Friday, January 24, 2020

For You

Happy Friday Top Flight fans! I hope you had a wonderful week. Last week I had the opportunity to attend Creativation for the first time. It was a wonderful experience and I had the chance to see the new products as well as watch artists create amazing projects. One of the artist I watched was Azoline Koopsen from Carabelle Studio who made amazing backgrounds with the gel plate, Distress Oxides, and stencils. Here is a card I made using the background technique.

I love how well all the Carabelle stamps go together. I used this fun Rafistolerie with the My Stamp on top of my gel plate background.

I colored the fairy with Prism Brush Markers which are water based and easy to move around.

For more information and a quick video on how I created my background stop by my blog Strangely Creative.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Make your own Stamps with Carabelle Studio

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today.
Carabelle Studio came out with a stamp called "My Stamp" where you can make your own postage style stamps. This allows for some serious FUN!

I created tow of my own stamps - the supplies are listed below. I added one to a regular envelope, which I further embellished with two snails (also Carabelle) and a matching real postage stamp.

My second stamp I used in collage fashion on a magazine print. I just love those two women laughing at the guy, who just got a new face....
You can fill that little square with any stamp you can think of. Unlimited possibilities!

Here are the stamp supplies I used:

Versafine ink

Hope you liked this. See you next week!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Adventure Begins

Hi, Topflight Fans! This week we're focusing on the Carabelle Studio My Stamp set.

I decided to challenge myself to keep this a one layer card so lot of  masking involved. Thank goodness these were easy rectangles!

I stamped them using Versafine Onyx Black and used a Copic Multiliner to complete any lines that might have been missed.  Easy enough.

I masked each postage stamp again so that I could stamp the Carabelle Studio Funny Animals randomly in them. 

Yup--LOTS of masking but I LOVE the results. So worth it! I was thinking fun postage stamps but also decals that you might add to your luggage while traveling.

I colored up the images using  Prism Markers Forest Walk and Prism Markers Heavenly Sunset.

This was my first time using these watercolor markers.  They're called brush markers but it's not like a Zig-type brush tip. It's more like a Copic regular tip but firmer. Easy enough to use. The ultra fine tip was perfect for getting into nooks and crannies.

So, once I had the animals colored, I had some great fun adding some grungy elements including Creative Expressions Enigma, Aall and Create Textures #50, Visible Image Creative Chaos and a sentiment from PaperArtsy Tracy Scott 26.


 I used Prism Inks for this.  I spattered quite a bit too. Dreamy!

I hope were inspired to get creative today. I'll see you next week! In the meantime, be sure to check out the latest from Topflight Stamps

If you'd like to check out my other creations, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Steam Post

Greetings all! It's Kathi here with cards featuring Carabelle Studio's wonderful My Stamp Rubber Cling Stamp Set with their Once Upon a Time Border Label Cling Stamp, which is one of the and wonderful Border Label Cling stamps! What is seriously cool is that the images on the themed border label stamps fit the My Stamp Rubber Cling Stamp Set perfectly! You can also always switch things up and use other stamps to decorate the blank stamp!

Check it out!

I found that using a stamp platform and a stamp positioner made things so easy! If you'd like to learn more about how I made both cards, pop on over to my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping, You might want to grab a cup of your favorite beverage because I tend to get a tad verbose.

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

 Thanks for visiting!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Hello Fans of Topflight Stamps, happy Mix Media Monday!!! Karen Bearse here to start off the week with the coolest stamps ever! This is a system to make postage stamps! I am seriously in love with these so I hope you enjoy my post.

I made 3 stamps using the My Stamp system which I explain on my blog in a full tutorial.  
If you want to make these awesome-sauce postage stamps you will want to start with:

The "My Stamp". This is the base that makes either a 2.25" x 1.5" stamp or one of your own making using the open frame portion.

The system also has "labels" that are the perfect size to fit inside the stamp frame. There are many options & they are seriously wonderful. I got Fantasy which is just that, eclectic images full of Alice, & moon & butterfly man coolness.  There are more options here. I really hope Carabelle Studios comes out with a matching die cut to cut the frame of the stamp out!

The edges of my stamps were distressed with Roasted Coffee. Nummy.

Once the images were colored they were layered with a coat of Vintage Beeswax Embossing Powder. I hope you get a chance to check out my tutorial & let me know what you think!

Friday, January 17, 2020


Happy Friday! I'm at Creativation this week, but I wanted to make a quick card before I left using the Heart Stencil from Alexandra Renke.

I love this stencil and it was so easy to blend the different Distress Oxide shades.

I used the Part of You sentiment from Darkroom Door and finished the card off with some Hunkydory Sparkle Glitter Gems.

For more information on how I created my card, check out my blog Strangely Creative. Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Mice in Love

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here on the Topflight blog today!

 Valentines Day is not too far off, so I figured I make a card for that day. I just got this funky stamp set from Paper Artsy and I thought those two mice are the perfect pair.
I brayered the background. I colored the mice with Prism markers and fuzzy cut them. Added them to my background.

Here are the stamp supplies I used:

PaperArtsy - Zinski Art 44, Versafine ink, 

Speedball BrayerPrism Brush Markers

Use code FUNSTAMPING to get 12% discount at Topflight Stamps.

Happy Stamping!

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