Tuesday, March 31, 2020

3rd Birthday Blog Hop WINNERS!

I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. Today we are announcing the WINNERS from the 3rd Birthday Blog Hop.

First of all, thank you to everyone who participated in our Birthday Blog Hop as well as to all the designers who created gorgeous inspirations.

Here are the winners of the $15 Topflight Gift Card from the comments left on the designer's blog.

Take Me to the Ocean -- A Canvas

Greetings! It's Kathi here with a Steampunk canvas with Stamperia's wonderful new Sea World Octopus Stamp Set, the Mechanical Sea World Thick Stencil, and  Visible Image's Dare to Swim Clear Polymer Stamp Set.

Here it is!

This is one of those projects that took on a life of its own after I was ready to bin it! My original intention was to create a card, but I didn't like the way the tentacles were colored.  Then I couldn't bear to trim the image panel, had no room for the sentiment, and then decided to just make a canvas since I love all things Steampunk!

The Octopus, from the Sea World Octopus Stamp Set, was stamped onto a5.5" x 8.5"  piece of white metallic paper and onto mask paper. The mask version was fussy-cut and placed over the image panel. Distress inks in shades of blue were sponged over the image. More Distress ink was sponged over the Sea World stencil onto the image panel. The greenery and fish from the Dare to Swim Clear Polymer Stamp Set were stamped onto the image panel. The mask was lifted and the Octopus image was colored with Copic markers. The image panel has a lot of shimmer that I wish you could see! 

If you'd like more information about this canvas, please pop over to my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping. 

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Thanks for visiting today! See you next Tuesday!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Mixed Media Monday with Gwen LaFleur Products

Good morning, Lisa Hoel here! I still have a few Creativation projects I haven't shared yet on the blog. One of the really fun parts of the show is getting to take workshops with awesome designers from the industry. I was fortunate enough to take a class taught by Gwen LaFleur and created this fab collage project!

Fun details:

Love the bead accents!

We learned several collage techniques and made a glorious mess with Fresco Paint, stencils, ink and stamping! Gwen's new embossing powders from Emerald Creek added some lovely finishing touches.

Topflight Stamps carries most of the supplies needed to create a mixed media project such as this! Take a look and browse around.

Topflight Stamps Products:

PaperArtsy Gwen LaFleur stamp set - EGL04

PaperArtsy Gwen LaFleur stamp set - EGL06

Gwen LaFleur embossing powder - Topaz

Gwen LaFleur embossing powder - Antique Yellow

Versafine Ink - Onyx Black
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint - various colors

Friday, March 27, 2020

Express Yourself with Darkroom Door's Sentiment Strips!

Hi there! It's Kathi here, I'm visiting you on Friday this week because of the big Birthday Blog Hop! We're sharing projects using Darkroom Door Sentiment Strip Rubber Stamps this week. If you haven't seen this fabulous group of stamps, you really ought to check them out because they're ever so versatile and useful.

Here's my card using the Make Art Sentiment Strip stamp, the Paint Brushes stamp, and the Paint Tube Stamps. All of the stamps are by Darkroom Door.

As you can see, I decided to use several of the sentiments from the strip, which were stamped onto vellum and stapled over the swash of paint connecting the paint tubes and paint brushes. 

If you'd like to know more about how I made this card, pop over to my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping.

Topflight Products Used:

(I inked the stamp, stamped onto scrap, then stamped again without reinking, which gave a faded look to the type.)

Thanks for visiting today and see you next week!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Darkroom Door - Be-you-tiful

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today!

I made a background using glimmer mist sprays on water color paper. After it dried I stenciled the flowers and added white gel pen accents. Also added some black dots with a sharpie. The sentimetn is also from Darkroom Door and is heat embossed. Added some sparkly gems.

Don't forget our birthday celebration - you get all the information HERE

Hope you liked this. See you next week with more Topflight inspiration!

Here are the stamp supplies I used:

Carved FlowersBeautiful Blooms

Diamond Sparkles GemstonesGlimmer Mist, Glimmer Mist

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Lightbulb Moment

Hello, everyone!  This week we're focusing on the Darkroom Door sentiment strips that are rather new to the shop. There are a bunch of different ones; I'm using the Make Art one here. Isn't it fab?!

I stamped it using Prism Ink Wild Mushroom. I was really inspired by the sentiments and thought the IndigoBlue Steampunkesque image paired perfectly with it.

I stamped the image using Versafine Onyx Black. The stippling is a wonderful accident, resulting from using the more textured side of a piece of watercolor cardstock.  

In keeping with the creative sentiments theme, I sponged the Aall and Create Steam Cogs Stencil with Prism Ink Canary Yellow.  I stamped the Visible Image Destination Unknown sentiment in Prism Ink Fire Coral.

I used Prism Ink Fire Coral for the Crafty Individuals Wild Flowers and Ferns Silhouette and a combination of French Navy and Blackcurrant Jam for the circles from PaperArtsy Eclectica Tracy Scott 24.

The IndigoBlue Steampunkesque sentiment is in French Navy too.  Such yummy colors!

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.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Topflight Stamps 3rd Birthday Celebration and Blog Hop

Welcome to out 3rd Birthday Celebration! We've teamed up with some great designers to showcase birthday cards using the unique products available in the store. Please hop along with us and see all the beautiful talent from this group of amazing designers! This is the first post in the Blog Hop so if you get lost, you can always start back here. Catch the details below along with the giveaway information.
Ericka created this fun ans sparkly birthday card using Darkroom Stamps and stencil.

Ericka colored this beautiful Eclectic Cupcake Stamp and used the Darkroom Door Circles Stencil with Distress Oxides.

 Darkroom Door also has a variety of Sentiment Strip Stamps for all types of occasions. Ericka used the Happy Birthday strip and cut it down to include a couple of the sentiments.

Hop along with us for a chance to win some great prizes. 

Leave comments on the following blogs below and if you get lost you can always start back here.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a birthday celebration without prizes!  Topflight Stamps is giving one lucky winner a $50 Gift Certificate to the store. But wait, there is more, each stop on the hop has an additional $15 Gift Certificate up for grabs for some lucky commenter.  For a chance to win, make sure to visit every stop on the hop and leave a comment by March 28th. Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on March 31st.  Good Luck!

It wouldn't be a celebration without a SALE so hop on over to the store for 25% off your order, no coupon code needed.


Darkroom Door Stamps Sentiment Strips Cards

Hello friends!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint here with you today to share a few cards featuring the Darkroom Door Sentiment Strip Stamps.  I made these cards for our local stamp convention as samples for the Topflight Stamps booth.  These sentiment stamps are truly versatile and incredibly fun to play with. 

For this card I featured the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamp.  I embossed it in navy EP over a sanded metallic kraft core panel, that I splashed with watered inks to achieve a mercury glass effect.  

For the background I embossed the Starry Night Background Stamp in white and spritzed it with water, then added In the Navy Infusions powder to the top of the panel and spritzed with more water, letting it bleed downward.  I finished with a die cut star and some fibers to make a "shooting star" to wish upon. 

I made a few other simple cards to showcase the Sentiment Strips versatility.  Here, I partially stamped a portion of the Thank You Sentiment Stamp with Prism Artic Mist and clear embossed it along the bottom of my panel.  I then stamped the Fun Flowers Background Stamp in Versamark ink and embossed with Aqua EP.  I used the Artic Mist ink pad direct to paper (DTP) onto the panels to add more color.  I just LOVE the texture of the foam on these pads.  It is perfect for DTP techniques...

And this DTP technique might just be the most fun of all!  For this fun card, I clear embossed the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamp three times on my background.  Then I applied the Prism Ombre Ink Pad in Purples across my card panel repeatedly to make these stripes!  It works a charm!   I stamped a portion of the sentiment in the darkest purple of the ombre pad and clear embossed to make my focal image.  I die cut it and layered on a torn purple background with a row of Diamond Sparkles Gemstones in Pretty Pinks using the Silhouette Pick-Me-Up Tool.

Finally, I did a super simple bookmark or gift bag hanger stamping the Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamp in Versafine and sponging a rainbow with Distress Inks.  You could make dozens of these in an hour and have them on hand as birthday treats for coworkers. 

I hope this has given you some new ideas.  Thanks for joining me, Autumn

Blog:  SewPaperPaint
Facebook: Autumn Clark
Instagram: @sewpaperpaint
Pinterest: Autumn S Clark

Check out the full range of Sentiment Stamps HERE!








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