Saturday, February 4, 2023

Butterflies and Script

 Hello friends! Alanna here and I'm back with a fun and easy card to share with you today. To get started, I took two colors of the Spectrum Noir Shimmer Pearl ink pads in Raspberry and Amethyst and did a direct to paper technique with them. I love the fun effect that I got as I swiped the ink pads across my piece of white card stock. And because these inks have shimmer in them, they are just beautiful. Unfortunately, the camera didn't want to pick up on any of the shimmer and shine.

After my panel was dry, I trimmed it down to 4x5.25 inches and then took the beautiful Butterfly Collage stamp from Studio Light and stamped it with my Versafine Claire Nocturne ink pad. I love this image and how detailed it is. 

I matted this panel onto some black card stock leaving a thin border and then added this to a purple A2 notecard and that completes this card! I debated on adding a stamped greeting to my card but then decided it didn't need one. Bonus - this card can now be used for nearly any occasion. :)

I plan on creating several of these cards to give as a gift set to a friend. 

You can find all the products I used on this card in the Topflight Stamps store below. I hope you've been inspired! ~ Alanna

Friday, February 3, 2023

Studio Light Gel Press Love Card


Hello friends! Ericka from Strangely Creative here and today I have a mixed media card using my gel press along with this grungy Studio Light  Cherry Blossom Love set. 

I started by creating a background with my gel press and used the PaperArtsy Peachy Keen paint and pressed bubble wrap on the press. I love the bubble look once the print is pulled! I then stamped the Studio Light Cherry Blossom on the side with Versafine Clair Nocturn ink and clear heat embossed it. I then used some distress crayons to color in the flowers and parts of the stamp.

I then used the sentiment from the Studio Light Sentiment and Wishes and white heat embossed it on on blue card stock. I finished my card with a little ink blending with the Lavinia Elements Ink in Dark Denim.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Colored Paper Artsy Stencil Card

 Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today. This week it's anything goes. 
I got inspired by Tracy Scott. She used Prismacolor pencils to color in the stencils. I went with alcohol ink markers - works too, although she undoubtedly does it better.

I guess you also get a bit more detail with pencils than with markers, but markers I bet are faster.....The sentiment is from a sticker book, see below. I also added some sparkly gems in matching colors.

I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting. 
See you next week with more Topflight Stamps inspiration.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Crafty Individuals - Layers of Monochromatic Color


Hi everyone,

Colleen here of Irishrosecreations sharing a fun monochromatic layered card today!  Monochromatic cards basically focus on one color family.  Here I've focused on purple, with a black and white background to compliment it! 

For this card, I was inspired by a similar version that I saw on Instagram. I changed up the color and stamps to make this card my own! I love to use white and black layers on my card, so I focused on using those colors to help my purple focal point pop! Let's get started on how I made this beauty!

First step was to create and organize the layers I needed to build the card. Using basic rectangle nesting dies (if you don't have these dies, you can measure and trim the layers using your paper trimmer), I created 5 layers - 3 in white and 2 in black. The sizes of the white and black layers alternate so that it's white - black - white - black - white. The 5.5x4.25 card base was black. So, in all, I had 3 white layers and 3 black layers! 

Next, it was time to add some detail to the white layers with my stamps! Using Lavinia dye ink in Violet Chalk, I stamped the Flower from Crafty Individuals onto the smallest white layer. Then I added a couple sentiments from Foliage by AALL & Create in the upper left and lower right corners around the flower in black ink to help bring the black layers forward. I also ink blended Violet Chalk around the edges of the flower to frame it nicely. Finally, I used my alcohol markers to add depth and color to the flower. Adding color to the flower helped all that beautiful detail in that stamp just shine! 

Then, I stamped the next 2 white layers in black ink using Counting Down by Crafty Individuals. The only pop of monochromatic color that I wanted on this card was purple. Everything else remained black and white! 

The final step was to adhere my layers together. I used a liquid glue because it gives me a little wiggle room to place my design elements exactly where I want them. I'm notorious for not lining up my card layers, so liquid glue is my saving grace! I finished with a few purple sequins to compliment the purple flower! 

Monochromatic cards are so easy to make, the only decision is the color and the design of your card! Thanks for stopping by today! 

Supplies Used:

Flower by Crafty Individuals

County Down by Crafty Individuals

Foliage by AALL & Create

A Heart Card

 It's Tuesday so you've got Kathi here to share a project with you. This week's theme over at the Topflight Stamps blog is "Anything Goes".  I've made a card that is heart themed, but not especially Valentine-y with PaperArtsy's Eclectica EDY01 Cling Rubber Stamp Set by DarcyInk and the Dog Mini 124 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp, and two colors of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints.

Here it is!

Drops of Vintage Lace and Blah Mange Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints by PaperArtsy were applied to Cut 'N' Dry Stamping Foam, pounced on my craft sheet to mix them, then pounced onto a panel of mixed media cardstock. This process was repeated until the panel was covered. The panel was trimmed to 4.75" x 6.75" and heat set.

Pink VersaMagic ink, a chalk pigment ink, was used to repeatedly stamp the Ink and the Dog Mini 124 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp onto the painted panel. This was also heat set.

Using a stamping platform and Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink by Imagine Crafts I stamped the heart border from the Eclectica EDY01 Cling Rubber Stamp Set by Darcy for PaperArtsy at the top of the painted, stamped panel and heat set.

With the border stamp still in place on the platform's lid, the panel was rotated 180°, the stamp was reinked, the border was stamped again, and the panel was heat set. 

The zipper heart stamp from the Eclectica EDY01 Cling Rubber Stamp Set by Darcy was centered on the platform's lid, inked with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink, stamped onto the image panel, and heat set. It was also stamped onto repositionable label paper, which was fussy-cut to be used as a mask.

Watercolor markers and a metallic paint marker were used to color the images. White colored pencil was used to add highlights to the hearts. Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Glitter Brush Pens - Clear Overlay was used to add a touch of sparkle to the gemstone hanging from the focal heart.

While coloring the images with one of the red watercolor markers, I had a bit of a happy accident. I inadvertently got a red fingerprint on the image panel, decided it looked cool, then used a wet finger and the red marker to edge the image panel.

The fussy-cut mask was placed over the heart. Black and silver paint pens were used to add splatter to the image. 

Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink was used to edge the image panel, which was adhered to an A7 black card.

Please pop over to my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping, for instructions and complete supply lists.

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, January 30, 2023

Bonded for life

 Hello there!!  Mel Pilling here today with a timeless story of true love amongst wolves.  This beautiful stamp set by Hobby Art Ltd. certainly spoke to my heart.

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For this art journal page, I did the sky and grass with Lavinia stencil brushes, using the following ink pads by Prism  : Olive Green , Rainforest Green , Peacock Green , Canary Yellow  and Blue Lagoon . For the cliffs, I stamped the ink pads on my craft surface. With some water and a brush, I painted a rough streaky cliff.  Once dry, I drew in some detail with a fine black pen. The cliffs were done with prism ink pads  Slate Grey  Wild Mushroom , olive green and Thunder Cloud. I stamped the wolves directly on the project (for edge details), then stamped them again on clean card stock.  I coloured the wolves with watercolour markers then fussy cut them and stuck them on the project. I then drew in some extra hair detail. 
The trees were stamped in .Versafine Clair inks :   Morning Mist  Shady Lane  and. Nocturne    I  added some foliage using Lavinia foliage stamps. Topped off with a few flowers in liquid pearls and a great love story unfolds

Friday, January 27, 2023

Jane's Doodles Fox Hugs



Happy Friday crafty friends! Ericka from Strangely Creative here and today I have a simple card I made using the Jane's Doodles Sleepy Fox along with this great Hugs die. I love this large die and it is perfect to create a card for a friend. 

I started by coloring this cute fox with Spectrum Noir Watercolor Markers and then fussy cut her out. I then used the Lavinia Mystical Mists in Golden Temple and Pinkella and lightly sprayed the corner of my card base. I applied a piece of scrap tissue I had left over from a previous project and glued it down and placed my fox down over it.

I used the Hugs die on some leftover watercolor paper I had and then outlined the bottom to help it pop on my card. I also used my white pen and added dots to my leaves. A fun a quick card perfect for a friends who needs a hug. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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