Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Topflight Stamps' Third Anniversary Blog Hop!

It's Topflight Stamps' 3rd birthday and to celebrate, I’ve teamed up with some great designers to showcase birthday cards using the unique products available at Topflight Stamps. Please hop along with us and see all the beautiful talent from this group of amazing designers! 

You should have arrived here from Dina Kowal''s blog, where you were definitely wowed. If not, no worries, catch the details below.  Follow along here and if you get lost you can always start at the Topflight Stamp Blog.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a birthday celebration without prizes! Topflight Stamps is giving one lucky winner a $50 Gift Certificate to the store. But wait, there is more! Each stop on the hop has an additional $15 Gift Certificate up for grabs for some lucky commenter. For a chance to win, make sure to visit every stop on the hop and leave a comment by March 28th. Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on March 31st. Good Luck!

Here's my birthday card!

Topflight Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Cryogen White Curious Metallic Cardstock
Navy Cardstock
Tuxedo Black, Summer Sky, and Lulu Lavender Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers:
    Skin: BV0000, BV000, E50, E21, E11, E00, E000, R20
    Hair: W1, W2, Y21, Y23, YR30, YR31    
    Dress: B21, B23, B24, B37
    Wings: V12, V15, V28
Removable ID Labels by Avery®
Midnight Masquerade 8x8 Patterned Paper by Graphic 45®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Industries

If you don't feel like reading the instructions for my card,  click on over to Connie Mercer's blog, which is your next stop on the blog hop! I'm sure her artwork will inspire you!

  1. Create a 5x7 card from Navy cardstock.
  2. Cut patterned paper to 4.75" x 6.75" and edge with French Navy Ink.
  3. Adhere patterned paper to the Navy card and set aside.
  4. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the Faerie onto Cryogen white cardstock and onto label paper.
  5. Fussy-cut the label paper and adhere onto its counterpart on the Cryogen white cardstock.
  6. Using Memento ink, stamp the wings onto the Faerie image and onto the label paper.
  7. Fussy-cut the label paper wings and adhere onto its counterpart on the Cryogen white cardstock. The faerie and her wings will both be covered by masks at this point.
  8. Sponge Periwinkle Prism ink and Summer Sky Memento ink over the masked image onto the Cryogen White cardstock. The ink will be shimmery.
  9. Place the image panel onto the STAY-tion and secure with magnets.
  10. Position the Super Hero Rays stencil so that the center circle part is slightly above the Faerie's masked fingers. 
  11. Secure the stencil with magnets and sponge Lulu Lavender Memento ink over the stencil onto the image panel. Remove the stencil but keep the image panel secured to the STAY-tion.
  12. Sponge Periwinkle Prism ink over the Ripples stencil onto the image panel.
  13. Sponge Summer Sky ink over Bubbles stencil onto the image panel.
  14. Clean and dry the Bubbles stencil, then sponge Purple Velvet Prism ink over the stencil onto the image panel.
  15. Sponge Purple Velvet ink over a curved ruler at base of the image panel to ground the faerie, though I suppose she could have been hovering.
  16. Lift all masks and retain for a later use.
  17. Color the image with Copic markers.
  18. Trim the image and edge with the Purple Velvet Prism ink, then again with theFrench Navy Prism ink.
  19. Adhere the image panel to the card front.
  20. Sponge Summer Sky ink over a scrap of Cryogen White cardstock.
  21. Cut the scrap using the Curved Banner Die. 
  22. Using French Navy Prism ink, stamp the sentiment onto the banner die-cut then edge the die-cut with the same ink.
  23. Using dimensional adhesive foam squares, adhere the sentiment to the image panel as shown.
Thanks for visiting today! 

Your next stop on the blog hop is Connie Mercer's blog

Your reward for scrolling down this far is this!
Here's a link to visit Topflight Stamps

Also, remember that if you get lost, you can pop over to Topflight's blog, which will set you back on your proper path!

Alternately, here's the blog hop list:
Topflight Stamps
Lisa Hoel
Jennie Atkinson 
Cornelia Wenokor
Jenny Colacicco 
Karen Bearse
Dina Kowal
Kathi Rerek
Connie Mercer
Toni Maddox
Lindsay Weirich
Ericka Strange
Jenny Marples
Autumn Clark
Rachel Greig 


  1. Interesting combination of elements. Good detailed instructions.

  2. that is one powerful image! Love your background, too!

  3. I like how the rays come out around the finger. Very thoughtful card

  4. Great card! I always love the effect of masking!

  5. sweet image - thanks for sharing how you made this:)

  6. This card is just beautiful! So magical

  7. This is one layer, except for the sentiment? Wow! Love the stenciled rays from her upraised hand!

  8. She is beautiful Kathi. Fantastic work 💕

  9. Beautiful card! Fabulous visual texture and dimension - awesome!

  10. Great card. Happy 3rd Birthday!

  11. really nice job! Love the fact that is one layered

  12. Thanks for such a detailed process. I love the image and the layered stenciling!

  13. Fantastic card Kathi, beautifully created!!😍

  14. The Faerie Magic stamp is brilliant, as is your coloring. You made this card magical.

  15. I love fairies and yours is stunning in design and coloring.

  16. Beautiful background and image! Love the way you colored her!

  17. Love the background for your wonderful winged fairy!

  18. Beautiful! I 💜 the stenciling esp the bubbles!🥳

  19. This card is so cool! Love how you combined the different stamp sets.