Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Happy New Home

Hello, friends!  Toni here with you today. You know I love fairies and it occurred to me that the large Visible Image Creative Chaos flower could work as a skirt for Lavinia Tree Goddess Luna. It worked a treat!

I started by stamping the Visible Image Creative Chaos flower with Versafine Onyx Black.  I then masked it and stamped the upper body of Lavinia Tree Goddess Luna. I stamped her legs separately so I could tilt them forward so they wouldn't be so hidden.

I colored the resulting image with Zig Realbrush Markers and coated the wings with Clear Wink of Stella for a bit of fairy sparkle.

The embossed sentiment is from the Visible Image Oz Dorothy and Toto set.

I intend to give this to a coworker who just bought a new home. The housing market here in Seattle is quite competitive so I'm sure she's glad the "fun" of house hunting is done!

Feel free to check out my other creations on my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, or by following me on Instagram.  See you next week!

Monday, May 20, 2019

Spring Blooms | For the Love of Stamps

Hi everyone, and welcome to the Topflight Stamps blog!  It's Jenny here, and today I'm joining you with a pretty floral card, created with one of my favorite brands carried at Topflight - For the Love of Stamps (by Hunkydory).

The stamp set I'm using today is Spring Blooms, which is a giant set, all of the main florals will cover an A2 size card base! 
Image for For the Love of Stamps - Spring Blooms Edge It A4 Stamp Set
To create my card, I first stamped the beautiful floral stamp in black waterproof ink onto Bristol Smooth cardstock trimmed to 4.25 x 5.5".  I then colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I used three shades of purple for the blooms, flesh and olive for the centres, and grey and blue grey for the leaves.

I added some splatters by scribbling some of the colors onto an acrylic block and adding a little water before pick it up with a brush and flicking it onto my card.  I dried it and then stamped one of the sentiments from the set in embossing ink and heat embossed in Platinum embossing powder. 

Be sure to check out For the Love of Stamps at Topflight - while this one is out of stock, there are some truly gorgeous sets available some of my faves include this one with butterflies, this one which is another huge set with birth flowers, and this one with lillies, which I've used in a previous post

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Father's Day...

Happy Friday everyone... Annette Allen here with you today to share this fun Father's Day card created using Paper Roses: Dad's Toolbox stamp set

I created a stamped background for my card base. I used watercolor paper so I could add some simple color using watercolors.

Make sure to let your card dry completely before adhering to your card base. You can use a heat tool or just let it dry on its own. Lastly I stamped the sentiment on a separate piece of card-stock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives to give it a little dimension. 

Simple card too recreate and for sure to bring a special person a big smile.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

You're A Legend

Happy Thursday Topflight fans. Ericka here with a quick masculine card that will also work great for Father's Day.

I don't know about you, but sometimes I have a hard time creating masculine cards. This Darkroom Door set is perfect for any type of card for the guys and I love the detail on the cars and the great sentiments.

For this card, I simply blended some Distress Oxide inks in Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, and Squeezed Lemonade and then stamped the car in Versafine ink and clear heat embossed it. A couple flicks of water and some black Nuvo drops, my Father's Day card is complete.

Thanks for stopping by and if you would like more information on how I created my card, feel free to follow me at Strangely Creative or on Instagram.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dad, You're the Best

Hi, Topflight Fans! Toni with you today! Now I don't find masculine cards easy to design but I have to admit this Paper Rose On the Road stamp did all the work for me. Woo hoo!

I asked my husband if he thought it was masculine after I colored it and he mansplained to me it had a truck on it so duh.  LOL.  Men!

I stamped the image onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black and colored it with Zig Realbrush Watercolor Pens. You can just see that I added a bit of sky.  The sentiment is also stamped in Versafine Onyx Black. Easy peasy man card!

Feel free to check out my other creations on my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, or follow me on Instagram.  See you next week!

Monday, May 13, 2019

Father's Day | Indigo Blu Bike

Hi everyone Jenny here!  The team are creating cards for Father's Day this week, to give you inspiration in advance of the big day next month. 

For my card, I'm using the 'Ride Long' stamp by IndigoBlu.  It's a mounted red rubber set with a fantastically detailed image, and some unique sentiments - great for the dad in your life who rides!

To create my card I took panel of rustic looking cardstock and stamped the main bike image in a pale grey ink.   I then stamped it again on some copy paper and fussy cut it out.  

I added the mask over the top of the bike with some removable adhesive. I then overlaid the Strobes stencil by Visible Image so the centre was over the bike, and fixed it with some tape.   This stencil is great for all sorts of cards, to create a focal point on your card.

I used some light brown ink and blended it out from the centre of the stencil, fading out towards the edges. I was careful not to go all the way out to the edges to avoid the square edges of the stencil appearing on the card.   

I then went back in with some darker brown ink and blended it just around the centre of the stencil.

I peeled up the stencil and then stamped the sentiments in black ink directly over the stenciled image.  It was mounted onto a white card base, and as a finishing touch, I added Nuvo Clear Drops to the headlight of the bike - I love doing this for vehicle or window images.  

Enjoy your week!


Friday, May 10, 2019

Great Love...

Happy Friday Topflight Stamps friends... Annette Allen here with you today and I am sharing a card I created mixing a few sets together. I created this card using That's Crafty: Shroom Town stamp set, AALL & Create: Blossomed Dreams and Studio Light: Brick Mixed Media Stencil

I wanted my card to be full of color and well I think I achieved that goal. 

I colored the images using Copic Sketch markers and hand cut the image out leaving a hint of white around the edges. I cut my card base and then used the Studio Light: Brick Mixed Media Stencil for the background using Ranger Oxide inks. 

After the background was all inked up I adhered my cut image to the base of the card using foam adhesives. I always stamp my sentiment last just because I really never know where I will put it. This time around I stamped it right on the card base. 

Totally simple card to create and as you can see you can use any colors together. 

Thanks for stopping by.

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