Monday, June 17, 2019

Let Your Dreams Blossom | For the Love of Stamps

Hi Everyone!

Jenny here with a card that uses one of my favorite techniques - emboss resist. 


I'm using a stamp set by one of my favorite brands at Topflight Stamps - For the Love of Stamps.  I'm using the Floral Favorites set full of lots of whimsical flowers and a few great sentiments. 

To create my card, I arranged the flower and leaf stamps in my MISTI stamp positioning tool over a panel of Bristol Smooth white cardstock, as close together as possible.  I then stamped them in embossing ink and heat embossed in white.  I removed the stamps and then rearranged them all again, repeating the steps until the entire panel was covered.


I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to swipe stripes in a variety of purple and pink (and a touch of blue) horizontally across the panel.  I then spritzed heavily with a shimmer spray to enable the color to gently blend into each other.   The embossing resists the spray, and when dry, you can buff it off with a dry cloth.  I trimmed down this panel and popped it up on foam tape to a white notecard. 


The sentiment was heat embossed in white on black cardstock trimmed out and popped up on more foam tape.  As a finishing touch I added some iridescent jewels.

Love how this sparkles in the light!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Cute Fairy....


Happy Friday Topflight Stamps friends..... Annette Allen here with you today to share this card I created using Carabelle Studio: Fairy of Love stamp set and Jane Davenport: Happy Little Unicorn Die Set.  

I love coloring up this fun little fairy from Carabelle Studio. I colored the images with Copic Sketch markers and cut with my Brother Scan n Cut machine. 


I used a misc. embossing folder and then added some fun Ranger Oxide inks for a colorful and bold background. I used foam adhesives to give all my images some dimension. A simple card with no sentiment that way I can use it just to send a sweet note. 

Thanks for stopping by!


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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Stamperia Bookmarks

Happy Thursday! It's Ericka here with a couple of bookmarks I made using a stencil from Stamperia. It's summertime here and I'm hoping to schedule a little reading time into our day so these bookmarks will come in handy.


I had a background I made on watercolor paper with some Dylusions Sprays and thought this stencil would be the perfect for making some pretty bookmarks.

https://topflightstamps.com/products/stamperia-lace-texture-stencil

The purple shine from the Viva Decor Inka Gold Embossing paste is so pretty.


The sentiments are from Visible Image and AALL & Create and were a fun addition to the bookmarks.


Thanks for stopping by and if you would like more details on how I created these bookmarks, feel free to stop by my blog Strangely Creative. Have a wonderful day and I hope you get a chance to open up a good book and relax a little.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Oh dear! I'm late!


Hello, friends! Toni here with you today sharing a belated birthday card featuring Stamperia Alice. I love these vintage illustrations, don't you?


As a base, I used a card front I had at some point stenciled with numbers. I applied Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy using the Visible Image Meshing Around stencil. I also applied PaperArtsy Grunge Paste using the Visible Image Fibres stencil.



I love the shiny crackle effect and the matte finish of the PaperArtsy Grunge Paste.


Wearing rubber gloves, I applied PaperArtsy Seth Apter Fresco Chalk Paints Set 1 with my fingers. I swiped it on, rubbed it around, took some off with a paper towel and baby wipe, mixed colors and just kept going until I liked the result.


And, boy, do I!  There is so much color and texture and fabulousness there.  My last step for the background was to stamp the sentiment using Stazon Jet Black.  Then I tackled the white rabbit, coloring him with a combination of Zig Real Brush Watercolor Markers and Copics, and diecutting him using a pierced oval die.


Feel free to check out my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, or my Instagram to see my other creations.  Have a great rest of your week!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Stamperia Steampunk Father's Day Card

Hello, Lisa Hoel here! Father's Day is fast approaching and I was in need of a card for my Dad. The Stamperia brand is being showcased this week here on the blog and they have products that are perfect for masculine cards! I used stamps and a stencil designed by Antonis Tzanidakis and the steampunk vibe is just what I wanted.


I started off with a Gel Press Plate print made with black, white and orange paint. It created an interesting base. On top of that, I used the Mixed Media Layout stencil and the Emboss It Dabber to apply embossing ink. I mixed the Eclipse and Desert embossing powders from the Seth Apter Baked Velvet Neutrals kit to emboss the stenciled design. The top layer of the card is fussy cut stamped images and gear diecuts.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great week.

Topflight Stamps Products

Stamperia stamp set - Time Machine

Stamperia stencil - Mixed Media Layout

Stamperia Stamp - Corrugated Cardboard

Seth Apter Embossing Powder
by Emerald Creek - 
Baked Velvet Neutrals

Gel Press Plate



Monday, June 10, 2019

Stamperia | Bubbly Bubbles

Hi Everyone and welcome to the Topflight Stamps blog! It's Jenny here, and today I have a fun card created with a bubbly celebration in mind!  



I'm using the Wine List Champagne stamp by Stamperia which is a fun little stampset with a lot of possibilities. 


To create my card, I first created the background.  I stamped the bubbles image from the kit lots of times repeatedly in embossing ink onto watercolor cardstock, adding white embossing powder as I went.  I was sure to turn the stamp different ways so it looked random. I then heat set it.



I spritzed the panel with water and then dropped in some PaperArtsy Infusions powder in Lemoncello, letting it wick out.  I also added some Liquid Metals in Metallic Saffron for some added sparkle.  I then heat dried the panel and die cut it to 4 x 5.2.5", adding it to a white note card.

I stamped the glasses from the stampset in embossing ink and heat embossed them in Pale Gold embossing powder then trimmed them out and popped them up on foam tape. I also added some gold shimmer pen to simulate bubbling champagne inside the glasses.



My Congrats sentiment is a die by Paper Rose.  I die cut it from vellum and gold mirror cardstock, added a double layer of foam tape and then popped it over the glasses.     



As a finishing touch I scattered a few sequins and called it finished!

Jenny

Friday, June 7, 2019

Scare CROW...


Hello everyone.. Annette Allen here with you today to share a card I created using OZ Scarecrow by Visible Image and That's Crafty: ATC Coins


I created a stamped background with all these cool crows but first I stamped this fun scarecrow in the middle and also part of the scarecrow on one of the That's Crafty: ATC Coins. A different way to give your card some dimension without use foam adhesives. I also added some NUVOBottle Green Crystal Drops. 

Totally simple card to create just need to do a little coloring.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Katzelkraft Flower

Happy June and happy summer! Ericka here and today I'm sharing a simple flower from Katzelkraft that I colored with colored pencils.


Here is the stamp set of beautiful flowers and great sentiments.

https://topflightstamps.com/products/katzelkraft-carpe-diem-inspirational-quotes-unmounted-red-rubber-stamp-set

I stamped the flower with Fade Out ink so that I could do no-line coloring with my colored pencils.


 These flowers are so fun and I'll definitely be using them again. I paired with this fun sentiment to make a simple card.



That's all for me today. If you would like more information on how I made this card feel free to stop by my blog Strangely Creative. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!






Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Forest Fairies


Hello, lovelies! Toni here with you sharing a whimsical fairy card.

I started the card by applying Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls onto glossy cardstock. I diecut this with a Hero Arts die from the August 2016 kit.

Next I sprinkled Brusho Leaf Green onto Neenah 65lb Metallic Cardstock.



I wasn't sure whether the Neenah 65lb Metallic Cardstock would (1) handle water and (2) still show the shimmer with Brushos.  I was pleasantly surprised on both counts!


I stamped Lavinia Aerial (small) and Rory of Lavinia Rory & Darcy onto the shimmer background using Stazon Jet Black.


I stamped the  Debbi Moore Designs Fairy Life Quotes 21 using Stazon as well.


I applied a LOT of foam tape to the alcohol ink diecut and popped it on top of the card base.  I diecut a handful of Memory Box Dancing Butterflies out of Neenah 65lb Metallic Cardstock. I adhered these using Gina K Connect Glue.


Have a fairy happy day!  I'll see you next week. In the meantime, check out my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, or Instagram to see my other creations.
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