Friday, July 3, 2020

Stencil Play

Happy Friday and 4th of July Weekend! Ericka here and today I'm playing around with a couple of stencils and techniques.

For my first card I blended Distress Oxides on a background and then used transparent texture paste with the PaperArtsy PS143 Stencil by Tracey Scott.
This is a large stencil with beautiful lines and I decided to add some WOW! Sparkles glitter in a similar color to match the background.

For my second card I used some Darkroom Door stamps and stencils with a Distress Oxide background.

I stamped Warm Wishes flowers the image on a background I had smooshed Distress Oxides on. I then used the Abstract 08 set with Distress Oxide in Speckled Egg to add stamped textures in the corners.

I then did some ink blending with the Distress Oxides using the Darkroom Door Grunge Border stencil.

I also added some texture paste with the stencil for some added fun. For more information on how I created my cards, check out my blog Strangely Creative. Also check out the Topflight Sale here for a little retail therapy. Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Underwater World

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today!
This week we are featuring stencils.
I paired it up with stamps by Craft Emotions, a Dutch stamp company. The have the cutest stamps (and they are inexpensive!)

I made my background with the Visible Image - Fibers stencil. I first  stamped different kind of light blues ad the background. Layed the stencil over it and sponged with darker blues. No need for perfect blending. I stamped those cute whales on a piece of scrap paper and fuzzy cut them. The rest of the animals I stamped directly onto my card base. Used bleach to get rid of the background color and colored over it.  I didn't add a sentiment, as it would have been too crowded. I can always add one later into the inside of my card. 

Here are the stamp supplies I used:
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Versafine ink

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Crackle Dreamer

Hello, everyone!  A couple of weeks ago I had made a card using this same Darkroom Door Butterflies Stencil. This time I actually let the crackle embossing paste dry naturally.  Guess what?  It turned out perfectly with the crackles and not the funky bubbles!

I used the stencil as a mask as well, rubbing various Prism Inks over the butterfly to add color and emphasize the crackles.

I sponged the background with Prism Ink then used the PaperArtsy JOFY PS147 Stencil with a damp paper towel to remove some of that ink. I removed the stencil mask and spattered the card front with water. Yum!

I also sponged a few Pronty A5 Pretty and Cool Stars Stencil with more Prism Ink.

Finally I stamped the Katzelkraft Dreamer sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black.

Katzelkraft - Dreamer - Sentiments - Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set

Talk about dreamy!

I'll be back with you next week. Until then, why don't you check out the new products that have come into the TFS shop!  You can shop your heart out using this 12% off coupon!

You can also check out my other creations by visiting my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Have a Magical Adventure!

Hi there! It's Kathi here sharing a project. This week my lovely teammates and I are sharing projects made with stencils. Topflight Stamps carries lots of wonderful stencils by a variety of companies, so you should mosey over there, have a magical adventure discovering new stencils.

Here's my project.

The Steampunkesque Cling Rubber Stamp Set has four wonderful Steampunk images and three sentiments.

I chose the flying man image, which is kind iconic. If you have a Trader Joe's supermarket near you, they used to have that image on their shopping bags. Anyway, I stamped the image onto white cardstock and onto mask paper. The mask was fussy-cut and placed over its counterpart on the image panel.

Periwinkle Prism Ink was sponged over the clouds portion of the Great Outdoors Stencil by PolkaDoodles. I start at the top and work my way downwards. I then went back and did the same thing, a bit more randomly Pink Jellybean Prism Ink. 

When I was happy with the coverage, the stencil was removed and I placed the Kay Carley PS080 Stencil by PaperArtsy stencil at the base of the image panel and sponged  Rainforest GreenDusky RoseFire CoralPurple Velvet Prism Ink by Hunkydory Crafts over it.

The mask was lifted and the image was colored with Copic markers and some glitter pens. The image panel was matted with silver cardstock, then set aside while I worked on the background for the piece. 

Moving from left to right, several colors of Distress Oxide inks were sponged over the Cogged Up Stencil onto Silver Metallic Cardstock and heat set. The piece was trimmed into three pieces and edged with more Distress Oxide Inks, adhered to black cardstock, then matted as shown.

Black Modeling Paste was scraped over the Journey Stencil onto die-cut black cardstock. The stencil was removed and silver embossing powder was sprinkled onto the wet paste. The excess powder was dumped off, and the sentiment was heat set. An embossing pen was used to add some fluid randomly to the letters, then rust embossing powder was applied, removed, then heat set. The sentiment was matted with silver cardstock, then it and the image panel were added to complete the piece.

If you're curious about this project, I will have some step-out photos and a more complete (totally boringly verbose) set of instructions on my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping

Topflight Products Used:

The Cogged Up Stencil by Andy Skinner for Creative Expressions

Thanks for visiting! See you next Tuesday!

Monday, June 29, 2020

AALL & Create Flourish Bird Stenciled Card

Happy Monday!  This week our design team is showcasing the Topflight Stamps stencil collection.  I used the Abundance stencil by AALL & Create and texture paste over a bit of direct to paper using Prism Dye Ink Pads in Ocean Spray, Nautical Blue and Olive Green.  Even though the direct to paper is a bit geometric, the addition of the stencil covers the "harsh lines."

I added the watercolored bird image from the Flourish stamp set, with an extra bird cut out and popped up for dimension.  I brushed my Prism pads in green and blue on a scrap of paper and stamped a few flowers from the Blooming Field set, which I fussy cut and tucked under the bird.  I thought the sentiment strip would be perfect to encourage a friend in times like these.  I hope you've enjoyed this card and are inspired to play with your stencils today!  Hugs, Autumn

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Gel Press Embossing

Happy Friday! Ericka here and I hope your week went well. Today, I'm playing with the Carabelle Studio Postcard and some gel press prints I had saved in my stash. I also am using embossing powders to add texture and shine to my cards.

 For my first card I used embossing ink to stamp the Postcard image.

I used the Sunflower WOW! Embossing Powder part of the Parc Floral set to heat emboss the image.

I then took the Carabelle Texture 3 Stencil and applied embossing ink with a blending tool to add WOW! Curacao embossing power for green texture.

I also added the Carabelle Butterfly Letter stamp to the card for some fun.

I created the other two cards in a similar way using gel prints I had previously made.

I used the same stencils as well but played with Distress Glaze for a fun texture and color.

I stamped the Darkroom Door Dream Big Sentiment Strip and cut it into pieces to use on all of my cards.

For more information on how I created my cards along with the supplies I used, check out my blog Strangely Creative. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!
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