Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Steampunk Halloween!

 Greetings! It's Tuesday so you've got Kathi here to share a project with you. I love Steampunk and Skulls, so I've combined those two and created a card using the skull and spider from the  Memories Never Die Mixed Media Foam Stamps by Antonis Tzanidakis for Stamperia with the 6 x 6 Cogs Corner Stencil by That's Crafty.

Lime PunchRusset Orange, and Violet Chalk Elements Inks by Lavinia Stamps were used to create the card itself.

Here it is!

If you'd like to know more about my card, please visit my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping,  where you'll find complete supply lists and detailed instructions. 

Monday, October 18, 2021

Darkroom Door Christmas Bush Watercolor Background Cards


Hi friends!  It's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today to share some Christmas card inspiration with you featuring Darkroom Door stamps.  If you're not ready to start on Christmas cards, just Pin this post for later, but I like to get a jump on my Christmas cardmaking and find that seeing inspiring designs really get my creative juices flowing.  I was eager to play with the Christmas Bush stamp set, as it is one of my very favorite Darkroom Door designs.  In fact, this background stamping technique could easily be done in different colors and it could serve as a non-Christmas pattern any time! 

I decided to make two panels at the same time.  I dipped the first panel in Antique Linen to get some background color, but left the second panel white.  I then inked up the stamp with Festive Berries and Rustic Wilderness Distress Inks (red first, so it doesn't contaminate), then spritzed lightly with water before stamping on my first panel.  I then spritzed it again and stamped onto my second panel, resulting in a lighter, more watery look.  This is called second generation stamping, but with a watercolor twist.  I kept going until I had filled both panels.  I then sponged the white one a little with Antique Linen around the edges.  

For the pinecone card, I used the stamp platform to repeat stamp both the pine cone and bough with different colors and a light spray of water between stamping.  The sentiment also comes from the Pine Cones stamp set.  The Santa image was hand stamped by Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door and sent to me in a goodie bag.  He is from the Yuletide Volume Two stamp set.  For both cards I layered with a bit of tattered canvas fabric. 

Here are a couple more cards I made with these stamps. They incorporate the Christmas Bush, Pine Cones, Yuletide Greetings, Lots of Labels and Spanish Tiles background stamps.  I hope these ideas get your mojo pumping!  Hugs, Autumn

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Friday, October 15, 2021

Darkroom Door Honeycomb Stencil


Happy Friday! Ericka here with Strangely Creative and I'm continuing our week playing with stencils. Today I have a card that I used the Darkroom Door Honeycomb stencil. I started with a background I had in my stash that I had made using a gel print.

I used texture paste with the Honeycomb stencil and let it dry. I then used some yellow spray to add color to the texture paste. Then, I stamped the flowers and sentiment from the Darkroom Door You are Everything set with the Lavinia Dye Ink in Mermaid and Blue Lagoon

To finish my card, I fussy cut the flowers and sentiment and added them to the background with foam tape. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Topflight Supplies Used:

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Stenciled Fall Card

   Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today! 
This week we are featuring stencils. And since it's fall I  figured a fall card is in order. 

I created the background with a Polkadoodle stencil. I love those blender brushes - they work like a charm. Heat embossed the sentiment on black card stock. Added some string and propped up the sentiment with foam tape. Added some enamel dots from my stash.

I hope you liked this. Thanks for visiting. 
See you next week with more Topflight Stamps inspiration.

And here are the stamp supplies I used:

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Mixed Media Tags using only Stencils

Hi, Connie here with three mixed media tags using only stencils.
I did add word stickers for the sentiments, but the rest is stencils!
Topflight Stamps has many, many, many stencils! You can find them in
the Topflight Store.  You will want them all.

Distress Oxide Ink is added to the tag with a foam applicator.  Then the
 stencils were layered on the color.  The carved leaves were stenciled on
cardstock, with fall colors of ink, and then trimmed out.

The carved leaves were added to the tag front in clusters.  Dimensional
adhesive was used to adhere the leaves.

The word strips stickers were added to the mixed media tags.
My idea for these tags is to add them to a fresh loaf of 
homemade bread.  That is the plan~ AND SHARE THEM WITH

The last step is adding a little "messy" to the edges of the tags.
To create a distressed look just add acrylic paint or ink to the edges of 
the tags using your finger.  Speckle with black ink to complete the front
 of the tags. Add jute or twine for the tie on.

Products used: 

Darkroom Door Medium Smile Stencil 
(out of stock but any of the medium stencils will
 work great for this)

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie Mercer

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Happy Halloween!

Greetings! It's Kathi here to share a project with you. This week my teammates and I are spotlighting stencils. I've created a Halloween Wall Decor piece using the bottle creatures from Elena Zinski Art 16 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp Set, the humans from the Elena Zinski Art 17 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp Set, the Witch Bat/Cat from Zini Mini ZN07 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp, both men from the  Zini Mini ZN45 and ZN47 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamps, the skulls and ghosts from the new EclecTica ENB02 Nicci Battilana Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp Set,  and a road hazard sign from the France Papillon FP001 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp Set. The stencils used were the Tracy Scott Stencil PS252 by PaperArtsyRedemption Stencil by Andy Skinner for Creative Expressions, and the Totally Triangular Stencil by AALL and Create.

Here it is!

I went mixed media on this wall hanging, which may or may not hang on my front door for Halloween. I haven't decided yet. I also unleashed my inner Dr. Frankenstein and cut apart creatures and people to make an interesting parade of trick or treaters. 

A lot of steps went into the creation of this piece. You can find the supply lists and detailed excruciatingly verbose instructions on my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping. I hope you visit, but be warned that you might need your favorite adult and/or caffeinated beverage!

Topflight Products Used:

Thanks for visiting! See you next Tuesday!

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