Darkroom Door ~ Pressed Flowers Collage (Tutorial)


I love building up my projects with layers of stamping, but sometimes it’s really nice to save time by using a collage stamp, like this Pressed Flowers stamp from Darkroom Door.  What would’ve required three different stamps and quite a bit of masking is all done for you in one collage stamp.


I inked up my stamp with Distress Inks while keeping a paper circle (punched from a sticky note) over the postmark section of the stamp.


Then I took the negative part of the mask to shield the rest of the card, and applied green distress ink to the postmark.


I pressed embossing ink across the entire card and heat set it with clear embossing powder.


Sometimes it’s difficult to adhere card onto corrugated cardboard, but my Xyron® 5” Creative Station is quite effective.


I also embossed the metal Idea-ology flower parts, using Distress Paints with embossing powder.


Be sure to check out Darkroom Door’s whole section of new collage stamps, including the Pressed Flowers.

I’ll enter the ‘kraft’ challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show and the ‘something new’ challenge at FSC as this stamp is brand new to me.

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Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. So pretty!

  2. Hi Marjie, I spotted this little beauty on SSSS and I knew immediately it was yours, I love the way you use colour. hope all is good with you
    toni x

  3. What a beautiful card! You achieved such breathtaking colors with it! 🙂

  4. jasmine Patrick says:

    Love these perfect pearls, thanks for the tutorial, it has encouraged me to start using them again.

  5. oh, so pretty and I love how you embossed the entire piece – really stunning.

  6. Love this Marjie!! 🙂

  7. What a fabulous card! Love the corrugated base! And the image is really pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  8. That’s a neat trick, to speed up things :). Love how organic it turned out, especially the twines. I’m imagining myself, looking at beautiful sunset in the fields, through the wooden fence!. WOW.

  9. Love the effect of the inks covered with the EP and the way you have put it together is fabulous.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  10. lovely card for the kraft challenge Marjie! I agree that collage stamps can make a beautifully stamped project in little time.

  11. Marjie…your card is lovely. I like your technique…it’s really effective on your card. Love that Darkroom Door stamp! The black flowers and script really pop against the pretty blended background. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  12. A lovely blend of colors in your background, Marjie. Love your atc. I am following you with bloglovin! Have a great day.

  13. Lovely card! Love the step by step.

  14. Such a nice result Marjie…great explanation, thnx 🙂

    kind regards, Alie

  15. The colors and techniques you chose for this really made that stamp look fabulous! Beautiful!!

  16. Marjie, Marjie, Marjie… this is just beautiful. You always inspire me.

  17. You make it sound so easy! LOL Such a lovely card, Marjie…I love the embossing over the image…really sets it off. xoxo

  18. I was immediately drawn to your card. Love your background of corrugated cardstock. Thanks for the great techniques.

  19. That rocks, a fantastic piece.

  20. A simple, easy-to-follow tutorial with an impressive result, Marjie!! I believe I might have a similar stamp and am eager to give this a go! Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. Against that inky background the image stands out even moreso.

  22. Very pretty, Marjie! I do love that embossed floral panel, which really pops against the corrugated CB! Hugs!

  23. Lovely Marjie! WOW to all that embossing powder!! I have just one little tiny tub 😀

  24. Gorgeous Marjie, the silhouette flowers are gorgeous, they look wonderful set against the background . Love the embossing too and the touch of embellishments. The Kraft looks great as the backdrop. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  25. Gorgeous piece! Valerie

  26. How great is this…. Such a cute tutorial!!! xox

  27. Beautiful!!! x

  28. Just beautiful. I might have to get that Xyron machine — seems very handy!

  29. Wow!! This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and those flowers!

  30. Hi Marjie, I love this! You have made it look like a beautiful enamel tile and the colour tones are just gorgeous. Love the corrugated card background which gives a lovely earthy feel. The flower and twine are perfect finishing touches. Love that stamp now! Hugs, Anne x

  31. Gorgeous stamped image and the colours were perfect. The background and twine/embellishments really set it off. Hope you and the family are well.

    Crafty hugs

    Annie x

  32. Very nice card, Marjie! I love what you did with this new collage stamp from Darkroom Door.