Monday, June 24, 2019

Robot Birthday Card with Topflight Stamps

Hello there! This week at Topflight Stamps we are featuring Neenah's Metallic Cardstock! The pack comes with four different colors of totally luxe cardstock that has a beautiful sheen to it. I thought it would be perfect to incorporate with the industrial robot birthday card I wanted to make for my nephew.


The paper has a nice weight to it and accepts ink well. For the card base, I used the Mechanical Texture Plate as a stamp to cover the metallic paper with the mechanical pattern. The piece under the robot is the silver metallic paper dry embossed (it embosses really well!) and then highlighted with black ink. It's hard to capture the metallic look of the paper in a photo but trust me, it really glimmers in the light!

Thanks for stopping by! Below is a list of supplies I used. Be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps blog for more inspiration. There is always something fun to see there! 

Topflight Stamps Products:
Neenah Metallic Cardstock pack
Katzelkraft stamp set - Robots 2
Darkroom Door stamp set - Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps
Gel Press Plate
Carabelle Gel Press Texture Plate - Mechanical
Alexandra Renke washi tape - Dots Taupe

Other:
Tim Holtz Sizzix die set - Gearhead (Sizzix / SB )
Tim Holtz Texture Fade Set - Diamond Plate & Riveted Metal Set ( Sizzix / SB )
Tim Holtz 3-D Texture Fade - Lumber ( Sizzix / SB )
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black, Potting Soil
Tiny Attacher
Tim Holtz Mini Fasteners
Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Mixed Media Card with Eileen Hull

Hello! I've been playing more with Eileen's new Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder and Clearsnap Blends Ink.



The powders are chunky and you get really good coverage and dimension. I discovered that I can use my Melting Pot to easily make all the embossed die cut elements. (The Ranger Melting Pot was designed by Suze Weinberg and they were sadly discontinued a few years ago. You might have one in your craft stash already or be able to find one used on eBay etc.)

I die cut the flower parts, inked them with Eileen's clear (super sticky!) Blends Ink, applied the powder and set it into the pre-heated pot to melt. (It doesn't take long!) I had these non-stick inserts with side flaps that were made to fit into the tray which made it really easy to remove the melted die cut. I just lifted the liner out and let it cool off to the side before handling it. You could do the same thing with a folded piece of foil or paper.


On the large gold flower, I stamped it to give it an embossed texture. The round stamp from the Tim Holtz set The Professor fit perfectly onto the flower tips. While the powder was still molten, I carefully pressed the stamp in place and then left it there until the powder had cooled and solidified. Then the stamp just pops off.


The frame is the front from the Trinket Box die. (See, 3-D dies can be used for 2-D projects too!) I covered the frame with the clear embossing powder, sprinkled on White Wonder powder and then gently knocked some of the powder off by tapping on the back. I wanted some 'gaps' that would give an eggshell, vintage texture after melting. After I embossed it and it was cool, I rubbed Nutmeg Blends Ink all over the frame, working it into the gaps left by the powder I knocked off. I buffed the extra ink off with a soft cloth before it dried. I also added a bit of ink to the flower parts to give them a vintage distressed look too. I had to use a strong liquid adhesive to glue the flowers together because of the slick embossed surfaces. Crafter's Pick The Ultimate! glue is one of my favorites for such jobs.



Thanks for stopping by! Check out Eileen's blog and if you are not already a member, join the Facebook Eileen Hull Fan Club group. It is a warm, supportive group with lots of inspiration and sharing going on. You'll just have to answer a few simple questions when asking to join (to keep out spammers) and then you'll be added. ;-)

Dies:
Eileen Hull Sizzix
Journaling Cards - Flowers & Leaves ( Sizzix / SB )
Book & Pages, Trinket Box & Frame Sizzix / SB )
Flower, Heart & Soul - retired

Other:
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Golden Rod
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Aqua Splash
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - White Wonder
Eileen Hull Clearsnap Blends Ink - Clear, Nutmeg, Ebony
cardstock
Tim Holtz Stamp Set - The Professor
Distress Oxides Spray - Cracked Pistachio, Vintage Photo, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade
Distress Paint - Antique Linen
Tim Holtz Big Chat Stickers
Ranger Melting Pot - retired
Butterfly metal embellishment 
stencil - TCW169, Kasbah

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Steampunk Father's Day with Topflight Stamps

Hello! Father's Day is fast approaching and I was in need of a card for my Dad. The Stamperia brand is being showcased this week on the Topflight Stamps blog and they have products that are perfect for masculine cards! I used stamps and a stencil designed by Antonis Tzanidakis and the steampunk vibe is just what I wanted.


I started off with a Gel Press Plate print made with black, white and orange paint. It created an interesting base. On top of that, I used the Mixed Media Layout stencil and the Emboss It Dabber to apply embossing ink. I mixed the Eclipse and Desert embossing powders from the Seth Apter Baked Velvet Neutrals kit to emboss the stenciled design. The top layer of the card is fussy cut stamped images and gear diecuts.

Thanks for stopping by! Below is a list of supplies I used. Be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps blog for more inspiration. There is always something fun to see there! 

Topflight Stamps Products:
Stamperia stamp set - Time Machine
Stamperia Stamp - Corrugated Cardboard
Stamperia stencil - Mixed Media Layout
Seth Apter Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Dirty Sand, Baked Velvet Neutrals
Gel Press Plate

Other:
Tim Holtz Sizzix die set - Gearhead (Sizzix / SB )
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Versamark ink
Ranger Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade
Ranger Emboss It Dabber
Tiny Attacher

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Sending Cheer with Topflight Stamps

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I have a great all-purpose cheerful card you could use to send to a friend. It can be for a birthday or just because. ;-)


The Magenta Rustic Window stamp is such a great focal image! I stamped, watercolored, and fussy cut it out to apply over a stone wall background (more on that in a minute). I slightly bent the shutters out from the window and didn't adhere them to the background so they would add some dimension.


For the card background, I used a combination of the new Distress Oxide Spray Stains and the original Spray Stains to make the grey 'stone' background and the 'stucco' layer I diecut. Together the layers made a perfect base for the stamped window image.

Thanks for stopping by! Below is a list of supplies I used. Be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps blog for more inspiration. There is always something fun to see there! 

Topflight Stamps Products:
Magenta Stamp - Rustic Window
Darkroom Door - Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamps
IndigoBlu - Floral Fantasy

Other:
Sizzix Tim Holtz die - Mixed Media #4 ( Sizzix / SB )
AJVD die - Stitched Sentiment Trio
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Distress Oxide Spray Stains - Pumice Stone, Antique Linen
Distress Spray Stains - Black Soot, Hickory Smoke
Ranger Heavystock
watercolor paints

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Eileen Hull Embossing Powders! – Robot Card

Hello! I've been having more fun with Eileen Hull's new Molten Dimensions Embossing Powder and made this cute robot card for my nephew's fifth birthday. I am finding it very handy to use my old Ranger Melting Pot to emboss all the little bitty parts of projects. For a more in-depth look at how I used it, see this post from last week where I used it to emboss all sorts of small flower parts on a Mother's Day card.


Look at that cute little robot! The embossing really adds a lot of dimension:


The robot is cut using the Tim Holtz Robotic Die (which I love!) I used Eileen's new Clearsnap Clear Ink dabber to apply embossing ink to the parts. It is super sticky ink and is perfect for holding even the chunky embossing powders. I also used a bit of Rinea foiled paper for some robot parts to add a different texture and some bling.

TIP: If you need to glue parts that have been embossed, you need to make sure you have the right glue. The embossed surfaces are a bit slick. I have had excellent success with Api's Crafter' Pick The Ultimate! glue. It is a liquid tacky-glue type adhesive but it is super strong. I use it all the time for gluing embellishments, chunky metal things, etc. – it's my favorite!

Thanks for stopping by. =) Check out Eileen's blog and if you are not already a member, join the Facebook Eileen Hull Fan Club group. It is a warm, supportive group with lots of inspiration and sharing going on. You'll just have to answer a few simple questions when asking to join (to keep out spammers) and then you'll be added. ;-)

Dies:
Tim Holtz Sizzix
Robotic ( Sizzix / SB )
Gearhead Sizzix / SB )

Other:
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Golden Rod
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Aqua Splash
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - White Wonder
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Black Magic
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Polished Silver
Eileen Hull Clearsnap Blends Ink - Clear
Rinea foiled paper - Red Star
Tim Holtz stamp set - Simple Sayings
cardstock
Api's Crafter' Pick The Ultimate! glue

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Mother's Day Card with Eileen Hull

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was warm and sunny here, downright hot! Of course the temperature is going to drop 30 degrees by the end of the week and rain is coming. That's okay though, it will be good for my garden. =) I made this card for my mother
-in-law using Eileen's dies and her NEW Molten Dimensions embossing powders from Emerald Creek. They are pretty fabulous!


They are chunky and you get really good coverage and dimension. I discovered that I can use my Melting Pot to easily make all the embossed die cut elements. (The Ranger Melting Pot was designed by Suze Weinberg and they were sadly discontinued a few years ago. You might have one in your craft stash already or be able to find one used on eBay etc.)


I die cut the flowers and word, inked them with Eileen's clear (super sticky!) Blends Ink, applied the powder and set it into the pre-heated pot to melt. (It doesn't take long!) I had these non-stick inserts with side flaps that were made to fit into the tray which made it really easy to remove the melted die cut. I just lifted the liner out and let it cool off to the side before handling it. You could do the same thing with a folded piece of foil or paper.



Thanks for stopping by! Check out Eileen's blog and if you are not already a member, join the Facebook Eileen Hull Fan Club group. It is a warm, supportive group with lots of inspiration and sharing going on. You'll just have to answer a few simple questions when asking to join (to keep out spammers) and then you'll be added. ;-)

Dies:
Eileen Hull Sizzix
Journaling Cards - Flowers & Leaves ( Sizzix / SB )
Credit Card Sleeve & Tags Sizzix / SB )
Journaling Words Sizzix / SB )

Tim Holtz Heartfelt Die ( Sizzix / SB )

Other:
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Golden Rod
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Aqua Splash
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - White Wonder
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Black Magic
Eileen Hull Clearsnap Blends Ink - Clear, Leaf
cardstock
washi tape

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Eileen Hull's New Embossing Powder & Topflight Stamps

Hello there! I made a cheery mixed media birthday card utilizing one of the gorgeous new Eileen Hull Molten Dimensions Embossing Powders by Emerald Creek. (Topflight Stamps carries the whole line!) Read on to find out what I did…


The background is formed from three book pages glued together and coated with gesso. I let the edges curl up to give it more dimension. I then spritzed it with water and sprinkled on some dye crystals. Once it was dry, I stamped it using a PaperArtsy stamp set, embossing some of the flowers with Polished Silver powder. Eileen's Molten Dimension Powders are very chunky and really do bring on the dimension! I also covered a 'happy birthday' diecut with the powder. It's a super luxe look!

Thanks for stopping by! Below is a list of supplies I used. Be sure to check out the Topflight Stamps blog for more inspiration. There is always something fun to see there! 

Topflight Stamps Products:
PaperArtsy stamp set - Tracy Scott ETS24
Eileen Hull Embossing Powder by Emerald Creek - Polished Silver


Other:
AJVD die set - Happy Birthday
gesso
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black, Pink Peony
Versamark ink
Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot, Broken China
Tiny Attacher

Scrapbook.com links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)