Tuesday, October 27, 2020

I Appreciate You!

 Greetings! It's Tuesday, which means that it's Kathi here with a project to share with you! This week my teammates and I are creating Thank You cards, but somehow I can't quite let go of Halloween season yet. My solution? My focal panel features AALL and Create's fabulous Moody Kittens Clear Set (#171), which features costumed and/or adventurous cats and sentiments, including a thank you!

Here's my card with a background created with Paper Artsy's Yellow Submarine, Autumn Fire, Sage, and Guacamole Fresco Chalk Paints and the  Grid Background Red Rubber Cling Stamp by Darkroom Door.

I started the card by putting a small drop of Autumn Fire Fresco Chalk paint onto my craft mat. My 2" Speedball Brayer was used to spread the paint, which was then randomly brayered to a piece of mixed media cardstock until that drop of paint was gone! 

This process was repeated with each color of paint until the cardstock was colored. There were some blobby bits of dried paint, so I sanded those off using a sanding block

Here's a photo of the brayered cardstock.

The brayered cardstock was cut in half then stamped with the Grid Background Red Rubber Cling Stamp using grey Archival ink. The stamped panel was trimmed to 4" x 5.25", the edges were distressed, then set aside.

The grumpy-looking clown cat from the Moody Kittens Clear Set was stamped onto white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. The image panel was die-cut.

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of the painted cardstock using Onyx Black VersaFine ink, which was heat set. The sentiment was cut with a tiny rectangle die and adhered to an ornamental grey cardstock die-cut.

The image panel and sentiment die-cut were adhered to the reserved image panel, which was then adhered to a grey A2 card. Red gemstones from the Diamond Sparkles Gemstones Festive Selection were added to the top left card and to the sentiment die-cut to finish the card.

If you'd like to learn more about this card, please pop over to my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping

Topflight Products Used:

 Autumn Fire and Yellow Submarine Fresco Chalk Paints by Paper Artsy

Sage and Guacamole  Fresco Chalk Paints by Paper Artsy

Thanks for visiting today! See you next Tuesday!

Monday, October 26, 2020

Making A Thank You Card

Hello Card Making Fans, Karen Bearse here to start the week off with a Thank You card. I used lots of Darkroom Door stamps on this one. It is so easy to use their stamps to switch up the theme. You can check all that out, along with the tutorial on my blog!  


Let's look at the products used to make this Mixed Media Monday card. 

 Start with a Word Block or background stamp, there are many to choose from! 


Ink it up with Prism inks & stamp with a spritz of water. 

Add in a Frame. 

Make the frame pop with some embossing powder, like this Spanish Poppy color.

Then let's add a focal image using part of a Filmstrip stamp. These cards are so easy to switch up just using other Darkroom Door images! There are also so fun to make!! Thanks for joining me here this week & I hope you get the chance to get inky!!

Friday, October 23, 2020

Katzelkraft Chunky Animals

 Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week. Ericka here with a quick card using the Katzelkraft Chunky Animals.


I love this fun and unique animal set that you can use for any type of card.

I paired it with the Best Version of You sentiment for a fun an unique card.



 Also, when purchasing your Katzelkraft stamps, don't forget that you also need to use mounting foam in order to stamp with them.

For more information on how I created my card, stop by my blog Strangely Creative. Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you have a chance to get crafty.



Thursday, October 22, 2020

Carabelle Studio Stamps - Pere Noel

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today! 
This week it's anything goes, but since I never have enough Christmas cards, I went with that. 

This cute Santa from Carabelle Studio Stamps is so large, it fills an entire A2 card, so not much else is needed here.

I colored him with watercolors and markers and added the heat embossed sentiment on a piece of foam tape - see for supplies below.

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, October 21, 2020

Safari Birthday

Hello, everyone! Today I have a one layer birthday card for you featuring images from the Craft Emotions Party 2 set.

Aren't those images kooky cute?  I colored the ones on my card with Copics.  I had included the For the Love of Stamps Bee Happy sentiment during my layout.  I like that the elephant is reaching for happy as well as the balloon.

As a final touch I added sky and grass using the Polkadoodles Grass Lawn Stencil and Prism Ink Blue Lagoon, Olive Green, and Spring Meadow.

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, October 20, 2020

Scared for Halloween?

Greetings! It's Tuesday, which means that it's Kathi here with a project to share with you! I'm firmly in Halloween mode and have created a scary card with the Humanoids (KT2223) Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set by Katzelkraft, the FP001 Cling Rubber Stamp Set by France Papillon for PaperArtsy, the Halftone Skull and Redemption  stencils by Andy Skinner for Creative Expressions

Here's my card!

I started the card by brushing Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Blue Print Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks onto mixed media cardstock using the fabulous new Blending Brushes by Time For Tea then heat setting to dry the ink. 

Grey and black ink were brushed over New York City Skyline and heat set again. White hybrid ink was sponged over the Halftone Skull Stencil then the panel was heat set again. I'm into heat setting. The word "Scared?", from the was Redemption Stencil , was positioned on the skull's forehead, Post-It Notes were used to mask the other words, then white ink was brushed over the stencil onto the image panel.

Two of the stamps from the Humanoids (KT2223) Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set were stamped onto white Copic-friendly cardstock.  The hazard sign and the caution tape stamps from the FP001 Cling Rubber Stamp Set by France Papillon were stamped as well. All images were colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then edged with a black marker.

A spider rub-on was added to the center of the hazard sign to reinforce the creep factor of the card. The image panel was trimmed, then edged with Black Soot Distress ink. Washi tape was added to the base of the card, then the image panel was matted onto yellow cardstock, then onto a 6" square black card. The stamped and fussy-cut images were adhered as shown to finish the card.

If you'd like to learn more about this card, please visit my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping.

Topflight Products Used:

Thanks for visiting today! See you next Tuesday!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Darkroom Door Pine Bough Christmas Card


Hi Friends!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today to share a vintage inspired Christmas greeting.  I made the background panel by dipping my die cut paper into watery ink, then overstamping with the Darkroom Door Number Medley collage images in a subtle brown.  I used my stamp platform to repeat stamp a pine bough from the Pinecones set in greens and browns.  I stamped the scripty sentiment from the Yuletide Greetings set at the top and layered with an organza bow.  I hope you are inspired to play with your Christmas stamps now!  Thanks for visiting, Autumn

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