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


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


  1. Both cards are fantastic! I love your underwater scenes and the colors you used. The fish in the top card looks so surprised!

  2. I love your underwater scenes and the way you enhanced the bubbles with white circles. Fin-tastic card! (Couldn't help myself on that one!)

  3. So under the sea that I feel like I am right there. Your bubbles are a great detail.

  4. These are fantastic underwater scenes. I love all the details.

  5. Absolutely beautiful scenes. Gorgeous backgrounds. Always inspired by your designs.

  6. Beautiful underwater scenes! Removing and replacing color seems to give the illusion of dimension to the shells on the first card and seaweed on the second. Interesting technique.

  7. Perfect underwater scenes, complete with the bubbles! I like how you removed the oxide ink from the fish to make them stand out more.

  8. Pretty cards! I love the mixed media background you created and the awesome fish designs too!

  9. Love your underwater scenes. The colors are perfect.

  10. Wowza, both of these are fantastic!! I'm loving all the ocean inspiration from you all!! These are pure happiness 😊

  11. Great underwater scenes and love the fish and bubbles. Just need a snorkel and can image being there.

  12. Lovely cards! I'm inspired to try an underwater scene now!

  13. Beautiful water scenes!
    They look fabulous.
    Carla from Arizona

  14. Lovely cards, makes me want to go scuba diving.

  15. Love your underwater scene, the bubbles are cool!

  16. Connie, more and more I think we are soul sisters in craft... These are fantastic. I was THIS close to using this stamp set! LOL! I truly adore your fabulous designs how you pulled the oxide out to create contrast on the fish. Gorgeous! Hugs, Autumn

  17. your cards are fabulous - very arty

  18. What great beachy cards. Sigh from the city.

  19. Amazing cards. I like to idea on removing color after you stamped on the colored background. Very creative.

  20. Gorgeous cards and I love your beautiful background and all the awesome textures! Great job!


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