcased them so beautifully!! The colors are amazing!! The stamping is perfect!! Spectacular, my friend - as always!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pami Ballington said...

Beautiful cards. The colors are stunning!

Hetty said...

Both cards are so beautiful. Love your watercoloring.
Great images too.

Mac Mable said...

I have never seen a pop up tag before...stunning! Your pop up card is full of colour and joy. What fabulous water colouring with glorious colour combinations. Both your card and tag are unique and vibrant.....love them x.

Karen Roberts said...

Great use of distress inks! These are very colorful. A great use of color and the stamps. Love the flowers!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous creations! I love the sweet birds and the colors you used on your Twist Panel Pop-Up card! And your Tag Pop-Up is amazing... gorgeous flowers and details!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous, the colours are so uplifting. The stamps and Dies work so beautifully together. Tracy 😊❤️

Godelieve said...

Amazing cards! Love your use of color! And I like that you used the tag card 'portrait' instead of 'landscape'. I would not have thought to do that. Even more possibilitiesè

crafty-stamper said...

WOW these are absolutely stunning love the fantastic folds and the bright coloured birds and panels--brilliant
Carol x

wendy baysa said...

Both are stunning but I think the bird one is my favorite, your watercoloring is fabulous! xo xo

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

These new dies and stamps look amazing Autumn, love how you have coloured them using the inks. Pretty as a picture and so well executed. An inspiration to us all.
Thank you so much for sharing and showcasing everything new.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Debby Lewis said...

Outstanding! The design and watercolor effect with the Oxides are marvelous.

Karenladd said...

Wow, I love how different the bird stamps look when they are heat embossed with white and then colored in brilliant hues! Just gorgeous

Karen Aicken said...

OMGosh, I love your cards. They are so bright and cheerful and your tutorials were wonderful. This hope is full of inspiration!

Arlene W. said...

Love your bright and definitely happy colors that bring out the birdsong in all of us! The Twist Panel die is my favourite but I also love your twist on the Tag Book! It looks like you had a blast and used every bit of ink to the fullest!

Arlene W. said...

Love your bright and definitely happy colors that bring out the birdsong in all of us! The Twist Panel die is my favourite but I also love your twist on the Tag Book! It looks like you had a blast and used every bit of ink to the fullest!

Joy Meadows said...

Beautiful creations! Love the bird stamp set so much and the colors you used for them are just so pretty. the tag pop up is gorgeous, too.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Beautiful! I don't use distress inks much but do have some of the regular ones. It is fun to do and I don't know why I don't! Yours are just beautiful.

Becca Sadler said...

All your projects are splendid! Full of color and charm!

Liz H. said...

Loved both these cards

Julie Forest said...

Two beautiful and vibrant projects! Love them both!

Rob I said...

These birds are really so cute. Another great card showing the versatility of this stamp set

Stefania Salmi said...

I've always wanted to make cards like that, but now with the help of these Pop-Up Die Sets everything seems easier and I'm very happy!
I love these two cards and their joyful colors.
Dear and sweet Autumn, I can hear the singing of little birds that comes up to here.

Arty Beginnings said...

Wow, what gorgeous colours you have used - I especially love those little birdy stamps and the fine flowers too. Really good idea to emboss with white, it makes the colours really pop. Thanks so much for the ideas. Rachel

Enny said...

Wow, your cards are absolutely stunning ! Love, love, the colours, the birds, the flowers, and you second card is amazing ! Enny

Katie Baird said...

I had to hop ahead when I spied your name on the list, and I must say, I am not disappointed! Wow! These are superb! I’m going to get back in line now though I’m not sure I will see creations I like as well. Thanks so much!

Marty Fishman said...

You have done an amazing job showing these products, Autumn! I love the bright and happy colors you used for your birds...what a great palette! Karen's dies are always awesome and I love how you combined them with those adorable birds and beautiful flowers. Well done, as always! Hugs :-)

Ann Barnes said...

Autumn, These pop ups are so beautiful and bright! I love how you colored the bird images and then also used the color for then pop and twist panel! The tag book book pop up die set has so many areas that present opportunities for embellishments or messages, and your tag book is super! I love all the color and the stamps you have chosen, they are beautifully showcased! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on this wonderful opportunity, your work is always inspiring! xx

~amy~ said...

Autumn, I always love your work. These projects are amazing! Love your choice of colors!

Anneke said...

Wow, 2 fabulous projects! Love how you colored the birds on the first card. The colors are amazing!
You did a wonderful job with the Distress Oxides on the tag book as well, love the outcome!

Wendy Lambert said...

These are just gorgeous. The colors are just wow! Fantastic creations!

Jeannie said...

I love the added white embossing on the birds and flowers, makes them pop but the card on your post stae of mind makes me think and want to copy in my own way.

Gail said...

Stunning work Autumn - TFS and the hop love birds and flowers!

Lynne Wagner said...

Loving your dreamy colors on these!

jean said...

great cards!! love them!!

Linda Knox said...

Both great cards. I like how you oriented the tag book differently.

Jane France said...

oh my word!!!!!... the colours, the technique, those birds!!!!....ah..dor...a...ble!!!xx

Sandra Smith said...

Beautiful colors! Makes me smile!

Donna Ellis said...

What a treat, Autumn, to see these gorgeously colorful creations! I NEED both of these pop up dies and stamp sets! Such the enabler, aren’t you? Beautiful creations, and such a great tip about being able to use the first pop up interior with any size cards. I especially liked your last minute decision to color the pop up backgrounds, too! Your masterpieces always inspire and bring on the smiles! xx

Barbara Holmes said...

Your grunge is really pretty, but your happy made me smile!
Thank you for sharing!

Geri Stuart said...

Love these! The tag is amazing! TFS!

Sara Barker said...

Oh, my goodness, I needed to elbow my way through the crowd to leave my comment! But oh, my word, Autumn! I love what you've done with the place! These colors are so brilliant and a true breath of fresh air! Those birds are so sweet and your new pop up die is tremendously fun! Tons of inspiration here! Sending hugs! PS It looks like we have been creating in parallel again!

Sandra said...

very pretty - love your color combos!

Billie Dee said...

I love how you did these!

Katina said...

Wow, these are fabulous cards. All the designers of all the products would be proud!

Karenladd said...

Your white embossed birds with those BRIGHT colors knocks my socks off! I love all the exquisite card designs and beautiful stamping from the DT.

SHartl said...

I thought I had enough bird stamps but when I saw what you did with these I realize that I need them! The white embossing gives them a whole different look and I love the bright colors!

Nicky Nicole said...

How not to crack .. again the beautiful birds with the oxide and the pop up tag, which makes me eye since I started this blog hop! it's really beautiful, thank you for the inspiration and for all this work!

Janet said...

The colours are so happy, you can't beat a rainbow.

Brenda said...

wow love the colors on the first card...stunning

Con crs said...

Wow!, the techniques that you used are beautiful! I have got to try them. They just pop and are so vibrant.
Carol b

Andrea Hastilow said...

Loving the bright colours you use on your cards & those fab birds.x

lucretia said...

Gorgeous interactive card and layered tag xx

Diana Martinez said...

Beautiful cardand colors!!! Love it. Thanks for sharing and good luck to all!!!

Kelly Parker said...

love the color and birds stamp!

TrainWithMeghan said...

I can't believe you did that all with distress inks! WOW! you are so talented!

cghundley said...

Fabulous work on
both the card and
the tag book! Love
all the inking, so
colorful.
Carla from Utah

Brithzi said...

Gorgeous projects! Thanks for sharing.

Betty Hall said...

Wiw, so pretty, beautiful colors!!! Hope you have a blessed day 😊

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Wow, wow, and wow! Wonderful use of the distress inks to create those yummy watercolour textures! So happy and colourful!

Coco said...

Two little projects absolutely fabulous Autumn, so adorable and well done, both!!! Lo ve love them!! :D
Hugs,
Corinne

lynn said...

Best tip!!!! Emboss...color past the edges, then cut...thank you...love all the happy colors!!!

lynn said...

So cute....good too regarding stamping platform and distress inks...thx

Kathy Jinkins said...

Great colors and love the soft look with Distress Oxide inks.

Vivian C. said...

Great projects! Those little brightly colored birds are so sweet. I love the sentiment about planting dreams and pulling weeds.

Helen Wallace said...

Well, I'm late to the party, but never the less, must leave a comment on your vibrant projects. Love the watercolour look with the white embossing and the sweet birdies. I've never seen a tag like that and as usual, I'm blown away by your creativity. Thanks for sharing your skills with the rest of us. Beautiful work!

Carissa Brownlee said...

Lovin the colors. Wow. They just make me happy. ALL of it is just so well done. Kudos to you.

Chiara T. said...

Love your cards and how you colored them. Wonderful!

Jo Ann F. said...

Such happy colors!

Annie C said...

Beautiful Card. I love how you embossed it and then colour it. It gives it a totally different look.

Linnea S said...

beautiful, fanciful backgrounds!

Dana M said...

What fantastic projects! Gorgeous backgrounds and card designs. Love how you played off the patterned paper on the first card.

Sue D said...

So pretty. I like the colors and the white embossing.

Birgit said...

The colors of your cards are so wonderful!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

love the oxide colors! love the stamps and the project! great job

Alicia

Bronwyn Lane said...

Lovely and vibrant, l do love distress ink! Gorgeous cards

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing two such different methods of using the pop ups. I love those birds and flowers! And I appreciate your showing the watercolor-over-embossing method too...

CherylQuilts said...

What gorgeous stamps and beautiful colors! It was the colors that really grabbed me, Autumn! Amazing work, my friend! Hugs! xoxo

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