Thursday, June 17, 2021

Island Tree by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps ~

 Hi, Guys!
Today I'm creating with Island Tree by Blue Knight Rubber
 Stamps.  This is such a beautiful stamp.
 A great stamp for all occasion card making.


I created two different looks, night/dusk and day breaking.
  
Card #1

The background was created using a mix of Infusions/pigments to
achieve that almost night effect.  The image was stamped on the 
background and then colored with Distress Oxide inks.  I added
the Cowboy Minis on the hill.  A sticker was used for
the sentiment.

Card #2


I used a stencil for the light rays shining behind the hills. The color
was added with Distress Oxide inks. Very simple card to make.
The image was stamped using a stamping platform so I was able 
to re-stamp the image, to darken the image lines.
Both cards were adhered with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


  Would love to see you join us over on the
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/ DT Member

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Mixed Media Card with Topflight Stamps~

Hi guys!
Today is my turn on the Topflight Stamps Blog
I'm creating with lots of different products and that
is so fun!!!


I used stamps differently than they were intended and I love
getting my creative juices going!!  The background is created using
Distress Oxide inks and the background is used with a light grey ink.
The background stamps aren't really background stamps, they are a month,
date, year set by PaperArtsy.  Love using them this way~


Check out all the details on this mixed media card on
the Topflight Stamps Blog.  The card is adhered with
adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Products used:

Thanks for stopping by
 and 
just for you
get 12% off by using the code
conniemercer at the Topflight Stamps Store.
Connie

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Topflight Summertime Blog Hop~

Come celebrate Summertime with Topflight Stamps! I’ve teamed up with some great designers to showcase summer cards using the unique products available at Topflight Stamps. Please hop along with us for a chance to win! 

You should have arrived here from Autumn's blog. If not, no worries, catch the details below.

These cards are created in the same way. I created a mixed media background using
Distress Oxide inks. I used blue and green tones of inks. The images were stamped
on the background and then with a water brush, removed the color on the fish
 and sea shells. I then went back in and added
 a little color to the shells.

                                            I used two different stencils that have small circles
                                           on them.  I'll list them below. Dimensional adhesive
                                                      is used to secure the card to the card base.
                                          Products used: ESC10 (stamp set), Hunkydory/Pearls,
                                            Pronty/stickers, Hobby Art/stencil Funky Foliage.

                                         Products used: ESC10 (stamp set), Hunkydory/Pearls
                                        Darkroom Door/Sea Shells (stamp set), Pronty/stickers,
                                                              Paperartsy/PS145 stencil.

Follow along here and if you get lost you can always start at the Topflight Stamp Blog.

Topflight Stamps

Ericka Strange

Lisa Hoel

Dina Kowal

Autumn Clark

Connie Mercer

Natasha Vacca

Kathi Rerek

Cornelia Wenokor


GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration without prizes! Topflight Stamps is giving one lucky winner a $50 Gift Certificate to the store. For a chance to win,
make sure to comment on every stop on the hop by June 18th.
Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on
June 20th. Good Luck!

Also don’t forget to check out the Summertime Sale going on now! 20% off all Summer/beach/4th of July categories. No code needed.

Thanks for stopping by
 and 
just for you
get 12% off by using the code
conniemercer at the Topflight Stamps Store.
Connie

Fireman Silhouette Stamp by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!
Today is my turn to share two cards I created
using the newly released Fireman stamp
by Blue knight Rubber Stamps. There are a series of six
silhouette stamps of this nature. Very cool!!!!


Card #1
I did a mixed media type background, for this card, using
Distress Oxide inks. A stencil was added for the checker
board effect. The images were stamped using a platform, so 
I could re-stamp.  I love a dark image. Stars were added from
 the God Bless America set.  I used acrylic paint but ink will work also 
to color them.  The sentiment is from the Mini Greetings 1 set.



Card #2
I had fun creating a background using the checkboard stencil and
the fire engine from the set.  I stamped with Archival Geranium Red
and used a black marker to color in the wheels on the fire engine.
The remaining images were stamped out, trimmed out and added to 
the card front. The sentiment is embossed  with white embossing powder.
Both cards are adhered with adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.



  Would love to see you join us over on the

Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/ DT Member

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Creating with Indigo Blu for Topflight Stamps~

Hi guys!
Today is my turn on the Topflight Stamps Blog. I will be 
creating with Indigo Blu Stamps from the UK.  All this week
the DT will be showcasing projects created using
Indigo Blu Stamps.


I have all the details over on the Topflight Stamps Blog. I
hope you will take a look and check out Indigo Blu Stamps.
They are perfect for cards, art journal pages ~ anything with a mixed
media feel.  The card is adhered with adhesives by
 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Products used:


Darkroom Door/Brick Wall
(I used the large stencil in my design, but this one
would work also.)

Thanks for stopping by
 and 
just for you
get 12% off by using the code
conniemercer at the Topflight Stamps Store.
Connie

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Sea Life by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps~

Hi guys!
Toda is my turn to share my Sea Life cards I created
using the Sea Life Stamp by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps.
I really had fun with this stamp.  Kinda of jazzed it up mixed
media style:):)

The backgrounds are similar but different. I'll explain what I mean:)

Card #1


The background on this card is created with watered down
Distress Oxide inks. The mixed media paper was dipped
in the ink to get the effect of the water (ocean).  The stamps are not
dimensional.  Each image was stamped directly on the water
background and then colored in with Distress Oxide inks.
The image were outlined with a white gel pen.  Pearls and a
sticker sentiment were added to complete the card.

Card #2


On this background I used Distress Oxide ink but applied it 
differently.  I used an foam applicator to apply the ink to
the mixed media paper.  I added sprinkles of water to get the cool
water effects on the background.  A stencil was added for the circles.
I used a white gel pen to highlight the images and the water circles.
The turtle and sea horse were stamped and colored independently,
trimmed out and added to the card front. Both cards used
adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.



  Would love to see you join us over on the
Thanks for stopping by~
Connie/ DT Member

Mixed Media style Flag Tag with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

 Hi guys!
It is my turn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog today.  I'll be 
sharing a Patriotic Flag Tag using the new E-Z Runner Stars
Refillable Dispenser.
  I hear they have hearts too!!! Very cool and
clever product.


I'll also be creating with some of my favorite stamps along with more cool
3D Foam adhesive.  I have all the details over on the SAby3L blog. I hope
you will take a look.




Thanks for stopping by!
Connie Mercer

Creative Time: 60 minutes
Skill Level: intermediate

Materials Needed
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
E-Z Runner Stars Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Circle Frames Black
3D Foam Micro Squares White
3D Foam Strips
3D Foam Circle White mix
other: Blue Knight Rubber Stamps (Statue of liberty), Darkroom Door (mixed media stamps), Tim Holtz/idea-ology/small talk stickers, Versafine ink, Ranger/Archival ink, Ranger/Distress Oxide ink, Ranger/inkssentials #10 manila tag and Ranger/Perfect Pearls
.

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