Feb 17, 2022

New Darkroom Door Stamps and Stencils!


Hello everyone!  I'm delighted to be sharing a few new cards with you featuring the AMAZING new release of stamps by Darkroom Door.  I have to say I had the MOST fun I've had in ages playing with these stamps.  The first set I used for this collage style card is called Pen & Ink.  This set is really special to me because of my love for journaling, sharing my creations on IG at @letterpaperpen

Because I was going for a collage look, I first stamped the entire sheet of rubber (before cutting the stamps apart) to make a background.  Then I added layers with the also new Distress Diamonds abstract stamp, the Diamonds small stencil and the Lots of Labels stamp set.  Then I decided to add in a feather pen using the Feathers stamp set.  In retrospect, I wish I had stamped it in black & brown, but I still really like the vibe.  I finished this card with a label tape sentiment.  Below are all of the new stamp sets.  I can't wait to get my hands on the Library Books set!  There are loads of gorgeous samples by the talented designers on the Darkroom Door blog, so make sure to visit HERE.

My next card features a gorgeous stamp/stencil combo and reminds me of why I fell in love with rubber stamping, over 20 years ago.  I had such a blast detailing the Arty Squares collage stamp!   This stamp comes with a coordinating stencil to help you add color directly to the individual tiles.  I decided to use the stamp in landscape and then use the Arty Squares stencil to sponge the area surrounding the stamped and embossed tiles.  This way the pattern seems to extend.  I fussy cut one tile and popped it up and added an embossed sentiment from the You Are Everything set (an all time favorite!) and layered with some messy string. 

Next time I'm going to try and stamp onto multicolored papers and add some embossing glaze over the tiles.  Would you check out the Arty Scales stamp & stencil?!  Oh my gosh I love it and will have to add it to my collection.  

The Layered Handwriting background stamp is the perfect accompaniment to the Pen & Ink set.  For my next collage style card, I partially stamped it to make my background, then added stamping from the Distressed Diamonds abstract stamp and the coffee "ink" stains from the Coffee Time stamp set.  I added the same sentiment from the You Are Everything set to finish it off.  For all you fountain pen lovers, these stamps are MUST HAVES!  :)
I love the size of these background stamps.  The Maple Leaves stamp will be a fall favorite and those Scales are rockin'! 

All of the new abstract stamps are really amazing and unique!  For this card I paired the Geometric Ovals with the Faded Circles abstract stamp.  I added  the Dreams quote stamp for my sentiment. 

These little uneven circles will be making many appearances in my future work.  I just love this subtle stamp for backgrounds.  Here I used it repeatedly to fill the card, but it will be awesome partially stamped to fill in spaces.  I hope these cards have made you want to get inky!  Make sure to stop by the Darkroom Door blog for more inspiration.  xx, Autumn


cheryltownley said...

Really inspiring samples, Autumn

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW - Autumn you have really rocked these stamps and stencils - the handwriting background stamp takes me back to a letter I saw in the family history folder, where to save paper and postage, the letter was written in both directions, as the stamp is!
You are making me want to spend my $$$$ with these wonderful samples!
Stay safe

wannabcre8tive said...

These cards are amazing. Love the new stencils.

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous creations with tons of amazing inspiration. Striking designs and wonderful stamping too x.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - sooooo inspiring! Love how you used everything, Autumn! Hugz

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

WOW...you are a busy girl making all of these. LOVE the layers of stamping on the first one...totally caught my eye. You've rocked all these sets and love the designs and colors of each one. Hope all is well with you!

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