Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Steampunk Card

It's Tuesday, which means it's Kathi here to share a project with you.. I love Steampunk and I love cats, which means when I saw That's Crafty's new Steampunk Darlings sets, I knew that I had to have them. So far I've got two sets, but that will change, especially since there's a set with a bunch of cats. 

Anyway, since I've decided that this week is Steampunk week on my blog, I decided to use my new Steampunk Darlings Set 2 by Kelly Horton for That's Crafty

I also used the wonderful Steampunk Border Clear Stamp #116 by AALL and Create.

Here's my card. I didn't use a sentiment because I can't decide who to send this to and for what occasion. I can always add a sentiment, but once everything is glued down, it's harder to change.

I was not having a great day in the craft room and tried to do my usual stamp, mask, and stamp or stencil over the image, but things were just not working out according to plan. 

So I went with Plan B. It's good to be flexible like that. I stamped both the cat and one of the three fabulous Steampunk women from the Steampunk Darlings Clear Stamp Set 2 by Kelly Horton onto white cardstock and fussy-cut both images. I decided to take the easy way out and use patterned paper for part of the background. That of course turned out to be not easy as I collect Steampunk patterned paper. I knew that I wanted some flowers, so after a bunch of dilly-dallying, I settled on this sheet. 

I colored both images with Copic markers, added gold glitter pens to the brass accents on the image, and used a black marker to cover those unsightly white edges.

I used Onyx Black VersaFine ink to stamp the Steampunk Border Clear Stamp #116 by AALL and Create onto blue patterned paper from the same pad. I trimmed the paper, used a scissor blade to distress the edges, and then used a gold leafing pen to gild them.

The patterned papers were layered and clock-themed washi tape was added to the bottom. The edges of the card front were distressed and I added gold leaf pen to them. I decided that the I should add a gold foil sticker border, so I did. The card front was added to a blue card and the colored images were adhered as shown to finish the card.

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:

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Monday, August 10, 2020

AALL & Create Tracy Evans Hare Tissue Stamping Technique


Happy Monday!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today to share a fun mixed media technique turned encouragement card.  I am absolutely in love with Tracy Evans' new Hare stamp!  I really wanted to use him repeatedly on the same project and the more I thought about it, the more I decided I wanted to use the tissue paper stamping technique so I could point him in different directions.

I simply stamped three rabbits onto tissue paper (the kind for gift wrap) in permanent black ink over a piece of scrap paper (to absorb any excess ink).  I dried with my heat tool.  Then I painted two images on reverse side with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics over my glass mat (because the tissue would stick to paper) and the third image on the front side.  The colors I used were CaramelNougatSlate and Blush.  Once the painted images were dried, I outlined them with water on a brush so I could tear away the excess tissue paper.  Then I used ModPodge to adhere them to a gel printed panel.  This close up details shows how well the tissue "melts" into the background.  It is a great way to layer images without masking.  Finally, I added some gold embossing with the Roundly stamp and watery drips of more Blush Frescos.  The sentiment is a sticker.

I hope this post has given you some fresh ideas and made you want to play!  Visit Topflight Stamps today to see all of the new AALL & Create stamps!  Hugs, Autumn

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Dots to Diamonds Rainy Days

 I hope you are having a good weekend. Ericka here with a another fun Dots to Diamonds card using the fun Hunkydory Pad 2.

I love these pads and the variety of designs you can use with your gemstones.

I blended Distress Oxides into the background with the blending tool and then colored up the umbrella and cloud with Copics.
I love all the gemstones from Hunkydory but for this card I used the Festive Gemstones to create a rainbow of color.
 I used the Visible Image sentiment from Brave & Strong to finish off my card. Thanks for stopping by and for more information on how I created my card, stop by Strangely Creative.

Have a wonderful weekend and see you next week.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Dots to Diamonds and Lavinia Stamps

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today! 
This week we focus on Dots to Diamonds,fun paper packs from Hunkydory (linked below).

For the background I used a paper pad from Hunky Dory( Hunkydory Dots to Diamonds Paper Pad 1). I first sponged the background  and then added the stencil and sponged some more. I added Hunkydory Diamond Sparkles Gemstones and some Stickles on the top. I stamped teh fish and added some "water plants". I used bleach to lighten up the plants.  You can see how beautifully this sparkles a bit better on the photo below. Unfortunately the photo doesn't do it justice. 

I used this paper pad previously, you can see it HERE if you are interested.

Here are the products I used:


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Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Super Heroes

This week we're showing off some of the things you can do with the Hunkydory Dots to Diamonds products.  Here I'm using pages from Hunkydory Dots to Diamonds Pad 3 as they are, mostly.

The pages I used reminded me of fireworks and since they were foiled, it seemed the perfect fit for what I had in mind. 

See what I mean?! The Paper Rose Super Hero Fun images along with a diecut cityscape and I had the perfect super hero cards!

I colored up both images with super hero colors and embossed the sentiment.  Check out how shiny the foil is on these!

I did add some white pigment pen accents to the foiled dots as you can see.  Just a bit more added interst and sparkle.

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, August 4, 2020

Dots to Diamonds Proud Peacock!

Greetings! It's Kathi here to share a very sparkly card with you. This week my TFS teammates and I are sharing projects created with Hunkydory Crafts' Dots to Diamonds Papercraft Pads.

I've used the beautiful peacock design from the Dots to Diamonds Papercraft Pad #2, one of four pads in the store, plus Blue Diamond Sparkles Glitter GemstonesFestive Diamond Sparkles GemstonesBlue OmbreRainforest Green, and Evergreen Prism Pads. I've also used the Twirling Tendrils Stencil #86 by AALL and Create.

Here's my card!

The beautiful peacock was colored with Copic markers, trimmed, and matted on shimmery textured metallic textured paper. Aqua and teal gemstones from the Blue Diamond Sparkles Glitter Gemstones packet and blue, green, and gold gemstones from the Festive Diamond Sparkles Gemstones packet were added to the image panel.

Blue OmbreRainforest Green, and Evergreen Prism ink were sponged over the the Twirling Tendrils Stencil #86 by AALL and Create to create background paper for the card.

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

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Topflight Stamps Products Used:

See you next Tuesday!

Monday, August 3, 2020

Junk Journal with Dots To Diamonds

Hello Topflight Stamp Fans, Karen Bearse here with a quick & easy page & a tutorial on my blog. These techniques can be used for a Junk Journal piece, a card or as an art journal page. This week the team are playing with Dots To Diamonds so check back to see all the wonderful inspiration!

This card was made with just a few simple products that pack a punch!

Start with the Dots to Diamonds paper pad- I used pad #1 but there are a few different to choose from.

Add some Super Matt Varnish to seal & protect the area from ink.

Then for 1 step color that looks like you had to use many layers add some PaperArtsy Infusions. 

Now for the bling!! So many Diamond Sparkle colors to choose from!!

The Stamp Set Mail Art by AALL & Create was perfect. There are so many images on this one set!!

The images are so crisp! Look how wonderfully dynamic those Infusions are. Thanks so much for joining me, I hope you get a chance to get inky today!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Something Different

Happy Friday! Ericka here with a panel I made using a variety of supplies including this beautiful set from Stamperia called Sea World Lady.

I had a panel I had made using my gel plate with some paints and thought it would make an beautiful background for an embossed  Sea World Lady 

As you can see it is a rather large stamp and I used WOW Embossing ink and powders to give her a unique look against the texture plate background.

I added several layers of embossing powder to give the panel different textures and then used black paint around the silhouette.

For more information on how I created my card, stop by my blog, Strangely Creative. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful weekend!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Pinky Inky

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today!

For some background information on why I used this stamp and why I colored it this way you may go to my blog post, if you are interested.

I used watercolor paper and stamped the huge octopus fro Pink Ink Designon it. It really is enormous! It did not quite fit on my A2 card. But most of it did. Good enough. I colored it with water colors. I used a little strip of designer paper on the side and used the same paper to heat emboss the sentiment.

Here are the stamp supplies I used:
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