Tuesday, March 7, 2023


It's Tuesday which is my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my teammates and I are showcasing wonderful products by Chou and Flowers

Here's my card made with the Pickup Truck Clear Stamp Set and the Foliage Border Stencil.

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Bristol Paper by Strathmore
Bittersweet Chocolate Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Watercolor Pencils by Derwent
Starry Colors Watercolors by Kuretake
IPC1 Small Point Blend Brushes by Dynasty Brush Company
STAY-tion by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

  1. Cut a piece of Bittersweet Chocolate cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5". Score at 4.25" and fold to form an A2 card. Set aside.
  2. Use Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink to stamp the scene onto Bristol paper and heat set. 
  3. Color the truck, windmill, planter, and the sack of eggs with watercolor pencils. Blend the watercolors using a wet paintbrush.
  4. Use silver watercolor to add a metallic touch to the windmill's vanes, the truck's bumpers, mirrors, and one of the pails, then go over the silver with a rust-colored watercolor pencils (and a wet paintbrush) to add rusty spots to the metal elements and to the truck itself.
  5. Using a ruler and a dark brown watercolor pencil, draw a line to ground the scene's elements, then use brown watercolor pencils and a wet paintbrush to add a sand/dirt foreground. 
  6. Place one of the mountain masks from the Acetate Hills Masks/Stencils horizontally across the top part of the image. 
  7. Brush or sponge Della Blue Elements Ink over the top of the mask to create a blue sky. 
  8. Leaving the mountain mask in place, trace the top of it with a dark green watercolor pencil.
  9. Remove the mountain mask.
  10. Place the rolling hills mask from the Acetate Hills Masks/Stencils horizontally below the mountains and trace the top of it with a dark green watercolor pencil. 
  11. Move the mask downwards and a bit to the side and trace the top of the mask again.
  12. Use several green watercolor pencils to color in the mountains, hills, and valleys. Use a wet brush to blend the watercolors.
  13. Trim the image panel to 3" x 4.25" and edge it with Della Blue Elements Ink.
  14. Using a stamping platform and Nocturne VersaFine Clair Ink, stamp the sentiments onto the image panel. Heat set.
  15. Cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.25" x 4.5". 
  16. Use the Silver Ingot Metallic Marker from the Essential Metallics Colorista Marker Set to add a .25" silver border all around the perimeter of the white cardstock. Heat set. 
  17. Use the Burnished Copper Metallic Marker from the Essential Metallics Colorista Marker Set to edge the panel. While the copper ink is still wet, use your finger to smear it over the silver background. Heat set, then use this panel to mat the image panel.
  18. Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 5.25" for the background panel. Use a Lavinia Blender  to apply Acorn VersaFine Clair Inks over the panel. Heat set.  
  19. Position the Foliage Border Stencil along onto one side of the image panel with the foliage facing the center of the panel. 
  20. Use a Lavinia Blender to sponge Pinecone VersaFine Clair Ink over the stencil onto the side of the paper. 
  21. Repeat this process three times to create a stenciled background panel. 
  22. Remove the stencil, edge the panel with Sponge Pinecone VersaFine Clair Ink, and heat set.
  23. Adhere the background panel to the reserved dark brown A2 card. 
  24. Adhere the image panel to complete the card.
  • Use metallic markers or paint to turn inexpensive white cardstock into metallic paper.
  • Save time and money by creating your own patterned paper. 
  • Save time by only adding color, patterns, or both to the outside edges of a paper panel. Obviously, that only works when the layer is covered.
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