Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Antisocial Butterfly Card

Greetings! It's Tuesday, so you've got Kathi here today to share a project with you. This week's theme is Butterflies. True confession time: whereas my online persona is outgoing, in reality I'm a total introvert — an antisocial butterfly if you will. Therefore, Visible Image's Antisocial Butterfly Clear Polymer Stamp Set totally appealed to me because I loved the sentiments and loved the beautiful butterflies.

Here's my card!


Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko was used to stamp the Monarch Butterfly from the Antisocial Butterfly Clear Polymer Stamp Set by Visible Image onto a panel of Mixed Media Cardstock. 

The same butterfly was also stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko onto a small panel of white Copic-friendly cardstock. Copic markers were used to color the butterfly on the small panel. It was then fussy-cut, edged with a black marker, and set aside.

Sundance Elements Ink by Lavinia Stamps was randomly smooshed onto a piece of acetate packaging, spritzed with water, using the Fine Spray Mister by Spectrum Noir and smooshed onto the stamped mixed media panel. This process was repeated with Confetti, and Russet Orange Elements Inks by Lavinia Stamps until I was happy with the ink coverage. The panel was misted with water to blend the inks and add a mottled look.The panel was heat set.

Watercolor pens were used to color the butterfly and the bubbles. White gel pen was used to add highlights to the bubbles. A black Glaze pen was used to add dimension to the butterfly's antenna.

The image panel was cut with the larger cutting die from the Frayed Frames Die Set 26 by AALL and Create. then Nocturne and Summertime VersaFine Clair Inks by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko were used to stamp the sentiments from the set onto it.

The Copic-colored fussy-cut butterfly's body was adhered with glue over its counterpart on the image panel. Dimensional foam adhesive was used to pop up its wings.

Black cardstock was cut with the the largest die from the Skycrossed Paradise Die Set 34 by AALL and Create then the image panel was adhered to the die-cut. The combination of the black die-cut and the image panel was adhered to an orange card.

Please pop over to my blog, Kat's Tales of Stamping, for step-by step instructions and complete supply lists. 

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Butterfly Birthday

 Hi friends. Alanna here on the blog with you today. I have a birthday card to share with you using lots of fun products and the best part is that this card came together in less than 15 minutes.

To get started, I took the Boxes 6 Up stencil from Darkroom Door and stenciled it with the Mermaid ink from Lavinia. I've mentioned it before but these inks from Lavinia are so rich and creamy and they blend like butter. I absolutely love working with them.

After my stenciling was done, I trimmed down the panel. I then stamped the Butterfly Collage image from Studio Light onto the panel at an angle. Note that this stamp seems to be out of stock but there are lots of others like this to choose from here.

I then stamped my sentiment onto white card stock which is from the Classic Sentiments set from Heffy Doodle. I added thin strips of card stock behind it and added it to my stamped and stenciled panel.

I added this panel with foam tape onto a white A2 notecard. I finished off the card by adding in some white pearls. 

Find these products below in the Topflight Stamps store.

Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna

Friday, June 14, 2024

Embrace the Magic of Inky Creations

 

Hello friends! Ericka from Strangely Creative here, and today I’m thrilled to share with you an inky card project using the vibrant Lavinia Elements Inks and the whimsical Rogue stamp. If you love getting creative with your supplies and enjoy a bit of ink blending magic, this project is just for you!

Let's Dive Into the Inky Fun!

For this card, I wanted to create a dreamy, textured background that would make the Rogue stamp truly pop. Here's how you can recreate this card step by step.

Start by blending your Lavinia Elements Inks onto a piece of smooth cardstock. I used Confetti for a soft, pinkish hue, Dark Denim for a deep blue tone, Pine for a rich green, Lime Punch for a zesty twist, and a touch of Sundance to add a golden glow. Blend the colors together in a circular motion, making sure to overlap them slightly for a seamless transition.

Once you’re happy with your blended background, take a spray bottle filled with water and lightly mist the paper. This will lift some of the ink and create a beautiful, mottled texture. Let the water sit for a few seconds, then blot off the excess with a paper towel. This technique adds a dreamy, ethereal quality to your background.

 Next, it’s time to add the star of the show — the Rogue stamp. Using an embossing ink pad, stamp the Rogue image onto your inked background. Sprinkle WOW! Pea Coat embossing powder over the stamped image, tap off the excess, and heat set it with your heat gun. The deep navy embossing powder adds a stunning contrast to the colorful background, making the Rogue image stand out beautifully.

To give your card an extra touch of creativity, I incorporated some words from the AALL & Create Nightshade washi tape. Cut out the words or phrases you want to use and adhere them around the Rogue image. The text adds a whimsical, storybook feel to the card.

To complete your card, add a border around the edges. You can use a border stamp or simply draw one freehand with a marker or pen. This frames your artwork and gives it a polished look.

And there you have it — a beautiful, inky card that’s sure to delight anyone who receives it. I hope this step-by-step guide inspires you to get creative with your inks and stamps. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you find some time to get inky this weekend!

Happy crafting! Ericka from Strangely Creative

 

 

Topflight Stamp Supplies

Lavinia - Rogue
Lavinia - Rogue
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AALL & Create - Night Shade
AALL & Create - Night Shade
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WOW! Embossing - Clear Embossing Pad
WOW! Embossing - Clear Embossing Pad
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WOW! Embossing - Tracy Scott Pea Coat
WOW! Embossing - Tracy Scott Pea Coat
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Double Sided Tape
Double Sided Tape
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Lavinia - Elements Dye Ink - Confetti
Lavinia - Elements Dye Ink - Confetti
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Lavinia - Elements Dye Ink - Dark Denim
Lavinia - Elements Dye Ink - Dark Denim
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Lavinia - Elements Dye Ink - Lime Punch
Lavinia - Elements Dye Ink - Lime Punch
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Lavinia - Elements Dye Ink - Pine
Lavinia - Elements Dye Ink - Pine
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Lavinia - Elements Dye Ink - Sundance
Lavinia - Elements Dye Ink - Sundance
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Lavinia - Elements Dye Ink - Truffle
Lavinia - Elements Dye Ink - Truffle
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Lavinia 5/8 Stencil Brush
Lavinia 5/8 Stencil Brush
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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Getting Inky with Topflight Stamps

Hello, Lisa Hoel here! This week on the Topflight Stamps blog the theme is all about inks! Topflight Stamps carries several brands of ink pads as well as sprays and mists. I created a pair of cards using regular stamping as well as a few other techniques using stamp pads. Let's take a look…

Lisa Hoel for Topflight Stamps – PaperArtsy inky cards

For the background, I used the Tre Fiori stencil to make a monoprint. This is an easy technique and a great way use your stencils in another way. I applied ink with the Lime Punch ink pad to the stencil itself and then spritzed it three or four times with water. I placed the stencil, ink side down, onto the paper and then blotted with a paper towel. The ink on the stencil transferred to the paper.


I also added a blue splatter to the background. After smooshing the Bermuda ink pad onto my craft sheet, I sprayed it with water to make a puddle of ink. Dipping a splatter brush into it, I splatted droplets onto my finished card background. 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps store for a wide selection of different and hard to find stamps, stencils and other paper crafting supplies from all around the world! Also keep an eye here on the Topflight Stamps blog. There is new inspiration posted daily!

Topflight Stamps Supplies Used:

AALL & Create Stamp Set - Everyday Sentiments

PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella Stamp Set - LPC043

PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella Stamp Set - LPC048

PaperArtsy Seth Apter Stamp Set - ESA08

AALL & Create Die Set - Taggletastic #30

AALL & Create Stencil - Tre Fiori #116

Inks:
Versafine Ink Pad - Black Onyx
Lavinia Elements Ink Pads - Lime PunchBermuda
Prism Ink Pad - Camellia Pink


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Have a Fairy Happy Birthday!

 Greetings! It's Tuesday so you've got Kathi here today to share a project with you. This week my TFS teammates and I are focusing on ink! My card uses nine colors of  Elements Inks by Lavinia Stamps. I love these dye inks as they have such vibrancy, great coverage, and are reactive to water/isopropyl alcohol.



I placed the arch part of the arch sticker stencil from the Sticker Stencils 5 - Silhouette Collection  by Lavinia Stamps about 1" up from the base of a piece of white cardstock and covered the bottom and top with low-tack tape. I brushed Graphite and  Paprika Elements Inks over the sticker mask and the strips of low-tack tape to create a grey mortar background.

Keeping the arch sticker stencil and tape strips in place, the Stones Stencil by Lavinia Stamps was placed over the panel. GraphiteSaharaPaprika, and  Russet Orange  Elements Inks by Lavinia Stamps were brushed over the stencil, masks, and tape strips to create a stone wall. The Stones Stencil was removed and chalk pencils were used to add detail to the stones and the wall.

I removed the arch part of the arch sticker stencil and placed the arch over the image panel. Graphite Elements Ink was brushed over the stencil to darken the arch section. the arch stencil and the tape strips were removed. Chalk pencils were used to darken and add depth to the archway.

The bottom portion of the stone was was covered with low-tack tape. Pine and Olive Elements Inks by Lavinia Stamps were brushed over the tape to create a grassy area. 

The top portion of the stone was covered with low-tack tape. Sundance and Confetti Elements Inks by Lavinia Stamp were brushed over the tape to create a sunset. 

The image panel was placed onto a stamping platform. Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko was used to stamp the Dragonfly Keeper Clear Polymer Stamp by Lavinia Stamps and the Have a Fairy Happy Birthday Clear Polymer Stamp by Lavinia Stamps. Both the fairy and the sentiment were heat set.

White chalk pencil was used to enhance the fairy. A yellow and orange chalk pencil were used to add a glow to the lantern. A Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen Clear Overlay by Spectrum Noir was used to add glitter to the fairy's wings. A blue glitter pen was used to outline the wings and to add detail to the fairy's antenna.

The image panel was trimmed to 6.25" x 4.25" and edged with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink by Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko then adhered to a blue shimmer-inked white A6 card.

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
















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