Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Topflight Stamps 3rd Birthday Hop!





It is Topflight Stamps 3rd birthday and to celebrate I have been invited to team 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 Lisa Hoel's blog. 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.



GIVEAWAY DETAILS

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!



And so to my project to celebrate Topflight's Birthday - a birthday card and gift tag using PaperArtsy stamps and Infusions.


 Raquel (aka Scrapcosy) are ALWAYS my go to stamps and this set in particular (ESC04) is one of my all time favourites.


Combine them with PaperArtsy Raspberry Infusions and you have a wonderful base to layer some vintage elements to make a lovely 3D birthday card.

And so here is how it came together:


I always use my Infusions on a base of PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Paint as it lightens the colours and allows more water to be added. So my Smoothy Cardstock was painted first with Chalk Fresco and then the stamp white embossed to provide the texture for the Infusions.


Don't you just LoVE all those wonderful colours in the little pot of Infusions! I spray with water first, sprinkle the Infusions and then add more water, mopping up here and there to get puddles and lighter areas.


I stamped the text stamp to the right of the main image with Archival Tree Branch Ink, stamping off first so I got a lighter colour.


I machine stitched my base to piece of contrasting card, catching the die cut doily as I did so. I find it easier to machine stitch the cardstock rather than glueing it when it has had alot of product thrown at it.


I dyed some seam binding in Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and embossed a butterfly from the stamp set using white embossing powder and the Infusions again.


The tag was made from leftovers. I cut the tag first and then die cut pieces to fit using a piece of lace to cover the join.


So let's celebrate Topflight Stamp's Birthday!




Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!

Happy Crafting!


Jennie x




34 comments:

Lisa Hoel said...

gorgeous card Jennie!!

Kathi said...

Truly lovely card and tag. I love the subtle elegance of both pieces.

Thank you for sharing photos and clear instructions!

Kathy H said...

Absolutely beautiful card and tag Jennie! I love the raspberry color!

Ms. Tamp said...

I love tags. I haven't made one yet, so it's a goal.

Lisa Korpiewski said...

Beautiful projects! Have been wanting to try the Infusions, and love the vintage background you made with them.

Tammy P. said...

Such a romantically vintage feel to your projects. I love the use of the Infusions to subtly set off the white embossed rose stamping. Lovely.

Julie S said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card and tag Jennie. Love the white embossed images with the splash of purplish colors... so elegant, but also shabby! Thanks for the inspiration! Be safe! God Bless, Monika

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Oh, wow! Such a pretty tag and card! Love them!

Beth said...

Absolutely beautiful card and tag! Thanks for introducing me to a way to use chalk paint.

craftygal1 said...

Such a lovely card. I glad I saw how you used the Infusions.

Connie Mercer said...

Simply gorgeous!!!

Godelieve said...

Pretty and delicate!

Connie said...

Wow! Beautiful!

Dee Earnshaw said...

what a lovely designed card - beautiful

Ellen Doyle said...

Beautiful Cards and tags.

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning Jennie- your color palette is so soft & pretty!!!

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Such a beautiful set! Great tutorial - so many steps and layers! Love the stamps you used - very romantic!

Cori in W. Texas said...

Very feminine and pretty. Lovely creation’

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

love the raspberry background and the white roses great contrast. I'm not sure how it would go through the mail with the roses but it is beautiful.

Dana M said...

Oh what a stunning card and tag set! Gorgeous colors, design and dimension.

robin lee said...

Beautiful! Simply beautiful!! Love the use of infusions.

* Shell B.* said...

Jennie love the fabulous vintage tag and card set, beautifully created and lovin' the effect of the Raspberry Infusions!!😍 Thanks for the inspiration!

Fonda said...

I love the tag. The purple is so rich!

ginag said...

It's our lovely Shetland designer, your work is heavenly and you provide great tips along the way. Always love your designs and tutorials!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card and tag! Love the dimension and details!

V. K. said...

The effect of Infusions is dynamic. Love the vintage look and the colors are beautiful.

Bunny said...

What lovely creations. They are so feminine and just having them sit around to look at would be a joy. Love them both. [Bunny]

Rebecca Boatright said...

This is my style!! Love the colors and the feminine vintage look!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful layers of white and purples Jennie! Love the flowers, ribbons and layered die cuts!

kcscraps said...

Lovely card!

The Crafty Ass🐎 said...

I developed a mild obsession with Infusions while I lived in UK within my hubby's job. Your user of embossing with them is just GORGEOUS!!

Sue D said...

I like your soft and pretty card and tag.

Donna B. said...

Thanks for joining our Birthday Party Jennie. This is stunning!!!