Saturday, December 9, 2023

A Masculine Hello

 Hi friends - Alanna here with a pair of clean and simple masculine hello cards to share with you today. I don't know about you, but I always find it challenging to make masculine cards.

To get started, I took the Forest Scene image from Lavinia Stamps and stamped it two times onto white notecards. I did trim these down, so they are slightly smaller than A2.

After that stamping was done, I took the Reindeer (small) image, also from Lavinia, and stamped it over top of my trees in Versafine Claire Nocturne ink. I used my stamping platform to stamp it three times so that the image was nice and crisp. 

I then took some of the sentiments from my favorite Basic wishes stamp set from Studio Light and stamped them in the opposite corner. I rounded the bottom two corners and that finishes off these cards.

Find the products used in the Topflight Stamps store. I hope you've been inspired to maybe create a card or two for the men in your life.

Friday, December 8, 2023

Crafty Indivdual Christmas Tag


Hello friends! Ericka from Strangely Creative here and today I have a simple gel press tag I made with the Crafty Individuals Festively Ornamental.  


I started out with a gel press print and stamped the poinsettias. I then used the Visible Image Christmas Wishes sentiment and clear heat embossed it. I finished my tag with a hand drawn frame and attached some twine. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Topflight Stamp Supplies Used

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Crafty Individuals - Christmas Delivery

  Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today. This week's theme is all about Crafty Individuals  - one of my favorite British stamp companies. I love their whimsical stamps.

I started out with a gel press background from my stash. Stamped the car onto card stock and colored it with alcohol inks. Cut it out and added it to my background. Added lots of white splatter for snow and added a bit more "snow" to the car and parcels. i also added some Stickles to the parcel ribbons. you just can't go wrong with some glitter....
I trimmed the card and mounted it onto a white card base. No sentiment - I actually forgot...
I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting. 
See you next week with more Topflight Stamps inspiration.

And here are the stamp supplies I used: 


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Wishing you a Magical Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends, Mary Key here! Today and all of this week, TFS team are featuring Crafty Individuals stamps. I will be making a Christmas card and decided to use three stamps. I will be using enchanting Highland Stag along with Baroque Script stamp and a sentiment from Christmas Sentiments. These stamps are unmounted rubber stamps. I at times just used them the way they are or also add the mounting foam which I have is Crafter's Companion EZ Mount Foam. This is very sticky and is the best I've used to add my unmounted red rubber stamps.

I will be using smooth watercolor paper and Lavinia Dinkles - Blue Dragon and Blueberry. First I will spritz some water on my mat and use just a little of Blue Dragon, I sprinkled a little with a fan brush (a little is enough and very vibrant colors). 

Next, I will only do the corners of my watercolor paper and just a little smooshing into the Blue Dragon color and then heat dry with my heat gun.

Next, I will spritz again some water onto my matt and use Blueberry (only a little) with my fan brush and smoosh my watercolor paper and heat dry. This is what it looks like. 

Next, I lay my watercolor paper flat and on my stamping platform and add the Highland Stag with Versamark and use black embossing powder and heat dry with my heat gun.

Next, I then will be using the Baroque Script to the background with Versamark and use gold embossing powder and heat dry.

I then do some watercoloring the Highland Stag with some watercolor markers. After watercoloring I use one of the sentiments from the Christmas Sentiments and use some vellum to wrap my watercolor paper card. I did use gold embossing powder and heat it on vellum. Here is the finished product, I used white cardstock to finish my card.

Thank you for stopping by and keep creating!

Topflight Stamps Supplies Used:

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Happy Holidays!

It's Tuesday so you've got Kathi here to share a project with you. This week my teammates and I are focusing on Crafty Individuals' wonderful stamps. I've made a holiday card with the fabulous Luigi the Llama Unmounted Rubber Stamp

Here it is!

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko was used to stamp Luigi two times — once onto white cardstock and once onto repositionable sticker paper. The sticker paper was fussy-cut and placed over Luigi while I created a background for him.

The flattest of the Hills Acetate Masks by Lavinia Stamps was placed horizontally about halfway up the image panel. Della Blue Elements Inks by Lavinia Stamps was brushed over the Hills Acetate Mask and Luigi. A bit of pink ink was brushed over the background to add a pink glow to the sky. 

The Hills Acetate Mask was removed and Olive Elements Ink was brushed along the top edge and along the edge of a torn piece of cardstock. The torn cardstock was shifted downwards and Olive Elements Ink was brushed over it. Pine Elements Ink was brushed over the olive, then Sahara Elements Ink was added to fill in the grassland for Luigi.

Luigi was freed of his masks and received some color thanks to Copic markers. A piece of white cardstock was airbrushed with the light red Copic marker that I had used on the image, then cut with the Curved Banner Die by Heffy DoodleNocturne VersaFine Clair Ink by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko was used to stamp the sentiment from the Roundabout Sentiments Clear Stamp Set by Heffy Doodle, then heat set.

The image panel was trimmed to 4.5" x 6.5" and adhered to light red cardstock, then adhered to a white 5"x7" card. The sentiment die-cut was adhered to finish the card.

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

Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, December 4, 2023

Stay Warm this Season


Hi  Mel Pilling here today, showcasing this fabulous Raven stamp by Crafty Individuals.  Today, I wanted to use this handsome bird in a Christmas card. Raven’s are versatile. Not just for Halloween.


The sky was done using  Elements Inks in Blue Atoll and Blue Lagoon  using a hill mask below and blending lightly upward with a Stencil Brush . I just used residual inks from my blue stencil brush for the hills. The trees were done with a damp, repeat stamp process using a stamping platform .  I used Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn, Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch to make layers of ink. I moved it a little with a damp paint brush to blend the colours, then decorated with Liquid Pearl‘s.  I did a Lainey Swirl on the tree using white Pan Pastel and white gel pen for bit Christmas magic. 

I stamped the black bird onto my background with Versafine Clair Nocturne, then used white gel pen and a grey watercolour marker to highlight and blend him. I did his wing with red and yellow Indian ink markers to turn him into a red wing blackbird. The scarf was drawn by hand on clean card stock.  To get a perfect fit I stamped the bird on clean scrap paper, and drew the scarf on him, then I cut this out and traced around this onto clean card.  This I coloured and glued onto the bird on the project.


I love The Raven stamp by Crafty Individuals. There’s something about black birds I just love. This card is quick too. 

I always make a few at a time while the scarf template is made up. 


Thank you for joining me today on the Topflight Stamps Blog. Happy  Crafting!

Friday, December 1, 2023

Carabelle Studio Oh Christmas Tree


Hello friends! Ericka from Strangely Creative here and today I have a quick Christmas card I made using the Carabelle Studio Kate Crate Oh Christmas Tree stamp. I love the fun trees on this long stamp. I masked off my watercolor paper and then used the PaperArtsy Infusions in Emerald Isle and Green Man.


Once it was dry, I stamped the Oh Christmas Tree stamp and white heat embossed it. I added a frame around it with a black pen and then hand wrote "Merry Christmas." Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful week. 

Topflight Stamps Supplies Used

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