Friday, March 1, 2024

Hugs and Kisses

Greetings! Here's my weekly project for Topflight Stamps. While I was away on vacation, the lovely Ericka filled in for me on Tuesday. This week my teammates and I are focusing on Katzelkraft's wonderful stamps. When I saw the Snakes KTZ315 Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set, I immediately thought "HISS!", which meant it would work wonderfully with all my Katzelkraft cat stamps. I decided to use a smaller cat from the Cats on Books KTZ295 Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set for this card.

Here's my card!



Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Raven Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Copic Markers:
Snake; Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, RV62, RV93
Snake's Eyes: YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG05
Cat: BV20, BV23, T0, T1, T3, T5
Cat's Eyes: Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26, FY1
Grass: YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09, YG11, YG93
Border Die-namics Dies by My Favorite Things
Ribbon Slide Dieby Elizabeth Craft Designs
Tiny Rectangle Paper Shaper Punch by EK Success
Repositionable Sticker Paper
Post-It Notes
Low-Tack Tape
91% Isopropyl Alcohol
STAY-tion by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platforms

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of Raven (black) cardstock to 5.5" x 8.5". Score at 4.25" and fold to form an A2 card. Set aside.
  2. Using a stamping platform, position the upside-down cat from the Cats on Books KTZ295 Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set facedown on the right side of an image panel.
  3. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  4. Place a Post-It Note over the book pile, ink the stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, remove the Post-It Note and stamp him onto the image panel.
  5. Ink the cat stamp again and stamp onto repositionable sticker paper.
  6. Fussy-cut the sticker paper cat and place over its counterpart on the image panel.
  7. Position the knotted snake from the Snakes KTZ315 Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set facedown to the left of the masked cat.
  8. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the Snake stamp and lift.
  9. Ink the stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamp twice — once onto the image panel andonce onto repositionable sticker paper.
  10. Fussy-cut the sticker paper snake and place over his counterpart on the image panel.
  11. Place the image panel onto the STAY-tion.
  12. Use low-tack tape to cover the bottom of the image panel.
  13. Brush Della Blue and Confetti Elements Inks over the tape and the masked images to create a sky. 
  14. Spray 91% Isopropyl Alcohol over the inked sky to blend and mottle the background.
  15. Lift the masks.
  16. Use Copic markers to color he snake, cat, and grass
  17. Trim the image panel, edge it with Graphite Elements Ink, and adhere to black cardstock cut .25" larger than the image panel.
  18. Place the inked cardstock left over from trimming the image panel onto a stamping platform.
  19. Use Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink to stamp the "hugs and kisses" from sentiment More Classic Sentiments Clear Stamp Set .
  20. Stamp an extra "hugs" onto plain white cardstock. 
  21. Use the tiny rectangle punch to cut the "h" from "hugs".
  22. Trim the width of the rectangle and use a yellow Copic to edge the rectangle.
  23. Use the Ribbon Slide Die to cut the sentiment panel. 
  24. Edge the die-cut with Graphite Elements Ink.
  25. Adhere the "h" rectangle over the "k" in "kisses" to change it to "hisses".
  26. Select patterned paper from the Ink Drops - Candy 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad, trim it to 5.25" x 4",  and edge it with Graphite Elements Ink
  27. Adhere the image panel to the patterned paper card front as shown.
  28. Use the stitched border dies to cut the same patterned paper and black cardstock. 
  29. Adhere the black border die-cut to the top of the patterned paper card front.
  30. Edge the patterned paper border with Graphite Elements Ink and thread it through the ribbon slide sentiment die-cut.
  31. Adhere the patterned paper border/ribbon slide sentiment die-cut onto the black border. 
  32. Adhere the cardfront to an A2 black card.
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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Crazy Cat Lady Card!

I’m delighted to be returning to the Imagine Crafts AIR program again this year. Our first assignment was to create a project that reflected ourselves. I love creating scenic cards, magical creatures, and cats! 


Imagine Crafts Supplies:

VersaFine Clair - Nocturne*

Memento Dew Drop - Dandelion

Memento Dew Drop - Angel Pink

Memento Dew Drop - Summer Sky

Memento Dew Drop - Blue Danube

Memento Dew Drop - Cottage Ivy

Memento Dew Drop - Bamboo Leaves

Fireworks ! Shimmery Craft Spray - Blue Danube

VersaMark - Frost

Delicata - Black Shimmer

MBoss - Black

Sponge Daubers

Fantastix

Tear It! Tape

Craft Mat


Other Supplies:

Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock by Neenah Papers

140 lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore

Raven Cardstock by Bazzill Basics

Puss in Boots Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set by Pink Ink Designs*

Acetate Hills Mask by Lavinia Stamps*

Copic Markers: Y000, Y02, Y21, YR00, R000, R00, RV10, V20, V22, C00, C0, C1, C3, FV2, R83, RYR18, B20. YG45

91% Isopropyl Alcohol

Repositionable Sticker Paper by Avery

Fiskars Curved Craft Scissors

Low-tack Tape

Stamping Platform


Please note: The products with asterisks are available at Topflight Stamps


Instructions:


Step 1:

Use magnets to secure a 4” x 5.25” piece of white cardstock onto the base of a stamping platform. 


Use Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the Puss in Boots image twice — once onto the image panel and once onto repositionable sticker paper.










Step 2:

Fussy-cut the sticker paper version and place it onto the image panel as a mask.
















Step 3:

Use low-tack tape to secure the rolling hills mask from the Acetate Hills Mask set to the image panel as shown.


Use a sponge dauber to apply Dandelion Memento ink over the mask and masked image onto the image panel. (3A). Use another dauber to apply Angel Pink Memento ink onto the image panel so the pink ink is slightly overlapping and blending with the yellow ink (3B). Repeat this step with Summer Sky Memento ink (3C), then Danube Blue Memento ink (3D).





Step 4:

Spray the image panel with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol to slightly blend the colors and to add some white speckles and splatter.















Step 5:

Trace the rolling hills mask from the Acetate Hills Mask set onto white cardstock, fussy-cut along the trace lines. Label the top and bottom of the mask so you know which is which.


Place the top homemade mask over the sky area of the image panel and secure with low-tack tape. 


Use a Fantastix to apply Cottage Ivy Memento ink over the mask onto the image panel (5A). 


Place the acetate rolling hills mask below the hilly horizon. Use a Fantastix to apply Cottage Ivy Memento ink over the mask onto the image panel (5B). Continue this process to add additional grassy hills. 



Step 6:

Use a sponge dauber and Bamboo Leaves Memento ink to fill in the grassy hills. 


Colors the white area of the tail and the wings with Copic markers. Set the image panel aside.












Step 7:

Place a piece of 4.75” x 6.75” Mixed Media cardstock into a box. Spray the panel with Danube Blue Firewords Spray to create a shimmery blue background panel. Heat set.














Step 8:

Use magnets to secure the background panel to the base of a stamping platform so that panel is sideways. Position the long leafy border stamp from Puss in Boots Clear Stamp Set facedown along the edge of the background panel. Press the platform’s lid onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair, and stamp. Re-ink and stamp again if necessary to attain a good impression. Heat set.


Keeping the stamp on the platform’s lid, flip the background panel, secure it with magnets, and stamp the border on the other side of the background panel. Heat set.



Step 9: 

Reposition the background panel as shown and secure with magnets. Place the small flourish stamp facedown horizontally on the top left of the background panel. Press the platform’s lid onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair, and stamp. Re-ink and stamp again if necessary to attain a good impression. Heat set.


Clean and dry the stamp. Reposition it so that it’s facedown on the top left of the panel. Press the platform’s lid onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair, and stamp. Re-ink and stamp again if necessary to attain a good impression. Heat set.


Remove the flourish stamp. Place the paw print stamp so that it’s centered and facedown on top of the background panel.  Press the platform’s lid onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair, and stamp. Re-ink and stamp again if necessary to attain a good impression. Heat set.



Step 10:

Place the “Crazy Cat Lady” stamp facedown so that it’s centered at the bottom of the image panel. Press the platform’s lid onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, ink the stamp with Frost VersaMark ink, and stamp. Repeat.












Step 11:

Sprinkle on Black MBoss Powder, slide the the excess powder back into the bag, and heat set the sentiment.















Step 12:

Use a Sponge Dauber to edge the background panel with Black Shimmer Delicata ink (12A). Heat set.


Trim the image panel to 4.25” x 5.25” and edge with Black Shimmer Delicata ink (12B). Heat set.



Step 13:

Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the image panel to the background panel and the background panel to a 5” x 7” black card.














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