Welcome to the blog hop of Darkroom Door & Karen Burniston!
Darkroom Door have teamed up with Karen Burniston to bring you an epic blog hop this week. It is sure to be inspiration overload as you hop along and join in the fun! Make sure you read to the end to find out how you can win some free product. A huge thanks to Darkroom Door and Karen Burniston for organising the hop and inviting me to play, its been huge fun to participate.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you can join the hop by following the list at the end of my post. Each blog involved is listed and linked so you can ‘hop’ from one to the next easily, you don’t need to come back here, just follow from the post next on my list.
For my projects, I chose to use the Karen Burniston Katherine Label Pop-Up #1011 & Word Set 1 – Greetings #1002 die sets. Using a pop-up die makes the process of designing a pop-up card so easy! No measuring or fiddling, the hard work is all done for you. I love how the little birdie pops up as you open the card – makes a nice surprise for the recipient.
I paired the dies with the new Darkroom Door Garden Birds & Grid Texture stamps to create an asymmetric gatefold card. The patterned paper used for the front panels was a little plain so I added a bit of texture using the Darkroom Door Grid Texture stamp and Rose Madder Archival ink.
I love colouring images and the new Darkroom Door Garden Birds are great to colour with Ecoline markers. The teensy hearts from the Karen Burniston Katherine Label Pop-up add a cute finishing touch to the one on the card front;)
Check out how fine the detail is around the label die! Although I’ve known about Karen Burniston dies and their wonderful quality for ages, having some to create with was new to me. I enjoyed the opportunity to use them – they cut so beautifully and are really well designed.
I decided to do a second project and create a mixed media style tag. This time I’ve paired the large label die from Karen Burniston Katherine Label Pop-up along with the ‘Hello’ from Word Set 1 – Greetings with the new Darkroom Door Butterfly Note Eclectic stamp.
First up I created a background with texture paste & Darkroom Door Large Mesh stencil then smooshed Gelatos over it for a rich layer of colour.
The Butterfly Note stamp was inked with Distress Oxide inks – firstly with Antique Linen and then I went around the edges and parts of the centre with Candied Apple. I followed a fan-type pattern to give the impression of markings on the butterfly wings. I quite like how the effect looked when stamped and the wetness of the Distress Oxide inks gives you a little time to get the pattern right.
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, July 29, 2018. Lots of chances to win some goodies, so just leave a comment on this post or any other blog hop post to enter! Obviously, the more comments you leave the better your odds of winning.
Darkroom Door / Rachel Greig
Karen Burniston & Tanya Kostynuk
Anneke De Clerck
Robyn Wood <—– YOU ARE HERE
81 thoughts on “Darkroom Door & Karen Burniston Blog Hop”
I really love the texture and colors on the tag!
I love the little bird pop out of the card, reminds me of the cuckoo clocks I saw on holiday!
so tweet, love it
Awesome texture on the tag! Sounds like you had fun creating these projects 🙂
These birdies are just so cute…love them!
Super cute:) Love those birds!!!
love both of these – fantastic
I am going to make tags, really I will. 🙂
Fun card with the adorable bird stamp set and love tags so this as to be my favourite.
Never thought to use gatefold with Katherine Label … how clever!
Such a Sweet card and Gorgeous Tag!!!
Very pretty! Love the tag!
Very pretty. I love the texture on your tag.
Wow! That butterfly tag is beautiful!
Yay for another sweet birdie! Love your card.
And the tag … stunning!
Cute birds and I love the tag!
Really cute samples…love those stamps!
Nice card and tag.
Such a sweet card and a lovely colored tag.
I agree! I love working with Karen Burniston dies too! These stamp set look pretty neat too. Your cards are lovely. Keep up the good work!
Sweet card and tag! Love the set of bird stamps, and pop-up cards are always a fun surprise!
Great card. Like also the tag
Great colors and details on both of these pretty projects! Hugs, Autumn (SewPaperPaint)
Love these Robyn! I didn’t recognize the butterfly stamp at first, looks great!
Your bird card is just adorable and I love the textured tag background!
Such a creative way to use the Katherine Label – love it! And your tag too!!!
Love the bird stamps, asymmetrical gatefold design and a reminder to get out my gelatos, I haven’t used them in awhile! Thanks for all the inspiration and I agree the Karen Burniston’s dies take all the headache and frustration out of creating such fun interactive cards!
Your card and tag are so adorable! Love the bird stamps and the die you used are fabulous.
Love the pink of the first card and the little birdie. The tag is really neat with that embossed background. I really like it!
What a sweet little birdie card! Love the pink! And your tag is just gorgeous. Fabulous technique on the butterfly!!
Love the card and the birdie looks absolutely gorgeous. Beautifully coloured.
Wow, your card and tag are absolutely stunning, such beautiful colours, love the birdies and the tag background with paste ! Enny
Wow, such a beautiful card and tag, lovely colours and stamping, love the birdies, and the paste background on the tag ! Enny
Beautiful! I think the bird popping in to say hello on the card is awesome.
so wonderful! Love that bird and the texture on the tag!
Two very beautiful projects! Love the colors and texture on the tag!
Your creations are awesome! Love your use of color!
Simplicity bu detail. A perfect combination.
Great texture on the tag and lovely art on both items – loving the color choices as well TFS
I’m really loving the texture you created on your tag. And those colors were perfection!
love that bird!!!
Beautiful and creative!
Love the texture on the tag!
Thank you for sharing!
How sweet! Love the tag background!
Great colors! Good job! Love the bird.
After this hop, I may have to break down and buy some of Karen’s innovative dies! They really help create fabulous makes, as evidenced by your wonderful card and tag. Love the card, am head over heals for the tag! Thank you!
Very cool card and tag, and love the color combos!
I just want to give that cute little yellow and blue birdie a hug!! Love this fun card
I’m fond of birds with Ecoline markers, they are so beautiful! and the tag mixed media, all that I like, I will bring out my gelatos and this stencil! thanks for the inspiration, it’s beautiful. My big regret, do not often find these stamps in France .. they are so beautiful!
This is so very pretty!
stunning card…great job
Wonderfully bright and vibrant creations!
Great how the bird pops out at you when the cards open, didn’t expect it to, very pretty & tons of tiny detail & texture on your tag. Gorgeous.x
Really loving that bird card. More please x
Love the texture, colors and stamps. Thanks for sharing and good luck to all!
love the colors, love the tag!!
the sweet birds are a great element on the pop-ups!
Wow! I love the pink with the bird! And your tag is incredible!
Darling card with the
birdies and love the
texture on the tag.
Carla from Utah
Great card and tag.
So pretty , love the birds, and that tag, awesome !!! Hope you have a blessed day
Beautiful projects! I really love that texture on the tag and the bird on your greeting card!
That tag!!! Beautiful….thx
Gelatos….yet to try…your tag..beautiful!!!
Love that textured tag!
Just adorable and I love the bird!
Texture on the tag really makes it pop.
Love the colors, esp on the tag
I love your birds and the bright, layered tag is wonderful.
Lovely tag with beautiful colors!
Great Card/Tag. Love the texture look. I think i’m beginning to love that birdie stamp.
Your sweet bird card is adorable. Great idea to use the pop-up with a gate fold card. Hops are always filled with such great inspiration.
Super sweet bird card! Love that the bird pops out, what a wonderful surprise upon opening. Your tag is gorgeous. Amazing texture and color.
Cute card with the bird and love the colors and texture on the tag.
Thank you for the inspiration with these lovely dies and stamps,
fantastic makes! love that texture on the tag is amazing!
Such a bright tag, love seeing different ways to use products
Thanks for the inspiration! I love how you combined the single bird pop up with the asymmetrical opening. Beautiful coloring too…