Mar 25, 2021

PaperArtsy Cards for Topflight Stamps Birthday Blog Hop

 

Update: the winner from my blog is #2 FitWarrior.  Thanks to everyone who participated!

Hi friends!  It's Topflight Stamps 4th birthday and to celebrate, I’ve teamed 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!  The full list can be found below.  For my addition to the hop, I've created a vibrant, uplifting card with several stamp sets designed by Tracy Scott for PaperArtsy.  I love Tracy's designs and have used Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints to make them pop!

I created some blue backgrounds using my Gel Press with Waterfall and Jade Frescos and THIS stencil by Tracy (PS210).  I cut them down to make two 5x7" cards.  I then stamped the feather from stamp set ETS43 using my stamp platform.  I painted the image with Frescos, then restamped to add the detail back to the image. 

To add dimension, I stamped the flower from stamp set TS047 and the bee from TS027 onto gel printed paper I made with the coordinating Fresco paint colors.  I mounted them over the feather and embossed a sentiment in white to finish the designs. 

I am addicted to using my Gel Press printing plate and Frescos!  I hope this card has inspired you to create a stash of birthday greetings today.

There is a lot of inspiration waiting for you today!  Here are the stops to make along the hop:
 
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Of course, it wouldn’t be a birthday celebration without prizes! Topflight Stamps is giving one lucky winner a $100 Gift Certificate to the store. But wait, there is more, each stop on the hop has an additional $25 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 29th. Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on March 31st. Good Luck!
 
Meanwhile, make sure to take advantage of the birthday sale, with 20% off your order, now through March 28.  Click the images below to shop these fab products.
 
 




51 comments:

Lisa Hoel said...

gorgeous cards Autumn! those colors, yum! =)

FitWarrior said...

Hi Autumn, Thank you for sharing.

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

Beautiful card, lovely colors. I always forget that you can use the stamp platform for additional benefits....thanks for the reminder.

V. K. said...

Great bold coloring and beautiful background. Love the flowers and feather along with the big bee. So pretty!!

Unknown said...

That pink really pops out from the blue background - wonderful! From Laura P, in case it shows up as unknown

NeeterN said...

Such a bright, festive card! Definitely makes me want to get playing with my gel press!

Kiwigirl said...

This is such a happy bright card.

Catherine said...

What a vibrant and fun card! Just gorgeous!

Dana said...

I love everything about this card.

Viki Banaszak said...

Love, love, love the stamps you used on your card! The colors are wonderful.

Sunshine said...

Wow! What a beautiful card. Love the bold colors!

Ellen J. said...

Cool card. I am just beginning to explore all the different ways to use my gel press. Thanks.

Deb Bacon said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and I'm now a subscriber. I love your mixed media and the stamps you've chosen! Beautiful work!

Dina Kowal Creative said...

Oooh, I love all the layers and those vibrant paints! Gorgeous images, very skillfully combined. Happy birthday to Topflight!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous background. Love your color choices.

Hounddog70 said...

This is a show stopper! Love the the vibrant fun colors! WOW!!

Heather said...

I love how vibrant the colors are. Thanks for sharing.

ßeulah ßee said...

A re-stamp after painting? A brave move with outstanding results! I'll have to try this for myself ☺. The layered pieces and bold colors work together perfectly. Nicely done!

Annette Allen said...

wow your card is stunning. Love the color combo.. perfection

Rachelle Oltean said...

What gorgeous bright colors! This is like a color infusion of happiness! I love how you added the bee image on top of the fanciful floral/feather! This is fantastic!

Connie Mercer said...

I LOVE that used the chalk paint to color in the feather and flowers. Love the bright, distressed look it gives the image. Well done ~ you're the BOMB girl!!! Always come away with something when I see your creations. #gifted #blessed #thatisyou

pattyb said...

Wow! Autumn! LOVE your use of color! Thanks as always for sharing your beautiful art!

Joyce Verdon said...

Wow, how creative you are in layering stamps. Love the design and colors you came up with! Been a long time fan, you didn’t disappoint!

pattyb said...

Love all the gorgeous colors!!! Beautiful card...as always! Thanks for posting Autumn!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely cards with beautiful designs and colors!

Rox Boyce said...

Amazing layering to create this beautiful and bold collaged card Amber with stunning results.

Nancy said...

You can't beat a gel print background with fresco paints teamed up with paper artsy stamps...your takes are always glorious!

Kathi said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous. I love the combination of stamps you used, the color palette, and the design.

I never would have though to use the base of my platform to keep the stamp in place while painting. Great upcycling of the jar lid too!

Brenda said...

Bright and happy

Shades of Royalty said...

love the way the bee looks like its coming off the page

Marian said...

I love everything about these 2 cards! I think I'm going to have to finally get a gel plate after seeing this!

Katie Kleber said...

Gorgeous card! I love the bold and bright colors. I'm Fonda R. using my wife's computer.

Michelle H said...

Awesomeness at it's best! So happy xx

MC said...

Beautiful cards! Especially love the flowers/stamps

Gardenrose said...

What a gorgeous card - colors are so awesome!

Tanja said...

lovely colourful card.

sharon g said...

My gosh, the way you colored the images looks AWESOME. Each part stands out beautifully. I LOVE this look.

Karen said...

fabulous love all the colors!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning cards - LOVE the vibrant colors you have used

Tammy P. said...

So very bright and beautiful! This is the kind of card that makes someone happy the moment they are it.

Mary in Oregon said...

Until I saw your posting today, I can say I "have been to Hawaii!" - your use of those vivid tropical colors make me think what it must be like there - Bora Bora, Tahiti (?)- or another warm place! And those wings on the bee really do look possible because your gel-printed paper resembles the way insect's wings have that "rainbow effect" when the light hits them in the right way! I must remember that when I'm stamping insects! Quick card but obviously you put a lot of thinking into it before you started "arting" !!!

BrendaB said...

Love the bright colors!

Lee said...

Fabulous cards!! Thank you for sharing!

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice combinations. I like the coloring.

Jes said...

Awesome cards! Love the bright colors!! 🤩

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Wow!! Your cards are gorgeous!! Am new to this Fresco painting but these are very convincing in the need to get some!! Stunning!!

Chark said...

Beautiful work!

L in MN said...

After looking at the designs in the heading, I was surprised to see the brightly colored card. I was impressed with the detailed coloring of the the bee and flowers. You created a beautiful card.

Andre M. said...

Your cards are so bright and happy, lovely images for spring!

luvhymns said...

Feathers always get me drooling but with the flowers tucked into one side of it, that's just puts me out of my mind. Great coloring for TopFlights birthday celebration!

Ericka Strange said...

Love these gorgeous cards and the beautiful and bright colors you used! So very gorgeous!

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