Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Henry & Harriet Card and Tag

Hello everyone! Today I have a card and a tag to share made with the new Darkroom Door Henry & Harriet collage stamp. It is such a lovely stamp, the image is fabulous and I love the script in the background. Check out the Darkroom Door blog to see more projects of my team mates using this stamp.

Henry & Harriet were stamped on cream cardstock with Archival Jet Black ink. I coloured the image softly with coloured pencils. I thought that it needed a frame and die cut a large oval ornate frame from cardstock. It was painted with Brushed Pewter Distress Paint and when dry, stamped with the French Script background stamp. The edges were inked with Black Soot and finally the frame was coated with a bit of Crackle Accents in a few places, and Glossy Accents everywhere else.

You can see the shine and crackle of the frame better here. For the background, I used a vintage dictionary page ('Opera') and aged it with walnut ink crystals dissolved in warm water. The same mix was used to age the ribbon and wooden embellishments.

A sentiment from Love Letters Vol. 2 was stamped on a banner and the card was finished with a die cut rolled flower.

I also made a tag, where almost everything is aged with a mix of walnut ink. It gives the look of a really old and worn photo. Henry & Harriet were stamped with Archival Jet Black ink.

I stamped a sentiment from Love Letters Vol. 2 on a die cut label, leaving out the large 'love' since there wasn't space for it, and instead replacing it with a Chit Chat sticker.

The hearts were inked with Barn Door and coated with Crackle Accents.

Happy stamping!!


Supplies for the card and tag:

Darkroom Door products:
Stamps: Henry & Harriet Collage Stamp, French Script Background, Love Letters Vol. 2

Other products:
Dies: Sizzix: Fancy Oval FrameTattered Banners, Flower & Heart, Hearts & More set, Mini Labels, 3-D & Vine Flower
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Barn Door, Black Soot, Scattered Straw; Tsukineko Walnut Ink Crystals
Pencils: Derwent Artist Pencils
Paint: Distress Paint: Brushed Pewter
Surfaces: Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft-core cardstock; manila tag; old dictionary paper
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat stickers; Studio Calico wood veneer Hearts, Butterflies and Cameras; cheese cloth; ribbons and lace trim; pearls
Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents, Crackle Accents


  1. Stunning! Absolutely love all the vintage goodness of this!!

  2. Absolutely stunning card, love,how,you have framed the image and added a tint of colour. Love the tag and the pop,of red. Gorgeous. Tracy x

  3. What a fantastic vintage look!
    Alison x

  4. Wow - love both of these so much! :)


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