It is Topflight Stamps 2nd birthday! To celebrate, they’ve teamed up with up some of your favorite crafters to bring you a blog hop showcasing some of the fabulous products available from Topflight Stamps. Please hop along with us all and show all of the crafters some love!
Of course, it wouldn’t be a birthday celebration without prizes! Topflight Stamps is giving one lucky winner a $50 Gift Certificate, and each stop on the hop has an additional $15 Gift Certificate up for grabs. To be in with a chance to win, make sure to visit every stop on the hop and leave a comment by April 8th.
Winners will be announced on the Topflight Stamps blog on April 9th. Good Luck!
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You should have arrived here from the very awesome Dana Joy's blog. If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Topflight Stamps' blog!
Today I'm featuring the Darkroom Door - Coffee Time set:
Here's how it inspired me. I wanted to do a mixed media'ish project. If you've been following me for any length of time, you know my style is generally clean + simple. This was a bit of a challenge for me but I had so much fun designing it:
The darkroom door Coffee Time set is really fun. I love their images and bold sentiments. Did you know that Topflight Stamps has a Coffee/Tea/Cocoa category in their shop??!!!
I challenged myself to incorporate everyday items that I had in my craft room. Can you spot them in my design?
I love to buy books from flea markets that I can use in papercrafting. The panel I used in my project today is from a japanese book that I picked up at a Seattle Japanese Language School rummage sale. I wish I could tell you when it was printed but I couldn't find any dates typed in english...I can tell you that most of the aging on that panel is real. I only aged it with distress oxides around the edge.
Green is one of my favorite colors so I added a smidge of green on that panel and then followed up with using the same ink for the coffee cup sleeve. Something that I recently learned from my Coffee Loving Cardmaker's teamie, Helen Gullet, is to use the interior of a coffee sleeve to distress/add ink to a project.
I then layered the coffee cup rings onto my panel and heat embossed them in white. I went ahead and cut up my inky coffee sleeve and incorporated it into my design too. Don't you love how much 'texture' there is in the green coffee sleeve?
That's it for me! I can't wait to hop around and soak up all of the amazing inspiration. Next up is Lindsay Weirich!
In case you get lost along the way, here's the complete hop listing: