Friday, February 23, 2018

IndigoBlu at Topflight Stamps

Hi everyone, it's Friday, (yeah) so I'm back on the blog showing a card I made with IndigoBlu stamps from - find them
 This set is called 'Shine Bright'
I started with a piece of background which I had previously inked, then stamped over with various images from the set.

 I used Distress Oxides for the stamping & background.
I mounted the inked topper onto black card, then onto a 7" x 7" card base.
Once this was done, I liberally applied Ranger 'Glossy Accents' to the light bulbs, to give them a 'glass-like' appearance.
I love the number stamps from this set, and think I'll use them a lot.
Well that's all for today, have a good weekend, and I'll catch you next week.
Barbara x

Thursday, February 22, 2018

For Cat Lovers

Hello Topflight fans! I'm a dog person, but today I'm veering into the world of cat lovers. I designed this card for folks who love the independent spirit of cats.

The whimsical look of the IndigoBlu Kevin's Gang cat stamps are perfect for the sentiment in the set that says "DOGS come when they're called CATS take a message and get back to you". Because I wanted to simply highlight the silly kitty designs, I refrained from coloring them up (except for a tiny bit of Copic coloring for inside their ears - I couldn't help myself!). I went over the eyes, noses and fur patterns with a black Sakura Glaze Pen and just fussy cut them out. 

To create little windows from which the kitties could pop out, I used some Diemond Dies stitched heart dies that had the stitching on both the inside and outside of the hearts. I wanted the stitching detail for the heart windows and this worked perfectly. To add a bit of color, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry to create an ombre effect in each heart window.

I used thin double sided foam adhesive to position and pop up all the kitties and the card front with the heart windows. Then I heat embossed the sentiment on black card stock with white embossing powder and split it up so that the card front had the first doggy part and the inside of the card had the second kitty part. For the inside of the card, I added a fourth kitty in repose, which seemed to fit the idea of cats getting back to their people in their own time. :)

Thanks for joining me today for this homage to kitties! If you're interested in more details about the products I used or a process video, please check out my blog post HERE

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Focus on the beautiful new IndigoBlu background stamp

stamp "Jane Collage"

 Infusions PaperArtsy "The Sage"

Nathalie Fournier/Topflight 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Modern Butterfly

Hi everyone, and welcome to the Topflight Stamps blog.  Today I'm showcasing the IndigoBlu Big Butterfly #2 stamp in a very different way to the project I showed you a few weeks ago, with a much more modern, graphic look.

The stamp I used today is IndigoBlu's Big Butterfly #2 stamp.  I love this stamp, it's a great quality rubber stamp, and it has so many ways it can be used.  It's almost the full size of an A2 size card front, so really takes front and center. 

To create the card, I took a panel of cold press watercolor paper, trimmed slightly larger than an A2 size card panel (approx. 6" x 4.5").  I placed it in my stamping tool (I use a MISTI) and inked up the stamp with a black waterproof ink (I used Versafine Onyx black ink).  I used a MISTI so I could stamp the image 3 or 4 times to get a good impression on the textured paper.  One I finished stamping, I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. 

I taped the panel to a board and then used masking paper to mask off the butterfly.  I then spritzed the panel with water.   I then used my Derwent Graphik markers to flick paint onto the wet background.  These markers are paint that dries permanent.  You can layer light colors over dark if you dry them inbetween, which is what I did. Once dry, I removed the masking paper.  

I then colored in the butterfly itself with a grey Graphik marker.  You can pull out the color after you scribble it on, with a wet paintbrush.  

To finish I adhered a die cut sentiment and adhered the entire panel to a white cardbase.   For more details and to see the other supplies I used, head over to my blog.  

Hope you have a wonderful day!


Monday, February 19, 2018

Indigoblu - Stay Inspired

Welcome to the Topflight Stamps blog.  Clare with you today and this week we are stamping with the wonderful Indigoblu Stamps.

On a plain MDF clipboard,  I picked up from a local store, I painted the clipboard with Paperartsy Fresco Acrylics: Amethyst, Bougainvillea & Chalk.  I stamped directly onto the clipboard using Indigoblu Big Butterfly & Tiny Backgrounds.  The inspiring sentiment came from  the Dreams come True set.

I stamped the large butterfly with versamark black ink, heat embossed with a frosted crystal embossing powde and glazed with some Paperartsy metallic glaze.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today? Remember to pop back everyday and check out what the rest of our inspiring team have been up to.

Happy crafting.


Friday, February 16, 2018

Carabelle Studio at Topflight Stamps......

Hi everyone, welcome back to the Topflight Stamps blog. Barbara here today with 3 ATC's made with stamps designed by Birgit Koopsen for Carabelle Studio, called DUTCH TULIPS.
These are the very first ATC's I've ever made, but I think I'm 'hooked' 
TOPFLIGHT STAMPS carry a massive range of Carabelle Studio stamps, why not pop over to the website and check them out. 
 I made the backgrounds with Distress Oxides, then stamped the images in Versafine 'Clair'......a bit of shading & doodling and I was done.
These will definitely not be the last ATC's I make.....I already have a few 'ready-inked' for future projects
Please leave a comment if you've enjoyed looking, or have any questions.
Catch you soon,
                                                 Barbara x

Thursday, February 15, 2018

For Cat Lovers

Hi Topflight fans! Kristina CraftyPaws here today to share a card made with the crazy cute Duke's Gang stamp set by IndigoBlu.

I did a lot of masking as I stamped each adorable cartoony dog stamp over and over all the way around the card front. I wanted to make sure that I didn't stamp any one stamp next to or behind the same image, and toward the end it got a little dicey so I actually added some spots, extended the bodies, or doodled in more fur lines to some of them to make a few pups look a little more different.

I Copic colored all the pups in a rainbow of colors and when I was done, I was left with a open area right in the middle that was perfect for a sentiment. I borrowed the sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp "You Are Pawesome" stamp set and heat embossed that onto a strip of vellum. I wrapped the vellum strip around the whole width of the card front and secured it to the back. Then I tacked down the vellum with dabs of glue, which I covered with sequins and small metal confetti hearts. 

I wanted to add a little sparkle and interest to the base of the top folding card (I had cut the card front with all the pups down to 3 7/8" x 5 1/2"). So I used a scrap of patterned paper that had "LOVE THIS" written over and over that I glued to the bottom of the card base and then edged it with a bit of glittery washi tape. Then I finally popped on the card front backed with fun foam to add some dimension. 

Thanks for joining me today! If you're interested in any more details about this card, please check out my blog post HERE.

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