Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Take Time!

It's Tuesday which is my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps! This week's theme is "Anything Goes". I've made a coffee-themed card created with Darkroom Door's Coffee Time Red Rubber Cling Stamp SetClocks Texture Red Rubber Cling StampHerringbone Texture Red Rubber Cling Stamp, and Abstract 12 Red Rubber Cling Stamp

Here's the card!


Topflight Stamps Products Used:

PSA: Topflight Stamps' Cyber Monday Sale ends at midnight tonight, November 29th!

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Bristol Paper by Strathmore®
Kraft Cardstock by Recollections™
Antique Linen and Salvaged Patina Distress® Inks by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Antique Linen Distress® Oxide Spray by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink 
Barn Door and Salvaged Patina Distress® Oxide Inks by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Copic® Markers: BG11, BG13, BG15, E77, E79
Tan Parchment Vellum: Source Unknown
Coffee Steam Die: Source Unknown
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery®
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 10" x 7". Score at 5" and fold to form a 5" x 7" card. Set aside.
  2. Stamp the coffee cup from the Coffee Time Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set with Salvaged Patina Distress ink onto white cardstock. 
  3. Use Copic markers to color the cup.
  4. Fussy-cut the cup and use the BG13 marker to edge it to get rid of those unsightly white edges.
  5. Stamp the cup onto a piece of label paper. 
  6. Fussy-cut the label paper around the top front edge, the handle, and the bottom of the cup.
  7. Place the label paper around the cup so that the front of the cup is exposed.
  8. Use Salvaged Patina Distress ink to stamp the Herringbone Texture Red Rubber Cling Stamp onto the front of the cup.
  9. Place the cup way out of the line of fire.
  10. Cut a piece of White Bristol paper in half.
  11. Lightly mist one half of the Bristol paper with water.
  12. Spray the damp Bristol paper with Antique Linen Distress Oxide Spray to create the background panel.
  13. Heat set.
  14. Press a pouncy tool into the Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink.
  15. Randomly pounce the inked pouncy tool onto the background panel to add spots and splats to it.
  16. Heat set.
  17. Trim the background panel to 4.75" wide.
  18. Use magnets to secure the background panel to the base of a stamping platform.
  19. Place the Abstract 12 Red Rubber Cling Stamp facedown along the bottom edge of the panel.
  20. Press the lid of the platform onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  21. Ink the stamp with Barn Door Distress Oxide ink and stamp. Re-ink and stamp again if necessary to achieve a good impression. 
  22. Heat set the border and trim it from the background panel.
  23. Use Barn Door Distress Oxide ink to edge the border and heat set.
  24. Using Antique Linen Distress ink, randomly stamp the Clocks Texture Red Rubber Cling Stamp onto the Oxided background panel. 
  25. Use Antique Linen Distress ink to stamp the the Herringbone Texture Red Rubber Cling Stamp  around the edges and between the clock backgrounds.
  26. Heat set the background panel.
  27. Adhere the border panel to the base of the background panel. 
  28. Edge the entire panel with Barn Door Distress Oxide ink and thoroughly heat set.
  29. Use magnets to again secure the background panel to the base of a stamping platform.
  30. Place the "take time" sentiment from the Coffee Time Red Rubber Cling Stamp Set facedown on the background panel where desired.
  31. Press the lid of the platform onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  32. Ink the stamp with Barn Door Distress Oxide ink and stamp. Re-ink and stamp again if necessary to achieve a good impression. 
  33. Heat set the sentiment.
  34. Adhere the stamped and colored coffee-cup to the front of the card as shown. 
  35. Use a steam-curl die to cut tan vellum.
  36. Adhere the steam die-cut over the coffee cup to finish the card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving! I was under the weather on Tuesday, my usual day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. The lovely and talented Cornelia stepped in for me which was so sweet. 

This week my teammates and I are focussing on tags to celebrate the winter holidays! But before I get to my tag, let me remind you that Topflight Stamps has a Black Friday Sale running from now until midnight on Saturday, November 26th. Why not treat yourself to some fabulous new goodies!

Here's my tag!


Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Black Blending Brushes by Time for Tea Designs
Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Gelly Roll Bold Line Stardust® Clear Glittering Ink by Sakura®

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Obsidian Amalgam Ink by Gina K™ Designs
Tattered Rose and Pumice Stone Distress® Inks by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Copic® Markers:
Building: RV91, RV93, R30
Bricks: RV91, RV93, R30, W1, W2, W3
Shutters and Candle: B34, B37
Flame: Y11, Y17
Window Casement: C00, C0, C1, C2, C4
Cat: C00, C0, C1, RV91
Interior of House: G20
Glass Windows, Decorative Star, Lantern: B60, N0, N1, BG0000, BG10
Planters: E15, E17
Greenery: G46, YG41, YG45
Flowers: R46, R27
White and Metallic Silver Uni Posca Paint Pens by Mitsubishi Pencil Company
Duo Corner Punch by Tonic Studios
Slot Punch: Source Unknown
Ribbons: from the stash
Silver Fiber: from the stash
3D Foam Squares Black Mix by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Post-It® Notes by 3M
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Use Obsidian Amalgam ink to stamp the window, the cat, the greenery, the lantern, and the star ornament from the Christmas Decorated Old Window Clear Polymer Stamp Set onto white cardstock and label paper. 
  2. Fussy-cut the label paper versions and place them over their counterparts on the image panel as masks.
  3. Secure the image panel to the STAY-tion with magnets.
  4. Place a ruler horizontally across the bottom of the image panel below the planters and the lantern.
  5. Use the largest of the Black Blending Brushes to brush Tattered Rose Distress inks over the masks to color the exterior of the house.
  6. Move the ruler to cover the top part of the image panel.
  7. Brush Pumice Stone Distress ink over the ruler to the bottom of the image panel to create the sidewalk.
  8. Use Obsidian Amalgam ink to randomly stamp the bricks from the Christmas Decorated Old Window Clear Polymer Stamp Set onto the sponged background.  
  9. Lift the masks and retain for another use. 
  10. Use Copic markers to color all of the images, including the bricks.
  11. Apply Gelly Roll Bold Line Stardust Clear Glittering Ink to the glass of the window panes, the window, the star ornament, and the glass part of the lantern. 
  12. Use a BG0000 Copic marker to spread the glitter from the pen around the windows to make them shimmery. Scribble the marker onto a piece of scrap paper until the nib is clean again.
  13. Use the silver metallic Uni Posca paint pen to highlight the hinges on the shutters, the lantern, and to add a silver chain to the star ornament.
  14. Use a white Uni Posca paint pen to splatter white paint to mimic snowflakes and to add snow to the image panel.
  15. Trim the image panel and adhere to a piece of blue cardstock.
  16. Use the Duo Corner Punch to punch the top two edges to create the top of the tag. 
  17. Use the slot punch to punch a hole in the center of the top of the tag.
  18. Use Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink to stamp the sentiment from the Holiday Sentiment Duos Clear Stamp Set onto an excess piece of blue cardstock.
  19. Trim the sentiment panel.
  20. Add dimensional foam adhesive squares to the center of the sentiment panel.
  21. Adhere the sentiment strip flush with both edges of the tag and popped up in the center.
  22. Thread the ribbons through the slot at the top of the tag.
  23. Use silver tinsel fiber to tie the ribbons together.
I hope you're enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend. Don't forget to take advantage of Topflight Stamps' Black Friday Sale!

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Let's Do the Time Warp Again!

It's Tuesday which is my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps! This week's theme is "Anything Goes". More than 60 years ago, I fancied myself somewhat of a hippie, so I had to get Little Hippie Clear Stamp Set 511 by Janet Klein because it made me feel nostalgic. These days I'm a lot more like Janet's Miss Dee, albeit fatter and saggier, though I still dress in jeans and tee shirts! When I saw the  Hippie Dee Clear Stamp Set 781 by Janet Klein for AALL and Create, I ordered when it was available.

Here's my card that combines both sets!


Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Hippie Dee Clear Stamp Set 781 by Janet Klein for AALL and Create
Little Hippie Clear Stamp Set 511 by Janet Klein for AALL and Create
Time Warp Clear Stamp Set 472 by Janet Klein for AALL and Create
Flower Dancing Washi Tape 22 by Janet Klein for AALL and Create
Pink Diamond Sparkle Gemstones by Hunkydory Crafts

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
8.5" x 11" Avalanche Cardstock by Bazzill Basics® Paper
Obsidian Amalgam Ink by Gina K™ Designs
Copic® Markers:
Skin: BV0000, BV000, E50, E21, E11, E00, E000, R20
Young Hippie's Lips: E04; RV42
Young Hippie's Hair: Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26
Hippies' Eyes: E94
Hippie Dee's Hair: T0, T1, T2, T3
Hippie Clothes: B91, B93, B95; BV02, BV04, BV31, BV34, RV52, RV63, RV91, RV93, RV95
Silver Metal Sticker Pearls by Recollections/Michael's
Silver Metallic Gel Pen
Small Label Die: Source Unknown
Removable Scotch® Tape by 3M
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of Avalanche cardstock in half. Score at 4.25" and fold to form an A2 card. Set aside.
  2. Use Obsidian Amalgam Ink to stamp Hippie Dee from the Hippie Dee Clear Stamp Set 781 and the Young Hippie from the Little Hippie Clear Stamp Set 511 a piece of Neenah cardstock. 
  3. Color both hippies with Copic markers, fussy-cut them, and edge them with a black pen. 
  4. Use a silver gel pen was used to color Hippie Dee's belt buckle.
  5. Add silver pearls to Hippie Dee's ears to cover the stamped earrings.
  6. Set Little Hippie and Hippie Dee aside away from the crafting surface. They'll be much safer there and will keep each other company.
  7. Use magnets to secure the Abundance Stencil over a 4" x 5.25" piece of white mixed media paper on the STAY-tion.
  8. Cover the bottom of the card with a piece of repositionable Scotch Tape. 
  9. Place a ruler vertically 2" from the left edge of the mixed media paper covering the right side of the stencil.
  10. Brush Blue Atoll Elements Ink over the ruler and the stencil onto the left side of the background panel. 
  11. Move the ruler so that it covers the left 2" of the background panel.
  12. Brush  Blue Lagoon Elements Ink over ruler and the stencil onto the right side of the panel.
  13. Remove the stencil, ruler, and the tape.
  14. Clean the stencil and the ruler. I use hand sanitizer as it's works fabulously.
  15. Place the clean ruler horizontally so that it covers the top portion of the background panel. 
  16. Brush Dark Denim Elements Ink over the ruler onto the bottom part of the background panel.
  17. Use Blue LagoonBlue Atoll, and Dark Denim Elements Ink to edge their respective parts of the background panel. 
  18. Heat set the background panel to make the ink is completely dry.
  19. Adhere Flower Dancing Washi Tape 2 across the bottom of the background panel leaving space above and below the tape.
  20. Adhere the background panel to the reserved white A2 card.
  21. Adhere both the Little Hippie and Hippie Dee as shown.
  22. Use the stamping platform and Dark Denim Elements Inkto stamp the "Time Warp" sentiment from the Time Warp Clear Stamp Set 472  onto a piece of white cardstock. 
  23. Use the small label die to cut the sentiment.
  24. Adhere the sentiment die-cut to the top of the card as shown.
  25. Use Pink Diamond Sparkle Gemstones by Hunkydory Crafts to cover the two holes on the sentiment die-cut.
Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



Topflight Stamps is one of the super sponsors of the Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. It wouldn't be a blog hop without a chance to win great prizes. Click the link above for information on the hop and how you can enter to win $25 gift card to the Topflight Store and other great prizes. The hop ends on November 18th!

My name is Kathi and I am a coffee addict! I decided to participate in the blog hop and created a shaker card using the Perfect Blend Clear Stamp Set by Heffy Doodle, the coffee patterned paper from the Travel Light 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Paper Favourites, the Scalloped Rectangles Frame Die Set by Paper Rose, and six Prism  Inks by Hunkydory Crafts.

Here's the card!


Topflight Stamps Products Used: 

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Bristol Paper by Strathmore®
Colored Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Obsidian Amalgam Ink by Gina K™ Designs
Copic® Markers: BV08, V22, V25, V28, Y21, YR21, YR23, R32, R35, R39, RV 32, RV34
Circles and Scalloped Circles Nestabilities® Die Sets by Spellbinders®
3mm Rainbow Hearts Confetti by Kat Scrappiness
With Love, Pixie Dust, and Rosie Gold Sparkle Blend Sets by Doodles Paper Playground
.25" Foam Tape by Creekbank Creations
Clear Acetate saved from packaging
Non-static agent (powder, bag, dryer sheet)
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Cut red cardstock to 11" x 5.5", score at 5.5", and fold to form a 5.5" square card. Set aside.
  2. Use Obsidian Amalgam ink to stamp the to-go cup from the Perfect Blend Clear Stamp Set onto white cardstock.
  3. Color the cup with Copic markers to match the patterned paper.
  4. Fussy-cut the cup and edge it with a dark marker. 
  5. Use Red Brick Prism  Ink to stamp the tiny heart from the You Go Gull Clear Stamp Set onto the cup sleeve.
  6. Brush Dusky RosePink Jelly BeanFlamingo ParadiseCamelia PinkRed Chili, and Red Brick Prism inks onto a piece of white Bristol paper.
  7. Mist the blended inks with water and heat set.
  8. Use the smaller frame die from the Scalloped Rectangles Frame Die Set to cut the inked paper. 
  9. Remove the center part of the frame and reserve to use for the sentiment. 
  10. Sponge the frame's scalloped edges and aperture edges with Red Brick Prism ink
  11. Heat set.
  12. Flip the die-cut over and add strong adhesive to the back of the frame around the edges of the aperture.
  13. Adhere the clear acetate window over the aperture. 
  14. Apply foam tape around the aperture to create a well. Be sure that there are no gaps between pieces of tape.
  15. Brush the sides of the tape and the acetate with a non-static agent.
  16. Add heart confetti, sparkly hearts, heart rhinestones, and round sequins to the well.
  17. Carefully remove the backing paper from the foam adhesive.
  18. Trim a piece of the coffee-cup patterned paper from the Travel Light 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad to seal the well containing the shaker contents.
  19. Use Monarch VersaFine™ Clair Ink onto white paper, heat set, and die-cut with a circle die. 
  20. Adhere red and silver little sparkly hearts around the sentiment. 
  21. Use the corresponding scalloped circle die to cut the inked paper, reserved in Step #9.
  22. Trim another piece of the coffee-cup patterned paper to 5.25" square and adhere it to the reserved 5.5" square card. 
  23. Adhere the shaker frame and sentiment to the card as shown. Adhere the fussy-cut stamped and colored to-go coffee-cup to the edge of the shaker frame to finish the card. 
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Peace, Love, and Joy -- a Holiday Card!

It's Tuesday,my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps! This week the TFS team's theme is Winter or Christmas. I've satisfied both criteria by creating a snowy holiday card using four of the adorable Zini  Mini Cling Rubber Stamp Sets by Elena Zinski for PaperArtsy with a sentiment from the Snow Globe Clear Stamp Set by Jane's Doodles.

Here's my card!


Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Zini Mini 56 Rubber Cling Mounted Stamp Set by Elena Zinski for PaperArtsy
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Classic Blue and Avalanche Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Obsidian Amalgam Ink by Gina K™ Designs
Stormy Sky and Pumice Stone Distress® Inks by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Copic® Markers:
Mailbox: R12, R14, R17, R27
Paths and Sidewalk: W00, W1, W2, W3
Grass: YG03, YG11, G40
Houses: Y21, Y23, Y26,; YG41, YG45: BV20, BV23, BV25; E93, E95, E97, E99; B02, B04, B16, B18; BG90, BG93, BG95
Streetlights: B04, B05, B18; Y11, Y23, Y26
Windows: BG000, BG10
Sentiment Die: Cheery Lynn Designs
White Uni Posca Paint Pens by Mitsubishi Pencil Company
Clear Gemstones by KaiserCraft
Post-It® Notes by 3M
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions: 
  1. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 6.25" x 9.25". Score at 5 7/8" and fold to form an A6 card. Set aside.
  2. Use Obsidian Almagam ink and a stamping platform to stamp the post box, the four houses, and the street light on the right with black ink onto white cardstock then onto repositionable label paper.
  3. Fussy-cut the label paper versions and place over their counterparts. 
  4. Remove the stamps from the stamping platform and thoroughly clean.
  5. Position the street light stamp facedown on the left over the post box mask as shown. 
  6. Press the lid of the platform onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, ink the stamp, and stamp onto the image panel and onto repositionable label paper
  7. Fussy-cut the second street light and place it over its counterpart. 
  8. Place the flattest hill mask from the Acetate Hills Masks horizontally slightly above the base of the houses, covering the bottom portion of the image panel. 
  9. Brush Stormy Sky Distress Ink over the mask and the masked images onto the image panel to create the sky.
  10. Remove the Acetate Hills Mask.
  11. Place a ruler horizontally covering the bottom 1" of the image panel.
  12. Place a Post-It Note on a diagonal from the left side of the left-most house's door to the edge of the ruler.
  13. Brush Pumice Stone Distress Ink over the right edge of the Post-It Note onto the image panel.
  14. Move the Post-It Note to run diagonally from the right side of the door to the ruler.
  15. Brush Pumice Stone Distress Ink over the left edge of the Post-It Note onto the image panel. There's now a path from the house to the ruler, which will become the sidewalk.
  16. Repeat Steps #13 - 15 for each of the houses to create four front paths.
  17. Shift the ruler to cover the pathways.
  18. Brush Pumice Stone Distress Ink over the ruler to the base of the image panel to create the sidewalk.
  19. Remove all the masks and reserve for another use.
  20. Use Copic markers to color the houses, post box, streetlights, lawn, and stairs.
  21. Use a Posca paint pen and the Gelly Roll Bold Line Stardust Clear Glittering Ink Pen to add glittery snow to the lawn, streetlights, post box, paths, sidewalk, and houses. 
  22. Use the Gelly Roll Bold Line Stardust Clear Glittering Ink Pen to add dots of glitter pen to the windows. Use a BG000 marker to spread the glitter pen ink over the windows
  23. Squeeze a bit of Snowflake Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paint onto a craft mat, mist with water, then use a paintbrush to splatter the image panel with "snow".
  24. Trim the image panel and mat with blue cardstock cut slightly larger than the image panel.
  25. Adhere the matted image panel to the reserved white card.
  26. Use a sentiment die to cut blue cardstock.
  27. Use a stamping platform and Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink to stamp the "Peace, Love, and Joy" sentiment from the Snow Globe Clear Stamp Set onto a blue die-cut.
  28. Heat set the die-cut and adhere to the image panel as shown.
  29. Add two clear rhinestones to finish the card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Celebrate!

It's Tuesday which is my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps! This week's theme is "Anything Goes". Today is November 1st, which is All Saints Day and  Día de los Muertos, (Day of the Dead), which is a holiday where families remember their loved ones with celebrations, offerings, and parades.
Here's my card!


Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Haystack, Yellow Submarine, Zesty Zing, Peach Nectar, Tango, Lawn, Sage, Guacamole, and Chartreuse Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints by PaperArtsy

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Classic Green and Raven Cardstocks by Bazzill Basics® Paper
Obsidian Amalgam Ink by Gina K™ Designs
Fadeout Detail Hybrid Ink by Ink on 3
Emerald Archival™ Ink by Ranger Ink
Grey and Black Fineliner Pens by Copic
Copic® Markers:
Skull: E40, E41, E42, YG23, YG25, YG45, Y04, Y11, Y17, YR04, YR18
Jacket: N4, Ng, N6, N7, N8
Shirt/Cravat/Hat: BV20, BV23, BV25, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8
Goggles: BV23, BV25, N3, N5, Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, BG72, BG75
Gold, Silver, and Black Uni-Posca Paint Pens by Mitsubishi Pencil Company
Glaze® 3 D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura® of America
White Gelly Roll Gel Pen by Sakura® of America
Banner Die by Lawn Fawn
Tiny Gears Die by Memory Box
Birch Tree Die: Source Unknown
Celebrate Die: Source Unknown
Black Dimensional Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Stamping Platform

Notes:
  • The background was previously painted with several colors of Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints by PaperArtsy. When making painted backgrounds, I always make a bunch of them since one never knows when one will fubar mess up a project beyond redemption.
  • I selected the words on the left panel because they described the Day of the Dead very well.
  • I tried using VersaFine Clair for the first try of step #34, but the ink smeared between impressions before I got a chance to heat set it. So I used a back-up panel to my back-up panel and went with Archival ink. I'm not thrilled, but it didn't smear horribly.
Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of green cardstock to 10" x 7", score at 5", and fold to form a 5" x 7" card. Set aside.
  2. Use Obsidian Almagam ink to stamp the the Sugar Skull from the Small Elements #2 Clear Stamp Set by That's Crafty! onto white cardstock
  3. Fussy-cut it, color with Copic markers, and edged with a black pen. Set aside.
  4. Use magnets to secure a white cardstock panel to the base of the stamping platform.
  5. Position the gentleman from the Steampunk Alchemist Clear Stamp Set by Olga Heldwein for AALL and Create facedown on white cardstock.
  6. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift the lid.
  7. Cover the gentleman's head and beard with a piece of scrap paper, ink the stamp with a Fade-out Detail Hybrid ink, and stamp it onto white cardstock. 
  8. Extend the lines of the gentleman's shirt collar and jacket with a grey Copic Fineliner pen.
  9. Fussy-cut the gentleman's outfit.
  10. Use Copic markers to color the gentleman's outfit and use a dark marker to edge it.
  11. Add several layers of Clear Glaze pen to his buttons to add dimension and shine. 
  12. Use Obsidian Almagam ink to stamp the top hat from the Steampunk Alchemist Clear Stamp Set and the Steampunk Hat from the Time Warp Clear Stamp Set by Janet Klein for AALL and Create onto white cardstock. 
  13. Fussy-cut the top hat and the goggles from the Steampunk hat, color them, with Copic markers, and edged with a dark marker. 
  14. Add several layers of Clear Glaze pen to the goggle lenses to add dimension and shine to them.
  15. Set aside the clothing and hat for now.
  16. Use VerdantGreen Oasis, and Summertime VersaFine Clair Inks to stamp he clock from the ATC Coins Set #6 by That's Crafty! onto a piece of the previously painted background paper then heat-set.
  17. Adhere the gentleman's suit to the base of the clock stamped panel. 
  18. Use a birch tree die to cut white cardstock and color with Copic markers. 
  19. Add some horizontal lines and edge with a black pen. This will substitute as neckbones.
  20. Adhere the colored birch tree die-cut under the neckline of the shirt.
  21. Adhere the sugar skull on top of the "neckbones".
  22. Adhere the goggles to the top hat.
  23. Adhere the be-goggled (new word) top hat on top of the sugar skull. 
  24. Trim this panel and edged with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink at the bottom where the layers will be  rather thick. 
  25. Cut the remaining piece of painted background paper into two pieces. 
  26. Use magnets to secure one of the pieces of painted background paper to the base of the stamping platform.
  27. Place the lock and the key from the Small Elements #2 Clear Stamp Set by That's Crafty! face-down on the painted cardstock.
  28. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink, stamp, and heat set.
  29. Use a gold Posca paint pen to paint the key and the lock. 
  30. Use a silver Posca paint pen to paint the rivets on the lock's escutcheon. 
  31. Set the panel aside for the moment.
  32. Use magnets to secure the other piece of painted background paper to the base of the stamping platform.
  33. Select and arrange the words from the Lots of Words Clear Stamp Set by That's Crafty! face-down on the painted background paper.
  34. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, ink the stamp with either Archival ink or with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair Ink. If you go with the second option be sure that your panel is really secured to the platform's base and that you heat set it immediately!
  35. Edge all three panels with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair Ink and heat set.
  36. Adhere all three panels to a piece of black cardstock cut to 4.75" x 6.75".
  37. Adhere the black cardstock to the reserved green 5" x 7" card.
  38. Use a "Celebrate" word die to cut the a small strip of the painted background paper. 
  39. Use a banner die to cut green cardstock.
  40. Adhere the word die-cut to the green banner die-cut.
  41. Adhere the banner to the card as shown using dimensional foam adhesives on the center of the banner and glue on the outside parts of the banner.
  42. Use the Tiny Gears die to cut white cardstock. 
  43. Use the Gold Posca paint pen to paint the smallest cog.
  44. Adhere the cog to the gentleman's lapel to finish the card.
Thanks for visiting today!


Sunday, October 30, 2022

Meowy Halloween

Here's the last Halloween card created this year for Topflight Stamps! Yesterday, September 29th was International Cat Day and I missed it! As a certified crazy cat lady, I'm hanging my head in shame. I hope that this card makes up for my lapse as it's a cat-themed Halloween card that was made using Lavinia Stamps' gorgeous Noof Clear Polymer Stamp with their fabulous Witch's Hat Clear Polymer Stamp. I used the Feather Leaves Stencil with Lime Punch Elements Ink to add some interest to the background. One of the sentiments from Heffy Doodle's A Purrfect Day Clear Stamp Set was used with the "Halloween" from their Classic Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.

Here it is!


Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper Company
Copic® Markers: 
Cat: <B41, B60, RV000, C00, C0, C1, BV000, BB20, BV23, BV25, N3, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, RV000, RV52, RV93, YG21, YG23, YG25
Witch Hat: BV13, BV17, YG23, YG25
Me and Dad Paisley/Periwinkle Patterned Paper from the Kaleidoscope™ Collection by My Mind's Eye™
Flag Die-cut: Source Unknown (bad me)
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 10" x 7", score at 5", and fold to form a 5" x 7" card. Set aside.
  2. Using a stamping platform and  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamp the Witch's Hat Clear Polymer Stamp onto white cardstock and onto repositionable label paper.
  3. Fussy-cut the label paper version and place atop its counterpart on the image panel as a mask.
  4. Position the Noof Clear Polymer Stamp facedown on the witch's hat mask so that the brim of the hat is covering the top part of Noof's head but revealing the ears.
  5. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  6. Ink the stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamp.
  7. Remove the witch hat mask and reserve it for another day. 
  8. Use Copic markers to color Noof and her hat.
  9. Use Copic markers to ground Noof's paws and add a dotty image around the cat and the hat.
  10. Remove the image panel from the stamping platform.
  11. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the STAY-tion.
  12. Randomly brush Lime Punch Elements Ink over the Feather Leaves Stencil to add a bit of interest to the background around the witch cat.
  13. Trim the image panel and edge the top part of the panel with Lime Punch Elements Ink
  14. Use a black pen to edge the entire image panel.
  15. Trim patterned paper to 5" x 7", edge it with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink, and adhere it to the front panel of the reserved black 5" x 7" card.
  16. Flip a piece of the patterned paper to show the periwinkle side.
  17. Use magnets to secure the paper piece to the base of the stamping platform.
  18. Position the "Happy Halloween" sentiment from the Classic Sentiments Clear Stamp Set facedown along the right side of the paper. 
  19. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  20. Cover the word "Happy" with a piece of scrap paper or a Post-It Note.
  21. Ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink, remove the scrap of paper, and stamp the word "Halloween" onto the paper.
  22. Repeat Steps 20 and 21 if needed for a good impression.
  23. Remove the stamp from the stamping platform and clean.
  24. Place the word "Meow" and the "y" from the A Purrfect Day Clear Stamp Set facedown to the left of the stamped word "Halloween".
  25. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamp and lift.
  26. Cover the "ou" and "doing" with a scrap of paper or a Post-It Note.
  27. Ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink, remove the scrap of paper, and stamp the word "Meow y" onto the paper.
  28. Repeat the Steps 26 and 27 if necessary for a good impression.
  29. Use the flag die-cut to cut the sentiment.
  30. Edge the flag with a black pen.
  31. Adhere the image panel to the card as shown.
  32. Adhere the sentiment die-cut to finish the card.
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