Monday, February 24, 2020

Katzelkraft Steampunk Mixed Media Bird Tag

Hello friends, it's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today to share a mixed media tag featuring a gorgeous stamp set by Katzelkraft called Carte Postale.  I am new to working with Katzelkraft stamps, but am already addicted!  I purchased a sheet of EZMount so I could use my stamps with my stamp platform easily. 

I love creating backgrounds from stamps, especially using small stamps to make repeat patterns.  I chose the thin lines stamp and stamped it on my watercolor paper tag up and down horizontally, then added a few vertical stamps to make a cross hatch design.  I embossed the stamping with Seth Apter's Baked Texture in Ancient Amber along the center of my tag and added an older Emerald Creek EP along the edges for contrast.  I inked the tag using direct to paper (DTP) with Prism Ink Pads in Smoked Paprika, Wild Mushroom, Slate Grey, and Roasted Coffee.  Next, I added some die cut gears, which I embossed with Seth's Chunky Rust.  I glued the gears to my tag as shown.  

I inked a panel with the above mentioned pads and stamped the bird and leaf motif twice each.  I cut one bird into a tag, then cut the wing and clock from the second to layer.  I attached a brad to the wing so it could flap back and forth making an interactive element.  ;0  I stamped parts of the postcard image and in Roasted Coffee to add contrast.  I used the same ink to add watercolor shadows to the image.  

I mounted the smaller tag over the larger with some vintage holey paper, sisal fibers and the fussy cut leaves.  I attached some motivational stickers to finish it off.  I adore this stamp set and can't wait to use it again.  Make sure to check out all of the Katzelkraft stamps at

Have a great week!  Autumn

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Enjoy The Little Things

Happy Friday Topflight fans! Ericka here today with another fun PaperArtsy plaque. I've been having so much fun with this PaperArtsy ETS 34 set that I wanted to make something bigger than a card.

I added some fresco paint in Summer Sky and Twilight  as well as some Distress Paint in Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron. I stamped the images in black archival ink and added white gel pen to these great designs. There are so many pretty details to all of these stamps and you can make so many different and unique combinations.

I added the flowers and butterfly from the the PaperArtsy ETS 28 set.

For more details on how I created this picture, stop by my blog Strangely Creative.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend! Cheers, Ericka!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Happy Birthday with Carabelle Studio

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today!
Carabelle Studio came out with some wonderful new stamps - including this cute set that I used for my card.

I immediately fell in love with those quirky animals! So I squeezed almost all of them onto my card. I colored them with water brush markers and water brush pens. I used watercolor paper as background.  The sentiment is from Katzelkraft. I trimmed my card base and used green card stock to frame it.

Here are the stamp supplies I used:


Versafine inkHunkydory Brush Markers

I hope you liked this. See you next week!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020


Hello, Topflight Fans! Toni with you again today with a card that uses one of my favorite Gelli prints ever. Yum!

I used a variety of acrylic paints including PaperArtsy Autumn Fire, Terracotta and Midnight Fresco Finish Chalk Paints.

The Gelli print is on deli paper so I back it with Scor-Tape and mounted it on the card front. It got a bit wrinkly which I loved. It makes it seem like parchment.

The colors remind me of the Renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci so I decided to use an IndigoBlue Steampunkesque image. Are you familiar with Leonardo's plans for a flying machine?  Voila!

I stamped the flying guy with Stazon Jet Black.  I used either the Jet Black or Stazon Timber Brown for the Visible Image Creative Chaos images as well as sponging the Jet Black with the Pronty A5 Pretty and Cool Stars Stencil.

I added some more of the vibrant PaperArtsy Autumn Fire by sponging the PaperArtsy Sara Naumann PS122 Stencil. Love that color!

Once done with the stamping and stencils, I took my sand eraser and went over the surface of the card to remove some of the color from the wrinkles and age the "parchment" further. Again, yum!

That's it for me today! I'll see you next week.  In the meantime, why don't you check out the new products that have come into the TFS shop!

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Believe Card

Greetings! It's Kathi here today with a card featuring the gorgeous Dragon Clear Photopolymer stamp set by Pink Ink Designs. The detail on this stamp set and all of Pink Ink Designs' stamp sets is absolutely incredible. 

Here's my card:

The dragon was stamped onto Cryogen White cardstock, which has a slight golden shimmer to it. When you color with Copic markers and ink with dye inks, the shimmer comes through the colors and is absolutely magical. Just like our Dragon friend. 

When I was done coloring, I realized that I didn't have loads of room around that gorgeous dragon, so I used an old manual circle cutter to cut vellum, which was placed over the image panel. Periwinkle and Dusky Rose Prism inks were sponged over the edges of the circle onto the panel.

Periwinkle Prism ink was used to stamp the flourish to the right of the dragon and all the stars around the circle.

The image panel was trimmed and matted with pink glitter cardstock then adhered to a 6" square card.

Believe was die-cut from the pink glitter cardstock and adhered to finish the card.

If you'd like to know more about this card, please visit me at Kat's Tales of Stamping!

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Thanks for visiting! See you next week!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Mixed Media Monday on Topflight Stamps

Hello, Karen Bearse here for Mixed Media Monday. I have another mini art journal page for #the100dayproject. There is a full tutorial on my blog which you can find here.

This is a fun & easy way to create a background with just a few products. It is also nice & shimmery from the Glimmer Mists & all that nummy stamping detail as well!

I started with this DIY & Cie set Globe Trottier, it has so many fun images, quotes & small stamps that are perfect for background or fun little details.  

The Sprays used for the background are Prism Glimmer Mist in Apple Green & Glamour Gold.

I added a stencil image as well using this steampunk stencil by Antonis Tzanidakis.

Stamping was done using Prism Inks, I am really loving these inks they are creamy with nice color. Especially good for backgrounds & surprisingly crisp for main images. Here they are stamped & re-stamped to create a swatch.

Eileen Hull Emboss Powder by Emerald Creek in Golden Rod & Glistening Glass were also used to add that wonderful texture.

The paper doll is by Tim Holtz. Thanks for joining me today on Mix Media Monday, I hope you get a chance to play today!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Darkroom Door Bohemian Lace Journal & Poppy Card

Happy Sunday friends!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you for a Saturday Special post.  I'm sharing a super quick and easy altered journal/sketchbook that you could easily make as gifts for your boho loving friends. 

My friend @carolinasweetlee taught me this technique for making chalkboard paper.  Simply freshly reink your Black Soot Distress Oxide pad and rub it until you cover 98% of a sheet of cardstock.  The white spaces look like a wiped chalkboard.  Now, you need to let this dry 100%!  It will give you black fingerprints and you can easily make a mess, so heat set the paper and set aside for a while.  And clean your fingers!  ;0

I had intended to turn this panel into a card, but liked it so much I adhered it to a purchased journal.  I stamped the Darkroom Door Arrows Background stamp in Black Soot DOX onto white cardstock and stitched it across the chalkboard piece.  Then I stitched lots of laces and velvet trim.

I embossed the Darkroom Door Wander Quote stamp in Brass EP and mounted it over my collage.  You could use any color of EP here to coordinate with your own trims.  I adhered a trio of vintage buttons along the top. 

Lastly, I sanded the kraft paged notebook to remove the sheen so it would tie in with the chalkboard.  I adhered my panel onto the front, then adhered lace "bookmarks to the inside front cover with cloth tape.

I used the remainder of my Black Soot chalkboard panel to whip out another simple card using the same stamps.  I tucked in a paper poppy and added red stitching and embossing to give this card more of a pop.  

I hope you find these projects inspiring and will take a peek at the Topflight Stamps shop for more Darkroom Door stamps to spark your muse.  

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