Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Night Wings


Hello, Everyone!  Toni again with you this fine Wednesday with a whimsical spring fairy card.

Let's start with the background, shall we?  I started by sponging Distress Oxides and Inks on the card base.  I then used a combination of the bubbles from PaperArtsy Eclectica Tracy Scott 24 stamped in DOs, the dandelion from That's Crafty ATC Coins Set 6 stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, and the Visible Image Meshing Around stencil sponged with DOs. I used a wheat and rain stencil as well sponged in DOs. I spattered the lot with water, DOs and Copic Opaque White.  Whew!




Next I tackled the PaperArtsy Eclectica Tracy Scott 24 flowers. I stamped them on a page from a dictionary (note I used the bloom and blossom entries) then sponged them with DO Mustard Seed. I adhered them to the card front with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.



Next I stamped the Fairy Queen, Lavinia Twilight, and one of her subjects from Lavinia Three Dancing Fairies before stamping the PaperArtsy Alison Bomber Wings and Flight 11 sentiment. 

Lavinia Three Dancing Fairies


I imagine this scene to be taking place near sunset when the fairy folk are just starting to come out, perhaps coaxed by the Fairy Queen.  Dreamy!


Feel free to stop by my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, for a full list of ingredients and to see my other creations.  Fly free until next time!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Spring Card with PaperArtsy's Tracy Scott

Good morning, Lisa Hoel here with a card to share with you today. Spring is definitely in the air around here (I saw a butterfly today!) and this card makes me want to go out and garden.


I used Distress Oxide Sprays for the background and PaperArtsy products for the stamping and stenciling. You can see more info on my blog post.


Topflight Stamps products used are:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!


Monday, March 18, 2019

Paperartsy | Masculine & Feminine Mandalas


Hi everyone, it's Jenny here - I seem to be having a bit of a mandala kick at the moment – I absolutely can’t get enough of them. Today I’m featuring a beautiful mandala set by Tracy Scott.



I wanted to use the set to create both a feminine and masculine version. For the first card, I stamped the three largest mandalas in embossing ink onto an A2 panel of pink cardstock, and then embossed in metallic gold embossing powder.


I then used Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide and a blender brush, to blend pink up from the base towards the centre of the panel. As the Oxide is opaque, it covers the colored cardstock, and the embossing resists the ink (with a little help from a buffing cloth).


I added a few spatters of clear glitter spray and then stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from Visible Image Go To Words set in black ink. To finish I added a few pink and iridescent clear sequins.

For the masculine card, I took a panel of dark grey cardstock, and stamped the mandalas again in embossing ink. 
This time I heat embossed them in Emerald Creek Patina Oxide embossing powder which is a green and gold coppery type powder.
I then re-stamped the mandalas over the top in embossing ink only, leaving a pale grey image behind. The embossing powder resists the ink and it creates a watermark type look.

For my sentiment, I used the Visible Image set again, heat embossed in white on black cardstock then popped up on foam tape.
I really like how they turned out so differently and yet pair together! Looking at a set with a masculine and feminine card in mind will help you stretch your stamps and come up with some fab ideas you might never have thought of otherwise!  You can see more details on the supplies I used over on my blog.  
Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mermaids and a Big Sale!

Good morning, Lisa Hoel here with a card to share with you today. I made another birthday card with my Gel Press and the Texture Plates! ;-) (My sister-in-law is going to love this!)



I used a Gel Press Plate and Texture Plate to print the card base.You can see more info and photos on my blog post where I made the fairy card with a similar background but here's a peek:


I inked the plate with Distress Oxide Inks and gently pressed the Texture Plate into the ink to remove some of it. Then I pulled a print and got a cool background! You can also use the inked Texture Plate to make a print. It's a 2 for 1 deal! The above photo is from the previous fairy card I created. I used the same technique with blue inks for the mermaid card. You can see more about it on my post here.

Topflight Stamps products used are:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the weekend! Check out the great sale at the shop and save some green, now through Sunday:



Friday, March 15, 2019

Scarecrow...


Happy Friday everyone.. Annette Allen here with you today and I am getting crafty with the new Visible Image: Oz Scarecrow stamp set, Darkroom Door  White Marking Crayon and AAll & Create: Barbary Stars stencil

I used watercolor paper and with the Darkroom Door  White Marking Crayon I made a few lines before adding some watercolor. As you can see the Darkroom Door  White Marking Crayon resist the ink. I then used the AAll & Create: Barbary Stars stencil with Ranger oxide ink Frayed Burlap. Again the Darkroom Door  White Marking Crayon resisted the ink. I was going for a faded look for my background.


I colored the images with Copic sketch markers and then die cut with my Brother Scan n Cut. Although there is matching dies to this Visible Image: Oz Scarecrow stamp set. You can find them on the Topflight Stamps store HERE. I used foam adhesives to give the images some dimension. I chose not to add a sentiment because I think it can be used for a few occasions. I wanted to keep my options open when I mail it out to a friend. 



Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Alexandra Renke Washi Card

Hello Topflight Stamp fans. I hope your week is going well. Ericka here today with a little bit of a card experiment. I have this some beautiful washi tape from Alexandra Renke (ok I must admit I might be a washi tape collector lol) but I struggle with ways of using these gorgeous washi. So today, I decided to try something different and create a card with several washi elements.


I placed the butterflies on white paper and then cut them out and used the violet tulips as a base of flowers. FYI I think the tulip washi has been discontinued since I couldn't find it anywhere.
Here are the Topflight products I used (just click on the picture and you will be directed to the store link):

https://topflightstamps.com/products/alexandra-renke-washi-tape-little-heartshttps://topflightstamps.com/collections/lavinia-stamps-uk/products/lavinia-background-script-clear-polymer-stamphttps://topflightstamps.com/products/alexandra-renke-washi-tape-butterflies



I love the pops of yellow that the butterflies give my flowers and I think I might have to try adding them to some more cards. This was a fun and quick way to create a card

For more details on how I created this quick card, feel free to stop by my blog: Strangely Creative. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the new arrivals at Topflight!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sherlock


Hi, Topflight Fans! Toni here sharing a belated birthday card. I swear it's the only kind I need lately! LOL.

I'm using the Katzelkraft Sherlock Holmes detective to look for clues as to how he could have missed the birthday. So cute! 


The background is a brick stencil sponged with Distress Oxide Candied Apple with Mustard Seed used for the lamp light.  I watercolored the detective with Zig Real Brush pens and am especially pleased with the look of his duster--tatty and worn just as I imagined in my head!  I printed the sentiment with my label printer.


Feel free to stop by my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, for a full list of ingredients and to see my other creations.  Have a great rest of your week!
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