Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Topflight, Christmas in July and Carabelle.



We celebrate Christmas in July again this week at home

Topflight



I wanted this time to give my card a more traditional side

I once again worked with the beautiful stamps Carabelle Studio


"Des cadeaux de Noël"



Here are my Copic colors:

G07-G12-G24 and G28
R01-R05-R14-R46 and R89

My papers are from the collection

My Mind's eye "Comfort and Joy"

Nathalie Fournier for Topflight



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Christmas Tags

Welcome to the Topflights Stamp blog.   Steph here again showcasing the Stitched Angel Ornaments Stamp set from Creative Expressions.  Be sure to check out the store to see all the amazing stamps from around the world.  This set comes from England. 

We are continuing this week with a Christmas in July theme and I've made some Christmas tags this week.



I stamped the tree, the star and the angel with embossing ink and heat set each with gold embossing powder.  Next, I fussy cut each piece.


My first tag starts with a shipping tag which I covered with blue pattern paper.  I stamped and embossed small stars on the tag then added the large star on top with foam adhesives.  Merry Christmas was added on a slight angle under the star.


For my next tag, I used some fun and festive Christmas paper and placed the angel on top with foam adhesives.


Finally, I placed the tree atop a green  print with foam adhesives for dimension.  I stamped Merry Christmas, and for a different effect, I cut it apart and added the words in 2 spots on the tag.



These will look absolutely adorable on Christmas packages, don't you think?

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

See you next Tuesday.

Steph

Monday, July 24, 2017

Oh Little Town....

Hi guys.  It's Clare with you today to share with you my second project of Topflight Stamps, Christmas in July.  A little less traditional today but I have chosen to go with some bright and zingy colours to make a vibrant snowy town scene.


I prepared my card using Paperartsy Fresco Acrylic paints.  I stamped a row of Rubberdance Textured Houses onto white tissue paper, heat embossed and put them onto my card with matt medium.



I am really excited to have this set of stamps!  I can se so many uses such as new home cards and I cant wait to use these in a journal spread. 



I added some extra colour to the houses using some Neocolour II water soluble crayons before adding some of my own doodles and highlighting the windows.  Finally some sparkly stickles to layer the houses with snow!

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Thank you for stopping by today.  There is something new on the blog everyday so remember to check back to see what the rest of the team have been creating.

Happy Crafting,

Clare.



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Crafty Individuals Reindeer Card

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

It's Donna here today and I have a Christmas card to kick our Christmas in July Sale. All items in the Christmas/Winter Category are 25% from today through Friday, July 28!! No code needed. 



I made this card using the Crafty Individuals Snowflake Rudolph stamp. I just stamped with Versafine ink and water colored the image. I also add some Zazz Icicle Glitter glue to the snowflakes to add a little sparkle. And I added brown to the edges with a Tombow Mono marker. I love that this stamp is so detailed you don't have to add much to the card to make it interesting. 

Snowflake Rudolph

Be sure to come back each day this week for more Christmas in July Inspiration from our Design Team.
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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Steampunk Art Journal

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Today we have an gorgeous art journal spread created by our Guest Designer Lisa Hoel. She loves to create Steampunk projects and this one is just stunning. To see how she created this Steampunk art journal check out her blog.



Lisa used a wonderful Carabelle Stamp Set called The Heart Has its Reasons and the Visible Image set called Scripted Streets.


The Heart has its Reasons

Scripted Streets

Friday, July 21, 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in July!

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Irit here today and I am going to share my Christmas in July inspiration for Topflight StampsLet's begin from two odd things first.

How can we even think about making Winter and Holidays  projects with this heat outside? But, actually we all do. Lots of sites  show Christmas releases and projects right now. It make the outside less hot, for me at least. Second important odd thing is that I am Jewish and we don't even celebrate Christmas, but we do celebrate New Year and Winter season.

But for me Christmas is all about my childhood. I was born in Ukraine and moved to Israel when I was about 15, so I still remember and adore all Holiday symbols, colors and tastes and I really love to craft for my friends and part of my family.

Finally, here is my Christmas in July card for you to see.



As you can see it's a layered scene made with one single stamp set- IndigoBlu " Looks like rain, dear" red rubber stamps set.
For my card, I used the small stamps from the set, all five of them. Some were stamped directly on the card stock and some were stamped and hand cut and then glued over the card. The sentiment spot was stamped, die cut and added on the corner.



As you can see I used 4 wave dies (just non-branded cheap ones) to make the snow landscape.
I used  acrylic paint to make the blue background and added "snow effect" with white pearlized 3d paint.



I hope that you liked my Winter inspiration today and next week I am going to share the totally different project made with the very same stamp set. And as for now- run to the shop and see the largest in USA selection of non-USA artistic stamps and  the best ever Holiday section.

If I made my very first Holiday project you  should think about it too. And if you want to visit my blog and to see more of my work- you are mostly welcome!

Irit

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time to Make The Christmas Cards!

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Karen Bearse here to bring some HOHOHO to your day! I decided to start working on my December Daily by making a journal card. It is all ready for me to add my journal info on it.



This card was made using the wonderful Christmas Tree stamp by Katzelkraft. It has fun doodles inside the tree & Merry Christmas written in different languages.


I hope this helps you with your Christmas card decisions, I have a wee tutorial on my blog you can check it out here! See you next week when I will be playing with something that requires lots of snow... Thanks for stopping by & please sign up for our newsletter so you get all the deals!!

Karen

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It's Christmas at Topflight!

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!!

It's another day of Christmas in July at Topflight Stamps. It's time to start thinking about what you will do for your Christmas cards this year. I hope I will give you some inspiration today. I created this card for my first Christmas in July post. 


I used this beautiful set Carabelle Studio stamps. 
It's called "Des cadeaux de Noël"


I used Carta Bella "Christmas Day" papers and Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Paper stash"


I hope you enjoyed my card. I'll be back next week for more Christmas Inspiration.  

Have a good day!

Nathalie


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wishing You Heavenly Holidays

Welcome to the Topflights Stamps Blog!

It's Steph here again showcasing another wonderful stamp set from Topflight Stamps and this one comes from England. 

I've used a stamp set from Creative Expressions -  Stitched Angel Ornaments.  This stamp set has 13 stamps including 4 phrases. 

Stitched Angel Ornaments

To create my distressed card, I stamped the stars randomly on a white panel with blue ink, then inked around the stars with brown ink.


I created a square card, added pattern paper and tied a ribbon around the card.  Then I matted the panel with cardstock, and added it to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.   The phrase was stamped as previously described and added to the card front.



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

See you next Tuesday.

Steph





 
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Monday, July 17, 2017

A Carabelle Studio Christmas

Welcome to the Topflight Stamp Blog!

It's Clare with you today and this week at Topflight Stamps we are creating Christmas in July!  Now I probably only make a handful of Christmas projects each year as working in a school, it is one of the most busiest times of the year.  What with carol services,  nativities and fitting in the Christmas shopping, it doesn't always leave me with an abundance of time for creating.

Now a sensible crafter would be making their Christmas cards throughout the year!  Maybe I should take stock and start creating a few so that I'm organized! 


I started off by stamping the snowman from Carabelle Studio A6 - Snowman.  
Snowman

I Stamped the snowman again onto a post it note and cut it out to mask off Frosty.  Using some Hickory Smoke distress ink, I worked the ink around the card.  I stamped the snowflakes around him too.  Using the same colour distress ink and a water brush I added some colour to our frosty friend to give him some dimension.


I'm feeling rather pleased that it's only July and  I'm already ahead of the game for Christmas!

Pop back tomorrow for some more Christmas themed inspiration.

Crafty Hugs,







Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas in July

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

We're starting Christmas in July today.  It's never too soon to get started on your Christmas Cards. I've used a Katzelkraft stamp called Sapiens de Noel. I colored the images and the card base edges with Tombow Markers. I love how the trees are Zentagled. It'a fun and unique Christmas stamp. Stay tuned for more Christmas in July inspiration. 

Sapiens de Noel



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mermaid House

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Today we have an amazing creation by our Guest Designer Lisa Hoel. She has created this beautiful underwater scene featuring the Lavinia Alana Mermaid Stamp. To see how she created this fun and whimsical Mermaid House check out her blog

Did you know that Lavinia Stamps has a monthly challenge? If you love Lavinia Stamps you might want to enter. This month the theme is "Create a Landscape." And, of course they have some stamps that are perfect to use in building landscapes. Be sure to check it out. 

Alana Mermaid

Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer Holiday Fun

Hello, welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

This is Irit here today and I am going to share my Summer Holiday Fun Mixed Media card.
One of the great things about Topflight Stamps are the full themed sets from stamp companies around the world.
And when our topic is Summer/Sea/Nature some of the best are Rubber Dance stamp sets.


This is a set I used for my Mixed Media Nautical card: Retro Beach stamp set
To make this card I used not less than 9 stamps from this set and they connect in the most perfect way to make any Nautical project.


Rubber Dance - Retro Beach Stamp Set


The background layer was stamped with the nest stamp all around. I used white embossing powder and then painted the embossed image with emboss resist technique to get the outer frame for my card.
The inner "post card" was stamped with black embossing powder and the main image was colored with distress markers.


The background around the main stamped image was painted with a mix of blue paints and then some stencilled dots were added with clear/ gold texture paint. Some misted splashes were the last color touch for the card.


Small sea creatures were stamped and then hand cut to make the corner embellishment cluster on the right.
Three stamped hand cut words made the left corner sentiment.


As you can see no embellishments were used to make this card, but stamped image and mediums. I only added the twine piece to connect the corners to the anchor.

I hope that you liked my Nautical project and you can see more of my work in my own blog HERE.
Thanks for being here with me today and see you in a week with something totally different.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nautical Art Card & Tag using Joy Crafts

 Welcome to the Topflights Stamp blog.  We're sharing summer projects on the blog this week. We're also having a HUGE sale on all our Summer Stamps. Be sure to check it out!!


 Hello from the Topflight Blog. This week the DTeam are playing with summer or nautical theme. Karen Bearse here asking how are you inspired?  One way for me is browsing the web and looking at all the wonderful art that is being created. All of a sudden inspiration strikes. I decided to make an art card using postage stamps, paint & sewing based on my recent muses. 


I got to play with the Joy Crafts Seashore Icons set. I have to say I love how detailed these stamps are. Hot Tip: Use an archival ink the first time you stamp with clear stamps & don't clean the stamp after. It will help other inks stick to the stamp & create a clearer image. 


My 2nd project is a tag that was already in progress. I keep a tin of tags next to my desk that are partially worked on. This one was perfect to add some nautical images! 

I have a quick tutorial on my blog on how these tags were put together & some close up shots which you can find here. Thanks for joining me today! See you next Thursday.  

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Topflight, Crafty Individuals and Summer!

Welcome to the Topflights Stamp blog.  We're sharing summer projects on the blog this week. We're also having a HUGE sale on all our Summer Stamps. Be sure to check it out!!


Summer Sale Link


This week at Top Flight, it's summer!
The stamp for my first post





My basic medium used

The blue and green Bistre
That I applied on a SB paper
And then sprayed with water


I then applied my stamp with ink
Stazon "timber brown"




I discolored the basket, the flowers and the bird with
bleach


My two TCW stencils

"Mini complicated hearts" 6 X 6
"Mini art is" 6 X 6

Inks used for my stencils
Distress Pumice Stone and Brushed Corduroy

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Nathalie