Saturday, April 24, 2021

Lavinia Fairy Birthday Card with Topflight Stamps

Hello there and happy Saturday! I have a weekend share of a birthday card I made for a friend using supplies from the Topflight Stamps store. I'm always happy to pull out my Lavinia stamps – they are so much fun to create scenes with.

Lisa Hoel for Topflight Stamps - Lavinia Stamps fairy birthday card #Laviniastamps #topflightstamps #creativejuicefreshsqueezed

First I started off by making a stack of backgrounds using PaperArtsy Infusions pigments. (Once you get going, you can't help but make a bunch!) Infusions are a water reactive dry dye stain suitable for fabric and paper. The two-part formulation has 2 different crystals which react with the water at 2 different rates; the color particles act fast, and the brown walnut crystals are slower to dissolve. This allows control over how much brown-to-color you create depending on the amount of water you apply and when you dry. The results are somewhat unpredictable which adds to the fun! 

For more Infusions play, my fellow designer Autumn Clark made a video tutorial for a resist stamping technique that is LOTS of fun. I tried it! You can check it out on her YouTube channel.

Lisa Hoel for Topflight Stamps - Lavinia Stamps fairy birthday card #Laviniastamps #topflightstamps #creativejuicefreshsqueezed

Once I selected the perfect background piece, I used a stamp platform to build my scene on top of it. I like using a platform for projects like this because you can re-ink and "do over" perfectly if a first stamping doesn't have perfect coverage.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the wonderful products from around the world you can find all in one place, Topflight Stamps. Have a great weekend!

Supplies used:

Topflight Stamps Products:

Lavinia Stamps - Raven, Forest Scene, Tree Branch, Sea Flower, Whimsical Hares, Fern Heads, Small Berries
Darkroom Door - Happy Birthday Sentiment

PaperArtsy Infusions Terracotta, Emerald Isle
Versafine Black Pigment Ink
Prism Inks - Smoked Paprika, Apple Green


Some 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!) If you shop at Topflight Stamps, use my coupon code LISAHOEL for 12% off your order.

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