Imperfection is Beauty

Hi! We are really excited to share the very first Design Team card by Sharon Traynor this evening…



Hello there. I’m here today to share a card I made with some brilliant Visible Image stamps.

Crikey! This card is something very different to the beautiful, colourful and inky creations the rest of the design team are making (and I will make in the future). But, I thought I would dare to be different and make a really classic card to show that these stamps look amazing with both a non-inky treatment as well as in amazing colours. I haven’t really seen the Visible Image stamps used in this classic way before so hopefully it may spark your imagination to try something similar with their other stamp sets. Mind you, I must admit I am really looking forward to using this set with vibrant colours too!

Anyway, hopefully I’ve hit an elegant note with this one?



This card is so easy to make and you don’t need a ton of supplies so it’s very easy on your budget.

The flower and sentiment come from the Imperfection is Beauty Visible Image stamp set. I stamped the filled-in flower 3 times onto black glossy card stock with clear versamark ink and heat embossed in Stampendous Pirate Gold embossing powder.

One stamped image was used for the background, another I cut freehand to make the raised 3d flower and on the final image  I cut around the centre.  The cut flower was curled carefuly with a bone folder. You have to be careful to avoid cracking the heat embossing. It was attached directly onto the background flower and the centre was added popped up on a 3d foam pad.

TIP: if your black cardstock has a white core, you can cover the white edges up by running a black sharpie pen around the cut areas.


Here’s a close-up..


The sentiment from the same set was stamped and embossed in the same way onto another piece of black glossy card and this was matted onto a card base made from a brushed gold piece of card folded and cut to create a 15cm x 15cm card blank.

I finished the inside by using the small flower from the same stamps set and a sentiment from the Go To Words set and heat embossing those in pirate gold too.



Stamps Used

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):


https://visibleimage.com/product/imperfection-is-beauty/      https://visibleimage.com/product/go-to-words/


Other Supplies:
Versamark clear ink, Stampendous pirate gold embossing powder, black glossy cardstock, brushed gold card, 3dfoam pad.


That’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Hugs,
Sharon xx


This is such a glamorous card! Our flower looks very elegant embossed in gold, and the curled petals look like metal! Thank you Sharon it’s fabulous! ♡


You will find more of Sharon’s gorgeous cards over on her blog.



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We will be back tomorrow with some fabulous Friday inspiration from Pauline Butcher.


Have a lovely evening.

Mark & Helen xx


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