Monday, October 23, 2017

Infusions

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog.  Its Clare with you today and I have been playing along with these lovely explosions of colour called 'Infusions'.  Yes, we now have them in our online store for you to order!


Here I have used a mixture of Emerald Isle & The Sage.  I have sprinkled the powder onto the card, spritzed with water and with a bit of help from my Tim Holtz distress marker spritzer I've blown the inky colours upwards to form a grassy like area.


Using stamps from Visible Image 'Live in the moment', I positioned the dragonflies on the inky circle, and on the background mount.


For this card I laid down a raindrop stencil and sprinkled A Bit Jaded, spritzed with water and set aside.  On a separate piece of card, prepared with the same colour I stamped the flower from Paperartsy/Tracy Scott https://topflightstamps.com/collections/paperartsy/products/paperartsy-tracy-scott-111-preorder-rubber-cling-mounted-stamp-set,  cut out the flower to adhere to my card.


I added in some texture using grunge paste and a stencil, somewhere for the flower to perch.


This one was, quick & fun.  I sprinked 'Are You Cerise' & 'A bit Jaded', spritzed and left to dry.  I stamped the flower from Visible Image https://topflightstamps.com/collections/visible-image-uk/products/visible-image-imperfection-is-beauty-clear-polymer-stamp-set and added in some white doodles.


I hope you have enjoyed my post about Infusions?  Just a reminder there is 30% off on the Fall/Halloween category up until midnight on 18th October.

Happy Crafting,

Clare.








Sunday, October 22, 2017

Guest Designer - Terri Burson with Bare Forest


Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog.  On the Blog today we have Terri Burson Sharing her wonderful Halloween creation.

I'm happy to be back on the TopFlight Stamps blog, guest designing again today.  I'm featuring IndigoBlu's "Bare Forest 1" stamp for this spooky Halloween card, and the Anything Goes theme for the week.











 This was such a fun card to create and there are so many different directions that you can take with this forest stamp.  Look closely, and you'll see that I even drew in some bats, reflected by the light of the moon.













We are so lucky to have so many wonderful international stamps now available in one shop.  They frequently sell out quickly so if you find this one out of stock, be sure and put it on your wishlist as Donna is great about getting in new designs and keeping favorites in stock.  Don't forget to check out the reward program as well.
















I've got a lot more details to share and would love for you to stop by my blog, Waving My Wand, for a short tutorial.  Thanks again to Donna, for having me stop in for a visit!



Terri Burson


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Katzelkraft Tangle Butterfly Cards with Distress Oxides

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

I'm wrapping up our week of beautiful butterflies with two cards using one of my favorite butterfly stamps from Katzelkraft - Tangle Papillon. On the first card, I created the background from Distress Oxides inks and stamped the butterfly with archival ink. The Hello sentiment is from the Creative Expressions Stylish Script stamp set. On the second card, I used Distress Oxides for the background and to stamp the butterfly. I love the size of this butterfly it really fills out the card without need much else which makes it easy to create beautiful quick cards. 


Tangle Papillon

Stylish Script

Friday, October 20, 2017

Something Wonderful Mixed Media Canvas

 Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog.

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Topflight  blog post.

Today I am going to share the 8x8'' Mixed Media canvas made with most gorgeous Katzelkraft Butterflies stamp set and I am going to show  you a few stamping techniques while working over the Mixed Media canvas project.

First I added the background texture with texture paste and stencils (Tando Creative UK) and glued a few cardstock pieces with DCWV old cardstock collection. Then the whole piece was painted with DecoArt acrylic paints.

It's almost impossible to stamp over this heavy textured canvas, so I stamped the flowers stamps from the same stamp set over the white tissue paper and glued them on the bottom of the canvas with gel medium.



Now I decided to stamp over the chipboard flowers and butterflies with the large stamps. I used black pigmented ink (Memento Luxe) and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Then I colored the heat embossed chipboards with more acrylic paint and you can see that the butterflies are pretty much similar to the large ones on the bottom even with this partial stamping due the chipboard shapes size.


The sentiment is the most gorgeous Rubber Dance one and I hand cut it to the strips to make the "canvas look" for the sentiment.


Then two large and full size butterflies were stamped, colored and glued over the canvas.


Here are the stamps used to make this project:


I really hope that you liked my weekly inspiration post today and as you know all stamps are in the Topflight shop waiting for you! See you next week for more Topflight inspiration!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Butterfly Tag with Crafty Individuals

Hello Topflight Stamps fans, Karen Bearse here today with a pretty butterfly tag. 


The Design Team are playing with butterfly stamps this week. Yay!

I got the opportunity to use this beautiful detail stamp called Steampunk Butterfly by Crafty Individuals. There are so many great images in this! It is so versatile and the individual images can be used in so many ways. 


In the background I stamped some of these wonderful stars, using the Texture Stars by Carabelle Studios. Thanks for joining me today, if you want to see more on creating a quick art tag please join me on my blog here. Get inky today!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Topflight, butterfly and Visible Image


The beautiful butterflies of Visible Image

"Live life now"


available at

Topflight


What a joy to discover!


I chose to work with my art journal "7 Gypsies"


Here are the other products that I used:

The Distress Oxide inks:
Black Soot
Seedless Preserves
Iced Spruce

The Archival ink
Moonlight White

The stencils:

Dylusions "Large Squares"
Kelly Purkey "bubbles" for Simon Says

Nathalie Fournier/Topflight



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Studio Light Butterfly Card

Welcome to the Topflights Stamp blog.  Steph Ackerman here again showcasing stamps from Studio Light which I paired with  Rubber Dance and IndigoBlu.


I stamped the large Studio Light butterfly and colored with assorted colors of Copic Markers before fussy cutting it.



The Rain Droplets background from Indigo Blu was stamped in blue ink on white cardstock and then matted with blue cardstock.






A die cut oval was added to the card and the butterfly was added on top.


The phrase from Rubber Dance's Affirmations stamp set was tucked in just under the butterfly.



Thanks for stopping by and please pop by my blog for more crafty inspiration. 

See you next Tuesday
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Thanks for stopping by.


Steph
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