Darkroom Door & Karen Burniston Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing stamps from Darkroom Door and dies from Karen Burniston.  If you arrived here from the talented Helen Cryer blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, at Darkroom Door blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at my Tag Book Pop-Up Card:


I love working with the Wings stamp set from Darkroom Door and the Tag Book Pop-Up from Karen Burniston.

I kept my design clean and simple. I will give this tag book to a dear friend of mine.

Let’s take a look inside:

Tag Book Pop -UP

Tag Book Pop-Up


The Tag Book Pop-Up comes with 17 dies that makes decorating easy. Paired with Darkroom Doors butterfly stamp keeps this tag book elegant.

Let’s take another look:


Nice and packed with a punch!

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!


  • Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston is giving away a nice prize pack.  Winners will be randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by Sunday, July 29th, 2018. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post with all the other post on this blog hop post to enter.

I’m the last stop on this Blog Hop

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Darkroom Door / Rachel Greig

Karen Burniston & Tanya Kostynuk

Belinda Spencer

Summer Hills-Painter

Teresa Abajo

Karen Aicken

Anneke De Clerck

Frances Byrne

Godelieve Tijskens

Shelly Hickox

Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Mary Prasad

Robyn Wood

Kymona Tracey ← You are here

Supplies used:


Thank you so much for stopping by!

{Clean and Simple} CASology 231 – Forest

Hello everyone and Happy New Year CASology Family!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:


Take a look at my card:


For this week’s cue card I used Rubber Dance Stamp Pines Fir Yew to stamp the tree branches in different colors, Distress Ink Rusty Hinge and Distress Ink Mowed Lawn.  I also used Rubber Dance Stamp Beautiful Words to stamp the sentiment.  I stamp the branches to make them appear as if they are coming up from the bottom of the card.

What do you think?

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Our sponsor this week is Rubber Dance Stamps!

Supplies used:

pine-fir-yew beautiful-words 

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Watercolor Butterflies

How beautiful are butterflies??  Have you ever seen one up close and personal? Did you know no two butterflies are alike.  How amazing is that!!

Today’s card is of beautiful butterflies that were created with water-coloring!!  Amazing, simply amazing I must say.  If you’ve been following me for the past 4 weeks, you know that water-coloring is my favorite and I vowed to create a card once a week.

Well here it is.  My watercolor butterflies!! I made this card to play along with Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #166:Debossing Stamped Images.

Before I show you the card, I have to say this was the hardest card I’ve ever made.  The stamping was easy, it was the debossing that had me stuck for a while.  I just couldn’t do it like Dawn Movey showed us in her video.

She used her die to deboss instead of cutting the paper.  I kept cutting the paper instead of debossing.  So to fix my problem I turned the die upside down and debossed my butterflies like that.  I was able to create detail but not as much as Dawn did.  The inside of the wings didn’t deboss.  When I finally finish the card, I didn’t mind the look.  The watercolor really made the card for me.

What do you think?

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

I used my Koi Watercolors #2,12, and 20 for the beautiful colors on my card. I created a swatch that you can view here.

To accomplish that look I:

1. Added the three different colors to my clear block one color at a time, mixing the colors where they meet.

2. I misted the colors with water then pressed my stamp onto the block.

3. I stamped my cardstock 3 different times, picking up more ink after every stamp.

4.  After the watercolor dried, I stamped my sentiment in Versafine ink.

5.  I turned my butterfly die upside down and debossed 3 different times.

6. I added iridescent rhinestones.

The instructions are simple but I had the hardest time doing the debossing.  I tried to make this card 5 times before I came up with the card above.  The water-coloring was fun!

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsLife is Beautiful DieLife is Beautiful Stamp SetStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveBig Shot Die-Cut MachineMagnetic PlatformDiamond GemsOnyx Versafine

Please let me know what you think.