Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Be Bold Wall Hanging

I know it's not Tuesday but I'm going to share another project created for Topflight Stamps. I've been really inspired by Darkroom Door's Be Bold Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set and Sweary Affirmations Sentiment Strip Red Rubber Cling Stamp.  Actually, when I first saw these stamps, I immediately thought of creating a wall-hanging using these fabulous stamp sets with leather-look and brushed silver metallic specialty papers that I had in my stash. I also knew that I had silver (and gold) spiky embellishments and barbed wire cutting dies.

Here it is!


Angled photo to show the silvery spikes and metallic paper.


Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Be Bold Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set by Darkroom Door
Sweary Affirmations Sentiment Strip Red Rubber Cling Stamp by Darkroom Door
Black Blending Brushes by Time for Tea Designs

Other Products Used:
140 lb. Mixed Media paper by Strathmore
Silver Metallic Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Black Leather, Textured Black Leather, and Metallic Brushed Silver Specialty Papers by Fibermark
Milled Lavender, Blueprint Sketch, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Markers by Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink
Tattered Rose, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink
Silvery Shimmer Delicata Ink by Imagine Crafts
Silver Detail Embossing Powder by Stampendous!
Barbed Wire Cutting Dies by Memory Box (I think)
Rectangle Frame Die: Source Unknown
Variety of stitched and plain rectangle dies
Tag Die Set: Source Unknown
Border Die with evenly spaced holes by QuicKutz
Silver and Gold Spikes by Recollections
Stick It Adhesive
Sookwang Tape
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery
STAY-tion by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Using Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink and a stamping platform, stamp the leather-clad sunglasses woman from the Be Bold Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set onto Mixed Media paper. Re-ink and re-stamp a few times to get a good impression. The image panel was thoroughly heat set.
  2. Use Tattered Rose, Milled Lavender, Blueprint Sketch, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress inks and markers to color the woman's face, hands, and hair. Heat set the image again just because it's better to be safe than smudgy.
  3. Stamp the image again onto repositionable label paper, fussy-cut it, and place it over the woman on the image panel as a mask.
  4. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the STAY-tion.
  5. Brush Blueprint Sketch Distress ink up from the bottom of the image panel. 
  6. Brush Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink from the top downwards.
  7. Brush both colors to soften the blend line. Heat set.
  8. Ink the Torn Text Texture Red Rubber Cling Stamp with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, stamp onto a piece of scrap, then stamp over the turquoise inked part of the image panel.
  9. Ink the Torn Text Texture Red Rubber Cling Stamp with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink, stamp off onto scrap paper, then stamp onto the blue portion of the image panel. Heat set.
  10. Use a stamping platform and Shimmery Silver Delicata ink to stamp the sentiments from the Be Bold Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set and Sweary Affirmations Sentiment Strip Red Rubber Cling Stamp onto the leather specialty paper.
  11. Cover the wet ink with Detail Silver Embossing Powder, dump off the excess, and heat set.
  12. Using Stick-It, adhere the black leather specialty paper to black cardstock.*
  13. Use stitched and plain rectangle dies to cut the Sweary Affirmations sentiments.
  14. Cut the Be Bold and Be You sentiments from the Be Bold Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set with a tag die, which yielded two square die-cuts. 
  15. Cut Brushed Silver Metallic specialty paper with the same tag die to get the stitched frames.
  16. Cut black leather specialty paper twice with an ancient border die and with the rectangular frame die.
  17. Apply sturdy two-sided tape to the back of the silver metallic specialty paper.
  18. Cut brushed silver metallic specialty paper with the barbed wire dies.
  19. Adhere the barbed wire die-cuts to the frame.
  20. Adhere the frame over the image panel to frame the image.
  21. Adhere two pieces of black cardstock together, then adhere silver cardstock to the two-ply cardstock to create a sturdy base for the wall hanging.
  22. Trim a piece of textured black leather paper and adhere to the silver base created in Step 21.
  23. Adhere the framed image panel, the two titles, and the sentiment die-cuts to the textured black leather paper.
  24. Adhere the two border strips to either side.
  25. Adhere the spikes to cover the holes in the borders. 
Notes:
  • The non-textured leather cardstock is thin, so adhering it to black cardstock makes it easier to die-cut, trim, etc.
  • Using a Sookwang tape or another strong two-sided adhesive tapes to back thin paper makes it easier to cut and adhere die-cuts.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Happy Valentine's Day

It's Tuesday which means it's time to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my teammates and I are showcasing products by Jane's Doodles. You might not know this, but I love penguins almost as much as I love cats. I decided to create a Valentine's Day card with the Sweater Weather Clear Stamp Set and the Snow Globe Clear Stamp Set by Jane's Doodles.

Here's my card.


Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Sweater Weather Clear Stamp Set by Jane's Doodles
Snow Globe Clear Stamp Set by Jane's Doodles

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Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Classic Red Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Imagine Crafts
White Shimmer Delicata Ink by Imagine Crafts
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink
Sea Salt Hybrid Ink by Taylored Expressions
Copic Markers:
Penguins: C6, C8, B0000, B60, YR12, YR14, YR16, Y32, R81
Penguins' Sweaters: R81, R83, R85, RV29, BV01, BV02, BV11
Skates: R81, R83, RV95, BV25, BV02, BV11, BV25, E70, E71, E74
Snowglobe Base: C5, C6, C7, C8
Snowglobe: BG0000, BG000
Snow and Ice in Snow Globe and on ground: T0, T1, C00 
White Gelly Roll Pen by Sakura of America
Grid of Hearts Stencil by Alexandra Renke
Fancy Tag Cutting Die Set by Spellbinders
Black Gemstones by Doodlebug Designs
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of red 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 and Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the two penguins from the Sweater Weather Clear Stamp Set onto white cardstock and onto repositionable label paper.
  3. Position the hearts from the You Go Gull Clear Stamp Set and the Perfect Blend Clear Stamp Set facedown on the penguins' sweaters.
  4. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamps. Lift the lid.
  5. Ink the stamps with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamp. Remove the stamps from the platform's lid.
  6. Fussy-cut the label paper versions of the penguins and place them atop their counterparts as masks.
  7. Position the Snow Globe from the Snow Globe Clear Stamp Set facedown between the masked penguins.
  8. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp. Lift the lid.
  9. Ink the stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamp onto the image panel and onto label paper.
  10. Fussy-cut the label paper version of the Snow Globe in parts. Cut around the outside of the Snow Globe keeping the perimeter intact. Set aside for now.
  11. Fussy-cut the globe, the snow in the globe, and the base of the Snow Globe so that you have three parts. Place all three parts over their counterparts as masks.
  12. Place the image panel, with the masks in place, onto the STAY-tion.
  13. Place a piece of plastic horizontally over the image panel below the penguins' bodies. Secure the plastic with magnets.
  14. Use the largest brush from the Black Blending Brushes to brush Periwinkle Prism Inkover the plastic and the masked images to create a sky background.
  15. Move the plastic  to cover the top part of the image.
  16. Use the the medium brush from the Black Blending Brushes to brush Sea Salt Hybrid Ink over the plastic to create an icy/snowy ground.
  17. Remove the interior globe part of the Snow Globe mask retaining the snow and the base masks in place. 
  18. Place the reserved outside circle mask from Step #11 around the globe to protect the background.  
  19. Use the smallest brush from the Black Blending Brushes to brush Tumbled Glass Distress ink around the interior of the Snow Globe. 
  20. Place the Grid of Hearts stencil over the Snow Globe. Secure with magnets.
  21. Use the Premier Ink Blending Tool and blending foam to sponge Emperor Red Elements Inkover the stencil onto the globe.
  22. Remove all the masks, retain the ones that are still useable for a later use.
  23. Color the penguins, the inside of the snow globe, and the ice background were colored with Copic markers. 
  24. Use white gel pen to add highlights to the Snow Globe's glass and base.
  25. Use White Shimmer Delicata ink to stamp the snowflakes from the Snow Globe Clear Stamp Set. Heat set. 
  26. Use the white gel pen and the Gelly Roll Bold Line Stardust Clear Glittering Ink to add white and glittery icy touches to the image panel.
  27. Trim the image panel to 5" x 3.75" and mat with black cardstock cut to 5.25" x 4".
  28. Adhere the image panel to the reserved red A2 card.
  29. Use Nocturne VersaFine Clair Inkto stamp the sentiment from the Classic Sentiments Clear Stamp Set onto red cardstock. 
  30. Heat set the sentiment and cut with a fancy label cutting die.
  31. Adhere the sentiment to the top of the card. 
  32. Adhere black gemstones to the sentiment die-cut to finish the card.
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Sunday, January 22, 2023

You're Totally Badass

I know it's not Tuesday but I'm going to share a card created for created for Topflight Stamps. When I saw the Be Bold Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set and Sweary Affirmations Sentiment Strip Red Rubber Cling Stamp by Darkroom Door, both sets really resonated with me. The women in the Be Bold Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set look tough and strong. I loved the Sweary Affirmations Sentiment Strip Red Rubber Cling Stamp because I tend to be a bit very sweary. I thought both sets together would make wonderful affirmation and encouragement cards for the young women in my life. 

Whereas my normal inclination would be to stamp and watercolor the graphic stamps in the Be Bold Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set, I decided to try the "no lines" technique using my Copic markers.

Here it is!


Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Be Bold Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set by Darkroom Door
Sweary Affirmations Sentiment Strip Red Rubber Cling Stamp by Darkroom Door
Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink by Imagine Crafts
Ink Drops Candy 6x6 Pattered Paper Pad by Craft Consortium

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Raven Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper
Lulu Lavender Memento Ink by Imagine Crafts
Golden Dazzle Delicata Ink by Imagine Craft
Copic® Markers:
Skin: BV0000, E50, E21,E11, E00, E000
Hair: E47, E44, E43
Sweater: N8, N7
Eyes: B21, B41
Lips: R56, RV42, E04
Sepia, Sienna Brown, Dark Brown, and Tuscan Red Prismacolor Pencils by Sanford
Pink Chalk Pencil by General's
White Gelly Roll Gel Pen by Sakura of America
Gold Metallic Sunburst Gel Pen by Pentel
Museum Frame Fancy Die by Hero Arts
Bat Brad from my stash
Gold UniPosca Paint Pen by Mitsubishi Pencil Company
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of Raven cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5". Score at 4.25" and fold to form an A2 card. Set aside.
  2. Use Lulu Lavender Memento ink to stamp one of the women from the Be Bold Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set.
  3. Use Copic markers to color the image. 
  4. Use colored pencils to add some dimension and color to her hair. 
  5. Scribble a pink chalk pencil onto paper and use a pointy cotton swab to pick up the chalk and add blush to her cheeks.
  6. Use a white gel pen to add highlights to her eyes and lip, and a gold gel pen was used to add the earrings which had gotten lost during the coloring process. 
  7. Remove the wings of the brad, paint the bat with Gold Posca Paint pen, heat set, then adhere the bejeweled bat onto her choker.
  8. Cut Raven cardstock with the ornate frame die then use the die-cut to frame the image. 
  9. Using a stamping platform, Use Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink by Imagine Crafts to stamp the sentiment from the Sweary Affirmations Sentiment Strip Red Rubber Cling Stamp onto a piece of Ink Drops Candy 6x6 Pattered Paper Pad.
  10. Keeping the panel and stamp in place on the platform, ink the sentiment stamp with Golden Dazzle Delicata.
  11. Ink the stamp another time with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink and overstamp yet again.
  12. Remove the sentiment stamped patterned paper panel from the stamping platform and heat set the ink.
  13. Trim the sentiment stamped patterned paper panel to 4" x 5.25".
  14. Use Golden Dazzle Delicata ink to edge both the framed colored image and the sentiment stamped patterned paper panel. Heat set.
  15. Adhere the sentiment panel to the reserved card.
  16. Adhere the image panel to the card front.
Notes:
  • I first tried to use ink that a lot of people use for "no-lines" coloring, but it was too dark for the image. 
  • I tried using Angel Pink Memento ink, but the flesh tones became weird.
  • I ending up using the Lulu Lavender Memento ink to stamp the image because I usually use a BV marker to add shading to my Copic colored images. It worked-ish.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Happy Valentine's Day

It's Tuesday which is my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week's theme over at the Topflight Stamps blog is "Anything Goes".  I'm stuck on Valentine's Day and have created two cards for the holiday using my new Arty Hearts Collage Red Rubber Cling Stamp and Arty Hearts Collage Small Stencil by Darkroom Door

Here are the cards!



Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Arty Hearts Collage Red Rubber Cling Stamp by Darkroom Door
Classic Sentiments Clear Stamp Set by Heffy Doodle
Emperor Red, Paprika, and Confetti Elements Inks by Lavinia Stamps
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore
Raven and Red Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper Company
Desert Storm Smooth Cardstock from the Environment Papers Collection by Neenah Papers
Black Soot Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink
Tag/Label Die by Spellbinders
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform
Baby Wipe
Paper Towels

Notes:
These cards are a bit of a departure for me as there's no coloring, no masking, and no fussy-cutting. 

The Arty Hearts Collage Red Rubber Cling Stamp was stamped with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink for both cards since it yields a rich dark black and handles fine detailed stamps beautifully.

Instructions for the top (red) card:
  1. Cut a piece of red cardstock and a piece of kraft cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5". Score at 4.25" and fold to form two cards. Set aside.
  2. Starting at the top of a panel of 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock, brush Confetti Elements Ink horizontally across the panel. Work your way about 2/3 down.
  3. Brush Emperor Red Elements Inks horizontally across and down until the panel is completely inked.
  4. Use a baby wipe to blend the colors on the panel and heat set.
  5. Mist the panel with water and heat set.
  6. Use a stamping platform and Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink to stamp the Arty Hearts Collage Red Rubber Cling Stamp onto the inked background. Re-ink the stamp and stamp again if needed for a good image.
  7. Heat set.
  8. Use a paint brush and water to wet the ink on each of the hearts. Use a paper towel to dab the heart and remove the diluted ink. Heat set the panel.
  9. Place the panel onto the STAY-tion.
  10. Place the coordinating Arty Hearts Collage Small Stencil over the panel with the hearts on the stencil lined up with the stamped hearts on the image panel. Secure with magnets.
  11. Sprinkle Raspberry Infusions and the  Crimson and Brilliant Red Brusho Crystal Colors onto a paint palette or a craft mat. Spray with water to dilute.
  12. Smoosh the Pink JellybeanDusty Rose, and Red Brick Prism Inks and Emperor Red and Confetti Elements Inks onto a craft mat and mist with water.
  13. Use a paint brush to paint the hearts with the diluted inks created in Steps #10 and 11.
  14. When finished painting the hearts, heat set the panel.
  15. Trim the panel, edge with Black Soot Distress ink, mat with Black cardstock, and adhere to the reserved red A2 card.d
  16. Use a stamping platform and Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink to stamp the "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment from the Classic Sentiments Clear Stamp Set onto a left over piece of inked cardstock. Heat set.
  17. Use a labels die to cut the sentiment, edge it with black ink, and adhere to the top of the card as shown.
Instructions for the bottom (kraft) card, which was really quick to create. 
  1. Using a stamping platform and Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink. stamp the Arty Hearts Collage Red Rubber Cling Stamp onto a panel of kraft cardstock. Heat set.
  2. Place the coordinating Arty Hearts Collage Small Stencil over the panel with the hearts on the stencil lined up with the stamped hearts on the image panel. Secure with magnets.
  3. Smoosh Dusky RoseRed BrickRed ChiliSmoked Paprika, and Cherry Walnut Prism Inks and Emperor Red and Paprika Elements Inks onto a craft mat and mist with water.
  4. Use a paint brush to paint the hearts with the diluted inks created in Step #4.
  5.  Sadly, a some ink seeped under the stencil, so I brushed the Emperor Red and Paprika Elements Inks across the panel to camouflage my mistake. 
  6. Trim the panel and edge it with Emperor Red Elements Ink.
  7. Place the Herringbone Texture Red Rubber Cling Stamp facedown onto the stamping platform so that the right edge of the stamp is at the 8.5" mark.
  8. Press the lid of the platform onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  9. Use magnets to secure a second panel of kraft cardstock to the base of the stamping platform.
  10. Use Emperor Red Elements Ink to ink the Herringbone Texture Red Rubber Cling Stamp and stamp.
  11. Move the stamped kraft cardstock approximately 3.25" to the right (the length of the stamp). The panel will be hanging off of the platform, but it's copacetic.
  12. Re-ink the stamp with Emperor Red Elements Ink and stamp. 
  13. Flip the stamped kraft panel to repeat Steps #9 - 12.
  14. Remove the stamp from the platform and clean.
  15. Remove the panel from the platform, trim to 4" x 5.25", and edge with Emperor Red Elements Ink.
  16. Adhere the herringbone stamped panel to the reserved kraft card.
  17. Adhere the image panel to finish the card.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Happy Valentine's Day

It's Tuesday which means it's time to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my teammates and I are creating Valentine's Day projects. I decided to create a card with the Valentine Voodoo Rubber Cling Stamp Set by Mistrahl for Carabelle Studio, the Cascading Hearts Medium Stencil by Darkroom Door, and a sentiment from the Classic Sentiments Clear Stamp Set by Heffy Doodle.

Here's the card!



Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Kraft Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Angel Pink, New Sprout, and Tuxedo Black Memento™ Inks by Imagine Crafts®
Clouds Stencil by My Favorite Things®
Copic® Markers:
Hearts and Rose: R81, R83, R85, R89, RV95
Patches and Buttons: YG23, YG25, YG45, YG67, B00, B02, B14
Nails: Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Hair: Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, YR24, YR27
Balloon Basket: E21, E23, E25, E27, E37
Voodoo Doll: BH70, BG73, BG90, BG93, BG95
Rose Leaves and Stem: YG45, YG57, YG95
Grass: YG03, YG05, YG11, YG13
Triplus Fineliner Pens by Staedtler
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Trim Kraft cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5". Score at 4.25" and fold to form an A2card. Set aside.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the Voodoo Doll and the hot air balloon from the Valentine Voodoo Rubber Cling Stamp Se onto white cardstock and onto mask paper.
  3. Fussy-cut the mask paper version and place it over its counterpart on the image panel.
  4. Use magnets to secure the flattest mask from the Acetate Hills Mask over the bottom part of the masked voodoo doll image panel.
  5. Place the clouds stencil at the top of the image panel.
  6. Brush Angel Pink Memento ink over the acetate mask, the masked images, and the clouds stencil  onto the top of the image panel.
  7. Move the clouds stencil down and to the side. Brush Angel Pink upwards from the clouds stencil.
  8. Repeat Step #6, moving the stencil downwards and sideways until you have created a cloudy sky
  9. Remove the stencil.
  10. Place the Cascading Hearts Medium Stencil with the two smallest sets of hearts at the top of the image panel.
  11. Brush Angel Pink Memento ink over the stencil onto the image panel.
  12. Move the Cascading Hearts Medium Stencil downwards and brush Angel Pink Memento ink over the stencil onto the image panel.
  13. Repeat Step #12 until you're happy with the hearts in the sky.
  14. Remove the stencil.
  15. Move the Acetate Hills Mask downward and brush New Sprout Memento ink upwards from the mask onto the image panel.
  16. Move the Acetate Hills Mask was moved downwards again and brush New Sprout Memento ink upwards from the mask onto the image panel.
  17. Repeat Steps #9 and #10 until the base of the image is covered.
  18. Remove all stencils and masks.
  19. Use Copic markers to color the images and the grass.
  20. Position the "Happy Valentine's Day" sentiment from the Classic Sentiments Clear Stamp Set facedown on the image panel to the left of the Voodoo Doll.
  21. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  22. Ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink, remove the Post-It Note, and stamp the sentiment.
  23. Trim the image panel to 4" x 5.25" and adhere to the reserved card.
Notes:
  • Memento inks were used because I was planning on coloring the grass with my Copic markers. I also considered adding the third image from the Valentine Voodoo Rubber Cling Stamp Set, which is a stack of hearts which I would have wanted to coloring.
  • When doing the repeat stencil, you can offset the clouds by moving the stencil, rotating it, or flipping it.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Have a Super New Year!

It's Tuesday which is my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. I've been M.I.A. due to a long and nasty bout with Covid. I'm finally feeling well enough to get my posterior into my craft room and it felt great! However, I just found out that Saturday's dinner guest just came down with Covid and Strep! Let's keep our fingers crossed that my family doesn't get sick again!

This week's theme over at the Topflight Stamps blog is "Anything Goes".  I've created a slimline New Year's card with the Super Hero Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set by Pink Ink Designs, the Simply Radiant Stencil by Heffy Doodle, sentiments from both the Purrfect Day Clear Stamp Set and the Classic Sentiments Clear Stamp Set by Heffy Doodle, the Acetate CircleAcetate Hills Masks, and Elements Inks by Lavinia Stamps.

Here's the card!


Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Silver Metallic Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
London Fog and Tuxedo Black Memento™ Inks by Imagine Crafts®
Copic® Markers:
Meerkat: E47, E44, E35, E33, E31, E30, R30, R32, B12, B24, B26
Cape: YG21, YG25, YG45, YG67; B12, B24, B26
Shading: BV20, N4, N6
Grass Green, Hooker Green, and Olive Green Chalk Pencils by General's®
White Gelly Roll™ by Sakura® of America
Circle Die by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pinked Circles Nestabilities® Dies by Spellbinders Paper Arts®
Stitched Flag Die-Namics Die by My Favorite Things
Moon Layering Masks by Tim Holtz® for Stampers Anonymous
Post-It® Notes by 3M
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Trim black cardstock to 8.25" x 9". Score at 4 1/8" and fold to form a slimline card. Set aside.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the Super Meerkat from the Super Hero Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set onto white cardstock and onto mask paper.
  3. Fussy-cut the mask paper version and place it over its counterpart on the image panel. 
  4. Use magnets to secure the flattest mask from the Acetate Hills Mask over the bottom part of the masked meerkat image panel.  
  5. Use magnets to secure the largest circle mask from the Acetate Circle Masks and Stencils over the head and shoulders of Super Meerkat.
  6. Brush Della BlueViolet Chalk, and  Dark Denim Elements Inks  over the acetate masks and the masked image onto the image panel until you're happy with the coverage and blending.
  7. Use magnets to secure the Simply Radiant Stencil over the circle mask and the masked meerkat.
  8. Brush Violet Chalk Elements Ink over the stencil onto the image panel.
  9. Remove the Simply Radiant Stencil.
  10. Move the Acetate Hills Mask downward and brush Lime Punch Elements Ink upwards from the mask onto the image panel. 
  11. Move the Acetate Hills Mask was moved downwards again and brush Lime Punch Elements Ink upwards from the mask onto the image panel.
  12. Repeat Steps #9 and #10 until the base of the image is covered.
  13. Repeat Steps #9 and #10 using Pine Elements Ink to add some shading to the grass.
  14. Remove the Acetate Hills Mask and clean.
  15. Remove the Acetate Circle Mask and clean.
  16. Use magnets to secure the large circle in the square stencil from the Acetate Circle Masks and Stencils so that it's lined up with the circle.
  17. Lightly brush Sundance Elements Ink from the circle's edge inwards. 
  18. Remove the stencil and clean.
  19. Use magnets to secure the Moon Layering Mask to the center of the circle over the masked Super Meerkat.
  20. Brush London Fog Memento ink over the mask onto the inside of the moon.
  21. Remove and clean the Moon Layering Mask.
  22. Remove and retain the Super Meerkat mask.
  23. Use Copic markers to color Super Meerkat.
  24. Use white gel pen to add highlights to the meerkat's nose and eyes.
  25. Use chalk pencils to add more shading to the grassy area of the image panel. 
  26. Use the Gelly Roll Bold Line Stardust Clear Glittering Ink was used to add some glittery accents to the edge of the moon.
  27. Use magnets to secure a piece of white cardstock to the base of a stamping platform.
  28. Position the "have a purrfect day" facedown on the cardstock.
  29. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  30. Use Post-It Notes to cover the "purrfect day".
  31. Ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink, remove the Post-It Note, and stamp the sentiment.
  32. Remove the stamp and clean.
  33. Position the "super" sentiment from the Super Hero Clear Photopolymer Stamp Set facedown on the cardstock below the "have a" sentiment.
  34. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  35. Use Post-It Notes to cover everything but the word "super".
  36. Ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink, remove the Post-It Note, and stamp the sentiment.
  37. Remove the stamp and clean.
  38. Position the "happy new year" sentiment from the Classic Sentiments Clear Stamp Set facedown on the cardstock below the other sentiments.
  39. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  40.  Use Post-It Notes to cover the word "happy".
  41. Ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink, remove the Post-It Note, and stamp the sentiment.
  42. Remove the stamp and clean.
  43. Remove the sentiment panel from the stamping platform and heat set.
  44. Use a stitched circle die to cut the sentiment.
  45. Use a pinked circle die to cut silver cardstock.
  46. Mat the sentiment die-cut with the pinked circle die-cut.
  47. Use a stitched flag die to cut silver cardstock.
  48. Adhere the image panel to the top of the reserved black card.
  49. Adhere the silver flag die-cut to the bottom of the card.
  50. Adhere the matted sentiment die-cut to finish the card.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Warm Winter Wishes

Do you still have crafty gifts to get for the holidays? Have you been nice? Or have you been naughty? Either way, you should pick up a few goodies from you to you. Topflight Stamps is holding a holiday sale that runs until midnight on December 18th EST!


It's Tuesday which is my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps! This week's theme is "Anything Goes". The winter holidays are rapidly approaching so I decided to make a slimline Holiday card using the Missy Merry Clear Stamp Set 607, the Holiday Fox Clear Stamp Set 608, and one of the stencils from the Scenic Winter Layering Stencil Set by Polkadoodles.

Here it is!


Festive Selection - Diamond Sparkle Gemstones by Hunkydory Crafts

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Patch and Avalanche Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Obsidian Amalgam Ink by Gina K™ Designs
Copic® Markers:
Girl's Skin: BV0000, E50, E21, E11, E00, E0000, R20
Girl's Hair: W1, Y21, Y32, YR31
Girl's Lips: RV000, RV00, RV91
Girl's Eyes: B21, B34
Girl's Dress: B21, B34
Girl's Sweater and Hat: RV0000, RV000, RV91, C00, C0, C1
Fox Face: BV000, BV000, E50, E51, E53
Fox Fur: E1, E15, E17, E29
Fox Jacket: YG45, YG45, YG67, R14, R17, R29, N4, N6, N8
Wagon and Gifts: R14, R17, R29, N6, N8, B21, B34, YG41, YG45
Black Brush Multiliner Pen by Copic®
Silver Gel Pen
White Uni-Posca Paint Pen by Mitsubishi Pencils
Rectangle Die by Spellbinders
Nameplate Dies by Spellbinders
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Cut and score a piece of Avalanche cardstock to form a slimline card. Set aside.
  2. Use Obsidian Amalgam ink to stamp Miss Merry from the Missy Merry Clear Stamp Set 607 the fox and the gift wagon from the Holiday Fox Clear Stamp Set 608 onto white cardstock
  3. Fussy-cut the girl, the fox, and the gift wagon.
  4. Color the fussy-cut images with Copic markers and use the black brush Multiliner to edge them.
  5. Set the images aside while you create the background panel for them.
  6. Use magnets to adhere the snow header stencil from the Scenic Winter Layering Stencil Set over a piece of white cardstock.
  7. Use the largest brush from the Black Blending Brushes to brush Della Blue Elements Inks  over the stencil onto the white card. 
  8. Remove and clean the stencil.
  9. Use a white paint pen, white ink, and/or white chalk to add a snowy ground to the stenciled background scene. 
  10. Gelly Roll Bold Line Stardust Clear Glittering Ink by Sakura was used to add some sparkly glittery dots along the snowline.
  11. Trim the background panel to 8" x 3.25".
  12. Use magnets to secure the stenciled background image panel to the base of a stamping platform.
  13. Place the reserved fussy-cut fox and the gift wagon onto the background panel.
  14. Position the wagon's long handle stamp, from the Holiday Fox Clear Stamp Set 608, face-down onto the background panel so that it's between the fox's hand/paw and the wagon.
  15. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  16. Remove the fussy-cut fox and the gift wagon and set aside again.
  17. Ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink by Tsukineko and stamp the handle.
  18. Remove the long handle stamp from the stamping platform.
  19. Position the handle stamp facedown onto the image panel so that it's aligned with the long handle.
  20. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp. Lift.
  21. Ink the handle stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink and stamp.
  22. Remove the background panel from the stamping platform.
  23. Heat set the handle and the long handle.
  24. Use the silver gel pen to color the long handle.
  25. Use a red Copic marker to color the handle.
  26. Adhere the fox to the background panel so that his hand is on the wagon's handle.
  27. Adhere the gift wagon to the background panel on other side of the wagon's handle.
  28. Adhere Missy Merry to the background panel.
  29. Brush a scrap of white card cardstock with Della Blue Elements Inks.
  30. Secure the scrap to the base of the stampting platform.
  31. Place the sentiment stamp from the Missy Merry Clear Stamp Set facedown on the inked scrap.
  32. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  33. Ink the sentiment with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink and stamp.
  34. Remove the sentiment scrap and heat set.
  35. Use a small rectangle die to cut the sentiment.
  36. Use a nameplate tag die to cut white cardstock.
  37. Adhere the sentiment onto the white nameplate die-cut.
  38. Cut green cardstock to .25" larger than the background panel.
  39. Mat the image panel onto the green cardstock.
  40. Adhere the green cardstock to the reserved white slimline card.
  41. Adhere the matted sentiment die as shown.
  42. Add gemstones from the Festive Selection - Diamond Sparkle Gemstones  to the sentiment die-cut to finish the card.
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