Nov 22, 2022

New Darkroom Door Frame and Sentiment Stamps!

Hi everyone!  I'm thrilled to be back with part two for the new Darkroom Door stamp release.  If you missed my first post, please visit HERE.  My first card features the new Notepaper Frame Stamp.  I am so in love with this stamp and can't wait to use it in my bullet journal!  But first, I wanted to make an encouragement card.  Now, this Notepaper stamp will work perfectly with the existing range of Quote Stamps, but sometimes you just want to go your own way...

I did!  So I pulled out my Alphabet Medley stamp set and created the letters for this message.  I fussy cut and mounted them onto the Notepaper stamp, so that I could maneuver the placement better than direct stamping.  I also like the bonus dimension.  I stamped a coordinating stem from the You Are Everything stamp set and layered over an embossed background, made using the Spanish Tiles background stamp and Ranger's Vintage Pearl embossing powder (I love this beautiful off white EP!).  I'm so pleased with this card and hope you like it too and can relate to the message!


For the past five years, I've really enjoyed getting into some good novels.  I was really excited that Rachel added the new Reading Sentiment Stamp to the collection!  For my first project with this stamp, I wanted to make myself some new bookmarks, I mean the stamp is perfectly suited for them!  My next project will be to use this stamp with my 2022 reading log in my bullet journal, so stay tuned!  I created a watercolor effect for my backgrounds with the Floral Background stamp, using my stamp platform and Distress Inks.  I lifted some of the ink off from the first impression, then misted with more water to create this effect.  I stamped the Reading stamp over the background to make two bookmarks.  

My final card features the Envelope Note Frame Stamp.  It's another stamp that you will see soon in my bullet journal pages on my @letterpaperpen Instagram account.  I stamped the Envelope in Distress Inks in Gathered Twigs, then used a water brush to pull out some of the ink around the envelope only.  I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Greetings stamp set into the letter.  

I used the Global Postmarks stamp set to repeatedly stamp the background to make my own "patterned paper."  I added the "first class" label and the fountain pen from the Vintage Office stamp set and finished by impressing one of the Global Postmarks stamps into hot red sealing wax.  I added gold Rub & Buff over the seal.  If you're tempted to try this, just make sure to let the wax completely cool before trying to lift your stamp, so the foam backing isn't too hot and pulls away.  I'm really excited about using my stamps in hot wax now!  I hope these projects have given you some ideas and you'll take a moment to check out the entire new Darkroom Door stamp collection.  Hugs, Autumn


Gloria L said...

Beautiful bookmarks!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Beautiful posts Autumn. I love playing with just letters and numbers I do lots of envelopes with them. This card has so many beautiful layers And I am loving Darkroom Door stamps. Found some USA online shops that carry them. Your bookmarks are awesome. I love doing them also, a fun little ad to outgoing mail.
Enjoy more holiday fun coming up and Thanks for the fun.

Kathi said...

Fabulous bookmarks and card!

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