Saturday, September 30, 2017

Rubber Dance Journal

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Today we have a gorgeous journal created by our Guest Designer Lisa Hoel using the Artist Plate Stamp Set from Rubber Dance Stamps. Be sure to check out Lisa's blog for details on how she made this beautiful creation. 

Artist Plate

Friday, September 29, 2017

Do You Believe in Magic? Mixed Media Shadow Box

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Irit is here again and this is my free post made for Topflight Stamps shop.

As you know this is this week when the designers can pick their own style of stamps and to make the project that speaks for them in the best artistic way.

So for me it was my very first time  of working with Lavinia stamps and making this magical project in my own creative Mixed Media way.
I made this shadow box over the white plastic shadow frame.

Every single inch was covered with mediums,paints,  texture paste over stencils and chipboards were added for the more texture and interest.

The inside of the box was made with stamped image using Lavinia Guinevere Mermaid stamp.
I stamped the image over white cardstock and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.
Then I added more texture with a stencil that was heat embossed with sparkle powder.
The inside chipboards were added inside.

The sentiment was stamped with Lavinia Those who don't believe in magic sentiment stamps, die cut and added on the box corner. The sentiment was arranged on a piece of a real fishing net.

Here are the stamps I used to make this altered shadow box :
Guinevere Mermaid by Lavinia

Those who don't believe in magic by Lavinia
I really hope that you liked my Mixed Media stamped project and love the Lavinia stamps that you can buy from Topflight Stamps.

If you want to see more of my work you are kindly invited to my blog!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Carabelle Stamps Encaustic Canvas

Hello Topflight Stamps fans! Karen Bearse here today with a very unique encaustic canvas. I recently had a play date with a group of creative friends & we got to play with encaustic. I have actually taught classes using this medium and it was fun to get waxy again. 

This canvas was a lot of fun to make, with lots of cool layers. The stamping definitely adds excitement to the piece.

The stamp set I played with is designed by Birgit Koopsen of Carabelle Studios. It is called Scribbled Leaves & Textured Circles. I love all the potential of this set! So many fun pieces to investigate. 

Thanks for joining me on Topflight Stamps today! If you want to see a break down of how I made my canvas you can check out the tutorial here. See you next week. Make sure you take time to play!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Topflight, Visible Image and "Jazz it up"

My post for this week at


"Jazz it up"


Visible Image

Jazz it up

Background 187 by Studiolight

Background Losanges from Katzelkraft

Good viewing!

Nathalie Fournier / Topflight

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Celebrate your Day

Welcome to the Topflights Stamp blog.  Steph here again showcasing another wonderful stamp from Crafty Individuals - Inky Borders and Studio Light - Butterflies.

I chose to stamp all images as one to create a background, adding selective color to the images.

I inked the panel with brown ink, then matted the panel with black cardstock then orange cardstock.  I wrapped ribbon around the panel then aded it to a black panel.  Coordinating twine was tied to the knot.

Using the phrase from Studio Light - Butterflies - I stamped each word individually on orange cardstock, then die cut.  After matting with a larger black die, I added the phrase to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by and please pop by my blog for more crafty inspiration. 

See you next Tuesday.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Bloom Canvas

Welcome to Topflight Stamps, It's Clare here with you today and I'm sharing with you a small canvas I made using stamps from Carabelle Studios.

The Stamp set is called 'Loving Thoughts' and is available to purchase at Topflight Stamps.

With very little planning my canvas had lots of different layers of  paint.  I wasn't really sure how it would turn out so I took stage pictures of my canvas.  These are available to view on my blog you can have a peep by clicking here.

Topflight Stamps carry a large range of Carabelle stamps pop over to the online shop to check out the full range.

Remember we have a different designer everyday so stop by and see what our crafty designers have been up to.

Crafty Hugs,


Friday, September 22, 2017

Take life one cup at a time

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to our Coffee/Tea lovers blog hop.
 I am a part of Topflight design team and we hop with more artists this time.
Let me say that I am not a huge fan of such a themed stamps. 
But with the most lovely For the Love of Stamps Sweetest Tea Party stamp set making such a card was a pleasure.
I hope that you like my tea card and adore the great sentiment as much as I do.

 So this is this adorable stamp set I used to make this card:
For the love of stamps- Sweetest Tea Party

And if you are coffee and tea lovers you bare most welcome to participate in thie blog hop!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Coffee Card and Blog hop!

Welcome to Thursday on Topflight Stamps!! Karen Bearse here with a pretty, coffee art card. The design team are participating in the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop where they are giving away tons of prizes so you are going to want to jump in. Hurry though, the contest ends tomorrow, Friday Sept 22 at 6am pacific. 

 Here is my entry. Nummy just looking at this card makes me want a cup of coffee!

I used the Crafty Individual Stamp, Tea at Three as the focal point to my card.   

To add in the coffee rings & title, Dark Room Door has a great set called Coffee Time.  If you want a tutorial on how this card came about check out my blog here

Thanks for joining me here today & I hope you participate in the hop!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"Coffee lovers" chez Topflight

This is the week for coffee at home


and I had the great privilege of working with the set

Darkroom Door

Coffee time

and I take part in the challenge

Coffee lovers

Here are the materials used:

The powders Infusions:
The Sage
Are you Cerise
Golden Sand

My two stencils:
Set 9 from Tim Holtz
Bubble by Kelly Purkey for Simon Says

  Distress inks:
Iced Spruce
 Picked Raspberry
Walnut Stain

and the paper My Favorite Things "Painted Prints Smitten"

Nathalie Fournier / Topflight

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tea time with Couture Creations

Welcome to the Topflights Stamp blog.   Steph here again showcasing stamps from Couture Creations.   If you haven't checked out the Topflight store yet, you need to see the variety of stamps in the store.  They have some amazing stamps from all over the world.

Today I'm using Enchanted Tea Party.

I created a background using the tea cup and watch, repeatedly stamping each in black ink on a panel of white.

Next, I wrapped Whisker Graphics twine around the panel and adhered the panel to a black card.

I stamped the tea pot on another panel of white and die cut.  I added it to a larger black circle, then placed it on the card using foam adhesives for dimension.  The phrase was added next to the tea pot.

I love the black and white effect on this card.

Thanks for stopping by and please pop by my blog for more crafty inspiration. 

See you next Tuesday.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Tea for one!

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps blog, It's Clare with you today and this week we are all taking part in the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  Now am I am a coffee lover and my favourite tipple is a café Latte but today I am playing with a quintessentially English beverage...TEA!

On a large tag I painted with Paperartsy paints and stencilled onto the tag.

Using the Cup of Tea set from Darkroom Door I stamped onto some Dictionary pages using the tea pot, teapot and the large sentiment 'A Woman is like a teabag'

             I fussy cut around the tea cup, tea pot and fashioned a tea bag around the sentiment.

After attaching some washi tape and dripping some brown ink down the tag I attached my tea for one to complete my tag.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  You can visit my blog by clicking here

Happy crafting,


Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

Today we're taking part its the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!

We're featuring some CAS cards made using Oxide Inks and the Darkroom Door Stamp Set called Coffe Time.

Coffee Time

Remember When Steampunk art page

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my weekly Topflight Stamps shop post.
Once in a couple of weeks the designers make craft projects in their own free style using any stamps from the Topflight shop that fit their personality and preference.
So for me it's usually some Mixed Media project and this week it's a Steampunk art page made with three different stamp sets.
I called it Remember When as it's vintage, dark and looks like something from the past.

First I made the background with Studio Light Basic Background stamp using white pigmented ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Over all upper layers it's pretty hard to see this part of stamping, but after adding paints and mists it acted as resist and you still can see a lot of stamped background on the left of this piece.

The second part of stamping was stamping over vellum of Carabelle studio Steampunk: Machine a remonter le temps- Steampunk time machine stamp using black embossing powder and you can see the part of this stamping inside the Steampunk chipboard frame.

The last stamp set used to make this art page was Carabelle Studio Papillion Steampunk or Steampunk  butterfly stamp and its was stamped over white cardstock and heat embossed with black powder.
I added some metal cogs over this fantastic butterfly image and hand cut it to be my main image.

Everything else on this art page are paints, mediums, chipboards, mists and... Whatever we use to make the real Mixed Media project after we used our beloved stamps.

Stamps used to make this page:
Steampunk time machine

Steampunk Butterfly

Thanks for reading my weekly post.

If you would like to see more of my work you are mostly welcome to my own blog.
 See you all next weeks with a totally different stamping inspiration!

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