Friday, August 17, 2018


Happy Friday! It's Ericka here with a fun stencil post. I just received this beautiful Mandala Stencil by Alexandra Renke.
Here is the fun card I made using resist ink, shimmer spray and the stencil.

I love this look and it was so easy to make, I just traced the image with the resist pen and sprayed it with shimmer spray.

For more information on the supplies I used and a short little video showing the process. Check out Strangely Creative.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Never Too Late

Hi, all!  Toni here today sharing a page from a new journal I've started.  Over the coming months I'll be exploring self-love and self-acknowledgment, and sharing the pages with you.  I'm excited!

This particular page uses images and sentiment that I associate with time.  The slooooow (but steady!) Katzelkraft Snail, a sentiment from Katzelkraft Dreamer paired with another from Tim Holtz and a clock from the same Tim Holtz set.

Katzelkraft - Dreamer - Sentiments - Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set

After masking off the Katzelkraft Snail, I randomly sponged Distress Oxide onto the background (using my fav colors, of course), then stamped the clocks before spritzing with water. I love how the colors are translucent . . .sometimes.

I thought the result lacked a bit of depth and interest so added a bit of Visible Image Meshing Around in purple. Love the results!

Do stop by my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, for a full product listing.  Have a great rest of your week!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Visible Image - Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee

Hi Everyone, it' Jenny here with a card that showcases the new Alice in Wonderland range from Visible Image.  

I'm using the Visible Image Tweedledee and Tweedledum set from their new Alice in Wonderland collection.  It comes with interchangeable faces for the main image so you can stamp it twice for dee and dum!  

The background also uses the Gel Press printing plate carried by Topflight, along with the Alexandra Renke Hearts stencil and Darkroom Door Polka Dots stencil.   The acrylic paints I used are by Paperartsy also carried by Topflight.

I first created the background by using the Gel Press with acrylic paint and laying down the Polka Dot stencil to take a print.  When dry, I added more paint and laid down the Alexandra Renke stencil for a layered look, trimmed it down and set it aside to dry. 

I stamped the main image twice onto Bristol Smooth cardstock in Versafine Onyx Black ink, masking off the face the second time and stamping the other face included in the set instead so the lads look like they are looking at each other.  I also stamped the sentiments, and the hats.   I then colored them in using my Zig Clean Color real brush markers, which blend great on Bristol paper. 

I trimmed out the images and adhered them directly to the panel, with the hats popped up on foam tape.  I also outlined the sentiments in white gel pen so that they stood out more.  I hope you like it, something a little different from me - I can't wait to play with my Gel Press more!

I hope you like it - be sure to check out the Alice in Wonderland collection by Visible Image over on the Topflight Stamps shop, they're fab!  You can also see a full list of the supplies I used over on my blog.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Visible Image Sentiment Wood Block

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Today, I'm sharing a project I made using a recycled wooden block. I painted the block first with my favorite Indigo Blue Gesso. Then I added the Crackle Stencil from Darkroom Door with PaperArtsy Grunge Paste

After it dried completely, I added four different PaperArtsy Paints to finish off the wood block. Finally, I stamped the sentiment stamp from Visible Image called Outside the Lines, cut out the words and glued it to the wood block with DecoArt DecoPage medium. 

These little inspirational word blocks are fun to make and give to friends and family on any occasion. 

Thanks for stopping by! Donna

Visible Image - Outside the Lines

IndigoBlu - Gesso
Darkroom Door - Crackle Stencil

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Paperartsy Jofy Stencil

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps blog.  It's Clare with you today and this week I wanted to share with you a little make where I just used a stencil and added a personal touch.

I stencilled the flower onto some craft card using Nougat Paperartsy Fresco paint and Jofy flower stencil PS082

On top of the white, chalky flower I added some colour using Neocolour II water soluble crayons and pencils.  Using a fine black pen I traced around the edges and added in my own doodles.

Not quite to the standard of Jofy's gorgeous stamps but nice to put a personal spin on a beautiful bloom.

Pop over to Topflight Stamps online store to check out endless amounts of stamping delights!

Happy Crafting,


Friday, August 10, 2018

Water World

Welcome to the Topflight Stamp blog! It's Ericka here and I have a fish card today using a fun set from Magda Polakow - Water World.

For the background I used Distress Oxide Inks on photopaper. I also stamped the background images using the Distress Oxide Inks. I stamped the fish and used Sharpies to color them. I fussy cut them and then added them to the card using foam tape.
I added a little gel pen to the fish to give them more details. I love how fun this set it to color.
Check my blog here for more details on how I created this underwater card. Thank for stopping by and have a fun weekend!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Raining Flowers

Hi everyone!  Toni here stopping by to share a whimsical interactive card. The moment I saw the That's Crafty Magda Polakow Smile 8x8 Stencil, I knew I wanted to use it as either wallpaper or rain. Guess which way I used it here?  LOL!

That's Crafty! - Magda Polakow - Smile - 8x8 Stencil

I did find that the stencil worked best with my beloved Clarity Stencil Brushes as some of the openings are quite small.  I love these brushes.  They allow me to achieve a soft look or really bold if I keep applying the ink.  When I used my sponge applicators I have a rather heavy hand so that's always bold.

Don't you love the little That's Crafty Magda Polakow The Mama Bear Collection bear peeking out? So cute and whimsical, especially in happy happy yellow!

That's Crafty Magda Polakow The Mama Bear Collection

Please stop by my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, for a full product listing.  I'll see you next week! 
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