Thursday, June 4, 2020

That's Crafty - Baby Bear

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today! 
This week we are featuring That's Crafty stamps. I choose a set by Magda Polakow. She designs the sweetest stamps! And last year I was lucky enough to meet her in person in New York City! What fun!



I masked off a strip on my card base and sponged with various shades of ink. I made myself masks for the "landscape". The bear and tree stump I had stamped on a piece of scrap paper and fuzzy cut it, but I could have stamped it directly onto the card (why didn't I????). Colored with markers. I stamped the clouds and tree and treated them first with bleach and then colored them in. Added Stickles to the clouds.


I hope you liked this! See you next week with more Topflight Stamps inspiration.

Here are the stamp supplies I used:



Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Crafty Little Village


Hello, Topflight fans.  Toni here with you today sharing a whimsical nighttime scene using That's Crafty Melina Dahl Scribbled Shrooms as a little fairy village.


I started the card by sponging the card based with Prism Ink French Navy and Blue Lagoon.  I spattered that with water and set it aside to dry.


I stamped the village image using Versafine Onyx Black and colored it with watercolor markers. I fussy cut that out and glued it to the card base.


I used Prism Ink Midnight Black to add the Polkadoodles Grass Lawn Stencil and the Lavinia Fairy Foragers


I used Prism Ink Camellia Pink to add a few stars then nestled the embossed PaperArtsy Electica Magic and Wonder sentiment in amongst the grass. What a bright and fun little scene, don't you think?!


I'll be back with you next week. Until then, why don't you check out the new products that have come into the TFS shop!  You can shop your heart out using this 12% off coupon!

You can also check out my other creations by visiting my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Dream!

Greetings! It's Kathi here today! As you might know, this week my teammates and I are showcasing products by That's Crafty.  I've taken the CAS route with my card that features the gorgeous Boho Vibes Clear Stamp Set 1 by Ingrid Kristina V. This set contains a large, beautiful dreamcatcher and three sentiments.

Here's my card, that will fit into a #10 business envelope:


The dreamcatcher was stamped with Onyx Black VersaFine ink, then heat set with sparkly black embossing powder. I colored the image with watercolor pencils, which I hadn't used in forever and two days. In fact, it took me a minute or so to remember where I had stored them. Oops.

After the image was colored, highlights were added with a yellow paint pen, a shimmer product, and Glaze pen. The dreamcatcher was so pretty that I discarded my plan to use Brushos in the background and instead left the background white, distressed the edges, then gilded them with a leafing pen.

I decided that I was going to create a nice Brusho background and die-cut the sentiment. It came out pretty, so I'll share it with, though in the end, I opted to use the leafing pen to color the sentiment. 

Here are two photos of the  backgrounds using Violet, Ultramarine, and Purple Brushos

This is just spritzing one piece of watercolor paper with water then sprinkling the Brushos. I just love the patterns and movement of the colors.



This photo is after spritzing the Brusho paper, pressing a second paper onto it, sprinkling the Brushos, and spritzing again. Both sheets were heat set and are being stored to be used at a later date.


If you'd like to find out more about this project, please hop over to my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping for more information!

Topflight Products Used and/or almost used:







Thanks for visiting today! See you next week!


Monday, June 1, 2020

Handmade Mark Making Tools for Gel Printing


Hello everyone!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today to share a fun tutorial on using your gel plate with "found" items for mark making.  I've been asked to make a video tutorial, and though I'm no videographer, I hope you will find it helpful as you play with your gel plate.  In times like we are facing there is something special about transforming the ordinary into art.  I truly love using stencils with my gel plate and there are many videos that speak to that, but I hope this tutorial will encourage you to use what you have, where you are, the best that you can.  :)  I have used very basic cardstock and old acrylic paints, some that I have had for years.  


Here is a list of the items I used for mark making:
Corks for circles
Images stamped onto Fun Foam and traced with an ink pen
Die cut Fun Foam
Cast off Die Cut Fun Foam
Bottle Caps
Hot Glue designs onto Fun Foam
Poem written onto Fun Foam with ink pen
Hand Cut shapes from Fun Foam glued onto corks 


So here's the printing process video:


And a few collage style cards I made with my prints:




These stamps are by Visible Image (click to shop):



Friday, May 29, 2020

Foiled Coffee

Happy Friday! Ericka here and today is the last day of the 2020 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I hope you have had the chance to hop along and get inspired by all of the beautiful creations! I have one more coffee inspiration using Katzelkraft Coffee and Tea to Go set.


This is a great set and I love the sentiments that are included.

https://topflightstamps.com/products/katzelkraft-coffee-tea-to-go-unmounted-red-rubber-stamp-set?ref=xuzipf8pid


Recently, I've been having fun using foils. I decided to use reactive spray on a tag with pink foil. I had some extra foiled papers and decided to stamp the cup on this rainbow piece.


Is there anything better than a rainbow coffee cup?



Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out my blog Strangely Creative for more details and a list of supplies.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Penguins love Coffee

Hi Everyone,

It's Topflight Stamps day! 
And since it's also the spring/summer Coffee Blog hop you get a coffee card from me today!
Topflight Stamps is a sponsor for the 2020 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and is offering up a $25 gift card. 


Topflight Stamps is one of the Super Sponsors.


I first stamped the half tone circle in Versamark and heat embossed it in white. I stamped the penguin, masked it and then the coffee cup and cut them out. Colored them with Inktense and markers. I then glued the penguin/cup onto the card. Trimmed it and added a strip of patterned paper at the bottom and some Bakers Twine.


I hope you liked this! See you next week with more Topflight Stamps inspiration.

Here are the stamp supplies I used:
Use code FUNSTAMPING to get 12% discount at Topflight Stamps.





Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Stop Making Me Happy


Hello, everyone!  Topflight Stamps is a sponsor for the 2020 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and is offering up a $25 gift card.  Read more about how to win by clicking above.  We hope you'll join in the fun!


My card started with the Katzelkraft Relax Sentiment. I knew I wanted to pair it with the Katzelkraft Owl. This tiny little owl's expression just says it all!


I couldn't resist playing with the sentiment and making it all about coffee.  I was thankful for my MISTI in doing that.  It made it so much easier to position the Katzelkraft Coffee & Tea To Go word within the cup. Whew!


I colored up the images using Copics.  I had intended the card to be done then but it didn't feel quite right. 


Aha!  The card felt a tad stark so I used the Visible Image Collision stencil along with Prism Ink leftover on my blender brushes to add a subtle background.


I love how this turned out, especially with that background to add a little something-something!


I'll be back with you next week. Until then, why don't you check out the new products that have come into the TFS shop!  You can shop your heart out using this 12% off coupon!

You can also check out my other creations by visiting my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.
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