Gift of Happiness – Visible Image stamps

Hello and thanks for coming to see us here on the Visible Image blog today ūüôā

It’s a beautiful day here in South Wales today, blue skies and sunshine, but so cold!

Kim Bacon is here to kick off a brand new week of amazing inspiration…

Hello! Welcome back to all you regular readers of the blog but a MAHOOOSIVE welcome to any new readers today! It is such a privilege to do what I do and I love letting other people know all about the fab stamps that Visible Image let me play work with!

All the links to the Visible Image website, blog, challenges, etc can be found at the bottom of this post. Also over on the ‘about us’ page you will see links to the other DT members blogs. We publish all through the week, each one of us on a different day, hopefully inspiring you to get creative with your Visible Image stash. Each DT member creates something using stamps from the range of their choice and using their own techniques. So whether you like CAS work, full on embellished pieces, cards, paint, inks, sprays, there is always something different going on with Visible Image.

 Visible Image - Just Be Happy - Plasma Background - Kim Bacon

Today I am showing you a useful project in the form of a gift bag. Now I used a gift bag board template. There are several on the market and there are also lots of How2s on YouTube telling you the steps to follow if you don’t have a board template.

The main thing for this project is in the making of the patterned paper. I know I tell you this regularly, but making your own backgrounds is such fun, as well as meaning you have totally co-ordinated papers for your project!

I started with an A3 sheet of card. I coloured it with Brusho paints. Check out YouTube for some inspiring techniques. This piece required lots of watery splotches. I mixed Brusho powder with water to make a wash in the 3 colours I wanted to use. You only need a small amount of powder for this as it’s quite potent stuff! You can always make more! I will show you in the How2 I’m planning OK? I will make time this week to do it.

Once dry I took the large squiggle and small squiggle, and stamped them all over the page using inks in shades of green and blue.The stamps are officially called Plasma (the large one) and Universal (the smaller one from 6 piece set) but squiggle works for me.

I made the tag and added the sentiment which is from the Be Happy set in the Express Yourself collection which I have embossed in black.

All the stamp images I used below are ‘click to link’ so you can have a look in more detail on the Visible Image website.

Visible-Image-Plasma-background-stamps-519x389     Visible-Image-Universal-background-stamps-519x389     Visible Image Be Happy stamp set

Right, here are the links I was telling you about, enjoy!

Click¬†HERE¬†to go to the¬†Facebook group –¬†Ask to join if you haven’t already.¬†
Click¬†HERE¬†to ‘Like’ the¬†Visible Image¬†Facebook page
Click¬†HERE¬†to find out about the Show & Tell¬†challenge –¬†It links to the group where you can upload your projects and tell us all about them for a chance to WIN some stamps!
Click HERE to go to the Visible Image blog homepage, to see DT inspiration projects and check out the Projects Gallery too!

Click HERE to subscribe to the Newsletter
Click HERE to go to my KimzKrafts Facebook page

See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the mean time enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days!  Kim

P.S. Why am I late today? Well, there are lots of things to do in my part of the world and sometimes ‘LIFE’ takes you by the hand and says ‘come play’.

This is such a fabulous little gift bag, we had it displayed on our table at the stitches trade show ūüôā To see more of Kim’s awesome work, visit her blog

Thanks again for visiting today, we will be back tomorrow with Soozie Tuesday ūüôā

(Off to find out what Kim has been up to now!!!)


Mark & Helen xx

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