Friday, April 29, 2022

Carabelle Mixed Media Journal Page


Happy Friday crafty friends! Ericka from Strangely Creative here and I hope you are all doing well. Today I am continuing the Design Team theme using some supplies from Carabelle Studio to make a colorful mixed journal layout.

I love using my gel plate and designed to make two different pages using the Carabelle Playful Collage Elements Texture plate. I love these pretty texture plates and the many ways you can use them. I made this page using PaperArtsy Fresco Acrylics paints in Blood Orange, Peach Nectar, Lemon Meringue, and Green Patina

I dotted the paint on my gel plate and then used my brayer to spread it out and blend it. I laid the texture plate down and then pulled up a pretty print. On the opposite page I decided to try a similar technique with Lavinia Elements Dye Inks in Merlot, Paprika, Sundance, and Pine

I then added an older Carabelle postcard stamp in black and clear heat embossed it. I stamped some pine ink on the texture plate to add some more hearts to my page and colored them up with distress crayons.

I added some WOW! Embossing details using an older Carabelle stencil with texture paste and then covering it in Glassy Ocean, Petalicious and Lavaburst. 

To finish my pages, I used a black and white paint pen to add details. I then found these chipboard sentiments in my stash and thought they would go perfectly.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 Topflight Stamp Supplies Used

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Dreaming about Paris with Carabelle Studio

 Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today. This week we are featuring Carabelle Studio on the Topflight blog
I started out with stamping the Eiffel Tower first. I then sponged the background with distress inks. Stamped the Katzelkraft flowers with slightly darker colors. Brushed some water onto some of the flowers and dabbed it off with a paper towel. That took some of the ink away, lightening the flowers. Stamped the little hearts. Trimmed the card and added a matching strip of patterned paper at the bottom.
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: 

Paris                Hibiscus 
(not exactly the same flower set, but would work as well)
Chameleon (the little hearts),Peeling Paint paper pad
Chameleon (the little hearts),  Versafine

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Laugh a little louder tag ~ Carabelle Studio

 Hi friends! 

Charmaine here with a fun and easy mixed media tag using a Carabelle Studio stamp, our spotlight company of the week. I have a step-by-step pictorial for you using stamps, washi tape, and distress oxide.

Products used:

Carabelle Studio - Moroccan Tiles - Birgit Koopsen
 (currently out of stock)

Visible Image - Smile Bigger
(currently out of stock)


Start with a watercolor paper tag and "swoosh" it into three different colors of distress oxide and a little bit of water. 

Take your stamp and distress oxide and stamp the image randomly over the tag. The nice thing about these Carabelle Studio stamps is that they are very flexible and you don't need an acrylic block to stamp. You can just use your hands and create a more organic look. 

Apply washi tape anywhere you would like.

Use a little bit of white gesso and with your finger,
smooth away the hard edges of the tape and the stamps. 

See the difference?

Stamp your sentiment and cut it out.
I used dimensional foam tape to adhere them to the tag.

Just for fun, add silver thread underneath.

This took about 15 minutes to make.
You can attach this to a card or send it to someone who needs a little pick-me-up.

I hope you like today's quick tutorial. Even if you have just a few minutes a day, don't forget to play!

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Talk soon,

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Music On/World Off Card

Greetings! It's Tuesday so you have Kathi here to share a project with you. This week my teammates and I are showcasing wonderful products by Carabelle Studios. I decided to make a mixed media card starring the fabulously funky The 80s Lemur, which I had to have. After all, how could I resist a super-cool lemur tuning out the world whilst listening to music piped into his headphones courtesy of his cassette player?

Here's the card.

The 80s Lemur by Carabelle Studios was stamped onto white cardstock and repositionable label paper. The label paper was fussy-cut and placed over the lemur to mask him. 

A clear ruler was placed horizontally over the bottom half of the image. Jersey Cream Prism Ink was sponged over the ruler and the masked image to add color to the white background. The lightest color from the Yellow Ombre Ink Pad was brushed over the Time Tunnel Stencil by Visible Image onto the background to add a trippy element. 

The ruler was repositioned over the top part of the image panel and green ink was sponged over the ruler onto the base of the image to ground the Lemur.

The mask was lifted and retained for another use and the image was colored with Copic markers. 

Onyx Black VersaFine Ink was used to stamp the sentiment from the Music On/World Off Clear Polymer Stamp Set by Visible Image on the top of the image panel, which was then edged with Distress ink. Sadly, I got a fingerprint on the background, so I decided to use the grunge splash stamp from the same set to add a random grungy border. The image panel was set aside for a bit.

I had music printed patterned cardstock that I thought would work well with the image panel, but it didn't match the image panel, so I randomly brayered Vanilla, then Sage, and finally Autumn Fire Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints by PaperArtsy onto the cardstock. Some of the lines were a bit harsh and the music notes were a bit obscured, so I misted the paper with water, used a paper towel to remove the excess paint, then heat set the panel. This background panel was then trimmed and edged with Distress ink. 

It was still missing something, so I used green ink to stamp Mystic Swirl Clear Polymer Stamp by Lavinia Stamps on the top left and bottom right corners.

The background panel was adhered to a 5x7 green card, then the image panel was adhered.

Please pop over to my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping, for more detailed instructions, complete supply lists, and notes. 

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 25, 2022

Carabelle Crazy Bunnies Mini Book + Video

 Happy Monday everyone! This is Rachel from rwkrafts and I'm really excited to share this little flip book I created using the cutest stamps from Carabelle called Crazy Bunnies. I have a jam-packed video showing the process which includes coloring, gel press, paint, stencils, and stamps.

Aren't they so confusingly cute?! I started by coloring the bunnies and their carrots with watercolor pencils and then fussy cut the images. I then created several gel-prints for backgrounds, which you'll see in my video. I used those backgrounds to put together a little book.

I kept the cover of the book simple, with an uncolored bunny on top of a gel print. The print uses Hung Up on Hearts stencil and Zesty Zing paint from Paper Artsy.

The first page uses the blue and yellow bunny. I also used the Hung up on Hearts stencil with Cosmic Shimmer paste and Wow! Magic Metallics embossing powder on every page. The background of each page is stamped with AALL & Create Reckoner Digits.

The middle page uses the red and teal bunny on top of a plaid gel print. I love the print because it reminds me of Clueless! The plaid stencil is called Highlander from Heffy Doodle.

This little bunny in his tattered sweater is my favorite of the group. He is placed on top of a gel print that uses Paper Artsy stencil PS310.

Please enjoy the process video that will walk you through how I created the entire mini book. Thank you for watching!

Topflight Stamps Supplies Used:

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