Thursday, February 25, 2021

Katzelkraft - Live in the Moment

    Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today! 
This week we are showcasing Katzelkraft stamps


I couldn't help myself and had to pull out the insects again. They are just too much fun to not play with....Also added one of those whimsy mushrooms. I masked off the background and sponged with distress inks. Stamped with a bit of masking and colored the insects with markers and water brush pens. the sentiment is from Darkroom Door.



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


Here are the stamp supplies I used:
Use code FUNSTAMPING to get 12% discount at Topflight Stamps


  

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

KatzelKraft Card fun!

Hi, Connie here with a couple of  silhouette cards using KatzelKraft
stamps (coming all the way from France).  PanPastels were
used for color. 



I love the silhouette stamps!  They are a perfect scene builder.
To create the background divide the paper into thirds (in your mind).  You can use ink, 
colored pencils or other mediums for the scene. You can visualize 
the ground, then a dark color and then a light color, which creates the 
sky.  



The Sunset card (yellow, red and orange PanPastels) is stamped
using the stamp, as it is packaged.  The Night Sky card is masked
off, using post-it notes, to omit the pair of deer in the center of 
the stamp.  The doe and stag deer were added to the scene image
using a stamp platform. 


Sunset card


Night Sky card
Both of  the cards are the same just different deer in the 
scene.
Products used: 



Versafine  Onyx Black

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Relax!

Greetings! It's Tuesday, which means that it's Kathi here to share a project with you. This week my teammates and I are showcasing Katzelkraft's fabulously wonderful and whimsical stamps. I'll freely admit that I had a hard time choosing which set to use, but finally decided to use three sets and a singleton. I've used the monkey from the Jungle Animals Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set. He's relaxing on the sofa from the Living Room Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set and looking at the Parrot Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp who is perched on the lamp from the living room set.

Here's my card.


I started the card by creating a background by randomly brayering SpringGuacamole, and Beach Hut Fresco Chalk Paints onto Mixed Media cardstock. 

I knew that I wanted to a jungle leaf background but I wanted it to be a bit textured, so placed the Elegance Stencil by Lavinia Stamps over the background, taped it in place, placed blank cardstock over the stencil, placed it on the Big Shot platform, placed both plates over top, and ran it through the machine several times, which yielded a slightly raised pattern. Rainforest Green Prism Ink was brushed over the stencil.

The  monkey from the Jungle Animals Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set, the sofa and light from the Living Room Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set, and Parrot were stamped onto white cardstock, fussy-cut, colored with Copic markers, and edged with dark markers. 

HaystackYellow Submarine, and Zesty Zing Fresco Chalk Paints were randomly brayered onto Mixed Media cardstock to create the background for the sentiment panel. Onyx Black VersaFine Ink was used to stamp the sentiment, which was framed with a wood-grain frame die-cut that had been sponged with Roasted Coffee Prism Ink.

Wood-grained Washi Tape from my stash was adhered to the bottom of the image panel, which was trimmed, then edged with Roasted Coffee Prism Ink. All the elements were adhered to the image panel, which was mounted on a brown A7 card.

If you'd like to learn more about my project, I've got a mini-tutorial with additional photos on my blog, Kath's Tales of Stamping.

Topflight Stamps Products Used:



























Thanks for visiting today. See you next Tuesday!


Monday, February 22, 2021

Katzelkraft Night Owl Coffee Lover Card with Gel Prints

 

Hi friends, it's Autumn Clark from SewPaperPaint with you today to kick start our week of Katzelkraft!  This fun French stamp company manufactures quality red rubber stamps at an affordable price, because you mount them yourself with EZ Mount cling foam.  I had so much fun playing with these stamps and hope they will inspire you to play.

I have been anxiously awaiting a true XXL die, with which to cut my gel prints and maximize the printed surface.  I like to make larger than normal cards.  Donna just stocked up on the Crealies brand of dies, with basic shapes nesting dies in an oversized variety.  I am thrilled!  Today I am using the XXL Double Stitched Stacked Rectangles.  The largest measures 4.75" x 6.25". 

I pulled out a bunch of coordinating gel prints I made a while back and cut lots of layers, including tiny frames, which I glued around the perimeter of my panels with Andy Skinner's Quick Grab Glue (it has an awesome matte finish).  I used the "snowflakes" from the Lady Christmas stamp set to add a paint splatter effect on my background.  I stamped the grumpy night owl from the Owls stamp set onto gel printed paper and fussy cut them.  I added a couple of die cut wreaths, which I layered to mimic a bird's nest. 


As a final touch I did a little pencil coloring to add depth around his eyes and added some white with a Posca paint pen.  Lastly, I added the coffee first sentiment from the Coffee & Tea To Go stamp set.  Just like me, he refuses to rise from his nest without his cuppa!  LOL!  I hope these cards make you smile.  Hugs, Autumn

Check these out today at TopflightStamps.com!




 


Friday, February 19, 2021

PaperArtsy Leaf

Happy Friday! Ericka here and I can't believe that we made it through the week. What a week it was too if you happen to be located in Texas or any of the other states that have been hit hard with snow and the cold weather. Being in Texas, I can tell you our houses are not built for this and boy does it get cold without electricity. But we are surviving and if you are reading this, it means I still have electricity which is a blessing. 

Today I had a chance to play with the PaperArtsy and the Sara Naumann 41 set.


I love playing with this beautiful set and the leaves with the script are so pretty.


I used the following PaperArtsy Fresco Paints: Caramel, Gold Rush, Pistachio, and South Pacific. I also colored the stamps with my Prism Brush markers in Blue Lagoon and lightly misted them for a watercolor look.


 For more information on how I created my card, stop by my blog Strangely Creative.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a safe and warm weekend! Plus don’t forget to check out the sale








Thursday, February 18, 2021

Paperartsy - Love Birds

    Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today! 
This week we don't have a theme, so pulled out those cute little Love birds - my most recent acquisition.
They are so cute! I couldn't wait to play with them.


I repeatedly stamped them and then just colored tow of them with markers. Added the sticker sentiment (it's on sale right now). Can't be much easier!


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


Here are the stamp supplies I used:
Use code FUNSTAMPING to get 12% discount at Topflight Stamps

 

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