Thursday, December 31, 2020

No Day without Laughter

 Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today! 
We don't have a theme this week. So I figured I ink up that darling Charlie Chaplin stamp that recently moved into my card room. It is from AALL&Create - see link below.

I used photo paper as background and added Brusho. I love the detail you get with that. Stamped Charlie on a piece of scrap paper, colored him with water brush pens and cut him out. Stamped the sentiment on a piece of scrap paper, drew some lines around the words and cut them as well. Added some striped paper to my background and

I hope you liked this! I wish you a Merry Christmas!
 See you next week with more Topflight Stamps inspiration.

Here are the stamp supplies I used:
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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Happy New Year with Drinky

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps blog. It's Donna and I'm back again today with an easy New Years Card. I created the background using PaperArtsy Fresco Paints and my favorite brayer. I stamped the Katzelkraft cat named Drinky in black ink and colored him in with Copics. I used half the sentiment from a PaperArtsy Stamp set to get the Happy New Year. After I stamped the sentiment I colored in the HAPPY with a white gel pin and stamped back over it with the black ink to add back any lines I covered up with the white. 

Finally, I stamped Drinky on top of the sentiment. Then fussy cut the colored Drinky and adhered him to the card with Hunkydory foam squares. To finish it off I added a few pink rhinestones from the Hunkydory Pretty Pinks Diamond Sparkles set. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Happy New Year!

Greetings! It's Tuesday, which means that it's Kathi here to share a project with you. I don't know about you, but I'm thrilled that soon we'll all be seeing 2020 in hindsight.

Maybe I'm not quite as eager as the robot from the Robots 1 Unmounted Red Rubber Set by Katzelkraft, who couldn't wait to chuck the year into the garbage bin AND set afire!

Here's my card.

I started the card by stamping the Garbage Can and one of the robots from Robots 1 Unmounted Red Rubber Set onto white cardstock. I then fussy-cut the robot and the trash bin. I separated the lid from the trash bin to create an open receptacle.

The images were colored with Copic markers and edged with dark marker. Several layers of clear Glaze pen were added to the light bulbs, the goggle's visor, and the rivets on the robot. The trash bin and robot were set aside while I created a background for them.

The Distressed Brick 6x6 Stencil was placed over grey cardstock and brushed with Distress Inks. Details were added to the mortar and the bricks with a black chalk pencil. I also used the chalk pencil to add the sidewalk to the base of the image panel. The image panel was trimmed and a strip of plain grey cardstock was layered onto the top of the brick to finish the wall. The brick wall was then adhered to navy cardstock, which was trimmed to 4.75" x 6.75" and edged with Distress ink.

Using Onyx Black VersaFine Ink, I stamped the same robot over the stenciled brick in the position I wanted him.

Teal-ish cardstock was cut with alphabet cutting dies, lightly smudged with black Distress ink, then adhered behind the top of the garbage can.

White cardstock was brushed with Canary YellowRed Chili, and Fire Coral Prism Inks by Hunkydory Crafts then cut with four different flame dies. The flames were adhered behind the numbers in the trash. The flaming trash bin was then adhered to the image panel.

The robot was adhered over the his counterpart on the brick background.

The sentiment, from my beloved Classic Sentiments Clear Stamp Set by Heffy Doodle, was stamped with Onyx Black VersaFine Ink then die-cut.

The card front was adhered to a white card and the sentiment was added to complete it.

If you'd like to learn more about this card, please pop over to my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping!

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Thanks for visiting today! Wishing you a happy, healthy, safe, joyful, and prosperous New Year!


Monday, December 28, 2020

Darkroom Door Eat More CUPCAKES Flap Front Cards

Wow!  This eventful year is coming to a close and I don't know about you but I feel a sense of peace as it ends and a new beginning approaches...  I wanted to spend a little time over Christmas break to stock up on some birthday cards for next year, so I created a little assembly line with my stamp platform and some adorable Darkroom Door stamps.  

I grabbed my pad of Hunkydory watercolor cardstock and cut it as show, with one sheet making two 4 x 5.25" panels for backgrounds and two strips at 2.75 x 8.25".  I repeat stamped my focal sentiment, Eat More Cake by Darkroom Door, onto the bottom half of the strips, then scored slightly above to create flaps for my cards.

I die cut a little tab to hold the flap shut.  To do this, I marked the end of my top flap on the bottom panel with a pencil, then I used washi tape to position my smallest circle die in place.  I pulled the top panel up from under the die and took it to the die cutting machine.  I lined my top plate up a little over the line on the top of the circle to make a partial cut.

I used Prism Inks in a variety of colors using the Direct to Paper (DTP) technique to color my panels.  I shared a video tutorial on this HERE.  To get the cupcakes on the inside of my flaps to remain white, I stamped them in permanent ink (because dye inks will smear with this technique) and then colored over the image with the Darkroom Door Resist Crayon before using the DTP with Prism Inks.  After I spritzed and blended my inks as desired, I heat set them and the crayon, which magically melts into the paper so it is no longer shiny.

I just love this Cupcake stamp!  The top of the flap is the perfect size to store a giftcard above it.  I made sure to only glue the top half of the flapped panel onto the card base so there was room to close it.  For my backgrounds I repeatedly stamped the new Sketchy Stars, some embossed in white.  I hope these cards inspire you to get to work on building a happy 2021 for yourself and the ones you love.  Big creative hugs, Autumn from SewPaperPaint

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Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Ericka here and I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas time. Here is my last Christmas cards for the year using a variety of products that can be found at Topflight Stamps.

I love the Fancy Snowflake Die from Polkadoodles and layers cut it out twice  in gold paper to layer it on my card.

For my background I used the PaperArtsy Infusions in Raspberry and In The Navy paired with the Hunkeydory Prism Powders Set 2 for a little sparkle and brightness.

To finish off my cards, I used the Visible Image Classic Christmas for a big bold look.

For more information on how I created my cards, stop by my blog Strangely Creative. Thanks for stopping by and I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Peace on Earth

    Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today! 
This weeks theme is Christmas cards.

I used this wonderful stamp from Katzelkraft, which you basically just have to color in. Sometimes its nice just to do that and don't think too much about how you are going to design the card. Even with the coloring I just kind of copied it off the stamp insert. I sponged the outsides with distress inks and colored with markers and watercolors. Added water splatters. The sentiment is heat embossed and from Darkroom Door -see below.

I hope you liked this! I wish you a Merry Christmas!
 See you next week with more Topflight Stamps inspiration.

Here are the stamp supplies I used:
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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Happy Christmas, Peter Polar Bear

Happy Wednesday!

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps Blog!

I haven't posted here in forever. The business has grown so much in the last 4 years that I barely have time to order, enter in new products, and get everything mailed out.

I'm so excited to share this card with you today. I LOVE this stamp set by Hobby Art called Peter Polar Bear. I stamped him out and then used watercolors to created the background and color in the rest of the image. To finish the card I layered some matching card stock adhered to a square 6 x 6 card base. Just for fun I added a little white pompom to his hat and some clear glitter pen to the star and his hat. 

This card was easy and fun. I hope you get some inspiration for future winter/Christmas cards. 

Thanks for stopping by and I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Believe in the Magic

 Greetings! It's Tuesday so it's Kathi here sharing a Christmas card! Since this is a magical time of year, I decided to use the beautiful focal fairy stamp from the Make a Wish Clear Polymer Stamp Set by Pink Ink Designs to create a card. I also used just the first line from the Sacred Spells verse by Lavinia Stamps, though the Fairy Merry Christmas Clear Polymer Stamp would have worked nice too, if I only had it in my stash! 

Here's my card!

The fairy from the Make a Wish Clear Polymer Stamp Set was stamped onto white cardstock and colored with Copic markers. Glitter pens were used to add a touch of glitter to the snowflakes and some of the small dots. A white gel pen was used to add highlights to the holly berries, then several layers of clear Glaze pen was used to dimension and shine to them and the mistletoe berries.

I stamped the first line the verse from the Sacred Spells Clear Polymer Stamp using Onyx Black VersaFine Ink below the image on the colored background. 

Fairy Merry Christmas Clear Polymer Stamp, also by Lavinia Stamps would have worked really well. Alas, I don't have it in my stash. Yet!

Since the fairy stamp was so intricately detailed, I decided to keep the card design fairly simple, so I limited myself to using a corner rounder punch was used on the top right hand corner, a mat layer, and patterned paper.

White Gold Premium Metallic Cardstock from the Neenah Creative Collection was sponged with Rainforest Green Prism Ink by Hunkydory Crafts to create shimmery green cardstock that was used to mat the image panel. Using dye inks with this paper creates some really wonderful results, especially if you're a magpie like me and love some shimmer and glitter.

The image panel was first adhered to patterned paper, then to a 5" x 7" card.

If you'd like to learn more about my card, please visit my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping.

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

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